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    • How to Change Your Mind

    • By: Michael Pollan
    • Narrated by: Michael Pollan
    • Length: 13 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 5,011
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      5 out of 5 stars 4,538
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      5 out of 5 stars 4,497

    When Michael Pollan set out to research how LSD and psilocybin (the active ingredient in magic mushrooms) are being used to provide relief to people suffering from difficult-to-treat conditions such as depression, addiction, and anxiety, he did not intend to write what is undoubtedly his most personal book. But upon discovering how these remarkable substances are improving the lives not only of the mentally ill but also of healthy people coming to grips with the challenges of everyday life, he decided to explore the landscape of the mind in the first person as well as the third.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A delightful trip

    • By Paul E. Williams on 05-19-18

    Regular price: $31.50

    • Dopesick

    • By: Beth Macy
    • Narrated by: Beth Macy
    • Length: 10 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 422
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 384
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 386

    In this masterful work, Beth Macy takes us into the epicenter of America's 20-plus year struggle with opioid addiction. From distressed small communities in Central Appalachia to wealthy suburbs; from disparate cities to once-idyllic farm towns; it's a heartbreaking trajectory that illustrates how this national crisis has persisted for so long and become so firmly entrenched. Through unsparing, yet deeply human portraits of the families and first responders struggling to ameliorate this epidemic, each facet of the crisis comes into focus.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Front line worker

    • By Danielle E on 08-09-18

    Regular price: $29.65

    • Being Mortal

    • Medicine and What Matters in the End
    • By: Atul Gawande
    • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
    • Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7,238
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 6,343
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,332

    In Being Mortal, bestselling author Atul Gawande tackles the hardest challenge of his profession: how medicine can not only improve life but also the process of its ending. Medicine has triumphed in modern times, transforming birth, injury, and infectious disease from harrowing to manageable. But in the inevitable condition of aging and death, the goals of medicine seem too frequently to run counter to the interest of the human spirit.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Required Reading!

    • By Jeffrey on 10-13-14

    Regular price: $19.83

    • How to End the Autism Epidemic

    • By: J.B. Handley
    • Narrated by: J.B. Handley
    • Length: 8 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 10
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    In How to End the Autism Epidemic, Generation Rescue’s cofounder J.B. Handley offers a compelling, science-based explanation of what’s causing the autism epidemic, the lies that enable its perpetuation, and the steps we must take as parents and as a society in order to end it.  

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • For every parent (and every pediatrician)

    • By jj on 09-21-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Medical Medium Thyroid Healing

    • The Truth behind Hashimoto's, Graves', Insomnia, Hypothyroidism, Thyroid Nodules & Epstein-Barr
    • By: Anthony William
    • Narrated by: Sarah Coomes
    • Length: 12 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 115
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 98
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 98

    The thyroid is the new hot topic in health. Across age groups, from baby boomers (and their parents) to millennials, more and more people - women especially - are hearing that their thyroids are to blame for their fatigue, weight gain, brain fog, memory issues, aches and pains, insomnia, hair loss, hot flashes, sensitivity to cold, and more. Everyone wants to know how to free themselves from the thyroid trap. As the thyroid has gotten more and more attention, though, these symptoms haven’t gone away - people aren’t healing.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Convincing...

    • By Ever Afresh on 06-19-18

    Regular price: $20.99

    • The Omnivore's Dilemma

    • A Natural History of Four Meals
    • By: Michael Pollan
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 15 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,298
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,730
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,724

    "What should we have for dinner?" To one degree or another, this simple question assails any creature faced with a wide choice of things to eat. Anthropologists call it the omnivore's dilemma. Choosing from among the countless potential foods nature offers, humans have had to learn what is safe, and what isn't. Today, as America confronts what can only be described as a national eating disorder, the omnivore's dilemma has returned with an atavistic vengeance.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great presentation of a moral dilemma

    • By MCRedding on 02-07-09

    Regular price: $35.00

    • Get Well Soon

    • History’s Worst Plagues and the Heroes Who Fought Them
    • By: Jennifer Wright
    • Narrated by: Gabra Zackman
    • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,456
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,094
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,076

    In 1518, in a small town in Alsace, Frau Troffea began dancing and didn't stop. She danced until she was carried away six days later, and soon 34 more villagers joined her. Then more. In a month more than 400 people had been stricken by the mysterious dancing plague. In late-19th-century England an eccentric gentleman founded the No Nose Club in his gracious townhome - a social club for those who had lost their noses, and other body parts, to the plague of syphilis for which there was then no cure.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Didn't know syphilis could be so fascinating.

