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Mehmet C. Oz
0060765313
Jan 2005
Hardcover
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Book Review
If there ever was a pair of docs who can make the small intestine seem truly intriguing, here they are. Dr. Mehmet Oz is an alternative-medicine maverick and a cardiologist known to implement acupuncture during open-heart surgery. Dr. Michael Roizen developed the RealAge concept of calculating one's biological, as opposed to chronological, age. Here they've whipped up a witty guide to the workings of the entire body, appropriate not just for those who can't tell their pancreas from their pituitary. Even Cheers’ Cliff Claven types who think they know it all will likely be humbled by the 50-question "body-quotient" quiz that starts off the book.

With much sassy humor (they describe the adrenals as similar in shape to Mr. Potato Head's hat), they give a guided tour of the body's anatomy and major systems (hormonal, nervous,...



Bob Greene's Total Body Makeover: An Accelerated Program of Exercise and Nutrition for Maximum Results in Minimum Time
Bob Greene
0743254066
December 2005
Paperback
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Book Review
Fitness is a lifetime commitment, but you can accelerate results and transform your body in 12 weeks, says Bob Greene, best known as Oprah Winfrey's personal trainer. Not for the "move a little" crowd, this program is intense and challenging, whatever your starting level. "It's a bit like boot camp," Greene acknowledges. You'll do vigorous aerobic exercise 15 (beginning level), 30 (intermediates), or 45 (advanced) minutes 6 days a week, and increase 2 minutes each week--and double your usual minutes for one workout a week. You'll also strength train with dumbbells or machines and do functional training (strengthening stabilizing muscles). The eating plan is not a diet--rather Greene describes 5 eating rules to help you eat fewer and burn more calories: curb emotional eating, eat breakfast, establish an eating cut-off time,...


The China Study
Thomas M. Campbell, II
1932100385
Jan 2004
Hardcover
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Review
"[This] elaborate study of rural Chinese gives big points to the health value of their plant-based diets." —Chicago Tribune


The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals
Michael Pollan
1594200823
April 2006
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
[Signature]Reviewed by Pamela KaufmanPollan (The Botany of Desire) examines what he calls "our national eating disorder" (the Atkins craze, the precipitous rise in obesity) in this remarkably clearheaded book. It's a fascinating journey up and down the food chain, one that might change the way you read the label on a frozen dinner, dig into a steak or decide whether to buy organic eggs. You'll certainly never look at a Chicken McNugget the same way again.Pollan approaches his mission not as an activist but as a naturalist: "The way we eat represents our most profound engagement with the natural world." All food, he points out, originates with plants, animals and fungi. "[E]ven the deathless Twinkie is constructed out of... well, precisely what I don't know offhand, but ultimately some sort of formerly living...


Prescription for Nutritional Healing
Phyllis A. Balch
1583330771
Jan 2000
(Paperback) - Revised Ed.
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Book Review
Prescription for Nutritional Healing by nutritionist Phyllis A. Balch and James F. Balch, M.D., has long been considered one of the most trusted, comprehensive sources on the mind-boggling array of vitamins, minerals, herbs, and other dietary supplements now available. Working from the premise that a good diet promotes good health, this third edition of PNH still starts with the basics: consume fresh produce, grains, and lean meats; avoid foods that are processed or high in saturated fat; cook using glass, stainless steel, or iron--never aluminum; and drink filtered water. The authors also stand by their claim that the government-prescribed recommended daily allowances are ridiculously low, and that the book's optimal daily intake for nutrients should be followed instead.

So what's new in the third edition? Along with...



Super Baby Food
Ruth Yaron
0965260313
Nov 1998
Paperback
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Book Review
Ruth Yaron cares deeply about what your baby is eating--so much so that her bestselling Super Baby Food is encyclopedic in both scope and size. Ounce for hefty ounce, this manual/cookbook/reference guide is worth its weight in formula, packed as it is with detailed information on homemade baby food, nutritional data, feeding schedules, cooking techniques, recipes, and other invaluable feeding tips. Yaron builds her compelling argument for making baby food at home on the simple premise that food profoundly impacts health, especially when an infant's developing digestive tract is involved. Parents will learn why babies should start out on rice porridge, bananas, avocados, and sweet potatoes before advancing to more difficult-to-digest foods such as wheat cereals and milk products. While Yaron's passionate stance and vegetarian...


