P. D. Mangan

P. D. Mangan

I teach the science-based way to eat right, get fit, live long, & win. Microbiologist, weightlifter, researcher. Sun, steak, and steel. #bitcoin

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30+ Book Recommendations by P. D. Mangan

  • Eat Your Way to Health

    Ms Issy Warrack

    Want to look and feel better? This cookbook will help you. The introduction explains the principles of a low-carb or keto heathy-fat diet; how to manage your daily carb intake, to either retain, or revert, to a healthy metabolic state. It overturns the conventional dietary advice of the UK 'Eatwell Guide', which has led people down a slow, relentless path to chronic lifestyle diseases including obesity, diabetes, high-blood pressure, dementia and cancer. This beautifully illustrated cookbook, packed with 80 step-by-step recipes, is simple to follow, using readily available real food ingredients. All recipes were written by passionate cooks at home who 'walk-the-talk' of low-carb healthy eating. The carb content and prep time for each recipe make it easy to plan your daily meals ensuring you remain within healthy parameters. THE COOKBOOK INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING: - inviting healthy alternatives to high-carb staples such as rice, mash, fries and bread. - healthiest options to kick start your day. - appetising egg, cheese and vegetable dishes. - tempting protein dishes: in fish, poultry and meat categories. - tantalising dessert ideas, that still keep you on a healthy path. - yummy snacks to fill the gap when you feel like reaching out to a sugary snack or chocolate bar.

    @wellnesseq Hi - I read your book, it was very good!

  • The PE Diet

    Ted Naiman

    @RobLicker @BiggestComeback @tednaiman It's an excellent book.

  • Resistance to malaria. Blue eyes. Lactose tolerance. What do all of these traits have in common? Every one of them has emerged in the last 10,000 years. Scientists have long believed that the "great leap forward" that occurred some 40,000 to 50,000 years ago in Europe marked end of significant biological evolution in humans. In this stunningly original account of our evolutionary history, top scholars Gregory Cochran and Henry Harpending reject this conventional wisdom and reveal that the human species has undergone a storm of genetic change much more recently. Human evolution in fact accelerated after civilization arose, they contend, and these ongoing changes have played a pivotal role in human history. They argue that biology explains the expansion of the Indo-Europeans, the European conquest of the Americas, and European Jews' rise to intellectual prominence. In each of these cases, the key was recent genetic change: adult milk tolerance in the early Indo-Europeans that allowed for a new way of life, increased disease resistance among the Europeans settling America, and new versions of neurological genes among European Jews. Ranging across subjects as diverse as human domestication, Neanderthal hybridization, and IQ tests, Cochran and Harpending's analysis demonstrates convincingly that human genetics have changed and can continue to change much more rapidly than scientists have previously believed. A provocative and fascinating new look at human evolution that turns conventional wisdom on its head, The 10,000 Year Explosion reveals the ongoing interplay between culture and biology in the making of the human race.

    @NickEggleton You should read this, which is excellent https://t.co/H9cUct8wju

  • The Jung Cult

    Richard Noll

    A reassessment of Jung's thought analyzes the sources of his philosophies and personal religions, uncovering influences of German, pagan, and prehistoric descent

    @Hormetik https://t.co/AsjabljQGS

  • The Bitcoin Standard

    Saifedean Ammous

    When a pseudonymous programmer introduced “a new electronic cash system that’s fully peer-to-peer, with no trusted third party” to a small online mailing list in 2008, very few paid attention. Ten years later, and against all odds, this upstart autonomous decentralized software offers an unstoppable and globally-accessible hard money alternative to modern central banks. The Bitcoin Standard analyzes the historical context to the rise of Bitcoin, the economic properties that have allowed it to grow quickly, and its likely economic, political, and social implications. While Bitcoin is a new invention of the digital age, the problem it purports to solve is as old as human society itself: transferring value across time and space. Ammous takes the reader on an engaging journey through the history of technologies performing the functions of money, from primitive systems of trading limestones and seashells, to metals, coins, the gold standard, and modern government debt. Exploring what gave these technologies their monetary role, and how most lost it, provides the reader with a good idea of what makes for sound money, and sets the stage for an economic discussion of its consequences for individual and societal future-orientation, capital accumulation, trade, peace, culture, and art. Compellingly, Ammous shows that it is no coincidence that the loftiest achievements of humanity have come in societies enjoying the benefits of sound monetary regimes, nor is it coincidental that monetary collapse has usually accompanied civilizational collapse. With this background in place, the book moves on to explain the operation of Bitcoin in a functional and intuitive way. Bitcoin is a decentralized, distributed piece of software that converts electricity and processing power into indisputably accurate records, thus allowing its users to utilize the Internet to perform the traditional functions of money without having to rely on, or trust, any authorities or infrastructure in the physical world. Bitcoin is thus best understood as the first successfully implemented form of digital cash and digital hard money. With an automated and perfectly predictable monetary policy, and the ability to perform final settlement of large sums across the world in a matter of minutes, Bitcoin’s real competitive edge might just be as a store of value and network for final settlement of large payments—a digital form of gold with a built-in settlement infrastructure. Ammous’ firm grasp of the technological possibilities as well as the historical realities of monetary evolution provides for a fascinating exploration of the ramifications of voluntary free market money. As it challenges the most sacred of government monopolies, Bitcoin shifts the pendulum of sovereignty away from governments in favor of individuals, offering us the tantalizing possibility of a world where money is fully extricated from politics and unrestrained by borders. The final chapter of the book explores some of the most common questions surrounding Bitcoin: Is Bitcoin mining a waste of energy? Is Bitcoin for criminals? Who controls Bitcoin, and can they change it if they please? How can Bitcoin be killed? And what to make of all the thousands of Bitcoin knock-offs, and the many supposed applications of Bitcoin’s ‘blockchain technology’? The Bitcoin Standard is the essential resource for a clear understanding of the rise of the Internet’s decentralized, apolitical, free-market alternative to national central banks.

