The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma
Bessel van der Kolk - 2014
Veterans and their families deal with the painful aftermath of combat; one in five Americans has been molested; one in four grew up with alcoholics; one in three couples have engaged in physical violence. Such experiences inevitably leave traces on minds, emotions, and even on biology. Sadly, trauma sufferers frequently pass on their stress to their partners and children. Renowned trauma expert Bessel van der Kolk has spent over three decades working with survivors. In The Body Keeps the Score, he transforms our understanding of traumatic stress, revealing how it literally rearranges the brain’s wiring—specifically areas dedicated to pleasure, engagement, control, and trust. He shows how these areas can be reactivated through innovative treatments including neurofeedback, mindfulness techniques, play, yoga, and other therapies. Based on Dr. van der Kolk’s own research and that of other leading specialists, The Body Keeps the Score offers proven alternatives to drugs and talk therapy—and a way to reclaim lives.
Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End
Atul Gawande - 2014
But in the inevitable condition of aging and death, the goals of medicine seem too frequently to run counter to the interest of the human spirit. Nursing homes, preoccupied with safety, pin patients into railed beds and wheelchairs. Hospitals isolate the dying, checking for vital signs long after the goals of cure have become moot. Doctors, committed to extending life, continue to carry out devastating procedures that in the end extend suffering.Gawande, a practicing surgeon, addresses his profession's ultimate limitation, arguing that quality of life is the desired goal for patients and families. Gawande offers examples of freer, more socially fulfilling models for assisting the infirm and dependent elderly, and he explores the varieties of hospice care to demonstrate that a person's last weeks or months may be rich and dignified.
Danielle Walker's Against All Grain: Meals Made Simple: Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, and Paleo Recipes to Make Anytime
Danielle Walker - 2014
In a true lemons-to-lemonade story, Danielle transformed her adversities into opportunities and created her wildly successful blog, Against All Grain, in an effort to help those in need eat well and feel great, without feeling deprived. With recipes that make cooking for the grain-free family both easy and enjoyable, Meals Made Simple answers the age-old question: “What’s for dinner?” Danielle Walker takes the guesswork out of meal planning with eight weeks’ worth of dinner ideas, complete with full shopping lists and recipes for using up leftovers. Whether we’re moms, students, or business owners, at the end of the day we all want fresh, home-cooked meals that are easy to prepare. And we want lots of variety. Preparing real foods can be time-consuming and monotonous, but Danielle brings both simplicity and creativity to the everyday meal with an enthusiasm for flavors and textures that are often lacking in easy weeknight dishes. Meals Made Simple includes a variety of slow cooker, one-pot, and thirty-minute meals, as well as ways to create entirely new dishes from leftovers. As in her critically acclaimed first cookbook, Against All Grain, Danielle offers special “tidbits” to help ensure that your meals turn out picture-perfect. The vibrant flavors and colors in these grain-free dishes, like slow-cooked Pork Ragu, Beef Stroganoff, Peruvian-Style Chicken, Chicken and Rice Casserole, and Barbecue Salmon with Peach Salsa, add delight to any meal and put an end to all those nights of mundane grilled chicken and steamed vegetables. Even the desserts are quick to make, should a craving or a last-minute celebration arise. Features include · make-ahead options · 8 weeks’ worth of dinner ideas · nutritional facts for every recipe · shopping lists for fast grocery runs · suggestions for how best to use leftovers · slow cooker, one-pot, and 30-minute recipes
Move Your DNA Restore Your Health Through Natural Movement
Katy Bowman - 2014
It examines the differences between the movements in a typical hunter - gatherer's life and the movements in our own. It shows the many problems with using exercise like movement vitamins instead of addressing the deeper issue of a poor movement diet. Bet of all, Move Your DNA contains the corrective exercises, habit modifications, and simple lifestyle changes we need to make in order to free ourselves from disease and discover our naturally healthy, reflex driven selves. From couch potatoes to professional athletes, new parents to seniors, readers will love Katy's humorous, passionate, and above all science based guide to restoring your body and reclaiming your life.
It Starts with the Egg: How the Science of Egg Quality Can Help You Get Pregnant Naturally, Prevent Miscarriage, and Improve Your Odds in IVF
Rebecca Fett - 2014
Poor egg quality is emerging as the single most important cause of age-related infertility, recurrent miscarriage, and failed IVF cycles. It is also a major contributor to infertility in PCOS. Based on a comprehensive investigation of a vast array of scientific research, It Starts with the Egg reveals a groundbreaking new approach for improving egg quality and fertility. With a concrete strategy that includes minimizing exposure to toxins such as BPA and phthalates, choosing the right vitamins and supplements to safeguard developing eggs, and harnessing nutritional advice shown to boost IVF success rates, this book offers practical solutions that will help you get pregnant faster and deliver a healthy baby. “This timely synthesis of scientific literature is essential reading for both women and men wanting practical, evidence-based recommendations to enhance their fertility.” -- Dr. Loretta McKinnon, Epidemiologist, Princess Alexandra Hospital. “A thoroughly-researched and eye-opening account of how small, simple lifestyle changes can have powerful, positive effects on your health and fertility. A must-read for women wanting the best chance of conceiving a healthy baby.” -- Beth Greer, bestselling author of Super Natural Home"Was jede Frau und jedes Paar wissen sollte und selbst tun kann, wenn es mit dem Babywunsch nicht klappt" wissenschaftlich fundiert und untermauert mit aktuellen Studien zu Umweltgiften und Ernährung" Tipps für Nahrungsergänzungsmittel zur Verbesserung der Eizellqualität"Ich konnte dieses Buch nicht weglegen, so sehr war ich mit den einfachen Erklärungen dieser komplexen wissenschaftlichen Thematik beschäftigt. Das macht alles viel mehr Sinn, wenn man weiß, dass Ernährung zwar wichtig ist, Unfruchtbarkeit jedoch viel mehr ist als Diät."- Carolyn Martinez, The Compulsive Reader
You Are the Placebo: Making Your Mind Matter
Joe Dispenza - 2014
In You Are the Placebo, Dr. Joe Dispenza shares numerous documented cases of those who reversed cancer, heart disease, depression, crippling arthritis, and even the tremors of Parkinson’s disease by believing in a placebo. Similarly, Dr. Joe tells of how others have gotten sick and even died the victims of a hex or voodoo curse—or after being misdiagnosed with a fatal illness. Belief can be so strong that pharmaceutical companies use double- and triple-blind randomized studies to try to exclude the power of the mind over the body when evaluating new drugs. Dr. Joe does more than simply explore the history and the physiology of the placebo effect. He asks the question: “Is it possible to teach the principles of the placebo, and without relying on any external substance, produce the same internal changes in a person’s health and ultimately in his or her life?” Then he shares scientific evidence (including color brain scans) of amazing healings from his workshops, in which participants learn his model of personal transformation, based on practical applications of the so-called placebo effect. The book ends with a “how-to” meditation for changing beliefs and perceptions that hold us back—the first step in healing. You Are the Placebo combines the latest research in neuroscience, biology, psychology, hypnosis, behavioral conditioning, and quantum physics to demystify the workings of the placebo effect . . . and show how the seemingly impossible can become possible.
Radical Remission: Surviving Cancer Against All Odds
Kelly A. Turner - 2014
Kelly A. Turner, founder of the Radical Remission Project, uncovers nine factors that can lead to a spontaneous remission from cancer—even after conventional medicine has failed.While getting her Ph.D. at the University of California, Berkley, Dr. Turner, a researcher, lecturer, and counselor in integrative oncology, was shocked to discover that no one was studying episodes of radical (or unexpected) remission—when people recover against all odds without the help of conventional medicine, or after conventional medicine has failed. She was so fascinated by this kind of remission that she embarked on a ten month trip around the world, traveling to ten different countries to interview fifty holistic healers and twenty radical remission cancer survivors about their healing practices and techniques. Her research continued by interviewing over 100 Radical Remission survivors and studying over 1000 of these cases. Her evidence presents nine common themes that she believes may help even terminal patients turn their lives around.
The Wellness Sense: A practical guide to your physical and emotional health based on Ayurvedic and yogic wisdom
Om Swami - 2014
In Ayurveda, as in yoga and tantra, the health of an individual is not just the state of his physical body but an aggregate of the body, senses, mind and soul. Your body is a sacred space, it is the seat of your consciousness. The Sanskrit word for health is svasthya; it means self-dependence or a sound state of the body and mind. If examined further, it means your natural state; sva means natural and sthya means state or place. Ayurveda aims to restore your natural state, balance so you may be free of mental and physical afflictions. More often than not, and certainly in adults, most physical disorders are the result of a repressed and bruised consciousness. Mental afflictions create diseases in the physical body and physical diseases, in turn, disturb the state of mind. You can treat the disease in the physical body but that's merely treating the symptom. It is not the permanent solution. The modern system of medicine is mostly symptom driven. If I have a headache, it'll tell me to take a pain-killer. Ayurveda does not believe in treating the symptoms. Its advocates understanding the patient and treating the cause of the symptom and not the symptom itself. In order to do that, the ancient scriptures took a far more holistic approach to health by combining our lifestyle with our natural tendencies (which vary from one person to another). In other words, it understood that one man's medicine could be another man's poison. Expounding on the esoteric aspects of the ancient wisdom, in simple terms, this book shows you how to take care of yourself better and how to lead a healthier life in our present world — a world where we have all the comforts yet we are restless. We have organic breakfast on the table but no time to eat it, we've the comfiest mattress but little sleep. The key to wholesome living and your wellbeing is entirely in your hands. This book is a must read for those who are serious about their health. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Om Swami is a mystic who lives in the Himalayan foothills. An advanced yogin, Swami did thousands of hours of intense meditation in complete seclusion in Himalayan caves and woods. Prior to renunciation, he founded and ran a multi-million dollar software company with offices in San Francisco, New York, Toronto, London, Sydney and India. An Australian national of Indian origin, Swami completely renounced business interests a few years ago to pursue a full-time spiritual life. Om Swami has a bachelor’s degree in business and an MBA from Sydney, Australia. You can connect with him on his blog, omswami.com, read by millions all over the world.
Tripping Over the Truth: The Metabolic Theory of Cancer
Travis Christofferson - 2014
Tripping over the Truth follows the story of cancers proposed metabolic origin from the vaunted halls of the German scientific golden age, to modern laboratories around the world. The reader is taken on a journey through time and science that results in an unlikely connecting of the dots with profound therapeutic implications.Transporting us on a rich narrative of humanities struggle to understand the cellular events that conspire to form malignancy, it reads like a detective novel, full of twists and cover-ups, blind-alleys and striking moments of discovery by men and women with uncommon vision, grit and fortitude. Ultimately we arrive at a conclusion that challenges everything we thought we knew about the disease, suggesting the reason for the failed war against cancer stems from a flawed paradigm that categorizes cancer as an exclusively genetic disease. For anyone affected by this terrifying disease, and the physicians who struggle to treat it, Tripping Over the Truth provides a fresh and hopeful perspective. It explores the new and exciting non-toxic therapies born from the emerging metabolic theory of cancer. Therapies that may one day prove to be a turning point in the struggle against our ancient enemy. We are shown how the metabolic theory redraws the battle-map, directing researchers to approach cancer treatment from a different angle, framing it more like a gentle rehabilitation rather than all-out combat. In a sharp departure from the current "targeted" revolution occurring in cancer pharmaceuticals, the metabolic therapies highlighted have one striking feature that sets them apart -the potential to treat all types of cancer because they exploit the one weakness that is common to every cancer cell: dysfunctional metabolism.
The Big Fat Surprise: Why Butter, Meat and Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet
Nina Teicholz - 2014
She documents how the low-fat nutrition advice of the past sixty years has amounted to a vast uncontrolled experiment on the entire population, with disastrous consequences for our health.For decades, we have been told that the best possible diet involves cutting back on fat, especially saturated fat, and that if we are not getting healthier or thinner it must be because we are not trying hard enough. But what if the low-fat diet is itself the problem? What if the very foods we’ve been denying ourselves—the creamy cheeses, the sizzling steaks—are themselves the key to reversing the epidemics of obesity, diabetes, and heart disease?In this captivating, vibrant, and convincing narrative, based on a nine-year-long investigation, Teicholz shows how the misinformation about saturated fats took hold in the scientific community and the public imagination, and how recent findings have overturned these beliefs. She explains why the Mediterranean Diet is not the healthiest, and how we might be replacing trans fats with something even worse. This startling history demonstrates how nutrition science has gotten it so wrong: how overzealous researchers, through a combination of ego, bias, and premature institutional consensus, have allowed dangerous misrepresentations to become dietary dogma.With eye-opening scientific rigor, The Big Fat Surprise upends the conventional wisdom about all fats with the groundbreaking claim that more, not less, dietary fat—including saturated fat—is what leads to better health and wellness. Science shows that we have been needlessly avoiding meat, cheese, whole milk, and eggs for decades and that we can now, guilt-free, welcome these delicious foods back into our lives.
