Go Wild: Free Your Body and Mind from the Afflictions of Civilization

Go Wild: Free Your Body and Mind from the Afflictions of Civilization

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The scientific evidence behind why maintaining a lifestyle more like that of our ancestors will restore our health and well-being.

In Go Wild, Harvard Medical School Professor John Ratey, MD, and journalist Richard Manning reveal that although civilization has rapidly evolved, our bodies have not kept pace. This mismatch affects every area of our lives, from our general physical health to our emotional wellbeing. Investigating the power of living according to our genes in the areas of diet, exercise, sleep, nature, mindfulness and more, Go Wild examines how tapping into our core DNA combats modern disease and psychological afflictions, from Autism and Depression to Diabetes and Heart Disease. By focusing on the ways of the past, it is possible to secure a healthier and happier future, and Go Wild will show you how.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780316246071
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Publication date: 06/03/2014
Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 975,706
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

John Ratey, M.D., is a clinical professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He is the author of numerous bestselling and groundbreaking books, including Spark, Driven to Distraction, and A User's Guide to the Brain. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Richard Manning is an award-winning journalist. He is the author of eight books, including One Round River. His work has appeared in Best American Science and Nature Writing 2010, Harper's, the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and other publications.

Table of Contents

Foreword David Perlmutter, MD vii

Introduction 3

1 Human 1.0: Why Evolution's Design Endures 17

2 What Ails Us: Not Disease but Afflictions 39

3 Food: Follow the Carbs 61

4 Nimble: Building and Rebuilding the Brain Through Movement 99

5 Bodies at Rest: Why Sleep Makes Us Better 125

6 Aware: What Is Revealed in the Wild Mind 151

7 Biophilia: Finding Our Better Nature in Nature 173

8 Tribe: The Molecule That Binds Us to One Another 193

9 Personal Implications: What We Did and What You Can Do 241

Acknowledgments 262

Index 267

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