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Pottenger’s Cats

  • (Francis Pottenger, Jr., M.D.) Presents Dr. Pottenger’s long-term nutritional studies on felines. Covers the effect of nutrients on the adrenal and thyroid glands and on the growth and development of musculoskeletal structures.
Effect of Heat-Processed Foods

  • (Francis Pottenger, Jr., M.D.) This study demonstrates the devastating effects of heat-treated foods upon the growth and development of cats.
This study is available from the Price-Pottenger Nutrition Foundation (www.ppnf.org)
Pottenger’s Prophecy

  • (Gray Graham, Founder of the Nutritional Therapy Association, Inc. with Deborah Kesten and Larry Scherwitz) It’s been called a “new paradigm” and “the medicine of the future.” At the same time, it is so profoundly changing our understanding of health and healing, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has poured $190 million into it. What’s the brouhaha about? The emerging new science of epigenetics, which reveals the foods you eat switch genes on or off that can lead either to wellness or illness. But this “medicine of the future” does even more, for it provides a crystal ball not only into your potential health, but also that of your children, even unborn generations. Be assured: the age of nutritional epigenetics has arrived. Pottenger’s Prophecy: How Food Resets Genes for Wellness or Illness reveals the foods that launch your genes on a path toward illness, as well as the diet that can activate “health” genes-often instantly-that promote a longer, healthier life. Regardless of your current health status, Pottenger’s Prophecy is the source for anyone who wants to eat to reset genes-NOW-for health, healing, and longevity. Read it and discover the food and nutrition secrets you and your offspring need to live up to your epigenetic health potential…for life. More than 425 references.
Healing with Whole Foods

  • (Paul Pitchford) Brings together authentic traditions of Asian medicine with current Western research on health and nutrition to create the most detailed sourcebook available on planning and preparing an optimal diet.
Worlds Healthiest Foods

  • (George Matelijan) George Mateljan’s new book takes healthy eating to a whole new level. It presents a unique nutrient-rich approach to the “Healthiest Way of Eating” with 500 Mediterranean-style recipes, most of which take 7 minutes or less to prepare. This book answers the question about what to eat to keep healthy. It focuses on the World’s Healthiest Foods, 100 delicious foods that are nutrient-rich, providing the maximum number of nutrients for the least amount of calories. The book is an inspiration not only for those who want to achieve vibrant health and energy but for those who also want a healthier way to lose weight by making the World’s Healthiest Foods the foundation of their “Healthiest Way of Eating.” The World’s Healthiest Foods are among the most flavorful foods in the world – so you can now eat healthier without sacrificing taste! George also explains why it is not any more expensive to eat healthy. The book complements the material on the whfoods.org website with innovative new ways to maximize the nutritional value of the World’s Healthiest Foods and minimize preparation time using quick and easy recipes that anyone can make.
The Encyclopedia of Healing Foods

  • (Michael Myrray, N.D. and Joseph Pizzorno, N.D. with Lara Pizzorno, M.A., L.M.T) One of the most comprehensive, user-friendly A-to-Z guides available on the nutritional benefits and medicinal properties of food. Also includes specific food prescriptions for more than 70 common ailments.
Eat Naked

  • (Margaret Floyd, NTP, CHFS, HHC) The benefits of eating fresh and natural, “naked” foods have been well-documented, but what’s less clear is how to incorporate these philosophies in readers’ own kitchens, every day, in a time- and cash-strapped age of takeout and fast food. In “Eat Naked”, nutritionist and holistic health counselor Margaret Floyd seeks to solve that problem by introducing readers to the easy-to-implement “eat naked” lifestyle. This book shows readers simple ways to begin eating naked right away, offering guidance for eating naked in every food group and preparation techniques that help maximize the nutritional value of food. Always mindful of the pressures and situations of real life that can get in the way of eating healthful meals, Floyd provides pragmatic suggestions for eating “next to naked” foods on the go, in restaurants, and in other circumstances where truly natural meals may be difficult to come by. A section on eating naked on a budget dispels the myth that healthy, fresh food can only be found in luxury grocery shops. Complete with recipes and cooking tips, this book makes it easy, at last, to enjoy whole foods and reap the benefits of a nourishing and healthful diet.
Why Some Like it Hot: Food, Genes and Cultural Diversity

