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Stand up to Cancer

Stand up to Cancer

Brought to you by Cancer Research UK and Channel 4, Stand Up To Cancer is a fundraising campaign that brings the UK together to speed up progress in life-saving cancer research. Stand Up To Cancer funds research, which takes developments in the lab and accelerates them into brand new tests and treatments for cancer patients who need them.

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Life Kitchen

Life Kitchen

Multi-award-winning free cookery classes for people living with cancer focused on taste and flavour by Ryan Riley.

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Cancer Hair Care

Cancer Hair Care

About Cancer Hair Care UK's leading hair loss support charity A warm welcome. We understand that hair loss subjects such as scalp cooling, new hair growth, scalp care, wigs and headscarves can all seem a mystery. Help is at hand, with our expert and caring advice and ideas, emotional support and practical advice, we hope our Cancer Hair Care information website and services will help you to feel confident through your illness and into recovery.

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Royal Marsden Cancer Cookbook: Nutritious recipes for during and after cancer treatment, to share with friends and family

Royal Marsden Cancer Cookbook: Nutritious recipes for during and after cancer treatment, to share with friends and family

The book is divided into three: a detailed section by Dr Clare Shaw on diet and cancer and the problems you may face during treatment (such as loss of appetite, nausea, sore mouth, change of taste); recipes to cook during treatment, which are nutritionally beneficial and wholesome enough to keep you strong even if you can't eat too much; and a section of recipes for after treatment aimed at keeping you healthy. These recipes are designed to serve smaller portions and two people as well as families, and there are lots of tips about budgeting, leftovers and freezing. Dr Shaw wants to emphasise that you don't have to cook 'special', separate meals for one, the rest of the family can eat in the same way, saving on time and stress as well as encouraging a healthier diet for all.

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The Cancer Whisperer: Finding courage, direction and the unlikely gifts of cancer - Sophie Sabbage

The Cancer Whisperer: Finding courage, direction and the unlikely gifts of cancer - Sophie Sabbage

The Cancer Whisperer chronicles Sophie's extraordinary relationship with cancer and the methods that she has used for dealing with fear, anger, denial and grief. The essence of 'cancer whispering' was born of Sophie's determination to take cancer off the battlefield and into the classroom. Instead of going to war with it, Sophie has chosen to listen to it, learn from it and choose her own response to it.

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Recognise Yourself: Beauty Despite Cancer: A practical guide to maintaining your appearance and well-being as you go through surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy, or experience hair loss - Jennifer Young

Recognise Yourself: Beauty Despite Cancer: A practical guide to maintaining your appearance and well-being as you go through surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy, or experience hair loss - Jennifer Young

In Beauty Despite Cancer Jennifer shares her knowledge and experience by showing those living with cancer and beyond how to prevent, reduce, disguise, camouflage and soothe their appearance-related side effects. Covering subjects such as wig fitting, styling, how to dress your new body, hair regrowth after treatment, and eyebrows and eyelashes, this guide to beauty, hair, style and well-being for cancer patients is the most comprehensive ever published.

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Anticancer: A New Way of Life - David Servan-Schreiber

Anticancer: A New Way of Life - David Servan-Schreiber

Author David-Servan Schreiber is an academic physician with a wealth of experience in the field of integrative medicine. He will show you how, through simple alterations in diet, lifestyle and attitude, you can tackle cancer alongside conventional treatments, or even avoid it altogether. This is not a biology textbook, but a practical, insightful and individual guide that will allow you to make the best choices for your own health and well-being.

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Embrace, Release, Heal: An Empowering Guide to Talking About, Thinking About, and Treating Cancer - Leigh Fortson

Embrace, Release, Heal: An Empowering Guide to Talking About, Thinking About, and Treating Cancer - Leigh Fortson

Created to help anyone whose life has been affected by cancer, this in-depth resource offers interviews with both allopathic and integrative medical experts; remarkable accounts from people who transcended "terminal cancer" and are now thriving, snapshots of progressive treatment techniques; and insights into other key factors that can affect well-being--including thoughts, emotions, and diet.

