Category: Health studies


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

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

The Wellness Syndrome

Polity | February 9, 2015 | 200 pages
Not exercising as much as you should? Counting your calories in your sleep? Feeling ashamed for not being happier? You may be a victim of the wellness syndrome. In this ground-breaking new book, Carl Cederstr?m and Andr? Spicer argue that the ever-present pressure to maximize our wellness has... More Info

The Family Guide to Mental Health Care

W. W. Norton | January 1, 2015 | 328 pages
This resource for those dealing with a family member's mental illness provides information on medications, medical privacy laws, depression, anxiety, bipolar illness and eating disorders and includes a checklist of questions to ask at a doctor's visit.  More Info

The Plan

Grand Central Life & Style | December 30, 2014 | 320 pages
In this revolutionary book, cutting-edge nutrition expert Lyn-Genet Recitas reveals the surprising truth behind what actually makes people pack on the pounds. Carbs and portion sizes, it turns out, are not the problem.  More Info

Women, Food, and Desire

Gallery Books | January 6, 2015 | 256 pages
A holistic health counselor and co-star of award-winning documentary Super Size Me explores women’s cravings—for food, sleep, sex, movement, companionship, inspiration—and teaches them to listen to their bodies for a healthier, fuller life. Transformational health expert Alexandra Jamieson is... More Info

Merlin Stone Remembered

Llewellyn Publications | April 1, 2015 | 360 pages
Discover the extraordinary life and profound contributions of Merlin Stone, the renowned feminist, author, artist, historian, and speaker. With unparalleled access to Merlin's unpublished writings, photos, and personal stories, Merlin Stone Remembered is a significant contribution to women's... More Info

The Examined Life

Vintage Canada | December 9, 2014 | 240 pages
Echoing Socrates' time-honoured statement that the unexamined life is not worth living, psychoanalyst Stephen Grosz draws short, vivid stories from his 25-year practice in order to track the collaborative journey of therapist and patient as they uncover the hidden feelings behind ordinary... More Info

Global Health Watch 4

Zed Books | December 1, 2014 | 320 pages
The Global Health Watch is perceived widely as the definitive voice for an alternate discourse on health and health care. This 4th edition covers a range of issues that currently impact on health, including the present political and economic architecture in a fast changing and globalised world; a... More Info

The Unselfish Spirit

July 1, 2014 | 230 pages
The Unselfish Spirit is an essential twenty-first-century guide to unlocking the secrets of how we as a race can collectively grow our consciousness to solve the complex web of challenges that threaten life on Earth. As a species, we are at a tipping point in our evolutionary journey, exacerbated... More Info

Toxin Toxout

Vintage Canada | November 25, 2014 | 304 pages
The Rubber Duck boys are back, and after showing us all the ways that toxins get IN our bodies, now they give us a guide for scrubbing those toxins OUT. Following the runaway success of their first book, 2 of Canada's leading environmental activists give practical and often surprising advice for... More Info

The Art of Asking

Grand Central Publishing | November 11, 2014 | 352 pages
Rock star, crowdfunding pioneer, and TED speaker Amanda Palmer knows all about asking. Performing as a living statue in a wedding dress, she wordlessly asked thousands of passersby for their dollars. When she became a singer, songwriter, and musician, she was not afraid to ask her audience to... More Info

Yoga and Body Image

Llewellyn Worldwide Limited | April 1, 2015 | 288 pages
In this remarkable, first-of-its-kind book, twenty-five contributors—including musician Alanis Morissette, celebrity yoga instructor Seane Corn, and New York Times bestselling author Dr. Sara Gottfried—discuss how yoga and body image intersect. Through inspiring personal stories you'll discover... More Info

The Art of Stillness

Simon & Schuster/ TED | November 4, 2014 | 120 pages
A follow up to Pico Iyer’s essay “The Joy of Quiet,” The Art of Stillness considers the unexpected adventure of staying put and reveals a counterintuitive truth: The more ways we have to connect, the more we seem desperate to unplug. Why would a man who seems able to go everywhere and do... More Info

The G.I. Diet : the Green-light Way to Permanent Weight Loss

Random House Canada | December 1, 2004 | 280 pages
Revised and Updated with 40 New Recipes For years we’ve been told that a low-fat, high-carbohydrate diet is the way to lose weight and stay trim. But anyone who has diligently followed that regimen knows that it doesn’t work. Rick Gallop, former president of the Heart and Stroke Foundation of... More Info

Hungry for Change

HarperOne | October 7, 2014 | 304 pages
Pioneers in the field of nutrition and internationally renowned filmmakers, James Colquhoun and Laurentine ten Bosch join with leading experts to offer proven strategies to lose weight, prevent and reverse disease, and optimize health.  More Info

From Hiroshima to Fukushima to You

Between the Lines(CA) | April 8, 2014 | 120 pages
The Bombing OF Hiroshima on August 6, 1945 brought radiation to international attention but the exact nature of what had been unleashed was still unclear to most. The 1986 meltdown at the Chernobyl nuclear plant again made headlines with estimates of fatalities ranging from 4000 to almost a million... More Info

Alien Landscapes?

Harvard University Press | September 1, 2014 | 448 pages
We have made huge progress in understanding the biology of mental illnesses, but comparatively little in interpreting them at the psychological level. The eminent philosopher Jonathan Glover believes that there is real hope of progress in the human interpretation of disordered minds. The challenge... More Info

Eat Your Greens

New Society Publishers | October 14, 2014 | 352 pages
Turn over a new leaf with these nutritional powerhouses for your kitchen garden  More Info

The Body Keeps the Score

Viking Adult | September 25, 2014 | 320 pages
A forefront expert on traumatic stress outlines his own take on healing, explaining how traumatic stress affects brain processes and how to use innovative treatments to reactivate the mind's abilities to trust, engage others and experience pleasure.  More Info

Saving Face

August 1, 2014 | 256 pages
Imagine yourself without a face—the task seems impossible. The face is a core feature of our physical identity. Our face is how others identify us and how we think of our ‘self’. Yet, human faces are also functionally essential as mechanisms for communication and as a means of eating,... More Info

The Wheat Belly Guide to Total Health

September 16, 2014 | 320 pages
With over a million copies sold, Dr. William Davis's Wheat Belly startled, angered and informed the unwitting "healthy whole grain"-consuming public about this creation of genetics research called modern wheat-the worst possible thing to promote in the human diet. Removing wheat is the most... More Info

The Narcissist Next Door

Riverhead Books (Hardcover) | September 9, 2014 | 288 pages
An award-winning Time senior writer outlines provocative advice on how to recognize narcissist personality disorder in other people while sharing counsel on how to protect oneself from the condition's destructive cycles. By the author of The Sibling Effect. 40,000 first printing.  More Info

How to Eat

Parallax Press | October 14, 2014 | 120 pages
How to Eat is the second in a Parallax’s series of how-to titles by Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh that introduce beginners to and remind seasoned practitioners of the essentials of mindfulness practice. Pocket-sized, with bold black-and-white illustrations by Jason DeAntonis, How to Eat provides... More Info

Becoming Vegan: Comprehensive Edition

Book Publishing Company (TN) | April 1, 2015 | 624 pages
Becoming Vegan: Comprehensive Edition is considered the authoritative reference on how to adopt a plant-based diet. Internationally acclaimed vegan dietitians Brenda Davis and Vesanto Melina specifically designed this fully referenced, comprehensive edition to meet the needs of health... More Info

Saving Normal

William Morrow Paperbacks | August 12, 2014 | 352 pages
A deeply fascinating and urgently important critique of the widespread medicalization of normality anyone living a full, rich life exper-iences ups and downs, stresses, disappointments, sorrows, and setbacks. Today, however, millions of people who are really no more than "worried well" are being... More Info

Vegetarian to Vegan: Give Up Dairy. Give Up Eggs. for Good.

Vegan Next Door | September 15, 2013 | 256 pages
As the vegan diet gains popularity, many vegetarians who have already removed meat, poultry, and fish from their diets are wondering why they should give up dairy and eggs as well. They find themselves asking a host of questions that touch on animal food production, global warming, social... More Info

Wheat Belly

Rodale Press | August 30, 2011 | 304 pages
A renowned cardiologist explains how eliminating wheat from our diets can prevent fat storage, shrink unsightly bulges, and reverse myriad health problems.  More Info


Hudson Street Press | July 31, 2014 | 304 pages
The bestselling author of Undoing Depression offers a brain-based guide to help us finally get rid of the bad habits that plague us We humans tend to get in our own way time and time again—whether it comes to not speaking up for ourselves, going back to bad romantic partners, our umpteenth diet,... More Info

Why I Walk

New Society Publishers | September 9, 2014 | 144 pages
Save money, live better, walk more!  More Info

The Trauma of Everyday Life

Penguin Group USA | July 29, 2014 | 240 pages
Trauma does not just happen to a few unlucky people; it is the bedrock of our psychology. Death and illness touch us all, but even the everyday sufferings of loneliness and fear are traumatic. In The Trauma of Everyday Life renowned psychiatrist and author of Thoughts Without a Thinker Mark Epstein... More Info

In the Kingdom of the Sick

Bloomsbury Pub Plc USA | July 8, 2014 | 256 pages
"Thirty years ago, Susan Sontag wrote, "Everyone who is born holds dual citizenship in the kingdom of the well and the kingdom of the sick ... Sooner or later each of us is obliged, at least for a spell, to identify ourselves as citizens of that other place." Now more than 133 million Americans... More Info

Her Best-Kept Secret

July 15, 2014 | 256 pages
“Glaser has written an engaging account of women and drink, citing fascinating studies about modern stressors…and evidence that some problem drinkers can learn moderation….Bound to stir controversy” (People). In Her Best-Kept Secret, journalist Gabrielle Glaser uncovers a... More Info


June 24, 2014 | 304 pages
âeoeA game-changing look at one of our cultureâe(tm)s hidden problems. . . . Honest, brave and inspirational.âe âe" Margaret Trudeau Over the past few decades, the feminist revolution has had enormous ramifications. Women outnumber their male counterparts in postsecondary education in most of... More Info

Running Like a Girl

June 10, 2014 | 224 pages
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Go Wild

Little Brown & Company | June 3, 2014 | 288 pages
The scientific evidence behind why maintaining a lifestyle more like that of our ancestors will restore our health and well-being. In GO WILD, Harvard Medical School Professor John Ratey, MD, and journalist Richard Manning reveal that although civilization has rapidly evolved, our bodies have not... More Info

Show Your Work!

Workman Publishing Company | April 1, 2015 | 240 pages
A guide to self-promotion explains how to become more known by letting other artists glean inspiration from one's original work, sharing illustrations, quotes and stories that demonstrate key strategies in generosity-based self-promotion. By the best-selling author of Steal Like an Artist.... More Info

Keep Your Brain Alive

Workman Publishing Company | March 11, 2014 | 228 pages
Over 40? Getting forgetful? Having trouble learning new things, or remembering that actress's name without reaching for your smartphone? Neurobics are simple, unique brain exercises that can be done anywhere, anytime. Now, the Neurobics bestseller How to Keep Your Brain Alive is repackaged in a... More Info


Algonquin Books | April 1, 2015 | 216 pages
In 'Acorn', renowned artist and political activist Yoko Ono offers intriguing, enchanting exercises to open our eyes on better ways of relating to ourselves, each other, and the planet we co-habit. Throughout the book are 100 black-and-white line drawings by Yoko.  More Info

Be Nobody

Beyond Words Publishing Company | June 3, 2014 | 288 pages
This follow-up to A Spiritual Renegade’s Guide to the Good Life calls for the biggest revolution of all: the overthrow of our obsessive quest to be somebody. Like boardwalk tourists poking their faces through two-dimensional cutouts of the muscle man and bathing beauty, we are all desperately... More Info

Eating on the Wild Side

Little Brown & Company | May 20, 2014 | 416 pages
The next stage in the food revolution-a radical way to select fruits and vegetables and reclaim the flavor and nutrients we've lost. Ever since farmers first planted seeds 10,000 years ago, humans have been destroying the nutritional value of their fruits and vegetables. Unwittingly, we've been... More Info

The Cupcake Theory

October 1, 2013 | 51 pages
Cupcakes are already the sweetest treats in the whole world! Now, there's a THEORY behind it that will change our lives and our relationships called The Cupcake Theory! Imagine cupcakes making you happy inside and out?! That's seriously... SWEET!By Reading The Cupcake Theory:- DISCOVER HOW LOVE AND... More Info

Opening Heaven's Door

May 13, 2014 | 272 pages
The first book by a respected journalist on Nearing Death Awareness—similar to Near-Death Experience—this groundbreaking, beautifully written exploration will forever alter your perceptions of the nature of death and life. In a book that will spark intense debate, award-winning journalist... More Info

The Big Fat Surprise

Free Press | May 13, 2014 | 464 pages
A thoroughly researched guide by a veteran food writer challenges popular misconceptions about fats and nutrition science, revealing the distorted claims of nutrition studies while arguing that more dietary fat can lead to better health, wellness and fitness.  More Info

The World Book of Happiness

Firefly Books Ltd | November 3, 2011 | 349 pages
The knowledge and wisdom of 100 happiness professors from around the world.  More Info

Scattered Minds

Vintage Books Canada | April 1, 2015 | 348 pages
Written from the inside by a person who himself has ADD, with the wisdom gained through years of medical practice and research, Scattered Minds explodes the myth of ADD as a genetically based illness, offering real hope and advice for children and adults who live with this disorder.  More Info

No Saints Around Here

April 1, 2015 | 256 pages
When we promise “in sickness and in health,” it may be a mercy that we don't know exactly what lies ahead. Forcing food on an increasingly recalcitrant spouse. Brushing his teeth. Watching someone you love more than ever slip away day by day. As her husband James's Parkinson's disease with... More Info

The China Study

BenBella Books | April 1, 2015 | 417 pages
A guide that cuts through the haze of misinformation and delivers an insightful message to anyone living with or at risk from the following: cancer, diabetes, heart disease, obesity, Alzheimer's disease and /or osteoporosis. Dr Campbell illuminates the connection between nutrition and these often... More Info

How to Sit

Parallax Press | April 15, 2014 | 120 pages
How to Sit is the first in a new series of how-to titles by Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh that introduces beginners to and reminds seasoned practitioners of the essentials of mindfulness practice. Pocket-sized with bold black-and-white illustrations by Jason DeAntonis, How to Sit provides explicit,... More Info