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.


Intermittent Fasting Transformation


The Soil and Health


The Lyme Solution


The Body Keeps the Score


Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers


The Polyvagal Theory


The Blue Zones


Altered Traits


The Nature Fix

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Nutrition and Physical Degeneration

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The End of Alzheimer’s


Missing Microbes

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The Brain That Changes Itself

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Silent Spring

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The Toxin Solution

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The Gut Balance Revolution

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The Plant Paradox

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The Brain’s Way of Healing

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Real Food

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The Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate Living

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A Mind of Your Own

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Why Can’t I get Better?

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The Autoimmune Solution

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The Immune System Recovery Plan