New Arrivals · Health & Medicine

August 29, 2015
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Yoga nidra for complete relaxation and stress relief

August 28, 2015
Lusk, Julie T.
Oakland, CA : New Harbinger Publications, Inc., [2015]
ix, 205 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
"Chronic stress is a silent assassin that--if left unchecked--can lead to a number of health and mental health issues, such as anxiety, weight gain, diabetes, and heart disease. Now, for the first time, holistic health expert and yoga instructor Julie Lusk offers readers a powerful Yoga Nidra program to stop stress in its tracks. Packed with meditations, relaxation skills, and visualization techniques, the ancient practices in this book will help readers relax, reflect, and revitalize for unshakable peace and joy"-- Provided by publisher.

The microbiome solution : a radical new way to heal your body from the inside out

August 25, 2015
Chutkan, Robynne, author.
xviii, 282 pages ; 24 cm.
Includes index.
Getting to Know Your Gut Bacteria -- Messing Up the Microbiome -- Rewilding Ourselves -- Recipes.
"The author of Gutbliss and one of today's preeminent gastroenterologists distills the latest research on the microbiome into a practical program for boosting overall health. Michael Pollan's widely discussed New York Times article, "Some of My Best Friends Are Germs," was just the tip of the iceberg. The microbiome--the collective name for the trillions of bacteria that live in our gut--is today's hottest medical news topic. Synthesizing the latest findings, Dr. Robynne Chutkan explains how the standard Western diet and lifestyle are starving our microbiome, depleting the "good bugs" that keep us healthy and encouraging overgrowth of exactly the wrong type of bacteria. The resulting imbalance makes us more prone to disease and obesity and negatively affects our metabolism, our hormones, our cravings, our immunity, and even our genes. But beyond the science, what sets this book apart is Dr. Chutkan's powerful three-level program for optimizing your gut bacteria for good health."-- Provided by publisher.

Neurotribes : the legacy of autism and the future of neurodiversity

August 24, 2015
Silberman, Steve, author.
534 pages ; 24 cm
"A groundbreaking book that upends conventional thinking about autism and suggests a broader model for acceptance, understanding, and full participation in society for people who think differently. What is autism: a devastating developmental disorder, a lifelong disability, or a naturally occurring form of cognitive difference akin to certain forms of genius? In truth, it is all of these things and more--and the future of our society depends on our understanding it. WIRED reporter Steve Silberman unearths the secret history of autism, long suppressed by the same clinicians who became famous for discovering it, and finds surprising answers to the crucial question of why the number of diagnoses has soared in recent years. Going back to the earliest days of autism research and chronicling the brave and lonely journey of autistic people and their families through the decades, Silberman provides long-sought solutions to the autism puzzle, while mapping out a path for our society toward a more humane world in which people with learning differences and those who love them have access to the resources they need to live happier, healthier, more secure, and more meaningful lives. Along the way, he reveals the untold story of Hans Asperger, the father of Asperger's syndrome, whose "little professors" were targeted by the darkest social-engineering experiment in human history; exposes the covert campaign by child psychiatrist Leo Kanner to suppress knowledge of the autism spectrum for fifty years; and casts light on the growing movement of "neurodiversity" activists seeking respect, support, technological innovation, accommodations in the workplace and in education, and the right to self-determination for those with cognitive differences"-- Provided by publisher.

The man who wasn't there : investigations into the strange new science of the self

August 24, 2015
Ananthaswamy, Anil, author.
New York, New York : Dutton, [2015]
viii, 305 pages ; 24 cm
The living dead. Who is the one who says, "I don't exist"? -- The unmaking of your story. Memories, a person, a narrative-- and it's unraveling -- The man who didn't want his leg. Is the feeling that you own your body and its various parts based on reality? -- Tell me I'm here. When your actions don't feel like your own and what it does to the self -- I am as if a dream. The role of emotions in the making of the self -- The self's baby steps. What autism tells us about the developing self -- When you are beside yourself. Out-of-body experiences, doppelgängers, and the minimal self -- Being no one, here and now. Ecstatic epilepsy and the unbounded self -- Epilogue.
"In the tradition of Oliver Sacks, a tour of the latest neuroscience of schizophrenia, autism, Alzheimer's disease, ecstatic epilepsy, Cotard's syndrome, out-of-body experiences, and other disorders--revealing the awesome power of the human sense of self from a master of science journalism Anil Ananthaswamy's extensive in-depth interviews venture into the lives of individuals who offer perspectives that will change how you think about who you are. These individuals all lost some part of what we think of as our self, but they then offer remarkable, sometimes heart-wrenching insights into what remains. One man cut off his own leg. Another became one with the universe. We are learning about the self at a level of detail that Descartes ("I think therefore I am") could never have imagined. Recent research into Alzheimer's illuminates how memory creates your narrative self by using the same part of your brain for your past as for your future. But wait, those afflicted with Cotard's syndrome think they are already dead; in a way, they believe that "I think therefore I am not." Who--or what--can say that? Neuroscience has identified specific regions of the brain that, when they misfire, can cause the self to move back and forth between the body and a doppelganger, or to leave the body entirely. So where in the brain, or mind, or body, is the self actually located? As Ananthaswamy elegantly reports, neuroscientists themselves now see that the elusive sense of self is both everywhere and nowhere in the human brain"-- Provided by publisher.

