Health & Wellbeing (164)

Helping Hands

ISBN: 9780992247645

Author: Diane Grant    Publisher: Fraser Books

Helping Hands is, for the first time, a history of health care in a New Zealand region from pre-European days to today. While the story of health challenges and...


Helping Hands is, for the first time, a history of health care in a New Zealand region from pre-European days to today. While the story of health challenges and responses to them deals specifically with the Wairarapa, the events, experiences and flavour of changes to medical practices and patient needs will have been very similar throughout the rest of the country. There are chapters on early Maori health, the very limited health care of the early European period, the first doctors, nurses and hospitals. The towns in the region – Featherston, Martinborough, Greytown, Carterton, Masterton and Eketahuna – have developed their health services, moulded by circumstances and personalities, in distinctive ways. Helping Hands covers the health of the region through epidemics and new medical discoveries, depression and world wars and describes the tensions between national requirements or political agendas and local needs. It also outlines the often bewildering and acronym-filled health bureaucracy of today and the decades of political tinkering that has led to present structures and the ‘contracting’ out of many services . Helping Hands is an important social history focussing on the life and death issues that are central to the functioning and progress of communities. Hundreds of photographs complement the text.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 420


$49.50
Migraines: A Self-Help Guide to Feeling Better

ISBN: 9781849538084

Author: Wendy Green    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Migraines are one of the most serious disabling medical conditions. In the UK, around one in five women, one in nine children and one in twelve men suffer from ...


Migraines are one of the most serious disabling medical conditions. In the UK, around one in five women, one in nine children and one in twelve men suffer from them. Are you one of them? Find out 50 things you can do today, including: • Discover how to avoid your triggers • Choose beneficial foods and supplements • Understand conventional and alternative treatments • Find helpful organisations and products


Bind: paperback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm


Publication Date: 01-02-2016


$27.99
IBS: A Self-Help Guide to Feeling Better

ISBN: 9781849538077

Author: Wendy Green    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Did you know that up to one in five people in the UK suffer from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)? Are you one of them? In this easy-to-follow book, Wendy Green e...


Did you know that up to one in five people in the UK suffer from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)? Are you one of them? In this easy-to-follow book, Wendy Green explains how diet, food intolerances, gut infections and bacterial imbalance, stress and hormones can contribute to IBS and offers practical advice and a holistic approach to help you deal with the symptoms, including simple dietary and lifestyle changes and DIY complementary therapies. Find out 50 things you can do today, including: • Identify your IBS triggers and learn how to manage them • Choose beneficial foods and supplements • Manage stress and relax to reduce flare-ups • Learn which types of exercise can help to relieve symptoms • Find helpful organisations and products


Bind: paperback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 129 x 198 mm


Publication Date: 01-02-2016


$27.99
Arthritis: A Self-Help Guide to Feeling Better

ISBN: 9781849538060

Author: Wendy Green    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

In this easy-to-follow book, Wendy explains how genetics, age, infections, diet, excess weight, previous injuries and stress contribute to arthritis and offers ...


In this easy-to-follow book, Wendy explains how genetics, age, infections, diet, excess weight, previous injuries and stress contribute to arthritis and offers practical advice and a holistic approach to help you deal with the symptoms, including simple dietary and lifestyle changes and DIY complementary therapies. Find out 50 things you can do today including: • Choose beneficial foods and supplements • Manage stress and relax to prevent and ease pain • Discover practical tips to make everyday living easier • Identify ways to help young arthritis sufferers • Find helpful organisations and products


Bind: paperback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 129 x 198 mm


Publication Date: 01-02-2016


$27.99
The Monocle Guide to Better Living

ISBN: 9783899554908

Publisher: Gestalten

Monocle is one of the most successful magazines to be developed in the past decade. Armed with an unmistakable sense of aesthetics and journalistic tenacity, it...


Monocle is one of the most successful magazines to be developed in the past decade. Armed with an unmistakable sense of aesthetics and journalistic tenacity, its team—led by editor in chief Tyler Brûlé—has created an intelligent publication that continually inspires a global readership who are interested in everything from diplomacy to design. For its first-ever book, the editorial team looks at one of their core themes: how to live well. The result is The Monocle Guide to Better Living, an original, informative, and entertaining collection of writing, reports, and recommendations. This is not a book about glitz but rather an upbeat survey of products and ideas meant to be treasured and last.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 408


Dimensions: 200 x 265 mm


$135.00
Heightening Your Happiness

ISBN: 9781943164332

Author: Karen Degen    Publisher: Aviva Publishing

Happiness is a learned skill. This book will teach you that skill so you can raise your own happiness level to spectacular new heights. This book will give you ...


