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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

Language

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>
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.
Cured: The Life-Changing Science of Spontaneous Healing
by Jeffrey Rediger

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English

Pages

389

Publication Date

February 04, 2020

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<p><b>When it comes to disease, who beats the odds</b> 鈥?<b>and why?</b></p><p>When it comes to spontaneous healing, skepticism abounds. Doctors are taught that 鈥渕iraculous鈥?recoveries are flukes, and as a result they don鈥檛 study those cases or take them into account when treating patients.</p><p> Enter Dr. Jeff Rediger, who has spent over 15 years studying spontaneous healing, pioneering the use of scientific tools to investigate recoveries from incurable illnesses. Dr. Rediger鈥檚 research has taken him from America鈥檚 top hospitals to healing centers around the world鈥攁nd along the way he鈥檚 uncovered insights into why some people beat the odds.</p><p> In <i>Cured</i>, Dr. Rediger digs down to the root causes of illness, showing how to create an environment that sets the stage for healing. He reveals the patterns behind healing and lays out the physical and mental principles associated with recovery: first, we need to physically heal our diet and our immune systems. Next, we need to mentally heal our stress response and our identities.</p><p> Through rigorous research, Dr. Rediger shows that much of our physical reality is created in our minds. Our perception changes our experience, even to the point of changing our physical bodies鈥攁nd thus the healing of our identity may be our greatest tool to recovery.</p><p> Ultimately, miracles only contradict what we know of nature at this point in time. <i>Cured </i>leads the way in explaining the science behind these miracles, and provides a first-of-its-kind guidebook to both healing and preventing disease.</p>
Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness
by Susannah Cahalan

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English

Pages

300

Publication Date

November 13, 2012

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<b>NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE STARRING CHLO脣 GRACE MORETZ</b><br /> <br /><b>An award-winning memoir and instant <i>New York Times</i> bestseller that goes far beyond its riveting medical mystery, <i>Brain on Fire</i> is the powerful account of one woman鈥檚 struggle to recapture her identity.</b><br /><br />When twenty-four-year-old Susannah Cahalan woke up alone in a hospital room, strapped to her bed and unable to move or speak, she had no memory of how she鈥檇 gotten there. Days earlier, she had been on the threshold of a new, adult life: at the beginning of her first serious relationship and a promising career at a major New York newspaper. Now she was labeled violent, psychotic, a flight risk. What happened?<br /> <br /> In a swift and breathtaking narrative, Susannah tells the astonishing true story of her descent into madness, her family鈥檚 inspiring faith in her, and the lifesaving diagnosis that nearly didn鈥檛 happen. 鈥淎 fascinating look at the disease that...could have cost this vibrant, vital young woman her life鈥?(<i>People</i>), <i>Brain on Fire</i> is an unforgettable exploration of memory and identity, faith and love, and a profoundly compelling tale of survival and perseverance that is destined to become a classic.
Undo It!: How Simple Lifestyle Changes Can Reverse Most Chronic D...
by , Anne Ornish

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English

Pages

498

Publication Date

January 08, 2019

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<b><b><b>NATIONAL BESTSELLER</b>聽</b>鈥?Fight cancer, diabetes, heart disease, weight gain, and even the aging process itself with one simple, scientifically proven plan to reverse disease鈥攁s well as prevent and reduce symptoms鈥攆rom 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鈥攗ndo!鈥攖he 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鈥檚 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鈥攂ased 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>鈥?Eat well</i>: a whole foods, plant-based diet naturally low in fat and sugar and high in flavor. The 鈥淥rnish diet鈥?has been rated 鈥?1 for Heart Health鈥?by <i>U.S. News & World Report</i> every year from 2011 to 2017.聽<br /> <i>鈥?Move more</i>: moderate exercise such as walking<br /> <i>鈥?Stress less</i>: including meditation and gentle yoga practices<br /> <i>鈥?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鈥攆or example, several people improved so much after only nine weeks they were able to avoid a heart transplant鈥?lt;i>Undo It! </i>empowers readers with new hope and new choices.<br /><br /><b>Praise for</b> <i><b>Undo It!</b></i><br /><br /> 鈥淭he Ornishes鈥?work is elegant and simple and deserving of a Nobel Prize, since it can change the world!鈥?lt;b>鈥擱ichard Carmona, M.D., MPH, FACS, seventeenth Surgeon General of the United States</b><br /><br /> 鈥淚f you want to see what medicine will be like ten years from now, read this book today.鈥?lt;b>鈥擱ita F. Redberg, M.D., editor in chief, <i>JAMA Internal Medicine</i></b><br /><br /> 鈥淭his is one of the most important books on health ever written.鈥?lt;b>鈥擩ohn Mackey, CEO, Whole Foods Market</b>
Mastering Diabetes: The Revolutionary Method to Reverse Insulin R...
by , Robby Barbaro

