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SuperCharge for the Winning Edge
New Release! (Oct/2008) The new book SuperCharge for the Winning Edge by Jack Medina, M.A. and Roy Vartabedian, Dr.P.H. is a compilation of 29 articles of importance on nutrition and fitness for athletes, coaches, those with an active lifestyle, and those beginning a new exercise or fat loss program.

128 pages, 6" x 9" paperback
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The Winning Edge 2nd Edition (updated and expanded)
The New (Copyright October 2007) 2nd Edition of "The Winning Edge: Fueling & Training the Body for Peak Performance" has been updated and expanded with more answers the authors' most commonly asked questions about optimal training and nutrition for athletes and people with active lifestyles. Includes high-Nutripoint recommendations for high-performance activity. 320 pages large-size (7.5" x 9") paperback.
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More Fuel For The Winning Edge
More Fuel For The Winning Edge - Click for more info First Jack Medina and Dr. Roy Vartabedian wrote: "The Winning Edge: Fueling & Training the Body for Peak Performance". Now, power up with "More Fuel for the Winning Edge" packed with more tips on nutrition and training for athletes and people with active lifestyles. Here are the 23 topics covered in the new (© March/2005) 75-page booklet.
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www.nutripoints.com
I personally recommend this program because it is so easy to use. It is not a Diet, but rather a Healthy Eating Program for the rest of your life. Dr. Roy Vartabedian, a Doctor of Public Health and former Director of the Cooper Clinic Wellness Programs in Dallas, Texas developed this program. He took 3,600 foods and graded each on 26 different things, protein, carbohydrates, fat, etc.,(18 positives and 8 negatives) giving each a point value called a Nutripoint. A Positive approach to good eating rather than a Negative one. The higher the point value the better the food (or drink). The object is simple; you have 3600 choices from 6 different food groups. Select what you like and see if you total a minimum of 100 Nutripoints each day from the 6 food groups combined. You don't have to count calories, read labels, figure out grams of fat, etc., it has all been done for you and is put into one number. Easy!

New Nutripoints Book (book only)
The newly revised 5th Edition of Nutripoints (©Oct, 2005) is 468 pages (7" x 8.5" paperback) with 600 new foods analyzed including updates in the areas of cereals, yogurts, juices and fruit drinks, fast foods, Atkins and South Beach diet foods, snack and health bars, sports bars, sports drinks, drinks at Starbucks, Krispy Kreme doughnuts, vegetarian foods, soymilks, new margarines, frozen entrees, soups, Subway sandwiches, and Whole Foods store brands. New sections on organic foods, sweeteners, juicing, and updates on sections on supplements, shopping lists, question and answers on Nutripoints. All Juice Plus+® foods are rated and referenced in the book Index.
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Nutripoints Mini-Pack
GREAT VALUE, RECOMMENDED!
Nutripoints Mini-Pack includes:
  • New 5th Edition Nutripoints Book (see above)
  • 30-minute QuickStart CD
  • Adult Laminated Refrigerator Chart
  • New! Kids Nutripoints Chart / Placemat
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Smart Exercise : Burning Fat, Getting Fit by Covert Bailey

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The best-selling author of The New Fit or Fat offers a feast of useful information and practical advice in this comprehensive guide to exercise and training. Helpful to anyone designing a fitness program, whether it's to lose a "spare tire" or train for a marathon.

Refuting the myths of losing weight, a guide to training and exercise explores the secrets of true fitness, explaining how muscles work, how to keep them in peak form, the benefits of a good workout, and how muscle efficiency provides the key to lowering body fat and improving general health.

The Fit-Or-Fat Target Diet

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Continuing the successful Fit-Or-Fat series of books, The Fit-Or-Fat Target Diet introduces the best and simplest plan for the reader to transform his or her eating style to get in shape

Fit-Or-Fat Target Recipes

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Part of the successful Fit-Or-Fat series of books, Target Recipes reveals the joys of delicious eating--the fit-or-fat way

Smart Eating : Choosing Wisely, Living...

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When Covert Bailey speaks, millions listen. This minister of the "no-more-diet-disasters" regime (and author of five best-sellers, including Fit or Fat) now proselytizes for a new type of smart eating, one that targets low-fat, low-sugar, high-fiber, and balanced and varied meals. As always, his...

The Fit-Or-Fat Woman

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Covert Bailey is a nutritionist and biochemist. His book is a research-based message to women about exercise, food, metabolism and hormones.

The Ultimate Fit or Fat : Get in Shape...

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With more than three million copies of previous editions in print, this classic exercise manual has shown Americans from all walks of life the route from fatness to fitness. Now Covert Bailey has totally rewritten and revised Fit or Fat for the first time since the book's original publication in the mid-1970s. His dramatically new approach to fitness incorporates the most recent scientific findings. Weighlifting, whose fat-burning potential is only now becoming fully understood, plays a large...

