Medicine and Health

Find advice from frontline practitioners and guidance for alternative therapies in these books about medicine and health from the Lititz Public Library.

Slow Medicine : The Way to HealingSlow Medicine: The Way to Healing by Victoria Sweet
Physician believes good medicine is an art as well as a science and arriving at the right diagnosis and treatment requires time to allow the body to respond.

Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams by Matthew Walker, PhD
Director of UC Berkeley’s Sleep and Neuroimaging Lab discloses his groundbreaking exploration of sleep, explaining how to harness its transformative power to change lives for the better.

The Undoing Project: A Friendship that Changed Our Minds by Michael Lewis
Forty years ago, two Israeli psychologists undertook a groundbreaking investigation into the human decision-making process, resulting in the prevalent trend to mistrust intuition and defer to algorithms.

Flavor : The Science of Our Most Neglected SenseFlavor: The Science of Our Most Neglected Sense by Bob Holmes
Considering every angle of flavor, from our neurobiology to the science and practice of modern food production, the author uncovers surprising facts that affect our appreciation food.

Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life by Hector Garcia
Finding an ikigai – a reason for living – is the key to a happier and longer life.

Mind Over Meds: Know When Drugs are Necessary, When Alternatives are Better and When to Let Your Body Heal on Its Own by Andrew Weil, MD
Using case histories and input from other physicians, the author provides integrative medicine approaches to treating common ailments like high blood pressure, allergies, depression and the common cold.

Hormonal: The Hidden Intelligence of Hormones by Martie Haselton, PhD.
Leading researcher takes a look at the hormonal cycles that influence behavior and sets forth a new understanding of women’s bodies and minds.

The Secret Life of Fat : The Science Behind the Body's Least Understood Organ and What It Means for YouThe Secret Life of Fat: The Science Behind the Body’s Least Understood Organ and Want It Means for You by Sylvia Tara, PhD.
Cutting-edge research shows the body is endowed with many self-defense measures to hold on to fat, an endocrine organ that, in the right amount, is critical to our health.

Careful: A User’s Guide to Our Injury-Prone Minds by Steve Casner
Devoting his career to the psychology of safety, the author details the traps that prevent us from being more careful and provides real examples of how and when injuries happen.

Into the Gray Zone: A Neuroscientist Explores the Border Between Life and Death by Adrian Owen
Renowned neuroscientist shares his innovative work with patients whose brains were thought to be vegetative or non-responsive, residing in the gray zone between full consciousness and brain death.

Counting Backwards: A Doctor’s Notes on Anesthesia by Henry Jay Przybylo, MD
A pediatric anesthesiologist delivers an account of the daily dramas and fundamental mysteries of anesthesia, a routine procedure that controls anxiety, memory formation and pain relief.

The Healing Power of Essential Oils : Soothe Inflammation, Boost Mood, Prevent Autoimmunity, and Feel Great in Every WayThe Healing Power of Essential Oils: Soothe Inflammation, Boost Mood, Prevent Autoimmunity and Feel Great in Every Way by Eric Zielinski, D.C.
Learn commonly used techniques and tools for enjoying the properties of essential oils, a natural solution to everything from anxiety and depression to deep-seated inflammation.

How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us about Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression and Transcendence by Michael Pollan
The author researched how LSD and the active ingredient in magic mushrooms are improving the lives of the mentally ill and people suffering from difficult-to-treat conditions such as depression, addiction and anxiety.

Crooked: Outwitting the Back Pain Industry and Getting on the Road to Recovery by Cathryn Jakobson Ramin
An investigative journalist who endured persistent back pain for decades examines all facets of the back pain industry, exploring what works, what may cause harm and how to get on the road to recovery.


June 22, 2018