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My Best Worst Year - A Breast Cancer Story (Paperback): Alison Tucker My Best Worst Year - A Breast Cancer Story (Paperback)
Alison Tucker
R280 R189 Discovery Miles 1 890 Save R91 (32%) In stock

"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:

  • What to take to chemotherapy sessions
  • What to look for when choosing a wig
  • What side effects a person can expect when having the various types of cancer treatment
  • What to say, and what not to say, to a cancer patient
  • How to remove stress from a cancer patient’s life
  • What kind of gifts and gestures are most appreciated

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.

Kanker Schmanker! (Afrikaans, Paperback): Madelein Rust Kanker Schmanker! (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Madelein Rust
R270 R232 Discovery Miles 2 320 Save R38 (14%) Ships in 13 - 17 working days

Die oorlewingstog van 'n dapper vrou.

“ ʼn Kale vlakte waar my regterbors eens was. Ek maak my oë 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 binnewêreld van dié 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.

The 5-Day Diet (Paperback): Patrick Holford The 5-Day Diet (Paperback)
Patrick Holford 1
R260 R130 Discovery Miles 1 300 Save R130 (50%)
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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.

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
R282 R256 Discovery Miles 2 560 Save R26 (9%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

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.

Untamed (Paperback): Glennon Doyle Untamed (Paperback)
Glennon Doyle 2
R340 R260 Discovery Miles 2 600 Save R80 (24%) In stock

‘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.'

Because We Are Bad - OCD and a Girl Lost in Thought (Paperback): Lily Bailey Because We Are Bad - OCD and a Girl Lost in Thought (Paperback)
Lily Bailey 1
R227 R153 Discovery Miles 1 530 Save R74 (33%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

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)

Your Best Life - A Doctor's Secret Guide to Radiant Health Over 40 (Paperback): Louise Wiseman Your Best Life - A Doctor's Secret Guide to Radiant Health Over 40 (Paperback)
Louise Wiseman
R586 R476 Discovery Miles 4 760 Save R110 (19%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

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.

Breast Cancer - Taking Control (Paperback): John Professor, MD, PhD Boyages Breast Cancer - Taking Control (Paperback)
John Professor, MD, PhD Boyages
R530 R359 Discovery Miles 3 590 Save R171 (32%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Breast Cancer: Taking Control ia a unique, easy-to-read, three-part book for patients with breast cancer. Written by an international expert who has treated thousands of patients, the book empowers women and their families who are faced with a diagnosis of breast cancer. In full color and plain English, and using the familiar image of a garden, renowned Australian breast cancer specialist Professor John Boyages, MD, PhD, walks you slowly through the stress and confusion of diagnosis, treatment, and life after breast cancer. In Breast Cancer: Taking Control, John Boyages provides you with the right tools, directions, and equipment to let you take control, maximize your survival, and find your path to recovery.

Period (Hardcover): Emma Barnett Period (Hardcover)
Emma Barnett 1
R373 R272 Discovery Miles 2 720 Save R101 (27%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

'I wish this book had been written before I stopped having them. I might have enjoyed them more! It's brilliant, informative and funny. Period.' Jennifer Saunders 'I want to hear what Emma Barnett says about everything, and this terrific and timely book proves to be no exception.' Elizabeth Day 'A brilliant, myth-busting, funny and poignant book.' Helen Pankhurst 'Why has it taken so long for this powerful, fearless book to be written?' Emma Freud 'Uniquely funny and forthright.' Pandora Sykes 'Passionate, informed and thought-provoking.' Jane Garvey 'A must read for everyone. Period.' Kirsty Wark 'Clever, useful and wise. Read it. Pass it on to your daughters. And then to your sons.' Fi Glover 'Emma cuts right through all the myths and embarrassment with searing facts, honesty and, perhaps more importantly, humour. A bleeding good read.' Yomi Adegoke 'Terrific. Unique. Never read anything like it.' Richard Madeley 'Completely un-grim, informative, and entertaining.' Rachel Johnson 'A brilliant, brave rallying shout out to anyone who's suffered in silence and wondered why they had to.' Emily Maitlis 'An open, honest and achingly funny celebration of menstruation.' Amika George 'Smart, funny, enjoyable and tackling a subject head on that so many others would choose to avoid. I bloody loved it!' Becky Vardy 'Don't be revolted, lead the revolt - preferably with a grin on your face and a tampon tucked proudly behind your ear.' Emma loathes her period. Really, she does. But there's something she loathes even more: not being able to talk about it. Freely, funnily and honestly. Without men and women wrinkling their noses as if she's pulled her tampon out and offered it as an hors d'oeuvre. But somehow, despite women having had periods since the dawn of time, we've totally clammed up on anything to do with menstruation. Why, oh why, would we rather say 'Auntie Flo' than 'period'? Why, in the 21st century, are periods still seen as icky? Why are we still so ignorant about such a fundamental bodily process? Now, in Period., Emma draws on female experiences that will make you laugh, weep (and, most probably, squirm), in a fierce and funny rallying cry to smash this ridiculous taboo once and for all. Because it's about bloody time. Period.

