Wednesday, December 28, 2011

New Year Resolutions

Health & Wellness
With a new year just around the corner, we've heard tell that our neighbors, family, and friends have improving their overall approach to healthy living at the top of their 2012 agendas.  We're there with you.

Here's a short list of recent or popular consumer health titles and some tips on how to use our state's iCONN service to find information about health and wellness topics, both traditional and complementary.  As always, couple information you find in print or online with professional advice from your physician.

Muscle Medicine by Rob DeStefano and Bryan Kelly
Fitness conscious folks may appreciate bone-joint-muscle health explanations offered by a sports chiropractor and an orthopedic surgeon.

Herbal Recipes for Vibrant Health by Rosemary Gladstar
Herbal recommendations from a pioneer in the herbal movement.

Doctor, Your Patient Will See You Now by Steven A. Kussin
Advice from a doctor turned author on how to handle office visits and successful interaction with your doctor.  Pair this one with Your Medical Mind : How to Decide What Is Right for You by [M.D.s] Jerome Groopman and Pamela Hartzband.

Feed Your Face by Jessica Wu
A board-certified dermatologist offers a lighthearted skin-care guide and a plan for eliminating blemishes, losing weight, and minimizing wrinkles.

The Sweet Life : Diabetes Without Boundaries by Sam Talbot
An acclaimed chef and Type 1 diabetic offers advice on living the diabetic life, from controlling stress to finding a system to reorder supplies.  The book provides recipes for fresh, all-natural dishes, and foodie wisdom. Pair this one with advice from the Mayo Clinic.

Super Immunity : the Essential Nutrition Guide for Boosting Our Body's Defenses to Live Longer, Stronger, and Disease Free by Dr. Joel Fuhrman
The latest from the author of Eat to Live and advocate for nutrient-heavy meals.

The South Beach Wake-up Call by Arthur Agatston
Another in the series by a Florida-based cardiologist. Compare and contrast to the Atkins and Sugar Busters plans.

Pick Your Diet Plan
A is for Atkins, B is for Biggest Loser, C is for Carb-Lovers or Crazy Sexy, D is for Dukan or Diet Rehab, E is for Eat This, Not That!, F is for Flex... and on and on it goes to the end of the alphabet.  Pick and choose with advice from your medical doctor.

 iCONN : Connecticut's research engine
When searching for credible health and wellness information, don't forget to use your trusty East Hampton Public Library card to freely access and use any of a number of iCONN databases including MedlinePlus, CT Consumer Health Information, Health & Wellness Resource Center, CT Physician Profiles, and more!  Click here to explore.