Health & Wellbeing (205)

Flu Hunter

ISBN: 9781988531311

Author: Robert G. Webster    Publisher: Otago University Press

When a new influenza virus emerges that is able to be transmitted between humans, it spreads globally as a pandemic, often with high mortality. Enormous social ...


When a new influenza virus emerges that is able to be transmitted between humans, it spreads globally as a pandemic, often with high mortality. Enormous social disruption and substantial economic cost can result. The 1918 Spanish influenza pandemic was undoubtedly the most devastating influenza pandemic to date, and it has been Dr Robert Webster’s life’s work to figure out how and why. In so doing he has made a remarkable contribution to our understanding of the evolution of influenza viruses and how to control them. A century on, Flu Hunter is a gripping account of the tenacious scientific detective work involved in revealing the secrets of this killer virus. Dubbed ‘Flu Hunter’ by Smithsonian Magazine in 2006, Dr Webster began his research in the early 1960s with the insight that the natural ecology of most influenza viruses is among wild aquatic birds. Painstaking tracking and testing of thousands of birds eventually led him and the other scientists involved to establish a link between these bird virus ‘reservoirs’ and human influenza pandemics. Some of this fascinating scientific work involved exhuming bodies of Spanish flu victims from the Arctic permafrost in a search for tissue samples containing genetic material from the virus. Could a global influenza pandemic occur again? Webster’s warning is clear: ‘... it is not only possible, it is just a matter of when.’


Bind: paperback


Pages: 220


Dimensions: 150 x 230 mm


$35.00
The Unconventional Career of Dr Muriel Bell

ISBN: 9781988531304

Author: Diana Brown    Publisher: Otago University Press

Whether or not you have heard of pioneering nutritionist Muriel Bell, she has had a profound effect on your health. Appointed New Zealand’s first state n...


Whether or not you have heard of pioneering nutritionist Muriel Bell, she has had a profound effect on your health. Appointed New Zealand’s first state nutritionist in 1940, a position she held for almost a quartercentury, Muriel Bell was behind ground-breaking public health schemes such as milk in schools, iodised salt and water fluoridation. The first woman in New Zealand to be awarded the research degree of Doctor of Medicine (MD), in 1926, her subsequent pioneering research on vitamins and minerals helped to prevent deficiency diseases, and later, optimise health. Bell’s early research into fats and cholesterol tackled the complexity of nutrition-related aspects of coronary heart disease. At the base of her commitment to science lay a deep social concern, especially for women and children. In service to this cause Muriel Bell worked tirelessly. As a lecturer in physiology from 1923 to 1927, she had been one of the first women academics at Otago Medical School. In 1937 she became a foundation member of the Medical Research Council, serving for two decades while simultaneously she was the sole woman on the Board of Health. Her nutritional advice – common sense to us today but revolutionary at the time – was to eat more fruit, vegetables and milk products and to cut down on sugar, fat and meat. Muriel Bell was a trailblazer by anyone’s definition, unswervingly committed to the understanding that we are what we eat; that nutrition is a cornerstone of individual and public health. Diana Brown tells the story of this extraordinary woman in this long-overdue biography.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 196


Dimensions: 150 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 01-11-2018


$35.00
The Little Book of Modern Grooming

ISBN: 9781786855374

Author: Rufus Cavendish    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

From shaping your beard to the ultimate skincare routine, this sleek volume offers hacks, techniques and tips to keep you looking fine as hell. Discover natural...


From shaping your beard to the ultimate skincare routine, this sleek volume offers hacks, techniques and tips to keep you looking fine as hell. Discover natural alternatives to keep costs down and tackle bathroom bottle clutter. With this advice-filled book you’re just a page-turn away from looking great and feeling even better.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 120 x 158 mm


Publication Date: 13-09-2018


$27.99
How To Relax

ISBN: 9781786855381

Author: Laura Milne    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Close your eyes, take a deep breath and unwind… Reaching complete relaxation in the midst of our busy lives might seem hard to achieve, but it’s easier tha...


Close your eyes, take a deep breath and unwind… Reaching complete relaxation in the midst of our busy lives might seem hard to achieve, but it’s easier than you think: a few simple methods and techniques can make all the difference. Bursting with tips, calming statements and activities, How to Relax will provide you with everything you need to channel your inner peace and help you feel content.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 148 x 210 mm


Publication Date: 15-09-2018


$27.99
The Bariatric Bible

ISBN: 9781911621010

Author: Carol Bowen Ball    Publisher: Grub Street

After Carol Bowen Ball underwent bariatric surgery she found there was very little practical information for weight-loss surgery patients and as a result she wr...


After Carol Bowen Ball underwent bariatric surgery she found there was very little practical information for weight-loss surgery patients and as a result she wrote the first (and to date only) UK bariatric advice and cookery book – Return to Slender. At the same time she launched BariatricCookery.com a website to support the same patients. A year later she wrote a sequel Return 2 Slender… Second Helpings. Both books have been widely praised by the professional bariatric community as well as pre-op and post-op patients. The recipes in The Bariatric Bible are designed and developed to help at every stage after weight-loss surgery. They are colour-coded to suit the 3 main stages afterwards. These are: the Red or 1st Fluids Stage, the Amber or 2nd Soft/Puréed Stage, the Green or 3rd Eating for Life Stage. They will have a nutritional analysis breakdown. This includes measured calories, protein, carbohydrate and fat levels. Recipes are also further coded for suitability for freezing and for vegetarian eating. A new bariatric lifestyle however isn’t just about food – it is also about exercise, changes in behaviour and relationships, adhering to essential medications; coping with unsettling situations that can de-rail the best of intentions, dealing with social situations like eating out; finding new ideas for a changing body through fashion and beauty advice; and making new healthier habits to replace old destructive ones. As a result the book will be the most comprehensive book of any currently on the market. The book will cover the types of surgery on offer for those who want to know more so that they (along with their bariatric team) can make the best choice from the selection available. It will also look at and advise on the many pre-op diets that are required prior to surgery – sometimes to lose weight as part of the qualification process and also as the liver-reducing diet prior to surgery itself for safe intervention. However, it will mainly focus on advice and recipes for after surgery to help the post-op patient maximise their best chance of long-term success with weight-loss and better health.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 170 x 240 mm


