By Ezzie Spencer
Lunar Abundance is a prescriptive, interactive, and illustrated guide for today's women on cultivating peace, purpose, and abundance in both their personal and professional lives, guided by the phases of the moon.In a world in which women feel increasingly disconnected-from their inner selves, each other, and the world, Lunar Abundance offers a path to reconnection, with results that you can actually see. It shows how by tuning into the natural rhythm of lunar ebbs and flows, you can connect with work, relationships, your body, and surroundings on a higher level than ever before, becoming more productive and self-aware in the process. Filled with inspirational photography, helpful charts, and interactive features, it's also a practical guide to self-care that will help you summon your true potential and create a better life for you and for those in your orbit.
By Kathy Freston
If you've ever dieted, you've undoubtedly worked very hard to achieve results- only to experience the frustration of seeing the pounds creep back on. Now Kathy Freston reveals her secret: losing weight doesn't have to be a struggle, and it can last. With this book she shares the powerful concept of The Lean- a radically effective and practical 30-day plan- and shows you how to make and commit to small diet and lifestyle changes that, over time, can yield significant results. One step a day- swapping nondairy milk for cow's milk, eating an apple a day, having an afternoon power shake- can kick-start your forward momentum, lead to ever more healthy choices, and bolster your progress. On The Lean plan, readers can experience sustained, healthy, and permanent weight loss of 1-3 pounds per week- plus increased energy, improved digestion, clearer skin, and renewed purpose. The Lean offers not only the means to a truly leaner frame, but also the little push we all need to get on the path to lasting change. Complete with exercises, recipes, and powerful testimonials.
The Lazy Girl's Guide To A Blissful Pregnancy
By Anita Naik
THE LAZY GIRL'S GUIDE TO A BLISSFUL PREGNANCY is your guide to getting pregnant, being pregnant and life after pregnancy. It's for all girls who want to find the less stressed way to be pregnant but are too busy to wade through all the books, leaflets and advice. It's about the stuff that's tricky, such as how to work when you have 24 hour fatigue and morning sickness. And the stuff that's annoying, such as how to deal with the myriad of medical, anecdotal and personal advice thrown at you. But most of all THE LAZY GIRL'S GUIDE TO A BLISSFUL PREGNANCY is about the parts of being pregnant that secretly worry you - pregnancy sex, first time parenting, meeting your new baby and how to avoid turning your chic house into a large oversized playroom! Crammed full of: * Expert advice on pre and post pregnancy fashion and beauty* Essential mum tips on first time motherhood, and surviving labour* Smart advice on the emotional, physical and lifestyle changes of pregnancy
The Low GI Guide to Living Well with PCOS
By Nadir R. Farid, Kate Marsh, Jennie Brand-Miller, Jennie Brand-Miller, Kate Marsh, Nadir R. Farid
The Only Book You Will Ever Need for Managing PCOS- Completely Revised and Updated What exactly is PCOS? What are the signs and symptoms? How is the diagnosis confirmed? What causes it? And most importantly, what can you do about it? If you've been diagnosed with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) or suspect you have it, and you're looking for a way to manage your condition, you've come to the right place. In this newly revised edition of Living Well with PCOS , Dr. Jennie Brand-Miller and PCOS experts Drs. Nadir Farid and Kate Marsh address the root cause of PCOS- insulin resistance- and show you how eating a low-GI diet can help alleviate even your most troublesome symptoms, including weight gain, infertility, unsightly hair growth, irregular cycles, and fatigue. This all-new second edition features: type="disc" The latest up-to-date research on PCOS and its treatment type="disc" New quick-and-easy low-GI recipes type="disc" Low-GI kick-start menus- with vegetarian and gluten-free options type="disc" Easy-to-use tables of GI values type="disc" Tips for a more active lifestyle real-life stories from women who have used the GI to successfully combat PCOS
The Low GI Handbook
By Jennie Brand-Miller, Kaye Foster-Powell, Stephen Colagiuri, Thomas M. S. Wolever
With over 1 million copies sold of the three previous editions, The New Glucose Revolution is the go-to book for all things GI. Now in its fourth edition, The New Glucose Revolution is completely revised and updated, expanding on the most recent scientific findings related to GI and health. It includes new chapters dedicated to pre-diabetes, pregnancy, and heart health easy and delicious recipes weekly low-GI menu ideas and the GI values for more than 900 different foods and drinks, plus saturated fat and carbohydrate contents listed. On the heels of Dr. David Jenkins' ground-breaking GI study (one of the largest and longest to assess the impact of foods with a low GI), the time is right to adopt and maintain a low-GI lifestyle. If you want to lose weight manage your diabetes and improve your blood glucose levels, cardiovascular health, and sense of well-being, this is the book for you.
The Longevity Diet
By Brian M. Delaney, Lisa Walford
At last, a book that explains in practical terms the concept of calorie restriction (CR),a life-extending eating strategy with profound and sustained beneficial effects," according to the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The concept is simple and flexible: eat fewer calories and choose foods carefully. Longtime CR practitioners and experts Brian M. Delaney and Lisa Walford clearly explain all the relevant health and nutrition guidelines and provide the tools you need to make the appropriate dietary changes. The results can be dramatic those who follow CR have quickly lowered their cholesterol and blood pressure and reduced their body fat. Recently featured on Oprah and 60 Minutes , CR is continuing to gain momentum. With updated research and new information about exercise and food choices, The Longevity Diet is the key to a longer, healthier life.
