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See below for a selection of the latest books from Popular medicine & health category. Presented with a red border are the Popular medicine & health books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Popular medicine & health books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

The Way Out

The Way Out

Author: Alan Gordon, Alon Ziv Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/08/2021

Rewire your brain, end your pain. From back pain to migraines, arthritis and sciatica, over 1.2 billion people worldwide suffer from regular or chronic pain, 28 million in the UK alone. It's a global epidemic that regularly resists treatment and can totally derail people's lives. But it doesn't have to be this way. This is the revolutionary message from psychotherapist Alan Gordon who, frustrated by the lack of effective treatment for his own debilitating pain, developed a highly successful approach to eliminating symptoms without surgery or medication, offering a viable and drug-free alternative to existing - and often addictive - methods. Based on the premise that pain starts in the brain not the body, Gordon's Pain Reprocessing Therapy (PRT) enables you to rewire your neural circuits and turn off 'stuck' pain signals. In a ground-breaking study, PRT helped 98% of patients reduce their pain levels and 66% were completely cured. What's more, these dramatic changes held up over time. In The Way Out, Gordon provides an easy-to-follow guide to ending your pain with PRT. Drawing on cutting-edge research along with his own experiences as a chronic pain sufferer, he will help you: - Understand how the brain can unintentionally 'learn' chronic pain - Turn off pain signals that have become 'stuck' - these are false alarms - Use revolutionary techniques to break the cycle of fear that causes chronic pain - Develop long-term strategies for living pain-free Game-changing, practical and full of real-life stories from Gordon's clinical practice, this book will change the way you think about pain forever - and give you a way out of your pain today.

A Statin-Free Life

A Statin-Free Life

Author: Dr Aseem Malhotra Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/08/2021

Statins are among the most widely prescribed drugs in the world. Yet many report unacceptable side effects and a US survey revealed that 75 per cent of respondents stopped taking them within a year. So what is the evidence for their benefits? Dr Aseem Malhotra, author of the bestselling The 21-Day Immunity Plan and co-author of the bestselling The Pioppi Diet, examines the claims for statins and their role in lowering cholesterol and preventing heart disease. He introduces us to his targeted heart-health plan, which, with a diet plan, recipes and advice on reducing stress and increasing movement, can help us to live statin-free and take control of our own health.

The 36-Hour Day

The 36-Hour Day

Author: Nancy L. Mace, Peter V. Rabins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/08/2021

With over 3.5 million copies sold, the bestselling guide to understanding and caring for people with dementia is now completely revised and updated! For 40 years, The 36-Hour Day has been the leading work in the field for caregivers of those with dementia. Written by experts with decades of experience caring for individuals with memory loss, Alzheimer's, and other dementias, the book is widely known for its authoritativeness and compassionate approach to care. Featuring everything from the causes of dementia to managing its early stages to advice on caring for those in the later stages of the disease, it is widely considered to be the most detailed and trusted book available. Highlighting useful takeaway messages and informed by recent research into the causes of dementia, this new edition has been completely updated. It features * brand-new content on everything from home care aides to useful apps to promising preventative techniques and therapies * practical advice for avoiding caregiver burnout-plus tips for when and how to get additional help * a completely new two-column design that allows readers to quickly access what they need * a bonus accompanying website that keeps readers updated on what's new in dementia caregiving The central idea underlying this indispensable book-that much can be done to improve the lives of people with dementia and of those caring for them-remains the same. The 36-Hour Day is the definitive dementia care guide.

The 36-Hour Day

The 36-Hour Day

Author: Nancy L. Mace, Peter V. Rabins Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/08/2021

With over 3.5 million copies sold, the bestselling guide to understanding and caring for people with dementia is now completely revised and updated! For 40 years, The 36-Hour Day has been the leading work in the field for caregivers of those with dementia. Written by experts with decades of experience caring for individuals with memory loss, Alzheimer's, and other dementias, the book is widely known for its authoritativeness and compassionate approach to care. Featuring everything from the causes of dementia to managing its early stages to advice on caring for those in the later stages of the disease, it is widely considered to be the most detailed and trusted book available. Highlighting useful takeaway messages and informed by recent research into the causes of dementia, this new edition has been completely updated. It features * brand-new content on everything from home care aides to useful apps to promising preventative techniques and therapies * practical advice for avoiding caregiver burnout-plus tips for when and how to get additional help * a completely new two-column design that allows readers to quickly access what they need * a bonus accompanying website that keeps readers updated on what's new in dementia caregiving The central idea underlying this indispensable book-that much can be done to improve the lives of people with dementia and of those caring for them-remains the same. The 36-Hour Day is the definitive dementia care guide.

