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Nourishing TraditionsSally Fallon

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This well-researched, thought-provoking guide to traditional foods contains a startling message: Animal fats and cholesterol are not villains but vital factors in the diet, necessary for normal growth, proper function of the brain and nervous system, protection from disease and optimum energy levels.

Sally Fallon dispels the myths of the current low-fat fad in this practical, entertaining guide to a can-do diet that is both nutritious and delicious.

Nourishing Traditions will tell you:

  • Why your body needs old fashioned animal fats.
  • Why butter is a health food.
  • How high-cholesterol diets promote good health.
  • How saturated fats protect the heart.
  • How rich sauces help you digest and assimilate your food.
  • Why grains and legumes need special preparation to provide optimum benefits.
  • About enzyme-enhanced food and beverages that can provide increased energy and vitality.
  • Why high-fiber, lowfat diets can cause vitamin and mineral deficiencies.

Topics include the health benefits of traditional fats and oils (including butter and coconut oil); dangers of vegetarianism; problems with modern soy foods; health benefits of sauces and gravies; proper preparation of whole grain products; pros and cons of milk consumption; easy-to-prepare enzyme enriched condiments and beverages; and appropriate diets for babies and children.

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Super Nutrition for Babies: The Right Way to Feed Your Baby for Optimal Health by Katherine Erlich, Kelly Genzlinger and David Brownstein M.D.

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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Fermenting Foods by Wardeh Harmon

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The Complete Idiots Guide To Fermenting Foods, by Wardeh Harmon, is a perfect accompaniment to The Art of Fermentation. Whereas Katz’s book is an in-depth consideration of ferments worldwide, Harmon’s book is a very practical how-to book for the home fermenter with an emphasis on ferments familiar to the western palate.

Harmon has become known for her web-based traditional food preparation courses at GNOWFGLINS (God's natural, organic, whole foods, grown locally, in season) and she continues her clear and conversational style in writing.
The Guide to Fermenting Foods offers over a hundred step-by-step recipes, which outline details of the processes in a simplified manner. This approach is particularly helpful to those who are new to a fermenting technique.

The emphasis is on making home fermentation very doable and easy for the home fermenter, but one has the added sense of a skilled mentor walking you through the experience.

The Art of Fermentation: An In-Depth Exploration of Essential Concepts and Processes from Around the World by Sandor Ellix Katz

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Change Of HeartKay Baxter & Bob Corker

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The Ecology of Nourishing Food. Kay and Bob’s personal journey with food.

This book is about recreating “culture” and getting back into relationship with our bodies and our environment, about nourishing food following the principles of the Weston Price Foundation Includes over 400 recipes especially designed for New Zealanders.

Eat Fat Lose FatSally Fallon, Mary Enig

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Gut & Psychology SyndromeNatasha Campbell-McBride

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Natural Treatment For: Autism, ADD, ADHD, Depression, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Schizophrenia

Gut and Psychology Syndrome, also known as the GAPS,  captures Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride’s experience and knowledge of nutrition and the use of probiotics.
She believes that the link between learning disabilities, the food and drink that we take, and the condition of our digestive system is absolute.

Find out why the GAPS Diet can have a positive impact on gut health and a wide variety of health conditions.

Honouring Our CyclesKatie Singer

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In clear, everyday language, Honoring Our Cycles describes what happens during a menstrual cycle and how a baby is conceived. It explains how to chart the body's fertility signs to know which days are best for becoming pregnant or avoiding becoming pregnant, without the use of hormonal drugs.

Includes dietary advice for successful conception and healthy babies and families.

Know Your FatsMary G. Enig

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This is the complete book for understanding the nutrition of fats, oils and cholesterol.
Learn how to select the best fats and oils for healthy ease-of-use. Learn why this book, written by an international expert, is your definitive source for accurate information on fats, oils, cholesterol, and their nutrition.

Nutrition and Physical DegenerationWeston A. Price

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Performance Without PainKathryne Pirtle

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Performance without Pain details the author's recovery from chronic pain and inflammation and provides a practical, step-by-step dietary plan for musicians, athletes, dancers, those engaged in repetitive motion and anyone else suffering from this debilitating modern condition.

