Planning a Baby? is all about giving your baby the best possible start in life. By taking maximum care of your health in the six important months before your new child is even conceived, you can optimise the chances of having a healthy baby. The first few weeks of gestation are critical. Research has shown that undernourishment during this time - often before the mother is even aware she is pregnant - can affect the baby a long way into the future. It is linked with the subsequent development of heart disease, high blood pressure and diabetes in middle age.
In this completely updated and revised edition, Dr Sarah Brewer provides the latest groundbreaking research and gives advice on:
/> -Contraceptive advances -Lifestyle and factors that affect early pregnancy -Conception itself - the myths and the facts -Which vitamins and minerals are needed, including the use of folic acid -Advice for vegetarians -Sperm health -An overview of the causes of miscarriage This book aims to give potential parents all the tools they require before embarking on one of life's greatest adventures - conception, pregnancy and the birth of a healthy baby.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome is now extremely common with at least one in three adults being affected. A controlled diet is the most effective way to deal with this painful problem. A new title in the Eat to Beat series, following up on the enormous success of Eat to Beat Arthritis
This guide is a must for anybody who wants to control high blood pressure naturally. Sarah Brewer, respected doctor and Telegraph columnist, has teamed up with Michelle Berriedale-Johnson, a successful special diets cookery writer, to provide readers with a comprehensive self-treatment plan that includes 60 mouth-watering recipes.
We all have a 100 per cent chance of dying - eventually. But when are you most at risk? Which are the world's biggest killers? And what can you do to postpone the inevitable?
Death - A Survival Guide offers a unique insight into the biggest threats to life and limb in the industrialized world. Sarah Brewer's comprehensive and thorough survey of the most likely ways to die in the industrialized world looks at 100 causes of death from the most common such as heart disease, smoking related deaths and domestic accidents to the unusual and downright bizarre lightning strikes and animal attacks. This fascinating - and occasionally sideways - look at death and dying will help you understand the most common causes of death and how each one affects the human body.
View at a glance statistics reveal who dies where, when and how often; lists of warning signs, symptoms and risk factors allow you to determine the chances of it happening to you; and finally case studies on prevention, treatment and cures describe the best steps you can take to avoid meeting your maker in this way. Aeroplane crash; Anaphylactic shock; Aortic aneurysm; Brain tumour; Breast cancer; Creutzfeldt-Jacob disease; Dehydration; Dementia; Domestic accidents; Heart attack; Influenza; Malaria; Occupational hazards at work; Over-exertion; Pulmonary Embolism; Respiratory failure.
A bewildering range of vitamin, mineral and herbal supplements are now available, but legislation means that information about their health benefits cannot be given on packaging as it would constitute a health claim. Using a A - Z format Dr Sarah Brewer's guide details everything you need to know about the main vitamin, mineral and herbal supplements. It describes their benefits, possible side effects and contra-indications, together with research evidence to back their effectiveness. The second half of the book deals with over 150 individual health problems, including irritable bowel syndrome, menopause symptoms, chronic fatigue and arthritis, and suggests which supplements are likely to help.
A bewildering range of vitamin, mineral and herbal supplements is now widely available to us all, but information about their health benefits cannot be given on the packaging as it would constitute a health claim.In this jargon-free guide leading expert on sensible supplementation, Dr Sarah Brewer, sets out all you need to know about the main supplements, and suggests which to take for specific health problems. It includes:A-Z guide to 150 supplements for a brighter and healthier life.Clearly explains the benefits, possible side effects and contraindications.Thoroughly sets out the research evidence to back their efficacy.Recommends supplements for common problems such as IBS, chronic fatigue, recurrent candida and arthritis.Packed with clear and concise answers, this essential guide explains the use of supplements to maintain or improve your daily health.
It's estimated that up to 14 million British men and women suffer from stress - the number one reason for absenteeism at work. In America, this figure is nearly 50 million. A recent survey suggested that nearly 90% of all visits to GP surgeries in the UK were stress related. Some stress helps your body to prepare for certain challenges, so it's virtually impossible to live without any stress. But too much stress, especially if it's day in, day out, can cause serious physical and emotional problems. Cut Your Stress provides a 12-week programme proven to help you reduce your stress levels and includes answers to frequently asked questions, such as: b- What are the main causes of stress? b- I feel overwhelmed - how can I manage my time better? b- How can I relax after a tough day? b- Can stress affect my sleep patterns? b- What type of exercise is best for relieving stress? Cut Your Stress demystifies the subject of stress quickly, clearly and concisely. It is packed with accessible information about its causes and effects, as well as expert advice on management techniques such as the removal or alteration of the source of stress. Also covered are: learning to change how you see a stressful event; reducing the effect of stress on your body; and learning alternative ways of coping.
Cholesterol is a type of fat (lipid) made by the body. It is essential for good health and is found in every cell in the body. However, a high cholesterol level in the blood (hypercholesterolaemia) is associated with an increased risk of heart disease and stroke. Seven out of 10 people over the age of 45 have high cholesterol.bCut Your Cholesterol demystifies the subject quickly, clearly and concisely. Packed with accessible information about cholesterol and advice to help you identify if you have raised cholesterol levels, the book includes a clinically proven three-month programme to help you wash cholesterol out of your system and improve your cholesterol balance.
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.
For over forty years, Robert Gilmer's numerous articles and books have had a tremendous impact on research in commutative algebra. It is not an exaggeration to say that most articles published today in non-Noetherian ring theory, and some in Noetherian ring theory as well, originated in a topic that Gilmer either initiated or enriched by his work. This volume, a tribute to his work, consists of twenty-four articles authored by Robert Gilmer's most prominent students and followers. These articles combine surveys of past work by Gilmer and others, recent results which have never before seen print, open problems, and extensive bibliographies. In a concluding article, Robert Gilmer points out directions for future research, highlighting the open problems in the areas he considers of importance. Robert Gilmer's article is followed by the complete list of his published works, his mathematical genealogical tree, information on the writing of his four books, and reminiscences about Robert Gilmer's contributions to the stimulating research environment in commutative algebra at Florida State in the middle 1960s. The entire collection provides an in-depth overview of the topics of research in a significant and large area of commutative algebra.
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