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Our planet is in the grip of an obesity pandemic. More than a billion people worldwide are overweight and over 600 million are obese. We live in an obesogenic environment in which it is much easier to get fat than to stay fit. How has this come to be? Who is to blame? What can we do?
In Fat Planet, Dr David Lewis and Dr Margaret Leitch examine the social and psychological causes of the obesity pandemic in order to answer these questions. They use ground-breaking research to highlight the behaviour of corporations that relentlessly promote foods high in sugar, fat and salt, and show that these 'junk' foods have shockingly similar neurological effects to hard drugs. They consider the prevalence of food cues which unconsciously stimulate our desire to consume. And they debunk the myths of fad diets and slimming pills, suggesting practical, easily implemented strategies for sustainable weight loss.
The evidence is clear: our problem with obesity must be addressed or we will face catastrophic consequences. It is not too late to change.
Reverse Your Diabetes provides all the information and support you need to take control of type 2 diabetes and, potentially, to reverse it.
Based on the latest research and proven results, this clear and effective programme outlines the key steps you need to take to turn around your health: watch what you eat, get more active, monitor your progress and commit to change. Written by diabetes expert Dr David Cavan and in association, Reverse Your Diabetes also tackles the myths and misinformation about type 2 diabetes.
This is an essential book that will empower you to take control of your diabetes and maximise your health for good.
Culture and its impact on health assessment and interventions is widely recognised as an essential aspect of medical training. While courses are proliferating throughout Africa and the rest of the world, there has, until now, been no suitable student textbook or reference text to support such initiatives. The authors of Cultural issues in health and health care deal with the basic principles of transcultural care and focus on training practitioners to be able to put the principles into practice in their own health settings.
Dr. James W. Kalat's BIOLOGICAL PSYCHOLOGY is the most widely used text in the course area, and for good reason: an extremely high level of scholarship, a clear writing style with amusing anecdotes, and precise examples.
Throughout all editions, Kalat's goal has been to make biological psychology accessible to psychology students, not just to biology majors and pre-meds. Another goal has been to convey the excitement of the search for biological explanations of behavior, and Kalat delivers.
Updated with new topics, examples, and recent research findings--and supported by the interactive learning tools provided in the MindTap™ online learning platform--this text speaks to today's students and instructors.
As jong seun het Danie Smuts met ’n blikkie agter vee in die veld aangeloop om kuttels te versamel vir ’n konkoksie om maselspasiŽnte se simptome te verlig. Min het hy toe geweet dat hy eendag die legendariese aanbieder van ’n gewilde Springbok Radio-program sou word waarin die volk kure vir allerlei kwinte en kwale deel.
Toe Boererate – ’n keur van die tradisionele advies wat luisteraars oor die jare vir Smuts se radioprogram ingestuur het – in 1989 verskyn, was dit onmiddellik ’n treffer. Sedertdien het diť besonderse boek uit sirkulasie verdwyn, maar die aanvraag daarvoor nie.
’n Byna vergete era in die Afrikaanse kultuurgeskiedenis word in herinnering geroep deur diť vreemdsoortige en dikwels skreeusnaakse wenke. Die volgende stappe word byvoorbeeld aanbeveel om griep te bekamp:
Maar wees gewaarsku: Dat die griep binne 24 uur sal verdwyn, word gewaarborg, maar jy mag dalk ’n hoofpyn oorhou.
Boererate se oorsprong word teruggevoer na verskillende bronne: waarnemings, eerstehandse ondervinding, mites, godsdiens en selfs toorkuns. Behandeling gaan dikwels gepaard met die uitvoer van komieklike rituele.
Tussen die mediese advies is daar ook handige raad oor sake op die plaaswerf: hoe om ’n troeteldier se vel te laat blink, aartappelsteggies lank vars te hou, van lastige miere ontslae te raak, en nog baie meer.
Boererate bied onontbeerlike pitkos vir geskiedenis-liefhebbers en is ’n nostalgiese terugblik op ’n kosbare stukkie Afrikaner-erfenis.
This book is intended for counselling courses for undergraduate and graduate students in psychology, Counsellor education, human services, and the mental health professions. It surveys the major concepts and practices of the contemporary therapeutic systems and addresses some ethical and professional issues in Counselling practice.
The book aims to teach South African students to select wisely from various theories and techniques and to begin to develop a personal style of Counselling.
