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In this fascinating, sharply written insight into America's $15 billion cosmetic surgery industry, author Alex Kuczynski paints an incomparable picture of obsessive patients and the equally obsessive doctors who cater to their dreams.
From a group of high-maintenance New York City women who devote themselves to preserving their looks twenty-four hours a day and a podiatrist's office in Manhattan where a 'foot face-lift' provides women with the right fit for their $700 Jimmy Choos, to a 'surgery safari' in South Africa complete with photographs of magically rejuvenated patients posing with wild animals, Kuczynski portrays the quest for transformation in all its extremes. In Los Angeles women of an uncertain age even nip and tuck their most private areas, so that every inch of their bodies is as taut as their lifted faces.
Lively and entertaining, thought-provoking and disturbing, Beauty Junkies is a fascinating insight into life under the knife.
Published: 1 Mar 2007
Cognitive behavioural therapy is widely recognised as the most effective treatment for overcoming addiction. And now, for the first time, Stop Smoking with CBT draws explicitly on this set of mind-training tools to help you stop smoking once and for all.
Written by a medical doctor specialising in addiction, and who used to describe himself as ‘in love with smoking’, Dr Max Pemberton reveals his powerful method that will:
stop nicotine cravings quickly and easily
transform how you think about smoking
make your desire to smoke simply melt away
With Dr Pemberton’s proven approach, you won’t worry about gaining weight or staying calm without cigarettes. Most importantly, you’ll discover that stopping smoking is one of the most exciting and exhilarating things that you can do!
Dr Max Pemberton has spent many years working with people to overcome addiction. He’s also a bestselling author of Trust Me, I’m a Junior Doctor and a prolific writer in the areas of healthcare, ethics, culture and the NHS.
For years, world renowned naturopathic doctor, Dr Nigma Talib, has been solving skin problems and answering the million dollar question, ‘what can I do to look and feel younger?’ From every day patients with chronic skin conditions such as acne and psoriasis, to high profile names who need to look picture-perfect on the red carpet, Nigma has seen the powerful results of her inside-out approach that starts with the gut. Now, for the first time, she shares the secrets to youthful-looking skin in her complete, 360-degree guide that everyone can adopt into their everyday life and enjoy.
In this effortless, but eye-opening journey, you’ll discover how to make a remarkable difference to:
Rejuvenate ageing skin
Reduce the appearance of fine line, wrinkles and sagging skin
Solve persistent skin problems
Control hormones that could be wreaking havoc on skin
This is not just an anti-ageing plan. This is a new life plan. We can’t stop the clock, but we can tip the scales in our favour.