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On this page, you’ll find a curated selection of books and podcasts that delve into various aspects of nutrition, focusing on how dietary habits influence overall health, the importance of gut health, and the underlying science of how food impacts our bodies. Each resource has been chosen for its insightful content, offering readers and listeners a deeper understanding of nutritional science and practical advice for a healthier lifestyle.


All the links provided are independent and not affiliated with me. I gain no benefits from sharing this list; it’s my way of passing along valuable resources that have made a difference in my life and expressing gratitude towards those who have shared their knowledge.

The Diet Myth by Tim Spector

Format: Book

Gut bliss by Dr. Robynne Chutkan

Format: books, courses, guides

Dr. Hyman

Format: podcast, books

This book challenges the common misconceptions surrounding dieting and weight loss by exploring the complex relationship between our gut microbiome, genetics, and food. Spector, a professor of genetic epidemiology, provides evidence-based insights to debunk faddish diets and emphasizes the unique response of our bodies to food, highlighting the importance of understanding our personal microbiome for achieving health and weight management

Dr. Robynne Chutkan is a renowned gastroenterologist who delves into the importance of maintaining a healthy gut microbiome and provides practical advice on achieving and sustaining optimal digestive health for improved physical and mental wellness. Her book “Gut Bliss” is a comprehensive guide that explores the intricate connection between gut health and overall well-being. 

Dr. Mark Hyman is a prominent functional medicine practitioner, best-selling author, and educator renowned for his expertise in the field of health and wellness. As the founder of The UltraWellness Center and a dedicated advocate for a holistic approach to medicine, Dr. Hyman is recognized for his influential contributions to promoting a comprehensive understanding of the factors that contribute to overall health, including nutrition, lifestyle, and the interconnectedness of body systems.

The Glucose Revolution by Jessie Inchauspé

Format: Book

The Kindness Method by Shahroo Izadi

Format: book

Mastering Diabetes by Cyrus Khambatta, PhD, Robby Barbaro, MPH

Format: book

The book is a comprehensive guide that revolutionizes the way people view and manage their diets, focusing on the impact of carbohydrates and the glycemic index on overall health. It provides practical insights into making informed food choices to optimize blood glucose levels and promote long-term well-being.

“The Kindness Method” by Shahroo Izadi is a transformative self-help book that applies principles of compassion and positive reinforcement to support individuals in making lasting changes in their lives. While not specifically focused on diet, the book’s approach to behavior change, rooted in kindness and understanding, can be highly impactful for those seeking a new perspective on their relationship with food and overall well-being. Izadi’s method encourages self-reflection and gradual, sustainable adjustments, making it a valuable resource for anyone looking to cultivate a positive and healthier lifestyle.

“Mastering Diabetes” by Cyrus Khambatta, PhD, and Robby Barbaro, MPH, presents a comprehensive guide to managing diabetes through a plant-based, low-fat, whole-food diet. While the book advocates for a vegan approach, it emphasizes evidence-based strategies to optimize blood sugar control and overall health. Even if one may not adhere to a vegan lifestyle, exploring the insights and practices shared in the book can provide valuable perspectives on achieving better metabolic health and incorporating a variety of methods for improved well-being.

The Brain Fix Dr Mike Dow

Format: Books

Dr. Mike Dow is a prominent psychotherapist, author, and expert in brain health and wellness. His book “The Brain Fix” offers practical strategies and insights for optimizing brain function, improving mental clarity, and enhancing overall well-being. Dr. Dow’s accessible approach to neuroscience makes his book an invaluable resource for anyone seeking to understand and harness the power of their brain for a healthier and more fulfilling life. Whether you’re interested in improving memory, boosting mood, or enhancing cognitive performance, “The Brain Fix” provides actionable steps to unlock your brain’s potential and achieve lasting positive change.