Saturday, January 31, 2009

101 Reflections on Tai Chi Chuan or The Rough Guide to Running

101 Reflections on Tai Chi Chuan

Author: Michael Gilman

Discover the remarkable health and spiritual benefits of Tai Chi, with this user friendly motivational pocket guide.

Interesting textbook: Surviving Mental Illness or Instructions for Geriatric Patients

The Rough Guide to Running, Vol. 1

Author: Lloyd Bradley

The Rough Guide to Running will propel you ahead of the pack with a power brew of reliable guidance and inspirational tips. The guide includes the basics from good running technique, goal setting and motivation to schedules, preparation and how to deal with injuries and strains. You’ll find the low-down from our team of professional runners, coaches, health experts, including a nutritionist and an osteopath as well as the best advise on running shoes, clothes, accessories and gadgets, and where to buy them. They’re all covered, from fun runs and charity runs to clubs, competitive racing, marathons and best running events around the world. Whether you have already notched up many miles or are a beginner taking your first steps in this addictive pastime, you need this book.

Stay ahead of the pack with The Rough Guide to Running!

Table of Contents:
Meet the panel: The Rough Guide To Running's resident experts     2
Why run?: An introduction     5
Getting Started
Starting off: Should I be running? Will I look stupid? What should I eat?     13
Running gear: Shoes that fit, baby buggies, global positioning, the best bras     41
Before and after your run: Warming up, cooling down, stre-e-e-tching     75
One Foot in Front of the Other
Big steps forward: Striding, posture, muscle power, hill running     93
The engine room: Heart, lungs and carbohydrate metabolism     107
Putting in the miles: Training techniques, strength workouts, crosstraining, logs     117
Run safe: Personal safety, rural running, weather warnings     135
Injury time: You'd be surprised how dangerous running can be     145
Running for Real
Second-stage motivation: Beat the blahs and re-energize your running     185
Goooaaal(s)!: How to set them, how to reach them and what to do next     193
Wanna race?: Getting ready to race, with your head as well as your feet     201
Age? Nothing but a number: Run further, live longer     219
Girl power!: Run through the month and during and after pregnancy     227
The big 26.2: Everything you need to know to run your first marathon     235
Let's speak Runglish: A handy glossary ofrunners' jargon     252
Index     256

Friday, January 30, 2009

Indirect Procedures or Making the Brain Body Connection

Indirect Procedures: A Musician's Guide to the Alexander Technique

Author: Pedro De Alcantara

Written by an experienced professional musician and teacher of the Alexander Technique, this volume is the first to deal specifically with the application of the Technique to music-making. Introducing the musician to the principles and procedures evolved by F. M. Alexander (1869-1955), the book contains practical advice related to all areas of musical activity, from technique, sound production, and interpretation, to daily practice, rehearsal routines, and the mitigating of stage fright and health problems.

Book about: Women of Academe or HRD Trends Worldwide

Making the Brain/Body Connection: A Playful Guide to Releasing Mental, Physical and Emotional Blocks to Success

Author: Sharon Promislow

Making the Brain Body Connection is one of the top 100 best selling books in Cognitive Psychology, and has been embraced by the mass market and professionals alike for its playful, yet effective, approach to changing behavior, enhancing performance & increasing learning potential. Based on the latest neuroscience this international best seller provides a comprehensive array of techniques, pulled from eastern and western health practices, to help you feel better, be more effective and deal with life changes easily & effectively. The book culminates with the 10 Step Change Process, providing a strong framework for working through any personal issue effectively. Making the Brain/Body Connection gives readers a clear understanding of the elements necessary to achieve permanent change in how they feel and perform, and a template that can be used to deal with all aspects of their life. A practical and completely refreshing way to approach the mind-body connection, this book is designed and cartoon illustrated for brain friendly reading and quick reference.

March 1999 -

"Vancouver Kinesiologist Sharon Promislow offers effective strategies for relieving stress, boosting attention and optimizing performance."

March 1999 - Maclean's magazine

"Vancouver Kinesiologist Sharon Promislow offers effective strategies for relieving stress, boosting attention and optimizing performance."

What People Are Saying

"..a fun and informative collection of philosophy, attitude tips and stressbusting info...The ways to better cope."
newspaper, October 1998

John Thie
"A clear and fun introduction to the basic principles of holistic wellbeing. Improve how you feel and perform."
Dr., founder of Touch For Health

Candace Pert
"enthusiastically recommend Sharon's .... delightfully simple introduction to the new physiology, the interface between our emotions, body mind and spirit."
PhD author of Molecules of Emotions, May 15, 2005

Noel Wright
"Given the complexity of the subject, the writing is admirably clear, light touch and understandable to the lay reader.."
North Shore News, September 1998

Wayne Topping
"Simple yet powerfully effective strategies for anyone wishing to reduce stress and regain the joys of living. A must have!"
Dr., Author of "Success Over Distress"

Raleigh Philp
"This book is very easy to read and chocked full of good applications."
Adjunct Professor, Graduate School of Education and Psychology, Pepperdine University

The Vancouver Province
"..a fun and informative collection of philosophy, attitude tips and stressbusting info...The ways to better cope."
newspaper, October 1998

Paul & Gail Dennison
"This book... a good choice for people of any age who are exploring the power of movement to enhance learning."
authors of Brain Gym, May 14, 2005

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Shaking up Parkinson Disease or Molecules at an Exhibition

Shaking up Parkinson Disease: Fighting like a Tiger, Thinking like a Fox

Author: Abraham Lieberman

This book explains Parkinson's disease--how it's recognized, what causes it, who gets it, when and how to get help, and much more.

Library Journal

It is estimated that 1.2 million people in North American have Parkinson's disease (PD), including actor Michael J. Fox. Lieberman, the national medical director of the National Parkinson Foundation, has written a sympathetic book aimed at answering the questions posed by patients and families dealing with this dreadful disease. He covers anatomy and chemistry changes, diagnostic tests, the autonomic nervous system, and how PD affects the body and the mind. Especially good is the section on anxiety and depression as a biological rather than a psychological symptom of the disease. Lieberman explains PD symptoms, considering why they occur, what can be done medically to treat them, and steps the patient can take to alleviate them. He also details the drugs and surgery used to treat the disease and lists disorders that can mimic PD. Finally, Lieberman offers questionnaires that will help patients measure personal mobility, emotion, quality of life, and more. Though some readers may find the religious quotes off-putting, this book's readability and concrete tips make it better than William Weiner's Parkinson's Disease (LJ 5/15/01). An excellent addition to consumer health collections. Janet M. Schneider, James A. Haley Veterans' Hosp., Tampa, FL Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.

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Molecules at an Exhibition: Portraits of Intriguing Materials in Everyday Life

Author: John Emsley

What ingredient in Coke can remove rust from chrome? What is the bitterest substance on earth? What is the worst smelling one? In this entertaining tour of chemistry, John Emsley answers these and many other questions as he illuminates the materials that make up our world. Dozens of lively articles explore such well-known molecules as water, oxygen, and glass; versatile plastics like polypropylene, polystyrene, and polyurethane; even "elements from hell" such as Sarin (a lethal nerve gas). With no formulas, equations, or molecular diagrams to baffle the non-expert, each piece blends history, science, and anecdote, with many intriguing facts added to the mix.
"The world of chemistry has never been made as entertaining," writes Nobel Prize-winning chemist Roald Hoffmann. Indeed, this book will fascinate everyone curious about the chemicals in the foods we eat, the clothes we wear, and the air we breathe.


The worst smell in the world comes from methyl mercaptan; phosphoric acid (an ingredient in Coke) can remove rust from chrome; and phenylethylamine (PEA) is the feel-good molecule in chocolate<-->just a few of the curious facts found in science writer and chemistry professor Emsley's gallery. Blending history, science, anecdote, and intriguing facts, he discusses curious molecules in food, molecules that can help and harm the young, detergents, high-tech materials, molecules in the environment, and molecules from hell. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

What People Are Saying

Carl Djerassi
"Emsley is the ultimate guide to a chemical Louvre: always making you wish for more!"

Roald Hoffman
"The world of chemistry has never been made as entertaining as in this readable guide to a living museum."

