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  • Dear Cancer, Love Victoria

    Victoria Derbyshire

    Product Code: DCLV
    Hardback
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    This is BBC journalist Victoria Derbyshire's moving account of how she dealt with the devastating news she had been diagnosed with breast cancer.

    Told with honesty and openness, her diary (which she has written daily since she was 9 years old) reveals why she decided to live out her treatment and recovery in the spotlight and how she used it to inspire thousands of others to seek diagnosis and help.

    She discusses all of the key moments in candid detail, including the moment she woke up to find her right breast had collapsed, how she went about telling her partner and children and the trials of her mastectomy and chemotherapy.

    She also talks about her joy at finishing treatment and returning to work. This is a hugely affecting and heartbreaking yet ultimately uplifting story about a brave struggle against a terrible illness.
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  • How Not to Die

    Michael Greger

    Product Code: AQXWT
    Paperback
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    Why rely on drugs and surgery to cure you of life-threatening disease when the right decisions can prevent you from falling ill to begin with? How Not To Die gives effective, scientifically-proven nutritional advice to prevent our biggest killers - heart disease, breast cancer, prostate cancer, high blood pressure, diabetes - and reveals the astounding health benefits that simple dietary choices can provide. Based on the very latest scientific research, How Not To Die examines each of the most common diseases, chapter by chapter, to reveal what, how and why different foods affect us and how increasing our consumption of certain foods and avoiding others can dramatically reduce our risk of falling sick and even reverse the effects of disease. With emphasis on individual family health history and acknowledging that everyone needs something different, Dr Michael Greger offers practical dietary advice to help you make valuable decisions about your diet in order to live a longer, healthier lives.
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  • Modern Flexitarian

    DK

    Product Code: CCVZL
    Hardback
    Transition to a plant-based diet without giving up meat and dairy completely. If you're concerned about your health and the environment but aren't quite ready to commit to a fully vegetarian or vegan lifestyle, a flexitarian diet will work for you. Modern Flexitarian features 100 healthy, adaptable veg-based recipes alongside quick twists and suggestions that give you the freedom to enjoy meat, fish, or dairy from time to time. Complete with tips for getting started, nutritional and dietary advice, and a sample weekly menu, Modern Flexitarian will inspire and help you to embrace a mostly vegetarian or vegan diet with ease.
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  • Transforming Trauma

    Doctor James Gordon

    Product Code: CBXBR
    Paperback
    Trauma is an integral, inescapable part of life. Even when our symptoms do not reach the level of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), trauma can challenge our ideas about who we are with devastating consequences for our health. Often enough, it compounds our pain and confusion with feelings that we've been responsible for what has happened to us - whether that be a broken relationship, a loss or a traumatic, painful experience or triggering event. In Transforming Trauma, Harvard-trained Psychiatrist and world-recognised authority and pioneer of mind-body medicine Doctor James Gordon, presents the first evidenced-based program that will help to reverse the psychological and biological damage caused by trauma. He will equip readers with the tools and techniques of self-care that he has used over the last 50 years to help thousands of people across the world who have suffered - from Syrian refugees and 9/11 survivors to everyday people with emotional or physical illness. He will help us re-establish broken brain connections and promote the healthy integration of thoughts and feelings; be freed from the hopeless rumination that binds us to our traumas and offer a new path for hope and healing and an opportunity to reclaim our daily lives and experiences.
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  • Keep Clear

    Tom Cutler

    Product Code: CBPXV
    Paperback
    A wonderfully bittersweet, funnystrange account of living unwittingly with Asperger's syndrome. It is only after a crack-up, at the age of 55, that Tom Cutler gets the diagnosis that allows him to make sense of everything that's come before, including his weird obsessions with road-sign design, magic tricks, spinning tops, and Sherlock Holmes. The final realisation that he has Asperger's allows a light to dawn on the riddles of his life: his accidental rudeness, maladroitness, Pan Am smile, and other social impediments. But, like many with Asperger's, Tom possesses great facility with words, and this shines through this exceptionally warm, bright, and moving memoir, which is alternately strikingly revealing, laugh-out-loud funny, and achingly sad. Tom explores his eccentric behaviour from boyhood to manhood, examines the role of autism in his strange family, and investigates the scientific explanations for the condition. He recounts his anxiety and bewilderment in social situations, his sensory overload, his strange way of dressing, and his particular trouble with girls. He shares his autistic adventures in offices, toyshops, backstage in theatres, and in book and magazine publishing houses, as well as on - or more often off - roads.
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  • The Rejuvenation Solution

    Dr Robert D. Willix, Jr, M.D.

