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Recommended Books To Read

So, here is my list of recommended books to read which deals with diabetes and health. In contrast, the book list does not include fiction or other subjects not related to health. In fact, the books on this page are the ones I have read.

Up to the present time, the book reading list is a continuous work in progress. As soon as I read a book, it will be added. Above all, some of the authors have published many books and are on my to read list.

Bear with me and in the meantime check out some of the books. In general, you can get them at the library or click on my links from Amazon. As an illustration, there are many authors that talk about their books on YouTube, click on the videos for a quick preview.

In short, a review or YouTube video is not the same as reading a book. So to understand the authors message, better to read the book.


To clarify, I do not own any of the video clips used on this site. The legal rights belong to the legal copyright holders of said content. I have used them under the ‘fair use’ policy and have done so for entertainment and educational purposes only. I want to help you manage your type 2 diabetes naturally.

Alzheimer’s Disease


The Alzheimer’s Solution by Dean and Ayesha Sherzai is a book about hope and science. One of the fastest growing diseases is cured without supplements. Is Alzheimer disease a hopeless disease? Watch this video a prelude to their book. Oh and get the book.



The Alzheimer’s Solution: A Breakthrough Program to Prevent and Reverse the Symptoms of Cognitive Decline at Every Age, Dean Sherzai, Ayesha Sherzai, HarperOne, Jan. 29, 2019.






Diabetes Mellitus: A risk factor for Alzheimer’s Disease, Yusaku Nakabeppu, Toshiharu Ninomiya, Springer, May 7, 2019.






Glucose Metabolism in the Brain, Volume 51 (International Review of Neurobiology), Donard Dwyer, Academic Press, November 4, 2002.



A standard reference, easy to understand text that explains terms in simple English.  A perfect text for those studying biochemistry. Edition 31.




Harper’s Illustrated Biochemistry Thirty First Edition McGraw-Hill Education, Victor W. Rodwell, David Bender, Kathleen M. Botham, Peter J Kennelly, P Anthony Weil, May 18, 2018.



Michael Backes, is a leading expert and advocate of medical cannabis.  Featured at the Malibu Library Speaker Series on July 15, 2015. A lead up to his book published in 2017 “Cannabis Pharmacy: The Practical Guide to Medical Marijuana” offers an fact-based guide on the chemistry and applications of medical cannabis. Interestingly, it has an effect on insulin and diabetes.  In the video he goes over the history of how cannabis became the medical phenomena that it is today. Watch the video and check out the book.


Cannabis Pharmacy: The Practical Guide to Medical Marijuana, Revised and Updated, Michael Backes, Black Dog & Leventhal, November 14, 2017.






Handbook of Cannabis,  Roger Pertwee,  Oxford University Press; Reprint edition, August 12, 2016.

CannaBiDiol CBD






The CBD Oil Miracle: Manage Pain, Improve Your Mood, Boost Your Brain, Fight Inflammation, Clear Your Skin, Strengthen Your Heart, and Sleep Better with the Healing Power of CBD Oil, Laura Lagano, Castle Point Books, March 26, 2019.


Dr. Rachna Patel says the industry is unregulated and who can you trust, 70 percent of the industry does not have CBD in the product. She teaches her patients how to use the product and buy CBD oil. She has many YouTube videos and a website. Check her out and read her book.



The CBD Oil Solution: Treat Chronic Pain, Anxiety, Insomnia, and More-without the High, Rachna Patel, Alpha, March 5, 2019.

Coffee and Tea






Coffee: Emerging Health Effects and Disease Prevention (Institute of Food Technologists Series Book 62), Yi-Fang Chu, Wiley-Blackwell, January 24, 2012.






Coffee in Health and Disease Prevention, Victor R. Preedy, Academic Press, November 17, 2014.






Green Tea Polyphenols: Nutraceuticals of Modern Life, by Lekh R. Juneja, Mahendra P. Kapoor, Tsutomu Okubo, Theertham Rao, CRC Press, May 21, 2013.



Dr. Malcolm Kendrick says that there are too many studies and Cholesterol is another one. The cholesterol hypothesis is wrong. Once everyone believed this and then Big Pharma cut in and made drugs and the drugs killed more people than it cured. 60’s 70’s and 80’s was known as the BS period. Cholesterol does not cause heart disease, albeit the body does produce cholesterol and you can get an abundance from eggs. So what. We now have statins. WTF. Statins were discovered by accident…. Billions and billions of $ profit for Big Pharma.  Sarcastic fun and a must read book.


The Great Cholesterol Con: The Truth About What Really Causes Heart Disease and How to Avoid It, Dr. Malcolm Kendrick, John Blake; Updated edition, October 1 2008.


