In this sensible, simple-to-follow workbook, based on the acclaimedNo More Sleepless Nights program, one of the world's leadinginsomnia experts gives you the tools to be your own sleeptherapist. Filled with interactive quizzes, sleep logs, andself-evaluation exercises, which may be used in conjunction withthe patented Sleep Timer, the workbook will help you uncover theunderlying cause of your own sleep problem, and then put together apersonalized action plan for getting a good night's rest.With advice on improving sleep hygiene and diet, the rightexercise, relaxation techniques, and more, No More SleeplessNights Workbook helps you conquer your own poor sleep rightnow. More importantly, it equips you to beat it again if it everreturns to disturb your dreams.
Did you know that there are more bacteria in your gut than the total number of cells in your body? Do you know why the good bacteria - or probiotics - are good for you and how they can benefit many aspects of your health? Do you know that by following a different diet or by taking safe and effective probiotic supplements you can increase the number of good bugs in your body, with amazing results? Probiotic supplements are on their way to becoming the 21st century must-have for maintaining good health.
In GOOD GUT BUGS Kathryn Marsden explains that we need good bacteria to avoid, or overcome, conditions caused by bad bacteria. Writing in an accessible, lively style she reveals what probiotics do, how they work, and how simple dietary changes can allow you to benefit from them. Discover how probiotics will help you avoid MRSA, lower your cholesterol, improve the digestion, boost your immune system, calm the side effects of antibiotics, control and limit the growth of yeasts and parasites, treat constipation and ease IBS.
- Proves that the majority of cases of stroke, heart attack, and hypertension can easily be prevented by maintaining the proper ratio of potassium to sodium in the diet.- Updated with scientific evidence from a recent Finnish study showing a 60 percent decline in deaths attributed to strokes and heart attacks. - Provides a comprehensive program for balancing body chemistry at the cellular level. High blood pressure is entirely preventable, without reliance on synthetic drugs. Dr. Moore's approach is simple: by maintaining the proper ratio of potassium to sodium in the diet, blood pressure can be regulated at the cellular level, preventing the development of hypertension and the high incidence of strokes and heart attacks associated with it. Dr. Moore updates this edition with a new preface reporting on the latest scientific research in support of his program. The most striking results come from Finland, where for several decades sodium chloride has been replaced nationwide with a commercial sodium/potassium mixture, resulting in a 60 percent decline nationwide in deaths attributed to strokes and heart attacks. Extrapolated to America, the Finnish statistics would mean 360,000 strokes prevented and 96,000 lives saved every year. Dr. Moore makes it clear that high blood pressure is only one symptom of an entire systemic imbalance. He outlines a safe, effective program that focuses on nutrition, weight loss, and exercise to bring the entire body chemistry into balance. For those currently taking blood pressure medications, he includes a chapter on working with your physician to ensure that any reduction in hypertension drugs can be effected gradually and safely.
How to overcome insomnia with visualization, breathwork, and meditation- Presents mental and physical exercises to quiet mental chatter, visualizations to prepare for sleep, and deep breathing and mindfulness meditation techniques - Explains how to establish and analyze a sleep diary and how to retrain the body to sleep solidly - Includes a 65-minute audio CD of guided visualizations and relaxation techniques In A Good Night's Sleep, Jan Sadler teaches the skills needed to break the patterns and frustration of insomnia. She explains how to overcome stress and restlessness through meditation and deep diaphragmatic breathing, how to prepare for sleep through positive visualization, and how to quiet mental chatter with awareness and physical techniques such as the "Stop/Cancel/Change" and "Shakeout" exercises. Sadler addresses how to reduce dependence on sleeping pills, determine the amount of sleep you truly need, and, most important, how to retrain yourself to sleep soundly. She provides a two-week sleep diary and shows step-by-step how to identify and analyze any underlying daytime and pre-bedtime habits that can disturb sleep. In addition, the accompanying 65-minute audio CD presents six relaxation and visualization techniques, including Sadler's "Peaceful Sleep Bedtime Routine," a 20-minute guided relaxation practice designed to ease one into a deep and peaceful sleep. By revealing the keys to quality, drug-free sleep, A Good Night's Sleep enables you to reclaim control of your sleep cycle and your life.
Everyone faces illness. Whether it's a personal health crisis or sickness a loved one is experiencing, none of us escape this life without encountering some form of illness or death. While we can try to ignore the reality, internationally known author and speaker Dr. Jean Shinoda Bolen suggests we do the exact opposite: face it. By encountering the frightening world of serious illness and death, we can better uncover how it gives us purpose.
Trust what you know in your bones. In probing and studying the health trials we face, Dr. Bolen shares how what we learn often connects to what we know to be true. As a psychiatrist and Jungian analyst, Dr. Bolen has an acute understanding of what shapes a person, particularly as it relates to one's sense of balance and wholeness. Based on her knowledge and experience, she guides readers to find the truth buried in their own bones.
A tool for help and healing. While encountering sickness is inevitable, healing often seems harder to come by. We are left broken open when serious illness hits. While there is no single key to recovery, it is rare to find healing without first addressing the pain. This book serves as a guide to finding purpose in the pain. Through practicing self-compassion and empathy for others, and actively listening and learning, we set ourselves on a path to thoughtfully unravel the process of finding hope.
Read Dr. Bolen's Close to the Bone and find...
- An insightful book for anyone living with a life-threatening illness (or caring for a loved one who is ill)
- Encouragement for facing the trials and trauma of illness by relying on the wisdom we all have within
- A supplemental guide for those who want to form support circles
If books such as Invisible Acts of Power; When Things Fall Apart; or No Mud, No Lotus have helped you, then Close to the Bone is the next book you need to read.
Academic and inspirational study connects Fibromyalgia with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Candidiasis and Immune Dysfunction using empirical evidence. Teresa describes traditional and non-traditional treatments, most of which she has personally tried.
The struggle against deadly microbes is endless. Diseases that have plagued human beings since ancient times still exist, new maladies make their way into the headlines, we are faced with vaccine shortages, and the threat of germ warfare has reemerged as a worldwide threat.In this riveting account, medical historian Howard Markel takes an eye-opening look at the fragility of the American public health system. He tells the distinctive stories of six epidemics-tuberculosis, bubonic plague, trachoma, typhus, cholera, and AIDS-to show how our chief defense against diseases from outside the United States has been to attempt to deny entry to carriers. He explains why this approach never worked, and makes clear that it is useless in today's world of bustling international travel and porous borders. Illuminating our foolhardy attempts at isolation and showing that globalization renders us all potential inhabitants of the so-called Hot Zone, Markel makes a compelling case for a globally funded public health program that could stop the spread of epidemics and safeguard the health of everyone on the planet.
Offers information on diagnosing and treating hypothyroidism, and presents a complete therapeutic regimen that combines safe hormones with specific nutritional advice and alternative treatments.
Better Eyesight Without Glasses is not only the definitive source for the classic Bates Method, it is in itself a remarkable phenomenon. Dr. William H. Bates's revolutionary and entirely commonsensical theory of self-taught improved eyesight has helped hundreds of thousands of people to triumph over normal defects of vision without the mechanical aid of eyeglasses. If you think that your eyesight could be made better by natural methods, you are right.
After years of experimentation, Dr. Bates came to the conclusion that many people who wore glasses did not need them. He gradually and carefully developed a simple group of exercises for improving the ability of the eyes themselves to see, eliminating the tension caused by poor visual habits that are the major cause of bad eyesight. These exercises are based on the firm belief that it is the natural function of the eyes to see clearly and that anyone, child or adult, can learn to see better without glasses.
Featuring an eye chart for improving your vision at home, The Bates Method for Better Eyesight Without Glasses will give you all the guidance you need for relaxed and improved vision.
Kim West has worked one-on-one with thousands of people in more than ten years of private practice. Her amazing success with getting kids to sleep has led her clients to dub her The Sleep Lady. "Good Night, Sleep Tight" outlines Kim's proven two-week technique in easy-to-follow language, featuring case studies that give readers real-life examples of the sleep roadblocks children often encounter-and the tools to overcome them. Kim has appeared on "Dr. Phil," the "Today" show, "NBC Nightly News," CNN and "Good Morning America."