New Arrivals · Health & Medicine

February 13, 2016
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Liar : a memoir

February 12, 2016
Roberge, Rob, author.
©2016.
254 pages ; 22 cm
"A middle-aged man finds out he may lose his memory and sets out to record his life of family strife, complicated personal relationships, and his substance abuse problems--faithfully and unfaithfully"-- Provided by publisher.

Bio-young : get younger at a cellular and hormonal level

February 12, 2016
Dillon, Roxy, author.
New York : Atria Books, 2016.
x, 274 pages ; 24 cm
Part I: Younger Cells, Younger You -- Chapter 1: Super Sirtuins! Or, How to Look Great on Your 256th Birthday -- Chapter 2: Fibroblasts, Antioxidants, and Free Radicals--Oh My! -- Chapter 3: Powerful Proteasomes for Skin and Body -- Chapter 4: Here Comes the Sun--Embrace It! -- Chapter 5: DIY Stem Cell Therapy -- Chapter 6: Good to the Bone -- Chapter 7: Turn Fat to Muscle -- Chapter 8: Hair to Remember -- Part II: Younger Hormones, Younger You -- Chapter 9: A Natural Approach to Facial Contouring -- Chapter 10: The Secret to Reversing Menopause -- Chapter 11: Rev Your Sex Appeal -- Part III: The Bio-Young Programs -- Chapter 12: Roxy's Ultimate Bio-Young Plan and My Personal Plan -- Chapter 13: Mini Programs for Fast Results -- Chapter 14: Treatments by Age -- Chapter 15: Top Ten Most Common Concerns--and Their Solutions! -- Chapter 16: Customize Your Own Anti-Aging Plan.
"From a certified nutritionist and scientist, a groundbreaking, easy to follow, all-natural anti-aging program using vitamins, natural oils, and many common foods that will help you look and feel younger"-- Provided by publisher.

Stress-related disorders sourcebook : basic consumer health information about stress and stress-related disorders, including signs, symptoms, types, and sources of acute and chronic stress, the impact of stress on the body, and mental health problems associated with stress, such as depression, anxiety disorders, bipolar disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, substance abuse, posttraumatic stress disorder, and suicide; along with tips for managing stress, assistance for coping with stress-related disorders using complementary and alternative medicine therapies, a glossary of related terms, and a directory of resources for additional help and information

February 12, 2016
©2016
xv, 543 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Includes index.
Preface -- Part 1: Introduction To Stress And Stress-Related Disorders -- Part 2: Stress Affects The Body -- Part 3: How Stress Affects Mental Health -- Part 4: Treating Stress-Related Disorders -- Part 5: Stress Management -- Part 6: Additional Help And Information -- Glossary of terms related to stress-related disorders -- Directory of organizations for people with stress-related disorders -- Index.
"Provides basic consumer health information about types of stress and the stress response, the physical and mental health effects of stress, along with facts about treatment for stress-related disorders, and stress management techniques for adults and children. Includes index, glossary of related terms, and other resources"-- Provided by publisher.

Birth control

February 12, 2016
Farmington Hills, Mich. : Greenhaven Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, [2016]
203 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Who should have access to birth control? Birth control should be considered a human right / Maria Pawlowska ; Teens should have access to IUDs / Kimberly Leonard ; Teens should not have access to IUDs / Eric Scheidler ; Male birth control is a necessity / Zoe Zorka ; Male birth control may disempower women / Kaitlin Reilly -- How does the Affordable Care Act affect birth control? Employers should provide coverage for birth control / Alissa Light ; Employers should not have to provide coverage for birth control / Sheldon Richman ; Is religious freedom the issue with the contraceptive mandate? Jack Kenny ; The Affordable Care Act birth control mandate is constitutional / Jonathan D. Sarna ; The Hobby Lobby decision was a victory for women's rights / Andrew Koppelman ; The Hobby Lobby decision was misguided / Ian Millhiser -- What concerns does birth control raise? Birth control should be available over the counter / Amanda Marcotte ; Should birth control be over the counter? / Casey Gueren ; Birth control can be dangerous to women's health / Virginia Sole-Smith ; Let's take a moment to talk about the good side effects of birth control / Jessica Kiley ; Emergency contraception is a form of abortion / Mathew Lu ; Emergency contraception is not a form of abortion / Joerg Dreweke -- What are the social consequences of using birth control? Birth control does not lead to more abortions / Associated Press ; Birth control leads to more abortions / Peter Baklinski ; Birth control poses minimal environmental risk / Amber Wise, Kacie O'Brien, and Tracey Woodruff ; Birth control could help the environment, but not quickly / Niina Heikkinen.

