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Hachette Books

Quench

Dana Cohen, Gina Bria
Authors:
Dana Cohen, Gina Bria

Chronic headaches...brain fog...fatigue...weight gain...insomnia...gut pain...autoimmune conditions. We may think these and other all-too-common modern maladies are due to gluten intake or too much sugar or too little exercise. But there is another missing piece to the health puzzle: Proper hydration. Yes, even in this era of Poland Spring many of us are dehydrated due to moisture lacking diets, artificial environments, medications, and over-dependence on water as our only source of hydration. For this reason, that new diet or exercise plan may fail because our body doesn't have enough moisture to support it.Quench presents a wellness routine that can reverse all of that, based on breakthrough new science in the field of hydration. Readers will be surprised to learn that drinking too much water can flush out vital nutrients and electrolytes. Here is where "gel water" comes in: the water from plants (like cucumber, berries, aloe), which our bodies are designed to truly absorb right down to the cellular level. In fact, Ms. Bria's work as an anthropologist led her to the realization that desert people stay hydrated almost exclusively from what they eat, including gel plants like cactus.Based on groundbreaking science from the University of Washington's Pollack Water Lab and other research, Quench offers a five-day jump start plan: hydrating meal plans and the heart of the program, smoothies and elixirs using the most hydrating and nutrient-packed plants. Another unique feature of their approach is micro-movements-small, simple movements you can make a few times a day that will move water through your fascia, the connective tissue responsible for hydrating our bodies. You will experience more energy, focus, and better digestion within five days...then move onto the lifetime plan for continued improvements, even elimination of symptoms.

Da Capo Lifelong Books

The End of Old Age

Marc E. Agronin, M.D.
Authors:
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.

Robinson

The Appointment

Graham Easton
Authors:
Graham Easton

Despite the modern trend towards empowering patients and giving them more choice, the nuts and bolts of medical practice largely remain a mystery - a closed box. In fact, the more health information is available on the internet, the more patients can feel swamped and confused. The Appointment offers an intimate and honest account of how a typical GP tries to make sense of a patient's health problems and manage them within the constraints of their health system and the short ten minute appointment. We have always been fascinated by our own health but in recent years, especially for older people, seeing the GP has become a regular activity. In the past decade the average number of times a patient visits his or her GP has almost doubled. Despite this increasing demand, getting to see a GP is not always easy so those intimate ten minutes with the doctor are extremely precious, and there's more than ever to cram in. Taking the reader through a typical morning surgery, The Appointment shines a light onto what is really going on in those central ten minutes and lets the reader, for the first time, get inside the mind of the person sitting in front of them - the professional they rely on to look after their health. Experienced GP Dr Graham Easton shows how GPs really think, lays bare their professional strengths and weaknesses, and exposes what really influences their decisions about their patients' health.

Robinson

Get Your Life Back

Fiona Kennedy, David Pearson
Authors:
Fiona Kennedy, David Pearson

Most of us have some behaviours which are not fully under our control but when those start interfering with our lives and with who we want to be, we need this book. When we turn away from opportunity and excitement in case it makes us anxious, we lose the joy in our lives and can experience misery and depression as well as, oddly, even more anxiety. Get Your Life Back helps you to identify what is really important to you and to notice the ways in which you behave which interfere with reaching your goals and following valued directions. It shows how to understand your own behaviour with compassion, without judgement, and how to both accept and change unhelpful or damaging ways of acting. You will learn new skills to manage emotion and endure discomfort as you journey towards mindful self-control.Uniquely, this book presents a blend of evidence-based treatments (CBT, ACT, DBT, compassion and mindfulness) giving you the best and most effective therapies for a better you.

Piatkus

Unplug

Suze Yalof Schwartz
Authors:
Suze Yalof Schwartz

'Unplug is the book I wish I had when I first started meditating. Simple, smart, and inspirational, it provides concrete tools you can use to live a more fulfilling, happier, and yes, more productive life' Arianna HuffingtonTHE MODERN GUIDE TO MEDITATION FOR BUSY PEOPLEUnplug is the modern, minimalist guide to meditation for busy people. Whether you're a Fortune 500 CEO or someone bogged down with a never ending to-do list, Suze Yalof-Schwartz shows that you can get more done - and do it better - by consciously unplugging for just a few minutes each day.This revolutionary book brilliantly simplifies the art of meditation and reveals the life-changing benefits you will experience, from improved memory and a more positive outlook to a reduction in anxiety and stress.Through easy techniques and tips for incorporating meditation into your daily life, Unplug shows you that everyone can meditate, even if - especially if - you believe you think too much, have no time, can't sit still or that it's just 'not you'.

