The Science-Backed Program to
Fight Sitting Disease and Enjoy Lifelong Health
by Dr. Joan Vernikos
Losing your strength, balance, and stamina is not a natural part of aging. So why do so many of us gradually become disabled and lose our independence as we grow older? The chief culprit is prolonged, uninterrupted sitting caused by office work, long commutes, and modern sedentary living. The human body is designed to move, not stay still for hours at a time.
Dr. Joan Vernikos, former director of NASA’s Life Sciences Division and pioneering researcher in the physiology of immobility, has done groundbreaking research on how sitting disease causes poor health and premature aging.
In Designed to Move, Dr. Vernikos shows how you can fight sitting disease through simple movements you can do anywhere — at your office, at home, and even in your car.
Citing her NASA research on the physiology of space travel, Vernikos shows how the health effects of prolonged sitting are identical to the muscle and bone degeneration suffered by astronauts in microgravity. The human body evolved to constantly resist gravity, and removing gravity — either through actual weightlessness or simple inactivity — slowly destroys the body’s health and prematurely ages the body.
Fortunately, adding gravity-resistant movement back into your daily routine can quickly restore good health, and Designed to Move will show you exactly how to do it. Designed to Move presents a simple, easy-to-follow, science-based movement program to help you regain your good health and stay healthy for the rest of your life.
The Designed to Move program offers a variety of easy, low-impact exercises that can dramatically improve your strength, balance, mood, and long-term health.
Written for everyone who wants to feel healthier and stronger — at any age — Designed to Move is the science-backed solution to sitting disease that will keep you healthier, fitter, and more energetic.
About the Author: Joan Vernikos, Ph.D., the former director of NASA’s Life Sciences Division, is a pioneer in space medicine research and a leading researcher in healthy aging. Her previous books include Sitting Kills, Mov-
ing Heals, available from Quill Driver Books.
$12.95 ($16.95 Canada) • Trade Paperback • 6″ x 9″ • 128 pages
What Every Parent Needs to Know About Vitamin B12 Deficiency
by Sally M. Pacholok, R.N. and Jeffrey J. Stuart, D.O.
Your child is unsocial, moody, and not hitting standard development milestones. Is it autism? Mental disability? Or could it be Vitamin B12 deficiency? Millions of children and adolescents are at risk of developing serious neurological disorders caused by B12 deficiency. B 12 deficiency is treatable, if caught in time — but the medical establishment is woefully ignorant of the prevalence of B12 deficiency, and proper screening is rare. Many young lives are ruined by untreated B12 deficiency, which can cause brain damage, permanent physical and mental disabilities and even death.
Could It Be B12? Pediatric Edition is the only book for parents that offers a complete guide to detecting and preventing childhood disorders caused by B12 deficiency. Written by Sally Pacholok and Dr. Jeffrey Stuart, authors of the acclaimed Could It Be B12?, Could It Be B12? Pediatric Edition offers parents critical information about protecting children from B12 deficiency from early fetal development through adolescence.
Could It Be B12? Pediatric Edition presents strategies for healthy nutrition for mothers during pregnancy and breast feeding, early intervention for infants and young children, and detecting subtle to severe symptoms of B12 deficiency in older children and teenagers. Could It Be B12? Pediatric Edition will help readers learn how to detect the warning signs of childhood B12 deficiency, prevent serious injury with timely intervention, and work with health care professionals to get effective treatment for their children. Could It Be B12? Pediatric Edition is a must-read for all parents, expectant parents, teachers, and healthcare providers.
About the Authors: Sally M. Pacholok, R.N., B.S.N, is an emergency room nurse with 27 years of experience. Jeffrey J. Stuart, D.O., is a board-certified emergency medicine physician who has practiced for over 20 years. Pacholok and Stuart are the authors of Could It Be B12?, described by one physician as “The definitive book on B12 deficiency, diagnosis, and treatment.” Pacholok’s career as a whistle-blowing nurse is featured in the new film Sally Pacholok.
