Helpless, unsure, scared. All feelings commonly associated with a visit to the doctor. With all the stress that accompanies a trip to the doc, wouldn’t it be nice to have some peace of mind if you fully understood everything the doctor was telling you? A little research before and after your visit will do wonders for your psyche. A new crop of medical self help books are just be what the doctor ordered.
PRESCRIPTION FOR NATURAL HEALING
By James F. Balch and Phyllis A. Balch
An alphabetical encyclopedia of nutritional treatments for a wide range of common ailments, ranging from high blood pressure remedies to handling infections, this informative book explains how to use vitamins, herbs, minerals, and food supplements to promote healing and wellness. Experience the simple and natural healing programs for some 300 health conditions.
THE SECRETS OF PEOPLE WHO NEVER GET SICK
By Gene Stone
A fascinating and original book of science, tells the stories of 25 people who each possess a different secret of excellent health and how we can all use these insights to change our lives for the better. From Bill Thompson, an entrepreneur in his early sixties who has the EKG of a 20-year-old and hasn’t had a cold in over two decades to Barbara Pritzkat, a now 83-year-old archaeologist with incredible stamina and health, each person offers there unique secrets to a sustained healthy lifestyle.
MINDFULNESS FOR DUMMIES
By Shamash Alidina
A cutting-edge meditation therapy that uses self-control techniques as a way of overcoming negative thoughts and emotions and achieving a calmer, more focused state of mind. Written by a professional mindfulness trainer, this practical guide covers the key self-control techniques designed to help you achieve a more focused and contented state of mind, while maximizing the health benefits of mindfulness-from reducing stress, anxiety, and high blood pressure to overcoming depression and low self-esteem and battling chronic pain and insomnia.
THE COMPLETE HANDBOOK TO QUANTUM HEALING
By Deanna Minich
For each of over 100 heath issues, you’ll find seven healing options that can help readers activate their inner healing resources ranging from food and dietary strategies to powerful meditation techniques and from time-tested flower essences to ways of invoking “power animals.” For some ailments, readers may need just one option, for others, two or three, and sometimes all seven approaches as they try to deal with difficult problems to achieve long-term relief.
By Ken Ashwell
An essential reference to the most complex biological mechanism in the world: The human body. The book investigates the workings of the body in detail, reviewing the entire human body area by area. An illustrated timeline of developmental milestones follows aging and recommends preventive health measures. It also addresses such topics as alcoholism, sexuality, stress and personality disorders, as well as the latest developments in alternative therapies.
THE DOCTORS 5-MINUTE HEALTH EXERCISES
By The Doctors
An informed patient is a healthy patient. So before you lift your hands in defeat, know that great health is just a page away—and much easier to achieve than you think. After combing the very latest medical literature, the Doctors have isolated the seven factors that have been linked to the most vibrant, happiest, longest lives. Each body system (heart, brain, gut, skin) can be vastly improved with very small shifts in your lifestyle—most of which take less than five minutes to do.
THE EMPOWERED PATIENT
By Elizabeth Cohen
Every year in America nearly 200,000 people die due to preventable mistakes or infections acquired in hospitals. By combining personal stories with surprising facts and figures, Cohen identifies real problems and offers comforting advice and solutions. “We as patients, have the power to take charge of our healthcare and save our own lives”. The stories of these real people who used their brains, common sense, and the Internet to solve their own medical problems are empowering in and of themselves.
DR. CHOPRA SAYS: MEDICAL FACTS & MYTHS EVERYONE SHOULD KNOW
By Dr. Sanjiv Chopra And Dr. Alan Ltovin
This book is filled with authoritative advice from many of the top medical experts in their respective fields. Doctor Chopra Says gives readers the tools they need to lead a healthier, happier, and longer life. “It will help people who want to improve their health or avoid risks cut through the blizzard of claims in the popular media and understand the actual scientific evidence, or lack of it in many cases.” — Nicholas H. Fiebach, MD, Professor of Clinical Medicine, Columbia University
THE PAIN CHRONICLES
By Melanie Thernstrom
If you’re one of the 70 million Americans who suffers from chronic pain or has witnessed others’ suffering, this book offers an illuminating journey toward new vision and possible relief. Thernstrom begins with links between pain, myth and religion in the “pre-modern world” and ends with her undergoing an advanced form of MRI. Why do some people stay resilient in the face of intractable pain while others despair?
THE ULTIMATE MEDICAL ENCYCLOPEDIA
By Martine Podesto
This revolutionary visual guide to the human body features hundreds of photographs and startlingly precise medical illustrations that explain the human body and detail more than 400 medical conditions and illnesses, from the most common and benign to the rarest and most serious.