Featured Library Materials
Our featured library materials also appear on our Facebook page and may be available for check out at your local Aurora library. Many of our libraries have a large selection of consumer health resources that may be checked out when you visit. Stop in and browse!
|The China Study Cookbook by L. Campbell, PhD (Benbella Books, 2013). The China Study, published in 2005, was the most comprehensive study of the effects of nutrition on health ever conducted. Evidence showed that a whole food, plant-based diet lowers our risk of developing heart disease, cancer, and diabetes. The China Study Cookbook takes these scientific findings a step further and offers 200 easy and tasty recipes that have no added fat and minimal sugar and salt. Animal protein raises cholesterol. The protein in cow's milk causes changes in cells that make it easier for them to mutate so cancer cells can grow.|
|Cure your Child with Food by Kelly Dorfman (Workman, 2013). Have you ever solved a health issue by changing your diet? Dorfman is a licensed nutritionist and dietician who shows us how to become nutrition detectives and get to the bottom of the health conditions children commonly experience such as picky eating, recurrent stomachache, crankiness and ear infections. Only 20% of children are eating the needed 4 to 5 cups of fruits and vegetables a day for nutritious diets. A zinc deficiency can cause food to taste or smell bad resulting in picky eating. Milk, soy, wheat and eggs are foods most associated with ear infections. Removing them from the diet can reduce or stop the infections.|
|Secrets of Happy Families by Bruce Feiler (William Morrow, 2013). The 200 smart ideas described in this book have been gathered from creative minds in business to the Green Berets and are lifesavers for busy modern families! Time shifting daily communication from supper to a more effective time of day for everyone helps families who have hectic schedules. Checklists of household jobs with short weekly meetings - so all can contribute ideas - can empower children to take more responsibility. Sharing the tough times as well as triumphs of extended family members shows how people overcome difficulties and build self-esteem.|
|22 Accessible Road Trips by CB Harrington (Demos Health, 2012). Written by the guru of accessible travel, this inclusive book, will inspire you to hit the road whether you are a slow walker, wheel chair -user or... just want to have vacation fun! The 22 chapters each detail a different driving route that begins and ends in the same city. Unique tourist attractions, local festivals, restaurants, lodging options, and road trip tips are described. If you are flying to the city you start from, airport and rental van information is included.|
|Fast Minds by Craig Surmon, MD (Berkley Books, 2013). Adult ADHD is not a problem of paying attention but of paying attention to the right things. Its traits include forgetfulness, achieving below potential, being time and motivationally challenged, stuck in a rut, impulsive, novelty seeking, distracted and scattered. A circuit to the brain's different parts allows us ...to decide what to pay attention to. New habits can be formed for attention success by consistently practicing and using brain aids such as reminders on our computers or people we can be accountable to.|