Here are some of Dr. Duke's favorite health books. They are a great way to start or expand your personal health library.
|A Cup of Coffee with 10 Leading Chiropractors|
|By Dr. Ellan Duke and nine other chiropractors
Today’s chiropractor may be dubbed the “New Hero” in healthcare. Chiropractic care is about “preventive care” and helping your body do what it was designed to do, which is to take care of itself naturally.
In this book, we have brought together ten of America’s leading chiropractors to share with you their insights into chiropractic care and the effect it can have on your health. You will discover why a chiropractor should be one of your primary caregivers.
The benefits of chiropractic treatment can be remarkable. You will read stories that clearly show the help that chiropractic care can bring to a patient, even under some of the most dire circumstances.
Authors are 10 Chiropractors: David Friedman D.C., David VanDehey D.C., Daniel Grossman D.C., Puneet Arora D.C., John Gehnrich D.C., Ellan Duke D.C., Kenneth A. Frank D.C., Brian D. Reimer D.C., Christopher J. Bump D.C., Shan Twit D.C.
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|Chris Beat Cancer: A Comprehensive Plan for Healing Naturally|
|By Chris Wark
Colon cancer survivor who opted out of chemotherapy after surgery provides the toxin-free diet, lifestyle, and therapy guidelines he used to help himself heal.
Two days before Christmas and at 26 years old, Chris Wark was diagnosed with stage 3 colon cancer. He had surgery to remove a golf ball-sized tumor and a third of his colon. But after surgery, instead of the traditional chemotherapy, Wark decided to radically change his diet and lifestyle in order to promote health and healing in his body.
In Chris Beat Cancer, Wark describes his healing journey, exposes the corruption and ineffectiveness of the medical and cancer industries, and shares the strategies that he and many others have used to heal cancer. These strategies include adopting the Beat Cancer Mindset; radical diet and lifestyle changes; and mental, emotional, and spiritual healing, as well as advanced integrative therapies. Dually packed with an emotional punch and extensive healing solutions, Chris Beat Cancer will inspire and guide you on your own journey toward wellness.
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|The Aztec Diet
Chia Power: The Superfood That Gets You Skinny and Keeps You Healthy
|By Bob Arnot
Lose weight fast, boost energy levels, and improve overall well-being by eating the healthy, delicious foods that once nourished the ancient Aztecs with this high protein, low-fat diet that features the miraculous chia seed as its cornerstone.
While poor nutrition and disease abounded in medieval Europe, a civilization across the Atlantic built a vast empire throughout Central America, sustaining themselves on ancient grains during long journeys and frequent battles. Crucial to their high-protein, low-fat diet was a superfood called chia. These remarkable little seeds are packed with a 8 times the omega-3’s of salmon, 6 times more calcium than milk, 3 times more iron than spinach, 15 times more magnesium than broccoli, 4 times more selenium than flax, and 5 grams of fiber in just 70 calories, making them nutritive dynamite.
In this highly readable, easy-to-follow diet book, Dr. Bob Arnot shows readers how to lose weight, boost their energy levels, and improve their sense of well-being by eating the healthy, delicious foods that nourished the ancient Aztecs. With chia at its center, this diet features foods with few fats and oils, no refined sugars, no wheat, and foods that are high in protein. Readers will not only reset their metabolism and drop pounds, but they will also feel more energized and clear-headed. The three phase plan allows readers to jump-start their weight loss with a two-week chia smoothie quick-start. The second phase, with a mix of chia smoothies and solid meals, will leave readers feeling revitalized and still shedding pounds. The final phase shows readers how to flexibly sustain a new, healthy lifestyle.
We’ve all heard the dangers of the modern Western diet-obesity, heart disease, diabetes. But Dr. Bob Arnot points out that it leads to so much more, such as raging internal inflammation and wild fluctuations in our blood sugar that affect our mood, energy levels, and sense of wellbeing on a daily basis. Arnot presents an easy, delicious, and flexible set of healthy swaps, meal plans, and superfood additions to combat this dangerous cycle of poor diet, health problems, and low energy that will make you look and feel like an entirely new person.