The Great Cholesterol Myth Now Includes 100 Recipes for Preventing and Reversing Heart Disease: Why Lowering Your Cholesterol Won’t Prevent Heart Disease-and the Statin-Free Plan that Will, Jonny Bowden, Stephen Sinatra, Deirdre Rawlings, Fair Winds Press; Reprint edition, August 15, 2015.


Stress increases cortisol, lowering testosterone, increasing fatigue and body fat. A regular sleep cycle will improve cortisol management. A sleep cycle is 90 minutes so plan a set
number of cycles 6,  7.5, and 9 hours. Research shows that 20% protein, 50% carbohydrate and 30% fat is the best ratio for weight loss and weight maintenance. For other dieters adjust accordingly. A low carb diet would be 20, 20 and 60.  If you are having problems with stress read this book.


The Cortisol Connection Diet: The Breakthrough Program to Control Stress and Lose Weight, Shawn Talbott, Hunter House; 1 edition, September 20, 2004.



Do you want to be superhuman? You need to have the perfect amount of autophagy not too much and not too little. Too much fasting will disrupt the cycle. The video is perfect timing for the release of Siim Land’s  book Metabolic Autophagy.   He has a website and many YouTube videos.  Fascinating book and a must read to take it to the next level.



Metabolic Autophagy: Practice Intermittent Fasting and Resistance Training to Build Muscle and Promote Longevity, Siim Land, Independently published, February 10, 2019.


This was the first book I read on my health journey from Brad Pilon he was ahead of most people health wise back in 2007 and says 1) Prolonged caloric restriction is the only proven nutritional method of weight loss and 2) Human beings (nutritionally speaking) can only be in one of the following states: fed or fasted. That’s it. In my opinion these are the only two facts that are undeniable. Everything else is open for debate. This is the problem with nutrition today – it’s made out to be so complicated and confusing that nobody knows what to believe.  See this video in his talk with Heightened Living.


Eat Stop Eat Expanded Edition, Brad Pilon, Self-published, 2007.






ONE MEAL A DAY Intermittent Fasting: The Powerful Secret of the OMAD Diet for Extreme Weight Loss, Logan Wolf, Independently published, September 12, 2018.

Dr. Bernstein


Dr. Bernstein is a type 1 diabetic, was an engineer now Medical Doctor, Diabetologist and pioneer of the glucometer. In the old days he used to log everything via paper and pen. Dr. Bernstein knows everything about diabetes and has a monthly Q & A forum on his website He has a diabetes university with hundreds of videos on his website.  He has had a few revisions to his book. A must read book. Five out of five stars.


Dr. Bernstein’s Diabetes Solution: The Complete Guide to Achieving Normal Blood Sugars, Richard K. Bernstein, Little, Brown Spark, 2011.

Dr. Jason Fung


I used this book to guide me through my fasting state to lose weight. When I initially lost weight I did not consult my doctor and I experimented with different intermittent fasting strategies and diet. The book lists different plans of fasting 12, 16, 18, 24, 36 hours and so on. The plan is to fast for longer hours to lose more weight. When you do not eat you do not stimulate insulin and therefore you are not storing but burning. In fact you are burning fat, which is the goal of the plan.  Fantastic read from one of my favorite authors. Five out of five stars.


The Complete Guide to Fasting: Heal Your Body Through Intermittent, Alternate Day and Extended Fasting, Jason Fung and Jimmy Moore, Victory Belt Publishing, 2016.


The information is quite clear, a bad diet could make you insulin resistant for years until you are diagnosed with “FULL BLOWN TYPE 2 DIABETES”. There is an excellent diagram in this book that steps you through the metabolic phases of insulin resistance to type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome. Very easy to read and understand. A must read for everyone. Five out of five stars.


The Diabetes Code: Prevent and Reverse Type 2 Diabetes Naturally, Jason Fung, Greystone Books, 2018.


Dr. Jason Fung and Dr. James DiNicolantonio team up to bring you a new book,  The Longevity Solution. They discuss fasting, longevity and the theory of aging. Once adult height is achieved growth stops, growth factors play a huge role in this. The nutrient sensors insulin, mTOR and AMPK are also intimately linked to growth. See the YouTube video of Jason Fung being interviewed by Dr. Joseph Mercola discussing the Longevity Solution.


The Longevity Solution: Rediscovering Centuries-Old Secrets to a Healthy, Long Life.Dr. James DiNicolantonio, Dr. Jason Fung, Victory Belt Publishing Inc. February 2019.


The message in this book is obesity is closely related to insulin resistance which leads to other metabolic issues. Here is a fantastic review of this book by Georgia Ede https://www.diagnosisdiet.com/obesity-code/  Here is another review from a good friend Melanie https://healthyhappywomanafter40.com/cracking-the-obesity-code  A must read book. Five out of five stars.


The Obesity Code: Unlocking the Secrets of Weight Loss, Jason Fung, Greystone Books, March 2016.






