Books I love

If you have enjoyed the content of this website and would like to read a little more about some of the topics I have written about, you are sure to enjoy the following books! And yes….I’ve read them all.

Good Calories, Bad Calories by Gary Taubes;

By far the most well researched book I’ve read. It is an “expose” of sorts, revealing the truth behind the controversial science of diet and health. A truly amazing book – but be warned, it takes a bit to get through! He has come out with a new book called

 “Why we get fat and what to do about it”.  This is a MUCH easier read and is chock full of great information! If you don’t feel like reading a tome, this one is a better choice.

The Paleo Solution Diet by Robb Wolf;

An excellent book and an easy (and comical) read! Robb also provides some great recipes and recommendations for exercise as well.

The Primal Blueprint by Mark Sisson;

This is one of my favourites. It’s extremely well written and well referenced. Anyone who is interested in “the original human diet”will love this book!

The Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollen;

Quite possibly one of my all time favourite books. No specific diet recommendations really, just a plea for the joy of real food written in an interesting and thought-provoking way. (you’ll never look at corn the same way again!)

In Defense of Food by Michael Pollen;

Just as good as Omnivores Dilemma but presented as a more practical “how to” guide. This book is what made his quote “Eat food, not too much, mostly plants” famous.

Food Rules by Michael Pollen;

Yes, one more Michael Pollen book – but if you don’t love to read, this one is for you! It’s more of a list of simple rules written with truth and humour. For example – “Food that arrives through your window is not food”! A great read!

Food Politics by Marion Nestle;

Marion Nestle is a renowned Nutritionist who won the James Beard Foundation Award for Excellence for this book. Her account of the politics behind government recommendations is both fascinating and disgusting. If you believe that the government has our best interest in mind when making food recommendations, this book will open your eyes. I do not agree with all of her food recommendations, but the stories of politics and lobbying in the government are truly worth the read.

Fast Food Nation by Eric Schlosser;

If you haven’t read it – read it. That simple. An amazing book.

Lights out – Sleep, Sugar and Survival by T.S. Wiley;

If you feel like you are doing everything right but just can’t lose the excess fat (especially belly fat), read this book. It is a fascinating read that teaches us our biological make up has not changed enough to keep up with an artificially illuminated world. It will change how you feel about sleep and sugar forever.

The Hormone Diet by Natasha Turner, ND;

A simple to read book that does an excellent job at explaining how all our hormones are interconnected. Although I don’t agree with all of her diet recommendations, it’s certainly a great start!!

Fat, It’s Not What You Think by Connie Leas;

An excellent book that does a great job at breaking down exactly what makes up a fat and what the heck makes it “good” or “bad”. If you have ever purchased something just because it was “low-fat”, do yourself a favour and read this book before you do it again!

The Way We Eat and Why Our Food Choices Matter by Peter Singer and Jim Mason;

Exactly what it sounds like it would be about. A must read for anyone who cares about ethical food choices. Well written, thoughtful and philosophical, not at all preachy.


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