With processed foods and commercially-farmed produce offering us less in the way of essential nutrition these days, people are taking a greater interest in their diet as a way to stay healthy and cope with illness and everyday stress. As a result the market is swamped with health claims for every kind of food and a profusion of health supplements, each one claiming wonder properties. Now in its sixth edition with many new entries and new, updated information on existing entries, Nutrients A-Z is an easy-to-use reference to every food, herb, vitamin, mineral or supplement you might encounter: from bananas and carrots, olive oil and yoghurt (the oldest natural medicines), to guarana and St John's Wort. Each entry gives a definition in plain language: what it is and where it comes from; the form it takes; how to prepare or enjoy it; its medicinal and health benefits and recommended daily dose.
Stop Doing That Sh*t: End Self-Sabotage and Demand Your Life Back (Unfu*k Yourself)
Why do you act the way you do? Do you ever feel like you get stuck in destructive cycles that hold you back from living the life you really want? In a dynamic, compelling and aha-filled journey, Stop Doing That Sh*t helps you connect the dots of your "stuff" all the way from your past to the present. You'll make sense of yourself as you uncover how to interrupt those destructive cycles of yours and make the kind of profound shift needed to get your life on track.
If you can't save money, if you keep ending up in the same types of toxic relationships, if you feel unloved, don't fit in, not enough or any one of the myriad of ways that a human being trashes an otherwise good life, this is the book for you.
Written in the same irreverent, in-your-face style that resonated with the hundreds of thousand of fans who read Unfu*k Yourself, Stop Doing that Sh*t skillfully reveals our deepest subconscious machinery, with a real-world approach to powerfully translate our most negative thoughts and behaviors into a vitalizing, sabotage-free future. "Stop indulging yourself with fantasies and dramas and unresolved issues. Wake the hell up!" Bishop writes.
Look, you might have fu*ked up in the past, so what? StopDoing That Sh*t reveals how you can break free of those deep-seated patterns to live the life you always knew you wanted but could never quite seem to have. As Bishop says, "The future has arrived. Now what the hell are you going to do about it?"
This is Going to Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor
Welcome to the life of a junior doctor: 97-hour weeks, life and death decisions, a constant tsunami of bodily fluids, and the hospital parking meter earns more than you.
Scribbled in secret after endless days, sleepless nights and missed weekends, Adam Kay's This is Going to Hurt provides a no-holds-barred account of his time on the NHS front line. Hilarious, horrifying and heartbreaking, this diary is everything you wanted to know – and more than a few things you didn't – about life on and off the hospital ward.
Sunday Times Number One Bestseller for over eight months and winner of a record FOUR National Book Awards: Book of the Year, Non-Fiction Book of the Year, New Writer of the Year and Zoe Ball Book Club Book of the Year.
This edition includes extra diary entries and a new afterword by the author.
The good news is that anxiety, guilt, pessimism, procrastination, low self-esteem, and other 'black holes' of depression can be cured without drugs. In Feeling Good, eminent psychiatrist David D. Burns, M.D. outlines the remarkable, scientifically proven techniques that will immediately lift your spirits and help you develop a positive outlook on life.
Now, in this updated edition, Dr Burns adds an all-new Consumer's Guide To Antidepressant Drugs, as well as a new introduction to help answer your questions about the many options available for treating depression.
Recognise what causes your mood swings.
Nip negative feelings in the bud.
Deal with guilt.
Handle hostility and criticism.
Overcome addiction to love and approval.
Feel good everyday.
Some text and images that appeared in the print edition of this book are unavailable in the electronic edition due to rights reasons.
Herbal Remedies Handbook: Remedies for Over 50 Common Conditions
Take charge of your health and wellness naturally with tried-and-tested plant-based home remedies.
Discover the therapeutic properties of more than 140 medicinal herbs such as turmeric, elderflower and ginger root with the Herbal Remedies Handbook. Reliable, authoritative and accessible, it's packed with expert advice and know-how on essential herbal remedies, including crucial safety and dosage information you can trust.
Ever wondered how Echinacea tea could be used to treat a cold or ginkgo biloba to boost brainpower? Discover how to prepare effective home remedies with step-by-step instructions for making herbal teas, decoctions and tinctures. Identify how to treat more than 50 common conditions including headaches, hay fever, and the symptoms of menopause, with at-a-glance charts and remedies for home use.
