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The Reason I Jump: The Inner Voice of a Thirteen-Year-Old Boy wit...
by Naoki Higashida

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English

Pages

194

Publication Date

August 27, 2013

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<b>“One of the most remarkable books I’ve ever read. It’s truly moving, eye-opening, incredibly vivid.”—Jon Stewart, <i>The Daily Show</i></b><br /><br /><b>NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY</b><br /><b>NPR • <i>The Wall Street Journal • Bloomberg Business • Bookish</i></b><br /><br /><b>FINALIST FOR THE BOOKS FOR A BETTER LIFE FIRST BOOK AWARD • <i>NEW YORK TIMES</i> BESTSELLER</b><br /><br />You’ve never read a book like <i>The Reason I Jump</i>. Written by Naoki Higashida, a very smart, very self-aware, and very charming thirteen-year-old boy with autism, it is a one-of-a-kind memoir that demonstrates how an autistic mind thinks, feels, perceives, and responds in ways few of us can imagine. Parents and family members who never thought they could get inside the head of their autistic loved one at last have a way to break through to the curious, subtle, and complex life within.<br />  <br /> Using an alphabet grid to painstakingly construct words, sentences, and thoughts that he is unable to speak out loud, Naoki answers even the most delicate questions that people want to know. Questions such as: “Why do people with autism talk so loudly and weirdly?” “Why do you line up your toy cars and blocks?” “Why don’t you make eye contact when you’re talking?” and “What’s the reason you jump?” (Naoki’s answer: “When I’m jumping, it’s as if my feelings are going upward to the sky.”) With disarming honesty and a generous heart, Naoki shares his unique point of view on not only autism but life itself. His insights—into the mystery of words, the wonders of laughter, and the elusiveness of memory—are so startling, so strange, and so powerful that you will never look at the world the same way again.<br />  <br /> In his introduction, bestselling novelist David Mitchell writes that Naoki’s words allowed him to feel, for the first time, as if his own autistic child was explaining what was happening in his mind. “It is no exaggeration to say that <i>The Reason I Jump</i> allowed me to round a corner in our relationship.” This translation was a labor of love by David and his wife, KA Yoshida, so they’d be able to share that feeling with friends, the wider autism community, and beyond. Naoki’s book, in its beauty, truthfulness, and simplicity, is a gift to be shared.<br /><br /><b>Praise for <i>The Reason I Jump</i></b><br /><br />“This is an intimate book, one that brings readers right into an autistic mind.”<b>—<i>Chicago Tribune </i>(Editor’s Choice)</b><br /><br />“Amazing times a million.”<b>—Whoopi Goldberg, <i>People</i></b><br /><br />“<i>The Reason I Jump</i> is a Rosetta stone. . . . This book takes about ninety minutes to read, and it will stretch your vision of what it is to be human.”<b>—Andrew Solomon, <i>The Times </i>(U.K.)</b><br /><br />“Extraordinary, moving, and jeweled with epiphanies.”<b><i>—The Boston Globe</i></b><br /> <br />“Small but profound . . . [Higashida’s] startling, moving insights offer a rare look inside the autistic mind.”<b>—<i>Parade</i></b><br /><br /><br /><i>From the Hardcover edition.</i>
The Complete Guide to Fasting: Heal Your Body Through Intermitten...
by , Jimmy Moore

Language

English

Pages

304

Publication Date

October 16, 2016

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Thousands of books have been written about the latest and greatest diets that will help people lose weight and improve health. But a key element in any successful nutritional health program is a tried-and-true method that most people haven't thought about—yet it could be revolutionary for taking health to the next level. This ancient secret is fasting.<br /><br />Fasting is not about starving oneself. When done right, it's an incredibly effective therapeutic approach that produces amazing results regardless of diet plan. In fact, Toronto-based nephrologist Dr. Jason Fung has used a variety of fasting protocols with more than 1,000 patients, with fantastic success. In <i>The Complete Guide to Fasting</i> he has teamed up with international bestselling author and veteran health podcaster Jimmy Moore to explain what fasting is really about, why it's so important, and how to fast in a way that improves health. Together, they make fasting as a therapeutic approach both practical and easy to understand.<br /><br /><i>The Complete Guide to Fasting</i> explains:<ul><li>why fasting is actually good for health</li><li>who can benefit from fasting (and who won't)</li><li>the history of fasting</li><li>the various ways to fast: intermittent, alternate-day, and extended fasting</li><li>what to expect when starting to fast</li><li>how to track progress while fasting</li><li>the weight loss effects of fasting</li><li>how to ward off potential negative effects from fasting</li></ul><br />The book also provides tools to help readers get started and get through their fasts, including a 7-Day Kick-Start Fasting Plan and healing liquid recipes.
How to Eat More Vegetables: A Concise Guide to Help You Eat and E...
by Martin Meadows

