by  David Cohen 

As a pioneer in the nutraceutical field and an beauty expert for multiple syndicated mediums celebrity skin-care guru Scott-Vincent Borba appeared as an expert on Extra!, QVC, E! NewsThe Rachael Ray Show and Good Day LA. He also was featured in People Magazine, US Weekly, OK!, Cosmopolitan, Elle, InStyle, Prevention, the New York Times and The Wall Street Journal.

As a teen Scott-Vincet suffered terrible cystic acne, a case of rosacea, and became overweight in all the wrong places. Despite his insecurities he build himself a successful career as a product development and marketing specialist in the health and beauty industry. While helping and taking care for his father who was diagnosed with prostate challenges and pancreatic cancer, Scot-Vincent discovered how nutraceuticals could help healing any body and skin.

With the help of product specialists, he began his research of combining topical ingredients with ingestible ingredients to achieve radiant health—and skin—and his BORBA line of products was born. 

Today, women and men spend a fortune on skin products because they want to stay and look young. Scott-Vincent teach us in his new book what we need to do to get a radiant and younger looking skin. In his book "You Are What You Eat"  Scott-Vincent shares with us how skin-saving superfoods, recipes, and method of "do-it-yourself" facials will rebuild our skin from the inside out. Endorsed by Paula Abdul, Mila Kunis and Nancy O’Dell, Scot-Vincent is not afraid to share his secrets with all of us. 

You are what you eat is an expression many of us heard before in relation to one’s waistline and complexion. In Cooking Your Way to Gorgeous the skin-friendly super-foods, age-reversing recipes, and the fabulous homemade facials ($17.95) are the elements of Scott-Vincent Borbas' beauty philosophy that begins on the inside. "When you feed your skin what it needs on the inside, you banish problem areas and regenerate healthier and younger-looking skin. In our quest for a radiant and lit-from-within-glow, our skin is often overwhelmed with the endless creams and serums we used. What we feed our body is the secret to maintaing healthy skin which depends on what we choose to feed our body and it is an integral part of our skin maintenance requirements" promise Scott-Vincent. 

“What we use as ingredients to nurture our skin must work with the skin products we use in achieve the optimum effects,” Scott-Vincent explains. “When you eat the right type of food and then apply the right skin products as nutrients to your skin is what will speed up the process in getting the result in appearance we looking for, by twice as fast as we expect!”

As a pioneer in the super food arena, Scott-Vincent recognizes the healing power of the ingredients we use, and their internal and external benefits. Battling cystic acne for many years, and helping Hollywood's elite to shine on the red-carpet helped Scott-Vincet to discover the most powerful anti-aging foods resulting in glowing skin. His delicious skin-friendly recipes and the know how of "do-it-yourself" facials and scrubs, using many products you might have in your fridge or pantry, Scott-Vincent delivers the secrets to healthy skin. Whether your problem is wrinkles, pimples, brown spots, or blackheads, we must learn how to the use his simple and effective techniques. You will discover the effectiveness of natural home remedies over the overpriced creams and lotions available on the market. Scott-Vincet's wonderful natural recipes will stimulate the growth of your cellular cells and give you the smooth skin texture you want, as well as learning to pick up the right greens in your fridge and create the best and most effective natural face scrub you ever gave yourself.

“Take a handful of kale and mince it finely, mix them in a bowl with mint extract and plain gelatin or pectin,” Scott-Vincent advises. “Kale will gently slough off the dull and the dead skin, while the mint will open the pores, and the pectin will help the mixture to adhere. You will always end up with a smooth and radiant skin!” 

With Cooking Your Way to Gorgeous, you can become a "beauty foodie," by indulging in amazing cuisine that makes you look truly amazing. Who knew that turning heads could be as simple as turning on your oven, blender, or stove top? 

Almond-Oat Shortcakes with Strawberries anyone? How about some Vanilla-Pumpkin Pudding, Sinful Skin-ful Nachos, or a Berry Blast Pizza? Using the right food and nutrients will cause your skin to taste better than ever before, while you will provide the best care to a healthy skin! 

