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We “Flipped The Script”

Anthony and Staci Lo Cascio Author Interview

Food As A Prescription is a handbook for those that wish to alter their diet due to food allergies or for anti-inflammatory health benefits. Why was this an important book for you to write?

When you go through a traumatic experience and come out better on the other side it is quite significant. It makes you want to shout about that experience from the rooftops so others who are suffering in similar ways know they are not alone and that there is a light at the end of the tunnel. That said, changing something as fundamental as your diet can be overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be. Food As A Prescription eliminates the confusion and guesswork of evolving into a “restrictive” diet. We wrote this book to enlighten and empower others, as well as ensure they find a path to success as they embark on their own journey.

What is a common misconception you feel people have about food allergies?

The most common misconception is that nothing will ever taste good again and that it will be impossible to go out and enjoy life the way you did prior to changing your diet. While there are always challenges in life, nothing could be further from the truth. We have personally found all sorts of new ways to approach food that not only allow us to eat within our parameters, but also introduced us to wonderful new things to enjoy. People typically concentrate on what they can NOT eat, but we “flipped the script” to concentrate on what we CAN eat. These common misconceptions eventually led us to create LOCA Foods Inc, where we provide foods free from gluten, dairy, soy, and corn, yet they are still amazing in flavor and texture. Our company motto is “All We Do is Delicious”!

What do you hope is one thing readers take away from your book?

Mindset matters! While modern medicine is great at setting bones, it still takes a predominantly generalized approach to most health and wellness. If you are struggling to be heard, some of our best advice is to never give up and always be your own advocate.

What is the next book that you are working on and when will it be available?

Our next book, All We Do is Delicious, is a cookbook which will focus on delicious recipes free from gluten, soy, corn, and/or dairy. At the moment we are currently focused on getting our online bakery up and running smoothly. We plan for All We Do is Delicious to be available before the end of 2023. You can follow us online via Facebook and Instagram (@LOCAFoodinc), where we will announce updates for the book, or visit our website, LOCAfoodsinc.com, to get a handful of our favorite recipes for free right now. 

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‘Tap’ into your healthiest self!

Have you or a loved one been prescribed a dietary change because of autoimmune issues, skin irritations, or digestive complications? Or, do you simply want to live an anti-inflammatory lifestyle?

Making changes in something as fundamental and important as your diet can be overwhelming, but it does NOT have to be!

Food As A Prescription is THE perfect guide for those who need to change their diet for a healthier life! This best-selling handbook will enlighten, empower, and support you on your gluten-free, soy-free, corn-free, and/or dairy-free journey. Filled with tips, tricks, recipes, and recommendations. Food As A Prescription, will help you focus on what you’ll gain in life and help you eliminate the stress of living with modern-day food allergies.

A Book That Anyone Could Use

D. Terrence Foster Author Interview

The Stress Book teaches people how to mitigate stress levels before they become overwhelming, and when it does how to recover. Why was this an important book for you to write?

At about the start of 2020, the coronavirus pandemic was gradually taking over our lives. At that time, I was doing videos for my YouTube channel about how best to deal with the virus. One of those videos was about stress. It generated a lot of interest and comments and what I called or considered a desire of many people wanting more information about stress. So I decided to write a book that helps people deal with stress in difficult times. As I got further into writing this book, I decided as an author to follow the leads presented to me during the writing process. My focus then became not so much to write a book for the pandemic but rather a book that anyone could use regardless of the time of their life or whatever they are going through.

It was vital for me to write a book that was comprehensive, practical, easy to read and understand where the readers would be able to benefit from whatever information I provided to them. So, although the topic of stress can be very complex and very detailed, I try to present the information in a conversational form that makes it relevant and straightforward for the average person to understand.

Part of my life’s journey is to do whatever I can, however small, to help other people’s lives better. That’s what I want to do, and I hope that this book will help.

What is a common misconception you feel people have about stress?

Most people, when they consider stress see it as something or a condition that you get out of when things start going wrong or when you are unable to cope effectively with life challenges. Now, that may be true in part. In fact, forming the basis of most stress management plans and protocols, where ideas or concepts are often centered around how we manage the stress we are experiencing in our lives.

