Edgar, a timid, asocial thirty-something, witnesses the brutal rape of a young woman and subsequently bears the unconscious victim home. Haunted by the death of his overbearing mother, he pledges to act as the mysterious woman's saviour. Gothic and darkly humorous, The Obese Christ explores the nebulous divide between Good and Evil, while demonstrating a powerful mastery of suspense.
The global obesity epidemic is growing in severity, affecting people of every age and costing healthcare providers millions of dollars every year. Every day, anesthesiologists are presented with obese and morbidly obese patients undergoing every type of surgical procedure; the management of these patients differs significantly from that of normal weight patients undergoing the same procedure. Anesthetic Management of the Obese Surgical Patient discusses these specific management issues within each surgical specialty area. Initial chapters describe pre-operative assessment and pharmacology; these are followed by detailed chapters on the anesthetic management of a wide variety of surgical procedures, from joint replacement to open heart surgery. Essential reading for anesthesiologists and nurse anesthetists worldwide, Anesthetic Management of the Obese Surgical Patient and its companion work by the same authors, Morbid Obesity: Peri-operative Management, enable both trainees and practised professionals to manage this complex patient group effectively.
Dieting can be therapeutic for those wishing and hoping to achieve a weight within the ideal range. Its not only good for health, but also self-esteem, how we look at ourselves, and how others look at us. Achieving our ideal weight can actually make us look younger, fitter, and more confident within ourselves. In Cracking the Obesity Crisis, author and nutritional consultant Veronica M. McNally presents insight into orthodox medicine to help you reach your maximum potential for health and achieve your ideal weight. Sharing her research and findings, McNally offers a thorough look at health and gives advice and recommendation on how to allow your body to become as slim as possible with diet and supplements. She advocates taking responsibility for your health by choosing foods low in calories, but high in vitamin and mineral content. A recipe portfolio includes a variety of meal options which can be prepared at home, ranging from a simple, family lunch to a three-course la carte menu. Cracking the Obesity Crisis recommends throwing the deep-fat fryer in the recycling bin, buying a blender or food processor and a good quality steamer, getting fit, getting slim, enjoying life again, and cracking the obesity crisis.
Fictional reconstructions of the Gospels continue to find a place in contemporary literature and the popular imagination. Present-day writers of New Testament–based fiction are considered to be part of a tradition formed in the mid-to-late twentieth century. Yet the foundations were laid earlier still by writers like Oscar Wilde, George Moore, and Marie Corelli who, in turn, drew influence from other works of biblical scholarship. The latest in the English Association Monographs series, The Historical Jesus and the Literary Imagination paints a convincing picture of the relationship between nineteenth-century biblical scholarship and literary works that raises interesting questions for scholars working at the intersection of literature and theology.
This study examines representations of the cityscape and of a so-called "new urban violence" in both detective-centered and detectiveless crime fiction produced in Spanish America and Spain during recent decades. It documents the emergence and permutations of this production as an index not only of local perceptions of contemporary urban experience and of a contemporary urban "ecology of fear," but also as a transnational index of the globalization of literary forms and markets. It centers on the inscription of urban space in novels set in the metropolitan centers of the Hispanic World: Mexico City, Bogota, Buenos Aires, and Barcelona.
The definitive advanced-level clinical pharmacokinetics text is now in its Fourth Edition, with new emphasis on the relationship between pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics. Written by 70 leading researchers and practitioners, this book is a rigorous yet practical text on the application of pharmacokinetic methods, pharmacodynamic principles, and pharmacotherapeutic data for optimal, individualized drug therapy. This edition includes case studies that apply concepts to actual patient problems. New chapters cover tacrolimus, mycophenolic acid, sirolimus, antipsychotics, and critical evaluation of therapeutic drug monitoring methods. Other new features include more drawings and reference tables and an appendix on outcome studies with therapeutic drug monitoring.
This is a verse-by-verse exploration of what the Bible has to say about foods, nutrition, gluttony and obesity. The Bible contains the formula for lasting behavior change through the power supplied by Jesus Christ. Jesus struggled with appetite in the wilderness and successfully resisted the temptations of the devil. Jesus enables you to resist temptations to overeat. Jesus can give you the same victory that he had. With Jesus’s help you can reach your ideal weight. Additionally, this book is enriched with 200 quotations on appetite and nutrition from the writings of the 19th chentury health reformer, Ellen G. White. This practical counsel seconds and makes practical application of the principles found in the Bible.
The Still Unravished Bride : a Psychological Study
Author: Marion Woodman
"This book is about taking the head off an evil witch". A powerful study of the nature of the feminine in food rituals, dreams, mythology, body work, Christianity, sexuality, creativity and relationships.
A hilarious collection of stories from the writer The New York Times called "the novelist of his generation" Returning to the form in which he began, Sam Lipsyte, author of the New York Times bestseller The Ask, offers up The Fun Parts, a book of bold, hilarious, and deeply felt fiction. A boy eats his way to self-discovery while another must battle the reality-brandishing monster preying on his fantasy realm. Meanwhile, an aerobics instructor, the daughter of a Holocaust survivor, makes the most shocking leap imaginable to save her soul. These are just a few of the stories, some first published in The New Yorker, The Paris Review, or Playboy, that unfold in Lipsyte's richly imagined world. Other tales feature a grizzled and possibly deranged male birth doula, a doomsday hustler about to face the multi-universal truth of "the real-ass jumbo," and a tawdry glimpse of the northern New Jersey high school shot-putting circuit, circa 1986. Combining both the tragicomic dazzle of his beloved novels and the compressed vitality of his classic debut collection, The Fun Parts is Lipsyte at his best—an exploration of new voices and vistas from a writer Time magazine has said "everyone should read."