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Mostly Macro: A Guide to Healthy Cuisine for the Discriminating Palate
Mostly Macro
A Guide to Healthy Cuisine for the Discriminating Palate
Paperback      ISBN: 0892815345

Healthy food doesn't have to be boring In this cookbook, Lisa Turner adapts macrobiotic principles to the way we cook today, and turns healthy eating into a sensory delight. From Shrimp with Cilantro Walnut Pesto to Berry Peach Tart, you will find a wealth of creative recipes for every course of a mostly macro meal.

Hope's Edge: The Next Diet for a Small Planet
Hope's Edge
The Next Diet for a Small Planet
Paperback      ISBN: 1585422371

Thirty years ago, Frances Moore Lapp started a revolution in the way Americans think about food and hunger. Now Frances and her daughter, Anna, pick up where Diet for a Small Planet left off. Together they set out on an around-the-world journey to explore the greatest challenges we face in the new millennium. Traveling to Asia, Africa, Latin America, and Europe, they discovered answers to one of the most urgent issues of our time: whether we can transcend the rampant consumerism and capitalism to find the paths that each of us can follow to heal our lives as well as the planet.

Featuring nearly seventy recipes from celebrated vegetarian culinary pioneers-including Alice Waters, Mollie Katzen, Laurel Robertson, Nora Pouillon, and Anna Thomas-Hope's Edge highlights true trailblazers engaged in social, environmental, and economic transformations.

Tcm: A Natural Guide to Weight Loss That Lasts
Tcm
A Natural Guide to Weight Loss That Lasts
by Lu, Nan
Paperback      ISBN: 0380809052

The Dragon's WayTo Natural, Healthy, Lasting Weight Loss

Here at last is the secret to taking off pounds and inches and keeping them off for life. Unlike popular "miracle" diet programs and products, The Dragon's Way addresses the root cause of your weight problems and offers a remarkable six-week program that shows you how to reach your optimum weight and stay there. The Dragon's Way is based on Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) theories that have been practiced for thousands of years. Today billions of people worldwide benefit from this medical system. The Dragon's Way is not about food restrictions, apetite suppression, or vigorous exercising. It's about treating the whole person instead of focusing on weight; about how to use ancient energy movements to awaken your healing ability; about showing you how to use food as a healing tool; and about helping you achieve the harmony and balance in your own body that can result in natural, healthy, permanent weight loss.

Discover:

  • How the Traditional Chinese Medicine approach differs from diet programs
  • How this TCM program makes you feel better physically and emotionally
  • How stress causes weight problems
  • How food cravings signal body needs
  • Why depriving your body of food leads to further weight gain
  • Healing foods and recipes that help you eliminate excess water and body fat
  • Herbal supplements and energy movements that encourage body harmony and help you avoid excess wieght
  • Additional health benefits beyond wieght loss
  • And Much More
The New Whole Foods Encyclopedia: A Comprehensive Resource for Healthy Eating
The New Whole Foods Encyclopedia
A Comprehensive Resource for Healthy Eating
Paperback      ISBN: 0140250328

To a large degree, the quality of what we eat determines our health, and many cultures understand that food is the best medicine for what ails us. Arranged alphabetically, fully cross-referenced and indexed, and illustrated with line drawings, The New Whole Foods Encyclopedia provides information on how to select, prepare, store, and use medicinally more than 1,000 common and uncommon whole foods, from acorn to zucchini and aduki (a healthful Japanese bean) to zapote (a tropical fruit). Sidebar anecdotes, unique recipes, historical background, and a complete glossary of terms also contribute to the book's modern, user-friendly format.

For three decades, Rebecca Wood has conducted workshops and seminars on whole foods cookery and the properties of foods according to Western, Ayurvedic, and Chinese models. The New Whole Foods Encyclopedia shares her wisdom with a new generation of readers at a time when the benefits of holistic medicine are being recognized by the entire medical community.

When You Eat at the Refrigerator, Pull Up a Chair: 50 Ways to Feel Thin, Gorgeous, and Happy (When You Feel Anything But)
When You Eat at the Refrigerator, Pull Up a Chair
50 Ways to Feel Thin, Gorgeous, and Happy (When You Feel Anything But)
Paperback      ISBN: 0786885084

Geneen Roth's pioneering books were among the first to link overeating and compulsive dieting with deeply personal issues that go far beyond weight and body image. Now, in this fun, practical book, she helps readers radically shift their relationships with food and find more life-affirming ways to care for themselves. With an exhilarating combination of intelligence and wicked good humor, she offers bite-sized pieces of invaluable wisdom.

Eating Mindfully: How to End Mindless Eating & Enjoy a Balanced Relationship With Food
Eating Mindfully
How to End Mindless Eating & Enjoy a Balanced Relationship With Food
Paperback      ISBN: 1572243503

This book introduces and adapts the concepts of mindfulness and acceptance to the observation and management of eating habits. The result is a series of exercises and meditations that reinforce healthy habits and lead to greater tranquility at meals.

The book describes the four foundations of mindful eating: mindfulness of the mind, the body, the feelings, and the thoughts. It doesn't encourage a diet of deprivation, but instead provides a checklist for the wide variety of mindless eating approaches, which include fasting, dieting, and restricting certain foods, rapid eating, eating when not hungry or when tired, and food rituals.

The Reflexology Manual: An Easy-To-Use Illustrated Guide to the Healing Zones of the Hands and Feet
The Reflexology Manual
An Easy-To-Use Illustrated Guide to the Healing Zones of the Hands and Feet
Paperback      ISBN: 0892815477

An ancient therapy used in China, Egypt, and India, reflexology provides effective, holistic treatment for both common and more serious disorders. According to reflexology, the hands and feet are microcosms of the body, containing points or zones that relate to individual glands, nerves, muscles, and organs. Reflexology harnesses the body's healing energy by stimulating specific pressure points on the hands and feet, alleviating the energy blocks that can cause pain or disability and restoring optimum health. In The Reflexology Manual, the practical text guides the reader in mastering these self-help techniques, and color photographs illustrate a full reflexology treatment step by step.

Full-color illustrations throughout.

Detailed diagrams of pressure-point zones on the hands and feet.

Clear explanations of how to work with the energy meridians.

Ideal for beginners as well as experienced students of reflexology.
The Cox-2 Connection: Natural Breakthrough Treatment for Arthritis, Alzheimers & Cancer
The Cox-2 Connection
Natural Breakthrough Treatment for Arthritis, Alzheimers & Cancer
Paperback      ISBN: 0892819847

All of us have experienced, at one time or another, the temporary inflammation and pain of a minor injury. But those who suffer from chronic inflammation--whether the result of an injury or a biological disorder--and its coincidental pain are all too aware of the frequently crippling and debilitating effects of these conditions.
In The Cox-2 Connection, pharmacist and naturalist James B. LaValle shares a thorough overview of treatment options for a variety of disorders for which inflammation is a primary symptom--from osteoarthritis, bursitis, and fibromyalgia to rheumatoid arthritis, gout and dysbiosis. He clearly explains the physiological mechanism that leads to inflammation and pain and includes an in-depth section on pain-management strategies useful for anyone who is experiencing this discomfort, whether temporary or chronic.

Cox-2--or cyclooxygenase-2--is the key enzyme responsible for the body's inflammation and pain response in conditions such as arthritis and bursitis, and it is also linked to the inflammation that may play a significant role in the progression of Alzheimer's and cancer. The Cox-2 Connection, however, goes further than other pain management books by dealing with not only the synthetic, anti-inflammatory Cox-2 inhibitors, such as Celebrex and Vioxx, but also with their natural counterparts that have been used for thousands of years by people all over the world. The author thoughtfully evaluates the effectiveness of these inhibitors as well as their side effects and presents exciting new studies that indicate their possible role in preventing Alzheimer's and cancer.

The Cox-2 Connection is an essential and timely reference for anyone trying to understand and manage inflammation and pain and make sense of the exploding availability and potential of ways to deal with them.
Body Rolling: An Experiential Approach to Complete Muscle Release
Body Rolling
An Experiential Approach to Complete Muscle Release
Paperback      ISBN: 0892817305

A revolutionary method that teaches bodywork practitioners and their clients how to feel the inner logic of the muscular system.
Each body has its own logic, its own language of release. This internal logic is at the heart of Body Rolling, an innovative technique that uses a ten-inch ball to stretch muscles, freeing restrictions in the body, increasing blood flow, and promoting healing. Body Rolling teaches touch and tell anatomy; you learn to physically find the origin of a muscle and sense what it feels like for that muscle to fully release. Experiencing first-hand the interrelationships in the muscular system comes as a revelation to most bodywork therapists. Body Rolling is an excellent treatment for a number of conditions, and it can re-teach muscles to move effortlessly and painlessly. It creates structural changes that are positive, permanent, and powerful, and that prevent new injuries from occurring.

The author explains the underlying principles of her technique, shows how to get started, and gives instructions for basic side, front, and back routines.

Detailed chapters focus on treating specific conditions such as lower back pain, neck problems, and the effects of aging.
The Master Cleanser: With Special Needs & Problems
The Master Cleanser
With Special Needs & Problems
Paperback      ISBN: 0963926209

Provides a diet and health plan based on a lemonade drink designed to cleanse the body of unwanted toxins, thereby losing weight and making it harder to put the weight back on.