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From Manual Evaluation to General Diagnosis
Assessing Patient Information before Hands-On Treatment
Written by Alain Croibier, D.O.
Foreword by Jean-Pierre Barral, D.O.

Format: Trade Paperback, 424 pages
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
On Sale: January 10, 2012
Price: $60.00
ISBN: 978-1-58394-319-9 (1-58394-319-6)

Based on Dr. Croibier’s everyday clinical experience, this book provides critical tools for examining patients in order to determine what the course of treatment should be. Written for manual hands-on therapy students and practitioners that include osteopaths, physical therapists, and chiropractors, the book explores in depth the osteopathic diagnosis process that... Read more >

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Science Sold Out
Does HIV Really Cause AIDS?
Written by Rebecca Culshaw
Foreword by Harvey Bialy

Format: Trade Paperback, 112 pages
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
On Sale: January 2, 2007
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-55643-642-0 (1-55643-642-4)

The HIV/AIDS hypothesis remains highly controversial, despite the best efforts of medical and insurance establishments, the government, and the media to promote its acceptance. Rebecca Culshaw spent years researching HIV for her work constructing mathematical models of its interactions with the immune system. Rarely do researchers bite the hand that funds... Read more >

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Self Comes to Mind
Constructing the Conscious Brain
Written by Antonio Damasio

Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 6, 2012
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-47495-7 (0-307-47495-X)

A leading neuroscientist explores with authority, with imagination, and with unparalleled mastery how the brain constructs the mind and how the brain makes that mind conscious.

Antonio Damasio has spent the past thirty years researching and and revealing how the brain works. Here, in his most ambitious and stunning work yet, he... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Frontier Medicine
From the ATlantic to the Pacific, 1492-1941
Written by David Dary

Format: Trade Paperback, 402 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 6, 2009
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-45542-0 (0-307-45542-4)

In this intriguing narrative, David Dary charts how American medicine has evolved since 1492, when New World settlers first began combining European remedies with the traditional practices of the native populations. It’s a story filled with colorful characters, from quacks and con artists to heroic healers and ingenious medicine men, and... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Living and Dying in Brick City
Stories from the Front Lines of an Inner-City E.R.
Written by Sampson Davis and Lisa Frazier Page

Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Spiegel & Grau
On Sale: February 11, 2014
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-8234-3 (0-8129-8234-7)

A riveting personal exploration of the healthcare crisis facing inner-city communities, written by an emergency room physician who grew up in the very neighborhood he is now serving

Sampson Davis is best known as one of three friends from inner-city Newark who made a pact in high school to become doctors. Their... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Manifesting Minds
A Review of Psychedelics in Science, Medicine, Sex, and Spirituality
Edited by Rick Doblin, Ph.D. and Brad Burge
Contribution by Albert Hoffman, Ram Dass and Sasha Shulgin

Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
On Sale: January 7, 2014
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-58394-726-5 (1-58394-726-4)

This book is a one-of-a-kind anthology, a “best of” collection of articles and essays published by the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS). Topics include the healing use of marijuana and psychedelics–including MDMA, ibogaine, LSD, and ayahuasca–for PTSD, anxiety, depression, and drug addiction, as well as positive effects of these substances... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Sober Truth
Debunking the Bad Science Behind 12-Step Programs and the Rehab Industry
Written by Lance Dodes and Zachary Dodes

Format: Hardcover, 192 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: March 25, 2014
Price: $26.95
ISBN: 978-0-8070-3315-9 (0-8070-3315-4)

AA has become so infused in our society that it is practically synonymous with addiction recovery. Yet the evidence shows that AA has only a 5-10 percent success rate—hardly better than no treatment at all. Despite this, doctors, employers and judges regularly refer addicted people to treatment programs and rehab facilities... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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White Coat, Black Hat
Adventures on the Dark Side of Medicine
Written by Carl Elliott

Format: Trade Paperback, 232 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: September 13, 2011
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-6144-2 (0-8070-6144-1)

Selected as a 2011 University Press Book for Public and Secondary School Libraries
Rated O - Outstanding

A tongue-in-cheek account of the changes that have transformed medicine into big business. Physician and medical ethicist Carl Elliott tracks the new world of commercialized medicine from start to finish, introducing the professional guinea pigs, ghostwriters... Read more >

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American Plastic
Boob Jobs, Credit Cards, and Our Quest for Perfection
Written by Laurie Essig

Format: Trade Paperback, 248 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: November 8, 2011
Price: $20.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-0323-7 (0-8070-0323-9)

The story of how credit and cosmetic surgery have created a subprime mortgage crisis of the body.

