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The Doctor Is In: A 7-step Prescription for Optimal Wellness

by Travis Stork

DO YOU KNOW WHO THE GREATEST HEALTH GURU IN HISTORY IS? IT'S YOU. DR. TRAVIS STORK, popular host of The Doctors, will show you how to transform your own health in seven simple steps. As an emergency room physician, Dr. Travis Stork regularly sees the effects that poor lifestyle choices--the same decisions we face every day about what to eat and how active to be--have on our bodies over time. But just a few small tweaks to your daily habits can help you live longer and feel stronger. You can also conquer many chronic conditions--such as some of the biggest killers in America: heart disease, type II diabetes, and some cancers--before they happen. A lively, eye-opening guide, The Doctor Is In cracks the often-intimidating wellness code. You don't need to follow the latest health crazes. Your power to save your own life is potentially thousands of times greater than that of any physician, wellness guru, or fitness expert. The secret is in seven easy, positive, and crucial steps that will help you change the way you think about diet, exercise, and the health care system. As he breaks down the building blocks for health into doable tips and action plans, Dr. Stork demystifies nutrition, exposes food fads, explains why you should be ruthlessly skeptical of health advice, and tells you which numbers you should track to keep yourself on the road to optimal wellness. Being healthy is an important and achievable goal no matter your age or fitness level. You already hold the key to a long and happy life. It's time to put that power into action!DID YOU KNOW THAT YOU HAVE THE POWER TO . . . * Increase your life expectancy by up to a decade or more?* Prevent or slow the development of many chronic and fatal diseases?* Lower your high blood pressure?* Reduce your risk of certain cancers?* Conquer and reverse obesity?* Potentially reduce your risk for Alzheimer's disease?* Avoid spending many years and countless thousands of dollars on agonizing medical procedures, hospital stays, and medications due to preventable conditions?

The Doctor is In(sane)

by Dave Hepburn

Shrinking budgets, stressful conditions, demanding patients: today's medical professionals face enormous pressure. What's a doctor to do? For Dave Hepburn, the only relief is in relishing the ridiculousness of it all. In his first book, the GP and popular columnist proves the adage about laughter and medicine. He tackles a variety of health issues, from smoking ("the nicotine patch works best when placed directly over the mouth") to the body mass index ("useless, corrupt, and irrelevant") and provides sensible, up-to-date advice about commonplace conditions and remedies while poking good-natured fun at his patients, Britney Spears, lawn bowling, and most of all, himself. Whether tracing the tenuous myth of tendonitis, analyzing the role of acupuncture, or meditating on the Museum of Menstruation, Dr. Dave holds nothing back as he takes on the foibles of human health and modern medicine.

The Doctor Joke Book

by Sid Berman

Jokes about doctors and the medical establishment.

Doctor Murray's Total Body Tune-Up

by Michael Murray

By the co-author of the bestselling Encyclopedia of Natural MedicineDoes your body need a tune-up?In this remarkable new approach to holistic medicine, Michael Murray, N.D., one of the nation's leading naturopathic doctors, shows you how to use the latest information in natural medicine to customize a program that will have every system in your body running like new. Take Dr. Murray's self-tests to pinpoint your health priorities. Then go on this fascinating guided tour to better health.Circulatory system: lower your blood pressure without pills * keep your cholesterol in check with a vitamin derivative * stop varicose veins with a treatment that's better than surgeryImmune system: foods that bolster your defenses against cancer and other life-threatening illnesses * herbs to stop a cold ... fast!Digestive system: discover Germany's number one natural remedy for digestive problems * what's dangerous about antacids * how to stop heartburn with DGLBrain and nervous system: natural remedies for memory loss and depression * brain-boosting vitamins and herbsDetoxification system: cleanse your liver with an ancient herb * revitalize your system through safe fastingEndocrine system: a no-cost way to burn fat * new ways to achieve crucial hormonal balance and reduce stressSkeletal system: how to prevent -- even reverse -- osteoporosis with these simple natural supplements * new approaches to arthritis and chronic fatigueSexual system: how to bring more energy to your love life without dangerous drugs * ease menopausal hot flashes, and much more!Here are the tools -- and the knowledge -- you need to put yourself in the best shape of your life.

Doctor, What Should I Eat?

by Isadore Rosenfeld

One of America's most trusted physicians and the bestselling author of the blockbuster The Best Treatment prescribes the right foods to treat or prevent scores of health-care problems, from asthma, ulcers, and infertility to Alzheimer's, CFS, and Parkinson's disease. Nutrition tables throughout. Index.From the Hardcover edition.

