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The Complete Guide to Fasting

The Complete Guide to Fasting: Heal Your Body Through Intermittent, Alternate-Day, and Extended Fasting © 2016 Jason Fung 304 pages The Complete Guide to Fasting introduces readers to fasting as a health practice for weight loss, diabetes reversal, and general health … Continue reading

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10% Human

10% Human: How Your Body’s Microbes Hold the Key to Health and Happiness© 2015 Alanna Collen336 pages Walt Whitman wasn’t thinking of bacteria when he mused — “I am large, I contain multitudes” — but Alanna Collen could have gotten … Continue reading

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Salt, Sugar, Fat

Salt, Sugar, Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us© 2013 Michael Moss480 pages Between the fresh produce, meat, and dairy sections that ring the perimeter of the average supermarket,  millions of unique foodstuffs are offered and advertised. But their apparent … Continue reading

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Why We Get Fat

Why We Get Fat: and What To Do About It© 2011, 2012 Gary Taubes267 pages The secret of weight, we are told, is as simple as physics, as the laws of thermodynamics. If we take in more energy in eating … Continue reading

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Why We Get Sick

Why We Get Sick: the New Science of Darwinian Medicine© 1994 Randolph M. Nesse, M.D; George C. Wiliams, Ph.D.290 pages Years ago I read an exceptional book on evolution by David Sloan Wilson. I say exceptional because it advocated for … Continue reading

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Catching Fire

Catching Fire: How Cooking Made Us Human © 2009 Richard Wrangham309 pages Cooking has created a great many fantastic dish throughout the centuries, but Richard Wrangham holds that the culinary art’s greatest triumph is us — humanity, for the advent of … Continue reading

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Fast Food Nation

Fast Food Nation: the Dark Side of the All-American Meal© 2001 Eric Schlosser362 pages I underestimated Fast Food Nation. I’d expected a heated attack on the subject from a nutritional standpoint, but Eric Schlosser’s history and overview of fast food’s … Continue reading

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In Defense of Food

In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto© 2009 Michael Pollan256 pages Michael Pollan’s seminal work, The Omnivore’s Dilemma, established that there’s no such thing as a free, or even a cheap, lunch.  The low-cost processed foods that the American diet … Continue reading

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Beginning Runner’s Handbook

The Beginning Runner’s Handbook: The Proven 13-Week Walk-Run Program© 1999 Ian MacNeill168 pages As mentioned prior, I committed myself to an active lifestyle back in late August or early September, and began  a daily habit of exercise, choosing to go … Continue reading

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