This month we read about running, children’s health through a combination of conventional and alternative medicine, diabetics management and how to develop healthy habits to give us the best chances to fight cancer and stay generally healthy. We also explore the history of autism, why the number of diagnoses has soared in recent years and ways to deal with its challenges at all stages of life.
Nell McAndrew’s guide to running : everything you need to know to train, race and more
“Nell McAndrew is a well known fitness model, Women’s Running contributor, presenter and runner, having posted a sub-3 hour time at the London Marathon in 2012. Now Nell brings you her guide to running – packed with friendly and accessible advice for anyone from beginners to improvers.” (Syndetics summary)
Children’s health A to Z for New Zealand parents : help your child get better and stay well naturally
“Paediatrician Dr Leila Masson is well-known to many Auckland parents through her work in children’s health. She combines a traditional medical with complementary treatments in what is known as a `biomedical approach to children’s health. Her book is a practical guide to caring for your children using a mixture of traditional medicine alongside natural remedies, and the tried-and-true know-how of our mothers and grandmothers. Organised by symptoms, it is an essential guide for parents caring for children with sore tummies, bumps and bruises, skin irritations, ear infections, fevers and colds.” (Syndetics summary)
Thriving with diabetes : learn how to take charge of your body to balance your sugars and improve your lifelong health
“This book empowers you to take charge of your diabetes, so you don’t just deal with your symptoms, but change the way you think to improve your health, happiness, and quality of life. Through a simple four-step process, you’ll learn how to intuitively understand your blood sugars and what causes both good and bad numbers. This proactive approach results in the ability to manage diabetes personally, not just by a set of notes from the doctor. The result is immediate and satisfying improvements to total health, both physically and mentally!” (Syndetics summary)
Can food be medicine against cancer?
“Does eating certain foods make any difference against cancer? How do I know which foods to eat? Can I trust what I read? In answering these questions, surgical oncologist Dr David Wilkinson, points out that nearly all cancers are not primarily genetic, but are influenced by factors under our control, including what we eat. You will be taken on a tour of the top foods that protect against cancer, and learn the scientific reasons why these foods are effective. Discover how cancer cells work and what turns them off. This book will change the way you look at food forever, and point you in the right direction to achieving cancer-resistant health for life.” (Syndetics summmary)
Light on yoga
The seminal yoga sourcebook for generations of yoga students around the world, first published in 1966, was republished in 2015.
“This definitive work features photo-illustrated, step-by-step guide to every yoga routine, and includes a week-by-week development plan, breathing techniques and yoga philosophy and spirituality for beginners and experienced teachers alike. B.K.S. Iyengar was the world’s most respected yoga teacher, widely credited as the person who brought yoga to the West. One of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Infulential People in the World, his teaching practice has been hugely impactful over the years. He died in 2014, aged 95.” (Book cover)
Paranoid : exploring suspicion from the dubious to the delusional (no, this book is not about you)
“Signs of suspiciousness and paranoia are all around us. In this comprehensive overview of an increasingly serious problem, an experienced psychologist and researcher describes what paranoia is, how and why it manifests itself, and the many forms it takes. Using striking vignettes from the present and the past, each chapter illustrates specific manifestations of paranoia while also describing in layperson’s terms the clinical analysis of the condition. Whether you consider yourself susceptible to paranoia or know others who might be, this enlightening book will help you understand the many factors that can distort your mental outlook.” (Adapted from Syndetics summary)
Attacking anxiety : a step-by-step guide to an engaging approach to treating anxiety and phobias in children with autism and other developmental disabilities
“Drawing on the principles of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), this book sets out a clear, enjoyable, step-by-step approach for addressing the sorts of anxieties, fears and phobias that are so common in children and teens with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and related challenges. Using this easy-to-follow model, parents and professionals will have the tools they need to help children and teens cope with and sometimes overcome anxieties caused by everyday occurrences. This book is an excellent resource for successfully alleviating many of the anxieties and phobias that interfere with life enjoyment, not only for the child but for the entire family.” (Adapted from Syndetics summary)
Marriage and lasting relationships with Asperger’s syndrome (autism spectrum disorder) : successful strategies for couples or counselors
“ASD relationship expert Eva A. Mendes provides advice straight from the couples’ counselling room that can be applied in day-to-day living and help with the challenges that can arise in relationships where one or both partners are on the autism spectrum. This includes issues surrounding diagnosis, mental health, sexual compatibility, sensory needs, executive functioning, theory of mind, communication, and co-parenting.” (Syndetics summary)
Neurotribes : the legacy of autism and the future of neurodiversity
“What is autism? A lifelong disability, or a naturally occurring form of cognitive difference akin to certain forms of genius? In truth, it is all of these things and more–and the future of our society depends on our understanding it. WIRED reporter Steve Silberman unearths the secret history of autism, long suppressed by the same clinicians who became famous for discovering it, and finds surprising answers to the crucial question of why the number of diagnoses has soared in recent years. He reveals the untold story of Hans Asperger, the father of Asperger’s syndrome, whose “little professors” were targeted by the darkest social-engineering experiment in human history.” (Adapted from Syndetics summary)
Mess : one man’s struggle to clean up his house and his act
“The author draws on his experiences as both a hoarder and an investigator to profile subjects ranging from professional decluttering services and anti-hoarding therapy to the brain science behind hoarding and the way clutter affects relationships.” (Syndetics summary)
You will find below, the latest selection of eBooks and eAudiobooks from our eLibrary.