New Arrivals · Health & Medicine

October 20, 2016
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Leaving the OCD circus : your big ticket out of having to control every little thing

October 19, 2016
Pagacz, Kirsten, author.
xiv, 245 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
""It's like the meanest, wildest monkey running around my head, constantly looking for ways to bite me." That was how Kirsten Pagacz described her OCD to her therapist on their first session when she was well into her 30s--she'd been following orders from this mean taskmaster for 20 years, without understanding why. Initially the tapping and counting and cleaning and ordering brought her comfort and structure, two things lacking in her family life. But it never lasted; the loathsome self-talk only intensified, and the rituals she had to perform got more bizarre. By high school she was anorexic and a substance abuser--common "shadow syndromes" of OCD. By adulthood, she could barely hide her problems and held on to jobs and friends through sheer grit. Help finally came in the form of a miraculously well-timed public service announcement on NPR about OCD--at last her illness had an identity. Leaving the OCD Circus reveals the story of Pagacz's traumatic childhood and the escalation of her disease--demonstrating how OCD works to misshape a life from a very young age--and explains the various tools she used for healing including meditation, cognitive behavioral therapy, yoga, exposure therapy, and medication. Pieces of her art scattered throughout the book add depth and humor to her stories."-- Provided by publisher.

Strong is the new beautiful : embrace your natural beauty, eat clean, and harness your power

October 18, 2016
Vonn, Lindsey, author.
New York, NY : Dey St., [2016]
242 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
The power of strong -- Change your mind, change your body -- How to eat to get strong -- Five steps to start eating lean -- The one-week challenge -- My favorite get-strong meals-- Finding your fitness you -- Nine ways to make exercise a happy habit -- Seven amazing reasons to start strength training -- How to warm up, stretch, and prevent injuries -- My 65 favorite get-strong exercises -- Love your body, celebrate your beauty.
"Lessons in strength, fitness, food, and attitude from the popular world champion skier and beauty icon--Olympic gold medalist Lindsey Vonn. Olympic Alpine skier Lindsey Vonn wants women to stop thinking about "losing weight fast," and instead focus on loving their bodies for what they are and what they can do. Lindsey is a small-town Minnesota girl at heart turned world-champion skier, but that didn't come without hard work. In Strong Is the New Beautiful, Lindsey lays out the never-before-seen training routines and her overall philosophy that have helped her become the best female skier in the world--tailored for women of all shapes and sizes. Lindsey backs up her fitness program with advice on what to eat and how to work out, and kicks readers into high-gear, helping bolster their self-confidence and build a better body image, with the tips and tricks she's learned as a pro. This is Lindsey's regimen, and she encourages people to take from it what will work for them. She bounced back from injury not by doing every single thing a trainer said, but instead, by thinking about the fitness plan that would work for her, and eating the right foods that would make her feel and get healthy. In Strong Is the New Beautiful, she interweaves her training and diet regimen with compelling stories of her life growing up in the heartland, her love of skiing, the challenges she's faced--including injuries, illness, and depression--and her secrets to wellness, fitness, and recovery,"

The doctor's guide to sleep solutions for stress and anxiety : combat stress and sleep easier every night

October 17, 2016
Rosenberg, Robert S. (Robert Steven), 1948- author.
© 2016
160 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
"The Doctor's Guide to Sleep Solutions for Stress and Anxiety, written by Dr. Robert Rosenberg, a leading expert on sleep disorders, offers targeted solutions to clear mental distractions and enjoy a full night's sleep"-- Provided by publisher.

