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Wish You Could Improve Your Mobility Without Pain Or Injury? The Book ‘Stretching for 50+’ Shows You How to Succeed

September 15th, 2022

Title: Stretching for 50+: A Customized Program for Increasing Flexibility, Avoiding Injury and Enjoying an Active Lifestyle, 2nd Edition Author: Dr. Karl Knopf ISBN-10#: 1612436714 Reviewed for the NABBW by Anne Holmes This slim, 128-page book is designed for people who know that health and fitness  are only achieved by staying active and doing as many good things for themselves as they can, says its Introduction. Most of us Boomers were taught a number of outdated fitness rules that could actually cause us more hard than good, says the author, who explains that it is not so much about “more... Read More

‘Core Strength for 50+’ Author Says Your Core is Critical to Mobility, But You Won’t Need a Gym Membership to Achieve It

September 14th, 2022

Title: Core Strength for 50+: A Customized Program for Safely Toning Ab, Back, and Oblique Muscles Author: Dr. Karl Knopf ISBN-10#: 978-1-612-43101-7 Reviewed for the NABBW by Anne Holmes From swinging a pickle ball paddle to lifting and toting a grandchild, or even hauling a bag of groceries, your core strength is everything. Balance, agility and youthful stature are just a few of the benefits of a toned and powerful midsection. This handy paperback book, Core Strength for 50+,  has everything you need to: • Improve your posture • Enhance your athletic performance • Keep your low back... Read More

Who Doesn’t Want to Age with Gusto? Here’s How to Become Chronologically Gifted

February 28th, 2019

Title: Chronologically Gifted: Aging with Gusto: A Practical Guide for Healthy Living to Age 123 Available in Kindle and Paperback formats Author: Dr. Erica Miller Reviewed for the NABBW by: Anne L. Holmes In the very first chapter, Dr. Erica Miller tells readers she is convinced that a huge part of why aging seems to come upon us so suddenly and so overwhelmingly is because we don’t take steps now to give ourselves the best possible chance to live long, healthy and meaningful lives. She also tells us two key things about herself: She is “a spry eighty-something dynamo, actively... Read More

The Cancer Solution: Taking Charge of Your Life With Cancer ~ A Cancer Handbook for Inquisitive Laypersons and Health Care Professionals

June 18th, 2015

The Cancer Solution: Taking Charge of Your Life With Cancer ~ A Cancer Handbook for Inquisitive Laypersons and Health Care Professionals Author: Jack C. Westman, MD, MS Reviewed for the NABBW by Anne Holmes Author Westman, a psychiatrist by training, tells us right away that it was his wife Nancy’s 34 years of life with cancer, and her ultimate death that compelled him to learn all that he could about current day cancer research and treatment. He quickly points out that cancer inevitably affects all our lives, as one in three will die of it. And the rest of us will know someone – or... Read More

The DASH DIET Action Plan: Proven to Boost Weight Loss and Improve Health

April 18th, 2012

The DASH DIET Action Plan: Proven to Boost Weight Loss and Improve Health Author: Marla Heller, MS, RD Website: http://dashdiet.org/newdashdietbook.asp Reviewed By: Anne Holmes for the NABBW The DASH Diet Action Plan is a user-friendly teaching guide to the DASH diet. Which is a good thing, because in late 2011, an expert panel from US News & World Report panel chose the DASH diet as the healthiest diet. Earlier it was reported that the same panel selected the DASH diet was the best diet in the US? Why did they choose DASH versus all the other plans? Because it has been proven in many, many... Read More

The Live Food Factor: The Comprehensive Guide to the Ultimate Diet for Body, Mind, Spirit and Planet

November 22nd, 2011

The Live Food Factor: The Comprehensive Guide to the Ultimate Diet for Body, Mind, Spirit and Planet Author: Susan Schenck, LAc, MTOM with Victoria Bidwell, Ph.D., Ed.D. Website: http://www.livefoodfactor.com/ Reviewed By: Anne Holmes for the NABBW At over 650 pages, this is an encyclopedic book. The title is certainly accurate! You\’ll find it is divided into four main sections, plus seven appendices and a bibliography, resource guide and an excellent glossary. Thankfully, there is also an index! I really enjoyed Chapter 12, “Modern Day Leaders of Raw Foodism.” While I had... Read More

Surviving

July 11th, 2011

Surviving Lois Trader www.loistrader.com Reviewed by:  Anne Holmes for the NABBW There\’s a lot to be said for this small (110 pages) book. It packs a big punch. “Surviving” is Lois Trader\’s personal story of how her life was shaken by heart disease, the number one killer of American women. As she says, it is “a personal journey of being diagnosed with heart disease — and learning to live with it!” With warmth, candor, and a huge dose of humor, she shares her story of literally dying of a heart attack, recovering, and, even more important, rising above... Read More

Prevent a Second Heart Attack: 8 Foods, 8 Weeks to Reverse Heart Disease

June 2nd, 2011

Prevent a Second Heart Attack: 8 Foods, 8 Weeks to Reverse Heart Disease Author:  Janet Bond Brill, Ph.D., R.D., LDN Website: www.preventasecondheartattack.com Reviewed by: Anne Holmes for the NABBW If you’re one of the 13 million Americans who have survived a heart attack or been diagnosed with heart disease – or you care about someone in that situation —  you will want to embrace this book which provides a simple, easy-to-follow lifestyle plan designed to help you live a longer, fuller life. Especially when Brill explains that research shows that just one year after diagnosis, the... Read More

Conquer Prostate Cancer: How Medicine, Faith, Love and Sex Can Renew Your Life

January 17th, 2011

Conquer Prostate Cancer: How Medicine, Faith, Love and Sex Can Renew Your Life By Rabbi Ed Weinsberg with Dr. Robert Carey http://www.ConquerProstateCancerNow.com, and  http://www.ConquerProstateCancer.com Reviewed by Anne L. Holmes for the NABBW This book, an account of Rabbi Ed’s — and his wife Yvonne\’s — experiences with Prostate Cancer and the options they chose for his treatment, is a powerful tool for surviving prostate cancer. Rabbi Ed wrote the book not just as a prostate cancer survivor, but also as a Columbia-educated gerontologist and rabbi — though the... Read More

Breast Cancer: No One Chose This Journey

September 30th, 2010

Breast Cancer: No One Chose This Journey Author:  Fran Padgett http://franpadgett.com Reviewed by: Anne Holmes for the NABBW This beautiful book, a compilation of 30 poignant breast cancer survivor stories visually supported by author Fran Padgett\’s stunning, original works of art, is her tribute to all women who have been “chosen by breast cancer,” as she herself has been. After her diagnosis, Padgett launched a passionate mission to fund breast cancer research projects. She established The Weathervane Foundation, Inc., a Texas 501 (c) (3) – a non-profit organization dedicated... Read More