The Instinct to Heal
Author: David Servan-Schreiber
An award-winning psychiatrist and neuroscientist presents seven all-natural approaches to fighting depression and anxiety by building on the body's relationship to the brain, yielding dramatic improvements quickly and permanently. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.
Known for their ease of use, artful presentation of scientific information, and evidence-based approach, James Duke’s comprehensive handbooks are the cornerstone in the library of almost every alternative and complementary medicine practitioner and ethnobotanist. Using the successful format of these bestselling handbooks, Duke’s Handbook of Medicinal Plants of the Bible covers 150 herbs that scholars speculate, based on citations, were used in Biblical times.
Revealing that modern medicine's methods are often more dangerous than the diseases they are designed to diagnose and treat, Dr. Mendelsohn explains the risks of annual physical examinations, drugs, and unnecessary surgery, and compares home and hospitalbirths
by MICHEL FOUCAULT Everyone knows that in France there are few logicians but many historians of science; and that in the 'philosophical establishment' - whether teaching or research oriented - they have occupied a considerable position. But do we know precisely the importance that, in the course of these past fifteen or twenty years, up to the very frontiers of the establishment, a 'work' like that of Georges Canguilhem can have had for those very people who were separ ated from, or challenged, the establishment? Yes, I know, there have been noisier theatres: psychoanalysis, Marxism, linguistics, ethnology. But let us not forget this fact which depends, as you will, on the sociology of French intellectual environments, the functioning of our university institutions or our system of cultural values: in all the political or scientific discussions of these strange sixty years past, the role of the 'philosophers' - I simply mean those who had received their university training in philosophy department- has been important: perhaps too important for the liking of certain people. And, directly or indirectly, all or almost all these philosophers have had to 'come to terms with' the teaching and books of Georges Canguilhem. From this, a paradox: this man, whose work is austere, intentionally and carefully limited to a particular domain in the history of science, which in any case does not pass for a spectacular discipline, has somehow found him self present in discussions where he himself took care never to figure.
In many countries wastewater treatment systems are hardly functioning or have a very low coverage, resulting in very poor quality water being used for irrigation and the cultivation of consumable produce. This can create significant risks to public health, particularly in expanding urban areas. Wastewater Irrigation and Health approaches this serious problem from a practical and realistic perspective, addressing the issues of health risk assessment and reduction in developing country settings. The book therefore complements other books on the topic of wastewater which tend to target high-end treatment options or merely report that wastewater irrigation is a common phenomenon. The editors of Wastewater Irrigation and Health move the focus onto quantifying risk in order to reduce it. It presents the state-of-the-art on low-cost options for health risk reduction in line with the multiple barrier approach of the 2006 guidelines published by the World Health Organization. The authorship includes a mix of agronomists and engineers who have been working closely with social scientists and health experts, from Africa, Asia, Europe, North America and Australia. The chapters highlight experiences across the developing world with case studies from different parts of sub-Saharan Africa (Ghana, Dakar, Mauritania, South Africa), Asia (India, Pakistan, Vietnam, Bangladesh), Mexico and MENA (Jordan, Tunisia). The book thus clearly establishes a connection between agriculture and sanitation, which is often the missing link in the current discussion on resource recovery.
The straight facts on treating diabetes successfully and living a full and active life Want to know how to manage your diabetes? This friendly book offers you reassuring guidance in putting together a state-of-the-art treatment program. Discover all the advances in monitoring glucose, the latest medications, and how to develop a diet and exercise plan to stay healthy. Full of interesting anecdotes and helpful advice, this is your ultimate diabetes reference. Get the latest information — read about the newest recommendations from the Canadian Diabetes Association and the up-and-coming advances in medicines and monitors Handle low and high blood-glucose emergencies — learn how to identify the symptoms that require urgent attention and how to treat the problem Manage diabetes and pregnancy — know what to do during pregnancy to help ensure a healthy baby Get to know your health care team — find the health care providers you need, from your family physician to your diabetes nurse educator to your dietitian, and more Manage your diabetes through exercise and nutritional know-how — achieve and maintain good diabetes health with suggested exercises and healthy eating tips Control your blood glucose through medication — find out everything you need to know, from treatment tips to potential side-effects "Finally there is a book that I can recommend to people with diabetes." –Dr. Anne Kenshole, Professor of Medicine, University of Toronto Open the book and find: The symptoms and causes of your diabetes How to monitor and record your blood glucose levels Tips for taking and caring for insulin Guidance on getting the vitamins and minerals you need from your diet How to incorporate exercise into your diabetes treatment plan What you need to know about alternative medicines Ways to get the best possible health care Useful Web sites to help keep you informed
Author: Gabriel Cousens, M.D.