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English

Pages

399

Publication Date

February 18, 2020

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<b><b>A groundbreaking method to master all types of diabetes by reversing insulin resistance. </b></b><br /><br />Current medical wisdom advises that anyone suffering from diabetes or prediabetes should eat a low-carbohydrate, high-fat diet. But in this revolutionary book, Cyrus Khambatta, PhD, and Robby Barbaro, MPH, rely on a century of research to show that advice is misguided. While it may improve short-term blood glucose control, such a diet also increases the long-term risk for chronic diseases like cancer, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, chronic kidney disease, and fatty liver disease.<br /><br />The revolutionary solution is to eat a low-fat plant-based whole-food diet, the most powerful way to reverse insulin resistance in all types of diabetes: type 1, type 1.5, type 2, prediabetes, and gestational diabetes.<br /><br />As the creators of the extraordinary and effective Mastering Diabetes Method, Khambatta and Barbaro lay out a step-by-step plan proven to reverse insulin resistance-the root cause of blood glucose variability- while improving overall health and maximizing life expectancy. Armed with more than 800 scientific references and drawing on more than 36 years of personal experience living with type 1 diabetes themselves, the authors show how to eat large quantities of carbohydrate-rich whole foods like bananas, potatoes, and quinoa while decreasing blood glucose, oral medication, and insulin requirements. They also provide life-changing advice on intermittent fasting and daily exercise and offer tips on eating in tricky situations, such as restaurant meals and family dinners. Perhaps best of all: On the Mastering Diabetes Method, you will never go hungry.<br /><br />With more than 30 delicious, filling, and nutrient-dense recipes and backed by cutting-edge nutritional science, Mastering Diabetes will help you maximize your insulin sensitivity, attain your ideal body weight, improve your digestive health, gain energy, live an active life, and feel the best you've felt in years.
Discover Magazine's Vital Signs: True Tales of Medical Mysteries,...
by Robert A. Norman

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English

Pages

280

Publication Date

November 01, 2013

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鈥淰ital Signs,鈥?a popular column featured in Discover Magazine, has long been a favorite of readers, showcasing, each month, fascinating new tales of strange illnesses and diseases that baffle doctors and elude diagnosis. Each tale is true and borders on the unbelievable. It鈥檚 no wonder that throughout the years the column has become an unofficial textbook for medical students, interns, doctors, and anyone interested in human illness and staying healthy. Now, physician and 鈥淰ital Signs鈥?editor Robert Norman has compiled the very best of the series into an intriguing and suspenseful collection for fans and new readers alike. A young woman carries a baby that wasn鈥檛 her own鈥攁nd wasn鈥檛 even a human; Aretha Franklin gives a physician the insight needed to save a life; a modern gynecologist faces an ancient disease. These cases and more, representing a wide variety of unique medical anomalies and life-or-death situations, bring readers to the front lines of the medical fray.<br /><br />Fans of hit medical dramas such as House MD will savor the opportunity to read of the real-life cases that puzzled doctors, the gripping detective work that ensued, and the completely unexpected, often life-saving diagnoses. Discover Magazine鈥檚 Vital Signs is a glimpse into the exciting work of real medical professionals, told from their perspective, and revealing that anything can happen in medicine. Readers will never look at a 鈥渞outine check-up鈥?the same again.
The Inflammation Spectrum: Find Your Food Triggers and Reset Your...
by Dr. Will Cole

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English

Pages

333

Publication Date

October 15, 2019

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<b><b>From the international bestselling author of </b><b><i>Ketotarian</i></b><b> comes a revolutionary new plan to discover the foods your unique body loves, hates, and needs to feel great.</b></b><br /><br />In Dr. Will Cole's game-changing new book, readers will discover how inflammation is at the core of most common health woes. What's more, it exists on a continuum: from mild symptoms such as weight gain and fatigue on one end, to hormone imbalance and autoimmune conditions on the other. How you feel is being influenced by every meal. Every food you eat is either feeding inflammation or fighting it. Because no one else is you, the foods that work well for someone else may not be right for your body. At heart, <i>The Inflammation Spectrum</i> is about learning to love your body enough to nourish it with delicious, healing foods. You'll find insightful quizzes and empowering advice to put you on a path toward food freedom and overall healing, once and for all.
Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine, Twentieth Edition (Vo...
by , Joseph Loscalzo

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English

Pages

4048

Publication Date

February 06, 2018

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<b><i>MASTER MODERN MEDICINE!</i></b><p></p> <p><b>Introducing the Landmark Twentieth Edition of the Global Icon of Internal Medicine</b></p> <p><b>The definitive guide to internal medicine is more essential than ever with the latest in disease mechanisms, updated clinical trial results and recommended guidelines, state-of-the art radiographic images, therapeutic approaches and specific treatments, hundreds of demonstrative full-color drawings, and practical clinical decision trees and algorithms</b></p> <p>Recognized by healthcare professionals worldwide as the leading authority on applied pathophysiology and clinical medicine, <i>Harrison鈥檚 Principles of Internal Medicine</i> gives you the informational foundation you need to provide the best patient care possible.</p> <p><b><i>Essential for practice and education, the landmark 20th Edition features:</i></b></p> <ul><li><b>Thoroughly revised content</b>鈥攃overing the many new breakthroughs and advances in clinical medicine that have occurred since the last edition of <i>Harrison鈥檚</i>. Chapters on acute and chronic hepatitis, management of diabetes, immune-based therapies in cancer, multiple sclerosis, cardiovascular disease, HIV, and many more, deliver the very latest information on disease mechanisms, diagnostic options, and the specific treatment guidance you need to provide optimal patient care.</li> <li><b>State-of-the-art coverage of disease mechanisms:</b> <i>Harrison鈥檚</i> focuses on pathophysiology with rigor, and with the goal of linking disease mechanisms to treatments. Improved understanding of how diseases develop and progress not only promotes better decision-making and higher value care, but also makes for fascinating reading and improved retention. <i>Harrison鈥檚</i> summarizes important new basic science developments, such as the role of mitochondria in programmed and necrotic cell death, the immune system鈥檚 role in cancer development and treatment, the impact of telomere shortening in the aging and disease processes, and the role of the microbiome in health and disease. Understanding the role of inflammation in cardiovascular disease, the precise mechanisms of immune deficiency in HIV/AIDS, prions and misfolded proteins in neurodegenerative diseases, and obesity as a predisposition to diabetes are just a few examples of how this edition provides essential pathophysiology information for health professionals.</li> <li><b>All-new sections covering a wide range of new and emerging areas of vital interest to all healthcare professionals.</b> New sections include: Sex and Gender-based Issues in Medicine; Obesity, Diabetes Mellitus, and Metabolic Syndrome; and Consultative Medicine鈥?Plus, a new Part covering cutting-edge topics in research and clinical medicine includes great new chapters on the role of Epigenetics in Health and Disease, Behavioral Strategies to Improve Health, Genomics and Infectious Diseases, Emerging Neuro-Therapeutic Technologies, and Telomere Function in Health and Disease, and Network System Medicine.</li> <li><b>Important and timely new chapters</b>鈥攕uch as Promoting Good Health, LGBT Health, Systems of Healthcare, Approach to Medical Consultation, Pharmacogenomics, Antimicrobial Resistance, Worldwide Changes in Patterns of Infectious Diseases, Neuromyelitis Optica, and more鈥攐ffer the very latest, definitive perspectives on must-know topics in medical education and practice.</li> <li><b>Updated clinical guidelines, expert opinions, and treatment approaches from world-renowned editors and authors</b> contribute to the accuracy and immediacy of the text material and present a clear blueprint for optimizing patient outcomes.</li> <li><b>End-of-chapter suggested readings</b> reinforce the text material and provide a robust platform for further study and research.</li> </ul>

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