Too Many Pills
By James Le Fanu
The number of prescriptions issued by family doctors has soared threefold in just fifteen years with millions now committed to taking a cocktail of half a dozen (or more) different pills to lower the blood pressure and sugar levels, statins, bone strengthening and cardio protective drugs. In Too Many Pills, doctor and writer James Le Fanu examines how this progressive medicalisation of people's lives now poses a major threat to their health and wellbeing, responsible for a hidden epidemic of drug induced illness (muscular aches and pains, lethargy, insomnia, impaired memory and general decrepitude), a sharp increase in the number of emergency hospital admissions for serious side effects and implicated in the recently noted decline in life expectancy.The paradoxically harmful, if increasingly well recognised, consequences of too much medicine are illustrated by the remarkable personal testimony of the readers of James Le Fanu's weekly medical column, coerced into taking drugs they do not need, debilitated by their adverse effects - and their almost miraculous recovery on discontinuing them. The only solution, he argues, is for the public to take the initiative. His review of the relevant evidence for the efficacy, or otherwise, of commonly prescribed drugs should allow readers of Too Many Pills to ask much more searching questions about the benefits and risks of the medicines they are taking.
The Thyroid Connection
By Amy Myers
To Hell and Back
By John Marzillier
Despite how rare one-off traumatic events may seem, the statistics show that the majority of us are likely to experience such trauma at some point in our lives. In this innovative and engaging book, Marzillier combines first-hand accounts from trauma sufferers with over forty years of clinical practice to provide an honest, human description of how trauma affects us at the time and also after the event. Whether discussing accounts of terrorist bombings, natural disasters, road accidents or physical attacks, he looks at what these experiences do to us and offers practical and consoling advice - for both sufferers and their loved ones - on coping with the experience and developing resilience for the future.
Time for a Better Marriage
By Jon Carlson
Systematic, practical help for understanding marriage and developing the skills that make marriage rewarding, effective, and satisfying. Shows couples how to encourage each other, resolve conflict, communicate effectively, maintain equality in the marriage relationship, make better choices. Packed with useful examples and exercises, including communication exercises, "marriage meetings," self-evaluation questionnaires, planning charts, review questions, and lists of key "points to remember." Time for a Better Marriage is a self-contained skill building course for every couple that wants a more satisfying and lasting intimate relationship.
True and Constant Friends
By Kelley Paul
Kelley Paul, wife of Senator Rand Paul, celebrates lifelong friendships in a beautifully illustrated book about the female bond. When Kelley Paul arrived on the Rhodes College campus in 1981, she immediately bonded with six women. Three decades of intimate friendship later, Kelley celebrates these relationships and the women who inspired them all. The extraordinary lives of Kelley's and her friends' role models--from the Southern matriarch to the poor Irish immigrant--are chronicled in this lovely book which offers oral history along with classic poetry, art, and photography. Throughout, Kelley explores the universal themes of hardship, determination, commitment, family, independence, optimism, friendship and love--and illuminates the power of the female bond that enriches all our lives.
Ten Conversations You Must Have With Your Son
By Tim Hawkes, Tim Hawkes
Every parent of a teenage boy knows there are certain conversations they must have with their son. But too often they put them off - or don't have them at all - because they simply don't know where to start. Internationally recognised in the field of raising and educating boys, Dr Tim Hawkes provides practical, accessible and invaluable advice about how to get these discussions started.Helping parents to negotiate their way through what can be difficult territory, Dr Hawkes explores the why, what and how of ten key topics: love, identity, values, leadership, achievement, sex, money, health, living together and resilience. For each topic, Dr Hawkes offers ideas about how parents can share their own experiences, values and knowledge with their sons.This book will help you prepare your son for adulthood.
Trigger Point Therapy Workbook
By Clair Davies
Trigger point therapy is one of the fastest-growing and most effective pain therapies in the world. Medical doctors, chiropractors, physical therapists, and massage therapists are all beginning to use this technique to relieve patients' formerly undiagnosable muscle and joint pain, both conditions that studies have shown to be the cause of nearly 25 percent of all doctor visits.This book addresses the problem of myofascial trigger points-tiny contraction knots that develop in a muscle when it is injured or overworked. Restricted circulation and lack of oxygen in these points cause referred pain. Massage of the trigger is the safest, most natural, and most effective form of pain therapy. Trigger points create pain throughout the body in predictable patterns characteristic to each muscle, producing discomfort ranging from mild to severe. Trigger point massage increases circulation and oxygenation in the area and often produces instant relief.The Trigger Point Therapy Workbook, Third Edition, has made a huge impact among health professionals and the public alike, becoming an overnight classic in the field of pain relief. This edition includes a new chapter by the now deceased author, Clair Davies' daughter, Amber Davies, who is passionate about continuing her father's legacy. The new edition also includes postural assessments and muscle tests, an illustrated index of symptoms, and clinical technique drawings and descriptions to assist both practitioners and regular readers in assessing and treating trigger points.