    • By Carrie Arnold on 02-09-17

    Regular price: $24.47

    • The Emperor of All Maladies

    • A Biography of Cancer
    • By: Siddhartha Mukherjee
    • Narrated by: Fred Sanders
    • Length: 22 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2,133
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,940
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1,929

    The Emperor of All Maladies reveals the many faces of an iconic, shape-shifting disease that is the defining plague of our generation. The story of cancer is a story of human ingenuity, resilience, and perseverance but also of hubris, arrogance, paternalism, and misperception, all leveraged against a disease that, just three decades ago, was thought to be easily vanquished in an all-out "war against cancer".

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Incredible

    • By S.R.E. on 03-02-16

    Regular price: $28.34

    • How Addiction Hijacks the Brain

    • By: Thad A. Polk
    • Narrated by: Thad A. Polk
    • Length: 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 13
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      5 out of 5 stars 12

    Here you’ll examine the ways addiction alters the brain by numbing the pleasure center, sensitizing the dopamine system, and inhibiting the prefrontal cortex. Combined, these altered brain functions lead to strong cravings and a reduced ability to control one’s actions. This foray into neuroscience will forever change the way you think about addiction.

    Regular price: $1.37

    • Brain on Fire

    • My Month of Madness
    • By: Susannah Cahalan
    • Narrated by: Heather Henderson
    • Length: 7 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5,528
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,988
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,991

    In 2009, Susannah Cahalan woke up in a strange hospital room strapped to a bed, under guard, and unable to move or speak. Her medical records - from a month-long hospital stay of which she had no memory - reported psychosis, violence, and dangerous instability. Yet, only weeks earlier she had been a healthy, ambitious twenty-four-year-old, six months into her first serious relationship and a sparkling career as a cub reporter

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • For those interested in neurology & psychology

    • By Brian Quaranta on 01-07-14

    Regular price: $23.07

    • The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat: and Other Clinical Tales

    • By: Oliver Sacks
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis, Oliver Sacks - introduction
    • Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4,500
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,955
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3,953

    Oliver Sacks' The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat tells the stories of individuals afflicted with fantastic perceptual and intellectual aberrations: patients who have lost their memories and with them the greater part of their pasts; who are no longer able to recognize people and common objects; who are stricken with violent tics and grimaces or who shout involuntary obscenities; whose limbs have become alien; who have been dismissed as retarded yet are gifted with uncanny artistic or mathematical talents.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • "Lest we forget how fragile we are..."

    • By ESK on 02-23-13

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The End of Alzheimer's

    • The First Program to Prevent and Reverse Cognitive Decline
    • By: Dale E. Bredesen MD
    • Narrated by: Marc Cashman
    • Length: 9 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 430
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 382
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 381

    In this paradigm shifting book, Dale Bredesen, MD, offers real hope to anyone looking to prevent and even reverse Alzheimer's disease and cognitive decline. Revealing that AD is not one condition, as it is currently treated, but three, The End of Alzheimer's outlines 36 metabolic factors (micronutrients, hormone levels, sleep) that can trigger "downsizing" in the brain. The protocol shows us how to rebalance these factors using lifestyle modifications like taking B12, eliminating gluten, or improving oral hygiene.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Both exciting and frustrating

    • By RealWoman8 on 10-16-17

    Regular price: $28.00

    • On Combat

    • The Psychology and Physiology of Deadly Conflict in War and in Peace
    • By: Dave Grossman, Loren W. Christensen
    • Narrated by: Dave Grossman
    • Length: 18 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1,664
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,531
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,521

    On Combat looks at what happens to the human body under the stresses of deadly battle and the impact on the nervous system, heart, breathing, visual and auditory perception, memory - then discusses new research findings as to what measure warriors can take to prevent such debilitations so they can stay in the fight, survive, and win. A brief, but insightful look at history shows the evolution of combat, the development of the physical and psychological leverage that enables humans to kill other humans, followed by an objective examination of domestic violence in America.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Just what I needed.

    • By Jonah on 03-21-17

    Regular price: $28.50

    • Chris Beat Cancer

    • A Comprehensive Plan for Healing Naturally
    • By: Chris Wark
    • Narrated by: Chris Wark
    • Length: 8 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Two days before Christmas and at 26 years old, Chris Wark was diagnosed with stage 3 colon cancer. He had surgery to remove a golf ball-sized tumor and a third of his colon. But after surgery, instead of the traditional chemotherapy, Wark decided to radically change his diet and lifestyle in order to promote health and healing in his body. In Chris Beat Cancer, Wark describes his healing journey, exposes the corruption and ineffectiveness of the medical and cancer industries, and shares the strategies that he and many others have used to heal cancer.

