The Second Brain

A Groundbreaking New Understanding of Nervous Disorders of the Stomach and Intestine

Author: Michael Gershon

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062933175

Category: Science

Page: 336

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Dr. Michael Gershon has devoted his career to understanding the human bowel (the stomach, esophagus, small intestine, and colon). His thirty years of research have led to an extraordinary rediscovery: nerve cells in the gut that act as a brain. This "second brain" can control our gut all by itself. Our two brains—the one in our head and the one in our bowel—must cooperate. If they do not, then there is chaos in the gut and misery in the head—everything from "butterflies" to cramps, from diarrhea to constipation. Dr. Gershon's work has led to radical new understandings about a wide range of gastrointestinal problems including gastroenteritis, nervous stomach, and irritable bowel syndrome The Second Brain represents a quantum leap in medical knowledge and is already benefiting patients whose symptoms were previously dismissed as neurotic or "it's all in your head."
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Great Myths of the Brain

Author: Christian Jarrett

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118312708

Category: Psychology

Page: 232

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Great Myths of the Brain introduces readers to the fieldof neuroscience by examining popular myths about the humanbrain. Explores commonly-held myths of the brain through the lens ofscientific research, backing up claims with studies and otherevidence from the literature Looks at enduring myths such as “Do we only use 10% ofour brain?”, “Pregnant women lose their mind”,“Right-brained people are more creative” and manymore. Delves into myths relating to specific brain disorders,including epilepsy, autism, dementia, and others Written engagingly and accessibly for students and lay readersalike, providing a unique introduction to the study of thebrain Teaches readers how to spot neuro hype and neuro-nonsenseclaims in the media
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Rhythms of Recovery

Trauma, Nature, and the Body

Author: Leslie E. Korn

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136512411

Category: Psychology

Page: 336

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Rhythm is one of the most important components of our survival and well-being. It governs the patterns of our sleep and respiration and is profoundly tied to our relationships with friends and family. But what happens when these rhythms are disrupted by traumatic events? Can balance be restored, and if so, how? What insights do eastern, natural, and modern western healing traditions have to offer, and how can practitioners put these lessons to use? Is it possible to do this in a way that’s culturally sensitive, multidisciplinary, and grounded in research? Clients walk through the door with chronic physical and mental health problems as a result of traumatic events—how can clinicians make quick and skillful connection with their clients’ needs and offer integrative mind/body methods they can rely upon? Rhythms of Recovery not only examines these questions, it also answers them, and provides clinicians with effective, time-tested tools for alleviating the destabilizing effects of traumatic events. For practitioners and students interested in integrating the insights of complementary/alternative medicine and 21st-century science, this deeply appealing book is an ideal guide. Rhythms of Recovery provides 10 continuing education units through the Massachusetts Mental Health Counselor Education Home study program (exam required): http://www.mamhca.org/lmhcs/home-study-program/
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Paleo Fitness

A Primal Training and Nutrition Program to Get Lean, Strong and Healthy

Author: Brett Stewart,Darryl Edwards,Jason Warner

Publisher: Ulysses Press

ISBN: 1612432077

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 144

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Samuel Beckett

Author: Laura Salisbury

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748649700

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 272

View: 2008

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Ranging widely over Beckett's fiction, drama and critical writings, the book demonstrates that it is through Beckett's comic timing that we can understand the double gesture of his art: the ethical obligation to represent the world how it is while, at the
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Lincoln's Melancholy

How Depression Challenged a President and Fueled His Greatness

Author: Joshua Wolf Shenk

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 054752689X

Category: History

Page: 368

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Drawing on seven years of his own research and the work of other esteemed Lincoln scholars, Shenk reveals how the sixteenth president harnessed his depression to fuel his astonishing success. Lincoln found the solace and tactics he needed to deal with the nation’s worst crisis in the “coping strategies” he had developed over a lifetime of persevering through depressive episodes and personal tragedies. With empathy and authority gained from his own experience with depression, Shenk crafts a nuanced, revelatory account of Lincoln and his legacy. Based on careful, intrepid research, Lincoln’s Melancholy unveils a wholly new perspective on how our greatest president brought America through its greatest turmoil. Shenk relates Lincoln’s symptoms, including mood swings and at least two major breakdowns, and offers compelling evidence of the evolution of his disease, from “major depression” in his twenties and thirties to “chronic depression” later on. Shenk reveals the treatments Lincoln endured and his efforts to come to terms with his melancholy, including a poem he published on suicide and his unpublished writings on the value of personal—and national—suffering. By consciously shifting his goal away from personal contentment (which he realized he could not attain) and toward universal justice, Lincoln gained the strength and insight that he, and America, required to transcend profound darkness.
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Taming Your Outer Child

