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Wednesday, July 9, 2008

77 Surprising Health Benefits of Yoga

By Alisa Miller

Over the past several years, yoga has experienced an upsurge in popularity in the western world. While many associate yoga with new age mysticism or the latest fad at the gym, yoga is actually an ancient practice that connects the mind, body, and spirit through body poses, controlled breathing, and meditation. The practice of yoga has many health benefits associated with it, so read below to discover 77 benefits to be gained.

Health Benefits Within

From lowering blood pressure to increasing pain tolerance, the following health benefits can all be discovered within the body.

  1. Blood pressure. A consistent yoga practice decreases blood pressure through better circulation and oxygenation of the body. These two exercises can help lower blood pressure.
  2. Pulse rate. A slower pulse rate indicates that your heart is strong enough to pump more blood with fewer beats. Regularly practicing yoga provides a lower pulse rate.
  3. Circulation. Yoga improves blood circulation. By transporting nutrients and oxygen throughout your body, yoga practice provides healthier organs, skin, and brain.
  4. Respiratory. Like the circulatory system, a lower respiratory rate indicates that the lungs are working more efficiently. Yoga decreases the respiratory rate through a combination of controlled breathing exercises and better fitness.
  5. Cardiovascular endurance. A combination of lower heart rate and improved oxygenation to the body (both benefits of yoga) results in higher cardiovascular endurance.
  6. Organs. Yoga practice massages internal organs, thus improving the ability of the body to prevent disease. Additionally, an experienced yoga practitioner becomes better attuned to her body to know at first sign if something isn’t functioning properly, thereby allowing for quicker response to head off disease.
  7. Gastrointestinal. Gastrointestinal functions have been shown to improve in both men and women who practice yoga.
  8. Immunity. Yoga practice has frequently been correlated with a stronger immune system. Read this article for more on the immune system and yoga, including some poses that specifically work on areas of immunity.
  9. Pain. Pain tolerance is much higher among those who practice yoga regularly. In addition to pain tolerance, some instances of chronic pain, such as back pain, are lessened or eliminated through yoga (see below for more on back pain).
  10. Metabolism. Having a balanced metabolism results in maintaining a healthy weight and controlling hunger. Consistent yoga practice helps find the balance and creates a more efficient metabolism.

Health Benefits Without

Just as many health benefits occur within the body, there are many benefits that can actually be experienced from without the body. From better sleep to more energy and strength, this list provides several benefits found on the outside of the body.

  1. Aging. Yoga stimulates the detoxification process within the body. Detoxification has been shown to delay aging, among many other health benefits.
  2. Posture. The very nature of yoga teaches the practitioner how to hold and control one’s body in a more healthful position. Through consistent practice, your posture will improve so that you look more confident and healthy.
  3. Strength. One of the premises of yoga is that you are using the weight of your own body for overall strength. Find out more about how yoga works as an excellent method of strength training in this article.
  4. Energy. Regular yoga practice provides consistent energy. In fact, most yogis state that when you perform your yoga correctly, you will feel energized after your yoga session rather than tired.
  5. Weight. The benefits of a better metabolism along with the exercise of yoga work to keep your weight in check. Additionally, the stretching of muscles longwise helps to reduce the amount of cellulite that can build around muscles.
  6. Sleep. Because of the many benefits to both body and mind that a yoga routine can provide, many find that their sleep is much better. Read here for more on sleep and yoga, as well as some positions for helping induce sleep.
  7. Balance. An integral part of the yoga practice is balance and control over your body. With a consistent practice, you will find that your overall balance will improve outside the yoga class.
  8. Integrated function of the body. Yoga is derived from Sanskrit and means "to join together and direct one’s attention." This is exactly what happens to your body after you start practicing yoga. Yogis find that their body works together much better, resulting in more graceful and efficient body movements.
  9. Body Awareness: Doing yoga will give you an increased awareness of your own body. You are often called upon to make small, subtle movements to improve your alignment. Over time, this will increase your level of comfort in your own body. This can lead to improved posture and greater self-confidence.
  10. Core strength. With a strong body core, you receive better posture and overall body strength. A strong core helps heal and reduce injuries. Read how this swimmer uses yoga to strengthen her core and improve her swimming.
  11. Sexuality. Yoga can improve your sexuality through better control, more relaxation, and more self-confidence. Read more about the yoga and sexuality connection here.

Emotional Health Benefits

Due to the strong mind-body connection of yoga, there are many emotional benefits to be gained from a consistent yoga practice. Find out how yoga can help improve emotional health with this list.