  • (Gary Nabhan) In Why Some Like It Hot, an award-winning natural historian takes us on a culinary odyssey to solve the puzzles posed by “the ghosts of evolution” hidden within every culture and its traditional cuisine. As we travel with Nabhan from Java and Bali to Crete and Sardinia, to Hawaii and Mexico, we learn how various ethnic cuisines formerly protected their traditional consumers from both infectious and nutrition-related diseases. We also bear witness to the tragic consequences of the loss of traditional foods, from adult-onset diabetes running rampant among 100 million indigenous peoples to the historic rise in heart disease among individuals of northern European descent.In this, the most insightful and far-reaching book of his career, Nabhan offers us a view of genes, diets, ethnicity, and place that will forever change the way we understand human health and cultural diversity. This book marks the dawning of evolutionary gastronomy in a way that may save and enrich millions of lives.
Dr. Jensen’s Guide to Better Bowel Care

  • (Dr. Bernard Jensen) Based on 60 years of patient studies, this book provides specific dietary guidelines for proper bowel maintenance, along with a colonic cleansing system and effective exercise program. 25 color photos. 10 charts.
Digestive Wellness

  • (Elizabeth Lipsky) Sixty percent of the population has suffered from a digestive ailment in the last three months. Acid reflux, heartburn, gastritis, ulcers, lactose intolerance, and food allergies are among the many ailments caused by faulty digestion. Digestive Wellness was designed to help you understand the complex relationships between gastrointestinal physiology, diet, and health.
Dangerous Grains

  • (James Braly, Ron Hogan & Jonathan Wright) Dangerous Grains turns the U.S. Food Guide Pyramid upside down by exposing the myriad health risks posed by gluten grains (wheat, rye, barley, spelt, kamut, and triticale). The authors, leading experts in the field of food allergies, and celiac disease, present compelling evidence that our grain-centered diet is to blame for a host of chronic illnesses. Largely misunderstood and frequently misdiagnosed, these disorders can be prevented and reversed by the useful program outlined in this important new book.
Gut and Psychology Syndrome: Natural Treatment for Autism, Dyspraxia, A.D.D., Dyslexia, A.D.H.D., Depression, Schizophrenia

  • (Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride, M.D.) “Gut and Psychology Syndrome”, also known as the GAPS, captures Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride’s experience and knowledge of nutrition and the use of probiotics. She believes that the link between learning disabilities, the food and drink that we take, and the condition of our digestive system is absolute and the results of her work have supported her position on this subject. The GAPS Diet is based on the Specific Carbohydrate Diet, otherwise known as SCD (which was developed by Dr. Haas, and popularized by Elaine Gottshall).Order from http://www.shop.gapsdiet.com/
Second Brain, The

  • (Michael D. Gershon, M.D.) A groundbreaking new understanding between mental health and digestion. Dr. Gershon does a very good job of helping us understand the digestive system and the relationship between enteric nervous system and our overall mental well being.
Life Without Bread

  • (C. B. Allen, PhD, W. Lutz, M.D.) Discover how a low carbohydrate/high protein diet can prevent—and even cure—heart disease, diabetes, and gastrointestinal disorders. This book will illuminates how to feel better and live longer by changing the way you eat.
Sugar Blues

  • (William Dufty) This book, inspired by the crusade of Hollywood legend Gloria Swanson, is the classic, best-selling expose that unmasks our generation’s greatest medical killer—yet, at the same time, shows how a revitalizing, sugar-free diet can not only change your life, but quite possibly save it.
Caffeine Blues

