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The Food Effect Diet

By Michelle Braude
Authors:
Michelle Braude
AS SEEN IN THE TIMES.LOSE AT LEAST 6LBS IN FOUR WEEKS WITHOUT GIVING UP CARBS, ALCOHOL OR CHOCOLATEThe Food Effect Diet is a simple, delicious and satisfying way of eating that sheds weight, boosts energy, lowers cholesterol and blood pressure. It also gives you glowing skin, increased brain power and optimal health and vitality.A perfect antidote to faddy, restrictive crash diets that don't work over the long-term, The Food Effect Diet promises a minimum weight loss of 6lbs in four weeks, while allowing you to eat carbs, good fats, wheat, gluten and dairy. Followers of the diet can also drink alcohol and eat chocolate - the only significant 'no no' is red meat.As well as a detailed programme for the four-week 'attack' phase, the book will include menu plans which can be adapted to suit different taste preferences, lifestyles and nutritional needs; over 70 delicious and easy recipes; and easy-to-follow food tables to guide your choices for each food group.
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Fibromyalgia and Myofascial Pain Syndrome

By Chris Jenner
Authors:
Chris Jenner
With the right care, there is much that can be done to help anyone with fibromyalgia or myofascial pain syndrome to improve their quality of life dramatically. This book is an easy-to-read and practical guide to dealing with these conditions, written by one of the UK's leading consultants on pain control. It takes a straightforward and down-to-earth look at what these conditions are about; how they might affect different aspects of sufferers' lives; what their options are; and how they can get on with their lives.

Fat Flush for Life

By Ann Louise Gittleman
Authors:
Ann Louise Gittleman
With millions of followers nationwide, award-winning nutrition expert and bestselling author Ann Louise Gittleman has revolutionized dieting, helping people melt away fat by detoxifying the body. Fat flushing nourishes glowing skin, reduces the appearance of cellulite, increases energy levels, and improves overall wellness. Dr. Gittleman reveals the new secrets of Fat Flush for Life - a seasonal approach to help you burn stubborn body fat all year long. She not only details how to detoxify the liver and lymphatic system to get rid of bloat, belly fat, and cellulite, but also explains how to take advantage of your body's natural response to the seasons to keep you thin and healthy for life. Fat Flush for Life features significant detox advances and fitness workouts alongside superstar foods and supplements. You'll discover simple yet surprising weight-loss secrets GI-enhancing probiotics ways to balance thyroid function and low-copper, high-zinc meal plans that instantly speed up metabolism. Uniquely effective, Fat Flush for Life offers an enjoyable and nutritionally sound method to keep the pounds off permanently.

Forty Beads

By Carolyn Evans
Authors:
Carolyn Evans
With a hilarious, tell-it-like-it-is, girlfriend-to-girlfriend tone, author Carolyn Evans provides married women with an innovative method that is sure to breathe new life into their marital relationship. The Forty Beads Method works by dissolving the negative tension that builds around sex (specifically, the frequency with which it does or does not occur) and replacing it with the sex life you always thought you should have, which in turn creates the relationship you've always wanted. In 40 short chapters, author Carolyn Evans illuminates her readers in psychologically-savvy detail why sex is so important to the success of a marriage, and exactly how to put it to the front burner of their relationship in a playful, fun way.

The First Year: Autism Spectrum Disorders

By Nancy D. Wiseman
Authors:
Nancy D. Wiseman
When parents learn that their child has autism, the news can be devastating, even paralyzing. Meanwhile, the first 12 months after diagnosis are the most important when it comes to intervention. As a parent of a child with autism, Nancy D. Wiseman knows firsthand how difficult it can be to unravel complex issues, discover what questions to ask, and find effective treatments. In this landmark guide, Wiseman offers both compassionate insight and a wealth of information for diagnoses from Asperger's to classic autism. Day by day, week by week, month by month, The First Year®: Autism Spectrum Disorders walks parents through a wide range of medical and lifestyle concerns, helps them navigate the healthcare, insurance, and educational systems, and ensures the best possible outcome for their child.