In this provocative book, sociologist Laurie Essig traces the history of plastic surgery, tracks the effect of fashion and porn on our desire to “fix” ourselves, and explores our image- and youth-obsessed culture. In over... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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Plague Time
The New Germ Theory of Disease
Written by Paul Ewald

Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: January 8, 2002
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-72184-4 (0-385-72184-6)

Indeed, with little if any evidence, experts in the health sciences have assumed that infections are not the primary causes of the chronic plagues that afflict us today: heart attacks, strokes, Alzheimer’s, schizophrenia, and cancers. Ewald explains how infections may be the source of these diseases, and how this knowledge raises... Read more >

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Prescription for a Healthy Nation
A New Approach to Improving Our Lives by Fixing Our Everyday World
Written by Tom Farley and Deb Cohen

Format: Trade Paperback, 296 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: May 1, 2006
Price: $21.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-2117-0 (0-8070-2117-2)

Introducing a new way of thinking about health: public health experts Tom Farley and Deborah A. Cohen show us that the antidote to our ever-growing rates of obesity and chronic diseases, such as heart disease and diabetes, lies not in our medical care system or in more health education but rather... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Another Day in the Frontal Lobe
A Brain Surgeon Exposes Life on the Inside
Written by Katrina Firlik

Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: June 12, 2007
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-7340-2 (0-8129-7340-2)

Katrina Firlik is a neurosurgeon, one of only two hundred or so women among the alpha males who dominate this high-pressure, high-prestige medical specialty. She is also a superbly gifted writer–witty, insightful, at once deeply humane and refreshingly wry. In Another Day in the Frontal Lobe, Dr. Firlik recounts how her... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Birth of the Clinic
An Archaeology of Medical Perception
Written by Michel Foucault

Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 29, 1994
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-679-75334-6 (0-679-75334-6)

The Birth of Clinic charts the dramatic transformation of medical knowledge which took place in the eighteenth century, when medicine took on a precision that had formerly belonged only to mathematics. The body became something that could be mapped.  Disease became subject to new rules of classification.  And doctors began to describe phenomena... Read more >

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The Healing Power of Meditation
Leading Experts on Buddhism, Psychology, and Medicine Explore the Health Benefits of Contemplative Practice
Written by Andy Fraser
Contribution by Jon Kabat-Zinn, Sogyal Rinpoche and Clifford Saron
Foreword by Daniel Goleman

Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Shambhala
On Sale: July 9, 2013
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-61180-059-3 (1-61180-059-5)

Regular meditation practice has a powerful impact on the mind and body, rewiring the brain and bringing us all kinds of benefits: contentment and well-being, resilience and focus, better mental and physical health, and greater empathy and compassion. This wide-ranging anthology brings together pioneering Tibetan Buddhist teachers, scientific researchers, and health... Read more >

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Bitter Pills
Inside the Hazardous World of Legal Drugs
Written by Stephen Fried

Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: May 4, 1999
Price: $23.00
ISBN: 978-0-553-37852-8 (0-553-37852-X)

When award-winning investigative journalist Stephen Fried looked into the cause of his wife's violent reaction to a prescribed new antibiotic, he wrote a series of articles on his research into the matter which led to a full-scale probe of "the other drug problem"-legal drugs and and the unexplored problem of adverse... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Applied Kinesiology, Revised Edition
A Training Manual and Reference Book of Basic Principles and Practices
Written by Robert Frost, Ph.D.
Foreword by George J. Goodheart, Jr., D.C.

Format: Trade Paperback, 344 pages
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
On Sale: August 20, 2013
Price: $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-58394-612-1 (1-58394-612-8)

The revised edition of the best-selling book on Applied Kinesiology, Applied Kinesiology, Revised Edition introduces a diagnostic method that uses manual muscle testing to assess the body’s “Triad of Health”--structure, chemistry, and psyche. To perform a muscle test, the practitioner applies light pressure that the client then resists. If the client... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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What It Is, What You Need to Know
Written by Robert Peter Gale and Eric Lax

Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 8, 2013
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-95020-8 (0-307-95020-4)

The universe was born in a nuclear explosion. We live on a radioactive planet. Without radiation there would be not life. And yet radiation remains deeply misunderstood and often mistakenly feared. Now Dr. Robert Peter Gale—one of the world’s leading experts on the subject—and Eric Lax set the record straight about... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download, eBook and a hardcover.

