If Our Bodies Could Talk

Author: James Hamblin
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 9781101970829
Release Date: 2017-12-12
Genre: Health & Fitness

"An empirical, exhaustive, and entertaining look at the body and its functions, in the vein of the author's stories and viral video series for The Atlantic on sleep, aging, diet, and more, examining and reassessing those health concerns that never seem to go away"--

If Our Bodies Could Talk

Author: James Hamblin
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 9780385540988
Release Date: 2016-12-27
Genre: Health & Fitness

"If you want to understand the strange workings of the human body, and the future of medicine, you must read this illuminating, engaging book." —Siddhartha Mukherjee, author of The Gene In 2014, James Hamblin launched a series of videos for The Atlantic called "If Our Bodies Could Talk." With it, the doctor-turned-journalist established himself as a seriously entertaining authority in the field of health. Now, in illuminating and genuinely funny prose, Hamblin explores the human stories behind health questions that never seem to go away—and which tend to be mischaracterized and oversimplified by marketing and news media. He covers topics such as sleep, aging, diet, and much more: • Can I “boost” my immune system? • Does caffeine make me live longer? • Do we still not know if cell phones cause cancer? • How much sleep do I actually need? • Is there any harm in taking a multivitamin? • Is life long enough? In considering these questions, Hamblin draws from his own medical training as well from hundreds of interviews with distinguished scientists and medical practitioners. He translates the (traditionally boring) textbook of human anatomy and physiology into accessible, engaging, socially contextualized, up-to-the-moment answers. They offer clarity, examine the limits of our certainty, and ultimately help readers worry less about things that don’t really matter. If Our Bodies Could Talk is a comprehensive, illustrated guide that entertains and educates in equal doses. From the Hardcover edition.

If Our Bodies Could Talk

Author: James Hamblin
Publisher: Doubleday
ISBN: 0385540973
Release Date: 2016-12-27
Genre: Health & Fitness

"If you want to understand the strange workings of the human body, and the future of medicine, you must read this illuminating, engaging book." --Siddhartha Mukherjee, author of The Gene In 2014, James Hamblin launched a series of videos for The Atlantic called "If Our Bodies Could Talk." With it, the doctor-turned-journalist established himself as a seriously entertaining authority in the field of health. Now, in illuminating and genuinely funny prose, Hamblin explores the human stories behind health questions that never seem to go away--and which tend to be mischaracterized and oversimplified by marketing and news media. He covers topics such as sleep, aging, diet, and much more: * Can I "boost" my immune system? * Does caffeine make me live longer? * Do we still not know if cell phones cause cancer? * How much sleep do I actually need? * Is there any harm in taking a multivitamin? * Is life long enough? In considering these questions, Hamblin draws from his own medical training as well from hundreds of interviews with distinguished scientists and medical practitioners. He translates the (traditionally boring) textbook of human anatomy and physiology into accessible, engaging, socially contextualized, up-to-the-moment answers. They offer clarity, examine the limits of our certainty, and ultimately help readers worry less about things that don't really matter. If Our Bodies Could Talk is a comprehensive, illustrated guide that entertains and educates in equal doses.

Culture and the Human Body

Author: John W. Burton
Publisher: Waveland PressInc
ISBN: IND:30000085297095
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Social Science

"In the course of human prehistory and continuing to the present day, culture has played a prominent role in transforming the human form. From birth to death, the body serves as a medium and metaphor of cultural expression. This book provides a broadly comparative perspective on the many and varied ways in which the human body has been sculpted and transformed by particular cultural traditions and argues that in significant ways, the human body has transcended the laws of natural selection. To appreciate the human body is to acknowledge the various ways in which it has become a cultural artifact rather than a purely natural phenomenon."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Calories and Corsets

Author: Louise Foxcroft
Publisher: Profile Books
ISBN: 9781847654588
Release Date: 2012-01-05
Genre: Social Science

