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A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived: The Human Story Retol...
by Adam Rutherford

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English

Pages

416

Publication Date

September 25, 2017

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<DIV>“<B>Nothing less than a tour de force—a heady amalgam of science, history, a little bit of anthropology and plenty of nuanced, captivating storytelling.”—<I>The New York Times Book Review</I></B><BR /><BR /> In our unique genomes, every one of us carries the story of our species—births, deaths, disease, war, famine, migration, and <I>a lot</I> of sex.<BR /><BR /> But those stories have always been locked away—until now.<BR /><BR /> Who are our ancestors? Where did they come from? Geneticists have suddenly become historians, and the hard evidence in our DNA has blown the lid off what we thought we knew. Acclaimed science writer Adam Rutherford explains exactly how genomics is completely rewriting the human story—from 100,000 years ago to the present.<BR /><BR /><I>A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived</I> will upend your thinking on Neanderthals, evolution, royalty, race, and even redheads. (For example, we now know that at least four human species once roamed the earth.) Plus, here is the remarkable, controversial story of how our genes made their way to the Americas—one that’s still being written, as ever more of us have our DNA sequenced.<BR /><BR /> Rutherford closes with “A Short Introduction to the Future of Humankind,” filled with provocative questions that we’re on the cusp of answering: Are we still in the grasp of natural selection? Are we evolving for better or worse? And . . . where do we go from here?</DIV>
The Gene: An Intimate History
by Siddhartha Mukherjee

Language

English

Pages

609

Publication Date

May 17, 2016

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<b>THE #1 <i>NEW YORK TIMES</i> BESTSELLER</b><BR> <b>A <i>New York Times</i> Notable Book<BR> A <i>Washington Post</i> and <i>Seattle Times</i> Best Book of the Year</b><BR> <BR>From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of <i>The Emperor of All Maladies</i>—a fascinating history of the gene and “a magisterial account of how human minds have laboriously, ingeniously picked apart what makes us tick” (<i>Elle</i>).<BR><BR>“Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee dazzled readers with his Pulitzer Prize-winning <i>The Emperor of All Maladies</i> in 2010. That achievement was evidently just a warm-up for his virtuoso performance in <i>The Gene: An Intimate History</i>, in which he braids science, history, and memoir into an epic with all the range and biblical thunder of <i>Paradise Lost</i>” (<i>The New York Times</i>). In this biography Mukherjee brings to life the quest to understand human heredity and its surprising influence on our lives, personalities, identities, fates, and choices.<BR> <BR>“Mukherjee expresses abstract intellectual ideas through emotional stories…[and] swaddles his medical rigor with rhapsodic tenderness, surprising vulnerability, and occasional flashes of pure poetry” (<i>The Washington Post</i>). Throughout, the story of Mukherjee’s own family—with its tragic and bewildering history of mental illness—reminds us of the questions that hang over our ability to translate the science of genetics from the laboratory to the real world. In riveting and dramatic prose, he describes the centuries of research and experimentation—from Aristotle and Pythagoras to Mendel and Darwin, from Boveri and Morgan to Crick, Watson and Franklin, all the way through the revolutionary twenty-first century innovators who mapped the human genome.<BR> <BR>“A fascinating and often sobering history of how humans came to understand the roles of genes in making us who we are—and what our manipulation of those genes might mean for our future” (<i>Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel</i>), <i>The Gene</i> is the revelatory and magisterial history of a scientific idea coming to life, the most crucial science of our time, intimately explained by a master. “<i>The Gene</i> is a book we all should read” (<i>USA TODAY</i>).
The Psychobiotic Revolution: Mood, Food, and the New Science of t...
by , Ted Dinan

Language

English

Pages

320

Publication Date

November 07, 2017

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Written by the leading researchers in the field, this information-rich guide to improving your mood explains how gut health drives psychological well-being, and how depression and anxiety can be relieved by adjusting your intestinal bacteria. <br /><br />This groundbreaking book explains the revolutionary new science of psychobiotics and the discovery that your brain health and state of mind are intimately connected to your microbiome, that four-pound population of microbes living inside your intestines. Leading medical researchers John F. Cryan and Ted Dinan, working with veteran journalist Scott C. Anderson, explain how common mental health problems, particularly depression and anxiety, can be improved by caring for the intestinal microbiome. Science is proving that a healthy gut means a healthy mind—and this book details the steps you can take to change your mood and improve your life by nurturing your microbiome.
What Doesn't Kill Us: How Freezing Water, Extreme Altitude, and E...
by Scott Carney