The Hashimoto's thyroiditis healing diet : a complete program for eating smart, reversing symptoms, and feeling great

October 17, 2016
Barrington, Kate.
Berkeley, CA : Ulysses Press, [2016]
250 pages ; 22 cm

Wellness coaching for lasting lifestyle change

October 14, 2016
Arloski, Michael, author.
Duluth, Minnesota : Whole Person Associates, Inc, 2014.
xxvi, 308 pages : illustrations : 23 cm
Introduction -- Toward a psychology of wellness -- Grounded in wellness: basic wellness principles -- Taking wellness one-on-one: changing the health promotion model from large groups to individuals -- Seven steps to lasting lifestyle change: lifestyle improvement model -- Becoming a wellness coach -- Creating the alliance: letting the coaching begin! -- Charting the course of change: wellness mapping 360 [degrees] part I -- Charting the course of change: wellness mapping 360 [degrees] part II -- Choosing, living, loving, being: coaching the strategic, lifestyle, interpersonal, and intrapersonal aspects of effective change -- Health and medical coaching: coaching people with health challenges -- Wellness coaching in action -- Afterword.
Arloski blends the wisdom of the wellness field with the proven processes of the coaching profession to create an easy-to-use training tool. The result is the perfect training tool for wellness professionals of all kinds: disease management professionals, professional coaches, EAP professionals, counselors, and therapists.

The Esquire guide to bodyweight training : calisthenics to look and feel your best from the boardroom to the bedroom

October 14, 2016
Schersten Adam, author.
Berkeley, CA : Rockridge Press, 2016.
269 pages : color illustrations, 23 cm.

The healthiest diet on the planet : why the foods you love -- pizza, pancakes, potatoes, pasta, and more -- are the solution to preventing disease and looking and feeling your best

October 13, 2016
McDougall, John A., author.
New York, NY : HarperOne, [2016]
278 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
There Are Lies and Damned Lies -- The McDougall Story -- The Healthiest Diet Versus Fad Diets -- Red Light, Green Light -- Recipes for the Healthiest Diet on the Planet.
"The bestselling author and internationally celebrated physician and expert on nutrition offers an appealing, approachable health solution--eat the foods you love to lose weight and get healthy. For years, we've been told that a healthy diet is heavy on meat, poultry, and fish, and avoids carbohydrates, particularly foods high in starch--empty calories harmful to our bodies. But what if everything we've heard was backwards? High in calories and cholesterol, animal fats and proteins too often leave you hungry and lead to overeating and weight gain. They are often the root causes of a host of avoidable health problems--from indigestion, ulcers, and constipation to obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and cancer. On the other hand, complex carbohydrates like whole grains, legumes, tubers, and other starches provide your body with essential proteins and nutrients that satisfy the appetite while simultaneously fighting illness. But Americans eat far too few calories from carbohydrates--only about forty percent, according to Dr. John McDougall, internationally renowned expert on nutrition and health, featured on the documentary Forks Over Knives. The Healthiest Diet on the Planet helps us reclaim our health by enjoying nutritious starches, vegetables, and fruits. McDougall takes on the propaganda machines pushing dangerous, high-fat fad diets and cuts through the smoke and mirrors of the diet industry. He offers a clear, proven guide to what we should and shouldn't eat to prevent disease, slow the aging process, improve our physical fitness, be kind to the environment, and be our most attractive selves. Featuring two dozen color photos and mouth-watering, easy-to-follow recipes for buckwheat pancakes, breakfast tortillas, baked potato skins, rainbow risotto, red lentil soup, green enchiladas, dairy-free lasagna and pizza, and more, The Healthiest Diet on the Planet will help you look great, feel better, and forever change the way you think about health and nutrition"-- Provided by publisher.

Becoming the narcissist's nightmare : how to devalue and discard the narcissist while supplying yourself

October 13, 2016
Arabi, Shahida.
New York : SCW Archer Publishing, 2016.
512 pages ; 23 cm
Individuals with Narcissistic Personality Disorder engage in chronic devaluation and manipulation of their partners, a psychological and emotional phenomenon known as "narcissistic abuse". In this book, survivors will learn: the red flags of narcissistic behavior and covert manipulation tactics; the motives behind narcissistic abuse and techniques to resist a narcissist's manipulation; why abuse survivors usually stay with a narcissist ; how our own brain chemistry locks us into an addiction with a narcissistic or toxic partner; traditional and alternative methods to begin to detach and heal; how to rebuild an even more victorious and empowering life after abuse.

