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Brain Energy: A Revolutionary Breakthrough in Understanding Mental Health--and Improving Treatment for Anxiety, Depression, OCD, PTSD, and More

This is the book that will forever change the way we understand and treat mental health.

If you or someone you love is affected by mental illness, it might change your life.


We are in the midst of a global mental health crisis, and mental illnesses are on the rise. But what causes mental illness? And why are mental health problems so hard to treat? Drawing on decades of research, Harvard psychiatrist Dr. Chris Palmer outlines a revolutionary new understanding that for the first time unites our existing knowledge about mental illness within a single framework: Mental disorders are metabolic disorders of the brain

Brain Energy explains this new understanding of mental illness in detail, from symptoms and risk factors to what is happening in brain cells. Palmer also sheds light on the new treatment pathways this theory opens up—which apply to all mental disorders, including anxiety, depression, ADHD, alcoholism, eating disorders, bipolar disorder, autism, and even schizophrenia. Brain Energy pairs cutting-edge science with practical advice and strategies to help people reclaim their mental health.

This groundbreaking book reveals:

  • Why classifying mental disorders as “separate” conditions is misleading

  • The clear connections between mental illness and disorders linked to metabolism, including diabetes, heart attacks, strokes, pain disorders, obesity, Alzheimer’s disease, and epilepsy

  • The link between metabolism and every factor known to play a role in mental health, including genetics, inflammation, hormones, neurotransmitters, sleep, stress, and trauma

  • The evidence that current mental health treatments, including both medications and therapies, likely work by affecting metabolism

  • New treatments available today that readers can use to promote long-term healing

Palmer puts together the pieces of the mental illness puzzle to provide answers and offer hope. Brain Energy will transform the field of mental health, and the lives of countless people around the world.

Brain Energy: A Revolutionary Breakthrough in Understanding Mental Health--and Improving Treatment for Anxiety, Depression, OCD, PTSD, and More

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Nov 15, 2022

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What Your Food Ate: How to Heal Our Land and Reclaim Our Health

David R. Montgomery

Are you really what you eat?

David R. Montgomery and Anne Biklé take us far beyond the well-worn adage to deliver a new truth: the roots of good health start on farms. What Your Food Ate marshals evidence from recent and forgotten science to illustrate how the health of the soil ripples through to that of crops, livestock, and ultimately us.


The long-running partnerships through which crops and soil life nourish one another suffuse plant and animal foods in the human diet with an array of compounds and nutrients our bodies need to protect us from pathogens and chronic ailments. Unfortunately, conventional agricultural practices unravel these vital partnerships and thereby undercut our well-being. Can farmers and ranchers produce enough nutrient-dense food to feed us all? Can we have quality and quantity?

With their trademark thoroughness and knack for integrating information across numerous scientific fields, Montgomery and Biklé chart the way forward. Navigating discoveries and epiphanies about the world beneath our feet, they reveal why regenerative farming practices hold the key to healing sick soil and untapped potential for improving human health.


Humanity’s hallmark endeavors of agriculture and medicine emerged from our understanding of the natural world—and still depend on it. Montgomery and Biklé eloquently update this fundamental reality and show us why what’s good for the land is good for us, too. What Your Food Ate is a must-read for farmers, eaters, chefs, doctors, and anyone concerned with reversing the modern epidemic of chronic diseases and mitigating climate change.

What Your Food Ate: How to Heal Our Land and Reclaim Our Health

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Jun 21, 2022

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The Great Plant-Based Con: Why eating a plants-only diet won't improve your health or save the planet

Plant-based is best for health, go vegan to help save the planet, eat less meat... Almost every day we are bombarded with the seemingly incontrovertible message that we must reduce our consumption of meat and dairy - or eliminate them from our diets altogether.

But what if the pervasive message that the plant-based diet will improve our health and save the planet is misleading - or even false? What if removing animal foods from our diet is a serious threat to human health, and a red herring in the fight against climate change.

In THE GREAT PLANT-BASED CON, Jayne Buxton demonstrates that each of these 'what-ifs' is, in fact, a reality. Drawing on the work of numerous health experts and researchers, she uncovers how the separate efforts of a constellation of individuals, companies and organisations are leading us down a dietary road that will have severe repercussions for our health and wellbeing, and for the future of the planet.

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.