Language

English

Pages

288

Publication Date

January 03, 2017

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<div><b><i><span>What Doesn't Kill Us, </span></i></b><b><span>a<i> New York Times </i>bestseller, traces our evolutionary journey back to a time when survival depended on how well we adapted to the environment around us.</span></b><span> </span><span><br /><br /><span>Our ancestors crossed deserts, mountains, and oceans without even a whisper of what anyone today might consider modern technology. Those feats of endurance now seem impossible in an age where we take comfort for granted. But what if we could regain some of our lost evolutionary strength by simulating the environmental conditions of our </span></span><span>forebears? </span><span><br /><br /><span>Investigative journalist and anthropologist Scott Carney takes up the challenge to find out: Can we hack our bodies and use the environment to stimulate our inner biology? Helping him in his search for the answers is Dutch fitness guru Wim Hof, whose ability to control his body temperature in extreme cold has sparked a whirlwind of scientific study. Carney also enlists input from an Army scientist, a world-famous surfer, the founders of an obstacle course race movement, and ordinary people who have documented how they have cured autoimmune diseases, lost weight, and reversed diabetes. In the process, he chronicles his own transformational journey as he pushes his body and mind to the edge of endurance, a quest that culminates in a record-bending, 28-hour climb to the snowy peak of Mt. Kilimanjaro wearing nothing but a pair of running shorts and sneakers.</span><br /><br /><span>An ambitious blend of investigative reporting and participatory journalism, </span><i>What Doesn't Kill Us</i><span> explores the true connection between the mind and the body and reveals the science that allows us to push past our perceived limitations.</span></span><br /><span> </span></div>
Gut: The Inside Story of Our Body's Most Underrated Organ
by Giulia Enders

Language

English

Pages

282

Publication Date

May 24, 2015

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<div>Our gut is almost as important to us as our brain and yet we know very little about how it works. <I>Gut: The Inside Story</I> is an entertaining, informative tour of the digestive system from the moment we raise a tasty morsel to our lips until the moment our body surrenders the remnants to the toilet bowl. No topic is too lowly for the author’s wonder and admiration, from the careful choreography of breaking wind to the precise internal communication required for a cleansing vomit. Along the way, the author provides practical advice such as the best ways to sit on the toilet to have a comfortable bowel movement, how clean your kitchen should be for optimum gut health, and how different laxatives work. She tells stories of gut bacteria that can lead to obesity, autoimmune diseases, or even suicide, and she discusses the benefits of dietary supplements such as probiotics. This book is a fascinating primer for anyone interested in how our ideas about the gut are changing in the light of cutting-edge scientific research. In the words of the author, “We live in an era in which we are just beginning to understand just how complex the connections are between us, our food, our pets and the microscopic world in, on, and around us. We are gradually decoding processes that we used to believe were part of our inescapable destiny.”</div>
Super Immunity: The Essential Nutrition Guide for Boosting Your B...
by Joel Fuhrman

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English

Pages

306

Publication Date

September 20, 2011

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<p>In <em>Super Immunity</em>, world-renowned health expert and <em>New York Times </em>bestselling author of <em>Eat to Live</em> Dr. Joel Fuhrman offers a nutritional guide to help you live longer, stronger, and disease free.</p><p>Dr. Fuhrman doesn’t believe the secret to staying healthy lies in medical care—rather, the solution is to change the way we eat. With more than 85 plant-based recipes, a two-week menu plan, and lists of super foods that boost immunity, Dr. Fuhrman’s proven strategies combine the latest data from clinical tests, nutritional research, and results from thousands of patients .</p><p>Fans of Alejandro Junger’s <em>Clean</em>, Mark Hyman’s <em>Ultraprevention</em>, and T. Colin Campbell’s <em>The China Study</em> will appreciate Dr. Fuhrman’s practical plan to prevent and reverse disease—no shots, drugs or sick days required.</p>
Among the Reeds: The true Story of how a Family survived the Holo...
by Tammy Bottner

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English

Pages

278

Publication Date

June 06, 2017

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<h2>During the dark days of the Holocaust, a Jewish family struggles to survive. </h2><p>When her son was born, Tammy Bottner experienced flashbacks of being hunted by the Nazis. The strange thing is, these experiences didn’t happen to her. They happened to her grandmother decades earlier and thousands of miles away.</p><p>Back in Belgium, Grandma Melly made unthinkable choices in order to save her family during WWII, including sending her two-year-old son, Bottner’s father, into hiding in a lonely Belgian convent. Did the trauma that Tammy Bottner’s predecessors experience affect their DNA? Did she inherit the “memories” of the war-time trauma in her very genes?</p><p>In this moving family memoir, told partly from Melly’s perspective, the author, a physician, recounts the saga of her family’s experiences during the Holocaust. This tale, part history, part scientific reflection on epigenetics, takes the reader on a journey that may read like a novel, but is all the more fascinating for being true.</p><p></p><h2><u>Scroll up and grab a copy today!</u></h2>
The Autoimmune Solution: Prevent and Reverse the Full Spectrum of...
by Amy Myers M.D.

