Nonfiction Audio Books
11.0 hrs • 5/7/2013Listen
What happens when you eat an apple? The answer is vastly more complex than you imagine.
Every apple contains thousands of antioxidants whose names, beyond a few like vitamin C, are unfamiliar to us, and each of these powerful chemicals has the potential to play an important role in supporting our health. They impact thousands upon thousands of metabolic reactions inside the human body. But calculating the specific influence of each of these chemicals isn’t nearly sufficient to explain the effect of the apple as a whole. Because almost every chemical can affect every other chemical, there is an almost infinite number of possible biological consequences—and that’s just from an apple.
Nutritional science, long stuck in a reductionist mindset, is at the cusp of a revolution. The traditional gold standard of nutrition research has been to study one chemical at a time in an attempt to determine its particular impact on the human body. These sorts of studies are helpful to food companies trying to prove there is a chemical in milk or prepackaged dinners that is “good” for us, but they provide little insight into the complexity of what actually happens in our bodies or how those chemicals contribute to our health.
In The China Study, T. Colin Campbell revolutionized the way we think about our food with the evidence that a whole food, plant-based diet is the healthiest way to eat. Now, in Whole, he explains the science behind that evidence, the ways our current scientific paradigm ignores the fascinating complexity of the human body, and why, if we have such overwhelming evidence that everything we think we know about nutrition is wrong, our eating habits haven’t changed.
Whole is an eye-opening, paradigm-changing journey through cutting-edge thinking on nutrition, a scientific tour de force with powerful implications for our health and for our world.>Learn More
10.0 hrs • 5/7/2013Listen
Mika Brzezinski is at war against obesity. On Morning Joe, she is often so adamant about improving America’s eating habits that some people have dubbed her “the food Nazi.” What they don’t know is that Mika wages a personal fight against unhealthy eating habits every day, and in this book she describes her history of food obsession and distorted body image, and her lifelong struggle to be thin. She believes it’s time we all learned to stop blaming ourselves, and each other, and look at the real culprits: the food we eat and our addiction to it. Mika feels the only way to do this is to break through the walls of silence and shame we’ve built around obesity and food obsessions. She believes we need to talk openly about how our country became overweight, and what we can do to turn the corner and step firmly onto the path of health. So Mika made a deal with her very close friend Diane: they would work together on this book and on their personal goals, to help Diane drop seventy-five pounds and to break Mika’s obsession with staying super thin.
As she did in her bestseller Knowing Your Value, Mika has packed each chapter with insights from notable people in medicine, health, business, the arts, and politics. Singer Jennifer Hudson, the late writer and director Nora Ephron, television host Gayle King, New Jersey governor Chris Christie, and many others open up to Mika about their own challenges and what works for them when it comes to food and diet. It’s time we stopped whispering the F-word (“fat”) the way we used to shun the C-word (“cancer”).
This book, with its trademark Brzezinski smarts, honesty, and courage, launches us into a no-holds-barred conversation with family and friends, in schools and kitchens, in Congress and the food industry, to help us all find ways to tackle one of the biggest problems standing between us and a healthier America.>Learn More
12.0 hrs • 5/7/2013Listen
America’s number one weight-loss website, SparkPeople.com, combines the latest science on nutrition and their experts’ experience working with millions of people to lose weight to deliver everything you need to turn your body into a lean, mean, calorie-burning machine. If you’ve had false starts, if you’ve tried to diet but given up, if you’ve lost weight and gained it back, finally there’s a lasting solution. With The Spark Solution, there will be no next time.
Why waste time, energy, and money experimenting with weight-loss tactics that don’t work? It’s time to stop the yo-yo dieting cycle. Jump-start your weight loss and get ready for long-term success in just two weeks. With incredibly delicious, healthy recipes that enable you to eat the food you love, customizable workouts perfect for your busy life, and daily tips and inspiration that will motivate you for success, The Spark Solution is built around three key components scientifically proven to deliver results in just two weeks. The program is packed with metabolism boosters, from the frequency with which and amounts you’re eating to the types of workouts you’re doing. The plan is designed to make over your mind-set and tackle the most common diet bad habits. And you’ll also gain the momentum needed to build healthy habits for your journey to better health and permanent weight loss.