Eating Well for Optimum Health: The Essential Guide to Bringing Health and Pleasure Back to Eating
Andrew Weil
0060959584
March 2001
Paperback
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Book Review
Hopefully, years from now, Eating Well for Optimum Health will be looked upon as the book that saved the health of millions of Americans and transformed the way we eat--not as the book we overlooked at our own peril. It clarifies the mishmash of conflicting news, research, hype, and hearsay regarding diet, nutrition, and supplementation, and further establishes the judicious Dr. Weil, the director of the Program in Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona, as a savior of public well-being. If you've ever wondered what "partially hydrogenated soybean oil" really is, been perplexed by contrary news reports about recommended dosages for supplements, or questioned the safety of using aluminum pots for cooking, Dr. Weil will make it all clear.

Weil (pronounced "while") bravely criticizes many of the major diet books...



Nourishing Traditions: The Cookbook That Challenges Politically Correct Nutrition and the Diet Dictocrats
Sally Fallon
0967089735
June 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
A full-spectrum nutritional cookbook with a startling message--animal fats and cholesterol are vital factors in the human diet, necessary for reproduction and normal growth, proper function of the brain and nervous system, protection from disease and optimum energy levels. Includes information on how to prepare grains, health benefits of bone broths and enzyme-rich lacto-fermented foods.

From the Back Cover
The Diet Dictocrats don't want you to know that...

Your body needs old-fashioned animal fats New-fangled polyunsaturated oils can be bad for you Modern whole grain products can cause health problems Traditional sauces promote digestion and assimilation Modern food processing denatures our foods but Ancient preservation methods actually...



Fast Food Nation
Eric Schlosser
0060838582
Jan 2002
Paperback
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Book Review's Best of 2001
On any given day, one out of four Americans opts for a quick and cheap meal at a fast-food restaurant, without giving either its speed or its thriftiness a second thought. Fast food is so ubiquitous that it now seems as American, and harmless, as apple pie. But the industry's drive for consolidation, homogenization, and speed has radically transformed America's diet, landscape, economy, and workforce, often in insidiously destructive ways. Eric Schlosser, an award-winning journalist, opens his ambitious and ultimately devastating exposé with an introduction to the iconoclasts and high school dropouts, such as Harlan Sanders and the McDonald brothers, who first applied the principles of a factory assembly line to a commercial kitchen. Quickly, however, he moves behind the counter with the overworked and...


Eating for Life: Your Guide to Great Health, Fat Loss and Increased Energy!
Bill Phillips
0972018417
November 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
Did you truly enjoy the food you ate today? Do you really like the way you look and feel? Are you consistently enjoying great health and high energy? Bill Phillips, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Body-for-LIFE, believes your answer to all of the above questions should be, "Yes!" He feels that food should be a source of pure pleasure. A source of positive, abundant energy! A "sure thing" in a world of much uncertainty. Phillips, who's widely regarded as today's most successful fitness author, has firm beliefs which go against the grain of today's popular weight-loss methods. "Diets, all of them, are potentially dangerous, most always dumb and ultimately a dead-end street!" he insists. "Eventually, anyone and everyone who's at all concerned with their health must learn how to feed their body, not how to...


Superfoods RX
Steven G. Pratt
0060535687
Nov 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
The super-bestselling book that's
enhancing Americans' health By eating the fourteen SuperFoods highlighted in
Dr. Steven Pratt's instant bestseller, you can
actually stop the incremental deteriorations that
lead to common ailments and diseases
Beans -- reduce obesity Blueberries -- lower risk for cardiovascular disease Broccoli -- lowers the incidence of cataracts and fights birth defects Oats -- reduce the risk of type II diabetes Oranges -- prevent strokes Pumpkin -- lowers the risk of various cancers Wild salmon -- lowers the risk of heart disease Soy -- lowers cholesterol Spinach -- decreases the chance of cardiovascular disease and age-related macular degeneration Tea -- helps prevent osteoporosis Tomatoes -- raise the skin's sun protection factor Turkey -- helps build a strong...


Breaking the Vicious Cycle: Intestinal Health through Diet
Elaine Gloria Gottschall
0969276818
August 1994
Paperback
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The South Beach Diet Good Fats/Good Carbs Guide (Revised)
Arthur Agatston
1594861986
Apr 2005
(Paperback) - Revised Ed.
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Book Description
Based on the nation's #1 bestseller

Published in January 2004, The South Beach Diet Good Fats/Good Carbs Guide has sold more than three million copies and has continuously topped national bestseller lists. An essential tool for success, the completely revised and updated guide will feature a new, more user-friendly format and an expanded list of foods, as well as the most up-to-the-minute new information on nutrition and healthy eating to aid the now millions of early adopters.
The new edition will include:
o An expanded nutritional breakdown: total carbs and net carbs, total fat and saturated fat, fiber, and sugar.
o More food listings including meal replacement bars, other convenience foods, healthy fast-food menu items, and beverages.
o FAQs organized by phase and designed to answer dieters' most...


