Natural health books is my favorite section of the book store. So I wanted to include on this site some of my favorite books that have helped me on my path to where I am today.
I love to read and I have found that talking about a book is always a wonderful part of conversations with people.
It is my hope that you will try a book or two from this selection and learn about some natural lifestyle choices that are available to you. If you are willing to take the time to learn more about your body it will empower you to make more informed choices in how you take care of yourself and your family.
The Kind Diet touched my heart. It is well written with the personality of Alicia Silverstone throughout the book in her sweet, intelligent and kind hearted way that she shares her experience as vegan. It truly inspired me to take a look at my half hearted efforts at the time and take that step of commitment that I needed to take to feel good about my lifestyle.
Short and sweet chapters with a creative approach to "flirt" with a vegetarian goal or for more commitment try the "super hero" section. I think the recipe section offers some unique recipes from around the world.
The China Study is a fascinating book of research by T. Colin Campbell on animal proteins.
Drawing on the project findings in rural China, but going far beyond those findings, The China Study details the connection between nutrition and heart disease, diabetes and cancer.
The findings? "People who ate the most animal-based foods got the most chronic disease ... People who ate the most plant-based foods were the healthiest and tended to avoid chronic disease. These results could not be ignored," said Dr. Campbell.
This book is a must read for anyone concerned about health and the diet connection.
The World Peace Diet will take you on a deep level of how disconnected we can be to our food choices. Will Tuttle, PhD discusses the disconnect in our culture and how a child's sensitivity toward animals can still be alive inside of each of us if we just open our eyes to the pain and suffering that is a part of our daily consumption.
This book will give you insights to the way our world operates and a better way to live within it that can improve health and environment for a better world.
The Mad Cowboy is a powerful read about a cowboy to a cattleman rancher to a political activist. A man who knows how the meat industry works and how it affects on our diets and the environment.
Howard Lyman continues to speak about his own personal experience in the cattle ranching business and how that led him to adopt a plant-based diet.
The Mad Cowboy is an honestly written, urgent wake-up call to America, a heartfelt plea for all consumers to take a closer look at the food they eat, and how it is grown.
Robbins, heir to the Baskin-Robbins ice-cream empire (he rejected it to live according to his values), takes on fad diets, the meat industry, food irradiation, hormone and antibiotic use in animals, cruel animal husbandry practices, the economics of meat consumption, biotechnology and the prevalence of salmonella and E. Coli. Some details are downright revolting (euthanized dogs and cats often are made into cattle feed), horrific (some 90% of cows, pigs and poultry are still conscious when butchered) and mind-boggling (it takes 5,214 gallons of water to produce one pound of beef).
Despite all this and more distressing information, Robbins ends on a hopeful note, detailing growth in organic farming, public awareness and consumer activism worldwide, as well as policy changes.
This book will teach you how to: Restore hormonal function naturally. Keys to prevent osteoporosis. Say good-bye to hot flashes . Reverse annoying menstrual issues . Turn up the desire for sexual intimacy. It will help you to understand some of the mysteries of your suffering and deliver you to the causes of vitality and health. It will also help you make truly educated choices about natural hormone options.
Dr. Bob gives some helpful tips that he has given to his patients over the years.
World-renowned naturopathic physician Dr. Theresa Dale explains that, no matter what your age, your body already knows how to produce optimal amounts of hormones--it's all a matter of stimulating it to do so. More importantly, Dr. Dale arms you with a scientifically proven, 7-step program for hormone rejuvenation developed and refined over her twenty years of research and clinical experience. An easy, 100 percent natural approach to restoring your body's hormonal balance which can make living life much more enjoyable.
It is very encouraging to know that there are natural options available to help women through the murky waters of hormone imbalance during the different seasons of life.
Dr. Joy is a sociology and psychology professor who gives an introduction to carnism, which is why we adore our pets, revere animals in the wild, and factory farm others. This is one of the best books I have read on the psychology of why we do what we do, and give preferential treatment to some animals and not others.
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