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Lore Of Nutrition - Challenging Conventional Dietary Beliefs (Paperback): Tim Noakes, Marika Sboros Lore Of Nutrition - Challenging Conventional Dietary Beliefs (Paperback)
Tim Noakes, Marika Sboros 4
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What would you do if you discovered that the food you have been told is good for you is actually the cause of your ill health …?

In December 2010, Professor Tim Noakes was introduced to a way of eating that was contrary to everything he had been taught and was accepted as conventional nutrition ‘wisdom’. Having observed the benefits of the low-carb, high-fat (LCHF) lifestyle first-hand, and after thorough and intensive research, Noakes enthusiastically revealed his findings to the South African public in 2012. The backlash from his colleagues in the medical establishment was as swift as it was brutal, and culminated in a misconduct inquiry launched by the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA). The subsequent hearing lasted well over a year, but Noakes ultimately triumphed, being found not guilty of unprofessional conduct in April 2017.

In Lore of Nutrition, he explains the science behind the LCHF/Banting diet, and why he champions this lifestyle despite the constant persecution and efforts to silence him. He also discusses at length what he has come to see as a medical and scientific code of silence that discourages anyone in the profession from speaking out against the current dietary guidelines. Experienced journalist Marika Sboros provides the full backstory to the HPCSA hearing, which reads like something out of a spy novel.

Written in an accessible style, Lore of Nutrition is informative, highly controversial and an eye-opener for anyone who cares about their health.

Health, Safety, and Nutrition for the Young Child (Paperback, 9th edition): Lynn Marotz Health, Safety, and Nutrition for the Young Child (Paperback, 9th edition)
Lynn Marotz 3
R770 R659 Discovery Miles 6 590 Save R111 (14%) In stock

HEALTH, SAFETY, AND NUTRITION FOR THE YOUNG CHILD, 9th Edition, covers contemporary health, safety, and nutrition needs of infant through school-age children--and guides teachers in implementing effective classroom practices--in one comprehensive, full-color volume. Concepts are backed by the latest research findings and linked to NAEYC standards. The book emphasizes the importance of respecting and partnering with families to help children establish healthy lifestyles and achieve their learning potential. Early childhood educators, professionals, and families will find the latest research and information on many topics of significant concern, including food safety, emergency and disaster preparedness, childhood obesity, children's mental health, bullying, resilience, chronic and acute health conditions, environmental quality, and children with special medical needs. Also provided are easy-to-access checklists, guidelines, and activities that no early childhood student or professional should be without.

HIV and AIDS: Education, Care and Counselling - A Multicultural Approach (Paperback, 6th ed): A. Van Dyk, E.  Tlou, P. Van Dyk HIV and AIDS: Education, Care and Counselling - A Multicultural Approach (Paperback, 6th ed)
A. Van Dyk, E. Tlou, P. Van Dyk 3
R529 R449 Discovery Miles 4 490 Save R80 (15%) Shipped within 4 - 9 working days

Since the first edition of HIV and AIDS Education, Care and Counselling was published almost 20 years ago, it has become the standard handbook in Africa for thousands of HIV and AIDS practitioners. However, ongoing HIV and AIDS research requires regular revisions to the handbook for it to remain current with developments in prevention and treatment. Consequently, this new edition has been updated with input from two new specialist co-authors. This has strengthened the multicultural and multidisciplinary approach of this edition to Africa's unique challenges. Key features: A new design that improves readability and accessibility; In situ definitions and explanations of key terms and concepts; An updated glossary of important HIV and AIDS terminology; and Terminology, Frequently Asked Questions and Enrichment boxes that provide insight into specific aspects of HIV and AIDS prevention and treatment. Key updates: This edition includes a wealth of new information for healthcare practitioners on nursing care principles covering co-infections and complications of HIV infection and ART; infection control; and management of TB, drug-resistant TB, STIs and comorbidities. Specifically, the sixth edition includes: The latest ARV protocols in South Africa; The WHO's best practice suggestions; ART treatment as prevention; HIV, TB and STI prevention and management for schoolchildren, aligned with the Department of Basic Education's Life Skills and Life Orientation criteria; Development of children and adolescents from traditional, communal or collectivistic backgrounds; and The Dual Process Model (DPM), focusing on the latest research in bereavement counselling.

