Here are some books that we feel you may enjoy reading. They have all been read cover to cover by at least one member of our team. Many of the authors are also contributors to either our Waist Loss or Type 2 Reversal programmes and many have contributed articles to this website. While occasionally they may contain the odd opinion that might differ from ours, or research that has since been updated, in the main you will find that the content is very consistent with Health Results.
All summaries that have been produced by the relevant publishers have been presented in quotation marks and with the site where we found the stated quote. These cited sources are not necessarily the only site to purchase books from: please use your local or usual resource for purchasing any books. Don't forget your local library and secondhand bookshops – both online and on the high street!
Authors: David Sinclair
Great read because: it explains very well what happens in our body at a cellular level. A really excellent book on longevity and quoted many times in our courses.
Authors: Alanna Collen
‘A manual for the new, healthy way of being dirty … Read it, and you will learn to love your microbiota’, Newsweek.
'Obesity, autism, mental health problems, IBS, allergies, auto-immunity, cancer. Does the answer to the modern epidemic of ‘Western’ diseases lie in our gut?' Blackwells.co.uk
Authors: Dr Patrick Holford and Deborah Colson
'Alzheimer's disease and age-related memory loss are on the increase. The burden this condition places on sufferers, their families and health care systems is immense. In this reassuring and practical book, top nutritionist and mental health expert Patrick Holford argues that memory decline and Alzheimer's disease can be arrested, and the risks of developing such diseases reduced significantly, if you take action early.' Blackwells.co.uk
Authors: Dr Mary Newport
'Acting on new research showing that medium-chain fatty acids, which act like an alternative fuel in the insulin-deficient Alzheimer's brain, can sometimes reverse or at least stabilize the disease, author Dr. Mary T. Newport has demonstrated through her care for her husband that there is hope, relief, and perhaps a cure.' Blackwells.co.uk
Authors: Ben Goldacre
'‘Bad Science’ hilariously exposed the tricks that quacks and journalists use to distort science, becoming a 400,000 copy bestseller. Now Ben Goldacre puts the $600bn global pharmaceutical industry under the microscope. What he reveals is a fascinating, terrifying mess.' Blackwells.co.uk
Authors: Hannah Richards
'A practical nutritional and lifestyle guide to improving your health and healing your body.
The human body is an amazing and resilient system, and the food we eat, the way we move, and the way we chose to live our lives can all help to keep it in balance and improve our health.' Waterstones.com
Authors: Nina Teicholz
'A groundbreaking study that reveals how decades of misleading science and policy unjustly demonized the high-fat diet, which might actually be our healthiest option.
For the past 60 years we have been told that a low-fat diet can protect against obesity, diabetes, and heart disease. Yet despite many of us taking this advice in the developed West, we are now in the midst of an obesity epidemic that is breeding serious health problems.' Blackwells.co.uk
Authors: Dr Shan Hussain
'Start Your Journey to Complete Well-Being Health is so much more than the absence of disease. In fact, according to the World Health Organization, true health is defined as a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being. How do we achieve such high levels of health? Well, there are many simple things we can do every day to improve our own health naturally, without pills, potions, or doctors. In The Big Prescription, we discover how lifestyle factors can contribute to our health and how we can easily adapt these to help: lose weight eliminate stress improve confidence and self-esteem sleep well have more energy improve relationships And so much more . . . Discover complete well-being. Discover balance.'Blackwells.co.uk
Authors: Dan Buettner
'A long, healthy life is no accident. It begins with good genes, but it also depends on good habits. If you adopt the right lifestyle, experts say, chances are you may live up to a decade longer. Buettner has led teams of researchers across the globe--from Costa Rica to Sardinia, Italy, to Okinawa, Japan and beyond--to uncover the secrets of Blue Zones. He found that the recipe for longevity is deeply intertwined with community, lifestyle, and spirituality. People live longer and healthier by embracing a few simple but powerful habits, and by creating the right community around themselves.' Blackwells.co.uk
Authors: Terence Kealey
Breakfast may be the most important meal of the day, but only if we skip it.
