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365 Ways to Boost Your Brain Power

by Carolyn Dean Valentine Dmitriev Donna Raskin

An apple a day doesn't just keep the doctor away, it can also improve memory. From eating the right foods to knowing the right exercises, becoming smarter isn't always about textbooks and tests. With this practical, interactive guide, you can amp up your IQ in no time! Filled with 365 tips and tricks to better the brain, you'll learn that: Gingko Biloba increases blood flow to the brain learning a new language improves brain function classical music will help your problem-solving abilities sitting up straight doesn't just elevate your body, it improves your thinking process taking a brisk walk builds a better connection between brain cells eating at least one cup of blueberries a day reduces the effects of Alzheimer's disease or dementia and other brain boosting facts! This book is all that's needed for smarter living#151;starting now.

365 Ways to Look-and Feel-Younger

by Meera Lester Carolyn Dean

Okay, so you are 35 . . . 40 . . . 50 . . . 60 . . . and counting. You've got a few laugh lines here, a little cellulite there. And sometimes you can't remember your own name. But you're not ready for the old folks? home yet. With this book, you can look better, feel better, and live better'every day of the year. Inside this comprehensive, practical guide, you'll find easy things you can do every day to make the rest of your life the best of your life, such as: Fight wrinkles with eel grapes Try the Yab Yum sexual position with your partner tonight Fight cellulite with circuit training Adopt a dog'and walk it every day Learn French'and then book a trip to Paris From superfoods and weight training to memory boosters and real-life aphrodisiacs, these are anti-aging tips and tricks that really work'no matter what your age. Because you're not getting older, you're getting stronger, smarter, sexier, thinner, wiser, bolder, happier . . .

Best You Ever 365 To Ways Be: Richer, Happier, Thinner, Smarter, Younger, Sexier, and More Relaxed-Each and Every Day

by Meera Lester Eve Adamson Carolyn Dean Rachel Laferriere Rebecca Swanner

Lower your cholesterol. Reinvigorate your sex life. Pay off your credit cards. You can have all the things you want if you take life one day at a time! In Best You Ever, you'll find daily, expert advice you need to be your very best self. Each day's entry offers tips, tricks, and tried-and-true tactics for a different aspect of your life, such as: Monday: Only Use Cash or Checks to Make Sure You Save Money Tuesday: Create a Happiness Blog to Record Life's Best Moments Wednesday: Eat Folic Acid to Be Thinner Thursday: Try Sage and Lemon Balm to Improve Your Memory Friday: Pile on the Garlic to Fight Aging Saturday: To Spice Things Up, Create Your Arousal Map Sunday: Tune Up Your Chakras to Relax Take control and transform yourself!

A Culture of Stone: Inka Perspectives on Rock

by Carolyn Dean

A major contribution to both art history and Latin American studies, A Culture of Stone offers sophisticated new insights into Inka culture and the interpretation of non-Western art. Carolyn Dean focuses on rock outcrops masterfully integrated into Inka architecture, exquisitely worked masonry, and freestanding sacred rocks, explaining how certain stones took on lives of their own and played a vital role in the unfolding of Inka history. Examining the multiple uses of stone, she argues that the Inka understood building in stone as a way of ordering the chaos of unordered nature, converting untamed spaces into domesticated places, and laying claim to new territories. Dean contends that understanding what the rocks signified requires seeing them as the Inka saw them: as potentially animate, sentient, and sacred. Through careful analysis of Inka stonework, colonial-period accounts of the Inka, and contemporary ethnographic and folkloric studies of indigenous Andean culture, Dean reconstructs the relationships between stonework and other aspects of Inka life, including imperial expansion, worship, and agriculture. She also scrutinizes meanings imposed on Inka stone by the colonial Spanish and, later, by tourism and the tourist industry. A Culture of Stone is a compelling multidisciplinary argument for rethinking how we see and comprehend the Inka past.

