What We’ve Been Reading

Tai Chi Illustrated: For Greater Balance, Relaxation, and Health

(Human Kinetics, 2012) by Master Pixiang Qiu and Weimo Zhu

The Chinese have recognized the benefits of tai chi since the 12th century, and now Western science is acknowledging the health benefits associated with what many call “moving meditation.” Tai Chi Illustrated offers a comprehensive look at the mind-body exercise with full-color photo sequences demonstrating the most popular tai chi routines. // $19.95, humankinetics.com

Super Brain

(Harmony Books, 2013) by Deepak Chopra, MD, and Rudolph E. Tanzi, PhD

Your brain is capable of incredible healing and constant reshaping. Through a new relationship with your brain, you can transform your life. In Super Brain, Chopra and Tanzi guide readers on a fascinating journey that envisions a leap in human evolution. It also shows you how to use your brain as a gateway for achieving health, happiness, and spiritual growth. // $25, crownpublishing.com

More Alive Now: Simple Nutrition to Change Your Life

(OSANA Publishing, 2010) by Susan Frailey, RN, BSN

More Alive Now is your introduction to a new mindset, a new way of life. It is an approach to healthy, joyful living through use of innovative nutritional tools that make sense, are easy to follow, and will last a lifetime. Susan teaches, lectures, and consults about her revolutionary nutritional approach to living while also helping you realize the power of pH balance, food combining, probiotic foods, and enzymes. // $19.95, morealivenow.com

The Alzheimer’s Diet

(AD Education Consultants, Inc., 2013) by Richard S. Isaacson, MD and Christopher N. Ochner, PhD

The Alzheimer’s Diet is a summation of the science behind Alzheimer’s nutrition and the experience that the authors have gained in applying this knowledge over the last fifteen years. This book can benefit anyone concerned about memory loss. When it comes to Alzheimer’s disease and memory loss in general, everyone can and should be using dietary strategies as a part of a comprehensive prevention or treatment plan. // $19.95, alzheimersdiet.com