The Power of a Plant

The Power of a Plant Author Stephen Ritz
ISBN-10 9781623368647
Year 2017-05-02
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher Rodale
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In The Power of a Plant, globally acclaimed teacher and self-proclaimed CEO (Chief Eternal Optimist) Stephen Ritz shows you how, in one of the nation’s poorest communities, his students thrive in school and in life by growing, cooking, eating, and sharing the bounty of their green classroom. What if we taught students that they have as much potential as a seed? That in the right conditions, they can grow into something great? These are the questions that Stephen Ritz―who became a teacher more than 30 years ago―sought to answer in 2004 in a South Bronx high school plagued by rampant crime and a dismal graduation rate. After what can only be defined as a cosmic experience when a flower broke up a fight in his classroom, he saw a way to start tackling his school’s problems: plants. He flipped his curriculum to integrate gardening as an entry point for all learning and inadvertently created an international phenomenon. As Ritz likes to say, “Fifty thousand pounds of vegetables later, my favorite crop is organically grown citizens who are growing and eating themselves into good health and amazing opportunities.” The Power of a Plant tells the story of a green teacher from the Bronx who let one idea germinate into a movement and changed his students’ lives by learning alongside them. Since greening his curriculum, Ritz has seen near-perfect attendance and graduation rates, dramatically increased passing rates on state exams, and behavioral incidents slashed in half. In the poorest congressional district in America, he has helped create 2,200 local jobs and built farms and gardens while changing landscapes and mindsets for residents, students, and colleagues. Along the way, Ritz lost more than 100 pounds by eating the food that he and his students grow in school. The Power of a Plant is his story of hope, resilience, regeneration, and optimism.

Answers for the 4 A Epidemic

Answers for the 4 A Epidemic Author Joseph A Cannizzaro
ISBN-10 9781616387020
Year 2012-03-06
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Charisma Media
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Answers for the new childhood epidemics… Autism ADHD Asthma Allergies The statistics are alarming. Diagnosed cases of autism, ADHD, asthma, and allergies are increasing exponentially, especially among children. If your child is struggling with any of these conditions, you know that the search for answers can be overwhelming. After thirty years in pediatric medicine, Dr. Joseph Cannizzaro has found an unmistakable web of interrelationship among the 4-A disorders and has learned to recognize many of the patterns behind them. In Answers for the 4-A Epidemic he lays a foundation for understanding this epidemic, including... · A comprehensive overview of each of the disorders, their causes, characteristics, and commonalities · A groundbreaking integrative treatment program that includes nutrition, supplementation, medication, and detoxification

Sustainable Diets

Sustainable Diets Author Pamela Mason
ISBN-10 9781317770039
Year 2017-03-27
Pages 368
Language en
Publisher Taylor & Francis
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How can huge populations be fed healthily, equitably and affordably while maintaining the ecosystems on which life depends? The evidence of diet’s impact on public health and the environment has grown in recent decades, yet changing food supply, consumer habits and economic aspirations proves hard. This book explores what is meant by sustainable diets and why this has to be the goal for the Anthropocene, the current era in which human activities are driving the mismatch of humans and the planet. Food production and consumption are key drivers of transitions already underway, yet policy makers hesitate to reshape public eating habits and tackle the unsustainability of the global food system. The authors propose a multi-criteria approach to sustainable diets, giving equal weight to nutrition and public health, the environment, socio-cultural issues, food quality, economics and governance. This six-pronged approach to sustainable diets brings order and rationality to what either is seen as too complex to handle or is addressed simplistically and ineffectually. The book provides a major overview of this vibrant issue of interdisciplinary and public interest. It outlines the reasons for concern and how actors throughout the food system (governments, producers, civil society and consumers) must engage with (un)sustainable diets.

Do You Have the Guts to be Beautiful

Do You Have the Guts to be Beautiful Author Jennifer Daniels
ISBN-10 0971434212
Year 2009
Pages 94
Language en
Publisher
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Reading this book will alter the very way in which readers look in the mirror, and provide them with more detail than even their doctors can give them from the fanciest and most expensive tests. Doctors Ray and Daniels share some little-known miracles of the body and, specifically, how each face tells a story of what is happening inside the body. After reading this book, readers will be able to unlock the messages their faces are giving them; they will learn simple, yet effective steps they can take to look and feel better, sans pills, chemicals, or complicated recipes. The authors reveal simple, natural practices for reversing wrinkles, blemishes, greying, and baldness, and feeling young again.

