New Non-Fiction Books

The pain companion : everyday wisdom for living with and moving beyond chronic pain / Sarah Anne Shockley. cover
"A holistic guide to coping with chronic pain, written by a woman suffering from Thoracic Outlet Syndrome; book aims to provide strategies for mitigating the emotional, financial, and social consequences of living with debilitating pain"-- Provided by publisher.
Dreams that can save your life : early warning signs of cancer and other diseases / Larry Burk, MD, CEHP and Kathleen O'Keefe-Kanavos ; foreword by Bernie Siegel, MD, author of Love, medicine and m... cover
"An exploration of dreams as a spiritual source of healing and inner guidance for your health and well-being. Shares stories--confirmed by pathology reports--from subjects in medical research projects whose dreams diagnosed illness and helped heal their lives. Explores medical studies and ongoing research on the diagnostic power of precognitive dreams, including Dr. Burk's own medical research. Includes an introduction to dream journaling and interpretation techniques. Your dreams can provide inner guidance filled with life-saving information. Since ancient Egypt and Greece, people have relied on the art of dreaming to diagnose illness and get answers to personal life challenges. Now, dreams are making a grand reappearance in the medical arena as recent scientific research and medical pathology reports validate the diagnostic abilities of precognitive dreams. Are we stepping back into the future as modern medical tests show dreams can be early warning signs of cancer and other diseases? Showcasing the important role of dreams and their power to detect and heal illness, Dr. Larry Burk and Kathleen O'Keefe-Kanavos share amazing research and true stories of physical and emotional healings triggered by dreams. The authors explore medical studies and ongoing research on the diagnostic power of precognitive dreams, including Dr. Burk's own research on dreams that come true and can be medically validated. They share detailed stories--all confirmed by pathology reports--from subjects in medical research projects whose dreams diagnosed illness and helped heal their lives, including Kathleen's own story as a three-time breast cancer survivor whose dreams diagnosed her cancer even when it was missed by her doctors. Alongside these stories of survival and faith, the authors also include an introduction to dream journaling and interpretation, allowing the reader to develop trust in their dreams as a spiritual source of healing and inner guidance"-- Provided by publisher.
The 10 minute yoga solution / Ira Trivedi. cover
"In this book, yoga acharya and bestselling author Ira Trivedi tells you how you can shed weight, get washboard abs, lower blood pressure - with just 10 minutes of yoga a day. Just 10 minutes can get you in shape, cure backache, achieve better exam results and even heal a broken heart. Yoga is much more than an exercise - it prepares and disciplines your body and mind for a transformative spiritual experience. The modules in The 10-Minute Yoga Solution will put you on the path of health, healing, and self-discovery."--Page [4] of cover.
The complete what's your poo telling you? / Josh Richman and Anish Sheth, M.D. ; illustrations by Peter Arkle and Matt Johnstone. cover
"The #1 book about going #2 is now back in a bigger, thicker package for a whole new generation of curious readers. The Complete What's Your Poo Telling You celebrates ten years of constant sales with more than 40 descriptions of two dozen types of poo, plus sidebars, medical explanations, and loads of engrossing fun facts. Now printing in two-color with a new author introduction, this hardcover is the perfect gift for the bowel-movement obsessed"-- Provided by publisher.
Tantric sex and menopause : practices for spiritual and sexual renewal / Diana Richardson, Janet McGeever. cover
"A tantric guide to discovering the hidden gifts of menopause Explains why Tantra works for menopausal women and how their bodies are naturally entering a more tantric phase focused on creative, spiritual energy Details tantric practices and tools to connect with the body's inner intuitive wisdom, remove the "performance pressure" of conventional sex, and set the stage for passion and pleasure to thrive both in the bedroom and beyond Explores what to expect physically, emotionally, and spiritually, and in relationships As women, we live so closely to the body--through menstruation, pregnancy, birthing, motherhood, and then menopause. Each of these transitions changes a woman in a multitude of ways, most of which are celebrated. Yet menopause often causes women to feel despondent, as if our bodies are broken or deficient, especially when it comes to sex and intimacy. However, as tantric teachers Diana Richardson and Janet McGeever show, menopause has many hidden gifts to offer if we learn to embrace rather than suppress the changes this natural transition brings. Shining the light of tantric intelligence on menopause, the authors reveal how to explore and experience menopause in a radically positive fashion, suffused with a sense of vital awakening and "re-wilding" of a woman's sexuality, creativity, and spirituality. Explaining what to expect physically, emotionally, and spiritually, as well as what it means for relationships, they detail tantric practices and tools to connect with the body's inner intuitive wisdom and heart energies, remove the "performance pressure" of conventional sex, and set the stage for passion and pleasure to thrive both in the bedroom and beyond. They explain why Tantra works for menopausal women and how their bodies are naturally entering a more tantric phase focused on creative, spiritual energy. They explore how, in Tantra, sex is practiced not for the sake of sex itself but as an instrument for going "beyond" sex, for better health, improved relationships, enhanced self-control and emotional balance, and even higher states of consciousness. They also offer many self-help practices, exercises, and meditations to reinforce a positive attitude toward menopause and overcome many of the physical and sexual problems, such as pain, dryness, loss of interest, and loss of libido. Providing a guide for women who are approaching, experiencing, or have gone through menopause, the authors show how a more informed, tantric approach to menopause allows each woman to deepen her trust in the perfect functioning of the female body, embrace her natural sexual response, and reconnect with her inner self"-- Provided by publisher.
