Saturday, January 31, 2009

Expert Guide to Beating Heart Disease or Growing Up with Diabetes

Expert Guide to Beating Heart Disease: What You Absolutely Must Know

Author: Harlan M Krumholz

What Do the Best-Trained Doctors Do to Beat Heart Disease?

In today's avalanche of medical information, how can you distinguish between proven evidence and unfounded claims? This is the first book to translate key medical data into clear guidelines capturing the highest treatment standards for heart disease. Renowned cardiovascular expert Dr. Harlan Krumholz presents seven strategies for reducing cardiac risk—what professionals agree really works. In this indispensable handbook, he also profiles care alternatives from supplements to stress reduction as well as treatments on the horizon. A "Tools for Success" section helps you track blood pressure, cholesterol, exercise, and weight.

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Growing Up with Diabetes: What Children Want Their Parents to Know

Author: Alicia McAuliff

A chance to step into your child’s shoes. When your child was diagnosed with diabetes your first priority was probably to learn everything you could about diabetes and how to manage it. Whether your child is a youngster or a teenager, you’ve done your best to help with injections, meals and snacks, and the many other elements of a diabetes management program. But through all this, you may be overlooking the importance of your child’s social and emotional development. Children want to be normal, and diabetes makes them "different." Many well-meaning parents inadvertently focus too much on their child’s diabetes, and not enough on other aspects of their child’s life. This unique book, written by a young woman who was diagnosed with diabetes at age 11, gives you the opportunity to understand and relate to your child’s feelings. Drawing on the author’s own experiences and those of the many children and young adults she’s counseled, this sensitive guide explains:

  • How children feel when they’re diagnosed
  • Why diabetes is a bigger adjustment for you than for your child
  • How to encourage a healthy approach to diabetes
  • The importance of diabetes education
  • How to make your child’s life as normal as possible
  • Dealing with outside forces (school, day care, relatives, etc.)
  • Eliminating the power struggle for independence in adolescence
• Books to Fund A Cure • A portion of this book’s proceeds will go to the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation International, a not-for-profit voluntary health agency, whose primary objective is to support and fund research to find the cause, cure, treatment, andprevention of diabetes and its complications. Juvenile Diabetes Foundation Library Health


These two different approaches to diabetes cover the basic details while at the same time making the point that life can go on in a relatively normal fashion for someone with diabetes. Kelly's book is the "work horse" title, while McAuliffe's is a self-help, inspirational call to action.

Kelly's recent addition to Rosen's Coping with . . . series, addresses issues of concern to today's teens. This competent, thorough examination of the disease and its treatment includes a look at the role of diet and exercise, possible complications to watch out for, family dynamics when a member is diagnosed, how to deal with health care professionals (in particular the members of the diabetic health care team), and how living with a chronic condition like diabetes can affect a teen's life. Addressing the teen reader, the author provides clear-cut, concise information about the disease and how to handle it. Teens with diabetes share their stories of problems faced and overcome. Both insulin-dependent and non-insulin dependent diabetes are covered in text easily accessible to the teen reader.

As the mother of two children with juvenile diabetes, I wish McAuliffe's book had been around when they were first diagnosed with the disease as pre-schoolers. An impressive young woman who tells it like it is, the author was eleven when she was diagnosed and ten years later is a healthy, well-adjusted college student working toward a chiropractic degree. McAuliffe's supportive, concerned parents were there for her, but she was also there for herself-taking charge of her diabetic management, getting actively involved in helping others by counseling children and young adults with the disease, even founding a not-for-profit camp specifically for young people with diabetes. The message here is loud and clear-treat the child, not the disease.

Both parents and child have to come to terms with coping with a chronic disease, and get on with their lives. It is vitally important to acknowledge the

Library Journal

Managing childhood diabetes is essential to avoid short- and long-term complications. At the same time, the child must be able to enjoy normal activities despite the condition. This balancing act frequently results in overly protective parents and a child who rebels against the regimen of shots, tests, and meal plans. McAuliffe, a 21-year-old chiropractic student, was diagnosed with diabetes at age 11 and is a peer counselor, support group leader, and founder of a diabetes camp for young people. Her book explores the disease's emotional and psychological aspects with the hope of making diabetes management less of a battle between parent and child. Notwithstanding her personal experiences, there is little of substance here to help struggling parents. McAuliffe writes of the need for educating the child's teachers and classmates about diabetes but does not explain how parents might do this. The few quotes from young people on a child's view of diabetes, e.g., "Get an attitude of determination and get on with life," are too generic to be either revealing or helpful. The scant bibliography consists almost solely of materials from the publisher. A better choice is Pat Kelly's Coping with Diabetes (Rosen, 1998).Karen McNally Bensing, Benjamin Rose Inst. Lib., Cleveland

Table of Contents:
Diabetes "Hurts" Parents More Than Kids.
Education and Attitude: Equal Partners.
Getting on with Life.
The Importance of Social Involvement and Support.
Working Through Frustrations.
A Declaration of Independence.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Fat Chicks Rule or 100 Questions and Answers about Ovarian Cancer

Fat Chicks Rule!: How to Survive in a Thin-Centric World

Author: Lara Frater

"I can't wait for this book!"-Marilyn Wann, author of FAT! SO?

A fun, fact-filled guide to living the big girl's life with style, Fat Chicks Rule!: How To Survive in a Thin-Centric World, tackles the weighty issues that large women face in our thin-obsessed society. This lavishly illustrated book provides information on everything that the plus-size woman needs to know, including where to shop, the dieting scam, how to be fat and sexy, the fat acceptance movement, famous fat chicks in history, fat chick entertainment, snappy comebacks against the fat-phobic and much more. Dedicated to every woman who feels she needs to lose a few pounds but really doesn't, Fat Chicks Rule! shows you how to live fat and happily ever after.

Lara Frater is a New York City-based fat acceptance activist.

Go to: Eating Soulfully and Healthfully with Diabetes or Loving God When You Dont Love the Church

100 Questions and Answers about Ovarian Cancer

Author: Don S Dizon

Whether you're a newly diagnosed ovarian cancer patient, a survivor, or a friend or relative of either, this completely updated second edition gives you authoritative, practical answers to your questions about treatment options, post-treatment quality of life, sources of support, and much more. Written by a gynecologic oncologist and a gynecologic surgeon, with actual patient commentary, this is an invaluable resource for anyone coping with the physical and emotional turmoil of ovarian cancer.

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Reviewer:Julia M. Fine, RN, PhD, FNP-C(Indiana State University)
Description:This book, written by a team of a gynecologic oncologist, a gynecologic surgeon, and a woman who has experienced ovarian cancer, offers answers to 100 questions about the disease. The questions range from basic definitions to diagnosis, treatment choices, management of symptoms, and dealing with both relapse and treatment failure.
Purpose:This book was written to answer the common questions about ovarian cancer and to serve as a resource for women or anyone whose life has been touched by ovarian cancer. The authors seek to impart knowledge both to enable women to make informed choices and to decrease fear that can interfere with living with and fighting the disease.
Audience:The primary audience for this book is women who are diagnosed with ovarian cancer or persons who are friends or relatives of these women. It would also be useful as a short review for practitioners who do not specialize in gynecologic cancers to highlight the subtle early symptoms of the disease and to provide an overview of diagnostic, screening, and treatment options.
Features:Additional features of the book are an extensive list of resources, such as organizations, Internet sources of information, clinical trials, financial and support services. A glossary and index help to locate information quickly. In the book, technical words are in bold and are defined on each page. Questions are organized by chapters and build from initial diagnosis to treatment, management of symptoms and, finally, to end of life issues. Occasional tables and pictures serve to clarifyinformation.
Assessment:The team approach and the empowerment of the woman who is experiencing ovarian cancer is strongly emphasized. The message from a survivor of ovarian cancer is that responsibility and choices must be shared with the team of physicians and support persons. Occasionally, the questions seem simplistic, but the depth and thoroughness with which each question is answered quickly leads the reader through terminology. The comments from an ovarian cancer survivor add both personal insight and connection.

Table of Contents:
Foreword to the First Edition     vii
Preface     xi
Introduction     xiii
The Basics     1
Where are my ovaries? What do they do?
What does it mean to have cancer?
What is a cyst? Is it related to ovarian cancer? How do a complex ovarian cyst and a simple cyst differ?
Risk Factors, Diagnosis, and Staging of Ovarian Cancer     11
What does it mean to have ovarian cancer?
Are there risk factors for ovarian cancer?
Is hormone replacement therapy associated with ovarian cancer?
Treatment of Ovarian Cancer     31
How do I decide on where to be treated?
Who's involved in my treatment?
Who should do my surgery?
Coping with Treatment-Related Side Effects     69
Should I take special precautions while on chemotherapy?
What kind of diet should I follow while on treatment? What about after treatment?
Will I be able to tolerate treatment if I am older?
Symptom Management     85
How does ovarian cancer cause abdominal pain?
What can I do for constipation?
How do I manage pain?
Relapse     91
How can my ovarian cancer come back if my ovaries have already been removed?
What happens if the cancer comes back?
How do you make a diagnosis of recurrence?
If Treatment Fails     109
How do I know when it's time to stop treatment?
What is a PEG tube? Do I need one?
Does intravenous feeding play a role?
Prevention, Screening, and Advocacy     117
Can I protect myself from getting ovarian cancer?
Can I get ovarian cancer if I've had my ovaries removed?
Will fertility drugs increase my risk of ovarian cancer?
Appendix     129
Glossary     149
Index     155

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Defeating Depression or Five Quarts

Defeating Depression: Real Help for You and Those Who Love You

Author: Howard W Ston

While books on depression abound, what makes this book unique is that it speaks both to the person experiencing depression and to that person's network of family members and friends. Informed by a practitioner in the field of psychology, the book examines depression, what it is, and how to deal with it.