Compact and easy to understand, Herbal Remedies Handbook is the guide every home herbalist needs - let it be your trusted companion on the journey to natural health and wellness.
With several new plants and an updated design, this book is a revised edition of Herbal Remedies (Eyewitness Companions).
From your head to your toes, this encyclopedia for children takes you on a tour of the human body and explains how each part works.
On every page, discover amazing facts about the human body. Did you know that you are made up of 100 trillion cells? Learn about blood vessels (capillaries, veins, and arteries) which, if they were laid out end to end, would wrap around the Earth twice! Find out what makes a balanced diet - after all, you will eat about 20 tonnes of food in your entire life! See what part of the brain makes you appreciate music (it's the right side). There are also fun quizzes, so you can assess your own personality and test your logical and reasoning skills.
An international best-seller since 2012, Human Body: A Children's Encyclopedia has now been fully updated in line with the latest research. Combining clear descriptions of human biology with awesome photographs, graphics, and CGI artworks, make your way from the skin, muscles, organs, bones, right down to your cells and DNA.
From homework projects to just reading for curiosity, this comprehensive encyclopedia is filled with everything that you need to know about what makes your body tick.
From internationally syndicated fitness columnist and author, James Fell, comes a no-nonsense guide on how to get in shape, fix your finances, alleviate depression and change your life for good.
We’ve all been there. Wanting to change your life forever, but only doing it in fits and starts. Feeling inspired to be disciplined one day, then falling back into old habits on the next. Or changing for a few weeks or even months, but then slipping back into familiar behaviours. Bad habits are hard to break for a reason. But you still try because the goal is worth it: slowly and painfully forming new habits to the point where you are able to adhere to a new lifestyle, long-term.
Not only do we struggle with all of it but the failure rates of these models are staggering.
What if there was a different way? What if sudden moment, which happens to be a surprisingly common occurrence among those who succeed would allow you to skip the struggle of behaviour change and just become a different person in a moment? What if all the motivation they would ever need to change could arrive unbidden because of a life-altering flash of insight? It is the power of epiphany – a triggering event when drive and clarity of purpose for changing one’s life is instantly attained. James Fell’s THE HOLY SHIT MOMENT is about that who have sustained change. The stories outlined in this book examine an abrupt awakening, where a person’s purpose switches course in the space of a few seconds; their life is partitioned into the time before that moment occurred, and what comes after. In an instant, the gradual steps of behavior change are bypassed and life transformation takes hold for good. But is an epiphany something that can be generated?
Yes. THE HOLY SHIT MOMENT is a self-help book written in a brash, audacious and informal, your-good-friend-giving-you-the-scoop style, but with the knowledge, research, wisdom and personal anecdotes to back up James’ words in the vein of Jen Sincero’s You Are a Badass.
How Psychology Works: Applied Psychology Visually Explained
Explore the human mind and understand the science behind how you and other people in your life think and act in a wide range of everyday situations with this brand new visual guide to applied psychology.
Using straightforward definitions and clear, striking visuals, The Psychology Handbook makes the workings of the brain easy to understand and shows what happens when things go wrong, with information on disorders such as anxiety and paranoia, as well as explanations of the different therapies that are used to treat them, from CBT to psychoanalysis, group therapy to art therapy.
Clear and easy to understand for both students and readers with a general interest, this book explores and explains the various approaches that psychologists use to study how people think and behave, such as behaviourism, cognitive psychology, and humanism. It also shows how these approaches can be applied to real-world situations, with examples from the workplace to the sports field, the courtroom to the classroom. Learn why psychology plays a huge role in all of our lives and develop a greater understanding of what influences our behaviour, thoughts and feelings, and those of others, in a variety of environments and scenarios.
Encyclopedia Of Herbal Medicine: 550 Herbs and Remedies for Common Ailments
Are you using natural remedies to reduce stress or improve your health? With the fully updated and revised Encyclopedia of Herbal Medicine, you can join the ever-increasing numbers that are.
Written by Andrew Chevallier, a fellow of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists, the Encyclopedia of Herbal Medicine is the unrivalled guide to home healing and herbal medicine. With entries showcasing 550 medicinal herbs including aloe vera, sage, and nettle, and nearly 200 remedy lists, you can learn how to treat a wide variety of common ailments from the comfort of your own home.