Light therapies : a complete guide to the healing power of light / Anadi Martel. cover
"A comprehensive guide to the therapeutic benefits of light and color and how they affect our physical and psychological well-being Shares scientific research on how different wavelengths of light influence our cells, brain function, sleep patterns, and emotional stability Examines several forms of light therapy, including chromotherapy, heliotherapy, actinotherapy, and thermotherapy Explains how to use light and color therapy, maximize the benefits of sunlight, and avoid the health risks of new light sources such as compact fluorescents and LEDs Beginning with sun worship in prehistory and sunshine therapies in ancient Egypt, Greece, and India, light has long been associated with the sublime, the divine, and healing. Yet only recently have we begun to understand how different parts of the light spectrum, from infrared to ultraviolet, can affect our physical and psychological well-being. Covering the historic, scientific, and spiritual aspects of light and its role in energy medicine, Anadi Martel explores the vibrational nature of light and the interaction between light, biology, and consciousness. He demonstrates light's incredible effects on the physical, energetic, and cognitive dimensions of life and examines several forms of light therapy, including chromotherapy (color therapy), heliotherapy (sun therapy), actinotherapy (ultraviolet therapy), and thermotherapy (infrared therapy). He details how to use light therapy daily, get optimal benefits from sunlight, and avoid the health risks of new artificial lighting such as compact fluorescents and LEDs. Combining his own 30 years of research with practical insight from the many phototherapy pioneers he's encountered, the author examines scientific studies on how specific wavelengths of light influence our cells and DNA, brain function, sleep patterns, and emotional stability; speed the healing of wounds; and are effective in the treatment of disease, including arthritis, stroke, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, and brain and nerve injuries. Exploring the spiritual aspects of light, the author explains why auras and halos have been used to represent sages and saints of all traditions, revealing the intimate link between light and consciousness. Investigating the many laser, monochrome, audiovisual, and infrared machines designed to heal disease and treat emotional disorders, Martel also reveals promising medical applications for light that are currently in development, inviting the reader not only to appreciate the complexities of light but to maximize its therapeutic dimensions"--Provided by publisher.
Also human : the inner lives of doctors / Caroline Elton. cover
Entering a doctor's office can be terrifying, sometimes for the doctor most of all. Vocational psychologist Caroline Elton introduces doctors who face psychological challenges that threaten to destroy their careers and lives, including an obstetrician grappling with his own homosexuality, a high-achieving junior doctor who walks out of her first job within weeks of starting, and an oncology resident who faints when confronted with cancer patients. By examining the inner lives of these professionals, Also Human offers readers insight into, and empathy for, the very real struggles of those who hold power over life and death.
