Saturday, December 5, 2009

Quien Dijo Que No Se Puede or Environmental Illness

Quien Dijo Que No Se Puede?

Author: Maria Antonieta Collins

Although her struggle and final victory over obesity along with the recipes that helped her conquer it dominated Dietas y Recetas de Maria Antonieta, this new blend of anecdotes, tips, and more recipes focuses on those who, inspired by Collins, are waging their own battle against obesity. As was her own daughter Adriana.

Patricia Arancibia, "Criticas" Copyright 2003 Cahners Business Information. - Criticas

After the success of her first title, Dietas y recetas de Maria Antonieta (Maria Antonieta's Diets and Recipes, Criticas, Jan./Feb. 2002), Mexico's Univision anchor Collins has published a follow-up. Although her struggle and final victory over obesity along with the recipes that helped her conquer it dominated Dietas, this new blend of anecdotes, tips, and more recipes focuses on those who, inspired by Collins, are waging their own battle against obesity. A year after appearing on Cristina Salaregui's popular TV show where she vowed to overcome her weight problems, Collins's obese daughter, Adrianna, has become an even more striking success story than her mother. Adrianna accompanies Collins on tours to promote Dietas, and has written a couple of chapters for the new book. The testimonials, along with frank confessions of setbacks, are the book's greatest strengths. Encouraging as this is, though, the rest of the book repeats information from Dietas. Once again, such Univision stars as Saralegui, who wrote the prolog, Jorge Santos, and Lily Estefan reveal their dieting secrets, and Collins recycles Dietas's tips and advice. Moreover, the book seems to have been written and released too quickly, before it could be revised and reorganized. But despite these drawbacks, Collins's kindness, directness, and sympathy make this a worthwhile read. The new book, at least, gives measurement units in pounds and feet, with their metric equivalents in parentheses-a big improvement over Dietas. Bookstores and public libraries will find many of Collins's fans among their patrons.

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Environmental Illness: Myth and Reality

Author: Herman Staudenmayer

Environmental illness: certain health professionals and clinical ecologists claim it impacts and inhibits 15 percent of the population. Its afflicted are led to believe environmental illness (EI) originates with food, chemicals, and other stimuli in their surroundings -as advocates call for drastic measures to remedy the situation. What if relief proves elusive-and the patient is sent on a course of ongoing, costly and ineffective "treatment"? Several hundred individuals who believed they were suffering from EI have been evaluated or treated by Herman Staudenmayer since the 1970s. Staudenmayer believed the symptoms harming his patients actually had psychophysiological origins-based more in fear of a hostile world than any suspected toxins contained in the environment. Staudenmayer's years of research, clinical work-and successful care-are now summarized in Environmental Illness: Myth & Reality. Dismissing much of the information that has attempted to defend EI and its culture of victimization, Staudenmayer details the alternative diagnoses and treatments that have helped patients recognize their true conditions-and finally overcome them, often after years of prolonged suffering.

New England Journal of Medicine

When all is said and done, Staudenmayer concludes that environmental illness is iatrogenic, induced in vulnerable patients by unscrupulous physicians and advocates. For him, the phenomenon represents nothing short of medical cultism, with the expected moral superiority, rigidity of thought, and contempt for scientific laws, in which much time is spent on rituals, confessions, and group testimonials. His is a courageous hypothesis and one whose testing merits our support.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Soma or The Cox 2 Connection

Soma: The Divine Hallucinogen

Author: David L Spess

The definitive work on the ancient Hindu soma rituals mentioned in the Vedas and debated by scholars for decades.

• The first book to identify the mysterious soma plant.

• A breakthrough book that reenvisions the role of psychoactive plants in religion.

Soma has been shrouded in mystery for centuries. It is simultaneously a sacred hallucinogenic plant used in secret rituals, a personified God, and an important cosmological principle. Summarizing all previous research on the subject, David Spess goes far beyond his predecessors and shows that soma provides an important key to the understanding of the earliest systemized methods of medicine, psychology, magic, rejuvenation, longevity, and alchemy. Most significant is that his intensive research provides the most compelling case yet for actual identification of the plants that served as the basis for the divine hallucinogen Nelumbo nucifera, the sacred lotus of India, as well as some members of the Nymphaea genus. 

With the renewed interest in the ritual use of psychoactive substances, shamanism, psychic phenomena, and alternative modalities of healing, Soma provides a much needed bridge between Eastern and Western esoteric traditions. Contained within the enigmatic verses about soma in the Rig Veda is a secret about ourselves and the nature of our relationship to the world and cosmos. Soma makes this knowledge available to us once again.

American Herb Association

This book comes highly recommended by Dr. Willard Johnson-my college professor of religious studies-and I second the vote for anyone interested in history, plant drugs, and the origins of Eastern Religion.

What People Are Saying

Joan Halifax
A noteworthy addition to the research on hallucinogens. (Joan Halifax, author of The Fruitful Darkness and Shamanic Voices)

Wendy Doniger
By far the most thorough survey of both the botanical and the psycho-spiritual aspects of the soma plant that I've ever seen. All I can do is congratulate the author. (Wendy Doniger, coauthor of Soma: The Divine Mushroom of Immortality)

Oscar Ichazo
Soma brilliantly completes the enquiry on the scientific and botanical aspects, as well as the anthropological and cultural development, of this very important subject. A magnificent book destined to become a classic. (Oscar Ichazo, author of Psychocalisthenics and Between Metaphysica and Protoanalysis)

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The Cox-2 Connection: Natural Breakthrough Treatment for Arthritis, Alzheimer's and Cancer

Author: James B LaVall

All of us have experienced, at one time or another, the temporary inflammation and pain of a minor injury. But those who suffer from chronic inflammation—whether the result of an injury or a biological disorder--and its coincidental pain are all too aware of the frequently crippling and debilitating effects of these conditions.

In The Cox-2 Connection, pharmacist and naturalist James B. LaValle shares a thorough overview of treatment options for a variety of disorders for which inflammation is a primary symptom—from osteoarthritis, bursitis, and fibromyalgia to rheumatoid arthritis, gout and dysbiosis. He clearly explains the physiological mechanism that leads to inflammation and pain and includes an in-depth section on pain-management strategies useful for anyone who is experiencing this discomfort, whether temporary or chronic.

Cox-2—or cyclooxygenase-2—is the key enzyme responsible for the body's inflammation and pain response in conditions such as arthritis and bursitis, and it is also linked to the inflammation that may play a significant role in the progression of Alzheimer's and cancer. The Cox-2 Connection, however, goes further than other pain management books by dealing with not only the synthetic, anti-inflammatory Cox-2 inhibitors, such as Celebrex and Vioxx, but also with their natural counterparts that have been used for thousands of years by people all over the world. The author thoughtfully evaluates the effectiveness of these inhibitors as well as their side effects and presents exciting new studies that indicate their possible role in preventing Alzheimer's and cancer.

The Cox-2 Connection is an essential and timely reference for anyone trying to understand and manage inflammation and pain and make sense of the exploding availability and potential of ways to deal with them.

Table of Contents:

The Cox-2 Connection
Natural Breakthrough Treatment for Arthritis, Alzheimer's, & Cancer 

Part 1: The Problem and Treatment
1. An Overview of Inflammation 
2. Understanding Your Anatomy: Muscles, Joints, and Bones 
3. Common Inflammatory Disorders and Causes 
4. Cox-2 Inhibitors: A Revolution in the Treatment of Inflammation 
5. The Cox-2 Connection in Alzheimer's and Cancer 
Part 2: What You Can Do
6. Natural Cox-2 Inhibitors and Other Natural Remedies 
7. Current Treatment Options 
8. A Smorgasbord of Ways to Manage Your Pain 

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Helping Students Overcome Depression and Anxiety or Sun Protection for Life

Helping Students Overcome Depression and Anxiety

Author: Kenneth W Merrell

"Depression, anxiety, and other internalizing disorders can have severe and lasting consequences for children and adolescents. This book provides clear-cut strategies for addressing these problems creatively and effectively with students in grades K-12. A concise overview of the nature, development, and course of childhood depression and anxiety is delineated, and a comprehensive assessment model is outlined. Chapters then present a wide range of empirically supported interventions that are easy to implement and readily adaptable to diverse settings. Cognitive-behavioral and psychoeducational techniques are described in jargon-free language, and numerous reproducible worksheets are included to facilitate the practitioner's day-to-day work. Other topics covered include currently available psychiatric medications for depression and anxiety, and when and how a psychiatric referral should be made."--BOOK JACKET.


Merrell (psychology, U. of Iowa) presents strategies for helping students in grades K-12 to overcome depression and anxiety. Aimed at support service professionals who work with at-risk students in school settings, the text describes a variety of intervention techniques. Coverage includes, for example, the development of internalizing problems, linking assessment to intervention, cognitive therapy techniques for depression, behavioral treatments for anxiety, social skills training, and referral guidelines. The volume also includes a section of reproducible worksheets. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Table of Contents:
About This Series
About This Book
Index of Intervention Programs and General Intervention Strategies, with Descriptions of Purpose and Developmental Level
List of Specific Treatment Techniques for Depression and Anxiety, Grouped by Program Component
1Understanding Depression and Anxiety in Children and Adolescents1
What Are Internalizing Disorders?1
Four Types of Internalizing Disorders3
Overlap of Internalizing Problems11
Students with Internalizing Problems: Three Case Studies12
2How Depression and Anxiety Develop and Are Maintained17
Development of Internalizing Problems18
Do Specific Influence Require Specific Interventions?22
The Course of Internalizing Problems: Stability and Persistence23
Consequences of Internalizing Problems24
Complications: Sorting Out Related Problems31
3Guidelines for Assessment and Intervention Planning40
What Are the Purposes of Assessment?41
A Model for Designing Assessments42
Recommended Assessment Methods45
Linking Assessment to Intervention55
From Assessment to Treatment Planning60
4Comprehensive Intervention Program for Depression64
Four Comprehensive Intervention Programs65
Which Program Is Best?75
Modifying or Designing Your Own Comprehensive Treatment Program for Depression75
5Changing Thoughts and Beliefs: Cognitive Therapy Techniques for Depression82
Cognitive Therapy for Depression: An Introduction83
Step 1: Developing Awareness of Emotional Variability85
Step 2: Detecting Automatic Thoughts and Identifying Beliefs86
Step 3: Evaluating Automatic Thoughts and Beliefs90
Step 4: Changing Negative Automatic Thoughts and Maladaptive Beliefs96
6Changing Thoughts and Beliefs: Rational-Emotive Therapy, Attribution Retraining, Learned Optimism, and Journal-Writing Strategies for Depression102
Disputing Irrational Thoughts: The RET Approach103
Self-Monitoring and Self-Control Training106
Attribution Retraining and Learning to Be Optimistic107
Writing It Down: Journal Writing as an Intervention Tool112
7Behavior Change, Emotional Education, Interpersonal Problem Solving, and Conflict Resolution Strategies for Depression117
Behavioral Interventions for Depression118
Emotional Education124
Interpersonal Problem Solving and Conflict Resolution Training132
Social Skills Training137
8Behavioral Treatments for Anxiety: Systematic Desensitization139
Overview of Systematic Desensitization140
Other Behavioral Interventions151
9Social Skills Training and Other Cognitive-Behavioral Treatments for Anxiety157
Self-Control Training for Anxiety158
Self-Instructional Training159
The "Coping Cat" Program for Anxious Youth: An Innovative, Comprehensive Treatment Approach160
The Transfer of Control Approach162
Social Skills Training164
10Finding More Help: Referral Guidelines for Mental Health Counseling, Psychiatric Medications, and Alternative Treatments171
Making Referrals for Mental Health Counseling and Psychiatric Medications172
Using Medications to Treat Children's Social-Emotional Problems: Some Basic Issues and Concerns177
Medications for Treatment of Depression180
Medications for Anxiety-Related Problems184
Alternative Interventions186
App.: Reproducible Worksheets193

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Sun Protection for Life

Author: Mary Mills Barrow

Includes information on the best sunscreens, sunglasses, and protective clothing.

From the founders of Coolibar, the only providers of sun protective products officially endorsed by the Skin Cancer Foundation, this book offers the latest information on detecting, preventing, and protecting yourself from damaging sun rays that cause cancer.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Poder Curatico de la Orina or Autism

Poder Curatico de la Orina

Author: May Ana

El uso de la orina para curación existe hace más de cinco mil años. Es una especie de panacea para aliviar muchas de las enfermedades que ha aquejado a la humanidad desde siempre. En la orina se reflejan muchas enfermdades y conociendo las propiedades de la orina y sus diferentes aplicaciones habra dado un gran paso en la prevención definitiva.

(Urine therapy has been around for more than 5000 years. Many uses and many cures can be attributed to urine therapy. Knowing the applications and proper uses is the key of this book.)

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Autism: The Facts

Author: Simon Baron Cohen

Coping with a diagnosis of autism can be a troubling and confusing experience for parents. Ignorance of this bewildering disorder can provoke difficult decision-making for parents and physicians alike. What causes autism? What happens to children with autism when they grow up? Does autism run in families? What kind of educational setting is best? In this accessible, comprehensive book, the authors have discovered the questions on the minds of parents and professionals, and have attempted to answer them. Autism is a puzzling disorder. It begins in early childhood, and disrupts many aspects of development, leaving the child unable to form social relationships or communicate in the usual way. This fascinating book explains in a clear, straightforward manner what is known about the condition. Helpful appendices identify organizations and resource providers concerned with autism. Written first and foremost as a guide for parents, but required reading for interested professionals, it covers the recognition and diagnosis of autism, its biological and physiological causes, and the various treatments and educational techniques available.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

101 Tips for Staying Healthy with Diabetes or Leaving It at the Office

101 Tips for Staying Healthy with Diabetes (and Avoiding Complications)

Author: University of New Mexico Diabetes Care Team

For those with diabetes, developing complications such as kidney disease, heart disease, and eye disease is a constant threat without proper self-care. This completely revised second edition offers the inside track on the latest tips, techniques, and strategies for preventing and treating complications.

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Leaving It at the Office: A Guide to Psychotherapist Self-Care

Author: John C Norcross

Wise, warm, and authoritative, this straight-talking guide addresses the real-world struggles that psychotherapists face in balancing their professional and personal lives. It demonstrates that recognizing and tending to your one's physical, emotional, and spiritual needs not only feels good—it also leads to more effective and ethical practice as a clinician. The book describes and illustrates 12 self-care strategies that are grounded in the authors' extensive research and clinical experience. Interwoven throughout are insights and recommendations from other master therapists, "self-care checklists," and suggestions for further reading. Lively and engaging, this is an ideal resource for a broad range of professionals and students.

Table of Contents:
Valuing the Person of the Psychotherapist     1
Refocusing on the Rewards     18
Recognizing the Hazards   Joan Laidig     35
Minding the Body     64
Nurturing Relationships     72
Setting Boundaries     93
Restructuring Cognitions   Maria A. Turkson     114
Sustaining Healthy Escapes   Rhonda S. Karg     131
Creating a Flourishing Environment     153
Undergoing Personal Therapy     167
Cultivating Spirituality and Mission     183
Fostering Creativity and Growth     197
References     207
Index     229

Monday, November 30, 2009

Bursting with Energy or Chinese Tui Na Massage

Bursting with Energy: Optimum Energy and Permanent Weight Control at Any Age, Plus a Breakthrough Test to Improve Your Energy Level, Biological Age, and Overall Health

Author: Frank Shallenberger

Decreased energy production is the single most consistent hallmark of aging. Anti-Aging specialists have always considered it to be a result of the aging process. Dr. Shallenberger's startling new research may change all that. He believes that decreased energy production is not a result of aging, but in fact is the cause of it. By maintaining youthful energy production, as you grow older, you will be able to drastically slow down the aging process.

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Chinese Tui Na Massage: The Essential Guide to Treating Injuries, Improving Health and Balancing Qi

Author: Xu Xiangcai

Provides both theory and practical technique and is ideal for professional therapists, martial artists or anyone with an active lifestyle.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

The Experience of Alzheimers Disease or Natural Sex Boosters

The Experience of Alzheimer's Disease: Life Through a Tangled Veil

Author: Steven R Sabat

At a time when the incidence of Alzheimer's Disease is increasing dramatically, this accessible account revolutionises our stereotypes of Alzheimer's patients and their care.

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Natural Sex Boosters: Supplements That Enhance Stamina, Sensation, and Sexuality for Men and Women

Author: Ray Sahelian

In recent years, science has made incredible breakthroughs in the treatment of sexual dysfunction. However, it has been found that the newly developed prescription drugs do not work equally well for everyone, and that—as the printed warnings make clear—they cannot be used without risk. Fortunately, there is an alternative. For hundreds of years, civilizations around the world have used numerous herbs, nutrients, and natural hormones to achieve the same or even greater results—and with far fewer side effects. Now, best-selling author and physician Dr. Ray Sahelian has written an easy-to-follow guide to dozens of powerful sex boosters that increase stamina, sensation, and libido for both men and women.

