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    1. Down Came the Rain : My Journey
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    1. Down Came the Rain : My Journey Through Postpartum Depression
    by Brooke Shields
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    Asin: 1401301894
    Catlog: Book (2005-05-03)
    Publisher: Hyperion
    Sales Rank: 612967
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    In this compelling memoir, Brooke Shields talks candidly about her experience with postpartum depression after the birth of her daughter, and provides millions of women with an inspiring example of recovery.

    When Brooke Shields welcomed her newborn daughter, Rowan Francis, into the world, something unexpected followed-a crippling depression. Now, for the first time ever, in Down Came the Rain, Brooke talks about the trials, tribulations, and finally the triumphs that occurred before, during, and after the birth of her daughter.

    In what is sure to strike a chord with the millions of women who suffer from depression after childbirth, America's sweetheart Brooke Shields shares how she, too, battled this debilitating condition that is widely misunderstood, despite the fact that it affects many new mothers. She discusses the illness in the context of her life, including her struggle to get pregnant, the high expectations she had for herself and that others placed on her as a new mom, and the role of her husband, friends, and family as she struggled to attain her maternal footing in the midst of a disabling depression. And, ultimately, Brooke shares how she found a way out through talk therapy, medication, and time.

    Exhibiting an informed voice and a self-deprecating sense of humor, this first memoir from a woman who has grown up before the eyes of the world is certain to attract the attention and empathy of many new mothers and fans alike. ... Read more


    2. The pH Miracle for Weight Loss : Balance Your Body Chemistry, Achieve Your Ideal Weight
    by Robert O. Young, Shelley Redford Young
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    Asin: 0446577227
    Catlog: Book (2005-05-12)
    Publisher: Warner Books
    Sales Rank: 776
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Weight loss is not about fat; it’s all about acid. So forget about fat grams, cholesterol, carbs, and calories: reaching your ideal weight is simply a matter of maintaining the delicate pH balance of the blood. And in his new book, Dr. Young offers a simple 7-step diet and exercise plan to help you change your shape and shed those pounds once and for all. How ever many pounds you need to lose before you reach your ideal, healthy weight--10, 30, 100--multiply it by two. That’s the maximum number of days it will take to reach your goal with the plan. This revolutionary program explains which foods will help you obtain the best results and how the right type of water can make a big difference. Also including a specific exercise plan and menus with delicious recipes, THE pH MIRACLE FOR WEIGHT LOSS will help readers balance their body chemisty and lose those extra pounds for good. ... Read more

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    1-0 out of 5 stars Yet Another pH Miracle Book - **YAWN**
    Alkalizing did not produce results for me. Weight loss is still about diet, calories and metabolic rate, no matter how you disguise those factors with supplements or theories designed to sell them.

    As I've said elsewhere, if fat is an acid problem, why doesn't vinegar make you fat? Perhaps because there are no calories in vinegar? The products behind the ph Miracle can only be sold by word of mouth and in your home on a table or shelf, sort of a shrine. Why? Why can't you sell it on eBay or in your own health food store? Maybe because that would mean price competition, and at $80 a pound for some powdered veggies you can understand why competition is unwelcome.

    Beware when manipulative marketing organizations, no matter how many scholarly credentials they have, ask you to open your wallet for products or tests designed to confirm the need for the products. They're trying to help you while helping themselves to your wallet. There are plenty of watchdog sites to explain the aggressive marketing tactics used by some MLM charlatans. Books such as "Combating Cult Mind Control" by Hassan, or "Dangerous Persuaders" by Samways, or Butterfield's book on Amway ... With any MLM, you should first ask HOW will I recover my initial sales kit investment? WHO will buy these products at these prices? Take it from a Long Distance Marketing vet who took a bath ... MLM is set up for and by the people at the top of the pyramid who milk the profits. And if you encounter any alternative marketing strategies, like some warmly seductive member of the opposite sex who comes on to you in a major but false way - but won't give you the time of day when you're not BUYING something - report it to the company, the MLM marketing association, and any appropriate authorities. The public is not required to tolerate any form of harassment in sales, marketing, or employment situations. Complaining long and loud is the only way to put manipulative people where they belong. If you don't, you too could end up feeling USED and PLAYED by the GREEDY motivations of manipulative people. And there is nothing moral about pulling people's heartstrings to line your own pockets. It is un-Christian and it should be stopped.

    I lost weight when I boosted my metabolic rate to burn calories through exercise. In America we eat heavily all year round. In the summer we store fat when the heat reduces our metabolic rate and we hibernate in air conditioning, and in the winter we're supposed to burn the stored fat to stay warm, but instead we keep eating and live in warm homes. Then we complain we're fat.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Scientific Health is Yours!
    For the first time in my 47 years of life, I decided to go on a program after reading Dr Young's book.

    I must say I was impressed, and at the same time understood that not taking any incentive would mean poor health for the rest of my life. So I took up the challenge.

    I followed religiously all of your recommendations and tips and succeeded finally, oh btw I forgot to mention that my lower back used to hurt all the time and also my liver used to bother me. But now all the pain is gone thanks to this system. Here are just a few of the benefits I received: my blood pressure now is 117/84 (still can't believe it),

    I lost 19 pounds in 2 weeks, although I wasn't overweight, my skin is firm and silky and everybody is giving me compliments wherever I go, they just can't believe I'm 47.

    The only drawback is that I had to go and get my lenses replaced in my reading glasses because my vision has improved so much I couldn't use them anymore they became too strong.

    I now feel very light and even enlightened, and feel at least 12 years younger, my sleep has improved tremendously, and I go to the bathroom at night only once compared to 2 or 3 before.


    Thank you very much I will recommend your book to all of my friends, boy are they unhealthy and overweight!

    This is not some fad diet though; it WILL influence your decisions to the better. Dr Young explains that it's not the fat that is making you fat but rather the acid.

    Well, I don't want to give the whole book away you will have to find out for yourself.

    Scientific Health is Yours! Go get it.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Truly a Miracle
    THis is the only diet book I have read that promotes true health and a sustainable life-long diet.I lost my entire goal of 30 pounds in 6 weeks!!I feel great.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Amazing Book, Amazing Insights
    This is a book that will save your health and your life.

    It is easy to see why some say Dr. Young is the Martin Luther King of health.

    The recipes are delicious.Results came for me within days.

    If you don't have time to follow this approach, at least read the book.There are many tips and facts that will change the way you think about food.

    5-0 out of 5 stars A MUST READ for anyone wishing to reclaim their health!
    I have read all of Dr. Young's books and this one is his best yet!Dr. Young has brought the reader straight to the heart of his new biology...simply and with the gentleness he shows every person who is blessed to meet him.This book allows the reader to learn about the new biology with clear instructions on how to follow his protocol, while giving them a true feel for the man behind the science.Dr. Young brings it all home...in order to be successful in achieving your goals you MUST be willing to change the way you think, live and eat.It is a true mind-body connection and he took the time to give examples on how to begin reconnecting to yourself to live the life you dared to dream possible.You don't have to suffer, be ashamed of what you eat, how you look or depend on drugs to get the results you want.You have a choice and reading this book will be one of the best choices you can make for yourself and loved ones. No matter what your situation is...Dr. Young's book will help you to achieve your ideal life!I am personally grateful for his work and energy he has put into each book.Because of them I have been living a life without chronic diarrhea, pain, high blood pressure, and GERD. Together my husband and I have lost over 42 pounds and are in the best shape of our lives.Thank you Dr. Young...buy this book--it is the answer for anyone truly ready to live again.Any parent out there wanting to save your child from a life of depression, being an outcast, developing diabetes, heart disease and all the things associated with being over weight will benefit from reading this book.It is never too late to help our children! ... Read more


    3. Fitzpatrick''s Color Atlas & Synopsis of Clinical Dermatology (1,000 Illustrations)
    by KlaussWolff, Richard. A. Johnson, RichardSuurmond
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    Asin: 0071440194
    Catlog: Book (2005-01-19)
    Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional
    Sales Rank: 3892
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    "...should serve as a standard against which all future atlases will be measured..."*
    -New England Journal of Medicine, review of third edition

    “...an excellent resource for all health care providers..."
    -Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practioners, review of third edition

    The best selling dermatology atlas in the medical market place! This unique combination of text, clinical reference, and color atlas features the best quality and most varied photographs of skin conditions important to any health care professional. Features consistent 2-page disease coverage format with description on left and photos on the right.

    NEW TO THIS EDITION
    *MORE photographs – more than 100 new illustrations, many focusing on conditions affecting people of color
    *MORE user friendly – color tabbing system for quick retrieval
    *NEW list of related web sites for physicians and patients at the end of diseases
    *NEW full-color schematic drawings of pathogenesis added to each section
    *NEW section on Bioterrorism ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent! Lots of full-color photographs
    This is an excellent, full-color photographic atlas of dermatology. The text is not complete enough to diagnose and treat, but if you are looking for an excellent collection of photographs with brief descriptions to peak your interest this is a wonderful resource. Lots of images of less common disorders and diseases of the skin (Lamellar ichthyosis, pemphigus vulgaris, EB's), and also common ailments (acne, rosacea, cancer, etc.)

