Reclaiming Our Health

Says Gourdine, “I wrote this book to empower our community to solve our own health problems and save our own lives.”

Reclaiming Our Health

Author: Michelle A. Gourdine

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300171838

Page: 207

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“An interactive and empowering book” to help African American men and women create a new vision of better health and navigate the health care system (BET.com). According to the federal Office of Minority Health, African Americans “are affected by serious diseases and health conditions at far greater rates than other Americans.” In fact, African Americans suffer an estimated 85,000 excess deaths every year from diseases we know how to prevent: heart disease, stroke, cancer, high blood pressure, and diabetes. In this important and accessible book, Dr. Michelle Gourdine provides African Americans with the knowledge and guidance they need to take charge of their wellbeing. Reclaiming Our Health begins with an overview of the primary health concerns facing African Americans and explains who is at greatest risk of illness. Expanding on her career and life experiences as an African American physician, Dr. Gourdine presents key insights into the ways African American culture shapes health choices—how beliefs, traditions, and values can influence eating choices, exercise habits, and even the decision to seek medical attention. She translates extensive research into practical information and presents readers with concrete steps for achieving a healthier lifestyle, as well as strategies for navigating the health-care system. This interactive guide with illustrations is a vital resource for every African American on how to live a healthier and more empowered life, and an indispensable handbook for health-care providers, policy makers, and others working to close the health gap among people of color. Says Gourdine, “I wrote this book to empower our community to solve our own health problems and save our own lives.”

How Nature Contributes to Our Health Happiness and Sustainability

Emerging research on human-nature relationships indicates a greater connection to the planet than once thought.

How Nature Contributes to Our Health  Happiness  and Sustainability

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Emerging research on human-nature relationships indicates a greater connection to the planet than once thought. It has been shown that the natural environment, or even images of nature, can have benefits for our physical and psychological health, as well as promote sustainable behaviour. Current findings on the role of nature in promoting well-being offer a potential 'happy path to sustainability' through more nature-related individual actions and public policy.This 60 minute recorded webinar discusses this new research and the impact that nature connectedness could have on individuals as well as organizations.

Reclaiming Our Health

The author calls for a revolution in health care, criticizing its hostility to alternative medicine and its bias against women

Reclaiming Our Health

Author: John Robbins

Publisher: H J Kramer

ISBN: 9780915811809

Page: 420

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The author calls for a revolution in health care, criticizing its hostility to alternative medicine and its bias against women

Health Care Under the Knife

Disobedience : doctor workers unite! / Howard Waitzkin -- Becoming employees : the deprofessionalization and emerging social class position of health professionals / Matt Anderson -- The degradation of medical labor and the meaning of ...

Health Care Under the Knife

Author: Howard Waitzkin

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 1583676759

Page: 344

View: 123

Disobedience : doctor workers unite! / Howard Waitzkin -- Becoming employees : the deprofessionalization and emerging social class position of health professionals / Matt Anderson -- The degradation of medical labor and the meaning of quality in health care / Gordon Schiff and Sarah Winch -- The political economy of health reform / David Himmelstein and Steffie Woolhandler -- The transformation of the medical industrial complex : financialization, the corporate sector, and monopoly capital / Matt Anderson and Robb Burlage -- The pharmaceutical industry in the context of contemporary capitalism / Joel Lexchin -- Obamacare : the neoliberal model comes home to roost in the United States, if we let it / Howard Waitzkin and Ida Hellander -- Austerity and health / Adam Gaffney and Carles Muntaner -- Imperialism's health component / Howard Waitzkin and Rebeca Jasso-Aguilar -- U.S. philanthrocapitalism and the global health agenda : the Rockefeller and Gates foundations, past and present / Anne-Emanuelle Birn and Judith Richter -- Resisting the imperial order and building an alternative future in medicine and public health / Rebeca Jasso-Aguilar and Howard Waitzkin -- The failure of Obamacare and a revision of the single payer proposal after a quarter century of struggle / Adam Gaffney, David Himmelstein, and Steffie Woolhandler -- Overcoming pathological normalcy : mental health challenges in the coming transformation / Carl Ratner -- Confronting the social and environmental determinants of health / Carles Muntaner and Rob Wallace -- Conclusion : moving beyond capitalism for our health / Adam Gaffney and Howard Waitzkin

To Our Health

"A gluten free / dairy free nutrient dense proper food combining whole foods guide to a lifestyle of wellness"--Cover.

