The New York Times number-one best seller. At the age of 36, on the verge of completing a decade's training as a neurosurgeon, Paul Kalanithi was diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer. One day he was a doctor treating the dying, the next he was a patient struggling to live.
"A book to treasure"
The Evolution of Medicine provides step-by-step instruction for building a successful "community micropractice", one that engages both the patient and practitioner in a therapeutic partnership focused on the body as a whole rather than isolated symptoms. This invaluable handbook will awaken health professionals to exciting new career possibilities. At the same time, it will alleviate the fear of abandoning a conventional medical system that is bad for doctors, patients, and payers, as well as being ineffectual in the treatment of chronic ailments
Dr. Rankin discovered the health care she had been taught was missing something: a recognition of the body’s innate ability to self-repair. Using cases of spontaneous healing, Dr. Rankin shows how thoughts, feelings, and beliefs can alter the body’s physiology. She lays out the data proving that loneliness, pessimism, depression, fear, and anxiety damage the body, while intimate relationships, gratitude, meditation, sex, and authentic self-expression flip on the body’s self-healing processes.
"I would recommend this audio book"
Oliver Sacks' The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat tells the stories of individuals afflicted with fantastic perceptual and intellectual aberrations: patients who have lost their memories and with them the greater part of their pasts; who are no longer able to recognize people and common objects; who are stricken with violent tics and grimaces or who shout involuntary obscenities; whose limbs have become alien; who have been dismissed as retarded yet are gifted with uncanny artistic or mathematical talents.
We are all increasingly bewildered by the simple question of what to eat. Despite advice from experts, governments and dieticians about the dangers of too much fat, sugar, protein and lack of exercise, our nutrition - and the global obesity crisis - is getting worse. Why can one person eat a certain meal and gain weight and another eat exactly the same food and lose pounds? Genes provide part of the answer, but we have been overlooking one vital aspect of diet that lies within us.
"Knowledgeable, informative and entertaining"
In the New York Times bestseller Brain Rules, Dr. John Medina, a molecular biologist, shares his lifelong interest in how the brain sciences might influence the way we teach our children and the way we work. In each chapter, he describes a brain rule - what scientists know for sure about how our brains work - and then offers transformative ideas for our daily lives. Medina’s fascinating stories and infectious sense of humor breathe life into brain science.
Over 90 percent of the population suffers from inflammation or an autoimmune disorder. Until now, conventional medicine has said there is no cure. Minor irritations like rashes and runny noses are ignored, while chronic and debilitating diseases like Crohn's and rheumatoid arthritis are handled with a cocktail of toxic treatments that fail to address their root cause. But it doesn't have to be this way.
In When the Body Says No, physician and writer Gabor Maté explores the mind-body link and the connection between stress and disease. Can a person literally die of loneliness? Is there a relationship between the ability to express emotions and Alzheimer’s disease? Is there such a thing as a “cancer personality?” Drawing on scientific research and years of experience as a practicing physician, Maté provides answers to these and other important questions.
"Dr Gabor Mate - an inspiration"
Up to 100,000 Americans die each year as a result of some form of medical mistake. And this is just the reported number of deaths. The total number of deaths and other disabilities is estimated to be triple (or more) of what's actually reported. This book takes you behind the scenes to expose heartbreaking stories of medical malpractice, careless misdiagnosis, and downright neglect on the part of health-care personnel across the country.
Are you confused by what your cholesterol levels really say about your health? Don't you wish someone could just spell it out in simple English and tell you what, if anything, you need to do to improve your heart and overall health? That's precisely what Cholesterol Clarity is designed to do. Jimmy Moore, a prolific and highly respected health blogger and podcaster, interviewed 28 of the world's top health experts from various fields to give you the complete lowdown on cholesterol.
"Fantastic and insightful"
Sometimes in medicine the only way to know what is truly going on in a patient is to operate, to look inside with one's own eyes. This book is exploratory surgery on medicine itself, laying bare a science not in its idealized form but as it actually is - complicated, perplexing, and profoundly human.
Think Away Your Pain presents a revolutionary approach to relieve suffering and eliminate chronic pain. In this user-friendly clearly written book, you will learn how chronic pain becomes a condition of the brain as much as the body. Think Away Your Pain shows you how to use the immense power of your thoughts and beliefs to literally change the neural circuitry of your brain.
Did you know that medicinal herbs and the extracts are not only linked to old, ugly witches but can have a great benefit for your body? Most people do not even know about the great use of plant-based medicine, but you have come to the right place now. Wouldn't it be great to not depend on the pharmaceutical industry anymore? Do you always feel worse than before after taking pharmaceuticals? Or do you just want to try something natural?
