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Good Calories, Bad Calories – Gary Taubes

This is the book that got it all started for me.  Taubes’ delves into the deep, murky waters of diet and health in an attempt to reconcile what we think we know with what the science is actually telling us.  A provocative, revelational read that has value for all of us.  (If interested but prefer a lighter read, try the abridged version, Why We Get Fat: And What to do About It.)


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Wheat Belly - William Davis

Davis, a renowned cardiologist, explains how removing wheat – the base of the food pyramid and centerpiece of what has long been assumed a healthful diet – can prevent fat storage, shrink our belly, and reverse a litany of health problems.


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The Truth About Drug Companies – Marcia Angell

Former NEJM chief Dr. Marcia Angell’s scathing critique about what’s wrong with the pharmaceutical industry today and why reforms are needed to safeguard the health, care, and medical advice Americans receive.


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Real Food: What to Eat and Why – Nina Planck

The “patron saint of farmers’ markets” explains how ancient foods like beef and butter have been falsely accused, while industrial foods like corn syrup and soybean oil have created a triple epidemic of obesity, diabetes, and heart disease.


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The Primal Blueprint – Mark Sisson

A simple, flexible plan to help you look and feel your best by emulating the diet and lifestyle of our ancient, hunter-gatherer ancestors who lived lives free of the modern ailments and diseases which plague modern society.


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The Primal Connection – Mark Sisson

An innovative, step-by-step guide to reconnect you with the hard-wiring of the human brain, trigger the release of feel-good hormones, and promote optimal gene expression by emulating the habits of our ancient ancestors.


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Perfect Health Diet – Paul & Shou-Ching Jaminet

The Jaminet’s explain in layman’s terms how anyone can regain health and lose weight by optimizing nutrition, detoxifying the diet, and supporting healthy immune function. They show how toxic, nutrient-poor diets sabotage health, and how on a healthy diet, diseases often spontaneously resolve.