The Clever Guts Diet - How to Revolutionise Your Body from the Inside Out (Paperback): Michael Mosley The Clever Guts Diet - How to Revolutionise Your Body from the Inside Out (Paperback)
Michael Mosley; As told to Tanya Borowski 1
R205 R168 Discovery Miles 1 680 Save R37 (18%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

Your gut is astonishingly clever. It contains millions of neurons - as many as you would find in the brain of a cat - and is home to the microbiome, trillions of microbes that influence your mood, your immune system, and even your appetite.

In this groundbreaking book, Dr. Mosley takes us on a revelatory journey through the gut, showing how junk food and overuse of antibiotics have wiped out many good gut bacteria, leading to a modern plague of allergies, food intolerances, and obesity.

Drawing from the latest cutting-edge research, Dr. Mosley provides scientifically proven ways to control your cravings, boost your mood, and lose weight by encouraging a more diverse microbiome and increasing the good bacteria that keep you healthy.

Packed with delicious, healing recipes, meal plans, checklists, and tips, The Clever Guts Diet includes all the tools you need to transform your gut and your health, for life.

Understanding Normal and Clinical Nutrition (Hardcover, 10th edition): Sharon Rady Rolfes, Kathryn Pinna, Ellie Whitney Understanding Normal and Clinical Nutrition (Hardcover, 10th edition)
Sharon Rady Rolfes, Kathryn Pinna, Ellie Whitney
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UNDERSTANDING NORMAL AND CLINICAL NUTRITION, Tenth Edition, provides the most current and comprehensive coverage of the fundamentals of nutrition and nutrition therapy for an introductory course. The early chapters focus on "normal" nutrition, including digestion and metabolism, vitamins and minerals, and life cycle nutrition. The later chapters cover "clinical" nutrition--the pathophysiology and nutrition therapy for a wide range of medical conditions. The text integrates practical information and valuable resources to help students apply nutrition knowledge and skills to their daily lives and the clinical setting. Features such as case studies, "How To" boxes with real-world examples, and study cards help students apply the material and build their conceptual understanding. Regardless of the students' background, the consistent level, approachable narrative, and careful explanations in UNDERSTANDING NORMAL AND CLINICAL NUTRITION will engage students and enable them to be actively involved in the field of nutrition.

Epidemiology: A research manual for South Africa (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition): Rodney Ehrlich, Gina Joubert Epidemiology: A research manual for South Africa (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition)
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What is the nature of epidemiology? Why is epidemiology so important in the context of health, and particularly public health, in South Africa? How can it help us answer important questions in clinical medicine and public health? Epidemiology: A Research Manual for South Africa 3e provides lecturers with useful resources on which to base introductory Epidemiology and Research Methods courses and helps to answer these questions. Written by South African experts, Epidemiology: A Research Manual for South Africa 3e is aimed at undergraduate or postgraduate students encountering epidemiology and, more generally, quantitative public health research methods for the first time. Epidemiology is taught within the following programmes: MBChB, BCur, Diploma: Primary Health Care, and National Diploma: Environmental Health. It enables readers to evaluate data critically and to report their findings lucidly and accurately.

It's Only Blood - Shattering the Taboo of Menstruation (Paperback): Anna Dahlqvist It's Only Blood - Shattering the Taboo of Menstruation (Paperback)
Anna Dahlqvist; Translated by Alice E. Olsson
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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.

Cultural issues in health and health care (Paperback): Adele Tjale, Louise de Villiers Cultural issues in health and health care (Paperback)
Adele Tjale, Louise de Villiers
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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.

The Heartland - finding and losing schizophrenia (Paperback, Export - Airside ed): Nathan Filer The Heartland - finding and losing schizophrenia (Paperback, Export - Airside ed)
Nathan Filer 1
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'Erudite, well-researched, and full of compassion... This book will change the way people understand schizophrenia, and that change is long overdue.' CHRISTIE WATSON, author of The Language of Kindness 'A truly important book. ' MAX PORTER, author of Grief is the Thing with Feathers and Lanny 'I have never read a more powerful book about mental health. it has the ability to change the way people think about mental illness.' JOANNA CANNON, author of The Trouble with Goats and Sheep Schizophrenia: whether it's the associations it conjures or the people it brings to mind, it is a word we all have a view on. How we perceive it - and how we treat people living with it - is at the core of how we understand mental health. But what do we really know? How much time do we spend listening? Do we truly comprehend this complex and often contradictory diagnosis? In The Heartland Nathan Filer, mental health nurse and award winning writer, takes us on a journey into the psychiatric wards he once worked on. He also invites us to spend time with world-leading experts, and with some extraordinary people who share their own stories - true stories - about living with this strange and misunderstood condition. The Heartland debunks myths, challenges assumptions and offers fresh insight into what it means to be mad. And what it means to be human.

One life at a time - A doctor's memoir of AIDS in Botswana (Paperback): Daniel Baxter One life at a time - A doctor's memoir of AIDS in Botswana (Paperback)
Daniel Baxter
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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.

The Heartland - finding and losing schizophrenia (Hardcover, Main): Nathan Filer The Heartland - finding and losing schizophrenia (Hardcover, Main)
Nathan Filer 1
R351 R279 Discovery Miles 2 790 Save R72 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

'Erudite, well-researched, and full of compassion... This book will change the way people understand schizophrenia, and that change is long overdue.' CHRISTIE WATSON, author of The Language of Kindness 'A truly important book. ' MAX PORTER, author of Grief is the Thing with Feathers and Lanny 'I have never read a more powerful book about mental health. it has the ability to change the way people think about mental illness.' JOANNA CANNON, author of The Trouble with Goats and Sheep Schizophrenia: whether it's the associations it conjures or the people it brings to mind, it is a word we all have a view on. How we perceive it - and how we treat people living with it - is at the core of how we understand mental health. But what do we really know? How much time do we spend listening? Do we truly comprehend this complex and often contradictory diagnosis? In The Heartland Nathan Filer, mental health nurse and award winning writer, takes us on a journey into the psychiatric wards he once worked on. He also invites us to spend time with world-leading experts, and with some extraordinary people who share their own stories - true stories - about living with this strange and misunderstood condition. The Heartland debunks myths, challenges assumptions and offers fresh insight into what it means to be mad. And what it means to be human. *This book is available in four different colour combinations. We cannot guarantee which colour you will receive with your order.*

Brain Body Diet - 40 Days to a Lean, Calm, Energized, and Happy Self (Hardcover): Sara Gottfried Brain Body Diet - 40 Days to a Lean, Calm, Energized, and Happy Self (Hardcover)
Sara Gottfried
R469 R323 Discovery Miles 3 230 Save R146 (31%) In stock

The multiple New York Times bestselling author and Harvard-MIT educated women's health expert delivers a revolutionary 40-day program to reconnect the brain and body to prevent and reverse the myriad symptoms and diseases afflicting millions of women. Do you struggle to lose weight or to fall and stay asleep at night? Do you feel lethargic and a depressed? Do you endure irregularity or other digestive problems? Do you want to feel better and happier and to maximize your health and longevity? Dr. Sara Gottfried has the answer. Your health problems, she reveals, are in your head-caused by a malfunction in the connection between your brain and your body. Brain health is a powerful indicator of overall health and well-being. While our thoughts can affect our physical health, what we do to our body also has a lasting impact on our brains. When you ignore your brain-body symptoms, you raise your risk of serious cognitive decline, which leads to chronic health problems. It's a vicious cycle, but it can be broken, Gottfried argues. In Brain Body Diet she shows how brain body health is the key to reversing a myriad of chronic symptoms-empowering you to live up to our potential and achieve the lasting health you desire. The relationship between the body and the brain is necessary to function at our best today and for the rest of our lives. Designed for the female brain-which is different from the male brain-her breakthrough protocol will help you lose weight, get off harmful prescription medications, boost energy and mental functioning, and alleviate depression and anxiety in less than six weeks. Filled with incredible success stories, the most up-to-date scientific research, and the rich insights that are the hallmarks of her previous bestsellers, Brain Body Diet will completely change the way you look at your life and help you achieve total body health.