The 36-Hour Day

The 36-Hour Day

Author: Nancy L. Mace, Peter V. Rabins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/08/2021

With over 3.5 million copies sold, the bestselling guide to understanding and caring for people with dementia is now completely revised and updated! For 40 years, The 36-Hour Day has been the leading work in the field for caregivers of those with dementia. Written by experts with decades of experience caring for individuals with memory loss, Alzheimer's, and other dementias, the book is widely known for its authoritativeness and compassionate approach to care. Featuring everything from the causes of dementia to managing its early stages to advice on caring for those in the later stages of the disease, it is widely considered to be the most detailed and trusted book available. Highlighting useful takeaway messages and informed by recent research into the causes of dementia, this new edition has been completely updated. It features * brand-new content on everything from home care aides to useful apps to promising preventative techniques and therapies * practical advice for avoiding caregiver burnout-plus tips for when and how to get additional help * a completely new two-column design that allows readers to quickly access what they need * a bonus accompanying website that keeps readers updated on what's new in dementia caregiving The central idea underlying this indispensable book-that much can be done to improve the lives of people with dementia and of those caring for them-remains the same. The 36-Hour Day is the definitive dementia care guide.

What's Wrong With You?

What's Wrong With You?

Author: Dr. Sarah Holper Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/08/2021

Take a tour through your body and its common medical symptoms with What's Wrong with You? An insider's guide to your insides. Everybody has a body, and everybody gets sick. But unless you go to medical school, the mechanisms behind your medical symptoms remain a mystery. Why do you get diarrhoea when you're stressed? Why do both teenagers and bodybuilders get acne? Why do you feel like yawning when you're tired, nervous, or when you think about yawning (like now)? Why do many men go bald, but women (and castrated men) don't? Over a billion health-related Google searches - more than one in every 15 Google enquiries - are made every day. Ask 'Dr Google' about your headache or fever and it will spew forth a bewildering, and often terrifying list of possible diagnoses, invariably topped by brain cancer or a parasitic infection. What Dr Google won't tell you is the infinitely more interesting bit: what's actually going on in your body to make you feel sick. In What's Wrong With You? Dr Sarah Holper takes you on an extensive tour through your body, explaining how its failings cause your medical symptoms. Packed with memorable patient encounters, cultural diversions, historical oddities and insider doctor secrets, Dr Holper arms you with the knowledge you need to understand why your body reacts to illness the way it does.

Clean

Clean

Author: James Hamblin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/08/2021

SOAP SAVES LIVES. But did you know that excessive use of soap and skin-care products are harming our health and the environment? Apart from in hand-washing there is no need to use soap on our bodies at all? Doctor and preventative medicine expert James Hamblin gave up showering five years ago and only ever uses soap on his hands. In Clean he introduces a new way to think about cleanliness - one that is cheaper, simpler and better for our skin, our immunity and the world in which we live. --- Hygiene prevents the spread of disease and saves countless lives. But in recent decades, rather than safeguarding us from illness, an obsession with 'cleanliness' seems to have been having the opposite effect. As we are now starting to realise, our overuse of soap, sanitizers and untested, misleading skin-care products is doing untold damage to our skin's vital microbial layer, which influences everything from acne, eczema and dry skin to how we smell. Not only might our obsession with soap-based cleanliness be exacerbating or even causing many of the skin conditions we seek to remedy or avoid, it may even be weaking our immune defences and increasing our vulnerability to allergies. Lucid, accessible, and deeply researched, Clean explains how we got here - thanks to the concerted efforts of the multi-billion-dollar cosmetics industry - and introduces us to the emerging science that will be at the forefront of health and wellness conversations in coming years. It shows that the new goal of skin care will be to cultivate a healthy biome and to embrace a natural approach to being clean. * With a new afterword by the author *

