Big Gal Yoga
By Valerie Sagun
Instagram star Valerie Sagun is a powerful voice in the body-positive movement: With 120,000 followers on Instagram and constant traffic on her Tumblr site, readers love her for her fearless message and insights on the benefits of yoga for all bodies.Rejecting the idea that all yogis have to be skinny white women in fancy Lululemon gear, Valerie-size 22, mixed race, and tattooed-offers readers all of the inspiration and guidance they need to become yogis at any size.Yoga has long been one of the most popular fitness trends in the U.S., and the body positivity community is now bigger than ever. The success of TLC's My Big Fat Fabulous Life and model Tess Holliday prove that there's a growing audience of women longing to see themselves represented on the screen and in the pages of books. Big Gal Yoga is perfect for everyone, from yoga novices to more experienced yogis. And while Valerie provides plenty of tips for plus-size yogis, anyone can follow her yoga instruction. Her message of body positivity is also a universal one-no matter the insecurity, Valerie's honest advice and encouragement can help anyone find self-love through yoga.
By Misty Copeland
In her first health and fitness book, celebrated ballerina Misty Copeland shows you how to find the motivation to get healthier and stronger, and how to refine the body you were born with to be lean, strong and flexible, with step-by-step advice, meal plans, workout routines and words of inspiration.Misty offers her own time-tested, ballet-inspired movements that are perfect for women who want to lengthen and strengthen, but don't want to run a marathon or lift weights. She also demonstrates the floor exercises that helped maintain her own ballerina body while recovering from an injury.Misty's eating plan focuses on vegetables, fruits, plant fats, animal proteins and beneficial oils - all of which keep her energetic and in top shape. With simple and delicious recipes for Granola, Spinach and Goat Cheese Salad, Quick Salsa Chili, and even a Ballerina Smoothie, you'll be satisfied and happy while getting leaner.To keep you motivated, Misty gives tips and words of encouragement on persevering even when you may want to give up, including a peek into her personal journal, to inspire you and help you stay on the road to your own ballerina body.
By Hilda Glickman
Are you suffering from Irritable Bowel Syndrome? Do you have episodes of wind, bloating, constipation and diarrhoea? If so, this probably means that your digestive system is not functioning properly and you need to find out why. Based on proven methods applied in her own practice, Hilda Glickman discusses the symptoms of IBS, shows you how to test at home for the possible causes and looks at how you can improve your overall health through simple changes to your diet. Written in a clear, accessible style, this book offers a five-step plan that will enable you to ·Find out and eliminate what should not be in your digestive tract ·Add in what should be in the digestive tract·Facilitate the reintroduction of beneficial bacteria·Heal and strengthen your digestive tract ·Learn how you should eat in order to maintain a healthy digestionYour digestive system doesn't exist on its own. If it is not functioning correctly your overall health will be adversely affected. This book will show you how to heal your gut, improve your health, and prevent further problems.
The Body Wars
By Aric Sigman
Girls and women of all ages have never been more unhappy with their bodies. And research shows that slim women are often no more satisfied with their bodies than overweight ones. Forty years after the debut of body politics, fat is more of a feminist issue than ever.So why has body dissatisfaction become the norm? Why are children as young as 3 years of age worried about their appearance? Why are eating disorders, weight and shape concerns affecting so many women? And what can we do to deal with the negative effects this is having on people's lives?Leading psychologist Dr Aric Sigman tackles body dissatisfaction in a direct, uncompromising way, examining the leading research, identifying the key issues and contributing personal experiences. And he calls on the untapped army of husbands, partners and fathers to come out fighting to help change the way girls and women feel. The Body Wars also offers clear, practical solutions for individuals, parents and society to help reduce and prevent what is fast becoming a world-wide epidemic.
