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How to Eat, Move, and Be Healthy  By Paul Chek
This is a comprehensive yet easy to read book on holistic health which you can use to personalize your own health plan. Learn the impact of your food choices on your wellbeing, how best to exercise depending on the state of your current health, how stress effects your health, how the time you get to bed impacts your hormones and your health, as well as how to tell if your digestive system is healthy.



As A Man Thinketh by James Allen
Allen's practical philosophy of successful living has awakened millions to discovery and perception of the truth that "they themselves are makers of themselves". Building on the Bible verse "As a man thinketh, so he is", Allen insists that it is within the power of each person to form his own character and create his own happiness.

Mind Power Into the 21st Century by John Kehoe
In this book John Kehoe explains how wanting success will not make you successful if you spend your day thinking about how unsuccessful you are, and how you always mess up. He then goes on to give you practical ways in which to harness your mind to create the kind of life you want through visualization, seeding, affirmations, imprinting and how to pay attention to your intuition and dreams. Through your thoughts, you can change your beliefs, which will change your life. This is an excellent book written in an easy to understand language.

The Magic Of Thinking Big by David Schwartz
The Magic Of Thinking Big gives you useful methods, not empty promises. Dr. Schwartz presents a carefully designed program for getting the most out of your job, marriage and family life, and your community. He proves that you don't need to be an intellectual or have innate talent to attain great success and satisfaction -- but you do need to larn and understand the habit of thinking and behaving in ways that will get you there. This book gives you those secrets.

The Power of Your Subconsious Mind by Joseph Murphy
Why do some people seem to effortlessly have it all--success, esteem, prosperity--while others struggle to barely scrape by? In the view of Joseph Murphy, a renowned authority on mental dynamics, the difference comes down to ingrained habits of thinking. This classic guide provides down-to-earth, easy-to-practice techniques, and the vital inspiration, to break free of hindering notions and emotions, and unleash the formidable might of our own minds.

The Luck Factor by Richard Wiseman
Ten years ago Wiseman decided to search for the elusive luck factor. Instead of accepting previous assumptions about genes, upbringing, intelligence, skill and personality, he went directly to the source--analyzing beliefs and experiences of lucky and unlucky people. A national media appeal helped Wiseman and his research team attract a pool of 400 volunteers willing to put their lives under the microscope for three years. The results? A radical new way to look at luck. It turns out that the lucky people in his study were actually creating their own good luck through their mental attitudes and behaviour.

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Loving What Is by Byron Katie
"Byron Katie's Work is a great blessing for our planet. The root cause of suffering is identification with our thoughts, the 'stories' that are continuously running through our minds. Byron Katie's Work acts like a razor-sharp sword that cuts through that illusion and enables you to know for yourself the timeless essence of your being. Joy, peace, and love emanate from it as your natural state. In Loving What Is, you have the key. Now use it." -- Eckart Tolle, author of The Power of Now

Seeing Life Through New Eyes by Paul Brenner
Guiding readers through a series of questions about their parents, the authors identify formative "gifts" and "hurts" that shape how people approach relationships. Combining clear text with a workbook format, this interactive book helps readers reclaim wholeness by transcending self-imposed limitations.

Feelings Buried Alive Never Die by Karol K. Truman
This book packs an amazing amount of information in under 300 pages. This is a beautiful book that offers helpful advice and a deeper understanding of how and why we feel what we do, and provides an extremely useful tool for working with difficult feelings.

Molecules Of Emotion by Candice Pert
Molecules Of Emotion is a landmark work full of insight and wisdom and possessing the rare power to change the way we see the world and ourselves. Pert's striking conclusion that it is our emotions and their biological components that establish the crucial link between mind and body does not, however, serve to repudiate modern medicine's gains; rather, her findings complement existing techniques by offering a new scientific understanding of the power of our minds and our feelings to affect our health and well-being.

Waking The Tiger by Peter Levine
Levine captures the essence of post-traumatic stress; your whole body is perpetually reliving the traumatic experience(s) and triggering distorted thinking, feeling, and behaviour that otherwise makes no sense. Levine's book compares human trauma reactions to animal reactions. This gives him a model to break down the blocked cycle of somatic and mental reactions into pieces: hyperarousal, constricted consciousness, dissociation, and helplessness in triggering situations.

The Body Remembers by Babette Rothschild
The Body Remembers is the first book to relate the impact of trauma on the body to the phenomenon of somatic memory. the book illuminates the value of understanding the psychophysiology of trauma for both therapists and their traumatized clients. Written in clear conscise language, it progresses from relevant theory to applicable practice. Although primarily aimed at the therapist, this book is a useful tood for the researcher, the student and the general reader.

