Nov. 27-28 - All libraries will be closed for Thanksgiving.
New Arrivals - Medicine, health, and technology
Dark, leafy greens contain an astonishing abundance of nutrients, with enzymes, antioxidants, and minerals that hold extraordinary benefits for our mind and body. Raw food pioneer Victoria Boutenko provides a comprehensive guide to the healing capabilities of green smoothies. This easy-to-use and information-packed book features over 150 delicious recipes and an A-to-Z list of the most effective nutrients in battling everything from minor colds and aches and pains to chronic conditions and weight loss. These unique smoothies are the easiest, fastest, and most delicious way to consume the amount of greens necessary to achieve and sustain total health.
Describes the life of the mysterious doctor Max Jacobson, who was code-named Dr. Feelgood after treating John F. Kennedy and many other historical figures and celebrities with a special serum that turned out to contain methamphetamine and steroids.
"... you'll learn how our modern American diet changes the inflammatory response inside our bodies--and how that increased inflammation puts you at risk for Alzheimer's, diabetes, cancer, and more. You'll learn which Mediterranean diet foods help put out the fire, reducing your risk of disease while stripping away pounds, boosting your energy, and even lightening your mood! And you'll learn how to turbocharge the Mediterranean diet to make it even more effective"-- Provided by publisher.
A user's guide to a form of psychotherapy used for healing ailments ranging from PTSD to minor anxiety and depression. Whether we've experienced small setbacks or major traumas, we are all influenced by memories and experiences we may not remember or don't fully understand. Shapiro, the creator of EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), explains the brain science in layman's terms and provides simple exercises that readers can do at home to achieve real change"--From publisher's description.
Book of alternative medicine: An overview of complementary and alternative medicine discusses various treatments, including herbs and energy therapies, and examines how alternative and conventional therapies can be combined to treat twenty common conditions.
"A revised and updated edition of the classic handbook for women seeking a safe, organic, eco-friendly, and natural pregnancy, featuring an integrative-based approach with new medical, herbal, and nutritional information. Over the last two decades, The Natural Pregnancy Book has ushered thousands of women through happy and healthy pregnancies. Addressing women's health from conception to birth, Dr. Romm describes herbs that can promote and maintain a healthy pregnancy, and allays such familiar concerns as anxiety, fatigue, morning sickness, and stretch marks. She also discusses the components of a healthy diet, with an emphasis on natural foods. New to this edition is integrative health advice based on Dr. Romm's new credentials as a Yale-trained physician, combined with her twenty years of experience as a midwife and herbalist"-- Provided by publisher.
Immersed in radical feminist politics, scientific ingenuity, establishment opposition, and, ultimately, a sea change in social attitudes, this is the fascinating story of one of the most important scientific discoveries of the twentieth century.
Upon becoming a new mother, Eula Biss addresses a chronic condition of fear: fear of the government, the medical establishment, and what is in children's food, mattresses, medicines, and vaccines. Biss investigates the metaphors and myths surrounding the conception of immunity and its implications for the individual and the social body. As she hears more and more fears about vaccines, Biss researches what they mean for her own child, her immediate community, America, and the world.
Dr. Kelly A. Turner, founder of the Radical Remission Project, uncovers nine factors that can lead to a spontaneous remission from cancer. It chronicles people from all walks of life and from all over the world who experienced radical (or unexpected) remission, without the help of conventional medicine or after conventional medicine had failed. This is book for those who are in the midst of receiving conventional cancer treatment, who are looking for other options because that treatment has done all that it can, but who still have hope.
"Since the original publication of The Birth Partner in 1989, new mothers' mates, friends, and relatives and doulas (professional birth assistants) have relied on Penny Simkin's guidance in caring for the new mother from the last few weeks of pregnancy through the early postpartum period. Fully revised in its third edition, The Birth Partner remains the definitive guide for preparing to help a woman through childbirth and the essential manual to have at hand during the event. This completely updated edition includes thorough information on: Preparing for labor and knowing when it has begun; Normal labor and how to help the woman every step of the way; Epidurals and other medications for labor; Non-drug techniques for easing labor pain; Cesarean birth and complications that may require it; Breastfeeding and newborn care; And much more. For the partner who wishes to be truly helpful in the birthing room, this book is indispensable"-- Provided by publisher.
"Amy Jo Burns grew up in Mercury, Pennsylvania, a small, conservative Rust Belt town fallen sleepy a decade after the steel industry's collapse. But the year Amy turned ten, everyone in Mercury woke up. That was the year Howard Lotte, Mercury's beloved piano teacher, was accused of committing indiscretions during his lessons. Among the girls questioned, only seven dared to tell the truth that would ostracize them from the community. Amy Jo Burns was one of the girls who lied. Her memoir, CINDERLAND, navigates the impact that lie had on her adolescent years to follow--tracing all the boys she ran from and toward, the girls she betrayed, and the endless performances she put on to please a town that never trusted girls in the first place"-- Provided by publisher.