  • (Stephen Cherniske) Get ready to give up that morning latte and kiss cola goodbye. Here comes Caffeine Blues, by Stephen Cherniske, M.S., the first book to expose the dark side of America’s No. 1 drug: caffeine. If you are one of the nearly 80 percent of Americans hooked on caffeine–a natural component of coffee, tea, and chocolate and a common ingredient in drugs, soda, candy, and other products–this book will be a wake-up call. In Caffeine Blues, Cherniske, a nutritional biochemist with more than 25 years of academic research and clinical experience and author of the bestsellerThe DHEA Breakthrough, reveals the truth about caffeine and explains how to kick the habit forever. Cherniske discusses how caffeine affects the body and brain and why it can increase your risk of dozens of health disorders ranging from osteoporosis, diabetes, and PMS to hypertension and heartburn. –Ellen Albertson
Primal Body-Primal Mind

  • (Nora Gedgaudas, CNS, NTP) Finally, a sane and science based departure from conventional thinking about nutrition. In this book, author and nutritional therapist, Nora Gedgaudas outlines the basic principles of how our bodies and brains function, and the role that diet plays in physical and emotional health. Based on fundamental human physiology and the selective pressures that have shaped it over time, Gedgaudas goes beyond low-carbohydrate ‘caveman diets’ and incorporates scientific research on food, exercise, brain function, aging, weight loss, nutritional supplements and emotional health to connect the dots between what we eat and how it affects us. Primal Body-Primal Mind busts the nutritional myths, takes on the revered food pyramid and puts all the pieces together in one simple formula for total health.
Protein Power

  • (Michael & Mary Dan Eades, M.D.’s) Offers a clinically proven way to lose fat, feel fit and stop aging. A pioneering husband and wife team shows readers how their groundbreaking, protein-rich eating plan can succeed where low fat diets fail. This program helps take off weight without counting fat grams or giving up favorite foods.
Eat Fat, Loose Fat

  • (Mary Enig, Ph.D and Sally Fallon) Based on more than two decades of research, Eat Fat, Lose Fatflouts conventional wisdom by revealing that so-called healthy vegetable oils (such as corn and soybean) are in large part responsible for our national obesity and health crisis, while the saturated fats traditionally considered “harmful” (from such foods as coconut, butter, and meat) are essential to weight loss and health.Just in time for the FDA’s new mandatory trans fats labeling, the three programs in this book, which features delicious recipes, show that eating healthy fats is the answer to losing weight and achieving good health for a lifetime.
Fats that Heal, Fats that Kill

  • (Udo Erasmus) Fats that Heal, Fats that Kill exposes the manufacturing processes that turn healing fats into killing fats, explains the effects of these damaged fats on human health, and discloses the information that enables you to choose health-promoting oils.
Water the Ultimate Cure

  • (Steven Meyerowitz) Water is an elemental part of our bodies’ make-up and a crucial ingredient of the human diet. Meyerowitz outlines the impact of dehydration on the human body and how his relates to diseases and dysfunction.
Body Type Diet

  • (Elliot D. Abravanel, M.D.) This book will show you a personalized diet plan for losing weight and keeping it off. With simple, easy-to-follow illustrations and the Body Type Questionnaire, you’ll learn which body type you are and the downfall foods to avoid for your body type, as well as a way to lose weight quickly and safely.
Our Stolen Future

  • (T. Colborn, D. Dumanoski, J. Myers) This groundbreaking work gives an utterly gripping account that traces birth defects, sexual abnormalities, and reproductive failures. It is indispensable for those concerned about the profound human impact on the environment, the well being of our children, and the survival of our species.
Oxytocin Factor

