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RECOMMENDED READING FOR OPTIMIZING YOUR HEALTH

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The only way to retake control of your health is to educate yourself as to the rights and wrongs in the fields of biology and medicine, and every other aspect of our being.

This list is some of our favourite and highly recommended resources for upgrading your knowledge and avoiding the misunderstandings, mis-truths or outright lies that public bodies and big industry have presented to us.

Keep checking back as we’ll add more gems to the list as we find them.

Why We Get Sick

Bejamin Bikman

A scientist reveals the groundbreaking evidence linking many major diseases, including cancer, diabetes, and Alzheimer's disease, to a common root cause—insulin resistance—and shares an easy, effective plan to reverse and prevent it.

Metabolical

Robert H Lustig

The Lure and the Lies of Processed Food, Nutrition, and Modern Medicine

The Obesity Code

Dr. Jason Fung

Dr. Fung sets out an original theory of obesity and weight gain. He reveals that everything you've been told about how to lose weight is wrong: weight gain is driven by hormones, and only by understanding the effects of insulin and insulin resistance can we achieve lasting weight loss.

Brain Energy

Christopher M. Palmer MD

Palmer's Brain Energy unlocks the mysteries of mental health with a new understanding of mental illness as metabolic disorders of the brain.

End Your Carb Confusion

Eric Westman

A Simple Guide to Customize Your Carb Intake for Optimal Health

The Immunity Fix

Dr James DiNicolantonio

Strengthen Your Immune System, Fight Off Infections, Reverse Chronic Disease and Live a Healthier Life

Understanding the Heart

Dr Stephen Hussey, MS, DC

Surprising Insights into the Evolutionary Origins of Heart Disease: How the heart really functions and how to keep it healthy.

Sickening

John Abramson MD Msc

How Big Pharma Broke American Health Care and How We Can Repair It

The Vegetarian Myth

Lierre Keith

This groundbreaking book combines a memoir, nutritional primer, and political manifesto to explore the destructive history of agriculture and its impact on our environment. It encourages readers to eat locally and sustainably, revealing the potential moral issues of eating or not eating animals, as well as the risks of a vegan diet.

SACRED COW

Diana Rodgers & Robb Wolf

We're told that if we care about our health—or our planet—eliminating red meat from our diets is crucial. That beef is bad for us and cattle farming is horrible for the environment. But science says otherwise.

The Mineral Fix

Dr. James DiNicolantonio

How to Optimize Your Mineral Intake for Energy, Longevity, Immunity, Sleep and More

Estrogeneration

Anthony G. Jay

How Estrogenics Are Making You Fat, Sick, and Infertile - And what to do about it.

The Clot Thickens

Dr Malcolm Kendrick

Who is really responsible for heart disease? Was cholesterol wrongly convicted? Uncover the truth in this epic 150-year detective story.

The Great Cholesterol Myth

Jonny Bowden

Why Lowering Your Cholesterol Won't Prevent Heart Disease--and the Statin-Free Plan that Will

The Ape that Understood the Universe

Steve Stewart-Williams

Humankind is the most peculiar species, able to understand the universe and change the planet. The Ape that Understood the Universe explores how an alien scientist might analyse our sex differences, sexual behaviour, altruism and culture.

WHY WE GET FAT: AND WHAT TO DO ABOUT IT

Gary Taubes

Why are some people thin and others fat? What roles do exercise and genetics play in our weight? What foods should we eat, and what foods should we avoid? Persuasive, straightforward, and practical, Why We Get Fat is an essential guide to nutrition and weight management.

Ravenous

Sam Apple

Apple demonstrates how Warburg’s midcentury work may well hold the secret to why cancer became so common in the modern world and how we can reverse the trend. A tale of scientific discovery, personal peril, and the race to end a disastrous disease, Ravenous would be the stuff of the most inventive fiction were it not, in fact, true.

The Obesity Fix

Dr James DiNicolantonio

How to Beat Food Cravings, Lose Weight and Gain Energy

The Primal Cure

Steve Bennett

Avoid Being a Sick Statistic: How to reduce our chances of suffering from diabetes, heart disease, and mental illness.

Eat Like the Animals

David Raubenheimer & Stephen Simpson

What Nature Teaches Us About the Science of Healthy Eating

Stay off My Operating Table

Philip Ovadia

A Heart Surgeon’s Metabolic Health Guide to Lose Weight, Prevent Disease, and Feel Your Best Every Day

The Great Plant-Based Con

Jayne Buxton

THE GREAT PLANT-BASED CON is neither anti-plant nor anti-vegan - it is a call for us to take an honest look at the facts about human diets and their effect on the environment. Shocking and eye-opening, this book outlines everything you need to know to make more informed decisions about the food you choose to eat.

