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The super-bestselling book that's enhancing Americans' healthBy eating the fourteen SuperFoods highlighted in Dr. Steven Pratt's instant bestseller, you can actually stop the incremental deteriorations that lead to common ailments and diseasesBeans -- reduce obesity Blueberries -- lower risk for cardiovascular disease Broccoli -- lowers the incidence of cataracts and fights birth defects Oats -- reduce the risk of type II diabetesOranges -- prevent strokesPumpkin -- lowers the risk of various cancers Wild salmon -- lowers the risk of heart diseaseSoy -- lowers cholesterol Spinach -- decreases the chance of cardiovascular disease and age-related macular degeneration Tea -- helps prevent osteoporosis Tomatoes -- raise the skin's sun protection factor Turkey -- helps build a strong immune system Walnuts -- reduce the risk of developing coronary heart disease, diabetes, and cancer * Yogurt-promotes strong bones and a healthy heart
SuperFoods Rx includes recipes created by Chef Michel Stroot of the Golden Door Spa and teaches you how to incorporate SuperFoods and their sidekicks into your diet. SuperFoods Rx is an indispensable guide to a healthy, long, and energetic life.
Epilepsy is common, affecting around one in 200 people. This well-established book explains ways to treat and manage the condition in adults, with a particular focus on women with epilepsy and their reproductive health. Updated by leading consultant neurologist Professor Pamela Crawford, this new edition provides the latest thinking about anti-epileptic drugs and surgery. It looks at the most suitable medications for seizure management in general, and gives information as to the safest way to treat epilepsy in fertile and pregnant women.
In this ground-breaking guide, New York Times bestselling author and leading natural health practitioner Dr Joseph Mercola explains how nearly all disease - including cancer - is caused by defective metabolic processes. This astonishing truth could revolutionize our understanding of other diseases and show us a radical new path to optimal health.
Dr Mercola breaks down complicated science into easily digestible facts to help you understand how a damaged metabolism affects your health, and how to begin healing it.
Using this book, you'll come to understand how:
This simple but powerful diet manifesto can help not only to treat and prevent serious illness, but will also empower you to take control of your health simply by giving your body the proper fuel it needs for healing and thriving.
You can control or even prevent diabetes!
Dr. David Nathan is a lead researcher on the landmark National Institutes of Health study that proved that diabetes can be beaten without drugs. His Harvard Medical School colleague Linda Delahanty is a leading international expert on nutrition and diabetes control. Together they bring you the first complete, medically proven program for preventing or controlling diabetes.
Written in a highly-accessible question and answer format, this comprehensive and compassionate guide draws on the latest research, a broad range of expert opinion, numerous real-life voices and personal experiences from people with bipolar. With a list of useful resources, it is both the perfect first port of call and a reference bible you can refer to time and time again.
From how to recognize the symptoms to how to explain to a child that their parent has been diagnosed, first cousins Amanda and Sarah – who have four close family members diagnosed with the condition – explore and explain absolutely everything that someone with bipolar disorder (and those who live with and love them) needs to know.
Diabetes used to be rare and clear. One boy in the school had Type 1 and a friend of a friend's granny had Type 2. We now see adults being diagnosed with Type 1 and children developing Type 2. There are over 400 million diabetics world-wide - four times as many as in 1980. The vast majority of these have Type 2 - sometimes judged as a `lifestyle' disease. The traditional view of diabetes is that is it a "chronic and progressive" condition and that nothing can be done about it. Serious complications include loss of eyesight, amputations and death. This book has gathered together some of the finest minds working in the field of diabetes and diet. The result is a collection of chapters by thought leaders, academics and doctors addressing the big issues. What is diabetes? What are the different types? What causes it? Who gets it? Why do we eat so much carbohydrate? Why do diabetics die of heart disease? Why do athletes commonly get Type 2 diabetes? The writers in this book approach diabetes from many different angles, but they all share one common belief: Diabetes does not need to be "chronic and progressive." Both Type 1 and Type 2 can be substantially alleviated and the latter can be `put into remission.' Let us tell you how...
