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New Arrivals - Medicine, health, and technology

"Whether your focus is your abdominals or your legs, you can strengthen key parts of your body with Exercise in Action: Strength Training. This book is organized into clearly illustrated instructional guides that help you easily follow each exercise. Begin with a complete warm-up and stretching exercises, then choose your target areas through the easy-to-follow format. From chest and abdominals to arms and shoulders, each category consists of a variety of strength exercises allowing your body to always be challenged. The innovative, visual guide illustrates each movement clearly, assuring that you do the exercises correctly. With over 150 pages of step-by-step exercises, Exercise in Action: Strength Training is the next best thing to having a personal trainer right in the room with you. "-- Provided by publisher.

"Consisting of the muscle groups around the belly and lower back, the core is essential to the body's physical function, and a weak core can put one at higher risk for injury. It doesn't matter if you're a fitness novice or an elite athlete, or even if you have a gym membership. Developing a strong core is the key to maintaining good health and balance, and it can be done within the comfort of the home. In this essential guide, fitness expert Hollis Liebman demonstrates how to build a strong core and prevent injury. It can be difficult to know which exercises to do without the expertise of a professional trainer. Exercise in Action: Core gives readers a whole new perspective on how to increase the body's performance and shows them how to get a full-body workout without even leaving home"-- Provided by publisher.

A guide to recognizing and combating external factors that both cause weight gain and make it difficult to lose weight, offering a three-step action plan to identify hidden factors affecting weight, develop a personal toolbox to combat external effects, and become a positive influence on others.

Features profiles and uses for cultivated herbs (astragalus, calendula, chamomile, comfrey, echinacea, elder, garlic, lemon balm, motherwort, peppermint, sage, valerian) and wild herbs (burdock, coltsfoot, dandelion, mullein, nettle, plantain, red clover, red raspberry, self-heal, St. John's wort, yarrow, yellow dock).

"A comprehensive, biblically sound, effective (and delicious) way to eat for health and weight loss." -- Back cover

"Joyous Health, a fresh new approach to eating, will change the way you think about food with its simple and practical path that will create a healthy lifestyle. In just six weeks, holistic nutritionist Joy McCarthy guides you through an easy-to-follow and flexible program and puts you on a permanent path to good health with amazing results, including improved digestion, weight loss, balanced hormones, lowered blood pressure and cholesterol, and much more. Joyous Health celebrates eating delicious whole foods and enjoying an invigorating lifestyle. Inside you'll learn all about the best foods and most nutritious habits for vibrant health, foods to avoid, and detox solutions. Featuring color photography throughout, Joyous Health includes eighty healthy recipes like carrot cake smoothie, coconut flour banana pancakes, thai beetroot soup, curry chicken burgers, and double-chocolate gluten-free cookies"-- From amazon.com.

"For decades, Dr. Jeffrey Bland has been on the cutting edge of Functional Medicine, which seeks to pinpoint and prevent the cause of illness, rather than treat its symptoms. Managing chronic diseases accounts for three quarters of our total healthcare costs, because we're masking these illnesses with pills and temporary treatments, rather than addressing their underlying causes, he argues. Worse, only treating symptoms leads us down the path of further illness. In The Disease Delusion, Dr. Bland explains what Functional Medicine is and what it can do for you. While advances in modern science have nearly doubled our lifespans in only four generations, our quality of life has not reached its full potential. Outlining the reasons why we suffer chronic diseases from asthma and diabetes to obesity, arthritis and cancer to a host of other ailments, Dr. Bland offers achievable, science-based solutions that can alleviate these common conditions and offers a roadmap for a lifetime of wellness" -- from publisher's web site.

"Imagine being trapped inside a Disney movie and having to learn about life mostly from animated characters dancing across a screen of color. A fantasy? A nightmare? This is the real-life story of Owen Suskind, the son of the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Ron Suskind and his wife, Cornelia. An autistic boy who couldn't speak for years, Owen memorized dozens of Disney movies, turned them into a language to express love and loss, kinship, brotherhood. The family was forced to become animated characters, communicating with him in Disney dialogue and song; until they all emerge, together, revealing how, in darkness, we all literally need stories to survive"-- Provided by publisher.

