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  • Kill or Cure: An Illustrated History of Medicine

    Kill or Cure: An Illustrated History of Medicine

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Steve Parker
    Format:   
    Publisher:   DK ADULT (2013, Oct 21st).
    Pages:   

    Telling the compelling stories behind mankind's never-ending quest to cure every disease, Kill or Cure uses an all-new format — a text-rich narrative combined with DK's beautiful visual design — to trace the extraordinary history of medicine. Beginning with early healers, chance discoveries, technological advancement, and "wonder" drugs, and using panels, timelines, and thematic spreads, Kill or Cure highlights information about human anatomy, surgical instruments, and medical breakthroughs while telling the dramatic tale of medical progress. Diaries, notebooks, and other first-person accounts tell the fascinating stories from the perspective of people who witnessed medical history firsthand. more

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  • Yoga XXL: A Journey to Health For Larger Bodies

    Yoga XXL: A Journey to Health For Larger Bodies

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Ingrid Kollak
    Format:   Paperback
    Publisher:   Demos Health; 1 edition (2013, Jul 28th).
    Pages:   220

    Yoga XXL shows you how to create a safe, enjoyable, and effective yoga practice no matter what your age, size, shape, or physical fitness level. Yoga is not just for the lean and limber. With modified postures and props, everyone can experience yoga's many health benefits including increased flexibility, strength, stamina, balance, energy, and calm.For the person who has never done yoga before or the regular practitioner looking to refine their practice at home, Yoga XXL includes:Practical information about clothing, mats, and equipmentOver 50 postures in a variety of positions including seated, lying down, and standing, chosen specifically for people with larger bodies and those with limited mobilityVariations to accommodate every body shape, size, and fitness level to ensure comfort and safetyPostures to ease back aches, tight muscles, and joint stiffnessQuick daily routines to help recharge and relieve stress throughout the dayDetailed instructions and photos illustrating each pose, and much more. more

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  • When Your Adult Child Breaks Your Heart: Coping with Mental Illness, Substance Abuse, and the Problems That Tear Families Apart

    When Your Adult Child Breaks Your Heart: Coping with Mental Illness, Substance Abuse, and the Problems That Tear Families Apart

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Christine Adamec
    Format:   Paperback
    Publisher:   Lyons Press; First Edition, First edition (2013, Dec 3rd).
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    Behind nearly every adult who is accused of a crime, becomes addicted to drugs or alcohol, or who is severely mentally ill and acting out in public, there is usually at least one extremely stressed-out parent. This parent may initially react with the bad news of their adult child behaving badly with, "Oh no!" followed by, "How can I help to fix this?" A very common third reaction is the thought, "Where did I go wrong--was it something I said or did, or that I failed to do when my child was growing up that caused these issues? Is this really somehow all my fault?" These parents then open their homes, their pocketbooks, their hearts, and their futures to "saving" their adult child--who may go on to leave them financially and emotionally broken. more

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  • The Virgin Diet Cookbook: 150 Easy and Delicious Recipes to Lose Weight and Feel Better Fast

    The Virgin Diet Cookbook: 150 Easy and Delicious Recipes to Lose Weight and Feel Better Fast

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   JJ Virgin
    Format:   
    Publisher:   Grand Central Life & Style (2014, Feb 18th).
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    The companion to the New York Times bestseller The Virgin Diet brings the groundbreaking health and weight loss program into your kitchen. With more than 150 delicious and practical recipes, THE VIRGIN DIET COOKBOOK is designed to show you how to incorporate anti-inflammatory, healing foods into your diet to reclaim your health and reset your metabolism, while avoiding the 7 foods that are most likely to cause food intolerance. These tasty, easy-to-make recipes are free of gluten, soy, dairy, eggs, corn, peanuts, and sugar and artificial sweeteners. With mouthwatering suggestions for breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert and snacks, you'll lose weight fast while enjoying what you eat!. THE VIRGIN DIET COOKBOOK will also help you to stock your kitchen, provide delicious substitutes for common ingredients, and offer easy swaps for eating out and on-the-go. more

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  • Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows: An Introduction to Carnism

    Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows: An Introduction to Carnism

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Melanie Joy PhD
    Format:   
    Publisher:   Conari Press; Reprint edition (2011, Sep 1st).
    Pages:   

