The Anxiety Book
By Elisa Black
Since journalist Elisa Black wrote an article about her lifelong struggle with anxiety in March 2015, it has been read by hundreds of thousands of people. Clearly, what Elisa had to say found a readership far bigger than she could have expected - and with millions of Australians suffering from anxiety, it's little wonder.There is far more to Elisa's story, though, than one article can cover. In this book, weaving memoir with science, Elisa uses the stages of her own life to relate to stages in everyone's lives and the types of anxiety that may be experienced during each phase. She includes the latest in research and other scientific information about anxiety, its causes and treatment. Elisa's story will inspire fellow anxiety sufferers to believe that there is a way to manage their condition and live more freely. From her own experience she also offers hope that anxiety does not have to dominate a life, or even dent it - it can be managed and conquered.
Ask Me About My Uterus
By Abby Norman
Faced with a cascade of un-diagnosable symptoms, a young college student is compelled to trade her textbooks for medical journals and dance classes for doctor's offices as she strives to find answers and to advocate for recognition of women's pain.One otherwise uneventful morning, Abby Norman woke up and went to take a shower. Out of nowhere, she was struck down by an excruciating, nauseating pain and collapsed on the bathroom floor.Unable, perhaps at times even unwilling, to diagnose her symptoms and take her pain seriously, doctors suggested Norman's condition was "all in her head." Although she was vaguely aware of the fraught relationship between women's bodies and the male-dominated medical profession--from Dr. Freud and Dora to Dr. Wilbur and Sybil--Norman trusted their assessment and turned her examination inward.Still, the physical pain persisted. When she was eventually diagnosed with endometriosis, she thought she'd found the answer. But then an even more unusual medical condition befell her that had nothing to do with her reproductive system. When the doctors were once again mystified-or just downright unsympathetic-Norman realized the fight had only just begun.Combining her findings from medical research past and present, interviews with experts and patients, and a hearty dose of pop culture appreciation, Norman takes readers on a journey by turns infuriating, humorous and inspiring. Putting her own misadventures into a broader historical, sociocultural, and political context, Norman shows that women's bodies have long been the battleground of a never-ending war for power, control, medical knowledge and truth. And that it's time to refute the belief that being a woman is a pre-existing condition.
By Graham Easton
HIGHLY COMMENDED for the British Medical Awards book prize for Primary Health CareDespite the modern trend towards empowering patients and giving them more choice, the nuts and bolts of medical practice largely remain a mystery - a closed box. In fact, the more health information is available on the internet, the more patients can feel swamped and confused. The Appointment offers an intimate and honest account of how a typical GP tries to make sense of a patient's health problems and manage them within the constraints of their health system and the short ten minute appointment. We have always been fascinated by our own health but in recent years, especially for older people, seeing the GP has become a regular activity. In the past decade the average number of times a patient visits his or her GP has almost doubled. Despite this increasing demand, getting to see a GP is not always easy so those intimate ten minutes with the doctor are extremely precious, and there's more than ever to cram in. Taking the reader through a typical morning surgery, The Appointment shines a light onto what is really going on in those central ten minutes and lets the reader, for the first time, get inside the mind of the person sitting in front of them - the professional they rely on to look after their health. Experienced GP Dr Graham Easton shows how GPs really think, lays bare their professional strengths and weaknesses, and exposes what really influences their decisions about their patients' health.
Adam Liaw's Asian Cookery School
By Adam Liaw
ADAM LIAW'S ASIAN COOKERY SCHOOL is your guide to simple and traditional Asian home cooking.More than just a recipe book, it will teach you about the ingredients and techniques of the Asian kitchen for a complete understanding of how you can create authentic Asian flavours. Each chapter in this beautifully designed and exquisitely photographed cookbook is a lesson that will improve your cooking, with practical recipes designed to try out your new skills.Adam explains the heart and soul of Asian cuisines through hundreds of tips and insights and the kind of small wisdoms passed down from generation to generation that you would never find in a recipe alone. With his help, it won't take long for homemade Dumplings, Pad Thai, Crispy Skin Chicken, Lemongrass Beef and Green Tea Ice Cream to become your new everyday family favourites.If you love Asian food, this is the cookbook you need in your home kitchen.