In the tradition of Carl Sagan, Rachel Carson, and Stephen Hawking, a new voice has emerged with the unique gift of translating cutting-edge science into clear, accessible language: Dr. Bruce Lipton. With The Wisdom of Your Cells, this internationally recognized authority on cellular biology takes listeners on an in-depth exploration into the microscopic world, where new discoveries and research are revolutionizing the way we understand life, evolution, and consciousness.
Blockbuster drugs - each of which generates more than a billion dollars a year in revenue - have revolutionized the industry since the early 1980s, when sales of Tagamet alone transformed a minor Philadelphia-based firm into the world's ninth-largest pharmaceutical company. In Blockbuster Drugs, Jie Jack Li tells the fascinating stories behind the discovery and development of these highly lucrative medicines, while also exploring the tumult the industry now faces as the "patent cliff" nears.
Whether you're a medical professional or pharmacy student or a Nurse looking to learn more about bacteria, viruses and fungi, Medical Microbiology Audio Learn is your complete audio study guide to medical microbiology. And featuring the morphology, pathogenesis, defense mechanisms and treatments for more than 150 medically significant bacteria, viruses and fungi, you can be sure to improve your knowledge level at work or improve your medical grades.
In What Doctors Feel, Dr. Danielle Ofri has taken on the task of dissecting the hidden emotional responses of doctors, and how these directly influence patients. How do the stresses of medical life - from paperwork to grueling hours to lawsuits to facing death - affect the medical care that doctors can offer their patients? Digging deep into the lives of doctors, Ofri examines the daunting range of emotions - shame, anger, empathy, frustration, hope, pride, occasionally despair, and sometimes even love - that permeate the contemporary doctor-patient connection.
Why Do I Still Have Thyroid Symptoms? was written to address the true causes of hypothyroidism in this country and how to manage them. The vast majority of hypothyroid cases are caused by Hashimoto's disease, an autoimmune reaction, and are being treated inappropriately or misdiagnosed by the standard health care model. Through exhaustive research and clinical experience, Dr. Kharrazian has discovered the many causes of hypothyroidism, including autoimmunity, and how to manage it.
For two thousand years, cadavers have been involved in science's boldest strides and weirdest undertakings. They've tested France's first guillotines, ridden the NASA Space Shuttle, been crucified in a Parisian laboratory to test the authenticity of the Shroud of Turin, and helped solve the mystery of TWA Flight 800. For every new surgical procedure, from heart transplants to gender reassignment surgery, cadavers have been there alongside surgeons, making history in their quiet way.
"A down to earth, thought provoking discussion"
A masterful synchronization of history and cutting-edge science shines new light on humanity's darkest diagnosis. In the wake of the Cancer Genome Atlas project's failure to provide a legible road map to a cure for cancer, science writer Travis Christofferson illuminates a promising blend of old and new perspectives on the disease.
One out of three women alive today, and one out of two men, will face a cancer diagnosis, according to the World Health Organization. Ty Bollinger takes this personally: in the course of a decade, he says, "I lost my entire family to cancer. I don't believe I had to lose them." The Truth about Cancer has been written for one simple reason: to share the knowledge we need to protect ourselves, treat ourselves, and in some cases save our lives or the lives of those we love.
Have you heard of CBD (also known as Cannabidiol) Oil? If you have, you probably already know about its healing properties and medicinal value. Being a strong believer in the goodness of CBD Hemp Oil, author Christopher Knowles feels compelled to bring the truth to the surface. In his book, CBD Hemp Oil, he explains in depth the many benefits of this healing oil in disease treatment.
Giulia Enders provides a complete guide to the latest advances science has made in terms of our digestive system. The whole digestive process, from the time the food enters your mouth to when it is finally digested, is covered. Enders begins with an introduction to the system's overall structure and goes on to explain what role each part of the system plays and how each part interacts with the others in order to promote effective digestion.
John R. Brinkley (July 8, 1885-May 26, 1942) became nationally known as the "goat gland doctor" for his controversial medical practice that promised virility for his male patients. He was a pioneer in radio broadcasting and advertising, as he promoted his services to his large listening audience. Despite detractors and critics in the medical community thoroughly discrediting his methods, Brinkley operated clinics and hospitals in several states for two decades.
