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How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Tea...
by Michael Pollan

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English

Pages

477

Publication Date

May 15, 2018

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<b><b>A brilliant and brave investigation by Michael Pollan, author of five <i>New York Times</i> best sellers, into the medical and scientific revolution taking place around psychedelic drugs--and the spellbinding story of his own life-changing psychedelic experiences </b></b><br /><br />When Michael Pollan set out to research how LSD and psilocybin (the active ingredient in magic mushrooms) are being used to provide relief to people suffering from difficult-to-treat conditions such as depression, addiction and anxiety, he did not intend to write what is undoubtedly his most personal book. But upon discovering how these remarkable substances are improving the lives not only of the mentally ill but also of healthy people coming to grips with the challenges of everyday life, he decided to explore the landscape of the mind in the first person as well as the third. Thus began a singular adventure into various altered states of consciousness, along with a dive deep into both the latest brain science and the thriving underground community of psychedelic therapists. Pollan sifts the historical record to separate the truth about these mysterious drugs from the myths that have surrounded them since the 1960s, when a handful of psychedelic evangelists inadvertently catalyzed a powerful backlash against what was then a promising field of research.<br /><br />A unique and elegant blend of science, memoir, travel writing, history, and medicine, <i>How to Change Your Mind</i> is a triumph of participatory journalism. By turns dazzling and edifying, it is the gripping account of a journey to an exciting and unexpected new frontier in our understanding of the mind, the self, and our place in the world. The true subject of Pollan's "mental travelogue" is not just psychedelic drugs but also the eternal puzzle of human consciousness and how, in a world that offers us both suffering and joy, we can do our best to be fully present and find meaning in our lives.
The Book of Why: The New Science of Cause and Effect
by , Dana Mackenzie

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English

Pages

432

Publication Date

May 15, 2018

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<div><b>A Turing Award-winning computer scientist and statistician shows how understanding causality has revolutionized science and will revolutionize artificial intelligence</b></div><div><b><br /></b></div><div>"Correlation is not causation." This mantra, chanted by scientists for more than a century, has led to a virtual prohibition on causal talk. Today, that taboo is dead. The causal revolution, instigated by Judea Pearl and his colleagues, has cut through a century of confusion and established causality--the study of cause and effect--on a firm scientific basis. His work explains how we can know easy things, like whether it was rain or a sprinkler that made a sidewalk wet; and how to answer hard questions, like whether a drug cured an illness. Pearl's work enables us to know not just whether one thing causes another: it lets us explore the world that is and the worlds that could have been. It shows us the essence of human thought and key to artificial intelligence. Anyone who wants to understand either needs <i>The Book of Why</i>.<br /><br /></div><div><br /></div>
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Made Simple: 10 Strategies for Manag...
by Seth J Gillihan PhD

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English

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May 08, 2018

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<p><strong>In his new book, the author of the bestselling <em>Retrain Your Brain: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in 7 Days</em> delivers 10 easy, yet essential strategies for applying CBT to everyday issues with <em>Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Made Simple</em>.</strong></p><p>Cognitive behavioral therapy is a proven form of psychotherapy that is often the first-line of treatment recommended for managing depression, anxiety, worry, and other common issues. <em>Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Made Simple</em> delivers a simplified approach to learning the most essential parts of cognitive behavioral therapy and applying them to your life.</p><p>Written by licensed psychologist and bestselling author Seth Gillihan, <em>Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Made Simple</em> replaces workbook pages and technical language with quick and highly accessible cognitive behavioral therapy strategies that can be used on an as-needed basis.</p><p>Presented with simple and straightforward language, <em>Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Made Simple</em> encourages readers to succeed with:</p><ul><li><strong>Practical explanations of 10 essential CBT principles</strong>—such as challenging negative thought patterns, behavioral activation, and overcoming procrastination—organized in a similar structure to in-person cognitive behavioral therapy</li><li><strong>Supportive guidance for creating goals</strong> and outlining strategies to help yourself meet them</li><li><strong>Helpful self-evaluation sections</strong> to help you track your progress and reflect on what you’ve learned using cognitive behavioral therapy</li></ul><p>For people who are interested in realizing the proven benefits of CBT, <em>Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Made Simple</em> is a vital resource that will promote personal growth as you overcome challenges and improve your wellbeing.</p>
Medical Medium Thyroid Healing: The Truth behind Hashimoto's, Gra...
by Anthony William

