Health & Wellbeing (183)

The Happy Gut Guide

ISBN: 9781786852458

Author: Wendy Green    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

As well as digesting your food, your gut plays a vital role in your health and happiness. Not only does it contain over 100 million nerves, but it also hosts ov...


As well as digesting your food, your gut plays a vital role in your health and happiness. Not only does it contain over 100 million nerves, but it also hosts over 100 trillion bacteria that influence your immune system, weight, mood and general well-being. This book offers easy-to-follow, practical advice on how to have a happy gut and enjoy good health from the inside out. It will help you to: Improve your digestion with a healthy, balanced diet Soothe your gut with simple de-stressing techniques and good sleep habits Boost your beneficial gut bacteria and lose excess pounds with delicious gut-friendly meals Make your own fermented probiotic foods Strengthen your immune system and feel happier


Bind: paperback


Pages: 176


Dimensions: 125 x 175 mm


Publication Date: 09-02-2018


$24.99
Back From The Brink

ISBN: 9780473421700

Author: Bill Blaikie    Publisher: Nawmac Ltd

“Shall I shoot?”… “No don’t shoot”… I’m going to shoot”… “Don’t shoot!”. Rapid fire yelling within the confines of a vehicle stuck in ...


“Shall I shoot?”… “No don’t shoot”… I’m going to shoot”… “Don’t shoot!”. Rapid fire yelling within the confines of a vehicle stuck in the middle of stalled traffic, facing an unknown person wearing a full burqa peering into the car. Inches away from the driver’s face, a large hand pressed against the window. “We didn’t know if they were male or female or what was about to happen, but we were absolutely sure that if we shot this person, the crowd, including the armed policemen nearby, would turn on us and there’d be no escape.” In 2004, Lieutenant Colonel William Blaikie shipped out to Afghanistan, to head up a team dedicated to rebuilding the country after the war. As part of the New Zealand Defence Force, his skills lay in intelligence and communications – his mission was to form a team, develop and implement plans to work with USA and Coalition partners to help get Afghanistan back on its feet. Bill experienced situations that were beyond tense, often facing life and death situations and decision making that required deep and quick thinking, based on not always having enough information at hand. On his return home to New Zealand, his journey through coping with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder began, and the nightmares were not limited to sleep time. Everything has remained at life and death levels for Bill, and this book details how he and his wife Nancy have worked through suicide attempts, getting help, and finding answers to what is an epidemic level challenge for military personnel everywhere. “No amount of training can prepare you for what happens in your head after the uniforms are off and the guns are packed away.”


Bind: paperback


Pages: 164


Publication Date: 11-11-2017


$29.99
Nobody Knew What to Do

ISBN: 9780807557136

Author: Becky Ray McCain    Publisher: Independent Publishers Group

Straightforward and simple, this story tells how one child found the courage to tell a teacher about Ray, who was being picked on and bullied by other kids in s...


Straightforward and simple, this story tells how one child found the courage to tell a teacher about Ray, who was being picked on and bullied by other kids in school. Faced with the fact that "nobody knows what to do" while Ray is bullied, the children sympathetic to him feel fear and confusion and can only hope that Ray will "fit in some day." Finally, after Ray misses a day of school and the bullies plot mean acts for his return, our narrator goes to a teacher. The children then invite Ray to play with them, and, with adult help, together they stand up to the bullies.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 24


Dimensions: 205 x 255 mm


Publication Date: 17-11-2017


$24.99
The Self Sufficiency Handbook

ISBN: 9781620082348

Author: Alan & Gill Bridgewater    Publisher: Companion House

Worried about ever-rising fuel bills and longing for the day when you can be off-grid and independent? Anxious about the quality of the food you eat and plannin...


Worried about ever-rising fuel bills and longing for the day when you can be off-grid and independent? Anxious about the quality of the food you eat and planning to go organic? Yearning to get back to the way it was but don't know where to start? This book will show you how to achieve the eco-friendly good life. The authors cover the ecological gamut from geothermal heating to crop rotation to soap making. They answer important questions like how much land is really needed to be self-sufficient, whether or not to depend entirely on natural forms of energy, and which farm animals will best meet your needs. There’s practical information here on building an insulated flue pipe chimney, identifying edible wild plants and composting with worms—as well as recipes for jams, rhubarb wine, cheeses and more. Packed with full-colour photographs, helpful illustrations and diagrams, The Self-Sufficiency Handbook will appeal to urban dwellers who want to adopt certain aspects of greener living and to serious adherents of back-to-basics living.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 240


Dimensions: 178 x 229 mm


Publication Date: 10-11-2017


$39.99
Suicide; Aftermath & Beyond

ISBN: 9780473403652

Author: Paul Lynch    Publisher: Cabbage Press

"I believe we need to quit the approach in which we quietly come in through the frilly pink curtains and talk about suicide carefully so as not to cause upset o...


"I believe we need to quit the approach in which we quietly come in through the frilly pink curtains and talk about suicide carefully so as not to cause upset or offend anyone. I'm saying we should fire up the bulldozer, smash it through the wall and start yelling: "Let's talk about suicide and how much it suck"". This book is the story of the tragic death by suicide of Paul Lynch's brother Brett and the devastating effect it had on his family. It is also a powerful plea for us to face up to suicide as an issue and acknowledge that the way we're dealing with it at the moment isn't working. "If my story can prevent a person, or people, from leaving their family and friends to deal with the aftermath of their suicide and all that goes with it," says Paul Lynch, "then I will consider that to be a success".


Bind: paperback


Pages: 146


Dimensions: 130 x 200 mm


$29.50
The New Anatomy for Strength & Fitness Training

ISBN: 9781504800518

Author: Mark Vella    Publisher: IMM Lifestyle

Perfect for beginning and advanced fitness practitioners alike, this is an in-depth look into the most magnificent machine ever created--the human body. Using d...


Perfect for beginning and advanced fitness practitioners alike, this is an in-depth look into the most magnificent machine ever created--the human body. Using detailed anatomical illustrations, The New Anatomy for Strength and Fitness Training provides you visual insight into what happens to this organic machine during exercise--muscles and tendons working in concert to strengthen your body's building blocks. With a basic knowledge of how the body works, you can buff up your body with the book's 90 exercises, grouped by body region and involving gym machines, free weights and body weight/stretching, as well as yoga and Pilates. Each exercise is vividly illustrated by a full-colour anatomical illustration of the targeted muscles, together with instructions on execution and technique.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 216 x 279 mm


Publication Date: 13-10-2017


$39.99
When You Lose Someone You Love

ISBN: 9781620082317

Author: Joanne Fink    Publisher: Companion House

Filled with expressive sentiments and beautifully simple illustrations from the personal grief journal of award-winning artist/author Joanne Fink, this special ...


Filled with expressive sentiments and beautifully simple illustrations from the personal grief journal of award-winning artist/author Joanne Fink, this special edition of When You Lose Someone You Love offers a healing connection with all who are dealing with one of life’s most challenging times. Readers will understand that they are not alone, that there will be days when they feel overwhelmed, nights when they can’t sleep, and times when waves of sadness wash over them unexpectedly. Affirming and cathartic, this book will help bring healing without sugarcoating the challenges of losing a loved one. When You Lose Someone You Love is an incredible gift of comfort for anyone who endures the journey of losing a spouse, a family member, or close friend. Inside When You Lose Someone You Love: * Life-affirming insights from the personal grief journal of an award-winning artist * Expressive sentiments that take readers through the many emotions of loss * Beautifully illustrations on every page * A 116-page book that offers the "look and feel" of a very personal greeting card


Bind: paperback


Pages: 116


Dimensions: 153 x 115 mm


Publication Date: 10-10-2017


$19.99
Stop Think Engage

ISBN: 9780473409623

Author: Dr Anna Martin    Publisher: Child's Voice Press

Provides parents with two new discipline methods that work based on the latest research and real life clinical experience. Presented in a humorous and engaging ...