    In this paperback edition is a foreword by activist and author John Robbins and a reader's group study guide. This ground-breaking work, voted one of the top ten books of 2010 by VegNews Magazine, offers an absorbing look at why and how humans can so wholeheartedly devote ourselves to certain animals and then allow others to suffer needlessly, especially those slaughtered for our consumption.Social psychologist Melanie Joy explores the many ways we numb ourselves and disconnect from our natural empathy for farmed animals. She coins the term "carnism" to describe the belief system that has conditioned us to eat certain animals and not others. In Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows Joy investigates factory farming, exposing how cruelly the animals are treated, the hazards that meatpacking workers face, and the environmental impact of raising 10 billion animals for food each year. more

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  • A Caregiver's Guide to Lewy Body Dementia

    A Caregiver's Guide to Lewy Body Dementia

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Helen Buell Whitworth MS BSN
    Format:   Paperback
    Publisher:   Demos Health; 1 edition (2010, Oct 1st).
    Pages:   312

    Received a 2012 Caregive Friendly Award from Today's Caregive Magazine Although Lewy Body Dementia is the second leading cause of degenerative dementia in the elderly, it is not well known or understood and is often confused with Alzheimer' Disease or Parkinson's. The Caregivers Guide to Lewy Body Dementia is the first book ot present a thorough picture of what Lewy Body Dementia really is. A Caregivers Guide to Lewy Body Dementia is written in everyday language, and is filled with personal examples that connect to the readers' own experiences. It includes quick fact and caregiving tips for easy reference, a comprehensive resource guide, and a glossary of terms and acronyms.This is the ideal resource for caregivers, family members, and friends of individuals seeking to understand Lewy Body Dementia. more

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  • Breast Cancer Journey: The Essential Guide to Treatment and Recovery

    Breast Cancer Journey: The Essential Guide to Treatment and Recovery

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Ruth O'Regan MD (Editor)
    Format:   Paperback
    Publisher:   American Cancer Society; Third Edition, Third edition edition (2013, Nov 1st).
    Pages:   500

    An information-packed yet concise book from the cancer experts at the American Cancer Society gives you everything you need to know about breast cancer. more

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  • The Trigger Point Therapy Workbook: Your Self-Treatment Guide for Pain Relief

    The Trigger Point Therapy Workbook: Your Self-Treatment Guide for Pain Relief

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Clair Davies NCTMB
    Format:   Paperback
    Publisher:   New Harbinger Publications; Third Edition edition (2013, Jul 1st).
    Pages:   368

    Trigger point therapy is one of the fastest-growing and most effective pain therapies in the world. Medical doctors, chiropractors, physical therapists, and massage therapists are all beginning to use this technique to relieve patients’ formerly undiagnosable muscle and joint pain, both conditions that studies have shown to be the cause of nearly 25 percent of all doctor visits.This book addresses the problem of myofascial trigger points—tiny contraction knots that develop in a muscle when it is injured or overworked. Restricted circulation and lack of oxygen in these points cause referred pain. Massage of the trigger is the safest, most natural, and most effective form of pain therapy. Trigger points create pain throughout the body in predictable patterns characteristic to each muscle, producing discomfort ranging from mild to severe. more

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  • The Piccolo Chef Cookbook: Healthy Cooking with Your Kids

    The Piccolo Chef Cookbook: Healthy Cooking with Your Kids

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Tina Fanelli Moraccini
    Format:   
    Publisher:   iUniverse; 1 edition (2013, Jul 8th).
    Pages:   

    Piccolo Chef was founded by two super-busy moms with full-time jobs. The inspiration behind it: their children. The Piccolo Chef Cookbook is no ordinary recipe collection. It is the fruit of four years of award-winning cooking classes, workshops, and camps at Piccolo Chef, the leading cooking school for children and teens in Los Angeles. more

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  • The Wild Medicine Solution: Healing with Aromatic, Bitter, and Tonic Plants

    The Wild Medicine Solution: Healing with Aromatic, Bitter, and Tonic Plants

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Guido Masé
    Format:   Paperback
    Publisher:   Healing Arts Press; Original edition (2013, Mar 24th).
    Pages:   328

    Restoring the use of wild plants in daily life for vibrant physical, mental, and spiritual health • Explains how 3 classes of wild plants--aromatics, bitters, and tonics--are uniquely adapted to work with our physiology because we coevolved with them • Provides simple recipes to easily integrate these plants into meals as well as formulas for teas, spirits, and tinctures • Offers practical examples of plants in each of the 3 classes, from aromatic peppermint to bitter dandelion to tonic chocolate As people moved into cities and suburbs and embraced modern medicine and industrialized food, they lost their connection to nature, in particular to the plants with which humanity coevolved. These plants are essential components of our physiologies--tangible reminders of cross-kingdom signaling--and key not only to vibrant physical health and prevention of illness but also to soothing and awakening the troubled spirit. more

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