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"Alison, I’ve got bad news."
The voice of the pathologist at the other end of the telephone confirmed for Alison Tucker the news no woman ever wants to hear: she had breast cancer. Once the shock had settled, Alison decided that she would take charge. Not only would she take ownership of the dreaded disease, but she would do so with a positive mindset and prepare herself as best she could for what was to come. She did detailed research and paid close heed to what she was told by others who had walked the path before her. As she navigated her way through surgery and the chemotherapy and radiotherapy that followed, Alison’s determination paid off. Not only did she make new friends, but she learnt valuable life lessons too: acceptance of the illness for what it was, the amazing impact of ongoing advances in medical science, and the importance of being able to ask for – and receive – help.
In My Best Worst Year – A Breast Cancer Story, Alison gives us an authentic account of her experience, offering insights and advice for others who might one day face the same diagnosis. You will accompany her on her highs, empathise with her lows, and be amused by humorous anecdotes along the way. Through the generous support of family and friends, she has amassed a collection of practical tips for both patients and supporters which she shares with open-hearted honesty:
Contrary to Alison’s expectations, her year of treatment turned out to be her best worst year. By telling her story, she underlines the importance of a positive attitude and hopes to show that a person can still lead a productive and enjoyable life even after being diagnosed with cancer.
Die oorlewingstog van 'n dapper vrou.
“ ŉ Kale vlakte waar my regterbors eens was. Ek maak my oŽ toe en laat my brein toe om te proe aan hierdie monumentale ding. Kanker schmanker, besluit ek. Ek is nog net soveel vrou soos voor die operasie. My vroulikheid het toe al die tyd nie in my bors gesit nie. Dit sit in my kop, in my hart, in daardie onmeetbare, onaantasbare iets wat die gees genoem word.”
In hierdie aangrypende boek deel die bekende spanningsverhaalskrywer Madelein Rust die intiemste besonderhede van haar reis met borskanker. Dit is ŉ brutaal eerlike vertelling wat haar belewenis van die siekte met patos en humor uitbeeld. Lesers verkry ŉ eiesoortige blik op die fisieke ervarings van borskankerstryders sowel as die ewig veranderende binnewÍreld van diť wat teen die siekte veg.
Kanker schmanker! rus borskankerstryders toe met inligting wat nie altyd geredelik beskikbaar is nie en help hul geliefdes om die reis met kanker beter te verstaan. Dit is ŉ boek van hoop en triomf wat die leser hardop laat huil en laat lag. Dis 'n verhaal vir elkeen van ons wat ŉ stryd van enige aard stry.
Cooking with fewer or no carbs need not be boring or bland. Ine Reynierse, author of the best-selling Low Carb Is Lekker, has made it her mission to bring back normal dishes to the LCHF menu.
Her unique dough recipes mean that you can start enjoying bread, muffins, doughnuts, nachos, pizza, vetkoek and koeksisters again Ė but now without the carbs! Her simple and gourmet meals, including local favourites and some global classics, will entice and keep the entire family coming back for more Ö more healthy meals that is.
If an easy and budget-friendly low-carb lifestyle is what you are after, this book may very well be your best ally for the journey.
Kickstart ketosis, lose weight, gain energy and transform your health in just five days.
Pioneering research has shown that a diet that is low in carbs and calories and high in good fats that trigger ketosis can counteract many diseases and boost wellbeing better than water fasts. In The 5-Day Diet, nutrition expert and co-author of The Hybrid Diet, Patrick Holford, provides you with a tried and tested plan to trigger a self-repair process, called autophagy, which renews and rejuvenates your cells, reboots your metabolism and detoxifies your body. This book breaks down the science and how it works while giving you daily meal plans, recipes and exercises.
Whether you are after a quick fix with lasting results or looking to improve overall wellbeing, The 5-Day Diet is a springboard to better health.
Why do some people get really sick, even die from flu, while others don’t? Colds and flu, including Covid-19, are viral diseases that a healthy immune system should be able to fight off with natural immunity. But what is a healthy immune system and how can you promote your own immune power with diet and nutritients?
This book explains:
As The Real Meal Revolution continues to change lives, The Low-Carb Creed seeks to provide further important information on the lifestyle.
It provides a meal plan, updated lists and a full manifesto (called The Creed). It covers common stumbling blocks to weight loss, potential grey areas are discussed, and basic cooking techniques and mouth-watering recipes ensure the lifestyle is easy to follow. Myths and misconceptions surrounding dietary needs are dealt with, as well as super foods, supplements, alternatives to high-carb foods and instructions on how to get started.
LCHF is more than just Banting; the author also introduces the Paleo diet and how to transition onto it.
In partnership with The Noakes Foundation and the Eat Better South Africa initiative, the bestselling The Banting Solution is now in an easily accessible format!
Due to readers' requests for more basic recipes and a user-friendly format, The Banting Solution is now available in a size that fits every pocket. This little guide will provide all the tips and advice you need with which to start, successfully conclude and maintain your Banting lifestyle. The Banting Pocket Guide includes a chapter from Banting's most respected and passionate supporter, Prof. Tim Noakes; answers your most pressing questions; busts the myths that have cropped up around Banting; provides helpful meal plans, Banting-friendly food lists and recipes; teaches you how to Bant on a budget, making this lifestyle accessible to everyone; and much, much more. Most importantly, it teaches you how to get rid of those unwanted kilos and keep them off forever!
Easy to pop into your handbag or pocket, The Banting Pocket Guide is set to kick-start your new Banting lifestyle!
From award-winning science journalist Dr Michael Mosley: the story of Covid-19, the greatest public health threat of our time...
This book charts the trajectory of the Covid-19 virus, from its emergence in China at the end of 2019 to its rapid worldwide spread. Based on the latest scientific discoveries, Dr Mosley gives you a detailed understanding of the secrets of this Coronavirus, how it spreads, how it infects your body and how your immune system tries to fight back. Armed with the facts you'll be in a much better position to protect yourself and your family when the world begins to reopen.
Dr Mosley also follows the work of leading doctors and virus researchers as they battle to find treatments and a safe and effective vaccine (ultimately, the only way to defeat the virus).
My Low Carb Kitchen is an easy, accessible, step-by-step guide to living a low-carb lifestyle. It tells you which foods to eliminate, and which to include, to be healthy and full of energy.
With over 50 mouthwatering recipes, weekly meal plans and shopping lists, you will be organised in no time. My Low Carb Kitchen tells you all about:
Tissue salts are minerals that our bodies need to ensure optimal health. They are found in the Earthís rocks and soil, and in food that is grown organically in mineralrich soil. Considered to be the basic constituents of our bones, blood, organs and muscles, they are easily absorbed by the human body, with no side-effects. In this book, Margaret Roberts draws on decades of experience to advise readers on using the 12 key tissue salts to slow the ageing process, promote vitality and enhance health. Each tissue salt is presented in its own chapter, with tips on treating specific ailments; and advice on increasing the intake of the salts through the diet. An ailment chart is included for quick reference. An indispensable guide for anyone interested in health, wellness, and using natural remedies to ease the effects of ageing.
Across the world, 2 billion people experience menstruation, yet menstruation is seen as a mark of shame. We are told not to discuss it in public, that tampons and sanitary pads should be hidden away, the blood rendered invisible. In many parts of the world, poverty, culture and religion collide causing the taboo around menstruation to have grave consequences. Younger people who menstruate are deterred from going to school, adults from work, infections are left untreated. The shame is universal and the silence a global rule. In It's Only Blood Anna Dahlqvist tells the shocking but always moving stories of why and how people from Sweden to Bangladesh, from the United States to Uganda, are fighting back against the shame.
When working mother Vickie De Beer’s life changed forever, she and leading paediatric dietician Kath Megaw set about The Low-Carb Solution for Diabetics – and, in the process, developed an arsenal of the most effective systems and day-to-day strategies for practically dealing with diabetes.
Part emotive journey, part cookbook and part medical reference, and all bundled up in the care and love of devoted parents, The Low-Carb Solution for Diabetics is the fruit of their combined findings – at once personal and professional, and essential reading that effectively ‘closes the gap’ for families coping with diabetes. Underpinned by the knowledge that time is one of today’s most precious commodities, Vickie’s meals are simple to shop for, effortless to prepare and, above all, packed with all the essential nutrients growing bodies and minds need for optimal health.
Grouped seasonally and covering all days of the week, from Monday through Sunday (and not forgetting, sauces, treats and drinks), The Low-Carb Solution for Diabetics offers a wide array of choices for every meal of the day and to satisfy all those hunger pangs in between – a happy solution for both busy moms and even busier kids!
My Low Carb-Kombuis is ín maklike, toeganklike stapvir- stap-gids tot ín laekoolhidraat-lewenstyl. Dit verskaf riglyne oor watter kos om uit jou dieet te sny en wat om in te sluit vir optimale gesondheid en hope energie. Met meer as 50 watertandresepte, weeklikse maaltydplanne en inkopielyste om jou vinnig op dreef te kry! My Low Carb-Kombuis vertel jou alles oor: Hoe om oor te skakel na ín laekoolhidraatdieet; Hoe om gewig te verloor op ín laekoolhidraatdieet; Hoe ín laekoolhidraatdieet kan help met seliaksiekte, diabetes, chroniese moegheid, glutenintoleransie en inflammasie; Hoe om smaaklike laekoolhidraatgeregte voor te berei, soos bolognaise, laekoolhidraat-broodrolletjies, geroosterde varkvleis, nachoís, amandel-en jogurtplaatkoekies en selfs romerige kaaskoek.
Eat Ting is not a diet book. Rather, it will make you fall in love with timeless African flavours – while also improving your health and wellbeing.
Mpho Tshukudu and Anna Trapido offer healthy eating solutions based on traditional southern African food, and modern versions of timehonoured favourites. From gluten-free sorghum flapjacks to salads featuring low-GI, ancient grains, this book is all about great-tasting South African superfoods. Find out how to cook foraged traditional greens and explore new takes on noseto- tail eating. How about a modernised tshidzimba with oven-roasted tomatoes? Or an updated inhloko with spiced pumpkin salad? Perhaps a comforting bowl of classic mofokotso?
It’s all here, plus many more innovative, delicious dishes that are very good for you too.
A leading childhood nutrition researcher and an experienced public health educator explain the hidden danger sugar poses to a child’s development and health and offer parents an essential 7- and 28-day “sugarproof” program.
Most of us know that sugar can wreak havoc on adult bodies, but few realize how uniquely harmful it is to the growing livers, hearts, and brains of children. And the damage can begin early in life. In his research on the effects of sugar on kids’ present and future health, USC Professor of Pediatrics and Program Director for Diabetes and Obesity at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Michael Goran has found that too much sugar doesn’t just cause childhood obesity, it can cause health issues in kids who are not overweight too, including fatty liver disease, prediabetes, and elevated risk for eventual heart disease. And, it is a likely culprit in the behavioral, emotional, and learning problems that many children struggle with every day.
In a groundbreaking study, Goran’s team conducted a detailed analysis of the sugary products that kids love and found that these yogurts, cereals, sodas, and juices often had more sugar than advertised and also contained different types of sugar than were being disclosed. Today’s children are not just consuming more sugar than ever, but they are consuming sugars that are particularly harmful to them–and their parents don’t even know it.
The news is dire, but there is also plenty of hope. We can prevent, address, and even in many cases reverse the effects of too much sugar. In this guide to “Sugarproof” kids, Dr. Goran and co-author Dr. Emily Ventura, an expert in nutrition education and recipe development, bust myths about the various types of sugars and sweeteners, help families identify sneaky sources of sugar in their diets, and suggest realistic, family-based solutions to reduce sugar consumption and therefore protect kids. Their unique “Sugarproof” approach teaches parents to raise informed and empowered kids who can set their own healthy limits without feeling restricted. With a 7- and 28-day challenge to help families right-size sugar in their diets, along with more than 35 recipes all without added sugars, everyone can give their children a healthy new start to life.
Many believe the pandemic crisis of 2020 is only a foretaste of things to come. If so, it serves as a wake-up call to remind us of the urgency of protecting our health.
