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Book Review: The Plan by Lyn-Genet Recitas

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The Plan: Eliminate the Surprise “Healthy” Foods That Are Making You Fat and Lose Weight Fast by Lyn-Genet Recitas is a wonderful book which explains why people do not lose weight despite dieting, exercising and cutting back on their favorite foods. In short, the author explains that inflammation is the reason for a retarded metabolism which resists any attempts to lose weight.

Recitas explains in great detail how low grade inflammations thrive in an environment where the patient keeps eating food which prevents rather than promotes weight loss irregardless of the calorie content. For instance, too much sodium creates inflammation, as does a lack of enough water.

Examples of reactive foods are deli meats, hot dogs, bagels, corn, pizza crust, trans fats and shrimp. Certain foods like lobster may promote inflammation due to the difficulty in processing the complex enzymes. Generally, an immunologist or gastroenterologist can take an allergy blood panel to determine whether or not certain foods like peanuts, shrimp or peach fuzz create an allergic response.

Recitas explains that foods; such as, lamb, apple, kale, squash, mixed greens and water are the least reactive. Oatmeal can be reactive for some people. Foods like butter are packed with Vitamin D, E, copper and selenium.

The author shows how a liver detoxification program implemented at breakfast can rid the body of toxins which inhibit metabolism. Dandelion tea is a classic tonic for detoxifying the liver. MSM is known for strengthening the mucosa and probiotics help to balance yeast overgrowth and place good bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract. Vitamin B12 energizes patients and assists in liver detoxification. SAMe is also a known liver detoxification product.

Recitas has important advice for modulating thyroid function. Her advice is to drink more water, keep the body warm and take kelp. Maine Coast Sea Season assists in maintaining proper iodine levels.

The Plan  is an important nutritional resource designed to maximize the bodily metabolic processes. Patients should work with their physicians, nutritionists and physical therapists in order to achieve an optimal metabolism. The author’s secret for dealing with a retarded metabolism is to reduce internal inflammations rather than to count calories alone or exercise. Internal inflammations show up in the blood profile as out of range statistics for the white count, c-reactive protein, SED rate and the A1C glucose log.

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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.
  • https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/269018 Genevieve

    I am thirsty for reviewers! I need to know if this venture should be put to death or if with some seasoning I might actually be an author. I will provide a free ecopy of the novel in any e-format you would like – multiple copies are fine.
    I sincerely hope you give this “no-name” a chance. Thank you!

  • Chris

    Irregardless????????????????????

  • Kirbe

    This reviewer lost all credibility the moment I read the word “irregardless.” You should know better, DOCTOR Maresca.