Category: Health studies

A Good Death

Patrick Crean Editions | April 26, 2016 | 256 pages
We can’t avoid death, but the prospect is a lot less terrifying since the Supreme Court of Canada legalized physician-assisted death. Competent adults, suffering grievously from intolerable medical conditions, will have the right to ask for a doctor’s help in ending their lives. That much is... More Info

Now Go Out There

Harper | April 5, 2016 | 80 pages
A celebration of curiosity, compassion, and the surprising power of fear, based on the New York Times bestselling author and renowned professor’s 2015 commencement address at Syracuse University. “Being smart and rich are lucky, but being curious & compassionate will save your ass.” Every... More Info

The Germ Files

February 2, 2016 | 288 pages
Does for microbiology what Dr Joe Schwarcz's Brain Fuel (Anchor, 2010) did for chemistry: informs and entertains with accessible mini-essays. Jason Tetro, author of The Germ Code (Doubleday, 2013, also available), is back with a very different book but the same message: microbes are amazing, they... More Info

The End of Dieting

HarperOne | December 29, 2015 | 368 pages
In The End of Dieting, Joel Fuhrman M.D., a board-certified family physician who specializes in preventing and reversing disease through nutritional and natural methods, and #1 New York Times bestselling author of Eat to Live, Super Immunity and TheEnd of Diabetes, delivers a powerful... More Info

Farmacology

WmMorrowPB | August 11, 2015 | 320 pages
A doctor explores what farming can teach us about nurturing ourselves Do the microbes in the soil communicate with the microbes in our bodies? Why does a dirty farm offer protection from allergies while a dirty urban apartment does not? What can we learn about "good" stress from pastured hens? How... More Info

Lethal But Legal

Oxford University Press, USA | March 1, 2016 | 360 pages
Decisions made by the food, tobacco, alcohol, pharmaceutical, gun, and automobile industries have a greater impact on today's health than the decisions of scientists and policymakers. As the collective influence of corporations has grown, governments around the world have stepped back from their... More Info

Aliceheimers

April 15, 2016 | 80 pages
Reprint of: Aliceheimer's / Dana Walrath. Yerevan, Armenia, Harvest Publishers, 2013.  More Info

Things to Do in a Retirement Home Trailer Park

Penn State University Press | November 1, 2015 | 310 pages
Aneurin (Nye) Wright hasn&’t been on good terms with his father for a long time. When he receives a call on his birthday from his father, Neil, he isn&’t quite sure how to react. Neil has been diagnosed with emphysema and is &“certified for hospice,&” a six-month death... More Info

Outpatients

February 9, 2016 | 128 pages
Today more people travel to Hungary for dental care than to any other country in Europe. The fascinating story of how Hungary became Europe's dental chair is a case study in medical tourism, which has become a growing multi-billion-dollar industry -- exploding in places as varied as India, Brazil,... More Info

The End Of Memory

HarperCollins Publishers | January 19, 2016 | 304 pages
Canada’s bestselling science writer illuminates the mysteries of Alzheimer’s disease, one of the most puzzling and debilitating conditions of the modern era It is a wicked illness that robs its victims of their memories, their ability to think clearly and, ultimately, their lives. For... More Info

The Dorito Effect

Simon and Schuster | March 22, 2016 | 272 pages
"In The Dorito Effect, Mark Schatzker shows us how our approach to the nation's number one public health crisis has gotten it wrong. The epidemics of obesity, heart disease, and diabetes are not tied to the overabundance of fat or carbs or any other specific nutrient. Instead, we have been led... More Info

The Lucky Years

Simon and Schuster | January 5, 2016 | 288 pages
Bestselling author David Agus unveils the brave new world of medicine, one in which we can take control of our health like never before and doctors can fine-tune strategies and weapons to prevent illness. In his first bestseller, The End of Illness, David Agus revealed how to add vibrant years to... More Info

How Can I Help?