The Pelvic Floor Bible - Everything You Need to Know to Prevent and Cure Problems at Every Stage in Your Life (Paperback): Jane... The Pelvic Floor Bible - Everything You Need to Know to Prevent and Cure Problems at Every Stage in Your Life (Paperback)
Jane Simpson 1
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Have you ever laughed so much you wet yourself - just a little bit? Or found yourself crossing your legs on the doorstep frantically searching for your keys? Do you get up at night to go to the toilet more than once? Then you need help from The Pelvic Floor Bible. Incontinence is both preventable and curable through pelvic floor exercises and rehabilitation but too many people assume nothing can be done, follow incorrect advice or are ashamed to seek help. We need to end the taboo now. Jane Simpson will show you how to incorporate pelvic floor exercises as part of your daily routine in order to prevent issues in later life and cure existing problems now. * Learn how to treat common problems such as stress incontinence, overactive bladder and prolapse *Get back into shape post-pregnancy *Enjoy a healthy sex life at every stage of your life "Thanks to Jane I am feeling physically better, stronger, and more confident.", Tonya, 29 "I hadn't quite appreciated how important my pelvic floor was until I hadn't got one! Jane helped me to restore and maintain my new floor and I would encourage everyone to exercise regularly and to follow Jane's advice" Louise, 53

The Inner Level - How More Equal Societies Reduce Stress, Restore Sanity and Improve Everyone's Well-being (Paperback):... The Inner Level - How More Equal Societies Reduce Stress, Restore Sanity and Improve Everyone's Well-being (Paperback)
Richard Wilkinson, Kate Pickett
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Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett's The Spirit Level, now published in more than twenty languages, has been one of the most influential non-fiction books published in the last decade, showing conclusively how less equal societies fare worse than more equal ones across a whole range of social measures - health, education, levels of violence, life expectancy and child wellbeing - and initiating the enormous public attention now given to the impacts of inequality. Based on an equally impressive range of data and analysis, The Inner Level now shows the impact inequality has on individuals: how it affects us psychologically, makes social relations more stressful, undermines self-confidence and distorts natural differences in personal abilities. It demonstrates that societies based on fundamental equalities, sharing and reciprocity produce much higher levels of wellbeing than those based on excessive individualism, competitiveness and social aggression. Like its predecessor, The Inner Level will transform ideas of how we should organise the way we live together.

The Anti-Anxiety Diet - A Whole Body Programme to Stop Racing Thoughts, Banish Worry and Live Panic-Free (Paperback): Ali Miller The Anti-Anxiety Diet - A Whole Body Programme to Stop Racing Thoughts, Banish Worry and Live Panic-Free (Paperback)
Ali Miller 1
R352 R293 Discovery Miles 2 930 Save R59 (17%) In stock

Eat Meals that Calm Your Thoughts and Help Stop Anxiety! Every day millions of people struggle with anxiety, which causes not only mental symptoms such as depression and irritability but physical symptoms like digestive distress, headaches and chronic fatigue. Luckily, here is an easy, affordable way to manage your symptoms and live a healthier, happier, more peaceful life: The Anti-Anxiety Diet. In this book, registered dietitian Dr. Ali Miller teaches you how to discover and treat the root causes of your body's chemical imbalance. With specific quizzes and meal plans you can create your own personalised eating plan from dozens of tasty recipes. The diet will help to reduce inflammation, repair gut integrity and provide your body with necessary nutrients and this will all help reduce anxiety in your life. Here is just a small selection of the delicious recipes you'll find in the book: * Sweet Potato Avocado Toast * Carnitas Burrito Bowl * Warming Chicken Thighs with Braised Greens * Sweet and Sour Pork Meatballs * Zesty Creamy Carrot Soup * Chai Panna Cotta