In this A-to-Z guide, Dr. Sahelian provides a clear discussion of each natural substance, explaining what it is, what it does, and how it is taken, and presenting the scientific data behind its claims. For men, the book covers the areas of impotency, decreased desire, and poor staying power. It also examines sexual problems related to prostate disease and treatment. For women, it looks at female sexual dysfunction (FSD), sensitivity problems, and menopause-related issues. The author has made sure to include an up-to-date resource section that provides useful websites, organizations, and product suppliers.

It is truly amazing that in this day and age, most people—including most doctors—are not aware of the many supplements that can naturally boost the sexual experience. This book provides new solutions to some very old problems.

About the Author:
Dr. Ray Sahelian obtained a bachelor's degree in nutrition from Drexel University, and completed his doctoral training at Thomas Jefferson Medical School, both in Philadelphia. He is certified by the American Board of Family Practice. A popular and respected physician and medical writer, the author is internationally recognized as a moderate voice in the evaluation of cutting-edge nutrition, herbs, and hormones. He has discussed the latest health and medical research on numerous national television programs, been cited by countless magazines, been quoted in hundreds of domestic and foreign newspapers, and reached millions of radio listeners nationwide. Dr. Sahelian is the best-selling author of Glucosamine, The Stevia Cookbook, and Mind Boosters. He currently resides in the Los Angeles area.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Healing Ministry or New Bach Flower Therapies

Healing Ministry: A Practical Guide

Author: Leo Thomas

Dominican priest Leo Thomas applies the wisdom of pastoral care to the ministry of religious healing. He does so with practical, concrete, step-by-step explanations of how to offer healing to those who are hurting. The book's goal is to show Christians--lay and ordained, Catholic and Protestant--how to minister together in a powerful way so that hurting people can experience the healing love of God who meets them in

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New Bach Flower Therapies: Healing the Emotional and Spiritual Causes of Illness

Author: Dietmar Kr mer

Dietmar Kramer, a practicing naturopath, has discovered a new approach to diagnosis and treatment with Bach Flower Remedies. New Bach Flower Therapies traces the relationships between the thirty-eight flowers in an unprecedented way. "Outer" flowers treat acute, more superficial problems, while "inner" flowers address the deep-rooted conflicts that are the source of surface symptoms. Kramer arranges the inner and outer flowers into twelve "tracks," which can be used as models for therapeutic sequences. By illustrating each track with characteristic case studies, the author shows how varying motives and causes can lead to the same symptom, yet require individualized treatment.

Kramer's work is among the few new therapeutic applications to build upon Edward Bach's work of sixty years ago and remain in tune with his wish for simplicity and ease of use. 

Diagnostic aids facilitate the correct choice of suitable remedies, including a detailed questionnaire, which allows the therapist to make the most of the patient interview. 

Table of Contents:

New Bach Flower Therapies
Healing the Emotional and Spiritual Causes of Illness

1 The Bach Flower Remedies
2 A New Classification of the Flowers
3 Inner Flowers: The Twelve Tracks
4 Larch: The Foundation Flower
5 Outer Flowers
6 Rescue Remedy
7 Discovering the Appropriate Flower
8 The Practice of Bach Flower Therapy
Appendix: Questionnaire
Resources for Bach Flower Remedies
Further Reading

Dietmar Kramer, a licensed naturopath in his native Germany, has been active as a practitioner and teacher of holistic health care since 1983. He is also the author of New Bach Flower Therapies. Click here to visit his Bach Flower web site.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Sober Kitchen or Eating Drinking Overthinking

Sober Kitchen: Recipes and Advice for a Lifetime of Sobriety

Author: Liz Scott

People in the early stages of alcoholism recovery are often sugar-addicted and nutritionally deficient. Trained chef and recovering alcoholic Liz Scott tackles these issues head on in a cookbook that pursues lifelong sobriety through building a healthy lifestyle around food.

Publishers Weekly

Alcoholics Anonymous's stress management acronym is H-A-L-T, reminding recovering alcoholics to avoid becoming hungry, angry, lonely or tired. But until now, there hasn't been a book intended to help with the hunger. A professional chef in recovery, Scott fills the void with this empathetic volume. Following an introduction to the important role food plays in recovery, Scott provides dozens of easy-to-follow recipes for each of recovery's three stages. In phase one, recipes are simple and intended to combat "years of nutritional neglect and possible extremes of eating the wrong foods or not eating at all." Sub-chapter topics include non-alcoholic beverages, quick snacks to fight hunger pains in a healthy way and treats to curb carbohydrate cravings. Throughout, Scott offers sidebars addressing alcoholic-specific issues, such as using non-alcohol-based vanilla. In phase two, Scott focuses on healthy comfort foods, with somewhat more complex recipes, such as Baked Whole Wheat French Toast with Orange Maple Glaze. Phase three concerns actively "enhancing your health and becoming a sober gourmet." Scott delves into functional foods, re-creating favorites such as chicken Marsala and black forest cake without alcohol. These recipes are appealing for anyone, but the thoughtful advice accompanying almost every entry makes them invaluable for recovering addicts in need of a nourishing diet. (Sept.) Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

Library Journal

Many people recovering from alcohol or drug addiction need extra nutrition, particularly the B vitamins. Alcoholics may have additional difficulty because many foods are prepared with wine. Despite the popular belief that alcohol in cooking is burned off, sufficient alcohol remains in these dishes to trigger a relapse. Chef Scott, herself a recovering alcoholic, has developed recipes and menus that help the addicted to navigate three stages of recovery. Phase 1 emphasizes nutrition and avoiding triggers, Phase 2 helps to form new habits that make relapse less likely, and Phase 3 works on healthy lifestyles. Scott includes succinct explanations of the related scientific points, as well as a history of alcohol in food. She also provides alcohol-free recipes for such dangerous dishes as Beef Bourguignon, Duck l'Orange, and Beer Battered Fish. Filling a gap, this well-researched and easy-to-follow cookbook is recommended for public libraries and consumer health collections.-Susan B. Hagloch, formerly with Tuscarawas Cty. P.L., New Philadelphia, OH Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

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Eating, Drinking, Overthinking: The Toxic Triangle of Food, Alcohol, and Depression--and How Women Can Break Free

Author: Susan Nolen Hoeksema

A noted expert on women and depression offers a guide to balancing women’s relationship to eating, alcohol, and overthinking

Based on extensive original research, Eating, Drinking, Overthinking is the first book to show women how they can navigate the often painful and destructive worlds of the title.

While it is widely known that women suffer from depression in disproportionately large numbers, what is less well known is the extent to which many women use food and alcohol to regulate their moods. Integrating the insights of her popular first book, Women Who Think Too Much, Yale psychologist Susan Nolen-Hoeksema has written a pathbreaking and highly readable account of the ways in which eating, drinking, and overthinking, can wreak havoc on women’s emotional well-being, physical health, relationships, and careers.

As Eating, Drinking, Overthinking reveals, the coping strategies that lead women into the “toxic triangle” can be turned around to guide them out of it. Instead of letting negative thoughts gain the advantage, Nolen-Hoeksema provides exercises to help women manage their thoughts and maintain a balanced perspective.

Publishers Weekly

Nolen-Hoeksema (Women Who Think Too Much) presents a theory that women who battle eating disorders, alcohol abuse and depression are really suffering from a single disorder for which she has coined the term "toxic triangle." The author claims to be among the first to recognize this (most experts, she says, choose one as the cause of the other two), but doesn't offer anything beyond her own observations as proof that this is true. The book's main strength is its excellent exploration of the impact of all three problems, individually and collectively, on women's lives. Eating disorders, alcohol abuse and depression affect women's relationships, careers, health and put them at risk for assault. Nolen-Hoeksema helps readers make sense of their past experiences and the genetic influences that can also make a difference, perhaps leading to a better understanding of their behavior. But she flounders between writing a clinical dissertation and penning a self-help book meant to guide readers to a solution. She constantly switches voices, speaking directly to the reader at some points and talking about the reader at others. Nolen-Hoeksema makes a provocative argument, but the book's lack of clinical research and cohesive narrative make it a tough sell. (Jan.) Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Library Journal