Ramadan and Diabetes Care, Abdul H. Zargar, Jaypee Brothers Medical Pub; 2 edition, September 30, 2017.


A must read  fantastic book on diet and health. Dr. Maurer covers all of the facets of insulin resistance and your health, IR = ICD = medication = bad health. He recommends on your next blood panel that you have trigylcerides, HDL, fasting insulin and fasting glucose along with the other tests. Then go to his calculator that calculates insulin resistance and heart disease risk. He has it covered. Catch the video of Insulin Resistance Idiocy of the Cure.


The Blood Code: Unlock the Secrets of Your Metabolism, Dr. Richard Maurer, The Blood Code, March 12, 2014.



Charlotte steps you through a process of when you have diabetes and sedentary to a get up and get moving so that you can get your body moving and blood circulating. I remember when I first was diagnosed with diabetes I too was engulfed with work and my diet was processed food and no exercise.  The book slowly builds you up from walking for 5 minutes to go for an hour and then start doing other exercises to add to the mix.  If you don’t like to exercise read this book, she will motivate you to start doing something.


The I Hate to Exercise Book for People with Diabetes, Charlotte Hayes, American Diabetes Association, 2013.

exercise therapy





Exercise Therapy in Adult Individuals with Obesity, Dominique Hansen, Nova Biomedical; UK ed. edition, March 31, 2013.



When I was young, in my 20’s I used to do hundreds of push-ups and sit-ups a day. Fantastic cardio workout and keeps you slim. This book explains the proper way to do many push-ups. Great reference book. Today I can still do the push-ups but not as many.


Push Ups: For Everyone– Perfect Pushup Workouts For Muscle Growth, Strength and Endurance, David Nordmark, Jamie Reynolds, CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, April 17, 2010.


Into calisthenics? This is the book, perform all of the exercises without weights. Push-ups, pill-ups, planche, handstands, muscle-ups and more. Sample nutrition and diet plans are discussed. The book is a reference for calisthenics. Check it out.



Complete Calisthenics: The Ultimate Guide To Bodyweight Exercise, Ashley Kalym, Ashley Kalym, April 13, 2014.

Dr. Robert Lustig


Dr. Robert Lustig put out a video before he published his book Fat Chance. It definitely helped book sales. I saw this video years ago before it had 6.5 million views. Check out the video and then get his book.



 Fat Chance: Beating the Odds against Sugar, Processed Food, Obesity, and Disease, Robert H. Lustig, Hudson Street Press, December 27, 2012.


An excellent book for low carb high fat recipes. Contains over 100 recipes which you can prepare in 30 minutes. For those of you who are looking for ideas of what am I going to cook  tomorrow, here you go.



The Fat Chance Cookbook: More Than 100 Recipes Ready in Under 30 Minutes to Help You Lose the Sugar and the Weight, Robert H. Lustig, Avery 2013.


When Dr. Robert Lustig wrote this book, sugar had 56 hidden names. Check out the website for which he is a member, now sugar currently has 61 names.




Sugar Has 56 Names: A Shopper’s Guide, A Penguin Special from Hudson Street Press, Robert H. Lustig, 2013.


“A Hacking Of The American Mind” on video by Dr. Robert Lustig, March 15, 2018, meeting of the Silicon Valley Health Institute. Dr. Lustig,  is a pioneer in studying the adverse health effects of sugar and high fructose corn syrup, describes how Big Food/Business use the science of addiction to keep people hooked on processed foods. The result is that everyone’s health suffers. He discusses how marketing and the media manipulate people from the pursuit of happiness to the pursuit of pleasure. Watch the video, get the book.


The Hacking of the American Mind: The Science Behind the Corporate Takeover of Our Bodies and Brains, Robert H. Lustig Avery, September 18, 2018.

Gary Taubes


In The Case Against Sugar, science writer/journalist  Gary Taubes examines America’s history with sugar. His research shows humans have an addiction to sweets. He brings to light the  arguments against how destructive sugar really is. Watch the video, form your own opinion and then read the book.



The Case Against Sugar, Gary Taubes, Knopf Publishing Group, December 27, 2016.






Why We Get Fat: And What to Do About It, Gary Taubes, Anchor; Reprint edition, December 27, 2011.

good calories bad calories





Good Calories, Bad Calories: Fats, Carbs, and the Controversial Science of Diet and Health, Gary Taubes, Alfred A. Knopf, September 2007.






The Diet Delusion: Challenging the Conventional Wisdom on Diet, Weight Loss and Disease,  Gary Taubes, Vermilion; Airports / Export e. edition, 2008.

Glycemic Index


Jennie Brand-Miller PHD, FAIFST — author of The New Glucose Revolution is the expert speaker and known for her work on carbohydrates and diabetes, specifically the glycemic index of foods. This video is only part 1 of 6 parts and the complete lecture is 49 minutes in total.  Watch the video and get the book.



