Anybody concerned with their health and the health of their loved ones needs these essential references on their library shelf. I’ve done the research for you; listed are the essential titles to get you started on your health journey. Your purchases are greatly appreciated, and help support this site.
by: Dr. David Perlmutter, M.D.
The bestselling author of Grain Brain uncovers the powerful role of gut bacteria in determining your brain’s destiny. From Amazon.com:
“Debilitating brain disorders are on the rise-from children diagnosed with autism and ADHD to adults developing dementia at younger ages than ever before. But a medical revolution is underway that can solve this problem: Astonishing new research is revealing that the health of your brain is, to an extraordinary degree, dictated by the state of your microbiome – the vast population of organisms that live in your body and outnumber your own cells ten to one. What’s taking place in your intestines today is determining your risk for any number of brain-related conditions.”
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Other recommended titles
Cookbooks and food preparation
Clean Eats: Over 200 Delicious Recipes to Reset Your Body’s Natural Balance and Discover What It Means to Be Truly Healthy by Alejandro Junger
The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Fermenting Foods by Wardee Harmon
Food Matters by Mark Bittman
The Grain Brain Cookbook: More than 150-Life Changing Recipes to Transform Your Health by Dr. David Perlmutter, M.D.
Heal Your Gut Cookbook
by Hilary Boynton and Mary Brackett
GAPS experts Hilary Boynton and Mary Brackett show you how to prepare over 200 nutrient-dense recipes to heal and seal your gut and promote the body’s natural healing abilities to eliminate disease. The GAPS Diet is a healing protocol developed by Dr. Natasha Campbell McBride from her own experience in healing her son’s autism and clinical expertise in helping families and individuals recover from chronic illness. Learn cooking techniques and ingredients that are foundational to the GAPS Diet: stocks and broths, coconut, soaking nuts and seeds, cultured raw dairy. Read testimonials from the authors who share their experiences in realizing improvements in their own family members when following this life-changing diet.
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The Nourished Kitchen: Farm-to-Table Recipes for the Traditional Foods Lifestyle by Jenny McGruther
Nourishing Broth: An Old-Fashioned Remedy for the Modern World by Sally Fallon Morell and Kaayla T. Daniel
Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon Morell
Real Food Fermentation by Alex Lewin
Tender Grassfed Barbecue by Stanley Fishman
Tender Grassfed Meat by Stanley Fishman
Cholesterol is Not The Culprit by Dr. Fred Kummerow
Cure Gum Disease Naturally: Heal and Prevent Periodontal Disease and Gingivitis with Whole Foods by Ramiel Nagel
Cure Tooth Decay by Ramiel Nagel
The Fourfold Path to Healing by Dr. Thomas Cowan, M.D.
Primal Body, Primal Mind by Nora Gedgaudas
The Good Gut: Taking Control of Your Weight, Your Mood, and Your Long-Term Health by Justin and Erica Sonnenburg
Gut and Psychology Syndrome by Dr. Natasha Campbell McBride
10% Human: How Your Body’s Microbes Hold the Key to Health and Happiness by Alanna Collen
Natural Solutions for Digestive Health by Dr. Jillian Teta
Pregnancy, childbirth and beyond
Beautiful Babies by Kristen Michaelis
The Nourishing Traditions Book of Baby & Child Care by Sally Fallon Morell and Dr. Thomas Cowan, M.D.
The Belly Fat Effect
by Mike Mutzel. Forward by Dr. David Perlmutter, M.D.
Scientific research about how modern diets affect gut bacteria, and cause unwanted weight gain and chronic health issues.
Why chronic inflammation keeps you from burning fat efficiently, and why processed foods and other exposures such as antibiotics and c-sections are contributing to our obesity epidemic.
Listen to a podcast interview with the author here.
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Death by Food Pyramid by Denise Minger
Eat Fat, Lose Fat by Mary Enig, PhD
Everything I Want to Do Is Illegal by Joel Salatin
Folks, This Ain’t Normal by Joel Salatin
Full Moon Feast by Jessica Prentice
Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollan
Nutrition and Physical Degeneration by Dr. Weston A. Price
Real Food On A Real Budget; How to Eat Healthy For Less by Stephanie Langford
Real Food: What to Eat and Why by Nina Planck
The Revolution Will Not Be Microwaved by Sandor Ellix Katz
The Vegetarian Myth by Lierre Keith
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