The greatest challenge for most people is understanding that the vast majority of stress we face has to deal with life issues. Therefore, the prevention and anticipation of what are some of the likely causes or the triggers or factors that lead to stressful situations are often more important than how we manage stress. The critical point here is that the emphasis should be on how do we prevent stress, how do we create a life where we can anticipate, and make life decisions that allow us to live in an environment where there is less stress because we are taking the right and appropriate step to prevent things from getting out of hand or becoming stressful. If you can prevent or reduce stressful situations before they are manifested, we are much farther along having a less stressful life than trying to find solutions to manage those conditions before they develop.

What do you hope is one thing readers take away from your book?

The main thing is that we have control over the vast majority of things that happen in our lives. Unfortunately, a significant number of people believe that they are powerless and have no control or very limited control over the things that happen to them. We have the power to impact our lives more than anyone else can. If we understand and accept that, we can prevent or reduce many stressful events that may happen to us without that acceptance. If we all understand how much power we have individually and collectively, we can accomplish so much, not only with respect to stress in our lives but often some of the other challenges that we face as an individual, family, or a country.

What is the next book that you are working on and when will it be available?

The Stress Book 40+ Ways to Manage Stress & Enjoy Your Life is a book filled with practical and useful actions. It is not a book you just read and put away and never get to again. Many books are like that; when you read them, you enjoy them, you say it’s really a good read, but then you never, in most instances, go back to them.

This book is filled with ideas. One of the things that I will do is to create a workbook that people will be able to utilize along with this book and be able to apply some of the practical things that it contains, a guidebook if you will, that is more practically driven.

The second thing I will do is write a book about a new relationship-mental-disorder that I introduced in The Stress Book. This disorder is called Abstract Kidnapping Disorder – AKD. I believe this will be helpful to many in creating better relationships and hopefully reducing toxic ones. As an author, there are always so many amazing and unique thoughts that go through the mind as we try to bring the creative energy that we all experience to reality.

I hope to release the guidebook later this year and the book about ADK in the fall of 2023.

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Are you or someone you know and honestly care about experiencing so much stress in life that it is so overwhelming? And maybe, the feeling that life is over seems inevitable? Or are you or that person trying desperately to avoid that condition? Well, look no further!
This best-selling multiple award-winning book takes a comprehensive approach to stress management & prevention and how modifying our lifestyles and taking practical steps can significantly reduce the stress level we are experiencing.
More than forty approaches to stress reduction, management, and prevention are covered in this book, giving you practical guidance applicable to most lives’ issues and circumstances. This book will help people struggling with challenging situations. For example, those who work in stressful jobs are involved in difficult personal or toxic relationships and many others. More importantly, it helps people from getting involved in these and other difficult situations and therefore prevents or reduces stress before it is manifested.

New Concepts: This book also provides you with many opportunities to simplify the management and prevention of stress by using a new acronym: S.T.R.E.S.S, which allows incorporating any of the forty-plus actions. You are also provided with practical ideas, solutions, and options that, when used, are likely to result in the reduction or prevention of stress.

You will also be introduced to a “new relationships (particularly toxic ones) mental disorder called Abstract Kidnapping Disorder – A.K.D.” This is associated with the termination of relationships.
This book is intended to significantly improve people’s lives at any level of society who may be experiencing stress in their personal, business, or professional lives. I trust that it will make a difference in yours. Thank you for taking the journey to improve stress in your life and reading this book

Nyam Thyme

If you are relatively new to exotic cooking, Nyam Thyme is the book for you. Author chef Jacqui Francis provides the reader with primarily healthy recipes that are easy and quick to prepare.

Author Jacqui eloquently describes foods and drinks in her cookbook which transported me to a tropical oasis with rum and jerk ribs. I enjoyed the Jamaican traditions that the author shares with us in her book making this a personable read.

I appreciated that the author included images of the spices so that I can easily purchase these items either in-store or online. Chef Jacqui also provides images of the recipe itself as well as an image of the finished product making this a colorful read that is sure to make you hungry.

The author provides recipes for soups, salads, meats, drinks, and much more. I felt like I was in the kitchen with my mother learning her recipes. I love salt, but Jacqui recommends no salt on several recipes, and she is absolutely correct, no salt is necessary as there is already so much flavor.