Grit

Angela Duckworth

In this instant New York Times bestseller, pioneering psychologist Angela Duckworth shows anyone striving to succeed—be it parents, students, educators, athletes, or business people—that the secret to outstanding achievement is not talent but a special blend of passion and persistence she calls “grit.”

Lean and Strong

Josh Hillis

Eating Skills, Psychology, and Workouts

Soil, Grass and Cancer

Andre Voisin Hillis

The Link Between Human and Animal Health and the Mineral Balance of the Soil

Navigating Metabolism

Navdeep Chandel

Navigating Metabolism introduces a new approach to metabolic pathways, connecting them to molecular, genetic and signaling principles, and suggesting the potential for targeted treatments for diseases.

Pure, White, & Deadly

John Yudkin

How Sugar Is Killing Us and What We Can Do to Stop It - The truth about Sugar from 1972 - Before Ancel Keys got involved with governments

The Laws of Human Nature

Robert Greene

A master guide for millions of readers, distilling ancient wisdom and philosophy into essential texts for seekers of power, understanding and mastery.

Dopamine Detox

Thibaut Meurisse

A Short Guide to Remove Distractions and Get Your Brain to Do Hard Things

The Salt Fix

Dr. James DiNicolantonio

Why the Experts Got It All Wrong and How Eating More Might Save Your Life

The Carnivore Diet

Dr. Shawn Baker

Carnivore Diet reviews some of the supporting evolutionary, historical, and nutritional science that gives us clues as to why so many people are having great success with this meat-focused way of eating.

THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO FASTING

Dr. Jason Fung

Heal Your Body Through Intermittent, Alternate-Day, and Extended Fasting

The Big Fat Surprise

Nina Teicholz

A groundbreaking study that reveals how decades of misleading science and policy unjustly demonized the high-fat diet, which might actually be our healthiest option.

Nature Wants Us To Be Fat

Richard Johnson

The surprising science behind why we gain weight, and how we can prevent and reverse it

Fiber Menace

Konstantin Monastyrsky

The Truth About The Leading Role Of Fiber In Diet Failure, Constipation, Hemorrhoids, Etc

Eat Bacon, Don't Jog

Grant Petersen

Petersen upends the last 30 years of conventional health wisdom to offer a clear path to weight loss and fitness. In more than 100 short, compelling directives, Eat Bacon, Don’t Jog shows why we should drop the carbs, embrace fat, and hang up our running shoes, with the latest science to back up its claims.

The 48 Laws of Power

Robert Greene

Every law, though, has one thing in common: an interest in total domination. In a bold and arresting two-color package, The 48 Laws of Power is ideal whether your aim is conquest, self-defense, or simply to understand the rules of the game.

Lick the Sugar Habit

Nancy Appleton

Dr. Nancy Appleton cured herself of chronic illnesses by changing her diet. In Lick the Sugar Habit, she explains how it worked for her, and how it can help you too through a variety of simple techniques, and mouth-watering, healthful recipes.

Lies My Doctor Told Me

Dr. Ken Berry

Medical Myths That Can Harm Your Health

Good Calories, Bad Calories

Gary Taubes

Fats, Carbs, and the Controversial Science of Diet and Health

12 Rules of Life

Jordan B Peterson

Renowned psychologist Jordan B. Peterson's answer to this most difficult of questions uniquely combines the hard-won truths of ancient tradition with the stunning revelations of cutting-edge scientific research.

BEYOND ORDER - 12 MORE RULES FOR LIFE

Jordan B Peterson

In this long-awaited sequel, Peterson goes further, showing that part of life's meaning comes from reaching out into the domain beyond what we know, and adapting to an ever-transforming world.

The Carnivore Code

Paul Saladino MD

Dr. Saladino reveals the shocking truth about foods we’re told are essential for good health, like whole grains, plants, and leafy greens. He dismantles those myths one by one and reveals the healing potential of an all-meat diet: the diet our bodies were designed to eat. With step-by-step guidance, complete with sample meal plans and frequently asked questions, The Carnivore Code is the only plan you need

The Case Against Sugar

Gary Taubes

Gary Taubes delves into Americans' history with sugar: its uses as a preservative, as an additive in cigarettes, the contemporary overuse of high-fructose corn syrup

The Hacking of the American Mind

Robert H Lustig

The Science Behind the Corporate Takeover of Our Bodies and Brains

Atomic Habits

James Clear

An Easy and Proven Way to Build Good Habits and Break Bad Ones

Succeed: How We Can Reach Our Goals

Heidi Grant Halvorson Ph.D

Whether you want to motivate your kids, your employees, or just yourself, Succeed unlocks the secrets of achievement, and shows you how to create new possibilities in every area of your life.

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