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Cancer is My Teacher - Lucy O'Donnell

Cancer is My Teacher - Lucy O'Donnell

Every two minutes someone in the UK is diagnosed with cancer. Lucy O'Donnell was herself three years ago. Cancer is My Teacher is her story, describing unflinchingly how she has turned the disease into a positive experience - and how you can do the same. Lucy's approach is determined but disciplined, clinical but also holistic.

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Emotional Wellness: The Other Half of Treating Cancer - Niki Barr

Emotional Wellness: The Other Half of Treating Cancer - Niki Barr

In Emotional Wellness: The Other Half of Treating Cancer, cancer psychotherapist Niki Barr, describes the emotional side of treatment to guide you through diagnosis, medical treatment, and beyond. This groundbreaking book gives you effective, easy to use tools to manage your journey through cancer with confidence and calm.

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What is tpot ?

What is tpot ?

tpot is a collaborative organisation focused on eradicating the challenges of treating clients with cancer and other limiting health conditions in UK spas and salons by providing FREE and paid for educational workshops and resources to bring about a national change, at every level.

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Elizabeth is Missing - Emma Healey

Elizabeth is Missing - Emma Healey

In this darkly riveting debut novel—a sophisticated psychological mystery that is also a heartbreakingly honest meditation on memory, identity, and aging—an elderly woman descending into dementia embarks on a desperate quest to find the best friend she believes has disappeared, and her search for the truth will go back decades and have shattering consequences.

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The Alzheimer's Reading Room

The Alzheimer's Reading Room

The Alzheimer's Reading Room is the number one source of high quality expert information for the entire Alzheimer's and dementia communities.

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 Somebody I Used to Know - Wendy Mitchell

Somebody I Used to Know - Wendy Mitchell

Wendy Mitchell spent twenty years as a non-clinical team leader in the NHS before being diagnosed with Young Onset Dementia in July 2014 at the age of fifty-eight. This book gives an insight into her life and encourages others to see there is life after a diagnosis.

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Where Memories Go: Why dementia changes everything - Sally Magnusson

Where Memories Go: Why dementia changes everything - Sally Magnusson

Scottish broadcaster and author Sally Magnusson cared with her two sisters for their mother Mamie during many years of living with dementia. Sad and funny, wise and honest, this deeply intimate account of insidious losses and unexpected joys is also a call to arms that challenges us all to think differently.

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Let's Talk Dementia: A Caregiver's Guide - Carol L Howell

Let's Talk Dementia: A Caregiver's Guide - Carol L Howell

Let's Talk Dementia! Carol Howell, a Certified Dementia Specialist and caregiver to her mother, helps to educate the reader on the various forms of dementia. She also provides hands-on tips that make life easier for the caregiver and better for the loved one with dementia.

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A Life Without Limits - Sir Bert Massie

A Life Without Limits - Sir Bert Massie

Severely disabled after contracting polio as a baby in working class Liverpool, Bert Massie found himself wondering as a boy why disabled people were expected to adapt to the world around them, and not the other way round. In his teens he began to campaign for rights for disabled people, and having battled his way through prejudice and the education system to become a Bachelor of Arts and a qualified social worker, he became a prominent figure in the fight for fair treatment for disabled people leading to the ground breaking Disability Discrimination Act. He went on to serve as Chairman of the Disability Rights Commission and became a founding commissioner of the subsequent Equality and Human Rights Commission. His extraordinary achievements were recognised by the award of an OBE, then a CBE and finally, in 2007, a knighthood. This is his remarkable and engaging story, completed by his wife Maureen and friends after his death in October 2017.

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Diversify: An award-winning guide to why inclusion is better for everyone - June Sarpong

Diversify: An award-winning guide to why inclusion is better for everyone - June Sarpong

The truth is, INCLUSION is better for EVERYONE. In this empowering call to arms, June Sarpong MBE proves why. Putting the spotlight on groups who are often marginalised in our society, including women, ethnic minorities, those living with disabilities, and the LGBTQ+ community, Diversify uncovers the hidden cost of exclusion and shows how a new approach to how we learn, live and do business can solve some of the most stubborn challenges we face. With unshakeable case studies, brand-new research from Oxford University, and six revolutionary steps to help you overcome unconscious bias, this book will help you become part of a better society. The old way isn’t working. This is a case for change.

