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Author/Actors/Director/etc.: LeAnne Campbell
Publisher: BenBella Books (2013, May 7th).
The China Study, with 850,000 copies sold, has been hailed as one of the most important health and nutrition books ever published. It revealed that the traditional Western diet has led to our modern health crisis and the widespread growth of obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and cancer. Based on the most comprehensive nutrition study ever conducted, the book reveals that a plant-based diet leads to optimal health with the power to halt or reverse many diseases.The China Study Cookbook takes these scientific findings and puts them to action. Written by LeAnne Campbell, daughter of The China Study author T. Colin Campbell, PhD, and mother of two hungry teenagers, The China Study Cookbook features delicious, easily prepared plant-based recipes with no added fat and minimal sugar and salt that promote optimal health. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Lloyd I. Sederer MD
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company; 1 edition (2013, Apr 15th).
Expert advice from the medical director of the country’s largest state mental health system and the mental health editor of The Huffington Post.More than fifty million people a year are diagnosed with some form of mental illness. It spares no sex, race, age, ethnicity, or income level. And left untreated, mental disorders can devastate our families and communities. Family members and friends are often the first to realize when someone has a problem, but it is hard to know how to help or where to turn. Our mental health “system” can feel like a bewildering and frustrating maze. How can you tell that someone has a mental illness? What are the first and best steps for you to take? Where do you go to find the right care? The Family Guide to Mental Health Care is the first comprehensive print resource for the millions of people who have loved ones suffering from some kind of mental illness. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Gwyneth Paltrow
Publisher: Grand Central Life & Style (2013, Apr 2nd).
Gwyneth Paltrow, Academy-Award winning actress and bestselling cookbook author, returns with recipes for the foods she eats when she wants to lose weight, look good, and feel more energetic.Last spring, after a particularly grueling schedule and lapse of overindulgence, Gwyneth Paltrow was feeling fatigued and faint. A visit to her doctor revealed that she was anemic, vitamin D deficient, and that her stress levels were sky high. He prescribed an elimination diet to clear out her system and help her body heal. But this meant no coffee, no alcohol, no dairy, no eggs, no sugar, no shellfish, no deep-water fish, no wheat, no meat, no soy, nothing processed at all! An avid foodie, Paltrow was concerned that so many restrictions would make mealtime boring, so, together with Julia Turshen, she compiled a collection of 185 delicious, easy recipes that followed her doctor's guidelines. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Elaine Reese
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA; 1 edition (2013, May 29th).
Family storytelling offers many of the same advantages as book reading - and some new ones - for children's language and emotional development, coping skills, and sense of belonging. Tell Me a Story: Sharing Stories to Enrich Your Child's World shows parents how telling and sharing stories about family experiences can help children grow into healthy, happy adolescents and adults. Dr. Elaine Reese outlines the techniques that work best with children of all ages, from toddlers to teens, including children with learning delays and difficult temperaments. She also tackles challenging issues such as whether children profit at all from the stories that they experience through TV, movies, and video games; how storytelling differs from daughters to sons; and the best ways to continue to share family stories with children after a separation or divorce. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Howard Jacobson
Publisher: BenBella Books; 1 edition (2013, May 7th).
New York Times BestsellerWhat happens when you eat an apple? The answer is vastly more complex than you imagine.Every apple contains thousands of antioxidants whose names, beyond a few like vitamin C, are unfamiliar to us, and each of these powerful chemicals has the potential to play an important role in supporting our health. They impact thousands upon thousands of metabolic reactions inside the human body. But calculating the specific influence of each of these chemicals isn’t nearly sufficient to explain the effect of the apple as a whole. Because almost every chemical can affect every other chemical, there is an almost infinite number of possible biological consequences.And that’s just from an apple.Nutritional science, long stuck in a reductionist mindset, is at the cusp of a revolution. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom (Revised Edition): Creating Physical and Emotional Health and HealingAuthor/Actors/Director/etc.: Christiane Northrup M.D.
Publisher: Bantam; Rev Upd edition (2010, Jun 1st).