The Thriving Child
By Erica Reid
When Erica Reid's son almost died of a bacterial infection at only three years old, the painful experience drove her to seek out the knowledge to make her home a healthier environment for her family. Over time, this passion came to encompass every aspect of conscience parenting. From health and nutrition, to discipline and spirituality, Reid schooled herself in every area that is part of creating a totally healthy environment in which a family will flourish. Reid will draw upon her own experiences in creating a toxin-free, green lifestyle for her family, as well as encouraging the development of creative, spiritually balanced children. The objective of THE THRIVING CHILD is to show and explain to parents how they can put their family on a healthy path, both physically and emotionally, in a world that seems to push in the other direction. It will include narrative of the author's experience but balanced by tips and advice. While Reid will draw upon lessons she has learned and concepts she has developed from her own experience, THE THRIVING CHILD is not a memoir but instead prescriptive work, including in-depth perspectives from experts in various fields as well as insight from other celebrity mothers.
Trigger Point Therapy for Repetitive Strain Injury
By Valerie DeLaune
Repetitive strain injuries to the arm, wrist, and hand areas affect approximately 27 million people each year. Carpal tunnel syndrome, tennis elbow, Dupeytren's contracture, and other conditions can be caused by reduced blood flow to certain portions of arm muscles that results in knots in the tissue. These trigger points can cause pain at the site of the reduced blood flow or refer pain to other areas of the body. Trigger Point Therapy for Repetitive Strain Injury is a complete manual to finding and treating these trigger points at home for reduced pain and increased wrist, arm, and hand mobility. By simply applying pressure and regularly practicing simple stretches and exercises, readers can eliminate trigger points and greatly reduce their repetitive strain injury symptoms.
Take Control of Your Divorce
By Judith Margerum, Jerome A. Price, James Windell
Hostile and contentious divorces aren't uncommon. But if you've been separated or divorced for more than a year or two and things haven't gotten better, something is very wrong.If you're not working together in a spirit of cooperation for the good of your children, you have not resolved the emotions following a divorce so you can go about the important job ahead: co-parenting your children!You can change the unproductive communication cycle you and your co-parent may have developed and go from a relationship featuring anger and hostility to one less volatile, more cooperative, and healthier for your children. Children caught up in post-divorce conflict are in considerable danger to suffer physically, emotionally, and behaviorally.The authors' intent for this book is to help you save your children-and yourself-from the ravages of anger, hostility, and conflict. They give you specific strategies you can use to resolve, overlook, or put aside the conflicts with your co-parent and get to the crucial task of being good parents.
Throw Out Fifty Things
By Gail Blanke
According to Blanke, "Our lives are so filled with junk from the past-from dried up tubes of crazy glue to old grudges-that it's a wonder we can get up in the morning, never mind to work, care for our children, our parents and just put one foot in front of the other." Blanke wants to start a movement of people across America throwing out fifty things (magazines count as only one!) that will help liberate us from the stuff-both physical and mental-that clutters our lives. It is the physical stuff that keeps us from being happy and calm in our house - not to mention keeps us from finding our keys in the morning! And it is the clutter in our mind that drags us down and holds us back from living the life we want to live. Blanke will take the reader through each room in the house and help her figure out what to throw out that will help them move forward. She'll show us how to find and throw out "toxic" possessions that remind us of failed relationships, bad jobs, etc, and she'll help us figure out what to keep to help us find out who we really are. Blanke's motivational advice in this book will inspire thousands of readers to take action as do her popular columns in Real Simple.
Two Is Enough
By Laura S. Scott
Fall in love. Get married. Have children. For most couples, marriage and children go hand in hand. And yet, the number of people choosing childlessness is on the rise. These are the childless by choice,people who have actively decided not to have children,rather than the childless by circumstance. In Two Is Enough, Laura S. Scott explores the assumptions surrounding childrearing, and explores the reasons many people are choosing to forgo this experience. Scott, founder of the Childless by Choice Project, examines the personal stories of people who have faced this decision and explores the growing trend of childlessness. Scott's expert knowledge and analysis offer a picture of the childless by choice,who they are, why they've chosen to remain childless, and how they've had these conversations with loved ones. Honest and unapologetic, Two Is Enough recognizes the challenges of being childless in today's society and offers suggestions on how that same society can change to make room for the childless and the childfree.