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Scope

Scope

Scope is a charity that exists to make this country a place where disabled people have the same opportunities as everyone else.

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Phab

Phab

Phab inspires and supports children, young people and adults with and without disabilities to make more of life together - breaking down community barriers, reducing social isolation, and creating opportunities for disabled people to enjoy the same activities and challenges as, and alongside, those without a disability

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Young Minds

Young Minds

We’re leading the fight for a future where all young minds are supported and empowered, whatever the challenges. We’re here to make sure they get the best possible mental health support and have the resilience to overcome life’s difficulties. The crisis in children and young people’s mental health is real and it is urgent. More children and young people than ever before are reaching out for help with their mental health. But for those who take that brave step, help is much too hard to find. Together, we are changing this. We’re fighting for young people’s mental health. Join our fight.

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Stress-Proof: The ultimate guide to living a stress-free life - Mithu Storoni

Stress-Proof: The ultimate guide to living a stress-free life - Mithu Storoni

Are you ready to stop feeling constantly stressed and become the best version of you? In Stress-Proof, Dr Mithu Storoni arms you with all the tools you need to improve your relationship with stress and, in turn, positively boost your mental and physical wellbeing. This book will help you to ensure that a brief stressful episode doesn't turn into systematic overload, leading to inflammation, anxiety, depression or other chronic health issues. Each chapter examines a common stress agent and presents simple ways to minimise its harmful effects with changes in diet, exercise and other daily habits. By strengthening your natural defences, you will guarantee that your mind remains sharp and your body resilient so you're ready for whatever life throws at you. Translating cutting-edge scientific research into applied lifestyle advice, Stress-Proof is the ultimate user's guide for a healthy mind and body.

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Dr Chatterjee - The Stress Solution

Dr Chatterjee - The Stress Solution

Make no mistake about, we are living in the middle of a stress epidemic. Every day, I see patients who are literally stressing themselves to an early grave. Things are so bad that the World Health Organization calls stress ‘the health epidemic of the twenty-first century’.Common complaints such as low libido, anxiety, poor memory, inability to concentrate and many gut problems seem completely unrelated but often have stress as a root cause.

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CALM

CALM

The Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) is leading a movement against male suicide, the single biggest killer of men under 45 in the UK

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Friends In Need

Friends In Need

Friends in Need is a way for people affected by depression to meet online and in their local area. It’s free to join and a great way to share support.

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Furiously Happy - Jenny Lawson

Furiously Happy - Jenny Lawson

Jenny explores her lifelong battle with mental illness. A hysterical, ridiculous book about crippling depression and anxiety? That sounds like a terrible idea. And terrible ideas are what Jenny does best.

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Reasons to Stay Alive - Matt Haig

Reasons to Stay Alive - Matt Haig

Aged 24, Matt Haig's world caved in. He could see no way to go on living. This is the true story of how he came through crisis, triumphed over an illness that almost destroyed him and learned to live again.

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Diabetes Head to Toe: Everything You Need to Know about Diagnosis, Treatment, and Living with Diabetes

Diabetes Head to Toe: Everything You Need to Know about Diagnosis, Treatment, and Living with Diabetes

Silver Winner of the Benjamin Franklin Awards (Health & Fitness) of the Independent Book Publishers Association Diabetes Head to Toe is an invaluable resource for anyone living with diabetes. It includes everything you should know about the disease―straight from the experts. The authors, all doctors who specialize in diabetes care, offer simple explanations and essential advice on all things diabetes.

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Living with Diabetes

Living with Diabetes

Living with diabetes can be challenging, but you can still lead a near normal life. Diet and lifestyle are key components in living healthily with diabetes. Living with diabetes includes a plethora of information pages about the kind of things that you might need to know whilst living with diabetes.

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Coming To Terms With Type 1 Diabetes: One Family's Story of Life After Diagnosis by Debbie Young

Coming To Terms With Type 1 Diabetes: One Family's Story of Life After Diagnosis by Debbie Young

This inspiring, dignified and deeply moving personal account of a family coming to terms with the diagnosis of Type 1 Diabetes for both husband and daughter has been written for three purposes: - to encourage other families affected by this serious lifelong medical condition to rebuild their lives after diagnosis - to make the wider community aware of the challenge of living with Type 1 Diabetes - to raise money for research into a cure for Type 1 Diabetes

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The Diabetes Code: Prevent and Reverse Type 2 Diabetes Naturally - Jason Fung

The Diabetes Code: Prevent and Reverse Type 2 Diabetes Naturally - Jason Fung

Today, most doctors, dietitians, and even diabetes specialists consider type 2 diabetes to be a chronic and progressive disease―a life sentence with no possibility of parole. But the truth, as Dr. Fung reveals in this paradigm-shifting book, is that type 2 diabetes is reversible. Writing with clear, persuasive language, he explains why conventional treatments that rely on insulin or other blood-glucose-lowering drugs can actually exacerbate the problem, leading to significant weight gain and even heart disease. The only way to treat type 2 diabetes effectively, he argues, is proper dieting and intermittent fasting―not medication.

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Diabetes.co.uk

Diabetes.co.uk

Diabetes.co.uk is a community of people with diabetes, family members, friends, supporters and carers, offering their own support and first hand knowledge.

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The Healthy Heart Book - Morag Thow

The Healthy Heart Book - Morag Thow

At last, answers, advice and support for the millions who have been diagnosed or are living with heart conditions! Endorsed by the British Association for Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation, The Healthy Heart Book provides the blueprint for protecting your heart and living a healthy lifestyle. Inside, you ll find out What coronary heart disease is and how it can be treated, Emotional and physical considerations after a heart event, How the risk of coronary heart disease can be assessed, The most effective exercise for prevention and recovery, The latest research on and advice for adopting a heart healthy diet, How to manage stress and anxiety, and How to access sources of support. Renowned experts Morag Thow, Keri Graham and Choi Lee have created a comprehensive yet practical guide that you ll turn to again and again. Complete with forms and tables to track your progress, recipes for delicious and heart healthy meals and practical advice for exercise and activity, The Healthy Heart Book provides all the tools you need to take charge of your recovery and live a long and full life

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Coronary heart disease

Coronary heart disease

Coronary heart disease is a condition in which fatty substances build up inside the arteries that run to your heart. This makes them narrower, which can reduce the supply of oxygen to your heart. You may not get any symptoms if you have coronary heart disease. But it may lead to angina (pain in your chest) or breathlessness, and there’s a risk you could have a heart attack.

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Heart Disease: Drug-Free Alternatives to Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease (What Doctors Don't Tell You) by Lynne Mctaggart

Heart Disease: Drug-Free Alternatives to Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease (What Doctors Don't Tell You) by Lynne Mctaggart

This ground-breaking book reveals the true causes of heart disease and offers a myriad of solutions for maintaining a healthy heart, including the drugs to avoid, the lifestyle habits to embrace, the foods to enjoy or avoid, the supplements and alternative remedies to take, and much more. Most importantly, it reveals that it's never too late to make beneficial changes to control - and even reverse - the symptoms of heart disease.

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The End of Heart Disease: The Eat to Live Plan to Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease - Dr Joel Fuhrman MD

The End of Heart Disease: The Eat to Live Plan to Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease - Dr Joel Fuhrman MD

The New York Times bestselling author of Eat to Live, Super Immunity, The End of Diabetes, and The End of Dieting presents a scientifically proven, practical program to prevent and reverse heart disease, the leading cause of death in America--coinciding with the author's new medical study revealing headline-making findings. Dr. Joel Fuhrman, one of the country's leading experts on preventative medicine, offers his science-backed nutritional plan that addresses the leading cause of death in America: heart disease. An expert in the science of food, Dr. Fuhrman speaks directly to readers who want to take control of their health and avoid taking medication or undergoing complicated, expensive surgery, the two standard treatments prescribed today. Following the model of his previous programs that have successfully tackled conditions from diabetes to dieting, Dr. Fuhrman's plan begins with the food we eat. He focuses on a high nutrient per calorie ratio, with a range of options for different needs and conditions. He shows us what to remove and what to add to our diets for optimum heart health, provides menu plans and recipes for heart-healthy meals and snacks, and includes helpful questions for doctors and patients.

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