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

Language

English

Pages

477

Publication Date

May 15, 2018

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<b><b><b><b><i>New York Times Book Review</i> 10 Best Books of 2018</b></b><br /><br />A<i> New York Times </i>Notable Book <br /><br />The #1 <i>New York Times</i> bestseller.<br /><br />A brilliant and brave investigation 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 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>
How to Make Disease Disappear
by Rangan Chatterjee

Language

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>
Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End
by Atul Gawande

Language

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>
Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company that Addicted Am...
by Beth Macy

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English

Pages

385

Publication Date

August 07, 2018

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<div> <div><b>An instant <i>New York Times </i>and indie bestseller, <i>Dopesick </i>is the only book to fully chart the devastating opioid crisis in America: "a harrowing, deeply compassionate dispatch from the heart of a national emergency" (<i>New York Times</i>) from a bestselling author and journalist who has lived through it</b></div> <div><b><br /></b></div>In this masterful work, Beth Macy takes us into the epicenter of America's twenty-plus year struggle with opioid addiction. From distressed small communities in Central Appalachia to wealthy suburbs; from disparate cities to once-idyllic farm towns; it's a heartbreaking trajectory that illustrates how this national crisis has persisted for so long and become so firmly entrenched. <div><br /></div> <div>Beginning with a single dealer who lands in a small Virginia town and sets about turning high school football stars into heroin overdose statistics, Macy endeavors to answer a grieving mother's question-why her only son died-and comes away with a harrowing story of greed and need. From the introduction of OxyContin in 1996, Macy parses how America embraced a medical culture where overtreatment with painkillers became the norm. In some of the same distressed communities featured in her bestselling book <i>Factory Man</i>, the unemployed use painkillers both to numb the pain of joblessness and pay their bills, while privileged teens trade pills in cul-de-sacs, and even high school standouts fall prey to prostitution, jail, and death. </div> <div><br /></div> <div>Through unsparing, yet deeply human portraits of the families and first responders struggling to ameliorate this epidemic, each facet of the crisis comes into focus. In these politically fragmented times, Beth Macy shows, astonishingly, that the only thing that unites Americans across geographic and class lines is opioid drug abuse. But in a country unable to provide basic healthcare for all, Macy still finds reason to hope-and signs of the spirit and tenacity necessary in those facing addiction to build a better future for themselves and their families.</div> <div><br /></div> <div><b>"An impressive feat of journalism, monumental in scope and urgent in its implications."--Jennifer Latson, <i>The Boston Globe</i> <br /><br /></b></div></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>
The Herbal Medicine Cookbook: Everyday Recipes to Boost Your Heal...
by , Tina Sams

Language

English

Pages

283

Publication Date

January 01, 2019

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<p><strong><em>The Herbal Medicine Cookbook</em> is the definitive kitchen reference to transform everyday meals into natural remedies.</strong></p><p>Your kitchen is the heart of a holistic life. <em>The Herbal Medicine Cookbook</em> infuses everyday cooking with the healing power of everyday herbs to nourish your body with healthy, homemade meals.</p><p>From Elderberry Hot Toddy Elixir to Sunday Roast with Chimichurri Sauce, this cookbook offers step-by-step guidance to transition from traditional to medicinal cooking. With 75 restorative recipes that use only commonly found herbs—plus over 30 herb profiles on taste and usage—<em>The Herbal Medicine Cookbook</em> is your kitchen reference to revitalize your life through herbal healing.</p><p><em>The Herbal Medicine Cookbook</em> includes:</p><ul><li><strong>Medicinal cooking 101</strong> that covers diverse tastes and everything you’ll need to start cooking.</li><li><strong>75 recipes</strong> for breakfast, soups and salads, main dishes, snacks and sides, condiments, beverages, and sweet treats.</li><li><strong>30+ herb profiles</strong> for quick reference on taste, herbal complements, preparation, and healing properties.</li></ul><p>Food is medicine. Make cooking a cure with health restoring herbal recipes from <em>The Herbal Medicine Cookbook</em>.</p>
The Herbal Apothecary: 100 Medicinal Herbs and How to Use Them
by JJ Pursell

Language

English

Pages

290

Publication Date

January 27, 2016

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<DIV><B>“A brilliant addition to any library.” —Rosemary Gladstar, herbalist and bestselling author</B><BR /><BR /> More and more people are exploring the healing possibilities of plant-based medicines, and health shops across the country now stock their shelves with natural remedies, but treatments can easily be made at home. <I>The Herbal Apothecary </I>profiles 100 of the most important medicinal plants with striking photographs and step-by-step instructions for making herbal teas, tinctures, compresses, and salves to treat everything from muscle strain to the common cold or anxiety. This holistic guide also includes advice for the home gardener on growing and foraging for medicinal plants.<BR />  <BR /> Incorporating traditional wisdom and scientific information, <I>The Herbal Apothecary </I>provides an accessible and comprehensive introduction to plant-based medicine. With the guidance of naturopath JJ Pursell, herb enthusiasts can learn how to safely create their own remedies using plants they know and love.<BR />  </DIV>

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