Health

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#1 WHEN BREATH BECOMES AIR

Paul Kalanithi

A memoir by a physician who received a diagnosis of Stage IV lung cancer at the age of 36.

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#2 THE SUBTLE ART OF NOT GIVING A ----------

Mark Manson

A blogger argues that we should stop striving to be positive at all times and instead become better at handling adversity.

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#3 THE WHOLE30 COOKBOOK

Melissa Hartwig

Recipes for the Whole30 program of nonprocessed whole foods and no grains, dairy or sugar.

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#4 THE LOSE YOUR BELLY DIET

Travis Stork

The doctor and talk-show host promotes an eating plan that includes improving "gut health."

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#5 THE GENE

Siddhartha Mukherjee

An overview of the history and science of genetics by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of “The Emperor of All Maladies.”

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#6 MEDICAL MEDIUM LIFE-CHANGING FOODS

Anthony William

Unconventional advice about 50 foods, the symptoms and conditions they can help relieve, and recipes.

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#7 GREEN SMOOTHIES FOR LIFE

J J Smith

A 30-day plan for weight loss that includes recipes for meals and special treats.

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#8 THE ZERO SUGAR DIET

David Zinczenko with Stephen Perrine

A 14-day plan for cutting out all sugar and using protein and fiber to slow the absorption of carbohydrates.

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#9 10-DAY GREEN SMOOTHIE CLEANSE

J J Smith

Beverages of combined leafy greens and fruits are the basis for a weight loss and health plan.

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#10 BEING MORTAL

Atul Gawande

The surgeon and New Yorker writer considers how doctors fail patients at the end of life and how they can do better.

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