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Absolute Advantage: The Workplace Wellness Magazine

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Against Depression

Peter Kramer

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Description: A decade ago, with his breakaway bestseller, Listening to Prozac, Peter Kramer revolutionized the way we think about antidepressants and the culture in which they are so widely used. Now, he returns with a profound and original look at the condition those medications treat—depression. He asks: If we could eradicate depression so that no human being ever suffered it again, would we?

Depression, linked in our culture to a long tradition of “heroic melancholy,” is often understood as ennobling—a source of soulfulness and creativity. Tracing this belief from Aristotle to the Romantics to Picasso, and to present-day memoirs of mood disorder, Kramer suggests that the pervasiveness of the illness has distorted our sense of what it is to be human. There is nothing heroic about depression, Kramer argues, and he presents the latest scientific findings to support the fact that depression is a disease—one that can have far-reaching health effects on its sufferers.

Frank and unflinching, Against Depression is a deeply felt, deeply moving book, grounded in time spent with the depressed. As his argument unfolds, Kramer becomes a crusader, the author of a compassionate polemic that is fiercely against depression and the devastation it causes. Like Listening to Prozac, Against Depression will offer hope to millions who suffer from depression—and radically alter the debate on its treatment.

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 American Journal of Health Promotion

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 Body for Life: 12 Weeks to Mental and Physical Strength

Bill Phillips

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Michael D’Orso

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Complete Waterpower Workout Book:  Programs for Fitness, Injury Prevention, and Healing

Mark Hyman

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Robert Forster

Description: The one and only book people need to plunge into the fitness wave of the decade, by the leader in water excerciseand an internationally respected sports physical therapist.

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Coping with Difficult People: The Proven-Effective Battle Plan that has Helped Millions Deal with the Troublemakers in Their Lives at Home and at Work

Robert Bramson

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 Delivered from Distraction:  Getting the Most out of Life with Attention Deficit Disorder

Edward Hallowell

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John Ratey

Description: In 1994, Driven to Distraction sparked a revolution in our understanding of attention deficit disorder. Widely recognized as the classic in the field, the book has sold more than a million copies. Now a second revolution is under way in the approach to ADD, and the news is great. Drug therapies, our understanding of the role of diet and exercise, even the way we define the disorder–all are changing radically. And doctors are realizing that millions of adults suffer from this condition, though the vast majority of them remain undiagnosed and untreated. In this new book, Drs. Edward M. Hallowell and John J. Ratey build on the breakthroughs of Driven to Distraction to offer a comprehensive and entirely up-to-date guide to living a successful life with ADD.

As Hallowell and Ratey point out, “attention deficit disorder” is a highly misleading description of an intriguing kind of mind. Original, charismatic, energetic, often brilliant, people with ADD have extraordinary talents and gifts embedded in their highly charged but easily distracted minds. Tailored expressly to ADD learning styles and attention spans, Delivered from Distraction provides accessible, engaging discussions of every aspect of the condition, from diagnosis to finding the proper treatment regime. Inside you’ll discover

• whether ADD runs in families
• new diagnostic procedures, tests, and evaluations
• the links between ADD and other conditions
• how people with ADD can free up their inner talents and strengths
• the new drugs and how they work, and why they’re not for everyone
• exciting advances in nonpharmaceutical therapies, including changes in diet, exercise, and lifestyle
• how to adapt the classic twelve-step program to treat ADD
• sexual problems associated with ADD and how to resolve them
• strategies for dealing with procrastination, clutter, and chronic forgetfulness

ADD is a trait, a way of living in the world. It only becomes a disorder when it impairs your life. Featuring gripping profiles of patients with ADD who have triumphed, Delivered from Distraction is a wise, loving guide to releasing the positive energy that all people with ADD hold inside. If you have ADD or care about someone who does, this is the book you must read.

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 Dr. Andrew Weil’s Mind Body Toolkit

Dr. Andrew Weil

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Description: Discover Your Own Self-Healing Powers with Mind-Body Tools from Dr. Andrew Weil. Andrew Weil, M.D. The evidence is overwhelming: you can tap the power of your mind to directly influence your health, using clinically proven tools that anyone can master. With Dr. Andrew Weil's Mind-Body Tool Kit, listeners join the best-selling author of Spontaneous Healing (Ballantine, 1996) along with three renowned colleagues and friends. All leading specialists in alternative medicine. To experience a potent prescription of self-healing practices. This information-packed, integrative medicine chest includes an in-depth 52-page interactive workbook and 25 Mind-Training Cards designed to support a daily practice. Step by step, users will learn an empowering four-part series of mind-body techniques: Breathing, Dr. Weil reveals, The master key to self-healing, Meditation. Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn introduces listeners to the oldest and most effective system for calming the mind, Guided Imagery. Dr. Martin Rossman invites us to heal the body with this effective and easy-to-learn skill. Sound Therapy Pioneering music therapist Kimba Arem leads a complete sound-healing journey to rejuvenate and balance our physiology and mind states. Your mind can elicit a healing response when even conventional medicine has proven ineffective, explains Dr. Weil. Here are the self-healing mind-body tools to start optimizing your health today. And for the rest of your life. With Dr. Andrew Weil's Mind-Body Tool Kit. Note: Includes material from Breathing, Meditation for Optimum Health, Self-Healing with Guided Imagery, and Self-Healing with Sound and Music.

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 Eating Well for Optimum Health

Dr. Andrew Weil

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DVD

Description: At last, a book about eating (and eating well) for health -- from Dr. Andrew Weil, the brilliantly innovative and greatly respected doctor who has been instrumental in transforming the way Americans think about health.

Now Dr. Weil -- whose nationwide best-sellers Spontaneous Healing and Eight Weeks to Optimum Health have made us aware of the body's capacity to heal itself -- provides us with a program for improving our well-being by making informed choices about how and what we eat. 

He gives us all the basic facts about human nutrition. Here is everything we need to know about fats, protein, carbohydrates, minerals, and vitamins, and their effects on our health.
He equips us to make decisions about the latest miracle diet or reducing aid.

At the heart of his book, he presents in easy-to-follow detail his recommended OPTIMUM DIET, including complete weekly menus for use both at home and in restaurants.
He provides eighty-five recipes accompanied by a rigorous and reliable nutritional breakdown -- delicious recipes reminding us that we can eat for health without giving up the essential pleasures of eating.

Customized dietary advice is included for dozens of common ailments, among them asthma, allergies, heart disease, migraines, and thyroid problems. Dr. Weil helps us to read labels on all food products and thereby become much wiser consumers. Throughout he makes clear how an optimal diet can both supply the basic needs of the body and fortify the body's defenses and mechanisms of healing. And he always stresses that good food -- and the good feeling it engenders at the table -- is not only a delight but also necessary to our well-being, so that eating for health means enjoyable eating.

In sum, a hugely practical and inspiring book about food, diet, and nutrition that stands to change -- for the better and the healthier -- our most fundamental ideas about eating.

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 8 Meditations for Optimum Health

Dr. Andrew Weil

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Description: 8 MEDITATIONS FOR OPTIMUM HEALTH contains extensive liner notes by Dr. Andrew Weil, including a step by step guide for listening to the meditations and learning to apply them to your own life.

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8 Weeks to Optimum Health:  A Proven Program for Taking Full Advantage of Your Body's Natural Healing Power

Dr. Andrew Weil

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Description: In Eight Weeks to Optimum Health, Dr. Andrew Weil translates the brilliant insights and discoveries he outlined in his acclaimed bestseller, Spontaneous Healing, into a practical plan of action: a week-by-week, step-by-step program for enhancing and protecting present and lifelong health. The Eight-Week Program sets up a foundation for healthy living that will keep your body's natural healing system in peak working order. With clearly defined and authoritatively informed recommendations, Dr. Weil explains how to

¸  Build a lifestyle that protects you from premature illness and disability
¸  Fine-tune your current eating habits so that your diet is more nutritious
¸  Walk and stretch in regimens that satisfy weekly exercise requirements
¸  Safeguard your healing system by adding four antioxidant supplements--vitamin C and E, selenium, and mixed carotenes--to your diet
¸  Incorporate five basic breathing exercises for greater relaxation and energy
¸  Benefit from visualization, overcome sleeping problems, and test and filter your water supply
¸  Make art, music, and the natural world more important parts of your life

PLUS--a dozen tailored programs that address the specific needs of pregnant women, senior citizens, overweight people, and those at risk for cancer.

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 Happiness:  A Guide to Developing Life's Most Important Skill

Matthieu Ricard

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Description: A molecular biologist turned Buddhist monk, described by scientists as "the happiest man alive," demonstrates how to develop the inner conditions for true happiness.

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 Heal Yourself with Medical Hypnosis:  The Most Immediate Way to Use Your Mind-Body Connection

Steven Gurgevich

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Dr. Andrew Weil

Description: Major medical journals are fi nally beginning to recognize hypnosis as a legitimate clinical tool, citing proof positive that it can help ease chronic pain, lessen the side effects of chemotherapy, counteract anxiety and sleep disorders, and more. On Heal Yourself with Medical Hypnosis, Dr. Andrew Weil joins Dr. Steven Gurgevich, a leading expert in mind-body medicine, to offer listeners a 2-CD session on how to use this amazing tool for personal healing. On Part One, Dr. Weil discusses the physiological mechanisms behind the mind-body connection, while Dr. Gurgevich demystifies the practice of hypnosis through a concise account of its history and important case studies. On Part Two, Dr. Gurgevich introduces listeners to four trance induction methods, including trance deepening and a full session of self-healing with hypnosis.

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 Healing Anxiety and Depression

Daniel G. Amen

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Lisa C. Routh

Description: Daniel G. Amen, M.D., has pioneered the clinical use of brain SPECT imaging (one of medicine's most sophisticated functional brain-imaging studies) in psychiatry. The Amen Clinics' signature brain scans have discovered that the illnesses of anxiety and depression are, in large part, the result of brain dysfunction. Additionally, they have determined that not only do anxiety and depression often occur together; here are seven distinct types of the disorders.

Healing Anxiety and Depression reveals the major anxiety and depression centers of the brain; offers guidelines and diagnostic tools to determine the specific type of anxiety and depression; and provides a comprehensive program for treating each type. The treatment includes medication, diet, supplements, exercise, and social and therapeutic support.

Based on new brain science, Healing Anxiety and Depression is a groundbreaking, practical guide to conquering these potentially devastating disorders.

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Healthy Aging

Dr. Andrew Weil

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Description: What would it be like to grow old in a culture that values aging? What is an anti-inflammatory diet and why is it beneficial? What part of us never ages? What is our most important legacy?

In a new public television special, integrative medicine expert and bestselling author Dr. Andrew Weil takes on the subject of aging with unflinching honesty and offers uplifting advice based on his scientific studies and personal observations. With the authoritative but warm style that has made him America’s best-known doctor, he urges us to reject the prevailing notion that aging is an evil to be fought off with magic elixirs and invasive procedures. Rather, Dr. Weil emphasizes the rewards of growing older and offers practical steps for remaining healthy in mind and spirit so we can enjoy it. He explains the science behind the best approach to diet and exercise as well as how to get the most beneficial sleep, maintain emotional well-being, keep your memory sharp, and think about the emotional legacy you want to leave behind.

Andrew Weil, M.D., a graduate of Harvard Medical School, is the author of 10 books, including Spontaneous Healing, Eight Weeks to Optimum Health, and Eating Well for Optimum Health. He is a clinical professor of medicine and director of the Program in Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona. Integrative medicine is healing-oriented medicine that takes account of the whole person (body, mind, and spirit), including all aspects of lifestyle. It emphasizes the therapeutic relationship and makes use of all appropriate therapies, both conventional and alternative.

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 Healthy Aging: A Lifelong Guide to Your Physical and Spiritual Well-Being

Dr. Andrew Weil

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Description: In each of his widely acclaimed, best-selling books, Dr. Andrew Weil has been an authoritative and companionable guide through a uniquely effective combination of traditional and nontraditional approaches to health and healthy living. Now he gives us a book about aging that is unlike any other. Drawing on the new science of biogerontology (the biology of aging) as well as on the secrets of healthy longevity — diet, activity and attitude — Dr. Weil explains that there are a myriad of things we can do to keep our bodies and minds in good working order through all phases of life. Hugely informative, practical, and uplifting, Healthy Aging is infused with the engaging candor and common sense that have made Dr. Weil our most trusted source on healthy living.

With detailed information on:

-Learning to eat right: Following the anti-inflammatory diet, Dr. Weil’s guide to the nutritional components of a healthy lifestyle
-Separating myth from fact about the would-be elixirs of life extension — herbs, hormones, and anti-aging “medicines”
-Learning exercise, breathing and stress-management techniques to benefit your mind and body
-Understanding the science behind the aging process
-Keeping record of your life lessons to share with loved ones

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 How to Stop Worrying and Start Living

Dale Carnegie

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Description: This book can change your life!
Through Dale Carnegie's six-million-copy bestseller recently revised, millions of people have been helped to overcome the worry hobbit. Dale Carnegie offers a set of practical formulas you can put to work today. In the fast-paced world of the 1990's -- formulas that will last a lifetime!

Discover how to:

Eliminate fifty percent of business worries immediately
Reduce financial worries
Avoid fatigue -- and keep looking you
Add one hour a day to your waking life
Find yourself and be yourself -- remember there is no one else on earth like you!

How to Stop Worrying and Start Living deals with fundamental emotions and ideas. It is fascinating to read and easy to apply. Let it change and improve you. There's no need to live with worry and anxiety that keep you from enjoying a full, active and happy life!

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 Making a Good Brain Great: The Amen Clinic Program for Achieving and Sustaining Optimal Mental Performance

Daniel G. Amen

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Description: Daniel Amen, M.D., one of the world’s foremost authorities on the brain, has news for you: your brain is involved in everything you do—learn to care for it properly, and you will be smarter, healthier, and happier in as little as 15 days!

You probably run, lift weights, or do yoga to keep your body in great shape; you put on sunscreen and lotions to protect your skin; but chances are you simply ignore your brain and trust it to do its job. People unknowingly endanger or injure their brains, stress them by working at a frenzied pace and not getting enough sleep, pollute them with caffeine, alcohol, and drugs, and deprive them of proper nutrients. Brain dysfunction is the number one reason people fail at school, work, and relationships. The brain is the organ of learning, working, and loving—the supercomputer that runs our lives. It’s very simple: when our brains work right, we work right—and when our brains have trouble, we have trouble in our lives.

Luckily, it’s never too late: the brain is capable of change, and when you care for it, the results are amazing. Making a Good Brain Great gives you the tools you need to optimize your brain power and enrich your health and your life in the process. The principles and exercises in this book, based on years of cutting-edge neuroscience research and the experiences of thousands of people, provide a wealth of practical information to teach you how to achieve the best brain possible. You will learn:

•how to eat right to think right
•how to protect your brain from injuries and toxic substances
•how to nourish your brain with vitamins and do mental workouts to keep it strong
•the critical component of physical exercise, and which kinds work best
•how to rid your brain of negative thoughts, counteract stress, and much more

Full of encouraging anecdotes from Dr. Amen’s many years of experience, Making a Good Brain Great is a positive and practical road map for enriching and improving your own greatest asset—your brain.

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 Mayo Clinic Health Letter

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Mindfulness for Beginners

Jon Kabat-Zinn

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Description: Perhaps no other person in America has done more to bring mindfulness meditation into the mainstream than Jon Kabat-Zinn. Through many research studies and his pioneering work at the University of Massachusetts where he is founder of its world renowned Stress Reduction Clinic, Kabat-Zinn has served as a recognized bridge between science and meditation. With Mindfulness for Beginners, he offers the definitive course designed specifically to introduce new students to the proven benefits of mindfulness practice, including: stress reduction, alleviation of depression, chronic pain relief, and more.

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 One Body, One Life: Six Weeks to the New You

Gregory Joujon-Roche

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Description: When the mind and body connect, your body changes very quickly. With Gregory Joujon-Roche’s cutting edge One Body, One Life program, you will transform yourself in only six weeks.

AOL’s “fitness expert” and featured on Good Morning America, Gregory Joujon-Roche has earned a reputation for getting results. He takes his clients on a journey that enables them to sculpt their bodies, and shape their lives. In One Body, One Life, Gregory Joujon-Roche will share his revolutionary program that combines cardio and strength training, core training and Pilates, yoga and martial arts, cutting-edge nutrition, and mind-body tools.

The One Body, One Life program:
* Is a one-stop shop for strength, cardio, nutrition, recipes, and detoxifying cleanses
* Requires no previous experience, and can be done by anyone
* Requires no complicated equipment or gym memberships

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Pedometer

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Positive Energy:  10 Extraordinary Prescriptions for Transforming Fatigue, Stress, and Fear Into Vibrance, Strength, and Love         

Judith Orloff

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Description: Are you forever rushing around, fending off chronic exhaustion? Are you desperately overcommitted, afraid to say no? Do you have fang marks from being bled dry by energy vampires? Does the onslaught of violence in the news leave you drained? If so, you're the victim of a hidden energy crisis. To resolve it you need more than traditional solutions such as eating well, getting a good night’s sleep, and exercising. Here at last is the complete prescription to stop you from feeling constantly drained and enables you to live a more vibrant life: the Positive Energy Program created by Judith Orloff, M.D.

Dr. Orloff is the pioneer behind Energy Psychiatry, a new field that addresses the subtle energetic components of health and behavior. Energy Psychiatry blends the practice of mainstream medicine with an emerging scientific understanding of subtle energies, revered by many cross-cultural healing traditions as our life force. In Positive Energy, Dr. Orloff explains this exciting new discipline and how it led her to formulate ten essential prescriptions for boosting energy, improving relationships, and combating energy vampires. The prescriptions are:

• Awaken your intuition and rejuvenate yourself--and learn the cure for technodespair and overload from emails, computers, and phones
• Find a nurturing spiritual path that fits your own beliefs and inner stirrings
• Design an energy-aware approach to diet, exercise, and health--and learn how to avoid the "energetic overeating" that sabotages attempts to lose weight
• Generate positive emotional energy to counter negativity
• Develop a heart-centered sexuality
• Open yourself to the flow of creativity and inspiration to achieve greater joy
• Celebrate the sacredness of laughter, pampering, and the replenishment of retreat--it’s not selfish to take care of yourself
• Discover how to attract positive people and situations
• Protect yourself from energy vampires with specific
shielding techniques
• Create abundance and a continuing flow of energy

The purpose of this program is to make your life easier. Each prescription has clear instructions for practicing the simple, powerful exercises Dr. Orloff gives her patients and uses herself--plus, there’s a "Treat Yourself" section to help you relax and enjoy the program’s full benefits. Following each chapter are Dr. Orloff’s interviews with luminaries who share their personal secrets about how they use a specific prescription to generate more energy. You'll discover how Quincy Jones’s intuition opened up after brain surgery, Larry King honed his interviewing techniques, Naomi Judd recovered from hepatitis C, and Jamie Lee Curtis deals with draining people.

Dr. Orloff says, "We can't stop the negative circumstances of our time--our cell phones will keep ringing, e-mails will keep coming, people will be rude, our children will be demanding, and bad things will happen in the world. But we can learn ways to protect our energy so that we can stay centered in dealing with the stresses that arise." Positive Energy shows you how to slow down time to match your natural rhythms, allowing you to be fully present for your life. Learning this can make the difference between an exuberant life and one you're always recovering from. Filled with Dr. Orloff's warmth, humor, and compassion, Positive Energy is your tool kit for transforming fatigue, stress, and fear into an abundance of vibrance, strength, and love.

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 Self-Healing with Sound and Music

Dr. Andrew Weil

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Kimba Arem

Description: Andrew Weil, M.D. & Kimba Arem Have you ever been deeply moved by a piece of music? If so, then you may already recognize the incredible impact of sound on your health and well-being. Today, sound therapy is used to effectively treat a surprising range of health challenges including chronic pain, stroke, stress, and much more. On Self-Healing with Sound & Music, bestselling author Dr. Andrew Weil teams up with sound therapist Kimba Arem to offer you a powerful new tool for healing and rejuvenation on two CDs

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Self-Healing with Guided Imagery:  How to Use the Power of Your Mind to Heal Your Body

Martin Rossman

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Dr. Andrew Weil

Description: The verdict is in: guided imagery works. Study after medical study during the past three decades has found that the power of the mind can influence almost every major system of the body- from breathing and heart rate to digestion and immune response. On Self-Healing with Guided Imagery, Dr. Martin L. Rossman, widely considered the No. 1 expert in the therapeutic use of guided imagery, joins trusted physician and bestselling author Dr. Andrew Weil for the first time on audio to offer a concentrated course that will help you immediately experience the benefits of this effective and easy-tolearn practice. The perfect introduction to this "critical component to all healing" from two of America's most trusted doctors. Includes three complete exercises led by Dr. Rossman.

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 6 Weeks to a Hollywood Body:  Look Fit and Feel Fabulous with the Secrets of the Stars

Mark Laska

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Steve Zim

Description: As featured in SELF and on Weekend Today "Steve Zim's plan helped me drop my body fat more quickly than with any other program I've ever tried. I couldn't be more pleased." --Jessica Biel, star of The Illusionist In 6 Weeks to a Hollywood Body, the top Hollywood trainer and Weekend Today show fitness expert Steve Zim unlocks the secrets of the stars and shows you how to have a Hollywood body of your own. Want to add shape and strength to your legs? Have a great butt? Make your back and arms stronger and leaner? Develop an amazing chest or breasts? After you've completed the easy-to-follow Hollywood Body program in six short weeks, you'll be runway ready for your grand entrance and you'll look amazing and feel healthier and happier than ever before. In this book, Steve Zim reveals the three keys to his Hollywood Body system: HOLLYWOOD NUTRITION: The easy and effective Hollywood Body way to supercharge your metabolism with protein, good carbs, and good fats HOLLYWOOD HEART: Ramp up your cardio health and melt away fat and inches the Hollywood Body way HOLLYWOOD SCULPT: A revolutionary set of all-new Hollywood Body exercises designed to sculpt and reshape your muscles This proven program works no matter what your body type is. So get started--your Hollywood body awaits you!

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 The Soul of Healing Meditations

Deepak Chopra

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Description: Featuring the soothing narration of Deepak Chopra over the trancelike music of Adam Plack, The Soul of Healing Meditations serves as an introduction to meditation for neophytes and as a more advanced tool to help overcome a physical ailment and/or emotional toxicity. As Chopra says: "We like to tell our guests at the Chopra Center that the body is the best pharmacy in the world and is capable of making wonder drugs." His message here is that one can naturally prevail over serious life challenges by becoming more attuned to one's body -- by relaxing and filtering out the external world, focusing on and influencing internal sensations and biorhythms, and banishing negative thoughts and focusing on the positive aspects of life.

This CD is not meant as a cure-all for physical or emotional ills. Rather, it's a supplemental experience to other treatments or programs, and it shows how enlightening and empowering meditation can be when practiced properly. Plack's accompanying soundtrack ranges from delicate ambient tones to more active Indian music, appropriately serving the mood of each of the album's eight tracks.

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 Spring Forest Qigong:  Level One

Chunyi Lin

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 Spring Forest Qigong:  Level One for Health Complete Personal Learning Course

Chunyi Lin

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Description: Spring Forest Qigong Level 1 for Health Personal Learning Course. Includes: 1) DVD Level One for Health 2) Level 1 for Health Manual 3)CD Level One for Health Active Exercises 4) CD Level 1 for Health Sitting Meditations 5) CD Small Universe Guided Meditations 6) CD Inner Beauty Meditation Music 7) CD Back Into the Universe Meditation Music

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 Spring Forest Qigong:  Level One for Health Manual

Chunyi Lin

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Description: This manual is your introduction to the first level of Spring Forest Qigong. It includes detailed descriptions and illustrations of each of the Active Exercise movements for this level. It also explains the two Sitting Meditations for Level One: Small Universe and Self-Concentration. Additionally, the manual teaches you how to use the Sword Fingers technique for helping others.

In the manual you will also learn:

- How energy blockages are formed
- How to awaken your natural healing abilities
- The keys to your success

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 Spring Forest Qigong:  Level One for Health

Chunyi Lin

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 Spring Forest Qigong:  Level One - Sitting Meditation

Chunyi Lin

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Description: Sitting Meditations: Small Universe Track 1 Self Concentration Track 2.

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 Spring Forest Qigong:  Meditation Music

Chunyi Lin

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Description: Master Lin designed this music to focus on helping you go even deeper into the meditative experience, to help you connect more deeply than ever before with the Emptiness and enhance your feelings of relaxation and peacefulness...

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 Stumbling on Happiness

Daniel Gilbert

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Description: Why are lovers quicker to forgive their partners for infidelity than for leaving dirty dishes in the sink? Why will sighted people pay more to avoid going blind than blind people will pay to regain their sight? Why do dining companions insist on ordering different meals instead of getting what they really want? Why do patients remember long medical procedures as being less painful than short ones? Why do home sellers demand prices they wouldn’t dream of paying if they were home buyers? Why are shoppers happier when they can’t get refunds? Why do pigeons seem to have such excellent aim; why can’t we remember one song while listening to another; and why does the line at the grocery store always slow down the moment we join it?

In this brilliant, witty, and accessible book, renowned Harvard psychologist Daniel Gilbert describes the foibles of imagination and illusions of foresight that causes each of us to misconceive our tomorrows and misestimate our satisfactions. Vividly bringing to life the latest scientific research in psychology, cognitive neuroscience, philosophy, and behavioral economics, Gilbert reveals what scientists have discovered about the uniquely human ability to imagine the future, and about our capacity to predict how much we will like it when we get there. With penetrating insight and sparkling prose, Gilbert explains why we seem to know so little about the hearts and minds of the people we are about to become.

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 UltraMetabolism:  The Simple Plan for Automatic Weight Loss

Mark Hyman

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Description: For many, losing weight is a never-ending struggle -- especially since our bodies are designed to keep weight on at all costs; it's a matter of survival. But a medical revolution is under way, showing us how to work with our bodies instead of against them to ignite the natural fat-burning furnaces that lie dormant within us. Drawing on the cutting-edge science of nutrigenomics -- how food talks to our genes -- Dr. Mark Hyman has created a way of losing weight by eating the right foods, which in turn sends the right messages to our bodies.

In this easy-to-follow eight-week plan based on each individual's unique genetic needs, Dr. Hyman explains how to customize your personal weight-loss program with menus, recipes, shopping lists, and recommendations for supplements and exercise. Ultimately, you will rebalance and stabilize your metabolism -- an UltraMetabolism -- to maintain weight loss and enjoy lifelong health.

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 Walking:  The Ultimate Exercise for Optimum Health

Dr. Andrew Weil

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Mark Fenton

Description: Two Experts Set the Pace for Optimum Health with This Take-Anywhere Walking Workout Session. Andrew Weil, M.D. & Mark Fenton. Most of us enjoy walking, but not everyone knows how to turn this simple exercise into one of the most powerful self-healing tools known to medicine. On Walking: The Secret to Optimum Health, Dr. Andrew Weil joins Mark Fenton, the nation's foremost expert on walking, for an invigorating 2-CD program that gives listeners all the tools needed to begin a daily walking practice. On Part One, Dr. Weil and Mark Fenton explain the proven ways in which walking helps you look and feel younger, reduce stress, improve immune function, achieve your ideal weight, and more. On Part Two, listeners get walking with a fully programmable workout that features two warm-up options and five intensifying sessions, paced by cadence cues and motivating tips for each phase.

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 Weight Training Workouts that Work

James Orvis

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Description: Did you know your muscles burn 90% of your calories every day. IT'S YOUR METABOLISM!! And you’re losing those fat-burning muscles unless you learn a little weight training.

It's that simple - or is it? Weight Training Workouts that Work takes all the guesswork out of weight training. Using easy-to-follow proven workouts and three detailed photos of the best exercises learn the right way to lift weights in less than 30 minutes. Then just take this handbook to your workouts and follow the simple workouts and exercises to burn away unwanted fat and reshape your body! Weight Training Workouts that Work shows you the most productive exercises and proper form, how many sets and repetitions to do, what days to work out and of course how much weight to use. It's very easy and it works for anybody, any age!

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 Wellness Book: The Comprehensive Guide to Maintaining Health and Treating Stress-Related Illness

Herbert Benson

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Eileen M. Stuart

Description: Millions of readers are familiar with the work of Dr. Herbert Benson and the Mind/Body Medical Institute from his mega-bestselling book The Relaxation Response. With more than 5 million copies in print, it is a classic in the field of mind/body medicine. In The Wellness Book, Dr. Benson has created the definitive resource that shows readers how to maintain health and treat stress-related illnesses, including high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, chronic pain, Parkinson’s Disease, infertility, insomnia, anxiety, symptoms of HIV and cancer, menopause, and more.

The Wellness Book shows readers how to create and control their own well-being. Use of the book, in combination with modern medical treatments, will aid in prevention and treatment of a number of illnesses and, according to USA TODAY, “legitimizes the mind/body connection in traditional medicine.”

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Wellness Workplace Health Letter

 

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Why Does Working @ My Computer Hurt So Much?

Perry Bonomo

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Description: ErgAerobics:Why does working @ my computer hurt so much? Is a comprehensive guide to help computer users prevent and treat Computer Induced Repetitive Stress Injuries (CIRSIs) such as carpal tunnel syndrome, back pain, neck pain, headaches, TMJ, etc. Computer use has dramatically increased in the last ten years with no sign of decline in sight. With increased use, the likelihood of a computer user experiencing one or more CIRSIs is greater. Everyone knows someone who has had carpal tunnel syndrome or severe back pain. The US Department of Labor estimates that one-half of the workforce will experience a repetitive stress injury at some point in their career. You may or may not feel the effects yet, but chances are that after years, or even just months of computer use, you will become a victim, too.
This book can help you avoid a potentially chronic situation. CIRSIs are explained, causes are examined, and treatment and prevention options are discussed. A comprehensive checklist of proper workstation arrangement is included. Proper posture and human interaction with a computer is explained. In addition, an extensive index of ErgErcises--exercises to be done at your computer to prevent CIRSIs--provides detailed descriptions of these effective, inconspicuous and time-effective exercises. This comprehensive system will greatly aid the computer user prevent CIRSIs.

Many books on this subject are very scientific in nature, often written by engineers. ErgAerobics: Why does working @ my computer hurt so much? Was written for the average computer user, not technicians. The information is presented in a very easy to follow format. Thanks to the presence of Ergle, Ergella, and Cirsi Boy, the presentation is light and entertaining. These animated characters guide the reader through the potential dangers of working at a computer and give helpful tips on how to avoid them.

The authors are both physical therapists who are very experienced at treating patients with CIRSIs. Their methods are proven to work. Most importantly they have learned that the most effective method of treating CIRSIs is to prevent them. ErgAerobics: Why does working @ my computer hurt so much? Provides the reader with the ammunition to fight the war against CIRSIs.

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You:  The Owner's Manual:  An Insider's Guide to the Body that Will Make you Healthier and Younger               

Dr. Mehmet Oz

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Dr. Michael Roizen

Description: Between your full-length mirror and high-school biology class, you probably think you know a lot about the human body. While it's true that we live in an age when we're as obsessed with our bodies as we are with celebrity hairstyles, the reality is that most of us know very little about what chugs, churns, and thumps throughout this miraculous, scientific, and artistic system of anatomy. Yes, you've owned your skin-covered shell for decades, but you probably know more about your cell-phone plan than you do about your own body. When it comes to your longevity and quality of life, understanding your internal systems gives you the power, authority, and ability to live a healthier, younger, and better life.

You: The Owner's Manual challenges your preconceived notions about how the human body works and ages, then takes you on a tour through all of the highways, back roads, and landmarks inside of you. After taking a quiz that tests your body of knowledge, you'll learn about all of your blood-pumping, food-digesting, and keys-remembering systems and organs.

Just as important, you'll get the facts and advice you need to keep your body running long and strong. You'll find out how diseases start and how they affect your body -- as well as advice on how to prevent and beat conditions that threaten your quality of life. Complete with exercise tips, nutritional guidelines, simple lifestyle changes, and alternative approaches, You: The Owner's Manual gives you an easy, comprehensive, and life-changing how-to plan for fending off the gremlins of aging. To top it off, you'll also get the great-tasting and calorie-saving Owner's Manual Diet -- a thirty-recipe eating plan that's designed with only one goal in mind: to help you live a younger life.

Welcome to your body. Why don't you come on in and take a look around?

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