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To eat well, is first to put some equilibrium in our daily diet. It is also to accomplish all kinds of small gestures which protect our line and good shape without avoiding a simple, savoury cuisine. Jacques Fricker gives here a recipe book which will put neither our health nor our weight in any danger.
Are artificial sweeteners dangerous for the body ? Can plastic packaging cause cancers by contaminating our food ? Could serious stomach complaints be caused by the nitrate contained in chemical fertilizer ? We have all heard the worrying stories about the danger posed by the numerous chemicals needed by industries to make the products which we use everyday. Does this mean there is good and bad chemistry ? The reader will find in this guide a great deal of surprising, and for the most part, reassuring information on the reality of the situation. John Emsley is a scientist at Imperial College, London. In addition to his regular radio slots, he writes for The Independent newspaper, and regularly contributes to New Scientist magazine.
Eating well is first of all a case of balancing your daily intake of food. It is also enjoying every day simple yet tasty cooking, and taking small steps to safeguard your figure and your well-being. It is following a diet which is specially adapted to help you to achieve your ideal weight. Finally, it is finding recipes for special occasions which dont threaten your weight or your health. The recipes found in this book have been formulated by Patrick Clavé, a chef at the Centre diététique de Brides-les-Bains, with the collaboration de Valérie Gehin, Isabelle Revol and Marie-José Carduner, who are all nutritionists.
Why do people smoke ? What is the role of nicotine, which produces all the pleasant sensations of tobacco inhalation ? Why do smokers find it so difficult to quit, when their health and even their lives are at risk? This is book is aimed at smokers, and all those who are interested in the mysteries of human behaviour. In order to break the futile vicious circle of guilt and failure, Gilbert Lagrue examines both the positive and the negative effects of tobacco.The authors goal is to lead the reader from understanding to action. How do smokers decide to quit? What are the different methods used in giving up smoking? How can smokers fight against physical and psychological dependence? And how can those who have quit ensure that they will not start smoking again? Professor Gilbert Lagrue is a renowned specialist on tobacco abuse and withdrawal. He is the founder of the tobacco-withdrawal unit at Hôpital Henri Mondor in Créteil.
Jill-Patrice Cassuto examines the precursors of BSE and reviews some of the early research into the disease. He also studies the human form of BSE, or Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, a fatal neurodegenerative disorder, and addresses the highly controversial question of ways the disease may be transmitted. This book is not only a scientific overview of current knowledge about BSE. It is also a thorough inquiry into the BSE scare and an examination of the issue of responsibility and of how health issues and risks are dealt with within the European Community. Jill-Patrice Cassuto teaches medicine and heads a clinical hematology service in a university hospital.
There are many aspects of this disease : How does it operate and what causes it ? When does the trembling start ? What are the other symptoms ? What are the newest available treatments ? What can be done when medicines are no longer effective ? What about brain surgery ? Will it be possible one day to perform brain transplants ? With regard to the daily life of a patient suffering from Parkinsons Disease, what are the benefits of gymnastics and massages ? Is it still possible to drive ? Or hold down a job ? What is the best attitude for the people around the patient to adopt ? Pierre Pollak teaches neurology at the University Hospital of Grenoble.
For more than forty years, William Dement has been researching the subject of sleep and of sleep-related problems. According to Dement, if we dont sleep well, we cannot be healthy; but its impossible to sleep well if we dont know what disturbs our sleep patterns, or what we stand to gain from an adequate nights rest. We are careful about our diets and we make sure we get enough exercise. Yet we often forget that it is equally important to sleep well. Sleep is often sacrificed to the demands of our daily lives. Doctors still tend to minimise the physical, emotional and psychological risks that result from a failure to give sleep its due. This fundamental work by a world-renowned specialist enables us to find out how we should sleep, in order to feel better and keep healthy. William C. Dement is a world authority in the field of sleep and in the treatment of sleep disturbances. In the 1970s, he founded one of the earliest centres specialising in the study of sleep at Stanford University, in California. He continues to teach at Stanford. Christopher Vaughan is the author of How Life Begins : The Science of Life in the Womb.
Knots in your stomach and feelings of anxiety are common sensations. But what can be done when anxiety becomes overpowering, handicapping ? What are the symptoms ? When does it become a disease ? How can it be managed on a daily basis ? Who should be consulted ? A simple and practical book to help you to deal with this problem. Eric Albert and Laurent Chneiweiss are both psychiatrists, and specialists in the modern treatment of anxiety.
Why do you have backache ? What are the treatments available to you ? Can osteopathy help ? What to do when the pain is persistant and recurring ? How can you protect your back ? What precautions need to be taken in pregnant women and children ? Does the "mental" aspect play a part in curing it ? This book is a thorough guide to current medical knowledge about the causes of backaches, how to prevent them and how to treat them. Bernard Duplan, a rheumatologist, heads a department at the rheumatology hospital in Aix-les-Bains. Marc Marty is a rheumatologist at the Hospital Henri Mondor, in Creteil.
"The goal of this book is to answer some of the many questions that are asked about patient-doctor relations and healthcare. How should we go about choosing the doctor in whom we will entrust our health? How can we contribute to make our consultation more effective, in order to help our doctor make a better diagnosis and find the most appropriate solutions? And when should we put an end to the relationship of trust with our doctor?" Pierre Khalifa Pierre Khalifa, a specialist in internal medicine, has worked as a house doctor in Parisian hospitals and was formerly a clinical director at the Hôpital Cochin, in Paris.