Table of Contents:
A quick guide to things large and small
Gallery 1Nearly as nature intended: An exhibition of some curious molecules in the foods we eat
Gallery 2Testing your metal: An exhibition of the metals which our body must have
Gallery 3Starting lives, saving lives, screwing up lives: An exhibition of molecules that can help and harm the young
Gallery 4Home, sweet home: An exhibition of detergents, dangers, delights and delusions
Gallery 5Material progress and immaterial observations: An exhibition of molecules that make life a little easier
Gallery 6Landscape room: environmental cons, concerns and comments: An exhibition of molecules that stalk the world
Gallery 7We're on the road to nowhere: An exhibition of molecules to transport us
Gallery 8Elements from Hell: An exhibition of molecules that are mainly malevolent
Book list
AppMolecular portraits on display in Molecules at an Exhibition

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Your Miraculous Back or Arthritis of the Hip and Knee

Your Miraculous Back: A Step-By-Step Guide to Relieving Neck and Back Pain

Author: Gerald M Silverman

Many of us complain about our "bad back," but this book argues that our backs are, without exception, amazing examples of bioengineering, capable of dramatic feats of strength, flexibility, and support. The epidemic of chronic, debilitating back pain that millions of Americans struggle with is really a manifestation of the culture we live in: sedentary lifestyles, inadequate rest, and a lack of focus on extending range of motion despite the presence of pain.

The book starts with a user's guide to the human back that explains the physiological function of this remarkable system of bones, joints, and connective tissue. Then it describes the kinds of pain that can occur in each of these systems so that you can design a recovery program that is right for your particular situation. The book works to debunk the myth that back pain is permanent or the result of damage to parts of the back system. Instead, it offers a progressive set of range of motion and stretching exercises. If practiced regularly and patiently, the techniques in the book will bring relief to anyone suffering from persistent pain in the neck and back.

Library Journal

With similar but contrasting approaches to back pain, these books identify back problems, evaluate various treatments, and suggest exercises for alleviating discomfort. Winter (orthopedic surgery, Univ. of Minnesota) and Bach (coauthor, ShapeWalking: Six Easy Steps to Your Best Body) begin by sharing remedies they claim should help 80 percent of back pain sufferers if done correctly. They proceed to a brief discussion of the causes of back pain and an evidence-based evaluation of surgical and nonsurgical treatments. A great deal of the book describes how to negotiate the medical system, e.g., how to choose the right medical providers and treatments and how to deal with physical therapists and insurance companies. Living Well offers excellent advice on doing your own research and becoming a strong self-advocate. A set of appendixes includes an annotated bibliography of books and web sites, a glossary, and a list of references. Chiropractor Silverman goes into greater detail regarding the causes of back and neck pain (Winter and Bach do not cover the neck in their evaluations) and includes a chapter on the healthy spine. He cites various causes of back pain-cultural, muscle, disk, and joint-discussing treatments and preventative measures. According to Silverman, psychological factors are more accurate in predicting cases of lower back pain than physical ones. His book features a chapter of success stories, information on myths and misconceptions, helpful "Think Back" sections concisely summarizing each chapter, and a bibliography. Living Well excels at describing what back pain sufferers can do to alleviate existing pain and how to navigate the healthcare system when a condition warrants medical treatment. Miraculous Back helps in understanding the physical and cultural causes of back pain and underscores prevention over treatment. Both books are recommended.-Elaine M. Lasda Bergman, Healthcare Assn. of New York State, Rensselaer Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Interesting textbook: Students for a Democratic Society or Crime and Detection

Arthritis of the Hip and Knee: The Active Person's Guide to Taking Charge

Author: Ronald J Allen

A comprehensive, easy-to-understand handbook that empowers you, the patient, to take control and become actively involved in decision-making, medical treatment, and rehabilitation.

  • Causes, treatment options, and disease progression
  • Advice on living with osteoarthritis
  • Pre-operative therapies
  • Surgery: preparation for, costs and benefits, options, procedures, and improved techniques
  • Post-operative therapy
  • Exercise and physical therapy
  • Advice on living with an implant
  • The future of care for arthritis
  • 100 photographs and illustrations showing exercises, movements, before-and-after x-rays, implants

A collaborative effort of three key people - the patient who had both of his hips replaced by the age of 45, the orthopedic surgeon who performed the operation, and the physiatrist who supervised rehabilitation following the patient's second hip surgery. Each contributes unique insights into physical therapy for and the medical treatment of osteoarthritis.

Library Journal

In the United States, arthritis is the leading cause of disability, resulting in over 350,000 joint replacements annually. Orthopedist S. David Stulberg and rehabilitation physician Victoria Brander (both of Northwestern Memorial Hosp. Rehabilitation Inst. in Chicago), along with patient Allen (a lawyer), have collaborated on this comprehensive patient handbook, which discusses the basics of arthritis, alternative therapies, joint replacement, and the frontiers of research. The book also reflects the change in thinking regarding the level of physical activity advised for arthritis patients. More importantly, it fills a gap in the literature by outlining a step-by-step process from preparing for surgery through recovery. The book is well organized and clearly written, with numerous black-and-white illustrations. Exercises are easy to follow, and the authors make the requisite caveat to consult a therapist. Following the medical information, Allen presents his own perspecive and experience and addresses aspects of surgery and recovery sometimes minimized by professionals. Recommended as an inexpensive addition to healthcare collections targeting patient education needs surrounding arthritis or joint replacement surgery.--Lisa McCormick, Jewish Hosp. Lib., Cincinnati

Monday, January 26, 2009

Prediabetes Wake up Call or Illustrated Yoga

Prediabetes Wake-up Call: A Personal Road Map to Prevent Diabetes

Author: Beth Ann Petro Roybal

With prediabetes at epidemic levels, millions of people are being told by their doctor to take personal action now, before it's too late. Prediabetes Wake-Up Call provides the newly diagnosed patient with detailed information about the threat of type 2 diabetes while explaining the lifestyle changes that will lower the risk of prediabetes developing into diabetes.

Prediabetes Wake-Up Call describes the facts about diabetes and includes assessment checklists and charts to help readers identify areas of relative risk. Then the author details specific strategies to address each risk factor, including weight management, exercise, and food choices, plus less-obvious strategies such as formulating new attitudes towards healthy living. Written for a lay reader, Prediabetes Wake-Up Call offers guidance, sets goals, and provides the reassurance necessary for readers to start getting healthier today.

Book review: Somersize Chocolate or Understanding Your Health with Powerweb and OLC Bi Card Package

Illustrated Yoga (Maran Illustrated Series)

Author: Staff of maranGraphics

Produced by the award-winning maranGraphics Group, Maran Illustrated Guide to Yoga is a valuable resource for all readers, regardless of age or fitness level. Instead of describing the myriad ways to perform each pose, Maran Illustrated Guide to Yoga shows you the best way, while the full-color photographs and clear, step-by-step instructions walk the reader through each pose from beginning to end. Thorough topic introductions and useful tips provide additional information and advice to enhance your yoga experience and help meet your individual needs. Maran Illustrated Guide to Yoga is packed with essential information including warm-up poses, breathing exercises, seated poses, chair poses, standing poses, bends, relaxation poses, practice sequences and much more. This book is an invaluable guide for beginners who wish to familiarize themselves with the basics of yoga without having to participate in classes, or as a refresher course for individuals wishing to become reacquainted with yoga. Maran Illustrated Guide to Yoga costs less than the price of one private yoga lesson and will be a permanent resource that can be accessed at any time.