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The Breathing Book: Vitality and Good Health through Essential Breath Work by Donna Farhi
How to use this book
I. The Essential Breath
II. The Breath that Moves Us
III. The Anatomy of Breathing
IV. Catching Your Breath
V. Room to Breathe
VI. Breathing Deeper
VII. The Shared Breath: Inquiries for Couples
VIII. Minding Your Breath

Breathing; The Mastery Key to Self Healing 2 CD Set by Andrew Weil
A complete course of eight breathing exercises that Dr. Andrew Weil uses in his own life, and has prescribed to hundreds of patients over the past two decades. In plain language, Dr. Weil explains the secret of breathwork's power over our health, and its remarkable ability to influence - and even reprogram the nervous system. A practical introduction to this crucial aspect of self healing, presented by this bestselling author and influencial physician.

Science of Breath by Rama, Ballentine and Hymes
For thousands of years, yogic adepts have claimed that breath is the essential link between body and mind, energizing a subtle body which connects the physical and mental aspects of our being. In this landmark book, Swami Rama and two noted American physicians explore the science of breath as the missing key to both physical health and the attainment of higher states of consciousness. Basic yogic breathing techniques are explained so that we can immediately begin working with this powerful ancient science.

Primordial Breath by Jane Huang, Micheal Wurmbrand
Introduction: "What the bodily form depends on is breath (ch'i) and what breath relies upon is form. When the breath is perfect, the form is perfect (too.) If breath is exhausted, then the form dies. Therefore, the scholar who nourishes (his) life refines the form and nourishes (his) breath, so as to nurture his life. No one has form without breath. Consequently, breath and form must be accomplished together. Isn't this evident?"

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Your Body's Many Cries for Water by Dr. Fereydoon Batmanghelidj

As a result of extensive research into the role of water in the body, the author, a medical doctor, believes that he has found chronic dehydration to be the cause of many conditions including asthma, allergies, arthritis, angina, migraine headaches, hypertension, raised cholesterol ....  A dry mouth is not a reliable indicator of your body's water needs.  He describes a variety of more reliable ones, and helps you learn to understand when your body is calling for water.

The Untold Story of Milk  by Ronald Schmid
One big fat book on milk - raw, pasteurized, homogenized, ultra-pasteurized, organic etc. Explains how the politics of the past have produced the present prevalent consumption of pasteurized milk, and the negative consequences of this practice on human health. Raw milk contains enzymes and beneficial bacteria that aid in its own digestion. Raw cream sours naturally into something akin to sour cream; it doesn't putrefy like the pasteurized stuff. Raw milk contains as much vitamin C as orange juice. Unfortunately it is destroyed by pasteurization.

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You Are What You Eat CD Version  By Paul Chek
In this informal discussion, Paul Chek talks about the importance of making good food choices, and issues to consider, such as organic vs. commercially raised foods, cooked vs. raw, genetically modified foods, irradiation, processed foods, packaging, pros and cons of grains, fats and oils, alcohol, dairy, animal products, eggs and seafood, sugar, salt, water, microwave ovens and much more.

epidemiology of nutrition

Nutrition And Physical Degeneration by Weston Price
This book is out of print, and very hard to find, but can be bought used from Amazon. Weston Price, a dentist and independent nutrition researcher, traveled around the world to study the health and dietary habits of dozens of traditional peoples of various racial backgrounds at a time when many such groups still lived free of the influence of Western civilization. He looked at their traditional diets and noted their degradation in health when they adopted Western diets. The message? In order to be healthy today, we need to eat as our ancestors did for thousands of years.

Traditional Food Are Your Best Medicine By Ronald Schmid
In our rapidly changing world where technology is king, we have forgotten that native peoples once trhived, disease-free, until the introduction of refined foods into their diets. This is dramatically revealed in Traditional Foods Are Your Best Medicine. Ronald F Schmid, N.D., explains how a return to a traditional diet can increase your life expectancy and help you reduce your risk of heart attack by 50 percent.

personalizing nutrition

Healing With Whole Foods by Paul Pitchford
In an era when many people are reevaluating their diet, this whole foods encyclopedia takes an integrative approach to personalized nutrition, merging modern models with ancient Asian traditions. Featured here are guidelines on nutrition basics including "green foods"; clear discussions on the Chinese healing arts; tips on making appropriate dietary transitions; sections on weight loss, women's health, food combining, fasting, pregnancy, children, aging, and physical and emotional disorders; and detailed "regeneration diets" designed for cancer, AIDS, and other ailments. This authoritative source on East/West nutrition is completely revised and updated, including new research on the benefits of whole foods for overcoming degenerative diseases; the parasite purge program; and Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs).

The Metabolic Typing Diet by William Wolcott
Have you ever been bewildered by the variety of diet books touting everything from reducing fat, to reducing carbs, to watching the glycemic index as the solution to reducing body fat and increasing health? If there were a single solution that works for everyone, don't you think we would have figured it out by now? The reason some people do well on a low carb diet, while others do well on a low fat diet makes sense when you realize that we are all as different on the inside as we are on the outside. Find out which type of diet will actually work for you by reading this book. If you want a more detailed analysis, go to healthexcel.com.