'We have long been told to breakfast like kings and dine like paupers. In the wake of his own type 2 diabetes diagnosis, Professor Terence Kealey was given the same advice. He soon noticed that his glucose levels were unusually high after eating in the morning, but if he fasted until lunchtime they fell. Professor Kealey began to question how much evidence there was to support the advice he’d been given, and whether there might be an advantage to not eating breakfast after all.'Blackwells.co.uk
Authors: Gary Taubes
More than half a billion adults and 40 million children on the planet are obese. Diabetes is a worldwide epidemic. Evidence increasingly shows that these illnesses are linked to the other major Western diseases: hypertension, heart disease, even Alzheimer's and cancer, and that shockingly, sugar is likely the single root cause. Yet the nutritional advice we receive from public health bodies is muddled, out of date, and frequently contradictory, and in many quarters still promotes the unproven hypothesis that fats are the greatest evil. With expert science and compelling storytelling, Gary Taubes investigates the history of nutritional science which, shaped by a handful of charismatic and misguided individuals, has for a hundred years denied the impact of sugar on our health. Blackwells.co.uk
Authors: Gary Taubes
'While government and nutritional agencies still spout the failed mantra of calorie reduction, doctors treating diabetes and obesity are experiencing extraordinary results among patients cutting out carbs; a diet which has the essential benefit of allowing you to lose weight without ever feeling hungry.' GoodReads.com
Authors: Prof Steve Peters
'The Chimp Paradox is an incredibly powerful mind management model that can help you become a happy, confident, healthier and more successful person. Prof Steve Peters explains the struggle that takes place within your mind and then shows how to apply this understanding to every area of your life so you can:
- Recognise how your mind is working
- Understand and manage your emotions and thoughts
- Manage yourself and become the person you would like to be'
Authors: Dr Jason Fung and Jimmy More
'Fasting is not about starving oneself. When done right, it's an incredibly effective therapeutic approach that produces amazing results regardless of diet plan. In fact, Toronto-based nephrologist Dr Jason Fung has used a variety of fasting protocols with more than 1,000 patients, with fantastic success. In THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO FASTING, he has teamed up with international bestselling author and veteran health podcaster Jimmy Moore to explain what fasting is really about, why it's so important, and how to fast in a way that improves health. Together, they make fasting as a therapeutic approach both practical and easy to understand.' Blackwells.co.uk
Authors: Dr Jason Fung
'Everything you believe about treating type 2 diabetes is wrong. Today, most doctors, dietitians, and even diabetes specialists consider type 2 diabetes to be a chronic and progressive disease—a life sentence with no possibility of parole. But the truth, as Dr. Fung reveals in this groundbreaking book, is that type 2 diabetes is reversible.
Writing with clear, persuasive language, Dr. Fung explains why conventional treatments that rely on insulin or other blood-glucose-lowering drugs can actually exacerbate the problem, leading to significant weight gain and even heart disease. The only way to treat type 2 diabetes effectively, he argues, is proper dieting and intermittent fasting—not medication.' Blackwells.co.uk
Authors: Katie & Giancarlo Caldesi
'In 2012 Giancarlo Caldesi was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. Since adopting a low-carb diet he has lost almost 4 stone and put his diabetes into remission - transforming his and his family's health.
Working with nutritionist Jenny Phillips, Giancarlo and his wife Katie show you how to enjoy a low carb but not no-carb way of life with simple recipes using easy-to-source ingredients that will fill you up without fattening you up. Steak and Chips are still on the menu, as are delicious curries such as Butter Chicken and Spinach Paneer, even puddings like Hot Chocolate Pots or Peanut Butter & Jelly Cake.' Blackwells.co.uk
Authors: Gary Taubes
'Where mainstream nutritional science has demonised dietary fat for 50 years, hundreds of millions of dollars of research have failed to prove that eating a low-fat diet will help you live longer. Nutrition and obesity scientists have struggled to make sense of the paradox that obesity has become an epidemic, that diabetes rates have soared and the incidence of heart disease has not declined despite the fact that society is more diet and health aware today than generations ago.' Blackwells.co.uk
Authors: Dr Zoë Harcombe
'Oprah Winfrey is one of the most celebrated women in the world – she’s also one of the most notorious yo-yo dieters. “It has been the battle of my life,” she has said, “... a battle I am still fighting every waking moment.” Anyone who, like Oprah, has endured the vicious rollercoaster of losing, regaining and then putting on more weight knows that the advice we are being given doesn’t work. So, what does? Dr Zoë Harcombe, PhD, experienced the misery of yo-yo dieting throughout her twenties and decided to use her scientific training to find a solution. She has spent the past 20 years studying diet, eating habits and the escalating obesity crisis and is now the go-to nutrition expert for some of the world’s leading doctors. In The Diet Fix, Zoë reveals her 10-step plan for success. Using evidence-based analysis, she tells us how to lose weight without hunger, how to eat better rather than less and, most importantly, how to make it different this time.' Blackwells.co.uk
Authors: Dr Malcolm Kendrick
'Is coffee good for you? Will sausages kill you? Should you avoid sugar, fat, salt, or all three? Booked your smear test yet? Checked your balls? Considering bariatric surgery? Are you taking statins like a good boy or girl? ... Or should you just ignore this relentless bombardment of medical advice and remember that no one gets out of life alive. With the same brilliance and humour that bowled us over in "The Great Cholesterol Con", Dr Kendrick takes a scalpel to the world of medical research and dissects it for your inspection. He reveals the tricks that are played to make minute risk look enormous. How the drug trials are hyped, the data manipulated, the endless games that are played to scare us into doing what, in many cases, makes the most money. After reading this book you will know what to believe and what to ignore. You'll have a much greater understanding of the world of medical research.' Blackwells.co.uk
This book seems to be out of print, but is well worth seeking out in secondhand bookshops.
Authors: Tom Watson
' "Two years ago I turned 50, weighed 22 stone and was heavily medicated for type 2 diabetes. I thought it would be all downhill from there. By radically changing my nutrition, cutting out sugar, and taking up exercise, I've changed my life and reversed my diabetes. I hope my story will inspire others to regain their health and happiness and discover the new lease of life I'm experiencing." ' Blackwells.co.uk
Authors: Ivor Cummins
'Millions of people have gotten healthy through low-carb plans over the years - and a growing number have discovered the wonderful benefits of ketogenic (Keto) nutrition. Many are confused, though, about how low-carb they should go. Now, Eat Rich, Live Long reveals how mastering the low-carb/Keto spectrum can maximise your weight loss and optimise your health for the long term. The unique nutritional program outlined in Eat Rich, Live Long is designed by experts to help you feel great while you eat delicious and satisfying foods.' Blackwells.co.uk
Authors: Grant Petersen
'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. Diet and Exercise make up the bulk of the book, with food addressed in essays such as "Carbohydrate Primer" - and why it's okay to eat less kale - and "You'll Eat Less Often If You Eat More Fat". The exercise chapters begin with "Don't Jog" (it just makes you hungry and trains muscle to tolerate more jogging while raising stressors like cortisol) and lead to a series of interval-training exercises and a suite of kettlebell lifts that greatly enhance strength and endurance. The balance of the book explains the science of nutrition and includes more than a dozen simple and delicious carb-free recipes. Blackwells.co.uk
Authors: Nessa Carey
'At the beginning of this century enormous progress had been made in genetics. The Human Genome Project finished sequencing human DNA. It seemed it was only a matter of time until we had all the answers to the secrets of life on this planet.' Blackwells.co.uk
Authors: Dr Marcia Angell
'Sugar is toxic, addictive and everywhere. So what chance do you have of living sugar-free?
With busy lives and little time left for cooking we find ourselves relying on a diet of processed food. But this is what’s responsible for our chronically expanding waistlines, soaring levels of diabetes and a catalogue of diseases.
Dr Robert Lustig reveals the truth about our sugar-laden food:
Authors: Dr Robert Lustig
'Dr. Robert Lustig's message that a calorie is not a calorie revolutionized our understanding of weight loss and nutrition. But in order to avoid the hidden sugars that threaten our health and waistlines, Dr. Lustig warns that we must transform the way we shop, cook, and eat. Teaming up with Cindy Gershen a chef who's lost more than one-hundred pounds on his plan Dr. Lustig shows readers how to:
- Stock a pantry
- Prepare more than 100 fast and delicious recipes
- Feed a family kids included healthy foods they'll love
- Make entertaining easy and nutritious'
Authors: Jen Whitington
'Two sons helped reverse their father's diabetes. This is their guide to how you can do it too. Fixing Dad is about an ordinary British family's extraordinary battle with type 2 diabetes... and how their success now offers hope to millions.
Fixing Dad is about an ordinary British family's extraordinary battle with type 2 diabetes... and how their success now offers hope to millions. Three years ago, Geoff Whitington was overweight, overworked and resigned to a premature death from a catalogue of health conditions. His two sons stepped in with a radical diet and fitness regime, based on the latest scientific research. In the next six months, Geoff lost 5 stone and reversed his diabetes. He went from being an obese, barely mobile night-time security guard to a fighting-fit endurance cyclist. Best of all, he got back his motivation and enjoyment of life. In this book, the Whitingdons show you how they did it...and share their simple diet and fitness plan to enable you to do it too.'
