Books for Patients

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Lost Connections, Johann Hari

Depression and anxiety are now at epidemic levels. Why? Across the world, scientists have uncovered evidence for nine different causes. Some are in our biology – but most are in the way we are living today. This New York Times best-selling book – lauded by everyone from Oprah to Elton John – offers a radical new way of thinking about this crisis. It shows that once we understand the real causes, we can turn to pioneering new solutions – ones that offer real hope.

Mind over Mood, Dennis Greenberger, PhD

Discover simple yet powerful steps you can take to overcome emotional distress–and feel happier, calmer, and more confident. This life-changing book has already helped more than 1,100,000 readers use cognitive-behavioral therapy–one of today’s most effective forms of psychotherapy–to conquer depression, anxiety, panic attacks, anger, guilt, shame, low self-esteem, eating disorders, substance abuse, and relationship problems.

Why We Sleep, Matthew Walker, PhD

The first sleep book by a leading scientific expert—Professor Matthew Walker, Director of UC Berkeley’s Sleep and Neuroimaging Lab—reveals his groundbreaking exploration of sleep, explaining how we can harness its transformative power to change our lives for the better.

The Truth About Food, Dr. David Katz

In The Truth about Food, one of the world’s leading authorities on lifestyle medicine, health promotion, and the prevention of chronic disease lays out not just what he knows about diet and health, but how and why he knows it. This book uniquely empowers readers to benefit from what’s fundamentally and reliably true – while setting us all free from fads, false claims, and distractions by showing how to differentiate truth from the exploitative “lies” that abound. This book would be much shorter if it only detailed what we know to be true today. It shows how to keep up with new findings, too, and most importantly- how never to be duped again. Based on science, informed by uncommon sense, and aligned with the global consensus of diverse experts, The Truth about Food is an invitation to add years to your life and life to your years; to love the food that loves you back for a lifetime; and to enjoy the comforting confidence that only comes from genuine understanding.

Eat Yourself Healthy, Dr. Megan Rossi (The Gut Health Doctor)

Drawing from the latest scientific research, Dr Rossi shows us how understanding your gut can help with successful weight management, improved mood and fitness levels, healthier skin and boosted immunity. Busting myths around good gut health and even offering advice on how to check your poo, Dr Rossi shows how sleeping, relaxing and exercising will have a surprising impact on your gut health, offering easy hacks to super-charge your digestive health and beat the bloat.
Packed with delicious gut-boosting meal ideas, tips for how to assess your own gut health and advice on how to diagnose food intolerances and deal with common gut complaints, take home this easy-to-digest bible of gut health that promises to make you happier and healthier from the inside out.

How Not to Die, Dr. Michael Greger

From the physician behind the wildly popular website NutritionFacts.org, How Not to Die reveals the groundbreaking scientific evidence behind the only diet that can prevent and reverse many of the causes of disease-related death.  The vast majority of premature deaths can be prevented through simple changes in diet and lifestyle. In How Not to Die, Dr. Michael Greger, the internationally-renowned nutrition expert, physician, and founder of NutritionFacts.org, examines the fifteen top causes of premature death in America — heart disease, various cancers, diabetes, Parkinson’s, high blood pressure, and more — and explains how nutritional and lifestyle interventions can sometimes trump prescription pills and other pharmaceutical and surgical approaches, freeing us to live healthier lives.

The Longevity Diet, Dr. Valter Longo

Can what you eat determine how long, and how well, you live? The clinically proven answer is yes, and The Longevity Dietis easier to follow than you’d think. The culmination of 25 years of research on ageing, nutrition, and disease across the globe, this unique combination of an everyday diet and fasting-mimicking diet (FMD) to be done only 3-4 times per year lays out a simple solution to living to a healthy old age through nutrition.

The Stress Solution, Dr Rangan Chatterjee

Become a calmer, happier and healthier you with Dr Rangan Chatterjee’s The Stress Solution.  In this book, BBC One’s Dr Rangan Chatterjee, draws on two decades of practice to show you how to make easy-to-follow and sustainable health and lifestyle improvements to your everyday life. Top tips include: how to breathe to feel happier, how to schedule in “me time”, how to become less addicted to your phone, how to find and ignite your passion.  At no extra cost, learn how to slow down and feel calmer and more in control of your life by investing in your long-term health.

The Blue Zones, Dan Buettner

In this New York Times bestseller, longevity expert Dan Buettner draws on his research from extraordinarily long-lived communities—Blue Zones—around the globe to highlight the lifestyle, diet, outlook, and stress-coping practices that will add years to your life and life to your years. A long healthy life is no accident. It begins with good genes, but it also depends on good habits. If you adopt the right lifestyle, experts say, chances are you may live up to a decade longer. So what’s the formula for success? National Geographic Explorer Dan Buettner has lead teams of researchers across the globe to uncover the secrets of Blue Zones—geographic regions where high percentages of centenarians are enjoying remarkably long, full lives. The recipe for longevity, Buettner has found, is deeply intertwined with community, lifestyle, and spirituality. You won’t find longevity in a bottle of diet pills or with hormone therapy. You’ll find it by embracing a few simple but powerful habits, and by creating the right community around yourself. In The Blue Zone, Buettner has blended his lifestyle formula with the latest longevity research to inspire lasting behavioral change and add years to your life.

Managing Kids’ Food Allergies for Dummies, Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia

Looking for answers that don’t yet exist or for information you want to hear about your child’s food allergy only adds to anxiety and confusion. Managing Kids’ Food Allergies For Dummies, Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia edition, helps reduce this anxiety and confusion, empowering you with trusted information so you can manage your child’s food allergy. This book can be used in combination with information given to you by the doctors and specialists caring for your child to help you avoid and minimise risks, and know how to treat any adverse reactions.

UnDo It! Drs Dean and Anne Ornish

Dean Ornish, M.D. has directed revolutionary research proving, for the first time, that lifestyle changes can often reverse-undo-the progression of many of the most common and costly chronic diseases and even begin reversing aging at a cellular level.  Dr. Ornish’s lifestyle medicine program for reversing chronic disease consistently achieves bigger changes in lifestyle, better clinical outcomes, larger cost savings, and greater adherence than have ever been reported—based on 40 years of research published in the leading peer-reviewed medical and scientific journals.  Now, in this landmark book, he and Anne Ornish present a simple yet powerful new unifying theory explaining why these same lifestyle changes can reverse so many different chronic diseases and how quickly these benefits occur.

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