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Health, Mind & Body Bestsellers of '99

It would be hard to find a day this year when the Hot 100 wasn't generously seasoned with diet books. Here's the list of 1999's chart toppers.

 
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The Carbohydrate Addict's Lifespan Program : A Personalized Plan for Becoming Slim, Fit and Healthy in Your 40s, 50s, 60s and Beyond
by Rachael F. Heller, Richard Ferdinand Heller

Plume
Paperback - 475 pages
(January 1998)



$7.97 (50%)
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4 out of 5 stars
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"If you are carbohydrate addicted, this book will give you the information you need to literally eliminate your cravings for starches, snack foods, or sweets and get control over your eating and your life--at any age, through all the decades to come--and without sacrifice. You will be able to... Read more

 


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The Carbohydrate Addict's Diet : The Lifelong Solution to Yo-Yo Dieting
by Rachael F. Heller, Richard Ferdinand Heller

New American Library
Mass Market Paperback - 322 pages
Reprint edition (March 1993)


$3.50
$3.49 (50%)
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4 out of 5 stars
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If you've been a yo-yo dieter for years or if you can eat a pound of pasta at one sitting, this book may very well be an eye opener. In simple--but never condescending--language, it explains the roots of carbohydrate cravings and teaches you how to normalize your insulin levels to prevent future... Read more

 


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Body for Life : 12 Weeks to Mental and Physical Fitness Forever
by Bill Phillips, Michael D'Orso (Contributor)

Harpercollins
Hardcover - 203 pages
(June 10, 1999)



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4 out of 5 stars
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Bill Phillips had been publishing bodybuilding magazines and marketing nutritional supplements for years when he had a weird revelation at a trade show: many of the most loyal and enthusiastic readers he had were totally out of shape. From that uncomfortable realization came his popular Physique... Read more

 


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Dr. Atkins' New Diet Revolution
by Robert C. Atkins(Preface)

HARPE
Mass Market Paperback - 417 pages
(January 1997)



$1.50
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4 out of 5 stars
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Designed to catapult your body into a state of fat meltdown, Dr. Atkins's diet has taken America by storm. It targets insulin, the hormone that regulates blood sugar levels. The bodies of most overeaters are continually in a state of hyperinsulinism; their bodies are so adept at releasing insulin to... Read more

 


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Protein Power: The High-Protein/Low Carbohydrate Way to Lose Weight, Feel Fit, and Boost Your Health-in Just Weeks!
by Michael R. Eades, Mary Dan Eades (Contributor)

Bantam Books
Mass Market Paperback - 429 pages
Reprint edition (December 1997)


$5.59
$1.40
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4 out of 5 stars
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If smoked salmon and cream cheese omelets, sautéed jumbo shrimp, and double-patty burgers suit your palate, belly up to the Protein Power diet: "Not a high protein diet" but "an adequate protein diet." Doctors Michael R. and Mary Dan Eades make a persuasive case in favor... Read more

 


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Sugar Busters! : Cut Sugar to Trim Fat
by H. Leighton Steward, et al

Ballantine Books (T)
Hardcover - 270 pages
1 Ed edition (May 1998)


$11.98
$11.97 (50%)
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4 out of 5 stars
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Sugar Busters! was first independently published in New Orleans and sold an amazing 100,000 copies by word of mouth. Its advice may be hard to swallow for most Americans, as it advocates squelching your sweet tooth in order to lose weight. Those who follow the diet, however, swear by it, and no... Read more

 


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Life Strategies: Doing What Works, Doing What Matters
by Phillip C., Ph.D. McGraw(Editor)

Hyperion Pr
Hardcover - 282 pages
(January 1, 1999)
(January 7, 1999)

$10.98
$10.97 (50%)
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4 out of 5 stars
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Some people spend their lives reacting to what life hands them, while others craft life to fit their goals. Author Phillip C. McGraw, who is a psychologist but describes himself as a strategist, is determined to make sure that his readers are the creators of their lives, not created by their lives.... Read more

 