The New Glucose Revolution: The Authoritative Guide to the Glycemic Index – the Dietary Solution for Lifelong Health, Jennie Brand-Miller, Thomas M.S. Wolever, Kaye Foster-Powell, Stephen Colagiuri, Marlowe and Co., December 27, 2006.







Hurst’s the Heart, 14th Edition: Two Volume Set 14th Edition, Valentin Fuster, Robert A. Harrington, Jagat Narula, Zubin J. Eapen, McGraw-Hill Education / Medical; 14 edition, April 11, 2017.






Heart Disease (Biographies of Disease), Regis de Silva, Greenwood, January 24, 2013.


Dr. Raj S. Bhopal talks about the prevalence of Cardiovascular Heart disease in Pakistan and India increasing at an alarming rate above the worldwide average. He says there is something in the diet that is causing this. The cause of CHD is not fat and cholesterol but Insulin Resistance. Watch this short introduction to his book.



Epidemic of Cardiovascular Disease and Diabetes: Explaining the Phenomenon in South Asians Worldwide, Raj S. Bhopal, OUP Oxford, February 7, 2019.






Stroke: Practical Management 3rd Edition, Charles P. Warlow, Jan van Gijn, Martin S. Dennis, Joanna M. Wardlaw, John M. Bamford, Graeme J. Hankey, Peter A. G. Sandercock, Gabriel Rinkel, Peter Langhorne (Author), Cathie Sudlow (Author), Peter Rothwell, Wiley-Blackwell, September 7, 2011.

John Yudkin


John Yudkin went head to head with Ancel Keys back in the 60’s and 70’s but for some reason Ancel Keys came out on top and said fat was the culprit when in reality it was really sugar. This book by John Yudkin later went out of print back in 1987. The latest revised edition has a preface from Dr. Robert Lustig. Ancel Keys put out a bunch of baloney books that misled the public into believing that it was fat that caused heart disease and to this day the Standard America Diet or Western diet is still the recommended diet.  The SAD has been revised a bit to make it a bit better.  Bottom line is cut out sugar from your diet and you should be good.  A must read book. Five out of five stars.


Pure, White and Deadly: The new facts about the sugar you eat as a cause of heart disease, diabetes and other killers, John Yudkin, Penguin Books, November 24, 1986.


Goodbye Sugar – Hello Weight Loss, Great Skin, More Energy and Improved Mood: How You Can Beat Cravings and Emotional Eating, Elsa Jones, Gill Books, April 10, 2015.

I Quit Sugar: Your Complete 8-Week Detox Program and Cookbook, Sarah Wilson, Clarkson Potter, April 8, 2014.

Suicide by Sugar, Nancy Appleton, G. N. Jacobs, Square One, October 15, 2008.

Lose your sweet tooth in 2 weeks or less. Can it be done? Well JJ Virgin gives a quick overview in this video. Then read the book.

JJ Virgin’s Sugar Impact Diet Cookbook: 150 Low-Sugar Recipes to Help You Lose Up to 10 Pounds in Just 2 Weeks, J.J. Virgin, Grand Central Life & Style, May 26, 2015.

Low Carb Keto


Andreas talks about the low-carb life style for insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes, metabolic disorders, obesity, cancer, inflammatory disorders and dementia. His website is loaded with beautiful pictures of food. He has a subscription and does not advertise. You have to check it out. Read his book it is fantastic. Here is a video of him at Low Carb in 2018.



Low Carb, High Fat Food Revolution: Advice and Recipes to Improve Your Health and Reduce Your Weight, Andreas Eenfeldt, Skyhorse Publishing, 2017.


You must check out Jimmy Moore’s website dedicated to the spreading of information about living a Low Carbohydrate and Higher natural Fat (LCHF) lifestyle: www.livinlavidalowcarb.com He has also co-authored two books: the best-selling ‘Cholesterol Clarity’ , and ‘Keto Clarity’. I have not read the first book but have other books on cholesterol. The video was right after he wrote both books and lost a huge amount of weight.  Check out the video and get his book.


Keto Clarity: Your Definitive Guide to the Benefits of a Low-Carb, High-Fat Diet, Jimmy Moore, Victory Belt Publishing, 2014.


Henry Bieler was an overworked doctor who’s health broke down due to bad eating habits. He was always a curious man and investigated the chemistry of foods. He came to the conclusion that he must give up the use of drugs and henceforth rely solely on food as his medicine. It wasn’t long before he gave up drugs in treating his patients. At the time colleagues wondered what he was doing.  He explained to his patients “Your pain, misery and illness results from your own dietary mistakes and drugs. You are suffering because you are filled with toxic wastes caused by your diet of poorly selected food filled with artificial flavorings, preservatives, synthetics, over-processed ingredients-too much stimulating food, too few natural vitamins from vegetables and fruits. ”  Well said, as the title suggests Food is your Best Medicine.  You must read this book. Five out of five stars.

