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Mind and Body Fitness December 2013
"Good fortune and bad luck are always tied together with invisible, unbreakable thread."
~ from Alice Hoffman's Survival Lessons
New and Recently Released!
Gutbliss: A 10-Day Plan to Ban Bloat, Flush Toxins, and Dump Your Digestive Baggage - by Robynne Chutkan
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 10/03/2013
Share Gutbliss%3a A 10-Day Plan to Ban Bloat, Flush Toxins, and Dump Your Digestive Baggage ISBN-13: 9781583335222
ISBN-10: 1583335226
The differences between men and women extend to the digestive tract, with consequences that mean, among other things, that women are more susceptible to bloating and constipation. Addressing those women suffering from these and other digestive problems, gastroenterologist Robynne Chutkan explains various causes of gastrointestinal distress, shares best practices for good digestive health, and challenges popular diet practices to reveal reasons behind gastric distress. Small changes in diet, lifestyle, and exercise can lead to significant benefits, but Chutkan also includes a ten-day program for kickstarting improved digestive health.
Back to Normal: Why Ordinary Childhood Behavior Is Mistaken for ADHD, Bipolar Disorder, and Autism Spectrum Disorder - by Enrico Gnaulati
Publisher: Beacon Press
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 09/17/2013
Share Back to Normal%3a Why Ordinary Childhood Behavior Is Mistaken for ADHD, Bipolar Disorder, and Autism Spectrum Disorder ISBN-13: 9780807073346
ISBN-10: 0807073342
In Back to Normal, psychotherapist Enrico Gnaulati, who has worked with children for more than 20 years, argues that many of today's children are unnecessarily diagnosed with psychiatric conditions like ADHD and autism. He believes that this move to pathologize what might be normal behavior or a simple developmental delay is due to a combination of pressure from pharmaceutical companies, too-short pediatrician appointments, and a lack of understanding of normal child development among parents, teachers, and yes, pediatricians and other health professionals. For another book on the over-diagnosis of psychiatric conditions in general, try Allen Frances' Saving Normal.
Survival Lessons - by Alice Hoffman
Publisher: Algonquin Books
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 10/01/2013
Share Survival Lessons ISBN-13: 9781616203146
ISBN-10: 1616203145
Bestselling novelist Alice Hoffman was diagnosed with breast cancer while raising two young boys, caring for her ailing mother, and busy with her career. The diagnosis blindsided her, but she eventually came to realize that there were plenty of opportunities to find happiness in life. A "companionable and genuinely useful book" (Booklist), Survival Lessons is full of advice for getting the most out of life, even while facing death, and combines both Hoffman's own difficult experiences and her practical lessons in living well.
Grain Brain: The Surprising Truth About Wheat, Carbs, and Sugar -- Your Brain's Silent Killers - by David Perlmutter with Kristin Loberg
Publisher: Little Brown
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 09/17/2013
Share Grain Brain%3a The Surprising Truth About Wheat, Carbs, and Sugar -- Your Brain ISBN-13: 9780316234801
ISBN-10: 031623480X
Arguing that "gluten is our generation's tobacco," neurologist David Perlmutter describes how carbs, even the healthy ones, can damage brain function and cause a range of diseases including ADHD, anxiety, chronic headaches, and depression. He also offers a 30-day plan to reprogram dietary habits and argues that a diet less reliant on gluten-heavy foods can repair the damage done to brain cells. Perlmutter's credentials are strong, and he has many believers, but if you are considering a radically different diet you should consult with a physician before proceeding.
The Vegucation of Robin: How Real Food Saved My Life - by Robin Quivers and Rachel Holtzman
Publisher: Avery
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 10/08/2013
Share The Vegucation of Robin%3a How Real Food Saved My Life ISBN-13: 9781583334737
ISBN-10: 1583334734
Robin Quivers is best known as radio talk-show host Howard Stern's sidekick, so it's probably her fans who are likely to get the most of this book. Though it includes 80 recipes and reveals how strongly she feels about her switch to a vegan lifestyle, it is primarily a memoir of her transition and the decisions she made along the way, including turning to coffee enemas, juice cleanses, and other non-standard practices. She also explains how certain diseases are linked to eating meat, sugar, and processed foods, and encourages her readers to join her in detoxing and beginning a vegan diet.
The Remarriage Blueprint: How Remarried Couples and Their Families Succeed or Fail - by Maggie Scarf
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 09/17/2013
Share The Remarriage Blueprint%3a How Remarried Couples and Their Families Succeed or Fail ISBN-13: 9781439169537
ISBN-10: 1439169535
If marriage and parenting offer challenges, blending two families into one has its own unique difficulties -- and despite the fact that 40% of new marriages in the U.S. are remarriages, it's not a topic that has received a lot of attention from researchers. In The Remarriage Blueprint, author Maggie Scarf identifies the five major challenges inherent in bringing two separate families together, including defining the role of the step-parent, managing the feelings of the children towards their new step-parent, and uniting two different family cultures. She also shares the in-depth stories of several remarried couples and their particular challenges, and offers advice for those struggling with similar situations.
It Doesn't Have to Be That Way: How to Divorce Without Destroying Your Family or Bankrupting Yourself - by Laura A. Wasser
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 10/01/2013
Share It Doesn ISBN-13: 9781250029782
ISBN-10: 1250029783
Using personal anecdotes and stories from her celebrity clients to support her points, divorce lawyer Laura Wasser walks divorcing partners through all the steps, from beginning to end. Her advice covers not only how to divide household items or set up custody schedules, but also less tangible topics like how (and when) to tell friends and family. Stressing the importance of civility and the need to work together, Wasser offers "practical and constructive information" (Kirkus Reviews) on divorcing as painlessly as possible.
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