Helping Patients Outsmart Overeating, written by an eating disorder therapist and a physician, offers a new paradigm for doctors and health care providers who treat patients with eating and weight concerns. It describes how both parties are frustrated by weight-loss plans and programs that fail in the long term, and presents a science-based explanation for why diets fail and how they, in fact, may adversely impact patients’ mental and physical health. The authors illustrate how providers can truly help patients by using empathy, compassion, and motivational interviewing. They explain how helping patients strengthen skills related to self-awareness, emotional management, stress reduction, appetite attunement, perseverance and effective self-care can improve self-efficacy and support sustained motivation in improving health and wellness promoting behaviors. The issue of weight stigma is addressed, along with how professionals’ view of their own eating and weight affects the patient-provider relationship. This book introduces clinicians to tools from eating and success psychology, Intuitive Eating, Lifestyle Medicine, and Health and Wellness Coaching, within a weight-inclusive paradigm. It also details a collaborative model for working with ancillary disciplines to give patients and providers the comprehensive support needed for lasting success.
On the joyful day of her son’s birth, Thais Derich never questioned going to the hospital. A week later, she walked out physically, spiritually, and emotionally injured, and fully disabused of the idea that the medical field would ever put her best interests before protocol, money, and legal concerns. The next three years of her life were spent recovering from that day, and preparing herself to do things her way when she became pregnant again. And then she did get pregnant again—and that resolve was put to the test.
A universal story about betrayal and trust and the roller coaster ride in between, Second Chance illuminates the many ways in which our healthcare system is broken when it comes to helping women give birth, and gives a voice to all the mothers who have walked away from their delivery experiences wondering what the hell just happened.
What happened that changed the priest—the revered healer of antiquity—into a person of science? How was the modern doctor made?
Physician is Rajeev Kurapati’s earnest attempt to answer this question and others central to the practice of medicine. For instance, how have the advances of medical technology influenced society’s perception of death? How do physicians balance thinking with feeling when dealing with critically ill patients? How do we meet the needs of patients seeking a personal connection to their doctor in what may seem to be an emotionally deficient medical landscape? Is it possible to overcome some of the compromises we’ve had to make along the way? What is the promise of modern medicine and its limitations? And notably—as medical care becomes more and more digitized and automated, will the medical degree—a universal badge of respectability—continue to hold value?
Dr. Kurapati, a practicing hospital physician, succeeds in gracefully exploring the depths of what it really means to be a doctor—and a patient—at this time in our human history, and his blueprint for building a stronger future of healthcare is an important and valuable one.
Concierge medicine represents a relatively novel health care delivery model that is becoming more appealing both to providers and patients because of its potential to improve quality and value in health care. A gap exists in the current literature regarding the benefits and challenges associated with concierge medicine as well as best practices for developing and sustaining a successful, patient-centered concierge practice. This book aims to close the gap by discussing the role of concierge medicine in the context of the evolving U.S. healthcare system and the changes produced by the Affordable Care Act. It will address questions about affordability, access, quality, value, communication, technology, and patient-centered care, and will include real-world best practice examples from a successful concierge medicine practice.
Have you ever wondered if social drinking has unintended consequences to your health, family, relationships, or your profession? Have you ever thought that losing control of your drinking couldn’t happen to you or someone you love? All the women you know are too smart. Too rich. Too kind. Too together. Too much fun. Pick one.
We live in a boozy culture, and the idea of women and wine has become entrenched. Is your book club really a “wine club”? Do you crave the release a drink can bring to cope with anxiety, parenthood, the pressures of being a mom, a wife/partner, a professional? In Raising the Bottom, mothers, daughters, health professionals, and young women share their stories of why they drank, how they stopped, and the joys and rewards of being present in their lives once they kicked alcohol to the curb.
"It can’t happen to me." Many high school students and young adults, seduced by their sense of invincibility, are stunned when they are diagnosed with a sexually transmitted infection (STI). But the fact is that anyone can catch an STI: no age group, social class, economic class, culture, religion, gender, or ethnic group is immune.
To drive home the risks and realities of unprotected sex, Dr. Jill Grimes shares real-life stories of young people―medical students, college freshmen, teenagers, young parents, talented entrepreneurs―who have gotten an STI. Dr. Grimes narrates the story of Liz, who got syphilis; Sofia, diagnosed with gonorrhea and chlamydia; and Zoe, with pubic lice. She describes how Justin got herpes, Sean got trichomoniasis, and Luke contracted hepatitis C. The accounts of these young men and women and their exam-room conversations with their doctors evoke both the physical symptoms and complicated emotional reactions that often go together with infection. Fact sheets throughout the book explain each sexually transmitted infection and answer frequently asked questions about symptoms, treatment, and prevention.
