Dec. 24-25 - All libraries closed for Christmas.
New Arrivals - Medicine, health, and technology
Offers an exposé of the alternative medicine industry, revealing how even though some popular therapies are remarkably helpful due to the placebo response, many of them are ineffective, expensive and even deadly.
"Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) is an evidence-based treatment for clients struggling with depression, anxiety, addiction, eating disorders, and a host of other mental health conditions. It is based in the belief that the road to lasting happiness and well-being begins with accepting our thoughts, rather than trying to change them. However, ACT can present certain roadblocks during treatment. As a mental health professional, you may adopt basic principles of ACT easily, but it generally takes at least two or three years of hard work and ongoing study to become truly fluid in the model. During that time, you will probably find yourself "stuck" at some point, and so will your clients. In Getting Unstuck in ACT, psychotherapist Russ Harris provides solutions for overcoming the most common roadblocks in ACT" -- Provided by publisher.
A revolutionary program to kick your sugar habit for good, taking years off your body and face.
Offers a groundbreaking guide to the myriad mental and physical benefits of this ancient martial art, including easing chronic pain and illness, dealing with stress, and resolving conflicts more easily.
"What if the secret to good health lies not in surgery or medication but in the palm of your very own hand? Incredibly, your hands can heal you -- with the "energy medicine" of pranic healing. The word prana denotes the body's own natural, vital, self-healing energy. This book will teach you the many ways in which you can incorporate safe, effective pranic healing techniques into your daily life to heal physical, psychological, and emotional problems and stay well"--P.  of cover.
"While organizing the lives of her many clients as an organizing expert and a frequent guest on A&E's Hoarders show, Dorothy Breininger learned to face her own clutter, and lost seventy-five pounds in the process. In this one-of-a-kind book, she tackles downsizing from the much-needed perspective of what lies underneath our clutter metaphorically, physically, and emotionally. With some of the most extreme and memorable true stories from the Hoarders show, Breininger reveals what our clutter is trying to tell us and how it relates to our struggles to lose weight and keep it off. Whether you're a packrat, a neat freak, or trying to tame the hoarder within, Breininger reveals why, to be successful on the scale, you must first master the clutter within you and around you. With the same no-holds barred candor that resonates with TV viewers, she offers advice to help anyone face their stuff, with an organized, step-by-step approach to either toss it, tame it, or tailor it to fit their lives. Filled with personal stories from clients, her own success story, and tips from fitness coaches and organizing experts, this practical book gives everyone the tools to declutter their way to their dream size"-- Provided by publisher.
Demonstrates how the explanatory power of brain scans in particular and neuroscience more generally has been overestimated, arguing that the overzealous application of brain science has undermined notions of free will and responsibility.
Few people understand what arthritis really is, how it develops, and what sufferers can do to minimize its impact on daily activities and quality of life. Here, Naheed Ali weighs in with insight into the inner workings of arthritis and the treatment options available to patients.
From understanding depression, bipolar illness and anxiety to eating and traumatic disorders, schizophrenia, and much more, readers will learn what to do and how to help.
A practicing physician and NIH-funded researcher draws on her research and experience to show that our unique patterns of thinking and feeling about ourselves, others and the world may be the key to how well and how fast we age.
Dr. Robert Fulford, the healer introduced to readers in Dr. Andrew Weil's bestseller Spontaneous Healing, has spent more than fifty years successfully treating patients failed by conventional medicine. In this volume, he explains the function of the life force, or vital energy, that is the foundation of good health, delineates the healing principles of osteopathy, shares compelling case studies of patients he has treated, provides strategies to attain and sustain optimum good health, and offers advice on integrating natural healing methods with modern health care.
Combining science, history and culture, this guide to the human body explores every aspect of our anatomy from ancient body art to modern-day plastic surgery and discusses why some people are left-handed and why some cultures think the soul resides in the liver.
"Guided by both intense curiosity and healthy skepticism, a sense of adventure and a sense of humor, Kessler sets out to discover just what's required to prolong those healthy, vital, and productive years called the 'health span.' In her yearlong journey, Kessler investigates and fully immerses herself in the hope and hype of the anti-aging movement"--Dust jacket flap.