Beating Chronic Fatigue
By Kristina Downing-Orr
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) is a common condition that can last for many years. It is a debilitating chronic illness which ruins lives. Every waking moment becomes a physical, emotional and cognitive struggle just to function on the most basic of levels. The purpose of this book is to reassure sufferers and their families that recovery is possible and that the illness is genuine. It draws on the experiences of many sufferers of chronic fatigue and on those of the author herself. Dr Kristina Downing-Orr, a clinical psychologist, suffered severe chronic fatigue symptoms and was compelled to research the cause of CFS and the cure herself because she was offered so little help by the medical profession. Her recovery was quick and lasting.In her book, Kristina reveals the causes of chronic fatigue and offers an accessible, scientifically valid, easy-to-achieve programme that will inspire people with CFS to regain their health and restore their energy and vitality. Chapters cover Kristina's own story, what chronic fatigue really is, what causes it, diagnosis, a step-by-step self-treatment programme, how to strengthen the body, and coping with stress and resources.
By Keith Black, Arnold Mann
Keith Black, MD is among the best and brightest neurosurgeons and scientists in the world, responsible for revolutionary research and groundbreaking procedures of which most of the medical establishment never dared to dream. In BRAIN SURGEON, Black invites the reader to shadow his daily journeys into the brain, or, what he calls 'tiger country': the treacherous territory one enters when performing brain surgery, wherein one wrong move, one small mistake, can cost the patient's life. Candidly rendered, BRAIN SURGEON combines amazing patient stories and fascinating insights into the inner workings of the brain. It also offers a window into the remarkable mind of the medical hero himself, who possesses the unflinching confidence of a master surgeon alongside overwhelming respect and affection for his patients and an unwavering optimism for the future.
Balance Your Hormones
By Patrick Holford, Kate Neil
Unbalanced hormones play havoc with women's lives and cause problems ranging from PMS and endometriosis to fibroids, breast cancer and menopausal problems. In BALANCE YOUR HORMONES Patrick Holford explains how, by making simple changes to your diet and lifestyle, you can restore the natural hormone balance in your body and return to a state of good, natural health.BALANCE YOUR HORMONES is packed with practical advice, backed up by the latest scientific research which continues to reveal new understanding of the role of food, nutrition and environment in hormonal health. The new chapters cover how hormones work; why hormonal problems are on the increase; what you can do to promote your own hormonal health; safe, natural strategies for restoring, maintaining and promoting your health; nutritional advice for preventing and overcoming problems associated with hormonal imbalance; and the problems associated with the synthetic hormones used in the Pill and HRT and how to overcome them naturally.
Beating Stress, Anxiety And Depression
By Jane Plant, Janet Stephenson
The epidemic of stress, anxiety and depression that is sweeping the Western world is accompanied by huge social, economic and personal costs. This accessible and groundbreaking book is designed to help sufferers, their families and health professionals. The authors, both former sufferers, argue that the medical profession's current approach is not working. They dispel the fear and prejudice surrounding mental illness and present a new, effective programme for dealing with stress, anxiety and depression. They describe the successes that they and others have achieved through new treatment methods. You will discover your risk factors and how to reduce them, how mental health problems can be diagnosed more effectively and how to ensure the best possible treatment. They go on to present the 10 lifestyle factors that affect the likelihood of developing anxiety and depression, and reveal the 10 food factors that can improve mental well-being. BEATING STRESS, ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION is essential reading for sufferers and their families.
Boost Your Immune System
By Patrick Holford, Jennifer Meek
We can all prevent disease and fight infection using a simple yet powerful medicine - food. Understanding nutrition and correctly supplementing your diet is the key to boosting your immune system. Today, our immune systems also face a growing number of enemies, such as stress, pollution, pesticides and food additives. In BOOST YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM, experts Jennifer Meek and Patrick Holford show you how to meet all these challenges in order to beat infections naturally, win the war against colds and flu, decrease your allergic potential, protect yourself against cancer, supplement for immune strength and much more. Easy to follow and practical, this book will help you stay free from disease, feel great and perform better.