The Doctor Will Not See You Now

by Jane Poulson

A spiritual autobiography by Dr. Poulson takes the reader by the arm through the story of her career as a sighted medical scientist who became blind in the first year of her professional career. No reader will fail to be astonished and inspired by her accomplishments and optimism.

Doctors Are More Harmful Than Germs: How Surgery Can Be Hazardous to Your Health and What to Do About It

by Lisa Haller Harvey Bigelsen

Most people would consider a knife wound to the stomach a serious health risk, but a similar scalpel wound in an operating room is often shrugged off. In Doctors Are More Harmful Than Germs, Dr. Harvey Bigelsen explains how today's medical doctors overprescribe surgery and ignore its long-term health implications. Any invasive medical procedure, he argues--including colonoscopies and root canals--creates inflammation in the body, leading to serious and long-lasting health problems. Inflammation, according to Dr. Bigelsen, is the real cause of all chronic disease (persistent or long-lasting illness). Noting that Western medicine has yet to "cure" a single chronic disease, Bigelsen points to a new paradigm: one that treats each patient as an individual (rather than as a set of symptoms), avoids further damage to the body through surgery, and looks for the root cause of chronic disease in past damage done to the patient's body--whether caused by a bad fall or a scalpel. Provocatively written and radical in its approach, Doctors Are More Harmful Than Germs challenges readers to rethink everything they believe about illness and how to treat it.

The Doctor's Book of Natural Health Remedies

by Editors of Natural Health

The most comprehensive handbook ever written about vitamins, herbs, supplements, and holistic healing--everything you need to feel better, live longer, and look great doing it THIS BOOK MAY HELP YOU SAVE A LIFE--YOUR OWN. With health care costs rising, insurance systems in flux, doctors and hospitals overwhelmed, the only person who can really take charge of your health and the health of your family is you. This is your guide. For more than 40 years, Natural Health has been the leading authority on holistic, alternative, and natural healing. Now, for the first time ever, all that science-based, expert-driven, research-intensive information has been distilled into one must-have, authoritative guide to healing the self. In these pages, you'll find stunning new research, unparalleled expert advice, how-to health guides, and a scientific, myth-debunking approach to natural remedies. Search for your symptoms. Find your cure. The power is yours. A clean life for you--and your family--starts now. Lose Dangerous Belly Fat, Fast: And keep it off for good. Our all-natural, 10-step program tells you what to eat, drink, and do--with immediate waist-shrinking results. Discover which probiotics help you burn more calories when you eat, which popular, "healthy" nut actually slows your metabolism, and the stealth toxin in your kitchen that activates fat cell growth (eliminate it and slash your risk of obesity by 75 percent!). Look Younger, Feel Younger: Discover the astonishing, inexpensive (and natural!) supplements that tighten skin, increase fat loss, and help build muscle. And learn some simple recipes for building anti-aging smoothies that turn fresh fruit into wrinkle-erasing superfoods. Sleep Easier Tonight: Conquer fatigue with our 9-step plan to fall asleep quickly--and stay sleeping soundly throughout the night. (Hint: A subtle scent in your bedroom could be part of the problem!) Re-energize Your Love Life. One supplement alone made a whopping 70% of women feel "more satisfied" after sex. Plus: How plant protein can re-energize your ovaries. Turn Up Your Mood Meter. This one green, leafy vegetable has been shown to improve the effects of both Prozac and talk therapy. Cure that Cold or Flu: Stop them before they start, with the newest natural options--one magical berry alone can reduce symptoms by 50 percent. Plus: A homeopathic "flu shot" that's proven 88% effective. PLUS! THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO HERBAL REMEDIES! A-Z Guide to Healing Herbs: Cure yourself with these 30 essentials, from aloe vera to white willow bark, nature's relief for migraines, eczema, menopause, UTIs, anxiety, depression, and many more. It's your new medicine cabinet, fully stocked. The Get Happy Herb Guide: The serenity savers (lemon balm, kava kava) and bliss boosters (chocolate, milk thistle) guaranteed to raise your spirits. The Best Herbs for Women: These 12 will ease your mood swings, headaches, menstrual cramps, menopause, with no nasty side effects. A must-read for husbands, too. AND! Yoga, meditation and Ayurvedic therapies: The latest science on treatments and classes, with complete how-to guides for at-home use. The Doctor's Book of Natural Health Remedies--in a world of questionable cures, it's the one book you can trust.