The book even recommends this very website! (the old domain)


Professor Noakes is one among a carnivore community

that is sizeable and growing. A Twitter search for

carnivores will turn up thousands of results. Carnivore

advocates such as Dr Shawn Baker (@SBakerMD, otherwise

known as the Carnivore King), Dr Paul Saladino

(@CarnivoreMD), and Carnivore Aurelius (@ketoaurelius)

number their Twitter followers in the many tens of

thousands. A Facebook group called Women Carnivore

Tribe has almost 24,000 members. Travis Statham's

website, carniway.nyc, which is 'dedicated to the science

and history of a carnivorous way of eating', attracts new

members every day, many of whom submit their stories of

health regained via the diet.

The Great Plant-Based Con: Why eating a plants-only diet won't improve your health or save the planet

Published:

Jun 9, 2022

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10

Understanding the Heart: Surprising Insights into the Evolutionary Origins of Heart Disease—and Why It Matters

Heart disease is the number-one killer in the world. Despite ever-advancing medical procedures and more powerful pharmaceutical drugs, the rate of heart disease continues to rise. According to Dr. Stephen Hussey, this is due in part to misunderstandings about how the heart really functions and how to keep it healthy. These misunderstandings result in improper medical approaches and off-target intervention therapies.

As a type 1 diabetic, Dr. Hussey has always known that he was at two to four times greater risk of developing heart disease. As a result, he has dedicated his entire adult life to understanding the heart, to prevent himself from becoming a statistic. And then his worst nightmare came true. Dr. Hussey suffered a “STEMI,” a blockage in the left anterior descending artery of his heart. STEMIs are typically so fatal that they are known as “widowmakers.” Only twelve percent of those who experience them outside of a hospital setting survive. Dr. Hussey was among the lucky twelve percent, but faced a difficult decision during his recovery: follow the standard of care laid out for him by the attending cardiologist or politely decline and apply everything he’d learned about the heart to a recovery protocol that would look massively different than what the doctors were recommending. In Understanding the Heart, Dr. Hussey shares the information that guided him through the highest-stakes decision of his life.

Understanding the Heart: Surprising Insights into the Evolutionary Origins of Heart Disease—and Why It Matters

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Apr 19, 2022

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Drop Acid: The Surprising New Science of Uric Acid―The Key to Losing Weight, Controlling Blood Sugar, and Achieving Extraordinary Health

David Perlmutter

THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
Unlock the secret to extraordinary health by reducing high uric acid levels—the hidden risk you didn't know you had—by the author of Grain Brain and Brain Wash.

What do obesity, insulin resistance, diabetes, fatty liver disease, hypertension, cardiovascular disease, stroke, neurological disorders, and premature death have in common? All can be stoked by high uric acid levels.

Our most respected scientific literature is bursting with evidence that elevated uric acid levels lie at the root of many pervasive health conditions, but mainstream medicine for the most part remains unaware of this connection. This is especially alarming because a large number of Americans don’t know they are suffering from increased levels, putting them at risk for developing or exacerbating potentially life-threatening illnesses.

Offering an engaging blend of science and practical advice, Drop Acid exposes the deadly truth about uric acid and teaches invaluable strategies to manage its levels, including how to:

  • Reduce fructose and foods high in “purines” through simple dietary edits

  • Lower uric acid levels through natural hacks like consuming tart cherries, vitamin C, quercetin, and coffee

  • Identify common pharmaceuticals that threaten to increase uric acid

  • Implement lifestyle interventions, like restorative sleep and exercise

  • Easily test your uric acid levels at home—a test routinely performed in your doctor’s office during regular check-ups but typically ignored

Featuring the groundbreaking “LUV” (Lower Uric Values) diet, 35 delicious recipes, self-assessment quizzes, and a 21-day program for dropping levels, Drop Acid empowers readers with the information they need to address this hidden danger and live longer, leaner, and healthier lives.

Drop Acid: The Surprising New Science of Uric Acid―The Key to Losing Weight, Controlling Blood Sugar, and Achieving Extraordinary Health

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Feb 15, 2022

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Only in Africa - The Ecology of Human Evolution

That humans originated from Africa is well-known. However, this is widely regarded as a chance outcome, dependant simply on where our common ancestor shared the land with where the great apes lived. This volume builds on from the 'Out of Africa' theory, and takes the view that it is only in Africa that the evolutionary transitions from a forest-inhabiting frugivore to savanna-dwelling meat-eater could have occurred. This book argues that the ecological circumstances that shaped these transitions are exclusive to Africa. It describes distinctive features of the ecology of Africa, with emphasis on savanna grasslands, and relates them to the evolutionary transitions linking early ape-men to modern humans. It shows how physical features of the continent, especially those derived from plate tectonics, set the foundations. This volume adequately conveys that we are here because of the distinctive features of the ecology of Africa.


