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Great Reads for Improved Health & Wellness

Here is a list of great books for you to read to improve your understanding of naturopathy, healthy eating and healthy living:

Natural Medicine

The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy, by Valerie Ann Worwood

This book contains over 600 easy to follow recipes for everything from basic first aid to personal care to creating a healthy home. A great resource on essential oils and aromatherapy.

Healing Wise, by Susun S. Weed

Using herbs for food, medicine, beauty and longevity. 7 herbs are discussed in depth, including recipes and instructions on harvesting and preparation.

Rosemary Gladstar’s Medicinal Herbs: A Beginner’s Guide: 33 Healing Herbs to Know, Grow, and Use, by Rosemary Gladstar

Make your own herbal remedies using the 33 plants outlined in this guide book. Learn how to grow, harvest, prepare and use them to cure common ailments.

Everybody’s Guide to Homeopathic Medicines, by Dana Ullman

Step-by-step guide on picking the right homeopathic remedy for you and your ailment. Contains information on many remedies for common ailments and when medical care is necessary.

The Complete Homeopathy Handbook: Safe and Effective Ways to Treat Fevers, Coughs, Colds and Sore Throats, Childhood Ailments, Food Poisoning, Flu, and a Wide Range of Everyday Complaints, by Miranda Castro

A complete A-Z listing of common internal and external remedies and tips on how to correctly assess your symptoms. Includes dos and don’ts for treating more than 70 conditions.

Food

The Wahls Protocol: A Radical New Way to Treat All Chronic Autoimmune Conditions Using Paleo Principles, by Terry Wahls, M.D.

MS survivor Dr. Terry Wahls shares how she used a nutrient rich paleo diet to reverse many of her symptoms of MS. Her book lays out the details of how this protocol can help individuals with MS and other autoimmune conditions.

Dr. Bernstein’s Diabetes Solution: The Complete Guide to Achieving Normal Blood Sugars, by Richard K. Bernstein

This book covers both adult and child onset diabetes. It is a resource for steps to take to normalize blood sugars and preventing or reversing complications. Includes recipes and discussions on diet and obesity.

Danielle Walker’s Against All Grain: Meals Made Simple: Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, and Paleo Recipes to Make Anytime, by Danielle Walker

This cookbook contains eight weeks’ worth of dinner ideas with shopping lists, nutritional facts and recipes to use up the leftovers. Over 100 paleo recipes made simple.

Grain Brain: The Surprising Truth about Wheat, Carbs, and Sugar–Your Brain’s Silent Killers, by David Perlmutter and Kristin Loberg

The effects of wheat, sugar and carbs on your brain are discussed in this book. It covers how you can spur the growth of new brain cells and why our brains thrive on fat and cholesterol.

Nourishing Traditions: The Cookbook that Challenges Politically Correct Nutrition and the Diet Dictocrats, by Sally Fallon and Mary Enig

This book challenges the current low-fat fad by showing fats and cholesterol are needed for normal growth and proper brain and nervous system function.

Breaking the Vicious Cycle: Intestinal Health Through Diet, by Elaine Gloria Gottschall

Written by a biochemist and cell biologist, this book contains alternative ways to treat digestive disorders by changing your diet. It addresses intestinal disorders such as Crohn’s and Celiac disease.

Gut and Psychology Syndrome: Natural Treatment for Autism, Dyspraxia, A.D.D., Dyslexia, A.D.H.D., Depression, etc., by Natasha Campbell-McBride

This book discusses the role that nutrition plays in helping children and adults overcome disabilities.

Internal Bliss – GAPS Cookbook (Recipes designed for those following the Gut and Psychology Syndrome Diet), by GAPSdiet.com

Over 150 GAPS friendly recipes. Designed for individuals and families interested in digestive healing using the GAPS principles.

Deceptively Delicious, by Jessica Seinfeld

This book is filled with traditional recipes that kids love, except their secretly full of veggies. Your kids will never know these recipes are made with pureed and hidden veggies.

Super Baby Food, by Ruth Yaron

This book has everything you need to know about feeding and baby and toddler. Contains recipes, resources and advice from experts.

Feeding the Whole Family, by Cynthia Lair

A resource for those wanting to cook one nutritious meal for the whole family. Easy to find and use ingredients that will be enjoyed by everyone. Includes instructions on how to modify recipes for babies and toddlers. Mostly vegetarian.

Eating for A’s, by Alexander Schauss

Easy-to-follow recipes to help your child seek foods that make them feel better. Discusses how proper nutrition can help improve reading, math and language skills and excel in sports.

