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Diabetes Unpacked: Just Science and Sense. No Sugar Coating
by , Caryn Zinn

Language

English

Pages

306

Publication Date

July 27, 2017

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Diabetes used to be rare and clear. One boy in the school had Type 1 and a friend of a friend’s granny had Type 2. We now see adults being diagnosed with Type 1 and children developing Type 2. There are over 400 million diabetics world-wide – four times as many as in 1980. The vast majority of these have Type 2 – sometimes judged as a ‘lifestyle’ disease.<br /><br />The traditional view of diabetes is that is it a “chronic and progressive” condition and that nothing can be done about it. Serious complications include loss of eyesight, amputations and death. <br /><br />This book has gathered together some of the finest minds working in the field of diabetes and diet. The result is a collection of chapters by thought leaders, academics and doctors addressing the big issues. What is diabetes? What are the different types? What causes it? Who gets it? Why do we eat so much carbohydrate? Why do diabetics die of heart disease? Why do athletes commonly get Type 2 diabetes?<br /><br />The writers in this book approach diabetes from many different angles, but they all share one common belief: Diabetes does not need to be “chronic and progressive.” Both Type 1 and Type 2 can be substantially alleviated and the latter can be ‘put into remission.’<br /><br />Let us tell you how...
Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness
by Susannah Cahalan

Language

English

Pages

300

Publication Date

November 13, 2012

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An award-winning memoir and instant <I>New York Times</I> bestseller that goes far beyond its riveting medical mystery, <I>Brain on Fire</I> is the powerful account of one woman’s struggle to recapture her identity.<BR><BR>When twenty-four-year-old Susannah Cahalan woke up alone in a hospital room, strapped to her bed and unable to move or speak, she had no memory of how she’d gotten there. Days earlier, she had been on the threshold of a new, adult life: at the beginning of her first serious relationship and a promising career at a major New York newspaper. Now she was labeled violent, psychotic, a flight risk. What happened? <BR> <BR>In a swift and breathtaking narrative, Susannah tells the astonishing true story of her descent into madness, her family’s inspiring faith in her, and the lifesaving diagnosis that nearly didn’t happen. “A fascinating look at the disease that…could have cost this vibrant, vital young woman her life” (<I>People</I>), <I>Brain on Fire</I> is an unforgettable exploration of memory and identity, faith and love, and a profoundly compelling tale of survival and perseverance that is destined to become a classic.
The Alzheimer's Solution: A Breakthrough Program to Prevent and R...
by , Ayesha Sherzai

Language

English

Pages

318

Publication Date

September 12, 2017

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<p><strong>A revolutionary, proven program for reversing the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease and cognitive decline from award winning neurologists and codirectors of the Brain Health and Alzheimer's Prevention Program at Loma Linda University Medical Center</strong></p><p>Over 47 million people are currently living with Alzheimer’s disease worldwide. While all other major diseases are in decline, deaths from Alzheimer’s have increased radically. What you or your loved ones don’t yet know is that 90 percent of Alzheimer’s cases can be prevented.</p><p>Based on the largest clinical and observational study to date, neurologists and codirectors of the Brain Health and Alzheimer’s Prevention Program at Loma Linda University Medical Center, Drs. Dean and Ayesha Sherzai, offer in <em>The Alzheimer’s Solution </em>the first comprehensive program for preventing Alzheimer’s disease and improving cognitive function. Alzheimer’s disease isn’t a genetic inevitability, and a diagnosis does not need to come with a death sentence. Ninety percent of grandparents, parents, husbands, and wives can be spared. Ninety percent of us can avoid ever getting Alzheimer’s, and for the 10 percent with strong genetic risk for cognitive decline, the disease can be delayed by ten to fifteen years. This isn’t an estimate or wishful thinking; it’s a percentage based on rigorous science and the remarkable results the Sherzais have seen firsthand in their clinic.</p><p>This much-needed revolutionary book reveals how the brain is a living universe, directly influenced by nutrition, exercise, stress, sleep, and engagement. In other words: what you feed it, how you treat it, when you challenge it, and the ways in which you allow it to rest. These factors are the pillars of the groundbreaking program you’ll find in these pages, which features a personalized assessment for evaluating risk, a five-part program for prevention and symptom-reversal, and day-by-day guides for optimizing cognitive function. You can prevent Alzheimer’s disease from affecting you, your family, friends, and loved ones. Even with a diagnosis, you can reverse cognitive decline and add vibrant years to your life. The future of your brain is finally within your control.</p><p> </p>
The Gene: An Intimate History
by Siddhartha Mukherjee

