Brain Maker – and other book suggestions

I drove to Maryland last weekend from New Hampshire and back and I listened to a terrific book on the heath of your microbiome. So, naturally I have spent the week trying to convince all my friends and family to read it. The book is called Brain Maker by David Perlmutter (affiliate)
I listened to it on audible but have since bought a hard copy to lend to family members. If you are interested in getting an audible account,  they are offering two free audio books to new members via affiliates Try Audible and Get Two Free Audiobooks (affiliate). 

The book makes an excellent case for maintaining a healthy microbial balance, and microbiome to positively affect your brain function and health. Who doesn’t want their mind to work better and to be in better overall health?

I’ve spent a lot of time trying to improve my health and to lose weight – it took me three years to get to where I am now, and it has been a very long process. Maybe sometime in the future I will write at length about my journey to better health and fitness.

A few other books that have helped me get to where I am (60lbs lighter) that I would suggest to anyone looking to improve their health are:

The 4-Hour Body: An Uncommon Guide to Rapid Fat-Loss, Incredible Sex, and Becoming Superhuman (affiliate). 


Power Speed ENDURANCE: A Skill-Based Approach to Endurance Training (affiliate).


Unbreakable Runner: Unleash the Power of Strength & Conditioning for a Lifetime of Running Strong (affiliate).


The Big Book of Endurance Training and Racing (affiliate).


French Women Don’t Get Fat (affiliate).


I hope that these books help you as they have me, but take everything with a grain of salt. There are many disagreements between the different philosophies and approaches to health and fitness between all of these books; just like those in the various medical journals. The only agreement I’ve found is just trying to eat more veggies – though there is still debate as to if they should be raw or cooked.

An app I use for my diet tracking called twogrand – I am not affiliated with it. It’s a kind of social platform that allows you to take and share pictures of your food throughout the day. I am on it with some of my friends and family. I’ve found it a good way to support each other and to be able to look back on what you’ve eaten over long periods, tracking your trends to make better choices. My name on there is jepburton. So I’m easy to find if you care to see what I eat every day.

wishing you all the best.


Article by Jaquie

Co-Founder of Coeval, Inc. a graduate of the United States Merchant Marine Academy with a degree in Maritime Operations and Technology. An eMBA Candidate at and a USCG Approved Instructor for various topics. She has worked primarily on Liquefied Natural Gas Vessels completing, conventional loads and discharges, Ship to Ship transfers, commissionings, and Regasification through APL Systems and HP Manifolds. She has also worked aboard, Pure-Car Carriers, Product Tankers, General Cargo, and Bulk Grain Vessels. She currently holds an Unlimited Master Mariners Licence issued by the United States Coast Guard. With the following endorsements: Certified Person in Charge (PIC) for the transfer of Dangerous Liquids and Liquefied Gas, Certified Person in Charge of Medical Care aboard ship, Lifeboatman-Fast Rescue Boats, GMDSS, Vessel Security Officer, Crowd Control and Crisis Management, Qualified Member of the Engineering Department and Jr. Engineer.