Clarity

Clarity Author Diane Altomare
ISBN-10 9781590793749
Year 2016-03-11
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher BookBaby
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When was the last time you sat down and actually paid attention to your feelings? When emotions are repressed, they build up and can eventually explode. In Clarity: Ten Proven Strategies to Transform Your Life, Diane Altomare will show you how to recognize and embrace what your emotions are telling you. Emotions aren’t an enemy to be fought against—they are messages leading you to a happier, healthier you. Altomare’s ten-step program is designed to guide you through the process of accepting and loving who you truly are, from the inside out. By learning to let go of past pain and resentment, Clarity will allow you to overcome the patterns of self-destructive behavior that are preventing you from achieving your goals. Find the positive elements in aspects of yourself that you feel to be negative, and stop repeating harmful patterns in your relationships. Each step contains practical exercises, allowing you to connect with inner feelings you’ve been neglecting and pushing to the side. Heal from your past negative experiences and create a happy and productive future. Altomare’s years of experience as an integrative life coach and public speaker are the backbone of her innovative new program. Each strategy is illustrated by real life examples from Altomare’s own life and the lives of the people she coaches. Use your emotions as a guide. Be receptive—your emotions are here to teach you.

We Are Data

We Are Data Author John Cheney-Lippold
ISBN-10 9781479857593
Year 2017-05-02
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher NYU Press
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What identity means in an algorithmic age: how it works, how our lives are controlled by it, and how we can resist it Algorithms are everywhere, organizing the near limitless data that exists in our world. Derived from our every search, like, click, and purchase, algorithms determine the news we get, the ads we see, the information accessible to us and even who our friends are. These complex configurations not only form knowledge and social relationships in the digital and physical world, but also determine who we are and who we can be, both on and offline. Algorithms create and recreate us, using our data to assign and reassign our gender, race, sexuality, and citizenship status. They can recognize us as celebrities or mark us as terrorists. In this era of ubiquitous surveillance, contemporary data collection entails more than gathering information about us. Entities like Google, Facebook, and the NSA also decide what that information means, constructing our worlds and the identities we inhabit in the process. We have little control over who we algorithmically are. Our identities are made useful not for us—but for someone else. Through a series of entertaining and engaging examples, John Cheney-Lippold draws on the social constructions of identity to advance a new understanding of our algorithmic identities. We Are Data will educate and inspire readers who want to wrest back some freedom in our increasingly surveilled and algorithmically-constructed world.

The Omega 3 Effect

The Omega 3 Effect Author William Sears
ISBN-10 9780316202862
Year 2012-08-28
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Little, Brown
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We all want to live as healthfully as possible. In THE OMEGA-3 EFFECT, Dr. William Sears turns his attention to the critical role that omega-3s play in the body. Dr. Sears takes readers through each body system-including the brain, heart, joints, skin, and immune system-and demonstrates how omega-3s are essential to each. THE OMEGA-3 EFFECT also offers tips on what foods and supplements readers should incorporate into their diet, as well as several delicious recipes. Written in the wise, accessible tone that has made his books long-term bestsellers, Dr. Sears offers a practical and science-based approach to living a more healthful life.