Biochemical Individuality by Robert Williams PhD
Dr. Williams says that "while the same physical mechanisms and the same metabolic processes are operating in all human bodies, the structures are sufficiently diverse that the sum total of all the reactions taking place in one individual's body may be very different from those taking place in the body of another individual of the same age, sex and body size." His observations led Dr. Williams to theorize that each individual also had unique nutritional needs, and that determining and meeting those needs would help combat disease. Although written in academic language, Biochemical Individuality is of interest to all readers who recognize that "there is no such thing as a truly normal individual" and that people have "unique biochemical profiles based upon their own genetic structure, nutrition and environment."

The Nutrition Solution: A Guide To Your Metabolic Type by Harold Kristal
Based on the idea that no single diet is universally applicable to everyone, the book first shows readers how to determine their body type. Next, Dr. Kristal outlines the appropriate food diet for each type, including which foods to include and which to avoid. Dr. Kristal worked extensively with William Wolcott, the originator of metabolic typing, and draws on scientific studies to show struggling dieters the way to practical, healthful eating for each metabolic type. Included are detailed strategies for finding freedom from out-of-control food cravings - the downfall of many a dieter.

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recipe books

Nourishing Traditions By Sally Fallon
A cookbook that is so much more than a cookbook. The first 60 pages on fats, carbohydrates and proteins are alone worth the price . Filled with anecdotes and research alongside the recipes, this book provides nourishment for the mind as well as the body. Learn how to get away from processed and preservative-laden foods by making your own stocks, marinades, and sauces.  Learn how to properly ferment vegetables, soak grains nuts and seeds, and make the delicious, healthful food our ancestors enjoyed.

Total Health Cookbook and Program By Joseph Mercola
Well over 150 brand new delicious nutritious, low carb recipes created by a leading chef and nutrition expert that go hand in hand with the "Total Health" program. Truly optimizing your weight, energy and health by eating properly for your specific biochemistry or, metabolic type ... All the right (and wrong) foods to help you fight and prevent disease and improve the way you feel. Real and fast solutions to overcome emotional barriers to effective dieting.  The other simple lifestyle changes you should make to optimize your health and weight quickly and permanently.

LifeFood Recipe Book by Annie Padden Jubbs
A book that goes beyond healthy and delicious recipes, to give the reader valuable nutrition information, as well as information about tools and essential ingredients needed (juicer, blender, miso, unrefined oils etc).

Real Food Real Fast  By Rico Caveglia
Here is a step by step guide to implementing a healthy eating system that does not keep you in the kitchen all day! Rico explains how anyone can serve up delicious and nutritious meals in 12 minutes or less. A must for anyone who wants to eat healthily but always seems to be short on time! This practical book was featured in "Winner's Edge Conditioning International Video Magazine", Vol. 1, Issue 4.

Wild Fermentation: The Flavor, Nutrition, and Craft of Live-Culture By Sandor Katz
With Sandor Katz's book as the guide, meal time dishes involving fermented and live-culture cuisines are not to be thought of as being restricted to gourmet class professional chefs. Most of us would recognize a great number of fermented foods (bread, coffee, chocolate, beer, wine, cheese, miso, yogurt, sauerkraut) that find their place in our kitchens and on our dining room tables. These foods depend on complex bacterial activity in order to be nutritional and palate-pleasing ingredients to our dining. What Sandor Katz has done is to compile a book that explores the history and politics of human nutrition, draws attention to world food traditions, and demonstrates the vital connection between natural, "live culture" foods and good human health.

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junk food

Fast Food Nation By Eric Schlosser
On any given day, one out of four Americans opts for a quick and cheap meal at a fast-food restaurant, without giving either its speed or its thriftiness a second thought. But the industry's drive for consolidation, homogenization, and speed has radically transformed America's diet, landscape, economy and workforce, often in insidiously dangerous ways. Schlosser wants you to know why those French fries taste so good (with a visit to the world's largest flavor company) and "what really lurks between those sesame-seed buns."

Super Size Me DVD
Filmmaker Morgan Spurlock, won the best director award at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival for this alarmingly personal investigation into the health hazards wreaked by our fast food nation. Under extensive medical supervision, Spurlock subjects himself to a steady diet of McDonald's cuisine for 30 days just to see what happens. In less than a week, he grows fat, his cholesterol rockets north, his organs take a beating, and he becomes subject to headaches, mood swings, symptoms of addiction, and lessened sexual energy. An entertaining and informative documentary.

food issues

Know Your Fats By Mary Enig
This is quite simply the best book available on lipid chemistry in nutrition that is accessible to non-scientists. It lists and describes the actions of fats in our diet, and the role fats play in our body chemistry and health. Dr. Enig pulls no punches in discussing misunderstood or misused research, and this honesty is welcome and refreshing, not to mention possibly life saving. The food business is about big money, and the truth seems to be a stranger to that part of our society. This book is well written in a very clear style with no extraneous scientific jargon. It is well referenced and cited.

