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Title:
Boosting your energy : through conventional and alternative methods
Author:
Boyd, Hilary.
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Edition:
First edition for the U.S., its territories and dependencies, and Canada.
Publication Information:
Hauppauge, N.Y. : Barron's, [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
144 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm.
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780764119026
Format :
Book

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Summary

This book helps readers identify the various causes of low energy, whether stemming from specific medical problems or general lifestyle issues such as improper diet or environmental pollution. The author also examines psychological causes that sometimes underlie low energy problems, then guides readers through a range of therapies and regimens based on both conventional and alternative medicine. The rapidly growing selection ofOptions for Healthtitles each present sound advice on health and fitness. Books in this series cover virtually all medical viewpoints, including conventional medicine, holistic healthcare, herbal remedies, new findings from nutritional scientists, and a variety of long-established, widely accepted therapies. Approximately 40 color photos and illustrations in each book.


Author Notes

Hllary Boyd, a qualified nurse, as well as a journalist and author of several books, has worked at London's famous Hospital for Sick Children. She regularly contributes articles on health, as well as on mind, body, and spirit issues, to the Sunday edition of the London Daily Mail, You magazine, and the London Daily Express.
Dr. Len Saputo is a board-certified internist with 30 years of experience practicing in California. A founder and director of the Health Medicine Forum, a non-profit educational foundation


Table of Contents

Forewordp. 6
Introductionp. 8
Setting Your Goalsp. 10
Part 1 Understanding the Problemp. 12
Lifestyle Influences on Energyp. 24
Diet and weight
The importance of exercise
Stress factors
Lack of sleep
Addiction
Environmental pollution
Relaxation
Medical Causes for Low Energyp. 48
Chronic pain syndrome
Illnesses
Infections
Chronic diseases
Allergy and food intolerance
Hormonal imbalances
Depression
Adverse reactions to prescription medicines
Part 2 All the Optionsp. 80
Lifestyle Changesp. 82
Diet
Detoxing
Water
Energy foods
Vitamins and supplements
Juicing
Herbal infusions
Relaxationp. 98
Meditation
Visualization
Breathing
Sleep
Exercise
Martial arts
Psychospiritual issues
Body Alignmentp. 111
Osteopathy
Chiropractic
Bowen technique
Massage
Posture
Postural therapies
The healing arts
Holistic Healingp. 122
Traditional chinese medicine
Naturopathy
Water as therapy
Herbal therapy
Homeopathy
Ayurveda
Therapies based on vibrations
Color therapies
Positive thinking
Talking therapies
Conventional Medicinep. 138
What general practice offers
Making the most of your general practitioner
Screening and tests
List of organizationsp. 141
Indexp. 142