Book Recommendations

Grain Brain by David Perlmutter, MD

  • Demonstrates the negative effects of starchy foods and a high carbohydrate lifestyles on thinking and cognition



The Ketogenic Cookbook by Jimmy Moore and Maria Emmerich

  • Practical book with colorful photos. Very useful and it’s one of my wife’s favorites



Eat Fat, Get Thin by Mark Hyman, MD

  • Provides a basis for understanding the different kinds of fats. Differentiates between healthy fats, which are tropical (such as olive, coconut and avocado oils), and unhealthy fats (such as vegetable and seed oils)


Wheat Belly by William Davis, MD 

  • Quintessential book that has gained popularity by introducing concept that wheat is like alcohol and contributes to obesity and fatty liver



The Obesity Code by Jason Fung, MD

  • Excellent (but technical) book that talks about the science and history of obesity. The second half of the book is very practical and applicable.



The Complete Guide to Fasting by Jason Fung, MD

  • Provides evidence that the timing of meals is as equally important as content of meals



Keto Clarity by Jimmy Moore

  • Learn the pearls and pitfalls of the ketogenic diet. Gives the mnemonic K.E.T.O. (Keep the carbs low, Eat healthy fats, Test ketone levels, don’t Overdue the protein)


Cholesterol Clarity by Jimmy Moore

  • Excellent book for showing that the ketogenic diet is protective against heart disease, in part by raising HDL (good cholesterol)



The Big Fat Surprise by Nina Teicholz

  • Goes over how foods rich in fat are healthy and the role of that in the heart-health hypothesis



The Warrior Diet by Ori Hofmekler

  • Makes a case that the timing of meals may be equally important as what you eat. It discusses the concept of One Meal A Day (OMAD) with dinner being main meal. This is modeled after the historic Greeks and Spartans


The Ketogenic Diet for Beginners by Orlando Scott

  • Introductory book for navigating through the complexity of the ketogenic diet



Keto for Cancer by Miriam Kalamian EdM. MS. CNS.

  • Practical book on how cancer has a metabolic vulnerability, that is, it can only run off of carbohydrates. The author’s son had cancer and was able to live longer after switching to a low carbohydrate lifestyle


Tripping over the Truth by Travis Christofferson

  • Provides a history of cancer and chemotherapy agents. Shows how cancer is thought to originate from a combo of some genetics but mostly metabolic issues. Delves further into the metabolic theory of cancer


The End of Alzheimer’s by Dale E. Brendesen MD

  • Demonstrates for the first time that you can reverse Alzheimer’s as well as cognitive decline with a comprehensive approach based on the ketogenic diet


Good Calories, Bad Calories by Gary Taubes

  • Definitive work detailing dietary recommendations and how the medical community got it wrong due to history and politics



Why We Get Fat and What To Do About It by Gary Taubes

  • Watered down version of “Good Calories, Bad calories”. Gives the history and politics surrounding medical recommendations regarding food choices and how those have been wrong to date. Also provides solutions to how we can improve them


Sweet and Savory Fat Bombs by Martina Slojerova

  • Colorful and helpful cookbook. Be sure you’re more savory than sweet when eating desserts



Fat Chance by Robert H. Lustig, MD

  • Excellent book about pediatric obesity by a prominent pediatric endocrinologist. Shows how carbs, especially sugar, cause childhood obesity and not excessive fat


Men Die Young, Women Don’t Care by Gerardo “Jerry” Hizon, MD

  • Guys gotta get in the game; otherwise, they’re a statistic