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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 9.2 hrs • 7/5/2016 • Unabridged

    Combining cutting-edge neuroscience with the latest discoveries on the human microbiome, a practical guide in the tradition of Wheat Belly and Grain Brain that conclusively demonstrates the inextricable, biological link between mind and body. We have all experienced the connection between our mind and our gut—the decision we made because it “felt right”; the butterflies in our stomach before a big meeting; the anxious stomach rumbling when we’re stressed out. While the dialogue between the gut and the brain has been recognized by ancient healing traditions, including Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine, Western medicine has failed to appreciate the complexity of how the brain, gut, and more recently, the microbiome—the microorganisms that live inside us—communicate with one another. In The Mind-Gut Connection, Dr. Emeran Mayer, executive director of the UCLA Oppenheimer Center for Neurobiology of Stress and Resilience, offers a revolutionary look at this developing science, teaching us how to harness the power of the mind-gut connection to take charge of our health. The Mind-Gut Connection describes:why consuming a predominantly plant-based diet is key for gut and brain health;the importance of early childhood in gut-brain development, and what parents can do to help their children thrive;the role of excessive stress and anxiety in GI ailments and cognitive disorders; and how to “listen to your gut” and pay attention to the signals your body is sending you and much more.

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    The Mind-Gut Connection by Dr. Emeran Mayer

    The Mind-Gut Connection

    9.2 hrs • 7/5/16 • Unabridged
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  4. 18.4 hrs • 7/5/2016 • Unabridged

    A fascinating cultural history of fitness, from Greek antiquity to the era of the “big-box gym” and beyond, exploring the ways in which human exercise has changed over time—and what we can learn from our ancestors. We humans have been conditioning our bodies for more than 2,500 years, yet it’s only recently that treadmills and weight machines have become the gold standard of fitness. For all this new technology, are we really healthier, stronger, and more flexible than our ancestors? Where Born to Run began with an aching foot, Lift begins with a broken gym system—one founded on high-tech machinery and isolation techniques that aren’t necessarily as productive as we think. Looking to the past for context, Daniel Kunitz crafts an insightful cultural history of the human drive for exercise, concluding that we need to get back to basics to be truly healthy. Lift takes us on an enlightening tour through time, beginning with the ancient Greeks, who made a cult of the human body—the word gymnasium derives from the Greek word for “naked”—and following Roman legions, medieval knights, Persian pahlevans, and eighteenth-century German gymnasts. Kunitz discovers the seeds of the modern gym in nineteenth-century Paris, where weight lifting machines were first employed, and takes us all the way up to the game-changer: the feminist movement of the 1960s, which popularized aerobics and calisthenics classes. This ignited the first true global fitness revolution, and Kunitz explores how it brought us to where we are today. Once a fast-food inhaler and substance abuser, Kunitz reveals his own decade-long journey to becoming ultra-fit using ancient principals of strengthening and conditioning. With Lift, he argues that, as a culture, we are finally returning to this natural ideal—and that it’s to our great benefit to do so.

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    Lift by Daniel Kunitz

    Lift

    18.4 hrs • 7/5/16 • Unabridged
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  5. 1.7 hrs • 7/3/2016 • Unabridged

    The avoided subjects discussed in this audiobook are intended as a frank and direct guide to human sexual behaviour and relationships. It is partly a self-help book, partly an attempt to educate about relations, sex, and reproduction in a way suitable for any age.

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    Sex

    1.7 hrs • 7/3/16 • Unabridged
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  6. 9.7 hrs • 7/1/2016 • Unabridged

    More people than ever are eating a whole-food, plant-based diet. Studies show that it is better for our bodies and better for the planet—but it isn’t always easy. Let A Plant-Based Life be your guide. Whether you’re taking your first steps on this path to wellness or recommitting yourself to success, author Micaela Cook Karlsen clearly maps the way. Her program enables you to set your own pace and stay the course, without relying on willpower. Drawing on personal experience and the latest research, she reveals how to: find and sustain your motivation;gradually add more whole plant foods into your diet, crowding out less nutritious fare;break old food addictions and establish new habits;translate favorite recipes to create delicious, nourishing meals;reshape your food environment (at home, at work, and on the go) to make healthy eating a no-brainer; and cultivate relationships that celebrate and support your new lifestyle. Especially valuable are directions for navigating roadblocks. Here you’ll find strategies for getting family members on board and for allaying friends’ concerns about your food choices with evidence-based nutrition information. Shopping tips, pantry lists, menu plans, and more than one hundred mouth watering recipes are all included. If your goal is a healthier, more energized, exuberant life, make this audiobook your personal GPS. The journey will be more satisfying than you ever imagined.