Since the outbreak of COVID-19, the entire world has had to rethink the way we do health. With this new paradigm backed by the latest scientific research, Don Colbert, MD, brings you cutting-edge medical advice and tells you everything you need to know to optimize your body’s immune system, avoid exposure, detect the early warning signs, and treat and recover from illness during pandemics like COVID-19.
We don’t have to live in fear. The good news is that we can learn from this pandemic as well as those in the past, and we can arm ourselves with the tools we need to be prepared for pandemic outbreaks both now and in the future.
After reading this book, you will know what to do to optimize your health, protect your family, and detect the early warning signs of disease outbreaks.
Although the book is about how the suggested mindful program can replace detention, in schools, it will also be insightful for the reader to discover oneself and place him or herself on a new journey with new goals and motivation. To understand mindfulness, you must understand yourself.
To be mindful, one must discover oneself through real knowledge. The book aims to give you a dependable guideline as to how to implement a mindful program in your school. It is advisable that you have an in-depth knowledge of mindfulness, how to manage the internal self, how to understand others before you can implement a program of this nature in your school.
Your operating system (cemented beliefs), which has been developed and embedded over the years, should be formatted, removing the constant negative voice that keeps talking in the background. The voice that is telling you that you are not good enough, not pretty enough, not rich enough, not smart enough. Think for a moment. You are not good enough comparing to who?
‘Untamed will liberate women - emotionally, spiritually, and physically. It is phenomenal.’ (Elizabeth Gilbert, author of City of Girls and Eat Pray Love)
Who were you before the world told you who to be?
Part inspiration, part memoir, Untamed explores the joy and peace we discover when we stop striving to meet the expectations of the world, and instead dare to listen to and trust in the voice deep inside us. From the beloved New York Times bestselling author, speaker and activist Glennon Doyle.
For many years, Glennon Doyle denied her discontent. Then, while speaking at a conference, she looked at a woman across the room and fell instantly in love. Three words flooded her mind: There. She. Is. At first, Glennon assumed these words came to her from on high but soon she realised they had come to her from within. This was the voice she had buried beneath decades of numbing addictions and social conditioning. Glennon decided to let go of the world’s expectations of her and reclaim her true untamed self.
Soulful and uproarious, forceful and tender, Untamed is both an intimate memoir and a galvanising wake-up call. It is the story of how one woman learned that a responsible mother is not one who slowly dies for her children, but one who shows them how to fully live. It is also the story of how each of us can begin to trust ourselves enough to set boundaries, make peace with our bodies, honour our anger and heartbreak, and unleash our truest, wildest instincts.
Untamed shows us how to be brave. And, as Glennon insists, 'The braver we are, the luckier we get.'
A dazzling memoir of obsession 'Extremely compelling' - The Guardian 'Searing... funny, eloquent and honest' - Psychologies 'Remarkable... I hope this book finds a wide readership' - Washington Post As a child, Lily Bailey knew she was bad. By the age of 13, she had killed someone with a thought, spread untold disease, and spied upon her classmates. Only by performing a series of secret routines could she correct her wrongdoing. But it was never enough. She had a severe case of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and it came with a bizarre twist. This true story lights up the mind like Mark Haddon or Matt Haig. Anyone who wants to know about OCD, and how to fight back, should read this book. Reviews Model and journalist Bailey offers an authentic and stunning account of her struggle with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder in this beautifully-rendered memoir. (Publishers Weekly) I laughed, I cried. I could not put this book down. Intensely moving with flashes of black humour, Because We Are Bad is the compelling account of one young woman's experience of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. (Rosanna Greenstreet, freelance journalist) Often as chilling as Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar, but also full of so much inner and external turbulence that it reminded me at times of The Bourne Identity and Memento. Because We Are Bad is an intense heart-rending roller coaster of a