My List of Must Read Books For Optimal Health & Wellness

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So you want to get healthy and are wondering where to start?  The best way to get healthy is to educate yourself via good books and documentaries.  Below I will share some of the many books that adorn my bookshelves at home and books that I have read throughout the years.
I know it is an exhaustive list but I believe that knowledge, the right kind is priceless and powerful!

Books on Herbal Medicine

Herbal Antibiotics Antibiotic-resistant infections are alarmingly on the rise, and many people are looking for sound information on herbal alternatives to standard antibiotics. In this indispensable reference, herbal expert Stephen Harrod Buhner explains the roots of antibiotic resistance, explores the value of herbal treatments, and provides in-depth profiles of 30 valuable herbs, noting for each one its antibiotic properties, methods for collection and preparation, dosages, potential side effects, contraindications, and alternatives. As we prepare for the end of antibiotics, this comprehensive guide is a must-have in every family’s medicine cabinet.

Herbal Antivirals Take control of your health! Emerging viruses are becoming more virile and aggressive, and traditional medications are becoming less effective against them. In this companion to the best-selling Herbal Antibiotics, Stephen Harrod Buhner offers in-depth instructions on how to prepare and use herbal formulations to strengthen the immune system and treat viral infections such as SARS, influenza, and encephalitis.

The Herbal Medicine-Maker’s Handbook: A Home Manual THE HERBAL MEDICINE-MAKER’¬?S HANDBOOK is an entertaining compilation of natural home remedies written by one of the great herbalists, James Green, author of the best-selling  THE MALE HERBAL. Writing in a delightfully personal and down-home style, Green emphasizes the point that herbal medicine-making is fundamental to every culture on the planet and is accessible to everyone. So, first head into the garden and learn to harvest your own herbs, and then head into your kitchen and whip up a batch of raspberry cough syrup, or perhaps a soothing elixir to erase the daily stresses of modern life.

Encyclopedia of Herbal Medicine: The Definitive Home Reference Guide to 550 Key Herbs Fully updated and authoritative, this revised edition of DK’s Encyclopedia of Herbal Medicine makes this classic, completely illustrated reference guide even bigger and better than the original. Featuring more than 550 medicinal plants and the most current scientific research, this volume provides a comprehensive guide to healing with the world’s oldest form of medicine.  A unique photographic index profiles over 550 plants, with detailed information on habitat and cultivation, parts used, active constituents, therapeutic properties, and traditional and current uses. A special section profiles 100 of the most common plants, featuring herbal preparations and recommendations for self-treatment. Guidelines on growing, harvesting, and storing medicinal plants also demonstrate making remedies for home use.

Herbal Medicine: Trends and Traditions For the both the enthusiast and the professional Herbal Medicine: Trends and Traditions is a comprehensive sourcebook detailing the essentials of contemporary herbal medicine. Over 100 of the most popular herbal medicines are covered in depth. Medicinal use, indication, chemistry, dosage, caution, botanical description, and collection method are broadly discussed for each plant. An extensive section is dedicated to preparation technique: tinctures, fluidextracts, ointments, salves, syrups, and many other preparations are thoroughly covered. Included are over 50 color plates designed to assist the reader in plant identification. Appendices include a therapeutic index, percolation/fluidextract worksheets, weights and measures listing, and an extensive repository with preparation and dosage listings for over 400 additional herbal medicines.

Medical Herbalism: The Science Principles and Practices Of Herbal Medicine Medical Herbalism contains comprehensive information concerning the identification and use of medicinal plants by chemical structure and physiological effect, the art and science of making herbal medicine, the limitations and potential of viewing herbs chemically, and the challenge to current research paradigms posed by complex plant medicines. It also includes information on toxicology and contraindications, the issues involved in determining dosage and formulation types for an individual, guides to the different measurement systems and conversion tables, and the pros and cons of both industrial and traditional techniques.

