Introducing Donna Dube, MS, RN, author of A Timekeeper’s Guide To Weight Loss: Living An Intermittent Fasting Lifestyle, Watching When You Eat Not What You Eat

“My entire experience was wonderful and I would highly recommend Outskirts Press. When I write my next book, I will definitely return as a customer. Thank you!”

Donna Dube is a Healthcare Consultant and a Registered Nurse with a Master of Science Degree in Community Health Services. Donna has worked for 35 years in healthcare, and has seen the impacts of obesity, diabetes, and unhealthy lifestyles, first-hand. She co-authored an article, “Evaluation of the Impact of the 2012 Rhode Island Health Care Worker Influenza Vaccination Regulations, Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, 2015.” Donna is a wife, mother, and Nana, who has lost over 100 pounds following an intermittent fasting lifestyle. She has a passion for health and wellness, has studied nutrition at the graduate level, and enjoys coaching others on their paths toward healthier lifestyles.

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Intermittent Fasting Is The Holy Grail We Have Been Searching For In Weight Loss. A Timekeeper’s Guide to Weight Loss is a revelation for anyone who wants to reverse the impact of being overweight. Intermittent fasting is the holy grail we have been searching for. This book will change the way you view weight loss and food. You will learn how to lose weight and to get healthier. If the low-fat, low-calorie advice is right, why are our waistlines expanding? Did you know that the CDC estimates that obesity impacts 93.3 million US adults? Intermittent fasting is a weight loss plan with added health benefits: increased energy, enhanced mental focus, decreased diabetes risk, and reduction of Alzheimer’s Disease and some cancers. It also slows the aging process. In this book, you will learn to: become a timekeeper on your weight loss journey, decrease circulating insulin, become a fat-burner, and restrict when you eat, not what you eat. Enjoy your food without guilt. May the fast be with you.

Introducing Anhvu Nguyen, Peyton Nguyen, Kyan Nguyen and Paxtyn Nguyen, authors of Doctor Visit Fears, Are They Real?

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AnhVu Nguyen MD is a double boarded physician in Family Medicine and Emergency Medicine. He has been a practicing emergency physician for 19 years. He has authored five books including two medical books and one children’s book. His medical books are found in medical libraries worldwide and have received the highest ratings by the Doody Medical Book Review Service. Peyton Nguyen, Kyan Nguyen, and Paxtyn Nguyen all share their father’s passion for writing and are currently in 5th, 4th, and 2nd grade, respectively.

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Doctor Visit Fears, Are They Real? This book is a realistic account of a little boy’s (Paxtyn) fears associated with a routine doctor visit. His fears start with the anticipation at home, is worsened by the faces that he sees in the waiting room, and continues as he is being examined by the doctor. In every instance, Paxtyn learns that his fears are not real and that his experience is rather enjoyable.

Introducing Katherine S. Egan, author of Genetics Isn’t Everything

“As a first-time author, the entire process was a bit daunting, but Dana and her colleagues made this experience delightful. I would highly recommend Outskirts Press.”

Katherine S. Egan combines an MS in Professional and Technical Communication with over 20 years of writing experience and numerous awards; a BS in Computer Science/Mathematics; a US Coast Guard Third Mate unlimited license (and a commission as an ensign in the US Navy); and lessons learned as a vibrant and healthy, loving wife, step-mom, blogger, optimist, philanthropist, lifelong learner, traveler, and outdoors enthusiast. Katherine found her true calling when her beliefs were validated at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. Today she is an internationally certified Holistic Health Coach helping clients rediscover their path toward optimal health. She shares stories of women who have suffered and conquered illness, and she wants to help you find your extraordinary life too. If you’re ready for your own transformation, contact Katherine today at: www.healthwealthfun.com.

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Don’t let genetics determine your destiny! Epigenetics proves that environment, food, lifestyle, and daily toxin exposure can lead us down a path of health or illness, depending on the decisions we make every day. By supporting the genes you were born with, you can live a healthier and happier life—and your jeans will fit better too. Guaranteed! Working outside our passion is exhausting, but facing a life with illness or even a lack of energy is what really stops us from achieving our true potential. From a young age Katherine S. Egan intuitively avoided Styrofoam, plastic containers, and microwaves without ever thinking she would one day be destined to write, teach, and become an internationally certified holistic health coach, helping others learn how to achieve an extraordinary and healthy life. Her true mission? To spread hope. “My passion is to help people understand that genetics isn’t everything. Just because you have certain family traits and genes or certain diseases seem to run in your family, there is no guarantee that you will get the same illnesses or conditions as your parents or grandparents.” Genetics Isn’t Everything shares wrenching yet heartwarming stories about women who have taken health into their own hands and ultimately changed their lives with nutrition and self-care. A happy and healthy life, while not guaranteed to everyone, is within reach. You can change your genetic destiny. You can take back your life!

Introducing Thomas Tasseff, author of Slowing and Stopping the Aging Process: The Lifesaving Legacy of Tom Tasseff Continues

“My experience with you was beyond compare.”

Throughout his 86 years of life, Tom Tasseff has carried out his research on health, fitness, and the prevention of disease. He attributes much of his personal and professional success to his healthy body and his healthy mind. As a physical conditioning coach and health advocate, Tom has been widely requested by people seeking to improve their general good health as well as by those severely afflicted with detrimental diseases and he has achieved countless positive results. Tom wrote this book to share with you what he has learned and employed over his lifetime in hopes that you too will be encouraged to take positive action and take responsibility for and control of your life, your health, your happiness, and your destiny.

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The Aging Process Can Be Slowed to Increase Your Lifespan by 20 to 30 Years! The human body is a finely tuned machine with the unique ability to replicate and rejuvenate itself, to stay young and strong, and to last indefinitely. Of course, this simple fundamental principle has its basis in the assumption that we have provided the right conditions and have taken good care of our cells. In this book, Tom Tasseff shares with you what he has learned from a lifetime of research and experience.

Introducing William Kenly, author of The Dogs of Cancer

The Dogs of Cancer is the third in the ‘Dogs’ series and I still get a rush when I see that e-mail announcing that the book is published. Thank you Outskirts, and special thanks to Jennifer, my Author Representative. Navigating through this on-line publishing for someone (like me) who is only semi-computer literate is not without its bumps. But everytime I was stuck, Jennifer was always there quickly and with just the answer I needed. She had very good suggestions, most of which I heeded, and I am looking forward to publishing more books in the ‘Dogs’ series. Outskirts Press has a well-thought out process with almost unlimited options for the author, and is a great choice for any author trying to decide among publishers.”

William Kenly is also the author of the highly acclaimed The Dogs of Divorce (2010) and The Dogs of Luck (2012).  Kenly was diagnosed with MTC in 2008 and writes frequently on the subject. He and his wife live north of Boston in their empty-nest home abutting a state park. They enjoy biking, kayaking, skiing, traveling, and watching their four 20-something-year-old children start their own adult lives. Contact the author at williamkenlybooks@gmail.com.

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Coming out of the fog and disorientation of general anesthesia from the operation, three words sliced into my comprehension with absolute clarity: Medullary Thyroid Cancer. “The Dogs of Cancer” is a book of hope. While it is about a specific and fairly rare form of Thyroid Cancer, Medullary Thyroid Cancer, in a larger sense it is about all cancers. There is a chapter on: 1. General, holistic understanding of cancer, including nutrition and environment but especially about the recently established causal role that stress plays in developing cancers. 2. Another chapter is on “Cancer Humor,” that out-of-the-box brand of humor that only people facing their own mortality can enjoy. 3. An important chapter about caregivers elegantly brings to light the psychological and emotional pressures on a cancer person’s primary support. 4. A favorite chapter, and it’s more of a rant, is about the things people say, usually with the best of intentions, to someone with cancer. “Medullary Thyroid Cancer”. These three words changed author William Kenly’s life as he began a very intimate journey of personal discovery. Some friends would move closer, some would distance themselves. Some people would open up and share their deepest secrets because he now belonged to their “meddie” club, and other people would move against him, driven by the bully inside as they saw a vulnerable target. Kenly suffered at the hands of incompetent doctors having unnecessary procedures and treatments. He was steered away from nutrition and other alternative medical treatments, but he also met doctors whose advice about this rare disease was insightful to the point of ethereal vision. The Dogs of Cancer is a courageously open and uplifting personal exploration of cancer and its effects on not only the cancer patient but the lives of those around him. The book explores dealing with cancer, and MTC in particular, but it also delves into the rewards of spiritual growth. The reader will discover glimpses of an inner god-consciousness, a spirit that leaps from the part of us that routinely handles the everyday triumphs and tragedies, and connects the day-to-day routine with universal energy and understanding. This beautifully written memoir assures the reader that although “cancer sucks,” it can lead to a better understanding of self and the universe that surrounds us.

