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Life is Your Best Medicine (USED)

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"The division between conventional and traditional medicine is as artificial as the division between science and nature. They can be woven together in a fashion that meets our physical, emotional, and spiritual needs. This is the foundation upon which integrative medicine is built." -- Tieraona Low Dog, M.D.

In Life Is Your Best Medicine, Dr. Low Dog weaves together the wisdom of traditional medicine and the knowledge of modern-day medicine into an elegant message of health and self-affirmation for women of every age. This is a book that can be read cover to cover but also dipped into for inspiration or insight about a particular physical or mental health issue or remedy. We learn that, despite the widespread availability of pharmaceutical medications, advanced surgical care, and state-of-the-art medical technology, chronic illness now affects more than 50% of the American population. The evidence is overwhelmingly clear that much of the chronic disease we are confronting in the United States has its roots in the way we live our lives. Research shows that if Americans embraced a healthier lifestyle, which includes a balance between rest and exercise; wholesome nutrition; healthy weight; positive social interactions; stress management; not smoking; limited alcohol use; and no or limited exposure to toxic chemicals; then 93% of diabetes, 81% of heart attacks, 50% of strokes, and 36% of all cancers could be prevented! This means that each one of us has the power to shift the odds of being healthy in our favor. And if you do get sick, being fit gives you a much better chance for getting well. Your health has a great deal more to do with your lifestyle and a lot less to do with taking prescription drugs than most people realize.

Part I. The Medicine of My Life is a personal and passionate introduction to the book
Part II. Honoring the Body includes Food, Supplements, Illness, Wholeness
Part III. Awakening the Senses includes Nature, Garden, Music
Part IV. Listening to Spirit includes Humor, Relationships, Play, Meditation, Animals
Epilogue. Contentment

Light on Yoga (USED)

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Love, Medicine & Miracles (USED)

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Unconditional love is the most powerful stimulant of the immune system. The truth is: love heals. Miracles happen to exceptional patients every day--patients who have the courage to love, those who have the courage to work with their doctors to participate in and influence their own recovery.

"Run, don't walk, to the nearest bookstore and get this amazing book that explains how you can 'think' yourself sick or well...Every family should have a copy. It can be a lifesaver."
--Ann Landers

Love, Medicine, and Miracles (USED)

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A surgeon explains the vital role of the mind-body link in fighting illness and shows how emotional and spiritual growth promote healing. "Incredibly inspiring".--Los Angeles Times Book Review. 8-page color insert.
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Macrobolic Nutrition (USED)

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Priming your body to build muscle and burn fat. Learn about food's effect on the biochemical processes that influencemuscle growth and fat burning.

Magic of Herbs (USED)

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Massage for Common Ailments (USED)

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Massage for Dummies (USED)

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"Everything you need to know about giving and receiving a massage."
--Jack Canfield, author, Chicken Soup for the Soul

"I recommend this book for everyone who would like to make the art of massage a part of their lives."
--John Gray, author of Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus

..".reveals dozens of healthy tips to help you achieve inner harmony, peace of mind, and an entirely new level of well-being...."
--From the Foreword by Robin Leach

What reduces pain, enhances athletic performance, job efficiency, and sexual function, improves the circulation, raises immune efficiency, promotes the healing of tissues, increases the functioning of the skin, enhances focus and emotional balance, improves appearance, is completely legal in all 50 states and Puerto Rico and can be had for as little as...nothing? Right, massage. So what are you waiting for?

Discover how to k nead your way to relaxation and wellness with this fun guide to the art of massage. With the help of 150 hand-on photos and illustrations, experts Steve Capellini and Michel Van Welden, show you, move by move, how to harness the healing power of touch. In no time you'll:

  • Master message basics
  • Give and receive a therapeutic massage
  • Soothe away stress with self-massage
  • Alleviate sports aches and pains
  • Improve circulation and skin tone
  • Get intimate with massage for lovers
  • From Swedish to Shiatsu, sports massage to self-massage, Capellini and Van Welden cover an array of techniques and tell you how to:

  • Choose the right style of massage for you and your body and getting the most out the receiving a massage
  • Knead, manipulate pressure points, shake, rub, stretch and perform all the basic massage moves and techniques
  • Give and receive special massages for the workplace, including reflexology foot massages
  • Perform sports massage, sensual massage, and specific massages for every age group and physical condition, including infant massages and massage for pregnant women
  • Become a massage professional
  • Sensitive, funny and extremely practical, Massage For Dummies shows you how to integrate massage and its incredible benefits into your everyday life.

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    Massage; A Practical to Stress-Free Living (USED)

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    Now the third millennium has arrived we will all be making resolutions to discover the more spiritual parts of our lives, and enhance our well-being. This series explores alternative therapies and methods of improving health. Each offers practical advice on an element of transformation or develops a new technique for stress management.
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    Master Your Metabolism (USED)

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    Does it feel as if you're fighting your body to lose even one pound--or just to maintain your current weight? Respected health and wellness expert and bestselling author Jillian Michaels has been there, too. So she consulted top experts in the field of metabolism and discovered that she'd inadvertently been abusing her endocrine system for years. After "fixing" her own metabolism, she decided to share what she learned by devising this simple, 3-phase plan that engages all the weight-loss hormones (including the friendly HGH, testosterone, DHEA; and the not-so-friendly: insulin, cortisol, and excess estrogen).

    In Master Your Metabolism, discover how to:
    -REMOVE "anti-nutrients" from your diet
    -RESTORE foods that speak directly to fat-burning genes
    -REBALANCE energy and your hormones for effortless weight loss

    Michaels offers a wealth of information throughout, including: shopping lists and online shopping resources, hormone-trigger food charts, how to eat "power nutrient" foods on a budget, smart strategies for eating out, quick and easy recipes, as well as mini-programs for addressing PMS, andropause, metabolic syndrome, PCOS, and menopause.

    Maximum Immunity (USED)

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    Mayo Clinic Guide to Managing Arthritis (USED)

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    Mayo Clinic Guide to Self-Care; Answers to Everyday Health Problems (USED)

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    Medical Discoveries of Edward Bach, Physician (USED)

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    Medieval Health Book: Tacuinum Sanitatis (USED)

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    Meditation; A Practical Guide to Achieving Harmony (USED)

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    The 'Guide for Life' series explores alternative therapies and methods of improving health. Each offers practical advice on an element of transformation or develops a new technique for stress management.

    Meditation; The Most Natural Therapy (USED)

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    Meet the Teacher: How to Help Your Child Navigate Elementary School (USED)

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    Two veteran teachers guide parents through the challenging waters of a child's elementary school years.

    Parents want their child to succeed in school. This book helps them promote smooth sailing for their child through all those important early school years, encouraging them to communicate with teachers early and regularly. The authors, two teachers who are also mothers, share ways to establish positive parent-teacher relationships and provide an insider's understanding of how schools actually work. Here is outstanding practical advice that parents need to help their child thrive in school.

    Tips for parents cover a variety of topics, including:

  • Establishing a positive relationship with teachers and the school
  • Managing homework
  • Interpreting report cards
  • Suggestions for successful parent-teacher interviews
  • Addressing conflict
  • How to prepare young children to enter school
  • Early reading and writing development
  • Effective home-school communication
  • Improving their child's study skills
  • Tips for parents who need to help their child deal with peer pressure and bullying

    Special chapters include information on the different ways children learn, legal and medical matters and special education concerns. There are also fun and educational activity pages for family-oriented activities that support school curriculum topics.

    Borowski and Mayne have extensive experience sitting on both sides of the parent-teacher conference table, and they offer valuable insights from both perspectives.

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    Men's Health Big book of Food & Nutrition (USED)

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    In the aisles of the grocery store, the menus of chain restaurants, even in one's own refrigerator, confusion about how to eat right reigns: Is low-carb good or is carbo-loading the better way to go? Fat-free or sugar-free? And when did those dreaded eggs become a health food?

    Americans are hungrier than ever for clear-cut answers to their most perplexing food questions, but a private nutritionist or a membership in a diet club are expensive luxuries. What you really need is an authoritative, encyclopedic source at your fingertips. The Men's Health Big Book of Nutrition is the ultimate guide to shopping, dining, and cooking for bigger flavor-and a leaner body. It answers the ongoing demand for definitive information about the food we eat and taps into a readership hungry for final-word answers.

    Filled with easy-to-swallow eating strategies--and backed by groundbreaking studies and interviews with the world's most authoritative nutrition researchers--The Men's Health Big Book of Food & Nutrition will help you discover just how easy it is to unlock the power of food and stay healthy for life.

    Men's Health Hard-Body Plan (USED)

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    Mind Over Back Pain (USED)

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    More Humane Medicine (USED)

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    My Yoga Journal (USED)

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    As one of the most popular ways to integrate mind, body and spirit, yoga is shown to foster self-discovery and personal growth. Readers are focused on ways to get more out of yoga practice by the author of seven books on health, diet and personal development.
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    Nancy Clark's Sports Nutrition Guidebook (USED)

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    Boost your energy, manage stress, build muscle, lose fat, and improve your performance with the all-time best-selling sports nutrition guide!

    Nancy Clark's Sports Nutrition Guidebook will help you make the right food choices in grocery stores, restaurants, drive-throughs, and your own kitchen.

    Whether you're preparing for competition or simply eating on the go, let sport's leading nutritionist show you how to get maximum benefit from the foods you choose and the meals you make. You'll learn how to eat before exercise and events as well as how to refuel afterward for optimal recovery.

    Updated and on the cutting edge, the fourth edition includes the latest sports nutrition research on hydration and fluid intake, vitamins, supplements, energy drinks, organic foods, and the role of carbohydrate and protein during exercise. You'll also learn about the new food pyramid and the American Heart Association's latest dietary guidelines.

    If you're seeking advice on losing weight, getting energized to exercise, or improving your health and performance, Nancy Clark's Sports Nutrition Guidebook has the answers you can trust.

    Natural Cures from Your Kitchen (USED)

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    Natural Health, Natural Medicine

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    The best-selling books of Andrew Weil, "the guru of alternative medicine," (San Francisco Examiner) offer a comprehensive blend of traditional and alternative methods that help to achieve better health in the modern world. Natural Health, Natural Medicine is a comprehensive resource for everything you need to know to maintain optimum health and treat common ailments. This landmark book incorporates Dr. Weil's theories of preventive health maintenance and alternative healing into one extremely useful and readable reference, featuring general diet and nutrition information as well as simple recipes, answers to readers' most pressing questions, a catalogue of home remedies, invaluable resources, and hundreds of practical tips. This edition includes up-to-the-minute scientific findings and has been expanded to provide trustworthy advice about low-carb diets, hormone replacement therapy, Alzheimer's, attention deficit disorder, reflux disease, autism, type 2 diabetes, erectile dysfunction, the flu, and much more.
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    Nature's Perfect Foos (USED)

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    For over a century, America's nutrition authorities have heralded milk as "nature's perfect food," as "indispensable" and "the most complete food." These milk "boosters" have ranged from consumer activists, to government nutritionists, to the American Dairy Council and its ubiquitous milk moustache ads. The image of milk as wholesome and body-building has a long history, but is it accurate?

    Recently, within the newest social movements around food, milk has lost favor. Vegan anti-milk rhetoric portrays the dairy industry as cruel to animals and milk as bad for humans. Recently, books with titles like, "Milk: The Deadly Poison," and "Don't Drink Your Milk" have portrayed milk as toxic and unhealthy. Controversies over genetically-engineered cows and questions about antibiotic residue have also prompted consumers to question whether the milk they drink each day is truly good for them.