When Fraser met Billy : an autistic boy, a rescue cat, and the transformative power of animal connections

August 24, 2015
Booth, Louise, 1974-
New York : Atria Paperback, 2015.
310 pages ; 22 cm
Originally published in 2014 in Great Britain by Hodder & Stoughton.
Chapter 1 Billy and Bear -- Chapter 2 Arrivals -- Chapter 3 Rock Bottom -- Chapter 4 Peas in a Pod -- Chapter 5 The Lost Cord -- Chapter 6 Pastures New -- Chapter 7 Cutting Corners -- Chapter 8 AWOL -- Chapter 9 Stepping Stones -- Chapter 10 New BLoom -- Chapter 11 Shifting the Goalposts -- Chapter 12 In Black and White -- Chapter 13 Alarm Bells -- Chapter 14 Tom and Billy -- Chapter 15 The Monster Mash -- Chapter 16 Christmas Cheer -- Chapter 17 The Sixteenth Sense -- Chapter 18 Go Away -- Chapter 19 Big School -- Acknowledgments.
"In the spirit of A Street Cat Named Bob and Dewey comes a mother's touching, true account of how a rescue cat named Billy transformed her autistic boy's life. Louise Booth and her husband had always dreamed of having a child. But when their son Fraser was born, Louise immediately knew something was wrong. Fraser was an angry child, prone to frequent screaming fits. When the family moved to the Balmoral Estate (Queen Elizabeth's summer residence), where Louise's husband had been hired to be the Queen's electrician, Louise plummeted into depression, worn down by her son's constant needs. At eighteen months, Fraser was diagnosed with autism and hypotonia, a muscle tone condition that affected his ability to walk and use his hands. Louise and her husband Chris were given the devastating news that Fraser would never go to a mainstream school, and it seemed all hope was lost. Then came Billy. A grey cat who'd been found in an abandoned house and left at a shelter, Billy came home with the family, purred, and laid his paws across Fraser's lap. The two became inseparable from that moment on, and slowly but surely, Billy transformed Fraser's life. Within two years of Billy joining their family, Louise watched her son evolve from being a toddler prone to anxiety, tantrums, and sudden emotional meltdowns into a much calmer, less moody child with a bright future. In their home on the beautiful Balmoral Estate, Billy still acts as Fraser's guardian, never leaving his side at mealtimes and bedtimes or whenever he's feeling low. Their profound bond has immeasurably improved both their lives and the family's, bringing them countless hilarious and touching moments along the way,"

Mountain man skills : hunting, trapping, woodwork, and more

August 24, 2015
229 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
"Mountain Man Skills is a fascinating, practical guide to the skills that have made the mountain men famous worldwide as outdoorsmen and craftsmen. Readers can replicate outdoor living by trying their hand at making rafts and canoes, constructing tools, and living off the land." --Back cover.

The slow down diet : eating for pleasure, energy, and weight loss

August 24, 2015
David, Marc, author.
xii, 196 pages ; 23 cm
Presents a guide to understanding the relationship between eating and improving metabolism, and offers suggestions for connecting the body, and mind, spirit through mindful eating that sheds pounds, increases energy, and enhances.