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English

Pages

309

Publication Date

November 07, 2017

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<p>The thyroid is the new hot topic in health. Across age groups, from baby boomers and their parents to millennials and even children, more and more people—women especially—are hearing that their thyroids are to blame for their fatigue, weight gain, brain fog, memory issues, aches and pains, tingles and numbness, insomnia, hair loss, hot flashes, sensitivity to cold, constipation, bloating, anxiety, depression, heart palpitations, loss of libido, restless legs, and more. Everyone wants to know how to free themselves from the thyroid trap.</p><p>As the thyroid has gotten more and more attention, though, these symptoms haven’t gone away—people aren’t healing. Labeling someone with “Hashimoto’s,” “hypothyroidism,” or the like doesn’t explain the myriad health issues that person may experience. That’s because there’s a pivotal truth that goes by unnoticed: A thyroid problem is not the ultimate reason for a person’s illness. A problematic thyroid is yet one more symptom of something much larger than this one small gland in the neck. It’s something much more pervasive in the body, something invasive, that’s responsible for the laundry list of symptoms and conditions attributed to thyroid disease.</p><p>In <i>Medical Medium Thyroid Healing</i>, Anthony William, the Medical Medium, reveals an entirely new take on the epidemic of thyroid illness. Empowering readers to become their own thyroid experts, he explains in detail what the source problem really is, including what’s going on with inflammation, autoimmune disease, and dozens more symptoms and conditions, then offers a life-changing toolkit to rescue the thyroid and bring readers back to health and vitality. It’s an approach unlike any other, and as his millions of fans and followers will tell you, it’s the approach that gets results.</p>
Beauty in the Broken Places: A Memoir of Love, Faith, and Resilie...
by Allison Pataki

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English

Pages

254

Publication Date

May 01, 2018

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<b>“An inspiring, intimate memoir about faith, resilience and the tenacity of love.”—<i>People</i></b><br /><br /><b>“In this emotional tale, a young couple see their lives changed in the blink of an eye—and learn to find love again.”—<i>US Weekly</i></b><br /><br /> Five months pregnant, on a flight to their “babymoon,” Allison Pataki turned to her husband when he asked if his eye looked strange and watched him suddenly lose consciousness. After an emergency landing, she discovered that Dave—a healthy thirty-year-old athlete and surgical resident—had suffered a rare and life-threatening stroke. Next thing Allison knew, she was sitting alone in the ER in Fargo, North Dakota, waiting to hear if her husband would survive the night.<br /><br /> When Dave woke up, he could not carry memories from hour to hour, much less from one day to the next. Allison had lost the Dave she knew and loved when he lost consciousness on the plane. Within a few months, she found herself caring for both a newborn and a sick husband, struggling with the fear of what was to come.<br /><br /> As a way to make sense of the pain and chaos of their new reality, Allison started to write daily letters to Dave. Not only would she work to make sense of the unfathomable experiences unfolding around her, but her letters would provide Dave with the memories he could not make on his own. She was writing to preserve their past, protect their present, and fight for their future. Those letters became the foundation of this beautiful, intimate memoir. And in the process, she fell in love with her husband all over again.<br /><br /> This is a manifesto for living, an ultimately uplifting story about the transformative power of faith and resilience. It’s a tale of a man’s turbulent road to recovery, the shifting nature of marriage, and the struggle of loving through pain and finding joy in the broken places.<br /><br /><b>Praise for <i>Beauty in the Broken Places</i></b><br /><br />“Bold and commendable . . . A strength of this memoir is [Allison Pataki’s] scrupulous honesty.”<b>—<i>USA Today</i></b><br /><br />“A memoir about . . . determination and gratitude, and the value of putting one foot in front of another during a crisis.”<b>—<i>The Washington Post</i></b><br /><br /> “Heart-wrenching.”<b>—</b><i><b>Women’s Health</b><br /></i><br />“Powerful and immersive . . . Pataki delivers an insightful look at how two people faced a life-altering test as a team ‘fighting to make the dreams of our future possible.’”—<i><b><i>Publishers Weekly</i> </b></i><b>(starred review)</b>
Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End
by Atul Gawande

