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Cure by Jo Marchant

About the book

Published by Canongate

The field of mind-body medicine is plagued by wild claims that mislead patients and instill false hope. But that doesn't mean the mind plays no role in health. By taking a scientific approach to understanding how our mental state influences our physiology, can we finally live in tune with our bodies in a way that is based on evidence, not fantasy? Cure takes us on a remarkable journey and offers a new and thought-provoking view of what it means to be human.

Read the first chapter (PDF)

About the author

Dr Jo Marchant is an award-winning science journalist based in London. She has worked as an editor at New Scientist and at Nature and her articles have appeared in publications including the Guardian, Wired, the Observer, New Scientist and Nature. Her book Decoding the Heavens was shortlisted for the 2009 Royal Society Prize.

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