Medical Medium Celery Juice - The Most Powerful Medicine of Our Time Healing Millions Worldwide (Hardcover): Anthony William Medical Medium Celery Juice - The Most Powerful Medicine of Our Time Healing Millions Worldwide (Hardcover)
Anthony William 1
R368 R274 Discovery Miles 2 740 Save R94 (26%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Celery juice is everywhere for a reason: because it's saving lives as it restores people's health one symptom at a time. From celebrities posting about their daily celery juice routines to people from all walks of life sharing pictures and testimonials of their dramatic recovery stories, celery juice is revealing itself to ignite healing when all odds seem against it. What began decades ago as a quiet movement has become a global healing revolution. In Celery Juice: The Most Powerful Medicine of Our Time Healing Millions Worldwide, Anthony William, the originator of the global celery juice movement, introduces you to celery juice's incredible ability to create sweeping improvements on every level of our health: - Healing the gut and relieving digestive disorders - Balancing blood sugar, blood pressure, weight, and adrenal function - Neutralizing and flushing toxins from the liver and brain - Restoring health in people who suffer from a vast range of chronic and mystery illnesses and symptoms, among them fatigue, brain fog, acne, eczema, addiction, ADHD, thyroid disorders, diabetes, SIBO, eating disorders, autoimmune disorders, Lyme disease, and eye problems After revealing exactly how celery juice does its anti-inflammatory, alkalizing, life-changing work to provide these benefits and many more, he gives you the powerful, definitive guidelines to do your own celery juice cleanse correctly and successfully. You'll get instructions on how to make the juice, how much to drink, when to drink it, and what to expect as your body begins to detox, plus answers to FAQs such as "Is it safe to drink celery juice while pregnant or breastfeeding?", "Is blending better than juicing?", and "Can I take my medications with it?" Here is everything you need to know - from the original source - to receive the full gift of what Anthony calls "one of the greatest healing tonics of all time."

There's a Vegan in the House - Fresh, Flexible Food to Keep Everyone Happy (Hardcover): Dk There's a Vegan in the House - Fresh, Flexible Food to Keep Everyone Happy (Hardcover)
Dk 1
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Embrace veganism and keep the whole household happy and well-fed - without making a different meal for everyone. Not a fan of tofu? Fear not - this vegan cookbook is packed with over 100 healthy, delicious recipes that will appeal to adults and children alike, using grains, pulses, and other meat- and dairy-free alternatives as the base ingredient. You'll find options for every meal of the day, whether you're looking for quick lunch box ideas for vegan kids or preparing a big dinner for the whole family. "The good stuff" box on each recipe gives an expert breakdown of nutritional value, so everyone is getting the nourishment they need. An additional "flex it" section on many recipes gives busy cooks an option to easily add meat or dairy to their meal, perfect for pleasing non-vegan members of the household or families wanting to go "flexitarian". This is everyday food for everyone, with nutritionally balanced vegan meals and flexible options - There's a Vegan in the House is the essential cookbook for any household venturing into veganism.

Society, Health And Disease In South Africa (Paperback): Leah Gilbert, Liz Walker, Silvie Cooper, Kezia Lewins, Rajohane... Society, Health And Disease In South Africa (Paperback)
Leah Gilbert, Liz Walker, Silvie Cooper, Kezia Lewins, Rajohane Matshedisho, …
R520 R400 Discovery Miles 4 000 Save R120 (23%) Shipped within 4 - 10 working days

The onset of the quadruple burden of disease in South Africa, the challenges faced by the medical establishment to curtail the rapid growth of multiple epidemics, the inadequate response by the state to various inequities in the health system, and the public debates associated with it, have all combined to draw attention to the sociological aspects of health and disease. Sociology as a resource of knowledge and a unique analytical and conceptual perspective can be used to understand, explain and positively influence the course of health and disease in South African society and our responses to it.