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English

Pages

297

Publication Date

October 07, 2014

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<p><b></b><br /><b>In <i>Being Mortal</i>, bestselling author Atul Gawande tackles the hardest challenge of his profession: how medicine can not only improve life but also the process of its ending</b><br /><b></b><br />Medicine has triumphed in modern times, transforming birth, injury, and infectious disease from harrowing to manageable. But in the inevitable condition of aging and death, the goals of medicine seem too frequently to run counter to the interest of the human spirit. Nursing homes, preoccupied with safety, pin patients into railed beds and wheelchairs. Hospitals isolate the dying, checking for vital signs long after the goals of cure have become moot. Doctors, committed to extending life, continue to carry out devastating procedures that in the end extend suffering.</p><p>Gawande, a practicing surgeon, addresses his profession's ultimate limitation, arguing that quality of life is the desired goal for patients and families. Gawande offers examples of freer, more socially fulfilling models for assisting the infirm and dependent elderly, and he explores the varieties of hospice care to demonstrate that a person's last weeks or months may be rich and dignified.<br />Full of eye-opening research and riveting storytelling, <i>Being Mortal</i> asserts that medicine can comfort and enhance our experience even to the end, providing not only a good life but also a good end.</p>
Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams
by Matthew Walker

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English

Pages

369

Publication Date

October 03, 2017

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<b>A <i>New York Times</i> bestseller</b><BR> <BR>The first sleep book by a leading scientific expert—Professor Matthew Walker, Director of UC Berkeley’s Sleep and Neuroimaging Lab—reveals his groundbreaking exploration of sleep, explaining how we can harness its transformative power to change our lives for the better.<BR><BR>Sleep is one of the most important but least understood aspects of our life, wellness, and longevity. Until very recently, science had no answer to the question of why we sleep, or what good it served, or why we suffer such devastating health consequences when we don't sleep. Compared to the other basic drives in life—eating, drinking, and reproducing—the purpose of sleep remained elusive.<BR> <BR> An explosion of scientific discoveries in the last twenty years has shed new light on this fundamental aspect of our lives. Now, preeminent neuroscientist and sleep expert Matthew Walker gives us a new understanding of the vital importance of sleep and dreaming. Within the brain, sleep enriches our ability to learn, memorize, and make logical decisions. It recalibrates our emotions, restocks our immune system, fine-tunes our metabolism, and regulates our appetite. Dreaming mollifies painful memories and creates a virtual reality space in which the brain melds past and present knowledge to inspire creativity.<BR> <BR> Walker answers important questions about sleep: how do caffeine and alcohol affect sleep? What really happens during REM sleep? Why do our sleep patterns change across a lifetime? How do common sleep aids affect us and can they do long-term damage? Charting cutting-edge scientific breakthroughs, and synthesizing decades of research and clinical practice, Walker explains how we can harness sleep to improve learning, mood, and energy levels; regulate hormones; prevent cancer, Alzheimer’s, and diabetes; slow the effects of aging; increase longevity; enhance the education and lifespan of our children, and boost the efficiency, success, and productivity of our businesses. Clear-eyed, fascinating, and accessible, <i>Why We Sleep</i> is a crucial and illuminating book.
The Science of Mental Toughness: Master Your Brains Emotions To O...
by Tom Warr

