Feeding the Whole Family by Cynthia Lair
One of my favorite cookbooks. It’s an easy to use whole foods based cookbook that uses a variety of herbs and spices to flavor the dishes. The book includes useful information about nutrition, organic foods, whole-food concepts, and a great kids section including breastfeeding, baby’s first foods and tips for the picky eater. Great easy meals the whole family will enjoy.
Allergy Self Help Cookbook by Marjorie Hurt Jones
This is the perfect book for anyone who needs to cook food free of the most common allergies. Recipes can be Wheat, Dairy, Egg, Soy, Gluten, Corn, Yeast and Sugar free. Great educational information about substituting foods for common allergens and tips for modifying recipes to be allergen free. My favorite for allergy free cooking and great recipes for baking goodies.
The Whole Foods Allergy Cookbook by Cybel Pascal
The first cookbook to eliminate all eight allergens responsible for ninety percent of food allergies. Every recipe is free of Dairy, Eggs, Wheat, Soy, Peanuts, Tree Nuts, Fish and Shellfish, plus refined cane sugar. Great resource book as it gives food list to keep on hand, shopping list and internet resources.
The Splendid Grain by Rebecca Wood
For those wanting to include more fiber and whole grains in their diet, especially wheat free options, this is the book for you. There are great individual sections with information and recipes on variety of grains including quinoa, buckwheat, rye, barley, amaranth, rice, wheat and others. Nice recipes for side dishes, main entrees and desserts.
Simple Treats by Ellen Abraham
A wheat free, dairy free guide to scrumptious baked goods. Simple alternatives to dairy, fat and sugar laden desserts. Easy recipes for you and the kids to cook together.
Eating Your Way Back to Health by Jessica Black ND (also available by contacting Dr. Jones’s office)
An easy to use and simply recipe cook book that is based on the philosophy of eating a diet free of foods that promote inflammation in the body. These inflammatory foods are often linked to many severe illnesses and can exacerbate the symptoms of arthritis, asthma, eczema, digestive complaints, diabetes, heart disease and much more. The diet is based on removing wheat, cow dairy, processed foods, refined sugars, potatoes and tomatoes, corn and caffeine.
Healing with Whole Foods by Paul Pitchford
A novel of information for those looking to improve their health by using foods as medicine. This book is dense with material and is often used as a resource by health professionals. It is a blend of Asian traditions of Chinese medicine and modern nutrition. It looks at the body from an Eastern medicine perspective, gives advice on the essential foods of health (proteins, oils, grains, vegetables, sweeteners) and supplies many recipes.
Living with Food Allergies a complete guide to a healthy lifestyle by Betty Wedman St. Louis
A combination of information in identifying food allergies and sensitivities, rotation diets, menu planning and food substitutions. Also includes over 150 recipes.
Breaking the Vicious Cycle - Intestinal health through diet by Elaine Gottschall
This is for people who suffer from intestinal disorders such as Crohns disease, ulcerative colitis, diverticulitis, celiac disease and chronic diarrhea. This book implements the “Specific Carbohydrate Diet” which is used to treat bowel disorders by breaking the cycle of damage and regaining normal functioning. A complete recipe section offers an assortment of simple and quick, as well as gourmet-type recipes. This book is one option for the nutritional aspect of these disorders but is by no means a cure all. It can be implemented with other healing modalities.
Get the Sugar Out - 501 simple ways to cut the sugar out of any diet by Anne Louise Gittleman
Get the facts about why refined sugar contributes to weight gain, mood swings, weak immunity, diabetes and more. This book gives 501 tips to ridding your diet of sugar, which isn’t always easy, but including even a few changes will make a difference in your health in a positive way. This easy-to-read book includes 50 delicious recipes and a week's menu to get you started. Get the Sugar Out is a great guide to low-sugar adaptations of favorite meals, snacks, drinks and desserts.
Family Nutrition Book - Everything you need to know about feeding your family... by William Sears MD and Martha Sears RN
Written by a husband and wife team who have 8 children and who have written more than a dozen childcare books. William as a pediatrician and Martha as a nurse, come together with their clinical and personal experience to write this informative yet ease to read family nutrition book. All the important foundations are covered such as reading food labels, what ingredients to look for (and which to avoid), how to trim fat from your diet, what makes up a balanced diet (not just the "food pyramid"), which foods are thought to prevent cancer, breast feeding, picky eaters and much more. Includes helpful food lists and recipes. Show your children by example how to eat healthy.
If the Buddha Came to Dinner - How to nourish your body and awaken your spirit by Hale Sofia Schatz
Many people don't realize that the simple daily act of eating can be a profound catalyst for spiritual growth, from experiencing a renewed sense of vitality to living a richer and more satisfying life. That's because each time we eat we have the opportunity to pay attention, care for ourselves, and feed the real source of our hunger: our spirit. Nourishment isn't a fad diet but a lifelong journey, and Hale Sofia Schatz is the ideal guide. Spiritual guidance, conscious eating, energy via foods and recipes are included.
Women’s Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine by Tori Hudson
A well encompassed resource book on how you can combine conventional and naturopathic health care to maintain and heal your body. This groundbreaking work covers the whole range of women’s health concerns, including cancer prevention, contraception, heart conditions, sexually transmitted diseases, menopause, osteoporosis and much more. Contains invaluable information to help you decide when self-care is possible and when an alternative and/or conventional practitioner should be consulted.
Women’s Bodies Women’s Wisdom by Christiane Northrup
Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom powerfully demonstrates that when women change the basic conditions of their lives that lead to health problems, they heal faster, more completely and with far fewer medical interventions. Western medicine and naturopathic medicine are both discussed in this great reference book. Dr. Northrup looks at the mind-body connection and how it relates to health and illness in a remarkable way.
Herbal Healing for Women by Rosemary Gladstar
The physical and emotional changes that occur at every stage of a woman’s life are discussed in detail, accompanied by hundreds of recipes for oils, salves, ointments, teas, and more. In addition, there are step-by-step instructions for the preparation of herbal medications and a materia medica section describing the healing properties of commonly recommended herbs.
New Menopause Years by Susun Weed
This book offers great advice for women going through menopause whether their taking hormones or pursing natural therapies. Susun truly incorporates the physical, spiritual and emotional aspects of a women’s health as she experiences hormonal changes. This book focuses on alternative and herbal medicine, meditation and spirituality while looking at the essence of plants and their healing realms.
Your Vital Child - A natural healing guide for caring parents by Mark and Angela Stengler NDs
An ultimate resource book written by naturopathic physicians for using food, vitamins, herbs, aroma therapy, homeopathy and other natural methods in treating and optimizing your child’s health. The book contains a great overview section of natural medicine’s therapies and a thorough section of A-Z common ailments. A great book for a library for anyone with kids.
Homeopathic Self Care - Quick and Easy Guide for the Whole Family by Robert Ullman and Judith Rechenberg-Ullman
The authors aim to provide a "simple, practical, highly informative yet user friendly guide to self treatment," of first aide or acute conditions using homeopathy. This well-organized book explains homeopathy and how to analyze, select and administer homeopathic medicines. A valuable list of ailments with common homeopathic remedies is given. This is a great book to have on hand to safely and effectively treat acute concerns for you and your family.
Homeopathic Medicine at Home by Maesimund Panos MD and Jane Heimlich
This is a holistic and easy book to use homeopathy for treating common ailments and children’s and women’s health concerns. It includes a great section on building your own home remedy kit, the most valuable and essential remedies to have on hand. This book was originally written to accompany many 28 homeopathic remedy home kits.
The Way of Herbs by Michael Tierra
The first line of this book: “Health is a reflection of the balance between the different aspects of ourselves (body, mind, soul) and our environment, our experiences, our associations and our food.” This is very much a book on how to bring health, nourishment and balance back into your life using herbal medicine. A great herbal resource.
New Encyclopedia of Herbs and Their Uses by Deni Brown
Produced by the Herb Society of America, this is one of the most comprehensive illustrated encyclopedia of herbs available. It's A-Z format lists the medicinal and culinary properties of each herb, along with detailed information on how to plant, grow, and harvest the herbs in your home garden. This book is organized by herbs rather than medical ailments.
Prescription for Herbal Healing: An Easy-to-Use A-Z Reference to Hundreds... by Phyllis A. Balch
This textbook is designed around pathology with the corresponding herbs for treatment. 150 common disorders, conveniently arranged in alphabetical order from acne to yeast infection, with the herbal therapies used to treat that condition are given. Basic principles of herbal medicine and the properties and characteristics of some 160 single herbs and 60 herbal combination formulas are also discussed. Great introductory book on herbs and the illnesses that they treat. Good for the novice herbalist.
Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine by M. Murray ND, J. Pizzorno ND
Often considered the ‘bible of natural medicine’, this book is written by Joe Pizzorno ND, one of the founders of Bastyr University and by Michael Murray ND, a well respected and published naturopathic doctor. This informative and hefty book focuses on promoting health and treating diseases with nontoxic, natural therapies. It shows you how to improve your health through a positive mental attitude, healthy lifestyle, health-promoting diet, and supplements, with plenty of practical tips. The majority of the book focuses on natural remedies for over 70 ailments.
The Inflammation Syndrome by Jack Challem
Inflammation is the underlying cause of virtually all chronic illnesses from heart disease, arthritis, cancer, diabetes and more. This book gives the latest research on what to eat and supplementations to decrease inflammation in the body. The typical Western diet promotes inflammation and disease. “In a scientifically accurate and easy-to-understand manner, Jack Challem lays out the basic nutrition plan for good health and weight loss–a plan that mimics many features of the ancestral and native human diet.”
How to Prevent and Treat Diabetes with Natural Medicine by Michael Murray ND
An expert on diabetes and natural medicine, Dr Murray shows how to prevent diabetes, how to manage the disease and even reverse its effects. A combination of dietary, lifestyle, and nutritional supplementation strategies are given for prevention and treatment of the disease. The role of attitude, personality, emotions, lifestyle, stress and sleep are discussed in the prevention and treatment of diabetes.
New Bach Flower Therapies by Dietmar Krämer
Bach flower remedies are essences taken from flowers that help to correct imbalances in the body on an emotional and spiritual level. These are profound and deep healing remedies that can work very effectively on the core disturbance to many illnesses, the emotional aspect contributing to disease. This book teaches you how to prescribe and efficiently use flower essence for overall health and healing.