Published for the first time in flipback - the new, portable, stylish format that's taken Europe by storm.
Shortlisted for Samuel Johnson Prize 1999.
Shortly before his 44th birthday, John Diamond received a call from the doctor who had removed a lump from his neck. Having been assured for the previous 2 years that this was a benign cyst, Diamond was told that it was cancerous. This is the story of Diamond's life with, and without, a lump.
Bedevilled by a crippling condition which nobody could explain or relieve, he confronts hard truths about the relationship between the mind and the body, the hectic modern world and his life as a writer. Teach Us To Sit Still is the visceral, thought-provoking and improbably entertaining story of Tim Parks' quest to overcome ill health.
'My first serious blackout marked the line between sanity and insanity. Though I would have moments of lucidity over the coming days and weeks, I would never again be the same person ...'
Susannah Cahalan was a happy, clever, healthy twenty-four-year old. Then one day she woke up in hospital, with no memory of what had... read more
Ideal study aid for medical and nursing students and healthcare trainees.s
Type 2 diabetes is a health priority for everyone. One in 12 adults now has diabetes. In the over-65s, it's now one in three. Chances are that diabetes could affect you, your friends or your family. Diabetes has the potential to impact on many aspects of your health, from your head to your toes. But there are many opportuniti... read more
Qualified nurse, personal trainer, fitness instructor, massage therapist and mother of two, Rachel Tomkinson, has spent the past four years researching ways to prevent her youngest daughter from suffering the severe eczema and 24 food allergies she was diagnosed with. Her investigation has brought to the fore that real food p... read more
|Author:||Lauren Cox & Janice Cox|
What's the hippest way to be green? Making your own hair conditioner, mouth rinse, lip gloss, and hand cream would be a start. Natural beauty maven Lauren Cox is bringing bath and body into the twenty-first century with easy, economical, and eco-friendly projects, featuring au courant ingredients-hemp oil, red tea, soy milk, ... read more
This title covers over 100 common ornamental species, as well as lawns, bulbs, succulents, citrus, conifers, ferns, orchids, and palm trees. More often than not, problems arise when plants are not growing in the right conditions, so a brief description of these conditions is given for each plant followed by the symptoms ... read more
Drawing on the wisdom of an eclectic range of thinkers and writers, on medieval calendars and manorial records and, as ever, on Tom's own honestly recounted and frequently imperfect attempts to travel the road to self-sufficiency, Brave Old World is designed to give us all hope. Why, he asks, shouldn't we return to the ideals... read more
This easy to read patient handbook provides the reader with an active self-treatment plan to quickly and effectively treat and prevent the return of your neck pain and other related pains, such as shoulder pain and headaches. Most people can abolish even long-term pain by themselves if they carefully follow the programme desc... read more
This astonishing, witty and highly readable new book explores the links between cannabis and mental illness through the personal and professional experiences of New Zealand author Kate K. The book combines valuable tools for recovery from dual diagnosis disorders with an insightful look at the socio-political context of our ... read more
|Author:||Scott H. Sicherer|
|Series:||A Johns Hopkins Press Health Book|
Posing the questions that anyone with food allergies will think to ask - and then some - "Food Allergies" provides practical, emotional, and scientific guidance on the topics that affect your life. Allergy expert Scott H. Sicherer addresses the full spectrum of food allergies, from mild to life threatening, from single foods ... read more
|Author:||Michael Mosley & Mimi Spencer|
IS IT POSSIBLE TO EAT WELL, MOST OF THE TIME, AND GET SLIMMER AND HEALTHIER AS YOU DO IT? WITH THE FAST DIET IT IS. This radical new approach to weight loss is the diet that everyone is talking about. It really is as simple as it sounds: you eat normally five days a week, then for just two days you cut your calories (500 for... read more
This important and unique book breaks the mould in the crowded weight loss category - it is simply in a class of its own. Finally there is a compelling and logical pathway forward to beat many of our weight and diabetes problems. Eat For Keeps (EFK) have developed a unique process which makes this "holy grail" an everyday oc... read more
With candor and humor, a manic-depressive Iranian-American Muslim woman chronicles her experiences with both clinical and cultural bipolarity. Melody Moezzi was born to Persian parents at the height of the Islamic Revolution and raised amid a vibrant, loving, and gossipy Iranian diaspora in the American heartland. When at eig... read more
This is a gripping tale that traces medicine's extraordinary history. Kill or Cure tells the riveting history of medicine from chipping holes in skulls to the latest gene therapy and revolutionary cancer treatments. Compelling stories of drama and detective work reveal the trial and error behind man's endless search for cures... read more
Story of the Human Body explores how the way we use our bodies is all wrong. From an evolutionary perspective, if normal is defined as what most people have done for millions of years, then it's normal to walk and run 9-15 kilometers a day to hunt and gather fresh food which is high in fibre, low in sugar, and barely processe... read more
'What Are You Doing Here?' is about dementia. The core of the book charts the journey of the author's mother from mild confusion to severe dementia, from being cared for at home to her final years in a rest home. More than a memoir, this unsentimental but compassionate account draws on interviews with other family caregivers ... read more