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Eat To Beat Disease by William Li, MD
Dr. Li who is a physician/scientist and has a research background in oncology pharmaceutics put together all the available lab/animal/human data on beneficial foods. I recommend this book to pretty much everyone I have talked to who has any interests in nutrition. There is extensive amount of data in the book but it is schematically summarized on a table at the end of each chapters which represents our body's own defense systems and the evidence to back up the claims
Food Rules: An Eater's Manual by Michael Pollan
Michael Pollan is one of my favorite authors and all his books about food has valuable messages about nutrition, eye-opening wisdom and brilliant anthological perspectives on health and well-being. This book is more like a quick summary of his recommendations in terms of what to eat and how to choose the right food from all his books. It has very nice illustration that pleases my eyes as well :)
Radical Remission by Kelly Turner, PhD
This is a book written by Kelly Turner who used to work as a social worker at Memorial Sloan Kettering. She has managed to put together amazing miraculous cases of remission from cancers that has been untold by physicians. She has a very strategical, analytical and organized approach to these cases of radical remission which are the occasions where cancer gets into remission without conventional medical treatment, after conventional treatment has failed to work, or when conventional and complementary methods are used in conjunction to overcome a dire prognosis
Walking with Peety by Eric O'Grey
This is a book I was recommended to read by a friend of mine who is a die-hard vegan. Initially I didn't expect such a powerful message from this book seemingly nothing more than a heart-warming story about a dog. But I was surprised by how positive Eric O'Grey remained and persisted in such a dire situation that any of my patients might be facing. Certainly he didn't have to deal with cancer but his stroke and obesity was grave enough to call it a irremediable. I recommend this book to anyone who might be interested in weight loss.
Spontaneous Healing by Andrew Weil, MD
I admire Dr. Andrew Weil's work and career. The fact that this book was published in 1997 is quite telling in how persistent he has been in his attitude toward health and self-healing and how ahead-of-time his intuition has been. The book features anecdotes of spontaneous healings including cancer cases and his precise, no BS advice to optimize our healing system residing in our bodies
Tao of Healing by Yoon Hang John Kim, MD
This is a book written by a physician whom I ran into while I was preparing the launch of my business. Dr. Kim is a very experienced physician in the field of Integrative Medicine who has built up his practice from scratch when Integrative Medicine was not well recognized by public. His unique view on health care disparities in the U.S. proposed in the rhyme of 'Tao' is so appropriate an metaphor that I could not agree more with all that is said in this book.
The Longevity Diet by Valter Longo, PhD.
Valter Longo is the biggest person in the field of intermittent fasting and he has his own brand of fast-mimicking diet 'Prolon' which I think that can be a good alternative to 'water fasting'.
The China Study by Colin Campbell, PhD
This book is also recommended by my hard-core vegan friend. Published in 2004 by a nutritional biochemist Colin Campbell, this book makes the case for plant-based diet based on his research conducted in China which is one of major asian countries that have experience rapid westernization of nutritional comsumption pattern. While a large amount of information is presented in here, the book helps you convince yourself one common principle most of integrative medicine practitioner would agree upon: We really don't have to have a lot of meats.
Awake in the Wild by Mark Coleman
Mark Coleman is an interesting English buddhist whom I ran into while I was searching for a meditation retreat in the internet. I had a week of free time and his retreat held in mountainous Colorado was a perfect fit with my vacation time. This was my first silent meditation retreat which did not gave me any of the problems that I was anticipating. His meditation retreat is always deeply connected to pristine nature which it is his main theme. This book is full of wisdom most of which can be learned from the Mother Nature and reminds of us where we need to belong in the era of mass nature deficit.
Why We Sleep
Matthew Walker, PhD
Breath by James Nestor
I remember very well about Year 2020 when this book was released because hands-down this was gonna be the book of the year, regardless. Such an amazing work put together by a curious and brilliant investigative journalist in regard to the importance of 'Breath' that has been lost in modern medicine and science. Highly recommended to any human beings on earth!
The Four Agreements (El Cuatro Acuerdos) by Don Miguel Ruiz
I happened to first hear about this book by a YouTuber named 'Superholly'. She talked about this 4 main message from the book in a video which attracted me to look into this book. I completely resonate with 4 main teaching from this book which is so obvious but we forget so often in our daily life.
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