In 2012, Dr Michael Mosley started a health revolution with The 5:2 Fast Diet
, telling the world about the incredible power of intermittent fasting.
In this book, he brings together all the latest science - including the new approach of Time Restricted Eating - to create an easy-to-follow programme.
Recent studies have shown that 800 calories is the magic number when it comes to successful dieting - it's an amount high enough to be manageable, but low enough to speed weight loss and trigger a range of desirable metabolic changes.
Depending on your goals, you can choose how intensively you want to do the programme: how many 800-calorie days to include each week, and how to adjust these as you progress.
Along with delicious, low-carb recipes and menu plans by Dr Clare Bailey, The Fast 800
offers a flexible way to help you lose weight, improve mood and reduce blood pressure, inflammation and blood sugars.
Take your future health into your own hands.
"I lost 16kg in the first 8 weeks, then another 6kg. I've never been healthier." - Denise, 51
A serial candidate for election to state and federal parliaments for nearly 50 years, Peter Breen looks back on a political career which was sometimes controversial but never dull. He was a member of both major parties and numerous minor parties representing most points of the political compass.
Between bouts of his political illness, Peter wrote a few books, practised law (‘writing that pays the bills’) and worked as an adviser to crossbench senators in the Australian Parliament. His memoir is a rare insight into what happens behind the scenes in a representative democracy where the gene pool for the major parties is shrinking while minor parties receive more votes, more influence and more than their fair share of chaos and discombobulation.
Candidates Disease argues that the increased share of the primary vote for minor parties in Australia is not reflected in additional seats in parliament, particularly since changes to the voting system in 2016 which effectively introduced a hybrid form of optional preferential voting in the Senate.
In the six years she's been in public life Christine Forster has stepped out of the shadow of a famous brother and emerged as a local councillor with a national voice. This collection of previously published articles and key speeches from Christine Forster spans those six years starting with her pre selection speech for the City of Sydney council in September 2012 up to her 2018 opinion pieces published in the Sydney Morning Herald.
While the national same-sex marriage debate heated up in 2017, culminating in the postal plebiscite and the law legalising same-sex marriage being passed in Parliament, Christine has been an advocate for gay rights and same-sex marriage for many years. Her articles, with headlines such as, All you need is love and the law to let same-sex marriages happen, speak from experience and cover many years of her personal and professional exploration of love, marriage and civil rights. Christine's passion for Sydney and its people is also expressed in this selection of pieces that address the issues and politicians she's faced at a local government level.
Christine's belief that local government must respect and listen to its constituents to help the community thrive and propser shines in this collection that prove she is engaged and paying attention.
Why are we all getting fatter? Why are some people hungrier than others? Why, despite all of the latest advice, is obesity on the rise? And why don't diets work?
In an age of misinformation and pseudo-science, the world is getting fatter and the diet makers are getting richer. So how do we break this cycle that's literally killing us all?
Drawing on the very latest science, and his own genetic research at Cambridge University, Dr. Giles Yeo has written the seminal 'anti-diet' diet book. Exploring the history of our food, debunking marketing nonsense, detoxifying diet advice and confronting the advocates of clean eating, Giles translates his pioneering research into an engaging, must-read study of the human appetite.
In a post-truth world, GENE EATING cuts straight to the data-driven facts. Only by understanding the physiology of our bodies, their hormonal functions and their caloric needs can we overcome the misinformation of modern dieting trends, empower us to make better decisions, and achieve healthy relationships with food, our bodies and our weight.
Inspiring and revelatory, filled with lively anecdotes and fascinating detail, GENE EATING is an urgent and essential book that will change the way we eat.
A comprehensive, light-hearted resource for the hypochondriac in all of us, from two Columbia University cardiologists who review dozens of symptoms and offer advice on when to chill out, make a doctor's appointment, or go to the hospital.
Cardiologists at Columbia University Medical Center, Christopher Kelly, MD, and Marc Eisenberg, MD, FACC, are both highly accomplished physicians and health experts. Though they treat people of all ages with diverse health concerns, the one question most patients really want to know is, Am I dying!
Most new symptoms turn out to be minor. Most likely, that stuffy nose isn't a sign of cancer. But sometimes a headache isn't just a temporary nuisance; it could be a sign of a serious condition. None of us wants to ignore a problem that could harm our health or even cause death. Though the internet offers a wealth of data, it can also be a source of harmful misinformation. So if you have a new symptom, how worried should you be In Am I Dying!, Dr. Kelly and Dr. Eisenberg walk you through the most common symptoms - from back pain, bloating, chest pain, constipation, and forgetfulness to fatigue, rashes, shortness of breath, and weakness - and provide helpful, conversational guidance on what to do. Organized in a humorous, easy-to-access format and packed with practical information and expert advice, Am I Dying! is an essential resource every household needs.
