A Different Kind of Hunger. A Different Kind of Fast.
Author: Alicia Britt Chole
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
“What are you giving up for Lent?” we are asked. Our minds begin to whirl: Chocolate? Designer coffee? Social media? Forty days later, some feel disappointed in their efforts (it was a limited-time blend . . . ), some feel surprised by their success (didn’t even miss it . . . ), but perhaps precious few feel spiritually renewed. Can such fasts alone truly prepare us to celebrate Easter? Or any other chosen time of reflection during the year? Or could it be that before we can be duly awed by resurrection, we need to daily honor crucifixion? 40 Days of Decrease emphasizes a different type of fast. What if you or your church fasted comparison? What if your family fasted accumulation? What if your office fasted gossip? 40 Days of Decrease guides readers through a study of Jesus’ uncommon and uncomfortable call to abandon the world’s illusions, embrace His kingdom’s reality, and journey cross-ward and beyond. Each daily, 1000-word entry will include a devotional based on Jesus’ cross-ward life; a reflection question to guide journaling or group discussion; a fast to inspire a tangible response; a thought-provoking Lenten quote; a sidebar into the historical development of Lent.
Journey to Optimal Weight, Health, Energy, and Vitality
Author: Elise Cantrell
Category: Health & Fitness
Winner: Diet, Health and Fitness category of USA Best Book Awards 2014 Reinvent yourself...Combine the time tested wisdom of sister sciences Yoga and Ayurveda to reinvigorate your metabolism, optimize your weight, awaken your energy and enliven your spirit. Uncover your ideal blueprint. By changing your eating alone, you can change your life. Modern culture has lost touch with the way we were designed to eat. The result is weight gain, sluggish energy, and compromised health. The mind is clouded and the spirit is dull. When it comes to eating and food, the ancient knowledge and common sense behind Yoga and Ayurveda is needed now more than ever. Rediscovering this wisdom alone can transform the body, mind and spirit in just 40 days. There will be no counting calories, fat, carbs, or points. This enlightened way of eating did not originate in Beverly Hills or South Beach, but from long ago and far away. These forty days aren’t only about losing weight but about gaining health, energy, and vitality. Many eating plans cause weight loss at the expense of energy and health. This plan is different. This plan is developed to lighten not only your body but the mind and spirit too. Optimal weight, health, energy, and vitality are the natural by-product of eating in the way we were designed to eat. Each day is a chapter in the book. Each chapter is one step forward on the journey to transformation. The next forty days will detoxify the system and reset your cravings, appetite, metabolism, and eating patterns. Forty days is the spiritually prescribed time period needed to reconstruct habits and forge lasting change. Watch your metabolism ignite, your moods lift, your energy surge, and your spirits soar. Your optimal self is there waiting for you at the end of the forty days!
The effects of time and temperature on the postharvest quality offruits and vegetables are visually depicted in the Color Atlasof Postharvest Quality of Fruits and Vegetables. Throughhundreds of vibrant color photographs, this unique resourceillustrates how the appearance (e.g., color, shape, defects andinjuries) of fruits and vegetables changes throughout theirpostharvest life and how storage temperature greatly contributes tocritical quality changes. The book’s extensive coverage describes 37 differentfruits and vegetables from different groups that were stored atfive specific temperatures and photographed daily after specifiedelapsed periods of time. Individual fruits and vegetables from the following groups arecovered: subtropical and tropical fruits pome and stone fruits soft fruits and berries cucurbitaceae solanaceous and other fruit vegetables legumes and brassicas stem, leaf and other vegetable and alliums Information is provided about each individual fruit/vegetablesuch as characteristics, quality criteria and composition;recommendations for storage, transport and retail; and effects oftemperature on the visual and compositional quality of eachindividual fruit or vegetable, associated with photos of theappearance at particular times and temperatures. This visualdocumentation shows how important is to handle fruits andvegetables at the right temperature and what happens if therecommendations are not followed. Also shown is the importance ofthe initial harvest quality of the fruit/vegetable and the expectedshelf life as a function of quality at harvest, storage temperatureand storage time. The Color Atlas of Postharvest Quality of Fruits andVegetables will appeal to a diverse group of food industryprofessionals in the areas of processing, distribution, retail,quality control, packaging, temperature control (refrigeratedfacilities or equipment) and marketing as a reference tool and toestablish marketing priority criteria. Academic and scientificprofessionals in the area of postharvest physiology and technology,food science and nutrition can also use the book as a referenceeither for their study or in class to help students to visualizechanges in the appearance of fruit/vegetables as a function oftime/temperature.
Offering the most current insights on horse breeding, this book covers the entire reproductive system, normal and abnormal mare physiology, and a wide range of reproductive problems commonly seen in both the mare and stallion. Coverage includes advanced reproductive techniques, with numerous breeding strategies to help you achieve optimal fertility rates. Features the most current information available on equine reproduction, including the latest therapies and treatments for breeding dysfunction, as well as advances in reproductive techniques Focuses on therapy and treatment to provide practitioners with quick access to key information Features the shared experience and valuable advice of world-renowned experts who have first-hand knowledge of which treatments and therapies are most effective