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Healthy no matter what : how humans are hardwired to adapt  Cover Image Book Book

Healthy no matter what : how humans are hardwired to adapt / Alex Jadad, MD & Tamen Jadad-Garcia.


"A provocative manifesto that teaches you how to take control of your own health, no matter your age or circumstances-from an innovative doctor and his philosopher daughter. Dr. Alex Jadad is the creator of the Jadad scale, a methodology to assess the quality of clinical trials that has become the most widely used in the world, and Tamen Jadad-Garcia is a health entrepreneur and philosopher-they combine their expertise to uncover the shaky foundations on which the medical system is built; one that condemns you to be ill. The Jadads begin this exploration with a simple question: "What is health?" Through engaging stories and case studies, the Jadads expand our understanding of health beyond the medical industrial complex. They show how distant connectionsin your networks can influence key aspects of yourself, like your weight, anxiety and addictions; how intentional architecture can reduce reliance on medication; and how comparisons with peers can shorten your life. In this practical guide, the meaning ofhealth is redefined, putting you in the driver's seat and recognizing you as the most effective evaluator. Building on data and experiences from millions of people around the world, the book reveals that a healthy life is possible, even with complex chronic conditions or terminal illnesses. The Jadads explain why feeling unhealthy could be fatal and how you can monitor your true health and boost it in practically any context, no matter your cultural background or socioeconomic circumstances. With wisdomand empathy, Healthy No Matter What teaches you about how you are equipped to overcome practically any obstacle through your natural gift of adaptability, provides actionable pointers, and shows how and when to use the medical system, so that you can thrive, regardless of the twists and turns life may take"-- Provided by publisher.

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  • ISBN: 9780593240823
  • ISBN: 0593240820
  • Physical Description: 237 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Crown, [2023]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references.
Formatted Contents Note:
We got it all wrong. -- How are you feeling? -- Adapt-ability -- The toxic stress load -- You are what you think -- Spaces matter -- Trust your gut -- The company you keep -- Getting out of your own way -- When is enough enough? -- Surviving the medical industrial complex -- You are a formidable marvel.
Subject: Health.
Health behavior.
Human behavior.
Medical Industry.

Available copies

  • 2 of 5 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at North Kansas City.


  • 2 current holds with 5 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
North Kansas City Public Library 613 JADAD 2023 (Text) 0001012504844 Nonfiction New On holds shelf -

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