The Owner's Manual for Your Eyes: The most comprehensive guide to taking care of vision.
In The Eye Book, specialist Dr. Gary H. Cassel presents readers with trusted, evidence-based information they can rely on to protect vision and learn more about how to treat any eye problems that come up. This easy-to-understand volume takes a step-by-step approach, providing an overview of the eye's anatomy, a tour of healthy vision, and an explanation of what steps readers and health care providers should take to address vision issues. Drawing on years of clinical experience with patients, Cassel also looks at eye complications associated with common medical conditions (for example, diabetes) along with the best treatments for eye conditions, such as cataracts and glaucoma.
Winner Health: Women's Health 2021 Best Book Awards
A highly useful handbook for pregnancy and the first three months after birth that covers essential information for moms-to-be, helping them plan for childbirth and optimize their whole health (physical, mental, emotional) during this time. Based on interviews with 400+ health care providers, parents, and subject matter experts, it includes topics, checklists, and exercises that are presented in bite-sized chapters for easy reference.
At a time when more women than ever live far away from their closest family and friends, new moms-to-be need a resource like this to give them confidence and help them achieve peak vitality and health during this special season of their lives.
Author Dianna He Murray, MBA, PCC, is a mom, executive coach, and healthcare industry veteran who helps leaders define and pursue what matters most. She is also certified in plant-based nutrition and a registered pre- and postnatal yoga teacher who empowers new moms to become advocates for their own health during pregnancy and beyond.
TWENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO, Margaret Weiss, RD, CDCES was happily raising her family in central New Jersey when she was diagnosed with celiac disease. With little support for what was then a relatively unknown condition, she was forced to face her reactions and behaviors as she navigated many, often unpleasant, life changes to accommodate this disease.
Are you experiencing a range of emotions and behaviors related to your own condition that you'd like to understand better?
Are you interested in behavioral theories that might help explain and guide your actions as you navigate significant change?
Are you looking for a way to transform your mindset about your diagnosis with constructive and reliable best practices that are forward-looking and healing?
No matter what we do in life, we will experience wobbles!
Wobbles are the physical and mental challenges we encounter both in our yoga practice and in our daily lives. The essays in this book, written by yoga teachers and practitioners, reveal their personal journeys in learning to accept and even be grateful for the wobbles they experience both on and off the yoga mat. Wobbles, these writers agree, are unavoidable, the key is to notice wobbles, not judge them. This book encourages us to think about the types of wobbles we experience both on and off the yoga mat, and challenges us to become more aware of our habitual, often unconscious, approach to managing wobbles. Finally, this book inspires us to embrace our wobbles as a source of wisdom to help us grow and live a satisfying life.
The COVID-19 pandemic. The Great Recession. The dot-com bust. The early '90s recession. Every decade or so a disaster hits the United States and reminds us that many American families live one calamity away from financial ruin.
But what if there were a better way to help families protect themselves from life's risks? And what if that way did not further bloat large government bureaucracies and inflate even more their obscene budgets?
Fortunately, author, economist, policy entrepreneur, and Independent Institute Senior Fellow John C. Goodman, Ph.D., has forged just such a path.
In New Way to Care: Social Protections That Put Families First, Goodman offers a bold strategy for giving Americans more control over their destiny, while still promoting—at far less expense—the important social goals that gave rise to government safety-net programs in the first place.
“English,” wrote Virginia Woolf, “which can express the thoughts of Hamlet and the tragedy of Lear, has no words for the shiver and the headache. . . . let a sufferer try to describe a pain in his head to a doctor and language at once runs dry.”
Despite Woolf’s astute observation and the apparent dearth of writings on such subjects, editor Kathleen O’Shea has managed to gather a wide selection of helpful excerpts, chapters, poetry, and even a short play in this anthology—all with a view toward increasing our understanding and ending the stigma attached to migraines and migraine sufferers. Unlike clinical materials, this anthology addresses the feelings and symptoms that the writers have experienced, sometimes daily. These pieces speak freely about the loneliness and helplessness one feels when a migraine comes on. The sufferer faces nausea, pain, sensitivity to light, and having the veracity of all these symptoms doubted by others. O’Shea, a professor of literature and a migraine sufferer herself, also includes an original essay of her own reflections.
On the outside, you have it all together, masterfully juggling everything that comes your way. You’re an accomplished professional, devoted to your family and active in the community.