Food is your Best Medicine: The Pioneering Nutrition Classic, Henry G. Bieler, Ballantine Books, July 1987.

Dr. Jeff Volek and Dr. Steve Phinney


Phinney and Volek discuss the human diet, and the role in health. Both of the books have excellent charts and tables illustrating Dietary Protein and Carbs by Diet Type, Ketone Zones and Steve’s coined term Keto-Adaption charts. There is a chapter devoted to Insulin resistance which is becoming a standard for prediabetics. Hard to lose weight when you are insulin resistant and consuming carbs. I will not give away the secret as you should read both of these books. Five out of five stars.


The Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate Living: An Expert Guide to Making the Life-Saving Benefits of Carbohydrate Restriction Sustainable and Enjoyable, Jeff S. Volek, Stephen D. Phinney,  Beyond Obesity LLC; 1St Edition, May 19, 2011.


Here is a link to a YouTube video where Steve Phinney talks about both of the books – The Art and Science of Low Carb Living and Performance.




The Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate Performance, Jeff S. Volek, Steve Phinney, Beyond Obesity LLC, June 2012.

Dr. Joseph Kraft


Dr.  Kraft was the father of the insulin assay and performed 14, 384 tests to determine diabetes.  No one else has performed this many insulin assay tests. The pathologies of diabetes are not risk factors for diabetes, they are the clinical pathology of diabetes! If you have any of the pathologies of diabetes, you are diabetic irrespective of your glucose status! In other words his name for diabetes is “diabetes in situ”. Hyperinsulinemia equals insulin resistance they are not combatant but one in the same. In other words if you are insulin resistant you have diabetes. Another quote from Dr. Kraft was: Should everyone be tested? Absolutely not, only those  concerned with their future! Five out of five stars. You have to read this book.


Diabetes Epidemic and You, Joseph R. Kraft, Trafford Publishing, 2008.

Dr. David Perlmutter






Brain Maker: The Power of Gut Microbes to Heal and Protect Your Brain – for Life, David Perlmutter, Kristin Loberg, Little Brown Spark, April 28, 2015.

Dr. Peter Osborne


Dr Osborne discusses the drug treatment paradox – how medicines for chronic pain lead to more chronic health issues and a vicious cycle of drug induced nutritional deficiency diseases. Watch the video. His statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Dr Osborne is not a medical doctor. He does not treat disease. He offers nutritional support to people seeking an alternative from traditional medicine. Dr. Osborne is licensed with the Pastoral Medical Association. Form your opinion then read the book.

No Grain, No Pain A 30-Day Diet for Eliminating the Root Cause of Chronic Pain, Peter Osborne, Atria Books, Jan 26, 2016.







How to Sleep Well: The Science of Sleeping Smarter, Living Better, and Being Productive, Dr. Neil Stanley, Capstone, 2018.






The Sleep Book: How to Sleep Well Every Night, Dr. Guy Meadows, CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, June 14, 2014.





Sleep: EXACT BLUEPRINT on How to Sleep Better and Feel Amazing – Brain Health, Memory Improvement & Increase Energy, Brian Adams, CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, November 16, 2015.

Dr. Joseph Mercola


Dr. Joseph Mercola knows everything about everything, all of his books are standard references for anything that he writes about. He also has a website with much medical information and videos. You need some information on any medical issue go to his website.  Ketofast is his latest and a fantastic read. Five out of five stars.



KetoFast: Rejuvenate Your Health with a Step-by-Step Guide to Timing Your Ketogenic Meals, Dr. Joseph Mercola, Hay House Inc., April 30, 2019.

KetoFast Cookbook: Recipes for Intermittent Fasting and Timed Ketogenic Meals from a World-Class Doctor and an Internationally Renowned Chef, Dr. Joseph Mercola, Pete Evans, Hay House Inc., May 21, 2019.

Effortless Healing: 9 Simple Ways to Sidestep Illness, Shed Excess Weight, and Help Your Body Fix Itself, Dr. Joseph Mercola, Harmony, February 24, 2015.

The No-Grain Diet: Conquer Carbohydrate Addiction and Stay Slim for Life, Dr. Joseph Mercola, Plume; Reprint edition, March 30, 2004.

Dr. Joel Fuhrman


Dr. Joel Fuhrman is another example of someone that knows everything about everything. All of his material can be used as reference for any topic of discussion. He has many books and has a website with a membership, elearning, sells his books and blogs. Check it out. Must read books.



The End of Diabetes: The Eat to Live Plan to Prevent and Reverse Diabetes, Joel Fuhrman, HarperOne, April 8, 2014.

Eat to Live: The Amazing Nutrient-Rich Program for Fast and Sustained Weight Loss, Revised Edition, Joel Fuhrman, Little, Brown Spark; Revised, January 5, 2011.

