Doctor You: Introducing the Hard Science of Self-Healing

Doctor You: Introducing the Hard Science of Self-Healing

by Jeremy Howick


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781635060782
Publisher: Quercus
Publication date: 05/07/2019
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

Jeremy Howick is an Oxford University researcher and author of more than eighty publications and a classic textbook called The Philosophy of Evidence-Based Medicine. He is a world-renowned expert in the study of the placebo effect in large-scale medical studies, and his work has been featured in The Times and The Washington Post, among other print outlets, as well as on Sky News and the BBC.

Table of Contents

Preface xi

Introduction: Too Much Medicine 1

Part I Evidence of Self-Healing (and How You Know)

1 Your Amazing Body 13

2 When to Trust the Evidence 22

3 Beware of Stories and Expert Opinion 45

4 Powerful Placebo Effects 56

Part II Fight, Flight, Feed, and Breed

5 The Stress Response 71

6 How a Yogi Taught the Beatles to Relax 87

7 It Is Never Just in Your Mind 106

Part III A Closer Look at Your Inner Healer

8 The Power of Positive Thinking 125

9 Conditioning: Awakening the Body's Inner Pharmacy 142

Part IV Individual Health Depends on Relationships

10 The Doctor Is a Cure 157

11 Love as a Drug 172

12 In Giving We Receive 186

Part V Change Your Brain and Your DNA

13 Nature Versus Nurture, with an Epigenetic Twist 203

14 Neuroplasticity and Changing Your Brain 216

15 Conclusion: What This All Means for You and Your Health 228

Epilogue: What If Something Really Serious Happens? 233

Acknowledgments 235

Works Cited and Further Reading 239