But on the inside, things feel different. You’re overwhelmed by how busy you are, you’re tired of saying yes when you mean no and you’re starting to feel drained by the monotony of a routine that rarely brings you joy. In fact, sometimes you wonder if you even know what brings you joy.
The Athena Principles will help you reconnect with your mind, body and spirit by introducing you to simple wellness practices designed to:
Treat yourself with self-compassion
Uncover your deep, soul-level motivation for changing your lifestyle
Show up for yourself consistently with optimism and enthusiasm
A compassionate approach to understanding and supporting loved ones with bipolar disorder
If your loved one was recently diagnosed with bipolar disorder, you probably have a lot of questions and concerns about how to help them live the healthiest life possible. Understanding Bipolar Disorder answers those questions and offers helpful guidance with essential information, practical strategies, and support for families of people suffering from bipolar disorder.
Learn about what bipolar is, how it’s diagnosed, the science behind it, and the treatments available, including medication, therapies, and community support. You’ll find effective tools for dealing with a diagnosis as a family, advice for exploring therapy options as a team, and simple techniques for managing your family’s stress levels to prevent emotional burnout.
Finalist Health: Women's Health 2021 Best Book Awards
In 1999, a 49-year-old woman tended her garden outside of the Chicago suburban home she shared with her husband, daughter and pet dogs. Extended family lived close by. She had a job that she loved. Life didn’t get any better than this. One phone call changed everything.
A random blood test had just revealed that she had hepatitis C. She’d never heard of it before. Not only did she have it, but it had been swimming in her bloodstream for 30 years, contracted from a blood transfusion in 1969. Tests would reveal that her liver was engulfed in chronic active liver disease – almost cirrhotic. Hepatitis C in 1999 was a degenerative, often incurable and deadly disease. Something had to be done.
The only treatment at the time offered less than a 50% chance for cure and came with a plethora of nasty side effects. It was a yearlong regimen of chemotherapy that could trigger flu-like symptoms. And those patients who didn’t respond to this difficult protocol frequently found themselves immunocompromised when it was over and sicker than before. The “wonder drugs” were still a long way off.
While waiting 15 years for a cure, Labar Laskie took extraordinary measures – except the chemotherapy – to keep her symptoms at bay, calm her fears, and lift her spirits. Above the Din is her story.
Finalist Health: Women's Health 2021 Best Book Awards
This is not a diet book. If you want to learn tips or tricks on how to flatten your tummy or reduce the amount of food you eat, this is not the book for you.
However, if you want to stop being so darn mean to yourself and find a better way to be with yourself, this book will be well suited for you. It's time to stop looking in the mirror and feeling discouraged.
This book is for women who are done dieting (or ready to give it up) but haven't taken the plunge yet. Get off the diet cycle and make peace with your butt. Julie Glynn's practical and charming book will help you heal your mind and develop a new mentality around your body.
It could happen to anyone. One afternoon coming home from the gym, Diane Wilson pulled to a stop at a red light. In an instant, her life changed in ways that could never be reversed. What unfolded was a vexing journey into a health care system with few insights or tools. Diane became a person with an invisible injury, that no one would talk about, that affected every second of her life and eventually birthed a new vocation, as an applied neuroscientist.
Brain Dance is a captivating, and touchingly candid true story. It traces Diane's journey through random and sometimes humorous events which shed light on how her brain kept her injury from her, the loss of focus, mobility and sense of self, an obsession of day-trading retirement funds, and finally holistic therapies-including a retreat with Thich Nhat Hanh, acupuncture, singing and neurofeedback. She chronicles the gift of recovery and her incredible journey to now help people around the world and make the most of their amazing brain. This book is for anyone who is curious about the brain, has had even a bump on the head or has felt totally lost in life and a need to start over.
2021 AML Creative Nonfiction Winner 2021 International Book Awards Finalist 2021 Author Elite Finalist
What happens when an ambitious girl grows up to be a mother?
Maleah thinks being a stay-at-home mom makes her inferior to women with paying jobs. Plagued with unrelenting thoughts of inadequacy, she struggles to heal from postpartum depression without medication. Her search to save her body, her marriage, and her family leads to an unexpected revelation.
Lies of the Magpie sweeps readers into the heart and mind of an accomplishment-driven woman who worries that being a mother isn’t enough. Flowing with humor, witty observation, and sensitivity, the narrative escorts readers to a surprising epiphany of the liberating and healing power of motherhood.