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You've heard it before: A healthful diet rich in plant-based foods can prolong your life. But how much could you really extend your time?
The Adventist enclave in Loma Linda, California, is America's only "Blue Zone" one of five regions on Earth where people live measurably longer―about 10 years more― than average, as identified by National Geographic–funded research. This Blue Zone status is thanks largely to the foods Loma Linda residents and Adventists choose eat―and the foods they choose not to eat.
Loma Linda was established in 1905 by the Adventist founder and prophet Ellen G. White. Her great-great-grandson, John Howard Weeks, still lives there. He knows firsthand what it's like to fall into the rut of unhealthy habits―and to relearn how to live and eat in a healthy way. Through the teachings of his family, Weeks was able to conquer his temptations and embrace a healthy way of living. He'll show you how to do the same, no matter what your personal battle looks like.
In The Healthiest People on Earth, Weeks shares the secrets of how anyone, anywhere, can create a "Blue Zone" of their own and live a longer, healthier life. A lively read full of exclusive family stories, gainful tips and tricks, happy home remedies, and plant-based recipes, this book will be your first step on the journey to a longer, healthier, more fulfilling life.
This is not a book about religion―it is about health and happiness. It is possible to be healthy in body, mind, and spirit. Start by eating like the healthiest people on Earth.
A pioneering cardiac surgeon expertly sews up the heart of surgery, the health of the nation, and the NHS.
The Angina Monologues speeds from the transporting of a donor’s heart up the motorway hard shoulder, to cautionary stories of excessive intervention gone awry in US hospitals, to a traumatic trip to bring advanced cardiac surgery to the Palestinian West Bank. Nashef tells heart-stopping stories of transplants, coronary artery bypasses, aorta repair, and cardiac arrest. He also delivers humane advice about medical realities rarely observed: the futility of obsessing over diet, the necessity of calculating risks, the role of decision making, the resilience of doctor and patient alike, and the threadbare brilliance of the NHS.
Nashef is a magnificently warm and likeable doctor and writer; and he has the best imaginable bedside manner.
Thousands of books have been written about the latest and greatest diets that will help people lose weight and improve health. But a key element in any successful nutritional health program is a tried-and-true method that most people haven't thought about. This ancient secret is fasting. In The Complete Guide to Fasting, he has teamed up with international bestselling author and veteran health podcaster Jimmy Moore to explain what fasting is really about, why it's so important, and how to fast in a way that improves health.
Millions of people have elevated blood levels of cholesterol, a major risk factor for coronary heart disease. Yet many supplements and foods can effectively - and safely - reduce cholesterol levels. This User's Guide to Polycosanol and Other Cholesterol-Lowering Nutrients explains what you have to do to reduce your risk of heart disease.
How Not To Run: A Journey to the Roof of the World is the story of a weekend runner who only ever wanted to keep fit to ride her horses with a little more finesse. Shauney always said she would never race. 'I just don't see the point. I don't think it would be for me,' she used to say. However, four and a half years later she found herself standing in the midst of the towering Himalayas, on the start line of the Everest Marathon, one of the toughest races anywhere in the world. With numerous 10Ks, half-marathons, full marathons, trail races and ultra-marathons already under her belt, the road from adamant non-racer to extreme long-distance runner had not been a smooth one - and was about to reach new heights of risk, danger and near disaster. Follow Shauney's journey over thousands of painful yet joyous miles, from some of the most beautiful, hidden parts of Scotland, via unforgettable, eye-watering races, all the way to the heights of the Himalayas - for the pinnacle of her racing and fundraising career so far.
The first revised edition of the bestseller that has taught millions a sensible, enduring approach to losing excess pounds and keeping the weight off. Stuart offers sound principles of sensible living that have helped millions of readers get thin and stay thin.
Gain the vegetarian advantage Vegetarian meal plans have been used successfully in everything from bodybuilding to endurance sports. Every day more and more athletes--even those who are not full-time vegetarians--incorporate a plant-based diet when training or recovering from competition.
Relying on the recent evidence-based research, "Vegetarian Sports Nutrition" details performance and health benefits, including enhanced muscle recovery and optimal bone health. With tailored meal plans and training strategies, you will learn to make smart nutritional decisions and to properly fuel your body throughout your training regimen.
