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The Panic Virus: A True Story of Medicine, Science, and Fear

Posted by admin | Posted in New Releases, Science-New | Posted on 07-02-2011-05-2008

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1439158649 : The Panic Virus: A True Story of Medicine, Science, and Fear
ISBN: 1439158649

 
Author: Seth Mnookin

WHO DECIDES WHICH FACTS ARE TRUE?

In 1998 Andrew Wakefield, a British gastroenterologist with a history of self-promotion, published a paper with a shocking allegation: the measles-mumps-rubella vaccine might cause autism. The media seized hold of the story and, in the process, helped to launch one of the most devastating health scares ever. In the years to come Wakefield would be revealed as a profiteer in league with class-action lawyers, and he would eventually lose his medical license. Meanwhile one study after another failed to find any link between childhood vaccines and autism.

Yet the myth that vaccines somehow cause developmental disorders lives on. Despite the lack of corroborating evidence, it has been popularized by media personalities such as Oprah Winfrey and Jenny McCarthy and legitimized by journalists who claim that they are just being fair to “both sides” of an issue about which there is little debate. Meanwhile millions of dollars have been diverted from potential breakthroughs in autism research, families have spent their savings on ineffective “miracle cures,” and declining vaccination rates have led to outbreaks of deadly illnesses like Hib, measles, and whooping cough. Most tragic of all is the increasing number of children dying from vaccine-preventable diseases.

In The Panic Virus Seth Mnookin draws on interviews with parents, public-health advocates, scientists, and anti-vaccine activists to tackle a fundamental question: How do we decide what the truth is? The fascinating answer helps explain everything from the persistence of conspiracy theories about 9/11 to the appeal of talk-show hosts who demand that President Obama “prove” he was born in America.

The Panic Virus is a riveting and sometimes heart-breaking medical detective story that explores the limits of rational thought. It is the ultimate cautionary tale for our time.

Pages: 448
 
Binding: Hardcover
 
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Year: 2011

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Crazy Sexy Diet: Eat Your Veggies, Ignite Your Spark, and Live Like You Mean It!

Posted by admin | Posted in Health, Mind & Body-New, New Releases | Posted on 01-02-2011-05-2008

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1599218011 : Crazy Sexy Diet: Eat Your Veggies, Ignite Your Spark, and Live Like You Mean It!
ISBN: 1599218011

 
Author: Kris Carr

The author of the best-selling Crazy Sexy Cancer Tips
and Crazy Sexy Cancer Survivor
takes on the crazy sexy subject of

what and how we eat, drink, and think.  

Crazysexydiet.com

 

On the heels of Kris Carr’s best-selling cancer survival guidebooks and her acclaimed TLC documentary comes her new journey into a realm vital to anyone’s health. Infused with her signature sass, wit and advice-from-the-trenches style, Crazy Sexy Diet is a beautifully illustrated resource that puts you on the fast track to vibrant health, happiness and a great ass!

 

Along with help from her posse of experts, Carr lays out the fundamentals of her Crazy Sexy Diet: a low-glycemic, vegetarian program that emphasizes balancing the pH of the body with lush whole and raw foods, nourishing organic green drinks, and scrumptious smoothies. Plus, she shares the steps of her own twenty-one-day cleanse, and simple but delectable sample recipes.

 

In ten chapters with titles such as, ?pHabulous,” ?Coffee, Cupcakes and Cocktails,” ?Make Juice Not War,” and ?God-Pod Glow,” Carr empowers readers to move from a state of constant bodily damage control to one of renewal and repair. In addition to debunking common diet myths and sharing vital tips on detoxifying our bodies and psyches?advice that draws both on her personal experience as a cancer survivor and that of experts?she provides helpful hints on natural personal care, how to stretch a dollar, navigate the grocery store, eating well on the run, and working through the inevitable pangs and cravings for your old not-so-healthy life.

 

Crazy Sexy Diet is a must for anyone who seeks to be a confident and sexy wellness warrior.

 

Including contributions by:

 

Dean Ornish, M.D. ? author and founder and president of the Preventive Medicine Research Institute

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Power Foods: 150 Delicious Recipes with the 38 Healthiest Ingredients

Posted by admin | Posted in Cooking Food & Wine-New, New Releases | Posted on 16-01-2011-05-2008

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0307465322 : Power Foods: 150 Delicious Recipes with the 38 Healthiest Ingredients
ISBN: 0307465322

 
Author: The Editors of Whole Living Magazine

Many of our favorite ingredients—such as berries, tomatoes, and nuts—are among the healthiest foods on earth, and by simply incorporating more of them into our everyday meals, we can all lead healthier lives. Here are 150 fantastic ways to help you do just that. Organized into chapters on breakfast, snacks, sandwiches, soups, salads, main dishes, side dishes, and desserts, the recipes are accompanied by simple instructions and beautiful photographs to keep you inspired to eat well at any time of the day. Stay motivated with tempting recipes such as:
 
Breakfast: Pecan Pancakes with Mixed Berry Compote; Mushroom and Scallion Frittata
Starters and Snacks: Sweet Potato Hummus; Beet Chips
Sandwiches and Wraps: Salmon Salad and Curried Egg on Multigrain Bread; Kiwifruit Summer Roll
Soups and Stews: Golden Pepper Soup; Chili with Chicken and Beans
Salads: Quinoa and Corn Salad with Pumpkin Seeds; Endive, Avocado, and Grapefruit Salad
Main Dishes: Read the rest of this entry »

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