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Kanker Schmanker! (Afrikaans, Paperback): Madelein Rust Kanker Schmanker! (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Madelein Rust
R270 R232 Discovery Miles 2 320 Save R38 (14%) Ships in 13 - 17 working days

Die oorlewingstog van 'n dapper vrou.

“ ʼn Kale vlakte waar my regterbors eens was. Ek maak my oë toe en laat my brein toe om te proe aan hierdie monumentale ding. Kanker schmanker, besluit ek. Ek is nog net soveel vrou soos voor die operasie. My vroulikheid het toe al die tyd nie in my bors gesit nie. Dit sit in my kop, in my hart, in daardie onmeetbare, onaantasbare iets wat die gees genoem word.”

In hierdie aangrypende boek deel die bekende spanningsverhaalskrywer Madelein Rust die intiemste besonderhede van haar reis met borskanker. Dit is ʼn brutaal eerlike vertelling wat haar belewenis van die siekte met patos en humor uitbeeld. Lesers verkry ʼn eiesoortige blik op die fisieke ervarings van borskankerstryders sowel as die ewig veranderende binnewêreld van dié wat teen die siekte veg.

Kanker schmanker! rus borskankerstryders toe met inligting wat nie altyd geredelik beskikbaar is nie en help hul geliefdes om die reis met kanker beter te verstaan. Dit is ʼn boek van hoop en triomf wat die leser hardop laat huil en laat lag. Dis 'n verhaal vir elkeen van ons wat ʼn stryd van enige aard stry.

It's Only Blood - Shattering the Taboo of Menstruation (Paperback): Anna Dahlqvist It's Only Blood - Shattering the Taboo of Menstruation (Paperback)
Anna Dahlqvist; Translated by Alice E. Olsson
R282 R265 Discovery Miles 2 650 Save R17 (6%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Across the world, 2 billion people experience menstruation, yet menstruation is seen as a mark of shame. We are told not to discuss it in public, that tampons and sanitary pads should be hidden away, the blood rendered invisible. In many parts of the world, poverty, culture and religion collide causing the taboo around menstruation to have grave consequences. Younger people who menstruate are deterred from going to school, adults from work, infections are left untreated. The shame is universal and the silence a global rule. In It's Only Blood Anna Dahlqvist tells the shocking but always moving stories of why and how people from Sweden to Bangladesh, from the United States to Uganda, are fighting back against the shame.

Period (Hardcover): Emma Barnett Period (Hardcover)
Emma Barnett 1
R379 R279 Discovery Miles 2 790 Save R100 (26%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

'I wish this book had been written before I stopped having them. I might have enjoyed them more! It's brilliant, informative and funny. Period.' Jennifer Saunders 'I want to hear what Emma Barnett says about everything, and this terrific and timely book proves to be no exception.' Elizabeth Day 'A brilliant, myth-busting, funny and poignant book.' Helen Pankhurst 'Why has it taken so long for this powerful, fearless book to be written?' Emma Freud 'Uniquely funny and forthright.' Pandora Sykes 'Passionate, informed and thought-provoking.' Jane Garvey 'A must read for everyone. Period.' Kirsty Wark 'Clever, useful and wise. Read it. Pass it on to your daughters. And then to your sons.' Fi Glover 'Emma cuts right through all the myths and embarrassment with searing facts, honesty and, perhaps more importantly, humour. A bleeding good read.' Yomi Adegoke 'Terrific. Unique. Never read anything like it.' Richard Madeley 'Completely un-grim, informative, and entertaining.' Rachel Johnson 'A brilliant, brave rallying shout out to anyone who's suffered in silence and wondered why they had to.' Emily Maitlis 'An open, honest and achingly funny celebration of menstruation.' Amika George 'Smart, funny, enjoyable and tackling a subject head on that so many others would choose to avoid. I bloody loved it!' Becky Vardy 'Don't be revolted, lead the revolt - preferably with a grin on your face and a tampon tucked proudly behind your ear.' Emma loathes her period. Really, she does. But there's something she loathes even more: not being able to talk about it. Freely, funnily and honestly. Without men and women wrinkling their noses as if she's pulled her tampon out and offered it as an hors d'oeuvre. But somehow, despite women having had periods since the dawn of time, we've totally clammed up on anything to do with menstruation. Why, oh why, would we rather say 'Auntie Flo' than 'period'? Why, in the 21st century, are periods still seen as icky? Why are we still so ignorant about such a fundamental bodily process? Now, in Period., Emma draws on female experiences that will make you laugh, weep (and, most probably, squirm), in a fierce and funny rallying cry to smash this ridiculous taboo once and for all. Because it's about bloody time. Period.

