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Top Health Books: A Few Favourites and Recent Reads

When it comes to all things health - we are definitely book worms!  The body is incredible and


When it comes to all things health – we are definitely book worms!  The body is incredible and the more we learn, the more we appreciate how intricately connected everything is.  We feel strongly that in any specialty health profession, it’s important to not only focus on your specialty, but also acknowledge the broader picture and recognize what other factors might be involved.  Over the years, we’ve amassed (and continue to amass) quite the library of books.  Here are just a few of our favourites (or most recent reads) to date;

*Readability = How scientifically written is the book.  A higher score means less background necessary in the subject to really follow along.

*Practical Tips = Does the book give practical takeaways.  A higher score means there are more practical tips.

UNCONVENTIONAL MEDICINE by Chris Kresser

Unconventional Medicine is both a call to action and a roadmap to a more 'common sense' approach to healthcare.  A great overview of where our current health care system is at (hint: not good) and where we can hopefully improve. 

80%
Readability
80%
Practical tips
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UNPLUGGED by B. Mackenzie, Dr. A. Galpin, P. White

Unplugged speaks to those who have become a bit too reliant on their wearable technology.  The overriding message is to let technology work for you opposed to being a slave to your technology.

90%
Readability
75%
Practical tips
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MOVE YOUR DNA by Katy Bowman

If we exercise for an hour per day but sit the rest, we are still only moving 4% of our day!  Move your DNA highlights the need for more movement during our day.

90%
Readability
85%
Practical tips
move your dna book
BAREFOOT STRONG by Dr. Emily Splichal

At 100 pages, Barefoot Strong is a short read but one of the best books we've seen about holistic care for your feet.  Great to see a book touching on things like nutrition and hip strength/mobility as factors in our long term foot health.

75%
Readability
85%
Practical tips
WIRED TO EAT by Robb Wolf

We've read a lot of books on nutrition and we find Wired to Eat to one of our most recommended.  Easy to read a great overview on how our food affects our physiology and practical takeaways on how to improve our nutrition.

85%
Readability
80%
Practical tips
BRAIN MAKER by Dr. David Perlmutter

Brain Maker is another book about the importance of our gut microbiome (it's so important!).  Dr. Perlmutter is a world renowned neurologist who lists the ever increasing links between conditions like alzheimer'sdementia, ADHD, autism and a host of other health issues with our gut health.  

75%
Readability
60%
Practical tips
TRIPPING OVER THE TRUTH by Travis Christofferson

Tripping Over the Truth: The Return of the Metabolic Theory of Cancer is very interesting look at where we've come with cancer research over the last century.  The first 3/4 of the book is mostly history (which is super interesting) with the last 1/4 of the book being more practical information to use when faced with this disease.  

70%
Readability
50%
Practical tips
book about health
READY TO RUN by Kelly Starrett

Definitely not just for runners, Ready to Run is great guide of how to take better care of our musculoskeletal system.  A very in depth guide on how to use the different mobility tools available on the market today (Tune Up balls, sticks, floss bands, rollers etc).  

85%
Readability
85%
Practical tips
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LIGHTS OUT by T. S. Wiley

Lights Out: Sleep, Sugar, and Survival was definitely a bit ahead of it's time as it was written in 2000 and some of it's key points are just now becoming more mainstream.  The author definitely doesn't hold back on her views (backed by some strong research) as to why why we're facing such a health crisis.

70%
Readability
80%
Practical tips
health and wellness book

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