What are you reading? book suggestions for health and fitness

What are you reading? book suggestions for health and fitness

I like books and reading.  As a child I visited my local library weekly, and I still do.

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I receive a weekly email newsletter about new books, music, and videos available at my local library. I reserve material and receive a notice when it’s available.  I have shared some of them  here .

 

A Natural Woman, a memoir by singer/songwriter Carole King

Working Stiff, a memoir by medical examiner Dr. Judy Melinek

 

a highlight of my tour of New York City

 

 

Here are some books that  sound interesting.

 

 

 

 

 

The China Study: The Most Comprehensive Study of Nutrition Ever Conducted And the Startling Implications for Diet, Weight Loss, And Long-term Health 

by  T. Colin Campbell, 2006

Referred to as the “Grand Prix of epidemiology” by The New York Times, this study examines more than 350 variables of health and nutrition with surveys from 6,500 adults in more than 2,500 counties across China and Taiwan, and conclusively demonstrates the link between nutrition and heart disease, diabetes, and cancer.

 

HEART HEALTH

 

While revealing that proper nutrition can have a dramatic effect on reducing and reversing these ailments as well as curbing obesity, this text calls into question the practices of many of the current dietary programs, such as the Atkins diet, that are widely popular in the West.

 

Do No Harm

Stories of Life, Death, and Brain Surgery

MRI OF THE BRAIN
an MRI image of the human brain (photo from Pixabay)

by Dr. Henry Marsh, 2015

 

A leading neurosurgeon offers a revealing look into his life and work, discussing the triumphs, disasters, and regrets of a medical practice that carries grave risks and often requires agonizing decisions.

 

 

 

 

 

Sex, Food, Love, and Being Comfortable in your Skin…every Inch of It

by  Brittany Gibbons, 2015

someone standing on a scaleA plus-sized blogger shares anecdotes about her life as a weird, overweight girl growing up in rural Ohio, including stories about dating, relationships, dieting, and finally accepting her curves.

 

 

 

 

Grain of Truth

The Real Case for and Against Wheat and Glutendrawings of wheat stalks

by  Stephen H. Yafa, 2015

Analyzes the current trend against wheat consumption, tracing its role in history and science to share facts about how wheat has been wrongly demonized and holds an important and nutritious role in dietary health

 

 

 

 

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