As a health practitioner or scholar you must be equipped with the skills to critically evaluate research and debates in your profession, be able to adapt to changes and contribute to the development of knowledge and best practice. This reader will familiarise you with relevant content and assist you to develop the analytical capacity and conceptual skills you will need.

Society, Health and Disease in South Africa is authored by experienced educators and researchers in the fields of sociology, social work, anthropology, healthcare policy and practice.

De Haan's Health of Southern Africa (Paperback, 11th ed): S. Vasuthevan, Sindi Mthembu De Haan's Health of Southern Africa (Paperback, 11th ed)
S. Vasuthevan, Sindi Mthembu
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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.

Vlok's community health (Paperback, 6th ed): Marina Clarke Vlok's community health (Paperback, 6th ed)
Marina Clarke
R573 R465 Discovery Miles 4 650 Save R108 (19%) In stock

This revised edition has three comprehensive chapters on Environmental Health. Vlok’s Community Health remains the ideal accompaniment for health professionals working in the community.

Building on the reputation of Manual of Community Nursing and Communicable Diseases, Vlok’s Community Health is relevant for the Community Health Professional under the Re-engineered Primary Healthcare System. Topics covered include Public Health, the National Health Insurance and Community Oriented Primary Care, as well as care of the individual throughout the lifespan. This well-written text places emphasis on practical application of theoretical concepts. The practical aspects extend to the chapters on Managing the Community Clinic and Caring for the Disabled at Home, which contain informative examples and suggestions.

Social aspects have not been overlooked and appropriate chapters on Family Pathologies, Intimate Partner Violence and Cultural World Views have been included.

Integrative Healthcare - A Guide To Meet The Needs Of Africa (Paperback): Neltjie Van Wyk Integrative Healthcare - A Guide To Meet The Needs Of Africa (Paperback)
Neltjie Van Wyk
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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.

Key Features:

  • Integrative healthcare curriculum available to prescribing institutions
  • Provides prospective health professionals with the basic principles of integrative healing (complementary and alternative practices).
  • No textbook with a South African perspective on this topic is available at present.
  • Includes information on a range of complementary and alternative practices i.e. aromatherapy and chiro practice.
  • Incorporates legislation. Can be used as a reference text.
  • In line with curriculum requirements.
Black Death at the Golden Gate - The Race to Save America from the Bubonic Plague (Hardcover): David K. Randall Black Death at the Golden Gate - The Race to Save America from the Bubonic Plague (Hardcover)
David K. Randall
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The death of a Chinese immigrant, Wong Chut King, in San Francisco in 1900 would have been unremarkable if a swollen black lymph node-a sign of bubonic plague-hadn't been noticed on his groin. Empowered by racist pseudoscience, officials quarantined Chinatown. If the disease was not contained, San Francisco would become the American epicentre of an outbreak that had claimed ten million lives worldwide. To local press, railway barons and officials, such a possibility was inconceivable-or inconvenient. As they proceeded to obscure the threat, it fell to health official Rupert Blue to save the city and America from a gruesome fate. In the tradition of Erik Larson and Steven Johnson, best-selling author David K. Randall spins a spellbinding account of Blue's race to understand the disease and contain its spread.