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English

Pages

100

Publication Date

April 29, 2018

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<h2>Feeling lost about how to effectively treat disturbing intrusive thoughts? Do you lack focus on what’s important and feel daily anxiety?</h2><br />If you want clarity and peace of mind, <b>this book is for you.</b><br /><br />All of us deal with an excessive amount of expectation surrounding us about what to do with our lives: become richer, lose weight, be a better person, think more positive, more more more… We have so many expectations, obligations, and duties and not enough energy to keep up with them. <u>But do we really?</u><br /><br />Your greatest barrier to a better life is your own mind.<br /> <br />The solution you’re seeking for is right in front of you. <b>The Science of Mental Toughness</b> will help you to understand your thoughts, organize them and attach the appropriate action to them. Mental clarity equals peace of mind. The goal of this book is simple: <u>free your mind from destructive thoughts, help you adopt new, constructive habits, and release you from tension.</u><br /><br />Your mind becomes more creative once released from burdens.<h2><br />Here are just a few of the <u>problems’ that will never bother you again: IMAGINE…</u></h2><li><b>How can you stop overthinking<br /></b></li><br /><li>How to let go of others’ expectations (and your own)<br /></li><br /><li><b>The main causes of mental clutter <br /></b></li><br /><li>How to stop talking and start acting<br /></li><br /><li><b>How to rephrase your negative thoughts<br /></b><br /></li><li>Understand what makes Your mind tick<br /></li><br /><li><b>Confront anxiety head-on!<br /></b></li><br /><li>Challenge unhelpful, intrusive thoughts<br /></li><br /><li><b>Build a better relationship with yourself<br /></b></li><br /><li>Break bad habits and enjoy life!<br /><br /></li><li><b>Having an AMAZING ability to make better decisions by knowing what you actually want<br /></b></li><br /><li>The excact foods to eat to INSTANTLY feel a amazing<br /><br /><b>And so much more</b><br /><br /><b>The Science of Mental Toughness</b> equips you with the most effective techniques for overcoming depression, anxiety, and intrusive thoughts. These are long-term solutions that have stood the test of time and scientific rigor.<br /><br />You have my <b>personal guarantee</b> that you'll start seeing a difference or I will happily refund your money.<br /><br /><h2><u>Click <b>Buy Now</b> to lock your discounted price for a limited time only</u></h2></li>
The Diabetes Code: Prevent and Reverse Type 2 Diabetes Naturally
by Jason Fung

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English

Pages

288

Publication Date

April 03, 2018

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<p class="book_description"><em>From acclaimed author Dr. Jason Fung, a revolutionary guide to reversing diabetes.</em></p><br /><br /><p class="book_description"<p class="book_description"> Dr. Jason Fung forever changed the way we think about obesity with his best-selling book, <em>The Obesity Code</em>. Now he has set out to do the same for type 2 diabetes.</p><p class="book_description">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.</p>
How to Make Disease Disappear
by Rangan Chatterjee

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English

Pages

240

Publication Date

May 01, 2018

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<p>A much-needed program to prevent and reverse disease, and discover a path to sustainable, long-term health from an acclaimed international doctor and star of the BBC program <em>Doctor in the House.</em></p><p><em>How to Make Disease Disappear</em> is Dr. Rangan Chatterjee’s revolutionary, yet simple guide to better health—a much-needed, accessible plan that will help you take back control of your health and your life.</p><p>A physician dedicated to finding the root cause of ill health rather than simply suppressing symptoms with drugs, Dr. Chatterjee passionately advocates and follows a philosophy that lifestyle and nutrition are first-line medicine and the cornerstone of good health. Drawing on cutting edge research and his own experiences as a doctor, he argues that the secret to preventing disease and achieving wellness revolves around four critical pillars: food, relaxation, sleep, and movement. By making small, incremental changes in each of these key areas, you can create and maintain good health—and alleviate and prevent illness. As Dr. Chatterjee, reveals we can reverse and make disease disappear without a complete overhaul of our lifestyle.</p><p>His dynamic, user-friendly approach is not about excelling at any one pillar. What matters is balance in every area of your life, which includes:</p><ul><li>Me-time every day</li><li>An electronic-free Sabbath once a week</li><li>Retraining your taste buds</li><li>Daily micro-fasts</li><li>Movement snacking</li><li>A bedtime routine</li></ul><p>Practical and life-changing, <em>How to Make Disease Disappear</em> is an inspiring and easy-to-follow guide to better health and happiness.</p>

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