Super Immunity: The Essential Nutrition Guide for Boosting Your Body’s Defenses to Live Longer, Stronger, and Disease Free, Joel Fuhrman, HarperOne, Dec 31, 2013.

Fast Food Genocide: How Processed Food is Killing Us and What We Can Do About It, Joel Fuhrman, Robert Phillips, HarperOne, October 17, 2017.

The End of Dieting: How to Live for Life, Joel Fuhrman, HarperOne, December 29, 2015.

Satchin Panda


Get into your rhythm your circadian rhythm. Your 24 hour clock is determined by your circadian rhythm. Eating, sleeping and daily activities will affect your circadian rhythm, snacking at night will changes your eating window and make you unhealthy.  Watch this 1 hour video and get the book.



The Circadian Code: Lose Weight, Supercharge Your Energy, and Transform Your Health from Morning to Midnight, Satchin Panda, Rodale Books, June 12, 2018.







Clinical Dilemmas in Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease, Roger Williams, Simon D. Taylor-Robinson, Wiley-Blackwell, February 16, 2016.






Pathology of Liver Diseases 1st Edition, Gary C. Kanel, Wiley-Blackwell, March 2, 2017.

Medical Medium Liver Rescue: Answers to Eczema, Psoriasis, Diabetes, Strep, Acne, Gout, Bloating, Gallstones, Adrenal Stress, Fatigue, Fatty Liver, Weight Issues, SIBO & Autoimmune Disease, Anthony William, Hay House Inc., October 30, 2018.

Skinny Liver – A Proven Program to Prevent and Reverse the new Silent Epidemic – Fatty Liver Disease, Kristin Kirkpatrick, Da Capo Press , 2017.






Translational Research Methods in Diabetes, Obesity, and Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease: A Focus on Early Phase Clinical Drug Development, Andrew J. Krentz, Christian Weyer, Marcus Hompesch, Springer; second edition. 2019 edition, April 2, 2019.

Metabolic Syndrome






Metabolic Syndrome: A Comprehensive Textbook, Rexford S. Ahima, Springer, January 5, 2016.






Metabolic Syndrome and Diabetes: Medical and Surgical Management First edition. 2016 Edition, Marina Kurian, Bruce M. Wolfe, Sayeed Ikramuddin, Springer; First edition. 2016 edition, November 27, 2015.

Syndrome X: The Complete Nutritional Program to Prevent and Reverse Insulin Resistance, Jack Challem, Burton Berkson, Melissa Diane Smith, Wiley, April 21, 2008.

Dr. Thomas Seyfried


After weighing the evidence Dr. Thomas Seyfried’s argument is that cancer develops from a metabolic point of view as opposed to a genes point of view. Otto Warburg’s theory is a Cancer Game changer. Here is a quick  YouTube video of him in a Q & A. Five out of five stars. Read this book.



Cancer as a Metabolic Disease: On the Origin, Management, and Prevention of Cancer, Thomas Seyfried, Wiley, June 26, 2012.







History of the Pancreas: Mysteries of a Hidden Organ, John M. Howard, Walter Hess, Springer; 2002 edition, November 30, 2002.






Mechanisms of Insulin Action (Medical Intelligence Unit), Alan R. Saltiel, Jeffrey E. Pessin, Springer, June 27, 2007.

Insulin Resistance






Insulin Resistance: A Clinical Handbook, Andrew Krentz, Wiley-Blackwell, June 9, 2008.

The Insulin Resistance Solution, Rob Thompson, Dana Carpender, Fair Winds Press, January 1, 2016.






Microcirculation and Insulin Resistance, Nicolas Wiernsperger (Author), Eliete Bouskela (Editor), Luiz Guilherme Kraemer-Aguiar (Editor), Bentham Science Publishers, February 22, 2018.

Ellen Davis






Conquer Type 2 Diabetes with a Ketogenic Diet: A Practical Guide for Reducing Your HBA1c and Avoiding Diabetic Complications, Ellen Davis, Keith Runyan, Gutsy Badger Publishing, March 28, 2017.

Fight Cancer with a Ketogenic Diet, Third Edition: Using a Low-Carb, Fat-Burning Diet as Metabolic Therapy, Ellen Davis, Gutsy Badger Publishing, January 17, 2017.

Eric Berg

Upgraded and improved version of his bestselling book, The 7 Principles of Fat Burning. Many new discoveries and observations prompted Dr. Berg to come out with a new version to over power  a slow metabolism. Dr. Berg shows you how to take your results to the next level and be super healthy.

Dr. Berg’s New Body Type Guide, Eric Berg, KB Publishing; Significantly revised with updates and edits. edition, October 24, 2017.

Mark Hyman

The Blood Sugar Solution 10-Day Detox Diet: Activate Your Body’s Natural Ability to Burn Fat and Lose Weight Fast, Mark Hyman, Little, Brown and Company, February 25, 2014.

