New Arrivals · Health & Medicine

November 1, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The Practical Preppers complete guide to disaster preparedness

October 31, 2014
Hunt, Scott, 1966-
New York : Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Griffin, 2014.
278 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Includes index.
Water: keep your head above water -- Food: store what you eat-eat what you store -- Shelter: should I stay or should I go? -- Power: lights out -- Medical: how do I fix it -- Bug-out plan: when you have to leave -- Security: don't be caught off guard -- Preparing and your community: a band of brothers and sisters -- Appendix: Preparedness checklist and the Prepper report card.
"The world we live in is an unstable one. From natural disasters of biblical proportions to concerns about the economic downturn and government shutdown, the hits just keep on coming. At the same time, the power grid is incredibly fragile. Our dependency on widely distributed long distance systems for power, medicine, and food makes our society susceptible to attack, whether by foreign or domestic enemies, or the weather. No matter the concern, the solutions are the same. Scott Hunt, the owner of Practical Preppers--the consultant firm featured on every episode of the Nat Geo show "Doomsday Preppers" --and an experienced engineer and homesteader, offers readers a complete and detailed guide to sustainable living. With this book, anyone can learn how to: Secure a water source--even in an urban area; grow and preserve food; set up an alternative energy supply; maintain a shelter -including alternative cooking and sanitation methods during a long power outage; bug out--what to include in your bug out bag and how to leave; prepare for medical issues; deal with security concerns. Preparing for disruption of services is a noble venture which gives peace of mind. This book will empower readers of all skill levels and resources to achieve an independent, sustainable lifestyle"-- Provided by publisher.

Faster, higher, stronger : how sports science is creating a new generation of superathletes, and what we can learn from them

October 30, 2014
McClusky, Mark.
New York : Hudson Street Press, 2014.
xii, 274 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Hacking the athlete -- Gold Medal genetics -- Eating to win -- The search for excellence -- The fast track to greatness -- Learning to be the best -- Tools of the trade -- What getting tired means -- Staying strong -- The numbers game -- Athlete's little helper -- The limits of performance.
Veteran journalist Mark McClusky brings readers behind the scenes with a new generation of athletes, coaches, and scientists whose accomplishments are changing our understanding of human physical achievement and completely redefining the limits of the human body.

Herbs for common ailments : how to make and use herbal remedies for home healthcare

October 29, 2014
Gladstar, Rosemary.
North Adams, MA : Storey Publishing, [2014]
iv, 124 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm.
Previously published as: Rosemary Glastar's herbs for the home medicine chest, 1999.
Includes index.

Complete guide to prescription & non-prescription drugs.

October 27, 2014
Tucson, Ariz. : HP Books.
v. ; 23 cm.
Imprint varies: v.6(1989)- Los Angeles, Calif. : Body Press, a division of Price Stern Sloan, Inc. ; <2014-2015> New York : Penguin Group.
Editor: 1983-<2015> H. Winter Griffith.

Loving yourself to great health : thoughts & food : the ultimate diet

October 27, 2014
Hay, Louise L., author.
Carlsbad, California : Hay House, Inc., 2014.
xv, 361 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Part I: 7 steps to eat, think, and love your way to great health. Step #1: Create a new perspective on health ; Step #2: Love yourself and your body - food, weight loss, dis-ease, and more ; Step #3: Know how your body really works - the foundation for health ; Step #4: Listen to your body - a powerful, yet little-known health secret ; Step #5: Emphasize food and thoughts that heal your body and mind ; Step #6: Empower your health - home remedies for what ails you ; Step #7: The road made for your best health -- Part II. I love my kitchen - how to create delicious, healthy meals. Getting started in the kitchen ; Sample menus and meal options ; Recipes.
"For decades, best-selling author Louise Hay has transformed people's lives by teaching them to let go of limiting beliefs. Now in this tour de force, Louise teams up with her go-to natural health and nutrition experts, Ahlea Khadro and Heather Dane, to reveal the other side of her secret to health, happiness, and longevity: living a nutrient-rich life. Unlike any health book you've ever read, this work transcends fads, trends, and dogma to bring you a simple yet profound system to heal your body, mind, and spirit that is as gentle as changing the way you think. Louise, Ahlea, and Heather show you how to take your health, your moods, and your energy to the next level. In Loving Yourself to Great Health, you will: Tap into the secrets Louise has used for decades to supercharge the effectiveness of affirmations and bring your body back into alignment with your mind; discover what nutrition really means and how to cut through the confusion about which diets really work; learn to hear the stories your body is eager to reveal; and uncover techniques for longevity, vitality, good moods, deep intuition, and for meeting your body's unique healing needs at all stages of life."--Amazon.com

