Sunday, November 19, 2017

It Feels Good to Feel Good by Cheryl Meyer

About the Book
Title: It Feels Good to Feel Good
Author: Cheryl Meyer
Genre: Non-Fiction / Health
Got Pain?

This book is for anyone with chronic pain looking for answers. It will give you a place to start. You don't have to resign yourself to a life of pain and pills.

In this book you will learn:
* What is causing your pain and how to eliminate it.
* How to find a practitioner that will help you gain back your health.
* What's in your food? Organic, conventional, GMOs processed, fast, canned, dairy, factory farmed meat, soy, water.  Identify your sensitivities and heal your leaky gut.
* Identify the toxins in your life. in  your cosmetics, over the counter drugs,in you kitchen, in your body. Learn how to purge them.
* 34 stress busting ideas, and four simple exercises to reduce your stress.
* 32 suggestions from leading functional experts on how to get a good night's sleep..
* How to recognize a toxic relationship and make it work or walk away.
* How to tame Anxious Negative Thoughts "ANTs".
* The importance of movement, even for people who don't like to move
* How to take control of your health, reduce your inflammation and feel great again!

Section 3   Food
Chapter 7  Dairy
Dousing the flame of inflammation:
  1. Only use full fat dairy
  2. Only buy organic dairy products from grass-fed cows to avoid synthetic growth hormones, antibiotics and the stress hormones from factory farmed meat
  3. Raw milk is a good choice for additional nutrients and better taste
  4. Yogurt is good for you, but only buy full fat with no added sugar  
  5. If you eat cheese, if it is cow cheese, make sure it is organic, or eat sheep or goat cheese.  Watch the salt content on the label.
Dairy was the first category that I discovered I was highly sensitive to when I started my journey five years ago.  Probably my most favorite thing in the world is cheese, and I don't get to eat it anymore.  When I fall off the wagon and eat cheese, hoping that the cheese won’t cause inflammation, bingo, I get a flare, so it’s just not worth trying anymore.  It doesn’t matter if it is a cow, sheep or goat, I can’t eat dairy.
It is a common thing for people to be sensitive to, so I am not alone.
The good news is that I can eat ghee, which is clarified butter.  Clarified means the milk proteins have been removed, and these proteins are what my body can no longer tolerate; I am sensitive to the whey and casein protein in the milk.  Ghee is just as tasty as butter to me, so it solves a multitude of sins in eliminating dairy.
But the bigger question is, is dairy good for anyone?  This is what I found:
75% of the world is lactose intolerant.  The primary carbohydrate in dairy is lactose, a "milk sugar" that is made of the two simple sugars glucose and galactose.  North America, Europe, and Australia, don't have this intolerance as much as the rest of the world.
Whole milk from grass fed cows is quite nutritious.  If it is organic grass fed cow milk, it also has avoided most of the hormones, antibiotics and pesticides/herbicides that are in factory cow milk.  Grass fed cow dairy has omega three fatty acids which we need, and it has fat soluble vitamins like K2 that are essential to human bones.  I am talking about milk only in this regard, not cheese, which we will get to in a second.
The most nutritious milk is whole raw milk from grass fed cows.  It is not as risky as once thought and has many benefits over conventional pasteurized milk.
Low-fat or nonfat dairy, however, is not healthy and has had the fat replaced with dry milk (which has its own health hazards).  
Full-fat grass-fed dairy can reduce the risks of diabetes II.  This is not true of low-fat or nonfat dairy.  Full-fat grass-fed dairy is also linked to reduced obesity.
If the milk is from grass-fed cows, it is also linked to reduced heart disease and reduced strokes.  A study in Australia showed a 69% drop in heart disease if grass-fed organic milk was regularly drunk.
Fermented dairy products like yogurt and kefir may be even better if they are made from grass-fed milk.  They contain probiotic bacteria that can have numerous health benefits

Continue reading in “It Feels Good to Feel Good, learn to eliminate toxins, reverse inflammation and feel great again.
Author Bio
C:\Users\Majanka\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\INetCache\Content.Word\Cheryl Meyer.jpgAbout Cheryl Meyer aka Cheryl M Health Muse and her book, “It Feels Good to Feel Good, learn about toxins, reducing inflammation and feel great again.”

