Little, Brown and Company Catalog

Fall 2013/Winter 2014

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Grain Brain

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September 2013 Hardcover

David Perlmutter, MD with Kristin Loberg, Grain Brain: The Surprising Truth About Wheat, Carbs, and SugarYour Brain’s Silent Killers

978-0-316-23480-1, $27.00

DESCRIPTION

Renowned neurologist David Perlmutter, MD, blows the lid off a topic that’s been buried in medical literature for far too long: carbs are destroying your brain. And not just unhealthy carbs, but even healthy ones like whole grains can cause dementia, ADHD, anxiety, chronic headaches, depression, and much more. Dr. Perlmutter explains what happens when the brain encounters common ingredients in your daily bread and fruit bowls, why your brain thrives on fat and cholesterol, and how you can spur the growth of new brain cells at any age. He offers an in-depth look at how we can take control of our “smart genes” through specific dietary choices and lifestyle habits, demonstrating how to remedy our most feared maladies without drugs. With a revolutionary 30-day plan, GRAIN BRAIN teaches us how we can reprogram our genetic destiny for the better.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

David Perlmutter, MD, is president of the Perlmutter Health Center in Naples, Florida, and the co-founder and president of The Perlmutter Brain Foundation. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Humanitarian of the Year Award from the American College of Nutrition and the Linus Pauling Award, and he serves on the Medical Advisory Board of The Dr. Oz Show. A frequent lecturer, he writes a blog at VanguardNeurologist.com and is a contributor to The Huffington Post. He is the author of The Better Brain Book, Raise a Smarter Child by Kindergarten, and Power Up Your Brain.

Publicity Contact: Theresa Giacopasi theresa.giacopasi@hbgusa.com

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The Blood Sugar Solution 10-Day Detox Diet

February 2014 Hardcover

The Blood Sugar Solution 10-Day Detox Diet: Activate Your Body’s Natural Ability to Burn Fat and Lose Weight Fast

978-0-316-23002-5, $28.00

DESCRIPTION

The key to losing weight and keeping it off is maintaining low insulin levels. Based on Dr. Hyman’s groundbreaking Blood Sugar Solution program, THE BLOOD SUGAR SOLUTION 10-DAY DETOX DIET presents strategies for reducing insulin levels and producing fast and sustained weight loss. Dr. Hyman explains how to: activate your natural ability to burn fatespecially belly fat; reduce inflammation; reprogram your metabolism; shut off your fat-storing genes; de-bug your digestive system; create effortless appetite control; and soothe the stress to shed the pounds. With practical tools designed to achieve optimum wellness, including meal plans, recipes, and shopping lists, as well as step-by-step, easy-to-follow advice on green living, supplements, medication, exercise, and more, THE BLOOD SUGAR SOLUTION 10-DAY DETOX DIET is the fastest way to lose weight, prevent disease, and feel your best.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Mark Hyman, MD, was co-medical director of Canyon Ranch for ten years, and is now the chairman of the Institute for Functional Medicine and founder and medical director of The UltraWellness Center. He is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Blood Sugar Solution, Ultrametabolism, The Ultramind Solution, and The Ultrasimple Diet, and coauthor of Ultraprevention.

Publicity Contact: Liz Garriga, Elizabeth.garriga@hbgusa.com

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SPONTANEOUS HAPPINESS

NOVEMBER 2O11 HARDCOVER

Spontaneous Happiness
Andrew Weil, MD
978-0-316-12944-2, $27.99

Bestselling author Dr. Andrew Weil presents his revolutionary approach to finding lasting happiness.

Spontaneous Happiness is Dr. Weil’s paradigm-shifting guide to peak emotional wellness. In the book, he redefines the notion of happiness and demonstrates the limitations of the biochemical model of mental health. He presents a vast, scientifically proven array of integrative treatment strategies for low mood and depression, drawing on techniques from Ayurveda, Buddhism, acupuncture, psychotherapy, mindfulness training, and much more. Dr. Weil offers advice on lifestyle, behavior, and dietary changes, and helps readers assess their own emotional wellness and build personalized step-by-step plans to manage their moods. Whether suffering from mild to moderate depression, or simply seeking greater contentment, Dr. Weil’s science-based integrative approach will help readers achieve their goals. With fascinating case studies and a comprehensive program, this guide breaks new ground in the field of happiness.