From charm to harm : and everything else in between with a narcissist

October 13, 2016
Zaffuto, Gregory, author.
Charleston, South Carolina : CreateSpace, 2016.
274 pages ; 23 cm.

What you must know about liver disease : a practical guide to using conventional and complementary treatments

October 13, 2016
Snyder, Rich, author.
Garden City Park, NY : Square One Publishers, [2016]
209 pages ; 23 cm.
Part One. An introduction to liver disease -- 1. Your liver and you -- 2. A general overview of liver disease -- 3. A closer look at liver disease -- 4. Understanding the complications of liver disease -- 5. Frequently prescribed medications -- 6. Interacting with health care professionals -- 7. Preparing for a liver transplant -- Part Two. Complementary treatment approaches and lifestyle changes -- 8. Developing a liver detoxification plan -- 9. Creating a liver-based nutrition plan -- 10. Using natural supplements and herbs for liver disease -- 11. Developing an exercise plan.
"One of the leading causes of death in the United States, liver disease ranks fourth as a killer of people between the ages of 45 and 64. Unfortunately, without an annual blood test, it can progress silently until the organ's ability to function has been greatly compromised. When a diagnosis of liver disease is given, the road that lies ahead is unfamiliar to most patients and may seem frightening. Written in a clear and inviting manner, Dr. Snyder allows patients and their families to better understand what liver disease is and how it can be successfully treated. Most important, What You Must Know About Liver Disease gives patients the information they need to be active participants in their own healthcare,"

Blood and circulatory disorders sourcebook.

October 12, 2016
Detroit, MI : Omnigraphics, Inc., c1999-
v. : ill. ; 24 cm.
"Basic consumer health information about blood and circulatory system disorders, such as anemia, leukemia, lymphoma, rh disease, hemophilia, thrombophilia, other bleeding and clotting deficiencies, and artery, vascular, and venous diseases, including facts about blood types, blood donation, bone marrow and stem cell transplants, tests and medications, and tips for maintaining circulatory health; along with a glossary of related terms and a list of resources for additional help and information"--Provided by publisher.

Genetic disorders sourcebook.

October 12, 2016
Detroit, MI : Omnigraphics, Inc., c1996-
v. : ill. ; 24 cm.
"Basic consumer health information about hereditary diseases and disorders, including cystic fibrosis, Down syndrome, hemophilia, Huntington's disease, sickle cell anemia, and more; facts about genes, gene research and therapy, genetic screening, ethics of gene testing, genetic counseling, and advice on coping and caring; along with a glossary of genetic terminology and a resource list for help, support, and further information" Provided by publisher.

Cardiovascular disorders sourcebook.

October 12, 2016
Detroit, MI : Omnigraphics, Inc., [2010]-
volumes ; 24 cm.
"Provides basic consumer health information about risk factors, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of disorders of the heart and blood vessels, along with prevention strategies and concerns specific to men, women, children, and minority populations. Includes index, glossary of related terms, and directory of resources"-- Provided by publisher.

Stop smoking with Allen Carr

October 7, 2016
Carr, Allen, 1934-2006, author.
190 pages ; 21 cm + 1 audio disc (70 min. : 4 3/4 in.)
"This revised and updated presentation of the bestselling Easyway method features an audio CD with Allen Carr himself reading a stop smoking session. The Easyway method really works. Allen Carr has sold over 15 million books and helped countless more to quit through his network of clinics. All of this through recommendation and word of mouth. His method removes the need for willpower, and people don't suffer pangs or weight gain. Allen Carr's books have sold over 15 million copies to date in more than 25 different languages and Stop Smoking Now is the newest presentation of the Easyway message, updated for the 21st century but still centred on the world's most effective stop-smoking programme the tried and tested Easyway method, 'the one that works'. This inspirational pack contains a fully up to date version of The Easyway to stop smoking, Allen Carr's globally best selling title, together with a specially recorded CD which amounts to a private consultation with Allen himself, Stop easily, immediately, permanently. Try it!"--Publisher's description.

