Suzanne Dalton has accomplished much in her life - she is an artist, writer, actor, web designer, and program manager. The one undertaking for which she did not sign up was breast cancer. In her new memoir, humor guides Suzanne through difficult decisions about treatments, surgeries, and reconstruction. Her story, told through witty letters to friends, includes a party before surgery, a zany poodle, and refusal to let cancer define her. A Year Lost, A Life Gained: Fighting Breast Cancer With Wit, Humor, Friends and a Perky Poodle is at its heart a beautifully-told story and a guide intended to aid anyone diagnosed with cancer whether they've completed the journey or are just embarking upon the path.
By Scadden, David T M D
A doctor's riveting story of loss and hope in the world of cancer.
What is it like to encounter cancer? How does it feel to face the unknown, to enter a world of hope, loss, and dread?
From the diagnosis of his childhood friend's mother to his poignant memories in the lab, David Scadden's seen the unknown world of cancer from the lens of a young boy, a classmate, a researcher, a friend, a doctor, and a neighbor. Scadden chronicles his personal memories of cancer - his visits to his sick neighbor and his classmate who left school and never came back.
Now Dr. David Scadden, co-founder of the Harvard Stem Cell Institute and one of the world's leading experts on immunology and oncology, writes his memoir, Cancerland, with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Michael D'Antonio. With riveting stories and moving compassion, Scadden and D'Antonio paint a still rapidly changing landscape in the context of all too common stories of loss. Ranging from Scadden's personal childhood memories to his triumphs and regrets as a doctor, Scadden illuminates a light at the end of a dark tunnel.
Through opening a window into the science of medicine in the world of the unknown, Scadden and D'Antonio humanize cancer while inspiring action that we all so desperately need.
Thomas Dunne Books
By Patrick, Danica
America's NASCAR standout offers a 90-day program to sculpt your body, calm your mind, and achieve your greatest goals
Everything Danica Patrick does is Pretty Intense. A top athlete in her field, not to mention a fan favorite and the first woman to rule in her male-dominated sport, Danica approaches every aspect of life with the utmost intensity. Now, she shows you how you can apply her daily principles and transform your life for the better--and have fun while doing it.
Danica's 90-day high-intensity workout, protein-rich, paleo-inspired eating plan, and mental-conditioning program will get you leaner, stronger, and healthier than you've ever been before. By mixing full-body training and stretching exercises, her accessible workouts hit the holy trinity of fitness: strength, endurance, and flexibility. Bolstered by a customized eating plan for all-day energy, her program will also help you cultivate a mindset for limitless success. You will learn to aim your sights high, confront challenges and setbacks with confidence, and cross the finish line every time. Whether your goal is a stronger core, better skills in the kitchen, or a promotion at work, Danica's Pretty Intense plan will help you reach your highest potential.
By Westaby, Stephen
One of the world's leading heart surgeons shares the hard-won lessons of a life lived where failure and death are just a heartbeat away
Pilates for Living
By Angell, Harri
Aging successfully means learning how to make and maintain positive lifestyle changes to remain in the best of health. Not just living longer, but better, and embracing aging, rather than dreading it. Regular Pilates practice can enable a fulfilling and active later life, helping to lower blood pressure and remove the causes of aches and pains, which can support independent living and good health.
Pilates for Living combines simple and effective exercises, suitable for all levels and abilities, with expert advice and motivational interviews with those who testify to the transformative powers of Pilates.
Just the Essentials
By Grigore, Adina
The author of Skin Cleanse returns with a comprehensive guide to the ultimate ingredient for living an all-natural, plant-based lifestyle: essential oils.
For millennia, essential oils have played a key role in health and beauty rituals. From references in the Bible (frankincense and myrrh) to Hippocrates (who documented the effects of oils from over 300 plants) to Ancient Egypt (Cleopatra pioneered the use of fragrance) , essential oils have been revered throughout human history for their healing powers and their unparalleled scent.
But in modern times, they've often been misunderstood, underappreciated, even cast as "dangerous" - and relegated to the dusty shelves of health food stores. That is, until recently. Today they're back in the spotlight as increasing numbers of consumers are looking for all-natural alternatives to skincare products and opting for fragrance-free detergents and soaps, natural remedies for common ailments, and toxin-free home cleaning solutions.
