Reading List

Many of these books are not widely available in New Zealand, but most can be mail ordered from Amazon Books.  Some of these books may be available through your local library, or inter-library loan.

 

Nutrition

Albert-Matesz, Rachel & Matesz, Don The Garden of Eating, HeartMath, 2004

A produce dominated diet and cookbook

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Allan, Christian & Lutz, Wolfgang Life Without Bread: How a Low-Carbohydrate Diet Can Save Your Life, McGraw-Hill, 2000

A doctor’s successes with low carb diets, and how it can improve all aspects of health

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Atkins, Robert C Dr. Atkins’ New Diet Revolution, Avon, revised edition 2001

Atkins, Robert C Dr. Atkins’ Age Defying Diet, St Martins, 2001

Why a high carb, low fat diet will age you, and how to eat a truly balanced diet

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Braly, James Dangerous Grains, Avery Penguin Putman, 2002

Information and ideas on gluten sensitivity and Celiac disease

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Cabot, Sandra The Liver Cleansing Diet, Ten Speed Pr, 1998

My review of this book

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Cabot, Sandra The Healthy Liver & Bowel Book, WHAS (NZ & Australia), 1999 [US – Celestial Arts, 2000]

My review of this book is to come

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Cabot, Sandra Can’t Lose Weight? You could have Syndrome X

Cichoke, Anthony The Complete Book of Enzyme Therapy, Avery Penguin Putman, 1998

Excellent Encyclopedia of Enzymes

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Cichoke, Anthony Enzymes & Enzyme Therapy : How to Jump-Start Your Way to Lifelong Good Health, McGraw-Hill/Contemporary Books, 2000

Introduction to enzyme therapy

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Colgan, Michael Optimum Sports Nutrition, Advanced Research Press, 1993

Comprehensive book covering all aspects of Sports Nutrition

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Colgan, Michael The New Nutrition, Apple Publishing, 1995

How to use nutrition as medicine

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Coory, David New Zealand Nutrition and Your Health, David Coory Publishing, 1988

Handy summary of why each vitamin or mineral is needed, signs of deficiency and what foods contain each one

Not available thru Amazon

D’adamo, Peter Eat Right for your Type, Putnam Publishing, 1997 (US)

My review of this book about eating to match your blood type

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D’adamo, Peter The Eat Right Diet, Century Books, 1998

UK, Australia & NZ edition of Eat Right For Your Type

D’adamo, Peter Cook Right for your Type, Putnam Publishing, 1998

Recipes for eating right for your type

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Douglass, William C The Milk Book: The Milk of Human Kindness Is Not Pasteurized, Rhino Publishing S.A, 2003

The Milk Book – How Science Is Destroying Nature’s Neatly Perfect Food

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Dumke, Nicolette Easy Breadmaking for special diets, Allergy Adapt, 1997

Wheat, Milk, Lactose, Egg, Gluten, Yeast or Sugar-Free, Low Fat, High To Low Fibre bread recipes

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Eades, Drs Mary Dan & Michael The Protein Power Lifeplan, Warner Books, 2001

My review of this book on their low carb paleolithic style plan

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Enig, Mary Know Your Fats, Bethesda Press, 2000

The Complete Primer for Understanding the Nutrition of Fats, Oils and Cholesterol

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Enig, Mary & Fallon, Sally Eat Fat, Lose Fat: Lose Weight And Feel Great With The Delicious, Science-based Coconut Diet, Hudson Street Press, 2004

Why we need healthy, saturated fats – esp coconut – to achieve weight loss and good health.

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Fallon, Sally Nourishing Traditions: The Cookbook that Challenges Politically Correct Nutrition and the Diet Dictocrats, New Trends, 1999

700 recipes : how to eat as our ancestors did, based on research by Weston Price

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Fife, Bruce The Coconut Oil Miracle, Avery, 2004

The health benefits of coconut oil and it’s Medium Chain Fatty Acids

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Fife, Bruce Coconut Lover’s Cookbook , Piccadilly, 2004

450 easy, tasty, healthy coconut recipes

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Gittleman, Ann Louise Beyond Pritikin, Bantam Books, 1988

Why the Pritikin diet is too extreme for long term use, and why we need good fats

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Gittleman, Ann Louise Eat fat, lose weight, McGraw Hill, 1999

Why a restricted calorie diet won’t work, and how supplementing with essential oils helps Amazon’s page for this book
Gittleman, Ann Louise Why Am I Always So Tired?, HarperSanFrancisco, 1999