Language

English

Pages

120

Publication Date

September 04, 2018

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<p><b>Don’t Just Eat Your Veggies. Love to Eat Them— Every Day!</b></p><br /><p>You know that vegetables are good for you, but you’re still struggling to eat them regularly. You would like to take better care of your health, but there’s always something standing in the way: little time for shopping and cooking, a lack of knowledge what to eat, or your taste buds protesting the change.</p><br /><p>Eating veggies doesn’t have to be hard, and you too can learn to love eating them every day. It all comes down to some simple, but powerful actions you can take today to transform your health.</p><br /><p>Optimizing your diet can have an immense impact on your life, and vegetables are the closest thing to a magic pill. Written by bestselling personal development author, salad-addicted Martin Meadows, <i>How to Eat More Vegetables</i> is a concise guide to help you eat and enjoy this most important food for a fulfilling life. Advice described in the book includes, among others:</p><br /><p>- 5 techniques to <b>get motivated to eat more vegetables</b> (that have nothing to do with the “vegetables are good for you” argument).</p><br /><p>- What vegetables you should eat, divided into a low-return group of 13 vegetables and a top 20 high-return group (<b>learn which veggies give you the best bang for your buck</b>).</p><br /><p>- 11 highly effective <b>methods to eat vegetables every day</b> (including 58 vegetable-rich alternatives to popular, less healthy foods).</p><br /><p>- How to <b>enjoy the taste of vegetables</b> (including 3 specific strategies to use every day).</p><br /><p>- 6 strategies to <b>enjoy vegetables without adding too much fat to them</b> (you don’t have to coat your veggies with butter, cheese or dressing to enjoy the flavor).</p><br /><p>- 13 ways to <b>prepare vegetables to grab and go</b> (no more excuses that you can’t eat veggies because you’re rarely home).</p><br /><p>- 7 methods to <b>avoid boredom when eating veggies</b> (use them every day and you’ll keep things interesting forever).</p><br /><p>- How to <b>deal with fresh vegetables spoiling so quickly</b> (find out which vegetables last for at least two weeks).</p><br /><p>- <b>6 ideas if you can’t afford to buy more vegetables</b> (including a common excuse that shouldn’t hold you back).</p><br /><p>- 10 ways to <b>work vegetables into breakfast</b> (yes, you can eat veggies with every meal).</p><br /><p>- 7 tips to <b>deal with vegetables giving you digestive problems</b> (because eating veggies shouldn’t be uncomfortable).</p><br /><p>There’s no denying the fact that your health is paramount to your enjoyment of life.</p><br /><p>While you can’t control everything that happens to your body, you’re in control over your diet. Proper nutrition will lead to more energy, better appearance, and mental performance.</p><br /><p>Manifest your devotion to your loved ones and to yourself by eating vegetables every day. You only stand to gain.</p>
Becoming Ageless: The Four Secrets To Looking and Feeling Younger...
by Strauss Zelnick

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English

Pages

261

Publication Date

September 04, 2018

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Four secrets to looking and feeling younger than ever. Becoming Ageless presents a three-month, detailed diet and exercise plan to create a leaner, more muscular and happier you. <BR><BR>Developed by business mogul and fitness buff Strauss Zelnick--founder of the private equity firm Zelnick Media Capital and president and CEO of Take-Two Interactive, the company behind blockbuster video games such as <i>Grand Theft Auto</i> and <i>NBA2K-- </i>the strategies contained in <i>Becoming Ageless </i>are the same tactics that allowed Zelnick to evolve from a skinny, out-of-shape business executive (a workaholic wunderkind who headed the film studio 20th Century Fox in his early 30s) to one of the world's fittest and most physically active executives who reached his best-ever shape in his late 50s! "If you believe my fitness buddies," Zelnick writes, "I have a body that's aging in reverse...And <i>Becoming Ageless</i> is filled with the amazing tips and unique principles you'd find if you trained with me." 
The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of...
by Bessel van der Kolk MD

