Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, May 27, 2017

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Jeff’s Book PicsBy Jeff Brown FAMILY MATTERS By Marc Garlett 

Anne Frank The Diary of a Young Girl

are genuine. Authentic. Raw.And they are

by Otto Frank and Anne Frank 

perfect in their imperfection—just like all ofThe Diary of a Young Girl started two days

us.You will no doubt experience goosebumpsbefore Anne Frank’s thirteenth birthday. In

and tears, but this mosaic of life’s moments 
1942, the Nazis had occupied Holland, and her

will leave you with something even morefamily left their home to go into hiding, as they

profound: a reminder that, in the end, lovewere Jews. Anne Frank recorded daily events,

always wins. 
her personal experiences and her feelings inher diary for the next two years. Cut off from

The Plant Paradox: The Hidden 

the outside world, she and her family faced

Dangers in “Healthy” Foods That 

hunger, boredom, claustrophobia at living in

Cause Disease and Weight Gain by 

confined quarters, and the ever-present threat

Steven R., M.D. Gundry 

of discovery and death. One day, she and her

“The Plant Paradox elegantly explains 
family were betrayed and taken away to the

how plants defend themselves from 
Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, where 

being consumed by humans, and how

she eventually died.It is a record of a sensitivegirl’s tragic experience during one of the worst periods inhuman history. This diary is so powerful that it leaves a deepimpact on the mind of its readers.Annelies Marie “Anne”
Frank was a Jewish girl born in the city of Frankfurt,
Germany. Her father moved to the Netherlands in 1933and the rest of the family followed later. Anne was the lastof the family to come to the Netherlands, in February 1934.
She wrote a diary while in hiding with her family and fourfriends in Amsterdam during the German occupation ofthe Netherlands in World War II.She lived in Amsterdam 
with her parents and sister. During the Holocaust, Anneand her family hid in the attic of her father’s office to escapethe Nazis. It was during that time period that she hadrecorded her life in her diary.Anne died in Bergen-Belsen,
in February 1945, at the age of 15 a few weeks before thecamp was liberated.Read the unabridged version. 

Love What Matters: Real People. Real Stories.
Real Heart by LoveWhatMatters 

In the bestselling tradition of The Five People You Meetin Heaven and Humans of New York comes a collection 
of authentic, emotional, and inspiring stories about life’smost important moments, as curated by the editors atLove What Matters.“90% of the reads bring me to tears.
I just can’t believe the love this world truly has when allwe see is hate. This is so uplifting.” —Shelsea.Where doyou go when you want to feel inspired? When you wantto forget about the divisiveness and the anger? For overfive million people, that place is Love What Matters, adigital platform dedicated to finding and sharing thedaily moments of kindness, compassion, and love that sooften go overlooked.This curated collection of powerfulstories features first person accounts and photographsthat perfectly capture each moment: A husband learninghe’s about to be a dad. A new mom embracing her body. Acashier inadvertently teaching a young girl a lesson aboutpatience. A bagel from a stranger that saved a homelessman’s life.From long overdue adoptions to military heroesreturning home; from a fireman’s touching 9/11 tribute towhat an old dinner plate found at a bake sale can teach usall about life—these are the moments that matter. They 

All Things By Jeff Brown 

eating the wrong ones at the wrong timesimmeasurably hurts our health. An eye-opening read.”
—Mehmet Oz, MD, Professor of Surgery.Most of ushave heard of gluten—a protein found in wheat thatcauses widespread inflammation in the body. Americansspend billions of dollars on gluten-free diets in an effortto protect their health. But what if we’ve been missingthe root of the problem? In The Plant Paradox, renownedcardiologist Dr. Steven Gundry reveals that gluten is justone variety of a common, and highly toxic, plant-basedprotein called lectin. Lectins are found not only in grainslike wheat but also in the “gluten-free” foods most of uscommonly regard as healthy, including many fruits,
vegetables, nuts, beans, and conventional dairy products.
These proteins, which are found in the seeds, grains,
skins, rinds, and leaves of plants, are designed by natureto protect them from predators (including humans). Onceingested, they incite a kind of chemical warfare in ourbodies, causing inflammatory reactions that can lead toweight gain and serious health conditions. Dr. Gundryhas successfully treated tens of thousands of patientssuffering from autoimmune disorders, diabetes, leaky gutsyndrome, heart disease, and neurodegenerative diseaseswith a protocol that detoxes the cells, repairs the gut, andnourishes the body. The simple (and daunting) fact is,
lectins are everywhere. Dr. Gundry offers simple hackswe easily can employ to avoid them, including:Peel yourveggies. Most of the lectins are contained in the skin andseeds of plants; simply peeling and de-seeding vegetables(like tomatoes and peppers) reduces their lectin content.
Shop for fruit in season. Fruit contain fewer lectins whenripe, so eating apples, berries, and other lectin-containingfruits at the peak of ripeness helps minimize your lectinconsumption.Swap your brown rice for white. Wholegrains and seeds with hard outer coatings are designed bynature to cause digestive distress—and are full of lectins.
With a full list of lectin-containing foods and simplesubstitutes for each, a step-by-step detox and eatingplan, and delicious lectin-free recipes, The Plant Paradoxilluminates the hidden dangers lurking in your saladbowl—and shows you how to eat whole foods in a whole 
new way. 



