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  • The pH Miracle: Balance Your Diet, Reclaim Your Health

    Forget counting calories, fat grams, and cholesterol. Forget blood pressure, blood sugar, and hormone levels. The single most important health measurement is the pH level in your blood. Now, The pH Miracle unlocks the surprisingly crucial role pH balance plays in weight loss. How acidic or alkaline your blood is (pH levels) directly affects your health and is controlled by diet.

    For example, if the blood becomes overly acidic from eating too much of the wrong kinds of food — wheat, bananas, meats, and cheese — it can lead to weight gain, diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and more. The Youngs’ program includes over 50 recipes and explains which foods to eat, which to avoid, and which supplements can help on the way towards optimal health and weight loss. In just weeks, readers will find they have more energy and a stronger immune system, and will have shed pounds and inches.

  • It’s Not About the Hair: And Other Certainties of Life and Cancer

    Culled from the author’s years of knowing, comforting, supporting, and treating cancer patients, Debra Jarvis’ book is a heartfelt ode to both her own experiences with cancer — both as a chaplain in a cancer clinic, and as a cancer patient herself — and to those who share them. Exploring both the spiritual and personal aspects of cancer, as well as the social and cultural views of health, disease, life, and death, Jarvis’s account speaks to the uncertainties, fears, and overall process inherent in dealing with the disease. She writes with great honesty, humor, and wisdom, and the overall effect is one that both charms and moves the reader.

  • Suzanne Somers’ Eat Great, Lose Weight

    ‘Years ago, Suzanne Somers lost the chance to appear on a hit television series because she was “too chunky.” That missed opportunity started her on a “diet roller coaster,” trying all kinds of diets. Now Somers believes that diets and deprivation do not help people lose weight in the long-term. In Eat Great, Lose Weight, she explains the food-combining plan she calls “Somersizing”: eliminate “funky foods” such as sugar (“my body’s greatest enemy”) and white flour; eat fruits alone on an empty stomach; eat proteins and fats with vegetables and without carbohydrates; eat carbohydrates with vegetables and without fat.
    Sommers presents 113 recipes that certainly don’t resemble a traditional diet and might make a weight-loss expert’s hair curl, such as Crispy Fried Eggplant and Mozzarella Finger Sandwiches, Flourless Cheese Souffle (with butter, eggs, cream cheese, and Gruyère cheese), and Grilled Pepper Steak with Herb Butter (trim the fat from the meat, but add both butter and olive oil). There’s no nutritional breakdown, so you can’t count fat or calories. Somers admits that “many experts will argue that food combining is a myth,” but she says it works for her, and she credits it with trimming her down to 116 pounds, even though she eats “more than ever

  • Fundamentals of Foods, Nutrition and Diet Therapy

    This book has consistently been used by students studying the first course in Food Science and Nutrition. In several universities, diet therapy topics have been added in the curricula of this course. Therefore, diet therapy has been added in this revision, with a hope of meeting the changing needs of the readers in this area. The revised edition incorporates topics which are related to useful subjects, like nursing, education, art, social sciences, home science, medical and paramedical sciences, agriculture, community health, environmental health and pediatrics etc. The book is intended to be an ideal textbook encompassing the following aspects: Introduction to the Study of Nutrition Nutrients and Energy Foods Meal Planning and Management Diet Therapy Various modifications have been done along with clear illustrations, charts and tables for visualised practical knowledge. Each chapter is presented in a clear style with an understandable approach. Appendices include abbreviations, food exchange lists, recommended dietary allowances for Indians and food composition tables. A glossary is also available at the end for clear understanding. Other useful informations is given, regarding the food and dietary habits according to the age and height of males/females. We hope this textbook would fulfil the goal of promoting nutrition for a disease-free society. About the Authors Sumati R. Mudambi received her M.Sc. (Biochemistry) from Mumbai and Ph.D. (Foods and Nutrition Biochemistry) from University of Wisconsin. She has got teaching experience at Indian Universities (Delhi, Mumbai and Kerala) and Nigeria (Nsukka and Ibadan). Presently, she is involved in preparing more books in the areas of Nutrition and Food Science. M.V. Rajagopal

  • Dr. Atkins’ New Diet Revolution

    The phenomenal #1 bestseller–on the New York Times “bestseller list for an extraordinary SIX YEARS–Dr. Atkins’ New Diet Revolution “is still the safest, easiest, most effective weight-loss program available! You’ve tried all the rest–from the Beverly Hills Diet to the South Beach Diet–Atkins is the proven one, the weight-loss plan that works!”

