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Lifespan: Why We Age-and Why We Don't Have To
by , Matthew D. LaPlante

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English

Pages

310

Publication Date

September 10, 2019

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<b>A <i>NEW YORK TIMES</i> BESTSELLER </b><br /> <br /><b>A paradigm-shifting book from an acclaimed Harvard Medical School scientist and one of <i>Time</i>鈥檚 most influential people.</b><br /><br />It鈥檚 a seemingly undeniable truth that aging is inevitable. But what if everything we鈥檝e been taught to believe about aging is wrong? What if we could choose our lifespan?<br /> <br />In this groundbreaking book, Dr. David Sinclair, leading world authority on genetics and longevity, reveals a bold new theory for why we age. As he writes: 鈥淎ging is a disease, and that disease is treatable.鈥?lt;br /> <br />This eye-opening and provocative work takes us to the frontlines of research that is pushing the boundaries on our perceived scientific limitations, revealing incredible breakthroughs鈥攎any from Dr. David Sinclair鈥檚 own lab at Harvard鈥攖hat demonstrate how we can slow down, or even reverse, aging. The key is activating newly discovered vitality genes, the descendants of an ancient genetic survival circuit that is both the cause of aging and the key to reversing it. Recent experiments in genetic reprogramming suggest that in the near future we may not just be able to <i>feel </i>younger, but actually <i>become </i>younger.<br /> <br />Through a page-turning narrative, Dr. Sinclair invites you into the process of scientific discovery and reveals the emerging technologies and simple lifestyle changes鈥攕uch as intermittent fasting, cold exposure, exercising with the right intensity, and eating less meat鈥攖hat have been shown to help us live younger and healthier for longer. At once a roadmap for taking charge of our own health destiny and a bold new vision for the future of humankind, <i>Lifespan </i>will forever change the way we think about why we age and what we can do about it.
Little Women
by Louisa May Alcott

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English

Pages

503

Publication Date

February 18, 2020

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Meg is the eldest and on the brink of love. Then there鈥檚 tomboy Jo who longs to be a writer. Sweet-natured Beth always puts others first, and finally there鈥檚 Amy, the youngest and most precocious. Together they are the March sisters. Even though money is short, times are tough and their father is away at war, their infectious sense of fun sweeps everyone up in their adventures 鈥?including Laurie, the boy next door. And through sisterly squabbles, their happy times and sad ones too, the sisters discover that growing up is sometimes very hard to do.<br />Based on Louisa May Alcott鈥檚 childhood, this lively portrait of nineteenth-century family life possesses a lasting vitality that has endeared it to generations of readers.<br /><br />A wonderful story... As a child, I strongly identified with Jo because she is a writer. 鈥擩acqueline Wilson<br />The American female myth. 鈥擬adelon Bedell<br />It is an essential American novel, perhaps the essential American novel for girls鈥?Girls come to it on their own. 鈥擩ane Smiley<br />In 鈥淟ittle Women鈥? Alcott anticipated realism by twenty or thirty years. 鈥擥. K. Chesterton
Brain Wash: Detox Your Mind for Clearer Thinking, Deeper Relation...
by , Austin Perlmutter

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English

Pages

263

Publication Date

January 14, 2020

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<b>Fight back against a modern culture that is rewiring our brains and damaging our health with this practical, doctor-approved plan for healing that includes a ten-day boot camp and forty delicious recipes.</b><br />Contemporary life provides us with infinite opportunities, along with endless temptations. We can eat whatever we want, whenever we want. We can immerse ourselves in the vast, enticing world of digital media. We can buy goods and services for rapid delivery with our fingertips or voice commands. But living in this 24/7 hyper-reality poses serious risks to our physical and mental states, our connections to others, and even to the world at large. <i><br /></i><i>Brain Wash</i> builds from a simple premise: Our brains are being gravely manipulated, resulting in behaviors that leave us more lonely, anxious, depressed, distrustful, illness-prone, and overweight than ever before.<br />Based on the latest science, the book identifies the mental hijacking that undermines each and every one of us, and presents the tools necessary to think more clearly, make better decisions, strengthen bonds with others, and develop healthier habits. Featuring a 10-day bootcamp program, including a meal plan and 40 delicious original recipes, <i>Brain Wash</i> is the key to cultivating a more purposeful and fulfilling life.
You're Not Listening: What You're Missing and Why It Matters
by Kate Murphy

