Inyo County Free Library - New Acquisitions

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Pulse of perseverance: three black doctors on their journey to success

Publishing Date: [2017]

Classification: 600

Call Number: 610.922

The authors each tell their story, from growing up in New York City and Washington, D.C., Chicago, and New Orleans, to their meeting as premed students at Xavier University of Louisiana, to becoming board certified physicians, fathers and community mentors.

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The body: a guide for occupants

By Bryson, Bill

Publishing Date: [2019]

Classification: 600

Call Number: 612 BRY

"Bill Bryson, bestselling author of A Short History of Nearly Everything, takes us on a head-to-toe tour of the marvel that is the human body. As compulsively readable as it is comprehensive, this is Bryson at his very best, a must-read owner's manual for everybody. Bill Bryson once again proves himself to be an incomparable companion as he guides us through the human body--how it functions, its remarkable ability to heal itself, and (unfortunately) the ways it can fail. Full of extraordinary facts (your body made a million red blood cells since you started reading this) and irresistible Bryson-esque anecdotes, The Body will lead you to a deeper understanding of the miracle that is life in general and you in particular. As Bill Bryson writes, "We pass our existence within this wobble of flesh and yet take it almost entirely for granted." The Body will cure that indifference with generous doses of wondrous, compulsively readable facts and information"--

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The complete ketogenic diet for beginners: your essential guide to living the keto lifestyle

By Ramos, Amy

Publishing Date: [2016]

Classification: 600

Call Number: 613.2833 RAM

Eat healthier, lose weight, trim your waistline-- it sounds so simple. And yet, the CDC reports that more than one third of Americans face significant weight loss challenges-- with nearly 1 in 20 suffering from type 2 diabetes- -and have yet to find a solution that works. When on the ketogenic diet, you're simply using your body's own natural response to certain foods in order to burn unwanted fat and shed weight. Endorsed by the Mayo Clinic and others in the medical community, the ketogenic diet has been proven as a healthy, effective way of achieving weight loss, as it consists of low-carb, high fat foods that prompt the body to burn fat for energy instead of glucose.

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The heart of yoga: developing a personal practice

By Desikachar, T. K. V.

Publishing Date: ©1995

Classification: 600

Call Number: 613.7046 DES

A world-renowned teacher outlines a step-by-step sequence for developing a complete practice according to viniyoga - yoga adapted to the needs of the individual.

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Naked at our age: talking out loud about senior sex

By Price, Joan

Publishing Date: c2011

Classification: 600

Call Number: 613.95 PRI

Based on interviews with seniors, the author of Better Than I Ever Expected: Straight Talk About Sex After Sixty (Seal Press, 2006) reaffirms her message that seniors can still enjoy sex despite physical changes, illness, and society's attitudes. The book includes personal stories and advice from experts on topics including erectile dysfunction, safer sex, and relationships and sexuality after cancer, Alzheimer's, and losing a loved one. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com) - (Book News)

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The pain chronicles: cures, myths, mysteries, prayers, diaries, brain scans, healing, and the science of suffering

By Thernstrom, Melanie

Publishing Date: 2010

Classification: 600

Call Number: 616.0472 THE

Arguing that the American medical industry adheres to outdated pain-management practices that fail to bring effective relief to millions of patients, the author presents a history of pain management while outlining available treatments.

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An elegant defense: the extraordinary new science of the immune system : a tale in four lives

By Richtel, Matt

Publishing Date: [2019]

Classification: 600

Call Number: 616.079 RIC

"A groundbreaking narrative exploration of the human immune system--the key to human health and longevity--from the Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times journalist and acclaimed author of A Deadly Wandering"--

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Grain brain: the surprising truth about wheat, carbs, and sugar--your brain's silent killers

By Perlmutter, David

Publishing Date: 2018

Classification: 600

Call Number: 616.8 PER

"Dr. Perlmutter's #1 New York Times bestseller about the devastating effects of gluten, sugar, and carbs on the brain and body -- updated with the latest nutritional and neurological science." --

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Trauma-sensitive mindfulness: practices for safe and transformative healing

By Treleaven, David A.

Publishing Date: [2018]

Classification: 600

Call Number: 616.8522 TRE

"Drawing on a decade of research and clinical experience, psychotherapist and educator David Treleaven shows that mindfulness meditation--practiced without an awareness of trauma--can exacerbate symptoms of traumatic stress. Instructed to pay close, sustained attention to their inner world, survivors can experience flashbacks, dissociation, and even retraumatization. This raises a crucial question for mindfulness teachers, trauma professionals, and survivors everywhere: How can we minimize the potential dangers of mindfulness for survivors while leveraging its powerful benefits? Trauma-Sensitive Mindfulness offers answers to this question. Part I provides an insightful and concise review of the histories of mindfulness and trauma, including the way modern neuroscience is shaping our understanding of both. Through grounded scholarship and wide-ranging case examples, Treleaven illustrates the ways mindfulness can help--or hinder--trauma recovery. Part II distills these insights into five key principles for trauma-sensitive mindfulness. Covering the role of attention, arousal, relationship, dissociation, and social context within trauma-informed practice, Treleaven offers 36 specific modifications designed to support survivors' safety and stability. The result is a groundbreaking and practical approach that empowers those looking to practice mindfulness in a safe, transformative way."--Publisher's description.

