Category: Health studies

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

80/10/10 Diet

Food N Sport Press | December 1, 2006 | 348 pages
Finally, a diet that makes sense, puts the advice of the world's leading nutritionists into effect, and tastes delicious ]] all rolled into one. The 80/10/10 Diet makes eating a joy while helping you achieve optimum health and easy weight control. Say goodbye to fast food and hello to instantaneous... More Info

Why Calories Count: From Science to Politics

University of California Press | August 1, 2013 | 304 pages
Calories--too few or too many--are the source of health problems affecting billions of people in today's globalized world. Although calories are essential to human health and survival, they cannot be seen, smelled, or tasted. They are also hard to understand. In Why Calories Count, Marion Nestle... More Info

Country Wisdom & Know-How

Black Dog & Leventhal Pub | September 1, 2004 | 480 pages
Reminiscent in both spirit and design of the beloved Whole Earth Catalog, Country Wisdom & Know-How is an unprecedented collection of information on nearly 200 individual topics of country and self-sustained living. Compiled from the information in Storey Publishing's landmark series of... More Info

Natural Healing Wisdom and Know-how

Black Dog & Leventhal Pub | August 17, 2019 | 496 pages
ALTERNATIVE THERAPIES, HEALING & HEALTH. This is a complete home reference for natural and alternative health and healing. Chapters are organised by topic: Herbal Healing; Naturopathy; Homeopathy; Eastern Medicine; Energy Healing; Mind-Body Healing; Healing with Foods; Aromatherapy; Colour Zone... More Info

The Trauma of Everyday Life

Penguin Press HC | August 15, 2013 | 256 pages
Renowned psychiatrist and author of Thoughts Without a Thinker Mark Epstein uncovers the transformational potential of trauma, revealing how it can be used for the mind's own development Trauma does not just happen to a few unlucky people; it is the bedrock of our psychology. Death and illness... More Info

Maximum Brainpower

Ballantine Books | July 30, 2013 | 288 pages
“A wonderfully helpful book . . . After reading it, you will understand what you must do for your brain, and why you must do it.”—Norman Doidge, M.D., New York Timesbestselling author of The Brain That Changes Itself Did you know that experts are often less mentally agile than... More Info

The Creativity Cure

Scribner | August 6, 2013 | 320 pages
A gifted psychiatrist and her husband, a premier hand surgeon, offer an insightful and innovative mind-body plan to combat depression and anxiety by exploring your creative potential. Husband-and-wife physicians Carrie and Alton Barron present a deeply satisfying and highly achievable five-part... More Info

Birthing from within

Partera Pr | July 1, 1998 | 309 pages
Here is a holistic approach to childbirth that examines this profound rite-of-passage, not as a medical event, but as an act of self-discovery. Exercises and activities such as journal writing, meditation, and painting will help mothers analyze their thoughts and face their fears during pregnancy.... More Info

Food Allergies

Johns Hopkins University Press | March 12, 2013 | 304 pages
Posing the questions that anyone with food allergies will think to ask—and then some— Food Allergies provides practical, emotional, and scientific guidance on the topics that affect your life. Allergy expert Scott H. Sicherer addresses the full spectrum of food allergies, from mild to life... More Info

Lousy Sex

July 15, 2013 | 240 pages
In Lousy Sex Gerald Callahan explores the science of self, illustrating the immune system’s role in forming individual identity. Blending the scientific essay with deeply personal narratives, these poignant and enlightening stories use microbiology and immunology to explore a new way to answer... More Info

Lying Down in the Ever Falling Snow

Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press | April 1, 2013 | 224 pages
First used to describe the weariness the public felt toward media portrayals of societal crises, the term compassion fatigue has been taken up by health professionals to name—along with burnout, vicarious traumatization, compassion stress, and secondary traumatic stress—the condition of... More Info

The Vitamin D Cure, Revised

Wiley | May 22, 2012 | 304 pages
Now updated with the latest research?the breakthrough way to lose weight, stop pain, and prevent disease Completely updated with the latest research, The Vitamin D Cure tells you all you need to know about this miraculous natural substance—today's best way to heal pain, prevent disease, and... More Info


Little, Brown | January 1, 2013 | 304 pages
Did you know you can beat stress, lift your mood, fight memory loss, sharpen your intellect, and function better than ever simply by elevating your heart rate and breaking a sweat? The evidence is incontrovertible: aerobic exercise physically remodels our brains for peak performance. In SPARK, John... More Info

Eating on the Wild Side

Little, Brown | June 4, 2013 | 304 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

Understanding and Addressing Girls' Aggressive Behaviour Problems

Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press | March 1, 2013 | 230 pages
This book reflects a major shift in understanding children's aggressive-behaviour problems. Researchers used to study what went wrong with a troubled child and needed to be fixed; we now aim to understand what is going wrong in children's relationships that might create, exacerbate, and maintain... More Info

From Silence to Voice: What Nurses Know and Must Communicate to the Public

By BureshGordon
Ilr Press | May 28, 2013 | 288 pages
The comprehensively revised and updated third edition of From Silence to Voice will help nurses construct messages using a range of traditional and new social media that accurately describe the true nature of their work.  More Info

The Nourishing Traditions Book of Baby & Child Care

New Trends Pub Incorporated | March 16, 2013 | 336 pages
Offers a guide to child rearing and child nutrition that focuses on a nutrient dense diet from pregnancy through childhood and natural treatments for childhood illnesses.  More Info