Dr Jeremy Brown, a veteran ER doctor, explores the troubling, terrifying, and complex history of the flu virus, from the surprising origins of the 1918 flu that killed millions, to vexing questions such as - are we prepared for the next epidemic, should you get a flu shot, and how close are we to finding a cure?
While influenza is now often thought of as a mild disease, it kills thousands of Australians each year. Dr Jeremy Brown, currently Director of Emergency Care Research at the National Institutes of Health, expounds on the flu's deadly past to solve the mysteries that could protect us from the next outbreak.
In Influenza, he talks with leading epidemiologists, policy makers, and the researcher who first sequenced the genetic building blocks of the virus to offer both a comprehensive history and a roadmap for understanding what's to come. Dr Brown digs into the discovery and resurrection of the flu virus in the victims of the 1918 epidemic exhumed from the tundra, as well as the bizarre remedies that once treated the disease, such as fatal doses of aspirin and blood-letting. Influenza also breaks down the current dialogue surrounding the disease, explaining the controversy over vaccinations, antiviral drugs such as Tamiflu, and the federal government?s role in preparing for a pandemic. Dr Brown warns that many of the most vital questions about the flu virus continue to confound even the leading experts.
Influenza is an enlightening and unnerving look at a shapeshifting deadly virus that has been around since long before people and will most likely be with us for a long time to come.
After years of failed diets, Dr Nadja Hermann weighed 150 kg at the age of 30. All her life, she had heard and read about hundreds of reasons why diets wouldn?t work for her. But when her weight started to seriously affect her health, she took a hard look at the science and realised that most of what she believed about dieting was a myth. What was more, those very myths were preventing her from losing weight.
Forget clean eating, paleo, or fasting - it was conquering these elements of 'Fat Logic? that finally led to Hermann achieving a healthy weight. One and a half years later, she weighed 65 kg, and has maintained that weight to this day. Now, using humour, the insight she?s acquired, and a dose of science, Hermann debunks widespread lies about weight loss, and shows how it is possible to attain a healthy weight.
For decades, scientists have puzzled over one of medicine?s greatest mysteries- why doesn?t our immune system fight cancer the way it does other diseases? The answer is a series of tricks that cancer has developed to turn off normal immune responses - tricks that scientists have only recently discovered, and now are learning to defeat. We are in the midst of a revolution in our understanding of cancer and how to beat it. Groundbreaking, riveting, and expertly told, The Breakthrough is the story of the game-changing and Nobel Prize-winning scientific discoveries that unleash our natural ability to recognise and defeat cancer, as told through the experiences of the patients, physicians, and immunotherapy researchers who are on the front lines. This is the incredible true story of the race to find a cure, and the definitive account of a historic moment in medical science.
This is the must-have book for parents of young people who want to keep their children safe, whole and happy.
Teens and tweens are struggling with social media, relationships, and so much of what modern life is throwing at them. It's impossible for parents to be experts on all the new challenges their children are facing. That's why it's essential to turn to a real expert.
Collett Smart is a psychologist, teacher, lecturer, writer - and a mum of three. She knows that it is crucial for parents to discuss uncomfortable, yet fundamentally important topics with their children - and this book tells parents why and how.
If you're a parent who feels like you just don't know how to talk to your children about some of these difficult topics, this book has all the tools you need. There is invaluable advice on:
* Body safety, body image and objectification * Break-ups, hook-ups and unconditional love * Sex education and pornography * Misogyny and harassment * Manners, empathy and respect Whether you want to prepare your child for the years ahead or you have an issue that needs to be addressed right now, this is the must-have book to help keep your children safe, whole and happy in these challenging times.
The latest no-f**ks-given guide from New York Times bestselling author of the international sensation The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F**k, Get Your Sh*t Together, and You Do You Do you waste time overthinking things you can't do anything about?
Do you freak out when things don't go to plan?
Does anxiety get in the way of you living your best life?
When life hands you a big fat f**king lemon, CALM THE F**K DOWN gives you practical ways to manage the situation, not to mention your anxiety about the situation. One hundred per cent practical and zero percent Pollyanna-ish, this is a book that acknowledges all the bad shit that can and probably will happen to you - from break ups and breakdowns to floods, family feuds and France running out of butter - and shows you what you can realistically do about it so you can get on with your life, stop worrying and wallowing, and start bouncing back.
Think of CALM THE F**K DOWN as the friend who, instead of reassuring you that 'everything's going to be okay,' actually shows you how to make it so.
Get a good education, be successful, get married, have kids and look after your health. This is what we're told will make us happy. But what if these stories are doing more harm than good?
In Happy Ever After, bestselling happiness expert Professor Paul Dolan draws on groundbreaking research and data to bust the common myths about happiness and show that the path to fulfilment is actually far more unexpected than we thought. With straight-talking wisdom, he invites us to reappraise our values, free our minds from the 'narrative traps' of conventional wisdom and write our own version of the good life, based on maximising positive, meaningful experiences that can generate new social benefits - not least greater tolerance for different ways of life.
Happiness isn't what you're told. It's what you do.
'The practical advice in this book is gold dust not only for lonely people, but for those who long to help them.' - Joanna Lumley Loneliness is an epidemic on the rise. It has long been documented that older people suffer from social isolation, but teenagers do too, likewise new parents, those with disability or illness, and anybody going through a significant life change.
As more people work full-time, and we interact via social media rather than face-to-face, we need to stop and ask ourselves: what can we do to ensure all our futures are more connected and socially satisfying?
This book will help to share stories of loneliness to increase our empathy and understanding of it, and to look for possible solutions. Using the research the Jo Cox Commission undertook following the MP's senseless death in 2016, it offers a wealth of practical advice: how to spot the symptoms in yourself and in others; how to ease them; how to seek help and, ultimately, how to understand this most fundamental of human emotions. Its aim is simple: to provide us all with the tools we need to lead kinder, more connected lives.
If you're a fan of Deep Work by Cal Newport, Jordan B. Peterson's 12 Rules for Life or The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson; you will love The End of Procrastination: How to Stop Postponing and Live a Fulfilled Life.
Take control and stop procrastinating: Even with overflowing inboxes, thousands of unread notifications, and unmet deadlines, most people still can't manage to take control of their time and stop procrastinating. The End of Procrastination tackles this ubiquitous problem head on, helping you stop putting off work and enabling you to reclaim your life.
Transfer the knowledge of neuroscience and behavioral economics into practice: Author Petr Ludwig is a science popularizer, entrepreneur, and consultant with the gift of being able to explain crucial and difficult things simply and easily. Adela Schicker is a personal growth consultant and motivational speaker. Petr and Adela are the co-founders of Procrastination.com, which has helped Fortune 500 clients in Europe overcome the habit of putting off tasks and responsibilities. Now, in their book The End of Procrastination, Ludwig and Schicker offer a blueprint for improving your intrinsic motivation, efficiency, and happiness at work and in your personal life.
A science-based toolset: Based on the latest research, The End of Procrastination synthesizes over one hundred scientific studies to create a program that is based on the way our brains actually work. By understanding exactly why procrastination happens and how our brains respond to motivation and self-discipline, the book provides readers with the knowledge to conquer procrastination on an everyday basis.
No one is perfect. But that doesn't stop us from imagining ourselves smarter, funnier, richer, or thinner, and how much happier we would then be.
Love for Imperfect Things, by the bestselling Korean monk, Haemin Sunim, shows how the path to happiness and peace of mind includes not only strong relationships with others, but also letting go of worries about ourselves. Packed with his typical spiritual wisdom, Sunim teaches us to embrace our flaws rather than trying to overcome them, and demonstrates that love has very little to do with perfection. With chapters on self-compassion, relationships, empathy, courage, family, healing, our true nature, and acceptance, as well as beautiful full-colour illustrations, Love for Imperfect Things is a much-needed guide for learning to love ourselves - imperfections and all.
With a little help from a monk, and a neuroscientist, Ruby Wax answers every question you've ever had about- evolution, thoughts, emotions, the body, addictions, relationships, kids, the future and compassion. How to be Human is extremely funny, true and the only manual you'll need to help you upgrade your mind as much as you've upgraded your iPhone.
What do Pokemon Go and Mary Shelley's Frankenstein have in common? Why do some businesses survive, and others fail at the first sign of change? What gives the human brain the edge over computers?
The answer- Elastic Thinking. It's an ability we all possess, and one that we can all learn to hone in order to succeed, at work and in our everyday lives.
Here Mlodinow, whose own flexible thinking has taken him from physics professor to TV scriptwriter and bestselling author, takes us on a revelatory exploration of how elasticity works. He draws on cutting-edge neuroscience to show how, millennia ago, our brains developed an affinity for novelty. He discovers how flexible thinking enabled some of the greatest artists and innovators to create paradigm shifts. He investigates the organisations that have demonstrated an elastic ability to adapt to new technologies. And he shows you how you can test your brain power.
Our immune systems can no longer be taken for granted. Current trends in public healthcare are disturbing: our increased air travel allows newly mutated bacteria and viruses to spread across the globe, antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria outstrip the new drugs that are meant to fight them, deaths due to hospital-acquired infections are increasing, and the childhood vaccinations of our aging population are losing their effectiveness. Now more than ever, our well-being is at a dangerous crossroad.