    Regular price: $20.99

    • The Impatient Woman's Guide to Getting Pregnant

    • By: Jean M. Twenge PhD, Sarah Appleton MD
    • Narrated by: Vanessa Daniels
    • Length: 6 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 81
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 70
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 70

    Trying to get pregnant is enough to make any woman impatient. The Impatient Woman's Guide to Getting Pregnant is a complete guide to the medical, psychological, social, and sexual aspects of getting pregnant, told in a funny, compassionate way, like talking to a good friend who's been through it all. And in fact Dr. Jean Twenge has been through it all - the mother of three young children, she started researching fertility when trying to conceive for the first time.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Better as a book

    • By Amanda on 08-10-17

    Regular price: $23.09

    • The Healing Self

    • A Revolutionary New Plan to Supercharge Your Immunity and Stay Well for Life
    • By: Deepak Chopra M.D., Rudolph E. Tanzi Ph.D.
    • Narrated by: Shishir Kurup
    • Length: 12 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 171
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 145
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 142

    Combining the best current medical knowledge with a new approach grounded in integrative medicine, Chopra and Tanzi offer a groundbreaking new model of healing and the healing system, one of the main mysteries in the mind-body connection. The Healing Self is a breakthrough audiobook in self-care for a wide audience. Immunity - the body's ability to ward off disease - can no longer be taken for granted.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Audio - The Healing Self

    • By Sophie on 01-30-18

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Stiff

    • The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers
    • By: Mary Roach
    • Narrated by: Shelly Frasier
    • Length: 8 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6,046
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,297
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,300

    For two thousand years, cadavers have been involved in science's boldest strides and weirdest undertakings. They've tested France's first guillotines, ridden the NASA Space Shuttle, been crucified in a Parisian laboratory to test the authenticity of the Shroud of Turin, and helped solve the mystery of TWA Flight 800. For every new surgical procedure, from heart transplants to gender reassignment surgery, cadavers have been there alongside surgeons, making history in their quiet way.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Darn funny if you're open to the idea.

    • By Matthew on 03-15-04
    • The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers
    • By: Mary Roach
    • Narrated by: Shelly Frasier
    • Length: 8 hrs
    • Release date: 02-26-04
    • 4 out of 5 stars 6,046 ratings

    Regular price: $20.99

    • The Mindbody Prescription

    • Healing the Body, Healing the Pain
    • By: John E. Sarno M.D.
    • Narrated by: Brian Holsopple
    • Length: 7 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 390
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 323
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 326

    Dr. John E. Sarno's Healing Back Pain is a New York Times best seller that has helped over 500,000 readers. Continuing the research since his ground-breaking book, the renowned physician now presents his most complete work yet on the vital connection between mental and bodily health.... Musculoskeletal pain disorders have reached epidemic proportions in the United States, with most doctors failing to recognize their underlying cause.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Desperation led me here; already paying off

    • By Mo on 03-27-12

    Regular price: $20.52

    • Quackery

    • A Brief History of the Worst Ways to Cure Everything
    • By: Lydia Kang, Nate Pedersen
    • Narrated by: Hillary Huber
    • Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 42
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 42

    What won't we try in our quest for perfect health, beauty, and the fountain of youth? Well, just imagine a time when doctors prescribed morphine for crying infants. When liquefied gold was touted as immortality in a glass. And when strychnine - yes, that strychnine, the one used in rat poison - was dosed like Viagra. Looking back with fascination, horror, and not a little dash of dark, knowing humor, Quackery recounts the lively, at times unbelievable, history of medical misfires and malpractices. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fascinating

    • By Amazon Customer on 07-10-18

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Driven to Distraction

    • Recognizing and Coping with Attention Deficit Disorder from Childhood Through Adulthood
    • By: M.D. Edward M. Hallowell M.D., John J. Ratey
    • Narrated by: John McDonough
    • Length: 13 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 397
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 350
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 348

    Through vivid stories of the experiences of their patients (both adults and children), Drs. Hallowell and Ratey show the varied forms ADD takes - from the hyperactive search for high stimulation to the floating inattention of daydreaming - and the transforming impact of precise diagnosis and treatment.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • If you or a loved one has ADHD, this is a must-read.

    • By Matthew S. Taylor on 12-18-16

    Regular price: $22.63

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