Don't sweep it under the drug : integrating evidence-based body mind & spiritual practices into your health & wellness tool kit

February 12, 2016
Rosenbaum, Cathy, author.
North Charleston, South Carolina : CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, [2015]
86 pages ; 23 cm
Introduction -- My unexpected calling into integrative and holistic health and medicine -- The Prescription-Drug industry: who moved the FDA's cheese? -- Herbs, other dietary supplements, and nutrition: dance partners or double-edged swords? -- Complementary and alternative medicine: a brave new world -- Personalized health and wellness: the eight-balance-point model for healing -- Combating superstress with guided imagery -- Aromatherapy: lavender's blue (dilly, dilly) -- Spiritual renewal: exploring life's mysteries.
"Dr. Cathy Rosenbaum spent fifteen years exploring the overuse of prescription drugs and dietary supplements characteristic of American lifestyles. A trip to China inspired her to use her pharmacological knowledge to help people manage prescriptions and improve their health through a holistic mind-body-spirit paradigm. She recognizes the value of prescription medication, but explains how diet, exercise, and stress management take health care regimens to the next level."--Page [4] of cover.

Physicians' desk reference.

February 11, 2016
Oradell, N.J. : Medical Economics Co.,
v. ; 26 cm.

Wild by nature : from Siberia to Australia, three years alone in the wilderness on foot

February 11, 2016
Marquis, Sarah, 1972- author.
©2014
259 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Preparation -- Mongolia, my beginning -- Central Mongolia -- Gobi Desert -- Gobi Desert--second attempt -- China -- Gobi Desert--third attempt -- Siberia -- Laos -- Thailand -- Northern Australia -- Southern Australia.
One woman, 10,000 miles on foot, 6 countries, 8 pairs of hiking boots, 3,000 cups of tea, 1,000 days and nights. Not since Cheryl Strayed's adventure on the Pacific Crest Trail has there been such a powerful epic by a woman alone. In Wild by Nature, National Geographic Explorer Sarah Marquis takes you on the trail of her ten-thousand-mile solo hike from Siberia to Thailand, at which point she was transported by boat to complete the hike at her favorite tree in Australia. Against nearly insurmountable odds and relying on hunting and her own wits, Sarah Marquis survived the Mafia, drug dealers, thieves on horseback who harassed her tent every night for weeks, temperatures from subzero to scorching, life-threatening wildlife, dengue fever, tropic ringworm, dehydration, and a life-threatening abscess. This is a story of adventure, human ingenuity, persistence, and resilience that shows firsthand what it is to adventure as a woman in the most dangerous of circumstances, what it is to be truly alone in the wild, and why someone would challenge themselves with an expedition others would call crazy. For Marquis, her story is about freedom, being alive and wild by nature.--Adapted from dust jacket.

High performance vision : how to improve your visual acuity, hone your motor skills & up your game

February 10, 2016
Teig, Donald S.
Garden City Park, NY : Square One Publishers, [2015]
xiii, 155 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Getting started -- Setting your goals -- Vision basics -- Preventing eye conditions and injuries -- Measuring your visual skills -- The high performance vision training program -- The role of vision in sports -- At-home eye exercises -- In-office eye exercises -- Sport-specific eye exercises -- Putting it all together.
"If you've been looking for safe, natural way to improve your game, High Performance Vision offers the perfect solution. In a clear and reader-friendly style, it shows you how to gain the edge that many pros have used for years,"--Amazon.com.