Tactical Barbell - xld: Definitive Strength Training for the Operational Athlete
K. Black - 2014
Save yourself years of wasted time and effort and learn correctly.Tactical athletes are a unique breed. You need to physically operate at an extraordinarily high level in stressful situations. Often in dangerous environments.Face it. As a SWAT operator, front line soldier, or other operational athlete, you have to be a Jack of All Trades. Let’s take that a step further. You have to achieve some degree of mastery. You have to be strong, have incredible levels of endurance, and be capable of sustained anaerobic bursts of activity. All while tired, hungry, cold, or worse. You can’t train like a bodybuilder. You can’t be sore for a week after ‘leg day’. You may not have the time to spend five days a week in the gym solely on weight lifting. You can’t afford to specialise like a powerlifter. After all, you have other attributes you need to spend an equal amount of time on, such as conditioning, or martial arts. Anyone in the operational field knows it’s a constant juggling act trying to become (and stay) superhuman.So how do you achieve extreme levels of functional strength, while still maintaining time and energy to train your other attributes equally?This book will provide you with that answer. You will receive strength programming designed to fit in with your training and lifestyle. Periodization based, with a simple progression model that allows for a great degree of customization. You won’t find cables, balance boards or medicine balls in this program. What you will get is a reliable, repeatable cutting edge system to increase your strength dramatically. In a manner that leaves you time and energy to train all those other things you need to be good at. No fluff. No frills.If you’re in the tactical arena, you know talk is cheap. There is a built in strength testing component in this program. You will know whether or not your strength has increased, and by how much. Simple.Written by a twenty year veteran of the military and federal law enforcement. The author has spent a significant amount of his career in extremely physically demanding units, as an infantryman, paratrooper, operator and Subject Matter Expert on a federal Hostage Rescue Team.
Your Brain On Porn: Internet Pornography and the Emerging Science of Addiction
Gary Wilson - 2014
Far from preparing them for fulfilling relationships, viewing an endless stream of porn videos led to unexpected symptoms. Perhaps most surprisingly, for the first time in history erectile dysfunction was becoming a significant problem for young men. This led to one of the largest informal experiments in the history of science. Tens of thousands of people have tried abstaining from sexually stimulating material in a process they call ‘rebooting’. Many of them reported startling changes, from improved concentration and elevated mood to a greater capacity for real-life intimacy. Gary Wilson has listened to the stories of those who have tried giving up internet porn and related them to an account of how the reward system of the brain interacts with its environment. And now a growing body of research in neuroscience is confirming what these pioneers have discovered for themselves – internet pornography can be seriously addictive and damaging. In Your Brain on Porn Wilson provides a concise introduction to the phenomenon of internet porn addiction that draws on both first-person accounts and the findings of cognitive neuroscience. In a voice that is generous and humane, he also offers advice for those who want to stop using internet pornography. The publication of Your Brain on Porn is a landmark in our attempts to understand, and remain balanced in, a world where addiction is big business.
Rachel Brathen - 2014
In Yoga Girl, Brathen takes readers beyond her Instagram feed and shares her journey like never before—from her self-destructive teenage years in her hometown in Sweden to her adventures in the jungles of Costa Rica, and finally to the beautiful and bohemian life she’s built through yoga and meditation in Aruba today. Featuring spectacular photos of Brathen practicing yoga with breathtaking tropical backdrops, along with step-by-step yoga sequences and simple recipes for a healthy, happy, and fearless lifestyle—Yoga Girl is like an armchair vacation to a Caribbean spa.
Ready to Run: Unlocking Your Potential to Run Naturally
Kelly Starrett - 2014
Kelly Starrett, author of the bestseller Becoming a Supple Leopard: The Ultimate Guide to Resolving Pain, Preventing Injury, and Optimizing Athletic Performance, has focused his revolutionary movement and mobility philosophy on the injury-plagued world of running.Despite the promises of the growing minimalist-shoe industry and a rush of new ideas on how to transform running technique, more than three out of four runners suffer at least one injury per year. Although we may indeed be “Born to Run,” life in the modern world has trashed and undercut dedicated runners wishing to transform their running. The harsh effects of too much sitting and too much time wearing the wrong shoes has left us shackled to lower back problems, chronic knee injuries, and debilitating foot pain.In this book, you will learn the 12 standards that will prepare your body for a lifetime of top-performance running. You won’t just be prepared to run in a minimalist shoe–you’ll be Ready to Run, period.In Ready to Run, you will learn:• The 12 performance standards you must work toward and develop on an ongoing basis.• How to tap into all of your running potential and access a fountain of youth for lifelong running.• How to turn your weaknesses into strengths.• How to prevent chronic overuse injuries by building powerful injury-prevention habits into your day.• How to prepare your body for the demands of changing your running shoes and running technique.• How to treat pain and swelling with cutting-edge modalities and accelerate your recovery.• How to equip your home mobility gym.• A set of mobility exercises for restoring optimal function and range of motion to your joints and tissues.• How to run faster, run farther, and run better.
The Wahls Protocol : How I Beat Progressive MS Using Paleo Principles and Functional Medicine
Terry Wahls - 2014
Terry Wahls focused on treating her patients’ ailments with drugs or surgical procedures—until she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) in 2000. Within three years, her back and stomach muscles had weakened to the point where she needed a tilt-recline wheelchair. Conventional medical treatments were failing her, and she feared that she would be bedridden for the rest of her life. Dr. Wahls began studying the latest research on autoimmune disease and brain biology, and decided to get her vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and essential fatty acids from the food she ate rather than pills and supplements. Dr. Wahl’s adopted the nutrient-rich paleo diet, gradually refining and integrating it into a regimen of neuromuscular stimulation. First, she walked slowly, then steadily, and then she biked eighteen miles in a single day. In November 2011, Dr. Wahls shared her remarkable recovery in a TEDx talk that immediately went viral. Now, in The Wahls Protocol, she shares the details of the protocol that allowed her to reverse many of her symptoms, get back to her life, and embark on a new mission: to share the Wahls Protocol with others suffering from the ravages of multiple sclerosis and other autoimmune conditions.
The Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease Cookbook: Over 125 Delicious, Life-Changing, Plant-Based Recipes
Ann Crile Esselstyn - 2014
I guarantee you won't close it!"—Samuel L. Jackson Hundreds of thousands of readers have been inspired to turn their lives around by Dr. Caldwell B. Esselstyn’s Jr.’s bestseller, Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease. The plant-based nutrition plan Dr. Esselstyn advocates based on his twenty-year nutritional study—the most comprehensive of its kind—is proven to stop and reverse even advanced coronary disease, and is built on the message the Esselstyn family has lived by for years: Your health is truly in your own hands, and what you eat matters. Mother-daughter team Ann and Jane Esselstyn have decades of experience developing delicious, healthful recipes for both their family and Dr. Esselstyn’s many grateful patients. Now, they combine their expertise to offer you the cookbook companion to Dr. Esselstyn’s groundbreaking book, with more than 125 easy and mouthwatering recipes, brimming with nourishment for your heart and your overall health. From their quick and easy meals like Fast Pasta and Greens and delicious “Sloppy Joes” to their indulgent desserts like their signature Kale Cake and Minty Frozen Chocolate Balls, these recipes will empower you to reclaim your health and discover the pleasures of eating plant-based.
Body Respect: What Conventional Health Books Get Wrong, Leave Out, and Just Plain Fail to Understand about Weight
Linda Bacon - 2014
That much is true—but the epidemic is NOT obesity. The real crisis lies in the toxic stigma placed on certain bodies and the impact of living with inequality—not the numbers on a scale. In a mad dash to shrink our bodies, many of us get so caught up in searching for the perfect diet, exercise program, or surgical technique that we lose sight of our original goal: improved health and well-being. Popular methods for weight loss don’t get us there and lead many people to feel like failures when they can’t match unattainable body standards. It’s time for a cease-fire in the war against obesity.Dr. Linda Bacon and Dr. Lucy Aphramor’s Body Respect debunks common myths about weight, including the misconceptions that BMI can accurately measure health, that fatness necessarily leads to disease, and that dieting will improve health. They also help make sense of how poverty and oppression—such as racism, homophobia, and classism—affect life opportunity, self-worth, and even influence metabolism.Body insecurity is rampant, and it doesn’t have to be. It’s time to overcome our culture’s shame and distress about weight, to get real about inequalities and health, and to show every body respect.
Missing Microbes: How the Overuse of Antibiotics Is Fueling Our Modern Plagues
Martin J. Blaser - 2014
In Missing Microbes, Dr. Martin Blaser invites us into the wilds of the human microbiome where for hundreds of thousands of years bacterial and human cells have existed in a peaceful symbiosis that is responsible for the health and equilibrium of our body. Now, this invisible eden is being irrevocably damaged by some of our most revered medical advances—antibiotics—threatening the extinction of our irreplaceable microbes with terrible health consequences. Taking us into both the lab and deep into the fields where these troubling effects can be witnessed firsthand, Blaser not only provides cutting edge evidence for the adverse effects of antibiotics, he tells us what we can do to avoid even more catastrophic health problems in the future. http://us.macmillan.com/missingmicrob...
The Roll Model: A Step-by-Step Guide to Erase Pain, Improve Mobility, and Live Better in Your Body
Jill Miller - 2014
It prevents you from performing at your best because it robs you of concentration, power, and peace of mind. But most pain is preventable and treatable, and healing is within your grasp. Hundreds of thousands of people around the globe have taken life “by the balls” and circumvented a dismal future of painkillers, surgeries, and hopelessness by using Jill Miller’s groundbreaking Roll Model Method. The Roll Model gives you the tools to change the course of your life in less than 5 minutes a day. You are a fully equipped self-healing organism, and this book will guide you through easy-to-perform self-massage techniques that will erase pain and improve your performance in whatever activities you pursue. The Roll Model teaches you how to improve the quality of your life no matter your size, shape, or condition. Within these pages you will find: Inspiring stories of people just like you who have altered the course of their lives by using the Roll Model Method Accessible explanations of how and why this system works based on the science of your body and the physiological effects of rolling Step-by-step rolling techniques to help awaken your body’s resilience from head to toe so that you have more energy, less stress, and greater performanceWhether you’re living with constant discomfort, seeking to improve your mobility, or trying to avoid medication and surgery, this book provides empowering and effective solutions for becoming your own best Roll Model.
10-Day Green Smoothie Cleanse: Lose Up to 15 Pounds in 10 Days!
J.J. Smith - 2014
Made up of supernutrients from leafy greens and fruits, green smoothies are filling and healthy and you will enjoy drinking them. Your body will also thank you for drinking them as your health and energy improve to levels you never thought possible. In ten days, you can expect to lose weight, reduce cravings, clear your mind, and improve digestion. It is an experience that could change your life if you stick with it! This book provides a shopping list, recipes, and detailed instructions for the 10-day cleanse, along with suggestions for getting the best results. It also offers advice on how to continue to lose weight and maintain good health afterwards. Are you ready to look slimmer, healthier, and sexier than you have in years? Then get ready to begin the 10-Day Green Smoothie Cleanse! If you successfully complete the 10-Day Green Smoothie Cleanse, you will… - Lose 10‒15 pounds in 10 days - Get rid of stubborn body fat, including belly fat - Drop pounds and inches fast, without grueling workouts - Learn to live a healthier lifestyle of detoxing and healthy eating - Help your body naturally crave healthy foods so you never have to diet again - Receive over 100 green smoothie recipes for various health conditions and goals JJ Smith is the author of the #1 national bestseller and USA Today bestseller Lose Weight Without Dieting or Working Out! JJ Smith is a nutritionist and certified weight-loss expert who has been featured on The Steve Harvey Show, The Montel Williams Show, and The Jamie Foxx Show and on the NBC, FOX, and CW Network television stations, as well as in the pages of Glamour, Essence, and Ladies Home Journal. Since reclaiming her health, losing weight, and discovering a “second youth” in her forties, JJ has become the voice of inspiration to those who want to lose weight, be healthy, and get their sexy back!