    @shanenigans__ @saifedean Great book.

  • Gates of Fire

    Steven Pressfield

    Chronicles the battle of three hundred Spartan warriors against a huge force of Persian soldiers in 480 B.C. against the background of life in ancient Sparta and its extraordinary culture.

    @Hormetik This one, also Gates of Fire was magnificent https://t.co/FImC37FT9O

  • @Hormetik This one, also Gates of Fire was magnificent https://t.co/FImC37FT9O

  • From the vogue for nubile models to the explosion in the juvenile crime rate, this modern classic of social history and media traces the precipitous decline of childhood in America today−and the corresponding threat to the notion of adulthood. Deftly marshaling a vast array of historical and demographic research, Neil Postman, author of Technopoly, suggests that childhood is a relatively recent invention, which came into being as the new medium of print imposed divisions between children and adults. But now these divisions are eroding under the barrage of television, which turns the adult secrets of sex and violence into popular entertainment and pitches both news and advertising at the intellectual level of ten-year-olds. Informative, alarming, and aphorisitc, The Disappearance of Childhood is a triumph of history and prophecy.

    @ReemdaBuczek I read his book on TV and it was excellent.

  • On Bullshit

    Harry G. Frankfurt

    Presents a theory of bullshit, how it differs from lying, how those who engage in it change the rules of conversation, and how indulgence in bullshit can alter a person's ability to tell the truth.

    @GuruAnaerobic This was good https://t.co/ZVKiQG4nVo

  • Dumping Iron

    P. D. Mangan

    @RoryFranchise @gss082 https://t.co/Tg9diRJlVs

  • The Blind Watchmaker

    Richard Dawkins

    @radioriley @RichardDawkins Yes, excellent book, also his The Blind Watchmaker.

  • The Selfish Gene

    Richard Dawkins

    With a new epilogue to the 40th anniversary edition.

    @radioriley @RichardDawkins Yes, excellent book, also his The Blind Watchmaker.

  • Walden

    Henry David Thoreau

    @bellidux Definitely in my top 5 of most influential books.

  • #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * The groundbreaking phenomenon that kick-started the grain-free movement, now revised and expanded with the latest nutritional and scientific research findings! "One of the most impactful nutrition-based books of modern times."--David Perlmutter, MD, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Grain Brain First published in 2011, Wheat Belly introduced the world to the hidden dangers of modern wheat and gluten, revolutionizing the conversation around health and weight loss forever. Nearly a decade later, Dr. William Davis's provocative indictment of the dominant staple in our diet continues to inspire countless people to "lose the wheat." After witnessing thousands of patients regain their health after giving up wheat, Davis reached the disturbing conclusion that wheat is the single largest contributor to the nationwide obesity epidemic--and its elimination is key to drastic weight loss and optimal health. In Wheat Belly, Dr. Davis provides readers with a user-friendly, step-by-step plan to navigate a new wheat-free lifestyle. Now updated with refreshed recipes, new program guidelines, and cutting-edge nutritional findings, Wheat Belly is an illuminating look at what truly is making Americans sick and an action plan to clear our plates of this harmful ingredient.

    @DrewRoyster Good book.