Table of Contents:
Chapter 1Yoga Basics
Introduction to Yoga4
Types of Yoga6
What is Hatha Yoga?8
Benefits of Yoga10
Yoga Clothes and Props12
Creating a Yoga Environment14
Finding a Yoga Class15
Yoga and Relaxation16
Yoga and Meditation18
Yoga and Your Lifestyle19
Yoga and Pregnancy20
Yoga for Children22
Yoga for Seniors23
Muscular System24
Skeletal System26
Introduction to Poses28
Tips for a Great Yoga Practice30
Chapter 2Yoga and Breathing
Introduction to Breathing34
Breath Awareness Exercise36
Abdominal Breath37
Three Part Breath38
Chapter 3Warm-Up Poses
Neck Stretches42
Shoulder Stretches44
Arm Stretches46
Prayer Pose48
Spinal Roll49
Spinal Rocking50
Rock the Baby52
Leg Raises54
Pelvic Tilt56
Little Boat Pose58
Little Boat Twist60
Windmill Pose62
Gate Pose64
Pigeon Pose66
Squat Pose68
Chapter 4Seated Poses
Staff Pose72
Easy Pose74
Bound Angle Pose76
Half Lotus Pose78
Lotus Pose79
Cow Face Pose80
Seated Side Bend82
Simple Twist84
Seated Half Spinal Twist86
Seated Boat Pose88
Thunderbolt Pose90
Hero Pose92
Chapter 5Seated Forward Bends
Easy Pose Forward Bend96
Bound Angle Forward Bend97
Head to Knee Pose98
Seated Forward Bend100
Seated Wide Angle Forward Bend102
Seated Yoga Mudra Pose104
Child's Pose106
Chapter 6Chair Poses
Seated Mountain Pose110
Chair Hip Stretch112
Seated Knee to Chest Pose113
Chair Forward Bend114
Chair Twist116
Chapter 7Standing Poses
Mountain Pose120
Five Pointed Star Pose122
Goddess Pose123
Crescent Moon Pose124
Chair Pose126
Warrior I Pose128
Warrior II Pose130
Side Angle Pose132
Triangle Pose134
Chapter 8Standing Balancing Poses
Stork Pose138
Dancer Pose140
Tree Pose142
Standing Hand to Toe Pose144
Eagle Pose146
Half Moon Pose148
Chapter 9Standing Forward Bends
Right Angle Pose152
Standing Forward Bend154
Standing Wide Angle Forward Bend156
Standing Forward Bend Twist158
Side Angle Twist160
Pyramid Pose162
Triangle Twist164
Standing Yoga Mudra Pose166
Rag Doll Pose168
Chapter 10Table Poses
Table Pose172
Side Cat Stretch173
Cat Stretch174
Extended Cat Stretch176
Table Balancing Pose178
Lunge Pose180
Thread the Needle Pose182
Plank Pose184
Eight Point Pose186
Downward-Facing Dog Pose188
Chapter 11Back Bends
Standing Back Bend192
Sphinx Pose194
Cobra Pose196
Upward-Facing Dog Pose198
Front Lying Boat Pose200
Half Locust Pose202
Locust Pose204
Bow Pose206
Bridge Pose208
Fish Pose210
Inclined Plane Pose212
Camel Pose214
Chapter 12Inversions
Legs Up the Wall Pose218
Half Shoulderstand220
Plow Pose224
Chapter 13Reclined Poses
Reclined Leg Stretch228
Reclined Head to Knee Pose230
Raised Knee to Chest Pose232
Reclined Thigh-Over-Thigh Twist234
Knee Down Twist236
Reclined Bound Angle Pose238
Chapter 14Relaxation and Restorative Poses
Relaxation Pose242
Crocodile Pose244
Supported Reclining Hero Pose246
Chapter 15Yoga Practices
Creating a Personal Yoga Practice250
Seated Warm-Up Sequence252
Reclined Warm-Up Sequence254
Standing Warm-Up Sequence256
Beginner Sun Salutation258
Sun Salutation262
Beginner Practice 1266
Beginner Practice 2270
Chair Yoga Practice274
Relaxation Practice278
Stress Management Practice282
Intermediate Practice286
Strengthening Practice290

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Big Book of Low Carb Recipes or Health Science and Ordinary Language

Big Book of Low-Carb Recipes: 365 Fast and Fabulous Dishes for Sensible Low-Carb Eating

Author: Nicola Graimes

Low-carb diets are hugely popular, but many mistakenly include any kind of food so long as it's carb free. The Big Book of Low-Carb Recipes provides over 350 recipes that avoid common pitfalls of low-carb diets. These recipes include healthy fats, like those found in fish oils and avocados, which have been proven to reduce cholesterol and improve the heart. The book also demystifies the glycemic index, showing how this potent tool is key to eating the right carbs necessary to lose weight. The latest entry in the popular Big Book series, The Big Book of Low-Carb Recipes provides perfect recipes for a low-carb lifestyle.

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Health, Science, and Ordinary Language, Vol. 110

Author: Lennart Nordenfelt

This book is a contribution to the current philosophical discussion on the nature of health and illness. It contains a comparative analysis and reevaluation of four influential contemporary theories in this field. These are the biostatistical theory of Christopher Boorse which represents the mainstream thinking in medicine, and three versions of a holistic and normative understanding of health and illness which are the theories of Lawrie Reznek, K. W. M. Fulford, and Lennart Nordenfelt. In this unusual volume of assessment, Nordenfelt critically reexamines his own theory, and George Khushf and K. W. M. Fulford contribute critical responses.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Body of Compassion or Stories of Family Caregiving

Body of Compassion: Ethics, Medicine, and the Church

Author: Joel James Shuman

In The Body of Compassion, Joel Shuman presents new theological treatment of contemporary bioethics, weaving together personal experience, a critical treatise on bioethics, and an exploration of a Christian theological alternative. This book is sure to be of interest to ethicists, medical professionals, and everyone who is troubled by the conflicts between science and religion.

Library Journal

Religion and ethics instructor Shuman's first book is the latest entry in Westview's ever-intriguing "Radical Traditions" series. Using examples from literature and personal experience, Shuman constructs an interesting case for the primacy of compassion--Christian compassion--in the delivery of healthcare. The standard of moral rectitude he sets for caregivers may seem impossibly high, but his work will be instructive and provocative for many readers. For most collections. Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.


Shuman (theological ethics, Duke U.) weaves personal experience, contemporary bioethics, and a Christian theological alternative into his treatment. Taking his grandfather's lonely end in a sterile hospital as a goad, he explores how modern medicine has distanced itself from people as living being. He also explores various approaches to bioethics of the past 20 years and finds that each has failed due to the lack of a theological concern for the body that places it in a larger context. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Table of Contents:
List of Credits
1Before Bioethics: The Moral Paradox of Modern Medicine1
2The "Birth" of Bioethics: Scientific Expertise and the Justification of the Modern Project47
3After Bioethics: Toward a Christian Theology of the Body and Its Goods79
4Beyond Bioethics: Caring for Christ's Body113
Afterword: Awaiting the Redemption of Our Body - Life and Death in the Meantime157

See also: Connaissances Interpersonnelles dans les Organisations

Stories of Family Caregiving: Reconsiderations of Theory, Literature, and Life

Author: Poirier and Ayres

This interdisciplinary book explores the experiences of women and men who provide long-term, life-sustaining care to family members. Family caregiving has historically been perceived as the overwhelming and frequently onerous duty of beleaguered and/or saintly women. Although this portrait may apply to some situations, overall this predominately upper middle-class, white image of the "angel in the house" is limited and dangerously stereotypical. This book brings a narrative approach to the subject through stories from fiction and autobiography and from interviews with the family caregivers that explore their experiences in all their contradictions, hopes, and fears. The authors examine the narratives of family caregiving, as related in literary accounts and interviews, and the theories of care in feminism and nursing. They also consider the foundations on which these theories rest and challenge health professionals to think contextually about both theories and stories.

Friday, January 23, 2009

The Perricone Prescription or Paradox of Plenty

The Perricone Prescription: A Physician's 28-Day Program for Total Body and Face Rejuvenation

Author: Nicholas Perricon

The Perricone Prescription explains the rock-solid laboratory research behind Dr. Nicholas Perricone's revolutionary anti-aging theories, giving you the knowledge and the tools to fight aging from the inside out while at the same time decreasing the likelihood of heart disease, cancer, diabetes, arthritis, and a host of other degenerative diseases.

Step by step, Dr. Perricone guides you on the road to improved health and looks and increased well-being, providing:

  • a three-day "jump start" diet
  • the 28-day Perricone Program of meals, exercise, and skin care
  • delicious, nutritious, easy-to-follow recipes
  • the latest news in topical applications, supplements, and age-defying technology
  • and much more!