Herbal Drugstore The Herbal Drugstore is the only place where you can compare mainstream drug treatments and their herbal alternatives for close to 100 common health problems. You’ll find herbs that have the same healing powers as many prescription and over-the-counter medications– only they’re cheaper and gentler, with few or no side effects.

Practical Herbalism Practical Herbalism is destined to become a favorite reference for experienced herbalists and natural health newcomers alike.  Drawing on nearly two decades of personal experience, observation, and research, Dr. Fritchey provides a refreshing and enlightening historical perspective, and a bounty of reassuring, down-to-earth methods for using commonly found or easily grown medicinal herbs.
Practical Herbalism will take you on a journey from its “ancient roots” to modern science beginning with the evolution of Herbal Medicine in the West.  Learn how the healing salvation of God-given herbs was dragged from common knowledge to “quackery,” and how the revival of interest in natural health might have saved thousands of years of herbal wisdom from eradication.  Learn simplified processes for gathering, preserving, and making good medicine from everyday plants—techniques once familiar to every self-sufficient household.  Learn why and what an herb does is more important than what it is.  Then follow along as Dr. Fritchey takes you on an in-depth exploration of 46 very common “Ordinary Plants with Extraordinary Powers.”  Learn when and how you can use the herbs that can be readily found in your own neighborhood or easily grown in your own garden just as herbalists and wise-women have done for centuries.  Compare notes with the ancients, and find validation in current scientific studies.  Most of all, find comfort and reassurance in the healing gifts of a Loving Creator which have been placed all around us in anticipation of our every need.

Green Smoothies and Juicing

Green Smoothie Revolution: The Radical Leap Towards Natural Health Thanks to processed and fast foods, being overworked, and feeling stressed while eating on the fly, it is increasingly difficult for most of us to eat anywhere near a balanced diet. We may not be obviously sick, but may suffer from lack of focus, insomnia, sluggishness, or any host of symptoms caused by nutritional deficiency. Green Smoothie Revolution takes aim at this silent epidemic by restoring balance to our diets.
Combining nutrition and know-how with recipes that pack a powerhouse punch, Victoria Boutenko reintroduces long neglected fruits, vegetables, and greens in the most persuasive style for our busy lives: with fast prep and delicious results. Featuring 200 recipes, Green Smoothie Revolution offers both simplicity (4 ripe pears, 1 bunch parsley, 2 cups water; blend well) and enough variety to keep taste buds happy and nutrients coming from a wealth of options.

Superfood Smoothies: 100 Delicious, Energizing & Nutrient-dense Recipes Everyone loves smoothies—and this is the ultimate smoothie book, written by Julie Morris, author of Superfood Kitchen and a superfood expert! Morris whips up 100 nutrient-rich recipes using the world’s most antioxidant-, vitamin- and mineral-packed foods, and offers innovative culinary methods for making your smoothies incredibly nutritious and delicious.
Whether you’re looking for an energy boost, seeking a gentle cleanse, or just trying to get healthy, you’ll be inspired to power up the blender!

The Big Book of Juices: More Than 400 Natural Blends for Health and Vitality Every Day With some 405 recipes for fruit and vegetable juices, smoothies, and quenchers, this newly updated and expanded edition of Natalie Savona’s essential kitchen guide to juicing now offers health-conscious readers even more. A clever indexing system sorts the juices by key ingredients, by nutrients, and by health benefits. Plus, a simple five-star system rates the effectiveness of the drinks in boosting energy and detoxifying the body, as well as potential benefits for the immune system, digestion, and even skin quality.

Natural Pregnancy & Childbirth

The Complete Organic Pregnancy While being pregnant is thrilling, the responsibility of a growing baby can provoke anxiety about what is and isn’t safe. In The Complete Organic Pregnancy, Deirdre Dolan and Alexandra Zissu address how you can minimize your exposure to the invisible toxins that surround us—in everything from food, cleaning products, and cosmetics to furniture, rugs, air, and water. Step by step, they tell you where dangerous chemicals are lurking, why it’s so important to avoid them when pregnant, and what you can do before, during, and after your pregnancy to protect your child.
In this exhaustively researched book, the authors (calmly) talk parents-to-be through everything from the safest laundry detergent to which crib mattresses contain toxic flame retardants. You’ll find out how to choose the right face cream, plastic water bottles, household cleaners, types of fish, and much more—all with an eye toward keeping you and your baby safe and healthy.