The all-day energy diet : look better, feel younger : double your energy in 7 days

October 27, 2014
Elkaim, Yuri, 1980- author.
Carlsbad, California : Hay House, Inc., 2014.
xxiv, 209 pages ; 24 cm
Part 1: The extreme fatigue epidemic. Why are we so tired? ; "Sneaky" foods that rob your energy ; The untold secret inner workings of your body ; The dirty daily habit that makes you sluggish ... and how to fix it -- Part 2: The energy resurrection. What to eat for all-day energy ; The 7-day energy reset ; Safe supplements and simple superfoods that give you lasting energy ; Digestion damage control (and how to avoid the dreaded food coma) ; Energizing exercise that burns fat and doesn't crush your body ; 9 ways to ease stress and balance your hormones ; Finding your passion and purpose to feel awesome.
"The All-Day Energy Diet helps busy, everyday people enjoy more energy, improve their health, and lose weight by restoring their bodies' optimal vitality through five natural solutions: Real food Restorative supplementation Adrenal, stress, and hormonal support Digestive Proper exercise By implementing any one (or all) of these strategies, you can expect to double your energy, while enjoying easier weight loss and looking and feeling younger"-- Provided by publisher.

Encyclopedia of exercise anatomy

October 27, 2014
Liebman, Hollis Lance, author.
Richmond Hill, Ontario ; Buffalo, New York : Firefly Books Ltd., 2014.
392 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Includes index.
"This book features a comprehensive range of exercises for the whole body, along with detailed anatomical drawings to show exactly which muscles are being worked during each exercise. Whether you are interested in improving your sporting performance or toning specific parts of your body, this format allows you to target your exercise routines to achieve the desired results. To help you formulate an all-round routine, the book also includes workout routines that focus on improving performance in a number of popular sports as well as some to follow to help your body cope with particular stresses or build strength where it is lacking." -- Page 12.
Part 1. Introduction -- Upper-body anatomy -- Lower-body anatomy -- Part 2. Exercises & stretches -- Upper-body exercises -- Lower-body exercises -- Core exercises -- Stretches -- Pregnancy stretches -- Part 3. Workouts -- Sports-specific workouts -- Functional workouts -- Part 4. Appendix.

JJ Virgin's sugar impact diet : drop 7 hidden sugars to lose up to 10 pounds in just 2 weeks

October 27, 2014
Virgin, JJ, author.
New York : Grand Central Life & Style, 2014.
xxiv, 344 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
"Most people know sugar is bad for them, but few people know the sugar impact of seven common foods-grains, roots, fruit, low-fat and no-fat diet and dairy foods, sugary sauces and condiments, alcohol and sugary drinks, and natural and artificial sweeteners-can be the real cause of inflammation, bloating, metabolic disorders, fatigue, and weight gain. JJ VIRGIN'S SUGAR IMPACT DIET will revolutionize how readers think about (and eat) sugar. This two-week, low-sugar diet helps retrain taste buds, restore sugar sensitivity, heal the digestive tract, rev up metabolism, and promote rapid weight loss. It also helps reverse premature aging, while heading off most chronic and inflammatory illnesses where they start"-- Provided by publisher.

