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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.
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.
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.
`Gripping ... so powerfully emotional that at times I had to put it down to wipe my eyes' Mail on Sunday `How do you say thank you to someone for giving you their heart? It is the greatest gift a person can ever give.' Marc is a promising young footballers of 15, growing up in Scotland. A few hundred miles away in England, Martin is a fun-loving 16-year-old. Both are enjoying their summers when they are suddenly struck down by debilitating illnesses. Within days, the boys are close to death. Although their paths have never crossed, their fortunes are about to be bound in the most extraordinary, intimate way. One of them will die and in doing so, he will save the other's life. This is a deeply powerful and dramatic story. It is extremely rare for the family of a donor to have any personal contact with the recipient of their loved one's organ. Yet remarkably, the mothers of these two boys meet and become friends, enabling the extraordinary, bittersweet moment in which a mother who has lost her son meets the boy he saved. Reaching out and placing her palm flat against his chest, she feels the heart of her son beating away inside another. Her boy, the boy who gave his heart away.
An intimate and compelling exploration into the unique psyche of the heart surgeon, by one of the profession's most eminent figures. Although Professor Stephen Westaby was born with the necessary coordination and manual dexterity, it was a head trauma sustained during university that gifted him the qualities of an exceptional heart surgeon: qualities that are frequently associated with psychopathy. His thirty-five-year career has been characterised by fearlessness and ruthless ambition; leaving empathy at the hospital door as thousands of patients put their lives in his hands. For heart surgeons, the inevitable cost of failure is death and in The Knife's Edge, Westaby reflects on the unique mindset of those who are drawn to this exhilarating and often tragic profession. We discover the pioneers who grasped opportunities and took chances to drive innovation and save lives. Often difficult, uninhibited and fearless, theirs is a field constantly threatened by the risk of public failure. Like those before him, Westaby refuses to draw the line in his search of a lifetime solution to problems of the heart. His determination is unerring - a steadfastness underpinned by his unusual mind. But as we glimpse into the future of cardiac surgery, for all its remarkable scientific advancement, one question remains: within the confines of socialised medical healthcare systems, how can heart surgeons - individuals often hardwired with avoidance of self-doubt, a penchant for glory and a flagrant disregard for authority - truly flourish?
ENT conditions, respiratory, skin, gastro-intestinal, nervous system, urinary/renal, cleft lip and palate, hernias, stenosis (e.g. pyloric stenosis), meningocele, volvulus, undescended testes and imperforated anus. Focus should be on assessment (definitions, causes, clinical manifestations, pathophysiology, complications), making nursing diagnoses, health education, planning nursing care, and management of patients with these condition.
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.
This edition has been updated to bring the material in line with the current unit standard. In so doing, this new edition provides you with everything you need to know to act effectively in medical and first-aid emergencies. Written by a team of experienced Red Cross first-aid trainers, the manual teaches you to recognise emergency situations and medical conditions, and guides you in providing first-aid treatment.
Occupational Health: Management and Practice for Health Professionals is a well-known and widely prescribed text in this discipline. The fifth edition has been updated to include the latest legislation and research concerning this subject. Drawing on their experience in the field of Occupational Health, the authors explain the relationship between work and health as a two-way process in which the working environment may affect the health of workers, and the workers' state of health may impact on their ability to do their jobs. The text gives clear guidelines on how to deal with this relationship. Occupational Health: Management and Practice for Health Professionals has been written to meet the needs of anyone working in this field, but particularly those completing the occupational health component of a basic healthcare programme or pursuing a career in occupational health practice. This new edition has also been peer reviewed by experts in the field.
Volksgeneeskuns in Suid-Afrika is ’n versameling van 8705 boererate en het die eerste keer in 1965 verskyn. Vandag, 60 jaar later, lyk die mediese en farmakologiese landskap totaal anders. Daarom is dit so interessant – en soms lagwekkend – om te sien hoe vinnig ons mediese en farmakologiese kennis intussen gevorder het.