    Product Code: CBIUX
    Paperback
    Be healthy, strong, and vital at any age with 7 proven discoveries that stop accelerated aging. Anyone can remain disease-free, flexible, and full of energy at every age with this comprehensive blueprint that controls and reverses the 7 major causes of aging by working on them synergistically. While aging is inevitable, physical, mental, and spiritual decline doesn't have to be. With a focus on prevention instead of prescriptions, of empowering the patient to discover the body's own healing intellect, Dr. Willix offers a comprehensive plan that will completely revamp your health, making you look and feel years younger no matter what your age. Dr. Robert Willix Jr. M.D., a board-certified cardiovascular surgeon from the University of Michigan Medical Center, pioneered open heart surgery in South Dakota in 1977. An avid athlete who competed in the Ironman World Championship, he spent his life researching the root causes of aging and integrative medical techniques that would halt the aging process in its tracks. Knowing that once his patients reached his surgery suite it was often too late to radically change their course, he left his surgical career behind to become a leading expert on natural healing techniques. While many physicians may not even know these latest developments, he distills cutting-edge research from many disciplines so that anyone can age-proof their health with these 7 keys: Geroprotectors: These are the next-generation antioxidants-learn how to harness them through foods and supplements. Inflammabots. Body-wide inflammation is known to be the source of nearly all diseases of aging, including heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and Alzheimer's disease. Learn how to control inflammation for the long haul. Hormone-Peptide Connection. Avoid age-related hormone decline by maintaining this delicate balance. Telomerase Activators. Telomerase is The Energizer Bunny enzyme that keeps cells youthful. Discover how to keep your telomerase functioning optimally. The Muscle of Youth. Exercise is one the best anti-aging medicines of this century if done correctly. Don't waste hours on a machine-learn how to rev up the powerful anti-aging gene known as FOXO. Rejuvenation Nutrition. Rejuvenate your body from the inside out in visible and in medically measurable ways. Age-Defying Stress Management. Learn how proper relaxation helps produce antioxidants, lowers the damage from oxidation, and lengthens telomeres. You are in the driver's seat when it comes to your health--you can accelerate aging or you can put these habits into practice and decelerate aging starting today, enjoying abundant health and the many benefits it brings for many years to come.
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  • Orchids as Aphrodisiac, Medicine or Food

    Eng Soon Teoh

    Product Code: BZQEK
    Hardback
    Did you know that Vanilla was formerly served as aphrodisiac by Cassanova and Madam Pompadour, and Elizabeth I loved its flavor? This is the first book that provides a complete worldwide coverage of orchids being employed as aphrodisiacs, medicine or charms and food. Opening with an in-depth historical account of orchids (orchis Greek testicle), the author describes how the Theory of Signatures influenced ancient herbalists to regard terrestrial orchid tubers as aphrodisiacs. Doctors and apothecaries promoted it during the Renaissance. Usage of orchids in Traditional Chinese Medicine, Indian Ayurvedic Medicine; by Tibetan yogins and Amchi healers for longevity pills, tonics and aphrodisiacs; by Africans to prepare 'health promoting' chikanda or as survival food when lost in the Australian bush are some highlights of the book. Early settlers in America and the East Indies often relied on native remedies and employment of orchids for such needs is described. Also covered are the search for medicinal compounds by scientists, attempts to prove the orchid's efficacy by experiment and the worry of conservationists.
  • Hildegard of Bingen's Holistic Health Secrets

    Melanie Schmidt-Ulmann

    Product Code: BZMFR
    Hardback
    A twelfth-century German Benedictine abbess, Hildegard of Bingen is widely regarded as one of the true pioneers of holistic medicine and natural healing, developing concepts that were ahead of their time. Introducing her 10 key principles, including, preventative health advice, fasting, the mind-body connection, meditation and ecological considerations, this practical book brings her original authentic remedies to a modern audience. Discover the healing benefits of key foods and plants - plus which foods to avoid - along with recipes for plant-based balms and elixirs. There is also targeted advice for alleviating common ailments, such as digestive disorders, insomnia, migraines, skin problems, stress - and more.
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  • Lithium

    Walter A. Brown

    Product Code: BZLVY
    Hardback
    From insulin comas and lobotomy to incarceration; those who suffered bipolar disorder endured dangerous, ineffective treatments for centuries until a breakthrough in the 1950s offered salvation. Lithium's efficacy at both ending and preventing manic depressive episodes was discovered by John Cade, whose years running a psychiatric ward as a prisoner of war sparked a hunch that put him on the path to revelation. The miraculous metal has since salvaged an untold number of lives but even after its healing power was discovered, it was decades before the medical community could be convinced that lithium was not only safe but life-saving. Walter A. Brown reveals how close we came to missing out on this extraordinary drug and showcasing the possibilities of scientific curiosity.
  • Fearfully and Wonderfully