To Our Health

Author: Denise Souza

Publisher: Torchflame Books

ISBN: 9781611530315

Page: 230

View: 502

To Our Health is a blueprint for wellness with all the tools to build a strong, healthy body and vibrant lifestyle. While there are many books focusing on gluten-free, dairy-free, proper food combining, and over all nutrition, To Our Health is the first to combine all of these wellness-relevant lifestyles. With wellness and vibrancy as the goal, To Our Health recipes are also free of nightshade vegetables and low in salt, fats and animal protein. To Our Health offers crucial insight into the reasons behind the lifestyle requirements, answering questions of what, why, and how as well as offering easy tips to expand the recipes in this book, ensuring a seemingly endless array of delicious, healthy meals. A complete 21-Day Meal Plan takes the guesswork out of making the switch and helps you be successful from day one.

Hazardous to Our Health

Assembling the work of three outstanding scholars, Hazardous to Our Health? provides a lucid and comprehensive examination of the FDA: How has the FDA acquired its vast powers? What have been the effects of the FDA?

Hazardous to Our Health

Author: Ronald W. Hansen

Publisher: Independent Studies in Politic

ISBN: 9780945999416

Page: 113

View: 534

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is one of the most powerful of federal regulatory agencies, if not the most powerful, regulating about 25 per cent of all consumer goods in the United States. It routinely makes decisions that determine the well-being of millions of people in the United States and around the world concerning foods, drugs, medical devices, and dietary supplements. Although the FDA was created to protect the public, could its actual operations have the opposite effect, causing enormous harm to public health? Assembling the work of three outstanding scholars, Hazardous to Our Health? provides a lucid and comprehensive examination of the FDA: How has the FDA acquired its vast powers? What have been the effects of the FDA? Why has the FDA failed to achieve its goals? Who actually benefits and loses from the FDA? How has the FDA defended itself against criticism? What real alternatives exist to the FDA? and much more. Hazardous to Our Health? goes beyond mere assumptions, conjectures, and political predilections to examine the facts and findings of independent authorities. Providing far more than just an account of the past and a warning for the future, this powe

Exposed

Marshalling a decade of research, Christopher Robertson shows why this model is dysfunctional and offers ideas for improvement.

Exposed

Author: Christopher T. Robertson

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 067424317X

Page: 224

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Democrats and Republicans fight endlessly over health care, but neither side disputes one of the system’s most basic flaws: the foisting on patients of substantial costs through deductibles, copayments, and coinsurance. Marshalling a decade of research, Christopher Robertson shows why this model is dysfunctional and offers ideas for improvement.

Food as Medicine Everyday

Now, we have a source of solid information that helps us understand how to eat and its impact on our health. Read this book to learn how to bring real food back into your life in a delicious way.