Publishers Weekly

Perricone (The Wrinkle Cure), a professor of dermatology at Yale Medical School, believes that relatively simple changes in eating can effect dramatic changes in physical appearance and well-being. He has created a month-long program broken up into daily menus as well as a more restrictive three-day regimen designed to produce immediate results. Perricone's guiding principle, which he explains in some depth, is to reduce inflammation at the cellular level, which, he believes, causes the skin to age and is also linked to degenerative disease. Perricone suggests that protein and some fat is essential for everyone. He is particularly keen on the benefits of fish. Certain foods high in carbohydrates cereals, breads, bananas are taboo in this plan because of their high glycemic index; they cause a spike in blood sugar and prompt the body's insulin response, which stores rather than burns fat and causes inflammation. Perricone also recommends an exercise regimen, and nearly a third of the book is devoted to a discussion of antioxidants, vitamin supplements and creams. Some may question his nutritional theories, and others may find the diet difficult to stick to, with its almost total restriction of starchy foods. Still, Perricone is a proponent of Barry Sears's The Zone, and readers who have followed that book and Perricone's own bestselling earlier volume will probably appreciate this one. Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.

Table of Contents:
1Dr. Perricone's Three-Day Nutritional Face-lift7
2The Inflammation-Aging Connection17
3The Wrinkle-Free Diet30
4Anti-inflammatory Supplements for Smooth and Radiant Skin74
5Topical Anti-inflammatories for Reversing and Preventing Signs of Aging110
6Go for the Glow: The Antiaging Power of Exercise141
7Dr. Perricone's 28-Day Wrinkle-Free Program172
8The Ageless Future: Developing Technologies205
ARecipes for the Perricone Program219

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Paradox of Plenty: A Social History of Eating in Modern America (California Studies in Food and Culture)

Author: Harvey Levenstein

In this sweeping history of food and eating in modern America, Harvey Levenstein explores the social, economic, and political factors that have shaped the American diet since 1930.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

The Hepatitis C Handbook or Ultimate Reiki Touch

The Hepatitis C Handbook

Author: Matthew Dolan

This definitive guide explains clearly what Hepatitis C is, outlines the course of the disease and the associated symptoms, and describes how it is transmitted. The author discusses available treatments as well as lifestyle changes that may help. Extensive sections on herbs, vitamins, and nutritional supplements are also included.

What People Are Saying

Naomi Judd
To read this book is to help gain a sense of control and involvement in defeating hep C. As a proponent of Integrative Medicine, I applaud the book's inclusion of holistic therapies. This is a comprehensive and well written book that I highly recommend.
— (Naomi Judd, R.N., National Spokeswoman for the American Liver Foundation)

John Tindall
Excellent reading, filled with many ideas and thought-provoking concepts which will help all involved with this health issue....
— (John Tindall, Chinese Medicine Specialist)

Geoff McCaughan
I recommend the book to patients, those who support patients, and to health-care workers, including hepatologists.
— (Dr. Geoff McCaughan, AW Morrow Gastroenterology and Liver Center, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital)

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Ultimate Reiki Touch

Author: Paula Horan

Exposes the root cause of stress and all disease, and supplies the tools for successful stress management with the help of the Usui System of Natural Healing.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Right Brain Left Brain Reflexology or A Womans Story

Right Brain/Left Brain Reflexology

Author: Madeleine Turgeon

This self-help guide helps you identify right- or left-brain dominance, and suggests color, sound, and pressure-point techniques to bring both sides into balance.

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A Woman's Story

Author: Annie Ernaux

"A stunning, emotional testament...that may move some readers to think of their own mothrs, even in a way they hadn't before."

Annie Ernaux's mother has just died. She is the only child, so it is up to her to make the final arrangements. And it is up to her to remember the proud, vibrant, intense, and difficult woman who once was her mother before age and illness vanquished her. A poignant recollection of a mother's life in France before and after the war, this woman's story can only be known in part. Yet, in this case, that is enough.

An acclaimed bestseller in France, A WOMAN'S STORY is every women's story—a quiet jewel of a memoir, breathtaking and brilliant.


Publishers Weekly

For this Prix Renaudot-winning author, childhood was not just a time of life but a cottage industry. A trilogy of books intersect at her youth: the story of Ernaux's father, told in La Place ; her semi-autobiographical first novel, Cleaned Out ; and A Woman's Story . In this work, the woman of the title is the author's mother and the story is a brief, aching requiem for an intense but qualified relationship. Ernaux's mother (she is never named), who was born in a small town in Normandy where she saw the fruition of the ``only ambition which lay within her reach: running a grocery business,'' finally succumbs to Alzheimer's disease. This life's very commonness presents difficulties for her daughter who is both ashamed of her mother and aware of the immense difficulties the woman surmounted to give her daughter something better. ``It was only when my mother . . . became history that I started to feel less alone and out of place in a world ruled by words and ideas, the world where she had wanted me to live.'' (May)

Library Journal

Born into a working-class environment of pride and alcoholism, the woman of this story emerges strong-willed, ambitious, and full of human contradictions. She is Ernaux's mother, whose death after a harrowing decline into Alzheimer's disease compelled the best-selling French author to re-create her life. The result is a slender volume that, like its subject, discourages easy categorization. Ernaux describes it as a blend of literature, sociology, and history, but it is also a memoir, a tribute, and a healing exercise for the bereaved author-narrator. Ernaux's style shifts between detached, journalistic reportage and intimate self-analysis. Her poignant, personal novel may appeal more to readers of belles lettres--and of recovery literature--than to readers of popular fiction and biography. La Place , a companion work about Ernaux's father, is forthcoming from the publisher.-- Janet Ingraham, Spartan burg Cty. P.L., S.C.


A translation of Une femme (1988, Gallimard), in which French novelist Ernaux sparely and eloquently describes her mother's aging and death. Translated by Tanya Leslie and published by Four Walls Eight Windows, PO Box 548, Village Station, NY, NY 10014. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Chef Kathleens Cooking Thin Daybook or Beyond Add

Chef Kathleen's Cooking Thin Daybook: A 52-Week Plan to Lose Weight, Get Fit, and Eat Right

Author: Kathleen Daelemans

Cook Thin, Get Thin, Start Now!
The companion journal to the national bestseller Cooking Thin with Chef Kathleen

"Losing all the weight you want isn't boot-camp-hard, or I never would have been able to do it," says chef Kathleen Daelemans. "I didn't give up my favorite foods, and you don't have to either." Hired to cook at one of the world's most famous spas, Chef Kathleen created a slimming, healthful cuisine that drew raves from the New York Times, Bon Appétit, the Los Angeles Times, and many other publications. In the process, she herself lost 75 pounds, dropping from a size 22 to a superfit size 8.

In this 52-week planner, she gives you all the tools you need to achieve the body you deserve. Chef Kathleen's Cooking Thin Daybook is packed with no-nonsense tips, health news you can use, food facts, scrumptious recipes, and at-your-service resources.

Food: 52 fast, easy, good-for-you recipes, from Chicken and Wild Rice One-Pan Supper to Peanut Butter Truffles, plus scores of quick menus and satisfying snacks

Fun: Hundreds of rejuvenating ideas to help you fight your real enemy, boredom, and keep you laughing

Fitness: A year's worth of simple ways to burn calories

Focus: 52 weeks of private coaching, with Chef Kathleen's eyes-on-the-prize techniques

Plus plenty of space to record your daily exercise and eating habits and your weekly goals so you stay motivated and on track

Kathleen Daelemans is a frequent contributor to NBC's Today Show and the author of Getting Thin and Loving Food!

Book review: Complete Guide to Windows Server 2008 or Managing Software Requirements

Beyond Add: Hunting for Reasons in the Past & Present

Author: Thom Hartmann

Though little is known about the condition itself, Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) is becoming a part of American household vocabulary. Thom Hartmann was one of the pioneers of ADD research. With his previous books he has shown how individuals with ADD are not just "hyperactive" or "easily distracted," but actually possess highly adaptive, entrepreneurial skills - traits which served ancient hunters but which meet with resistance in modern agrarian societies. Beyond ADD deepens the discussion by showing how different people with the same diagnosis can exhibit different behaviors, ranging from hyperactivity to being withdrawn, from forgetfulness to being obsessively hyperfocused. He explores possible genetic origins and discusses how ADD-related traits may have served to further human evolution. He spotlights how modern life might contribute to ADD, from toxic environments that neurologically damages fetuses to nutritional deficiencies, a quick-fix consumer culture, and overpopulation. He documents the difficulties gifted children encounter in an educational system that does not stimulate them, and the hardships for visual learners in an auditory environment. As he discusses brain chemistry and physiology, he examines the pros and cons of the controversial drug Ritalin.