Authors: Dr Malcolm Kendrick
'Statins are the so-called "wonder drugs" widely prescribed to lower blood cholesterol levels and claim to offer unparalleled protection against heart disease. Many experts claim that they are completely safe and that they are also capable of preventing a whole series of other conditions. This groundbreaking study exposes the truth behind the hype surrounding statins and reveals a number of crucial facts, including that high cholesterol levels do not cause heart disease; that high-fat diets-saturated or otherwise-do not affect blood cholesterol levels; and that for most men and all women the benefits offered by statins are negligible at best. Other data is also provided that shows that statins have many more side affects than is often acknowledged. This hard-hitting survey also points a finger at the powerful pharmaceutical industry and an unquestioning medical profession as perpetrators of the largely facetious concepts of "good" and "bad" cholesterol that are designed to convince millions of people to spend billions on statins. With clarity and wit, this appeal to common sense and scientific fact debunks common assumptions on what constitutes a healthy lifestyle and diet, as well as the idea that there is a miracle cure for heart disease.'
Authors: Giulia Enders
'Our gut is as important as our brain or heart, yet we know very little about how it works and many of us are too embarrassed to ask questions.
In Gut, Giulia Enders breaks this taboo, revealing the latest science on how much our digestive system has to offer.
From our miraculous gut bacteria — which can play a part in obesity, allergies, depression and even Alzheimer’s — to the best position to poo, this entertaining and informative health handbook shows that we can all benefit from getting to know the wondrous world of our inner workings.' Blackwells.co.uk
Authors: Dr Robert Lustig
'While researching the toxic and addictive properties of sugar for his New York Times bestseller Fat Chance, Robert Lustig made an alarming discovery--our pursuit of happiness is being subverted by a culture of addiction and depression from which we may never recover.
Dopamine is the "reward" neurotransmitter that tells our brains we want more; yet every substance or behavior that releases dopamine in the extreme leads to addiction. Serotonin is the "contentment" neurotransmitter that tells our brains we don't need any more; yet its deficiency leads to depression. Ideally, both are in optimal supply. Yet dopamine evolved to overwhelm serotonin--because our ancestors were more likely to survive if they were constantly motivated--with the result that constant desire can chemically destroy our ability to feel happiness, while sending us down the slippery slope to addiction. In the last forty years, government legislation and subsidies have promoted ever-available temptation (sugar, drugs, social media, porn) combined with constant stress (work, home, money, Internet), with the end result of an unprecedented epidemic of addiction, anxiety, depression, and chronic disease. And with the advent of neuromarketing, corporate America has successfully imprisoned us in an endless loop of desire and consumption from which there is no obvious escape.' AbeBooks.co.uk
This brilliant book seems to be out of print, but is readily available on secondhand online book retailers.
Authors: Linus Pauling
'Pauling's simple, inexpensive plan suggests avoiding sugar, stress, and smoking; working in a job that you like; and being happy with your family. To avoid serious illness and enjoy a longer life, he recommends taking vitamins for optimal health and as insurance against disease.
Pauling greatly influenced subsequent research regarding the role of nutrition in healthy living, coining the term ""orthomolecular medicine"" to describe the practice of using vitamins and other substances normally present in the body to improve health and fight viruses, cancer, cardiovascular disease, allergies, arthritis, and other illnesses. Since 1986 the scientific community has paid renewed attention to the field of nutrition; clinical and longevity studies have examined the links between vitamin C and health, for example. Some of Pauling's findings have been challenged, but the essential tenets of his thesis on the importance of nutritional supplements remain undisputed.' Blackwells.co.uk
Authors: Dr Patrick Holford & Jerome Burne
'Recent research has shown that a diet that is very low in carbs and high in good fats is effective for weight loss, can counteract many diseases and also help athletic performance and endurance. The drawback is that it is difficult to stick to - because most people love carbs. But, as The Hybrid Diet demonstrates, we don't need to choose.