  • After the Baby’s Birth: A Woman’s Way to Wellness : A Complete Guide for Postpartum Women

    The first few weeks and months after a baby’s birth can be a wonderful and confusing time. While trying to discover the best ways to care for their child, new (and experienced) mothers often neglect their own health. It is essential, however, that mothers pay as much attention to their own wellness as they pay to their baby’s health and happiness during this crucial time. In a completely revised and updated edition of AFTER THE BABY’S BIRTH, childcare and women’s-wellness expert Robin Lim guides mothers through the best methods of mother and baby postpartum care, including parental nurturing, breastfeeding, the role of the father, nutrition, and early sensory education. Focusing on natural and wholesome practices, AFTER THE BABY’S BIRTH is a sensitive, practical guide to post-pregnancy health.

  • From This Moment On: A Guide for Those Recently Diagnosed with Cancer

    So, it’s official. You’ve been diagnosed with cancer. And from this moment on your life will never
    be the same. No matter how much others may wish to help, you alone must initiate the journey. This is the first step.

    From This Moment On offers its hand to anyone dealing with cancer.

    Following a positive cancer diagnosis,you may feel overwhelmed and uncertain about the future. From This Moment On walks you through the stages of illness, treatment, and recovery. It shows you how to accept and move through your anxiety or pain; to gain a sense of control; to find people who can help; and, most important, to decide how you want to live the rest of your life.
    Open the book to any page and find something of value. Soak up its wisdom in an hour. Or return to it again and again for encouragement and solace.

    From This Moment On will prove a calm and forthright companion on one of life’s most challenging journeys. Cancer is an ordeal, but it is also an opportunity. Exactly what kind of opportunity will be up to you.

  • Men’s Health Total Fitness Guide 2009

    Men’s Health Total Fitness Guide 2009

  • The perfect solution to absolutely everything

    The collected columns of San Francisco columnist (and humorist) Art Hoppe, mid-1960s, with satirical looks at the culture and politics of the period, notably the foibles of the politician Hoppe called El Beejay

  • How to Care for Aging Parents

    The best and bestselling book of its kind. Originally published in 1995, How To Care For Aging Parents, won a Books for a Better Life Award, and was praised as an indispensable book (AARP) and a compassionate guide of encyclopaedic proportion (The Washington Post). It also catapulted its author, Virginia Morris, to national prominence as a recognized eldercare authority on Oprah, Good Morning America, CNN, CBS, and other media. Nine years later, and the need for the book is mushrooming. Virginia Morris responds with a completely revised, up-to-date new edition. Expanded from 450 to over 650 pages, it covers all the emotional, legal, financial, medical, and logistical issues in caring for the elderly. There are new sections on expanded housing options, alternative therapies, balancing career and care giving, and dealing with difficult parents. It covers the biggest change in care giving – the newfound independence of seniors and benefits of healthy aging-and the reverse: Three chapters are dedicated to caring for parents with Alzheimers.

  • Curing Fatigue

    An easy-to-use reference guide explains how to replace fatigue with energy and lists the basic and hidden causes of fatigue while outlining the Fatigue Fighter’s Diet and a thirty-day high-energy program.

  • No Sweat: Fashion, Free Trade and the Rights of Garment Workers

    Are you aware that the T-shirt or running shoes you’re wearing may have been produced by a 13-year-old children working 14-hour days for 30 cents an hour? The clothing sweatshop, as a recent string of media exposés has revealed, is back in business. Don’t be fooled by a label which says the item was made in the USA or Europe. It could have been sewed on in Haiti or Indonesia—or in a domestic workshop, where conditions rival those in the third world. The label might tell you how to treat the garment but it says nothing about how the worker who made it was treated. To find out about that you need to read this book. No Sweat will show you:

    How Michael Jordan earned more for endorsing Nike running shoes than the company’s 30,000 Indonesian workers get between them in a year.

    How Disney CEO Michael Eisner’s annual pay and stock options, worth $200 million, are paid for out of profits from the sale of Pocahontas and Hunchback of Notre Dame T-shirts made by Haitian teenagers working for less than $10 per week and force-fed contraceptive pills.

    How companies like the Gap and Wal-Mart (producer of the Kathie Lee Gifford line) have been forced into embarrassing concessions after successful campaigning by the New York-based National Labor Committee, the American garment workers union UNITE and the European-based Clean Clothes Campaign.

    How you can join the growing global campaign of consumer groups, human rights activists, and international labor organizations to close down sweatshops and guarantee basic rights for those who cut and sew our clothes.

    In hard-hitting words and pictures, No Sweat surveys the chasm between the glamor of the catwalk and the squalor of the sweatshop.

  • The Prostate Answer Book: Remedies And Cures For Every Man And What Your Doctor Doesn’t Tell You About Surgery

    From prostate infections to prostate cancer, this book answers all the questions you ever had about the prostate. Find out what you need to know to keep it healthy, as well as how to handle common prostate problems.
    Written using the latest prostate research and thoroughly reviewed by one of the leading medical specialists on prostate problems, this book will guide you through all possible treatments for prostate problems, including natural remedies, drugs, and surgery. You’ll also find up-to-date coverage on all the newest tests and treatments for prostate infections, enlarged prostates, and prostate cancer.

    The Prostate Answer Book also provides easy-to-understand information on issues critical to men concerned with the health of their prostates, including sex and bladder control. Over 35 illustrations will help you understand exactly what’s going on in your prostate.

  • How to Be Sick: A Buddhist-Inspired Guide for the Chronically Ill and Their Caregivers

    This life-affirming, instructive, and thoroughly inspiring book is a must-read for anyone who is–or who might one day be–sick. And it can also be the perfect gift of guidance, encouragement, and uplifting inspiration to family, friends, and loved ones struggling with the many terrifying or disheartening life changes that come so close on the heels of a diagnosis of a chronic condition or even a life-threatening illness.
    The author, who became ill while a university law professor in the prime of her career, tells the reader how she got sick and, to her and her partner’s bewilderment, stayed that way. Toni had been a longtime meditator, going on long meditation retreats and spending many hours rigorously practicing, but soon discovered that she simply could no longer engage in those difficult and taxing forms. She had to learn ways to make “being sick” the heart of her spiritual practice and, through truly learning how to be sick, she learned how, even with many physical and energetic limitations, to live a life of equanimity, compassion, and joy. Whether we ourselves are sick now or not, we can learn these vital arts of living well from How to Be Sick.

  • The Process of Model-Building in the Behavioral Sciences

    How does one analyze a set of real events in order to isolate and define the important variables that appear to be operating? Determine the structure of relationships between the variables? Represent the content and structure of a system of events in the form of a mathematical equation? The student of model-building seeks answers to many such questions that are not adequately dealt with in the existing literature. In this book, eight experts fill an important need by offering a range of approaches to model-building in the behavioral sciences. The papers in this collection reflect the contributors’ common concern to improve the teaching methodology in those fields in which model-building is increasingly the primary focus of research. The insights they provide will be of crucial interest to students of model-building is increasingly the primary focus of research. The insights they provide will be of crucial interest to students of model-building and those who instruct them in the preconditions for constructing workable models of behavior.

  • Younger Next Year

    Congratulations, you are about to get younger!

    Dr. Henry Lodge provides the science. Chris Crowley provides the motivation. And through their New York Times bestselling program, you’ll discover how to put off 70 percent of the normal problems of aging—weakness, sore joints, bad balance—and eliminate 50 percent of serious illness and injury. Plus, prominent neurologist Allan Hamilton now explains how following “Harry’s Rules” for diet, exercise, and staying emotionally connected directly affects your brain—all the way down to the cellular level. The message is simple: Learn to train for the next third of your life, and you’ll have a ball.

  • Fundamentals of Foods, nutrition and diet therappy

    Fundamentals of Foods, nutrition and diet therappy

  • A Womans Way Through The Twelve Steps

    A Womans Way Through The Twelve Steps

  • Beating Cancer with Nutrition

    Optimal nutrition works synergistically with modern oncology procedures and can dramatically improve the quality and quantity of life for cancer patients. Nutrition helps to harness the incredible healing power of nature and science, with the results being a healthy human body that is self-regulating and self-repairing.