The Body Clock Guide to Better Health

The Body Clock Guide to Better Health

eBook - 2000
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"What's the best time of day to take your asthma medicine? Why can't teenagers get up in the morning? Does an athlete perform better in the morning or the afternoon? Are Pap smears and mammograms more effective at different times during a woman's cycle? Do couples have a better chance of conceiving during the day than at night? How does the body adjust to working the night shift? Why do we tend to gain weight in winter?" "All these patterns and mechanisms are governed by the body's internal clock, a clock to which more and more doctors and medical researchers are paying close attention. Chronomedicine--diagnosis and treatment based on body time--is at the cutting edge of mainstream medical practice. Surveys show that most doctors know little about this rapidly evolving field. And since the average visit to a doctor today lasts less than fifteen minutes, you need all the information you can get in order to take charge of your own care and treatment. Just as important, an understanding of the body's internal timing can lead to better overall health and fitness, whatever your age or physical condition." "Michael Smolensky, one of the nation's leading authorities in the field, and Lynne Lamberg, a veteran medical journalist, have distilled mountains of medical research into a highly readable book that combines an exploration of this break-through medical science with a wealth of specific, practical health information. Detailed discussions of major health issues such as sleep, exercise, nutrition, medications, sexuality, and fertility set the stage for a first-of-its-kind A-to-Z reference to specific health disorders. Whether it's arthritis or asthma, diabetes or depression, heart disease or ulcers, breakthroughs in chronomedicine can revolutionize your care. Book jacket."--Jacket.
Publisher: New York :, H. Holt,, 2000.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781466891463
1466891467
9780805056624
0805056629
9780805056617
0805056610
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xviii, 428 pages) : illustrations.
Additional Contributors: Lamberg, Lynne
Contents: 1 It's about TIME 3
2 Your Body Is a Time Machine 13
3 The Discovery of Inner Clocks 23
4 How Your Body Clock Works 30
5 Are You a Lark, an Owl, or a Hummingbird? 40
6 Your Mind at Work 56
7 A Good Night's Sleep 66
8 The Growing Years 80
9 Fitness by the Clock 92
10 Time to Eat 106
11 Time for Sex 121
12 Getting the Jump on Jet Lag 143
13 Clockwatching at Work 164
14 A Time to Heal 193
15 Sickness and Health from A to (Nearly) Z 201
16 Better Health in the Twenty-first Century 370
Charts, Illustrations, and Self-Tests
Diaries.
Summary: "What's the best time of day to take your asthma medicine? Why can't teenagers get up in the morning? Does an athlete perform better in the morning or the afternoon? Are Pap smears and mammograms more effective at different times during a woman's cycle? Do couples have a better chance of conceiving during the day than at night? How does the body adjust to working the night shift? Why do we tend to gain weight in winter?" "All these patterns and mechanisms are governed by the body's internal clock, a clock to which more and more doctors and medical researchers are paying close attention. Chronomedicine--diagnosis and treatment based on body time--is at the cutting edge of mainstream medical practice. Surveys show that most doctors know little about this rapidly evolving field. And since the average visit to a doctor today lasts less than fifteen minutes, you need all the information you can get in order to take charge of your own care and treatment. Just as important, an understanding of the body's internal timing can lead to better overall health and fitness, whatever your age or physical condition." "Michael Smolensky, one of the nation's leading authorities in the field, and Lynne Lamberg, a veteran medical journalist, have distilled mountains of medical research into a highly readable book that combines an exploration of this break-through medical science with a wealth of specific, practical health information. Detailed discussions of major health issues such as sleep, exercise, nutrition, medications, sexuality, and fertility set the stage for a first-of-its-kind A-to-Z reference to specific health disorders. Whether it's arthritis or asthma, diabetes or depression, heart disease or ulcers, breakthroughs in chronomedicine can revolutionize your care. Book jacket."--Jacket.

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jazzielady
Oct 05, 2012

This is one of those "life altering" books. The importance of quality sleep is more important than we know.

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Vivica
May 21, 2012

This book contains a wealth of info.
that is important and good to know.
You can strategical apply is info. daily to improve your health ...and it's cost effective!!

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