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Livewired: The Inside Story of the Ever-Changing Brain
Livewired: The Inside Story of the Ever-Changing Brain
By Eagleman, David
2020-08 - Pantheon Books
9780307907493 Check Our Catalog

 

What does drug withdrawal have in common with a broken heart? Why is the enemy of memory not time but other memories? How can a blind person learn to see with her tongue, or a deaf person learn to hear with his skin? Why did many people in the 1980s mistakenly perceive book pages to be slightly red in color? Why is the world's best archer armless? Might we someday control a robot with our …More
 

This Is Your Brain on Food
This Is Your Brain on Food
By Naidoo, Uma
2020-08 - Little, Brown Spark
9780316536820 Check Our Catalog

 

Eat for your mental health and learn the fascinating science behind nutrition with this "must-read" guide from an expert psychiatrist (Amy Myers, MD).

Did you know that blueberries can help you cope with the aftereffects of trauma? That salami can cause depression, or that boosting Vitamin D intake can help treat anxiety?

When it comes to diet, most people's concerns involve …More
 

What You Must Know about Strokes: How to Recover from a Stroke and Prevent Another Stroke
What You Must Know about Strokes: How to Recover from a Stroke and Prevent Another Stroke
By Towfighi MD, Amytis
Author Stevens Msci, Laura
2020-07 - Square One Publishers
9780757004834 Check Our Catalog

 

 

No one is ever prepared for a stroke. It just happens, and when it does, the results can be life altering. From difficulties with communication to weakness, numbness, and cognitive difficulties, a stroke can have a wide range of consequences. For most people affected by a stroke, a flood of questions come afterward: How did this happen? What do we do next? What are our options? How long will …More
 

The Sensitives
The Sensitives
By Broudy, Oliver
2020-07 - Simon & Schuster
9781982128500 Check Our Catalog

 

A compelling exploration of the mysteries of environmental toxicity and the community of "sensitives"--people with powerful, puzzling symptoms resulting from exposure to chemicals, fragrances, and cell phone signals, that have no effect on "normals."

They call themselves "sensitives." Over fifty million Americans endure a mysterious environmental illness that renders them allergic to …More
 

Covid-19: The Pandemic That Never Should Have Happened and How to Stop the Next One
Covid-19: The Pandemic That Never Should Have Happened and How to Stop the Next One
By MacKenzie, Debora
2020-07 - Hachette Books
9780306924248 Check Our Catalog

 

"MacKenzie's fascinating book gives us the scope and scale to be able to put this pandemic in perspective and, it begs the question, will we learn from this in time to prevent to next one?" -Molly Caldwell Crosby, Bestselling author of The American Plague

In a gripping, accessible narrative, a veteran science journalist lays out the shocking story of how the …More
 

The Remarkable Life of the Skin: An Intimate Journey Across Our Largest Organ
The Remarkable Life of the Skin: An Intimate Journey Across Our Largest Organ
By Lyman, Monty
2020-06 - Atlantic Monthly Press
9780802129406 Check Our Catalog

 

 

A fascinating exploration of the skin in its multifaceted physical, psychological, and social aspects

 

Providing a cover for our delicate and intricate bodies, the skin is our largest and fastest-growing organ. We see it, touch it, and live in it every day. It is a habitat for a mesmerizingly complex world of micro-organisms and physical functions that are vital to our …More
 

Fast. Feast. Repeat.: The Clean Fast Protocol for Health, Longevity, and Weight Loss--Including the 21-Day Quick Start Guide
Fast. Feast. Repeat.: The Clean Fast Protocol for Health, Longevity, and Weight Loss--Including the 21-Day Quick Start Guide
By Stephens, Gin
2020-06 - St. Martin's Griffin
9781250757623 Check Our Catalog

 

 

The instant New York Times and USA Today bestseller

Change when you eat and change your body, your health, and your life

Diets don't work. You know you know that, and yet you continue to try them, because what else can you do? You can Fast. Feast. Repeat. After losing over eighty pounds and keeping every one of them off, Gin Stephens started a …More
 

Spice Apothecary: How to Use 19 Everyday Spices to Boost Immunity, Create Calm, Strengthen Digestion, and Improve Overall Health
Spice Apothecary: How to Use 19 Everyday Spices to Boost Immunity, Create Calm, Strengthen Digestion, and Improve Overall Health
By Clare, Bevin
2020-06 - Storey Publishing
9781635860832 Check Our Catalog

 

Spices are universally recognized as a source of flavor and aromatics, but in cultures around the world, these plant parts have a long history as source of medicine. In Spice Apothecary, author Bevin Clare combines her training in herbalism and nutrition to inspire a return to the kitchen spice cabinet for better health and healing. Focusing on 19 common culinary spices that are easy to …More
 

Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art
Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art
By Nestor, James
2020-05 - Riverhead Books
9780735213616 Check Our Catalog

 

AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

No matter what you eat, how much you exercise, how skinny or young or wise you are, none of it matters if you're not breathing properly.

