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Sugar is increasingly portrayed as the villain in a global "diabesity" epidemic triggering demands for drastic cuts in consumption. Is such a regulatory change feasible and would it even make sense? Sweetness and Light takes a broad look at the best of what is known - ranging from photosynthesis and our gut microbes to the ongoing industrial revolution and genetically obese laboratory rats - and concludes that the demonization of sugar incidentally the world's most efficient source of calories in terms of agricultural land obscures the need to focus on a host of more complex and troublesome culprits of the world's contemporary metabolic woes.
What if you could not only manage your diabetes, but actually reverse it? The Reverse Your Diabetes Diet takes a fresh approach to managing type 2 diabetes. Based on the latest research, this book will provide you with the information you need to modify your diet and achieve stable control of blood glucose levels. Including 60 easy-to-prepare recipes, covering breakfasts, snacks, main meals and even desserts, this book is the perfect guide to nutrition for anyone with type 2 diabetes. With meal plans, food lists and healthy alternatives to your favourite foods, you'll find new ideas for what to make from the ingredients in your shopping basket. Written by diabetes expert Dr David Cavan and in association with diabetes.co.uk, the UK's largest online diabetes community, Reverse Your Diabetes Diet will help you to take control of your diabetes and live healthily for good.
Jennifer Bute was a highly qualified senior doctor in a large clinical practice, whose patients included those with dementia. Then she began to notice symptoms in herself. She was finally given a diagnosis of Young Onset Dementia in 2009. After resigning as a GP, she resolved to explore what could be done to slow the progress of dementia. The aim of this practical book is to help people who are living with dementia and to give hope to those who are with them on the dementia journey. Jennifer believes that her dementia is an opportunity as well as a challenge. Her important insights are that the person `inside' remains and can be reached, even when masked by the condition, and that spirituality rises as cognition becomes limited. `The observant physician shines through in Dr Bute's book, while her practical advice reveals the resourcefulness of an inventor. Alzheimer's disease has surely met one of its toughest ever adversaries!' - Peter Garrard, Professor of Neurology, University of London
This informative and very practical book is intended to help
parents and teachers equip children with dyspraxia, or
developmental coordination disorder, with the strategies that will
enable them to live as normal a life as possible with this hidden
handicap. Examining the developmental path of the child through the
early years at home, at nursery school, grade school, high school,
and into adulthood, it offers special tips on how to encourage
children with dyspraxia to improve their social skills and develop
a strong self-esteem. Included is information about the causes and
symptoms of dyspraxia, characteristics of the condition, diagnostic
procedures, and a glossary of terms.
Whether we are going through a period of being house-bound through ill health or facing a short or longer stay in hospital, we can find help and consolation in the Bible. This book offers 24 undated reflections drawing on a range of relevant Bible passages, and offering ways of connecting more closely with God and drawing strength, peace and security from the knowledge of his presence with us.
When someone has dementia, traditional books can become incomprehensible and meaningless. This title from the popular range of Pictures to Share books is designed to be accessible and entertaining for anyone with earlier stage dementia who may enjoy poetry and images that are sad, inspirational and comforting and need a prompt to help them talk about it. The range of beautiful and powerful pictures and short texts combines the magic of poetry with a selection of beautiful paintings and photography. All the images are powerful and easy to understand, and prompt lots of memories and discussion between those with Alzheimer's or other dementia and their family, friends and carers. Even when people with dementia can no longer hold a conversation they will enjoy looking through the book and studying the pages. Arranged in a clear and easy to understand format.
Move past anxiety and discover what really matters to you. Written by three experts in teen mental health, this powerful workbook offers evidence-based activities grounded in acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) to help you cope with anxiety, build resilience, stop avoiding the things you fear, and lead a fuller, happier life. Anxiety is what we feel when we're scared about some future event that may or may not happen. When you're struggling with anxiety your mind is trying to protect you from danger, so it's busy telling you about all the things you can't do. Along with these thoughts come a host of feelings and bodily sensations-such as sweaty palms, restlessness, lightheadedness, and stomach aches. But it's not the anxious thoughts that make anxiety a problem. It's the actions we take, or don't take, as a result of these thoughts. In The Mindfulness and Acceptance Workbook for Teen Anxiety, you'll find helpful alternatives to the ineffective strategies and habits you're currently using to deal with anxiety, such as avoidance. You'll find basic information about anxiety to help you recognize what it looks and feels like, mindfulness tips to help you stay in the moment when you feel worried about the future, and tips to help you connect with your own values so you can start putting the important things in life first.
The moving and hilarious true story of a young woman who found romance and laughter in the midst of illness
At the age of eighteen, Angela Balcita had reached a point in her life when her health could not keep up with her optimistic personality. After suffering kidney failure and after her body's rejection of the kidney her brother donated to her, she was in desperate need of a transplant.
Lucky for Angela, she had found the ultimate partner in crime: her boyfriend, Charlie. Although they had known each other for only a short period of time, Charlie offered Angela his kidney. The ensuing story is unforgettable, with readers following Angela and Charlie's journey through preparations for their respective surgeries; the procedures themselves, difficult yet emotionally riveting; the process of recuperation through the relapses; and the eventual healing--both inside and out--that greets this undeniably powerful duo.
Expanded from Angela's unforgettable "Modern Love" column in the New York Times and by turns funny, bittersweet, and heartwarming, Moonface will make readers laugh, cry, and, above all, appreciate the importance of unconditional love.
While growing older is inevitable, many of the troubles we associate with aging--including dementia, disability, and an increased dependence on others--are not. The choices we make now can help us to maintain our vitality, a sharp mind, and our independence as we age. Filled with simple, everyday actions we can take to avoid disease, promote vitality, and prevent dementia and late onset Alzheimer's, The Aging Brain is an easy-to-use guide to maintaining brain and body health throughout our lives. Based on solid, up-to-date scientific research, the interventions explained in this book not only prevent progression toward dementia even in those who have already shown mild cognitive impairment, they also reduce disability and depression and keep people living independently longer than those who do not practice these methods. For anyone hoping to slow the aging process, as well as anyone who acts as a caregiver to someone at risk of or already beginning to suffer from dementia and other age-related diseases, this book offers a hopeful, healthy way forward.
Stroke is one of the UK's five main killers (the others are heart disease, cancer, lung and liver disease). Nearly 1.2 million in the UK have survived a stroke - and so are at risk of another. Stroke is preventable. Up to 10,000 strokes a year could be prevented if more people sought help from A&E earlier Stroke affects around 150,000 people each year in the UK, with about 49,000 episodes proving fatal. This book aims to help people prevent another stroke (or another cardiovascular event) and to live a full life after a stroke. Topics include: The brain and blood supply - why and how a stroke may happen Key warning symptoms Causes and types of stroke, mainly ischaemic, but also haemorrhagic, and including TIAs (transient ischaemic attacks) Risk factors for stroke - modifiable and otherwise; and the overlap with dementia Diagnosis and treatment Lifestyle changes to prevent another stroke Living with disability Advice for carers Further information and sources of advice.
World Book Night 2018 In 2012, The Recovery Letters was launched to host a series of letters online written by people recovering from depression, addressed to those currently affected by a mental health condition. Addressed to 'Dear You', the inspirational and heartfelt letters provided hope and support to those experiencing depression and were testament that recovery was possible. Now for the first time, these letters have been compiled into an anthology for people living with depression and are interspersed with motivating quotes and additional resources as well as new material written specifically for the book. This powerful collection of personal letters from people with first-hand experiences of depression will serve as a comforting resource for anyone on the journey to recovery.
Cheryl Fong's battles in life didn't begin with the onset of Motor Neurone Disease. In a starkly honest autobiography, she relates her story of hardship growing up in a country town with an exacting mother and a demanding father. Her nursing career in Darwin came to an abrupt end as she became the unmarried mother of a son in difficult circumstances. Surviving Cyclone Tracy and a failed first marriage, her good humour, compassion and intelligence gave her strength to face further challenges, culminating in love at forty. The onset of Motor Neurone Disease prompted her to write her history for her sons, with a view to being an aid to other MND sufferers. Yet all readers will be elevated by this touching story of a brave, strong, kind woman whose legacy was to be "Beloved on this Earth".
Eating Well Through Cancer, a groundbreaking cookbook especially for cancer patients and caregiver support, is now available in a new and expanded 15 YEAR ANNIVERSARY EDITION. Chemotherapy, radiation or surgery can affect the patient's appetite, so the chapters include nourishing foods that are best tolerated to ease common side effects such as nausea, sore mouth and throat, taste changes, neutropenia and weight loss. This practical cookbook has an easier-to-read format, simple nutritious recipes, beautiful photographs, tips and information that will guide a cancer patient through their treatment. Super-satisfying recipes include creamy Easy Potato Soup for a sore mouth, comfort food like Chicken and Dumplings and the extensive Smoothie and Snack Chapter to help the patient eat nutrient-rich food during this challenging time. Each delicious recipe includes nutritional information plus highlights diabetic, gluten-free, vegetarian and freezer-friendly recipes. With an emphasis on everyday healthy eating, this book will also be an invaluable recipe resource for cancer prevention.
“Without this book I would not be walking today” Marguerite Patten, O.B.E.