But there is hope, and the solution lies within ourselves. The Healing Self is the new breakthrough book in self-care by bestselling author and leader in integrative medicine Deepak Chopra and Harvard neuroscientist Rudolph E Tanzi. They argue that the brain possesses its own lymphatic system, meaning it is also tied into the body's general immune system.
Based on this brand new discovery, they offer new ways of increasing the body's immune system by stimulating the brain and our genes, and through this they help us fight off illness and disease. Combined with new facts about the gut microbiome and lifestyle changes, diet and stress reduction, there is no doubt that this ground-breaking work will have an important effect on your immune system.
Think, don't fight.
In today's world we use an out of date thinking system to navigate our way through modern society, especially when it comes to conflicts and disagreements.
Conflicts argues that instead of our age old system of debate we should adopt what de Bono calls a 'design idiom' and use lateral thinking to navigate a feud. If two parties think their argument is best, we should be introducing a third party role. De Bono explains how this concept of triangular thinking and map making is the way forward.
By highlighting how the current system holds us back and offering practical alternatives De Bono paves the way for a fundamental shift in conflict resolution.
New York Times #1 bestselling author Richard Eyre contends that the three things today's society desires most - control, ownership, and independence - are, paradoxically, the very false goals that bring the most discouragement and unhappiness in our lives.
Providing a mind-changing exploration of the inherent problems with our fixation on these three deceivers, Eyre responds with a unique and engaging counterpoint of how to switch to the joy-giving alternatives of serendipity, stewardship and interdependence and thus live a more virdent and abundant life.
Eyre, author of Teaching Your Children Values, The Entitlement Trap, and The Turning, uses his engaging and highly personal style to walk us through a mental paradigm shift that can change our lives. An impactful and illuminating exploration of how what we seek impacts our well-being, The Happiness Paradox is one of the most unique books ever written about our search for lasting joy.
Carl Honore captured the zeitgeist with his international sensation, In Praise of Slow. In Bolder, he introduces us to another rising movement: a revolution in our approach to ageing.
Ageing is inevitable. In this time of longer lifespans, however, we have the potential to age better than ever before. Having travelled the globe to meet the pioneers who are redefining ageing, Carl Honore explores the cultural, medical and technological trends that will help us make the most of our longer lives. He shows us that the time has come to cast off prejudices and blur the lines of what is possible at every age. We can tear up the old script that locks us into learning in early life, working in the middle years and pursuing leisure with whatever time is left at the end. Instead, we can learn, work, rest, care for others, volunteer, create and have fun all the way through our lives.
Bolder is a radical re-think of our approach to everything from education, healthcare and work, to design, relationships and politics. An essential and inspiring read to help all of us make ageing a bonus rather than a burden.
Personality tests. Team-building exercises. Forced Fun. Desktop surveillance. Open-plan offices. Acronyms. Diminishing job security. Hot desking. Pointless perks. Hackathons.
If any of the above sound familiar, welcome to the modern economy. In this hilarious, but deadly serious book, bestselling author Dan Lyons looks at how the world of work has slowly morphed from one of unions and steady career progression to a dystopia made of bean bags and unpaid internships. And that's the 'good' jobs...
With the same wit that made Disrupted an international bestseller, Lyons shows how the hypocrisy of Silicon Valley has now been exported globally to a job near you. Even low-grade employees are now expected to view their jobs with a cult-like fervour, despite diminishing prospects of promotion. From the gig economy to the new digital oligarchs, Lyons deliciously roasts the new work climate, while asking what can be done to recoup some sanity and dignity for the expanding class of middle-class serfs.
What are the biggest obstacles to sticking to a workout plan? You don’t have enough time? It costs too much? You don’t have enough equipment? You don’t know how to get the results you want? Now you can set those excuses aside.
Smarter Workouts: The Science of Exercise Made Simple gives you the solution you need with efficient and effective workout programs that use only one piece of equipment. You can work out in a short period of time without spending a lot of money on expensive equipment or gym memberships - all while targeting your personal goals.
Exercise doesn’t have to be difficult to figure out. In Smarter Workouts, fitness expert Pete McCall explains the effects of exercise on your body so you can identify what will work best for you. He gives you access to fat-burning workouts that help you work smarter to produce real results. First, choose your target: improving mobility for better balance and coordination, amping up your metabolism with sweat-inducing conditioning work, or strengthening your core for better functional movement. Then select one of seven equipment options to perform your workout:
• Medicine ball
• Stability ball
• Resistance band
Armed with a variety of exercises and organized plans, you’ll flow quickly through your workouts, saving precious time and experiencing real results. Put an end to your frustration and let Smarter Workouts be your go-to guide for smart, effective workouts.
Always Hungry? will be both a relief and a revelation to many who struggle with weight. We're not getting fat because we're overeating; we're overeating because we're getting fat. In other words, what makes us constantly hungry, overweight, and undernourished is not a lack of will power, but a biological reaction to our present-day diet and lifestyle.
Our fat cells are hoarding the nutrients from the food we eat instead of releasing them into the bloodstream to be used, triggering a starvation response that sets us up for failure: if we eat more, we'll gain weight; if we eat less, we'll slow our metabolism down and (again) gain weight. HELP!
Always Hungry? shows us how to break out of this cycle that is keeping us overweight. It helps us to:
* re-programme our fat cells
* tame humger
* boost our metabolism
* lose weight
In a clear, compassionate, and authoritative voice, Dr Ludwig debunks the calorie myth that losing weight is simply a matter of eating less. He explains the science and the research behind our epidemic of overweightness and presents a detailed, highly structured plan to help us conquer the cravings.
Breathing comes naturally to everyone - right? No: not right. Thanks to a range of life, work and environment factors, many of us don't breathe properly - and it is having a major impact on our health and wellbeing.
Your breathing affects your health, and it is also affected by what's going on in your life. Regardless of the cause, improving your breathing can bring relief, sometimes even within days. This is especially true for those living with stress, anxiety and panic, as incorrect breathing can cause and contribute to these disorders.
This practical book by registered nurse and breathing retraining expert Mary Birch contains a week-by-week, step-by step-program to retrain the breathing pattern, as well as guidelines on lifestyle, exercise, food and nutrition. It also contains stories of people who have positively transformed their lives by learning to breathe properly.
Part 1 provides an explanation of the link between overbreathing and stress, anxiety and panic symptoms. Part 2 contains a four-week program with weekly guidelines to help people experiencing these issues to improve their breathing pattern and gain long-term relief.
Join Dr Nat Kringoudis in this eye-opening book as she tells you everything your PDHPE teacher never did about how hormones affect sexuality, physical health and appearance and mental wellbeing. She will show you how to make your hormones happier than a Pharrell Williams song (and change your life in the process).
Your body is talking ... It's time to listen!
Feeling empowered and comfortable in your skin, understanding how hormone health affects your physical and emotional health, making good choices in your sexual relationships, and looking and feeling good - all this is possible with Dr Nat Kringoudis at your side. Let's face it, as young women we aren't necessarily taught everything we need to know about managing our hormones, our fertility and our sexual health; even our friends don't always share with us their anxieties about their bodies, or their emotional and sexual wellbeing. In Beautiful You, doctor of Chinese medicine, fertility queen and hormone health guru Nat Kringoudis will open the discussion on understanding your own body, balancing hormones and sexual empowerment.
Through her clinical practice and her online resource, the Pagoda Tree, and her powerful fusion of Western and Chinese medicine, Nat has helped thousands of women change the way they think about their health, and so transform their lives: now you too can learn how to make your hormones happier than a Pharrell Williams song!
Is obsessing about food making you miserable and anxious? Are you an emotional eater? A binge eater? Do you have a mental list of 'bad' foods? Have you been on a diet for as long as you can remember? When you lose weight, do you always put it back on? Do you go to bed feeling guilty, promising 'tomorrow will be different'? Are you in control of every part of your life, except food? In just seven chapters of straight-talking, friendly advice, Lyndi Cohen shares the tools to heal your relationship with food and release you from fixating on your size, even if you've been dieting for years. Learn how to listen to your hunger and calm your mind.
Lyndi is one of Australia's most popular dietitians, known as The Nude Nutritionist of Channel 9's TODAY show. She started dieting as a young teenager, unhappy with her growing body, and gave up in misery, having steadily gained weight for more than a decade. Almost by accident she become a mindful and intuitive eater, and along the way she gently lost 20kg. With over 50 deliciously realistic recipes (no 'superfoods' required) you'll also be inspired to eat well to boost your mood and balance your hormones. Change starts today.
The award-winning genetic researcher who helped tame the Ebola epidemic pairs up with a prize-winning journalist to tell the story of what happened and what would have to change to prevent the next outbreak from spiraling out of control.
At the height of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, as thousands succumbed to the horrors of the disease, a prominent physician working in Sierra Leone, Sheikh Humarr Khan, became infected with the virus and died. As Pardis Sabeti and Lara Salahi show, much more could have been done within the medical community and among international actors not only to protect this renowned infectious disease expert but also to safeguard the well-being of his patients and others affected by this devastating disease.
Written by an award-winning genetic researcher and a tenacious journalist, Outbreak Culture examines each phase of the epidemic-the largest and deadliest Ebola outbreak to date-and identifies the factors that kept key information from reaching physicians and complicated the response to the crisis. Drawing insights from clinical workers, data collectors, organizational experts, and public health researchers, Sabeti and Salahi expose a fractured system that failed to share knowledge of the virus and ensure containment.
