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The Blue Zones: 9 Lessons for Living Longer From the People Who've Lived the Longest, 2nd Ed. - Dan Buettner
ISBN: 9781426209482
Publication Date: 2012-11-06
Since publishing his bestselling The Blue Zones, longevity expert and National Geographic Explorer Dan Buettner has discovered a new Blue Zone and launched a major public health initiative to transform cities based on principles from this book. The Blue Zones, Second Edition is completely updated and expands his bestselling classic on longevity, drawing on his research from extraordinarily long-lived communities--Blue Zones--around the globe to highlight the lifestyle, diet, outlook, and stress-coping practices that will add years to your life and life to your years.

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The Blue Zones: Lessons for Living Longer From the People Who've Lived the Longest - Dan Buettner
ISBN: 9781426207556
Publication Date: 2010-10-19
In this expanded paperback edition of his New York Times bestseller, longevity expert Dan Buettner draws on his research from extraordinarily long-lived communities--Blue Zones--around the globe to highlight the lifestyle, diet, outlook, and stress-coping practices that will add years to your life and life to your years.

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Body: The Complete Human - Lisa Stein; Trisha Gura; Richard Restak (Foreword by); Patricia Daniels (Text by)
ISBN: 9781426201288
Publication Date: 2007-10-16
Ideal for families, students, and anyone who's interested in maintaining good health, Body engagingly reveals the complex and fascinating systems of the human machine; from head to toe, cells to skin, inner workings to outward appearance.

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Brain: The Complete Mind--How It Develops, How It Works, and How to Keep It Sharp - Richard Restak (Foreword by); Michael Sweeney
ISBN: 9781426205477
Publication Date: 2009-11-17
Did you know that listening to music tunes up your brain? Or that certain foods can help maintain mental fitness? Or that exercise can keep both body and mind in good shape? Delving into the science behind these strategies, Brain goes even deeper to reveal the brain’s inner workings.

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Brainworks: The Mind-Bending Science of How You See, What You Think, and Who You Are - Michael S. Sweeney; David Copperfield (Foreword by); National Geographic Editors
ISBN: 9781426207570
Publication Date: 2011-09-06
Admit it. When you hear "neuroscience," you expect something abstract and remote, very complex, of little practical use. But this time? It's personal.   National Geographic makes YOU the test subject of an array of astonishing experiments. Your brain is going to be stimulated, fooled, and ultimately amazed, as scientists and other experts show you how this three-pound blob of gray matter makes you, you.

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National Geographic Guide to Medicinal Herbs: The World's Most Effective Healing Plants - Rebecca L. Johnson; Steven Foster; Tieraona Low Dog; National Geographic Society (U.S.) Staff (Contribution by); David Kiefer; Andrew Weil (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9781426207006
Publication Date: 2012-03-06
There is a world of health and healing all around you--in your spice rack, your backyard, and on the shelves of health food and grocery stores. This informative guide is a reference you will keep at the ready, connecting 72 of the world's most common and useful medicinal herbs with the body systems they help and heal.

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Desk Reference to Nature's Medicine - Steven Foster; Rebecca Johnson
ISBN: 9781426202933
Publication Date: 2008-08-19
Featuring 350 full-color photographs, botanical drawings, and maps, this accessible, fact-filled book is based on the work of renowned botanical experts and presents alphabetically arranged, beautifully illustrated entries for hundreds of plants touted for thousands of years to soothe, even heal.

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Healthy at Home: Get Well and Stay Well Without Prescriptions - Tieraona Low Dog; Andrew Weil (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9781426212581
Publication Date: 2014-01-14
At a time when taking charge of your own health care is all the more essential, respected doctor and Andrew Weil protege Tieraona Low Dog advises on the art and science of healing at home. In this follow-up to Life Is Your Best Medicine, get the how, when, and why of getting better and staying well with homemade remedies that the doctor orders.

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Life Is Your Best Medicine: A Woman's Guide to Health, Healing, and Wholeness At Every Age - Andrew Weil (Foreword by); Tieraona Low Dog
ISBN: 9781426209604
Publication Date: 2012-09-04
The science is irrefutable: No drug on the market today can come close to the power of a healthy lifestyle in preventing disease and improving the quality of our lives. Building on this evidence and on her own personal experiences as a medical doctor and holistic healer, Tieraona Low Dog guides women through nearly every facet of their lives, with practical advice and hands-on recommendations for improving their health based on traditional practices and cutting-edge science.

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The People's Pharmacy: Quick and Handy Home Remedies, Q&As for Your Common Ailments - Joe Graedon; Terry Graedon
ISBN: 9781426207112
Publication Date: 2011-05-17
The People's Pharmacy Quick & Handy Home Remedies is a down-to-earth, back-to-basics guide.

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Thrive: Finding Happiness the Blue Zones Way - Dan Buettner
ISBN: 9781426205156
Publication Date: 2010-10-19
What makes us happy? It's not wealth, youth, beauty, or intelligence, says Dan Buettner. In fact, most of us have the keys within our grasp. Circling the globe to study the world's happiest populations, Buettner has spotted several common principles that can unlock the doors to true contentment with our lives. Working with leading researchers, Buettner identifies the happiest region on each of four continents. He explores why these populations say they are happier than anyone else, and what they can teach the rest of us about finding contentment.

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True Food: 8 Simple Steps To a Healthier You - Melissa Breyer; Wendy Gordon; Annie B. Bond; Alice Waters (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9781426205941
Publication Date: 2009-12-29
Turning the ideals of today's food revolution into eight practical steps to a healthier, more natural diet, "True Food" shows how preparing good food with simple, natural ingredients can actually cost less than reaching for commercially produced and processed alternatives.

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Green Guide: The Complete Reference for Consuming Wisely - Green Guide Editors (Editor); Meryl Streep (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9781426202766
Publication Date: 2008-06-10
Paper or plastic? Organic or conventional? In a world that is rapidly going "green," how does the average person make decisions that are smart for the family-and good for the planet? The Green Guide is here to help, with the concepts and choices for Earth-conscious living. Presented in concise, information-packed chapters, this up-to-the-minute resource touches on every aspect of our lives, from grocery shopping to housecleaning to work, travel, and investing-enabling consumers to make informed decisions and simple changes that impact the planet in big ways.

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Illustrated Green Guide: The Complete Reference For Consuming Wisely
ISBN: 9781426203084
Publication Date: 2008-11-01

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Science of Everything: How Things Work In Our World - National Geographic Editors; David Pogue (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9781426211683
Publication Date: 2013-10-29
National Geographic answers all the questions about how things work--the science, technology, biology, chemistry, physics, and mechanics--in an indispensable book that reveals the science behind virtually everything. How does the voice of a distant radio announcer make it through your alarm clock in the morning? How does your gas stove work? How does the remote control open your garage door? What happens when you turn the key in the ignition? What do antibiotics really do? Divided into four big realms--Mechanics, Natural Forces, Materials & Chemistry, Biology & Medicine--The Science of Everything takes readers on a fascinating tour, using plain talk, colorful photography, instructive diagrams, and everyday examples to explain the science behind all the things we take for granted in our modern world.

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Your Best Brain Ever: A Complete Guide & Workout - Michael S. Sweeney; Cynthia R. Green
ISBN: 9781426211706
Publication Date: 2013-12-31
National Geographic presents a comprehensive guide to fighting mental decline. With cutting-edge neuroscience, information about Alzheimer's, fascinating case studies, and tips to fight brain aging symptoms such as slower mental acuity and "senior moments," this smart, engaging guide will help keep your memory sharp and your mind active.


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