  1. Mood. Overall well-being improves with yoga practice. The combination of creating a strong mind-body connection, creating a healthy body, and focusing inward can all lead to improvement in your mood.
  2. Stress Reduction. The concentration required during yoga practice tends to focus your attention on the matter at hand, thereby reducing the emphasis you may have been putting on the stress in your life. Read more about yoga and stress management here.
  3. Anxiety. One benefit to the controlled breathing used in yoga is a reduction in anxiety. Learn more about how you can use yoga breathing to reduce your anxiety.
  4. Depression. Some believe the negative feelings that you may be repressing are brought to the surface during some types of yoga exercise. When this happens, the negative energy is no longer stuck within you, but released through exercise. Regularly releasing this negativity leads to a reduction of depression in many people.
  5. Self-acceptance. Focusing inward and realizing through your yoga practice that perfection is not the goal, self-acceptance begins to take over. This post describes how success is not measured by perfectionism in yoga.
  6. Self-control. The controlled movements of yoga teach you how to translate that self-control to all aspects of your life.
  7. Mind-body connection. Few other exercises offer the same mind-body connection that yoga does. As you match your controlled breathing with the movements of your body, you retrain your mind to find that place of calm and peace that long-time yogis know.
  8. Positive outlook on life. Continued practice of yoga results in a balance of many hormones and nervous system, which brings about a more stable, positive approach to life.
  9. Hostility. Most yogis report a huge reduction in the amount of hostility they feel as well as a sense of control when anger flares. This calm effect is likely from the relaxation and meditation that is incorporated in their yoga practice that leads to an overall calming of the nervous system. Less hostility means lower blood pressure and stress and a healthier approach to life.
  10. Concentration. Researchers have shown that as little as eight weeks of yoga practice can result in better concentration and more motivation.
  11. Memory. Improved blood circulation to the brain as well as the reduction in stress and improved focus results in a better memory.
  12. Attention. The attention required in yoga to maintain the structured breathing in conjunction with yoga poses sharpens the ability to keep a sharp focus on tasks.
  13. Social skills. In yoga, you learn the interconnectedness of all of life. Your yoga practice soon evolves from a personal journey to one connecting to to the community at large where your social skills improve along with your yoga practice.
  14. Calmness. Concentrating so intently on what your body is doing has the effect of bringing calmness. Yoga also introduces you to meditation techniques, such as watching how you breathe and disengagement from your thoughts, which help calm the mind.

Body Chemistry

Several aspects of body chemistry such as glucose levels and red blood cells are affected by yoga. Learn how you can improve your body chemistry through yoga.

  1. Cholesterol. Yoga practice lowers cholesterol through increased blood circulation and burning fat. Yoga practice is a great tool to fight against harmful cholesterol levels.
  2. Lymphatic system. Your lymphatic system boosts your immunity and reduces toxins in your body. The only way to get your lymphatic system flowing well is by movement. The specific movements involved in yoga are particularly well-suited for promoting a strong lymphatic system.
  3. Glucose. There is evidence to suggest that yoga may lower blood glucose levels.
  4. Sodium. As does any good exercise program, yoga reduces the sodium levels in your body. In today’s world of processed and fast foods that are full of sodium, lessening these levels is a great idea.
  5. Endocrine functions. Practicing yoga helps to regulate and control hormone secretion. An improved endocrine system keeps hormones in balance and promotes better overall physical and emotional health.
  6. Triglycerides. Triglycerides are the chemical form of fat in the blood, and elevated levels can indicate a risk for heart disease and high blood pressure. A recent study shows that yoga can lead to "significantly lower" levels of triglycerides. Read more about the results of that study here.
  7. Red blood cells. Yoga has been shown to increase the level of red blood cells in the body. Red blood cells are responsible for carrying oxygen through the blood, and too few can result in anemia and low energy.
  8. Vitamin C. Vitamin C helps boost immunity, helps produce collagen, and is a powerful antioxidant; and a yoga regimen can increase the vitamin C in your body.

Exercise Health Benefits

As a form of exercise, yoga offers benefits that are sometimes not easily found among other exercise regimens. All of the following gains are benefits to practicing yoga.

  1. Low risk of injury. Due to the low impact of yoga and the controlled aspect of the motions, there is a very low risk of injury during yoga practice compared to other forms of exercise.
  2. Parasympathetic Nervous System. In many forms of exercise, the sympathetic nervous system kicks in, providing you with that fight-or-flight sensation. Yoga does the opposite and stimulates the parasympathetic nervous system. The parasympathetic system lowers blood pressure and slows the pace of your breathing, which allows relaxation and healing.
  3. Muscle tone. Consistently practicing yoga leads to better muscle tone.
  4. Subcortex. Subcortical regions of brain are associated with well-being, and yoga is thought to dominate the subcortex rather than the cortex (where most exercise dominates).
  5. Reduced oxygen consumption. Yoga consumes less oxygen than traditional exercise routines, thereby allowing the body to work more efficiently.
  6. Breathing. With yoga, breathing is more natural and controlled during exercise. This type of breathing provides more oxygen-rich air for your body and also provides more energy with less fatigue.
  7. Balanced workout of opposing muscle groups. As with all of yoga, balance is key. If a muscle group is worked in one direction, it will also be worked in the opposite direction to maintain balance. This balance results in a better overall workout for the body.
  8. Non-competitive. The introspective and self-building nature of yoga removes any need of competition in the exercise regimen. With the lack of competition, the yogi is free to work slowly to avoid any undue injury as well as promote a more balanced and stress-free workout.
  9. Joint range of motion. A study at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine indicated that joint range of motion was improved by participants who practiced yoga.
  10. Eye-hand coordination. Without practice, eye-hand coordination diminishes. Yoga maintains and improves eye-hand coordination.
  11. Dexterity. The strong mind-body connection and flexibility gained from yoga leads to grace and skill.
  12. Reaction time. Research done in India shows that reaction time can be improved with specific yoga breathing exercises in conjunction with an already established yoga practice. The improvement was attributed to the faster rate of processing and improved concentration gained from yoga.
  13. Endurance. Working the entire body, yoga improves endurance and is frequently used by endurance athletes as a supplement to their sport-specific training.
  14. Depth perception. Becoming aware of your body and how it moves, as one does in yoga practice, leads to increased depth perception.

