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The Memory Cure: How to Protect Your Brain Against Memory Loss and Alzheimer's Disease
The Memory Cure
How to Protect Your Brain Against Memory Loss and Alzheimer's Disease
Paperback      ISBN: 007143366x
"Credentials don't come much loftier than Fotuhi's." --Washington Post "The book is a message of hope and reassurance for laymen, especially aging members of the baby-boom generation alarmed by all the attention being paid to Alzheimer's and imagining worst-case scenarios for themselves." --Washington Times Dr. Majid Fotuhi, one of the world's foremost experts in the field of Alzheimer's Disease and brain function, outlines a highly effective plan to guard against memory loss.
At the Will of the Body: Reflections on Illness
At the Will of the Body
Reflections on Illness
Paperback      ISBN: 0618219293
A medical sociologist who has been seriously ill twice explores illness from the patient's perspective and tells how he came close to death and how this allowed him the opportunity to examine how he was living. Reprint.
Qigong for Women: Low-Impact Exercises for Enhancing Energy and Toning the Body
Qigong for Women
Low-Impact Exercises for Enhancing Energy and Toning the Body
Paperback      ISBN: 0892818387
• Low-impact, time-efficient exercises that relieve stress, restore physical health, and rebalance the mind. • Provides step-by-step instructions, with accompanying photos, for dozens of exercises specifically designed for women. • 300 black-and-white photographs. • Addresses concerns specific to women's health, including special sections on female sexuality, osteoporosis, stress, and pregnancy. • Techniques developed and perfected over the course of 2,000 years by Taoist and Buddhist monks and doctors. In today's high-powered world, women frequently find themselves pulled in many different directions. As they try to balance the demands of careers and family life, they are too often left with a feeling of imbalance, a feeling that can manifest in both physical and emotional stress. To reclaim their equilibrium and find relief, more and more women are turning to qigong, a low-impact, time-efficient daily practice of gentle exercises based on the ancient concept of acupuncture meridians. Developed and enriched over two thousand years by Taoist and Buddhist doctors and monks, chi kung offers techniques for improving breath control and mental concentration, releasing stress through self-administered massage and acupressure, and reaching and maintaining desired weight. In Qigong for Women, Dominique Ferraro gives step-by-step instructions, accompanied by photos, for dozens of exercises that address the specific concerns of women. Along with chapters on stress relief, aging, and physical toning, Ferraro includes information on female sexuality, osteoporosis, menstrual difficulties, and problems related to pregnancy. Through regular practice of chi kung, women can improve blood circulation, reinforce the immune system, and reestablish emotional equilibrium. Middle-aged and older women will enjoy the added benefits of recovering elasticity, whether in their joints or in their psyches. Valuable for all ages, Qigong for Women provides a system, both preventive and curative, to maintain the sense of well-being that we all deserve.
Osteopilates: Increase Bone Density Reduce Fracture Risk Look and Feel Great
Osteopilates
Increase Bone Density Reduce Fracture Risk Look and Feel Great
Paperback      ISBN: 1564146871
Features a pilates exercise program, safe movement guidelines for exercise and daily life, helpful dietary habits, and information to help combat and treat osteoporosis.
Magnet Therapy: Balancing Your Body's Energy Flow for Self-Healing
Magnet Therapy
Balancing Your Body's Energy Flow for Self-Healing
Paperback      ISBN: 0806973781
A renowned Swiss naturopath shows how to apply magnets to your body to call forth your natural healing powers. Treat a variety of ailments including migraines, hypertension, arthritis; aid in the healing of scars and sutures.
The Way of Energy: Mastering the Chinese Art of Internal Strength With Chi Kung Exercise
The Way of Energy
Mastering the Chinese Art of Internal Strength With Chi Kung Exercise
Paperback      ISBN: 0671736450
For centuries, the Chinese exercise system called Chi Kung has been shrouded in secrecy. The Way of Energy is the first comprehensive guide to the most powerful form of Chi Kung ever developed -- "standing like a tree". A gentle, yet profoundly beneficial form of exercise, which requires very little movement, this form of Chi Kung unlocks deep reserves of energy builds internal stamina, strengthens immunity, relieves chronic illness, and promotes the natural regeneration of the nervous system. Using step-by-step instructions and more than 100 drawings and full-color photographs, The Way of Energy tells how to: * perform the entire sequence of rejuvenating positions * combat stress by practicing Chi Kung while standing, sitting, working, playing, and even sleeping * prevent and treat a wide range of common ailments Continuing our best-selling series of books for mind and body which includes The Sivananda Companion to Yoga, The Dance Workshop, and The Book of Stress Survival, The Way of Energy will help you achieve physical fitness, mental clarity, and a profound inner strength and vitality.
Food Combining for Health: Get Fit With Foods That Don't Fight
Food Combining for Health
Get Fit With Foods That Don't Fight
Paperback      ISBN: 0892813482
Based on the Hay system of separating incompatible foods, this program shows you how to alleviate symptoms of gastric disturbance and food allergies, and enhance well-being.
Feeding the Hungry Heart: The Experience of Compulsive Eating
Feeding the Hungry Heart
The Experience of Compulsive Eating
Paperback      ISBN: 0452270839
Describes the experiences of compulsive eaters, examines their obsessions with both food and thinness, and tells how to change one's attitude about eating.
Pilates on the Ball: The World's Most Popular Workout Using the Exercise Ball
Pilates on the Ball
The World's Most Popular Workout Using the Exercise Ball
Paperback      ISBN: 0892819812
A synthesis of two acclaimed fitness techniques, the body-conditioning Pilates Method and the Swiss exercise ball, presents a low-impact exercise program without the requirement of expensive equipment, and that can be adapted to all levels of athletic ability, as well as to those healing from injury or chronic back pain. Original.
The Multifidus Back Pain Solution: Simple Exercises That Target the Muscles That Count
The Multifidus Back Pain Solution
Simple Exercises That Target the Muscles That Count
Paperback      ISBN: 1572242787
Based on breakthrough results from the newest scientifically proven research, this guide offers back-pain sufferers real relief—simple exercises that target the exact muscles that have been newly identified to be the source of most back pain. If you are one of the millions who suffer from recurring back pain, and have found that your attempts at complicated and time-consuming exercise programs and treatments have not helped, it’s time to learn the simple techniques that strengthen the specific muscles that are at the root of your pain. Start living free from pain now! When physical therapist Jim Johnson reviewed the back-pain studies in peer-reviewed medical journals published over the past fifteen years, he found that the research suggested that a specific set of muscles played a key role in a great majority of back-pain incidences. The results showed that most back-pain sufferers have undeveloped multifidus (mull-tiff-i-dus) muscles. These muscles connect the spinal vertebrae together and play a subtle, but critical, role in bending and twisting motions of the back. If they are weak, inflamed, or in spasm, they can cause chronic back pain. In response to these findings, Johnson devised a simple series of exercises that focus on strengthening the multifidus muscles—and had fabulous results in reducing back pain for a variety of patients.