Bigger Leaner Stronger

Written on September 27, 2013. Written by .

This book is a really good summary of the latest science on bodybuilding. It doesn’t discuss the scientific studies at all; it just gives the conclusions. I would have liked to hear more about the science, but at least all of the conclusions in the book seem to be consistent with the scientific studies that […]

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What to Eat

Written on July 4, 2011. Written by .

This book had a large emphasis on the politics of food. It didn’t go very deep into the science and seemed to avoid taking a strong stance on almost everything. It was good for getting an impression of what is well accepted in the field of nutrition because if this author accepts it, then there […]

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Depression Free for Life

Written on July 3, 2011. Written by .

I picked up this book not because I was feeling depressed, but because it was the first book I found that focused on the connection between food and mood. Cousens is basically a raw foods hippie type, but this book seems pretty professional overall. It makes an interesting distinction between fast and slow oxidizers, the […]

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Good Calories, Bad Calories

Written on February 9, 2011. Written by .

Good Calories, Bad Calories is a powerhouse of a book about the literature and research on nutrition and obesity. Casual readers will likely find it too dense to appreciate, but for those who really want to understand the science, this is a must read. It does a very convincing job of debunking the conventional wisdom […]

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Fantastic Voyage: Live Long Enough to Live Forever

Written on February 6, 2011. Written by .

Fantastic Voyage provides a great overview of the latest research on nutrition. It has a decidedly proactive approach as it advocates what it calls “aggressive supplementation”. Kurzweil admits to going so far as taking hundreds of pills a day, which sounds potentially dangerous. However, there is still a lot of solid advice here that doesn’t […]

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