Put Your Heart In your MouthNatasha Campbell-McBride

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The Cholesterol MythsUffe Ravnskov

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A highly qualified doctor and scientist analyzes the studies used to justify the cholesterol hypothesis and demonstrates that the idea that animal fats and cholesterol cause heart disease is based on flimsy, even fraudulent evidence and wishful thinking.

Includes a discussion on the dangers of vegetable oils and cholesterol-lowering drugs.

The Diet CureJulia Ross

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For all those who diet regularly – and without success – this amazing new program, based on ten years of proven clinical results, offers a revolutionary approach to nutrition that can safely curb your cravings and make you feel better in less than twenty-four hours.

The Diet Cure begins with an 8-Step Quick Symptom Questionnaire that helps readers identify their unique underlying biochemical imbalances, such as depleted brain chemistry caused by too much dieting, hormonal irregularities, blood-sugar swings, food allergies, thyroid dysfunction, and a deficiency of "good" fats.
Then it provides targeted strategies and nutritional guidelines to correct those imbalances, along with meal plans, tasty recipes, and inspiring case histories. Using amino acids to jump-start the program, readers create a safe, customized, easy-to-follow plan to end their food obsessions and attain their ideal healthy weight for good.

The Fourfold Path to HealingThomas S. Cowan

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The Fourfold Path to Healing merges the wisdom of traditional societies, the most modern findings of western medicine and the esoteric teaching of the ancients.

The fourfold approach includes: Nutrition using nutrient-dense traditional foods; therapeutics through a wide range of nontoxic remedies; Movement to heal and strengthen the emotions; and medication to develop your powers of objective thought.

The Untold Story of MilkRon Schmid

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The Untold Story of Milk chronicles the role of milk in the rise of civilization and in early America, the distillery dairies, compulsory pasteurization, the politics of milk, traditional dairying cultures, the modern dairy industry, the betrayal of public trust by government health officials, the modern myths concerning cholesterol, animal fats and heart disease and the myriad health benefits of raw milk.

The Whole Soy StoryKaayla T. Daniel

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A groundbreaking expose that tells the truth about soy that scientists know but that the soy industry has tried to suppress. Soy is not a health food, does not prevent disease and has not even been proven safe.

Epidemiological, clinical and laboratory studies link soy to malnutrition, digestive problems, thyroid dysfunction, cognitive decline, reproductive disorders, even heart disease and cancer.

The Yoga of EatingCharles Eisenstein

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The Yoga of Eating is a practical and inspiring manual that offers original insights on the physical and spiritual functions of sugar, fat, meat, and other foods; fasting, dieting, processing, willpower, and the deeper principles of self-nurture.
This book appeals to a higher authority – your own body – and shows how to access and trust the wisdom your body has to offer.

Wild FermentationSandor Ellix Katz

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Bread. Cheese. Wine. Beer. Coffee. Chocolate. Most people consume fermented foods and drinks every day. For thousands of years, humans have enjoyed the distinctive flavors and nutrition resulting from the transformative power of microscopic bacteria and fungi.

Wild Fermentation: The Flavor, Nutrition, and Craft of Live-Culture Foods is the first cookbook to widely explore the culinary magic of fermentation. "Fermentation has been an important journey of discovery for me," writes author Sandor Ellix Katz. "I invite you to join me along this effervescent path, well trodden for thousands of years yet largely forgotten in our time and place, bypassed by the superhighway of industrial food production." The flavours of fermentation are compelling and complex, quite literally alive.

This book takes readers on a whirlwind trip through the wide world of fermentation, providing readers with basic and delicious recipes-some familiar, others exotic – that are easy to make at home.

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Eat Here: Homegrown Pleasures in a Global SupermarketBrian Halweil

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Enzyme NutritionDr. Edward Howell

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Dr. Howell is often called the "father of food enzymes". During the '1930's and '1940's, he did incredible research to prove that food enzymes were an essential nutrient, and that cooking and processing of foods destroy them, thereby creating dramatic changes in our ability to digest food and remain healthy.

