eBooks

On this page you will find a listing of C.D. Shelton's short ebooks. Many are on health related topics written for people who are "Short on time". These excellent and highly informative ebooks are factual, easy to read and contain to the point information, for the curious reader.

Below are a few eBook titles of what you will find by visiting our website Short on Time eBooks.

Tattoos: Body Art or Graffiti?
by C.D. Shelton
To tattoo or not to tattoo? Tattoos seem to be everywhere and part of today's pop culture, but it has not always been this way. Who gets tattoos? This short eBook delves into the history of tattoos and their symbolism and impact from different cultures around the world.

Research shows that 50% of people that have tattoos show regret within a year and 17% seek to have the tattoo(s) removed. Traditional methods of tattoo removal using laser treatment is costly, painful, and time consuming. This eBook (aside from an interesting read) will touch upon a new ink that has the same look and feel of traditional inks, however it makes tattoo removal easier, saving you money and time.

Anti Inflammatory Diet: Foods That Fight Inflammation
by C.D. Shelton
Inflammation is the body's natural response to injury or illness. Inflammation signals your system to send nutrients and immunity boosters to whatever area needs them, but problems arise when the body experiences ongoing inflammation. Chronic inflammation is the primary culprit of illnesses such as cardiovascular disease, Alzheimer's, Arthritis, Diabetes, and many other diseases.

One way to combat chronic inflammation is through the foods we consume. This eBook discusses the 10 worst foods one should avoid, along with foods that recent studies have confirmed as "healing foods".

An anti inflammatory diet is key to prevention and good health. This eBook includes simple, quick, and tasty anti inflammatory food recipes, along with the best foods for a healthy heart, which reduce disease-promoting inflammation.

Ketogenic Diet: Burn FatÂ…The Low Carbohydrate Way
by C.D. Shelton
Is the Ketogenic Diet right for you? Are you looking for a diet that can help you lose weight? This ebook discusses the Ketogenic Diet, which is a high fat, moderate protein, and very low carb diet. This low carb diet is similar to Atkins, however, the diet is much more restrictive than the Atkins Diet. A Ketogenic Diet is usually prescribed by a physician and monitored by a dietician; and most commonly used for people with Epilepsy--to control epileptic seizures.

Due to the restrictive nature of the Ketogenic Diet, most people implement the Modified Atkins Diet, which is more flexible with dietary choices. In both, the Ketogenic Diet and Modified Atkins Diet, Ketosis occurs, which is a state triggered by low carbohydrate intake, where the body switches from using glucose for fuel to ketones. Ketones have their origin from fat; once the body begins to break down fat reserves and utilize them for energy, we lose weight.

Life Essentials: Carbohydrates, Fats, Protein, Vitamin & Minerals, Water
by C.D. Shelton
Life Essentials takes a closer look at carbohydrates, proteins, fats, water, vitamins & minerals; and the role they play in our bodies.

Carbohydrates are compounds made up of types of sugar. All carbohydrates provide the body with the fuel needed for physical activity, but not all carbs are equal. Learn why good carbs made from whole grains are healthier than bad carbs such as enriched white flour. Understanding the difference between simple and complex carbohydrates, knowing which carbs are good and bad will allow you to make better dietary choices and possibly help you avoid diseases such as diabetes.

We also look at artificial sweeteners, the role of sugars, and how to curb sugar cravings in an easy to understand manner.

Proteins perform a variety of functions in living organisms, including catalyzing metabolic reactions, repairs DNA, responding to stimuli, and transporting molecules from one location to another. They also play a role in the maintenance of healthy bones, muscles, and organs. The body uses protein to produce hemoglobin in red blood corpuscles (the vehicle that transports oxygen to all of our tissues). Without adequate protein the lungs and immune system would cease to function properly.

There are 22 standard amino acids, which are the building blocks of protein, but we only use 20 of the existing 22. We synthesize eleven amino acids, however the other nine amino acids must be obtained from your dietary intake.

You'll learn about the dangers of too much protein and having too little protein in your diet. The role proteins play in hormone synthesis and the pitfalls of Anabolic steroids.

Dietary fat, along with proteins and carbohydrates provides the body with its needed energy. Fats must be part of a dietary choice in that some fat soluble vitamins cannot be absorbed except along with dietary fats; not all fats are bad. There are "good fats" essential to health, and there are "bad" and "ugly" fats like belly fat that are detrimental to your health.

This book highlights what you need to know about fats. The ones you should minimize or never have in your diet. Which fats are best to include with your meals and how these fats affect your well-being, good and bad.

Water is extremely important in that biological systems need a fluid, a liquid into which molecules can dissolve and chemical reactions. Water is used to hydrolyze many substances. It breaks the bond between amino acids in proteins. Water readily dissolves other substrates and this attribute is used to transport substances through the body. Water is a fundamental component of blood plasma, tissue fluid and lymph. Water is the medium that is used by the body to carry a wide range of substances such as red blood cells that carry oxygen, platelets used for clotting, as well as minerals, which can then be easily transported and made available to the body cells.

On Earth, 96.5% of the planet's water is found in oceans and 71% of the Earth's surface is vital for all known forms of life. We, ourselves are composed of 65% water. This book examines the different categories of water, not only the importance, but the necessity of water for the survival of our species and Eco-system.

Due to various reasons we are not always getting the proper nutrients into our bodies. Vitamins, minerals, and supplements bridge the gap from what we don't get nutritionally from the foods we eat. Unfortunately, many of us don't know what this vitamin does or how that supplement will help us feel better.

This book breaks down the various vitamins, minerals, supplements (antioxidants) in a simple and easy to read fashion of what a vitamin is, how it works in our body, and what specifically each vitamin, mineral, or supplement does; and what amount is recommended each day.

Ocean: Oceans of Information
by C.D. Shelton
This short ebook will examine some elements of Oceanography through questions an inquisitive young lady asks her date while at the beach; controversial topics like global warming, current sea level rise, and marine biology will be examined plus others of universal interest such as the mysteries of the Bermuda Triangle, Mariana Trench, and Sargasso Sea will be touched upon. Even a little discussion of plate tectonics and how shifts in the earth's crust can cause earthquakes and tsunamis. All of these topics and more.

This eBook is written in a conversational manner between two fictional characters, however, please note the answers to the topics have been researched for accuracy.

Brain Plasticity: Rethinking How the Brain Works
by C.D. Shelton
Brain plasticity is the capacity to change the brain through learning. Have you heard the adage, "You can't teach an old dog new tricks?" Well, what science is discovering is that it's simply not true.

We are born with billions of brain cells, many of which are interconnected through neural networks. It was once believed that when neural networks formed they remained "hardwired" or inflexible for the life of that person. Now, neuroscience is rethinking how they view the brain..

This short ebook will examine the types of changes the brain is capable of, such as reorganizing and reforming new connections, the growth of "grey matter" and what factors shape our brain--is it Nature or Nurture?

For better or worse our brain is constantly changing as we age, learn what you can do to make your brain work more efficiently.