Health, Lifestyle & Well-being

Health & Well-being

  • SALV
    Dr. Phil Hammond
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    The NHS is one of the UK's most treasured institutions, but in recent years doctors have been overwhelmed with the number of patients coming into GP practices and A&E departments. At the same time, patients often feel embarrassed, intimidated or too ill to ask the right questions.

    In Staying Alive, Dr Phil Hammond helps give you the confidence and the tools to take control of your health care, and shows you in a friendly but authoritative way how to navigate the National Health Service.

    Answering fundamental questions including how to get your GP to listen to you and take your symptoms seriously; how to get hold of your patient records so you can ensure they're correct; how to get a second opinion and, most importantly, how to get better; the book will ensure that you get care that's right for you!
  • DEYW
    Dale Pinnock
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    Dale Pinnock - TV's Medicinal Chef and an all-round nutrition expert - reveals the best ways to treat type-2 diabetes in this incredible handbook/cookbook.

    In the book, Dale investigates why diabetes is on the rise and attempts to find out what we can do about it. Importantly, he believes a change in diet can be used to heal type-2 diabetes, while the recipes can be used alongside conventional medicine to help relieve type-1 diabetes.

    The first half of the book finds Dale looking at the physiology and anatomy of diabetes and how the modern diet contributes to this, while the second half provides a selection of recipes that will help you get 'carb-smart'. From an Avocado and Cheddar Omelette with Spicy Salsa to Chicken and Lentil Curry and even Low-GI Cheesecakes for pudding, there's something here to help you avoid - or relieve - diabetes.
  • AYOW
    Dr Ilona Boniwell & Dr Patrici
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    From the food we eat to the activities and pastimes we choose, A Year of Well-being provides 365 simple ways in which we can live happier, healthier and smarter.

    Written by physician and medical journalist Dr. Patricia MacNair and psychologist Dr. Ilona Boniwell, the book shows how you can take control of lifestyle choices throughout the four seasons and is sure to encourage a new positive outlook.

    With postive advice for every day of the year, the beautiful book is full of colour illustrations and is very informative, inspirational and scientifically rigorous!
  • GAYC
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    It doesn't matter whether you live in the city centre or have little space available to grow at home, Grow All You Can in Three Square Feet is full of unique solutions that allow you to grow your own fruit and vegetables whatever your spacial limitations.

    Full of key techniques, step-by-step instructions, full-colour photographs and easy-to-read diagrams and charts, this innovative guide will help you maximize space and ensure you are getting the most out of your space and plants.

    From tomatoes on your windowsill to wisteria up your wall, Naomi Schillinger's easy-to-follow instructions provide all of the inspiration you need to improve your diet and make the most of the space you have available while encouraging a healthy-eating lifestyle.
  • JUIC
    Liz Earle
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    A fast and effective way to ensure amazing health benefits - from weight loss, improving your skin and vitality to boosting your immune system - trusted health, beauty and well-being expert Liz Earle offers a plethora of delicious recipes in her new book Juice.

    Giving the lowdown on her favourite ingredients, reasons why home-made juices are so much better than shop-bought ones and tips on inner-cleansing diets, detox programmes and much more, the book is a wonderful tool for ensuring you get your recommended daily allowance of vitamins and minerals in a mouth-watering way.

    Packing in your daily veg and fruit has never been so easy!
  • EWTE
    Rachel de Thample
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    We all strive to (or at least like to think we do...) eat our five recommended portions of fruit and veg every day, but sometimes it can be a lot harder than it sounds. That is, until now! Rachel de Thample, food editor for Abel & Cole, makes making delicious, nutritious food effortless in her brand new healthy cookbook, Five.

    An inspiration treasure trove to delightful dishes, in this healthy recipe book you will find a plethora of healthy-eating recipes including Fig, Almond and Orange Blossom Water Muffins; Wild Spring Spaghetti; Carrot Cake Scones; and much, much more besides - each with clearly flagged fruit and vegetable portion numbers (some of which even offer a full five portions!).

