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The top 50 Health audiobooks on Libro.fm based on sales from our 1,000+ partner bookstore locations.

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  1. Running with Sherman

    “You will fall in love with this determined donkey and cheer for Sherman all along the way.”

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  2. By Emily Nagoski / Narrated by Emily Nagoski

    An essential exploration of why and how women’s sexuality works—based on groundbreaking research and brain science—that will radically transform your sex life into one filled with confidence and joy.

    Researchers have spent the last decade trying to develop a “pink pill” for women to function like Viagra does for men. So where is it? Well, for... Read More »

  3. A child of immigrants, Abdul El-Sayed grew up feeling a responsibility to help others. He threw himself into the study of medicine and excelled—winning a Rhodes Scholarship, earning two advanced degrees, and landing a tenure-track position at Columbia University. At age thirty, he became the youngest city health official in America, tasked with... Read More »

  4. By Matthew Walker / Narrated by Steve West

    Why We Sleep is an important and fascinating book…Walker taught me a lot about this basic activity that every person on Earth needs. I suspect his book will do the same for you.” —Bill Gates

    A New York Times bestseller and international sensation, this “stimulating and important book” (Financial Times) is a fascinating dive into the purpose and... Read More »

  5. By Laura Spinney / Narrated by Paul Hodgson

    In 1918, the Italian-Americans of New York, the Yupik of Alaska and the Persians of Mashed had almost nothing in common except for a virus--one that triggered the worst pandemic of modern times and had a decisive effect on the history of the twentieth century.

    The Spanish flu of 1918-1920 was one of the greatest human disasters of all time. It... Read More »

  6. By Eula Biss / Narrated by Tamara Marston

    Upon becoming a new mother, Eula Biss addresses a chronic condition of fear—fear of the government, the medical establishment, and what is in your child's air, food, mattress, medicine, and vaccines. She finds that you cannot immunize your child, or yourself, from the world.

    In this bold, fascinating book, Biss investigates the metaphors and... Read More »

  7. By Emily Oster / Narrated by Karen White

    An award-winningsocial scientist uses the tools of economics to debunk myths about pregnancyand to empower women to make better decisions while they’re expecting.

    Pregnancy is full of rules. Pregnant women are often treatedas if they were children, given long lists of items to avoid—alcohol, caffeine,sushi—without any real explanation from their... Read More »

  8. By David France / Narrated by Rory O'Malley

    A New York Times 2016 Notable Book

    The definitive history of the successful battle to halt the AIDS epidemic—from the creator of, and inspired by, the seminal documentary How to Survive a Plague.

    A riveting, powerful telling of the story of the grassroots movement of activists, many of them in a life-or-death struggle, who seized upon scientific... Read More »

  9. A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

    Foreword by John Robbins, author of the international bestseller DIET FOR A NEW AMERICA

    In this book, Susan Peirce Thompson, Ph.D. shares the groundbreaking weight-loss solution based on her highly acclaimed Bright Line Eating Boot Camps. Rooted in cutting-edge neuroscience, psychology, and biology, Bright Line Eating... Read More »

  10. The struggle to perform well is universal: each one of us faces fatigue, limited resources, and imperfect abilities in whatever we do. But nowhere is this drive to do better more important than in medicine, where lives are on the line with every decision. In his new book, Atul Gawande explores how doctors strive to close the gap between best... Read More »

  11. By William Davis / Narrated by Tom Weiner

    A provocative look at how eliminating wheat from our diets can help us lose weight, shrink unsightly bulges, and reverse a broad spectrum of health problems—from acne to diabetes and serious digestive disorders.

    Since the introduction of dietary guidelines calling for reduced fat intake in the 1970s, a strange phenomenon has occurred: Americans... Read More »

  12. A self-published phenomenon examining the habits that kept our ancestors disease-free—now with a prescriptive plan for “The Human Diet” to help us all live long, vital, healthy lives.

    Physician and biochemist Cate Shanahan, M.D. examined diets around the world known to help people live longer, healthier lives—diets like the Mediterranean,... Read More »

  13. Foreword by Archbishop Desmond Tutu
    Mungi Ngomane, granddaughter of Nobel Peace Prize–winner Archbishop Desmond Tutu, offers an introduction to ubuntu, the Southern African philosophy that celebrates the universal human bond in this beautiful definitive guide filled with lessons on how to live harmoniously with all people.

