Encyclopedia of Wellness: From Açaí Berry to Yo-Yo Dieting [3 volumes]: From Açaí Berry to Yo-Yo Dieting

Encyclopedia of Wellness: From Açaí Berry to Yo-Yo Dieting [3 volumes]: From Açaí Berry to Yo-Yo Dieting

by Sharon K. Zoumbaris

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Overview

This wide-ranging encyclopedia addresses our rapidly changing understanding of health and wellness, providing a collection of essays that are up-to-date and comprehensive in both scope and breadth.

Encyclopedia of Wellness: From Açaí Berry to Yo-Yo Dieting offers expert advice to anyone seeking information on a condition or illness. More than that, however, this three-volume resource is a compendium of practical information on how to reduce poor health choices and live a healthy, active, vibrant life.

A source of basic, easily understandable entries on health and wellness, the encyclopedia covers an extraordinarily broad array of health-related topics including acupuncture, art therapy, biofeedback, food additives, nutrition labels, organic foods, and workplace wellness. Bulimia is covered, as are depression, autism, cancer, and environmental hazards. Essays examine issues related to healthy living for the mind and the body, stressing the importance of the mind-body connection to good health. Information is also offered on practical concerns such as medical savings accounts, changes in medical insurance, and the U.S. health care system. Throughout, the encyclopedia presents knowledge gleaned from new research on treatment and especially on choices in nutrition and exercise.

  • Over 230 clear and concise A–Z entries by notable scholars and researchers
  • A short, introductory essay that gives readers a historical overview of health issues in the United States
  • Sidebars that provide personal anecdotes about specific health situations
  • A comprehensive glossary of health and wellness terms
  • A comprehensive list of Internet resources for further information and research

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780313393341
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 06/06/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 984
File size: 35 MB
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About the Author

Sharon Zoumbaris is a professional librarian and freelance writer/editor.

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