    Philip Yancey

    Product Code: BZJEB
    Paperback
    Mysterious, intricate, pulsing with energy ... the human body is an endlessly fascinating repository of incredible secrets. In this new work, comprising two classics (Fearfully and Wonderfully Made and In His Image) edited together and updated, renowned surgeon Dr Paul Brand and award-winning writer Philip Yancey take us on a tour of wonder through the human body. Illustrated with stories from Dr Brand's ground-breaking career as a hand surgeon who changed the lives of leprosy sufferers by transforming medical treatment protocols, this lively narrative paints an unforgettable portrait of the incredible unity of the human body in its trillions of parts. As compassionate as he was brilliant, Dr Brand cared as much about his suffering patients as he was intensely curious about how the body works. And so just as his brilliant intuition - which led to medical breakthroughs earning him international awards and acclaim - makes human physiology come alive on the page, so does his deep love for people in their dignity as image-bearers make spirituality come alive on the page as well. Although Brand and Yancey do not presume that readers share their Christian faith, they trace the metaphor of 'one body, many parts' from a medical perspective on human life as well as a mystical perspective on the unifying presence of the Body of Christ. Filled with riveting stories of Dr Brand's work among the marginalized and outcast, this journey of understanding offers astonishing insights and page-turning reading.
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  • Biofeedback for the Brain

    Paul G. Swingle

    Product Code: BWTQF
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    Neurofeedback is a cutting-edge, drug-free therapeutic technique used by over a thousand licensed therapists in North America to treat a range of conditions from attention deficit and hyperactivity disorders to epilepsy, stroke, anxiety, migraine, and depression. First popularized in the 1970s, this naturalistic method is based on the idea that we can control our brain activity and that, through training, the brain can learn to modify its own electrical patterns for more efficient processing or to overcome various states of dysfunction. In ""Biofeedback for the Brain"", Dr. Paul G. Swingle describes in clear and coherent language how these procedures work. With numerous actual case examples, readers follow the progress of clients from the initial 'brain map' that shows the location and severity of the neurological abnormalities to the various stages of treatment. Conditions often considered untreatable by conventional health practitioners respond positively to neurotherapeutic techniques, and Swingle describes many of these remarkable recoveries. Other chapters explain the use of neurotherapy for a variety of surprising purposes, including performance training for elite athletes, of which the most famous example is the Italian soccer team who considered the technique to be their 'secret weapon' in attaining a World Cup victory. Despite wide-ranging success stories and extensive validating scientific research, many health care practitioners remain skeptical of neurofeedback and the procedures are still not well known by the public or conventional health care providers. This book provides a thorough, definitive, and highly readable presentation of this remarkable health care alternative that offers millions of individuals a chance for healing.
  • The Meaning of Pain

    Nick Potter

    Product Code: BWINM
    Paperback
    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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  • Surgery, The Ultimate Placebo

    Professor Ian Harris

    Product Code: BVKPX
    Paperback
    A senior surgeon suggests that many commonly performed operations are not necessary and that any benefits they offer are a placebo. For many complaints and conditions the benefits from surgery are lower, and the risks higher, than you or your surgeon think. In this book you will see how commonly performed operations can be found to be useless or even harmful when properly evaluated. Of course no surgeon is recommending invasive surgery in bad faith, but Ian Harris argues that the evidence for the success for many common operations, including knee arthroscopies, back fusion or cardiac stenting, become current accepted practice without full examination of the evidence. The placebo effect may be real, but is it worth the recovery time, expense and discomfort?
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  • The Royal Art of Poison

    Eleanor Herman

    Product Code: BRIUU
    Hardback
    The story of poison is the story of power. For centuries, the royal families of Western Europe have feared the gut-roiling, vomit-inducing agony of a little something added to their food or wine by an enemy. To avoid poison, they depended on tasters, unicorn horns and antidotes tested on condemned prisoners. Servants licked the royal family's spoons, tried on their underpants and tested their chamber pots. Ironically, royals terrified of poison were unknowingly poisoning themselves daily with their cosmetics, medications and filthy living conditions. Women wore makeup made with mercury and lead. Men rubbed faeces on their bald spots. Physicians prescribed mercury enemas, arsenic skin cream, drinks of lead filings and potions of human fat and skull, fresh from the executioner. Gazing at gorgeous portraits of centuries past, we don't see what lies beneath the royal robes and the stench of unwashed bodies; the lice feasting on private parts; and worms nesting in the intestines. In The Royal Art of Poison, Eleanor Herman tells the true story of Europe's glittering palaces: one of medical bafflement, poisonous cosmetics, ever-present excrement, festering natural illness and, sometimes, murder.
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  • Your Health at Work

    Trades Union Congress (TUC)

    Product Code: BRAMD
    Paperback
    Your Health at Work is your fully researched and up-to-date guide to the most common health risks at work in the UK and how you can tackle them. The TUC expertly explains your legal rights, how to avoid injury and illness and what support is available to you. Covering the full range of industries, Your Health at Work provides guidance for everyone. Both physical health (e.g. aches and strains, hazardous substances, accidents) and mental health (anxiety, depression, bullying) are comprehensively discussed to provide you with reliable help and advice on the full range of potential health problems at work. The stories of real workers who have encountered health issues at work are included to make sure that this book is fully representative of real life and gives practical, and sometimes inspirational, insights to support you and your health every day at work.
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