Healthcare is pulled and shaped by many forces, by drug and insurance companies looking for profits, by politicians in search of votes, and by stressed, overworked physicians who barely have time to talk to you before writing a prescription or packing you off to a specialist. So is anyone interested in keeping you well? Yes. Created by two physicians who both survived catastrophic illness, the Ultraprevention program will work for absolutely everyone -- old, young, healthy, sick, or somewhere in between. The promise of its practice is huge -- a health span that matches life span -- and you'll experience increased energy, weight loss, enhanced mood and memory, better digestion, deeper sleep, diminished stress, and more.
Lamaze?s vision for the future is that formal childbirth education, in person and online, should start early in pregnancy. In the second edition of The Official Lamaze Guide, the authors share Lamaze?s belief that preparing for birth and becoming a mother takes all of pregnancy, not just six weeks of formal classes at the end of the third trimester.
Collects first-hand stories from celebrities on their own struggles with depression and bipolar disease, including the steps that they took to get a handle on their own mental health and begin moving forward.
In his memoir Intern, Sandeep Jauhar chronicled the formative years of his residency at a prestigious New York City hospital. Doctored, his harrowing follow-up, observes the crisis of American medicine through the eyes of an attending cardiologist. Hoping for the stability he needs to start a family, Jauhar accepts a position at a massive teaching hospital. With a decade's worth of elite medical training behind him, he is eager to settle down and reap the rewards of countless sleepless nights. Instead, he is confronted with sobering truths. Doctors' morale is getting lower. Cronyism determines referrals, corporate ties distort medical decisions, and unnecessary tests are routinely performed to generate income. Meanwhile, a single patient might see fifteen specialists and still fail to receive a full picture of his actual condition. Jauhar has written an introspective memoir that is also an impassioned plea for reform.--From publisher description.
Includes information on selecting a doctor, hospital, midwife, or other birthing options, and nutrition and exercises, accompanied by a trimester-by-trimester guide showing how the baby grows and changes.
The creator of the 100 Days of Real Food blog draws from her hugely popular website to offer simple, affordable, family-friendly recipes and practical advice for eliminating processed foods from your family's diet.
"Almost a century of research has shown that the most conscientious individuals enjoy longer and healthier lives. The crucial feature of conscientiousness is being organized and responsible, which are the traits that contribute most to society in general. Unfortunately, some individuals fail to achieve their greatest potential because they did not establish the nurturing, bonding system that is most essential for health, happiness, and success. In this book, you will find the tools to optimize your self-esteem, health, and longevity.In the 1960s, the use of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) took acupuncture to a new level, revolutionizing pain management. Now the most important acupuncture advancement in 4,000 years is the activation of the hormone oxytocin without needles or electrical stimulation. By using essential oils on acupuncture points, you will create the 'bliss' that enables you to fulfill your potential for conscientious living. Based on research of the past two decades, it is now possible for you to activate five specific acupuncture circuits. Using this method, you will: restore dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA), the most important health-enhancing hormone; boost your calcitonin, the essential thyroid hormone for maintaining bone strength and reducing pain; reduce free radicals, the scavengers that essentially wear out or 'rust' your body; balance your aldosterone, the adrenal hormone responsible for water and potassium health; activate your crucial bonding, nurturing hormone--oxytocin--the ultimate bliss hormone. Using specific blends of natural essential oils, you can do your own transcutaneous acupuncture--with no needles and in only 30 seconds. This is a powerful path to conscientious living that enables you to live a longer, healthier, and happier life--helping yourself, and, as a result, helping others"-- Provided by publisher.
"We are in the midst of a blood pressure crisis. Nearly 70 million Americans have been diagnosed with hypertension, and just 56 percent of them have it under control. Hypertension is responsible for 69 percent of first heart attacks and 77 percent of first strokes. But there is good news: High blood pressure is very responsive to lifestyle changes. And the more changes you make, the greater your results. Lower Your Blood Pressure Naturally provides readers with a comprehensive lifestyle plan. Readers will follow the Power Mineral Diet, which centers on 13 delicious, powerful, blood pressure-lowering foods, along with an easy, doable exercise program that combines the proven effectiveness of cardio, strength training, and yoga on blood pressure"-- Provided by publisher.
Beginner's guide to prepping, showing how to create a self-sustainable home for surviving anything from a power outage to societal collapse.
Offers short sequences that readers can perform while seated on airplanes, in taxi cabs, standing at the bus stop, or even while waiting for water to boil. In addition, it also includes sequences to help with daily aches, pains, and annoyances, such as tired feet, sensitive wrists, neck and shoulder tension, lower back pain, anxiety, and even heartbreak. Provide step-by-step instructions on asana (postures) and pranayama (breathing techniques) and lists the benefits of each sequence and includes helpful information about modifications for poses.
Describes the true story of how the eccentric Polish scientist tasked by the Nazis to create a typhus vaccine hid the intelligentsia from the Gestapo by hiring them to work in his laboratory. The team engaged in a sabotage campaign by sending illegal doses of the vaccine into the Polish ghettos while shipping gallons of the weakened serum to the German troops on the Eastern Front. Among the scientists saved by Weigl, who was a Christian, was a gifted Jewish immunologist named Ludwik Fleck, who risked his life to carry out a dramatic subterfuge to vaccinate the most endangered prisoners in Buchenwald.
Offers stretching exercises designed to relieve pain caused by frequently sitting for long periods of time