  • (Moberg, Francis & Uvnas-Moberg) From the world’s leading authority on oxytocin, a ground-breaking look at “the love hormone” and its role in everything from childbirth and bonding to human relationships.In recent years there have been exciting scientific discoveries about a powerful hormone whose role in the human body has long been neglected. Oxytocin is the hormone involved in bonding, sex, childbirth, and breast-feeding, as well as in relaxation and feelings of calm. It is the mirror image of the stress hormone (adrenaline), which triggers the “fight or flight” systems in the body. Much has been written about the latter but the many-sided importance of oxytocin is currently known only to specialists in obstetrics, physiology, and psychiatry. The Oxytocin Factor, by Dr. Kerstin Uvnäs-Moberg, is the first book on the subject for a general audience. The new research findings, as well as the potentially beneficial applications of this hormone in reducing anxiety states, stress, addictions, and problems of childbirth, are not only fascinating but of great significance to all our lives.
The Pulse Test

  • (Authur Coca) This classic bestseller shows readers how to find their personal allergies and avoid illness. The Pulse Test shows readers step-by-step how to discover their pulse pattern and test themselves to find out what foods and/or inhalants cause their pulse to work beyond its regular capacity.
The Homocysteine Revolution

  • (Kilmer S. McCully, MD) More than 30 years ago, a young Harvard pathologist offered the medical community a theory for the cause of one of today’s biggest killers– heart disease. It is called the Homocysteine Theory and is the medical breakthrough that inspired Andrew Weil to label Dr. McCully as “a visionary medical pioneer well ahead of his time”. This discovery has the potential to save millions, yet ironically destroyed Dr. McCully’s medical career. Homocysteine, a byproduct of metabolism, has been discovered to be a better risk indicator of heart disease than high cholesterol. A simple B6 vitamin and folic acid play a major role in controlling homocysteine levels. This proven theory will change the way the medical establishment views and treats heart disease. Today, the medical community is beginning to accept Dr. McCully’s findings transforming his story from medical heresy to legitimate medicine. Updated and revised, complete with a new introduction by Walter Wilett, this eye opening book combines Dr. McCully’s personal story and scientific philosophy with a fascinating exposition of his discovery and a special program to make use of this information to improve overall health.
The Crazy Makers

  • (Carol Simontacchi) Have you ever wondered how the food you eat affects the way your brain functions? The Crazymakers explores this question by looking at todays modern diet and how it interacts with an infant through elderly adults mind. Simontacchi supplies evidence identifying how the latest food products might be driving us crazy.
The Detox Book

  • (Bruce Fife) We live in a toxic world. Environmental pollution and disease-causing germs assault us continually day after day. Our food is nutrient deficient and our water supply dangerously contaminated. People today are exposed to chemicals in far greater concentrations than were previous generations. Diseases that were rare or unheard of a century ago are now raging upon us like a plague. Millions are dying from diseases that were virtually unknown in the past. Experts tell us that by the time we reach middle age, each one of us will have already been affected by either cancer, cardiovascular disease, or some other serious degenerative condition. Conventional medicine has no sure cure. Drugs, surgery, and radiation treatments can be as dangerous and debilitating as the diseases they attempt to cure. This book outlines the steps you need to take to thoroughly detoxify and cleanse your body from these disease-causing agents. You will also learn how to reduce your toxic exposure and how to strengthen your immune system.
The Fast Track Detox

  • (Ann Louise Gittleman) Once again, renowned health pioneer and bestselling author Ann Louise Gittleman has a quick, no-strings-attached solution that is also good for you. She is always on the cutting edge of developing new methods to rejuvenate the body and facilitate weight loss and she’s done it again in The Fast Track One-Day Detox Diet. Gittleman takes the age-old method of fasting and incorporates it into a safe and healthy one-day plan that helps you lose weight fast, gets rid of toxins, and gives your body a cleansing boost to prepare it for even more weight loss down the road.
Herb, Nutrient and Drug Interaction

  • (Mitch Stargrove) Understand herb, nutrient, and drug interactions for the safest, most effective clinical outcomes for your clients or patients.
The Nutrition Solution