Five years ago, Cheryl got sick, really sick.  It was a perfect storm: she was working 24/7; her long-term relationship imploded; economic changes slowed her business; she got Type II diabetes; she was taking care of everyone else; her stress was out of control.

Then one morning … viola, Cheryl woke up in incredible pain that didn’t go away. Her doctor didn’t recognize what it was and thought it was in her head.

Cheryl didn’t want more pills, so she embarked on her own journey to find wellness.  When she started, she didn’t even know what she was looking for.  She was stunned to find toxins in every aspect of her life that were poisoning her.  She discovered the Functional Medicine community.  She was tested for food sensitivities.

This book shares everything that Cheryl learned to reverse her inflammation and put her autoimmune diseases at bay.  This is the get well manual that she wishes had been available when she got sick. The book is about first identifying  that toxins that were a significant cause of her leaky gut, then she identified  what  the toxins were  and finally she shares what she replaced them with. She addresses the toxins in our food, in our cosmetics, our cleaning supplies, our kitchen utensils, our water, our over the counter drugs, and even in our heads, stress, anxiety, lack of sleep, lack of movement and finally toxic relationships.  She wants to help others find a path to wellness.
Cheryl is now relatively pain-free, but still considers herself a work in progress.  She avoids the foods and spices on her specific, long list of problem foods.  She has purged toxins.  She has released stress and nagging worry.  She has learned to find joy in movement.  She has found love.  She is grateful.

Cheryl believes that following her journey will help you live a long, happy and pain-free life.
In order to help others, Cheryl has become a Holistic Health Coach, certified from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition©.
My book has won the following awards to date:
  • 3rd place CIPA EVVY Health/Wellness,
  • 2nd Place CIPA EVVY Illustrator in a non-children's book
  • New Apple Summer Digital sole winner in Health/medical
  • The Living Evergreen Award Gold winner for books that exemplify better living.
  • It is in the top 10 from Write your Own Dream Book, November 17, Institute for Integrative Nutrition.
  • TOP 12 Books on the Spirited Woman Fall Equinox 2017 book list.

Book Reviews
“It Feels Good to Feel Good, learn to eliminate toxins, reduce inflammation and feel great again” is written by Cheryl Meyer, a graduate of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition®, where she completed a cutting edge curriculum in nutrition and health coaching taught by the world’s leading experts in health and wellness.  I recommend you read this book and be in touch with Cheryl (Cheryl M Health Muse ) to see how she can help you successfully achieve your goals.