The drinks section is a fun chapter because the author provides dishes to pair with the dishes which is great if you are hosting a dinner party. My favorite section, of course, is the desserts! The bread pudding recipe looks and sounds delicious. I also must point out that Chef Jacqui adds her personal touch to each recipe down to the name of the recipes.

I highly recommend Nyam Thyme as chef Jacqui Francis provides you with all the tools necessary to serve dinner, drinks, and desserts. I enjoyed the fun facts about Jamaica at the end of the book as I was able to learn more about people and places. I recommend this cookbook to anyone who is on the lookout for some new recipes to impress their friends with! Have fun trying some great new dishes!

Pages: 100 | ASIN : B09GPFHG3N

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Andrew’s Awesome Adventures with His ADHD Brain 

Children with ADHD fight battles most of us will never understand. Each day finds them experiencing a constant barrage of thoughts, all competing to find their way to the forefront. Parents and teachers alike can benefit from truly listening to a child’s account of an average day living with ADHD, especially Inattentive Subtype. The Inattentive Subtype of ADHD is a prevalent but often not recognized. Andrew is a child living with ADHD, and his journal-style account of his life is the focus of his mother’s book. Kristin M. Wilcox’s book describes both the child’s and the parent’s experience with this incredibly challenging disorder.

Andrew’s Awesome Adventures with His ADHD Brain is a unique account of a family’s understanding of the disorder that is a part of their day-to-day lives. Wilcox artfully divides the book into two main parts–one from her son’s perspective and one from her own. She has handed parents and teachers a thorough look at what a child hears each day as he tries to focus and time and time again loses sight of the last thought he had as easily as he breathes.

I more than appreciated Andrew’s perspective. As a teacher, I have seen many students over the years fighting their own inner battles. Only those who live with ADHD know the inner banter, and Andrew’s very thorough commentary allows readers to gain a true understanding of the chaos that can ensue and the emotional toll ADHD can take on the entire family. This is a must-read for any parent of a child with ADHD.

Wilcox manages to give readers a guide that is not only informative but simple to read. There is nothing worse than actively seeking information on a topic only to find the resources dry, boring, and incredibly difficult to understand. Wilcox bypasses all of those issues and hands readers valuable information on one of the least understood types of ADHD. I found the Wilcox family’s story to be immensely helpful in the elementary classroom. Wilcox’s appendices are a wonderful resource for families and educators. This easy-to-follow list of questions and answers regarding symptoms and signs is especially beneficial to families and educators.

I highly recommend Andrew’s Awesome Adventures with His ADHD Brain to any parent who has a child dealing with the symptoms of ADHD. Schools would benefit greatly by adding this to their teachers’ resource rooms or to their recommended reading lists. This is the book families and teachers have needed for decades.

Pages: 114 | ISBN: 195735402X

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Food As A Prescription

Food As A Prescription is an essential book for anyone conscious about what they consume. Authors Anthony and Staci Lo Cascio write in-depth about food and how we should consume it to work effectively in our bodies. In the book, the authors go into detail about the nutrients each food provides. This handbook will help readers make the change to an anti-inflammatory diet, be it for medical reasons or just a desire to be healthier.

In this educational book, readers will learn about healthy eating habits, allergies, food intolerances, and much more. The authors provide crucial knowledge about food consumption and the impact it has on the body. The authors speak from research and experience, giving readers their life-changing advice on how to gradually improve their health while still being able to enjoy their favorite foods.

One of my favorite parts of this informative book is that the authors share different foods you can eat so as not to have a bland diet. They show that living healthy is not boring and provide delicious recipes in the book. The recipes are simple, straightforward, require few ingredients, are healthy, and taste good. Readers will gain the confidence they need to make meals from scratch. My favorite section was how to make staples for your pantries like All-Purpose Flour Mixture, pancakes, homemade dressing, dry rubs, and even chocolate chip cookies. In other chapters, readers will find helpful information such as food diary examples, safely eating out, and what a change in lifestyle can do for your health.

One important tip from the book is on reading the ingredients of everything. The authors advise that if you are not able to pronounce an ingredient, Google it or don’t buy. The authors are honest and upfront about why they chose this lifestyle and what made them decide to write this book, and I found their view to be refreshing.

Food As A Prescription: A Handbook for Those Currently On or Prescribed a Gluten-Free, Soy-Free, Corn-Free and/or Dairy-Free Diet is an illuminating book for those that are faced with making drastic dietary changes in their life. This book offers information on how food impacts your health and teaches readers how to integrate changes into their life without feeling the loss of a food group, leading to longer and more lasting health changes.