Clear body, clear mind : the effective purification program

August 19, 2015
Hubbard, L. Ron (La Fayette Ron), 1911-1986, author.
i, 2 unnumbered pages, 283 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Includes index.
"A Hubbard publication."
Introduction -- Part one: The Breakthrough of the Purification Program: Our biochemical society -- The development of the purification program -- Part two: An Overview of the Purification Program: A word about the program -- Exercise and sauna -- Drugs and nutritional deficiencies -- Niacin, the "educated" vitamin -- Oil: trading bad fat for good fat -- The importance of calcium and magnesium -- "Flashbacks," emotional reactions and other manifestations -- Importance of a proper schedule -- Completing the purification program -- A new life through purification -- Supplement A: Drugs and Society: More on drugs and their effects -- Drugs and present time -- Drugs and learning -- Painkillers -- Supplement B: Solutions for Drug Addiction: Withdrawal from addictive drugs -- Supplement C: Vitamins, Minerals and Oil: Vitamin and mineral tables -- Calcium and magnesium: the cal-mag formula -- Oils -- Evening primrose oil -- Purification Program Result:. Program participant successes -- Drugs, alcohol, medicines and toxins -- Exposure to hazardous materials -- Appendix: Further study -- Guide to the materials -- Addresses -- Editor's glossary of words, terms and phrases.
"We live in a drug-oriented society. Drugs pervade our world -- from street drugs and medical drugs, to say nothing of the latest "feel-good" pharmaceuticals. Add to that the thousands of toxic substances we are exposed to on a daily basis, including household chemicals, food preservatives and pesticides, and it's easy to see that no one is immune to this crisis. Through the course of his research into the effects of drugs on the human mind, L.Ron Hubbard made a landmark discovery. Namely, that LSD appeared to remain in a person's body long after they stopped taking the drug. This breakthrough explained why someone who had used LSD in the past could suddenly reactivate a "trip" even years later. His further research revealed that many other toxic substances could also remain in the body, producing negative effects for years to come. The question remained: how can you eradicate these harmful drugs and toxins from your body? The answer is the Purification Program developed by Mr. Hubbard. With the inclusion of a precise regimen of vitamins, minerals and oils, we are able to work toward restoring the biochemical balance of the body and make it possible for the body to reconstruct itself from the damage done by drugs and other biochemical substances."--Provided by publisher.

Chicken soup for the recovering soul : your personal, portable support group with stories of healing, hope, love and resilience

August 18, 2015
Cos Cob, CT : Backlist, LLC, a unit of Chicken Soup for the Soul Publishing, c2012.
xvii, 353 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Originally published: Deerfield Beach, FL : Health Communications, c2004.
The recovering journey -- Shoulders to lean on -- A sense of spirituality -- Families of origin, families of choice -- The resilient soul -- Our community and diversity -- Recovering joy -- Fully recovering, fully alive.
A daily inspirational guide with messages of hope, healing, and encouragement for those going through traumatic situations.

Irritable bowel syndrome : a natural approach

August 18, 2015
Nicol, Rosemary.
Berkeley, CA : Ulysses Press, 2007.
xv, 256 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Includes index.
"First published as coping Successfully with Your Irritable Bowel, The Irritable Bowel Stress Book, and The Irritable Bowel Diet Book by Sheldon Press."
Presents natural solutions for living comfortably with IBS without resorting to medication, specifically creative dietary alternatives and recipes as well as proven methods for controlling stress--including meditation, yoga, and relaxation exercises.

The doula book : how a trained labor companion can help you have a shorter, easier, and healthier birth

August 18, 2015
Klaus, Marshall H., 1927-
Boston, MA : Lifelong Books/Da Capo Press, c2012.
xiii, 249 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
"Portions of this book appeared in an earlier edition entitled Mothering the mother, published by Addison-Wesley in 1993"--T.p. verso.
"A Merloyd Lawrence book."
The need for support in labor -- The special role of the doula -- Enhancing the birth experience -- Reducing discomfort, pain, and anxiety in childbirth -- Obstetric benefits of doula support -- Longer-term benefits of doula suport -- Birth with a doula -- A father's true role -- A female relative or close friend trained as a doula -- Postpartum care -- Appendix A: The training of a doula -- Appendix B: Relaxation, visualization, and self-hypnosis exercises for pregnancy, labor, birth, and breastfeeding -- Appendix C: Characteristics of randomized clinical trials of labor support -- Appendix D: Resources.
Offers new research showing how labor support reduces the rate of cesarean sections, length of labor, need for pain medicine, and number of episiotomies.

Mess : one man's struggle to clean up his house and his act

August 17, 2015
Yourgrau, Barry, author.
New York, NY : W.W. Norton & Company, [2015]
276 pages ; 22 cm
Prologue with grocery bags -- The Chinese puzzle box -- What's wrong with me? -- Some kind of flâneur -- Let the right one in -- Brothers Grim -- The cut-glass hand bell -- Mastering disaster -- Dodge days, or, Letting go of L.A. -- Home comforting -- The real stuff -- The notorious bungalow --Freud's "dirty" couch -- The red fish -- Gordon's know -- Postscript.
The author draws on his experiences as both a hoarder and an investigator to profile subjects ranging from professional decluttering services and anti-hoarding therapy to the brain science behind hoarding and the way clutter affects relationships.

