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Breathing Free: The Revolutionary 5-Day Program to Heal Asthma, Emphysema, Bronchitis, and Other Respiratory Ailments
Teresa Hale
0609806343
January 1999
Paperback
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Book Review
Asthma kills 6,000 people a year. Respiratory illnesses affect millions more. According to Teresa Hale, asthmatics and others with respiratory illnesses are breathing wrong. "We have been led to believe that deep breathing is good for us because it increases our oxygen intake. In fact, the reverse is true. The more we breathe, the less oxygen actually reaches the cells of our bodies," says Hale in Breathing Free: The Revolutionary 5-Day Program to Heal Asthma, Emphysema, Bronchitis, and Other Respiratory Ailments. Her breathing program, Breath Connection, teaches you to change your breathing patterns so that you won't need to wheeze, breathe heavily, or take gulps of air after exertion. Hale promises that five days on this program will reduce your need for medications, and regular practice often increases metabolism and...


Life and Breath
Neil Schachter
0767912896
Mar 2004
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Schachter's late father was a WWII refugee from Vienna who landed in the South Bronx and began a practice that inspired Schachter fils to enter the family profession; he now holds multiple titles in pulmonary and respiratory care at New York's Mount Sinai Medical Center, has published more than 400 research papers and five monographs, and is the former president of the American Lung Association. If any further evidence were needed of his menschdom, 25 percent of all earnings from this preventative how-to will be donated to the American Lung Association of the City of New York. Schachter shows COPD (the disease in the subtitle) to encompass various forms of chronic bronchitis (sometimes in the form of smoker's cough), asthma and emphysema, and notes that many potential victims of the disease-which affects 35...


Brianna Breathes Easy: A Story About Asthma

0807508802


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From School Library Journal
Grade 1-4-When Brianna gets the lead in the Thanksgiving play, she already has a troublesome cough. Then, during dress rehearsal, she can't catch her breath and the school nurse calls an ambulance. At the hospital, a friendly doctor explains that she has asthma and clearly outlines the symptoms, "triggers," and treatments of the illness. This is accomplished in an engagingly upbeat and not overly technical manner. The plot is neatly tied up along with some more important details about asthma. Kroll has done a good job of integrating essential facts about an increasingly common and potentially life-threatening ailment into the narrative. However, the focus seems to be on conveying information, and characterization and plot take a back seat. Still, Cho's sweet, folksy illustrations, which depict a lively...


What Your Doctor May Not Tell You about Children's Allergies and Asthma: Simple Steps to Help Stop Attacks and Improve Your Child's Health
Paul Ehrlich
0446679887
October 2003
Paperback
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Mothers of Asthmatics Magazine (November 03)
"Dripping with experience, this threesome explores issues that matter to you. Factual, opinionated, compelling, enriching, comforting anf fun!"

Allergies and Asthma Today (January 04)
"....Is a must read for parents...Rich with details, this matter-of-fact book answers questions you didn't know to ask"

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The Inflammation Syndrome
Jack Challem
0471478814
Jan 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
"Challem’s new book hits a home run — with the latest research on what to eat and take to defeat our real number-one cause of health problems — inflammation. It’s a message of the utmost importance."
–Jean Carper
New York Times bestselling author of Stop Aging Now! and Your Miracle Brain, columnist for USA Weekend magazine

What is the Inflammation Syndrome? It’s the cumulative effect of low-grade inflammation–including the aches and pains we all experience–that grows into chronic debilitating disease. This book, the first major book on the syndrome, reveals the powerful role that inflammation plays in a wide variety of common health conditions–from simple aches and pains to heart disease, obesity, diabetes, Syndrome X, arthritis, asthma, and...



Grim Tuesday (Keys to the Kingdom Series #2)
Garth Nix
0439436559
December 2003
Paperback
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From School Library Journal
Grade 5-8–Just 15 minutes after Mister Monday(Scholastic, 2003) ended, with Arthur Penhaligon cleaning up the mess the slothful Mister Monday made of Earth, the asthmatic orphan is summoned again. His new adversary is Grim Tuesday, and once again he finds himself in a battle to the death to get the Second Key. If he gives in to the errant Days or loses the battle against them, he knows they will destroy his own home on Earth as well as the Denizens and inhabitants of the magical House, including his new friend and stalwart companion Suzy Turquoise Blue, one of the children spirited away from plague-ridden Europe by the Pied Piper centuries earlier. Grim Tuesday's weakness is greed, and the themes running through this book all revolve around excesses of manufacturing, copying, and accumulation. As...