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|The Purpose Driven Life
What on Earth Am I Here For?
|By Rick Warren
The New York Times #1 bestselling book by Pastor Rick Warren that helps you understand the purpose of your life.
As one of the bestselling nonfiction books in history, with more than 35 million copies sold, and more than 70 translations available, The Purpose Driven Life is far more than just a book; it's the road map for your spiritual journey. A journey that will transform your life.
"Movie stars and political leaders aren't the only ones turning to Rick Warren for spiritual guidance. Millions of people--from NBA and LPGA players to corporate executives to high school students to prison inmates--meet regularly to discuss The Purpose Driven Life.” --Time
In The Purpose Driven Life you'll find the answers to three of life's most important questions:
You will discover the five benefits of knowing your purpose:
Before you were born, God already planned your life. God longs for you to discover the life he created you to live--here on earth, and forever in eternity. Let The Purpose Driven Life show you how.
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|Mind Over Meds|
|By Andrew Weil, M.D.
Know When Drugs Are Necessary, When Alternatives Are Better-and When to Let Your Body Heal on Its Own
Too many Americans are taking too many drugs -- and it's costing us our health, happiness, and lives.
Prescription drug use in America has increased tenfold in the past 50 years, and over-the-counter drug use has risen just as dramatically. In addition to the dozens of medications we take to treat serious illnesses, we take drugs to help us sleep, to keep us awake, to keep our noses from running, our backs from aching, and our minds from racing. Name a symptom, there's a pill to suppress it.
Modern drugs can be miraculously life-saving, and many illnesses demand their use. But what happens when our reliance on powerful pharmaceuticals blinds us to their risks? Painful side effects and dependency are common, and adverse drug reactions are America's fourth leading cause of death.
In Mind over Meds, bestselling author Dr. Andrew Weil alerts readers to the problem of overmedication, and outlines when medicine is necessary, and when it is not. Dr. Weil examines how we came to be so drastically overmedicated, presents science that proves drugs aren't always the best option, and provides reliable integrative medicine approaches to treating common ailments like high blood pressure, allergies, depression, and even the common cold. With case histories, healthy alternative treatments, and input from other leading physicians, Mind over Meds is the go-to resource for anyone who is sick and tired of being sick and tired.
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|The Hormone Cure|
|By Sara Gottfried, M.D.
Reclaim Balance, Sleep and Sex Drive; Lose Weight; Feel Focused, Vital, and Energized Naturally.
The New York Times bestselling guide to hormone balance that helps women of all ages achieve increased energy, resilience, vitality, and sensuality through science-based natural therapies.
All too often women are told that feeling moody, asexual, tapped out, dried up, stressed out, and sleep deprived is just a part of being female. Or they’re led to believe that the answer can be found only at the bottom of a bottle of prescription pills. Dr. Sara Gottfried, a Harvard-educated physician and nationally recognized, board-certified gynecologist, refuses to accept that being a woman means feeling overwhelmed or that popping pills is the new normal. In The Hormone Cure, she shares the unique hormone-balancing program that she has used to help thousands of women reclaim wellness, verve, and optimal health.
Combining natural therapies with rigorous scientific testing and using an informative questionnaire to identify the common causes of hormonal imbalance, Dr. Gottfried provides an individualized plan in nonjudgmental and thoughtful language. Based on ten years’ study of cutting-edge medical research as a specialist in functional and integrative therapies, Dr. Gottfried’s three-tiered treatment strategy includes:
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|Iodine : Why You Need It, Why You Can't Live Without It|
|by David Brownstein, M.D.
Iodine is the most misunderstood nutrient. After 17 years of practicing medicine, I can say that it is impossible to achieve your optimal health if you do not have adequate iodine levels. I have yet to see any item that is more important to promoting health or optimizing the function of the immune system than iodine.
Learn what forms of iodine you need and why there is not enough iodine in salt. See how iodine can help: breast cancer, fibrocystic breast disease, detoxification, fatigue, Graves' disease, and Hashimoto's disease. Find out why iodine deficiency may be the root cause of thyroid problems including hypothyroidism and thyroid cancer.
Discover how to get iodine in your diet and improve your immune system.
