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Shasta Tierra is self-publishing a book with Outskirts Press. And she wants your help deciding her book cover.

Book Summary

Kitchari is a medicinal porridge from India that is used to help people get well when they are sick and optimize health for the yogas aiming for enlightenment.Kitchari is an anti-inflammatory, slow burning, complex carbohydrate and plant based protein medicinal porridge originating from India.

Kitchari is at the core of Ayurvedic nutritional healing as it is the main food used in Ayurvedic cleansing therapy, because of its ease of assimilation and digestion In this book you will discover your body type (dosha) and customize your Kitchari for your own particular health needs.
The coolest part is that it’s easy and fast to make, quick to eat and works like a charm on your digestive system. No matter what your dosha is kitchari is the food that will enhance the cleansing process and give you the same benefits that are offered by the doshas’ specific diets. The fragrance of the herbs and the richness of the ‘ghee’, kitchari can be appreciated for its taste alone. You can add vegetables to the mix so long as the veggies are compatible to your dosha and have it as a nourishing soup for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Many people have struggled most of their lives trying to maintain a healthy weight and as a 2nd generation doctor of acupuncture, oriental medicine and wellness coach with over 25 years in clinical practice, I have counseled thousands of people about their weight. If you’re having a difficult time controlling your weight, you may be somewhat happy to learn about this ancient Ayurvedic medicinal cleansing soup.

This book is for those who want to be comfortable, want to feel lively and live the rest of their lives without any stress. And it doesn’t matter if you begin the process as a pizza eating, cigar-smoking toxin collector. It doesn’t matter if you have spent half of your life tasking various wines alcohols, processed sugar, animal fat or anything else. This book will set things right for you. In the end, this book will leave you with a new awareness of your health, a deeper connection with your body and a hope to look and feel wonderful all the time; for the rest of your life.

About the Author

Shasta is a second generation natural medicine doctor with 25 years experience as a natural medicine practitioner. She has done advanced studies and has been awarded a Doctorate of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from Five Branches University. Dr. Shasta did her research studies on weight loss in general with an emphasis on Infertility, and is a certified yoga and wellness instructor.

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Author Poll: Writer Skip Hofstrand wants your help with his book cover

Skip Hofstrand is self-publishing a book with Outskirts Press. And he wants your help with the book cover.

What Happens When Your Home Disappears?

For most of us, it’s hard to imagine our home vanishing. But for Nanertak, a polar bear cub, the melting of her Arctic homeland means that she has nowhere to live. She and her mother, Nanuck, are forced to escape. Their exit by iceberg is full of danger – the beginning of an incredible journey of survival. Many tears are shed along the way, but there is unexpected hope for Nanertak’s future…along with a solution to the problem of her disappearing Arctic homeland. Join Nanertak and Nanuck as they search for their new home in this beautiful story that is both educational and inspiring for children and adults alike.

Skip Hofstrand has been a professional watercolor artist for 26 years. This is his first children’s picture book. The illustrations were painted using water from the melting Greenland Ice Cap, collected by Will Steger, polar explorer and winner of National Geographic’s prestigious John Oliver LaGorce award for exploration, science, and public service. Skip has served as medical director for all of Steger’s polar expeditions. You can find further information on Skip’s watercolor style and biography at< A percentage of royalties from the sale of this book will be donated to The Will Steger Foundation, which educates our children about global warming.

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