The Encyclopedia of Herbal Medicine details the properties of each medicinal herb, with a strong focus on safety to ensure safe natural healing for the whole family. Learn how to grow, harvest, and process your own ingredients to create natural remedies and improve your health - naturally.
Boundaries: Say No Without Guilt, Have Better Relationships, Boost Your Self-Esteem, Stop People-Pleasing
A four-step programme to help develop self-esteem, create time to do the things that nourish and fulfil you, discover a deep sense of calm, and achieve healthy control over your life, home and work.
The need to understand where to draw the line has never been more acute, with new online trends seeping quickly into our consciousness often before we’ve had time to consider what personal boundaries they might require. Covering email etiquette, office politics, healthy parenting, dating among the over 50s, oversharing, relationships and more, there is no other book that deals effectively and practically with the embryonic and ever-evolving relationship codes of today.
Discover how to set personal boundaries in the most important aspects of your life: from sleep to fitness, diet to social media and computer usage, and build the self-confidence that results from learning to care for yourself. Then you can progress to applying that knowledge to all aspects of your life including work, home and relationships.
With anonymised cases from Jennie’s clinical practice, Boundaries contains exercises, motivational quotes, statistics, and clearly signposts when exactly you need to bring in the boundaries.
Readers love Boundaries
‘Suggested by my therapist … has helped me re-enforce new ideas’
‘Everyone who seeks to improve their relationships should read’
Aged 24, Matt Haig's world caved in. He could see no way to go on living. This is the true story of how he came through crisis, triumphed over an illness that almost destroyed him and learned to live again.
A moving, funny and joyous exploration of how to live better, love better and feel more alive, Reasons to Stay Alive is more than a memoir. It is a book about making the most of your time on earth.
"I wrote this book because the oldest clichés remain the truest. Time heals.The bottom of the valley never provides the clearest view. The tunnel does have light at the end of it, even if we haven't been able to see it . . . Words, just sometimes, really can set you free."
The world is messing with our minds. What if there was something we could do about it?
Looking at sleep, news, social media, addiction, work and play, Matt Haig invites us to feel calmer, happier and to question the habits of the digital age. This book might even change the way you spend your precious time on earth.
We Own The Sky: A heartbreaking page turner that will stay with you forever
Praise for We Own The Sky
What an incredible book this is - such gut-wrenching honesty and depth of emotion. Anyone who wishes David Nicholls would write faster needs to grab this with both hands. It's a truly stunning achievement. - Jill Mansell
Beautifully rendered and profoundly moving, We Own the Sky illustrates the lengths we'll go to for those we love. Luke Allnutt is a major new talent in fiction and his debut is not to be missed. - Camille Pagán, bestselling author of Life and Other Near-Death Experiences
Grace sees her boyfriend Henry everywhere. In the supermarket, on the street, at the graveyard.
Only Henry is dead. He died two months earlier, leaving a huge hole in Grace's life and in her heart. But then a man who looks uncannily like Henry turns up to fix her boiler one day. Grace isn't hallucinating - he really does look exactly like Grace's lost love.
Grace becomes captivated by this stranger, Andy. Reminded of everything she once had, can Grace recreate that lost love or does loving Andy mean letting go of Henry?
Love for Imperfect Things: How to Accept Yourself in a World Striving for Perfection
From the author of the phenomenal multi-million copy bestseller The Things You Can See Only When You Slow Down
"Hearing the words 'be good to yourself first, then to others' was like being struck by lightning."
Many of us respond to the pressures of life by turning inwards and ignoring problems, sometimes resulting in anxiety or depression. Others react by working harder at work, at school or at home, hoping that this will make ourselves and the people we love happier.
But what if being yourself is enough? Just as we are advised on airplanes to take our own oxygen first before helping others, we must first be at peace with ourselves before we can be at peace with the world around us.
In this beautiful follow-up to his international bestseller The Things You Can See Only When You Slow Down, Buddhist monk Haemin Sunim turns his trademark wisdom and kindness to self-care, arguing that only by accepting yourself - and the flaws which make you who you are - can you have compassionate and fulfilling relationships with your partner, family and friends.