Category: Health studies

The Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine Third Edition

Atria Books | July 10, 2012 | 1232 pages
THE MOST COMPREHENSIVE AND PRACTICAL GUIDE AVAILABLE TO THE EXTRAORDINARY HEALING POWERS OF NATURAL MEDICINE From the world-renowned naturopathic doctors and bestselling authors of The Encyclopedia of Healing Foods comes the authoritative third edition of the classic reference work, revised and... More Info

Vegetable Diet

Andrews McMeel Publishing | October 16, 2012 | 304 pages
The dedicated lifestyle philosophy advocated in Alcott’s Vegetable Diet might have been written by a contemporary vegetarian food critic. Alcott’s complete disdain for meat and all animal products consumed as food would, in fact, be called a vegan diet. His book focuses on the superiority of a... More Info

Baglady Or Powerhouse?

April 30, 2009 | 424 pages
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Bitter Medicine

Freehand Books | March 10, 2010 | 260 pages
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Enter Mourning

May 1, 2009 | 200 pages
Chronicling the difficult journey through her mother's decline and death, the author describes her and her siblings' struggle while caring for aging parents and their immediate families, as the author must continuously shift her focus while dealing with difficult emotions raised by her brother and... More Info

Preventing Eating-Related and Weight-Related Disorders

Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press | October 1, 2012 | 292 pages
This book presents a collection of writings by expert researchers from Canada, the United States, and Australia who are committed to finding common cause and common ground in the prevention of eating disorders and obesity. The eleven chapters in this book seek to create a new public health approach... More Info

Breast Stories

Fitzhenry & Whiteside Limited | March 30, 2013 | 192 pages
Breast Stories casts a spotlight on an issue that each year touches the lives of many thousands of women in Canada and around the world. Three years in the making, the project features the stunning portraits and frank personal essays of more than 50 women from British Columbia to Newfoundland and... More Info

Breaking Out II: Th

April 15, 2012 | 482 pages
Following on the heels of the first edition, Breaking Out II expands its coverage by including lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) individuals. While some societies have become more tolerant and accepting of sexual and gender diversity, LGBTI people continue to suffer... More Info

The Ultimate Guide to Orgasm for Women

Cleis Pr | August 2, 2011 | 345 pages
Owning our desires should be neither embarrassing nor uncomfortable. Nor should they be subject to anyone else's moral judgment of what is right or wrong, good or bad, normal or abnormal. Combining communication and information is the key. By shrugging off the taboos against talking about our... More Info

No One Has to Die Alone

Beyond Words/Atria Books | April 10, 2012 | 272 pages
A compassionate reference for terminally ill patients and their caregivers outlines accessible insights and practical tools for providing and receiving care and offers additional advice for the grieving process and supporting children. Original. 25,000 first printing.  More Info

A Spiritual Renegade's Guide to the Good Life

Beyond Words/Atria Books | June 5, 2012 | 320 pages
A lighthearted and unabashed manifest for creating and sustaining happiness in today's highly stressed, consumer-based world shares recommendations for readers from all backgrounds, providing action plans for specific changes while offering accompanying Microsoft tags for bonus video material.... More Info

The Most Effective Natural Cures on Earth

Fair Winds Press (MA) | August 1, 2011 | 256 pages
Author and top nutritionist Jonny Bowden takes a comprehensive look at natural treatments and healing methods that work, revealing the best of alternative medicine for a mainstream audience.  More Info

The Five Ways We Grieve

Trumpeter | March 8, 2011 | 256 pages
In this new approach to understanding the impact of grief, Susan A. Berger goes beyond the commonly held theories of stages of grief with a new typology for self-awareness and personal growth. She offers practical advice for healing from a major loss in this presentation of five basic ways, or... More Info

Classroom Conversations

New Press, The | March 27, 2017 | 311 pages
In Classroom Conversations, nineteen essays by educators from Dewey to Delpit offer parents and new teachers an education degree in a nutshell. The Milettas-a mother and daughter pair of educators-frame these touchstone texts with commentary before and after, dual-generation dialogue explaining why... More Info


Rodale Books | November 13, 2012 | 288 pages
From one of the leading thinkers on Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy, a pioneering set of simple practices to dissolve anxiety, stress, exhaustion, and unhappiness. In Mindfulness, Oxford professor Mark Williams and award-winning journalist Dr. Danny Penman reveal the secrets to living a happier... More Info

7 Keys to Lifelong Sexual Vitality

June 12, 2012 | 288 pages
There's solid evidence that regular sex throughout the human lifespan contributes to health and longevity. The married authors have seen this science born out in their three-decade alternative healing and health maintenance practice at an internationally renowned clinic where 300,000 people from 50... More Info

Forks Over Knives - The Cookbook

Experiment Llc | August 14, 2012 | 320 pages
Featuring desserts by the author of Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World, a companion to the documentary by the same name draws on the expertise of a Wellness Forum Foods chef while citing the health benefits of a plant-based diet, sharing a year's worth of vegetarian and vegan recipes prepared... More Info

The Plant-Powered Diet

Experiment Llc | July 17, 2012 | 412 pages
Presents an introduction to a plant-based diet, providing information about the healthy components of vegetables, fruits, whole grains, herbs, and spices, with a fourteen-day eating plan and a collection of seventy-five recipes.  More Info

Rose Reisman's Choose It and Lose It

Whitecap Books | September 20, 2012 | 160 pages
We all want to eat well, cut calories and keep ourselves and our families happy and healthy. But with all our commitments and claims on our time--work, school, hobbies, commuting and ferrying our kids to their extracurricular activities--we don't always have time for home-cooked meals. Fast... More Info


September 15, 2012 | 248 pages
Each year, doctors diagnose an average of nine percent of children between the ages of five and seventeen with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD.  More Info

Global Health Watch 3

October 15, 2011 | 336 pages
In an increasingly globalized world with new cross-border threats to public health and widening disparities between populations, civil society actors are challenging the existing structures of global health policies. Like its critically acclaimed predecessors, this third volume of Global Health... More Info

Seeking Sickness

Greystone Books | August 14, 2012 | 176 pages
Medical screening for prostate cancer, breast cancer, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, and other serious diseases and conditions seem to make sense, and some types of screening are indeed useful if done on the right person at the right time. Many other such tests are questionable, however, and... More Info

The Yoga of Pregnancy

October 11, 2012 | 160 pages
Focusing on creating a conscious union with the growing baby in utero, this detailed guide introduces a practice of weekly meditations, yoga, and affirmations that reflect the developmental and physiological changes taking place both inside and outside the womb. The book enhances the experience of... More Info

Introducing Psychotheraphy

August 14, 2012 | 176 pages
An Introducing graphic guide to the methods and history of psychotheraphy  More Info


October 15, 2011 | 288 pages
Examines the male reproductive organs from a medical, psychological, cultural, and anecdotal perspective, discussing such topics as circumcision, infertility, impotence, diseases, and sexual habits.  More Info

Joyful Birth

July 31, 2012 | 240 pages
The surprising success of the stories in the first volume of Bearing Witness prompted a second volume with even more remarkable tales of childbirth told by doulas. Not only do these stories reveal the trials and triumphs of giving birth with the assistance of doulas and midwives, they are genuine... More Info

Women Who Care

September 15, 2010 | 178 pages
In her third year of medical training - discouraged by how little focus there was on caring - a young woman was faced with a decision: she could throw her hands up and quit or she could risk speaking up and work toward change. She decided to send out a call for submissions, asking women to share... More Info

Living the Edges

Inanna Pubns & Education Incorporated | October 15, 2010 | 349 pages
Literary Nonfiction. Disability Studies. Poetry. Art. This collection brings together the diverse voices of women with various disabilities. The women speak frankly about the societal barriers they encounter in their everyday lives due to social attitudes and physical and systemic inaccessibility.... More Info

But Hope Is Longer

October 1, 2012 | 256 pages
Diagnosed with breast cancer, Tamara Levine wrote the first of eleven letters she would send to friends and family throughout her “year from hell”. In them she shares the horrors, minefields, startling paradoxes and unexpected joys of her healing journey. Confronted by the daunting labyrinth of... More Info

Hidden Lives

Brindle & Glass Pub Limited | September 4, 2012 | 264 pages
Hidden Lives is a groundbreaking anthology of evocative personal essays written by well-known and cutting-edge authors, all of whom either suffer from or have close family members who have been diagnosed with a serious mental health or developmental disorder. What does it feel like to be psychotic?... More Info


May 22, 2012 |
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Vegan in 30 Days

Taylor Presentations Incorporated | August 12, 2008 | 104 pages
By providing a new goal for every day in a month, this book provides solid, well-researched advice on how to become a vegans safely and successfully by eating healthful, nutritious food. It includes dozens of practical tips to help readers meet their goals and more than two dozen of the author's... More Info

Peace Is Every Breath

HarperOne | April 10, 2012 | 160 pages
In a book filled with personal anecdotes, meditations and advice a Buddhist spiritual leader shows how mindfulness can help people transcend their unfulfilling fast-paced lives and experience true happiness. By the author of Savor. Reprint.  More Info


