Recommended Reading

The Best Functional Medicine Books

The following is a listing of the best books on functional medicine that will be useful to help anyone start to untangle the web of their current state of health. They will also be helpful for the curious reader who hears conflicting health information and desires a readable and reliable source of information.

Today there is a litany of resources and books that many times are not helpful and often misleading. Here at Richmond Integrative & Functional Medicine, I’ve spent the last several years reading available popular books and have listed those I think will be the most helpful and are the most accurate on functional medicine and functional nutrition. I have found many patients to be misinformed and I have put this list together as a starting point for discovery.

Though I personally do not agree with every point in the resources below, those listed are from professionals who have worked through the medical literature and formulated accurate readings on their thoughts and research. My hope is that this listing of functional medicine books will be a launching point for your personal and intellectual journey.

Click each book to see what Dr. Aaron Hartman has to say about it.

folks-this-aint-normal-joel-salatin

Folks, This Ain’t Normal

food-fix-mark-hyman

Food Fix

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Fiber Fueled

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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

think-for-yourself-vikram-mansharamani

Think for Yourself

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Breath

metabolic-approach-to-cancer-winters-kelley

The Metabolic Approach to Cancer

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The Second Brain

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Healthy Buildings

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The Great Influenza

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The Price We Pay

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Cured

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Whole Brain Living

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POTS

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Better

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The Inflamed Mind

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Range

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An Epidemic of Absence

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Intermittent Fasting Transformation

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The Soil and Health

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The Lyme Solution

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The Body Keeps the Score

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Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers

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The Polyvagal Theory