What are the medical experts in the field of health and wellness reading? Here’s some additional learning inspiration from us at Index!

James Nestor: Journalist, Aquanut, Author

James Nestor is a well-respected author who has written for the likes of Outside magazine, Men’s Journal, Scientific American, Dwell, The New York Times, and more.

Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art - James Nestor

In his book Breath, James shares that no matter what you eat, how much you exercise, your age, or how smart you are, none of it matters if you aren’t breathing properly. James travels the world to discover why as a species humans have lost the ability to breathe correctly and shares the grave consequences of this disconnect between our health and our breath.

He tracks down the people exploring the hidden science behind ancient breathing practices such as Pranayama, Sudarshan Kriya, and Tummo. He shares what modern research is showing us when we make even slight adjustments to the way we inhale and exhale. After reading this book, it’s safe to say that you’ll never breathe the same way again.

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Dr. Gerard Mullin: Associate Professor of Medicine at The Johns Hopkins Hospital

Dr. Gerard Mullin is nationally and internationally renowned for his work in integrative gastroenterology and nutrition. With more than 20 years of clinical experience in the field of integrative gastroenterology, Dr. Gerard Mullin is an associate editor of several nutrition and integrative medicine journals and was the youngest person to receive an honorary membership from the American Dietetic Association in 2009.

The Gut Balance Revolution - Dr. Gerard Mullin

Dr. Gerard Mullin presents a lively, easily understood, and detailed guide to cleanse the microbiome of those microorganisms that promote weight gain, offering successful weight loss guidance for readers. Mullin provides illustrated exercises and yoga routines, along with 100 pages of shopping lists, recipes, and meal plans. He writes with the value that food is medicine and we should let medicine be our food.

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Dan Buettner: Explorer, Journalist, Author

Explorer, award-winning journalist and producer, and a New York Times bestselling author. Dan works on educating people about the secrets to a long and healthy life. His work led him to research Blue Zones, which eventually led to him writing his book…

The Blue Zones - Dan Buettner

How do the people who live the longest, live? In the world of health and wellness, blue zones are areas of the world where people live the longest, happiest, and healthiest of lives effortlessly! We can all stand to learn a thing or two from these Blue Zones, and that’s exactly what Dan Buettner aims to do in this book.Why do the diets of these (blue zones) people work? And how can we implement these principles into our own diets and lives?

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Robert Sapolsky, PhD: Neuroendocrinology Researcher & Author

Robert Sapolsky is a professor of biology, and of neurology and neurological sciences at Stanford University.

Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers - Robert Sapolsky, PhD

The diseases we typically fear are the ones that are brought on by the slow accumulation of damage, such as heart disease and cancer. When we experience stress, our body turns on the same physiological responses as an animal, however, we don’t resolve conflict in the same way. Robert Sapolsky explains how the activation of our stress response over time literally makes us sick.

How does stress affect sleep and addiction? What is the impact of spirituality on managing stress? And how do anxiety and personality disorders play a role in our stress response? Robert Sapolsky explains all in his book Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers, which is now in its third edition.

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Dr. Stephen Sinatra: Cardiologist

Board-certified in internal medicine, Dr. Stephen Sinatra has certifications in nutrition, bioenergetic psychotherapy, and anti-aging medicine. In his career, he has lectured and facilitated workshops worldwide and has written multiple publications. He’s made many guest appearances on television and radio to spread his knowledge about how stress management is a crucial aspect of heart disease prevention. Since then, he has dived into many health-related topics, informing readers all about…

The Great Cholesterol Myth - Dr. Stephen Sinatra

As more and more science emerges showing that cholesterol levels are a poor predictor of heart disease, Dr. Stephen Sinatra works to educate people on the latest in Cholesterol research and findings. The Great Cholesterol Myth breaks down the real culprits of heart disease, including inflammation, fibrinogen, triglycerides, homocysteine, belly fat, Triglyceride to HCL ratios, and high glycemic levels. This book informs readers how to effectively prevent, manage and reverse heart disease, focussing on diet, exercise, supplements, stress, and anger management.

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