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When Breath Becomes Air
by Paul Kalanithi

Language

English

Pages

231

Publication Date

January 12, 2016

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<b>#1 <i>NEW YORK TIMES</i> BESTSELLER • PULITZER PRIZE FINALIST • T<b><b><b>his inspiring, exquisitely observed memoir finds hope and beauty in the face of insurmountable odds as an idealistic young neurosurgeon attempts to answer the question <i>What makes a life worth living?</i></b></b></b></b><br /><br /> <b>NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY</b> <b><i>The New York Times Book Review • People • </i>NPR<i> • The Washington Post • Slate • Harper’s Bazaar • Time Out New York • Publishers Weekly • BookPage</i></b><br /><br /> <b>Finalist for the PEN Center USA Literary Award in Creative Nonfiction and the Books for a Better Life Award in Inspirational Memoir</b><br /><br />At the age of thirty-six, on the verge of completing a decade’s worth of training as a neurosurgeon, Paul Kalanithi was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer. One day he was a doctor treating the dying, and the next he was a patient struggling to live. And just like that, the future he and his wife had imagined evaporated. <i>When Breath Becomes Air</i> chronicles Kalanithi’s transformation from a naïve medical student “possessed,” as he wrote, “by the question of what, given that all organisms die, makes a virtuous and meaningful life” into a neurosurgeon at Stanford working in the brain, the most critical place for human identity, and finally into a patient and new father confronting his own mortality.<br /><br /> What makes life worth living in the face of death? What do you do when the future, no longer a ladder toward your goals in life, flattens out into a perpetual present? What does it mean to have a child, to nurture a new life as another fades away? These are some of the questions Kalanithi wrestles with in this profoundly moving, exquisitely observed memoir.<br /><br /> Paul Kalanithi died in March 2015, while working on this book, yet his words live on as a guide and a gift to us all. “I began to realize that coming face to face with my own mortality, in a sense, had changed nothing and everything,” he wrote. “Seven words from Samuel Beckett began to repeat in my head: ‘I can’t go on. I’ll go on.’” <i>When Breath Becomes Air</i> is an unforgettable, life-affirming reflection on the challenge of facing death and on the relationship between doctor and patient, from a brilliant writer who became both.
The End of Alzheimer's: The First Program to Prevent and Reverse ...
by Dale Bredesen

Language

English

Pages

316

Publication Date

August 22, 2017

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<b>The instant <i>New York Times</i> and <i>Wall Street Journal</i> bestseller<br /><br />A groundbreaking plan to prevent and reverse Alzheimer’s Disease that fundamentally changes how we understand cognitive decline.</b><br />  <br /> Everyone knows someone who has survived cancer, but until now no one knows anyone who has survived Alzheimer's Disease.  <br />  <br /> In this paradigm shifting book, Dale Bredesen, MD, offers real hope to anyone looking to prevent and even reverse Alzheimer's Disease and cognitive decline.  Revealing that AD is not one condition, as it is currently treated, but three, <i>The End of Alzheimer’s</i> outlines 36 metabolic factors (micronutrients, hormone levels, sleep) that can trigger "downsizing" in the brain. The protocol shows us how to rebalance these factors using lifestyle modifications like taking B12, eliminating gluten, or improving oral hygiene. <br />  <br /> The results are impressive. Of the first ten patients on the protocol, nine displayed significant improvement with 3-6 months; since then the protocol has yielded similar results with hundreds more. Now, <i>The End of Alzheimer’s</i> brings new hope to a broad audience of patients, caregivers, physicians, and treatment centers with a fascinating look inside the science and a complete step-by-step plan that fundamentally changes how we treat and even think about AD.
The Obesity Code: Unlocking the Secrets of Weight Loss
by Dr. Jason Fung

Language

English

Pages

330

Publication Date

March 03, 2016

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<div>Everything you believe about how to lose weight is wrong. Weight gain and obesity are driven by hormones—in everyone—and only by understanding the effects of insulin and insulin resistance can we achieve lasting weight loss.<BR><BR>In this highly readable and provocative book, Dr. Jason Fung sets out an original, robust theory of obesity that provides startling insights into proper nutrition. In addition to his five basic steps, a set of lifelong habits that will improve your health and control your insulin levels, Dr. Fung explains how to use intermittent fasting to break the cycle of insulin resistance and reach a healthy weight—for good.</div>
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>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>Advance 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>
This Naked Mind: Control Alcohol, Find Freedom, Discover Happines...
by Annie Grace