The Power of Nutrition with Enzymes

The Power of Nutrition with Enzymes Author Humbart "Smokey" Santillo ND
ISBN-10 0964195283
Year 2010-04-15
Pages 144
Language en
Publisher
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In "The Power of Nutrition with Enzymes," Dr. Smokey Santillo explains everything from the functions of enzymes to their myriad benefits for optimal health and longevity. This is the most accurate, comprehensive guide available for the layperson and an excellent, practical guide for professionals. As one of the world's leading authorities on food enzymes, Dr. Santillo is uniquely qualified to write and teach about this highly important topic. In working with more than 30,000 patients as a naturopathic physician, he has witnessed first-hand the benefits of food enzymes, and the many maladies that occur in their absence. Dr. Santillo has scoured the literature to bring you the important, useful information: how to preserve your body's natural enzyme stores, how to get enzymes from the right foods, and how you'll benefit from adding them to your diet. We've all heard about vitamins and minerals, even phytochemicals--but we don't hear about enzymes much in the media. Dr. Santillo highlights the critical importance of these natural keys to unlocking energy and vitality for all people in modern society. Enzymes are a part of all metabolic processes, from the working of our cells, tissues, and organs to the functioning of our digestive system, endocrine system, immune system, and every other system. Even minerals, vitamins, hormones, and neurotransmitters need enzymes to be present in order to do their own work properly. Enzymes are the true labor force of the body. If you're interested in longevity, vitality, superior health, losing weight, or overcoming sickness-or if you feel that after taking vitamins and minerals for years, you haven't really benefited as much as you'd like to--this book is for you. The human machine has an innumerable amount of enzymes, and we will be hearing more and more about them. As we grow more health-conscious, we will certainly strive for a greater enjoyment of life. More energy and a stronger mind and body are needed to face the stresses the future will bring. Enzymes can be instrumental in achieving these goals. You'll be amazed by what these little creations of nature can do! The Power of Nutrition with Enzymes will help you: --Learn how to increase the absorption of all nutrients, supplements, and foods using enzymes --Use enzymes to combat obesity, hormonal imbalances, all infections and allergies --Use enzymes for sports injuries, strengthening your immunity, and increasing endurance --Learn how to overcome anxiety and depression by using enzymes Table of Contents Foreword Introduction: The Power of Nutrition with Enzymes Enzyme Basics: What, Where, When, and How Enzymes and Digestion Predigestion and Predigested Foods Interacting Systems in Body and Mind Aging and Longevity Inflammation, Disease, and Allergy Who Needs Enzymes Juicing and Juice Plus+(R) About the Author References Index

What the Grown ups Were Doing

What the Grown ups Were Doing Author Michele Hanson
ISBN-10 9780857204905
Year 2012-02-02
Pages 368
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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Michele Hanson grew up an 'oddball tomboy disappointment' in a Jewish family in Ruislip in the 1950s - a suburban, Metroland idyll of neat lawns, bridge parties and Martini socials. Yet this shopfront of respectability masked a multitude of anxieties and suspected salacious goings-on. Was Shirley's mother really having an affair with the man from the carpet shop? Did chatterbox Dora Colborne harbour unspeakable desires for Michele's sulky dad? Whose Battenburg cake was the best? An atmosphere of intense rivalry prevails, with Michele's mum very suspicious of her non-Jewish neighbour's domestic and personal habits, and Michele very wary of children's games like 'Doctors and Nurses' that might bring bottoms into the equation. And with glamorous, scheming Auntie Celia swanning around in silk dresses demanding attention, Michele has a lot to contend with. Only the annual holidays to the south of France relieve the tension. This hilarious and wonderfully evocative memoir charts Michele's childhood and coming of age in a Britain that was emerging from post-war austerity into the days of 'you've never had it so good'. It is a characterful and affectionate look at a way of British life long since disappeared but one for which we continue to hold huge affection.

The Oliver Bryan Story

The Oliver Bryan Story Author Juli Bryan
ISBN-10 1498410871
Year 2014-09-26
Pages 230
Language en
Publisher Xulon Press
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In one instant, your entire life could be changed. One decision, one risk, one change could cost more than you ever thought was possible. In October 2012, Oliver Bryan was riding his motorcycle down a dark dead-end road in Phoenix, Arizona not wearing a helmet. When he lost control of the motorcycle, he flew off and landed on his frontal lobe, though miraculously survived. Though Bryan survived this motorcycle accident, his road to recovery was not easy. With prayers from his family, friends, and even those that didn't know him, the faith in God brought him and his family through this season of their lives.

Seeds

Seeds Author Rob Kesseler
ISBN-10 1906506523
Year 2014-05-07
Pages 264
Language en
Publisher
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Art and science collaborate on a fascinating story with extraordinary images in a highly-acclaimed book. Seeds, the most complex organs produced by plants, ensure the biodiversity of our planet. They vary from the impressive Seychelles nut that weighs twenty kilos to the dust-like seeds of the orchids. Some wait for hundreds of years to find the right place and time for germination after travelling thousands of kilometres or just a few centimetres. The evolution of their highly sophisticated structures from prehistoric times to today makes fascinating reading as do the wiles plants use to attract and deceive their chosen pollinators. The extraordinary images that accompany this story provide an unprecedented presentation of the magnificent diversity of seeds in all their exquisite beauty and sophistication. Fruits are the keepers of the precious seeds that ensure our future; some are edible, others inedible and many, quite simply, incredible.

Interrupted

Interrupted Author Kathrine Lee
ISBN-10 154114810X
Year 2016-12-15
Pages 142
Language en
Publisher Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
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Kathrine Lee...has an amazing ability to cheer people on to become who God designed them to be by communicating life changing stories wrapped in God's truth.-Lysa TerKeurst, President of Proverbs 31 Ministries and New York Times best-selling author The world can be full of challenges. Often, we must fight to see the good in the world. Kathrine Lee refuses to give up the fight. She believes there is good in the world, despite the pain and challenges we face. Learn how she found the spiritual strength and courage to stand up to disappointments and pain and find her path forward. A path that leads to joy, hope, and adventure. Lee left the church at a young age and wandered through dark valleys until she found her way back to the light. Once there, she became a passionate crusader for love and justice. In Interrupted, Lee discusses how she made the decisions that have given her such a fulfilling, satisfying spiritual and emotional existence. She shares her concern for anyone-but especially women-who has not felt the transformative power of God's grace. As Lee writes, that pain can be turned into an amazing purpose! Proceeds of her book will help her continue her work with Pure Hope Foundation, her nonprofit that assists in the restoration of those victimized by sex trafficking. "

The Road Out

The Road Out Author Deborah Hicks
ISBN-10 9780520953710
Year 2013-02-12
Pages 294
Language en
Publisher Univ of California Press
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Can one teacher truly make a difference in her students’ lives when everything is working against them? Can a love for literature and learning save the most vulnerable of youth from a life of poverty? The Road Out is a gripping account of one teacher’s journey of hope and discovery with her students—girls growing up poor in a neighborhood that was once home to white Appalachian workers, and is now a ghetto. Deborah Hicks, set out to give one group of girls something she never had: a first-rate education, and a chance to live their dreams. A contemporary tragedy is brought to life as she leads us deep into the worlds of Adriana, Blair, Mariah, Elizabeth, Shannon, Jessica, and Alicia?seven girls coming of age in poverty. This is a moving story about girls who have lost their childhoods, but who face the street’s torments with courage and resiliency. "I want out," says 10-year-old Blair, a tiny but tough girl who is extremely poor and yet deeply imaginative and precocious. Hicks tries to convey to her students a sense of the power of fiction and of sisterhood to get them through the toughest years of adolescence. But by the time they’re sixteen, eight years after the start of the class, the girls are experiencing the collision of their youthful dreams with the pitfalls of growing up in chaotic single-parent families amid the deteriorating cityscape. Yet even as they face disappointments and sometimes despair, these girls cling to their desire for a better future. The author’s own life story—from a poorly educated girl in a small mountain town to a Harvard-educated writer, teacher, and social advocate—infuses this chronicle with a message of hope.

Top Ten Ways to Be a Great Leader

Top Ten Ways to Be a Great Leader Author Hans Finzel
ISBN-10 0781414628
Year 2017-04-28
Pages 240
Language en
Publisher
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This follow-up to the international bestseller "The Top Ten Mistakes Leaders Make" focuses on the ten essential skills every new leader must master.

Reinventing Project Based Learning

Reinventing Project Based Learning Author Suzie Boss
ISBN-10 9781564845382
Year 2014-07-21
Pages 270
Language en
Publisher International Society for Technology in Education
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This newly revised book explores proven strategies for overcoming the limitations of the traditional classroom, including a wealth of technology tools for inquiry, collaboration, and global connection to support this new vision of instructional design. The book follows the arc of a project, providing guided opportunities to direct and reflect educators own learning and professional development. In the expanded second edition, educators will find new examples of the latest tools, assessment strategies and promising practices that are poised to shape education in the future.