Health & Wellbeing (201)

The Unconventional Career of Dr Muriel Bell

ISBN: 9781988531304

Author: Diana Brown    Publisher: Otago University Press

Whether or not you have heard of pioneering nutritionist Muriel Bell, she has had a profound effect on your health. Appointed New Zealand’s first state n...


Whether or not you have heard of pioneering nutritionist Muriel Bell, she has had a profound effect on your health. Appointed New Zealand’s first state nutritionist in 1940, a position she held for almost a quartercentury, Muriel Bell was behind ground-breaking public health schemes such as milk in schools, iodised salt and water fluoridation. The first woman in New Zealand to be awarded the research degree of Doctor of Medicine (MD), in 1926, her subsequent pioneering research on vitamins and minerals helped to prevent deficiency diseases, and later, optimise health. Bell’s early research into fats and cholesterol tackled the complexity of nutrition-related aspects of coronary heart disease. At the base of her commitment to science lay a deep social concern, especially for women and children. In service to this cause Muriel Bell worked tirelessly. As a lecturer in physiology from 1923 to 1927, she had been one of the first women academics at Otago Medical School. In 1937 she became a foundation member of the Medical Research Council, serving for two decades while simultaneously she was the sole woman on the Board of Health. Her nutritional advice – common sense to us today but revolutionary at the time – was to eat more fruit, vegetables and milk products and to cut down on sugar, fat and meat. Muriel Bell was a trailblazer by anyone’s definition, unswervingly committed to the understanding that we are what we eat; that nutrition is a cornerstone of individual and public health. Diana Brown tells the story of this extraordinary woman in this long-overdue biography.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 196


Dimensions: 150 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 01-11-2018


$35.00
After Alexander The Legacy of a Son

ISBN: 9781999702748

Author: Jan Pryor    Publisher: Heddon Publishing

In 1981, during a family year away from New Zealand, four-month-old Alexander died in a London hospital. Jan Pryor blends her personal experience of losing a ch...


In 1981, during a family year away from New Zealand, four-month-old Alexander died in a London hospital. Jan Pryor blends her personal experience of losing a child with her professional understanding of family dynamics and children’s development. The clumsiness of consolation; the challenges of organising a funeral – and what to do with Alexander’s ashes; the isolation, being far from friends and family; continuing family life with two other young children to care for; all are described directly but without self-pity. The experience of growing up in 1960s New Zealand - and the stand-off between traditional expectations of the role of a woman versus the pull towards a professional life - is interwoven throughout the memoir. After Alexander is a story of triumph over loss, and of optimism. It offers consolation and hope to parents who have lost a child, to those who fear losing a child, and to anyone who has suffered the loss of a loved one.


Bind: paperback


Publication Date: 31-01-2018


$29.99
Happiness

ISBN: 9781786852434

Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

‘Those who bring sunshine into the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves.’ J. M. Barrie Immerse yourself in the words of the world’s best write...


‘Those who bring sunshine into the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves.’ J. M. Barrie Immerse yourself in the words of the world’s best writers, leaders and thinkers with this beautiful book of motivational words and quotes. Inspire your heart, free your mind, and bask in the glow of positive thinking.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 96


Dimensions: 101 x 136 mm


Publication Date: 10-01-2018


$19.99
Calm

ISBN: 9781786852427

Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

‘Calmness of mind is one of the beautiful jewels of wisdom.’ James Allen Immerse yourself in the words of the world’s best writers, leaders and thinkers...


‘Calmness of mind is one of the beautiful jewels of wisdom.’ James Allen Immerse yourself in the words of the world’s best writers, leaders and thinkers with this beautiful book of motivational words and quotes. Inspire your heart, free your mind, and bask in the glow of positive thinking.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 96


Dimensions: 101 x 136 mm


Publication Date: 10-01-2018


$19.99
Wisdom

ISBN: 9781786852410

Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

‘As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live.’ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Immerse yourself in the words of the world’s best writers, leader...


‘As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live.’ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Immerse yourself in the words of the world’s best writers, leaders and thinkers with this beautiful book of motivational words and quotes. Inspire your heart, free your mind, and bask in the glow of positive thinking.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 96


Dimensions: 101 x 136 mm


Publication Date: 10-01-2018


$19.99
Inspiration

ISBN: 9781786852403

Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

‘The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.’ Eleanor Roosevelt Immerse yourself in the words of the world’s best writers, le...


‘The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.’ Eleanor Roosevelt Immerse yourself in the words of the world’s best writers, leaders and thinkers with this beautiful book of motivational words and quotes. Inspire your heart, free your mind, and bask in the glow of positive thinking.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 96


Dimensions: 101 x 136 mm


Publication Date: 30-03-2018


$19.99
Love Is Love

ISBN: 9781786852304

Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Love is… strength. Love is… pride. Love is… all you need! This celebration of every kind of love is full of heart-melting quotes and romantic statement...


Love is… strength. Love is… pride. Love is… all you need! This celebration of every kind of love is full of heart-melting quotes and romantic statements to make you realise love is love is love is love!


Bind: hardback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 101 x 136 mm


Publication Date: 10-01-2018


$19.99
Just Be You

ISBN: 9781786852335

Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Having a wobbly day, week or year? This little book of uplifting quotations and powerful affirmations will help you to realise you are the best person you could...


Having a wobbly day, week or year? This little book of uplifting quotations and powerful affirmations will help you to realise you are the best person you could possibly be – you!


Bind: hardback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 101 x 136 mm


Publication Date: 10-01-2018


$19.99
This Girl Ran

ISBN: 9781786852175

Author: Helen Croydon    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

If you had told Helen two years ago that she would be getting up at 6 a.m. on Sundays to swim in a freezing reservoir and spending her Saturday nights unshowere...


If you had told Helen two years ago that she would be getting up at 6 a.m. on Sundays to swim in a freezing reservoir and spending her Saturday nights unshowered and covered in mud in a pub, she would have spat out her champagne. But when everyone around you starts settling down, what else is a glamorous party girl to do but to launch herself into the world of endurance sport? For someone who didn’t even own a pair of flat shoes (and definitely no waterproofs), Helen would soon find she had a lot to learn. Join Helen on her hilarious and soul-searching journey as she swaps a life of cocktail bars and dating for the challenges and exhilaration of triathlons, trail runs, obstacle races, long-distance cycles and ocean swims… and sets herself the seemingly impossible goal of qualifying as a Team GB triathlete.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 320


Dimensions: 129 x 198 mm


Publication Date: 09-02-2018


$27.99
Run Mummy Run

ISBN: 9781786852373

Author: Leanne Davies    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

If you’re a mum who wants to run, there’s nothing stopping you! When busy mum Leanne Davies set up a social media group for her and a couple of friends to ...


If you’re a mum who wants to run, there’s nothing stopping you! When busy mum Leanne Davies set up a social media group for her and a couple of friends to encourage one another to go running, she never imagined it would quickly become a nationwide network of thousands of women, all sharing a passion for the sport and a penchant for colourful compression socks. Gathering the very best of the advice and tips from the Run Mummy Run network, Leanne and co-writer Lucy have created this comprehensive beginner’s guide to running that includes sections on: From starting with a Couch To 5k plan to building up the confidence to race Fitting in running around work and family life Overcoming barriers to exercise How to keep on running when motivation wanes, and much more! Not just your average practical go-to, this book is filled with down-to-earth advice, training schedules and inspirational stories that’ll help you to be fit, healthy and happy.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 320


Dimensions: 129 x 198 mm


Publication Date: 12-01-2018


$27.99
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