Health, Lifestyle & Well-being

Health & Well-being

  • Moodles Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9785000310540
    MDLS
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    You may be asking 'What is a moodle?' Well, the answer is a moodle is a doodle with the power to change your mind.

    Whether you're grumpy, stressed or happy, the books are sure to help you keep your troubles away. The Grumpy book has a doodle that lets you draw yourself a ladder to get out of a hole; the Stressed one asks you to draw yourself on a tightrope and then add a safety net to stop your fall; and the Happy one is full of positivity and optimism.

    Great for those who love activities like colouring and doodling, each book is packed full of ideas and illustrations that will keep you entertained, whatever your mood.
  • RSSW
    Sian Williams
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    You will recognise Sian Williams from her years of working as a journalist for the BBC, ITN and Channel 5. She's also a trained trauma assessor and in Rise, she provides a poignant and inspirational account of how people survive and can even thrive after suffering terrible experiences.

    Looking at just what it is that makes some people get back up when the most difficult and challenging life events knock them down, Sian examines whether some people are more resilient than others and if so, what lessons we can learn from them. She explores the science of resilience and growth after trauma and recounts first-hand accounts from those who have merged from horrific experiences with new perspectives.

    Written with candid and refreshing honesty, Sian also documents her own experiences from when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. This story is used to drive the narrative forward and help inspire others who have suffered through physical or mental ill health, loss of a loved one, abuse or post-traumatic stress.
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    Muir Gray
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    By keeping your brain ticking and staying fit, and with some good fortune, you can live a fulfilling and active life well into your 90s. Sod Seventy! The Guide to Living Well can help you along the way..

    Part-exercise book, part-manifesto for healthier and happier living, the book reveals how to shake off stereotypes, feel empowered and live life to the full as you enter pensionable age. It covers everything from the art of body maintenance to the importance of choosing the right healthcare.

    Written by doctor and health advisor Muir Gray, who is in his 70s and certainly practises what he preaches, the book is completely accessible and practical for anyone in this age range. It also features funny illustrations from David Mostyn, a cartoonist from the Beano.
  • SIEW
    Anita Bean
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    Based on the principles of the Mediterranean diet and backed up by the latest scientific research, Sod It! Eat Well is a book that will give you all the help and knowledge you need when it comes to making the right food choices in your 60s, 70s and beyond.

    Not a dieting plan, the book will help you make subtle changes to your eating habits and then have all the details you need to make informed, healthy food decisions. It will also provide answers to today's puzzling food questions including 'are eggs good for me?' and 'is sugar really that bad?

    An illustrated book, the personal, nutritional advice is complemented by easy-to-follow recipes for every meal of the day.
  • School of Life - How to... Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781509822058
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    Whether you have money worries; are struggling to keep up in the digital age; or have vowed to stay sane and free from stress, this three-book collection is full of tips and advice to help you achieve your goals.

    Philippa Perry's How to Stay Sane describes how our minds work and then takes you through a number of exercises that have been designed to strengthen resilience, bolster a sense of perspective and increase creativity. Tom Chatfield's How to Thrive in the Digital Age reveals the effect that our constantly connected world has on people - for better or for worse; and John Armstrong's How to Worry Less About Money considers the ways in which we relate to money and the meaning we attach to it.

    This collection contains three self-help books to help you learn and discover new ways to live your life to the full and find better mental health.
  • Five - Paperback - 9780091959661 - Rachel de Thample
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    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.
  • IWBO
    Harriet Griffey
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    If you're the kind of person who lets things get on top of them and just wants to have a more organised life, this book has all the practical solutions, tips and inspiration you need.

    I Want to Be Organised will help you identify your organisational style and then outline simple steps that will help you tackle the disorder in each areas of your life.

