Books we love and recommend
Nourishing Traditions – Sally Fallon
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.
Super Nutrition for Babies: The Right Way to Feed Your Baby for Optimal Health by Katherine Erlich, Kelly Genzlinger and David Brownstein M.D.
There is a better way to feed your baby. Super Nutrition for Babies gives parents the latest science-verified nutritional recommendations for feeding their child.
Based on a program used at one of the largest holistic pediatric practices in the country, this book provides information on all aspects of nutrition and feeding, including introducing meat in a child's diet, healthier alternatives to dairy and soy, starting solid foods, establishing a regular eating schedule, dealing with picky eating, and the best foods for every age and stage so your baby gets the best nutrition to minimize illness and optimize sleep, digestion, and brain development.
"A wonderful guide for getting babies off to the right start, and helping them enjoy the gift of health for life."
"A clear, practical, and nontrendy guide for parents on how to best feed babies and toddlers, backed by common sense, ancestral wisdom, and sound science."
"Super Nutrition for Babies is something that every expectant and new mother and father should read. This book is a rare treasure!"
"A grand reference book that can be used for many years of a child's life."
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Fermenting Foods by Wardeh Harmon
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
The Art of Fermentation is the most comprehensive guide to do-it-yourself home fermentation ever published.
Sandor Katz presents the concepts and processes behind fermentation in ways that are simple enough to guide a reader through their first experience making sauerkraut or yogurt, and in-depth enough to provide greater understanding and insight for experienced practitioners.
While Katz expertly contextualizes fermentation in terms of biological and cultural evolution, health and nutrition, and even economics, this is primarily a compendium of practical information-how the processes work; parameters for safety; techniques for effective preservation; troubleshooting; and more.
With illustrations and extended resources, this book provides essential wisdom for cooks, homesteaders, farmers, gleaners, foragers, and food lovers of any kind who want to develop a deeper understanding and appreciation for arguably the oldest form of food preservation, and part of the roots of culture itself.
Readers will find detailed information on fermenting vegetables; sugars into alcohol (meads, wines, and ciders); sour tonic beverages; milk; grains and starchy tubers; beers (and other grain-based alcoholic beverages); beans; seeds; nuts; fish; meat; and eggs, as well as growing mold cultures, using fermentation in agriculture, art, and energy production, and considerations for commercial enterprises.
Sandor Katz has introduced what will undoubtedly remain a classic in food literature, and is the first-and only-of its kind.
Change Of Heart – Kay Baxter & Bob Corker
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 Fat – Sally Fallon, Mary Enig
The healthy alternative to trans fats, this revolutionary program explains why we must eat healthy, saturated fats-especially coconut-to achieve weight loss and good health.
Since the late 1950s, it's been drilled into Americans that fat makes you fat, saturated fats (such as those found in butter, eggs, and red meat) are unhealthy, and tropical fats and oils (like coconut and palm) are downright deadly. And yet-as we eliminate saturated fats from our diet for fear of high cholesterol levels and hardened arteries-obesity, heart disease, and cancer rates have continued to climb.
Based on more than two decades of research by world-renowned biochemist and fats expert Dr. Mary Enig, Eat Fat, Lose Fat flouts conventional wisdom by asserting that so-called healthy vegetable oils (such as soybean and corn) are in large part responsible for our national obesity and health crises, while the saturated fats traditionally considered "harmful" are, in fact, essential to weight loss and health.
World populations on four continents that subsist on the coconut, with less evidence of heart disease, weight gain, or other chronic illnesses, provide the best proof of this food's safety and efficacy; dozens of studies conducted by prestigious, mainstream universities support the use of coconut and other healthy fats and reveal the faulty reasoning underlying the saturated fat/heart disease hypothesis; and case stories from a wide range of people illustrate how using coconut oil in concert with other healthy fats can spark weight loss and heal serious illnesses, including anxiety, hypothyroidism, and chronic fatigue syndrome.
Featuring delicious recipes for each of its three nutritional programs, Eat Fat, Lose Fat is the book to help you build energy, lose weight, fight disease, and boost your immunity.
Gut & Psychology Syndrome – Natasha Campbell-McBride
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 Cycles – Katie Singer
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 Fats – Mary G. Enig
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 Degeneration – Weston A. Price
An epic study demonstrating the importance of whole food nutrition, and the degeneration and destruction that comes from a diet of processed foods.
For nearly 10 years, Weston Price and his wife traveled around the world in search of the secret to health. Instead of looking at people afflicted with disease symptoms, this highly-respected dentist and dental researcher chose to focus on healthy individuals, and challenged himself to understand how they achieved such amazing health.
Dr. Price traveled to hundreds of cities in a total of 14 different countries in his search to find healthy people. He investigated some of the most remote areas in the world. He observed perfect dental arches, minimal tooth decay, high immunity to tuberculosis and overall excellent health in those groups of people who ate their indigenous foods.
