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On this page you will find a listing of C.D. Shelton's SHORT ON TIME 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.


We've listed 10 of our most popular eBooks here on this page but there's close to 200 - CLICK HERE TO SEE THEM ALL!

Music and the Brain: How Music Changes the Brain

Can music make a person smarter? Are you a parent that wants to boost the IQ of your child? Research studies have shown early music lessons (6-8 years old) affects the anatomy of the brain by increasing nerve fibers that connect the left and right motor regions, which have lasting positive effects.

A child doesn't have to be proficient playing an instrument to benefit from a musical education. All children can benefit from a musical education beyond the formative 6-8 years of age. Studies have shown a musical education improves self-discipline, dexterity, coordination, self-esteem, thinking skills, listening skills, creative abilities and personal expression; along with better writing, mathematical, people skills and much more as you will find in this eBook.

This eBook also highlights the "Mozart Effect" which has been found to temporarily alter intelligence by increasing IQ scores 8-9 points.

Brain Plasticity: Rethinking How the Brain Works

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.

The Anatomy of Heart Disease

Heart disease is the greatest killer of people worldwide. Some claim that once you have a diagnosis of heart disease there is no way back to optimum health. However, it has been documented time and again that reversing heart disease is possible. The road to recovery happens with the right attitude and discipline, but not guaranteed.

This heart disease book will focus on heart anatomy and heart disease, the types of foods that are heart healthy, and exercise to include for a healthy lifestyle.

Healthy Choices: Decisions That Affect Our Health

It has been observed, and rightly so, that where you are at this precise moment is based entirely on the choices you have made. Life is full of choices. Some of the things we choose to do have little impact on us. On the other hand, some choices, like who we marry or a career we pursue are life changing choices. Habits we acquire, both good and bad, impact our quality of life and those around us. If we are to achieve a truly rewarding and long life we need to review the habits we have acquired along life’s journey, retaining the “Good Ones” and eliminating the “Bad Ones”. This eBook is about making healthy choices and how they impact our longevity.

Food Labels: Understanding What You're Eating

A nutrition label or food label is required by the Federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for food manufacturers to place on their products. However, many consumers are confused on how to interpret a food label. By knowing how to read a nutrition facts label, one can decide whether the food content is healthy or not. In other words, know what you're eating. In this eBook, we break down how to read food labels and look at the 6 components that are vital to make an informed decision on what you are eating. In addition, common food additives and food coloring will be a part of the discussion.

Soft Drinks: Sugar and the Disease Connection

Sodas or soft drinks are sugary drinks consumed by many individuals who are unaware that one of the biggest causes of inflammation is the ingestion of sugar. Researchers now know that internal inflammation, also known as metabolic syndrome is one of the leading causes of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and many neurological diseases and soft drinks are basically just sugar and water.

Sugar is called many names: dextrose, glucose, fructose, just to name a few, but organic or not, sugar is sugar and it affects blood sugar levels, which in turn affects our health. Excess sugar upsets our body chemistry and the balance our bodies need for maintenance and repair. For example, excess sugar depletes our mineral content, which affects enzymes that are needed for proper digestion.

This eBook also covers the glycemic index and will identify foods you should avoid that cause rapid spikes in blood sugar levels, as well as offers a glycemic food list that will help you make healthier food choices.

Fiber: No Calories...But Vital

Many are unaware of the tremendous benefits of having fiber, both soluble and insoluble in their diet. Fiber falls under the category of carbohydrates, but unlike starch and sugars it does not yield calories when consumed. In this short, but extremely vital eBook you will learn the many benefits of regularly incorporating fiber into your fiber helps lower cholesterol, helps control blood sugar levels, detoxifies our bodies through elimination, and improves blood vessel function and reduces circulatory system inflammation. This eBook will explain the fundamental reasons a diet composed of adequate fiber is a road to better health.

GM Diet: The Complete 7 Day Diet Plan

The GM Diet is a 7 day weight loss plan that will help you lose an average of 10-17 pounds in just one week. This 7 day diet plan for weight loss was exclusively designed for General Motors employees to help them be healthier and more productive. The GM Diet was studied and created with the full support of the US Department of Agriculture and thoroughly tested by John Hopkins Research Center.

The GM diet plan was such a success, word quickly spread about the effectiveness of the General Motors Diet. In addition to losing weight, many participants reported improved emotions and attitudes.

The GM Diet is relatively simple to implement with the first 3 days consisting of fruits and vegetables. In days 4 through 7, proteins and soup are introduced to the diet plan, along with other foods.

If you are ready to lose 10 or more pounds in a short period of time, let this eBook be your guide with recipes and ingredients listed for each day of the week, along with GM diet vegetarian and Indian diet substitutes.

Mediterranean Diet: Benefits of More Greek Food

This Mediterranean Diet book is perfect for Mediterranean diet for beginners and features 34 delicious Mediterranean diet recipes ranging from snacks to mouth-watering meals. We've also made it simple for you to create your own Mediterranean diet menu by including a 4-pyramid Mediterranean Diet Food list, where you can pick and choose your ingredients.

This eBook on Greek food and Mediterranean diet cookbook also discusses the groundbreaking research released by the New England Journal of Medicine on how this anti-inflammatory diet helps reduce cardiovascular disease and Diabetes. The research also suggests that by lowering one key factor in your body, decreases your risk for major diseases like Cancer and Alzheimer's, just to name a few.

Life Essentials: Carbohydrates, Fats, Protein, Vitamins & Minerals, Water

Life Essentials takes a closer look at carbohydrates, proteins, fats, water, vitamins & minerals; and the role they play in our bodies. We also look at artificial sweeteners, the role of sugars, and how to curb sugar cravings in an easy to understand manner. 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. 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. 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.

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