About the Author: Andrew Weil, MD, is the founder and program director of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine. He is the author of many bestselling books, including Spontaneous Healing, 8 Weeks to Optimum Health, and others. He lives in Tucson, AZ.

Publicity Tour: San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, Dallas and Phoenix

Publicity Contact: Michelle Aielli,  michelle.aielli@hbgusa.com

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DR. BERNSTEIN’S DIABETES SOLUTION (REVISED EDITION)

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NOVEMBER 2011 HARDCOVER

Dr. Bernstein’s Diabetes Solution (Revised Edition): A Complete Guide to Achieving Normal Blood Sugars
Richard K. Bernstein, MD
978-0-316-18269-0, $29.99

Originally published in 1997, Dr. Bernstein’s Diabetes Solution is a unique resource that covers both adult and childhood-onset diabetes, explains step-by-step how to normalize blood sugar levels and prevent or reverse complications, and offers detailed guidelines for establishing a treatment plan. Readers will find 50 gourmet recipes, in addition to a comprehensive discussion of diet, obesity, and new drugs to curb carbohydrate craving and overeating. Now in its fourth edition, the book presents up-to-the-minute information on insulin resistance, blood-testing devices, measuring blood sugar, new types of insulin, gastroparesis and other issues, as well as updated diet guidelines.

Dr. Bernstein’s Diabetes Solution is the one book every diabetic must own.

About the Author: Richard K. Bernstein, MD, is one of the world’s foremost experts in diabetes treatment and care. He is the author of six books about diabetes, including The Diabetes Diet. He lives and maintains a private practice in Mamaroneck, NY.

Publicity Contact: Theresa Giacopasi,  theresa.giacopasi@hbgusa.com

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THE BLOOD SUGAR SOLUTION

FEBRUARY 2012 HARDCOVER

The Blood Sugar Solution: The UltraHealthy Program for Losing Weight, Preventing Disease, and Feeling Great Now!
Mark Hyman, MD
978-0-316-12737-0, $27.99

Bestselling author Dr. Mark Hyman’s scientifically based program for preventing and reversing the number one cause of obesity and chronic disease.

In The Blood Sugar Solution, Dr. Mark Hyman reveals that the secret solution to losing weight and preventing not just diabetes but also heart disease, stroke, dementia, and cancer is balanced insulin levels. Dr. Hyman describes the seven keys to achieving wellness—nutrition, hormones, inflammation, digestion, detoxification, energy metabolism, and a calm mind—and explains his revolutionary six-week healthy-living program. With advice on diet, green living, supplements and medication, exercise, and personalizing the plan for optimal results, the book also teaches readers how to maintain lifelong health. Groundbreaking and timely, The Blood Sugar Solution is the fastest way to lose weight, prevent disease, and feel better than ever.

About the Author: Mark Hyman, MD, is the chairman of the Institute for Functional Medicine and founder and medical director of The UltraWellness Center. He is also the author of The Ultramind Solution and co-author of Ultraprevention. He lives in Lenox, MA.

Publicity Contact: Liz Garriga, elizabeth.garriga@hbgusa.com

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20 YEARS YOUNGER: Look Younger, Feel Younger, Be Younger!

MAY 2011 HARDCOVER

20 Years Younger: Look Younger, Feel Younger, Be Younger!
Bob Greene with Harold Lancer, MD,Diane L. McKay, PhD, and Ronald L. Kotler, MD
978-0-316-13378-4; $27.99

Million-copy bestseller Bob Greene gives us the definitive anti-aging book.

It’s time to turn back the clock! In 20 YEARS YOUNGER, Bob Greene offers readers a practical, science-based plan for looking and feeling their best as they age. The cutting-edge program details easy and effective steps we can all take to rebuild the foundation of youth and enjoy better health, improved energy, and a positive outlook on life. The four cornerstones of the program are: an exercise regimen for fighting muscle and bone loss, a longevity-focused diet, sleep rejuvenation, and wrinklefighting skin care. Woven throughout the text is practical advice on changing appearances, controlling stress, staying mentally sharp, navigating medical tests, and much more. Readers will walk away with a greater understanding of how the body ages and what they can do to feel—and look—20 years younger.