Body of truth : how science, history, and culture drive our obsession with weight--and what we can do about it

August 17, 2015
Brown, Harriet, author.
Boston, MA : Da Capo Lifelong, a member of the Perseus Books Group, 2015.
xxx, 273 pages ; 22 cm
Introduction: How my life changed with one sentence -- A few words about research -- Four big fat lies about weight and health -- The amazing! seventeen-day! flat-belly! grain-brain! biggest loser! raw food! diet -- Good food, bad food -- Money, motivation, and the medical machine -- The truth about beauty -- It's all in how you look at it -- Now what?
"Over the last 25 years, our longing for thinness has morphed into a relentless cultural obsession with weight and body image. You can't be a woman or girl (or, increasingly, a man or boy) in America today and not grapple with the size and shape of your body, your daughter's body, other women's bodies. Even the most confident people have to find a way through a daily gauntlet of voices and images talking, admonishing, warning us about what size we should be, how much we should weigh, what we should eat and what we shouldn't. Obsessing about weight has become a ritual and a refrain, punctuating our every relationship, including the ones with ourselves. It's time to change the conversation around weight. Harriet Brown has explored the conundrums of weight and body image for more than a decade, as a science journalist, as a woman who has struggled with weight, as a mother, wife, and professor. In this book, she describes how biology, psychology, metabolism, media, and culture come together to shape our ongoing obsession with our bodies, and what we can learn from them to help us shift the way we think. Brown exposes some of the myths behind the rhetoric of obesity, gives historical and contemporary context for what it means to be "fat," and offers readers ways to set aside the hysteria and think about weight and health in more nuanced and accurate ways"-- Provided by publisher.

Earthing : the most important health discovery ever!

August 17, 2015
Ober, Clinton, 1938- author.
xv, 320 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm.
Forword / James L. Oschman, Ph.D. -- Part one: Why we are increasingly unhealthy--the missing link -- 1. The miracle of Mother Earth -- 2. Electrical you and your electrical planet -- 3. The disconnect syndrome -- Part two: Personal discoveries -- 4. Reconnecting: Clint Ober's story -- 5. Challenges of an amateur scientist -- 6. A cardiologist's discovery: Steve Sinatra's story -- Part three: Connecting with science -- 7. The original anti-inflammatory -- 8. Connecting the dots -- Part four: The Earthing chronicles -- 9. Earthing 101: how to connect -- 10. Fifteen years of Earthing: Clint Ober's observations -- 11. The cardiovascular connection: Steve Sinatra's perspective -- 12. The head-to-toe connection: Earthing's systemic impact -- 13. The feminine connection: Earthing and women -- 14. The sports connection: Earthing in action -- 15. The animal connection: Earthing and pets -- 16. The long-term connection: the importance of staying connected -- 17. The future connection: the Earthing revolution ahead -- Appendices -- A. The physics of Earthing--simplified / Gaetan Chevalier -- B. Technical notes on grounding and Earthing methods -- C. Caution: Earthing and medication -- D. The Earthing Institute -- E. Symptom checklist and progress log -- F. Earthing in earlier times and indigenous cultures -- G. Earthing research.

Natural relief for adult ADHD : complementary strategies for increasing focus, attention, and motivation with or without medication

August 17, 2015
Sarkis, Stephanie.
Oakland, CA : New Harbinger Publications, Inc., [2015]
x, 210 pages ; 23 cm
"For some people with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), medication may not be the right answer, and for others, medication alone may not be enough. Natural Relief for Adult ADHD offers an accessible, research-based guide on the most effective non-medication treatments for ADHD. Whether it is used alongside traditional treatment or on its own, the book provides readers with sound, complementary strategies to increase their focus, get organized, and stay motivated"-- Provided by publisher.

Whole body barefoot : transitioning well to minimal footwear

August 17, 2015
Bowman, Katy, author.
[United States] : Propriometrics Press, c2015.
xvii, 137 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
How can we unlock whole-body movement when our feet have been bound for decades? Is it as simple as kicking off our shoe-shackles and releasing our feet into the wild? Whole Body Barefoot will help you safely and effectively transition to minimal footwear, reaping the enormous benefits of freeing your feet without injuring yourself along the way.