Many people use alcohol or food to cope when life gets difficult. Psychologist Nolen-Hoeksema (Women Who Think Too Much) believes that women in particular often combine unhealthy eating and/or drinking habits with depression-what she calls the "Toxic Triangle." As she sees it, women's tendency to overthink (i.e., to get stuck in the past by rehashing events), combined with peer pressure and media images of slender, accomplished women, can trigger the triangle and lead to misery. She proposes the following strategies for overcoming this cycle: reduce stress through meditation, keep a diary to record feelings, find substitutes for destructive behaviors, use problem-solving techniques, and build positive relationships. She also suggests that parents teach young girls to use these techniques so that they, too, will not develop toxic habits. Although the Toxic Triangle model may be new, there is nothing here that cannot be found in other self-help books. Still, the information is useful, and Nolen-Hoeksema has appeared on popular media outlets like The Today Show and CNN, so buy for demand where self-help books are popular. [See Prepub Alert, LJ 9/1/05.]-Barbara M. Bibel, Oakland P.L., CA Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Table of Contents:
1The Toxic Triangle1
2Just How Toxic the Triangle Is33
3A Woman's Place61
4Our Bodies Conspire against Us87
5Thinking Our Way into the Toxic Triangle111
6Transforming Vulnerabilities into Strengths133
7Moving toward a Healthier You163
8Channeling Our Daughters' Strengths199

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

1001 Tips for Living Well with Diabetes or Mens Style

1,001 Tips for Living Well with Diabetes: Firsthand Advice That Really Works

Author: Judith H McQuown

Diabetes is now the fourth leading cause of death in the United States, one of the nation's most expensive medical conditions (direct medical costs in 2002 were $92 billion), and nearly 1 million people will be diagnosed with the condition in the next twelve months. Now, 1001 Tips for Living Well with Diabetes assembles a trove of real-life advice from hundreds of people living successfully with type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Author and type 1 diabetic Judith McQuown has assembled tips that cover the key areas confronted daily by everyone living with diabetes, including drugs and equipment, diet and nutrition, working with your doctors, exercise, dealing with depression, and much more. Tips range from micro to macro and everything in between: "Minimize the sticking point," "Double up on your insulin," "Walk around in circles," "Ask your doctor to fax, mail, or e-mail you your test results." This book is the first-ever "1001"-format diabetes guide, full of firsthand advice that really works from hundreds of real people who are successfully managing their diabetes.

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Men's Style: The Thinking Man's Guide to Dress

Author: Russell Smith

Men’s Style is a personal and knowledgeable compendium of tasteful advice for the thinking man on how to dress and shop for clothes in a world of conflicting fashion imperatives. This sophisticated and witty book by the popular Globe and Mail columnist combines nuggets of history and the sociology of masculine attire with a practical and supremely useful guide to achieving an elegant and affordable wardrobe for work and play.

In chapters and amusing sidebars on shoes, suits, shirts and ties, formal and casual wear, underwear and swimsuits, cufflinks and watches, coats, hats, and scarves, Russell Smith steers a confident course between the hazards of blandness and vulgarity to articulate a philosophy of dress that can take you anywhere. He tells you what the rules are for looking the part at the office, a formal function, or the hippest party, and when you can toss those rules aside.

Men’s Style is supplemented throughout with fifty black-and-white illustrations and diagrams by illustrator Edwin Fotheringham.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

The Stress Free Pregnancy Guide or Pilates on the Ball

The Stress-Free Pregnancy Guide: A Doctor Tells You What to Really Expect

Author: Carol Livoti

While there is perhaps no happier time in a woman's life than the first few months of her pregnancy, it can also be stressful. Expectant mothers naturally worry about everything. Are the symptoms they are experiencing normal? Are they eating right? And most important, is their baby all right?

The Stress-Free Pregnancy Guide dispels myths and puts mothers' endless worries to rest with a healthy dose of reassuring and reader-friendly advice based on renowned obstetrician Carol Livoti's 30 years of experience in private practice. Expectant moms will discover exactly why their bodies are experiencing certain changes, what else to expect, and how to recognize any rare but real problems should they occur. From before conception through the postpartum period, the authors lead women through every step of their pregnancy with sound, practical medical advice. Filled with useful sidebars that help separate fact from fiction, and delightful anecdotes from Dr. Livoti's own practice, The Stress-Free Pregnancy Guide shows women that the most exciting time in their lives should not be fraught with unnecessary worry.

Table of Contents:
Introduction     vii
Before Conception     1
Conception     16
First Trimester: Normal     41
First Trimester: Abnormal     57
Second Trimester: Normal     73
Second Trimester: Abnormal     97
Third Trimester: Normal     116
Third Trimester: Abnormal     142
Labor: Normal     164
Labor: Abnormal     198
Delivery     220
Postpartum     239
Myths of Obstetrics     264
Conclusion     277
Index     281

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Pilates on the Ball: The World's Most Popular Workout Using the Execise Ball

Author: Colleen Craig

A unique and exciting synthesis of two highly acclaimed fitness techniques: Pilates Method and the Swiss exercise ball.

• Non-impact Pilates exercises on the ball can be adapted for all levels of ability, from fitness trainers and weekend athletes to those healing from injury or chronic back pain.

• Shows how to practice Pilates techniques without expensive equipment.

• Profusely illustrated with black-and-white photographs for maximal learning.

The Pilates Method of body conditioning is a highly effective workout technique that strengthens the body while engaging the mind. Developed in the early twentieth century by accomplished boxer and gymnast Joseph Pilates, the Pilates Method aligns the body; builds long, lean muscles; and develops core abdominal strength. Many lifestyle and fitness magazines have named Pilates the hottest workout of the decade. 

In a first-of-its-kind fusion, Pilates on the Ball merges the principles and exercises of the highly effective Pilates Method of body conditioning with the unique functions of the exercise ball, used by Olympic coaches, dancers, and athletes to fine-tune body awareness and enhance physical performance. The ball magnifies the benefits of the carefully developed and refined Pilates Method. Because maintaining balance on the ball recruits the deep, stabilizing muscles of the spine, the postural muscles are strengthened. The ball intensifies athletic performance by increasing resistance and heightening awareness of how the body moves in space. Chapters detail the Pilates principles step by step, with successive movements to challenge all levels of ability and "watch points" forcareful evaluation of your form. Intense enough to engage seasoned athletes yet accessible enough to use as an everyday exercise routine or to alleviate chronic pain, Pilates on the Ball builds strong bodies and engaged minds.

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Monday, February 16, 2009

What do Children Dream or Slaying The Mouse

What do Children Dream?

Author: Gerard Bleandonu

In this book, Gerard Bleandonu applies his expertise as an experienced child psychotherapist. With reference to case studies, he explains both the content of children's dreams and the functions they serve. This material includes drawings children have used to portray their dreams, which often shed valuable light on their meaning. In this investigative study, the author combines his psychoanalytic knowledge with recent findings in neurophysiology, which have improved our understanding of the processes governing children's dreams from the earliest days of life to the brink of adulthood. Finally, the author explores the cultural role of dreaming in mythology and literary creation.

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Slaying The Mouse

Author: Wendy Halley

When 19-year old Jason mysteriously slips into a deep coma, family members and doctors are baffled. Seeking answers, the family contacts author and shamanic healer Wendy Halley. Using the ancient practice of Shamanic Trance, Wendy begins a 9-month odyssey into the 'dreamtime' world, where she and Jason will connect in a healing journey that transcends geography, distance, and the conscious world. Slaying the Mouse: A True Story of Healing in the Spiritual Realms invites the reader into the intimate inner world of a young man struggling to understand his circumstances, and the otherworldly allies that join him in his fight.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Shiatsu for Lovers or Sexual Health for Men

Shiatsu for Lovers

Author: Nathan B Strauss

Ancient and modern healing techniques are given new life in this series of practical guides from Astrolog. Covering such diverse methods as treating the body's aura, applying the art of feng shui to the confines of a city home, and self-administering pressure point massage, these books each present a complete course of instruction with easy-to-understand terms and exercises. The methods and philosophies found in this series will easily become part of illness-prevention routines and relaxation techniques for both beginners and professional practitioners alike.