    5-0 out of 5 stars EXCELLENT REFERENCE BOOK
    I have used this book throughout 2 years of medical school and it is one of the best dermatology references I have come across.It has also been a quick review for the the path seen with derm since the pictures are so clear and give a good representation of the path. An easy book to skim through before boards as well.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Great overview of Clinical Dermatology
    I enjoyed reading this book as a layperson, not having gone to medical school. I have a number of minor skin problems and this book allowed me to differentiate the insignificant ones from the ones I need to pay attention to. I think that this book should be in every household, because a person or parent should know what skin affliction(s) they have and how serious they are before they rush off to the doctor. One thing that should have been elaborated on more is the sub-section on The Nails as Clues to Multiorgan Disease. There are only a few pages of examples of this, yet there are dozens of correlations between abnormal fingernails and systemic disease. The book only gives blantant and graphic examples of serious nail problems and then gives the possible associated underlying disease. It should be expanded to include more "soft sign" nail problems to help doctors make educated guesses about what tests to run.

    5-0 out of 5 stars WELL-RESEARCHED, WELL-DOCUMENTED
    Shinning like a king's armour, the colours and synopses of this atlas made a thorough analysis of skin diseases.
    Any medical student or practioner who needs a dermatological companion would find a reliable one in this atlas. The uncountable pictures, which featured in this new edition are both illustrative and descriptive. Everything about the book indicates sound research and documentation, (on the part of its authors). It is a superlative tool for both doctors and students: the type of book many people would like to keep as CD-ROMs.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Out Damned Spot!
    Was it, perhaps, the abundant clear color photos? Was it, by chance, the in-depth and easy to understand text? Or could it have been the complete indexing of every skin disease known to mankind, from Acne to Zoster sine zoster, that compelled me to snatch this wonderful red book from the shelf and declare, "Hey, this is one super-cool book!"

    If I were a dermatologist or a general practitioner, I'd want this atlas in my reference library. Ah...but alas, I'm but a simple lawyer trying to find out how to get rid of a case of... Dare I say more? Out damned spot! Out!

    Here's how I see it. If I, as layperson, might think this atlas worthy of your attention...then it must be! Cammy Diaz ... Read more


    4. Against Depression
    by Peter D. Kramer
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    Asin: 0670034053
    Catlog: Book (2005-05-05)
    Publisher: Viking Adult
    Sales Rank: 105
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Written as an answer to the question, "What if van Gogh had been on anti-depressants," Against Depression manages to be more of an exploration than a polemic, regardless of its title. While author Peter Kramer (Listening to Prozac) expresses a definite opinion--that disease of any sort should be treated as effectively as possible--he manages to express sympathy along with frustration about the recurring idea that soulful creativity often goes hand-in-hand with depression. Without ever being dismissive or particularly angry, his writing makes his point abundantly clear after the first chapter: The pervasive idea of depression serving a creative purpose is preposterous, as well as highly damaging.

    While he draws from a number of recent studies on depression, the book is not meant to assist in the diagnosis or treatment of individuals, except in a very general sense. Instead, Kramer adds the findings of those studies into his thoughts on how patients modify medication doses for depression as they wouldn't for purely physical diseases, and looks into future possibilities of genetically modified stress hormone transmitters that could work to prevent a slide into chronic depression. In the arts, he examines the work of philosophers, painters and writers in relation to the reputation their personal lives have earned (critics and consumers alike believe that pain equals genius and lack of pain equals lack of depth). Adding Dineson, Bellow, Updike and Kierkegaard to the list headed by van Gogh, Kramer shows a variety of ways we live with the assumption that creative genius does not function without severe emotional strain.

    While he does include a few stories from a patient to illustrate specific treatments, most of the book is slow and thoughtful, without ever being dry or pedantic. Useful to families or individuals who have encountered depression, this book offers excellent support for anyone--creative genius or otherwise--who struggle to define their talents as existing separately from their illness. Jill Lightner ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Captures the true experience of depression.
    This is, hands down, the best book I have ever read about the multifocal and devastating effects of depression.It is extremely well researched, thoughtful, and is exactly the book that is needed to dispel the erroneous notions that persist regarding depression.There is nothing at all charming or intriguing about depression.

    5-0 out of 5 stars A 10 Star Direly Needed Book!
    Peter Kramer did an outstanding job in presenting the debilitating effects of depression, how vital it is that this chemical imbalance is properly treated, and how society can relate to the depths of despair suffered by those who have gifted us with their genius while they endured suffering.

    This book would do well to be required reading for anyone that either is depressed, or is in a close relationship with someone that has this treatable disease. The societal stigma about depression is addressed prolifically and how people of the creative arts seek to overcome depression by pouring their heart and soul into their work. Make no mistake, depression is NOT a prerequisite for artistic or genius expression. It IS "the most devastating disease known to mankind" as eloquently accounted for in the personal stories of the lives of those who have suffered, without treatment. Kramer brings sanity to this often misunderstood disease, and his insights are direly needed.
    Along with this book, I would also highly recommend "Shortcut to Spirituality: Mastering the Art of Inner Peace" by Bob Gottfried, Ph.D., as the two books together would be a tremendous help to anyone that seeks to be free from depression, and have inner peace. They are both 10 Star Books! Outstanding!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Information!
    Thank you for a well-written and informative book.Against Depression gave me a deeper understanding of this debilitating problem.

    Suzannah L Crowder
    Author, Damaged Goods: Adults Can Heal from Childhood Trauma
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Kramer does it again!
    In this new book, Kramer explores the findings from the latest important research on depression. From thoughts on how patients modify medication doses for depression as they wouldn't for purely physical diseases to future possibilities of genetically modified stress hormone transmitters that could work to prevent a slide into chronic depression, he takes the reader on an enlightening journey through what matters.

    Another new book I enjoyed immensely of late is called "The Emotional Intelligence Quick Book" ... Read more


    5. Healing from the Heart: A Leading Surgeon Combines Eastern and Western Traditions to Create the Medicine of the Future
    by Mehmet Oz, Lisa Oz
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    Asin: 0452279550
    Catlog: Book (1999-10-01)
    Publisher: Plume Books
    Sales Rank: 26785
    Average Customer Review: 4.88 out of 5 stars
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    "The medicine of the new millennium."--Larry Dossey, M.D., author of Healing Words

    Dr. Mehmet Oz, celebrated heart surgeon and co-founder of the Complementary Care Center at New York's Columbia-Presbyterian Hospital, is spearheading the health-care revolution that is yielding powerful new healing tools that will forever change the way we think of medicine. In this ground-breaking book, he describes his pioneering work--combining cutting-edge Western medicine with such Eastern techniques as acupuncture and chi-gong, as well as such controversial therapies as hypnosis, music, massage, reflexology, aromatherapy, and energy healing. The inspiring and affecting stories of his patients are the heart of this book--from the extraordinary discipline of Frank Torre, who used his professional sports training to "psych" himself into healing after heart transplant surgery, to the "impossible" recovery of blues great Johnny Copeland, who was roused from a seemingly impenetrable coma through the force of his own music. In recounting his patients' experiences, Dr. Oz forges a blueprint for the radical new medicine of the next millennium--drawing on the best from Eastern and Western therapies and empowering patients to become partners with doctors in promoting their own recovery.
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    5-0 out of 5 stars YES, a powerful voice for Medicine with Hope and Warmth!
    An inspiring doctor with a powerful but gentle voice. The more medicine opens up like this the better we are all going to be. I think everyone should read this book. Also HIGHLY RECOMMENDED is "Effortless Wellbeing: The Missing Ingredients for Authentic Wellness" by Evan Finer. Though not a medical book, it is a concise and extremely powerful guide to compliment any healing program, to induce true wellness and to help regain personal strength. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED READING. Thank you to the authors!!

    4-0 out of 5 stars The Medicine of the Future
    Dr. Oz is an accomplished heart surgeon in the field of cardiac transplantation. He describes how he combines complementary medicine (e.g. hypnosis, reflexology, yoga, message, acupuncture. Etc) with orthodox Western medicine. There is an excellent forward by Dr Dean Ornish, and an interesting epilogue containing an overview of the complementary medicine techniques. The bulk of the book contains stories of patients Dr. Oz treated using this revolutionary way. I am a cardiologist, and I have a great interest in combining western medicine with complementary medicine, which is the reason I bought this book. However this book was a bit boring to read and was also a bit of a disappointment. Nevertheless, those interested in this new medicine, which I think will be the medicine of the new millennium, will want to read this book.

    5-0 out of 5 stars FANTASTIC BOOK - SUPERBLY WRITTEN!
    What is impressive about this book is the author's concepts of healing both heart and mind as he points out just how closely the two are interconnected. The writing style is one that will grasp the reader's attention from start to finish. The approach to holistic health is a welcome approach to healing. It is a concept that is gradually increasing in the health care field, but one that still has a long way to go before it is universally accepted by all physicians. More education and information needs to be provided in this area to all health care providers. Using the holistic approach, there can be fewer side effects from medication, less depression and a general feeling of well being during the most trying and difficult times. There is much to be said on combining Western and Eastern traditions in the process of healing. Our world can benefit dramatically from this approach and the author vividly explains why throughout the pages of this well-researched and superbly written book. It is highly recommended reading material and most deserving of a five star rating.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Best book of the year
    A great book describing an insiders view of what total healing can mean in today's complex medical care system. The book has deservedly won the Books for Better America award for Best Wellness Book of the Year and should be required reading for all patients contemplating surgery.

