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Acid Alkaline Diet For Dummies (1118414187) cover image
Restore your pH balance and live a healthier life

Our caveman ancestors followed a diet full of fresh fruits and vegetables, nuts, and legumes, but with time and the advent of agriculture, our diets changed drastically to include grains, dairy products, salt, and large quantities of meat. These new foods altered the level of acid in our diets, disrupting our ideal pH balance and increasing the loss of essential minerals, making us more prone to illness ... Read More

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Acid Reflux Diet and Cookbook For Dummies (1118839196) cover image
Get rid of GERD for good

Is your heartburn making you dread meal times? No matter how delicious a feast is before you, the prospect of that burning pain, nausea, and even vomiting can be enough to make you turn away. Heartburn is a symptom of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, commonly called acid reflux, and the pain is caused by stomach acid damaging the tissue in your esophagus. It's more than a minor annoyance—GERD is a precursor to esophageal cancer ... Read More

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Acne For Dummies (0471746983) cover image
Acne is the most common skin disease in the United States, affecting more than 60 million adults and teenagers each year. Acne For Dummies addresses the causes of acne, and, most importantly, what can safely be done to cover it up, treat it, and minimize scarring. The book covers everything from daily skin care, over-the-counter acne preparations, and when to see a dermatologist to the hazards and benefits of prescription acne medications and the ... Read More
AD / HD For Dummies (0764537121) cover image
Sound advice for parents whose kids have trouble concentrating

According to the National Institutes of Health, an estimated five to ten percent of children suffer from Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). This book provides answers for parents of children who may have either condition, as well as for adult sufferers. Written in a friendly, easy-to-understand style, it helps people recognize and understand ... Read More

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Adrenal Fatigue For Dummies (1118615808) cover image
The easy way to take charge of your adrenal health

Despite their small size, the adrenal glands play an important role in the body, producing numerous hormones that impact our development and growth, affect our ability to deal with stress, and help to regulate kidney function. In Adrenal Fatigue For Dummies, you'll find clear self-evaluations and treatment guidelines that will empower you to take charge of your adrenal health through nutrition, vitamins ... Read More

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Affordable Care Act For Dummies, Portable Edition (1118869443) cover image
An essential and easy-to-understand guide to the Affordable Care Act

The Affordable Care Act For Dummies is your survival guide to understanding the changes in our health care system and how they benefit you. Written in down-to-earth language, this handy resource outlines new protections under the Affordable Care Act, and walks you through what you—as an individual or an employer—need to do to select the best health insurance plan for your needs. With ... Read More

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Alzheimer's For Dummies (0764538993) cover image
An estimated 4 million people are living with Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) in America today, with approximately 370,000 new cases diagnosed every year. AD patients live anywhere from 5 to 20 years after their diagnosis; and their inability to care for themselves grows more dramatic as the disease progresses, creating profound implications for their families and healthcare providers. Its impact on families during the caregiving years is overwhelming. ... Read More
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Anger Management For Dummies (0470037156) cover image
If your anger, or that of a loved one, is out of control and threatening your life and livelihood, you need the calm, clear, and understanding help you’ll find in Anger Management For Dummies. This concise and practical guidebook shares specific anger management methods, skills, and exercises that will help you identify the sources of your anger and release yourself from their grip. You’ll find out how to: ... Read More
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Anti-Inflammation Diet For Dummies (1118023811) cover image
Trusted information and healthy, delicious recipes to fight inflammation

Low-grade inflammation is a condition inside the body, directly related to diet, that slowly wears on the body, facilitating chronic diseases like arthritis, diabetes, obesity, and heart disease. Also, the latest research has detected a correlation between inflammation and conditions like severe allergies, asthma, and even cancer. ... Read More

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Arthritis For Dummies, 2nd Edition (0764570749) cover image
Whether it appears as a little bit of creaky stiffness in the hip or knee or as a major case of inflammation that settles in several joints, arthritis is an unwelcome visitor that knocks on just about everybody’s door sooner or later. Although there is currently no out-and-out cure for arthritis, there are many techniques for managing this disease—that is, controlling its symptoms so that you can get on with your life! ... Read More
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Asthma For Dummies (0764542338) cover image
The incidence of asthma is rising dramatically in the United States and across the globe. Asthma affects 17 million people in the U.S. and is the most common chronic childhood disease. If you or someone you love suffers from asthma, you know that there is no cure—however, with proper care, asthmatics can lead normal, active, and fulfilling lives. Now you can breathe easy with this plain-English guide, which clearly explains the prevention, diagnosis ... Read More
Back Pain Remedies For Dummies (0764551329) cover image
Back pain is such a common condition that many doctors and researchers consider the complaint a normal part of life, similar to having an occasional cold or flu. If you are a back pain sufferer, you are not alone: ... Read More
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Beating Sugar Addiction For Dummies (1118546458) cover image

Are you a sugar addict? Beating Sugar Addiction For Dummies provides you a safe and healthy path to overcome your addiction, eliminate stress eating, and upgrade your nutrition for a healthier lifestyle.