The Autoimmune Paleo Cookbook: An Allergen-Free Approach To Managing Chronic Illness
Mickey Trescott - 2014
Given this, many people suffering from these conditions have searched for alternatives using nutrition and lifestyle changes. In The Autoimmune Paleo Cookbook, Mickey Trescott provides a resource for those looking to embark on the Autoimmune Protocol--a version of an ancestral diet that is focused both on removing potential food triggers as well as healing the gut. Research shows there is a clear connection between diet and autoimmune disease, and many, including the author, have used these principles to heal their bodies from these debilitating conditions and their accompanying symptoms. With the information and recipes in this book, you can embark on this process for yourself--without suffering through bland and tasteless "allergen-free" meals. Instead, with all of the incredible food you will be enjoying, you may forget that you are achieving better wellness! In the first section of the book, you will learn all about the Autoimmune Protocol--what it is, why it works, and which foods you should eat and avoid while on the elimination diet. Instructions are given on how to clear your pantry of questionable ingredients and replace them with healing, nutrient-dense whole foods. Also included are sections on food quality, a shopping guide, tips and tricks to make the protocol go more smoothly, as well as ideas for batch-cooking and breakfast. Mickey provides two, 4-week meal plans, each of them corresponding with recipes from the book and featuring detailed shopping lists. Armed with this information, anyone can integrate the Autoimmune Protocol in to their routine! In addition to the introductory material, The Autoimmune Paleo Cookbook includes 112 delicious recipes suitable for anyone on the strictest phase of the Autoimmune Protocol--no grains, beans, dairy, eggs, nuts, seeds, or nightshades. Although this is quite the list of exclusions, Mickey offers unique, flavorful, and delicious meals suitable for a variety of occasions and preferences. You will find simple recipes that anyone can make for a weeknight dinner, as well as more elaborate preparations for those who want to enjoy with company or for a special occasion. Full-page photos for every recipe show you what to expect and inspire you to create beautiful meals of your own. With the Autoimmune Paleo Cookbook as your guide, you'll be inspired to take your health into your own hands--finding better health in the face of autoimmunity, while thoroughly enjoying every last bite!
Beyond Addiction: How Science and Kindness Help People Change
Jeffrey Foote - 2014
Drawing on forty collective years of research and decades of clinical experience, the authors present the best practical advice science has to offer. Delivered with warmth, optimism, and humor, Beyond Addiction defines a new, empowered role for friends and family and a paradigm shift for the field. This new approach is not only less daunting for both the substance abuser and his family, but is more effective as well. Learn how to use the transformative power of relationships for positive change, guided by exercises and examples. Practice what really works in therapy and in everyday life, and discover many different treatment options along with tips for navigating the system. And have hope: this guide is a life raft for parents, family, and friends—offering “reminders that although no one can make another person change, there is much that can be done to make change seem appealing and possible” (Publishers Weekly).
The Campbell Plan: The Simple Way to Lose Weight and Reverse Illness, Using The China Study's Whole-Food, Plant-Based Diet
Thomas M. Campbell II - 2014
Colin Campbell, PhD, co-directed a study of more than 4 dozen diseases and 367 items of socio-economic, lifestyle, nutrition, and genetic information across a population of 6,500 adults in rural china, generating more that 8,000 statistically significant associations. Those groundbreaking results, along with many other research projects described in the bestselling book, The China Study, support the theory that a whole-food, plant-based diet is linked to lower rates of chronic disease. More than a million people across the world have read The China Study and have been convinced by empirical evidence to adopt a whole-food, plant-based diet. The Campbell Plan goes beyond the why and shows readers how to make the transition—and enjoy the journey—with practical guidance and a simple plan to make a whole-food, plant-based lifestyle easy and sustainable.The Campbell Plan is full of the cutting-edge nutritional research that fans of The China Study have come to expect. Dr. Thomas Campbell speaks to the reader about health, weight loss, and the science behind it. He also addresses the biggest difficulties of transitioning to a plant-based diet; the most frequently asked questions he receives from patients, practitioners, and readers; and the most cutting-edge research in nutrition. The Campbell Plan’s combination of practical tools and the research-based evidence of The China Study will change people’s lives for generations to come.
Jennifer's Way: My Journey with Celiac Disease--What Doctors Don't Tell You and How You Can Learn to Live Again
Jennifer Esposito - 2014
Unfortunately, 83 percent of people who have this terrible disease are undiagnosed or misdiagnosed—suffering through years of pain and misunderstanding. Award-winning actress Jennifer Esposito was one of those 83 percent, receiving an accurate diagnosis only after decades of mysterious illnesses and myriad misdiagnoses.Now Jennifer shares her riveting personal journey—from her earliest memories of her childhood in Brooklyn to her years as a young actress, all the while suffering from unexplained, devastating ailments. Jennifer's struggle to finally receive an accurate diagnosis is one that anyone who has a chronic disease will share. But this is more than a story of suffering. It is the story of one woman's valiant journey to take charge of her health and rebuild her life. Not only will you learn from Jennifer's personal story, the book also guides you through early diagnosis, sharing the steps that helped Jennifer heal. Plus, you'll find recipes she uses at home, along with recipes for some of the delicious treats she offers at her own gluten-free bakery, Jennifer's Way, in New York.For anyone struggling with a chronic illness, Jennifer's Way is proof that you can find an answer to what is wrong with you, that you shouldn't stop until you find it, and that you can learn how to truly live again.
The Science of Mindfulness: A Research-Based Path to Well-Being
Ronald D. Siegel - 2014
Modern science demonstrates that this mental hardwiring, traceable to the survival needs of our earliest ancestors, is at the root of many of the psychological and behavioral problems that we face today.For thousands of years, people have used mindfulness practices—techniques to develop awareness of present experience with acceptance—to deal effectively with a wide range of life challenges. And, a large and fascinating body of scientific research now validates the remarkable benefits of mindfulness practice for psychological as well as physical health.But how exactly does mindfulness work, in scientific terms? How can understanding the science and practice of mindfulness improve everyday life? And how can the human brain, whose very functioning gives rise to so many of the problems we struggle with, actually provide a solution?Now, in the 24 fascinating lectures of The Science of Mindfulness, Professor Ronald D. Siegel, a clinical psychologist on the faculty of Harvard Medical School, reveals the science behind mindfulness in compelling detail and demonstrates its application to an extraordinary range of human problems—psychological, social, and medical. You’ll closely examine the neurobiology involved, leaving you with a clear knowledge of the science underlying ancient practices that are now profoundly influencing the contemporary world. And you’ll learn many practical ways you can use mindfulness techniques in your own life.
The Spark in the Machine: How the Science of Acupuncture Explains the Mysteries of Western Medicine
Daniel Keown - 2014
Daniel Keown challenges the popular belief that acupuncture cannot be part of truly scientific medicine. With a radical new approach which ties together Western medicine and the Chinese energetic system, The Spark in the Machine will take you on a journey over billions of years to the outer realms of medical science to explain what the ancient Chinese always knew, but God forgot to tell surgeons
Strength in Strangers: A true story of heartbreak, hope and courage
Lauren Britton - 2014
The local medical centre lacked the equipment to keep him alive and there was no plane to a specialist hospital for several days.This is the inspirational and emotional true story of a normal young couple and their life torn apart by a near fatal heart affecting virus and a wife’s struggle to save her husband’s life.An account of the incredible journey to return him home safely, the terrifying wait in hospitals where few spoke English, seven weeks in Bangkok on life support and intensive care, the selfless acts of strangers, and the frightening realisation that previously fit and healthy Andrew would need an urgent heart transplant.This is a story of love, hope and courage against all odds.A story of friends and family, incredible medical staff, the strength found in strangers and the ultimate gift of a second chance.
Nourishing Broth: An Old-Fashioned Remedy for the Modern World
Sally Fallon Morell - 2014
Nourishing Broth: An Old-Fashioned Remedy for the Modern WorldNourishing Traditions examines where the modern food industry has hurt our nutrition and health through over-processed foods and fears of animal fats. Nourishing Broth will continue the look at the culinary practices of our ancestors, and it will explain the immense health benefits of homemade bone broth due to the gelatin and collagen that is present in real bone broth (vs. broth made from powders). Nourishing Broth will explore the science behind broth's unique combination of amino acids, minerals and cartilage compounds. Some of the benefits of such broth are: quick recovery from illness and surgery, the healing of pain and inflammation, increased energy from better digestion, lessening of allergies, recovery from Crohn's disease and a lessening of eating disorders because the fully balanced nutritional program lessens the cravings which make most diets fail. Diseases that bone broth can help heal are: Osteoarthritis, Osteoporosis, Psoriasis, Infectious Disease, digestive disorders, even Cancer, and it can help our skin and bones stay young. In addition, the book will serve as a handbook for various techniques for making broths-from simple chicken broth to rich, clear consomme, to shrimp shell stock. A variety of interesting stock-based recipes for breakfast, lunch and dinner from throughout the world will complete the collection and help everyone get more nutrition in their diet.
The Disease Delusion: Conquering the Causes of Chronic Illness for a Healthier, Longer, and Happier Life
Jeffrey S. Bland - 2014
Jeffrey Bland has been on the cutting edge of Functional Medicine, which seeks to pinpoint and prevent the cause of illness, rather than treat its symptoms. Managing chronic diseases accounts for three quarters of our total healthcare costs, because we're masking these illnesses with pills and temporary treatments, rather than addressing their underlying causes, he argues. Worse, only treating symptoms leads us down the path of further illness.In The Disease Delusion, Dr. Bland explains what Functional Medicine is and what it can do for you. While advances in modern science have nearly doubled our lifespans in only four generations, our quality of life has not reached its full potential. Outlining the reasons why we suffer chronic diseases from asthma and diabetes to obesity, arthritis and cancer to a host of other ailments, Dr. Bland offers achievable, science-based solutions that can alleviate these common conditions and offers a roadmap for a lifetime of wellness.
Tuning the Human Biofield: Healing with Vibrational Sound Therapy
Eileen Day McKusick - 2014
She found these energetic disturbances correlated with the emotional and physical traumas her clients had experienced throughout their lives, the biofield acting as a record of pain, stress, and trauma from gestation onward. Passing the forks through these areas in the biofield not only corrected the distorted vibrational sounds she was hearing but also imparted consistent, predictable, and sometimes immediate relief from pain, anxiety, insomnia, migraines, depression, fibromyalgia, digestive disorders, and a host of other complaints. Now, nearly 20 years later, McKusick has fully developed her sound healing method, which she calls Sound Balancing, and created a map of the biofield, revealing the precise locations where specific emotions, memories, ailments, and traumas are stored. In this book, McKusick explains the complete practice of Sound Balancing and provides illustrations of her Biofield Anatomy Map. She details how to use tuning forks to find and clear pain and trauma stored in the biofield. She reveals how the traditional principles and locations of the chakras correspond directly with her biofield discoveries. Exploring the science behind Sound Balancing, she examines scientific research on the nature of sound and energy and explains how experiences of trauma produce “pathological oscillations” in the biofield, causing a breakdown of order, structure, and function in the body. Offering a revolutionary perspective on mind, energy, memory, and trauma, McKusick’s guide to Sound Balancing provides new avenues of healing for energy workers, massage therapists, sound healers, and those looking to overcome chronic illness and release the traumas of their past.
Jim Stoppani's Encyclopedia of Muscle & Strength
Jim Stoppani - 2014
Jim Stoppani's Encyclopedia of Muscle & Strength, Second Edition, is a comprehensive training guide and reference that provides* definitions of key terms and concepts;* evaluations of equipment options, including TRX, BOSU, and kettlebells;* explanations of the role and importance of each muscle group;* latest nutrition information for losing fat and increasing muscle mass;* presentations of the best exercises, including body weight, for adding strength and mass; and* descriptions and examples of many types of workouts and programs and their effects.Choose from 381 exercises presented for 13 muscle groups and the whole body. Proper technique for each exercise is tailored to the type of resistance used, be it free weights, weight machines, or body weight. Plus, each of the 116 training programs is rated according to workout duration, the projected time frame for achieving measurable results, level of difficulty, and overall effectiveness.Past Muscle & Fitness senior science editor Jim Stoppani covers each topic in detail. His advice will help you conquer any problem or plateau you encounter. So build your knowledge base to build a better body. Jim Stoppani's Encyclopedia of Muscle & Strength is the ultimate resource for pinpointing and achieving the results you're seeking.
Malcolm Kendrick - 2014
Or should you just ignore this relentless bombardment of medical advice and remember that no one gets out alive.With the same brilliance and humour that bowled us over in "The Great Cholesterol Con", Dr Kendrick takes a scalpel to the world of medical research and dissects it for your inspection. He reveals the tricks that are played to make minute risk look enormous. How the drug trials are hyped, the data manipulated, the endless games that are played to scare us into doing what, in many cases, makes the most money. After reading this book you will know what to believe and what to ignore. You'll have a much greater understanding of the world of medical research. A world in crisis.
Beyond Bigger Leaner Stronger: The Advanced Guide to Building Muscle, Staying Lean, and Getting Strong
Michael Matthews - 2014
If you've been lifting weights for any period of time, you've probably wondered... What does it really take to make the jump from a "good" physique...from being "kinda strong"...from looking "athletic"...to having an outstanding looking, extraordinarily strong, ripped body that just makes people say "WOW"? You know...the type of body that makes people wonder if you're on steroids or just a genetic freak. The type of body that fills you with self-confidence and pride of achievement. The type of body that most of us guys dreamt of having before we ever touched a weight. Well, this book was written to show you exactly how to make it through the "intermediate lifter" phase smoothly, with an incredible physique to show for it, and then continue to make gains and enjoy your training as an advanced lifter. Furthermore, this is not an updated version or rehash of Bigger Leaner Stronger. It's a true sequel--it builds on the principles taught in Bigger Leaner Stronger and takes your knowledge to the next level. Here's a "sneak peek" of what you'll find inside Beyond Bigger Leaner Stronger... How to accurately pinpoint the weak points in your physique that, when corrected, dramatically improve your proportions and overall aesthetics The science of proper training periodization with a program specifically built for intermediate and advanced weightlifters Whole-body mobility routines that will not only help prevent injury, but improve performance as well 8 scientifically proven ways to break through weightlifting plateau. Exactly how to get shredded (6 to 7% body fat) without frying your muscles or sanity. How to maintain single-digit body fat percentages year-round with ease...and still make gains in the gym In-depth guides to various popular dieting styles like intermittent fasting, carb cycling, and Paleo And more... Simply put, Beyond Bigger Leaner Stronger is nearly 300 pages of neatly organized dietary and training lessons, insights, and principles...backed by decades of anecdotal evidence and over 250 scientific studies...and 100% geared toward helping you push your body to its genetic potential in size, performance, and aesthetics. SPECIAL BONUS REPORT FOR READERS! With this book you'll also get a free 175-page bonus report from the author called The Beyond Bigger Leaner Stronger Challenge. In this bonus report, you'll find product recommendations, a full year's worth of workouts, recipes from the author's cookbooks, and more! Buy this book today and learn what most guys will never know about building extraordinary amounts of muscle and tremendous strength while staying lean...and all without superhuman genetics, living in the gym, or using steroids.
Build Your Running Body: A Total-Body Fitness Plan for All Distance Runners, from Milers to Ultramarathoners—Run Farther, Faster, and Injury-Free
Pete Magill - 2014
This easy-to-use workout manual draws on the latest research in running physiology to target all the components that go into every stride—including muscles, connective tissue, cardiovascular fitness, energy production, the nervous system, hormones, and the brain. With the breakthrough whole-body training program in Build Your Running Body, runners will improve their times, run longer and more comfortably, and reduce injury.With more than 150 workouts—from weightlifting and cross-training to resistance exercises and plyometrics—fine-tuned to individual skill levels and performance goals, PLUS: • 393 photos that make it easy to follow every step of every workout • 10 training programs to help runners of all levels integrate the total-body plan into their daily routines • Interviews with leading runners, exercise scientists, and coaches—learn how elite runners train today • Race strategy for the crucial weeks leading up to the competition and through to the finish line • Exercises to prevent injury and rehabilitate common running ailments • Seasoned insight on barefoot running, the pros and cons of stretching, and other hot-button topics • Nutrition guidance on carbs, proteins, fats, and weight loss • More than 30 recipes to speed recovery and cement fitness gains • Beginners' guidelines every step of the way • Valuable tips on proper apparel, tracking your progress, and more!
Learning to Breathe Fire: The Rise of CrossFit and the Primal Future of Fitness
J.C. Herz - 2014
One of the most illuminating books ever on a sports subculture, Learning to Breathe Fire combines vivid sports writing with a thoughtful meditation on what it means to be human. In the book, veteran journalist J.C. Herz explains the science of maximum effort, why the modern gym fails an obese society, and the psychic rewards of ending up on the floor feeling as though you're about to die. The story traces CrossFit’s rise, from a single underground gym in Santa Cruz to its adoption as the workout of choice for elite special forces, firefighters and cops, to its popularity as the go-to fitness routine for regular Joes and Janes. Especially riveting is Herz’s description of The CrossFit Games, which begin as an informal throw-down on a California ranch and evolve into a televised global proving ground for the fittest men and women on Earth, as well as hundreds of thousands of lesser mortals. In her portrayal of the sport's star athletes, its passionate coaches and its “chief armorer,” Rogue Fitness, Herz powerfully evokes the uniqueness of a fitness culture that cultivates primal fierceness in average people. And in the shared ordeal of an all-consuming workout, she unearths the ritual intensity that's been with us since humans invented sports, showing us how, on a deep level, we're all tribal hunters and first responders, waiting for the signal to go all-out.
Anyone Who Tells You Vaccines Are Safe And Effective Is Lying. Here's The Proof.
Vernon Coleman - 2014
The book contains startling information about vaccine side effects and dangers and is written by a registered and licensed general practice.
The Dynamic Laws of Prosperity (With linked Table of Contents) (Impact Books): Forces That Bring Riches to You
Catherine Ponder - 2014
Ponder gives you the tools to prosper in all of life's situations. “Desire is God tapping at the door of your mind, trying to give you greater good.” – Caherine Ponder.
6 Ways to Lose Belly Fat Without Exercise!
J.J. Smith - 2014
But you don’t have to be one of them! Are you ready to make a commitment to getting a slimmer, sexier waistline? Are you ready to get rid of dangerous belly fat so you can live longer? Are you ready to have a body you’re proud to show off on the beach? This book teaches six proven strategies to melt away belly fat and naturally reveal your sexy, slim waistline. It’s possible to lose up to five inches of belly fat in just one month, even if you don’t do ab crunches or sit-ups! If you read this book, you will… • Learn the 7 “fat belly” foods and how to quickly cut them out of your diet • Find out how to correct a hormonal imbalance that causes a bloated belly • Learn how to break two bad habits that often lead to belly fat • Learn how to lose the gut by cleaning the gut through detox • Discover 5 safe supplements that will help you burn belly fat fast! JJ Smith is the author of the #1 Amazon bestseller and USA Today bestseller Lose Weight Without Dieting or Working Out! JJ Smith is a nutritionist and certified weight-loss expert who has been featured on The Steve Harvey Show, The Montel Williams Show, and The Jamie Foxx Show and on the NBC, FOX, and CW Network television stations, as well as in the pages of Glamour, Essence, and Ladies Home Journal. Since reclaiming her health, losing weight, and discovering a “second youth” in her forties, JJ has become the voice of inspiration to those who want to lose weight, be healthy, and get their sexy back!
Fat Loss Happens on Monday: Habit-Based Diet & Workout Hacks
Josh Hillis - 2014
The leanest people focus on how, on their eating habits, not on fad diets. Diets that rely on willpower and discipline fail. The path to results is made up of eleven small, simple, step-by-step habits. Rotating through phases of metabolic, endurance, and strength workouts yields the best fat-loss results. 1. Almost all diet and workout books are focused on the wrong things—They focus on ‘what’ instead of ‘how.’ 2. The leanest people focus on eating habits, not on fad diets. 3. Diets that rely on willpower and discipline fail. A smart plan wins. 4. The path to results is eleven small, simple, step-by-step habits. 5. Rotating through phases of metabolic workouts, endurance workouts, and strength workouts yields the best fat-loss results. 6. Pull-ups are the strength move for fat loss. A smart, progressive plan can take you from absolute zero, to your first, third, or tenth pull-up. 7. High-intensity workouts are power tools, most effective only twice per year before important events. Josh Hillis and Dan John know these habit-based diet and workout hacks, and they teach them well. JOSH HILLIS is a nutrition coach who specializes in habits-based, positive changes. LoseStubbornFat, his popular fat-loss blog, has tens of thousands of readers, and his fat-loss and kettlebell-training ebooks have helped people reach their personal goals for more than 10 years. Josh is currently the head coach at PowerHour Personal Training in Denver. DAN JOHN spends his work life blending workshops and lectures with full-time writing, and is an online religious studies instructor for Columbia College of Missouri. His books include Intervention, Never Let Go, Mass Made Simple and Easy Strength, which was written with Pavel Tsatsouline.
The China Study All-Star Collection: Whole Food, Plant-Based Recipes from Your Favorite Vegan Chefs
LeAnne Campbell - 2014
Featuring your favorite chefs and cookbooks authors, The China Study All-Star Collection includes foods from Happy Herbivore chef Lindsay S. Nixon; Del Sroufe, author of the New York Times bestseller Forks Over Knives Cookbook; Laura Theodore, host of PBS’ Jazzy Vegetarian; and pioneering researcher Dr. John McDougall, which all follow the nutrition standards set forth by The China Study.Even better, with delectable dishes such as Dreena Burton’s Sneaky Chickpea Burgers, Heather Crosby’s Peppermint Chocolate Chunk Ice Cream, Christy Morgan’s Fiesta Quinoa Salad and Christina Ross’s Daikon Mushroom Fettuccine, this collection of recipes has you covered for any occasion or craving.With an introduction from The China Study co-author Dr. T. Colin Campbell, The China Study All-Star Collection is the ultimate plant-based cookbook for healthful, savory eating.
The Forks Over Knives Plan: How to Transition to the Life-Saving, Whole-Food, Plant-Based Diet
Alona Pulde - 2014
With so many people looking for change, the outstanding question became, “How can we put these dietary ideas into practice?” That’s what authors Alona Pulde and Matthew Lederman reveal in The Forks Over Knives Plan: The 4-Week Guide to Whole-Food, Plant-Based Health—a clear, easy-to-follow plan that outlines the steps to take each week to transform your diet by cutting out animal-based and processed foods.Forks Over Knives is a leading authority in the “food as medicine” movement, showing how simple dietary changes are proven to prevent, and even reverse, chronic disease such as type-2 diabetes and heart disease and improve your overall health. This is no fad diet; the Forks Over Knives program is backed by original research and has received rave reviews from physicians like Dr. Sanjay Gupta and Dr. Mehmet Oz, to athletes like pro football star Arian Foster and pro basketball player Steve Nash, to healthy lifestyle pioneers like Alicia Silverstone, to name a few. Whether you’re already a convert and just want a dietary reboot, or you are trying a plant-based diet for the first time, The Forks Over Knives Plan makes it easier than ever to transition into this new way of eating.
Eat the Yolks: Discover Paleo, Fight Food Lies, and Reclaim Your Health
Liz Wolfe - 2014
Avoid red meat. Worry about cholesterol. We live in an era of health hype and nutrition propaganda, and we're suffering for it. Thirty years of avoiding eggs, choosing margarine over butter, and seeking out "low-fat" versions of processed foods have left us with an obesity epidemic, ever-rising rates of chronic disease, and above all, total confusion about what to eat and why. This is a tragedy of bad information, food industry shenanigans, and cheap calories disguised as health food. It turns out that everything we've been told about how to eat is wrong. In Eat the Yolks, Liz Wolfe dismantles today's myths about fat, protein, carbs, calories and nutrients to finds the truths—truths like: Fat and cholesterol aren't bad for us. We need animal protein. Whole grains aren't healthy. Counting calories is a waste of energy. Nutrition doesn't come in a box, bag or capsule. With wit and grace, Wolfe makes a compelling argument for following a Paleo lifestyle. She takes us back to the foods of our ancestors, combining the lessons of history with those of modern science to uncover why whole, real food—the kind humans have been eating for thousands of years—holds the key to good health.