Breathe Easy: Young People's Guide to Asthma

1557989575


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From Booklist
Gr. 4-7. Comprehensive without being overloaded with detail and casual in tone without being flip or losing focus, this is one of the most accessible self-help approaches to asthma to come out recently. Weiss pulls no punches in his description of what an asthma attack is, but, talking straight to kids, he is encouraging about managing the condition. Chapters explain ways to identify and avoid personal triggers (house dust, smoke, animal dander, etc.), recognize warning signs, handle medication, and better deal with an attack when it occurs. The author even devotes a section to deep breathing and relaxation techniques. The illustrations are marginal (the cartoons are competent, the diagrams poor), and the biological aspects of the disease are only briefly introduced. Still, there's ample information to satisfy readers who...


The Inflammation Cure
William Joel Meggs
0071438718
Feb 2005
Paperback
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Library Journal, September 2003
"...readable, scientifically sound, and well-referenced ... a levelheaded approach, weaving the latest research on various diseases into a broad picture." --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

Book Description
In addition to explaining inflammation's causes and its role in various diseases, the author offers advice--'an antiinflammation game plan'--on how to maintain 'inflammation balance' and feel better."-- The New York Times In clear, everyday language, William Meggs, M.D., explains what causes inflammation, its relationship to disease in the body, and what steps readers can take to minimize their risk.

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Allergies: Fight Them with the Blood Type Diet: The Individualized Plan for Treating Environmental and Food Allergies, Chronic Sinus Infections, Asthma and Related Conditions
Peter J. D'Adamo
0425207536
December 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
The Individualized Plan for Treating Environmental and Food Allergies, Chronic Sinus Infections, Asthma and Related Conditions.

With specific tools unavailable in any other book, Allergies: Fight Them with the Blood Type Diet has four battle plans-individualized for all needs-for preventing and treating environmental and food allergies, chronic sinus infections, asthma, and related allergy conditions.

About the Author
Dr. Peter J. D'Adamo is a noted naturopathic physician, researcher, and lecturer, and the author of the revolutionary Eat Right series. His extensive research and clinical testing of the connection among blood type, health, and disease has garnered international recognition and led to groundbreaking work on many illnesses. His books have been...


The Respiratory Solution
Cass Ingram
1931078076
Aug 2003
(Paperback) - Revised Ed.
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The Allergy and Asthma Cure: A Complete Eight-Step Nutritional Program
Fred M.D. Pescatore, Fred Pescatore
047121468X
January 17, 2003
Hardcover
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Review
"Dr. Fred Pescatore's The Allergy and Asthma Cure reveals a unique and revolutionary understanding of the underlying conditions of allergy and asthma — from food triggers to the environment to nutritional deficiencies. His integrative program of both alternative and traditional treatments can dramatically improve health and vitality, safely and soundly. This book will have a prominent place in my library and I highly recommend it!" —Ann Louise Gittleman, Ph.D., C.N.S., author of the bestselling The Fat Flush Plan "Conventional medicine has largely shrugged its shoulders in confusion about the causes of allergies and asthma in millions of people. In this book Dr. Fred Pescatore deals with the roots of these modern epidemics, drawing on his clinical experience, and he provides clear recommendations for turning back...


Lion Who Had Asthma
Jonathan London
0807545600
January 1997
Paperback
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From School Library Journal
PreSchool-Grade 2-- Although this title seems drippingly allegorical, the story is actually honest, light, and direct. A fine collaborative effort between author and illustrator, it delivers a believable picture of a preschool boy who has a freewheeling imagination, supportive parents, asthma, and a life that works well. Playing in the bathtub, Sean is a hippo; eating broccoli, he is a giant who crunches trees between his teeth. During an attach of asthma, the lion of his fantasy stops roaring and wheezes, feels tired, and wants to cry. His mother shows up with a nebulizer, but Sean is the one who turns it on, and as he breathes deeply, he becomes a jet pilot. Wescott's clean-looking watercolor-and-ink illustrations take the story's action to places where text would have been limiting, and capture the...


The Harvard Medical School Guide to Taking Control of Asthma
Christopher H. Fanta
0743224787
December 2003
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Similar in scope to other excellent publications from the Harvard Medical School, this authoritative overview of asthma a disease that afflicts millions of Americans will be welcomed by patients and their families. With editorial assistance from Waring, these three leading physicians who practice at the Partners Asthma Center, have written a guide in layman's terms. The authors explain how asthma is diagnosed and how the various symptoms, such as shortness of breath, wheezing and tightness in the chest, manifest themselves in different individuals. A large portion of the book is devoted to a lengthy and highly useful discussion of the current therapies available, as well as the pros and cons of specific medications. Although the authors do not recommend alternative and complementary therapies, because they...


