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The Valedictorian of Being Dead: The True Story of Dying Ten Time...
by Heather B. Armstrong

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English

Pages

272

Publication Date

April 23, 2019

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<b>From <i>New York Times </i>bestselling author and blogger Heather B. Armstrong comes an honest and irreverent memoir—reminiscent of<i> </i>the <i>New York Times </i>bestseller <i>Brain on Fire</i>—about her experience as one of only a few people to participate in an experimental treatment for depression involving ten rounds of a chemically induced coma approximating brain death.</b><BR><BR>For years, Heather B. Armstrong has alluded to her struggle with depression on her website, <i>dooce</i>. It’s scattered throughout her archive, where it weaves its way through posts about pop culture, music, and motherhood. But in 2016, Heather found herself in the depths of a depression she just couldn’t shake, an episode darker and longer than anything she had previously experienced. She had never felt so discouraged by the thought of waking up in the morning, and it threatened to destroy her life. So, for the sake of herself and her family, Heather decided to risk it all by participating in an experimental clinical trial involving a chemically induced coma approximating brain death.<BR> <BR>Now, for the first time, Heather recalls the torturous eighteen months of suicidal depression she endured and the month-long experimental study in which doctors used propofol anesthesia to quiet all brain activity for a full fifteen minutes before bringing her back from a flatline. Ten times. The experience wasn’t easy. Not for Heather or her family. But a switch was flipped, and Heather hasn’t experienced a single moment of suicidal depression since.<BR> <BR>Disarmingly honest, self-deprecating, and scientifically fascinating, <i>The Valedictorian of Being Dead </i>brings to light a groundbreaking new treatment for depression.
The Diabetes Code: Prevent and Reverse Type 2 Diabetes Naturally
by Dr. Jason Fung

Language

English

Pages

288

Publication Date

April 03, 2018

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<p><em>From acclaimed author Dr. Jason Fung, a revolutionary guide to reversing diabetes.</em></p><br /><p> </p><br /><p>Dr. Jason Fung forever changed the way we think about obesity with his best-selling book, The Obesity Code. Now he has set out to do the same for type 2 diabetes.</p><br /><p>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><br /><p> </p><br /><p>Dr. Jason Fung forever changed the way we think about obesity with his best-selling book, The Obesity Code. Now he has set out to do the same for type 2 diabetes.</p><br /><p>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>
Undo It!: How Simple Lifestyle Changes Can Reverse Most Chronic D...
by , Anne Ornish

Language

English

Pages

498

Publication Date

January 08, 2019

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<b><b><b>NATIONAL BESTSELLER</b> </b>• Fight cancer, diabetes, heart disease, weight gain, and even the aging process itself with one simple, scientifically proven plan to reverse disease—as well as prevent and reduce symptoms—from the world-renowned pioneer of lifestyle medicine.</b><br /><br /> Dean Ornish, M.D., has directed revolutionary research proving, for the first time, that lifestyle changes can often reverse—undo!—the progression of many of the most common and costly chronic diseases and even begin reversing aging at a cellular level.<br /><br /> Medicare and many insurance companies now cover Dr. Ornish’s lifestyle medicine program for reversing chronic disease because it consistently achieves bigger changes in lifestyle, better clinical outcomes, larger cost savings, and greater adherence than have ever been reported—based on forty years of research published in the leading peer-reviewed medical and scientific journals.<br /><br /> Now, in this landmark book, he and Anne Ornish present a simple yet powerful new unifying theory explaining why these same lifestyle changes can reverse so many different chronic diseases and how quickly these benefits occur. They describe what it is, why it works, and how you can do it:<br /><br /> <i>• Eat well</i>: a whole foods, plant-based diet naturally low in fat and sugar and high in flavor. The “Ornish diet” has been rated “#1 for Heart Health” by <i>U.S. News & World Report</i> every year from 2011 to 2017. <br /> <i>• Move more</i>: moderate exercise such as walking<br /> <i>• Stress less</i>: including meditation and gentle yoga practices<br /> <i>• Love more</i>: how love and intimacy transform loneliness into healing<br /><br />With seventy recipes, easy-to-follow meal plans, tips for stocking your kitchen and eating out, recommended exercises, stress-reduction advice, and inspiring patient stories of life-transforming benefits—for example, several people improved so much after only nine weeks they were able to avoid a heart transplant—<i>Undo It! </i>empowers readers with new hope and new choices.<br /><br /><b>Praise for</b> <i><b>Undo It!</b></i><br /><br /> “The Ornishes’ work is elegant and simple and deserving of a Nobel Prize, since it can change the world!”<b>—Richard Carmona, M.D., MPH, FACS, seventeenth Surgeon General of the United States</b><br /><br /> “If you want to see what medicine will be like ten years from now, read this book today.”<b>—Rita F. Redberg, M.D., editor in chief, <i>JAMA Internal Medicine</i></b><br /><br /> “This is one of the most important books on health ever written.”<b>—John Mackey, CEO, Whole Foods Market</b>
Deep Medicine: How Artificial Intelligence Can Make Healthcare Hu...
by Eric Topol