Ani's Raw Food Detox [previously published as Ani's 15-Day Fat Blast]
By Ani Phyo
Want to look younger and feel better?Want to increase your energy levels, build lean muscle, and enhance immunity?Want to do all this while eating delicious, easy meals that will leave you feeling satisfied and full of energy?Welcome to Ani's Raw Food Detox . award-winning chef, health coach, and consultant Ani Phyo offers an easy, delicious 15-day program based on nature's real "fast foods." The plan is simple: eat up and speed up the cleansing, detoxing, and fat-burning process by using all-natural whole food ingredients. Watch the pounds fly off as you gain boundless energy and clear, radiant skin while at the same time lowering your risk for chronic diseases. Designed to help you get optimal results and achieve your detoxing and immune-boosting goals, Ani's Raw Food Detox offers:Top detox and fat-fighting strategies and toolsLists of foods that accelerate cleansing, detox, and your metabolismMore than 50 quick, easy, delicious recipesMenus and shopping lists for each phase of the planStrategies for long-term health and maintenance
America's Hometown Recipe Book
By Barbara Greenman
This great big collection of recipes, straight from America's heartland, dishes up classic down-home goodness, from super sweet spare ribs to cherry-delight pie. America's Hometown Recipe Book gathers together 800 delicious, beloved, and tried-and-true recipes that have been served up at churches and state fairs across the nation, from Catawissa, Pennsylvania, to Tuscola, Texas, to Carlsbad, California. Culled from Black Dog's three successful books Church Suppers, Church Socials, and Blue Ribbon Recipes, the recipes included here represent the very best of the best that hometown America has to offer. From breakfasts to desserts, these recipes have been served to hungry crowds, both large and small, for generations. The reviews are always raves and many of these dishes have garnered blue ribbons. Organized by type of food, chapters include Breakfast; Brunch; Appetizers; Soups and Sandwiches; Poultry and Game; Meat; Fish; Vegetables; Breads, Rolls, and Biscuits; Preserves; Pies, Cookies, and Cakes. You'll find lip-smacking recipes such as Easy Cheesy-Chile Bean Tomales, Spinach Cheese Squares, Lizzie's Crab Casserole, Vidalia Onions au Gratin, Green Veggie Frittata, Lemon Chiffon Torte, Peanut Butter Fudge, Jalepe?o Jelly, and hundreds more. Packaged in a spiral binder that has a pocket on the front cover for keeping recipe clippings, America's Hometown Recipe Book also includes 12 blank recipe cards to fill out and give to friends, family, and neighbors.