Language

English

Pages

263

Publication Date

October 12, 2015

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<b><i>This Naked Mind </i>has ignited a movement across the country, helping thousands of people forever change their relationship with alcohol.</b><br />  <br /> Many people question whether drinking has become too big a part of their lives, and worry that it may even be affecting their health. But, they resist change because they fear losing the pleasure and stress-relief associated with alcohol, and assume giving it up will involve deprivation and misery.  <br />  <br /> <i>This Naked Mind</i> offers a new, positive solution. Here, Annie Grace clearly presents the psychological and neurological components of alcohol use based on the latest science, and reveals the cultural, social, and industry factors that support alcohol dependence in all of us.  Packed with surprising insight into the reasons we drink, this book will open your eyes to the startling role of alcohol in our culture, and how the stigma of alcoholism and recovery keeps people from getting the help they need. With Annie’s own extraordinary and candid personal story at its heart, this book is a must-read for anyone who drinks.<br /><br /> <i>This Naked Mind</i> will give you freedom from alcohol. It removes the psychological dependence so that<i> you will not crave alcohol</i>, allowing you to easily drink less (or stop drinking). With clarity, humor, and a unique blend of science and storytelling, <i>This Naked Mind</i> will open the door to the life you have been waiting for.<br />  <br /> “<b>You have given me my live back.” —Katy F., Albuquerque, New Mexico<br /></b><br /> <b>“This is an inspiring and groundbreaking must-read. I am forever inspired and changed.” <b>—</b>Kate S., Los Angeles, California<br /></b><br /> <b>“The most selfless and amazing book that I have ever read.” <b>—</b>Bernie M., Dublin, Ireland</b>
Medical Medium Thyroid Healing
by Anthony William

Language

English

Pages

309

Publication Date

November 07, 2017

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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 &#8212;women especially &#8212;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.<br /><br />As the thyroid has gotten more and more attention, though, these symptoms haven&rsquo;t gone away &#8212;people aren&rsquo;t healing. Labeling someone with &ldquo;Hashimoto&rsquo;s,&rdquo; &ldquo;hypothyroidism,&rdquo; or the like doesn&rsquo;t explain the myriad health issues that person may experience. That&rsquo;s because there&rsquo;s a pivotal truth that goes by unnoticed: A thyroid problem is not the ultimate reason for a person&rsquo;s illness. A problematic thyroid is yet one more symptom of something much larger than this one small gland in the neck. It&rsquo;s something much more pervasive in the body, something invasive, that&rsquo;s responsible for the laundry list of symptoms and conditions attributed to thyroid disease.<br /><br />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&rsquo;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&rsquo;s an approach unlike any other, and as his millions of fans and followers will tell you, it&rsquo;s the approach that gets results.
Parasites: Natural Ways To Get Rid of What's Eating You Inside. N...
by Morgan Hedberg

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English

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Publication Date

January 03, 2019

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<h2>Parasites:</h2><br /><h2>Natural Ways To Get Rid of What's Eating You Inside. Non-Toxic Recipes Only!</h2><br /><p>It may not be pleasant dinner conversation, but all the studies show that approximately half the human population are absolutely riddled with parasites. Don’t get me wrong, this doesn’t necessarily mean that half the world is going around with 10-foot tape worms inside them, but there are a whole lot of people that have much less noticeable parasites tagging along for the ride. These parasites may be mild in comparison, but they are detrimental to long term health nonetheless. <br /></p><br /><p>No matter their shape or form, parasites can rob your body of nutrition and thereby adversely affect just about every process of the body. In order to get rid of them, or prevent their occurrence in the first place, we need to cleanse ourselves and gird our system with a diet free of toxins. This can be done with special detoxifying recipes that emphasize ingredients that naturally get rid of toxins and ward off most harmful parasites.<br /></p><br /><p>This book will teach you how to:</p><br /><ul><br /><li>Prepare recipes</li><br /><li>Cleanse your body</li><br /><li>Gird yourself against parasites</li><br /><li>And a whole lot more!</li><br /></ul>
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
by Rebecca Skloot

