Primal Fat Burner: Live Longer, Slow Aging, Super-Power Your Brain, and Save Your Life... by Nora GedgaudasIf you've been hearing about Paleo diets but weren't sure what they were, Primal Fat Burner offers the information and guidance you need. In accessible, engaging chapters on dietary aspects of human evolution, how fat works in the body, and the effects of modern, carbohydrate-heavy diets, author Nora Gedgaudas details the metabolic issues (carbs vs. fat) and how to manage them. This follow-up to her Primal Body, Primal Mind includes more specific, structured information on eating plans and recipes. Her "able, funny writing" (Booklist) makes this a winner.
Why Won't You Apologize? Healing Big Betrayals and Everyday Hurts by Harriet LernerAccording to acclaimed psychologist Harriet Lerner, the most important words in English are "I'm sorry." In Why Won't You Apologize?, Lerner explains why apologies are so important, why it's hard for some people to apologize, and how to avoid causing harm while apologizing. A bad apology can inflict as much hurt as not apologizing at all, and she offers numerous examples. She includes a discussion of effective listening and addresses ways to move on when there's no hope of an apology. This accessible book offers concrete and sympathetic advice to those who have been hurt, as well as those who need to apologize.
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Grief Is a Journey: Finding Your Path Through Loss by Kenneth J. DokaIn Grief Is a Journey, Kenneth Doka, a gerontologist and consultant to the Hospice Foundation of America, explains that each person grieves in their own manner: grief is an individual journey, even when other people share the same loss. Grief also arises from all kinds of loss -- not just the death of a loved one, but, for example, the end of a relationship. A "grief inventory" at the end of the first section helps readers find guidance for their situations to profit most effectively from the book's reassuring and down-to-earth advice.
Disrupt Aging: A Bold New Path to Living Your Best Life at Every Age by Jo Ann Jenkins with Boe WorkmanJo Ann Jenkins, the CEO of AARP, wants people to change the dominant conversation on aging. Arguing that age 50 isn't "over the hill" and that slogans such as "50 is the new 30" are misleading, she presents evidence that Baby Boomers drive the economy and that aging isn't a problem -- just a part of life. To help you "disrupt" your own aging, Jenkins provides information on financial security, health, and asserting your own needs. Whether you're 20-something, 50-something, or older, be sure to take a look at this well-researched and user-friendly guide.
The Fibromanual: A Complete Fibromyalgia Treatment Guide for You and Your Doctor by Ginevra LiptanPeople who suffer from fibromyalgia experience pain, fatigue, brain fog -- and frustration that it's so difficult to find a health care provider who can help. In The Fibromanual, Dr. Ginevra Liptan relates her struggles as a fibromyalgia patient, explains the combination of treatments (both conventional and alternative medicine) that have helped her, and outlines a step-by-step plan for recovery based on four Rs (rest, repair, rebalance, and reduce). There's medical information on fibromyalgia you can review with your doctor, as well as a directory of fibromyalgia health care providers. This encouraging manual offers hope to those who are suffering from this baffling condition.
The New Generation Breast Cancer Book: How to Navigate Your Diagnosis and Treatment... by Elisa PortThe availability of medical information proliferates as fast as the Internet grows, but the wide range of resources can also be confusing. This up-to-date book by Elisa Port, a leading breast surgeon, tames the wilderness of information and provides a well documented guide covering topics from screening to moving forward after treatment. Tips and debunked myths appear in boxes throughout; discussions of treatment options help with decision-making. Port includes information on heredity, men's breast cancer, and what friends and family need to know. Her tone in this all-in-one guide is both encouraging and practical.
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