Health & Wellbeing (205)

Diabetic Cooking For One and Two

ISBN: 9781908117205

Author: Michelle Berriedale-Johnson    Publisher: Grub Street

Most health experts agree that the we are facing a huge increase in the number of people with diabetes. Most cases are Type 2 (non-insulin dependent) diabetes a...


Most health experts agree that the we are facing a huge increase in the number of people with diabetes. Most cases are Type 2 (non-insulin dependent) diabetes and happily this form of diabetes is controlled by diet and exercise. So understanding nutrition and diet is essential to maintaining your health as a non-insulin dependent diabetes sufferer. However because of our ageing population and rapidly rising numbers of overweight and obese people many diabetics today are either living alone or are a couple. So preparing meals using regular diabetic cookbooks which cater for four or more people can provide meals that are too big and wasteful. "Diabetic Cooking for One and Two" solves the problem by offering a collection of easy, tempting recipes in smaller portions. Based on the very latest research it gives nutritional guidelines, a menu planner, advice on how to shop and plan your meals, over 100 recipes all with nutritional analyses catering for contemporary culinary tastes, consisting of meals with a high intake of vegetables, pulses, fruit and whole grains.


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Pages: 192


Dimensions: 170 x 240 mm


Publication Date: 30-10-2012


$39.99
Life is for Living

ISBN: 9780958282628

Author: John Shackleton    Publisher: Maruki Books Ltd

John Shackleton challenges anyone to live to 100, and to get there happily, healthy and full of zest to last another 100 years. Part autobiography, this top ...


John Shackleton challenges anyone to live to 100, and to get there happily, healthy and full of zest to last another 100 years. Part autobiography, this top athlete discovered he was faster at the age of 50 than he had been years earlier during international championship swimming meets and trials for commonwealth games contention. \n He personally looks a lot younger than his 50+ years, and has taken on fatherhood late in life (two sons aged 4 & 2), and loves to prove that life is indeed for living and enjoying and there's no room for excuses by anyone who thinks otherwise.


Pages: 110


Dimensions: 148 x 210 mm


$24.95
Commando Dad: Basic Training

ISBN: 9781849532617

Author: Neil Sincalir    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Attention! In your hand is an indispensable training manual for new recruits to fatherhood. Written by ex-Commando and dad of three, Neil Sinclair, this manual ...


Attention! In your hand is an indispensable training manual for new recruits to fatherhood. Written by ex-Commando and dad of three, Neil Sinclair, this manual will teach you, in no-nonsense terms, how to: survive the first 24 hours; prepare and plan to Prevent Poor Parental Performance; maintain morale in the ranks; feed, clothe, transport and entertain your troops; transport the troops successfully on maneuvers; increase your flash to bang' time and 'square away' tasks along the way; and much, much more. Let Training Commence.


Pages: 192


Dimensions: 125 x 175 mm


Publication Date: 01-05-2012


$29.99
50 Things You Can Do Today to Manage Eczema

ISBN: 9781840247213

Author: Wendy Green    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Eczema is an uncomfortable and often distressing skin condition which affects one in five children and one in twelve adults in the UK. Are you one of them? Wend...


Eczema is an uncomfortable and often distressing skin condition which affects one in five children and one in twelve adults in the UK. Are you one of them? Wendy Green explains the psychological, dietary and hormonal factors that can cause eczema, and offers practical advice and a holistic approach to help you deal with the symptoms, including simple lifestyle and dietary changes and DIY natural therapies.It helps you: manage stress to prevent flare-ups; learn how to adapt your home environment; choose beneficial foods and supplements; find helpful organisations and products; and care for your skin and manage eczema with this easy-to-follow guide.


Pages: 128


Dimensions: 128 x 198 mm


Publication Date: 01-01-2009


$19.99
50 Things You Can Do Today to Manage Back Pain

ISBN: 9781849531207

Author: Dr Keith Souter    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

In this easy-to-follow book, Dr Keith Souter explains the various types and the many possible causes of back pain and offers practical and holistic advice to he...


In this easy-to-follow book, Dr Keith Souter explains the various types and the many possible causes of back pain and offers practical and holistic advice to help you deal with it. With many years’ experience as a GP, medical acupuncturist and omoeopathic specialist he looks at lifestyle changes, dietary modification and DIY complementary therapies that help to reduce back pain. Find out 50 things you can do today including:\nChoose beneficial foods and supplements \nDiscover natural anti-inflammatory herbs and spices\nTry out exercises to reduce pain and strengthen the back Find helpful organisations and products


Pages: 158


Publication Date: 01-02-2012


$19.99
My Mini Midwife

ISBN: 9781849535168

Author: Denyse Kirkby    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Ever wished your midwife lived next door so you could ask her for answers to your questions as soon as they came to mind? My Mini Midwife, by experienced midwif...


