Health & Wellbeing (199)

Vegan Life

ISBN: 9781787830165

Author: Jo Peters    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

There’s more to being vegan than eating your greens… A plant-based diet is the foundation of a vegan lifestyle, but you can do so much more to incorporate ...


There’s more to being vegan than eating your greens… A plant-based diet is the foundation of a vegan lifestyle, but you can do so much more to incorporate a cruelty-free approach into everyday life. Vegan Life highlights the simple, achievable ways you can show kindness to animals – and to the environment – not just with your choice of food but with the household products, clothing and cosmetics you buy too. With tips on how to reliably spot vegan goods when shopping, DIY ideas for making your own organic cosmetic and cleaning products and, of course, essential recipes for delicious vegan food, this book makes it easy to live more ethically.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 176 x 196 mm


Publication Date: 10-05-2019


$34.99
Sing No Sad Songs

ISBN: 9781927145067

Author: Sandra Arnold    Publisher: Canterbury University Press

At the age of 22 Rebecca Arnold, an art student from Greendale in Canterbury,was diagnosed with a rare and vicious cancer. Thirteen months later this vibrant an...


At the age of 22 Rebecca Arnold, an art student from Greendale in Canterbury,was diagnosed with a rare and vicious cancer. Thirteen months later this vibrant and talented young woman was dead, her family left to cope with a tidal wave of grief and loss. Sing No Sad Songs is a heartbreaking yet beautifully composed memoir by Rebecca’s mother, Sandra Arnold. It is a haunting story of bereavement, survival, courage and acceptance, as well as a tender account of a close mother-daughter relationship cut far too short. The story begins with the family’s move to live in Brazil for a year, during which time we get to know Rebecca and her family, and watch her blossom into womanhood in this colourful and challenging environment. Her subsequent decline and death are all the more shocking in contrast. This moving and compelling memoir is neither sentimental nor voyeuristic. It is a restrained telling of a personal journey – ‘the map I have constructed for myself’ – that is ultimately powerfully redemptive.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 220


Dimensions: 175 x 228 x 20 mm


$35.00
Save The World There Is No Planet B

ISBN: 9781787830349

Author: Louise Bradford    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Together, we can change the world There is little doubt that our beautiful planet is now under huge threat; our weather is more extreme, plastic litters our oc...


Together, we can change the world There is little doubt that our beautiful planet is now under huge threat; our weather is more extreme, plastic litters our oceans, industrial production and farming methods wreak havoc on the environment and mass deforestation has led to the extinction of many species. Carry on this way and it’s almost certain that sea levels will continue to rise, there will be extreme heatwaves, loss of the polar ice caps and mass pollution; in short, a very worrying future for us all. We need to take action before it’s too late, and we can all do our bit to help. This guide is full of simple tips we can all incorporate into our daily lives, and will demonstrate how small eco-friendly changes can have a huge positive effect on the world around us. They might even save the planet.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 128


Dimensions: 105 x 148 mm


Publication Date: 15-02-2019


$19.99
Weed - Everything You Want To Know But Are Always Too Stoned To Ask

ISBN: 9783791384894

Author: Michelle Lhooq    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Packed with useful tips and delicious recipes from a slew of experts, Weed covers smoking, cooking, and growing cannabis, as well as proper stoner etiquette and...


Packed with useful tips and delicious recipes from a slew of experts, Weed covers smoking, cooking, and growing cannabis, as well as proper stoner etiquette and a guide to mustvisit destinations around the world. Not too long ago, it might have seemed impossible that cannabis would step out of the shadows into the mainstream. But now, as legalization sweeps the globe, a new weed culture is evolving with its own set of rules—and thousands of new devotees eager to learn them. Journalist Michelle Lhooq lives in Los Angeles and is at the forefront of this revolution. Through her own expertise as well as interviews with stars from the weed scene, she presents a captivating glimpse into the wild new frontier of cannabis. This witty, insightful guidebook offers useful tips on how to smoke joints, vapes, and concentrates; make edibles and infused cocktails; grow the plant at home; and find the best cannabis stores. It imparts the wisdom of renowned potheads such as pioneering dub music producer Lee “Scratch” Perry and includes interviews with the cannabis industry’s most exciting and innovative figures, from a lauded chef who puts on a gourmet weed dinner series, to the editors of a weed-centric magazine, to a “cannasexual” sex educator, and more. Complete with vibrant new hand-drawn illustrations by the artist Thu Tran, Weed is cutting-edge, comprehensive, and brimming with sparkling personalities—an essential introduction to pot for both newbies and die-hards alike.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 170 x 240 mm


Publication Date: 12-03-2019


$45.00
The Internal Flame

ISBN: 9780473455736

Author: Dr Roderick Mulgan    Publisher: Wild Side Publishing

All the health conscious seek insights that will lead to a long life... ... so if you want to know what is going to kill you, I can tell you. Perhaps not litera...