Today we are urged from all sides to slim down and shape up, to shed a few pounds or lose life-threatening stones. The media's relentless obsession with size may be perceived as a twenty-first-century phenomenon, but as award-winning historian Louise Foxcroft shows, we have been struggling with what to eat, when and how much, ever since the Greeks and the Romans first pinched an inch. Meticulously researched, surprising and sometimes shocking, Calories and Corsets tells the epic story of our complicated relationship with food, the fashions and fads of body shape, and how cultural beliefs and social norms have changed over time. Combining research from medical journals, letters, articles and the dieting bestsellers we continue to devour (including one by an octogenarian Italian in the sixteenth century), Foxcroft reveals the extreme and often absurd lengths people will go to in order to achieve the perfect body, from eating carbolic soap to chewing every morsel hundreds of times to a tasteless pulp. This unique and witty history exposes the myths and anxieties that drive today's multi-billion pound dieting industry - and offers a welcome perspective on how we can be healthy and happy in our bodies.

The Hungry Brain

Author: Stephan J. Guyenet, Ph.D.
Publisher: Flatiron Books
ISBN: 9781250081230
Release Date: 2017-02-07
Genre: Health & Fitness

From an obesity and neuroscience researcher with a knack for engaging, humorous storytelling, The Hungry Brain uses cutting-edge science to answer the questions: why do we overeat, and what can we do about it? No one wants to overeat. And certainly no one wants to overeat for years, become overweight, and end up with a high risk of diabetes or heart disease--yet two thirds of Americans do precisely that. Even though we know better, we often eat too much. Why does our behavior betray our own intentions to be lean and healthy? The problem, argues obesity and neuroscience researcher Stephan J. Guyenet, is not necessarily a lack of willpower or an incorrect understanding of what to eat. Rather, our appetites and food choices are led astray by ancient, instinctive brain circuits that play by the rules of a survival game that no longer exists. And these circuits don’t care about how you look in a bathing suit next summer. To make the case, The Hungry Brain takes readers on an eye-opening journey through cutting-edge neuroscience that has never before been available to a general audience. The Hungry Brain delivers profound insights into why the brain undermines our weight goals and transforms these insights into practical guidelines for eating well and staying slim. Along the way, it explores how the human brain works, revealing how this mysterious organ makes us who we are.

All In

Author: Bo Shappell
Publisher: Livingallin
ISBN: 0692863583
Release Date: 2017-05-15
Genre:

What if we told you that working out doesn't have to be work? The ways we have been taught to approach fitness are backwards and counterproductive. This book challenges conventional wisdom and coaches the reader through rethinking fitness. Learn how to foster lasting motivation and train your mindset for continual success.

The Secret Life of Fat The Science Behind the Body s Least Understood Organ and What It Means for You

Author: Sylvia Tara
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393244847
Release Date: 2016-12-27
Genre: Health & Fitness

A biochemist shows how we can finally control our fat—by understanding how it works. Fat is not just excess weight, but actually a dynamic, smart, and self-sustaining organ that influences everything from aging and immunity to mood and fertility. With cutting-edge research and riveting case studies—including the story of a girl who had no fat, and that of a young woman who couldn’t stop eating—Dr. Sylvia Tara reveals the surprising science behind our most misunderstood body part and its incredible ability to defend itself. Exploring the unexpected ways viruses, hormones, sleep, and genetics impact fat, Tara uncovers the true secret to losing weight: working with your fat, not against it.

My Body Belongs to Me

Author: Jill Starishevsky
Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing
ISBN: 9781575425948
Release Date: 2014-04-10
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Without being taught about body boundaries, a child may be too young to understand when abuse is happening—or that it’s wrong. This straightforward, gentle book offers a tool parents, teachers, and counselors can use to help children feel, be, and stay safe. The rhyming story and simple, friendly illustrations provide a way to sensitively share and discuss the topic, guiding young children to understand that their private parts belong to them alone. The overriding message of My Body Belongs to Me is that if someone touches your private parts, tell your mom, your dad, your teacher, or another safe adult.