Language

English

Pages

450

Publication Date

January 28, 2010

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<b><b>Now an HBO® Film starring Oprah Winfrey and Rose Byrne</b><br /><br />#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER<br /></b><br />Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor black tobacco farmer whose cells—taken without her knowledge in 1951—became one of the most important tools in medicine, vital for developing the polio vaccine, cloning, gene mapping, and more. Henrietta's cells have been bought and sold by the billions, yet she remains virtually unknown, and her family can't afford health insurance. This phenomenal New York Times bestseller tells a riveting story of the collision between ethics, race, and medicine; of scientific discovery and faith healing; and of a daughter consumed with questions about the mother she never knew.
The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women
by Kate Moore

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English

Pages

496

Publication Date

April 18, 2017

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<p><strong>A<em> New York Times</em>, <em>USA Today, </em>and<em> Wall Street Journal</em> Bestseller!</strong><br /><strong>Emma Watson's Our Shared Shelf Bookclub Selection - May/June 2018 </strong></p><p>"<strong>the glowing ghosts of the radium girls haunt us still</strong>."—NPR Books </p><p><em>The incredible true story of the women who fought America's Undark danger</em></p><p>The Curies' newly discovered element of radium makes gleaming headlines across the nation as the fresh face of beauty, and wonder drug of the medical community. From body lotion to tonic water, the popular new element shines bright in the otherwise dark years of the First World War.</p><p>Meanwhile, hundreds of girls toil amidst the glowing dust of the radium-dial factories. The glittering chemical covers their bodies from head to toe; they light up the night like industrious fireflies. With such a coveted job, these "shining girls" are the luckiest alive — until they begin to fall mysteriously ill.</p><p>But the factories that once offered golden opportunities are now ignoring all claims of the gruesome side effects, and the women's cries of corruption. And as the fatal poison of the radium takes hold, the brave shining girls find themselves embroiled in one of the biggest scandals of America's early 20th century, and in a groundbreaking battle for workers' rights that will echo for centuries to come. </p><p>Written with a sparkling voice and breakneck pace, <em>The Radium Girls</em> fully illuminates the inspiring young women exposed to the "wonder" substance of radium, and their awe-inspiring strength in the face of almost impossible circumstances. Their courage and tenacity led to life-changing regulations, research into nuclear bombing, and ultimately saved hundreds of thousands of lives...</p>
Heart: A History
by Sandeep Jauhar

Language

English

Pages

288

Publication Date

September 18, 2018

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<p><b>The bestselling author of <i>Intern</i> and <i>Doctored</i> tells the story of the thing that makes us tick</b></p><p>For centuries, the human heart seemed beyond our understanding: an inscrutable shuddering mass that was somehow the driver of emotion and the seat of the soul. As the cardiologist and bestselling author Sandeep Jauhar shows in <i>Heart: A History</i>, it was only recently that we demolished age-old taboos and devised the transformative procedures that have changed the way we live.</p><p>Deftly alternating between key historical episodes and his own work, Jauhar tells the colorful and little-known story of the doctors who risked their careers and the patients who risked their lives to know and heal our most vital organ. He introduces us to Daniel Hale Williams, the African American doctor who performed the world’s first open heart surgery in Gilded Age Chicago. We meet C. Walton Lillehei, who connected a patient’s circulatory system to a healthy donor’s, paving the way for the heart-lung machine. And we encounter Wilson Greatbatch, who saved millions by inventing the pacemaker—by accident. Jauhar deftly braids these tales of discovery, hubris, and sorrow with moving accounts of his family’s history of heart ailments and the patients he’s treated over many years. He also confronts the limits of medical technology, arguing that future progress will depend more on how we choose to live than on the devices we invent. Affecting, engaging, and beautifully written, <i>Heart: A History </i>takes the full measure of the only organ that can move itself.</p>

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