Gene Eating: The Science of Obesity and the Truth About Dieting by Giles Yeo PhD
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Overview: An indispensable, groundbreaking look at the way our genetic makeup influences our relationship with food.
In an age of misinformation and pseudo-science, the world is getting fatter and the diet makers are getting richer. So how do we break this cycle that’s literally killing us all?
Drawing on the very latest science and his own genetic research at the University of Cambridge, Dr. Giles Yeo has written the seminal “anti-diet” diet book. Exploring the history of our food, debunking marketing nonsense, detoxifying diet advice, and confronting the advocates of clean eating, Giles translates his pioneering research into an engaging, must-read study of the human appetite.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Health, Fitness & Medical
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Queen Victoria’s Gene: Haemophilia and the Royal Family by D. M. Potts, W. T. W. Potts
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Overview: Queen Victoria’s son, Prince Leopold, died from haemophilia, but no member of the royal family before his generation had suffered from the condition. Medically, there are only two possibilities: either one of Victoria’s parents had a 1 in 50,000 random mutation, or Victoria was the illegitimate child of a haemophiliac man.
However the haemophilia gene arose, it had a profound effect on history. Two of Victoria’s daughters were silent carriers who passed the disease to the Spanish and Russian royal families. The disease played a role in the origin of the Spanish Civil War; and the tsarina’s concern over her only son’s haemophilia led to the entry of Rasputin into the royal household, contributing directly to the Russian revolution.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History
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The Curiosity Gene: On the Origin of Humankind by Means of Intrinsic Motivation by Alexandros Kourt
Requirements: .MP3 reader, 125 MB
Overview: They say curiosity killed the cat. But according to The Curiosity Gene, inquisitiveness actually plays the opposite role – responsible for not only human survival but also our evolutionary advancement to become the most intelligent creature on the planet.
This groundbreaking new book by award-winning science writer and computer engineer Alexandros Kourt combines anthropology, archaeology, psychology, and evolution with computer theory to help listeners better understand themselves and the human brain.
Kourt explores exciting new scientific territory, revealing a major discovery that will revolutionize the way we understand our past, present, and future selves. Reaching back through hundreds of millennia, he unveils how ancient warfare paved the way for curiosity to define us as human beings. Think of it as the ultimate arms race, where the smartest, most mentally active survived and advanced up the evolutionary tree, leaving their less innovative companions to the dustbin of prehistory.
So, in practical terms, what does this dramatic discovery mean for you? Forget New Age adages about happy thoughts attracting happy vibrations. In The Curiosity Gene, you’ll learn how tapping into the very essence of what it means to be human, including pain and difficulty, can result in a more lasting and meaningful form of happiness.
Genre: Audiobooks > Non-Fiction
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ADHD and the Edison Gene: A Drug-Free Approach to Managing the Unique Qualities of Your Child through Thom Hartmann
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Overview: Explores how the ADHD gene is and has been essential to humanity’s construction
-Shows how artists, inventors, and innovators raise the gene important for the longer term survival of humanity
-Explains why youngsters with this gene are so regularly mislabeled in public colleges as having a dysfunction
-Offers concrete methods for serving to youngsters succeed in their complete attainable
In ADHD and the Edison Gene, Thom Hartmann presentations that the creativity, impulsiveness, possibility taking, distractibility, and novelty in quest of which might be function of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) don’t seem to be indicators of a dysfunction in any respect however as a substitute are elements of a extremely adaptive talent set used by our searching and collecting ancestors. These traits had been essential to the survival and construction of our trendy civilization and will probably be necessary as humanity faces new demanding situations sooner or later.
Hartmann, author of the “hunter as opposed to farmer” principle of ADHD, examines the variations in neurology between other people with ADHD and the ones with out, sharing fresh discoveries that ascertain the life of an ADHD gene and the worldwide disaster 40,000 years in the past that precipitated its construction. He cites examples of vital innovators with ADHD characteristics, equivalent to Ben Franklin and Thomas Edison, and argues that the youngsters who possess the ADHD gene have neurology this is stressed to offer them good luck as artists, innovators, inventors, explorers, and marketers.
Emphasizing the position that folks and lecturers can play in harnessing the benefits of ADHD, he stocks the tale of the way Edison was once expelled from faculty for ADHD-related conduct and fortunately his mom understood the way to salvage his vanity and get ready him for an entire life of luck. Offering concrete methods for nurturing, instructing, and serving to those youngsters succeed in their complete attainable, Hartmann presentations that moderately than being “issues” such youngsters are an important reward to our society and the sector.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Health, Fitness & Medical
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Gene Genius: Understand Your DNA and Create Your Own Genetic Roadmap to Health and Happiness by Dr Margaret Smith, Sue Williams
Requirements: .M4A/.M4B reader, 195 MB
Overview: Ever wondered why someone on exactly the same diet loses weight much faster than you? Puzzled about why you crave a sugar fix more than other people seem to? Can’t understand why your best friend stresses less than you? Can’t work out why some people love taking risks when you don’t?
The answers are all in our genes.
Today we sit on the threshold of the most far-reaching health revolution of our times – now we can identify some of the key genes that make a huge difference to our individual makeup.
Gene Genius explains the science of DNA and genetic inheritance. This book takes you on a journey through the human genome, shedding light on how your genes influence your mental and physical health and showing how you can plot a clear path to a healthier you.
Leading genetic scientist Dr Margaret Smith, along with health writer Sue Williams, offers suggestions for how to deal with any problematic genetic inheritance, such as a predisposition to weight gain, mental illness, stress, cancer, heart disease, diabetes, drug or alcohol dependencies and much more.
Their sensible, informed advice reveals how you can transform your health and well-being by working in harmony with your genes and accomplish life-changing results.
Genre: Audiobooks > Non-Fiction
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p53: The Gene that Cracked the Most cancers Code by Sue Armstrong
Necessities: .M4A/.M4B reader, 270 MB
Overview: All of us have lurking in our DNA a most exceptional gene. Its job is simple – to guard us from most cancers. This gene – identified merely as p53 – consistently scans our cells to make sure that they develop and divide with out mishap, as a part of the routine upkeep of our our bodies. If a cell makes a mistake in copying its DNA as a part of its technique of division, p53 stops it in its tracks, sending within the restore crew earlier than permitting the cell to hold on dividing. If the error is irreparable and the rogue cell threatens to develop uncontrolled (as occurs in most cancers), p53 instructions the cell to commit suicide. Most cancers can’t develop until p53 itself is broken and malfunctioning.
Not surprisingly, p53 is probably the most studied gene in historical past. This enormously vital gene has teased the minds of a number of the most vibrant and bold scientists around the globe. These characters populate Sue Armstrong’s guide p53: The Gene That Cracked the Most cancers Code, the story of medical science’s mission to unravel the mysteries of this gene and to get to the guts of what occurs in our cells once they flip cancerous. p53: The Gene That Cracked the Most cancers Code reveals the story of the seek for this gene, in addition to the thrill of the hunt for brand new cures – the hype, the misplaced alternatives, the blind alleys, and the thrilling breakthroughs.
Style: Audiobooks > Non-Fiction
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