Language

English

Pages

341

Publication Date

March 12, 2019

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<div><b>One of America's top doctors reveals how AI will empower physicians and revolutionize patient care </b></div> <div><br /></div> <div>Medicine has become inhuman, to disastrous effect. The doctor-patient relationship--the heart of medicine--is broken: doctors are too distracted and overwhelmed to truly connect with their patients, and medical errors and misdiagnoses abound. In <i>Deep Medicine</i>, leading physician Eric Topol reveals how artificial intelligence can help. AI has the potential to transform everything doctors do, from notetaking and medical scans to diagnosis and treatment, greatly cutting down the cost of medicine and reducing human mortality. By freeing physicians from the tasks that interfere with human connection, AI will create space for the real healing that takes place between a doctor who can listen and a patient who needs to be heard.</div> <div><br /></div> <div>Innovative, provocative, and hopeful, <i>Deep Medicine</i> shows us how the awesome power of AI can make medicine better, for all the humans involved.</div>
Mediterranean Diet for Beginners: Everything You Need to Get Star...
by Brandon Hearn

Language

English

Pages

90

Publication Date

January 22, 2019

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<h2><em><strong>Mediterranean Diet Named the Best Way to Get Healthy in 2019</strong></em></h2><p><strong>Here are the Main Reasons Why:</strong></p><ul><li><em>Surprise! No Calorie Counting</em></li><li><em>Fresh Food</em></li><li><em>You Can Eat Bread and Have Some Wine</em></li><li><em>You Won't Be Hungry</em></li><li><em>You Can Lose Weight</em></li><li><em>Your Heart Will Thank You</em></li><li><em>Fat Isn't Forbidden</em></li></ul><p><strong><em>The Mediterranean diet is high in fresh fruits and vegetables and low in red meat and sugar.</em></strong>The concept of the Mediterranean diet comes from the countries that border the Mediterranean sea, where people historically ate mainly produce, nuts, and healthy fats.<br /></p><p><em><strong>The diet can help with weight loss, heart health, and diabetes prevention.</strong></em></p><p>It<em><strong>'s more than a diet, it's a lifestyle</strong></em>. <em>The Mediterranean approach</em> to food is a way of eating that includes balanced, whole foods, and is a way of planning meals and snacks that take into account seasonal products. You can find most foods at your local grocery store and farmers’ markets.</p>
ANYWAY YOU CAN: Doctor Bosworth shares her mom's cancer journey. ...
by Annette Bosworth M.D.

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English

Pages

354

Publication Date

February 27, 2018

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"As a doctor the number one question I get from patients when they are faced with a scary choice in medicine today, 'Doc, what would you do?' This is the story of what happened when my 71 year old mother was dying of cancer. Tim Ferriss saved her life. This story will save yours," Annette Bosworth, MD.<br />In ANYWAY YOU CAN, Dr Bosworth shares her ‘accidental’ discovery of ketosis and its wide array of health benefits as she supplemented her mom’s chemotherapy with ketones. Her story of courage, faith, and tenacity helps young and old achieve better physical, mental, and emotional health through ketosis. Dr Bosworth inspires patients to become stewards of their own health through her leadership skills, public speaking and “sticky teachable moments.” When patients ask how to turn around their chronic health problem, she answers “Fight it ANYWAY YOU CAN. Ketones for Life.”<br />
Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness
by Susannah Cahalan

