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It Feels Good to Feel Good: Daily Victory Log Celebrate Your Daily Wins and Practice Gratitude

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Got Pain? This book is for anyone with chronic pain looking for answers. It will give you a place to start. You don’t have to resign yourself to a life of pain and pills. In this book you will learn: • What is causing your pain and how to eliminate it. • How to find a practitioner that will help you gain back your health. • What’s in your food? Identify your sensitivities and heal your leaky gut. • Identify the toxins in your life. Learn how to purge them. • 34 stress busting ideas, and four simple exercises to reduce your stress. • 32 suggestions from leading functional experts on how to get a good night’s sleep. • How to recognize a toxic relationship and make it work or walk away. • How to tame Anxious Negative Thoughts “ANTs”. • How to take control of your health, reduce your inflammation and feel great again!

392 pages, Paperback

First published April 19, 2017

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Cheryl Meyer

5 books6 followers

It Feels GOod to Feel Good, and Feeling GOod Living Low Toxin are Mom's Choice GOLD Award selections-
Cheryl Meyer suffered from autoimmune disease. She did not want a life of pain and pills. By eliminating toxins and working with a Functional MD, she reversed her pain.

Cheryl has a BA from UC-Berkeley and is a health coach from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. Cheryl is an award-winning author, international bestseller, health coach, speaker, local tv host and guest podcaster. Her book, “It Feels Good to Feel Good, Learn to Eliminate Toxins, Reduce Inflammation and Feel Great Again” has won 13 awards. She published “Daily Victory Journal- Celebrate Your Daily Wins and Practice Gratitude” and her third book, “Feeling Great, Living Low Toxin in Community and Everyday Life”. Cheryl is a sought-after authority on toxins in our lives for summits and has done 16 summits to date.

Cheryl has been a guest on over 100 podcasts. She is a frequent contributor to Smart Fem Magazine, Success Champion Magazine. Wellness Universe Blog, and Consumer Health Digest and she writes a monthly article for One Red Shoe, a women’s advocate newsletter.

Toxins are everywhere impacting our health. “I want to inspire people to discover where the toxins are and to eliminate them before they get sick. She adds, “It’s all about toxic load. Each toxin that is eliminated is one step closer to health.” The toxins are everywhere, in our food, cosmetics, over the counter drugs, cleaning supplies, water, and our heads- chronic stress, lack of sleep, anxiety, toxic relationships and lack of movement. She is hosting her own local TV show on local public access tv beginning in February 2020 and her own podcast on RHG TV/ Voice America starting in May 2020. She is spreading her message to create a better tomorrow for us our children and our pets.
As a coach, Cheryl specifically works with clients with chronic illness giving them hope and helping them find solutions.
She encourages you to listen to your body and to own your own health. She advocates lifestyle changes that each of us can make to “futureproof” our own health. Her website is https://cherylmhealthmuse.com You can contact her at cherylmhealthmuse@gmail.com

NICHOLAS PATTON, ILLUSTRATOR Nick Patton is a multidisciplinary artist living in Portland, OR. He received his BFA in illustration from Columbus College of Art and Design in Columbus, OH and his MFA in Visual Studies from Pacific Northwest College of Art. Nick currently serves as the shop manager for PNCA’s sculpture facilities while also completing freelance illustration projects and maintaining a fine art practice that ranges from printmaking to abstract sculpture. For more information visit www.nickpattonart.com or contact Nick at nick_the_illustrator@yahoo.com Special thanks to Nick for an outstanding job!!!

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Profile Image for Lynda Dickson.
581 reviews58 followers
January 9, 2018
In her search to alleviate the pain caused by inflammation, the author has conducted her own internet research over the last five years. As she herself states: “There is nothing in this book that you could not find on your own by researching online. But this information is scattered all over the place. It has taken me five years to find all of this and to go through the trial and error of finding what works for me. I wanted to give you a place to start with all of the information that I have found by locating it all in one spot.” I commend her for her efforts, however, while this book provides a good basic start, it needs more in-depth information. It is extremely repetitive, and the first 20% of the book is full of rhetoric but not much substance. It all just feels like one big advertisement to hire the author as a health coach.

The basic take-aways:
• Eat a meal of three quarters organic fruit and vegetables and one quarter pastured meat
• Do not eat genetically modified food, processed food, sugar, canned food, soy products (with the exception of fermented soy), vegetable oils
• If you must have dairy products, only consume full fat organic dairy products
• Eliminate toxic cosmetics, fragrances, cleaning products, heavy metals, relationships
• Consume more water but make sure it's filtered
• Get moving

Editing problems include: punctuation, capitalization, misused words, missing words, spelling, poor sentence structure, inconsistencies with bold and italicized text.

Formatting problems include: the green text boxes are difficult to navigate, there are numerous broken hyperlinks both in the text and endnotes, any appearance of "ants" as part of any word is italicized (this may be deliberate but is annoying and unnecessary), endnotes should be hyperlinked for easy access, not all referenced articles are hyperlinked in the text, not all articles have endnotes, there are no hyperlinks to the organizations we are asked to support.

