'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
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.
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 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.
B>THE MILLION COPY BESTSELLER /b>br>b>BOOK OF THE YEAR AT THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARDS /b>b>'Painfully funny. The pain and the funniness somehow add up to something entirely good, entirely noble and entirely loveable.' - Stephen Fry/b>Welcome to the life of a junior doctor: 97-hour weeks, life and death decisions, a constant tsunami of bodily fluids, and the hospital parking meter earns more than you.Scribbled in secret after endless days, sleepless nights and missed weekends, Adam Kay's This is Going to Hurt provides a no-holds-barred account of his time on the NHS front line. Hilarious, horrifying and heartbreaking, this diary is everything you wanted to know - and more than a few things you didn't - about life on and off the hospital ward.b>Sunday Times Number One Bestseller for over eight months and winner of a record FOUR National Book Awards: Book of the Year, /b>b>Non-Fiction Book of the Year, New Writer of the Year and Zoe Ball Book Club Book of the Year./b>b>This edition includes extra diary entries and a new afterword by the author./b>
Be calmer, happier and more creative.
In Yoga: A Manual for Life Naomi Annand shows you how to use the ancient practice of yoga to live better in the modern world.
Utilising simple, breath-led movement, this beautiful practice companion teaches you how to wake up feeling energised, calm an anxious mind, sleep better, feel inspired.
Ideal for total beginners to more experienced yogis, this manual includes everything you'll need to live a more balanced, grounded life, from five-minute lifehacks to longer sequences with specific goals in mind. Always accessible, Yoga: A Manual for Life has at its centre the principle of authentic self-care.
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.
What if there were scientific solutions that could wipe out your deepest fears of falling ill, receiving a life-threatening diagnosis, or feeling the effects of ageing? What if you had access to the same cutting-edge tools and technology used by peak performers and the worlds greatest athletes? In a world full of fear and uncertainty about our health, it can be difficult to know where to turn for actionable advice you can trust. Today, leading scientists and doctors in the field of regenerative medicine are developing diagnostic tools and safe and effective therapies that can free you from fear. In this book, Tony Robbins, the worlds number one life and business strategist who has coached more than fifty million people, brings you more than 100 of the worlds top medical minds and the latest research, inspiring comeback stories, and amazing advancements in precision medicine that you can apply today to help extend the length and quality of your life. This book is the result of Robbins going on his own life-changing journey. After being told that his health challenges were irreversible, he experienced firsthand how new regenerative technology not only helped him heal but made him stronger than ever before. Life Force will show you how you can wake up every day with increased energy, a more bulletproof immune system, and the know-how to help turn back your biological clock. This is a book for everyone, from peak performance athletes, to the average person who wants to increase their energy and strength, to those looking for healing. Life Force provides answers that can transform and even save your life, or that of someone you love.
Deepen your practice and discover the myths, gods, sacred animals and imagery that lie hidden in your favourite yoga postures Featuring more than 30 full-colour illustrations, Curious Poses explores the symbolism of the yoga postures many of us practise every week, and offers inspiration to regular practitioners and yoga teachers alike.
Have you ever wondered where Warrior pose got its name? Why does the lotus hold such significance for yogis? Who are Matsyendra, Marichi and Nataraja?
Yoga is an exercise in turning the body into a metaphor - something that transfers meaning. When we make these shapes with our bodies, we do two things: communicate something meaningful, not to anyone in particular but as an act of self-expression, a dance without an audience; and absorb meaning, deepening our understanding of our own natures, and the nature of existence. The postures of yoga move meaning from the world outside, to the world within us, and back again.
The Sanskrit names of the asanas point to a deep, rich layer of symbolic meaning. The names are often drawn from Hindu scripture and mythology, and sometimes inspired by the animals, birds and flowers that the original Indian yogis saw around them. Over the course of many years, the different branches and schools of yoga wove in their own interpretations, until each asana was clothed in a delicate, complex fabric of philosophy and symbolism.
Curious Poses explores 30 yoga poses from Mountain ( tadasana ) to Lotus ( padmasana ) and Lion ( simhasana ), and reveals the fascinating and inspirational stories behind them.>
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.
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>
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.