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I'm telling the truth, but I'm lying: essays

By Ikpi, Bassey

Publishing Date: [2019]

Classification: 600

Call Number: 616.895 IKP

In I'm Telling the Truth, but I'm Lying Bassey Bassey Ikpi explores her life--as a Nigerian-American immigrant, a black woman, a slam poet, a mother, a daughter, an artist--through the lens of her mental health and diagnosis of bipolar II and anxiety. Her remarkable memoir in essays implodes our preconceptions of the mind and normalcy as Bassey bares her own truths and lies for us all to behold with radical honesty and brutal intimacy. From her early childhood in Nigeria through her adolescence in Oklahoma, Bassey Ikpi lived with a tumult of emotions, cycling between extreme euphoria and deep depression--sometimes within the course of a single day. By the time she was in her early twenties, Bassey was a spoken word artist and traveling with HBO's Def Poetry Jam, channeling her life into art. But beneath the fa©'ade of the confident performer, Bassey's mental health was in a precipitous decline, culminating in a breakdown that resulted in hospitalization and a diagnosis of Bipolar II. In I'm Telling the Truth, But I'm Lying, Bassey Ikpi breaks open our understanding of mental health by giving us intimate access to her own. Exploring shame, confusion, medication, and family in the process, Bassey looks at how mental health impacts every aspect of our lives--how we appear to others, and more importantly to ourselves--and challenges our preconception about what it means to be "normal." Viscerally raw and honest, the result is an exploration of the stories we tell ourselves to make sense of who we are--and the ways, as honest as we try to be, each of these stories can also be a lie.

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Sick: a memoir

By Khakpour, Porochista

Publishing Date: [2018]

Classification: 600

Call Number: 616.9 KHA

"In the tradition of Brain on Fire and Darkness Visible, an honest, beautifully rendered memoir of chronic illness, misdiagnosis, addiction, and the myth of full recovery that details author Porochista Khakpour's struggles with late-stage Lyme disease. For as long as writer Porochista Khakpour can remember, she has been sick. For most of that time, she didn't know why. All of her trips to the ER and her daily anguish, pain, and lethargy only ever resulted in one question: How could any one person be this sick? Several drug addictions, three major hospitalizations, and over $100,000 later, she finally had a diagnosis: late-stage Lyme disease. Sick is Khakpour's arduous, emotional journey--as a woman, a writer, and a lifelong sufferer of undiagnosed health problems--through the chronic illness that perpetually left her a victim of anxiety, living a life stymied by an unknown condition. Divided by settings, Khakpour guides the reader through her illness by way of the locations that changed her course--New York, LA, New Mexico, and Germany--as she meditates on both the physical and psychological impacts of uncertainty, and the eventual challenge of accepting the diagnosis she had searched for over the course of her adult life. With candor and grace, she examines her subsequent struggles with mental illness, her addiction to the benzodiazepines prescribed by her psychiatrists, and her ever-deteriorating physical health. A story about survival, pain, and transformation, Sick is a candid, illuminating narrative of hope and uncertainty, boldly examining the deep impact of illness on one woman's life."--

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Beyond tape: the guide to climbing injury treatment and prevention

By Gable, Mike

Publishing Date: 2017

Classification: 600

Call Number: 617.1027 GAB

So much information is available for dealing with injuries, oftentimes with conflicting views. How can you figure out what techniques and methods have actually been shown to be helpful? Based on the most current peer-reviewed studies, Beyond Tape provides you with the answers in a simple, easy-to-use form with no expensive or fancy equipment required. This comprehensive guide to climbing injury prevention and treatment of all areas of the body gives you not only the "whats" and "hows", but also the "whys". Our bodies have the natural ability to heal themselves. The key is to find and then remove the blockages to the healing process.--cover

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Chasing space: an astronaut's story of grit, grace, and second chances

By Melvin, Leland

Publishing Date: [2017]

Classification: 600

Call Number: 629.45 MEL

A memoir by the former NASA astronaut and NFL wide receiver traces his personal journey from the gridiron to the stars, examining the intersecting roles of community, perseverance, and grace that create opportunities for success.

