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"I feel so dirty, hopeless, no-good, fat, scared, a failure. I don't deserve to live. " "My daughter is 5'8" and 60 pounds. She won't comply with anyone. She has ruined the family. " "I can't be cured. I'm too bad. I'm going to have to deal with this the rest of my life. " "My doctor told me that I don't want to grow up. " "I hate myself for being the cause of all of this. " "I don't want my daughter to die. They say we are a dysfunctional family, but we don't fight and we love our daughter. Surely something can be done. " All of these statements are based on myths and misconceptions about anorexia and bulimia. Unfortunately, these myths and others not only deepen the suffering of victims of eating disorders, but shape how we regard and treat those victims. If you are a parent , family member, loved one, or caregiver of a victim, or a victim yourself, you know the punishing pain and sense of hopelessness caused by eating disorders. Now an extraordinary new book offers new hope and help to all whose lives are threatened by these scourges. In The Secret Language of Eating Disorders, Peggy Claude-Pierre, founder of the world-renowned eating disorders program at the Montreaux Clinic in Victoria, Canada, puts these damaging myths to rest and reveals her groundbreaking theories on the ultimate cure for illnesses that current medicine treats with little success. Peggy Claude-Pierre developed her unique insights into eating disorders through successfully treating her own two anorexic daughters and hundreds of acutely ill patients at Montreaux, which specializes in treating victims near death whom doctors and hospitals haven't helped. She became convinced that eating disorders stem from a complex negative mindset. Often established at birth, it causes sufferers to feel an overwhelming sense of worthlessness that frequently results in a slow process of self-destruction. It is Peggy Claude-Pierre's conviction that this mindset--and the resulting eating disorder--can be permanently reversed through a program based on unconditional love, regard, positive reinforcement, easing of the victim's burdens of blame and responsibility, and objectivity training. In The Secret Language of Eating Disorders, Claude-Pierre details her theories on the true causes of anorexia and bulimia and lays out the basis of the Montreaux program, which has an astonishingly high success rate, curing even the gravest cases. She describes the origins of the negative mindset and the five stages of recovery from eating disorders, spotlights the special challenges of coping with them at home, and offers clear, practical guidelines to working effectively with health professionals. She also shares the voices of dozens of former patients who offer their own stories of recovery as inspiration to victims, their families, and loved ones. Peggy Claude-Pierre's heartfelt message of hope is that eating disorders can be cured, not merely managed, and that deep within every person suffering from these illnesses is a loving, deserving soul who can and should be saved. As Peggy Claude-Pierre writes to victims, "You are not failures at life, merely at understanding your own value. Soon professionals across the globe will discontinue treating the symptoms of eating disorders as the cause. " This powerful, compassionate book will revolutionize the way we think about eating disorders and their victims. It will literally save lives.
The long-awaited, bestselling Australian book on alternative health, The Secret Language of Your Body, is now newly expanded and ready for an eager international audience. Author Inna Segal unveils the secrets to understanding the messages of your body and reveals the underlying mental, emotional, and energetic causes of physical symptoms and medical conditions. This inspiring handbook delves deeply into the possible reasons for health issues in all areas of your body. Inna offers a unique, step-by-step method to assist your body in returning to its natural state of health, including a free 35-minute audio download where Inna helps you tune into your body for a powerful healing experience. By encouraging you to connect with your innate healing intelligence and calling on your body's built-in ability to heal itself, Inna gently guides you on a journey of life-changing transformation and empowerment where you will: heal the mental, emotional, and energetic causes of physical ailments use easy, quick, practical exercises to heal your organs learn the secret language of disease and powerful processes for healing understand and release limiting thoughts and emotions discover how to use color to heal your life uncover and apply the messages your body has to teach you
They're everywhere. Silent and invisible to the naked eye, they're on everything we touch, eat, breathe -- on every single inch of our skin. And despite the remarkable advances of science, germs are challenging medicine in ways that were unimaginable just a decade ago. Due to an explosion of infections never before reported in modern history and a new germ horror story surfacing every week, it's no small wonder that we're frightened -- and that antibacterial soaps are a billion-dollar business. Now, renowned microbiologist Philip Tierno cuts through the media hype with the compulsively readable Secret Life Of Germs, revealing exactly where the greatest threats may be hiding. The Secret Life Of Germs provides an inside view of this fascinating and elegantly ordered microscopic world -- from the common cold, E. coli, and Lyme disease to encephalitis, mad cow disease, and anthrax. It takes readers on a historical survey of the culprits of disease and explores the effect that they -- and the scientists who study them -- have had on our world. Rising above the common scare-tactic techniques used by many authors, Dr. Tierno's message is an optimistic one. Recognizing that humans are more often than not the main spreaders of disease, he offers numerous protective response strategies -- health and hygiene tips for inside and outside the home, advice on food safety, and pointers on human contact -- to stop the transmittal. Filled with practical and enlightening information, The Secret Life Of Germs is an engaging book that will keep readers mesmerized while helping them stay healthy.
