Books for Boomers

By Sue Schafer Manager, Sylvania Branch, Toledo Lucas County Public Library

Did you know that March is National Nutrition Month? This is the perfect time to re-evaluate your health needs and kick start your health goals. Here are a few book suggestions to help you get started.

Eat Clean, Stay Lean: the Ultimate Guide to Cleaner and Cleanest Foods, 2015
By Wendy Bazilian
This is an easy to use, visual guidebook to better health, delicious food, and a slimmer you. Learn how to make 50 smarter choices in the supermarket and 150 cleaner, fast meals at home, all of which can help you lose weight while you enjoy real food that tastes great–and it even includes real pie.

The Whole 30: the 30-Day Guide to Total Health and Food Freedom, Houghton, Mifflin, Harcourt, 2015
By Melissa Hartwig
This book provides the step-by-step, recipe-by-recipe guidebook that will allow millions of people to experience the transformation of their entire life in just one month.

The Brain Fog Fix: Reclaim Your Focus, Memory, and Joy in Just 3 Weeks, Hay House Inc., 2015
By Mike Dow
The Brain Fog Fix is a three-week program designed to help you naturally restore three of your brain’s most crucial chemicals: serotonin, dopamine, and cortisol. You will find yourself thinking more clearly, remembering more accurately, learning more quickly, and unleashing the floodgates of your creativity.

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How Not to Die: Discover the Foods Scientifically Proven to Prevent and Reverse Disease, Flatiron Books, 2015
By Michael Gregor
This book examines the fifteen top causes of premature death in America ― heart disease, various cancers, diabetes, Parkinson’s, high blood pressure, and more ― and explains how nutritional and lifestyle interventions can sometimes trump prescription pills and other pharmaceutical and surgical approaches, freeing us to live healthier lives.

The Blue Zones Solution: Eating and Living Like the World’s Healthiest People,
By Dan Buettener, National Geographic, 2015
This book reveals how to transform your health using smart eating and lifestyle habits gleaned from new research on the diets, eating habits, and lifestyle practices of the communities he’s identified as “Blue Zones”—those places with the world’s longest-lived, and thus healthiest, people, including locations such as Okinawa, Japan; Sardinia, Italy; Costa Rica’s Nicoya Peninsula; Ikaria, Greece; and Loma Linda, California.