The New York Times bestselling author of The Hormone Cure and The Hormone Reset Diet shows every woman how to create a lifestyle that will help her look great, feel energized, and slow down the effects of aging.
Feel destined for cellulite, saddle bags, and belly fat? Does your family come from a long line of Alzheimer's, cancer, or heart disease? Will nothing help your aging skin or declining libido or flagging energy? This book is for you.
The body is magnificent but it doesn't come with a lifetime warranty, or an operating manual. You're the result of millions of years of evolution, but many of the adaptations that helped your ancestors survive are now working overtime to accelerate the aging process. The assumption here is that we are our genes and therefore trapped by the past. The good news is that your genetic code—the DNA sequence that is the biochemical basis of heredity—can play a minor role in the way you age.
The scientific reality is that 90 percent of the signs of aging and disease are caused by lifestyle choices, not your genes. In other words, you have the capability to overcome and transform your genetic history and tendencies. Harvard/MIT—trained physician Sara Gottfried, M.D. has created a revolutionary 7-week program that empowers us to make the critical choices necessary to not just look young, but also feel young.
Dr. Gottfried identifies and builds this book around the five-key factors that lead to accelerated aging -the muscle factor, the brain factor, the hormone factor, the gut factor, and the toxic fat factor. The 7-week program addresses these factors and treats them in an accessible and highly practical protocol and is as follows:Feed—Week 1Sleep—Week 2Move—Week 3Release—Week 4Expose—Week 5Soothe—Week 6Think—Week 7
Younger increases not only your lifespan, but also your healthspan. Dr. Gottfried's program makes it possible to change the way you age, stay younger longer, and remain healthy and vibrant for all of your days.
Over the course of her decades-long career, Dr. Eva Selhub has discovered a fundamental truth: health, happiness, and strength are often a direct result of the affirmative choices we make, regardless of whatever genetic or environmental setbacks we face. When our bodies get sick, we often feel out of control—a cycle of fear that leaves us feeling vulnerable and helpless, desperate for medication or tests that will make us well. But illness shouldn’t make us afraid. We do have control over our wellbeing, contends Dr. Selhub, and we can make choices that can positively influence any health issue, big or small, acute or chronic. It’s all about perception—how you view yourself, your resources, and your circumstances. Drawing on findings in the emerging field of epigenetics, she reveals how we can bolster the mind-body connection and actually change the way our DNA operates.
In Your Health Destiny, Dr. Selhub teaches you how to pay attention to your body’s signals, to understand what these signals mean, and to make the right choices that will bring amazing results to your health, now and for the future. You will discover ways to prevent disease from happening or getting worse; and even find that you can reverse the disease process all together.
We have more power than we think. Your Health Destiny shows you how to harness it to improve your life.
Written by a team of physicians from Emory University Hospital’s Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories, practical pearls of wisdom about the technical aspects of cardiac catheterization and other invasive cardiology procedures are presented with step-by-step instructions and easy-to-follow illustrations in this quick reference of essential material.
Also included is a chapter with video clips that highlight the role and technical versatility of the multipurpose catheter in cardiac catheterization—a technique developed, taught, and learned over many generations in the cardiac catheterization laboratories at Emory University.
Intended for daily use, this reference not only contains important guidelines for all nurses caring for cardiac surgery patients, but reinforces highly specialized skills and supports the development of new skills. It will be highly valuable to new graduates and nurses who are considering a switch to cardiac care, as well as seasoned practitioners.Key Features:
Provides a handy pocket reference for new and experienced cardiac care nurses Clearly organized for easy reference to equipment, procedures, and pre- and post-op specialty care Includes "Fast Facts in a Nutshell" feature to help guide the new nurse Pays special attention to the differences between CHD and manifestations of other heart disease states Pinpoints sensitive nursing indicators and ways to improve patient care
Don't take your liver for granted. The liver is our second largest organ. Just like the heart, the liver has to work hard to keep you alive. It is a real fighter but if you inundate it with excessive toxic substances you could injure the health of your liver. This could lead you to hepatitis, cirrhosis, fatty liver, alcoholic hepatitis, cancer, and inflammation of the bile duct. Due to our neglect, well over 25 million North Americans have chronic liver problems, making liver toxicity one of our leading health conditions.
Considering that we are living in a toxic world, I can safely make a statement that every person reading this book has liver damage to one degree or another.
Discover in this book how some herbs and nutrients can help protect and support the liver functions. When the liver falters, all other organs will fail to function ideally. If you look after your liver's health, it will reward you with years of healthy living.
Analyzing historical documents on both sides of the vaccination debate, Durbach focuses on the key events and rhetorical strategies of the resistance campaign. She shows that those for and against the vaccine had very different ideas about how human bodies worked and how best to safeguard them from disease. Individuals opposed to mandatory vaccination saw their own and their children’s bodies not as potentially contagious and thus dangerous to society but rather as highly vulnerable to contamination and violation. Bodily Matters challenges the notion that resistance to vaccination can best be understood, and thus easily dismissed, as the ravings of an unscientific “lunatic fringe.” It locates the anti-vaccination movement at the very center of broad public debates in Victorian England over medical developments, the politics of class, the extent of government intervention into the private lives of its citizens, and the values of a liberal society.
If this is you: LDL cholesterol is above 3.36, HDL is less than 1.16, and your Total Cholesterol to HDL ratio is over 4.4 mmol/L, you need to urgently bring down these numbers. You are in control. Do not wait for symptoms to appear. In 50 percent of deaths from a heart attack, sudden death was the very first symptom.
We have the knowledge to prevent a tremendous amount of death, disability and suffering right now if we are wise enough to apply it. Visit the cardiac ward of any hospital and you will understand what I mean.
In this book, you will discover seven keys in simple and concise language to help lower your cholesterol to a healthy level.
Dr. Maurer provides an optimistic evidence-based message - medical diagnoses such as prediabetes, type 2 diabetes and hypothyroid are not troublesome illnesses but rather advantageous expressions of a body that has learned to store more and spend less.
The Blood Code clears the air of confusion and allows you to reliably find the dietary and fitness habits that are right for your long and productive life.
Don't resign yourself to growing old gracefully. With Age Right as your guide, you can reduce body fat, increase strength and energy, and boost your sex drive, all while adding years to your life. With his revolutionary approach, Karlis Ullis, M.D,, provides you with the latest methods for stopping -- and even reversing -- the aging process. Based on twenty years of pioneering work with Olympic and professional athletes, Age Right offers an antiaging program that helps you extend your life span by identifying your unique aging pathway through the "Mind-Body-Spirit" test.
USING A STEP-BY-STEP, PERSONALIZED PLAN OF EXERCISE, NUTRITION, AND ANTIAGING SUPPLEMENTS, THIS UNIQUE PROGRAM OFFERS
The most up-to-date information on how and why we age, and the four key factors in the aging process
Self-tests to determine your "biological age" (versus your chronological age)
Expert advice on the best combination of nutrition, exercise, and supplements to fight the effects of age-related problems as indicated by your aging pathway
Specific guidelines for modifying your antiaging regimen based on gender, fitness level, and lifestyle
Detailed descriptions of all the antiaging supplements available today as well as treatments for the next millennium
Practical and extensive resources for choosing the right supplements, creating a specific diet and exercise plan, and finding the best antiaging health professionals
This reissue of Near Misses in Cardiac Surgery, endorsed by today's experts and with a new preface by Denton A. Cooley, M.D., Surgeon-in-Chief, Texas Heart Institute, is especially timely in this era of transition to interventional and hybrid procedures. No matter what the technical advances are, the same principles that facilitate successful outcomes in surgery (teamwork, communication, vigilance, simplicity and standardization of techniques, anticipation of the next step) will apply equally to today's hybrid procedures and to those who perform them.
A best-seller in its field when first issued, Near Misses in Cardiac Surgery has since become a resource for the Cardiothoracic Surgery Network's safety reporting system (www.CTSNet.org) and has become the template used by CTSNet as a teaching tool for the anonymous reporting of near-disasters in the field by cardiac surgeons from around the world.
Written in the second person present tense so that the reader becomes the surgeon on the spot, this reissue of Near Misses in Cardiac Surgery, although it reads like a medical thriller, is really a textbook of cardiac surgical complications, their management, and prevention. With its cogent analyses, discussions, and pertinent references, Near Misses in Cardiac Surgery will introduce a new generation of cardiac surgical residents and fellows, as well as more experienced surgeons, cardiologists, interventionalists, anesthesiologists, medical students, and nurses, to principles that are as timeless as they are essential.
Pre-diabetes is a wake-up call to warn you that you could be getting the real thing. If your blood fasting glucose is above 5.5 mmol/L, this is an indication that your insulin is beginning to lose control over your blood sugar level. You are now diagnosed as a pre-diabetic.
