From the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Grain Brain... Loss of memory is not a natural part of aging--and this book explains why. Celebrated neurologist David Perlmutter reveals how everyday memory-loss--misplacing car keys, forgetting a name, losing concentration in meetings--is actually a warning sign of a distressed brain. Here he and Carol Colman offer a simple plan for repairing those problems, clarifying misconstrued connections between memory loss and aging, and regaining and maintaining mental clarity by offering the tools for: Building a better brain through nutrition, lifestyle changes, and brain workouts Coping with specific brain disorders such as stroke, vascular dementia, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, multiple sclerosis, and Lou Gehrig's disease Understanding risk factors and individually tailoring a diet and supplementary program Features a "Life Style Audit," quizzes, a brain fitness program with the most effective ways to exercise your brain, and a nutritional program that details the best brain food and supplements.
The Bonus Years Diet reveals a science-based nutritional prescription that incorporates seven essential "bonus" foods, proven to increase lifespan-as it decreases the waistline. <P> Featuring physician and master-trained chef Ralph Felder's "protocol" of delicious foods such as chocolate, wine, and nuts, this book offers thirty days of meal plans and more than 125 recipes to create a wide variety of life- prolonging meals.
The power to amaze in 30 minutes a day, 3 days a week. Two million women have discovered Gary Heavin's secret to permanent weight loss at more than six thousand Curves fitness and weight-loss centers around the country. In thirty minutes, three times a week--and without a restrictive diet--many have been able to take off the weight and keep it off for good. The Curves Promise: A unique three-part nutrition plan that produces results quickly and shows how to maintain weight loss in order to eat normally for 28 days, and only monitor food intake two days a month A Metabolic Tune-Up helps deter yo-yo dieting and shows how to lose weight by eating more, not less Simple self-tests determine calorie or carbohydrate sensitivity, helping women individualize their food plan Shopping lists, meal plans, recipes, food and supplement guides, and charts to track progress and guide users through every phase of the nutrition and exercise plan A complete Curves At-Home workout, combining strength training and aerobics and taking only thirty minutes a day-no more than three times a week
By 2020, experts predict that more than 20 billion everyday objects will be able to capture, receive and share data via a vast, interconnected global network linked together by inexpensive sensors, GPS and 'the cloud. ' Just around the corner, real time biometric data will be automatically captured and used to learn more about the impact of lifestyle on chronic diseases and wellness, and ultimately change behavior to improve our health. A technological and social shift of this magnitude will be felt by virtually every sector of the economy, every business and every human being. It's a story that needs to be told by someone who has more than an academic understanding of this megatrend -- it needs to be told by someone who helped to create it. In his new book, The Internet of Healthy Things, (IoHT) connected health pioneer and visionary Dr. Joe Kvedar describes the phenomena driving this trend and the business opportunities that arise from it. Connecting to the IoHT presents a huge opportunity for all sectors of business and society, including payers, providers, pharma and biotech companies, and technology vendors , as well as newcomers to the space with fresh, creative ideas. This book shares Dr. Kvedar's observations as a 20-year veteran in the field.
The Lupus Handbook for Women: Up-to-date Information on Understanding and Managing the Disease Which Affects 1 in 500 Womenby Robin Dibner Carol Colman
What lupus is, how it affects the body, the 3 types of lupus, how to get a correct diagnosis, how to understand the tests, what treatments are, how to prevent flare-ups and maintain health.