The Cholesterol Myths by Uffe Ravnskov
Dr. Ravnksov takes aim at one of the biggest medical myths of our time - that saturated fat and cholesterol cause heart disease - and slays the Goliath with page after page of brilliant analysis. Anyone who has been told to go on a lowfat diet or take cholesterol-lowering drugs should read this book first ... and then give it to his or her doctor! Dr. Ravnskov has published almost 40 critical papers and letters about the alleged association between cholesterol and cardiovascular disease. For his contributions in this field he received the Irish Skrabanek Award in 1999.

The Whole Soy Story: The Dark Side of Americas Favorite Health Food by Kaayla T. Daniel
A groundbreaking expose that tells the truth about soy that scientists know but that the soy industry has tried to suppress. Soy is not a health food, does not prevent disease and has not even been proven safe. Epidemiological, clinical and laboratory studies link soy to malnutrition, digestive problems, thyroid dysfunction, cognitive decline, reproductive disorders, even heart disease and cancer.

The Untold Story of Milk  by Ronald Schmid
One big fat book on milk - raw, pasteurized, homogenized, ultra-pasteurized, organic etc. Explains how the politics of the past have produced the present prevalent consumption of pasteurized milk, and the negative consequences of this practice on human health. Raw milk contains enzymes and beneficial bacteria that aid in its own digestion. Raw cream sours naturally into something akin to sour cream; it doesn't putrefy like the pasteurized stuff. Raw milk contains as much vitamin C as orange juice. Unfortunately it is destroyed by pasteurization.

Dangerous Grains by James Braly,MD and Ron Hoggan, MA
This book turns the U.S. Food Guide Pyramid upside down by exposing the myriad of health risks posed by gluten grains (wheat, rye, barley, spelt, kamut, and triticale). The authors, leading experts in the field of food allergies, and celiac disease, present compelling evidence that our grain-centred diet is to blame for a host of chronic illnesses. Largely misunderstood and frequently misdiagnosed, these disorders can be prevented and reversed by the useful program outlined in this important book.

Wheat-Free Worry-Free by Danna Korn
Featuring state-of-the-art medical information on the wheat-and gluten-sensitivity spectrum (with an emphasis on celiac disease), "Wheat-Free, Worry-Free" also gives accurate information on what is - and is not - allowed on the wheat-free/gluten-free diet ... Loaded with practical tips, recipes, menu ideas, tips on creative cooking, and ideas for traveling and eating out, it also delves into emotional issues and psychological implications of these dietary restrictions. A comprehensive Resource Directory lists contact information for hundreds of providers of wheat-free/gluten-free services and products.

psychology of eating

The Yoga Of Eating by Charles Einstein
A book which puts the reader in the driver's seat. It is not about following rules laid out by "experts" and people with advanced degrees, but rather about listening to and learning to trust your own senses. As Mr. Einstein puts so eloquently, humans have been using their senses for millenia in order to "make sense" of the world and to discern needs, wants, likes and dislikes. These days we disregard our senses and therefore ourselves, and rely on people with the correct titles to make decisions for us on diet, health, medical care, drugs ... The book gives people permission to eat what feels right in their bodies, and explains clearly what this means and how to go about it.

baby nutrition

Naturally Healthy Babies And Children  by Aviva Jill Romm
(Celestial Arts) A comprehensive handbook for the consumer addresses the common health issues of children and provides herbal remedies. Also provides the common and Latin names for herbs and describes what is needed in an herbal first-aid kit. Each condition includes herbal, dietary, and general recommendations, as well as when to pursue professional medical care.

What Should I Feed My Baby? by Suzannah Oliver
All parents want the best for their children but when it comes to food, it is hard to know how to deliver the best options. This book gives clear and balanced advice on how to deal with problems and answers questions on eating habits and diet which crop up for every parent. Meal planners are included to help with the daunting task of weaning onto solids and recipes are provided to correspond to all stages of development. Suzannah Oliver is a member of The Guild of Health Writers and The Guild of Food Writers and has a masters degree in Nutrition Information.

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  • sleep

    Lights Out! by Formby & Wiley
    This fascinating, thought-provoking study discusses the central role of sleep in our lives. After probing the scientific literature, Wiley and Formby, researchers at the Sansum Medical Research Institute, conclude that "the distastrous slide in the health of the American people corresponds to the increase in light-generating night activities and the carbohydrate consumption that follows." They support their arguments with 100 pages of notes and by tracing the progression of disease from hunter-gatherers to our high-tech society.

    Say Good Night To Insomnia by Gregg Jacobs, PhD
    Imagine an insomnia treatment that improves sleep in 100 percent of insomniacs, helps 75 percent of insomniacs become normal sleepers, and allows 90 percent of insomniacs to reduce or eliminate their use of sleeping pills. This treatment is safe, natural, and has no side effects except improved mood, higher energy, increased mind/body control, and better health. No, this is not a new miracle drug. It is Dr. Gregg Jacob's drug-free program described in Say Good Night to Insomnia.