Exhausted

Exhausted

Author: Nick Polizzi, Pedram Shojai Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/08/2021

Now in paperback - an insightful, clear and thorough road map for healing from exhaustion and fatigue, inside and out. The economics are simple: you can't run on a deficit of energy and expect to feel well. Yet that is what we've come to expect from ourselves, as we have pushed further and further down the hole of fatigue and away from any semblance of being healthy. But what if you had a simple guide to reclaiming your health and vibrancy? Nick Polizzi, author of The Sacred Science, and Pedram Shojai, New York Times bestselling author of The Urban Monk and The Art of Stopping Time, provide: * Wisdom from the top scientists, physicians and experts in traditional healing practices * A concise understanding of what energy is and how we use it * An exploration of the key areas in which we have been depriving our body of energy From the immune system to hormones to sleep patterns, Polizzi and Shojai offer methods for evaluating your individual needs, as well as safe, easy remedies for whole-body healing.

Fake Medicine

Fake Medicine

Author: Dr Bradley McKay Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/07/2021

We all want to live healthier, happier and longer lives, but too many of us are charmed by charlatans, misled by marketing or scammed by sciencey-sounding salespeople. Dr Brad McKay, Australian GP and science communicator, has seen the rise of misinformation permeate our lives and watched as many of us have turned away from health experts. Too often, we place our trust in online influencers, celebrities and Dr Google when it comes to making important health decisions. Fake Medicine explores the potential dangers of wellness warriors, anti-vaxxers, fad diets, dodgy supplements, alternative practitioners and conspiracy theories. This book is an essential tool for debunking pseudoscience and protecting you and your loved ones from the health scams that surround us. Protect your mind, body and wallet by fighting fake medicine.

Head First

Head First

Author: Alastair (Author) Santhouse Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/07/2021

What does it mean to be well? Is it something in our body? Or, is it rather something subjective - something of the mind? In this profound collection of clinical stories, eminent psychiatrist Dr Alastair Santhouse draws on his experience of treating thousands of hospital patients to show how our emotions are inextricably linked to our physical wellbeing. Our minds shape the way we understand and react to symptoms that we develop, dictate the treatments we receive, and influence whether they work. They even influence whether we develop symptoms at all. Written with brutal honesty, deep compassion, and a wry sense of humour, Head First examines difficult cases that illuminate some of our most puzzling and controversial medical issues-from the tragedy of suicide, to the stigma surrounding obesity, to the ongoing misery of chronic fatigue. Ultimately he finds that our medical model has failed us by promoting specialization and overlooking perhaps the single most important component of our health: our state of mind.

Head First

Head First

Author: Alastair (Author) Santhouse Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/07/2021

What does it mean to be well? Is it something in our body? Or, is it rather something subjective - something of the mind? In this profound collection of clinical stories, eminent psychiatrist Dr Alastair Santhouse draws on his experience of treating thousands of hospital patients to show how our emotions are inextricably linked to our physical wellbeing. Our minds shape the way we understand and react to symptoms that we develop, dictate the treatments we receive, and influence whether they work. They even influence whether we develop symptoms at all. Written with brutal honesty, deep compassion, and a wry sense of humour, Head First examines difficult cases that illuminate some of our most puzzling and controversial medical issues-from the tragedy of suicide, to the stigma surrounding obesity, to the ongoing misery of chronic fatigue. Ultimately he finds that our medical model has failed us by promoting specialization and overlooking perhaps the single most important component of our health: our state of mind.

Cured

Cured

Author: Dr Jeff Rediger Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/07/2021

Long after she's supposed to be dead, a woman with aggressive pancreatic cancer finds herself cured. A teenage girl suddenly and unexpectedly overcomes the cerebral palsy she's had since birth. An 85-year-old man stuns doctors when his CT scan shows that the tumours on his kidneys have inexplicably vanished. These are cases of 'spontaneous remission' or, what most people call 'medical miracles': incredible testaments of just what the human body is capable of in extremis. Using his discoveries from these 'Olympians of healing', Harvard physician and psychiatrist Dr Jeff Rediger offers clear, practical advice on how we can improve our health, from diet and relaxation to a positive mindset when facing illness. Cured is a fascinating and insightful book about how we can harness our body's natural resilience to take control of our health.