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The Obesity Code: Unlocking the Secrets of Weight Loss
by Dr. Jason Fung

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

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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.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Made Simple: 10 Strategies for Manag...
by Seth J Gillihan PhD

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English

Pages

236

Publication Date

May 08, 2018

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<p><strong>In his new book, the author of the bestselling <em>Retrain Your Brain: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in 7 Days</em> delivers 10 easy, yet essential strategies for applying CBT to everyday issues with <em>Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Made Simple</em>.</strong></p><p>Cognitive behavioral therapy is a proven form of psychotherapy that is often the first-line of treatment recommended for managing depression, anxiety, worry, and other common issues. <em>Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Made Simple</em> delivers a simplified approach to learning the most essential parts of cognitive behavioral therapy and applying them to your life.</p><p>Written by licensed psychologist and bestselling author Seth Gillihan, <em>Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Made Simple</em> replaces workbook pages and technical language with quick and highly accessible cognitive behavioral therapy strategies that can be used on an as-needed basis.</p><p>Presented with simple and straightforward language, <em>Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Made Simple</em> encourages readers to succeed with:</p><ul><li><strong>Practical explanations of 10 essential CBT principles</strong>—such as challenging negative thought patterns, behavioral activation, and overcoming procrastination—organized in a similar structure to in-person cognitive behavioral therapy</li><li><strong>Supportive guidance for creating goals</strong> and outlining strategies to help yourself meet them</li><li><strong>Helpful self-evaluation sections</strong> to help you track your progress and reflect on what you’ve learned using cognitive behavioral therapy</li></ul><p>For people who are interested in realizing the proven benefits of CBT, <em>Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Made Simple</em> is a vital resource that will promote personal growth as you overcome challenges and improve your wellbeing.</p>
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

464

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> 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.
When Breath Becomes Air
by Paul Kalanithi

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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 Hacking of the American Mind: The Science Behind the Corporat...
by Robert H. Lustig

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English

Pages

352

Publication Date

September 12, 2017

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<b>"Explores how industry has manipulated our most deep-seated survival instincts."<b>—David Perlmutter, MD, Author, #1 <i>New York Times</i> bestseller, <i>Grain Brain</i> and<i> Brain Maker</i></b><br /><br />The <i>New York Times</i>–bestselling author of <i>Fat Chance </i>reveals the corporate scheme to sell pleasure, driving the international epidemic of addiction, depression, and chronic disease.</b><br />  <br /> While researching the toxic and addictive properties of sugar for his <i>New York Times </i>bestseller <i>Fat Chance</i>, Robert Lustig made an alarming discovery—our pursuit of happiness is being subverted by a culture of addiction and depression from which we may never recover.<br />             <br />Dopamine is the “reward” neurotransmitter that tells our brains we want more; yet every substance or behavior that releases dopamine in the extreme leads to addiction. Serotonin is the “contentment” neurotransmitter that tells our brains we don’t need any more; yet its deficiency leads to depression. Ideally, both are in optimal supply. Yet dopamine evolved to overwhelm serotonin—because our ancestors were more likely to survive if they were constantly motivated—with the result that constant desire can chemically destroy our ability to feel happiness, while sending us down the slippery slope to addiction. In the last forty years, government legislation and subsidies have promoted ever-available temptation (sugar, drugs, social media, porn) combined with constant stress (work, home, money, Internet), with the end result of an unprecedented epidemic of addiction, anxiety, depression, and chronic disease. And with the advent of neuromarketing, corporate America has successfully imprisoned us in an endless loop of desire and consumption from which there is no obvious escape.<br />             <br />With his customary wit and incisiveness, Lustig not only reveals the science that drives these states of mind, he points his finger directly at the corporations that helped create this mess, and the government actors who facilitated it, and he offers solutions we can all use in the pursuit of happiness, even in the face of overwhelming opposition. Always fearless and provocative, Lustig marshals a call to action, with seminal implications for our health, our well-being, and our culture.
The Ghost Map: The Story of London's Most Terrifying Epidemic--an...
by Steven Johnson

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English

Pages

332

Publication Date

October 19, 2006

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<b>A National Bestseller, a <i>New York Times</i> Notable Book, and an <i>Entertainment Weekly</i> Best Book of the Year</b><br /><br /> From Steven Johnson, the dynamic thinker routinely compared to James Gleick, Dava Sobel, and Malcolm Gladwell, <i>The Ghost Map</i> is a riveting page-turner about a real-life historical hero, Dr. John Snow. It's the summer of 1854, and London is just emerging as one of the first modern cities in the world. But lacking the infrastructure -- garbage removal, clean water, sewers -- necessary to support its rapidly expanding population, the city has become the perfect breeding ground for a terrifying disease no one knows how to cure. As the cholera outbreak takes hold, a physician and a local curate are spurred to action-and ultimately solve the most pressing medical riddle of their time.<br /><br /> In a triumph of multidisciplinary thinking, Johnson illuminates the intertwined histories and interconnectedness of the spread of disease, contagion theory, the rise of cities, and the nature of scientific inquiry, offering both a riveting history and a powerful explanation of how it has shaped the world we live in.
Cold Remedies: 15 Home Treatments to Clear Stuffy Nose, Relieve C...
by Alyson Hollins

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English

Pages

31

Publication Date

February 13, 2019

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<h1>Cold Remedies: </h1><br /><h2>15 Home Treatments to Clear Stuffy Nose, Relieve Cough and Ease Sore Throat</h2><br /><p>This book, Cold Remedies: 15 Home Treatments to Clear Stuffy Nose, Relieve Cough, And Ease Sore Throat, gives you much needed freedom from over-the-counter medications. It provides you with simple homemade recipes to clear the symptoms emanating from the common cold such as stuffy nose, irritating coughs and sore throat. You will also find recipes to fight infections of all kinds.<br /></p><br /><p>Considering how frequently it becomes necessary to visit the pharmacy due to weather related colds, throat and nose irritations owing to allergies, and numerous discomforts associated with bacterial, fungal and viral infections, natural homemade alternatives are welcome as they have no side effects unlike pharmaceutical medications. <br /></p><br /><p>In this book, you will learn:</p><br /><ul><br /><li>Why your nose becomes stuffy</li><br /><li>Why your throat becomes sore</li><br /><li>Where you get coughs from</li><br /><li>Natural, homemade treatments for stuffy nose</li><br /><li>Natural, homemade treatments for sore throat</li><br /><li>Natural, homemade treatments for irritating coughs </li><br /><li>How to turn a normal shower into effective treatment</li><br /><li>How to turn natural kitchen spices into effective medication</li><br /><li>Natural recipes that can serve as daily protection against stuffy nose, sore throat and coughs</li><br /><li>How to benefit from Eucalyptus oil without harming your skin and triggering side effects </li><br /></ul><br /><p><strong>Download your E book "Cold Remedies: 15 Home Treatments to Clear Stuffy Nose, Relieve Cough and Ease Sore Throat" by scrolling up and clicking <em>"Buy Now with 1-Click" button!</strong></p><br />
Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End
by Atul Gawande

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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>
The Happiness Hypothesis: Finding Modern Truth in Ancient Wisdom
by Jonathan Haidt

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English

Pages

322

Publication Date

December 26, 2006

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<div><b>The bestselling author of <i>The Righteous Mind</i> draws on philosophical wisdom and scientific research to show how the meaningful life is closer than you think</b></div><div><i><br /></i></div><div><i>The Happiness Hypothesis</i> is a book about ten Great Ideas. Each chapter is an attempt to savor one idea that has been discovered by several of the world's civilizations--to question it in light of what we now know from scientific research, and to extract from it the lessons that still apply to our modern lives and illuminate the causes of human flourishing. Award-winning psychologist Jonathan Haidt, the author of <i>The Righteous Mind</i>, shows how a deeper understanding of the world's philosophical wisdom and its enduring maxims--like "do unto others as you would have others do unto you," or "what doesn't kill you makes you stronger"--can enrich and even transform our lives.<br /><br /></div>

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