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Pickling everything: foolproof recipes for sour, sweet, spicy, savory, crunchy, tangy treats

By Meredith, Leda

Publishing Date: [2019]

Classification: 600

Call Number: 641.42 MER

Pickling is more than a form of food preservation. It is also a way of turning mild-flavored vegetables and fruits into crunchy, tangy side dishes and intensely flavored condiments. In Pickling Everything, food preservation expert Leda Meredith covers the ins and outs of home pickling, explaining the differences between lacto-fermented probiotic pickles and vinegar-based pickling and how to pickle and can safely. She includes recipes for nuts, legumes, eggs, and meats, encouraging readers to try something new. The 80+ recipes include: Half Sours (deli dills) Tabasco-Style Hot Sauce 48-Hour Mixed Garden Pickles Spiced Pickled Plums Make the most of garden and farmers' market abundance, create fabulous gifts, and expand your pantry with the unique flavors of pickled foods.

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The complete root cellar book: building plans, uses and 100 recipes

By Maxwell, Steve

Publishing Date: c2010

Classification: 600

Call Number: 641.452 MAX

This book provides technical information on using photovoltaics (solar cells) and other energy technologies to enhance a root cellar's performance and ecological sustainability. It also includes must-know information on how to choose, store and manage a supply of fruits, vegetables, nuts and preserves. Features 100 recipes that call for stored produce.

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Voracious: a hungry reader cooks her way through great books

By Nicoletti, Cara

Publishing Date: 2015

Classification: 600

Call Number: 641.5 NIC

As a young bookworm reading in her grandfather's butcher shop, Cara Nicoletti saw how books and food bring people to life. Now a butcher, cook, and writer, she serves up stories and recipes inspired by beloved books and the food that gives their characters depth and personality. From the breakfast sausage in Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little House in the Big Woods to chocolate cupcakes with peppermint buttercream from Jonathan Franzen's The Corrections, these books and the treats in them put her on the road to happiness. Cooking through the books that changed her life, Nicoletti shares fifty recipes.

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Veganomicon: the ultimate vegan cookbook

By Moskowitz, Isa Chandra

Publishing Date: [2017]

Classification: 600

Call Number: 641.5636 MOS

Who knew vegetables could taste so good? Vegan powerhouses Isa Chandra Moskowitz and Terry Romero bring a brand new edition of this beloved vegan cookbook to celebrate its 10th anniversary. You'll find 25 new dishes and updates throughout for more than 250 recipes (everything from basics to desserts), stunning color photos, and tips for making your kitchen a vegan paradise. All the recipes in Veganomicon have been thoroughly kitchen-tested to ensure user-friendliness and amazing results. Veganomicon also includes meals for all occasions and soy-free, gluten-free, and low-fat options, plus quick recipes that make dinner a snap --

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Vegan eats world: 250 international recipes for savoring the planet

By Romero, Terry Hope

Publishing Date: c2013

Classification: 600

Call Number: 641.5636 ROM

A collection of vegan recipes offers diverse ethnic dishes and popular street foods from all over the world reworked into healthy, meatless meals.

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Eating Viet Nam: dispatches from a blue plastic table

By Holliday, Graham

Publishing Date: 2015

Classification: 600

Call Number: 641.5959 HOL

"Graham didn't want to be just a tourist in a foreign country...he was determined to live in it. An ordinary guy who liked trying interesting food, he moved to the capital city and embarked on a quest to find real Vietnamese food."--Book jacket.

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Bowls: vibrant recipes with endless possibilities

Publishing Date: [2020]

Classification: 600

Call Number: 641.82

"Create satisfying, nourishing, quick-to-prepare bowls built around grains, noodles, greens, and broths and find inspiration to customize your own creations Want to cook healthier low-stress dinners, improve your lunch game, and find meals that can be prepped mostly in advance? Bowls are for you! The beauty of building a meal in a bowl is its versatility, and this book helps you compose 75 interesting bowls that incorporate a multitude of flavors and textures, from a Harvest Bowl to a Pork Mojo Quinoa Bowl, all while streamlining prep work to keep them casual and fun. Where to start? Choose your base--we've got chapters based on grains, noodles, greens, and broths--and then peruse options as diverse as Seared Tuna Poke Bowl, Green Fried Rice Bowl, Indian-Spiced Chicken Zoodle Bowl, and Vietnamese Beef Pho. Components within recipes are frequently interchangeable, so if you've got pre-cooked grains on hand, or a rotisserie chicken, you can easily swap these foods in. (Lunch tip: Most bowl components can also be made the day before and transported.) Feel like improvising? Turn to our Bowl Basics section which offers 100 components, from Quinoa Pilaf to Quick Pickled Carrot Ribbons. Our vibrant Beet Tzatziki sauce or crunchy Savory Seed Brittle might be just the ticket to transform your bowl improvisation into something special, and everything can be made in advance and stored. Looking to eat vegetarian, vegan, or gluten-free? You'll find plenty of options here, plus full nutritional information for every recipe." -- ONIX annotation.

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