He found when these people were introduced to modernized foods, such as white flour, white sugar, refined vegetable oils and canned goods, signs of degeneration quickly became quite evident. Dental caries, deformed jaw structures, crooked teeth, arthritis and a low immunity to tuberculosis became rampant amongst them.
Dr. Price documented this ancestral wisdom including hundreds of photos in his book, Nutrition and Physical Degeneration.
Performance Without Pain – Kathryne Pirtle
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 Mouth – Natasha Campbell-McBride
Natural Treatment For: Angina, Arrhythmia, Atherosclerosis, Heart Attack, High Blood Pressure, Peripheral Vascular Disease and Stroke.
We all know somebody who suffers from heart disease or who has died from it, including members of our own families. Heart disease is our modern plague. We hear about it in the popular media, every time we see a doctor, every time we talk to friends and neighbours, and every time we buy our food. It has become a background noise for many of us, so we don’t stop and think: what on earth is heart disease and should I be concerned about it?
People may suffer from many different heart problems, such as rheumatic fever, congenital heart defects, infections, tumours, heart muscle disorders, injury, damage from drugs and other toxins, genetic disorders, and heart failure. However, when people talk about “heart disease”, what they mean is Coronary Heart Disease (CHD). Why? Because it is the number one killer in the Western world: more than a third of people in developed countries die from CHD. The majority of people with heart problems have got this particular problem.
Despite the fact that the death rate from CHD has reduced somewhat in the last 15 years, the number of people falling prey to the disease is still growing. And yet at the beginning of the 20th century CHD was so rare that it was not described in major medical textbooks because doctors virtually never saw it.
Today almost 3 million people in the UK have this disease, in the USA more than 2,500 people die from heart disease each day, in Australia it claims around 50,000 lives per year and similar numbers are published in many other developed countries of the world.
“Another vintage Dr Campbell-McBride book - controversial in its take on natural fats, but refreshing in her candid, no-nonsense style and approach to much needed lifestyle and dietary modifications.” Kenneth Bock, M.D., FAAFP, FACN, CNS
The Cholesterol Myths – Uffe Ravnskov
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 Cure – Julia Ross
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 Healing – Thomas S. Cowan
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 Milk – Ron Schmid
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 Story – Kaayla T. Daniel
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 Eating – Charles Eisenstein
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 Fermentation – Sandor Ellix Katz
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.
Eat Here: Homegrown Pleasures in a Global Supermarket – Brian Halweil
Eating locally is a growing movement that is good for your health – but even better for the planet. Everyone everywhere depends increasingly on long-distance food. Since 1961 the tonnage of food shipped between nations has grown fourfold.
In the United States, food typically travels between 1,500 and 2,500 miles from farm to plate—as much as 25 percent farther than in 1980. For some, the long-distance food system offers unparalleled choice. But it often runs roughshod over local cuisines, varieties, and agriculture, while consuming staggering amounts of fuel, generating greenhouse gases, eroding the pleasures of face-to-face interactions, and compromising food security.
Fortunately, the long-distance food habit is beginning to weaken under the influence of a young, but surging, local-foods movement. From peanut-butter makers in Zimbabwe to pork producers in Germany and rooftop gardeners in Vancouver, entrepreneurial farmers, start-up food businesses, restaurants, supermarkets, and concerned consumers are propelling a revolution that can help restore rural areas, enrich poor nations, and return fresh, delicious, and wholesome food to cities.
Enzyme Nutrition – Dr. Edward Howell
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 Illegal – Joel Salatin
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.
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 (NutraSweetÂ®), 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 Revisited – Trauger M. Groh, Steven McFadden
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 & Longevity – Dr.Edward Howell, Alison Rose Levy
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 Feast – Jessica Prentice
Full Moon Feast invites us to a table brimming with locally grown foods, radical wisdom, and communal nourishment.
Accomplished chef and passionate food activist Jessica Prentice champions locally grown, humanely raised, nutrient-rich foods and traditional cooking methods. The book follows the thirteen lunar cycles of an agrarian year, from the midwinter Hunger Moon and the springtime sweetness of the Sap Moon to the bounty of the Moon When Salmon Return to Earth in autumn.
Each chapter includes recipes that display the richly satisfying flavors of foods tied to the ancient rhythm of the seasons. Prentice decries our modern food culture: megafarms and factories, the chemically processed ghosts of real foods in our diets, and the suffering – physical, emotional, cultural, communal, and spiritual – born of a disconnect from our food sources. She laments the system that is poisoning our bodies and our communities. But Full Moon Feast is a celebration, not a dirge.
Prentice has emerged from her own early struggles with food to offer health, nourishment, and fulfillment to her readers. She recounts her relationships with local farmers alongside ancient harvest legends and methods of food preparation from indigenous cultures around the world.
