• Primal Body, Primal Mind – Beyond the Paleo Diet, Nora T. Gedgaudas, CNS, CNT – This is my go-to bible for any questions related to nutrition – finally, someone who gets it! Nora Gedgaudas shows how our modern grain, carbohydrate heavy, and low-fat diets are a far cry from the high-fat, moderate-protein hunter-gatherer diets we are genetically programmed for. She demonstrates how a grain based diet leads not only to lifelong weight gain but also to cravings, mood disorders, cognitive problems, and “diseases of civilization”–such as cancer, osteoporosis, metabolic syndrome (insulin resistance), heart disease, and mental illness.
  • The Paleo Diet, Loren Cordain, Ph.D. – The book focuses upon the evolutionary and anthropological basis for diet. Dr. Loren Cordain demonstrates how, by eating your fill of lean meats and fish, non-starchy vegetables and fresh fruits, you can lose weight and prevent and treat heart disease, cancer, osteoporosis, metabolic syndrome, and many other illnesses.
  • The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals, Michael Pollan – Do you know how your food is grown, processed, and the history and politics behind it? This book will change forever the way you think about our country’s food production and the perils of its consumption.
  • Grain Brain – Renowned neurologist David Perlmutter, MD, describes why carbs are destroying your brain. And not just unhealthy carbs, but even supposedly “healthy” ones like whole grains can cause dementia, ADHD, anxiety, chronic headaches, depression, and much more. Dr. Perlmutter explains why your brain thrives on fat and cholesterol, and how you can spur the growth of new brain cells at any age.
  • Brain Maker –  The Power of Gut Microbes to Heal and Protect Your Brain–for Life; neurologist David Perlmutter, MD. Astonishing new research is revealing that the health of your brain is, to an extraordinary degree, dictated by the state of your microbiome – the vast population of organisms that live in your body and outnumber your own cells ten to one. What’s taking place in your intestines today is determining your risk for any number of brain-related conditions.
  • Defending Beef, Nicollette Hahn Niman – Hahn Niman, a former vegetarian, argues that cattle are not inherently bad for either the Earth or our own nutritional health. In fact, properly managed livestock play an essential role in maintaining grassland ecosystems by functioning as surrogates for herds of wild ruminants that once covered the globe. She methodically evaluates health claims made against beef, demonstrating that such claims have proven false.
  • Syndrome X, Jack Callem, Burton Berkson, M.D., and Melissa Diane Smith
  • Wheat Belly, William Davis, MD – Dr. William Davis, a cardiologist and author of the book “Wheat Belly” explains how our bodies were not designed to digest grains, and the disastrous effects on the human body as a result of their consumption. If you think the “Grain Free” diet craze is just that, another fad, then his book might just change your mind. He writes with a flowing humorous style that keeps you entertained.
  • Nutrition and Physical Degeneration, Weston A. Price, DDS
  • Overcoming Thyroid Problems, David Brownstein, M.D.
  • Syndrome X, Jack Callem, Burton Berkson, M.D., and Melissa Diane Smith
  • Dr. Atkins’ New Diet Revolution, Robert C. Atkins, M.D.