Body, Mind, & Spirit Books

Your physical self and your cognitive and spiritual selves combine to make you who you are. Whether you want to learn about giving birth, eating well, managing grief, or deepening your faith, it's all here.

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Low-Cholesterol Cookbook For Dummies, 2nd Edition

Published 10-11-2022

Delicious, easy recipes backed by the latest science on lowering cholesterol Low-Cholesterol Cookbook For Dummies, 2nd Edition gives you the tools you need to make simple, healthy meals for managing cholesterol. More than 120 recipes — including 40 that are brand new in this edition — are here to fill your plate with delicious food that your taste buds and your heart will thank you for. There’s a ton of new science out there on cholesterol, and this book brings you right up to speed with the latest studies and medical wisdom for managing your cholesterol with diet. Relying on heart-healthy foods — on their own or in conjunction with a statin medication or as an alternative — a low-cholesterol diet can protect your ticker and, thanks to these recipes, can even impress family and friends. With this book: Learn the basic principles of how diet affects your blood cholesterol Discover foods that give you important nutrients and special compounds for lowering cholesterol and preventing heart disease Find the right ingredients when shopping, planning menus, and adapting recipes to support your health and please family and friends Enjoy more than 120 easy-to-prepare recipes, including breakfasts, lunches, dinners, and desserts Anyone who wants to control cholesterol while eating well has a friend in Low-Cholesterol Cookbook For Dummies, 2nd Edition.

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Chair Yoga For Dummies

Published 08-30-2022

If you can sit in a chair, you can enjoy the benefits of yoga! Chair Yoga For Dummies is a guide to developing a yoga practice that you can do while seated in a chair. Traditional yoga poses can be replicated as sitting yoga poses and stretches, enjoyable and accessible for people at all levels of experience and mobility. There's a reason yoga has been around for thousands of years. Practicing chair yoga regularly can decrease your blood pressure, anxiety, inflammation, and chronic pain. It also increases flexibility, balance, and strength. And it helps you sleep better, too. All you need to get started is yourself, a chair, and this book—couldn't be simpler. With this book on your desk, you can infuse a little namaste into your office routine or build a personalized home practice that fits your lifestyle and abilities. You’ll learn specific poses to target problem areas, and guidance on creating your own chair yoga workout plan. Practitioners can achieve meditation, flexibility goals, and more. Get guidance on creating your own custom chair yoga workout plan Reduce stress, get stronger, and feel healthier—without leaving your seat Enjoy the benefits of yoga adapted to office workers and those with decreased mobility Learn proper technique and alignment from clear illustrations and descriptions Stay active while seated!

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Hearing Loss For Dummies

Published 08-30-2022

Improve your hearing, enhance your life With new advice on just-released over-the-counter hearing aids Hearing loss can be frustrating, but in fact it’s common and treatable. Hearing Loss For Dummies, written by top experts in the field in collaboration with AARP, walks you through how to get the help you need to clearly hear the sounds of life—whether you’re at home, at work, or out and about. And hearing health is critical: Hearing loss can increase your risk of falls and injuries, isolation and depression, and even cognitive decline and dementia. Authors Frank Lin and Nicholas Reed at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine lay out the steps to hearing health: Understanding how hearing works—and how it changes as we age Finding specialists you can trust Determining whether you need testing and, if so, where to turn Learning practical solutions for hearing better at home, at work, on the phone, and in restaurants and theaters Choosing the right hearing aid, including just-approved over-the-counter hearing aids, and getting them adjusted to work for you Exploring the pros and cons of cochlear implants and other surgical options Covering the costs of hearing health careIf you’re concerned about your own or a friend or relative’s hearing, this is the one book you’ll need. For what can seem like a complicated, stressful and lengthy process, Hearing Loss For Dummies tackles the topic head-on and provides you with expert guidance to put your mind at ease on the path to better hearing.

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Parkinson's Disease For Dummies

Published 08-16-2022

Maintain a take-charge attitude and live your life to the fullest with Parkinson's Whether the diagnosis is yours or that of a loved one, Parkinson's Disease for Dummies contains everything you need to know about living with this disease. This book is an easy-to-understand, straightforward, and sometimes humorous guide that offers proven techniques for coping with daily issues, finding the right doctors, and providing care as the disease progresses. This user-friendly guide helps you navigate you through the important steps toward taking charge of your condition. You aren't alone—inside, you'll discover proven coping skills and first-hand advice, along with practical tools that will help you navigate the treatment journey. In classic, compassionate Dummies style, Parkinson's Disease For Dummies will answer all your questions, and guide you through the process of finding your own answers as well. Keep your mind sharp, stay in shape, and keep your stress under control Life a full and satisfying life after a Parkinson's diagnosis Get the most current information on Parkinson's medications and treatments Learn the best ways to support loved ones living with Parkinson's With updates on the latest in alternative treatments, dementia, and young onset PD, Parkinson's Disease for Dummies is here to show you how you can keep a positive attitude and lead an active, productive life.