– Joshua Rosenthal, MScEd, Founder/Director, Institute for Integrative Nutrition
If you want to truly feel better…clean up! Just one tip from Cheryl’s book will change your life. She has written the ultimate source for getting well through detoxification.”Suzy Cohen, RPh Author of “Drug Muggers: Which Medications Are Robbing Your Body of Essential Nutrients and How to Restore Them.
“You have taken putting soap in the mouth for naughty words …” to a New Level!  LOL Who knew we were surrounded by so many toxins.
I’ve pretty much finished your book now working on giving sections to my family and friend that I think will especially appreciate certain chapters!  YOU, my Dear, have found your calling, YOU make this rather “dull” subject a Very Good, interesting read, with fun personal touches along the way.
I LOVE your book; I hope people will embrace it.  Why worry so much about health care if we keep killing ourselves with poison.  We can all start with eliminating the toxins out of our lives.              Val Peterson
“As a Functional Medicine Doctor who partners with patients to deal with the root causes of their symptoms, it was a pleasure to read a book that offers such a comprehensive yet simple approach to improve health, reduce inflammation and pain, lose weight and increase energy. This is a great reference to keep in reach on your own journey to optimal wellness.  If you are struggling with chronic symptoms like digestive problems, hormonal imbalances, and autoimmune disorders, this book may really help you. It lays out practical tools that you can use right away and at your own pace, everything from how to change your shopping choices to getting more comprehensive medical testing to reduce your toxic burden. Her simple to understand, well researched and easy-to-adopt tools can be helpful to even the busiest among us.”   Dr. Shilpa Sayana, Founder and Medical Director, Sayana Wellness Centers
“Cheryl has been not only been an exemplary patient, she has made it her mission to inspire and help others with her experience and knowledge!”   Susan Spizer, MTCM, L.Ac.
She writes like she talks, straight and with passion.  What you will read here will surprise you. A helpful read that you will refer back time and time again for reference.” Scott Lee, Master, Body and Brain Yoga, Monrovia
“My friend, Cheryl Meyer has written a book that I recently finished called “It feels good to feel good”. It has a lot of common sense solutions (many that you would never think of) to healthy, toxin free living designed around the reduction of inflammation through what you put in and on your body. Most of this is from her personal experience. I know Cheryl to be one of the finest people you’ll ever know. Cheryl’s also a big proponent of “functional medicine”. If you are unfamiliar with this form of medical practice, you need to read her book. It will change the way you think”.  Frank Jones 
Cheryl’s book is as timely as it is informative. This is an excellent read for those seasoned in the holistic lifestyle as well as those just beginning. There is something for everyone. Her material covers everything from probiotics, house cleaning materials, and abdominal massages, to which teas to drink for better sleep. She has the latest information on metal detoxing and extensive research on the air we breathe, the water we drink, and the food we eat.
Cheryl provides real solutions that can be implemented far beyond the basics with a bend toward functional medicine. I personally ordered three products within hours of reading her book. I’m especially thrilled with the depth of her research around relationships and those that can be toxic. Make sure to read this book and hold onto the “not to miss points” at the beginning of each section.
Shannon Eavenson, Author, & Physical Therapist/Health Coach


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Interview with Cheryl Meyer
Why write a self-help book?
I wrote the book about something that I was very intimate with and that I felt the world needed to know.  From total frustration and pain, It Feels Good to Feel Good was born.  I am hoping that by writing it I can help others navigate what is ahead of them and that they don’t have to be resolved to a life of pills and pain.

Did you personally experience the things covered in this book?
Yes, everything in my book is from my personal experience and my personal research to save myself.

How did you research for this book?
In the beginning I wasn’t researching for a book, I was trying to find out what was wrong with me, and make it better.  I didn’t even know what I was looking for.  For 3 years I filed articles away into folders on my computer by category and a pattern started to emerge and a road to wellness started to become clear.  When I started to write the book most of my research was already done.  I just researched new thoughts and approaches that had come out since I did all of my original research.

Have you written other books?  If yes what are they?
No, this was my first book, but there will be more.  My next book is a companion book for how I live around my 18 sensitivities and how I live my life as toxin free as possible.  But I also want to do children’s books about being sensitive to many foods and feeling different, and then I have a thought about how to do things that will inspire the children to eat clean and live without toxins and to become a leader in good food with their friends.

What do I think is the biggest reason someone should read this book?
The biggest reason is if you hurt and are looking for answers.  But I have come to realize that this information is critically important to everyone.  My hope is that people don’t wait to become “sick and tired of being sick and tired” before they change.  I want to inspire people to change now BEFORE they get sick.  It’s important for their health and for the health of their families.  We get asked a lot about aren’t we feeling deprived because we choose to not eat processed foods and junk, and because we are trying to live around all of the toxins.  People often ask us don’t we know we are going to die.  My husband’s response is of course we are, but he wants to be healthy to the end and die with a smile on his face.  How wonderful it would be if everyone felt that way, and we changed the system to stop poisoning us.
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