The First Year: Celiac Disease and Living Gluten-Free

By Jules E. Dowler Shepard
Authors:
Jules E. Dowler Shepard
If you've just been diagnosed with celiac disease, you're not alone: as many as 1 in 133 Americans have this autoimmune disorder characterized by an inability to digest gluten, a protein found in wheat and other grains. For ten years, Jules Shepard's gastrointestinal symptoms went misdiagnosed. Finally diagnosed, she experienced a rollercoaster of emotions and illness the year following, as she discovered what she could and could not eat through trial and error. Now, in The First Year®: Celiac Disease and Living gluten-free , Shepard explains everything you need to learn and do upon your or a family member's diagnosis. - How celiac disease affects your entire body - Eating gluten-free (and avoiding hidden glutens) - Keeping your kitchen safe from cross-contamination - Can I drink alcohol? - Celiac and fertility - Finding support groups - Parenting a child with celiac disease - Dining out, traveling, and entertaining This unique guide prioritizes all the most important information on diet and lifestyle changes for you. Day-by-day, week-by-week, month-by-month, learn how to safely alter your diet, manage your symptoms, and adjust to living gluten-free. Complete with easy and delicious recipes for gluten-free baking, The First Year®: Celiac Disease and Living gluten-free is your essential guide to a healthy life.

Fucking Daphne

By Daphne Gottlieb
Authors:
Daphne Gottlieb
When Daphne Gottlieb first found herself the character in someone else's story she was intrigued over time, as she appeared in more and more stories, she started to wonder about the implications of what was real and what wasn't. Did it matter that there were published stories of her having sex in bathrooms, vacant parking lots, on the balcony at a party in an old bordello? Did it matter whether or not they were true? This question sparked the idea for Fucking Daphne, a collection that blurs the lines between reality and fiction and begs the question who is the real Daphne?" A pill-popping wild child? A soft place to fall with a broken heart? A dreadlocked vixen?Contributors include Hanne Blank, Stephen Elliot, Sarah Katherine Lewis, and Ariel Gore, who describe, watch, and engage with a character that is not Daphne Gottlieb Daphne is a projection, a fantasy, a zeitgeist. We are all a multitude of people in bed. We are all Daphne.Harnessing the playfulness of the hoax, the seductiveness of literature, and the edginess of the avant-garde, Fucking Daphne is unique in a culture hungry for sex, information, and most of all, understanding.

The First Year: Hypothyroidism

By Elliot G. Levy M.D., Maureen Pratt
Authors:
Elliot G. Levy M.D., Maureen Pratt
Hypothyroidism primarily strikes women, and heart disease is the leading cause of death for American women. Pratt illuminates important new developments in the areas of thyroid disease and cardiac involvement. This revised edition also explores the link between environmental factors and hypothyroidism and the role of thyroid disease in iron deficiency and anemia. Millions of Americans live with an underactive thyroid gland: Hypothyroidism affects approximately 11 million Americans. By the age of 65, 17% of women have an underactive thyroid compared to 9% of men, and 1 out of 5 women over the age of 75 has Hashimoto's thyroiditis (the most common cause of hypothyroidism). Pratt provides the latest information that newly diagnosed and ongoing hypothyroid patients need to know in order to take charge of their lives. Using her firsthand experience, and with input from medical experts and other informed thyroid patients, Pratt walks you through the medical and emotional, personal and professional impact of hypothyroidism and offers practical, encouraging, and positive suggestions on life with hypothyroidism.

The First Year: HIV

By Brett Grodeck, Daniel S. Berger
Authors:
Brett Grodeck, Daniel S. Berger
This supportive resource explores the next generation of HIV/AIDS drugs and also includes new research on HIV and crystal meth, as well as new insights for the hardest hit population , African Americans.

The First Year: Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis

By Manuel Sklar M.D., Jill Sklar
Authors:
Manuel Sklar M.D., Jill Sklar
This newly revised edition includes new research and insights to help everyone newly diagnosed with IBD come to terms with their condition and the accompanying lifestyle changes - along with other vital information about IBD.

