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A magnificent, beautifully written biography of cancer -- from its first documented appearances thousands of years ago through the epic battles to cure, control and conquer it, to a radical new understanding of its essence.
In The Emperor of All Maladies, Siddhartha Mukherjee, doctor, researcher and award-winning science writer, examines cancer with a cellular biologist's precision, a historian's perspective, and a biographer's passion. The result is an astonishingly lucid and eloquent chronicle of a disease humans have lived with - and perished from - for more than five thousand years.
The story of cancer is a story of human ingenuity, resilience and perseverance, but also of hubris, arrogance and misperception, all leveraged against a disease that, just three decades ago, was thought to be easily vanquished in an all-out 'war against cancer'. Mukherjee recounts centuries of discoveries, setbacks, victories and deaths, told through the eyes of predecessors and peers, training their wits against an infinitely resourceful adversary.
From the Persian Queen Atossa, whose Greek slave cut off her malignant breast, to the nineteeth-century recipient of primitive radiation and chemotherapy and Mukherjee's own leukemia patient, Carla, The Emperor of All Maladies is about the people who have soldiered through toxic, bruising, and draining regimes to survive and to increase the store of human knowledge.
Riveting and magesterial, The Emperor of All Maladies provides a fascinating glimpse into the future of cancer treatments and a brilliant new perspective on the way doctors, scientists, philosophers and lay people have observed and understood the human body for millennia.
Make 2019 the year you quit the cigarettes for good with this ground-breaking book ________ Allen Carr will help you break addiction for ever in this fully updated edition of The Only Way to Stop Smoking Permanently. You'll soon be able to: - Achieve the right frame of mind to quit - Avoid weight gain - Quit without dependence on rules or gimmicks - Enjoy the freedom and choices that non-smokers have in life - Quit without willpower It's time to begin your new life as a non-smoker with Allen Carr's The Only Way to Stop Smoking Permanently. ________ 'A different approach... a stunning success' Sun 'I was exhilarated by a new sense of freedom' Independent 'His skill is in removing psychological dependence' Sunday Times 'Allow Allen Carr to help you escape painlessly today' Observer
An A-Z BMA visual guide to over 7,000 medical terms including symptoms, diseases, drugs and treatments This new, revised sixth edition of the BMA's bestselling and definitive medical reference guide brings authoritative and up-to-date medical knowledge into your home. Stay up-to-date with medical advances and advice; from new developments in travel immunizations to the most recent guidelines for antenatal screening and the latest recommendations for breast awareness. Includes 3,000 diseases, disorders, conditions and symptoms, information on diagnosis & treatment, a wide range of drugs & tests, new & established surgical procedures and explanations of medical terms. Using jargon-free language and an easy-to-use A-Z format, 7,000 entries and more than 800 illustrations, this fully revised and updated edition remains the definitive medical reference book for every family.
A Yale-trained, board-certified family physician with a specialty in women's health and obstetrics delivers a proven 28-day program to heal the overwhelmed, overloaded systems, and prevent and reverse the myriad of symptoms affecting the vast majority of women today. Weight gain, fatigue, brain fog, hormonal imbalances, and autoimmune conditions-for years, health practitioners have commonly viewed each as individual health problems resulting from a patient's genetic bad luck, poor lifestyle choices, or lack of willpower. Patients, too, have turned to different doctors to alleviate their specific symptoms: an endocrinologist for a thyroid problem; a gynecologist for hormonal issues; an internist for weight, diabetes, and high blood pressure; a rheumatologist for joint problems, and even to therapists or psychologists. While these ailments may seem unrelated, Dr. Aviva Romm contends that they are intrinsically connected by what she calls Survival Overdrive Syndrome, a condition that occurs when the body becomes overloaded. SOS can result from childhood survival patterns or adult life stressors that are compounded by foods we eat, toxins in our environment, viral infections, lack of sleep, disrupted gut microflora, and even prescribed medications. Two of the systems most affected are the adrenal system and the thyroid, which control mood, hormones, inflammation, immunity, energy, weight, will power, blood sugar balance, cholesterol, sleep, and a host of other bodily functions. When these systems become overwhelmed they lead to symptoms that can develop into full blow illnesses, including diabetes, hypertension, osteoporosis, and heart disease-all of which have medically provable origins in SOS. The Adrenal Thyroid Revolution explains SOS, how it impacts our bodies and can lead to illness, and most importantly, offers a drug-free cure developed through Dr. Romm's research and clinical work with tens of thousands of patients. In as little as two weeks, you can lose excess weight, discover increased energy, improve sleep, and feel better. With The Adrenal Thyroid Revolution, you can rescue your metabolism, hormones, mind and mood-and achieve long-lasting health.
The pressure on women to remain forever young can make menopause a time you approach with dread. The thought of battling with hot flushes, uncontrollable weight gain, brittle bones, mood swings and memory loss can plunge you into depression. Is menopause really the end of life as you know it?
Nicole Jaff understands the pressures and the confusion experienced by women in menopause or approaching menopause and acts as their guide through the maze of conflicting theories, the advertisements of companies offering cure-alls and the array of medical options offered by doctors. In her trademark style – thoroughly researched, clearly written and with an essential touch of humour – Nicole explains the theories, the claims and the myths surrounding menopause. She uses numerous case studies of the women who have come to her for counselling to illustrate women’s concerns to support her central theme – each woman is different and so the treatment of menopausal symptoms needs to be customised for her, a one-size-fits-all approach is of no benefit to women.
Nicole addresses all the issues that midlife women raise in her workshops and in private consultations:
Nicole’s mission is the empowerment of mid-life women and she hopes they will achieve this through reading Menopause: Everything you need to know – the power to ask the right questions, to insist on being properly informed on their health options and the power to take an active part in their own health management.
Whitewater Rescue Manual is for all whitewater padlers, beginner to expert. This book presents the best techniques for self-rescue and rescue of companions on the river.
The new edition of the BMA Complete Home Medical Guide is a jargon-free medical reference book that gives you all the information you need to help safeguard the present and future well-being of your family. From viral infections to immune disorders, this essential medical guide contains in-depth coverage of over 750 medical conditions, with explanations of causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention. This medical encyclopedia contains easy-to-use symptom charts for self-diagnosis and a separate section on child diseases and symptoms to safeguard the whole family's health. This edition is fully up-to-date with the latest medical information and advances, with over 1,800 images for reference. The most comprehensive and accessible health and medical guide around, this is a must for every home. Previous edition ISBN 9781405348836
Everything about marijuana is undergoing a massive cultural shift. Recent polls show that 64% of Americans want to legalise cannabis, resulting in medical and/or recreational marijuana being legal in 29 states and Washington, DC. But also for the first time, as many if not more women than men are using marijuana. And they use it differently. They like milder doses, use more creams and oils, and are more interested in feeling better than getting stoned. Women approach cannabis as the new wellness. After all, it is analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antibacterial, antifungal, antianxiety, and antidepressant. Introducing Nikki Furrer, a very well-informed cultivator who creates and markets cannabis-infused products for women. Now inGet High Like a Lady, she's written the book to help all interested women navigate the ever more complicated world of cannabis. Illustrated throughout and written in a lively, reassuring, humorous voice, it's an engaging and entertaining guide that explains everything you need to know to live the high life: how to read the shelves of the typical dispensary, with its confusing options of flower, resin, vape pens, oil, edibles, patches, creams, tinctures, and more. A primer on the amazing health-giving compounds found in cannabis - THC, CBD, terpenes, and more - and how they work and how they differ, along with how to choose among strains depending on your needs. It even leads the newbie through the first experience of getting high - how much to use, what to do if you experience negative side effects, the pleasures of microdosing. And finally it includes about 20 recipes, for extracts, tinctures, gummies, and beauty creams. It's not your mother's joint anymore.
An allergy diagnosis can be overwhelming and life changing but this book provides brings together all the in-depth information and practical tips you need. It includes interviews with the country's leading allergy experts, advice from people living with allergies and has been endorsed by Allergy UK. Living With Allergies provides insight into each allergic condition, how to cope at different life stages and information on diagnosis, treatment and everyday management. It also includes tips the doctors don't tell you: How do you manage allergy anxiety? How do you keep your child safe at school? How can you travel abroad with allergies? This book will help you learn how to live with allergies in a proactive and positive way.
This step-by-step first aid guide tells you how to treat babies and children for more than 100 medical conditions and injuries. From minor cuts and burns to meningitis and asthma attacks, it's worth having someone who knows what they are doing to cope with life's little (and big) emergencies. The new edition of First Aid Fast for Babies and Children gives you the knowledge you need instantly if a baby or child falls ill or gets hurt. First aid procedures are illustrated photographically to give clear, detailed guidance, all colour-coded for quick reference for when you are in a hurry. Look after your little people; keep First Aid Fast for Babies and Children handy.
Schizophrenia is one of the most traumatic psychiatric disorders, both for the affected person and their family. It also carries an unfortunate stigma and suffers from frequent misinterpretation by the popular media. The disorder usually manifests itself through significant periods of hallucinations, bizarre delusions, and disorganized behaviour, but the individuals who suffer from this brain disorder are not generally violent, and do have periods of remission. However it is often difficult for these individuals to maintain a regular lifestyle and relationships at home and at work, and many individuals with schizophrenia end up unable to live independently or, worse, homeless. This new edition in the popular Facts series provides a concise and up-to-date account of the underlying causes and symptoms of schizophrenia, as well as current theories about the disorder. The authors look at all the current treatment options, both medical and psychological, together with likely side-effects and the problem of compliance with treatment. The role of the family and the community in caring for individuals with schizophrenia is also considered. The authors are experienced psychiatrists and psychologists with many years' experience in the treatment and study of schizophrenia. This book will provide a welcome source of information for individuals with schizophrenia, their family members, and those involved in caring for them.
“Without this book I would not be walking today” Marguerite Patten, O.B.E.
This book has cured arthritic pain for millions of people worldwide. It’s also quite an old text now so we have responded to the requests of readers and sales reps suggestions by updating the book’s medical and nutritional advice so that it’s totally authoritative and also the recipes are more palettable for today’s arthritis sufferer.
Doctor's Home Cure for Arthritis is a seven day action plan designed to provide relief from arthritic pain – and in the longer term to heal arthritis. Based on dietary change, the programme eliminates many processed foods, (includeing caffeine and alcohol) and replaces these with foods of special benefit to arthritis sufferers.
Now fully revised by respected Harvard nutritionist Jeannette Ewin Ph.D., the book contains totally updated:
Hey Gorgeous! Welcome to Tone It Up, a worldwide community of amazing girlfriends who support and encourage each other to live our happiest, healthiest lives. As women, we so often focus on others, but a balanced and beautiful life means prioritizing yourself so you can truly be the version of you. The best way to do that is by combining a nutritious diet, active lifestyle, and most importantly, by spreading positivity and boosting each other up. Whether you're sharing workouts or wine, female friendship is so important-plus it makes fitness a lot more fun! BALANCED AND BEAUTIFUL is a guide to focusing on the amazing woman that is you, with a 5-day plan to Refresh, Motivate, Inspire, Energize, and last but not least, Relax. Filled with daily fitness routines, delicious recipes, wisdom to transform your mindset, and all the love and advice of the TIU community, Karena and Katrina make it easier than ever to reach your goals and feel great. Each day, you'll find tips and advice for every aspect of your journey, told through fun and fascinating stories and secrets that will be like having your best girlfriend along for the ride. Throughout these pages, you'll feel empowered, uplifted, and connected-with the entire TIU community behind you, cheering you on towards your most confident, centered self. Ready to reset? Feeling BALANCED AND BEAUTIFUL is only 5 days away!
'Hormone balance is within reach, and this is the definitive guide for reaching that goal.'-David Perlmutter, MD, author of Grain Brain Prepare to thrive. As women approach menopause, many start to experience the physical and emotional indignities of hormonal fluctuation: metabolic stall and weight gain, hot flashes and night sweats, insomnia, memory loss or brain fog, irritability, low libido, and painful sex. Too often, doctors tell us that these discomforts are to be expected and that we will have to wait them out during "the change". But Dr Anna Cabeca's research and experience with thousands of her patients show that there is a fast-acting and non-pharmaceutical way to dramatically and permanently alleviate these symptoms. The Hormone Fix introduces Dr Cabeca's unique Keto-Green protocol, a plan that pairs the hallmarks of ketogenic (low-carb/high fat) eating with diet and lifestyle changes that bring the body's cellular pH to a healthy alkaline level. The proven result: balanced cortisol and reduced output of insulin, the hormones most responsible for belly fat and weight gain, plus an increase in oxytocin, the "love and happiness" hormone. Whether you are perimenopausal, menopausal, or postmenopausal, The Hormone Fix offers an easy-to-follow program, including - A 10-day quick-start detox diet to jump-start weight loss and reduce symptoms immediately - Daily meal plans and weekly shopping lists to take the guesswork out of a month's worth of Keto-Green eating - 65 delicious and easy-to-make recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, smoothies, and soups - Detailed information on vitamin and mineral supplementation that optimizes hormone balance and gut health - Simple self-assessments and recommended optional lab testing for a better understanding of your hormonal status - Tested and trusted stress-reduction and oxytocin-amplifying advice and techniques With The Hormone Fix you can expect to trim down, tap into new and unexpected energy levels, enhance intimacy, and completely revitalize your life! Ready for your fix?
When actress Debbie Reynolds died a day after her beloved daughter, Carrie Fisher, the world diagnosed it as 'heartbreak'. But what's the evidence? Does emotional upheaval affect the heart? Can love, or chocolate, really heal our heart problems? And why do we know so much about heart attacks in men, when they are more fatal in women? Heart and lung surgeon Dr Nikki Stamp takes us into the operating theatre, explaining what she sees in patients with heart complications and how a life-saving transplant works. Stamp fell in the love with the heart as a child and continues to be fascinated by its workings and the whole-of-life experiences that affect it. Rich with anecdotes, and insights for maintaining heart health, Can You Die of a Broken Heart? is a blockbuster from a uniquely positioned young specialist.
Welcome to your breast cancer self-care bible. Stronger Than Before is the book Alison Porter went looking for when she first learned she had breast cancer. It's a practical handbook to guide you - and your friends and family - through every stage of the illness, from early diagnosis to treatment choices, and ultimately to a life beyond cancer. In this book, you'll discover: * the different types of breast cancer, what to ask your doctor and how to make the choices that are right for you * self-help techniques on every level - physical, emotional, mental and spiritual - to support you through treatment and recovery * how to view your illness as a catalyst for post-traumatic growth, and move on with your life with greater meaning and purpose * your options for reconstruction and how to maintain a cancer-preventative lifestyle * advice for friends and family, so they can be truly helpful in how they offer you support Written by a breast cancer survivor and thriver, Stronger Than Before contains invaluable information, guidance and tips, as well as tools and techniques to help you emerge from this life-changing experience healthier, more purposeful and stronger than before.
The method aims to restore sight by using exercises to relax the eye muscles before retraining the eyes to focus effectively. Prescription glasses act as a prop for the muscles in your eyes and so, over time, the muscles actually get weaker. In fact, in the long term, glasses can only ever weaken your eyes. But, with the Bates Method you can retrain the eye muscles to work again, and perhaps even learn to do without glasses altogether. The Bates Method works two-folds, firstly with a series of exercises that relax and soothe the eye muscles, and secondly, retrains the relaxed eyes to focus effectively. The exercises are simple and easy to follow, and millions around the world have improved their vision using them. The book has influenced whole generations of people who believe that wearing glasses is the best way to improve your eyesight.
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