Aging and Elder Care
Schwarzbein II Transition: A Regeneration Process to Prevent and Reverse Accelerated Aging
Schwarzbein II Transition
A Regeneration Process to Prevent and Reverse Accelerated Aging
Paperback      ISBN: 1558749640

In her very successful book, The Schwarzbein Principle, renowned endocrinologist Diana Schwarzbein introduced her scientifically proven conclusion that degenerative diseases are not genetic, but acquired.

Many studies have supported this, proving that life expectancy is 75 to 90 percent due to habits and only 10 to 25 percent due to genetics. This means that someone who is genetically destined to die at age 100 may not live past age 60 because of poor habits and lifestyle choices that cause accelerated aging and premature death. Conversely, a person can live to 100 and be functionally healthy.

In this highly anticipated follow-up, Diana Schwarzbein, M.D., goes beyond the diet she introduced in her first book--which literally helped thousands of people lose weight--and offers a personalized anti-aging program for readers to heal their metabolisms and stop advanced aging in its tracks.

Weaving in groundbreaking research and provocative case studies--including her own regeneration and that of her clients--she leads readers through a series of eye-opening questionnaires, which identify where they are on their path to either accelerated or healthy aging.

Based on readers' answers, she leads them to the "how-to" sections, which explain, in easy-to-follow and personalized detail, the steps they need to take to restore healthy functioning. For each unique situation, she covers five areas: Nutrition, Hormone Replacement Therapy (if needed), Tapering Off Toxic Chemicals or Avoiding Them Completely, Cross-Training Exercises and Stress Management.

The Schwarzbein Principle II is sure to follow the success of the first book and will help people live a more healthful lifestyle by embracing a regeneration process to prevent and reverse accelerated aging.

Sell, Keep, or Toss?: How to Downsize a Home, Settle an Estate, and Appraise Personal Property
Sell, Keep, or Toss?
How to Downsize a Home, Settle an Estate, and Appraise Personal Property
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0375722408
Sell, Keep, or Toss is a unique guide to dealing with personal property during life's transitions. Whether downsizing to a smaller home or dispersing the contents of a loved one's estate, collectibles expert and professional appraiser Harry Rinker helps to simplify the complicated personal, familial, and financial decisions involved in clearing out a house. With practical, down-to-earth advice, Rinker shows how to determine what to Sell, Keep or Toss, and guides you through the intricacies of how to do it, including how to:

- Pass treasured mementos to future generations
- Recognize valuable collections
- Find reputable appraisers and auctioneers
- Get a tax benefit from donating unwanted items
- Maximize the profit on items sold
The Senior Organizer: Personal, Medical, Legal, Financial
The Senior Organizer
Personal, Medical, Legal, Financial
Paperback      ISBN: 0757304893

Do You Want To:

  • Save thousands of dollars in legal and accounting fees?
  • Be equipped with all the information you might need in a financial crisis?
  • Have all your questions prepared for your next doctor's appointment?
  • Know how to save time and energy replacing vital documents?
  • Be prepared for a medical emergency?

The Senior Organizer is designed to help seniors or their loved ones assemble all their vital documentation and information in one simple, easy-to-access format. The book will provide peace of mind and supply categorized knowledge that will enable seniors to answer important questions and handle crucial responsibilities with efficiency and certainty at times when every minutes counts.

Key Features
  • Offers a proven filing system.
  • Reminds seniors and their loved ones of things they have forgotten to keep track of.
  • Web site tie-in support with free organizing forms, special reports, tips on usage, seminars and workshops.
  • Broken down into personal, medical, legal and financial sections for ease-of-use.
Sexy Forever: How to Fight Fat After Forty
Sexy Forever
How to Fight Fat After Forty
Paperback      ISBN: 0307588521

What If Your Weight Wasn't Your Fault?

If you are like most, you have tried to find an easy, enjoyable, permanent weight loss solution. One that doesn't make you give up too many of your favorite foods, have you working out like a maniac, and won't fail you in the long run. But long-term success is awfully hard if you don't address the hidden culprit behind the excess fat we carry: the toxic burden our bodies have accumulated.

Whether you have just a few pounds to lose or are battling more, this new plan from health pioneer Suzanne Somers will give you the knowledge you need to easily combat these toxins and become slim, vibrant, healthy, and sexy . . . forever.

Within the pages of Sexy Forever you will discover:

- Thousands of FDA-approved chemicals and toxins surrounding us every day that sabotage our health and weight--and how to conquer these enemies.

- A simple-to-follow three-phase weight loss program, filled with rich, delicious foods. Plus, a special Detox Phase that has been designed to release your toxic burden and blast off those first--or last few--pounds.

- All-new delicious recipes, with menus for fabulous eating every day.

- A moderate (hint: fast and easy ) exercise program to keep you fit and healthy.

- Ways to jump-start your success: cutting-edge, natural tools and products to make every step of the plan faster, easier, and more convenient. Includes amazing supplements and weight loss products to help catapult your success.

- A simple test that could unlock the hidden secret to your personal food demons--food sensitivities or intolerances that could silently be keeping you overweight or even chronically ill.

- How to achieve natural hormonal balance: the missing ingredient for every person over forty that must be added to make any plan successful.

- An all-access pass to revered doctors, experts, and nutritionists who helped Suzanne craft the plan.

You can win this battle. Your goals are achievable Stay the course and you'll be on the path to regaining the vibrant health you were born to have. Sexy Forever is your ticket there.
The Sexy Years: Discover the Hormone Connection: The Secret to Fabulous Sex, Great Health, and Vitality, for Women and Men
The Sexy Years: Discover the Hormone Connection
The Secret to Fabulous Sex, Great Health, and Vitality, for Women and Men
Paperback      ISBN: 1400081572

Getting older can be brutal--women gain weight, lose their sex drive, experience hot flashes, suffer memory loss, become short-tempered, find it difficult to sleep, and on and on. It's not so easy for men, either--they start to lose energy and stamina as they age, too (and they have to live with women going through menopause). After years of being thin and fit and full of energy, Suzanne herself encountered the "Seven Dwarfs of Menopause"--Itchy, Bitchy, Sweaty, Sleepy, Bloated, Forgetful, and All-Dried-Up. Instead of living out the rest of her life cranky, sleep-deprived, and libido-less, Suzanne set out to discover how she could get her mind, body, and life back and banish those pesky dwarfs for good.

The result is The Sexy Years: Discover the Hormone Connection--The Secret to Fabulous Sex, Great Health, and Vitality, for Women and Men. In this passionately argued and enormously practical book, Suzanne supports her own research and experiences with the expertise of leading doctors in the field of women's and men's health and sexuality to create an inspiring, accessible call-to-arms to women to radically rethink how they approach life after fifty, and give them the tools to turn their lives around.

Suzanne has discovered that the second half of life has been more rewarding, fun, and purposeful than her younger years. The key to her happiness? Taking natural bioidentical hormones. Natural hormones, which mimic the hormones produced in our own bodies that are almost completely lost with aging, are the answer to the symptoms of menopause that plague women. Recent findings from the medical community show that synthetic hormone replacement therapy (HRT) may be harmful to women--thus, thousands of women are looking for what else they can do to alleviate their symptoms. In The Sexy Years, Suzanne comes to the rescue with a step-by-step plan and detailed information about how women can take control of their health, for themselves and for their men, including:

- What the differences are between synthetic and bioidentical hormones, and why bioidentical hormones help women lose weight, reinvigorate their sex lives, and fight the symptoms of aging
- How doctors do not receive adequate training about hormones and are slaves to the pharmaceutical industry, and what questions every woman must ask her physician about hormone replacement therapy and her health
- How Suzanne turned her life around, with information about how often she visits her doctor, blood work, what hormones she takes, how to get these hormones, and more
- What male menopause, or andropause, is and how men can also take bioidentical hormones and regain the energy they had in their youth
- What a variety of specialists think about natural hormones, health, and sexuality--Suzanne shares the best advice from these doctors and provides a resource list of physicians and pharmacies

With bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, Suzanne has found the fountain of youth, the elixir that has made her feel thirty years old again. In combination with her Somersize diet and fitness plan, which she also writes about here, Suzanne has never felt better. The beauty of growing older, she maintains, is that you can combine the wisdom of age with the vitality of youth. Suzanne makes it perfectly clear how women and men can regain their zest for life at any age. These really are the sexy years

The Shelf Life of Ashes: A Memoir
The Shelf Life of Ashes
A Memoir
Paperback      ISBN: 1631520474

When Hollis Giammatteo sought a job working with the elderly, she did so with the intention of finding models of healthy aging. And she failed. In The Shelf Life of Ashes, Giammatteo chronicles her experiences with her wards, as well as the trip she embarks upon when her mother, who is convinced she is dying, entreats her to come "home." Trips back, traumas triggered, identity in crisis, equanimity gained--this quasi-comic, concentrated journey engages the reader in the process of naming and facing the tasks involved in growing old, while asking a simple but weighted question: Can aging be done well?

Singing Solo: In Search of a Voice for Mom
Singing Solo
In Search of a Voice for Mom
Paperback      ISBN: 0878395644

As dementia transported her mother into a world devoid of memory, language, and ability, the author shed denial and began a ceaseless struggle for the only "treatment" that her mother needed: compassionate care. Singing Solo: In Search of a Voice for Mom relates a family's true story of the perils of growing old and vulnerable in America.

Six Years in Shangrila: Life in a Retirement Complex
Six Years in Shangrila
Life in a Retirement Complex
Paperback      ISBN: 1434380025

Dr. Beckett's memoir "Living Medicine" describes her exciting exit from war-torn China to America as a teenager, and through education and training to become a Mayo Clinic physician. In active retirement she continues to live in Rochester, Minnesota with her husband Dr. Joe Sharp. "Six Years in Shangrila" is an illustrated, vivid account of her life in a model retirement complex where she now lives. She describes the interesting people, excellent staff, comprehensive services and many enjoyable activities both to attend and participate in. Her retirement complex mirrors Shangrila, which was a mythical paradise where occupants are always happy and never seem to grow old. She hopes to encourage everyone, especially the elderly, to seek a similarly happy hassle-free life.

Sixty Things to Do When You Turn Sixty
Sixty Things to Do When You Turn Sixty
Paperback      ISBN: 1569069670

Sixty Things To Do When You Turn Sixty is a collection of essays that speaks to the reader who has or will soon turn 60. The collection includes essays that are practical, covering subjects like health care, fitness, finance, and business, and also essays that are more reflective, more whimsical, or more reassuring ? or just plain laugh-out-loud funny. All royalties are donated to cancer research.

Sixty: A Diary: My Year of Aging Semi-Gracefully
Sixty: A Diary
My Year of Aging Semi-Gracefully
Paperback      ISBN: 1615193960

"This is the thing, you see: I am on my way to being an old man. But at sixty, I am still the youngest of old men."

As acclaimed journalist and author Ian Brown's sixtieth birthday loomed, every moment seemed to present a choice: Confront, or deny, the biological fact that the end was now closer than the beginning. Brown chose instead to notice every moment--to try to capture precisely what he was experiencing, without panicking. Sixty is the result: an uncensored, seriocomic report, a slalom of day-to-day dramas (as husband, father, brother, friend, and neighbor), inquisitive reporting, and acute insights from the line between middle-aged and soon-to-be-elderly.