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Book Review: The Omni Diet by Tana Amen

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The Omni Diet: Lose Weight, Reverse Disease, Fight Inflammation and Change Your Life Forever by Tana Amen is an important book on the essential elements of protein and vegetable combinations consistent with maintaining weight loss and an ideal weight. The plant/protein ratio is 70% vegetable to 30% protein content in an ideal diet. Extra protein is recommended to keep blood sugar low while burning excess fat.

Amen suggests exercising often, utilizing free weights at least twice weekly, drinking extra water, consuming a fresh green drink twice weekly and utilizing a sauna twice weekly to aid in discharging toxins associated with ill health and weight gain. The book suggests drinking sparkling water to quench the thirst in place of sugary drinks.

The author suggests that dieters consume green tea and stevia instead of sugary soda. Foods; such as, broccoli, folic acid, B-complex, B12, Resveratrol, Magnesium, ginseng and alpha lipoic acid are known to help repair the DNA.

The book suggests that sugar provides a breeding ground for cancer. Coconut milk and cacao are cited as important tonics to whet the appetite and control excess blood sugar. Various herbs are provided to add to food in order to provide anti-oxidant support. Examples are mint, ginger, cinnamon and garlic.

Amen recommends consuming probiotics daily in order to place good bacteria into the gastrointestinal tract. The good bacteria helps to keep the gut disease free over time as does the consumption of high fiber. The back of the book has over 100 pages of mouth watering recipes that are devoid of too much sugar and damaging cholesterol.

The Omni Diet is an important health resource for dieting and lifelong weight maintenance and control. The book shows how to make important substitutions like sparkling water and green tea for sugary sodas which add unhealthful levels of sugar grams to the diet while contributing little to the nutritive value of the food eaten. The presentation is brief and easy to understand.

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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.