Review

... the book is exceptionally well written, and very recommendable as a foundational introduction to modern Africa savanna ecology for a readership ranging from undergraduates to professional researchers in paleoanthropology.' Manuel Domínguez-Rodrigo, Evolutionary Anthropology

‘In Only in Africa Owen-Smith presents us with copious evidence of the complexity of interactions within and between species of plants, herbivores, and carnivores, coherently linking the trophic levels. He also makes a compelling case that the early stages of human evolution could only have happened in Africa. For those willing to accept that their knowledge of relevant contemporary African ecosystems and their critical role in human evolution could do with some updating and refreshing, Norman Owen-Smith's new book provides just the help they need. Its importance for paleoanthropology cannot be exaggerated.’ Bernard Wood, Journal of Human Evolution

Book Description

Demonstrates how Africa's physical features, savannas and abundant grazers enabled frugivorous apes to become savanna-living hunters.


https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0047248422000276?via%3Dihub


Only in Africa. The Ecology of Human Evolution. By Norman Owen-Smith (2021). Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 361 pp., ISBN 978-1-108-83259-5 (paperback). Paleoanthropologists have long recognized the importance of studying past climates along with the animal and plant communities, of which hominins have been members since the Late Miocene. While there is a growing recognition that those climates and communities were unlike any today (Faith et al., 2019), there can be no diminution in our efforts to understand the past and its determining impact on human evolution. Norman Owen-Smith's superb book, ‘Only in Africa,’ gives us some of the tools we need. Recognizing that ‘natural laws’ are invariant in time and space is the general approach of all science (Gould, 1965), the book provides us with the means to understand the processes and dynamics of any mammal community, paleo- or neo-. 1. The book Owen-Smith's career has been devoted to investigating the ecology of large African herbivores, first white rhino in the Hluhluwe-iMolozi Park and then kudu in Kruger National Park. Owen-Smith's book is Darwinian in scale and scope, with a rich and broad appreciation of geology, soil chemistry, and plant and animal physiology, all providing context for his interest in the short-term and longer term behavior of herbivores. Darwin's preference for Africa as the cradle of humanity was primarily based on its being the location of chimpanzees and gorillas, the two apes he accepted as having the closest relationships with modern humans (Darwin, 1871). ‘Only in Africa’ makes the case thatdfor a host of reasons explored in the bookdthe continent of Africa, because of both its physical geography and its fauna, provided a unique environmentdthe tropical savanna biomedthat was conducive to the emergence of one, or more, bipedally competent apes. At least one of these bipeds eventually shifted from an herbivorous lifestyle to one that included supplementing what was likely still a predominantly plant-based diet with meat and marrow scavenged from the carcasses of large herbivores. A book such as ‘Only in Africa’ runs the risk of falling into the trap of being determinist by providing explanations for what did occur, but Owen-Smith's strategy of focusing on processes and mechanisms as well as outcomes helps emphasize the role of contingency. ‘Only in Africa’ is divided into four parts consisting of between four and six chapters. Each chapter ends with a brief overview, and each part ends with a helpful two- to three-page synthesis. The book is organized literally ‘from the ground up.’ In part I, OwenSmith explains that although there are tropical savannas on other continents “tropical savannas outside Africa are generally rather wet and extremely dystrophic” (Owen-Smith, 2021:86). In Australia, South America, India, and southeast Asia, the grasses are different and the quality of the grazing is poorer. According to Owen-Smith, fertility in savannas is governed by the capacity of soil particles to retain mineral nutrients, such as phosphorous; nitrogen is mainly retained by the organic, humus component of the soil. The retention of mineral nutrients is increased by clay, which is preferentially generated from mafic volcanic rocks such as those in eastern Africa, whereas felsic granitic rocks generate sand. Similarly, sedimentary rocks derived from mud and silt are more clayrich than those derived from sand. He also explains how the elevation of much of the eastern side of Africa influenced the allimportant weather systems and how the nature of the bedrock influences the fertility of the soil, which along with the seasonal availability of moisture from rainfall, in turn influences the type of grasses that can flourish. In the beginning of part II, Owen-Smith explores the physical nuances and complexities of the African savanna in both eastern and southern Africa. The important variable is the presence and number of trees, referred to as ‘woody cover.’ But most of part II focuses on two arms races: one among grasses, and the other between grasses and trees. Grasses that use the C4 photosynthetic pathway are better

Only in Africa - The Ecology of Human Evolution

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Dec 2, 2021

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Stay off My Operating Table: A Heart Surgeon’s Metabolic Health Guide to Lose Weight, Prevent Disease, and Feel Your Best Every Day

What foods to put on your table so you don’t end up on mine

For the past century, we’ve been bombarded with diet ads and advice from gurus and governments. Yet heart disease remains the #1 killer worldwide, and 88% of adults are metabolically unhealthy. Up to 95% of dieters gain back all the weight they lost while following both dietary guidelines and popular fitness fads.

