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Lulu.com Authors Strive to Help Readers Stay Healthy, Wealthy & Wise
Date:6/5/2008

Books from experts and patients provide advice for staying fit and facing

major illnesses

RALEIGH, N.C., June 5 /PRNewswire/ -- If living a healthy life is your goal, you might want to consider putting down that apple a day and picking up a book from the Lulu.com Global Marketplace.

Not only are doctors, nutritionists and therapists using Lulu's Web tools to publish and share their expertise on how to stay healthy, wealthy and wise, but so are everyday people who have faced major health challenges and want to share their insight to help others.

From the Experts

In "7 Steps to a Healthy Brain," ( http://www.lulu.com/content/1772457 ) Dr. Paul Winner, a pioneer in the treatment and research of migraines and Alzheimer's disease, provides a seven-step formula to help you live longer and better. Director of the Premiere Research Institute and the Palm Beach Headache Center in West Palm Beach, Fla., Dr. Winner has spent numerous years listening to his patients and treating them with practical recommendations for your brain and body-all captured in this guide.

In "Mommy Found a Lump," ( http://stores.lulu.com/tobbenterprises ) Dr. Nathalie Johnson, a surgical oncologist with expertise in breast cancer and melanoma at the Legacy Hospitals Cancer Program in Portland, Ore., combines her clinical and childhood experience as a young daughter whose mother was diagnosed with cancer in an illustrated children's book that helps parents explain what a family experiences as a mom goes through treatment for breast cancer.

From the Experienced

In "You Can Beat Prostate Cancer," ( http://www.lulu.com/content/483195 ) Robert Marckini, a prostate cancer survivor who now runs an international prostate cancer support group, shares his journey and the major treatment options that he considered.

"I am a senior cancer research scientist and academic physician who was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2002. I went through the same deductive reasoning that Mr. Marckini outlines in his book, which was written with candor, warmth, clarity and insight," said H. Terry Wepsic, M.D., professor emeritus of pathology at the University of California, Irvine. "I recommend it to anyone who is diagnosed with prostate cancer and trying to determine what treatment is right for them."

Frustrated by the very limited selection of gluten-free items available in her local stores, celiac sufferer Fran Leach compiled nearly 300 recipes in her self-published "Gluten Free Easy" ( http://www.lulu.com/content/1090006 ) cookbook to share with others around the globe. Leach's cookbook contains 114 recipes selected specifically for children suffering from celiac disease, all of which are not hard to cook or eat!

"Dealing with health issues is a very personal experience," said Bryce Boothby Jr., President and Chief Operating Officer of Lulu.com. "Readers want information that is tailored to their situation, not produced for the mass market. In the Lulu.com Marketplace they can connect with books created by authors who have specialized expertise or have gone through a similar experience."

About Lulu.com ( http://www.lulu.com ): Lulu.com is the premiere marketplace for new digital content on the Internet, with over 300,000 recently published titles, and more than 4,000 new titles added each week, created by people in over 80 different countries. With over one million registered members, Lulu is changing the world of publishing by enabling the creators of books, video, periodicals, multimedia and other content to publish their work themselves with complete editorial and copyright control. Lulu enables these individuals and corporations to create high-quality products to sell directly to their customers and the rest of the Lulu.com marketplace. With storefronts provided and other marketing support, Lulu creators are fully empowered to profit from their work. With offices in Canada, US, and Europe, Lulu customers can reach the globe.


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