    5-0 out of 5 stars This book was fantastic - for the sick and healthy alike.
    Dr. Mehmet has given me a new perspective on holistic health and disease. As my mother is going through the breast cancer battle, I am incorporating many of his suggestions for heart patients: soothing music after the mastectomy, foot massages as she fades in and out of conciousness, arranging to have someone loved at the bedside constantly. I am looking into getting a masseuse to come in and perform foot massage as her body receives chemotherapy. As a result of this, her attitude is positive and I believe that has a grave impact on how her body reacts to all of this trauma. I'm waiting impatiently for his next book. ... Read more


    6. Healing Back Pain : The Mind-Body Connection
    by John E. Sarno
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    Asin: 0446392308
    Catlog: Book (1991-02-01)
    Publisher: Warner Books
    Sales Rank: 2368
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    Healing Back Pain promises permanent elimination of back pain without drugs, surgery, or exercise. It should have been titled Understanding TMS Pain, because it discusses one particular cause of back pain--Tension Myositis Syndrome (TMS)--and isn't really a program for self-treatment, with only five pages of action plan (and many more pages telling why conventional methods don't work). According to John E. Sarno, M.D., TMS is the major cause of pain in the back, neck, shoulders, buttocks, and limbs--and it is caused not by structural abnormalities but by the mind's effort to repress emotions. He's not saying that your pain is all in your head; rather, he's saying that the battle going on in your mind results in a real physical disorder that may affect muscles, nerves, tendons, or ligaments. An injury may have triggered the disorder, but is not the cause of the amount or intensity of the resulting pain. According to Sarno, the mind tricks you into not facing repressed emotion by making you focus on pain in the body. When this realization sinks in ("and it must sink in, for mere intellectual appreciation of the process is not enough"), the trick doesn't work any more, and there's no need for the pain. (Healing Back Pain should not be used for self-diagnosis. Always consult a physician for chronic or acute back pain.) --Joan Price ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars This book transformed my life
    I've always considered myself the most skeptical of skeptics, but Dr. Sarno has earned my lifelong gratitude. I've suffered from severe, chronic back pain ever since I was attacked by a combative mental patient when I working as an R.N. This book liberated me. Since I read it, I've been Advil and Tylenol free for over a month, I've returned to lifting anything I want, doing vigorous aerobics, jazz dancing, and most important of all, I'm able to sit when I work (I'm now a writer), when I'd been forced to stand and write for months now due to the pain. Yes, the book is a little like Tinkerbell. You have to believe for it to work. But Dr. Sarno's common sense theories had the ring of truth for me from the first time I read them. I realize now that my accident wasn't the "cause" of my pain, it was the "trigger" and that has made all the difference in my life. Give this book a try! It's been an answer to my most fervent prayers for me.

    4-0 out of 5 stars FASCINATING THEORY, NOT MUCH INFO ON IMPLEMENTING
    I found Dr. Sarno's theories regarding the epidemic of back pain to be incredibly innovative, yet making a lot of sense. I read the book after seeing Dr. Sarno's interview with broadcast journalist John Stossel (who related his own success after treatment by Dr. Sarno, to the skepticism of his MD brother, who was also on the show) and after I had tried every treatment available short of surgery for disc herniation (lumbar) and "severe disc degeneration" (cervical). I even had a morphine pump surgically implanted to deliver non-systemic morphine to my lumbar discs 24 hours per day, with minimal success, and still must take massive doses of oral pain meds and muscle relaxants to get through the day, so I was ready to try anything.... My complaint with this book is that very little information is given on implementing Dr. Sarno's theories. He articulates what he states is a new diagnosis for back pain: Tension Myositis Syndrome, or TMS, which is basically that back pain results from the brain subliminally causing the pain to distract patients from psychological distress; particularly convincing was his observation that thousands of people have herniated discs and other structural problems detectable by an MRI but never suffer any pain. His main treatment as set forth in the book, primarily from the experiences of his patients, seems to be to "talk to your brain" and let it know that you know what it is doing. I just can't get the hang of talking to my brain or any of the other exercises offered as successful by the patients quoted. When I called Dr. Sarno's office -- because his primary suggested method of treatment is to attend his lectures -- a message simply gave the names of doctors, none near me, who treat back pain using his methodology. I further left a NY area phone number, as he requested for those who live near the Big Apple, and indicated that I would travel to NYC for treatment, and there was never a response. Thus, I highly recommend the book for its theory of the cause of back pain, but do not read this book expecting to receive much information on the how-to of achieving cure through Dr. Sarno's methods. This left me hanging, and highly disappointed....Nonetheless, I would recommend that any sufferer of chronic back pain read the book for the theories, SOMEONE is bound to come out with a book which gives more information on implementing a cure for TMS. The book is certainly worth the purchase price for the glimmer of hope it provides.

    5-0 out of 5 stars This Works and Should Be Required Reading
    Several years ago I was off work for nine months because of what the doctors diagnosed as repetitive motion and then disc problems. AFTER major sugery, when they told me I'd be out of work and in excruciating pain the rest of my life, I found this book--it was next to one of those "how to live with excruciating pain" books.

    Within two hours of starting to read Dr. Sarno's Healing Back Pain I could turn my neck. Within two weeks the pain was completely gone, and I've been a ball of fire since. I wish I could thank him in person. Buy this book, if you can, do it before you commit to major surgery.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Healing Back Pain by Sarno
    This book links the mind and pain sensations to the gastrointestinal tract. There is an association between the pain signals and the gastrointestinal tract; however, the curative
    result is in controlling inflammation. The author provides a good
    analysis of peripheral nerve involvement in the management of
    pain. Specific coping strategies are cited, as well as
    testimonials in the form of numerous letters from satisfied
    followers and adherents. The author cites Vitamin C in megadoses
    as a preferred treatment option. He relates pain to specific
    anger as an undercurrent which magnifies the pain sensations
    in proportion to the degree of anger/resentment present.
    The author describes the oxygen deprivation in muscles and
    specific trigger points for pain. These ideas complement
    existing knowledge in conventional medicine,as well as
    known oxygen therapies in Europe.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Still doing great after five years!
    I like to check in every now and then with my progress and I have to say that since reading this book and implementing its suggestions in 1999, I have been free of back pain for five years. I NEVER take it for granted. I biked 35 miles just today without so much as a twinge. I had suffered with back pain for ten years after being attacked by a combative patient at work (I was a psych nurse) so it was pretty much a miracle to stumble on Dr. Sarno's book and his theories. I'm an incredibly practical person who tends to pooh-pooh a lot of holistic medicine, but these theories are based on common sense. If I ever feel even a twinge of discomfort, usually re-reading the Prologue is enough to make me better. Thank you, Dr. Sarno, for changing my life! ... Read more


    7. The 36-Hour Day : A Family Guide to Caring for Persons With Alzheimer Disease, Related Dementing Illnesses, and Memory Loss in Later Life
    by Nancy L. Mace, Peter V. Rabins
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    Asin: 0446610410
    Catlog: Book (2001-04-01)
    Publisher: Warner Books
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    Average Customer Review: 4.29 out of 5 stars
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    Updated with the newest information on Alzheimer's Disease and dementia, this bestselling book has remained the "bible" for families who are giving care toafflicted loved ones. ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars This book is for your Entire Family; it is a survival guide.
    When our family first learned that our Mother had Alzheimer disease, we were devastated. After we all read "The 36-Hour Day", there was a great deal of relief. Although Alzhemier and other dementing illnesses can seem catastrophic, this book reads like a freindly family doctor givng you straight forward, no-nonsense advice. It covers all aspects of dealing with the family member, from explaining just what dementia is and how it can appear, to how you can deal with it appropriately without losing your patience or embarrasing your family member. Medical help, daily care, medical problems, behavior, mood, legal issues, common compassion and basic 'rules of thumb' are thoroughly covered. Several "examples" of previous family incidents are mentioned with thoughts on how to address each and every one. Great care has been crafted into this book and I highly recommend it. You will feel better, thus making the family member you are helping feel better.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Provides direction and help for caretakers and loved ones
    A truly remarkable book. It is well written, and very easy to read and follow, providing a background in this disease and what can/will happen to those afflicted. Providing extremely helpful insights and strategies for those of us who are caregivers, spouses, sons, daughters, and other family and friends. Personally, this book helped me to understand what was happening to my mother, helped me to be more understanding and less frustrated and annoyed with her. This book provides a great deal of insight and allows the reader to get a "feel" for the current situation and possible future situations. I have recommended this book to my personal physician to pass along to her other patients who may be in the same position as I am.

    5-0 out of 5 stars The Answers I Have Been Searching For
    It doesn't give medical advice, it doesn't give technical advice, although it provides resources for seeking such advice. What it does give are explanations and insights into the thinking of brain impaired persons, explanations for their behaviors, and advice on how to manage and cope with being their caregiver.

    These are exactly the answers I have been searching for. So many of my father's actions, reactions and behaviors are profiled in this book, and it's becoming clear that his decline had started many years ago with smaller incidents that we as his family had dismissed. The path of progression can be tracked, and even predicted. It will be helpful to know what's coming next and be prepared. But most important to me is the understanding of why. Being able to understand the why of his behavior helps me a great deal in being able to let go of the anger and to cope better with the situation that has recently escalated to horrific.

    In trying to manage the situation I have started taking anti-anxiety meds, as well as antidepressants and high blood pressure med. I have done all that I can to make changes within myself, yet things have gotten progressively worse. I am beginning to understand that these changes have been part of the problem in a sense in that I have become "unpredictable" to him in not reacting the way he expects me to.

    3-0 out of 5 stars A Fairly Clinical Approach to Alzheimer's Caregiving
    More than 3 million Americans are currently over 80 years old, and their numbers are expected to double by 2025. As the number of very old expands, the incidence of Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia will increase proportionately. Already at least 1 in 4 Americans cares for an elderly relative; in just a few years, a greater proportion will assume the mantle of caregiver to a dementia patient.