Surviving When Modern Medicine Fails
Scott A. Johnson - 2014
In this invaluable resource, Dr. Scott A. Johnson shares crucial information that could potentially save your life when modern medicine collapses after a disaster. With about 42 essential oils in your emergency preparedness kit, Dr. Johnson provides a definitive, specific and easy to follow guide arming you with indispensable information to manage more than 350 common health conditions.
The Ancestral Table: Traditional Recipes for a Paleo Lifestyle
Russ Crandall - 2014
Beautifully photographed and tirelessly researched, The Ancestral Table will provide you with the tools to approach cuisine in a way that is healthful without sacrificing taste.In The Ancestral Table, acclaimed home chef and blogger Russ Crandall (who blogs at The Domestic Man ) combs through the pages of history and refines a selection of beloved traditional recipes, redeveloping them to complement a gluten-free, ancestral, and whole foods lifestyle. This stunning cookbook features more than 100 recipes that will help experienced and budding chefs alike create classic, familiar, and overwhelmingly delicious feasts.Humans have been cooking for thousands of years, taking small steps and great leaps in the culinary arts. In his book, Crandall delivers time-tested recipes that incorporate wholesome, rewarding, nutrient-rich ingredients. He demystifies daunting techniques and provides unexpected preparations for a number of familiar foods.Inside, you will find American and international classics such as:- Chicken-Fried Steak to rival Grandma's recipe;- timeless French Onion Soup;- Bi Bim Bap with authentic, hassle-free Kimchi;- an incomparable Teriyaki Sauce; and- fragrant, satisfying Butter Chicken.Perfectly crafted and masterfully researched, The Ancestral Table is a contemporary take on Paleo eating that is equally at home on your kitchen counter, in your book bag, or on your nightstand.
Yoga Journal Presents Restorative Yoga for Life: A Relaxing Way to De-stress, Re-energize, and Find Balance
Gail Boorstein Grossman - 2014
It's a gentle yet empowering style that helps you de-stress and re-energize. While restorative yoga is beneficial for your entire body, Gail also shows you how to treat more than twenty ailments, such as headaches, digestive issues, and anxiety, through specific yoga poses and sequences. Guided by step-by-step instructions and beautiful photographs, you will gently ease your way into inner calm and better health with powerful yoga sequences. Whether you're having trouble sleeping, suffering from backaches, or just want to unwind after a busy day, you will find balance throughout your body, soul, and mind with Restorative Yoga for Life.
Curing Cancer with Carrots
Ann Cameron - 2014
Since then, others with a variety of cancers have reported similar successes. Cameron wanted to find out why such an apparently simple cancer cure--just carrots--works. Based on her extensive reading in scientific journals focused on nutrition and cancer, her ground-breaking book describes the details of the carrot treatment and the scientific evidence for its power. In this book, she shares little-known research that is revolutionizing scientific thinking about cancer and how to treat it. The research comes from the exciting new field of epigenetics--the study of how chemical switching mechanisms in our bodies change the expression of our genes. Our environment, the foods we eat, and the way we live can silence pro-cancer genes or turn them on, set anti-cancer genes on alert or turn them off. Genes aren't our destiny. Neither is cancer. Cancer develops when the body loses its ability to recognize and eliminate rogue cells--cells that take over the body if they don't quit dividing. In some cases--probably many--carrots can restore the body's natural power to regulate growth and kill defective cells. The scientific information in this book could be a life-saver and a beacon of hope for you or someone you know. Equally helpful, it offers the practical knowledge Cameron gained from her journey through cancer and back to health--how to use the internet to research proposed treatments and the quality of hospitals and doctors; how to reduce the cost of cancer care; and how to arrive at individual treatment decisions that are best for you.
The Plantpower Way: Whole Food Plant-Based Recipes and Guidance for The Whole Family
Rich Roll - 2014
Bursting with inspiration, practical guidance, and beautiful four-color photography, The Plantpower Way has more than 120 delicious, easy-to-prepare whole food recipes, including hearty breakfasts, lunches, and dinners, plus healthful and delicious smoothies and juices, and decadent desserts.But beyond the plate, at its core, The Plantpower Way is a plant-centric lifestyle primer that finally provides the modern family with a highly accessible roadmap to long-term wellness and vibrant body, mind, and spirit health. The Plantpower Way is better than a diet: It's a celebration of a delicious, simple, and sustainable lifestyle that will give families across the country a new perspective and path to living their best life.
Coleman's Laws: The Twelve Medical Truths You Must Know To Survive
Vernon Coleman - 2014
Here's how Dr Coleman describes this book: `However good your doctor is, and however much you may trust him or her, you must share the responsibility for your own health, and you must know when to tell your doctor if you think that the treatment with which he or she is providing you, could be causing problems. After all, if things go wrong, your nice friendly doctor is more likely to kill you than is a burglar a deranged relative or a drunken motorist. Remember: one in six people in hospital are there because they have been made ill by a doctor. I have built this book around ther twelve basic laws of medicine which I have, over the years, formulated for my own benefit as a doctor, an observer and a patient. I have illustrated each of the 12 laws with clinical anecdotes and scientific data.' Here, for example, is Coleman's First Law of Medicine: `If you are receiving treatment for an existing disease and you develop new symptoms then, until proved otherwise, you should assume that the new symptoms are caused by the treatment you are receiving.' Dr Vernon Coleman is the author of over 100 books - many of them international bestsellers. His books have sold over two million copies in hardback and paperback in the UK alone and have been translated into 25 languages. Dr Coleman has written columns and articles for many of the world's leading newspapers and magazines and has presented numerous TV and radio programmes based on his books. In the mid 1980s he devised the world's first medical software for use on home computers. For more information about Dr Coleman's books please see the Vernon Coleman page on Amazon or visit www.vernoncoleman.com What the papers say: Vernon Coleman writes brilliant books - Good Book Guide The calmest voice of reason - The Observer A godsend - Daily Telegraph Brilliant - The People No thinking person can ignore him - The Ecologist Marvellously succinct, refreshingly sensible - The Spectator Probably one of the most brilliant men alive today - Irish Times King of the media docs - The Independent Britain's leading health care campaigner - The Sun Britain's leading medical author - The Star Perhaps the best known health writer for the general public in the world today - The Therapist The patient's champion - Birmingham Post A persuasive writer whose arguments, based on research and experience, are sound - Nursing Standard The doctor who dares to speak his mind - Oxford Mail He writes lucidly and wittily - Good Housekeeping The man is a national treasure - What doctors don't tell you Compulsive reading - The Guardian His message is important - The Economist Revered guru of medicine - Nursing Times His advice is optimistic and enthusiastic - British Medical Journal It's impossible not to be impressed - Western Daily Press Outspoken and alert - Sunday Express Hard hitting - inimitably forthright - Hull Daily Mail Refreshingly forthright - Liverpool Daily Post Dr Coleman made me think again - BBC World Service
Life Loves You: 7 Spiritual Practices to Heal Your Life
Louise L. Hay - 2014
It is the heart thought that represents her life and her work. Together, Louise and Robert Holden look at what life loves you really means—that life doesn’t just happen to you; it happens for you. In a series of intimate and candid conversations, they dig deep into the power of love, the benevolent nature of reality, the friendly universe, and the heart of who we really are. Life Loves You is filled with inspiring stories and helpful meditations, prayers, and exercises. Louise and Robert present a practical philosophy based on seven spiritual practices. Key themes coverThe Mirror Principle – practicing the how of self-loveAffirming Your Life – healing the ego’s basic fearFollowing Your Joy – trusting your inner guidanceForgiving the Past – reclaiming your original innocenceBeing Grateful Now – cultivating basic trustLearning to Receive – being undefended and openHealing the Future– choosing love over fear
Gut: The Inside Story of Our Body’s Most Underrated Organ
Giulia Enders - 2014
Gut, an international bestseller, gives the alimentary canal its long-overdue moment in the spotlight. With quirky charm, rising science star Giulia Enders explains the gut’s magic, answering questions like: Why does acid reflux happen? What’s really up with gluten and lactose intolerance? How does the gut affect obesity and mood? Communication between the gut and the brain is one of the fastest-growing areas of medical research—on par with stem-cell research. Our gut reactions, we learn, are intimately connected with our physical and mental well-being. Enders’s beguiling manifesto will make you finally listen to those butterflies in your stomach: they’re trying to tell you something important.
The Whole30: The 30-Day Guide to Total Health and Food Freedom
Melissa Hartwig Urban - 2014
Get started on your Whole30 transformation with the #1 New York Times best-selling The Whole30. Since 2009, Melissa Hartwig Urban's critically-acclaimed Whole30 program has quietly led hundreds of thousands of people to effortless weight loss and better health—along with stunning improvements in sleep quality, energy levels, mood, and self-esteem. The program accomplishes all of this by specifically targeting people’s habits and emotional relationships with food. The Whole30 is designed to help break unhealthy patterns of behavior, stop stress-related comfort eating, and reduce cravings, particularly for sugar and carbohydrates. Many Whole30 participants have described achieving “food freedom”—in just thirty days. Now, The Whole30 offers a stand-alone, step-by-step plan to break unhealthy habits, reduce cravings, improve digestion, and strengthen your immune system. The Whole30 prepares participants for the program in five easy steps, previews a typical thirty days, teaches the basic meal preparation and cooking skills needed to succeed, and provides a month’s worth of recipes designed to build confidence in the kitchen and inspire the taste buds. Motivating and inspiring with just the right amount of signature tough love, The Whole30 features real-life success stories, an extensive quick-reference FAQ, detailed elimination and reintroduction guidelines, and more than 100 recipes using familiar ingredients, from simple one-pot meals to complete dinner party menus.
A Guide to Better Movement: The Science and Practice of Moving with More Skill and Less Pain
Todd R. Hargrove - 2014
It is written for movement professionals, athletes, chronic pain sufferers, and anyone else interested in moving better and feeing better. In it, you will learn: the essential qualities of movements that are healthy and efficient; why good movement requires healthy "maps" in the brain; why pain is sometimes more about self-perception than tissue damage or injury; the science behind mind-body practices; general principles that can be used to improve any movement practice; and 25 illustrated and simple movement lessons to help you move better and feel better.
Complete Calisthenics - The Ultimate Guide To Bodyweight Exercise
Ashley Kalym - 2014
This book shows you how to build strength, power, athleticism, and astounding physical ability using only your bodyweight as the resistance. Relying on virtually no equipment, this book promises to be the most comprehensive and detailed bodyweight exercise manual on the market today. Learn how to perform many different types of push-up, pull-up, core exercise, lower body exercise, and conditioning movement, and in the process develop the strongest and most capable physique ever. An abbreviated list of content includes: a huge number of push-up exercises and variations, a huge number of pull-up exercises and variations, a complete guide to learning the planche, a complete guide to learning the front lever, back lever, and human flag, a complete guide to learning handstands and handstand push-ups, a detailed look at muscle-ups and their variations, a huge number of core exercises showing how to build colossal core strength, extensive leg training and conditioning section, detailed exercise descriptions and teaching points for every movement, over 500 photographs showing the exercises from every angle, nutritional advice and sample diets and plans, equipment guide, comprehensive training program section catering for every level of ability, learn how to create your own programs, large mobility, flexibility, and physical preparation section, and much, much more!
Aromatherapy: 600 Aromatherapy Recipes for Beauty, Health & Home - Plus Advice & Tips on How to Use Essential Oils
Beth A. Jones - 2014
This is due to their ability to promote a healthy body and serene mind by aiming to restore balance both physically and psychologically. This book opens up the world of aromatherapy by providing lots of information and practical advice on how to maximize the use of essential oils. 600 Aromatherapy Recipes will teach you how to create your own blends in the comfort of your home, advise you what steps to undertake when buying essential oils, and also how to store them properly. 42 oils are explained in detail, outlining their benefits, advantages, properties, and what other oils they blend well with. Carrier oils are also explained, along with some very important safety guidelines that must always be adhered to. Living a greener, healthier, more natural lifestyle is easily achievable with aromatherapy and essential oils. 600 Aromatherapy Recipes shows you the potential power of essential oils and how they can achieve results that are nothing short of amazing.
