23.10.2020

5 health books

1. The Charming Intestines, Julia Anders

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The work of the intestines is not a topic that is commonly discussed in society. But the German microbiologist Julia Enders succeeded in the impossible: her book Charming Intestines became a bestseller and was named the main health publication in several European countries at once.

From the book you will learn:

  • why “night hunger attacks” happen after 22:00;
  • how the intestines affect the brain and our mood;
  • why a dishwashing sponge is the dirtiest item in the house;
  • why sauerkraut is more useful than raw;
  • how to sit on the toilet (and why it is important).

Charming Intestine is a book from the Sensations in Medicine series, which also includes publications such as Knock Knock, Heart, What the Skin Hides, and Viva la vagina. We also recommend reading each of them.

2. “How a doctor would be sick”, Olga Kabushina

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The full title of the book: “How a doctor would be sick: little tricks of great healthcare”. This edition is a collection of life hacks that can make our life easier. The author and medical journalist Olga Kabushina gives advice on how to quickly get competent medical care and win over even the most gloomy therapist in the clinic.

If you have at least once encountered the indifference of doctors, the lack of adequate treatment, or you are still looking for the answer to the question of which clinic to go to, public or private, the recommendations that the author of this book collected and translated from medical into Russian will definitely help you.

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3. “Modicine 2. Apology”, Nikita Zhukov

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The book “Modicin” (or “Fashionable Medicine”) was written by Nikita Zhukov, a young neurologist from St. Petersburg. The author strongly criticizes the unscientific approach and supports only the evidence-based method: here you will not find calls for taking homeopathy or refusing vaccinations.

The second book in the series is about lifestyle and worldview. How to quit smoking, what is laziness and how to overcome it, what to do with excess weight and why people go to a medical institute – the author gives logical, clear and scientifically sound answers to these and many other questions. The final argument in favor of reading Moditsina: lovers of humor will definitely like it.

4. The Ageless Brain by Dale Bredesen

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Until recently, a degenerative brain change (Alzheimer’s disease) was considered irreversible. There is good news: scientists are still not able to stop aging, but they are quite capable of preventing or delaying the onset of senile dementia.

Specialist in the field of neurodegenerative diseases Dale Bredesen has developed a unique way to deal with mental impairment. His book presents a system that will help keep the brain in good shape for as long as possible.

5. “How a Woman Wants,” Emily Nagoski

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“As a woman wants” is not just a high-quality, modern and tolerant scientific study of the female body and sex. This is an analysis of how female sexuality works, based on scientific research and the principles of neurobiology.

The author of the book, Emily Nagoski, debunks popular myths about sex and attitudes toward it, about women’s reactions and health. Talks about the female body and how stress affects the reproductive system. The book will be useful and interesting to both women and men.

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