Dr. John Harvey Kellogg and the religion of biologic living

October 24, 2014
Wilson, Brian C., author.
Bloomington ; Indianapolis : Indiana University Press, [2014]
xix, 240 pages ; 24 cm
Battle Creek beginnings -- The rise of the temple of health -- The theology of biologic living -- The living temple -- Dr. Kellogg's break with the Seventh-day Adventist Church -- Dr. Kellogg and race betterment -- The fall of the temple of health.
"While the tradition of purveyors of alternative or spiritualized medicine stretches back to the colonial period, few have achieved the superstar status of Dr. John Harvey Kellogg and his Battle Creek Sanitarium. In its hey-day, the "San" was a combination spa and Mayo Clinic. Founded in 1866 under the auspices of the Seventh-day Adventist Church and presided over by the charismatic leadership of Kellogg, it catered to many well-heeled health seekers including Henry Ford, John D. Rockefeller, and Presidents Taft and Harding. It also supported a hospital, research facilities, a medical school, a nursing school, several health food companies, and a publishing house dedicated to producing materials on health and wellness. Rather than focusing on Kellogg as the eccentric creator of corn flakes or a megalomaniacal quack, Brian C. Wilson takes his role as a theological innovator seriously and places his religion of "Biologic Living" in an on-going tradition of sacred health and wellness. Wilson traces the development of this theology of physiology from its roots in antebellum health reform and Seventh-day Adventism to its ultimate accommodation of genetics and eugenics in the Progressive Era"-- Provided by publisher.

The Doctor's diet cookbook : tasty meals for a lifetime of vibrant health and weight loss maintenance

October 24, 2014
Stork, Travis, author.
[Los Angeles, Calif.] : Bird St. Books, c2014.
xi, 236 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Introduction: falling in love with healthy foods -- Breakfast -- Dips, spreads, salsas, and sauces -- Soups -- Salads -- Veggie-full sides -- Whole-grain sides -- Mains -- The new comfort food -- Snacks -- Sweet treats.
Presents a collection of simple and balanced recipes to help readers maintain a healthy weight, including recipes for such meals as buckwheat pancakes, cucumber Caprese salad, crispy roasted chicken, zucchini fries, and frozen yogurt pops.

Keto clarity : your definitive guide to the benefits of a low-carb, high-fat diet

October 24, 2014
Moore, Jimmy, author.
Las Vegas : Victory Belt Publishing, Inc., 2014.
304 pages : portraits ; 24 cm

Beautiful eyes : a father transformed

October 24, 2014
Austin, Paul, 1955-
New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2014]
284 pages ; 22 cm

Pandora's DNA : tracing the breast cancer genes through history, science, and one family tree

October 24, 2014
Stark, Lizzie.
Chicago, Illinois : Chicago Review Press, [2014]
324 pages ; 24 cm
The ham speaks for itself -- "It's everywhere" -- Gene hunters -- Myriad's monopoly -- Positive -- Watchful waiting -- A tale of too many mastectomies -- The black cloud -- Barbie girls -- Captain Kirk and Doctor Spock -- Ta-ta to tatas -- Heffalumpless -- Through the looking glass.
"Would you cut out your healthy breasts and ovaries if you thought it might save your life? That's not a theoretical question for journalist Lizzie Stark's relatives, who grapple with the horrific legacy of cancer built into the family DNA. It is a BRCA mutation that has robbed most of her female relatives of breasts, ovaries, peace of mind, or life itself. In Pandora's DNA, Stark uses her family's experience to frame a larger story about the so-called breast cancer genes, exploring the morass of legal quandaries, scientific developments, medical breakthroughs, and ethical concerns that surround the BRCA mutations. She tells of the troubling history of prophylactic surgery and the storied origins of the boob job and relates the landmark lawsuit against Myriad Genetics, which held patents on the BRCA genes every human carries in their body until the Supreme Court overturned them in 2013. Although a genetic test for cancer risk may sound like the height of scientific development, the treatment remains crude and barbaric. Through her own experience, Stark shows what it's like to live in a brave new world where gazing into a crystal ball of genetics has many unintended consequences"-- Provided by publisher.