Millions have already tried it. Now you can find out their top diet secrets, not only how they lost weight but also how they discovered a path to healthy living.>Learn More
5.0 hrs • 5/7/2013Listen
Over the radio and now on her popular television talk show, Wendy Williams has always been approached for her blunt, in your face words of advice. How’s she doin’? “Ask Wendy” has become more than just a fan favorite television segment; it’s her calling card. Wendy has helped her viewers cope with everything from backstabbing girlfriends and deadbeat boyfriends to crazy mothers-in-law and jealous coworkers. Fans trust Wendy, even when her advice is tough to hear. She’s earned her reputation as “the friend in your head.”
On television Wendy only has a few minutes to respond to each audience member, but in Ask Wendy she goes deeper, answering questions sourced from viewers across the country. No question is off-limits and no situation is too outrageous for her to take on. Wendy shoots straight from those womanly hips of hers to help you manage all the crazy that comes into your life, keepin’ it real by drawing on the personal experiences that have shaped her unique perspective. Wendy reveals never-before shared intimate secrets about struggling with weight, navigating rough times in her marriage, and learning to accept herself. Along with the usual girlfriend, boyfriend, and family drama, Wendy straight-talks on topics like style, body image, and office etiquette, and of course she tackles your wildest sex questions. If you’ve dealt with it, Wendy has a solution for it.
Filled with fun personality quizzes, Wendy’s laugh out loud anecdotes, and tons of spot-on advice, Ask Wendy will help readers to end the drama in their lives.>Learn More
1.0 hrs • 5/1/2013ListenMusic by Llewellyn
Pain is a long-standing problem of epidemic proportions around the world. For example, eighty-three million people in America are living with pain that affects their participation in daily activities, according to a 2010 report from the Alternative Medicine Foundation. Now, from an internationally acclaimed author comes this meditation album to help you ease your pain. Guided by experienced meditation teacher and healer Philip Permutt, here are six individual meditation journeys designed to help you find relief from injury or chronic long-term pain. Included is calming and relaxing music by award-winning composer Llewellyn.>Learn More
5.0 hrs • 4/30/2013Listen
The New York Times bestselling author of Clean offers a groundbreaking program to eliminate minor and major health problems—from extra weight, chronic pain, and allergies to heart disease, inflammation, autoimmune disorders, and depression.
All of today’s most diagnosed ailments can be traced back to an injured and irritated gut. The gut is an intricate and powerful system naturally designed to protect and heal the body every moment of every day. And yet for far too many of us, this remarkable system is in disrepair, which leads to all kinds of health problems. We are sick and getting sicker. Chronic diseases are on the rise, and everyone we know seems to be suffering from something, getting tests done and taking over-the-counter or prescription medications. But we no longer have to be sick to get healthy. Dr. Alejandro Junger explains how instead of treating the symptoms as they arise, we can preemptively attack disease before it takes root in the gut.
No matter your current state of health, you will benefit from this program. We are all walking around with damaged guts, to different degrees suffering the consequences in our day-to-day and long-term health. The Clean Gut program will put an end to these everyday ailments, reverse chronic disease, and help you achieve true, long-lasting health.>Learn More
6.0 hrs • 4/30/2013Listen
“Diabetes could have killed me. Instead, it saved my life.”—Sherri Shepherd
The day that actress, comedian, and cohost of The View Sherri Shepherd was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes (“The Big D”), she didn’t see it coming. Sherri had spent years battling excess weight, ignoring the warning that she was prediabetic, avoiding doctors, and denying some very clear signs that a diabetes diagnosis was imminent. Even watching the disease take her mother’s life at the age of forty-one didn’t sound the alarm for Sherri.
But with a diagnosis in hand and a child of her own, Sherri knew she needed to take a cold, hard look at the way she was living. She could either completely overhaul her life and reevaluate her relationship to food and exercise, or continue on a path that could leave her son growing up without his mother. The choice was easy—but putting the choice into action was a little more difficult.
If you’re one of the 100 million Americans diagnosed with prediabetes or diabetes each year, or one of the 130 million people who are overweight and at risk but don’t know where to start, Plan D can provide life-changing results. Here, Sherri Shepherd breaks down the basics of the science of diabetes, explains how reversing your insulin resistance (the cause of type 2 diabetes) is the key, and offers support, humor, and the action plan you need to get results. With this medically supported plan, Sherri was able to lose forty pounds and keep it off. Through three key simple but effective strategies centered on diet, exercise, and taking control of the emotions that lead to poor food choices, Sherri offers readers a way to lose weight and control diabetes without feeling deprived, or chained to a strict, lifeless way of living.
Plan D is flexible, sensible, and straight-forward, and it works wherever you are on the spectrum—whether you’re struggling to lose weight, are in the danger zone of prediabetes and looking to turn things around, or have already been diagnosed with diabetes. With the help of her doctor and a support group of family and close friends, Sherri changed her life—and with Plan D, you can too.>Learn More
11.0 hrs • 4/30/2013Listen
Clean is the work of bestselling author Dr. Alejandro Junger, a cardiologist and internal medicine practitioner specialized in holistic healing, fasting, and detoxification. Dr. Junger’s program is designed to be easily incorporated into our busy schedules, while providing all the practical tools necessary to support and rejuvenate our bodies. The effect is transformative: nagging health problems will suddenly disappear, extra weight will drop away, and for the first time in our lives, we will experience what it truly means to feel healthy.
This expanded edition includes:
• New Introduction
• New Recipes
• How to Become Clean for Life>Learn More
3.0 hrs • 4/30/2013Listen
Is it possible to eat normally, five days a week, and become slimmer and healthier as a result?
Simple answer: yes. You simply limit your calorie intake for two nonconsecutive days each week—500 calories for women, 600 for men. You’ll lose weight quickly and effortlessly with the FastDiet.
Scientific trials of intermittent fasters have shown that it will not only help the pounds fly off, but also reduce your risk of a range of diseases from diabetes to cardiovascular disease and even cancer. “The scientific evidence is strong that intermittent fasting can improve health,” says Dr. Mark Mattson, Chief of the Laboratory of Neurosciences at the National Institute on Aging and professor of neuroscience at Johns Hopkins University.
This audiobook brings together the results of new, groundbreaking research to create a dietary program that can be incorporated into your busy daily life, featuring:
• Forty 500- and 600-calorie meals that are quick and easy to make;
• The cutting-edge science behind the program;
• A calorie counter that makes dieting easy;
• And much more!
Far from being just another fad, the FastDiet is a radical new way of thinking about food, a lifestyle choice that could transform your health. This is your indispensable guide to simple and effective weight loss, without fuss or the need to endlessly deprive yourself.>Learn More
7.5 hrs • 4/23/2013Listen
In response to thousands of inquiries from viewers, Dr. Besser has written his first book, a comprehensive health guide that will both inform and surprise as he deciphers fact from fiction for nearly seventy confusing medical questions, including:
“Should I take a daily aspirin to prevent a heart attack, stroke, or cancer?”
“If my doctors order a lot of tests, does that mean they’re more thorough?”
“Do I need thirty minutes of exercise a day to stay healthy?”
Recognizing the astonishing amount of misinformation that many important health decisions are based upon, Dr. Besser’s commitment to delivering the truth is critical. He isn’t afraid to challenge the status quo, or the interests within the health care industry, to provide the knowledge you need to take control of your health. Eager to help you make the choices that are right for you, he organizes his easy-to-understand answers into six lifestyle categories, including diet and nutrition; exercise and fitness; vitamins, supplements, and medicines; beating illness and injury; and navigating the perplexing world of health care, as well as a chapter dedicated to the questions you wished you asked before your doctor walks out the door.
Throughout the book, Dr. Besser smashes myths while translating invaluable information into problem-solving advice you can use, including a “Dr. B’s Bottom Line” at the end of each topic. As accessible as it is empowering, Dr. Besser’s Tell Me the Truth, Doctor is a necessary addition to every home, office, and dorm room.>Learn More
13.4 hrs • 4/23/2013Listen
In Cooked, Michael Pollan explores the previously uncharted territory of his own kitchen. Here, he discovers the enduring power of the four classical elements—fire, water, air, and earth—to transform the stuff of nature into delicious things to eat and drink. Apprenticing himself to a succession of culinary masters, Pollan learns how to grill with fire, cook with liquid, bake bread, and ferment everything from cheese to beer. In the course of his journey, he discovers that the cook occupies a special place in the world, standing squarely between nature and culture. Both realms are transformed by cooking, and so, in the process, is the cook.
