New Arrivals · Health & Medicine

February 10, 2016
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

A cancer in the family : take control of your genetic inheritance

February 9, 2016
Ross, Theodora, author.
xv, 286 pages : illustration ; 24 cm
Knowledge that can save your life -- The double helix : biology isn't destiny -- Taking a family history : dealing with silence, dealing with drama -- Is your doctor truthy? Are you? -- Genetic counseling, genetic testing, and family conversations -- How to manage your cancer risk when information is limited -- Targeted treatments for cancer : realities, myths, possibilities -- Science is a group project : data points and you.
"Oncologist and cancer gene hunter Theo Ross shares the story of discovering her own cancer gene mutation and unraveling her family's unclear history, showing readers along the way what to do if they have a genetic predisposition for cancer or suspect one runs in their family"-- Provided by publisher.

Diastasis recti : the whole-body solution to abdominal weakness and separation

February 9, 2016
Bowman, Katy, author.
[United States] : Propriometrics Press, [2016]
xi, 228 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm

Into the magic shop : a neurosurgeon's quest to discover the mysteries of the brain and the secrets of the heart

February 8, 2016
Doty, James R. (James Robert), 1955- author.
276 pages : illustration ; 22 cm
Real magic -- A body at rest -- Thinking about thinking -- Growing pains -- Three wishes -- Apply yourself -- Unacceptable -- It's not brain surgery -- The sultan of nothing -- Giving up -- The alphabet of the heart -- Manifesting compassion -- The face of God.
The author relates how a chance encounter in a magic shop with a woman who taught him exercises to ease his sufferings and manifest his greatest desires gave him a glimpse of the relationship between the brain and the heart, and drove him to explore the neuroscience of compassion and altruism.

The 4 x 4 diet : 4 key foods, 4-minute workouts, four weeks to the body you want

February 5, 2016
Oprea, Erin, author.
xiv, 240 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Part 1: The Clean and Lean Lifestyle -- Chapter 1: The Road to Living Clean and Lean -- Chapter 2: What Is Clean and Lean? -- Chapter 3: Overcoming Excuses -- Part 2: Eating Clean -- Chapter 4: The 4 Clean Eating Habits -- Chapter 5: All-Star Ingredients and Kitchen Tools -- Chapter 6: Prep Day -- Chapter 7: Recipes for Every Meal -- Chapter 8: Recipe Variations and Subsitutions -- Part 3: Getting Lean -- Chapter 9: The 4-Minute Workout -- Chapter 10: The Equipment You'll Need -- Chapter 11: Before and After Every Workout -- Chapter 12: Mastering the Three Levels of Tabatas -- Chapter 13: Tabata Variations and Modifications -- Chapter 14: Exercises for Injuries and Ailments -- Part 4: The 4 X 4 Diet -- Week 1: Beginner Tabatas + Cutting Out Starches -- Week 2: Beginner/Intermediate Tabatas + Cutting Back -- Week 3: Intermediate Tabatas + Cutting Back on Sodium -- Week 4: Intermediate/Advanced Tabatas + Cutting Back on Alcohol -- Epilogue: Now What?
"Erin Oprea's unique 4 x 4 diet shows readers how to get clean by reducing the 4 major hitches in most diets: sugar, starch, sodium, and alcohol. She also tells readers how to get lean, using her 4-minute tabata workouts: 8 repititions of 20 seconds of high-intensity moves, then 10 seconds of rest"-- Provided by publisher.