B>A gorgeously illustrated deep dive into the immune system that will forever change how you think about your body, from the creator of the popular science YouTube channel Kurzgesagt--In a Nutshell/b>br> br>b>Through wonderful analogies and a genius for clarifying complex ideas, Immune is a truly brilliant introduction to the human bodys vast system for fighting infections and other threats.--John Green, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Fault in Our Stars/b>br>br>You wake up and feel a tickle in your throat. Your head hurts. Youre mildly annoyed as you get the kids ready for school and dress for work yourself. Meanwhile, an epic war is being fought, just below your skin. Millions are fighting and dying for you to be able to complain as you head out the door.br> br>So what, exactly, is your immune system?br> br>Second only to the human brain in its complexity, it is one of the oldest and most critical facets of life on Earth. Without it, you would die within days. In Immune, Philipp Dettmer, the brains behind the most popular science channel on YouTube, takes readers on a journey through the fortress of the human body and its defenses. There is a constant battle of staggering scale raging within us, full of stories of invasion, strategy, defeat, and noble self-sacrifice. In fact, in the time youve been reading this, your immune system has probably identified and eradicated a cancer cell that started to grow in your body.br> br>Each chapter delves into an element of the immune system, including defenses like antibodies and inflammation as well as threats like bacteria, allergies, and cancer, as Dettmer reveals why boosting your immune system is actually nonsense, how parasites sneak their way past your bodys defenses, how viruses work, and what goes on in your wounds when you cut yourself.br> br>Enlivened by engaging graphics and immersive descriptions, Immune turns one of the most intricate, interconnected, and confusing subjects--immunology--into a gripping adventure through an astonishing alien landscape. Immune is a vital and remarkably fun crash course in what is arguably, and increasingly, the most important system in the body.
A TIMES BEST BOOK OF 2019 An intimate and compelling exploration into the unique psyche of the heart surgeon, by one of the profession''s most eminent figures. Although Professor Stephen Westaby was born with the necessary coordination and manual dexterity, it was a head trauma sustained during university that gifted him the qualities of an exceptional heart surgeon: qualities that are frequently associated with psychopathy. His thirty-five-year career has been characterised by fearlessness and ruthless ambition; leaving empathy at the hospital door as thousands of patients put their lives in his hands. For heart surgeons, the inevitable cost of failure is death and in The Knife''s Edge, Westaby reflects on the unique mindset of those who are drawn to this exhilarating and often tragic profession. We discover the pioneers who grasped opportunities and took chances to drive innovation and save lives. Often difficult, uninhibited and fearless, theirs is a field constantly threatened by the risk of public failure. Like those before him, Westaby refuses to draw the line in his search of a lifetime solution to problems of the heart. His determination is unerring - a steadfastness underpinned by his unusual mind. But as we glimpse into the future of cardiac surgery, for all its remarkable scientific advancement, one question remains: within the confines of socialised medical healthcare systems, how can heart surgeons - individuals often hardwired with avoidance of self-doubt, a penchant for glory and a flagrant disregard for authority - truly flourish?
The Sunday Times bestseller that explains the new science behind weight loss and how we can get in shape without counting calories.br>br>''A compelling look at the science of appetite and metabolism'' Voguebr>br>''This book tells us the truth about weight loss'' Dr Rangan Chatterjee br>_______________br>br>We''ve all heard the golden rule: eat less, exercise more and you''ll lose weight. But what if it isn''t that simple?br>br>For over two decades, weight loss surgeon Dr Andrew Jenkinson has treated thousands of people who have become trapped in the endless cycle of dieting. Why We Eat (Too Much), combines case studies from his practice and the new science of metabolism to illuminate how our appetite really works.br>br>Debunking myths of about body and systematically explaining why dieting is counter-productive, this unflinching book investigates every aspect of nutrition: from the ''set weight point'' that is unique to all of us, to good and bad fats, and from how genes impact our weight to how our hormones are affected after a diet ends.br>br>With a new chapter about the link between obesity and COVID-19, this incredible book will help you understand your body better than ever before.br>_______________br>br>''Articulate, clear, a joy to read, this is a book that really needed written'' Joanna Blythman, author of Swallow Thisbr>br>''Highly persuasive . . . a radical approach to weight loss'' Sunday Timesbr>br>''Debunks the myths around dieting and weight-loss'' Telegraph>