Here’s why they fail.

Most diet books teach you to set short-term weight loss goals. Whether low-carb or low-fat, the typical plan goes like this: restrict your food choices, exercise until exhaustion, and swallow stacks of supplements. These “solutions” do a better job of lightening your wallet than lightening you.

Meanwhile, the healthcare industry fails to prevent chronic disease. Rather than showing people how to remain healthy and prevent illness through proper nutrition, the system offers drugs and surgery to manage symptoms.

As a heart surgeon who used to be morbidly obese, Dr. Philip Ovadia has seen firsthand the failures of mainstream diets and medicine. He realized that what helped him lose over 100 pounds was the same solution that could have prevented most of the thousands of open heart surgeries he has performed—metabolic health.

What you eat determines how long and how well you live. Yet most doctors don’t learn that in medical school. And pharmaceutical companies and food manufacturers have a vested interest in the public not knowing how to live and eat metabolically healthy.

In Stay off My Operating Table, Dr. Ovadia shares the complete metabolic health system to prevent disease and optimize your health, a system that the diet and drug industries don’t want you to know about. Unlike quick-fix, “7-day,” radical diets, Dr. Ovadia’s approach is a sustainable, long-term solution that works. This book teaches:

  • How most leading causes of death are rooted in metabolic disease

  • How to measure and improve your metabolic health, from a doctor’s perspective

  • How to eliminate your need for most supplements with a nutritionally complete diet

  • How to eat metabolically healthy on any diet, from carnivore to vegan

  • How light, everyday exercises benefit you more than brutal workouts

  • How metabolic health holds the answer to most health, food, and fitness questions

Whether you’ve suffered from chronic diseases or want to prevent them decades from now, Stay off My Operating Table will help you take back control of your health from the institutions and experts that have failed you.

A doctor’s nutrition system to prevent and reverse disease

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Stay off My Operating Table: A Heart Surgeon’s Metabolic Health Guide to Lose Weight, Prevent Disease, and Feel Your Best Every Day

Published:

Nov 11, 2021

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The Clot Thickens: The Enduring Mystery of Heart Disease

“Malcolm Kendrick's masterly survey of the enduring mystery of heart disease reads like a detective story. With great verve he marshals the evidence for the two main contending theories, exonerates the presumed suspect and makes a formidable case for thrombogenesis (blood clotting) as the perpetrator. Witty, provocative and entertaining, 'The Clot Thickens' packs a powerful scientific punch. Highly recommended.”

Dr James Le Fanu
Doctor, journalist, author of ‘The Rise and Fall of Modern Medicine.’

“Malcolm Kendrick's new book brings to mind the quote from Thomas Huxley when he first learned of Darwin's theory of evolution: ‘how extremely stupid (of me) not to have thought of that’. What Kendrick presents is nothing less than a unifying theory of heart disease, that explains why everything from sickle cell disease to diabetes to a stressful lifestyle increases cardiovascular risk (and he does it with a large dollop of humour). After decades stuck in the blind alley that is the LDL hypothesis, this book is a revelation. It should be read by anyone with even a slight interest in understanding heart disease and what they can do to protect themselves from it.”
Dr Sebastian Rushworth
M.D. Sweden

This is a 150-year detective story with a cast of unrecognised heroes who may, finally, become known for their work on the true causes of heart disease. Exploring the truth about cholesterol - the apparently tried, and convicted, cause of millions of deaths from heart disease - with billions spent each year on lowering cholesterol with diet and drugs.

Is it possible that our villain was simply left holding the gun whilst the true culprits ran and hid? Have they escaped our clutches?

Dr Kendrick also introduces us to a range of other lesser known characters in this tale of selective reporting, data manipulation and intrigue. The true story of heart disease is out there, and the evidence has been brought together here - a scientific mystery for our time that is ready to unfold.

