By Lindsay Oberst
Guest writer for Wake Up World
There’s something special about sitting down with a good book, especially if the book is enjoyable to read and gives you insights that can change your life for the better.
If you’re looking for some good reads, we’ve got some suggestions! Written by some of our most trusted health revolutionaries, these eight must-read books on food, nutrition and health can help change your life — and our world — for the better.
Check out these titles and see which ones you want to read:
Undo It! How Simple Lifestyle Changes Can Reverse Most Chronic Diseases
by Dean Ornish, MD and Anne Ornish
The latest book from six-time bestselling author and Food Revolution Summit speaker, Dean Ornish MD, and his wife, Anne Ornish, is Undo It!: How Simple Lifestyle Changes Can Reverse Most Chronic Disease.
This powerful and inspiring book reveals how one simple and scientifically proven plan can help fight cancer, diabetes, heart disease, weight gain, and even the aging process.
The new unifying theory presented in Undo It! is based on four practical principles: eat well, move more, stress less, and love more.
The book features 70 recipes, easy-to-follow meal plans, as well as tips for stocking your kitchen and eating out. You’ll also find recommended exercises, stress-reduction advice, and inspiring patient stories of life-transforming benefits.
Feeding You Lies: How to Unravel the Food Industry’s Playbook and Reclaim Your Health
by Vani Hari
How is nutrition research manipulated by food company funded experts?
What do food labels like “all natural” and “non-GMO” actually mean? And how are food companies making their food addictive?
These are only a few of the questions Food Revolution Summit speaker, Vani Hari, aka The Food Babe, answers in her upcoming book Feeding You Lies: How to Unravel the Food Industry’s Playbook and Reclaim Your Health (out February 19, 2019).
The revolutionary food activist pulls the curtain back on the lies fed to us about the food we eat.
This book exposes the most widely told lies about nutrient value and food labels. And it also reveals the very science that informs what we think is healthy, and what’s not.
Feeding You Lies is a blueprint for living your life without preservatives, artificial sweeteners, additives, food dyes, or fillers — and creating a dietary pattern that truly nourishes you and supports your health.
Eat To Beat Disease: The New Science of How the Body Can Heal Itself
by William Li, MD
Pioneering physician-scientist and Food Revolution Summit speaker, William Li, MD, has inspired millions of people with his breakthrough research on angiogenesis and how the body can heal itself.
He shares it all in his forthcoming book, Eat To Beat Disease (Grand Central Publishing, March 19, 2019).
You’ll find out how to identify the strategies and the dosages for using food to transform your resilience and health.
And you’ll discover the evidence behind over 200 health-boosting foods that can starve cancer, reduce your risk of dementia, and beat dozens of avoidable diseases.
Eat To Beat Disease is a life-changing guide to the hundreds of healing foods to add to your meals that support your body’s defense systems. The foods include:
- Jasmine tea
- Black beans
- San Marzano tomatoes
- Olive oil
- And even sourdough bread (!)
The book’s plan shows you how to integrate the foods you already love into any diet or health plan. You’ll also learn how you can activate your body’s health defense systems to fight cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular, neurodegenerative, and autoimmune diseases, and other debilitating conditions.
Both informative and practical, Eat To Beat Disease explains the science of healing and prevention, the strategies for using food to actively transform health, and points the science of well-being and disease prevention in an exhilarating new direction.
The Alkaline Reset Cleanse: The 7-Day Reboot for Unlimited Energy, Rapid Weight Loss, and the Prevention of Degenerative Disease
by Ross Bridgeford with a foreword by Ocean Robbins
For more than 10 years, health coach, Ross Bridgeford, has guided thousands of people through his powerful cleanse programs.
In The Alkaline Reset Cleanse, Ross distills his decade of research into a straightforward and easily accessible, 7-day program, complete with shopping lists, recipes, and encouraging tips from those who have already succeeded.
The starting premise for Ross’ book is the widely held belief that certain foods are acid-forming in the body, while others are alkalizing — and that most of us are off-balance in an acidic direction.
The science behind the alkaline diet is controversial. But the effectiveness of Ross’ program is not. Whether because it’s alkalizing, or for other reasons, the foods and approaches Ross encourages are potent. And more importantly, they work.
If you want to start the year off with a clean slate… And if you want to give your body the tools it needs to repair, replenish, rebuild, and thrive…
Consider grabbing a copy of Ross Bridgeford’s new book. It could help you to lose weight, restore your immunity, soothe digestion, and empower you on the path to abundant health.
