Healthy choices

Unlock the secrets to living a healthy life or improving specific health conditions with these new books. Included are how to prevent and reverse heart disease, benefits of a pre-agricultural Paleolithic diet, preventing knee injury and pain, cultivating Chinese herbal medicine, understanding and managing irritable bowel syndrome and functional dyspepsia, women’s critical health issues, living with food allergies, ecological importance of plant medicines, secrets to not getting sick and more.

Syndetics book coverPrevent and reverse heart disease : the revolutionary, scientifically proven, nutrition-based cure / Caldwell B. Esselstyn, Jr.
“In Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease, Dr. Caldwell B. Esselstyn, Jr., a former surgeon, researcher, and clinician at the Cleveland Clinic, challenges conventional cardiology by posing a compelling, revolutionary idea-that we can, in fact, abolish the heart-disease epidemic by changing our diets. Drawing from his twenty-year nutritional study-the most comprehensive study of its kind-Dr. Esselstyn convincingly argues that plant-based, oil-free nutrition can not only prevent and stop the progression of heart disease, but also reverse its effects.” – (adapted from Book jacket summary)

Syndetics book coverPrimal body, primal mind : beyond the paleo diet for total health and a longer life / Nora T. Gedgaudas.
“Examining the healthy lives of our pre-agricultural Paleolithic ancestors and the marked decline in stature, bone density, and dental health as well as the increase in birth defects, malnutrition, and disease following the implementation of the agricultural lifestyle, Nora Gedgaudas shows how our modern grain- and carbohydrate-heavy low-fat diets are a far cry from the high-fat, moderate-protein hunter-gatherer diets we are genetically programmed for, leading not only to lifelong weight gain but also to cravings, mood disorders, cognitive problems, and diseases of civilization such as cancer, osteoporosis, metabolic syndrome (insulin resistance), heart disease, and mental illness…” – (adapted from Book jacket summary)

Syndetics book coverOur bodies, ourselves / The Boston Women’s Health Book Collective.
“The gold standard for women’s health books, in time for the fortieth anniversary of the book’s first publication, featuring new material and a completely updated approach to critical women’s health issues. The name “Our Bodies, Ourselves” has become synonymous with women’s health and protecting it. This updated edition contains vital new information on such issues as the HPV vaccine, changes in the healthcare system, cosmetic surgery, violence against women, healthcare activism in the twenty-first century, and much more.” – (adapted from Publisher’s summary)

Syndetics book coverFramework for the knees : a 6-step plan for preventing injury and ending pain / Nicholas A. DiNubile ; with Bruce Scali.
“Beginning with an in-depth look at the causes of common knee injuries, Dr. DiNubile provides diagnostic tools for assessing pain. His plan for treating the injury, rehabilitating the area, eating to aid healing, and protecting the knee allow you to continue enjoying your favorite activities. Knee pain and injury dont have to mean the end of an active lifestyle. All it takes is a balanced, customized program designed to address patient-specific needs. FrameWork for the Knees provides anyone suffering from these issues with the tools to be active for life.” – (adapted from Global Books in Print summary)

Syndetics book coverGreat discoveries in medicine / edited by William and Helen Bynum.
“In this inspiring compendium, distinguished experts from around the world explain medicine’s turning points and conceptual changes, and answer a series of key questions: How did the Plague influence the course of human history? What should complementary medicine’s role be? How did an audacious self-experiment lead to a cure for stomach ulcers and a Nobel Prize? The book is magnificently illustrated with a unique array of pictures, from beautiful Renaissance anatomical drawings to the very latest computer- generated images of viruses and photographs that reveal the hidden world within our bodies.” – (adapted from Global Books in Print summary)

Syndetics book coverThe essential IBS book : understanding and managing irritable bowel syndrome and functional dyspepsia / Alvin Newman.
“This comprehensive book provides current and concise information and understanding on the condition of IBS and FD. Dr. Alvin Newman discusses the symptoms in a thorough yet approachable manner, including the impact of these symptoms, diagnostic tools, diseases, conditions and complications associated with both conditions. Equally vital is integral information on managing both IBS and FD through lifestyle changes, drug therapy and dietary therapy. There is also extensive information on current IBS research and self-help for patients in the form of support groups and reliable internet sources.” – (adapted from Gloabl Books in Print summary)