Publication Date: 20-07-2018


$55.00
Be A Warrior Not A Worrier

ISBN: 9781786855671

Author: Elizabeth Archer    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

‘You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.’ Eleanor Roosevelt Ditch fear. Discover yo...


‘You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.’ Eleanor Roosevelt Ditch fear. Discover your inner warrior. There is so much to worry about: work, relationships, money, health… But instead of panicking over what could happen, why not choose a different path – one where you let go of worry and focus on getting the most out of life instead? Prepare to discover your inner fearlessness with this collection of simple but effective tips for breaking free of anxiety, tackling obstacles with resilience and resolve, and reaching for your dreams. Bursting with confidence-boosting statements and inspirational quotes from those who tackle life head-on, this book will supercharge your strength and help you become a warrior, not a worrier.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 149 x 195 mm


Publication Date: 09-08-2018


$34.99
How To Quieten Your Mind

ISBN: 9781786855268

Author: Anna Barnes    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Inner peace is within your reach A busy mind is one of the hazards of modern-day life, and it can be a huge drain on your energy and well-being. But be assured:...


Inner peace is within your reach A busy mind is one of the hazards of modern-day life, and it can be a huge drain on your energy and well-being. But be assured: whether you find it difficult to keep unwanted thoughts at bay or you’ve just got a hundred and one things to think about, there are ways to relax and unwind that can be learned, practised and perfected. Filled with helpful tips, soothing statements and calming activities, How to Quieten Your Mind will put you back in the driving seat and help you to feel relaxed, more in control and at peace with yourself.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 148 x 210 mm


Publication Date: 09-08-2018


$27.99
This Girl Ran

ISBN: 9781786852175

Author: Helen Croydon    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

If you had told Helen two years ago that she would be getting up at 6 a.m. on Sundays to swim in a freezing reservoir and spending her Saturday nights unshowere...


If you had told Helen two years ago that she would be getting up at 6 a.m. on Sundays to swim in a freezing reservoir and spending her Saturday nights unshowered and covered in mud in a pub, she would have spat out her champagne. But when everyone around you starts settling down, what else is a glamorous party girl to do but to launch herself into the world of endurance sport? For someone who didn’t even own a pair of flat shoes (and definitely no waterproofs), Helen would soon find she had a lot to learn. Join Helen on her hilarious and soul-searching journey as she swaps a life of cocktail bars and dating for the challenges and exhilaration of triathlons, trail runs, obstacle races, long-distance cycles and ocean swims… and sets herself the seemingly impossible goal of qualifying as a Team GB triathlete.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 320


Dimensions: 129 x 198 mm


Publication Date: 09-02-2018


$27.99
Run Mummy Run

ISBN: 9781786852373

Author: Leanne Davies    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

If you’re a mum who wants to run, there’s nothing stopping you! When busy mum Leanne Davies set up a social media group for her and a couple of friends to ...


If you’re a mum who wants to run, there’s nothing stopping you! When busy mum Leanne Davies set up a social media group for her and a couple of friends to encourage one another to go running, she never imagined it would quickly become a nationwide network of thousands of women, all sharing a passion for the sport and a penchant for colourful compression socks. Gathering the very best of the advice and tips from the Run Mummy Run network, Leanne and co-writer Lucy have created this comprehensive beginner’s guide to running that includes sections on: From starting with a Couch To 5k plan to building up the confidence to race Fitting in running around work and family life Overcoming barriers to exercise How to keep on running when motivation wanes, and much more! Not just your average practical go-to, this book is filled with down-to-earth advice, training schedules and inspirational stories that’ll help you to be fit, healthy and happy.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 320


Dimensions: 129 x 198 mm


Publication Date: 12-01-2018


$27.99
Wayside Medicine

ISBN: 9781910723357

Authors: Julie Bruton-Seal, Matthew Seal    Publisher: Merlin Unwin Books

Wayside Medicine is packed with practical information on the use of over 50 native plants as sources of herbal medicine. The countryside abounds with cures whic...


Wayside Medicine is packed with practical information on the use of over 50 native plants as sources of herbal medicine. The countryside abounds with cures which really work and cost a fraction of over-the-counter commercial brands. Have the satisfaction of picking and making your own simple herbal medicine, which has worked for centuries. The authors of Wayside Medicine remind us of a cornucopia of nature’s healing plants which have somehow been forgotten. Here are clear instructions from a renowned professional herbalist on how to make your own remedies: teas, oils, tinctures, poultices and creams. Stunning colour pictures accompany all the plants, as well as a comprehensive index matching health problems to the right herbal cure.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 189 x 246 mm


Publication Date: 01-05-2017


$45.00
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