The human body has been designed through millions of years of evolution to burn two different sources of fuel - glucose (which comes from the carbohydrates in fruit and vegetables) and ketones (which are made in the body from fat) - and to switch between them when food is scarce.' Blackwells.co.uk
Authors: James Goolnik
'Are you drenching your taste buds in sugar on a daily basis? If so, you may have lost the ability to appreciate the natural flavour in real foods... This is NOT a diet book, but a cookbook and a helpful guide created by professionals to help you regain control in a society where sugar is everywhere.'GoodReads.com
Authors: Dr Christian Allan & Wolfgang Lutz
'Based on more than 40 years of clinical research, this illuminating book unravels the mysteries of nutrition and shows that changing the way we eat can help us feel better and live longer. It describes how a low-carbohydrate/high-protein diet can prevent cancer, diabetes, heart disease, and obesity, as well as increase strength, endurance, and muscle mass.' GoodReads.com
Authors: Dr James DiNicolantonio & Dr Jason Fung
'The Longevity Solution explains how to incorporate time-honored wellness traditions while doing away with fads, unnecessary supplements, and unsubstantiated wellness practices. It investigates the dietary habits and other practices of the healthiest, longest-lived humans on the planet, who live in regions known as Blue Zones, as a model for what and how we should eat. It teaches the benefits of intermittent fasting and calorie restriction, which have been shown to slow the aging process, while consuming proper ratios of protein and healthy fats. It also looks at how red wine, tea, and coffee play key roles in optimizing health and why salt is an ally, not an enemy, in the longevity equation.' Blackwells.co.uk
Authors: Professor Tim Noakes
'In December 2010, Professor Tim Noakes was introduced to a way of eating that was contrary to everything he had been taught and was accepted as conventional nutrition 'wisdom'. Having observed the benefits of the low-carb, high-fat lifestyle first-hand, and after thorough and intensive research, Noakes enthusiastically revealed his findings to the South African public in 2012. The backlash from his colleagues in the medical establishment was as swift as it was brutal, and culminated in a misconduct inquiry launched by the Health Professions Council of South Africa. The subsequent hearing lasted well over a year, but Noakes ultimately triumphed, being found not guilty of unprofessional conduct in April 2017. In Lore of Nutrition, he explains the science behind the low-carb, high-fat/Banting diet, and why he champions this lifestyle despite the constant persecution and efforts to silence him. He also discusses at length what he has come to see as a medical and scientific code of silence that discourages anyone in the profession from speaking out against the current dietary guidelines. Leading food, health and medical journalist Marika Sboros, who attended every day of the HPCSA hearing, provides the fascinating backstory to the inquiry, which often reads like a spy novel. Lore of Nutrition is an eye-opener and a must-read for anyone who cares about their health.' GoodReads.com
Authors: Dr Patrick Holford
'Patrick Holford's revolutionary diet, based on balancing your blood sugar, is the most safe and effective way to lose weight. In this easy-to-read full-colour book, he highlights the basics of his approach. THE LOW-GL DIET MADE EASY explains the revolutionary Glycemic Load (GL) system and tells you which foods are low-GL 'heroes' and which foods you should avoid, how to get started, portion size and how to add up your GL count. There is also a comprehensive three-week action plan - including shopping lists, day-by-day menus and delicious mouth-watering recipes. THE LOW-GL DIET MADE EASY is essential reading if you want to lose weight safely and effortlessly, improve your health and increase your energy levels.' Blackwells.co.uk
Authors: Felicity Lawrence
'In 2004 Felicity Lawrence published her ground-breaking book, Not on the Label, where, in a series of undercover investigations she provided a shocking account of what really goes into the food we eat. She discovered why beef waste ends up in chicken, why a single lettuce might be sprayed six times with chemicals before it ends up in our salad, why bread is full of water.
And she showed how obesity, the appalling conditions of migrant workers, ravaged fields in Europe and the supermarket on our high street are all intimately connected. And, when the horsemeat scandal hit the headlines in 2013, she uncovered how the great British public ended up eating horses.' Penguin.co.uk
Authors: Dr Jason Fung
'In this highly readable and provocative book, Dr Jason Fung sets out a groundbreaking new theory: that obesity is caused by our hormones, rather than a lack of self-control.
He reveals that overproduction of insulin in the body is the root cause of obesity and obesity-related illnesses including type 2 diabetes, and offers robust scientific evidence that reversing insulin resistance is the only way to lose weight in the long term.