Food as Medicine Everyday

Author: Nd Julie Briley

Publisher: Ncnm Press

ISBN: 9780977143566

Page: 264

View: 845

"Food as medicine" is a powerful approach to health and healing, intimately woven into naturopathic medical education. "Food As Medicine Everyday: Reclaim Your Health With Whole Foods" is thoroughly researched, beautifully written and elegantly illustrated. Dr. Jackson and Dr. Briley remind us that poor dietary choices are a major element in the exploding issues of chronic disease. They also remind us that food is medicine, and a big part of the solution. "Drs. Julie Briley and Courtney Jackson have filled an enormous gap in the field of medical nutrition. They offer for the first time a well documented, but easy-to-read, pathway to healthy eating that can be trusted by everyone." -Kent Thornburg, PhD Director, Bob and Charlee Moore Institute of Nutrition and Wellness, Oregon Health & Science University "Drs. Briley and Jackson make critically needed connections between food choices and the real world dangers of illness that will provoke both thought and lifestyle changes. Their simple to follow and effective eating plan, including recipes, makes sense for anyone. Health seekers will treasure this delightful book, because it offers a compelling avenue for improved vigor and vitality." -Jessica Black, ND." Author of "The Anti-Inflammation Diet and Recipe Book" and "The Freedom Diet." "We have lost our way when it comes to the basic need of feeding ourselves and our families. We are inundated with conflicting advice about what we should and should not eat. Now, we have a source of solid information that helps us understand how to eat and its impact on our health. Read this book to learn how to bring real food back into your life in a delicious way." -Chef Alphonso Rosas, CCP The Organic Chef ""Food As Medicine Everyday" complements the theory of inflammation which is the basic mechanism that triggers our most urgent health threats: heart attack and stroke. The best way to treat cardiovascular disease is to prevent it by taking ownership of our health through disciplined lifestyle choices. Thank you Dr. Jackson and Dr. Briley for providing elegant education and credible insight with helpful tools for making healthy choices." -Tracy Stevens, MD Cardiologist, Saint Luke's Mid America Heart Institute Medical Director of Muriel I. Kauffman Women's Heart Center "To avoid illness and early death, we will have to rediscover the importance of real nutrients in whole foods. Drs. Briley and Jackson's guide is excellent for anyone committing to health through good food. Going back to our roots can scoot us ahead." -Jonn Matsen, ND Author of "Eating Alive: Prevention Thru Good Digestion," "Eating Alive II: Curing the Incurable, The Secrets to Great Health." ""Food As Medicine Everyday" is not a diet book, but a clearly written guide to improve well-being by making healthy lifestyle choices. This phenomenal tool provides strategies needed for a balanced approach to eating. Everyone should read this. The evidence is clear--food and nutrition significantly impact our health." -Andrew Erlandsen, ND Chair, Graduate Nutrition Program, NCNM"

Your Health and Your Privacy

Protecting Health Information in a Digital World : Hearing Before the
Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology and the Law ... when privacy and security
incidents are brought to our attention by the media , government agencies , or
other sources .

Your Health and Your Privacy

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology and the Law

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Page: 85

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Food Fix

An indispensable guide to food, our most powerful tool to reverse the global epidemic of chronic disease, heal the environment, reform politics, and revive economies, from #1 New York Times bestselling author Mark Hyman, MD -- "Read this ...

Food Fix

Author: Dr. Mark Hyman

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0316453153

Page: 400

View: 567

An indispensable guide to food, our most powerful tool to reverse the global epidemic of chronic disease, heal the environment, reform politics, and revive economies, from #1 New York Times bestselling author Mark Hyman, MD -- "Read this book if you're ready to change the world" (Tim Ryan, US Representative). What we eat has tremendous implications not just for our waistlines, but also for the planet, society, and the global economy. What we do to our bodies, we do to the planet; and what we do to the planet, we do to our bodies. In Food Fix, #1 bestselling author Mark Hyman explains how our food and agriculture policies are corrupted by money and lobbies that drive our biggest global crises: the spread of obesity and food-related chronic disease, climate change, poverty, violence, educational achievement gaps, and more. Pairing the latest developments in nutritional and environmental science with an unflinching look at the dark realities of the global food system and the policies that make it possible, Food Fix is a hard-hitting manifesto that will change the way you think about -- and eat -- food forever, and will provide solutions for citizens, businesses, and policy makers to create a healthier world, society, and planet.

3S and Our Health A Short Guide to a Rewarding Life

Ever wanted more energy in your day? This book is for you and it does not sell you anything other than a compelling reason to Avoid 3S and Adopt 3S for a healthy and energetic life.