Raising Baby Green: The Earth-Friendly Guide to Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Baby Care
In this illustrated and easy-to-use guide, noted pediatrician Dr. Alan Greene, a leading voice of the green baby movement, advises parents how to make healthy green choices for pregnancy, childbirth, and baby care—from feeding your baby the best food available to using medicines wisely. Consumer advocate Jeanette Pavini includes information for making smart choices and applying green principles to a whole new universe of products from zero-VOC paints for the nursery, to pure and gentle lotions for baby’s delicate skin, to the eco-friendly diapers now in the marketplace, as well as specific recommendations for hundreds of other products.

The natural pregnancy book: herbs, nutrition, and other holistic choices Reading The Natural Pregnancy Book is like having your own personal herbalist and midwife at your side. Expertly written by Aviva Jill Romm, who has been providing family-centered natural health care for almost twenty years, it guides women through treating the common ills and ailments of pregnancy simply with herbs and nutrition.
Aviva thoughtfully follows the woman’s journey from baby’s conception to birth, describing herbs that can promote and maintain a healthy pregnancy, along with those you should avoid during your term. Her herbal remedies cover such familiar concerns as anxiety, fatigue, morning sickness, and stretch marks. She also discusses the components of a healthy diet, with an emphasis on natural foods. With its detailed information and comforting voice, The Natural Pregnancy Book is a complete primer for the woman who envisions a safe pregnancy as nature intended it.

Books on Natural Parenting & Holistic Remedies

Naturally Healthy Babies and Children Committed to finding natural ways to care for their children, many parents seek techniques that do not require the invasive procedures and medications often associated with Western medicine. In NATURALLY HEALTHY BABIES AND CHILDREN, midwife and herbalist Aviva Romm offers a comprehensive handbook that addresses the common health issues of children, from newborns to preadolescents. Aviva’¬?s whole-child approach integrates herbal remedies, nutrition, hygiene, and alternative health techniques with supportive, informed parenting. From anemia to whooping cough, each entry includes herbal, dietary, and general recommendations, including tips on when to pursue professional medical care. NATURALLY HEALTHY BABIES AND CHILDREN is indispensable reading for families seeking safe, effective ways to practice healing techniques at home.

The Vaccine Book: Making the Right Decision for Your Child THE VACCINE BOOK offers parents a fair, impartial, fact-based resource from the most trusted name in pediatrics. Dr. Bob devotes each chapter in the book to a disease/vaccine pair and offers a comprehensive discussion of what the disease is, how common or rare it is, how serious or harmless it is, the ingredients of the vaccine, and any possible side effects from the vaccine. This completely revised edition offers
·  updated information on each vaccine and disease
·  more detail on vaccines’ side effects
·  expanded discussions of combination vaccines
·  a new section on adult vaccines
·  additional options for alternative vaccine schedules
·  a guide to Canadian vaccinations
THE VACCINE BOOK provides exactly the information parents want and need as they make their way through the vaccination maze.

Aromatherapy for the Healthy Child: More Than 300 Natural, Nontoxic, and Fragrant Essential Oil Blends
This reference shows how essential oils can help parents raise healthier, happier children. Chapters cover every age from newborn to teen with aromatherapy remedies for typical problems–from diaper rash to bedwetting to asthma. The book features information for pregnant mothers and physically challenged children and appendices with reference charts, safety data, and supplier information. This is a valuable book for every concerned parent.

