As a healthcare provider, one of my roles is to provide my patients with the opportunity to help themselves. One of the most effective ways of doing this is by providing them with fantastic take-home resources. The following books are just a few of my personal favourites! They are resources that I have not only used personally, but have also recommended to patients.
1. The Diet Fix – Dr. Yoni Freedhoff, MD
In the age of quick fix diet plans and dubious promises about weight loss, a breath of fresh air is The Diet Fix by Dr. Yoni Freedhoff. Dr. Freedhoff takes a reasonable, empathetic stance on weight loss and provides you with easy to follow instructions on initial steps to take. For continued information, check out his blog here.
2. The Informed Parent – Tara Haelle & Emily Willingham, PhD
Parents are often overwhelmed with the amount of information available on raising their children. This is a great book that provides evidence-based information for parents from preconception to age four. Also, check out their blog for more up-to-date and interesting facts here.
3. The Emperor of All Maladies – Siddhartha Mukherjee
The Emperor of All Maladies tackles one of the most terrifying concepts in healthcare; it is the biography of cancer treatments: where they started, how they developed, and where they are headed. Dr. Mukherjee is an oncologist in the United States, and a fantastic writer that grabs your attention from the first page.
4. The Omnivore's Dilemma - Michael Pollan
The book chronicles the endeavors of the author as he investigates our food system. It provides a glimpse of alternative farming and is a must read for anyone interested in what they eat!
5. Go Giver - Bob Burg and John David Mann
Not a health book, but a book about business that can be applied to everyday life. It discusses an easy-to-read, and an easy-to-implement idea about 'giving' and what it gets you. A must read for the entrepreneur in everyone! For more information and to check out all of the books in the Go-Giver Series, visit the website here.
If you have any questions about any of the above listed readings, feel free to contact me or book an appointment today!