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    general fitness

    The Golf Biomechanic's Manual - Whole in One Golf Conditioning by Paul Chek
    Even if golf is not your thing, this book is worth its weight in gold. Learn why good posture is vital to sport performance. Learn how to assess your own range of motion about your joints, how to put together a targeted stretch routine, and how to design an exercise program, starting with stability and progressing to strength and power, using functional exercises that translate into improved sports performance. And if you do want to improve your golf game, this book will help you improve the most important part of your game - you

    Paul Chek's Swiss Ball Exercises for Better Abs, Buns and Backs Paul Chek's most popular video! If you are new to Swiss Ball Training, this is the tape to get started with. Also, a great healthy back program! This video starts with one-on-one instruction of proper technique and variations for each exercise. Then follow Paul through an active warm up and a half an hour workout. You can reap the benefits of Swiss Ball training with 2-3 workouts a week, at home, outside, or in the gym.

    Paul Chek's Swiss Ball Exercises for Athletes This two-video set is a progression from Swiss Ball Exercises for Better Abs, Buns and Backs. The exercises are more challenging and have a high carry over to sports or physically challenging work situations, such as those encountered by nurses, firefighters and construction workers.

    Duraball Pro Increase balance, strength and refine performance. You can even use them at your desk as a chair! The DuraBall Pro balls are university tested to the following limits: 45cm through 65cm ball 2500lbs static load, burst resistant up to 1000lbs. 75cm ball 2000lbs static load, burst resistant up to 800lbs.

    Movement That Matters By Paul Chek
    Movement that Matters provides trainers and fitness enthusiasts with the tools necessary to create functional training programs for themselves and their clients. This book is a must-read for any trainer desiring to provide their clients with higher calibre training programs that work.

    The Great Body Ball Handbook by Michael Jesperson
    A skinny little book packed full exercises and stretches for just about every muscle group. The exercises listed are effective and innovative, and grounded in proper body mechanics. More importantly, the book gives options to increase or decrease the level of difficulty. Perfect for exercising at home.

    The Great Stretch Tubing Handbook by Michael Jesperson
    An ideal guide for exercising at home, this skinny booklet has clear instructions and diagrams on how to exercise each muscle group. Perfect for an inexpensive workout at home, particularly if combined with exercises from the Body Ball book above.

    Periodization 4th Edition - Theory and Methodology of Training by Tudor Bompa
    When it comes to designing programs for optimal training, Tudor Bompa's expertise is second to none. Bompa revolutionized western training methods when he introduced his groundbreaking theory of periodization in Romania in 1963. Today, periodization is the basis of every serious athlete's training. This book covers the concepts of periodization and how to apply them to any sport, whether the predominant biomotor ability required for the sport is aerobic capacity or power, and everything in between.

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    Modern Trends in Strength Training: Volume 1 Sets Reps, Second Edition by Charles Poliquin
    This book is both the ideal reference for the coach and the ultimate self-help resource for the athlete. One of the most accomplished strength coaches in the world, Charles Poliquin has an international coaching resume boasting over 400 Olympians, including nine medal winners at the Lillehammer Olympics, 60 professional hockey players, and world championship professional teams such as the Chicago Bulls and the Denver Broncos. This book explains the proven scientific theories behind sets and reps, and teaches you effective ways to help your athletes become bigger, stronger, or both.

    Serious Strength Training by Tudor Bompa and Lorenzo Cornacchia
    A very good book on the science of the periodization of strength, but is more applicable for bodybuilders than for althetes training for their sport. The book relies a great deal on machine isolation training. That said, Tudor Bompa is the guru of periodization, and for that, and in order to learn how to manipulate sets and reps appropriately for each micro and macrocycle, the book is worth while.

    Strength Ball Training by Lorne Goldenberg and Peter Twist
    Develop sport-specific strength, power, and flexibility with strength ball training. Used by elite athletes in all major sports, Swiss ball and medicine ball exercises develop balance and stability while stimulating muscle growth for fitness and performance. Lorne Goldenberg has worked with professional athletes as a strength and conditioning coach with four NHL teams, Team Canada's hockey team, and football players in the Canadian Football League. Peter Twist has coached in the NHL for 9 years and is currently the strength and conditioning coach for the Vancouver Canucks as well as President of the Hockey Conditioning Coaches Association.

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    Explosive Power & Strength by Don Chu
    The best in sports conditioning now combines plyometric, resistance, and sprint training. Explosive Power and Strength not only offers these three training methods in one, but also shows you how to create individualized, sports-specific programs. Donald Chu has been a conditioning consultant for the Golden State Warriors, Milwaukee Bucks, Detroit Lions, Chicago White Sox, and the United States Tennis Association. In Explosive Power & Strength he offers athletes, coaches, and strength and conditioning specialists the most innovative and effective training methods available.

    Plyometric Exercises With The Medicine Ball by Don Chu
    Power requires an integrated program to devolop its two complementary components, strength and speed. While weight training develops strength, plyometrics develops the explosiveness called speed. This book describes plyometric exercises designed for the upper extremities, trunk, and lower extremities. It also includes plyometric exercises for wheelchair athletes. By using a medicine ball to create the necessary resistance for these exercises, the athlete can experience the entire range of motion which resembles his/her sport.