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The Carbohydrate Addict's Gram Counter
by Richard Ferdinand Heller, Rachael F. Heller

Signet
Mass Market Paperback - 90 pages
(June 1993)




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4 out of 5 stars
Synopsis
For the hundreds of thousands of people who have already discovered The Carbohydrate Addict's Diet, and the millions concerned with calories, carbohydrates, and fat, this is an invaluable guide that does and says much more than the T-Factor Fat Gram Counter. Special pocket size: 4" x 6". Original. Read more

 


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Suzanne Somers' Get Skinny on Fabulous Food
by Suzanne Somers, et al

Crown Pub
Hardcover - 268 pages
(May 1999)

$24.00
$16.80
$7.20
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4 out of 5 stars
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"I got skinny on fat," claims Suzanne Somers. It sounds too good to be true--a weight-loss program that lets you "eat incredible, rich foods in abundant portions while the unwanted pounds effortlessly melt away." Most nutritionists would cringe at the idea that people trying to lose weight don't... Read more

 


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Healing Back Pain : The Mind-Body Connection
by John E. Sarno

Warner Books
Paperback - 193 pages
(February 1991)


$11.19
$2.80
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4 out of 5 stars
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Healing Back Pain promises permanent elimination of back pain without drugs, surgery, or exercise. It should have been titled Understanding TMS Pain, because it discusses one particular cause of back pain--Tension Myositis Syndrome (TMS)--and isn't really a program for self-treatment, with only five... Read more

 


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Dr. Atkins' New Carbohydrate Gram Counter : More Than 1200 Brand-Name and Generic Foods Listed With Carbohydrate, Protein, and Fat Contents
by Robert C. Atkins(Introduction)

M Evans & Co
Paperback - 95 pages
1 Ed edition (January 1997)


$3.96
$0.99
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Avg. Customer Review:
3.5 out of 5 stars
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Dr. Atkins' New Carbohydrate Gram Counter has a slightly misleading name. While grams of carbohydrate are listed for various foods, there are also protein and fat grams listed for each entry. With more than 1,200 listings, including hundreds of brand-name products, this makes a handy, portable... Read more

 


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Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom : Creating Physical and Emotional Health and Healing
by Christiane Northrup

Bantam Doubleday Dell Pub (Trd Pap)
Paperback - 906 pages
2nd Revised edition (March 1998)


$14.36
$3.59
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4 out of 5 stars
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Quite possibly every female over the age of 12 will find this huge book enlightening, pain saving, and perhaps even lifesaving. Think of it as a much more empowering and holistic Our Bodies, Ourselves. Northrup is a gynecologist who acknowledges the power of natural therapies and herbs, but also... Read more

 


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Eat Right for Your Type : The Individualized Diet Solution to Staying Healthy, Living Longer & Achieving Your Ideal Weight
by Peter J., Dr. D'Adamo, et al

Putnam Pub Group (T)
Hardcover - 392 pages
(January 1997)


$16.77
$7.18
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4 out of 5 stars
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If you've ever wondered why the latest fad diet doesn't work for you . . . well, there are lots of reasons, mostly the fact that it's a fad diet. But it could also be that you're the wrong blood type for the kinds of foods the diet recommends. Peter D'Adamo makes a persuasive argument that your... Read more

 


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Carbohydrate Addict's Program for Success : Taking Charge of Your Life and Your Weight (Companion Workbook)
by Rachael F. Heller, Richard Ferdinand Heller (Contributor)

Dutton Books
Paperback - 265 pages
Reprint edition (January 1996)


$11.96
$2.99
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4 out of 5 stars
Synopsis
A new diet for carbohydrate junkies offers readers real help in sustaining weight loss, using an interactive format to introduce the program. By the authors of Carbohydrate Addict's Diet. 100,000 first printing. Tour. Read more

 


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Dr. Atkins' Quick and Easy New Diet Cookbook
by Robert C., Md. Atkins, Veronica C. Atkins

Fireside
Paperback - 213 pages
Spiral edition (January 1997)