$16.95 ($19.95 Canada) • Trade Paperback • 6″ x 9″ • 200 pages
by Moira Dolan, MD
Publication Date: March 10, 2020
Even the greatest minds in medicine have been terribly, terribly wrong.
The inventor of the lobotomy won a Nobel prize in medicine for destroying his patients’ brains. Another Nobel laureate thought malaria cured syphilis. The discoverer of anaphylactic shock also researched the spirit world and ESP. A pioneer of organ transplants was an ardent eugenicist, while the founder of sports physiology heroically spoke out against Nazism.
Boneheads and Brainiacs profiles the winners of the Nobel Prize in Medicine from 1901 to 1950 — a surprisingly diverse group of racists, cranks and opportunists, as well as heroes, geniuses and selfless benefactors of humanity. Forget all the ivory tower stereotypes of white-coated doctors finding miracle cures. Boneheads and Brainiacs reveals the messy human reality behind medical progress, in a highly entertaining book written for the ordinary reader.
Some were bad scientists; others were great scientists and lousy human beings. But the majority of these researchers produced knowledge that now saves millions of lives — priceless discoveries like the role of vitamins in nutrition, the dangers of radiation, treatments for diabetes and deadly infectious diseases, and more. Boneheads and Brainiacs showcases the enthralling, all too human personal lives that made modern medicine possible.
An absorbing and easy-to-read history of medical progress in the 20th century — and a fascinating roundup of unforgettable and eccentric characters — Boneheads and Brainiacs will make you look at medicine and science in a whole new way.
About the Author: Moira Dolan, MD, is a graduate of the University of Illinois School of Medicine and has been a practicing physician for over thirty years. Dr. Dolan is a patient advocate and public speaker who educates patients on their rights and the need for a healthy skepticism of the medical profession. Dr. Dolan maintains a private medical practice in Austin, Texas.
$18.95 US • Trade Paperback • 6″ x 9″ • 250 pages
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by Sandi Schwartz
Gold Winner, Nonfiction Authors Association Book Awards
Publication Date: May 3, 2022
Raise calmer, happier, healthier children with these fun, hands-on nature activities for parents and kids to enjoy together.
Are your kids stressed? Are they feeling a bit down? Do your children—and you—need a break from screens? Nature can help. What we all suspected intuitively for generations, science has now confirmed: spending time connecting to nature is a safe, effective tool to help improve our health and happiness.
In Finding Ecohappiness, author Sandi Schwartz guides families in building regular habits of experiencing nature to reduce stress and boost mood. She explores key positive psychology tools from a nature-loving perspective. You will learn some simple, practical tips for incorporating these tools—awe and gratitude, mindfulness, creative arts, outdoor play and adventure, volunteering, food, and animals—into your daily routine to help your children thrive and live a happy, balanced life.
Finding Ecohappiness will introduce you to all kinds of engaging nature activities you can do with your kids, from hiking and bike rides to visiting nature centers and science museums to volunteering outdoors to embarking on ecotourism adventures. In addition, you will discover unique nature relaxation activities like cow cuddling, animal yoga, forest bathing, float therapy, and earthing. Nature isn’t just for kids, either—doing these activities with your children will tremendously improve your own well-being, too.
A must-read for all families, Finding Ecohappiness will help protect children from feeling stressed and overwhelmed; manage children’s issues with stress, anxiety, and mood; and improve family togetherness.
$19.95 US • Trade Paperback • 6″ x 9″ • 292 pages
Subtitle: “How to Care for Your Loved One without Getting Overwhelmed…and without Doing It All Yourself”
One of America’s most trusted names in relationship therapy brings much-needed help to overburdened caregivers in Dr. Ruth’s Guide for the Alzheimer’s Caregiver.
Dr. Ruth has a simple and straightforward message for Alzheimer’s caregivers: You are not alone. There are resources and a community that can give you the help you need to take care of your loved one and have a life, too. Dr. Ruth knows you need help and she presents the best strategies, tactics, tips, tricks, resources and attitudes to create the most supportive environment possible for you and your loved one.