Fortify your life : your guide to vitamins, minerals, and more

February 4, 2016
Low Dog, Tieraona, author.
335 pages ; 24 cm
Includes index.
Life fortified -- Inside the bottle and behind the label -- Vitamins -- Minerals -- Nutraceuticals -- Supplements for common ailments -- Making sense of health information -- Appendix 1: your food journal -- Appendix 2: your personalized supplements chart -- Appendix 3: laboratory tests -- Appendix 4: drug-nutrient depletions and interactions.
"Health-conscious consumers read nutritional labels, but it's nearly impossible to get the nutrients we need with diet alone. To get the USDA-recommended daily quota of vitamin D, for example, you need to eat 15 eggs or 26 sardines; of iron, 414 almonds or 15 cups of broccoli. So we rely on nutritional supplements--vitamins and minerals, probiotics and enzymes--but the variety of pills, products, and elixirs on the market today is overwhelming. And, as we have seen in recent news, some of these products are downright fakes. Trusted natural health physician and bestselling author Tiearaona Low Dog, M.D. provides a personalized approach to using nutritional supplements for your specific health needs, helping you navigate the complex and often confusing landscape of vitamins, minerals, and more. Dr. Low Dog explains the basics about every essential nutritional supplement and guides the reader in creating a personalized supplement plan, tailored to individual genetics, age, gender, and lifestyle. Low Dog evaluates current research, explains the relationship between food and supplements, describes how medications cause chemical imbalances in the body, and advises on how to judge brands and read labels. Low Dog engages and encourages readers to take charge of their own health and provides guidance to find the right combination of nutritional supplements to improve mood, strength, energy, and well-being"-- Provided by publisher.

Wise aging : living with joy, resilience, & spirit

February 4, 2016
Cowan, Rachel, author.
328 pages ; 23 cm
1. Exploring this stage of our lives -- 2. The river of life -- 3. I am my body; I am not my body -- 4. Cultivating nourishing relationships -- 5. Forgiveness and reconciliation -- 6. Cultivating spiritual qualities for well-being -- 7. Living with loss and finding light -- 8. Conscious dying -- 9. Legacy and stewardship.

Medical tests sourcebook.

February 3, 2016
Detroit, MI : Omnigraphics, c1999-
v. ; 24 cm.
"Provides basic consumer health information about laboratory, imaging, and other types of medical testing for disease screening, diagnosis, and monitoring, along with information and guidelines for preventive care testing in children and adults. Includes index, glossary of related terms, and other resources"-- Provided by publisher.

Cancer sourcebook.

February 3, 2016
Detroit, MI : Omnigraphics, Inc., c1990-
v. ; 24 cm.
"Provides basic consumer health information about risks, prevention, and treatment of major forms of cancer. Includes index, glossary of related terms, and other resources"-- Provided by publisher.

The 30 day sobriety solution : how to cut back or quit drinking in the privacy of your own home

February 3, 2016
Canfield, Jack, 1944- author.
New York : Atria Books, 2016.
xxii, 563 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Phase V: Creating your personalized plan to thrive in life. Day 29 : the vision solution, discovering your life purpose and vision ; Day 30 : the sobriety for life solution, wrapping up the 30-day sobriety solution.
"A groundbreaking program to help you cut back or quit drinking entirely--in the privacy of your own home"-- Provided by publisher.