    In Nature's Perfect Food Melanie Dupuis illuminates these questions by telling the story of how Americans came to drink milk. We learn how cow's milk, which was associated with bacteria and disease became a staple of the American diet. Along the way we encounter 19th century evangelists who were convinced that cow's milk was the perfect food with divine properties, brewers whose tainted cow feed poisoned the milk supply, and informal wetnursing networks that were destroyed with the onset of urbanization and industrialization. Informative and entertaining, Nature's Perfect Food will be the standard work on the history of milk.

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    New Choices in Natural Healing (USED)

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    With more than 3 million copies in print, New Choices in Natural Healing is the most trusted name in alternative medicine.

    New Cures for Chronic Diseases (USED)

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    New International Standard Medical and Health Encyclopedia (USED)

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    No More Headaches, No More Migraines (USED)

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    Nursing Mother's Companion (USED)

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    Breastfeeding is natural, but it is not entirely instinctive for either mothers or babies. The Nursing Mother's Companion has been among the best-selling books on breastfeeding for 25 years, and is respected and recommended by professionals and well loved by new parents for its encouraging and accessible style. Kathleen Huggins equips breastfeeding mothers with all the information they need to overcome potential difficulties and nurse their babies successfully from the first week through the toddler years, or somewhere in between.This fully updated and extensively revised edition provides new information on topics such as: Nursing after a cesarean ? How to resume breastfeeding after weaning (relactation) ? Nursing a "near-term? (3?to?5 weeks premature) baby ? Treating postpartum headaches and nausea ? Nutritional supplements to alleviate postpartum depression ? Sharing a baby with baby (co-sleeping) and the risk of SIDS ? Introducing solid foods ? Expressing, storing, and feeding breast milk ? Reviews of breast pumpsReaders will also find Huggins's indispensable problem-solving "survival guides, ? set off by colored bands on the pages for quick reference, as well as appendices on determining baby's milk needs in the first six weeks and the safety of various drugs during breast-feeding. Now more than ever, The Nursing Mother's Companion is the go-to guide every new mother should have at hand.
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    Nutrition Almanac 4th Edition (USED)

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    The three previous editions of this broadly popular reference have brought simple, sensible, and accurate nutrition information to an eager audience of health-conscious readers. This edition continues the high standards set by its forebears, offering sound, down-to-earth advice on health and nutrition in an easygoing style. As before, this book aims to empower readers to take charge of their own health. Illnesses can be prevented, say the authors, through knowledge and use of proper nutrition. They call on an increasing body of scientific evidence to back their arguments that vitamin and mineral supplements can also be effective tools in disease prevention and cure. Remedies such as herbal medicine and alternative treatments including homeopathy are also explored. Tables and charts give accurate nutrition data on most common foods.
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    Opening the Energy gates of Your Body (USED)

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    Organic Baby: Simple Steps for Healthy Living (USED)

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    Record numbers of parents are choosing organic foods and non-toxic products that are healthier for their children and gentler on the planetto the tune of $50 billion dollars spent worldwide last year. Now it's easier than ever to create an eco-friendly environment for little ones without sacrificing comfort and style. Author of The Healthy Home Workbook, interior designer and new mother Kimberly Rider offers parents dozens of solutions that fit their priorities and their lifestyleand their budget. From cribs to bubble bath to baby's first foods, Rider highlights health concerns, navigates the range of available products, and guides the way to safe and appealing choices. Colorful photos, smart tips and guidelines, and tabbed sections make this an inspirational and practical handbook. In Organic Baby, Mother Nature truly knows best.
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    Paleo Diet for Athletes

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    A breakthrough nutrition strategy for optimum athletic performance, weight loss and peak health based on the Stone Age diet humans were designed to eat.

    Paleo-style diets are all the rage as fitness enthusiasts, including the booming nation of CrossFitters, have adopted high protein, low-processed-food diets to fuel their exercise. It all began with the publication of the book The Paleo Diet by renowned scientist Loren Cordain, Ph.D., who presented a breakthrough plan for weight loss and disease prevention without dieting or exercising. In 2005, Dr. Cordain joined with endurance coach Joe Friel to write The Paleo Diet for Athletes.

