Monday, August 15, 2011

Book List

I get great emails everyday and many of them are my blogging prompts. One email that I get often is where I get my info and what I suggest for reading. That is always a little tough for me to answer because I have read everything I could for at least 25 years so to go back and say where I learned it all, is impossible. However, there are some basic "food bibles" that I think everyone should read to get a good understanding of the truth of food. They are overwhelming but you take it one step at a time. Work on one principle and then move to the next when you are ready. There is so much false information out there so you need to be careful. Many times you will get information that is backed by a certain group trying to push their product. These books aren't affiliated with products. They speak the gospel of nutrition and I love them for that.

My top picks:

Nourishing Traditions 
by Sally Fallon

This is the best book I have ever read on food. She has lots of crazy recipes that i probably won't try but the information in the sidebars and everywhere else helps you understand how our ancestors got it and we have lost it. LOVE this book to pieces.

In Defense of Food
by Michael Pollan

Super great book also about the true value of food. This is usually at Costco and I read most of it on multiple visits there before I finally grabbed it to take home.

The China Study is a great book to read especially if you want to understand the role meat plays in the diet. It is a great book if you are on the fence about becoming a vegetarian. It helps you understand the diet and long term health. 

Nourishing Hope
by Julie Matthews

This book is for anyone who has kids on the spectrum from autism to ADD or even gut issues. It clearly explains the role of supplements and food relating to the gut. It lists the various diets and how they work. It is scientific and brings hope. I have read this book so many times that I think I could teach it for a living. 

My other daily feeds are my email subscriptions to Dr. Weil and Dr. Mercola. Keep in mind that these two are always trying to sell something but their daily news topics are always informative. I don't buy any of their products but they do usually have some pretty good info backed by research. They keep my mind going and usually spur me into further research.

Anyone have anything else they would like to add? There are so many great reads out there. The world is waking up. Slowly.

If you need a book , click on my amazon link. Amazon is the best place to by books! I usually buy them used for about half the price.

Happy reading!

PS, I have two more gallons of Coconut oil for the next order. Any takers? $60 per gallon.


rachel said...

i also love dr. ben kim's daily emails. he has some great recipes as well as lots of useful information.

Andy said...

I have all almost those books on my shelf and I love them too!! I have not read The China Study.....I am going to have to pick that up.

And I do like Dr Mercolas ideas too. Yes, it always seems like hes selling but he shares good information too!

Liesl said...

I really like The Maker's Diet. Very informative and he related his own difficult experiences all throughout the book.