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As a health writer, I have accumulated an extensive library of books on health and nutrition. Below are those that I keep close at hand and refer to over and over again. I’ve also listed some of my own books, which I hope you will find belong in the same category! Clicking on any cover will take you to that book’s page on

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The Omnivore's Dilemma

by Michael Pollan

Every day we make dozens of decisions about what to eat. This eye-opening book looks at how these decisions impact our society, environment and economy in ways that you might never have suspected, but are important to understand. This book has inspired thousands to join the Local Food (or "locavore") movement--including me. I highly recommend it.

--Monica Reinagel, author of The Inflammation Free Diet Plan

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The Inflammation Free Diet Plan

by Monica Reinagel, with Julius Torelli, M.D.

"The Inflammation-Free Diet Plan synthesizes the best of the current nutrition and dietary concepts into a single program for good nutrition, weight loss, and disease prevention. I don't have a single patient - or friend - who wouldn't benefit from and thrive on this program."

--Julius Torelli, M.D., author of Beyond Cholesterol

"Cellular inflammation is the basis for all the most common degenerative diseases that plague the majority of our population. The Inflammation-Free Diet Plan shows you exactly how to prevent - and even reverse - this deadly process."

--Christiane Northrup, M.D., author of the best-selling Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom, and Mother-Daughter Wisdom

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The Life Extension Revolution

Philip Miller, MD and Monica Reinagel

"The Life Extension Revolution provides the recipe to link our increased longevity with optimal quality of life. Therapies that have helped many avoid disease and slow down aging are presented in easy-to-follow detail in this exciting and comprehensive volume."

-- Mehmet Oz, M.D., professor and vice chairman of surgery, Columbia University Medical School

"The Life Extension Revolution is a rock-solid guide to the art and science of anti-aging. I can't wait to begin my anti-aging program!"

-- Ann Louise Gittleman, Ph.D., C.N.S.,
author of The Fat Flush Plan

"This book summarizes the latest research in anti-aging medicine and, even more important, helps readers put together and implement a customized anti-aging and disease prevention program."

-- Julian Whitaker, M.D., founder, Whitaker Wellness Institute; author of Health & Healing newsletter

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Inflammation Nation

Floyd Chilton, PhD and Laura Tucker

This book is required reading for everyone who follows Atkins, Sugarbusters, or the Zone Diet. Inflammation Nation walks you through the most important development in preventive medicine of the last ten years. Find out why foods you thought were healthy may actually be elevating your risk of heart disease, Alzheimer’s disease, and other ailments.

--Monica Reinagel
co-author of The Life Extension Revolution

“A must-read for surviving in the twenty-first century.”

--Earl Mindell
Author of New Vitamin Bible

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The Doctor's Heart Cure

Al Sears, M.D.

Dr. Sears is both a serious scientist and an independent thinker. His book is full of fresh and surprising insights about heart disease and offers a unique and proven program for keeping your heart healthy. Exercise is just one part of Dr. Sear's program. But thanks to this book, I now spend far less time in the gym and get much more benefit from my workouts. A lot of people are talking and writing about heart disease prevention, but few of them make as much sense as Dr. Sears.

--Monica Reinagel
co-author of The Life Extension Revolution

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The Omega Diet

Artemis Simopoulos, M.D. and Jo Robinson

This spring, European scientists announced the results of a massive study, definitively proving that the Mediterrean diet leads to longer, healthier lives. Anyone who has been paying attention to Dr. Simopoulos' work knew that ten years ago. There are lots of books on the subject but none as well-written, thoroughly-documented, and useful than the Omega Diet.

--Monica Reinagel, co-author of The Life Extension Revolution

"I'm not a betting woman, but if I were, I'd put my money on Dr. Artemis Simopoulos as most likely to be remembered as the great nutritional/geneticist breakthrough genius of our age."

-- S. Boyd Eaton, MD, author of The Paleolithic Prescription and clinical associate professor of radiology, Emory University School of Medicine

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