Used in high schools for the past five years, this new edition of Seductive Delusions shows how technological advances have speeded doctor-patient communication, including test results and treatment recommendations. It explains simplified STI testing, explores the frighteningly high incidence of date sexual assault, examines dramatic changes in cervical cancer prevention and Pap tests, and clarifies why HPV vaccines are now routinely recommended for all children―boys and girls.
Whether reading the book from cover to cover or jumping directly to a specific disease, readers will relate to the dramatic stories while learning medically reliable information. Making emotionally and physically safe decisions about sex is easier when you know how STIs are spread, how to avoid getting one, what their symptoms are, and how they are diagnosed and treated.
Becky Galli was born into a family that valued the power of having a plan. With a pastor father and a stay-at-home mother, her 1960s southern upbringing was bucolic—even enviable. But when her brother, only seventeen, died in a waterskiing accident, the slow unraveling of her perfect family began.
Though grief overwhelmed the family, twenty-year-old Galli forged onward with her life plans—marriage, career, and raising a family of her own—one she hoped would be as idyllic as the family she once knew.
But life had less than ideal plans in store. There was her son’s degenerative, undiagnosed disease and subsequent death; followed by her daughter’s autism diagnosis; her separation; and then, nine days after the divorce was final, the onset of the transverse myelitis that would leave Galli paralyzed from the waist down.
Despite such unspeakable tragedy, Galli maintained her belief in family, in faith, in loving unconditionally, and in learning to not only accept, but also embrace a life that had veered down a path far different from the one she had envisioned. At once heartbreaking and inspiring, Rethinking Possible is a story about the power of love over loss and the choices we all make that shape our lives—especially when forced to confront the unimaginable.
Do you know a person with a brain injury? Pat did. Her sister, Barb, needed help and Pat wanted to help.
All Barb really wanted was to be treated like everyone else, but it was difficult since she was born with cerebral palsy. All the family wanted was for her to be safe and well cared for, especially after a life-changing accident that left her brain-injured. Stubborn and determined, Barb carved out a life for herself, overcoming many obstacles. After her husband died, she needed assistance to cope with daily meals and chores.
Her sister and brother-in-law encouraged her to sell her house and come live with them. The family thought they were providing a home for a family member, but they had no idea what dealing with brain injury meant. They found out! A story of one family and the struggles they faced to live with the diagnosis of Brain Injury.
Discover 7 Divine Keys to Unlock Extraordinary Health. Do you struggle with excessive weight, low energy, irregular blood sugar, chronic fatigue, depression, low self-esteem, hormonal imbalance, aches or pains? If you're one of the millions of people fighting to keep your healthy world from spinning out of control, there is a divine plan to help you regain balance and harmony.
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Parkinson's disease affects all sides of you: your inside, your outside, and your "right" side-that is, the side where you feel positive, balanced, and beautiful. How do you find that edge when you're not feeling very sharp at all? Parkinson's Diva is a personal and professional accounting of a young Parkinson's doctor's experience with the disease in all realms of her life . . . from doctor, caregiver, and ultimately as a young Parkinson's patient herself. Not only does Dr. Maria De León cover important basics of PD and research-based data, she also shares the personal concerns and gender-specific battles that young women who live with the disease must face. She encourages all of us to be empowered through education, self-awareness, and faith. This book is about embracing your own style and grace in your journey with PD . . . as Maria says "summoning your inner diva."
Sarah and Sam thought that they had it all: they had passed their medical fellowship exams, were currently in the prime of their careers, and were financially secure, living in a beautiful neighborhood. Their lives seemed complete, except for one thing. For many years, they had kept a secret from their family and friends. Behind the façade lay the deeply painful, yet unspoken grief of coping with infertility. Thorough, witty and at times, heart piercing - Sarah, a General Practitioner in Melbourne, shares a detailed memoir about the IVF fertility journey, through her eyes as a patient.
Living Well with Chronic Illness is a self-help guide for anyone who has a chronic illness or who knows and cares about someone else who does. The 20 chapters concisely address a comprehensive range of issues including daily routines, relationships, medical and legal services, a joyful life, and much more. In our hectic, information-laden world where the Internet places billions of contradictory facts at our fingertips, the straightforward content of this book is an alternative resource for people who want to feel better and don't want to spend hours searching for answers. The tools inside, presented with compassion, humor, and a wealth of knowledge, are for those who want to apply and enjoy new health-promoting ideas immediately. Living Well with Chronic Illness evolved from the author's personal experience with chronic illness and 26 years as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.
The condition of hair loss is a topic of significant public interest, and understanding the pathophysiology and treatment of the different types of alopecia (hair loss) will surely have an impact on the men and women afflicted by this condition. Hair loss is a pervasive problem affecting both men and women, and it can have profound psychological effects on the afflicted. It is a problem in need of a solution. The author’s interest in the causes of hair-loss related issues surfaced twenty-five years ago, when he began to experience some hair thinning. In a search for a possible solution to ameliorate his thinning hair, the author began an empirical journey of discovery. He experimented with a myriad of balding prevention recommendations, which led to the creation of Hair Loss: Options for Restoration and Reversal.
The objective of this book is to educate the consuming public about the effectiveness of the many available hair-loss treatment and restoration modalities. It is an important, comprehensive, and valuable tool for both men and women who are afflicted with hair-loss problems. It provides the reader with a historical perspective regarding hair-loss, as well as its causes, treatments, and promising future trends.
Intestinal Health is a breakthrough book designed for people affected by digestive issues from diverticulitis to leaky gut, from GERD to chronic gas, constipation, and other ailments. It will improve the life of anyone who wants to maximize their digestion, increase good bacteria, decrease symptoms of discomfort, and heighten cellular oxygen levels resulting in complete abdominal comfort.
Following Mardell Hill’s simple formula, anyone can reduce their digestive disorder or pain symptoms by identifying their unique path to self-recovery. While some may seek medical care, others may try an alternative route; still others try to self-medicate, and yet many still suffer even after various treatments. Today people want effective, safe, and natural solutions for digestive health and care. Here, then, is a practical, easy-to-use guide that walks readers through the various issues they may confront, how to prevent them, and how to get relief should symptoms crop up.
Hill responds to some of the most commonly asked questions about preventing, or stopping, abdominal pain and discomfort. In clear and simple language, she helps readers better understand how digestion works, from top to bottom, and explores the many different difficulties that can arise along this path. Offering sound and proven advice, she helps readers feel better and live better.
A look at the spiritual, emotional, and philosophical implications of end-of-life care by an elegant and literary writer who is a hospital chaplain.
As a hospital chaplain, Amy Wright Glenn has been present with those suffering from suicide, trauma, disease, and unforeseen accidents and has been witness to the intense grief and powerful insights that so often accompany loss. She weaves together memoir, philosophical inquiry, and cutting-edge research on death/dying to chronicle how we, as individuals and as a culture, handle everything from grief to mortality.
Many parents say "I just want my child to be happy."
In this book, Usha Chudasama guides and empowers parents and their children - aged five to eleven years old - to shift negative perceptions and build a strong positive mindset. Parenting is a science. This book lays the foundation to build resilience for life's future challenges. Uniquely, blending the up-to-date theory of positive psychology, neuroscience and holistic practices, this jargon-free book takes you step-by-step through: scripted, fun and practical activities; powerful techniques and strategies; to create the ideal setting for raising a happy and confident child.
In this book you will learn how to:
understand the dynamics of family life today and how to manage stress;
become aware of how your behaviour and experiences influence how you parent your child; and
use a range of techniques to change your child's mindset for self-confidence and happiness
Food is medicine. Hippocrates himself, 16 centuries ago, understood this essential truth about healing. Today, natural-health expert Dr. Joseph Mercola and superstar Australian chef Pete Evans share the firm belief that food can be a powerful tool to reshape our health. In this new volume—a companion to Dr. Mercola’s best-selling Fat for Fuel—they’ve joined forces to put this tool in your hands.
Dr. Mercola is renowned for his visionary work in natural medicine; Pete Evans is acclaimed as an award-winning restaurateur, cookbook author, and TV chef, host of PBS’s Moveable Feast with Fine Cooking. Drawing on their combined expertise, The Fat for Fuel Ketogenic Cookbook is an impeccably researched, beautifully illustrated, comprehensive guide to eating the ketogenic way—in true epicurean style.