This month we are highlighting adult and youth materials on health. With a new school year kicking off, it’s a great time to focus on health for the whole family, even your pets. Check out some books on health today! Stop by the Local History Display Case to see more books on health.
Selections from the Adult Services Collection:
Healthy aging : a lifelong guide to your well-being / Andrew Weil
Draws on medical research and a combination of conventional and alternative approaches to present a guide to healthy living that offers strategies to deal with the physical, mental, and emotional problems that come with aging.
The brain health book : using the power of neuroscience to improve your life / John Randolph
Concerns about memory and other thinking skills are common, particularly in middle age and beyond. Due to worries about declining brain health, some seek out dubious products or supplements purportedly designed to improve memory and other cognitive abilities. Fortunately, scientific research has uncovered a clear- cut set of evidence- based activities and lifestyle choices that are inexpensive or free and known to promote brain and cognitive functioning.John Randolph translates this science in an engaging and accessible way, including the brain- boosting effects of exercise, social activity, mental stimulation, task management strategies, nutrition, and positive self-care. Interwoven with lessons from neuroscience, positive psychology, social and clinical psychology, and habit formation research are powerful self- coaching exercises designed to help the reader incorporate lifestyle changes that promote brain health.
What to eat when : a strategic plan to improve your health and life through food / Michael Roizen, M.D.
NY Times best-selling author Dr. Michael Roizen reveals how the food choices you make each day–and when you make them–can affect your health, your energy, your sex life, your waistline, your attitude, and the way you age. What if eating two cups of blueberries a day could prevent cancer? If drinking a kale-infused smoothie could counteract missing an hour’s worth of sleep? When is the right time of day to eat that chocolate chip cookie? And would you actually drink that glass of water if it meant skipping the gym? This revolutionary guide reveals how to use food to enhance our personal and professional lives–and increase longevity to boot. What to Eat When is not a diet book. Instead, acclaimed internist Michael Roizen and certified physician Michael Crupain offer readers choices that benefit them the most–whether it’s meals to help them look and feel younger or snacks that prevent diseases–based on the science that governs them.
What the health / Eunice Wong with Kip Anderson
There is a health revolution brewing. Many people know there’s something terribly broken about the industrial food, medical, and pharmaceutical systems, but they don’t know what it is. It’s no wonder, because there is an intricate political and corporate apparatus in place to keep them from finding out. People think heart disease, cancer, and diabetes are inherited, not realizing that what they’ve actually inherited are the eating habits of their parents and grandparents. Lifestyle choices like diet and (lack of) exercise are responsible for about 70 percent of deaths in this country. Diseases that kill millions can be prevented, or even reversed. What The Health takes you on an adventure, uncovering the lethal entwining of the food, medical, and pharmaceutical industries with our own government, and the corporate, legislative web designed to confuse the public and keep Americans chronically–and profitably–ill.
The ultimate pet health guide : breakthrough nutrition and integrative care for dogs and cats / Gary Richter, M.S., D.V.M
Dr. Richter examines traditional medicine from many cultures alongside modern medical techniques, describing the best of complementary care and the best of conventional veterinary medicine.
Selections from the Youth Services Collection:
Fit and healthy : heart, lungs, and hormones / Thomas Canavan
Being active is essential to keeping the heart and lungs healthy. Those two organs have a lot to do with the overall health of the body, and they need to be taken care of! Readers discover the intricacies of the circulatory and respiratory systems in this volume. Full-color photographs and diagrams illustrate main content that describes how the heart works, the gas exchange in alveoli, facts about exercise and the body, and more. Fascinating facts and relatable examples keep readers engaged with curriculum-supporting content and emphasize the importance of exercise to the body.
Healthy snacks / by Beth Bence Reinke, MS, RD
Presents the MyPlate nutritional guidelines for eating protein, dairy, fruits, vegetables, and grains, and provides examples of healthy snack choices in each of these food categories.
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Raising a healthy, happy eater : a parent’s handbook– a stage-by-stage guide to setting your child on the path to adventurous eating / Nimali Fernando, MD, MPH, Melanie Potock, MA, CCC-SLP
Expert advice from a feeding therapist and a pediatrician on teaching children healthy eating habits from the startor after trouble starts.
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What’s for lunch? / Sarah L. Thomson
Your body needs lots of different things to eat and every kind of food has a different job to do. Did you know eating cheese makes your bones strong? Or that eating carrots helps you see better? Read and find out more about the different kinds of food we eat and how to fill up your plate to keep your body healthy!
KY: Sept 2022