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Our Book Recommendations:

Keto Clarity – Jimmy Moore/ Dr. Westman

Leading health blogger Jimmy Moore and researcher and internist Dr. Eric C. Westman join forces again to explain the powerful therapeutic effects of a ketogenic diet—one that combines a customized carbohydrate restriction, moderation of protein intake, and real food-based fats—which is emerging in the scientific literature as a means for improving a wide range of diseases, from Type 2 diabetes to Alzheimer’s and more. Simply eating a low-carb diet alone isn’t enough, and Moore and Westman tell you why.


Sugar Free: 8 weeks to Freedom From Sugar /Karen Thompson

Are you a sugar addict? Do you crave sweet treats, bread, pasta and sauce-laden food? Do you experience lethargy and mood swings as a result of blood glucose spikes and dips? Does your weight seesaw unmanageably?


The Complete Guide to Fasting- Dr Fung/ Jimmy Moore

Thousands of books have been written about the latest and greatest diets that will help people lose weight and improve health. But a key element in any successful nutritional health program is a tried-and-true method that most people haven’t thought about—yet it could be revolutionary for taking health to the next level. This ancient secret is fasting.


The Obesity Code: Unlocking the Secrets of Weight Loss

Everything you believe about how to lose weight is wrong. Weight gain and obesity are driven by hormones—in everyone—and only by understanding the effects of insulin and insulin resistance can we achieve lasting weight loss.


Eat Bacon, Don’t Jog – Grant Peterson

In Eat Bacon, Don’t Jog, Petersen upends the last 30 years of conventional health wisdom to offer a clear path to weight loss and fitness. In more than 100 short, compelling directives, Eat Bacon, Don’t Jog shows why we should drop the carbs, embrace fat, and hang up our running shoes, with the latest science to back up its claims.


The Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate Performance , Volek/Phinney MD

Carbohydrate restricted diets are commonly practiced but seldom taught. As a result, doctors, dietitians, nutritionists, and nurses may have strong opinions about low carbohydrate dieting, but in many if not most cases, these views are not grounded in science.


Brain Maker, Perlmutter MD

In BRAIN MAKER, Dr. Perlmutter explains the potent interplay between intestinal microbes and the brain, describing how the microbiome develops from birth and evolves based on lifestyle choices, how it can become “sick,” and how nurturing gut health through a few easy strategies can alter your brain’s destiny for the better. With simple dietary recommendations and a highly practical program of six steps to improving gut ecology, BRAIN MAKER opens the door to unprecedented brain health potential.


Good Calories, Bad Calories, Gary Taubes PhD

For decades we have been taught that fat is bad for us, carbohydrates better, and that the key to a healthy weight is eating less and exercising more. Yet despite this advice, we have seen unprecedented epidemics of obesity and diabetes. Taubes argues that the problem lies in refined carbohydrates, like white flour, easily digested starches, and sugars, and that the key to good health is the kind of calories we take in, not the number. In this groundbreaking book, award-winning science writer Gary Taubes shows us that almost everything we believe about the nature of a healthy diet is wrong.


Grain Brain, Perlmutter MD

Dr. Perlmutter is not just against sliced white bread – he’s against our eating 100% whole wheat loaves and has a dim view of carbohydrates in general. He agrees with authors who’ve blamed our carbohydrate-laden diets on the diabetes and obesity epidemics but accuses them of ignoring the damage these diets do to our brains. He promises in this book to explain how grains and other carbohydrates are responsible for diseases ranging from depression to Alzheimer’s disease.


A Low Carbohydrate, Ketogenic Diet Manual, Westman MD

Describing the practical details of a low carbohydrate, ketogenic diet as used by nutritional and medical professionals.


The New Atkins For A New You, Westman MD

Think you know the Atkins Diet? Think Again. The New Atkins is Powerful – Learn how to eat the wholesome foods that will turn your body into an amazing fat-burning machine.  Easy – The updated and simplified program was created with you and your goals in mind. Healthy – Atkins is about eating delicious and healthy food — a variety of protein, leafy greens and other vegetables, nuts, fruits, and whole grains. Flexible – Perfect for busy lifestyles: you can stick with Atkins at work, at home, on vacation, when you’re eating out — wherever you are.  Backed by Science – More than 50 studies support the low-carb science behind Atkins.


Wheat Belly, Davis MD

Every day, over 200 million Americans consume food products made of wheat. As a result, over 100 million of them experience some form of adverse health effect, ranging from minor rashes and high blood sugar to the unattractive stomach bulges that preventive cardiologist William Davis calls “wheat bellies.” According to Davis, that excess fat has nothing to do with gluttony, sloth, or too much butter: It’s due to the whole grain wraps we eat for lunch.  (Check out the Wheat Belly Cookbook)


Why We Get Fat, Taubes PhD

Building upon his critical work in Good Calories, Bad Calories and presenting fresh evidence for his claim, Gary Taubes revisits the urgent question of what’s making us fat—and how we can change.

Link Recommendations:

The Sugar Free Revolution

Sugar Free Revolution founder, Karen Thomson, launched the online program and blog in 2014. Karen, a recovering cocaine and sugar addict and founder of the Harmony Eating & Lifestyle Program, identified a need for a support network and program for those people trying to kick a sugar or carbohydrate addiction.


Diet Doctor

Regaining health in a sick world requires thinking and acting differently. It requires trusting not in corporate propaganda or old misinformation, but in nature. In the power of your own body to return to its natural state, given the right environment.


Obesity Medical Association

We are the clinical leaders in obesity medicine who work to advance the prevention, treatment, and reversal of the disease of obesity.

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