  • (Harold J. Kristal, D.D.S. and James M Haig, N.C.) What constitutes healthy eating, and a healthy weight, has become a hugely complex—and too often vexing—question for those looking to discover, attain, and maintain their ideal weight. The Nutrition Solution takes a fresh approach. Based on the idea that no single diet is universally applicable, the book first shows readers how to determine their body type. Next, Dr. Kristal, who runs a nutritional clinic, outlines the appropriate diet for each type, including which foods to include and which to avoid. Dr. Kristal worked extensively with William Wolcott, the originator of metabolic typing, and draws on scientific studies to show struggling dieters the way to practical, healthful eating for each metabolic type. Included are detailed strategies for finding freedom from out-of-control food cravings—the downfall of many a dieter.
Fast Food Nation

  • (Eric Schlosser) Schlosser uncovers some unsettling truths about America’s reliance on fast food as an integral part of their diet. Covering history, present day and expansion of this powerful industry and how it impacts health, economy and culture.
Fat Flush Plan

  • (Ann Louise Gittleman, M.S., C.N.S.) The breakthrough carb-controlled diet that: melts fat from hips, waist, and thighs in just two weeks and reshapes your body while detoxifiying your system.
Metabolic Typing Diet

  • (William Wolcott & Trish Fahey) Customize your diet to: free yourself from food cravings, achieve your ideal weight, enjoy high energy and robust health & prevent and reverse disease.
Legal Guidelines for Unlicensed Practitioners

  • (Dr. Lawrence Wilson) For anyone in the helping or healing professions, Legal Guidelines For Unlicensed Practitioners will show you how to: Stay out of most legal trouble, present yourself and your practice to clients and the public in a professional manner, understand occupational laws and our current legal environment, know your rights and obligations as a practitioner…
The Small Business Owner’s Manual

  • (Joe Kennedy) An Owner’s Manual provides fast, practical and direct advice and that’s what you get with this book! The Small Business Owner’s Manual is useful for newly minted entrepreneurs as well as seasoned business owners and can be read from cover-to-cover or to quickly lookup information in the midst of a crisis.
How to Open or Improve A Successful Alternative Health Care Practice

  • (Theodore W. Robinson) This book will help you become the professional you can be in the burgeoning field of alternative health care. It contains marketing information, credit repair advice and a host of other things you will need to open your own practice or to improve an existing practice.
How to Succeed as a Small Business Owner and Still Have a Life!

  • (Bill Collier) Finally – an “Owner’s Manual” for your small business!Put your business on “auto-pilot.” Learn how to …- Use your business as a tool to enhance your personal life
    – Set ambitious goals and achieve them
    – Develop a real,working business plan
    – Use values to provide guidance to your staff – even when you’re not at the office
    – Get the right people on your team … and keep them there
    – Delegate effectively
    – Create a “self-healing” culture that practically fixes its own problems
    – And much more
    20 chapters. Each is a lesson in setting goals, making plans for achieving your goals, and executing your plans. Includes a free self-assessment!
Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity

  • (David Allen) In today’s world, yesterday’s methods just don’t work. In Getting Things Done, veteran coach and management consultant David Allen shares the breakthrough methods for stress-free performance that he has introduced to tens of thousands of people across the country. Allen’s premise is simple: our productivity is directly proportional to our ability to relax. Only when our minds are clear and our thoughts are organized can we achieve effective productivity and unleash our creative potential. In Getting Things Done Allen shows how to:€ Apply the “do it, delegate it, defer it, drop it” rule to get your in-box to empty€ Reassess goals and stay focused in changing situations
    € Plan projects as well as get them unstuck
    € Overcome feelings of confusion, anxiety, and being overwhelmed
    € Feel fine about what you’re not doing
    From core principles to proven tricks, Getting Things Done can transform the way you work, showing you how to pick up the pace without wearing yourself down.
Networking Magic

  • (Rick Frishman & Jill Lublin) Networking Magic is a revolutionary concept that shows you how to find the bestin all aspects of life. Whether you’re looking for the most lucrative job, the highest-rated child care facility, the leading medical specialist-and virtually anything else-this is the one book that gets you on the inside track to the top experts, the highest quality services, and the least-expensive products.Filled with resources, checklists, and step-by-step instructions that readers can easily follow and apply, Networking Magic is a motivational reference that gives all the information they need to succeed.
The Art of the Start: A Time-Tested, Battle-Hardened Guide for Anyone Starting Anything