Combining the radical nutrition of Sally Fallon's Nourishing Traditions, keen agri-political acumen, and a spiritual sensibility that draws from indigenous as well as Western traditions, Full Moon Feast is a call to reconnect to our food, our land, and each other.
Life Without Bread – Christian B. Allan, Wolfgang Lutz
Life Without Bread is an important addition to the growing body of literature on the benefits and importance of low-carb diet. The book is based on Dr. Lutz's experience using carbohydrate restricted diets with thousands of patients for over 40 years. It is also based on extensive research in the medical and scientific literature, and provides ample references.
The book presents a theory of how high (and even "moderate") levels of dietary carbohydrate cause or exacerbate various health problems, and how carbohydrate restriction can help people to recover from those problems. Although obesity is one of the problems, this is not primarily a weight-loss book. There is only one short chapter on weight loss. Other chapters deal with heart disease, gastrointestinal disorders (e.g., Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis), auto-immune disorders, and so on. There is also discussion of dietary carbohydrate from the perspective of humanity's adaptation to the conditions of the long Pleistocene era.
Life Without Bread accomplishes a number of important things. First, it collects a body of evidence for the low-carb way of eating that is carefully thought out, and based on sound research and extensive clinical experience. Second, it debunks the pervasive cholesterol neurosis that has made much of the developed world phobic about fats. This is very important, since there are still relatively few scientists willing to put their reputations on the line in opposition to the cholesterol theory of heart disease. Allan and Lutz join their ranks. Third, it offers good arguments for the positive virtues of saturated animal fats, perhaps the most maligned dietary suspects of the past 100 years.
The authors are careful to distinguish levels of support for their claims; when they are somewhat speculative, they say so. They also point out some of the limitations of the low-carb program, and do not claim it to be a panacea. Fourth, they refute the many lame and ill-informed criticisms of low-carb diets that one encounters again and again in the popular (and, unfortunately, sometimes also in the scientific) literature – such as the claim that these diets harm the kidneys or cause muscle wasting.
Nutrition in Biblical Times – Ruth Rosevear, Simon Anderson
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 Future – Theo Colborn, Dianne Dumanoski, John Peters Meyers
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 Food – Nina Planck
“Yes, Virginia, you can butter your carrots.” A farmer's daughter tells the truth about cream, eggs, fish, chicken, chocolate – even lard.
Everyone loves real food, but they're afraid butter and eggs will give them a heart attack – thus the culinary abomination known as the egg-white omelet. Tossing out the yolk, it turns out, isn't smart.
Real Food reveals why traditional foods are actually healthy: not only egg yolks, but also cream, butter, grass-fed beef, wild salmon, roast chicken skin, and more.
Nina Planck grew up on a vegetable farm in Virginia and learned to eat right from her no-nonsense parents: lots of fresh fruits and vegetables, along with beef, bacon, fish, dairy, and eggs. Later, she wondered: was the farmhouse diet deadly, as the cardiologists say? Happily for people who love food, the answer is no.
In lively, personal chapters on produce, dairy, meat, fish, chocolate, and other real foods, Nina explains how ancient foods like beef and butter have been falsely accused, while industrial foods like corn syrup and soybean oil have created a triple epidemic of obesity, diabetes, and heart disease.
Real Food upends the conventional wisdom on diet and health and explains our taste for good things.
Seeds of Deception – Jeffrey M. Smith
Worldwide industry manipulation and political collusion, rather than sound science, have brought genetically engineered food into our daily diet.
Seeds of Deception reveals that company research is rigged, alarming evidence of health dangers is covered up, and that political and corporate bullying form the seedy background to the spread of GM crops. Scientists have been offered bribes or threatened. Evidence has been stolen, and critical data has been omitted from research reports or distorted.
Government employees who complained have been harassed, stripped of responsibilities, or fired. Laboratory rats fed a GM crop developed stomach lesions, and seven of the forty rats died within two weeks. The crop was approved without further tests. When top scientist Arpad Pusztai of the Rowett Institute in Abderdeen tried to alert the public about his alarming discoveries, he lost his job and was silenced with threats of a lawsuit.
Seeds of Deception includes the internal memos by US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) scientists which warn of toxins, allergies, and new diseases; all these memos were ignored by their superiors, who included a former lawyer for Monsanto.
The book also reveals how industry studies are designed to avoid finding problems; and that the FDA withheld information from Congress after a genetically modified supplement killed nearly a hundred people and disabled thousands.
Soil, Grass and Cancer – Andre Voisin
This classic shows that soil fertility is directly linked to human and animal disease. Almost a half-century ago, Andre Voisin had already grasped the importance of the subterranean world. He mapped the elements of the soil and their effects on plants, and ultimately, animal and human life as well.