Disease Prevention

Studies indicate that following a consistent yoga practice can help prevent the following diseases.

  1. Heart disease. Yoga reduces stress, lowers blood pressure, keeps off weight, and improves cardiovascular health, all of which lead to reducing your risk of heart disease.
  2. Osteoporosis. It is well documented that weight-bearing exercise strengthens bones and helps prevent osteoporosis. Additionally, yoga’s ability to lower levels of cortisol may help keep calcium in the bones.
  3. Alzheimer’s. A new study indicates that yoga can help elevate brain gamma-aminobutyric (GABA) levels. Low GABA levels are associated with the onset of Alzheimer’s. Meditation like that practiced in yoga has also been shown to slow the progression of Alzheimer’s.
  4. Type II diabetes. In addition to the glucose reducing capabilities of yoga, it is also an excellent source of physical exercise and stress reduction that, along with the potential for yoga to encourage insulin production in the pancreas, can serve as an excellent preventative for type II diabetes.

Symptom Reduction or Alleviation

While this list is not comprehensive, the following diseases or disorders can all be helped by maintaining a yoga practice.

  1. Carpal tunnel syndrome. Individuals with carpal tunnel syndrome who practiced yoga showed greater improvement than those who wore a splint or received no treatment at all. Researchers saw improved grip strength and reduction of pain in the study participants.
  2. Asthma. There is some evidence to show that reducing symptoms of asthma and even reduction in asthma medication are the result of regular yoga.
  3. Arthritis. The slow, deliberate movement of yoga poses coupled with the gentle pressure exerted on the joints provides an excellent exercise to relieve arthritis symptoms. Also, the stress relief associated with yoga loosens muscles that tighten joints.
  4. Multiple sclerosis. According to this article, "yoga is now recognized as an excellent means of MS management." Additionally, National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine is funding a clinical trial of yoga for treating multiple sclerosis.
  5. Cancer. Those fighting or recovering from cancer frequently take advantage of the benefits that yoga provides. Cancer patients who practice yoga gain strength, raise red blood cells, experience less nausea during chemotherapy, and have a better overall well-being.
  6. Muscular dystrophy. Using yoga in the early stages of muscular dystrophy can help return some physical functions. The practice of Pranayam yoga helped one teen regain many of his abilities lost to muscular dystrophy. Learn more in this article.
  7. Migraines. Regular yoga practice has been shown to reduce the number of migraines in chronic migraine sufferers. This post describes how yoga can reduce migraines.
  8. Scoliosis. Yoga can straighten the curvature of the spine associated with scoliosis. Find out how this yogi cured her scoliosis and continues to help others as well.
  9. Chronic bronchitis. Exercise that does not elevate respiration, yet increase oxygen levels in the body is ideal for treating chronic bronchitis. Luckily, yoga can do this, as well as aerate the lungs and provide energy.
  10. Epilepsy. Focusing on stress reduction, breathing, and restoring overall balance in the body are the focus of how yoga can help prevent epileptic seizures.
  11. Sciatica. The intense pain associated with sciatica can be alleviated with specific yoga poses. Here are 10 great ones to help relieve pain.
  12. Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Studies of people with OCD have shown that practicing yoga has lead to a reduction in symptoms–resulting in less medication or medication no longer needed.
  13. Constipation. Due to the practice of yoga and overall better posture, the digestive and elimination systems work more efficiently. If the practitioner also has a healthy diet, any constipation will be eliminated through yoga.
  14. Allergies. Using a neti pot to clear the sinuses is an ancient form of yoga to help reduce or eliminate allergy symptoms. Certain types of breathing can also help clear the nasal passages.
  15. Menopause. Yoga practice can help control some of the side effects of menopause. Learn how the bridge pose can help reduce hot flashes here.
  16. Back pain. Yoga reduces spinal compression and helps overall body alignment to reduce back pain. Find a yoga pose to help lessen back pain here.


Monday, June 16, 2008

Medical Myths That Can Kill You And the 101 Truths That Will Save, Extend, and Improve Your Life.

You have to wonder if you really need to read the whole book after reading that mouthful of a title!  Medical Myths That Can Kill You And the 101 Truths That Will Save, Extend, and Improve Your Life

Trust me on this -- you may not need to read the book but once you pick it up you will want to!  Particularly if you are a cyberchondriac like me. 

One little symptom and I'm on the internet busily diagnosing my particular malady.  It almost never ends well -- either I have some rare form of cancer or I'm just going to die and untimely death. 

Evidently, I am not alone. . .

Dr. Nancy Snyderman, chief medical editor for NBC news takes on common medical myths.  She describes, dissects and dismantles them with surgical efficiency.

For example:

  • Eating eggs will raise your cholesterol
  • You don't really need an annual check up
  • All doctors are opposed to alternative cures like herbs
  • "All Natural" does not necessarily mean safe
  • Cell phones cause cancer

She also offer 101 truths like:

  • Sunglasses can prevent blindness
  • It is better to be fit than thin
  • Headaches are rarely a sign of a brain tumor (I am reserving judgement on this one)
  • Eating one serving a day of whole grains can help lower blood pressure
  • Broccoli and cauliflower helps prevent prostate cancer

This is a surprisingly "user-friendly" compendium of medical advice written in an engaging and straight forward manner.  I would have to say that is is an important (and perhaps, indispensable) addition to your personal library.

From the publisher:

Do you know what’s really good for you?
   In this age of countless miracle cures, it’s vital to separate the myths that endanger your health from the medical facts you need.
   Unfiltered coffee can clog your arteries.
   Donating blood may lower your risk of heart disease.
   You don’t really need eight glasses of water a day.
   Coughing won’t help if you’re having a heart attack. (But aspirin will!)

We’ve become a nation of cyberchondriacs, diagnosing ourselves with false information and half-truths found on sketchy websites. In Medical Myths That Can Kill You, Dr. Nancy Snyderman, chief medical editor for NBC News, provides clear, practical, scientifically proven advice that can lead you to a healthier, happier life.

Discover the simple, everyday things that affect well-being, and get the information you need to revitalize your body, maintain your longevity, manage your care, and possibly even save a life–yours.

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Monday, April 28, 2008

In Defense of Food (eBook edition)

It seems kinda silly to read a couple of hundred pages about something as simple as food.  But I did!  And Michael Pollan made it worthwhile. 

In Defense of Food is an engaging look at food and the food industry.  Pollan is a good writer and I was captivated within minutes.  For the record, I never

intended to do anything more than skim, but I ended up engrossed and read every single word.  It was a journey that alternatively amused and enraged me. 

Pollan takes on the modern idea of diet with a full scale attack on what we call food and put in our mouths.  He exposes Agri-business, pseudo-science and "Big Food."   He doesn't spare anyone starting with the USDA and General Mills and ending with the consumer who would rather grab an attractive package of prepared "healthy" food than cook.

Pollan effectively argues that

  • Over the last 25 years food as been gradually replaced by nutrients
  • This emphasis on nutrients has actually promoted disease and obesity
  • To be healthy we must return to common sense eating both in the quality of our food and in the quantity we consume

Believe it or not adding "nutrients" to sugary, processed (starchy) cereal will not magically make it healthy.  Additives are not food.  Who knew?

Seriously, before you decide to go on a diet, read this book.  It is not only informative but interesting.

Like many good ideas, it is pretty simple.  Your body is only going to be as healthy as the fuel you provide it.  Cut the sugar and white flour.  Pick fresh fruits, vegetables and whole grain.  Eat small meals. Eat often. Don't gorge yourself; stop when you feel 80% full. Take time to enjoy what you eat.

The writing is lively although the book could use some graphics.  Even if you don't learn anything new (which is doubtful), this is an entertaining reminder that food choices are more art than science. Use Coupon Code LIBMR8 at Checkout to receive a Discount on this eBook Title.

Bon appetite!

The Publisher says:

What to eat, what not to eat, and how to think about health: a manifesto for our times ""Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants."" These simple words go to the heart of Michael Pollan's In Defense of Food, the well-considered answers he provides to the questions posed in the bestselling The Omnivore's Dilemma. Humans used to know how to eat well, Pollan argues. But the balanced dietary lessons that were once passed down through generations have been confused, complicated, and distorted by food industry marketers, nutritional scientists, and journalists-all of whom have much to gain from our dietary confusion. As a result, we face today a complex culinary landscape dense with bad advice and foods that are not ""real."" These ""edible foodlike substances"" are often packaged with labels bearing health claims that are typically false or misleading. Indeed, real food is fast disappearing from the marketplace, to be replaced by ""nutrients,"" and plain old eating by an obsession with nutrition that is, paradoxically, ruining our health, not to mention our meals. Michael Pollan's sensible and decidedly counterintuitive advice is: ""Don't eat anything that your great-great grandmother would not recognize as food.""

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Wednesday, April 2, 2008

It's A Miracle!


'Miracle Cures' by Jean Carper. Let me say upfront, I am a skeptic. I firmly believe in the adage - if it seems too good to be true, it almost certainly is not. However, Jean Carper, presents each remedy or supplement in such a straightforward manner that the claims seem reasonable, and for the cost of a few supplements, you have to ask yourself - Why not? The author also presents the material in an objective and no sensationalistic manner. This helps keep the remedies in perspective. False hope is not given or fostered, but the healing powers of the remedies she covers are presented in an even-handed manner. I have learned so many things that average person should be aware of. Just Excellent!

'Get Wet, Get Fit: The Complete Guide to Getting a Swimmer's Body' by Megan Quann Jendrick. Megan and Nathan deftly cover a lot of ground, touching on what's *really* important. These topics range from stroke technique to proper diet, including nutritional supplements. This eBook is packed full of exactly the information that new swim parents should arm themselves with to compliment at home what their young swimmers are being taught on the pool deck at practice. I was pretty skeptical about how much I could actually get out of a swimming book, but this far exceeded my expectations. I bought it because the information was coming from someone who has actually used this knowledge to win at the highest levels of swimming. Use the Coupon Code Below to receive a Discount on either or both of these two eBook Titles.

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Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Lose Weight, FIND Happiness!

Everyone knows that diets don't work. Everyone knows that if we ate only for true bodily hunger, we probably wouldn't be overweight. Everyone knows that it is mind-driven hungers that lead us to overeat. I knew all of this for twenty years, as I lived on the rollercoaster of weight gain and loss. But after reading THE MIDDLE WAY DIET FOR HEALTH AND FITNESS: HEALTHY MIND AND BODY, I finally got off the rollercoaster. Because Dr. Moshedi provides not only the knowledge you need to understand how to eat well, but the inspiration to actually do it. Dr. Moshedi's insights into the basis of our troubled connections between mind and body triggered a change in my basic outlook to food. His motivating book was a wake-up call for the wisdom that was already in me, the wisdom Dr. Moshedi explains is already in every one of us—to put food in its proper place in our lives, so that we can eat to live instead of living to eat. And the best (and most surprising) part, the part that everyone *doesn't* know, is the real and lasting pleasure that you get from taking good care of your body. Dr. Moshedi's book opened my eyes to the truth of the discomfort and unhappiness involved in overeating, a truth that we tend to disregard because we have bought into the illusory and momentary pleasure that comes from indulging. Much more than a health & fitness book to help you live longer, THE MIDDLE WAY DIET FOR HEALTH AND FITNESS is ultimately a thought-provoking guide to help you truly enjoy your life--today.

Sheila Pinion From Bethesda, MD USA

Thursday, January 31, 2008

Eat Well, Live Well, And Live Long!


'My Mother's Cookbook' by Thomas S. DeGraziano. A fascinating, delightful and beautifully presented cookbook. Truly a work of art. This is pictorial, historical and a culinary masterpiece tracing the journey of a family of European immigrants into full-blooded Americans over three generations, featuring the very recipes that fed them along the way. Intriguing, spellbinding and just plain scrumptious, this cookbook is a 'must have.'

'A Pilates' Primer: The Millennium Edition' by Joseph Pilates, William J. Miller. This book is a compilation of two original works by the founder of the Pilates exercise system, Joseph H. Pilates. Those who are familiar with Pilates matwork may also note that Joseph Pilates' own descriptions of the exercises differ somewhat from how these exercises are usually presented today. My guess is that these modifications have been made to the system to be more protective of the spine, especially in absence of working one-on-one with a Pilates' instructor. It is well worth seeing what the original system was envisioned to be by the creator, and then choosing an instructor who teaches from this foundation. Check below for the Coupon Code to receive a Discount on either of These informative eBook Titles.

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A fascinating and delightful 456 page pictoral, historical and culinary journey of the Harrison family from European immigrants into full-blooded Americans, featuring recipes that fed them over those three generations.
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Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Building A Better You!


'The New Rules of Lifting:' by Lou Shuler, Alwyn Cosgrove. Some good advice - lots of info beyond what i was looking for: some basic workouts. Nevertheless, I like the philosophy of lifting to stay in shape, not to join the body building crowd. I bought this eBook after spending a lot of money on a personal trainer at the gym. I felt it was time for me to do it on my own, but I wanted more information. I bought and read this book and applied what it had taught me. I was in great shape, but in just +/- 2.5 months I was in amazing shape. I was on FIRE! I swear by this eBook and am now in Alwyn's email newsletters and his wife's newsletters who is also a trainer.

'The Mood Cure: The 4-Step Program to Take Charge of Your Emotions' by Julia Ross. I personally do not think that this book is properly titled. In fact, I was tempted to think that this was some fad book. I also did not like the personal quiz at the beginning. I almost missed out on the vital information in this book because of these two things. The information in this book truly is essential for living a happy and healthy life. It's easy to read and very eye opening. Eating disorder??? The Diet Cure (also by Julia Ross) is also highly recommended!! Use the Coupon Code below to receive a Discount on either of These Two eBook Titles.

The New Rules of Lifting: Six Basic Moves for Maximum Muscle eBook edition by Shuler, Lou,, Cosgrove, Alwyn,
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The Mood Cure: The 4-Step Program to Take Charge of Your Emotions--Today eBook edition by Ross, Julia
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Wednesday, December 5, 2007

YOU: Read These eBooks. YOU: Won't Be Sorry!


'YOU: Staying Young' by Michael F. Roizen. This is one of the better books that I have read and it really challenges you to think differently about your body; how each system runs, how they interact and how they can be maximized. At best this book will help you live a better, more productive life. At worst it's a very intriguing read!

'The Elements Of Cooking' by Michael Ruhlman. Many books have numerous recipes, few discuss clearly such "basics" as how to properly blanch, sauté, or braise. One person's braise may be different than another's, and the beauty of this eBook is how it describes and defines cooking terms and techniques. I would also recommend this one to anyone who spends a lot of time in front of the TV watching Food Network. Check below for the Coupon Code to receive a Discount on these two eBook Titles.

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The Elements of Cooking: Translating the Chef's Craft for Every Kitchen eBook edition by Ruhlman, Michael
Americans are on a roll in the kitchen -- we've never been better or smarter about cooking. But how does a beginning cook become good, a good cook great? Modeled on Strunk and White's The Elements of Style, The Elements of Cooking is an opinionated volume by Michael Ruhlman -- the award-winning and bestselling author of The Making of a Chef and coauthor of The French Laundry Cookbook -- that pares the essentials of good cooking into a slim, easy-to-take-anywhere book.
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Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Eat And Look Great Doing It!


'Christmas 101' Rick Rodgers. Like many people, I often dread the holidays because of the time demands. Not only is this a great cookbook (we have already tried some of the soups on some chilly nights here on the West Coast) heheheheh, but it also gives solid ideas on how to manage your time during this season. I especially liked some of Rodgers' "time-out" suggestions for adults--little hints to make us stop and savor a moment or two. I know that this will get us through Christmas as well as a busy New Year's Eve & Day!
'Fit & Female' by Geralyn Coopersmith. I never thought a fitness book could be so entertaining. This eBook has great advice and it is given in a very humorous way. I read through the introduction of her book so fast that my eyes couldn't keep up with me. I couldn't wait for the next line to know more about this real life story laced with struggles and successes alike. Jam Packed with motivation and inspiration; it's a real sense of "touch down". A relief from the crazy world wind of unhealthy fad diets, magic pills and empty promises that bombard us every day. I couldn't resist putting a fitness type book review in with my Cooking selection. How predictable, but still both these eBook Titles are Great! Check below for the Coupon Code to Receive a Discount on either of these two eBooks…

Christmas 101 eBook edition by Rodgers, Rick
Everyone knows that the holidays are hectic—but Rick Rodgers, cooking teacher and bestselling cookbook author, knows that they don't have to be. Christmas 101 offers the busy cook carefree ways to entertain with surefire recipes of old favorites, menus, timetables, make-ahead tips, and more.
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FIT & FEMALE (Adobe Reader) eBook edition by Coopersmith, Geralyn
Are you an apple or a pear–or is there even more to it? A top fitness expert and certified personal trainer throws out the one-size-fits-all approach to fitness and helps women craft programs based on their unique body types. Mixing science with fitness, Geralyn Coopersmith has found an easy way for any woman to identify her body type (endo-apple, meso-apple, ecto-apple, endo-pear, meso-pear, or ecto-pear) and, based on that type, find the nutrition and exercise program that is right for her.
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Friday, October 26, 2007

We Are All Too Busy, But Running, Running Out Of Time


'Don't Let "IT" Get You!, by Joy Ohayia. There is yet another book about Health, Fitness, Mind & Body. However, this eBook takes on a much different approach that I found very helpful. I already eat well, exercise regularly, read labels etc. but I find myself Stressing out trying to find the Me time to take care of myself with all the other daily priorities in my life. I found this book, (Actually, this book found me, but that's another story) and read and read, I couldn't put it down. The basic idea of this eBook is that it try's to encourage physical and emotional health that you can maintain on a daily basis. We will see if it works for me!?
'The MidLife Health Guide for Men' by Chris Rao M.D.. Ok, here it is. Since I wanted to feature a Health & Fitness driven eBook for Women I thought I would do so for my counter parts as well. I have to admit that I have not read The Midlife Health Guide for Men. I picked this book solely on the "published" date. It is new. Here is a chance for SOMEONE to read this book and give it a review. Here is the challenge, I will give a discount to anyone who writes a review on this title. Just go to The MidLife Health Guide for Men Wite your review and tell me what you think, and receive a discount on your next eBook. Don't forget to get the Coupon Code below to receive a discount on either of these two titles.