Green Smoothies: The Weight Loss & Detox Secret: 50 Recipes for a Healthy Diet (Special Diet Cookbooks & Vegetarian Recipes Collection Book 3)
Jonathan Vine - 2014
This mixture of sun ripened fruits and earth harvested vegetables can be made in seconds. You can say “Goodbye,” to the regret that normally comes along with eating fast food.Green smoothies are nutritious, providing your body with vitamins, minerals, and anti-oxidants. Packed with nutrients used to fight diseases such as diabetes, cancer, and heart disease, you will begin to wonder why you have gone so long without enjoying green smoothies. In this book you will discover: What is a Green Smoothie? What’s So Good About Green Smoothies? Nutritional Value and Health Benefits of Green Smoothies The Healthiest Weight Loss Program Methodology Types of Green Smoothies Tasty Tips ˃˃˃ 50 delicious recipes inside The book includes 50 delicious recipes that use green leafy vegetables, fruits and non-dairy milk or yogurt to create nutritious, filling drinks for your day-to-day menu.Whether you are brand new to the world of green smoothies or you’ve enjoyed them in the past, don’t miss this great book!Each recipe offers different variations or tips and tricks so your job is truly simple: follow the recipes and enjoy a glass of pure, healthy food! Scroll up and grab a copy today.
Fairy Tarot Cards: A 78-Card Deck and Guidebook
Doreen Virtue - 2014
Doreen Virtue and Radleigh Valentine call Fairy Tarot Cards the “self-esteem deck,” because the words and images are imbued with this intention. Inside, you’ll meet Fairy Kings, Queens, Princes, and Princesses, set against the backdrop of iconic Glastonbury, England. The wisdom of the fairies, inscribed on each card and explained in the accompanying guidebook, will help you put your life on the fast track of Divine magic!Fairy Tarot Cards makes a perfect companion to the best-selling Angel Tarot Cards. (In fact, you can mix the two decks for even more accurate and detailed readings!)
The Reality Check: A quest to understand Chiropractic from the inside out
Heidi Haavik - 2014
It describes in easy to understand language what happens in the brain when a chiropractor adjusts dysfunctional segments in your spine. It is based on cutting edge research performed over the past two decades and was written by Dr Heidi Haavik, a pioneering scientist who has been instrumental in establishing the link between neuroscience and chiropractic.This book is a must read for anyone who is interested in what happens in the body when a chiropractor adjusts your spine, and is an essential resource for anyone in the chiropractic community.
The Fast Diet Magic Book: The Cheat's Guide to Easy Weight Loss with Intermittent Fasting
Caitlin Collins - 2014
But for some of us, things haven’t been quite so simple. Some of us have found intermittent fasting difficult, unpleasant or we simply have not lost as much weight as we had hoped. So why read The Fast Diet Magic Book? If you tried 5:2 fasting but just didn’t lose much weight you had some success with intermittent fasting but found it very difficult If you need a way to cope better with the hunger If you wish your weight loss could be much faster while intermittent fasting If you suffered with headaches, ravenous hunger or low energy If you are just starting out and don’t know which type of intermittent fasting to do …then you should read this book. There are plenty of weight loss books detailing the science behind intermittent fasting. This is not one of them. The Fast Diet Magic Book is written as a helper, a friend to guide you through the psychological side of fasting – to help you manage the hunger, the boredom, the weaker moments, the side-effects to keep your weight loss motivation high. If you are one of the very many people who doesn’t seem to lose weight doing normal 5:2, this book will suggest various ways in which you may have been going wrong. And for those of you who have been doing everything right and still had little success with intermittent fasting, it will show you exactly why. You can even use it as a guidebook to create your own programme for weight loss, all based on variations of intermittent fasting. This book will show you: The simple but crucial mistakes you may inadvertently be making which may be sabotaging your weight loss How to almost magically accelerate your weight loss with small but powerful changes to the standard 5:2 fast diet All the other kinds of intermittent fasting such as 16:8, 19:5 and 24 hour fasts All about ‘eating windows’ and how these are often the missing key to successful weight loss How to create intermittent fasting combinations that will allow you to lose weight faster, even if it hasn’t worked before Strategies to help you deal with hunger, lose weight and feel great while doing it How to cope with possible side-effects such as headaches, constipation and insomnia All about the psychology of fasting: how to manage the boredom, irritability and cravings and stay upbeat and positive while fasting How to plan for and cope with your first fast Dozens of weight loss tips and tricks for making intermittent fasting easier and more effective How to make the whole thing so effortless that you actually begin to enjoy fast dieting But most of all, it will show you how to create a personal plan which will allow you to lose a lot of weig
100 Days of Real Food: How We Did It, What We Learned, and 100 Easy, Wholesome Recipes Your Family Will Love
Lisa Leake - 2014
What she thought would be a short-term experiment turned out to have a huge impact on her personally. After wading through their fair share of challenges, experiencing unexpected improvements in health, and gaining a preference for fresh, wholesome meals, the Leakes happily adopted their commitment to real food as their "new normal."Now Lisa shares her family's story, offering insights and cost-conscious recipes everyone can use to enjoy wholesome natural food prepared with easily found ingredients such as whole grains, fruits and vegetables, seafood, locally raised meats, whole-milk dairy products, nuts, natural sweeteners, and more.Filled with step-by-step instructions, this hands-on cookbook and guide includes:Advice for navigating the grocery store and making smart real food purchases Tips for reading ingredient labels 100 quick-and-easy recipes for such favorites as Homemade Chicken Nuggets, Whole Wheat Pasta with Kale Pesto Cream Sauce, Cheesy Broccoli Casserole, The Best Pulled Pork in the Slow Cooker, and Cinnamon-Glazed Popcorn Meal plans and suggestions for kid-pleasing school lunches, parties, and snacks A 10-day mini-starter program, and much more.100 Days of Real Food offers all the support, encouragement, and guidance you'll need to make these incredibly important and timely life changes.
What Makes Olga Run?: The Mystery of the Ninety-Something Track Star Who Is Smashing Records and Outpacing Time, and What She Can Teach Us About How to Live
Bruce Grierson - 2014
Olga Kotelko is not your average ninety-three-year-old. She not only looks and acts like a much younger woman, she holds over twenty-three world records in track and field, seventeen in her current ninety to ninety-five category. Convinced that this remarkable woman could help unlock many of the mysteries of aging, Grierson set out to uncover what it is that’s driving Olga. He considers every piece of the puzzle, from her diet and sleep habits to how she scores on various personality traits, from what she does in her spare time to her family history. Olga participates in tests administered by some of the world’s leading scientists and offers her DNA to groundbreaking research trials. What emerges is not only a tremendously uplifting personal story but a look at the extent to which our health and longevity are determined by the DNA we inherit at birth, and the extent to which we can shape that inheritance. It examines the sum of our genes, opportunities, and choices, and the factors that forge the course of any life, especially during our golden years.
The Happy Herbivore Guide to Plant-Based Living
Lindsay S. Nixon - 2014
Nixon provides what her readers have been clamoring for—a practical, in-depth guide to living the plant-based lifestyle.A plant-based diet is not about saying “no” to a variety of foods. It’s about saying “yes” to you and your health. It’s about saying “yes” to whole, good-for-you foods that make you feel (and look!) great.Embracing any new lifestyle means changes, questions, and skeptics at your door. You don’t have to face that alone. Nixon has been successfully living the Happy Herbivore lifestyle for years and during that time, she’s helped thousands of clients make the transition. In Happy Herbivore Life, she expertly walks you through how to thrive as a happy herbivore, from making the transition to living plant-proud every day to overcoming objections from your family and friends.Nixon provides insight on key ingredients to include in your diet and exposes the myths concerning soy, carbs, fat, and protein. She offers tips on what to say to critical carnivores, how to live plant-based with a busy lifestyle, and ways to make easy substitutions in recipes that won’t change the texture and taste of your favorite dishes.Beautiful pictures and a sampling of new plant-based recipes accompany her savvy advice, plus testimonials from fans who have embraced the happy herbivore way and are loving the results.Happy Herbivore Life is the essential and ultimate guide you’ve been waiting for to help you transform your life through plant-based eating.
Brett Osborn - 2014
Osborn cuts through the nonsense with his logical approach. A board-certified Neurosurgeon with a secondary certification in Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine, Dr. Osborn combines his 30+ years of training experience with his medical knowledge to give you an easy-to-read, science-based guide to health and longevity. No stone is left unturned in Get Serious. There are dedicated chapters on nutrition, supplements, smart drugs and strength training. And Dr. Osborn’s time-tested, comprehensive training protocol is included as an appendix! This straightforward regimen will help you build strength while enhancing your body’s ability to burn fat without the fancy overpriced gadgets often touted by fitness “experts.” Stop wasting time and money on such quick-fixes. They don’t exist. There are no shortcuts. There are no entitlements. Dr. Osborn will encourage you to take the bull by the horns and thwart the assault of the failed healthcare system. Assume control of your health and Get Serious! Dr. Osborn will show you how in this information-packed, life-changing guide. Get Serious is a must-read!
The Heal Your Gut Cookbook: Nutrient-Dense Recipes for Intestinal Health Using the GAPS Diet
Hilary Boynton - 2014
Brackett to help heal your gut and to manage the illnesses that stem from it.Developed by pioneering British MD Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride, who provides the book's Foreword, Gut and Psychology Syndrome (GAPS) refers to disorders, including ADD/ADHD, autism, addictions, depression, and obsessive-compulsive disorder, stemming from or exacerbated by leaky gut and dysbiosis. GAPS also refers to chronic gut-related physical conditions, including celiac disease, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes type one, and Crohn's disease, as well as asthma, eczema, allergies, thyroid disorders, and more. An evolution of the Specific Carbohydrate Diet, the GAPS Diet will appeal to followers of the Paleo Diet, who are still struggling for optimum health, as well as anyone interested in the health benefits of fermentation or the Weston A. Price approach to nutrition.In The Heal Your Gut Cookbook, readers will learn about the key cooking techniques and ingredients that form the backbone of the GAPS Diet: working with stocks and broths, soaking nuts and seeds, using coconut, and culturing raw dairy. The authors offer encouraging, real-life perspectives on the life-changing improvements to the health of their families by following this challenging, but powerful, diet.The GAPS Diet is designed to restore the balance between beneficial and pathogenic intestinal bacteria and seal the gut through the elimination of grains, processed foods, and refined sugars and the carefully sequenced reintroduction of nutrient-dense foods, including bone broths, raw cultured dairy, certain fermented vegetables, organic pastured eggs, organ meats, and more.The Heal Your Gut Cookbook is a must-have if you are following the GAPS Diet, considering the GAPS Diet, or simply looking to improve your digestive health and--by extension--your physical and mental well-being.
YumUniverse: Infinite Possibilities for a Gluten-Free, Plant-Powerful, Whole-Food Lifestyle
Heather Crosby - 2014
But this is more than just a cookbook—it’s a treasure chest that will help you build health-promoting habits and recipes of your own for a lifetime. Once a bacon-loving skeptic, Heather knows first-hand how overwhelming yet rewarding the transition to a plant-based, gluten-free diet can be, so she’s included essential, everyday know-how for folks seeking to adopt and maintain a healing whole foods diet.Fans of YumUniverse.com, Heather’s inspirational food blog, and new readers alike will discover unique recipes that are as delicious as they are beneficial. With hearty dishes such as Skillet Crusted Sweet Potato Gnocchi and Cardamom Cream Chia Pudding with Raspberries, as well as divine desserts such as Mexican Unfried Ice Cream and Chocolate & Salted Caramel Stack Cake, Heather’s recipes will have you saying �yum” and finding joy in clean foods that respect and nourish your body.A plant-based, gluten-free diet is delicious and doable. So say goodbye to temporary dieting and embrace healthy, incredible dishes as part of your long-term wellness adventure!
Delavier's Women's Strength Training Anatomy Workouts
Frédéric Delavier - 2014
Based on the anatomical features unique to women, this new guide sets the standard for women's strength training.290 full-color illustrations allow you to see inside 157 exercises and 49 programs for strengthening, sculpting, and developing your arms, chest, back, shoulders, abs, legs, and glutes.Step-by-step instructions work in tandem with the anatomical illustrations to ensure understanding of maximizing the efficiency of each exercise. You'll see how muscles interact with surrounding joints and skeletal structures and learn how variations of movements can isolate specific muscles and achieve targeted results.Delavier's Women's Strength Training Anatomy includes proven programming for reducing fat, adding lean muscle, and sculpting every body region. Whether you're beginning a program or enhancing an existing routine, working out at home or at the gym, it's all here and all in the stunning detail that only Fr'd'ric Delavier can provide.The former editor in chief of PowerMag in France, author and illustrator Fr'd'ric Delavier has written for Le Monde du Muscle, Men's Health Germany, and several other publications. His previous publications, including Strength Training Anatomy and Women's Strength Training Anatomy, have sold more than 2.5 million copies.