Happiest You Ever: 365 Ways to Invite More

by Susan B. Townsend Meera Lester Carolyn Dean

Happiness is more than a state of mind--it's a lifestyle! And with this book, you can transform your life--and get happy in only 365 days. With daily tips and tried-and-true tactics for every aspect of happiness, you'll reach for the stars--and shine! Monday:Update your resume Tuesday:Volunteer to read books to the blind Wednesday:Take a down-in-the-dumps chum to the circus Thursday:Max out your odds for Mr. Right at your local pub--on Trivia Night Friday:Get out the George Foreman grill and have a BBQ for the whole familyindoors Saturday:Join a hiking club and strut your stuff Sunday:Take a sunrise yoga class With this book, you'll have the advice you need to make this the year that you bliss out--every day in every way!

Hormone Balance

by Carolyn Dean

Hormone Balance Provides prescriptive, easy-to-read information that helps women overcome the hormonal rollercoaster that often leads to mood swings, PMS, weight gain, and more. This comprehensive work provides traditional and alternative solutions for women to balance hormones and achieve greater overall health for issue such as: - Perimenopause--causes and patterns, including the estrogen dominance theory, the importance of the thyroid and adrenals, and the effects of the environment- Menopause--the pros and cons of HRT and natural, bioidentical HRT hormones- Bone density loss--why boomers are losing bone and how to protect against it, exposing the "calcium as the only solution to osteoporosis" myth- Monthly challenge--bloating, cramping, extreme mood shifts, and more- Hormonal diet--smart tips for weight balance and foods and supplements to support the liver, intestines, and adrenals.

IBS Cookbook For Dummies

by MA Carolyn Dean ND L. Christine Wheeler

A unique guide to decreasing symptoms of IBS through delicious food Do you suffer from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)? You're not alone; it is estimated that about 35 million Americans experience the symptoms of IBS. IBS Cookbook For Dummies provides those affected by IBS with easy-to-follow, easy-to-understand recipes to create meals using foods and methods that decrease the risk of experiencing the discomfort of symptoms associated with the disorder. Inside you'll find the dietary tips and information you need to decrease your symptoms and discomfort simply by watching what you eat. You'll find more than?100 tasty recipes you can easily make at home. And since individuals with IBS often suffer from various complications-including bowel obstructions, sores and ulcers within the intestinal tract, and malnutrition or the presence of nutritional deficiencies-IBS Cookbook For Dummies provides a nutritional meal plan that will help alleviate these complications. Presents more than 70 delicious, easy-to-make recipes designed to ease the symptoms of IBS Helps you avoid "trigger" foods and choose healthier alternatives Includes tips for menu planning, including healthy meals and snacks Explains what to eat when traveling and dining out No need to suffer when you have IBS; just get this handy guide to start eating-and feeling-better!

The Magnesium Miracle

by Carolyn Dean

"Magnesium is indeed the unsung hero and is a key nutriceutical that everybody needs to know about. . . . This book needs to be read by any individual wishing to improve their quality of life. . . . Dr Dean has the best credentials in bringing solutions to those suffering from the hidden magnesium disorders that affect most of us." - DR. STEPHEN T. SINATRA, M.D., F.A.C.C., F.A.C.N. Author of Lower Your Blood Pressure in Eight Weeks More than seventy-five years ago, medical scientists declared magnesium to be an essential nutrient, indispensable to life. When this mineral is part of your diet, you are guarding against-and helping to alleviate-health threats such as heart disease, stroke, osteoporosis, diabetes, depression, arthritis, and asthma. But while research continues to reaffirm magnesium's irreplaceable contribution to good health, many Americans remain dangerously deficient. In The Miracle of Magnesium, Dr. Carolyn Dean, an authority on this mineral who has used it with dramatic success in her own practice, explains the vital role that magnesium plays in the control of many serious ailments-from painful muscle spasms and bladder problems to traumatic brain injury and complications of pregnancy and childbirth. Inside you will discover * How diets and lifestyles can create a dangerous magnesium deficiency * Which magnesium-rich foods keep your vital organs healthy and which to avoid * Why other nutrients, including calcium, need magnesium to become potent * What vitamins and minerals work with magnesium to treat specific ailments * Why prescription medicines, such as birth control pills, can deplete magnesium * Which magnesium supplements are best for you Whether you need help with a serious health problem or merely want to protect the good health you already enjoy, The Miracle of Magnesium will answer all your questions. It may even save your life.From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Miracle of Magnesium

by Carolyn Dean

"Magnesium is indeed the unsung hero and is a key nutriceutical that everybody needs to know about. . . . This book needs to be read by any individual wishing to improve their quality of life. . . . Dr Dean has the best credentials in bringing solutions to those suffering from the hidden magnesium disorders that affect most of us."-DR. STEPHEN T. SINATRA, M.D., F.A.C.C., F.A.C.N. Author of Lower Your Blood Pressure in Eight WeeksMore than seventy-five years ago, medical scientists declared magnesium to be an essential nutrient, indispensable to life. When this mineral is part of your diet, you are guarding against-and helping to alleviate-health threats such as heart disease, stroke, osteoporosis, diabetes, depression, arthritis, and asthma. But while research continues to reaffirm magnesium's irreplaceable contribution to good health, many Americans remain dangerously deficient.In The Miracle of Magnesium, Dr. Carolyn Dean, an authority on this mineral who has used it with dramatic success in her own practice, explains the vital role that magnesium plays in the control of many serious ailments-from painful muscle spasms and bladder problems to traumatic brain injury and complications of pregnancy and childbirth. Inside you will discover* How diets and lifestyles can create a dangerous magnesium deficiency* Which magnesium-rich foods keep your vital organs healthy and which to avoid* Why other nutrients, including calcium, need magnesium to become potent* What vitamins and minerals work with magnesium to treat specific ailments* Why prescription medicines, such as birth control pills, can deplete magnesium* Which magnesium supplements are best for youWhether you need help with a serious health problem or merely want to protect the good health you already enjoy, The Miracle of Magnesium will answer all your questions. It may even save your life.From the Trade Paperback edition.

Self Care for Life

by Meera Lester Carolyn Dean Skye Alexander

The best way to take care of your self is to take care of your Self. With its unique three-fold approach, this book helps you nurture and nourish the mind, body, and spirit within the natural course of every day: Mind Take a break from the (bad) news. It's hard to find spiritual sustenance and renewal in a world rocked by tension. So turn off the television and radio, stay off the Internet, and stop the daylong bombardment of negativity from virtually every media outlet. Body Drink a cup of gyokuro tea. Theanine is an amino acid that increases alpha brainwave activity--and gyokuro tea is chock full of it. One cup of this Japanese green tea and you'll be calmer and wiser for up to four hours. Spirit Choose a natural talisman. A talisman is a token chosen to create a certain effect. Crystals, stones, and feathers are natural talismans you can use to protect yourself from anxiety, relieve stress, and remind you who you really are. From alternative medicine and ayurvedic nutrition to chakra healing and tantric sex, this book allows you to weave self-care into the weft and woof of your lives, transforming your lives--moment to moment, hour to hour, day to day.

Your Guide to Health: Alzheimer's

by Carolyn Dean

With more than 5 million Americans living with Alzheimer's disease, families and caregivers of Alzheimer's patients need guidance and support more than ever before. This guide offers an overview of the medical, legal, and practical questions and decisions caregivers and families of Alzheimer's patients face. With this book, you will learn how to: Find the right doctor for your loved ones Choose treatments and medications Build and maintain brain health Handle living, medical, financial, and legal issues Set up care and support systems for your loved ones Understand the latest research in Alzheimer's treatment, including genetic testing and diagnostic imaging This handbook explains the disease, its warning signs, and its diagnosis, while providing complete information on care and treatment. Whether it's early-onset or late-onset Alzheimer's, you will be well informed and prepared to take the right steps toward a better life for your loved ones.

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