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The New Science of a Lost Art
By James Nestor
Narrated by James Nestor / 7 hours 18 minutes
AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
No matter what you eat, how much you exercise, how skinny or young or wise you are, none of it matters if you’re not breathing properly.
There is nothing more essential to our health and well-being than breathing: take air in, let it out, repeat 25,000 times a day. Yet, as a species, humans have lost the... Read more »
#2: The Body Keeps the Score
Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma
Narrated by Sean Pratt / 16 hours 16 minutes
A pioneering researcher and one of the world’s foremost experts on traumatic stress offers a bold new paradigm for healing Trauma is a fact of life. Veterans and their families deal with the painful aftermath of combat; one in five Americans has been molested; one in four grew up with alcoholics; one in three couples have engaged in physical... Read more »
#3: Our Malady
Lessons in Liberty from a Hospital Diary
Narrated by Timothy Snyder / 3 hours 1 minute
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller On Tyranny comes an impassioned condemnation of America's coronavirus response and an urgent call to rethink health and freedom.
On December 29, 2019, historian Timothy Snyder fell gravely ill. Unable to stand, barely able to think, he waited for hours in an emergency... Read more »
#4: The Omnivore's Dilemma
A Natural History of Four Meals
Narrated by Scott Brick / 15 hours 53 minutes
One of the New York Times Book Review's Ten Best Books of the Year
Winner of the James Beard Award
Author of #1 New York Times Bestsellers In Defense of Food and Food Rules
What should we have for dinner? Ten years ago, Michael Pollan confronted us with this seemingly simple question and, with The Omnivore’s Dilemma, his brilliant and eye-opening... Read more »
#5: In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts
Close Encounters with Addiction
Narrated by Daniel Mate / 16 hours 18 minutes
In this timely and profoundly original new book, bestselling writer and physician Gabor Maté looks at the epidemic of addictions in our society, tells us why we are so prone to them and what is needed to liberate ourselves from their hold on our emotions and behaviours.
For over seven years Gabor Maté has been the staff physician at the Portland... Read more »
#6: Come as You Are
The Surprising New Science that Will Transform Your Sex Life
Narrated by Emily Nagoski / 11 hours 52 minutes
An essential exploration of why and how women’s sexuality works—based on groundbreaking research and brain science—that will radically transform your sex life into one filled with confidence and joy.
Researchers have spent the last decade trying to develop a “pink pill” for women to function like Viagra does for men. So where is it? Well, for... Read more »
The New Science of Skin
Narrated by Barrett Leddy / 7 hours 11 minutes
“Fun, interesting and credible.” –New York Times Book Review
A preventative medicine physician and staff writer for The Atlantic explains the surprising and unintended effects of our hygiene practices in this informative and entertaining introduction to the new science of skin microbes and probiotics.
Keeping skin healthy is a booming industry,... Read more »
#8: The Joy of Movement
How exercise helps us find happiness, hope, connection, and courage
Narrated by Kelly McGonigal / 7 hours 52 minutes
The bestselling author of The Willpower Instinct introduces a surprising science-based book that doesn't tell us why we should exercise but instead shows us how to fall in love with movement.
Exercise is health-enhancing and life-extending, yet many of us feel it's a chore. But as Kelly McGonigal reveals, it doesn't have to be. Movement can and... Read more »
#9: Divergent Mind
Thriving in a World That Wasn’t Designed For You
Narrated by Tegan Ashton Cohan / 6 hours 37 minutes
A paradigm-shifting study of neurodivergent women—those with ADHD, autism, synesthesia, high sensitivity, and sensory processing disorder—exploring why these traits are overlooked in women and how society benefits from allowing their unique strengths to flourish.
As a successful Harvard and Berkeley-educated writer, entrepreneur, and devoted... Read more »
#10: You're Not Listening
What You're Missing and Why It Matters
By Kate Murphy
Narrated by Kate Murphy / 6 hours 31 minutes
"Narrating her own work, Murphy is certainly worthy of the listener's attention. She offers a sincere, passionate voice that is capable of delivering some hard truths about the current state of things while also showing the way toward a truly connected society." — AudioFile Magazine
**This program is read by the author**
When was the last time you... Read more »
#11: Becoming Supernatural: How Common People Are Doing The Uncommon
Narrated by Adam Boyce / 14 hours 6 minutes
The author of the New York Times bestseller You Are the Placebo, as well as Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself and Evolve Your Brain, draws on research conducted at his advanced workshops since 2012 to explore how common people are doing the uncommon to transform themselves and their lives. Becoming Supernatural marries the some of the most... Read more »
#12: Full Catastrophe Living - Abridged
Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain, and Illness
Narrated by Jon Kabat-Zinn / 5 hours 58 minutes
Stress. It is everywhere around us. Even worse, it gets inside us: sapping our energy, undermining our health, and making us more vulnerable to anxiety, depression, and disease. Now, based on Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn’s renowned mindfulness-based stress reduction program, this groundbreaking book shows you how to use natural, medically proven methods... Read more »
#13: On Immunity
By Eula Biss
Narrated by Tamara Marston / 6 hours 22 minutes
Upon becoming a new mother, Eula Biss addresses a chronic condition of fear—fear of the government, the medical establishment, and what is in your child's air, food, mattress, medicine, and vaccines. She finds that you cannot immunize your child, or yourself, from the world.