Die versameling bevat rate wat op bygeloof of tradisionele mondelinge oorlewering berus. Ander rate maak staat op veldkennis en die botaniese name van middels word verstrek. Daar word raat uitgedeel vir kwale van asma tot ylhoofdigheid.
“Vermaaklike oomblikke is talryk vir die moderne leser – en die algemene gebruik van hondebloed, velle van pas geslagte katte, luislange en dies meer, laat ’n mens verbysterd – tot jy besef met hoeveel radeloosheid daar voor sekere siektes te staan gekom is.” Dr. Dione Prinsloo – geskiedkundige.
In 1985, Peter Everett landed the job as Superintendent of Southwark Mortuary. In just six years he'd gone from lowly assistant to running the UK's busiest murder morgue. He couldn't believe his luck. What he didn't know was that Southwark, operating in near-Victorian conditions, was a hotbed of corruption. Attendants stole from the dead, funeral homes paid bribes, and there was a lively trade in stolen body parts and recycled coffins. Set in the fascinating pre-DNA and psychological profiling years of 1985-87, this memoir tells a gripping and gruesome tale, with a unique insight into a world of death most of us don't ever see. Peter managed pathologists, oversaw post mortems and worked alongside Scotland Yard's Murder Squad - including on the case of the serial killer, the Stockwell Strangler. This is a thrilling tale of murder and corruption in the mid-1980s, told with insight and compassion.
An easy and accessible guide to boosting your brain power by an acclaimed neurosurgeon and neuroscientist For years Dr Rahul Jandial has transformed the lives of his neurosurgery patients by putting them through 'brain rehab', his specially developed boot camp for restoring brain function. In this eye-opening, informative and accessible guide, he uses his years of expertise to show how healthy people can rewire their brains to work in a higher gear. With quick and easy daily exercises, Life Lessons from a Brain Surgeon will show you how to: * boost your memory * control stress and emotions * minimize pain * unleash creativity * raise smart kids * reduce the risk of Alzheimer's. Using a combination of scientific research and fascinating real-life stories from his own operating room, acclaimed neurosurgeon Rahul Jandial explains how to boost your brain power for good.
The story of poison is the story of power... For centuries, royal families have feared the gut-roiling, vomit-inducing agony of a little something added to their food or wine by an enemy. To avoid poison, they depended on tasters, unicorn horns and antidotes tested on condemned prisoners. Servants licked the royal family's spoons, tried on their underpants and tested their chamber pots. Ironically, royals terrified of poison were unknowingly poisoning themselves daily with their cosmetics, medications and filthy living conditions. Women wore makeup made with lead. Men rubbed feces on their bald spots. Physicians prescribed mercury enemas, arsenic skin cream, drinks of lead filings and potions of human fat and skull, fresh from the executioner. Gazing at gorgeous portraits of centuries past, we don't see what lies beneath the royal robes and the stench of unwashed bodies; the lice feasting on private parts; and worms nesting in the intestines. The Royal Art of Poison is a hugely entertaining work of popular history that traces the use of poison as a political - and cosmetic - tool in the royal courts of Western Europe from the Middle Ages to the Kremlin today.
Now in its eleventh edition, De Haan’s Health of Southern Africa has been updated so that it is aligned with new as well as legacy nursing qualifications, and remains a ‘must-have’ source of information.
Text on the Sustainable Development Goals, antimicrobial stewardship and infection control practices surrounding Ebola have been added. The three chapters on environmental health have been revised and strengthened. All content focuses on the situation in southern Africa and the local burden of disease.
Met lewensgetroue hoedefinisie-illustrasies bied hierdie publikasie ’n uitsonderlike blik op al die belangrikste liggaamsdele en -stelsels, van kroontjie tot kleintoontjie. Akkurate terminologie in Afrikaans en Engels, asook definisies en verhelderende teks stel lesers verder in staat om grondige kennis van die spesiale eienskappe en werking van die verskillende liggaamstelsels op te doen.
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.
