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500 years ago no-one died of stress: we invented this concept and now we let it rule us. We might have evolvedto be able to miraculously balance on seven-inch heels, but as far as our emotional development is concerned we're still swimming with the pond scum. If we don't advance our more human qualities then we're doomed evolution-wise to become cyborgs, with an imprint of an 'Apple' where our hearts used to be. In this book, brash American comedian and writer, Ruby Wax shows us a scientific solution to these modern problems: mindfulness.
Outrageously witty, smart and accessible, Ruby Wax shows ordinary people how and why to change for good. With mindfulness advice for relationships, for parents, for children and for teenagers.
Does eating certain foods help protect you from developing cancer? Which foods should we all be eating?
Written by surgical oncologist Dr David Wilkinson, this book takes you on a tour of the top foods that protect against cancer and delves into the scientific reasons why these foods are effective. Discover how cancer cells work and what turns them off.
Girl Stuff has everything girls need to know about: friends, body changes, shopping, clothes, make - up, pimples (arrghh), sizes, hair, earning money, guys, embarrassment, what to eat, moods, smoking, why diets suck, handling love and heartbreak, exercise, school stress, sex, beating bullies and mean girls, drugs, drinking, how to find new friends, cheering up, how to get on with your family, and confidence. Each chapter includes facts, hints, inspiring lists, hundreds of quotes from real girls, and details for over 350 websites, books and other information.
New research shows that gut bacteria can play a role in everything from obesity and allergies to Alzheimer's. Beginning with the personal experience of illness that inspired her research, and going on to explain everything from the basics of nutrient absorption to the latest science linking bowel bacteria with depression, Giulia Enders takes us on a fascinating tour of our insides. Enders is a two-time scholarship winner of the Heraeus Foundation, and her message is simple -- if we treat our gut well, it will treat us well in return. But how do we do that? And why do we need to? Find out in this surprising exploration of the least understood of our organs.
When Mummy wears her happy pants we build sandcastles, go out for baby cinos and have lots and lots of cuddles. But when she comes home with baby Darcy, her happy pants stay in her wardrobe...
Happy Pants is a picture book for older children to help them understand that their mum's post-natal depression is not because of them, that families can support each other and that mum will get better with help. This book is a resource for both children and parents, bringing hope and a voice to this typically silent topic.
Illustrated by Liz McGrath.
Learn how to exercise with confidence. This book teaches you how to improve your pelvic floor support, avoid unsafe exercises and relieve prolapse symptoms while increasing your strength and fitness.
This user-friendly prolapse exercise guide is suited to all levels of fitness, especially for women with:
- prolapse surgery recovery
- previous prolapse surgery
- or pelvic floor weakness
Michelle Kenway is an Australian physiotherapist and women's exercise instructor and is passionate about helping women stay active for their physical and emotional wellbeing.
With more than 40 years experience as a gynecological endocrinologist and a founding member of the Australian Menopause Society, Dr. Wren has researched the pros and cons of hormone replacement therapy (HRT), and presents them in easy-to-understand language. This book covers the mental, physical, and emotional effects of menopause, and outlines the case for and against HRT and alternative therapies. Menopause: Change, Choice and HRT is about empowering women with the knowledge to make health decisions around menopause that suit their needs and lifestyle.
Mindfulness reveals a set of simple yet powerful practices that you can incorporate into daily life to help you break the cycle of anxiety, stress, unhappiness and exhaustion.
The book is based on Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT). MBCT revolves around a straightforward form of mindfulness meditation which takes just a few minutes a day for the full benefits to be revealed. MBCT has been clinically proven to be at least as effective as drugs for depression and it is recommended by the UK's National Institute of Clinical Excellence.
The author, Mark Williams is Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Oxford and Wellcome Trust Principal Research Fellow at the University of Oxford. He co-developed MBCT and is co-author of the international best-seller The Mindful Way Through Depression. Dr Danny Penman is a feature and comment writer for the Daily Mail. He has a PhD in biochemistry and has worked for The Independent and the BBC. (Free CD of guided meditations included).
More Secret Girls' Business is a great go-to for girls aged 10+ to gain a greater understanding of puberty, periods, and the many varied physical and emotional changes this major life chapter brings; from hair growth to how to use tampons, from self-care to self-esteem, it's filled with practical information told in simple language and supported with fun illustrations. There's also tips for mums, dads and other important adults in a girl's life to ensure puberty is a positive experience for all concerned.
Life in your 50s and 60s is a time of great change. It can be both a wonderful and challenging time for any relationship. This book helps you to take the steps to resolve issues that stand in the way of your happiness. It can also be a useful guide to improve a good relationship – and make it even better!
Drawing on over 20 years of clinical experience as an Accredited Practising Dietitian, including nearly 16 years at Diabetes Australia, Dr Alan Barclay combines the highest-quality evidence about the nutritional management and prevention of diabetes into one easy-to-read book. Reversing Diabetes includes: Advice for losing weight and keeping it off, weekly menu planners, 70 delicious recipes, and complete nutritional breakdowns for each recipe. Live well, eat well and enjoy life. Dr Alan Barclay is a consultant dietitian and chief scientific officer at the Glycemic Index Foundation. He was Head of Research at the Australian Diabetes Council (Diabetes NSW) from 1998-2014 and is a member of the editorial boards of Diabetes Australia's consumer magazine, Conquest, and health professional magazine, Diabetes Management Journal.
This collection of over 135 recipes shows you how to eat well without breaking the bank or compromising nutrition or quality. Highlights include: how to make café-style breakfasts for next-to-nothing; using inexpensive cuts of meat to create wonderful slow-cooked dishes; clever ways to transform leftovers into delicious meals; and plenty of ideas for making your own dips, pastes, spice mixes and dressings.
In this stunning book, vegetables become the stars of mealtimes, celebrated in 130 plant-based, delicious recipes. We all know that vegies are good for us – and many of us simply don't eat enough of them! The Vegetable will almost certainly help you to get your 5-a-day, and compel you to invite friends and family over to show off how scrumptious you can make them look and taste.
This locally produced hardback is broken into different sections such as 'Brassicas', 'Bulbs & Fungi' and 'Flowers, Shoots & Stems', and includes rose gold-edged pages and outstanding photography throughout. This book is a delight and inspiration for anyone looking to eat more vegetables, and would also make a wonderful gift.
A book by Dr Ginni Mansberg and Dr Anne Thomson for anyone feeling tired and worn out all the time, or feeling that there aren't enough hours in the day to get done everything done. Written by two Australian doctors who have developed a scientifically based, easy to follow approach to regain control of your life and get your energy back.
Women's Stuff is the essential guide to life for all women aged 18 to 108. Filled with independent advice and great fun, Kaz Cooke, author of Up The Duff, Kidwrangling and Girl Stuff, covers just about everything: from confidence, body image, eating habits, hormones and heartbreak, to sex, mental health, cosmetic surgery, friends and sleep. Women's Stuff also includes more than 2000 illuminating, hilarious and heartbreaking quotes from real women who shared their own secrets and stories on everything from sex to housework, drinking problems and hopes for the future.
What's so funny about menopause? You're Still Hot to Me provides evidence-based information you can trust, presented clearly and entertainingly, ranging from symptoms and treatments to how to emerge from 'the Change' with your dearest relationships still intact.
Australian comedian Jean Kittson's message is clear: menopause is no life 'finale', it's not to be feared and it's time for today's menopausal women to embrace being the generation who can actually talk about it.
Your Personal Record – In sickness and in health by Beverley Gilbert is a user-friendly record book designed to make it easy for people to keep a lifelong record of their health. This book provides an easy way to make this task easier and more organised. You can record health details, visits to the doctor or dentist, recurring problems, immunisations, test results and medical costs. Hopefully, it will help you feel more in control of your health – as long as you remember to use it!