How a copper/zinc imbalance can cause chronic fatigue

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Goettemoeller, Jeffrey Stevia Sweet Recipes : Sugar-Free-Naturally, Vital health Publishing, 1999

168 recipes using stevia as a sweetener, including some wheat and dairy free

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Gottschall, Elaine Gloria Breaking the Vicious Cycle: Intestinal Health Through Diet , Kirkton Pr, 1994

Using the Specific Carbohydrate Diet to heal intestinal damage, colitis, Crohn’s and IBS

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Katz, Sandor Wild Fermentation: The Flavor, Nutrition, and Craft of Live-Culture Foods, Chelsea Green Publishing Company, 2003

How to take advantage of natural fermentation processes to produce bread, yogurt, cheese, beer, wine, miso, sauerkraut, kimchi, and other fermented foods

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Kenton, Leslie The X factor diet, Ebery, 2001

Kenton, Leslie & Susannah The New Raw Energy, Century Hutchinson, 1995

Discussion of the fact that the enzymes present only in raw foods are at least as important as vitamins & minerals in the maintenance of optimum human health. See precis of talk given by Leslie.

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Loiselle, Beth The Healing Power of Whole Foods, Healthways Nutrition, 1993

Comprehensive book covering why we need whole foods, how to adjust to a whole food diet, and lots of recipes

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Null, Gary The Food-Mood-Body Connection, Seven Stories Press, 2002

Nutrition-Based and Environmental Approaches to Mental Health and Physical Well-Being

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Philpott, William Brain Allergies, Keats, 1980

How allergies can cause mental and physical illnesses

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Powter, Susan Stop the Insanity, Pocket Books, 1995

Getting off the dieting roundabout

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Powter, Susan Food, Orion, 1995

Followup book, about choosing good quality food, with a variety of recipes

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Price, Weston A Nutrition & Physical Degeneration, Keats Publishing, 1939

How the introduction of refined and processed foods has had an adverse effect on our health

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Ravnskov, Uffe The Cholesterol Myths : Exposing the Fallacy that Saturated Fat and Cholesterol Cause Heart Disease, NewTrends Publishing, 2000

A must read for anyone who has been told they have high cholesterol

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Ross, Julia The Diet Cure: The 8-Step Program to Rebalance Your Body Chemistry and End Food Cravings, Weight Problems, and Mood Swings-Now, Penguin USA, 2000

Read more about this book

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Schmid, Ronald F The Untold Story of Milk : Green Pastures, Contented Cows and Raw Dairy Products, New Trends, 2003

Why raw dairy from grass fed cows is healthier than pasteurised

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Schmid, Ronald F Traditional Foods Are Your Best Medicine : Improving Health and Longevity With Native Nutrition, Inner Traditions, 1997

The wisdom of traditional eating patterns blended with modern scientific knowledge

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Schultze, Kymythy Natural Nutrition for Dogs and Cats : The Ultimate Pet Diet, Hay House, 1999

Give your pet the raw, natural diet that’s best for it’s health

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Schwarzbein, Diana The Schwarzbein Principle: The Truth About Losing Weight, Being Healthy, and Feeling Younger, Health Communications, 1999

For anyone with weight problems, sugar addictions, insulin resistance or Type II diabetes

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Sears, Barry The Zone, HarperCollins, 1995

My review of this book about eating the right balance of protein, carbs & fat

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Sears, Barry Mastering The Zone, HarperCollins, 1997

How to use the Zone principles, includes recipe section

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Randolph, Theron An Alternative Approach to Allergies, HarperCollins, 1990

How allergies can cause mental and physical illnesses

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Valentine, Tom & Carole Medicine’s Missing Link, HarperCollins, 1987

Watson, George Nutrition & Your Mind, 1974

More about this book

Currently out of print in US

Wiley, Rudolph BioBalance2, Essential Science Publishing, 2002

More about this book (Note Amazon reviews are under his original book Biobalance, and are all mixed in together)

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Wolcott, William The Metabolic Typing Diet, Broadway Books, 2000

 

Health & Fitness

Ackland, Jon & Reid, Brett The Power To Perform, Reed books, 1994 (NZ)

How to train and how to avoid overtraining

Currently out of print in US

Batmanghelidj, Dr Fereydoon Your Body’s Many Cries for Water – You Are Not Sick, You Are Thirsty!, Global health, 1995

Brinker, Francis J Herb Contraindications and Drug Interactions, Third Edition, Eclectic Medical Publications, 2001

Ensure it’s safe to mix your herbs with your meds Amazon’s page for this book
Chek, Paul How to Eat, Move and Be Healthy!, Chek Institute, 2004

Your personalized 4-step guide to looking and feeling great from the inside out!