Give Birth Like a Feminist - Your Body. Your Baby. Your Choices. (Paperback): Milli Hill Give Birth Like a Feminist - Your Body. Your Baby. Your Choices. (Paperback)
Milli Hill 1
R430 R312 Discovery Miles 3 120 Save R118 (27%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

As featured on BBC Radio 2 and BBC Radio 5 Live Selected as one of the Independent's 10 best pregnancy books for expectant parents Birth is a feminist issue. It's the feminist issue nobody's talking about. For too long women have been told, 'a healthy baby is all that matters'. This book dares to say women matter too. Finally blasting the feminist spotlight into the labour ward, Milli Hill encourages women everywhere to stand and deliver, insisting that birth is no longer left off the list in discussions about female power, control and agency. From the importance of birth plans to your human rights in childbirth, and including birth stories from women across the world, this call-to-arms will help you find your voice, take an active role in your choices, and change the way you think about childbirth. Praise for Give Birth Like a Feminist 'I feel so lucky to have read Milli's book while pregnant, she completely changed my way of looking at giving birth' Ella Mills, author of Deliciously Ella

Because We Are Bad - OCD and a Girl Lost in Thought (Paperback): Lily Bailey Because We Are Bad - OCD and a Girl Lost in Thought (Paperback)
Lily Bailey 1
R227 R153 Discovery Miles 1 530 Save R74 (33%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A dazzling memoir of obsession 'Extremely compelling' - The Guardian 'Searing... funny, eloquent and honest' - Psychologies 'Remarkable... I hope this book finds a wide readership' - Washington Post As a child, Lily Bailey knew she was bad. By the age of 13, she had killed someone with a thought, spread untold disease, and spied upon her classmates. Only by performing a series of secret routines could she correct her wrongdoing. But it was never enough. She had a severe case of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and it came with a bizarre twist. This true story lights up the mind like Mark Haddon or Matt Haig. Anyone who wants to know about OCD, and how to fight back, should read this book. Reviews Model and journalist Bailey offers an authentic and stunning account of her struggle with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder in this beautifully-rendered memoir. (Publishers Weekly) I laughed, I cried. I could not put this book down. Intensely moving with flashes of black humour, Because We Are Bad is the compelling account of one young woman's experience of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. (Rosanna Greenstreet, freelance journalist) Often as chilling as Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar, but also full of so much inner and external turbulence that it reminded me at times of The Bourne Identity and Memento. Because We Are Bad is an intense heart-rending roller coaster of a book. (Will Black, HuffPost UK) A harrowingly honest memoir of profound psychological struggle. In her courageous book, the author offers compelling insight into the pain and destructive power of OCD as well as the resilience of a young woman determined to beat the odds. (Kirkus Reviews) A fascinating read. It's brilliantly written; I felt inside your head (Ray D'Arcy Show, RTE Radio 1) Because We Are Bad is an emotional, challenging read. Lily takes us deep into the heart of the illness but she is also a deft writer, and even the darkest moments are peppered with wit and wry observations. (James Lloyd, OCD-UK) Remarkable... She writes with literary poise and a gift for mordant observation and self-deprecating humor that belie her youth. I hope this book finds a wide readership. It will offer solace to OCD sufferers who will understand that they are not alone and who might gain hope of remission; for other readers, it will provide a harrowing sense of what many OCD sufferers have to endure just to get through the day. (Scott Stossel, Washington Post) It's a fascinating read... Buy the book! Buy the book! (Jo Good, BBC Radio London)

The Gynae Geek - Your No-Nonsense Guide to 'Down There' Healthcare (Paperback): Dr Anita Mitra The Gynae Geek - Your No-Nonsense Guide to 'Down There' Healthcare (Paperback)
Dr Anita Mitra 1
R422 R303 Discovery Miles 3 030 Save R119 (28%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Information is everywhere and yet many women still don't truly understand how our bodies work and specifically, how our lower genital tract works. Dr Anita Mitra, AKA The Gynae Geek, believes that we can only be empowered about our health when we have accurate information. This book will be that source. This book takes you from your first period to the onset of menopause and explains everything along the way. From straightforward information about whether the pill is safe, which diet is best for PCOS, what an abnormal smear actually means, if heavy periods are a sign of cancer, right through to extraordinary tales from the Clinic. This straight to the heart, sharp shooting guide will become the go-to reference book for all young women seeking answers about reproductive health as well as a way to dispel the swathe of misinformation that's out there. Dr Anita Mitra shares her personal experiences with stress and anxiety and her learnings about how the gynaecological health of women can be influenced by lifestyle choices.

The Longevity Book - Live Stronger. Live Better. the Art of Ageing Well. (Paperback): Cameron Diaz The Longevity Book - Live Stronger. Live Better. the Art of Ageing Well. (Paperback)
Cameron Diaz 1
R588 R374 Discovery Miles 3 740 Save R214 (36%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

From Cameron Diaz, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Body Book, comes a fresh, personal, and authoritative examination of the art and science of growing older and a roadmap for abundant health and resilience as we age.

When Cameron Diaz wrote The Body Book, she was on a mission to help educate young women about how their bodies function, empowering them to make better-informed choices about their health instead of heeding the advice of the latest headline or trend. So she interviewed doctors, scientists, nutritionists and a host of other experts, and then shared what she’d learned with young women everywhere in a comprehensive volume hailed as ‘smart’, ‘brimming with science’ and ‘the real deal’.

Once again Cameron Diaz is on a mission. But this time, she’s starting a conversation with her peers on a topic that is virtually taboo in our society: the ageing female body. In The Longevity Book, she will share everything she’s learned about the ageing process from top medical experts and researchers, as well as her own thoughts, opinions, and experiences on a topic that is as essential to our health as it is emotionally charged and culturally neglected.

The Longevity Book will explore what history, biology, neuroscience and the women’s health movement can teach us about maintaining optimal health as we transition from our thirties to midlife. From how growing older impacts various bodily systems to the biological differences in the way ageing effects men and women; the latest science on telomeres and slowing the rate of cognitive decline to how meditation heals us and why love, friendship and laughter matter for health.

The Longevity Book will offer an all-encompassing, holistic look at how the female body ages – and what we can all do to age better. Cameron offers women a compassionate, informative and intimate tour through the next volume of life.

Healing PCOS (Paperback, Epub Edition): Amy Medling Healing PCOS (Paperback, Epub Edition)
Amy Medling
R424 R305 Discovery Miles 3 050 Save R119 (28%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

