The End of Old Age
By Marc E. Agronin, M.D.
In his last book, How We Age, Dr. Marc Agronin wrote passionately about how we need to place greater value on our elders and hope for a better old age, even in the throes of illness and dementia. But he doesn't want us to simply gaze at the holiness of old age, nor does he want us searching for some magical Fountain of Youth that doesn't exist now and won't exist in the foreseeable future. Nearly every other book on the market takes these approaches, and the messages are predictable, tiresome, and largely untrue.At the Miami Jewish Health System (MJHS), Agronin sees both the sickest and the healthiest of seniors, what works and what doesn't. Many authors can talk about aging from their particular vantage points, but Agronin is on the front lines as he counsels and treats elderly individuals and their families and friends on a daily basis. All of the latest scientific research combined with Agronin's first-hand experience can be distilled into a simple and yet unheard of formula: age is the solution and not the problem for many late-life changes and challenges. This approach stops looking at aging as an implacable enemy, as most other books on aging do, but casts it instead as a potential developmental force for enhancing well-being, meaning, and longevity.Agronin presents readers with a model of aging that can help them understand all of these changes. It is based on two novel concepts: age points, which describe the key life transitions that come with age and teach us how to age better; and age culture, the product of a rich and diversified aging life. These concepts are sustained by the cognitive and spiritual reserve we build up with age, the resilience that guides us through stress and tragedy, and the ability to renew and re-inventourselves in a changing world.At the same time, we cannot forget the so-called "9th stage" of life as first defined by Erik and Joan Erikson, encompassing those aged individuals beset by severe physical and cognitive loss or disease who are typically left out of most models of aging. Even in the throes of seemingly overwhelming circumstances, it is possible to make life meaningful, purposeful, and, if all else fails, comfortable.Many of the strengths of aging come automatically, while the takeaways must be actively pursued. Either way, a reckoning of these factors can yield the end of old age as we typically conceive of it, where aging trumps old and we experience genuine and enriched lives with struggles and triumphs, losses and gifts, but with renewed opportunities for us and our loved ones. The End of Old Age provides an action plan for readers to begin recognizing and harnessing the power of their own age points to create the most meaningful and joyful age cultures possible.
The End of Alchemy
By Mervyn King
'A fearless and important book . . . The End of Alchemy isn't just an elegant guide to the history of economic ideas. It also gives a genuine insider's account' TelegraphThe past twenty years saw unprecedented growth and stability followed by the worst financial crisis the industrialised world has ever witnessed. In the space of little more than a year what had been seen as the age of wisdom was viewed as the age of foolishness. Almost overnight, belief turned into incredulity. Most accounts of the recent crisis focus on the symptoms and not the underlying causes of what went wrong. But those events, vivid though they remain in our memories, comprised only the latest in a long series of financial crises since our present system of commerce became the cornerstone of modern capitalism. Alchemy explains why, ultimately, this was and remains a crisis not of banking - even if we need to reform the banking system - nor of policy-making - even if mistakes were made - but of ideas. In this refreshing and vitally important book, former governor of the Bank of England Mervyn King - an actor in this drama - proposes revolutionary new concepts to answer the central question: are money and banking a form of Alchemy or are they the Achilles heel of a modern capitalist economy?
The Endurance Diet
By Matt Fitzgerald
Sports Nutritionist Matt Fitzgerald has spent nearly twenty years studying the diets of top professional endurance athletes, who are among the fittest and healthiest people in the world. As a result, he has identified five core habits,most of which are contrary to what popular diets advise,that are essential to maximizing workout benefits. The Endurance Diet shares key strategies for optimal health and performance: eat everything, eat quality, eat carbohydrate, eat enough, and eat individually. Whether you want to lose weight, win a race, or look a little more like an elite athlete, this plan is for you. I am always amazed at how much I learn from Matt Fitzgerald's books."-Shalane Flanagan, Olympic bronze medalist
By Claire Hall, Dr Devora Lieberman
Written by experienced counsellor Claire Hall and fertility expert Dr Devora Lieberman, EMPOWERED FERTILITY is a practical guide for women to help them cope with their psychological wellbeing, their emotions, family and friends and their attitudes during a very difficult time. It contains clearly structured and expressed information and offers women practical steps to assist them as they go through the processes of treatment for infertility. Each section of the book gives the reader information and support to address physical, psychological, emotional and social challenges that can arise when dealing with infertility and also with IVF treatment. Subjects include managing expectations, dealing with fear, releasing control and handling changes in relationships. The reader can work through at their own pace, making use of the coaching tools and exercises to help with each step. For readers who are starting or in the midst of IVF treatment, the last section of the book forms an IVF Cycle Handbook, to guide women through their experience.
