Have you ever wondered why it takes so long to get out of bed in the morning? And why you always wake up bursting for a pee? Why that small blackhead has erupted into a hideous red spot overnight? And why stepping into a hot shower gives you goose bumps?
Following an average family and their daily routine, Dr Hilary Jones takes you on a bold and captivating journey through the human body, answering these questions and hundreds more.
From how our bodies function to why they react in certain ways, Dr Hilary tackles the questions that matter and examines what makes us tick. Fascinating and highly entertaining, A Day in Your Life reveals the incredible nature of the human body.
Real-life medical adventures of the UK's best-loved doctor
For Dr Hilary Jones, the question 'What's up doc?' has been asked of him ever since he qualified as a doctor at the Royal Free hospital in London over thirty years ago. As a junior medic patients used to ask him 'What's up?' when he prodded their bellies for signs of appendicitis.
On the GMTV sofa presenters ask him 'What's up?' with the latest actress who has developed the typical tell-tale signs of anorexia nervosa. In the tabloid newspapers he's asked to comment on what's up with the premier league footballer who purports to suffer from sex addiction. On the radio he's asked 'What's up?' with the health of society in general, suffering as it does from epidemics of obesity and binge drinking.
On a more everyday basis, in the GP surgery people ask him about unexplained lumps in their neck, or whether a pigmented mole is suspicious. Colleagues at work stop him in the corridor and say 'Can I just ask you about my child's leukemia' or 'My mum's dementia?' At dinner parties people ask him about their hemorrhoids, or in pubs on the various merits of vasectomy. He's even been approached by complete strangers in dimly lit streets eager to hear his take on methadone and whether or not the NHS should freely supply it. And they ask him what Lorraine Kelly is really like, of course...
Are you increasingly beset by 'tip-of-the-tongue' moments?
Are you increasingly beset by 'tip-of-the-tongue' moments? Do you forget names, dates and other vital information? Are you concerned that your memory is getting worse as you get older? Forgetting is a natural part of how the brain functions, but for some people it can still be a maddening or distressing experience.
In this book, Dr Hilary Jones and Rob Eastaway explain how memory works, why it sometimes goes wrong, and what practical steps you can take to build a stronger memory - debunking some popular myths along the way. Drawing on strategies and experiences of real people in their everyday lives, and using gentle humour, this book takes a refreshing look at memory, how to live with its defects and how to improve it.
Everything You Need to Know to Keep Your Child Healthy from Birth to 12 Years Old
It's natural for parents to worry that their child is ill, but recognising symptoms and how serious they might be from an early stage is not always easy. From its first publication, Your Child's Health has stood out as the most helpful, reassuring - and wide-ranging- book of its kind. Well known TV doctor Hilary Jones' advice is clear and straightforward and the book covers all aspects of children's health.
From working out if a tummy ache is the start of something more serious, to help on what to do if your baby is badly scalded, why your child seems to have constant colds, and much more, Hilary Jones gives you a thorough understanding of your children's growth and development and reveals simple ways to help keep them healthy. A comprehensive, easy-to-use A-Z of symptoms helps you to eliminate and recognise illnesses and decide on the best possible course of action.
Unrivaled in its scope and accessibility, this essential reference is a guaranteed cure for every worried parent.
How to Recognise and Relieve the Symptoms of Stress
In today's fast-moving, pressurised and overstretched world, stress is one of the biggest problems we face. But how often do we stop - or even slow down - to listen to what our bodies are telling us? The symptoms of stress may start as minor - tiredness, skin problems, headaches - but if ignored can lead to far more serious conditions.
Britain's best-loved TV doctor Hilary Jones knows from experience how difficult it is to relax amidst busy schedules, tight deadlines and demanding children. In his definitive guide to coping with stress in all its forms, he shows us: what stress really means - what can trigger it - and its obvious symptoms - strategies for coping - the way to a calmer lifestyle - through diet, exercise and relaxation techniques. This reassuring and authoritative book is a practical, understanding and calming antidote to life's pressures.
The menopause can be one of the hardest changes that a woman has to adapt to in her life - but it can also signal a new and positive beginning. Here in this frank and all-encompassing book, Dr Hilary Jones examines all the potential problems and dilemmas associated with this time.
Amongst other topics, he discusses how physical symptoms such as osteoporosis can be alleviated; the benefits and side effects of HRT, providing easy tests to help readers decide if it would work for them; and the effects of the menopause on a woman's sexuality. With chapters also dedicated to the psychological issues that many women can find hard to deal with, A Change for the Better gives its readers all the information they need to cope with their menopausal years.