A-Z Of Wedding Wisdom
By Suzan St Maur
Planning and organising your wedding is quite a challenge, especially for today's busy brides and grooms. The good news is that many people have been there, done it and got the T-shirt Sharing their experience can save you a vast amount of time, money, energy and sanity when it comes to your own Big Day. In this book Suzan St Maur has gathered together many years' worth of wedding wisdom from wedding planners, wedding suppliers, and married folks themselves: experiences, expert advice, shortcuts, tips, and much more. No matter how complex your wedding is going to be, the advice you'll find in this book is priceless. In easy-to-read, easy-to-reference encyclopaedic style, Suzan covers all the usual - and the more unusual - issues you may have to deal with when planning your wedding. Here are just a few: Parents, step-parents, adoptive/birth parents * Brothers, sisters, step-siblings * Aunts, uncles, grandparents and other key relatives * The best man, chief bridesmaid and other bridal attendants * Speeches * Guest lists * Receptions * Table seating plans * Different religions * Different races/cultures * Gay and lesbian weddings * Finances and paying the bills.Acknowledgements; About the Author; Introduction; Alcohol; Animals at Weddings; Best Man and Ushers; Bridal Showers; Bridesmaids, Flower Girls and Pages; Bride's Dress, Hair and Make-Up; Bridesmaids' Dresses; Cakes; Cars; Caterers; Children; Churches, Synagogues and Other Religious Venues; Civil Partnerships; Civil Weddings; Comfort Breaks; Confetti; Confetti, green; Decorations; Destination Weddings; Directions and Parking; Double Weddings; Dress Code; Elopement; Entertainment; Ex-Partners; Fathers; Finances and Budgeting; Flower Girls; Flowers; Food and Drink; Gifts and Gift Lists; Girlfriends, Bride's; Groom; Groom's Clothes; Guests; Hairstyles; Honeymoons; Horse-Drawn Vehicles; Inter-Faith Weddings; Invitations; Marquees; Mothers; Mothers-in-Law; Mothers' Outfits; Music; Names; Nerves and Stress; Outdoor Weddings; Pages; Parents and Step-Parents; Photography; Postponement or Cancellation; Pregnancy; Pre-Nuptial Agreements; Reception Lines; Register Offices; Rehearsals and Rehearsal Dinners; Relatives, Other; Rings; Seating Plans; Second Marriages; Siblings; Speeches; Stag and Hen Nights; Stationery; Superstitions; Ushers; Venues; Videography; Wedding Insurance; Wedding Lists; Wedding Planners; Wedding Websites and Weblogs; Who Pays What?; Zero Hour... Disaster Recovery Tips!; Bibliography; Index.
Ask Me About My Divorce
By Candace Walsh
It's time to get past the idea that divorce equals failure. Sure, it may not be what you had in mind when you walked down the aisle, but if it's the escape hatch into a better life, it should be filled with more promise. It can be celebrated. Ask Me About My Divorce is a spicy, fun, riveting collection of essays by women from all walks of life. With the unifying thread "I got divorced, and the world came into view," the words within will make readers laugh, cry, nod their heads, and feel inspired to do what they need to for themselves. These aren't stories from women tiptoeing around a difficult subject , they're about the ways divorce can be, in fact, a new lease on life.
The Age of Anxiety
By Andrea Tone
Anxious Americans have increasingly pursued peace of mind through pills and prescriptions. In 2006, the National Institute of Mental Health estimated that 40 million adult Americans suffer from an anxiety disorder in any given year: more than double the number thought to have such a disorder in 2001. Anti-anxiety drugs are a billion-dollar business. Yet as recently as 1955, when the first tranquilizer,Miltown,went on the market, pharmaceutical executives worried that there wouldn't be interest in anxiety-relief. At mid-century, talk therapy remained the treatment of choice. But Miltown became a sensation,the first psychotropic blockbuster in United States history. By 1957, Americans had filled 36 million prescriptions. Patients seeking made-to-order tranquility emptied drugstores, forcing pharmacists to post signs reading more Miltown tomorrow." The drug's financial success and cultural impact revolutionized perceptions of anxiety and its treatment, inspiring the development of other lifestyle drugs including Valium and Prozac. In The Age of Anxiety , Andrea Tone draws on a broad array of original sources,manufacturers' files, FDA reports, letters, government investigations, and interviews with inventors, physicians, patients, and activists,to provide the first comprehensive account of the rise of America's tranquilizer culture. She transports readers from the bomb shelters of the Cold War to the scientific optimism of the Baby Boomers, to the just say no" Puritanism of the late 1970s and 1980s. A vibrant history of America's long and turbulent affair with tranquilizers, The Age of Anxiety casts new light on what it has meant to seek synthetic solutions to everyday angst.