This comprehensive resource simplifies the process of determining your energy, protein, vitamin, and mineral needs and monitoring carbohydrate and fat intake. You'll learn how to optimize a vegetarian diet for peak performance across all sports.
Whether you are a dedicated vegetarian looking to add variety to your diet or an athlete searching for a competitive edge, "Vegetarian Sports Nutrition" will help you improve your health and performance
This title deals with Bespoke training programmes that is designed to meet the specific needs of individual athletes. "NSCA's Guide to Program Design" presents the most up-to-date information, guidance and protocols from respected scientists and practitioners in strength and conditioning programme design. Developed by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), this text offers strength and conditioning professionals a scientific basis for developing training programmes for specific athletes at specific times of the year. The fitness, safety and performance of athletes reflect the importance of continued education in the science of strength and conditioning. "NSCA's Guide to Program Design" helps bridge the gap between scientist and practitioner by providing coaches and other strength and conditioning professionals with evidence-based information and applications. "NSCA's Guide to Program Design" is part of the "Science of Strength and Conditioning" series.
Ice spiked with lavender and water chilled with a handful of blueberries and pomegranate seeds give hydration a whole new level of enjoyment. Keep it organic and sugar free with more than 50 simple yet distinctive recipes from Mimi Kirk, arguably the healthiest 80-year-old woman around. Perhaps her water really does come from the fountain of youth! Long before water infuser bottles appeared on the market, Kirk was adding berries and botanicals to her daily 64 ounces. Water might be the most important tool in the quest for vitality and long life: it aids in digestion and detoxification and helps us maintain energy and feel satiated. Hydration is the key to looking and feeling young-these simple recipes will inspire even the most resistant water drinkers to up the ante.
Achieve the deep sleep states that nurture your subconscious and bring you the wonderfully restorative slumber your body and mind require for optimum performance. The compact disc includes Delta frequencies, music and subliminal messages.
In 1948, Dr Paul Lam's mother left him in the care of his grandmother in China. Ten months old at the time, Dr Lam -- whose given Chinese names is Bon Trong, meaning "born to be strong" -- grew up under the cruel Communist regime of Mao Zedong and nearly perished during the Great Famine. After escaping from China, studying in Hong Kong, and finally settling in Australia, Dr Lam won a scholarship to study medicine. Malnutrition left Dr Lam with severe osteoarthritis. He found that tai chi not only helped him manage the condition, the ancient practice improved every aspect of his life. Dr Lam's burning passion to help others led him to create the Tai Chi for Health programs, where he combined his Western and Chinese medical knowledge with modern teaching methods. More than five million people worldwide practice his Tai Chi for Health programs. The Tai Chi Way is Paul's story, told with passion and vivid detail.
In this book, you will learn about the amazing health benefits of coconut oil, meat, milk, and water. You will find out why coconut oil is considered the healthiest oil on earth and how it can protect you against heart disease, diabetes, and infectious illnesses such as influenza, herpes, candida, and even HIV. You will learn why coconut water is used as an IV solution and how coconut meat can protect you from colon cancer, regulate blood sugar, and expel intestinal parasites. This book contains dozens of fascinating case studies and remarkable success stories. You will read about one woman's incredible battle with breast cancer and how she cured herself with coconut. You will read how a medical doctor cured himself of Crohn's disease in seven days. This book includes an extensive A to Z reference with complete details on how to use coconut to prevent and treat dozens of common health problems. The foreword is written by Dr. Conrado Dayrit, the first person to publish studies showing the benefit of coconut oil in treating HIV.
Gurmukh, an internationally renowned yoga teacher, outlines the spiritual and physical practices of Kundalini Yoga, which she has taught for the last thirty years. With illustrated, step-by-step instructions, she teaches the basic principles of the ancient art of yoga, and explains the eight chakras, which are the energy centers of our bodies, and the source of the eight human talents.
Kundalini Yoga is a great way to get your body and mind into shape. In The Eight Human Talents, Gurmukh gives you all the tools you need to increase your creativity, intuition, compassion, health, and prosperity. All you need is a belief in the possibility of change and a commitment of as little as three minutes a day.
From teachers and waiters to Hollywood celebrities, Gurmukh has helped thousands of people find happiness through the healing movements and meditations of Kundalini Yoga -- and she can help you, too!
Boost your health with this great selection of books.
