New Arrivals - Medicine, health, and technology
At the age of seven, Katherine Preston learned that she was a stutterer. From that point on she battled the fear of communicating with the world by denying that her speech was an issue. Finally, a humiliating experience inspired her to take an unusual action. This is the uplifting story of her year spent traveling around the United States to interview more than 100 stutterers, speech therapists and researchers. What begins as a search for a cure becomes a journey that debunks the misconceptions that shroud the condition and a love story that changes her perspective on normality.
"This book sets forth an upgraded Quantum-Touch system--one that allows for more fun and freedom--as practitioners convert heart awareness into a tangible, potent healing instrument, allowing anyone to access the innate human ability to heal not only ourselves and each other, but our planet"--Provided by publisher.
Outlines a three-step program designed to correct hormonal imbalances for potential health benefits, explaining how to identify problem areas in order to address such challenges as weight gain, insomnia, and mood disorders.
"The China Study" revealed what we should eat and provided the powerful empirical support for this answer. "Whole" answers the question of why. Why does a whole-food, plant-based diet provide optimal nutrition? "Whole" demonstrates how far the scientific reductionism of the nutrition orthodoxy has gotten offtrack and reveals the elegant wonders of the true holistic workings of nutrition, from the cellular level to the operation of the entire organism.
This is a journey through the fragmented world of the multiple personality of Truddi Chase.
"A powerful book on addiction recovery by a doctor who overcame addiction himself, the renowned founder and president of The Hills Treatment Center in Los Angeles, Howard Samuels is one of the world's leading drug and alcohol addiction experts who runs the prestigious The Hills Treatment Center in Los Angeles. Decades ago, from the age of sixteen until he was thirty-two, Dr. Samuels had his own intense struggle with addiction to cocaine and heroin. Using his own compelling story as inspiration as well as case studies of his patients from all walks of life, Dr. Samuels shows how readers can recover from alcoholism and drug addiction by following this 12-step program to happiness and fulfillment in sobriety. This self-help book provides hope, inspiration, and prescriptive advice for those who want to recover as well as guidance for friends and family members seeking help for someone they love. Written from the unique perspective of a recovering addict who has helped thousands of people overcome addiction to alcohol and drugs, he shares with readers for the first time in book form The Hills' world-renowned treatment program. It tells Samuels' personal recovery story as the son of a prominent politician and businessman among the rich and famous in New York and Washington. It contains a groundbreaking prescriptive program showing how to work each of the 12 steps; examines the cause of addictions, relapses, and fallback addictions; and contains important information for family and friends of those struggling with addiction, including steps for intervention and healing."--Provided by publisher.
Offers the author's experiences in going from obesity to having a slender figure by losing 180 pounds after having bariatric surgery, focusing on the confusion and emotional highs and lows that came with such a drastic change.
Starting with the wild plants that were central to our original diet, investigative journalist Robinson reveals the nutritional history of our fruits and vegetables, describing how 400 generations of farmers have unwittingly squandered a host of essential fiber, protein, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.
"For elders, preventing falls means preventing disaster! For elders, staying mentally alert and sharp is paramount! Here's how -- and how to bring confidence and joy into the aging years. This brightly illustrated book, which links to 60 on-line demonstration videos, is loaded with dozens of movements (not exercises) that anyone can do, even the frailest elder. The payoff: increased coordination, sharper cognitive skills, better vision, and enhanced self-confidence"--From publisher description.
"This book describes the hour-by-hour, day-by-day rhythms of an intensive care unit in a teaching hospital in New Mexico. Written by a nurse, 'Where night is day' reveals the specialized work of ICU nursing and its unique perspective on illness, suffering, and death. It takes place over a thirteen-week period, the time of the average rotation of medical residents through the ICU. As the author, James Kelly, reflects on the rise of medicine, the nature of nursing, the argument of care versus cure, he offers up an intimate portrait of the ICU, the patients who live and/or die there, and the medical professionals who work there"--From publisher description.
Guiding readers through the 77 questions that will help them understand wellness, an integrative medicine pioneer shows readers how they can manage their own recovery from chronic illnesses that often go unresolved in the modern American healthcare system.
"Craniosacral therapy (CST) is a powerful hands-on treatment that supports the body's own wisdom and innate ability to heal. Kate Mackinnon interweaves her personal journey of using CST with case studies and detailed explanations of the theory behind it. Mackinnon guides you through creating a team of practitioners focused on your well-being, and explains how to help yourself at home between sessions. You'll learn simple, safe techniques that almost anyone can perform and receive. Most important, you'll gain a deeper understanding of the amazing powers of the human body and how, with individualized support through CST, it can find its own way to balance and health"--Provided by publisher.
Parenthood transforms you. Even before this crisis, you may have experienced a wide range of feelings triggered by pregnancy, birth, and welcoming a new baby. The NICU experience challenges your emotional coping, your developing parental identity, your relationship skills, and your ability to adjust. Intensive Parenting explores the emotions of parenting in the neonatal intensive care unit, from in-hospital through issues and concerns after the child is home.
"Author of The Engine 2 Diet and nutrition lecturer Rip Esselstyn, is back and ready to arm readers with the knowledge they need to win any argument with those who doubt the health benefits of a plant-based diet--and convince curious carnivores to change their diets once and for all. Esselstyn reveals information on the foods that most people believe are healthy, yet that scientific research shows are not. Some foods, in fact, he deems so destructive they deserve a warning label. Want to prevent heart attacks, stroke, cancer and Alzheimer's? Then learn the facts and gain the knowledge to convince those skeptics that they are misinformed about plant-base diets, for instance: You don't need meat and dairy to have strong bones or get enough protein. You get enough calcium and iron in plants The myth of the Mediterranean diet. There is a serious problem with the Paleo diet. If you eat plants, you lose weight and feel great. MY BEEF WITH MEAT proves the Engine 2 way of eating can optimize health and ultimately save lives and includes more than 145 delicious recipes to help readers reach that goal"-- Provided by publisher.
"Popular myths about love set us up for a struggle with real life. The inconvenient truth is there's no such thing as a perfect partner, all couples fight, and feelings of love come and go like the weather. But that doesn't mean you can't have a joyful and romantic relationship. Through a simple program based on the new mindfulness-based acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), you can learn to handle painful thoughts and feelings more effectively and engage fully in the process of living and loving together"--P.  of cover.
"David's Inferno combines intensely personal reminiscences of a two-year nervous breakdown with contemporary insights on how manic-depression manifests and how it is diagnosed and treated. Author David Blistein shares his experiences to shed light on the darkness of depression for fellow travelers as well as those who care about them. Millions of people suffer from major depressive episodes. All of them want relief but, more importantly, most simply want to know that they are not alone. With gentle wry humor and a compassionate tone, David's Inferno offers a tale of realization, acceptance, and hope. It is neither prescriptive nor opinionated, seeing all forms of therapy as potentially beneficial in the continuum of care"-- Provided by publisher.
Traces the lives of the Chopra brothers from India to America, where they both excelled in healing, one as a world-renowned spiritual teacher, the other as a professor at Harvard Medical School.
A comprehensive baby care book features information on every aspect of infant care, including the treatment of illnesses and infant nutritional requirements, and focuses on a baby's five needs: eating, sleeping, development, health, and comfort.
Traces the experiences of five women who used egg freezing technology as part of their pregnancy postponement goals, illuminating the complicated history behind egg freezing and its related scientific, professional, commercial and ethical debates.