Paula Abdul admits "Scott-Vincent Borba's philosophy about treating your inner-health as much as your outer-health is paramount to healthy living." Mila Kunis admits that “Scott-Vincent Borba is an inspiration" and how impressed she is with him! As Nancy O’Dell declares "I absolutely love Scott-Vincent Borba!"

The BORBA line of nutraceutical products, supplements and waters are available all in many luxury stores, nutritional stores such as Walgreens and HSN all over the US.

For more information visit http://scottvincentborba.com. His new book is available on Amazon.com
 
 
by Nicole Sholar  • Published by  G  Press • $24.95   

In her memoir Hung in the Middle: A Journey of Gender Discovery, Alana (Alan) Nicole Sholar shares the intense ups and downs of her self-discovery and relays how she learned to truly love others and love herself.

Alan was only eight years old when he first realized something was wrong. Dressing in his mother’s clothing felt good, but he never talked about it. Terrified of  these  urges and  afraid to admit them, Sholar became a hard drinking, pill popping guitar player with a sex addiction that led to multiple partners s while hiding the secret within, not knowing there were others like him in the world.

In 2005  as Alana Nicole, scholar took the first step toward  accepting her transgendered identity. “No matter what name people use for ‘me’ I am still the same person—have the same personality, skills,  talents, education, wit and humor and caring; always been the same ‘me.’ It always struck me as odd how Alan’s friends didn’t care for Alana and Alana’s friends didn’t care for Alan.  The only difference between the two comes from the perspective of the person doing the seeing—whether they choose to see Alan or Alana.

As Sholar was ready to admit her transgendered identity to her family and friends, she also had to tell them she had been diagnosed as HIV positive and embrace the life changes this diagnosis contained.

Sholar comments, "I’m not sure I decided to write the book as much as the book as much as the book decided it was time to be written.  for sure I couldn’t t write my story until I was able to tell all of it."
 
 
By William Klaber
Published by  Greenleaf Book Group Press • $24.95

Women in the 1800’s  American society had no rights and  no real prospects besides being a maid servant or a wife.  They most definitely were not allowed to wear men’s clothes or to marry another woman, but one Lucy Ann Lobell did.
After being abandoned by her husband, Lucy left her three year old daughter in the care of her family and set out to find a better life.  So one day in 1855, Lucy Lodell cut her hair, and put on britches and became “Joseph.”  She did it to earn men’s wages, but the changes went far beyond anything she had imagined.  The Rebellion of Miss Lucy Ann Lobdell, is the account of Lucy’s extraordinary foray into the world of men and her inward journey to a new sexual identity.  It is her promised memoir, as heard and recorded a century later by William Klaber, a neighbor. 
Struggling with her sexuality, expression and her self-esteem, Joseph faced  rejection in every town in which she tried to live in because of the way she lived her life, but bought a piece of land in Minnesota and raised her horses to survive.  One day, Joseph was caught swimming naked in the river by her neighbor who end up raping her and told everyone who she really was. As a result, she was put on trial for wearing men’s clothes and in a ridiculous twist of events the courts tried to convict her for wearing pants and impersonating a man!
After leaving Minnesota in search of her estranged daughter she ended up in an Almhouse where she met Marie Perry who later became her wife, that’s right her wife. They were married by an unsuspecting Judge who took Joseph a man. Based on a true story this book is part of LGBT American history, and most likely her marriage to Marie must have been the first same-sex marriage to ever recorded in the USA.
“Lucy lived at a time when women did not commonly carry a rifle, sit down in bars, or have romantic liaisons with other women,” says Klaber.  “Lucy did these things in a personal quest—to work and be paid, to wear what she wanted and to love whomever she cared to.” 
After many years of  mishaps and hardship Lucy or “Joseph” as she called herself, was admitted to an insane asylum where she spent the rest of her days until she died at the age of 83.