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Reading for Health, Longevity and Wellbeing. Bedside Books of Health Professionals. Singapore, April 2024.

Updated: 5 days ago

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April 2024

We thought to ask a handful of key professionals in Singapore's health space to share their current reading, as well as recommendations from the past. I thank everyone who has shared their selections with us.

Some of the books currently being read are newly released, others not. In six months time perhaps they will be remembered, perhaps not. Other books in the list are those that have remained in the readers' headspace, influencing them over time. Longevity on the bookshelf.

Scroll down and discover. Click on the image and you will be directed to the relevant page. Make your own suggestions at bottom of page and perhaps we can enjoy and share them in the future!

Stay Healthy,



Dr. Tsin Uin Foong, Co-Founder & Chief Medical Officer at Osler Health International is currently reading...

Louise Newson Definitive Guide Singapore
The Definitive Guide to the Perimenopause and Menopause
Dr. Louise Newson

And her recommended book is...

Peter Attia Outlive Singapore
Outlive: The Science and Art of Longevity 
Peter Attia MD, Bill Gifford  

Clinical Asst Professor Koh Choong Hou, Consultant at the National Heart Centre Singapore, and the Director of SAF Cardiac Fitness Centre, has 2 books open...

Atomic Habits Clear Singapore
Atomic Habits:
An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones
James Clear

Attending Epstein Singapore
Attending: Medicine, Mindfulness, and Humanity
Ronald Epstein M.D.

Now being read by Dr Sundus Hussain-Morgan at the International Medical Centre

Fiber Fueled Bulsiewicz Singapore
Fiber Fueled:
The Plant-Based Gut Health Program for Losing Weight, Restoring Your Health, and Optimizing Your Microbiome

Sundus loves to ferment, as do we (learn more here). Her book recommendation is...

Sandor Katz Fermentation Singapore
The Art of Fermentation
Sandor Ellix Katz, Foreword by Michael Pollan

Enjoy our review of his other book Wild Fermentation.


Dr. Ryan Ware's bedside table, Chief Medical Officer at MITO Health has this open...

Philippa Perry Singapore book
The Book You Wish Your Parents Had Read
(And Your Children Will Be Glad That You Did)
Philippa Berry

Ryan also recommends...

Comfort Crisis Michael Easter Singapore
The Comfort Crisis:
Embrace Discomfort To Reclaim Your Wild, Happy, Healthy Self
Michael Easter

FYI, a great way to get fit and to find discomfort: running HIIT intervals and rucking.


Susan Tan, founder at ECI, and President at Singapore Society of Behavioural Health is reading...

Sacred Rest Dalton Smith Singapore
Sacred Rest: Recover Your Life, Renew Your Energy, Restore Your Sanity

Saundra Dalton-Smith


This month my bedside book has been...

Greger Age Singapore book
How Not to Age: The Scientific Approach to Getting Healthier as You Get Older

If longevity is on your mind, enjoy our longevity book collection.

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Related Resources

What is health literacy? CDC website

Magnus JR, Peresetsky AA. A Statistical Explanation of the Dunning-Kruger Effect. Front Psychol. 2022 Mar 25;13:840180. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2022.840180. PMID: 35401341; PMCID: PMC8992690.

Huang LY, Lin YP, Glass GF Jr, Chan EY. Health literacy and patient activation among adults with chronic diseases in Singapore: A cross-sectional study. Nurs Open. 2021 Sep;8(5):2857-2865. doi: 10.1002/nop2.873. Epub 2021 May 4. PMID: 33942559; PMCID: PMC8363362.

Liu C, Wang D, Liu C, Jiang J, Wang X, Chen H, Ju X, Zhang X. What is the meaning of health literacy? A systematic review and qualitative synthesis. Fam Med Community Health. 2020 May;8(2):e000351. doi: 10.1136/fmch-2020-000351. PMID: 32414834; PMCID: PMC7239702.


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