From certified health coach and founder of PCOS Diva, a large online PCOS community, a proven 21-day diet and lifestyle plan to help women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) take back control of their health and resolve their symptoms. PCOS is one of the most common hormonal disorders in women, affecting 1 in 5 of women in the UK or roughly 3.5 million. It is the most common cause of female infertility and symptoms such as weight loss resistance, acne, mood swings, abnormal hair loss or growth, irregular menstrual cycles, and more. Women are often misdiagnosed and treated with "Band-Aid" pharmaceuticals that mask the root causes and introduce a slew of side effects. There is no magic pill or a onetime fix-all solution, but Healing PCOS shows women how to control their symptoms naturally with an anti-inflammatory and hormone-balancing diet, daily movement, and stress-reducing self-care. Grounded in the latest medical research and everything Amy has learned through her own journey with PCOS-and everything her fans love about her programs-Healing PCOS offers women small, manageable steps that help reduce their symptoms and tame the three underlying factors of PCOS: inflammation, hormonal imbalance, and insulin resistance. This program is a complete guide for those recently diagnosed and a revolutionary call-to-action for those who have struggled with PCOS for years, including: * A 21-day anti-inflammatory, hormone-balancing and gluten-free meal plan, including meal prep and plan-ahead tips to make eating this way simple and fast * 85 delicious recipes (half are original to the book) * Daily self-care, including meditation and journaling prompts Amy Medling has helped hundreds of thousands of women with PCOS take back control of their health and their lives through lasting, healing, and sustainable lifestyle change. Now, with Healing PCOS, she brings her innovative program to a wider audience.

Breasts - An Owner's Manual: Every Woman's Guide to Reducing Cancer Risk, Making Treatment Choices and Optimising... Breasts - An Owner's Manual: Every Woman's Guide to Reducing Cancer Risk, Making Treatment Choices and Optimising Outcomes (Paperback, Epub Edition)
Kristi Funk 1
R489 R310 Discovery Miles 3 100 Save R179 (37%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A revolutionary and definitive new approach to preventing breast cancer, from Board-certified world authority on breast health Dr. Kristi Funk, co-founder of the renowned Pink Lotus Breast Centre, and surgeon to Angelina Jolie and Sheryl Crow. Breasts: An Owner's Manual is a straight-talking, myth and misconception-busting, strategy-filled guide to breast health. Sharing the latest on lifestyle choices that impact your risk factor including food, supplements, hormones and exercise, Dr. Funk demonstrates that you are so much more in control of whether or not you get breast cancer than you could ever dare to think. In fact, unless you carry a genetic mutation associated with breast cancer, the choices you make in your-day-to-day life trumps genetics and family history when it comes to breast cancer risk, every time. Including a unique long-term risk reduction plan for every woman based on her needs, as well as the latest on diagnosis and treatment for women living with and surviving breast cancer, and with a heartfelt Foreword from longtime patient Sheryl Crow, this is a book with a life-saving message for the 1 in 8 women, at the time of writing, who are set to be diagnosed in their lifetime.

Untamed (Paperback): Glennon Doyle Untamed (Paperback)
Glennon Doyle 2
R423 R346 Discovery Miles 3 460 Save R77 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

‘Untamed will liberate women - emotionally, spiritually, and physically. It is phenomenal.’ (Elizabeth Gilbert, author of City of Girls and Eat Pray Love)

Who were you before the world told you who to be?

Part inspiration, part memoir, Untamed explores the joy and peace we discover when we stop striving to meet the expectations of the world, and instead dare to listen to and trust in the voice deep inside us. From the beloved New York Times bestselling author, speaker and activist Glennon Doyle.

For many years, Glennon Doyle denied her discontent. Then, while speaking at a conference, she looked at a woman across the room and fell instantly in love. Three words flooded her mind: There. She. Is. At first, Glennon assumed these words came to her from on high but soon she realised they had come to her from within. This was the voice she had buried beneath decades of numbing addictions and social conditioning. Glennon decided to let go of the world’s expectations of her and reclaim her true untamed self.

Soulful and uproarious, forceful and tender, Untamed is both an intimate memoir and a galvanising wake-up call. It is the story of how one woman learned that a responsible mother is not one who slowly dies for her children, but one who shows them how to fully live. It is also the story of how each of us can begin to trust ourselves enough to set boundaries, make peace with our bodies, honour our anger and heartbreak, and unleash our truest, wildest instincts.

Untamed shows us how to be brave. And, as Glennon insists, 'The braver we are, the luckier we get.'

