Reading List


Diet & Fitness
As much as I love to write, I love to read. As I’ve scoured the Internet for stories and information to help me with Crohn’s, I’ve also dug through library shelves and e-book stores to uncover knowledge to gain better health, fitness, and overall wellbeing. I will add more titles and eventually write short reviews on each one of these below…but for now, I wanted to start listing the books that I’ve found valuable in my journey. Kick your shoes off, curl up on the couch, and start reading!

15 Minutes to Fit by Zuzka Light

Body by Science by Doug McGuff, M.D. and John Little

Cholesterol Clarity by Eric C. Westman, M.D. and Jimmy Moore

Cure Tooth Decay by Ramiel Nagel

Dr. Atkins’ Diet Revolution by Robert C. Atkins, M.D.

Dr. Kellyann’s Bone Broth Diet by Dr. Kellyann Petrucci, MS, ND

Eat Dirt by Dr. Josh Axe

Fat for Fuel by Joseph Mercola

Fiber Menace by Konstantin Monastyrsky

Good Calories, Bad Calories by Gary Taubes

Grain Brain by David Perlmutter, M.D.

Healthy Gut, Healthy You by Dr. Michael Ruscio

How to Make Disease Disappear by Rangan Chatterjee

Keto Clarity by Eric C. Westman, M.D. and Jimmy Moore

Life Without Bread by Christian B. Allan, Ph.D. & Wolfgang Lutz, M.D.

My Life with the Eskimo by Vilhjalmur Stefansson

The Big Fat Surprise by Nina Teicholz

The Bulletproof Diet by Dave Asprey

The Case Against Sugar by Gary Taubes

The Complete Guide to Fasting by Jason Fung, M.D. and Jimmy Moore

The Fat of the Land by Vilhjalmur Stefansson

The Keto Reset Diet by Mark Sisson

The Microbiome Diet by Raphael Kellman, M.D.

The Obesity Code by Jason Fung, M.D.

The Plant Paradox by Steven R. Gundry

The Salt Fix by Dr. James J. DiNicolantonio

The Wahls Protocol by Terry Wahls, M.D.

The Whole Soy Story by Kaayla T. Daniel, Ph.D., CCN

Vitamin K2 and the Calcium Paradox by Kate Rhéaume-Bleue, BSc, ND

Wheat Belly by William Davis, M.D.

Your Body’s Many Cries for Water by F. Batmanghelidj


Crohn’s-Diet Books I’ve tried, but found the diet hard to stick with:

Breaking the Vicious Cycle by Elaine Gottschall B.A., M.Sc.
(The Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD))

Dr. Atkins’ Vita-Nutrient Solution by Robert C. Atkins, M.D.

Listen to Your Gut by Jini Patel Thompson

The Maker’s Diet by Jordan S. Rubin


Life Lessons and Self Improvement:
I’m including these titles because I love to read and although these books have nothing to do specifically with my Crohn’s journey, I found them to be valuable in my life. Topics include everything from communication and relationships to luck and life.

Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man by Steve Harvey

An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth by Chris Hadfield

Get the Guy by Matthew Hussey

How Luck Happens by Janice Kaplan

How to be a Goddess by Jenn Clark

Mars and Venus on a Date by John Gray, Ph.D.

On Writing by Stephen King

The Empowered Wife by Laura Doyle
(Or it’s previous edition: The Surrendered Wife, by Laura Doyle)

The Upside of Stress by Kelly McGonigal, Ph.D.

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