About the Author:
Howard W. Stone, Ph.D., professor emeritus at Texas Christian University

Table of Contents:
Acknowledgments     vi
Is It Depression or Something Else?
Introduction     3
Are You Depressed?     12
Depression on the Rise     20
Faces of Depression     28
Masquerade: Depression and Other Maladies     41
Hope Is a Future Word     51
The Four Faces of Depression: What You Can Do
Body and Brain: The Physical Face of Depression     64
Physical Remedies     75
Medical Remedies     86
What Do You Think? The Cognitive Face of Depression     98
Those Negative Thoughts Keep Running through My Head     108
Think Again: How to Transform Your Thinking     117
Journey of a Thousand Miles: The Behavioral Face of Depression     135
Doing What Needs to Be Done     145
Effective Action: If It Works, Do It!     158
Living with a Depressed Person: The Interpersonal Face of Depression     171
A Healing Network: What Family and Friends Can Do     176
Help for the Whole Family     187
Help for Depression
How to Save a Life: Suicide Prevention     194
Desolations: Depression and Spirituality     202
The Healing Spirit: Values and Purpose Can Defeat Depression     212
Getting Help     220
Hope and Happiness for a Lifetime     233
The Zung Self-Rating Depression Scale     235
Suggested Readings and References     239
Index     243

Book about: L'Art de Travail :une Anthologie de Littérature de Lieu de travail, l'Édition Étudiante

Five Quarts: A Personal and Natural History of Blood

Author: Bill Hayes

"We're born in blood. Our family histories are contained in it, our bodies nourished by it daily. Five quarts run through each of us, along some sixty thousand miles of arteries, veins, and capillaries."
-from Five Quarts

In the national bestseller Sleep Demons, Bill Hayes took us on a trailblazing trip through the night country of insomnia. Now he is our guide on a whirlwind journey through history, literature, mythology, and science by means of the great red river that runs five quarts strong through our bodies.

Profusely illustrated, the journey stretches from ancient Rome, where gladiators drank the blood of vanquished foes to gain strength and courage, to modern-day laboratories, where high-tech machines test blood for diseases and dedicated scientists search for elusive cures. Along the way, there will be world-changing triumphs: William Harvey's discovery of the circulation of the blood; Antoni van Leeuwenhoek's advances in making the invisible world visible in the early days of the microscope; Dr. Paul Ehrlich's Nobel-Prize-winning work in immunology; Dr. Jay Levy's codiscovery of the virus that causes AIDS. Yet there will also be ignorance and tragedy: the widespread practice of bloodletting via incision and the use of leeches, which harmed more than it healed; the introduction of hemophilia into the genetic pool of nineteenth-century European royalty thanks to the dynastic ambitions of Queen Victoria; the alleged spread of contaminated blood through a phlebotomist's negligence in modern-day California.

This is also a personal voyage, in which Hayes recounts the impact of the vital fluid in his daily life, from growing up in a household of fivesisters and their monthly cycles, to coming out as a gay man during the explosive early days of the AIDS epidemic in San Francisco, to his enduring partnership with an HIV-positive man.

As much a biography of blood as it is a memoir of how this rich substance has shaped one man's life, Five Quarts is by turns whimsical and provocative, informative and moving. It will get under your skin.

Wired - Jennifer Kahn

[Hayes'] account of the vital fluid is sure to make your heart beat faster.

Publishers Weekly

Hemophobes beware: there are five quarts of blood in the human body, and Hayes (Sleep Demons: An Insomniac's Memoir) pours all of them into this book. A gay man living in San Francisco with an HIV-positive partner, Hayes uses his own encounters with blood's ability to save and destroy lives as a launching point for anecdotes in the larger story of blood. His personal history runs like a river through this book, picking up the flotsam and jetsam of blood lore. He launches into an account of the discovery of blood's components and its function in the body, and meanders through cultural perceptions of blood, from the sacred (the Eucharist) to the profane (Dracula). Hayes ranges far beyond red and white blood cells, platelets and plasma, taking readers inside a modern blood bank and to the bedside of a woman with hemophilia; his keen perceptions show how the ancient view of blood as the essence of a person's soul still pervades our modern vocabulary and views on the vital fluid.His sometimes irreverent commentary on misconceptions about blood doesn't shy away from the gruesome, particularly a cringe-inducing description of early blood transfusion techniques. With his strong writing and a unique approach, Hayes satisfyingly addresses this life force. B&w illus. Agent, Wendy Weil. (On sale Jan. 25) Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

Kirkus Reviews

A spry personal tour of hematology, from the author of Sleep Demons (2001). In blood, Hayes finds many of life's milestones. We are born in it, our family histories are defined by it, it permeates our religion and art. That first shaving nick, that first menstrual period-voila, adulthood! Blood also has a lengthy and fascinating history, drawn here with a sure if selective hand. Hayes starts his investigation some 1800 years ago with a Greek doctor named Galen. As an overseer of injured gladiators, he had a ringside seat when it came to the inner workings of the body. Galen was a big believer in the body's humors and in the art (as it were) of bloodletting, a practice that endured into the 20th century. Hayes moves about, looking into the enduring taboos associated with menstruation, the history of blood typing, the fictional Dracula and the very real blood-bathing Transylvanian Countess Elizabeth Bathory, the renegade phlebotomist Elaine Giorgi, and the Italian bank robbers, all infected with AIDS, who knew if caught they would be freed under the "compassionate release" law that prevents the terminally ill from serving time. He profiles the pioneering experiments of Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, who first looked at blood under a microscope ("it consists of small round globules driven through a crystalline humidity of water," the Dutchman wrote in 1674), Paul Ehrlich's work with antibodies, and Jay Levy's discoveries concerning AIDS. The author also recounts life with his partner Steve, who learned he was HIV-positive in 1994. Being so close to the matter, Hayes wanted to know just what lay behind the nerve-racking, quarterly blood tests Steve underwent; his text brings us into the lab workinvolved and the research being done, submerging readers in blood's biology, chemistry, and politics. A popular and memorable recounting of blood's social and natural history, as well as Hayes's own close encounter with the vital fluid. (Illustrations throughout)Agent: Wendy Weil/Wendy Weil Agency

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Nine Months Till Baby or Hunger Pains

Nine Months Till Baby: The Comprehensive Month-By-Month Planner & Resource for Expectant Parents: The Essential Guide for Your Preganancy

Author: Marguerite Smolen

A comprehensive planner that includes important information on what to expect during each month of pregnancy. From the same team that created the incredibly successful The Bride's Year Ahead, this gorgeous book includes nine section tabs in a month-by- month countdown format. Features include pockets, a resealable secure pouch, room for notes and lots of charts and planning tools.

Go to: Is There a Nutmeg in the House or Best Food Writing 2003

Hunger Pains

Author: Mary Pipher

We live in an appearance-obsessed culture. Fashion ads, magazine covers, TV shows, and movies idealize a body type that is impossible for most real women to achieve. In this comforting, liberating book, Dr. Mary Pipher, bestselling author of Reviving Ophelia, offers advice, counsel, and practical solutions for understanding our needs, our fears, and our many hungers. She shows us how we can at last learn to live at peace with the natural differences in our bodies and appetites.

The rates of anorexia, bulimia, and depression for women are the highest they have ever been, and begin at ever younger ages. Dr. Pipher reveals how society encourages our misery and prevents us from accepting our looks. Indeed, for many women the humiliation of overweight or obesity is a wound that never heals. Dr. Pipher reminds us that accepting our bodies the way they are is the greatest gift we can give ourselves.


Pipher has done women of all ages a great service by writing a book that clearly explains eating disorders, offers suggestions for help, and gets to the heart of the causes of these problems. Chapters on such subjects as bulimia, anorexia, obesity, and diets are written in a clear, concise manner. The author covers each topic thoroughly and offers excellent advice and tips at the end of most chapters. Among tips for those struggling with anorexia: "Don't diet, skip meals, or weigh youself. Avoid magazines, TV shows, or exercise classes that focus on the importance of being thin." One suggestion for feeling good about your body is to "break the habit of comparing yourself to others in terms of appearance." The reader also encounters many eye-opening statistics that contribute greatly to this thought-provoking, compelling book. For example, the ratio of women to men with eating disorders is fifty to one, and ninety percent of all women overestimate their own body size. Most important, Pipher offers profound insight into the pressures of women to be thin in a culture where "the cost of being overweight is social suicide." Many problems stem from a society prone to lookism, including, says Pipher, the stereotyping of individuals on the basis of their appearance." Media depictions of women and commercial ads focus on extremely thin women, thus exacerbating the lookism problem. Reading Hunger Pains is an enlightening experience. This book raises the consciousness about cultural icons and media messages for females; it also reveals a great deal about women's self-images. Pipher is an advocate for women's wellness and positive cultural change; hers is a voice that should be heeded. Women of all ages would benefit greatly from the information contained in this well-written book. Further Reading. VOYA Codes: 5Q 2P M J S (Hard to imagine it being any better written, For the YA with a special interest in the subject, Middle School-defined as grades 6 to 8, Junior High-defined as grades 7 to 9 and Senior High-defined as grades 10 to 12).

Monday, January 26, 2009

Somersize Chocolate or Understanding Your Health with Powerweb and OLC Bi Card Package

Somersize Chocolate: 30 Delicious, Guilt-Free Desserts for the Carb-Conscious Chocolate-Lover

Author: Suzanne Somers

Everyone loves chocolate!

Chocolate is often a dieter's downfall, but if you Somersize, it doesn't have to be. In the tradition of her bestselling Somersize Desserts comes Suzanne Somers' newest contribution to the Somersize phenomenon—guilt-free recipes for mouthwatering goodies that satisfy chocolate cravings without causing a dieting disaster. Thanks to SomerSweet, Suzanne's revolutionary sweetener with less than one gram of carbohydrate and zero sugars per serving, you can enjoy scrumptious low-carb desserts such as:

• Molten Chocolate Cake with White Chocolate Lava

• White Chocolate Pots de Crème

• Chocolate Crepes with Mascarpone Filling

• Grasshopper Pie with Chocolate Curls

• Chocolate-Dipped Cocoa Meringue Cookies

• Chocolate Cheesecake Petit Fours

With these thirty recipes, you'll never have to trade dessert for a smaller waistline. By incorporating these tasty treats into your Somersize program, you can look and feel great without depriving yourself of any of your favorite foods.

Publishers Weekly

Somers's latest is little more than a pamphlet of 30-odd recipes, many of which readers can find in other books. But it's bound to please its target readers-women who love chocolate and want to lose weight-because it's everything they need it to be: it gives instructions for making easy, quick desserts that are low in carbohydrates (though not always low in calories). Somers designs her book around the chocolate version of her own sweetener, SomerSweet, which is available for sale on her Web site. The book is therefore practically useless if readers don't purchase SomerSweet Chocolate Baking Bars (although Somers does give measurements for making the desserts with sugar and sugared chocolate, those results won't please carb-counters). Quibbles aside, there's no arguing with the decadence of such treats as Molten Chocolate Cake with White Chocolate Lava, Mini Coconut Baked Alaska, or Caramel Chocolate Brownie Sundaes. Somers's relentlessly upbeat tone runs through the book ("I have always loved pound cake. Now that it's chocolate, there's even more reason to love it!"), and she gives the level of difficulty for each recipe (oddly, though, no recipe is tougher than "level two"). 30 color photos. (Nov.) Forecast: Somers seems to have the golden touch, whether she's talking about hormone replacement, mastering the art of obtaining slim thighs, or selling her wares on the Home Shopping Network. Ads in Family Circle and Ladies' Home Journal will bump holiday sales for this book. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

Interesting textbook: 400 Best Ever Budget Recipes or Yoga for Health

Understanding Your Health with Powerweb and OLC Bi-Card Package

Author: Payn

This text offers an exciting and practical approach to the teaching of the traditional content areas of personal health. Its two key themes--the six dimensions of health and the five developmental tasks--help students apply the text's content to their own lives by improving their decision-making skills. The new PowerWeb: Personal Health, linked by chapter in the Online Learning Center (and available free with every new copy of the text) provides students with the latest information in the constantly changing field of health.

Table of Contents:


A Visual Guide to Understanding Your Health

Chapter 1: Shaping Your Health

Part One: The Mind

Chapter 2: Achieving Psychological Health

Chapter 3: Managing Stress

Part Two: The Body

Chapter 4: Becoming Physically Fit

Chapter 5: Understanding Nutrition and Your Diet

Chapter 6: Maintaining a Healthy Weight

Part Three: Preventing Drug Abuse and Dependence

Chapter 7: Making Decisions About Drug Use

Chapter 8: Taking Control of Alcohol Use

Chapter 9: Rejecting Tobacco Use

Part Four: Preventing Diseases

Chapter 10: Enhancing Your Cardiovascular Health

Chapter 11: Living with Cancer

Chapter 12: Managing Chronic Conditions

Chapter 13: Preventing Infectious Diseases

Part Five: Sexuality and Reproduction

Chapter 14: Exploring the Origins of Sexuality

Chapter 15: Understanding Sexual Behavior and Relationships

Chapter 16: Managing Your Fertility

Chapter 17: Becoming a Parent

Part Six: Consumer and Safety Issues

Chapter 18: Becoming an Informed Health Care Consumer

Chapter 19: Protecting Your Safety

Chapter 20: The Environment and Your Health

Part Seven: Completing Life's Journey

Chapter 21: Accepting Dying and Death

Appendix A: First Aid

Appendix B: Body Systems

Appendix C: Canadian Health

Appendix D: Canada's Food Guide to Healthy Eating




Sunday, January 25, 2009

Walkers Companion or The Fitness Factor

Walker's Companion: A Think Book

Author: Malcolm Tait

Whether you're a rambler or an ambler, a hiker or a nature-liker, this is an ideal companion. It's packed with useful--and not so useful--information, including the ten oddest things ever done by sleepwalkers, the number of Bob Dylan songs that contain the word "walk," and how to prepare for a trek in the jungles of Borneo.

Ever wonder what happens to the 36,000 tennis balls used at the annual Wimbledon championships? Or what was on the menu at Henry IV's coronation? Would you like to know how to master the Japanese art of packing a rucksack? Or how to say hello in 20 different languages? The delightfully eclectic, exceedingly collectable volumes in The Companion Series are bursting with useful trivia and quirky facts to amuse and amaze. Pleasingly designed, eminently browsable, downright addictive.

New interesting textbook: Fiestas for the Four Seasons or Recipes

The Fitness Factor: Every Woman's Key to a Lifetime of Health and Well-Being

Author: Lisa Callahan

Imagine picking up the morning paper and seeing a banner headline that reads: miraculous new anti-aging pill discovered. In The Fitness Factor, Lisa Callahan, M.D., shows us that such a magic pill already exists in the form of regular daily exercise. As cofounder and medical director for the country's premier sports medicine center for women and a well-known medical spokeswoman, Dr. Callahan is uniquely qualified to write this book. She has treated thousands of patients-from housewives to professional athletes-and has helped them change their lives forever by instilling in them the knowledge that an essential connection exists between fitness and health. She speaks honestly and intelligently to women, helping them understand that the benefits of regular exercise go well beyond the cosmetic. Fitness, in fact, is the single most important factor when it comes to:

-preventing heart disease -beating osteoporosis
-lowering cholesterol

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Can I Exercise Sitting Down or Classical Homeopathy

Can I Exercise Sitting Down?

Author: Renee Wiggins

This energizing exercise guide will jumpstart your fitness program with an easily followed thirty-day workout plan.

After a long, hard day at the office, who wants to go to the gym and be intimated by an overzealous trainer? Author and fitness professional Renee Wiggins offers a simple thirty-day workout plan you can do from the comfort of your favorite chair.

With detailed instructions and helpful photographs, Wiggins's easy and effective exercises will start you on the road to better health. To help you stay on track, you'll begin each day with a positive affirmation of your commitment to weight loss; you will also plot your progress in the exercise log. Additionally, Can I Exercise Sitting Down? provides the following tips:

  • How to stay motivated
  • How to conquer your excuses
  • How to eat healthy
  • How to set realistic goals

If you've ever started an exercise program only to quit two weeks later, then Can I Exercise Sitting Down? is perfect for you. With a no-nonsense, understanding approach, Wiggins will help you overcome self-destructive habits and create a new, healthier you!

Interesting textbook: Blowing the Whistle on Genocide or Power and Protest

Classical Homeopathy

Author: Michael Carlston

Part of Micozzi's Medical Guides to Complementary and Alternative Medicine series, this practical text provides a thorough introduction to classical homeopathic medicine--incorporating its unique view of health and disease, its place in the health care system, and homeopathic clinical practice. It evaluates this alternative system of medicine in terms of its clinical, scientific, philosophical, sociological, and historical contexts. In addition to a well-referenced, evidence-based research chapter, the book also addresses the practice of homeopathy, pharmacology, and specific applications of homeopathy. With its emphasis on scientific research, including discussions of clinical trial design, homeopathic theory, and clinical applications, this book serves as an informed, rational critique of this controversial subject.
• This introduction to homeopathy is scientifically grounded, written in terms appropriate for health professionals.
• Well-referenced content is clinically relevant and evidence-based, lending validity to the text.
• An appendix on specific clinical applications of homeopathy provides practical information for those referring patients for homeopathic treatment.
• The unique, comprehensive compilation of information on homeopathic medicine enables faculty to use it as a stand-alone text for health sciences students.
• Logical organization allows a segmented approach to studying various aspects of homeopathic medicine.
• Research summary and methodology discussion is useful for researchers considering investigations into homeopathy
• Information on how homeopathy is practiced and the application ofprinciples in the clinical setting helps clinicians and patients understand the process of seeing a homeopath.
• A pharmacy section provides information related to the pharmacological aspects of homeopathy.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Weight Watchers Great Cooking Every Day or Sexual Male

Weight Watchers Great Cooking Every Day

Author: Weight Watchers

America-America's leading professional cooking school-to offer this cutting-edge collection of flavorful, healthful recipes that both eager beginners and experienced cooks will enjoy. Whether the goal is to lose weight or to cook with a lean touch, this must-have volume points the way. It includes:

  • 250 delectable recipes that reflect fine cooking techniques
  • Recipes ranging from appetizers to desserts that bring high flavor to healthful dishes such as Risotto with Scallops and Asparagus, Grilled Flank Steak with Pineapple and Roasted Shallots, and Chocolate Truffles
  • Weight Watchers' phenomenal 1-2-3-Success Weight Loss Plan POINTS values, plus nutrition information for every recipe

Table of Contents:
Chapter 1: Healthy Eating in the Twenty-First Century.
Chapter 2: Appetizers and Hors D'oeuvres.
Chapter 3: Salads.
Chapter 4: Soups.
Chapter 5: Pizzas, Sandwiches, and Wraps.
Chapter 6: Pasta.
Chapter 7: Fish.
Chapter 8: Shellfish.
Chapter 9: Poultry.
Chapter 10: Meat and Game.
Chapter 11: Grains.
Chapter 12: Eggs, Beans, and Tofu.
Chapter 13: Vegetables.
Chapter 14: Fruits.
Chapter 15: Breads.
Chapter 16: Desserts.

Go to: Furniture City Feasts Restored or Straub Brewery Pennsylvania

Sexual Male: Problems and Solutions

Author: Richard Milsten

Most men will at some time experience sexual problems, and if they lack the knowledge to address the problem they may fall victim to myths about performance. Their partners may become confused and frustrated, placing stress on the relationship.

This accessible new book brings together the expertise of a leading urologist and a prominent psychologist and sex therapist to answer the questions that men -- and women -- ask most about male sexual function.

Publishers Weekly

This could have been titled "The Dysfunctional Male," since the entire work is devoted to helping men and their partners (of either sex) overcome and prevent impotence. Authors Milsten, a urologist and director of the New Jersey-based Center for Sexual Health, and Slowinksi, a psychologist and sex therapist, offer a comprehensive look at male impotence--its causes, effects and treatments. Helpful chapters, such as "What is Impotence" or "Myths and Fallacies that Promote Impotence," begin with a box of commonsense, albeit obvious, points ("The average time to ejaculation is simply not known"). A section, "Topics of Special Interest," effectively examines a range of interesting issues such as "Is There a Male Menopause" or "Is It Safe to Resume Sex After a Heart Attack." And a self-evaluation section offers more than 20 questions that can help a man start the process of dealing with actual or potential impotence. Unfortunately, the book is marred by somewhat stiff and stilted medical-textbook language ("Any of these situations just mentioned can underlie both primary and secondary erectile difficulties and will require therapeutic attention"). But overall this is a practical health book that takes men's sexuality seriously. (Aug.) Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.

Library Journal

In the men's health arena, no subjects receive more attention than sexual dysfunction and impotence. In this comprehensive male sex manual for the lay reader, Milsten, a urologist and the medical director of the Center for Sexual Health in Woodbury, NJ, and Slowinski, a clinical psychologist and professor of psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania, present state-of-the-art knowledge about the sexual anxiety-provoking subjects that all males may experience at some time in their lives. The material represents the combined advice of both a urologist and a psychologist because problems of impotence may involve both specialties. Intended for the general public--all ages and both sexes--this book covers the spectrum of male sexuality from anatomy to Viagra in clear, straightforward, easy-to-understand prose. Recommended.--James Swanton, Harlem Hosp. Lib., New York Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.

What People Are Saying

John Money
John Money, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Medical Psychology, Johns Hopkins University Medical School

Milsten and Slowinski are on the cutting edge—as much at home in the organics as the psychogenics of erectile disability.

Pepper Schwartz
Pepper Schwartz, Ph.D. co-author of What I've Learned About Sex

There is no book quite like this in the marketplace. The Sexual Male balances psychological and medical information that men, and their partners, will want to know so that they can be intelligent advocates in their own behalf. I can't think of a man who wouldn't benefit from reading this book.

Arnold A. Lazarus
Arnold A. Lazarus, Ph.D. Distinguished Professor of Psychology Emeritus, Rutgers University

What a splendid idea for a prominent urologist to team up with a knowledgeable psychologist and write a state-of-the-art account of sexual dysfunction and its remedies. This user-friendly book is a delight to read, and its messages are very clear, easily found, and readily understood.

Sandra R. Leiblum
Sandra R. Leiblum, Ph.D., Professor of Psychiatry and Co-Director of the Center for Sexual and Marital Health, UMDNJ

The Sexual Male is a wonderful synthesis of sound, sane and sensible advice for dealing with male sexual problems. The writing is exquisitely clear and precise and each chapter provides useful suggestions for not only dealing with existing problems but preventing new ones.

Raymond C. Rosen
Raymond C. Rosen, Ph.D., Co-Director, Center for Sexual and Marital Health, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Milsten and Slowinski have broken new ground in their approach to the subject of male sexual dysfunction. This is one of the most thoughtful and intelligent books on the topic, and it will be an invaluable resource to the many men and women who are coping with sexual dysfunction and its consequences. I recommend it highly.

Beverly Whipple
Beverly Whipple, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N., President, American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists

This easy-to-read book provides male and female readers with the latest information about male sexual function and dysfunction. It is extremely 'user friendly' and provides practical approaches to many of the concerns faced by couples today. I highly recommend it to people who want to lean more about themselves and their relationships and to those who want to improve their sexual lives.

June Machover Reinisch
June Machover Reinisch, Ph.D. Director Emerita, The Kinsey Institute

Whether young or old, currently experiencing erection problems or still believing, "it could never happen to me (or him)," this book speaks clearly and effectively to all who seek and expect a full and enjoyable sex life.

Alan J. Wein
Alan J. Wein, M.D., Professor and Chair, Division of Urology, University of Pennsylvania

The Sexual Male addresses many aspects of male sexual dysfunction in a scientific fashion, and manages to do so with a logical and practical viewpoint, interspersed with humor and personal philosophy.

Harold I. Lief
Harold I. Lief, M.D., Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania

This is a book for every guy and gal in the country. At some time in his life every man will experience erectile dysfunction. The quip about the difference between anxiety and panic tells it all: Anxiety is the first time a guy can't get an erection twice; panic is the second time he can't attain an erection once. Why not prevent panic? This book will definitely help.

David Schnarch
David Schnarch, author of Passionate Marriage

Men (and women) trying to understand the causes and treatments of erection difficulties will welcome The Sexual Male. Broad coverage and clear presentation of important facts make this a useful resource.

Richard Sadovsky
Richard Sadovsky, M.D., M.S., State University of NY Health Science Center

The Sexual Male is a uniquely thorough review of sexual problems and solutions that will undoubtedly clarify how sexual health contributes to better relationships and personal well-being_. A useful tool to educate both the patient and the caring clinician.

Derek C. Polonsky
Derek C. Polonsky, M.D., author of Talking About Sex

Drs. Milsten and Slowinski have produced an engaging, comprehensive way the body works to the impact of the many psychological subtleties that influence how we behave and function sexually.

Tom Nesbitt
Tom E. Nesbitt, Sr., M.D., past president, American Medical Association

This book may well be the best source of analysis as to the physiology, pathology and management of erectile function that I have yet to find.

Ridwan Shabsigh
Ridwan Shabsigh, M.D., Director, New York Center for Human Sexuality

This book fills an urgent need to inform and educate patients with impotence or erectile dysfunction. The authors are two highly knowledgeable senior professionals in the field of sexual medicine who bring balance and sensitivity to the subject.

Terrence R. Malloy
Terrence R. Malloy, M.D., F.A.C.S., Vice Chairman, Department of Urology, Pennsylvania Hospital

With wit and brevity, Milsten and Slowinski combine practical information with timely assessments of diagnosis, treatment, and medical therapy. This text will enlighten all men with sexual dysfunction as well as their frustrated partners.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

So Idle a Rogue or Thai Massage

So Idle a Rogue: The Life and Death of Lord Rochester

Author: Jeremy Lamb

One of the brightest and most outrageous luminaries at the court of Charles II, he was to drink himself to death by the age of 33. Famous for the obscenity of his amorous poems, he may have also penned some of the most moving, witty and lyrical love poetry of all time. Lamb rescues the man who blazed through his short life in glory and tragedy, genius and despair.

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Thai Massage: Using Massage, Yoga and Acupressure to Balance the Body's Natural Energies

Author: Nicky Smith

This is a relatively new practice outside Thailand, now rapidly gaining popularity in the West, and there a very few books to date aimed at a mainstream Western reader.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Breathing for a Living or Lose That Baby Fat

Breathing for a Living: A Memoir

Author: Laura Rothenberg

Now in paperback comes the moving account by an extraordinary young woman who mounted a daily struggle with cystic fibrosis in an effort to lead an ordinary life.

Twenty-one-year-old Laura Rothenberg had always tried to live a normal life -- even with lungs that betrayed her and a constant awareness that she might not live to see her next birthday. Like most people born with cystic fibrosis, the chronic disease that affects primarily the lungs, Laura struggled to come to grips with a life that had already been compromised in many ways. Sometimes healthy and able to attend school, other times hospitalized for weeks, Laura found solace in keeping a diary. In her writing, she could be open, honest, and irreverent, like the young person she was. Yet behind this voice is a penetrating maturity about her mortality, revealing a will and temperament that is fierce and insightful.

Laura Rothenberg was a student at Brown University until her death at age 22.


Completely original … a crash course in the history of twentieth century culture . . . leaving us shaking with laughter.

The New York Times

"I'm a typical college student, if there is such a thing," she writes. "Except that I won't be able to look back on my life from an old age." An awareness of that immutable fact colors everything about Ms. Rothenberg's story, and yet her book is much more scrappy, tenacious and vibrant than it is sad. She succeeded resoundingly in turning those proverbial lemons into lemonade. — Janet Maslin

The Washington Post

Breathing for a Living tells the story of Rothenberg's fears and hopes as she waits for new lungs, and her discouragement, suffering and flashes of joy once she has received them. Woven among the descriptions of medical procedures and the inspiring, imperfect love of friends and family, an immense courage is on display here, a marvelous and rare courage. — Laura Rothenberg

Entertainment Weekly

Remarkably clear-eyed.

San Francisco Chronicle

It provokes a rush of feeling . . .

Boston Globe

Through the patient and painstaking detail of her plight, Rothenberg manages to convey a sense of who she was.

San Diego Tribune

The Laura Rothenberg that lingers in the mind is a . . . witty and precocious New Yorker.

Publishers Weekly

"I'm a typical college student, if there is such a thing," writes Rothenberg in this far from typical work. "Except that I won't be able to look back on my life from an old age." Rothenberg, who died in March at the age of 22, originally wrote these calm, devastating lines in an essay as a freshman at Brown University. During her sophomore year, after Rothenberg became so ill from cystic fibrosis that she had to leave school, she decided to weave this essay into a much longer account. Starting early in 2001, as she waited in Boston for a double lung transplant, and continuing until her death, Rothenberg collected her personal diary entries, poems and copies of the e-mails she wrote to her many friends-dispatches from the battlefield of her own body. Shining through every report, every raw or bittersweet detail, is a fierce dedication to honesty and an immense desire to connect to friends and to life. "We have lungs," one of her doctors calls to tell her early one morning. Rothenberg describes repeating the phrase into the phone to her still-sleeping parents; they were on their feet and packing by the time she repeated the joyous phrase to other friends, who repeated it like a mantra into mobile phones until the waiting room at Boston's Children's Hospital was overflowing with people who loved her-"Team Laura." Too soon, however, the joy of the transplant and her return to Brown gives way to descriptions of one setback after another, culminating in rejection of the lungs. Refusing to indulge in even a wisp of false hope or consolation, Rothenberg reminds us that there is a power in us that is greater than even the greatest suffering. This slim book will help anyone whose life has been touched by cystic fibrosis, and countless others as well. It is an unforgettably real testament of the strength of one human spirit, and of our common human wish to know and say and be the truth. First serial to Glamour magazine. (July) Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

"It provokes a rush of feeling . . . " (San Francisco Chronicle)

Kirkus Reviews

A posthumously published account of the 21-year-old cystic fibrosis sufferer's decision to undergo a lung transplant offers a memorable testament to her resilient spirit. This finely wrought chronicle about choosing to live to the full in the face of death admirably balances the author's fears and hopes. NPR Radio Diaries contributor Rothenberg is neither mawkishly self-pitying nor unrealistically optimistic as she reviews her life and the choices she faces. After she was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis and underwent surgery when she was three days old, she experienced countless operations, hospital stays, and ER visits. She saw fellow sufferers die young, and had no illusions about the disease; statistically, her midlife expectancy was 28. But at 19, the year the memoir begins, she is contemplating a lung transplant. A student at Brown, she swims, loves writing, and has numerous friends, but, as she notes, "here I am at college, and I can't write about the future." Her pancreas doesn't function, she must take insulin, her lungs are congested, and she can't have children. She'd be happy to have vacations that didn't involve hospitalizations. As she mulls over whether she should undergo the 12-hour operation that will deter the disease's progression, she admits fearing that it won't work. Once decided on surgery, she writes in diary entries and e-mails about her feelings, activities, friends, and family as she waits for a suitable tissue match. The operation in July 2001 is brutal, and so is her recovery; she suffers bowel obstructions, pneumonia, and lymphoma as her body rejects the lungs. But despite the hospital stays, Rothenberg sees friends, goes back briefly to Brown, and isdetermined not to let "my health rule my life." An epilogue written shortly before her death in March 2003 acknowledges that she's experiencing acute rejection, and doesn't know whether it is easier to live or die. Moving for all the right reasons.

Table of Contents:
1The Decision1
2Waiting for the Transplant31
3In Between: The Beginning79
5What Others Wrote About My Transplant171

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Lose That Baby Fat!: Bouncing Back the First Year After Having a Baby--A Mom Friendly Fitness Program

Author: LaReine Chabut

In this easy-to-follow program that blends into a mom's new (and busy) lifestyle, LaReine, a fitness expert, model, and exercise guru, emphasizes realistic weight loss, positive self-image, and renewed overall fitness, helping new mothers feel great and energetic. Detailed photos walk the reader through the step-by-step process of weight loss, featuring exercises that jumpstart fitness while targeting specific problems like losing tummy fat and toning upper arms. Stressing minimum effort and maximum results, moms gain strength, flexibility, and endurance from quick ten minute sessions that can be accomplished in their homes without expensive equipment or a babysitter.

Library Journal

Here are two books that aim to help mothers get into shape. Fitness instructor, personal trainer, and mother Chabut presents an encouraging and supportive 12-month fitness guide including chapters like "Three Months After Birth: Phenomenal Abdominals" that feature clearly explained and illustrated exercises. Varied workouts using an exercise ball, jump rope, resistance bands, and hand weights are included, along with useful month-by-month advice on topics such as "How You May Be Feeling" and "How Your Body May Look." Nutrition coach Keller offers a 30-day guide also customized for new mothers hoping to lose postpartum pounds. Combining gentle exercises with detailed daily meal plans, her easy-to-understand guide provides valuable explanations of nutrition topics. Included are 100-plus healthy recipes, alternative meal plans for vegetarians, shopping lists, and suggested exercises for mom and baby to do together. Lose is well suited to first-time mothers seeking guidance and reassurance about their changing bodies and who want a clear time line for resuming physical activity of increasing intensity. Though the eating plan in Body is sensible and balanced, some readers may object to Keller's frequent mentions of her celebrity clientele, the possibly unrealistic subtitle, and the requirement of making several recipes each day. Still, both books are recommended for larger public libraries.-Ingrid Levin, Florida Atlantic Univ. Libs., Jupiter Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

La nueva revoluci n diet tica or Yoga Abs

La nueva revoluciуn dietйtica (Dr. Atkins' New Diet Revolution)

Author: Robert C Atkins

A thorough introduction to the weight-loss diet that has swept the nation, this book outlines the science behind, and the practice of, Dr. Atkins's diet. Based on the premise that less insulin in the body results in less fat storage and fewer food cravings, the Atkins diet is extremely low in carbohydrates, which helps to regulate insulin production and decrease circulating insulin. Included in the book is a carbohydrate gram counter as well as delicious low-carbohydrate recipes written using culinary terms most common in Spain and Latin America.

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Yoga Abs: Moving From Your Core (Rodmell Press Yoga Shorts Series)

Author: Judith Hanson Lasater

Yoga Abs outlines a series of exercises, yoga poses ( asana), and breathing practices ( pranayama), designed to achieve optimal health for this crucial area, which houses the organs of both digestion and procreation.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Jesus the Village Psychiatrist or There Are No Secrets

Jesus the Village Psychiatrist

Author: Donald Capps

All of the Gospels and the whole of Christian tradition depict Jesus as a miraculous healer who can cure blindness, leprosy, hemorrhages, and a host of other maladies. But how did Jesus actually heal? In this fascinating book, Donald Capps argues that Jesus was keenly attuned to the psychological causes of illness and through his ministry brought healing to body and soul alike.

Capps argues that one of Jesus' purposes was to heal people from mental illnesses, which people in the ancient world would have called possessions and seen manifested in physical ailments such as blindness, paralysis, or other symptoms. As Capps argues, Jesus' mission involved attending to and overcoming the various psychological and cultural causes behind these illnesses.

Fully engaged in historical Jesus scholarship, Capps carefully examines Jesus' deep concern for both physical and emotional health and shows how his proclamation of the kingdom of God envisioned a world without mental illness.

About the Author:
Donald Capps is William Harte Felmeth Professor of Pastoral Theology at Princeton Theological Seminary, Princeton, New Jersey

Graham Christian Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information - School Library Journal

Jesus has worn so many masks-country boy, unacknowledged king, sex magician-that it can hardly surprise us to see him don another. Capps (pastoral theology, Princeton Theological Seminary) selects several of Jesus's "healing miracles" and makes of them something not beyond the order of nature but prodigies of psychological and psychiatric insight and healing. Capps is necessarily reliant on Freud's definitions of hysteria-broadly rejected by his own profession-so his analysis has a shaky foundation. Yet the kernel of his idea is striking, and this provocative study may give rise to others with better grounding.

Table of Contents:
Acknowledgments     ix
Introduction     xi
Somatoform Disorders
From Psychosomatic Illness to Somatoform Disorders     3
A Short History of Hysteria     15
Freud's Writings on Conversion Disorder     27
Jesus Cures
Two Paralyzed Men     37
Two Blind Men     57
The Demon-Possessed Boy     81
Jairus's Daughter and the Hemorrhaging Woman     105
Epilogue: The Woman Who Cared for Jesus     133
References     137
Index     141

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There Are No Secrets: Professor Cheng Man-Ch'ing and His TaiI Chi Chuan

Author: Wolfe Lowenthal

"Wolfe Lowenthal's quiet little memoir will with window-opening wisdom reinforce, I think, my view of how Cheng stood on Tai Chi. It tells how a young writer reacted to this strange Chinese man when he appeared in New York City in the mid-1960s and stayed there for a decade before returning to Taiwan to die in 1975. In a nickel town where neurosis is a cardinal virtue, the Tai Chi center established by Cheng soon became an oasis of learning. In my visits there I was invariably approached by a quiet fellow with a ready smile and loads of questions. His form and sensing hands improved but he never lost his kindly ways. This led me once to tell the three seniors that the one person in the club who best exemplified Tai Chi was this junior. That man who has since become a teacher of the art is the author if this book."
-Robert W. Smith, from the Preface

Dr McDougalls Digestive Tune Up or Static Contraction Training

Dr. McDougall's Digestive Tune-Up

Author: John McDougall

Instructional material that explains the how's and why's a plethora of digestive disorders that plague our society can be healed and/or prevented by changing to the dietary principles and lifestyle recommended by Dr. McDougall.

Interesting book: Dinner in Minutes or Whats the Beef

Static Contraction Training

Author: Peter Sisco

"This is truly an incredible discovery that could cause physiology books to be rewritten." -- Ironman Magazine "A thorough, productive weight workout in less than three minutes? You better believe it! Larger muscles. Stronger techniques. Fewer injuries. What more do you want?" -- Martial Arts Training Magazine From bodybuilding and fitness pioneers Peter Sisco and John R. Little comes this revolutionary guide to building maximum muscle size and strength--using workouts that last as little as two minutes! Based on the authors' groundbreaking new research, Static Contraction Training reveals how a program consisting of only six 15- to 30-second exercises per workout will build muscle size and strength more efficiently than any other method. Learn firsthand the concepts that are revolutionizing bodybuilding, including:

  • Why training more than once a week--or longer than five minutes--can compromise your progress
  • How to stimulate maximum muscle mass
  • Nutritional fact vs. fiction
  • Gaining muscle without fat
  • Your weak link and how to overcome it in your next workout
  • The "law" that guarantees you huge muscle growth Whether you are a weekend athlete, beginning bodybuilder, or champion, the information in this book will forever change the way you view bodybuilding and strength training exercise. Peter Sisco is editor of Ironman Magazine's Ultimate Bodybuilding series and co-author of Power Factor Training and The Golfer's Two-Minute Workout. John R. Little, the innovator of the Static Contraction Method of strength training, is the editor of the Bruce Lee Library Series and co-author of Power Factor Trainingand The Golfer's Two-Minute Workout.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Hand Reflexology or Fast and Simple Diabetes Menus

Hand Reflexology: Stimulate Your Body's Healing System

Author: Louise Keet

Use pressure points on the hands to stimulate the body’s healing system. That’s reflexology, and it has been a popular therapeutic tool for more than 5,000 years. Here are more than two dozen treatments—each lasting from 10-15 minutes—that can balance and detoxify the body, combat stress, and improve emotional well-being. Relieve the symptoms of common ailments, including headaches, indigestion, muscle aches, colds, and motion sickness. Alleviate the discomforts of pregnancy and menopause. Soothe a fussy baby. Hand
reflexology is safe for everyone, including children and the elderly—and, because it can be done discreetly in small spaces, it’s a great alternative to traditional foot reflexology. Color photos illustrate every treatment, and information on reflexology theory and basic techniques help you maximize its benefits.

Table of Contents:
Introduction     6
Why reflexology?     6
Why hand reflexology?     6
Why is reflexology so popular?     8
Who can reflexology help?     8
History of reflexology     10
Modern reflexology     11
Clinical evidence     12
How does reflexology work?     14
The theories behind reflexology     16
Reflexology and the hand     22
Cross-reflexes     24
Anatomy and physiology of the body     26
A hand reflexology session     40
Things to bear in mind     42
Preparation     44
Opening moves     48
Closing moves     50
Basic techniques     52
How to use the treatments     57
Treating common conditions: Treating yourself: 10-minute treatments     58
Head conditions     60
Ear, nose and throat conditions     62
Neck and shoulder conditions     64
Hand and wrist conditions     66
Respiratory conditions     68
Digestive conditions     70
Urinary conditions     74
Reproductive conditions     76
Balancingthe body systems: Treating others: 10-minute treatments     78
Skin conditions     80
Musculo-skeletal system     82
Circulatory system     84
Immune system     86
Nervous system     88
Endocrine system     90
Respiratory system     92
Digestive system     94
Urinary system     96
Reproductive system     98
Specialized hand reflexology: Treating yourself and others: 15-minute treatments     100
Pregnancy, weeks 14-36     102
Pregnancy, weeks 37-40     104
Babies     106
Young children     108
Menopause     110
Golden years     112
Terminal illness     114
Coping with stress     116
Counteracting stress     118
Emotional wellbeing     120
Nutrients and detoxification     122
Index     124
Acknowledgements     128

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Fast and Simple Diabetes Menus

Author: Betty Wedman St Louis

Fast and Simple Diabetes Menus provides more than 125delicious and easy diabetic-friendly recipes, plus guidelinesfor adapting menus and recipes to accommodate complicatingfactors that often accompany diabetes, including high bloodpressure, high cholesterol, kidney disease, and celiac spruedisease. Based on the latest exchange lists and research, thebook includes four weeks of menus.

Betty Wedman-St. Louis, Ph.D., R.D., C.N.S., is a former president of the American Association of Diabetes Educators. She is the executive director of the American College of Nutrition and the author of several cookbooks for people with diabetes. She lives in St. Petersburg, Florida.

A Meat Eaters Guide to Vegetarian Children or The Cultures of Caregiving

A Meat-Eater's Guide to Vegetarian Children

Author: Lauretta Benson

The author understands the challenges of finding vegetarian products on a regional and national level. This guide is a sharing of her knowledge in satisfying the palate of vegetarian children and teens as easy as possible.

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The Cultures of Caregiving: Conflict and Common Ground among Families, Health Professionals, and Policy Makers

Author: Carol Levin

As the population ages and the health care system focuses on cost-containment, family caregivers have become the frontline providers of most long-term and chronic care. Patient care at home falls mainly on untrained and unprepared family members, who struggle to adjust to the new roles, responsibilities, and expenses. Because the culture of family caregivers -- their values, priorities, and relationships to the patient -- often differs markedly from that of professionals, the result can be conflict and misunderstanding.

In The Cultures of Caregiving, Carol Levine and Thomas Murray bring together accomplished physicians, nurses, social workers, and policy experts to examine the differences and conflicts (and sometimes common ground) between family caregivers and health care professionals -- and to suggest ways to improve the situation. Topics addressed include family caregivers and the health care system; cultural diversity and family caregiving; the changing relationship between nurses, home care aides, and families; long-term health care policy; images of family caregivers in film; and the ethical dimensions of professional and family responsibilities. The Cultures of Caregiving provides needed answers in the contemporary crisis of family caregiving for a readership of professionals and students in medical ethics, health policy, and such fields as primary care, geriatrics, oncology, nursing, and social work.

Contributors: Donna Jean Appell, R.N., Project DOCC: Delivery of Chronic Care; Jeffrey Blustein, Ph.D., Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Barnard College; Judith Feder, Ph.D., Georgetown University; Gladys Gonzalaz-Ramos, M.S.W., Ph.D., New YorkUniversity School of Social Work and NYU Medical School; David A. Gould, Ph.D., United Hospital Fund in New York City; Eileen Hanley, R.N., M.B.A., St. Vincent's Hospital Manhattan / Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers, New York City; Maggie Hoffman, Project DOCC: Delivery of Chronic Care; Alexis Kuerbis, C.S.W., Mount Sinai Medical Center; Carol Levine, M.A., United Hospital Fund, in New York City; Jerome K. Lowenstein, M.D., New York University Medical Center; Mathy Mezey, R.N., Ed.D., New York University; Thomas H. Murray, Ph.D., The Hastings Center, Garrison, New York; Judah L. Ronch, Ph.D., LifeSpan DevelopMental Systems; Sheila M. Rothman, Ph.D., Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health; Rick Surpin, Independence Care System.

Living with Cancer or 365 Ways to Keep Kids Safe

Living with Cancer

Author: Zoann Dreyer

Cancer is a disease characterized by the uncontrolled growth and spread of abnormal cells. The spread of these cells in the body can be fatal. There are more than 100 types of cancer, each with a special kind of treatment, unique problems, and general outlook. Cancer is largely a disease of older adults, although young people can have some types of cancer too.

Living with Cancer explains this disease and provides teens with the information they need to understand it. The book addresses the causes of cancer, specific cancers common in teens, what to expect from treatment, paying for care, and how to help yourself, friends, or family members who may have cancer. Lists of suggested reading and resources guide readers' further research. This accessible book is the ideal one-stop guide for those living with cancer, whether in themselves or a loved one.

