The Telomere Effect
By Elizabeth Blackburn, Elissa Epel
A ground breaking book on the history of Telomeres offering fresh advice on how to slow down aging and lengthen life. Nobel prize winning Doctor Elizabeth Blackburn and leading health psychologist Dr Elissa Epel have discovered biological markers called Telomeres which can help to understand how healthy our cells are and what we can do to improve them. The book specifically looks ideas including; how biological age is not chronological age; a biological basis for the mind-body connection, how sleep and diet can affect telomeres and shockingly how mothers who are highly stressed during pregnancy have children with shorter telomeres. It also offers tools and advice on how to determine cellular age and telomere health. Doctor Elizabeth Blackburn was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 2009 for her discovery of telomeres and their role in the ageing process and has previously been named in TIME magazine's 100 Most Influential People.Dr. Elissa Epel is a leading health psychologist who has conducted pioneering research uncovering the psychobiological mechanisms related to how stress ages us and compromises our health-from emotional eating to unhealthy storage of abdominal fat to telomere shortening.
By Harry Barry
Identify and manage stress with this practical, seven-step programme by bestselling author and GP, Dr Harry BarryIn the world we live in, stress comes from a multiple number of sources, including pressures at work, relationship difficulties and illness. Most people can usually take what life throws at them; but when stress builds up, it can overwhelm an individual and lead to potentially serious health problems. Toxic stress is an indispensable tool on coping with the stresses of modern life. By identifying the different kinds of stress and in particular the dangers of 'toxic' stress, Dr Barry shows us how to discover where our stress is coming from and how we can effectively confront, manage and reduce it in our lives.Previously published as Flagging Stress: Toxic Stress and How to Avoid It, this edition has been fully revised and updated.
Travelling with Ghosts
By Shannon Leone Fowler
'A cross between H is for Hawk and Wild, this beautifully written tale follows Fowler's travels through Eastern Europe after her fiancé was killed by a jellyfish' Stylist'A brave and necessary record of love, as beautiful as it is heartbreaking' Ann Patchett, author of Commonwealth'A rich and absorbing memoir that shows the reader what it feels like to lose your future in a matter of seconds in a faraway land . . . Shannon learns to travel on, to get back in the ocean and to build a new life' Cathy Rentzenbrink, author of The Last Act of Love'Gloriously rendered, beautifully written, but utterly devastating . . . an intimate and inspiring experience . . . balm to the soul, as well as being a necessary witness account of the blackest depths of grief' Viv Groskop, ObserverIn the summer of 2002, Shannon Leone Fowler was backpacking with her fiancé Sean in Thailand. The couple were planning to return home after their excursion to the island of Koh Pha Ngan but their plans were devastated when a box jellyfish - the most venomous animal in the world - wrapped itself around Sean's legs, stinging and killing him in minutes. Rejecting the Thai authorities' attempt to label Sean's death as 'drunk drowning', Shannon accompanied his body home to his stunned family - a family to which she suddenly no longer belonged.Shattered, untethered and alone, Shannon set out on a journey to make sense of her loss. From contemplating the silence of Auschwitz to learning the rules for sitting shiva amid daily bombings in Israel, to finding humour and creativity in Sarajevo, a city still scarred by the recent war, Shannon charts a path through sorrow towards recovery. Traveling with Ghosts is a beautiful memorial to love and an intensely personal account of learning to live with grief. It is the story of a brave journey towards survival.
Takeaway Favourites Without the Calories
By Justine Pattison
Your favourite takeaway recipes that will make losing weight as easy as 1-2-3TAKEAWAY FAVOURITES WITHOUT THE CALORIES takes all the hassle out of cooking your favourite food from around the world, the low-cal way.In the WITHOUT THE CALORIES series, bestselling recipe writer Justine Pattison's 123 Plan provides an easy-to-follow approach to your daily meals. Each calorie-counted recipe has been triple tested, with tips and ideas to enhance your low-cal cooking experience, plus additional nutritional information to suit any diet regime.
By Sue Palmer
Children throughout the developed world are suffering: instances of obesity, dyslexia, ADHD, bad behaviour and so on are all on the rise. And it's not simply that our willingness to diagnose has increased; there are very real and growing problems. Sue Palmer, a former head teacher and literacy expert, has researched a whole range of problem areas, from poor diet, lack of exercise and sleep deprivation to a range of modern difficulties that are having a major effect: television, computer games, mobile phones. This combination of factors, added to the increasingly busy and stressed life of parents, means that we are developing a toxic new generation.TOXIC CHILDHOOD illustrates the latest research from around the world and provides answers for worried parents as to how they can protect their families from the problems of the modern world and help ensure that their children emerge as healthy, intelligent and pleasant adults.