Syndetics book coverThe Chinese medicinal herb farm : a cultivator’s guide to small-scale organic herb production / Peg Schafer ; foreword by Steven Foster ; medicinal use descriptions by Sean Fannin.
“…Through 79 detailed herb profiles – all tested and trialed on Schafer’s certified organic farm-Schafer offers easy-to-follow information, suitable for both growers and practitioners, for growing efficacious wild-simulated herbs. Also included is important information on species conservation, crop integration, and how to avoid the introduction of invasive species. Sidebars on traditional medicinal uses for each herb and delicious recipes are also featured throughout…” – (adapted from Book jacket summary)

Syndetics book coverFight fat after forty : the revolutionary three-pronged approach that will break your stress-fat cycle and make you healthy, fit, and trim for life / Pamela Peeke.
“It’s not only food and inactivity that can make you fat in midlife – so can stress. After the age of forty, the accrued stresses of a lifetime and the inevitable onset of the perimenopause begin to take their physical toll on a woman. This toxic stress builds emergency fat inside the body and leads to bad eating regimes, particularly in the over-forties. In Fight Fat After Forty renowned clinician and scientist Dr Pamela Peeke explains her revolutionary plan for fighting stress-eating and shedding ‘toxic weight’ forever.” – (adapted from Gloabl Books in Print summary)

Syndetics book coverDreaming a lighthouse : a creative partnership : a teenager, her doctor and cancer / Hetty Rodenburg.
“This is a true story about a young woman called Wendy and her journey with cancer, her determination to keep her identify, preserve her dignity, maintain a sense of power and make choices and decisions about her life.” – (adapted from Back cover summary)

Syndetics book coverThe human hologram : living your life in harmony with the unified field / Robin Kelly.
“What if our physical bodies were perpetually being formed upon an invisible field of information? And what if this field was one vital and integral part of the same field underlying the physical structure of our universe, holding all the information and wisdom of its past and present? And what if, by being a knowing contributor to this field, each of us could create a blissful and peaceful future not only for ourselves and our planet, but for our whole universe? If we are indeed – at the deepest level of our being – truly holographic, these questions may no longer be regarded as far-fetched.” – (adapted from Book jacket summary)

Syndetics book coverAllergic girl : adventures in living well with food allergies / Sloane Miller.
“In Allergic Girl, you will discover: How to find the best allergist and get a correct diagnosis; How to create positive relationships with family, friends, and food; How to build a safe environment wherever you are; Real-world scenarios scripted from the author’s life as well her work with clients and other leaders in the field.” – (adapted from Gloabl Books in Print summary)

Syndetics book coverThe secrets of people who never get sick : what they know, why it works, and how it can work for you / Gene Stone.
“The Secrets of People Who Never Get Sick arose from [Gene Stone’s] desire to discover what might actually prevent him from getting sick himself. This book, the result of that exploration, tells the stories of twenty-five people who each possess a different secret of excellent health – a secret that makes sense and that Stone discovered has a true scientific underpinning.” – (adapted from Global Books in Print summary)

Syndetics book coverThe lost language of plants : the ecological importance of plant medicines to life on earth / Stephen Harrod Buhner.
“Well-known author, teacher, lecturer, and herbalist Stephen Harrod Buhner has produced a book that is certain to generate controversy. It consists of three parts: 1. A critique of technological medicine, and especially the dangers to the environment posed by pharmaceuticals and other synthetic substances that people use in connection with health care and personal body care. 2. A new look at Gaia Theory, including an explanation that plants are the original chemistries of Gaia and those phytochemistries are the fundamental communications network for the Earth’s ecosystems. 3. Extensive documentation of how plants communicate their healing qualities to humans and other animals.” – (adpated from Global Books in Print summary)