A Midlife Cyclist - My two-wheel journey to heal a broken mind and find joy (Paperback): Rachel Cullen A Midlife Cyclist - My two-wheel journey to heal a broken mind and find joy (Paperback)
Rachel Cullen 1
R366 R299 Discovery Miles 2 990 Save R67 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

'Inspiring... proves anything is possible if you just believe and give it a go' Sun 'Masses of heart... frank and funny' Melanie Sykes 'Gritty and glorious' Ruth Field 'Thrillingly honest and hopeful' Jools Walker ***************************************** Rachel is a cyclist. But she was never meant to be. After gaining mental strength and healing through running, she thought she was free. Her depression alleviated, she came off antidepressants, winning races and collecting medals at marathons. But when an injury stopped the only thing helping to quiet the voices in her brain, Rachel found out what she is truly made of. As body dysmorphia began to grip her in earnest, she knew she had to find a different way to kick her mental health demons for the sake of her sanity. So, she went down to her cellar, heaved out her old bike, and started pedalling. Like her life depended on it. A Midlife Cyclist is a tale of two wheels, across the Yorkshire Dales, Vietnam, Costa Rica and beyond, and a rider in search of peace. Includes exclusive Q&A with Jools Walker, aka Lady Velo ***************************************** Praise for Running For My Life: 'Heartwarming' Jo Pavey 'Brave and inspiring' Ruth Field 'I love Running For My Life' Louise Minchin

Breast Cancer - Taking Control (Paperback): John Boyages Breast Cancer - Taking Control (Paperback)
John Boyages
R530 R359 Discovery Miles 3 590 Save R171 (32%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Breast Cancer: Taking Control ia a unique, easy-to-read, three-part book for patients with breast cancer. Written by an international expert who has treated thousands of patients, the book empowers women and their families who are faced with a diagnosis of breast cancer. In full color and plain English, and using the familiar image of a garden, renowned Australian breast cancer specialist Professor John Boyages, MD, PhD, walks you slowly through the stress and confusion of diagnosis, treatment, and life after breast cancer. In Breast Cancer: Taking Control, John Boyages provides you with the right tools, directions, and equipment to let you take control, maximize your survival, and find your path to recovery.

A Mind of Your Own - The Truth About Depression and How Women Can Heal Their Bodies to Reclaim Their Lives (Paperback): Kelly... A Mind of Your Own - The Truth About Depression and How Women Can Heal Their Bodies to Reclaim Their Lives (Paperback)
Kelly Brogan 1
R371 R271 Discovery Miles 2 710 Save R100 (27%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Depression is one of the UK's leading causes of disability. One in four women in their 40s are prescribed antidepressant drugs BUT depression is a sign of malfunction of the body - not in the brain and it can be treated with simple lifestyle interventions. The UK's mental well-being is in a state of crisis - psychiatric drugs are overprescribed and the causes of depression and anxiety oversimplified as a genetic and brain malfunction. This book debunks the myths and sets out a natural cure for depression, proving that low serotonin levels are not the primary cause of depression, but that inflammation is the root cause and this can be treated by way of lifestyle changes. The book explores the truth about depression, including the latest science and how our genes express themselves through the food choices we make, as well as Dr Brogan's four-week plan with menus. Written in a lively style and laced with compelling scientific proof, this groundbreaking book proves that symptoms of depression are often markers of an underlying problem originating outside the brain which can be effectively treated without pharmaceuticals.

The Hot Topic - Thoughts on the M*N*P**Se (Paperback): Christa D'Souza The Hot Topic - Thoughts on the M*N*P**Se (Paperback)
Christa D'Souza 1
R253 R221 Discovery Miles 2 210 Save R32 (13%) In stock

There has never been a better time to be a menopausal woman. Technology is such that 60 really is the new 40 (or even 35)...But, for Christa D'Souza, some nagging questions remain...What is the point of us now that we are officially biologically irrelevant? Are hormones safe, even if you've had cancer? Is there a cut-off point for plaits? In this fabulously confessional romp through the menopause, D'Souza tells us what it was like for her, and what it will be like for you. She meets a bunch of menopausal nuns in San Francisco, goes hunter-gathering with the Hadza tribe in Tanzania, interviews experts around the world to get the latest science...and discovers along the way some surprising silver linings to this key milestone of maturity. The Hot Topic is a treat of a book - liberating, empowering and unexpectedly moving in its truth-telling.

Bare - A 7-Week Program to Transform Your Body, Get More Energy, Feel Amazing, and Become the Bravest, Most Unstoppable Version... Bare - A 7-Week Program to Transform Your Body, Get More Energy, Feel Amazing, and Become the Bravest, Most Unstoppable Version of You (MP3 format, CD)
Susan Hyatt; Narrated by Susan Hyatt
R665 R516 Discovery Miles 5 160 Save R149 (22%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Women Don't Owe You Pretty (Hardcover): Florence Given Women Don't Owe You Pretty (Hardcover)
Florence Given 1
R310 R209 Discovery Miles 2 090 Save R101 (33%) Pre-order

Women Don't Owe You Pretty will tell you to... love sex, hate sexism, protect your goddamn energy, life is short, dump them, and that you owe men nothing, least of all pretty.

Florence's debut book will explore all progressive corners of the feminist conversation; from insecurity projection and refusing to find comfort in other women's flaws, to deciding whether to date or dump them, all the way through to unpacking the male gaze and how it shapes our identity.

Women Don't Owe You Pretty is an accessible leap into feminism, for people at all stages of their journey who are seeking to reshape and transform the way they view themselves. In a world that tells women we're either not enough or too much, it's time we stop directing our anger and insecurities onto ourselves, and start fighting back to reshape the toxic structures of our patriarchal society.

Florence's book will help you to tackle and challenge the limiting narrative you have been bombarded with your whole life, and determine feminism on your own terms.

Side Effect: Skinny - Denise Austin's Fat-Blast Diet (Hardcover): Denise Austin Side Effect: Skinny - Denise Austin's Fat-Blast Diet (Hardcover)
Denise Austin
R613 R489 Discovery Miles 4 890 Save R124 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

It's a common sentiment among all women: we want to be fit, we want to get healthy, and we want to have more energy to live our busy, beautiful lives
Denise Austin, the internationally-renowned fitness guru, understands women's wants, needs, and the hurdles that they face. A culmination of Austin's decades of research and experience she focuses on getting real-life women to look and feel their very best, "Side Effect: Skinny" introduces easy-to-implement weight loss solutions and simple yet powerful methods that encourage women of all ages to stay fit. She's redefining "skinny" and showing you that you don't need to be rail-thin to look gorgeous and live healthier.
Possessing straightforward, real-life health tips, meal plans and fitness solutions, "Side Effect: Skinny "reveals:
- The Top "Side Effect: Skinny "Foods: Austin shares her top picks for nutrient-dense foods that actually look like the part of the body they help Visualize to melt away the pounds and boost health inside and out with foods like juicy red tomatoes (great for the heart ) and crunchy almonds (perfect for strong nails )
- How to Jump Start Weight Loss: With Austin's custom meal plans, it's possible to safely and easily jump start weight loss - even to lose up to 10 lbs. in the first 3 weeks
- Favorite Recipes and Fat-Blasting Workout Plans: All of the homework is done for you as Austin reveals must-know weight loss tips and tricks, great shopping lists, and exciting exercises, like interval training and 7-Minute Slimmer plans ... plus her all-time favorite recipes that she enjoys with her own family
- How to Stay Forever Fit: Austin provides a useful lifestyle guide revealing how to eat to be forever "skinny," so that you're always taken care of.
- Solutions for On-the-Go, Busy Women: No place is off limits for losing weight - Austin reveals how to burn extra calories whether you're in the car, kitchen, or office, to whittle the middle and tone the muscles from head to toe.
At last, Denise shows you how easy it can be to get healthy and feel more energetic ... with the happy side effect of getting thin

Because We Are Bad - OCD and a Girl Lost in Thought (Hardcover): Lily Bailey Because We Are Bad - OCD and a Girl Lost in Thought (Hardcover)
Lily Bailey
R426 R278 Discovery Miles 2 780 Save R148 (35%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A dazzling memoir of obsession 'Extremely compelling' - The Guardian 'Searing... funny, eloquent and honest' - Psychologies 'Remarkable... I hope this book finds a wide readership' - Washington Post As a child, Lily Bailey knew she was bad. By the age of 13, she had killed someone with a thought, spread untold disease, and spied upon her classmates. Only by performing a series of secret routines could she correct her wrongdoing. But it was never enough. She had a severe case of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and it came with a bizarre twist. This true story lights up the mind like Mark Haddon or Matt Haig. Anyone who wants to know about OCD, and how to fight back, should read this book. Reviews Model and journalist Bailey offers an authentic and stunning account of her struggle with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder in this beautifully-rendered memoir. (Publishers Weekly) I laughed, I cried. I could not put this book down. Intensely moving with flashes of black humour, Because We Are Bad is the compelling account of one young woman's experience of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. (Rosanna Greenstreet, freelance journalist) Often as chilling as Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar, but also full of so much inner and external turbulence that it reminded me at times of The Bourne Identity and Memento. Because We Are Bad is an intense heart-rending roller coaster of a book. (Will Black, HuffPost UK) A harrowingly honest memoir of profound psychological struggle. In her courageous book, the author offers compelling insight into the pain and destructive power of OCD as well as the resilience of a young woman determined to beat the odds. (Kirkus Reviews) A fascinating read. It's brilliantly written; I felt inside your head (Ray D'Arcy Show, RTE Radio 1) Because We Are Bad is an emotional, challenging read. Lily takes us deep into the heart of the illness but she is also a deft writer, and even the darkest moments are peppered with wit and wry observations. (James Lloyd, OCD-UK) Remarkable... She writes with literary poise and a gift for mordant observation and self-deprecating humor that belie her youth. I hope this book finds a wide readership. It will offer solace to OCD sufferers who will understand that they are not alone and who might gain hope of remission; for other readers, it will provide a harrowing sense of what many OCD sufferers have to endure just to get through the day. (Scott Stossel, Washington Post) It's a fascinating read... Buy the book! Buy the book! (Jo Good, BBC Radio London)

The Hormone Fix - The natural way to balance your hormones, burn fat and alleviate the symptoms of the perimenopause, the... The Hormone Fix - The natural way to balance your hormones, burn fat and alleviate the symptoms of the perimenopause, the menopause and beyond (Paperback)
Anna Cabeca 2
R485 R413 Discovery Miles 4 130 Save R72 (15%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

'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?

15-Minute Pilates - Four 15-Minute Workouts for Strength, Stretch, and Control (Paperback): Alycea Ungaro 15-Minute Pilates - Four 15-Minute Workouts for Strength, Stretch, and Control (Paperback)
Alycea Ungaro 1
R120 R95 Discovery Miles 950 Save R25 (21%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Give this book 15 minutes of your day and let Pilates improve your posture and give you a stronger, more flexible body. Do you wish you could practise Pilates more often but can't find the time? This book is the answer: these four 15-minute programmes offer the flexibility and ease of use that busy lifestyles demand. At home, with just a mat and some weights, build these 15-minute routines into your week to become stronger and more toned. Clear step-by-step photographs paired with easy-to-follow instructions explain exactly what to do in each move, targeted "feel it here" graphics help you to understand which part of your body to focus on, and at-a-glance reminders at the end of each 15-minute programme show all the poses in sequence. 15 Minute Pilates will inspire you to make Pilates part of your weekly routine, so you soon reap the benefits of enhanced health and wellness.

