There’s a Cure for This – New Health Books in the Collection

We all worry about our health from time to time; it’s completely normal.  Thankfully there are lots of good books written on the topic from people who have had similar experiences or worries.  We’ve got a good crop for you this month in our new books in the collection.  Here are just a few of the new titles available.

There’s a cure for this : a memoir / Espiner, Emma
“From award-winning writer Dr Emma Espiner comes this striking and profound debut memoir. Encompassing whānau, love, death, ’90s action movies and scarfie drinking, There’s a cure for this is Espiner’s own story, from a childhood spent shuttling between a ‘purple lesbian state house and a series of man-alone rentals’ to navigating parenthood on her own terms; from the quietly perceived inequities of her early life to hard-won revelations as a Māori medical student and junior doctor during the Covid-19 pandemic. Clear, irreverent and beautiful, this book offers a candid and moving examination of what it means to be human when it seems like nothing less than superhuman will do.” (Adapted from Catalogue)

Allergic : our irritated bodies in a changing world / MacPhail, Theresa
“Hay fever. Peanut allergies. Eczema. Either you have a frustrating allergy, or you know someone who does. Billions of people worldwide–an estimated 30 to 40 percent of the global population–have some form of allergy; millions have one severe enough to actively endanger their health. Medical anthropologist Theresa MacPhail, herself an allergy sufferer whose father died of a bee sting, set out to understand why. This book is a holistic examination of the phenomenon of allergies from its first medical description in 1819 to the mind-bending recent development of biologics and immunotherapies that are giving the most severely impacted patients hope.” (Adapted from Catalogue)

The wellness trap : break free from diet culture, disinformation, and dubious diagnoses–and find your true well-being / Harrison, Christy
“”It’s not a diet, it’s a lifestyle.” You’ve probably heard this phrase from any number of people in the wellness space. But as Christy Harrison reveals in her latest book, wellness culture promotes a standard of health that is often both unattainable and deeply harmful. Many people with chronic illness understandably feel dismissed or abandoned by the healthcare system and find solace in alternative medicine, as Harrison once did. Weaving together history, memoir, reporting, and practical advice, Harrison illuminates the harms of wellness culture while re-imagining our society’s relationship with well-being.” (Adapted from Catalogue)

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Chill: New Health & Wellness Titles in the Collection

Take a look at these new books on health and wellness that have been recently added to our collection.  They cover mental and physical health, food, exercise, sleep, addiction and more.

Chill : the cold water swim cure / Harper, Mark
“A history, science, and program for cold water swimming used successfully as a therapeutic intervention for many who suffer from a handful of health conditions including chronic pain, dementia, inflammatory bowel disease, arthritis, anxiety, depression, PTSD, and migraines.” (Catalogue)


Living PCOS free : how to regain your hormonal health with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome / Bajekal, Nitu
“Based on her research, 35 years’ clinical practice, and her personal experience of a plant-based diet–with input from her daughter, nutritionist and former PCOS sufferer Rohini Bajekal–she offers this practical lifestyle guide to recovery from polycystic ovarian syndrome. ” (Adapted from Catalogue)


This naked mind : nicotine : the proven science-based method to quitting smoking and vaping / Grace, Annie
“In This Naked Mind: Nicotine Annie Grace and William Porter combine their tried-and-tested, science-backed and habit-breaking solutions to help you to overcome nicotine addiction. With thought-provoking questions and exercises that will spark clarity and help you think differently, they will guide you to give up for good. Ground-breaking, essential and transformative, this book will help you jump-start your journey to stop smoking or vaping, leading to immediate and lasting change.” (Adapted from Catalogue)

The neuroscience of excellent sleep : how neuroscience and mindfulness can help you get a good night’s sleep, work more efficiently and lead a healthier life / Rodski, Stan
“In this book, renowned neuroscientist Stan Rodski takes us through the fundamentals of sleep – how sleep works, why we sleep and how much sleep we need – but, most importantly, he gives us exercises to help overcome the bane of insomnia. Drawing on the techniques of mindfulness, meditation and relaxation, and the neuroscience that underpins them all, Stan gives you the tools to prepare yourself (and your children) for an excellent sleep – and achieve it!” (Adapted from Catalogue)

The book of feeling blue : understand & manage depression / Smith, Gwendoline
“Bestselling author of The Book of Overthinking Gwendoline Smith explains what’s going on when you’re feeling down and offers advice on how best to cope.” (Catalogue)



The invisible kingdom : reimagining chronic illness / O’Rourke, Meghan
“A landmark exploration of one of the most consequential and mysterious issues of our time: the rise of chronic illness and autoimmune diseases. Renowned writer Meghan O’Rourke delivers a revelatory investigation into this elusive category of ‘invisible’ illness that encompasses autoimmune diseases, post-treatment Lyme disease syndrome, and now long COVID.  The Invisible Kingdom offers hope for the sick, solace and insight for their loved ones, and a radical new understanding of our bodies and our health.” (Adapted from Catalogue)

Intolerance-friendly kitchen / McDermott, Georgia
“If you have a dietary intolerance and sometimes feel you’re missing out on foods you’d love to eat, this book is for you. Intolerance-Friendly Kitchen is all about reliable recipes that are gluten free, low FODMAP and vegetarian, and cater wherever possible to diets without dairy, eggs, nuts, grains, starches or gums.  From bread, cakes and other sweet bakes to pasta, noodles and savoury pastry, this is a collection of recipes so rewarding and easy to follow that meeting your dietary requirements feels like a bonus!” (Adapted from Catalogue)

Your health in your hands : an essential handbook to futureproof your health / Okorocha, Emeka
“TikTok star and A&E Doctor, Emeka Okorocha fast became a go-to source for healthcare advice and support during the pandemic. Your Health in Your Hands is his handbook for preventative medicine in the form of simple lifestyle hacks and advice for mind and body health that can be harnessed in the short-term with huge long-term benefits.” (Catalogue)


The perfect tonic : the remarkable medicinal history of beer, wine, spirits and cocktails / English, Camper
“Alcohol and medicine have an inextricably intertwined history, with innovations in each altering the path of the other.  Modern cocktails like the Gimlet, Gin & Tonic, and Old Fashioned were born as delicious remedies for diseases and discomforts. In Doctors and Distillers, cocktail expert Camper English reveals how and why the contents of our medicine and liquor cabinets were, until surprisingly recently, one and the same.” (Adapted from Catalogue)

The anxiety antidote : how awareness and action can lead to self-control and inner peace / Bedi, Kamran
“The Anxiety Antidote makes understanding and dealing with anxiety easy and practical. With leading Neuro-Linguistic Programmer, Integral Eye Movement Therapy and Transformational Life Coach Kamran Bedi as your guide, gain a deeper awareness of what anxiety is, how it is formed subjectively, the physical symptoms and a set of practical tools that you can use to eradicate anxiety from your life.” (Adapted from Catalogue)

For more new items in the collection, go to: What’s new & Popular / March 2023 (