Medicine

Popular Medicine & Health Books

  • WWWM
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    If you have an ailment or illness and want to identify it quickly while at home, this is the guide for you.

    It has an easy-to-follow, visual symptom checker that will help you recognise the symptoms of what might be wrong and what you should do.

    The head-to-toe visual diagnostic guides will also help you recognise situations that are urgent or potentially life-threatening.
  • AUCBY
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    The new edition of the BMA Complete Home Medical Guide is a jargon-free medical reference book that gives you all the information you need to help safeguard the present and future well-being of your family. From viral infections to immune disorders, this essential medical guide contains in-depth coverage of over 750 medical conditions, with explanations of causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention. This medical encyclopedia contains easy-to-use symptom charts for self-diagnosis and a separate section on child diseases and symptoms to safeguard the whole family's health. This edition is fully up-to-date with the latest medical information and advances, with over 1,800 images for reference. The most comprehensive and accessible health and medical guide around, this is a must for every home. Previous edition ISBN 9781405348836
  • BLQRZ
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    A revolutionary, yet simple guide to better health from the star of BBC1's Doctor in the House.In The Four Pillar Plan, Dr Rangan Chatterjee presents an easily accessible plan for taking control of your health and your life.Everyday health revolves around Dr Chatterjee's four pillars: relaxation, food, sleep and movement. By making small, achievable changes in each of these key areas you can create and maintain good health - and avoid illness.It's not about excelling at any one pillar - what matters is the balance across all the things you do, including:* an electronic 'sabbath' once a week* aiming for 12 hours every day without food* exposure to sunlight first thing each morningBased on cutting edge research and his own experiences as a doctor, this book contains fascinating case studies from real patients. Practical and potentially life-changing, The Four Pillar Plan is an inspiring and easy-to-follow guide to better health and happiness.
  • ALVMZ
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    This is an A-Z BMA visual guide to over 7,000 medical terms including symptoms, diseases, drugs and treatments. This new, revised sixth edition of the BMA's bestselling and definitive medical reference guide brings authoritative and up-to-date medical knowledge into your home. Stay up-to-date with medical advances and advice; from new developments in travel immunizations to the most recent guidelines for antenatal screening and the latest recommendations for breast awareness. It includes 3,000 diseases, disorders, conditions and symptoms, information on diagnosis & treatment, a wide range of drugs & tests, new & established surgical procedures and explanations of medical terms. Using jargon-free language and an easy-to-use A-Z format, 7,000 entries and more than 800 illustrations, this fully revised and updated edition remains the definitive medical reference book for every family.
  • AZPBY
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    Delicious recipes and the ultimate wellbeing plan for a healthy gut in 6 weeks. 'A better gut means better health. It really is that simple. And it works at every level of the body, as friendly microbes affect not only the digestion of our food but also brain health, mood, emotions, energy levels, ageing, weight loss and so much more. Understanding this can give us the blueprint for a longer, happier, healthier life.' Liz Earle, MBE is one of the world's most respected and trusted authorities on wellbeing. Following on from her popular 6-week guide Skin, Liz now reveals a brand-new plan to detox, cleanse and nourish the digestive system to improve your inner health and outer beauty. Packed with the latest science and beautifully illustrated throughout, The Good Gut Guide provides practical advice on pre- and probiotics, fermented foods and how best to address your individual needs and goals - whether these be specific to life stage, a long-standing health issue or weight loss. An expert in feel-good food and eating well to look your best, Liz also shares 80 nutritious recipes - including many suitable for vegetarians - to help you achieve wellbeing from within.
  • AUWYW
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    This companion to 5:2 Fast Diet author Dr Michael Mosley's 8-Week Blood Sugar Diet book is bursting with low-cal and low-carb recipes that are good for you and easy to make.

    Compiled by by Mosley's wife Dr Claire Bailey and Dr Sarah Schenker, this book's recipes range from quick breakfasts to satisfying suppers and follow the Mediterranean style of eating that is now proven to help your health.

    It's a great cookbook, whether you're thinking of taking on a full 8-week diet plan to reverse your diabetes or simply looking to keep your blood sugar levels in check.
  • BGZWU
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    Jim Curtis, President of Remedy Health Media, business coach and patient advocate has created a comprehensive guide to living fearlessly with chronic illness, stress and personal setbacks. The Stimulati Experience teaches anyone who is suffering how to restore their health and happiness by changing the stories they tell and releasing shame while building self-worth and purpose in life. Jim knows pain. For the past 20 years, he has battled a mysterious chronic illness with debilitating symptoms. Like many, he grew accustomed to living in denial and despair. But when painkillers and a myriad of medical therapies couldn't resolve his pain or restore mobility, Jim sought answers elsewhere. With the help of the extraordinary people he calls The Stimulati, Jim learned that he was more than his struggle. His journey to discover who he was and how he could recover transformed his life sentence of suffering to one filled with better health, joy, and purpose. In The Stimulati Experience, readers both with and without chronic illness learn how to achieve better health and an abundance of happiness. The book distills a unique, nine-step program that is both grounded in the latest scientific research as well as Jim's often wild experiences. By combining these lessons Jim moved from utter despair, singular thinking and pain to abundance, excitement, and ease. And through this deliberate work, he recreated a life filled with power, success, purpose and meaning. Packed with dozens of personal stories from other inspiring individuals Jim has met, and 20 experiential lessons he has learned, The Stimulati Experience will help anyone achieve optimal health and purpose in life.
  • ARHUX
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    Professor Alf Nicholson FRCPI, FRCPCH and Grainne O'Malley want to empower parents to help their sick children. Parents can do more to help if they have reliable information at hand. Alf Nicholson knows, from over 20 years' experience of working with children, that most ailments are minor and can often be treated at home. When Your Child is Sick catalogues the top 20 ailments your child will face as he/she grows. This handy reference book will help you identify what's wrong, how to treat the illness at home and how to know when you need to call a doctor. One of the most common questions Alf is asked by parents is, 'Is this normal?' To answer those questions there is a chapter on the normal stages of development. There are also sections that focus on the 'new illnesses' of childhood that can often be controversial: obesity, asthma, allergies and ADHD. This new and revised edition contains extra information on adolescent health and mental health. There is also a guide to what every home medicine cabinet should contain (besides a copy of this book!).
  • BMIVW
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    The Fountain: How to Make 60 the New 30 is a sensible, comprehensive, and scientifically based approach to aging that includes the diet, supplements, exercise, mental training, and new medications to help us all live longer, happier, healthier, and more productive lives. Written by a top national health expert and media pundit, board-certified orthopedic surgeon Rocco Monto, MD, with a foreword from Bill Mahr, it explains why we age so poorly now and how the latest breakthroughs in science and medicine can help change this. Through a blending of fascinating stories with new research findings, illustrations, infographics, and exclusive interviews, readers will learn how aging really works and discover practical ways to hack the system. The book debunks long-held diet and fitness myths while highlighting safe, effective therapies backed by cutting-edge research. Interlacing the clinical with the cultural, this reference is as entertaining as it is helpful. A compass to navigating life's challenges, The Fountain will ignite a satisfying and meaningful approach to living for readers of all ages. Dr. Monto's common sense, actionable advice, biting humor, and savvy insight will make him a trusted source and media favorite while he cultivates a broad, enthusiastic audience that will follow him for many years to come.
  • BDBYJ
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    Trigger point therapy is one of the fastest-growing and most effective pain therapies in the world. Medical doctors, chiropractors, physical therapists, and massage therapists are all beginning to use this technique to relieve patients' formerly undiagnosable muscle and joint pain, both conditions that studies have shown to be the cause of nearly 25 percent of all doctor visits. This book addresses the problem of myofascial trigger points-tiny contraction knots that develop in a muscle when it is injured or overworked. Restricted circulation and lack of oxygen in these points cause referred pain. Massage of the trigger is the safest, most natural, and most effective form of pain therapy. Trigger points create pain throughout the body in predictable patterns characteristic to each muscle, producing discomfort ranging from mild to severe. Trigger point massage increases circulation and oxygenation in the area and often produces instant relief. The Trigger Point Therapy Workbook, Third Edition, has made a huge impact among health professionals and the public alike, becoming an overnight classic in the field of pain relief. This edition includes a new chapter by the now deceased author, Clair Davies' daughter, Amber Davies, who is passionate about continuing her father's legacy. The new edition also includes postural assessments and muscle tests, an illustrated index of symptoms, and clinical technique drawings and descriptions to assist both practitioners and regular readers in assessing and treating trigger points.
  • BMPXT
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    A decade ago, after suffering from life-threatening autoimmune disorders, Hollywood actress Shiva Rose set out to discover a more holistic way to natural health and beauty. Growing her own organic herbs and flowers; mixing creams, lotions, and tonics; and following Ayurvedic practices and creating mindful rituals, she has not only healed her life but has also become a leader and entrepreneur in the world of all-natural beauty and lifestyle. Whole Beauty is her radiant next step, a practical, inspiring, stunningly beautiful guide to following a whole beauty practice at home. Here is the recipe for Rose's iconic rose hip facial serum, as well as 40 other recipes for masks and exfoliants, hair-care products and detoxes, and even DIY deodorant and toothpaste. She explains Ayurvedic practices, such as dry brushing and oil pulling, and home-cleansing rituals, such as smudging with burning sage; shares a dozen tonics, including Celestial Nog and Summer Lover; and offers an entire chapter on the use of essential oils, both on the body and in the home. From natural beauty solutions like a Blushing Bride Chickpea Face Mask to showing how to tap into the full force of female energy, Whole Beauty is a complete guide to revitalizing your life.
  • BNXUZ
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    A neurologist who's been specialising in dementia and memory loss for more than 20 years, Dr. Gayatri Devi rewrites the story of Alzheimer's by defining it as a spectrum disorder - like autism, Alzheimer's is a disease that affects different people differently. She encourages people who are worried about memory impairment toseeka diagnosis, because early treatment will enable doctors and caregivers to manage the disease more effectively through drugs and other therapies. Told through the stories of Dr. Devi's patients, The Spectrum of Hope is the kind of narrative medical writing that grips the reader, humanises the science, and offers equal parts practical advice and wisdom with skilful ease. But beyond the pleasures of great reading, it's a book that offers real hope. Here are chapters on how to maintain independence and dignity; how to fight depression, anxiety, and apathy; how to communicate effectively with a person suffering from dementia. Pius chapters on sexuality, genetics, going public with the diagnosis, even putting together a bucket list - because through her practice, Dr. Devi knows that the majority of Alzheimer's patients continue to live and work in their communities. They babysit their grandkids, drive to the store (or own the store), serve their clients, or otherwise live fulfilling lives. That's news that 5 million people are waiting to hear.
  • BCXLO
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    Blast The Sugar Out! is the ultimate guide to eating well - and frequently - while dieting or making a lifestyle change after a diagnosis of diabetes or pre-diabetes. This book includes more than two dozen food swaps - vegetable and fruit flavored waters instead of soda, grains instead of rice, oven-baked sweet potatoes instead of fries - which are key to an achievable and permanent change in lifestyle. Structured meal plans and more than 50 easy-to-follow recipes that are both nutritious and low or no sugar make Blast the Sugar Out! both a great primer for first-timers and a rich source of ideas for more knowledgeable readers. The book includes exercise routines and motivation to get bodies back on a healthy track and kick start weight loss.
