Thursday, August 12, 2010

What's on your summer reading list?

In need of a good book that could actually make you healthier?  Here is a list of recommendations and books that I've read that have contributed to my nutrition knowledge base.  If you want to learn more try out some of these books.

What to start with (not as science-y, e.g. you don't have to be geeked out on this stuff to find these books interesting and useful):
  • The Primal Blueprint: Reprogram your genes for effortless weight loss, vibrant health, and boundless energy - Mark Sisson
  • Real Food: What to Eat and Why - Nina Planck
  • The Paleo Diet: Lose Weight and Get Healthy by Eating the Food You Were Designed to Eat - Loren Cordain

Want to learn more about where your food comes from, why food quality matters, and the state of food in America today:
  • Food Inc.: A Participant Guide: How Industrial Food is Making Us Sicker, Fatter, and Poorer-And What You Can Do About It - Participant Media **Note this is also on DVD
  • In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto - Michael Pollan
  • Food Rules: An Eater's Manual - Michael Pollan (a supplement to In Defense of Food)
  • The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals - Michael Pollan
 Want to learn more (you're getting geeked out on nutrition):
  • Lights Out: Sleep, Sugar, and Survival - T. S. Wiley
  • Good Calories, Bad Calories: Fats, Carbs, and the Controversial Science of Diet and Health - Gary Taubes
  • The Paleo Solution: The Original Human Diet - Robb Wolf (currently pre-order only)
I've read all of the books listed here, and am currently about halfway through Lights Out and a third of the way through Good Calories, Bad Calories.  I have Robb Wolf's book on pre-order and am excited to get it soon!

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