this is a short list but it's expanding!
essential reading: "Why We Eat (Too Much)" by Andrew Jenkinson
this wonderful book was written by a bariatric surgeon who (radically) listened to his patients. It's about why "diets" always fail, and how to actually succeed in moving your metabolism into a healthy place. It's a great read, and frankly, this book probably saved my life
essential reading: Outlive by Peter Attia
a book about living a longer, healthier, happier life. It's a beautiful piece of work, wise, and positive. It's full of practical suggestions, but I love it for its humane assessment of our potential, and our vulnerabilities.
among the startling possibilities coming to light at the moment is the theory that the epidemic of metabolic syndrome, heart disease and dementia that kills most of us eventually, is actually an epidemic of Omega3 fatty acid deprivation due to excessive Omega6 consumption
caused by flooding our diet with omega6 which out competes for the same metabolic pathways. This idea is covered well in the books listed, here is an article from the BMJ about it
plus ca change, plus c'est la meme chose