Jonathan Bailor

The Calorie Myth: How to Eat More, Exercise Less, Lose Weight, and Live Better, Jonathan Bailor, Harper Wave; Reprint edition, January 6, 2015.

The Setpoint Diet: The 21-Day Program to Permanently Change What Your Body “Wants” to Weigh,  Jonathan Bailor, Hachette Books, December 24, 2018.

Neal Bernard


Marilu Henner wrote the forward in this book, she says that cutting cheese from her diet allowed her to become healthier by losing 54 lbs. and losing black heads and
pimples. Neal Bernard links the scents of decomposing food, unwashed feet, B.O., and human waste to cheese. In 2013 the average American ate 33 lbs of cheese. 30 lbs of cheese equals over 55,000 calories added to a diet. Is it any wonder why people are gaining weight. Holy cow! Are you having problems losing weight? Is cheese addicting? Read the book.


The Cheese Trap: How Breaking a Surprising Addiction Will Help You Lose Weight, Gain Energy, and Get Healthy, Neal D Barnard, Grand Central Life & Style, February 28, 2017.

Nina Teicholz


Where did the saturated fat hypothesis come from? Why is saturated fat and fat unhealthy for you? The first time it became official policy, an official dietary recommendation in 1961 the American Medical Association came out with the first dietary guidelines, the gold standard in the world of nutrition. The hypothesis was a diet low in fat, low in saturated fat to protect against heart disease. Ancel Keys was the man behind the idea, unfortunately he led the way in nutrition history. His theory was the diet heart hypothesis saturated fat-> cholesterol -> heart attack, developed in the 50’s. Guess what, even to this day has not been proven. He did the first ever study called the 7 country study which was based on the island of Crete. In the end Ancel Keys fudged data to fit the hypothesis of his study. Unfortunately it was the only study done with skewed, fudged data whatever you want to call it. To this day the belief is saturated fat causes cholesterol causes heart attacks. What a load of crap. We now know the real truth. Anyway, point of the book is don’t eat vegetable oil or margarine, eat healthy olive oil, butter, coconut oil, meat, and eggs instead. Great read. Five out of five stars. See the video that talks about her book.

The Big Fat Surprise: Why Butter, Meat and Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet, Nina Teicholz, Simon & Schuster, 2015.

James DiNicolantonio

The Salt Fix: Why the Experts Got It All Wrong–And How Eating More Might Save Your Life, James Dinicolantonio, Harmony, June 6, 2017.

Ivor Cummins and Dr. Jeffry Gerber


We are now burdened by the host of fake foods and carby trash littering the landscape. Between food-industry marketing and the steady drumbeat of media message explaining red meat and eggs are deadly. Have Americans understood these messages, still only 25 % believe that there is no link between natural fats and heart disease. The plan to Eat Rich Live Long is to lower your insulin so that you can lose weight and keep it in check.  10 steps and 21 days with suggested meals and recipes. Straight forward plan to lower Metabolic Insulin Resistance Syndrome (MIRS).  Five out of five stars. You must read this book. Check out the video.


Eat Rich, Live Long: Mastering the Low-Carb & Keto Spectrum for Weight Loss and Longevity, Ivor Cummins, Jeffry Gerber, Victory Belt Publishing, February 27, 2018.

Chris Wark

Chris Beat Cancer: A Comprehensive Plan for Healing Naturally, Chris Wark, Hay House Inc., September 25, 2018.

Chris Kresser

Chris talks about the unreal cost of healthcare for diabetics, if you take the total cost for the insulin resistant (pre-diabetics) and all of the associated cost that go with this, is it any wonder the healthcare system is going to go broke. Interviewed in this video by the knowledgeable Dr. Mercola. Excellent read, get this book.

Unconventional Medicine: Join the Revolution to Reinvent Healthcare, Reverse Chronic Disease, and Create a Practice You Love, Chris Kresser, Lioncrest Publishing, November 7, 2017.

Jack Morris

The Habit Handbook: Control Your Habits, Command Your Life. Use The Power Of Habit To Ensure Effective Lasting Changes To Your Health, Wealth & Mindset, Jack Morris, Independently published, October 29, 2016.

Ocean Robbins

31-Day Food Revolution: Heal Your Body, Feel Great, and Transform Your World, Ocean Robbins, Grand Central Publishing, February 5, 2019.

Pamela Popper


Pamela talks about the sad state of American health, resulting from poor nutrition. People must become aware of the bad food choices from Big Food  and medical misinformation from doctors and Big Pharma. She shares important information to getting and staying healthy for life. Backed by numerous scientific studies, she shows how dietary choices either make or break health. Check out the video for a short talk on her book. The best way to health is to eat natural food in moderation.