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English

Pages

281

Publication Date

January 07, 2020

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<p><b>When was the last time you listened to someone, or someone <i>really</i> listened to you?</b></p><p><b>"If you鈥檙e like most people, you don鈥檛 listen as often or as well as you鈥檇 like. There鈥檚 no one better qualified than a talented journalist to introduce you to the right mindset and skillset鈥攁nd this book does it with science and humor." </b><br /><b>-Adam Grant, #1 <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author of <i>Originals</i> and <i>Give and Take</i></b></p><p>"An essential book for our times."<br />-Lori Gottlieb, <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author of <i>Maybe You Should Talk to Someone</i></p><p>At work, we鈥檙e taught to lead the conversation.<br />On social media, we shape our personal narratives.<br />At parties, we talk over one another. So do our politicians.<br />We鈥檙e not listening.<br />And no one is listening to us.</p><p>Despite living in a world where technology allows constant digital communication and opportunities to connect, it seems no one is really listening or even knows how. And it鈥檚 making us lonelier, more isolated, and less tolerant than ever before. A listener by trade,<i> New York Times</i> contributor Kate Murphy wanted to know how we got here.</p><p>In this always illuminating and often humorous deep dive, Murphy explains why we鈥檙e not listening, what it鈥檚 doing to us, and how we can reverse the trend. She makes accessible the psychology, neuroscience, and sociology of listening while also introducing us to some of the best listeners out there (including a CIA agent, focus group moderator, bartender, radio producer, and top furniture salesman). Equal parts cultural observation, scientific exploration, and rousing call to action that's full of practical advice, <i>You're Not Listening</i> is to listening what Susan Cain's <i>Quiet</i> was to introversion. It鈥檚 time to stop talking and start listening.</p>
Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic
by David Quammen

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English

Pages

591

Publication Date

October 01, 2012

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<p><strong>"[Mr. Quammen] is not just among our best science writers but among our best writers, period." 鈥擠wight Garner, <em>New York Times</em></strong></p><br /><p>The next big human pandemic鈥攖he next disease cataclysm, perhaps on the scale of AIDS or the 1918 influenza鈥攊s likely to be caused by a new virus coming to humans from wildlife. Experts call such an event 鈥渟pillover鈥?and they warn us to brace ourselves. David Quammen has tracked this subject from the jungles of Central Africa, the rooftops of Bangladesh, and the caves of southern China to the laboratories where researchers work in space suits to study lethal viruses. He illuminates the dynamics of Ebola, SARS, bird flu, Lyme disease, and other emerging threats and tells the story of AIDS and its origins as it has never before been told. <em>Spillover</em> reads like a mystery tale, full of mayhem and clues and questions. When the Next Big One arrives, what will it look like? From which innocent host animal will it emerge? Will we be ready?</p>
The Diabetes Code: Prevent and Reverse Type 2 Diabetes Naturally
by Dr. Jason Fung

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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>聽</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鈥攁 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鈥攏ot medication.</p><br /><p>聽</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鈥攁 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鈥攏ot medication.</p>
Eat to Beat Disease: The New Science of How Your Body Can Heal It...
by William W Li