Disease-Proof Your Child: Feeding Kids Right In his private practice, Joel Fuhrman, M.D. helps families transform their eating habits and recover their health. His nutrient-rich eating plan can have a significant impact on your child’s resistance to dangerous infections, and a dramatic effect on reducing the occurrence of illnesses like asthma, ear infections, and allergies.  Dr. Fuhrman explains how you can make sure your children are eating right to maintain a healthy mind and body, and how eating certain foods and avoiding others can positively impact your child’s IQ and success in school.
He also presents the fascinating science that demonstrates that the current epidemic of adult cancers and other diseases is closely linked to what we eat in the first quarter of life. Eating well in our early years may enable us to win the war on cancer. Bolstered by this scientific evidence, he helps you do everything you can to protect your child against developing diabetes, cardiovascular disease, autoimmune diseases, and cancer through a solid nutritional groundwork. Featuring easy-to-prepare, kid-friendly recipes that will satisfy even the pickiest eaters, your whole family will learn to establish life-long healthful eating habits. Harness the power of a nutrient-rich diet to ensure a lifetime free of illness and full of health!

Vaccine Epidemic: How Corporate Greed, Biased Science, and Coercive Government Threaten Our Human Rights, Our Health, and Our Children Public health officials state that vaccines are safe and effective, but the truth is far more complicated. Vaccination is a serious medical intervention that always carries the potential to injure and cause death as well as to prevent disease. Coercive vaccination policies deprive people of free and informed consent—the hallmark of ethical medicine. Americans are increasingly concerned about vaccine safety and the right to make individual, informed choices together with their healthcare practitioners. Vaccine Epidemic focuses on the searing debate surrounding individual and parental vaccination choice in the United States.
Habakus, Holland, and Rosenberg edit and introduce a diverse array of interrelated topics concerning the explosive vaccine controversy, including the ethics of vaccination mandates, corrupting conflicts of interest in the national vaccine program, and personal narratives of parents, children, and soldiers who have suffered vaccine injury.
Newly updated with additional chapters focusing on institutional scientific misconduct, mandates for healthcare workers, concerns about HPV vaccine development, and the story behind the Supreme Court’s recent vaccine decision, Vaccine Epidemic remains the essential handbook for the vaccination choice movement and required reading for all people contemplating vaccination for themselves and their children.

Natural Baby and Childcare: Practical Medical Advice and Holistic Wisdom for Raising Healthy Children
From feeding to healing, clothing to washing, raising children naturally can  be a daunting task–unless you know how. Natural Baby and Childcare shows you how  to complement conventional therapy with natural treatments such as homeopathic and  herbal medicine; how to bathe your child without using damaging chemicals; and how  to find healthy, organic food for your baby. As a physician and a mom, Dr. Lauren  Feder skillfully bridges the divide between medicine and motherhood, empowering parents  to personalize traditional child-rearing practices to their own child.
Natural Baby  and Childcare answers common questions such as:
* Do homeopathic medicines have any  side effects?
* What alternatives are there to wasteful or harmful baby products,  such as plastic diapers and chemical-laden diaper creams?
* Can vaccines cause autism  or Sudden Infant Death Syndrome?
In addition to shedding light on controversial  topics such as antibiotic overuse and vaccination, Dr. Feder offers a complete A  to Z guide to treating common childhood conditions naturally and a handy directory  of easy-to-use natural medicines and home remedies. With information for children  from birth to adolescence, Natural Baby and Childcare is a comprehensive, intelligent,  practical, and reassuring guide to raising healthy and happy children.

Gentle Healing for Baby and Child: A Parent’s Guide to Child-Friendly Herbs and Other Natural Remedies
When your children are sick or injured, you want them to feel better — fast. Although in some cases there is no substitute for traditional medical care, prescription drugs are not always the best answer. Countless parents are discovering that natural, health-promoting substances can often be both safer and more effective. Now, a master herbalist with more than twenty-five years of experience who is also a mother of two shares her natural approach to wellness. Inside you’ll find easy holistic therapies for common childhood injuries and ailments, and learn:

how a banana can remove a splinter
which herbs help reduce fever
how an onion helps both bruises and earaches
why garlic is nature’s antibiotic
how a spritz of rosemary hair juice prevents lice
why peppermint tea relieves both headaches and stomachaches
how gargling with lemon juice and table salt can ease a sore throat
why ginger root can ease motion sickness
and many other intelligent uses of foods and therapeutic plants — nature’s own medicine — to alleviate discomforts.

Healthy Child Healthy World: Creating a Cleaner, Greener, Safer Home
Contains:
*  Advice on preparing a nontoxic nursery for a new baby
*  What every expectant mom needs to do to have a safer pregnancy
*  Clarifying which plastics and baby products to avoid and the healthier solutions
*  Tips to take to the grocery store, including the most and least pesticide-laden fruits and vegetables and the best healthy kid-approved snacks
*  Which beauty care / cosmetic products pose the biggest risk to health
*  The best recipes for healthy snacks, low-cost and safe homemade cleaners, and non-toxic art supplies
*  How to easily minimize allergens, dust, and lead
*  A greener garden, yard, and outdoor spaces
*  Tips to keep your pets healthy, and the unwanted pests out naturally
*  Renovation ideas, naturally fresher indoor air, and safer sleeping options,
*  An 27 page extensive shopper?s guide to most trusted and best products every home needs

Childhood Diseases & Prevention

Healing the New Childhood Epidemics: Autism, ADHD, Asthma, and Allergies: The Groundbreaking Program for the 4-A Disorders Autism is an epidemic: It has spiked 1,500 percent in the last twenty years. ADHD, asthma and allergies have also skyrocketed over the same time period. One of these conditions now strikes one in every three children in America. But there is hope. Leading medical innovator Kenneth Bock, M.D., has helped change the lives of more than a thousand children, and in this important book, with a comprehensive program that targets all four of the 4-A disorders, he offers help to children everywhere. This is the book that finally puts hope within reach.
Doctors have generally overlooked the connections among the 4-A disorders, despite their concurrent rise and the presence of many medical clues. For years the medical establishment has considered autism medically untreatable and utterly incurable, and has limited ADHD treatment mainly to symptom suppression. Dr. Bock and his colleagues, however, have discovered a solution – one that goes to the root of the problem. They have found that deadly modern toxins, nutritional deficiencies, metabolic imbalances, genetic vulnerabilities and assaults on the immune and gastrointestinal systems trigger most of the symptoms of the 4-A disorders, resulting in frequent misdiagnosis and untold misery.
Dr. Bock’s remarkable Healing Program, drawing on medical research and based on years of clinical success, offers a safe, sensible solution that is individualized to each child to help remedy these root causes. The biomedical approach to autism, ADHD, and the other 4-A epidemics, as innovated by Dr. Bock and some of America’s finest integrative physicians, is one of the most promising and exciting medical movements of our time.
In this eminently readable account, written by Dr. Bock in collaboration with critically acclaimed author Cameron Stauth, you will meet children and parents whose dramatic stories will inspire you to change the life of your own child. This program may be the help that you have been praying for.

Is This Your Child’s World?: How You Can Fix the Schools and Homes That Are Making Your Children Sick Find out whether your child’s unexplained illnesses, behavioral problems, or learning difficulties are actually being caused by a sensitivity to substances commonly found in schools.  Leading pediatric allergist Dr. Doris J. Rapp gives you fast, easy, inexpensive solutions in this practical and comprehensive guide to environmental illness.

Gut and Psychology Syndrome: Natural Treatment for Autism, Dyspraxia, A.D.D., Dyslexia, A.D.H.D., Depression, Schizophrenia New 2010 Edition with over 100 extra pages of information! Gut and Psychology Syndrome provides the information you need to heal a damaged digestive system. The perfect book for anyone suffering from Autism, Dyslexia, Depression, Dyspraxia, ADD, ADHD, Schizophrenia, and any other condition that has a link with gut dysbiosis.