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Claire, Thomas Bodywork; What Type of Massage to Get, and How to Make the Most of It, William Morrow, 1995

Explanation and examples of different massage styles

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Day, Phillip Cancer, Why we’re still dying to know the truth, Credence Publications, 1999

Read about the coverup of how B17 can help cancer, and learn how to use it

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Day, Phillip Health Wars, Credence Publications, 2001

Wake up to the lies of big industry and learn about the real way you should treat your body

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Eisenstein, Charles The Yoga Of Eating, NewTrends Publishing, Inc, 2003

How to access and trust the wisdom your body has to offer when choosing food.

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Francis, Raymond Never Be Sick Again, Health Communications, 2002

Learn about the only 2 causes of disease – too much toxicity or not enough nutrients

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Hobday, Richard The Healing Sun: Sunlight and Health in the 21st Century, Findhorn Press, 2000

Why the sun is central to our well being and health

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Jeffreys, Dr Toni Your Health At Risk, Howling At The Moon (NZ), 1998

What Doctors And The Government Aren’t Telling You. Highly recommended.

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Kenton, Leslie Boost Energy, Ivy, 1997

Easy solutions for increasing your energy & stamina

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Kenton, Leslie Passage to Power : Natural Menopause Revolution, Random House, 1996

What every woman needs to know about the physical and emotional effects of menopause and options for preparing for & coping with them.

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Schlosser, Eric Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal, Harper Perennial, reprinted 2005

What the All-American meal is doing to the world. After reading this, you may never eat another hamburger.

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Stoll, Walt Saving yourself from the Disease Care Crisis, Sunshine Health Coach, 1996.

Why you can’t rely on the medical profession and how to win back your health yourself.

Purchase through Dr Stoll’s site

Vogel, H.C.A. The Nature Doctor, Keats, 1991

Weil, Andrew Natural Health, Natural Medicine, Warner Books, 1995

Info on prevention/treatment of common ailments using alternative methods that are safe, natural & effective. My comments on Dr Weil’s books

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Weil, Andrew Spontaneous Healing, Knopf, 1995

How to discover and enhance your body’s natural ability to maintain and heal itself

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Weil, Andrew 8 weeks to Optimum Health, Fawcett Books, 1998

Weekly steps for improving health

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Wilson, James Adrenal Fatigue: The 21st-Century Stress Syndrome, Smart Publications, 2002

Learn how to recover from chronic fatigue

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Relaxation, Learning & Creativity, Metaphysics
Becker, Robert Body Electric, William Morrow, 1998

The role of electricity in healing

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Davis, Martha et al Relaxation & Stress Reduction Workbook, New Harbinger, 1998

Workbook covering a wide variety of different types of relaxation and meditation techniques

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Dennison, Paul & Gail Brain Gym, Edu Kinesthetics, 1992

Dennison, Paul & Gail Brain Gym (Teachers Edition), Edu Kinesthetics, 1994

Eden, Donna et al Energy Medicine, J P Tarcher, 1999

Heal yourself and others using the body’s own natural energies

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Edwards, Betty The New Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain, J P Tarcher, 1999

The world’s most widely used drawing instruction guide

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Hannaford, Carla Smart Moves, Great Ocean Pub, 1995

Hawkins, David Power vs Force, Hay House, 2002

Discussion and explanation of human consciousness

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Nicolaides, Kimon The Natural Way to Draw, Mariner Books, 1990

Exercises designed to assist the art student to develop his own creativity

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Pelletier, Kenneth Mind as Healer, Mind as Slayer, Delta, 1977

Seminal book on mind-body medicine, exploring the link between stress and disease

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Silva, Jose You The Healer, Kramer, 1989

How to learn the Silva Mind Control techniques, and use them to achieve health and well-being

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Talbot, Michael Holographic universe, Perennial, 1992

Is our universe nothing more than a hologram?

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Wilson, Paul The Calm Technique

Easy to follow, step by step instructions on how to meditate the “Calm” way

Currently out of print in US, possibly available through Penguin books Australia

Wilson, Paul Instant Calm, Penguin Australia, 1995 OR Plume, 1999 (US)

Lots of instant relaxation techniques for when you don’t have time to meditate

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Wilson, Paul Completely Calm , Penguin Australia, 1998

Calm Technique & Instant Calm combined

Not yet available thru Amazon