Bottom Line's Healing Remedies-Over 1,000 Astounding Ways to Heal Arthritis, Asthma, High Blood Pressure, Varicose Veins, Warts and More!
Joan Wilen (Author), Lydia Wilen (Author)
0887233511

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Asthma
Sharon Gordon
0516273957
September 2003
Paperback
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Card catalog description
Explains what asthma is, what causes asthma attacks, and some common treatments. --This text refers to the Library Binding edition.


Asthma
Alvin Silverstein
0531120481
September 2001
Library Binding
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From School Library Journal
Gr 7 Up--A thorough and authoritative look at the chronic lung disorder that affects millions of Americans. Beginning with a brief outline of its characteristics and effects, the authors then trace the history of asthma, its treatments, and theories about its causes. The information is clear and concise, with sufficient detail and background supplied. Diagnosis, treatment, prevention, and a consideration of societal and environmental impacts and projected research round out the presentation. Photographs and diagrams enhance the text. The Silversteins' volume is a good update to Mona Kerby's Asthma (Watts, 1989; o.p.), and offers more information than Margaret O. Hyde and Elizabeth H. Forsythe's Living with Asthma (Walker, 1995). Carolyn Simpson's Coping with Asthma (Rosen, 1995) takes a more proactive stance...


ABC of Asthma, Allergies and Lupus: Eradicate Asthma - Now!
Fereydoon Batmanghelidj
096299426X
August 2000
Paperback
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The Daily Telegraph, London, England
"He's been arguing for a new scientific approach that turns clinical medicine on its head."

Book Description
This book introduces a new discovery that unintentional dehydration causes many painful, degenerative diseases. It explains the direct relationship between water deficiency in the body and allergies, asthma and lupus. You will learn: -How to prevent and cure childhood asthma without medication -How to recognize the signs of an imminent asthma attack -How to identify chronic dehydration in your body -Compelling stories of naturally cured asthma -Answers to the most frequently asked questions about asthma and allergies -Why medically treated asthma can lead to genetic damage -How to prevent and treat lupus naturally


Asthma
Jenny Bryan
1403445990
January 2004
Hardcover
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My House Is Killing Me! The Home Guide for Families With Allergies and Asthma
Jeffrey C. May, Jonathan M. Samet
0801867304
October 1, 2001
Paperback
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From Library Journal
Asthma and allergy sufferers, this book is essential reading: it will answer all your questions about why you suffer in your own home and what you can do to prevent it. May, an air quality investigator and president of a home investigation company, takes you on a tour of your home, both interior and exterior, with a detailed description of the organic and inorganic substances that are making you ill. He covers every room, including the basement, attic, laundry room, garage, heating and air-conditioning system(s), and nooks and crannies that you probably forgot about. He explains how insects, molds, bacteria, yeast, dust, moisture, larvae, pet dander, fabric fibers, smoke, and many other agents can trigger an episode and how to eliminate them permanently. May provides actual stories from his many years...


Asthma in the Workplace, Third Edition
David I. Bernstein
0824729773
February 21, 2006
Hardcover
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From The New England Journal of Medicine, April 13, 2000
Occupational accidents and diseases are ancient problems. Occupational asthma was known to Hippocrates and Paracelsus (1493-1541), and in his book De Morbis Artificium Diatriba, published in 1700, Ramazzini (1633-1714) described occupational asthma in detail. In modern industrialized countries, numerous natural and synthetic respiratory allergens and irritants frequently occur in high concentrations in the workplace. We know of more than 250 substances that can cause occupational asthma, and the list is expanding. Occupational asthma not only represents a substantial proportion of all cases of asthma but also is one of the main occupational diseases. The unsolved scientific questions concerning the increasing incidence of occupational asthma in recent decades, the socioeconomic...


Courage and Information for Life with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: The Handbook for Patients, Families and Care Givers Managing COPD, Emphysema, Bronchitis
Rick Carter, et al
1882431073
September 2001
Paperback
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Book Info
Text, for consumers, covering tips, information, and details of daily living with COPD. Chapters include a dialogue between physician and patient, frequently asked questions, you and your doctors, breathing and COPD, treatment, supplemental oxygen, smoking, sleep and sex, exercise and nutrition, severe disease and treatment, surgery, and more. Softcover. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.


Yoga Beats Asthma : Simple Exercises and Breathing Techniques to Relieve Asthma and Other Respiratory Disorders
Stella Weller
0007154496
August 25, 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
The number of asthma sufferers in the world has risen sharply since the 1980s, with over three million sufferers in Canada. Although many people are able to control their condition with drugs, it is still a serious condition-every six hours somebody dies from asthma.

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