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English

Pages

414

Publication Date

March 19, 2019

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<b>Discover the new science of how eating can enable your body to heal itself from cancer, dementia, and dozens of avoidable diseases. Eat your way to better health with this <i>New York Times</i> bestseller.</b><br /> <br /> We have long radically underestimated our body's power to transform and restore our health. Pioneering physician scientist, Dr. William Li, empowers readers by showing them the evidence behind over 200 health-boosting foods that can starve cancer, reduce your risk of dementia, and beat dozens of avoidable diseases. This book isn't about what foods to avoid, but rather is a life-changing guide detailing the hundreds of healing foods you can add to your meals that support the body's defense systems, including:<br /><ul><li> Plums</li><li>Cinnamon</li><li>Sourdough breadRed wine and beer</li><li>Black Beans</li><li>San Marzano tomatoes</li><li>Olive oil</li><li>Cheeses like Jarlsberg, Camembert and cheddar</li></ul><br /> With Dr. Li's plan, the foods you already love can be optimized to activate your body's five natural health defense systems--Angiogenesis, Regeneration, Microbiome, DNA Protection, and Immunity--to fight cancer; diabetes; cardiovascular, neurodegenerative, and autoimmune diseases; and other debilitating conditions.<br /> <br /> Both informative and practical, <i>Eat to Beat Disease </i>explains the science of healing and prevention, strategies for using food to actively boost health, and points the study of well-being and disease recovery in an exhilarating new direction.
The Plant Paradox: The Hidden Dangers in "Healthy" Foods That Cau...
by Steven R. Gundry

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English

Pages

412

Publication Date

April 25, 2017

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<p>"I read this book... it worked. My autoimmune disease is gone and I'm聽37 pounds lighter in my pleather." --Kelly Clarkson</p><p>Most of us have heard of gluten鈥攁 protein found in wheat that causes widespread inflammation in the body. Americans spend billions of dollars on gluten-free diets in an effort to protect their health. But what if we鈥檝e been missing the root of the problem? In <em>The Plant Paradox</em>, renowned cardiologist Dr. Steven Gundry reveals that gluten is just one variety of a common, and highly toxic, plant-based protein called lectin. Lectins are found not only in grains like wheat but also in the 鈥済luten-free鈥?foods most of us commonly regard as healthy, including many fruits, vegetables, nuts, beans, and conventional dairy products. These proteins, which are found in the seeds, grains, skins, rinds, and leaves of plants, are designed by nature to protect them from predators (including humans). Once ingested, they incite a kind of chemical warfare in our bodies, causing inflammatory reactions that can lead to weight gain and serious health conditions.</p><p>At his waitlist-only clinics in California, Dr. Gundry has successfully treated tens of thousands of patients suffering from autoimmune disorders, diabetes, leaky gut syndrome, heart disease, and neurodegenerative diseases with a protocol that detoxes the cells, repairs the gut, and nourishes the body. Now, in <em>The Plant Paradox</em>, he shares this clinically proven program with readers around the world.</p><p>The simple (and daunting) fact is, lectins are everywhere. Thankfully, Dr. Gundry offers simple hacks we easily can employ to avoid them, including:</p><ul><li>Peel your veggies. Most of the lectins are contained in the skin and seeds of plants; simply peeling and de-seeding vegetables (like tomatoes and peppers) reduces their lectin content.</li><li>Shop for fruit in season. Fruit contain fewer lectins when ripe, so eating apples, berries, and other lectin-containing fruits at the peak of ripeness helps minimize your lectin consumption.</li><li>Swap your brown rice for white. Whole grains and seeds with hard outer coatings are designed by nature to cause digestive distress鈥攁nd are full of lectins.</li></ul><p>With a full list of lectin-containing foods and simple substitutes for each, a step-by-step detox and eating plan, and delicious lectin-free recipes, <em>The Plant Paradox</em> illuminates the hidden dangers lurking in your salad bowl鈥攁nd shows you how to eat whole foods in a whole new way.</p>
Your Body in Balance: The New Science of Food, Hormones, and Heal...
by Neal D Barnard

