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Popular Medicine & Health Books

Our popular medicine and health books will help you understand more about what medicines have been used for and the symptoms they can treat.

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    BMA: What's Wrong With Me? (Paperback)

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    If you have an ailment or illness and want to identify it quickly while at home, this is the guide for you.

    It has an easy-to-follow, visual symptom checker that will help you recognise the symptoms of what might be wrong and what you should do.

    The head-to-toe visual diagnostic guides will also help you recognise situations that are urgent or potentially life-threatening.
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    The 8-Week Blood Sugar Diet Recipe Book (Paperback)

    Clare Bailey

    This companion to 5:2 Fast Diet author Dr Michael Mosley's 8-Week Blood Sugar Diet book is bursting with low-cal and low-carb recipes that are good for you and easy to make.

    Compiled by by Mosley's wife Dr Claire Bailey and Dr Sarah Schenker, this book's recipes range from quick breakfasts to satisfying suppers and follow the Mediterranean style of eating that is now proven to help your health.

    It's a great cookbook, whether you're thinking of taking on a full 8-week diet plan to reverse your diabetes or simply looking to keep your blood sugar levels in check.
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    Keto Diet (Paperback)

    Dr Josh Axe

    From the author of the international bestseller Eat Dirt, a 30-day plan to burn fat, fight inflammation, and reverse disease using the keto diet. Today, the ketogenic diet is the world's fastest growing diet, and with good reason. When practiced correctly, it has been proven to burn fat, reduce inflammation, balance hormones and gut bacteria. Unfortunately, many people remain unaware of several key factors that are crucial to the diet's success, setting them up for frustration, failure, and relapse. In KETO DIET, bestselling author Dr. Josh Axe sets the record straight, offering thorough, step-by-step guidance to achieving lifelong health. Unlike other books on the subject, KETO DIET identifies and details five different ketogenic protocols, and explains why picking the right one for your body and lifestyle is fundamental to your success. Complete with shopping lists, delicious recipes, complimentary exercise routines, and accessible explanations of the science, KETO DIET will give readers all the tools they need to say goodbye to stubborn fat and chronic disease once and for all.
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  • BLQWE

    Lisa Riley's Honesty Diet (Paperback)

    Lisa Riley

    Lisa Riley lets us in on the secrets behind her incredible 12-stone weight loss. FEEL and LOOK GREAT the simple way with Lisa. Pre order now . . . 'Christmas party season is approaching and I have a dress which I last wore 3 years ago . . . today I tried the same outfit and whizzed the zip up and down. It was comfortable and a little loose! I'm with her every step of my journey' - Elaine After years wearing size-30 clothes and convincing herself she was 'fat but happy', Lisa Riley finally took control of her body and shed a remarkable 12 stone. Significantly healthier, infinitely happier and proud of her slim new figure, Lisa now reveals how she lost all that weight and - more importantly - kept it off. Lisa knows that if she can do it, anyone can. The very first thing she had to tackle was her thinking, and in this book you'll discover the strategies that helped her get honest with herself, along with her advice for becoming more active and how to stay on track when cravings strike or you've had a bad day. Lisa also shares: * A simple 8-day eating plan to kick things off * Fast, easy, delicious low-carb recipes * An 'honesty diary' section for keeping track of progress and motivating yourself * All the pitfalls and stumbling blocks to watch out for * Tips for staying healthy when on-the-go and eating out * Everyday fitness ideas that anyone can do With Lisa's help, you can put the fibs and excuses behind you, kick those bad habits and achieve the body and health you've always dreamed of.What do reader's say about the Honesty Diet . . . 'I loved Lisa's 'tough love' . . . that none of the recipes took hours to prepare and cook. People have commented that my face looks thinner and my skin looks GOOD' - Clare 'I loved the food, the simplicity of the meals and the plan . . . It has changed my outlook on eating and losing weight, my portion size and my body size' - Vivien 'I would recommend this to anyone . . . Lisa's amazing transformation makes me believe it is possible. I feel positive about the road ahead, it has inspired me' - Kathy'Lisa has hit the nail on the head. More exercise and less food. It's been a fab experience' - Jayne 'I learnt that I am a lot stronger and more determined than I thought I was and I DO have the willpower! I LOVE IT!' - Louise
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    The Four Pillar Plan (Paperback)

    Dr. Rangan Chatterjee

    The 4 Pillar Plan is the Sunday Times bestseller by BBC One's resident doctor, Dr Rangan Chatterjee. Rangan has been praised for his "easy, common-sense plan" by Jamie Oliver and has been said to be "revolutionising the way we think about health" by Amelia Freer.

