The Barefoot Book
Our addiction to wearing shoes has been linked to conditions ranging from foot fungus and bacteria to bunions and fallen arches. Daniel Howell describes the benefits of a simple alternative: going barefoot.
Born to Run
An epic adventure that began with one simple question: Why does my foot hurt? Isolated by Mexico's deadly Copper Canyons, the blissful Tarahumara Indians have honed the ability to run hundreds of miles without rest or injury.
Foot and Ankle Anatomy
Phenomenal images of dissections, osteology, and radiographic and surface anatomy provide you with a perfect grasp of all the lower limb structures you are likely to encounter in practice or in the anatomy lab.
Healing with Whole Foods
Used as a reference by students of acupuncture, this is a hefty, truly comprehensive guide to the theory and healing power of Chinese medicine. It's also a primer on nutrition—including facts about green foods, such as spirulina and blue-green algae, and the "regeneration diets" used by cancer patients and arthritics—along with an inspiring cookbook with more than 300 mostly vegetarian, nutrient-packed recipes.
This well-researched, thought-provoking guide to traditional foods contains a startling message: Animal fats and cholesterol are not villains but vital factors in the diet, necessary for normal growth, proper funciton of the brain and nervous system, protection from disease and optimum energy levels.
Barefoot Running offers the only step-by-step direction runners need at any age to overcome injuries, run faster than ever, and rediscover the pure joy of running.
Feet and Footwear
Talk about walking in someone else’s shoes. This encyclopedia, written by a cultural anthropologist, walks us through the history of shoes and the feet that wear them, from Achilles to the Wizard of Oz.
Change Your Posture Change Your Life
The Alexander Technique is a proven method for breaking down bodily tension to restore natural ease of movement. Change Your Posture, Change Your Life examines every aspect of the technique, from how to release muscle tension to the secret key to good posture.
The Core Strength Workout
The perennially popular Yoga, Ballet, and Pilates all owe their success to what has become the latest buzzword in fitness: CORE STRENGTH. Core strength refers to the torso muscles from the glutes and abs to the back and neck those muscles that literally keep you standing tall, strong, and erect.
Crafting Handmade Shoes
Raymond covers the fundamentals of shoemaking first, including pictures, sidebars with flair (did you know that platform heels were first worn by sixteenth-century Venetian prostitutes?), and great instructions for techniques.
Take off your Shoes and Walk
One of the first published works on how footwear is harmful to the body, this book explores conclusions drawn from 30 years of practice in the fields of chiropody and podiatry.
Dr. Peter Larson and Bill Katovsky explore the reasons why pain is so frequently a part of the life of the modern runner, and search for potential solutions to the injury epidemic.
Healthy Back Anatomy
Healthy Back Anatomy features a range of exercises that help strengthen and stabilize the muscles of your back. Each move includes step-by-step instructions, plus full-color photos and anatomical illustrations that let you see how your muscles work.
Solid to the Core
Like your house, your body needs a strong foundation to support it. In your body this foundation is made up of your core, a set of muscles and muscle groups that extend from the base of your spine to the area around your pelvis, including the muscles of your abdominal wall and back.