No Time to Lose

W. W. Norton | May 6, 2013 | 304 pages
A microbiologist describes his adventure-filled career, discussing his time spent in Central Africa in the 1970s identifying the Ebola virus and his work there again in the 1980s as part of the area's first international AIDS efforts. 20,000 first printing.  More Info


Clarkson Potter | April 30, 2013 | 256 pages
The popular New York Times columnist builds on the theories of his hit book, Food Matters, to outline a menu plan that eliminates meat and animal products throughout the day to promote weight loss and overall better health. 100,000 first printing.  More Info

The Fix

HarperCollins | April 23, 2013 | 288 pages
Addictions to iphones, painkillers, cupcakes, alcohol and sex are taking over our lives.  More Info

Eating Anxiety

April 1, 2013 | 240 pages
Debates about obesity are really about the meaning of responsibility. The trend toward local foods reflects the changing nature of space due to new communication technologies. Vegetarian theory capitalizes on biotechnology's challenge to the meaning of species. And food politics, as this book makes... More Info

Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal

W. W. Norton | April 1, 2013 | 352 pages
The irresistible, ever-curious, and always best-selling Mary Roach returns with a new adventure to the invisible realm we carry around inside. “America’s funniest science writer” (Washington Post) takes us down the hatch on an unforgettable tour. The alimentary canal is classic Mary Roach... More Info


April 1, 2013 | 320 pages
This searing indictment, David Healy's most comprehensive and forceful argument against the pharmaceuticalization of medicine, tackles problems in health care that are leading to a growing number of deaths and disabilities. Healy, who was the first to draw attention to the now well-publicized... More Info

Lead Wars

Univ of California Press | May 6, 2013 | 318 pages
In this incisive examination of lead poisoning during the past half century, Gerald Markowitz and David Rosner focus on one of the most contentious and bitter battles in the history of public health. Lead Wars details how the nature of the epidemic has changed and highlights the dilemmas public... More Info

Fear of Food

University of Chicago Press | April 8, 2013 | 232 pages
There may be no greater source of anxiety for Americans today than the question of what to eat and drink. Are eggs the perfect protein, or are they cholesterol bombs? Is red wine good for my heart or bad for my liver? Will pesticides, additives, and processed foods kill me? Here with some very rare... More Info

Get Off Your Ass and Run!

Experiment Llc | April 2, 2013 | 224 pages
"First published in the United Kingdom in 2012 as Run Fat Bitch Run by Sphere, an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group."  More Info

Sex for Life

February 1, 2012 | 363 pages
So much has been written about the Rastafari, yet we know so little about why and how people join the Rastafari movement. Although popular understandings evoke images of dreadlocks, reggae, and marijuana, Rastafarians were persecuted in their country, becoming a people seeking social justice. Yet... More Info


Random House Canada | March 26, 2013 | 320 pages
The four principles that can help us to overcome our brains' natural biases to make better, more informed decisions--in our lives, careers, families and organizations. InDecisive, Chip Heath and Dan Heath, the bestselling authors ofMade to StickandSwitch, tackle the thorny problem of how to... More Info

Healthy Society,A:

Purich | August 17, 2019 | 143 pages

Migration, Health and Inequality

Zed Books | February 19, 2013 | 256 pages
This book highlights recent developments in global migration, human rights, and health. Looking at diverse health issues and a variety of forms of migration it exposes the factors contributing to the vulnerability of different mobile groups. Migration, Health and Inequality argues that we need to... More Info

Natural Wellness Strategies for the Menstrual Years

April 1, 2013 | 160 pages
Menstruation, or moontime, is special for a woman and shifts in mind, body, and spiritual energy can cause both challenge and opportunity. This practical health guide reconnects women to the experience of an important stage of human development. The book examines and teaches how to work with the... More Info

Pathways, bridges and havens

June 1, 2009 | 196 pages
No summary available.

Pandora's Lunchbox

Scribner | February 26, 2013 | 288 pages
In the tradition of Fast Food Nation and The Omnivore’s Dilemma a fascinating and cutting-edge look at the scary truth about what really goes into our food. If a piece of individually wrapped cheese retains its shape, color, and texture for years, what does it say about the food we eat and feed... More Info

Wheat Belly

May 11, 2012 | 304 pages
Wheat Bellyis a provocative look at how eliminating wheat'even so-called healthy whole grain wheat'from our diets is the key to permanent weight loss and can offer relief from a broad spectrum of health and digestive problems. Drawing on decades of clinical studies and the extraordinary results he... More Info

Forks Over Knives

Experiment Llc | June 28, 2011 | 214 pages
Discusses the importance of eating a whole-foods, plant-based diet, describes how to transition to this type of diet, and provides one hundred twenty-five recipes for appetizers, soups, salads, main dishes, and desserts.  More Info

Health and Sustainability in the Canadian Food System

UBC Press | January 1, 2013 | 308 pages
Members of civil society organizations are among the most vociferouscritics of the modern food system and its crippling effect on thewell-being of people and the environment. Yet even after decades ofcampaigns, governments have failed to address health and sustainabilityissues in a systematic and... More Info

The Long Arc of Justice

April 1, 2007 | 142 pages
Richard D. Mohr adopts a humanistic and philosophical approach to assessing public policy issues affecting homosexuals. His nuanced case for legal and social acceptance applies widely held ethical principles to various issues, including same-sex marriage, AIDS, and gays in the military. Mohr... More Info

Queer Inclusions, Continental Divisions

August 17, 2019 | 388 pages
Queer Inclusions, Continental Divisions is a timely examination of controversial policy areas in North America and a reasoned judgment on the progress of lesbian and gay issues in our time.  More Info