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    Serious Training For Endurance Athletes by Rob Sleamaker
    SERIOUS is an acronym for Speed, Endurance, Race Pace, Intensity, Overdistance, Up Vertical, and Strength. The system teaches you how to design and implement a training program, and by maintaining a training log, assist you in improving for your endurance sport. By working on This book is geared mostly to running, cycling and triathletes, but can be adapted to all endurance sports.

    Lactate Threshold Training :by Peter Janssen
    Explains the theory behind lactate threshold training for success in endurance athletes, and offers heart-rate based training programs, tests for self-assessment of lactate threshold, guidelines for avoiding overtraining, advice on nutrition, and workout examples of elite endurance athletes. For elite and recreational athletes, trainers, sports physicians, and coaches. Janssen is recognized as a pioneer in lactate threshold training. He runs a sports medicine advisory center. Copyright 2004 Book News, Inc. Portland, OR

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    Stretching by Bob Anderson
    This is the book that people tell their friends about, that trainers recommend for virtually every sport and activity, and that medical professionals recommend to people just starting to get back into shape. The features more than 20 new stretching routines, including those for sports enthusiasts, travelers, children, gardeners, and people in wheelchairs. Also included are tips for ergonomics and proper posture at the workstation.

    The Stark Reality Of Stretching by Dr. Stephen Stark
    this book addresses the need for warm-up exercises, analyzes the stretching process, and illustrates anatomy and basic biomechanics. Myths associated with stretching are dispelled. For example, many people believe that stretches and warm-up exercises are the same, when in fact, warm-up exercises should be a preparation for stretches. Applying the strategies outlined in this book will help keep an athlete healthy, build strength and power, and most important, prevent injury.

    Golf Flex:10 Minutes a Day to Better Play by Paul Frediani
    Flexibility exercises are one of the most underutilized yet profoundly effective fitness activities available to golfers for both their long game and their short game. Increased flexibility not only increases power and control - it reduces the potential of injury. Presented in an easy-to-follow format, the Golf Flex program is simple and can be done at the office, on the course, or at home, and requires only 10 minutes a day.

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    movement therapy/rehab

    Awareness Through Movement by Moshe Feldenkrais
    Thousands have found renewed health and increased sensory awareness through the Feldenkrais method as explained in Awareness Through Movement. Here is a way for people of every age to integrate physical and mental development into a new invigorating wholeness. Exercises for posture, eyes, imagination, and more will simultaneously build better body habits and focus new dimensions of awareness, self-image, and human potential.

    The Alexander Technique: A Skill For Life by Pedro De Alcantara
    This book is an excellent introduction to the Alexander Technique, and is also useful as a supplement if you have taken lessons. It begins with some history on the technique, along with its basic principles, and then focuses on different aspects of life, showing how our "suppositions, habits and behaviours affect all parts of our lives. The Alexander Technique is commonly used by musicians in order to correct posture, improve motor control, and reduce pain.

    Somatics by Thomas Hannah
    In this book Hanna provides a clear explanation of why the brain becomes conditioned to maintain unnecessary muscle tension, why that creates pain and limits movement, and most importantly, how to re-educate the brain to release the unnecessary tension, restore free movement, and eliminate pain. The exercises in the book help the reader re-awaken the brain circuits and change body programming and release muscle tension.

    Wisdom Of The Body Moving  by Linda Hareley
    Body-Mind Centering, developed by physical therapist and dancer Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen, systematically explores the complex relationships between bodily experience and science. Hartley puts forth BMC's philosophy and its key components of investigating the "minds" of our skeletal systems, digestive organs, etc., through breath and imagery.... Starting with basic cellular structure, she takes readers through in utero development, birth, patterns of growth, and the body's many systems. The book's many photographs illustrating various exercises combine with anatomical drawings and generous endnotes and bibliography to make it a thorough grounding for further study.Whitney Scott

    Brain Gym: Teacher's Edition Revised by Paul and Gail Dennison
    Brain Gym is a method whereby brain functions are accessed by performing simple physical movements, and these movements have been found to profoundly improve ADD/ADHD/Dyslexic conditions as well as other learning disabilities. This series of exercises, drawn from all areas of movement ranging from calisthenics, to eye exercises to acu-pressure points, have been found to optimally affect brain function. They are all easy and take only minutes to do, and they get immediate, verifiable results. They help students and professionals of all ages learn faster, improve memory and coordination, and reduce stress of adjusting to new situations or learning foreign or difficult tasks.

    7 Steps To A Pain-Free Life by Robin McKenzie
    If you have been diagnosed with a disk problem in your back or neck, this book may be helpful to you. More richly detailed and in-depth than his previous books, this volume is illustrated with over 100 photos and liberally peppered with real-life case histories. Starting with an analysis of how the back and neck work, it moves on to a discussion of the common causes of pain - bad posture is most often to blame. At the core is a detailed explanation of how to do the McKenzie Method exercises, when to apply them, and how to adjust your personal program over time.