Happiness is a learned skill. This book will teach you that skill so you can raise your own happiness level to spectacular new heights. This book will give you the tools to: * Avoid the two words that happy people never say or think * Discover how you can feel good about yourself and create a sense of self-worth, no matter how imperfect you are * Identify the tree personality traits that happy people never have, and how to change them if you possess them * Experience what happy people do when life gets tough, and how you can remain happy no matter what is occurring in your life * Master the art of controlling your thoughts, and reprogramming your brain to release old ways of thinking, and create new happier ones * Acquire the skill of using EFT (a form of Energy Psychology) to make changes that you have never been able to make in yourself before, no matter how mauch you wanted to or tried to


Bind: paperback


Pages: 248


Dimensions: 152 x 237 mm


Publication Date: 01-12-2015


$34.99
Sexual Cultures in Aotearoa NZ Education

ISBN: 9781877578687

Author: Alexandra Gunn & Lee Smith (Ed.    Publisher: Otago University Press

Aotearoa New Zealand was recently rated by the Lonely Planet travel guide as the second most ‘gay friendly’ country in the world, with some of the most adva...


Aotearoa New Zealand was recently rated by the Lonely Planet travel guide as the second most ‘gay friendly’ country in the world, with some of the most advanced human rights legislation. Research suggests, however, that New Zealand’s relatively ‘inclusive’ social climate is not always reflected in our educational settings. This book explores how the assumption that heterosexuality is the norm operates in education, and the discriminatory effects of this for teachers, for students, and for parents, in early childhood education, schools, tertiary and alternative settings. How can education settings become more socially just sites of inclusion for sexual and gender diversity? Contributors from a wide range of sectors discuss their research and invite others to join them in resisting the many injustices perpetuated by the unchecked discriminatory discourses that have shaped New Zealand education historically, and which continue to do so today.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 150 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 01-12-2015


$45.00
It's Twins! Now What?

ISBN: 9781849538121

Author: Jessica Bomford    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Congratulations – you're expecting twins! But what happens now? Whether this is the news you were expecting, whether it’s a shock or a delightful surprise, ...


Congratulations – you're expecting twins! But what happens now? Whether this is the news you were expecting, whether it’s a shock or a delightful surprise, one thing is for certain: your life is not going to be the same from now on. Packed with advice from professionals and anecdotes from fellow twin parents, this book will be your go-to guide to help you navigate the first year with twins, from birth and beyond. This is the expectant and new parents’ friend. In fact, it is hundreds of friends rolled into one, as it contains the collective wisdom of hundreds of twin parents and also health professionals with extensive twin experience. Provides tips and advice on a full range of subjects, including: Breastfeeding Weaning Sleep Getting out and about This book will become an essential part of your parenting kit.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 272


Dimensions: 129 x 198 mm


Publication Date: 11-02-2016


$29.99
Pregnancy for Dads-To-Be

ISBN: 9781849538190

Author: Adam Carpenter    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

So, it’s happened! You’re going to be a dad and you’re at the start of an amazing journey. It’s so hard to know what to expect and how to prepare but, ...


So, it’s happened! You’re going to be a dad and you’re at the start of an amazing journey. It’s so hard to know what to expect and how to prepare but, remember, you’re not alone, and every father before you has shared the same doubts and fears. Packed with information, tips and advice, from the development of your baby month by month to how to help your partner throughout the birth, this book is a jargon-free, easy read that will help you to understand what to expect during pregnancy, and plan for the weeks ahead.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 208


Dimensions: 125 x 175 mm


Publication Date: 10-01-2016


$24.99
Anxiety: A Self-Help Guide to Feeling Better

ISBN: 9781849538220

Author: Wendy Green    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

In this easy-to-follow book, Wendy Green explains how psychological, genetic and dietary factors can contribute to anxiety and offers practical advice and a hol...


In this easy-to-follow book, Wendy Green explains how psychological, genetic and dietary factors can contribute to anxiety and offers practical advice and a holistic approach to help you deal with the symptoms, including simple dietary and lifestyle changes and DIY complementary therapies. Find out 50 things you can do today to help you cope with anxiety, including: • Replace negative thoughts and behaviour with positive ones • Manage stress and relax to reduce symptoms • Choose beneficial foods and supplements • Find helpful organisations and products


Bind: paperback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 129 x 198 mm


Publication Date: 08-02-2016


$27.99
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