South Africa has one of the highest rates of extreme violence cases in the world, which has created a critical need for counsellors to be trained specifically in this area. In Trauma counselling: Principles and practice in South Africa today, a team of academics and practitioners have compiled a hands-on, yet theoretically grounded and evidence-based South African textbook on counselling victims of trauma. The first part of this publication focuses on the range of potentially traumatic events that commonly occur in South Africa. It clearly describes themes related to traumatic events and traumatic stress and introduces the basic principles of trauma counselling. This section also focuses on how traumatic stress may manifest in different client groups. The second part aims to familiarise students with a range of strategies suitable for trauma counselling, such as brief interventions, cognitive behaviour therapy, the narrative approach, strength-based interventions and integrated or alternative approaches. The final chapter is a personal one, in which the authors reflect on the lessons they have learnt from their own practice and the techniques they have developed to protect themselves from vicarious trauma.
The unit manager must be able to deal with a wide range of tasks in the course of the day. These could range from compiling a duty roster, writing a unit procedure, compiling an emergency plan, preparing an annual budget or answering a legal question. The unit manager must also be able to manage a team of healthcare professionals, be able to lead and motivate the team, and organise the unit so that it functions effectively and in line with the institution's vision and mission. In addition, the unit manager must be able to keep control of supplies and equipment in the unit, which must be kept in good working order and replaced when necessary. All of these aspects are covered in Introduction to health services management for the unit manager, fourth edition.
Dimensions of healthcare management is the well-known and established source of management information healthcare professionals have come to trust. This third edition has been thoroughly revised to include the latest information in the field, with a new chapter on Project management and special attention paid to the chapters on Information Systems and Finance. All the relevant legislation has been updated. The text applies universal principles and components of management and leadership, as well as popular modern theories and approaches, to the healthcare environment. It also addresses the unique needs of a manager in the healthcare environment with topics such as assignment of nursing staff and patient classification. There is in-depth focus on human resources issues, such as recruitment, staff development, leadership, absenteeism, motivation and staff turnover. Every manager knows that managing an organisation's greatest asset - its people - is a very important part of her or his portfolio.
Imagine you could travel through the spellbinding worldof Fantastic Beasts... What would you pack if you were going to 1920s Paris? What kind of beasts could you imagine meeting there? What do you think it would be like to befriend a Niffler, to face an Obscurus or to visit a magical circus? Packed with fun activities and photos from the two Fantastic Beasts films, including full-page posters and an eight-page fold-out guide to Newt's beasts and unique London home.
The #1 Sunday Times and International Bestseller from 'the most influential public intellectual in the Western world right now' (New York Times) What are the most valuable things that everyone should know? Acclaimed clinical psychologist Jordan Peterson has influenced the modern understanding of personality, and now he has become one of the world's most popular public thinkers, with his lectures on topics from the Bible to romantic relationships to mythology drawing tens of millions of viewers. In an era of unprecedented change and polarizing politics, his frank and refreshing message about the value of individual responsibility and ancient wisdom has resonated around the world. In this book, he provides twelve profound and practical principles for how to live a meaningful life, from setting your house in order before criticising others to comparing yourself to who you were yesterday, not someone else today. Happiness is a pointless goal, he shows us. Instead we must search for meaning, not for its own sake, but as a defence against the suffering that is intrinsic to our existence. Drawing on vivid examples from the author's clinical practice and personal life, cutting edge psychology and philosophy, and lessons from humanity's oldest myths and stories, 12 Rules for Life offers a deeply rewarding antidote to the chaos in our lives: eternal truths applied to our modern problems.
Now in its fourth edition, this peer-reviewed and updated edition of The Auxiliary Nurse has been raised to Level 5 on the NQF and its content covers the requirements of the new Nursing Auxiliary qualification. Existing chapters have been expanded on and chapters on pharmacology and communication added. To meet the requirements of the new curriculum, sections on nursing the disabled and palliative care have been added to the chapter on vulnerable Groups. Great care has been taken to ensure that the content of this book is relevant, up-to-date and accessible. Where appropriate, information and procedures are supported by the latest evidence-based practice and the latest developments in the field of healthcare are explained, such as integrated care pathways.