    I do not find this thought comfortable, nor did I find The 36-Hour Day comfortable reading. As the caregiver of an elderly person with Alzheimer's, I found this volume helpful with specific problems that often accompany Alzheimer's disease but much in need of updating in other areas, such as caring for the caregiver. Going to a counselor or buying a new dress may have been reasonable options in 1999. For many caregivers in 2004, they are too expensive to be considered.

    Recommended primarily as an overview of what to expect with specific dementia-related problems.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Caregiving
    Highly recommended, an excellent resource, a must-have when beginning the caregiving journey with a loved one with dementia. This book has been out for many years, is updated often, and continues to be one of the very best. It was one of the books that helped me when I had to care for my parents, both with dementia, and inspired me to write my own book, Elder Rage. ... Read more


    8. It's Not About the Bike: My Journey Back to Life
    by Lance Armstrong, Sally Jenkins
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    Catlog: Book (2001-09-30)
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    This is the story of the Sports Illustrated's Sportsman of the Year's journey through triumph, tragedy, transformation, and transcendance. It is the story of Lance Armstrong, the world-famous cyclist, and his fight against cancer. ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars It's Hard Not to be Inspired by this Story
    Say what you want about Lance Armstrong but if you read this book it's hard to consider him anything but an inspiration.

    Last summer I was in Austin, Texas during the end of the Tour de France attending the Texas Age Group Swimming Championships my younger brother was competing in. That city loves Lance and there wasn't a person in the streets who wasn't eager to talk about the Tour; yellow banners supporting him were more common than Texas flags, and anyone who knows Texas knows that that's saying a lot! Following that experience I knew I had to read this book and I wasn't disappointed in the least.

    Having read the book, I can't regard Lance Armstrong as anything less than a miracle. He didn't survive cancer - he conquered it. He proved that a cancer diagnosis doesn't have to mean an end to anything unless you allow it to. This book is a very blunt and unapologetic account of his life before, during, and after his diagnosis and treatment. He's not the nicest guy ever, he's not the humblest guy ever, he's just a guy (who may or may not be the greatest cyclist in the world, it's not my sport, someone else will debate that).

    If Lance Armstrong had never competed in another race again, his survival would still have been incredible. But he did compete, and he's sure to be a legend.

    5-0 out of 5 stars No, It's Not About the Bike or Cancer. It's Pure Lance.
    I know I'll catch it for this review. The book itself gets 5 stars from me. I enjoyed the read, I shed a few tears and I kept hoping that somewhere it would eventually turn Lance Armstrong into one of my heros. It never did. In fact, I pray to God I never meet Lance Armstrong and never get in his path, and I pray anyone who ever has to does survives the encounter. Sally Jenkins gets kudos on pulling off what was a difficult task. How to write his biography and story with him watching over her and to tell the truth. She did it. She pulled it off by writing between the lines like no other. She is truly the hero here. Make no mistake, the book is good, the hero is not. He is, without a doubt the single most arrogant and egotistical person I've ever read about in my life. I wanted him to be my hero so bad too. I have just gotten into cycling and was looking forward to having someone to watch, follow and emulate. Lance is not that guy. You'll read things that will blow you away. How he fully expected his French sponsor to pay him his 5 million dollar contract even when he was taking chemo and was not riding for them, they even offered to give him a contract, just not 5 million and he was outraged. He freaked on might having to sell his $300,000 worth of furniture and "art" to pay for his treatment. Why oh why have all forsaken poor Lance he wonders. Supposedly a boy that grew up on the wrong side of the tracks in Plano, Tx, but give me a break, there is no "wrong side" of the tracks in Plano. Even though he was only raised by his mother, it's obvious people took care of Lance. Riding his expensive cycles that were given to him out of the goodness of one man's heart, and then he doesn't speak to this guy for years on end. I could continue, but I think the world needs to read this book to learn about this. Lance's story is not over, he still hasn't learned what he probably was meant to learn. I do not suggest buying this book for someone with cancer or a teenager. It's not inspiring in the least, no one can afford what Lance had to get him through his terrible cancer ordeal. And, if a teen reads this, he or she will expect the world to give them everything on a silver platter just like Lance expects. One curious note I can't yet figure out. Never once does Lance tell the world he didn't check himself monthly for testicular cancer and that if he had, he could have caught it before it spread to his brain and lungs and recovery would have been comparably easy. With many pages devoted to pictures of he, his wife, his baby and mother not one single page printed a diagram on how to check yourself for testicular cancer. Seems a hero would have had that thought first and foremost in his head, especially since testicular cancer never has gotten the same PR as checking for breast cancer. I might read his other books. Maybe he's learned something along the way, but that is highly doubtful.

    3-0 out of 5 stars A new focus for Armstrong..
    I value Lance Armstrong's story, he is a driven and talented athlete who has had to battle through a life threatening illness. The story is incredible but you wish that Lance wouldn't be so in love with his own story!
    Humility is the virtue that Lance needs most. Maybe that could be his next focus. I'm sure if he put his mind to it, he could tone down his ego. He accomplishes every thing he puts his mind too..... maybe improve his writing as well....

    4-0 out of 5 stars It's not about the bike: It is about the being the best!
    I am a beginner runner. I picked up this book because I wanted to know more about Lance Armstrong. This book has taught me how much mental and physical training are required to be the best, consistently. I have enjoyed reading this book because of the humor, the clear and direct expression of ideas, and Lance's candor in his failures and triumphs. I am sure I will pick it up and read it again periodically.

    5-0 out of 5 stars The Bike is Not Important
    There's nothing I can say that hasn't been said. A fantastic book about an interesting character that has little to do with sports and more to do with the human spirit. This book details Lance's early life as he addresses his cocky, immature nature that quickly goes out the window when he begins his cancer battle. Lance is alive because his is famous. His cancer was so aggressive and mature that IMO what saved him is the unsolicited email from the doctor at Vanderbilt that eventually led him to the doctors at Indiana University. I like sports and would never have read a book just about cancer survival but this book was so highly recommended and for good reason.

    The book finishes with Lance mentally battling to get back on the bike and on to greater glory. There is much to learn here also but the one downer would be listening to him describing his ideal marriage when of course it has already broken up.

    I CANNOT RECOMMEND THIS BOOK HIGHER. You will not be disappointed. And yes, you will start following the Tour de France. ... Read more


    9. Pain Free : A Revolutionary Method for Stopping Chronic Pain
    by PETE EGOSCUE
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    Catlog: Book (2000-02-29)
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    Starting today, you don't have to live in pain.

    That is the revolutionary message of this breakthrough system for eliminating chronic pain without drugs, surgery, or expensive physical therapy. Developed by Pete Egoscue, a nationally renowned physiologist and sports injury consultant to some of today's top athletes, the Egoscue Method has an astounding 95 percent success rate. The key is a series of gentle exercises and carefully constructed stretches called E-cises. Inside you'll find detailed photographs and step-by-step instructions for dozens of motioncizes specifically designed to provide quick and lasting relief of:


    • Lower back pain, hip problems, sciatica, and bad knees
    • Carpal tunnel syndrome and even some forms of arthritis
    • Migraines and other headaches, stiff neck, fatigue, sinus problems, vertigo, and TMJ
    • Shin splints, varicose veins, sprained or weak ankles, and many foot ailments
    • Bursitis, tendinitis, and rotator cuff problems
    • Plus special preventive motioncise programs for maintaining health through the entire body.

    With this book in hand, you're on your way to regaining the greatest gift of all: a pain-free body!

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    5-0 out of 5 stars This book has helped me to recovery from a painful condition
    _Approximately five years ago I had a complete set of x-rays performed by an orthopedic surgeon, and was diagnosised with arthritis, painful heel spurs, and severe plantar fasciatis. Since that time I have tried all of the arthritis prescriptions, and I could not tolerate the side effects. Many visits later to a chiropractor and a poditrist I was still unable to be mobile without severe pain. Water aerobics seem to keep me active, but did not correct the problems. I have spent hundreds of dollars on orthoditics and corrective shoes and no relief.

    As I walked into the public library one day my eyes fell on this book sitting on the shelf next to the check out stand. I could not believe my eyes since it seems to have been written especially for me. This coincidence put me on my road to recovery. I have been doing the exercises about six months now, and I feel a hundred percent better. I now have a copy of this book in my personal library. I feel it is very important to read the complete book, and to keep it handy for reference and inspiration. I have a new lease on life due to the discovery of this book.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Egoscue's book appears both effective and economical.
    After two sessions with Egoscue's exercises, I've still spent less than $25, I can hold my head straighter, and my uneven gait from mis-aligned hips is much improved. Two sessions at the physical therapist would have cost $36 in hot-packs alone, never mind the cost of actual therapy. And I would have been treated for the hip or the shoulder, but probably not both.

    Egoscue recommends reading the introductory chapters, then moving to the chapters specific to your needs. This advice works well with one possible exception: you may miss the story about the woman so misaligned that after 45 minutes in a relaxed, static back posture, she went into muscle spasm. This story indicates that it might be wise for people with considerable pain or strong mis-alignment to have someone with them during the first days or weeks of doing these exercises, to begin with the minimum times recommended for each exercise, and to expect to take longer to reach maintenance.

    Egoscue might also have provided directions on how to get up after lying in some of these positions: I've found it helps to pull my legs in toward my torso, then turn onto my side before I try raising my head and upper body.

    All in all, Egoscue's book appears very helpful. I now have high hopes for my own recovery from various chronic muscle ailments and recommend the book (I'm getting ready to have Amazon.com mail a copy to my sister right now).