In this bold, fascinating book, Biss investigates the metaphors and... Read more »
#14: An Elegant Defense
The Extraordinary New Science of the Immune System: A Tale in Four Lives
By Matt Richtel
Narrated by Fred Sanders / 12 hours 32 minutes
A magnificently reported and soulfully crafted exploration of the human immune system–the key to health and wellness, life and death. An epic, first-of-its-kind book, entwining leading-edge scientific discovery with the intimate stories of four individual lives, by the Pulitzer Prize–winning New York Times journalist.
“An Elegant Defense by Matt... Read more »
#15: Eat to Beat Disease
The New Science of How Your Body Can Heal Itself
By William W Li
Narrated by Peter Ganim / 13 hours 56 minutes
Eat your way to better health with this New York Times bestseller on food's ability to help the body heal itself from cancer, dementia, and dozens of other avoidable diseases.
Forget everything you think you know about your body and food, and discover the new science of how the body heals itself. Learn how to identify the strategies and dosages... Read more »
#16: This is Your Brain on Birth Control
The Surprising Science of Women, Hormones, and the Law of Unintended Consequences
By Sarah Hill
Narrated by Nan McNamara / 8 hours 54 minutes
An eye-opening book that reveals crucial information every woman taking hormonal birth control should know
This groundbreaking book sheds light on how hormonal birth control affects women--and the world around them--in ways we are just now beginning to understand. By allowing women to control their fertility, the birth control pill has... Read more »
#17: The Feel Good Effect
Reclaim Your Wellness by Finding Small Shifts that Create Big Change
Narrated by Robyn Conley Downs / 4 hours 20 minutes
A groundbreaking approach to wellness that will help you cut through the clutter and find the small shifts that create huge changes in your life, from the host of the podcast The Feel Good Effect
“An absolutely fresh and insightful guide . . . If you’re looking to create more calm, clarity, and joy, this book is for you.”—Shauna Shapiro, Ph.D.,... Read more »
#18: The Beck Diet Solution - Abridged
Train Your Brain to Think Like a Thin Person
Narrated by Eliza Foss / 5 hours 8 minutes
The Beck Diet Solution is the first book that teaches dieters how to apply the proven benefits of Cognitive Therapy to dieting and weight loss: how to think differently, change your eating behavior, and lose weight permanently. In fact, Cognitive Therapy is the only psychological method shown to help dieters keep off excess weight once they lose... Read more »
#19: Ina May's Guide to Childbirth
Narrated by Randye Kaye / 14 hours 27 minutes
Drawing upon her forty-plus years of experience, Ina May Gaskin, the nation's leading midwife, shows the benefits and joys of physiological childbirth by showing women how to trust the ancient wisdom of their bodies for a healthy and fulfilling birthing experience. Based upon the midwifery model of care that recognizes that spontaneous labor in... Read more »
#20: Undo It!
How Simple Lifestyle Changes Can Reverse Most Chronic Diseases
Narrated by Dean Ornish, M.D. & Anne Ornish / 8 hours 33 minutes
NATIONAL BESTSELLER • Fight cancer, diabetes, heart disease, weight gain, and even the aging process itself with one simple, scientifically proven plan to reverse disease—as well as prevent and reduce symptoms—from the world-renowned pioneer of lifestyle medicine.
Dean Ornish, M.D., has directed revolutionary research proving, for the first... Read more »
By Oliver Sacks
Narrated by Dan Woren & Oliver Sacks / 9 hours 48 minutes
Hallucinations don’t belong wholly to the insane. Much more commonly, they are linked to sensory deprivation, intoxication, illness, or injury. Here Dr. Sacks weaves together stories of his patients and of his own mind-altering experiences to illuminate what hallucinations tell us about the organization and structure of our brains, how they have... Read more »
#22: The Lady's Handbook for Her Mysterious Illness
By Sarah Ramey
Narrated by Eileen Stevens & Sarah Ramey / 13 hours 16 minutes
The darkly funny memoir of Sarah Ramey’s years-long battle with a mysterious illness that doctors thought was all in her head—but wasn’t. A revelation and an inspiration for millions of women whose legitimate health complaints are ignored.