Secrecy, competition, and poor coordination plague nearly every major epidemic. Conducted with fearless scrutiny and unassailable expertise, this postmortem of the Ebola crisis seeks to change the culture of international responders, which has left us acutely unprepared for the next major outbreak.
Adverse effects from avoidable medication errors are one of the elephants in the room for the Australian health system, accounting for around three per cent of all hospital admissions and generating close to half a million otherwise unnecessary GP consultations, with a total cost to the system of more than $1.2 billion annually. And its getting worse. Recent statistics from the NSW Poisons Information Centre showed calls relating to medication errors have increased by 25 per cent in the last five years. Statistics show those most at risk are older people using multiple medications. Around 30 per cent of Australians aged over 50 are using five or more conventional medications daily, which equates to around 2.5 million people in the highrisk group.
What Am I Taking? , a new consumer medicines guide, aims to tackle the problem by providing the key facts people need to use their medications safely. Its a reliable home reference for medicine users and their families or carers, with easytounderstand essential information on drugs that have been prescribed for them. It tells people what they need to know when using medications, such as combinations of drugs or types of drugs to avoid, side effects and other reactions to be concerned about, where to get further reliable advice and information and other important precautions and tips. It includes concise profiles of 100 of the most frequently prescribed drugs in Australia (representing around 75% of all PBS prescribing), explaining what theyre for and how they work, precautions to observe before and while taking them, potential side effects and possible interactions with other medications.
Medication errors have numerous causes. Prescribing or dispensing mistakes can result in incorrect medicines or doses, or unwanted interactions between different drugs, but patients can also trigger their own problems, for example by neglecting or altering their doses, or by mixing different medications or supplements without getting professional advice. Something as simple as changing the dose of one medication can have serious health impacts, either by directly causing an adverse effect or by reducing the therapeutic effect of another drug. Medicines taken for one medical condition can also have negative effects on other unrelated conditions the patient may have. The possibility of errors increases exponentially when people have limited knowledge or understanding of their medicines, but not enough is being done to address the issue. The solution is for patients to be better educated and informed, so they know how to recognise if drugs are not working or producing unwanted side effects, and what to do if either occurs.
However there are limited options. Doctors and pharmacists do their best to ensure patients are informed about their medications, but there is only so much that can be communicated in a brief consultation or at a busy pharmacy counter, and verbal advice is only useful if the patient remembers it. The only approved information sources for consumers are the information leaflets produced by the drug manufacturers but these are often not included with the drugs. And even when they are provided they can be long, confusing, printed in tiny type and usually end up being discarded. One study showed that 30% of consumers do not read them at all. In the absence of other information, consumers often go to the web, but this is not without its own potential problems. The internet is a mass of confusing and conflicting information, and it can be difficult for consumers to distinguish between reputable sites and those which make dubious or dangerous claims.
What Am I Taking? aims to bridge the information gap by providing essential facts in an accessible, simple format. Compiled by an expert team, its a reliable reference which will help users avoid the potential risks and pitfalls associated with their medication use.
All you need is one crystal to deepen your magical practice and reach your goals. Bestselling author Richard Webster presents an accessible and inspiring guide filled with practical rituals and spiritual activities that can be performed with a single stone. Discover how to choose, cleanse, and energize your crystal. Once you have your chosen crystal, you can explore more than fifty ways to work with it: attract love, control stress, bless your home, enhance creativity, deal with regrets, communicate with spirit guides, recall past lives, make crystal elixirs, find forgiveness, and much more. How to Use a Crystal is the ideal guide to finding a world of possibilities with just one stone.
Discover the fascinating history, tradition, and modern uses of the Witch s altar. From building and maintaining your altar to exploring the use of mobile and hidden altars, this book offers advice, techniques, and fun for Witches of all ages and skill levels. Learn about the altar s role in lore and mythology. Explore ways to personalise your altar with candles, crystals, and more. Find out how to use elemental, seasonal, and outdoor altars, as well as altars for the dead. You ll also enjoy valuable information on practicing with the pentacle, otherwise known as the altar on the altar. Whether you re seeking advice from various magical writers or ideas for troubleshooting a problem, The Witch s Altar has everything you need.
This definitive and authoritative guide to Chinese horoscopes is comprehensive, detailed and clearly explained, It offers the best possible guide to the interpretation of the Chinese lunar zodiac with its twelve animal signs - The Twelve Earth Branches.
An introduction explains the origins and nature of the signs and how to use the book. Every chapter gives detailed analyses of each sign, from the effect of the five elements, the relationships between different signs, to how the lunar signs relate to Western sun signs. This new edition has again been completely updated, including the section on how to choose a wedding date by the Lunar Almanac. A wealth of charts and tables for easy reference make this an ideal introduction for all who seek to discover what the future holds for them.