Simon and Schuster | February 23, 2016 | 400 pages
A humane behind-the-scenes account of a week in the life of a psychiatrist at one of Canada’s leading mental health hospitals. How Can I Help? takes us to the frontlines of modern psychiatric care. How Can I Help? portrays a week in the life of Dr. David Goldbloom as he treats patients,... More Info

The Dirt Cure

Simon and Schuster | January 26, 2016 | 336 pages
In the tradition of Michael Pollan, Mark Hyman, and Andrew Weil, pioneering integrative pediatric neurologist Maya Shetreat-Klein, MD, reveals the shocking contents of children's food, how it's seriously harming their bodies and brains, and what we can do about it. And she presents the first... More Info

No Grain, No Pain

Simon and Schuster | January 26, 2016 | 368 pages
In the tradition of Wheat Belly and Grain Brain; No Grain, No Pain demonstrates the proven link between a gluten-heavy diet and chronic pain and discomfort—and offers a groundbreaking, 28-day, grain-free diet plan to help you heal yourself from the inside out. More than 100 million Americans... More Info

The Cannabis Health Index

December 1, 2015 | 672 pages
First published: Berkeley, Calif.: Logos Publishing House, [2013]  More Info

All the Things We Never Knew

Seal Press | October 1, 2015 | 312 pages
Even as a reporter, Sheila Hamilton missed the signs as her husband Michael's mental illness unfolded before her. By the time she had pieced together the puzzle, it was too late. Her once brilliant, intense, and hilarious partner was dead within six weeks of a formal diagnosis of bipolar disorder,... More Info

Wasted

Greystone Books Ltd | March 15, 2016 | 320 pages
Psychotherapist Michael Pond is no stranger to the devastating consequences of alcoholism. He has helped hundreds of people conquer their addictions, but this knowledge did not prevent his own near-demise. In this riveting memoir, he recounts how he lost his practice, his home, and his family--all... More Info

Addicted

Greystone Books Ltd | February 5, 2016 | 272 pages
Is addiction a disease, a sin, a sign of hypersensitivity, a personal failing, or a unique resource for the creative mind? However it is defined, addiction can have devastating consequences, often shattering lives, sundering families, causing impoverishment, and even triggering suicide. Yet it can... More Info

The Obesity Code

Greystone Books Ltd | January 26, 2016 | 296 pages
In this highly readable and provocative book, Dr. Jason Fung sets out an original, robust theory of obesity that provides startling insights into proper nutrition. Flying in the face of the weight-loss recommendations that have failed in the past, this book reveals that obesity is a hormonal, not a... More Info

The Cannabis Spa at Home

Skyhorse Publishing Company Incorporated | October 1, 2015 | 160 pages
The Cannabis Spa at Home contains informative guides and complete instructions for more than seventy-five cannabis spa recipes free of preservatives and major allergens that can be prepared in the home kitchen or professional spa with wholesome herbal ingredients. Although spa potions and oils... More Info

50 Great Myths of Popular Psychology

LibreDigital | May 29, 2016 | 332 pages
Uses popular myths as a vehicle for helping students and laypersons to distinguish science from pseudoscience. This book explores topics that readers relate to, but often misunderstand, such as a opposites attract, a people use only 10 per cent of their brains, and handwriting reveals your... More Info
$34.99

First Bite

Basic Books (AZ) | December 1, 2015 | 336 pages
We do not come into the world with an innate sense of taste and nutrition; as omnivores, we have to learn how and what to eat, how sweet is too sweet, and what food will give us the most energy for the coming day. But how does this education happen? What are the origins of taste? In First Bite, the... More Info

Mindful Tech

January 12, 2016 | 224 pages
Through a series of lucid and engaging exercises, readers are invited to discover healthier and more effective digital practices  More Info
$20.50

Our Bodies, Our Bikes

Elly Blue Publishing | November 10, 2015 | 192 pages
Our Bodies, Our Bikes is a resource and companion for women who ride bicycles. Through personal stories, how-to guidelines, and factual information, contributors explore the intersection of cycling and women's health, from bike fit to clothing, from periods to childbirth, from media representation... More Info
$28.00