An encyclopedia of natural home remedies, covering all the main healing techniques from aromatherapy to vitamin and nutritional therapies. Beautifully illustrated throughout, with comprehensive information on safe natural remedies to treat the whole family. More and more people today are turning to natural home remedies to treat all types of illness. The Complete Illustrated Guide to Natural Home Remedies is an encyclopedic treasure, providing authoritative information on the various treatments available for all common ailments. With sections on homeopathy, herbalism, aromatherapy, flower remedies and vitamin and nutritional therapies, the book is arranged so that information is easily and instantly accessible. Containing a therapeutic directory of common ailments, a list of natural remedies and their uses and properties, as well as a home medicine chest and practical first-aid tips, Karen Sullivan makes treating illness safe and easy.
The brains behind the #1 bestselling Carbs & Cals are back! This time with the perfect book for people following a very low-calorie diet, such as the 8-Week Blood Sugar Diet.
* 75 delicious, easy-to-prepare recipes
* 30 daily meal plans (all 800 cals or less)
* 20 low-calorie snacks
* 330 photos of ingredients to help you plan your own meals and snacks
* Values for carbs, calories, protein, fat, saturated fat, fibre and 5-a-day fruit & veg
* An informative introduction, explaining the scientific evidence behind the blood sugar diet and other very low-calorie diets
* 15 breakfasts
* 5 curries
* 15 salads
* 5 slow cooker dishes
* 5 stir-fries
* 10 soups
* 6 smoothies
* 15 general healthy meals
* 20 snacks
* 54 pages of individual ingredients
Featuring a range of beautifully designed, mouth-watering recipes, scrumptious snacks and 30 helpful daily meal plans, this visual guide helps you meet your calorie allowance. Be inspired! Planning very low-calorie meals has never been easier!
This is part of the bestselling Carbs & Cals series of health books. Check out the other books in the series: SALADS, SOUPS, SMOOTHIES, 5:2 DIET PHOTOS, the award-winning CARB & CALORIE COUNTER and POCKET COUNTER. Available now on Amazon.
Curricula in nursing, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, human nutrition and medicine have to include modules on integrative healthcare in the pre-registration programmes (degree and diploma programmes) in order to educate prospective health professionals with regard to the basic principles of integrative healing (complementary and alternative practices).
Modules on alternative healing should be included in pre-registration curricula in order to educate health professionals with regard to the basic principles of traditional healing, herbalism, reflexology and aromatherapy. This is especially so because the integration of alternative allied health professions into the healthcare team is encouraged by healthcare providers.
No other textbook on integrative healthcare that includes the principles of traditional healing is currently available to be used in the training of nurses, doctors and allied health professionals at universities and colleges.
With 1250 UKCAT practice questions (including a full mock exam), in-depth explanations, and comprehensive tips and techniques spanning over 770 pages, this book constitutes an ideal preparation tool for the UKCAT, helping candidates save time, retain focus and optimise their score. Fully compliant with the new-style UKCAT exam for 2018 entry, the book shows how to approach each type of question (abstract, verbal and quantitative reasoning, decision making and situational judgement) and helps candidates familiarise themselves with all the potential traps that can be laid by the examiners. The overwhelming range of exercises that it contains will enable all UKCAT candidates to refine and optimise their technique to answer questions under strict time constraints. This book replicates the breadth and depth of the different types of questions that can be asked in the live UKCAT test and the spectrum of difficulties that it covers (from normal to stretching), which makes it an ideal preparation tool for all those who want to achieve a high score and maximise their chances of getting into the medical school of their choice.
The Carbs & Cals POCKET COUNTER is a pocket-size version of the #1 bestselling Carbs & Cals CARB & CALORIE COUNTER. Our simple visual method of showing hundreds of food and drink photos makes counting carbs and calories a breeze. Simply compare the food on your plate with the portions in the book to quickly see the nutritional content of your meal. FEATURES; Over 800 food & drink photos. Nutrients in colour-coded circles. Values for carbs, calories, protein, fat, saturated fat, fibre and 5-a-day. NEW! Updated nutritional values
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