Restoring the Brain: Neurofeedback as an Integrative Approach to Health
by: CRC Press
Product rating: 5.0 with 2 reviews
Restoring the Brain: Neurofeedback as an Integrative Approach describes the history and process by which neurofeedback has become an effective tool for treating many mental and behavioral health conditions. It explains how new brain research and improvements in imaging technology allow for a new conceptualization of the brain. It also discusses how biomedical factors can degrade brain functioning and cause a wide range of symptoms of mental disorders.
The book is written in an accessible style for easy understanding and application to classification and treatment. It shares the clinical experiences of practitioners working with specific symptom constellations generally categorized by a DSM diagnostic label. It examines the brain as a self-regulating communications system and discusses how much of mental dysfunction can be understood as acquired brain behavior that can be redirected with the help of EEG-based neurofeedback. It describes principles and practices of integrating neurofeedback that make redirection possible.
Recent discoveries on the neuroelectrical properties of the brain illuminate the possibilities of combining innovative neurotherapy techniques with integrative medicine to achieve optimal brain function. Case studies of clinical applications highlight the effectiveness of neurofeedback in treating autism, ADHD, and trauma, particularly PTSD. Integrative approaches are the future of health care, and neurofeedback will play an increasingly significant role. Restoring the Brain: Neurofeedback as an Integrative Approach is an essential reference for all mental health professionals and those with an interest in the use and practice of neurofeedback.
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Switch On Your Brain: The Key to Peak Happiness, Thinking, and Health
by: Baker Books
Product rating: 4.6 with 491 reviews
According to researchers, the vast majority–a whopping 75-98 percent–of the illnesses that plague us today are a direct result of our thought life. What we think about truly affects us both physically and emotionally. In fact, fear alone triggers more than 1,400 known physical and chemical responses in our bodies, activating more than thirty different hormones! Today our culture is undergoing an epidemic of toxic thoughts that, left unchecked, create ideal conditions for illnesses.
Supported by current scientific and medical research, Dr. Caroline Leaf gives readers a prescription for better health and wholeness through correct thinking patterns, declaring that we are not victims of our biology. She shares with readers the “switch” in our brains that enables us to live happier, healthier, more enjoyable lives where we achieve our goals, maintain our weight, and even become more intelligent. She shows us how to choose life, get our minds under control, and reap the benefits of a detoxed thought life.
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Spot On: Nutrition: A holistic strategy for optimal health and performance (Volume 1)
by: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Product rating: 5.0 with 3 reviews
While some say it’s not truly possible to be fat and healthy, it’s quite easy to be skinny and sick. These days it’s sadly all too simple. Follow a fad diet. Emulate reality weight-loss shows. Some of you may need go no farther than your doctor’s office and ask for a prescription. Drastic diets or intense exercise or even fancy injections and supplements can all make you thin. Yet they can never make you healthy. True health is never extreme. Merging simple with science and a generous supply of common sense, Spot On: Nutrition focuses on the truth–a concept widely forgotten in recent years. Or maybe it’s just the idea that’s been lost as “experts” inundate us with misinformation. It’s time to become your own guru. This book will help you do just that.
Author of Holistic Strength Training for Triathlon, Andrew is a former professional cyclist, the first Leukemia Survivor to qualify for and finish the Hawaii Ironman World Championships, the first Leukemia Survivor to win an Iron Distance Triathlon, and twice voted One of the Top Trainers in America by Men’s Health. Don’t believe him when he says he’s “officially retired from competition.” He’s simply focusing most of his energy into various creative projects, including raising a son — his biggest feat yet! Andrew also has several more books in the Spot On series nearing completion. So with a little luck (and maybe a shower sacrificed here and there), he’ll get those other works published soon. His readers will then be able to combine the other Spot On subjects with optimal nutrition to enjoy the health that is their birthright.
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Taking Charge of Your Fertility, 20th Anniversary Edition: The Definitive Guide to Natural Birth Control, Pregnancy Achievement, and Reproductive Health
by: William Morrow Paperbacks
Product rating: 4.6 with 5 reviews
In celebration of its 20th anniversary, a thoroughly revised and expanded edition of the leading book on fertility and women’s reproductive health.
Since the publication of Taking Charge of your Fertility two decades ago, Toni Weschler has taught a whole new generation of women how to become pregnant, avoid pregnancy naturally and gain better control of their gynecological and sexual health by taking just a couple minutes a day using the proven Fertility Awareness Method.
Now, this 20th Anniversary Edition has been thoroughly revised and fully updated with:
- the latest medical advances in assisted reproductive technologies (ART)
- more in-depth coverage of women’s gynecological and sexual health
- new illustrations, photographs, and an expanded color insert
- new sample charts
- an expanded appendix
- Six new chapters including:
Three Prevalent Conditions—Endometriosis, Ovarian Cysts and
Natural Ways to Balance Your Hormones
Preserving Your Future Fertility
Causes of Unusual Bleeding
Clear and comprehensive, yet warm and approachable, Taking Charge of Your Fertility is one of the most universally lauded health books on the market today. It is an essential reference for every woman of reproductive age.
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Kale and Coffee: A Renegade’s Guide to Health, Happiness, and Longevity
by: Hay House, Inc.
Product rating: 4.6 with 15 reviews
“Four years ago, when I was something of a YouTube health celebrity, I was on top of the world [and] . . . the diet pyramid. I ate the cleanest, most nutritious diet on the planet (or so I thought). A raw-food vegan diet . . . not only pure in its contents but also pure in its intention. With this type of diet, you eat straight from the earth, only as nature intended. I ate kale salad, raw nut butters, goji berries, raw chocolate, and dehydrated flax crackers. I drank green smoothies, green juice, wheatgrass, and hemp milk. I even tried a fruitarian diet . . . I thought about food from the moment I woke up until the second I fell asleep . . . I was an addict in search of the purest dope: raw, vegan, organic food . . . I was headed down a path of self-destruction. So it’s not surprising that, like any hardcore addict, I eventually hit rock bottom.”
So begins the saga of health blogger Kevin Gianni and his wife, Annmarie, as they travel the world to learn as much as they can about health and nutrition. Along the way they meet unlikely people in unlikely places as Kevin seeks an answer to his burning question: What—and how much—should we eat?
Gianni’s lighthearted debunking of the hype and nonsense surrounding much of the health and nutrition world today should be encouraging to anyone who’s ever tried a fad diet and failed. Kale and Coffee is packed with research—delivered in Gianni’s warm and humorous voice—but the aim throughout is to empower you to create the diet and lifestyle best suited to you alone.
Kale and Coffeeoffers practical tips for wellness, from testing your body—and pantry—for toxic metals to selecting the healthiest coffee, wines, and green drinks to consume. And don’t miss the Kale and Coffee 21-Day Jumpstart to launch you on your own journey of transformation.
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