All the health conscious seek insights that will lead to a long life... ... so if you want to know what is going to kill you, I can tell you. Perhaps not literally—all rules have exceptions, but if you are in reasonable health and live in the Western world, you are unlikely to die of infection. Malnutrition, almost certainly not. A car crash is possible, but unlikely. If you fulfil the destiny of most affluent humans in this epoch, you will die of your immune system. You may be lucky enough to enjoy good health until the very end of your days, but the odds are against it. As you get older, the chances go up that something big, like a stroke or cancer, will drag down your quality of life. Well known healthy options, like eating coloured plants, and exercising, suppress big diseases. In large part they work by keeping the immune system in balance. A further option in the longevity, anti-inflammatory tool kit, and a major theme of this book, is the developing science of ‘functional food’. Functional foods, also known as nutraceuticals (and bioactives, and super foods) are foods, and edible novelties, like leaves and seeds, that are almost drug-like in their capacity to suppress inflammation. Seeking them out is indispensable for a maximum longevity strategy. If you’re already leading a healthy lifestyle, there’s still more you can you do to fight sickness and disease. This is the story of inflammation and health—what goes wrong as we age, and what you can do about it.—Dr R Mulgan


Bind: paperback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 153 x 229 x 14 mm


Publication Date: 18-03-2019


$39.99 $29.99
The Couch Potatos Guide to Getting Fit

ISBN: 9781786857323

Author: Jamie Easton    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Do you feel lumpy, lazy and de-motivated? Would you like to be healthier, but don’t really have the time or aren’t sure where to start? You don’t have to ...


Do you feel lumpy, lazy and de-motivated? Would you like to be healthier, but don’t really have the time or aren’t sure where to start? You don’t have to go straight from the couch to 5k! The Couch Potato’s Guide to Getting Fit will teach you how to incorporate exercise into your daily routine and help you take that tricky first step towards fitness. Stretches you can do while watching TV Easy exercises for around the house Go from couch potato to hot potato! Accessible and easy-to-use, this book will help you make little changes and see big results.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 128


Dimensions: 210 x 140 mm


Publication Date: 15-03-2019


$24.99
Go Wild

ISBN: 9781786857729

Author: Chris Naylor    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

The world is yours to explore The great outdoors is the beating heart of our world, but modern life is pulling us ever further away from it. Spending our time s...


The world is yours to explore The great outdoors is the beating heart of our world, but modern life is pulling us ever further away from it. Spending our time shut away indoors and hunched over screens, we’ve lost touch with nature, and it’s harming our health and our happiness. But it’s never too late to find our way back. This book will help you find a way of reconnecting with the great outdoors. Whether you like to walk, run or swim, admire the wildlife or forage for wild foods, within these pages there will be something to inspire you to get out into the fresh air and reignite your sense of wonder at the world around you. Nature is a balm for the body and soul, so escape the pace of the everyday and set yourself free: get out there, find adventure, and go wild!


Bind: hardback


Pages: 192


Dimensions: 186 x 246 mm


Publication Date: 14-03-2019


$45.00
The Little Book of Vegetarianism

ISBN: 9781786857736

Author: Alexa Kaye    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Being veggie is easier than you think, whether you want to take your first flexitarian steps or are cutting out meat and fish for ethical, environmental or heal...


Being veggie is easier than you think, whether you want to take your first flexitarian steps or are cutting out meat and fish for ethical, environmental or health reasons. This easy-to-digest guide, packed with nutritional tips, food and drink guides and shopping know-how, will inspire you to enjoy all that’s best about an ECO-FRIENDLY LIFESTYLE.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 128


Dimensions: 105 x 148 mm


Publication Date: 15-03-2019


$19.99
The Friendship Maze

ISBN: 9781786854957

Author: Tanith Carey    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Friendship battles among children have existed since the words ‘you can’t play with us’ were first uttered in the playground. But the worry is that today ...


Friendship battles among children have existed since the words ‘you can’t play with us’ were first uttered in the playground. But the worry is that today it seems there is no minimum age limit to being hurtful to others. Unkind or exclusive behaviour appears to be starting sooner than ever – even in nursery school – and continues throughout the school system. As a result, friendship issues top the list of parents’ concerns, and, from the other side of the school gates, they can often feel powerless. This book will change that as parenting writer Tanith Carey analyses the increasingly complex shifting social pressures changing the face of childhood, having drawn on extensive research on children’s friendships. She offers practical solutions for building your child’s social skills for a happier, more carefree childhood, including how to: Help your child deal with classroom and social media politics. Inoculate your child against the effects of peer-group pressure, cliquiness and exclusion. Learn what’s really going on in your child’s social circle. Bully-proof your child throughout school. Work out when to step in and step out of your child’s conflicts. Help your child make friends if they are stuck on the side-lines.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 288


Dimensions: 148 x 210 mm


Publication Date: 15-03-2019


$29.99
This Chair Rocks A Manifesto Against Ageism

ISBN: 9781911545262

Author: Ashton Applewhite    Publisher: Melville House UK

From childhood on, we’re barraged by messages that it’s sad to be old. That wrinkles are embarrassing, and old people are useless. Author and activist Ashto...


From childhood on, we’re barraged by messages that it’s sad to be old. That wrinkles are embarrassing, and old people are useless. Author and activist Ashton Applewhite believed them too—until she realised where this prejudice comes from and the damage it does. Lively, funny, and deeply researched, This Chair Rocks traces Applewhite’s journey from apprehensive boomer to pro-ageing radical, and in the process debunks myth after myth about late life. The book explains the roots of ageism—in history and in our own age denial—and how it divides and debases. It examines how ageist myths and stereotypes cripple the way our brains and bodies function, looks at ageism in the workplace and the bedroom, exposes the cost of myth of independence, critiques the portrayal of olders as burdens to society, describes what an all-age-friendly world would look like, and concludes with a rousing call to action. Whether you’re older or hoping to get there, this book will shake you by the shoulders, cheer you up, make you mad, and change the way you see the rest of your life.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 138 x 216 mm


Publication Date: 07-03-2019


$34.99
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