    Dr Chatterjee believes that everyday health revolves around four pillars, including the way you relax, eat, move and sleep. These small changes can make a big difference to your life by preventing illness and maintaining good health. Balancing these four key areas involves an electronic 'sabbath' once a week, 12 hours everyday without food, morning sunlight exposure and walking 10,000 steps a day.

    Using his 17 years' experience as a doctor and cutting edge research, Dr Chatterjee fascinates readers with real-life case studies in this inspiring guide to better health and happiness.
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    Is Butter a Carb? (Paperback)

    Rosie Saunt

    The ultimate myth-busting nutrition bible. Registered dieticians and qualified nutritionists Rosie Saunt and Helen West are the founders of The Rooted Project, set up to translate the latest research direct to your plate, and make evidence-based nutrition accessible and engaging. In this book, they explore everything from the danger of anecdotal evidence and unsubstantiated 'facts' about food to the real science behind the nutrients we consume every day. They explain why there's nothing to be feared from fat or carbs, or - for the vast majority of us - the much-maligned gluten, as well as probing the murky depths of the diet industry to explore the latest links between diet culture and weight stigma. They take a deep-dive into gut health, look at the emerging science of the connection between food and mood and examine differences between allergies and intolerances. This book is both a reference guide and a narrative to relish: it debunks the myths that dominate the food and wellness industry and offers the right tools and knowledge to allow readers to take control of their own health. Evidence-based, body positive and practical, Is Butter a Carb? is the modern must-have nutrition book for everybody interested in food, health and pop science.
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    The Meaning of Pain (Paperback)

    Nick Potter

    A book which presents a new understanding of the causes of pain, and how to manage them for a healthier, happier life. Samantha Cameron and Sir Elton John, among others, swear by Nick Potter - the osteopath who has a surprisingly simple answer to Britain's treatment of pain. A book for readers of Daniel Kahneman, Oliver Sachs and Matthew Syed. Huge PR campaign launched with serialisation and pull-out in the Daily Mail
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    Scattered Minds (Paperback)

    Dr Gabor Mate

    Scattered Minds explodes the myth of attention deficit disorder as genetically based - and offers real hope and advice for children and adults who live with the condition. Gabor Mate is a revered physician who specializes in neurology, psychiatry and psychology - and himself has ADD. With wisdom gained through years of medical practice and research, Scattered Minds is a must-read for parents - and for anyone interested how experiences in infancy shape the biology and psychology of the human brain. Scattered Minds: - Demonstrates that ADD is not an inherited illness, but a reversible impairment and developmental delay - Explains that in ADD, circuits in the brain whose job is emotional self-regulation and attention control fail to develop in infancy - and why - Shows how `distractibility' is the psychological product of life experience - Allows parents to understand what makes their ADD children tick, and adults with ADD to gain insights into their emotions and behaviours - Expresses optimism about neurological development even in adulthood - Presents a programme of how to promote this development in both children and adults
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    When the Body Says No (Paperback)

    Dr Gabor Mate

    Can a person literally die of loneliness? Is there a connection between the ability to express emotions and Alzheimer's disease? Is there such a thing as a `cancer personality'? Drawing on deep scientific research and Dr Gabor Mate's acclaimed clinical work, When the Body Says No provides the answers to critical questions about the mind-body link - and the role that stress and our emotional makeup play in an array of common diseases. When the Body Says No: - Explores the role of the mind-body link in conditions and diseases such as arthritis, cancer, diabetes, heart disease, irritable bowel syndrome and multiple sclerosis. - Shares dozens of enlightening case studies and stories, including those of people such as Lou Gehrig (ALS), Betty Ford (breast cancer), Ronald Reagan (Alzheimer's), Gilda Radner (ovarian cancer) and Lance Armstrong (testicular cancer) - Reveals `The Seven A's of Healing': principles in healing and the prevention of illness from hidden stress
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    Cut Your Cholesterol (Hardback)