Each section of Cooked tracks Pollan’s effort to master a single classic recipe using one of the four elements. A North Carolina barbecue pit master tutors him in the primal magic of fire; a Chez Panisse–trained cook schools him in the art of braising; a celebrated baker teaches him how air transforms grain and water into a fragrant loaf of bread; and finally, several mad-genius “fermentos” (a tribe that includes brewers, cheese makers, and all kinds of picklers) reveal how fungi and bacteria can perform the most amazing alchemies of all. The reader learns alongside Pollan, but the lessons move beyond the practical to become an investigation of how cooking involves us in a web of social and ecological relationships: with plants and animals, the soil, farmers, our history and culture, and, of course, the people our cooking nourishes and delights. Cooking, above all, connects us.
The effects of not cooking are similarly far reaching. Relying upon corporations to process our food means we consume huge quantities of fat, sugar, and salt; disrupt an essential link to the natural world; and weaken our relationships with family and friends. In fact, Cooked argues, taking back control of cooking may be the single most important step anyone can take to help make the American food system healthier and more sustainable. Reclaiming cooking as an act of enjoyment and self-reliance, learning to perform the magic of these everyday transformations, opens the door to a more nourishing life.>Learn More
1.2 hrs • 4/23/2013Listen
What if you have a big event looming, a reunion, wedding, beach vacation, or other special occasion, and need a fast-acting plan to meet your short-term goals?
Jumpstart to Skinny features thirteen short-term Rules (no one gets thin on mere suggestions) that will supercharge your weight loss. Taking any confusion or decision making out of the equation, Harper also provides a day-by-day plan for success, including his body-toning “Jumpstart Moves” and deliciously slimming recipes specially designed for your get-skinny needs.
Jumpstart to Skinny lets you in on the secrets Bob shares with his red-carpet celebrity clients. This is not a marathon diet, it’s a quick sprint to the finish line. And the victory lap comes when you slip into that sexy dress or swimsuit and feel fantastic. Get started today!
The four-part plan to a skinnier you:
• Your Jumpstart Rules:Thirteen must-follow principles to get you ready for your own “big reveal,” including Rule One, a precise breakdown of the proper protein/carbohydrate/fat proportions for every meal, and Rule Three, which explains why you need to just say no to complex carbs after breakfast during this three-week plan. These are the rules Bob Harper and his celebrity clients use to get ready for their big events, and now you’re in on the secrets, too.
• Your Jumpstart Day-by-Day: No decisions, no confusion! Here is the simple, three-week game plan: the food to buy and prepare ahead each week, when and how much to eat each day, and the when and how of your exercise schedule.
• Your Jumpstart Moves: Bob’s unique, twenty minute, at-home exercise routines. From sit-ups, push-ups, and squats to jumping rope, lateral jumps, and simple chair dips, choose one of the seven “packages” of body-toning moves when your day calls for Bob’s “metabolic conditioning.”
• Jumpstart Recipes: Cleansing or juice fasting? No way! You need to eat to lose weight, so here are twenty-one days of slimmingly delicious recipes, including “Peanut Butter and Jelly” Oatmeal, Sweet Potato Hash, Spaghetti Squash Bolognese, Buffalo Chicken Salad, and Bob’s signature Shrimp Skimpy, formulated with your Jumpstart protein/carb/fat proportions (see Rule One!) and calorie maximums in mind.>Learn More
23.0 hrs • 4/16/2013Listen
Are you a guy who’s interested in building rock-hard muscle, erasing your belly fat, boosting your testosterone, and having more mind-blowing sex than you thought possible?
If so, then Man 2.0 Engineering the Alpha was written specifically for you.
In his new book, celebrity trainer and Men’s Health expert John “Roman” Romaniello teams up with expert Adam Bornstein, former editor for both Men’s Health and Livestrong.com. Together, they reveal the secrets they’ve discovered that will give any man—no matter how old you are—a chiseled body that will turn heads everywhere you go.
You know the kind of body I’m talking about—the kind of body that women seem to drool and stare at when they’re at the beach with their girlfriends.
As a former “fat guy,” Romaniello struggled for years to find a workout and diet that would give him the body he always wanted. By using the very secrets you’ll find in this book—techniques he has spent ten years perfecting—he overcame his “fat genes” and boasts a lean and ripped body—the kind that could be (and has been) seen on the cover of magazines.
And the best part is—you don’t have to kill yourself to get this body. Man 2.0 Engineering the Alpha will show you exactly how to get the body you’ve always wanted without starving yourself and without spending two hours in the gym every day.
Man 2.0 Engineering the Alpha will even work for guys in their thirties, forties, and fifties. Getting lean, ripped, and strong is not just for young guys!
Romaniello and Bornstein present proven, powerful ways for men to improve physical, emotional, sexual, and psychological health. From research in Olympic labs to real-life results with their clients, they are reinventing masculinity and showing every man how to become exactly who he wants to be.>Learn More
5.7 hrs • 4/9/2013Listen
Haylie Pomroy has helped thousands of clients lose up to 20 pounds in just 4 weeks—all through the fat-burning power of food. Hailed as “the metabolism whisperer,” Haylie reminds us that food is not the enemy—it’s the rehab needed to rev-up your sluggish, broken-down metabolism and turn your body into a fat-burning furnace.
On this plan, you’re going to eat a lot. You’re going to eat three full meals and at least two snacks a day—and you’re still going to lose weight. What you’re not going to do is count a single calorie or fat gram. You’re going not to ban entire food groups. You’re not going to go carb-free or vegan or go cold turkey on the foods you love. Instead, you’re going to rotate what you’re eating throughout each week according to a simple and proven plan carefully designed to induce precise physiological changes in your body.
In four weeks, you’ll see the weight drop off, your cholesterol drop, your blood sugar stabilize, your energy increase, your sleep improve, and your stress dramatically reduce. All thanks to the miraculous power of real, delicious, satisfying food! Complete with four weeks of meal plans and over 50 recipes—including vegetarian, organic, and gluten-free options—this is the silver bullet for chronic dieters who have tried every fad diet and failed, first-time dieters attempting to kick their metabolism into gear, and anyone who wants to achieve a skinnier, healthier self.>Learn More
9.0 hrs • 4/9/2013Listen
The Overnight Diet is the world’s first medically proven diet to produce instant, lasting results. You will lose up to two pounds the first night, nine pounds the first week, and continue your weight loss. Now Caroline Apovian, MD, leading expert and authority on nutrition and weight management, brings you the diet that has helped thousands of her patients lose weight and keep it off. Dr. Apovian’s specially formulated 1-Day Power Up jumpstarts your fat burning and weight-loss overnight, then the 6-Day Fuel Up keeps your body in fat-burning mode while offering you a bounty of tasty food options, including hamburgers, peanut butter, even chocolate! No food is off limits. Plus all-you-can-eat fruits and vegetables. The Overnight Diet achieves lightning-fast weight loss, burns fat not muscle, reduces water retention and bloating, staves off hunger pangs, and prevents plateaus. This is the ultimate blueprint to slim down, and lose the weight you want, whether its five pounds or fifty!
The Overnight Diet, developed by a renowned medical doctor, has been proven safe and effective. It is the only weight-loss program that:
• Is formulated for rapid weight loss that you’ll keep off once and for all
• Revs up your metabolism to burn more fat faster
• Let’s you eat your favorite foods and still lose pounds and inches
• Turns off the genes that caused your weight gain
• Lets you exercise less while burning more fat
• Boosts your levels of HGH, the body’s natural flab fighter
• Reduces your risk of diseases like heart disease, type two diabetes, and cancer>Learn More
11.0 hrs • 4/2/2013Listen
As the creator of Forrest Yoga, Ana T. Forrest has been transforming people’s lives throughout the world for more than thirty-five years. Her unique blend of physical practice, Eastern wisdom, and profound Native American ceremony takes her teachings literally off the mat and into daily life—to heal everything from addictive behaviors and eating disorders to chronic pain and injury. In Fierce Medicine, Forrest tells her own story of healing from the scars of abuse and physical handicaps, and reveals the proven practices that enabled her to move beyond her past into a life committed to helping others reconnect with their bodies, cultivate balance, and start living in harmony with their spirits.
In her unique, powerful, and inviting voice, Ana Forrest reveals how to:
• Learn to stalk fear and break free from it instead of running from it
• Be attentive to your body, discovering its own inherent healing properties
• Speak and act from a place of honesty and compassion
• Cultivate an open heart that is feeling, responsive, and reflexive and able to embrace change
• Harness your intuition and the courage to live in alignment with your spirit
Whether you’ve never done yoga or are a seasoned practitioner, Ana Forrest’s practices, stories, and exercises will help you uncover your own warrior’s heart. With this wise woman as your trusted guide, you too can become centered, strong, and more alive than ever before.>Learn More