    Now, the authors offer an updated and revised edition of The Paleo Diet for Athletes specifically targeting runners, triathletes, and other serious amateur athletes. Cordain and Friel show that by using the foods our bodies were designed to eat--protein, fruits and vegetables, healthy fats and even some saturated fats--anyone can achieve total-body fitness and dramatically improve the strength and cardiovascular efficiency. The Paleo Diet for Athletes gives specific guidelines for what to eat before, during and after a workout or competition along with simple, tasty recipes packed with power and wholesome ingredients.

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    Parenting Isn't For Cowards (USED)

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    Speaking both as a therapist and as a parent-on a landmark study of 35,000 patients-Dobson offers time-proven insights on why some children really are harder to raise than others. With over 1 million copies sold, this classic parenting handbook provides sound guidance and "tough love" principles for raising healthy children.

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    Passionate Marriage (USED)

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    A sexual and marital therapist explains how to achieve emotional, sexual, and personal fulfillment and intimacy with one's partner in a committed relationship.

    Pathological Basis of Disease (USED)

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    Perimenopause: Preparing for the Change, A Guide to the Early Stages of Menopause and Beyond (USED)

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    Every Woman's Guide to Taking Charge of the Change
    Did you know that the symptoms associated with menopause can begin fifteen years prior to its onset? During this seldom-recognized stage--called perimenopause--many women may experience hot flashes, mood swings, irregular menstrual cycles, sleeping disorders, and what some describe as "PMS all month." It doesn't have to be that way. Authors Nancy Lee Teaff, M.D., and Kim Wright Wiley offer real solutions in a reader-friendly style. Inside you'll learn everything you need to know about this important stage of life, including:
    -What perimenopause is, how to diagnose it, and what it means to you
    -The effectiveness of different medical treatments and natural alternatives
    -How to create a healthy lifestyle through stress management, weight control, exercise, diet, and nutrition
    -How perimenopause affects sexuality, fertility, and pregnancy
    This book gives you the tools you need to stay healthy and feel good about yourself--before, during, and after the change.

    Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics (USED)

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    Physicians Desk Reference 2004 (USED)

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    authoritative source of FDA-approved prescription drug information;3,000 + pages
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    Pilates for Pregnancy

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    Exercise is critical to a healthy pregnancy and delivery--but it can be hard to find an exercise regime that it tailored to your changing body and safe for you and baby. Pilates for Pregnancy will keep you fit, toned, and flexible and improve posture and joint strength--which is incredibly important as your baby grows. Offering exercises based on every stage of pregnancy, this special regimen will train and strengthen your muscles, helping to avoid the aches, pains, and complications that typically come with pregnancy and childbirth. Based on the latest medical guidelines, you can be assured that this is the safest, most effective, and most enjoyable exercise method for attaining a healthy and happy pregnancy.

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    Playing the Ponies and Other Medical Mysteries Solved (USED)

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    With over forty years of experience as a sought after diagnostician, Dr. Stuart Mushlin has cracked his share of medical mysteries, ones in which there are bigger gambles than playing the ponies at the track. Some of his patients show up with puzzling symptoms, calling for savvy medical detective work. Others seem to present cut-and-dry cases, but they turn out to be suffering from rare or serious conditions.

    In Playing the Ponies and Other Medical Mysteries Solved, Dr. Mushlin shares some of the most intriguing cases he has encountered, revealing the twists and turns of each patient's diagnosis and treatment process. Along the way, he imparts the secrets to his success as a medical detective--not specialized high-tech equipment, but time-honored techniques like closely observing, touching, and listening to patients. He also candidly describes cases where he got things wrong, providing readers with honest insights into both the joys and dilemmas of his job.