$11.20
$2.80
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4 out of 5 stars
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"Diet food can be better, richer, and more sumptuous than most everyday foods," says Dr. Robert Atkins, author of the massive bestseller, Dr. Atkins' New Diet Revolution. Carbohydrates, in his opinion, are the root of metabolic evil and the source of hyperinsulinemia, a condition that makes it next... Read more

 


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Real Age : Are You As Young As You Can Be?
by Michael F. Roizen MD., et al

Cliff Street Books
Hardcover - 335 pages
1 Ed edition (February 1999)


$18.17
$7.78
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4 out of 5 stars
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Your biological age may be a lot different from your chronological age--for better or worse. Dr. Michael Roizen, a preventive gerontologist at the University of Chicago who appears perennially in the "1,000 Best Doctors in the U.S." listings, says that with the help of his RealAge program, you can... Read more

 


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Organizing from the Inside Out : The Foolproof System for Organizing Your Home, Your Office and Your Life
by Julie Morgenstern

Owl Books
Paperback - 256 pages
1st Holt e edition (September 2, 1998)


$11.20
$2.80
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4 out of 5 stars
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It's about time! Julie Morgenstern has written an organizing book that covers a new way of looking at the task of organizing effectively without labeling or blaming the person behind the lack of organization. Rather, she says, people who don't organize just never learned how to organize, through no... Read more

 


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The Zone : A Dietary Road Map to Lose Weight Permanently : Reset Your Genetic Code : Prevent Disease : Achieve Maximum Physical Performance
by Barry Sears, Bill Lawren (Contributor)

Harpercollins
Hardcover - 352 pages
(June 1995)


$17.50

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4 out of 5 stars
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Barry Sears looks at why Americans still have dietary problems in spite of following the advice of experts. Challenging the current recommendations for a high carbohydrate diet, Sears looks into man's history as well as the diets athletes succeed best on, to build a new dietary picture. Anyone... Read more

 


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What to Expect When You're Expecting (Revised Edition)
by Arlene Eisenberg, et al

Workman Publishing Company
Paperback - 504 pages
2nd edition (November 1996)



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3.5 out of 5 stars
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This traditional, popular guide to pregnancy covers every possible aspect of the prenatal period: pregnancy tests; choosing a caregiver; month-by-month fetal development; eating correctly; sex during pregnancy; common illness symptoms; and childbirth options, including cesarean section and pain... Read more

 


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Suzanne Somers' Eat Great, Lose Weight
by Suzanne Somers, et al

Three Rivers Pr
Paperback - 215 pages
Reprint edition (April 1999)



$3.00
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4 out of 5 stars
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Years ago, Suzanne Somers lost the chance to appear on a hit television series because she was "too chunky." That missed opportunity started her on a "diet roller coaster," trying all kinds of diets. Now Somers believes that diets and deprivation do not help people lose weight in... Read more

 


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Live Now Age Later : Proven Ways to Slow Down the Clock
by Isadore Rosenfeld

Warner Books
Hardcover - 384 pages
(June 1999)

$24.00
$16.80
$7.20
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3.5 out of 5 stars
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"If you live long enough, you will probably become infirm and develop at least some of the trappings of old age," admits author Isadore Rosenfeld, M.D. "However, you can make that happen later rather than sooner; you can delay the onset of disability and chronic disease so as to enjoy life and... Read more

 


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First Person Plural : My Life As a Multiple
by Cameron, Phd. West

Hyperion
Hardcover - 319 pages
(March 1999)


$16.77
$7.18
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4 out of 5 stars
From Kirkus Reviews , January 15, 1999
A singular first-person account of the much-debated condition now known as dissociative identity disorder (DID)formerly termed multiple personality disorderby a man who professes to have 24 separate personalities, or ``alters.'' West was a successful businessman when he began hearing the voices that... Read more

 


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The Mind Body Prescription : Healing the Body, Healing the Pain
by John E. Sarno

Warner Books
Hardcover - 210 pages
(April 1998)

