Dr. Jogi Book Reviews
Metabolical: The Lure and the Lies of Processed Food, Nutrition, and Modern Medicine Hardcover – May 4, 2021- by Dr. Lustig
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.
Reviews what is metabolic syndrome which can be an insidious cause of weight gain and poor health
Reviews the 8 subcellular pathways that underlie metabolic sydrome
Ties causation to processed foods (anything with a nutrition label) to these pathways
Gives a list of public health policy action items
Navigating the US health is VERY expensive. There are many ways to take control of the costs as an individual, but most patients are unaware and or unwilling to pursue the simple solutions. The solution to high costs is NOT medical insurance which actual greatly inflates health care prices. Using self pay and not presenting medical insurance might a good option for many patient. This book gives a step by step approach to getting the best value from your health care experiences.
Life in the Fasting Lane - by Dr.Jason Fung
How Not to Die. by Dr. Michael Greger
Proteinoholic. by Dr. Garth Davis
The South Asian Health Solution
The Longevity Diet
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.
Queue - like a badge on a phone icon/ "noticing it"
Craving - "wanting it"
Response - the actual habit you perform "obtaining it"
Reward - the end goal of every habit, "the brain memorizes the steps automatically to recreate the reward"