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Renowned Mindfulness Researcher Ruth Wolever, Chief Science Officer of eMindful, Launches New Book


Vero Beach, FL (PRWEB) April 14, 2015

eMindful, the provider of mindfulness-based wellness programs for employers, announces the availability of its Chief Science Officer’s new book, The Mindful Diet, by Ruth Wolever, Ph.D. Co-authored by Beth Reardon, M.S., R.D., L.D.N., the step-by-step approach to breaking old eating habits using mindfulness is the first book of its kind. The book is modeled on research developed for and used in eMindful’s Weight Balance for Life program.

In addition to her role with eMindful, Dr. Wolever is a clinical health psychologist and Director of Research for Duke Integrative Medicine. She conducts research on the integration of mind and body treatments into mainstream medicine. She also explores applications to improve sleep, eating behaviors, weight management, diabetes control, and cardiovascular risk factors, along with other health conditions. The curriculum she has developed and tested with rigorous academic methodology has been used by thousands of people who participate in eMindful’s programs.

As an issue facing employers, obesity outranks smoking and drinking in terms of health costs, according to the American Journal of Health Promotion. And for those workers with Class III obesity (a body mass index exceeding 40), medical costs are seven times higher than those for recommended weight workers, and lost work days are up to 14 times higher, according to the Archives of Internal Medicine.

Clients’ results from eMindful’s programs for metabolic health and weight management have produced reversal in metabolic syndrome of up to 53%, as well as 30% improvement in measures of work productivity.

The Mindful Diet is not a diet book; it combines the latest research from psychology and nutrition to examine how food affects the body on a biochemical level. It identifies how unconscious eating habits are formed and how mindfulness meditation is applied to help people become aware of those habits and address the root cause of weight and health issues.

“We utilized many of the same evidence based methodologies created for eMindful’s programs in the metabolic weight loss program and incorporated additional scientific research on the biomedical effects of food in The Mindful Diet,” said Dr. Wolever. “It is gratifying to reach a wider consumer market with this groundbreaking approach, providing hope for many who have spent a lifetime on an emotional diet roller coaster.”

About eMindful

eMindful’s evidence-based wellness and disease management programs have been adopted by leading employers and health insurers such as NextEra Energy and Aetna to help target today’s biggest health cost drivers – stress, obesity, diabetes, smoking, cancer, and other conditions. The company offers consumers and employers convenient access to an internationally acclaimed team of instructors, available through live online courses where participants can see, hear, chat and talk with each other and their instructor.

The company’s Mindfulness at Work® program was recognized by the National Business Group on Health for innovation. Since 2007, eMindful’s corporate partners have averaged estimated savings of $ 8 for every $ 1 spent, reducing their healthcare costs while improving employees’ productivity, health and happiness. eMindful members have experienced results including 22 percent improved sleep, 37 percent decreased stress, 59 percent reversal of metabolic syndrome, and 40 percent success in smoking cessation. To learn more about eMindful or how to participate in a mindfulness program, visit eMindful.com. Additionally, to order The Mindful Diet, published by Scribner visit http://www.simonandschuster.com.







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Tucson DUI Lawyer Authors Arizona DUI Defense Book


Tucson, AZ (PRWEB) April 13, 2015

Tucson criminal defense law firm Nesci & St. Louis, PLLC proudly announces the release of Nesci’s Arizona DUI Defense: The Law and Practice, 4th Edition.

For even the most seasoned attorney admitted to practice in the State of Arizona, defending DUI cases has always presented special challenges. Today mounting a successful defense is more difficult than ever. Now attorneys have an advantage with Nesci’s Arizona DUI Defense: The Law and Practice, 4th Edition, a legal treatise written for DUI defense attorneys and published by Lawyers and Judges Publishing Company.

The 556-page text and supplementary DVD contains important information to help DUI lawyers attain a successful verdict. Written by James Nesci, Board Certified by the National College for DUI Defense, Nesci’s Arizona DUI Defense: The Law and Practice, 4th Edition ensures that attorneys understand the chemical, biological and technological concepts and issues underlying DUI prosecution and defense in the State of Arizona.     