    5-0 out of 5 stars Better than yoga for 35 year old runner with hip pain
    I was on the verge of giving up running 4 miles several times a week due to hip pain. Yoga did not fix the problem. The hip routine reduced the pain noticeably the first day, and by the second day I only noticed the pain upon waking, before doing the exercises. I am on the fifth day, even the morning pain is fading, and I am able to run. My stride when running seems to be more efficient and shock-absorbing, because of the increased motion in my hip. It's more comfortable. I have been told twice that I am looking healthier than usual, which I think is due to my posture improving. I am also tending to sit up straighter at my desk. I'll still do yoga for muscle tone and balance, but Egoscue is the best for flexibility, and the exercises are easier than most yoga postures.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Dr. Michael L. Johnson
    This is an excellent book! A true solution to chronic pain, not just hype and promises never kept. Egoscue is right on the money with his excercises. In my humble opinion, the exercises fire muscle spindle cells which are receptors in the muscles and joint mechano-receptors which are receptors in joints. Increasing the firing of receptors increases the firing of impulses to the brain. Increased impulses to brain equals less pain.

    Dr. Michael L. Johnson author of "What Do You Do When the Medications Don't Work--A Non-Drug Treatment of Dizziness, Migraine Headaches, Fibromyalgia, and Other Chronic Conditions".

    5-0 out of 5 stars FOOT PAIN GONE!!???
    For about a year I was suffering from extreme foot pain. My foot didn't always hurt, but standing in certain positions I was incapable of bearing weight, my ankle would hurt so excruciatingly I would fall to the ground in pain. But as a full time mom of two small children, the time necessary to go to some Doctor was time I didn't know how to find. So I tried the Egoscue method. WELL it was a miracle. After a week of doing the exercises less than diligently and reducing the times on everythign considerably, the foot pain is GONE. I am beyond amazed. I've even purposefully stepped in ways used to hurt excruciatingly to see if they still did hurt, nope!!! I plan on halfheartedly doing the maintenance exercises. Here's hoping my neck and shoulder pain can be eradicated too!!! ... Read more


    10. An Unquiet Mind : A Memoir of Moods and Madness
    by KAY REDFIELD JAMISON
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    Catlog: Book (1997-01-14)
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    In Touched with Fire, Kay Redfield Jamison, a psychiatrist, turned a mirror on the creativity so often associated with mental illness. In this book she turns that mirror on herself. With breathtaking honesty she tells of her own manic depression, the bitter costs of her illness, and its paradoxical benefits: "There is a particular kind of pain, elation, loneliness and terror involved in this kind of madness.... It will never end, for madness carves its own reality." This is one of the best scientific autobiographies ever written, a combination of clarity, truth, and insight into human character. "We are all, as Byron put it, differently organized," Jamison writes. "We each move within the restraints of our temperament and live up only partially to its possibilities." Jamison's ability to live fully within her limitations is an inspiration to her fellow mortals, whatever our particular burdens may be. --Mary Ellen Curtin ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Invaluable
    Scouring the bookshelves for something, anything regarding the topic of bipolar illness, I came across Dr. Jamison's brilliant memoir. I had recently been diagnosed with rapid cycling bipolar and was unsure of how that would effect my life. I had always been moody and eccentric, how would I learn to live without those highs? How would I get used to losing the endless nights of various projects and explorations. Everything is brighter when you're manic and everything is more enjoyable. Surely I could endure the depressions just to experience the highs. However, when I read Dr. Jamison's book I saw myself reflected in the pages. Things escalate when you're bipolar, and much of the time you have no idea what you are doing or how you appear to others. Dr. Jamison describes the mania with precision. Her words are chilling to the reader who knows exactly what a manic episode is like. She is also very firm in her standing on treatment for bipolars. She advocates a combined approach of psychotherapy and medication. Her arguments are solid and helpful for the family and friends of a person living with bipolar. The novel is well written, informative, and enjoyable. I am filled with awe for Dr. Jamison because she has done so much for those of us living with bipolar disorder. She has inspired me personally because she is such a brilliant woman. This memoir belongs on everyone's shelf who is interested or involved in bipolar disorder.

    3-0 out of 5 stars painless, not perceptive
    Okay, now let's see. Jamison is blessed with a hyperintelligent, loving family, wonderful colleagues, supportive boyfriends, and amazing doctors. As someone with bipolar, who has none of the above, I found it hard to relate to her memoir. Most people I know with mental illness, despite their innate gifts, are not so lucky. Indeed most people I know without mental illness aren't as lucky either.

    As a result of bestowing three to five complimentary adjectives upon most of the characters and glossing over the few painful interactions included, Jamison's book comes off like a Disney World version of manic depression. Indeed it is courageous of her to "come out" like this only if things really aren't as wonderful as she's presented them here.

    Tracy Thompson's and Martha Manning's memoirs of depression do a much better job of portraying the pain and frustration of a mood disorder, and were a lot more honest and well-written. AUM does have some evocative descriptions, but look elsewhere for stunning insights and carefully crafted prose.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Account
    <br /> <br /> Having dealt most of my life with Manic-Depression, this is one of the better books to read, both from the Doctor's point of view as well as one that is living with the situation. I wish it would have touched a little more on the why it happens but thankfully there are several boos out there that explain the why's such as: <br /> Skywriting, Brilliant Madness and Nightmares Echo.

    5-0 out of 5 stars A found mind.....
    I am a 26 yr old woman that has only six months ago been diagnoised with bi-polor...this book was amazing. So many of the same things that Kay speaks of I feel- deeply. My therapist told me to go through and hi-lite all the things that really touch home with me...most of the book is now hi-lighted...it has allowed me another way to talk with my family and friends about all of the issues and obstacles I have faced and struggled with. I recommend this book to anyone that has a family member that has been diagnoised or a close friend. Or if you think you may have some of the symptoms of bi-polor.
    It's hard to reach for help if you are bi-polor especially if your manic...it feels really good - but read and look at the reality of not getting help....

    5-0 out of 5 stars Inspiring.
    This book is wonderfully written. A great read for anybody interested in, or suffering from Bipolar. ... Read more


    11. Strong Women, Strong Hearts
    by Miriam E. Nelson, Alice Lichtenstein
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    12. Beating Cancer With Nutrition - Revised
    by Patrick Quillin, Noreen Quillin, Patrick Quillin
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    Asin: 0963837281
    Catlog: Book (2001-01-01)
    Publisher: Nutrition Times Press
    Sales Rank: 4080
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    The book was developed after working with over 500 cancer patients and organizing 3 international symposiums on the subject. The information contained in BCN is both scientifically backed with references and clinically proven in the hospital with patients. This information helps cancer patients to improve quality and quantity of life. BCN had been translated into Japanese and Chinese and is being translated into Korean. BCN had become a home study continuing education course for registered nurses. BCN 2001 version will contain a 72-minute audio CD version in response to the requests from tired cancer patients who said they needed and audio version of the book to get started. BCN had sold 110,000 copies in 7 years in print, which is impressive for small publishers. ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars A God-send!!
    I have one word for this book... incredible! The information given in this book is not only for the cancer patient, for but anyone who wants to stay healthy (thus preventing cancer). Dr. Quillin shares information for a healthy life in such a way that no one else ever has. One's spiritual life is renewed, as well as the physical. This is a MUST HAVE for every household.

    I was diagnosed with inoperable liver cancer in October of 1999 at the age of 22. Told by numerous doctors that there was "no hope." Severe back pain and a total lack of energy kept me in bed for most of the day... weight loss was rapid. I began chemo in spite of little precedence for success in using chemo in liver cancer. One month after diagnosis, began using Immunopower (the nutritional supplement developed by Dr. Patrick Quillin). Within one month my health took a dramatic upward turn. By January of 2000 the tumor had shrunk by 50%. Two months later, it had diminished by half again. I am now totally healed... a cancer survivor. Thank you God and thank you Dr. Quillin for such an incredible book! BEATING CANCER WITH NUTRITION played an important role in my healing.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Welcome to your new bible
    If the Head of Nutrition of the Cancer Institutes of America says something, you have to think he knows what he's talking about. If Linus Pauling says the information in this book is clinically proven, you have to listen! A person hit with a cancer diagnosis is initially lost, scared, and relying completely on his/her MD. That MD is probably an excellent mechanic, vital in the process, but has probably had zero training in nutrition or immunotherapy. He may even look askance at alternative and foreign medicine. Also, alternative, vitamin, supplement, nutrition, immune system information is scattered, word of mouth, attacked by the FDA, confusing. NO MORE. This book Organizes and presents all this disparate material, cites research, tells you what you need to be doing Now. It goes much further. The sections on misconceptions, toxic vitamin doses, best-to-bad foods are invaluable. The executive summary at the front is a great idea, the boxed stories of cures and the motivational blurb are written by a man who really cares and knows this stuff works. Finally, not all your food has to go through a blender, Thank you, Noreen. This is a wonderful book, your roadmap for taking charge of your health and defeating your illness. Buy it immediatly, get out some paperclips and a highlighter and change your life.

    5-0 out of 5 stars beating cancer the natural way!
    Forget toxic and ineffective chemo and radiation therapy! This book shows you how to use food and nutritional supplements to beat cancer.This approach isnt always successful and cures arent guaranteed,but it often works when conventional toxic treatments fail.The body has a remarkable ability to heal itself if you give it the nutritional fortification it needs.This book shows you how.

