Nutrition, stretching and the ageing process

Here are some of the latest health books that have been added to our library collection:

Syndetics book coverThe core balance diet : 4 weeks to boost your metabolism and lose weight for good / Marcelle Pick ; with Genevieve Morgan.
“At its most basic level, the Core Balance Diet shows you how to self-diagnose one of six major biochemical imbalances that may be preventing you from losing weight. These include digestive, hormonal, adrenal, neurotransmitter, inflammatory, and detoxification imbalances. From there, Pick guides you through easy lifestyle and diet changes customized to heal your specific imbalance. Throughout, you will learn how to begin living in a manner that encourages optimal health -without a lot of deprivation and stringent dieting rules – by achieving core balance from the inside out, and, of course, weight loss for life.” (Global Books in Print)

Syndetics book coverVegan for life : everything you need to know to be healthy and fit on a plant-based diet / Jack Norris, Virginia Messina.
“…Registered dietitians and long-time vegans Jack Norris and Virginia Messina debunk some of the most persistent myths about vegan nutrition and provide essential information about getting enough calcium and protein, finding the best supplements, and understanding the “real deal” about soy. Covering everything from a six-step transition plan to meeting calorie and nutrient needs during pregnancy and breastfeeding, Vegan for Life is the guide for aspiring and veteran vegans alike, complete with an easy-to-use food chart, tasty substitutions, sample menus, and expansive resources.” (Global Books in Print)

Syndetics book coverBetween a rock and a hot place : why fifty is not the new thirty / Tracey Jackson.
“…With a comedy writer’s training and a screenwriter’s eye for detail, Jackson skewers the myth in a hilarious, bare-knuckled, and ultimately practical appraisal of what middle age “really” means today. Turning fifty is a wake-up call – but one that can be greeted with a plan. “Between a Rock and a Hot Place” navigates, with unsparing honesty and unerring wit, the confusion and uncertainty of the most significant uncharted transition in our lives.” (Global Books in Print)

Syndetics book coverWhy we get fat and what to do about it / Gary Taubes.
“Award-winning science journalist Taubes, author of the best-selling Good Calories, Bad Calories, once again challenges the conventional belief that weight gain is caused by overeating and a sedentary lifestyle. To disprove the idea that taking in more calories than one expends leads to weight gain, he scrupulously evaluates human metabolism and analyzes nutrition research dating back to the 19th century. Taubes is especially interested in separating the “ethical, moral, and sociological considerations” of why we get fat from the science of it. He shows how false conclusions have been drawn about the causes of obesity and related maladies as a result of poor science and biased research, and he carefully details why increased consumption of refined carbohydrates, not fats, is to blame…” (Library Journal)

Syndetics book coverBrave girl eating : a family’s struggle with anorexia / Harriet Brown.
” In BRAVE GIRL EATING Harriet Brown describes how her family, with the support of an open-minded paediatrician and a therapist, helped her daughter recover from anorexia using a family-based treatment developed at the Maudsley Hospital in London. Chronicling her daughter Kitty’s illness from the earliest warning signs, through its terrifying progression, and on toward recovery, Brown takes us on one family’s journey into the world of anorexia nervosa, where starvation threatened her daughter’s body and mind. BRAVE GIRL EATING is essential reading for families and professionals alike, a guiding light for anyone who’s coping with this devastating disease.” (Global Books in Print)

Syndetics book coverStretching / Bob Anderson ; illustrated by Jean Anderson.
“This is the book that people tell their friends about, that trainers suggest for virtually every sport and activity, and that medical professionals recommend to people just starting to get back in shape… It features stretching routines specific to a variety of people, including sports enthusiasts, travellers, children, gardeners, and people in wheelchairs. There is also an abbreviated version of each routine for people in a hurry, new information on the stretching vs. warming up debate, and new and improved drawings. This 30th anniversary edition features two-colour inks to better define the muscle groups helped by each stretching exercise. A new section focuses on office fitness exercises, helpful for both home and office computer users.” (Global Books in Print)