Saturday, December 5, 2009

Supermarket Guide or Smart Guide to Yoga

Supermarket Guide: Food Choices for You and Your Family

Author: Mary Abbott Hess

Shop smart with Americas foremost nutrition experts The American Dietetic Association takes you aisle-by-aisle through the supermarket, showing you how to make informed decisions about the food you buy for yourself and your family. Not just a guide to low-fat and fat-free items, this book gives you tips on reading labels and choosing foods that best fit your healthy eating planfollowing the ADA philosophy that all foods can fit. Learn the nutritional differences between fresh, frozen, and canned vegetables; how to compare presweetened, wholegrain, granola, and hot cereals; how to find the freshest seafood; and more! This handy guide also provides tips on food safety and stretching your grocery dollars.

Table of Contents:
Healthy Foods, Healthy Eating.
It's On the Label.
Stretching Your Food Dollar.
Up and Down the Aisles.
Keeping Food Safe.

New interesting textbook: Winner Takes All or Websters New World Letter Writing Handbook

Smart Guide to Yoga

Author: Stephanie Levin Gervasi

Smart Advice on how yoga can enhance emotional, physical, and spiritual well-being

Smart Ways to relieve stress, strengthen your body, prevent and treat illness, and boost your stamina and energy

Smart Tips on what yoga style is right for you, with step-by-step instructions on the poses that best suit your lifestyle and goals

  • Smart Strategies to release physical tension and mental stress with the slow, gentle movements, poses, and breathing techniques of hatha yoga
  • Smart Insights into the six branches of yoga, each a different experience in movement and meditation
  • Smart Advice on yoga as alternative medicine to heal heart disease, chronic pain, arthritis, and other illnesses
  • Smart Tips on finding a class and teacher that best suit your needs and will help you develop your own yoga practice
  • Quick reading and easy referencing with lots of photos, a comprehensive index, and loads of sidebars and sources
Smart Guides take readers seriously. They satisfy even the most curious person's desire to know the essentials about any of a wide range of topics—from vitamins to mutual funds to stress relief.

It's all about good reading and expert information. The choice is yours. Stephanie Levin-Gervasi is a writer specializing in health and family matters. She is the author of The Back Pain Sourcebook and has practiced yoga for more than twenty years. She lives in San Francisco.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Baby Proofing Basics or Mens Cancers

Baby Proofing Basics: How to Keep Your Child Safe

Author: Vicki Lansky

This practical guide contains childproofing tips for every room in the house and for outdoors, backyard, beach, camping, hiking, and travel of all kinds. It provides illustrations and information on children's safety at playtime, mealtime, and holidays, as well as teaching youngsters about everyday dangers and dealing safely with pets. Also included is an invaluable chapter on poison prevention and what to do if poisoning actually occurs.

Table of Contents:
1.Baby Proofing Room by Room1
Rest of House
2.Outdoor Safety49
Ah, Nature
In Your Own Backyard
At the Beach
Camping and Hiking
Going by Car
Going Shopping
Getting There by Air
4.Safety in Play82
Arts and Crafts
5.Special Times91
Christmas Time
Other Holidays
6.Childproofing Your Child105
At Mealtime
Teaching about Dangers
7.Poison Prevention119
Toxic and Non-toxic Plants & Products

Go to: The Boys Beer Book or Seasonal Country Kitchen

Men's Cancers: How to Prevent Them, How to Treat Them, How to Beat Them

Author: Pamela J Haylock

This book provides all the information men need to make informed decisions about their healthcare. It covers the prevention, detection, diagnosis, treatment, and recurrence of all the most common men's cancers. It also explores sexual changes related to cancer and other crucial issues.

Library Journal

The distinguishing quality of this lay reader's guide to men's cancers is that it is written by nurses who recognize the need for medical expertise with an emphasis on patient education in a clear, plainly written text. Under the direction of editor Haylock (Women's Cancers), the contributors explain prevention and treatment options for common male cancers: lung, prostate, and colon. The causes and nature of cancer as well as risk analysis, genetic testing and counseling, and treatment options are explained in order to provide a good understanding of what lies ahead for a cancer diagnosis and therapy. The nurse perspective of this book provides the advice, comfort, and detail that addresses the concerns of men facing a cancer journey. While Charles N. Inlander's The People's Medical Society Men's Health and Wellness Encyclopedia (LJ 5/1/98) and Men's Fitness Magazine's Complete Guide to Health and Well-Being (LJ 5/1/96) treat men's health issues generally, and prostate cancer is singled out in such excellent books as Allen E. Salowe's Prostate Cancer (LJ 1/98) and Robert Buckman's What You Really Need To Know About Cancer (LJ 9/15/97), this volume is unique in restricting itself to cancers in the male. Recommended as a complete guide to survivorship strategies.--James Swanton, Harlem Hosp. Lib., New York Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Tending Adams Garden or Walking for Fun and Fitness

Tending Adam's Garden: Evolving the Cognitive Immune Self

Author: Irun R Cohen

Tending Adam's Garden describes and explains the way in which our immune system works from a novel perspective. The book uses metaphors and examples to bring the immune system to life, and explores the fundamental miracle of nature. Written in plain language for a broad audience, this book encompasses much more than just immunology, exploring more fundamental matters such as causality, information, energy, evolution, cognition and individuality, as well as the strategy of the immune system and its role in health and disease.

Key Features:

  • Provides a unique perspective on the immune system from one of the keenest scientific and philosophical brains in the world
  • Uses metaphors and case histories to explore themes in an accessible manner
  • Written in plain language requiring no specialized vocabulary or specific scientific background in the subject

New England Journal of Medicine

Beyond the philosophy and polemics, Cohen offers a creative and provocative reading of contemporary immunology, one that may well guide the discipline as it seeks solutions to its paradoxes, and he creates models for restoring its increasingly complex components into a coherent whole.

Yair Neuman

Cohen's Book is an excellent and genuine scientific work...The book is written in clear and non-technical language,and different audiences may find it relevant for their own fields of interest.

Books about: Vietnam or The Grimke Sisters from South Carolina

Walking for Fun and Fitness

Author: Jerald Hawkins

This textbook is designed for college and University programs, health promotion programs, health/fitness clubs or anyone who wants to start an effective walking program. The text is divided into three parts: Part One is an introduction to walking, which discusses the why's; Part Two, fun and fitness through walking, discusses the how to's; and Part Three, maximizing your walking program, discussing injury prevention, nutrition and weight management. Individuals will discover if the knowledge gained and the motivation techniques are utilized, walking will be fun and fitness will come.

Table of Contents:
About the Authorsviii
Part 1Introduction to Walking
2Walking: Nature's Most Perfect Exercise?9
3Why Walking?13
Part 2Fun and Fitness Through Walking
4Exercise Principles and Fitness Walking19
5Proper Walking Technique27
6Preparing to Walk35
7Making the "Do It!" Principle Work for You47
8Prevention and Care of Injuries61
Part 3Maximizing Your Walking Program
10Weight Management81
11Resources for the Fitness Walker95
ACalculating Target Heart Rate Range101
BPersonal Walking Accountability Plan103
CEstimating Your Daily Energy Expenditure105
DWalking Logs107

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Natural Healing for Headaches or From the Heart

Natural Healing for Headaches: High-Powered Cures for Ending Pain

Author: Eva Urbaniak

Now, millions of people who suffer from chronic headaches can end pain forever with natural, safe, drug-free treatments.

Go to: Food Culture in Southeast Asia or Con El Reloj a Favor

From the Heart: A Woman's Guide to Living Well with Heart Disease

Author: Kathy Kastan

After undergoing emergency bypass surgery at age forty-two, Kathy Kastan found her world shifting in unexpected ways. Everything-her sense of well being, her relationships, her daily routine, even her body image-seemed to change. Doctors could help her recover physically, but she had to find new ways to recover emotionally and re-create a happy, healthy life. The first book written for women dealing with the emotional repercussions of heart disease, From the Heart will guide women forward with optimism and courage, addressing such questions as: How do you regain a strong self-image? Grapple with your fears? Talk to the people you love about your illness? And learn to trust your body again? Combining Kastan’s personal experience and expertise as a therapist with stories from scores of other women with heart disease, this invaluable resource will help women reduce stress, give up hard-to- break habits, adapt to new lifestyles-and thrive again.

Miami Herald

Offers tips on facing denial, helping children cope and reducing stress. The author, a clinical social worker, feeds off her experiences with emergency bypass surgery to guide other women forward with optimism and courage.

Townsend Letter

Kathy Kastan's book will undoubtedly be helpful . . . [The] stories are effective in illustrating the need for patient advocacy . . . Many women can benefit from this informative book.

Consumer Connections

An empowered guide on how women can gradually regain their strength and thrive with heart disease. The advice provided is insightful and laid out in concise and realistic terms for the reader . . . The testimonials by other women with heart disease are an additional bonus to the book . . . Recommended.

Barbara M. Bibel - Library Journal

Kastan was a seemingly healthy 42-year-old woman when she suddenly required emergency bypass surgery that left her with debilitating chronic chest pain. Luckily, WomenHeart: The National Coalition of Women with Heart Disease was there to refer her to a women's heart center, which helped her get proper medication, rehabilitation, and support. Now the president of that organization, Kastan felt that doctors healed her body well but provided no tools for dealing with the emotional aspects of her heart disease. To fill that gap, the author discusses what happens once a woman is home from the hospital. Setting realistic expectations, communicating with family and friends, and dealing with depression, changed body image, and sexuality are important. Navigating the healthcare system, adjusting work conditions, and strengthening relationships with family and friends are vital. Including quotes from 100 female patients, family members, and health professionals describing the recovery process, this first book to deal specifically with the emotional aspects of heart disease in women is highly recommended for public and consumer health libraries.

What People Are Saying

Kathy Smith
For the millions of women who have heart disease-and the millions of people who love them.... an important and empowering book. (Kathy Smith, author of Kathy Smith's Flex Appeal: Look Great and Feel Sexy at Any Age)

Wayne M. Sotile
...Filled with practical advice and touching glimpses into the lives of women living with heart disease.... a book that can make a difference. (Wayne M. Sotile, Ph.D., author of Thriving with Heart Disease)

Nanette K. Wenger
From the Heart is an invaluable contribution to the literature on healing women's hearts-and should be spectacularly helpful to women heart patients. (Nanette K. Wenger, M.D., Professor of Cardiology, Emory University School of Medicine, Chief of Cardiology, Grady Memorial Hospital)

Debora Yost
From the Heart is an inspiration.... a must-read for anyone touched by this frightening disease. (Debora Yost, author, Heal Your Heart with Wine and Chocolate)

Phyllis Greenberger
[Includes] invaluable advice, empowering women to move ahead with confidence and enjoy life again. (Phyllis Greenberger, MSW, President and CEO, The Society for Women's Health Research)

Elizabeth Nabel
Insightful, articulate, and touching, From the Heart is a powerful message of hope. (Elizabeth Nabel, M.D., Former Chief of Cardiology, University of Michigan)

Table of Contents:
Foreword   Nanette K. Wenger, MD     ix
Introduction: A New Beginning: From Nightmare to Daybreak-My Story     xi
Beginning the Recovery Process: The First Steps     1
Finding Balance: What Happens When You Go Home     3
Checking Your Emotional Pulse: What about Your Mental Health?     19
Getting the Help You Need     39
Following Your Doctor's Orders: Those Pesky Risk Factors     55
Rebuilding Your Sense of Self     83
Body Image and the Sexual Self: Relaxation and Renewal     85
Coping with Change: Your Family     105
Strengthening Relationships: Friends and Society     131
Negotiating the Outer World     153
Managing Your Work Life: Facing the Challenge     155
Negotiating the Health-care System     185
Becoming an Advocate for Change: The Bigger Picture     205
Recommended Reading     231
Resources     233
Acknowledgments     253
Index     257

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Phosphatidylserine or Choosing a Path

Phosphatidylserine (Good Health Guide)

Author: Paris M Kidd

The nutrient building black that accelerates all brain functions.

Book about: First Break All The Rules or The Tipping Point

Choosing a Path

Author: Swami Rama

Describes a range of spiritual disciplines to help you choose the one most appropriate.