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12 Books to
Clean Mind,
Body, and Spirit

If your bookshelf—or body, or brain—grew a little dusty at the end of 2018, this stack of books is the sweep-up. Detox beginners, foodies, home chefs, soul seekers, and self-help devotees: Crack these open. Inside you will find your personal reset button.

  • 1

  • goop
              Clean Plate goop The Clean Plate goop, $35
  • IT’S ALL CLEAN

    Every recipe in GP’s new cookbook is super clean and super healthy, but that’s not what you’re thinking about when you’re eating the food because it just tastes really good. There are one-hundred-plus recipes and six weeklong eating plans mapped out with functional doctors and nutrition experts who cover topics like metabolism, heavy metals, adrenals, candida, heart health, and Ayurveda. If you’re just scanning the book quickly for recipes, look for the icons: packable (i.e., work lunch), quick (on the table in thirty minutes or less), and vegan (we’d wager that there’s something here for carnivores, too).

  • 2

  • THE FOOD THERAPIST goop THOUGHT FOR FOOD goop, $27
  • FOOD RX

    In her first book, our resident nutritionist, Shira Lenchewski, MS, RD, decodes the patterns that shape our often-complicated relationship with food. Similar to a one-on-one session, Lenchewski’s easy-to-follow (and judgment-free) road map includes daily actionable tools to plan ahead, make our desired food choices, tune in to satisfaction, and quit the guilt. We come back to this book any time we feel off track and just need to hear Lenchewski’s voice in our heads—and then again and again and always, for her recipes and meal plans.

  • 3

  • KETOTARIAN Penguin Random House KETOTARIAN goop, $20
  • PLANT-BASED

    One thing we love about functional medicine practitioner Will Cole: He devotes significantly more space in his book to all the things you could eat on his plan than to the things you shouldn’t. The gist of Ketotarian is to eat a variety of vegetables and lean on healthy fats instead of carbs for energy. It’s a strategy Cole has found works well for most of his patients. It’s also a lot less restrictive than the standard ketogenic approach.

  • 4

  • Whole Detox Harper Collins WHOLE DETOX goop, $16.99
  • BREAK THROUGH

    Seattle-based functional nutritionist Deanna Minich merges nutrition, modern science, ancient spiritual healing practices, and clinical experiences into a twenty-one-day road map to address the toxic elements in your life. She gets into diet, energy, relationships, and self-limiting thoughts. And she connects it all to seven systems of health, based on the seven chakras (i.e., root, heart, throat, crown).

  • 5

  • CLARITY CLEANSE goop Press THE CLARITY CLEANSE goop, $27
  • HEAL IT

    Habib Sadeghi, DO, a cofounder of the integrative health center Be Hive of Healing, reminds us how important it is to take care of our emotional shit—for the sake of our spiritual and physical health. This is his twelve-step guide to pushing baggage off a ledge and setting your body up to heal itself.

  • 6

  • GOOP CLEAN BEAUTY goop Press GOOP CLEAN BEAUTY goop, $30
  • BEAUTY IN A BOOK

    Our detox hacks, office-obsession workouts, never-tire-of-them recipes. Clear-skin routines, habits that make the aging process nearly imperceptible, hair and makeup how-tos modeled by goop staffers. Advice from trusted experts in health, wellness, fitness, food, and beauty. It’s all here.

  • 7

  • THE HORMONE RESET DIET Harper Collins THE HORMONE RESET DIET goop, $18
  • HORMONE HELPER

    Every book by Harvard- and MIT-educated physician Sara Gottfried has something potentially life-changing in it. This one is her program for reversing hormone imbalance and weight-loss resistance: a three-week energy program that takes you through the art of balancing hormones and stabilizing your metabolism.

  • 8

  • CLEAN: THE REVOLUTIONARY PROGRAM TO RESTORE THE BODY'S NATURAL ABILITY TO HEAL Harper Collins CLEAN goop, $16.99
  • STARTER DETOX

    A bunch of us at goop HQ are doing the twenty-one-day Clean program right now: We’re about two weeks into our no-gluten, no-dairy, no-coffee, no-alcohol ride. And this is our companion—Dr. Junger’s first bestseller on his OG elimination diet. If you’re cleanse-curious,
    start here.

  • 9

  • THE 4-HOUR BODY Penguin Random House THE 4-HOUR BODY goop, $27
  • SUPERHUMAN

    Maybe you’re curious about the fifteen-minute orgasm. Maybe you want to find out if you really can increase fat loss with a few bags of ice. Or understand how entrepreneur Tim Ferriss gained thirty-four pounds of muscle in twenty-eight days when he spent only four hours (total) at the gym (no steroids). But if you’ve ever wanted to be a little superhuman: Read this.

  • 10

  • THE PLANT PARADOX: QUICK AND EASY Harper Collins THE PLANT PARADOX: QUICK AND EASY goop, $27.99
  • GO LECTIN-FREE

    If you loved Dr. Steven Gundry’s bestselling book The Plant Paradox, if you swear by pressure-cooked beans, if you know what a lectin is, then you need Quick and Easy. It’s Gundry’s follow-up guide, a challenge to go thirty days without lectins. Recipes, meal-prep lists, and time-saving strategies included. If you’ve never heard of a lectin: It’s a protein found in some plants that Gundry has found to be problematic for his patients. See The Plant Paradox for more.

  • 11

  • THE TOOLS: 5 TOOLS TO HELP YOU FIND COURAGE Penguin Random House THE TOOLS goop, $17
  • GET UNSTUCK

    It’s not that psychotherapists Phil Stutz and Barry Michels are uninterested in your past. But they’d say that just understanding why you are the way you are isn’t going to change anything for you today. Which is why they came up with their tools—forward-moving mantras and practical steps you can follow whenever you want to make a change. We’ve used the tools to let go of grudges, speak straight, quiet negative thoughts, and find a little extra willpower we didn’t think was there.

  • 12

  • SICKER, FATTER, POORER Houghton Mifflin SICKER, FATTER, POORER goop, $22
  • WHAT’S LURKING

    Pediatrician and researcher Leonardo Trasande is an associate professor (pediatrics, environmental medicine, population health) and the vice chair for research in the Department of Pediatrics at NYU School of Medicine. His research focuses on the ways chemicals impact our hormones. The studies and emerging evidence he’s culled on the rise of neurodevelopmental, metabolic, reproductive, and immunological diseases are staggering. This is his playbook for avoiding endocrine disruptors and toxic chemicals—in the bedroom, the office, the air, everywhere.

  • 1

  • IT’S ALL CLEAN

    Every recipe in GP’s new cookbook is super clean and super healthy, but that’s not what you’re thinking about when you’re eating the food because it just tastes really good. There are one-hundred-plus recipes and six weeklong eating plans mapped out with functional doctors and nutrition experts who cover topics like metabolism, heavy metals, adrenals, candida, heart health, and Ayurveda. If you’re just scanning the book quickly for recipes, look for the icons: packable (i.e., work lunch), quick (on the table in thirty minutes or less), and vegan (we wager that there’s something here for carnivores, too).

  • goop
              Clean Plate goop The Clean Plate goop, $35
  • 2

  • FOOD RX

    In her first book, our resident nutritionist, Shira Lenchewski, MS, RD, decodes the patterns that shape our often-complicated relationship with food. Similar to a one-on-one session, Lenchewski’s easy-to-follow (and judgment-free) road map includes daily actionable tools to plan ahead, make our desired food choices, tune in to satisfaction, and quit the guilt. We come back to this book any time we feel off track and just need to hear Lenchewski’s voice in our heads—and then again and again and always, for her recipes and meal plans.

  • THE FOOD THERAPIST goop THOUGHT FOR FOOD goop, $27
  • 3

  • PLANT-BASED

    One thing we love about functional medicine practitioner Will Cole: He devotes significantly more space in his book to all the things you could eat on his plan than to the things you shouldn’t. The gist of Ketotarian is to eat a variety of vegetables and lean on healthy fats instead of carbs for energy. It’s a strategy Cole has found works well for most of his patients. It’s also a lot less restrictive than the standard ketogenic approach.

  • KETOTARIAN Penguin Random House KETOTARIAN goop, $20
  • 4

  • BREAK THROUGH

    Seattle-based functional nutritionist Deanna Minich merges nutrition, modern science, ancient spiritual healing practices, and clinical experiences into a twenty-one-day road map to address the toxic elements in your life. She gets into diet, energy, relationships, and self-limiting thoughts. And she connects it all to seven systems of health, based on the seven chakras (i.e., root, heart, throat, crown).

  • Whole Detox Harper Collins WHOLE DETOX goop, $16.99
  • 5

  • HEAL IT

    Habib Sadeghi, DO, cofounder of the integrative health center Be Hive of Healing, reminds us how important it is to take care of our emotional shit—for the sake of our spiritual and physical health. This is his twelve-step guide to pushing baggage off a ledge and setting your body up to heal itself.

  • CLARITY CLEANSE goop Press THE CLARITY CLEANSE goop, $27
  • 6

  • BEAUTY IN A BOOK

    Our detox hacks, office-obsession workouts, never-tire-of-them recipes. Clear-skin routines, habits that make the aging process nearly imperceptible, hair and makeup how-tos modeled by goop staffers. Advice from trusted experts in health, wellness, fitness, food, and beauty. It’s all here.

  • GOOP CLEAN BEAUTY goop Press GOOP CLEAN BEAUTY goop, $30
  • 7

  • HORMONE HELPER

    Every book by Harvard- and MIT-educated physician Sara Gottfried has something potentially life-changing in it. This one is her program for reversing hormone imbalance and weight-loss resistance: a three-week energy program that takes you through the art of balancing hormones and stabilizing your metabolism.

  • THE HORMONE RESET DIET Harper Collins THE HORMONE RESET DIET goop, $18
  • 8

  • STARTER DETOX

    A bunch of us at goop HQ are doing the twenty-one-day Clean program right now: We’re about two weeks into our no-gluten, no-dairy, no-coffee, no-alcohol ride. And this is our companion—Dr. Junger’s first bestseller on his OG elimination diet. If you’re cleanse-curious,
    start here.

  • CLEAN: THE REVOLUTIONARY PROGRAM TO RESTORE THE BODY'S NATURAL ABILITY TO HEAL Harper Collins CLEAN goop, $16.99
  • 9

  • SUPERHUMAN

    Maybe you’re curious about the fifteen-minute orgasm. Maybe you want to find out if you really can increase fat loss with a few bags of ice. Or understand how entrepreneur Tim Ferriss gained thirty-four pounds of muscle in twenty-eight days when he spent only four hours (total) at the gym (no steroids). But if you’ve ever wanted to be a little superhuman: Read this.

  • THE 4-HOUR BODY Penguin Random House THE 4-HOUR BODY goop, $27
  • 10

  • GO LECTIN-FREE

    If you loved Dr. Steven Gundry’s bestselling book The Plant Paradox, if you swear by pressure-cooked beans, if you know what a lectin is, then you need Quick and Easy. It’s Gundry’s follow-up guide, a challenge to go thirty days without lectins. Recipes, meal-prep lists, and time-saving strategies included. If you’ve never heard of a lectin: It’s a protein found in some plants that Gundry has found to be problematic for his patients. See The Plant Paradox for more.

  • THE PLANT PARADOX: QUICK AND EASY Harper Collins THE PLANT PARADOX: QUICK AND EASY goop, $27.99
  • 11

  • GET UNSTUCK

    It’s not that psychotherapists Phil Stutz and Barry Michels are uninterested in your past. But they’d say that just understanding why you are the way you are isn’t going to change anything for you today. Which is why they came up with their tools—forward-moving mantras and practical steps you can follow whenever you want to make a change. We’ve used the tools to let go of grudges, speak straight, quiet negative thoughts, and find a little extra willpower we didn’t think was there.

  • THE TOOLS: 5 TOOLS TO HELP YOU FIND COURAGE Penguin Random House THE TOOLS goop, $17
  • 12

  • WHAT’S LURKING

    Pediatrician and researcher Leonardo Trasande is an associate professor (pediatrics, environmental medicine, population health) and the vice chair for research in the Department of Pediatrics at NYU School of Medicine. His research focuses on the ways chemicals impact our hormones. The studies and emerging evidence he’s culled on the rise of neurodevelopmental, metabolic, reproductive, and immunological diseases are staggering. This is his playbook for avoiding endocrine disruptors and toxic chemicals—in the bedroom, the office, the air, everywhere.

  • SICKER, FATTER, POORER Houghton Mifflin SICKER, FATTER, POORER goop, $22
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