    The Multifidus Back Pain Solution by Jim Johnson
    New research suggests that most back pain is caused by underdeveloped multifidus muscles, those that connect the spinal vertebrae and are crucial in stabilizing the back. This book presents exercises to strengthen the multifidus group. Based on results from the newest scientifically proven research, this book offers back-pain sufferers real relief and simple exercises targeting the exact muscles newly identified to be the source of most back pain.

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    Yoga; Mind, Body, Spirit by Donna Farhi
    Most of this book is devoted to the asanas (yoga postures) and the practices of breathing and meditation. More than 240 photographs and line drawings show how to do the various poses and exercises. Postures are accompanied by benefits and effects, cautions, tips, and prenatal suggestions. Fahri also explains what yoga is, summarizes the living principles, discusses the seven moving principles of yoga, and explores the body's organ systems. If you are ready to take your yoga practice to the next level, this book is an excellent guide to help you connect with everything yoga has to offer.

    Bringing Yoga To Life by Donna Farhi
    Counter to the plethora of seven-step solutions and quick-fix formulas offered by so many contemporary self-help guides, the ancient science of Yoga does not pretend to be simple, quick, or easy. It is a practice that takes into account the very messy and often complex phenomenon of what we call a human being and the equally challenging task of everyday living. What Yoga does promise, however, is that through sincere, skillful, and consistent practice, anyone can become peaceful, happy, and free.

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    other resources


    Renew Your Life: Improved Digestion and Detoxification by Brenda Watson
    this book directly addresses digestive health and disease by offering easy to understand solutions and life modifications to achieve more energy, better mental clarity, fewer toxins, an improved diet and ideal weight. In addition to information on how to cleanse the colon and the liver, there is information on diet, parasites, candida, heavy metal toxicity and more.

    Detoxification by Linda Page, N.D., Ph.D
    More than twenty-five thousand new toxins enter our environment each year. Detoxification and body cleansing is a necessary commitment in today's world - a way of life - good for health. In this complete encyclopedia/guide of detailed instructions for detoxification and cleansing, Dr. Page shows you what you can expect when you detox; what a good cleanse really does; how to direct a cleanse for best results.

    Detoxify or Die by Sherry Rogers
    If you have an illness and you have no answer for it, you will probably find the answer in this book. The solutions range from the simple and inexpensive like the "Detox cocktail" up to the more expensive in the FIR Sauna. She offers ways to cope with toxins from heavy metals to endocrine mimics to "mega chemicals" like PCBs and halogenated hydrocarbons.

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    women's health

    The Garden Of Fertility by Katie Singer
    This book is a guide to charting your fertility signals to prevent or achieve pregnancy naturally, and to guage your reproductive health.

    Outsmarting The Female Fat Cell: The First Weight-Control Program Designed Specifically for Women by Debra Waterhouse
    This book describes in easy-to-understand language, why diets fail. Diets work against women's biology, and set women up to gain even more fat. Waterhouse explains how to "trick" the body into letting go of the fat, and keep the muscle. Waterhouse's advice about coping with travel, restaurant meals, and holiday meals is useful too.

    The Schwarzbein Principle II The Transition by Diana Schwartzbein
    Renowned endocrinologist Diana Schwartzbein states that degenerative diseases are not genetic but acquired. This means that someone who is genetically destined to die at 100 may not live past age 60 because of poor habits and lifestyle choices that cause accelerated aging and premature death. Conversely, a person can live to be 100 and be functionally healthy. In this book she not only covers nutrition, but also hormone replacement therapy, tapering off toxic chemicals, cross-training exercises and stress management.

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    Whole Body Dentistry by Mark A. Breiner
    Discover the relationship between your mouth and the rest of your body. This book will teach you about the impact of a myriad of dental procedures and problems that may affect your health. From silver (mercury) fillings, root canals, cavitations, periodontal disease, headaches, facial pain, crowns and bridges, flouride etc. to the powerful new tools that a Whole Body Dentist can utilize to diagnose or treat these problems - tools that include neural therapy, homeopathy, electro-acupuncture, material compatibility testing, nutrition etc. - are all explored in this easy to read book. The information gained from this book will enable you to participate in your own treatment decisions.

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    The Corporation DVD
    The Corporation charts the spectacular rise of the corporation as a dramatic, pervasive presence in our everyday lives. As the law treats corporations as "persons", the film put the various behaviours of these companies under psychological examination. What this psycological study illustrated is that corporations, as "persons" behave and display the symptoms of the clinical psychopath. Psychopaths typically do not have a social conscience, are guilt free after committing heinous acts, and will destroy anything or anybody that prevents them from attaining the object of their particular obsession - in this case, the relentless pursuit of profit.

