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The 30 Day Total Health Makeover: Everything You Need to Do to Change Your Body, Your Health, and Your Life in 30 Amazing Days
The 30 Day Total Health Makeover
Everything You Need to Do to Change Your Body, Your Health, and Your Life in 30 Amazing Days
Paperback      ISBN: 006103133x

Are you ready for a change? Spend a month with Marilu

"Health is not just about weight or appearance, but rather a much bigger picture. I really believe that you can't be a healthy person unless everything is working together. Your body, your mind, your living space. Live in my world for 30 days and I promise you will feel better." -- Marilu

Zoobiquity: The Astonishing Connection Between Human and Animal Health
Zoobiquity
The Astonishing Connection Between Human and Animal Health
Paperback      ISBN: 0307477436

New York Times Bestseller

A Discover Magazine Best Book of 2012

An O, The Oprah Magazine "Summer Reading" Pick
Finalist, 2013 AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prize for Excellence in Science Books

Do animals overeat? Get breast cancer? Have fainting spells?

Inspired by an eye-opening consultation at the Los Angeles Zoo, which revealed that a monkey experienced the same symptoms of heart failure as her human patients, cardiologist Barbara Natterson-Horowitz embarked upon a project that would reshape how she practiced medicine. Beginning with the above questions, she began informally researching every affliction that she encountered in humans to learn whether it happened with animals, too. And usually, it did: dinosaurs suffered from brain cancer, koalas can catch chlamydia, reindeer seek narcotic escape in hallucinogenic mushrooms, stallions self-mutilate, and gorillas experience clinical depression. Natterson-Horowitz and science writer Kathryn Bowers have dubbed this pan-species approach to medicine zoobiquity. Here, they present a revelatory understanding of what animals can teach us about the human body and mind, exploring how animal and human commonality can be used to diagnose, treat, and heal patients of all species.
Buzzed: The Straight Facts About the Most Used and Abused Drugs from Alcohol to Ecstasy
Buzzed
The Straight Facts About the Most Used and Abused Drugs from Alcohol to Ecstasy
Paperback      ISBN: 0393344517

revised and updated with the most recent discoveries about drugs. It includes new information about biological and behavioral changes in addiction, the prescription-drug abuse epidemic, distinctive drug effects on the adolescent brain, and trends from synthetic cannabinoids to e-cigarettes. Lively, highly informative, unbiased, and] thorough Research & Theorthe most used and abused drugs from caffeine to heroin to methamphetamine. In both quick-reference summaries and in-depth analysis, it reports on how these drugs enter the body, how they manipulate the brain, their short-term and long-term effects, the different highs they produce, and the circumstances in which they can be deadly. Neither a just say no treatise nor a how-to manual, Buzzed is based on the conviction that people make better decisions with accurate information in hand."

The Joy of Living: Unlocking the Secret and Science of Happiness
The Joy of Living
Unlocking the Secret and Science of Happiness
Paperback      ISBN: 0307347311
A New York Times Bestseller

An illuminating perspective on the science of meditation--and a handbook for transforming our minds, bodies, and lives

In The Joy of Living, world-renowned Buddhist teacher Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche--the "happiest man in the world"--invites us to join him in unlocking the secrets to finding joy and contentment in the everyday. Using the basic meditation practices he provides, we can discover paths through our problems, transforming obstacles into opportunities to recognize the unlimited potential of our own minds.
The Language Instinct: How the Mind Creates Language
The Language Instinct
How the Mind Creates Language
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0060958332

The classic book on the development of human language by the world's leading expert on language and the mind.

In this classic, the world's expert on language and mind lucidly explains everything you always wanted to know about language: how it works, how children learn it, how it changes, how the brain computes it, and how it evolved. With deft use of examples of humor and wordplay, Steven Pinker weaves our vast knowledge of language into a compelling story: language is a human instinct, wired into our brains by evolution. The Language Instinct received the William James Book Prize from the American Psychological Association and the Public Interest Award from the Linguistics Society of America. This edition includes an update on advances in the science of language since The Language Instinct was first published.

A Short History of Medicine
A Short History of Medicine
Paperback      ISBN: 0801827264

Since it was first published in 1955, "A Short History of Medicine" has been hailed as the best available book of its kind: a concise and readable introduction to the history of medicine, written for students and professionals alike. This revised edition of Erwin H. Ackerknecht's classic volume is now available in paperback, making the book especially suitable for classroom use.

Multiple Sclerosis: A Self-Help Guide to Its Management
Multiple Sclerosis
A Self-Help Guide to Its Management
Paperback      ISBN: 0892812427

This comprehensive guide to alternative and self-help care is directed to those who have MS, and to their families, friends, and helpers. Judy Graham's personal experiences with MS prompted her to explore various natural methods of treatment, leading to dramatic and lasting improvement in her own health. In her book, she has combined this first-hand knowledge with extensive, ongoing research.
Offers advice on exercise, posture, yoga, hyperbaric oxygen treatment, incontinence, relationships, sexuality, pregnancy, childbirth, mental attitude, and dealing with fatigue.

Includes resource information and full details on evening primrose oil, a dietary supplement shown to be effective for many people with MS.
The Promise of Sleep: A Pioneer in Sleep Medicine Explores the Vital Connection Between Health, Happiness, and a Good Night's Sleep
The Promise of Sleep
A Pioneer in Sleep Medicine Explores the Vital Connection Between Health, Happiness, and a Good Night's Sleep
Paperback      ISBN: 0440509017

Sleep better, live longer with the groundbreaking information and step-by-step program in this revolutionary book.

Healthful sleep has been empirically proven to be the single most important factor in predicting longevity, more influential than diet, exercise, or heredity. And yet we are a sleep-sick society, ignorant of the facts of sleep--and the price of sleep deprivation. In this groundbreaking book, based on decades of study on the frontiers of sleep science, Dr. William Dement, founder and director of the Stanford University Sleep Research Center, explains what happens when we sleep, when we don't, and how we can reclaim the most powerful--and underrated--health miracle of all.

Taking us on a fascinating tour of our sleeping body and mind, Dr. Dement reveals the price we have paid for ignoring sleep--an epidemic of heart disease, 33 percent of traffic-fatigue-related accidents, and immeasurable mental and psychological disadvantages. And he offers a hands-on prescription for vibrant good health and longevity, including...self-tests to determine how much sleep you really need...the role of prescription and over-the-counter sleeping aids...the latest research on how sleep affects the immune system...how to combat insomnia, snoring, and jet lag...plus information on sleep disorder clinics nationwide, Web sites, and more.

Taking readers on a fascinating tour of our sleeping body and mind,

Dr. William C. Dement reveals the price paid for ignoring sleep--an epidemic of heart disease, traffic-fatigue-related accidents (responsible for a full third of all traffic accidents), and immeasurable mental and psychological disadvantages. Offering a hands-on prescription for vibrant good health and longevity, THE PROMISE OF SLEEP includes self-tests to determine how much sleep you really need, full information on the role of prescription and over-the-counter sleeping aids, the latest research on how sleep affects the immune system, helpful methods for combating insomnia, snoring, and jet lag, plus information on sleep disorder clinics nationwide, sleep disorder Web sites, and more.
How We Decide
How We Decide
Paperback      ISBN: 0547247990

This text offers a fascinating look at the new science of decision-making, and how it can help us make better choices.

The Simon and Schuster Handbook of Anatomy and Physiology
The Simon and Schuster Handbook of Anatomy and Physiology
Paperback      ISBN: 0671249983

A consideration of the structure and functioning of the human body defines technical terms and concludes with a discussion of male and female development