Give someone you love a new lifestyle for Christmas!

Books for Christmas!

If Santa’s sack is still not filled, then I have some very interesting books to recommend. These books can change anyone’s worldview and they make us think about what we eat, and why we eat what we eat, in a whole new way. So if you have a loved one struggling with diets that doesn’t really work, or if you want to reward yourself with a special Christmas gift, then the books below are highly recommended.

They all give a “new” view on what’s healthy and what’s not when it comes to human nutrition. And they have all, in one way or another, been an eye opener for me in more ways than one. So if you still have some money left in your pockets after your Christmas shopping, then they are all worth the investment.

Good Calories, Bad Calories: Fats, Carbs, and the Controversial Science of Diet and Health by Gary Taubes

Good Calories, Bad Calories - Book Cover

Gary Taubes became an household name after challenging the current dietary advises with his New York Times Magazine article in 2001: ”What if It's All a Big Fat Lie?”.

 In his book Good Calories, Bad Calories he begins by showing how public health data has been misinterpreted to point out dietary fat and cholesterol as the primary causes of coronary heart disease. Deeper examination, he says, shows instead that heart disease and other diseases of modern civilization appear to result from increased consumption of refined carbohydrates: sugar, white flour and white rice. Taubes then guides us efficiently through research and clinical evidence that supports his views and calls out for new dietary advice that is based on rigorous science, instead of old preconceptions.

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The Primal Blueprint: Reprogram your genes for effortless weight loss, vibrant health, and boundless energy by Mark Sisson

The Primal Blueprint - Book Cover

The Primal Blueprint exposes many diet myths that the modern human has come to accept as facts. Former world-class athlete Mark Sisson takes us on a journey through human evolution, comparing the life and robust health of our hunter-gatherer ancestors with the life of a modern family. He exposes the health issues we encounter in the 21st century. We learn how the right high-fat diet can actually help us lose weight while the low-fat, grain-based diets trigger illnesses, diseases, and lifelong weight gain.

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Know Your Fats: The Complete Primer for Understanding the Nutrition of Fats, Oils and Cholesterol by Mary Enig

Dr. Mary G. Enig, an international renowned nutritionist/biochemist takes us on a journey through the world of fats with new and groundbreaking dietary advice. She is critical of the low-fat diets, and in line with a lot of new scientific evidence states that cholesterol does not contribute to heart disease. Enig also disputes the lipid hypothesis, which the last 30 years of dietary advice was based on, and asserts that the true culprit of heart disease is trans-fat.

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Nourishing Traditions: The Cookbook that Challenges Politically Correct Nutrition and the Diet Dictocrats by Sally Fallon

Sally Fallon brings us a cookbook that focuses on the fact that animal fats and cholesterol are vital factors in the human diet, necessary for reproduction and normal growth, proper function of the brain and nervous system and protection from disease and optimum energy levels. By focusing on the culinary customs of our ancestors, and looking ahead to a future of robust good health for young and old, this book offers todays families a guide to healthy food choices and proper preparation techniques. Sally Fallon uses ancient knowledge coupled with the latest scientific research to present us with 700 recipes that pleases both gourmets and busy parents.

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Eat Fat, Lose Fat: The Healthy Alternative to Trans Fats by Mary Enig and Sally Fallon

This book informs us about the benefits of tropical fats and oils, asserting that those fats are beneficial, and that saturated fats should be more heavily incorporated into our diets.

Enig and Fallon, tells us that the high-fat, low-carb diet really works. Their approach is focused mostly on traditional diets and moves away from modern diets as we know them. The authors states that “healthy vegetable oils” (such as corn and soybean) are in large part responsible for our national obesity and health crisis, while the saturated fats traditionally considered "harmful" (from such foods as coconut, butter, and meat) are essential to weight loss and health.

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Nutrition and Physical Degeneration

Dr. Price a dentist from Cleveland traveled the world in the beginning of the last century searching for the secrets to health. He found that people that still ate their indigenous foods had perfect dental arches, minimal tooth decay, high immunity to tuberculosis and overall excellent health, while people in the same area that had been introduced to modernized foods, such as white flour, white sugar, refined vegetable oils and canned goods, fast started showed signs of dental caries, deformed jaw structures, crooked teeth, arthritis and a low immunity to tuberculosis. Dr. Price documented this ancestral wisdom including hundreds of photos in his book, Nutrition and Physical Degeneration, which is an epic study demonstrating the importance of whole food nutrition, and the degeneration and destruction that comes from a diet of processed foods.

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Fat and Cholesterol are Good for You by Uffe Ravnskov

 

The author has published more than 80 papers and letters in the scientific press critical to the cholesterol campaign, for which he has won two international awards. In his new book, which includes updated and simplified sections from his previous one (The Cholesterol Myths), he also presents his own idea about the cause of heart disease, an idea that explains all the findings that do not fit with the present view.

Some of his revelations are that:

  • Cholesterol is not a deadly poison, but a substance vital to the cells of all mammals. 
  • Your body produces three to four times more cholesterol than you eat. 
  • The internal production increases when you eat only small amounts of cholesterol and decreases when you eat large amounts.
  • Heart patients haven't eaten more saturated fat than other people.
  • Stroke patients have eaten even less.
  • High cholesterol is not a risk factor for women. 
  • High cholesterol is not a risk factor for old people although by far most heart attacks occur after age 65.
  • Many of the cholesterol-lowering drugs are dangerous to your health and may shorten your life. 
  • The cholesterol campaign creates immense prosperity for researchers, doctors, medical journals, drug producers and the food industry.

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Protein Power: The High-Protein/Low-Carbohydrate Way to Lose Weight, Feel Fit, and Boost Your Health–in Just Weeks! by Michael and Mary Eades

Similar to Dr. Robert Atkins, the authors cite insulin as the main reason for weight gain and recommend instead a diet extremely low in carbohydrates. Carbohydrates, which are transformed into sugar during digestion, stimulate the body to store fat, which is making weight loss virtually impossible. The most revolutionary idea put forth in Protein Power is that the fat you eat has very little bearing on the fat you gain: in other words, we aren't what we eat after all. Researchers have found that eating larger portions of protein in conjunction with severely reduced portions of carbohydrates causes people to burn the excess fat stored in their bodies.

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Get them before Christmas!

That's all for today, as of writing all books above is available for delivery from Amazon before christmas. If not, they are also very fitting as a new beginning of a new year.

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