Healing PCOS (Paperback, Epub Edition): Amy Medling Healing PCOS (Paperback, Epub Edition)
Amy Medling
R424 R305 Discovery Miles 3 050 Save R119 (28%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

From certified health coach and founder of PCOS Diva, a large online PCOS community, a proven 21-day diet and lifestyle plan to help women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) take back control of their health and resolve their symptoms. PCOS is one of the most common hormonal disorders in women, affecting 1 in 5 of women in the UK or roughly 3.5 million. It is the most common cause of female infertility and symptoms such as weight loss resistance, acne, mood swings, abnormal hair loss or growth, irregular menstrual cycles, and more. Women are often misdiagnosed and treated with "Band-Aid" pharmaceuticals that mask the root causes and introduce a slew of side effects. There is no magic pill or a onetime fix-all solution, but Healing PCOS shows women how to control their symptoms naturally with an anti-inflammatory and hormone-balancing diet, daily movement, and stress-reducing self-care. Grounded in the latest medical research and everything Amy has learned through her own journey with PCOS-and everything her fans love about her programs-Healing PCOS offers women small, manageable steps that help reduce their symptoms and tame the three underlying factors of PCOS: inflammation, hormonal imbalance, and insulin resistance. This program is a complete guide for those recently diagnosed and a revolutionary call-to-action for those who have struggled with PCOS for years, including: * A 21-day anti-inflammatory, hormone-balancing and gluten-free meal plan, including meal prep and plan-ahead tips to make eating this way simple and fast * 85 delicious recipes (half are original to the book) * Daily self-care, including meditation and journaling prompts Amy Medling has helped hundreds of thousands of women with PCOS take back control of their health and their lives through lasting, healing, and sustainable lifestyle change. Now, with Healing PCOS, she brings her innovative program to a wider audience.

Health Revolution (Hardcover): Maria Borelius Health Revolution (Hardcover)
Maria Borelius 1
R504 R371 Discovery Miles 3 710 Save R133 (26%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

NUMBER ONE SWEDISH BESTSELLER The anti-inflammatory plan that will change your life. Health Revolution is the incredible story of one woman's quest to banish depression and fatigue, boost her energy and live a healthier, happier life. When Maria Borelius' energy and health started to decline, she decided enough was enough and embarked on a personal journey to transform herself. The results were extraordinary... Bringing together ground-breaking research from across the globe, the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda and a lifetime of experimentation, this book presents a simple five-step plan to bring out the best version of you. You will look younger, and more importantly, you will feel better. Through delicious recipes, lifestyle tips, and Maria's own extraordinary journey, Health Revolution is all you need for a stronger, happier, healthier you.

Side Effect: Skinny - Denise Austin's Fat-Blast Diet (Hardcover): Denise Austin Side Effect: Skinny - Denise Austin's Fat-Blast Diet (Hardcover)
Denise Austin
R613 R489 Discovery Miles 4 890 Save R124 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

