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  1. 5.8 hrs • 8/9/2016 • Unabridged

    From an esteemed geneticist and the director of gerontology at the Personal Genome Project at Harvard Medical School comes a revolutionary plan for curbing memory loss and improving cognitive longevity that will forever change how you think about diet and aging. All around the world people are living longer than ever, but record numbers of us are experiencing cognitive decline and other brain disorders later in life. New studies show that Alzheimer’s disease is the number three cause of death in developed countries, behind heart disease and cancer. But there is good news. We now have the knowledge to extend both lifespan and mindspan, helping to ensure that our minds and bodies stay in peak form at any age. Studying the diets of the “mindspan elite,” those populations that live longest with low levels of dementia—as well as the ways that certain food additives and ingredients interact with our genes—Dr. Preston Estep explains how some recent books on the brain and aging have steered us down the wrong dietary path. Shattering myths about which foods are and are not beneficial to our brains, The Mindspan Diet reveals a simple plan to slow cognitive decline. Startling in its revelations about healthy eating for those over the age of forty, it challenges us to rethink our approach to many common staples, including the following:Iron: While iron-fortified foods sound healthy, high iron intake can be toxic, especially for people over forty, and increases the risk of adult-onset diabetes, Alzheimer’s, and Parkinson’s disease.Whole grains: Processed grains such as white rice, pasta, and flour are actually staples in the diets of cultures with the best cognitive health.Protein: Though it’s considered by some to be a miracle macronutrient, high levels of protein are actually hard on the kidneys and may promote cancer and accelerate the progression of dementia. Complete with food recommendations, shopping lists, advice on reading nutrition labels, and more than seventy delicious recipes, The Mindspan Diet shows that you can enjoy the richest flavors life has to offer and remain lean, healthy, and cognitively intact for a very long life.

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    The Mindspan Diet by Preston Estep III, PhD

    The Mindspan Diet

    5.8 hrs • 8/9/16 • Unabridged
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  2. 7.0 hrs • 8/1/2016 • Unabridged

    Oncologist and cancer gene hunter Theo Ross delivers the first authoritative go-to for people facing a genetic predisposition for cancer. There are 13 million people with cancer in the United States, and it’s estimated that about 1.3 million of these cases are hereditary. Yet despite advanced training in cancer genetics and years of practicing medicine, Dr. Theo Ross was never certain whether the history of cancers in her family was simple bad luck or a sign that they were carriers of a cancer-causing genetic mutation. Then she was diagnosed with melanoma, and for someone with a dark complexion, melanoma made no sense. It turned out there was a genetic factor at work. Using her own family’s story, the latest science of cancer genetics, and her experience as a practicing physician, Ross shows listeners how to spot the patterns of inherited cancer, how to get tested for cancer-causing genes, and what to do if you have one. With a foreword by Siddartha Mukherjee, prize-winning author of The Emperor of All Maladies, this will be the first authoritative go-to for people facing inherited cancer. This book empowers listeners to face their genetic heritage without fear and to make decisions that will keep them and their families healthy.

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    A Cancer in the Family

    7.0 hrs • 8/1/16 • Unabridged
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  3. 7.2 hrs • 7/21/2016 • Unabridged

    In his new book, The Simple Heart Cure, you’ll find this top doc’s groundbreaking approach to preventing and reversing heart disease—an approach honed by his study of foreign cultures free of heart disease and decades of experience helping patients achieve a healthier heart at any age. Dr. Crandall is living proof of his program’s success. At the age of forty-eight, and with no major risk factors, he found himself in the ER with a widow-maker blockage of his main coronary artery. After emergency heart surgery, he recovered from heart disease using the same course of treatment he recommends to his thousands of patients—and details for your benefit—in The Simple Heart Cure.