A leading science writer examines how the brain's capacity reaches its peak in middle age. For many years, scientists thought that the human brain simply decayed over time and its dying cells led to memory slips, fuzzy logic, negative thinking, and even depression. But new research from neuroscientists and psychologists suggests that, in fact, the brain reorganizes, improves in important functions, and even helps us adopt a more optimistic outlook in middle age. Growth of white matter and brain connectors allow us to recognize patterns faster, make better judgments, and find unique solutions to problems. Scientists call these traits cognitive expertise and they reach their highest levels in middle age. In her impeccably researched book, science writer Barbara Strauch explores the latest findings that demonstrate, through the use of technology such as brain scans, that the middle-aged brain is more flexible and more capable than previously thought. For the first time, long-term studies show that our view of middle age has been misleading and incomplete. By detailing exactly the normal, healthy brain functions over time, Strauch also explains how its optimal processes can be maintained. Part scientific survey, part how-to guide, The Secret Life of the Grown-Up Brain is a fascinating glimpse at our surprisingly talented middle-aged minds.
Using studies and personal experience, Verny discusses prenatal emotional development, awareness of sound, and evidence of cognitive ability.
On the front lines with extreme hoarders, The Secret Lives of Hoarders is much more than harrowing tales of attacking the ugliest, dirtiest, and most shocking hoarding cases in the country. It is a behind-the-scenes look at this hidden epidemic--what it means, how to recognize it before it gets out of hand, and how to deal with it. Through his work with hundreds of clients in the worst circumstances-from the giant 'rat's nest' that hid more than $13,000 in cash to a vast collection of mermaid pornography to twenty five years' worth of unopened mail--Matt Paxton has learned to understand this disorder and his clients' impulses to collect, to speak the hoarders' language, and to reach out to them with compassion and concern while avoiding criticism and judgment. Most important, he guides compulsive hoarders successfully through every step of the cleanup and healing process. The Secret Lives of Hoarders is an engrossing and sometimes unsettling look at extreme clutter but one that helps hoarders, their families, and their friends find meaning in the chaos.
Author David De Angelis's search for a cure for nearsightedness was both professional and personal, since he suffered from the disease himself. An expert in muscular work dynamics, he discovered through extensive testing and an immersion in decades of scientific studies that working the extrinsic ocular muscles could preserve sight and re-educate the eyes toward better vision. He came to understand the importance of retinal defocus for transforming ocular refractive status. In this book, the author shares both the science and the "secret"-progressive retinal defocus technique-of how he was able to reverse his own myopia. The system's efficacy, he says, comes from the fact that it directly intervenes with the causes that generate myopia onset and development (overaccommodative/near-point stress). When adequately stimulated by the simple exercises presented in the book, ocular refractive capability leads to gradual strengthening of focusing capability and gradual decreasing of refractive error. Written in straightforward language, and featuring an extensive section on the scientific research in this field, The Secret of Perfect Vision offers a proven program of healing to the millions of people afflicted with this condition.From the Trade Paperback edition.
In this book, Dr. Northrup guides you toward experiencing life after 50 as the most pleasurable time of your life!
Low carbohydrate living is easier than you think, and the results can be impressive. But the sheer volume of reduced carbohydrate diet programs can make it difficult to discover which is the best for you. Finally, there's help! Author Laura Richard is a registered nurse who struggled for years to find her own solution to constant dieting. In this well-researched and informative book, updated to include the latest expert advice and diet resources, she discusses all the major programs available, guiding you through the benefits and pitfalls of each and showing you exactly how to create a low carbohydrate lifestyle that works for you. She tells you exactly what to expect from your low carb diet, and relates advice and personal success stories from low carb dieters who have changed their bodies and their lives forever. She teaches you how to harness the power of the Internet for valuable support and insight, and provides you with the research that confirms the benefits of the low carb life. Find out how simple changes to your sleep habits, fluid intake, and daily habits can speed weight loss, and learn how to use the power of low carb dieting to eat less, prevent binges, and break those inevitable plateaus. Not just another diet book, THE SECRET TO LOW CARB SUCCESS! sets you on the road to healthy weight loss, while giving you a better chance for long-term success.
Over 200 easy step-by-step select recipes from Armenian, Lebanese and Persian cuisines accompanied by 130 color photographs enable you to create authentic meals.
Go from clueless to confident in the dressing room. If you're a "fashion buff," then this book is for you. Betty Halbreich, the legendary director of personal shopping services at New York's chicer-than-chic Bergdorf Goodman, draws on her exquisite fashion sense and years of experience to help you dress to feel beautiful, confident, and perfectly at home in your own personal style. As your fashion therapist, Betty will give you valuable tips on: shopping like a pro in an enormous store (even if the prices seem high and the salespeople haughty), getting the help you need from the store's sales force, dressing for any occasion, and much more! Witty, warm, and wonderfully illustrated, this guide to shopping and dressing is the perfect accessory to any wardrobe.