Eating for Pregnancy
By Catherine Jones, Rose Ann Hudson
Winner of Mom's Choice Award in Pregnancy/Childbirth Category Every pregnant woman understands that what she eats and drinks affects the baby developing within her. Yet as a mother-to-be, you're likely juggling so much that you simply don't have the time- or energy!- to ensure that you're always eating right. That's where this fully updated edition of the pregnancy classic comes in, making it easy to fulfill the needs of you and your baby. Eating for Pregnancy will provide you with all you need to know about nutrition before, during, and after pregnancy. Here are 150 nutrient-rich recipes, more than 30 new to this edition, designed with you and your family in mind. Each highlights"What's in this for baby and me?&rdquo and provides handy nutritional breakdowns and meal-planning advice. You'll also find: ? Tips to help you minimize unnecessary weight gain and keep your nutrient intake high ? Fresh, fast, family-friendly recipes with realistic menu plans ? The most up-to-date information on supplements, sources, environmental concerns, and high-risk pregnancies ? An expanded vegetarian section- now with vegan recipes ? Helpful information for diabetics, including ADA exchanges, recipe tips, and dining-out strategies ? A unique Nine-Months-Later section, covering breastfeeding, postpartum depression, and weight loss after pregnancy- with illustrated exercises
Eating for Autism
By Elizabeth Strickland
What your child eats has a major impact on his brain and body function. Eating for Autism is the first book to explain how an autism, Asperger's, PDD-NOS, or ADHD condition can effectively be treated through diet. Eating for Autism presents a realistic 10-step plan to change your child's diet, starting with essential foods and supplements and moving to more advanced therapies like the gluten-free Casein-Free diet. Parents who have followed Strickland's revolutionary plan have reported great improvements in their child's condition, from his mood, sleeping patterns, learning abilities, and behaviour to his response to other treatment approaches. Complete with 75 balanced, kid-friendly recipes, and advice on overcoming sensory and feeding skill problems, Eating for Autism is an essential resource to help a child reach his full potential.
By K. J. Parker
Condemned to death, the engineer Ziani Vaatzes escaped from Mezentia. His implacable determination to return home led him to contrive an intricate plan to bring down the Republic, a plan which require a war. He regrets the deaths. But he had no choice.Duke Valens dragged his people into the war to save the life of one woman. Then he killed her husband. Now, allied to the nomadic barbarians who have the manpower to defeat Mezentia, the Duke regrets the evil he's done. But he had no choice.Secretary Psellus never wanted to rule the Republic, or fight a desperate siege for its survival. Trying to make sense of how it all happened, he finds himself compelled to investigate the circumstances of Vaatzes' crime. He is terrified of what he might find out, but he has no choice.The machine has been built. All that remains is to set it in motion.
By Fiona McIntosh
Odalisque Ana is resigned to life in Percheron's famed harem and has little more than a blood-soaked veil to remind her that Spur Lazar, the man she loves, is dead. What's more, she is closely watched by the scheming Grand Master Eunuch, Salmeo, and the cunning and cruel Valide Herezah. The Valide, unhappy at Ana's influence over the young Zar, contrives a shrewd plan to bring about the beautiful young woman's demise. But greater forces are at work . . .The demon Maliz has taken the guise of Percheron's Grand Vizier in order to stalk Iridor, the traditional accomplice of the Goddess. And a war is brewing. A long-time enemy, Galinsea, intends to exact a vicious blood price for the death of its crown prince, Lucien, at the hands of the Percherese. And the only person in the Stone Palace who can undertake the dangerous journey to Galinsea and negotiate for peace is about to die . . .
The Emotional Eater's Book of Inspiration
By Debbie Danowski
Debbie Danowski weighed in at more than 300 pounds. Years of trying every diet program imaginable left her feeling exhausted, miserable, and hopeless. By realizing the connections between food and emotions, she learned to overcome her food addiction. Now, The Emotional Eater's Book of Inspiration offers the tips that helped her lose more than 160 pounds , and keep them off for the past seventeen years. One of the biggest hurdles to weight loss and continued success in food-addiction recovery is denial. The Emotional Eater's Book of Inspiration helps you confront your own "fat lies" by providing 90 essential truths, such as: · You won't lose one ounce of weight by talking about it. · Dieting is not a competitive sport. · Cleaning your plate will not feed one starving child. · "Free" foods are too expensive. Touching on common challenges faced by everyone who's wrestled with emotional eating and food addiction, Debbie Danowski empowers you to manage your emotional connections to food, giving you the tools to achieve long-term success.