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|NutriSearch Comparative Guide to Nutritional Supplements for the Americas|
|By Lyle MacWilliam
The Comparative Guide to Nutritional SupplementsTM, 6th edition, is far more than an update: the guide has been completely rewritten in light of recent groundbreaking discoveries from the world of nutritional research. A huge change in our scientific understanding of how dietary antioxidants really work required a huge change in the guide; with the release of our latest edition, this is just what NutriSearch provides.
Very recent scientific evidence has now established that most dietary antioxidants do not work the way we thought they did. Rather than confront aggressive and powerful free radicals in direct hand-to-hand combat, biologically relevant antioxidants activate the cell s own HEAVY GUNS its endogenous antioxidant defences, honed over two billion years of evolution.
This emergent scientific understanding in cellular antioxidant defence is a real game-changer. It presents a quantum perceptual leap a paradigm shift for an industry where very few players are even aware that the game itself has been transformed.
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|Water: For Health, for Healing, for Life:
You're Not Sick, You're Thirsty!
|By F. Batmanghelidj, M.D.
From the author of the self-published sensation Your Body's Many Cries for Water comes an all new book expanding on the healing powers of water.
Asthma, allergies, arthritis, hypertension, depression, headaches, diabetes, obesity, and MS. These are just some of the conditions and diseases that are caused by persistent dehydration. But there is a miracle solution that is readily available, all natural, and free: water.
In WATER: FOR HEALTH, FOR HEALING, FOR LIFE, Dr. F. Batmanghelidj reveals how easy it is to obtain optimum health by drinking more water and supports his claims with over 20 years of clinical and scientific research. Thirsty readers will discover what they never knew, that water can actually:
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|The Joy of Yoga|
|By Emma Silverman
Fifty Sequences for Your Home and Studio Practice Kindle Edition
Thousands of people take time out of their busy schedules every day to attend yoga classes where they learn postures and breathing techniques that make them feel more energized and balanced. Thousands of other people, however, have yet to find the time in their days to do anything but work, study, or chase after their children. In The Joy of Yoga, author and expert Emma Silverman teaches readers how to take advantage of the health benefits yoga offers even when they can’t make it to regularly scheduled classes.
The Joy of Yoga offers short sequences that readers can perform while seated on airplanes, standing at the bus stop, or even while waiting for water to boil. In addition, it also includes sequences to help with daily aches, pains, and annoyances, such as tired feet, sensitive wrists, neck and shoulder tension, anxiety, and even heartbreak. Weekend gardeners, runners, musicians, and waiters/waitresses will also find exercises that will help ease the tension in their muscles after long hours of work or play.
The Joy of Yoga also provides step-by-step instructions and photographs on asana (postures) and pranayama (breathing techniques) for fifty sequences; lists the benefits of each sequence and include helpful information about modifications for poses; and encourages readers to create sequences on their own, using the sequences in the book as starting points.
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|The Longevity Book|
|by Cameron Diaz
The Science of Aging, the Biology of Strength, and the Privilege of Time
Cameron Diaz follows up her #1 New York Times bestseller, The Body Book, with a personal, practical, and authoritative guide that examines the art and science of growing older and offers concrete steps women can take to create abundant health and resilience as they age.
Cameron Diaz wrote The Body Book to help educate young women about how their bodies function, empowering them to make better-informed choices about their health and encouraging them to look beyond the latest health trends to understand their bodies at the cellular level. She interviewed doctors, scientists, nutritionists, and a host of other experts, and shared what she’d learned—and what she wished she’d known twenty years earlier.
Now Cameron continues the journey she began, opening a conversation with her peers on an essential topic that that for too long has been taboo in our society: the aging female body. In The Longevity Book, she shares the latest scientific research on how and why we age, synthesizing insights from top medical experts and with her own thoughts, opinions, and experiences.
The Longevity Book explores what history, biology, neuroscience, and the women’s health movement can teach us about maintaining optimal health as we transition from our thirties to midlife. From understanding how growing older impacts various bodily systems to the biological differences in the way aging effects men and women; the latest science on telomeres and slowing the rate of cognitive decline to how meditation heals us and why love, friendship, and laughter matter for health, The Longevity Book offers an all-encompassing, holistic look at how the female body ages—and what we can all do to age better.
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