Our best recommended ketogenic and wellness books. Please check out our admin written reviews for what you can expect

 

Eat Rich, Live Long: Mastering the Low-Carb & Keto Spectrum for Weight Loss and Longevity

(I. Cummins and Dr. J. Gerber). This full-color, easy-to-follow guidebook is perfect for those new to the keto/LCHF lifestyle. It is a blend of instructional how-to for maximizing health and losing weight, is backed by solid science, and includes 50 recipes. Both 7 and 14-day eating plans are provided for those who need support in making the transition. If you could only choose one book as a beginner, this would be the one.

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The Obesity Code: Unlocking the Secrets of Weight Loss

(Dr. J. Fung). Everything you thought you knew about weight loss is probably wrong, starting with the concept of CICO (calories in/calories out). Fung in his low-key, humorous fashion delves into the basic science behind why we are obese. He offers 5 basic steps to take and a set of lifelong habits to develop so that obesity becomes a faded memory. Dr. Fung, best known for his teachings on fasting, also offers simple guidance for how to use intermittent fasting to break the cycle of obesity. If you enjoy science, but you want to hear it in plain-speak, this book does the trick.

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The Case Against Sugar

 

(G. Taubes). Still playing around with a little sugar in your diet on the weekends—a little ice cream, the occasional slice of cake? You won’t after you read this. Taubes outlines the history of sugar and its use in the food industry, expounds on different forms of sugar, and aptly connects its use to the widespread metabolic diseases we are experiencing in modern society, especially the increasing prevalence of T2 diabetes. History and nutrition buffs will enjoy this book.

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The Alzheimer’s Antidote: Using a Low-Carb, High-Fat Diet to Fight Alzheimer’s Disease, Memory Loss, and Cognitive Decline

(A. Berger). This book is essentially a guidebook for those who wish to use a low-carb, high fat therapeutic diet to protect themselves against increased risk of cognitive decline, or are themselves caregivers to a loved one who is showing signs of this disease. This lifestyle and nutritional intervention approach offers simple, straightforward steps on what to do, how to eat, and what to supplement. Berger presents the research on brain health to support this protocol in a way that even the harried and worried can grasp. The author includes a rich, vetted appendix of additional resources. .

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The Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate Living: An Expert Guide to Making the Life-Saving Benefits of Carbohydrate Restriction Sustainable and Enjoyable

Drs. S. Phinney, J. Volek, and E. Westman). If ever there was a book that could be considered the grandfather of the carbohydrate restriction movement, it would be this one. These gurus of low-carb living outline the science behind fat as fuel, nutritional ketosis, electrolyte management, sugar restriction, and managing metabolic syndrome. This book is written for both the health-minded and the health professional in simple, clear terms.  It’s a fairly short book and is organized, direct, and easy to mark-up for reference

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The Beck Diet Solution: Train Your Brain to Think Like a Thin Person

 

(Dr. J. Beck). This book is not low-carb or keto-specific in nature, and Dr. Beck is clear from the beginning that she won’t tell you which diet to choose. She will, however, teach cognitive behavior strategies for making good eating choices that dovetail nicely with the keto/LCHF lifestyle. Inside are straightforward, do-able strategies to teach the reader critical skills such as how to distinguish between cravings, desires, and true hunger, how to say “no” to food-pushers, how to deal with situational eating triggers, etc. If you know which foods to choose, but you still have trouble making the right choices, consider this resource.

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The Alzheimer’s Antidote: Using a Low-Carb, High-Fat Diet to Fight Alzheimer’s Disease, Memory Loss, and Cognitive Decline

(Dr. J. Fung). Calling all pre-diabetics, diabetics, and those who don’t want to be either— this was written for you. In a day and age where most medical professionals shrug sadly, believing T2 diabetes to be unconquerable, Dr. Fung says differently. If you want to learn about treating T2 naturally via controlled fasting, a low-carb diet, and without medication, delve into this book now.

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The Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate Living: An Expert Guide to Making the Life-Saving Benefits of Carbohydrate Restriction Sustainable and Enjoyable

The Great Cholesterol Myth: Why Lowering Your Cholesterol Won’t Prevent Heart Disease-and the Statin-Free Plan That Will (Drs. S. Sinatra & J. Bowden). Want to live low-carb but afraid of cholesterol? Witnessed a jump in yours since you went keto? Have genetically high levels and don’t know what that means? This is your chance to find out why cholesterol levels are a poor predictor of heart disease and why the traditional methods of avoiding saturated fats and don’t work. Explore the common myths and bust them with the authors while you learn about the real culprit in your diet. Most especially, if your doctor has mentioned a statin to you, this is a must-read before you decide what you wish to do.

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The Beck Diet Solution: Train Your Brain to Think Like a Thin Person

 

 (Dr. W. Davis). If you are ready to take charge of your health experience, this is the book for you. Davis (Wheat Belly author) establishes argument after argument for why each of us should question the mainstream, health establishment’s protocol, default recommendations, and costs. He offers guidance for utilizing supplements, resources for conducting simple, medical self-testing via online labs, and advice for talking to your health professionals when they are needed to help manage major health conditions. Written by a low-carb proponent, this book is best suited for those who have already begun to make the shift to low-carb or ketogenic eating.

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