    Dr. Sarah Brewer

    Cholesterol is a type of fat (lipid) made by the body. It is essential for good health and is found in every cell in the body. However, a high cholesterol level in the blood (hypercholesterolaemia) is associated with an increased risk of heart disease and stroke. Seven out of 10 people over the age of 45 have high cholesterol. Cut Your Cholesterol demystifies the subject quickly, clearly and concisely. Packed with accessible information about cholesterol and advice to help you identify if you have raised cholesterol levels, the book includes a clinically proven three-month programme to help you wash cholesterol out of your system and improve your cholesterol balance.
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    Chasing the Sun (Paperback)

    Linda Geddes (Features Editor)

    'A sparkling and illuminating study, one of those rare books that could genuinely improve your life' James McConnachie, Sunday Times Since the dawn of time, humans have worshipped the sun. And with good reason. Our biology is set up to work in partnership with the sun. From our sleep cycles to our immune systems and our mental health, access to sunlight is crucial for living a happy and fulfilling life. New research suggests that our sun exposure over a lifetime - even before we were born - may shape our risk of developing a range of different illnesses, from depression to diabetes. Bursting with cutting-edge science and eye-opening advice, Chasing the Sun explores the extraordinary significance of sunlight. - from ancient solstice celebrations to modern sleep labs, and from the unexpected health benefits of sun exposure to what the Amish know about sleep that the rest of us don't. As more of us move into light-polluted cities, spending our days in dim offices and our evenings watching brightly lit screens, we are in danger of losing something vital: our connection to the star that gave us life. It's a loss that could have far-reaching consequences that we're only just beginning to grasp.
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    Life Lessons from a Brain Surgeon (Hardback)

    Rahul Jandial

    An easy and accessible guide to boosting your brain power by an acclaimed neurosurgeon and neuroscientist For years Dr Rahul Jandial has transformed the lives of his neurosurgery patients by putting them through 'brain rehab', his specially developed boot camp for restoring brain function. In this eye-opening, informative and accessible guide, he uses his years of expertise to show how healthy people can rewire their brains to work in a higher gear. With quick and easy daily exercises, Life Lessons from a Brain Surgeon will show you how to: * boost your memory * control stress and emotions * minimize pain * unleash creativity * raise smart kids * reduce the risk of Alzheimer's. Using a combination of scientific research and fascinating real-life stories from his own operating room, acclaimed neurosurgeon Rahul Jandial explains how to boost your brain power for good.
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    The Age-Well Project (Paperback)

    Annabel Streets

    What does it take to have a healthy and joyful old age? Researchers say it's not too late to make changes at 50 to get the 'retirement years' we want. But what should we change and how do we do it? Annabel Streets and Susan Saunders spent their 30s climbing the career ladder, having children and caring for elderly parents - all at the same time. By their 40s, they were exhausted, stressed, sleeping too little and rushing too much. They began to ask whether the prolonged ill health and dementia suffered by their parents was their inevitable future too - could they do anything to avoid requiring their own children to care for them in old age? Thus began The Age-Well Project. With incredible tenacity, Annabel and Susan read scientific research papers on all aspects of ageing to find what advice cutting-edge research can offer us on how to ensure the longer lives we're living are healthy and happy. Putting their findings into practice, they found that the lifestyle changes they made were having incredible benefits on their health and wellbeing now - as well as for the future. Told with empathy and humour, in The Age-Well Project Annabel and Susan share the 50 key lessons they learned, the meals they cooked and the experts' tips they uncovered to make the second half of your life the best half of your life - happy, healthy and disease-free.
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    Hashimoto's Food Pharmacology (Hardback)

    Izabella Wentz, PharmD.

    Stay tuned for more information on Hashimoto's Food Pharmacology, the next book from Izabella Wentz, coming March 2019.
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    The Beautiful Cure (Paperback)

    Daniel M. Davis

    `Thrilling... Reads like the best kind of adventure story' STEPHEN FRY `Wonderful... recounts in exceptionally clear and sympathetic prose how research into the immune system has resulted in a health revolution' HENRY MARSH SHORTLISTED FOR THE ROYAL SOCIETY SCIENCE BOOK PRIZE A Best Book of the Year 2018 in The Times, Telegraph, New Scientist & Daily Mail Our immune system is one of the great marvels of nature - and it holds the key to human health. Here, Professor Daniel Davis charts the groundbreaking scientific quest to understand how it fights disease and enables the body to heal itself. He explains how it is affected by stress, sleep, age and our state of mind, and reveals how all of this knowledge is now unlocking a revolutionary approach to medicine and well-being. The Beautiful Cure tells a dramatic story of detective work and discovery, of puzzles solved and of the mysteries that remain, and of lives sacrificed and saved. `Thoroughly absorbing... Davis is a wonderful storyteller' BILL BRYSON
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    Gene Eating (Paperback)

    Dr Giles Yeo

    'It is rare to find a book, written by a world-class scientist, that is both informative and entertaining. Giles not only delves into the science of obesity but, with honesty and great precision, skewers many of the more foolish fad diets out there. ' DR MICHAEL MOSLEY, bestselling author of The 8-Week Blood Sugar Diet 'An excellent and engaging book, but also an important one. It is about time that a serious, respected academic provided a voice of reason' Anthony Warner aka THE ANGRY CHEF Why are we all getting fatter? Why are some people hungrier than others? And why don't diets work? In an age of misinformation and pseudo-science, the world is getting fatter and the diet makers are getting richer. So how do we break this cycle that's killing us all? Drawing on the very latest science and his own genetic research at Cambridge University, Dr Giles Yeo has written the seminal 'anti-diet' diet book. Exploring the history of our food, debunking marketing nonsense and toxic diet advice, and confronting the advocates of 'clean eating', Dr Giles translates his pioneering research into an engaging, must-read study of the human appetite. Inspiring and revelatory, Gene Eating is an urgent and essential book that will empower us all with the facts we need to establish healthy relationships with food - and change the way we eat
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    The How Not To Die Cookbook (Paperback)

    Michael Greger

    From the author of the global bestseller How Not To Die comes The How Not To Die Cookbook - a lavish, beautifully illustrated collection of delicious recipes based on the groundbreaking nutritional science of the original book. Dr Michael Greger, founder of the wildly popular website NutritionFacts, takes his comprehensive, lifesaving science into the kitchen. Why suffer from disease and ill health when the right food is proven to keep you healthy, and without the side effects of drugs? We can avoid heart disease, cancer and our other biggest killers if we use food as medicine, and the How Not To Die Cookbook offers a sustainable and delicious guide to preparing and eating the foods that will prevent and reverse fatal diseases. Featuring over 100 easy-to-follow, beautifully photographed plant-based recipes, with plenty of recipes suitable for vegetarians and vegans, the How Not To Die Cookbook merges cutting-edge science with everyday ingredients from the supermarket to help you and your family eat your way to better health and a longer life.
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    Know Your Sh*t (Paperback)

    Matt Roach

    Your poo says a lot about your health but how well do you know your sh*t? This unique, witty and handy colour swatch book is your entertaining and informative guide to every poo you will ever do. Based on real medical advice and full of pop culture gags, you'll learn fascinating facts about your faeces, such as: -Why floaters float -Why stinkers stink -What is and isn't normal -How to poo like a pro With 19 turds to compare to your own, including Poopcorn, Ring Stinger and Lumpty Dumpty, this is an essential guide for anyone who gives a crap about their health (or just has an unhealthy obsession with toilet humour).
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    She Has Her Mother's Laugh (Hardback)

    Carl Zimmer

    She Has Her Mother's Laugh presents a profoundly original perspective on what we pass along from generation to generation. Charles Darwin played a crucial part in turning heredity into a scientific question, and yet he failed spectacularly to answer it. The birth of genetics in the early 1900s seemed to do precisely that. Gradually, people translated their old notions about heredity into a language of genes. As the technology for studying genes became cheaper, millions of people ordered genetic tests to link themselves to missing parents, to distant ancestors, to ethnic identities . . . But, Zimmer argues, heredity isn't just about genes that pass from parent to child. Heredity continues within our own bodies, as a single cell gives rise to trillions of cells that make up our bodies. We say we inherit genes from our ancestors - using a word that once referred to kingdoms and estates - but we inherit other things that matter as much or more to our lives, from microbes to technologies we use to make life more comfortable. We need a new definition of what heredity is and, through Carl Zimmer's lucid exposition and storytelling, this resounding tour de force delivers it. Weaving together historical and current scientific research, his own experience with his two daughters, and the kind of original reporting expected of one of the world's best science journalists, Zimmer ultimately unpacks urgent bioethical quandaries arising from new biomedical technologies, but also long-standing presumptions about who we really are and what we can pass on to future generations.
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    BMA New Guide to Medicine & Drugs (Paperback)

