Health, mind and body books

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The Gospel of Wellness by Rina Raphael review – bee-sting therapy to jade eggs
A reformed wellness addict isn’t entirely convincing as she constructs a grand theory to explain some bizarre behaviour

Kitty Drake

25, Jan, 2023 @10:00 AM

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In brief: The Cloisters; My Trade Is Mystery; Sweat: A History of Exercise – review
A tense whodunnit unfolds in New York’s Metropolitan museum; poet Carl Phillips imparts life lessons for all; and a study of our need to keep in shape

Hephzibah Anderson

15, Jan, 2023 @5:30 PM

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Sensational: A New Story of Our Senses by Ashley Ward review - they’re working overtime
A vivid exploration of the science behind sight, hearing, touch and smell that shows us we should take nothing for granted

Katy Guest

12, Jan, 2023 @9:00 AM

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A Year to Change Your Mind by Dr Lucy Maddox review – a way through
Twelve month’s worth of psychological tips from someone you’d want on your team in a crisis

Anouchka Grose

05, Jan, 2023 @11:00 AM

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Body Am I by Moheb Costandi review – the new science of self-consciousness
What gives us our sense of self? A fresh take on how the brain and body are connected offers answers

PD Smith

07, Dec, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Food for Life by Tim Spector review – the science of eating well
The epidemiologist and author of The Diet Myth returns with a comprehensive guide to foods that foster healthy microbiomes

Katy Guest

03, Nov, 2022 @11:00 AM

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In brief: The Good Drinker; The Blue Flames; Exit Stage Left – reviews
Adrian Chiles gives entertaining advice on moderation, AM Burrage’s spooky short stories get their dues and Nick Duerden tells of the tolls of pop stardom

Alexander Larman

31, Oct, 2022 @6:00 PM

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In brief: Motherthing; Night Terrors; Looking for Trouble – review
A gripping, darkly humorous horror novel; the strange world of sleep; and the reissue of a dazzling wartime memoir

Hephzibah Anderson

23, Oct, 2022 @3:00 PM

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Autistic scholar Temple Grandin: ‘The education system is screening out visual thinkers’
By favouring verbal thinkers, says the author and animal scientist, essential skills are being lost. Her new book aims to demonstrate the power of processing information in different ways

Zoë Corbyn

15, Oct, 2022 @3:00 PM

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Strangers to Ourselves by Rachel Aviv review – rewriting the language of mental illness
The New Yorker writer tries to redefine attitudes through a quintet of studies of troubled people from around the world

Hephzibah Anderson

11, Oct, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Landlines by Raynor Winn review – back on the trail
The author of The Salt Path returns with another heartwarming odyssey, this time on one of the wildest walks in Britain

Amy-Jane Beer

15, Sep, 2022 @6:30 AM

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The big idea: should we drop the distinction between mental and physical health?
The current false dichotomy holds back research and stigmatises patients

Edward Bullmore

12, Sep, 2022 @11:30 AM

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