''An enthralling read'' Dr Rachel Clarke, bestselling author of Dear Life A Royal Society Science Prize shortlisted author ''A talented new writer'' - Sunday Times __________ What is phantom limb pain? Can words actually hurt? Why do we experience pain, even after we''ve healed? We know pain when we feel it. We fear it and try to avoid it. But do we know what it really is? We''re currently experiencing a Renaissance in pain science. In recent years our understanding of pain has altered so radically it''s fair to say that everything we thought we knew about pain is wrong. As Dr Monty Lyman reveals, we misunderstand pain - with harmful consequences. Exploring cutting-edge research that encompasses everything from phantom aches to persistent pain, as well as interviews with survivors of torture and those who have never felt pain, Dr Lyman not only provides hope for reducing and managing pain but takes us to a deeper understanding of what it means to be human. This is the untold story of pain - our most elusive feeling. __________ Praise for Monty Lyman and The Remarkable Life of the Skin - ''Seriously entertaining'' The Times - ''Beautifully written, revealing and surprising'' Daily Mail - ''Imaginatively told'' The Spectator - ''An absorbing, fact-packed study'' Nature - ''What a read it is'' Vogue - ''Fascinating'' Daily Express
B>The International Bestseller/b>b>'Dr Michael Greger reveals the foods that will help you live longer' Daily Mail/b>br>b>/b>br>b>'This book may help those who are susceptible to illnesses that can be prevented with proper nutrition' His Holiness the Dalai Lama/b>Why rely on drugs and surgery to cure you of life-threatening disease when the right decisions can prevent you from falling ill to begin with?br>br>How Not To Die gives effective, scientifically-proven nutritional advice to prevent our biggest killers - including heart disease, breast cancer, prostate cancer, high blood pressure and diabetes - and reveals the astounding health benefits that simple dietary choices can provide. Based on the latest scientific research, the internationally bestselling How Not To Die examines each of the most common diseases to reveal what, how and why different foods affect us, and how increasing our consumption of certain foods and avoiding others can dramatically reduce our risk of falling sick and even reverse the effects of disease. It also shares Dr Greger's 'Daily Dozen' - the twelve foods we should all eat every day to stay in the best of health.With emphasis on individual family health history and acknowledging that everyone needs something different, Dr Michael Greger offers practical dietary advice to help you live longer, healthier lives.
'Hill's advice is straightforward and no-nonsense' - The Guardian 'A life-transforming book. fascinating - Daily Mail 'Maisie Hill has written a bloody brilliant book (pun intended). Everything you need to know about periods and how they affect you and your life is here. It's revolutionary' - Miranda Sawyer 'Thank GOODNESS for Maisie Hill! Flipping open the lid on a vital conversation. It's about time we claimed the power of our periods!' - Gemma Cairney, broadcaster & co-founder of Boom Shakalaka Productions 'This is such an important book. Maisie's insights and cycle strategy have changed my life and my cycle. Period Power is written with such intelligence, humour and a deep understanding of women's health. If you have a period you need to read this book.' - Anna Jones, author of The Modern Cook's Year A profound and practical blueprint for aligning daily life with your menstrual cycle.
Period Power is the handbook to periods and hormones that will leave you wondering why the hell nobody told you this sooner.
The hormones of the menstrual cycle profoundly influence our energy, mood and behaviour, but all too often we're taught that our hormones make us unreliable, moody bitches, or that it's our lot in life to put up with 'women's problems'. Maisie Hill, a women's health practitioner, knows the power of working with the menstrual cycle and refuses to accept this theory. Instead, Maisie believes that our hormones are there to serve us and, if utilized correctly, can be used to help you get what you want out of life. Yes, we are hormonal, and that's a very good thing.
This revolutionary book reveals everything you need to know about taking control of your menstrual cycle and outlines The Cycle Strategy to help us perform at our best, throughout our cycle. In Period Power you will discover how to:
- maximise your natural superpowers each month while making adjustments for the darker days, and use Maisie's favourite tips to improve them - identify your personal patterns, powers and pitfalls for each phase of the menstrual cycle - plan your month to perform at your best in all aspects of your life - figure out if you have a hormonal imbalance and what to do about it.
Period Power is a no-nonsense guide with all the tools you need to improve your menstrual health.