Pre-diabetes not only increases your risk of type 2 diabetes within 10 years but also increases your risk of a heart attack or stroke by 50 percent. If you have pre-diabetes, you may experience difficulties in losing weight. Furthermore, damages to your heart, arteries, nerves, and eyes are already taking place at this stage causing no symptoms for the present, but ticking like a time bomb.
This is a must-read book for those who have symptoms of pre-diabetes and want to discover what pre-diabetes is, its cause and the harm it can do to your health and the preventive steps you can take to keep diabetes from taking hold of your body. Read this book even if you have never been diagnosed with diabetes. You have a one out of four chances of developing pre-diabetes. Prevention of diabetes is possible at this stage
The atlas is organized into five chapters. In Chapters one, cases received closure of congenital and acquired cardiac defects are described. Transcatheter aortic valve implantation and its complications are discussed in Chapter two and three. Chapter four details the valve-in-valve therapy. Chapter five covers MitraClip therapy. It offers readers an insider’s view of 3D transesophageal echocardiography in structural heart disease interventions and to refresh their clinical work.
The authors, who work at respected transradial centers, share their extensive experience with TR intervention, providing a comprehensive review of current percutaneous interventions for cardiac surgeons and cardiothoracic surgical residents.
Editor Yujie Zhou is a Professor at the department of Cardiology, Anzhen Hospital, Beijing, China. Editor Wei Liu is a physician at the same department. Editor Ferdinand Kiemeneij is an interventional cardiologist at Department of Cardiology, Tergooi Hospital, Blaricum, the Netherlands. Editor Shigeru Saito, FACC, FSCAI, FJCC, is the director of cardiology and Catheterization Laboratories, Shonan Kamakura General Hospital, Kamakura, Japan.
Since the first publication of this book, the use of cardiovascular CT imaging has increased exponentially. Revised and updated, Cardiac CT Made Easy: An Introduction to Cardiovascular Multidetector Computed Tomography, Second Edition* captures these advances in CT scanner technology and clinical experience. For the first time, this new edition includes online access to imaging video clips.
Combining the expertise of leading cardiovascular imaging groups in North America, Europe, and Asia, this second edition continues to serve as a comprehensive introduction to the field. It focuses on the principles of multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) for cardiovascular applications, practical aspects of scan acquisition and interpretation, clinical indications and imaging protocols, and clinical findings of common cardiovascular disease conditions. The book is an essential resource for those new to the field and a trustworthy reference for those needing answers to specific questions or looking to update their knowledge.
*Now includes an identical eBook version from VitalSource with access to video material
The Pocket Manual of General Thoracic Surgery is an irreplaceable educational tool amongst trainees and practicing physicians.
Mitral Valve Repair and the recently published Aortic Root Surgery are book publications arising from the Berlin Heart Valve Symposium 2008 entitled “ The Biological Solution”. The Mitral Valve Repair session was postponed to June 2009 and was featured as the Berlin Mitral Valve Symposium at the joint meeting of the Society for Heart Valve Diseases and the Heart Valve Society of America in Berlin. The book contains a collection of proceedings on current techniques and outcomes of mitral valve repair by many of the experts in this field which provide an authoritative reference source for cardiac surgeons, family practitioners and clinicians.
Noninvasive Vascular Diagnosis comprehensively covers all aspects of noninvasive evaluation of the circulatory system in the extremities. The increasing popularity of noninvasive techniques is not reflected in the number of comprehensive works on the topic and it is clear from the success of the first edition that the demand for an updated volume is increasing.
This book presents a comprehensive overview of both pathophysiological and practical aspects of circulatory and respiratory extracorporeal support. The basics of ECMO, including its history, the “ECMO team”, cannulation, materials, and blood-surface interactions, are first discussed. The various indications for and particular characteristics of circulatory and respiratory extracorporeal life support are then described in detail in the main part of the book. Patient care during ECMO and monitoring of the ECMO patient are also carefully covered, with explanation of the management of technical and clinical complications and transport-related problems. Further topics include long-term therapy options beyond ECMO, such as ventricular assist devices and transplants, outcome, the new frontiers of ECMO for organ procurement and future challenges.
The authors are well-known experts in the field whose authoritative contributions and attention to practical aspects will be invaluable for novices and experienced practitioners alike.
Whether a man is in his twenties, thirties, or sixties, he is one day closer to being told he has a prostate problem. But positive lifestyle changes that incorporate diet, exercise, and health maintenance can significantly lower those odds. Dr. Carter shows you how in this comprehensive and authoritative guide, The Whole Life Prostate Book. With wisdom gleaned from his many years in the field, Dr. Carter cuts through the overwhelming amount of information—and misinformation—on the topic, arming men with the knowledge they need to make the best decisions about prevention, testing, and treatment. In clear language, he explains how to read test results and outlines the management options available for lower urinary tract symptoms; inflammation of the prostate; and management strategies for prostate cancer, including no immediate treatment—an approach pioneered by Dr. Carter himself that’s designed to preserve quality of life.