He saw the hidden danger in oversimplified fertilization practices and the use of toxic chemicals that ignore the delicate balance of trace minerals and nutrients in the soil. This is not, however, merely a persuasive testament to the link between soil, human and animal health. It is also essential reading for anyone committed to increasing both the quality and the profitability of their pastures.
While grass and livestock farmers will benefit most from the wealth of information on rotation management and fertilization practices, there is much in this book for anyone who makes a living from the earth. With a volume of meticulously researched information, Voisin issues a call to agricultural scientists, veterinarians, dietitians and intelligent farmers to stand up and acknowledge the responsibilities they bear in the matter of public health.
He writes as well to the alarmed consumer of agricultural products, hoping to spread the knowledge of the possibilities of protective medicine part of a concerted attempt to remove the causes of ill health, disease and, in particular, cancer.
Solved, The Riddle of Illness – Stephen Langer, James Scheer, Wayne Dyer
"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 Harvest – Vandana Shiva
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 Blues – William Dufty
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 Health – Kristina Amelong
This step-by-step guide to nutritional therapy and colon cleansing includes important self-help strategies for people who want to take responsibility for their own health and well-being.
Author Kristina Amelong is a colon hydrotherapist and nutritional counselor who describes her own five-year battle with Irritable Bowel Syndrome and the tools she used to recover. The program that Kristina has designed includes the nutritional research work of Dr. Weston A. Price who studied the diets of fourteen traditional societies during the 1930s and 1940s. His goal was to understand what made human beings healthy and what allowed them to have perfect teeth.
The food Kristina recommends to readers are the traditional foods that gave health to the populations that Price researched. When people remove accumulated waste material in their bowel, the body can regenerate with the nutrients available in the Weston A. Price diet.
Detoxification and simple, nourishing foods cause people to thrive much like the disease-free native cultures that Price studied.
The Fluoride Deception – Christopher Bryson, Theo Colborn
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 Diet – Jordan Rubin
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 Book – William Campbell Douglass
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 Diet – Joseph Mercola, Alison Rose Levy
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 Principle – Diana Schwarzbein, Nancy Deville
The latest evolution in health and fitness, The Schwarzbein Principle will revolutionize the way millions of people look at eating, losing weight and maintaining optimal health. This groundbreaking book dispels the myths perpetuated by some bestselling diet books that may help people lose weight, but will put them on the fast track to disease.
Based on sound research and the success of thousands of people, The Schwarzbein Principle proves that excess weight, degenerative disease and accelerated aging can be controlled – and reversed – in a healthful way.
The Schwarzbein Principle is a holistic guide to achieving lasting weight loss, normalizing metabolism and maintaining ideal body composition through lifestyle and nutrition. By bringing the internal systems into balance, the Schwarzbein program has been proven to: reverse type II diabetes; free people from food cravings for chocolate, caffeine and sugar; cure depression and mood swings; and reduce body fat while building lean tissue.
The nutritional program consists of two phases – Healing and Maintenance – which are easy to adopt into any lifestyle. Instead of shunning fat, the program advocates eating all of the good fats and proteins your body needs as well as an unlimited portion of non-starchy carbohydrates.
By incorporating the lifestyle components of stress management, exercise and eliminating harmful stimulants, program participants experience renewed energy and vitality.
The Truth About Children’s Health – Robert Bernardini
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 Sustainability – Lierre Kieth
Part memoir, nutritional primer, and political manifesto, this controversial examination exposes the destructive history of agriculture – causing the devastation of prairies and forests, driving countless species extinct, altering the climate, and destroying the topsoil – and asserts that, in order to save the planet, food must come from within living communities. In order for this to happen, the argument champions eating locally and sustainably and encourages those with the resources to grow their own food.
Further examining the question of what to eat from the perspective of both human and environmental health, the account goes beyond health choices and discusses potential moral issues from eating – or not eating – animals.
Through the deeply personal narrative of someone who practiced veganism for 20 years, this unique exploration also discusses alternatives to industrial farming, reveals the risks of a vegan diet, and explains why animals belong on ecologically sound farms.
Traditional Foods Are Your Best Medicine –
Ronald F. Schmid
This book traces the cause of many chronic health problems to our modern diet and shows how a return to traditional foods can improve one's well-being.
Modern medicine now recognizes that the present-day Western diet is responsible for many of today's chronic illnesses. Nutritionists and anthropologists have noted the decline in health that accompanies indigenous peoples' transition from traditional to modern diets.
In Traditional Foods Are Your Best Medicine, Ron Schmid explains how a return to a traditional diet can help you reduce your risk of heart attack by 50 percent; fight allergies, chronic fatigue, arthritis, skin problems, and headaches; recover from colds and flu in a day or two; and increase your life-expectancy.
Chapters focusing on the major food groups, common diets, and health goals enable you to tailor a diet to your special needs. New edition, previously titled Native Nutrition.