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New Arrivals - Medicine, health, and technology
"Provocative and timely: a pioneering neurocriminologist introduces the latest biological research into the causes of--and potential cures for--criminal behavior. A leading criminologist who specializes in the neuroscience behind criminal behavior, Adrian Raine introduces a wide range of new scientific research into the origins and nature of violence and criminal behavior. He explains how impairments to areas of the brain that control our ability to experience fear, make decisions, and feel empathy can make us more likely to engage in criminal behavior. He applies this new understanding of the criminal mind to some of the most well-known criminals in history. And he clearly delineates the pressing considerations this research demands: What are its implications for our criminal justice system? Should we condemn and punish individuals who have little to no control over their behavior? Should we act preemptively with people who exhibit strong biological predispositions to becoming dangerous criminals? These are among the thorny issues we can no longer ignore as our understanding of criminal behavior grows"-- Provided by publisher.
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Why do our bodies rebel against themselves? Why are autoimmunine disorders on the rise? What role do everyday environmental toxins play in triggering onset of these diseases? The author answers these questions with personal stories and sound scientific research and offers ways to combat the problem.
"What to do before wildfire strikes could save your home. What you do during a wildfire could save your life. And if your home is damaged or destroyed, what you do now will make it much eaiser to put your life back together"--P.  of cover.
Presents a new program to help understand attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder and how to make its traits and symptoms work positively to manage time, harness mental energy, and create supportive environments.
Tells the story of Henry Gustave Molaison, known only as H. M. until his death in 2008. In 1953, at the age of twenty-seven, Molaison underwent a dangerous psychosurgical procedure intended to alleviate his debilitating epilepsy. The surgery went horribly wrong and when Molaison awoke he was unable to store new experiences. For the rest of his life, he would be trapped in the moment. But Molaison's tragedy would prove a gift to humanity. The amazing specificity of his impairment shed new light on the functions and structures of the human brain, revolutionizing neuroscience.
Describes the life of the mysterious doctor Max Jacobson, who was code-named Dr. Feelgood after treating John F. Kennedy and many other historical figures and celebrities with a special serum that turned out to contain methamphetamine and steroids.
"A book by Dr. Richard Besser of Good Morning America, who will give advice on how to live a longer, healthier life"-- Provided by publisher.
Victoria Boutenko shares her research on the nutritional benefits of greens and green smoothies as well as omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, and offers recipes and information on organic versus conventional produce.
The home-decorating and lifestyle maven presents a guide to healthy living after age 40, sharing illustrated advice on topics ranging from diet and exercise to intellect and home organization, while providing recipes and recommendations for preventing and managing chronic illness.
"Clinical trials show that up to 80 percent of patients given a placebo heal themselves with the power of the mind alone. But how? There is documented evidence that beliefs, thoughts, and feelings can cure the body. And this book not only reveals the data from mainstream medical journals; it tells you step-by-step how you can implement this knowledge to make your body ripe for spontaneous remission or disease prevention. For years, pioneers in the medical community have been extolling the virtues of the mind's power to heal the body. Yet their insights into the connection between our physiological states and our thoughts, beliefs, and emotions have long been dismissed by modern medicine as New-Age quackery and pseudoscience. Until now, few have made a definitive, scientifically-documented case that the mind indeed has the power to prevent illness and even cure the body. Intrigued but skeptical that the mind could heal the body, Western-trained physician Lissa Rankin, M.D. pored over hundreds of objectively evaluated, peer-reviewed studies from medical journals to find proof not just that thoughts and feelings originating in the mind can heal the body, but also that there are clear physiological mechanisms explaining how this happens. In short, the body is equipped with natural self-repair mechanisms that the mind has the power to flip on or off. In Mind Over Medicine, she explains how this process works, proves with extraordinary case studies from the medical literature that it does, and teaches practical techniques you can use to activate the body's natural self-healing mechanisms, while shutting off the processes that predispose to illness. She also guides you through the process of uncovering where you might be making unhealthy choices, not just in your diet, exercise program, and sleep habits, but in your relationships, your professional life, your creative life, your spiritual life, and more- so that you can create a customized treatment plan "The Prescription" aimed at bolstering all of these health-promoting aspects of your life. By expanding your definition of health and healing and implementing practices that turn off what Harvard researcher Walter Cannon termed "the stress response" and activating what Dr. Herbert Benson termed "the relaxation response," you can prevent or even reverse diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, chronic pain, even cancer. "-- Provided by publisher.
The co-host of The View reveals how, with the help of a leading endocrinologist, she devised her own diet plan, which allowed her to lose weight, regain her health and control her Type 2 diabetes.
Presents breathing techniques and exercises that can be used to alleviate mood and stress-related issues, including anxiety, depression, and insomnia, all without taking medication.
Learn the secret to avoiding osteoporosis and heart disease. Rhéaume-Bleue shows that vitamin D and calcium supplements actually increase the risk of heart attack and stroke, and teaches you about vitamin K2, a little-known supernutrient that humans once thrived on, and that has been ignored by scientists.
