Recommended Reading

Our Staff Picks

Recommended reading for better health.

The more one understands how to manage their health the better chance they have to improve it. Each of these books provides some valuable insights. Most are focused on health and wellness, but some provide useful tools that frame our thinking so that we can better understand and apply the data in our daily lives. We have read each of these books from cover to cover (along with many others) and have selected these few as the best resources for health and longevity.

 

 

Dave Asprey provides practical advice about how to stay young and healthy. This books is a page turner, and is worth reading again and again as a reference guide. Tips and techniques that range from easy and free to implement all the way to technical practices that will require professional assistance. Great ideas that you the reader can pick and choose from on your journey to better health.

David Sinclair is a scientist and researcher who provides the laboratory evidence that should have all of us rethinking our paradigm of longevity. In order to improve our personal health it is important to revisit our our preconceived limitations about how long and how well we can live.

 

David Perlmutter provides us with a fascinating look at the connection between gut health and brain function. With a single brush stroke he details how the microbiome when negatively affected can play a role in many different cognitive problems (Autism, dementia, brain fog etc) and how making dietary corrections may just make your ability to think go from zero to hero.

 

Most of us understand that good diet and exercise are critical for better health and wellness, but the sleep factor is often overlooked. Shawn Stevenson does an excellent service by illuminating just how powerful sleep is for a well rounded long healthy and happy life. Easy to read and understand Sleep Smarter delivers the fundamentals of how to use your bedroom to get healthier.

 

Many of you may already be familiar with Scott Adams. So why are we recommending a book that clearly has nothing to do with health? Simple, the more you can discern the fact from the fiction the better your ability to choose a course that actually improves your health. By removing ourselves from mental prisons or habits of thought that are not serving us, we can sift out the misinformation from the good information. A skill that is more valuable than ever before.

The Finlay's do well at bringing to light the Microbiome as it exists inside and outside of our bodies. The little bacterial critters that comprise the microbiome existed long before we did and will continue on long after. The evolution of our species is intimately tied to the bacteria that have become part of our very existence. Having an understanding of how we interact with these micro-organisms is essential to placing ourselves on the path to better health.

William Li's Eat to beat Disease is an education of how to rethink what a good diet is and does for you. It is both and educational book and a reference guide to better eating practices. Food is the medicine and this text is a practical guide for what you can do today so think you create health for tomorrow. 

It is no secret that water is essential to life. As such, we would think that scientists would already have a great understanding of how it functions. As it turns out... they don't. Author Gerald Pollack brings to light theories about how water functions. A fascinating read that gives perspective on water at a molecular level. Considering that we are all made of water it might just be of value to understand it when we are making effort to live longer healthier lives. (Key elements to the structure of water and some hints to the formation of Structured Silver.)