Improve Your Health... and Live to 100

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The list author says: "Some useful books to improve your health through three steps:

1) Diet;
2) Exercise;
3) Mental Health."
The China Study: The Most Comprehensive Study of Nutrition Ever Conducted And the Startling Implications for Diet, Weight Loss, And Long-term Health
1.  The China Study: The Most Comprehensive Study of Nutrition Ever Conducted And the Startling Implications for Diet, Weight Loss, And Long-term Health by Thomas M. Campbell II
The list author says:
  "The best place to start.  How a plant-based diet beats everything else for weight-loss, stress, heart disease, cancer, strokes, etc.  The author, a Cornell nutrition researcher, presents the best study ever done on diet and its conclusions... avoid all animal products (even dairy and eggs).  Go vegan like Bill Clinton or conservative casino-boss and entrepreneur Steve Wynn."
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Dr. Gundry's Diet Evolution: Turn Off the Genes That Are Killing You--And Your Waistline--And Drop the Weight for Good
2.  Dr. Gundry's Diet Evolution: Turn Off the Genes That Are Killing You--And Your Waistline--And Drop the Weight for Good by Steven R. Gundry
The list author says:
  "Gundry bridges the gap between the Atkins and Ornish diets.  As a cardiologist who invented some textbook procedures, he presents lots of data and practical ideas, plus a strong transition plan.  Gundry lets you eat meat initially (but cuts out sugars, carbs, and white foods).  Eventually he suggests moving to a raw vegan slate as being the optimal diet (low-calorie but micro-nutrient rich)."
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Food Rules: An Eater's Manual
3.  Food Rules: An Eater's Manual by Michael Pollan
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  "The best and easiest book on how to eat by Michael Pollan.  His "Omnivore's Dilemma" is excellent too."
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Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease: The Revolutionary, Scientifically Proven, Nutrition-Based Cure
4.  Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease: The Revolutionary, Scientifically Proven, Nutrition-Based Cure by Caldwell B. Esselstyn
The list author says:
  "An Olympic gold-medal winner and doctor/researcher at the Cleveland Clinic (one of the best hospitals in the US) backs up the China Study with his own research and presents his own vegan diet plan.  A good book for older people trying to reverse heart disease."
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Eat, Drink, and Be Healthy: The Harvard Medical School Guide to Healthy Eating
5.  Eat, Drink, and Be Healthy: The Harvard Medical School Guide to Healthy Eating by Walter Willett
The list author says:
  "The head of Harvard's nutrition department presents the issues and says the FDA and the US government are completely wrong.  Read about his data, conclusions, and diet plan."
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Eating Animals
6.  Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer
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  "Ethical (and practical) reasons to not eat animals.  The more you know about the industrial meat production system in the US and its abuse of animals, the less you will want to touch meat there.  I do think there are more ethical ways to eat meat, but it takes much more time, patience, and money to do it."
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What to Eat
7.  What to Eat by Marion Nestle
The list author says:
  "Nestle looks closely at the food production and sourcing networks in the US and gives you some great tips on how to shop for groceries better."
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Stretching: 30th Anniversary Edition
8.  Stretching: 30th Anniversary Edition by Bob Anderson
The list author says:
  "A nice book on stretching.  After improving the quality of your diet, you need to exercise.  That is, the quantity equation (burn more calories to lose weight, enough to keep off weight gain).  Which means stretch first and then improve your cardio through running, walking, biking, etc. next.  This book is simple and lovely."
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The Runner's Handbook : The Bestselling Classic Fitness Guide for Beginning and Intermediate Runners (2nd rev Edition)
9.  The Runner's Handbook : The Bestselling Classic Fitness Guide for Beginning and Intermediate Runners (2nd rev Edition) by Bob Glover
The list author says:
  "A basic book about how to get started running.  For amateurs and intermediate types.  It gives great plans on how to start running from point zero, how to get to a 10K, and how to do a marathon."
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Lore of Running, 4th Edition
10.  Lore of Running, 4th Edition by Timothy Noakes
The list author says:
  "The best book on running every written, by an orthopedic surgeon and running fanatic.  This is aimed more towards advanced runners and goes into the science of running and training.  It also examines some of the best, elite runners in the last 100 years and points out their secrets (like walking a lot)."
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ChiRunning: A Revolutionary Approach to Effortless, Injury-Free Running
11.  ChiRunning: A Revolutionary Approach to Effortless, Injury-Free Running by Danny Dreyer
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  "A good approach to running that will help you avoid injuries, the bane of every serious runner.  The Chi Walking book is also solid."
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Light on Yoga
12.  Light on Yoga by B. K. S. Iyengar
The list author says:
  "The classic book on Yoga. Hittleman's "Yoga Twenty-Eight Day Exercise Plan" is also good.  For classes, I recommend Anusara Yoga teachers (though every style has good teachers and its own benefits).  See:
www.anusara.com"
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The Harvard Medical School Guide to a Good Night's Sleep (Harvard Medical School Guides)
13.  The Harvard Medical School Guide to a Good Night's Sleep (Harvard Medical School Guides) by Lawrence J. Epstein
The list author says:
  "Optimizing your sleep allows you to burn fat and be awake, not zombie-dead or coffee itchy-high, during your day.  This book from the Harvard Medical School presents many great tips.  Naiman's "Healing Night" is a good follow-up."
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The Fine Arts of Relaxation, Concentration, and Meditation: Ancient Skills for Modern Minds
14.  The Fine Arts of Relaxation, Concentration, and Meditation: Ancient Skills for Modern Minds by Joel Levey
The list author says:
  "How to relax and then concentrate... tips from researchers who worked with US Green Berets and other elite groups."
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Don't Sweat the Small Stuff and It's All Small Stuff: Simple Ways to Keep the Little Things From Taking Over Your Life (Don't Sweat the Small Stuff Series)
15.  Don't Sweat the Small Stuff and It's All Small Stuff: Simple Ways to Keep the Little Things From Taking Over Your Life (Don't Sweat the Small Stuff Series) by Richard Carlson
The list author says:
  "A nice book of stress-reduction tips that only require a change in your attitude.  Simple and powerful."
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