Book Recommendations

Are you interested in taking a deeper dive into health and nutrition?  Below are just a few recommendations to get you started. If you've read many books/resources, implemented diet & lifestyle changes and still find yourself struggling, let's work together to get to the root cause(s)!

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Health and Nutrition

Eating on the Wild Side

 

By Jo Robinson

This book provides an excellent insight into how drastically the nutritional content of our fresh produce has changed over the millennia. It is packed with practical tips on how to spot the most nutritious varieties of produce, how to store and cook them to preserve the most nutrients, as well as in-depth information on the most nutritious (and more obscure) varieties to grow yourself.

Nutrition and Physical Degeneration

By Weston A. Price

An epic study conducted in the 1930s by Dr. Weston, A. Price, a highly respected dentist, who traveled to the most remote areas around the world in search of the secret to health. A compendium of ancestral health, it is now considered by many nutrition researchers to be a masterpiece in the field of health and nutrition. 

The Nourishing Traditions Book of Baby & Child Care

By Sally Fallon Morell & Thomas S. Cowan

This book has been such a useful resource for me as a parent. It provides holistic advice on topics ranging from pregnancy, newborn interventions, vaccinations, breastfeeding and child development, as well as a compendium of natural treatments for childhood illnesses. 

Dr. John Lee's Hormone Balance Made Simple

 

By John R. Lee MD & Virginia Hopkins

This book is a wonderful introduction to female hormone balance. It omits unnecessary technical jargon and provides an insightful overview of how to achieve hormone balance for optimal health. What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Menopause and What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Premenopause (by the same author) both take a deeper dive into the topic of female hormones.

Nourishing Traditions

 

By Sally Fallon

This book challenges politically correct nutrition and exposes the serious health consequences of shunning traditionally prepared whole foods for modern processed alternatives. It is a comprehensive resource based on the pioneering work of Dr. Weston A. Price and offers a wealth of recipes to help people re-connect with time-honored foods which have helped us thrive for millennia. 

 

Vegetarianism Explained

 

By Natasha Campbell-McBride, MD

Best known as the creator and author of the GAPS Protocol--Gut And Psychology / Gut And Physiology Syndrome, Dr.Campbell-McBride gives a full scientific description of how animal and plant foods are digested and used by the human body. This book is an essential read for those who are considering or are already following a vegetarian or vegan diet.

Detoxification and Healing

 

By Sidney MacDonald Baker, MD 

Dr. Baker eloquently explains systems theory and the importance of viewing the body as a dynamic whole. He covers a wide range of topics relating to detoxification with the wisdom culminating from decades of practice. This resource is full of interesting anecdotes and is especially invaluable for those trying to navigate detoxification challenges.

Perfect Health Diet

 

By Paul Jaminet, Ph.D. & Shou-Ching Jaminet, Ph.D.

With more than 1000 scientific literature citations, the perfect health diet explains how anyone can regain health and lose weight by optimizing nutrition, detoxifying their diet, and supporting healthy immune function. They show how toxic, nutrient-poor diets sabotage health, and how, on a healthy diet, diseases often spontaneously resolve.

 

The Wahls Protocol

 

By Terry Wahls, MD 

While the book is based on Dr.Wahls' exhaustive research into autoimmune disease and brain biology after being diagnosed with progressive MS, this book is an excellent resource for anyone suffering with any autoimmune disease(s). It utilises the principles of functional medicine and uses food as medicine to mend a broken biochemistry.   

Regenerative Agriculture

Our current intensive crop and livestock farming systems come at an unsustainably high environmental and health cost. “Regenerative Agriculture” describes farming and grazing practices that, among other benefits, reverse climate change by restoring degraded soil biodiversity. 

 

Regenerative Agriculture is a scalable solution that harnesses the intrinsic power of nature and a solution we can all start to support by the conscious food choices we make. Why not visit the Recommended Retailers page to see if any of the options sounds right for you. 

- Online Resources -

 

The Rodale Institute is a US-based non-profit organization growing the organic movement through research, farmer training, and consumer education.

A non-profit project of the Organic Consumers Association, dedicated to building a global network of farmers, scientists, businesses, activists, educators, journalists, governments and consumers who will promote and put into practice regenerative agriculture and land-use practices.

A fun and interactive way to get involved in this sustainable movement by creating your own video and sharing it with the world. The Soil Story is designed to be the voice for a new movement of regeneration.

A project offering an amazing wealth of resources (including articles, videos, podcasts) for the ethically conscientious consumer. It is an excellent resource to explore in order to move beyond corporate interest, big food, flawed science, and naïve celebrities.

Here you can watch a short film about one farm's journey of transitioning from conventional farming to regenerative agriculture.​ 

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