Navigating life with epilepsy

October 7, 2016
Spencer, David C., 1963 December 12- author.
xiii, 296 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 257-259) index.
About the AAN's NeurologyNow Book SeriesPrefaceI. Introduction [engagement and introduction of cases/patients who will appear throughout the book] -- II. What is epilepsy? a. General introduction and definitions b. Seizure types c. Epilepsy classification -- III. How and why do seizures occur? -- IV. Who develops epilepsy? -- V. Establishing the diagnosis of epilepsy a. A visit with the neurologist i. A first seizure ii. An established diagnosis b. Testing i. EEG ii. Brain imaging iii. Specialized testing -- VI. Treatment of epilepsy a. Non-pharmacologic approaches and first aid b. Antiepileptic Medications i. Choice of medication ii. Adverse effects c. Epilepsy surgery d. Medical devices to treat epilepsy e. Complementary and alternative medicine f. Treatment in special populations i. Adolescents ii. Women iii. Older adults -- VII. Living with and Managing Epilepsy a. Navigating the day-to-day [driving, work, legal issues, relationships] b. Related brain conditions: cognitive problems, mood, anxiety, and more c. Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP) d. Making your clinic visit successful -- VIII. The future of epilepsy care.
"Navigating Life with Epilepsy aims to provide clear and reliable information about epilepsy, including "what" (definition), "how" (pathophysiology), "who" (epidemiology), and "why" (etiology). The volume guides the reader through current approaches to diagnosis (including a review of diagnostic tests) and treatment, and shares patient experiences and advice on navigating the myriad psychosocial challenges associated with epilepsy.--Provided by publisher.

Menopause confidential : a doctor reveals the secrets to thriving through midlife

October 5, 2016
Allmen, Tara, author.
248 pages ; 24 cm
Girls are made of sugar and spice and everything nice ... and that everything nice is estrogen -- I am hot! -- My husband thinks I'm crazy -- Menofog rolls in, focus rolls out -- There is no rest for the weary -- The vagina is like Las Vegas, Baby! -- What's the skinny on weight gain? -- To pee or not to pee -- Who is that wrinkly old woman in the mirror? -- Fifty shades of gray ... hair -- It's all about the breast -- Hooray for colonoscopy! -- The latest rap about the Pap -- Sticks and stones can break your bones -- I left my heart in San Francisco -- Potions, patches, and pills, oh my! -- I want to feel like a natural woman -- Do I really have to lift weights too? -- The top five studies that rocked women's health -- Every man needs a gynecologist -- Your story.
"An authoritative guide to understanding and navigating the hormonal changes and health issues women experience in midlife and beyond, from one of the leading medical experts in the field. "-- Provided by publisher.

Natural treatments for tics & Tourette's : a patient and family guide

October 3, 2016
Rogers, Sheila J., 1948-
Berkeley, Calif. : North Atlantic Books ; Broken Arrow, Okla. : Association for Comprehensive NeuroTherapy, ©2008.
xx, 338 pages ; 26 cm
Addressing the causes and current treatment of tics -- An overview of tic disorders -- Families find nonconventional answers -- The problem: diagnosis without full examination -- Identifying triggers for triggers -- ACN's survey on Tic Triggers -- Understanding survey results -- Letters on Triggers -- Your search for Triggers -- After the hunt -- Sensory Hypersensitivities -- Types of senory Hypersensitivities -- Tics and visual sensitivities -- Electrosensitivity and cell phones -- The environment and immune system connecton -- The critical environmental link -- Tics and modern lifestyles: Joseph S. Wojcik, MC -- Why Sherlock Holmes would be shocked: Albert F. Robbins. DO -- Autoimmunity in brain disorders and mental illnesses:Vijendra K. Singh, PHD -- Diet and nutrition -- The role of diet in Tic disorders -- Nutritional therapy -- Clinical and research insights -- Identifying and treating Candida Albicans-related problems: William G. Crook, BK and William Shaw, PHD -- Clinical laboratory tests as treatment guidance: Jon B. Pangborn, PHD -- Additional Therapies -- Behavioral and counseling therapies -- Other approaches -- Getting started -- Finding professional help -- Ten tips for success.