Probably Benign - A Devastating Diagnosis, a 500-Mile Journey, and a Quest to Advance the Next Generation of Breast Cancer... Probably Benign - A Devastating Diagnosis, a 500-Mile Journey, and a Quest to Advance the Next Generation of Breast Cancer Screening (Paperback)
Leslie Ferris Yerger, Stephen Copeland
R383 R308 Discovery Miles 3 080 Save R75 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
ME & MY MENOPAUSAL VAGINA - Living with Vaginal Atrophy (Paperback): Jane Lewis ME & MY MENOPAUSAL VAGINA - Living with Vaginal Atrophy (Paperback)
Jane Lewis; Created by Lewis; Illustrated by studiostunner.com
R280 R228 Discovery Miles 2 280 Save R52 (19%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

One women's journey of menopause and vaginal atrophy. Written in collaboration with her daughter in a `tongue in cheek' way to help break taboos of vaginal atrophy. This book is informative, serious, tear-jerking and guaranteed to make you laugh. Through this book you'll learn the hidden secrets of menopause aimed to help you during your own experiences, informing women, men and health professionals of all ages. "An amazing piece of work. It made me smile and cry at the same time and really feel every woman on the planet needs to read it" - Dr Louise Newson. "If you have a vagina, know or love somebody with a vagina, you need to read this." Diane Danzebrink, The Menopause Counsellor "This extraordinary, outstanding book is refreshingly candid and one of a kind. It is the sort of book you will buy extra copies of, to give to your daughters, your sisters and your friends." Julie Bennett, Educational Author "I love the book and already have patients and friends in mind that I can recommend it to." Fiona Mitchell, Women's Health Physiotherapist "I would recommend it to everyone." Amanda Tozer, Consultant Gynaecologist "Absolutely love it! Such an honest and informative read, smashing the taboo surrounding the conversation about our vaginas." Sam Evans, Sexual Health Expert

Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom - The Complete Guide To Women's Health And Wellbeing (Paperback, Rev ed):... Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom - The Complete Guide To Women's Health And Wellbeing (Paperback, Rev ed)
Christiane Northrup 2
R756 R631 Discovery Miles 6 310 Save R125 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Dr Christiane Northrup's vision of mind-body wellness has received an extraordinary response from women all over the world. A massive international bestseller, Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom powerfully demonstrates that when women change the basic conditions of their lives that lead to health problems, they heal faster, more completely, and with far fewer medical interventions. This groundbreaking book offers the most up-to-date information available on every aspect of women's health. Dr Northrup explains the workings of the female body in an accessible and intimate way and guides you through a comprehensive list of women's conditions and concerns, from fibroids and menstruation to pregnancy, hysterectomy and the menopause. She also shows you how to heal yourself by listening to your body's own wisdom or intuition. Filled with dramatic case histories, it is contemporary medicine at its best, combining new technologies with natural remedies and the body's own miraculous healing powers.

The Girls of Slender Means (Hardcover, Centenary Edition): Muriel Spark The Girls of Slender Means (Hardcover, Centenary Edition)
Muriel Spark; Introduction by Rosemary Goring; Series edited by Alan Taylor 1
R283 R215 Discovery Miles 2 150 Save R68 (24%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

London, 1945. The girls of slender means are the residents of the May of Teck Club, a genteel yet rather shabby boarding house established for the `social protection of ladies of slender means below the age of thirty years'. The novel concerns their everyday affairs over a period of a few weeks before a shocking event transforms their lives. This is one of the 22 novels written by Muriel Spark in her lifetime. All are being published by Polygon in hardback Centenary Editions between November 2017 and September 2018.

Understanding Abortion (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): Mary Pipes, Women's Health Understanding Abortion (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
Mary Pipes, Women's Health
R274 Discovery Miles 2 740 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In Understanding Abortion, May Pipes and Women's Health provide a clear and comprehensive guide to the factors to consider when thinking about a termination; what happens during an abortion; and the medical and legal issues. They include interviews with a wide range of women who have terminated their pregnancies, speaking out in their own words about their decisions and feelings; and they explore the political contents of abortion. A detailed resource section provides information about contraception, pregnancy testing, counselling, abortion charities and campaign groups. This accessible and practical book is written for any woman who is considering an abortion, or who has had a termination and wants more information and support, as well as for health and social workers and abortion counsellors.

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