Free Health Books
The perfect place for looking after body and mind, this is where you will find our definitive selection of health and lifestyle books. From books on healthy eating and getting in shape to inspiring self-help guides and invaluable books on pregnancy and childcare, and from engrossing medical memoirs to first aid manuals and books about coping with grief, depression and anxiety; feed your soul and strengthen your body here.
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Yoga Biomechanics- Stretching Redefined by Jules Mitchell
The book gives teachers a grounding in biomechanics so that they can easily use yoga and/or stretching with their students. Most yoga teacher schools provide only limited training in anatomy and biomechanics, and the study of the effect of mechanical forces on structure and function is often overlooked and/or misunderstood.
The Thin White Line by Nick Greenslade
The Thin White Line: The Inside Story of Cricket’s Greatest Scandal tells the story of the spot-fixing scandal of 2010, which sent shockwaves through the sport. It stunned the wider sporting world and confirmed the reputation of the News of the World’s Mazher Mahmood as the most controversial news reporter of his generation.
The Real Vitamin and Mineral Book by Shari Lieberman
The Real Vitamin and Mineral Book was one of the first of its kind in the health market. In this new and expanded edition, Dr. Shari Lieberman and Nancy Bruning describe how anyone can design a personalized core supplement program of essential vitamins and minerals.
Stress by DK Diane McIntosh
Pratical strategies to turn pressure into positive energy.
Covering sources of stress in every area of life: work, exams, relationships, social pressure, money, and more, this practical guide combines infographics and self-analysis questionnaires to make information easy to access and apply.
The OCD Workbook for Teens by Jon Hershfield
If you’re a teen with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), you may have intense, unwanted thoughts and behaviors that interfere with school, your social life, and just having fun. The good news is there are ways you can minimize these thoughts and behaviors, so you can get back to being a teen. This workbook will show you how!
The HeartMath Solution by Doc Childre
Access the power of your heart’s intelligence to improve your focus and creativity, elevate your emotional clarity, lower your stress and anxiety levels, strengthen your immune system, promote your body’s optimal performance, and slow the aging process.
The Habit Project by Akash Karia
Discover the Scientific Way to Build Habits – And Supercharge Your Productivity, Health, Wealth and Happiness. What if you could hack into the circuitry of your brain and install new habits that could transform your life in just 10 minutes a day? What if these habits could make you more productive? Happier? Healthier? More successful? Whether you want to exercise more, eat healthier, read more or take control of your finances – the key lies in understanding and utilizing the science of habit formation. If you can make desired behaviors automatic – then you can change your business, your relationship and your life. Filled with practical, actionable tools based on science, this book shows you how…
Public Health Nutrition by M. Margaret Barth
Public Health Nutrition is a comprehensive, practice-based textbook for graduate and upper undergraduate students and community nutrition and public health professionals. It provides readers with the principal understanding of how improving access to healthy foods at individual, local, regional and global levels as well as improving food security and sustainability can improve community health and combat noncommunicable diseases, infectious diseases, hunger and malnutrition, obesity, social injustice, and debilitating food environments.
Stop Overthinking by Nick Trenton
Overcome negative thought patterns, reduce stress, and live a worry-free life. Overthinking is the biggest cause of unhappiness. Don’t get stuck in a never-ending thought loop. Stay present and keep your mind off things that don’t matter, and never will.
Physical Activity by Nick Draper, Gareth Stratton
Physical activity and its relationship to health is one of the great issues of our age. The causes of, and solutions to, physical inactivity are complex and multi-dimensional, and therefore the subject needs to be studied and understood from a variety of perspectives.
Prescription for Natural Cures by James F. Balch
Hundreds of thousands of readers have relied on Prescription for Natural Cures as the source for accurate, easy-to-understand information on natural treatments and remedies for a host of common ailments. The new edition of this invaluable guide has been thoroughly updated to reflect the very latest research and recommendations.