    5-0 out of 5 stars It' worth it!
    Beating cancer with nutrition is giving the reader all the background information about cancer and how to best fight it. In addition, Dr. Quillin outlines his approach for nutritional therapy. The reader can choose to buy the supplements seperately or can buy Immunopower, a combination of powder (for shakes) and pills. Yes, Immunopower has been developed by Dr. Quillin and is quiet expensive. But buying seperately (and I have tried to do this) is even more expensive. Unfortunately, cancer is not an easy or cheap disease to fight. Dr. Quillin talks a lot about Immunopower in his book, but only because it truly is the best thing out there to fight cancer.
    I was diagnosed with Stage II breast cancer in Sept. 2002. At the time, I only underwent chemo without any additional nutrition therapy. My cancer metastasized and by January of 2004 I was back in chemo. This time, I had met some increadible cancer patients who had battled cancer with the help of Immunopower. I started to take the supplements myself right away. My tumor has since dissapeared!! My doctor called it highly unusual. I am 38 years old, mother of a 5 and a 9 year old boy. My doctor initially felt, that I might at most have 2 years more to live. He is now more confident than even I am, that I will live to see my own grandchildren. My husband is now taking ImmunopwerEZ, just as an insurance.
    Health, unfortunately, is not cheap, but rather worth every last penny.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Great but....
    I was just recently diagnosed with cancer and Pat provides some great nutritional information, but when he starts promoting his high priced, high powered immunopower supplement it makes me wonder just what his motives are. Selling his supplements or helping cancer victims. I doubt most cancer patients will be able afford the price of Pat's supplements. Com'on Pat we are dying here. Give us break - a price break. ... Read more


    13. Treat Your Own Back
    by Robin A. McKenzie
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    Catlog: Book (1993-04-01)
    Publisher: Orthopedic Physical Therapy Product
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    Help yourself to a pain-free back. This easy-to-follow book presents over 80 pages of education and clinically-proven exercises. The simple and effective self-help exercises in Robin McKenzie's Treat Your Own Back have helped thousands worldwide find relief from common low back and neck pain. This book helps you understand the causes and treatments, along with a system of exercises that can help you relieve pain and prevent recurrence. ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars This book saved my back!
    About six months ago I was doing quite a lot of weight lifting which was slowly weakening my back. Being on the high school track team I decided to try the running long jump for the first time. When I landed in the sand my lower back gave out and for the next six months I had a dull pain that would stay with me all day, everyday. Some Days my back felt better than others and sometimes it seemed that the only retreat I possibly had from the pain was bed rest. I spent an incredible waste of money on chiropractors that did absolutely nothing for the pain. I was beginning to become depressed because I couldn't do cross country in the fall, and going to work and school felt like going to hell and back everyday. I felt like I was too young to have back problems and I was seeking advice from everyone I could turn to. Then a student teacher of mine told me that a friend of his was using Robin McKenzie's book on how to treat your own back. It took about four or five weeks for the pain to go away, but if I hadn't discovered this book, I'm sure the pain would have lasted many more months, if not years. McKenzie's book tought me very effective techniques for treating my lower back pain and how to prevent it from reocurring. If you buy this book, it is important to be patient with the techniques described. When first starting out, there should be an initial increase in the amount of pain which I experienced. If this pain increase does not go back down to how it was after about a day or if the pain becomes worse, consult with a doctor or physical therapist immediately. This was a very helpful book and I recommend it to anyone with lower back pain. It wasn't untill my back was damaged that my whole life cam into perspective. Nobody should deserve to live with chronic back pain.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Highly Recommended by Physical Therapist
    I am a Physical Therapist who uses the McKenzie approach to low back and neck pain. I was introduced to the techniques during one of my clicical affiliations as a student. I can honestly say that there have been very few patients that I have treated that have not been able to find relief with this technique. "Treat Your Own Back" is a wonderful resource that I issue to the majority of my patients in conjunction with their treatment and home exercise program. The book includes a basic, but thorough review of spinal anatomy. Also has very easy to understand text accompanied by pictures explaining the text. I highly recommend this book; however, if one does not achieve relief with this technique, or if thier symptoms increase or travel to another area, it is crucial that they consult with their physician and/or physical therapist.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Here's what I think...
    Book discusses a very specific way of treating back pain. In short, you do these backward bending motions which is suppose to have an effect on the discs in your spine. In addition, you sit up straight and watch your posture. All in all, it didn't help me much, but I do know many people it has helped- so I say give it a try. Also liked "Treat Your Own Knees" if you have knee pain.

    4-0 out of 5 stars What is this total quack stuff?
    This was a great book from a patients perspective of the lower back mechanics in an acute pain phase. Despite the ? review above from one Brownyn Scot, who reviews the book with the header 'a total quack' I would have to remark that the uneducated, myself included, have too much free space on the Internet to say supposedly learned things of which they know not, except definately crock pots :) The book helped. Enough said.

    1-0 out of 5 stars A total quack
    I used Robin's technique to help my sciatica when I was in my 20s. Now, 20 years later, a physical therapist asks how I messed up my posture so badly. When she heard that I used Robin's techniques she said it was too bad. That Robin has messed up many people's backs. Now I have severe arthritis between my shoulder blades from having such horrible posture for the past 20 years. Save yourself and get a recommendation to a respected physical therapist instead. ... Read more


    14. Fitzpatrick's Dermatology In General Medicine (Two Vol. Set)
    by Irwin M. Freedberg, Arthur Z. Eisen, Klauss Wolff, K. Frank Austen, Lowell A. Goldsmith, Stephen Katz
    list price: $395.00
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    Asin: 0071380760
    Catlog: Book (2003-05-23)
    Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional
    Sales Rank: 167563
    Average Customer Review: 4.33 out of 5 stars
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    Book Description

    "All in all, this sixth edition of Fitzpatrick's Dermatology in General Medicine is the premier textbook of dermatology, a bargain if there ever was one."
    -Michael B. Brodin, MD
    Journal of the American Medical Association

    NOW IN A STATE-OF-THE-ART NEW EDITION

    The up-to-the-minute sixth edition of the world-renowned “Fitz” –
    *Encyclopedic in its scope with 280 definitive chapters in 37 sections covering every aspect, every problem, every treatment strategy related to human skin
    *Packed with 2,000 full-color photographs of the highest quality -- and hundreds of topic-clarifying line drawings
    *Presents the expertise of over 300 world-class contributors – 50 new to this edition
    *Reorganized and expanded, with updated content throughout
    *Features the definitive chapter on smallpox and complications of vaccination
    *Includes 10 timely new chapters on topics ranging from photoimmunology to retinoids and botox

    Reorganized and edited for total clarity and ease of use, the sixth edition’s coverage of dermatologic conditions and systemic diseases presenting with skin manifestations provides for each disorder:
    *Historical Aspects of the Condition
    *Epidemiology
    *Clinical Manifestations
    *Laboratory Findings
    *Pathology
    *Treatment and Prognosis

    The sixth edition of Fitz gives you the most timely, authoritative, and comprehensive guide to the entire spectrum of dermatologic science, diagnosis, treatment, and management. ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Very practical approach,simple,excellent illustrations
    I have read this book alot during exams,an excellent book,easy to understand,too the point,excellent illustrations. I am a consultant dermatologist from Pakistan I shall be grateful if someone could donate this book for our Library!

    4-0 out of 5 stars duvida (answer)
    eu gostaria de saber mais sobre o seguinte livro: Fitzpatrick's Dermatology in General Medicine by Irwin M. Freedberg (Editor), Thomas B. Fitzpatrick (Editor) Our Price: $55.00

    (i'd like know something else about this book)

    4-0 out of 5 stars Puede mejorar el formato, aumentar los síndromes clásicos.
    El hecho de que los volúmenes sean tan grandes empeoran el manejo del mismo. Falta más información sobre síndromes dermatológicos clásicos, fundamentalmente congénitos. La fisiopatología aunque muy amplñia al principio del libro, debería ser más clara y mejor explicada. Falta en los diversos tratamientos que hayan sido contrastados con una medicina basada en la evidencia. No obstante es uno de los libros de dermatología que son imprescindibles para el dermatólogo. ... Read more


    15. Betty Crocker's Diabetes Cookbook: Everyday Meals, Easy as 1-2-3
    by Betty Crocker Editors
    list price: $24.95
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    Asin: 0764567047
    Catlog: Book (2003-02-15)
    Publisher: Betty Crocker
    Sales Rank: 1862
    Average Customer Review: 4.64 out of 5 stars
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    Book Description

    At last! This special cookbook puts flavor and choice back on the menu for people with diabetes and their families
    Betty Crocker, America's most trusted friend in the kitchen, has teamed up with the International Diabetes Center (IDC)--one of the leading medical centers--to create an indispensable source of easy-to-make recipes and up-to-the-minute food and nutrition information for the growing numbers of people who have diabetes, more than 15 million of them.
    Here is the first cookbook to include recipes featuring Carbohydrate Choices--the new, simplified approach to meal planning recommended by the American Diabetes Association. For people who find diet exchanges too hard, too limiting or too much work, this new method is a real breakthrough. Each of the book's 140 recipes shows the number of Carbohydrate Choices per serving, so that planning the rest of the meal is easy. From Old-Time Beef and Vegetable Stew to Creamy Vanilla-Caramel Cheesecake, the recipes are made with everyday ingredients, including sugar. No food groups or ingredients are left out, so there's no need for anyone to feel deprived or restricted to a special diet. Food exchanges are also included, making it easy for those who still count calories.
    Betty Crocker's Diabetes Cookbook is also packed with expert medical and nutrition tips from Dr. Richard Bergenstal, an endocrinologist and diabetes doctor, and two registered nurses--invaluable for the newly diagnosed as well as for those who have been coping with diabetes for years. Throughout the book, real-life advice from people who have diabetes offers inspiration and great ideas on dealing with this chronic disease. When it comes to eating and living with diabetes, people need guidance and advice they can trust.
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Yummy foods, good advice
    The folks at Betty Crocker have done it again: given us mere mortals great, easy recipes my whole family can enjoy. The best thing about this book is that the recipes aren't made from weird food you have to hunt for; they are made from items already in your kitchen. And they are recipes anyone can eat for good health. So, if one member of your family has diabetes, the whole family can eat this food and love it.

