Recommended Reading

The books listed below are intended for educational purposes only and not as a substitute for a physician’s medical advice. We can therefore not accept medical or legal responsibility for having the contents of any of the books considered as prescription for any purpose.

The list is only a limited selection of the numerous outstanding and informative books that have been published on holistic health topics. They are available from libraries, bookstores, or can also be requested through inter-library-loan from your local library.



Lick the Sugar Habit by Nancy Appleton, Ph.D.
Although this book was written years ago, the negative effect of sugar on our bodies has not changed. The information presented is even more important today, in an out-of-control health crisis gripping the nation.

Know Your Fats by Dr. Mary Enig
Dr. Enig is one of the top world lipid scientists. Reading this book is more demanding, however, it is most informative and rewarding.

It’s All in Your Head by Hal Huggins D.D.S
Mercury is highly toxic to humans, a known fact by the medical profession for many years. The so-called “silver amalgam” fillings, which most dentists have been using for decades contains 50% mercury. They are toxic and harmful. Dr. Huggins, a dentist, lays out the issue and how to rid yourself of such fillings.

Healthy Bones by Nancy Appleton, Ph.D.
The book presents guidelines to help readers correct imbalances in body chemistry that lead to calcium loss. Dr. Appleton also discusses the consequences of unhealthy bones.

Beyond Antibiotics by Dr. Michael Schmidt, Dr. Lendon H. Smith, and Dr. Keith W. Sehnert
The authors explore the problems caused by overuse of antibiotics, and offer methods for building immunity, improve resistance to infections, and avoid antibiotics when possible.

Ultimate Anti-Aging Program by Gary Null Ph.D.
Based on the PBS Documentary “How to Live Forever.” Dr. Null writes: “We begin to age the moment we are born. How well we do it and how long it takes depends entirely on how well we take care of ourselves.” Highly educational, and rewarding.

The Gene Therapy Plan, Taking Control of Your Genetic Destiny with Diet and Lifestyle, by Mitchell L. Gaynor, MD
A renowned specialist in the fields of oncology and integrative medicine, Dr. Gaynor discusses a fundamental principal governing health and disease. He explains that even though we cannot change the genes we are born with; we can prevent and reverse disease with foods, supplements, and lifestyle choices that turn good genes on and bad genes off.


Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom by Christiane Northrup, M.D.
Dr. Northrup is a leading authority in the field of women’s health.

Natural Menopause, by Susan Perry, and Katherine A. O’Hanlan M.D.
A complete guide to a woman’s most misunderstood passage of life, illuminating the fact that menopause is not a disease.


Gut Solutions by Brenda Watson, N.D., and Leonard Smith, M.D.
The book presents natural solutions to digestive problems. It clearly explains many digestive conditions and includes easy-to-understand and helpful illustrations.

Restoring Your Digestive Health by Jordan S. Rubin, N.M.D., and Joseph Brasco, M.D.
A highly informative book which discusses symptoms, causes, and natural solutions for preventing or curing digestive illnesses. It includes food recommendations for optimum gut health.

The Thyroid Solution by Ridha Arem, M.D.
 Explains the numerous symptoms that can result from thyroid imbalance, and what can be done to correct it.

Solved: the Riddle of Illness by Stephen E. Langer M.D. and James F. Scheer
Another informative book about the consequences of thyroid imbalances and how to correct them.

Adrenal Fatigue, the 21st Century Stress Syndrome, by James L. Wilson N.D. D.C. Ph.D.
An outstanding and informative book which discusses the effect of ANY type of stress on the body, including excessive physical activity, certain foods, insufficient sleep, etc., the resulting health conditions, and how they can be corrected. A true eye opener!

Adrenal Fatigue Syndrome; Reclaim Your Energy and Vitality with Clinically Proven Natural Programs, by Michael Lam, M.D., M.P.H. and Dorine Lam, R.D., M.S., M.P.H.
The many seemingly unrelated symptoms are often signs of an underlying condition called Adrenal Fatigue Syndrome. This illness has become an epidemic in our complex, stressful, and hurried world. In his extraordinarily informative book, Dr. Lam lays out the root causes of Adrenal Fatigue Syndrome, its symptoms, and offers recovery methods for those determined to help themselves heal and return to normal living.  This highly educational book is also strongly recommended for anyone interested in wellness, for it is a true eye opener and a preventive tool as well.

Hypoglycemia: A Better Approach by Dr. Paavo Airola
Low blood sugar is seldom suspected or tested for, however, it is quite common and can lead to many debilitating symptoms. Although Dr. Airola recommends, among other things, a specific diet which may or may not work for you, his book is most informative and worth reading.

Sinus Survival, A Guide for Allergies, Bronchitis, Colds, and Sinusitis by Dr. Robert S. Ivker
Dr. Ivker offers readers practical diagnostic tips, a variety of treatment alternatives, including holistic techniques and preventive recommendations.

Oh, My Aching Back, by Leon Root, M.D., and Thomas Kiernan
A doctor’s guide to your back pain and how to control it without pills, injections, braces, manipulations, diathermy, massage, or surgery. This book was written many years ago, however, it is informative and most helpful.

Pain Free, by Peter Egoscue, with Roger Gittines
An outstanding book which shows how to break the cycle of pain and naturally heal one of the most significant disabilities of our time.


Healthy Healing by Linda Page, N.D., Ph.D.
Dr. Page has assembled a vast array of invaluable information on a wide variety of healing modalities and put it into a very user-friendly format and arranged alphabetically by disease.

Nutrition Almanac by Gayla J. Kirschmann and John D. Kirschmann
This book is a bestselling guide to better eating for better health. Arranged alphabetically by diseases, and includes other informative sections as well.

Food Your Miracle Medicine by Jean Carper
Based on 10,000 scientific studies, the book presents a wealth of practical information about hundreds of foods, how they can prevent or cure symptoms and other health problems, and about unhealthy foods that should be avoided.

Natural Beauty at Home by Janice Cox
The book presents extensive information and recipes of fresh, natural, and healthful ingredients for skin cleansers, scrubs, toners, fresheners, creams, lotions, shampoos, and conditioners.

The 15-Minute-A-Day Natural Face Lift, by M.J. Saffon
Forget about surgery! Massage and exercise away your lines, wrinkles, and sags. Simple facial exercises, that can be done while you walk, cook, or read the paper – with excellent results.

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