Sugar addiction is a rapidly growing epidemic that can lead to obesity, chronic fatigue, diabetes, and a host of other medical and psychological problems. Beating Sugar Addiction For Dummieshelps those who are affected by this commonly overlooked addiction ... Read More

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Beating Sugar Addiction For Dummies, Australian and New Zealand Edition (1118641183) cover image
A step-by-step guide to kicking the sugar habit and living a healthier, happier life

With many Australians and New Zealanders drawing as much as a third of their total caloric intake from sugar and enriched flour, sugar addiction is a rapidly growing problem. Global sugar consumption has tripled in just the last 50 years and the result has been increasing levels of obesity, diabetes, and other health problems. Even worse, the more sugar we eat, the ... Read More

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Belly Fat Diet For Dummies (1118345851) cover image

The fast and easy way to lose belly fat

Lowering body weight can reverse or prevent diabetes; lower blood pressure, cholesterol, and triglyceride levels; and improve sleep apnea and other sleep problems. The easy recipes and exercises outlined in Belly Fat Diet For Dummies gives you the edge you need to shed unwanted pounds and gain muscle tone.

Do you carry extra weight around your midsection? Belly Fat Diet For Dummies ... Read More

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Bipolar Disorder For Dummies, 2nd Edition (1118338820) cover image
Get an accurate diagnosis and get on with enjoying and living your life!

Bipolar Disorder affects many more people than just the millions who suffer from the disease. Like depression and other serious illnesses, bipolar disorder also affects spouses, partners, family members, friends, and coworkers.

Bipolar Disorder For Dummies explains the brain chemistry behind the disease and covers the latest medications and therapies. You'll get reassuring, sound ... Read More

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Birth Plans For Dummies (1118317378) cover image
The easy, trusted way to develop a birth plan

As an expectant mother and parent, navigating all of the information and options for labor and delivery can be cumbersome and confusing. Birth Plans For Dummies, is the ultimate resource guide to help you understand, develop, and implement a plan for the birth of your baby.

A birth plan is a communication tool for expectant mothers and those involved in the delivery of a child. The plan explains the mother's ... Read More

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Boosting Your Immunity For Dummies (1118402006) cover image
Boost your body's natural defenses against disease

Good nutrition is a key weapon against colds and the flu. The foods, supplements, and practices outlined in Boosting Your Immunity For Dummies can boost your body's natural defenses against disease when they're incorporated into your daily diet and lifestyle.

Boosting Your Immunity For Dummies provides hands-on techniques for supercharging your immune system to resist illness and prevent disease. Through ... Read More

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Boosting Your Metabolism For Dummies (1118491572) cover image

The easy way to boost your metabolism and lose weight... for good!

People often wonder why their dieting and exercise efforts seem to result in little or no weight loss. Some people may have to work hard to simply maintain their current weight. With such a dilemma, they may blame their woes on a "slow metabolism".  Unfortunately, there is no miracle diet that works for everyone because everyone has a unique body type and traits which impact their metabolic ... Read More

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Borderline Personality Disorder For Dummies (0470466537) cover image

Your clear, compassionate guide to managing BPD — and living well

Looking for straightforward information on Borderline Personality Disorder? This easy-to-understand guide helps those who have BPD develop strategies for breaking the destructive cycle. This book also aids loved ones in accepting the disorder and offering support. Inside you'll find authoritative details on the causes of BPD and proven treatments, as well as advice on working with therapists ... Read More

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Breast Cancer For Dummies (0764524828) cover image
If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with breast cancer, you're probably confused, afraid, shocked, or even angry. Or you may be all of the above. Let this book become your trusted manual. Discover more about the cancer, explore treatment options, find ways to make this part of your life easier. Let shared experiences serve as your knowledgeable guide and anchor to help you make wise and confident choices. ... Read More
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The Calorie Counter For Dummies (0470600098) cover image
The fun and easy way® to keep track of your caloric intake

The Calorie Counter For Dummies provides you with vital information on the nutritional and caloric value of the foods that you eat everyday-at home, the supermarket, and restaurants.

Whether you're trying to lose weight, eat healthier, or control and prevent diseases such as diabetes and heart disease, this take along guide provides you with a portable, quick, and easy way to get nutritional ... Read More

Calorie Counter Journal For Dummies (0470639989) cover image
Achieve your dietary and lifestyle goals and stay on top of your eating and exercise plan

Are you trying to improve your health? This handy guide provides you with the tools you need to change your eating and exercise habits for the better. Chock-full of useful information, this book will help you set realistic, attainable goals and get you on your way to achieving them. ... Read More

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Cancer Nutrition and Recipes For Dummies (1118592050) cover image
Fight cancer from the inside out

Cancer treatments such as surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation can be as hard on the body as the disease itself, and detailed nutritional advice is usually not part of the program. Yet eating the right foods can actually help lessen the strength of some of the most powerful symptoms of cancer and the side effects of treatment, allowing the patient to better fight the disease. Now, ... Read More

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Celiac Disease For Dummies (0470160365) cover image
Celiac Disease For Dummies is the ultimate reference for people with the disease and their family members. The book helps readers identify symptoms of the disease, and explains how doctors definitively diagnose celiac disease. It outlines how celiac disease affects the body, and what its consequences could be if untreated. The authors explain how celiac disease is treated, not only through the elimination of gluten from the diet, but with additional ... Read More
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