Is This Your Child? These are the major symptoms of potentially unrecognized allergies. Does your child suffer from any of the following?  • Allergic Nose Rub • Eye Circles • Red Ears • Red Cheeks • Eye Wrinkles • Aggression • Lack of Alertness • Mottled Tongue •
In this breakthrough book, Dr. Doris Rapp offers a simple yet effective approach to handling “problem” children. Is This Your Child? shows parents how to identify the common foods, chemicals, or common allergic substances that could be the culprits that cause some children or adults to feel unwell or act inappropriately. If your child is always sick, hyperactive, a slow learner, or cranky, the first question you should ask is not “What drug should be prescribed?” or “What have I done wrong as a parent?” Instead, find out the cause.
Dr. Rapp gives sensible suggestions about how these reactions to foods and environmental factors can be recognized, prevented, and treated. With this information, many affected children should feel, act, behave, and learn better. If you can detect unsuspected environmental illness in your child–or yourself–you can change your lives so you’re more content, happy, and free of illness.

Our Toxic World: A Wake Up Call    This book was written to increase your awareness about the potentially tragic, harmful effects of the numerous chemicals to which we are all exposed on a daily basis.
This book will help you figure out when and where you were exposed and discuss the many different ways chemicals can affect you and your loved ones.

Books on Cancer & Alternative Treatments

A Cancer Therapy: Results of Fifty Cases and the Cure of Advanced Cancer by Max Gerson, Charlotte Gerson Dr. Gerson’s book is a must-read for anyone with cancer (particularly if you’ve been given a ‘hopeless’ prognosis). It proves once and for all that there IS and HAS BEEN a cure for cancer in America for many, many years.

The Gerson Therapy: The Proven Nutritional Program for Cancer and Other Illnesses Outstanding Resource! …If you need to buy a book on how to get well from degenerative disease, this is the first choice. … Disease as simple as arthritis, and as tough as cancer respond to this therapy. …The program is nutritional and detoxification with minimum supplements.

Healing the Gerson Way: Defeating Cancer and Other Chronic Diseases One of the best books for treating cancer and disease naturally… a complete guide to the theory and practice of the Gerson Therapy and … the most comprehensible book on Gerson Therapy to date.
Includes modified treatment schedule tables (for nonmalignant vs. severely weakened/chemo patients), answers to frequently asked questions, case histories of many recovered patients, backup citations from the medical literature as well as extensive recipe section incl. dips, appetizers, soups, salads, dressings, grilled vegetables, sorbet and desserts.

Outsmart Your Cancer: Alternative Non-Toxic Treatments That Work The author has interviewed many former cancer patients who “outsmarted” their cancer and fully recovered from diseases such as breast cancer, prostate cancer, lung, colon, brain, bone and kidney cancer, pancreatic, lymphatic and more cancers. While telling these real-life healing stories in a conversational style, Ms. Pierce’s book also discusses the scientific reasons for the successes of non-toxic alternative cancer treatments.

Foods to Fight Cancer: Essential foods to help prevent cancer Detailing the key foods that have been medically shown to be beneficial in both preventing and fighting cancer, this is the must-have resource for anyone looking to get healthy and stay that way.  AUTHOR BIO: Richard Béliveau, PhD, a leading authority in cancer research, holds the Chair in the Prevention and Treatment of Cancer at the Université du Quebec à Montréal, where he is a professor of biochemistry. Denis Gingras, PhD, in an oncology researcher at the Centre de cancérologie Charles-Bruneau.

Antioxidants Against Cancer  Detailed discussion of the importance of antioxidants both in fending off cancer (and other illness) and for tolerating better the conventional cancer treatment mainstays, toxic chemotherapy and radiation.
William L. Fischer has been involved in medicine, health care, and natural healing for over 30 years. After working with several of the largest pharmaceutical manufacturers in his native Germany, he moved to the United States and began publishing books on natural healing.   For him to obtain the most comprehensive information available, his research has taken him around the world to such diverse places as Iran, the Far East, Europe, and Egypt to study natural healing techniques.