The NCLEX Trainer exam guide begins with an outline of the topics and key facts that you need to remember for the exam. In section seven of this guide you can apply and test your knowledge with over 100 topic-specific practice questions. All answers to the questions are given with detailed rationales to further your knowledge and understanding of the topic. Smart study strategies are outlined in the penultimate section of this guide - this will put you on a steady path to achieving success on your NCLEX exam!
Mayo Clinic Guide to a Healthy Pregnancy is a comprehensive guide to navigating all aspects of pregnancy including pregnancy preparations, conception, week-by-week embryonic development, labor, and postpartum care. Pregnancy is exciting, but for most women there are also numerous accompanying financial and emotional stressors, not to mention hormone-induced emotional shifts.
The 36-Hour Day by Nancy Mace and Peter Rabins is a detailed self-help guide for people caring for loved ones with Alzheimer's disease, dementia, and other memory impairments. The burdens on caregivers are immense. They first must have a physician adequately assess their loved one's condition and help the family come up with a plan for comprehensive and appropriate care.
Sciatica: Pain Relief Guide is a unique book that takes a deeper look at sciatica and teaches you every step, including an action plan for destroying sciatica before it gets worse. This is a book of action and doesn't just tell you to try harder. True change is possible and it starts today with small steps.
Heart disease is a serious problem affecting millions of people around the world! Would you like to be doing things that will help keep your heart healthy and strong for many years to come? If so, be sure to check out this book - it clearly explains everything you need to know about heart health! Find out what you can do naturally and inexpensively to keep your heart healthy and strong!
NCLEX-PN AudioLearn is a complete audio review for the NCLEX-PN. This Course helps you study for this challenging test in three powerful ways: You can study anytime, anywhere. On your commute to work/school, at the gym or while shopping and before you go to sleep. You will remember the key points tested on the NCLEX-PN like the lyrics to your favorite song. You will greatly increase your study time efficiency allowing you to do other things important to you.
A coauthor of the New York Times bestselling guide to Social Security Get What's Yours authors an essential companion to explain Medicare, the nation's other major benefit for older Americans. Learn how to maximize your health coverage and save money.
Starting with how radiation therapy works, Confessions of a Radiation Oncologist informs patients of what to expect before, during and after treatment. Special attention is paid to radiation therapy for different kinds of cancers, empowering patients with the knowledge they need about the specific cancer they are fighting.
Are you exhausted all the time, plagued by brain fog, and unable to lose weight? Do you struggle with insomnia, panic attacks, and tremors? But does your doctor insists your labs are normal and that you just need to eat less and exercise more? As anyone who has been there knows, nothing is more frustrating, stressful, and emotionally draining than feeling unwell and being told you're fine by the very person who is supposed to heal you. The truth is your symptoms could be caused by a thyroid disorder.
When Sarah Gray received the devastating news that her unborn son, Thomas, was diagnosed with anencephaly, a terminal condition, she decided she wanted his death - and life - to have meaning. In the weeks before she gave birth to her twin sons in 2010, she arranged to donate Thomas' organs. Due to his low birth weight, they would go to research rather than transplant. As transplant donors have the opportunity to meet recipients, Sarah wanted to know how Thomas' donation would be used.
Whether you are trying to conceive naturally or through IVF, the quality of your eggs will have a powerful impact on how long it takes you to get pregnant and whether you face an increased risk of miscarriage. Poor egg quality is emerging as the single most important cause of age-related infertility, recurrent miscarriage, and failed IVF cycles. It is also a major contributor to infertility in PCOS.
When we think about viruses, we think about diseases such as the flu. For the most part, the flu comes and goes, the body is able to fight it. For some, it can be deadly. There are of course more dangerous viruses out there such as Ebola that in some cases kills 90% of those infected. In today's world, viruses can spread very quickly and it's for this reason we must be vigilant.
There is a common misconception among patients as well as physicians that treating type two diabetes means controlling your blood sugar by any means. This approach is dangerously flawed. The fact is that type two diabetes is a complex disease process. If not managed properly, it often leads to a number of horrendous complications. Sometimes, medications can cause more harm than good.
This book provides you with all the knowledge and strategies you can use to prevent, control, and lower high blood pressure - from adopting healthy lifestyle modifications and understanding dietary requirements, to using natural remedies!
You are about to discover proven steps and remedies that protect, heal, and provide instant relief from everyday common ailments. This book contains a comprehensive list of various herbs and other plants that have been used throughout history for their medicinal value. It details the many medical conditions that each herb can treat. Truly, one should know how to take advantage of the healing wonders of nature and this book teaches you to do exactly that.