  • (Guy Kawaski) What does it take to turn ideas into action? What are the elements of a perfect pitch? How do you win the war for talent? How do you establish a brand without bucks? These are some of the issues everyone faces when starting or revitalizing any undertaking, and Guy Kawasaki, former marketing maven of Apple Computer, provides the answers.The Art of the Start will give you the essential steps to launch great products, services, and companies—whether you are dreaming of starting the next Microsoft or a not-for-profit that’s going to change the world. It also shows managers how to unleash entrepreneurial thinking at established companies, helping them foster the pluck and creativity that their businesses need to stay ahead of the pack. Kawasaki provides readers with GIST—Great Ideas for Starting Things—including his field-tested insider’s techniques for bootstrapping, branding, networking, recruiting, pitching, rainmaking, and, most important in this fickle consumer climate, building buzz.
A Modern Herbal: The Medicinal, Culinary, Cosmetic and Economic Properties, Cultivation and Folk-Lore of Herbs, Grasses, Fungi, Shrubs – Volumes 1 & 2

  • (Margaret Grieve) This 2-volume set is one of the most comprehensive guides ever written for those researching all types of plant materials – including herbs, plants, shrubs – and the medicinal properties of these plants.
Holistic Herbal: Complete Illustrated Guide

  • (David Hoffman) One of the most authoritative practical guides to the use of herbal remedies in healing. Superbly illustrated. A must for every health library.
Nutritional Herbology: A Reference Guide to Herbs

  • (Mark Pedersen) Have you ever wondered which herbs are good sources of Iron, Chromium, Selenium or Calcium? Well, this book is for you. Mark Pedersen’s Nutritional Herbology is a one-of-a-kind resource book giving you a comprehensive summary of what nutrients are in herbal supplements and how they work!You will find detailed nutritional analysis for hundreds of herbs, including Chinese constitutional combinations. With each herb’s nutritional profile is an historical summary of the herb’s use, a list of medicinal properties as well as folk remedies.Nutritional Herbology is an indispensible reference for both the modern herbalist and for those interested in natural remedies. Over four years of extensive research and lab work has gone into bringing you this landmark work!TOPICS INCLUDE: How and why herbs work – Nutritional Analysis of scores of herbs – Scientific analysis that authenticates historical usage. Detailed description of active principles in each herb – How to decipher each herb’s herbal properties – Major acupressure and Iridology points correlated to herbal combinations – Easy to read charts giving vital information on each herb.
The Craft of Research

  • (Wayne Booth, Gregory Colomb & Joseph Williams)With more than 400,000 copies now in print, The Craft of Research is the unrivaled resource for researchers at every level, from first-year undergraduates to research reporters at corporations and government offices.Seasoned researchers and educators Gregory G. Colomb and Joseph M. Williams present an updated third edition of their classic handbook, whose first and second editions were written in collaboration with the late Wayne C. Booth. The Craft of Researchexplains how to build an argument that motivates readers to accept a claim; how to anticipate the reservations of readers and to respond to them appropriately; and how to create introductions and conclusions that answer that most demanding question, “So what?”The third edition includes an expanded discussion of the essential early stages of a research task: planning and drafting a paper. The authors have revised and fully updated their section on electronic research, emphasizing the need to distinguish between trustworthy sources (such as those found in libraries) and less reliable sources found with a quick Web search. A chapter on warrants has also been thoroughly reviewed to make this difficult subject easier for researchers.Throughout, the authors have preserved the amiable tone, the reliable voice, and the sense of directness that have made this book indispensable for anyone undertaking a research project.
Summing Up: The Science of Reviewing Research

  • (Richard J. Light and David B. Pillemer) A practical guide for scientists or policy analysts needing to summarize and evaluate what is already known about a particular topic.