The Fourth edition book incorporates more than one hundred new cases, new sections on social media use for attorneys, liquid-chromatography mass-spectrometry, and revised and expanded sections on the Motor Vehicle Division. Additional topics covered include: police radio codes, motions in limine, sentencing, field sobriety testing, Drug-Recognition Evaluations, blood testing uncertainty, boating and flying under the influence and the latest Arizona statutes.

Many practical tools and applications designed to streamline and simplify the complex DUI defense process have been developed alongside the book and can be found on the companion DVD. The bonus DVD contains the latest NHTSA Standardized Filed Sobriety and Drug Recognition Evaluation Student and Instructor Manuals. NHTSA-sponsored studies, articles and visual detection videos, and Arizona law and procedure are also included.

In addition to Nesci’s Arizona DUI Defense: The Law & Practice, 4th Edition, James Nesci is a contributing author to the 5th & 6th Editions of the treatise: MedicoLegal Aspects of Alcohol which is a text used by forensic toxicologists across the world and serves as the text for the Borkenstein School at Indiana University. Nesci also co-authors DUI Defense books in Colorado, Florida, Iowa, New Hampshire, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

The book is available at http://www.LawyersandJudges.com and is listed as item #4144.

About Nesci & St. Louis, PLLC:

The law firm of Nesci & St. Louis, PLLC is located in Tucson, Arizona. The Pima County criminal defense lawyers have over 50 years of combined legal experience. The firm exclusively handles criminal law cases including: DUI’s, drug offenses, sex offenses, aggravated assault, assaults, domestic violence, armed robbery and felony theft cases.

Nesci & St. Louis, PLLC works with clients throughout the state of Arizona, including in Maricopa, Pima, Santa Cruz, Cochise, Pinal, Graham and Yuma counties. To speak with an experienced Tucson DUI lawyer call (520) 777-0235 or fill out the online contact form to schedule a free initial consultation.







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Linda Hehir Teaches Readers Acupressure Techniques in New Book


DUNBLANE, Scotland (PRWEB) April 14, 2015

Author Linda Hehir worked in health services for 40 years and has studied acupuncture and energy medicines for the last 15 years, culminating with her certification in traditional Chinese medicine acupuncture from the Northern College of Acupuncture in York, England. She then went on to use this knowledge on her patients, which she says has brought them great healing.

Hehir now aims to bring the same healing to a larger group with her new book, “How to alleviate your Musculoskeletal Pain Using Trigger Point Relief Technique” (published by AuthorHouse UK), which discusses trigger point therapy and how to utilize it.

In her book, Hehir discusses the various trigger points throughout the body and what kind of pain they can bring about. She then describes how to properly apply acupressure to these points in order to alleviate pain. There’s also information on what signs to look out for regarding certain areas and when one should seek medical or professional help.

Hehir hopes that her book will educate readers on what she believes to be an underutilized medicine and that her book can help others find healing and escape from their pain.

An excerpt from “How to alleviate your Musculoskeletal Pain Using Trigger Point Relief Technique”:

“During the natural course of our daily activities we can put a great deal of stress on our bodies. Much of this stress can affect the flexibility of our skeletal muscles, whether it is from sports, work activities, over-stretching, repetitive actions or emotional and psychologically traumatizing events in our lives.”

“How to alleviate your Musculoskeletal Pain Using Trigger Point Relief Technique”

By Linda Hehir

Softcover | 8.5 x 11 in | 26 pages | ISBN 9781491898963

E-Book | 26 pages | ISBN 9781491898970

Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author

Linda Hehir worked for the British National Health Service for 40 years. She is qualified in Traditional Chinese Medicine Acupuncture and helped her patients using her skills for 10 years. Now retired, she helps with various charities. She recently published “How to alleviate your Musculoskeletal Pain Using Trigger Point Relief Technique,” which discusses trigger point therapy.

AuthorHouse UK Ltd., an Author Solutions, LLC self-publishing imprint, is a leading provider of self-publishing, marketing, and bookselling services dedicated to serving authors throughout the United Kingdom. AuthorHouse UK is committed to providing authors the best self-publishing experience through a wide array of products and services designed to help individual authors realise their unique creative vision. AuthorHouse UK assigns each author a personal publishing, marketing, and book consultant to provide professional guidance throughout the self-publishing process. To date, AuthorHouse UK has released more than 6,500 titles. For more information or to begin publishing a book today, visit authorhouse.co.uk or call 0800 1974150 or follow @AuthorHouseUK on Twitter for our latest news and updates







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Praeclarus Press Announces the Release of Dr. Kathleen Kendall-Tackett’s book, A Breastfeeding Friendly Approach to Postpartum Depression


Amarillo, Texas (PRWEB) April 11, 2015

Praeclarus Press is excited to announce the release of A Breastfeeding-Friendly Approach to Postpartum Depression by Kathleen Kendall-Tackett, Ph.D., IBCLC, FAPA. Dr. Kendall-Tackett specializes in women’s-health research including breastfeeding, depression, trauma, and health psychology. Her research interests include the psychoneuroimmunology of maternal depression and the lifetime health effects of trauma. A Breastfeeding-Friendly Approach to Postpartum Depression is the first volume that specifically supports the depressed, breastfeeding mother.

When new mothers get depressed, health care providers are often quick to suggest that they stop breastfeeding. This advice is often contrary to what mothers want to do and these mothers may experience weaning as another significant loss. The truth is that stopping breastfeeding is often completely unnecessary. Mothers can continue to breastfeed while recovering from depression. In fact, recent studies have shown that breastfeeding can aid in their recovery. A Breastfeeding-Friendly Approach to Postpartum Depression is written in an accessible, easy-to-read format that combines recent scientific research with practical suggestions to help health care providers assist in women’s recovery from depression while honoring and supporting the breastfeeding relationship. Video links and assessment tools are also included.

For more information on the topic of the relationship between breastfeeding, depression, and abuse, please tune in next week as Dr. Kendall-Tackett is scheduled to present the keynote presentation at the annual GOLD Lactation Conference on April 13. For more information about her speaking engagements, both online and in person, please visit KathleenKendall-Tackett.com.

Dr. Kendall-Tackett is a health psychologist and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, and the Owner and Editor-in-Chief of Praeclarus Press, a small press specializing in women’s health. Dr. Kendall-Tackett is Editor-in-Chief of Clinical Lactation, Fellow of the American Psychological Association in Health and Trauma Psychology, President of the APA Division of Trauma Psychology, and Editor-in-Chief-elect of Psychological Trauma. She is a Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the Texas Tech University School of Medicine in Amarillo, Texas and Research Associate at the Crimes against Children Research Center at the University of New Hampshire. She has authored more than 370 articles or chapters and is the author or editor of 24 books on maternal depression, family violence, and breastfeeding. Her most recent books include: Psychology of Trauma 101 (2015) and The Science of Mother-Infant Sleep (2014). Her websites are UppityScienceChick.com, BreastfeedingMadeSimple.com, and PraeclarusPress.com.

Praeclarus Press is a small press that specializes in women’s health. It features books, webinars, and products that support women’s health throughout their lifespan. Based in Amarillo, Texas, the mission of Praeclarus Press is to produce materials that change women’s lives.







“When It’s Cancer” Self-Help Book to Take Charge of Cancer

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) September 16, 2006

A new book “When It’s Cancer: The 10 Essential Steps to Follow After Your Diagnosis” by Toni Bernay, Ph.D., and Saar Porrath, M.D. provides readers with a practical 10-step program that empowers patients and their loved ones to take charge and be proactive about cancer treatment and care as well as a series of self-assessments, worksheets, and checklists for tracking information to make intelligent, well-reasoned choices. Below you will find an excerpt from the book.

Once your pain management team is in place, you can work together to create a plan that anticipates every level of pain and institutes measures for alleviating it. Remember, the key to effective pain management is early intervention — and that starts with you. You need to inform your team when you’re hurting, where, and how much. This is why being able to talk with them comfortably and candidly is so important. (We’ve provided tools ahead that might help with this conversation.)

