Technology is great, but it can also be nice to curl up with a nice book. Why not peruse an informative book on health? The Kern County Library has many books, on many different aspects of health, for all ages, written by experts and celebrities. The following list gives some idea of our diverse selection:
• “500 Time-Tested Home Remedies & The Science Behind Them: Ease Aches, Pains, Ailments & More with Hundreds of Simple & Effective At-Home Treatments.” Dr. Linda White brings 30 years of writing experience to this comprehensive book.
• Ageproof: Living Longer Without Running Out of Money or Breaking a Hip.” This book is co-written by “Today Show” financial correspondent Jean Chatzky and the Cleveland Clinic’s chief wellness officer Dr. Michael Roizen.
• “The Better Man Project: 2,476 Tips and Techniques that Will Flatten Your Belly, Sharpen Your Mind & Keep You Healthy & Happy for Life!” By Bill Phillips, editor-in-chief of Men’s Health.
• “Food, Health & Happiness: 115 On-Point Recipes for Great Meals & a Better Life.” This book offers a candid, behind-the-scenes look into the life (and kitchen) of influential and respected celebrity Oprah Winfrey.
• “Food52 Mighty Salads: 60 New Ways to Turn Salad Into Dinner — and Make-Ahead Lunches Too.” The editors of Food52 magazine present 60 salads hefty with vegetables, meats, grains, beans, fish, seafood, pasta and bread.
• “How Food Works: The Facts Visually Explained.” Editorial consultant Dr. Sarah Brewer debunks common food myths, explains nutrition, covers the food groups and looks into organic versus processed foods.
• “iPhone and Apple Watch for Health & Fitness in Easy Steps,” by Nick Vandome. Color illustrations demonstrate these gadgets that make health and fitness fun.
• “The Lucky Years: How to Thrive in the Brave New World of Health.” Bestselling author Dr. David Agus helps you take control of your health.
• “Mind-Gut Connection: How the Hidden Conversation Within Our Bodies Impacts Our Mood, Our Choices & Our Overall Health.” Dr. Emeran Mayer discusses the mind-body connection, including lessons from the hunter-gatherers.
• “Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction: The MBSR Program for Enhancing Health & Vitality.” Authors Linda Lehrhaupt, Ph.D., and psychologist Petra Meibert are two of the leading mindfulness trainers in Europe.
• “Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Sourcebook: A Guide to Healing, Recovery & Growth.” Glenn Schiraldi’s book discusses how millions of PTSD sufferers have learned to live without fear, pain, depression and self-doubt.
• “Pregnancy Encyclopedia: All Your Questions Answered.” Obstetrician/gynecologist Dr. Paula Amato and obstetrician Dr. Chandrima Biswas provide a comprehensive and easy-to-understand guide.
• “Pretty Happy: Healthy Ways to Love Your Body.” Actress and fitness icon Kate Hudson shares her insights.
• “The Stash Plan: Your 21-Day Guide to Shed Weight, Feel Great & Take Charge of Your Health.” Laura Prepon, star of the show “Orange is the New Black,” writes this in partnership with nutritionist Elizabeth Troy.
• “Still Down: What to Do When Antidepressants Fail.” Dr. Dean MacKinnon, a psychiatrist at Johns Hopkins Medical School, assists with finding appropriate diagnoses and the best possible care.
• “Your Health, Your Decisions: How to Work with Your Doctor to Become a Knowledge-Powered Patient.” Dr. Robert McNutt gives patients the confidence and tools they need to make health care choices.
These books, and books on many other subjects, are available through the local branch of your Kern County Library.
Katherine Ross is a reference librarian for Beale Memorial Library, main branch of the Kern County Library system.