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A team of doctors has put together a compendium of tips and tricks to fight the debilitating effects of arthritis.
Cancer Talk: Voices of Hope and Endurance from "The Group Room," the World's Largest Cancer Support Groupby Barry Fox Selma R. Schimmel
For the first time,Cancer Talkprovides a support group in a book. Research shows that cancer patients who attend support groups can survive longer and lead fuller lives than patients receiving medical treatment alone. Cancer Talk, based on "The Group Room®," the nation's only talk-radio cancer support show, brings hope, information, and inspiration to everyone affected by cancer. Show host Selma Schimmel, a cancer advocate and longtime survivor, has gathered the voices of cancer patients and survivors, family and friends, physicians, therapists, and other healthcare professionals to create an invaluable guide to help you: Deal with the wide range of emotions a cancer diagnosis provokes Cope with relationships, intimacy, and physical changes Optimize the doctor-patient relationship and navigate treatment options Handle the side effects of treatment Understand legal, workplace, and insurance issues Live with and beyond cancer Anyone whose life has been touched by cancer will find new support from the intimate and empowering voices of the only real experts out there--the people who live with cancer.
IF YOU DON'T KNOW THE POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS OF MIXING HERBS, DRUGS, AND VITAMINS, YOU'RE PUTTING YOURSELF AT RISK. Did you know that . . . Using echinacea to ward off a cold while you're taking Tylenol can severely damage your liver? Mixing kava kava and alcohol can be toxic? If you're diabetic and you take Panax ginseng, you can dangerously lower your blood sugar levels? Drinking green tea can lead to false-positive results for some forms of cancer? Taking St. John's wort while you're on birth control, prescription antidepressants, or certain heart medications can be deadly? These are just a few of the warnings you need to know. If you're one of the 60 million herb, vitamin, and supplement users in America, you need to know how to use herbs and supplements safely and effectively. The Essential Herb-Drug-Vitamin Interaction Guideprofiles 300 supplements and gives vital information regarding potentially dangerous interactions, possible side effects, and typical dosages. Written by a leading authority in the field and a veteran health writer,The Essential Herb-Drug-Vitamin Interaction Guideis organized alphabetically by herb, with an index of medications at the end of the book so you can instantly locate the information you need, Comprehensive, thoroughly researched, and easy to use, this is one health guide you can't afford to be without.
An indispensable resource for every home--simple and healthy solutions for counteracting some of the uncomfortable and often dangerous side effects of over 300 common drugsFatigue, dry mouth, weight gain, nausea, liver damage, stroke, heart failure. Every year tens of millions of Americans suffer from such unwelcome consequences of over-the-counter and prescription drugs. Most believe these side effects are the inevitable price they must pay for restoring health. But that is not the case. Drawing on cutting-edge scientific research, The Side Effects Bible reveals that up to thirty percent of drug-induced side effects are caused because the drug saps the human body of essential vitamins and minerals--everyday nutrients that can easily be replaced by following the simple, healthy dietary and supplement guidelines outlined in this first-of-its-kind reference guide. Even minor deficiencies of necessary nutrients can bring on major difficulties, and The Side Effects Bible will tell readers what to eat for every drug they take.
Millions of Americans follow the "best" medical advice every day to prevent heart attacks -- eating the standard low-fat, high-carbohydrate diet so widely recommended by doctors -- but in fact they are placing themselves at greater risk for heart disease. In Syndrome X: Overcoming the Silent Killer That Can Give You a Heart Attack, Dr. Gerald Reaven, the world-renowned physician who identified and named this silent killer, explains why the standard heart-healthy diet can be dangerous and lays out a simple six-step program to reduce the risk of heart disease for everyone. The problem stems from a little-known cluster of metabolic abnormalities known as Syndrome X. The insulin resistance that lies at the heart of the syndrome can turn normal rules of good health upside down and dramatically increase the risk of heart disease. Fortunately, Syndrome X can be cured. This important book explains how to identify the disorder and provides a program of diet and exercise (plus medication when necessary) that can render Syndrome X harmless. Tested in carefully controlled research settings and in practice, this remarkable new approach has the ability to reduce the risk of heart attacks and heart disease for all of us. Dr. Reaven shows how eating a diet relatively high in "good" fats (40 percent of calories) can dramatically lower the risk of heart disease if you have Syndrome X. The approach seems paradoxical: Everyone "knows" that fat is bad, so how can more fat possibly lead to better health? The answer lies in the type of fat and the body chemistry of the people who consume it. If you have the abnormal metabolism called Syndrome X, eating a low-fat, high-carbohydrate diet to lower your LDL and blood fats won't protect you. In fact, doing so will increase the odds of heart disease. Millions of Americans have the potentially deadly, yet easily identifiable signs of Syndrome X -- but few cases are detected in time, because most physicians don't know what to look for. This trailblazing book will change that, making doctors and patients aware of the problem -- and its easy solution, an integrated program of diet and exercise that simultaneously reduces all the risk factors for heart disease, including Syndrome X. Dr. Reaven's discovery of Syndrome X has shown us that the standard approach to preventing heart disease is dangerous for many of us. Now, his safe, proven new approach explains how millions can drastically reduce their risk of heart disease. His program works not only for those who have Syndrome X, but also for anyone who simply wants to reduce the risk of heart disease.
Despite emphasizing good nutrition for two decades, despite lowering our cholesterol levels and cutting fat from our diets, we're still likely to develop heart disease and die of heart attacks. Heart disease remains the number-one killer in this country. The problem lies in a little-known but very common metabolic disorder called Syndrome X. If you have Syndrome X, your coronary arteries are under attack. Syndrome X, also known as the "insulin resistance syndrome," may be the surest route to a heart attack. The book has a complete information on Syndrome X.
Offering an exercise program and specific strategies to help eliminate migraine-inducing stress, Dr. Mauskop presents his patient-tested, seven-step program for migraine relief.
A guide to the symptoms and treatments for hypertension.
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