About the Author:
ZoAnn Dreyer, M.D., is an associate professor in the Department of Pediatrics, Section of Hematology/Oncology, at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. She is also a medical director of the Long-Term TV's Healthline. Dreyer is additionally the medical director of the Long-Term Survivor Team at Texas at Texas Children's Cancer Center, Texas Children's Hospital

Table of Contents:
What Is Cancer?     1
Causes of Cancer: What Do We Know?     11
Your Genetic Blueprint: What Are Your Risks?     20
Types of Cancer Most Common in Teens     27
If You've Been Diagnosed     32
Radiation Treatment: What to Expect     39
Chemotherapy Treatment: What to Expect     52
Preventing Cancer: How You Can Live a Healthy Life     65
When Someone You Love Has Cancer     77
Paying for Care     86
National Organizations     94
Headwear and Wig Mail-Order Options     155
Cancer Centers     157
Camps for Kids with Cancer     171
Glossary     188
Read More about It     192
Index     195

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365 Ways to Keep Kids Safe: How to Make Your Child's World Safer

Author: Don C Keenan

Written by a nationally recognized child advocate attorney, Don C. Keenan reveals 365 Ways to Keep Kids Safe. Included in the book are user-friendly outlines and checklists to prevent injuries caused by everyday hazards. Parents and childcare providers who use this book will certainly provide a safer world in which children can play.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Fight Cancer with Vitamins and Supplements or Healthy Habits

Fight Cancer with Vitamins and Supplements: A Guide to Prevention and Treatment

Author: Kedar N Prasad

 • Clear information on why vitamins and micronutrients are essential to prevent cancer and to recover from it.

 • Includes the latest studies from the field of dietary cancer prevention.

•  Provides a simple program of nutritional supplements that will improve your odds of avoiding cancer.

• Written by the nation's leading expert on vitamins and cancer research.

The evidence is in and it is overwhelming: the micronutrients found in certain foods and supplements can have a positive and powerful effect in the battle to prevent cancer. For those with cancer, these same micronutrients can enhance the beneficial effects of conventional cancer treatments, reduce the toxic side effects of those treatments, and improve the long-term prognosis. Fight Cancer with Vitamins and Supplements explains the latest studies in this cutting-edge field, gives you a simple nutritional program to follow, and separates the facts from the myths on the most promising anticancer compounds, including the antioxidants coenzyme-Q10 and lipoic acid and herbs such as green tea and garlic. It explains everything from the surprising role of selenium in cancer prevention to the reason why many vitamins in foods are destroyed during storage. It also shows how the same simple program recommended for preventing cancer is equally effective in preventing heart disease, Alzheimer's disease, and Parkinson's disease. 

Table of Contents:

Fight Cancer with Vitamins and Supplements:
A Guide to Prevention and Treatment

1. Fact and Fiction about Antioxidants, Diet, and Cancer
2. Free Radicals and Antioxidants
3. The Facts about Cancer
4. Mutagens and Carcinogens in the Environment, Lifestyle, and Diet
5. Cancer Prevention Studies and Recommendations
6. Antioxidants in Combination with Standard Therapy in the Treatment of Cancer
7. Recommended Dietary Allowances
Appendix: Major Centers for Studies on Antioxidants, Diet, and Cancer 
Further Reading

Kedar N. Prasad, Ph.D., is the director of the Center for Vitamins and Cancer Research at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. An eminent scientist who has spent 30 years researching cancer, he has published more than 200 papers on the topic and is the former president of the International Association for Vitamin and Nutritional Oncology.

K. Che Prasad, M.D., is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley and is currently a fellow at the University of California, San Francisco.

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Healthy Habits: 20 Simple Ways to Improve Your Health

Author: David J Frahm

After the publication of A Cancer Battle Plan, Anne FrahmЖs riveting account of her successful fight against cancer, thousands of people wrote asking for more help in knowing what to do to avoid degenerative diseases. Healthy Habits, an easy-to- follow guide to taking personal responsibility for your health, is the FrahmsЖ response. Based on years of research and the findings of hundreds of doctors, scientists, and nutritionists, this book provides all the information needed to begin preventing serious disease, curing minor ailments, and feeling better. While most of us have only a few critical bad habits standing in the way of improved health, our most dangerous tendencies often are things we believe are good for us. Using the strategies proposed in this book, readers can easily start to develop good habits to replace bad ones. Healthy Habits offers an invaluable nutritional program for anyone wishing to perpetuate good health.

Chi Gung or Oddball Ointments Powerful Potions and Fabulous Folk Remedies Thatll Cure Almost Anything That Ails You

Chi Gung: Chinese Healing, Energy and Natural Magick

Author: LV Carni

Would you like to be able to heal yourself or others? How about communicate with spirits or pick up the energies within objects? Would you like to be able to use your mind to make things move? And would you like to do all of this without any sort of expensive paraphernalia? Then you need to get Chi Gung by L. V. Carnie.

This is truly an astonishing book, filled with all sorts of rarely revealed techniques. The book instructs in everything from diet to exercise. It shows you how to prepare mentally, physically, emotionally, and spiritually. It teaches the exercises you need to learn in order to see what the energy of the body (called "chi) feels like, how to enhance it and cycle it throughout your body, and then how to use it for everything from healing to magick.

You'll discover that breathing properly is the single most important concept in chi gung. It enables you to increase or decrease the amount and flow of chi in your body. There are three main styles of breathing for chi gung: natural breathing (what happens when you concentrate on the movements or positions of the various exercises while not thinking about any breathing pattern), Buddhist breathing (deep breathing that coordinates your breathing with the movement of your diaphragm and stomach muscles), and Taoist reverse breathing (the opposite of Buddhist breathing). How they are used is explained in the book.

The practice of the techniques in this book will help you to stay sharp and even get smarter. They will help you withstand heat, cold, and pain. They will even help you to defend yourself by discovering how to sense danger.

In a very real sense, the possibilities that are open to a student of chigung are almost limitless. If you are already practicing any system of magick, spirituality, or martial arts,  you owe it to yourself to add the techniques of Chi Gung to your practices.

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Oddball Ointments, Powerful Potions and Fabulous Folk Remedies That'll Cure Almost Anything That Ails You

Author: Jean Karen Thomas

Recipes for homemade tonics, salves, and poultices that can prevent, heal, and cure common health ailments are featured in this reference to folk medicines. Products in the kitchen cabinet, refrigerator, medicine chest, and garden can replace or supplement many expensive medicines through the innovative formulas detailed. Easing arthritis with a hot pepper cream, relieving back pain with a hot tea toddy, and lowering cholesterol with a dash of lemon juice are examples of the benefits of using these home remedies.

Author Biography: Jean Karen Thomas has written more than 30 books about health.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

The Yoga of Sound or A Womans Guide to Menopause and Perimenopause

The Yoga of Sound: Tapping the Hidden Power of Music and Chant

Author: Russill Paul

The eye dominates the world, calculating and evaluating through the visual. Yet sound and music are the essential carrier waves of consciousness. For thousands of years, Hindu spirituality has understood the profound effect that sound has on human well-being. Largely unknown in the West, yet developing alongside the popular form of hatha yoga that has swept the world, the yoga of sound is a 3,500-year-old spiritual system for reducing stress and maintaining health.

In this inspiring book and accompanying CD, renowned musician and teacher Russill Paul explores the four powerful streams of this system: mantras (sound), mudras (sacred gestures), pranayama (breath control), and dhyana (meditation). Like his award-winning music, Paul's presentation of this ancient tradition is accessible for modern Western tastes and lifestyles. In lucid exercises presented both in the book and the CD, Paul shows how everyone can learn the art of mantra simply by training the voice, and how these practices can help reduce stress, enhance emotional well-being, and optimize the flow of energy within the body.

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A Woman's Guide to Menopause and Perimenopause

Author: Mary Jane Minkin

Recent groundbreaking research has provided abundant new information on menopause and how women should approach it. This book carefully considers all these findings, explains in detail what we now know about menopause and its treatment, and offers sound guidance for women dealing with the physical and emotional health issues surrounding menopause.
Menopause specialist Dr. Mary Jane Minkin, nationally known not only for her expertise but also for her approachability, answers all the questions about menopause that women want—and need—to ask their health care providers. Dr. Minkin presents scientifically grounded information, explained helpfully and in a non-judgmental manner.

