For Dummies

  • Includes information on the latest thyroid treatments
    Understand and manage your thyroid condition
    Don't get pushed around by the little gland in your neck. Whether you suffer from an underactive or overactive thyroid, nodules, or a goitre, Thyroid For Dummies has all the jargon-free information you need to get to grips with the problem and expert advice on how to get your condition under control.
    Discover how to
    * Tell if you have a thyroid problem
    * Understand the treatments on offer
    * Deal with your condition day-to-day
    * Get the right diet and exercise
    * Manage thyroid conditions in children and older people

  • Every woman experiences the menopause in different ways, so you need to know what to expect in order to help yourself. This book explains the various stages of the menopause, including the perimenopause, and helps you understand how it can affect your body and your emotions. It evaluates all the options available-including HRT and explains what treatment and lifestyle changes will help you stay healthy and happy. With in-depth coverage of HRT, covering new developments and weighing up the risks and benefits, advice on adopting an holistic approach to managing the symptoms and side effects including conventional medicine, and alternatives, diet and lifestyle changes, Menopause For Dummies will help you make the right decisions and stay in control.

  • Many of us, at the best of times, struggle for inspiration when it comes to cooking - and that's without a medical condition that may affect our eating habits and require careful management. The right diet is the foundation of a healthy lifestyle and all the more important for the successful management of diabetes. Fully updated for a UK audience Diabetes Cookbook For Dummies will include the latest dietary recommendations and medical information on diabetes and its management. Packed with over 100 delicious and easy to prepare recipes - for everyday eating and entertaining - alongside a brand new section on packing healthy lunches and picnics, this book will help make mealtimes interesting and healthy. The book also offers guidance on the glycaemic index, nutritional information, diabetic exchanges for each recipe and lifestyle advice to help readers take control of their condition and live life to the full. Diabetes Cookbook For Dummies will feature: Part I: Thriving with Diabetes Living To Eat With Diabetes Eating To Live With Diabetes Planning Meals for Weight Loss Goals Eating What You Like (Within Reason) Stocking Up at the Supermarket Part II: Healthy Recipes That Taste Great Enjoying the Benefits of Breakfast Starting Well: Hors d'Oeuvres and First Courses Sipping Simply Divine Soups Taking a Leaf From the Salad Bar Being Full of Beans (and Grains and Pasta) Adding Veg to Your Meals Boning Up on Fish Cookery Flocking to Poultry Creating Balanced Meals with Meats Nibbling on Snacks Drooling Over Mouth-Watering Desserts Part III: Eating Away from Home Eating Out as a Nourishing Experience Packing a Picnic Lunch Part IV: The Part of Tens Ten (or So) Simple Steps to Change Your Eating Habits Ten Easy Substitutions in Your Eating Plan Ten Strategies to Normalize Your Blood Glucose Ten Healthy Eating Habits for Children with Diabetes Part V: Appendixes Appendix A: Investing in Food Supplements for Optimum Health Appendix B: Exchange Lists Appendix C: A Glossary of Key Cooking Terms Appendix D: Conversions of Weights, Measures, and Sugar Substitutes Appendix E: Other Recipe Sources for People with Diabetes

  • In the UK, 7 out of 10 people over the age of 45 have high cholesterol levels (Bupa 2007).   Although there are no clear symptoms, high cholesterol levels have been associated with heart disease and stroke - two of Britain's biggest killers.  There are several factors that can cause high cholesterol; an unhealthy diet, being overweight and a lack of exercise are three of the main contenders.  As a result, some of the best ways to control and reduce cholesterol levels are losing weight, eating a heart-healthy diet and taking regular exercise. Although eating healthily may sound simple, it's often difficult to know which foods to avoid when trying to lower cholesterol. 
    Fully adapted for the UK market, Low-Cholesterol Cookbook For Dummies reveals which food you should eat and helps readers make small changes to their diet to achieve big results. Low-Cholesterol Cookbook For Dummies includes: The latest dietary and medical information on cholesterol and how to control it Over 90 delicious recipes as well as low fat cooking techniques and ways to lower cholesterol on a daily basis Sensible advice on finding the right foods when shopping, planning menus, and adapting recipes to suit family and friends.

  • Arthritis For Dummies is a book for the millions who suffer from chronic joint conditions classified under arthritis looking for lasting relief. It's a friendly, hands-on guide that gives the latest information available on the many techniques for managing the disease and controlling the symptoms so that arthritis sufferers can get on with life. It features expert advice to help readers manage arthritis, slow down its progression, and enjoy life to the full. It includes diet, exercise, and self-care advice designed to protect and soothe joints, as well as the latest on coping with stress, anger and depression and making positive lifestyle changes. Topics covered include: The different types of arthritis Diagnosing the condition Alleviating symptoms and minimizing pain Eating to beat arthritis Both conventional and drug free ways of managing the condition Living day-to-day with arthritis and improving lifestyle

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