Rachel Herz, Author Of Why You Eat What You Eat: The Science Behind Our Relationship With Food Chats On DrAlvin.Com

Click Here To Listen Rachel Herz An eye-opening exploration of the psychology of eating in today’s unprecedented North American pantry of abundance, access, and excess. In Why You Eat What You Eat, acclaimed neuroscientist Rachel Herz examines the sensory, psychological, neuroscientific, and physiological factors that influence our eating habits. Herz, who’s been praised for her “ability to cite and explain academic studies in a conversational manner” (Washington Post), uncovers the fascinating and surprising facts that influence food consumption―such as why bringing reusable bags to the grocery store encourages us to buy more treats, how our beliefs can affect how many calories we burn, why TV influences how much we eat, and how what we see [...]

Michael Kodas, Author Of Megafire: The Race To Extinguish A Deadly Epidemic Of Flame Chats On DrAlvin.Com

Click Here To Listen Michael Kodas-Megafire A brilliant exploration of the rising phenomenon of megafires—forest fires of alarming scale, intensity, and devastation—that explains the science of what is causing them and captures the danger and heroism of those who fight them In Megafire, a world-renowned journalist and forest fire expert travels to the most dangerous and remote wildernesses, as well as to the backyards of people faced with these environmental disasters, to look at the heart of this phenomenon and witness firsthand the heroic efforts of the firefighters and scientists racing against time to stop it—or at least to tame these deadly flames. From Colorado to California, China to Canada, the narrative hopscotches the globe [...]

Dr. Shelley Uram, Author Of Essential Living: A Guide To Having Happiness And Peace By Reclaiming Your Essential Self Chats On DrAlvin.Com

Click Here To Listen Dr Shelley Uram Most of us think that the key to happiness and fulfillment is having more money, greater career success, or a loving relationship or family. Yet even when we achieve these goals, we ultimately still find ourselves not fully satisfied or happy, and in an endless cycle of wanting more or something different. Why is this? As noted psychiatrist Dr. Shelley Uram shows us, when we peel back the layers to reveal what we really want most in life, it turns out to be the qualities that are already present at our very core―our Essential Self. They include peace, joy, love, a sense of freedom, and a sense of [...]

Dave Braun, Author Of Oola: Find Balance In An Unbalanced World–The Seven Areas You Need To Balance And Grow To Live The Life Of Your Dreams Chats On DrAlvin.Com

Click Here To Listen Dave Braun Oola is not your typical self-help book. So what is it? Just like its origins from the expression "oh lá lá!" Oola is a "state of awesomeness." It's when your life is balanced and growing in the 7 key areas of life--Fitness, Finance, Family, Field (career), Faith, Friends, and Fun. Oola is not stale and stuffy advice, it reads more like a collection of kick-ass anecdotes and sincere stories that just happen to have meaningful messages. Co-authors Dave Braun (@OolaSeeker) and Troy Amdahl (@OolaGuru) have been there and done that. What started out in 1997 as a small group of buddies meeting once a year at the Hard Rock [...]

Dr. Eben Alexander, Author Of Living In A Mindful Universe: A Neurosurgeon’s Journey Into The Heart Of Consciousness Chats On DrAlvin.Com

Click Here To Listen Eben Alexander-Living In A Mindful Universe Dr. Eben Alexander, author of international phenomenon Proof of Heaven, shares the next phase of his journey to understand the true nature of consciousness and how to cultivate a state of harmony with the universe and our higher purpose. In 2008, Dr. Eben Alexander's brain was severely damaged by a devastating case of bacterial meningitis, and he lapsed into a weeklong coma. It was almost certainly a death sentence, but he miraculously survived and brought back with him an astounding story. During those 7 days in coma, he was plunged into the deepest realms of consciousness and came to understand profound truths about the universe [...]

Dr. John Bargh, Author Of Before You Know It: The Unconscious Reasons We Do What We Do Chats On DrAlvin.Com

Click Here To Listen John Bargh Dr. John Bargh, the world’s leading expert on the unconscious mind, presents a groundbreaking book, twenty years in the making, which gives us an entirely new understanding of the hidden mental processes that secretly govern every aspect of our behavior. For more than three decades, Dr. John Bargh has been responsible for the revolutionary research into the unconscious mind, research that informed bestsellers like Blink and Thinking Fast and Slow. Now, in what Dr. John Gottman said “will be the most important and exciting book in psychology that has been written in the past twenty years,” Dr. Bargh takes us on an entertaining and enlightening tour of the forces [...]

Brian Dear, Author Of The Friendly Orange Glow: The Untold Story Of The PLATO System And The Dawn Of Cyberculture Chats On DrAlvin.Com

Click Here To Listen Brian Dear At a time when Steve Jobs was only a teenager and Mark Zuckerberg wasn’t even born, a group of visionary engineers and designers—some of them only high school students—in the late 1960s and 1970s created a computer system called PLATO, which was light-years ahead in experimenting with how people would learn, engage, communicate, and play through connected computers. Not only did PLATO engineers make significant hardware breakthroughs with plasma displays and touch screens but PLATO programmers also came up with a long list of software innovations: chat rooms, instant messaging, message boards, screen savers, multiplayer games, online newspapers, interactive fiction, and emoticons. Together, the PLATO community pioneered what we [...]

Jeannette Watson, Author Of It’s My Party Chats On DrAlvin.Com

Click Here To Listen Jeannette Watson Born into a celebrity family (her father was Watson's son, who turned the company into the powerhouse it still is today, and her mother, Olive, had dated Howard Hughes and John F. Kennedy), Jeannette Watson's larger-than-life family hid a number of secrets. Behind a facade of order and glamour, Tom Watson often experienced dark moods; his depression was something he passed on to his daughter. Jeannette felt she could never measure up to her mother-a legendary beauty-and kept her nose buried in books. Through her years as a debutante, then young wife and mother, Watson kept her feelings under wraps until she had a mental breakdown. As part of [...]

Dr. Joel Fuhrman, Author Of Fast Food Genocide: How Processed Food is Killing Us and What We Can Do About It Chats On Dr. Alvin

Click Here To Listen Joel Fuhrman-Fast Food Genocide From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Eat to Live and The End of Diabetes, an unflinching, provocative exploration of how our food is killing us and the ways in which we are unwitting participants in an unprecedented and exploding health crisis. Fast food is far more than just the burgers, fries, and burritos served at chain restaurants; it is also the toxic, human-engineered products found in every grocery store across America. These include: cold breakfast cereals; commercial and preserved (deli) meats and cheeses; sandwich breads and buns; chips, pretzels, and crackers; fried foods; energy bars; and soft drinks. Fast foods have become the primary [...]

Dr. Henry Jay Przybylo, Author Of Counting Backwards: A Doctor’s Notes on Anesthesia Chats On DrAlvin.Com

Click Here To Listen Henry Jay Przybylo A moving exploration of the most common but most mysterious procedure in medicine. For many of the 40 million Americans who undergo anesthesia each year, it is the source of great fear and fascination. From the famous first demonstration of anesthesia in the Ether Dome at Massachusetts General Hospital in 1846 to today’s routine procedure that controls anxiety, memory formation, pain relief, and more, anesthesia has come a long way. But it remains one of the most extraordinary, unexplored corners of the medical world. In Counting Backwards, Dr. Henry Jay Przybylo―a pediatric anesthesiologist with more than thirty years of experience―delivers an unforgettable account of the procedure’s daily dramas [...]