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English

Pages

300

Publication Date

November 13, 2012

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An award-winning memoir and instant <I>New York Times</I> bestseller that goes far beyond its riveting medical mystery, <I>Brain on Fire</I> is the powerful account of one woman’s struggle to recapture her identity.<BR><BR>When twenty-four-year-old Susannah Cahalan woke up alone in a hospital room, strapped to her bed and unable to move or speak, she had no memory of how she’d gotten there. Days earlier, she had been on the threshold of a new, adult life: at the beginning of her first serious relationship and a promising career at a major New York newspaper. Now she was labeled violent, psychotic, a flight risk. What happened? <BR> <BR>In a swift and breathtaking narrative, Susannah tells the astonishing true story of her descent into madness, her family’s inspiring faith in her, and the lifesaving diagnosis that nearly didn’t happen. “A fascinating look at the disease that…could have cost this vibrant, vital young woman her life” (<I>People</I>), <I>Brain on Fire</I> is an unforgettable exploration of memory and identity, faith and love, and a profoundly compelling tale of survival and perseverance that is destined to become a classic.
Bitten: The Secret History of Lyme Disease and Biological Weapons
by Kris Newby

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English

Pages

332

Publication Date

May 14, 2019

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<p>A riveting thriller reminiscent of <em>The Hot Zone</em>, this true story dives into the mystery surrounding one of the most controversial and misdiagnosed conditions of our time—Lyme disease—and of Willy Burgdorfer, the man who discovered the microbe behind it, revealing his secret role in developing bug-borne biological weapons, and raising terrifying questions about the genesis of the epidemic of tick-borne diseases affecting millions of Americans today.<br /><br />While on vacation on Martha’s Vineyard, Kris Newby was bitten by an unseen tick. That one bite changed her life forever, pulling her into the abyss of a devastating illness that took ten doctors to diagnose and years to recover: Newby had become one of the 300,000 Americans who are afflicted with Lyme disease each year.</p><p>As a science writer, she was driven to understand why this disease is so misunderstood, and its patients so mistreated. This quest led her to Willy Burgdorfer, the Lyme microbe’s discoverer, who revealed that he had developed bug-borne bioweapons during the Cold War, and believed that the Lyme epidemic was started by a military experiment gone wrong.</p><p>In a superb, meticulous work of narrative journalism, <em>Bitten</em> takes readers on a journey to investigate these claims, from biological weapons facilities to interviews with biosecurity experts and microbiologists doing cutting-edge research, all the while uncovering darker truths about Willy. It also leads her to uncomfortable questions about why Lyme can be so difficult to both diagnose and treat, and why the government is so reluctant to classify chronic Lyme as a disease.</p><p>A gripping, infectious page-turner, <em>Bitten</em> will shed a terrifying new light on an epidemic that is exacting an incalculable toll on us, upending much of what we believe we know about it. </p>
Food Guide For Reversing Type 2 Diabetes: 10 LIFE-THREATENING Foo...
by Richard Baker

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English

Pages

72

Publication Date

May 11, 2019

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<h2><strong>Discover 10 LIFE-THREATENING foods ALL diabetics MUST avoid</strong></h2><h2><strong>Learn about the top 30 HEALTHY AND DELICIOUS foods to ENJOY</strong></h2><h2><strong> And Uncover 10 MAGICAL superfoods to REVERSE type 2 diabetes</strong></h2><p>This is a food guide for people suffering from type 2 diabetes and prediabetes. Inside you will discover the most important foods and superfoods you should eat.</p><p>Most importantly, you will find out the 10 most life-threatening food for diabetics and why you should avoid them at all costs.</p><p>You will also uncover 10 so called “miracle” superfoods that help you control blood sugar and reverse type 2 diabetes.</p><h2><strong>HERE’S WHAT YOU’LL GET:</strong></h2><ul><li>A guide on the most dangerous foods you eat that secretly damage your health and puts you at a very serious risk as a diabetic</li><li><strong>The secret ingredient that will help you instantly lower blood sugar, that you can add to almost anything.</strong></li><li>You won’t have to give up the foods that you love, instead you will discover a way to use them for your advantage</li><li><strong>Plants are great for reversing type 2 diabetes, however, you don’t have to go on a complete vegan diet to heal. Discover what types of meat and fish are GOOD for diabetics</strong></li><li>A list of easily available superfoods that help you reverse type 2 diabetes and prediabetes</li><li><strong>Healthy alternatives to the most damaging foods you might be eating, that are equally (if not more) delicious!</strong></li><li>And much more…</li></ul><p>If you are sick and tired of high blood sugar, painful insulin injections and all the diabetic medications that cost you thousands a year, this book is a way out.</p><p>Avoid feeling aches and pains, fatigue and blurred vision. Discover how foods you eat affect you and what to do to naturally reverse type 2 diabetes or pre diabetes.</p><h2><strong>Click buy now button and begin your journey to a healthy, happy and fulfilled life.</strong></h2>
The Gene: An Intimate History
by Siddhartha Mukherjee

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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><b>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>).</b><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>).

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