Table of Contents:
Administering Shiatsu
Everyone needs Shiatsu
After the Shiatsu treatment
How to make the most of this book
The Lung Meridian25
The Large Intestine Meridian28
The Stomach Meridian34
The Spleen-Pancreas Meridian42
The Heart Meridian48
The Small Intestine Meridian52
The Bladder Meridian57
The Kidney Meridian69
The Heart Constrictor Meridian75
The Triple Heater Meridian80
The Gall Bladder Meridian85
The Liver Meridian94
The Governor Meridian98
The Meridian of Conception105

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Sexual Health for Men: The 'At Your Fingertips' Guide

Author: C Gingell

Good sexual and emotional relationships are vitally important to all but there are many obstacles that cause frustration, misery and loss of sexual desire and potency. Up to 50% of the population over the age of 60 is impotent which they need not be if appropriate action is taken. This book answers hundreds of questions on sexual and emotional health and expert Clive Gingell shows that in very many cases, sexual problems are not insoluble and that all can achieve healthy and fulfilled sex lives. A list of organisations to contact for support and help is also included.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Vitamania or Yoga

Vitamania: Vitamins in American Culture

Author: Daniel D Appl

"Have you taken your vitamins today?" That question echoes daily through American households. Thanks to intensive research in nutrition and medicine, the importance of vitamins to health is undisputed. But millions of Americans believe that the vitamins they get in their food are not enough. Vitamin supplements have become a multibillion-dollar industry. At the same time, many scientists, consumer advocacy groups, and the federal Food and Drug Administration doubt that most people need to take vitamin pills. Vitamania tells how and why vitamins have become so important to so many Americans. Rima Apple examines the claims and counterclaims of scientists, manufacturers, retailers, politicians, and consumers from the discovery of vitamins in the early twentieth century to the present. She reveals the complicated interests - scientific, professional, financial - that have propelled the vitamin industry and its would-be regulators. From early advertisements linking motherhood and vitamin D, to Linus Pauling's claims for vitamin C, to recent congressional debates about restricting vitamin products, Apple's insightful history shows the ambivalence of Americans toward the authority of science. She also documents how consumers have insisted on their right to make their own decisions about their health and their vitamins. Vitamania makes fascinating reading for anyone who takes - or refuses to take - vitamins. It will be of special interest to students, scholars, and professionals in public health,the biomedical sciences, history of medicine and science, twentieth-century history, nutrition, marketing, and consumer studies.

Table of Contents:
List of Illustrations
Introduction: "Perhaps Your Diet Is Too Modern": The Discovery of Avitaminosis1
Ch. 1"They Need It Now": Popular Science and Advertising in the Interwar Period13
Ch. 2"To Protect the Interest of the Public": Vitamins, Marketing, and Research33
Ch. 3"Superior Knowledge": Pharmacists, Grocers, Physicians, and Linus Pauling54
Ch. 4Miles One-A-Day: The History of a Vitamin Dynasty85
Ch. 5Acnotabs: Scientific Evidence in the Marketplace109
Ch. 6"Millions of Consumers Are Being Misled": The Food and Drug Administration and Consumer Protection125
Ch. 7"Preserve Our Health Freedom": Science in Consumer Politics144
Ch. 8"Intensity" Makes the Difference: Vitamins in the Political Process158
Conclusion: Vitamania?: Vitamins in Late Twentieth-Century United States179

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Yoga: An Annotated Bibliography of Works in English, 1981-2005

Author: Daren Callahan

Millions of people practice some form of yoga, but they often do so without a clear understanding of its history, traditions, and purposes. This comprehensive bibliography, designed to assist researchers, practitioners, and general readers in navigating the extensive yoga literature, lists and comments upon English-language yoga texts published since 1981. It includes entries for more than 2,400 scholarly as well as popular works, manuals, original Sanskrit source text translations, conference proceedings, doctoral dissertations, and master's theses. Entries are arranged alphabetically by author for easy access, while thorough author, title, and subject indexes will help readers find books of interest.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Body Meaning Healing or Cultures of Taste Theories of Appetite


Author: Thomas J Csordas

Exactly where is the common ground between religion and medicine in phenomena described as "religious healing?" In what sense is the human body a cultural phenomenon and not merely a biological entity? Drawing on over twenty years of research on topics ranging from Navajo and Catholic Charismatic ritual healing to the cultural and religious implications of virtual reality in biomedical technology, Body/Meaning/Healing sensitively examines these questions about human experience and the meaning of being human. In recognizing the way that the meaningfulness of our existence as bodily beings is sometimes created in the encounter between suffering and the sacred, these penetrating ethnographic studies elaborate an experiential understanding of the therapeutic process, and trace the outlines of a cultural phenomenology grounded in embodiment.


As a Catholic fascinated by TV faith healers since childhood, Csordas (anthropology and religion, Case Western Reserve U.) studies both empirically and theoretically how religions attempt to provide meaning through healing, how individuals experience that healing, and in what ways religious and medical healing phenomena converge and diverge. All but one of the chapters have appeared elsewhere from 1988-2000. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Table of Contents:
Pt. ICharismatic Transformations9
1The Rhetoric of Transformation in Ritual Healing11
2Embodiment as a Paradigm for Anthropology58
3A Handmaid's Tale88
4The Affliction of Martin100
Pt. IINavajo Transformations139
5Ritual Healing and the Politics of Identity in Contemporary Navajo Society141
6Talk to Them So They Understand165
7The Sore that Does Not Heal194
8Words from the Holy People219
Pt. IIIModulations of Embodiment239
9Somatic Modes of Attention241
10Shades of Representation and Being in Virtual Reality260

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Cultures of Taste/Theories of Appetite: Eating Romanticism

Author: Timothy Morton

Cultures of Taste/Theories of Appetite brims with fresh material: from fish and chips to the first curry house in Britain, from mother's milk to Marx, from Kant on dinner parties to Mary Wollstonecraft on toilets. It examines a wide variety of Romantic writers: Hegel, Coleridge, Charlotte Smith, Wordsworth, Byron, Shelley and Keats, and lesser-known writers such as William Henry Ireland and Charles Piggot. It includes a look at some legacies of Romanticism in the twentieth century, such as the work of Samuel Beckett, Jean-Paul Sartre and Philip Larkin.

Cultures of Taste/Theories of Appetite is a volume of interdisciplinary essays that brings together a wide range of scholarship in diet studies, a growing field that investigates connections between food, drink and culture, including literature, philosophy and history. The collection considers the full range of social, cultural, political and philosophical phenomena associated with food in the Romantic period, reconsidering issues of race, class and gender, as well as those of colonialism, imperialism, and science. Cultures of Taste/Theories of Appetite brings two major critical impulses within the field of Romanticism to bear upon an important and growing field of research: appetite and its related discourses of taste and consumption. As consumption--in all its metaphorical variety--comes to displace the body as a theoretical site for challenging the distinction between inside and outside, food itself has attracted as a device to interrogate the rhetoric and politics of Romanticism. In brief, the volume initiates a dialogue between the cultural politics of food and eating, and the philosophicalimplications of ingestion, digestion, and excretion.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Functional Foods or Harvest for Hope

Functional Foods: Concept to Product

Author: Glenn R Gibson

From getting optimum nutrition during pregnancy to preventing osteoporosis in the elderly, consumer health consciousness spans all generations. Products like calcium-enriched milk with folic acid, cholesterol-reducing margarine, and energy sports bars are filling the grocery shelves. These "functional foods" are hot items for those concerned about their dietary intake, but do they live up to the claims, or is it just another marketing ploy? Functional Foods: Concept to Product presents step-by-step coverage of the development, from identifying, to testing, to producing, to marketing the products. By examining soft drinks, cereal and baby foods, baked goods, confectionery, dairy products, spreads, meat products, and animal feeds, it discusses modes of functional food operation such as: Vitamin and mineral fortification Cholesterol reduction Dietary Fiber Probiotics, prebiotics, and synbiotics Antioxidants Phytochemicals Herbs and botanicals Functional foods are one of the most important and exciting developments in the food industry, opening up a huge new market and transforming the relationship between food, nutrition, and health. However, manufacturers face major challenges in product development, and in substantiating and marketing health claims for this new generation of food products. An essential reference for both the food industry and health professionals, Functional Foods: Concept to Product brings together some of the leading international authorities in the field to address these challenges.


"Functional" foods can be any kind of food that has a beneficial effect on the body beyond adequate nutrition; the idea of functionality reflects a shift away from an emphasis on a balanced diet toward achieving optimized nutrition, maximizing life expectancy and quality by using food to help the body resist disease. The idea of functional foods also opens up a huge new market, and manufacturers face challenges both in developing products and in substantiating health claims. This reference for the food industry and health professionals summarizes research on the links between food and health. It also covers regulatory issues in the European Union and US and outlines the process of product development, from identifying sources of functional compounds to scaling up for commercial sales. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

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Harvest for Hope: A Guide to Mindful Eating

Author: Jane Goodall

With a firm but gentle touch, Dr. Goodall paints a global landscape in which corporations own the rainwater, patent the earth's seeds, and produce mysterious "Frankenfoods." Offering her hopeful, stirring vision, she introduces us to inspiring everyday heroes like a third-generation farmer who battled Monsanto and won; French activists who protest against genetically modified crops; and John Mackey, the founder of whole foods, who has vowed to sell only ethically raised animal products. Most valuable of all, Goodall offers simple strategies yo foster a sustainable society. By eating organic, shopping at farmer's markets, and taking other mindful measures, we can all do our part to reclain our food, our health, and our planet. And we must start now.