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
Conscious Eating has been referred to as the "Bible of Vegetarians," for both beginners and advanced students of health. This classic work in the field of live-food nutrition is an inspirational journey and a manual for life. Included is new information on enzymes, vegetarian nutrition for pregnancy, and an innovative international 14-day menu of gourmet, Kosher, vegetarian, live-food cuisine, plus 150 recipes.
Breastfeeding and Human Lactation
Author: Karen Wambach, University of Kansas School of Nursing Karen Wambach, Jan Riordan
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
Breastfeeding and Human Lactation, Fifth Edition continues as the leading reference for the latest clinical techniques and research findings that direct evidence-based clinical practice for lactation consultants and specialists. Now in its fifth edition, it contains a clear clinical focus with more than 2,000 research studies supporting the clinical recommendations found in the text. This new edition has been thoroughly updated and revised with current research, references, and photos. To make studying and learning easier, each chapter includes key concepts, Internet resources, and evidence-based tables and boxes. Breastfeeding and Human Lactation, Fifth Edition is also an excellent resource to prepare for certification and practice as an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC).
ABC of Palliative Care
Author: Marie Fallon, Geoffrey Hanks
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
This brand new edition pulls together the most up-to-date information on this complex, multidisciplinary area in a practical, user-friendly manner. It deals with the important social and psychological aspects for palliative care of people with incurable diseases including quality of life, communication and bereavement issues.
Author: Patricia Stuart-Macadam
Breastfeeding is a biocultural phenomenon: not only is it a biological process, but it is also a culturally determined behavior. As such, it has important implications for understanding the past, present, and future condition of our species. In general, scholars have emphasized either the biological or the cultural aspects of breastfeeding, but not both. As biological anthropologists the editors of this volume feel that an evolutionary approach combining both aspects is essential. One of the goals of their book is to incorporate data from diverse fields to present a more holistic view of breastfeeding, through the inclusion of research from a number of different disciplines, including biological and social/cultural anthropology, nutrition, and medicine. The resulting book, presenting the complexity of the issues surrounding very basic decisions about infant nutrition, will fill a void in the existing literature on breastfeeding.
Food from Sunlight
Author: Christopher B. Hills, Hiroshi Nakamura
Publisher: University of the Trees Press
Author: Robert S. Mendelsohn
Milk, Money, and Madness
Author: M. D. Baumslag, Naomi Baumslag, Dia L. Michels
Publisher: Bergin & Garvey
Breastfeeding vs. formula: could the choice we make put our children at risk?
Author: Isaac Bashevis Singer
This classic collection explores the varieties of wisdom gained with age and especially those that teach us how to love, as "in love the young are just beginners and the art of loving matures with age and experience". Tales of curious marriages and divorce mingle with psychic experiences and curses, acts of bravery and loneliness, love and hatred.
Order, Conflict, and Violence
Author: Stathis N. Kalyvas, Ian Shapiro, Tarek Masoud
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
There might appear to be little that binds the study of order and the study of violence and conflict. Bloodshed in its multiple forms is often seen as something separate from and unrelated to the domains of 'normal' politics that constitute what we think of as order. But violence is used to create order, to maintain it, and to uphold it in the face of challenges. This volume demonstrates the myriad ways in which order and violence are inextricably intertwined. The chapters embrace such varied disciplines as political science, economics, history, sociology, philosophy, and law; employ different methodologies, from game theory to statistical modeling to in-depth historical narrative to anthropological ethnography; and focus on different units of analysis and levels of aggregation, from the state to the individual to the world system. All are essential reading for anyone who seeks to understand current trends in global conflict.