    From de-cluttering living and workspaces to organising diaries and your digital life, the book shows how adopting simple habits and making small changes to everyday routines can make life clearer and more enjoyable.
  • AHRDE
    Dr. Danny Penman
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    Pain, suffering and stress can be intolerable - but it doesn't have to be this way. Mindfulness for Health reveals a series of simple practices that you can incorporate into your daily life to relieve chronic pain and the suffering and stress of illness. Clinical trials show that mindfulness is at least as effective as the most commonly prescribed painkillers such as Tramadol and codeine. A recent study published in the Journal of Neuroscience demonstrated that it is more effective than morphine. Mindfulness can also significantly reduce the anxiety, depression, irritability, exhaustion and insomnia that can arise from chronic pain and illness. This new book shares the secrets of the Mindfulness-based approaches to pain and illness therapy, developed by Vidyamala Burch at the Breathworks centre in Manchester and which has its roots in the groundbreaking work of pioneer Jon Kabat-Zinn from the University of Massachusetts Medical Centre in the US. The Breathworks Centre and its affiliates around the world have helped thousands of people cope with pain, illness and stress. Its pioneering approach is praised by Professor Mark Williams of Oxford University, Jon Kabat-Zinn and Professor Lance McCracken of King's College London. The eight-week programme at the heart of this book takes just 10-20 minutes per day. It is particularly effective for the biggest causes of pain - back problems, arthritis, migraine and diabetes but works equally well for cancer (and its associated chemotherapy), heart disease, fibromyalgia, celiac disease, lupus, chronic fatigue syndrome, IBS, labour pain and even tinnitus. You will be surprised by how quickly your suffering melts away, leaving you able to live life to the full again.
  • AIGQY
    Dr. David Cavan
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    Reverse Your Diabetes provides all the information and support you need to take control of type 2 diabetes and potentially to reverse it. Based on the latest research and proven results, this clear and effective programme outlines the key steps you need to take to turn around your health - Watch What You Eat, Get More Active, Monitor Your Progress and Commit to Change. Written by diabetes expert Dr David Cavan, Consultant Physician at the Bournemouth Diabetes and Endocrine Centre, and in association with diabetes.co.uk, the UK's largest online diabetes community, Reverse Your Diabetes also tackles the myths and misinformation that surround type 2 diabetes. This is an essential book that will empower you to take control of your diabetes and maximise your health for good.
  • ARGVV
    Sophie Sabbage
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    'I have cancer. Cancer does not have me.' Sophie Sabbage was diagnosed with late stage 'incurable' lung cancer in October 2014. She was 48 years old, happily married with a 4-year-old daughter. Since that day - when doctors told Sophie that her prognosis was poor - she has been on a remarkable journey of healing and transformation that has reshaped her vocation as well as changed her life for the better. The Cancer Whisperer chronicles Sophie's extraordinary relationship with cancer and the methods that she has used for dealing with fear, anger, denial and grief. The essence of 'cancer whispering' was born of Sophie's determination to take cancer off the battlefield and into the classroom. Instead of going to war with it, Sophie has chosen to listen to it, learn from it and choose her own response to it. Sophie offers a radically different way of relating to this disease both mentally and practically: she shares the research she has done, the treatments she has chosen, the diet she follows and the resources that she feels have made the biggest differences in the hope that they will help others cut through the mass of information out there. Sophie says: 'This book is for the cancer patient who wants to remain a dignified, empowered human being even when your doctors and diagnosis are scaring the hell out of you. It is also for the cancer patient who has a hunch that there is something for them to learn, gain or even be transformed by - if they just knew how to relate to this disease differently to the way most of society does. It is for the cancer patient, perhaps any patient.'
  • ARGOH
    Kate Larsen
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    Colour your way to a restful night's sleep with this beautiful collection of drawings, featuring an introduction by Richard Wiseman. Full of enchanting scenes and patterns, Midnight Colouring by Kate Larsen is a beautiful colouring book designed to soothe and send you on your way to a good night's sleep. From sleeping little dormice to the sweeping night's sky, this colouring book is packed with templates for you to complete with your own individual style. Wherever you are, let the day's worries melt away as you focus on filling the pages of this charming pocket-sized book with colour.
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    Dr. Suzanne O'Sullivan
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    Pauline first became ill when she was fifteen. What seemed to be a urinary infection became joint pain, then life-threatening appendicitis. After a routine operation Pauline lost all the strength in her legs. Shortly afterwards, convulsions started. But Pauline's tests are normal: her symptoms seem to have no physical cause whatsoever. This may be an extreme case, but Pauline is not alone. As many as a third of people visiting their GP have symptoms that are medically unexplained. In most, an emotional root is suspected which is often the last thing a patient wants to hear and a doctor to say. We accept our hearts can flutter with excitement and our brows can sweat with nerves, but on this journey into the very real world of psychosomatic illness, Suzanne O'Sullivan finds the secrets we are all capable of keeping from ourselves.
  • AQWVZ
    Paul Kalanithi
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    At the age of thirty-six, on the verge of completing a decade's training as a neurosurgeon, Paul Kalanithi was diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer. One day he was a doctor treating the dying, the next he was a patient struggling to live. When Breath Becomes Air chronicles Kalanithi's transformation from a medical student asking what makes a virtuous and meaningful life into a neurosurgeon working in the core of human identity - the brain - and finally into a patient and a new father. What makes life worth living in the face of death? What do you do when when life is catastrophically interrupted? What does it mean to have a child as your own life fades away? Paul Kalanithi died while working on this profoundly moving book, yet his words live on as a guide to us all. When Breath Becomes Air is a life-affirming reflection on facing our mortality and on the relationship between doctor and patient, from a gifted writer who became both.
  • ASMIQ
    Decca Aitkenhead
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    'The thing to remember about this story is that every word is true. If I never told it to a soul, and this book did not exist, it would not cease to be true. I don't mind at all if you forget this. The important thing is that I don't.' On a hot still morning on a beautiful beach in Jamaica, Decca Aitkenhead's life changed for ever. Her four-year-old boy was paddling peacefully at the water's edge when a wave pulled him out to sea. Her partner, Tony, swam out and saved their son's life - then drowned before her eyes. When Decca and Tony first met a decade earlier, they became the most improbable couple in London. She was an award-winning Guardian journalist, famous for interviewing leading politicians. He was a dreadlocked criminal with a history of drug-dealing and violence. No one thought the romance would last, but it did. Until the tide swept Tony away, plunging Decca into the dark chasm of random tragedy. Exploring race and redemption, privilege and prejudice, ALL AT SEA is a remarkable story of love and loss, of how one couple changed each other's lives and of what a sudden death can do to the people who survive.
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    Emma Farrarons
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    Working with your hands is one of the best ways to soothe anxiety and eliminate stress. This second pocket-sized colouring book from Emma Farrarons offers a practical exercise in mindfulness that draws upon your creativity and hones your focus. Like the bestselling first book, The Mindfulness Colouring Book, More Mindfulness Colouring offers delicate, hand-drawn scenes from nature and the decorative world for you to mindfully and creatively fill with colour. Take a few minutes out of your day, wherever you are, and colour your way to peace and calm.
  • 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.
  • AQEUQ
    William Anthony
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    Anthony William, the one and only Medical Medium, has helped tens of thousands of people heal from ailments that have been misdiagnosed or ineffectively treated or that doctors can't resolve. He's done this by listening to a divine voice that literally speaks into his ear, telling him what lies at the root of people's pain or illness and what they need to do to restore their health. His methods achieve spectacular results, even for those who have spent years and many thousands of dollars on all forms of medicine before turning to him. Now, in this revolutionary book, he opens the door to all he has learned in over 25 years of bringing people's lives back: a massive amount of healing information, much of which science won't discover for decades, and most of which has never appeared anywhere before. Medical Medium reveals the root causes of diseases and conditions that medical communities either misunderstand or struggle to understand at all. It explores all-natural solutions for dozens of the illnesses that plague us, including Lyme disease, fibromyalgia, adrenal fatigue, chronic fatigue syndrome, hormonal imbalances, Hashimoto's disease, multiple sclerosis, depression, neurological conditions, chronic inflammation, autoimmune disease, blood sugar imbalances, colitis and other digestive disorders, and more. It also offers solutions for restoring the soul and spirit after illness has torn at our emotional fabric. Whether you've been given a diagnosis you don't understand, or you have symptoms you don't know how to name, or someone you love is sick, or you want to care for your own patients better, Medical Medium offers the answers you need. It's also a guidebook for everyone seeking the secrets to living longer, healthier lives. 'The truth about the world, ourselves, life, purpose - it all comes down to healing,' Anthony William writes. 'And the truth about healing is now in your hands.' .
  • 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.
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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.

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    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.
  • 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.