Hachette Audio US

The Thyroid Connection

Amy Myers
Authors:
Amy Myers

Are you exhausted all the time, plagued by brain fog, and unable to lose weight? Do you struggle with insomnia, panic attacks, and tremors? Both sets of symptoms could be caused by thyroid disorders and both could be ruining your life.Thyroid dysfunction affects at least 20 million Americans and yet conventional medicine frequently misses the diagnosis. Now, in The Thyroid Connection, Dr. Amy Myers teaches you how to take your health into your own hands. The Thyroid Connection will cover which symptoms could signal a thyroid problem; how to work with your doctor to ensure proper diagnosis and treatment; and how to support your health through lifestyle interventions.Complete with a 28-day program tailored to your specific condition, along with advice on diet, supplements, exercise, sleep, and stress relief, The Thyroid Connection will help you reverse symptoms, lose weight, and restore your vitality and well-being.

Da Capo Lifelong Books

The Pain Antidote

Katherine Ketcham, Mel Pohl
Authors:
Katherine Ketcham, Mel Pohl

Chronic pain is not a life sentenceIf you are one of the 100 million people who suffer from chronic pain, you may be feeling hopeless and helpless, relying on endless medications that don't work, feeling worse and worse. But there is hope,and help. The innovative program at the acclaimed Las Vegas Recovery centre, at which Dr. Mel Pohl is Medical Director, has helped thousands of sufferers to reduce chronic pain without the use of painkillers. The Pain Antidote shares this program's concrete tools and strategies, offering:Cutting-edge research on how pain affects your brainHow your emotions affect your experience of painA comprehensive program, including a four-week Jump Start planPain-reducing gentle exercises and health-supporting foodsAnd much more.

Robinson

88 Chinese Medicine Secrets

Angela Hicks
Authors:
Angela Hicks

Chinese medicine practitioners have observed and used the principles of a healthy lifestyle for thousands of years. In this book you will discover the profound, yet simple health maintenance secrets that Chinese medicine has developed over many centuries. By practising these secrets you will learn how to recover the ability to nourish and protect your energy, overcome illness, and feel an easy joy in simply being alive.

Da Capo Lifelong Books

The Heart Health Bible

John M. Kennedy
Authors:
John M. Kennedy

Follow your H-E-A-R-THeart disease remains the #1 killer of men and women in the U.S., claiming nearly one million lives each year- more than ever before, despite recent advances in medical research that are paving the way for us to live longer, healthier lives. Our supercharged modern lifestyle can still damage our hearts and put us in danger of cardiovascular events. The good news is that, in most cases, optimal heart health can be achieved without a prescription. Yet there's no "magic bullet" or quick fix,reversing and ultimately preventing heart disease requires a long-term, sustainable approach. In The Heart Health Bible , Dr. John M. Kennedy draws on more than twenty years of experience as a preventative and interventional cardiologist to offer an empowering approach to heart health with H-E-A-R-T, a five-point plan to lower your risk of cardiovascular disease: Heal your blood pressure Energize your heart Act on fat Reduce blood sugar Tackle triglyceridesDr. Kennedy show how to incorporate each of these steps into your daily routine, creating a foundation for wellness that can save your life. The Heart Health Bible also includes Dr. Kennedy's 5-for-1 Diet, featuring heart-healthy foods and recipes, as well as a plan to help parents start their kids on a heart-healthy lifestyle.

New Harbinger

Trigger Point Therapy for Repetitive Strain Injury

Valerie DeLaune
Authors:
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.

Black Dog & Leventhal

Johns Hopkins Complete Home Guide To Pills & Medicines

Editors of The Johns Hopkins Medical Letter Health After 50
Authors:
Editors of The Johns Hopkins Medical Letter Health After 50
Da Capo Press