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    A complete home reference to prescribed and over-the-counter medication. Discover how medicines work, what they treat, their risks, benefits, and side effects from this new edition. Clear and easy-to-use, the BMA New Guide to Medicines and Drugs explains what the major drug groups are and what they are used for. It explains how drugs work, dosage and side-effects, and possible interactions with other medicines. Clear, concise, and jargon-free, this book provides guidance for anybody taking medication or wanting to know more about the drugs used in common medical practice.
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    Doctor, Doctor: Incredible True Tales from a GP's Surgery (Paperback)

    Dr. Rosemary Leonard

    BBC Breakfast's Dr Rosemary Leonard shares a collection of incredible true tales from her twenty years as a south London GP. 'Hello, this is the emergency services. Do you require fire, police or ambulance?' asked the female switchboard operator with brisk professionalism. I thought fast. 'I actually need all three,' I answered . It's not every day that a home visit turns out to be an eco-protestor with appendicitis stuck up a tree. But as Dr Rosemary shares in this book, it's all part of a day's work for a south London GP. From an octogenarian nymphomaniac to a teenager in labour with a baby she didn't know about, when Dr Rosemary opens her surgery door she doesn't know who's going to walk in...
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    Digestive Health Solution (Paperback)

    Benjamin I. Brown

    The Digestive Health Solution takes you on a journey of scientific discovery towards personalized, effective natural solutions for optimal digestive health. Stomach cramps, pain, bloating, gas, diarrhoea and constipation a " collectively called irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) a " affect 1 in 4 people. People can suffer tremendously from these symptoms, which often are not simply a digestive issue but also related to severe fatigue, muscle pain, headaches, depression and anxiety. Remarkably, IBS symptoms are still considered an enigma with no known cause; but in fact extensive research has uncovered numerous ways to resolve them and enhance digestive health. This book explores the minda "body connection, food intolerances, gluten sensitivity, dietary changes and key issues in the digestive system and provides practical ways to transform your digestive health. It looks at research on popular natural medicines, sifting fact from fiction, and uncovering evidence-based, safe treatments that can enhance your digestion and improve, or even eliminate, symptoms fast. Using a personalized approach you can then follow an easy five-step plan for quick symptom relief, improve your health from the inside out and enjoy better digestive health, for life. This new edition includes updated information on gut bacteria and parasites, the FODMAP diet, additives and preservatives, and a diet summary table.
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    Manage Your Pain (Paperback)

    Michael Nicholas

    The causes of chronic pain can range from a physical injury, arthritis or cancer, a neurological problem or environmental and psychological factors. Whatever the cause the sufferer endures complete disruption to their life and excruciating pain that no drug can alleviate. Manage Your Pain can guide anyone towards taking the first steps on the path towards recovery from pain. Drawing on the authors' extensive experience and the latest research Manage Your Pain explains the positive and practical ways in which you can adapt to chronic pain and minimise the impact it has on your life. The way forward is to understand that there is a pattern to the pain you suffer and that practical steps can be taken to return to normal life. Manage Your Pain is now fully revised and updated to include a special chapter on pain management for older people, as well as clearly explaining the causes of pain and providing steps that anyone can take to minimise the impact of persistent pain on a sufferer's life, work and leisure
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    Aroused (Paperback)

    Randi Hutter Epstein

    Metabolism, behaviour, sleep, mood swings, the immune system, fighting, fleeing, puberty and sex: these are just a few of the things our bodies control with hormones. Armed with a healthy dose of wit and curiosity, medical journalist Randi Hutter Epstein takes us on a journey through the unusual history of these potent chemicals from a basement filled with jarred nineteenth-century brains to a twenty-first-century hormone clinic in Los Angeles. Brimming with fascinating anecdotes, illuminating new medical research and humorous details, Aroused introduces the leading scientists who made life-changing discoveries about the hormone imbalances that ail us, as well as the charlatans who used those discoveries to peddle false remedies.
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