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.
Millions of children across the country have food sensitivities or allergies, and the number is on the rise. And most of these children don?t get to eat cookies, for fear of the reaction they might have from the wheat, or the peanuts. This book?s recipe?s take into account all of the most common food sensitivities like wheat and gluten, peanuts, or dairy. Each recipe can be modified to fit the dietary needs of the child. Divided into three sections– snacks, main dishes, and treats–this book also provides information about how to find what you need in a regular grocery store, instead of requiring a separate trip to the natural foods store. With the recipes in this book, even the most sensitive child will get a cookie too.
An Apple A Day–The ABCs of Diet and Disease, a wise, sometimes hilarious handbook that stresses preventative choices and a healthy lifestyle. A powerful and effective guide to smart eating, the book is a must for every home and office library. Presented in an alphabetical format, the book covers topics ranging from apples and alcohol to zinc and zucchini, and everything in between. The fun, fact-filled tome is peppered with historical highlights, witty quotes and healthful recipes throughout, in chapters such as Chocolate, Chocolate and More Chocolate, Fear of Flatulence, Mad Cows and Big Macs, Pizza, Pasta and Prostates, Quiche Me, and Veggies, Vitamins and Viagra. For example, in Chapter A, on the subject of alcohol’s possible protective effects against the development of Alzheimer’s disease, Bancroft quotes the May 2000 article in the Journal of the American Medical Association: …those who had one or two drinks per day had a 50% lower risk of Alzheimer’s disease.
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
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.
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.
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.