When was the last time you did something that scared you? The last time you really pushed your boundaries, took a risk, and felt you not only bulldozed right through your fear but, in fact, used it to propel you forward? If you’ve ever successfully confronted and overcome anything, even just for a short while, you’ll undoubtedly relate to the profound and overwhelming sense of self-satisfaction that comes with it. This experience provides you with a true sense of freedom, allowing you to breathe effortlessly and fully absorb life, knowing the only thing that can ever really hold you back is you.
Offering a step-by-step guide to incrementally breaking out of your comfort zone and confronting and transforming fear, Emma Mardlin, Ph.D., equips us with effective working tools to conquer our deepest fears in any context, be they small or big, and harness them to push us further toward our ultimate goals, purpose, and full potential. She provides the innovative Zone Test to measure your comfort zone before and after working through the book, tools such as the intuition indicator and RACE technique, and the thought-provoking “life discovery model” designed to support you in your new adventures once you’ve conquered your fears and let go of limitations. Offering practices to start the journey toward exciting positive change, she presents resilience-builder challenges, anxiety-buster techniques, practices for indestructible thinking, and “baby steps” to build confidence. She explores why we feel fear and how fear works in the brain, anxiety-reducing foods and how they work nutritionally, as well as the key psychological markers of a fearless “zone zero” personality.
Whether you experience irrational fear, have a phobia that plagues you, look back on a lifetime of anxiety and limitations, or suffer from nerves and a lack of confidence, this guide provides a full range of comprehensive resources and tools to help you fully transform your fears, discover your true ambitions, and achieve everything you can in life.
In Before and After Loss, neurologist Dr. Lisa M. Shulman describes a personal story of loss and her journey to understand the science behind the mind-altering experience of grief. Part memoir, part creative nonfiction, part account of scientific discovery, this moving book combines Shulman's perspectives as an expert in brain science and a keen observer of behavior with her experience as a clinician, a caregiver, and a widow. Drawing on the latest studies about grief and its effects, she explains what scientists know about how the mind, brain, and body respond and heal following traumatic loss. She also traces the interface between the experience of profound loss and the search for emotional restoration.
Combining the science of emotional trauma with concrete psychological techniques- including dream interpretation, journaling, mindfulness exercises, and meditation-Shulman's frank and empathetic account will help readers regain their emotional balance by navigating the passage from profound sorrow to healing and growth.
What if you could train your brain to experience greater happiness, focus, and emotional balance in daily life? What if it took just ten minutes a day?
In THE HAPPINESS PLAN, Dr Elise Bialylew offers a roadmap to a happier life. Drawing on her background in medicine, psychiatry and mindfulness meditation, she has created a powerful one-month mindfulness program that will lead you to a more balanced and fulfilled existence.
In this transformative guidebook you'll discover simple practices to:
- Increase your sense of wellbeing, balance and joy - Reduce stress and worry (and its negative impact on your body) - Improve your focus, performance and fulfilment at work - Create more fulfilling relationships - Increase your sense of purpose, connection and meaning in life.
Featuring access to guided audio meditations, daily mindfulness exercises, fascinating scientific insights and recipes to inspire mindful eating, THE HAPPINESS PLAN has the power to transform your mind, and your life.
The highly anticipated follow-up to The Sunday Times bestseller The Unexpected Joy of Being Sober.
Having a secret single freak-out? Feeling the red, heart-shaped urgency intensify as the years roll on by? Oh hi! You're in the right place.
Over half of Brits aged 25-44 are now single. It's become the norm to remain solo until much later in life, given the average marriage ages of 35 (women) and 38 (men). Many of us are choosing never to marry at all. But society, films, song lyrics and our parents are adamant that a happy ending has to be couple-shaped. That we're incomplete without an 'other half'*, like a bisected panto pony. Cue: single sorrow. Dating like it's a job. Spending half our lives waiting for somebody-we-fancy to text us back. Feeling haunted by the terms 'spinster' or 'confirmed bachelor.'
Catherine Gray took a whole year off dating to find single satisfaction. She lifted the lid on the reasons behind the global single revolution, explored the bizarre ways cultures single-shame, detached from 'all the good ones are gone!' panic and debunked the myth that married people are much happier.
Let's start the reverse brainwash, in order to locate - and luxuriate in - single happiness. Are you in?
The fully revised, expanded and updated edition of Bev Aisbett's bestselling guide to overcoming depression, Taming the Black Dog First published in 2000, Bev Aisbett's classic, simple and easy-to-follow guide to overcoming depression Taming the Black Dog has sold over 220,000 copies and helped thousands of people manage their depression.
Now expanded and fully revised, this updated edition of Taming the Black Dog features Bev Aisbett's unique blend of information, humour and clear, simple and practical advice. It is an invaluable guide and source of information for both chronic sufferers of depression as well as anyone with a fit of 'the blues'. Over 1 in 5 people will suffer some form of depression at some point in their lives, so Taming the Black Dog is a more important resource than ever before.