book. (Will Black, HuffPost UK) A harrowingly honest memoir of profound psychological struggle. In her courageous book, the author offers compelling insight into the pain and destructive power of OCD as well as the resilience of a young woman determined to beat the odds. (Kirkus Reviews) A fascinating read. It's brilliantly written; I felt inside your head (Ray D'Arcy Show, RTE Radio 1) Because We Are Bad is an emotional, challenging read. Lily takes us deep into the heart of the illness but she is also a deft writer, and even the darkest moments are peppered with wit and wry observations. (James Lloyd, OCD-UK) Remarkable... She writes with literary poise and a gift for mordant observation and self-deprecating humor that belie her youth. I hope this book finds a wide readership. It will offer solace to OCD sufferers who will understand that they are not alone and who might gain hope of remission; for other readers, it will provide a harrowing sense of what many OCD sufferers have to endure just to get through the day. (Scott Stossel, Washington Post) It's a fascinating read... Buy the book! Buy the book! (Jo Good, BBC Radio London)
Louise tells the story of how a near fatal pneumonia as an NHS GP and mother of two transformed her life and way of thinking about health. In this personal narrative of how she 'had it all' and then nearly lost it, she explains how she sought even better health after her recovery. Louise looked hard for answers in all areas of medicine that could help women around the world to then embrace each and every decade. She takes an exciting tour from head to toe within the wonderful female body. By talking to specialists on the frontline coupled with her own research, she brings to you the secret to living your best life in terms of health and happiness. Her passion is to transform the way women think about themselves and realise that 40, 50, 60, 70 can all be a new beginning. Can women really have it all? Yes, you can, and then some! You will find the answers and be motivated to find out more about how to achieve your very own best life over 40.
Daar is soveel teenstrydige inligting beskikbaar oor watter dieet om te volg, hoeveel oefening om te doen, hoeveel water om te drink, watter medisyne om te neem, ensovoorts. In Die pasient as vennoot skei die bekende dr. Dawie van Velden die kaf van die koring en gee praktiese raad om holistiese welsyn te bereik: wanneer die liggaam, siel en gees optimaal gesond is. In hierdie boek wys dr. Dawie hoe die pasient medeverantwoordelik is vir sy of haar eie gesondheid.
Van 2006 tot 2011 het dr. Dawie van Velden honderde lesers se mediese vrae in Huisgenoot beantwoord. Die dokter as vennoot is 'n versameling van dr. Dawie se reguit, eenvoudige antwoorde. Beroerte, bloeddruk, aknee en seksuele disfunksie is van die algemene mediese toestande wat dr. Dawie bespreek, maar seldsame siektes soos Kawasaki-sindroom en Huntington se siekte word ook in alledaagse Afrikaans verduidelik. Dr. Dawie van Velden glo dat die dokter daar is om die publiek te help. Dit is waarom hy jare van sy tyd gewy het aan mense se navrae aan Huisgenoot oor hulle gesondheid, hulle lewens en hulle vrese. Met die boek op jou koffietafel bly een van die gewildste huisdokters in Suid-Afrika jou gesondheidsvennoot. Dr. Dawie van Velden praktiseer in Pietersburg en Sabie waarna hy aansluit by die UOVS as Direkteur van die Studentegesondheidsdiens. In 1984 word hy aangestel as senior lektor aan die Universiteit van Stellenbosch waar hy die Departement Huisartskunde vestig tot en met sy aftrede in 2003. Hy ontwikkel ín belangstelling in sportgeneeskunde en holistiese gesondheidsorg en is betrokke by navorsing oor die gesondheidsvoordele van matige wynverbruik en die Mediterreense dieet.
Still Hot is a collection of funny, surprising, affecting and emotional stories about the Big M (and the equally big Peri-M too). Some lucky women experience very few symptoms, but for others it's an entirely different journey . . . And an awareness of those differences can help make each individual reality so much more livable. Thirty women tell it like it really is, as they share their very personal stories of what the menopause made them do. There's no such thing as oversharing here. From workplace struggles to marital strife, from life-changing decisions to love, sex and everything in between, nothing is off-limits in this brilliant collection. It's a must-read for all women! With contributions from celebrities and household names - many opening up about their experiences for the first time - this is a candid and extraordinary collection of real-life stories, giving voice to women from all walks of life. Say goodbye to silence, secrecy and shame - as you laugh, cry and appreciate the menopause in a whole new light.
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