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

Updated: Jun 27

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June 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. And, this month, we have a contribution from the UK. 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. Health and longevity on the bookshelf.

Scroll down and discover. Click on the image and you will be directed to a relevant online retailer page or our own review. What books have you enjoyed reading? Make your suggestion at the bottom of page and perhaps we can enjoy and share them in the future.

Stay Healthy,



Dr Kalpana Bhaskaran, President of the The Singapore Nutrition and Dietetics Association and Diabetes Singapore, has this open on her bedside table...

Longo Longevity Diet Singapore

The Longevity Diet:

Slow Aging, Fight Disease, Optimize Weight

If longevity is your interest, enjoy our longevity library.

And an all time favourite of Kalpana's is...

Ration Ruhlman Singapore

Ratio: The Simple Codes Behind the Craft of Everyday Cooking

Michael Ruhlman

Regarding Ratio, Kalpana shares the following"When you know a culinary ratio, it’s not like knowing a single recipe, it’s instantly knowing a thousand. This book is written in a simple way and you will know that simple ratios rule your kitchen!"


Nurliyana Daros, lecturer at Nanyang Technological University and Executive Committee Member - Society of Behavioural Health Singapore, is currently reading...

 The Health Gap Marmot Singapore

The Health Gap: The Challenge of an Unequal World

Michael Marmot

And her second selection and recommendation...

The Myth of Normal Gabor Mate Singapore

The Myth of Normal;

Trauma Illness & Healing in a Toxic Culture

Gabor Mate MD with Daniel Mate


Izabella Natrins, CEO UK & International Health Coaching Association, has this open on her nightstand...

Empowerment in Health and Wellness Parsons

Empowerment in Health and Wellness

Andrew A Parsons, Sue Jackson, Jackie Arnold

And Izabella's recommended book is...

You are the Placebo Dispenza Singapore

You Are the Placebo: Making Your Mind Matter

Dr. Joe Dispenza

Izabella, thanks for sharing with us and appreciate your support for growing the discipline of health coaching internationally, especially between Singapore and the UK.


Felicia Toh, founder at Elevate Wellness, is now reading...

Chopra Singapore Quantum Healing

Quantum Healing (Revised and Updated):

Exploring the Frontiers of Mind/Body Medicine

Deepak Chopra MD

And her book recommendation is...

Kabat Zinn Singapore Catastrophe

Full Catastrophe Living (Revised Edition):

Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain, and Illness

Jon Kabat-Zinn


Enjoy our guests' selections from May 2024 or our complete library of book reviews and reading lists.

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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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