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Book Review: Chia: The Complete Guide To The Ultimate Superfood by Wayne Coates PhD

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Chia: The Complete Guide To The Ultimate Superfood by Wayne Coates PhD is about a seed which is a protein powerhouse. The Aztecs were known to sprinkle it on salads. This protein is a known antioxidant with fiber, omega 3 and anti-allergenic properties. In addition, chia is a known stabilizer for the blood sugar. This aspect could be very important for pre-diabetics. Chia minerals and B vitamins are known to have a calming effect on the body.

Chia seeds may be added to juice with raw vegetables and spice to make a powerful all natural tonic, according to the author. Black chia is also a potent antioxidant. Chia oil may be utilized in skin care. High fiber foods include chia, avocado, artichokes, pears, sesame seeds, black beans and apples.

Coates explains that chia is considered an important micronutrient along with dietary requirements of calcium, iron, magnesium, zinc, selenium, copper and manganese. Micronutrients are substances that a body needs for growth and development. Typically, only small quantities are required. e.g. a vitamin or mineral Polyphenols are micronutrients which include tea and nuts. Carrots are micronutrients along with phytoestrogens like soy.

Coates discusses important plant proteins; such as, quinoa, beans, dried peas and nuts. Quinoa is a known substitute for gluten content found in macaroni. Plant protein is easier for the kidney to process as opposed to large amounts of red meat.

The book integrates a discussion of chia with advice to burn fat before breakfast and exercise in mid to late afternoon. Fitness experts are aware of these actions which help facilitate body building. In addition, body training should include approximately 10 minutes of body stretching daily.

As presented in Coates’ book, chia  is an important food with considerable powers as an antioxidant, protein and blood sugar tonic. The author describes the benefits of chia as a micronutrient and powerhouse tonic for health and well being. The presentation in Chia: The Complete Guide to the Ultimate Superfood  is easy to read. Everyone from fitness gurus to the average consumer should contemplate adding chia to the daily diet in consultation with your health practitioner.

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I've taught approx. 34 sections of collegiate courses including computer applications, college algebra, collegiate statistics, law, accounting, finance and economics. The experience includes service as a Board Director on the CPA Journal and Editor of the CPA Candidates Inc. Newsletter. In college, I worked as a statistics lab assistant. Manhattan College awarded a BS in an allied area of operations research. The program included courses in calculus, ordinary differential equations, probability, statistical inference, linear algebra , the more advanced operations research, price analysis and econometrics. Membership in the Delta Mu Delta National Honor Society was granted together with the degree. My experience includes both private account and industry. In addition, I've worked extensively in the Examinations Division of the AICPA from time to time. Recently, I passed the Engineering in Training Exam which consisted of 9 hours of examination in chemistry, physics, calculus, differential equations, linear algebra, probability/ statistics, fluids, electronics, materials science/structure of matter, mechanics, statics, thermodynamics, computer science, dynamics and a host of minor subject areas like engineering economics. A very small percentage of engineers actually take and pass the EIT exam. The number has hovered at circa 5%. Several decades ago, I passed the CPA examination and obtained another license in Computer Information Systems Auditing. A CISA must have knowledge in the areas of data center review, systems applications, the operating system of the computer, disaster recovery, contingency planning, developmental systems, the standards which govern facility reviews and a host of other areas. An MBA in Accounting with an Advanced Professional Certificate in Computer Applications/ Information Systems , an Advanced Professional Certificate in Finance and an Advanced Professional Certificate in Organizational Design were earned at New York University-Graduate School of Business (Stern ). In December of 2005, an earned PhD in Accounting was granted by the Ross College. The program entrance requires a previous Masters Degree for admittance together with a host of other criteria. The REGISTRAR of Ross College contact is: Tel . US 202-318-4454 FAX [records for Dr. Joseph S. Maresca Box 646 Bronxville NY 10708-3602] The clinical experience included the teaching of approximately 34 sections of college accounting, economics, statistics, college algebra, law, thesis project coursework and the professional grading of approx. 50,000 CPA examination essays with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Additionally, membership is held in the Sigma Beta Delta International Honor Society chartered in 1994. Significant writings include over 10 copyrights in the name of the author (Joseph S. Maresca) and a patent in the earthquake sciences.