Suggested Reading & More

We are inundated with so much information on health and nutrition that it’s sometimes hard to separate fact from fiction. I am continually reading and searching for books, articles, and websites that provide accurate information in an engaging and understandable way. And as a result, I’ve compiled this list of my favorites that I’d like to share with you.

Favorite Links

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Rachel Khanna and Amy Kalafa of Two Angry Moms

Screening of “Two Angry Moms”, me with
Amy Kalafa, the film’s producer.

Recommended Reading and Viewing


To find out more about the food we eat and the food we should eat,
check out these interesting books:

  • The Queen of Fats, Susan Allport
  • Food Matters, Mark Bittman
  • Excitotoxins: The Taste that Kills, Russell M. Blaylock
  • Food and Healing, Annemarie Colbin PhD.
  • The China Study, T. Colin Campbell
  • Know Your Fats, Mary Enig
  • Bottomfeeders, Taras Grescoe
  • Live, Eat, Cook Healthy, Rachel Khanna
  • What to Eat, Marion Nestle
  • The Unhealthy Truth, Robyn O’Brien
  • Real Food, Nina Planck
  • The Omnivore’s Dilemna and In Defense of Food, Michael Pollan
  • Fast Food Nation, Eric Schlosser
  • Seeds of Deception, Jeffrey M. Smith
  • The Real Food Revival, Sheri Brooks Vinton
  • Fat Chance: Beating the Odds Against Sugar, Processed Food, Obesity, and Disease, by Robert Lustig, M.D., M.S.L.
  • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, by Rebecca Skloot
  • Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End, by Atul Gawande
  • Sous Chef: 24 Hours of the Line, by Michael Gibney
  • Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking, by Susan Cain
  • The Third Plate: Field Notes on the Future of Food, by Dan Barber
  • Eating Animals, by Jonathan Safran-Foer
  • Brain Maker: The Power of Gut Microbes to Heal and Protect Your Brain—For Life, by David Permutter, MD with Kristin Loberg
  • Soda Politics, by Marion Nestle
  • The Human Super-Organism: How the Microbiome Is Revolutionizing the Pursuit of a Healthy Life, by Rodney Dietert, PhD
  • Ingredient: Unveiling the Essential Elements of Food, by Ali Bouzari
  • The Case Against Sugar, by Gary Taubes
  • Food Fights and Culture Wars: A Secret History of Taste, by Tom Nealon
  • Best Food Writing 2016, Edited by Holly Hughes
  • Letters to a Young Farmer: On Food, Farming, and Our Future, Edited by the Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture
  • Sweetness and Power: The Place of Sugar in Modern History, by Sydney Mintz
  • Food Fights & Culture Wars: A Secret History of Taste, by Tom Healon
  • Grocery: The Buying and Selling of Food in America, by Michael Ruhlman
  • All About Eggs: Everything We Know About the World’s Most Important Food, by Rachel Khong and the editors of Lucky Peach


Here are a few of my favorite cookbooks:


These documentaries and movies provide a closer look at our food system: