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Health books for a healthier community!

An important aim of our collections is to provide trusted health information to our patrons. If we are able to get up-to-date books and information into your hands, you're better able to understand your health concerns, make decisions about your treatments, and take steps to live a healthier life. We have a broad collection, covering a number of health-related topics--this list shows just some of our most recent titles. Check our catalog to find many more, or contact us to get some suggestions.

The genius life : heal your mind, strengthen your body, and become extraordinary

Max Lugavere

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The author of the New York Times bestselling Genius Foods is back with a lifestyle program for resetting your brain and body to its "factory settings," to help fight fatigue, anxiety, and depression and to optimize cognitive health for a longer and healthier life. The human body was honed under conditions that no longer exist. The modern world has changed dramatically since our days as hunter gatherers, and it has caused widespread anxiety, stress, and disease, leaving our brains in despair. But science proves that the body and brain can be healed with the intervention of lifestyle protocols that help us to regain our cognitive birthright. In The Genius Life, Lugavere expands the Genius Foods plan, which focused on nutrition and how it affects brain health, and expands it to encompass a full lifestyle protocol. We know now that the health of our brains--including our cognitive function and emotional wellness--depend on the health of our gut, endocrine, cardiac and nervous systems as there is a constant feedback loop between all systems. Drawing on globe-spanning research into circadian biology, psychology, dementia prevention, cognitive optimization, and exercise physiology, The Genius Life shows how to integrate healthy choices in all aspects of our daily routines: eating, exercising, sleeping, detoxing, and more to create a healthy foundation for optimal cognitive health and performance.

Mayo Clinic guide to your baby's first years

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"A complete guide with practical information and support for parents of children from newborn to three years old, by childcare experts at the renowned Mayo Clinic. Written by doctors who are also parents." --

How to eat : all your food and diet questions answered

Mark Bittman

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"What is the "best" diet? Do calories matter? And when it comes to protein, fat, and carbs, which ones are good and which are bad? Food writer and cook Mark Bittman and health expert David Katz, MD, answer all these questions and more in a lively and easy-to-read Q&A format. Inspired by their viral hit article in Grub Street--one of New York magazine's most popular and most-shared articles--here Bittman and Katz share their clear, no-nonsense perspective on food and diet, answering real questions covering everything from basic nutrients to superfoods to fad diets. Topics include dietary patterns (Just what should humans eat?); grains (Aren't these just "carbs"? Do I need to avoid gluten?); meat and dairy (How much meat should I eat? Does grass-fed matter?); alcohol (Are there benefits to drinking?); and more. Throughout, Bittman and Katz filter the science of diet and nutrition through a lens of common sense, delivering straightforward advice with a healthy dose of wit"--

Exercises for sciatica : a simple and effective self-care program for pain relief and the treatment of sciatica

William Smith

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"The complete program for stronger muscles, relief from pain and renewed energy. Defined as back or leg pain caused by irritation to the sciatic nerve, sciatica is a debilitating and painful condition that is only growing more prevalent with time. As lifestyles become more and more sedentary, cases of sciatica become more common--which is why a complete lifestyle overhaul, one which includes targeted exercise routines aimed at easing sciatica symptoms--is required to help individuals with this condition live their lives pain-free. Exercises for Sciatica works as an integrated part of any sciatic or piriformis syndrome treatment plan, optimizing mobility, increasing strength and minimizing pain, while providing lifestyle tips to keep you motivated and moving forward"--

Mayo clinic on digestive health


This fourth edition has been newly revised and updated to include the latest information on everything from healthy digestion to cancer treatment, providing helpful advice for maintaining a healthy gut. --Publisher

The little book of game changers : 50 healthy habits for managing stress & anxiety

Jessica Cording

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Short, non-nonsense advice for those trying to make healthy choices in regards to eating, sleep, energy levels, and exercise.

Your body in balance : the new science of food, hormones, and health

Neal D. Barnard

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"Leading medical authority Dr. Neal D. Barnard provides readers with a way to use food to protect against chronic and terminal health problems caused by the excess hormones that are lurking in our diets"--

The essential CBD cookbook : more than 65 easy recipes for everyday health

Caroline Hwang

Cookbooks, Health

"Manage anxiety, insomnia, and more with this easy-to-use beginner's guide to making your own CBD-infused drinks, snacks, and topical products"--

Eat for life : the breakthrough nutrient-rich program for longevity, disease reversal, and sustained weight loss

Joel Fuhrman

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Eat for Life is the first book to showcase Dr. Joel Fuhrman's Nutritarian Diet in full--the most practical, balanced, and focused way to eat, lose weight, and live longer. Emphasizing high-nutrient, whole plant foods that supply abundant amounts of micronutrients. Most Americans are deficient in micronutrients (vitamins and minerals) and consume too many macronutrients (calories). Natural, colorful plant foods contain the largest assortment of micronutrients, including anti-cancer phytochemicals. When consumed in large quantities every day, these plant foods are proven to decrease cravings, reverse the symptoms of nearly every disease, and maintain ideal weight. The Nutrarian Diet helps you shed more pounds, reach lower cholesterol and blood pressure levels, reverse diabetes better, and reduce hunger and cravings more than any other program available. --

The unapologetic guide to black mental health : navigate an unequal system, learn tools for... emotional wellness, and get the help you deserve.

Rheeda Walker


This book is an exploration of Black mental health in today’s world, the forces that have undermined mental health progress for African Americans, and what needs to happen for African Americans to heal psychological distress, find community, and undo years of stigma and marginalization in order to access effective mental health care. This breakthrough book will help you: Recognize mental and emotional health problems Understand the myriad ways in which these problems impact overall health and quality of life and relationships Develop psychological tools to neutralize ongoing stressors and live more fully Navigate a mental health care system that is unequal

The healing power of mindfulness : a new way of being

Jon Kabat-Zinn

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Health, Self Help

More than twenty years ago, Jon Kabat-Zinn showed us the value of cultivating greater awareness in everyday life with his now-classic introduction to mindfulness, Wherever You Go, There You Are. Now, in The Healing Power of Mindfulness, he shares a cornucopia of specific examples as to how the cultivation of mindfulness can reshape your relationship with your own body and mind--explaining what we're learning about neuroplasticity and the brain, how meditation can affect our biology and our health, and what mindfulness can teach us about coming to terms with all sorts of life challenges, including our own mortality, so we can make the most of the moments that we have. Originally published in 2005 as part of a larger book titled Coming to Our Senses, The Healing Power of Mindfulness features a new foreword by the author and timely updates throughout the text. If you are interested in learning more about how mindfulness as a way of being can help us to heal, physically and emotionally, look no further than this deeply personal and also "deeply optimistic book, grounded in good science and filled with practical recommendations for moving in the right direction" (Andrew Weil, MD), from one of the pioneers of the worldwide mindfulness movement.

What science tells us about autism spectrum disorder : making the right choices for your child

Raphael (Raphael A.) Bernier


"What have scientists learned about the causes of autism spectrum disorder? Why do different kids have such different symptoms, and what are the best ways to deal with them? Will there ever be a cure? From leading autism researchers, this accessible guide helps you put the latest advances to work for your unique child. Separating fact from fiction about causes, treatments, and prevention, the book guides you to make lifestyle choices that support the developing brain. From the impact of sleep, exercise, diet, and technology, to which type of professional help might be the right fit, the authors cover it all with expertise and compassion. Learn about the choices you face--and the steps you can take--to build a happier, healthier life for your child and family"--Page 4 of cover.

Is it Alzheimer's? : 101 answers to your most pressing questions about memory loss and dementia

Peter V. Rabins


It is normal to sometimes forget a name or a fact, or to wonder why we entered a room. It is also normal to begin having concerns about whether such lapses might be signs that something isn't quite right. In a structured Q&A format, Rabins (Johns Hopkins Univ. Sch. of Medicine) sets out to provide assistance. He offers answers to topics divided into seven broad areas: "Should I worry about my memory?"; "What is dementia?"; "Causes"; "Steps to try lowering the risk"; "Treatments"; "Suggestions for caregivers;" and "Difficult decisions for caregivers." Combining evidence from medical research, along with solutions developed from patient care experience, and technical information in straightforward language, the author points out where the research struggles and when seeking a support group might be the best option.

Mastering diabetes : the revolutionary method to reverse insulin resistance permanently in type 1, type 1.5, type 2, prediabetes, and gestational diabetes

Cyrus Khambatta


"A breakthrough method-grounded in almost 100 years of scientific research-to master all types of diabetes by reversing insulin resistance"--