Overcoming Self-Sabotage and Healing from Abandonment

Author: Susan Anderson

Publisher: New World Library

ISBN: 160868315X

Category: Self-Help

Page: 304

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Take Control of Your Life Chances are, you’ve already had run-ins with your Outer Child — the self-sabotaging, bungling, and impulsive part of your personality. This misguided, hidden nemesis blows your diet, overspends, and ruins your love life. Your Outer Child acts out and fulfills your legitimate childlike needs and wants in the wrong place, at the wrong time, and in counterproductive ways: It goes for immediate gratification and the quick fix in spite of your best-laid plans. Now, in a revolutionary rethinking of the link between emotion and behavior, veteran psychotherapist Susan Anderson offers a three-step program to tame your Outer Child’s destructive behavior. This dynamic, transformational set of strategies — action steps that act like physical therapy for the brain — calms your Inner Child, strengthens your Adult Self, releases you from the self-blame and shame at the root of Outer Child issues, and paves new neural pathways that can lead to more productive behavior. The result is happiness, fulfillment, self-mastery, and self-love.
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The Biological Mind

A Philosophical Introduction

Author: Justin Garson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317676696

Category: Philosophy

Page: 198

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For some, biology explains all there is to know about the mind. Yet many big questions remain: is the mind shaped by genes or the environment? If mental traits are the result of adaptations built up over thousands of years, as evolutionary psychologists claim, how can such claims be tested? If the mind is a machine, as biologists argue, how does it allow for something as complex as human consciousness? The Biological Mind: A Philosophical Introduction explores these questions and more, using the philosophy of biology to introduce and assess the nature of the mind. Drawing on the four key themes of evolutionary biology; molecular biology and genetics; neuroscience; and biomedicine and psychiatry Justin Garson addresses the following key topics: moral psychology, altruism and levels of selection evolutionary psychology and modularity genes, environment and the nature-nurture debate neuroscience, reductionism and the relation between biology and free will function, selection and mental representation psychiatric classification and the maladapted mind. Extensive use of examples and case studies is made throughout the book, and additional features such as chapter summaries, annotated further reading and a glossary make this an indispensable introduction to those teaching philosophy of mind and philosophy of psychology. It will also be an excellent resource for those in related fields such as biology.
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Power Cues

The Subtle Science of Leading Groups, Persuading Others, and Maximizing Your Personal Impact

Author: Nick Morgan

Publisher: Harvard Business Press

ISBN: 1422193500

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 262

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Explains how to use the unconscious mind to influence people, citing recent findings in brain and behavioral sciences as a way to use the hidden cues programmed into humans to apply and adjust leadership styles and directives.
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The Whole-Body Workbook for Cancer

A Complete Integrative Program for Increasing Immunity and Rebuilding Health

Author: Dan Kenner

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

ISBN: 1608825558

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 200

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There are new studies every day linking common foods and habits to increased cancer risk, but many of the causes of and treatments for cancer remain a mystery to practitioners of conventional medicine. If you're ready to try a different approach for strengthening your immune system, one that's based in scientifically researched natural medicine and alternative treatments, let The Whole-Body Workbook for Cancer be your guide. Written by a health care researcher with a background in Western naturopathic medicine and traditional Chinese and Japanese medicine, this book offers sound methods for supporting your body with proven cancer-fighting foods and supplements and creating a lifestyle that assists in the healing process. Using this book, you will develop a longevity strategy of seven proven immune-boosting elements: detoxification, diet, supplements, lifestyle changes, exercise, emotional healing, and psychospiritual healing. Each of the seven sections addresses the most common cancers and offers remedies for the relief of symptoms associated with cancer and chemotherapy. This book will show you: •How to detoxify your body •Techniques for using positive thinking for quality of life and survival •How to make lifestyle changes you can live with •Proven strategies for emotional healing
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