As you meet with your team members, you might want to share with them the following pain management model. It establishes a continuum of care to track with pain that ranges from mild to severe.

1. Complementary and alternative therapies: We recommend CAM therapies as a starting point because they are the least toxic. Your body will be exposed to plenty of toxins during cancer treatment; it doesn’t need more. Also, with CAM therapies, you spare your body from the side effects of yet another medication. Acupuncture, chiropractic, hypnosis, massage, and meditation are among the options that have proven successful in controlling pain.

2. Psychotropic drugs: Mediated via neurotransmitters, these medications help manage emotional distresses like depression and anxiety, both of which aggravate pain. Since scientists have determined that neurotransmitters inhabit the entire body, not just the brain, psychotropics have become some of the most frequently prescribed drugs for pain management.

3. Over-the-counter medications: Among the most common OTC pain relievers are acetaminophen and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as aspirin and ibuprofen. They may be enough to alleviate mild pain.

4. Low-dose opioids: Seventy to 90 percent of cancer patients control moderate pain with oral opioids such as Darvon, Percodan, and Percocet. The long-term use of these medications has not been shown to worsen pain. If that should happen in individual cases, the patients may be advised to switch to an opioid other than the one they have been using.

5. Slow-or fast-release opioids: Perhaps the best known of the opioids is morphine, which is sold under several brand names. It’s the most commonly prescribed medication for severe pain and is available in slow-or fast-release forms. Other slow-release opioids, which tend to have longer-lasting effects, include Fentanyl, Levorphanol, methadone, MS Contin, and Oramorph. In the fast-release category are codeine, hydromorphone, and oxycodone. When taken as prescribed, opioids — though quite potent — rarely lead to addiction.

6. Invasive procedures: For acute pain and some chronic pain, a nerve block can provide temporary relief. In this procedure, the physician injects a local anesthetic into or around nerves or below the skin at the site of pain. The anesthetic interrupts the transmission of pain signals to the brain, providing relief for up to several hours. In some instances where drug therapy is ineffective, the pain pathways may be redirected or severed through surgery or controlled with implanted devices.

Reprinted from: When It’s Cancer: The 10 Essential Steps to Follow After Your Diagnosis by Toni Bernay, PhD, and Saar Porrath, MD (March 2006) © 2006 Toni Bernay, PhD Permission granted by Rodale, Inc., Emmaus, PA 18098. Available wherever books are sold or directly from the publisher by calling (800) 848-4735 or visit their website at http://www.rodalestore.com.

Author

Toni Bernay, Ph.D., is a nationally recognized psychologist and executive coach. She serves as president of the Porrath Foundation for Cancer Patient Advocacy and is a principal in the Leadership Equation Institute, a national consulting firm for executives and entrepreneurs. She resides in Beverly Hills.

Her husband, Saar Porrath, M.D., was a preeminent breast oncologist at the forefront of numerous advances in breast health and care. He established the nationally known Woman’s Breast Center in 1983. For his contributions to health care, he was honored by Los Angeles County, as well as the cities of Los Angeles and Santa Monica.

For more information, please visit http://www.porrathfoundation.org

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Natural Health Doctor Releases New Chelation Therapy Book


Tampa, Florida (PRWEB) March 24, 2015

Those looking to learn more about how they can naturally detoxify their body can find the answers to that and more in a new book titled “Chelation and Other Detox Methods to Save Your Life,” by Dr. Edward Kondrot, a world renowned natural health doctor. The book is scheduled for release on March 30, 2015 and will be available online and in stores. The book features interviews Dr. Kondrot conducted with 16 leading natural health experts in the country, offering a wide variety of information on detoxifying the body naturally.

“With the way we live our lives today there are many ways we are surrounded by toxins,” explains Dr. Edward Kondrot, founder of the Healing The Eye & Wellness Center. He is also the immediate past president of the Arizona Homeopathic and Integrative Medical Association, and the clinic director of Integrative Medicine of the American Medical College of Homeopathy. “These toxins can become such a part of our body and lives that they begin to wreak havoc on our health. The good news is there are numerous effective ways to help detoxify the body of them.”