Table of Contents:
Introduction: Why We Have ADD
1ADD is Profitable for Business1
2Education and Our Children15
3Genetics and Psychology51
4Social Adaptations95
5The Stress and Toxicity of Modern Life121
6Brain Chemistry and Physiology147
7Contemporary Lifestyles and Habits171
Summary: What Is This Thing Called ADD Anyway?203
Chapter Notes205
About the Author209

Secrets of the Lean Plate Club or Gut Wisdom

Secrets of the Lean Plate Club: A Simple Step-by-Step Program to Help You Shed Pounds and Keep Them Off for Good

Author: Sally Squires

“The seasoned creator of the hot Washington Post diet column elegantly coaxes us through an eight-week balanced program for sustainable healthy weight loss that everyone can follow. Climb on board.”
– Mehmet C. Oz, M.D., coauthor of the New York Times bestseller You: The Owner’s Manual

As recent studies have shown, you can lose about the same amount of weight on any of the most popular diets out there. The problem is keeping it off. In Secrets of the Lean Plate Club, you will learn how to pick the best weight loss program, tailored to your own personal needs.

Join the millions of people who have shed pounds and kept them off with Sally Squires’ unique, ‘non-diet’ approach that will help you:

*Develop an eight-week customized, personal weight loss program

*Eat smart and move more

*Rediscover the joy of eating well with delicious recipes and healthy meals from famous chefs

*Learn how to develop healthier habits and keep your weight under control

Sally’s tools for choosing the best foods, habits, and activities can help you achieve a healthy weight and make your results stick once and for all! Secrets of the Lean Plate Club is the first and only step you’ll need to keep the weight off and to live a leaner life.

“A must-read for anyone who is serious about dropping the extra pounds.”
– Karen Miller-Kovach, M.S., R.D., chief scientific officer, Weight Watchers International Inc.

Sally Squires has a master’s degree in nutrition from Columbia University and is an award-winning, nationallysyndicated columnist with The Washington Post. Her column, The Lean Plate Club, is featured every Tuesday in HEALTH and at She lives in Washington, D.C.


Library Journal

Squires (coauthor, The Spotlight Diet for Children) reaches millions of readers through her nationally syndicated "Lean Plate Club" column for the Washington Post. With this book, she sets out an eight-week program designed to help readers learn why and how they've gained weight so that they can reverse habits. She stresses the importance of not just losing weight but keeping it off. Calorie counting, she insists, is essential, and she provides weekly food and activity goals, recipes, and exercise hints. A lot of the content here is common sense and readily available in many other diet and nutrition books, including information on mindful eating, nutrition labels, aspartame, body mass index, sleep help, carbs, and calories. Perhaps the unique value of Squires's book is the live-chat connection, where readers can find free online support for enforcing their new, healthier habits. Those with little previous dieting experience would do well to start with this book. For libraries with comprehensive nutrition collections.-Carla McLean, King Cty. Lib. Syst., Seattle Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Book review: Understanding China or The Age of Lincoln

Gut Wisdom

Author: Alyce M Soroki

Are you eating a reasonable diet, getting enough exercise and still experiencing indigestion, bloat, or other "gut distress"? Do you experience frequent knots, butterflies, tension, or more severe symptoms in your gut?That's because diet and exercise are only part of the equation-scientists are now proving what body/mind theorists have been saying all along: that the gut and brain are inextricably connected. Positive thoughts of joy, peace, and love contribute to a healthy gut. Negative thoughts of rage, resentment, and anxiety are like toxins in the gut. Gut Wisdom will help you learn how to listen to your gut to achieve total body health. Unlike other books on digestion, it is a friendly, readable, easy-to-understand guide that gives you specific procedures you can use to alleviate indigestion, irritable bowel syndrome, constipation, diarrhea, and many other common ailments.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Breath Mind and Consciousness or The Bigger the Better the Tighter the Sweater

Breath, Mind, and Consciousness

Author: Harish Johari


Modern scientists are just now beginning to understand what yogis have known for centuries--that the life force animating our physical bodies is regulated by breath, and that the breath energy is controlled by the mind. The esoteric and practical science of Swar Yoga--presented in this book for the first time in English--teaches conscious observation and control of breathing patterns to maximize energy and vitality.

Tantric Scholar and author of Tools for Tantra, Chakras, and The Healing Power of Gemstones, HARISH JOHARI brings an in-depth knowledge of ancient Hindu sciences to this discussion of breath and the yoga of balanced living. His is the first guidebook for Westerners to offer a comprehensive treatment of the subject, providing information from Sanskrit texts otherwise unavailable in the English Language. He explains the sensory network of the nose and its effect on the subtle channels of energy throughout the body, showing the direct link between the practice of conscious breathing and the electrochemical balance of the brain and nervous system. He also shows how the breath, alternating between left and right nostrils, is influenced by solar and lunar forces and how one can attune to these natural rhythms and universal laws for greater health and well-being.

Johari's mastery of Swar Yoga techniques is apparent in the broad scope of Breath, Mind and Consciousness: included are a discussion of the phases of the five elements in the breathing cycle, exercises for physical and psychic healing, the means for determining which nostril is active, and instructions for conceiving a son or a daughter.

Whilecontinuing his lifetime study and practice of tantra, HARISH JOHARI is a painter, sculptor, gemologist, and composer of Indian music.

Harish Johari (1934-1999) was a distinguished North Indian author, Tantric scholar, poet,musician, composer, artist, and gemologist who held degrees in philosophy and literature and made it his life's work to introduce the culture of his homeland to the West.

Here is a hot link to a web site dedicated to Harish Johari's work that was set up by his students.

Table of Contents:


1. The Science of Swara Yoga 

2. Swara Yoga and the Five Elements
3.  Healing and Other Applications of Swara Yoga 

4. Overview of Swara Yoga


Book about: An Introduction to Economic Dynamics or Case Studies in Organizational Communication

The Bigger the Better, the Tighter the Sweater: 21 Funny Women on Beauty, Body Image, & Other Hazards of Being Female

Author: Samantha Schoech

Getting undressed for the dreaded seventh-grade gym class. Feeling fascinated with, yet disgusted by, the fashion magazines full of perfect, unattainable bodies. Enduring the pain of a bikini wax or suffering the ramifications of overplucked brows.

Like all women, the contributors to The Bigger the Better, the Tighter the Sweater have been there and lived to tell the tale. With laugh-out-loud essays on such topics as the hell of puberty; fashion errors and triumphs; rolls, jiggles, and dimples; the positives and pitfalls of cosmetic surgery; and beauty standards across different races and cultures, readers will feel that they are sitting down with their girlfriends for a funny, honest, and thought-provoking conversation about our complex relationships with our bodies.

With smarts, wit, and style, this collection captures the double bind of beauty and body image that women contend with each day.

Pilates Pregnancy or Parched

Pilates Pregnancy: Maintaining Strength, Flexibility, and Your Figure

Author: Mari Winsor

A wonderful conditioning exercise for women of all shapes and sizes, Pilates is now recognized as one of the best overall exercises for the pregnant body as well. A low-impact and relaxing exercise regimen, Pilates doesn't divert blood flow from the growing fetus. As important, Pilates strengthens the abdominal muscles known as the "powerhouse," making it easier for new mothers to recover from childbirth and regain their pre-pregnancy waistline.Working with Dr. Uzzi Reiss, a prominent Los Angeles-based gynecologist and obstetrician, Mari Winsor has developed the first mat-based Pilates routine for pregnant women, bringing this time-efficient and highly effective means to get and stay in shape into the home. Illustrated with 100 black-and-white photographs, the exercises in The Pilates Pregnancy are gentle on the body and easy to do at any stage of pregnancy.

