Reading List


Books I’ve Enjoyed Reading

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 eBook stores to uncover knowledge to gain better health, fitness, and overall wellbeing. Below is a list of books I’ve read and found valuable in my journey. Kick your shoes off, curl up on the couch, and start reading!

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Mindset & Happiness Books

Joy on Demand by Chade-Meng Tan 

Mind Hacking Happiness by Sean Webb 

The Gratitude Diaries by Janice Kaplan

The Resilience Project by Hugh van Cuylenburg

Diet & Fitness Books

15 Minutes to Fit by Zuzka Light

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

Breaking the Vicious Cycle by Elaine Gottschall B.A., M.Sc.
(The Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD); I do not currently follow this diet, but found it valuable in my journey…especially the chicken soup recipe!)

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

Cure Tooth Decay by Ramiel Nagel

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

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

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

Eat Dirt by Dr. Josh Axe
(This is one of my favorite books that has had the most influence on how I eat now.)

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.

Listen to Your Gut by Jini Patel Thompson
(My favorite takeaway from this is wild oregano oil; this is the one I use!)

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 Maker’s Diet by Jordan S. Rubin
(Rubin shares how he overcame Crohn’s disease through a holistic approach to health.)

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

Life Lessons & Self Improvement Books

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

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