The body : a complete user's guide : how your body functions, and how to keep it healthy and strong

October 23, 2014
Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, [2014]
367 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Previous edition: 2007.
Includes index.
Beginnings -- Body armor -- Structure -- Body movers -- Circulation -- Vital exchange -- Body fuel -- Body cleansing -- Control center -- Messengers -- Reproduction -- Protection.
"Your body is an incredible machine that can run for more than 80 years without batteries, can self-propel over land and water, can heal itself from most common ailments, and can pair with another of its kind to reproduce. This updated, fully illustrated, easy-to-understand guide from National Geographic explores the intricate systems that make up the marvelous human body--from head to toe, inside and out. Beautifully designed and brimming with fascinating photos and illustrations, The Body: A Complete User's Guide is filled with need-to-know basics about how the body is built and how it functions. Tour the human brain--the body's communication center--to find out where your feelings, impulses, and power of speech live. Discover how your body attacks disease, how the food you eat powers your body, and how your body moves and grows. Remarkable images show a white blood cell at the moment it embraces a life-saving vaccine and what happens inside the body during reproduction, from conception to birth. Vivid scientific diagrams provide a complete view of body systems and reveal how they work together. Useful tips teach you how to keep your body healthy and strong, and 'Did You Know?' facts explain how Botox works, what causes hiccups, how some herbal remedies can help, and more. Plus you'll learn about medical breakthroughs that changed the world. Comprehensive, reliable, and a pure pleasure to read, this is an essential resource for families, students, seniors, and all who care about the body and how to keep it running smoothly"--Dust jacket flaps.

Weightless : my life as a fat man and how I escaped

October 22, 2014
McBride, Gregg, author.
Las Vegas : Central Recovery Press, 2014.
xvi, 285 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm
"Gregg McBride was always determined to make it big--although not quite this literally. by the time he was a young adult, Gregg McBride topped the scales at over 450 pounds and wore a sixty-inch belt. Pretending airline seatbelts fit across his belly, eating out of the trash to cheat on his diets, and working as an overweight stripper are just some of the misadventures Gregg endured as he continually tried to win his battle of the bulge. It was only when Gregg took an inward journey that he was able to free himself from his food addiction and take off more than 250 pounds of excess weight, which he's kept off for over a decade. Alternately hilarious and heartbreaking in its honesty, "Weightless" is a tale of "food gone wrong" that chronicles the before, the during, and the after in a way no other book has, and will move, educate, entertain, and inspire anyone who is ready for change."--back cover.

The essential guide to home herbal remedies : easy recipes using medicinal herbs to treat more than 125 conditions from sunburns to sore throats

October 22, 2014
Wenzel, Melanie.
©2014
256 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Translation of: Meine besten Heilpflanzenrezepte.
Includes index.

Pilates for breast cancer survivors : a guide to recovery, healing, and wellness

October 21, 2014
Aaronson, Naomi, author.
New York, NY : Demos Medical Publishing, LLC, [2014]
xvii, 227 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm

Dangerous personalities : an FBI profiler shows how to identify and protect yourself from harmful people

October 21, 2014
Navarro, Joe, 1953-
New York, NY : Rodale, [2014]
xiv, 242 pages ; 24 cm
"It's all about me" : the narcissistic personality -- "Fasten your seat belts" : the emotionally unstable personality -- "Trust no one and you'll never get hurt" : the paranoid personality -- "What's mine is mine-- and what's yours is mine" : the predator -- One is bad, two is terrible; three is lethal : combination personalities -- Self-defense against dangerous personalities.
Shows readers how to identify the four most common dangerous personalities and analyze how much of a threat each personality can be, and describes how to recover from trauma caused by others with destructive personalities. --Publisher's description.