Introducing Kim Weiler, author of PS — It’s All About Love

“The best part was the team of people who helped me along the way and are still helping me! Everyone at Outskirts Press has been so supportive, efficient, and overall amazing to work with. I’ve felt very safe the entire time with my baby in their experienced hands! The one-click publishing package was worth every penny in my book: Literally and figuratively! The biggest thing for me was that I didn’t have the time to even think about all the stuff I had to do when self-publishing and I simply didn’t have to. They did it all for me! Everything from the copyrighting to the editing to book cover design. I am in love with my cover by the way! The amount of guidance I received in every stage of the process was unbelievable! I had hired my own editor before deciding on how to publish, but truly appreciated the second set of skilled eyes! I also loved working with their marketing specialist. The amount of research and contacts she provided saved me a massive amount of time! One-click seemed like a no-brainer when I made the initial decision and the best news is they followed through on every part of the agreement! That says a lot about the publisher and the people who have read my book consistently comment on its high quality. This has been an incredible experience and a dream come true.”

Kim Weiler’s 21-year journey to healing began when she developed the autoimmune disease psoriasis at the age of 19. After a long career working in all facets of the TV and film industries (see www.imdb.me/kimweiler) and living with the fear that her psoriasis would negatively impact her work as an actress, she is now helping others through her business Healing My Skin, LLC. Kim holds a bachelor’s degree from Marymount Manhattan College, is a graduate of the esteemed Institute for Integrative Nutrition (IIN) and is a member of the International Association of Health Coaches (IAHC). As an Internationally Certified Health Coach, Kim is devoted to helping others who struggle with skin conditions. She has learned from experience that feeling good about ourselves, with all of our human imperfections, is key to living a fulfilling life. Visit Kim at www.healingmyskin.com.

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Nutrition and Self-Love: The Secrets to Healing Your Skin. Kim Weiler knows how hard it is to live with psoriasis. Since the age of nineteen, she’s navigated the frustration, depression, anger and feelings of shame it can cause. She knows what it’s like to worry that people will discover your “secret.” She understands the fear of judgement that comes with a painful, visible autoimmune disorder. Through her path to healing, she has knowledge that she passionately shares with you about replacing all that doubt, fear and self-criticism with the greatest medicine of all: Love. If you’ve picked up this book, you’ve already tried just about everything your doctor or dermatologist has to offer, and chances are, those treatments don’t work reliably, or they have undesirable side-effects. Kim helps you find patience and gratitude while teaching that your illness is your body communicating with you. She shows you what loving yourself really means in the context of healing your skin. It means changing the way you think about caring for yourself physically, emotionally and mentally. It means making a daily commitment to positive changes that might seem impossible at first, including proper nutrition and other techniques that heal you from the inside out. Her goal in writing this book and in her practice is to prevent you from “trying everything” out of desperation like she did, and to help you find the self-love needed to get you through each and every day. As she says, “Today is the day to take control of your health, to eat right, think right, love right and in return your skin will love you for this!”

Introducing Dr. George Burnell, author of Toxic Food Nation: Why The American Diet is Killing Us and What We Can Do About It

“Leona was very patient, prompt, knowledgeable and helpful in resolving many technical issues. I enjoyed working with her through the choppy waters of publication.”