By Karen Hudson
Tattoos. Given their permanence, why is it that we sometimes put more thought into what we'll wear next Saturday night, or our next haircut? As a tattoo specialist and writer for About.com, Karen L. Hudson has talked to far too many people who regret their tattoos. After years of fielding questions and concerns about tattoo health, she realized the need for a book that would cover all the bases of body art,from planning and choosing an artist to how to take care of your new piercing or tattoo afterwards. Living Canvas is a resource for body art enthusiasts, whether you're thinking about getting your first or fifth tattoo, planning for your next bod-mod, or regretting a negative experience. Transforming one's body into a living canvas should not be taken lightly, and Hudson covers the topics that too many people overlook. Encouraging readers to make safe, smart body art choices, Living Canvas is informative, preventative, and educational.
Living Beyond Your Pain
By Joanne Caroline Dahl
A rich and rewarding life is possible for those of us who live with chronic pain. Based on acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), one of the most promising and fastest growing psychotherapies being practiced today, this book breaks with conventional notions of pain management. These "feel good" approaches-including the use of pain-killing medication-all work to prevent painful sensations. The ACT approach, however, begins with the assumption that pain is a normal part of living that teaches us a lot about the state of our bodies and minds. Attempts to avoid it often cause more harm than good. By accepting and learning to live with pain, you limit the control it exerts over you. Mindfulness exercises, in particular, help you transform pain from a life-defining preoccupation to a simple experience. From this strong position, you can make choices that will lead to the life you've always wanted. Committed action is the way to make it happen.
Living With Lupus
By Dodi Schultz, Sheldon Blau
An estimated 1.4 million Americans, most of them women, suffer from lupus, a chronic auto-immune disease in which the immune system attacks the body. With symptoms ranging from skin rashes to kidney dysfunction, lupus is a complicated and frustrating disease, the cause of which is still unknown.In the newly revised Living with Lupus , Dr. Sheldon Blau helps patients, their caregivers, and their families and friends navigate this unpredictable disease. With sound, up-to-date advice on how to interpret symptoms, find a physician, choose the right treatments and medications, avoid the environmental factors that may trigger a flare-up, and reduce the risk of complications, Living with Lupus is the essential resource for maintaining a healthy and comfortable lifestyle in spite of lupus. Full of practical suggestions, cutting-edge medical information, and moving personal stories, Living with Lupus offers hope and reassurance.
By James F. Fries
Advances in medical care allow us to live longer, but to enjoy life we need to stay healthy. Completely revised and updated, Living Well presents a thorough but manageable program for keeping in good mental and physical shape as we grow older. In Part I, Dr. James Fries includes the most up-to-date medical information about how many diseases associated with aging-such as osteoarthritis, diabetes, and atherosclerosis-can be avoided or put off with the latest medication and alternative treatment options. Part II addresses many other challenges that people in their middle and later years face-from planning for retirement, to keeping your mind active, to maintaining a healthy sex life, to writing a will. Finally, Part III provides easy-to-use decision charts- on everything from hip pain to incontinence to diet and exercise-that quickly help determine whether professional intervention is necessary or whether home treatment will suffice. Comprehensive and accessible, Living Well is the essential reference for promoting a long, happy, and healthy life.
By Chris McGonigle, Jennifer Elison
When someone dies, those left behind are expected to grieve. But, as taboo as it is to admit, not every death brings great sadness. Labeled "nontraditional grief response" by therapists and counselors, a positive reaction following a death is becoming more common, especially now that drugs and medical treatments keep people alive much longer than they or their families might wish. Sometimes we are relieved that our loved one is no longer suffering at the other end of the spectrum, a death might finally free us of an abusive or unhappy relationship. In either case, the cultural expectation for sadness, loneliness, and despair only adds to the guilt and conflict felt by many "relieved grievers."Authors Jennifer Elison and Chris McGonigle have lived through their own "liberating losses." Illuminating for the first time a reaction that many deem insensitive, inappropriate, or strange, Ellison and McGonigle share their own and others'stories, thoughtful clinical analysis, and pragmatic counsel. Wise, compassionate, and ground-breaking, Liberating Losses expands the traditional definition of grief and, in so doing, generously validates the feelings that so many feel obliged to hide.
By Irene Kessel, John O'Connor
Lead poisoning is one of the most common and preventable pediatric health problems in the United States. The prohibition of lead in paint in 1978, followed by the phasing out of lead in gasoline, have done a great deal to lower the average level of lead in children's blood in the last twenty-five years, but the threat to public health of this insidious poison is far from being eradicated. Every child is at risk.Getting the Lead Out explains the nature and sources of lead poisoning and discusses the basic measures for minimizing the associated risks and damage. It also explains the physical and emotional effects of lead poisoning, including problems with language-acquisition and other learning disabilities, reduced IQ, renal failure, and antisocial and violent behaviour. This book gives readers the information they will need to identify symptoms of poisoning in their children as well as lists of resources addressing each special need that may emerge due to exposure. It also includes guidelines for community organizing around the issue and instructions for suing for personal injury.
Loving Choices, 2nd Edition
By Bruce Fisher, Nina Hart
Bruce Fisher's work has renewed the lives of hundreds of thousands of divorced men and women around the world. Here's his powerful, personal and practical guide to building new and lasting loving relationships. Loving Choices is packed with insights, exercises, and examples to help you get to know and develop a better relationship with yourself, discover how relationships can be your most valuable teachers, and learn how to turn life's challenges into loving choices. Offers improved self-understanding, communication skills, and intimacy for those who've been through painful relationships and divorce.