Language

English

Pages

609

Publication Date

May 17, 2016

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<b>THE #1 <i>NEW YORK TIMES</i> BESTSELLER</b><BR> <b>A <i>New York Times</i> Notable Book<BR> A <i>Washington Post</i> and <i>Seattle Times</i> Best Book of the Year</b><BR> <BR>From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of <i>The Emperor of All Maladies</i>—a fascinating history of the gene and “a magisterial account of how human minds have laboriously, ingeniously picked apart what makes us tick” (<i>Elle</i>).<BR><BR>“Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee dazzled readers with his Pulitzer Prize-winning <i>The Emperor of All Maladies</i> in 2010. That achievement was evidently just a warm-up for his virtuoso performance in <i>The Gene: An Intimate History</i>, in which he braids science, history, and memoir into an epic with all the range and biblical thunder of <i>Paradise Lost</i>” (<i>The New York Times</i>). In this biography Mukherjee brings to life the quest to understand human heredity and its surprising influence on our lives, personalities, identities, fates, and choices.<BR> <BR>“Mukherjee expresses abstract intellectual ideas through emotional stories…[and] swaddles his medical rigor with rhapsodic tenderness, surprising vulnerability, and occasional flashes of pure poetry” (<i>The Washington Post</i>). Throughout, the story of Mukherjee’s own family—with its tragic and bewildering history of mental illness—reminds us of the questions that hang over our ability to translate the science of genetics from the laboratory to the real world. In riveting and dramatic prose, he describes the centuries of research and experimentation—from Aristotle and Pythagoras to Mendel and Darwin, from Boveri and Morgan to Crick, Watson and Franklin, all the way through the revolutionary twenty-first century innovators who mapped the human genome.<BR> <BR>“A fascinating and often sobering history of how humans came to understand the roles of genes in making us who we are—and what our manipulation of those genes might mean for our future” (<i>Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel</i>), <i>The Gene</i> is the revelatory and magisterial history of a scientific idea coming to life, the most crucial science of our time, intimately explained by a master. “<i>The Gene</i> is a book we all should read” (<i>USA TODAY</i>).
The End of Diabetes: The Eat to Live Plan to Prevent and Reverse ...
by Joel Fuhrman

Language

English

Pages

336

Publication Date

December 26, 2012

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<p>The <em>New York Times</em> bestselling author of <em>Eat to Live</em> and <em>Super Immunity</em> and one of the country’s leading experts on preventive medicine offers a scientifically proven, practical program to prevent and reverse diabetes—without drugs.</p><p>At last, a breakthrough program to combat the rising diabetes epidemic and help millions of diabetics, as well as those suffering with high blood pressure and heart disease. Joel Fuhrman, M.D. Research director of the Nutritional Research Foundation, shows you how to live a long, healthy, and happy life—disease free. He offers a complete health transformation, starting with a diet with a high nutrient-per-calorie ratio that can be adapted for individual needs.</p><p>Dr. Fuhrman makes clear that we don’t have to “control” diabetes. Patients can choose to follow better nutritional guidelines that will control it for them, even before they have lost excess weight. The end result is a medical breakthrough—a comprehensive reversal of the disease.
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The Type 2 Diabetic Cookbook & Action Plan: A Three-Month Kicksta...
by , Michelle Anderson

Language

English

Pages

226

Publication Date

February 14, 2017

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<p><strong>Easy recipes. Simple meal plans. Real diabetes management. Start eating and living well with this diabetic cookbook for type 2 diabetes today.</strong></p><p>Receiving a type 2 diabetes diagnoses can be frightening—and learning to manage your diabetes through nutrition and lifestyle changes can feel overwhelming. Talking with your doctor or a nutritionist is helpful, but you also need real-world guidance and a practical diabetic cookbook in order to live and eat well with type 2 diabetes.</p><p>As a registered dietician and certified diabetes instructor with over 20 years of experience, Martha McKittrick saw the need for a diabetic cookbook that included individualized nutrition plans for patients with diabetes and other complex medical needs. In <em>The Type 2 Diabetic Cookbook & Action Plan,</em> Martha’s teamed up with cookbook author Michelle Anderson to create this comprehensive, yet easy-to-follow diabetic cookbook for those with type 2 diabetes.</p><p>Now you can learn about your management options, while implementing a holistic, actionable, 3-month nutrition kick-starter right away. <em>The Type 2 Diabetic Cookbook & Action Plan</em> will help you:</p><ul><li><strong>FIND THE PLAN THAT’S RIGHT FOR YOU</strong> with a <em>fully customizable two-week meal plan</em> with options for three different calorie-level needs</li><li><strong>RETHINK YOUR FOOD</strong> and discover how you can <em>make the smartest food choices</em> for your body’s new nutritional needs</li> <li><strong>GET THE SUPPORT YOU NEED</strong> to face day-to-day challenges so that you <em>feel prepared and empowered</em> no matter what comes your way</li></ul> <p>With <em>The Type 2 Diabetic Cookbook & Action Plan</em> you’ll enjoy delicious recipes such as: Lemon Blueberry Muffins, Pumpkin Apple Waffles, One-Pot Roast Chicken Dinner, Homestyle Herb Meatballs, Mediterranean Steak Sandwiches, Whole-Wheat Linguine with Kale Pesto, and more</p>
Blast the Sugar Out!: Lower Blood Sugar, Lose Weight, Live Better
by Ian K., M.D. Smith

