Health & Beauty

Dr. Lise N. Alschuler and Karolyn A. Gazella

Five to Thrive: Your Cutting-Edge Cancer Prevention Plan (Active Interest Media; October 2011; ISBN: 978-935297-40-6, $15.95) is written by an internationally recognized board certified naturopathic oncologist, Dr. Lise N. Alschuler, and a highly accomplished health writer, Karolyn A. Gazella. Five to Thrive is one of the first books of its kind to explain how we can use the power of epigenetics, the study of how genes are influenced, to dramatically reduce cancer risk and improve health.

Eliot Glazer

In a digital age where we can retake digital photos until they’re “perfect” and online culture embraces “epic fail,” the wildly popular website MY PARENTS WERE AWESOME bucks the trend by lauding the everyday heroes—parents—with vintage photos. Launched in 2009 by writer, comedian, and editor Eliot Glazer, the online collection of old photos of parents before parenthood proves that parents were once young, fun, and effortlessly cool. The site became an instant hit, with features on NPR’s All Things Considered, Fox News, ABC News, and more.

Lisa Bloom

Award winning journalist, television legal analyst, trial attorney and daughter of renowned women’s rights attorney Gloria Allred, Lisa Bloom, publishes her first book book, Think: Straight Talk for Women to Stay Smart in a Dumbed-Down World (Vanguard Press; June 1, 2011; ISBN: 978-1-59315-659-6; $25.99; Hardcover), which boldly argues that the women of today represent a stark paradox.

Ramy Gafni

Ramy’s philosophy is simple: “Minimum makeup, Maximum impact!” Meaning, if you select the correct color palette to enhance your features and apply it correctly, you can look younger and more beautiful with a minimum of products and effort. This viewpoint keeps Ramy busy, as he continues to see clients while working on the development of the RAMY beauty therapy® product collection.

Meghan Carter

The Meghan Method: The Step-by-Step Guide to Decorating Your Home in Your Style (Gem Multimedia, LLC, distributed by Cardinal Publishers Group; May 2011; $35.00; ISBN: 978-0-9829387-0-6; Hardcover), by Meghan Carterpresents her 18-step method created from two years’ worth of travels—where Meghan interviewed dozens and dozens of design professionals and everyday Americans across the country. She walks readers through the entire decorating process, from picking the perfect colors to discovering your personal style that ultimately will make you feel really good!

Marc Sedaka

For the better part of a decade, Marc Sedaka, (Neil Sedaka’s son), and his wife, Samantha, were among the six million American couples suffering with infertility. They battled through the anguish of endless rounds of drug therapies, dozens of artificial inseminations, in-vitro fertilizations, and miscarriages until they finally found a happy ending when a gestational surrogate (“womb for rent”) carried their twin girls to term.

Andrea Metcalf

In her new book, Naked Fitness: The Proven 28 Day Weight Loss Program for a Slimmer, Fitter, Pain Free Body (Vanguard Press; January 2011; ISBN: 978-1-59315-618-3; Hardcover; $25.95),Andrea Metcalf encourages anyone struggling to lose weight and gain vitality to face the mirror. “Take off your clothes and stand in front of a full-length mirror in bright light! Really see what’s in the reflection,” she urges. As Metcalf makes clear, daring to take an honest look at your body is the first step to taking care of your body, mind, and health, and truly loving yourself.

Diane Dimond

Veteran investigative reporter Diane Dimond has written a tell-all book about Michaele and Tareq Salahi, titled Cirque du Salahi: Be Careful Who You Trust, (on-sale exclusively at Amazon; September 15, 2010; Kindle ISBN: 978-1-61550-770-2 ($9.99) and Trade Paperback ISBN 1439273294 ($15.99). Cirque Du Salahi will reveal for the first time that for nearly 17 years Michaele Salahi has suffered from multiple sclerosis, not anorexia, as has been widely speculated.

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