Dr. Burnell has lectured on the health effects of nutrition on aging for over three decades. He is clinical assistant professor of psychiatry at Stanford University School of medicine and at the University of Hawaii medical school in Honolulu, HI, and Chief emeritus of psychiatry at the Kaiser Permanente Medical Centers at Santa Clara, CA and Honolulu, HI.

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Is Toxic Food the New Tobacco? Toxic Food Nation; Why the American Diet Is Killing Us and What We Can Do About It is a wake-up call to all Americans about the typical American diet, rich in processed foods, fat, sugar, salt, omega-6s, pesticides, hormones, antibiotics and hundreds of untested chemicals. This diet triggers chronic inflammation in the body and brain, which leads to heart disease, diabetes, obesity, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, Crohn’s disease, arthritis, anxiety, mood and behavior disorders, and cancer. We are now faced with several questions about the safety and toxicity of the American diet. How harmful are these chemicals? Can we rely on the government and food industry to protect us from potential threats to our health? What can we do to protect ourselves? Toxic Food Nation answers all these questions and tells you what the food and chemical industries don’t want you to know and why governmental agencies and elected officials remain silent on the subject. Our food supply is laced with dangerous toxic chemicals that will harm you and your loved ones for years to come unless you take action now. Toxic food is now the new tobacco. It took over two decades before the public accepted the fact that tobacco caused cancer. Meanwhile, plastics and pesticides in our food continue to stockpile in our issues for decades, eventually erupting into a full array of chronic diseases in midlife. In Toxic Food Nation Dr. Burnell shows you how to benefit from cutting-edge science, explaining how to protect and enhance your immune system, which is the key to overcome the devastating effects of chronic inflammation. Drawing from clinical and laboratory studies as well as the latest research around the world, Toxic Food Nation gives you a highly practical program of simple dietary recommendations to prevent disease and heal the symptoms that threaten you and your loved ones. In a clear and nontechnical language Dr. Burnell discusses the issues, choices and barriers to overcoming the daily exposure of toxins in our food.

Introducing Lyn M. Sinclair, author of Taking the Fear and Mystery Out of Cancer and Other Chronic Diseases

“My experience with Outskirts Press has been outstanding from the first ‘Hello.’ I felt like I was in good hands throughout my entire process from the beginning right through to the marketing and distribution. I believe they are a highly professional, caring group of people who truly enjoy the service they are providing to their writers. Their response time to my phone calls and emails have usually been the same day or the next day sometimes. I have complete faith in the quality work they have done on my book and love all the amazing distribution channels they have my book available on. I have a good feeling about the upcoming success of my book. I am grateful for the existence of self-publishing and the fact I was drawn to Outskirts Press intuitively. I highly recommend them and believe their Ultimate Package and the extra Marketing options I purchased are entirely worthwhile. I am positive my book sales will rapidly turn to profit and make every penny of my investment in publishing and marketing through Outskirts Press a winning experience.”

Lyn M. Sinclair has been an advocate of the Alternative and Holistic Healing Arts since she was first introduced to nutrition as a teenager. She currently works as a Massage Therapist. In 2016, she realized she was facing two serious diseases, which ultimately motivated her to use this as an opportunity to completely justify a lifelong philosophy of curing root causes of disease. After a brief, fearful moment of considering turning herself over to mainstream conventional solutions to her problems, she became determined to use this as an opportunity to prove her beliefs were far more than just an idealistic philosophy. Making the decision to tackle her health problems alternatively proved to be a complete act of faith. She realized very quickly how this path is intentionally void of the support necessary for everyone to be able to make these same choices without undue sacrifice and hardship. She hopes this story serves as a catalyst of change by throwing one small pebble to start a ripple effect in a seemingly insurmountable task to achieve true equality in healthcare.

