The New Wellness Encyclopedia

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University of California, Berkeley
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1995 - Health & Fitness - 624 pages
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In 1991, the editors of the University of California at Berkeley Wellness Letter brought you The Wellness Encyclopedia. A reference guide covering hundreds of topics and methods for improving health and the quality of life, it has sold more than 300,000 copies. Now the editors bring you a completely revised, updated, and expanded edition of this invaluable resource, with the most current and timely information on preventive health and well-being. Expanded by 80 pages, this new volume includes more than 250 new or updated entries, 100 new marginal notes, sidebars, and boxes, new illustrations, and an expanded glossary and cross-referenced index. This comprehensive volume includes all you need to know about: Antioxidants; Whether a low-fat diet works; Smoking and cervical cancer risk; How to eat healthfully in ethnic restaurants; Vitamins and minerals; Understanding breast cancer risk; Drugs and hormones in milk; Update on air bags and seat belts; The new food labels; Protecting yourself
 

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This excellent family health care guide, meant to be read cover-to-cover, draws on expanded and updated articles from the Wellness Letter--a newsletter begun in 1984 under the auspices of the School ... Read full review

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Contents

Introduction
10
Controlling Your Weight
29
Part2 NUTRITION
76
Carbohydrates
94
Fiber
102
Protein
119
Caffeine
144
The Wellness Food Guide
156
Ear Nose and Throat
340
Dental Care
352
Digestive Disorders
364
Sexuality and Reproduction
381
Muscles and Joints
409
Dealing with Back Pain
431
Protecting Your Feet
444
Stress
450

Dairy and Eggs
179
Grains and Legumes
188
Meat and Poultry
199
EXERCISE
231
Aerobic Activities
248
Strength and Flexibility
276
Part4 SELFCARE
290
Eye Care
327
Memory
464
Sleep
473
Travel Health
480
Using the Health Care System
487
Part ENVIRONMENT AND SAFETY
527
Glossary
600
Index
612
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