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    The Simple Heart Cure

    7.2 hrs • 7/21/16 • Unabridged
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  4. 10.3 hrs • 7/12/2016 • Unabridged

    The origin of asthma, autism, Alzheimer’s, allergies, cancer, heart disease, obesity, and even some kinds of depression is now clear. Award-winning researcher on the microbiome, professor Rodney Dietert presents a new paradigm in human biology that has emerged in the midst of the ongoing global epidemic of noncommunicable diseases. The Human Superorganism makes a sweeping, paradigm-shifting argument. It demolishes two fundamental beliefs that have blinkered all medical thinking until very recently: 1) Humans are better off as pure organisms free of foreign microbes; and 2) the human genome is the key to future medical advances. The microorganisms that we have sought to eliminate have been there for centuries supporting our ancestors. They comprise 90 percent of the cells in and on our bodies—a staggering percentage! More than a thousand species of them live inside us, on our skin, and on our very eyelashes. Yet we have now significantly reduced their power and in doing so have sparked an epidemic of noncommunicable diseases—which now account for 63 percent of all human deaths. Ultimately, this book is not just about microbes; it is about a different way to view humans. The story that Dietert tells of where the new biology comes from, how it works, and the ways in which it affects your life is fascinating, authoritative, and revolutionary. Dietert identifies foods that best serve you, the superorganism; not new fad foods but ancient foods that have made sense for millennia. He explains protective measures against unsafe chemicals and drugs. He offers an empowering self-care guide and the blueprint for a revolution in public health. We are not what we have been taught. Each of us is a superorganism. The best path to a healthy life is through recognizing that profound truth.

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    The Human Superorganism

    10.3 hrs • 7/12/16 • Unabridged
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  5. 8.0 hrs • 5/26/2016 • Unabridged

    People with Borderline or Narcissistic Personality Disorders have a serious mental illness that primarily affects their intimate, personal, and family relationships. Often they appear to be normally functioning at work and in public interactions, and Narcissists may even be highly effective, in the short term, in some work or social situations. However, in intimate relationships, they can be emotional, aggressive, demeaning, illogical, paranoid, accusing, and controlling—in the extreme. Their ability to function normally or pleasantly can suddenly change in an instant, like flipping a switch. These negative behaviors don’t happen once in a while; they happen almost continuously in their intimate relationships and most often, and especially with their Caretaker family member. Here, Margalis Fjelstad describes how people get into a Caretaker role with a Borderline or Narcissist, and how they can get out. Caretakers give up their sense of self to become who and what the Borderline or Narcissist needs them to be. This compromises the Caretaker’s self-esteem, distorts their thinking processes, and locks them into a Victim-Persecutor-Rescuer pattern with the Borderline or Narcissist. The book looks at the underlying rules and expectations in these relationships and shows Caretakers how to move themselves out of these rigid interactions and into a healthier, more productive, and positive lifestyle—with or without the Borderline/Narcissistic partner or family member. It describes how to get out of destructive interactions with the Borderline or Narcissist and how to take new, more effective actions to focus on personal wants, needs, and life goals while allowing the Borderline or Narcissist to take care of themselves. It presents a realistic, yet compassionate, attitude toward the self-destructive nature of these relationships, and gives real life examples of how individuals have let go of their Caretaker behaviors with creative and effective solutions.

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  6. 10.6 hrs • 5/24/2016 • Unabridged

    In this definitive book on gluten, the authors of Celiac Disease: A Hidden Epidemic cut through the misinformation, false claims, and widespread confusion over gluten to explain the science behind the current gluten-free craze and examine the food-brain-gut triangle to reveal what’s really going on in our bodies and our brains. A regimen once followed by those diagnosed with gluten intolerance or celiac disease (a serious autoimmune disorder), gluten-free diets have become a panacea, “prescribed” not only by gastroenterologists, but also by dieticians, nutritionists, naturopaths, trainers, psychiatrists, and neurologists. Believing that eliminating gluten is healthier or that it will help them lose weight, droves of people are adopting a gluten-free lifestyle—and the food industry has responded with shelves of “gluten-free” products. Yet there is little scientific evidence to substantiate this trend, and the latest medical findings have shown that much of what is commonly accepted about gluten is wrong. While the gluten-free diet works for some people—and is a lifesaver for those with celiac disease—going gluten free may injure our health, robbing us of essential nutrients and masking our real problems. Dr. Peter H. R. Green, an internationally renowned expert on celiac disease and director of the Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University, and Rory Jones provide much-needed medical truths about gluten. Gluten Exposed is an inside-out examination of every symptom and condition associated with gluten, how gluten works in the body, what the gluten-free diet cures—and what it doesn’t—and which drugs, supplements, and foods often cause problems blamed on gluten alone. It offers clear, welcome guidance and specific disease-based roadmaps that can help anyone achieve a healthier, symptom-free life.

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    Gluten Exposed by Peter H. R. Green, MD, Peter H.R. Green, M.D., Rory Jones, MS

    Gluten Exposed

    10.6 hrs • 5/24/16 • Unabridged
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  7. 6.7 hrs • 5/3/2016 • Unabridged

    PBS fitness personality on Classical Stretch and creator of the fitness phenomenon Essentrics, Miranda Esmonde-White offers an eye-opening guide to anti-aging that provides essential tools to help anyone turn back the clock and look and feel younger no matter what age. Miranda Esmonde-White trains everyone from prima ballerinas to professional hockey players to Cerebral palsy patients: what do they all have in common? All of these people are hoping to heal their bodies, prevent further injury, and move optimally and without pain. In fact, they have the same goals as any of us who are trying to stay young, fit, and reverse the hands of time. Because the aging of our bodies occurs in our cells, it must be repaired there too—that’s where Miranda’s highly effective and sought-after techniques come in. The body is programmed to self-destruct as we age, but the speed at which it self-destructs is up to us. Recent scientific studies have proven this fact! In Aging Backwards, Miranda offers a groundbreaking guide on how to maintain and repair our cells, through scientifically designed workouts. Healthy cells prevent joint pain, muscle loss and weak bones—helping to control weight, increase energy, and improve strength and mobility. Miranda offers readers of all ages the tools they need to look and feel young. Complete with tips, tools, and her Eight Basic Age-Reversing Workouts accompanied by instructional photos and web clips, Aging Backwards will help you grow younger, not older!

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    Aging Backwards

    6.7 hrs • 5/3/16 • Unabridged
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  8. 9.1 hrs • 4/26/2016 • Unabridged

    A wry, witty account of what it is like to face death—and be restored to life After being diagnosed in her early forties with metastatic melanoma—a “rapidly fatal” form of cancer—journalist and mother of two Mary Elizabeth Williams finds herself in a race against the clock. She takes a once-in-a-lifetime chance and joins a clinical trial for immunotherapy, a revolutionary drug regimen that trains the body to vanquish malignant cells. Astonishingly, her cancer disappears entirely in just a few weeks. But at the same time, her best friend embarks on a cancer journey of her own—with very different results. Williams’ experiences as a patient and a medical test subject reveal with stark honesty what it takes to weather disease, the extraordinary new developments that are rewriting the rules of science—and the healing power of human connection.

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    A Series of Catastrophes and Miracles by Mary Elizabeth Williams
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  9. 3.6 hrs • 4/26/2016 • Unabridged

    Vanity Fair columnist Michael Kinsley escorts his fellow Boomers through the door marked “Exit.” The largest age cohort in history—the notorious baby boomers—is approaching the end and starting to plan their final moves in the game of life. Now they are asking: What was that all about? Was it about acquiring things or changing the world? Was it about keeping all your marbles? Or is the only thing that counts after you’ve gone the reputation you leave behind?In this series of essays, Michael Kinsley uses his own battle with Parkinson’s disease to unearth answers to questions we are all at some time forced to confront. “Sometimes,” he writes, “I feel like a scout from my generation, sent out ahead to experience in my fifties what even the healthiest Boomers are going to experience in their sixties, seventies, or eighties.”This deeply affectionate book is at once a fresh assessment of a generation and a frequently funny account of one man’s journey toward the finish line. “The least misfortune can do to make up for itself is to be interesting,” he writes. “Parkinson’s disease has fulfilled that obligation.”

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    Old Age

    3.6 hrs • 4/26/16 • Unabridged
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  10. 0.7 hrs • 4/21/2016 • Unabridged

    It doesn’t seem to matter how much you tell yourself to stop biting your nails you just can’t help it, right? All self-limiting beliefs, phobias and bad habits are simply bad programs buried in the subconscious area of the mind. Willpower is entirely ineffective in dealing with these issues because you are prevented from accessing the source of the problem. Craig Beck is a master hypnotist of twenty years standing and is also a respected timeline therapist and NLP master practitioner. He understands what makes people tick and more importantly how to access and remove the erroneous programs that cause us problems in everyday life. Designed to quickly help you reduce and remove the overpowering urge to chew on your nail and fingers; Use this powerful and proven MP3 hypnosis download to help Stop Nail Biting. • Unique speed hypnosis technique for rapid results • Easy to use on any device including smartphones • Rapidly reduce the urge to bite your nails • Break the nail biting loop once and for all • Replace your self doubt with a new constructive habit This kindle book includes a free MP3 download link for the accompanying hypnosis track.

