Description : Oxidative stress, which is caused by endogenous and exogenous reactive-oxygen-species (ROS) formation, may significantly affect health-span and longevity. Endogenous oxidative stress could be attenuated in two ways: by the reduction of ROS formation and by quenching ROS with antioxidants. Numerous results of clinical trials in which individuals received one or more synthetic antioxidants failed to demonstrate conclusive benefits of antioxidant supplementation. Even oral supplementation with endogenous antioxidant enzymes cannot alter the antioxidant balance due to their degradation in the digestive system. Likewise, life-span or health-span is not increased significantly in genetically modified models overexpressing antioxidant enzymes. An alternative approach to attenuate the ROS-induced stress/damage may be through triggering an adaptive stress response in order to increase the endogenous antioxidant and damage repair processes. Moderate stress induced by CR, physical activity or mimetic compounds may induce such activation of endogenous antioxidative defense and cellular repair processes. These processes may increase cellular resistance to subsequent more severe stress and do not seem to interfere with ROS-dependent cellular signaling.
Description : A close look at black women’s physical, mental, and social circumstances reveals harmful social disparities. Yet, for decades, black women’s suicide rates have remained virtually nonexistent compared to the rest of the American population, baffling social scientists. In this book, black women speak for themselves about their life struggles and their notions of suicide. Within a framework that explores racial and gender inequalities, Spates uses interviews to uncover reasons for the racial suicide paradox. Her analysis offers a deeper understanding of the positive life strategies, including family and faith, that underlie black women’s resilience. -Provides insights into the impact of a variety of racial and gender inequalities -Vivid use of qualitative approaches to shed light on a statistical paradox -Highlights a positive image of black women and their resilience
Description : WHAT DOESN?T KILL US, ONLY MAKES US STRONGER, is an evocative collection of stories about the strength, empowerment, and survival of seven African American women.Rachelle, Alesha, Renee and the other women in WHAT DOESN?T KILL US, ONLY MAKES US STRONGER invite you to share their stories. Stories that exhibit their strength of character, ability to transcend tragedy and transform adversity into unexpected benefits. Stories that may conjure up memories, make you laugh out loud and even leave you in tears. All with one goal in mind: promoting, healing, empowerment, and the celebration of life.Share the experiences of the women in WHAT DOESN?T KILL US, ONLY MAKES US STRONGER. As their stories validate, and celebrate the undefeatable spirit of the African American woman, her eternal hope, healing, and renewal of being.
Description : Research has shown than anywhere from 30 to 90 per cent of people confronted by tragedy, horror and adversity emerge as wiser, more mature and more fulfilled people, sometimes despite great sadness. Relationships become stronger. Perspectives on life change. Inner strengths are found. For the past twenty years, Stephen Joseph has worked with survivors of trauma and sufferers of posttraumatic stress. In this groundbreaking book, he boldly challenges the notion that trauma and its aftermath devastate and destroy the lives. His studies have shown that a wide range of traumatic events - from illness, separation, assault and bereavement to accidents, natural disasters and terrorism - can act as catalysts for positive change, strengthening relationships, changing one's perspective and revealing inner strengths. In What Doesn't Kill Us, Stephen Joseph shares the six steps we can all use to manage our emotions and navigate adversity to find new meaning, purpose and direction in our lives.
Description : What Doesn't Kill Us, a New York Times bestseller, traces our evolutionary journey back to a time when survival depended on how well we adapted to the environment around us. Our ancestors crossed deserts, mountains, and oceans without even a whisper of what anyone today might consider modern technology. Those feats of endurance now seem impossible in an age where we take comfort for granted. But what if we could regain some of our lost evolutionary strength by simulating the environmental conditions of our ancestors? Investigative journalist and anthropologist Scott Carney takes up the challenge to find out: Can we hack our bodies and use the environment to stimulate our inner biology? Helping him in his search for the answers is Dutch fitness guru Wim Hof, whose ability to control his body temperature in extreme cold has sparked a whirlwind of scientific study. Carney also enlists input from an Army scientist, a world-famous surfer, the founders of an obstacle course race movement, and ordinary people who have documented how they have cured autoimmune diseases, lost weight, and reversed diabetes. In the process, he chronicles his own transformational journey as he pushes his body and mind to the edge of endurance, a quest that culminates in a record-bending, 28-hour climb to the snowy peak of Mt. Kilimanjaro wearing nothing but a pair of running shorts and sneakers. An ambitious blend of investigative reporting and participatory journalism, What Doesn’t Kill Us explores the true connection between the mind and the body and reveals the science that allows us to push past our perceived limitations.
Description : A parenting guide to raising ''good'' kids to be like the real Jesus, not the ''nice'' Jesus typically presented to children.
Description : Deborah Hayward was widowed at just 43 years old and left with four children and very little income. Life had been turned upside down and desperate for guidance she turned to self-help books on bereavement. Horrified at what she found there she resolved to find a spiritual truth more in keeping with her beliefs and experiences as a Psychic and Medium. Having found the advice she had read cold and dismissive of the powerful evidence of life after death, she decided to write her own book on coping with life after bereavement, which would incorporate the beautiful loving relationships possible with loved ones that have passed to spirit. Using her own experience and drawing on mediumistic evidence of the survival of spirit after death she composed a book to bring strength and comfort to the bereaved and guidance to counsellors. This book is meant to bring hope and inspiration.
Description : A memoir by the bodybuilder, actor, and former governor of California traces his journey to the United States and rise from Mr. Universe champion to millionaire businessman, and discusses his political achievements and the choices he regrets.
Description : This special enhanced edition of Total Recall includes over 150 photos with narration by Arnold Schwarzenegger along with video clips from his careers in bodybuilding, film, and politics. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s story is unique, and uniquely entertaining, and he tells it brilliantly in Total Recall. He was born in a year of famine, in a small Austrian town, the son of an austere police chief. He dreamed of moving to America to become a bodybuilding champion and a movie star. By the age of twenty-one, he was living in Los Angeles and had been crowned Mr. Universe. Within five years, he had learned English and become the greatest bodybuilder in the world. Within ten years, he had earned his college degree and was a millionaire from his business enterprises in real estate, construction, and bodybuilding. He was also the winner of a Golden Globe Award for his debut as a dramatic actor in Stay Hungry. Within twenty years, he was the world’s biggest movie star, the husband of Maria Shriver, and an emerging Republican leader who was part of the Kennedy family. Thirty-six years after coming to America, the man once known by fellow bodybuilders as the Austrian Oak was elected governor of California, the seventh largest economy in the world. He led the state through a budget crisis, natural disasters, and political turmoil, working across party lines for a better environment, election reforms, new infrastructure to rebuild California, and bipartisan solutions. Until now, he has never told the full story of his life, including his greatest successes and his biggest failures, in his own voice. Here is Arnold, with total recall.
Description : Gigi is a bold woman who knows who she is in Christ and how she will make it to her destiny. By allowing God to order her steps and letting go. This is how all her goals and dreams will become a reality. Yes, there will be distractions and bumps in the road. But she wants you to know if you just be still and allow God to be God he does not need our help in moving us to our next level headed towards our DESTINY. No matter what your goals are God will help you make it through and the goal(s) will become a reality before you know it. Everyone has a gift and destiny. Each person has to come to a point where they will hear Gods’ voice and allow him to order their steps.