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Wednesday, December 21, 2016

What I’m Reading…

Are you looking for a good book for holiday giving?  Here are some books I’m currently reading or recently finished that I highly recommend:

Eat Fat, Get Thin: Why the Fat We Eat Is the Key to Sustained Weight Loss and Vibrant Health, by Dr. Mark Hyman.  This is an important book which will transform how you think about food and dieting. You’ll learn that low-fat diets are a “big fat lie.”  Other books along this line are Grain Brain, by David Perlmutter, and Good Calories, Bad Calories: Fats, Carbs, and the Controversial Science of Diet and Health, by Gary Taubes.

Thank You for Being Late: An Optimist’s Guide to Thriving in the Age of Accelerations, by Thomas L. Friedman.  I have learned so much from each of this New York Times columnist’s books, starting with The World Is Flat.  This one is another must-read.

Merchants of Doubt: How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Global Warming, by Naomi Oreskes & Erik M. Conway. I was reminded of this book throughout the recent presidential election, because the same strategy was utilized by the same people to raise doubts about Hillary Clinton. You’ll find this book very enlightening, to say the least.

Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right, by Jane Mayer. You’ve heard about the Koch brothers. In this book you’ll learn about them and their cohorts and how we got to where we are today.

Like many people, I also find much to read online. You’ll enjoy Dr. Mark Hyman’s “UltraWellness” blog ( and you can get a terrific daily email about wellness from

Published Dec. 22, 2016, in the YourHub section of the Denver Post.