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    Stop Biting Nails: Hypnosis Downloads

    0.7 hrs • 4/21/16 • Unabridged
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  11. 5.4 hrs • 4/5/2016 • Unabridged

    Many know Kimberly Williams-Paisley as the bride in the popular Steve Martin remakes of the Father of the Bride movies, the calculating Peggy Kenter on Nashville, or the wife of country megastar Brad Paisley. But in 2014, Williams-Paisley revealed a tragic secret: her mother had been diagnosed with a rare form of dementia called primary progressive aphasia at the age of sixty-one. In Where the Light Gets In, Williams-Paisley tells the full story of her mother’s illness, from diagnosis through the present day, drawing on her memories of her relationship with the fascinating, complicated, and successful woman who raised her so well. She describes educating herself on her mother’s condition, letting go of the shame and secrecy that surrounded it, and finding unexpected humor and grace in a terrible situation. Her book also chronicles the ways in which her family’s bond was strengthened by the experience, to becoming an awareness advocate, to accepting the woman her mother has become. It is a heartrending and inspiring reminder of how unbreakable our relationships with our mothers are.

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    Where the Light Gets In by Kimberly Williams-Paisley

    Where the Light Gets In

    Foreword written and read by Michael J. Fox
    5.4 hrs • 4/5/16 • Unabridged
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  12. 7.3 hrs • 4/5/2016 • Unabridged

    In a book as eye-opening as it is riveting, practicing nurse and New York Times columnist Theresa Brown invites us to experience not just a day in the life of a nurse but all the life that happens in just one day in a hospital’s cancer ward. In the span of twelve hours, lives can be lost, life-altering medical treatment decisions made, and dreams fulfilled or irrevocably stolen. In Brown’s skilled hands—as both a dedicated nurse and an insightful chronicler of events—we are given an unprecedented view into the individual struggles as well as the larger truths about medicine in this country. By shift’s end, we have witnessed something profound about hope, healing, and humanity. Every day, Theresa Brown holds patients’ lives in her hands. On this day there are four: Mr. Hampton, a patient with lymphoma to whom Brown is charged with administering a powerful drug that could cure him—or kill him; Sheila, who may have been dangerously misdiagnosed; Candace, a returning patient who arrives (perhaps advisedly) with her own disinfectant wipes, cleansing rituals, and demands; and Dorothy, who after six weeks in the hospital may finally go home. Prioritizing and ministering to their needs takes the kind of skill, sensitivity, and, yes, humor that enable a nurse to be a patient’s most ardent advocate in a medical system marked by heartbreaking dysfunction as well as miraculous success.

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    The Shift by Theresa Brown, RN

    The Shift

    7.3 hrs • 4/5/16 • Unabridged
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  13. 9.3 hrs • 4/5/2016 • Unabridged

    The New York Times bestselling author of Eat to Live, Super Immunity, The End of Diabetes, and The End of Dieting presents a scientifically proven, practical program to prevent and reverse heart disease, the leading cause of death in America—coinciding with the author’s new medical study revealing headline-making findings. Dr. Joel Fuhrman, one of the country’s leading experts on preventative medicine, offers his science-backed nutritional plan that addresses the leading cause of death in America: heart disease. An expert in the science of food, Dr. Fuhrman speaks directly to listeners who want to take control of their health and avoid taking medication or undergoing complicated, expensive surgery, the two standard treatments prescribed today. Following the model of his previous programs that have successfully tackled conditions from diabetes to dieting, Dr. Fuhrman’s plan begins with the food we eat. He focuses on a high nutrient per calorie ratio, with a range of options for different needs and conditions. He shows us what to remove and what to add to our diets for optimum heart health, provides menu plans and recipes for heart-healthy meals and snacks, and includes helpful questions for doctors and patients. By understanding heart disease and its triggers, Dr. Fuhrman gives us the knowledge to counter-attack this widespread epidemic and lead longer, healthier lives.

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    The End of Heart Disease by Dr. Joel Fuhrman

    The End of Heart Disease

    By Joel Fuhrman, MD
    Read by John Pruden
    9.3 hrs • 4/5/16 • Unabridged
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  14. 1.0 hrs • 4/4/2016 • Unabridged

    Worried about chemotherapy side effects? Have you heard that chemo makes your hair fall out? Are you concerned about what chemo will do to your skin or hair? What about peripheral neuropathy? Do you have it now? Are you worried it will get worse? If you don’t currently have it, are you concerned about chemotherapy giving you peripheral neuropathy in your feet and ankles? This booklet provides the research results of professionals for ways to improve your overall health–thus helping you cope with the overall procedure–as well as various specific things you can do to help your body deal with some of the less serious, but still annoying and deleterious, side effects of chemotherapy. All of these research results are freely available on the internet. The trouble is: finding them. I’ve simply simplified this for you here. I’ve done the work of gathering the applicable information and bringing it together for your convenience. Some of the chemo side effects discussed include:Hair loss in relation to the prescribed drugs and how to mitigate its effectsWhat to do about dry skinHow to reduce nail damage during chemoA relatively new, non-invasive procedure for peripheral neuropathy (typical treatments for peripheral neuropathy include addictive pharmaceuticals) Knowledge is power–power over your worry. Once you know what to expect, it’s easier to “let go” and just deal with it instead of worrying about it. Chemotherapy Relief gives you that knowledge. Chemotherapy Relief is written in a straight-forward, easy to understand language so anyone with an interest in the subject matter can quickly grasp the concepts.

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    Chemotherapy Relief

    1.0 hrs • 4/4/16 • Unabridged
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  15. 8.8 hrs • 3/29/2016 • Unabridged

    Doctor of Natural Medicine and wellness authority Dr. Josh Axe delivers a groundbreaking, indispensable guide for understanding, diagnosing, and treating one of the most discussed yet little-understood health conditions: leaky gut syndrome Do you have a leaky gut? For eighty percent of the population the answer is yes—and most people don’t even realize it. Leaky gut syndrome is the root cause of a litany of ailments, including: chronic inflammation, allergies, autoimmune diseases, hypothyroidism, adrenal fatigue, diabetes, and even arthritis. That’s because in order to keep us in good health, our gut relies on maintaining a symbiotic relationship with trillions of microorganisms that live in our digestive tract. When our digestive system is out of whack, serious health problems can manifest and our intestinal walls can develop microscopic holes, allowing undigested food particles, bacteria, and toxins to seep into the bloodstream. This condition is known as leaky gut syndrome. In Eat Dirt, Dr. Josh Axe explains that what we regard as modern improvements to our food supply—refrigeration, sanitation, and modified grains—have damaged our intestinal health. In fact, the same organisms in soil that allow plants and animals to flourish are the ones we need for gut health. In Eat Dirt, Dr. Axe explains that it’s essential to get a little “dirty” in our daily lives in order to support our gut bacteria and prevent leaky gut syndrome. Dr. Axe offers simple ways to get these needed microbes, from incorporating local honey and bee pollen into your diet to forgoing hand sanitizers and even ingesting a little probiotic-rich soil. Because leaky gut manifests differently in every individual, Dr. Axe also identifies the five main gut types and offers customizable plans—including diet, supplement, and lifestyle recommendations—to dramatically improve gut health in just thirty days. With a simple diet plan, recipes, and practical advice, Eat Dirt will help listeners restore gut health and eliminate leaky gut for good.

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    Eat Dirt

    8.8 hrs • 3/29/16 • Unabridged
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  16. 8.0 hrs • 3/25/2016 • Unabridged

    It was just about three weeks after his forty-fifth birthday in 2000 when Bill Schmalfeldt was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. In 2007 while working at a federal agency as a writer and podcaster, telling other people about the importance of clinical trials, Bill heard about and volunteered for an experimental brain surgery to determine whether or not “deep brain stimulation” could be done on patients in the earlier stages of the disease. This is the story of Bill’s “Parkinson’s Decade” from being diagnosed in 2000, to having the surgery in 2007, through today. The story is told in a humorous, satirical, almost jovial style considering the fact that Bill’s motor skills and cognition continue to degenerate. Originally published in 2010, updated with a 2016 epilogue.

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    No Doorway Wide Enough

    8.0 hrs • 3/25/16 • Unabridged
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