The Juice Bar
The Superfood Kitchen
We often take our water for granted and overlook its essential role in our health. Good hydration cushions bones and joints, transports nutrients, flushes toxins, regulates body temperature, and empowers the body's natural processes of healing. With WATER - THE ULTIMATE CURE, you can learn what type of water is best for you and how to use it to achieve maximum health.
We have learned not to take food seriously: we eat as much as we want of what " "we want when we want it, and we seldom think about the health and environmental consequences of our choices. But the fact is that every choice we make has an impact on our health and on the environment. In The Vegetarian Imperative, Anand M. Saxena, a scientist and a vegetarian for most of his life, explains why we need to make better choices: for better health, to eliminate world hunger, and, ultimately, to save the planet.
Our insatiable appetite for animal-based foods contributes directly to high rates of chronic diseases--resulting in both illness and death. It also leads to a devastating overuse of natural resources that dangerously depletes the food available for human consumption. The burgeoning population and increasing preference for meat in all parts of the world are stretching planetary resources beyond their limits, and the huge livestock industry is degrading the agricultural land and polluting air and water.
Continuing at this pace will bring us to the crisis point in just a few decades--a reality that threatens not only our current lifestyle but our very survival. This book shows us a way out of this dangerous and vicious cycle, recommending a much-needed shift to a diet of properly chosen plant-based foods.
Any one of these arguments alone--personal health, worldwide hunger, and environmental degradation--provides reason enough to stop consuming so much animal-based food; taken together, they make an unassailable case for vegetarianism. "The Vegetarian Imperative" will make you rethink what you eat--and help you save the planet.
Our instinctive knowledge of which foods are helpful and which are harmful appears increasingly to be fading. We are bombarded with advice, information and prescriptions as to what we should eat and drink, but the issues surrounding nutrition - questions of health, diet, taste, even ecology and sustainability - remain largely unresolved. Unlike most commentators on this subject, Rudolf Steiner tackles the theme of nutrition in a refreshingly open way. At no point does he try to tell us what we should or should not be putting into our bodies - whether with regard to an omnivorous or vegetarian diet, smoking, drinking alcohol, and so on. The job of the scientist, he says, is to explain how things act and what effect they have; what people do with that information is up to them. However, he emphasizes that our diet not only determines our physical wellbeing, but can also promote or hinder our inner spiritual development. In this carefully collated anthology, with an introduction, commentary and notes by Christian von Arnim, Rudolf Steiner considers nutrition in the light of his spiritual-scientific research. He explains the impact of raw food, vegetarian and meat diets, the effects of protein, fats, carbohydrates and salts, individual foodstuffs such as potatoes, beetroots and radishes, as well as the impact of alcohol and nicotine. His insights are vital to anybody with a serious interest in health, diet and spiritual development.
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Dr. John E. Sarno, author of the revolutionary book Mind Over Pack Pain, is a medical pioneer whose program has helped thousands of patients overcome their back conditionsówithout drugs or dangerous surgery. Now, using his latest research into TMS (Tension Myositis Syndrome), Dr. Sarno goes one step further: after identifying stress and other psychological factors in back pain, demonstrates how many of his patients have then gone on to heal themselves without exercise or other physical therapy. Find out:
With case histories and the results of in-depth mind-body research, Dr. Sarno describes how patients recognize the emotional roots of their TMS and sever the connections between mental and physical pain...and how, just by reading this book, you may start recovering from back pain today.
Western society's tendency toward unhealthy lifestyles is well documented. Physical education can be a powerful resource in resisting this trend, helping children build healthy habits that extend not only beyond the classroom but beyond their school years as well.
For years, author Crystal Gorwitz has been at the forefront of a wave of healthy changes by developing a high-quality physical education curriculum: Her school has won a PEP grant and two NASPE STARS School awards, and she was honored as NASPE's National Middle School Teacher of the Year in 2004. She shares her award-winning experience in "Teaching Healthy Lifestyles in Middle School PE: Strategies From an Award-Winning Program."
This guide offers
- sample unit plans that pave the way for students to make healthy, lasting changes;
- ideas for adding spark to your lessons and including more content on fitness, wellness, and lifestyle;
- tips for using heart rate monitors and pedometers in your physical education curriculum;
- ideas for working with colleagues, administrators, parents, businesses, and other organizations to enhance and support your physical education program;
- strategies for building wellness programs for staff and after-school and summer programs for kids; and
- ideas for authentic assessment that focus on measures of students' health.