Stephen Jones has been hailed as a homeless heroafter he came to the aid of people during theManchester bombing on Monday – and now he isbeing rewarded for his kindness.Stephen and hisfriend Chris Parker – who is also homeless – were 
sleeping on the streets in northwest Manchesternear the local arena during an Ariana Grandeconcert when they heard an explosion. They rushedtowards the sound of the chaos and found dozens of 
parents and children running out of the building,
many of which were injured. As they went furtherinto the chaos, they saw the full extent of the blast.
Stephen and Chris got to work, helping the injuredaway from the building and pulling bits of debrisfrom people’s wounds. They kept a woman’s legs 

elevated so she wouldn’t bleed out, and comforted 
some of the children as they recovered from theblast or looked for their parents.After they wereinterviewed over the events of the evening, viewerswere touched by the compassion showed by thetwo friends. One Manchester local, Diane Moore, 
set up a Just Giving crowdfunding page that hasalready raised funds to buy permanent housing forthe homeless men.David Sullivan, the co-chairman 
of English Premier League club West Ham Unitedtook to social media to find the homeless heroes 
and offer them 6 months free rent to help them getback on their feet. Sullivan and his son have since 
found Stephen and assisted him in getting his lifein order. 


You come into the world a blank slate, and as you grow,
you gain wisdom. You’ve planned your estate to leave physicalassets to beneficiaries, but what about leaving them somethingjust as important but less tangible: the hard-won wisdomyou’ve accumulated over your life. Along with the physicalassets, how about empowering your family and friends tolearn from your mistakes, and profit from your successes? 

Living (and Other) Trusts

If you’re a regular reader of my column, you already knowa properly-funded living trust avoids probate. But what if youhave concerns about some of your beneficiaries’ ability tohandle a windfall? Living trusts can be structured to protectbeneficiaries from themselves and others. For example,
incentivizing the beneficiary by only paying out money whenhe or she meets certain conditions, such as finishing college orstaying clean and sober, can help ensure your gift enhances,
rather than impedes, a successful and fulfilling life. Incentivescombined with a personal statement explaining why you’veput conditions on the beneficiary’s inheritance offers wisdom, 

guidance, and a demonstration of love to the next generation. 

Legacy Videos

You can (and should!) create a personal video. You mayhave seen or heard of a videotaped “reading of the will”. That’s 
not what I’m talking about. One of the most powerful gifts youcan leave your loved ones is a video describing your stories,
experiences, values, and wisdom. I call this a legacy videoand we include it a part of every living trust package we dofor clients. It’s that important. And if you already have a familyvideo collection, consider making a new video includingfavorite snippets and commenting on the earlier days. Timegives you perspective and appreciation, and those gifts arepriceless. The memories and meaning that these videos havewill be memorialized for generations to come. 

The Old-Fashioned Way

Scrapbooking is a time-honored pastime that’s recentlyexperienced a renaissance. Pass on journals, photos, newspaperclippings and other ephemera via scrapbooks or albums. Youcan leave specially constructed letters inside for your familyand loved ones. While only one family member can have thephysical scrapbook at any one time, digital scrapbooking toolsare fast-evolving and now allow you to create either a digitalversion or multiple print copies so that all your loved ones canshare your life and thoughts. 

Leave a History, Not Just Items

When you’re bequeathing antiques, art, jewelry and thelike, leave the beneficiary a history of the piece and why it wasimportant to you. If it’s a family heirloom, write down whomit has passed to, from generation to generation. It’s possible thefamily ties outweigh the actual value of the item. Sharing thesestories will make a family heirloom cherished even more.

Regardless of how you’re leaving your memories andthe meaning behind them to the next generation, you wantto make sure that your family avoids unnecessary hassleand expense. That all starts with a living trust. But estateplanning can – and should – be so much more than just a setof documents. Remember, the best plans bequeath not justfinancial assets, but the troves of wisdom and personal wealthyou’ve accumulated, too. 

A local attorney and father, Marc Garlett is on a mission to helpparents protect what they love most. His office is located at 49 

S. Baldwin Ave., Ste. G, Sierra Madre, CA 91024. Schedule an 
appointment to sit down and talk about ensuring a legacy of loveand financial security for your family by calling 626.587.3058 orvisit for more information. 
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