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English

Pages

465

Publication Date

September 25, 2014

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<b>“Essential reading for anyone interested in understanding and treating traumatic stress and the scope of its impact on society.” —Alexander McFarlane, Director of the Centre for Traumatic Stress Studies<br /><br />A pioneering researcher transforms our understanding of trauma and offers a bold new paradigm for healing in this <b><b><b><i>New York Times</i> Science bestseller</b></b></b></b><br /> <br />Trauma is a fact of life. Veterans and their families deal with the painful aftermath of combat; one in five Americans has been molested; one in four grew up with alcoholics; one in three couples have engaged in physical violence. Dr. Bessel van der Kolk, one of the world’s foremost experts on trauma, has spent over three decades working with survivors. In <i>The Body Keeps the Score</i>, he uses recent scientific advances to show how trauma literally reshapes both body and brain, compromising sufferers’ capacities for pleasure, engagement, self-control, and trust. He explores innovative treatments—from neurofeedback and meditation to sports, drama, and yoga—that offer new paths to recovery by activating the brain’s natural neuroplasticity. Based on Dr. van der Kolk’s own research and that of other leading specialists, <i>The Body Keeps the Score </i>exposes the tremendous power of our relationships both to hurt and to heal—and offers new hope for reclaiming lives.
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>
Radical Metabolism: A Powerful New Plan to Blast Fat and Reignite...
by Ann Louise Gittleman

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English

Pages

320

Publication Date

August 28, 2018

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<b>The award-winning <i>New York Times </i>bestselling author of the New Fat Flush series is back with a foolproof way to melt fat faster than ever<br /></b><br />Go beyond Keto and Paleo with <i>Radical Metabolism</i>, which reveals the secrets to reviving a sluggish over-40 metabolism--secrets that work even faster if you're in your 20s and 30s, or you suffer from thyroid issues. No matter your age, if you're a "slow loser" who wants to speed off stubborn pounds and keep those pounds off for good, then this book is for you.<br /><br />Inside <i>Radical Metabolism</i> you'll discover which "forbidden fats," forgotten flavors, and fat-busting beverages you must eat and drink in order to supercharge your metabolism--making weight loss easier than ever before. But weight loss is just the beginning. With this easy-to-follow program you'll also enjoy greater energy, balanced mood, healthier skin, and protection against autoimmunity, gallbladder issues, type II diabetes, and other devastating health problems.<br /><br />A breeze to use, the <i>Radical Metabolism</i> program consists of: <br /><ul><li>a 4-day Radical Intensive Cleanse designed to rest your digestive tract and detoxify your body</li><li>a 21-Day Radical Reboot where you'll learn exactly what combinations of foods to eat for results you can feel and see</li><li>a Maintenance Plan for a radically healthy life</li></ul>With menu plans, 50 sumptuous recipes, an extensive resource section,<i> Radical Metabolism </i>has everything you need to say supercharge your metabolism and transform your body into a fat-burning dynamo in just 21 days.<strong><br /></strong>
What to Expect When You're Expecting
by Heidi Murkoff

Language

English

Pages

656

Publication Date

May 31, 2016

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<DIV><B>A completely revised and updated edition of America’s pregnancy bible, the longest-running <I>New York Times</I> bestseller ever.</B><BR /><BR /> With 18.5 million copies in print, <I>What to Expect When You’re Expecting</I> is read by 93% of women who read a pregnancy book and was named one of the “Most Influential Books of the Last 25 Years” by <I>USA Today.</I><BR /><BR /> This cover-to-cover (including the cover!) new edition is filled with must-have information, advice, insight, and tips for a new generation of moms and dads. With <I>What to Expect</I>’s trademark warmth, empathy, and humor, it answers every conceivable question expecting parents could have, including dozens of new ones based on the ever-changing pregnancy and birthing practices and choices they face. Advice for dads is fully integrated throughout the book. All medical coverage is completely updated, including the latest on Zika virus, prenatal screening, and the safety of medications during pregnancy, as well as a brand-new section on postpartum birth control. Current lifestyle trends are incorporated, too: juice bars, raw diets, e-cigarettes, push presents, baby bump posting, the lowdown on omega-3 fatty acids, grass-fed and organic, health food fads, and GMOs. Plus expanded coverage of IVF pregnancy, multiple pregnancies, breastfeeding while pregnant, water and home births, and cesarean trends (including VBACs and “gentle cesareans”).<BR /><BR />  </DIV>
Designing Your Life: How to Build a Well-Lived, Joyful Life
by , Dave Evans