  • BLZLI
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    What if everything you think you know about getting older and staying healthy is . . . wrong? In The Telomere Miracle, Dr. Ed Park explores the revolutionary idea that disease and aging in humans all arises from one single source: genetic errors caused by shortening of telomeres, or the sequences of DNA at the ends of our chromosomes. Telomeres naturally shorten over time, and ultimately, as a result, our whole body deteriorates, leading to a range of ailments-including many we associate with aging, from diabetes to hypertension to macular degeneration to cancer. But as Dr. Park explains, instead of a thousand different diseases, we're really confronting one disease with a thousand faces. And we have the ability to slow down the process-or even turn it around and effectively turn back the clock. In these pages, Dr. Park conveys cutting-edge science in a lively style, using illustrations and metaphors ranging from auto parts to superheroes that everyone can relate to. Then he shows you how you can intervene in the aging process through practices and techniques that boost the activity of the enzyme telomerase-the body's internal fountain of youth on a cellular level. "The simple yet profound message you'll find here," Dr. Park writes, "is that inside your cells, your body already has the necessary tools to repair itself and to stay young forever."
  • BMDTG
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    These days, it seems like everything in our day-to-day lives - from our increasingly unpredictable world, the smart phones we can't stop using, to the processed foods we eat all day long, to the many hours we spend at our jobs - is setting us up to feel drained. The short-term effects of becoming drained are uncomfortable, but the long-term effects can be life-threatening. Finding natural solutions to anxiety and insomnia is becoming increasingly vital as there has been a dramatic spike in the use of sleeping pills and anti-anxiety medication, as well as in hospitalizations due to stress and exhaustion. In Drained, Mike Dow PhD offers a 2-week plan designed to help you naturally balance your brain. He explains what drains modern brains and provides clinically proven tools to help you regain energy and vitality. Mike offers nutritional tips, recipes, cognitive behavioural tools, supplements, breathing techniques, self-hypnosis and mindfulness. If you find yourself constantly worrying, running on empty or having trouble sleeping, this book is for you.
  • AUXWL
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    These are the key truths for long-life health: Illness may be preventable; damage can often be undone; good health can be a choice you make, not a pill you take; good health includes happiness; good health feels great to be healthy years from now, be healthy today.This book is based on these truths and shows us ways to assess the damage we have done to our health in the past, repair that damage, live healthily today and protect our future health.Exercise, nutrition, mental agility, the power of ftiendship are all tools to that health life plan.
  • BCWCN
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    For thousands of years the human heart remained the deepest of mysteries; both home to the soul and an organ too complex to touch, let alone operate on. Then, in the late nineteenth century, medics began going where no one had dared go before. The following decades saw the mysteries of the heart exposed, thanks to pioneering surgeons, brave patients and even sacrificial dogs. In eleven landmark operations, Thomas Morris tells us stories of triumph, reckless bravery, swaggering arrogance, jealousy and rivalry, and incredible ingenuity: the trail-blazing "Blue baby" procedure that transformed wheezing infants into pink, healthy children; the first human heart transplant, which made headline news around the globe. And yet the heart still feels sacred: just before the operation to fit one of the first artificial hearts, the patient's wife asked the surgeon if he would still be able to love her. The Matter of the Heart gives us a view over the surgeon's shoulder, showing us the heart's inner workings and failings. It describes both a human story and a history of risk-taking that has ultimately saved millions of lives.
  • BGNGU
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    His family survived famine-ravaged Ireland in the 1850s. His ancestors settled in poverty-rife Victorian Liverpool, working to survive and thrive. Some of them became soldiers serving in Gallipoli and on the Western Front. One would be the last man to step off the SS Titanic as it sank beneath the icy waves. He would testify at the inquest. This is their story. Stephen McGann is Doctor Turner in the BBC hit-drama series Call the Midwife. Flesh and Blood is the story of the McGann family as told through seven maladies - diseases, wounds or ailments that have afflicted Stephen's relatives over the last century and a half, and which have helped mould him into what he now perceives himself to be. It's the story of how health, or the lack of it, fuels our collective will and informs our personal narrative. Health is the motivational antagonist in the drama of our life story - circumscribing the extent of our actions, the quality of our character and the breadth of our ambition. Our maladies are the scribes that write the restless and mutating genome of our self-identity. Flesh and Blood combines McGann's passion for genealogy with an academic interest in the social dimensions of medicine - and fuses these with a lifelong exploration of drama as a way to understand what motivates human beings to do the things they do. He looks back at scenes from his own life that were moulded by medical malady, and traces the crooked roots of each affliction through the lives of his ancestors, whose grim maladies punctuate the public documents or military records of his family tree. In this way he asks a simple, searching question: how have these maladies helped to shape the story of the person he is today?
