Monday, September 10, 2007

Great New Reads On Nutrition

There are some really great new books available dealing with proper nutrition. Everyone needs to add these to your library of health books. Some are not available yet, but you can preorder them from Amazon.

First we have the wonderful book By Dr McCleary. I can't wait to get mine in the mail. I've been telling you about this book for awhile now. It deals with the effects of a Ketogenic diet on brain function. Jimmy Moore did an interview recently with Dr McCleary. McCleary: Ketone Bodies Produced By A Low-Carb Diet Are High-Octane Brain Food This is a must read for anyone who suffers from any type of disorder of the brain. Larry McCleary, M.D., former acting chief of Pediatric Neurosurgery and director of the Neuroscience Research Program at the Children's Hospital in Denver, is co-founder and director of research at Advanced Metabolic Research Group (AMRG), a company dedicated to the use of diet and nutraceutical supplements to solve neurological, metabolic, and medical disorders. Dr Mike Eades wrote the forward to this book. I first heard about it on his site. Ketogenic diet and brain energy by Michael R. Eades, M.D.

Next we have a book that is really gonna knock the socks of the established ideas of nutrition. Check out Jimmy's interview with Gary Taubes about his new book. Taubes: Doctors, Nutritionists 'Haven't Got A Clue What Real Science Is' Dr Mike Eades did a review of this book ages ago--Gary Taubes’ new book.
Some may remember Gary from his piece in the New York Times way back when--What if It's All Been a Big Fat Lie? - New York Times. Here is a review from Pulitzer Prize winner Richard Rhodes that I got from

Gary Taubes’s Good Calories, Bad Calories is easily the most important book on diet and health to be published in the past one hundred years. It is clear, fast-paced and exciting to read, rigorous, authoritative, and a beacon of hope for all those who struggle with problems of weight regulation and general health–as who does not? If Taubes were a scientist rather than a gifted, resourceful science journalist, he would deserve and receive the Nobel Prize in Medicine.

Finally we have this selection from writer Adam Campbell and Dr Jeff Volek. Adam Campbell is the sports and nutrition editor at Men’s Health. A National Magazine Award–winning writer and certified strength and conditioning specialist. Dr Volek is an exercise and nutrition researcher at the University of Connecticut and a highly sought-after fitness expert. He contributes regularly to Men’s Health and is coauthor, with Adam Campbell, of The Testosterone Advantage Plan. Jimmy also did an interview with Adam Campbell recently--Campbell: People Aren't Just Eating Too Much, They Eating 'Too Many Carbohydrates' Adam has written some great articles in Men's Health. He is well known for this one in particular--The Cure For Diabetes - Men's Health. This will be another powerful read for anyone with an eye towards health.

He doesn't have a book coming out. But I feel Dr William Davis is someone each of you need to get to know. He is an unconventional cardiologist who also serves as the medical director of Milwaukee Heart Scan in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He also has a blog that is on my daily reading list---The Heart Scan Blog. Jimmy did an in depth interview with Dr Davis--Davis: Wanna Cut Plaque In Your Arteries? Slash Your Carbohydrates!.

So here we have a neurologist, a cardiologist, a fitness expert, a nutritional research scientist and what I call a regular Joe. all in favor of improving your health through nutrition. Not just any nutritional approach, but a carb restricted and higher fat diet. Some even praise the benefits of saturated fat in what you eat. I encourage everyone to check out each of these books. Also don't forget to look into Dr Davis' blog.