Publishers Weekly

Goodall, best known for her decades of work with chimpanzees and baboons, turns to the social significance of the food people eat and of how it reaches our tables. In a style that's both persuasive and Pollyannaish, her guide glides through a quick history of early agriculture, despairs of "death by monoculture" (single-crop farming), warns of the hazards of genetically modified foods and of the disappearance of seed diversity, and bemoans the existence of inhumane animal factories and unclean fish farms-the macro concerns of the environmentally conscious. On a more micro level, she focuses on what individuals can do for themselves. In a grab bag of well-intentioned bromides, Goodall counsels her readers to become vegetarians, celebrates restaurants and grocery stores that seek out locally grown produce, frets about the quality of school lunches and the pervasiveness of fast food-fueled obesity, honors small farmers and warns of a looming water crisis. Most chapters conclude with "what you can do" sections: demand that modified foods be labeled; turn off the tap while brushing your teeth. This book about making healthy choices breaks no new ground, but its jargon-free and anecdote-rich approach makes it a useful primer for grassroots activists, while the Goodall imprimatur could broaden its reach. Agent, Jonathan Lazear. (Nov. 1) Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

What People Are Saying

Paul Hawken
"A lucid, anecdote-filled introduction to the world of food, revealing how our food production affects us and how our choices affect the environment...Consider this book the shopping list for you and your children's future."

Alice Waters
"In HARVEST FOR HOPE, Jane Goodall convinces us that we should have a new relationship with food, one that is inspiring and delicious, at the same time a preservation of tradition and an act of conservation."

Bill McKibben
"Thrice a day you get the chance to change the planet. You can change it in significant ways, if you follow just some of this book's wise advice."
author of WANDERING HOME: A Long Walk Across America's Most Hopeful Landscape

John Robbins
"If you want to be newly awakened to the joy of eating, to the miracle of food, and to the power each of us has by the way we live our lives, do yourself a favor. Read a copy of HARVEST FOR HOPE. I promise you: your life will change in countless ways, all of them for the better... One of those rare truly great books that can change the world."

Deborah Madison
"If you haven't thought much about the food you eat and the choices you make (and even if you have), this is an important book to read!"

Frances Moore Lappй
"I love this book! Jane Goodall's generous, playful spirit imbues every fascinating page. HARVEST FOR HOPE is full of mind-expanding observations..a personal, tender wake-up call telling us that we can reclaim the wisdom of our bodies."

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Ethical Vegetarianism or Give Sorrow Words

Ethical Vegetarianism: From Pythagoras to Peter Singer

Author: Kerry S Walters

For vegetarians seeking the historical roots of vegetarianism, for animal rights activists and the environmentally concerned, and for those questioning their consumption of meat, here's a book that provides a deep understanding of vegetarianism as more than just a dietary decision.


Brings together primary sources on vegetarianism as a moral choice, by authors including Mohandas Gandhi, Frances Moore Lappe, Pythagoras, Albert Schweitzer, and Leo Tolstoy. Selections are arranged chronologically, from antiquity to the present, and each selection includes an introduction. Appendices overview arguments against ethical vegetarianism. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

What People Are Saying

Tom Regan
Ethical Vegetarianism offers just the right mix of 'food for thought.' The movement for a more peaceful world has for too long hungered for a book like this. Here, truly, is a volume devoted to what we eat that belongs alongside those more numerous books describing how to cook it.
— Author of The Case for Animal Rights

Table of Contents:
Introduction: Cruel Fatalities1
Pt. IAntiquity: The Kinship of Humans and Animals11
The Kinship of All Life13
Abstinence and the Philosophical Life23
On the Eating of Flesh27
On Abstinence from Animal Food35
Pt. IIThe Eighteenth Century: Diet and Human Character47
The Carnivorous Custom and Human Vanity49
Carnivorous Callousness57
They Pity, and Eat the Objects of Their Compassion61
The Dubious Right to Eat Flesh65
A Vindication of Natural Diet69
Pt. IIIThe Nineteenth Century: Diet and Compassion75
A Shameful Human Infirmity77
The World is a Mighty Slaughterhouse and Flesh-Eating and Human Decimation81
Human Beasts of Prey and Fellow-Suffering89
The Immorality of Carnivorism97
The Essence of True Justice107
Pt. IVThe Twentieth Century: Diet, Rights, and the Global Perspective113
The Humanities of Diet115
Universal Kinship127
The Unpardonable Crime135
Diet and Morality139
The Ethic of Reverence for Life145
The Moral Basis of Vegetarianism153
All Animals Are Equal165
The Right Not to Be Eaten177
An Ecological Argument for Vegetarianism189
The Pretext of "Necessary Suffering"203
Like Driving a Cadillac209
Images of Death and Life: Food Animal Production and the Vegetarian Option221
Dietethics: Its Influence on Future Farming Patterns233
Contextual Moral Vegetarianism241
The Social Construction of Edible Bodies and Humans as Predators247
App. IArguments against Ethical Vegetarianism253
App. IIAnimals and Slavery259
App. IIIAutomatism of Brutes261
App. IVWe Have Only Indirect Duties to Animals267
App. VBibliography of Antivegetarian Sources271
For Further Reading273
Sources and Acknowledgments277

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Give Sorrow Words: Working with a Dying Child

Author: Dorothy Judd

Give Sorrow Words gives an overview of children's attitudes toward death and considers the moral and ethical issues raised by treatments for life-threatening illnesses in children. In this new edition, available for the first time in the United States, Dorothy Judd draws on her increasing experiences with dying children and their parents to refine and clarify her work as presented in the earlier edition. This book helps readers to make sense out of the irreconcilable tension of embracing death as a part of life and accepting the death of a child. Through her work with Robert, a young boy dying of acute myeloblastic leukemia, Judd helps readers to see anew the need to reconcile the two tensions and to make the necessary decisions for medical care.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Aids and Mental Health Practice or Tylers Honest Herbal

AIDS and Mental Health Practice: Clinical and Policy Issues

Author: Michael Shernoff

AIDS and Mental Health Practice discusses issues that affect several different groups in order to help you understand the unique situations of your clients. You will learn how to design treatments that will be most beneficial to Latinos, intravenous drug users, orphaned children, African Americans, HIV-negative gay men, HIV non-progressors, HIV-positive transsexuals, end-stage AIDS clients, couples of mixed HIV status, and individuals suffering from HIV-associated Cognitive Motor Disorder. AIDS and Mental Health Practice will assist you in organizing effective services for these populations.


A guide to help clinicians and social workers treat mental health problems associated with HIV and AIDS, especially in clients from specific subpopulations such as Latinos, intravenous drug users, orphaned children, African Americans, HIV-negative gay men, and couples of mixed HIV status. Most of 28 contributions were originally published in , produced by the National Social Work AIDS Network. They cover both clinical and policy issues. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

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Tyler's Honest Herbal: A Sensible Guide to the Use of Herbs and Related Remedies

Author: Steven Foster

Viewing herbs from a scientific standpoint, the authors of Tyler's Honest Herbal assess our most important herbs based on available scientific information. Each write-up includes descriptive information on the source of the plant, its traditional uses, and an evaluation of the relevant and current literature which helps support or disprove intended uses of the plant. This new edition of Tyler's classic The Honest Herbal provides you with the following features not found in any of the previous editions: research and information about cat's claw, celery, garcinia, grape seed, kava, pygeum, and wild yam; what you need to know about the latest clinical trials on many bestselling herbs, including black cohosh, echinacea, garlic, ginkgo, ginseng, St. John's wort, and saw palmetto; and hundreds of new, supporting references from scientific studies on herbs and other dietary supplements.

Library Journal

Originally published as The Honest Herbal in 1982, Tyler's Honest Herbal is still the classic herbal guide for consumers and health practitioners alike, fully referenced with the latest peer-reviewed scientific data. As in previous editions, great emphasis is placed on safety concerns when taking herbs. Tyler's Herbs of Choice, a new edition of the 1994 Herbs of Choice, discusses the therapeutic application of herbal remedies for over 100 health problems. Objective and scientifically sound, it augments Tyler's Honest Herbal, although the titles do not need to be bought together. An added bonus is the useful chapter on "Herbal Regulations," as reliable and understandable information on this topic is hard to find. Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.


Updated from 1993, this reference by Tyler, noted professor emeritus of pharmacognosy at Purdue University, and Foster, a medicinal plant consultant, lists over 100 herbs by common name, offering clear botanical information and a serious evaluation of both the positive and negative features of the use of the herbs. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Virtues of Soy or Homeopathic Medicine Chest

Virtues of Soy: A Practical Health Guide and Cookbook

Author: Monique N Gilbert

Soy, often declared the miracle food of the new millennium, is the most popular and complete vegetable protein

source in the world. Nutritionally packed and extremely versatile, soy and soy-based products provide a vast array of health

benefits. Yet many people are still unsure how to use these foods in their everyday cooking. Virtues of Soy addresses this

dilemma. Discover exactly why soy products such as tofu, tempeh, textured soy protein, soymilk, miso and soy flour are good

for your health. Learn more than 169 delicious ways to incorporate these soy foods into your diet. Find out about soy's

culinary history, evolution and nutritional breakdown.

Based on solid scientific and medical research, Virtues of Soy explains how soy foods can lower cholesterol, fight heart

disease, prevent strokes, reduce hypertension, inhibit certain cancers, ward off osteoporosis, moderate menopausal symptoms,

ease PMS, regulate diabetes and control kidney disease. This guide thoroughly examines these medical conditions and

extensively details soy's influence upon them. Presented in an easy to understand question and answer format, Virtues of Soy

takes the mystery out of soy foods. It describes what the various soy products used in the recipes are, where to buy them,

how much is needed to produce positive results, and which ones are best at improving these various medical conditions.

This scrumptious collection of 169 truly tasty soy enriched recipes has simple to follow directions, and all are meat and

dairy free. These original and creative recipes range from quick and easy comfort foods to elegant entertaining cuisine, and

are perfect for anyone who wants to preserve or enhance their health. Whether young or old, male or female, vegetarian or

non-vegetarian, this book will teach you how to implement a well-balanced, heart-healthy, anti-cancer, hormone-regulating and

bone-strengthening diet. Not only is Virtues of Soy a practical health guide and magnificent cookbook, it is truly the only

comprehensive soy reference manual you will ever need!

Table of Contents:
Chapter 1Soy Culinary History & Diets2
Chapter 2Nutritional & Beneficial Compounds8
Chapter 3Heart Disease, Stroke & Cholesterol18
Chapter 4Cancer22
Chapter 5Osteoporosis29
Chapter 6Menopause & Other Female Concerns32
Chapter 7Diabetes & Kidney Disease37
Chapter 8Overview of Soy Foods40
Chapter 9Breakfast Items45
Chapter 10Breads, Pizza, Burgers & Patties55
Chapter 11Dips, Spreads, Dressings & Vinaigrettes84
Chapter 12Salads, Sandwiches & Wraps94
Chapter 13Chili & Soups107
Chapter 14Stir-Fry, Saute, Pasta & Baked Entrees121
Chapter 15Side Dishes, Gravies & Sauces154
Chapter 16Desserts, Snacks & Drinks165
Weights & Measurements Chart194

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Homeopathic Medicine Chest

Author: Ambika Wauters

Homeopathy is an ancient practice that lends itself to prompt and efficient healing of most conditions. A valuable handbook and reference guide for the novice homeopath, Homeopathic Medicine Chest combines a detailed description of homeopathy and its underlying principles with a complete guide to hundreds of homeopathic cures for common ailments including asthma, arthritis, burns, and teething. It also features step-by-step instructions for creating tinctures, determining the correct dosages, and administering remedies.

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Common homeopathic first aid and emergency treatments are the focus of Homeopathic Medicine Chest; not the usual maintenance care offered in competing books. Ambika Wauters tells how to diagnose symptoms, use homeopathy during a crisis, and how to evaluate the body's response to homeopathic remedies.

Friday, February 6, 2009

Self Help Guide for Special Kids and Their Parents or Watercress Soup Diet

Self Help Guide for Special Kids and Their Parents

Author: Joan Lord Matthews

James Williams is an SP or special person - he was diagnosed with autism during early childhood. His mother, Joan Matthews, is an NP or normal person. As James grew up, his different perception of the world and the lack of understanding from NPs created problems. Together, he and his mother met the challenges with ingenuity and humour. One day, while taking a walk, James and Joan decided to write a book of their practical solutions. The Self-Help Guide for Special Kids is that book." "Covering everything from eye sensitivity, to knowing how far away to stand from other people, to being polite when someone is crying, James' and Joan's book describes the problems that an SP may face, and the solutions which they have found to work successfully. Pervaded by their caustic humour and common sense, The Self-Help Guide for Special Kids will be invaluable to other SPs and their families both as a source of advice and a fresh and witty account of how it feels to be an SP.

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Watercress Soup Diet

Author: Marianne Dawson

This is the new dieting craze celebrities swear by. It aims to help you lose up to 10 pounds in a week while being hunger-proof, as the quantity of foods is not limited, easy to make, and low in fat. Various tips, recipes and exercise ideas are also included.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Everyday Low Carb Desserts or La Magia de la Sal y El Limon

Everyday Low-Carb Desserts: Over 120 Delicious Low-Carb Treats Perfect for Any Occasion

Author: Kitty Broihier

Imagine how much more fun and satisfying a low-carb diet would be if a rich slice of cake, a luscious piece of pie, or some chewy cookies were part of the meal plan. Now, in Everyday Low-Carb Desserts, nutritionist Kitty Broihier offers readers the long awaited chance to satisfy their sweet tooth with over 120 sensational low-carb treats. Broihier has created innovative low-carb versions of all the traditional favorites—including cheesecake, peanut butter cookies, pumpkin pie, tiramisu, and chocolate mousse—without sacrificing any of the great flavor, and offers dozens more recipes that are sure to wow even the choosiest dessert lover. Everyday Low-Carb Desserts' recipes cover the full spectrum of desserts, from cakes, cookies, and fruit concoctions to pies, tarts, and puddings, and includes a special section with fabulous holiday creations that will impress even those not eating low-carb. With helpful baking and preparation tips and nutritional breakdowns for each recipe, Everyday Low-Carb Desserts is an essential addition to every low-carber's cookbook collection.

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La Magia de la Sal y El Limon: 400 Usos Para la Sal y El Limon

Author: Patty Moosbrugger

An indespensible guide to saving time and money with two ingredients found right in the kitchen!

From laundry and kitchen cleaning to beauty and first aid, lemon and salt provide inexpensive, environmentally safe, and convenient alternatives to harsh, chemical-laden products. La Magia de la Sal y el Limón explains hundreds of ways to use salt and lemon everyday, including how to:

  • Remove coffee, tea, and wine stains
  • Soften new jeans
  • Make age spots disappear
  • Deflea your dog
  • Reduce fevers
  • Make your own hairspray
    La Magia de la Sal y el Limón also features a fascinating overview of lemon and salt in history, a compilation of recipes for sauces, salads, enticing entrées, desserts, and more, and even sound advice on how to choose the best lemons and find the best salt. Only a real sourpuss would fail to get a kick out of discovering the many ways to make the most of the lemons and salt sitting in the kitchen right now.

    ¡Una guía indispensable para ahorrar tiempo y dinero con dos ingredientes que todos encontrarán en su cocina!

    Desde la lavandería y la limpieza de cocina, hasta la belleza y los primeros auxilios, la sal y el limón nos proveen de alternativas poco costosas, seguras para el medio ambiente y convenientes para evitar el uso de productos cargados de químicos.
    La Magia de la Sal y el Limón les brinda cientos de consejos para usar la sal y el limón, incluyendo:
  • Quitar manchas de café, te y vino
  • Suavizar sus jeans nuevos
  • Quitar las manchas de la edad
  • Espulgar al perro
  • Bajar la fiebre
  • Hacer su propia laca para el cabello
    A todos les interesará descubrir éstas y otros cientos de formas de ahorrar tiempo y dinero usando la sal y el limón. La
    Magia de la Sal y el Limón
    : 400 usos caseros para la sal y el limón nos da también una panorámica interesante y entretenida de la sal y el limón en la historia, una compilación de recetas para salsas, ensaladas, entradas tentadoras, postres y muchas otras recetas ricas y sabrosas.

