#FridayFreebie – Coping with Schizophrenia

Our #FridayFreebie this week is a book we published around two years ago, but one that tackles a timeless and vital topic.


Coping with Schizophrenia, by Professor Kevin Gournay and Debbie Robson, is a warmly written expert guide by two leaders in the field. Covering the classic symptoms such as hallucinations and hearing voices, there are also contributions from people with schizophrenia and their families.

We’ll be giving away one copy on Twitter and one via Facebook over the weekend, and it is also available on Amazon.


Sheldon Press: The October Release

Following on from our exciting September releases, Sheldon Press is delighted to announce the publication in October 2016 of a new book on Gestational Diabetes. By Dr Paul Grany, Gestational Diabetes: your survival guide to diabetes in pregnancy is a helpful new book on a surprisingly common problem.


Gestational diabetes, or diabetes during pregnancy, is an increasingly common medical condition, affecting around 35,000 women in England and Wales each year, with a threefold increase in diagnosis in the number of people diagnosed in the past ten years. A diagnosis of diabetes in pregnancy can be stressful and overwhelming and there are often more questions than answers, from ‘why me’? to ‘what’s safe to eat?’ to what’s going to happen to my baby’?

This book, written by by a leading consultant diabetologist, provides a practical, no nonsense approach to understanding the condition, reducing risks and achieving the balance of blood sugar that is crucial to a healthy outcome.

Topics include:

What is gestational diabetes?
Coming to terms with the diagnosis
Ante-natal care and support
Diet and lifestyle 
Medication to help protect you and your baby
Getting ready for delivery
Your baby’s birth and afterwards 
Diet plans and recipes

Gestational Diabetes releases to the general public on the 20th of October – but you can preorder your copy via Amazon now.

#Friday Freebie – The Irritable Bowel Diet Book

Our #FridayFreebie this week is a book we published more than three years ago, but one that tackles a timeless and vital topic.


The Irritable Bowel Diet Book is a helpful and authoritative guide to adjusting your diet to deal with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). Packed with information and calm, useful advice, it is a great little book on a problem that affects millions of people.

We’ll be giving away one copy on Twitter and one via Facebook over the weekend, and it is also available on Amazon.


A Sneak peek at our October Release!


Sheldon Press is proud to be publishing Gestational Diabetes: Simple ways to look after you and your baby’s health, by Dr Paul Grant.

Dr Grant is a consultant diabetologist at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford. He trained at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals in London. He has a background in medical writing and publishing, including a stint as the editor of Clinical Medicine, he is at present the Editor in Chief of the British Journal of Diabetes.

We’ll have more about this helpful new book soon, but for now you can find out more and preorder the book on Amazon!

#FridayFreebie – Overcoming Gambling

Our #FridayFreebie this week is a book we published around two years ago, but one that tackles a timeless and vital topic.

fridayfreebies (12).pngOvercoming Gambling: a guide for problem and compulsive gamblers is a brilliant compilation of inspiration, reflection and advice from someone who has broken free of the devastation that this compulsion can cause.

We’ll be giving away one copy on Twitter and one via Facebook over the weekend, and it is also available on Amazon.


Coping with Diverticulitis -About the Author

This short blog post considers the need for this book, and provides information about the book’s author.


Coping with Diverticulitis: Soothe and heal your gut (revised and updated)

Peter Cartwright

For anyone who suffers from abdominal pain, bloating, fever, nausea, vomiting, chills, rectal bleeding and constipation or diarrhoea, this might be because of diverticulitis. Diverticulitis is an extremely common disease caused by inflamed diverticula, which are pouches in one’s colon that are themselves produced by a process known as diverticulosis. Diverticulosis is even more common than diverticulitis; in fact, only around twenty per cent of those with diverticulosis end up with diverticulitis or any symptoms at all. Doctors do not fully understand why diverticulosis occurs, though ultimately they believe it is caused by one having a diet that is low in fibre, which leads to higher pressure inside the colon.