3S and Our Health  A Short Guide to a Rewarding Life

Author: Raghuraj Rajendran

Publisher: Notion Press

ISBN: 9781647600921

Page: 52

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Ever felt that you are not losing weight despite effort? Ever thought you need more complete sleep that refreshes you ? Ever imagined if there is a way to keep you out of the danger zone in diabetes? Ever wanted more energy in your day? This book is for you and it does not sell you anything other than a compelling reason to Avoid 3S and Adopt 3S for a healthy and energetic life.

Our Hormones Our Health

So why don’t more of us know that help is at hand? Why are we still being told that we have to put up with these conditions? Our Hormones, Our Health is written by two doctors who draw on their experience as practitioners, and as women.

Our Hormones  Our Health

Author: Susanne Esche-Belke

Publisher: Scribe Publications

ISBN: 1925938751

Page: 352

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A handbook for how we can use the power of our hormones to master any stage of life. Joint pain, weight gain, migraines, acne, sleepless nights, loss of libido — all of these and more can be caused by hormone imbalances. Our health is impacted by our hormones all the way through our lives. So why do we often assume they’re mainly ‘a menopause thing’, and wait until hot flushes arrive before we take them seriously? Many women who experience hormone-related symptoms find that they aren’t acknowledged or treated until menopause hits, despite the impact they can have years before this, on all aspects of our lives. With advances in medical science, however, effective new treatment options are available, including modern hormone replacement therapy (HRT), diet, and exercise. So why don’t more of us know that help is at hand? Why are we still being told that we have to put up with these conditions? Our Hormones, Our Health is written by two doctors who draw on their experience as practitioners, and as women. With the aid of pioneering research from epigenetics, stress medicine, nutritional medicine, and modern HRT, they show us how we can live with health and happiness — no matter what our age.

Eight Questions You Should Ask About Our Health Care System

Summary Our health care system behaves almost whimsically in terms of the way
treatments get recommended and used. What treatment you receive (if any) may
depend as much on where you live and what doctors you use as your actual ...

Eight Questions You Should Ask About Our Health Care System

Author: Charles E. Phelps

Publisher: Hoover Press

ISBN: 0817910565

Page: 162

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Charles E. Phelps provides a comprehensive look at our health care system, including how the current system evolved, how the health care sector behaves, and a detailed analysis of "the good, the bad, and the ugly" parts of the system—from technological advances (the "good") to variations in treatment patterns (the "bad") to hidden costs and perverse incentives (the "ugly"). He shows that much of the cost of health care ultimately derives from our own lifestyle choices and thus that education may well be the most powerful form of health reform we can envision.

Eating Ourselves Sick

This is not a diet book. Meticulously researched and compellingly argued, Eating Ourselves Sick shines a light on the powerful forces that stand between us and a healthy diet.

Eating Ourselves Sick

Author: Louise Stephen

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781525240294

Page: 500

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Our diet has changed radically in the space of 100 years. We have swapped home-cooked food made with whole ingredients for processed food made from sugar, seed oils and refined wheat. Modern-day food is cheap, convenient and accessible, but also hugely destructive to our health. Former business consultant Louise Stephen developed an autoimmune disease in her early thirties, which led to renal failure and a kidney transplant. As a middle-class professional from a wealthy Western country, she was perplexed as to how she had become so ill. She started to investigate, using her business and research skills to find out what she could about diet and how it relates to health. What she uncovered will change the way you think about processed food - frozen dinners, breakfast cereals, packaged snacks, dips, flavoured drinks, bottled sauces - and the industry that is profiting from the commodification and toxication of our food supply. Stephen shows us how Big Food is picking up where Big Tobacco left off, employing skilful marketing to nudge us towards increasingly processed food, while hoping we'll fail to notice the commensurate rise in obesity and decline in health. Stephen reveals how governments and peak health bodies are often powerless to intervene and, even worse, are sometimes complicit in convincing us to ditch our wholefood ingredients for factory-made products. This is not a diet book. Meticulously researched and compellingly argued, Eating Ourselves Sick shines a light on the powerful forces that stand between us and a healthy diet.

Harvard Medical School Family Health Guide

An accessible guide to family health care discusses drug interactions, symptoms, first aid, and how to choose a family doctor, including a new research about hormone therapy and heart surgery.