It's a common sentiment among all women: we want to be fit, we want to get healthy, and we want to have more energy to live our busy, beautiful lives
Denise Austin, the internationally-renowned fitness guru, understands women's wants, needs, and the hurdles that they face. A culmination of Austin's decades of research and experience she focuses on getting real-life women to look and feel their very best, "Side Effect: Skinny" introduces easy-to-implement weight loss solutions and simple yet powerful methods that encourage women of all ages to stay fit. She's redefining "skinny" and showing you that you don't need to be rail-thin to look gorgeous and live healthier.
Possessing straightforward, real-life health tips, meal plans and fitness solutions, "Side Effect: Skinny "reveals:
- The Top "Side Effect: Skinny "Foods: Austin shares her top picks for nutrient-dense foods that actually look like the part of the body they help Visualize to melt away the pounds and boost health inside and out with foods like juicy red tomatoes (great for the heart ) and crunchy almonds (perfect for strong nails )
- How to Jump Start Weight Loss: With Austin's custom meal plans, it's possible to safely and easily jump start weight loss - even to lose up to 10 lbs. in the first 3 weeks
- Favorite Recipes and Fat-Blasting Workout Plans: All of the homework is done for you as Austin reveals must-know weight loss tips and tricks, great shopping lists, and exciting exercises, like interval training and 7-Minute Slimmer plans ... plus her all-time favorite recipes that she enjoys with her own family
- How to Stay Forever Fit: Austin provides a useful lifestyle guide revealing how to eat to be forever "skinny," so that you're always taken care of.
- Solutions for On-the-Go, Busy Women: No place is off limits for losing weight - Austin reveals how to burn extra calories whether you're in the car, kitchen, or office, to whittle the middle and tone the muscles from head to toe.
At last, Denise shows you how easy it can be to get healthy and feel more energetic ... with the happy side effect of getting thin

Because We Are Bad - OCD and a Girl Lost in Thought (Hardcover): Lily Bailey Because We Are Bad - OCD and a Girl Lost in Thought (Hardcover)
Lily Bailey
R426 R278 Discovery Miles 2 780 Save R148 (35%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

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)

Beating Endo - A Patient's Treatment Plan for Endometriosis (Paperback): Dr Iris Kerin Orbuch, Dr Amy Stein Beating Endo - A Patient's Treatment Plan for Endometriosis (Paperback)
Dr Iris Kerin Orbuch, Dr Amy Stein 1
R425 R306 Discovery Miles 3 060 Save R119 (28%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This empowering book provides the prescription by which women afflicted with endometriosis can reclaim their lives. Written by a surgeon and physical therapist who have treated women of all ages and helped them reclaim their lives. Endometriosisis an inflammatory response that results when tissue is found outside the uterus, thereby initiating a disease process and an array of maladies accrue. Dr Iris Orbuch. is a surgeon and Amy Stein,a physical therapist, have seen endo's harm and agony up close and personal and they have created this self-care guide for women about how to deal with their endometriosis in order to: 1) Avoid surgery (if at all possible), 2) What to do before surgery (should they absolutely need it); and how 3) To live and what to do post-surgery - so that the women afflicted by this disease, can reclaim their lives. Dr. Orbuch and Amy Stein have called upon those they call the endometriosis "warriors" - specialists in a range of practices with whom they routinely share knowledge and insights into what works for the women they care for. This is a multi-disciplinary holistic plan full of practices women can use to repair their bodies and lives.

The Gynae Geek - Your No-Nonsense Guide to 'Down There' Healthcare (Paperback): Dr Anita Mitra The Gynae Geek - Your No-Nonsense Guide to 'Down There' Healthcare (Paperback)
Dr Anita Mitra 1
R422 R303 Discovery Miles 3 030 Save R119 (28%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Information is everywhere and yet many women still don't truly understand how our bodies work and specifically, how our lower genital tract works. Dr Anita Mitra, AKA The Gynae Geek, believes that we can only be empowered about our health when we have accurate information. This book will be that source. This book takes you from your first period to the onset of menopause and explains everything along the way. From straightforward information about whether the pill is safe, which diet is best for PCOS, what an abnormal smear actually means, if heavy periods are a sign of cancer, right through to extraordinary tales from the Clinic. This straight to the heart, sharp shooting guide will become the go-to reference book for all young women seeking answers about reproductive health as well as a way to dispel the swathe of misinformation that's out there. Dr Anita Mitra shares her personal experiences with stress and anxiety and her learnings about how the gynaecological health of women can be influenced by lifestyle choices.

15-Minute Gentle Yoga - Four 15-Minute Workouts for Energy, Balance, and Calm (Paperback): Louise Grime 15-Minute Gentle Yoga - Four 15-Minute Workouts for Energy, Balance, and Calm (Paperback)
Louise Grime 1
R120 R96 Discovery Miles 960 Save R24 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

15-minute yoga sequences that can easily be slotted into the busy working day.