Food Over Medicine: The Conversation That Could Save Your Life, Pamela A. Popper, Glen Merzer, Del Sroufe (Contributor), BenBella Books; Reprint edition, December 16, 2014.

Jonathan Engel

Fat Nation: A History of Obesity in America, Jonathan Engel, Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, November 30, 2018.

Joseph E. Pizzorno

The Toxin Solution: How Hidden Poisons in the Air, Water, Food, and Products We Use Are Destroying Our Health–AND WHAT WE CAN DO TO FIX IT, Joseph E. Pizzorno, HarperOne; Reprint edition, February 21, 2017.







Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease: A Guide to Clinical Management, Francesco Paneni, Francesco Cosentino, Springer; 2015 edition, June 24, 2015.






Handbook of Diabetes Technology 1st Edition, Yves Reznik, Springer, January 31, 2019.






Type 2 Diabetes: Cardiovascular and Related Complications and Evidence-Based Complementary Treatments, Robert Fried, Richard M. Carlton, CRC Press, October 24, 2018.

Diabetes and Carb Counting For Dummies, Sherri Schafer, John Wiley and Sons Inc., 2017.

Diabetes Unpacked: Just Science and Sense. No Sugar Coating, Tim Noakes, Jason Fung, Nina Teicholz, Malcolm Kendrick, Zoë Harcombe, Robert Cywes, Jeff Gerber, Ivor Cummins, David Unwin, Caryn Zinn, Columbus Publishing Ltd., July 27, 2017.

Diabetic Foot






Managing the Diabetic Foot, Michael E. Edmonds Alethea V. M. Foster, Wiley-Blackwell; 3 edition, March 3, 2014.






Atlas of the Diabetic Foot, Ioanna Eleftheriadou, Alexandros Kokkinos, Stavros Liatis, Konstantinos Makrilakis, Nicholas Tentolouris, Anastasios Tentolouris, Panagiotis Tsapogas, Wiley-Blackwell; 3 edition, March 18. 2019.

Diabetic Kidney Nephropathy






Diabetes and Kidney Disease, Edgar V. Lerma, Vecihi Batuman, Springer; Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2014 edition, August 23, 2016.






Diabetic Nephropathy: Pathophysiology and Clinical Aspects, Joris J. Roelofs, Liffert Vogt, Springer; 1st ed. 2019 edition, October 30, 2018.

Diabetic Eye Retinopathy






Diabetic Retinopathy, Elia Duh, Humana Press, October 8, 2008.






A Practical Manual of Diabetic Retinopathy Management, Peter H. Scanlon, Stephen Aldington, Charles Wilkinson, David Matthews, Wiley-Blackwell, April 13, 2009.






Diabetic Retinopathy, Lumbroso Bruno, Rispoli Marco, Savastano Maria Cristina, Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (p) Ltd., March 15, 2015.







BSAVA Manual of Canine and Feline Endocrinology, Carmel T. Mooney, Mark E. Peterson, BSAVA, July 26, 2004.

Cindy has a treatment to heal liver disease in your dog. She has had hundred’s of people say that her treatment has worked. Here is a short introductory video to her book.

Hope for Healing Liver Disease in Your Dog: The Complete Story, Cyndi Smasal, CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, May 5, 2012.







Statins Toxic Side Effects: Evidence from 500 scientific papers, David Evans, Grosvenor House Publishing, October 15, 2015.

statin nation





Statin Nation: The Ill-Founded War on Cholesterol, What Really Causes Heart Disease, and the Truth About the Most Overprescribed Drugs in the World, Justin Smith, Chelsea Green Publishing, November 23, 2017.






A Statin Nation: Damaging Millions in a Brave New Post-health World, Dr. Malcolm Kendrick, John Blake; None edition, June 1, 2019.






Do You Really Need That Pill?: How to Avoid Side Effects, Interactions, and Other Dangers of Overmedication, Jennifer Jacobs, Skyhorse, June 5, 2018.

Medical Language Instant Translator 6th Edition, by Davi-Ellen Chabner, Saunders; 6 edition, February 22, 2016.







Walking: One Step At a Time, Erling Kagge, Pantheon, April 23, 2019.


She has written essays and articles in the Atlantic, the Washington Post, the Boston Globe, Orion, GOOD, High Country News, and many more. Previously a travel writer in Austria and Australia. Now, Antonia is an author of her brand new book. Antonia pronounced An toe nee uh.  You have to get moving she says “There’s a lot of things that have to do with just pushing your body against gravity, even a little bit.” Even more “Exercise isn’t related to obesity.” There are so many benefits like cardiovascular, brain health and not doing a heavy workout. We all know that diet is such a huge part of health and nutrition. Get out there and start walking, start slow and build up. I walk for an hour everyday, anyway. Read the book.


A Walking Life: Reclaiming Our Health and Our Freedom One Step at a Time, Antonia Malchik, Da Capo Lifelong Books, May 7, 2019.


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