William Davis's Diet & Health Picks

Book Cover Image. Title: Good Calories, Bad Calories:  Fats, Carbs, and the Controversial Science of Diet and Health, Author: Gary Taubes

Good Calories, Bad Calories

Gary Taubes

It took a journalist to question conventional dogma that Americans should cut dietary fat. Taubes mercilessly tears apart this longstanding cornerstone of dietary advice. The unavoidable conclusion: Not only is cutting dietary fat not supported by the evidence, eating more of it is good for you.
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Book Cover Image. Title: The Omnivore's Dilemma:  A Natural History of Four Meals, Author: Michael Pollan

The Omnivore's Dilemma

Michael Pollan

Pollan's fresh view of the American diet reveals its domination by commercial interests that create thousands of pseudo-foods, which, unfortunately, many can't seem to get enough of.
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Book Cover Image. Title: The Joy of Gluten-Free, Sugar-Free Baking:  80 Low-Carb Recipes That Offer Solutions for Celiac Disease, Diabetes, and Weight Loss, Author: Peter Reinhart

The Joy of Gluten-Free, Sugar-Free Baking

Peter ReinhartDenene Wallace

Professional baker Reinhart turns away from the wheat/grain darkside with coauthor Wallace to provide a baking expert's insight into recreating cookies, cakes, muffins, and other wheat-free goodies.
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Book Cover Image. Title: Practical Paleo:  A Customized Approach to Health and a Whole-Foods Lifestyle, Author: Diane Sanfilippo

Practical Paleo

Diane SanfilippoBill StaleyRobb Wolf

While there are a number of "paleo" cookbooks out there, Sanfilippo's is my favorite, as it weaves interesting and beautifully illustrated health concepts into nutrition and recipes.
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Book Cover Image. Title: The Art of Healthy Eating - Kids:  grain free low carb reinvented, Author: Maria Emmerich

The Art of Healthy Eating - Kids

Maria Emmerich

Any mom needing new ideas for healthy, grain-free baking suitable for kids needs to know about the work of nutritionist and wheat-free baking artist Maria Emmerich.
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Book Cover Image. Title: Wine from Grape to Glass, Author: Jens Priewe

Wine from Grape to Glass

Jens Priewe

Being a fool for good wine and trying to weave it into a healthy diet can be tricky. It helps to understand the stuff and this monumental book -- textbook, really -- gets you there.
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Book Cover Image. Title: Mindless Eating:  Why We Eat More Than We Think, Author: Brian Wansink

Mindless Eating

Brian Wansink

Your mind bends to the subtle cues in food and its presentation, invariably leading to unwitting increased consumption.
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Book Cover Image. Title: Food Politics:  How the Food Industry Influences Nutrition and Health, Author: Marion Nestle

Food Politics

Marion Nestle

While I don't agree with many of her nutritional views, Dr. Nestle is best at exposing the absurdities that go on behind closed doors at the US Surgeon General's office, the USDA, and other providers of nutritional policy and advice.
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