Health

The genius life : heal your mind, strengthen your body, and become extraordinary book cover

The genius life : heal your mind, strengthen your body, and become extraordinary

Max Lugavere

613 /Lugavere
Health

The author of the New York Times bestselling Genius Foods is back with a lifestyle program for resetting your brain and body to its "factory settings," to help fight fatigue, anxiety, and depression and to optimize cognitive health for a longer and healthier life. The human body was honed under conditions that no longer exist. The modern world has changed dramatically since our days as hunter gatherers, and it has caused widespread anxiety, stress, and disease, leaving our brains in despair. But science proves that the body and brain can be healed with the intervention of lifestyle protocols that help us to regain our cognitive birthright. In The Genius Life, Lugavere expands the Genius Foods plan, which focused on nutrition and how it affects brain health, and expands it to encompass a full lifestyle protocol. We know now that the health of our brains--including our cognitive function and emotional wellness--depend on the health of our gut, endocrine, cardiac and nervous systems as there is a constant feedback loop between all systems. Drawing on globe-spanning research into circadian biology, psychology, dementia prevention, cognitive optimization, and exercise physiology, The Genius Life shows how to integrate healthy choices in all aspects of our daily routines: eating, exercising, sleeping, detoxing, and more to create a healthy foundation for optimal cognitive health and performance.

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The body : a guide for occupants book cover

The body : a guide for occupants

Bill Bryson

612 /Bryson
Science, Health

"Bill Bryson, bestselling author of A Short History of Nearly Everything, takes us on a head-to-toe tour of the marvel that is the human body. As compulsively readable as it is comprehensive, this is Bryson at his very best, a must-read owner's manual for everybody. Bill Bryson once again proves himself to be an incomparable companion as he guides us through the human body--how it functions, its remarkable ability to heal itself, and (unfortunately) the ways it can fail. Full of extraordinary facts (your body made a million red blood cells since you started reading this) and irresistible Bryson-esque anecdotes, The Body will lead you to a deeper understanding of the miracle that is life in general and you in particular. As Bill Bryson writes, "We pass our existence within this wobble of flesh and yet take it almost entirely for granted." The Body will cure that indifference with generous doses of wondrous, compulsively readable facts and information"--

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Maybe my favorite read of the summer! A comprehensive, head to toe guide through the body filled with fascinating science, anecdotes and reflections on our health. It felt like a whirlwind Anatomy and Physiology course, and in time where the world is examining our immune response to a virus, it was oddly compelling and made me reexamine my own health choices. -Mari

Hidden Valley Road : inside the mind of an American family book cover

Hidden Valley Road : inside the mind of an American family

Robert Kolker

616.890092 /Kolker
Health, Biographies

"Don and Mimi Galvin seemed to be living the American dream. After World War II, Don's work with the Air Force brought them to Colorado, where their twelve children perfectly spanned the baby boom: the oldest born in 1945, the youngest in 1965. In those years, there was an established script for a family like the Galvins--aspiration, hard work, upward mobility, domestic harmony--and they worked hard to play their parts. But behind the scenes was a different story: psychological breakdown, sudden shocking violence, hidden abuse. By the mid-1970s, six of the ten Galvin boys, one after the other, were diagnosed as schizophrenic. How could all this happen to one family? What took place inside the house on Hidden Valley Road was so extraordinary that the Galvins became one of the first families to be studied by the National Institutes of Mental Health. Their story offers a shadow history of the science of schizophrenia, from the era of institutionalization, lobotomy, and the schizophrenogenic mother, to the search for genetic markers for the disease, always amidst profound disagreements about the nature of the illness itself. And unbeknownst to the Galvins, samples of their DNA informed decades of genetic research that continues today, offering paths to treatment, prediction, and even eradication of the disease for future generations. With clarity and compassion, bestselling and award-winning author Robert Kolker uncovers one family's unforgettable legacy of suffering, love and hope"--

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I read this author's other book, Lost Girls, a A literary account of the lives and presumed serial killings of five Craigslist prostitutes. I was impressed by his level of detail, and this story follows suit. A fascinating dive into the genetics and behavioral proclivities of sufferers of schizophrenia, as well as a detailed history and exploration of the diagnosis and treatment of this disease. Fascinatingly enough, six of the ten boys in one large family, the Galvins, one after the other, were diagnosed as schizophrenic. This story is tragic and heartbreaking but provides some clarity into one of the most misunderstood diseases in existence. -Mari

Ask a queer chick : a guide to sex, love, and life for girls who dig girls book cover

Ask a queer chick : a guide to sex, love, and life for girls who dig girls

Lindsay King-Miller

eBOOK
LGBTQ+, Nonfiction, Health, Self Help

Ask a Queer Chick is a guide to sex, love, and life for lesbian, gay, bi, and queer women. Based on the popular advice column for Fusion.net, but featuring entirely new content, Ask a Queer Chick cuts through all of the bizarre conditioning imparted by parents, romantic comedies, and The L Word to help queer readers and their straight/cis friends navigate this changing world. Offering advice on everything from coming out to getting your first gay haircut to walking down the aisle, Ask a Queer Chick is a positive, down-to-earth guide that will resonate with readers of Dan Savage and Cheryl Strayed's Tiny Beautiful Things.