Expand your mind this year and every year moving forward...
Contrary to accepted belief, developing and enhancing cognitive ability can be achieved at any stage in life. Smarter Next Year presents the latest scientific information and best practices for increasing intelligence at any age, whether you're 25, 55, or 105. This self-help book provides the tools to take your mind into your own hands and stave off the effects of time.
You Matter. And so does each week you spend here on earth.
The idea was simple... what if we could get millions of people to engage in simple acts that were good for the world? Picking up litter, helping the homeless, smiling, planting a tree. And, in doing so, we would make the world a better place and also help people understand how much and why they matter. Every Monday Matters kicks off each week with a specific theme to help the reader get inspired and live authentically.
How do you poke fun at a man who's so absurd he practically satirizes himself? Even two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Mike Luckovich admits it's been a challenge covering the Cheeto-in-Chief in his internationally syndicated political cartoons. But Mike rose to the challenge, pulling no punches and stripping down Trump and his cronies with his signature wit and style.
Covering Trump's antics from the 2016 election through to the Mueller investigation, the cartoons in A Very Stable Genius tackle key moments in Trump's political career, offering scathing insights on everything from his disastrous track record with women to his revolving-door cabinet to his suspiciously intimate relationship with a certain Russian leader. Woven through with searing commentary and personal anecdotes, Mike's cartoons will shock and delight you, making you think as much as they make you laugh - when you're not too busy being terrified.
'The selection of Luckovich's profound cartoons drawn since early 2016 provides a pulse of our current climate ... Many are funny, plenty are laced with a heavy dose of eeriness, and all convey Luckovich's knack for exaggerating important moments into unforgettable images.' - Becca J. G. Godwin, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution
In this ground-breaking book, Cambridge-trained sociologist Anthony Elliott argues that much of what passes for conventional wisdom about artificial intelligence is either ill-considered or plain wrong. The reason? The AI revolution is not so much about cyborgs and super-robots in the future, but rather massive changes in the here-and-now of everyday life.
In The Culture of AI, Elliott explores how intelligent machines, advanced robotics, accelerating automation, big data and the Internet of Everything impact upon day-to-day life and contemporary societies. With remarkable clarity and insight, Elliott's examination of the reordering of everyday life highlights the centrality of AI to everything we do - from receiving Amazon recommendations to requesting Uber, and from getting information from virtual personal assistants to talking with chatbots.
The rise of intelligent machines transforms the global economy and threatens jobs, but equally there are other major challenges to contemporary societies - although these challenges are unfolding in complex and uneven ways across the globe. The Culture of AI explores technological innovations from industrial robots to softbots, and from self-driving cars to military drones - and along the way provides detailed treatments of:
The history of AI and the advent of the digital universe; automated technology, jobs and employment; the self and private life in times of accelerating machine intelligence; AI and new forms of social interaction; automated vehicles and new warfare; and, the future of AI.
Written by one of the world's foremost social theorists, The Culture of AI is a major contribution to the field and a provocative reflection on one of the most urgent issues of our time. It will be essential reading to those working in a wide variety of disciplines including sociology, science and technology studies, politics, and cultural studies.
Whenever we turn on the TV, flip a page in a magazine, or glance at a flyer in the grocery store, we are constantly bombarded with nutritional advice. Almond products can boost your memory! Milk helps build up your bones! Cereal is part of a doctor-approved balanced breakfast for growing girls and boys! Study after study tells us what we should eat, how much, and when. Words like superfood and guilt free convince us that we're making the right choice when we pluck an item off the shelf and head for the checkout line. We count on nutrition science to guide us through the overwhelming choices in our local grocery store and helps us make the best decisions for our health.
Except it often doesn't. Many of these studies we rely on to make decisions are not funded by unbiased third parties-they're actually funded by companies seeking to buoy their own products. As renowned food expert Marion Nestle reveals in Unsavory Truth, most nutrition societies, committees, and departments are actually in the food industry's pocket. Whether it's a study claiming moderate exercise is enough to cancel out the calories in sugary sodas (backed by Coca-Cola) or a report about how blueberries can reduce the risk of erectile dysfunction (backed by the US Highbush Blueberry Council), the food industry has learned how to turn selective disclosure and partisan probes into major profit. Like Big Pharma has corrupted medical science, so Big Food has corrupted nutrition. In a nation where more than two-thirds of adults and one-third of children are considered overweight or obese, it's never been more important to put our public health first. With stricter legislation for food companies and researchers, stricter policies for societies and journals, and better consumer education, Nestle argues that we have a fighting chance to get our country's nutrition back on track.
With riveting prose and unmatched investigative rigor, Unsavory Truth reveals how big food companies took over nutrition science-and how we can take it back.