Keto living day by day : an inspirational guide to the ketogenic diet, with 130 deceptively simple recipes / Kristie H. Sullivan, PhD ; foreword by Andreas Eenfeldt, MD. cover
"In her new book, Keto Living Day by Day, Kristie Sullivan brings you along on her inspiring journey to health and happiness through adopting a low-carb, high-fat lifestyle. She shares the failures she experienced when using today's overly prescribed high-carb, low-fat (and also sugar-laden) diets and details how the ketogenic diet helped her lose more than 100 pounds! Kristie hopes that her story will inspire you to take charge of your own life and find your unique path to wellness. With her approachable and sensible philosophy and techniques, you too can use the keto template to overcome challenges, develop a truly healthy mindset, and shed unwanted pounds. Keto Living Day by Day will help you banish your fear of eating fat and embrace a scientifically proven and highly effective nutritional path. Keto Living Day by Day offers a real-world approach to low-carb/keto dieting. Kristie walks you through every step, starting with a simple and easy-to-understand breakdown of the nutritional science behind keto. She provides examples to match many of the scenarios that people encounter when starting a ketogenic diet and offers solutions for each, enabling you to find the most successful path for your needs. Section two of the book features a daily guide to help you make the keto way your way. Starting on day 1, Kristie shows you how to understand the challenges involved in making the transition, navigate around obstacles, and track your progress. She also offers tips for staying on course in social settings and when dining out, as well as foolproof ways to face down temptations. In addition, Keto Living Day by Day features a detailed preparation guide that includes advice on stocking your pantry with keto essentials and a day-by-day guide to implementing a ketogenic lifestyle. For maximum success, Kristie brings you her best tips for meal planning and preparation along with budget-friendly shopping guidelines. Keto Living Day by Day concludes with more than 130 easy-to-love keto recipes that Kristie has used to nourish herself, her family, and her friends. These recipes are easy to follow and are designed for people who enjoy mouthwatering meals but want to minimize time spent in the kitchen. The ingredients used in the recipes are readily available; most can be found at your local grocery store." - Amazon.com
Fear-free food : how to ditch dieting and fall back in love with food / Nicola Jane Hobbs. cover
"Imagine having a peaceful relationship with food. One which leaves you feeling healthy, happy and full of life. No anxiety or guilt. No calorie counting or cutting out food groups. No wasting energy worrying about what to eat or striving for a perfect diet that doesn't exist. In Fear-Free Food, nutritionist and Intuitive Eating Counsellor Nicola Jane Hobbs shows you how to break free from the toxic messages of diet culture, make peace with food and discover how to truly nourish yourself. Filled with compassionate advice, mindset techniques and practical steps to help you trust your body and find food freedom, as well as science-backed information dispelling widespread nutrition myths, Fear-Free Food shows you how to replace dieting and deprivation with nutrition and nourishment. With over 80 nutritious and delicious recipes to reignite your passion for eating."--Provided by publisher.
Fast your way to wellness / Lee Holmes ; [photographer, Steve Brown]. cover
A simple, supportive and sustainable approach to intermittent fasting (IF), featuring balanced meals that use nutritious unrefined wholefoods to boost energy.
Aroused : the history of hormones and how they control just about everything / Randi Hutter Epstein, MD, MPH. cover
"Metabolism, behavior, sleep, mood swings, the immune system, fighting, fleeing, puberty, and sex: these are just a few of the things our bodies control with hormones. Armed with a healthy dose of wit and curiosity, medical journalist Randi Hutter Epstein takes us on a journey through the unusual history of these potent chemicals from a basement filled with jarred nineteenth-century brains to a twenty-first-century hormone clinic in Los Angeles. Brimming with fascinating anecdotes, illuminating new medical research, and humorous details, Aroused introduces the leading scientists who made life-changing discoveries about the hormone imbalances that ail us, as well as the charlatans who used those discoveries to peddle false remedies. Epstein exposes the humanity at the heart of hormone science with her rich cast of characters, including a 1920s doctor promoting vasectomies as a way to boost libido, a female medical student who discovered a pregnancy hormone in the 1940s, and a mother who collected pituitaries, a brain gland, from cadavers as a source of growth hormone to treat her son. Along the way, Epstein explores the functions of hormones such as leptin, oxytocin, estrogen, and testosterone, demystifying the science of endocrinology. A fascinating look at the history and science of some of medicine's most important discoveries, Aroused reveals the shocking history of hormones through the back rooms, basements, and labs where endocrinology began."--Dust jacket flaps.
The autoimmune protocol made simple cookbook : start healing your body and reversing chronic illness today with 100 delicious recipes / Sophie Van Tiggelen. cover
"The Autoimmune Protocol Diet is gaining attention as the top health-supportive diet for the 50 million people suffering from autoimmune conditions; however living the AIP way can feel confusing and overwhelming. You may have no idea where to start and are overwhelmed by the seemingly endless list of foods to avoid and strict guidelines to adhere to -- the reality is that you can do the AIP diet easily (and deliciously!) Written by popular AIP blogger, Sophie Van Tiggelen, of A Squirrel in the Kitchen, The Autoimmune Protocol Made Simple Cookbook distills the complicated science and diet tenets found in other AIP books down to most practical, actionable, "need-to-know" information in the form of diet guidelines, 100 recipes, shopping lists, as well as simple tools and strategies for doing the AIP diet successfully. This book makes AIP clear and understandable with short, succinct explanations of the different AIP approaches and 100 AIP-compliant recipes that are inventive and delicious -- and don't make you feel like you are eating on a restricted diet"-- Provided by publisher.