Special Diet Solutions, by Carol Fenster, Ph.D.

Contains over 275 recipes for wheat free and gluten free menus that can be made without eggs, dairy or refined sugar. Includes nutritional values and diabetic food exchange for each recipe.

Naturally Gluten-Free Cooking, by Debra D. Smith

Gluten-free recipes for those with multiple food allergies or a gluten intolerance. Uses predominately natural and organic foods and provides simple “replace this for that” recipes.

The Healing Nutrients Within: How to use amino acids to achieve optimum health and fight cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, depression, heart disease, and more, by Eric R. Braverman, M.D.

This book explains how to use amino acids to achieve optimum health and describes their beneficial roles in fighting cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, depression, heart disease, and more.

Your Personal Paleo Code: The 3-Step Plan to Lose Weight, Reverse Disease, and Stay Fit and Healthy For Life, by Chris Kresser

This book offers a three step program, following paleo principles, to feel good and lose weight. It offers meal plan and recipe ideas that make food changes easier.

Vaccines and Homeoprophylaxis

The Vaccine Book: Making the Right Decision for Your Child, by Robert W. Sears, M.D.

Impartial and fact-based resource for parents about immunizations. Discusses each vaccine/disease pair, ingredients and side effects.

Homeopathic Alternatives to Immunisation: A guide for travelers and parents looking for an alternative to being immunized, by Susan Curtis.

Gives tips to parents on which homeopathic remedies are good for prevention and treatment of certain diseases that hold a higher risk for communicability when traveling.

Vaccine Free: Prevention and Treatment of Infectious Contagious Disease with Homeopathy, by Kate Birch

The philosophy and practical applications of homeopathy described in this book offer an alternative or conjunctive path to the use of vaccination for the treatment and prevention of infectious contagious diseases.

There Is a Choice: Homeoprophylaxis, by Cilla Whatcott and Dr. Isaac Golden

A personal account of current research on vaccine safety, how the immune system is meant to function, the history and application of homeoprophylaxis, and advice about how to make critical decisions regarding your children’s health.

The Solution: Homeoprophylaxis: The Vaccine Alternative Paperback, by Kate Birch and Cilla Whatcott

A parent’s guide to educating your child’s immune system using specific homeopathic remedies.

HP Program, by Kate Birch and Cilla Whatcott

A step-by-step guide to the homeoprophylaxis program.

Condition-Specific

Adrenal Fatigue: The 21st Century Stress Syndrome, by James Wilson and Jonathan V Wright

Includes an overview of adrenal gland function and how they are prone to creating a state of chronic fatigue. It outlines how to tell if you have adrenal fatigue as well as information on different laboratory tests that can be used for assessment of adrenal gland function.

Why Isn’t My Brain Working?, by Datis Kharrazian

This book will teach you strategies to save and improve brain function. You will learn how simple diet and lifestyle changes and nutritional therapy can profoundly impact your brain health and thus the quality of your life.

Why Do I Still Have Thyroid Symptoms? When My Lab Tests are Normal, by Datis Kharrazian

This book addresses the true causes of hypothyroidism in this country and how to manage them.

New Menopausal Years: The Wise Woman Way, Alternative Approaches for Women 30-90, by Susun S. Weed

This book offers safe and effective herbal solutions to menopausal symptoms.

Parents/Parents-to-Be

Birthing From Within: An Extra-Ordinary Guide to Childbirth Preparation, by Michel Odent, M.D.

A holistic approach to childbirth, discussing techniques to cope with labor pain, a doctor/midwife’s role and what to expect after the baby is born.

The No-Cry Sleep Solution: Gentle Ways to Help Your Baby Sleep Through the Night, by Elizabeth Pantley

Effective strategies to overcome naptime and nighttime problems. Includes step-by-step ideas to steer your little ones to a good night’s sleep.

Healing Childhood Ear Infections: Prevention, Home Care and Alternative Treatment, by Dr. Michael A. Schmidt

This book provides an alternative to antibiotics, antihistamines, tubes and surgery for the treatment of ear infections and discusses the controversy in existing treatments.

Chemical-Free Kids: How to Safeguard Your Child’s Diet and Environment, by Allan Magaziner, D.O., Linda Bonvie, and Anthony Zolezzi.

Information on chemicals to avoid, enhancing the health of our bodies and especially our children’s bodies.

Wise Woman Herbal for the Childbearing Year, By Susun S. Weed

Simple, safe remedies for pregnancy, childbirth, lactation, and newborns.