No grain, no pain : a 30-day diet for eliminating the root cause of chronic pain

February 3, 2016
Osborne, Peter, 1958- author.
New York : Touchstone, 2016.
xiv, 352 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
"A Touchstone book."
Part 1: The pain in the grain : the science behind the grain-free lifestyle. What's the grain-pain connection? : why "healthy" foods make us feel so bad ; Where does it hurt? : escaping the pain-futility cycle for good ; Pain caused by grainflammation : building strong muscles and avoiding gluten-free whiplash ; Pain cause by imbalances in the gut : the truth about "leaky gut" and how diet can heal (or aggravate) it ; Pain caused by obesity : blame it on "grainbesity" -- Part 2: The 30-day no-grain, no-pain program. What to eat--and not to eat : change your diet and banish your pain ; Which supplements help eliminate pain? : speed healing by replacing meds with vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients ; Days 1 to 15 : kick off your plan by eliminating all grains ; Days 16-30 : banish the last of your pain in the challenge phase -- Part 3: Beyond 30 days. Beyond food : how to minimize damage from toxins that can compound the effects of grain ; Beyond self-help : functional medicine is the future of medicine -- Part 4: Grain-free, pain-free recipes.
More than 100 million Americans live with some form of pain, often managed or temporarily masked by drugs. But the root cause of this pain--and the real solution--may be simpler than you think. Dr. Peter Osborne, an authority on gluten sensitivity and food allergies, has found that grains, even so-called safe grains like corn and rice, can wreak havoc on the body by causing tissue inflammation, creating vitamin and mineral deficiencies, and triggering an autoimmune response. No Grain, No Pain offers the tools you need to eliminate the hidden sources of grain and other inflammatory agents in your diet to improve your health. Using Dr. Osborne's drug-free, easy-to-implement plan, you can achieve significant improvement in fifteen days and be on track to completely eliminate pain within thirty days. No Grain, No Pain includes a clear examination of the science behind the program, a day-by-day meal plan to make the transition to a grain-tree diet easier, dozens of delicious recipes, and valuable resources to support your grain-tree lifestyle tor the long haul.--From book jacket.

The year one challenge for women : thinner leaner and stronger than ever in 12 months

February 3, 2016
Matthews, Michael, author
1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations ; 28 cm

The athlete's fix : a program for finding your best foods for performance & health

February 3, 2016
Taylor, Pip, author.
Boulder, Colorado : VeloPress, [2015]
232 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Includes index.
Introduction -- The problem of food intolerance -- Fixing your diet -- Identifying your intolerances -- Eating for performance -- Eating well for life -- Recipes for the base functional diet.
In The Athlete s Fix, sports nutritionist and pro triathlete Pip Taylor lays out a sensible step-by-step program to find the foods that make athletes feel and perform their best.

The complete guide to yoga inversions : learn how to invert, float, and fly with inversions and arm balances

February 3, 2016
DeCurtins, Jen.
Beverly, MA : Fair Winds Press, 2015.
160 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
"Turn your yoga routine on its head!Designed to take you from a beginner to an advanced yoga student, this helpful guide will help you to progress from downward dog to even the more intricate of handstand poses.Improve focus and ability as you tone your upper body and core. The Complete Guide to Yoga Inversions is the ultimate collection of the most common arm balance poses and yoga inversions that are found in a variety of styles of yoga including ashtanga, bikram, power, hatha and more.Challenge yourself with XX arm balances and yoga poses with detailed step-by-step instructions from fitness and yoga instructor Jennifer DeCurtins. Each pose includes a helpful photo along with modifications and progressions. Learn to do pivotal, foundational poses such headstand, handstand and crow.The Complete Guide to Yoga Inversions is the perfect guide to improve your ability"-- Provided by publisher.

Heal : the vital role of dogs in the search for cancer cures

February 3, 2016
Weintraub, Arlene, author.
xiii, 272 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
206 dogs -- "We believe in science" -- Dogs point the way to personalized medicine -- "Do dogs get melanoma?" -- burying bone cancer -- A golden opportunity to cure lymphoma -- Cali's total mastectomy -- From iPod to cowpox : offbeat attacks against solid tumors -- The feline connection -- A nose for detecting cancer -- Countless canines, one health -- Banking on a cure for gastric cancer -- I believe in science.