The First Year: Multiple Sclerosis

By Saud A. Sadiq M.D., Margaret Blackstone
Authors:
Saud A. Sadiq M.D., Margaret Blackstone
One of the most widely recommended guides to living with multiple sclerosis, now completely revised and updated, including the latest research, the most recent information on treatments (including the news on Tysabri®), and new tips for managing MS. Multiple sclerosis is as much a mystery as it is a disease, but this chronic and often disabling condition of the central nervous system affects over 400,000 people nationwide. From the moment of her diagnosis in 2000, Margaret Blackstone took charge and educated herself on every aspect of her condition. Now, as a "patient-expert," she guides those newly diagnosed step-by-step through their first year with MS. She provides crucial information about: The most up-to-date treatment options Effective alternative therapies Choosing the right medical team Discussing your condition with family, friends, and co-workers Current medical research Stress management and exercises Extensive online and community resources Strategies for accomplishing necessary lifestyle changes

The First Year: Cirrhosis

By Fredric Regenstein M.D., James L. Dickerson
Authors:
Fredric Regenstein M.D., James L. Dickerson
More than 25 million Americans and 92 million worldwide suffer from liver disease and cirrhosis, a degenerative and potentially fatal condition in which liver cells are damaged and then replaced by scar tissue, impeding liver function. The disease is most commonly caused by excessive alcohol consumption, hepatitis, or complications from prescription drugs. Immediately after his diagnosis, James Dickerson set out to educate himself on all of his options , and found there is hope for recovery. Now, he offers The First Year: Cirrhosis, the first guide for patients and their families to understanding and managing this chronic condition. In clear, accessible language, the book walks readers step-by-step through everything they need to do each day of the first week after a cirrhosis diagnosis, each subsequent week of the first month, and the following eleven months of the crucial first year. From understanding causes to coping with complications, The First Year: Cirrhosis provides medically-sound, empathetic guidance. The book includes advice on treating symptoms, extending longevity, managing stress, and getting the best care possible for anyone affected by this condition.

The Frozen Shoulder Workbook

By Clair Davies
Authors:
Clair Davies
Author Clair Davies' own case of frozen shoulder led him to undertake an extensive study of trigger points and referred pain that eventually resulted in his runaway best-seller, "The Trigger Point Therapy Workbook". Now, this renowned bodywork expert and educator revisits the subject of frozen shoulder, offering the most detailed and comprehensive manual yet available about this painful and debilitating condition, a useful resource for self-care and for bodywork practitioners looking to expand their treatment repertoire. Frozen shoulder, the syndrome name for several joint and tendon-related symptoms, is experienced as a loss of motion and pain in the shoulder and upper arm. It is most often observed in women between the ages of forty and sixty and individuals with type-two diabetes. Traditional medical treatments for the condition, which rely on painkillers, steroid injections and physical therapy, often do little to moderate symptoms or speed recovery. Trigger point therapy, a gentle massage technique that targets localised areas of tenderness in soft tissue, has been used very successfully to relieve pain, restore range of motion and shorten recovery times.

Fibroids

By Eileen Hoffman MD, Johanna Skilling
Authors:
Eileen Hoffman MD, Johanna Skilling
One out of every four women in the United States has uterine fibroids. Yet all too often they're left with more questions than answers. In this fully revised and updated edition of Fibroids, Johanna Skilling, who suffers from fibroids herself, offers a total resource for women with the condition. Skilling covers the full range of issues related to fibroids, including testing and treatment options, emotional issues, diet and lifestyle, and alternative therapies, and features new information gleaned from the latest clinical studies and interviews with experts. Filled with true stories from other women with fibroids who share their experiences, Fibroids remains the most comprehensive source of information available about treating and living with this condition.

The First Year: Rheumatoid Arthritis

By Kenneth Sack, M.E.A. McNeil
Authors:
Kenneth Sack, M.E.A. McNeil
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA), a disease characterized by inflammation of the joints, is one of the most disabling forms of arthritis and affects over two million people in the United States. Without proper treatment it can lead to long-term joint damage, chronic pain, loss of function, and disability. From the first moment of her diagnosis, author M.E.A. McNeil took charge and educated herself on every aspect of her condition. Now, as a "patient-expert," she guides those newly diagnosed step-by-step through their first year with RA. McNeil provides crucial information about the nature of the disease, treatment options, diet, exercise, social concerns, emotional issues, networking with others, and much more. The First Year,Rheumatoid Arthritis is an essential resource for everyone who wants to be an informed, active participant in the management of their condition.

