Category: Health studies

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 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 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 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 | April 28, 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
$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

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

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 | April 28, 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 | April 28, 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
$16.95

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
$21.95

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
$25.50

Merlin Stone Remembered

Llewellyn Publications | April 28, 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

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