Acupressure taping : the practice of acutaping for chronic pain and injuries

October 21, 2014
Hecker, Hans-Ulrich.
Rochester, Vt. : Healing Arts Press, c2007.
122 p. : col. ill. ; 26 cm.
Translation of: Aku-Taping.
Includes index.
Introduction -- pt. 1. What is acutaping? -- [1]. Acutaping : a new therapeutic method -- The foundation : kinesio-taping -- [2]. What is the basis of acutaping? -- The influence of Chinese medicine -- The influence of acupuncture -- The influence of manual medicine and osteopathy -- [3]. How does acutaping work? -- Examples of acutaping therapy -- [4]. Who can benefit from acutaping? -- Various indications for the effective use of acutaping -- Against what sort of pain is acutaping effective? -- [5]. Acutaping in sports medicine -- [6]. When not to use acutaping -- Complex or structural disorders -- Other factors pertaining to a disorder -- When acutaping is not advised -- [7]. Acutape : information and tips -- Description of the acutape -- Some practical tips -- Acutape colors -- What areas of the body can be treated? -- Duration of therapy -- How to prevent failure -- [8]. A sightseeing tour around the human body -- Head, chest, abdominal, and pelvic regions -- The arms -- The legs.
Provides an introduction to acutaping, a pain treatment that uses elastic cotton tape, known as kinesio tape, to wrap flamed or swollen muscles and to stimulate related acupuncture points, discussing the basis and benefits of acutaping, explaining when not to use the treatment, and featuring illustrations and instructions for using acutaping to target various ailments.

Last-minute survival secrets : 128 ingenious tips to endure the coming apocalypse and other minor inconveniences

October 20, 2014
Green, Joey.
Chicago, Illinois : Chicago Review Press Incorporated, [2014]
xii, 228 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm

The earth diet : your complete guide to living using earth's natural ingredients

October 20, 2014
Werner-Gray, Liana, 1987-
Carlsbad, California : Hay House, Inc., 2014.
xix, 201 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
Why the earth diet? The earth diet basics ; Self-healing with the earth diet ; The earth diet lifestyle ; Preparation ; Your pantry ; Your first steps -- The earth diet recipes. Juices ; Milks and milkshakes ; Smoothies ; Teas and waters ; Raw vegan main dishes ; Cooked vegan main dishes ; Meat eaters' main dishes ; Condiments ; Desserts -- The earth diet guides. Weight loss ; Clear skin ; Eating desserts daily ; High protein ; Boosting your immunity ; Seven-day juice cleanse.

Confronting chronic pain : a pain doctor's guide to relief

October 20, 2014
Richeimer, Steven, author.
Baltimore : The Johns Hopkins University Press, [2014]
xx, 231 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
The science of pain -- Chronically painful conditions -- Pain medications and how they work -- Mind-over-pain therapies -- Body-over-pain therapies -- Complementary and alternative therapies -- Spirit over pain -- The family in pain -- The patient in control -- The future of pain management.
This comprehensive guide is designed to help everyone whose days are filled with chronic pain that takes a toll on the body and the mind. The authors include up-to-date information about pain medications, exercise and nutrition, injections and neurostimulators, and complementary therapies.

The pH balance health & diet guide for GERD, IBS & IBD : practical solutions, diet management + 175 recipes

October 20, 2014
Smith, Fraser, 1968-, author.
Toronto, Ontario, Canada : Robert Rose Inc., 2014.
408 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
Includes index.

Alien landscapes? : interpreting disordered minds

October 17, 2014
Glover, Jonathan, author.
Cambridge, Massachusetts : The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2014.
xi, 433 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
"Antisocial personality," values, psychiatry -- On human interpretation -- Human interpretation in psychiatry -- The boundaries of psychiatry -- Agency, control, and responsibility -- Identity.

Ready to run : unlocking your potential to run naturally

October 16, 2014
Starrett, Kelly, author.
Las Vegas : Victory Belt Publishing, 2014.
288 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.

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