Emotional and physical pains – New Health books in October

Combatting or understanding? Which way is most effective to overcome our pains, anxieties and ailments? Here are some titles that will give you insight into  our complex bodies and minds.

Syndetics book coverThe anxiety book : a true story of phobias, flashbacks and freak-outs and how I overcame them
“Elisa Black is one of the 10 percent of Australians who live with an anxiety disorder. Weaving science with a memoir, in The Anxiety Book she explains why ‘just stop worrying’ doesn’t work and explores the various treatments that do, as well as including the latest in research and science about anxiety and its causes. With great honesty, Elisa uses the stages of her own life to explore the different types of anxiety that many of us face.” (Syndetics)

Syndetics book coverAnxiety rebalance : all the answers you need to overcome anxiety & depression
Anxiety Rebalance is Carl Vernon’s personal experience of overcoming 15 years of crippling anxiety. In this online best-seller, Carl combines a compelling account of his experience with the answers he found, including the 10 key actions that helped him achieve balance. The response from his readers has been extraordinary, and his solutions will become as much as a life manual as Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway and Sane New World .” (Syndetics)

Syndetics book coverFestivals : a survival guide : cope with everything – tents, toilets, torrential rain, too much booze, and more
“Every year when summer rolls around, millions of us sacrifice the joys of a comfortable bed and warm running water in favour of a weekend of debauchery in a field in the middle of nowhere. Whether you’re planning a weekend hobnobbing with the A-listers at Coachella, trading goods in the desert at Burning Man, raving through the night at one of Croatia’s beachside parties or seeing the biggest bands in the world at Glastonbury, the pull of a music festival is undeniable, but it can all be a bit daunting.” (Syndetics)

Syndetics book coverA smell of burning : the story of epilepsy
A Smell of Burning tells the remarkable story of the strange and misunderstood disorder. How certain people, at a particular moment in their life, start to suffer seizures, often preceded by an aura, of which a smell of burning is one of the most common. For many years epilepsy was associated with mental illness or even possession by devils. People with epilepsy were forbidden to marry or have children. Many became victims of Nazi eugenics programmes. To this day many of the sixty million sufferers worldwide still live in fear of exposure. This book traces the history of the condition and the pioneering doctors whose extraordinary breakthroughs finally helped gain an understanding of how the brain works.” (Syndetics)

Syndetics book coverThe permanent pain cure : the breakthrough way to heal your muscle and joint pain for good
“The Ming Method for pain relief has worked wonders for New Jersey Nets star Jason Kidd, New YorkYankees’ Jason Giambi, movie star Matt Dillon, andother celebrities. Now, licensed physical therapist MingChew shares his world-famous program in this illustrated home guide, filled with innovative stretchingtechniques, hydration and supplementation tips, and prevention strategies. His method doesn’t just manage the pain, it cures it for good.” (Syndetics)

Syndetics book coverDr Libby’s women’s wellness wisdom : what every woman needs to know
“In this unique approach to wellness, designed to specifically address the issues that women of all ages face, readers gain a deep understanding of their body and what it needs in order to not just survive but to thrive. Illuminating how women can thrive in today’s fast-paced modern world, and filled from front to back with Dr Libby’s unique blend of nutrition, biochemical science and emotional care, this beautifully illustrated book is truly the definitive guide for women about looking after their bodies, minds and hearts.” (Syndetics)

Syndetics book coverHolistic nutrition : eat well, train smart and be kind to your body
“For many years we have been led to believe that the best way to lose weight is just to ‘eat less and exercise more’. However, for many women, this just does not work and, in fact, can actually restrict weight loss and facilitate weight gain. Worse than this is the damage it can do to women’s hormonal health in the long term; creating thyroid issues, metabolic syndrome, pre-diabetes, heart conditions and menstrual disruption. The author completely demystifies the science behind female hormones and how they are affected by diet, exercise and stress. She covers vital points for women of all ages and lifestyles, from the athletes to the new mums, from the hard-charging cross-fitters to those just wanting to sleep better and have more energy.” (Syndetics)

Syndetics book coverGlow kids : how screen addiction is hijacking our kids–and how to break the trance
“A growing mountain of clinical research correlates screen tech with disorders like ADHD, addiction, anxiety, depression, increased aggression,and even psychosis. Most shocking of all, recent brain imaging studies conclusively show that excessive screen exposure can neurologically damage a young person’s developing brain in the same way that cocaine addiction can. Kardaras dives into the sociological, psychological, cultural, and economic factors involved in the global tech epidemic with one major goal: to explore the effect all of our wonderful shiny new technology is having on kids. Glow Kids also includes an opt-out letter and a “quiz” for parents in the back of the book.” (Syndetics)

Syndetics book coverLiar : a memoir
“When Rob Roberge learns that he’s likely to have developed a progressive memory-eroding disease from years of hard living and frequent concussions, he is terrified by the prospect of becoming a walking shadow. In a desperate attempt to preserve his identity, he sets out to record the most formative moments of his life. But the process of trying to remember his past only exposes just how fragile the stories that lay at the heart of our self-conception really are. As Liar twists and turns through Roberge’s life, it turns the familiar story of sex, drugs, and rock ‘n’ roll on its head. Roberge is forced to acknowledge the increasingly blurred line between the lies we tell others and the lies we tell ourselves.” (Adapted from Syndetics)

Syndetics book coverWheat belly total health : the ultimate grain-free health and weight-loss life plan
“Join the millions of people worldwide who have lost 30, 50,or 100+ pounds and reversed chronic health problems by embracing the Wheat Belly message. In Wheat Belly Total Health, you will learn not only how and why you must say no to grains, but also how you can achieve a level of radiant health and well being you never thought possible. Wheat Belly Total Health is about regaining full metabolic well being, reflected in blood sugar and other measures that may require additional steps beyond grain elimination.” (Syndetics)