Free refills : a doctor confronts his addiction

February 10, 2016
Grinspoon, Peter, author.
New York : Hachette Books, 2016.
232 pages ; 24 cm
"Free Refills is the harrowing tale of a Harvard-trained medical doctor run horribly amok through his addiction to prescription medication, and his recovery. Dr. Peter Grinspoon seemed to be a total success: a Harvard-educated M.D. with a thriving practice; married with two great kids and a gorgeous wife; a pillar of his community. But lurking beneath the thin veneer of having it all was an addict fueled on a daily boatload of prescription meds. When the police finally came calling--after a tip from a sharp-eyed pharmacist--Grinspoon's house of cards came tumbling down fast. His professional ego turned out to be an impediment to getting clean as he cycled through recovery to relapse, his reputation, family life, and lifestyle in ruins. What finally moves him to recover and reclaim life--including working with other physicians who themselves are addicts--makes for inspiring reading"-- Provided by publisher.

Hypnobirthing : the Mongan method : a natural, instinctive approach to safer, easier, more comfortable birthing

February 10, 2016
Mongan, Marie F., author.
©2015
xv, 319 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm + 1 audio disc (digital ; 4 3/4 in.)
Accompanying CD: Relaxation -- Birth rehearsal imagery.
Looking back over 25 years -- The first hypnobirthing story -- Mongan method of hypnobirthing, its roots -- The hypnobirthing philosophy -- Birthing tips I learned from my cat -- Hiding in plain sight -- From celebration to trepidation: a history of women and birth -- How fear affects labor -- Releasing fear -- The power of the mind -- Falling in love with your baby -- The power and art of doing nothing -- The law of natural birthing physiology -- Relaxation routine. The six basic hypnobirthing component techniques -- Relaxation techniques. Progressive relaxation ; Disappearing letters ; Light touch massage ; Anchors -- Breathing techniques. Calm breathing ; Surge breathing ; Birth breathing -- Visualization techniques. Rainbow relaxation ; The birth companion's reading ; The opening blossom ; Blue satin ribbons ; The arm-wrist relaxation test -- Ultra-deepening techniques. Glove relaxation ; The depthometer ; The sensory gate control valve ; Time distortion -- Nutrition -- Exercising and toning. The leaping frog ; Pelvic floor exercises -- Perineal massage -- Selecting your care providers ; Preparing birth preferences -- The management styles of labor, compared -- When baby is breech -- Before labor: when baby is ready -- Letting your baby and your body set the pace -- When nature needs assistance -- The onset of labor -- As labor advances: thinning and opening -- Slow or resting labor -- Nearing completion -- Practice positions also used in birthing -- Your baby crowns and births -- Baby is born -- Post-birth activities -- Breast feeding is best feeding -- The birth afterglow.
HypnoBirthing helps women to become empowered by developing an awareness of the instinctive birthing capability of their bodies. It greatly reduces the pain of labor and childbirth; frequently eliminates the need for drugs; reduces the need for caesarian surgery or other doctor-controlled birth interventions; and it also shortens birthing and recovery time, allowing for better and earlier bonding with the baby, which has been proven to be vital to the mother-child bond. What's more, parents report that their infants sleep better and feed more easily when they haven't experienced birth trauma. HypnoBirthing founder Marie Mongan knows from her own four births that it is not necessary for childbirth to be a terribly painful experience. In this book she shows women how the Mongan Method works and how parents they can take control of the greatest and most important event of their lives.--Publisher's description.

The art of spiritual healing : chakra and energy bodywork

February 10, 2016
Sherwood, Keith.
Woodbury : Llewellyn Worldwide, Ltd, 2016.
xv, 251 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm

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

February 9, 2016
Ross, Theodora, author.
©2016
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.
©2016
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.
©2016
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.
©2016
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.
©2015
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
©2014
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.
©2015
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.

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