Information is power and these books will provide you with inspiration and knowledge on health related issues.
I highly recommend the following books:
“The China Study: The Most Comprehensive Study of Nutrition Ever Conducted and the Startling Implications for Diet, Weight Loss and Long-Term Health” – T. Colin Campbell, 2006
- Written by someone raised on a dairy farm, the surprising conclusions from years of scientific research on diet and chronic disease include: the less food you eat from animal sources, the better your long-term health.
“Food Inc.: A Participant Guide: How Industrial Food is Making us Sicker, Fatter and Poorer – And What You Can Do About It” – Karl Weber and Participant Productions, eds., 2008
“Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease: The Revolutionary, Scientifically Proven, Nutrition-Based Cure” – Caldwell B. Esselstyn, 2008
- Compelling information about the power of dietary change alone to reverse known heart disease and promote optimal health.
“How Doctors Think” – Jerome Groopman, 2008
- Similar information to “Overtreated”, this time from a doctor’s perspective; no less disturbing for the medical consumer/patient.
“Our Daily Meds: How the Pharmaceutical Companies Transformed Themselves into Slick Marketing Machines and Hooked the Nation on Prescription Drugs” – Melody Petersen, 2008.
- The title speaks for itself! Required reading for anyone who’s ever taken a prescription drug, or knows someone who has.
“Overtreated: Why Too Much Medicine Is Making Us Sicker and Poorer” – Shannon Brownlee, 2008
- Eye-opening information about the market forces behind decision-making in American medical practices.
“In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto” – Michael Pollan, 2008
- The sad transformation of our grocery shelves from food to foodlike substances, and how the new focus on nutrients rather than real/whole foods is impacting our health.
“Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal” – Eric Schlosser, 2001
- A riveting and disturbing account of how and why the fast-food industry is destroying our health.