Raise a Smarter Child by Kindergarten: Raise IQ Points by Up to 30 Points and Turn on Your Child's Smart Genes Pointsby Carol Colman David Perlmutter
Between birth and age five, your child has up to thirty IQ points at stake. Scientists now know that the human brain is undergoing a constant and dramatic transformation in the first years of life. During this peak time of development, every activity and experience leaves an indelible mark on your baby's brain, for better or worse. The right kind of stimulation and nutrition will create connections in the brain that promote intelligence and raise IQ. The wrong kinds of activities and foods can stifle intellectual development, destroy brain cells, and leave your child more vulnerable to learning or behavior problems down the road. So, what can you do during the first five years to ensure that your child is primed to excel? The good news is that raising a smarter child is easier than you think. It doesn't require making an investment in expensive equipment or high priced tutors. It's as simple as playing the right games, serving the right foods, and maintaining a brain-enhancing environment in your home by eliminating common household toxins. In Raise a Smarter Child by Kindergarten by Dr. David Perlmutter, you'll learn easy and highly effective strategies that can vastly improve your child's brain power and reduce his or her chances of developing ADD and ADHD. For example, you can: *Stimulate Memory:Changing a component on the over-the-crib mobile every week makes the baby compare what was there before to what's there now, reinforcing memory pathways in the brain that are critical for learning. *Spread out those shots: Schedule more frequent trips to the pediatrician for vaccinations, so that fewer shots are administered at once. Flooding the immune system with a cocktail of different vaccines can damage the nervous system. *Get rid of toxins:Protecting a child from neurotoxins found in foods, toys and even baby bottles can help preserve precious IQ points. Dr. Perlmutter provides a scientifically backed food and supplement plan for children and nursing mothers and details the many brain-building activities that you can do with your child. In addition, he reveals the numerous toys and household products that contain harmful, brain-damaging toxins and shows how to identify and combat common childhood problems like ADD and food allergies that may affect your child's development. Your job over the first five years is to help your child build the best brain possible. With Dr. Perlmutter's help, you can mine the countless opportunities you have each day to make your child smarter, happier and better prepared to excel.
Finally-the ultimate diet for fast, safe weight loss, lifelong health, and longer life, based on more than twenty years of research and the latest findings on appetite and weight. Metabolic specialist Ron Rosedale, M.D., has designed the Rosedale Diet to regulate the powerful hormone leptin, which controls appetite and weight loss by telling the brain when to eat, how much to eat-and when to stop. New research shows that leptin may be one of the body's most important hunger control mechanisms. Control leptin, and you control your weight. Most people's leptin levels are out of control, causing them to overeat and to store fat rather than burn it. The only way to flip the "hunger switch" back to normal is through a diet high in healthy fats and low in carbohydrates, saturated fat, and trans-fatty acids often found in processed food-plus just 15 minutes of daily exercise. Dr. Rosedale's 21-day diet plan is simple: Just select from the many foods on his "A" list, including "healthy-fat" foods such as avocados, nuts, olives, lobster, crab, shrimp, goat cheese, Cornish game hen, venison, and more. Then gradually add foods from the "B" list, such as steak, lamb chops, fruits, beans, and so on. A 28-day menu plan and more than 100 recipes, such as Dilled Salmon and Fresh Asparagus, Gingery Chicken Soup, Lasagna, Black Bean Wrap, Raspberry Mousse Cake, and French Silk Pie, make eating the Rosedale way deliciously easy. Weight loss is just the beginning. The Rosedale Diet will make you feel satisfied, reduce cravings, and put you in control of your "sweet tooth." It can even help eliminate or reduce heart disease, hypertension, diabetes, and other conditions associated with "natural" aging, as many of Dr. Rosedale's patients can attest. You'll find inspiring stories from them-and the power to control your weight and improve your health-in this groundbreaking book.
MOVE TO A GREAT BODY, the first book in Wellocracy's cutting edge e-book series, introduces the smart tools called activity trackers, wearable biosensors that monitor your activity levels throughout the day.Activity trackers can tell you how many steps you walk, how much time you spend sitting and how many calories you burn. Some can even measure the length and quality of your sleep. They send data to your computer, tablet or smartphone, where you can access them any time. The Wellocracy team will show you how to "listen" to your tracking information to make simple and incremental changes that can be incorporated into your life, your way to grow slimmer, stronger, fitter and happier.Do you know which tracker you need and the best brands to meet your health and wellness objectives? In MOVE TO A GREAT BODY, our experts explain how to pick the tracker that's right for you, based on your personal goals and budget. Moreover, the Wellocracy team shows you how to use tracking information to customize a personalized fitness plan that will get you up and moving in no time. And in our books and companion website wellocracy.com, we'll help you find your "stickiness factor," the term experts use to describe the particular motivational strategies that will inspire you to stay on track to achieve your goals.Identifying and understanding your own stickiness factor will enable you to stick to a fitness program even if you have never been able to do that before. Future books in the Wellocracy series will feature health devices and apps that can help you lose weight and maintain weight goals, cope with stress, improve your sleep, rev up your sex life, monitor your pregnancy, boost your productivity and manage chronic conditions like high blood pressure.Wellocracy is a community dedicated to empowering and motivating people to simply--and effectively--track and manage their health and wellness in ways that have never before possible until now, whether at home or on the go. Join us at wellocracy.com.
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