I announced earlier on this blog that I’m releasing my first non-fiction book, one under my given name: Diana Tibert. As launch day approaches, I’m hoping to have a few reviews ready to go either to be placed on Amazon when the book is launched or on its Goodreads page (which I have created yet, but will).
Fluid of Life is my experience with anemia. I never had a blood test until I was 29, yet I believe I was anemic since my mid-teens. Anemia is not life-threatening… unless it goes unmonitored and it lasts for decades. I didn’t know that until a friend ended up in hospital for treatment. Then I understood living with anemia wasn’t an option. I had to start living with the amount of blood my body needed to survive and thrive.
I’m looking for women age 25 and up. Why set the bar so young? I wish I had known this in my 20s, so I could have better monitored my blood and so I could have taken action sooner.
Why women? Because women have a unique relationship with blood. Our menstrual cycle draws blood from us monthly and if we don’t watch it, we could be down before we know it.
Also, more stress is put on a woman’s body through pregnancy and breast feeding. The ideal candidate for this book is a woman in her mid-40s who has had children and breast-fed them. She’s the one most likely to be running dangerously low on blood.
That’s when I dipped into the danger zone of anemia, and my doctor didn’t do anything about it. In fact, after each blood work, he said I was perfectly healthy and even jealous about my cholesterol numbers, wishing he had them.
The book is a short read, only 76 pages (formatted in 5.5 inches x 8.5 inches), just shy of 17,000 words. Those wishing to review it will receive the formatted book in PDF.
It contains my health history pertinent to my blood (pregnancies/breastfeeding) and a few experiences in my life to show I was perfectly healthy when I was younger. I use examples of what I did to show I know the difference between healthy tired and unhealthy tired.
I show and explain the numbers of blood tests and what the doctors I’ve had over the years didn’t tell me. I also give tips and information to help improve blood production to regain energy, which affects our entire life, including our relationships.
If you are a woman who feels completely ‘rested’ but gets behind the wheel and within 5 minutes can’t keep her eyes open, read this book. Please. I know two people (my friend and niece) who waited too long and ended up in hospital.
If you are interested in reading this book and writing a review, contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
My opening quote in the book sums it up: If you don’t take care of your body, where are you going to live?