This book has cured arthritic pain for millions of people worldwide. It’s also quite an old text now so we have responded to the requests of readers and sales reps suggestions by updating the book’s medical and nutritional advice so that it’s totally authoritative and also the recipes are more palettable for today’s arthritis sufferer.
Doctor's Home Cure for Arthritis is a seven day action plan designed to provide relief from arthritic pain – and in the longer term to heal arthritis. Based on dietary change, the programme eliminates many processed foods, (includeing caffeine and alcohol) and replaces these with foods of special benefit to arthritis sufferers.
Now fully revised by respected Harvard nutritionist Jeannette Ewin Ph.D., the book contains totally updated:
Marie Fleming became a household name in Ireland with her trail-blazing campaign for the right to die with dignity, when she took a landmark case against the Irish State to lift the ban on assisted suicide. But behind the Multiple Sclerosis sufferer's brave fight lay a remarkable life story known to few. From her young years growing up in Donegal, as she struggled to keep her family together after her mother left, to her battle to keep her own baby - born when Marie was still a teenager - to her later quest for education and self-betterment against the odds, An Act of Love is an unforgettable story of ambition, of sorrow, and of life lived to the full. In it, she also describes coming to terms with MS and the ordeal of her later court case. Completed just before Marie's death in late 2013, most of all, this is a story of the power of abiding love.
`If we had a keen vision and feeling of all ordinary human life, it would be like hearing the grass grow and the squirrel's heart beat, and we should die of that roar which lies on the other side of silence.' George Eliot, Middlemarch Having spent her life trying to patch up the souls of others, psychiatrist Linda Gask came to realise that being an expert in depression didn't confer any immunity from it - she had to learn take care of herself, too. Artfully crafted and told with warmth and honesty, this is the story of Linda's journey, interwoven with insights into her patients' diverse experiences of depression -inextricably linked with problems in the past and the present such as vulnerability, fear, loss, loneliness, dependence and grief. She sets out to convey, in a new and original way, how it truly feels to experience this devastating illness, what psychotherapy is about, and the role of medication- and provides hope for those who suffer from depression and their loved ones whilst busting the stigma of mental illness.
The true story of a fiery young woman's heartwarming and hilarious journey that takes her from near-death in California to a trip around the world in search of her ultimate salvation. Along the way, she discovers a world of cultural mayhem, radical medical treatment, and, most importantly, a piece of her life she never even knew she was missing. When Amy B. Scher was struck with undiagnosed late-stage, chronic Lyme disease, the best physicians in America labeled her condition incurable and potentially terminal. Deteriorating rapidly, she went on a search to save her own life-from the top experts in Los Angeles and the world-renowned Mayo Clinic in Minneapolis to a state-of-the-art hospital in Chicago. After exhausting all of her options in the US, she discovered a possible cure-but it was highly experimental, only available in India, and had as much of a probability of killing her as it did of curing her. Knowing the risks, Amy packed her bags anyway and flew across the world hoping to find the ultimate cure. This Is How I Save My Life is a powerful and uplifting story of sheer determination for anyone who believes in-or doubts-the existence of miracles and the infinite power of self-healing when it seems like all hope is lost.
Inspired by "The Daily Zoo", "Keeping the Doctor at Bay with a Drawing a Day" and "The Daily Zoo, Year 2", Chris Ayers has created "My Daily Zoo" to get the creativity of the young and old alike brewing! This activity book will provide page upon page of exercises that will provide YOU with ample opportunities to create your own personal zoo of characters. Some examples of what you will find within the cover are: an octopus with the ends of his tentacles missing, you get to add what you would like to see held in the eight spaces; scribbles that get turned into characters with scribbles drawn to inspire your own characters; design a tortoise shell, a hippo tattoo, a bowling team's missing members; the dog show's competition line up; animal splicing (parts of different animals are provided for you to create your own). Have no fear, this book of artistic challenges will be started off with a step-by-step drawing follow-a-long: showing a line by line (shape by shape) progression of drawing a Daily Zoo character - provided with blank spaces next to each step for one to follow along.
A powerful call for a paradigm shift in heart disease therapy. Based on the groundbreaking results of a twenty-year nutritional study by Dr. Esselstyn, a preeminent researcher and clinician, this book illustrates that a plant-based, oil-free diet can not only prevent and stop the progression of heart disease but can also reverse its effects. The proof lies in the incredible outcomes for patients who have followed Dr. Esselstyn's program, including a number of patients in his original study who had been told by their cardiologists that they had less than a year to live. Within months of starting the program, Dr. Esselstyn's patients began to improve dramatically, and twenty years later, they remain free of symptoms. Complete with more than 150 delicious recipes, this book explains the science behind the simple plan that has drastically changed the lives of Dr. Esselstyn's patients forever. It will empower readers to take control of their heart health.
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