In their latest book, Outskirts Press authors, Emanuel Barling, Jr. and Ashley F. Brooks, teach readers how to create an elimination-style diet exclusively designed for their own particular nutrition and lifestyle needs.

The authors had always thought that they were “eating healthy” per all the Food Pyramid charts they’d seen posted on doctor’s walls advocating fruits and vegetables.  Then they started getting ill.  The healthy food they were eating was killing them.

Recognizing that no one diet is perfect for everyone, the authors help their readers identify the food intolerances and allergies specific to them.  They also show readers how to eliminate toxic ingredients and how to identify a list of foods that are safe for them as individuals.  Barling and Brooks recommend organic foods and spices because they are more appetizing, they satisfy hunger with smaller portions and they are nature’s only real guarantee for good health and longevity.  Organic foods coupled with their natural enzyme formula described in the book changed their lives and everyone who has tried it.



Mannie Barling and Ashley F. Brooks are the winners of the Books and Authors 2010 Best Diet Book Award winner for Mannie’s Diet and Enzyme Formula – A Change of Lifestyle Diet Designed for Everyone and the Books and Authors 2010 Health Reference Book Award winner Arthritis, Inflammation, Gout, Crohn’s, IBD and IBS – How to Eliminate Pain and Extend Your Life.

He is a lawyer, author and businessman who spent more than thirty years practicing law in the Greater Los Angeles Area. In the 1970s, Mr. Barling served as in-house counsel to two of the first HMOs in Los Angeles including one that treated more than 13,000 patients a month. Mr. Barling actively participated in the management of these clinics as well as convalescent hospitals, including reviewing all medical matters from PSRO (Professional Standards Review Organizations), physician utilization, interviewing doctors,specialists and evaluating malpractice claims.

Ashley F. Brooks, born in Youngstown, Ohio, is a second generation Irish-American holding Irish and American passports. She is also a third generation nurse. In 1915, her grandmother was in the first graduating class of St. Elizabeth Nursing School. Ashley followed both her grandmother and mother’s path by receiving full-time training and employment in the hospital operated by the nuns at St. Elizabeth School of Nursing before graduating to become a licensed registered nurse.

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