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A Really Good Day
Ayelet Waldman
Learn about how microdosing made a mega difference in Waldman’s mood, marriage, and life. Struggling to heal the mind has become commonplace in today’s society. As people live fast-paced lives surrounded by technology and social media, the rise of mental illness has become an increasingly prevalent problem. With depression, anxiety, and mood swings, people often seek medical help to ease their symptoms and balance their brains. Unfortunately, medical attention doesn’t always work and patients like Ayelet Waldman turn to drastic measures to help feel like themselves again. A Really Good Day is the true story of Waldman’s struggle with mood storms which led her to a drastic, yet forbidden remedy: microdoses of LSD. While Waldman suffered, her husband and children suffered with her, she became desperate for help. So when a small vial arrives in her mailbox, she places two drops on her tongue in hopes that she and her family will one day be okay again. Over the course of a month, Waldman charted her experience of daily microdosing. She also pored over the history and mythology of LSD, the cutting-edge research surrounding the drug, and the byzantine policies that control it. Ultimately, Waldman documented her experience in her search for a really good day. As you read, you’ll learn what microdosing is, how LSD has helped popular billionaires like Steve Jobs, and how the greatest risk of microdosing LSD is simply getting arrested.
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11 minutes
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Always Hungry?
David Ludwig
If you’re always hungry and find that this leads you to overeat, Dr. David Ludwig has some practical tips to help you conquer your cravings and lose weight. Always Hungry? (2016) tackles our most common misconceptions about America’s obesity epidemic and challenges readers to replace those misconceptions with an understanding of best practices for healthy eating. By exposing scientific truths we often tend to ignore, Ludwig demonstrates why junk food actually makes us hungrier, why obesity functions as an attack on our bodies, and how we can reclaim our health.
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10 minutes
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Bulletproof Diet
Dave Asprey
The Bulletproof Diet provides an engaging step-by-step guide to unlocking your body’s maximum potential through the cultivation of a new diet plan that will supercharge your weight-loss efforts in addition to providing you with better sleep, exercise, and emotional health. If you’ve ever wanted to unlock the potential of your mind and body, this is the diet for you! Dave Asprey’s groundbreaking formula, The Bulletproof Diet, will show you how to maximize your body’s potential through a few simple life-changing steps, including putting butter in your coffee, eating more fats and carbs, and revitalizing your exercise routine through short, high-intensity workouts.
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19 minutes
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Ending Aging
Aubrey de Grey
Learn about the scientific breakthroughs that have unlocked the secret of aging. Ending Aging (2007) is a scientific exploration of aging and the factors which cause our bodies to decay. Founded on Dr. Aubrey de Grey’s groundbreaking research, this book demonstrates the new insights which have enhanced our understanding of the aging process and, consequently, what modern science can do to turn back the clock.
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Genius Foods
Max Lugavere
Learn about the diet that makes you smarter, happier, and more productive while protecting your brain for life. Ever wonder how some ninety-year-olds remain sharp as a tack? According to Max Lugavere, it likely deals with what they’ve been eating throughout their lifetime. No longer should we be eating for our bodies, instead, we should be eating for our minds as well. Through Genius Foods, you’ll learn how our diet plays a significant role in our cognitive health and which foods we should eat to ensure we stay sharp forever. Lugavere reveals how the modern diet is directly linked with neurodegenerative disorders including Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and ALS. Now, you can incorporate foods into your diet that will make you both happier and smarter. Through scientific research and data, Lugavere debunks popular misconceptions about our diet including why cholesterol isn’t bad for you but is essential for brain health. You’ll also learn the truth about carbohydrates and how the dietary trend of intermittent fasting improves cognitive function.
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18 minutes
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Hunger
Roxane Gay
A powerful memoir about food, fatness, and feminism. If you’re looking for a memoir that glorifies one woman’s personal weight loss journey, Roxane Gay wants you to know that this is not that memoir. Instead, Hunger (2017) is a book that breaks barriers by inviting you to embrace your body and your relationship with food. Hunger is Gay’s critique of the sexist stereotypes that are designed to keep women’s bodies in line and her pursuit of fatness as a protest against sexualization. By recounting her relationship with childhood sexual assault, body-shaming, and feminism, Gay uses her story to initiate a discourse on body neutrality and self-compassion.
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Keto Answers
Anthony Gustin, Chris Irvin
Simplifying Everything You Need to Know About the World’s Most Confusing Diet. Are you looking to lose fat and improve your health? Are you curious about how the keto diet can help you do just that? If you’ve been on social media lately or even watched the news, you’ve likely heard countless success stories from people who have gone keto. Not only does the keto diet promise to help you lose weight, but it also promises to boost your brainpower and increase your energy. Unfortunately, you’ve likely heard about the dangers of the keto diet too. That's because a quick Google search on keto will produce an overwhelming amount of conflicting information, so how can you know what to believe? Should you eat a lot of protein or not? Is keto safe long term? What happens when you stop the diet? To answer these questions and more, Keto Answers aims to teach you everything you need to know to be successful with the ketogenic diet. Successfully adopting the keto diet means finally losing fat, taking control of your brain, reclaiming your life, and restoring your health. Fortunately for you, it’s much simpler than you think! Keep reading to learn how keto can help you with more than just losing weight, what foods you should consume or avoid, and how you can adapt the keto diet to fit your unique needs and lifestyle.
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Mortality
Christopher Hitchens
An anthology of wisdom about death and dying. Have you ever wondered what it would feel like to know that you’re dying? Have you wondered about the thoughts that might go through your mind? What would you think about in your last days? What would you want others to know? How would you want to be remembered? The author and thinker Christopher Hitchens pondered these questions and more during his battle with esophageal cancer and Mortality (2012) is his answer to those questions.
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Period Power
Maisie Hill
How to make your period a positive thing. If you’re like most women, one thing is for certain: you hate your period with a passion! And, let’s be honest, what’s not to hate?! Cramps, mood swings, nausea, and bloating are just the tip of the iceberg-- and don’t even get me started on the cultural invalidation of period pain and hormones. There’s no doubt about it: periods are the worst! But menstrual health specialist Maisie Hill posits that maybe it doesn’t have to be that way. Maybe it’s possible to hack your mind and body and harness your period as a source of empowerment. Period Power (2019) is your guide to doing just that.
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Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat
Samin Nosrat
Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat colors outside the lines of the traditional cookbook by asking you to challenge everything you know about cooking through a guide that’s part culinary interrogation and part cookbook. If you’ve ever wondered about the “why” behind the science of good cooking, Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat is the cookbook for you! Perfect for those who would rather theorize about cooking than actual cook, Samin Nosrat transcends the traditional practice of simply providing you with recipes. Instead, this study breaks down the critical principles behind each of the four titular ingredients and offers an accessible explanation of why they’re vital to every culinary process.
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10 minutes
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