Harvard Medical School Family Health Guide

Author: Anthony L. Komaroff

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780684863733

Page: 1312

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An accessible guide to family health care discusses drug interactions, symptoms, first aid, and how to choose a family doctor, including a new research about hormone therapy and heart surgery.

Environmental Factors Affecting Human Health

Raising the average human lifespan by a decade or more will change our world. The future is not about whether this will happen; it is about what we should do when it happens.

Environmental Factors Affecting Human Health

Author: Ivan Uher

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 1789855276

Page: 190

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Raising the average human lifespan by a decade or more will change our world. The future is not about whether this will happen; it is about what we should do when it happens. Even the most pessimistic assertions about the future of our environment are underestimating the extent of the problem. There is simply no model in which more years of life does not equate to more people and in which that does not lead to more crowding, environmental degradation, more consumption, and more waste. Hence, as we prolong life, these environmental crises will be further exacerbated. With current diets and production practices, feeding 7,6 billion people is degrading terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems, depleting water resources, and driving climate changes. The challenges of today are not just population, and it’s not just consumption, it is waste also. Thanks to things such as cars, planes, big homes, deforestation and so forth, the annual carbon dioxide emissions of an average are three times as high as it should be. It is likely that this signals that the current level of dividends is unsustainable, hence, we use and return little of value to our natural world. In our book, we address the questions related to environmental health challenges that include contamination of air, water, and soil, and car transportation. In order to better understand natural, industrial, and social-environmental hazards, we have to think of them in a broader context (i.e., physical, chemical, biological, and cultural). We hope that the presented publication gives the reader a broader perspective on the issues related to environmental health challenges in contemporary society in the coming years.

NHS Plc

An analysis of the transition from universal, publicly funded health care to New Labour s application of market principles: a national institution reaching crisis point and a key lesson for those concerned with health care everywhere.

NHS Plc

Author: Allyson Pollock

Publisher: Verso

ISBN: 9781844675395

Page: 319

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An analysis of the transition from universal, publicly funded health care to New Labour s application of market principles: a national institution reaching crisis point and a key lesson for those concerned with health care everywhere.

Is Religion Good for Your Health

Is Religion Good for Your Health? takes you deep into the heart of the ageless debate on the importance of religion and faith to physical and mental health.

Is Religion Good for Your Health

Author: Harold G Koenig

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317971264

Page: 156

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Is Religion Good for Your Health? takes you deep into the heart of the ageless debate on the importance of religion and faith to physical and mental health. On the one hand, you will learn about important research findings from cross-sectional, longitudinal, and intervention studies that have demonstrated positive effects of religious belief on both mental and physical health. On the other hand, you will learn how the vast clinical experiences of leading health experts suggest that religion can have negative effects on health. Integral to the book’s exploration of the relationship between health and religion are the trends that have occurred in society over the last century. You will learn about significant demographic changes, changes in health and health care, and shifts in values, attitudes, and religious conviction, all of which have direct implications for health care providers, the clergy, the “baby boomers,” and older adults. From Author Harold Koenig, a leading expert on religion and health who has frequently been interviewed by major broadcasting networks such as ABC, National Public Radio, the British Broadcasting Corporation, NBC, CBS, and “Ivanhoe Broadcast News,” you will also learn about: pathological uses of religion the need for cooperation and collaboration between health and religious professionals studies on the relationship of religious beliefs and practice to physical conditions such as blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, and cancer links between religious behavior and depression, anxiety, and drug use the waning of religion’s influence in America first-hand accounts from patients who have faced painful and/or life-threatening illness As Is Religion Good for Your Health? analyzes the pathological aspects of religion, you will begin to understand how religious beliefs have the capacity to strongly influence people’s lives and their health, whether positively or negatively. Health care providers, public policy experts, religious professionals, medical researchers, and medical students will find the book’s overview of the issues at stake, particularly the implications for our public health care system, crucial to the advancement of health care practice into the next century.