Beating Cancer with Nutrition Beating Cancer with Nutrition. Sugar feeds Cancer: diet and supplements can starve tumors· Nutrition makes chemo and radiation more toxic to the tumor while protecting the patient. Nutrition changes underlying causes of cancer, improving outcome for cancer patients regardless of other therapies. Why Beating Cancer with Nutrition is unique: The book was developed after working with over 500 cancer patients and organizing 3 international symposiums on the subject. The information contained in BCN is both scientifically backed with references and clinically proven in the hospital with patients. This information helps cancer patients to improve quality and quantity of life. BCN had been translated into Japanese and Chinese and is being translated into Korean. BCN had become a home study continuing education course for registered nurses. BCN 2001 version will contain a 72-minute audio CD version in response to the requests from tired cancer patients who said they needed and audio version of the book to get started. BCN had sold 110,000 copies in 7 years in print, which is impressive for small publishers. Why Patrick Quillin is Unique: For the past 10 years, Dr. Patrick Quillin has served as the Director of Nutrition for Cancer Treatment Centers of America. He is an internationally respected expert in the area of nutrition and cancer. He has earned his bachelor’s, Master’s and doctorate degrees in nutrition and is a registered and licensed dietitian ( RD & LD) and Certified Nutrition Specialist (CNS) with the American College of Nutrition.

Optimal Health and Nutrition

The End of Diabetes: The Eat to Live Plan to Prevent and Reverse Diabetes
The New York Times bestselling author of Eat to Live and Super Immunity and one of the country’s leading experts on preventive medicine offers a scientifically proven, practical program to prevent and reverse diabetes—without drugs.
At last, a breakthrough program to combat the rising diabetes epidemic and help millions of diabetics, as well as those suffering with high blood pressure and heart disease. Dr. Joel Fuhrman, the research director of the nutritional research project of the National Health Association, shows you how to live a long, healthy, and happy life—disease free. He offers a complete health transformation, starting with a diet with a high nutrient-per-calorie ratio that can be adapted for individual needs.
Dr. Fuhrman makes clear that we don’t have to “control” diabetes. Patients can choose to follow better nutritional guidelines that will control it for them, even before they have lost excess weight. The end result is a medical breakthrough—a comprehensive reversal of the disease.

Eat For Health  Dr. Fuhrman’s scientifically proven system enables you to finally conquer your cravings and food addictions, while steering your taste buds toward healthier food choices. But be aware of the side effects….you may experience reversal of diseases such as heart disease, headaches, allergies, high blood pressure and diabetes, and you will feel better than ever before! This book includes Dr. Fuhrman’s ANDI food scoring system, with three phases of meal plans and 150 fantastic recipes. Start where you are comfortable and progress at your own pace or jump right into phase three to maximize weight loss and optimize the therapeutic effects for disease reversal.

Super Immunity: The Essential Nutrition Guide for Boosting Your Body’s Defenses to Live Longer, Stronger, and Disease Free  In Super Immunity, world-renowned health expert and New York Times bestselling author of Eat to Live Dr. Joel Fuhrman offers a nutritional guide to help you live longer, stronger, and disease free.
Dr. Fuhrman doesn’t believe the secret to staying healthy lies in medical care—rather, the solution is to change the way we eat. With more than 85 plant-based recipes, a two-week menu plan, and lists of super foods that boost immunity, Dr. Fuhrman’s proven strategies combine the latest data from clinical tests, nutritional research, and results from thousands of patients .
Fans of Alejandro Junger’s Clean, Mark Hyman’s Ultraprevention, and T. Colin Campbell’s The China Study will appreciate Dr. Fuhrman’s practical plan to prevent and reverse disease—no shots, drugs or sick days required.

The Maker’s Diet Jordan S. Rubin is the founder of Garden of Life, a health and wellness company that empowers people to attain extraordinary health. He has earned degrees in naturopathic medicine, nutrition, and natural therapies. Rubin has written three books and has appeared on more than 300 TV and radio programs worldwide. He has also written numerous articles for top nutritional and medical journals. Read about his amazing journey from facing death to renewed health.