The Doctors Book of Food Remedies
Selene Yeager
1579543626
May 2000
Paperback
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Book Description
In just the last few years, scientists have found hundreds of substances in foods that go way beyond vitamins and minerals for pure healing power. In The Doctors Book of Food Remedies, you will learn exactly how to use the "healing foods" to treat and prevent dozens of conditions, from arthritis and fatigue to high blood pressure and stroke.

Discover:
* A food that can block the harmful effects of secondhand smoke (page 555)
* How to stop cataracts with the carotenoids in spinach (page 123)
* A juice that reduces urinary tract infections by 58 percent (page 545)
* How a substance in grapefruit can help control diabetes (page 185)
* How to cut your risk of heart disease in half with three simple foods (page 276)
* A phytonutrient in buckwheat that...


Men's Health¿ Hard Body Plan: The Ultimate 12-Week Program for Burning Fat and Building Muscle
Larry Keller (Editor)
1579542298
November 2000
Paperback
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Book Description
BIGGER SHOULDERS! BULGING BICEPS! RIPPED ABS! A LEANER TORSO! STRONG LEGS!

Get the Body You Want in Just 12 Weeks-- Guaranteed!

For fast, effective results, look no further than The Men's Health Hard-Body Plan-- because you won't find this information anywhere else! Based on solid scientific research and exclusively developed by two leading exercise and nutrition gurus, The Men's Health Hard-Body Plan features:

* Three cutting-edge 12-week full-body muscle plans
Choose the level that's right for you and start pumping

* Revolutionary Quick-Set Paths to Power
Get fast results without spending half your life in the gym

* A sensible eating plan to keep you fueled
The Hard-Body Diet allows you to eat six times a day, so you'll never be hungry! It includes hearty...


The Mediterranean Diet
Marissa Cloutier
0060578785
Feb 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
An essential diet and lifestyle program from the Mediterranean region--where some of the healthiest, leanest people in the world live. Enjoy pastas, olives, wine, fruit, and delicious vegetables--all while lowering your weight and risk for heart disease! It has been known for a long time that people who live in Mediterranean countries, and who eat a diet that gets its fat mainly from olive oil and features a variety of fruits and vegetables, have lower rates of heart disease and are generally slimmer than people who live in Northern Europe, where the diet features foods with more animal fat. You can build your diet from a base of grains, use olive oil for cooking, enjoy a variety of vegetables every day, and lower your salt intake on a Mediterranean diet--while eating delicious foods and lowering your risk for heart...


Natural Cures They Don't Want You to Know About
Kevin Trudeau
0975599518
January 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
Kevin Trudeau blows the lid off a nest of deception and double standards concerning general and individual health in this new book, "Natural Cures 'They' Don't Want You To Know About." Kevin has risked government prosecution to bring you the full story of an intricate conspiracy. From the retail supermarket outlets of huge, publicly traded corporations comes processed, manipulated, engineered "food products" – produced by other wings of the same corporation. These artificial, toxic treats are then sold with the blessings of the Federal Trade Commission and Food and Drug Administration – government organizations charged with safeguarding the public good – laying the foundations for future disease and chronic ill-health for the consumer, and a guaranteed source of revenue for the medical and pharmaceutical sectors. ...


The Diet Cure
Julia Ross
0140286527
May 2000
Paperback
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Book Review
For most health books, the word cure in the title is a definite sign to steer clear. The Diet Cure is a refreshing exception. Author Julia Ross has the unusual job description of "nutritional psychologist," which means that she works with people to eradicate food cravings, addictions, and eating disorders (including overeating). The gist of The Diet Cure plan is that food allergies, hormonal irregularities, blood sugar swings, and thyroid dysfunction, among other factors, cause biochemical imbalances that lead to food addiction and weight gain, and that these problems can usually be lessened or eradicated with the proper diet and supplements.

To be sure, most of these health problems ought to be diagnosed by a medical professional, but they often get overlooked because their symptoms can be numerous and vague (fatigue,...


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