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Reiki For Dummies

Published 07-06-2022

Reiki—the alternative medicine therapy that's becoming mainstream Reiki is a subtle, non-invasive form of healing that uses spiritually guided life force energy, and 60% of top hospitals in the United States now offer it as complementary treatment for anxiety, depression, pain relief, and more. Reiki For Dummies is a clear and easy-to-follow guide to the origins of Reiki, where you can study Reiki, what it can do for you, what to expect in a session, and how to use Reiki at home. This book takes you through the principles, practice, and uses of Reiki—even if you're skeptical or taking your first Reiki class. Dummies is the perfect starting point for anyone interested in benefiting from Reiki or becoming a Reiki healer. Discover how Reiki fits in with other healing practices, and how it just might transform your life. This book makes it easy. Learn what Reiki is and how to find a Reiki practitioner Prepare for your Reiki session and set realistic goals and expectations Explore Reiki classes, symbols, and techniques Get started performing Reiki with basic hand positions and self-treatment Discover the fascinating history and evolution of this Japanese healing practice This edition has been expanded with new information on self-Reiki, mind-body healing with Reiki, and becoming a Reiki professional. Plus, you'll find the latest Reiki resources to expand your healing journey.

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Planning a Wedding For Dummies

Published 06-27-2022

This book takes the stress out of wedding planning by simplifying the whole process and giving you the tools you need to plan and execute a memorable day. Learn how to send out those save-the-dates, manage any crisis that might arise on the day of, and everything in between. You'll find worksheets and checklists to help you stay organized and on track.

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Arthritis For Dummies

Published 06-15-2022

An easy-to-understand in-depth look at of one of the most common medical conditions in the world If you’re one of the 350 million people around the world who suffer from arthritis, you know how challenging it can be to live with it. And if you care for someone who has arthritis, you know how difficult it is to help your loved one live comfortably with the disease. Arthritis For Dummies was written for you. In it, you’ll find no-nonsense guidance based on the latest arthritis research, the straight goods on medications old and new, and up-to-date info on over 40 forms of the disease, including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, gout, and more. You’ll also find: Ten new cutting-edge treatments for arthritis A complete rundown of medications for arthritis, including the very latest ones Diet strategies to help combat arthritis pain and improve joint function The best exercises for building stronger joints and easing arthritis pain Biomechanical techniques to help ward off joint damageAn essential handbook for all who suffer from arthritis, as well as their caregivers, friends, and family, Arthritis For Dummies is the all-in-one handbook that shows you how to control arthritis symptoms, deal with chronic pain, assemble a top-notch healthcare team, and do much to help others who suffer from the disease.

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Self-Care All-in-One For Dummies

Published 05-10-2022

Take charge of your personal health and well-being with this trusted, all-in-one guide to self-care There's an old saying that goes, "You can't pour from an empty cup." It means that you can't take care of others unless you take care of yourself. And it's never been truer than it is today. In Self-Care All-in-One For Dummies, you’ll master the fundamentals of making sure that your cup is always full, so you can give to others without draining your reserves of energy and health. From mindfulness to resilience, fitness, and clean eating, this comprehensive resource takes a holistic look at what it means to take care of yourself and offers you a how-to guide to healthy and fulfilling behaviors. In this book, you'll find: Concrete strategies for incorporating self-care practices into your busy, everyday life Discussions of how to manage stress and maintain a mindful and calm demeanor and attitude in the face of modern challenges An emphasis on being kind and gentle with yourself, ensuring that you don’t hold yourself to an impossible or unrealistic standard We're all looking to improve our lives, lift our spirits, and increase our well-being. Self-Care All-in-One For Dummies proves that, while perfection may be out of reach for all of us, you can make meaningful progress toward happiness and fulfilment by taking small, manageable steps towards a calmer, more grounded you.

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Dad's Guide to Pregnancy For Dummies

Published 05-10-2022

An invaluable handbook to being the best father-to-be you can be during one of the most exciting times of your life Dad’s Guide to Pregnancy For Dummies walks you through the ins and outs of how to best support your partner through the logistical, physical, and emotional challenges of pregnancy. Yes, we know that you won’t be doing the lion’s share of the work over the next nine months, but you can do your part by getting a head start on learning critical information about the ins and outs of pregnancy, labor and delivery, and the first few months of baby care. You’ll get the lowdown on topics like setting up a nursery, how to be helpful during childbirth, and the best way to change a diaper. You’ll even find advice about when to let other people in on the fact that you’re expecting. The book also offers: Comprehensive info on ultrasounds, caesarean sections, infertility treatments, and other pre-birth and birth-related subjects Brand-new updates on using a surrogate, sperm donation, and what dads can do when they won’t be physically present during the pregnancy Strategies for handling prenatal depression Full of authoritative and easy-to-follow tips and techniques to get you ready for the big day (and all the days that follow it), Dad’s Guide to Pregnancy For Dummies is your survival guide to pregnancy, childbirth, and fatherhood.

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Philosophy For Dummies

Published 05-03-2022

You think, therefore you are. Get a straightforward rundown on philosophy from the ancient world to today If you’ve ever pondered your existence over your morning coffee or considered the nature of crime and punishment, you’re an amateur philosopher. From everyday questions about happiness and responsibility to deep, spiritual examinations about God and the cosmos, philosophy pervades every part of our lives. And even though it might seem complex at first glance, these questions that affect everyone on the planet can be understood and talked about by anyone! In Philosophy For Dummies, Dr. Tom Morris delivers a refreshing and engaging exploration of the fundamentals of philosophy and shows you that philosophy can be fascinating and fun at the same time. You’ll be introduced to topics like the meaning of life, religious belief, and ways to live in the most satisfying ways. You’ll also learn about the insights of some of history’s greatest philosophers. This book is full of the questions—and proposed solutions—to the questions that keep philosophers up at night, like: When should we doubt our beliefs and knowledge? Is there a God? What is His/Her/Their nature? Do we have free will or are we simply acting out physical imperatives? Whether you’re interested in the nature of the mind/soul versus the body, or you want to learn more about morals and ethics, Philosophy For Dummies will be your personal guide to some of life’s most enduring problems and questions.

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