5 Books High Performers Should Read this Month
From hot new cookbooks to the blueprint for rewiring your brain
Being up to date on all things health and wellness is social and cultural currency these days. And while the internet is great, actual books are still a worthy pursuit. Tons of non-fiction comes out every month, though, and it can feel overwhelming to cut through the clutter. That’s why we started the Furthermore book club last month. In our second installment, we combed through some of the newest books and curated this list of five we think are worth reading this April.
The Book: The Wahls Protocol Cooking for Life: The Revolutionary Modern Paleo Plan to Treat All Chronic Autoimmune Conditions
By: Terry Wahls, M.D.
The Gist: After being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, Dr. Wahls went from a wheelchair to biking 10 miles a day. She credits her miraculous recovery to a specific diet protocol she followed and went on to give a viral TED talk and publish a book about it. Her latest work is this cookbook, packed with easy-to-prepare paleo recipes that she says will “reduce and often eliminate chronic pain, fatigue, brain fog, and other symptoms related to autoimmune problems, neurological diseases, and other chronic conditions.”
The Book: The Body Builders: Inside the Science of the Engineered Human
By: Adam Piore
The Gist: The new scientific frontier, according to Piore: The human body. His book takes readers inside the labs and offices of engineers, scientists, and doctors who are working on seemingly superhuman feats such as helping mute people communicate telepathically, creating a suit that allows Piore to lift almost 100 pounds with his fingertips, and more.
The Book: Head Strong: The Bulletproof Plan to Activate Untapped Brain Energy to Work Smarter and Think Faster—in Just Two Weeks
By: Dave Asprey
The Gist: From the man that created bulletproof coffee comes a new book featuring the latest research in neuroscience and medicine. Said to show us how to “supercharge the mitochondria in our brains to enhance energy and sharpen mental focus, reverse inflammation, and promote neuron growth to enhance processing speed, hotwiring your brain for success,” this book should be on every super-performers’ to-read list. From hacking your sleep to your light exposure, Asprey gives sound advice with science-backed reasoning.
The Book: Irresistible: The Rise of Addictive Technology and the Business of Keeping Us Hooked
By: Adam Alter
The Gist: Alter, Associate professor of marketing at New York University’s Stern School of Business, examines the scary downsides of technology. Plus, he offers actionable tips to put some boundaries up between your digital and real worlds.
The Book: Tartine All Day: Modern Recipes for the Home Cook
By: Elizabeth Prueitt
The Gist: It may seem ironic that the pastry chef of Tartine bakery in San Francisco is gluten-intolerant. But in her second cookbook, Tartine All Day: Modern Recipes for the Home Cook, the James Beard Award-winning chef shares her gift for making healthy, delicious recipes (many of which can be made gluten-free) including buckwheat pancakes and cauliflower-garlic soup.
Additional reporting by Brianna Wippman.