From my own reading in this area, I suggested you read the following books instead:
Perfect Health Diet by Paul Jaminet and Shou-Ching Jaminet
Wheat Belly by William Davis

Whatever your approach, there is no denying that “it feels good to feel good.”

I received this book in return for an honest review.

Full blog post: https://booksdirectonline.blogspot.co...
Profile Image for Andreas Michaelides.
Author 40 books19 followers
October 19, 2017
I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

It Feels Good to Feel Good: Learn to eliminate toxins, reverse inflammation and feel great again by Cheryl Meyer is an inspirational journey from being sick to achieving a better health status for herself.

The book is overwhelming with a lot of information, I mean I don’t think I ever saw so much meaningful, useful and helpful information gathered in one book.

The author beautifully presents the health issues that had a problem with. Through her personal experience and also her professional experience (she is a certified health coach) she manages to give the reader a considerable targeted volume of information.

The information, in a nutshell, defines the problem and then offers the solutions that someone should follow to get better.

The writer does warn us that to get rid off of all the toxins our body carries will take a minimum of 5 years. I do agree with the author that change is gradual and I base that assumption on my own experience. I did not wake up one day and said I’ll follow a plant-based lifestyle from now on. It happened gradually and with the right accumulation of knowledge.

This book I think aims to present to the reader the fact that we do not leave in a world where the governments actually care about the well being of their citizens. The countries that actually do that are very few.

I do agree with the author that we need to change the way governments treat their citizens through the power of using our hard earned money more usefully and more healthy.

This book is also convenient because I already knew a lot of the information that the author gives and didn’t really wanted to reread them. For example, I know that GMO products are not suitable for us so I skipped that chapter. Other chapters that I didn’t know anything about like the sensitivity tests, I read it twice and took handy notes of the various tests that out there and also books and doctors I can buy and get advice from.

So having independent chapters was a beneficial addition to the book.

One thing that I do not agree with the author is that she considers grass-fed animals to be a healthy food choice. I am a bit amazed that after all that research she didn’t stumble upon thousands of research papers that proves that animal products grass fed or not are a significant contributor to some of the most significant chronic diseases of our era. (Heart Condition, Stroke, Diabetes II, etc.)

I also found the book very useful because I am at the point where I am reconsidering the home hygiene products I use. I use a vegan cleaning dishwasher liquid that does not harm the environment but other products like toothpaste, soaps, etc. are on my watch list, and this book really helped me see the toxins that they contain and also find out alternatives.

I am sure that I will have this book as a reference all the time when I want to remember something or verify something.

You can really see that the author’s goal is to awake as many people about inflammation and autoimmune issues and I think she did an excellent job.

Highly Recommended.
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Author 83 books410 followers
November 10, 2017
Book Review originally published here: http://www.iheartreading.net/book-tou...

In It Feels Good to Feel Good, author Cheryl Meyer talks about how to eliminate toxins from your life, how to (hopefully) avoid chronic pain, how to burst stress and get some good night’s sleep. In short, how to live a healthier life. Cheryl Meyer knows what chronic pain is, having suffered through it herself, and wrote this guide because she wished that when she first suffered from chronic pain, a guide like this would be available to her, yet it wasn’t – so, she wrote it herself. All the tips and tricks, guidelines and information she uncovered over the years on how to live with pain, how to diminish your pain, and erase toxins, is all combined in this one book.

The book talks about what is causing your pain, how you can eliminate it, how you can eat healthier and avoid toxins, how to lower your stress levels, how to get a decent amount of sleep. The book is filled with valuable information that will come in handy for anyone, whether you suffer from chronic pain or not. A very valuable resource, marked down in chapters so you can easily go back to the chapters you need or the information you’re looking for.
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1,010 reviews31 followers
October 19, 2017
The book is broken down into chapters on specific toxins - for example cosmetics, or cleaning supplies or canned goods, or dairy. This made it very easy to stop and start reading and go back and forth between chapters as needed. I have marked several sections to go back and re-read once I am ready for the next step. The author has researched and sourced a lot of information and if you want to read what she did there are 19 pages of end notes and additional resources. She pleasantly wove her own personal story of health throughout the book giving it a nice relatable feeling.

Whether you are a novice or been on this road for a while, this book has something for you. It Feels Good to Feel Good will be staying on my shelf to re-read as I continue to try and be a healthier person.
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August 10, 2017
This book is fantastic. It helped me determined how to live a more toxin free life.
I have replaced plastic water bottles with glass and stainless steel.
I am more aware of the amount of meat I have in my diet.
I am reading labels and even not buying products with out labels.
I am voting with my wallet.
I have taken ownership in reducing my stress. And mirroring that to others.
I told my wife that even though I am turning 71, I feel better than I did in my 50's.
If you want to feel good, please read this book. I have to tell you "It Feels Good to Feel Good".
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Author 2 books36 followers
August 27, 2017
What a fantastic book! Full of sensible advice for how to live a healthy life. It's obvious that the author is passionate about her subject and has a desire to help other people.