Quite possibly every female over the age of 12 will find this huge book enlightening, pain saving, and perhaps even lifesaving. Think of it as a much more empowering and holistic Our Bodies, Ourselves. Northrup is a gynecologist who acknowledges the power of natural therapies and herbs, but also maintains that allopathic treatments, including surgery, are sometimes best. In Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom, she covers the treatment of many physical concerns--among them PMS, menstrual cramps, breast cancer, fibroids, endometriosis, infertility, depression, childbirth, abortion, cystitis, and menopause--explaining how many of these physical problems have roots in emotional upsets. For example, a woman who is unhappy with her marriage may be infertile because deep down, she knows that her husband is not the right man to have children with; a teenager who has cramps may be having problems accepting society's expectations of her as a woman. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Treacy Colbert
Publisher: Conari Press (2013, Jan 1st).
Millions of women struggle with the symptoms of menopause. End Your Menopause Misery offers a complete 10-day self-care plan for relief from the debilitating symptoms of menopause and perimenopause. Choose what works for you. Incorporate into your daily life. Feel great right away.A psychologist and a nurse, Stephanie Bender, and medical journalist Treacy Colbert sort through all the latest medical literature and science on menopause to offer women simple, straightforward advice about their health. With this plan readers will discover how to renew their energy, lift their mood, and feel better in just 10 days. End Your Menopause Misery shows how to:Increase your energy with exerciseImprove your moodIncrease heart and bone strengthReduce and eliminate hot flashesMake informed decisions about HRT and other therapiesSleep betterRekindle your sex driveIdentify the foods that relieve symptomsBoost Your Memory End Your Menopause Misery is a quick and practical approach that gives women relief from menopause symptoms in just 10 days. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Colleen E. Carney PhD
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications; 1 edition (2013, Jun 1st).
Do you find yourself lying awake at night, ruminating about the events of the day? Do you toss and turn, worrying about what you have to do in the morning or what you did earlier in the day? If so, you are not alone. In fact, insomnia is the most common sleep disorder faced by the general population today. The most common complaint in those who have trouble sleeping is having a “noisy mind.” Sometimes, no matter how hard you try, it seems like you cannot silence all the internal dialogue. So what do you do when your mind is spinning and your thoughts just won’t stop?Accessible, enjoyable, and grounded in evidence-based cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Goodnight Mind directly addresses the effects of rumination—or having an overactive brain—on your ability to sleep well. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Tell Me the Truth, Doctor: Easy-to-Understand Answers to Your Most Confusing and Critical Health QuestionsAuthor/Actors/Director/etc.: Richard Besser
Publisher: Hyperion (2013, Apr 23rd).
"Hey, Doc--Got a Minute?"No matter where Dr. Richard Besser goes, a day doesn't go by without someone stopping him to ask that question. Often, that person is one of the millions who have come to rely on the vital information he shares on Good Morning America, World News with Diane Sawyer, and Nightline. Now, in response to thousands of inquiries from viewers, Dr. Besser has written his first book--a comprehensive health guide that will both inform and surprise as he deciphers fact from fiction for nearly seventy confusing medical questions, including:- "Should I take a daily aspirin to prevent a heart attack, stroke, or cancer?"- "If my doctors order a lot of tests, does that mean they're more thorough?" - "Do I need thirty minutes of exercise a day to stay healthy?"Recognizing the astonishing amount of misinformation that many important health decisions are based upon, Dr. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Molly Aloian
Format: Library Binding
Publisher: Crabtree Pub Co (2012, Sep 15th).
This colourful book describes the geological makeup and history of the Kalahari Desert in Africa. Covering most of Botswana, as well as portions of Namibia and South Africa, the Kalahari is not a true desert because it receives more than ten inches (250 mm) of rain each year. But the rain drains and evaporates quickly leaving no water on the surface of the red sand. Readers will learn about the variety of habitats in this vast desert system that support many different kinds of plants and animals such as springboks, giraffes, elephants, and zebras. --This text refers to the Paperback edition. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability