The Obesity Code is about a different approach to losing weight, not through cutting fat or calories, but through controlling our hormone insulin. Dr. Fung recommends a low-carb healthy-fat diet filled with whole unprocessed foods, as well as intermittent fasting.
The Omnivore's Dilemma is about where our food comes from. Michael Pollan went on a journey through the big food industry and discovered processed corn is in almost everything we eat. He also explored 'alternative' food systems like a smaller organic farm and finding wild food in the forest.
Grain Brain is about improving brain health through eating more "good fats" and less grains, sugars, and processed carbs. Dr. Perlmutter says this diet helped many of his patients lower their weight, blood sugar, inflammation, and cholesterol levels—thereby decreasing their risk for dementia, diabetes, and other chronic diseases.
Fast Food Nation reveals how big fast food companies reshaped America in pursuit of profit. Eric Schlosser shows how marketing aimed at kids created an explosion of obesity, how big corporations have eliminated many small farmers, and why meatpacking plants can be extremely unsafe and unclean workplaces.
How to Not Die reveals the connection between what we eat and chronic diseases. Based on hundreds of references to scientific evidence, Dr. Michael Greger shows how to prevent (and even reverse) the top causes of death like heart disease, most cancers, diabetes, obesity, strokes and Alzheimer's.
The Plant Paradox says lectins are bad. Lectins are proteins hidden in some plants like grains, beans and tomatoes. Dr. Gundry claims they cause many health problems rampant today (like obesity, diabetes and autoimmune diseases) and if you avoid lectin-producing plants, you will lose weight, live longer and feel better.