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English

Pages

352

Publication Date

February 04, 2020

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<b>This nationally bestselling book explains the shocking new science of how hormones are wreaking havoc on the body, and the delicious solution that improves health, reduces pain, and even helps to shed weight.</b><br /><br /> Hidden in everyday foods are the <i>causes</i> of a surprising range of health problems: infertility, menstrual cramps, weight gain, hair loss, breast and prostate cancer, hot flashes, and much more. All of these conditions have one thing in common: they are fueled by hormones that are hiding in foods or are influenced by the foods we eat. <br /><br /> <i>Your Body in Balance</i> provides step-by-step guidance for understanding what's at the root of your suffering-and what you can do to feel better fast. Few people realize that a simple food prescription can help you tackle all these and more by gently restoring your hormone balance, with benefits rivaling medications. Neal Barnard, MD, a leading authority on nutrition and health, offers insight into how dietary changes can alleviate years of stress, pain, and illness. What's more, he also provides delicious and easy-to-make hormone-balancing recipes, including:<br /> <ul><li>Cauliflower Buffalo Chowder</li><li>Kung Pao Lettuce Wraps</li><li>Butternut Breakfast Tacos</li><li>Mediterranean Croquettes </li><li>Apple Pie Nachos</li><li>Brownie Batter Hummus</li></ul> <i>Your Body in Balance</i> gives new hope for people struggling with health issues. Thousands of people have already reclaimed their lives and their health through the strategic dietary changes described in this book. Whether you're looking to treat a specific ailment or are in search of better overall health, Dr. Neal Barnard provides an easy pathway toward pain relief, weight control, and a lifetime of good health.
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
by Rebecca Skloot

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English

Pages

393

Publication Date

January 28, 2010

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<b>#1聽<i>NEW YORK TIMES聽</i>BESTSELLER 鈥?鈥淭he story of modern medicine and bioethics鈥攁nd, indeed, race relations鈥攊s refracted beautifully, and movingly.鈥濃€?lt;i>Entertainment Weekly</i></b><br /><br /><b>NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE FROM HBO廬聽STARRING OPRAH WINFREY AND ROSE BYRNE聽鈥?ONE OF THE 鈥淢OST INFLUENTIAL鈥?(CNN), 鈥淒EFINING鈥?(<i>LITHUB</i>), AND 鈥淏EST鈥?(<i>THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER</i>) BOOKS OF THE DECADE 鈥?WINNER OF THE <i>CHICAGO TRIBUNE </i>HEARTLAND PRIZE FOR NONFICTION </b><br /><br /><b>NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY聽<i>The New York Times Book Review聽</i>鈥⒙?lt;i>Entertainment Weekly聽</i>鈥⒙?lt;i>O: The Oprah Magazine聽</i>鈥⒙燦PR 鈥⒙?lt;i>Financial Times聽</i>鈥⒙?lt;i>New York聽</i>鈥⒙?lt;i>Independent聽</i>(U.K.) 鈥⒙?lt;i>Times聽</i>(U.K.) 鈥⒙?lt;i>Publishers Weekly聽</i>鈥⒙?lt;i>Library Journal聽</i>鈥⒙?lt;i>Kirkus Reviews聽</i>鈥⒙?lt;i>Booklist聽</i>鈥⒙?lt;i>Globe and Mail</i></b><br /><br />Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor Southern tobacco farmer who worked the same land as her slave ancestors, yet her cells鈥攖aken without her knowledge鈥攂ecame one of the most important tools in medicine: The first 鈥渋mmortal鈥?human cells grown in culture, which are still alive today, though she has been dead for more than sixty years. HeLa cells were vital for developing the polio vaccine; uncovered secrets of cancer, viruses, and the atom bomb鈥檚 effects; helped lead to important advances like in vitro fertilization, cloning, and gene mapping; and have been bought and sold by the billions.聽<br /><br />Yet Henrietta Lacks remains virtually unknown, buried in an unmarked grave.<br /><br />Henrietta鈥檚 family did not learn of her 鈥渋mmortality鈥?until more than twenty years after her death, when scientists investigating HeLa began using her husband and children in research without informed consent. And though the cells had launched a multimillion-dollar industry that sells human biological materials, her family never saw any of the profits. As Rebecca Skloot so brilliantly shows, the story of the Lacks family鈥攑ast and present鈥攊s inextricably connected to the dark history of experimentation on African Americans, the birth of bioethics, and the legal battles over whether we control the stuff we are made of.聽<br /><br />Over the decade it took to uncover this story, Rebecca became enmeshed in the lives of the Lacks family鈥攅specially Henrietta鈥檚 daughter Deborah. Deborah was consumed with questions: Had scientists cloned her mother? Had they killed her to harvest her cells? And if her mother was so important to medicine, why couldn鈥檛 her children afford health insurance?聽<br /><br />Intimate in feeling, astonishing in scope, and impossible to put down,聽<i>The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks</i>聽captures the beauty and drama of scientific discovery, as well as its human consequences.

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