Saturday, May 26, 2018

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

Your High Risk Pregnancy: A Practical and Supportive Guide

September 30th, 2010

Your High Risk Pregnancy: A Practical and Supportive Guide Author:  Diana M. Raab, MFA, RN with Errol Norwitz, MD http://dianaraab.com/nonfiction.html Reviewed by:  Anne Holmes for the NABBW When the core of this book was originally released in 1987 (under the title, “Getting Pregnant and Staying Pregnant: A Guide to High‐Risk Pregnancies“) it was a pioneering title.  I know, because I’d actually searched for a book of this type ten years earlier during my first of two high-risk pregnancies, and had it existed, my old copy would be dog-eared, sticky-noted and full of underlining... Read More

Healing with Words: A Writer\’s Cancer Journey

August 20th, 2010

Author: Diana M. RaabBuy This Book at Amazon Reviewed By: Anne Holmes At age 47, Diana Raab received a diagnosis of DCIS, an early breast cancer and five years later she was diagnosed with another incurable cancer – multiple myeloma. A nurse and award-winning writer, she embraced her cancer experience by journaling, which led to this memoir/self-help book that both recounts her personal voyage and empowers others in their cancer journeys. Raab\’s forthright and empowering message is powerful, inspirational, insightful, compassionate, wry, concise and complete. This book is a mélange... Read More

Red Hot Revolution

April 12th, 2010

Author: Arielle Mariewww.redhotrevolution.com Reviewed By: Melinda Cianos Sophia Loren once said that “Mistakes are part of the dues one pays for a full life.” The quote is featured in Arielle Marie’s uplifting little book, Red Hot Revolution. There are many more inspirational words found on the pages of this pocket-size “gift.” Written in honor of her mother who died from ovarian cancer, Marie hopes to inspire baby boomer women to use their brave and passionate voices; to not fall silent as they head into their later years. The author will donate a portion of the proceeds from the... Read More