I must tell you about two new absolutely FANTASTIC resources — because they can change your health — which can change your life — for the better!
Read these two books
The South Asian Health Solution by Ronesh Sinha, MD. Do not let the title put you off! You do not have to be South Asian to benefit from this book. The main focus of this book is about how to prevent and treat heart disease and diabetes — two conditions that are more common in South Asians than in the rest of the population. A practical and well written 5-star book on Amazon!
Dr. Sinha and many of his patients had metabolic syndrome (cluster of risk factors that greatly increase risk for heart disease and diabetes) and they did not get healthier by following the standard medical advice (statins and a low fat diet). So he started to question what he had learned in medical school and he adopted a higher (healthy) fat / lower carb diet. His personal results were great! Next, he offered this dietary advice to his patients. His patients got healthier!
In this book, the author highlights many useful health and nutrition apps that he personally uses and also recommends to his patients in Silicone Valley where he works.
Dr. Sinha’s wife is a pediatrician. This book includes valuable advice for young people and pregnant moms. It’s a book for all ages!
The Big Fat Surprise by Nina Teicholz. As it says in the blurb on Amazon, in this book, “investigative journalist Nina Teicholz reveals the unthinkable: that everything we thought we knew about dietary fat is wrong. She documents how the low-fat nutrition advice of the past sixty years has amounted to a vast uncontrolled experiment on the entire population, with disastrous consequences for our health.” Fascinating and scary too!
Watch the video
The Cholesterol Conundrum – and Root Cause Solution by Ivor Cummins
Clear and accurate explanation of cholesterol, triglyceride, and insulin biochemistry. Great information about lab tests for heart disease. (Wish I had known all of this before my last visit to the doctor!) Clear summary of the science and the steps you can take to lower your heart disease risk.
Mr. Cummins (a brilliant engineer and athlete) had heart disease risk factors he could not lower by following standard medical advice (low fat/high carb diet), so he dug into the medical research and came up with his own conclusions. In this video, he summarizes the science and root causes of heart disease and diabetes and shares his personal journey. He may be “just an engineer,” but he knows how to evaluate research and connect the dots — like any good engineer.
And that’s all for today!
Enjoy and be healthy!