In this book, Peter Cartwright discusses the different types of diverticular disease, the diagnosis and the various tests, the treatment (including bowel rest and antibiotics), and the benefits of exercise. He also explains how one can boost the amount of fibre in their diet. Another key part of the guide is Cartwright’s analysis of the psychological and lifestyle aspects of diverticular disease.

Cartwright has 17 years of experience in working for patient and self-help associations, which includes time spent as the Assistant Director of the National Association for Colitis and Crohn’s Disease. He is also a former Trustee of the Bladder and Bowel Foundation. He has Master’s degrees in Microbiology and Sociology and a Bachelor’s degree in Biomedicine.

You can pre-order this expanded and updated version from Amazon.

Join Author Caroline Latham!

Sheldon Press author Caroline Latham, whose popular recent Sheldon Mindfulness Guide: Compassion explores the importance of compassion through the lens of mindfulness, is hosting a workshop at Heythrop College in London on the 16th of October.


The workshop focuses on how compassion and clearing negativity can help you feel better, and thus live better. Tickets are available through alternatives.org.uk.

The Holistic Guide for Cancer Survivors – a closer look


Today, more people than ever survive cancer. Some two million people – about 1 in every 33 of the UK population as a whole – are survivors, and doctors expect this figure to reach four million by 2030. Many cancers are increasingly chronic diseases, and holistic management is common, often over a period of several years. The Holistic Guide for Cancer Survivors offers balanced, informative advice on how to ease symptoms and the side effects of treatment, and how to live more comfortably in the long term.

Topics include: understanding cancer, the cancer journey – defining a survivor, conventional treatments, the right diet, complementary and alternative remedies that can help, ensuring treatment is safe, looking at what is meant by an anti-cancer lifestyle, spirituality, healing and support.

Whether you are managing chronic health problems or adjusting psychologically, this impeccably researched and reassuring book can help you live a full life during and after your cancer treatment.

*This is not intended to replace advice from a doctor.*

In spite of remarkable advances in medicine, many people still regard cancer as a ‘death sentence’. Whilst mortality rates have fallen in the last decade, the number of deaths continues to rise. One reason for this is that people are living for longer, thus the chance of developing cancer increases. However, today more people than ever either survive cancer or are able to live better for more time. Unfortunately, cancer survivors have actually suffered from other problems as a result of the improvements in ‘screening, diagnosis and treatment’. This includes heart disease, but not the psychological and emotional issues that affect the survivor and their family, such as self-consciousness. This book aims to help people combat these issues, during and after treatment, regardless of whether the cancer is curable.

Greener discusses the cancer ‘journey’, detailing the three stages: treatment, recovery and maintenance, and the effects on patients both physically and emotionally during this time. He also talks about complementary and alternative medicines (CAMs) and how they can be used to improve the quality of a patient’s life. He makes a point of explaining just how personal one’s cancer experience is, and that it is ‘often difficult and at times frightening’.

Greener stresses that this book should be used in conjunction with the advice of one’s doctor, which is the most important thing and should be prioritised.

You can pre-order this brilliant new book via Amazon now.

Coping with Diverticulitis – a closer look

Peter Cartwright’s Coping with Diverticulitis is one of Sheldon Press’s best-ever selling titles, with more than 10,000 copies out in the wild. This helpful guide to soothing and healing your gut, has been revised and updated for 2016.


Diverticular disease is extremely common, with half of all people in Europe and North America developing it. There are currently an estimated 60,000 new cases of diverticulitis a year in the UK, with a total of 450,000 people experiencing symptoms.

This new edition of Coping with Diverticulitis offers a comprehensive and up to date guide to diverticular disease. It examines the role of probiotics, how the right diet may help, and what the doctor can offer.

But don’t take our word for it! Two different experts on the topic have recommended this book:

Lesley Woolnough, Executive Director of Incontact, a national bladder and bowel charity, said:

This is a very helpful book for people with diverticular disease and their families and close friends. It is clearly written and easy to understand!

Dr Kevin Whelan, Lecturer in Nutritional Sciences at Kings College London, said:

This book, and in particular the chapter relating to diet, provides the rare combination of scientific accuracy and readability . . . essential reading for patients.

If this short blog post has piqued your interest, then you can pre-order the new edition via Amazon now.