Enter Adina Grigore, owner and founder of the wildly popular all-natural skincare line SW Basics. A former essential oil skeptic, Grigore learned everything she could about these potent plant-based compounds when she began formulating her products. And what she learned was that essential oils are some of the most powerful, healing, health-promoting compounds found in nature. That, and they smell pretty great too.
In Just the Essentials, Grigore offers a 21st-century guide to these ancient oils, offering a fresh, fun, and authoritative overview of what they are and how they can be easily incorporated into anyone's life. From plant-based medicine to all-natural skincare to safer and cleaner household products to aromatherapy, this handy and entertaining guide provides detailed advice for a wide array of oils, safety guidelines, and a range of do-it-yourself recipes to get started. Inside you'll discover such fun facts as:
Tea tree oil is a powerful antibacterial that is proven to be as effective for treating acne as benzoyl peroxide; it also kills oral bacteria and is a life-saver for tooth infections.Cinnamon oil is a circulation-booster that helps to ease everyday aches and pains as well as headaches (even migraines) .Peppermint oil is brimming with antimicrobial properties; peppermint oil can be used for everything from alleviating digestive problems to cleaning your kitchen counters.
With lists of the best oils for beginners; instructions for diffusing and safe handling; and DIY recipes from dish soap to toothpaste to facial masks, Just the Essentials makes it easy and enjoyable to reap the many benefits of these pure plant extracts.
The 30-Day Thyroid Reset Plan
By Campbell, Becky
Get Your Health Back for Good In 30 DaysMillions of Americans have thyroid disorders and don't even know it. Dr. Becky Campbell, who has years of experience in the field, was one of those people but cured herself using this revolutionary program. What makes this approach different -- and more effective for lifelong results -- is that it looks for root causes and offers a well-rounded, holistic treatment plan that addresses lifestyle, diet, environmental toxins and more. This way, you can fix the underlying problem rather than covering up the symptoms. Because the thyroid affects every system in the body, a whole host of symptoms can arise and can vary from person to person. To help individuals find the root cause of their thyroid disorder, Dr. Becky Campbell explains the seven hidden triggers that cause illness: gut infections, leaky gut and food sensitivities, vitamin deficiencies, HPA-axis imbalance, heavy metal toxicity, sex hormone dysfunction and chronic infections.
Page Street Publishing
The Metabolism Plan
By Recitas, Lyn-genet
The New York Times bestselling author of The Plan is back to help readers customize their diet and exercise less to lose more weight! The Plan -- the instant New York Times and USA Today bestseller that helped readers pinpoint which "healthy" foods were making them gain weight -- has helped hundreds of thousands of readers slim down. Now nutritionist Lyn-Genet Recitas shares her groundbreaking new 30-day program that helps readers create a customized diet and exercise plan to boost their metabolism and burn more fat. Readers will discover: why exercising less -- as little as 12 minutes, 3 times a week! -- can help them lose more weight; why "healthy" foods like oatmeal and salmon may be packing on the pounds, but French fries may not; and how to optimize their thyroid function. Featuring all-new recipes and backed by science, THE METABOLISM PLAN is primed to revolutionize the diet shelf and help readers shed weight for good.
Grand Central Life & Style
Heal Your Leaky Gut
By Brownstein, David
Dr. David Brownstein, bestselling author of THE GUIDE TO HEALTHY EATING and one of the world's foremost practitioners of holistic medicine, brings his proven and groundbreaking advice sufferers of the Leaky Gut Syndrome. This devastating syndrome is as unpleasant as it sounds, and is the hidden root of a wide array of chronic health conditions and diseases. In HEAL YOUR LEAKY GUT, Dr. Brownstein provides a step-by-step guide on healthy eating, supplements, and nutrients that will help alleviate symptoms of conditions ranging from joint pain and arthritis, digestive complaints, depression and ADHD, Lupus, Diabetes, low energy, and skin conditions, to seasonal and food allergies.
The Cancer Whisperer
By Sabbage, Sophie
The self-published sensation and UK bestseller that has helped thousands touched by cancer.
Beautifully and poignantly written, The Cancer Whisperer encourages cancer patients to:
* Direct their own treatment while preserving their personhood in a system that tends to see them as patients more than people. * Engage with fear, anger, and grief in healthy and healing ways instead of toughing it out, trying to be falsely positive, or collapsing into despair. * Radically shift from being a cancer victim to a cancer listener - fostering an understanding of cancer as a symptom of other underlying causes and engaging with whatever changes it calls on them to make.