Body reshaping through muscle and skin meridian therapy : an introduction to 6 body types

September 30, 2016
Jang, Jeonhee, author.
Boca Raton : CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, [2016]
xiii, 179 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Includes index.
Body reshaping for health and beauty -- A first look at the meridian system in TCM -- Who can benefit from this treatment? -- Body posture and homeostasis -- Six body types -- Anatomical approach type M1, M2, M3 -- Muscle meridian therapy and skin cutaneous therapy -- Treatment methods -- Specific clinical cautions and application.

The autoimmune fix : how to stop the hidden autoimmune damage that keeps you sick, fat, and tired before it turns into disease

September 29, 2016
O'Bryan, Tom, author.
xxx, 322 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Part one: The problem. The spectrum of autoimmunity ; Culprits and causes : genetics, exposure, and intestinal permeability ; The absolute necessity of a healthy microbiome ; Determining your place on the autoimmune spectrum ; The science of predictive autoimmunity -- Part two: The fix. The Transition Protocol : what you can expect ; Transition phase 1: weeks 1-3 ; Supporting your transition ; Transition phase 2: weeks 4-6 ; The Transition Protocol recipes ; Week 7 and beyond : a lifetime of better health.
"The Autoimmune Fix provides a practical and much-needed guide to navigating these increasingly common conditions to help you feel better and develop a plan that works for you."-- Provided by publisher.

Let them eat dirt : saving your child from an oversanitized world

September 29, 2016
Finlay, B. Brett, 1959- author.
Chapel Hill, North Carolina : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2016.
xiii, 288 pages ; 24 cm
We are more microbe than human. Children are microbe magnets ; A newly discovered organ : the human microbiome -- Raising babies and their microbes. Pregnancy : eating for two? : try eating for trillions ; Birth : welcome to the world of microbes ; Breast milk : liquid gold ; Solid foods : a growing diet for microbes ; Antibiotics : carpet bombing the microbiota ; Pets : a microbe's best friend ; Lifestyle : microbe deficit disorder -- Collateral damage. Obesity : the world is getting heavier ; Diabetes : microbes have a sweet tooth ; Intestinal diseases : fire in the gut! ; Asthma and allergies : microbes keep us breathing easy ; Gut feelings : microbiota and the brain ; Vaccines work! ; Bugs as drugs.
Microbiologists Brett Finlay and Marie-Claire Arrieta explain how the trillions of microbes that live in and on our bodies influence childhood development; why an imbalance of those microbes can lead to obesity, diabetes, and asthma, among other chronic conditions; and what parents can do-- from conception on-- to positively affect their own behaviors and those of their children. They describe how natural childbirth, breastfeeding, and solid foods influence children microbiota. They also offer practical advice on matters such as whether to sterilize food implements for babies, the use of antibiotics, the safety of vaccines, and why having pets is a good idea.

The thyroid connection : why you feel tired, brain-fogged, and overweight -- and how to get your life back

September 29, 2016
Myers, Amy (Physician), author.
New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2016.
vi, 425 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Part one: The new thyroid epidemic. The thyroid crisis ; You can be helped -- Part two: Understanding your thyroid. What is the thyroid? ; The autoimmune connection -- Part three: Working with your doctor. Why your doctor gets it wrong ; How to ask your doctor for more -- Part four: The Myers way. The power of food ; Tame the toxins ; The infection connection ; The stress solution -- Part five: The Myers Way step by step. The Myers Way thyroid connection plan ; The Myers Way thyroid connection twenty-eight-day plan ; The Myers Way thyroid connection plan...for life ; The Myers Way thyroid connection plan recipes.
Provides a comprehensive, accessible overview of thyroid problems and explains how to recognize the symptoms of thyroid dysfunction, work with a doctor to get the correct diagnosis, and create an appropriate plan for treatment and recovery.