The Pandemic Century - One Hundred Years of Panic, Hysteria, and Hubris (Hardcover): Mark Honigsbaum The Pandemic Century - One Hundred Years of Panic, Hysteria, and Hubris (Hardcover)
Mark Honigsbaum
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Ever since the 1918 Spanish influenza pandemic, scientists have dreamed of preventing catastrophic outbreaks of infectious disease. Yet despite a century of medical progress, viral and bacterial disasters continue to take us by surprise, inciting panic and dominating news cycles. From the Spanish flu to the 1924 outbreak of pneumonic plague in Los Angeles to the 1930 "parrot fever" pandemic, through the more recent SARS, Ebola, and Zika epidemics, the last one hundred years have been marked by a succession of unanticipated pandemic alarms. In The Pandemic Century, a lively account of scares both infamous and less known, Mark Honigsbaum combines reportage with the history of science and medical sociology to artfully reconstruct epidemiological mysteries and the ecology of infectious diseases. We meet dedicated disease detectives, obstructive or incompetent public health officials, and brilliant scientists often blinded by their own knowledge of bacteria and viruses. We also see how fear of disease often exacerbates racial, religious, and ethnic tensions-even though, as the epidemiologists Malik Peiris and Yi Guan write, "`nature' remains the greatest bioterrorist threat of all." Like man-eating sharks, predatory pathogens are always present in nature, waiting to strike; when one is seemingly vanquished, others appear in its place. These pandemics remind us of the limits of scientific knowledge, as well as the role that human behavior and technologies play in the emergence and spread of microbial diseases.

The Hollywood Body Plan - 21 Minutes for 21 Days to Transform Your Body For Life (Hardcover): David Higgins The Hollywood Body Plan - 21 Minutes for 21 Days to Transform Your Body For Life (Hardcover)
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'David Higgins is a legend. He put me in my best physical shape and he educated me on stretching, strengthening and nutrition!' Margot Robbie 'When I met David, I was broken, physically. He patiently and caringly put me together again. His combinations of strength, Pilates, stretching and active release ... are nothing short of spectacular.' Samuel L. Jackson 'Working with DH is always fantastic because of his expertise as a fully qualified trainer, personal fitness and in-depth knowledge of nutrition.' Rebecca Ferguson David Higgins's Hollywood-tested Hollywood Body Plan will transform your everyday movement and treat the aches and pains that have built up over years of sedentary living. Once you have regained control of your body, you can live without stiffness and pain and exercise without fear of injury. RESET your body with David's 21-day workout. Just 21 minutes a day. Correct poor posture and body imbalance. The first part of David's plan will strengthen your core, activate your glutes, improve lower back movement and hip flexibility as well as pull back your shoulders and neck. Take 21 minutes a day for 21 days to put yourself back on the right path physically. Combined with David's 21-day food plan,you will soon find yourself moving with confidence, exercising without pain - and losing weight and feeling great! TRANSFORM your body The second part of David's plan is a transformational workout - a more dynamic, higher intensity exercise plan, 5 days a week. Get leaner, stronger and more toned as you follow this exercise and food programme. FOREVER FIX your body David's self-care programme is the third part of the plan and will help you treat muscle soreness, neck pain or backache and keep you on track for life. David's Hollywood Body Plan is a unique and corrective approach to exercise and diet, based on his belief that until you undo all the dysfunctional movement that you have developed over the years, all the exercise and diets you try will only be short-term fixes. This book will truly reset, transform and forever fix your body for life.

The How Not To Die Cookbook - Over 100 Recipes to Help Prevent and Reverse Disease (Paperback): Michael Greger The How Not To Die Cookbook - Over 100 Recipes to Help Prevent and Reverse Disease (Paperback)
Michael Greger; As told to Gene Stone, Robin Robertson 1
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From the author of the global bestseller How Not To Die comes The How Not To Die Cookbook – a lavish, beautifully illustrated collection of delicious recipes based on the groundbreaking nutritional science of the original book.

Dr Michael Greger, founder of the wildly popular website NutritionFacts, takes his comprehensive, lifesaving science into the kitchen. Why suffer from disease and ill health when the right food is proven to keep you healthy, and without the side effects of drugs? We can avoid heart disease, cancer and our other biggest killers if we use food as medicine, and the How Not To Die Cookbook offers a sustainable and delicious guide to preparing and eating the foods that will prevent and reverse fatal diseases.

Featuring over 100 easy-to-follow, beautifully photographed plant-based recipes, with plenty of recipes suitable for vegetarians and vegans, the How Not To Die Cookbook merges cutting-edge science with everyday ingredients from the supermarket to help you and your family eat your way to better health and a longer life.

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