Beat Stress And Fatigue
By Patrick Holford
Feeling tired and stressed out much of the time is common for many people. Yet it is possible to supercharge your system, and keep your emotions and body balanced without dramatically changing your life or resorting to prescription drugs. The key is eating the right food and correctly supplementing your diet.In this breakthrough book you will learn how to beat the sugar blues, balance your stress hormones and turn food into energy - not fat. You will also discover the power of sleep, and how to increase your concentration, and control impatience and irritability. Practical and effective, this invaluable book will help you improve your vitality and sense of wellbeing.
Babushka's Beauty Secrets
By Raisa Ruder, Susan Campos
Raisa Ruder, a Ukrainian esthetician, has taken her grandmother's natural beauty recipes out of the cupboard to make women such as Madonna, Tyra Banks and Molly Simms red-carpet ready. In BABUSHKA'S BEAUTY SECRETS, Raisa shares her Babushka's (Russian for Grandmother) time-tested, old world secrets of using simple, ingredients - like eggs, strawberries, honey, milk, avocado - for proven, amazing results. Women don't need to pay hundreds of dollars in the name of beauty to purchase products like vitamin C serum, alpha-hydroxy acids, pigmentation creams, masks, peels and scrubs. With Ruder's guide readers will learn simple ways to plump, tighten and smooth the skin for just a few pounds. The 'recipes' in this book will help women say good-bye to crow's feet, dark circles and acne and say hello to plumper lips, glowing wrinkle-free skin and thick beautiful hair. One trip to the market for some oranges, olive oil, pineapple and tomatoes (and some vodka to preserve it all!) and you'll be on your way to a younger looking, more glamorous you!
The Body Image Workbook
By Thomas Cash
Americans boast the largest waistlines in the world, suffering from epidemic levels of obesity, diabetes, hypertension, and heart disease. Britain is not far behind and other nations with first-world affluence are all wrestling to varying degrees with this problem too. Even countries in the earlier stages of industrialization are starting to get caught up in the battle of the bulge. Despite the fact that we are all, on average, quite overweight, our cultural media promotes a "cult of the thin and beautiful". All of us are bombarded with images and messages all day that lead many to unhealthful obsessions with the shape of their bodies. At best, these body-image issues can be unpleasant and distracting from the goal of being healthy and happy. At worst they can lead to serious mental health problems like body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) or eating disorders such as anorexia or bulimia nervosa.This revised edition of a classic workbook presents a complete approach to dealing with body image issues. It includes new evidence that confirms the effectiveness of its cognitive behavioural approach. The book presents new discussions of cosmetic surgery, weight loss, and other body-fixing options, as well as information for persons with physically disfiguring conditions. A major shift in this edition orients this book with others grounded in the tradition of mindfulness and acceptance.
By Sophie Boss, Audrey Boss
Are you unhappy with your body but fed up with constant dieting?Would you like to lose weight without depriving yourself of the food you love? Beyond Chocolate is a radically different approach to weight loss. Serial dieters for years, Sophie and Audrey Boss finally overcame their weight problems when they discovered the key to success: break free from the diet mentality and learn how to listen to your body so that you can make food choices that really work for you. This book sets out a new, liberating approach to establishing a healthy and satisfying relationship with food, and a positive body image. Based on extensive research and workshops for women with weight issues, Beyond Chocolate will help you to:· Eat whatever you want without feeling guilty· Lose weight and not worry that you'll put it back on· Only think about food when you are hungry· Stop when you are satisfied· Feel comfortable in your body· Wear clothes you like and feel good in Beyond Chocolate is your passport to freedom!
Boost Your Child's Immune System
By Lucy Burney
Healthy children need healthy immune systems, to fight off bugs and infections they can pick up at school. The most effective way to strengthen your child's immune system is through a healthy diet. With suggestions to suit children from 0-18, top nutritionist Lucy Burney shows you how. Discover: The importance of good nutrition; The immune-boosting diet for all children, from babies to teenagers; The pros and cons of vaccinations for kids; The latest research on food allergies - and how to avoid them; How to fight infections naturally, and avoid antibiotics; Tips on food storage and preparation, to avoid bugs and preserve nutrients; Easy-to-follow menu plans and over 160 easy-to-make recipes that all your family will love