The Clot Thickens: The Enduring Mystery of Heart Disease

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Nov 2, 2021

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Ravenous: Otto Warburg, the Nazis, and the Search for the Cancer-Diet Connection

Sam Apple

The extraordinary story of the Nazi-era scientific genius who discovered how cancer cells eat―and what it means for how we should.


The Nobel laureate Otto Warburg―a cousin of the famous finance Warburgs―was widely regarded in his day as one of the most important biochemists of the twentieth century, a man whose research was integral to humanity’s understanding of cancer. He was also among the most despised figures in Nazi Germany. As a Jewish homosexual living openly with his male partner, Warburg represented all that the Third Reich abhorred. Yet Hitler and his top advisors dreaded cancer, and protected Warburg in the hope that he could cure it.


In Ravenous, Sam Apple reclaims Otto Warburg as a forgotten, morally compromised genius who pursued cancer single-mindedly even as Europe disintegrated around him. While the vast majority of Jewish scientists fled Germany in the anxious years leading up to World War II, Warburg remained in Berlin, working under the watchful eye of the dictatorship. With the Nazis goose-stepping their way across Europe, systematically rounding up and murdering millions of Jews, Warburg awoke each morning in an elegant, antiques-filled home and rode horses with his partner, Jacob Heiss, before delving into his research at the Kaiser Wilhelm Society.


Hitler and other Nazi leaders, Apple shows, were deeply troubled by skyrocketing cancer rates across the Western world, viewing cancer as an existential threat akin to Judaism or homosexuality. Ironically, they viewed Warburg as Germany’s best chance of survival. Setting Warburg’s work against an absorbing history of cancer science, Apple follows him as he arrives at his central belief that cancer is a problem of metabolism. Though Warburg’s metabolic approach to cancer was considered groundbreaking, his work was soon eclipsed in the early postwar era, after the discovery of the structure of DNA set off a search for the genetic origins of cancer.


Remarkably, Warburg’s theory has undergone a resurgence in our own time, as scientists have begun to investigate the dangers of sugar and the link between obesity and cancer, finding that the way we eat can influence how cancer cells take up nutrients and grow. Rooting his revelations in extensive archival research as well as dozens of interviews with today’s leading cancer authorities, 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.

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I read the full book and highly recommend it as a great mix of science and history that shows how difficult it is to do good science. The history of Hitler and vegetarian ideology is also really fascinating. The book doesn't cover too much the metabolic press/pulse ideas that are better covered in books like Tripping over the Truth by Travis Christofferson, but it reads similarly to books like The Fourth Fuel: Ketones.

Ravenous: Otto Warburg, the Nazis, and the Search for the Cancer-Diet Connection

Published:

May 25, 2021

Ranking:

10

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

Robert Lustig

The New York Times bestselling author of Fat Chance explains the eight pathologies that underlie all chronic disease, documents how processed food has impacted them to ruin our health, economy, and environment over the past 50 years, and proposes an urgent manifesto and strategy to cure both us and the planet.

Dr. Robert Lustig, a pediatric neuroendocrinologist who has long been on the cutting edge of medicine and science, challenges our current healthcare paradigm which has gone off the rails under the influence of Big Food, Big Pharma, and Big Government.

You can’t solve a problem if you don’t know what the problem is. One of Lustig’s singular gifts as a communicator is his ability to “connect the dots” for the general reader, in order to unpack the scientific data and concepts behind his arguments, as he tells the “real story of food” and “the story of real food.”

Metabolical weaves the interconnected strands of nutrition, health/disease, medicine, environment, and society into a completely new fabric by proving on a scientific basis a series of iconoclastic revelations, among them:

  • Medicine for chronic disease treats symptoms, not the disease itself

  • You can diagnose your own biochemical profile

  • Chronic diseases are not "druggable," but they are "foodable"

  • Processed food isn’t just toxic, it’s addictive

  • The war between vegan and keto is a false war—the combatants are on the same side

  • Big Food, Big Pharma, and Big Government are on the other side

Making the case that food is the only lever we have to effect biochemical change to improve our health, Lustig explains what to eat based on two novel criteria: protect the liver, and feed the gut. He insists that if we do not fix our food and change the way we eat, we will continue to court chronic disease, bankrupt healthcare, and threaten the planet. But there is hope: this book explains what’s needed to fix all three.


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I read the full book and would recommend it - however it does have lots of advice to eat fiber despite citing the Stefansson 1928 study where two people survived without fiber. 

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

Published:

May 4, 2021

Ranking:

8

The Dietitian's Dilemma: What would you do if your health was restored by doing the opposite of everything you were taught?

