The story has been the same throughout history, so we wonder if we should continue to fight the battle, or if we should just learn to grow old gracefully.
Improvements in medical technology and new knowledge about exercise, nutrition, and rest are all part of the solution to remaining young and healthy. However, we continue to see some people who do not take particularly good care of themselves, yet are aging more gently—and we know instinctively that parts of the anti-aging puzzle must still be missing.
SUMMER -- an active season. Rose hips tea, garlic, cayenne pepper, and oregano, along with the Living Beauty Elixir, promote vitality, make the heart strong, and increase nutrient absorption.
AUTUMN -- time for inward reflection and preparation for the darkness of winter. Fenugreek tea and warming foods and spices like cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg protect the lungs, aid in elimination, and boost the immune system, leaving you with vibrant skin.
WINTER -- a season of stillness and rest. Getting enough sleep and eating cooked or warm foods spiced with ginger sustains body heat and immunity.
Menopause can be a difficult and confusing time--but it doesn’t have to be. Your Perfectly Pampered Menopause has the answers that make the difference, with a clear-cut plan that shows you how to look and feel better now than ever before.
Culling advice from leading medical experts, award-winning reporter Colette Bouchez dispenses the latest news on everything from hot flashes, insomnia, and dysfunctional bleeding to incontinence, bone health, weight control, and more. She explores the latest buzz on HRT, natural hormones, and the newest prescription drugs, as well as the latest in natural and traditional care for a truly comprehensive guide to midlife health.
But she also brings you advice from top beauty and lifestyle experts and clues you in on everything from anti-aging skin and hair care to the hottest news in midlife nutrition (including an anti-hot-flash diet!), divine new relaxation techniques, optimal exercise and dieting secrets, and putting the kick back into your sex life!
With this complete guide to taking care of yourself now and in the future you'll discover how midlife can be the best time of your life!
From the Trade Paperback edition.
Since 1972, Dr. Howard Murad has been studying the effects of the environment, nutrition, and lifestyle on skin and creating a skin-care program to slow the aging process. The Murad Method is the result of his three decades of clinical experience treating more than 40,000 men and women as well as independent research proving the effectiveness of the program. His unique approach to skin care combines external products and internal supplements in a simple regimen that will improve the texture and look of anyone's skin.
This book clarifies the science behind what Dr. Murad believes is the next generation of skin care, an approach based on what he calls the Water Principle. Rather than relying on a single "miracle" ingredient, this breakthrough program includes a combination of exfoliants, polyphenols and other antioxidants, amino acids, fatty acids, and anti-inflammatory agents that enhance skin hydration.
The Water Principle is the foundation of Dr. Murad's unique system for repairing and rejuvenating your skin. The skin is your body's largest organ, and The Murad Method is the first book to show you how its appearance directly reflects your overall health.
The Murad Method has been clinically proven to:
- boost hydration
- reduce wrinkles
- increase elasticity
- improve sun protection
By following a regimen that suits your skin type and requires just five minutes, morning and night, for five weeks, you will not only counter the damage that causes aging, but actually reverse the visible signs of aging and reduce wrinkles.
Simple, clear charts show you how to customize an anti-aging regimen for your skin type and special concerns. You can assemble your own program, using either Murad or name-brand products. There is an extensive listing of products that contain the key ingredients Dr. Murad recommends in his anti-aging prescription to guide you.
The information in this book will change the way you think about your skin--and give you the tools you need to make your skin look younger in five weeks.
—Ron Lawrence, MD, PhD, Director, Council on Natural Nutrition
Don’t forget to take your vitamins! It’s good advice. But everybody’s needs are different. Age, lifestyle, gender, ethnicity, diet, and habits all play a role in determining which vitamins and minerals you need more or less of in your diet. Like traffic lights, vitamins help regulate your body’ most basic functions at the cellular level. And just like those red, green and amber beacons, they must be synchronized—not too many or too few—to get you through your life’s journey in good shape. Now Vitamins For Dummies shows you how to have green lights all the way.