Language

English

Pages

241

Publication Date

April 25, 2017

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<p><b>Do you want to lose weight?</b><br />In<i> BLAST the Sugar Out!</i>, Ian K. Smith, #1 <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author of <i>The Shred Power Cleanse</i>, will guide you to eat well—and frequently—while controlling carbohydrates and dropping pounds to get to goal. You will lose weight on this diet—and start losing <i>fast</i>.</p><p><b>Has your doctor suggested you get your blood sugar numbers down?</b></p><p>This 5-week plan comprised of simple, affordable, accessible food as well as more than 50 sugar swaps will immediately lower your blood sugar levels painlessly and easily. </p><p><b>Do you need a plan that will decrease your fat and increase your lean muscle?</b></p><p>The <i>BLAST the Sugar Out!</i> five-week program is structured and clear about what you <i>must</i> eat at meals and for snacks every day to keep on track. There’s no meal skipping, plenty of food, and short bursts of exercise to super-charge your results.</p><p>You won’t be hungry on <i>BLAST the Sugar Out!</i> You’ll eat, drink, and learn to really taste good food again. <br />Features more than 45 recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner and smoothies to satisfy every craving.</p>
Bright Spots & Landmines: The Diabetes Guide I Wish Someone Had H...
by Adam Brown

Language

English

Pages

250

Publication Date

May 05, 2017

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<b>Adam Brown’s acclaimed diaTribe column, Adam’s Corner, has brought life-transforming diabetes tips to over 600,000 people since 2013.</b> In this highly actionable guide, he shares the food, mindset, exercise, and sleep strategies that have had the biggest positive impact on his diabetes – and hopefully yours too! <i>Bright Spots & Landmines</i> is filled with hundreds of effective diabetes tips, questions, and shortcuts, including what to eat to minimize blood sugar swings; helpful strategies to feel less stressed, guilty, and burned out; and simple ways to improve exercise and sleep. Along the way, Adam argues that the usual focus on problems and mistakes in diabetes (Landmines) misses the bigger opportunity: Bright Spots. By identifying what’s working and finding ways to do those things more often, we can all live healthier, happier, and more hopeful lives. Whether you are newly diagnosed or have had type 1 or type 2 diabetes for over 50 years, this book delivers on its promise: practical diabetes advice that works immediately.
Dr. Bernstein's Diabetes Solution: The Complete Guide to Achievin...
by Richard K. Bernstein

Language

English

Pages

529

Publication Date

November 01, 2011

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Originally published in 1997, DR. BERNSTEIN'S DIABETES SOLUTION is a unique resource that covers both adult- and childhood-onset diabetes, explains step-by-step how to normalize blood sugar levels and prevent or reverse complications, and offers detailed guidelines for establishing a treatment plan. Readers will find fifty gourmet recipes, in addition to a comprehensive discussion of diet, obesity, and new drugs to curb carbohydrate craving and overeating.</br></br> Now in its fourth edition, the book presents up-to-the-minute information on insulin resistance, blood-testing devices, measuring blood sugar, new types of insulin, gastroparesis and other issues, as well as updated diet guidelines. DR. BERNSTEIN'S DIABETES SOLUTION is the one book every diabetic must own.
Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, a Man W...
by Tracy Kidder

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English

Pages

336

Publication Date

September 09, 2003

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Tracy Kidder is a winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the author of the bestsellers <b>The Soul of a New Machine</b>, <b>House</b>, <b>Among</b> <b>Schoolchildren</b>, and <b>Home</b> <b>Town</b>. He has been described by the <i>Baltimore</i> <i>Sun</i> as the “master of the non-fiction narrative.” This powerful and inspiring new book shows how one person can make a difference, as Kidder tells the true story of a gifted man who is in love with the world and has set out to do all he can to cure it.<br /><br />At the center of <b>Mountains Beyond Mountains</b> stands Paul Farmer. Doctor, Harvard professor, renowned infectious-disease specialist, anthropologist, the recipient of a MacArthur “genius” grant, world-class Robin Hood, Farmer was brought up in a bus and on a boat, and in medical school found his life’s calling: to diagnose and cure infectious diseases and to bring the lifesaving tools of modern medicine to those who need them most. This magnificent book shows how radical change can be fostered in situations that seem insurmountable, and it also shows how a meaningful life can be created, as Farmer—brilliant, charismatic, charming, both a leader in international health and a doctor who finds time to make house calls in Boston and the mountains of Haiti—blasts through convention to get results. <br /><br /><b>Mountains Beyond Mountains</b> takes us from Harvard to Haiti, Peru, Cuba, and Russia as Farmer changes minds and practices through his dedication to the philosophy that "the only real nation is humanity" - a philosophy that is embodied in the small public charity he founded, Partners In Health. He enlists the help of the Gates Foundation, George Soros, the U.N.’s World Health Organization, and others in his quest to cure the world. At the heart of this book is the example of a life based on hope, and on an understanding of the truth of the Haitian proverb “Beyond mountains there are mountains”: as you solve one problem, another problem presents itself, and so you go on and try to solve that one too. <br /><br />“<b>Mountains Beyond Mountains</b> unfolds with the force of a gathering revelation,” says Annie Dillard, and Jonathan Harr says, “[Farmer] wants to change the world. Certainly this luminous and powerful book will change the way you see it.”

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