Eating for Lower Cholesterol
By Catherine Jones, Elaine Trujillo MS RD CNSD, Catherine Jones, Elaine Trujillo
Heart disease is America's number-one killer. The correlation between high cholesterol levels and heart disease is proven., but the number of people struggling with high cholesterol grows annually, and new national guidelines for healthy cholesterol levels recently became more stringent. Eating for Lower Cholesterol offers cutting-edge information on cholesterol to help people lower their cholesterol levels and reduce their risk of heart disease. Doctors advise millions of people with high cholesterol, on medications or not, to follow cholesterol-lowering diets. Yet patients often don't know what cholesterol is, where it comes from, or how to lower it through diet. This book's Introduction clearly explains cholesterol and how it relates to heart disease, what your "numbers" mean, factors that raise cholesterol levels, cholesterol in women and children, and other important issues. A Stay Balanced Scale, designed by a leading nutritionist, helps people take control of their diets without ever feeling deprived. More than 100 text boxes offer tips on the latest research findings, health claims, shopping, cooking, dining out, meal planning, food products, fast food dangers, and much more practical, essential information. More than 100 recipes are guaranteed to please everyone, which makes eating for lower cholesterol easier and tastier than ever.
Emotional Fitness for Couples
By Barton Goldsmith
Peak athletic performance requires regular exercise, and a great relationship depends on regular emotional practice to stay in top form. Don't wait for a crisis to make you scramble to save your relationship. Start building emotional fitness today! Emotional Fitness for Couples is a collection of simple tips that will energize you and hone your relationship skills to championship levels-in just ten minutes a day.Topics include: what the word 'love' really means; how to start fires in your sex life; how to date your mate; tricks for stopping an argument before it starts; and many other fun and practical ideas for getting emotionally fit
Eating Gluten Free
By Danna Korn, Shreve Stockton
Gluten intolerance,an incurable autoimmune condition that causes severe abdominal pain, diarrhea, chronic fatigue, depression, and anxiety when gluten (proteins found in specific cereal grains) is present in the system,affects more than 2 million Americans today, and the numbers continue to grow. Now, in Eating Gluten Free, author and fellow sufferer Shreve Stockton offers an invaluable resource for all those seeking relief from the symptoms of gluten intolerance, also known as celiac disease. Split into two user-friendly sections, Eating Gluten Free first provides essential information on the nature of the condition, necessary lifestyle modifications, and tips for avoiding dangerous foods and hidden gluten, and much more. The second section offers more than 100 healthy and delicious gluten-free recipes, ranging from breakfast to dessert, and features helpful tips and advice designed to make cooking each dish simple and lots of fun. Complete with an extensive resource section, Eating Gluten Free is perfect for everyone diagnosed with gluten intolerance as well as for those simply looking for a healthy way to reduce wheat and gluten in their diet.
The Essential Hip Mama
By Ariel Gore
It's been over a decade since Ariel Gore, in a caffeine-induced brainstorm, invented Hip Mama as her senior project in college. The zine that's been called "fun and irreverent" by USA Today, "delightful" by Glamour, and "cutting-edge" by the Chicago Tribune has grown up alongside Gore's daughter, covering subjects from weaning to home schooling with a political edge and a puckish sense of humour. The Essential Hip Mama captures the heart of a decade's worth of earthy, honest, soulful parenting,and topics from circumcision to dating, abortion to the belief that "mothers don't fart." Gore has gathered in one volume the whispers and conversations heard in homes, on playgrounds, and in coffeehouses around the country. Reassuring and hopeful, The Essential Hip Mama is a brilliant testament that one becomes an "expert" simply through the act of mothering, echoing Gore's own words, "Whenever I've needed parenting advice, I've put out a call for submissions."
By Linda Kranz
This journal will become a treasured place for every mother to record her special feelings, thoughts, and observations during pregnancy. "Thought starters" on every page and beautiful photographs throughout will help her express her love, hopes, and dreams for her baby-to-be. Best of all, her finished journal will be a treasured keepsake she will be thrilled to share with her child.
Educating Yourself About Alcohol And Drugs
By Marc Alan Schuckit
Dr. Schuckit - one of the world's leading authorities in the field of drug and alcohol abuse - empowers us to confront the myths, anxieties, and ignorance standing in the way of squarely assessing whether or not a problem exists. Drawing on a wealth of the most up-to-date research available, Dr. Schuckit provides the solid facts needed to answer the pressing questions an abuser must face: How do the various drugs of abuse work on the body and what dangers do they pose? What are the warning signs of a growing addiction? Where can help be found for devising the right strategy for recovery?
The Erotic Edge
By Lonnie Barbach
A collection of arousing stories designed to bring couples together, enhance their sexual pleasure and deepen their mutual understanding of intimacy. It explores the difference between erotic writing by men and women and deals with themes of unrequited love, anonymous sex and affairs.