Sunday, 17 February 2019

Spotlight: Seized by Love by Melissa Foster

She’s the Naked Baker. He’s hungry for more than her recipes. Start The Ryder's series FREE! 

Lizzie Barber runs a successful flower shop by day and secretly hosts the Naked Baker webcast at night to help pay for her younger sister’s education. To keep friends and family from finding out about her sexy secret, she’s put her social life on hold until her sister’s education is paid off and she can stop filming the webcast.
Blue Ryder fell hard for Lizzie Barber when he met her a year ago, and he hasn’t been able to get her off his mind since. Everything about the feisty little brunette, from her tight bod to her seductive smile, cuts straight to his heart. Though Lizzie has turned down every invitation he’s extended—Blue is not about to give up trying.
Renovating Lizzie’s kitchen brings Blue further into Lizzie’s life, and the oven is not the only thing heating up. One night and one powerful kiss changes everything. But when Lizzie’s secret is revealed and the safe bubble she’s hidden in shatters, true love may not be enough to put the pieces back together.

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Book Birthday Blitz and Review: The Migraine Relief Plan by Stephanie Weaver

The Migraine Relief Plan: An 8-Week Transition to Better Eating, Fewer Headaches, and Optimal Health
In The Migraine Relief Plan, certified health and wellness coach Stephanie Weaver outlines a new, step-by-step lifestyle approach to reducing migraine frequency and severity.

Using the latest research, her own migraine diagnosis, and extensive testing, Weaver has designed an accessible plan to help those living with migraine, headaches, or Meniere’s disease. Over the course of eight weeks, the plan gradually transitions readers into a healthier lifestyle, including key behaviours such as regular sleep, trigger-free eating, gentle exercise, and relaxation techniques. The book also collects resources—shopping lists, meal plans, symptom tracking charts, and kitchen-tested recipes for breakfast, lunch, snacks, and dinner—to provide readers with the tools they need to be successful.
The Migraine Relief Plan encourages readers to eat within the guidelines while still helping them follow personal dietary choices, like vegan or Paleo, and navigate challenges, such as parties, work, and travel. A must-have resource for anyone who lives with head pain, this book will inspire you to rethink your attitude toward health and wellness.

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I decided to review this title because my husband suffers from chronic migraines. He's also spent much time researching how to improve his quality of life as conventional medicines, including the newly released drug haven't worked for him. We've both read this book and the following comments and observations reflect this.

"Looking at this plan makes me feel rebellious and wanting to scream," my husband's initial comment after finishing reading.

The Migraine Relief Plan is thoughtfully set out for the migraine sufferer to ease their way into the eight-week scheme. Controversially, the program recommends cutting gluten, something my husband wouldn't consider undertaking unless it was under medical supervision. Interestingly, his doctor, physiotherapist and neurologist don't believe eliminating foods from your diet is worth the time and effort. However, when all conventional means are exhausted, it's only natural migraine sufferers will consider a plan like this and its holistic approach to a complete lifestyle change ridding themselves of the debilitating symptoms finally.

We both agree this book is informative with plenty of practical advice. There's something to learn even for my husband! "Generally, considerable good wisdom … many good tips." He also notes similarities between himself and the author's symptoms.

The lifestyle sections will appeal to anyone who's wanting to become healthier and more mindful. While some things are familiar, we both appreciated how activities are consciously woven into the dietary program.

Overall, it's a plan which works for the author but we both wonder if this plan is just as easily be transferable to the European market because it may be more difficult to get a hold of some of the ingredients listed within the recipes. After a quick check, it looks like most things are available for a price £££

Even though my husband is the one with migraines, introducing the plan will impact the whole family and we'll have to give further consideration on how we could fully incorporate this plan into our lives to benefit everyone. In the meantime, there are recipes we will try.

We read the review copy via the Kindle app on an iPad and the formatting wasn't good and in areas where we found it difficult to understand where tables/lists are supposed to be. Therefore, the printed version is probably more favourable version to buy.

***review copy generously received courtesy of the publisher***

Stephanie Weaver, MPH, CWHC, is an author, blogger, and certified wellness and health coach. Her recipes have been featured in Cosmopolitan, Bon Appetit, Cooking Light, Parade, and more. She lives in San Diego, CA