    Dr. Mushlin does not just treat diseases; he treats people. And this is not just a book about the ailments he diagnosed; it is also about the scared, uncertain, ailing individuals he helped in the process. Filled with real-life medical stories you'll have to read to believe, Playing the Ponies is both a suspenseful page-turner and a heartfelt reflection on a life spent caring for patients.
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    Pocket Massage for Stress Relief (USED)

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    Whether the problem is insomnia or a headache, more than 20 stress-relieving techniques will help ease away the tensions of everyday life.
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    Pound a Day Diet

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    THE POUND A DAY DIET is an accelerated program designed to help dieters lose up to five pounds every five days-- without frustrating plateaus-- while enjoying all their favorite foods. It rewrites every carb/fat/calorie rule in the book! This delicious, easy-to-use, plan is specifically formulated as a Mediterranean-style diet that is carb and calorie corrected to turbocharge metabolism and weight loss. Complete with menus for 28 days (four five-day plans and four weekend plans), dieters first follow the five-day plan, switch over to the weekend plan, return to the five-day plan for the second week, and continue with the weekend plan-alternating like this right down to their goal weight. To help readers, Rocco has created 50 all-new lightning-quick 5 ingredient recipes, as well as ready-made suggestions for those who simply cannot find the time to cook; a primer on healthy and fast cooking techniques; calorie-calibrated menus and shopping lists; and a lifestyle plan for maintaining a lean, healthy body for life.
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    Quantum Touch: The Power to Heal (USED)

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    Presents techniques for hands-on healing. The guide explains how to direct healing energy using touch, breathing techniques and self-awareness. Easy exercises teach how to self-direct healing energy to make chiropractic-like adjustments, to help cure back pain, balance the immune system and more.
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    Recovery: Freedom from our addictions

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    A guide to all kinds of addiction from a star who has struggled with heroin, alcohol, sex, fame, food and eBay, that will help addicts and their loved ones make the first steps into recovery

    "This manual for self-realization comes not from a mountain but from the mud...My qualification is not that I am better than you but I am worse." --Russell Brand

    With a rare mix of honesty, humor, and compassion, comedian and movie star Russell Brand mines his own wild story and shares the advice and wisdom he has gained through his fourteen years of recovery. Brand speaks to those suffering along the full spectrum of addiction--from drugs, alcohol, caffeine, and sugar addictions to addictions to work, stress, bad relationships, digital media, and fame. Brand understands that addiction can take many shapes and sizes and how the process of staying clean, sane, and unhooked is a daily activity. He believes that the question is not "Why are you addicted?" but "What pain is your addiction masking? Why are you running--into the wrong job, the wrong life, the wrong person's arms?"

    Russell has been in all the twelve-step fellowships going, he's started his own men's group, he's a therapy regular and a practiced yogi--and while he's worked on this material as part of his comedy and previous bestsellers, he's never before shared the tools that really took him out of it, that keep him clean and clear. Here he provides not only a recovery plan, but an attempt to make sense of the ailing world.

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    Red Ribbons Are Not Enough; Health Caregivers' Stories About AIDS (USED)

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    Reiki for Life

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    The classic text suitable for Reiki beginners and masters alike--now revised and updated with the latest findings and techniques into this arcane energy healing practice

    An exciting and comprehensive handbook, Reiki for Life contains everything readers need to know about the healing art of Reiki, including basic routines, details about the power and potential of each level, special techniques for enhancing Reiki practice, and helpful direction on the use of Reiki toward spiritual growth. Comparing the origins and development of Reiki in the West and the East, revealing methods specific to the original Japanese Reiki tradition, and suitable for beginners, experienced practitioners, and teachers alike, this book:

    * Explains what Reiki is and how it works.
    * Gives detailed instruction in First and Second Degree techniques.
    * Illustrates how to perform Reiki on yourself, as well as on others.
    * Advises on how to become a Reiki master/teacher.
    * Includes special advanced methods for working with Reiki.

    Complete with illustrations and a useful section of resources, Reiki for Life is a must-have for seekers anxious to learn about this fast-growing healing practice.