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English

Pages

400

Publication Date

January 27, 2015

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<p>Over 90 percent of the population suffers from inflammation or an autoimmune disorder. Until now, conventional medicine has said there is no cure. Minor irritations like rashes and runny noses are ignored, while chronic and debilitating diseases like Crohn's and rheumatoid arthritis are handled with a cocktail of toxic treatments that fail to address their root cause. But it doesn't have to be this way.</p><p>In <em>The Autoimmune Solution</em>, Dr. Amy Myers, a renowned leader in functional medicine, offers her medically proven approach to prevent a wide range of inflammatory-related symptoms and diseases, including allergies, obesity, asthma, cardiovascular disease, fibromyalgia, lupus, IBS, chronic headaches, and Hashimoto's thyroiditis.</p>
The Clever Gut Diet: How to Revolutionize Your Body from the Insi...
by Michael Mosley

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English

Pages

289

Publication Date

September 26, 2017

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From #1 <i>New York Times </i>bestselling author of <i>The Fast Diet</i> and <i>The 8-Week Blood Sugar Diet </i>comes a life-changing look at your gut—home to your “second brain”—and the crucial role it plays in your health and your weight.<BR><BR>Your gut is astonishingly clever. It contains millions of neurons—as many as you would find in the brain of a cat—and is home to the microbiome, an army of tiny organisms that influence your mood, your immune system, and even your appetite.<BR> <BR>In this groundbreaking book, Dr. Mosley takes us on a revelatory journey through the gut, showing how junk food and overuse of antibiotics have wiped out many “good” gut bacteria leading to a modern plague of allergies, food intolerances, and obesity. Drawing from the latest cutting-edge research, Dr. Mosley provides scientifically proven ways to control your cravings, boost your mood, and lose weight by feeding the “good” bacteria that keep you healthy and lean, while staving off “bad” bacteria that contribute to weight gain and disease.<BR> <BR>Dr. Mosley also shares a simple two-phase healing program, an effective way to repair and replenish the microbiome and to ease intestinal distress. Discover how foods like chocolate, red wine, and cheese can be part of a gut-healthy diet; how fasting can strengthen the gut and boost “good” bacteria; how changing your microbiome can undo the damage of yo-yo dieting; and how opening a window (and other simple acts) can improve gut health.<BR> <BR>Packed with delicious, healing recipes, meal plans, checklists, and tips, <i>The Clever Gut Diet </i>includes all the tools you need to transform your gut and your health for the rest of your life.
Anatomy and Physiology: Anatomy and Physiology Made Easy: A Conci...
by Phillip Vaughn

Language

English

Pages

317

Publication Date

June 08, 2016

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<h2><b>Master the Fundamentals of Anatomy & Physiology with This Concise Learning Guide</b></h2><br />This book adopts a layered approach to learning anatomy and physiology. It begins with an introduction to anatomical terms of location and orientation, before looking at the basic structural and functional unit of the life: the cell. In the fourth section, the structural organization of the human body and essential medical terminology are covered. This will equip you with the fundamental knowledge you need to embark upon your voyage around the human body. What follows is a thematic presentation of the essential body systems of the human body and their structural and functional significance.<br /><br />Covered in the Anatomy and Physiology Made Easy guide are the following areas:<br /><br /><ul><li>Anatomic Terms of the Human Body</li><li>Cells, DNA and Tissues</li><li>Structural Organization and Essential Medical Terminology</li><li>Musculoskeletal System</li><li>Neurosensory System and the Sense Organs</li><li>Integumentary System</li><li>Endocrine System</li><li>Cardiovascular System</li><li>Hematologic System</li><li>Lymphatic System and Immunity</li><li>Respiratory System</li><li>Gastrointestinal System</li><li>Urinary System</li><li>Reproductive System</li><li>Fluids, Electrolytes, and Acid-Base Balance</li><li>Nutrition and Metabolism</li></ul><br /><br />All off this is presented with clear explanations, diagrams, and illustrations.<br /><br /><br /><h2><b>Download This Book Now and Kickstart Your Anatomy & Physiology Mastery!</b></h2>

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