The circadian code : lose weight, supercharge your energy, and transform your health from morning to midnight / Satchin Panda, PhD. cover
A comprehensive health book and lifestyle plan to help manage the body's natural rhythms offers advice to overcome difficulty sleeping, hunger at odd times, and sudden fatigue.
Shapeshifters : a journey through the changing human body / Gavin Francis. cover
"From birth to death, a lyrical exploration of the role of transformation in human life. To be alive is to be in perpetual metamorphosis: growing, healing, learning, aging. In Shapeshifters, physician and writer Gavin Francis considers the inevitable changes all of our bodies undergo-such as birth, puberty, and death, but also laughter, sleeping, and healing-and those that only some of our bodies will: like getting a tattoo, experiencing psychosis, suffering anorexia, being pregnant, or undergoing a gender transition. In Francis's hands, each event becomes an opportunity to explore the meaning of identity and the natures-biological, psychological, and philosophical-of our selves. True to its own subject, Shapeshifters combines Francis's lyrical imagination and deep knowledge of medicine and the humanities for a life-altering read."--Publisher.
Stone houses : natural forms and historic and modern homes / Linda Leigh Paul. cover
Stone Houses presents more than 25 new and recent projects that represent the most charming and innovative spaces for rustic living with a uniquely durable material that has withstood the test of time and trends. Here is a portrait of traditional styles as well as the most forward-looking spaces for stone-house living, all with comfortable and appealing interiors perfectly suited to twenty-first-century lifestyles. This collection of houses spans the globe, from the Pacific Northwest and desert Southwest to the seasides of Carmel and Scotland, to the mountains of Montana, and the beaches of Jamaica and South Africa, making it the ultimate tour of stone-house living in exotic and beautiful locales.
The campout cookbook : inspired recipes for cooking around the fire and under the stars / Marnie Hanel & Jen Stevenson ; illustrations by Emily Isabella. cover
"Discover the joy of cooking in the backcountry (or the backyard) with more than 100 recipes, from wood-fried skillet pizzas and fortifying flask cocktails to magnificent mug cakes and the almighty s'more"--Back cover.
Do you really need that pill? : how to avoid side effects, interactions, and other dangers of over medication / Jennifer Jacobs, MD, MPH ; foreword by David L. Katz, MD, MPH, FACPM, FACP, FACLM. cover
"A silent epidemic in the United States is imperiling our health and threatens to bankrupt our health care system: over medication. Today, one-third of all adults take two or more prescription drugs, and half of all seniors take more than five daily. This book the first of its kind that tackles the epidemic overuse of prescription drugs. The first half of the book describes the dangers of taking too many drugs, including drug interactions, medication errors, unintentional overdoses, unnecessary medications, made-up illnesses (zrestless leg syndromey), and side effects that actually mimic a new illness. The second half discusses the benefits and harms caused by many of the most popular drugs used to treat diseases, such as high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol, acid reflux, depression, and pain. It tells which drugs are really needed and whether or not they cause side effects. Finally, readers will learn: how to discuss their concerns about too many medications with their health care providers, simple ways to make positive lifestyle changes, and when to consider alternative healing approaches. Combining stories of those who have suffered ill effects from taking too many drugs with data from cutting-edge medical findings, Do You Really Need That Pill? helps readers realize they can choose different solutions to their health problems."-- Provided by publisher.
Vodka is vegan : a manifesto for better living and not being an a**hole / Phil & Matt Letten, the Vegan Bros. cover
"Meet the bros who are making vegan sexy (and making eating animals weird). Think you could never go vegan? Think again. As this smart, funny and persuasive manifesto makes clear, you're already 90% vegan anyway. That's right--you already love animals and are slowly but surely eating less meat than you used to. With the insider tips and inspiring stories in this book, you'll be ready to go whole hog (see what we did there?) and eat vegan for good. Topics include: *How eating meat hurts your health and the planet (and is pretty close to eating your beloved pet for dinner) *A simple action plan for getting started *Don't Be an A**hole to Your Server, and other secrets for eating out *Who Cares If Honey Is Vegan?: Getting over perfectionism and purity by eating as cruelty-free as you can. With a loyal online following that's growing fast, the Bros are the new face of veganism--loud, proud, and fighting for a better world, one plate at a time"-- Provided by publisher.