That Memory Book
By Cathryn Jakobson Ramin
There was no way around it. Something was happening to my mind, and everywhere I went I noticed that people's conversations had begun to resemble games of charades, where all they could muster were fractional notions of what they wanted to say - "sounds like . . . starts with . . . three syllables."'Forgetfulness can be frustrating and unnerving, so with this issue weighing heavily on her mind, investigative journalist Cathryn Jakobson Ramin sets out to discover what midlife forgetfulness is all about. By identifying the most up-to-date options available to combat your increasingly unreliable memory, and then assessing them by trying each one herself, Cathryn Jakobson Ramin determines the benefits and drawbacks of each approach. She consults experts around the world in the fields of sleep, stress, traumatic brain injury, hormones, genetics and dementia, as well as specialists in nutrition, cognitive psychology and the burgeoning field of drug-based cognitive enhancement. Written with compassion and humour, Cathryn Jakobson Ramin's The Memory Book is a groundbreaking, timely and highly readable narrative, a much-anticipated book for anyone who recognises that their memory is not what it used to be and wants to do something about it.
To Die Well
By Joseph Glenmullen, Sidney Wanzer
Knowing our rights to refuse treatment, and ways to bring death earlier if pain or distress cannot be alleviated, will spare us the frightening helplessness that can rob our last days of meaning and personal connection. Drs. Wanzer and Glenmullen clarify what patients should insist of their doctors, including the right to enough pain medication even if it shortens life. Everyone needs their wise and comforting advice.
By Doc Childre
Transforming Depression argues that the prevalence of depression today results from the frenetic pace of modern life. A constant sense of being overwhelmed, fatigued, and stretched to the limit leads us to feelings of hopelessness and a lack of interest in normally pleasurable activities-the principal signs of depression. By using the HeartMath(r) techniques, readers will be able to tap into new reserves of energy and creativity and will find new ways to connect with the people in their lives. As a result, feelings of depression will lessen and dramatic change will take place for better health in mind and body.This latest offering from the Institute of HeartMath shows readers how to use the revolutionary HeartMath(r) tools like the Freeze-Framer(r) and the Heart Lock-In(r) to overcome feelings of sadness and depression associated with stress and the sense of being overwhelmed by the chaotic world in which we live.
By Jennifer Margulis
These clever, succinct and poignant tales capture all the hilarity, magic and chaos of raising these complex little people. Poised between the baby's and the child's world, toddlers teach us to take joy in the roundness and the texture of a small yellow ball, in the comfort of a warm blanket, in the beauty of a spider web. They help us see the world differently with their wonderfully wacky-and occasionally surreal-interpretations of everyday objects. They exasperate us, defy us and devastate us, yet they fill us with a profound sense of awe.Readers share in the joy a father feels when his daughter looks at him and exclaims "dada!" (and the disappointment that follows when she addresses her Sippy cup by the same name), in the struggle of a blind mother in keeping track of her very mobile two-year-old, in the frustration a mother-who is also a family doctor-feels when the potty-training advice she routinely gives to worried parents doesn't work with her four-year-old triplets, and in the hilarious resignation of a father who comes to realize that even his bathroom time is now a family event.
The Truth about Stepfamilies
By Anne O'Connor
As divorce and remarriage rates soar, stepfamilies are quickly becoming the rule rather than the exception. In The Truth about Stepfamilies, professional journalist and longtime stepmom Anne O'Connor shares personal stories of parents and children from across the country about their struggle to create their own family and traditions amidst the history that each person brings to the new household. She answers all the tough questions that this new family unit must face. Where does the new stepparent fit in? Who disciplines the kids? How do you manage the ex? Who pays for what? How are the kids affected? And,most importantly,does it ever get easier? O'Connor offers solid, practical advice bolstered by real-life examples to give readers the tools they need to create a happy, healthy family. The Truth about Stepfamilies shows that with knowledge, support, and hard work, life in stepfamilies can move from bitter resentment and anxiety to respect, tolerance, and love between family members.
Taking Control Of TMJ
By Robert O. Uppgaard
If you are among the 60 million people in the United States affected by TMJ disorder, then you may know what it's like to have your problem be misdiagnosed or go untreated. Perhaps you've undergone unnecessary and costly treatments to no avail. Dr. Uppgaard's "Total Wellness Program" will help you understand this painful condition, relieve its symptoms, prevent its recurrence, and avoid unnecessary surgery. This comprehensive guide also explores the connection TMJ disorder has to fibromyalgia and whiplash.