Suggested Reading: Food & Diet

Eating Alive Prevention Through Good Digestion and  Eating Alive II: Ten Easy Steps to Following the Eating Alive System
By Dr. Jonn Matsen, ND

“This book and its newer food guide details how eating poorly affects your health and how to eat consciously and healthy.  Dr. Matsen does a great job of explaining the link between intestinal health and whole body health.  It is full of cartoon drawings, which help make its points.  Everything you sort of know about eating, but with excellent explanations.”

50 Ways to soothe yourself without food
By Susan Albers, Psy. D.

“If you use food to deal with  stress, consider this book.  Although many of us turn to comfort foods during times of stress, these foods may actually make our body’s more stressed out and add to disease. Dr. Albers provides alternative stress reducing techniques to help you reduce your dependence on food and may even help improve your health overall.”

Fats that Heal Fats that Kill
Udo Erasmus

“This book, although copyrighted originally in 1986, is still pertinent today.  It details why using safe fats is important to our health and why other fats are unhealthy.”

Healing with Whole Foods  Oriental Traditions and Modern Nutrition
By Paul Pitchford

“A nice primer on choosing foods for seasons and your constitution. For those with a desire to eat based on chinese medicine paradigms.”

Live Right for Your Type
By Peter D’Adamo and Catherine Whitney

“Dr. D’Adamo has done extensive research on how the antigens responsible for our blood types also influence how we interact with the external environment.  By eating foods and choosing exercises most beneficial for your blood type,  you may improve your overall well being.”

The Encyclopedia of Healing Foods
By Michael Murray, ND, Joseph Pizzorno, ND, and Lara Pizzorno, MA, LMT

“An excellent nutritional guide to beneficial foods.  The book details why these foods are beneficial, how to store them, and how to prepare them.”

The World’s Healthiest Foods, Essential Guide for the Healthiest Way of Eating
By George Mateljan

“This amazing resource provides wonderful pictures, cooking tips, recipes and explanations of the health benefits of easily obtained foods.  You can also subscribe to Mr. Mateljan’s daily recipe emails at