This is a classic in the field.

Everything I Want To Do Is IllegalJoel Salatin

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Drawing upon 40 years' experience as an ecological farmer and marketer, Joel Salatin explains with humour and passion why Americans do not have the freedom to choose the food they purchase and eat.

From child labour regulations to food inspection, bureaucrats provide themselves sole discretion over what food is available in the local marketplace. Their system favours industrial, global corporate food systems and discourages community-based food commerce, resulting in homogenized selection, mediocre quality, and exposure to non-organic farming practices.

Salatin's expert insight explains why local food is expensive and difficult to find and will illuminate for the reader a deeper understanding of the industrial food complex.

Excitotoxins: The Taste That KillsRussell L. Blaylock

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Ex-ci'-to-tox-in: a substance added to foods and beverages that literally stimulates neurons to death, causing brain damage of varying degrees. Can be found in such ingredients as monosodium glutamate, aspartame (NutraSweet®), cysteine, hydrolyzed protein, and aspartic acid.

Citing over five hundred scientific studies, Excitotoxins explores the dangers of aspartame, MSG, and other substances added to our food. This is an electrifying and important book that should be available to every consumer.

Farms of Tomorrow RevisitedTrauger M. Groh, Steven McFadden

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CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) is a dynamic movement at the heart of agricultural renewal. This book is a sequel to the groundbreaking "Farms of Tomorrow" which introduced the movement to the world.

This new volume includes new essays and new farm profiles, and updates to the original profiles. Expanded appendices provide suggestions for starting CSA farms, look at the issues surrounding the acquisition of land, illustrate sample farm prospectuses and budgets, and offer lists of resources.

This is an invaluable guide for growers and shareholders alike.

Food Enzymes for Health & LongevityDr.Edward Howell, Alison Rose Levy

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This book includes much of the research material utilized by Dr. Howell to develop the "food enzyme concept."
It also includes hundreds of references to support the conclusions and sets forth a number of principles.

Full Moon FeastJessica Prentice

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Life Without BreadChristian B. Allan, Wolfgang Lutz

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Nutrition in Biblical TimesRuth Rosevear, Simon Anderson

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The Bible has much to say about healthy living. A nutrition consultant with a special focus on diet therapy, Rosevear decided to organize the information she had unearthed through both scriptural and archaeological investigation. The result: an overview of the original "Mediterranean diet".

The book discusses basic biblical food groups, supplementary foods (nuts, herbs, spices, condiments, sweeteners), the grape/wine culture, diseases and skin disorders, food prohibitions, and cures. Recipes and Rosevear's "ten commandments" for optimal nutrition are also included.

Our Stolen FutureTheo Colborn, Dianne Dumanoski, John Peters Meyers

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Are we threatening our fertility, intelligence and survival? A scientific detective story. "A critically important book that forces us to ask new questions about the synthetic chemicals that we have spread across this earth." – Al Gore.

Real FoodNina Planck

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Seeds of DeceptionJeffrey M. Smith

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Soil, Grass and CancerAndre Voisin

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Solved, The Riddle of IllnessStephen Langer, James Scheer, Wayne Dyer

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"One of the most important books of our time… reveals secrets of abundant health – physically, emotionally, and mentally." – Dr. Wayne Dyer, author of "The Power of Intention".

Called "The Great Masquerader," hypothyroidism (low thyroid function) is one of the most prevalent and least diagnosed disorders by physicians, yet it can be the underlying cause of or contribute to any of 64 ailments, from obesity and chronic fatigue to fibromyalgia and cancer.

You will discover how to determine if you suffer from low thyroid function; how to differentiate between low thyroid function and hypoglycemia; how to use simple, inexpensive treatments; and much more. It also includes chapters on environmental toxins, pregnancy, obesity, and how your thyroid influences other glands.

