10 best health and nutrition books for entrepreneurs

As you may notice I have created a separate section of my experiments that will be related to healthy living and nutrition. If we want to be successful in business be ready to build our own empire we should also think about our health. All that empire will not serve us well if there will not have good health.

So, a couple of years ago when I started my experiments with online marketing, online business and residual income more and more I got tips from my mentors that were related also to work on your own body and food what we eat.

All the money in the world can’t buy you back good health. – Reba McEntire

Time to time all entrepreneurs find themselves hustle many hours without good rest, bad food and little sleep. In a short period of time, it will cause no damage but if it is for a longer period there will be some circumstances. I was no exception, late nights, fast food, snacks or even no lunch breaks all together combined into some health issues that I had to fight through – high blood pressure, headaches, psoriases… Luckily I got a couple of good books that opened eyes and with some corrections, in my diet, I almost have won all those issues.

Previously I wrote a blog post “15 ways lack of sleep at night can affect you“, in this blog post I wanted to share with you some of the books that came across my way and that also could be helpful for you.

There is a list of 10 best health and nutrition books for entrepreneurs that will help you understand how to eat well, live healthier and have more energy to use in building your dreams.

10 best health and nutrition books for entrepreneurs

1. Out of the fire by Paul Clayton

Healthcare and the healthcare business is dominated by the pharmaceutical ‘magic bullet’ model. When the symptoms of non-communicable, degenerative disease such as cancer or heart disease appear, doctors will generally reach for drugs. But this strategy is too little and far too late. Most drugs treat symptoms rather than the root causes of disease, and by the time symptoms emerge the disease has already progressed a long way; the ‘age-related’ diseases develop silently for many years before they finally emerge, and start to cause pain or disability. The drug model has also signally failed to prevent the gathering tides of diabetes, dementia, allergy, cancer, osteoporosis …

Now, however, we have an alternative. The latest science shows that we can head trouble off at the pass, and stop a disease from starting. We know now that all these diseases are driven by a silent killer called chronic inflammation, and we know also that this is due largely to nutritional and lifestyle choices that can be changed quite easily.

This book will not take long to read, because the message is simple. If you take action against chronic inflammation, you and your family take a major step towards living healthier, longer lives. The actions to take are equally simple – and the positive changes start to take effect within weeks.

2. Becoming a Supple Leopard 2nd Edition: The Ultimate Guide to Resolving Pain, Preventing Injury, and Optimizing Athletic Performance

This book starts with the very basics of exercising – posture. Posture can help prevent the vast majority of training accidents.

This step-by-step guide to movement and mobility will show you how to:

  • Move safely and efficiently in all situations
  • Organize your spine and joints in optimal, stable positions
  • Restore normal function to your joints and tissues
  • Accelerate recovery after training sessions and competition
  • Properly perform strength and conditioning movements like the squat, bench press, pushup, deadlift, clean, and snatch
  • Build efficient, transferable movement patterns and skill progressions from simple to more advanced exercises
  • Identify, diagnose, and correct inefficient movement patterns
  • Treat and resolve common symptoms like low back pain, carpal tunnel, shoulder pain, and tennis elbow
  • Prevent and rehabilitate common athletic injuries
  • Use mobilization techniques to address short and stiff muscles, soft tissue and joint capsule restriction, motor control problems, and joint range of motion limitations
  • Create personalized mobility prescriptions to improve movement efficiency

“Sitting is death”

3. The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals

An eye-opening story of industrialized food production. This book will give you a strong wake-up call on how seriously you need to take your nutrition.

One of the New York Times Book Review’s Ten Best Books of the Year.

Winner of the James Beard Award

What should we have for dinner? In this book author Michael Pollan confronted us with this seemingly simple question. The author is bringing wide attention to the little-known but vitally important dimensions of food and agriculture in America, Pollan launched a national conversation about what we eat and the profound consequences that even the simplest everyday food choices have on both ourselves and the natural world.

“You are not what you eat. You are what your food eats”

4. How to Eat More Vegetables: A Concise Guide to Help You Eat and Enjoy the Most Important Food for a Fulfilling Life

You know that vegetables are good for you, but you’re still struggling to eat them regularly. You would like to take better care of your health, but there’s always something standing in the way: little time for shopping and cooking, a lack of knowing what to eat, or your taste buds protesting the change.

Eating veggies don’t have to be hard, and you too can learn to love eating them every day. It all comes down to some simple, but powerful actions you can take today to transform your health.

Advice described in the book includes, among others:

  • 5 techniques to get motivated to eat more vegetables (that have nothing to do with the “vegetables are good for you” argument).
  • What vegetables you should eat, divided into a low-return group of 13 vegetables and a top 20 high-return group (learn which veggies give you the best bang for your buck).
  • 11 highly effective methods to eat vegetables every day (including 58 vegetable-rich alternatives to popular, less healthy foods).
  • How to enjoy the taste of vegetables (including 3 specific strategies to use every day).
  • 6 strategies to enjoy vegetables without adding too much fat to them (you don’t have to coat your veggies with butter, cheese or dressing to enjoy the flavor).
  • 13 ways to prepare vegetables to grab and go (no more excuses that you can’t eat veggies because you’re rarely home).
  • 7 methods to avoid boredom when eating veggies (use them every day and you’ll keep things interesting forever).
  • How to deal with fresh vegetables spoiling so quickly (find out which vegetables last for at least two weeks).
  • 6 ideas if you can’t afford to buy more vegetables (including a common excuse that shouldn’t hold you back).
  • 10 ways to work vegetables into breakfast (yes, you can eat veggies with every meal).
  • 7 tips to deal with vegetables giving you digestive problems (because eating veggies shouldn’t be uncomfortable).

Don’t Just Eat Your Veggies. Love to Eat Them— Every Day!

5. Wheat Belly: Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight, and Find Your Path Back to Health

In this #1 New York Times bestseller, a renowned cardiologist explains how eliminating wheat from our diets can prevent fat storage, shrink unsightly bulges, and reverse myriad health problems.

Every day, over 200 million Americans consume food products made of wheat. As a result, over 100 million of them experience some form of adverse health effect, ranging from minor rashes and high blood sugar to the unattractive stomach bulges that preventive cardiologist William Davis calls “wheat bellies.” According to Davis, that excess fat has nothing to do with gluttony, sloth, or too much butter: It’s due to the whole grain wraps we eat for lunch.

Wheat Belly is an illuminating look at what is truly making Americans sick and an action plan to clear our plates of this seemingly benign ingredient.

6. Food Rules: An Eater’s Manual

Michael Pollan and Maira Kalman come together to create an enhanced Food Rules for hardcover, now beautifully illustrated and with even more food wisdom.

Food rules embrace no single diet, does not quote a hundred study to legitimize itself and doesn’t ban any food or class of the food.

Food Rules give you a few guidelines which you can start applying right away to enjoy a healthier life.

This indispensable handbook lays out a set of straightforward, memorable rules for eating wisely, but paintings remind us that there is a delight in learning to eat well.

“The whiter the bread, the sooner you’ll be dead.”

7. Younger Next Year: Live Strong, Fit, and Sexy – Until You’re 80 and Beyond

If you are looking for a secret formula to eternal youth, you might be surprised that you already know the “Secret”: good food, constant exercise (cardio + strength training)

The key to the program is found in Harry’s Rules: Exercise six days a week. Don’t eat crap. Connect and commit to others. There are seven rules all together, based on the latest findings in cell physiology, evolutionary biology, anthropology, and experimental psychology. Dr. Lodge explains how and why they work—and Chris Crowley, who is living proof of their effectiveness (skiing better today, for example, than he did twenty years ago), gives the just-as-essential motivation.

8. Serve to Win: The 14-Day Gluten-Free Plan for Physical and Mental Excellence

Novak Djokovic reveals the gluten-free diet and fitness plan that transformed his health and pushed him to the pinnacle.

How did a player once plagued by aches, breathing difficulties, and injuries on the court suddenly become the #1 ranked tennis player in the world? The answer is astonishing: He changed what he ate.

Djokovic has created a blueprint for remaking your body and your life in just fourteen days. With weekly menus, mindful eating tips for optimal digestion, and delicious, easy-to-prepare recipes, you’ll be well on your way to shedding extra weight and finding your way to a better you. Djokovic also offers tips for eliminating stress and simple exercises to get you revved up and moving, the very same ones he does before each match.

You don’t need to be a superstar athlete to start living and feeling better. With Serve to Win, a trimmer, stronger, healthier you is just two weeks away.

9. The 4 Hour Body: An Uncommon Guide to Rapid Fat Loss, Incredible Sex and Becoming Superhuman

The 4-Hour Body is the result of an obsessive quest, spanning more than a decade, to hack the human body. It contains the collective wisdom of hundreds of elite athletes, dozens of MDs, and thousands of hours of jaw-dropping personal experimentation.  Tim Ferriss, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The 4-Hour Workweek, fixated on one life-changing question:

For all things physical, what are the tiniest changes that produce the biggest results?
Thousands of tests later, this book contains the answers for both men and women. From the gym to the bedroom, it’s all here, and it all works.

You Will Learn (in less than 30 minutes each):

  • * How to lose those last 5-10 pounds (or 100+ pounds) with odd combinations of food and safe chemical cocktails.
  • * How to prevent fat gain while bingeing (X-mas, holidays, weekends)
  • * How to increase fat-loss 300% with a few bags of ice
  • * How Tim gained 34 pounds of muscle in 28 days, without steroids, and in four hours of total gym time
  • * How to sleep 2 hours per day and feel fully rested
  • * How to produce 15-minute female orgasms
  • * How to triple testosterone and double sperm count
  • * How to go from running 5 kilometers to 50 kilometers in 12 weeks
  • * How to reverse “permanent” injuries
  • * How to add 150+ pounds to your lifts in 6 months
  • * How to pay for a beach vacation with one hospital visit

And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. There are more than 50 topics covered, all with real-world experiments, many including more than 200 test subjects.

10. LET YOUR FOOD BE YOUR PHARMACO-NUTRITION: The new road to health, healing and happiness.

Public health is declining. The so-called ‘diseases of civilization’ are increasing, and occurring in progressively younger groups of people. Waistlines are expanding, intelligence and fertility are falling, and prospects for the next generation look bleak.

At the core of all these problems is a process called ‘inflammageing,’ a metabolic error largely caused by our diets and lifestyles. There are no drugs available to treat this, but it can easily be reversed by making a few simple changes.

This book explains what inflammageing is, and how it damages your health. It shows what causes it, and how to minimize those causes. And it shows you how to switch inflammageing off, to achieve better health and – if you want it – a longer life.

You can’t take good health for granted. Jack Osbourne

Many of these books are really eye-openers who choose some of them and start to educate yourself and be ready to invest also in your health. By reading Paul Clayton’s books, Food Rules, and Omnivore’s Dilemma I was ready for a change. Thanks to my wife who was more ready for these changes than I was, we made some changes in our food choices and started to live with more balanced food and a balanced diet. Some more info can be found also here in one of my previous blog posts: The Omega Balance Concept

If you already met any good health and nutrition book that is not on this list please share in the comment below.

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