Subtitle: “The Truth About Manufactured Dog and Cat Food”
Not Fit for a Dog! reveals what really goes into modern manufactured cat and dog food — and offers concerned pet owners a nutritionally sound alternative. In Not Fit for a Dog!, three distinguished veterinarians share their expertise to provide an in-depth appraisal of the pet food industry and its products, and their findings will appall pet owners, animal care providers and anyone who cares about animal welfare.
Not Fit for a Dog! shows you a better way to take care of your pets — a wholesome, natural diet made from real food, including easy-to-prepare recipes for pet foods and treats made from organic ingredients that will keep your pet healthy and satisfy his or her natural appetites. Comprehensive information about pet nutrition and raw foods options will help readers customize foods to their pets’ individual needs.
Combining science, social concern and compassion, Not Fit for a Dog! is both an indictment of a reckless industry and a plan for a healthier way of life for both pets and humans.
12 Tough Rules to Maintain the Body You’ve Earned.
Refuse to Regain provides a comprehensive game plan to permanently lock in your new weight. Berkeley teaches you to use a set of tools and principles that will help you celebrate your new body and maintain your ideal weight.
Subtitle: “How Everyday Movement Will Prevent Pain, Illness, and Early Death — and Exercise Alone Won’t”
Dr. Joan Vernikos, former director of NASA’s Life Sciences Division, presents a comprehensive scientific explanation for why Americans are so unhealthy — and delivers the solution, an easy-to-follow, scientifically proven plan to restore Americans’ health.
In her groundbreaking research at NASA, Vernikos discovered that living with constant resistance to the force of gravity is essential to good health. In weightlessness, astronauts, who are far fitter than the average adult, seem to rapidly age; their muscles, bones and overall health degenerate to levels usually seen in elderly people.
Searching for a way to duplicate this degeneration in volunteer medical subjects on Earth, Vernikos found that keeping subjects resting and immobile caused the same health problems as extended weightlessness. Vernikos’ NASA studies are the only research that has provided a complete explanation for why sitting is so bad for health. Excessive sitting, like extended weightlessness, removes the body from its natural condition of constantly resisting gravity. Being weightless rapidly ages the body; staying immobile has the same effect as being weightless; and therefore modern American sedentary lifestyles promote rapid aging and poor health.
10 Simple Things You Can Do to Improve Your Memory After 50
The guide for taking charge of your health! This 400-page primer for better health is by Peter H. Gott, M.D. from the syndicated newspaper column, Ask Dr. Gott!
Learn how to navigate through the all-to-often concurrent maze of prescriptions and tests with an eye to discerning their necessity and value and learn how to save time and money while doing it.
Especially beneficial to those facing a serious or prolonged illness, this book will appeal to everyone who goes to a doctor as well as those who act as medical advocates for their children, aging parents, or others.
Easy and Healthy Japanese Food for the American Kitchen is a easy-to-use cookbook geared towards all enthusiasts of Japanese food, especially those looking to prepare healthier meals for themselves and their families. These quick-to-prepare recipes are designed to accommodate the hectic lifestyle most Americans endure. The recipes blend traditional flavor with ingredients that are readily available at your local grocery store.
Revving up the Passion, Romance and Excitement!
Many people enjoy the best sex of their lives after 50! More passionate, more thrilling, and more satisfying sex. Dr. Ruth guides people through the process of regaining or maintaining a healthy sex life in later years.
Subtitle: “An Epidemic of Misdiagnoses.”
In this revised, expanded and updated second edition, Could It Be B12? An Epidemic of Misdiagnoses uncovers a public health crisis that even many doctors don’t know exists—the chronic misdiagnosis of vitamin B12 deficiency.
Written in a highly accessible style that makes complex medical information clear and comprehensible to ordinary patients and their families, Could It Be B12? gives readers the knowledge and confidence to fight the ignorance and rigidity of the medical establishment and take control of their own health. Could It Be B12? presents vital information and strategies for readers to learn if they or their loved ones are suffering from B12 deficiency and how to work with their doctors and other health care professionals to get the treatment they need.
An Indie Excellence Book Award Winner.