Learn how to eliminate toxins from your life, reverse inflammation and feel fantastic -try it for yourself if you aren't feeling on top of your game. Oh yes, it does work : )

I interviewed Cheryl Meyer for Book Talk Radio Club, you can listen to her fascinating interview here https://www.booktalkradio.info/cheryl...

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Author 11 books13 followers
October 6, 2017
Sick and tired of being sick and tired

Removing fast foods and processed foods from our diets to achieve health does require some effort but, as we all know, effort equals gain. Acting as a health muse, the author shares what she learned when dealing with her own pain caused by inflammation. She advises that the body can heal itself if you give it proper nutrients and stay away from chemicals. The information in this book may be enough for you take ownership of your health – no one will do it for you.
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653 reviews19 followers
January 31, 2018
Have you ever wondered why you deal with pain? Well, did you ever think to check the foods you eat, the silverware you use, or the stress in your day-to-day life? In this health book by Health Coach Cheryl Meyer, you’ll learn one perspective on why people go through chronic pain. The step-by-step processes listed in this book will help you get rid of your daily aches and pains through a long process that will help you say, "Bye-bye!" to illness and physical ailments.

I want to start this off by saying that I’m a skeptic with everything in life. If I’m going to believe something, I have to see it first. In the case of this book, I have to say, I was extremely skeptical going into it, but I was ultimately happy that I decided to read this.

I have a ton of allergies and sensitivities – including environmental, food, cleaning solutions, makeup, and various other chemicals – so I knew getting into this that many of the healthy tips and tricks that the book advocated for wouldn’t be able to be applied to my life. As someone with a very long list of foods I’m allergic to and sensitive to, I rarely find a so-called “healthy alternative” that works for me when it comes to food, but this book really takes the cake – giving several different options for alternatives. I found myself nodding along and thinking that I could actually do something to help improve my health through eating.

I appreciated the candor of the author. Having had similar experiences myself with my environmental allergies and sensitivities, I felt empathy and companionship with the author from the very beginning as she briefly shared her life story. Everything was laid bare from the get-go: the author took a few very short chapters in the beginning and explained in detail what happened to her to make her choose to live this way. Having the author explain exactly what she’s been through and why she’s doing this helped me to not only be more receptive to what she had to say, but also helped me to realize that I’m not alone in dealing with the junk I deal with on a daily basis.

While the book “encourages you to partner with your doctor on your quest for wellness” (p. 14), it also encourages readers to “become educated enough to find solutions to your own health issues” (p. 14). Instead of assuming that this one structure will work as a one-size-fits-all approach, the author understood and expressed clearly that her stance was only her personal stance, and that it might not work for everybody. I appreciated that very much as a reader, as I’ve dealt with health books that have the pompous view that it is their way or the highway – so hearing a different spin on the traditional health ideal was enlightening and uplifting to me.

However, the one thing that I just couldn’t get past in this novel was the sheer amount of errors. The information presented was fairly professional, but the writing style needed some work. At times, I had to reread a few sentences to understand what was trying to be stated due to the errors in the text. Most of the errors were small enough that I understood what was trying to be said, but a rare few left me scratching my chin, wondering what idea was really trying to be put forth.

In addition to the aforementioned reason, I also rated this book four stars for another reason. This book could be rather repetitive. To emphasize something important, often the author would say the exact same thing twice within a given paragraph or page. Ultimately, I understand why this choice was done – many people need to hear something more than once for it to really sink in.

In addition, another reason for the lower rating was lack of sources in particular areas of the book. The more sources the author could quote, the more likely I was to believe that it wasn’t just her opinion. There were a few places in these chapters that were well-documented in terms of citing sources, but the majority of these chapters felt weak and flimsy in terms of scientific validity. The claims made in these chapters were difficult to believe, and I found myself unmoved by the author’s opinion due to lack of proper sources consulted.

Additionally, I would have appreciated more information about the author’s experiences with Asian techniques to lessen her pain. In later chapters of the book, the author suddenly started sharing about Chi and balancing one’s energy with very little lead-up beforehand. I would have loved to have learned more about this topic instead of having it be a footnote to the other information in the book. I also feel that more information given about this topic would have helped ease into the subject. How it was done felt abrupt and a little confusing.

I did have an opportunity to flip through an attached digital e-workbook the author sent my way, and while it might be helpful for some people, I personally didn't find it useful. The actual book, It Feels Good to Feel Good, was helpful by itself.

While I did not agree with the author on every topic covered, I appreciated the way the information was presented, most notably in a mainly professional yet amusing way. There is always room for improvement, and overall, the book has some notable flaws. However, this book is still a welcome addition to my personal library and truly did inform me of things I had no idea about. I learned a great deal reading this book and am grateful for the opportunity to read and review this tome.

Reviewed by a LitPick student book reviewer Age 23
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Author 2 books2 followers
December 1, 2019
Initially, I believed that I could read Cheryl Meyer’s book, It Feels Good to Feel Good: Learn to Eliminate Toxins, Reduce Inflammation and Feel Great Again from cover to cover. However, this book turned out to be a wellspring of health and wellness wisdom to which I’ve returned and will continue to reference for quite some time.
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