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    A Plant-Based Life

    9.7 hrs • 7/1/16 • Unabridged
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  7. 6.7 hrs • 7/1/2016 • Unabridged

    Is your workplace working for you and your employees? Studies show that unhealthy work habits, like staring at computer screens and rushing through fast-food lunches are taking their toll in the form of increased absenteeism, lost productivity, and higher insurance costs-but it doesn't have to be that way. Companies such as Google, Apple, Aetna, and Johnson & Johnson have used innovative techniques to incorporate healthy habits and practices into the workday and into their culture with impressive ROI. Packed with real-life examples and the latest research, The Healthy Workplace proves that it pays to invest in your people's well-being and reveals how to:Create a healthier, more energizing environmentReduce stress to enhance concentration Inspire movement at work Use choice architecture to encourage beneficial behaviors Support better sleep Heighten productivity without adding hours to the workdayFilled with tips for immediate improvement and guidelines for building a long-term plan, The Healthy Workplace will boost both employee well-being and the bottom line.

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    The Healthy Workplace

    6.7 hrs • 7/1/16 • Unabridged
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  8. 7.8 hrs • 6/28/2016 • Unabridged

    From social anxiety to phobias to post-traumatic stress disorder, sources of anxiety in daily life are numerous, and can have a powerful impact on your future. By following the rules of Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT), created by world renowned therapist Dr. Albert Ellis, you can stop anxiety in its tracks if you will admit this important fact: things and people do not make you anxious—you do. Your unrealistic expectations produce your needless anxiety, yet not all anxiety is needless. Healthy anxiety can ward off dangers and make you aware of negative things that you can change. Unhealthy anxiety inhibits you from enjoying everyday activities and relationships, causes you to perform poorly, and blocks your creativity. Using the easy-to-master, proven precepts of REBT, this classic book not only helps you distinguish between healthy and unhealthy anxiety, but teaches you how to: • understand and dispute the irrational beliefs that make you anxious;• use a variety of exercises, including rational coping self-statements, reframing, problem-solving methods, and Unconditional Self-Acceptance (USA) to control your anxiety; and • apply over 200 maxims to control your anxious thinking as well as your bodily reactions to anxiety. Now you can overcome the crippling effects of anxiety—and increase your prospects for success, pleasure, and happiness at home and in the workplace.

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    How to Control Your Anxiety

    By Albert Ellis, PhD and Kristene A. Doyle, PhD
    Read by Tom Parks
    7.8 hrs • 6/28/16 • Unabridged
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  9. 5.7 hrs • 6/21/2016 • Unabridged

    Can you keep the fires of passion burning? Men and women have very different physical needs. But Dr. John Gray explains how both can make small but important adjustments in their attitudes, schedules, and techniques so that their partners are happy in the bedroom—and outside of it. Written with the understanding and unique insight that can come only from Dr. Gray, Mars and Venus in the Bedroom educates men and women on:Advanced bedroom skills for great sexThe joys of quickiesWhy couples are having less sexPassionate monogamySexual anatomy and oral sexHow to keep the magic of romance alive And much more

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    Mars and Venus in the Bedroom

    5.7 hrs • 6/21/16 • Unabridged
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  10. 7.5 hrs • 6/14/2016 • Unabridged

    Imagine being less stressed, more focused, and happier every day of your life. Start Here outlines a program designed to help you do just that by cross-training the skill of lifelong well-being. If given the choice, we would all choose to be less stressed, to feel happier, and to experience a more optimal state of well-being. So why are these outcomes so hard to achieve? The answer is quite simple: no one has taught us how. It turns out that, just as you train your body for fitness, you can train your mind for well-being. We call this Life Cross Training (Life XT), and Start Here is the manual for anyone seeking to achieve emotional fitness. Combining ancient wisdom with modern neuroscience from the world’s leading experts, Life XT is a groundbreaking training program to master the art of well-being. The program teaches practices proven to rewire the brain for increased focus, engagement, and resilience to stress. By offering specific practices, habits, and assessments to manage your training and by helping to build up core skills such as mindfulness, gratitude, and compassion, authors Eric Langshur and Nate Klemp lay out a thorough and sustainable program that anyone can integrate into their daily lives. With Start Here, you willfeel less anxious, distracted, and overwhelmed, and more focused;increase your productivity;feel a stronger sense of meaning and contribution; andbuild stronger relationships with family, friends, and coworkers. These are benefits we all seek and can all experience by cross-training with the scientifically validated practices presented in this book. Want to become less stressed, more emotionally fulfilled, and more in harmony with the world that surrounds you? Start here.