The Complete Fit or Fat Book by Covert Bailey

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The Complete Fit or Fat Book combines four of Bailey's bestselling titles - The New Fit or Fat, The Fit-or-Fat Woman, The Fit-or-Fat Target Diet and The Fit-or-Fat Target Recipes - to present a comprehensive guide to going from fatness to fitness. Examining the misconceptions we have of the "perfect" shape, healthy eating and effective exercise, Bailey shares the basic truths of phisiology that can help or hinder our efforts to lose weight - and keep it off.

Smart Talk on Health & Fitness by Covert Bailey

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Covert Bailey, renowned fitness crusader and best-selling author, offers a delightful combination of humor, motivation, and facts in his latest audio original, Smart Talk on Health and Fitness. Bailey teaches you how to improve your level of health and fitness through what you eat and answers some classic health questions such as: Why Don't Fat Eskimos Have Heart Attacks?, Do You Need More Food in Winter? What's a Balanced Diet? How Do You Get a True Vitamin Deficiency? and Why Do Cows Get Fat...

You're Okay, It's Just a Bruise

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Chosen by The Sporting News as one of the Best Sports Books of 1994, this dramatic, hilarious, and controversial insider's look at what really happens on the sidelines and in the locker rooms of the NFL--written by the former team doctor for the L.A. Raiders--is a book every football fan will want to read.

Little Girls in Pretty Boxes

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A sports reporter investigates the training of girls as professional gymnasts and figure skaters, arguing that the pressure to succeed and to look beautiful results in mental and physical harm, from eating disorders to psychological trauma.

Muscle : Confessions of an Unlikely Bodybuilder

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At age 26, scrawny, Oxford-educated Samuel Fussell entered a YMCA gym in New York to escape the terrors of big city life. Four years and 80 lbs. of firm, bulging muscle later, he was competing for bodybuilding titles in the "Iron Mecca" of Southern California-so weak from intense training and starvation he could barely walk. MUSCLE is the harrowing, often hilarious chronicle of Fussell's divine obsession, his search for identity in a bizarre, eccentric world of "health fascists," "gym bunnies" and "muscleheads"-and his devout, single-minded acceptance of illness, pain, nausea, and steroid-induced rage in his quest for the holy grail of physical perfection.

Jane Brody's Nutrition Book

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This classic, by The New York Times health columnist, is a well researched guide to better health and weight control, based on a diet of complex carbohydrates -- rice, potatoes, pasta and beans. Includes delicious recipes, special diets (for joggers, pregnant women, the elderly), as well as calorie and nutrition charts.

Jane Brody's Good Food Book

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From the nationally bestselling author of Jane Brody's Nutrition Book comes "the ultimate, reabable, understandable, practical, and useful book on how to live sensibly and well . . . a primer on the new nutrition and weight control" (Craig Claiborne). Contains over 350 recipes.

The New York Times Guide to Alternative Health

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Brody, personal health columnist for the New York Times and author of several best-selling health and nutrition books, is here joined by Denise Grady, a science and health reporter for the New York Times, and by other Times reporters to compile a guide that offers facts, theories, and anecdotal evidence related to several of the most popular alternative therapies, including acupuncture, massage therapy, herbal medicine, and chiropractic. Although it is neither comprehensive in scope nor in-depth...

Jane Brody's Cold and Flu Fighter

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Jane Brody's Allergy Fighter

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The personal health columnist for The New York Times presents an up-to-date guide to understanding the causes of allergies and their treatments, from antihistamines to decongestants to allergy inoculations.

You Can Fight Cancer and Win

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The New York Times Book of Health

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We all know that reading is good for the mind, but The New York Times Book of Health proves that it can be just as good for the body. Culled from stories written by the staff of the New York Times, this informative reference presents the most recent scientific developments regarding exercise, diet, and fundamentals for healthy living. Presented in an easily digestible format, the articles cover myriad topics, from vitamins and supplements to the best cancer-fighting foods.

Sports & Exercise Nutrition by William D. McArdle, et al

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Queens College of the City Univ. of New York, Flushing. Textbook on the interactions between nutrition and exercise. Includes chapter outlines and references, web site links, 28 appendices, and color illustrations. Topics include: micronutrient structure and function; pharmacologic, chemical, and nutrient manipulations alleged to enhance physical performance, and more.

Maximize Your Training - insights from leading Strength and Fitness Professionals

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If you want to understand strength training principles and want a comprehensive guide to safe productive strength training then this book is for you. An important part of any strength library.

Getting Stronger by Bill Pearl

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Covering general conditioning, bodybuilding, and strength training in 21 sports, Getting Stronger now features an all-new section on electronic conditioning machines and presents easy-to-use, practical programs for free weights, Nautilus, Universal and computerized weight machines. The most complete book on weight training available.