The First Year: Prostate Cancer

By Christopher Lukas
Authors:
Christopher Lukas
Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in American men,about 1 in 6 will be diagnosed in his lifetime,but fortunately it is also one of the most treatable cancers. From the first moment of his diagnosis, author Christopher Lukas took charge and educated himself on every aspect of his condition. Now, as a "patient-expert," he guides those newly diagnosed step-by-step through their first year with prostate cancer. Lukas provides crucial information about the nature of the disease, treatment options, diet, exercise, social concerns, emotional issues, networking with others, and much more. The First Year®-Prostate Cancer will be an essential resource for everyone who wants to be an informed, active participant in the management of their condition.

The First Year: Parkinson's Disease

By Jackie Hunt Christensen, Jackie Hunt, Paul Tuite M.D.
Authors:
Jackie Hunt Christensen, Jackie Hunt, Paul Tuite M.D.
Parkinson's disease,a chronic disorder that causes a progressive loss of nerve cell function in the part of the brain that controls muscle movement,is an incurable neurological condition with debilitating symptoms. Over 1.5 million Americans are affected, and the numbers continue to grow. From the first moment of her Parkinson's diagnosis, author Jackie Christensen took charge and educated herself on every aspect of her condition. Now, as a "patient-expert," she guides those newly diagnosed step by step through their first year with Parkinson's. She provides crucial information about the nature of the disease, treatment options, diet, exercise, charts and tables, social concerns, emotional issues, networking with others, and much more. The First Year,Parkinson's Disease will be an invaluable guide for all those who want to be an informed, active participant in the management of their condition.

The Four Corners Diet

By Gretchen E. Becker, Jack Goldberg, Karen O'Mara
Authors:
Gretchen E. Becker, Jack Goldberg, Karen O'Mara
In 1996, Drs. Goldberg and O'Mara embarked on an in-depth review of the scientific literature concerning weight loss and improvements in serum lipids through diet, as well as all of the popular diets being touted at the time. Sifting through hundreds of studies, they set out to create their own diet , one based on the most proven elements and soundest data from the scientific literature. The diet they created emphasizes very low carbohydrates with normal protein amounts, using high monounsaturated fats and reducing saturated fats, eating plenty of fiber, as well as natural sources of vitamins and nutrients from a variety of vegetables and some dairy products. After first testing the diet on themselves, and both losing weight, they started a formal clinical study in moderate-to-severely obese subjects, and they and others have now tested this diet more informally with hundreds of people of varying weights and ages. The Four Corners Diet has proven to be a bold and easy plan for eating a healthy, nutritionally balanced diet at each meal, every day, for losing weight now,and keeping it off for life.
  • The First Year: Type 2 Diabetes

    By Gretchen Becker
    Authors:
    Gretchen Becker
    Diagnosed with type-2 or non-insulin dependent diabetes in 1996, Gretchen Becker educated herself on every aspect of this chronic condition by reading medical books, talking with doctors, listening to her own body and using the Internet to communicate daily with other people with diabetes. Now, as a patient-expert, she guides all those newly diagnosed through everything they need to learn and do in the crucial first year after diagnosis. This indispensable guide simplifies but never patronises and offers a wider approach than any so far adhered to by doctors. It answers all the questions that assail the newly diagnosed: How to cope with daily maintenance? How to make sense of the terminology about measurement of blood-glucose levels? How to build self-knowledge and confidence? How, overall, best to adjust to life with diabetes.
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    Feeding Your Child - The Brazelton Way

    By Joshua Sparrow, T. Berry Brazelton
    Authors:
    Joshua Sparrow, T. Berry Brazelton
    Nursing newborns, picky toddlers, four-year-olds with bizarre food preferences-at every age, parents are concerned with what their children eat. In this indispensable, straight-to-the-point guide, Brazelton and Sparrow follow the same approach of the earlier three very successful books in this series. First they apply the Touchpoints philosophy to feeding (watch for the setbacks that often come before a leap of progress), then they follow feeding progress age by age, and finally they deal with the most common issues: breast or bottle, weaning, basic nutritional needs, the over-involved parent, food battles, adolescent overeating, and the roots of eating disorders. Mealtimes can be fun, healthy, family times-the Brazelton Way.