Health books

Curl up with a good book and be inspired! These are the latest health books on our shelf.

health books Complete Guide to a Good Night’s Sleep by Dr Carmel Harrington

Complete Guide to a Good Night’s Sleep by Dr Carmel Harrington

If you struggle to get a good night’s sleep, you’re not alone. Sleep medicine research scientist Dr Carmel Harrington says between 20 and 30 per cent of the population experience problems with falling or staying asleep.

In this book, she provides a comprehensive overview of the process of sleep, the different reasons why people have trouble sleeping, the behaviour patterns that hinder restful sleep, and concrete advice on achieving deep, rejuvenating sleep every night. This is an incredibly useful resource for anyone who desires a few more Zs.

panmacmillan.com.au

health books The Autistic Brain by Temple Grandi

The Autistic Brain by Temple Grandin

One in 88 children is diagnosed on the autism spectrum – but this isn’t necessarily bad news. Academic, author and autism activist Temple Grandin (arguably one of the most accomplished adults with autism in the world) argues that by fostering autistic children’s unique strengths rather than focusing too much on their weaknesses, autism can become a gift, rather than a disability.

This new book weaves together Grandin’s personal experiences with research from the forefront of autism science, looking at the transformation in our understanding of the condition, and the latest innovative explorations into causes and treatments. Both inspiring and enlightening, The Autistic Brain is a powerful book that provides a fascinating insight into the workings and experiences of a different kind of mind.

randomhouse.com.au

health books cookbooks Healthy Every Day by Pete Evans

Healthy Every Day by Pete Evans

Cook up a nourishing, delicious storm with Australian foodie favourite Pete Evans. In Healthy Every Day, the host of My Kitchen Rules shares 120 paleo-inspired breakfasts, curries, burgers and more that he regularly cooks for his family.

Loads of fresh veggies, nuts and seeds, sustainable seafood and meat, and no gluten, sugar or dairy… these recipes offer light and healthy versions of much-loved dishes from the Thailand, Turkey, Vietnam, Morocco, Japan and more. Try some crispy kale chips for a healthy snack, or a nutritious take on your favourite burger with the lot.

panmacmillan.com.au

health books The Back Pain Personal Health Plan by Trish Wisbey-Roth and Nick Sinfield

The Back Pain Personal Health Plan by Trish Wisbey-Roth and Nick Sinfield

Take control of your back pain with this comprehensive self-help manual, written by two physiotherapists with over 30 years combined experience. The Back Pain Personal Health Plan – Bounce Back Edition is an accessible and straight-forward guide to managing everyday neck and back pain.

Based on the latest research and clinical evidence, this book helps you to understand the real causes of back and neck pain, identify muscle tightness and imbalances, and use stretching to ease the build-up of tense muscles. Gradually, you will learn to strengthen your back muscles, gain more mobility and increase your confidence, through effective and easy-to-follow exercises.

exislepublishing.com.au

health books The Patient Chef cookbook

The Patient Chef

The Patient Chef is a cookbook with a difference. Together with recipes contributed by renowned chefs including Kylie Kwong, Maggie Beer, Guillaume Brahimi and Serge Dansereau, this slim and accessible book brings together favourite recipes used and recommended by cancer sufferers, their families and carers.

From soups and risottos to smoothies and sweet treats, these nutritious dishes are all relatively simple to make, using everyday ingredients found in most kitchen cupboards, and stories and tips from cancer patients bring a personal touch to each page. Proceeds from this book go towards the Chris O’Brien Lifehouse, a leading cancer research centre. View a delicious baked chicken and pumpkin risotto recipe from The Patient Chef on be.

randomhouse.com.au

Recommended reading - Issue Two Summer 2012

Experts

What you can do to reduce your risk of dementia

Being socially active, managing weight and exercising are some ways to reduce the risk of dementia.

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Travel

Active travel in the great outdoors

We share some of our favourite things to do in America's incredible national parks.

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Experts

Cutting your cancer risk

A diet rich in unprocessed grains and meats, fruits and veggies can reduce your risk of cancer.

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Experts

Sun safety: How to protect your skin this summer

Keep your skin safe and healthy while you're enjoying the beautiful outdoors.

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Community

Expert advice to help you swim, bike, run

Danielle Stefano from the Victorian Institute of Sport shares some advice for your first triathlon.

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Travel

Hitting the road with your pet

Bringing your pet with you on a trip makes exploring new surrounds double as fun!

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Travel

Auckland – Top 10 city to visit in 2014

Making Lonely Planet's 'Best In Travel' for 2014, we highlight the best spots to visit in Auckland.

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Recipes

Vietnamese salad recipe

A fresh, healthy summer salad that’s perfect for lunches.

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Recipes

Simple berry bircher recipe

A bircher muesli that takes 2 minutes to prepare - leave overnight and enjoy for breakfast.

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Community

A chef’s travels with Peter Kuruvita

Peter shares his most memorable food experience and what inspires his cooking over summer.

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Recipes

Barbecued island beef recipe

A dish inspired by coconuts and green pastures

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Lifestyle

Salsa verde recipe

This classic condiment by Peter Kuruvita is great with anything, especially barbecued meat

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Lifestyle

Snapping the journey

There’s nothing like travelling the world and documenting the journey.

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Community

The history of the ambulance

Medibank health humorist Nick Snelling explores the history of the ambulance.

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Recipes

Cucumber and corn salsa recipe

A refreshing corn salsa perfect for summer.

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Community

Double power in the kitchen: Isabella and Sofia Bliss

Talented twins share summer favourites and why it’s important for children to grow up cooking.

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Recipes

Prawn ravioli with tomato, rocket and lemon sauce recipe

A mouth-watering prawn ravioli recipe from junior Masterchef stars.

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Lifestyle

Protect your pet this summer

RSPCA shares its top tips for keeping your pet safe this summer.

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Experts

Chinese medicine for the four seasons: Summer

Advice from Dr. Katie Molloy on how to make a healthy transition from spring to summer.

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Community

Made by athletes for athletes

2XU co-founder Jamie Hunt talks about product development and changes in compression technology.

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Experts

9 post-exercise recovery tips

Professor David Cameron-Smith shares nine simple ways to reduce muscle pain and speed up recovery.

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Experts

The importance of bowel cancer screening

How a simple test can help detect bowel cancer, one of the most preventable forms of cancer.

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Recipes

Pettole (Italian fruit donuts) recipe

A delicious treat by Junior Masterchef stars Sofia and Isabella Bliss

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Community

Swim, bike, run this summer

From Caloundra to Latrobe, discover the events that can help you get ready for triathlon season.

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Travel

Auckland’s east and west

Beyond Auckland’s city limits, there is so much waiting for you to explore.

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Community

Your first triathlon: Tips from Brendan Sexton

Olympian Brendan Sexton shares some helpful advice for your first triathlon.

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Community

Healing hands

Four surgeons across four medical specialties reveal their tools of the trade.

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Community

Health matters with Ita Buttrose

Ita Buttrose raises awareness of the importance of good health.

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Community

Music and the mind with Something for Kate

Paul Dempsey shares how he handles the mental and physical pressures of being a musician.

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Community

Australian Open

A highlight of the sporting calendar, the Australian Open is set to thrill spectators once again.

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Community

Kellogg’s Nutri-Grain Ironman & Ironwoman Series

Watch top athletes from around the country compete in one the world's most gruelling competitions.

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Community

Putting on a grand slam

Craig Tiley reveals what goes on behind the scenes to host an event like the Australian Open.

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Lifestyle

Latest health and lifestyle gadgets

Keep your finger on the pulse with these health and lifestyle gadgets.

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Lifestyle

Health shelf – Lisa Weightman

Whether it's on the track or in the office, Lisa Weightman knows how to set—and reach—her goals.

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Lifestyle

Visualising health with Courtney Hancock

Courtney Hancock comes from stellar sporting history and is the 2011 Australian Ironwoman champion.

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In Brief

be. magazine Summer 2012

The summer edition of Medibank be. magazine is here to inspire, motivate and encourage.

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Community

Nike+ SportsWatch GPS

Medibank member Kim reviews the Nike+ SportWatch GPS.

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Community

A couple of sports stars – Trent Copeland and Kim Green

Competitive even in marriage, Kim Green and Trent Copeland have learned to love each other's sport.

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Community

Working to achieve better health

People who undertake jobs that contribute to a healthier life find fulfilment in them.

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In Brief

Health Parks, Healthy People

Summer is a great time to exercise in our many leafy parks and urban gardens.

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In Brief

Watsi

How you can donate life-saving medical treatments to people in need.

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In Brief

Bright Hearts

Design and medicine combine to help sick kids.

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Community

Unpacking the role of a dietitian

What is a consultation with a dietician like?

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In Brief

Super-sized soda ban in New York

Bigger is apparently not better as super sized sodas are banned in New York.

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Community

Celebrate Health

A healthy flavoursome teriyaki sauce without the added nasties.

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Lifestyle

Health Shelf – Jenna O’Hea

Jenna O'Hea discusses some of her favourite books, from inspirational memoirs to fantasy novels.

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