5-city author tour: New York, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Dallas, Philadelphia

About the author: Bob Greene is an exercise physiologist and certified personal trainer specializing in fitness, metabolism, and weight loss.

Publicity contact: Nicole Dewey, nicole.dewey@hbgusa.com

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SEPTEMBER 2010 HARDCOVER100 Simple Things You Can Do to Prevent Alzheimer’s and Age-Related Memory LossJean CarperISBN:978-0-316-08685-1; $19.99Bestselling author Jean Carper offers 100 simple strategies to help defeat Alzheimer’s before it begins.Drink apple juice. Floss. Make a new friend. Sprinkle cinnamon in your tea. Meditate. Surf the internet. These are just a few of the surprising, simple strategies for avoiding Alzheimer’s and age-related memory loss that Jean Carper reveals in 100 SIMPLE THINGS YOU CAN DO TO PREVENT ALZHEIMER’S. When Carper discovered she had a prominent Alzheimer’s gene, she was determined to find out everything she could do to save herself, and was pleasantly surprised to find that there is quite a bit. Carper distills the latest scientific research and advises readers on how they, too, can use the information to keep their intellect intact for a lifetime. This is the ultimate guide to protecting your brain from Alzheimer’s and age-related memory loss.
About the author: Jean Carper is the author of 23 books,including three New York Times bestsellers. She is a contributing editor to USA WeekendMagazine, and until recently wrote the “Eat Smart” column for USA TODAY. She lives in Key West, Florida.

SEPTEMBER 2010 HARDCOVER

100 Simple Things You Can Do to Prevent Alzheimer’s and Age-Related Memory Loss
Jean Carper
ISBN:978-0-316-08685-1; $19.99

Bestselling author Jean Carper offers 100 simple strategies to help defeat Alzheimer’s before it begins.

Drink apple juice. Floss. Make a new friend. Sprinkle cinnamon in your tea. Meditate. Surf the internet. These are just a few of the surprising, simple strategies for avoiding Alzheimer’s and age-related memory loss that Jean Carper reveals in 100 SIMPLE THINGS YOU CAN DO TO PREVENT ALZHEIMER’S. When Carper discovered she had a prominent Alzheimer’s gene, she was determined to find out everything she could do to save herself, and was pleasantly surprised to find that there is quite a bit. Carper distills the latest scientific research and advises readers on how they, too, can use the information to keep their intellect intact for a lifetime. This is the ultimate guide to protecting your brain from Alzheimer’s and age-related memory loss.

About the author: Jean Carper is the author of 23 books,including three New York Times bestsellers. She is a contributing editor to USA Weekend
Magazine, and until recently wrote the “Eat Smart” column for USA TODAY. She lives in Key West, Florida.

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PAPERBACK ORIGINAL FEBRUARY 2011
The Portable Pediatrician: Everything You Need to Know About Your Child’s HealthBy William Sears, MD, Martha Sears, RN, Robert Sears, MD, James Sears, MD, Peter Sears, MDISBN: 978-0-316-01748-0; $21.99The long-awaited companion volume to America’s “baby bible,” The Baby Book. A major new reference work from the most trusted name in family healthcare—the definitive medical companion for all parents.
About the authors: William Sears, MD, has practiced pediatrics for more than 30 years. Martha Sears, RN, is a childbirth educator and parenting and health consultant. They live in southern California. Robert Sears, MD, and James Sears, MD, are pediatricians in practice in southern California. Peter Sears, MD, is a pediatrician in practice in Nashville, Tennessee.

PAPERBACK ORIGINAL FEBRUARY 2011

The Portable Pediatrician: Everything You Need to Know About Your Child’s Health
By William Sears, MD, Martha Sears, RN, Robert Sears, MD, James Sears, MD, Peter Sears, MD
ISBN: 978-0-316-01748-0; $21.99

The long-awaited companion volume to America’s “baby bible,” The Baby Book. A major new reference work from the most trusted name in family healthcare—the definitive medical companion for all parents.

About the authors: William Sears, MD, has practiced pediatrics for more than 30 years. Martha Sears, RN, is a childbirth educator and parenting and health consultant. They live in southern California.
Robert Sears, MD, and James Sears, MD, are pediatricians in practice in southern California.
Peter Sears, MD, is a pediatrician in practice in Nashville, Tennessee.

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