Pacific Heritage Books
An uplifting, informative and inspirational guide, crammed with 55 "bite-sized" chapters for achieving beauty, radiant health and long-lasting happiness.
The 27th title by award-winning entrepreneur and best-selling author Angi Ma Wong who is a 22-yer, 5-time cancer survivor. Acclaimed by doctors, nurses, survivors and their families, A Survivor’s Secrets to Health and Happiness is filled with simple strategies essential to your physical, mental and spiritual well-being.
• An ancient Chinese cure for cancer
• How to read food labels for better health
• How to remove toxins, both chemical and human, from your life
• How to best cook which vegetables
• How to eat meals
• When to eat meals
• What to eat at meals
• What not to put on your hair and skin
• How to avoid chemical toxins
• How to remove electrical pollution from your home
• How to recognize the Four Whites, Fatal Fives and the Dirty Dozen
• Ways to be rich
• How to be happy
• Choosing a mate or partner
• Fighting fear
• Keeping score
….and much more!
A must read for ALL women and the men who love their women. Angi’s book arrived amid great chaos in my life and was like gold to me! I was struggling with cancer, depressed over a break up of marriage and unemployed. This book gave me the tools on how to take control, bring peace to live my life to my peak performance.— Susan V., survivor This book is wonderful whether someone has cancer or dealing with any health challenges. I found the chapter on rest/sleep particularly insightful. I used to work late or get up early to get everything done, but now set a curfew and schedule rest as part of my daily routine. Thank you, Angi for sharing your experience and wisdom. — Patsy D., survivor “Your book is wonderful! We’re carrying it in the gift shop.”_Mary M. Torrance Mem. Med. Center Survivors and families alike will find a wealth of lifestyle support in this manual and it should be on every bookshelf as a reference for a long and healthy happy life. A stunningly helpful and caring book.— Sue T., survivor“I cannot tell you how much I loved this book! It is so full of wisdom, grace and healthy tips for aging even better than we already are. Her book came to me at a perfect time. I will be certain to share it with other cancer patients that I see at the Wellness Community meetings.” “Your book is great! The quotes flow together and are so uplifting.”-Dr. H. Hool, M.D.
16 Combine foods properly
Learn to combine your foods properly for maximum digestion and improved nutrition. Eat protein with green and low-starch vegetables or low starches with vegetables only, with no animal protein. So you can eat your chicken or fish with all the veggies you like or have the bread, pasta, rice or potatoes you love with vegetables or salad at any meal.
You need carbohydrates as brain and body fuel to generate energy and a clear mind and keep you psychologically on an even keel. You can actually double the amount of carbohydrates you eat and still lose weight, but pay attention to the kinds and quantities of starches that you consume.
Simple carbohydrates such as most fruits, winter squash, corn, rice, instant oatmeal, grains and breads and low-fat milk, when eaten alone or in large quantities, quickly become glucose. But combined with complex starches (lemons, cauliflower, berries, artichokes, beans, cucumbers, bell peppers, summer squash, grapefruit, legumes, broccoli, limes, mushrooms, tomatoes, and green, leafy veggies) eaten together with proteins such as chicken, fish and steak, on the other hand, can help your body’s blood sugar levels stay balanced.
Try to get into the habit of not consuming starches during your evening meal as these all convert to sugar in your body and are then stored as fat. If you do have a starch-heavy meal, engage in a brisk walk or exercise afterwards to rev up your metabolism. Your liver can’t handle all the accumulated body fat, especially when it is combined with the environmental toxins and pollutants that we are exposed to.
It’s easy to remember. The familiar expression “meat (protein) and potatoes (starch)” is the worst combination, especially if your potatoes are covered in butter, cheese and sour cream. Have your spuds plain or lightly seasoned with a non-salt herb and garlic sprinkle, or use non-fat plain yogurt instead of sour cream. Try cutting down on potatoes by having healthy baked yams or sweet potatoes, skipping the butter, brown sugar and marshmallows. Drizzle them with honey and top with chopped walnuts or pecans instead.
Keep portions of simple and complex carbohydrates and protein equal in size and get into the habit of only eating half of an obviously oversized restaurant portion when dining out, or stop eating when you are 70% full. You’ll see the benefits of your self control in a decrease in weight and waist size and an increase in energy, stamina and a feeling of all-around well-being.
36For everything, there is…
I am a firm believer that there are no accidents in life, that we were all created for a reason and purpose, and all that happens is a minute component of a grand, universal master plan. You can call it destiny, the will of God, or attribute it to any higher power you believe in.
In my feng shui work, I often told my clients that the right home came to them at the right time in their lives. We would then explore together the details of how they found it. Their recall of the ease or difficulty, positive or negative experiences that were associated with their search, decision and move-in provided a pattern for what they were going through when they engaged my services.
This examination also holds true for other aspects of our lives. It is a blessing to learn the lessons of life and gain our maturity and wisdom, whether they were profound and joyous experiences or great challenges. In hindsight, those that were the most excruciating, painful or traumatic may turn out to be the ones from which we emerge stronger and most transformed.
A few years ago I had an exhibit booth in Los Angeles Chinatown during the celebratory launch of the Metro Gold Line from Union Station to Pasadena.
“People and things come into our lives at different times,” said the woman who was in the adjoining booth, “just when we need them.”
Her words gave me food for thought and amazingly, not long after that, an entire passage arrived in my email, the source and author unknown, but it appeared to be a modern-day adaptation of Ecclesiastes 8:6.
Everything, including people, come into your life...
Everything, including people, come into your life for a reason, a season or a lifetime. When you know which one it is, you will know what to do for that person to meet a need you have expressed. They have come to assist you through a difficulty with guidance and support, to aid you physically, emotionally or spiritually. They may seem like a godsend and they are. They are there for the reason you need them to be. Then, without any wrongdoing on your part, or an inconvenient time, this person will say or do something to bring the relationship to an end.
Sometimes they die. Sometimes they walk away. Sometimes they act up and force you to take a stand. What we must realize is that our need has been met, our desire fulfilled, their work is done. The prayer you sent up has been answered and now it is time to move on.
Some people come into your life for a season, because your turn has come to share, grow or learn. They bring you an experience of peace or make you laugh. They may teach you something you have never done. They usually give you an unbelievable amount of joy. Believe me, it is real. But only for a season.
Lifetime relationships teach you lifetime lessons, things you must build upon in order to have a solid, emotional foundation. Your job is to accept the lesson, love the person and put what you have learned to use in all other relationships and areas of your life. It is said that “Love is blind but friendship is clairvoyant.”
Stand with anybody that stands right when he is right and part with him when he goes wrong. - Abraham Lincoln