In her harrowing, defiant, and unforgettable memoir, Sarah Ramey recounts the decade-long saga of how a... Read more »
#23: Stop Missing Your Life
How to be Deeply Present in an Un-Present World
By Cory Muscara
Narrated by Cory Muscara / 6 hours 21 minutes
Many of us live on autopilot, often so guarded that we don't experience the richness that life has to offer. How can we find real happiness amid the chaos, so we don't reach the end of our life and feel like we missed it?
In Stop Missing Your Life, mindfulness teacher Cory Muscara takes us on a journey into the heart of what is required for... Read more »
A Whole Systems Guide to Sustainable and Delicious Food Choices
By Gigi Berardi
Narrated by Julie Slater / 6 hours 32 minutes
The definitive guide for food lovers on how to make the right food choices amidst a sea of ever-changing information, and an invitation to return to the joys of garden and kitchen
We live in a culture awash with advice on nutrition and eating. Who do we believe? And what does it really mean to eat healthy? Food Wise is for anyone who has felt... Read more »
#25: Crisis in the Red Zone
The Story of the Deadliest Ebola Outbreak in History, and of the Outbreaks to Come
Narrated by Ray Porter / 13 hours 2 minutes
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • An urgent wake-up call about the future of emerging viruses and a gripping account of the doctors and scientists fighting to protect us, told through the story of the deadly 2013–2014 Ebola epidemic
“Crisis in the Red Zone reads like a thriller. That the story it tells is all true makes it all more... Read more »
Mind, Body, and the Curiously Elastic Limits of Human Performance
Narrated by Robert G. Slade / 11 hours 9 minutes
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • "Reveals how we can all surpass our perceived physical limits." —Adam Grant
Limits are an illusion: a revolutionary book that reveals the secrets of accessing your hidden extra potential
Foreword by Malcolm Gladwell
The capacity to endure is the key trait that underlies great performance in virtually every field—from a... Read more »
#27: How We Change
(And Ten Reasons Why We Don't)
Narrated by Nathan Agin / 11 hours 9 minutes
A paradigm-shifting, instant classic in the making that challenges our assumptions about change by encouraging us to understand and embrace our resistance to it.
We all have something we want to change about ourselves. But whether it's quitting smoking, losing weight, or breaking some common bad habit or negative behavior pattern, we feel a sense... Read more »
#28: Running with Sherman
The Donkey with the Heart of a Hero
Narrated by Christopher McDougall / 12 hours 12 minutes
“Running With Sherman is one of those special books that just makes you happy. Sherman, an abused donkey adopted by Christopher McDougall and family, needs a task, and that task turns out to be joining the World Championship of burro running in Colorado. In his inimitably engaging style, McDougall has taken the best of his two previous books—the personal stories of Born to Run and the history from Natural Born Heroes—and created the most enjoyable book I’ve read this year. I laughed, I got teary, I smiled a lot. Sherman is my new hero!”Pete Mock, McIntyre's Fine Books
#29: Everyday Ubuntu
Living Better Together, the African Way
Narrated by Nontombi Naomi Tutu / 5 hours 59 minutes
Foreword by Archbishop Desmond Tutu
Mungi Ngomane, granddaughter of Nobel Peace Prize–winner Archbishop Desmond Tutu, offers an introduction to ubuntu, the Southern African philosophy that celebrates the universal human bond in this beautiful definitive guide filled with lessons on how to live harmoniously with all people.
“This book will open... Read more »
#30: Why We Sleep
Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams
Narrated by Steve West / 13 hours 51 minutes
“Why We Sleep is an important and fascinating book…Walker taught me a lot about this basic activity that every person on Earth needs. I suspect his book will do the same for you.” —Bill Gates
A New York Times bestseller and international sensation, this “stimulating and important book” (Financial Times) is a fascinating dive into the purpose and... Read more »
#31: Life in the Fasting Lane
How to Make Intermittent Fasting a Lifestyle—and Reap the Benefits of Weight Loss and Better Health
Narrated by Brian Nishii, Courtney Patterson & Piper Goodeve / 7 hours 36 minutes
Take the guesswork (and fear) out of fasting with real-life and expert advice.