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    Start Here by Eric Langshur, Nate Klemp, PhD

    Start Here

    Foreword by Dr. Richard J. Davidson
    Read by Zach Villa
    7.5 hrs • 6/14/16 • Unabridged
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  11. 7.7 hrs • 6/7/2016 • Unabridged

    Based on her viral TED talk (3M+ views) neuroscientist and science writer Sandra Aamodt explains how the latest scientific research contradicts what you think you know about dieting and weight lossIn the US, one out of every three adults and children is overweight. We think we know the answer: cut calories. Eat less. We conclude that fat is a failure of willpower, perhaps supplemented by a quirk of genetics. But, neuroscientist and former Nature Neuroscience editor Sandra Aamodt explains why dieting not only doesn't work, but is likely to do more harm than good.   • When you diet, your brain thinks you're starving and goes into survival mode. People who have gone on extreme diets may never lose their food obsession as a result, even if they go back to eating normally.   • The long-term failure rate for losing weight by willpower dieting is between 80-98%, depending on how you define success.    • There's no evidence that dieting improves long-term health, while some research suggests that weight cycling, or dieting to lose weight and gaining it back, can be more dangerous than being overweight itself.   • It's better to be fifty pounds overweight and exercise every day than it is to be at your "target weight" but sedentary. By harnessing her knowledge of brain science and biology, the author successfully stabilized her weight at a healthy level and enjoys a better relationship with food.Combining deep research and brutal candor about her own experience as a weight cycler, Aamodt gives us several clues into the obesity epidemic based on the latest science, including new findings about gut bacteria, why bariatric surgery works (it has more to do with your brain than your stomach), and what a real alternative to dieting and weight cycling might look like.From the Hardcover edition.

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    Diets Make You Fat

    7.7 hrs • 6/7/16 • Unabridged
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  12. 3.5 hrs • 6/3/2016 • Unabridged

    Is there something you know would change your life for the better, but you’re missing out because you can’t get motivated to do it consistently? Do you ever find even if you have temporary success making good choices, you fail to make lasting change and eventually go back to your old ways? The problem isn’t that you’re weak-willed. The real problem is you’re taking the wrong approach. You’re not utilizing the proven scientific insights discovered in modern psychological research that show how you can transform your habits in the shortest amount of time possible and get a truly lasting change. The Healthy Habit Revolution takes cutting-edge research from behavioral, cognitive, and human needs psychology and puts it into a simple daily step-by-step blueprint for creating better habits. Even if you only have five minutes a day, you can add these steps to your daily routine to almost effortlessly improve your habits.

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    The Healthy Habit Revolution

    3.5 hrs • 6/3/16 • Unabridged
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  13. 5.7 hrs • 6/1/2016 • Unabridged

    Dr. Sanjiv Chopra, who served twelve years as faculty dean of Continuing Education at Harvard Medical School, shares the five key, proven ingredients that can help insure a longer, healthier life. The underlying promise of every exciting medical discovery, diet, and exercise program is the same: do this, buy this, or eat this and you will look better, live longer, and be healthier. But few books can make the promise of this one: if you adapt these five simple, virtually-free suggestions you will live a longer and healthier life, guaranteed. This is no fad study. Each of the recommendations outlined in this book has been proven by an overwhelming number of tests, trials, and studies to increase health and lifespan. There are no gimmicks, no catches, no ifs, ands, or buts. What are the five, deceptively simple behaviors every human body needs to thrive? Drink coffee, exercise regularly, add nuts to your diet, make certain you get enough vitamin D, and meditate regularly, even if only for short intervals. Presented by a trusted expert, The Big Five includes easily digestible data and startling results from real studies conducted by reputable universities and involving thousands of subjects. Listeners of The Big Five can see for themselves that without a doubt, these five simple actions offer many more proven benefits than the latest expensive supplements, fad diets, jazzy exercise programs, and state-of-the-art gym equipment.

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    The Big Five

    5.7 hrs • 6/1/16 • Unabridged
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  14. 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, Rory Jones, MS

    Gluten Exposed

    10.6 hrs • 5/24/16 • Unabridged
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  15. 5.5 hrs • 5/10/2016 • Unabridged

    A pioneer in the field of behavioral science delivers a groundbreaking work that shows how finding your purpose in life leads to better health and overall happiness. Your life is a boat. You need a rudder. But it doesn’t matter how much wind is in your sails if you’re not steering toward a harbor—an ultimate purpose in your life. While the greatest philosophers have pondered purpose for centuries, today it has been shown to have a concrete impact on our health. Recent studies into Alzheimer’s, heart disease, stroke, depression, functional brain imaging, and measurement of DNA repair are shedding new light on how and why purpose benefits our lives. Going beyond the fads, opinions, and false hopes of “expert” self-help books, Life on Purpose explores the incredible connection between purposeful living and the latest scientific evidence on quality of life and longevity. Drawing on ancient and modern philosophy, literature, psychology, evolutionary biology, genetics, and neuroscience, as well as his experience in public-health research, Dr. Vic Strecher reveals the elements necessary for a purposeful life and how to acquire them and outlines an elegant strategy for improving energy, willpower, long-term happiness, and well-being. He integrates these core themes into his own personal story—a tragedy that led him to reconsider his own life—and how a deeper understanding of purposeful living helped him not only survive but thrive. Illuminating, accessible, and authentically grounded in real people’s experiences, Life on Purpose is essential reading for everyone seeking lasting improvement in their lives.

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    Life on Purpose by Victor J. Strecher

    Life on Purpose

    5.5 hrs • 5/10/16 • Unabridged
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  16. 9.0 hrs • 5/10/2016 • Unabridged

    What if everything we think we know about how the world works—our ideas of love, education, spirituality, work, happiness, and love—are based on Brules (bullsh*t rules) that get passed from generation to generation and are long past their expiration date?This book teaches you to think like some of the greatest non-conformist minds of our era, to question, challenge, hack, and create new rules for YOUR life so you can define success on your own terms. The Code of the Extraordinary Mind is a blueprint of laws to break us free from the shackles of an ordinary life. It makes a case that everything we know about the world is mostly decided not by rational choice—but instead by conditioning and habit. And thus, most people live their lives based on limiting rules and outdated beliefs about pretty much everything—love, work, money, parenting, sex, health, and more—which they inherit and pass on from generation to generation. But what if you could remove these outdated ideas and start anew? What would your life look like if you could forget the rules of the past, and redefine what happiness, purpose, and success mean for you? Not just a Book, but a Movement Blending computational thinking, integral theory, modern spirituality, evolutionary biology, and humor, personal growth entrepreneur Vishen Lakhiani provides a revolutionary 10-point framework for understanding and enhancing the human self. He developed this framework based on his personal experiences, the five million people he’s reached through Mindvalley, and two hundred hours of interviews and questions posed to incredible minds, including Elon Musk, Richard Branson, Peter Diamandis, Ken Wilber, Dean Kamen, Arianna Huffington, Michael Beckwith, and other legendary leaders. This book challenges conventional ideas of relationships, goal-setting, work, success, happiness, and meaning. In a unique fusion of cutting-edge ideas, personal stories, irreverence, and his brilliant teaching style, Lakhiani reveals the ten powerful laws that form a step-by-step process that you can apply to life to shed years of struggle and elevate yourself to exceptional new heights. The 10 Laws to an Extraordinary Life This book challenges conventional ideas of relationships, goal setting, mindfulness, happiness, and meaning. In a unique fusion of cutting-edge ideas, personal stories, and humorous irreverence and not to mention humor and napkin diagrams, Lakhiani gives you the tools you need combines computational thinking with personal growth to provides a powerful framework for re-coding yourself—and replacing old, limiting models that holds you back with new, empowering beliefs and behaviors that set you on the path toward an extraordinary life. A life of more happiness and achievement than you might have dared to dream possible. As you learn to integrate the 10 Laws into your daily life, you’ll never again be fooled into following a rule that doesn’t serve your best interest. You will learn about bending reality. You will learn how to apply unique models like consciousness engineering to help you learn and grow at speeds like never before. You will learn to make a dent in the universe and discover your quest. Once you discover the code, you will question your limits and realize that there are none. Step into a new understanding of the world around you and your place in it, and find yourself operating at a new, extraordinary level in every way...happiness, purpose, fulfilment, and love. This Book is a Living, Breathing Manifesto that goes Beyond a Traditional Publication The Code to the Extraordinary Mind was not just written by Lakhiani. The experiences involved some twenty designers, programmers, and developers. Since this book is about questioning, Lakhiani questioned why books are one-way communications devices. Why can’t listeners interact with the author and with one another? Or, dive into particular chapters to unlock additional videos or training. The Code of the Extraordinary Mind comes with a full on immersive experience including ways for listeners to connect with each other and the author to learn via peer-to-peer learning networks.

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    The Code of the Extraordinary Mind

    9.0 hrs • 5/10/16 • Unabridged
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