Best Health Books

Our top picks for the best Health, Fitness & Dieting Books with advice on Alternative Medicine, Diets & Weight Loss, Diseases, Physical Ailments, Mental Health and more...


Food: What the Heck Should I Eat?

By Mark Hyman, MD

#1 New York Times bestselling author Dr. Mark Hyman sorts through the conflicting research on food to give us the skinny on what to eat.

Did you know that eating oatmeal actually isn't a healthy way to start the day? That milk doesn't build bones, and eggs aren't the devil?

Even the most health conscious among us have a hard time figuring out what to eat in order to lose weight, stay fit, and improve our health. And who can blame us? When it comes to diet, there's so much changing and conflicting information flying around that it's impossible to know where to look for sound advice. And decades of misguided "common sense," food-industry lobbying, bad science, and corrupt food polices and guidelines have only deepened our crisis of nutritional confusion, leaving us overwhelmed and anxious when we head to the grocery store.  This book is quickly becoming one of the top health books 2018.


By Joseph Pizzorno, ND

In “The Toxin Solution,” Pizzorno describes how scientific innovation and ease of daily life that Americans have become so accustomed to have been slowly working against its citizens. Ultimately, modernization and convenience have produced more toxins – in the air we breathe, the water we drink, the food we eat and the products we use. What can we do in a never-ending period of “better living through chemistry?” Pizzorno argues first and foremost the power of being aware that these environmental toxins exist, what they do to our bodies, and what we can do to “fix it.”

The Blood Code: Unlock the secrets of your metabolism

By Dr. Richard Maurer

If you seek health, longevity and vitality, you will not find it by taking a passive role in your healthcare. It’s easy to learn the meaning behind your metabolic blood test results and skin fold measurements and reliably find the diet and fitness habits that steer you toward the health and vitality that you deserve.

Weight gain, prediabetes, type 2 diabetes and hypothyroid symptoms are conditions that can be fully resolved with your participation. From wherever you start, your healthiest life is within your grasp—simply unlock your Blood Code.

Undoctored: Why Health Care Has Failed You and How You Can Become Smarter Than Your Doctor

By William Davis, MD

Conventional health care is no longer working in your favor―but thankfully, Dr. Davis is...

With Undoctored, the code to health care has been cracked―Dr. Davis will help you create a comprehensive program to reduce, reverse, and cure hundreds of common health conditions and break your dependence on prescription drugs. By applying simple strategies while harnessing the collective wisdom of new online technologies, you can break free of a healthcare industry that puts profits over health.

> Customers who read this book also liked:  Wheat Belly

The Plant Paradox: The Hidden Dangers in "Healthy" Foods That Cause Disease and Weight Gain

By Steven Gundry, MD

 In The Plant Paradox, renowned cardiologist Dr. Steven Gundry reveals that gluten is just one variety of a common, and highly toxic, plant-based protein called lectin. Lectins are found not only in grains like wheat but also in the “gluten-free” foods most of us commonly regard as healthy, including many fruits, vegetables, nuts, beans, and conventional dairy products. These proteins, which are found in the seeds, grains, skins, rinds, and leaves of plants, are designed by nature to protect them from predators. As this health nutrition book points out, once ingested, lectins incite a kind of chemical warfare in our bodies, causing inflammatory reactions that can lead to weight gain and serious health conditions.

Reversing Diabetes: The Scientifically Proven System for Reversing Diabetes Without Drugs

By Neal Barnard, MD

Tackle diabetes and its complications for good with this newly updated edition of Dr. Neal Barnard's groundbreaking program.

Before Dr. Barnard’s scientific breakthrough, most health professionals believed that once you developed diabetes, you were stuck with it―and could anticipate one health issue after another, from worsening eyesight and nerve symptoms to heart and kidney problems. But this simply is not true―Dr. Barnard has shown that it is often possible to improve insulin sensitivity and tackle type 2 diabetes by following his step-by-step plan, which includes a healthful vegan diet with plenty of recipes to get started, an exercise guide, advice about taking supplements and tracking progress, and troubleshooting tips.  This is one of the best books on health and nutrition on the market.

Grain Brain: The Surprising Truth about Wheat, Carbs, and Sugar--Your Brain's Silent Killers

By David Perlmutter, MD

In one of our favorite health books, renowned neurologist David Perlmutter, MD, blows the lid off a topic that’s been buried in medical literature for far too long: carbs are destroying your brain. And not just unhealthy carbs, but even healthy ones like whole grains can cause dementia, ADHD, anxiety, chronic headaches, depression, and much more. Dr. Perlmutter explains what happens when the brain encounters common ingredients in your daily bread and fruit bowls, why your brain thrives on fat and cholesterol, and how you can spur the growth of new brain cells at any age. As a top health book, Grain Brain offers an in-depth look at how we can take control of our “smart genes” through specific dietary choices and lifestyle habits, demonstrating how to remedy our most feared maladies without drugs.

The Bulletproof Diet: Lose up to a Pound a Day, Reclaim Energy and Focus, Upgrade Your Life

By Dave Asprey

A classic read in the fields of biohacking and alternative medicine this top health book, The Bulletproof Diet will challenge―and change―the way you think about weight loss and wellness. You will skip breakfast, stop counting calories, eat high levels of healthy saturated fat, work out and sleep less, and add smart supplements.

