A Prescription for Healthy Living: A Guide to Lifestyle Medicine takes an evidence-based approach to a variety of health promotion strategies for specific disease states. The book explains recommendations, covers why they exist, and gives advice on how to achieve recommendations from leading medical professionals. Sections apply scientific research to practice, addressing physical health, mental health and well-being. Topics include society and health, mental health and well-being, physical activity and physical health, as well as nutrition and healthy eating habits. This book will empower practitioners, public health officials, and those engaged in creating strategies for health promotion and health literacy. Written by qualified medical professionals from a variety of specialties Addresses a variety of health promotion topics and provides strategies for disease prevention and well-being Provides explanations of the outcomes of scientific research on disease prevention in a digestible and actionable way
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During his more than thirty years as a vascular surgeon, Richard Furman literally held clogged arteries and diseased hearts in his hands and wondered why the person lying on the table hadn't been more careful. Heart disease is the number one killer of men and women in America, and in most cases it is completely preventable. So why are we slowly destroying our bodies and killing ourselves? And what can we do to turn it around? The good news is, simple, sustainable lifestyle changes can mean the difference between health and infirmity, between life and death. Putting his three decades of experience and education to work, Dr. Furman gives readers the strategies they need to live not just longer, but younger. This essential resource to health helps readers -achieve and maintain their ideal weight -reduce their risk for life-threatening diseases -make exercise a natural part of their lives -learn what foods to eat and what foods to avoid It even shows how following the plan can not only eliminate heart disease, but also keep people safe from various cancers, dementia, diabetes, stroke, erectile dysfunction, and other age- and obesity-related problems. Dr. Furman wants readers to realize that poor health during one's "golden years" is not inevitable. It can and should be avoided at all cost. And with his expert advice, readers can live long, healthy, vibrant lives, enjoying time with friends and family instead of wasting it in doctors' offices and hospitals.
Sweet examines how Jesus laughed, hung out with friends, played with children, enjoyed good times at social gatherings, and poked fun at pious pretensions. Using as its hook the life of Jesus, this book details the ways in which Jesus lived a disciplined life and healthy existence and illustrates the ancient truth: "Being cheerful (is like a medicine that) keeps you healthy. It is slow death to be gloomy all the time".--Proverbs 17:22, Good News Bible.
America spends more than twice as much for health care as any other nation. So why are Americans among the sickest people in the industrialized world? Public health experts Tom Farley and Deborah A. Cohen show that the answer does not lie in our medical care system but rather in the world around us. As they explain, the leading killers of our time fall almost entirely into two categories: injuries and chronic diseases such as heart disease, lung and breast cancer, diabetes, and stroke. For all its inspiring, high-tech cures, modern medicine is just not very effective at combating these illnesses. Our health, as Farley and Cohen explain, depends much less on medicine than on how we lead our lives. And as their surprising and illuminating examples show, our behavior and our health are in fact shaped by our everyday world-from the design of our cities to the rules that govern our organizations. Obesity, for example, has emerged as a major health threat because our environment makes it difficult to be physically active and because prepared high-calorie foods-from chips and candy bars to fast food and "food on the go"-saturate our surroundings. Though we'd like to believe that we could stay slim through individual self-discipline, our everyday world overwhelms our resolve. In similar ways, the world around us influences whether we live our lives in ways that increase or decrease our chances of dying from killers as wide-ranging as cancer and car crashes. In the last part of the book, Farley and Cohen remind us of once-controversial changes to our physical environment that have saved tens of thousands of lives and outline many other ways in which we can change our daily environment so we can all live longer and healthier. Prescription for a Healthy Nation is at once an exposé of how various industries influence our health for the worse, a paradigm-shifting argument about health and disease, and a positive blueprint for how to create a healthier society. From the Hardcover edition.
The internationally revered, Pulitzer Prize-winning father of geriatric medicine offers a revitalizing plan for living a longer and better life. The Longevity Prescription outlines eight essential facets of longevity: exercise, nutrition, mental vitality, sleep, relaxation, love and intimacy, community connections, and medical care. Based on proven discoveries, the strategies in each of these areas stretch the proceeds of the "three-decade dividend," while delaying or eliminating chronic illness. With step-by-step guidance for formulating an action plan and adopting new habits and strategies, The Longevity Prescription also guides readers through special challenges, such as diabetes and cancer. A baby boomer turns sixty every 7.6 seconds, but many of America's graying millions approach the later years of life with fear and trepidation. Emphasizing clear-cut research findings that balance physical health with emotional well-being, Butler and his colleagues offer a definitive path to whole-life happiness.
The Lifestyle Medicine Handbook: An Introduction to the Power of Healthy Habits is a well-researched and practical resource for anyone who wants to know more about the field of lifestyle medicine. Blending lifestyle medicine knowledge with clinical examples, this cutting-edge book offers a comprehensive overview of the eight pillars of lifestyle medicine. Published in collaboration with the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, this handbook is designed to introduce individuals and practitioners at all levels to the importance of daily habits and actions in health and quality of life.
Anger, confusion, frustration, tension, sadness that just won't go away. These are some of the feelings we experience when we're out of balance-feelings that affect us physically, from a knot in the stomach to a serious addiction. Modern life is so complex, exciting, interesting, and demanding, it's easy to be carried away ... to be out of balance and feel out of control. In The 7 Systems of Balance, renowned psychiatrist and Harvard Medical School alumnus, Dr. Paul Sorgi, reveals a breakthrough approach to achieving a fully balanced life based upon scientific research and years of successfully helping thousands of people. In simple, common sense language, Dr. Sorgi helps readers understand what really triggers feelings of imbalance, what's going on in their brain and body and, most importantly, what they can do to correct and prevent the emotional dizziness that can engulf them. Using poignant, true stories from others who have won their own private out-of-balance battles, and by candidly revealing his personal experiences, Dr. Sorgi shows how to develop a personalized plan for balance; not a one-size-fits-all approach that so many other books have advocated-no fad diets or false spiritual gimmicks, but practical, effective rules for finding a unique pathway to a balanced life. The 7 Systems of Balance is a masterful blend of Dr. Sorgi's medical and psychological expertise: a book that will open new windows of discovery and new opportunities for all who read it.
Touting the benefits of a Mediterranean diet in promoting overall health and well-being, a guide to good eating explains how to achieve one's proper weight with a collection of meal plans and more than one hundred recipes that teaches readers how to practice moderation in one's eating, as well as intelligent indulgence. 25,000 first printing.
As one reads this book, he or she will be amazed how little the prescription for healthy living has changed from 1000 years ago, particularly in regard to childbirth and infancy. Avicenna in his Law of Natural Healing (Canon of Medicine), Lecture 11, describes childbirth and infancy. It also contains O. Cameron Gruner's extensive endnotes.
Offers information on how to live longer by learing how to restore energy, using the chelation therapy to promote longevity, and tips on how to create an antiaging program