Eating for Life: Your Guide to Great Health, Fat Loss and Increased Energy Did you truly enjoy the food you ate today? Do you really like the way you look and feel? Are you consistently enjoying great health and high energy?
Bill Phillips, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Body-for-LIFE, believes your answer to all of the above questions should be, “Yes!” He feels that food should be a source of pure pleasure. A source of positive, abundant energy! A “sure thing” in a world of much uncertainty.
Phillips, who’s widely regarded as today’s most successful fitness author, has firm beliefs which go against the grain of today’s popular weight-loss methods. “Diets, all of them, are potentially dangerous, most always dumb and ultimately a dead-end street!” he insists. “Eventually, anyone and everyone who’s at all concerned with their health must learn how to feed their body, not how to starve it.”

Environmental Toxins & Related Health Issues

Mold The War Within MOLD: The War Within will enlighten every homeowner, renter, and employee, who is or could become sick from mold or chemical exposures from floods, hurricanes, sick buildings, and the ever present environmental pollution that affects us all. Revealing interviews with prominent experts on mold and chemical related issues bring to life such topics as the: Effects of mold & chemical exposures on human health; Methods of mold testing; Dangers of antifungal; antibiotic, & steroid pharmaceuticals; Legal loopholes of mold cases, Healing through natural means. Authors Kurt and Lee Ann Billings began researching mold and chemical exposures after their family became gravely ill from toxic Katrina exposures. The Billings expose the prevalence of fungal misdiagnoses and medical mistreatments while chronicling their family’s frustrating, but ultimately successful, quest for effective treatment of mold and chemical exposures from Hurricane Katrina. They detail their months of research and trials and errors and share their inspirational journey of healing, what worked medically and nutritionally for them what didn’t and why.

When Traditional Medicine Fails, Your Guide to Mold Toxins In 2004, the EPA warned physicians to be on the lookout for both respiratory and neurological symptoms from mold contaminated schools and homes. The latest medical science shows 1 in 4 children are sensitive to low levels of mold toxins. Is your child one of these? Now a “top gun” physician & medical innovator teams up with an accomplished scientist & master builder to clearly explain how even small amounts of hidden indoor mold-produced biotoxins can subtly impact youth behavior, emotions, health and learning. In their easy-to-read prophetic book, they offer solutions based on the latest medical and scientific research that work for both bodies and buildings. . .restoring quality of life to children and parents. Similar to an oil change for your car, our mold toxin Detox program cleans away contaminants in internal fluids in a way that quickly restores children, adolescents, and even adults to health and contentment. Gary Rosen, Ph.D., C.I.E. – A biochemist, trained under a Nobel Prize winner, who has authored numerous advanced text books on mold. Dr. Rosen has performed over 1000 mold inspections. James Schaller, M.D., C.M.R. – A prolific clinical and research physician publishing in 16 areas of medicine, with three books on mold illness.

The poisoning of our homes and workplaces: The indoor formaldehyde crisis Discusses many issues with materials used in construction of mobile homes and other dwelling and the health aspects associated with toxic exposure to chemicals.

What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About(TM): Autoimmune Disorders: The Revolutionary Drug-free Treatments for Thyroid Disease, Lupus, MS, IBD, Chronic Fatigue, Rheumatoid Arthritis, and Other Diseases Dr. Edelson discusses the most common types of autoimmune diseases, outlining their symptoms, causes, and risk factors. He describes his own revolutionary program for treating the root of all autoimmune disorders–without drugs–providing readers with new hope for getting back on the road to better health.

Be sure to check back in the future as I will be adding more books on topics like natural cleaning solutions, sustainability and GMO’s in another post.

Blessings
LCO

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2 thoughts on “My List of Must Read Books For Optimal Health & Wellness

  1. Thanks for the good reading hook up… Love your posts. Keep em coming. Good health and Blessings, Rick Coffman Las Vegas

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