Follow the amazing journey of the earliest stages of human life, with month-by-month development shown in unprecedented detail. The complex concepts and processes of emerging life are demystified in clear, jargon-free text, while specially commissioned 3D images, extraordinary photographs, and detailed artworks illustrate every aspect of human pregnancy. The 3D artworks, illustrations, scans, and photographs show exactly how a baby changes and grows during pregnancy, and how the female body adapts to carry it. A chapter on labour and birth explains these processes with step-by-step illustrations and easy-to-grasp text. The Science of Pregnancy also looks at the nature of human pregnancy, including how it evolved, and explores the anatomy and physiology of both the male and female reproductive systems. The mysteries of DNA and genetics are unravelled and explained in clear, illustrated detail, including patterns of inheritance and the interplay of genes and environment. The book also provides straightforward, illustrated information on possible problems before, during, and after birth.
Back and better than ever, Darby and Walsh's Dental Hygiene: Theory and Practice, 5th Edition offers everything you need to succeed in your coursework, at certification, and in clinical practice. No other dental hygiene text incorporates the clinical skills, theory, and evidence-based practice in such an approachable way. All discussions - from foundational concepts to diagnosis to pain management - are presented within the context of a unique patient-centered model that takes the entire person into consideration. New to this fifth edition is a much more streamlined approach - one that stays focused on need-to-know information, yet also houses expanded content on things like alternative practice settings, pediatric care, risk assessment, and dental hygiene diagnosis to give you added context when needed. This edition is also filled with new modern illustrations and new clinical photos to augment your learning. If you want a better grasp of all the dental hygienist's roles and responsibilities in today's practice, they Darby and Walsh's renowned text is a must-have. Focus on research and evidence-base practice provide proven findings and practical applications for topics of interest in modern dental hygiene care. Step-by-step procedure boxes with accompanying illustrations, clinical photos, and rationales outline the equipment required and the steps involved in performing key procedures. Critical thinking exercises, cases, and scenarios help hone your application and problem-solving skills. Feature boxes highlight patient education, law, ethics, and safety. UNIQUE! Discussions of theory provide a solid foundation for practice. Key terms are called out within chapters and defined in glossary with cross-references to chapters. Practice quizzes enable you to self-assess your understanding. NEW! Streamlined approach focuses on the information you need to know along with the practical applications. NEW! Added content covers alternative practice settings, new infection control guidelines, pediatric care, risk assessment, dental hygiene diagnosis, the electronic health record (EHR), and more. NEW! Modern illustrations and updated clinical photos give you a better picture of how to perform essential skills and utilize clinical technology. NEW! Online procedures videos guide you step-by-step through core clinical skills. NEW! Editorial team brings a fresh perspective and more than 30 years of experience in dental hygiene education, practice, and research.
For years, student pharmacists have jerry-built a pocket-sized collection of figures and tables containing key clinical information that they look up frequently. Many graduates carry their tattered resource along with them right into practice. Peripheral Brain for the Pharmacist, APhA's new 2019-2020 edition, includes more than 100 individual core reference pages-including a diabetes management algorithm, atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease risk pages, and a tool for identifying drug-related problems in the ICU. KEY FEATURES: More than 20 expert contributors ensure that the content reflects the latest developments in the field. The convenient spiral-bound, flip-and-read format fits easily in a lab coat for practical portability. Each individual card represents a core area of focus, from hypertension management and direct oral anticoagulants to pediatric measurements and immunization schedules.