First Bite

Author: Bee Wilson
Publisher: Basic Books
ISBN: 9780465073900
Release Date: 2015-12-01
Genre: Cooking

We do not come into the world with an innate sense of taste and nutrition; as omnivores, we have to learn how and what to eat, how sweet is too sweet, and what food will give us the most energy for the coming day. But how does this education happen? What are the origins of taste? In First Bite, the beloved food writer Bee Wilson draws on the latest research from food psychologists, neuroscientists, and nutritionists to reveal that our food habits are shaped by a whole host of factors: family and culture, memory and gender, hunger and love. An exploration of the extraordinary and surprising origins of our tastes and eating habits—from people who can only eat foods of a certain color to an amnesiac who can eat meal after meal without getting full—First Bite also shows us how we can change our palates to lead healthier, happier lives.

Burger

Author: Carol J. Adams
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 9781501329470
Release Date: 2018-03-08
Genre: Social Science

Object Lessons is a series of short, beautifully designed books about the hidden lives of ordinary things. The burger, long the All-American meal, is undergoing an identity crisis. From its shifting place in popular culture to efforts by investors such as Bill Gates to create the non-animal burger that can feed the world, the burger's identity has become as malleable as that patty of protein itself, before it is thrown on a grill. Carol Adams's Burger is a fast-paced and eclectic exploration of the history, business, cultural dynamics, and gender politics of the ordinary hamburger. Object Lessons is published in partnership with an essay series in The Atlantic.

If Your Body Could Talk

Author: Jacquie Sharples
Publisher: Carpe Diem Wellbeing Pty Limited
ISBN: 0987479601
Release Date: 2013-01
Genre: Self-actualization (Psychology) in women

If your body could talk, is a book written for women struggling to find time for their bodies, written by a woman who has been there and experienced it firsthand. If your body could talk, is a collection of letters written from your body to you. Ask yourself the question, if your body could talk what would it say? "Did you hear me at dinner tonight when I was trying to signal that we were full?" "I felt so good after you did that workout today. I loved every second of it." "Please don't hate me or look at me in disgust." "I want to be your partner in a long, healthy and happy life. Not something you look at and cringe and something that you take for granted." If your body had choice who owned it, would it choose you, or trade you in for someone who treats it with more respect? Your career, your social life and your to-do list - they can wait. You only get one body and one life. It's time to listen to what it's saying and show yourself some love. It's time to listen to your body, and hear what it's telling you. Jacquie Sharples is a fitness and wellbeing coach and co-founder of Carpe Diem Wellbeing. After years seeing women frustrated with the number of confusing messages that made getting into shape even harder, Jacquie moved from a career as a corporate engineer, to devoting her time to help women get some bodylove. For more please visit www.ifyourbodycouldtalkbook.com.au and www.carpediemwellbeing.com.au

How to Sit

Author: Thich Nhat Hanh
Publisher: Parallax Press
ISBN: 9781937006594
Release Date: 2014-03-07
Genre: Self-Help

The first book in the Mindfulness Essentials Series by Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, How to Sit offers clear, simple directions and inspiration for anyone wanting to explore mindfulness meditation. In short, single-paragraph chapters, Nhat Hanh shares detailed instructions, guided breathing exercises and visualizations, as well as his own personal stories and insights. This pocket-sized book is perfect for those brand new to sitting meditation as well as for those looking to deepen their spiritual practice. With sumi ink drawings by Jason DeAntonis.

On the Other Hand

Author: Howard I. Kushner
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 9781421423333
Release Date: 2017-08-25
Genre: Education

Written in a lively style that mixes personal biography with scholarly research, On the Other Hand tells a comprehensive story about the science, traditions, and prejudices surrounding left-handedness.

This Messy Magnificent Life

Author: Geneen Roth
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781501182464
Release Date: 2018-03-06
Genre: Self-Help

A compelling and often quirky look at what it means to be an imperfect but unapologetic woman living a (mostly) magnificent life. With humour, compassion, and insight, this book explores the personal beliefs, hidden traumas, and social pressures that shape not just women's feelings about their bodies, but also their confidence, choices, and relationships. This provocative, enchanting, and sometimes laugh-out-loud look at the imperfect path women take to step into their own power, presence, and ownership. Print run 250,000.