See also: Latin American Cooking Across the U S A or And You Welcomed Me


Author: Heather King

One woman's journey to the bottom of the bottle-and back again.

In this moving, emotionally charged, and unflinching look at alcoholism and its effects, lawyer and prominent National Public Radio writer and commentator Heather King describes her twenty-year-long descent into the depths of addiction with wit and candor. King went from a highly functioning alcoholic who managed to maintain her grip on reality to living in the lowest of dive bars, drinking around the clock and barely sustaining an existence. With help from the most unexpected source, King stopped her self-destructive spiral and changed her world for the better. This is the poignant, painfully honest, and inspirational true story of a woman who looked into the abyss, and was able to step back from the edge and reclaim her life on her own terms.

Publishers Weekly

Following a series of memoirs detailing struggles with alcoholism (Smashed; Dry), NPR commentator King chronicles her 20 years as an alcoholic before her family's intervention led to sobriety. Written with a New Englander's wry sense of humor, King recounts her childhood in a small New Hampshire town with her six siblings and her parents' struggle to support the family. Entering her teenage years during the '60s, King experimented with drugs and alcohol, slowly coming to crave "that warm, comforting glow." After seven years in college, King moved to Boston, where her alcoholism gained momentum in the city's many bars, and despite her dream to write she moved from one waitressing job to another, surprisingly getting her law degree while in a state of perpetual inebriation. King's tales from her Boston rooming house detail such wonders as the communal bathroom ("walls were splotched with blood") and the residents ("drunks, drug addicts, paranoid schizophrenics... [they] were a colorful lot"). The Bible verses that begin each chapter give an uneasy sense of impending proselytism, but not until the epilogue do readers discover King's Catholic faith. While entertaining and witty, this memoir offers no new revelations about an alcoholic's life and will mainly interest those sharing King's Northeast roots. Agent, Laurie Liss. (June) Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Friday, January 16, 2009

How to Tie a Tie or ABC of Palliative Care

How to Tie a Tie: Choosing, Coordinating, and Knotting Your Neckwear

Author: Daniel K Hall

In an era when casual Friday starts on Monday, men tend to panic on occasions that demand a tie. Help has arrived! Here are all the answers for a generation that doesn’t even know the questions about this once-standard article of clothing, such as: How easy is it to spot the difference between a cheap tie and a good one? How long should a tie be when properly knotted? What’s a rep tie, and what’s dangerous about wearing the wrong one? There’s history (the Duke of Windsor never wore a Windsor knot), shopping tips (how to test a tie’s quality), and reliable fashion advice (which patterns make the best impression), plus a chapter on knot tying. Unlike a loud tie, this makes the perfect holiday gift!

New interesting textbook: Where People Feast or Eat Smart in Indonesia

ABC of Palliative Care

Author: Marie Fallon

This brand new edition pulls together the most up-to-date information on this complex, multidisciplinary area in a practical, user-friendly manner. It deals with the important social and psychological aspects for palliative care of people with incurable diseases including quality of life, communication and bereavement issues.


3 Stars from Doody

Table of Contents:
1 The principles of palliative care.
Balfour Mount, Geoffrey Hanks, Lorna McGoldrick.
2 The principles of control of cancer pain.
Marie Fallon, Geoffrey Hanks, Nathan Cherny.
3 Difficult pain.
Lesley Colvin, Karen Forbes, Marie Fallon.
4 Breathlessness, cough, and other respiratory problems.
Carol Davis, Gillian Percy.
5 Oral health in patients with advanced disease.
Jeremy Bagg, Andrew Davies.
6 Anorexia, cachexia, nutrition, and fatigue.
Kenneth Fearon, Matthew Barber.
7 Nausea and vomiting.
Kathryn Mannix.
8 Constipation, diarrhoea, and intestinal obstruction.
Nigel Sykes, Carla Ripamonti, Eduardo Bruera, Debra Gordon.
9 Depression, anxiety, and confusion.
Mari Lloyd-Williams.
10 Emergencies.
Stephen Falk, Colette Reid.
11 The last 48 hours.
James Adam.
12 Palliative care for children.
Ann Goldman.
13 Communication.
David Jeffrey.
14 The carers.
Julia Addington-Hall, Amanda Ramirez.
15 Chronic non-malignant disease.
Marie Fallon, Joanna Chambers, Francis Dunn, Raymond Voltz, Gian Borasio, Rob George, Roger Woodruff.
16 Community palliative care.
Keri Thomas.
17 Bereavement.
Marilyn Relf.
18 Complementary therapies.
Michelle Kohn, Jane Maher.

Daredevils and Daydreamers or The Proteus Effect

Daredevils and Daydreamers: New Perspectives on Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

Author: Barbara D Ingersoll

Not so long ago, people thought attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder was a condition that only affected children— whirling dervishes who careened through life leaving a path of destruction in their wake. We now know, however, that there is a sizeable group of quiet daydreamers whose inability to organize themselves and focus on the task at hand makes it impossible for them to meet the demands of everyday life. And we know that many children with ADHD continue to have symptoms as adults. But this increased knowledge has sometimes contributed more confusion than clarification.

In Daredevils and Daydreamers, Ingersoll—one of the foremost clinicians and researchers in the field—looks at what we've learned in a decade. From obtaining a good diagnosis through the most recent, cutting edge medical and psychological solutions offered, Ingersoll's examples and research have an immediacy missing from the other books in the field. In addition, she tackles a number of peripheral issues other books ignore such as the problem of the ADHD child in adoptive families, divorced families and step-families, and she handles "real-world" issues (like soiling and bed-wetting) that others disregard.

New interesting textbook: Medical Botany or The Darkest Days of My Life

The Proteus Effect: Stem Cells and Their Promise for Medicine

Author: Ann B Parson

"The story of stem cell technologies is at once compelling, controversial, and remarkable. Part detective story, part medical history, The Proteus Effect describes early scientific discoveries that date back as far as 1740 before proceeding into the present to recount the incredible events leading to the discovery of stem cells in animal tumors, in the blood of mice, in the brains of canaries, in human embryos, and then in the skin, liver, and other organs of grown humans. It looks at the explosive potential of these special cells for the future of medicine." Ann B. Parson chronicles a scientific discovery in progress, exploring the ethical debates, describing the current research, and hinting at a spectacular new era in medicine.

Publishers Weekly

Arguably the most exciting, promising and controversial medical research being performed today explores the potential of stem cells, unique cells that, when dividing, can produce either more cells like themselves or other specialized cells, such as heart cells, skin cells and neurons. Since President Bush's highly publicized excursion into bioethics in the summer of 2001, when he limited government funding of stem-cell research, stem cells have been thrust into the public consciousness, bringing the promise of regenerative medicine and miracle cures for such conditions as multiple sclerosis, blindness, heart damage and male pattern baldness. Though most of what's written on the science and ethics of stem-cell research focuses on the cutting edge, in this study, science journalist Parson takes us through its history, ranging from 18th-century natural philosophers' discovery of seemingly immortal organisms to the exploration, two centuries later, of curious mouse tumors, called teratomas, that may unlock the secrets of the human embryo. If anything, the book is too thorough, and the never-ending succession of new scientists and new breakthroughs means that few, if any, stick in the reader's mind as particularly memorable. The real focus is the scientific process itself, with its incremental and distributed march forward. While not for the casual reader, this book will satisfy those looking to immerse themselves in the finer points of stem-cell history. Agent, Doe Coover. (Sept.) Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

Library Journal

In this engaging and well-researched account of stem-cell research, science journalist Parson (coauthor, Decoding Darkness: The Search for the Genetic Causes of Alzheimer's Disease) describes the history of regeneration, embryology, and developmental biology research. She recounts how the search for stem cells in animals eventually led to embryonic and fetal stem-cell research, which in turn brought up the myriad ethical and political problems. Parson is sympathetic to the dilemmas faced by researchers who want to study stem cells for developmental and medical reasons. While human trials are still not conclusive, Parson discusses possible medical uses for stem cell: cures for Parkinson's disease, juvenile onset diabetes, muscular dystrophy, heart disease, and many other conditions. Most current books on stem-cell research are technical, somewhat biased, or told from one point of view. Parson has presented a fair, well-rounded view of the subject. Recommended for public and academic libraries. Margaret Henderson, formerly with Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Lib., NY Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

Table of Contents:
1Plant or animal?13
2Mouse strain 12925
3The purple cell47
4Mystery in a dish67
5The embryo experiments83
6The canary's song101
7After the birth of Louise Brown123
8Monkeys to humans133
9Epic upon epic155
10Marrow to brain?179
11The art of cell replacement205
12After tomorrow235

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Control Your Depression or Fun and Games

Control Your Depression

Author: Peter M Lewinsohn

Depression is one of the most common of all psychological problems -- nearly all of us experience mild forms of it at sometime during our lifetime. But now, with this easier-to-understand edition of a bestseller that's helped thousands regain their zest for life, you too can learn to feel better without necessarily seeking professional help.

Control Your Depression first gives you a clear understanding of the nature of depression -- what it is, what it isn't, and how much is really known about this widespread problem. This valuable guide then helps you pinpoint specific areas related to your own depression: Do you have difficulty dealing with others? Do you often feel anxious or tense? Do you have troublesome thoughts? Are you unhappy at work or in personal relationships? Because not everybody experiences depression in quite the same way, you'll develop a personalized therapeutic program unique to your own situation. Through any number of proven techniques, including relaxation, social-skill enhancement, and modification of self-defeating thinking patterns, you will conquer your feelings of helplessness and alleviate the causes of your distress!

Filled with dozens of examples that clearly illustrate difficult yet essential points, Control Your Depression helps you gauge your progress, maintain the gains you make, and also determine whether you need further help. No one who has ever been immobilized by depression should be without this book.

Books about: The Story of American Freedom or True Green Work

Fun and Games: 100 Sport-Related Activities for Ages 5-16

Author: Anthony Dowson

"With more than 20 years of coaching and teaching experience, authors Anthony Dowson and Keith Morris have developed and adapted an array of activities and games from their own everyday use when teaching children. Inside you will find a range of warm-up ideas, games, skill practices and sport-specific activities to motivate children and encourage active participation." Anyone who has the responsibility of organising activities for young people will find these ideas invaluable. Useful in both planning and providing physical education lessons and recreational experiences, this book will make it easy for you to create a varied and exciting physical activity program.

Touch and Stretch or Yang Style Traditional Long Form Tai Chi Chuan

Touch and Stretch: Shiatsu for Everyone

Author: Toru Namikoshi

No more bad backs, stiff necks, or sore shoulders! Now a revered shiatsu expert shares his leisurely yet effective technique for alleviating muscular discomfort and other conditions. Combining Japanese digital pressure massage (shiatsu) with gentle stretching exercises, his system extends and limbers muscles simultaneously thus avoiding the usual muscular pains or injuries.
This invaluable book provides easy instruction for warm ups, basics, and optimal manual manipulation. A clear text and profuse diagrams cover multifold health benefits, from inducing calm to improving circulatory and nervous systems, to preventing such ailments as arteriosclerosis, insomnia, ringing in the ears, and headaches. A special section offers tips on adding fun to daily treatments. At last, you can look and feel better with a regimen that requires no special equipment and needs so little space or time it can fit even the busiest schedule.

New interesting book: Big Book of Cookies or Food of Northern Spain

Yang Style Traditional Long Form T'ai Chi Ch'uan: As Taught by Master T.T. Liang

Author: Gordon Muir

Gordon Muir began his martial arts studies at the age of twelve, followed by years of serious study of a wide variety of disciplines including judo, kyokushinkai, karate, kempo, several kung fu styles, and kickboxing. Eventually he discovered the internal martial arts, which led to t’ai chi and Master T. T. Liang, renowned teacher of Yang style. The culmination of the author’s longtime study of this style is this enlightening look at the Yang style of t’ai chi. Focusing on the revered traditional form rather than the more recently created short form, the book describes in depth the type of movement t’ai chi strives for that distinguishes it from other martial arts. Clear and concise instructions help students understand how to move in order to create internal strength. Numerous photographs and detailed descriptions showcase and simplify the movements, which include the traditional Yang stances, hand and arm positions, and moving and powering. Written in a simple, engaging style, the book is designed to help new students get started in this rewarding tradition and more advanced practitioners deepen their knowledge of it.

The New Menopause Book or Food Allergy Survival Guide

The New Menopause Book

Author: Mary Tagliaferri

Is HRT good or bad? Which herbs can you take for relief from menopause? What can you do to prevent or treat osteoporosis during the menopause years? There are so many questions these days about the right way to treat menopause. Fortunately, The New Menopause Book has the answers.

This informative book offers readers a variety of traditional and alternative options for treating their menopause symptoms. Each chapter presents a different therapeutic approach and is written by an expert in that field. These experts provide valuable insight into the problems associated with menopause and the solutions available. Expert advice from:

- GAIL SHEEHY on "the second adulthood"
- TORI HUDSON on natural hormone therapy
- MIRIAM NELSON and REBECCA SEGUIN on beating osteoporosis
- AMANDA McQUADE CRAWFORD on herbal therapy
- MARY TAGLIAFERRI on medical treatments
- ISAAC COHEN on traditional Chinese medicine
- JANIS LUFT on managing incontinence

About the Author:
MARY TAGLIAFERRI, M.D., L.Ac., is one of the founders of the Complementary and Alternative Medicine program at the University of California, San Francisco's Carol Franc Buck Breast Care Center.

Issac Cohen, O.M.D., L.Ac., is a leading authority in the field of traditional Chinese medicine and menopause treatment. He is a cofounder of the Complementary and Alternative Medicine program at UCSF's Carol Franc Buck Breast Care Center.

Debu Tripathy, M.D., is a professor of medicine and director of the Komen/UTSW Breast Cancer Research Program at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas.

Library Journal

Previously, Tagliaferri and Isaac Cohen (both affiliated with the Univ. of California, San Francisco), along with Debu Tripathy (medicine, Univ. of Texas, Dallas), discussed alternative treatments for breast cancer in Breast Cancer Beyond Convention. Here, they oversee heavy hitters in the field of women's health to present information on Western, alternative, and complementary medical treatments for the symptoms of menopause. Readers will come across chapters on traditional Chinese medicine, herbal remedies, osteoporosis, incontinence, and yoga that incorporate the latest scientific research without being technical. For example, Tagliaferri, also a licensed acupuncturist, covers hormone replacement therapy that includes an up-to-date discussion of its risks, as determined by recent clinical studies, and its benefits. Endnotes accompany all of the medical information, including the alternative treatments. With a foreword by Dean Ornish and a chapter by Gail Sheehy, this balanced book is a wonderful resource for women seeking an explanation of all their options during menopause. An excellent choice for public and consumer health libraries.-Elizabeth Williams, Washoe Cty. Lib. Syst., Reno, NV Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Go to: Signaling Goodness or TradeEnvironment and the Millennium

Food Allergy Survival Guide: Surviving and Thriving with Food Allergies and Sensitivities

Author: Vesanto Melina

Three leading authorities in dietetics, nutrition, and vegetarian cooking give invaluable advice for those with food sensitivities and their families. The authors offer a unique combination of scientific research, culinary expertise, and practical tips based on sound experience to help you plan nutritionally sound and satisfying meals. A diet free of "problem" foods doesn't have to be limiting or boring. Uncover a new world of delicious and nourishing dishes, from the familiar to the exotic, that will appeal to everyone, whether or not they have food sensitivities.

Table of Contents:
Chapter 1What Are Food Sensitivities?7
Chapter 2Creating and Maintaining a Healthy Intestinal Boundary19
Chapter 3Food Sensitivities and Various Conditions35
Chapter 4Discovering What Ails Us: Testing for Food Sensitivities65
Chapter 5Foods, Label Reading, and Alternatives75
Chapter 6Wheat and Gluten Sensitivities and Celiac Disease105
Chapter 7Living with Food Sensitivities: Feelings, Safety, and Exercise119
Chapter 8Nutrition Planning for Adults and Children129
Chapter 9Kitchen Basics and Cooking Fundamentals159
Chapter 10
Baking Basics179
Great Seasonings and Spice Mixes213
Banner Breakfasts223
Dips and Spreads239
Salads and Dressings255
Satisfying Soups297
Main Dishes307
Sauces and Gravies334
Simple Sides341
More Treats and Sweets351
Food Diary Form368
About the Authors382

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Migraines or Sound Medicine

Migraines: The Breakthrough Program That Can Help End Your Pain

Author: Alexander Mauskop

Some twenty-five million Americans suffer from migraines, those excruciating headaches that can last for hours or even days. The symptoms can include debilitating pain, extreme sensitivity to sound and light, sweats, double vision, nausea and vomiting, slurred speech, and more. Current treatments and prescription drugs fail to help millions of these patients. But now there's a safe, all-natural "triple therapy" program that can relieve the pain -- and often even prevent recurrences -- of migraines. A combination of three easy-to-find, over-the-counter supplements (magnesium, vitamin B[subscript 2], and the herb fever-few), this scientifically proven remedy was developed by Dr. Alexander Mauskop, one of the nation's leading migraine experts, and has already helped thousands.

Look this: Fabbricazione di un capo

Sound Medicine: The Complete Guide to Healing with the Human Voice

Author: Wayne Perry

We live in a world of sound, frequency, and vibration. Even our bodies are vibrational. In fact, the human voice is the most natural, organic, and unique vibrational instrument available.

As such, the power of the human voice can be harnessed to heal the body. While several books have been written on vibrational healing, vocal practices and toning, Sound Medicine: The Complete Guide to Healing with the Human Voice is the first book to focus on specific ways in which the voice can be used by anyone-healers and non-healers alike-as a safe, enjoyable and effective tool to heal not just the body, but the emotions, mind, and spirit.

Discover the natural vibrations, overtones, and harmonics within the human voice, and you can develop its innate therapeutic capabilities. In this extraordinary book, you will learn how to use your voice:
• To enhance health and wellness.
• For personal empowerment by identifying your own unique vibrational pattern and signature frequency.
• To free the body from stress, pain, and vibrational toxicity.
• To consciously create and sustain the magnetic attraction of chemistry and compatibility in personal relationships.
• As a subtle energy diagnostic or dowsing tool to measure and evaluate healthy and non-healthy energies, frequencies, and vibrations.

Sound Medicine will show you a vast array of sound healing principles, secrets, easy-to-learn techniques, and useful tips-including 48 empowering exercises. Also included is a clear and useful audio CD that explains and demonstrates the key exercises in the book.

Energy Healing for Beginners or Facial Rejuvenation

Energy Healing for Beginners: A Step-by-Step Guide to the Basics of Spiritual Healing

Author: Ruth Whit

In Energy Healing for Beginners, you will learn about such energy concepts as auras, chakras, meridians, crystals, self-healing, and sound therapy; gain the skills to manage a healing session and interpret various energy sensations; and come to understand illness from emotional, psychological, and spiritual perspectives. World-renowned healer Ruth White tells you everything you need to know about energy healing. With clear, step-by-step instructions and simple exercises, her down-to-earth guide explains for mainstream readers the exciting method of this spiritual healing and precisely what it involves. Here is the comprehensive guidebook to energy healing -- ideal for both new and more experienced healers.

Go to: George Soros on Globalization or Reflections on the Revolution in France

Facial Rejuvenation: A Total Approach

Author: David J Goldberg

The past decade has seen an explosion in non-surgical techniques that improve the quality, tone and color of aging skin. It is now through a variety of non-surgical, non-invasive approaches, often used in combination, that dramatic skin changes can be induced. This reader-friendly and unique compendium on all aspects of non-invasive facial rejuvenation shows the current approach to non-invasive facial rejuvenation. It describes when and how to use laser and laser-like technology, the variety of superficial and deep peels which can be used by themselves or in conjunction with lasers. Last but not least, it also covers the variety of dermal fillers and skin volume enhancement agents and the increasing cosmetic uses of botulinum toxin. Novices as well as experts will benefit from the wealth of experience and expert practical information of the authors who are world-renowned experts in their field.

Table of Contents:

Ch. 1 Lasers and Lights Greg J. Goodman Goodman, Greg J.

Ch. 2 Photodynamic Photorejuvenation Michael Gold Gold, Michael

Ch. 3 LED Low-Level Light Therapy Robert A. Weiss Weiss, Robert A.

Ch. 4 Botulinum Toxins Joel L. Cohen Cohen, Joel L. Kenneth Beer Beer, Kenneth

Ch. 5 Dermal Fillers Derek Jones Jones, Derek

Ch. 6 Chemical Peeling Ross M. Campbell Campbell, Ross M. Gary D. Monheit Monheit, Gary D.

Ch. 7 Mesotherapy and Injectable Lipolysis Adam M. Rotunda Rotunda, Adam M.

Ch. 8 Cosmeceuticals Zoe Diana Draelos Draelos, Zoe Diana

Subject Index 185

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

The Active Womans Pregnancy Log or The Washington Manual Allergy Asthma and Immunology Subspecialty Consult

The Active Woman's Pregnancy Log: A Day-by-Day Diary and Guide to a Fit and Healthypregnancy

Author: Suzanne Schlosberg

Modeled after the successful classic The Ultimate Workout Log, The Active Woman's Pregnancy Log is the weekly pregnancy diary for the active mom-to-be, from two of America's leading fitness writers and experts.

At last, here is a pregnancy journal that doesn't focus on shower gifts or nursery decor but on a woman's health, including her fitness, nutrition, relaxation, and general well-being. At a time when prenatal fitness is booming The Active Woman's Pregnancy Log is a woman's healthy pregnancy headquarters—a portable, one-stop source of inspiration, information, and organizational tools to keep moms-to-be feeling fit and confident and exercising wisely throughout this amazing journey. Spanning forty weeks, this day-by-day diary features:

• A quick guide to the "active" pregnancy, including how to work around symptoms, and exercises for every level through each trimester

• Eating advice to ensure baby keeps growing and mom stays healthy

• Plenty of charts, checklists, and places to record important dates, contacts, test results, and more

• Advice on how to choose proper maternity fitness gear

• A bonus section on postpartum fitness

Go to: Guidez vers l'Affichage Médical et le Codage :un Livre de Certification d'Honneurs

The Washington Manual Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology Subspecialty Consult

Author: Barbara Capes Jost

Prepared by residents and fellows with senior faculty advisors at the Washington University School of Medicine, this quick-reference manual outlines current concepts and practice guidelines in the rapidly evolving fields of allergy, asthma, and immunology. It covers both inpatient and outpatient approaches with the same front-lines practicality as the world-famous Washington Manual(R) of Medical Therapeutics. The book contains symptom-oriented and disease-oriented sections and covers both acute and chronic problems, including drug allergy, anaphylaxis, eosinophilia, immunodeficiency, and latex allergy. Appendices include commonly used allergy and asthma drugs, laboratory values for tests in immunology, and a sample schedule for perennial aqueous immunotherapy. This manual is also available electronically for handheld computers. See PDA listing for details. The Washington Manual(R) is a registered mark belonging to Washington University in St. Louis to which international legal protection applies. The mark is used in this publication by LWW under license from Washington University.

Table of Contents:
Contributing Authors
Chairman's Note
Series Preface
Key to Abbreviations
1Approach to the Allergic Patient1
2Basic Immunology Underlying Allergic Reactions and Allergic Inflammation3
3Allergic Rhinitis and Sinusitis8
5Occupational Asthma33
6Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis39
7Pulmonary Function Tests44
8In Vivo and In Vitro Diagnostic Tests for Allergy52
9Urticaria and Angioedema60
10Atopic Dermatitis66
11Allergic Contact Dermatitis74
12Ocular Allergic Diseases77
14Drug Allergy and Desensitization89
15Insect Allergy102
16Food Allergy and Other Adverse Food Reactions109
17Latex Allergy116
18Conditions Associated with Eosinophilia120
20Primary Immunodeficiency Diseases130
21Allergen Immunotherapy141
App. ADrugs Commonly Used in Allergy and Asthma148
App. BLab Values for Selected Tests in Immunology157
App. CSample Schedule for Perennial Aqueous Immunotherapy159