The Little Book of Yoga
Chronicle Books - 2014
Introducing The Little Book of Yoga. This petite hardcover presents all the basics for yoga lovers of every interest and skill level—beginner or advanced, committed or just curious. The contents, broken into five sections for a customizable reading experience, include illustrated pose instructions and practical wisdom that yields rewards on and off the mat. Authoritative yet approachable, compact yet robust, it's a timely offering for a practice that continues to grow. Fans will recognize it as the only fundamental yoga book and gift givers will rejoice in finding the perfect present for the yogi in their life.
The Nourished Kitchen: Farm-to-Table Recipes for the Traditional Foods Lifestyle
Jennifer McGruther - 2014
The traditional foods movement is a fad-free approach to cooking and eating that emphasizes nutrient-dense, real food, and values quality, environment, and community over the convenience of processed, additive-laden products that are the norm on grocery store shelves. Based on the research of Weston A. Price, who studied the diets of indigenous peoples to understand the relationship between nutrition and health, a traditional foods diet avoids processed ingredients, but allows meat, animal fat, and grains. It embraces cultured dairy, such as kefir and yogurt, that contain beneficial bacteria; fermented foods, such as sauerkraut and kombucha, that are rich in probiotics; and organ meats that are packed with vitamins and minerals. It also celebrates locally grown foods. By choosing ingredients from nearby sources, you create a stronger connection to your food, and have a better understanding what you’re eating and how it was produced. In The Nourished Kitchen, Jennifer McGruther guides you through her traditional foods kitchen and offers more than 160 recipes inspired by the seasons, land, and waters around her. In the morning, fuel up with Eggs Poached in Fiery Tomato Sauce. On a hot summer day, Cucumber Salad with Dill and Kefir is a cooling side dish, and on a chilly fall evening, Barley in Broth with Bacon and Kale offers comfort and warmth. Old-Fashioned Meat Loaf with Gravy makes a hearty family meal, while Chicken in Riesling with Peas can be the centerpiece of an elegant supper. Satisfy your sweet tooth with Maple-Roasted Pears, and quench your thirst with naturally fermented Vanilla Mint Soda. With the benefit of Jennifer’s experience, you can craft a loaf of Whole Wheat and Spelt Sourdough Bread and stock your kitchen with Spiced Sour Pickles with Garlic. The Nourished Kitchen not only teaches how to prepare wholesome, nourishing foods, but also encourages a mindful approach cooking and a celebration of old-world culinary traditions that have sustained healthy people for millennia. Whether you’re already a practitioner of the traditional foods lifestyle or simply trying to incorporate more natural, highly nutritious foods into your routine, you will find plenty to savor in The Nourished Kitchen.
It Takes A Family: A Cooperative Approach to Lasting Sobriety
Debra Jay - 2014
While most alcoholics and addicts coming out of treatment have a recovery plan, families are often left to figure things out for themselves. In It Takes a Family, Debra Jay takes a fresh approach to the recovery process by making family members and friends part of the recovery team, beginning in the early stages of sobriety.In straightforward, compassionate language, she outlines a structured model that shows family members both how to take personal responsibility and to build a circle of support to meet the obstacles common to the first year of recovery. Together, family members address the challenges of enabling, denial, and pain while developing their communication skills through practical, easy-to-follow strategies and exercises designed to create transparency and accountability. With this invaluable guide, family members work together as they reinvent their relationships without the all-consuming dysfunction of active addiction.
Mindfulness on the Go: Simple Meditation Practices You Can Do Anywhere
Jan Chozen Bays - 2014
Meditation practice is one way to do it, but not the only way. In fact, there are easy ways to fit it into your everyday life. Jan Chozen Bays provides here 25 practices that can be used on the go to cultivate mindfulness. The three-breath practice, the mindfulness of entering rooms, offering compliments, tasting your food one careful bite at a time--these deceptively simple practices can have a cumulative effect for the better. The book is an abridgment of Bays's longer collection How to Train a Wild Elephant: And Other Adventures in Mindfulness.
Defending Beef: The Case for Sustainable Meat Production
Nicolette Hahn Niman - 2014
They erode soils, pollute air and water, damage riparian areas, and decimate wildlife populations. The UN s Food and Agriculture Organization bolstered the credibility of this notion with its 2007 report that declared livestock to be the single largest contributor to human-generated climate-change emissions.But is the matter really so clear cut? Hardly. In her new book, Defending Beef, environmental lawyer turned rancher Nicolette Hahn Niman argues that cattle are not inherently bad for the Earth. The impact of grazing can be either negative or positive, depending on how livestock are managed. In fact, with proper oversight livestock can actually play an essential role in maintaining grassland ecosystems by performing the same functions as the natural herbivores that once roamed and grazed there. Grounded in empirical scientific data, Defending Beef builds the most comprehensive and convincing argument to date that cattle could actually serve as the Earth s greatest environmental benefactors by helping to build carbon-sequestering soils and prevent desertification.Defending Beef is simultaneously a book about big issues and ideas and the personal tale of the author, who starts out as a skeptical vegetarian and eventually becomes involved with sustainable ranching. She shows how dispersed, grass-based, smaller-scale farms can and should become the basis for American food production. And while no single book could definitively answer the thorny question of how to feed the Earth s growing population, Defending Beef makes the case that, whatever the world s future food system looks like, livestock can and must be part of the solution."
The Master Key: Qigong Secrets for Vitality, Love, and Wisdom
Robert Peng - 2014
A frail child with a heart condition sneaks into a hotel boiler room and befriends the elderly yet vibrant attendant, who eventually reveals his true identity as a revered Qigong master. He heals the boy and, for the next 13 years, secretly teaches him the keys to unlocking the spiritual and healing dimensions of the Life Force. It sounds like a modern-day fable, but the story is true. And with The Master Key, that grateful student, Robert Peng, invites all of us to enter the next chapter of this empowering path. Here, Master Peng brings together the unique insights of his teacher with the moving account of his own journey to inspire and guide us into: The foundational methods for gathering, refining, and using the Life Force A five-minute exercise to directly experience the reality of Qi energy Awakening the body's three Dantian centers The Four Golden Wheels practices for strengthening your Qi reservoirs The discovery of your True Self through Qigong's tools of self-inquiry Empowering your relationships and sexual intimacy Entering the sea of compassion and happiness, and much more How do we open the doorways to authentic love, power, and wisdom? The answer lies in our inner Life Force—and The Master Key teaches us how to unlock it.
The Paleo Approach Cookbook: A Detailed Guide to Heal Your Body and Nourish Your Soul
Sarah Ballantyne - 2014
This companion cookbook to the groundbreaking book The Paleo Approach makes changing your diet easy and economical with more than 200 Paleo recipes, shopping guides, meal plans, and more.An estimated 50 million Americans suffer from some form of autoimmune disease. If you're among them, you may know all too well how little modern medicine can do to alleviate your condition. But that's no reason to give up hope. In this companion cookbook to the groundbreaking book The Paleo Approach, Sarah D. Ballantyne, Ph.D., shows you just how easy and delicious regaining your health can be. The Paleo Approach Cookbook walks you through which foods you should eat to calm your immune system, reduce inflammation, and help your body heal itself. There's no need to worry that "going Paleo" will break the bank or require too much time in the kitchen preparing special foods. In The Paleo Approach Cookbook, Dr. Ballantyne provides expert tips on how to make the switch easily and economically. She explains how to stay within your food budget, how to make the best use of your time in the kitchen, and where to shop for what you need. Complete food lists, shopping guides, and meal plans take the guesswork out of eating to maximize healing. Don’t know how to cook? Dr. Ballantyne walks you through essential kitchen techniques, from chopping vegetables to using a pressure cooker safely. Armed with more than 200 delicious recipes, from breakfast staples to decadent desserts, you can reverse your disease and love every bite!
The Cancer Olympics
Robin McGee - 2014
After her delayed diagnosis of colorectal cancer, Robin McGee reaches out to her community using a blog entitled "Robin's Cancer Olympics." Often uplifting and humourous, the blog posts and responses follow her into the harsh landscape of cancer treatment, medical regulation, and provincial politics. If she and her supporters are to be successful in lobbying the government for the chemotherapy, she must overcome many formidable and frightening hurdles. And time is running out. . . A true story, The Cancer Olympics is a suspenseful and poignant treatment of an unthinkable situation, an account of advocacy and survival that explores our deepest values regarding democracy, medicine, and friendship. Robin McGee has been decorated with medals by the Canadian Cancer Society and the Governor-General of Canada. www.thecancerolympics.com
Joni Eareckson Tada - 2014
The entire book is framed against Joni's visit to the healing pool of Bethesda to seek healing where Jesus healed.As Joni relates aspects of her own journey in dealing with the most painful -unanswered prayer- of her life, readers will learn to see beyond potential quick fixes to the deepest and greatest solutions God has for them. As the journey continues, readers deal with topics such as contentment, patience, unanswered prayer, transformation through suffering, wrestling with God, and hoping in God.
The Practical Herbal Medicine Handbook: Your Quick Reference Guide to Healing Herbs & Remedies
Althea Press - 2014
Put your health in your own hands with time-tested treatments. From the creators of the New York Times bestseller Essential Oils for Beginners, The Practical Herbal Medicine Handbook offers basic techniques and effective herbal treatments for everyday ailments, wellness, and beauty. • Treat common ailments such as headaches, bruises, and leg cramps with more than 100 everyday herbal remedies • Learn step-by-step techniques for buying, making, and growing herbal medicine • Discover the 44 most common and effective healing herbs with the A-Z apothecary • Reduce stress, soothe insomnia, and enhance your memory naturally with herbal remedies for your mental health and well-being The Practical Herbal Medicine Handbook provides a natural path to feeling better and improving your overall sense of wellness.
Balancing Diabetes: Conversations About Finding Happiness and Living Well
Kerri Sparling - 2014
A large part of that adjustment is figuring out how to balance diabetes with all the intricacies of a life outside of diabetes care. In Balancing Diabetes, diabetes online community blogger Kerri Sparling compiles strategies used by people with diabetes and their caregivers to bring that elusive balance into their lives. Whether adult or child, type 1 or type 2, spouse or caregiver, male or female, people in the diabetes world will find themselves in this book and be inspired by the commonality of that continuing search for balance.
Nursing School Thrive Guide
Maureen Osuna - 2014
Learn what the different types of classes are like, how to thrive in your clinical rotations, master test-taking strategies and discover the author's own unique system for approaching patient care. With The Nursing School Thrive Guide, you'll start the semester ahead of the curve, with the tools you need to hit the ground running when classes start. Follow the system outlined in this book, and you'll be an organized, confident nursing student...guaranteed. Maureen Osuna is a critical care nurse with a passion (more like obsession) for mentoring nursing students and is owner of the website www.straightanursingstudent.com.
Beyond Buds: Marijuana Extracts—Hash, Vaping, Dabbing, Edibles and Medicines
Ed Rosenthal - 2014
Prohibition’s end has led to a technological revolution that’s generated powerful medicines and products containing almost zero carcinogens and little smoke. Marijuana icon Ed Rosenthal and leading cannabis reporter David Downs guide readers through the best new consumer products, and demonstrate how to make and use the safest, cleanest extracts. Beyond Buds details how award-winning artisans make hash and concentrates, and includes modern techniques utilizing dry ice and CO2. The book is a primer on making kief, water hash, tinctures, topicals, edibles, and other extracts from cannabis leaves, trim, and bud bits, and it goes on to explore and simplify the more exotic and trendy marijuana-infused products, such as butane hash oil (BHO), shatter, wax, and budder. More complex than lighting a joint, these innovative products call for new accessories — special pipes, dabbing tools, and vaporizers — all of which are reviewed and pictured in the book. Beyond Buds expands on Rosenthal’s previous book Ask Ed: Marijuana Gold: Trash to Stash. Completely updated with full-color photographs that are both “how-to” guides and eye candy, this book enables not only the health-conscious toker but also the bottom line–driven cultivator.
Ultimate Cuts: 7 Secrets to Burn Fat Fast as Hell
Brandon Carter - 2014
Fifteen years ago, I started working out and I was totally clueless. I wasted a lot of time with bs diets and workout plans and I was never able to get as ripped as I wanted.After years of trial and error, I finally found the few secrets to getting ripped and losing fat fast! I do not want you to have go through years of trial and error to lose fat! I am going to give you all of the fat loss secrets you will ever need to know!Getting ripped and burning fat is not as complex as people make it out to be. In fact it is quite simple! Here are a few things you will learn from this book that will help you burn fat FAST.• How To burn More Fat By Working Out LESS• How To Burn Fat Without Counting Calories (it’s so simple!)• How Eating Pizza, Burgers, and Fries Can Help You Burn FAT!• How To Lose 14 Pounds In 14 Days With “Intermittent Fasting”• How To Burn Fat In Your Sleep• And Much More!This book is a collection of some of the best methods I know to burn body fat in the fastest amount of time possible. I have been a personal trainer for over 10 years. I have worked for many of the top gyms in New York City. I have trained professional athletes and top models. I have also worked as a fitness model for Nike, Adidas, Jordan, Puma, and others. I say all that to say this: I know what I am talking about.I have used every technique written here on myself and my clients over the years. They all work! You do NOT have to use them all at once. You can pick and choose what works according to your lifestyle. But the FASTEST way to get ripped would be to use ALL of the techniques at once. If you follow the outline for three months you will become more lean than you have ever been in your entire life!For a limited time, you will also get 5 FREE bonus chapters!• 8 Ways To Naturally Increase Testosterone Levels• Best Supplements To Burn Fat FAST• How To Drink Away Fat• How To Motivate Yourself To Workout• Top 5 Ways To Get A Six Pack FAST
The South Asian Health Solution
Ronesh Sinha - 2014
South Asians, who are predominantly Indians and Pakistanis, make up one-third of the world's population and have the highest prevalence of heart disease and diabetes. Dr. Ronesh Sinha, an internal medicine specialist in Silicon Valley, CA, recipient of the 2013 Silicon Valley Business Journal Health Care hero award, and TEDx speaker, specializes in helping patients of South Asian heritage moderate heart disease risk factors and obesity trends with a comprehensive lifestyle modification approach that has delivered exceptional results.Dr. Sinha's The South Asian Health Solution is the first book to provide an ancestral health-based wellness plan culturally tailored for South Asians. In particular, South Asians living outside of India in countries such as the United States, England, and Canada, show an even greater disease risk due to their immersion into western dietary and lifestyle habits.The book covers some of the following topics: South Asian-specific risk factors and how to accurately interpret cholesterol and body composition readings; Key lifestyle changes for weight loss and disease prevention; Three common cultural myths that lead to unhealthy habits; How to effectively manage sleep, stress and fatigue; And specific tips for women, children, and seniors.The South Asian Health Solution explains complex medical circumstances and terminology in an easy to understand voice, allowing the reader to grasp the how's and why's of dietary and lifestyle modification to prevent disease. The book dispenses practical dietary and medical advice, based on proven techniques used in the author's South Asian consult practice and company wellness programs, that recognizes and respects unique South Asian cultural challenges and barriers that can often hinder progress. Each chapter features a detailed case study of one of Dr. Sinha's actual patients (names changed), lending authenticity and real-life application to the material covered, and ends with a checklist for patients, healthcare providers, and even companies looking to keep their South Asian employees healthy.
Swim Speed Strokes for Swimmers and Triathletes: Master Freestyle, Butterfly, Breaststroke and Backstroke for Your Fastest Swimming
Sheila Taormina - 2014
Using crystal-clear photographs and her engaging, straightforward style, Coach Taormina explains the science behind power and speed in the water, explores the elements common to every stroke, and examines stroke technique in detail in individual stroke chapters."Swim Speed Strokes" features elite swimmers and Olympians, including Peter Vanderkaay, Rebecca Soni, Aaron Peirsol, Rowdy Gaines, Ashley Whitney, Vlad Morozov, Ariana Kukors, Andrew Gemmell, Laura Sogar, Nicolas Fink, Elizabeth Beisel, Doug Reynolds, and Melanie Margalis. Stunning over- and underwater photographs unveil the winning technique that has carried these athletes to the top of their sport. Whether you want to master every stroke or simply improve on your best one, "Swim Speed Strokes" will get you there and make you the strongest swimmer you can be.
Milady Skin Care and Cosmetic Ingredients Dictionary
Natalia Michalun - 2014
For ease of use, this book is split into three parts. Part 1 includes a basic explanation of skin anatomy and physiology, including skin types, conditions and problems. This knowledge is critical for understanding product performance. Definitions of common terms used in skin care formulation are also provided. Part 2 contains an alphabetical listing of more than 2,300 cosmetic ingredients with accompanying definitions that help identify the function and purpose of each ingredient with Part 3 offering a reference of Botanical Latin names for commonly used ingredients. This is an invaluable resource that will assist in making well-informed decisions regarding skin care ingredients and cosmetic products.
A Guide to Better Movement: The Science and Practice of Moving With More Skill and Less Pain
Todd Hargrove - 2014
It is written for movement professionals, athletes, chronic pain sufferers, and anyone else interested in moving better and feeing better. In it, you will learn: the essential qualities of movements that are healthy and efficient; why good movement requires healthy “maps” in the brain; why pain is sometimes more about self-perception than tissue damage or injury; the science behind mind-body practices; general principles that can be used to improve any movement practice; and 25 illustrated and simple movement lessons to help you move better and feel better.
Antiviral Nutrition: Against Colds, Flu, Herpes, AIDS, Hepatitis, Ebola, Dengue, and Autoimmunity: A Concept-Based and Evidence-Based Handbook and Research ... Practical Use (Inflammation Mastery series)
Alex Vasquez - 2014
This completely re-organized outline is updated from Dr Vasquez’s previous versions published in 2009 and the most recent previous version published in Rheumatology v3.5. This book provides concepts and clinical approaches cited to biomedical and clinical research in a format that is easy to access and which provides internet hyperlinks to database websites, full-text articles, and instructional videos, updates, and tutorials. The digital version of the book available for computers, tablets/iPads, and smartphones is updated regularly; purchasers can update their book automatically and retain their notes and highlights with the proper settings in their Kindle reader software.
The Lupus Encyclopedia (A Johns Hopkins Press Health Book)
Donald E. Thomas - 2014
For the 1.4 million people in the United States who have lupus, an overactive immune system senses that different parts of the body do not belong, and it attacks these parts. The immune system may strike the cells that line the joints or tendons, for example, causing pain and swelling. An incredibly complex disease, lupus must be properly treated for the optimal health and well-being of the person who has it. The Lupus Encyclopedia is an authoritative compendium that provides detailed explanations of every body system potentially affected by the disease, along with practical advice about coping. People with lupus, their loved ones, caregivers, and medical professionals—all will find here an invaluable resource. Illustrated with photographs, diagrams, and tables, The Lupus Encyclopedia explains symptoms, diagnostic methods, medications and their potential side effects, and when to seek medical attention. Dr. Donald Thomas provides information for women who wish to become pregnant and advises readers about working with a disability, complementary and alternative medicine, infections, cancer, and a host of other topics.
Eating With The King: A 40-Day Journey to a Godly Attitude Towards Food
Terri Rockwell - 2014
It's not a matter of the stomach. It's a matter of the heart. God created food to help you, not hurt you. Eating With The King is a 40-day journey to seeing food as the fuel source God intended, not something to love more than Him. Each day Terri Rockwell offers you a slice of the Bread of Life with a side dish of practical tips on following God-given hunger and fullness cues. Packed with scriptures pertaining to food, you will discover how to let Christ fill you with His love instead of looking to food for comfort. Experience the freedom to eat what you enjoy without condemning yourself as "bad."
The Weight Escape: How to Stop Dieting and Start Living
Joseph Ciarrochi - 2014
The Weight Escape offers something life-changingly different.Using the mindfulness-based method called Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dr. Russ Harris, author of the best-selling Happiness Trap; psychological practitioner Ann Bailey; and scientist Joseph Ciarrochi show you how to make the lasting changes you want. Focusing on the mental barriers that can keep us from setting and achieving our goals, they promote a holistic approach to well-being and weight loss—one that goes beyond meal plans and calorie counting to apply mindfulness to how you live as well as to what you eat. Through practical exercises and personal stories they show you how to: Set goals and give direction to your life Overcome destructive habits and exercise self-control Deal with cravings and stressful situations Develop self-acceptance This book contains the tools you need not only to get the weight-loss results you want but to maintain a healthy weight—and a healthy sense of well-being—for the rest of your life.
Don't Lose Out, Work Out!
Rujuta Diwekar - 2014
This leads to fads. It's the exact same place 'diet' was five years ago when Rujuta wrote her first book Don't Lose Your Mind, Lose Your Weight. The basic problem is the complete lack of understanding about exercise, how it works and how to make it work for you.Through this book, Rujuta tackles pretty much every myth and fad to do with exercise, demystifies exercise for everyone and presents it as not a brainless activity but a science which has the potential to combat all lifestyle disorders including diabetes and obesity, way better than any drug. Strength training, Cardio and Yoga get a detailed chapter each along with their pre and post workout meals, an often neglected but crucial aspect.So whether you are a beginner or want to take your workouts to the next level, the sample training schedules and real life workout examples with analysis and modifications will bridge the gap between knowing and doing and ensure that you are in a position to start and/or progress with a sensible, doable and a wholesome exercise plan.
Salad Love: 260 Crunchy, Savory, and Filling Meals You Can Make Every Day
David Bez - 2014
At the request of his co-workers who were constantly admiring his lunches, David Bez started the photo-driven blog Salad Pride, embarking on a year-long challenge to create one new salad every day. The blog instantly gained popularity for its creative salads that require no special cooking skills. The cookbook Salad Love pairs his vibrant photographs with accompanying recipes arranged around seasonal produce. Recipes include Egg, Asparagus, Croutons, and Pecorino for Spring; Crabmeat, Avocado, Nori, and Cucumber for Summer; Kale, Raspberries, and Blackberries for Fall; and Manchego, Dried Apricots, Fennel, and Radicchio for Winter. Many salads in the book require only a cutting board and a knife, so lunches can be made fresh at your desk. With an emphasis on fresh, whole foods, and innovative flavor combinations, these salads truly excite and inspire.
The Wellness Mama Cookbook: Simple Recipes for Healthier Families
Katie Wells - 2014
Over 150 of Wellness Mama s most popular real-food, grain-free, dairy-optional recipes provide simple and delicious meal ideas for busy nights. A mom of five herself, Katie focuses on easy to prepare, one-pan meals that are kid-approved and family favorites. Katie s passion for health and real food began after the birth of her first child when she read that the current generation of children would be the first in over two centuries to have a shorter life expectancy than their parents. She set out on her own health journey to improve her health and find answers for her thyroid struggles and her child s allergies. The Wellness Mama Cookbook is a compilation of Katie's most popular and most requested recipes for families, shared in her warm and conversational way of writing. The delicious flavors in dishes like Pakistani Kima, Greek Meatballs, Sweet Potato Lasagna, Cashew Chicken Wraps, Beef and Zucchini Stir Fry and Grain-Free Fish Sticks bring peace to meal times with family favorite dishes that don t require hours of preparation. Kids love recipes like Banana Nut Muffins, Homemade Fruit Snacks, and Real Food Ranch. Also Included: -Recipes for fermented foods like sauerkraut and drinks like kombucha, water kefir and homemade ginger ale -Simple DIY instructions for homemade spice blends -Recipes for herbal teas, superfood coffee and other warm drinks -Instructions on how to save money by making homemade versions of foods like chocolate, coconut milk, almond milk and energy bars -Simple real food salad dressing recipes -So much more! Let Wellness Mama help your family love real food with these delicious and simple family recipes
Shingles Treatments: Effective Fast Acting Natural Remedies for Herpes Zoster
Ashley Rodgers - 2014
If you are fortunate, you don’t remember such a time and have only been told stories by your family members. Now, imagine catching something similar when you are older! But only this time, you are wide awake and in possession of all your senses to feel the pain and discomfort it brings. Shingles is such a disease. If you have suffered from this disease, you know how unbearable it can be and the discomfort it can bring. You may also not function as you would and this may affect your work as well as how to interact with other people. However, don’t worry though because this book is just for you. This book will address various things including what may put you at risk of suffering from shingles, signs and symptoms of shingles so that you can discover the disease early and treat before it is too late as well as natural remedies to effectively treat shingles. Download Your Copy Now