Simple tips and recipes to help women balance their hormones, boost their energy, and change their lives.What if you could feel happier, more energized, and less stressed, simply by changing the way you eat? In this informative book, vitality expert Marjolein Dubbers offers effective, easy-to-follow advice women can use to take charge of their hormones, improve their mood, and transform their health--one bite at a time. In clear, upbeat language, Hormone Power reveals the ins and outs of the endocrine system, explaining how estrogen, progesterone, insulin, cortisol, thyroid hormones, leptin, and ghrelin work in the body--and why they so often let women down. Debunking diet myths, Dubbers shares practical tips for how to harness these important hormones and improve everything from unwanted weight gain to low libido, menstrual pain to menopause symptoms. Along the way, she provides innovative ways to incorporate healthy habits into daily life, including delicious recipes for homemade granola, green breakfast smoothies, mouthwatering avocado lemon tarts, and more.
A complete holistic guide to menopause. A vital self-care manual for the more than 50 million American women facing this natural process.
For thirty years, board-certified holistic practitioner, master's-prepared nurse, and doctorally prepared educator Carolyn Chambers Clark has been helping women navigate the challenges of menopause. Now she can help you with her breakthrough guide that addresses the full range of medical, alternative, and complementary self-care strategies, with easy-to-follow guidelines for avoiding the pitfalls of: Hot flashes Fuzzy thinking Skin, hair, and bladder changes Weight gain Joint and muscle pain Fatigue Decreased sex drive Emotional ups and downs Insomnia
Having been through this natural process herself, and having counseled countless other menopausal women, Clark is a compassionate voice clearly addressing the risks and possible benefits of hormone therapies, offering easy-to-understand advice, and providing the most comprehensive menopause program available.
Out of the 100 million women-almost 11 million in the United States alone-who are on the pill, roughly 60 percent take it for non-contraceptive reasons like painful periods, endometriosis, PCOS, and acne. While the birth control pill is widely prescribed as a quick-fix solution to a variety of women's health conditions, taking it can also result in other more serious and dangerous health consequences. Did you know that women on the pill are more likely to be prescribed an antidepressant? That they are at significantly increased risk for autoimmune disease, heart attack, thyroid and adrenal disorders, and even breast and cervical cancer? That the pill can even cause vaginal dryness, unexplained hair loss, flagging libido, extreme fatigue, and chronic infection. As if women didn't have enough to worry about, that little pill we're taking to manage our symptoms is only making things worse. Jolene Brighten, ND, author of the groundbreaking new book BEYOND THE PILL, specializes in treating women's hormone imbalances caused by the pill and shares her proven 30-day program designed to reverse the myriad of symptoms women experience every day-whether you choose to stay on the pill or not. The first book of its kind to target the birth control pill and the scientifically-proven symptoms associated with taking it, BEYOND THE PILL is an actionable plan for taking control, and will help readers: * Locate the root cause of their hormonal issues, like estrogen dominance, low testosterone, and low progesterone * Discover a pain-free, manageable period free of cramps, acne, stress, or PMS without the harmful side effects that come with the pill * Detox the liver, support the adrenals and thyroid, heal the gut, reverse metabolic mayhem, boost fertility, and enhance mood * Transition into a nutrition and supplement program, with more than 30 hormone-balancing recipes Featuring simple diet and lifestyle interventions, BEYOND THE PILL is the first step to reversing the risky side effects of the pill, finally finding hormonal health, and getting your badass self back.
Food allergies and intolerances are on the increase. They are frequently the cause of many common health problems that simply won't go away. But there are things we can do to deal with food allergies and intolerances. This book will help if you feel you may be intolerant to a food, find it impossible to lose weight or simply have a range of minor symptoms your doctor can't treat. Hidden Food Allergies identifies the most common allergens, helps you to diagnose and allergy, and contains a full action plan to guide you through getting tested, elimination diets, lifestyle and dietary changes. You will discover: All about allergies, and how they are different to food intolerance; Possible causes; The latest breakthroughs in allergy testing; How to follow elimination diets and reintroduce foods safely; How to guard against, treat and reverse food intolerance.
When Meredith Atwood first shared her journey from tired, overworked wife and mom to successful triathlete, her story resonated with women everywhere, online at SwimBikeMom.com and in the first edition of Triathlon for the Every Woman. Now a USAT Level 1 and IRONMAN tri coach, Meredith is back with even more wisdom. In this fully revised edition, Atwood not only shares how she went from the couch to a half Ironman triathlon in just over a year, but also shares the latest expertise from coaches, nutritionists, and athletes on each component of the triathlon: swimming, biking, and running. With compact training plans, the most current nutrition advice, updated resources, and the latest information on long-distance racing, this new edition has all you need to make your triathlon goals a reality.
A Sunday Times bestseller - now with revised and expanded content on the exciting new science about the gut-brain link. Our gut is as important as our brain or heart, yet we know very little about how it works and many of us are too embarrassed to ask questions. In Gut, Giulia Enders breaks this taboo, revealing the latest science on how much our digestive system has to offer. From our miraculous gut bacteria - which can play a part in obesity, allergies, depression and even Alzheimer's - to the best position to poo, this entertaining and informative health handbook shows that we can all benefit from getting to know the wondrous world of our inner workings.
Scleroderma,a chronic autoimmune condition that causes hardening, thickening, or tightening of the skin and attacks the heart, lungs, kidneys, and gastrointestinal tract,is extraordinarily difficult to diagnose and can take a huge toll on the psychological well-being of the individual. From the first moment of her diagnosis, author Karen Gottesman took charge and educated herself on every aspect of her condition. Now, as a "patient-expert," she guides those newly diagnosed step by step through their first year with scleroderma. She provides crucial information about the nature of the disease, treatment options, diet, exercise, social concerns, emotional issues, networking with others, and much more. The First Year (TM),Scleroderma is illustrated with charts and tables, and offers an invaluable guide for everyone learning to live with their diagnosis.
100+ tips to improve your heart health in an easy-to-read, accessible guide with all of the advice you're looking for, without the confusing medical jargon. Your heart is the center of your body-treat it right! Understanding how your heart works and what you can do to keep it healthy is the key to preventing disease and illness. In Healthy Habits for Your Heart, you'll find over 100 heart-related habits, exercises, and strategies you can implement in your daily life to improve your heart health now and for years to come-all presented in a practical and easy-to-read format. Including information on how your heart works, what kind of dangers could threaten its health, and how you can make small changes every day to safeguard your heart's health, Healthy Habits for Your Heart, will help you take your heart's health into your own hands. Just turn the page to keep your ticker happy and strong.
It's time to see what your body is really capable of and get strong with NIKE trainer Alex Silver-Fagan. Women who lift know that training with weights is the best way to firm your glutes, tone your abs, and sculpt a healthy physique. Using strength-training, cardio, nutrition, and weight-lifting exercises, Get Strong for Women gives you the tools you need to build muscle, burn fat, and get a lean, toned body. This fitness manifesto provides more than 60 clear, step-by-step exercise instructions as well as three easy-to-follow, 12-week workout programmes, so you can hit the gym with confidence and become the strongest, fastest, healthiest you. Empower your body, empower your mind, and Get Strong for Women. Strong is beautiful: strong is powerful.
The book you can trust to support you at every stage of your treatment - and beyond Professor Trisha Greenhalgh, an academic GP, and Dr Liz O'Riordan, a Consultant Breast Cancer Surgeon, are not only outstanding doctors, but they have also experienced breast cancer first-hand. The Complete Guide to Breast Cancer brings together all the knowledge they have gathered as patients and as doctors to give you and your family a trusted, thorough and up-to-date source of information. Designed to empower you during your breast cancer treatment, it covers: -Simple explanations of every breast cancer treatment -Coping with the emotional burden of breast cancer -Frank advice about sex and relationships -Staying healthy during and after treatment -Dealing with the fear of recurrence -Living with secondary breast cancer Packed full of all the things the authors wished they'd known when they were diagnosed, and tips on how to cope with surgery, radiotherapy, chemotherapy and beyond, this is the only book you need to read to guide you through your breast cancer diagnosis. 'A much needed guide which is both humane and based on robust evidence.' - Macmillan Cancer Support
In celebration of its 20th anniversary, a thoroughly revised and expanded edition of the leading book on fertility and women's reproductive health. Since the publication of Taking Charge of your Fertility two decades ago, Toni Weschler has taught a whole new generation of women how to become pregnant, avoid pregnancy naturally and gain better control of their gynecological and sexual health by taking just a couple minutes a day using the proven Fertility Awareness Method. Now, this 20th Anniversary Edition has been thoroughly revised and fully updated with: the latest medical advances in assisted reproductive technologies (ART) more in-depth coverage of women's gynecological and sexual health new illustrations, photographs, and an expanded color insert new sample charts an expanded appendix Six new chapters including: Three Prevalent Conditions--Endometriosis, Ovarian Cysts and PCOS Natural Ways to Balance Your Hormones Preserving Your Future Fertility Miscarriages Idiopathic Infertility Causes of Unusual Bleeding Clear and comprehensive, yet warm and approachable, Taking Charge of Your Fertility is one of the most universally lauded health books on the market today. It is an essential reference for every woman of reproductive age.
Calcium is essential for health, but it actually works best with magnesium to build strong bones, maintain a healthy heart, improve mood, and reduce PMT. This guide explains the health benefits of this nutritional team and how you can use calcium and magnesium together to enhance your health.
This is one of the funniest, rudest and most useful books you'll ever read. What questions would you ask a doctor at a comedy gig? Is it healthy to sleep with a pet? Is horse riding riskier that ecstasy? Do love eggs need to be fitted? Do unlucky beds exist? Do doctors ever pretend to hear noises with a stethoscope? Should I hand-wash my merkin? What's the best sexual position for losing weight? Has everyone had more sex than me? Should I have Scrabble before marriage? What should I do if someone dies on me during sex? GP and comedian Phil Hammond has collected two hundred and fifty of life's quirkiest queries from audiences across the UK. Open wide for the finest answers to the most bizarre questions, ranging from tongue in cheek to absolutely filthy...yet surprisingly useful.
"In Into Our Own Hands, Sandra Morgen shows us, not just how the women's health movement started, but how it weathered adversity. This book is important reading for everyone who cares about the future of women's health as defined by women themselves." --Cynthia A. Pearson, executive director, National Women's Health Network "This is an analytically sophisticated and engaging contribution to our understanding of the feminist health movement."--Karen Brodkin, professor of anthropology and women's studies, UCLA Recent history has witnessed a revolution in women's health care. Beginning in the late 1960s, women in communities across the United States challenged medical and male control over women's health. Few people today realize the extent to which these grassroots efforts shifted power and responsibility from the medical establishment into women's own hands as health care consumers, providers, and advocates. Into Our Own Hands traces the women's health care movement in the United States. Richly documented, this study is based on more than a decade of research, including interviews with leading activists; documentary material from feminist health clinics and advocacy organizations; a survey of women's health movement organizations in the early 1990s; and ethnographic fieldwork. Sandra Morgen focuses on the clinics born from this movement, as well as how the movement's encounters with organized medicine, the state, and ascendant neoconservative and neoliberal political forces in the 1970s to the 1980s shaped the confrontations and accomplishments in women's health care. The book also explores the impact of political struggles over race and class within the movement organizations.
These noted vision care specialists offer a unique eye care program that reflects the irrevocable link between a persons quality of vision and ability to understand, grow and change. In Greater Vision, they provide more than two dozen exercises to improve, heighten, and develop vision and describe the crucial part vision plays in creating emotional and spiritual clarity.
A glass-half-full look at Alzheimer's that reveals how to connect
with someone through the fog of the disease
LOOK TEN YEARS YOUNGER IN DAYS-WITHOUT SURGERY!
• Alpha Lipoic Acid-lines, wrinkles, under-eye puffiness, acne scars, and enlarged pores can disappear.
• The Three-Day Diet for Better Skin-special "face-changing" foods visibly change the way you look, in just seventy-two hours.
• Vitamin C Ester-this miracle supplement can heal sun-damaged skin or inflammations by helping your body produce collagen-it firms up sagging skin as well!
• An Instant Face-lift-DMAE tightens skin almost instantly and offers long-lasting results with continued use. And quickly plumps up lips, too!
• The Sugar Taboo-simple carbs ravage your skin and speed aging. Find out how to reverse the damage!
COMMON SKIN PROBLEMS...EXTRAORDINARY SOLUTIONS!
Problem #1-Crow's-feet, Upper Lip Line
Problem #2-Dark Under-Eye Shadows
Problem #3-Jowls and Sagging Skin
Problem #4-Dull, Sallow-Looking Skin
An Alternate Selection of Prevention Book Club®, of Doubleday Book Club®, and of The Literary Guild®
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