There is so much incredible research being done right now on human longevity you can’t ignore it! And there is a massive body of writing on diet, longevity, and health. Here are what I consider five must-read books as we head into spring:
- We all have Covid-19 on our minds. Dr. Michael Greger of Nutritionfacts.org has published an in-depth expert account of how we ended up where we are and what to do about it in his new book is entitled: “How To Survive In Pandemic.“
- Dr. David Andrew Sinclair is an Australian biologist and professor of genetics and co-director of the Paul F. Glenn Center for the Biology of Aging at Harvard Medical School. He has written a fascinating account of the research underway on reclassifying aging as a disease and the molecules being studied to extend human life well into our 100’s. His book, “Lifespan” takes a very complex biology world and makes it easy to understand with excellent illustrations. All I can say is the book is mindblowing. Read it, and you will not think the same way.
- I keep coming back to Dr. John McDougall, MD’s book, “The Starch Solution.” This book and Dr. McDougall’s guidance provide essential guidance of a plant-based diet centered around starchy foods. I took his advice and ramped starch up in my diet, and now I stay satiated on a whole food plant-based diet all day long. It’s worth the read!
- Tom Wolfe has been one of my favorite writers ever. His mastery of the English Language is unparalleled, and he is hilarious. His final book before his death: “The Kingdom Of Speech,” takes a humorous deep dive into what transpired back in Darwin’s day. It is not what you think, and you may end up questioning what is now considered basic scientific fact: Evolution.
- Anxiety has ramped up around the world, and it may be having an impact on your sex life or lack thereof. Mindy Mylrea’s new book, “A Plant Powered Penis”, takes a light-hearted but fact-based look at erectile dysfunction and how a few simple dietary changes can bring back good healthy sexual function. It’s hilarious, thought-provoking, and informative, with a bonus of excellent groin blood flow recipes that are delicious!