  • BMVMQ
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    'One of those books that makes you look at everything human in a new, challenging and thrilling way' Stephen Fry 'Brilliantly conveys the excitement of scientific discovery' Bill Bryson The immune system holds the key to human health. In The Beautiful Cure, leading immunologist Professor Daniel Davis describes the scientific quest to understand how it works - and how it is affected by stress, sleep, age and our state of mind - and explains how this knowledge is now unlocking a revolutionary new approach to medicine and well-being. The body's ability to fight disease and heal itself is one of the great mysteries and marvels of nature. But within the last few years painstaking research has resulted in major advances in our understanding of this breathtakingly beautiful inner world: a vast and intricate network of specialist cells, regulatory proteins and dedicated genes that are continually protecting our bodies. Far more powerful than any medicine ever invented, it also plays a crucial role in our daily lives. Already we have found ways to harness these natural defences to create breakthrough drugs and so-called immunotherapies that help us fight cancer, diabetes, arthritis and many age-related diseases, and we are starting to understand whether or not activities such as mindfulness might play a role in enhancing our physical resilience. Written by an expert at the forefront of this adventure, The Beautiful Cure tells a dramatic story of detective work and discovery, of puzzles solved and of the mysteries that remain, of lives sacrificed and saved, introducing the reader to this revelatory new understanding of the human body and what it takes to be healthy.
  • BLZEU
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    A leading expert in epigenetics-how genes switch on and off-provides a revolutionary, holistic, and personalized approach to better health by improving how your genes behave to prevent and reverse common ailments, chronic illnesses, and life-threatening diseases, including cardiovascular disease, autoimmune disorders, anxiety, depression, digestive issues, obesity, cancer, diabetes, and more.Your genes have a tremendous impact on your health. In this groundbreaking book, Dr. Ben Lynch reveals that while you can't change the genes you were born with, you can change how they affect you.When your genes are working properly, you feel energized and healthy. But when your genes are "dirty," or not functioning optimally, your health suffers. Some genes are "born dirty"-they have certain variations that can cause you problems. Other genes merely "act dirty" in response to your environment, diet, or lifestyle. You can optimize both types of dirty genes by cleaning them up through healthy eating, good sleep, stress relief, environmental detox, and other holistic and natural means.An experienced researcher in the emerging science of gene abnormalities who has successfully treated thousands of clients, Dr. Lynch offers a simple questionnaire to identify which of the top seven dirty genes could be undermining your health. Then he offers targeted plans-including foods and recipes, supplements, and environmental detox-to clean up your dirty genes, eliminate symptoms, and optimize your physical and mental health.Many of us have been taught that our genes doom us to the disorders that run in our families. But Dr. Lynch shows that you can rewrite your genetic destiny-once you know how. Dirty Genes provides a practical, personalized protocol to make the most of your genetic inheritance, now and for the rest of your life.
  • BOLSV
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    With approximately 40 percent of people in the USA being diagnosed with cancer at some point in their lifetime, very few of us escape having cancer touch our lives in some way. Scientific research continues to prove the benefits of nutritional and holistic therapies, yet these approaches to treatment still remain unexplored by the conventional medical establishment. In Outside the Box Cancer Therapies, naturopathic medical doctors Mark Stengler and Paul Anderson combine their expertise to focus on the most critical components of integrative oncology care. Supported by extensive research and decades of clinical experience, they explain: - the different types of cancer and their causes - how proper nutrition can help to prevent and treat cancer - the most well-studied supplements to use with cancer treatment - cutting-edge naturopathic therapies and natural solutions to common problems, e.g. the side effects of chemotherapy and radiation With a clear and focused approach, Dr Stengler and Dr Anderson provide a definitive and comprehensive resource for anyone seeking to heal from cancer, or for professionals looking for the most cutting-edge, up-to-date integrative approaches to treatment.
