Healthy Reading

For anyone who is interested in nutrition or health issues, these books are informative and full of good advice. Whenever I use the word ‘diet’ I don’t mean any low fat, low carb, low sugar, low salt, no taste book that promises you’ll lose weight but doesn’t tell you that you’ll gain it all back later. In my case ‘diet’ refers to what you eat, plain and simple. I will never, ever, recommend a diet book so if that’s what you’re looking for – you’ll have to look somewhere else.

In Defense Of Food by Michael Pollan is a book I recommend separately, but I can’t emphasize enough how important this book is. It’s straight-forward, simple advice on how to eat well.

Eat, Drink, and Be Healthy: The Harvard Medical School Guide to Healthy Eating by Walter C. Willet, M.D. (A Harvard Medical School book  co-developed with the Harvard School of Public Health) … a VERY important book – read it!

 The China Study: The Most Comprehensive Study of Nutrition Ever Conducted and the Startling Implications for Diet, Weight Loss and Long-term Health by T. Colin Campbell PhD. is the world’s largest study ever undertaken in the field of nutrition. A huge book, but easy to digest.

 What To Eat by Marion Nestle is a walk through your local grocery store that examines our modern-day ‘diet.  She is Prof. of Nutrition, Food Studies and Public Health at New York University.

Healthy at 100: The Scientifically Proven Secrets of the World’s Healthiest and Longest-Lived Peoples by John Robbins  examines our whole being (body,mind and soul) and focuses on cultures around the world where people live long, productive, healthy lives.

The End of Food: How the Food Industry Is Destroying Our Food Supply-And What You Can Do About It by Paul Roberts is a real shocker that focuses on the modern day problems of eating the way we do and what the consequences are.

The Vitamin D Cure  by James E. Dowd, M.D. is a real eye-opener. I hate the title but I guess it gets people’s attention. A must-read for everyone who wonders about our current obsession with this vitamin.

Survival Of The Sickest by Dr. Sharon Moalem is a really neat book. He highlights how many of today’s diseases were conditions that enabled our ancestors to actually survive, and also demonstrates how little modern medicine really understands about human health. It’s fascinating.

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