Now fans of Secrets of Longevity can incorporate Dr. Mao's sage health advice into their lives in 8 short weeks. The trick is adopting small habit-forming actions that stick. Walking for 20 minutes a day, drinking a detox tea, stretching before bed, all of which add up to make a big difference in the long run. Dr. Mao expertly condenses the wisdom gleaned from his family's thirty-eight generations of practicing Chinese medicine into actions that are easy to follow and satisfying to do. Anyone looking to improve and extend their lives will appreciate this book's insightful quizzes, satisfying checklists, and delicious recipes--all designed to unlock the secrets to a longer, healthier, and happier life.
"Abundance-that beautiful overflow of true worth in a person's life-is exactly what you and I were born for. No wonder we so deeply desire it! Yet millions of Christians settle for less because they misunderstand and resist Gods ways of bringing it about. In The Prayer ofjabez, I showed readers how to ask for a life of abundant impact and significance for God. In Secrets of the Vine, I want to show you how God works in your life to answer that prayer-and what you can do to cooperate with Him to make it happen. You'll be surprised to discover how much God wants abundance for you. And you'll be relieved to know that you never need to misread His ways in your life again." An excellent devotional.
RAND researchers analyzed the health components of seven post-World War II nation-building efforts conducted after major conflicts--Germany, Japan, Somalia, Haiti, Kosovo, Afghanistan, Iraq--and found that two factors are correlated with successful health outcomes: planning and coordination, and infrastructure and resources.
Writing to help general readers become more aware of the risks associated with sexual activity, Grimes, a family physician and faculty member at the U. of Massachusetts Medical School, recounts the stories of young people from all walks of life infected with sexually transmitted diseases: herpes, human papilloma virus and resulting cervical cancer, chlamydia, gonorrhea, trichomoniasis, pubic lice, HIV, hepatitis C, and syphilis. Each section includes facts on symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, prevention, and other information about the STD. She does not include information about pregnancy or stories about homosexual partners. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Unless the patient's mind is made healthy, "whether the tumor shrinks or even goes into complete remission, genuine healing will not have occurred."
Essays by a highly regarded biblical counselor. Some of these pieces exegete Scripture with a counseling perspective, while others recast specific "psychological" problems.
This much-needed manual presents the first empirically studied, integrative treatment approach developed specifically for PTSD and substance abuse. For persons with this prevalent and difficult-to-treat dual diagnosis, the most urgent clinical need is to establish safety-to work toward discontinuing substance use, letting go of dangerous relationships, and gaining control over such extreme symptoms as dissociation and self-harm. The manual is divided into 25 topics, each of which forms the basis for one or more sessions. Covering a range of cognitive, behavioral, and interpersonal issues, topics include highly practical tools and techniques to engage patients in treatment; teach "safe coping skills" that apply to both disorders; and restore ideals that have been lost, including respect, care, protection, and healing. Structured yet flexible, sessions can be conducted in any order and in a range of settings. The volume is designed for maximum ease of use with a large-size format and helpful reproducible handouts and forms.
Selecting Effective Treatments: A Comprehensive, Systematic Guide to Treating Mental Disorders (4th Edition)by Linda Seligman Lourie W. Reichenberg
A systematic, research-based approach to the diagnosis and treatment of the major mental disorders found in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DMS-IV-TR).
The simple, untold truth about anxiety and depression is that they are habits of insecurity--and, like all habits, they can be broken. In this new edition of the highly successful Self-Coaching, Dr. Joseph Luciani shows you how to change your way of thinking and develop a healthy, adaptive way of living through his proven Self-Talk strategy for coaching yourself back to health.
The authors report on the state of the art regarding an exciting and important theory of human motivation: self-determination theory. This comprehensive theory has been under development for more than thirty years, and its postulates have received voluminous empirical support, derived from the best scientific methodologies (see Deci and Ryan 1985, 1991, 2000). The theory has finally achieved mainstream status within contemporary motivational theory and research.
A useful book for understanding and practicing cognitive approaches to the improvement of self-esteem. Contains information and cognitive behavioral activities to help build self-esteem.
Updated with the latest information A completely revised edition of the classic guide to PMS-the first book on this pressing health issue ever published in the United States Soon after Self-Help for Premenstrual Syndrome came out more than fifteen years ago, it was established as the definitive resource. In this third edition, you'll find accurate, up-to-date information on: Symptoms and causes of PMS; PMS and perimenopause; Premenstrual magnification (PMM); Diagnosing PMS Treating PMS through diet, exercise, and stress management; Vitamins, minerals, oil of evening primrose, and other nonprescription remedies; Progesterone; Antiprostaglandins, antidepressants, and diuretics; Acupuncture and alternative therapies; Psychotherapy; PMS and its effect on sexuality, the family, and creativity; Support groups; Social and political implications of PMS; Other resources, including information on using the Internet for further research. With its practical advice, friendly approach, and comprehensive resource section, you'll find Self-Help for Premenstrual Syndrome an invaluable guide to the answers you need.
This manual is written for patients with back disorders, for participants in a back injury prevention program or for anyone who wants to have a healthy back.
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