Juniper : the girl who was born too soon

September 26, 2016
French, Kelley, author.
New York : Little Brown and Company, 2016.
315 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
The tunnel -- Creation -- Blood -- Zero Zone -- Dark Star -- Sky -- The hatchling.
"Juniper French was born four months early, at 23 weeks gestation. She weighed 1 pound, 4 ounces, and her twiggy body was the length of a Barbie doll. Her head was smaller than a tennis ball, her skin was nearly translucent, and through her chest you could see her flickering heart. Babies like Juniper, born at the edge of viability, trigger the question: Which is the greater act of love--to save her, or to let her go? Kelley and Thomas French chose to fight for Juniper's life, and this is their incredible tale. In one exquisite memoir, the authors explore the border between what is possible and what is right. They marvel at the science that conceived and sustained their daughter and the love that made the difference. They probe the bond between a mother and a baby, between a husband and a wife. They trace the journey of their family from its fragile beginning to the miraculous survival of their now thriving daughter." -- Dust jacket.

Inflamed : discover the root cause of inflammation and personalize a step-by-step plan to create a healthy, vibrant life

September 26, 2016
Malone, Shelly, author.
United States : Agustin Publishing, [2016]
220 pages ; 22 cm
Inside you'll find: exactly what inflammation means and how it manifests: pain, allergies, infertility, depression, obesity and autoimmune conditions and more; the complete story on gluten, dairy and other food sensitivities; what your digestive tract is trying to tell you; why it&#x;s time to trade the calorie and fat gram counting for brand new eating principles; where inflammatory toxins hide (in your food, in your home and on your body); the synergistic connection between stress, sleep and hormones; how your past medical history can contribute to poor health; customize a step-by-step action plan that meets you where you are; explore over 20 cheat sheets to help you implement practices that fit your individual lifestyle.--From back cover.

My child is sick! : expert advice for managing common illnesses and injuries

September 26, 2016
Schmitt, Barton D., 1937- author.
Elk Grove Village, IL : American Academy of Pediatrics, [2017]
xiii, 426 pages ; 22 cm
Includes index.
pt. 1. Fever symptoms. -- p. 2. Head or brain symptoms -- pt. 3. Eye symptoms -- pt. 4. Ear symptoms -- pt. 5. Nose symptoms -- pt. 6. Mouth or throat symptoms -- pt. 7. Lung or breathing symptoms -- pt. 8. Abdominal symptoms -- pt. 9. Genital or urinary symptoms -- pt. 10. Arm or leg symptoms -- pt. 11. Skin, localized symptoms -- pt. 12. Skin, widespread symptoms -- pt. 13. Bites or stings -- pt. 14. Miscellaneous symptoms -- pt. 15. Drug dosage charts ; Acetaminophen dosage chart ; Ibuprofen dosage chart ; Benadryl dosage chart (Diphenhydramine).
Describes a variety of symptoms and ailments children may develop and offers guidance on acceptable treatments and when emergency care is required.

Whole : how I learned to fill the fragments of my life with forgiveness, hope, strength, and creativity : a guide to self-repair

September 23, 2016
Moore, Melissa G. (Melissa Grace), author.
xiii, 241 pages ; 24 cm
Watch the storm : the wisdom of inaction -- Heal your heart : the palce your voice resides -- Open your mind : positive expansion -- Leverage your power : heroic action -- Elevate your spirit : motivation is all around.
"When Melissa Moore was 13 years old, her father said to her, 'I know how to kill someone and get away with it.' At the time she chalked it up to his love of detective novels, but it didn't change the fact that her father had always been someone who made her anxious. Two years later, in 1995, Melissa's father was arrested for the murder of 8 women over a period of 5 years; he was the serial killer known nationally as The Happy Face Killer. The pain, trauma, and shame that followed her father's conviction could have left irreparable damage, but Melissa, now the host of LMN's Monster in My Family, has spent the following decades pursuing a path of healing"-- Provided by publisher.

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