Among the topics included in this volume:

• Hormone replacement therapy, its pros and cons

• Controlling the symptoms of PMS

• Treatments for menopause-related hot flashes, insomnia, and depression

• Menopause and sexuality

• Osteoporosis

• Preventing and detecting cancer of the reproductive organs

• Healthy lifestyle choices for menopausal women

• What the Women’s Health Initiative study findings really mean

Library Journal

In 2002, the National Institutes of Health ended the hormone replacement therapy (HRT) study that was part of the Women's Health Initiative after it was discovered that hormones-which were supposed to prevent heart disease and osteoporosis while relieving hot flashes and night sweats-actually increased the risk of heart attack, stroke, blood clots, and breast cancer. Minkin (obstetrics & gynecology, Yale Univ. Sch. of Medicine) and freelance writer Wright have revised and updated their 1996 work, What Every Woman Needs To Know About Menopause, to help women cope with the resulting confusion. In a brief history of HRT and an explanation of the Women's Health Initiative study, the authors explain how to interpret the findings and put the risks of breast cancer and heart disease in perspective. The pros and cons of HRT, PMS and its possible link to perimenopause, treatments for menopausal symptoms, sexuality, and osteoporosis are discussed. The authors also cover cancer of the reproductive organs, heart health, general fitness for midlife women, surgical procedures, and "fibroids, incontinence, itching, and other midlife annoyances." Owing to its objective coverage of the HRT controversy and the Women's Health Initiative, this valuable resource and worthy replacement for Morris Notelovitz and Diana Tonnesson's Menopause and Midlife Health is essential for all public and consumer health libraries.-Barbara M. Bibel, Oakland P.L., CA Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Table of Contents:
1The women's health initiative and what it means to you1
2The physiology of menopause : how it happens9
3Signs and symptoms18
4Perimenopause or PMS?45
5Menopause and your body58
6Menopause and your mind74
7Coping with the symptoms90
8The risks and benefits of hormone therapy108
9A practical guide to hormone therapy128
10Osteoporosis and heart health : two long-term issues152
11Menopause and sexuality170
12Fibroids, incontinence, itching, and other midlife annoyances189
13Cancer of the reproductive organs221
14Major and minor surgical procedures284
15You and your doctor321

The Healthy Diet Calorie Counter or Tell Me What to Eat If I Have Diabetes

The Healthy Diet Calorie Counter

Author: Kirsten Hartvig

Helps readers identify foods that are both low in calories and rich in essential nutrients the body needs to be healthy. At-a-glance tables show the nutritional value of more than 600 foods.

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Tell Me What to Eat If I Have Diabetes

Author: Elaine Mage

Here's the revised and updated edition of the important and useful book that has sold more than 100,000 copies since it was first published four years ago. It gives a detailed, yet non-technical overview of diabetes, specifically Type II diabetes. The author clearly presents the latest medical findings on what causes diabetes, available treatments, and the dietary implications of this disease with:

  • A new A-Z guide to heart-healthy eating (because people with diabetes are at increased risk for heart disease).
  • An updated section on trans fatty acids and how to be a "trans fat" detective.
  • A new section on smart snacking.
  • The 10 food steps to freedom.
  • The latest research and findings on diet and Type II diabetes.
  • The key steps that have been particularly successful for weight loss in people with Type ll diabetes.
  • Dozens of healthful, practical, mouth-watering recipes, plus supermarket and restaurant advice.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Parents Nutrition Bible or Shabby Chic

Parents' Nutrition Bible: A Guide To Raising Healthy Children

Author: Earl Mindell

Dr. Earl Mindell, internationally bestselling author of Earl Mindell's Vitamin Bible, now provides you with an invaluable guide to selecting the vitamins, foods, nutrients, and supplements that are right for your child.

Book about: Introduction to Fashion Merchandising or Conversations with Maida Springer

Shabby Chic: The Gift of Giving

Author: Rachel Ashwell

Now your gifts can reflect your warm, caring thoughts and reflect the beautiful and comforting style that is Shabby Chic. Rachel Ashwell shares the wonderful gift ideas she has collected throughout the years and shows you how to express your sentiments with a classic alluring style. She shows you how to pick the perfect gift for the perfect person or occasion and then how to wrap and decorate it with style. For example, instead of giving your fashion-obsessed best friend a sweater in a box, why not put it on an old antique dressmaker's dummy? Instead of giving an impersonal holiday card from Hallmark, why not create personalized cards that fit every occasion? The Shabby Chic Gift of Giving is a perfect book for the holiday season, and it will offer year round gift giving guidance for birthdays, Valentine's Day, Christmas or Hanukkah, Mother's Day, Father's Day and other special occasions.

Hands On Healing for Pets or The Side Effects Bible

Hands-On Healing for Pets: The Animal Lover's Essential Guide to Using Healing Energy

Author: Margrit Coates

This book can teach you how to make a real difference in your pet's happiness and well-being through hands-on energy healing. Energy healing is a non-invasive, complementary, yet very effective therapy that can be used to improve your pet's health and behavior. Practitioner Margrit Coates provides practical advice on when, where, and how to use hands-on healing; whether you're caring for a dog or cat, rabbit or gerbil, bird or reptile, the essential steps are provided. Hands-On Healing for Pets also includes sections on other alternative treatments, including crystals, massage, and flower remedies, as well as fascinating case studies.

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The Side Effects Bible: The Dietary Solution to Unwanted Side Effects of Common Medications

Author: Frederic J Vagnini

Fatigue, dry mouth, weight gain, nausea, liver damage, stroke, heart failure. The list of side effects caused by over-the-counter and prescription drugs is seemingly endless, and every year tens of millions of Americans suffer from such unwelcome consequences of their medications. Most believe these side effects are the inevitable price they must pay for good health. But that is not the case.

Bringing to light the most cutting-edge scientific research, The Side Effects Bible explains to readers how up to thirty percent of drug-induced side effects are caused because the drug saps the human body of essential vitamins and minerals-everyday nutrients that can easily be replaced by following simple, healthy dietary guidelines. This first-of-its-kind reference guide outlines the specific foods and supplements to take to counter the side effects of over 300 common medications. For example:

• Eat leafy greens to replenish folic acid depleted by oral contraceptives and over-the-counter pain relievers like ibuprofen or aspirin.
• Take coenzyme Q10 supplements to guard against the effects of antidepressants like Elavil and cholesterol-lowering statin drugs like Lipitor.
• Eat bananas when you use laxatives to prevent irregular heartbeat, muscle weakness, and nausea caused by potassium depletion.
• Salmon, sardines, and egg yolk's contain Vitamin B12, which can counteract the risk of anemia and nerve damage caused by Zantac, Pepcid, and other ulcer medications.
• Eat parsley to help prevent problems with blood clotting caused by penicillin and other drugs that rob you of Vitamin K.

The Side Effects Bible is anessential—even lifesaving—guide that tells readers exactly what to eat for every drug they take, as even minor deficiencies of necessary nutrients can bring on major difficulties.

Does This Make Me Look Fat or The Whartons Back Book

Does This Make Me Look Fat?

Author: Leah Feldon

With a rousing “we’re all in this together” attitude, Leah Feldon proves that a well-chosen wardrobe can render any figure fabulous. “All we have to do,” writes Feldon, “is choose the right clothes—clothes that camouflage any real or imagined figure flaws rather than highlighting them—and learn how to do it with ultimate style and confidence.” Take five pounds off your look with a new hemline; disguise a bit of bulge with a cleverly designed blouse; highlight your best assets with the perfect accessories. The key to “camouflage chic” is dressing to suit your body type, comfort level, and lifestyle—all while maximizing your own personal flair.
Instead of spending another moment agonizing in front of the closet, you’ll learn how to:
* distinguish between “yes” and “no” colors
* lose the tummy without the tuck
* perk up your basic black
* create optical illusions for a long, lean look
* conquer the dreaded bathing-suit challenge
* follow timeless tenets of good taste
Packed with empowering, easy-to-implement tips, fun illustrations, and celebrity style secrets, Does This Make Me Look Fat? provides all the information you’ll need to create a slimmer, more stylish, and better-proportioned look (and to help your man do it, too!).

Author Biography: Leah Feldon has been helping people dress well for more than twenty years with her books — Dress Like a Million, Dressing Rich, WomanStyle, and Traveling Light — and through television shows and magazine articles. A former Today show contributor and PM Magazine host, she mostrecently created and hosted her own series for The Learning Channel. Currently working as a media spokesperson and personal consultant, she splits her time between New York City and Nashville.

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The Whartons' Back Book: Stretching and Strengthening for Prehab, Rehab, and Everyday Life

Author: Jim Wharton

Don't just rehab your back--PREhab it!

Father-and-son training team Jim and Phil Wharton have served as physical therapists to everyone from Olympic medalists to Broadway and Hollywood stars. Now they're here to relieve your back pain quickly, easily, and permanently. Their methods not only target and resolve current conditions, they also can help you PREhab your back, to prevent any future pain or disability. With this book, you will:

Understand how the back works and why back problems can often be traced to injuries in other parts of the body

Ease pain and keep your back strong with a simple 20-minute routine that meets your lifestyle

Identify the source of current hurt and follow a short-term program to relieve pain and restore flexibility

Understand the latest diagnostic tools with an overview of cutting-edge treatment options

Reverse or completely cure back problems stemming from more than 50 conditions, activities, and sports-related injuries

Relieve back-related troubles caused by anything from extra pounds to osteoporosis, work, tension, or the way you sleep

Publishers Weekly

About 31 million Americans experience back pain, and the Whartons are on an enthusiastic mission to help sufferers approach injuries "not as a patient, but as an athlete" and get back in action, pain-free. For a book on back pain recovery and prevention, this is a surprisingly entertaining read, with anecdotes from the authors' New York City physical therapy practice-and even some celebrity name-dropping. The book is so crammed with information that it could be overwhelming, but readers can select applicable sections. Following a detailed introduction to the back, the authors include sections on what they call PREhab ("that is, helping our athletes prepare properly so that injuries never happen"), stopping the pain, protecting the back, stress and slumber, and situations and solutions. They explain and apply their unique Active-Isolated method, suggest exercises (with helpful demonstrative photos) and provide real-life case studies throughout. The Whartons believe every part of a person's lifestyle can impact the back-and they cover it all. (Aug.) Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.