Retox : yoga *food* attitude, healthy solutions for real life

February 3, 2016
Imparato, Lauren.
New York : Berkley Books, [2016].
372 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
"Practical health and wellness strategies from Lauren Imparato, creator of the I.AM.YOU. lifestyle brand and yoga studio Rest to rage. Meditate to work. Cleanse to get dirty. Enough preaching about self-deprivation. No more striving for bodily purity. Who has the patience--or the time!--for strict dietary restrictions and hours of meditation? Let's get real. These tactics just don't work--at least not for long. But that doesn't mean health and happiness are unobtainable. Most often you just need an anxiety buster you can do while running down the street. Or a yoga pose you can do at your desk. Or a way to debloat what feels like an alien baby in your abdomen. Retox isn't about changing who you are or denying life's pleasures. It's about tailoring sensible, scientifically-based health practices to the life you already live. It's about working hard, playing harder, and renewing your balance and energy so you can do it all again. In Retox, health expert Lauren Imparato strips yoga down to its anatomical principles, offering practical tips for fast relief. Then, drawing from a variety of disciplines--from psychology to nutrition to Tibetan philosophy--she designs no-nonsense strategies and delicious recipes to combat the most common challenges of modern life: stress and anxiety, low energy, back pain and headaches, hangovers, PMS sleep deprivation, and much more.."-- Provided by publisher.

Become a fat-burning machine : the 12-week diet

February 3, 2016
Berland, Michael J., author.
New York : Regan Arts, 2015.
xviii, 302 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Part 1. From a fat-storing to a fat-burning machine -- 1. I was a fat-storing machine -- 2. A fat-burning secret revealed -- 3. The burn equation -- 4. Complete your fitness bucket list -- 5. Let's hit reset ; Part 2. The fat-burning machine program -- 6. Getting started -- 7. An introduction to the fat-burning diet -- 8. The fat-burning machine diet -- 9. Our favorite fat-burning recipes -- 10. Strategies to get moving -- 11. The fat-burning machine workouts -- 12. Be a fat-burning machine...for life.
A weight-loss success story teams up with his trainer, a former Olympic triathlon coach, to demonstrate how to lose weight, stay fit, and perform better.


February 2, 2016
New York, NY : Simon & Schuster,
v. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Vols. for <1999/2000-2013/14> includes 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.) containing a practice test (CD-ROM for 2013/14 missing as of 9/25/2013).
At head of title: Kaplan.


February 2, 2016
New York : Simon & Schuster, c2005-
v. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Publisher varies: 2010-<2016> Kaplan Publishing.
"Strategies, practice & review with practice test"--Cover.

The ebola epidemic : the fight, the future

February 2, 2016
Goldsmith, Connie, 1945-
Minneapolis, MN : Twenty-First Century Books, [2016]
112 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
A river in Zaire -- The ebola virus -- From outbreak to epidemic -- Protecting the protectors -- As the world watched -- Diagnosing the future.

The dirt cure : growing healthy kids with food straight from soil

February 2, 2016
Shetreat-Klein, Maya, author.
New York : Atria Books, 2016.
viii, 374 pages ; 24 cm
Part I. Welcome to the dirt cure. Where true health begins ; Learning to listen to the body : what symptoms tell you ; Healthy body, healthy brain ; Time to clean up -- Part II. Step one: heal. Food allergens and sensitivities : how "healthy" foods can hurt ; Artificial food : flavorings, dyes, preservatives, and other toxic additives ; Sickly sweet food : sugars and sweeteners -- Part III. Step two: nourish. Soil power : organic fruits, vegetables, and plants ; Unlocking seeds : nutritional powerhouses ; Meet your meat ; Milk : pasture-ization over pasteurization ; Knowing the chicken before the egg ; Fish : from the water ; Water : what we drink ; Simple pleasures : healthy sweets, fats, and umami -- Part IV. Step three: put it all together. Healing from the inside out: cooking better food ; Healing from the outside In.
In the tradition of Michael Pollan, Mark Hyman, and Andrew Weil, pioneering integrative pediatric neurologist Maya Shetreat-Klein, MD, reveals the shocking contents of children's food, how it's seriously harming their bodies and brains, and what we can do about it. And she presents the first nutritional plan for getting and keeping children healthy - a plan that any family can follow. Maya Shetreat-Klein is an integrative pediatric neurologist with a medical degree from Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Board certified in adult and child neurology as well as pediatrics. Print run 60,000.