  • BDAQS
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    Anyone can live and enjoy a healthy life with diabetes. This outstanding diabetes resource provides all the answers in one easy-to-understand format with the most current and accurate information available today. Karen Graham has provided the ultimate diabetes primer covering all aspects of the disease from the health issues and concerns to lifestyle change recommendations. For anyone at risk of type 2 diabetes, newly diagnosed with type 2 diabetes or who has had type 2 diabetes for many years - this book is ideal. There is no doubt that type 2 diabetes management can be overwhelming. This book provides all the critical information and reassurances. The easy, clear steps include vital information on topics such as: Straight answers to the most common diabetes questions. The 'Learning About Diabetes' section includes: risks, symptoms, complications from diabetes such as sleep problems, gum disease, eye problems, kidney damage, heart attack and stroke. A full-colour 'Hand-on-Food Guide' (literally using your hands as a guide for your portions which has proven to be immensely successful with the vast majority of diabetes patients) includes top ten nutrition topics, making the right choices among the food groups. 'Taking Medication and Tests' covers everything from low blood sugar, testing your own blood sugar to preparing for regular laboratory tests. Activity recommendations and fitness plan recommendations including personalised plans, precautions and suggested exercises. 32-page full colour what to eat/what not to eat section provides clear straightforward recommendations - depicted through photographs and nutritional analyses, that will provide an excellent, easy-to-follow guide for making the right food and beverage choices. Seven Deal Meal Plan with recipes featured in full-colour, life size photos. Information on managing diabetes and expectations at other life stages including pregnancy and gestational diabetes, sexuality, preschoolers and teenagers. This book, with its many strategies, recommendations, and straight talk on real life day-to-day situations, is a much needed resource for all those millions managing Type 2 diabetes.
  • AWOPF
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    End chronic pain-for good-with this practical guide from the PBS personality behind Classical Stretch and author of the New York Times bestseller Aging Backwards. Chronic pain is the most common cause of long-term disability in the United States. Twenty percent of American adults accept back spasms, throbbing joints, arthritis aches, and other physical pain as an inevitable consequence of aging, illness, or injury. But the human body is not meant to endure chronic pain. Miranda Esmonde-White has spent decades helping professional athletes, ballet dancers, and Olympians overcome potentially career-ending injuries and guiding MS patients and cancer survivors toward pain-free mobility. Now, in Forever Painless, she shows everyone how to heal their aching bodies and live pain free. The root of nearly all pain is movement-or lack thereof. We need to move our bodies to refresh, nourish, and revitalize our cells. Without physical activity, our cells become stagnant and decay, accelerating the aging process and causing pain. People who suffer chronic pain often become sedentary, afraid that movement and activity will make things worse, when just the opposite is true: movement is essential to healing. In Forever Painless, Miranda provides detailed instructions for gentle exercise designed to ease discomfort in the feet and ankles, knees, hips, back, and neck-allowing anyone to live happier, healthier, and pain-free no matter their age.
  • AWMKT
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    Safeguard your vision with 85 simple, satisfying recipes rich in the nutrients that fight macular degeneration. The Bad News: Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of central vision loss in adults over the age of fifty. It can wreak havoc on the ability to see faces, read, drive, and move about safely. Millions of people are at risk, and we still don't have a cure. The Good News: The latest research suggests that healthy lifestyle choices, including a diet rich in lutein, zeaxanthin, and other key nutrients, can delay the onset and progress of AMD. Eat Right for Your Sight provides a delicious way to add the best ingredients for eye health to every meal of the day. Feast your eyes on these appealing recipes: Sweet Pea Guacamole Chicken-Vegetable Noodle Bowls Garlic-Lime Pork Chops Carrot-Ginger Juice ...and more! Every recipe includes comprehensive nutrition information and has been carefully crafted to act like medicine, but not taste like it. Taking care of your eyes has never been easier! With Recipes from Lidia Bastianich, Ina Garten, Jacques Pepin , Alice Waters, Andrew Weil, MD, and other superstars of healthy cooking.