Perinatal and Neonatal Palliative Care by Rana Limbo
The first resource of its kind, this authoritative handbook holistically addresses the multidimensional aspects of perinatal and neonatal palliative care. Written by an interprofessional team of renowned specialists, it is both a text and an evidencebased reference for all members of the palliative care team. This book helps individual team members forge interdisciplinary approaches to care, assess current programs, improve the quality of care, and tailor new models of care.
Mood Disorders by Sudhakar Selvaraj
Mood disorders such as depression and bipolar disorder are common mental illnesses, affecting millions of patients worldwide. The application of newly available brain imaging methods to the study of mood disorders holds substantial promise in uncovering the brain mechanisms affected in these illnesses.
Mind Guide to Overcoming Anxiety by Dennis D. Tirch
Anxiety is not your fault. There are many factors that contribute to developing a mind that is prone to intense anxiety, and if you have such a mind, there are many things you can do to change the way it works. Research has shown that practicing kindness and compassion soothes experiences of fear, while self-critical thoughts tend to intensify them.
Life Skills by Keilly Swift
Discover how you can be the awesome person you want to be with this guide to the life skills kids need to learn. This ebook helps kids to tackle the difficulties they face and will help to prepare them for whatever the future may hold.
Herbal Antibiotics by Kasia Roberts
Natural remedies in this book look to soothe and cure common problems such as headaches, coughs, colds, toenail fungi, rashes, constipation, depression, anxiety and so many other ailments. Because the ingredients listed in this book are plant-based and natural, they do nothing to irritate or create future problems. In fact, they are generally good for the rest of the body as they enact on the very particular, affected area. Heal your body with fresh, healthy ingredients that work for better over-all health. Something as simple as a flower in the field, a garlic clove, or a bit of honey can stretch a long way in the terms of overall health and wellness!
Health of HIV Infected People by Ronald Ross Watson
Health of HIV Infected People: Food, Nutrition and Lifestyle with Antiretroviral Drugs provides basic and applied knowledge on the supportive roles of bioactive foods, exercise, and dietary supplements on HIV/AIDS patients receiving antiretroviral drugs.
Happy Is the New Healthy by Joan Neehall
If there was ever a need for a book like this, it is now. As a world renowned expert on the subject, Dr. Joan Neehall is the one to deliver this message.
Bodies in Transition in the Health Humanities by Lisa M Detora
In recent years, the transitioning body has become the subject of increasing scholarly, medical, and political interest. This interdisciplinary collection seeks to enable productive dialogue about bodily transformation and its many potential meanings and possibilities. Recent high-profile sex transitions, such as Bruce Jenner’s transformation into Caitlyn, have contributed to a proliferation of public and private debates about the boundaries of personal identity and the politics of gender.
Biomechanics of Sport and Exercise by James Watkins
[i]Fundamental Biomechanics of Sport and Exercise [/i]is an engaging and comprehensive introductory textbook that explains biomechanical concepts from first principles, showing clearly how the science relates to real sport and exercise situations. The book is divided into two parts. The first provides a clear and detailed introduction to the structure and function of the human musculoskeletal system and its structural adaptations, essential for a thorough understanding of human movement.
Functional Awareness and Yoga by Nancy Romita
Functional Awareness and Yoga is an essential book for all who wishes to deepen their yoga practice and discover strategies to reduce strain or discomfort on the mat as well as in daily life. It is also an excellent book of introductory concepts in anatomy as applied to yoga required during a yoga teacher training. Each chapter provides essentials in functional anatomy with over 60 practical illustrations.
Bipolar Disorder by Allan H. Young
Bipolar disorder is a common, complex and costly mental health disorder, which sits at the heart of the practice of clinical psychiatry. Effective treatments (pharmacological, psychological and brain stimulation based) have all been discovered serendipitously. With the huge advances in basic neuroscience the way is now clear for novel treatments to be developed based on brain science. This book reviews these possibilities.