The complete guide to yin yoga : the philosophy and practice of yin yoga

February 2, 2016
Clark, Bernie, 1953-
Ashland, OR : White Cloud Press, ©2012.
xviii, 294 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Yin yoga defined -- The practice of yin yoga -- The asanas of yin yoga -- Yin yoga flows -- Special situations -- The physical benefits -- The energetic benefits -- The heart & mind benefits.
All forms of yoga can provide benefits physically, emotionally, and mentally. Yin yoga works the connective tissues of the ligaments, fascia, joints and bones and the energetic channels of the meridians, nerves and blood system. One big difference is the long-held, passive nature of the posture, which gives time for a deeper journey to unfold, a journey into the meditative aspects of yoga, a bridge to living life mindfully.

Dr. Lani's no-nonsense bone health guide : the truth about density testing, osteoporosis drugs, and building bone quality at any age

February 2, 2016
Simpson, Lani, author.
Nashville, Tennessee : Hunter House, an imprint of Turner Publishing Company, [2014]
xvi, 320 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Fractures : facts and fears -- Bone density screening : right test, wrong results? -- Obtaining the best bone density test -- Rating your personal fracture risk -- Beyond bone density testing : what's really going on in your body? -- Osteoporosis medications : worth the risk? -- Alternatives to medications : an integrative approach to bone health -- Hormones and your bones -- Getting a gut feeling about your bone health -- Fight fractures with food -- Strong moves : exercise for better bones.
"Part whistle-blower book, part bone health bible, [this item] exposes [what the author sees as] the shocking difficulty involved in getting an accurate bone density reading and the serious risks of long term use of the most recent osteoporosis medications ... Simpson, both a Doctor of Chiropractic and a Certified Clinical Densitometrist, cuts through the confusion and inaccuracies surrounding osteoporosis to explain her whole-body approach to bone health, which includes discussions of digestive health, diet, supplements, and exercise"-- Provided by publisher.

The pregnancy encyclopedia : all your questions answered

February 2, 2016
351 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Includes index.
Welcome to you pregnancy -- Conception -- Nutrition, exercise, and well-being -- Prenatal care -- All about you -- Your growing baby -- Practical preparations -- Labor and birth -- The postpartum period -- Special situations.
A comprehensive pregnancy guide for expecting mothers and their partners offers advice from top experts in the field who cover more than three hundred topics of interest, including fertility, birth, nutrition, exercise, and lifestyle changes.

Andy Warhol was a hoarder : inside the minds of history's great personalities

February 2, 2016
Kalb, Claudia.
Washington, DC : National Geographic, [2016]
320 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Marilyn Monroe -- Howard Hughes -- Andy Warhol -- Princess Diana -- Abraham Lincoln -- Christine Jorgensen -- Frank Lloyd Wright -- Betty Ford -- Charles Darwin -- George Gershwin -- Fyodor Dostoevsky -- Albert Einstein.
"Was Andy Warhol a hoarder? Did Einstein have autism? In this surprising and inventive look at the evolution of mental health, respected journalist Claudia Kalb gives readers a glimpse into the lives of high-profile historic figures through the lens of modern psychology, weaving groundbreaking research into biographical narratives that are deeply embedded in our culture. From Marilyn Monroe's borderline personality disorder to Charles Darwin's anxiety, Kalb provides compelling insight into a broad range of maladies, using historical records and interviews with leading mental health experts, biographers, sociologists, and other specialists. Packed with fascinating revelations, this smart narrative brings a new perspective to one of the hottest new topics in today's cultural conversation"-- Provided by publisher.

The happiness effect : the positive benefits of negative ions

February 2, 2016
Mindell, Earl.
Garden City Park, NY : Square One Publishers, [2016]
xiv, 94 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
What are negative ions? -- A brief history -- Health benefits of negative-ion exposure -- Negative-ion devices -- Conclusion.

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