Provides parents with two new discipline methods that work based on the latest research and real life clinical experience. Presented in a humorous and engaging manner which makes it easy for parents to absorb plus the use of cartoons help emphasise key points. The new discipline methods are presented in an easy to understand step-by-step format, with limited jargon. Written by an experienced clinical practitioner, who researched discipline and the parent/child relationship for her Masters and PhD theses. The discipline methods can be used on children of all ages. Based on more than 10 years at the coal face, child, adolescent and adult therapist and researcher Dr Anna Martin brings us Stop, Think, Engage, a humorous and informative book that pulls together her own professional experience, her PhD research and numerous national and international studies. Parenting is challenging and is probably one of the most important jobs to undertake, yet parents have very little training and often need to learn as they go. They often question if what they are doing is right and helpful for their children’s development. Stop, Think, Engage provides parents with evidenced-based discipline methods using step-by-step guidelines and emphasising key points in a humorous way. They will learn how to identify ways to communicate effectively with their children and make changes that work! Parents suggest that there is a lot of conflicting information, this book provides them with an all-in-one parenting tool to help them understand why and what to change in their discipline approach. Dr Anna Martin is a child, adolescent and adult therapist who also works with families. Anna was awarded her PhD from the University of Auckland and her Master of Counselling from Massey University. Her PhD thesis involved undertaking research that explored the discipline process and the parent/child relationship. Anna also investigated some of the mainstream discipline methods widely used by parents. Anna found that the methods often did not provide the parent with the necessary tools to achieve a productive discipline event outcome, or support the parent-child relationship. Anna developed two new discipline methods (Awareness Discipline Method and the Reflective Discipline Method), based on the ‘Stop, Think, Engage’ format to encourage a new discipline paradigm. These methods support the bond between the parent and child and help work towards a productive discipline event outcome. Stop, Think, Engage brings Anna’s research, professional experience and the international research together in one easy reference book.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 156


Dimensions: 160 x 240 mm


Publication Date: 06-11-2017


$24.95
Black Flu 1918: The Story of New Zealand's Worst Public Health Disaster

ISBN: 9781927145951

Author: Geoffrey Rice    Publisher: Canterbury University Press

Many New Zealand families were affected by the 1918 influenza pandemic. In the space of about six weeks, over 6400 Pakeha died and an estimated 2500 Maori. That...


Many New Zealand families were affected by the 1918 influenza pandemic. In the space of about six weeks, over 6400 Pakeha died and an estimated 2500 Maori. That equals nearly half the total of New Zealand soldiers killed in the First World War. Yet these were civilians, dying in the first month of peace. This was New Zealand's worst-ever public health disaster. The whole country seemed to shut down for several weeks in November 1918. Because the victims' bodies turned black when they died, many believed it was the plague. Could it happen again? The risk of another major influenza pandemic is even greater now, thanks to international jet travel. Global flu surveillance should give us better earning, and we now have anti-viral drugs and antibiotics to deal with the secondary pneumonia that was the real killer in 1918. But do we have the systems in place to deal with another massive health crisis? This book shows how we coped back in 1918 - the response of public health officials, how the sick were nursed, how thousands of convalescents were fed and the lessons learned that may still be useful today. It is an inspiring and fascinating story that all New Zealanders need to know about.


Pages: 96


Dimensions: 210 x 265 mm


Publication Date: 20-09-2017


$29.99
You Are Amazing

ISBN: 9781849539753

Author: SUMMERSDALE    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Remind a special someone in your life just how wonderful they are with this colourful little pick-me-up, packed full of uplifting quotes, down-to-earth advice, ...


Remind a special someone in your life just how wonderful they are with this colourful little pick-me-up, packed full of uplifting quotes, down-to-earth advice, journal pages and strictly ‘good vibes only’. The perfect way to say YOU ARE AMAZING!


Bind: hardback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 101 x 136 mm


Publication Date: 09-01-2017


$19.99
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