Unfortunately, everyone in the country has been exposed to a wide variety of toxins. They enter our water supply, food, air, and more. They are largely put into the environment by the way we live our lives, including using pesticides, chemical fertilizers, sewage, cadmium, mercury, and other routes. Those toxins and heavy metals can build up in the body, leading to numerous health problems, including Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases.

The new book, “Chelation and Other Detox Methods to Save Your Life,” provides information on how toxins can be removed from the body in order to restore health, including improving one’s memory and vision. Topics covered in the book include detoxifying naturally, Chelation Therapy, mercury, how our planet is poisoned, holistic dental care, oxidative therapies, and helping the metabolism. The book covers the most effective natural treatments available to us in those areas.

“The information provided in this book is ground breaking, based on the most current research, and not to be missed,” adds Dr. Kondrot. “Whether you need the treatments or you work in a medical practice that provides them, you will come away learning something new and helpful.”

Leading natural health experts interviewed in the “Chelation and Other Detox Methods to Save Your Life” book include Terry Chappell, Bruce Dooley, Dennis Courtney, Dorothy Merritt, Robban Sica, Pieter DeWet, John Trowbridge, Marina Johnson, Robert Rowen, Garry Gordon, Lee Cowden, Martin Dayton, Jeff Kotulski, David Nebbling, W. Carl McMillan, and David Minkoff. There will also be a Chelation Therapy Conference held at the Dolphin Beach Resort in the Tampa area, on April 17-19, 2015.

For more information about the Chelation Therapy Conference, or to register, visit the site online at http://www.chelation2015.com. For more information about Dr. Kondrot, visit his site at http://www.healingtheeye.com.

About Healing The Eye & Wellness Center

The Healing The Eye & Wellness Center is located in Tampa, Fla. Founded by Dr. Edward Kondrot, the Center offers world-class alternative therapies for vision conditions, including color and vision therapy, the treatment of glaucoma, cataracts, macular degeneration, dry eye, and more. The center also offers a variety of seminars, webinars, and training sessions for others in the medical community. Dr. Kondrot is the world’s only board-certified ophthalmologist and board-certified homeopathic physician. He is also the immediate past president of the Arizona Homeopathic and Integrative Medical Association, and the clinic director of Integrative Medicine of the American Medical College of Homeopathy. He is also author of three best-selling books in the field. For more information, visit http://www.healingtheeye.com.







“When It’s Cancer” Self-Help Book to Take Charge of Cancer

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) September 16, 2006

A new book “When It’s Cancer: The 10 Essential Steps to Follow After Your Diagnosis” by Toni Bernay, Ph.D., and Saar Porrath, M.D. provides readers with a practical 10-step program that empowers patients and their loved ones to take charge and be proactive about cancer treatment and care as well as a series of self-assessments, worksheets, and checklists for tracking information to make intelligent, well-reasoned choices. Below you will find an excerpt from the book.

Once your pain management team is in place, you can work together to create a plan that anticipates every level of pain and institutes measures for alleviating it. Remember, the key to effective pain management is early intervention — and that starts with you. You need to inform your team when you’re hurting, where, and how much. This is why being able to talk with them comfortably and candidly is so important. (We’ve provided tools ahead that might help with this conversation.)

As you meet with your team members, you might want to share with them the following pain management model. It establishes a continuum of care to track with pain that ranges from mild to severe.

1. Complementary and alternative therapies: We recommend CAM therapies as a starting point because they are the least toxic. Your body will be exposed to plenty of toxins during cancer treatment; it doesn’t need more. Also, with CAM therapies, you spare your body from the side effects of yet another medication. Acupuncture, chiropractic, hypnosis, massage, and meditation are among the options that have proven successful in controlling pain.

2. Psychotropic drugs: Mediated via neurotransmitters, these medications help manage emotional distresses like depression and anxiety, both of which aggravate pain. Since scientists have determined that neurotransmitters inhabit the entire body, not just the brain, psychotropics have become some of the most frequently prescribed drugs for pain management.