Things to Make and Do With Your Children
By Myleene Klass
Bumper collection of fun activities, stories, songs and rhymes, plus advice from Myleene Klass, one of Britain's most popular mums.Whether you have five minutes or five days, this book is packed with 150 inspiring and fun activities that will keep you and your child busy.If you are anything like me, you will constantly be wracking your brains for ways to keep your children entertained. This book gives you lots of new ideas for activities, both indoors and out, and often on the spur of the moment. None of them are expensive or complicated and most don't need a truck-load of ingredients or special equipment. I also know the pressure to ensure your child is reaching 'key milestones' so I've worked with a child development specialist to make sure all the activities are high in early learning content as well as being fun.
By Mark Stephens
'Think Slim is weight loss for the mind.' - Dr Neil Peace, Sydney Medical Weight Loss CentreThere are countless diet books out there that promise dramatic results. So why do so many of us struggle to lose weight and keep the pounds off permanently? The answer is all in your mind, says Mark Stephens. In Think Slim Mark gives you the tools to change the way you think, so you can stick to your plan for eating and exercising well. Via self-hypnosis using 12 keys, Mark will show you how to:* Control your emotional states* Accept responsibility rather than make excuses* Change habits* Eliminate limiting beliefs and negative emotions* Set goals* Change your thinking at the subconscious level* Use positive self talk and a whole lot more.To succeed with your diet or get-fit plan, Think Slim.
By Miss Read
The first novel in the bestselling Thrush Green series.It's the May Day holiday, and a fair has come to the village of Thrush Green.The residents of Thrush Green all have their own views about the fair. For young Paul, just recovered from an illness, it is a joy to be allowed out to play at the fair; for Ruth, who returned to the soothing tranquillity of Thrush Green nursing a broken heart, the fair is a welcome distraction from her own problems. And for Dr Lovell, the fair brings an unexpected new patient. Then there is Mrs Curdle, the long-standing matriarch of the fair. For her, this year's visit to Thrush Green awakens mixed feelings, and a difficulty she doesn't want to face...Full of Miss Read's inimitable charm and humour, THRUSH GREEN is a wonderful introduction to this bestselling series.
By Katrina Bowman
When Louise and Katrina discovered they were having twins, both had the same thought once they recovered from the shock: buy a book that explains what to expect in order to get organised and to prepare emotionally and physically for the anticipated upheaval to their lives. When they couldn't find such a text, they decided to write it themselves. Based on extensive research as well as their own and other twin parents' experiences of pregnancy, birth and twin toddlers, Katrina and Louise offer sound practical advice that is backed up by medical practitioners and health professionals where relevant. Detailed information with user-friendly explanations of medical jargon is peppered with amusing and moving stories of catastrophe, chaos and coping. There are at-a-glance hints and survival tips at the end of each chapter and easy-reference tables of information throughout.The number of multiple births is rapidly increasing due to IVF and the older age range of new mothers. More people are having twins (or multiples) than ever before. This is the book they have to have.
Three Little Ships
By Lilian Harry
Lilian Harry's engrossing wartime saga about the heroes and heroines of Dunkirk.During just nine days in the early summer of 1940, nearly eight hundred 'little ships', from lifeboats and passenger steamers to small private yachts and dinghies, set off across the English Channel to rescue almost half a million men trapped on the beaches of Dunkirk. Among them were three very different craft - a London fireboat from the docklands of the East End, manned by skipper Olly Mears and his crew; a small pleasure steamer from the River Dart in Devon, commanded by twenty-one-year-old Robby Endacott, an Able Seaman in the Royal Navy who grew up on the banks of the Dart; and a small motor yacht owned by Portsmouth solicitor Hubert Stainbank and crewed by his sons, Charles and Toby.As each boat ferries exhausted men from the beaches to the waiting ships, under incessant fire from enemy aircraft and in a sea awash with debris and bodies, the men are unknowingly united by a powerful driving force - the urgent need to find one man, brother or son, who matters more to them than anyone else. Each of these missing men has a family, a wife or a sweetheart at home who is anxiously waiting for news...One sweetheart in particular is determined to play her own part in the rescue.