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English

Pages

269

Publication Date

September 20, 2016

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<b>#1 <i>New York Times Bestseller </i></b><br /><br /> <b>An inspiring and thought-provoking graduation gift: At last, a book that shows you how to build—<i>design—</i>a life you can thrive in, at any age or stage</b> <br /><br /> Designers create worlds and solve problems using design thinking. Look around your office or home—at the tablet or smartphone you may be holding or the chair you are sitting in. Everything in our lives was designed by someone. And every design starts with a problem that a designer or team of designers seeks to solve.<br /><br /> In this book, Bill Burnett and Dave Evans show us how design thinking can help us create a life that is both meaningful and fulfilling, regardless of who or where we are, what we do or have done for a living, or how young or old we are. The same design thinking responsible for amazing technology, products, and spaces can be used to <i>design and build </i>your career and your life, a life of fulfillment and joy, constantly creative and productive, one that always holds the possibility of surprise.<br /><br /> <br /> "<i>Designing Your Life</i> walks readers through the process of building a satisfying, meaningful life by approaching the challenge the way a designer would. Experimentation. Wayfinding. Prototyping. Constant iteration. You should read the book. Everyone else will." <br /> —Daniel Pink, bestselling author of <i>Drive</i><br />  <br /> “This [is] the career book of the next decade and . . . the go-to book that is read as a rite of passage whenever someone is ready to create a life they love.”<br /> —David Kelley, Founder of IDEO<br /><br /> “An empowering book based on their popular class of the same name at Stanford University . . . Perhaps the book’s most important lesson is that the only failure is settling for a life that makes one unhappy. With useful fact-finding exercises, an empathetic tone, and sensible advice, this book will easily earn a place among career-finding classics.”<br /> —<i>Publishers Weekly</i>
How Not to Die: Discover the Foods Scientifically Proven to Preve...
by , Gene Stone

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English

Pages

673

Publication Date

December 08, 2015

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<p><b>From the physician behind the wildly popular </b><b>NutritionFacts website</b><b>, <i>How Not to Die </i>reveals the groundbreaking scientific evidence behind the only diet that can prevent and reverse many of the causes of disease-related death.</b></p><p>The vast majority of premature deaths can be prevented through simple changes in diet and lifestyle. In <i>How Not to Die</i>, Dr. Michael Greger, the internationally-renowned nutrition expert, physician, and founder of NutritionFacts.org, examines the fifteen top causes of premature death in America-heart disease, various cancers, diabetes, Parkinson's, high blood pressure, and more-and explains how nutritional and lifestyle interventions can sometimes trump prescription pills and other pharmaceutical and surgical approaches, freeing us to live healthier lives.</p><p>The simple truth is that most doctors are good at treating acute illnesses but bad at preventing chronic disease. The fifteen leading causes of death claim the lives of 1.6 million Americans annually. This doesn't have to be the case. By following Dr. Greger's advice, all of it backed up by strong scientific evidence, you will learn which foods to eat and which lifestyle changes to make to live longer.</p><p>History of prostate cancer in your family? Put down that glass of milk and add flaxseed to your diet whenever you can. Have high blood pressure? Hibiscus tea can work better than a leading hypertensive drug-and without the side effects. Fighting off liver disease? Drinking coffee can reduce liver inflammation. Battling breast cancer? Consuming soy is associated with prolonged survival. Worried about heart disease (the number 1 killer in the United States)? Switch to a whole-food, plant-based diet, which has been repeatedly shown not just to prevent the disease but often stop it in its tracks.</p><p>In addition to showing what to eat to help treat the top fifteen causes of death, <i>How Not to Die</i> includes Dr. Greger's Daily Dozen -a checklist of the twelve foods we should consume every day.Full of practical, actionable advice and surprising, cutting edge nutritional science, these doctor's orders are just what we need to live longer, healthier lives.</p>

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