The Truth About Food: Why Pandas Eat Bamboo and People Get Bamboozled
by David Katz, MD
If you’re looking for an in-depth and comprehensive read on nutrition and nutritional science, The Truth About Food: Why Pandas Eat Bamboo and People Get Bamboozled is for you.
Written by Food Revolution Summit speaker, David Katz, MD, a globally recognized authority on lifestyle medicine, The Truth About Food clocks in at 750+ pages — and for good reason. It answers just about every question you could have ever thought to ask!
The book has two sections:
- In the first section, “Lies,” Katz breaks down how nutritional science works in theory andpractice. He debunks popular misconceptions, and more importantly, explains what the research really says.
- In the “Truth” section, Katz covers a wide range of nutrition topics, including popular and controversial ones, such as cholesterol, lectins, cooking oils, and more.
All proceeds from The Truth About Food support Dr. Katz’s nonprofit, True Health Initiative — a coalition of more than 250 world-renowned physicians, scientists, and nutrition experts (including Food Revolution Network’s own Ocean Robbins and John Robbins) who are committed to establishing and communicating a growing scientific consensus on the optimal diet for human beings.
Chris Beat Cancer: A Comprehensive Plan for Healing Naturally
by Chris Wark
Wildly popular blogger, natural health mentor, and Food Revolution Summit speaker Chris Wark guides you through his powerful anti-cancer program.
In Chris Beat Cancer, Chris describes the inside story of his fascinating healing journey and exposes the corruption and ineffectiveness of the medical and cancer industries.
He also shares the strategies that he and many others have used to heal cancer. These strategies include adopting what Chris calls the “Beat Cancer Mindset;” radical diet and lifestyle changes; and mental, emotional, and spiritual healing, as well as advanced integrative therapies.
Dually packed with an emotional punch and practical healing solutions, Chris Beat Cancer will inspire and guide you on your own journey toward wellness.
What’s Making Our Children Sick?: How Industrial Food Is Causing an Epidemic of Chronic Illness, and What Parents (and Doctors) Can Do About It
by Michelle Perro, MD, and Vincanne Adams, PhD
With chronic disorders among American children reaching epidemic levels, hundreds of thousands of parents are desperately seeking solutions to their children’s declining health — often with little medical guidance from the experts.
What’s Making Our Children Sick? convincingly explains how agrochemical industrial production and genetic modification of foods could be a major culprit in this epidemic.
Is it the only culprit? No. Most chronic health disorders have multiple causes and require careful disentanglement and complex treatments. But what if toxicants in our foods are a major driving force?
Using patient accounts of their clinical experiences and new medical insights about the pathogenesis of chronic pediatric disorders, this book connects the dots to explain our kids’ ailing health.
As our food environment reels under the pressures of industrialization and agrochemicals, our kids have become the walking evidence of a failed experiment. What’s Making Our Children Sick? exposes our current predicament and offers insight on the healing responses that are available.
Drs. Perro and Adams offer a powerful indictment of the status quo and a potent prescription for how you can protect yourself and your loved ones while helping to build a safer food supply for future generations.
31-Day Food Revolution: Heal Your Body, Feel Great, and Transform Your World
by Ocean Robbins
Ocean Robbins’ 31-Day Food Revolution: Heal Your Body, Feel Great, and Transform Your World is a must-read book for anyone who is passionate about being part of the food revolution.
Ocean wrote this book because he wants to put the power to create change into your hands, where it belongs.
The book has four sections: Detoxify, Nourish, Gather, and Transform.
Each of the short, 31 chapters are impeccably documented and include hundreds of citations from peer-reviewed medical journals. And each entertaining chapter ends with simple action steps you can take to easily put what you’re learning into practice.
31-Day Food Revolution features personal details from the Robbins’ family story of leaving the Baskin-Robbins ice cream empire to help catalyze the modern health food movement. And there are dozens of inspiring real-world stories that have been shared with Ocean by the 500,000 Food Revolution Network members.
You’ll also discover simple, practical steps you can take to change your life for the better — and to be a positive influence on your friends, family, and world.
Tell us in the comments below:
- Which of these must-read books on food and health do you plan to read? And why?
- Are there any other new must-read books on food and health you’re excited about?
About the author:
Lindsay Oberst is the Lead Editor for Food Revolution Network. As a journalist and writer, Lindsay focuses on health, nutrition, and sustainability, among other topics. She is passionate about playing with words and living a healthy, conscious, fun-filled life — and helping others do the same. Connect with Lindsay at: