Since ancient times dolphins have been known to uplift and inspire human beings through empathetic interaction. Cochrane and Callen review the myths, legends, and history of dolphins as well as current research, showing how close contact with these graceful mammals can trigger our inherent healing powers. In a rich and detailed study of dolphins, the authors explore the animals' life cycle, behavioral patterns, and methods of communication. They also give careful consideration to the well-being of the dolphins themselves, emphasizing that human/dolphin encounters should, whenever possible, occur in the animals' natural habitat and on their own terms.
The authors describe recent case studies confirming that such contact can enhance the learning abilities of the mentally handicapped, bring relief to the emotionally disturbed, and encourage recovery from life-threatening illness.
Thirty-two color photographs capture the exhilaration of swimming and interacting with dolphins.
- A leading international authority on food allergy and intolerance provides invaluable advice for achieving dramatic and long-lasting improvements in your health.- Explains how sensitivity to foods is responsible for many chronic and misdiagnosed ailments such as migraines, sinus problems, and persistent fatigue. - Includes a step-by-step process for identifying food allergies and intolerances and reshaping your diet for better health. Many people suffer from chronic, unexplained health problems--migraine headaches, poor digestion, recurring sinus symptoms, aching muscles and joints, persistent fatigue--whose causes remain elusive, even to doctors. When conventional tests fail to provide a clear-cut diagnosis, doctors often suggest that these symptoms are due to stress or anxiety, but now Jonathan Brostoff and Linda Gamlin demonstrate that quite often food allergies and food intolerance are the true culprits in these situations. The authors provide clear explanations of the causes of, as well as the differences between, food allergies and food intolerance and offer numerous case studies on problems all too familiar to many readers. More important, they provide much-needed solutions and treatments for these problems. Along with a wealth of illustrations and charts, Food Allergies and Food Intolerance includes an invaluable step-by-step process for diagnosing food intolerance with a three-stage elimination diet and a system of gradual food reintroduction. A must for anyone who suspects a chronic condition may be linked to dietary sensitivity, Food Allergies and Food Intolerance supplies information that often results in dramatic and long-lasting improvement in people's health and in their lives.
The author, who endured a severely disfiguring cancer in childhood, offers a meditation on the pain and healing she has endured, searching through a culture obsessed with physical beauty for love, acceptance, and inner peace
The publication of this book is an event in the making. All over the world scientists, psychologists, and philosophers are waiting to read Antonio Damasio's new theory of the nature of consciousness and the construction of the self. A renowned and revered scientist and clinician, Damasio has spent decades following amnesiacs down hospital corridors, waiting for comatose patients to awaken, and devising ingenious research using PET scans to piece together the great puzzle of consciousness. In his bestselling Descartes' Error, Damasio revealed the critical importance of emotion in the making of reason. Building on this foundation, he now shows how consciousness is created. Consciousness is the feeling of what happens-our mind noticing the body's reaction to the world and responding to that experience. Without our bodies there can be no consciousness, which is at heart a mechanism for survival that engages body, emotion, and mind in the glorious spiral of human life. A hymn to the possibilities of human existence, a magnificent work of ingenious science, a gorgeously written book, The Feeling of What Happens is already being hailed as a classic.
In this exciting sequel to their underground bestseller, Witches, Midwives, and Nurses, Barbara Ehrenreich and Deirdre English document the tradition of American sexism in medicine before and after the turn of the century. Citing vivid examples, including numerous "treatments" and "rest cures" perpetrated on women through the decades, the authors analyze the biomedical rationale used to justify the wholesale sex discrimination throughout our culture-in education, in jobs, and in public life. Ever since Hippocrates, male medics have treated women as the "weaker" sex. By the late 19th century, when the authority of religious documents had waned, the ultimate rationale for sex discrimination became solely biomedical. In this intriguing pamphlet, the authors raise the diffuclt question: "How sick-or well-are women today?" They assert that feminists today want more than "more": "We want a new style, and we want a new substance of medical practice as it relates to women."
- Includes discoveries about oxygen healing therapies, how they work, and what they do to promote the healing process- Demystifies the terms "antioxidants" and "free radicals," describes oxygen's role as a detoxifying agent, and outlines a holistic regimen to enhance results Scientists recognize that most disease states are caused by oxygen starvation at a cellular level. We receive most of our oxygen from the air around us, but breathing isn't always enough. With the new bio-oxidative therapies you can actually generate more oxygen in your body to achieve optimum health and longevity. Oxygen Healing Therapies is the only book to place bio-oxidative therapies in the context of holistic health. Now updated and expanded to include recent discoveries, it assembles all the most reliable information about the therapies, how they work, and what they do to promote the healing process. Among these discoveries are medical ozone therapy and its promising effects on diseases such as cancer, osteoporosis, and hepatitis, and intravenous hydrogen peroxide therapy, which has had significant success in treating influenza, candida, and malaria. The author also shows how you can enhance the effectiveness of the different treatments through diet and the use of minerals, herbs, exercise, and visualization.
Therapeutic Touch has been taught to tens of thousands of health professionals and is available at hundreds of hospitals and teaching centers worldwide. It is a healing modality that has eased the discomforts of broken bones, surgery, and disease, and even saved the lives of newborns. Now, for the first time, one of its co-founders reveals the true nature of the healer-client relationship, and what occurs during the healing process.Based on Dolores Krieger's brilliant career as a registered nurse, researcher, and professor, the exercises and teachings in this book will forever change our understanding of the healing arts. Learn how centering yourself and focusing your attention are at the core of all healing interventions. Learn how energy works as a force in our bodies, and how a healer properly connects with a person seeking healing. And in the process learn the answer to an essential question, Why do I want to be a healer?