  • Tripping over the Truth

    Travis Christofferson

    A masterful synchronization of history and cutting-edge science shines new light on humanity's darkest diagnosis. In the wake of the Cancer Genome Atlas project's failure to provide a legible roadmap to a cure for cancer, science writer Travis Christofferson illuminates a promising blend of old and new perspectives on the disease. Tripping over the Truth follows the story of cancer's proposed metabolic origin from the vaunted halls of the German scientific golden age to modern laboratories around the world. The reader is taken on a journey through time and science that results in an unlikely connecting of the dots with profound therapeutic implications. Transporting us on a rich narrative of humanity's struggle to understand the cellular events that conspire to form malignancy, Tripping over the Truth reads like a detective novel, full of twists and cover-ups, blind-alleys and striking moments of discovery by men and women with uncommon vision, grit, and fortitude. Ultimately, Christofferson arrives at a conclusion that challenges everything we thought we knew about the disease, suggesting the reason for the failed war against cancer stems from a flawed paradigm that categorizes cancer as an exclusively genetic disease. For anyone affected by this terrifying disease and the physicians who struggle to treat it, this book provides a fresh and hopeful perspective. It explores the new and exciting non-toxic therapies born from the emerging metabolic theory of cancer. These therapies may one day prove to be a turning point in the struggle against our ancient enemy. We are shown how the metabolic theory redraws the battle map, directing researchers to approach cancer treatment from a different angle, framing it more like a gentle rehabilitation rather than all-out combat. In a sharp departure from the current "targeted" revolution occurring in cancer pharmaceuticals, the metabolic therapies highlighted have one striking feature that sets them apart--the potential to treat all types of cancer because they exploit the one weakness that is common to every cancer cell: dysfunctional metabolism. With a foreword by Dr. Dominic D'Agostino, PhD and contributions from Thomas Seyfried, PhD, author of Cancer as a Metabolic Disease; Miriam Kalamian, EdM, MS, CNS, author of Keto for Cancer; and Beth Zupec Kania, consultant nutritionist of The Charlie Foundation.

    @alxcastrelo @UpkarSsharma This is good on cancer generally https://t.co/GLNPeLvkC4?

  • Dumping Iron

    P. D. Mangan

    @ArHu99 @Leons_Dad0815 Iron is one of the most underrated drivers of aging. https://t.co/Tg9diRJlVs

  • Dumping Iron

    P. D. Mangan

    @biocintra Questions answered here https://t.co/Tg9diRJlVs

  • Argues that refined carbohydrates are the cause of obesity, heart disease, diabetes, and even cancer; that overeating and sedentary behavior are side effects of increased insulin; and that removing these carbohydrates from one's diet is the only way to lose weight.

    @DietScold @kiwi1_nz I'm pretty sure I first heard of it via the late Seth Roberts.

  • "Originally published as How Innovation works: serendipity, energy and saving of time in Great Britain in 2020 by 4th Estate, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers."--Title page verso.

    @steveeunpu @mattwridley Yes, that's where I got it from. Great book.

  • A Man for All Markets

    Edward O. Thorp

    @APompliano Ed Thorp https://t.co/RFRmUSyaZY

  • "This book is dedicated to Uffe Ravnskov, MD. Ph.D. For his seminal and propaedeutic achievements in disputing the dogma that fat and cholesterol cause coronary heart disease, and that statins are safe and cardioprotective for everyone. As will be seen, no studies support the notion that restricting fat reduces coronary morbidity or mortality. More importantly, government recommendations mandating low fat diets are likely the cause of the escalating epidemic of obesity and type 2 diabetes." P. [4] of cover.

    @jmherrington5 @eatmostlyfatali @holmanm https://t.co/NiJpTZSqzY

  • @AndersonWill77 Had it myself https://t.co/v1StLg1RV6

  • @CaptainGidge @cryptojoker123 @KenDBerryMD Thanks https://t.co/v1StLg1RV6

  • @cryptojoker123 @KenDBerryMD I wrote a book about, but most people don't want to hear how to fix it.

  • DIETS & DIETING. For the past 60 years we have been told that a low-fat diet can protect against obesity, diabetes, and heart disease. Yet despite many of us taking this advice in the developed West, we are now in the midst of an obesity epidemic that is breeding serious health problems. Recent more rigorous scientific work has overturned some of the shoddier theories of earlier decades to demonstrate conclusively that we have been needlessly avoiding red meat, cheese, whole milk, and eggs for decades, and that we can now, guilt-free, welcome these delicious foods back into our lives.

    @Hlazard4 Great book.

  • Dumping Iron

    P. D. Mangan

    @PdqJones @MarkYusko https://t.co/Tg9diRJlVs

  • Plague Time

    Paul Ewald

    A noted biologist defends his controversial thesis that most of our worst killers--including heart disease, cancer, and diabetes--are in fact caused by infectious diseases.

    @leng305 I read it a long time ago and recall it as a very interesting book.

  • The Bitcoin Standard

    Saifedean Ammous

    When a pseudonymous programmer introduced “a new electronic cash system that’s fully peer-to-peer, with no trusted third party” to a small online mailing list in 2008, very few paid attention. Ten years later, and against all odds, this upstart autonomous decentralized software offers an unstoppable and globally-accessible hard money alternative to modern central banks. The Bitcoin Standard analyzes the historical context to the rise of Bitcoin, the economic properties that have allowed it to grow quickly, and its likely economic, political, and social implications. While Bitcoin is a new invention of the digital age, the problem it purports to solve is as old as human society itself: transferring value across time and space. Ammous takes the reader on an engaging journey through the history of technologies performing the functions of money, from primitive systems of trading limestones and seashells, to metals, coins, the gold standard, and modern government debt. Exploring what gave these technologies their monetary role, and how most lost it, provides the reader with a good idea of what makes for sound money, and sets the stage for an economic discussion of its consequences for individual and societal future-orientation, capital accumulation, trade, peace, culture, and art. Compellingly, Ammous shows that it is no coincidence that the loftiest achievements of humanity have come in societies enjoying the benefits of sound monetary regimes, nor is it coincidental that monetary collapse has usually accompanied civilizational collapse. With this background in place, the book moves on to explain the operation of Bitcoin in a functional and intuitive way. Bitcoin is a decentralized, distributed piece of software that converts electricity and processing power into indisputably accurate records, thus allowing its users to utilize the Internet to perform the traditional functions of money without having to rely on, or trust, any authorities or infrastructure in the physical world. Bitcoin is thus best understood as the first successfully implemented form of digital cash and digital hard money. With an automated and perfectly predictable monetary policy, and the ability to perform final settlement of large sums across the world in a matter of minutes, Bitcoin’s real competitive edge might just be as a store of value and network for final settlement of large payments—a digital form of gold with a built-in settlement infrastructure. Ammous’ firm grasp of the technological possibilities as well as the historical realities of monetary evolution provides for a fascinating exploration of the ramifications of voluntary free market money. As it challenges the most sacred of government monopolies, Bitcoin shifts the pendulum of sovereignty away from governments in favor of individuals, offering us the tantalizing possibility of a world where money is fully extricated from politics and unrestrained by borders. The final chapter of the book explores some of the most common questions surrounding Bitcoin: Is Bitcoin mining a waste of energy? Is Bitcoin for criminals? Who controls Bitcoin, and can they change it if they please? How can Bitcoin be killed? And what to make of all the thousands of Bitcoin knock-offs, and the many supposed applications of Bitcoin’s ‘blockchain technology’? The Bitcoin Standard is the essential resource for a clear understanding of the rise of the Internet’s decentralized, apolitical, free-market alternative to national central banks.

    @FatEmperor @saifedean @pksbitcoin It's a very good book.

  • Lifespan

    David A. Sinclair PhD

    A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A paradigm-shifting book from an acclaimed Harvard Medical School scientist and one of Time’s most influential people. It’s a seemingly undeniable truth that aging is inevitable. But what if everything we’ve been taught to believe about aging is wrong? What if we could choose our lifespan? In this groundbreaking book, Dr. David Sinclair, leading world authority on genetics and longevity, reveals a bold new theory for why we age. As he writes: “Aging is a disease, and that disease is treatable.” This eye-opening and provocative work takes us to the frontlines of research that is pushing the boundaries on our perceived scientific limitations, revealing incredible breakthroughs—many from Dr. David Sinclair’s own lab at Harvard—that demonstrate how we can slow down, or even reverse, aging. The key is activating newly discovered vitality genes, the descendants of an ancient genetic survival circuit that is both the cause of aging and the key to reversing it. Recent experiments in genetic reprogramming suggest that in the near future we may not just be able to feel younger, but actually become younger. Through a page-turning narrative, Dr. Sinclair invites you into the process of scientific discovery and reveals the emerging technologies and simple lifestyle changes—such as intermittent fasting, cold exposure, exercising with the right intensity, and eating less meat—that have been shown to help us live younger and healthier for longer. At once a roadmap for taking charge of our own health destiny and a bold new vision for the future of humankind, Lifespan will forever change the way we think about why we age and what we can do about it.

    @davidasinclair I've read your very good book. But an informational theory, even if correct, doesn't explain why, but how. Some organisms don't age, and there's huge interspecies variation in lifespan. Organisms appear to age at the rate Nature wants them to.

  • The Carnivore Code

    Paul Saladino MD

    The Carnivore Code. A great book by @CarnivoreMD Conclusively shows that meat is the healthiest thing you can eat, that plants are not just overrated but in many cases harmful, and explains the origin of modern chronic disease. https://t.co/imSIZSfknb