    Working for the likes of Marco Pierre White, Heston Blumenthal and Peter Gordon, Rachel knows a thing or two about flavoursome foods. We highly recommend this book for all those looking to embrace a healthy lifestyle.
  • IWBC
    Harriet Griffey
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    Taking the motto 'Small steps, big changes' as its mantra, following I Want to Be Calm's advice can help you escape the stress of day-to-day life and help keep you from feeling overwhelmed or anxious.

    It provides innovative and practical solutions that cover the connection between body and mind and also showcases breathing techniques and meditation techniques that can be used to help you integrate a degree of calm into your personal and professional relationships.

    A perfect book for anyone who wants to de-stress, refocus and achieve more with less effort.
  • NHRT
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    Natural Healing Remedies & Therapies is a complete practical guide to natural health, relaxation and vitality and is sure to appeal to anyone who is looking to lead a better life and looking for natural solutions.
  • RUNN
    Susie Whalley
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    A new edition of the 'runaway' bestseller, Running Made Easy is a friendly and inspiring fitness and nutrition advice guide, full of real-life running stories, that is a must-have book for aspiring runners and running enthusiasts.

    Taking things right back to basics with beginner running and fitness plans, fill-in charts and diary sections, the book even provides jargon-free advice and lessons on everything you need to learn to fall in love with running.

    Packed with step-by-step instructional photographs, warm-up and cool-down techniques, goal-setting advice, motivational stories and more, the book - whether your planning a marathon or a jog around the block - is sure to make you feel empowered, motivated and ready to succeed.
  • MMDE
    Stephanie Brookes
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    In Meditation Made Easy, Stephanie Brookes brushes aside the outdated stereotype of meditation involving sitting in a contorted position by showing how we can all incorporate simple meditation techniques into our ever-increasingly busy modern lives!

    Written in an easy-to-follow format - even for those new to the concept - the book has step-by-step guided meditations that will help calm your mind, body and soul. Among the meditations featured are those for self-healing, relationships and for people who are always on the go!
    Stephanie also provides engaging and insightful information on the benefits meditation can bring to your well-being, as well as advice on how even a very short meditation can help you reduce stress, ease tension and find inner peace.
  • TYIQ
    Philip J. Carter
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    Test Your IQ is a book that contains 1000 IQ test questions written and compiled by the experts Ken Russell and Philip Carter. It comes complete with a guide to assessing individual performance and shows how working through the questions can help anyone improve their vocabulary and develop powers of calculation and logical reasoning. By studying the different types of test and recognising different types of question, you'll be able to improve your test score and increase your IQ rating. Not only is the book invaluable for those who have to take an IQ test, it's also great fun and provides hours of entertainment for those who like to stretch their minds.

  • ABNYV
    Jessica Houdret
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    This safe, comprehensive and practical guide explores the powerful properties of herbs, shown to offer a more gentle, therapeutic treatment of common conditions without the offputting side effects of many modern drugs. An introduction explains the history and how to work out safe and appropriate doses. There follows a section on the various herbal approaches that can be used at home, from growing herbs to using essential oils. The core of the book shows common ailments and their symptoms, with advice and step-by-step sequences on how to treat them. The final section shows how to use herbs for beauty treatments, ranging from facial care to caring for teeth. Use this book to discover how to use herbal treatments safely to treat the individual, everyday ailments that assail us all, as well as to stimulate our defences and boost our overall well-being.
  • ADZSH
    Pippa Keech
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    An authoritative manual that brings all the safe accessible and reliable first aid information you will need together into one handy volume. Understanding at least the basics of first aid is a vital skill that everyone should master, and this book is the perfect teacher. This fully illustrated, comprehensive guide provides expert, up-to-date information on the safest and easiest ways to prevent and deal with all kinds of problems and emergencies. It includes chapters that cover special life-saving techniques, problems specific to babies and small children, outdoor safety, safety tips for active hobbies or travelling abroad, and how to avoid accidents and dangerous medical situations, complementary therapies and alternative treatments and solutions.
  • AEDUK
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    Do you think you might be going through the menopause? Are you confused by conflicting advice about HRT and unsure which natural alternatives are effective? Wendy Green explains common physical and psychological symptoms and offers a holistic approach to help you deal with them, including simple lifestyle and dietary changes and DIY natural therapies. You can: ease hot flushes and reduce the risks associated with menopause; learn the truth about HRT and make informed choices; discover how to beat middle-age spread and look younger; and find helpful organisations and products.
  • AEDUM
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    Eczema is an uncomfortable and often distressing skin condition which affects one in five children and one in twelve adults in the UK. Are you one of them? This book helps you: manage stress to reduce flare-ups; learn how to adapt your home environment; and choose beneficial foods and supplements.
  • ADZSE
    Kim Davies
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    Kim Davies's Caring for your Toddler will help you bring up a happy, healthy child by showing you everything you need to know about healthy eating, natural therapies, organic options, toilet training, early learning, avoiding additives and pollution, toys, traditional and alternative medical treatments. The book also contains over 180 practical colour photographs.

  • ABAHN
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    In this easy-to-follow book, Dr Keith Souter explains the various types and the many possible causes of back pain and offers practical and holistic advice to help you deal with it. With many years experience as a GP, medical acupuncturist and homoeopathic specialist he looks at lifestyle changes, dietary manipulation and supplements, as well as covering DIY complementary therapies that help one to deal with and reduce back pain. In 50 Things You Can Do Today To Manage Back Pain, you can find out 50 things you can do today including: choose beneficial foods and supplements; discover natural anti-inflammatory herbs and spices; develop strategies to reduce pain; try out exercises that help; and find helpful organisations and products.

  • ADZTY
    Patrick MacManaway
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    Patrick MacManaway's Energy Dowsing for Health offers a practical introduction to an ancient art which uses simple tools such as pendulums, together with finely-tuned intuition, to provide guidance in daily life. It includes working with earth energies, geopathic stress, place memory, chi paths, dragons and auras. Step-by-step dowsing sequences include assessing food vitality and choosing vitamins, flower essences and other remedies to treat illness and improve health. How to use dowsing to reduce allergic response, find a suitable diet, and to heal yourself and others, all with practice exercises to sharpen your skills. This work also shows how to apply dowsing at home, in the workplace, in the garden, in the landscape and in your community. Beautifully designed and extensively illustrated with more than 180 photographs, this fascinating book explains the many different aspects of dowsing, from healing ourselves and others, to finding and re-patterning 'blocked' energy paths. It both complements and enhances other natural therapies and can even be used to diagnose and treat specific problems, such as allergies, deficiencies and spinal misalignments.

  • FREM
    Norman Shealy, MD, PhD
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    With over 300 food remedies that will help prevent and cure common ailments, the latest book from C. Norman Shealy, founder of the American Holistic Medicine Association, is an essential addition to any household.

    Presented in an A-Z format, the book takes you through almost 300 superfoods and gives them a nutritional breakdown including their special properties - it features everything from age-old treatments like honey for sore throats through to oranges for vitamin C. There is also a wealth of in-depth information on more recently acknowledged superfoods, such as blueberries and kale...

    With simple tweaks to your everyday diet, you can live a far healthier and happier life - and The Illustrated Food Remedies Sourcebook can help you!
  • ADZWC
    Nitya Lacroix
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    Nitya Lacroix's Total Body Massage is the complete illustrated guide to expert head, face, body, legs and feet massage techniques. It is the ultimate expert step-by-step manual of massage techniques suitable for beginners to advanced levels. It includes routines both for self-massage and to enjoy with a friend or partner. It features specially devised step-by-step massage for people at all stages of life, from babies to the elderly. It also features over 800 specially-taken colour photographs designed to illustrate every technique in simple-to-follow detail. We all experience some degree of stress and anxiety in our day-to-day lives, and this book provides a wide range of treatments and techniques to soothe, tone and relax the body. Special routines for tackling specific problems are included, from headaches to indigestion, as well as a host of pampering treats. The book includes the latest techniques from East and West, including deep tissue massage, aromatherapy, shiatsu, reflexology and Indian head massage. 800 step-by-step photographs and illustrations make this book the ultimate guide to therapeutic body treatments, healing and pampering.

