While I received a formal education in nutrition, much of what I now use in my practice and for my own health came from reading various books. These are the top 5 that really shaped my thoughts about health and nutrition.
Why We Get Fat, Gary Taubes
This book has so much information in it that I've read it over and over again, making copious notes. Taubes takes us through the scientific reasons we get fat along with revealing the bad nutritional science we've been following and why.
Omnivore's Dilemma, Michael Pollan
This book forever changed how I thought about our food system.
Eat the Yolks, Liz Wolfe
Straight forward (and funny!) information all about Real Food and why it's the way to go.
Dr. Perlmutter delves deep into why wheat is causing us so many health problems.
Taking Charge of Your Fertility, Toni Wescheler
This book isn't about nutrition per say, but I highly recommend reading it and learning more about how your body works, your reproductive health and fertility. This book is helpful whether you want children or not. I wish I had read this years and years ago!
Other great books to check out:
The Primal Blueprint, Mark Sisson
Practical Paleo, Diane Sanfilippo
Dangerous Grains, Braly and Hoggan
Eat Fat, Lose Fat, Enid and Fallon
Deep Nutrition, Shanahan