When the Sun Bursts

November 24, 2015 | 224 pages
A leading psychoanalyst shares his experiences working with schizophrenic patients to show how effective talk therapy can be as a treatment  More Info
$34.50

Permanent Midnight

Barnacle Book | September 15, 2015 | 396 pages
Jerry Stahl's seminal memoir of drug addiction and a career in Hollywood, Permanent Midnight is a classic along the lines of Hubert Selby, Jr.'s Last Exit to Brooklyn. Illuminating the self-loathing and self-destruction of an addict's inner life, Permanent Midnight follows Stahl through the dregs... More Info
$25.95

Things I Did When I Was Hangry

Parallax Press | September 1, 2015 | 256 pages
After years of struggling with eating disorders and anxiety around food and eating, Annie Mahon figured that having a path, any path, is helpful. When she read The Miracle of Mindfulness by Thich Nhat Hanh, she changed her relationship with food and transformed nearly every aspect of her life. In... More Info

Gentle Birth Choices

Healing Arts Press | August 9, 2005 | 320 pages
Birth as every woman would like it to be • Recommended by Lamaze International as one of the top ten books for pregnant women and their families • Includes a 45-minute DVD of six live gentle births • More than 32,000 copies sold of the original edition New parents are faced with a myriad of... More Info
$25.00

Notes of a Love Song

FriesenPress | May 14, 2015 | 360 pages
When Claire Verney agreed to 'for better or for worse, in sickness and in health' she never imagined the journey that lay ahead of her. Her husband Michael was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease at the age of forty-six. Notes of a Love Song chronicles their lives as Claire becomes her husband's... More Info

Rising Strong

August 25, 2015 | 352 pages
The physics of vulnerability is simple: If we are brave enough often enough, we will fall. The author of the #1New York Times bestsellers Daring Greatly and The Gifts of Imperfectiontells us what it takes to get back up, and how owning our stories of disappointment, failure, and heartbreak gives us... More Info

Panic Diaries

Duke University Press Books | March 1, 2006 | 362 pages
DIVA cultural history and sociological critique of 20th century panic, from the Cold War to contemporary psychiatry./div  More Info
$13.95

Everyday Bicycling

August 11, 2015 | 128 pages
Everyday Bicycling is your guide to everything you need to know to get started riding a bicycle for transportation. Elly Blue introduces you to the basics, including street smarts, bike shopping, dressing professionally, carrying everything from groceries to furniture, riding with children, and... More Info

Saving Simon

Random House Incorporated | August 4, 2015 | 224 pages
In this heartfelt, thoughtful, and inspiring memoir, New York Times bestselling author Jon Katz tells the story of his beloved rescue donkey, Simon, and the wondrous ways that animals make us wiser and kinder people. In the spring of 2011, Jon Katz received a phone call that would challenge every... More Info
$22.00

Suspicious Minds

Free Press | July 21, 2015 | 352 pages
A “clear, witty, and engaging” (The Boston Globe) journey through the brain that connects neuroscience, biology, and culture. An “intellectual landmark” (Edward Shorter, Literary Review of Canada). The current view of delusions—the strange beliefs held by people with schizophrenia and... More Info
$33.50

Genomic Messages

HarperOne | June 23, 2015 | 304 pages
Ready or not, medical practice is changing. Advances in the field of genomics—the study of how our DNA is constructed and functions—have made it easier for physicians to diagnose, treat, and even predict today's many pressing health concerns. With the emergence of genomic sequencing and DNA... More Info
$18.50

Self-Compassion

William Morrow Paperbacks | June 23, 2015 | 320 pages
The relentless pursuit of high self-esteem has become a virtual religion. Our ultracompetitive culture tells us we need to be constantly above average to feel good about ourselves, but there is always someone more attractive, successful, or intelligent than we are. And even when we do manage to... More Info

Health Care

Brunswick Books | May 29, 2016 | 157 pages
As access to sufficient health care continues to become a dominant—and divisive—issue in the world today, this resource acts as a primer to the public health care system Canada has had in place for the last 30 years. While explaining the program's cost efficiency and dramatically better health... More Info
$14.95

Bright Eyed

June 1, 2015 | 120 pages
In shutting out shut-eye in favour of productivity, have we created an insomnia culture?  More Info

The Pocket Parent

Workman Publishing | May 29, 2016 | 379 pages
Presents advice for parents of two-to-five-year-olds, beginning with an overall approach to discipline, followed by an A-to-Z compendium of common problems and their solutions.  More Info
$21.95

The Good Karma Diet

Tarcher | May 19, 2015 | 320 pages
Many popular diets call for avoiding some foods or eating others exclusively. But as The Good Karma Diet reveals, the secret to looking and feeling great is actually quite simple: Treat our planet and all its inhabitants well. In this revolutionary book, bestselling author Victoria Moran reveals... More Info
$17.50

The Paleo Vegetarian Diet

Ulysses Press | May 12, 2015 | 208 pages
The first guide to opening up the wildly popular diet to vegetarians The Paleo lifestyle has taken the world by storm by helping millions of people quickly and safely lose weight. But other books have focused on the meat-loving hunters while you vegetarian gatherers have been ignored?until now! The... More Info

10% Human

Harper | May 5, 2015 | 304 pages
You are just 10% human. For every one of the cells that make up the vessel that you call your body, there are nine impostor cells hitching a ride. You are not just flesh and blood, muscle and bone, brain and skin, but also bacteria and fungi. Over your lifetime, you will carry the equivalent weight... More Info
$22.99

Got Milked

April 21, 2015 | 304 pages
In Got Milked, dairy's answer to Wheat Belly and Grain Brain, Alissa Hamilton breaks down the science to illustrate how the milk kick is making us sick-and what we can do about it. In 1993, the "Got Milk?" campaign launched in California to help reverse declining milk sales across the U.S. With a... More Info
$24.95

Mary Jane

Seal Press (CA) | April 1, 2015 | 232 pages
“Finally, a thoroughly modern guide to help women become Cannabis Sativa connoisseurs. Welcome to a wonderful examination of weed–a plant worthy of saving the planet and people’s lives.” —Greta Gaines, performing artist and TV host Covering the aspects of cannabis that matter most to... More Info
$32.99

What's Wrong with Processed Food?

Fourth Estate | February 22, 2015 | 300 pages
From the author of What to Eat and Shopped, a revelatory investigation into what really goes into the food we eat.Even with 25 years experience as a journalist and investigator of the food chain, Joanna Blythman still felt she had unanswered questions about the food we consume every day. How... More Info

Epic Measures

HarperWave | April 7, 2015 | 352 pages
Moneyball meets medicine in this remarkable chronicle of one of the greatest scientific quests of our time and the visionary mastermind behind it. Medical doctor and economist Christopher Murray began the Global Burden of Disease study to gain a truer understanding of how we live and how we die.... More Info
$24.99

Living Recovery

Wilfrid Laurier University Press | April 30, 2015 | 165 pages
Living Recovery provides critical information for practitioners and educators in mental health services about the self-described needs of young people diagnosed with mental illness. It portrays the stages of living with mental illness through the recovery model ELAR—emergence, loss, adaptation,... More Info
$32.95

Lighting Up

NYU Press | February 13, 2015 | 272 pages
While the past 40 years have seen significant declines in adult smoking, this is not the case among young adults, who have the highest prevalence of smoking of all other age groups. At a time when just about everyone knows that smoking is bad for you, why do so many college students smoke? Is it a... More Info

The Urban Cycling Survival Guide

E C W Press | March 1, 2015 | 208 pages
City cycling made simple North America’s cities have long been the domain of the car, but thanks to the undeniable benefits of active transport, bicycles have an increasing presence in the urban landscape. Yet our cities weren’t designed for bicycles, making for intimidating, and sometimes... More Info

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