Stolen HarvestVandana Shiva

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In Stolen Harvest: The Hijacking Of The Global Food Supply, renowned environmental activist Vandana Shiva charts the impacts of globalized, corporate agriculture on small farmers, the environment, and the quality of the food we eat. Shiva writes about genetically engineered seeds, patents on life, mad cows (and sacred cows), shrimp farming, and more.

Stolen Harvest is a passionate, articulate, highly recommended "wake up" call to the public regarding the role of genetic engineering in commercial agriculture, the growing domination of agribusiness with respect to world food supplies, and the need for sound environmental thinking with respect to feeding the burgeoning populations of the world.

Sugar BluesWilliam Dufty

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It's a prime ingredient in countless substances from cereal to soup, from cola to coffee. Consumed at the rate of one hundred pounds for every American every year, it's as addictive as nicotine – and as poisonous. It's sugar.

And "Sugar Blues," inspired by the crusade of Hollywood legend Gloria Swanson, is the classic, bestselling exposé that unmasks our generation's greatest medical killer and shows how a revitalizing, sugar-free diet can not only change lives, but quite possibly save them.

Ten Days to Optimal HealthKristina Amelong

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The Fluoride DeceptionChristopher Bryson, Theo Colborn

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With the narrative punch of Jonathan Harr's A Civil Action and the commitment to environmental truth-telling of Erin Brockovich, The Fluoride Deception documents a powerful connection between big corporations, the U.S. military, and the historic reassurances of fluoride safety provided by the nation's public health establishment.

The Fluoride Deception reads like a thriller, but one supported by two hundred pages of source notes, years of investigative reporting, scores of scientist interviews, and archival research in places such as the newly opened files of the Manhattan Project and the Atomic Energy Commission.

The book is nothing less than an exhumation of one of the great secret narratives of the industrial era: how a grim workplace poison and the most damaging environmental pollutant of the cold war was added to our drinking water and toothpaste.

The Maker’s DietJordan Rubin

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Are you looking for a health plan that is biblically based and scientifically proven? The Maker's Diet is just that. Using a truly holistic approach to health, this groundbreaking book leads you on a journey that will change your life.

The Maker's Diet will help you: boost your immune system, attain and maintain your ideal weight, have abundant energy, improve your physical appearance, reduce stress and Improve digestion.

Discover how Jordan Rubin's faith-based journey from near death to vital health led him to uncover the timeless principles of the world's healthiest people. By following The Maker's Diet, your health dreams can become a reality.

The Milk BookWilliam Campbell Douglass

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If you knew what we know about milk ... BLEEECHT! All that pasteurization, homogenization and processing is not only cooking all the nutrients right out of your favorite drink, it's also adding toxic levels of vitamin D.

This fascinating book tells the whole story about milk. How it once was nature's nearly perfect food… how "raw," unprocessed milk can heal and boost your immune system – why you can't buy it legally in this country anymore, and what we could do to change that.

The No-Grain DietJoseph Mercola, Alison Rose Levy

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In The No-Grain Diet, Dr. Joseph Mercola, the director of the Optimal Wellness Center in Illinois, teaches readers how to lose weight-and keep it off-and end carb cravings once and for all.With a revolutionary new approach, Dr. Mercola will have readers on the road to good health in just three days with an easy-to-follow plan that rids the body of grains, sweets, and starches.

Readers also learn how to normalize cholesterol levels and learn Dr. Mercola's Emotional Freedom Technique, a craving-busting tool that will permanently eliminate carbohydrate cravings and addictions.Watch the pounds come off and achieve the next level of health, fitness, and well-being with The No-Grain Diet.

The Schwarzbein PrincipleDiana Schwarzbein, Nancy Deville

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The Truth About Children’s HealthRobert Bernardini

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This book is a comprehensive guide to understanding, preventing, and reversing disease. It reveals stunning research on how to prevent or even reverse childhood diseases such as diabetes, cancer, ADHD, obesity, autism, and more.

A must read for every parent; it tells the truth about children's health.

The Vegetarian Myth: Food, Justice and SustainabilityLierre Kieth

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Traditional Foods Are Your Best Medicine
Ronald F. Schmid

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