It turns out that when we eat is just as important as what we eat, so in addition to his five basic steps ― a set of life-long eating habits that will improve your health and control your insulin levels ― Dr Fung explains how to use intermittent fasting to break the cycle of insulin resistance and reach a healthy weight ― for good.' Blackwells.co.uk
Authors: Dr Patrick Holford and Deborah Colson
'Patrick Holford illustrated the connection between nutrition and all aspects of health in his best-selling book THE OPTIMUM NUTRITION BIBLE. In OPTIMUM NUTRITION FOR YOUR CHILD, he reveals how crucial optimum nutrition is for children's general health and development, as well as their behaviour and IQ. He explains why certain foods are so beneficial and why others are damaging, and enables you to identify common problems in children which can be improved or solved with the right foods and supplements. With invaluable advice on getting children to eat healthy food, food plans and practical tips, this book is the definitive guide for parents.' Blackwells.co.uk
Authors: Dr Andrew W Saul (editor)
'High doses of vitamins have been known to cure serious illnesses for nearly 80 years. Klaus Jungeblut prevented and treated polio in the mid-1930s, using a vitamin. Chest specialist, Frederick Klenner, was curing multiple sclerosis and polio back inthe 1940s, also using vitamins. William Kaufman cured arthritis, also in the 1940s. In the 1950s, Drs. Wilfrid and Evan Shute were curing various forms of cardiovascular disease with a vitamin. At the same time, psychiatrist, Abram Hoffer, was usingniacin to cure schizophrenia, psychosis and depression. In the 1960s, Robert Cathcart cured influenza, pneumonia and hepatitis. In the 1970s, Hugh D. Riordan was obtaining cures of cancer with intravenous vitamin C. Dr. Harold Foster and colleagues arrested and reversed full-blown AIDS with nutrient therapy and, in just the last few years, Atsuo Yanagasawa has shown that vitamin therapy can prevent and reverse sickness caused by exposure to nuclear radiation. Since 1968, much of this research has been published in the Journal of Orthomolecular Medicine. This book brings forward important material selected from over forty-five years of JOM directly to the reader.' Blackwells.co.uk
Authors: Dr Gilbert Welch, Dr Lisa Schwartz, and Dr Steve Woloshin
'Going against the conventional wisdom reinforced by the medical establishment and Big Pharma that more screening is the best preventative medicine, Dr. Gilbert Welch builds a compelling counterargument that what we need are fewer, not more, diagnoses. Documenting the excesses of American medical practice that labels far too many of us as sick, Welch examines the social, ethical, and economic ramifications of a health-care system that unnecessarily diagnoses and treats patients, most of whom will not benefit from treatment, might be harmed by it, and would arguably be better off without screening.' Blackwells.co.uk
Authors: Dr John Abramson
'For twenty years, John Abramson, M.D., cared for patients of all ages in a small town north of Boston. But increasingly his role as family doctor was undermined as pressure mounted to use the latest drugs and high-tech solutions for nearly every problem. Drawing on his background in statistics and health policy research, he began to investigate the radical changes that were quietly taking place in American medicine.
At the heart of the crisis, he found, lies the changed purpose of medical knowledge--from seeking to optimize health to searching for the greatest profits. The lack of transparency that has become normal in commercially sponsored medical research now taints the scientific evidence published in even our most prestigious medical journals. And unlike the recent scandals in other industries that robbed Americans of money and jobs, this one is undermining our health.' GoodReads.co.uk
Another brilliant book that is now out of print. You should be able to find it online from secondhand book retailers.
Authors: Patrick Mckeown
'The secret to your health, fitness and overall wellbeing lies in the most basic and overlooked aspect of your workout: how you breathe. Developing body strength while ignoring breathing strength is counterproductive.
In The Oxygen Advantage, Patrick McKeown combines his successful breathing exercises with techniques designed to simulate high-altitude training in a highly successful programme that will significantly improve anyone's health but will also empower athletes to improve their sports performance. These scientifically validated exercises have the potential to drastically improve your overall fitness, whether you are a habitual couch potato or an Ironman triathlon champion.' Blackwells.co.uk
Authors: Dr Aseem Malhotra and Donal O'Neill
'I am obsessed with The Pioppi Diet. I feel leaner, energised, definitely less bloated and more healthy. I genuinely feel like this is no longer a diet plan, it's just the way I eat.' Sara Cox Blackwells.co.uk
Authors: John Yudkin
'In 1972, when British scientist John Yudkin first proved that sugar was bad for our health, he was ignored by the majority of the medical profession and rubbished by the food industry. We should have heeded his warning.
Today, one in four adults in the UK are overweight.
There is an epidemic of obese six-month-olds around the globe.
Sugar consumption has tripled since the Second World War.' Blackwells.co.uk
Authors: Katie & Giancarlo Caldesi
'Katie and Giancarlo Caldesi are back to guide you through how to reverse the progress of type 2 diabetes, lose weight and bring your blood sugar down to a normal level. This new book is full of simple, delicious recipes that encourage and help you to sustain permanent lifestyle change.