In doing so, you'll gain energy, build lean muscle, and watch the pounds melt off. By ditching traditional "diet" thinking, Asprey went from being overweight and sick in his twenties to maintaining a 100-pound weight loss, increasing his IQ, and feeling better than ever in his forties. The Bulletproof Diet is your blueprint to a better life.

> See Also - Bulletproof: The Cookbook: Lose Up to a Pound a Day, Increase Your Energy, and End Food Cravings for Good

Mindfulness: An Eight-Week Plan for Finding Peace in a Frantic World

By Mark Williams & Danny Penman

Learn all about the exciting new field of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), the programs developed by Williams and his colleagues.  This health book offers a simple straightforward forms of mindfulness meditation that can be done by anyone.  in Mindfulness, you will learn that by investing just 10 to 20 minutes each day, you can simply your life and melt stress through the use of the mindfulness meditations at the heart of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy.

12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos

By Jordan B Peterson

A best selling health book in 2018, Peterson offers a humorous, surprising and informative take on such things as:  What does the nervous system of the lowly lobster have to tell us about standing up straight (with our shoulders back) and about success in life?; Why did ancient Egyptians worship the capacity to pay careful attention as the highest of gods?; What dreadful paths do people tread when they become resentful, arrogant and vengeful?  Dr. Peterson's 12 Rules For Life broadly discusses discipline, freedom, adventure and responsibility, by distilling the world's wisdom into twelve practical and profound rules for life. This book shatters the modern commonplaces of science, faith and human nature, while transforming and ennobling the mind and spirit of its readers.

> Frequently bought together:  The Gulag Archipelago Abridged: An Experiment in Literary Investigation

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life

By Mark Manson

In this #1 New York Times Bestseller and best selling self-help guide, Manson makes the argument, backed both by academic research and well-timed poop jokes, that improving our lives hinges not on our ability to turn lemons into lemonade, but on learning to stomach lemons better. Human beings are flawed and limited—"not everybody can be extraordinary, there are winners and losers in society, and some of it is not fair or your fault." Manson advises us to get to know our limitations and accept them. Once we embrace our fears, faults, and uncertainties, once we stop running and avoiding and start confronting painful truths, we can begin to find the courage, perseverance, honesty, responsibility, curiosity, and forgiveness we seek. 

There are only so many things we can give a f**k about so we need to figure out which ones really matter!

Because changes in the brain begin decades before Alzheimer's symptoms, the absolute best way we can move the needle on this disease is through minimizing risk when it matters most.

Genius Foods: Become Smarter, Happier, and More Productive While Protecting Your Brain for Life

By Max Lugavere

Discover the critical link between your brain and the food you eat and change the way your brain ages.

In one of the best health books published this year, Lugavere's Genius Foods presents a comprehensive guide to brain optimization. He uncovers the stunning link between our dietary and lifestyle choices and our brain functions, revealing how the foods you eat directly affect your ability to focus, learn, remember, create, analyze new ideas, and maintain a balanced mood. 

Weaving together pioneering research on dementia prevention, cognitive optimization, and nutritional psychiatry, Lugavere distills groundbreaking science into actionable lifestyle changes. He shares invaluable insights into how to improve your brain power, including 

  • the nutrients that can boost your memory and improve mental clarity (and where to find them);

  • the foods and tactics that can energize and rejuvenate your brain, no matter your age;

  • a brain-boosting fat-loss method so powerful it has been called “biochemical liposuction”; and

  • the foods that can improve your happiness, both now and for the long term.

<<  If you are a fan of Max Lugavere, you'll love his latest project, BREAD HEAD a documentary that explores the impact of our diets and lifestyles on brain health.  Learn more at


Memory Rescue: Supercharge Your Brain, Reverse Memory Loss, and Remember What Matters Most

By Daniel G. Amen, MD

With startlingly increases in Alzheimer's, dementia and Parkinson diseases, Dr. Amen's Memory Rescue may be one of the most important preventive healthcare books of it's kind.

Keeping your brain healthy isn’t just a medical issue; it’s a God-given capacity and an essential building block for physical, emotional, and spiritual health. Take action against the fast-increasing memory crisis that threatens this crucial part of who you are―and help your brain, body, and soul stay strong for the rest of your life.  This is a must read health book for everyone over fifty!

The encyclopedia of natural medicine

Murray and Pizzorno present an evidence-based approach to wellness, based on firm scientific findings. They aim to dispel the notion that natural medicine isn’t “real medicine,” offering examples and studies that show the efficacy of a holistic approach to patient care. This book grounds the reader in the seven major tenets of natural medicine and covers important topics in health care today, including cancer prevention, detoxification, and internal cleansing. Written in an easy-to-follow A–Z format, The Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine offers holistic approaches for treating more than 80 common ailments, including diabetes, celiac disease, endometriosis, and more. Furthermore, it gives you:

  • Ways to prevent disease through enhancing key body systems

  • The major causes and symptoms of each condition

  • The therapeutic considerations you need to be aware of

  • Detailed treatment summaries that include the most effective nutritional supplements and botanical medicines

> Top Health Book also by Pizzorno:  The Toxin Solutions