    “This book will open... Read More »

  14. By Amy Robach / Narrated by Amy Robach

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “An inspiring story of coming back from cancer and learning to cherish every moment.”—People

    “I have breast cancer.”
    When Good Morning America anchor Amy Robach revealed her shocking diagnosis on live television in November 2013, the seasoned news reporter embarked on the most difficult and illuminating journey of her... Read More »

  15. Translated by Marion Wiesel

    A profoundly and unexpectedly intimate, deeply affecting summing up of his life so far, from one of the most cherished moral voices of our time.


    Eighty-two years old, facing emergency heart surgery and his own mortality, Elie Wiesel reflects back on his life. Emotions, images, faces and questions flash through his mind.... Read More »

  16. By Pico Iyer / Narrated by Pico Iyer

    A follow up to Pico Iyer’s essay “The Joy of Quiet,” The Art of Stillness considers the unexpected adventure of staying put and reveals a counterintuitive truth: The more ways we have to connect, the more we seem desperate to unplug.

    Why might a lifelong traveler like Pico Iyer, who has journeyed from Easter Island to Ethiopia, Cuba to Kathmandu,... Read More »

  17. "Narrating her own work, Murphy is certainly worthy of the listener's attention. She offers a sincere, passionate voice that is capable of delivering some hard truths about the current state of things while also showing the way toward a truly connected society." — AudioFile Magazine

    **This program is read by the author**

    When was the last time you... Read More »

  18. By Ninja Reads / Narrated by Ninja Reads

    *PLEASE NOTE: This concise summary is unofficial and is not authorized, approved, licensed, or endorsed by the original book's publisher or author.*
    Short on time? Or maybe you’ve already read the book, but need a refresh on the most important takeaways. In a quick, easy listen, you can take the main principles from Women Rowing North: Navigating... Read More »

  19. By Gabor Maté, MD / Narrated by Daniel Mate

    In this timely and profoundly original new book, bestselling writer and physician Gabor Maté looks at the epidemic of addictions in our society, tells us why we are so prone to them and what is needed to liberate ourselves from their hold on our emotions and behaviours.

    For over seven years Gabor Maté has been the staff physician at the Portland... Read More »

  20. This program is read by the author.

    Discover the cutting-edge science behind long-term weight loss success, in this powerful new audiobook from the New York Times bestselling author of How Not to Die.

    Every month seems to bring a trendy new diet or weight loss fad—and yet obesity rates continue to rise, and with it a growing number of diseases and... Read More »

  21. Mainstream health science has let you down. Weight loss is not the key to health, diet and exercise are not effective weight-loss strategies, and fatness is not a death sentence. You've heard it before: there's a global health crisis, and, unless we make some changes, we're in trouble. That much is true—but the epidemic is NOT obesity. The real... Read More »

  22. By Jen Gunter, MD / Narrated by Jen Gunter

    Does eating sugar cause yeast infections? Does pubic hair have a function?

    Should you have a vulvovaginal care regimen?

    Will your vagina shrivel up if you go without sex?

    What's the truth about the HPV vaccine?

    So many important questions, so much confusing, contradictory misinformation! In this age of click bait, pseudoscience, and... Read More »

  23. An indispensable guide to food, our most powerful tool to reverse the global epidemic of chronic disease, heal the environment, reform politics, and revive economies, from #1 New York Times bestselling author Mark Hyman, MD -- "Read this book if you're ready to change the world" (Tim Ryan, US Representative).

    What we eat has tremendous... Read More »

  24. This nationally bestselling book explains the shocking new science of how hormones are wreaking havoc on the body, and the delicious solution that improves health, reduces pain, and even helps to shed weight.