    The recipes are great, especially the desserts. And you thought you couldn't eat dessert with diabetes! The Carbohydrate Choices is a great counting device. I've never seen it in any other cookbook and I find it much easier to use than exchanges. Plus, it's not just a cookbook. There's doctor's advice and management plans inside. This book is very uplifting and practical.

    GET THIS BOOK! IT'S THE BEST DIABETES COOKBOOK, hands down.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Betty Crocker's Diabetes Cookbook
    Excellent book - Recipes that will take the boring out of healthy cooking and teach the reader how to eat healthy, limit fats, and sugars, etc.
    Purchased out of need because my husband's triglyceride count and other medical tests show him to be pre-diabetic. For a beginner in counting carbohydrates, learning about all types of diabetes and meal planning for a healthier lifestyle, this book fits the need! Easy to read, hints and comments from other diabetic patients & medical advice from contributing M.D.s.

    1-0 out of 5 stars So many refined carbohydrates!
    I am completely baffled by this book and the reviews it has received! After only a few pages I was aghast and realized I had thrown my money away.

    I am not a medical professional or scientist but all of my own personal research into diabetes and related blood disorders strongly recommend avoiding refined carbohydrates. This book is full of recipes using highly refined carbohydrates: white sugar and white flour.

    I also found recipes containing an uncomfortably high percentage of calories from fat. I expected recipes emphasizing whole, low glycemic foods prepared in as close to their natural state as possible - foods that had as much of their beneficial properties (such as nutrients and fiber) intact. I was extremely disappointed by what this book had to offer and am sorry I bought it.

    5-0 out of 5 stars EXCELLENT!
    This cookbook is an outstanding guide!
    As always- Betty got it right!

    5-0 out of 5 stars At last, the book we need
    I suffer from this often crippling problem, like so many others. There have been other books that promote themselves as diabetes cookbooks, but they either serve up bland recipes or are irresponsible in their ingredients. This book, however, shoulders the dual burden of wise cooking choices with good taste, and offers enough variety to satisfy. For many of us, this book is literally a life saver. ... Read more


    16. Be a Survivor: Your Guide to Breast Cancer Treatment (2nd Edition)
    by Vladimir Lange
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    Asin: 0966361091
    Catlog: Book (2002-08-11)
    Publisher: Lange Productions
    Sales Rank: 387183
    Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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    Book Description

    Published in mid 2002, this 2nd edition presents the very latest information on sentinel node, immunotherapy, bone marrow transplants, reconstruction and more…

    Since the publication of the 1st edition of Be a Survivor, the book has gained tremendous recognition as a unique resource, and has become one of the three most often recommended to newly-diagnosed women.

    Several features make the book unique. It is by far the most visually appealing book on breast cancer. Hundreds of realistic photos and diagrams of radiation equipment, chemotherapy rooms, reconstructed mastectomies, etc. give the patients better insights.

    It is objective — representing the viewpoints of over two dozen leading specialists, rather than that of a single oncologist or surgeon.

    It is user friendly — clear explanations, lists of questions to ask, testimonials by survivors — all contribute to reassuring rather than intimidating the patient and her family.

    Be a Survivor the book is actually a free-standing proponent of an entire multi-media system, which includes a CD-ROM, several videos, and even a Spanish version of the program.

    Over the past years, Be a Survivor has been distributed by entire states — such as Vermont and Rhode Island. ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars objective, definitive, easy to use
    My wife was recently diagnosed with breast cancer. We did a thorough search of the literature. Be a Survivor was the most objective and informative book we found. Highly recommended for anyone looking for help with this difficult decision.

    5-0 out of 5 stars A necessity for the newly diagnosed woman.
    This is a wonderful book, packed with information, in a very easy to read format. There are 12 chapters:
    Facing Breast Cancer; Breast Cancer Basics; Diagnosis and Staging; Surgery; Reconstruction; Radiation; Chemo; Hormonal Therapy; alternative treatments; Clinical Trials; Life after Cancer; A guide for your partner. Each chapter explains what the chapter is about, e.g. What is chemo? How is it given? How it Works. Side Effects. Common Chemo drugs.
    This book is unique in that it has testimonials throughout from women, and their partners. It also has terrific drawings. I purchased a LOT of books when I was diagnosed. This was the book that I went to during my chemo and before surgery, to really find out what was going on. It is difficult to know what questions to ask your oncologist or surgeon, when everything is new. This book helps you prepare and should give you the confidence to make treatment decisions about your life. Highly, highly recommended.

    5-0 out of 5 stars If You Only Buy One Book....
    A little over 2 years ago, I was diagnosed with stage 3 lobular breast cancer. I was given this book shortly after the diagnosis by a nurse in the hospital where I work. It is the nuts and bolts of breast cancer, from the staging to the procedures with clear drawings, specific detailed information, and personal notations from women who have been where we are. It went everywhere with me-from chemo to radiation and the multiple surgeries I had. With this information, I had to face very few surprises. The drains left in place after the mastectomy are explained in detail. Radiation is presented clearly and realistically. There are photographs and drawing of how the chest looks after a mastectomy. The book takes some of the fear out of cancer treatment and replaces it with knowledge and advice. if you can only afford one book on the subject of breast cancer, this is the one I would recommend.

    5-0 out of 5 stars The best and most complete book on breast cancer.
    If you can only afford to buy one book on breast cancer than this is the one!

    This book is packed full of beautiful graphics and pictures of real breast cancer patients and their stories. A true and sensitive approach of their journey with breast cancer.

    The medical details presented in this book reveal breast cancer treatment in an easy to understand and concise manner. The medical information is technically accurate and explicit. No book on breast cancer gives as much information in such a concise and precise presentation.

    This book deals with all phases of a "breast cancer diagnosis". Included are chapters that highlight how a person deals with the feelings of a breast cancer diagnosis, how to share the news with loved-ones, friends and co-workers, how to create a supportive network, gathering the information needed to make informed decisions, and how to actively participate in the treatment plan.

    There is clear information on breast anatomy, cancer cell growth, biopsy, diagnosis and staging, surgical treatment, reconstruction options, chemotherapy and radiation treatments and of course, hormonal therapy. This book also has actual pictures of post-surgical breasts and the results of reconstruction. There is also a chapter about complementary and alternative treatments to assist the patient in battling cancer. The final chapters focus on life after cancer and a special section for your partner.

    I recommend this book as a must to every person I know who is facing the challenges of breast cancer, breast surgery and finally for life after cancer.

    Beautifully done. Parents of pre-teens and teenagers will find it helpful in explaining this disease to their children.

    This book is a companion to an award winning CD-ROM that gives the patient the opportunity to trek on a virtual tour of breast cancer!

    5-0 out of 5 stars A READER FRIENDLY BOOK FOR COUPLES FIGHTING B.C.
    ABOUT A YEAR AND A HALF EGO MY WIFE FOUND OUT THAT SHE HAD B.C. WE ACTUALY HAD TO RESERCH AND LEARN WHAT B.C. WAS AND LOOKED FOR ANSWERS TO ALL OTHER QUESTIONS COUPLES WITH THIS PROBLEM HAVE. WELL WE CERTAINLY WISHED THAT WE HAD THIS BOOK A YEAR AND A HALF EGO SO WE COULD SPEND MORE TIME ON OTHER IMPORTANT ISSUES. IN FACT I HAVE CALLED MY WIFE'S SURGEN AND HAVE ASKED HIM TO RECOMEND THIS BOOK TO ALL HIS FUTURE B.C. PATIENTS. UNLIKE OTHER RESOURSES THIS BOOK HAS A CHAPTER ESPECIALY WRITTEN FOR MEN HELPING THEIR WIVES FIGHTING B.C.. MIKE AND BITA NIA ... Read more


    17. The New Retirement: The Ultimate Guide to the Rest of Your Life
    by Jan Cullinane, Cathy Fitzgerald
    list price: $19.95
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    Asin: 1579547966
    Catlog: Book (2004-07-07)
    Publisher: Rodale Books
    Sales Rank: 6315
    Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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    Book Description

    When is the right time to retire? Should you relocate, and if so, where? How can you make sure your money will last as long as you do? What kind of lifestyle will best suit your retirement years? Two million Americans reach retirement age each year, and they urgently need reliable information and guidance as they plan for the second half of their lives.

    Drawing on the expertise of the authors-who conduct retirement seminars and have traveled extensively investigating places to retire and talking to prospective retirees and those who have taken the plunge-as well as the insights of contributing experts in various fields, Retire Right is designed to be a comprehensive, all-inclusive resource.

    - Provides detailed information about particular locales, financial planning and tax considerations, lifelong learning opportunities, leisure and volunteer activities, and working after retirement

    - Includes interactive surveys, questionnaires, and worksheets to involve readers in the rewarding process of planning their ideal retirement

    - Delves into the psychological issues surrounding retirement

    Filled with practical information and advice, anecdotes, resources, and a healthy dose of humor, Retire Right is the one and only guide retirees will ever need.
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    5-0 out of 5 stars The New Retirement: A Holistic Approach!!!
    Finally........the retirement book that I have been looking for....and I have been doing a lot of looking this summer.