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Fast food nation : the dark side of the all-American meal book cover

Fast food nation : the dark side of the all-American meal

Eric Schlosser

eBOOK
Health

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Learn some origin stories and trivia of iconic brands and an American way of life! Also, be depressed. -Anne W

Do your om thing : bending yoga tradition to fit your modern life book cover

Do your om thing : bending yoga tradition to fit your modern life

Rebecca Pacheco

eBOOK
Nonfiction, Sports, Health

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I haven’t read this book, but I like the idea of adapting yoga to fit my lifestyle. I’ve been doing yoga to exercise and deal with stress lately, and I want to learn more about it. This book seems like the perfect mix of learning about tradition and learning how to update it. -Hanna

Kiss the ground : how the food you eat can reverse climate change, heal your body & ultimately save our world book cover

Kiss the ground : how the food you eat can reverse climate change, heal your body & ultimately save our world

Joshua Tickell

631.584 /Tickell
Nonfiction, Science, Health

"Discover the hidden power soil has to reverse climate change, and how a regenerative farming diet not only delivers us better health and wellness, but also rebuilds our most precious resource--the very ground that feeds us. Josh Tickell, one of America's most celebrated documentary filmmakers and director of Fuel, has dedicated most of his life to saving the environment. Now, in Kiss the Ground, he explains an incredible truth: by changing our diets to a soil-nourishing, regenerative agriculture diet, we can reverse global warming, harvest healthy, abundant food, and eliminate the poisonous substances that are harming our children, pets, bodies, and ultimately our planet. Through fascinating and accessible interviews with celebrity chefs, ranchers, farmers, and top scientists, this remarkable book, soon to be a full-length documentary film produced by Leonardo DiCaprio will teach you how to become an agent in humanity's single most important and time sensitive mission. Reverse climate change and effectively save the world--all through the choices you make in how and what to eat"--

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The complete diabetes cookbook : the healthy way to eat the foods you love book cover

The complete diabetes cookbook : the healthy way to eat the foods you love

America's Test Kitchen (Firm)

641.56314 /America's
Cookbooks, Health

"Eating healthfully plays a big role in managing diabetes. America's Test Kitchen's mission is to encourage home cooks to get into the kitchen with 400-plus meticulously developed and tested recipes that maximize healthy ingredients and flavor and limit unhealthy carbs and fats, sodium, and added sugars. Each recipe lists complete nutritional information for easy reference. Enjoy every meal with fresh creative recipes for satisfying breakfasts, weeknight-friendly dinners, holiday celebrations, and even snacks and the occasional sweet treat." -- Back cover.

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Diabetic-friendly recipes for every meal, with nutritional breakdowns, from the knowledgeable and trusted America's Test Kitchen. -Candice

The DASH diet Mediterranean solution : the best eating plan to control your weight and improve your health for life book cover

The DASH diet Mediterranean solution : the best eating plan to control your weight and improve your health for life

Marla Heller

616.132 /Heller
Cookbooks, Health

The DASH diet has been a staple of the dieting world, recommended by doctors, nutritionists, and crowned the US News and World Report's #1 best diet for 8 years in a row. But popular tastes and medical guidelines have evolved, and The Dash Diet Mediterranean Solution presents a new approach to the time tested diet program that highlights the benefits of whole foods. Marla Heller, MS RD has overhauled the DASH plan to reflect the latest, cutting-edge research on hypertension, diabetes, depression, and other health issues that impact millions of Americans. Meal planning gets a new focus on unprocessed foods (less sugar free jello, more fresh fruits!), seafood options, and even a whole section examining vegan and vegetarian choices. Filled with four weeks of menus and tons of strategies and research, the Dash Diet Mediterranean Solution offers readers a new approach to their best health the DASH diet way.

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A cookbook for those who are aiming to lower or keep their blood pressure in check, with a Mediterranean twist. -Candice

Made whole : more than 145 anti-inflammatory keto-paleo recipes to nourish you from the inside out book cover

Made whole : more than 145 anti-inflammatory keto-paleo recipes to nourish you from the inside out

Cristina Curp

641.56383 /Curp
Cookbooks, Health

"Made Whole is a comprehensive cookbook and resource guide that combines the Paleo approach with the low-carb/ketogenic diet, using only whole, natural, unprocessed ingredients. Cristina includes all the tools you need to be successful on a ketogenic diet, along with advice and how-tos for using the keto template to eat intuitively and develop a personalized nutrition plan based on your unique needs. Each recipe is free of grain, gluten, sugar, and dairy, along with nuts, starches, nightshades, and alcohol--making this a perfect cookbook for those following keto, Paleo, low-carb, AIP, or allergen-free diets" --

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This cookbook hits the trifecta! Paleo, low-carb, and gut-friendly recipes for the whole-food enthusiast. -Candice