Do you struggle to find time for regular yoga practice? Stress no more: these four 15-minute programmes for beginners offer the flexibility and ease of use that busy lifestyles demand. At home, with just a mat and a few household items, ease tension, increase vitality, and get the flexible body you've always wanted by regularly practising these 15-minute routines.

Clear step-by-step photographs paired with easy-to-follow instructions explain exactly what to do in each asana, and at the end of each 15-minute programme there's an at-a-glance summary of the routine.

15 Minute Gentle Yoga will inspire you to make yoga part of your weekly routine, so you soon reap the benefits of enhanced health and wellness.

The Longevity Book - Live Stronger. Live Better. the Art of Ageing Well. (Paperback): Cameron Diaz The Longevity Book - Live Stronger. Live Better. the Art of Ageing Well. (Paperback)
Cameron Diaz 1
R588 R374 Discovery Miles 3 740 Save R214 (36%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

From Cameron Diaz, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Body Book, comes a fresh, personal, and authoritative examination of the art and science of growing older and a roadmap for abundant health and resilience as we age.

When Cameron Diaz wrote The Body Book, she was on a mission to help educate young women about how their bodies function, empowering them to make better-informed choices about their health instead of heeding the advice of the latest headline or trend. So she interviewed doctors, scientists, nutritionists and a host of other experts, and then shared what she’d learned with young women everywhere in a comprehensive volume hailed as ‘smart’, ‘brimming with science’ and ‘the real deal’.

Once again Cameron Diaz is on a mission. But this time, she’s starting a conversation with her peers on a topic that is virtually taboo in our society: the ageing female body. In The Longevity Book, she will share everything she’s learned about the ageing process from top medical experts and researchers, as well as her own thoughts, opinions, and experiences on a topic that is as essential to our health as it is emotionally charged and culturally neglected.

The Longevity Book will explore what history, biology, neuroscience and the women’s health movement can teach us about maintaining optimal health as we transition from our thirties to midlife. From how growing older impacts various bodily systems to the biological differences in the way ageing effects men and women; the latest science on telomeres and slowing the rate of cognitive decline to how meditation heals us and why love, friendship and laughter matter for health.

The Longevity Book will offer an all-encompassing, holistic look at how the female body ages – and what we can all do to age better. Cameron offers women a compassionate, informative and intimate tour through the next volume of life.

Cosmic Flow - A creative guide to harnessing the rhythm of the moon (Paperback): Nikki Strange Cosmic Flow - A creative guide to harnessing the rhythm of the moon (Paperback)
Nikki Strange
R309 R252 Discovery Miles 2 520 Save R57 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Cosmic Flow is a practical and entrancing workbook that connects you with the natural cycles and energies of the moon and helps you manifest your dreams and intentions. It covers simple science, meditations and well-being rituals while you explore, log and track your monthly hopes and intentions. There are over 70 activities, including: Creating an altar Visualising your future Moon gazing Sanskrit chanting Moonlight planting Crystal tuning Affirmations Making a plan of action Clearing your headspace ... and much more While guiding you through the eight stages of the lunar cycle, award-winning artist Nikki Strange also offers a variety of drawing and writing prompts for self-reflection and cosmic creativity. With insightful activities and plenty of space for visual journalling, this precious book is a holistic reminder of how lunar connection can enlighten and enrich both our spiritual and physical lives. If you like this, you might also be interested in Nature Tonic . . .

STILL HOT! (Hardcover): Kaye Adams, Vicky Allan STILL HOT! (Hardcover)
Kaye Adams, Vicky Allan
R517 R421 Discovery Miles 4 210 Save R96 (19%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

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.

A Mind of Your Own - The Truth About Depression and How Women Can Heal Their Bodies to Reclaim Their Lives (Paperback): Dr... A Mind of Your Own - The Truth About Depression and How Women Can Heal Their Bodies to Reclaim Their Lives (Paperback)
Dr Kelly Brogan 1
R371 R271 Discovery Miles 2 710 Save R100 (27%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Depression is one of the UK's leading causes of disability. One in four women in their 40s are prescribed antidepressant drugs BUT depression is a sign of malfunction of the body - not in the brain and it can be treated with simple lifestyle interventions. The UK's mental well-being is in a state of crisis - psychiatric drugs are overprescribed and the causes of depression and anxiety oversimplified as a genetic and brain malfunction. This book debunks the myths and sets out a natural cure for depression, proving that low serotonin levels are not the primary cause of depression, but that inflammation is the root cause and this can be treated by way of lifestyle changes. The book explores the truth about depression, including the latest science and how our genes express themselves through the food choices we make, as well as Dr Brogan's four-week plan with menus. Written in a lively style and laced with compelling scientific proof, this groundbreaking book proves that symptoms of depression are often markers of an underlying problem originating outside the brain which can be effectively treated without pharmaceuticals.