    Hidden in everyday foods are the causes of a surprising range of health problems: infertility, menstrual cramps, weight gain, hair loss,... Read More »

  25. Do you have back, neck, or shoulder pain that keeps recurring or won't go away? Does back pain keep you from living a full life? If so, you may be suffering from TMS (Tension Myositis Syndrome)—and you don't have to take it anymore!
    Dr. John E. Sarno is a medical pioneer whose mind-body approach has helped patients overcome their back... Read More »

  26. The American body is in trouble. Unprecedented numbers of us suffer from obesity, heart disease, diabetes, and other debilitating illnesses. The root cause is a once-revolutionary idea that seemed to offer so much promise, but instead has become the cause of a global health crisis: processed foods. Over the past seventy-five years, a number of... Read More »

  27. The bestselling author of The Willpower Instinct introduces a surprising science-based book that doesn't tell us why we should exercise but instead shows us how to fall in love with movement.

    Exercise is health-enhancing and life-extending, yet many of us feel it's a chore. But as Kelly McGonigal reveals, it doesn't have to be. Movement can and... Read More »

  28. Twelve years ago, renowned physician and author Dr. William Sears was diagnosed with cancer. He, like so many people, wanted -- and needed -- to take control of his health. Dr. Sears created a comprehensive, science based, head-to-toe program for living a long, fit life -- and it worked.

    Now at the peak of health, Dr. Sears shares his program in... Read More »

  29. By Dawn Dais / Narrated by Dawn Dais

    Anyone can run a marathon. Dawn Dais makes it a little more bearable--and a lot more fun

    Dawn Dais hated running. And it didn't like her much, either. Her fitness routine consisted of avoiding the stairs in her own house, because who really has the energy to climb stairs? It was with this exercise philosophy firmly in place that she set off to... Read More »

  30. Audio Bonus! Includes exclusive conversations with the authors!

    A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

    A paradigm-shifting book from an acclaimed Harvard Medical School scientist and one of Time’s most influential people.

    It’s a seemingly undeniable truth that aging is inevitable. But what if everything we’ve been taught to believe about aging is wrong?... Read More »

  31. Reclaim your time, money, health, and happiness from our toxic diet culture with groundbreaking strategies from a registered dietitian, journalist, and host of the "Food Psych" podcast.

    68 percent of Americans have dieted at some point in their lives. But upwards of 90% of people who intentionally lose weight gain it back within five years.... Read More »

  32. By Dr. Joe Dispenza / Narrated by Adam Boyce

    The author of the New York Times bestseller You Are the Placebo, as well as Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself and Evolve Your Brain, draws on research conducted at his advanced workshops since 2012 to explore how common people are doing the uncommon to transform themselves and their lives. Becoming Supernatural marries the some of the most... Read More »

  33. “The F*ck It Diet is not only hilarious, it is scientifically and medically sound. A must read for any chronic dieter.” –Christiane Northrup, MD, New York Times bestselling author of  Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom

    From comedian and ex-diet junkie Caroline Dooner, an inspirational guide that will help you stop dieting, reboot your relationship... Read More »

  34. By Meik Wiking / Narrated by Meik Wiking

    Embrace Hygge (pronounced hoo-ga) and become happier with this definitive guide to the Danish philosophy of comfort, togetherness, and well-being.

    Why are Danes the happiest people in the world? The answer, says Meik Wiking, CEO of the Happiness Research Institute in Copenhagen, is Hygge. Loosely translated, Hygge—pronounced Hoo-ga—is a sense of... Read More »



  35. Stress. It is everywhere around us. Even worse, it gets inside us: sapping our energy, undermining our health, and making us more vulnerable to anxiety, depression, and disease. Now, based on Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn’s renowned mindfulness-based stress reduction program, this groundbreaking book shows you how to use natural, medically proven methods... Read More »

  36. By Matt Richtel / Narrated by Fred Sanders

    A magnificently reported and soulfully crafted exploration of the human immune system–the key to health and wellness, life and death. An epic, first-of-its-kind book, entwining leading-edge scientific discovery with the intimate stories of four individual lives, by the Pulitzer Prize–winning New York Times journalist.

    “An Elegant Defense by Matt... Read More »

  37. One of the New York Times Book Review's Ten Best Books of the Year

    Winner of the James Beard Award

    Author of #1 New York Times Bestsellers In Defense of Food and Food Rules


    What should we have for dinner? Ten years ago, Michael Pollan confronted us with this seemingly simple question and, with The Omnivore’s Dilemma, his brilliant and eye-opening... Read More »

  38. From the physician behind the wildly popular website NutritionFacts.org, How Not to Die reveals the groundbreaking scientific evidence behind the only diet that can prevent and reverse many of the causes of disease-related death.