Confronting Cancer

Michael M. Sherry
Authors:
Michael M. Sherry

From the moment of diagnosis, the cancer patient embarks on a journey that can prove both daunting and overwhelming. Fears and choices abound, along with the need to understand the nature and ramifications of the specific illness. Having witnessed this devastating predicament among countless patients in his own extensive practice as a cancer specialist, Dr. Michael Sherry felt compelled to write a lucid and comprehensive cancer handbook for patients and their families coping with the daily reality of the disease. Confronting Cancer: How to Care for Today and Tomorrow is a practical and readily understandable resource book that interprets the complexities of cancer for the layperson. In order to guide the patient and caregiver through the successive phases of the disease, including diagnosis, treatment, and day-to-day living, Dr. Sherry has carefully organized the book into three parts: Part One emphasizes the distinctive nature of specific cancers (such as breast, lung, skin, and colon) and explains the basic rationale for treatment Part Two discusses orthodox and unorthodox therapies and Part Three details common problems encountered by the patient (including getting a second opinion, frequent symptoms, and pain control). The author also includes vital information on the nature and treatment of less familiar cancers affecting bladder and kidney function, the testicular area, and "unknown primary organ." While the vast majority of the over one million cancer patients in the United States receive technically sophisticated treatments, most patients are bewildered by the intricacies of the treatment process. Confronting Cancer clearly explains major cancer treatments, including chemotherapy, radiation, surgery, bone marrow transplantation, investigational therapy, "no therapy," and the dangers of cancer quackery.

Daniela J. Lamas

Following her graduation from Harvard College magna cum laude in 2003, Daniela Lamas was a medical reporter at the Miami Herald. She went on to earn her M.D. at Columbia College of Physicians & Surgeons, where she completed her internship and residency. In 2011, she served as an editorial fellow at the New England Journal of Medicine, under Harvard Medical School Professor and Journal editor-in-chief Dr. Jeffrey Drazen. She is currently a Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellow at Harvard, where she works at Ariadne Labs, an innovation laboratory headed by Dr. Atul Gawande. She has also worked on the ABC News Medical Unit, led by Dr. Richard Besser. As a writer, she has been published in Newyorker.com, The Boston Globe, The Atlantic and she has had numerous pieces published in the New York Times.

Dr. Bertil Marklund

Bertil Marklund, MD, PhD, is a Swedish medical doctor, researcher, author, professor of general medicine and specialist in public health. He has worked with patients as a general practitioner, and as a researcher for over four decades. He has a doctor's degree from Gothenburg University, where he serves as a professor.

Editors of The Johns Hopkins Medical Letter Health After 50

The Editors of The Johns Hopkins Medical Letter: Health After 50 are leading physicians from every medical field. The chief editor is Simeon Margolis, M.D., Ph. D., a Professor of Medicine and Biological Chemistry at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland.

Gayle Greene

Gayle Greene is a Professor of Literature and a life-long insomniac. She is a member of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, a professional medical society for researchers and clinicians, and is the patient representative on the board of the American Insomnia Association.

Graham Easton

Dr Graham Easton is a practising GP, Fellow of the Royal College of General Practitioners and a Senior Clinical Teaching Fellow at Imperial College Medical School where he trains medical students and junior doctors in general practice. He has twenty years' experience as a successful communicator of medical ideas to the non-medical public. He was senior producer and presenter in the BBC Science Unit, launching and presenting Radio 4's Case Notes and a range of other programmes. He is a regular guest and occasional presenter on Health Check. He was an editor at the British Medical Journal for four years and is on the editorial boards of the British Journal of General Practice and Education for Primary Care. He has had his own regular columns on the BBC Health website and for Eve Magazine and has published articles in the Radio Times, Tesco Healthy Living and Empire magazine. He is co-author of How to Pass the CSA Exam and General Practice at a Glance (first prize winner in the Primary Care category at the BMA Book Awards 2013).

Bertil Marklund

Bertil Marklund, MD, PhD, is a Swedish medical doctor, researcher, author, professor of general medicine and specialist in public health. He has worked with patients as a general practitioner, and as a researcher for over four decades. He has a doctor's degree from Gothenburg University, where he serves as a professor.

Chapter One

The Uncommon Appeal of Clouds

Read the first chapter of the latest book in Alexander McCall Smith's Sunday Philosophy Club series. The victim of an important art theft appeals to Isabel Dalhousie, Edinburgh philosopher and sleuth, for help.

Award winning author of historical fiction

Interview with Elizabeth Chadwick

Elizabeth Chadwick is the award-winning historical fiction writer. Voted one of the Top Ten landmark historical novelists of the decade by the Historical Novel Society, Chadwick is acclaimed for her beguiling characters, faultless research, and her ability to bring history vividly to life. Perfect for fans of Bernard Cornwell and Philippa Gregory, her latest novel, Lady of the English (published in September 2012), is a dazzling tale of two very different women battling it out over the English crown. In this interview Chadwick talks about the inspirations behind her novels, what she is working on at the moment and much more.