Don't Let "IT" Get You! (Adobe Reader) eBook edition by Ohayia, Joy
As soon as your "me time" arrives.your phone rings, the kids are yelling for your attention and dinner needs to be cooked! Joy truly understands the many hats women wear on a daily basis. She shows us how to create a healthy lifestyle in the midst of competing priorities. Don't Let "IT" Get You!, provides strategies around "Its", a personalized workout routine, meal plan and endless tips on dining out, reading labels, portion control and so much more! After 20 years of holding executive level positions in Fortune 500 companies, Joy decided to live her dream. She boldly addresses the fact that sometimes we have to start over and she did! Joy is a certified Wellness Consultant, who specializes in the areas of Nutrition and Personal Training; also called "The Perfect Combination". Don't Let "IT" Get You!, is Joy's personal story of achievement. She boldly shows us how to breakthrough obstacles and people who hinder us from health and happiness. This complete guide encourages physical and emotional health. Its goal is to inspire all women to achieve and maintain a fit and healthy life
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The MidLife Health Guide for Men (Adobe Reader) eBook edition by Rao MD FAAFP, Chris G
Dr. Chris Rao, MD, FAAFP, is constantly reminded of the ravages that Father Time inflicts upon us. Midlife presents a window of opportunity because of its unique challenges and changes. Most men are at the top of their game, yet may be experiencing many subtle, early stages of disease. Confused about all the latest health news? Don't be. To prevent such age-related illnesses, Dr. Rao helps empower you to take control of your best asset in life-optimal health. It's what you and your doctor don't know that can hurt you! Discussed are the truths about · Diets, exercise, and supplements · Detoxing your way back to health ·Testosterone, HGH and all hormonal replacements The best gift you can give yourself and loved ones is a long and healthy life, right? Don't just sit there, get moving on it. From addressing that middle-age spread to a decline in sexual performance, Dr. Rao's preventative approach will give you the knowledge to improve your healthspan.
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Friday, October 19, 2007

Health And Fitness Knowledge For Everyone Young & Old


'What You Don't Know Can Kill You' is a "Must Read" book for anyone who is experiencing any type of medical problem, especially a serious or life threatening illness. This eBook educates the reader on how to navigate their medical records, how to determine if their physician is certain of a diagnosis and if the scary things have been effectively ruled out and most of all I found that Laura Nathason's method that any person, with or without prior medical knowledge, cold learn to look through their records and push aside the nearly 90% of impertinent material to find the things that play a key role in their health status. Whether you have any medical problems or know someone who does this book is a good resource to have at your fingertips.

'Fit And Sexy For Life' Kathy Kaehler's book is full of good basic common sense about dealing with health and fitness in your forties, fifties and beyond. This eBook honestly discusses the physical and emotional problems many of us experience in our forties and beyond. 'Beyond' being the operative word here for I try not to use the "F" Word if I can help it. I found the information regarding exercise and nutrition to be very practical, and easy to fit into any lifestyle, which is the key to staying with any program.

What You Don't Know Can Kill You eBook edition by Nathanson, Laura W.
In 2003, Dr. Laura Nathanson was widowed after the misdiagnosis of her beloved husband. After this tragedy, she was determined to help others protect themselves and their loved ones from similarly preventable health care disasters—and help them benefit from health care miracles. In What You Don't Know Can Kill You, Dr. Nathanson provides a guide to getting the best medical care and navigating our frustrating and often impenetrable health care system. In clear, non-medical language, she shows how to: Flag any signs of misdiagnosis and misleading analysis of symptoms Prevent miscommunication among specialists from having dire consequences Stay safe in the hospital and bypass its dangers· Choose a health care plan without falling into the "uncovered services" trap Full of empathy for each individual patient and caregiver, What You Don't Know Can Kill You will empower patients to be their own best advocates.
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FIT & SEXY FOR LIFE eBook edition by Kaehler, Kathy
Kathy Kaehler is the personal trainer to many top-tier celebrities and a spokesperson for Propel Fitness Water. The resident fitness expert on NBC’S Today show for many years, she lives with her husband and three children in Los Angeles, California.
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Friday, September 28, 2007

Useless Information and Heaven


Do you think we need to know Useless information when we get to Heaven? These two eBooks do not have much in common but I found them to be entertaining and thoughtful. I read these two titles based on the reviews. The book of Useless Information is just that... Useless but a fun read and it's nice to be able to casually throw in an interesting fact about a topic at a party or get together that most likely nobody knows about. I found it to boost my ego a bit for people perceive you as the guy/gal who knows things... Yeah ok... The topic that nobody really knows about is what is Heaven like. Sure there are multitudes of books out there that talk about near death experiences but I found that 90 Minutes in Heaven was sincere and believable. However, not enough to look forward to experience the glories of heaven (Yet). I can wait my turn, whenever that may be. I will say that after reading this eBook I now have some tools that will help if I loose a loved one or dealing with death. I recommend this eBook for it may put death or tragedy in a better place for you mentally. Check out the coupon code at the bottom of this Blog for a discount on these two titles.

90 Minutes in Heaven (Adobe Reader) eBook edition by Piper, Don,, Murphy, Cecil,
On the way home from a conference, Don Piper's car was crushed by a semi that crossed into his lane. Medical personnel said he died instantly. While his body lay lifeless inside the ruins of his car, Piper experienced the glories of heaven, awed by its beauty and music. Ninety minutes after the wreck, while a minister prayed for him, Piper miraculously returned to life on earth with only the memory of inexpressible heavenly bliss. His faith in God was severely tested as he faced an uncertain and grueling recovery. Now he shares his life-changing story with you. 90 Minutes in Heaven offers a glimpse into a very real dimension of God's reality. It encourages those recovering from serious injuries and those dealing with the loss of a loved one. The experience dramatically changed Piper's life, and it will change yours too
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The Book of Useless Information eBook edition by Botham, Noel
All you never needed to know, and couldn't be bothered to ask... What you may so cavalierly call useless information could prove invaluable to someone else. Then again, maybe not. But to The Useless Information Society, any fact that passes its gasp-inducing, not-a-lot-of-people-know-that test merits inclusion in this fascinating but ultimately useless book... Did you know (or do you care)... --That fish scales are used to make lipstick? --Why organized crime accounts for ten percent of the United States's annual income? --The name of the first CD pressed in the United States? --The last year that can be written upside-down or right side-up and appear the same? --The shortest performance ever nominated for an Oscar? --How much Elvis weighed at the time of his death? --What the suits in a deck of cards represent? --How many Quarter Pounders can be made from one cow? --How interesting useless information can be? The Book of Useless Information answers these teasers and is packed with facts and figures that will captivate you--and anyone who shares your joy in the pursuit of pointless knowledge
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Thursday, September 13, 2007

Cheat Nature by Understanding Science - Get Fit and Feel Fabulous.


Why wait for New Year's? Resolve now to make your life what you want it to be. This week's titles offer a little help for your body and some great sugessions for your mind. "Cheat to Lose," gives you the inside tips about weight loss that celebrities pay the big bucks for - and no, we're not talking about plastic surgery. "The Science of Being Great," in the vein of, "The Secret," helps you harness the power of your mind to put the universe at your fingertips. To put these eBooks at your fingertips - be sure to check below for this week's discount code.

CHEAT TO LOSE DIET eBook edition
by Marion, Joel
Joel Marion, CISSN, NSCA-CPT, and 2001 Body-for-Life Grand Champion, is an authority on the use of dietary cheating tactics to accelerate fat loss. His ideas and theories have reached people all across the globe through his frequent contributions to popular health and fitness magazines, both in print and on the Web. Additionally, he is a highly sought after personal trainer and consultant to doctors, lawyers, athletes, and models as well as the average Joe and Jane looking to improve his or her appearance. Joel resides in New Jersey.

John Berardi, Ph.D., is the author of two books and a frequent contributor to major health publications. Visit him at
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The Science of Being Great eBook edition
by Wattles, Wallace D.
Newly rediscovered by fans of The Secret, the metaphysical writer Wallace D. Wattles distills the rules of real power and personal achievement in this slender, immensely practical companion to The Science of Getting Rich.
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Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Unleashing Your Mind's True Power for Complete Well Being...

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As if we needed more proof that the mind is a terrible thing to waste... Science is coming to support the long held intuitive belief that our minds are vastly more powerful than we know. Two titles to help you understand and harness the power of your mind:

A Whole New Mind (Mobipocket) eBook edition
by Pink, Daniel
The future belongs to a different kind of person with a different kind of mind: artists, inventors, storytellers-creative and holistic "right-brain" thinkers whose abilities mark the fault line between who gets ahead and who doesn't. Drawing on research from around the world, Pink outlines the six fundamentally human abilities that are absolute essentials for professional success and personal fulfillment-and reveals how to master them. A Whole New Mind takes readers to a daring new place, and a provocative and necessary new way of thinking about a future that's already here.
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The Energy Healing Experiments: Science Reveals Our Natural Power to Heal eBook edition
by Schwartz, Gary, E.
A healer removes the pain of a broken wrist in fifteen minutes. Another removes an ovarian tumor in a couple of weeks. Still another, from thousands of miles away, regenerates the nerves of an injured spine for a patient on whom the doctors had given up. These sound like tabloid stories but could they be true? They are just three out of millions of instances in which healers have claimed to manipulate energy fields to cure the body. Books on vibrational medicine, prayer, and spiritual healing present readers with an array of historical and current discoveries and techniques. But so far nobody has addressed the reality of healing through comprehensive scientific research. The Energy Healing Experiments fills that void. Harvard- educated Dr. Gary E. Schwartz provides scientific experiments and evidence to reveal the truth about the existence of energy fields and unlocks their potential for enhancing your health.
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Thursday, August 30, 2007

Back to School - Required Reading Reinvented

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To celebrate Labor day we, at eBooksAboutEverything, are giving you an additional 5% off on these fun titles, to divert you from giving up your summer fun & buckling down to work...
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Jinx by Cabot, Meg
ISBN: 9780061254437
Publisher: HarperCollins e-books
Year Published: 2007
The only thing Jean Honeychurch hates more than her boring name (not Jean Marie, or Jeanette, just . . . Jean) is her all-too-appropriate nickname, Jinx. Misfor-tune seems to follow her everywhere she...(by Meg Cabot, author of, "The Princess Diaries" & "Size 14 is Not Fat Either")
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FOREVER IN BLUE by Brashares, Ann
ISBN: 9780375843181
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Year Published: 2007
By the author of, "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants,"... Brashares continues to deliver a delightful and comforting story of friendship, life and more from the blue-jean's eye view...
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Wednesday, August 22, 2007

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