The Doctor's Complete College Girls' Health Guide

by Jennifer Wider

Congratulations, you've made it. Now it's time for some serious girl talk about how you're going to get through the next four years in a new place while trying to make new friends, fit in, and get good grades...all on your own! Destined to become a college girl's best friend, this head-to-toe guide will keep you physically, mentally, and emotionally healthy on the exciting journey to independence and adulthood. Dr. Jennifer Wider has networked with college girls around the country to find out the information they needed most. Here are answers to all your questions about: *Sexuality and birth control *Eating disorders *Sleep problems *Weight management *Pap smears and gynecological health *Protecting yourself against STDs *Handling depression, anxiety, loneliness, and stress *Treating PMS, PMDD, yeast and urinary tract infections *Drugs and addiction *Proper diet and nutrition *Surviving spring break *Navigating the college health center *And much more From the common cold to tattooing to what every girl should pack in her "campus health kit," you'll find it here. Written in consultation with college grads who've been there and done that, this is the most important book you'll carry for the next four years.

The Doctor's Diet

by Travis Stork

THE DOCTOR'S DIET is way more than just an eating plan: It's a blueprint for a longer, healthier, happier life!THE DOCTOR'S DIET is the solution to unhealthy eating, an American epidemic with a death toll higher than that of car accidents, drug abuse, smoking, and gun violence combined. Here, Dr. Stork offers a flexible and workable diet plan that addresses this health crisis by helping you lose weight, restore your health, and ultimately add years to your life. Because Dr. Stork understands the urgency of this weight crisis, he created a simple 14-day jump-start STAT plan so that you can begin losing weight right away. Readers will be inspired by Dr. Stork's encouragement, and will establish healthy new eating habits with great-tasting meals, easy-to-follow recipes, and enough flexibility that anyone can follow along, from vegetarians to meat-eaters and everyone in between! This is a diet that can work for you.

The Doctor's Guide to Gastrointestinal Health

by Marian Betancourt Paul Miskovitz

"This is the reference guide you dream about--answers to all your important questions written in a language you can understand. For everyone who wants better health and peace of mind. " --Diane Sawyer, Co-anchor of ABC News' Good Morning America and PrimeTime Thursday "An important, practical, easy-to-read, and easy-to-understand source of information for anyone with a chronic gastrointestinal problem. " --Isadore Rosenfeld, M. D. , Rossi Distinguished Professor of Clinical Medicine at Weill Medical College of Cornell University and bestselling author Digestive ailments, whether mild or life-threatening, are a major concern for millions of people--and they can be difficult to diagnose and treat. Now, in this essential reference book, Dr. Paul Miskovitz, a physician at one of the world's top medical institutions, helps you understand the causes, symptoms, diagnoses, and medical treatments for a wide range of gastrointestinal disorders--everything from heartburn to IBS to hepatitis C. This comprehensive, user-friendly guide begins with an overview of how your gastrointestinal system works and how it is affected by lifestyle, age, and emotions. Dr. Miskovitz then explains the disorders that can affect your esophagus, stomach, intestine, gallbladder, liver, pancreas, colon, and abdominal cavity--revealing how to identify and treat problems and, in most cases, prevent them. You'll also learn how to: * Maintain a healthy gastrointestinal system through diet, exercise, checkups, and screenings * Find the right gastroenterologist for you * Identify symptoms and get an accurate diagnosis * Prevent gastrointestinal problems when you travel Complete with a list of organizations that provide information and support, The Doctor's Guide to Gastrointestinal Health is the ultimate resource for you and your family.

The Doctor's Guide to Weight Loss Surgery: How to Make the Decision That Could Save Your Life

by Louis Flancbaum Erica Manfred Deborah Flancbaum

Whether you're already planning to have weight-loss surgery or are still trying to decide, here is what you need to know about the operation that could save your life If you are considering weight-loss surgery, you are not alone. Obesity is the most common chronic disease in the U. S. today, affecting one out of every four Americans. In this indispensable resource, Dr. Louis Flancbaum, one of the world's foremost experts on weight-loss surgery, takes you through the entire process, from presurgical evaluation to postop care. You'll find everything you need to know to get the most out of the latest groundbreaking procedures available that can radically improve your health--and your quality of life. You'll discover: * Why WLS is the safest treatment for patients with clinically severe or morbid obesity * How to determine if you're a candidate for WLS * What to look for when choosing a surgeon * How to choose the surgical procedure that's right for you * What to expect pre-, peri-, and postsurgery * Common side effects and what they can mean for you * Diet and nutritional guidelines after WLS Plus: what to do if your insurance policy excludes obesity treatment, how to determine when you can resume normal activities and return to work, healthful recipes, patient success stories, support groups . . . and much more Including detailed charts and tables, helpful resources, and websites, this is the only sourcebook on weight-loss surgery you'll ever need. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Doctors of Infamy: The Story of the Nazi Medical Crimes

by Heinz Norden Alexander Mitscherlich Fred Mielke

This book documents the German medical war crimes. In 1946, twenty-three German defendants were indicted and arraigned before a war crimes tribunal widely known as the "Nuremberg Medical Trial." Twenty of the defendants were physicians who, as governmental, military, or SS officials, stood at or near the top of the medical hierarchy of the Third Reich. The book includes statements by the leading figures of German medicine in the trials, a discussion of medical ethics and a pictorial section.

Documentation for the Physical Therapist Assistant

by Wendy D. Bircher

Build your documentation skills--and your confidence. Step by step, this text/workbook introduces you to the importance of documentation and shows you how to develop and write a proper and defensible note. You'll learn how to provide the proper documentation to assure all forms of reimbursement (including third party) for your services. You'll also explore issues of patient confidentiality, HIPAA requirements, and the ever-increasing demands of legal and ethical practice in a litigious society.

Dodging the Toxic Bullet

by David Suzuki David R. Boyd

Dodging the Toxic Bullet presents workable strategies that show how we can live longer, healthier lives by breathing clean air, eating healthy food, drinking safe water, and using non-toxic products. Author David R. Boyd provides accessible background on a range of hazards including mercury in fish, carcinogens in cleaning products, lead in toys, and lethal E. coli in ground beef. His clear directions for reducing risk include growing lots of houseplants, choosing whole foods, avoiding consumer products with strong or long-lasting smells, and using green cleaning products. Easy-to-follow advice and informative sidebars and checklists make this a must-have guide, especially for parents of infants and children.

Does Television Make You Fat? Lifestyle and Obesity

by Rae Simons

This book is an excellent first step in battling the obesity crisis by educating young children about the risks, the realities, and what they can do to build healthy lifestyles right now.

Does This Make Me Look Fat?: The Definitive Rules for Dressing Thin for Every Height, Size, and Shape

by Leah Feldon

"There are really only two kinds of clothes in the world--those that make you look fat and those that don't. All the rest is just details," writes style maven Leah Feldon. "If you really want the answer to 'Does this make me look fat?' this is where you'll get it--whether you're an ultra-size diva on a mini-size starlet. Here, clothes that add heft are taken to task and those that diminish it are cheered. In these pages you will find out exactly what you need to know to make you look slimmer, taller, and better-proportioned in your clothes. " Feldon both enlightens and delights as she takes on old clichés, details common mistakes, and shares the fine points of "Camouflage Chic. " "It's about artfully disguising figure challenges while highlighting your assets and adding a dash of real style. " Packed with practical, easy-to-implement tips, celebrity quotes, and illustrations,Does This Make Me Look Fat?gives you all the information you need to pull together a totally slimming wardrobe--and help your favorite man do it, too. Feldon has been at the forefront of the fashion industry for more than twenty years, as a stylist, designer, image consultant, journalist, author, and television commentator and host. She has dressed models, celebrities, and "real people" alike, and in the course of her career has learned that any figure can be improved with the right clothes. Does This Make Me Look Fat?covers such topics as: --design details that pack on pounds --the "yes" and "no" colors --slacks--pleated versus unpleated --shapewear that really works --which fabrics slim and which ones plump --outfits guaranteed to make you love your thighs again --styles that have to go--what to toss and what to keep If you follow the clever advice in this book, the next time you ask, "Does this make me look fat?" the answer will be a resounding "NO!" You'll never again waste money on things you'll never wear, or waste time trying on every-thing in your closet to find the least fattening outfit. You'll buck the trends and will know the distinction between fad and fashion. But this book is also about finding your personal style. "When your clothes are in perfect harmony with your body and your personality and the special qualities that make you unique in this world," says Feldon, "you've crossed the line from ordinary fashion to great style. My goal is to help you cross that line--looking fabulous all the way!"

Dog Eat Dog

by Chris Lynch

After taking refuge in the Sullivan home, Mick crosses over into the dangerous world of dogfighting Something is tearing away at Mick. Despite finding some stability in the comfort of the Sullivan family, and his friendships with Toy, Sully, and Evelyn, he can't seem to escape his roots. Remembering too clearly the bigotry of his old neighborhood and alcoholic older brother, Terry, Mick decides to seek revenge. And what better way to make Terry pay than in a winner-takes-all game of Terry's favorite illegal sport: dogfighting. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Chris Lynch including rare images from the author's personal collection.

The Dog Lived (and So Will I)

by Teresa J. Rhyne

Teresa Rhyne had a new boyfriend, new dog, and a new outlook on life. But shortly after she adopted Seamus, a totally incorrigible beagle, Teresa was told he had a malignant tumor and less than a year to live. The diagnosis came as a devastating blow to Teresa, forcing her to learn everything about the treatment. She couldn't have possibly known then that she was preparing herself for life's next hurdle - a cancer diagnosis of her own. Following Seamus's lead, she forged ahead with survival...learning a few things about love as well.

Dog Owner's Home Veterinary Handbook (4th Edition)

by Debra M. Eldredge Liisa D. Carlson Delbert G. Carlson James M. Giffin Beth Adelman

This handbook, a hands-on reference, has been extensively revised to include the latest information on everything from canine healthcare to nutrition to holistic treatments. Dog Owner's Home Veterinary Handbook, Fourth Edition, is the definitive guide for every dog owner.

A Dog Walks into a Nursing Home: Lessons in the Good Life from an Unlikely Teacher

by Sue Halpern

A layabout mutt turned therapy dog leads her owner to a new understanding of the good life. At loose ends with her daughter leaving home and her husband on the road, Halpern decides to give herself and Pransky, her Labradoodle, a new lease on life by getting certified as a therapy dog team.

A Dog's Journey

by W. Bruce Cameron

Direct sequel to the New York Times and USA Today bestselling A Dog's Purpose by W. Bruce Cameron. Buddy is a good dog. After searching for his purpose through several eventful lives, Buddy is sure that he has found and fulfilled it. Yet as he watches curious baby Clarity get into dangerous mischief, he is certain that this little girl is very much in need of a dog of her own. When Buddy is reborn, he realizes that he has a new destiny. He's overjoyed when he is adopted by Clarity, now a vibrant but troubled teenager. When they are suddenly separated, Buddy despairs--who will take care of his girl? A charming and heartwarming story of hope, love, and unending devotion, A Dog's Journey asks the question: Do we really take care of our pets, or do they take care of us? More than just another endearing dog tale, A Dog's Journey is the moving story of unwavering loyalty and a love that crosses all barriers.

Doing Family Therapy : Craft and Creativity in Clinical Practice

by Robert Taibbi

Applying family-therapy theory in clinical settings, for new therapists and therapists in training.

Doing It Right

by Bronwen Pardes

Enjoy responsibly. Sex. Sometimes it feels like everybody's doing it. Maybe you are. Maybe you're thinking about it. Maybe it's years away. Whatever. You need to be ready -- in your head, and down there. You have to know the right stuff in order to do it. Got questions? Who doesn't. "The Sex Lady" will break it down for you. Does size matter? How do you prevent STDs? What birth control options are there? If someone says they're a virgin, what does that mean? Am I ready? Am I normal? The more you know, the easier it is to make safe -- and smart -- decisions about sex.

Doing Mental Health Research with Children and Adolescents

by Michelle O'Reilly Nicola Parker

Researching child and adolescent mental health can be a daunting task, but with the right practical skills and knowledge your students can transform the way they work with children and young people, giving them a 'voice' through their research in the wider community. Michelle O'Reilly and Nikki Parker combine their clinical, academic and research expertise to take your students step-by-step through each stage of the research process. From first inception to data collection and dissemination, they'll guide them through the key issues faced when undertaking their research, highlighting the dilemmas, challenges and debates, and exploring the important questions asked when doing research with this population. Providing practical advice and strategies for dealing with the reality of conducting research in practice, this book will; - Provide your students with an overview of the theories that underpin methodological choice and the value of using qualitative research. - Guide them through the planning stage of your project, clearly outlining important ethical and legal issues. - Take them though the most popular qualitative data collection techniques and support them with their analysis. - Help them write up their findings and demonstrate how research evidence translates into effective clinical practice. Supported by helpful hints and tips, case examples and definitions of keys terms, this highly practical and accessible guide throws a lifebelt to any students or mental health practitioner learning about the research process for the first time.

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