Michelle Hurn

After years on a high carbohydrate diet, intense running sessions, struggling with an eating disorder, and feeling the throes of anxiety & depression, Michelle knew she needed to make a change. Does the “One size fits all” food pyramid work for everyone? Are there other options, such as a low carbohydrate or ketogenic diet that may mitigate our risk for metabolic illness and restore us to health? Could this way of eating reverse diabetes, alleviate depression, pave the way to heal eating disorders, allow us to age gracefully, and prevent heart disease? Why as a nation is our health failing, and why aren’t the nutrition guidelines updating with the science? Registered Dietitian, Michelle Hurn, dives in and offers easy to read information while covering the latest research and clinical studies. In addition, personal testimonies and actionable next steps offer hope and inspiration for you on your health journey.

The Dietitian's Dilemma: What would you do if your health was restored by doing the opposite of everything you were taught?

Published:

Jan 26, 2021

Ranking:

10

How my Immune System beat cancer: Fasting, Juicing, Ketogenic diet, Breathing, Exercise, Meditation and other non-toxic therapies

Fred Evrard

We have become a pro-cancer society and our environment (internal and external) is both the cause of diseases and the key to our health. Most of what industrials sell us is carcinogenic, from the toxic processed food and food-by products, pesticides, food preservatives, antibiotics in our meat, plastic particles in our water, mercury in our fish, air, water and soils pollution, stress, lack of physical activities, toxic relationships, over consumption of medical drugs, over-vaccinations, hours of seating in front of a screen, and much more… Yes, we have become a sick and pro-cancer society. But the good news is, it is easy to make just a few changes to improve our health and our lives.In September 2020, a few weeks before my 48th birthday, I was diagnosed with stage-3 genetic colon cancer. Against all odds, I took a leap of faith and decided to treat myself naturally, without destroying my body or my immune system. This book will teach you how I did it.

How my Immune System beat cancer: Fasting, Juicing, Ketogenic diet, Breathing, Exercise, Meditation and other non-toxic therapies

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Jan 12, 2021

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The Case for Keto: Rethinking Weight Control and the Science and Practice of Low-Carb/High-Fat Eating

Gary Taubes

After a century of misunderstanding the differences between diet, weight control, and health, The Case for Keto revolutionizes how we think about healthy eating--from the best-selling author of Why We Get Fat and The Case Against Sugar.

Based on twenty years of investigative reporting and interviews with 100 practicing physicians who embrace the keto lifestyle as the best prescription for their patients' health, Gary Taubes gives us a manifesto for the twenty-first-century fight against obesity and diabetes.

For years, health organizations have preached the same rules for losing weight: restrict your calories, eat less, exercise more. So why doesn't it work for everyone? Taubes, whose seminal book Good Calories, Bad Calories and cover stories for The New York Times Magazine changed the way we look at nutrition and health, sets the record straight.

The Case for Keto puts the ketogenic diet movement in the necessary historical and scientific perspective. It makes clear the vital misconceptions in how we've come to think about obesity and diet (no, people do not become fat simply because they eat too much; hormones play the critical role) and uses the collected clinical experience of the medical community to provide essential practical advice.

Taubes reveals why the established rules about eating healthy might be the wrong approach to weight loss for millions of people, and how low-carbohydrate, high-fat/ketogenic diets can help so many of us achieve and maintain a healthy weight for life.

The Case for Keto: Rethinking Weight Control and the Science and Practice of Low-Carb/High-Fat Eating

Published:

Dec 29, 2020

Ranking:

10

End Your Carb Confusion: A Simple Guide to Customize Your Carb Intake for Optimal Health

Amy Berger
Eric Westman

Move from carb confusion to carb confidence!

Overwhelmed by the avalanche of information out there about diets and health? Tired of spending time and money following complicated and expensive plans and protocols that don’t deliver the results you want? Would a strict ketogenic diet be best for you? But what if you can’t imagine life without fruit or bread? Why won’t someone just make all this diet stuff simple?

They have! Eric Westman, MD, has over twenty years of experience as an internal medicine doctor and obesity medicine specialist. He’s helped patients at his Keto Medicine Clinic at Duke University lose over 26,000 pounds and reverse conditions like type 2 diabetes, PCOS, high blood pressure, and more. In End Your Carb Confusion, he shares his time-tested and science-backed strategy with YOU! 