    Secrets Of The Soil by Peter Tompkins and Christopher Bird
    With the environment in such a needy state, what a boon to move away from problems and hear about viable solutions. Peter Tompkins and Christopher Bird go well beyond explaining how agricultural chemicals are poisoning our soil, our food and us. Spanning the globe from the Himalayas to the Blue Ridge Mountains, they look in on an emerging breed of farmers who, with rousing success, are kicking the chemical habit and going organic ... Secrets of the Soil puts the spotlight on the benefits of traditional agriculture wherein the only chemicals used are the Earth's own. Ann Parson, Boston Herald

    Living Downstream by Sandra Steingraber
    Sandra Steingraber, a poet and a biologist, writes with extraordinary grace and clarity about that most depressing of subjects: cancer, a disease that sends you into an unfamiliar territory where all the rules of human conduct are alien. That territory, she suggests, is expanding as chemically poisoned environments begin to take their toll on their human inhabitants. This interaction between disease and compromised natural zones takes her text into fascinating arguments. Along the way, she looks at community efforts to reverse the effects of carcinogenic toxins, such as an Iowa farming group's decision to replace chemical herbicides with natural methods of pest control, following the principle of the least toxic alternative. She also suggests that with proper foresite we can do much to make our environments less dangerous.

    organ health resources

    The Amazing Liver And Gallbladder Cleanse by Andreas Moritz
    You might not realize that you have gallstones until you read this book. Or, if you already know that you have gallstones but unsure about what the causes are and how to cleanse your systems of them without surgery, this is the book for you. This thought-provoking book is more than an eye-opener. It provides proven techniques to painlessly remove up to several hundred gallstones at a time using homemade natural products which have been used for centuries.

    Adrenal Fatigue, The 21st Century Stress Syndrome by James Wilson
    This is an informative and reader-friendly book about a common debilitating medical condition that goes largely undiagnosed and untreated, and very likely affects millions of people. The book opens with an overview of the function of the adrenals, and how they are prone to chronic fatigue given our hyper-stressed contemporary lifestyles. This is followed by simple at-home diagnostic tests as well as information on the availability and usefulness of different laboratory tests. The book then suggests a daily program for adrenal recovery, and talks about lifestyle, food, food allergies and sensitivities, dietary supplements, adrenal cell extracts, and replacement hormones.

    Living Well With Hypothyroidism by Mary Shoman
    For millions of people, fatigue, weight gain, hair loss, depression, and other symptoms often go undiagnosed and untreated. Whether you have Graves' disease, hyperthyroidism, nodules, goiter, Hashimoto's autoimmune thyroid disease, or even thyroid cancer, the end result for most is hypothyroidism. This book, exhaustively researched by a professional writer and hypothyroidism patient, is written for patients, their families, their doctors, in order to help them get a proper diagnosis, and to provide information about alternative and conventional treatments.

    Achieve Maximum Health: Colon Flora The Missing Link in Immunity Health and Longevity  by David Webster
    A healthy colon is the body's first line of defence against disease. In this book, internationally recognized health researcher David Webster presents a highly effective system of improving and maintaining good colon health. You will learn about the power of edible whey to promote the growth of beneficial acidophilus colon flora, the basic principles of a nutritious diet essential for a healthy colon, why fiber is not the best food for your colon, how to regain your acidophilus colon flora after a course of antibiotics, how to increase your energy naturally and much more.

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    disease resources

    The Fungus Link by Doug A. Kaufmann
    In this book, you will read practical information about what fungal illness is, how common a health problem it is, how to recognize it by its symptoms, and how to eradicate it from the body. The testimonials presented give strong support to the seriousness and frequency of fungal illness as a human health problem. I, too, have seen in my own practice fungi representing the primary underlying cause of diverse health conditions including chronic fatigue syndrome, crippling arthritis, severe intestinal disorders, chronic allergies, chronic respiratory illness, "brain fog" syndrome, depression, and chronic skin conditions (eczema, psoriasis, pruritic dermatitis). The sections written by other health professionals prove that fungal illness is being recognized by more and more doctors for its serious impact on human health. Wm Lee Cowden, M.D.

    The Diabetes Cure: A Natural Plan That Can Slow, Stop, Even Cure Type 2 Diabetes by Dr. Vern Cherewatenko and Paul Perry
    A medical doctor - and an expert in the field - presents a new, alternative approach to curing Type-2 or adult onset diabetes through nutrition, fluids, exercise, and dietary supplements that improve insulin sensitivity. The information presented is straight forward, logical, and written in a very clear and concise fashion that everyone can understand.

    Living Downstream by Sandra Steingraber
    Sandra Steingraber, a poet and a biologist, writes with extraordinary grace and clarity about that most depressing of subjects: cancer, a disease that sends you into an unfamiliar territory where all the rules of human conduct are alien. That territory, she suggests, is expanding as chemically poisoned environments begin to take their toll on their human inhabitants. This interaction between disease and compromised natural zones takes her text into fascinating arguments. Along the way, she looks at community efforts to reverse the effects of carcinogenic toxins, such as an Iowa farming group's decision to replace chemical herbicides with natural methods of pest control, following the principle of the least toxic alternative. She also suggests that with proper foresite we can do much to make our environments less dangerous.

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