There is nothing more essential to our health and well-being than breathing: take air in, let it out, repeat 25,000 times a day. Yet, as a species, humans have lost the ability to breathe correctly, with grave …More
 

Take a Deep Breath: A Simple Exercise Guide to Increasing Your Oxygen Intake
Take a Deep Breath: A Simple Exercise Guide to Increasing Your Oxygen Intake
By Kerr, Meera Patricia
Author McLanahan, Sandra A. MD
2020-05 - Square One Publishers
9780757004810 Check Our Catalog

 

 

It may begin with shortness of breath or perhaps a recurring cough as you inhale. Your ability to take in more air becomes impeded--for any number of reasons. The bottom line is that your body is not receiving the oxygen it requires, and when that happens, your body lets you know it. Exhaustion, depression, lack of focus, and dizziness can all set in, not to mention the organ damage created by …More
 

The Hilarious World of Depression
The Hilarious World of Depression
By Moe, John
2020-05 - St. Martin's Press
9781250209283 Check Our Catalog

 

 

A] path to deeper understanding and openness, by way of laughter in the dark --The New York Times Book Review

...Filled with heart, humor and hope. --People

One of Todays's Ten Best Inspirational Books, 2020 One of Huff Post's 10 Most Anticipated Book Releases Of May 2020

A funny, honest book about depression, and what …More
 

Fit Gurl: The Total-Body Turnaround Program
Fit Gurl: The Total-Body Turnaround Program
By Alcantara, Mel
2020-05 - HarperOne
9780062959485 Check Our Catalog

 

 

A USA TODAY BESTSELLER

Melissa pushed me...Once I started to work out with her I realized, this is way harder than I thought it would be.--KIM KARDASHIAN WEST

A FITNESS PROGRAM WITH SERIOUS RESULTS DESIGNED BY KIM KARDASHIAN WEST'S MOST CELEBRATED PERSONAL TRAINER, MELISSA ALCANTARA, AKA @FITGURLMEL …More
 

Creative Care: A Revolutionary Approach to Dementia and Elder Care
Creative Care: A Revolutionary Approach to Dementia and Elder Care
By Basting, Anne
2020-05 - HarperOne
9780062906175 Check Our Catalog

 

 

A MacArthur Genius Grant recipient pioneers a radical change in how we interact with older loved ones, especially those experiencing dementia, as she introduces a proven method that uses the creative arts to bring light and joy to the lives of elders.
 

In Creative Care, Anne Basting lays the groundwork for a widespread transformation in our approach to elder …More
 

Fix Your Period: 6 Weeks to Banish Bloating, Conquer Cramps, Manage Moodiness, and Ignite Lasting Hormone Balance
Fix Your Period: 6 Weeks to Banish Bloating, Conquer Cramps, Manage Moodiness, and Ignite Lasting Hormone Balance
By Jardim, Nicole
2020-04 - Harper Wave
9780062937322 Check Our Catalog

 

 

"Nicole Jardim walks the talk, and I am confident that Fix Your Period will help ignite the hormone balance you are seeking and restore your vitality." --Sara Gottfried, MD, New York Times bestselling author of The Hormone Cure

A life-changing step-by-step natural protocol to ignite lasting hormone balance and improve everything from …More
 

Hidden Valley Road: Inside the Mind of an American Family
Hidden Valley Road: Inside the Mind of an American Family
By Kolker, Robert
2020-04 - Doubleday Books
9780385543767 Check Our Catalog

 

OPRAH'S BOOK CLUB PICK

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

The heartrending story of a midcentury American family with twelve children, six of them diagnosed with schizophrenia, that became science's great hope in the quest to understand the disease.

Don and Mimi Galvin seemed to be living the American dream. After World War II, Don's work with the Air Force brought them …More
 

The Healthy Brain Book: An All-Ages Guide to a Calmer, Happier, Sharper You
The Healthy Brain Book: An All-Ages Guide to a Calmer, Happier, Sharper You
By Sears, William
Author Fortanasce, Vincent M.
2020-04 - Benbella Books
9781948836517 Check Our Catalog

 

 

Internationally renowned family doctor William Sears and noted neurologist Vincent M. Fortanasce present an accessible, all-ages guide to optimum brain health, from treating depression, anxiety, and ADHD to preventing Alzheimer's and dementia, with or without medication

The brain is a complex organ, responsible for our thoughts, our feelings, our hopes and dreams. It's …More
 

Notes from an Apocalypse: A Personal Journey to the End of the World and Back
Notes from an Apocalypse: A Personal Journey to the End of the World and Back
By O'Connell, Mark
2020-04 - Doubleday Books
9780385543002 Check Our Catalog

 

"Harrowing, tender-hearted, and funny as hell" --Jenny Offill

"Fascinating...Oddly uplifting" --The Economist

"Smart, funny, irreverent, and philosophically rich" --Wall Street Journal

By the author of the award-winning To Be a Machine, an absorbing, deeply felt book about our anxious present tense--and coming to grips with the …More
 

The Trying Game: How to Get Pregnant and Get Through Fertility Treatment Without Losing Your Mind
The Trying Game: How to Get Pregnant and Get Through Fertility Treatment Without Losing Your Mind
By Klein, Amy
2020-04 - Ballantine Books
9781984819154 Check Our Catalog

 

From the author of "Fertility Diary" for the New York Times Motherlode blog comes a reassuring, no-nonsense guide to both the emotional and practical process of trying to get pregnant, written with the smarts, warmth, and honesty of a woman who has been in the trenches.

"A compassionate, often funny, well-researched, and ultimately empowering guide."--Lori Gottlieb, New York Times …More
 

Is It Alzheimer's?: 101 Answers to Your Most Pressing Questions about Memory Loss and Dementia
Is It Alzheimer's?: 101 Answers to Your Most Pressing Questions about Memory Loss and Dementia
By Rabins, Peter V.
2020-03 - Johns Hopkins University Press
9781421436401 Check Our Catalog

 

 

Perhaps someone in your family has been diagnosed with Alzheimer disease--or maybe you worry about developing memory loss yourself. In Is It Alzheimer's?, Dr. Peter V. Rabins, a top expert in the field, educates readers by answering 101 often-asked questions about memory loss and dementia.

Written in a conversational, easy-to-use Q&A style, the book is organized into seven unique …More
 

The Lady's Handbook for Her Mysterious Illness: A Memoir of Being Lost in the Medical Labyrinth
The Lady's Handbook for Her Mysterious Illness: A Memoir of Being Lost in the Medical Labyrinth
By Ramey, Sarah
2020-03 - Doubleday Books
9780385534079 Check Our Catalog

 

The darkly funny memoir of Sarah Ramey's years-long battle with a mysterious illness that doctors thought was all in her head--but wasn't. A revelation and an inspiration for millions of women whose legitimate health complaints are ignored.

In her harrowing, defiant, and unforgettable memoir, Sarah Ramey recounts the decade-long saga of how a seemingly minor illness in her senior year …More
 

Life Without Diabetes
Life Without Diabetes
By Taylor, Roy
2020-03 - HarperOne
9780062938121 Check Our Catalog

 

 

THE US EDITION OF THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER

A momentous medical breakthrough --a scientifically proven program for managing and reversing Type 2 Diabetes at any stage of health.
 

The fastest growing disease in the world, Type 2 diabetes has long been regarded as an incurable, lifelong condition that becomes progressively …More
 

Divergent Mind: Thriving in a World That Wasn't Designed for You
Divergent Mind: Thriving in a World That Wasn't Designed for You
By Nerenberg, Jenara
2020-03 - HarperOne
9780062876799 Check Our Catalog

 

 

AUDIBLE EDITOR'S PICK
 

 

A paradigm-shifting study of neurodivergent women--those with ADHD, autism, synesthesia, high sensitivity, and sensory processing disorder--exploring why these traits are overlooked in women and how society benefits from allowing their unique strengths to flourish.

As a successful …More
 

The XX Brain: The Groundbreaking Science Empowering Women to Maximize Cognitive Health and Prevent Alzheimer's Disease
The XX Brain: The Groundbreaking Science Empowering Women to Maximize Cognitive Health and Prevent Alzheimer's Disease
By Mosconi, Lisa
Foreword by Shriver, Maria
2020-03 - Avery Publishing Group
9780593083116 Check Our Catalog

 

The instant New York Times bestseller

"In The XX Brain, Lisa meticulously guides us in the ways we can both nourish and protect ourselves, body and mind, to ensure our brains remain resilient throughout our lives."

--from the foreword by Maria Shriver

The first book to address cognitive enhancement and Alzheimer's prevention specifically in women--and …More
 

Preventing Lyme and Other Tick-Borne Diseases: Control Ticks in the Home Landscape; Prevent Infection Using Herbal Protocols; Treat Tick Bites with Na
Preventing Lyme and Other Tick-Borne Diseases: Control Ticks in the Home Landscape; Prevent Infection Using Herbal Protocols; Treat Tick Bites with Na
By Chesney, Alexis
Foreword by Horowitz, Richard
2020-03 - Storey Publishing
9781635862096 Check Our Catalog

 

Disease-carrying ticks are found in all 50 states in the U.S. and, as their numbers rise and their ranges increase, so, too, do cases of tick-borne illnesses. Alexis Chesney, a naturopathic physician specializing in the treatment of diseases transmitted through tick bites, offers a comprehensive strategy for reducing exposure to disease-causing organisms and boosting the effectiveness of standard …More
 

Why Did I Come Into This Room?: A Candid Conversation about Aging
Why Did I Come Into This Room?: A Candid Conversation about Aging
By Lunden, Joan
2020-03 - Forefront Books
9781948677295 Check Our Catalog

 

Why Did I Come into This Room? is a funny "What to Expect When You're Expecting" for the aging woman.

"I'm too old for Snapchat, but too young for Life Alert."

In her most candid and revealing book yet, acclaimed broadcast journalist and Baby Boomer Joan Lunden delves into the various phases of aging that leave many feeling uncomfortable, confused, and on edge. In her …More