'Astonishing ... an amazing book ... absolutely chocker full of things that we need to know' Chris Evans 'Matthew Walker is probably one of the most influential people on the planet' Evening Standard THE #1 SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER TLS, OBSERVER, SUNDAY TIMES, FT, GUARDIAN, DAILY MAIL AND EVENING STANDARD BOOKS OF THE YEAR 2017 Sleep is one of the most important aspects of our life, health and longevity and yet it is increasingly neglected in twenty-first-century society, with devastating consequences: every major disease in the developed world - Alzheimer's, cancer, obesity, diabetes - has very strong causal links to deficient sleep. In this book, the first of its kind written by a scientific expert, Professor Matthew Walker explores twenty years of cutting-edge research to solve the mystery of why sleep matters. Looking at creatures from across the animal kingdom as well as major human studies, Why We Sleep delves into everything from what really happens during REM sleep to how caffeine and alcohol affect sleep and why our sleep patterns change across a lifetime, transforming our appreciation of the extraordinary phenomenon that safeguards our existence. 'Startling, vital ... a life-raft' Guardian 'A top sleep scientist argues that sleep is more important for our health than diet or exercise' The Times 'Passionate, urgent . . . it had a powerful effect on me' Observer
Can a person literally die of loneliness? Is there a connection between the ability to express emotions and Alzheimer's disease? Is there such a thing as a 'cancer personality'?
Drawing on deep scientific research and Dr Gabor Mate's acclaimed clinical work, When the Body Says No provides the answers to critical questions about the mind-body link - and the role that stress and our emotional makeup play in an array of common diseases.
When the Body Says No:
- Explores the role of the mind-body link in conditions and diseases such as arthritis, cancer, diabetes, heart disease, irritable bowel syndrome and multiple sclerosis.
- Shares dozens of enlightening case studies and stories, including those of people such as Lou Gehrig (ALS), Betty Ford (breast cancer), Ronald Reagan (Alzheimer's), Gilda Radner (ovarian cancer) and Lance Armstrong (testicular cancer) - Reveals 'The Seven A's of Healing': principles in healing and the prevention of illness from hidden stress
Read this book and you'll never smoke another cigarette again. Allen Carr has discovered a method of quitting that will enable any smoker to stop, easily, immediately and permanently . As the world's bestselling book on how to stop smoking and with over nine million copies sold worldwide, Allen Carr's Easy Way to Stop Smoking is the one that really works. __________ 'It didn't take any willpower. I didn't miss it at all and I was free' Ruby Wax THE unique method: No scare tactics No weight-gain The psychological need to smoke disappears as you read Feel great to be a non-smoker Join the 25 million men and women that Allen Carr has helped stop smoking. __________ TESTIMONIALS . . . 'Giving up smoking was one of the biggest achievements of my life. I read Allen Carr's book and would recommend it to anybody trying to kick the habit' Michael McIntyre 'Achieved for me a thing that I thought was not possible - to give up a thirty-year smoking habit literally overnight. It was nothing short of a miracle' Anjelica Huston 'Instantly I was freed from my addiction. I found it not only easy but unbelievably enjoyable to stay stopped' Sir Anthony Hopkins
The Ethical Slut: A Guide to Infinite Sexual Possibilities est un livre écrit par Dossie Easton et Catherine A. Liszt (un pseudonyme de Janet Hardy), et publié pour la première fois en 1997. Il explique comment fonctionnent les relations non exclusives à long terme, et donne des conseils pour les mettre en pratique. Il est souvent cité comme fondamental pour le mouvement polyamoureux.
It''s time to remake the world - the ground-breaking book on what steps we should all be taking for the autistic people in our lives.
The modern world is built for neurotypicals: needless noise, bright flashing lights, small talk, phone calls, unspoken assumptions and unwritten rules - it can be a nightmarish dystopia for the autistic population. In Untypical, Pete Wharmby lays bare the experience of being ''different'', explaining with wit and warmth just how exhausting it is to fit in to a world not designed for you.
But this book is more than an explanation. After a late diagnosis and a lifetime of ''masking'', Pete is the perfect interlocutor to explain how our two worlds can meet, and what we can do for the many autistic people in our schools, workplaces and lives. The result: a practical handbook for all of us to make the world a simpler, better place for autistic people to navigate, and a call to arms for anyone who believes in an inclusive society and wants to be part of the solution.
B>b>Thoughtful, vastly knowledgeable, and genuinely brilliant. --Dr. Matthew Walker, New York Timesbestselling author of Why We Sleepbr> ;br> From renowned sleep scientist Dr. Aric Prather, a book that offers a simple yet powerful plan to improve your sleep in seven days/b>/b>br>br>We need to sleep to survive. If we stopped sleeping, we would die. Sure, it would take a while, but sleep is as essential as food, water, and oxygen. Eventually, without it, our bodies begin to shut down. So why on earth can something that should be so natural, instinctual, and automatic be so hard?br> ;br> Dr. Aric Prather studies sleep for a living, and hell tell you right off the bat that theres usually one major thing that gets in the way of sleep: you.br> ;br> Not just you. All of us. We are great at getting in the way of our own sleep. We dont mean to. And were not making obviously bad choices. In the sleep clinic at the University of California, San Francisco, Dr. Prather has a line out the door of people struggling to achieve good sleep. By the time they come to him, theyve tried everything.br> ;br> In The Sleep Prescription, Dr. Prather shares the most powerful solutions that he uses to help his patients at the clinic achieve restorative sleep. Going beyond the obvious solutions, Dr. Prather shares surprisingly simple yet deeply effective techniques that will help you lie back and let sleep work its magic. Over the course of seven days, this book will teach you how to get out of your own way, so that your body can do what it was built to do: sleep.
Compelling'' Christopher Hart, The Sunday Timesbr>br>''A fascinating book'' Daily Mailbr>_______________________________________________________________br>br>Why did eighteenth-century dentists buy the live teeth of poor children?br>How did an architect help pioneer blood transfusion in the 1660s?br>And what role did a sausage skin and an enamel bath play in making kidney transplants a reality?br>br>We think of transplant surgery as one of the medical wonders of the modern world, but it''s a lot older than you think. As ancient as the pyramids, its history is even more surprising. In Spare Parts, cultural historian Paul Craddock takes us on a fascinating journey, from Indian surgeons regrafting lost noses in the sixth century BC, to seventeenth century blood transfusions between humans and dogs, to the French seamstress whose needlework paved the way for kidney transplants in the early 1900s.br>br>Expertly weaving together philosophy, science and cultural history, Spare Parts explores how transplant surgery has constantly tested the boundaries between human, animal and machine. It shows us that the history -- and future -- of transplant surgery is tied up with questions not only about who we are, but also what we are, and what we might become.br>br>Witty, entertaining and at times delightfully macabre, Spare Parts shows us that the history -- and future -- of transplant surgery is tied up with questions about not only who we are, but also what we are, and what we might become. . .br>br>_______________________________________________________________br>br>''Spare Parts is a fascinating read filled with adventure, delight and surprise'' RAHUL JANDIAL, surgeon author of Life on a Knife''s Edgebr>br>''This is a joyful romp through a fascinating slice of medical history'' WENDY MOORE, author of The Knife Man>
Scattered Minds explodes the myth of attention deficit disorder as genetically based - and offers real hope and advice for children and adults who live with the condition.
Gabor Mate is a revered physician who specializes in neurology, psychiatry and psychology - and himself has ADD. With wisdom gained through years of medical practice and research, Scattered Minds is a must-read for parents - and for anyone interested how experiences in infancy shape the biology and psychology of the human brain.
- Demonstrates that ADD is not an inherited illness, but a reversible impairment and developmental delay - Explains that in ADD, circuits in the brain whose job is emotional self-regulation and attention control fail to develop in infancy - and why - Shows how 'distractibility' is the psychological product of life experience - Allows parents to understand what makes their ADD children tick, and adults with ADD to gain insights into their emotions and behaviours - Expresses optimism about neurological development even in adulthood - Presents a programme of how to promote this development in both children and adults
The number one Sunday Times bestseller - with a new, fantastically festive front cover! Twas the Nightshift Before Christmas is a short gift book of festive diaries from the author of multi-million-copy bestseller This is Going to Hurt . Christmas is coming, the goose is getting fat . . . but 1.4 million NHS staff are heading off to work. In this perfect present for anyone who has ever set foot in a hospital, Adam Kay delves back into his diaries for a hilarious, horrifying and sometimes heartbreaking peek behind the blue curtain at Christmastime. This is a love letter to all those who spend their festive season on the front line, removing babies and baubles from the various places they get stuck, at the most wonderful time of the year. ''The perfect surgical stocking-filler'' - The Times Two different covers of Twas the Nightshift Before Christmas have been printed: one has a special festive design, and the other is our original hardback design. You will either receive the festive design or the original (as shown here) in your order. Specific covers cannot be requested.