"The overnight diet" is the world's first high-octane hybrid diet designed to produce instant, lasting results, preserve lean muscle, prevent disease, and increase longevity. Now Dr. Caroline Apovian, leading expert and authority on nutrition and weight management, explains the seven-day plan that prevents "Shrinking Muscle Syndrome" and increases lean muscle mass to keep metabolism revved up. The 1-Day Power Up jump-starts fat burning and weight-loss in one night, then the 6-Day Fuel Up keeps the body infat-burning mode while offering readers a bounty of tasty food options, including peanut butter, avocado, and even chocolate! After losing up to two pounds overnight and up to nine pounds in the first week, the cycle can be repeated every seven days to achieve lightning-fast weight loss, burn fat, reduce water retention and bloating, stave off hunger pangs, and prevent plateaus. This is the ultimate blueprint for anyone who wants to slim down, whether they want to lose five pounds or 50 pounds!"-- Provided by publisher.
"Give Tana Amen two weeks and she will change your life with The Omni Diet, a science-based nutritional and lifestyle program that bridges the gap between plant-based and high-protein programs. It offers readers a simple plan that provides both: an abundance of illness-fighting nutrients from whole living foods and high quality protein to keep the brain sharp and muscles and organs functioning at peak condition. The balance of 70% plant-based foods and 30% protein restores energy, slashes risk of disease, optimizes brain and hormone functioning, produces dramatic weight loss, and promotes health from the inside out. The Omni Diet offers three, two-week phases, followed by a maintenance plan that is the guide to a lifetime of healthy living. With many delicious recipes and important advice and tips, such as how to mimic longevity-inducing calorie restriction without drastically cutting calories, readers will see results immediately--in their weight and in their overall health. "-- Provided by publisher.
"Bringing information theory---the idea that all information can be quantified and encoded in bits---to bear on recent advances in the neurosciences, Loewenstein reveals inside the brain a web of immense computational power capable of rendering a coherent representation of the world outside. He guides us on an exhilarating journey along the sensory data stream of the brain---the stream that nurses our cognitions---and we see how the vast amounts of information coming in from the world outside get processed by the web, how its neurons gradually extract meaning from this hodgepodge, and how they arrive at a coherent picture of the world"-- Provided by publisher.
A comprehensive reference guide to the foundational Taoist practices taught by Master Mantak Chia, organized by level and chi kung system for quick reference during practice or teaching and covering all of the basic exercises in the Universal Tao's first 6 levels of instruction--Amazon.com.
"A new inspirational and practical fitness book by celebrity trainer and bestselling author, Chris Powell, known to an audience of millions from the first and second seasons of ABC's "Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition." His carb cycling plan and inspiring training techniques are taken to a new level in CHOOSE MORE, LOSE MORE FOR LIFE as Powell--who understands that the journey toward fitness can plateau if one becomes bored or feels limited--provides more exercise options, food options, recipes, advice, and all-new stories to amaze. He provides the skinny on carb cycling anew but in CHOOSE MORE, LOSE MORE FOR LIFE, he keeps readers inspired with more than 30 new photo-illustrated routines, hundreds of practical tips, updated food information and tracking logs designed to keep you motivated. Powell includes dozens of personally selected real-life stories of people who have taken the weight-loss journey with him, each story providing support, inspiration, and information that any reader can use"-- Provided by publisher.
Help for Billy brings a compassionate voice to the thousands of children who attend every school in America who have been impacted by trauma, and the significant disadvantage that stress has on brain development.
"A practical guide to identifying and targeting toxins with the most appropriate and effective detox methods reveals the two main types of toxins: colloidal, which affect circulation and organ function, and crystalline, which cause tissue damage and pain explains the toxins behind specific illnesses and which of the 5 excretory organs--liver, intestines, kidneys, lungs, or skin--should be stimulated for optimal detox details how specific foods can produce these toxins and trigger illnesses. The lasting benefits of detoxification and internal cleanses are becoming well-known and accepted--in part, because these practices are more vital than ever for optimal health and longevity and in the fight against environmental and dietary toxins. Christopher Vasey shows how accumulation of toxins is the primary cause of illness and how the key to successful detoxification is identifying the type of toxin--either colloidal or crystalline--polluting your biological terrain. He explains how colloidal toxins hinder circulation and organ function, while crystals move around the body damaging tissues and causing lesions and pain. Left unchecked, the two forms can combine to create "stones"--such as gallstones or kidney stones. Beyond finding the cause of an illness, the most important reason to correctly diagnose your type of toxin is to ensure you choose the most effective method of detoxification and stimulate the appropriate excretory organ--liver, intestines, kidneys, lungs, or skin. For example, a person seeking to purge his system of crystals should increase his fluid intake to stimulate the kidneys not encourage bile production, because crystals cannot be expelled via the liver. With clear, practical instructions and guidance, Vasey explains how to identify which type of toxin is triggering your illness and which medicinal herbs, hydrotherapy techniques, or nutritional options are the best choice for each specific condition or combination of ailments. He reveals which foods produce colloidal and crystalline toxins and should therefore be avoided. This targeted method of detoxification enables each of us to cleanse our bodies of accumulated toxins safely, accurately, and successfully. "-- Provided by publisher.
Draws from research in Olympic labs and real-life testing to provide a revolutionary program which uses safe, natural, and effective ways to produce more testosterone and help every man become lean, healthy, and virile.
Presents a thirty-day planner, complete with daily recipes, helpful hints, and words of wisdom for transitioning to a raw foods vegetarian diet.
Presenting a revolutionary two-week diet transformatin, the creators of SparkPeople.com offer a day-by-day guide that combines the latest nutritional information with delicious recipe swaps and essential workouts to help people achieve sustainable weight loss.