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Making a case for equality and balance in a truly democratic health care system. This is a story which began as a courageous decision to choose the unsupported path of alternative healing for breast cancer and a parathyroid tumor simultaneously. The journey evolved into a powerful life lesson about the political, financial, medical, emotional and physical ramifications of the challenges facing me. The desire and efforts to restore my health to normal was intensely rivaled by the unfair circumstances adding an extra burden of stress to the process. After months of researching and experiencing a variety of options available to me, I achieved success in a way that seemed impossible. As I reflected on everything I learned during the intense six months of devoting all my time and attention to achieving my goals, I realized my story had become an interesting tapestry of information worth sharing with others. My original desire was to offer a successful testimony and details about how I achieved healing. Then I realized my lessons gave me a whole new perspective on what it means to be living in a society where healthcare is governed by a controlling monopoly. My story became an exercise in free speech to shed light on the unfair disadvantages and challenges one experiences by refusing to be subjected to a one-sided medical paradigm. In addition to sharing that it is entirely possible to heal root causes of disease without harmful side effects, I give testimony to the treatments I experienced which could easily be part of our mainstream supported health care for everyone.

Introducing William Howard, author of The Gym Is A Zoo

“This was the best experience I have had thus far in the self-publishing business. E-mails were responded to each time, and the flow of the publishing process was very efficient. Each person involved in the publishing process was knowledgeable and focused on the tasks at hand.”

William Howard was raised in a Christian household in the Southeastern area of the United States. Though his college background was in the technical area of applied science, he was always well-rounded in his interests and had a lively sense of humor. As he learned early in life, scientists are observant, and he considers himself a scientist. He has always been committed to health and fitness. Mr. Howard has been a member of many gyms and fitness centers over the years. Whether he was at home, traveling on leisure or traveling for business, he has always understood the link between longevity and fitness. He is one of those people who always checks into the hotel, spends a day coordinating projects and finishes his day working out in the hotel’s fitness center. In this book, Mr. Howard takes a close look at the people who congregate at gyms and fitness centers and especially their quirky behaviors. The actions of the characters are based on real incidents but their names have been changed to preserve their privacy.

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Once you read this book, going to the gym will take on a new meaning. This book will transport the reader into the wild kingdom, where he will be able to identify numerous animals that have sometimes escaped his attention. The information provided in this book will be more helpful to the avid health and fitness group than energy drinks and protein shakes. Since knowledge is power, purchase this book and jump-start your power generator.

Introducing William Kenly, author of After the Diagnosis, Medullary Thyroid Cancer Memoirs

“I have dealt with several reps at Outskirts Press, and Leona is the most responsive and professional. I would like to work with her on all future projects. Thank you.”

The 84 stories in this collection are from 66 veterans of Medullary Thyroid Cancer, from nations around the world. Proceeds go totally to cancer research. This book was edited by Elizabeth Simons, Galina McClain, and William Kenly.


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“After The Diagnosis” was conceived one dark February evening during an unusually chatty Facebook MTC cancer group session, as the winter’s third blizzard raged in the Northeast. Four months later, after 66 members of that group had put pen to paper, this collection of 84 stories went to the publisher. The only subject direction was to write about what cancer meant in their lives. No two stories are the same. Every story helps the reader understand about living with cancer. The stories are raw, insightful, and uplifting. Each story is a gem, and there are postings from those who have recently passed away, and writings from the children and parents. These stories are brimming with honesty, healing, and an understanding of our collective mortality. Comments from the cancer authors: “I feel like I live on a log in the middle of a river, waiting for it to be pulled over the waterfall.” “With all the twists and turns during my MTC years, I feel as though I am always playing ‘Whack-A-Mole’.” “I am so happy I did this. It is so relieving to pull it up and out of myself. I still get emotional reading it, though.” “I don’t like to complain usually, so it was a bit difficult to admit how hard writing my story was for me…since the big diagnosis.” Excerpts from the stories: “‘I feel a lump’, was the first thing I heard from my PCP. I had just thought I was tired and gaining weight because of menopause…” “In the end, I can nudge the cancer and tell it to move over. We’re in this together, for the long haul. The enemy, if you want to name one, is not cancer. It’s fear.” “Respectfully, I say ‘thank you’ to my cancer for showing me what an awesome life I have and what amazing family and friends I have been blessed with. And don’t forget, Cancer, “you are my bitch.” “Cancer changes people. It sculpts us into someone who Understands more deeply, Hurts more often, Appreciates more quickly, Cries more easily, Hopes more desperately, Loves more openly, and Lives more passionately.”