The Reverse Your Diabetes Cookbook is packed full of mouthwatering low-carb dishes using easy-to-source, inexpensive ingredients. With recipes to address common pitfalls, such as food on the go and take-to-work lunches, alongside fakeaways providing healthy alternatives to takeaway favourites, this is food to fill you up without fattening you up.' Blackwells.co.uk
Authors: Dr James DiNicolantonio
'A leading cardiovascular research scientist upends the low-salt myth, proving that salt may be one solution to - rather than a cause of - the chronic disease crisis.
We've all heard the recommendation: no more than a teaspoon of salt a day for a healthy heart. But there's one big problem with this: the majority of us don't need to watch our salt. For most, salt protects against a host of aliments, including internal starvation, insulin resistance, diabetes and heart disease - not to mention, it tastes great. Dr DiNicolantonio reveals the eye-opening story, a never-been-told, century-spanning drama of competing egos and interests, of how salt became unfairly demonised. (The real culprit? Another white crystal - sugar).' Blackwells.co.uk
Authors: Michael Moss
'In China, for the first time, the people who weigh too much now outnumber those who weigh too little. In Mexico, the obesity rate has tripled in the past three decades. In the UK over 60 per cent of adults and 30 per cent of children are overweight, while the United States remains the most obese country in the world.
We are hooked on salt, sugar and fat. These three simple ingredients are used by the major food companies to achieve the greatest allure for the lowest possible cost. Here, Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter Michael Moss exposes the practices of some of the most recognisable (and profitable) companies and brands of the last half century. He takes us inside the labs where food scientists use cutting-edge technology to calculate the ‘bliss point’ of sugary drinks. He unearths marketing campaigns designed – in a technique adapted from the tobacco industry – to redirect concerns about the health risks of their products, and reveals how the makers of processed foods have chosen, time and again, to increase consumption and profits, while gambling with our health.' Blackwells.co.uk
Authors: Dr Patrick Holford and Liz Efiong
'Cancer is increasing at an alarming rate and one in three people will develop cancer at some point in their lives. According to the World Cancer Research Fund, up to 39 per cent of the most common cancers - lung, breast, colorectal, skin, mouth/throat and oesophagus, liver, stomach, prostate, cervical ovarian, testicular, endometrial and pancreatic - are preventable through diet, physical activity and weight control alone.
SAY NO TO CANCER was originally published by Piatkus in 1999 and this greatly expanded edition contains new chapters that reflect the very latest information on the connection between diet and lifestyle and the risk of developing cancer. It offers guidance for people who wish to avoid getting cancer, and for those who want to know what they can do nutritionally if they have cancer and/or want to prevent reoccurrence.
By improving your diet and taking the right nutritional supplements you really can say no to cancer.' Blackwells.co.uk
Authors: Dr Malcolm Kendrick
'If you have been told that you must take statins or risk a devastating heart attack or stroke, you need to read this book. Dr Kendrick, a well-known statin sceptic and author of the bestselling The Great Cholesterol Con, has returned to the diet-heart-cholesterol battlefield to warn that people are being conned.
In relaxed and humorous style, he lifts the rock to allow the reader to peer underneath. He points out that statins, even in high-risk individuals, increase life expectancy by a mere four days after five years of treatment. Yet adverse effects have been swept under the carpet by researchers who are closely tied to the industry.
The way to avoid heart disease, and strokes, is simple - but, as this riveting book shows, it has nothing to do with lowering cholesterol levels.' Blackwells.co.uk
Authors: Dr James DiNicolantonio and Dr Joseph Mercola
'Should you cook with coconut oil or vegetable oil? Eat butter, cream or olive oil? Supplement with fish oil or flax oil? Sometimes it seems as if everyone has a different opinion on these crucial questions - but this book holds real answers. Bestselling author and teacher Dr Joseph Mercola teams up with cardiovascular expert Dr James DiNicolantonio to cut through the confusion about how dietary fats affect our bodies and set the record straight on how to eat for optimal well-being.' Blackwells.co.uk
Authors: Dr Marcia Angell
'During her two decades at The New England Journal of Medicine, Dr. Marcia Angell had a front-row seat on the appalling spectacle of the pharmaceutical industry. She watched drug companies stray from their original mission of discovering and manufacturing useful drugs and instead become vast marketing machines with unprecedented control over their own fortunes. She saw them gain nearly limitless influence over medical research, education, and how doctors do their jobs. She sympathized as the American public, particularly the elderly, struggled and increasingly failed to meet spiraling prescription drug prices. Now, in this bold, hard-hitting new book, Dr. Angell exposes the shocking truth of what the pharmaceutical industry has become-and argues for essential, long-overdue change.' Blackwells.co.uk
Authors: Dr Michael Holick
'Many Americans have succumbed to the scare tactics of the dermatological community, and avoid sunlight for fear of skin cancer and premature aging. Therefore, most of us suffer from vitamin D deficiency, which causes daily aches, pains, and fatigue, worsens serious illnesses, and diminishes the quality of everyday life. Drawing on decades of research, Dr. Michael f. Holick reveals a well-kept secret: our bodies need a sensible amount of unprotected sun exposure. The most comprehensive rescriptive book on the market, The Vitamin D Solution offers readers an easy and inexpensive plan to reversing the effects of vitamin D deficiency-and enjoying a substantially healthier life.' Blackwells.co.uk
Authors: F Batmanghelidj
'You are not sick, you are thirsty! Don't treat thirst with medications! This is an absolute must-read classic book on natural health. This ground-breaking book is the first of Dr. B's You're Not Sick, You're Thirsty series of books. It introduces a new paradigm for preventing and treating many degenerative diseases. A self-help book that reveals the new knowledge of the amazing health values of natural, simple water in maintaining personal health.' Blackwells.co.uk
Authors: Dr Steven Witherly
'Our major drive to eat centres around pleasure. But without understanding the nature of food pleasure and perception, we can't make useful modifications to food. Why Humans Like Junk Food: Edible Pleasure Explained explores, for the first time, the physiological basis for "food pleasure" and why these cravings occur. Author Steven Witherly chronicles how chefs and food scientists make our favourite foods taste irresistible. He also simplifies and outlines the various food-related pleasure principles through the use of general observations, aphorisms, and theories. Witherly shares the reasons why we like everything from gourmet coffee to Southern fried chicken, culinary secrets of the top chefs, and the eight biggest cooking mistakes amateurs make. Without even opening a cookbook, Witherly can show you how to use ingredients that will add the most pleasure to your culinary experience. For the everyday cook, dietician, food scientist, or professional chef, this revolutionary guide can help you improve your cooking by explaining the physiological power of great-tasting food!' Blackwells.co.uk
Authors: Gary Taubes
'Taubes reveals the bad nutritional science of the last century--none more damaging or misguided than the "calories-in, calories-out" model of why we get fat--and the good science that has been ignored. He also answers the most persistent questions: Why are some people thin and others fat? What roles do exercise and genetics play in our weight? What foods should we eat, and what foods should we avoid? Persuasive, straightforward, and practical, Why We Get Fat is an essential guide to nutrition and weight management.
Complete with an easy-to-follow diet. Featuring a new afterword with answers to frequently asked questions.' Blackwells.co.uk
Authors: Prof Matthew Walker
'Sleep is one of the most important aspects of our life, health and longevity and yet it is increasingly neglected in twenty-first-century society, with devastating consequences: every major disease in the developed world - Alzheimer's, cancer, obesity, diabetes - has very strong causal links to deficient sleep.
In this book, the first of its kind written by a scientific expert, Professor Matthew Walker explores twenty years of cutting-edge research to solve the mystery of why sleep matters. Looking at creatures from across the animal kingdom as well as major human studies, Why We Sleep delves into everything from what really happens during REM sleep to how caffeine and alcohol affect sleep and why our sleep patterns change across a lifetime, transforming our appreciation of the extraordinary phenomenon that safeguards our existence.' Blackwells.co.uk
Authors: Jen Sincero
'In one hundred exercises, reflections, and cues that you can use to immediately realign your mind and keep your focus unwavering, this guide will show you how to keep the breakthroughs catalyzed by Sincero's iconic books YOU ARE A BADASS and YOU ARE A BADASS AT MAKING MONEY going.
Owning your power to ascend to badassery is just the first step in creating the life you deserve--YOU ARE A BADASS EVERY DAY is the accountability buddy you can keep in your back pocket to power through obstacles, overcome the doubts that hold you back from greatness, and keep the fires of determination roaring while you reach your goals.' Blackwells.co.uk
Authors: Dr Lynda Shaw
'The brain often overcomplicates matters, leading you to feel over-whelmed and lacking in confidence. Yet you can take control. Your Brain is Boss is brimming with ideas and tools that can help simplify your working and personal life so that you can reach your goals. By reading this book you will be able to: