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The true story of a fiery young woman's heartwarming and hilarious journey that takes her from near-death in California to a trip around the world in search of her ultimate salvation. Along the way, she discovers a world of cultural mayhem, radical medical treatment, and, most importantly, a piece of her life she never even knew she was missing. When Amy B. Scher was struck with undiagnosed late-stage, chronic Lyme disease, the best physicians in America labeled her condition incurable and potentially terminal. Deteriorating rapidly, she went on a search to save her own life-from the top experts in Los Angeles and the world-renowned Mayo Clinic in Minneapolis to a state-of-the-art hospital in Chicago. After exhausting all of her options in the US, she discovered a possible cure-but it was highly experimental, only available in India, and had as much of a probability of killing her as it did of curing her. Knowing the risks, Amy packed her bags anyway and flew across the world hoping to find the ultimate cure. This Is How I Save My Life is a powerful and uplifting story of sheer determination for anyone who believes in-or doubts-the existence of miracles and the infinite power of self-healing when it seems like all hope is lost.
Imagine that we had some way to look directly at the molecules in a living organism. An x-ray microscope would do the trick, or since we re dreaming, perhaps an Asimov-style nanosubmarine (unfortunately, neither is currently feasible). Think of the wonders we could witness firsthand: antibodies atta- ing a virus, electrical signals racing down nerve fibers, proteins building new strands of DNA. Many of the questions puzzling the current cadre of sci- tists would be answered at a glance. But the nanoscale world of molecules is separated from our everyday world of experience by a daunting million-fold difference in size, so the world of molecules is completely invisible. I created the illustrations in this book to help bridge this gulf and allow us to see the molecular structure of cells, if not directly, then in an artistic rendition. I have included two types of illustrations with this goal in mind: watercolor paintings which magnify a small portion of a living cell by one million times, showing the arrangement of molecules inside, and comput- generated pictures, which show the atomic details of individual molecules. In this second edition of The Machinery of Life, these illustrations are presented in full color, and they incorporate many of the exciting scientific advances of the 15 years since the first edition."
Book 10 in comprehensive series by this popular media doctor and celebrity impetus for the Sheldon list. Your child's world broadens as they become more mobile and vocal, and attend nursery or playgroup. In this book, designed to follow on from Dr Dawn's Guide to Your Baby's First Year, Dr Dawn guides you through the changes you will notice in the next three years, and helps you stay one step ahead in your child's expanding world. She explains how to foster your child's growing independence in eating, dressing, and bathing, while keeping him or her safe and well. It also covers illness, along with warning signs and symptoms for more serious conditions such as meningitis, and when to see a doctor. It's also the era of tantrums and toilet training, so there's advice on that too. Other topics include: * Development including language * Nutrition and healthy eating * Sleeping and moving from cot to bed * Bathing, toileting and hygiene * Teething * Travelling with your toddler * Developmental checks and milestones * Vaccinations and why it's vital to have them * A to Z of toddler ailments * Medicines and first aid * Toddler safety
Many women expect to become mothers but are childless through social rather than biological reasons - perhaps they haven't met the right person or they prioritised career or education earlier in life. Featuring international interviews by grief counsellor and researcher Lois Tonkin, this collection of first-person stories provides insight into the under-discussed situation of being childless by circumstance. Each story highlights the different aspects of being childless by circumstance, as women move through their 30s, 40s, and 50s, and beyond their ages of fertility. The book explores feelings of grief and loss, and also how women adapt positively to their changed life expectations, finding excitement in the alternative, rich and complex shapes their lives have taken.
Candida Albicans, a yeast that lives inside all of us, normally presents no health problems, but today?s widespread use of antibiotics, contraceptive pills and steroids, as well as a sugar-rich diet, can cause a proliferation of this parasite yeast leading to a whole host of possible health problems.
First published in 1989, this title examines miscarriage and ectopic pregnancy. It recognizes them as bereavements, looking at the personal accounts of a number of women, offering insight into the emotional and medical effects, and studying the processes of grieving and recovery.
Part whistle-blower book, part bone health bible, "Dr. Lani's
No-Nonsense Bone Health Guide" is the first consumer book to expose
the shocking difficulty of getting an accurate bone density reading
and the serious risks of long-term use of osteoporosis medications,
which are often prescribed based on inaccurate readings. In
addition to this vital information about bone density testing, Dr.
Lani Simpson cuts through the confusion and inaccuracies
surrounding osteoporosis and explains what readers can do "now" to
build and maintain healthy bones for life. Dr. Simpson shares her
well-rounded, whole-body approach to bone health, including
discussions of digestive health, diet, supplements, exercise, and
how aging affects the bones. Readers learn surprising facts about
what foods and medicines might hurt bone health and which ones will
help build strong bones. Also included is a thorough discussion of
calcium supplementation and how to do it right. "Dr. Lani's
No-Nonsense Bone Health Guide" is the key to long, healthy,
fracture-free golden years.
Depression can bring the most active person grinding to a halt. Thriving Naturally is Graeme Cowan's guide to overcoming depression, and getting you in a better mood. It contains Graeme's own '30 Day Mood Plan' that provides a day-by-day guide to lifting yourself out of a rut and start enjoying life again. Across 30 days, Graeme offers different pieces of advice and encouragement, based on his own experiences, as well as the tried and true methods of getting you into a much better mindset. Thriving Naturally helps you get over the mindset that only medication can fix a low mood. Instead, a natural philosophy will get you on the way you to thinking and acting positively.
*Number One Bestseller* 'The skin is an organ and should be respected accordingly.' This is the mantra of award-winning skincare expert Jennifer Rock, also known as The Skin Nerd. We should feed our skin, shield it, and give it all the care and attention it needs - and deserves. in her first book, Jennifer shares all the passion, knowledge and expertise she has gathered over her extensive career to bring you the essential guide to healthy skin. Written in Jennifer's unique brand of humour and honesty, with nerd-isms galore, this book is jam-packed with 'skinformation' and advice to educate you about your skin needs at every stage of your life. It includes The 10 Skin Nerd Commandments, advice on anti-ageing, acne and other skin conditions, the benefits of a refreshing Spritz O'Clock, which skingredients to look out for (and which to avoid), and how your diet affects the body's largest organ. The Skin Nerd will teach you a holistic approach to looking after your skin inside and out, and give you the confidence to achieve glowing, healthy skin. 'This bestseller beauty bible is full of straight-talking tips and wisdom for anyone in quest of the secret to eternal youth and beauty.' Irish Mail on Sunday 'Jennifer is one of the most knowledgeable, honest and reliable experts I know and trust in the industry. A must read for anyone interested in proper skincare' Triona McCarthy, Sunday Independent Beauty Editor
Do you often feel overwhelmed, and in a daily battle to keep up? That you rarely get on top of your to-do list, and at times feel out of control and unable to cope? If so, you may be experiencing the first signs of Rushing Woman's Syndrome... Never before have women been in such a hurry to do so many things and be there for so many people. The pace of modern life has drastically increased - but even though our minds can go faster and technology allows us to get more done, our bodies still have cavewoman-like biology - which means they cannot respond healthily to the new and constant pressures we experience. In this book, nutritional biochemist Dr Libby Weaver explains how a stressful, fast-paced lifestyle can have dangerous effects on all areas of a woman's health, including: - Nervous system - how an imbalanced nervous system may be causing you to gain weight and disrupting your sleep - Adrenal glands - why adrenal fatigue may be making you feel tired but wired - Reproductive system - how your daily stresses may be affecting your menstrual cycle or fertility - Digestive system - why stress could be at the heart of your bloating, cravings or unpredictable appetite - Emotions - how your emotional landscape holds the key to leading a fulfilling life without the need to rush Inspired by Dr Libby's clinical experiences and her empathy for women and the many roles they now juggle, this book offers real solutions to restore your health, so that you can stay both productive and healthy.
A force of nature from the day she was born, Lynn Ruane grew up in a loving home in Tallaght, West Dublin. But in her early teens things began to unravel, and she fell into a life of petty crime and chaotic drug use. By age fifteen - pregnant with her first child, no longer attending school and still reeling from a series of shocking incidents in her personal life -Lynn decided she had enough of running away from herself and set about rebuilding her life. Inspired by her daughter, she returned to education and, with the help of some brilliant mentors, slowly began to heal the hurt of her younger years. She began campaigning on behalf of the people society had left behind by developing addiction services, becoming an activist in Trinity, and then as a senator in the chamber of the Seanad. But as the debate around consent gained pace, the lines between personal and political were redrawn, and Lynn was called to reckon with her past in a new and frightening way ... Intimate and brave, People Like Me is the exhilarating story of one woman's journey to the brink and back, emerging as a leading light for change in Ireland and an inspiration to women everywhere.
Any person diagnosed with diabetes has one simple question: What do I eat now? When diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, doctors typically tell their patients to start eating healthy. But what does that mean? If figuring out what to eat seems like taking a test, here's the solution, the American Diabetes Association book, What Do I Eat Now?. Written in clear, concise, and down-to-earth language that takes the mystery out of confusing nutrition recommendations, this indispensable guide can help readers make lasting changes in as little as a month. In only 4 weeks, readers can eat better, improve their diabetes management, and live a healthier lifestyle. With What Do I Eat Now?, readers will be able to: Start off fast -- quickly turn their diet around Do It Right -- learn what to eat and when Cut to the Chase -- follow easy, straightforward advice from diabetes experts Leave Confusion Behind -- learn essential nutrition tips everyday For those simply looking to be told what to eat, What Do I Eat Now? has everything needed to take the guesswork out of healthy meal planning. Start eating better today!
We've all side-eyed the chipper runners jogging by at 6 a.m. in their short-shorts and sports bras and felt a little envious, despite our simmering resentment. How do they get out there and do it every morning? How did they become Runners? Though running is theoretically one of the most natural sports for humans, the general responses to running tend to be, "It's hard. It sucks. I wish I could do it." For those who wish they liked running (but actually hate it), Lisa Jhung's Running That Doesn't Suck has arrived. In this pithy, humorous, and down-to-earth guide, Jhung gets back to basics, breaking down the barriers for aspiring runners. She encourages readers to "embrace the suckiness" and gives advice on how to get started-and how to keep going. (Hint: You don't have to run at 6 a.m. and you definitely don't have to wear short-shorts.) Jhung also offers body maintenance tips, nutritional advice, and running etiquette pointers. Smartly organized with chapters that don't necessarily need to be read in order, full of sage advice garnered from Jhung's two decades of writing about running, and including insights from professional runners, sports psychologists, coaches, physical therapists and more, this book has all the meat an aspiring runner needs to get hooked on the sport.
Rupa Mehta, called a pint-sized guru" by Vogue and the Rachael Ray of Fitness" by the New York Post , has helped thousands of people on their journey to physical and emotional wellness from her New York fitness studio. Now, with The Nalini Method , Rupa brings her revolutionary techniques for shedding emotional weight and achieving balance of body and mind to the wider world with a gorgeous and fun full-colour book. The Nalini Method is an innovative mood-based fitness plan that fuses yoga, Pilates, strengthening exercises, and barre work to help participants lose emotional weight and find emotional fitness,transforming both mind and body in the process. Rupa's dynamic techniques synthesize Western and Eastern approaches to create an accessible program that's as challenging as it is fun. The workouts of The Nalini Method help participants find balance within seven different moods: Anger Energy Stress Chill Happiness Doubt AnxietyIn addition, Rupa includes recipes for six unique and delicious mood foods" to help maintain energy and balance along the way.With tips and resources to help any woman achieve her fitness goals every day, The Nalini Method blazes a new and exciting trail to physical and emotional well-being.
Where in the brain would you find the hippocampus and what is its function? What happens in the brain when we laugh? What's the checklist for assessing the severity of a brain injury? And how is Alzheimer's different from other dementias? In this accessible and fascinating book, readers will learn the answers to these questions and many more. How The Brain Works takes the reader from the physiology of the brain through to its processes - such as what happens in the brain while we sleep - and on to traumas, diseases and psychological conditions. From learning about the blood vessels in the head to what goes wrong when someone has a stroke, from how alcohol affects the brain to diagnosing meningitis, from anorexia nervosa to post natal depression, How The Brain Works expertly explains the processes of the brain in a way that we can all understand. With more than 600 colour photographs, medical imaging and anatomically accurate artworks, How The Brain Works is a highly detailed but simply written, wide-ranging guide that will appeal to both general readers and students.
Do something for 30 days straight and what started as a challenge will have transformed into a habit - a habit that can then easily be made a permanent part of one's lifestyle. That's the simple genius behind this book and the widely popular phenomena of 30-day challenges.Packed with life improving behaviors of all sorts, this fun and friendly guide includes 60 challenges designed to help you crush it at work, eat smarter, become a fitness fanatic, focus on relationships, maximize productivity, be more interesting, kick bad habits and more.This book also provides simple, day-by-day advice for staying committed for the entire 30 days and tips for getting through the hard days so that you can build new behaviors, try new things, and create habits that stick. Change is hard, but not impossible. You just have to take that first step.
Acne is not just an adolescent concern; problem skin can continue into adulthood. Clearing Concepts: A Guide to Acne Treatment is a science-based practical guide for treating clients of all ages who are suffering from acne and other skin problems. The text is presented in an easy-to-read format that educates as it makes concepts clear and simple to implement. Sections on "treatment" demonstrate analysis techniques and clinical hands-on treatment methods. While there is no cure, acne and other skin problems can be brought under control through diligent topical esthetic care.
"A Girl's Guide to Personal Hygiene is everything I never knew I wanted: a disgusting, hilarious, and honest book that pays tribute to the female body and all of its habits and suppurations. It is delightfully and uncomfortably relatable and I love it with my whole self―heart, sweat, bowels, and all."―Carmen Maria Machado, author of Her Body and Other Parties
We sniff our knickers; we bite our own toenails; we laboriously dig out ingrown hairs: Women aren't as ladylike as people would like to imagine. Using anecdotes collected from hundreds of anonymous sources, this gleefully disgusting illustrated book rewrites our definition of femininity.
One day, the artist Tallulah Pomeroy overhead a conversation between two girls about another friend of theirs they knew in college. Apparently, when this friend had been on tour with the rugby team, she'd drunkenly 'done a shit in the sink.' 'She's not a girl if she did that,' said one to the other. 'She may have a vagina, but she's not a girl.'
This exchange made Tallulah laugh, but it also made her think. How many things had her friends done that meant they 'weren't girls?' She made a Facebook group and asked people to submit stories about their 'unladylike' behaviors. The page was soon flooded with more stories than she could have ever imagined: about ear wax and trapped wind, gray pubes and bloody pajamas. It became a community of honest, funny, and supportive women, who, by admitting to things they'd thought were shameful, no longer had to feel ashamed.
For A Girl's Guide to Personal Hygiene, Tallulah made original illustrations to accompany a selection of those Facebook posts―plus dozens more from an expanded call for submissions―to create an exuberant and galvanizing handbook for all the nasty women of the world.
On August 4, 2004, Jason Crigler was onstage in a New York City nightclub when a blood vessel burst in his brain. The thirty-four-year-old guitarist, a fixture in the downtown music scene who had played with Marshall Crenshaw, Linda Thompson, and John Cale, narrowly survived the bleed. A string of complications that followed-meningitis, seizures, coma-left him immobile and unresponsive, with his doctors saying nothing more could be done. Meanwhile, Jason's medical insurance quickly hit its lifetime cap, meaning that his policy would no longer pay for his care. Despite such overwhelming circumstances, Jason's parents, sister, and pregnant wife were sure that he was still there, trapped inside his incapacitated body but able to fight his way back. They mounted an intense course of rehabilitation for him even as they fought a healthcare system that was geared toward defeat. In intimate and unflinching prose, Mojie Crigler chronicles her brother's harrowing decline and miraculous recovery. Get Me Through Tomorrow is much more than the story of a medical victory amid a broken healthcare system, however. It is about a sister's metamorphosis from fearful naif to assertive caregiver. It is about families bridging heartache and divorce to find hope. It is about the deep and enduring relationship between siblings-and the love that transforms them.
The Little Book of Sleep is a beautifully colour-illustrated guide to achieving deep, natural, clean sleep. Sleep expert Dr Nerina Ramlakhan explains why a good night's sleep is essential in today's demanding, 24/7, technology-driven world, introduces us to the science of sleep and teaches us that the secret of good sleep is to get out of our head and back into our body. Using a unique combination of Eastern and Western practices, including yoga, ayurveda and body-awareness techniques, and with an abundance of invaluable advice and techniques, Dr Nerina guides the reader on their personal journey back to sleep.
Millions of women and increasing numbers of men worldwide are suffering the pain and debility associated with osteoporosis. For the 1 in 3 women over age 65 already affected by the disease, the cost in both financial and personal terms is astronomical. In this thought-provoking book, Max Tuck shows not only how we can prevent bone loss but also how we can rebuild bone density, giving detailed guidance on how to do this, including essential specific exercises. Based on proven science, the latest technological developments, a passion for nutritious food and her long experience as a Health Educator and Veterinary Surgeon, Max's comprehensive action plan will enable you to slash your fracture risk and improve your health, even into advanced age. With an easy to follow and entertaining writing style, she provides new hope and inspiration for a stronger and more vibrant future.
Maintain effective long-term back self-management with Robin McKenzie's completely revised and formatted 9th edition landmark patient book. This informative, easy-to-read book contains updated content from Robin McKenzie.
Diabetes Head to Toe is an invaluable resource for anyone living with diabetes. It includes everything you should know about the disease-straight from the experts. The authors, all doctors who specialize in diabetes care, offer simple explanations and essential advice on all things diabetes. Accessible and concise, Diabetes Head to Toe presents information at a glance, with conversational prose and easy-to-digest bullet points. Each chapter begins with a short introduction and includes helpful sections on "What You Need to Know" and "What Does It All Mean?" Other notable features include "Tips," "Myths and Facts," and frequently asked questions. In addition to defining medical concepts in everyday language while tackling core topics, such as patient dietary needs and lifestyle changes, this book contains unique coverage of * how to prevent and diagnose diabetes * the many complications-head to toe-that people with diabetes can develop * diabetes in diverse populations, including children and adults* new treatments for diabetes and how they work* common interactions between diabetes medications and other drugs * medical conditions that occur more frequently in people with diabetes, including eye disease, heart disease, kidney problems, depression, nerve damage, and sexual problems * cutting-edge diabetes technologies and the costs, benefits, and limitations of various devices* legal considerations that everyone with diabetes should keep in mind More than 50 illustrations illuminate key points, while a two-color format allows readers to quickly identify the information they are seeking. Aimed at people with diabetes, family members, teachers, physicians, nurses, dietitians, pharmacists, specialists, and anyone else who cares about the health of diabetes patients, this up-to-date book will help readers recognize the early warning signs before diabetes-related difficulties arise, ensuring a long, healthy life.
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