The first chapter describes how you can embark on the PATH to teach the highest-quality physical education program. The four letters of PATH represent proven teaching strategies that will help you emphasize healthy lifestyles in your program:
Planning. Learn how you can set goals for making the changes you want to see in your program and designing your curriculum in thoughtful ways to achieve those goals.
Activity. Simply "moving" is a key to a healthy lifestyle You can reduce standing-around time in your gym and get students active in measurable ways.
Technology. Heart rate monitors and pedometers offer new and exciting ways to get kids interested in their health and bring life to your gym.
Harmony. Discover how reaching out to others can enhance your program and extend its success far beyond the gym walls.
Each chapter begins and ends with applications of PATH to the chapter's topic, and sidebars throughout each chapter called Ideas That Work further apply PATH concepts to the content.
High-quality education requires high-quality assessment, so chapter 2 is full of advice on designing authentic assessments that give you meaningful information about your students' health. It also includes sample assessments you can use as a guide in designing your own.
No matter how solid a program is, it won't be successful if the students don't find it fun and exciting. That's why chapters 3 and 4 are filled with ideas on enhancing your fitness instruction with lively activities. Chapter 5 focuses on incorporating heart rate monitors and pedometers in your classes, which is not only fun for kids but also gives them an accurate view of how sedentary or active they are.
But this book doesn't stop with great ideas for your class curriculum; it shows how you can extend healthy lifestyles beyond the classroom. In chapter 6 you learn how to inspire school staff to adopt healthier habits, and chapter 7 outlines how to create after-school programs and design incentives for students to stay active in the summer months.
"Teaching Healthy Lifestyles in Middle School PE" is the resource you need to lead the way to healthy change throughout your school. Through the book's expert guidance, you will be empowered to improve your program, get your students involved in fun activities now, and start them on a path of fitness for life.
Revolutionise the way you approach fitness with yoga expert and celebrity trainer Shona Vertue - in just 28 days! 'Shona changed my perspective on yoga. Working with her made my aches and pains after playing disappear. She is the best.' - David Beckham Are you someone who has tried every fitness class out there, but nothing has ever really stuck? Or perhaps you can run a 10k but can barely touch your toes? Heard lifting weights is good, but feel lost in the gym? Keen to calm your racing mind and get the focus you need to train? Shona Vertue's 28-day reset plan will revolutionise the way you approach fitness. Her groundbreaking three-in-one method features a blend of resistance training with weights to build strength, yoga to aid flexibility and lengthen muscles, and a positive, mindful approach to exercise, combined with delicious, nourishing recipes. Get in the best shape of your life, both physically and mentally, and feel stronger, healthier and more flexible - in just 28 days. Features photos of every exercise, complete with food plan and nutritious, energising recipes.
As someone who juggles many jobs between being a doctor, a personal trainer and an author, I understand how difficult it can be to prioritise food and eating well. I wanted to create a collection of beautiful recipes that are not only nutritious and great tasting, but super quick and simple to make, using only a handful of ingredients. The Fuel Up section is designed for just that - it is where you will find my recipes for grab-and-go breakfasts, lunches on the run and dinners that take less than 30 minutes to satisfy you after a long day at work! However, I truly believe that when we do have the time to cook a meal, bake some bread and sit down with friends and family to share some food, we should totally embrace those moments. This is where the Power Down section comes in: for when you're not in a hurry, I have included my chosen recipes for lazy weekend brunches, family dinners, breads and teatime treats. This is a cookbook that will help you fall in love with cooking and improve your relationship with food, so that you approach it not only as a source of nutrients, but also happiness, satisfaction and health. Hazel x Includes more than 100 recipes PLUS: - 10 'no recipe recipes' for emergency snacks + meal prep hacks for maintaining a healthy lifestyle when you're busy - an introduction to Hazel's five store-cupboard saviours, including 10 ways to cook with each one - a key for special dietary requirements including vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free and low sugar - nutritional advice covering the basics of nutrition, how to meet your 5-a-day and special nutritional requirements for a plant-based diet - features on how to live well for optimum health, with information on sleep, meditation, mindfulness and mindful eating
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