    I hope to retire in about 7 years and I have yet to find a retirement book (until this one!) that is truly A-Z in its scope. This book hit the spot specifically because it delved into the psychological and readiness aspects of retirement as well as doing a great job on explaining the typical financial and locational aspects of retirement. The psychological opportunities and pitfalls of retirement are discussed and supported with recent and credible psychological studies. This book really makes you think clearly and test yourself before jumping into that standard question: "Do I have enough enough in my 401-K to retire?"

    Yes, this book puts retirement planning all together in an easy-to-read "one stop shop" approach. Its delivered in a fun manner with straightforward and understandable language. I strongly advise anyone planning retirement to get this book!

    5-0 out of 5 stars The New Retirement: it works for me
    Does it seem like you've spent a life time searching for the perfect retirement planning guide? If so, now you can "retire" from your search. Nestled among the mountains of how-to books, I found something new ... and best of all ... something truly different. Authors Jan Cullinane and Cathy Fitzgerald offer readers a yellow brick road to the perfect retirement destination. Perfect because the destination you choose is based on your unique needs.

    You will not find a lock-step, "one size fits all" plan here. More than just informative, this book is inspirational. Turning these pages awakens your motivation to plan. Remember, you can lead a horse to water, but you can't make him drink. So motivation to plan is the real key to retirement success. "New Retirement" opens the reader's mind to all the possibilities, and all the resources necessary to arrive in style when you get to retirement's door. Readers aren't just invited to drink the water, the authors get you to jump in and swim among a sea of options.

    Some say, "You can't judge a book by it's cover." Wrong. The book's cover design, created by Joanna Williams, is the best I've seen in my 25-plus years in the field of gerontology. Let's not forget, the first obstacle publishers must overcome is to "get people to pick up the book ... then read ... then plan ... then retire successfully. The cover design is bold, compelling, and a wonderful metaphor to those who believe our retirement outlook is sunny and bright ... with nothing but blue skies ahead. I predict a Best Seller.

    One other thing. When I began reading the book, I was pleased to notice the attention to detail. For example, right there in the book's acknowledgments, the authors note their financial experts are Certified Financial Planners, not just financial consultants. If you don't know the difference between these two professional groups, you really need this book. In fact, I'd advise, "Don't retire without it."

    Topics address issues related to time management, personal goal-setting, meaningful use of time (travel, education, voluntary service), extra income (second careers, consulting), retirement locations, legal and financial concerns, health and wellness, and checklists to facilitate comprehensive and sound retirement planning.

    5-0 out of 5 stars The only book you'll need!
    I've read through many retirement books and this one really has the most comprehensive approach. My husband and I are boomers looking to retire within the next 5 years. This book not only provides a great review of recommended locations (along with key website information!), it addresses a host of other considerations. I especially loved the checklists in the back. It is well written, informative and funny! ... Read more


    18. WHO Classification of Tumours: Pathology and Genetics of Tumours of the Urinary System and Male Genital Organs
    by International Agency for Research on Cancer
    list price: $75.00
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    Asin: 9283224159
    Catlog: Book (2004-02)
    Publisher: International Agency for Research on Cancer (
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    This new volume in the WHO series on histological and genetic typing of human tumours covers tumours of the kidney, the urinary system, the prostate, the testis and paratesticular tissue and the penis. Each entity is extensively discussed with information on clinicopathological, epidemiological, immunophenotypic and genetic aspects of these diseases. This book is an authoritative, concise reference, prepared by 131 authors from 22 countries. It contains more than 800 colour photographs, numerous MRIs, ultrasound images, CT scans, charts and 3000 references. ... Read more


    19. The Doctor's Heart Cure, Beyond the Modern Myths of Diet and Exercise: The Clinically-Proven Plan of Breakthrough Health Secrets That Helps You Build a Powerful, Disease-Free Heart
    by Al, M.D. Sears, Al Sears
    list price: $16.95
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    Asin: 0938045652
    Catlog: Book (2004-10)
    Publisher: Dragon Door Publications
    Sales Rank: 11374
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Would you like to save yourself the indignity, inconvenience and foul taste of modern diet fads?Are you sick and tired of frittering away your money on heart medications that leave you feeling more wretched than ever?Do you spend frequent, precious hours jogging or pounding away at the gym?And despite all of this effort, are you still fatter and weaker than you want to be?

    Then it’s time to abandon the Modern Gospel of low-fat food and long-duration exercise as a path to heart health. We need the very opposite, says Al Sears, M.D. in The Doctor’s Heart Cure.According to Dr. Sears, heart disease continues to be America’s biggest killer – and obesity has reached epidemic proportions – because of the fad for low-fat diets and despite aerobics.

    Your heart’s salvation lies in reengineering the diet and exercise habits of our hunter-gatherer ancestors to fit our modern culture. What does this entail?To build a strong and resilient heart, says Dr. Sears, engage in brief, explosive bouts of intense exercise. Consume a diet rich in high quality fat, pasture-fed meat, free-range dairy, wild-caught fish and liberal helpings of low-glycemic fruits and vegetables. Avoid grain-based starches as best you can. And take appropriate supplements to counteract the nutritional deficiencies of modern produce.

    As Director of The Center for Health and Wellness, an integrative medicine and anti-aging clinic in south Florida, Dr. Sears has used this plan to help more than 15,000 patients successfully reverse heart disease, build stronger hearts, manage their weight and abandon their heart medications. In The Doctor’s Heart Cure, for the first time, Dr. Sears reveals his entire, proven program, so you too can safely build an impregnable heart.

    Discover:
    Why starches - not fat - are the villains behind heart disease
    Why traditional "cardio" may be harmful to your heart
    Why cholesterol does not cause heart disease
    The real reasons obesity has been skyrocketing in America
    How the PACE exercise program puts you on the fast track to heart health — in less than 20 minutes a day
    How to enjoy a diet rich in fat and animal protein — while strengthening your heart
    How The Doctor's Heart Cure makes it easier-than-ever to reach and maintain your ideal bodyweight
    Why heart disease continues to be America’s biggest killer
    Why the conventional approach to heart disease fails
    The three key principles for building heart health
    The new paradigm for healing heart disease and achieving heart health
    How to rediscover your natural diet
    What our ancestors really ate
    The link between heart attacks and other health problem
    How AGEs accelerate the aging of the heart — and how to control them
    Why long-duration exercise is a waste of your time, and can actually cause other health problems
    Why "downsizing" you heart could you be setting you up for premature death
    How to increase your heart’s horsepower
    How to improve your cholesterol ratios
    How maintain healthy testosterone levels
    The heart attack risks from long-distance running
    How to shed more fat with interval exercise
    Why endurance exercise encourages fat production.
    Why PACEtm may help you live longer
    The most important predictor for chronic heart failure
    How to build muscle mass with effective interval workouts
    The tragic consequences of the cholesterol drug campaign
    The health benefits of higher cholesterol for the elderly
    How to remove plaque from your arteries
    The truth about cholesterol drug research and the incidence of heart disease
    The many health dangers of statins – and the healthier, cheaper alternatives
    Why heart medications can make your symptoms worse — and the safer alternatives
    Why you should say "no" to nitrate-based cardiac drugs, if you can — and the safe, natural alternatives
    Why you need to beware of beta blockers
    How to assess your heart health
    How to protect yourself from the "sinister killer" homocysteine
    The link between hi ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Don't Miss A Heart Beat
    I'm 54 years old and recently had a complete examination with a cardologist. After I was done I could have opened a phamarcy with the number of prescription drugs my doctor gave me. Boy, was I scared! Then a friend suggested I read a new book called, The Heart Cure by Dr.Sears. Wow! Was I surprised to learn there are many other alternatives besides drugs. After just two months of following Dr. Sears suggestions my cholesterol has dropped, my blood pressure is better and I'm feeling like a million bucks. Great Book...You've got to read it!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Save a Life... Read this Book
    I bought this book for my father who was suffering from the side effects of statin drugs. Until he read this book, we didn't even realize that the debilitating muscle pain and overall weakness were being caused by these so-called "wonder drugs."

    Six months later, my father is back to his old self and has the energy to travel and play with his grand kids.

    As for myself, I feel more confident following a lifestyle that is heart healthy. And much to my surprise, it does not involve bland diets or long-winded exercise routines.

    I feel very fortunate to have discovered Dr. Sears and his book. His website is also very informative: www.alsearsmd.com

    J. Livingston

    5-0 out of 5 stars Attention all cardiologists!
    Finally!A scientific, fact-based, easy-to-understand guide to preserving and even restoring the heart of our youth, with an incredibly simple approach.Dr. Sears has crafted a research-backed plan to heart health that details how the proper diet, natural supplementation, and simple exercises can do more to improve your heart's endurance and capacity than any manner of pharmaceutical regimen.And the ease with which this can be done is amazing, and expertly outlined.The chapters explaining the chronic obesity problem in this country, and the tragic contributory effects of modern agriculture to this health crisis, are particularly fascinating and enlightening.
    This book should find its way onto the shelf of any self-respecting cardiologist, preferably dislodging the seriously over-used prescription pad from its prominent position front and center in the battle against heart disease.Highly recommended to one and all! ... Read more


    20. Dr. Peter Scardino's Prostate Book: A Comprehensive Guide Toovercomingand Understanding Prostate Cancer, Prostatitis, and Prostateenlargement.
    by Peter Scardino
    list price: $27.95
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    Asin: 1583332200
    Catlog: Book (2005-04)
    Publisher: Avery Publishing Group
    Sales Rank: 148297
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