Cure

A Journey Into the Science of Mind over Body

Jo Marchant

What can the mind really do? How does it work, and why?
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A ground-breaking look at the new science behind the mind’s surprising ability to heal the body, with advice and tips on how we can all use the latest research to improve our health and our lives

THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
SHORTLISTED FOR THE ROYAL SOCIETY SCIENCE BOOK PRIZE
LONGLISTED FOR THE WELLCOME PRIZE

ALL IN THE MIND?

- Can meditation fend off dementia?
- Can the smell of lavender affect the immune system?
- Can your thoughts ease physical pain?

In Cure, award-winning science writer Jo Marchant travels the world to meet the physicians, patients and researchers on the cutting edge of mind-body medicine, asking how the brain can heal the body and how we can all make changes to keep ourselves healthier.


“Should be compulsory reading for all young doctors”
new Scientist

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“[Marchant] surveys with grace what we think we know, and what we would like to know, about the mysterious and troubling relationship between our minds and our bodies”
guardian

“A revved-up, research-packed explication of the use of mind in medicine”
nature

“Turns the mind-body debate on its head”
times Literary Supplement

“A well-researched page-turner … may very well lead to widespread changes in the ways we practice medicine”
new York Post


Jo Marchant

Dr Jo Marchant is an award-winning science journalist based in London. She has a PhD in genetics and medical microbiology from St Bartholomew’s Hospital Medical College in London, and an MSc in Science Communication (with a dissertation in evidence-based medicine) from Imperial College London. She has worked as an editor at New Scientist and at Nature, and her articles have appeared in publications including The Guardian, Wired UK, The Observer Review, New Scientist and Nature. Her radio and TV appearances include BBC Radio 4’s Start the Week and Today programmes, CNN and National Geographic. She has lectured around the world. Her book Decoding the Heavens was shortlisted for the 2009 Royal Society Prize for Science Books.