If you’ve spent years doing “all the right things” but you’re still dealing with excess weight, diabetes, heartburn, joint pain, fatigue, skin problems, or other issues, End Your Carb Confusion is the GPS you need to help you navigate your way from frustrated and disappointed to empowered and successful. Find the level of carbohydrate intake that’s right for you now, and then learn how to switch gears to a higher- or lower-carb diet when the time is right. Dr. Westman gives you the information you need to start reclaiming your health today—no complicated and confusing scientific gobbledygook, only exactly what you need to understand how you got to where you are (hint—it’s not your fault!) and, more important, how to get to where you want to be.

You shouldn’t need a PhD, a private chef, and a million dollars to lose weight and get healthy. The simple, straightforward plan laid out in End Your Carb Confusion fits into any lifestyle, whether you shop at an organic co-op or a discount chain and will help you reach your goals whether you prefer gourmet meals or fast food. No matter where you’re starting from, End Your Carb Confusion can lead you to your destination—a renewed body, mind, and spirit.

End Your Carb Confusion: A Simple Guide to Customize Your Carb Intake for Optimal Health

Published:

Dec 15, 2020

Ranking:

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My Unremarkable Brain: A Fat-Fueled Adventure into the World of Epilepsy and the Ketogenic Diet

David Moore Robinson

Can food heal some of the most complex medical conditions? My Unremarkable Brain: A Fat-Fueled Adventure into the World of Epilepsy and the Ketogenic Diet is a hilarious and inspiring book, where serial dieter and middle-aged “fathlete” David Robinson takes readers on a ride into the strange and surprising world of American health culture. 

At the age of forty, after living for over a decade with epilepsy, David decided to put his brain to the task of figuring out the best way to eat and live. What he discovered was a community of medical experts, thought leaders, and regular folks gathered around the keto diet: a much-reviled “fad diet” that is in fact a proven, 100-year old medical treatment for epilepsy and other brain disorders.

In this book you’ll learn:

  • How current dietary guidelines don’t serve the health needs of most Americans.

  • To embrace food and lifestyle choices as part of an empowered, health-oriented lifestyle.

  • To advocate and think outside the box for medical treatment.

By interviewing the top authorities in the field, along with regular people who are using diet and lifestyle to improve their health, Robinson discovers a set of principles that anyone can use to maximize their wellness and live their best lives.

My Unremarkable Brain: A Fat-Fueled Adventure into the World of Epilepsy and the Ketogenic Diet

Published:

Dec 12, 2020

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Carnivore Cure: The Ultimate Elimination Diet to Attain Optimal Health and Heal Your Body

Judy Cho

Carnivore Cure is the first elimination protocol to explain how to adopt a meat-based diet to bring about healing. Get back to optimal health by finding the perfect foods to fuel your individual body.

Most elimination diets work to an extent but fail to consider all the individual, physical symptoms, and food sensitivities. Most elimination diets remove processed foods and additives but fail to remove plant-based toxins that can contribute to disease.

Until now.

Introducing, Carnivore Cure.

You start with meats that have the least number of allergens and sensitivities. Once you reach a baseline of health, then you can incorporate other meats that may have previously caused a sensitivity. As you heal the gut, if you choose to, you can slowly add back plant-based foods.

Carnivore Cure will allow you to figure out what plant-based foods can work for your body in the long term. The Carnivore Cure will support you to find your happy medium by focusing on meat-based diet while incorporating the safest plants with most food intolerances considered.

This book provides you a step by step protocol to optimal health while also providing you extensive nutritional information and support for a meat-based diet, including debunking nutrition misinformation and providing lifestyle support through the lens of holistic health.

YOU CAN HEAL. Because the right food is medicine.

Eliminate the wrong foods and eat the right foods for you, and you alone. Take your life back with the Carnivore Cure.

Carnivore Cure: The Ultimate Elimination Diet to Attain Optimal Health and Heal Your Body

Published:

Dec 2, 2020

Ranking:

10

Gut and Physiology Syndrome: Natural Treatment for Allergies, Autoimmune Illness, Arthritis, Gut Problems, Fatigue, Hormonal Problems, Neurological Disease and More

Natasha Campbell-McBride

The long-awaited companion volume to Gut & Psychology Syndrome, the book that launched the GAPS diet, which has been translated into 22 languages and sold more than 300,000 copies.

Since the publication of the first GAPS book, Gut and Psychology Syndrome, in 2004, the GAPS concept has become a global phenomenon. People all over the world have been using the GAPS Nutritional Protocol for healing from physical and mental illnesses.

