By Nathan H. Lents
We like to think of ourselves as highly evolved creatures. But if we are evolution's greatest creation, why are we so badly designed? We have retinas that face backward, the stump of a tail, and way too many bones in our wrists. We must find vitamins and nutrients in our diets that other animals simply make for themselves. Millions of us can't reproduce successfully without help from modern science. We have nerves that take bizarre paths, muscles that attach to nothing, and lymph nodes that do more harm than good. And that's just the beginning of the story.As biologist Nathan H. Lents explains, our evolutionary history is a litany of mistakes, each more entertaining and enlightening than the last. As we will discover, by exploring human shortcomings, we can peer into our past, because each of our flaws tells a story about our species' evolutionary history.A rollicking, deeply informative tour of our four-billion-year-long evolutionary saga, Human Errors both celebrates our imperfections - for our mutations are, in their own way, a testament to our species' greatness - and offers an unconventional accounting of the cost of our success.
By Julia Buckley
Julia Buckley needs a miracle. Like a third of the UK population, she has a chronic pain condition. According to her doctors, it can't be cured. She doesn't believe them. She does believe in miracles, though. It's just a question of tracking one down.Julia's search for a cure takes her on a global quest, exploring the boundaries between science, psychology and faith with practitioners on the fringes of conventional, traditional and alternative medicine. From neuroplastic brain rewiring in San Francisco to medical marijuana in Colorado, Haitian vodou rituals to Brazilian 'spiritual surgery', she's willing to try anything. Can miracles happen? And more importantly, what happens next if they do?Raising vital questions about the modern medical system, this is also a story about identity in a system historically skewed against 'hysterical' female patients, and the struggle to retain a sense of self under the medical gaze. Heal Me explains why modern medicine's current approach to chronic pain is failing patients. It explores the importance of faith, hope and cynicism, and examines our relationships with our doctors, our beliefs and ourselves.
The Healthy Gut Handbook
By Justine Pattison, Tim Spector
Lose weight and improve your health with delicious recipes and an easy-to-follow 28 day plan, with an introduction by Professor Tim Spector.A healthy gut is vital to our digestion, energy levels, weight and wellbeing. The Healthy Gut Handbook is a practical guide to boosting your gut health, and choosing foods that make you feel and look great. It includes a 28-day plan to kick-start a healthy gut, and helpful tips on how to maintain this way of eating for life. Over 80 tasty and simple recipes are full of easy-to-find and inexpensive ingredients vital to gut health, from yoghurt and olive oil to pulses, fermented foods, proper cheeses, and even wine and chocolate! With easy-to-follow daily planners, space to make your own notes and ideas on how to track your progress, The Healthy Gut Handbook makes eating for gut health simple, fun and - best of all - delicious!With an introduction by Professor Tim Spector, director of the British Gut project.
By Susan Blum
Arthritis is the most common cause of disability in the world--greater than both back pain and heart disease. One example, Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA), is the most common autoimmune disease, affecting 1% of the UK population, and almost 68 million people worldwide. Conventional medicine tends to treat arthritis with strong, gut-damaging, immune-suppressing pain medications, temporarily relieving the symptoms of the disease without addressing its root causes. Now, in her groundbreaking new book, Dr. Susan Blum, a leading expert in functional medicine, offers a better approach to healing arthritis permanently.Dr. Blum's groundbreaking three-step protocol is designed to address the underlying causes of the condition and heal the body permanently by:Treating Rheumatoid Arthritis, Osteoarthritis, and moreHealing your gut to heal your jointsReducing inflammation without medicationDr. Blum's innovative method includes a two-week plan to quickly reduce pain through anti-inflammatory foods and supplements; followed by an intensive gut repair to rid the body of bad bacteria and strengthen the gastrointestinal system for a dramatic improvement in arthritis symptoms and inflammation; and then addresses the emotional issues that contribute to inflammation, and eating a simple, Mediterranean inspired diet to maintain a healthy gut.Featuring detailed case studies, including Dr. Blum's own inspiring personal story, Healing Arthritis offers a revolutionary way to heal your gut, repair your immune system, control inflammation, and live a happier, healthier life...arthritis-free.
By Liz Earle
Liz Earle examines the causes of hair loss and explains which supplements, shampoos, medical treatments and alternative therapies really work.This fully revised and updated quick guide from bestselling beauty and wellbeing writer Liz Earle includes:- The types of reversible hair loss- A hair transplant: what it entails- Natural remedies and the latest drug treatments- Essential nutrients and daily supplements- How to choose shampoos and the best in hair care
By Liz Earle
Liz Earle provides a complete guide to the changes that occur during menopause and explains how problems can be managed using supplements, HRT and alternative therapies.Bestselling beauty and wellbeing writer Liz Earle's fully revised and updated quick guide to a healthy menopause, including: - A guide to physical changes- Common problems and how to avoid them- The pros and cons of HRT- Conventional and natural therapies - Latest research into supplements - Essential addresses
By Liz Earle
Liz Earle provides of the information you need to stay happy and healthy during pregnancy and helps you to prepare for childbirth and the arrival of your baby.Bestselling beauty and wellbeing writer Liz Earle's fully revised and updated quick guide to a healthy pregnancy, including:- All your nutritional needs- Natural remedies and skin care- Safe forms of exercise - Resting and relaxation techniques - Preparing for the birth- The best birthing positions - A guide to pain relief- Essential addresses
Herbs for Health
By Liz Earle
Liz Earle provides an accessible and complete guide to the healing and health-giving properties of traditional natural remedies.Best selling beauty and wellbeing writer Liz Earle's fully revised and updated quick guide to healing herbs and natural remedies, including:- An introduction to herbal remedies and medicine- A complete A-Z of herbs and their uses- A remedy finder for specific conditions and how to treat them, from allergies to cellulite and travel sickness- Tips on how to incorporate healing and delicious herbs such as bay, mint and thyme into your everyday cooking- A how-to-guide to growing herbs in the garden and indoors
The Hairy Dieters
By Hairy Bikers
The Hairy Bikers have lost almost 6 stone between them and you can lose weight too... Si King and Dave Myers are self-confessed food lovers. Food isn't just fuel to them, it's their life. But, like many of us, they've found that the weight has crept on over the years. So they've made a big decision to act before it's too late and lose some pounds. With over 1.3 million copies and counting, Si and Dave have come up with tasty recipes that are low in calories and big on flavour in this groundbreaking diet book. This is real food for real people, not skinny minnies.
The Hairy Dieters: Good Eating
By Hairy Bikers
Following on from their multi-million selling diet books, THE HAIRY DIETERS and THE HAIRY DIETERS: EAT FOR LIFE, the Hairy Bikers share more delicious low-calorie recipes and easy-to-follow advice.Si King and Dave Myers, aka the Hairy Bikers, have been entertaining and feeding Britain with their unique blend of tasty recipes, cheeky humour and motorbike enthusiasm for years now. The Hairy Dieters books have sold nearly 2 million copies in the UK and their third diet book provides even more low-cal family favourites.Si King and Dave Myers are the nation's favourite food heroes. The stars of numerous TV cookery series, they represent all that is good-hearted and loved about food.
The Honest Toddler
By The Honest Toddler, Kyle McCarley
A laugh-out-loud funny parenting guide from the Honest Toddler, the Internet's most infamous tot, whose unchecked sense of entitlement and undeniable charm on the Honest Toddler blog and on Twitter @HonestToddler have captivated hundreds of thousands of fans online.Are you a confused parent to a toddler?Are you constantly disappointing the small child in your life?This book can help you become a better servant/parent to the toddler at the heart of your world.You'll learn about everything from meal preparation (hint: just put the crackers on a plate), play date etiquette (don't touch. Just don't.), to how time-outs make you look like a fool. The Honest Toddler says a firm 'NO' to popular, fashionable parenting trends and instead embraces the big questions: Who Does Mommy Belong To? How Can You Prevent Siblings? And Sleep and Weaning Yourself Off it.Read by Kyle McCarley. Kyle McCarley, a graduate of the University of Southern California, is a voice-over actor whose credits include audiobooks, video games, TV pilots, Web cartoons and commercials, radio and TV commercials, radio dramas, e-learning software, podcasts, interactive voice mail, and even a toy plush monkey. He started his career as an amateur podcaster with his radio drama The Chalice of Silvermoon, which he recorded in his sophomore dorm room at USC. He has been heard in such games as Dragon Nest, Vindictus, and MapleStory; the audiobooks Forgotten Realms: The Shadow Stone by Richard Baker and Nightingale by New York Times bestselling author David Farland; commercials for Pandora Online Radio; and much more. Kyle is now in the process of developing a cartoon based on the radio play that started it all, now titled The Chalice of Evermoon.(p) 2013 Tantor, Inc
By Margot Hellmiss, Norbert Kriegisch
Illustrated in colour throughoutPacked with information and advice from medically trained authors