Investigative journalist Nina Teicholz reveals here that everything we thought we knew about dietary fat is wrong. She documents how the low-fat nutrition advice of the past sixty years has amounted to a vast uncontrolled experiment on the entire population, with disastrous consequences for our health. For decades, we have been told that the best possible diet involves cutting back on fat, especially saturated fat, and that if we are not getting healthier or thinner, we are not trying hard enough. But what if the low-fat diet is itself the problem? Based on a nine-year investigation, Teicholz shows how the misinformation about saturated fats took hold in the scientific community and the public imagination, and how recent findings have overturned these beliefs. She explains why the Mediterranean Diet is not the healthiest, and how we might be replacing trans fats with something even worse. She upends the conventional wisdom with the groundbreaking claim that more, not less, dietary fat--including saturated fat--is what leads to better health and wellness. Science shows that we have been needlessly avoiding meat, cheese, whole milk, and eggs for decades and that we can now, guilt-free, welcome these delicious foods back into our lives.

A guidebook for anyone hoping to rise to the challenges of a most important and demanding passage of friendship. Everyone knows someone who's sick or suffering. Yet when a friend or relative is under duress many of us feel uncertain about how to cope. Offers insights and advice on how to relate to, and help, our sick friends

A guide for parents who want to get past their children's food resistance or avoid it altogether. Includes recipes, strategies, games and experiments that will encourage even reluctant eaters to branch out.

In the autoimmune paleo cookbook , Mickey Trescott provides a resource for those looking to embark on the Autoimmune Protocol--a version of an ancestral diet that is focused both on removing potential food triggers as well as healing the gut. Research shows there is a clear connection between diet and autoimmune disease, and many, including the author, have used these principles to heal their bodies from these debilitating conditions and their accompanying symptoms. With the information and recipes in this book, you can embark on this process for yourself--without suffering through bland and tasteless "allergen-free" meals. Instead, with all of the incredible food you will be enjoying, you may forget that you are achieving better wellness!

"Reinforce the loving bond between you and your baby with easy-to-learn massage techniques that soothe and promote all-around wellbeing"--P. [4] of cover.

In order to treat our body right, we need to both exercise and eat well. Using material from renowned nutritionist Nancy Clark, Jeff Galloway gives the reader tips on what to eat, when to eat, how much to eat, and how to combine all that with your training schedule while still retaining the chance to enjoy other aspects of life.

Child psychiatrist Bruce Perry shares the stories of trauma and transformation he has encountered in his line of work, describing what happens to a child's brain when exposed to extreme stress and how innovative treatments are helping those children heal and become healthy adults.

"Detoxify! Cleanse! Avoid processed foods! Detox regimens have never been more popular. But they're not always easy or completely healthy. In fact, many are arduous, lengthy, costly, and minimally effective. Now, natural health and wellness expert Michelle Schoffro Cook offers a new approach to purifying your body. In Dr. Cook's quiz, she helps you pinpoint which areas of your health and body need attention. Then she offers targeted two-day tune-up plans. Sample spa-like weekend itineraries include Health Transformation, Lymphomania, Kidney Flush, Colon Cleanse, Skin Rejuvenation, and Fat Blast. These mini-detoxes help you to reset your natural body chemistry, which can go haywire from environmental toxins and the standard American diet. Each Weekend Wonder Detox plan features delicious, toxin-busting superfoods; gentle herbal remedies; and system-balancing spa therapies that will help you leave lethargy behind, shed excess weight, and reduce skin outbreaks"-- Provided by publisher.

Provides safe and effective exercise regimens for pregnant athletes, and includes information on gauging one's own limits, nutrition tips, and flexible workout plans for strength, agility, and balance.

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