Confused by vitamins? Mystified by minerals? Can’t tell the difference between gingko and ginseng? In this straight-talking guide, two experts cut through the confusion and help you:Get a handle on what each vitamin mineral and supplement does Create a personalized supplement program Understand the fine print on the labels Combat or prevent specific ailments Enhance memory, mood, and energy Slow the aging progress
Drawing upon their years of experience in clinical practice as well as the latest scientific research into nutritional supplements, Chris Hobbs and Elson Haas, MD, tell you, in plain English, what you need to know to make informed decisions about which supplements you take. They cover:The ABCs of vitamins All about minerals Amino acids and proteins—the body’s building blocks The importance of fats and oils Common supplements for digestion Super-foods and other great supplements The top 40 herbal supplements
As an added bonus, Vitamins For Dummies features a quick-reference, A-to-Z guide to treatments for 90 common complaints. From acne to motion sickness to varicose veins, the authors describe complete healing programs that include vitamin, mineral and herbal supplements and lifestyle changes.
Your complete A-to-Zinc guide to vitamins, minerals, herbs and other nutritional supplements, Vitamins For Dummies is your ticket to good health and long life.
These seven categories comprise hundreds of health problems in our modern world – problems that get worse and cause subsequent illness if left untreated. 7-Syndrome Healing takes you on an in-depth journey that covers more than 130 of the most effective and beneficial dietary supplements on the market today. These vitamins, minerals, herbs, and other products help stop the endless progression of health problems, and they do so in the best way: naturally.
You’ll learn the basics of core vitamins, minerals, and other natural compounds that are important to anyone seeking to prevent the seven syndromes and to live a long, healthy life.
Each easy-to read section of 7 Syndrome Healing will help you quickly identify information in the areas of health that interest you and pertain to your unique needs. This complete manual features detailed examinations of the most popular and effective dietary supplements, nutrients, herbs, and other natural alternative remedies, their applications, their history, and their benefits.
• Comprehensive information on the health challenges today's women face throughout life, all in an easy-to-follow alphabetical format
• A-to-Z format provides the latest information on natural supplements that can effectively tackle health concerns faced by women
• Useful, little-known, important information "Of Special Interest to Women" in every entry
• Guidelines on how to develop a personalized nutrition plan for women of every age and stage of life
• An overview of the state of women's health today -- from heart and bone disease to breast cancer to hormonal and reproductive issues -- including the latest research and resources
• And more.
Part of the Healthy Home Library series, A Woman's Guide to Vitamins, Herbs and Supplements provides essential health information that no woman should be without.
In this UPDATED AND EXPANDED EDITION Dr. Janet equips you with the most current, vital knowledge for good health with tips on:FAMILY HEALTH REMEDIESNATURAL BODY MAINTENANCEDETOXES AND CLEANSESSUPERFOODS AND SUPPLEMENTSSYMPTOM TRIGGERSAND MUCH MORE!If you are seeking to take more responsibility for your state of health and well-being, this book is written just for you.
Nike Culture describes and deconstructs the themes and structures of Nike's advertising, outlines the contradictions between image and practice, and explores the logic of the sign economy. In addition, by focusing on issues revolving around representations of race, class and gender, the desire for both community and recognition, and the construction of sport as a spiritual enterprise, the book offers insights into the cultural contradictions embedded in sports culture.
In Landscapes of Capital Robert Goldman and Steven Papson examine how corporate television ads from the last fifteen years have organized predominant images, tropes and narrative representations of a world in transition. The volume takes particular interest in how relations of space, time, speed, capital, technology and globalization are narratively represented in advertising. Goldman and Papson skillfully demonstrate how Capital represents itself at a moment of critical historical transition - the passage into high-tech globalization and the crises associated with it. They argue that corporate ads can be read to reveal how Capital represents itself and the world that is being wrought - in terms of the signifiers it prefers and the stories it tells.