    Table of Contents:
    Nota de la autoraVII
    El Pasado Y El Presente Del Limon1
    Como Obtener El Mayor Provecho De Los Limones13
    Los Limones: Sus Usos Alternativos En La Casa23
    En la cocina27
    En la lavanderia41
    En el armario de la limpieza46
    Para la limpieza del bano54
    Para la belleza57
    Para la salud65
    Para la diversion de los ninos74
    Por toda la casa76
    El Aceite De Limon81
    El Sabor A Limon: Recetas Favoritas Con Limon87
    Una Breve Resena Historica De La Sal135
    La Supersticion Y LA Sal149
    La Sal: Sus Usos Alternativos En La Casa159
    En el botiquin162
    Para la limpieza del bano169
    En el armario de la limpieza171
    En la cocina179
    En la lavanderia185
    En el garaje189
    En el patio de la casa191
    En la playa194
    Para la diversion de los ninos195
    Por toda la casa200
    Los Inesperados Usos Diarios De La Sal205
    Salados Favoritos: Recetas Para Platos Con Sal211
    Museos Y Otros Lugares Interesantes Relacionados A La Sal Alrededor Del Mundo245
    Tabla de conversion de medidas metricas y centigrados261
  • Wednesday, February 4, 2009

    Complete Idiots Guide to Quitting Smoking or Venus in the Dark

    Complete Idiot's Guide to Quitting Smoking

    Author: Deborah Kleinman

    You're no idiot, of course. You know smoking is bad news. It can cause lung cancer, heart problems, respiratory ailments— not to mention what it does to your teeth. The Complete Idiot's Guide to Quitting Smoking has the tips, strategies and advice you need to give up cigarettes for good. Learn how to set goals, identify and break smoking habits, choose nicotine patches and medications, design a long-term health plan, find support networks and deal with stress and depression— without lighting up.

    Table of Contents:


    1. So, You're Thinking About Quitting Smoking.
    This Book's for You. Why Is It So Hard to Quit Smoking? The Truth About the Health Effects of Tobacco. Quitting Smoking Is Good for You at Any Age. Other Benefits of Quitting. Your Reasons to Quit. Are You Really Ready to Quit Smoking?

    2. Why You Smoke: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly.
    The Good Things About Smoking. The Bad Things About Smoking. Why You Smoked in the First Place. Why You Smoke Now.

    3. Are You Addicted?
    Revisiting the Three Battles of Addiction. Habit—Grab It and Break It. Nicotine—Naughty or Nice? Those Mind Games. You Are Not the Only One. Now You're the Researcher.

    4. Don't Leave the Past Behind.
    Looking Backward. Why You Tried. What Worked. What Didn't Work. Relapse.

    5. Spit and Chew.
    Smokeless Tobacco. Health Effects of Smokeless Tobacco. Smokeless Tobacco Is Addictive. The Advantages of Quitting Smokeless Tobacco. Are You Ready to Quit Smokeless Tobacco? How to Quit Smokeless Tobacco.

    6. Puffing Away on Cigars and Pipes.
    Stogie Aficionado. Are Cigars Really That Different from Cigarettes? Cigars and Addiction. Regulation. Pipes. Are You Ready to Quit Cigars or Pipes? How to Quit Cigars and Pipes.


    7. Patch Things Up.
    Know the Limits. Hindsight Is "20/20." Nicotine Replacement Therapies. Nicotine Patches. I'll Try the Combo Platter.

    8. More Useful Medications to Help You Quit.
    Nicotine Gum. Nicotine Nasal Spray. Nicotine Inhaler. Trading Places. Bupropion. The Old "Double Whammy."

    9. Programs and Support Groups.
    Structured Quit-Smoking Programs and Support Groups. Our Picks. Smokenders. How to Pick a Support Group or Program.

    10. Less Traditional Tools of the Trade.
    Hypnosis. Acupuncture. Herbal Medicine. Aromatherapy. The Power of Imagery. Meditation. Future Trends. Lots More.

    11. A Cigarette Is Born.
    Tobacco's Historical Beginnings. Ladies and Gentlemen, We Give You the Cigarette. Tobacco Starts as a Plant. The Making of a Cigarette. Inside the Research Labs.

    12. The "Q" Team.
    Danny. Alisa. Warren and Judy. Becca. A Tight Pack.

    13. The Master Plan: Designing Your Personal Cessation Program.
    Customizing Your Quit Approach. Motivation and Commitment: The Keys to Success. Let's Start Dating. A Helping Hand. I'll Have One of These and Two of Those. Self-Sabotage: The Smoker Inside. Class Break.


    14. The Seven-Day Countdown to Q-Day.
    Day Seven—Commit to Quit: Getting the Word Out. Day Six—a Jar of Kick-Butt. Day Five—Cutting Down or Beefing Up? Day Four—Money to Burn on the Good Things in Life. Day Three—Preparing Your Environment. Day Two—Focusing on the Goal. Day One—Twenty-Four Hours and Counting! Class Break.

    15. Ready, Set, Go! It's Time to Kick Butt!
    It's Quitting Time. Quitting with a Smoker in Your House. Taming the Craving. The Tools of Prevention. Class Break.

    16. The Twenty-Four-Hour Check-In.
    Congratulations, You Survived! Recognize and Celebrate Your Success. Withdrawal and the Process of Recovery. Benefits of Quitting: The First Twenty-Four Hours. Urge Management in a Nutshell. Standardize Your Action Plan. Fine-Tune Your Strategic Plan. Time for Goodies! Class Break.

    17. Forty-Eight Hours of Success and Planning for the Weekend.
    Forty-Eight-Hour Self-Assessment. Regrouping After Common Mishaps. Planning Out the Weekend. Trying New Things. Class Break.

    18. Celebrating One Week Smoke-Free!
    Taking a Look at Your First Week of Quitting Smoking. Choose Your Subheading! Assessing Your Master Plan. Relapse Prevention Kit. Handling the Unexpected High-Risk Situation. Customizing Your Commit to Quit Contracts. Class Break.


    19. Are You Depressed or Anxious?
    What Is Depression? Get Tested Here. How to Handle Depression from Quitting. What Is Anxiety? Class Break. How to Handle Anxiety Caused by Quitting.

    20. To Gain Weight or Not To Gain Weight, That Is the Question.
    Get the Skinny. Gaining Weight When You Quit. How Not to Gain Weight. Vitamins Shouldn't Smoke.

    21. Let's Get Physical.
    The Benefits of Exercise. Only the Best Will Do. There's More Than One Type. Getting Ready. Pump Yourself Up. How Boring! Home Alone. Class Break.

    22. Getting a Grip on Stress.
    What Is Stress? Road Signs. Stress and Cigarettes. Go to the Source. The Little Things. Stress Busters.

    23. Let's Talk About It: Groups and Chats.
    What's a Computer? Sites That Help You Quit. The Grammy Section. Sites for Kids. More Stuff.


    24. Smoke and Mirrors.
    Their Side of the Story. The Truth and Nothing but the Truth. Too Much Television Is Bad for Your Eyes. Kid Stuff. What the Documents Say. What's Being Done About It.

    25. Keeping an Eye on Your Kids.
    It's an Open Door. The $100,000 Questions. Now What? Is Your Kid Addicted? How to Help Them Quit.

    26. Slips and Relapses.
    Get Rid of 'Em. Playing Detective. Quitting One Step at a Time. The Temptations. Class Break.

    27. The Road Ahead: Long-Term Goals for Total Health.
    A False Sense of Security. Supporting Yourself. Recognizing Your Progress. A Watchful Eye. Class Break. Where They Ended Up.

    28. Troubleshooting Guide: Tips for Overcoming Obstacles to Quitting.
    Living with a Smoker. Feeling Depressed. Gaining Weight. I'm Losing My Motivation. I Can't Stop Thinking About Cigarettes. Holiday Time. My Friends and Family Don't Understand.


    A. Glossary of Terms.
    B. Quit-Smoking Resources.

    New interesting textbook: Mediterraneo or Shelley and the Revolution in Taste

    Venus in the Dark: Blackness and Beauty in Popular Culture

    Author: Janell Hobson

    Western culture has long been fascinated by black women, but a history of enslavement and colonial conquest has variously labeled black women's bodies as "exotic" and "grotesque." In this remarkable cultural history of black female beauty, Janell Hobson explores the enduring figure of the "Hottentot Venus."

    In 1810, Saartjie Baartman was taken from South Africa to Europe, where she was put on display at circuses, salons, and museums and universities as the "Hottentot Venus." The subsequent legacy of representations of black women's sexuality--from Josephine Baker to Serena Williams to hip-hop and dancehall videos--continues to refer back to this persistent icon. This book analyzes the history of critical and artistic responses to this iconography by black women in contemporary photography, film, literature, music, and dance.