The first GAPS book focused on learning disabilities and mental illness. This new book, Gut and Physiology Syndrome, focuses on the rest of the human body and completes the GAPS concept. Allergies, autoimmune illness, digestive problems, neurological and endocrine problems, asthma, eczema, chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia, psoriasis and chronic cystitis, arthritis and many other chronic degenerative illnesses are covered. Dr. Campbell-McBride believes that the link between physical and mental health, the food and drink that we take, and the condition of our digestive system is absolute. The clinical experience of many holistic doctors supports this position.

Gut and Physiology Syndrome: Natural Treatment for Allergies, Autoimmune Illness, Arthritis, Gut Problems, Fatigue, Hormonal Problems, Neurological Disease and More

Published:

Nov 23, 2020

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Eat Well or Die Slowly: Guide to Metabolic Health

How can you take control of your own health? Are you sick and tired of taking more and more medication without feeling any better? Medical researcher and scientific author, Estrelita van Rensburg, explains, using clear illustrations and language we all understand, how bad science and misinformation leads us down the road to insulin-resistance, the precursor of illness and chronic disease.This book will shake the foundations of standard nutritional advice and demonstrate how this leads to lifestyle diseases such as obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure (hypertension), dementia and cancer. Issy Warrack experienced a mental and physical health transformation after changing to a healthy eating programme. She explores traditional farming methods and how mega farms and highly processed fake foods loaded with sugar impact our diet and our health. Find clear guidelines of how to replace your low-fat food focus and embrace a healthy-fat, low-carb way of life.By the end of EAT WELL OR DIE SLOWLY you will know exactly the reasons for your bad health, including low mood, and the changes you need to make. The book will teach you how to start living life to the fullest, lose weight and feel rejuvenated with stacks of energy.Take control of your own health and get YOUR GUIDE TO METABOLIC HEALTH now!

Eat Well or Die Slowly: Guide to Metabolic Health

Published:

Sep 9, 2020

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Ketones, The Fourth Fuel: Warburg to Krebs to Veech, the 250 Year Journey to Find the Fountain of Youth

Travis Christofferson

In The Fourth Fuel, science writer Travis Christofferson weaves a fascinating narrative of humanities quest to understand how our bodies produce energy—transporting us on a scientific expedition from the past to the present—across early modern Europe to modern laboratories spanning the globe. The reader is taken on a riveting and revelatory journey that follows Nobel Prize-winning scientists from the 19th and 20th centuries as they map the pathways and cycles that comprise human metabolism. The reader is left with a new and lasting appreciation for the silent chemical motion that keeps us alive and healthy. Ultimately, the narrative arrives at a remarkable discovery that rewrites everything we thought we knew about metabolism—with profound therapeutic consequences. Coming back to the present, Christofferson reminds us that Americans are sicker than they have ever been. Heart disease, cancer, dementia, obesity and type 2 diabetes are rapidly becoming the norm. Yet we are presented with a revelation: the realization that we all have a potent, and easy-to-access hybrid metabolism that generates a different fuel—the fourth fuel—that “supercharges” our metabolism in a way that slows aging and by-passes the metabolic dysfunction that leads to the multitude of diseases that plague modern society.

Ketones, The Fourth Fuel: Warburg to Krebs to Veech, the 250 Year Journey to Find the Fountain of Youth

Published:

Aug 13, 2020

Ranking:

10

Why We Get Sick: The Hidden Epidemic at the Root of Most Chronic Disease―and How to Fight It

Ben 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.

We are sick. Around the world, we struggle with diseases that were once considered rare. Cancer, heart disease, Alzheimer’s disease, and diabetes affect millions each year; many people are also struggling with hypertension, weight gain, fatty liver, dementia, low testosterone, menstrual irregularities and infertility, and more. We treat the symptoms, not realizing that all of these diseases and disorders have something in common.

Each of them is caused or made worse by a condition known as insulin resistance. And you might have it. Odds are you do—over half of all adults in the United States are insulin resistant, with most other countries either worse or not far behind.

In Why We Get Sick, internationally renowned scientist and pathophysiology professor Benjamin Bikman explores why insulin resistance has become so prevalent and why it matters. Unless we recognize it and take steps to reverse the trend, major chronic diseases will be even more widespread. But reversing insulin resistance is possible, and Bikman offers an evidence-based plan to stop and prevent it, with helpful food lists, meal suggestions, easy exercise principles, and more. Full of surprising research and practical advice, Why We Get Sick will help you to take control of your health.

Why We Get Sick: The Hidden Epidemic at the Root of Most Chronic Disease―and How to Fight It

Published:

Jul 23, 2020

Ranking:

10

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