Paleo in 28 : 4 weeks, 5 ingredients, 130 recipes

August 17, 2015
Swanhart, Kenzie, author.
Berkeley : Sonoma Press, [2015]
253 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes indexes.

Mindfulness for bipolar disorder : how mindfulness and neuroscience can help you manage your bipolar symptoms

August 17, 2015
Marchand, William R, author.
Oakland, CA : New Harbinger Publications, Inc., [2015]
v, 197 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
In Mindfulness for Bipolar Disorder, psychiatrist and neuroscientist William R. Marchand provides a breakthrough program based in cutting-edge neuroscience and mindfulness practices to target bipolar symptoms. Along with healthy lifestyle changes, therapy, and medication, Marchand shows how mindfulness is the missing piece in successful bipolar treatment. Using the mindfulness skills outlined in the book, readers will learn how to work through feelings of depression, anxiety, and stress in order to improve their quality of life and find their true center.

Your life after trauma : powerful practices to reclaim your identity

August 14, 2015
Rosenthal, Michele, 1968-
New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2015]
xxv, 283 pages ; 25 cm
Trauma has changed you -- A brief look at the science of trauma : recovery starts here -- Who were you before trauma? : acknowledge your lost self -- Who have you become after trauma? : validate yourself now -- Who do you want to be? : a blueprint for your future self -- Ten common obstacles to creating your post-trauma identity -- Afterword -- Appendix A. A quick guide to twenty stress reduction practices -- Appendix B. Self-coaching practices cheat sheet -- Index.

Helping your child with extreme picky eating : a step-by-step guide for overcoming selective eating, food aversion, and feeding disorders

August 12, 2015
Rowell, Katja, author.
xi, 220 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Additional statement of responsibility from cover.
Understanding typical eating -- Understanding your child's challenges -- Understanding your role -- Step 1 : Decrease anxiety, stress, and power struggles -- Step 2 : Establish a structured routine -- Step 3 : Have family meals -- Step 4 : Know what to serve and how to serve it -- Step 5 : Build skills -- Steps toward hope and progress.
"Having a child with extreme picky eating habits can be both frustrating and worrisome - especially if you are concerned your child isn't getting the nutrition they need to grow, stay healthy and strong, and thrive. And if your child has a feeding or selective eating disorder (SED), they may simply refuse to eat a number of foods altogether. To make matters worse, children with feeding disorders often experience anxiety, anger, and may be suspicious or untrusting of adults who pressure, trick, and even force them to eat. This book provides a clinically proven program called STEPS (Supportive Treatment of Eating in Preschoolers) that will help you get your child's feeding disorder or SED under control. In addition, you'll find a number of practical strategies you can use for dealing with food aversion, low appetite, sensory challenges, autism spectrum-related food disorders, super-tasters, oral motor delay, acid reflux, and food allergies. If your child has a feeding or selective eating disorder, you need powerful solutions you can use right now. This book will prove an invaluable guide to help restore peace to your dinner table."--provided from publisher.

Unhealthy anonymous : exposing the greatest threat to your health & happiness

August 12, 2015
Sulack, Pete, author.
Shippensburg, PA : Destiny Image Publishers, Inc., [2015]
199 pages ; 23 cm.
Introduction: We're in a fight for our lives -- Identify -- Connect -- Choose -- Recognize -- Rest -- Detox -- Nourishment -- Gratitude -- Movement -- Alignment -- Strength -- Generosity.
America faces a pandemic of chronic, lifestyle diseases that were hardly around a century ago. Cardiovascular disease, cancer, autism, dementia, auto-immune deficiencies-- will affect four out of five Americans in their lifetimes! Sulack shows how you can change your life with easy-to-follow steps that will transform your health, your body, and your energy.

Cancer-free : your guide to gentle, non-toxic healing

August 12, 2015
Henderson, Bill, author.
375 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 23 cm.

The coconut oil cure : essential recipes and remedies to heal your body inside and out.

August 11, 2015
Berkeley, California : Sonoma Press, [2015]
257 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm

Do-it-yourself herbal medicine : home-crafted remedies for health & beauty.

August 11, 2015
305 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm
"Do-It-Yourself Herbal Medicine inspires you to easily and affordably take charge of how you look and feel by sharing simple and fun recipes that use Mason jars, sauce pans, and even your French press in creative ways" --Amazon.

The micronutrient miracle : the 28-day plan to lose weight, increase your energy, and reverse disease

August 11, 2015
Calton, Jayson, author.
xxiv, 360 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.

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