Appetite for Profit
By Michele Simon
The United States is currently embroiled in a national debate over the growing public health crisis caused by poor diet. People are starting to ask who is to blame and how can we fix the problem, especially among children. Major food companies are responding with a massive public relations campaign. These companies, including McDonald's, Coca-Cola, Kraft, and General Mills, are increasingly on the defensive. In response, they pretend to sell healthier food and otherwise position themselves as "part of the solution." Yet they continue to lobby against commonsense nutrition policies. Appetite for Profit exposes this hypocrisy and explains how to fight back by offering reliable resources. Readers will learn how to spot the PR and how to organize to improve food in schools and elsewhere. For the first time, author Michele Simon explains why we cannot trust food corporations to "do the right thing." She describes the local battles of going up against the powerful food lobbies and offers a comprehensive guide to the public relations, front groups, and lobbying tactics that food companies employ to trick the American public. Simon also provides an entertaining glossary that explains corporate rhetoric, including phrases like "better-for-you foods" and "frivolous lawsuit."
The Arthritis Helpbook (mass mkt ed)
By James Fries, Kate Lorig
The world's leading guide to arthritis and fibromyalgia-including up-to-date information on all available treatments, medications, and surgeries. Proven techniques to reduce pain and increase dexterity. How to build a calcium-rich diet and maintain a healthy weight. Designing an exercise program to match specific needs.
All in My Head
By Paula Kamen
At the age of twenty-four, Paula Kamen's life changed in an instant. While she was putting in her contacts, the left lens disturbed a constellation of nerves behind her eye. The pain was more piercing than that of any other headache she had ever experienced. More than a decade later, she still has a headache-the exact same headache. From surgery to a battery of Botox injections to a dousing of Lithuanian holy water, from a mountain of pharmaceutical products to aromatherapy and even a vibrating hat, All in My Head chronicles the sometimes frightening, usually absurd, and always ineffective remedies Kamen-like so many others-tried in order to relieve the pain. Beleaguered and frustrated by doctors who, frustrated themselves, periodically declared her pain psychosomatic, she came to understand the plight of the millions who suffer chronic pain in its many forms. Full of self-deprecating humour and razorsharp reporting, All in My Head is the remarkable story of patience, acceptance, and perseverance in the face of terrifying pain.
By Linda Blachman
To raise a child while living with cancer is to have your heart break. We have to learn how to live with broken hearts." So says one of the mothers interviewed in this powerful, inspirational, and deeply moving book, a tapestry of voices from ordinary women coping with every mother's nightmare: a cancer diagnosis while raising children.It's difficult to imagine a group more in need of attention and support than seriously ill mothers. Yet, women confronting the profound collision of mothering and cancer struggle amidst a remarkable absence of services or resources. Another Morning bridges that gap. The stories are interwoven with the author's personal and professional reflections, drawing on her 25 years as a public health educator specializing in maternal-child health, and her experience as a mother. She explores themes of universal interest and concern for mothers: What can we do to responsibly prepare ourselves and our young for life's inevitable losses? Can a mother ever be seen as both strong and fallible, as a whole human being?For mothers and all those who care about them, this book is an invaluable companion and source of comfort, full of insights, guidance, and real-world wisdom.
The Arthritis Helpbook
By James Fries, Kate Lorig
The Arthritis Helpbook is the world's leading guide to coping with joint pain, and has been used by more than 600,000 readers over its twenty years in print. It succeeds because of its tested advice, its hundreds of useful hints, and its emphasis on self-management-helping people with arthritis and fibromyalgia to achieve their own health goals. Chapters allow readers to: Learn proven techniques to reduce pain and increase dexterity Build a calcium-rich diet and maintain a healthy weight Design an exercise program that matches their needs Find tips and gadgets that solve common problems, big and small Overcome fatigue, depression, and other troubling feelings associated with these health issues Learn about all available arthritis medications and surgeries
Adventures in Natural Childbirth
By Janet Schwegel, Pam England
Over the last few years, more and more women have been resisting the allure of "labour-free" elective C-sections in favour of the benefits of natural childbirth. Not only is it widely considered the best and safest way to deliver a child, natural childbirth empowers women by reinforcing their belief in themselves and their abilities. In Adventures in Natural Childbirth, editor Janet Schwegel taps into this growing movement with a fascinating collection of personal, engaging, and revealing stories from thirty-nine women on their journey through pregnancy, labour, and natural childbirth. These women's tales capture the full range of emotions and physical sensations natural childbirth can evoke,from calm to fear, from elation to pain, and everything in between,and give readers a true sense of the joys and the hardships involved. Divided into sections by caregiver (midwife, doula, physician, or unattended) and complete with essays from practitioners on their roles in natural birth and how they help women achieve their goals, Adventures in Natural Childbirth is essential reading for any woman who is considering,or is simply curious about,giving birth naturally.