In recent years, intermittent fasting—restricting calorie intake for a set number of hours or days—has become an increasingly popular diet strategy. While some in the medical community initially dismissed the idea as a dangerous fad, recent research not only validates... Read more »
Reclaim Your Time, Money, Well-Being, and Happiness Through Intuitive Eating
Narrated by Christy Harrison / 9 hours 46 minutes
Reclaim your time, money, health, and happiness from our toxic diet culture with groundbreaking strategies from a registered dietitian, journalist, and host of the "Food Psych" podcast.
68 percent of Americans have dieted at some point in their lives. But upwards of 90% of people who intentionally lose weight gain it back within five years.... Read more »
#33: The Great Pretender
The Undercover Mission That Changed Our Understanding of Madness
Narrated by Christie Moreau & Susannah Cahalan / 11 hours 3 minutes
“In the wake the recognition Susannah Callahan received from her memoir "Brain on Fire", in which she wrote about her struggle with an auto-immune disease that briefly stole her sanity, she became a crusader for the awareness of psychiatry's abuses of its patients in recent history and the contemporary anti-psychiatry movement. The author's superb narration of the audio book does justice to her intelligent prose and the stories she tells of many different pseudo-patients, including Callahan herself, who worked to expose the limitations of psychiatry as a branch of medicine.”Zahny, Watermark Books
#34: Love, Loss, and What We Ate
Narrated by Padma Lakshmi / 12 hours 37 minutes
A vivid memoir of food and family, survival and triumph, Love, Loss, and What We Ate traces the arc of Padma Lakshmi’s unlikely path from an immigrant childhood to a complicated life in front of the camera—a tantalizing blend of Ruth Reichl’s Tender at the Bone and Nora Ephron’s Heartburn
Long before Padma Lakshmi ever stepped onto a television... Read more »
#35: Expecting Better
Why the Conventional Pregnancy Wisdom Is Wrong—And What You Really Need to Know
By Emily Oster
Narrated by Karen White / 9 hours 6 minutes
An award-winningsocial scientist uses the tools of economics to debunk myths about pregnancyand to empower women to make better decisions while they’re expecting.
Pregnancy is full of rules. Pregnant women are often treatedas if they were children, given long lists of items to avoid—alcohol, caffeine,sushi—without any real explanation from their... Read more »
#36: Health Revolution
Finding Happiness and Health Through an Anti-Inflammatory Lifestyle
Narrated by Jane Oppenheimer / 8 hours 58 minutes
The story of one woman’s unique, four-year-long quest to banish melancholy and depression, find happiness and fulfillment, cultivate wellness, and ultimately create her best self—lessons anyone can use to pursue a healthier and more satisfied life.
When Maria Borelius turned fifty-two, she hit menopause and her physical health began to decline.... Read more »
#37: A Terrible Thing to Waste
Environmental Racism and Its Assault on the American Mind
Narrated by Ron Butler / 10 hours 13 minutes
A "powerful and indispensable" look at the devastating consequences of environmental racism (Gerald Markowitz) -- and what we can do to remedy its toxic effects on marginalized communities.
Did you know...
The Healing Power of Human Connection in a Sometimes Lonely World
Narrated by Vivek H. Murthy / 10 hours 52 minutes
“Together: The Healing Power of Human Connection in a Sometimes Lonely World by Vivek Murthy is a well-articulated case for supporting human connection from a public health point of view. Murthy provides stories, medical reasoning, and strategies to apply in this playbook for connection. It's a timely read, especially in an environment that has required social distancing and isolation.”Tina, Leaves Book and Tea Shop
#39: Sound Medicine
How to Use the Ancient Science of Sound to Heal the Body and Mind
Narrated by Soneela Nankani / 7 hours 25 minutes
From a leading neurologist, neuroscientist and practitioner of Ayurvedic medicine, comes a rigorous scientific investigation of the healing power of sound, showing readers how they can use it to improve their mental and physical wellbeing.
Why does a baby’s cry instantaneously flood a mother’s body with a myriad of stress hormones? How can a song... Read more »
#40: This Is Your Brain on Food
An Indispensable Guide to the Surprising Foods that Fight Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, OCD, ADHD, and More
By Uma Naidoo
Narrated by Uma Naidoo & Deepti Gupta / 7 hours 49 minutes
Eat for your mental health and learn the fascinating science behind nutrition with this "must-read" guide from an expert psychiatrist (Amy Myers, MD).
Did you know that blueberries can help you cope with the aftereffects of trauma? That salami can cause depression, or that boosting Vitamin D intake can help treat anxiety?
When it comes to... Read more »
#41: The Hilarious World of Depression
By John Moe
Narrated by John Moe / 9 hours 49 minutes
“This book made me laugh and cry immediately after I started reading. John Moe took a hard topic and made it so much easier — taking the world of mental health and illness and making it easy to understand and connect with. It’s a great read, and everyone should have the pleasure of reading it.”Kaylyn Schafer, Wordsmith Bookshoppe
#42: How to Do the Work
Recognize Your Patterns, Heal from Your Past, and Create Your Self
Narrated by TBD /
From Dr. Nicole LePera, creator of "the holistic psychologist"—the online phenomenon with more than two million Instagram followers—comes a revolutionary approach to healing that harnesses the power of the self to produce lasting change.
As a clinical psychologist, Dr. Nicole LePera often found herself frustrated by the limitations of traditional... Read more »
#43: Food Fix
How to Save Our Health, Our Economy, Our Communities, and Our Planet--One Bite at a Time
Narrated by Dr. Mark Hyman / 12 hours 15 minutes
An indispensable guide to food, our most powerful tool to reverse the global epidemic of chronic disease, heal the environment, reform politics, and revive economies, from #1 New York Times bestselling author Mark Hyman, MD -- "Read this book if you're ready to change the world" (Tim Ryan, US Representative).
What we eat has tremendous... Read more »
#44: Fiber Fueled
The Plant-Based Gut Health Program for Losing Weight, Restoring Your Health, and Optimizing Your Microbiome
Narrated by Barrett Leddy / 7 hours 11 minutes
A bold new plant-based plan that challenges popular keto and paleo diets, from an award-winning gastroenterologist.
The benefits of restrictive diets like paleo and keto have been touted for more than a decade, but as renowned gastroenterologist Dr. Will Bulsiewicz, or "Dr. B," illuminates in this groundbreaking audiobook, the explosion of... Read more »
#45: It Didn't Start With You
How Inherited Family Trauma Shapes Who We Are and How to End the Cycle
By Mark Wolynn
Narrated by Mark Wolynn / 8 hours 15 minutes
A groundbreaking approach to transforming traumatic legacies passed down in families over generations, by an acclaimed expert in the field
Depression. Anxiety. Chronic Pain. Phobias. Obsessive thoughts. The evidence is compelling: the roots of these difficulties may not reside in our immediate life experience or in chemical imbalances in our... Read more »
#46: Women Rowing North: Navigating Life’s Currents and Flourishing As We Age by Mary Pipher: Key Takeaways, Summary & Analysis Included
By Ninja Reads
Narrated by Ninja Reads / 58 minutes
*PLEASE NOTE: This concise summary is unofficial and is not authorized, approved, licensed, or endorsed by the original book's publisher or author.*
Short on time? Or maybe you’ve already read the book, but need a refresh on the most important takeaways. In a quick, easy listen, you can take the main principles from Women Rowing North: Navigating... Read more »
#47: The Upside of Stress
Why Stress Is Good for You, and How to Get Good at It
Narrated by Kelly McGonigal / 8 hours 32 minutes
The author of The Willpower Instinct delivers a controversial and groundbreaking new book that overturns long-held beliefs about stress.
More than forty-four percent of Americans admit to losing sleep over stress. And while most of us do everything we can to reduce it, Stanford psychologist and bestselling author Kelly McGonigal, Ph.D.,... Read more »
#48: Pale Rider
The Spanish Flu of 1918 and How It Changed the World
Narrated by Paul Hodgson / 10 hours 4 minutes
In 1918, the Italian-Americans of New York, the Yupik of Alaska, and the Persians of Mashed had almost nothing in common except for a virus -- one that triggered the worst pandemic of modern times and had a decisive effect on twentieth-century history.
The Spanish flu of 1918-1920 was one of the greatest human disasters of all time. It infected... Read more »
#49: Super Human
The Bulletproof Plan to Age Backward and Maybe Even Live Forever
Bulletproof: Book #5
By Dave Asprey
Narrated by Dave Asprey / 8 hours 42 minutes
From Bulletproof creator and bestselling author Dave Asprey comes a revolutionary approach to anti-aging that will help you up your game at any age.
Dave Asprey suffered countless symptoms of aging as a young man, which sparked a life-long burning desire to grow younger with each birthday. For more than twenty years, he has been on a quest to... Read more »
#50: Sex Matters
How Male-Centric Medicine Endangers Women's Health and What We Can Do About It
Narrated by Hillary Huber / 6 hours 51 minutes
Get the right care for your body -- and avoid treatments that can endanger women -- with this important manual from a physician who is a leading expert on sex and gender medicine.
Sex Matters tackles one of the most urgent, yet unspoken issues facing women's health care today: all models of medical research and practice are based on... Read more »