Filled with simple and nutritious recipes, easy-to-follow workout routines, and a straightforward approach to demystifying the complex medical jargon of prostate disease, The Whole Life Prostate Book is an empowering manual for maintaining optimal health throughout a man’s life.
There is no quick fix to fat loss, only prevention, as obesity is a lifestyle disease. It took you years of poor eating habits and a sedentary lifestyle to make you fat. Fat loss is therefore not an event, a program (dieting) nor merely a number you see on the weighing scale or your BMI. A pair of “loose pants” is a better indicator of fat loss. In essence, if you lost weight without reducing your waist circumference, you haven't done much for yourself.
To escape from the obesity trap, counting calories, dieting or cutting fat out of your diet or starvation will not help. Instead, to lose fat, you need to know how the body stores and burns fat. You need to incorporate certain lifestyle changes to mobilize your hormones to co-operate with the body to burn fat to overcome your body's resistance to permanent fat loss. That is what this book is all about.
Cancer strikes fear in people’s hearts around globe. So the appearance of a vaccine to prevent cancer–as we are assured the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine will–seemed like a game-changer. Since 2006, over eighty countries have approved the vaccine, with glowing endorsements from the world’s foremost medical authorities. Bringing in over $2.5 billion in annual sales, the HPV vaccine is a pharmaceutical juggernaut. Yet scandal now engulfs it worldwide.
The HPV Vaccine on Trial is a shocking tale, chronicling the global efforts to sell and compel this alleged miracle. The book opens with the vaccine’s invention, winds through its regulatory labyrinths, details the crushing denial and dismissal of reported harms and deaths, and uncovers the enormous profits pharma and inventors have reaped. Authors Holland, Mack Rosenberg, and Iorio drill down into the clinical trial data, government approvals, advertising, and personal accounts of egregious injuries that have followed in countries as far-flung as Japan, Australia, Colombia, India, Ireland, the U.K. and Denmark. The authors have written an unprecedented exposé about this vaunted vaccine.
Written in plain language, the book is for everyone concerned – parents, patients, doctors, nurses, scientists, healthcare organizations, government officials, and schools. Ultimately, this book is not just about the HPV vaccine, but about how industry, government, and medical authorities may be putting the world’s children in harm’s way.
- Find out the difference between a sensitivity, an intolerance and an allergy
- Discover how allergies affect your body and why
- Learn how to see through the hype and take control of your own symptoms
- Prevent attacks and treat outbreaks
With a no-nonsense approach to this controversial topic, Stop Allergies from Ruining Your LIfe... The Easy Way provides a straightforward analysis ofthe latest scientific research, allowing you to live the life you want, whatever the season.
Osteoporosis is the result of improper care of bone health during your young and middle years. Start today whether you are an adult or teenager to commit to exercise preventive wholesome living habits, which is the focus of this book.
Don't let osteoporosis transform you into a helpless bedridden cripple or to the armchair for the rest of your life! Keep osteoporosis at bay so that the future will be yours to enjoy!
Discusses the hottest topics in thoracic surgery, including lung-volume reduction surgery, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery, and laparoscopic approaches to many procedures.
Presents more than 200 full-color illustrations and step-by-step intraoperative photographs for expert visual guidance.
Discusses pearls and pitfalls to help you avoid complications.
Uses a consistent, easy-to-follow chapter format that includes clinical anatomy, pre-operative considerations, operative steps, and post-operative care to make reference easy.
Visually master a wide range of operative techniques, with authoritative guidance
Is there anything you can do to stop the slide into forgetfulness, and memory loss? Yes, growing older does not mean that you have to experience memory loss. If you can take care of your brain just like you do to your heart by feeding it with the right food and nutrients, giving it enough rest and giving it proper medical care and without abusing it, there is no reason why your brain cannot serve you well into your twilight years.
This book is filled with practical information on how you can keep your memory intact against the ravages of time. This is a must read book if you are interested in preventing age memory loss and other mental functions as well as possible for as long as possible. Act now if you think you are beginning to lose your memory. Preventing mental decline is much easier than reversing it!
Know what to do, what to avoid, and how to manage complications with the authors’ discussions of their preferred methods.
