Minding Your Body

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Harpercollins, Mar 1, 1996 - Medical - 240 pages
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Dr. Rechtschaffen, a noted nutrition and internal medicine specialist, finally cuts through the hype and hysteria that surrounds eating, taking you into his private office and inspiring you to make your life as healthy as it can be. Emphasizing the power of mind over body, he offers practical, useful advice and up-to-the-minute information on stress, exercise, vitamins and the power of positive thinking.

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Minding Your Body: 100 Ways to Live and Be Well

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Nutrition specialist Rechtschaffen offers 100 short essays (ranging in length from one paragraph to a maximum of four pages) that are characterized as "consultations" with the doctor. There is nothing ... Read full review

Contents

Listen to Your Body
3
Use the Power of Positive Eating
5
Stay Active Physically and Mentally
8
Focus on the Quality of Life
9
Follow the EatingRight Pyramid
10
Seek Moderation and Balance
12
Recognize How Diet and Physical Activity Go Together
13
Change Your Metabolism
16
Eat a Good Breakfast
78
Plan for Healthy Lunches
80
Eat More Bread
81
Make Brown Bagging and Takeouts Work for You
82
Keep the Fruits and Their Juices
84
Get More Carotene and Vitamin C
85
Eat Well to Help Prevent Skin Cancer
86
Check for Your Own Fiber Deficiency
87

Lose Weight the Best Way
18
Burn Off Fat with Aerobic Activities
21
Cut Through the Nutrition Confusion
22
Accept Problem Solving as Natural
24
Change Your Response to Stress
25
Begin at the Beginning
26
Establish a Good Relationship with Your Doctor
27
Take Steps to Help Prevent Cancer
28
Eat More Fiber
31
Eat a LowFat Diet to Lower Your Cancer Risks
32
Take Action to Live Positively
34
Banish Boredom
35
Get in Touch with Your Body 3b 23 Eat Lots of Complex Carbohydrates
36
Be Proud of Eating Well
38
Be Your Own Tranquilizer
39
Try Meditation
40
Change What You Can Accept What You Cant
41
Reshape Your Eating Habits
42
Keep the Portions Sensible
43
Walk Walk Walk
44
Use Your Head
45
Look Squarely at Your Eating Habits
46
Be Physically Active to Help Prevent Cardiovascular Disease
47
Be Consistent
48
Walk Wisely
49
Dont Count Calories
52
Eat a Healthy Amount of Fat
53
Try a Vegetarian Fare
54
Get Beyond Inherited Fatness
56
Eat More Minimeals
57
Cut the Sugars to Help Your Heart
58
Recognize Different Sugars
59
Make Stress Less Stressful
60
Be Open to Change
61
Slow Your Pace
63
Do the Physical Activities You Enjoy
64
Drink Plenty of Water
68
Rethink Your Favorite Meal
69
Eat All Kinds of Foods
70
Enjoy Parties Vacations and Holidays
71
Help Your Heart by Eating Food Fiber
72
Eat Less Fat
73
Help Keep Your Digestive Tract Healthy
89
Reduce Your Salt Intake
91
Have Regular Checkups
94
Be Flexible During Holidays
95
Choose the Best Times to Exercise
96
Eat Well When Youre on the Run
97
Fight the Fatness Moguls
99
Get Rid of That Tired Feeling
101
Add Flavor Without Adding Salt
102
Think About Salad Dressings
104
Cook Ahead
105
Let Restaurants Know What You Want
106
Cook with Wine
107
Avoid Pickled and Smoked Foods
108
Put a Sweet Red Pepper in Your Salad
109
Learn How a Healthy Lifestyle Helps Prevent Diabetes
110
Start Your Day with the Right Instant Breakfast
111
Follow a Healthy Diet During Pregnancy
114
Eat Plenty of Pasta
115
Be Picky about Packaged Cereals
117
Be a Snack Sleuth
118
Time Your Snacks to Help You
121
Know Your Olive Oils
122
Enhance Your Sexual Activity Sensibly
124
Take Care of Your Teeth
125
Have Healthy Snackfests
126
Bask in a Bubble Bath
127
Shop for Food When Youre Not Hungry
129
Check Out CrossTraining
130
Eat More Omega3 Fatty Acids
131
Stay Physically Fit Throughout Your Life
132
Face the Truth About Fast Foods
133
Take Food with You When You Travel
135
Focus on the Special Things You Can Do
136
A Few Guidelines
141
Are You Getting Enough?
152
How to Read Food Labels
160
Favorite Recipes
169
Pasta
179
Vegetables continued
184
Meat Poultry and Fish
190
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Carola is an Italian-American writer.

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