As authentic as it is revolutionary, The Cancer Whisperer calls for an end to "the war on cancer" and the start of a more transformative dialogue with the disease.
Pregnancy Day By Day, 3rd Edition
For expectant parents who want to know everything about their developing baby at every stage, Pregnancy Day by Day provides a daily countdown to the date of delivery. Covering each day of pregnancy in detail, as well as labor, birth, and life with a new baby, Pregnancy Day by Day is an unprecedented and comprehensive guide that is written by a team of experts and is the one resource no parent-to-be should be without.
By Blum, Susan
The author of the bestselling The Immune System Recovery Plan shares her science-based, drug-free treatment plan for the almost fifty million people who suffer from arthritis: an amazing 3-step guide to eliminate the disease naturally.
Arthritis is the most common cause of disability in the world - greater than both back pain and heart disease. One example, Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) , is the most common autoimmune disease, affecting 1% of the US population, and almost 68 million people worldwide. Conventional medicine tends to treat arthritis with strong, gut-damaging, immune-suppressing pain medications, temporarily relieving the symptoms of the disease without addressing its root causes. Now, in her groundbreaking new book, Dr. Susan Blum, a leading expert in functional medicine, offers a better approach to healing arthritis permanently.
Dr. Blum's groundbreaking three-step protocol is designed to address the underlying causes of the condition and heal the body permanently by:
-Treating Rheumatoid Arthritis, Osteoarthritis, and more -Healing your gut to heal your joints -Reducing inflammation without medication
Dr. Blum's innovative method includes a two-week plan to quickly reduce pain through anti-inflammatory foods and supplements; followed by an intensive gut repair to rid the body of bad bacteria and strengthen the gastrointestinal system for a dramatic improvement in arthritis symptoms and inflammation; and then addresses the emotional issues that contribute to inflammation, and eating a simple, Mediterranean inspired diet to maintain a healthy gut.
Featuring detailed case studies, including Dr. Blum's own inspiring personal story, Healing Arthritis offers a revolutionary way to heal your gut, repair your immune system, control inflammation, and live a happier, healthier life ... arthritis-free.
The Essential Oils Complete Reference Guide
By Stiles, K G
KG Stiles shows you how to create essential oil recipes to shift your mindset and connect your body and mind, by featuring more than 250 recipes for every ailment from sleeping problems to increasing to healing sinuses.
An aromatherapist to stars, KG provides prescriptions with personalized formulas for your ailment. You'll learn which oils work best for certain problems, and will be introduced to new oils you may not have heard of before. The balanced, blended recipes include a broad spectrum of solutions for various conditions. You'll build connections with plants and experience nature with your ability to heal yourself as the aromatic oils stimulate your powerful olfactory nerves.
Page Street Pub Co
50 Things to Do Before You Deliver
By Krause, Jill
While your body is doing the important work of growing your baby, 50 Things to Do Before You Deliver nails down exactly what to do to prepare for your little one's big debut.First-time moms have plenty to be grateful for -- and plenty to worry about. Centered on what's most important to expecting moms, 50 Things to Do Before You Deliver narrows the vast field of pregnancy advice to 50 specific, proactive steps for confidence and peace of mind before baby arrives. Unlike other pregnancy books for first time moms, this book includes only what is necessary and helpful, and leaves out the rest. Written by Jill Krause -- creator of the award-winning pregnancy blog, Baby Rabies, and mom of four -- 50 Things to Do Before You Deliver arms moms-to-be with actionable advice and tools that are actually useful.
By Keene, Nancy
Approximately 4,500 children and teens are diagnosed with leukemia in the United States and Canada each year. The illness and its treatment can have a devastating effect on family, friends, classmates, and the larger community. This newly updated edition of Childhood Leukemia contains the information and support parents need during this difficult time, including:New treatments such as immunotherapy, tailoring drugs dosages to children's genetic profiles, and ways to deal with side effects.Advice on how to cope with procedures, hospitalization, school, family, and financial issues.Tips for forming a partnership with the medical team.Poignant and practical stories from family members.Updated resources for medical information, emotional support, and financial assistance.Parents who read this book will find understandable medical information and emotional support.