$22.00
$15.40
$6.60
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4 out of 5 stars
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Dr. John Sarno caused quite a ruckus back in 1990 when he suggested that back pain is all in the head. In his bestselling book, Healing Back Pain: The Mind-Body Connection, he claimed that backaches, slipped discs, headaches, and other chronic pains are due to suppressed anger, and that once the... Read more

 


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The Carbohydrate Addict's Healthy Heart Program : Break Your Carbo-Insulin Connection to Heart Disease
by Rachael F. Heller, et al

Ballantine Books (T)
Hardcover - 352 pages
(September 1999)
(August 31, 1999)

$17.47
$7.48
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4 out of 5 stars
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The authors acknowledge that this book is not for everybody. It is not for the healthy eater who may enjoy second helpings of pasta but isn't compulsive or excessive about eating carbs. It is for the true carbohydrate addict who intensely craves sweets and starches and has a hormonal imbalance that... Read more

 


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How to Get What You Want and Want What You Have : A Practical and Spiritual Guide to Personal Success
by John Gray

Harpercollins
Hardcover - 310 pages
(March 1999)
(January 27, 1999)

$17.47
$7.48
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3.5 out of 5 stars
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What you want materially and what you want spiritually are both important, says John Gray, Ph.D., in How to Get What You Want and Want What You Have. "Wanting more is the nature of our soul, mind, heart, and senses," he says. As an antidote of sorts to the sometimes overly strict books of late that... Read more

 


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Taking Charge of Your Fertility : The Definitive Guide to Natural Birth Control and Pregnancy Achievement
by Toni Weschler

Harperperennial Library
Paperback - 400 pages
(July 1995)

$22.00
$17.60
$4.40
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5 out of 5 stars
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This comprehensive book explains in lucid, assured terms how to practice the fertility awareness method (FAM), a natural, scientifically proven but little-known form of birth control (which is not to be confused with the woefully ineffective "rhythm" method). Author Toni Weschler has been... Read more

 


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The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work
by John Mordechai Gottman, Nan Silver

Crown Pub
Hardcover - 271 pages
1 Ed edition (April 1999)


$16.10
$6.90
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4 out of 5 stars
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According to most relationship books, the key to a solid marriage is communication, communication, communication. Phooey, says John Gottman, Ph.D., author of the much-lauded Why Marriages Succeed or Fail. There's much more to a solid, "emotionally intelligent" marriage than sharing every feeling and... Read more

 


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Don't Sweat the Small Stuff--and it's all small stuff
by Richard Carlson

Hyperion (P)
Paperback - 248 pages
(January 1, 1997)

$11.50

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4 out of 5 stars
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Got a stress case in your life? Of course you do: "Without question, many of us have mastered the neurotic art of spending much of our lives worrying about a variety of things all at once." Carlson's cheerful book aims to make us stop and smell--if not roses--whatever is sitting in front... Read more

 


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The Girlfriends' Guide to Pregnancy : Or Everything Your Doctor Won't Tell You
by Vicki Iovine

Pocket Books
Paperback - 262 pages
(October 1995)


$11.20
$2.80
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4 out of 5 stars
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Beginning with the "10 Greatest Lies About Pregnancy" (number 10: Lamaze works), and ending with postpartum dementia, Vicki Iovine's Girlfriends' Guide to Pregnancy has fast become the laywoman's mouthpiece for the American pregnancy experience. Iovine is irreverent, sassy, and incredibly... Read more

 


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The 30-Day Total Health Makeover
by Marilu Henner, Laura Morton (Contributor)

Harpercollins
Hardcover - 296 pages
1 Ed edition (March 1999)

$22.00
$15.40
$6.60
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4 out of 5 stars
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Marilu Henner's bestselling Total Health Makeover introduced readers to her B.E.S.T. plan: a lifestyle focused on Balance, Energy, Stamina, and the use of only Toxin-free foods and products. While Henner and her many converts swear by the low-sugar, meat- and dairy-free meals in the makeover, it... Read more

 



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