  • AEDUI
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    Did you know that up to one in five people in the UK suffer from hay fever? Are you one of them? In this easy-to-follow book, Wendy Green explains how genetic, dietary, psychological and environmental factors can contribute to hay fever and offers practical advice and a holistic approach to help you deal with your symptoms, including simple dietary and lifestyle changes and DIY complementary therapies. You can find out 50 things you can do today to help you cope with hay fever including: identify your allergens; adopt preventative strategies; choose beneficial foods and supplements; manage stress and relax to reduce the number and severity of attacks; and find helpful organisations and products.
  • ADZWJ
    Francesca Rinaldi
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    We all experience some degree of stress and anxiety in our day-to-day lives, and this book provides a wide range of treatments and techniques to soothe, tone and relax the body. Special routines for specific problems are included, from headaches to indigestion, as well as a host of pampering treats. Francesca Rinaldi's Whole Body Massage features traditional and new influences from East and West, including deep tissue massage, aromatherapy, reflexology, acupressure and Indian head massage. There are massage sequences for people of all ages, from babies to the elderly. Also included are routines for self-massage, quick-fix instant massages, and sensual massage for partners. Packed with hundreds of colour photographs, this excellent book is the perfect guide for everyone wishing to develop their massage skills.

  • AARSR
    Doriel Hall
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    This is the perfect practical guide to inner wisdom - both for those with some experience of meditation and those who are just starting out on the spiritual path, filled with simple but inspiring ideas for meditation that can be readily adapted to personal needs. It reveals techniques to help you live in the moment, love your life, and open yourself up freely to the people around you. It explains concepts such as visualization in a clear yet creative way. Beautifully photographed step-by-step sequences include breathing practices and specially devised exercises for preparing the mind and body. This volume provides a lively, accessible overview of meditative practices used the world over. Many classic meditative ideas are explained, from the energy centres known as chakras to the power of chanting. The book challenges you to explore why you want to meditate and explains how it enhances wellbeing. Using familiar techniques such as yogic stretching and controlled breathing, discover how to prepare yourself physically and mentally. Clearly written and illustrated with evocative photographs, this is the perfect title to draw in those with even the slightest passing interest. Equally, it will give anyone with existing knowledge of this subject some fascinating new insights.
  • ADRKC
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    This title deals with identification and analysis of the visual vocabulary that formulates our thoughts and dictates our reactions to the world around us. It is a fascinating guide to hundreds of symbols, signs and ideographs, illustrated with photographs, artworks, diagrams and drawings, and presented with authoritative text, commentary and definitions. Lavish illustration shows how signs and symbols have been interpreted and represented through thousands of years of art, myth and religion: from the Babylonians to the Egyptians; Leonardo da Vinci to Michaelangelo; from the Knights Templar to Freud and Jung, and from Aleister Crowley to the code-breakers of World War II. Accessible text explains, decodes and categorizes the signs and provides an indispensable reference. It contains a directory of over 1000 symbols, in addition to hundreds of images featuring these primal metaphors. Symbols can be as graphic as a cross, square or circle, or they can be conceptual representations of themes such as the soul, resurrection, love or desire. The meaning of these signs and symbols is complex and diverse, and depends on many variables. Over 1600 symbols and signs are covered in this comprehensive volume, analysing the definitions and interpretations that have been made across the boundaries of time, culture and tradition. Lavishly illustrated, this book contains a vast source of images and an erudite and informative text that will inform any scholar, dream-reader, magician, psychological historian, astrologer or pyschotherapist.