Category: Health studies


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 | March 26, 2017 | 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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 | March 26, 2017 | 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

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 | March 26, 2017 | 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 | March 26, 2017 | 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 | March 26, 2017 | 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