Understanding Abortion (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): Mary Pipes, Women's Health Understanding Abortion (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
Mary Pipes, Women's Health
R274 Discovery Miles 2 740 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In Understanding Abortion, May Pipes and Women's Health provide a clear and comprehensive guide to the factors to consider when thinking about a termination; what happens during an abortion; and the medical and legal issues. They include interviews with a wide range of women who have terminated their pregnancies, speaking out in their own words about their decisions and feelings; and they explore the political contents of abortion. A detailed resource section provides information about contraception, pregnancy testing, counselling, abortion charities and campaign groups. This accessible and practical book is written for any woman who is considering an abortion, or who has had a termination and wants more information and support, as well as for health and social workers and abortion counsellors.

The Girls of Slender Means (Hardcover, Centenary Edition): Muriel Spark The Girls of Slender Means (Hardcover, Centenary Edition)
Muriel Spark; Introduction by Rosemary Goring; Series edited by Alan Taylor 1
R283 R215 Discovery Miles 2 150 Save R68 (24%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

London, 1945. The girls of slender means are the residents of the May of Teck Club, a genteel yet rather shabby boarding house established for the 'social protection of ladies of slender means below the age of thirty years'. The novel concerns their everyday affairs over a period of a few weeks before a shocking event transforms their lives. This is one of the 22 novels written by Muriel Spark in her lifetime. All are being published by Polygon in hardback Centenary Editions between November 2017 and September 2018.

The Mandelbaum Gate (Hardcover, Centenary Edition): Muriel Spark The Mandelbaum Gate (Hardcover, Centenary Edition)
Muriel Spark; Introduction by Gabriel Josopovici; Series edited by Alan Taylor 1
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1961. While on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land, English teacher Barbara Vaughan becomes intent on joining her archaeologist fiance Harry, who is working on the site of the Dead Sea Scrolls. Ignoring warnings not to cross the Mandelbaum Gate - the boundary between Israel and Jordan and the division between an old land and a new land - she enlists the assistance of British diplomat Freddy Hamilton and Arab contacts. An exotic and extravagant tale of abduction, espionage and pilgrimage. This is one of the 22 novels written by Muriel Spark in her lifetime. All are being published by Polygon in hardback Centenary Editions between November 2017 and September 2018.

The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (Hardcover, Centenary Edition): Muriel Spark The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (Hardcover, Centenary Edition)
Muriel Spark; Introduction by Alan Taylor 1
R287 R219 Discovery Miles 2 190 Save R68 (24%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Edinburgh, 1930, and the world is on the brink of change. Leading the charge is the glamorous, free-spirited Miss Jean Brodie, schoolteacher at the Marcia Blaine Academy, whose guiding principle is 'Give me a girl at an impressionable age and she'll be mine for life. I am dedicated to you in my prime.' While Miss Brodie manipulates and charms 'her girls' - known as the Brodie Set - with notions of romance and heroism, tragedy and a cruel betrayal beckon. This is one of the 22 novels written by Muriel Spark in her lifetime. ALL are being published by Polygon in hardback Centenary Editions between November 2017 and September 2018.

A Far Cry From Kensington (Hardcover, Centenary Edition): Muriel Spark A Far Cry From Kensington (Hardcover, Centenary Edition)
Muriel Spark; Introduction by William Boyd; Series edited by Alan Taylor 1
R288 R220 Discovery Miles 2 200 Save R68 (24%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

After young publishing assistant and war widow Mrs Hawkins crosses swords with writer Hector Bartlett the repercussions are swift. Set in postwar literary London, A Far Cry from Kensington is a mischievous and stylish tale of the cost of telling the truth. This is one of the 22 novels written by Muriel Spark in her lifetime. All are being published by Polygon in hardback Centenary Editions between November 2017 and September 2018.

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