    The vast majority of premature deaths can be prevented through simple changes in diet and lifestyle. In How Not to... Read More »

  39. "I want to be healthy and fit 52 weeks of the year, but that doesn't mean I have to be perfect every day. This philosophy is a year-round common-sense approach to health and fitness that involves doing your best most of the time—and by that I don't mean being naughty for three days and good for four. I mean doing your absolute best most of the... Read More »

  40. By Richard O. Prum / Narrated by Dan Woren

    A FINALIST FOR THE PULITZER PRIZE

    NAMED A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR BY THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEWSMITHSONIAN, AND WALL STREET JOURNAL


    A major reimagining of how evolutionary forces work, revealing how mating preferences—what Darwin termed "the taste for the beautiful"—create the extraordinary range of ornament in the animal world.


    In the great... Read More »

  41. New York Times bestseller/Washington Post Notable Book of 2017/NPR Best Books of 2017/Wall Street Journal Best Books of 2017 

    "This book will serve as the definitive guide to the past and future of health care in America.”Siddhartha Mukherjee, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Emperor of All Maladies and The Gene  

    At a moment of drastic...
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  42. By Ian Kerner / Narrated by Ian Kerner

    “Every man’s must-read. Tell your guy to put down the remote and pick up She Comes First.”
    Cosmopolitan

     

    Ian Kerner offers a radical new philosophy for pleasuring women in She Comes First—an essential guidebook to oral sex from the author of Be Honest—You’re Not That Into Him Either. The New York Times praises Kerner’s “cool sense of humor and an... Read More »

  43. By Alisa Vitti / Narrated by Alisa Vitti

    The bestselling author of WomanCode presents a biohacking program for women, teaching them how to use their natural 28-day cycle to optimize their time, diet, fitness, work, and relationships.

    Women have a important biological rhythm they experience every month that affects productivity, weight, sex drive, energy, and mood. It is essential to be... Read More »

  44. Trees are a familiar feature of any landscape, yet we rarely think about them. They are necessary for maintaining the health of the global ecosystem and provide many material things but they are more of an integral part of our lives than we may at first consider. The Secret Life of Trees Audiobook aims to enlighten you on the importance of... Read More »

  45. Elle's 30 BEST BOOKS OF THE SUMMER

    "A jaw-dropping investigation into the women's health industry." Shelf-Awareness

    "A fascinating examination of the past and present of women's healthcare" —Delfina V Barbiero, USA TODAY

    An eye-opening, investigative account of the dismal state of women's healthcare in the U.S.

    American women visit more doctors,... Read More »

  46. By Dr. Caroline Leaf / Narrated by Joyce Bean

    According to researchers, the vast majority--a whopping 75-98 percent--of the illnesses that plague us today are a direct result of our thought life. What we think about truly affects us both physically and emotionally. In fact, fear alone triggers more than 1,400 known physical and chemical responses in our bodies, activating more than thirty... Read More »

  47. A world-class oncologist's devastating and deeply personal examination of cancer We have lost the war on cancer. We spend $150 billion each year treating it, yet -- a few innovations notwithstanding -- a patient with cancer is as likely to die of it as one was fifty years ago. Most new drugs add mere months to one's life at agonizing physical... Read More »

  48. Yoga was created as a science for liberation, but in modern times it is used by many to improve physical and mental health, helping us become more productive at work, more caring in relationships, more responsible contributors to society, and better inhabitants of this planet. If yoga does accomplish all that―as many practitioners report―how... Read More »

  49. Imagine a graph with two lines. One indicates happiness, the other tracks how you feel about your body. If you‚Äôre like millions of people, the lines do not intersect. But what if they did? This practical, inspirational, and lively book tells you how to create a healthier and happier life by treating yourself with compassion rather than shame.... Read More »

  50. What to read after What to Expect . . . .  A badass, feminist, and personal deep-dive into the science and culture of pregnancy and early motherhood that debunks myths and dated assumptions, offering guidance and camaraderie to women navigating one of the biggest and most profound changes in their lives.

    Like most first-time mothers, Angela... Read More »

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