Dr. Jogi Book Reviews

Diet

Metabolical: The Lure and the Lies of Processed Food, Nutrition, and Modern Medicine Hardcover – May 4, 2021


Dr. Lustig, fellow pediatric endocrinologist, made a name for himself in 1998 with his viral youtube video about the evils of sugar. In this book from 2021 he updates us all with the latest scientific knowledge about sugar's ill effects. There are several chapters that go into the nitty gritty metabolic normal versus aberrant pathways that a processed food diet induces. Good read. Finally, a balanced view on keto versus vegan. Also excellent policy recommendations. There are very good recommendations for the both average and high level reader who is interested in better health.

  1. Reviews what is metabolic syndrome which can be an insidious cause of weight gain and poor health

  2. Reviews the 8 subcellular pathways that underlie metabolic sydrome

  3. Ties causation to processed foods (anything with a nutrition label) to these pathways

  4. Gives a list of public health policy action items

Life in the Fasting Lane

Obesity Code

Diabetes Code

How Not to Die. by Dr. Michael Greger

Proteinoholic. by Dr. Garth Davis

The South Asian Health Solution

The Longevity Diet


General Health

Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones

James Clear gives an easy and proven way to build good habits. What matters is if your habits lead you to success. He provides evidence based frame work to define your habits. Tiny changes will give big result. Straight forward 4-step program. This can be applied to dietary changes that will be needed to unwind the bad habits induced by big food and big pharma. Yes, NOT eating anything that has a nutrition label is a daunting task unless you have a plan. Habits are the compound interest of self-improvement. The math is on his side. Improving 1% every day for a year, you are 38x better. Conversely 1% worse daily, then in a year you will at zero. In real life, every time you tried this you are disappointed. Small changes do not make difference until you reach a threshold. Think of a melting ice cube which only at 32 degrees will cause rapid melting, indicating small changes unlock big changes. Incredible powers once a critical point has passed.

  1. Queue - like a badge on a phone icon/ "noticing it"

  2. Craving - "wanting it"

  3. Response - the actual habit you perform "obtaining it"

  4. Reward - the end goal of every habit, "the brain memorizes the steps automatically to recreate the reward"

Flow

Lifespan

Drive by Daniel Pink

Thinking in Bets

The Book of Joy

The Soversign individual

Mindset

The 7 Habits of Highly Successful People

Factfulness


Children

How to Raise an Adult

The Myth of Laziness

Boys Adrift

Girls on the EdgeRange by David Epstein

The One world Schoolhouse

IGen

Excellent Sheep

Where you go is not who you will

Ishmael