Oxford University Press, USA | March 2, 2012 | 236 pages
"You have cancer." Words no one wants to hear, but heard by millions every year. Millions more hear the equally shattering news that a loved one has cancer. Both are life-changing messages. For the people writing this book, cancer was not only a personal crisis, it was also an education. Experts on... More Info

Thinking in Pictures

Vintage | January 10, 2006 | 270 pages
The author describes her life with autism and how she has used her strong visual sensibility to cope with it.  More Info

A Bittersweet Season

Vintage Books | May 1, 2012 | 368 pages
In telling the story of her own struggle to learn how to care for her aging and ailing mother, a journalist offers helpful insights and advice to other caregivers who feel overwhelmed. Reprint.  More Info

The Drop 10 Diet

Ballantine Books | March 20, 2012 | 453 pages
The editor-in-chief of Self magazine outlines a long-term weight-loss program while sharing five weeks of recipes and menu plans that feature satisfying portions of strategic "superfoods" combined to promote natural weight loss without deprivation.  More Info

How to Use Herbs, Nutrients, & Yoga in Mental Health

W W Norton & Company Incorporated | February 20, 2012 | 464 pages
Leaders in the field of complementary medicine present a comprehensive yet compact guide to herbs, nutrients, and yoga as adjuncts to mental health therapy.  More Info

The Human Right to Health

W W Norton & Company Incorporated | February 20, 2012 | 208 pages
A philosophy professor discusses the right to health and explores both views on the issue including the idea that it is a fundamental right along the lines of free speech and also that it is an issue of impractical overreach. 10,000 first printing.  More Info

Finding Kansas

Perigee | April 3, 2012 | 204 pages
As a mental health professional who has specialized in the field of autistic-spectrum disorders for nearly twenty years, the only apt comparison I can make of Aarons writings is the effect of Temple Grandins first book, Emergence. Her personal account of the experience of autism was a revelation.... More Info

Slow Sex

Grand Central Life & Style | May 22, 2012 | 256 pages
The truth is: Most women do not have satisfying sex lives. SLOW SEX can change that. Better sex is about one thing: better orgasm. This life-altering guide teaches men and women how to use the practice of Orgasmic Meditation-or OM-to slow down, connect emotionally, and achieve authentic female... More Info

The Origins of AIDS

September 1, 2011 | 293 pages
"This compelling new account traces the origins and development of the most dramatic and destructive disease epidemic of modern times. Jacques Pepin looks back to the early twentieth-century events in Africa that triggered the emergence of HIV/AIDS and the subsequent evolution and transmission of... More Info


Univ of California Pr | March 5, 2012 | 328 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

Health Justice

Polity | October 14, 2011 | 288 pages
Social factors have a powerful influence on human health and longevity. Yet the social dimensions of health are often obscured in public discussions due to the overwhelming focus in health policy on medical care, individual-level risk factor research, and changing individual behaviours. Likewise,... More Info

Communication in Health Organizations

Polity | November 15, 2011 | 208 pages
Only book to date focusing on communication occurring in health organizations. Flexibility for use in different health communication courses and class formats. Breadth of research reviewed applies to exploring communication in multiple health-related disciplines.  More Info

Real Happiness

Workman Publishing Company | December 29, 2010 | 208 pages
This book describes meditation, mindfulness, and the benefits of meditation, and includes a guided program of meditation sessions.  More Info

Profit Is Not the Cure

McClelland & Stewart Ltd | October 7, 2003 | 296 pages
On July 12, 1966, the Medical Care Insurance Act was passed by the federal House of Commons after a ferocious public debate that pitted the vast majority of Canadians against a powerful alliance of business, insurance companies, and doctors. More than thirty years later, the same battle is being... More Info

The Non-Toxic Avenger

New Society Pub | November 15, 2011 | 277 pages
The author, after coming to terms with the fact that the autism and cancer affecting her family were most likely the result of environmental toxins, drastically reduced the levels of all chemicals in both her home and work environments and reveals how readers can do the same. Original. 10,000 first... More Info

Feeding Eden

Sterling Publishing Company Incorporated | March 6, 2012 | 256 pages
The author relates her experiences of dealing with her son's intense food allergies, looking at the failures and successes.  More Info

Healing Grief, Finding Peace

Sourcebooks Incorporated | October 1, 2011 | 283 pages
"Dr. LaGrand's advice and recommendations reach from and to both heart and head ... a powerful and important lesson about grief ? that even in grief, we can still grow." ? Kenneth J. Doka, PhD, senior consultant, Hospice Foundation of America Through Your Loss Comes The Strength to Grow Whether the... More Info