3. Over-the-counter medications: Among the most common OTC pain relievers are acetaminophen and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as aspirin and ibuprofen. They may be enough to alleviate mild pain.

4. Low-dose opioids: Seventy to 90 percent of cancer patients control moderate pain with oral opioids such as Darvon, Percodan, and Percocet. The long-term use of these medications has not been shown to worsen pain. If that should happen in individual cases, the patients may be advised to switch to an opioid other than the one they have been using.

5. Slow-or fast-release opioids: Perhaps the best known of the opioids is morphine, which is sold under several brand names. It’s the most commonly prescribed medication for severe pain and is available in slow-or fast-release forms. Other slow-release opioids, which tend to have longer-lasting effects, include Fentanyl, Levorphanol, methadone, MS Contin, and Oramorph. In the fast-release category are codeine, hydromorphone, and oxycodone. When taken as prescribed, opioids — though quite potent — rarely lead to addiction.

6. Invasive procedures: For acute pain and some chronic pain, a nerve block can provide temporary relief. In this procedure, the physician injects a local anesthetic into or around nerves or below the skin at the site of pain. The anesthetic interrupts the transmission of pain signals to the brain, providing relief for up to several hours. In some instances where drug therapy is ineffective, the pain pathways may be redirected or severed through surgery or controlled with implanted devices.

Reprinted from: When It’s Cancer: The 10 Essential Steps to Follow After Your Diagnosis by Toni Bernay, PhD, and Saar Porrath, MD (March 2006) © 2006 Toni Bernay, PhD Permission granted by Rodale, Inc., Emmaus, PA 18098. Available wherever books are sold or directly from the publisher by calling (800) 848-4735 or visit their website at http://www.rodalestore.com.

Author

Toni Bernay, Ph.D., is a nationally recognized psychologist and executive coach. She serves as president of the Porrath Foundation for Cancer Patient Advocacy and is a principal in the Leadership Equation Institute, a national consulting firm for executives and entrepreneurs. She resides in Beverly Hills.

Her husband, Saar Porrath, M.D., was a preeminent breast oncologist at the forefront of numerous advances in breast health and care. He established the nationally known Woman’s Breast Center in 1983. For his contributions to health care, he was honored by Los Angeles County, as well as the cities of Los Angeles and Santa Monica.

For more information, please visit http://www.porrathfoundation.org

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New book by Heather Smith sends inspirational letters to readers


RICHMOND, Va. (PRWEB) March 23, 2015

According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, nearly 15 million adults suffer from some form of depression. Author Heather Smith believes that many of these wounded souls can lean on Christ to discover innate happiness.

In the new book, “Extravagant Love: Stories of Hope and Inspiration During Difficult Times” (published by WestBow Press), Smith provides readers with motivational letters to inspire them when going through difficult times. Each chapter is written as a personalized letter and begins with an inspirational Bible verse that matches that chapter’s theme.

The message of Smith’s book is that God’s love and compassion heals all. She tells readers that God cares deeply for them and offers personal stories from her own life to demonstrate God’s influence in her life.

Smith hopes readers will understand that God loves all of His children and wants to walk with them in their suffering.

“It is my deepest prayer that whoever reads this book will grasp the fact that He loves each of us,” Smith said. “He wants to be with His children in the good times and in the hard times.”

“Extravagant Love”

By Heather L. Smith

Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 64 pages | ISBN 9781490824635

E-Book | 64 pages | ISBN 9781490824642

Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author    

Heather Smith earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s degree in social work from Virginia Commonwealth University. She enjoys helping and motivating others. She wrote her first book, “Dearest Samantha: I Love You!!!!” after her 30-year marriage ended and she lost her home. She currently resides in Mechanicsville, Virginia.

WestBow Press is a strategic supported self-publishing alliance between HarperCollins Christian Publishing and Author Solutions, LLC — the world leader in supported self-publishing. Titles published through WestBow Press are evaluated for sales potential and considered for publication through Thomas Nelson and Zondervan. For more information, visit westbowpress.com or call (866)-928-1240. For WestBow Press news, click “Like” at facebook.com/WestBowPress and follow @westbowpress on Twitter.