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If Our Bodies Could Talk - A Guide to Operating and Maintaining a Human Body-logo

If Our Bodies Could Talk - A Guide to Operating and Maintaining a Human Body

James Hamblin

"If you want to understand the strange workings of the human body, and the future of medicine, you must read this illuminating, engaging book." -Siddhartha Mukherjee, author of The Gene In 2014, James Hamblin launched a series of videos for The Atlantic called "If Our Bodies Could Talk." With it, the doctor-turned-journalist established himself as a seriously entertaining authority in the field of health. Now, in illuminating and genuinely funny prose, Hamblin explores the human stories behind health questions that never seem to go away-and which tend to be mischaracterized and oversimplified by marketing and news media. He covers topics such as sleep, aging, diet, and much more: • Can I "boost" my immune system? • Does caffeine make me live longer? • Do we still not know if cell phones cause cancer? • How much sleep do I actually need? • Is there any harm in taking a multivitamin? • Is life long enough? In considering these questions, Hamblin draws from his own medical training as well from hundreds of interviews with distinguished scientists and medical practitioners. He translates the (traditionally boring) textbook of human anatomy and physiology into accessible, engaging, socially contextualized, up-to-the-moment answers. They offer clarity, examine the limits of our certainty, and ultimately help readers worry less about things that don't really matter. If Our Bodies Could Talk is a comprehensive, illustrated guide that entertains and educates in equal doses. From the Hardcover edition.

"If you want to understand the strange workings of the human body, and the future of medicine, you must read this illuminating, engaging book." -Siddhartha Mukherjee, author of The Gene In 2014, James Hamblin launched a series of videos for The Atlantic called "If Our Bodies Could Talk." With it, the doctor-turned-journalist established himself as a seriously entertaining authority in the field of health. Now, in illuminating and genuinely funny prose, Hamblin explores the human stories behind health questions that never seem to go away-and which tend to be mischaracterized and oversimplified by marketing and news media. He covers topics such as sleep, aging, diet, and much more: • Can I "boost" my immune system? • Does caffeine make me live longer? • Do we still not know if cell phones cause cancer? • How much sleep do I actually need? • Is there any harm in taking a multivitamin? • Is life long enough? In considering these questions, Hamblin draws from his own medical training as well from hundreds of interviews with distinguished scientists and medical practitioners. He translates the (traditionally boring) textbook of human anatomy and physiology into accessible, engaging, socially contextualized, up-to-the-moment answers. They offer clarity, examine the limits of our certainty, and ultimately help readers worry less about things that don't really matter. If Our Bodies Could Talk is a comprehensive, illustrated guide that entertains and educates in equal doses. From the Hardcover edition.
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"If you want to understand the strange workings of the human body, and the future of medicine, you must read this illuminating, engaging book." -Siddhartha Mukherjee, author of The Gene In 2014, James Hamblin launched a series of videos for The Atlantic called "If Our Bodies Could Talk." With it, the doctor-turned-journalist established himself as a seriously entertaining authority in the field of health. Now, in illuminating and genuinely funny prose, Hamblin explores the human stories behind health questions that never seem to go away-and which tend to be mischaracterized and oversimplified by marketing and news media. He covers topics such as sleep, aging, diet, and much more: • Can I "boost" my immune system? • Does caffeine make me live longer? • Do we still not know if cell phones cause cancer? • How much sleep do I actually need? • Is there any harm in taking a multivitamin? • Is life long enough? In considering these questions, Hamblin draws from his own medical training as well from hundreds of interviews with distinguished scientists and medical practitioners. He translates the (traditionally boring) textbook of human anatomy and physiology into accessible, engaging, socially contextualized, up-to-the-moment answers. They offer clarity, examine the limits of our certainty, and ultimately help readers worry less about things that don't really matter. If Our Bodies Could Talk is a comprehensive, illustrated guide that entertains and educates in equal doses. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Length:

12h 4m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:12


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:07


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

04:02


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

04:55


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

04:14


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

03:40


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:37


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:45


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

04:45


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

03:17


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:22


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:36


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

03:30


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

01:38


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:49


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:55


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

00:48


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

00:24


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

04:52


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:46


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

01:37


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:13


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

01:00


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

07:49


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

07:26


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:52


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

07:34


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:55


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:46


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

06:37


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

02:39


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

04:38


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

04:42


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:32


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

08:35


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

07:41


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:37


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

00:56


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

07:23


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

07:29


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

03:48


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

05:22


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

08:37


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

04:45


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

01:28


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

00:17


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

03:57


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

03:32


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

05:40


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

07:01


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

04:16


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

08:12


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

05:07


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

06:12


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

05:45


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

09:13


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

06:22


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

07:44


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

03:32


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

02:38


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

00:57


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

07:05


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

07:04


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

07:28


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

06:16


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

04:26


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

06:11


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

06:50


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

05:49


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

08:15


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

04:40


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

05:47


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

07:32


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

04:19


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

04:20


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

00:36


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

07:21


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

06:05


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

07:04


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

05:22


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

05:00


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

04:54


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

04:10


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

07:51


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

05:02


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

05:03


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

06:25


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

05:51


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

03:30


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

06:06


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

08:26


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

07:12


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

03:09


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

01:29


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

01:47


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

02:53


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

02:11


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

06:46


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

02:54


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

04:09


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

04:17


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

07:43


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

05:43


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

05:11


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

03:31


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

01:04


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

05:13


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

01:25


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

04:34


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

05:19


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

07:27


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

00:55


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

03:58


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

07:24


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

00:51


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

01:00


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

06:30


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

04:30


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

04:39


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

04:28


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

06:39


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

07:44


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

02:34


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

03:37


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

04:24


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

04:46


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

06:37


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

05:59


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

06:10


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

00:57


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

01:29


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

06:57


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

00:55


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

00:22


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

06:35


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

05:14


Chapter 137
Chapter 137

03:50


Chapter 138
Chapter 138

06:38


Chapter 139
Chapter 139

05:41


Chapter 140
Chapter 140

01:00


Chapter 141
Chapter 141

04:42


Chapter 142
Chapter 142

06:53


Chapter 143
Chapter 143

01:25


Chapter 144
Chapter 144

00:43


Chapter 145
Chapter 145

07:08


Chapter 146
Chapter 146

04:31


Chapter 147
Chapter 147

04:33


Chapter 148
Chapter 148

06:43


Chapter 149
Chapter 149

04:53


Chapter 150
Chapter 150

06:04


Chapter 151
Chapter 151

04:40


Chapter 152
Chapter 152

00:25