The new year is here, which means a load of new books are out – just in time for those resolutions.
Whether you’re looking for tips on eating more healthily, want to learn more about the science of aging, or dip your toe into the realms of energy, there are lots of buzzy health and wellbeing tomes to add to your bedside table.
So put the kettle on, pull out a blanket, and curl up with one of these healthy additions to your bookshelf for 2021…
The Right Carb: How to Enjoy Carbs With Over 50 Simple, Nutritious Recipes For Good Health
by Nicola Graimes
Thanks to diet culture, carbs have gained a bit of a bad rep in recent years. If you don’t fancy spending your new year miserably chowing down on salad leaves, this collection of delicious, comforting recipes will see you through the darkest days of January with plenty of guilt-free grub on your plate.
Using the latest scientific evidence, bestselling author Nicola Graimes explains how eating the right carbs in moderate amounts is the key to good health – providing energy, improving digestion and mood, as well as aiding sleep.
‘The Right Carb’ by Nicola Graimes
Clean 7: Supercharge The Body’s Natural Ability to Heal Itself
by Alejandro Junger
Whether you’re a fan of alternative medicine or you think it’s all just woo-woo, LA cardiologist Alejandro Junger’s latest book is a fascinating deep dive into the suggested benefits of functional medicine, Ayurvedic medicine, and intermittent fasting.
The author argues that while each one of these practices can have positive effects, the combination of all three can have a healing effect on the body in the long-term. It also includes a seven-day program which claims to help rid the body of toxins.
‘Clean 7’ by Alejandro Junger
The Plant Power Doctor: A Simple Prescription for a Healthier You
by Dr. Gemma Newman
Thinking of giving Veganuary a go? GP Gemma Newman shares simple tips for making the switch to a greener plate, while explaining the science that shows how eating more plants is linked with improved health and wellbeing.
Newman also divulges how plant-powered eating has had a transformative effect on her own life, and gives the lowdown on how switching up your diet can lower your risk of heart disease, cancer, type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol, and obesity.
‘The Plant Power Doctor’ by Dr. Gemma Newman
The Energy Equation: From The Naked Ape to the Knackered Ape
by Dr. Sarah Myhill and Craig Robinson
After an emotionally taxing year, many of us will be finding ourselves feeling tired and drained. Whether you’re a student, office worker, or full-time parent, this handy self-help book explains how we can all find more energy as the new year swings around.
Former GP Sarah Myhill uses her expertise in treating patients with chronic fatigue syndrome and ME, applying the same principles of balancing energy generation with energy use, to help banish that constantly tired feeling.
‘The Energy Equation’ by Dr. Sarah Myhill and Craig Robinson
Keep Sharp: How to Build a Better Brain At Any Age
by Dr. Sanjay Gupta
Keep Sharp looks at the lessons we can learn from so-called ‘super brained’ people in their 80s and 90s, while debunking some common myths about aging and cognitive decline.
Dr. Sanjay Gupta explores whether there’s an optimal diet or lifestyle for keeping the brain in good health as we age, as well as some of the changes we can make to avoid brain disease, particularly Alzheimer’s. The book also provides a personalized 12-week program featuring tips and tricks to boost the brain. sharp
‘Keep Sharp’ by Dr Sanjay Gupta
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Feel Great Lose Weight: Long Term, Simple Habits For Lasting And Sustainable Weight Loss
by Dr. Rangan Chatterjee
TV doctor and podcaster Rangan Chatterjee is back with another healthy living bible, this time focusing on a conscious, long-lasting approach to weight loss. With 20 years of experience as a GP, Chatterjee helps readers get to the root cause of their weight gain, nourish their body with whole foods and build techniques for keeping the pounds off in a healthy, sustainable way.
If you’re looking for a safe, medically-approved and gentle approach to weight loss that doesn’t involve crash diets, this is one to throw onto your to-read pile in the new year.
‘Feel Great Lose Weight’ by Dr Rangan Chatterjee
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