Recommended books on Paleo, cooking, and life in general

“The more you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”

- Dr. Seuss, “I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!”

This list is a collection of  recommended books for my readers.  You will find everything from books on Paleo nutrition and lifestyle, fitness, stress management, cooking, food, wine, and life in general. All links go to Better World Books, a socially conscious online bookstore with all sales helping to fund literacy programs around the world.  Plus it offers low shipping rates worldwide.

Paleo/Primal

The Paleo Solution: The Original Human Diet
The Paleo Solution: The Original Human Diet
  is a must read if you’re a Paleo newbie. Not only is this a comprehensive guide to Paleo but Robb Wolf’s writing style is very entertaining. I’m a big fan.

 

 

 

Everyday Paleo
Everyday Paleo
 I’m a big fan of Everyday Paleo and Sarah Fragoso, the face behind the brand. I listened to many Everyday Paleo podcasts while getting accustomed with the Paleo lifestyle and I have read this book which is full of great tips, recipes, meal plans and easy-to-follow workout routines you can do in the gym or at home. Sarah’s focus is on integrating Paleo into families.

 

The Primal Blueprint: Reprogram Your Genes for Effortless Weight Loss, Vibrant Health, and Boundless Energy
The Primal Blueprint: Reprogram Your Genes for Effortless Weight Loss, Vibrant Health, and Boundless Energy
combines modern genetic science and evolutionary biology. Author Mark Sisson takes you on a  journey through human evolution, comparing the life and  health of our hunter-gatherer ancestors with a day in the life of a modern family – exposing potential health issues that arise from trying to do the right things living in the 21st century.

Also by Mark Sisson

The Primal Blueprint 21-Day Total Body Transformation: A Complete, Step-By-Step, Gene Reprogramming Action Plan
The Primal Blueprint 21-Day Total Body Transformation: A Complete, Step-By-Step, Gene Reprogramming Action Plan

 

 

 


The Primal Blueprint Cookbook

The Primal Blueprint Cookbook

 

 

 

 

Wheat Belly: Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight, and Find Your Path Back to Health Wheat Belly: Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight, and Find Your Path Back to Health A renowned cardiologist explains how eliminating wheat from our diets can prevent fat storage, shrink unsightly bulges, and reverse myriad health problems.

 

 

 

Paleo Comfort Foods: Homestyle Cooking for a Gluten-Free Kitchen
Paleo Comfort Foods: Homestyle Cooking for a Gluten-Free Kitchen

Cooking, food & wine

The Whole Beast: Nose to Tail Eating
The Whole Beast: Nose to Tail Eating
 is a certified “foodie” classic. In it, Fergus Henderson — whose London restaurant, St. John, is a world-renowned destination for people who love to eat “on the wild side” — presents the recipes that have marked him out as one of the most innovative, yet traditional, chefs.

 

Whole Beast Butchery: The Complete Visual Guide to Beef, Lamb, and Pork
Whole Beast Butchery: The Complete Visual Guide to Beef, Lamb, and Pork

 

 

 

 

Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly
Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly
 I read this book year ago and have since been a big fan of Anthony Bourdain’s work.

 

 

 

 

 

In Search of Total Perfection
In Search of Total Perfection
 I think Heston is a genius and I want to marry him.

 

 

 

 

 

Heston Blumenthal at Home
Heston Blumenthal at Home
 Read above.

 

 

 

 

Cook with Jamie: My Guide to Making You a Better Cook
Cook with Jamie: My Guide to Making You a Better Cook
 I really identify with Jamie’s way of cooking – it’s intuitive, a bit of this and a bit of that, give it a smack and lots of love. He has also done wonderful things to raise awareness of real food and  nutrition.

 

Ball Complete Book of Home Preserving: 400 Delicious and Creative Recipes for Today
Ball Complete Book of Home Preserving: 400 Delicious and Creative Recipes for Today
 Growing up in Ukraine, I’ve tried pretty much every single fruit and vegetable as a pickle, jam or compote.

 

 

James Halliday's Wine Atlas of Australia
James Halliday’s Wine Atlas of Australia
 Because I love wine!

 

 

 

 

Fitness

Kettlebell Conditioning: 4-Phase BodyBell Training System with Australia's Body Coach
Kettlebell Conditioning: 4-Phase BodyBell Training System with Australia’s Body Coach
 I love kettlebells! In Kettlebell Conditioning, Coach Collins (hehe) has developed the 4-Stage BodyBell Training System that allows you to learn the basic strength and swing patttern drills before more complex power-oriented movement patterns.

 

 

Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen
Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen
 - for running lovers! Full of incredible characters, amazing athletic achievements, cutting-edge science, and, most of all, pure inspiration, “Born to Run “is an epic adventure that began with one simple question: “Why does my foot hurt? ”

 

 

Get Fit for Free & Ditch the Gym: Total Fitness: 48 Step-By-Steo Exercises, 120 Personalized Workouts
Get Fit for Free & Ditch the Gym: Total Fitness: 48 Step-By-Steo Exercises, 120 Personalized Workouts
A comprehensive home-exercise guide for all ages and abilities, ” Get Fit for Free and Ditch the Gym: Total Fitness” features scores of complete step-by- step exercises and routines to boost strength and flexibility, promote weight loss, and improve overall fitness.

 

Slim Calm Sexy Yoga: 210 Proven Yoga Moves for Mind/Body Bliss Slim Calm Sexy Yoga: 210 Proven Yoga Moves for Mind/Body BlissHow to use yoga to drop pounds, demolish stress, stay healthy, and look gorgeous with simple moves from the Women’s Health(R) yoga expert.

 

 

Total Pilates: The Step-By-Step Guide to Pilates at Home for Everybody
Total Pilates: The Step-By-Step Guide to Pilates at Home for Everybody

 

 

 

You Are Your Own Gym: The Bible of Bodyweight Exercises
You Are Your Own Gym: The Bible of Bodyweight Exercises

 

 

 

Mind, stress & sleep

Stress Reduction for Busy People: Finding Peace in an Anxious World
Stress Reduction for Busy People: Finding Peace in an Anxious World

 

 

 

 

Stress Management for Life: Activities Manual: A Research-Based Experiential Approach [With Activities Manual and Infotrac Access
Stress Management for Life: Activities Manual: A Research-Based Experiential Approach [With Activities Manual and Infotrac Access

 

 

 

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 and It’s All Small Stuff: Simple Ways to Keep the Little Things from Taking Over Your Life

 

 

 

Life

The 4-Hour Work Week: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich
The 4-Hour Work Week: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich

 

 

 

 

 

Lonely Planet 1000 Ultimate Experiences
Lonely Planet 1000 Ultimate Experiences

 

 

 

 

A Year of Festivals: How to Have the Time of Your Life
A Year of Festivals: How to Have the Time of Your Life

 

 

 

 

Once in a Lifetime Trips: The World's 50 Most Extraordinary and Memorable Travel Experiences
Once in a Lifetime Trips: The World’s 50 Most Extraordinary and Memorable Travel Experiences

 

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    eatdrinkpaleo: "Come and meet me at Health Unplugged in London, May 15th! 
I'm doing a talk on 'Demystifying paleo + paleo cooking tips'. I'll be sharing some insights from my paleo survey as well, I had almost 200 responses so far. Darryl Edwards from @fitnessexplorer will be talking about primal fitness and the importance of play for #wellbeing and #longevity, while Keris Marsden of @FitterLondon will be going over digestive wellness through paleo approach. It's going to be a super fun night with Q&A, paleo nibbles and some yummy samples and offers from our sponsors @the_nakedape @primalkitchenuk and @perfectlypaleo TICKETS can be found here: healthunplugged.eventbrite.co.uk ONLY 6 Early Bird tickets left. 
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    eatdrinkpaleo: "@mattipuck is rocking his new tiny USB charge key we got from @nomadgoods It has proven to be handy already! Thanks guys for letting us try it out. I got to trial the charge card, which is a tiny USB charger for iPhone in a shape of a credit card. Super useful for digital nomads like us, when you don't want to carry cables around.  #nomad #nomadgoods #digitalnomad #gadgets #iPhone5 #remoteworking"
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    eatdrinkpaleo: "Are you ready for the long weekend and all the treats? This is my no bake and no fuss date, cashew & raw cacao slice. Recipe on #eatdrinkpaleo website. Wishing you all a fun and happy break.xo 
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  • Mmmm...the smell of a freshly printed book. Eat Drink Paleo Cookbook is back in stock kids!!! Thank you to my talented designer @carlahackett for making it even more awesome for the second edition. Few extra recipes in there as well ;-) Big thanks to everyone who's bought and enjoyed it so far. I love every recipe pic that you tag me in or is hash tagged with #eatdrinkpaleo. For a self-published author, your support means everything. The fact that we sold out of the last print run so quickly made me reassured me that I made the right career move. Get 'em from my website, Amazon.com and soon on Amazon.co.uk. And of course a few shops and cafes in Australia, check out my resources page for stockists. #paleo #eatdrinkpaleo #food #cooking #foodie #primal #jerf #paleouk #paleoaustralia #paleocook #cookbook

    eatdrinkpaleo: "Mmmm...the smell of a freshly printed book. Eat Drink Paleo Cookbook is back in stock kids!!! Thank you to my talented designer @carlahackett for making it even more awesome for the second edition. Few extra recipes in there as well ;-) Big thanks to everyone who's bought and enjoyed it so far. I love every recipe pic that you tag me in or is hash tagged with #eatdrinkpaleo. For a self-published author, your support means everything. The fact that we sold out of the last print run so quickly made me reassured me that I made the right career move. 
Get 'em from my website, Amazon.com and soon on Amazon.co.uk. And of course a few shops and cafes in Australia, check out my resources page for stockists.  #paleo #eatdrinkpaleo #food #cooking #foodie #primal #jerf #paleouk #paleoaustralia #paleocook #cookbook"
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  • Yummy paleo pop-up dinner Be At Buckley's by @tasha__be last night. I had sea bass ceviche, pork belly with the most lush caraway bone marrow sauce and coconut panda cotta, washed down with natural wine. Plus the best company of @paleopolly and friends. Next Be At Buckley's dinner is on next Tuesday 22nd. Check out @tasha__be IG for more details. Good vibes as well! #paleouk #primal #nourishingtraditions #ancestralfood #glutenfree #foodlondon #food #paleolondon #primalbritain #primaluk #BEatBuckleys

    eatdrinkpaleo: "Yummy paleo pop-up dinner Be At Buckley's by @tasha__be last night. I had sea bass ceviche, pork belly with the most lush caraway bone marrow sauce and coconut panda cotta, washed down with natural wine. Plus the best company of @paleopolly and friends. Next Be At Buckley's dinner is on next Tuesday 22nd. Check out @tasha__be IG for more details. Good vibes as well! #paleouk #primal #nourishingtraditions #ancestralfood #glutenfree #foodlondon #food #paleolondon #primalbritain #primaluk #BEatBuckleys"
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  • Met up with the lovely Suzie from @primalkitchenuk at the trade show yesterday & for dessert I got to try all of the flavours of her nut & fruit bars. The packaging and flavours are as fun as the creator herself! Thanks @sarahcatford for taking the pic :-) #paleo #primal #primalbritain #paleouk #paleolondon #wellness #food #jerf #paleosnacks #glutenfree #grainfree #dairyfree #cleaneating

    eatdrinkpaleo: "Met up with the lovely Suzie from @primalkitchenuk at the trade show yesterday & for dessert I got to try all of the flavours of her nut & fruit bars. The packaging and flavours are as fun as the creator herself! Thanks @sarahcatford for taking the pic :-) #paleo #primal #primalbritain #paleouk #paleolondon #wellness #food #jerf #paleosnacks #glutenfree #grainfree #dairyfree #cleaneating"
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