The Fragile Wisdom

The Wisdom of the Body The concept of the “wisdom of the body” has been a popular way of thinking about human physiology and health. This idea starts with the belief that our bodies have an innate ability to make the right choices and, ...

The Fragile Wisdom

Women’s physiology evolved to aid reproduction, not to reduce disease. Any trait—however detrimental to post-reproductive health—is preserved in the next generation if it increases the chances of having offspring who will survive and reproduce. For this reason, the author argues, many common diseases are especially difficult for women to prevent.

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The Wisdom of the Body
Language: en
Pages: 182
Authors: John M. Shackleford
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-01-16 - Publisher: University Press of America

In this memoir, Shackleford reflects upon his childhood memories and thoughtfully relates them to his sixty years in a wheelchair. He hopes that his determination to overcome the many difficulties of a paralyzed man will inspire others to master their personal obstacles and become useful members of the human family.
Discovering the Body's Wisdom
Language: en
Pages: 432
Authors: Mirka Knaster
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-12-29 - Publisher: Bantam

In an attractive, oversized format, enlivened with illustrations, sidebar quotes, personal accounts, techniques to try, and profiles of leaders in the field, Discovering the Body's Wisdom is a basic resource for well-being and natural health. Body disciplines and therapies have enjoyed phenomenal growth in the past decade, becoming a major
Companion Encyclopedia of the History of Medicine
Language: en
Pages: 1816
Authors: W. F. Bynum, Roy Porter
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-06-20 - Publisher: Routledge

This is a comprehensive reference work which surveys all aspects of the history of medicine, both clinical and social, and reflects the complementary approaches to the discipline. The editors have assembled an international team of scholars to provide detailed and informative factual surveys with contemporary interpretations and historiographical debate. Special
The World of Parmenides
Language: en
Pages: 300
Authors: Karl Sir Popper
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-05-04 - Publisher: Routledge

With a new foreword by Scott Austin 'I hope that these essays may illustrate the thesis that all history is or should be the history of problem situations, and that in following this principle we may further our understanding of the Presocratics and other thinkers of the past. The essays
The Routledge Guidebook to Descartes' Meditations
Language: en
Pages: 364
Authors: Gary Hatfield
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-07-11 - Publisher: Routledge

Descartes is widely regarded to be the father of modern philosophy and his Meditations is among the most important philosophical texts ever written. The Routledge Guidebook to Descartes’ Meditations introduces the major themes in Descartes’ great book and acts as a companion for reading this key work, examining: The context