Benefit from the seasoned expertise of two master cardiac surgeons with decades of experience.Keep your skills current with state-of-the-art coverage of coronary artery surgeries, heart-lung transplantation, lung transplantation, and much more - including the latest evidence for each procedure.
Know what to look for and how to proceed with over 1,000 remarkable illustrations and photographs - many new, many in full color - that capture exactly what you will see during surgery.
The word "arthro" means joint and "itis" means inflammation, that is swelling, redness, heat and pain caused by injury or disease in the joint. There are more than 100 forms of arthritis, however the major forms are osteoarthritis, rheumatoid and gout. There are at least 600,000 Malaysians aged 60 and above being affected by arthritis.
This book is a "must read" for anyone with one of the various forms of arthritis. Optimal nutrition can dramatically improve the symptoms of any chronic illness, especially those of arthritis. You can lessen the side effects of drugs and in general have a more active and pain-free life. Arthritis relief is up to you! The information contained in this book has given relief to literally thousands of people.
Due to chronic low fiber intake most Americans retain food waste and toxins too long in the large intestine resulting in hard, difficult-to-pass stools. This deadly combination of over-retained toxins and hard stools will cause many health problems. Fiber has earned the reputation of being called “The Rolls- Royce of Non-nutrients.”
In this easy to understand and concise guide, you will discover:
• Fiber as a powerful detoxifier
• The type of fibers necessary for health
• How fiber can possibly prevent diseases like colon cancer, diabetes, heart disease, blood pressure and other intestinal problems.
• Can fiber help in controlling your weight without painful hunger pangs?
• How much fiber do you need to keep healthy?
• What are good sources of fibers?
"a powerful learning tool." Reviewed by: JH Rosser and GH Mills, Sheffield on behalf of British Journal of Anaesthesia, December 2015Recognize the Transesophageal Echocardiography (TEE) images you see in practice by comparing them to abundant 2D and 3D images, as well as an extensive online library of moving (cine) images.Learn from acknowledged leaders in the field of cardiac anesthesiology - Drs. David L. Reich and Gregory W. Fischer.See how to address specific clinical situations with detailed case studies and discussions of challenging issues.Access the complete contents and videos online at Expert Consult.
This book is comprised of 11 chapters and begins with a discussion on sources of ignition and materials first ignited, paying particular attention to three temperature thresholds of combustible substances: flash-point temperature, fire-point temperature, and self-ignition temperature. Examples of sources of ignition are given, including ashes, soot, gas, and naked or open flame. Subsequent chapters deal with the reasons, motives, and methods of arson, as well as timing devices that may be used by arsonists; fire and non-fire explosions; variables that must be taken into account when trying to determine the rate of growth of a fire; and fatality occurring in a fire. The use of photographs and drawings in fire investigation is also considered, along with collection of samples and physical evidence from a fire scene and gathering of information through interviews. The final chapter presents abridged case histories of the six categories of arson.
This monograph is written for students, fire officers and investigators, police officers, insurance investigators, and loss adjusters.
Five features of this book that make it distinctive are:Most current “How to” book on leading a food safety department from the perspective of a respected national brandProvides the proper organization and methods to manage the work necessary to ensure food safety within the organization Provides the means to utilize risk-based decisions linked to business practices that accommodate a business analysis model Demonstrates step-by-step examples that can be used for continuous improvement in sustaining food safety responsibilities Provides examples on how to gain influence and obtain resources to support food safety responsibilities
Millions of Americans take prescription drugs to treat diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, or other conditions. But beware: The foods you eat and the medications you take could be working against each other.
Don’t Eat This If You’re Taking That takes the mystery out of food and medication interactions. This easy-to-use guide details foods that can interfere with the action of the medication—whether taken for the short or long term. In this book, readers can easily find a medication, see what foods to avoid, and make smart swaps.
We all believe a diet rich in colorful fruits and vegetables, lean proteins, whole grains, and low-fat dairy products is part of healthy eating—right? Not always. Dr. Fernstrom explains exactly what foods to avoid when and why. For instance,
If you’re taking cholesterol medicine, you should cut out—or cut down on—grapefruit.
On a blood thinner? Avoid dark green veggies.
If you’re on thyroid medication, nix the soy.
And more small diet changes with big health payoffs!
As an added bonus, each chapter offers a “Dietary Supplements Alert” box, providing the most up-to-date information on interactions with vitamins, minerals, and other dietary supplements.
With this concise, scientifically based guide, consumers can easily personalize their eating plan to work with, not against, their medications.