The Anti-Aging Plan
By Lisa Walford, Roy L. Walford, M.D.
The late Dr. Roy L. Walford spent much of his life's work researching low-calorie diets, and is now recognized as a pioneer of what is widely recognized as "calorie restriction" (CR),a diet consisting of fewer calories while maintaining adequate nutrition. In The Anti-Aging Plan, his landmark book first published in 1994, Dr. Walford presents the results of his studies and clearly describes how the principles of nutrient-rich caloric limitation can be applied to everyday dieting habits. In the latter half of the book, Dr. Walford and his daughter Lisa, a chef and yoga instructor, offer over one hundred delicious recipe ideas that apply to Dr. Walford's diet plan.
After Your Divorce
By Cynthia Macgregor, Robert Alberti
It's over. The divorce is final, your ex is out of your house and-mostly-out of your life. Now what? Are you ready to get on with your life? Do you have dreams, plans, skills, energy for what comes next? And will you be making it happen, or letting it happen? MacGregor and Alberti have prepared a friendly, straightforward manual of advice and suggestions that assumes every woman is capable of handling life on her own. Help for emotional recovery (MacGregor is a "survivor," Alberti is a psychologist), practical matters (finances, home maintenance), dealing with your ex, helping your children to cope ("we didn't divorce you!"), and much, much more.
The Antibiotic Paradox
By Stuart B Levy
In this totally revised and updated edition of the classic primer on the misuse of antibiotics, Dr. Stuart Levy reveals how our cavalier and naïve attitude about the power of antibiotics can have -and already has had-dire consequences. He explains that we are currently witnessing a massive evolutionary change in bacteria. This build-up of new antibiotic-resistant bacteria in individuals and the environment, mixed with our overzealous use of antibiotic soaps and the unregulated dispensing of antibiotics worldwide, is leading us into a dangerous territory where our "miracle" drugs will no longer help.
The Antidepressant Fact Book
By Peter Breggin
Known as "the Ralph Nader of psychiatry," Dr. Peter Breggin has been the medical expert in countless court cases involving the use or misuse of psychoactive medications. This unusual position has given him unprecedented access to private pharmaceutical research and correspondence files, information from which informs this straight-talking guide to the most prescribed and controversial category of American drugs: antidepressants. From how these drugs work in the brain to how they treat (or don't treat) depression and obsessive-compulsive, panic, and other disorders from the documented side and withdrawal effects to what every parent needs to know about antidepressants and teenagers, The Anti-Depressant Fact Book is up-to-the minute and easy-to-access. Hard-hitting and enlightening, every current, former, and prospective antidepressant-user will want to read this book.
All About Asthma
By Irwin J. Polk
All about Asthma: Stop Suffering and Start Living is an astute examination of a disease that persists despite the best efforts of medical science. Dr. Polk, an expert with over 40 years of experience treating asthma and allergic diseases, discusses important new techniques and equipment for identifying asthma and cost-effective medicines for prevention and treatment. He notes that drug companies are also evaluating new chemicals and devices for prevention and treatment of episodes of asthma. According to the author, specialists are broadening their horizons by paying closer attention to inflammation of the lungs as a prime target for asthma management. All about Asthma will be an invaluable resource that will help patients and their families understand and control this disease.