Nutrition books
Nutrition books reading list

Here’s a list of some books on nutrition that I’ve been reading. This list will keep growing as I’m reading and I’ll write up some of the interesting information in the newsletter. Here are some of my favorite nutrition books.

Best nutrition books

Fast This Way by Dave Ssprey

The full title for this book is Fast This Way: Burn Fat, Heal Inflammation, and Eat Like the High-Performing Human You Were Meant to Be. And this really captures some of the key themes in the book.

Dave gives the reader insights into why fasting, and in particular intermittent fasting is good for your body (on many levels), while taking you through his own personal story.

What I love is that the book really focuses on ideas that you can take action on in your life today, and what exactly is happening in your body to make it worth doing.

Eat Smarter by Shawn Stevenson

Shawn has one of the most popular health podcasts out there, and wrote the best selling book Sleep Smarter. In this book Shawn is exploring how you can eat you way to better health, more energy, and even curing chronic disease.

In the book, there is an in-depth exploration of how the body works, how we burn fat, what foods to eat, and how the mind works. At the end there is the Eat Smarter 30 Day meal plan, and I’ve already made some of the dishes and loved the Honey Sriracha Salmon.

Gut / Immune Connection by Emeran Mayer

Emeran is a leading scientist studying the microbiome and it’s impact on our health. This book explores new evidence that shows how the health of you gut-microbiome contributes to some of the most common auto-immune diseases of our time. Emeran also wrote the book the The Mind-Gut Connection.

The Plant Paradox by Steven Gundry

In The Plant Paradox is a really interesting book Dr. Gundry dives deep into his hypothesis that lectins are responsible for much of our illness today. The paradox that is explored is how we need fruits and vegetables to be healthy, but many of these foods contain a high lectin content and may need to be removed from the diet of those who are particularly lectin sensitive.

The Power of Full Engagement by Richard Montanez

This is one of my all time favorite books on nutrition, because it really encourages you to see your lifestyle through the lens of being more energetic and engaged. I’ve read this book multiple times, and every time I get something out of it, helping me see how that morning muffin might impact my afternoon slump, for example. I love the hypothesis and guidance and would recommend this to anyone looking to gain more energy.

Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art by James Nestor

I listened to the podcast with James Nestor and Shawn Stevenson and it blew me away. James gives these simple practical tips for making your life better through breathing better. As an asthmatic, this really touched a nerve for me.

I’m dying to read this book and have already ordered it. I’ll report on this book as soon as possible in the nutrition newsletter.


Drop a comment below with any of your own recommendations on nutrition and health books to read. I’ll give as many as I can and add them to the list, plus you’ll be helping other readers!

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