Category: Health Studies

Words of Autism

September 16, 2014 | 348 pages
Professor:  Prof. Shoshana Magnet
Course Codes:  FEM 5300A
Semester:  Fall-2014
Bringing together innovative work on autism by international scholars in the social sciences and humanities, Worlds of Autism boldly challenges the deficit narrative prevalent in both popular and scientific accounts of autism spectrum disorders. A major contribution to this emerging,... 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) | September 16, 2014 | 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


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

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

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
No summary available.

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 | September 16, 2014 | 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 | September 16, 2014 | 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 | September 16, 2014 | 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

September 16, 2014 | 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 | September 16, 2014 | 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

Slimming Meals That Heal

Random House Canada | April 15, 2014 | 352 pages
With her debut bestselling health book and cookbook, Meals That Heal Inflammation, nutritionist Julie Daniluk created the definitive guide to understanding inflammation and its link to chronic disease, and showed readers how to cook their way to health. With Slimming Meals That Heal, Daniluk... More Info

The Middle Way

Wisdom Publications (MA) | April 15, 2014 | 200 pages
A succinct, excellent presentation of Buddhist wisdom from the traditions most beloved teacher. In this luminous presentation, the Dalai Lama lays out the Middle Way—“the way of the intelligent person” who approaches all matters, including matters of faith and devotion, with the highest... More Info

The Curmudgeon's Guide to Getting Ahead

Crown Business | September 16, 2014 | 144 pages
In the bestselling tradition of Eats, Shoot and Leaves, a gently curmudgeonly but invaluable guide to the dos and don'ts of the workplace. Bestselling social historian Charles Murray has written a delightfully fussy -- and entertaining -- book on the hidden rules of the road in the workplace, and... More Info

Unmasking Superfoods

April 1, 2014 | 288 pages
The science of nutrition is complexâe"eating shouldnâe(tm)t be It can be overwhelming and frustrating to try to understand the claims about âeoesuperfoods.âe Do raspberry ketones really help you lose weight? Do blueberries really fight cancer? Are goji berries worth a try? For over five years,... More Info

In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts

Vintage Canada | January 6, 2009 | 480 pages
In this timely and profoundly original new book, bestselling writer and physician Gabor Maté looks at the epidemic of addictions in our society, tells us why we are so prone to them and what is needed to liberate ourselves from their hold on our emotions and behaviours. For over seven years Gabor... More Info

Bunny Buddhism

Perigee Trade | September 16, 2014 | 208 pages
The cuteness of bunnies meets the wisdom of Buddhism in this irresistible, inspirational guide, based on a popular Twitter feed of the same name. You laughed at Bunny Suicides. Prepare to be inspired by Bunny Buddhism. Whether you're a fan of cute bunnies or a devotee of the comforting wisdom of... More Info

The Energy of Slaves

Greystone Books | April 8, 2014 | 296 pages
Ancient civilizations routinely relied on shackled human muscle. It took the energy of slaves to plant crops, clothe emperors, and build cities. In the early 19th century, the slave trade became one of the most profitable enterprises on the planet. Economists described the system as necessary for... More Info

Planet Heart

Greystone Books | April 12, 2014 | 208 pages
Everyone knows that high blood pressure, high cholesterol, obesity, smoking, stress, and a sedentary lifestyle are risk factors for cardiovascular disease. But few know that an unhealthy environment is also a critical risk factor for heart disease. In this incisive, authoritative, and accessible... More Info


Bloomsbury Publishing | April 1, 2014 | 448 pages
Farmageddon: the quiet revolution of mega-farming that is threatening our countryside, farms and food.  More Info

At Liberty to Die

July 1, 2013 | 224 pages
"Ball's arguments are concise, compelling, and backed with considerable case law. This volume is highly recommended for upper-level undergraduates and above in law, philosophy, and the medical humanities interested in the 'right to die' debates. Summing up: Highly recommended." --Choice Over the... More Info

The Industrial Diet

January 3, 2014 | 352 pages
"This is a hugely informative book, stocked full of careful analysis."--Amy Best, Associate Professor of Sociology, George Mason University Accused by many of creating a global health crisis, the American diet has been a source of controversy for years. The way Americans eat--and the disastrous... More Info

Toxin Toxout

November 26, 2013 | 336 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

Living With Loss

Fulcrum Pub | August 15, 2013 | 392 pages
Living with Loss is a book of hope for anyone who has experienced the loss of a loved one.  More Info

Making Habits, Breaking Habits

Da Capo Lifelong | December 10, 2013 | 256 pages
The founder of the popular PsyBlog website explores the science of habit while counseling readers on how to change habits for the better, sharing insights based on hundreds of studies to explain how to overcome "autopilot" decision-making for greater health, creativity and overall well-being.... More Info

Coming Full Circle

November 1, 2013 | 520 pages
Coming Full Circle is an interdisciplinary exploration of the relationships between spirituality and health in several contemporary Coast Salish and Chinook communities in western Washington from 1805 to 2005. Suzanne Crawford O'Brien examines how these communities define what it means to be... More Info

This Isn't What I Expected

Da Capo Lifelong Books | October 29, 2013 | 320 pages
The completely revised and updated second edition of one of the first postpartum depression books--the go-to resource for any new mother battling PPD.  More Info

Eat Move Sleep

October 8, 2013 | 256 pages
Once in a while, a book comes along that changes how you think, feel, and act every day. In Eat Move Sleep, #1 New York Times bestselling author Tom Rath delivers a book that will improve your health for years to come. While Tom's bestsellers on strengths and well-being have already inspired more... More Info

Eating Culture

October 1, 2013 | 352 pages
Eating Culture offers a highly engaging overview of how anthropologists understand food. It draws on a wide variety of food examples from different ethnic groups, times, and social contexts, while acknowledging the scholarship of anthropologists working in the field. The book follows a thematic... More Info

Super Immunity

HarperOne | October 8, 2013 | 304 pages
A board-certified medical specialist in prevention and reversing disease provides an easy-to-follow program for escaping sickness and returning to health and well-being throughout the year. Reprint.  More Info

The Wisdom of Psychopaths

Anchor Canada | October 1, 2013 | 288 pages
Psychopath. The word conjures up images of serial killers, rapists, suicide bombers, gangsters. But think again: you could probably benefit from being a little more psychopathic yourself. Psychologist Kevin Dutton has made a speciality of psychopathy, and is on first-name terms with many notorious... More Info

Me Medicine Vs. We Medicine

May 1, 2013 | 296 pages
Personalized healthcare -- or what the award-winning author Donna Dickenson calls "Me Medicine" -- is radically transforming our longstanding "one-size-fits-all" model. Technologies such as direct-to-consumer genetic testing, pharmacogenetically developed therapies in cancer care, private umbilical... More Info

Full Catastrophe Living

Bantam Dell Publishing Group | September 24, 2013 | 704 pages
No summary available.

The Healthy Pregnancy Book

Little Brown | September 24, 2013 | 512 pages
From "the man who remade motherhood" (Time) comes the definitive guide to having a healthy pregnancy--and a healthy baby. THE HEALTHY PREGNANCY BOOK guides expectant mothers and fathers thorugh all stages of pregnancy from preconception through birth, focusing on how to enhance the health of mother... More Info