Books

Lies My Doctor Told Me: Medical Myths That Can Harm Your Health – Ken D. Berry, MD

I just love Dr Ken Berry. If you want to hear more of his no-nonsense approach to health and nutrition, check out our interview here

Dr Berry’s book, “Lies My Dr Told Me Second Edition: Medical Myths that Can Harm Your Health”, is full of typical Dr Berry humour, while he dispels myths that many of us believe. I certainly learned a few things from this book.

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The P:E Diet by Dr Ted Naiman, MD and William Shewfelt

Dr Ted Naiman and I share a similar philosophy to nutrition. We both believe we should be focusing on our protein intakes and varying the energy we get from fats and carbs according to our individual goals and health conditions. Check out our great interview here.

Dr Naiman’s great book explains the protein to energy ratio really well. Highly recommended.

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Why We Get Sick – The Hidden Epidemic at the Root Cause of Chronic Disease – and What to do About It – Dr Ben Bickman, PhD

Dr Ben Bikman is one of the best. I was thrilled to interview him and listen to his many pearls of wisdom. Dr Ben is an Associate Professor at BYU where he runs a laboratory that investigates the causes of metabolic disorders. Visit https://lifesciences.byu.edu/directory/benjamin-bikman

His soon to be released book “Why We Get Sick – The Hidden Epidemic at the Root Cause of Chronic Disease – and What to do About It, can be pre-ordered here.


“The Diabetes Epidemic and You” by Dr Joseph Kraft

I read this fantastic little book in 2008 and it completely transformed my understanding of diabetes, and why insulin is more important than glucose. This book is one of the reasons why I have been advocating for testing insulin in my blood panels for many years. Elevated insulin is a huge risk factor for chronic disease and can be identified decades before diabetes or heart disease occurs. This book has been updated in 2011. Particularly useful for Doctors, Dietitians and Nutritionists.

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Diabetes Unpacked

Highly Recommended: This book is a compilation of chapters by some of the best minds working in the field of diabetes and diet. This book approaches diabetes from many different angles and each provides great insight as to why diabetes does not need to be “chronic and progessive” as we are so often told.

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Nutrition in Crisis: Flawed Studies, Misleading Advice, and the Real Science of Human Metabolism. By Dr Richard Feinman

Dr Feinman is a biochemist who explains human nutrition is easy to understand terms. This is a great book for professionals who are beginning to investigate how food really works in our body’s as well as “citizen scientists” who are delving deep into human nutrition.

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“Eat Rich and Live Long” Dr Jeffry Gerber and Ivor Cummins

This is a collaborative work between the well known “Denver’s Diet Dr” and the “Fat Emperor” Ivor Cummins. Ivor is a top-class systems engineer who following a personal health scare became involved in researching cholesterol and heart disease. His contribution to this field is widely respected and has been instrumental in changing how Dr’s around the world are looking at and managing cholesterol. At least the good ones!. Dr Geber who is a family physician has a passion for nutrition research with a particular interest in how nutrition contributes to diabetes. Well worth the investment to gain and understanding of why what we eat is so important.

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“Lore of Nutrition: Challenging conventional dietary beliefs” by Professor Tim Noakes

I initially had a love-hate relationship with Professor Noakes. He was considered the “Guru” when I was studying exercise and nutrition. He wrote the bible on endurance running – except I felt very disappointed in his dietary advice, as this was outdated. I should never have worried. The Professor is one of those rare individuals who is able to tell the world, “I got it wrong”. He has worked tirelessly to correct the record since then. I am now very proud to be certified in Clinical Practice with the Nutrition Network established by the Professor and to continue to learn from him and support his work.

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The Alzheimer’s Antidote – Amy Berger

Alzheimer’s disease, is commonly called type-3 diabetes, due to the association of metabolic disorders (poor glucose and insulin control) with this disease. Both these authors are well-known authorities on the cause and prevention of Alzheimer’s and provide great information on how to protect yourself as much as possible from this growing epidemic.

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The End of Alzheimer’s: The First Program to Prevent and Reverse Cognitive Decline – Dr Dale Bredesen

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Cholesterol Books

Fat and Cholesterol Don’t Cause Heart Attacks and Statins are not the Solution – Dr Malcom Kendrick and Uffe Ravnskov

This is a brilliant book but a bit more technical. Highly recommended for those who want to really delve into the science.

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The Cholesterol Con: The Truth About What Really Causes Heart Disease and How to Avoid It. – Dr Malcom Kendrick

Highly recommended.

Cholesterol has long been a controversial subject. There continues to be a raging debate as to whether we should worry about it or not, whether it causes heart disease and how to manage elevated levels. There are many great books discussing this topic, these are some written by well established experts in the field, they provide a balanced view and I think are well worth reading.

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A Statin Nation: Dr Malcolm Kendrick

If you have been told that you must take statins or risk a devastating heart attack or stroke, you need to read this book. Dr Kendrick, a well-known statin sceptic and author of the bestselling The Great Cholesterol Con, has returned to the diet-heart-cholesterol battlefield to warn that people are being conned.

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Videos

The Widowmaker

This feature film “The Widowmaker” was commissioned by the Irish Heart Disease Awareness Foundation, funded by Ireland entrepreneur and philanthropist David Bobbett.
Heart disease is the world’s biggest killer, but it doesn’t have to be this way. In NZ we have one fatal heart attack every 90 minutes a New Zealander dies from a fatal heart attack. Check out this film to find out more about the “heart disease industry” and some steps you can take to look after your health. Please share this with your family and friends.


Fat Chance

Carl was always and ate what he considered to be healthy food.
Still, he was carrying 7-9 kilos of extra weight and did not feel great.
He didn’t understand why. One day his daughter told him he should try a low-carb diet. He thought he had nothing to lose by having a go.

Tune in to learn how this pie-making champion went full on low carb and how it changed his life.


Food Lies

The sordid history of our dietary guidelines, what we should be eating, and how to do it sustainably.

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“Is red meat really that bad, or could it play a role in sustainability?”
– Dr Peter Ballerstedt

In this talk, Dr Ballerstedt debunks many myths about ruminants and explains how they can be part of the solution.


The Story of Meat: Regenerative Agriculture Documentary

This is part-1 of a 4-part documentary series explores the powerful change in agriculture championed by forward-thinking producers. I really enjoyed this and it opened my eyes to some of the challenges and questions we face about looking after our precious planet, animal welfare and human health. I think it is well worth watching and I hope you enjoy it.


The Cholesterol Conundrum: Ivor Cummins

A detailed analysis of Cholesterol Science using an Engineering Problem Solving approach. Included is a clear explanation of the Cholesterol Metabolic Processes, related Diseases, and most importantly a clear summary of the key risk factors and how they can be influenced by your genetic type and your dietary strategy.



“The Metabolic Syndrome – A Nutritional Disease”
– Dr Jeffry Gerber

Dr Gerber is known as “Denver’s Diet Doctor”. In this video Dr Gerber talks about the criteria that determines diagnosing metabolic syndrome and how this is associated with so many chronic diseases in society. He is the co-author of the book “Eat Rich, Live Long” with Ivor Cummins.


Cereal Killers 2: Run on Fat

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Big Fat Nutrition Policy with Nina Teicholz

Listen as science researcher and author of the bestselling The Big Fat Surprise: Why Butter, Meat and Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet discusses how the dietary guidelines came about, and why they have contributed to a world-wide pandemic of obesity, diabetes and other chronic diseases.

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A Statin Nation Film: Preview

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In this presentation Associate Professor Emeritus Dr Chris Knobbe, provides an excellent history of how the introduction of the supposedly heart healthy vegetable oils we have been encouraged to eat, parallel with the obesity epidemic along with increases in all chronic diseases; diabetes. heart disease, cancer and his specialty macular degeneration.