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Essential Aromatherapy: A Pocket Guide to Essential Oils and Aromatherapy
Essential Aromatherapy
A Pocket Guide to Essential Oils and Aromatherapy
Paperback      ISBN: 1577312481
Here is a complete guide to aromatherapy, a modern healing technique with ancient origins. Essential Aromatherapy organizes essential oils into handy alphabetical listings, providing their profiles, applications, and the physical and emotional conditions that warrant their use. Also included are detailed treatments for a variety of ailments, plus oil blends for many home and health uses. Dozens of helpful illustrations are included.
The People's Pharmacy Quick & Handy Home Remedies: Q & As for Your Common Ailments
The People's Pharmacy Quick & Handy Home Remedies
Q & As for Your Common Ailments
Paperback      ISBN: 1426207115
"A guide to healing foods and home remedies reported to and verified by Joe and Terry Graedon, including their carefully researched responses on how and why such treatments work. The core of this title is organized as Q&As between the general public and the Graedons. It contains as much information as a voluminous encyclopedia of home remedies, yet it's quick, easy, inviting, and fun to read, with the same friendly and authoritative personality conveyed in their popular call-in radio show. The Graedons also offer a dozen new recipes for food so good for you, it serves as preventive medicine. Organized alphabetically by ailment and then, within each of those, by food or remedy. Offers the basics of three standard diets for health, weight control, and fitness, along with a dozen new recipes for preparing food to match the diets. Includes a helpful index and cross-referencing system, making the book both a good shelf reference and an entertaining browse. This book builds on the reputation of The People's Pharmacy and adds the extra value that comes from a partnership with National Geographic"--
Buzzed: The Straight Facts About the Most Used and Abused Drugs from Alcohol to Ecstasy
Buzzed
The Straight Facts About the Most Used and Abused Drugs from Alcohol to Ecstasy
Paperback      ISBN: 0393329852
A new edition of a best-selling reference incorporates the latest findings on such topics as energy drinks, prescription medications, and the date-rape drug GHB, in an accessible volume that features quick-reference summaries, reports on how drugs enter the body and manipulate the brain, and entries on their short- and long-term effects. Original.
The American Heritage Medical Dictionary
The American Heritage Medical Dictionary
Paperback      ISBN: 0618947256
In this updated dictionary of medical words and phrases, entry words are clearly defined, reflect state-of-the-art medical research and practice, and avoid confusing jargon, including hundreds of new words that encompass the latest tests, diseases, treatments, and technology, as well as common medical abbreviations and health-care management and policy terms. Reprint.
The Secret Life of the Grown-up Brain: The Surprising Talents of the Middle-aged Mind
The Secret Life of the Grown-up Brain
The Surprising Talents of the Middle-aged Mind
Paperback      ISBN: 0143118870
Draws on new research to examine the brain's peak capacity in middle age, explaining how a growth of white matter and brain connectors enables improved judgment, cognitive function, and problem solving.
The American Medical Association Encyclopedia of Medicine
The American Medical Association Encyclopedia of Medicine
Hardcover      ISBN: 0394565282
In easy-to-understand language, this comprehensive guide covers common and uncommon disorders, diseases, their symptoms and treatments, diagnosis, and drugs
How We Die: Reflections on Life's Final Chapter
How We Die
Reflections on Life's Final Chapter
Paperback      ISBN: 0679742441
Presents a meditation and portrait of the experience of dying that elucidates the decisions that can be made to allow each person an understanding of death, as well as his or her own choice of death
You: The Owner's Manual: An Insiders Guide to the Body that Will Make You Healthier and Younger
You
The Owner's Manual: An Insiders Guide to the Body that Will Make You Healthier and Younger
Hardcover      ISBN: 0060765313
A Discovery Health consultant and frequent Oprah guest outlines steps to achieving overall physical health, addressing each area of the body in a series of chapters designed to challenge popular myths while informing readers on a range of dietary, exercise, and therapeutic concerns. 50,000 first printing.
Precision Heart Rate Training
Precision Heart Rate Training
Paperback      ISBN: 0880117702
Explains how to use a heart rate monitor to accurately gauge training intensity while walking, running, cycling, skating, circuit training, or multisport training
Theatre of the Mind: Raising the Cutain on Consciousness
Theatre of the Mind
Raising the Cutain on Consciousness
Paperback      ISBN: 0062026682
A captivating look at consciousness, exploring the most recent and controversial research on the brain. If the brain is the theatre, consciousness is the play. But who or what controls what we watch and how we watch it? In Theatre of the Mind, Jay Ingram, whose past scientific investigations include the properties of honey on toast and the complexities of the barmaid’s brain, tackles one of the most controversial of subjects: consciousness. Scientists have long tried to map our brains and understand how it is that we think and are self-aware, but what do we really know? Any discussion of the brain raises more questions than answers, and Ingram illuminates some of the most perplexing ones: What happens in our minds when we’re driving and we suddenly realize that we don’t remember the last few miles of highway? How do we remember images, sounds, and aromas from our past so vividly, and why do we often recreate them so differently in our dreams? Ingram’s latest book is a mind-bending experience, a cerebral, stylish ride through the history, philosophy, and science of the brain and the search for the discovery of the self.