Ever wished your midwife lived next door so you could ask her for answers to your questions as soon as they came to mind? My Mini Midwife, by experienced midwife and lecturer D. J. Kirkby, is here to reassure you and provide all the guidance you need, anytime and anywhere. This handy and authoritative book gives clear answers to confusing questions, covering everything from conception to delivery and beyond: it will be invaluable for anyone who is planning or expecting a baby.


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Pages: 160


Dimensions: 129 x 198 mm


Publication Date: 03-02-2014


$24.99
Pacific Identities and Well-being : Cross-Cultural Perspectives

ISBN: 9781877578359

Author: Margaret Nelson Agee    Publisher: Otago University Press

This anthology addresses the mental health and therapeutic needs of Polynesian and Melanesian people and the scarcity of resources for those working with them. ...


This anthology addresses the mental health and therapeutic needs of Polynesian and Melanesian people and the scarcity of resources for those working with them. It is divided into four parts – Identity, Therapeutic Practice, Death and Dying, Reflexive Practice – that approach the concerns of Maori, Samoans, Tongans, Fijians and people from Tuvalu and Tokelau. Contributors include a wide range of writers, most of who are Maori or Pasifika. Poems by Serie Barford, Selina Tusitala Marsh and Tracey Tawhiao introduce each section.

As Pasifika populations expand, so do the issues generated by colonisation, intermarriage, assimilation, socioeconomic insecurity and international migration. The stresses of adolescence, identity, families, death and spirituality are all explored here in innovative

research that offers a wealth of inspiration and ideas to supportive family, friends and practitioners.


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Pages: 332


Dimensions: 150 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 15-07-2013


$45.00
Being a Doctor

ISBN: 9781877578366

Author: Hamish Wilson & Wayne Cunningham    Publisher: Otago University Press

Sometimes caring for patients can leave clinicians feeling overwhelmed with the daily tasks of doctoring. As an antidote, this book explores principles and assu...


Sometimes caring for patients can leave clinicians feeling overwhelmed with the daily tasks of doctoring. As an antidote, this book explores principles and assumptions of modern medicine seldom taught in medical school. Starting with the meaning of suffering and how the ‘science’ of medicine has evolved, the authors use many clinical stories to provide a fresh perspective on the work and roles of the modern doctor.

Based on many years of teaching family physicians, the book argues that being a doctor is much more than simply knowing biomedical facts and having good clinical skills. It explores some of the major challenges facing physicians, including the doctor–patient relationship, the ‘heartsink’ experience, and unwell patients for whom no disease can be found. The authors also introduce patient safety and self-care, two important issues for modern health professionals.

For experienced doctors as well as for students and doctors in training, Being a Doctor moves beyond biomedicine, providing useful insights that explain how both doctors and patients think and behave.


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Pages: 276


Dimensions: 170 x 245 mm


Publication Date: 03-06-2013


$35.00
Democratic Governance & Health

ISBN: 9781877578274

Author: Miriam J Laugesen & Robin Gauld    Publisher: Otago University Press

New Zealand is the only country in the world where elected health boards have long been a core feature of the health care system. These boards are conceptually ...


New Zealand is the only country in the world where elected health boards have long been a core feature of the health care system. These boards are conceptually important and aspirational for policy-makers and communities across the world grappling with issues of how to increase public participation in health care.



This book traces the development of New Zealand’s elected health boards, from the 1930s to the present District Health Board structure, analysing the history of democratic governance of health care, how boards have functioned, the politics surrounding their reform, and the idea of local democracy in health care decision-making. Based on extensive primary research, it assesses the capacity of elected boards to effectively govern the allocation of public expenditure on behalf of taxpayers and patients.


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Pages: 214


Dimensions: 150 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 20-12-2012


$40.00
Pills & Potions at the Cotter Medical History Trust

ISBN: 9781877578571

Author: Claire Le Couteur    Publisher: Otago University Press

In this fascinating and by turns alarming book, Claire Le Couteur has researched the background to some of the popular medical remedies on sale in New Zealand i...


In this fascinating and by turns alarming book, Claire Le Couteur has researched the background to some of the popular medical remedies on sale in New Zealand in the 19th and early 20th centuries, based on items found in the collection of The Cotter Medical History Trust.
The Cotter Trust was established in Christchurch by retired surgeon Pat Cotter, with the aim 'to collect, preserve and display artefacts of a medical nature'.
It now holds the largest collection in the country of biographical notes of doctors, dentists, technical, managerial, administrative and nursing staff who have worked in Canterbury. This is augmented by a museum of historical medical implements and equipment, medicines and pharmacy equipment, photographs, documents, memorabilia and books...


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Pages: 101


Dimensions: 202 x 202 x 7 mm


Publication Date: 17-02-2014


$25.00
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