To heal addiction, you have to go back to the start...
Featured on Russell Brand's podcast Under the Skin Dr Gabor Mate is one of the world's most revered thinkers on the psychology of addiction. His radical findings - based on decades of work with patients challenged by catastrophic drug addiction and mental illness - are reframing how we view all human development.
In this award-winning modern classic, Gabor Mate takes a holistic and compassionate approach to addiction, whether to alcohol, drugs, sex, money or anything self-destructive. He presents it not as a discrete phenomenon confined to a weak-willed few, but as a continuum that runs through (and even underpins) our society; not as a medical 'condition', but rather the result of a complex interplay of personal history, emotional development and brain chemistry.
Distilling cutting-edge research from around the world, In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts avoids glib self-help remedies, instead promoting self-understanding as the first key to healing and wellness. Blending personal stories and science with positive solutions, and written in spellbinding prose, it is a must-read that will change how you see yourself, others and the world.
10th anniversary edition, updated with new chapter on the Opiod crisis
An unrivalled account of turning points and breakthroughs in medical knowledge and practice, from ancient Egypt, India and China to the latest technology.
Sickness and health, birth and death, disease and cure: medicine and our understanding of the workings of our bodies and minds are an inextricable part of how we know who we are. With science of healing now more vital than ever, as our bodies face new challenges from the globalization of disease, environmental change and increased longevity, this timely book is the best guide ever published to medicine's achievements and its prospects for the future.
An international team of distinguished experts provide an unrivalled account of the evolution of medical knowledge and practice from ancient Egypt, India and China to today's latest technology, from letting blood to keyhole surgery, from the theory of humours to the genetic revolution, from the stethoscope to the MRI scanner. They explain medicine's turning points and conceptual changes in a refreshingly accessible way and answer some key questions: how has the plague influenced the course of human history? What effect did the pill have on the lives of women, and on society as a whole? What challenges does medicine face in our changing world?
Explore the physiology of 30 key yoga poses, in-depth and from every angle, and master each asana with confidence and control. Science of Yoga reveals the facts, with annotated artworks that show the mechanics, the angles, how your blood flow and respiration are affected, the key muscle and joint actions working below the surface of each pose, safe alignment and much more.
A landmark work offering new scientific evidence of the power of our minds and emotions to affect our health
Reconnect with your body, eat what you love Dietary science is on the move. For decades, people were wrongly focused on reducing fat and calories, whereas we now know that the real trouble makers are the foods that deregulate our blood sugar levels. Raised or fluctuating sugar levels in the blood can cause serious health problems, from weight gain, weakened immunity and hormonal imbalance in the short term to heart disease, cancer and type 2 diabetes down the line. In writing both clear and empathetic, mathematician and chemist Jessie Inchauspe - creator of the wildly popular Glucose Goddess Instagram account - explains why glucose is key, why glucose spikes are bad for us and how to flatten those spikes to transform our health. By analysing decades of research and running thousands of original experiments on herself wearing a continuous glucose monitor, she has distilled 10 simple and surprising rules to follow for optimal glucose regulation. We learn, for example, the order in which we should eat the food on our plate, how to ''put clothes on our carbs'', what not to do on an empty stomach, how to eat cakes and sweet foods in a smarter way and why apple cider vinegar is close to magic. By the end of this book, you''ll be aware of how food impacts your biology. You''ll know which breakfast choices may be causing your cravings, which foods lead to mood swings, and how to avoid being sleepy at 3pm. You''ll evolve the way you eat, take control of your health, and your life will flourish.
Lili Sohn is an author and illustrator currently living in Marseille, France. She studied visual art at the University of Strasbourg. When Sohn was diagnosed with breast cancer, she started a comics blog called documenting her relationship
Deepak Chopra''s groundbreaking guide to the philosophy and practice of Yoga will help you reach your highest potential and a deeper understanding of self. In the West, we have;adapted
Dr Anthony Redmond OBE was an A&E Doctor for over thirty years and is Emeritus Professor of International Emergency Medicine at the University of Manchester, UK. Founder of the NGO UK-Med, he has also worked with the UN, DFID, and the WH
Dr Aric Prather is Director of the Behavioural Sleep Medicine Research Program at the University of California at San Francisco, Associate Director for the UCSF Center for Health and Community, and co-director of the DaTABASE program