Pages: 79 | ASIN : B092312HHT

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Posttraumatic Stress Is Very Common

Dr. Peter Salerno Author Interview

Fit for Off-Duty is a self-help book targeted at firefighters but is a useful resource for anyone dealing with PTSD and their families. Why was this an important book for you to write?

Having been raised by a firefighter, and having a brother who is a firefighter, I experienced the impact that work-related trauma exposure had on my family members and how even subtle changes in thought, feeling, and behavior impact the family system. This book was inspired by that as well as the thousands of first responders I treat in my practice, and I wanted to offer a resource that could help first responders and their families make sense of some of the conflicts that arise as a result of traumatic stress.

What is a common misconception you feel people have about PTSD?

That it is not common. Posttraumatic stress is very common, not just in first responders, but within the general population. People refer to it as many other things, but we certainly underestimate how many people are living in survival mode as a result of unresolved traumatic stress.

What do you hope is one thing readers take away from your book?

I hope the book will help people give themselves permission to heal from the unnecessary suffering that posttraumatic stress causes.

What is the next book that you are working on and when will it be available?

I published a Law Enforcement version of the Fit For Off-Duty book which is currently available on Amazon, and I will be publishing another self-help/self-improvement book that is aimed more toward the general population that will be available sometime in May or June of this year.

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Every firefighter is a trauma survivor. Even veteran firefighters may not realize this. But constant exposure to traumatic events takes a serious toll. The body is affected, so is the nervous system, and so are the firefighter’s personal relationships. Off-duty days can become something to dread rather than look forward to. It doesn’t need to be this way. This book— written by a trauma therapist from a firefighter family—is a definitive manual for healing from trauma exposure for those who serve in the fire service and for those who love them. Feeling fit, healthy and unburdened by the effects of trauma can be a short-term therapeutic process. And there are steps firefighters can take on their own, immediately. This book is a good place to start.

Literary Titan Book Awards May 2022

The Literary Titan Book Awards are awarded to books that have astounded and amazed us with unique writing styles, vivid worlds, complex characters, and original ideas. These books deserve extraordinary praise and we are proud to acknowledge the hard work, dedication, and writing talent of these brilliant authors.

Gold Award Winners

Poems for the End of the Age by Hanz Peter Zell

Literary Titan Silver Book Award

Silver Award Winners

Bible, God and Free Will by Vasile Ghiuta

On a Fallen Wave by Benjamin Anderson

Visit the Literary Titan Book Awards page to see award information.

Scent-Sational Searches

In her book Scent-Sational Searches, author Deborah Worley takes readers through the perfume world, aiding them in exploring different fragrances and scents. Worley’s writing is captivating. She uses words to describe scents that will make you fall in love with fragrances. She calls herself a “fragranista”, a name that complements her knowledge of the fragrance world.

Worley helps readers get to know the fragrances that best suit them. Selecting a fragrance should not be a random affair. You need to be aware of your blood type and personality type that parallel fragrance families. The discussion on blood types was fascinating. Learning about the popular blood types in the world and how they may influence one’s personality was eye-opening.

Reading about the author’s love of fragrances is heart-warming. I enjoyed the stories about the relationship her mother and grandmother had with fragrances. Her exposure to fragrances at an early age influenced her passion for scents. Learning about the author’s career with fragrances was interesting as well. Readers will experience pieces of her life through the personal stories she shares. These experiences are moving, and her love of fragrances is infectious.

Readers will understand why perfumes are crucial in grooming after reading this educational book. From this book I discovered tips on how to wear my perfume, the most alluring scents for my personality, and styling do’s and don’ts. The author also includes the history of perfumes. The book also includes biographies of some world-famous creators of perfume icons like Coco Chanel, Estée Lauder, Michael Edwards, and Thierry Mugler. Seeing how they made a mark in the world of fragrance was fascinating.

Scent-Sational Searches: Find Your Fragrances By Blood And Personality Parallels is the ideal book for fragrance and perfume aficionados. This well-researched book will help readers understand the nuances of scent and help them discover the perfect one to complement their individuality.

Pages: 136 | ASIN : B09JKB8PX4

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