Encompassing a range of alternative and natural healing traditions for the prevention, treatment and cure of common ailments, this beautifully illustrated reference book provides over 1,000 natural remedies to promote physical and mental well-being for the whole family. C. Norman Shealy's comprehensive and authoritative guide is an indispensable reference, containing all you need to know about healing with complementary and alternative techniques and therapies. With detailed sections covering Ayurveda, Chinese Herbal Medicine, Traditional Home and Folk Remedies, Homeopathy, Aromatherapy, Flower Remedies, Nutrition, Mindfulness, and Herbalism, this quick reference family guide includes: * The history and background to each therapy * Descriptions of the most useful remedies * A comprehensive list of ailments with suggested treatments * Alternative first aid remedies * How to stock a home healing medicine chest
The world's most trusted clinically focused anatomy text! Renowned for comprehensive coverage, the best-selling Clinically Oriented Anatomy guides students from initial anatomy and foundational science courses through clinical training and practice. The eighth edition reflects significant new information and updates and maintains the highest standards for scientific and clinical accuracy. Comprehensive updates reflect changes in the clinical application of anatomy as well as new imaging technologies, focusing on the anatomy that students need to know. Extensively revised "Clinical Blue Boxes" explore the practical applications of anatomy, and helpful icons distinguish the type of clinical information covered in each. Clinically relevant anatomy focuses on physical diagnosis, interpretation of diagnostic imaging, and understanding the anatomical basis of emergency medicine and general surgery. Insightfully rendered, anatomically accurate illustrations, with updates throughout , make this book an aesthetically rewarding learning resource. Combined with many photographs and medical images, these stunning visuals facilitate comprehension of anatomical concepts and retention of "mental images" of anatomical structures. New and updated medical imaging and integrated surface anatomy within each chapter demonstrates the relationship between anatomy, physical examination, and diagnosis. Expanded "Overview and Basic Concepts" chapter includes functional systemic anatomy summaries and introduces approaches to studying anatomy, terminology, imaging, and more. Inclusion of new sections describing the enteric nervous system (considered by some as a "second brain") and its unique role in the innervation of the digestive system gives students cutting-edge insight into this significant scientific discovery. A more realistic approach to the musculoskeletal system explores the action and use of muscles and muscle groups in daily activities, emphasizing gait and grip. "Bottom Line" boxes summarize information to facilitate ongoing review and underscore the big-picture viewpoint. Clinical Blue Box animations, case studies, and interactive multiple-choice questions online at thePoint.lww.com facilitate review and self-testing.
ín Nuttige handleiding wat 'n ereplek in elke Suid-Afrikaanse huis behoort te he. Maklike oplossings op daaglikse probleempies wat in en om die huis ontstaan, word hier prakties en effektief beantwoord. Van die behandeling van algemene kwale soos slaaploosheid, tot die skoonmaak van yskaste en silwerware. Daar is nuttige raad vir die gaarmaak en preservering van voedsel, algemene noodhulpwenke asook wenke vir buitelugliefhebbers.
How to find peace in a restless world, from the UK's leading yoga nidra practitioners. We live in a restless society. Even the things we do to relax and restore ourselves have become competitive, often played out and packaged for social media. We're on a constant mission to fix, refine and improve ourselves, endlessly consuming spiritual catchphrases, sharing images of physical perfection and analysing ourselves from every angle. But what if feeling OK, feeling `sorted' and feeing complete was possible without you having to do anything? What if all this doing is what's stopping you from actually being? What if that perfect vision of yourself in the future was already here right now? If you took a moment to stop, completely, then you'd see that what lies at the very core of your being is already perfectly at ease, perfectly peaceful, and perfectly OK. The Book of Rest is a guide born out of the philosophies and practices of yoga nidra (`sleep yoga') enabling the reader to recognise, allow and use rest to connect with their deepest, always-at-peace self.
A fascinating and long overdue examination of viruses - from what they are and what they do, to the vital role they have played in human history. What are viruses? Do they rely on genes, like all other forms of life? Do they follow the same patterns of evolution as plants and animals? Frank Ryan answers these questions and many more in a sweeping tour of illnesses caused by viruses. For example, the common cold, measles, chicken pox, herpes and mumps, rubella, as well as less familiar examples, such as rabies, `breakbone' fever, haemorrhagic fevers like Ebola, and virus-induced cancers. Along the way, readers will learn about the behaviours and ultimate goals of viruses, gaining a deeper understanding of their importance in relation to the origins and the evolution of life, as well as they ways viruses have changed us at the most intimate level, to help make us quintessentially human.
When Daniel Baxter, the medical director of a large community health centre in New York City, accepted an invitation to work in Botswana, he hardly knew where to find the country on a map. Yet he set out nonetheless, naively confident that he would do good by bringing his first-world expertise to help in the roll-out of Africa's first HIV/AIDS treatment programme. But Baxter's good intentions were quickly overwhelmed by the reality of AIDS in Africa, his misguided altruism engulfed by the sea of need around him. Lifted up by Botswana's remarkable and forgiving people and by the country's majestic beauty, Baxter soldiered on. His memorable encounters with those living with HIV/AIDS - their unfathomable woes assuaged by their oft-repeated declaration ''But God is good!'' - profoundly changed the way he thought about himself and his role as a doctor. Eight years later, when Baxter finally left Africa to return to the United States, he realised he was not so much the giver as the recipient of a great human gift. Compelling, humorous, courageous and often heart-breaking, One Life at a Time documents the extraordinary experiences of a fallible but compassionate doctor working at the front line of HIV/AIDS care in Botswana.
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