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Muscle Energy Techniques
A Practical Guide for Physical Therapists
Written by John Gibbons

Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
On Sale: January 15, 2013
Price: $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-58394-557-5 (1-58394-557-1)

Muscle energy techniques (METs) are a tool for physical therapists to strengthen patients’ weak muscles, restore normal muscle tone, increase joint mobility, and improve circulation, musculoskeletal function, and overall well-being. First developed in 1948 by American osteopath Fred Mitchell, METs offer a valuable approach for practitioners of physiotherapy, sports therapy, osteopathy... Read more >

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Back to Normal
Why Ordinary Childhood Behavior Is Mistaken for ADHD, Bipolar Disorder, and Autism Spectrum Disorder
Written by Enrico Gnaulati, PhD

Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: September 17, 2013
Price: $26.95
ISBN: 978-0-8070-7334-6 (0-8070-7334-2)

A veteran clinical psychologist exposes why doctors, teachers, and parents incorrectly diagnose healthy American children with serious psychiatric conditions.
In recent years there has been an alarming rise in the number of American children and youth assigned a mental health diagnosis. Current data from the Centers for Disease Control reveal a 41... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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The Healing Paradox
A Revolutionary Approach to Treating and Curing Physical and Mental Illness
Written by Steven Goldsmith, M.D.

Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
On Sale: June 18, 2013
Price: $18.95
ISBN: 978-1-58394-616-9 (1-58394-616-0)

Why does Western medicine fail to cure chronic physical and mental illness? Why do so many treatments and drugs work only for a limited time before eventually losing effectiveness or producing harmful side effects?

Dr. Steven Goldsmith’s answer is at once counterintuitive and commonsensical: the root of the problem is our... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Healing Emotions
Conversations with the Dalai Lama on Mindfulness, Emotions, and Health
Written by Daniel Goleman

Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Shambhala
On Sale: January 14, 2003
Price: $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-59030-010-7 (1-59030-010-6)

Can the mind heal the body? The Buddhist tradition says yes—and now many Western scientists are beginning to agree. Healing Emotions is the record of an extraordinary series of encounters between the Dalai Lama and prominent Western psychologists, physicians, and meditation teachers that sheds new light on the mind-body connection. Topics... Read more >

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A Short History of Medicine

Written by F. González-Crussi 

Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: November 11, 2008
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-7553-6 (0-8129-7553-7)

A Short History of Medicine offers an exceptional introduction to the major and many minor facets of its subject.

F. González-Crussi presents a brief yet authoritative five-hundred-year history of the science, the philosophy, and the controversies of modern medicine. While this illuminating work mainly explores Western medicine over the past five centuries... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Fighting Cancer
A Nontoxic Approach to Treatment
Written by Robert Gorter, M.D., Ph.D. and Erik Peper, Ph.D.

Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
On Sale: May 31, 2011
Price: $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-58394-248-2 (1-58394-248-3)

Fighting Cancer describes the Gorter Model, an integrative, nontoxic approach to cancer treatment that mobilizes the immune system. It was developed by Robert Gorter, MD, PhD, who in 1976 recovered from Stage IV testicular cancer by using nontoxic treatment and no chemotherapy or radiation. Based on self-experience, extensive research, and decades... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Herbal Medicine-Maker's Handbook
A Home Manual
Written by James Green
Illustrated by Ajana

Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Crossing Press
On Sale: September 1, 2000
Price: $22.99
ISBN: 978-0-89594-990-5 (0-89594-990-3)

THE HERBAL MEDICINE-MAKER'­S HANDBOOK is an entertaining compilation of natural home remedies written by one of the great herbalists, James Green, author of the best-selling THE MALE HERBAL. Writing in a delightfully personal and down-home style, Green emphasizes the point that herbal medicine-making is fundamental to every culture on the planet... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Anatomy of Hope
How People Prevail in the Face of Illness
Written by Jerome Groopman

Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: January 11, 2005
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-75775-4 (0-375-75775-9)

One of Library Journal's "Best Sci-Tech Picks of 2004"

Why do some people find and sustain hope during difficult circumstances, while others do not? What can we learn from those who do, and how is their example applicable to our own lives? The Anatomy of Hope is a journey of inspiring discovery... Read more >
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