High blood pressure can cause a lot of health problems. This handy pocket guide explains how simple lifestyle changes can help lower your blood pressure, and it brings you up to date on blood pressure medications. Written by a practicing physician with decades of experience, you'll get practical information you can put to use right away. It's just what you need to lower your blood pressure and feel great!
Open the book and find:
Why high blood pressure is bad for you
Ways to measure your blood pressure properly
Guidance on using blood pressure medications
Tips for cutting back on salt and quitting smoking
The basics of starting an exercise program
Diabetes Meal Planning and Nutrition For Dummies takesthe mystery and the frustration out of healthy eating and managingdiabetes. Both the newly diagnosed and the experienced alike willlearn what defines healthy eating for diabetes and it’scrucial role to long term health, why healthy eating can be sodifficult, and how meal planning is a key to successful diabetesmanagement
Diabetes Meal Planning and Nutrition For Dummies takesthe guesswork out of eating and preparing diabetes friendly foods.You'll learn whether popular diets fit (or don’t fit) into ahealthy eating plan, what to shop for, how to eat healthy away fromhome, which supplements you should consider, and how to buildperfect meals yourself. To get you started, this bookincludes a week's worth of diabetes-friendly meals, and fabulousrecipes that demonstrate how delicious food and effective diabetesmanagement can go hand in hand.Includes helpful information for people with both type 1 andtype 2 diabetes as well as exchange lists for diabetesExplains how your surroundings and your biology conspire toencourage unhealthy eating, and how you can gain control byplanning in advanceHelps you to understand that fabulous, nutritionally-balancedfood and diabetes management can go hand in hand
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with diabetes,Diabetes Meal Planning and Nutrition For Dummies is packedwith expert advice, surprising insights, and practical examples ofmeal plans coupled with sound nutritional advice.
Type 2 diabetes is Australia's fast-growing chronic disease, yetit can be prevented with the right diet and regular exercise.Whether you have already been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes or arepre-diabetic and hoping to avoid full-blown diabetes, thiseasy-to-understand book teaches you how to maintain a healthylifestyle and good blood glucose control so that you can preventlong-term complications and live a full and active life.
An author team of medical professionals, led by Professor LesleyCampbell and Dr. Alan Rubin, offers essential guidance and criticaladvice for taking preventative measures to avoid developing type 2diabetes in the first place. For those who have already beendiagnosed, the authors walk you through how to deal with type 2 andclearly explain how it affects your body.Highlights ways to manage the daily impact that type 2 has onyour life and prevent long-term complicationsDevotes an entire chapter to foot careExplains glucose monitoring as well as medications that youshould be familiar withDetails a healthy eating and exercise plan for getting a handleon your type 2 diabetesMakes suggestions for additional resources so you can learnmore about your diabetes
With a focus on the specific concerns of type 2 diabetes,Type 2 Diabetes For Dummies is a reliable, locally relevantresource on diabetes management.
Diabetes Cookbook For Dummies gives you everything youneed to create healthy and diabetic-friendly meals. In this revisedand updated edition, you'll discover how easy it is to managediabetes through diet. With tons of new recipes—many of themvegetarian—and the latest information on diabetes testing,monitoring, and maintenance, this book will help guide you down apath to a healthier you.
With an anticipated price tag close to $3.4 billion annually bythe year 2020, diabetes is one of the costliest health hazards inthe U.S. If you're one of the 25.8 million Americans suffering fromdiabetes, this hands-on, friendly guide arms you with the mostup-to-date nutritional information and shows you how to startcooking—and eating—your way to better health.Offers 100+ new and revised diabetic recipes for every meal ofthe dayFeatures changes in fat, carbohydrate, and proteinrecommendations that parallel the meal plan recommendations of theAmerican Diabetes AssociationCovers how to make smart choices when eating out, shopping forfood, and setting up a diabetic kitchenIntroduces ways to involve diabetic children in meal planningand preparation
If you're diabetic and want to learn how to make lifestylechanges that count, Diabetes Cookbook For Dummies shows youhow the food you eat can help treat, prevent, and managediabetes.
Thyroid for Dummies, 2nd Edition gives you thedetailed information you're looking for on new methods fordetecting thyroid disease in both adults and children, alternativetreatments, pros and cons of powerful new drugs now on the market,advice for managing the disease through changes in exercise anddiet, and much more. You're discover:What the thyroid doesHow to identify a sick thyroid and recognize who's atriskWays to find the right thyroid doctorHow to cope with hypothyroidism in childrenThe hereditary connection to thyroid diseaseHow thyroid disease affects the elderlyThe effects of hyperthyroidism during pregnancyHow to decide if surgery is necessaryTen myths about thyroid health
Updated to address advances made since the first edition,including the latest thinking on understanding thyroid disease'sconnection to depression and mania, Thyroid for Dummies,2nd Edition will tell you everything you need toknow about how the thyroid functions, what makes it malfunction,and what to do when a problem occurs.
The Great Cholesterol Myth reveals the real culprits of heart disease, including:
- Belly fat
- Triglyceride to HCL ratios
- High glycemic levels
Bestselling health authors Jonny Bowden, Ph.D., and Stephen Sinatra, M.D. give readers a 4-part strategy based on the latest studies and clinical findings for effectively preventing, managing, and reversing heart disease, focusing on diet, exercise, supplements, and stress and anger management.
Get proven, evidence-based strategies from the experts with The Great Cholesterol Myth.