There are hundreds, if not thousands, of books out there on health. Many of them are full of fluff and possess very little real information on how to achieve better health. Usually those fluff books have titles like “Lose 5 pounds in 5 minutes!” I always scoff when I see those books- weight is not a measurement of health. Starving yourself or eating nothing but cabbage soup for a month is not going to make you healthy, although you will probably lose those 5 pounds in 5 minutes. 😉
So which books are my favorites when it comes to REAL health?
Chemistry of Man by Dr Bernard Jensen: This one was a school book for me, but if you are really looking for something in-depth on minerals, this is worth springing for. Honestly, anything by Dr. Jensen is amazing and helpful. All of his books focus on true holistic nutrition. This is one of the *best* ones for a full on science guide to overall health and nutrition.
The Iron Elephant– if you are new to the world of iron overload, this is a good start.
Natural Detoxification by Jacqueline Krohn: This is another school book. It is a little old (published in 2000) but it has great information on how to reduce environmental toxins, and plenty of information on natural methods of detoxification.
Eat Wheat by Dr. John Douillard: This book is a great read! Dr. John explains the link between the lymph and the gut, as well as why eliminating trigger foods is not a sustainable solution. You need to actually fully heal your gut!
Deep Nutrition by Catherine Shanahan, MD. This book is amazing! It has incredible detail about how traditional eating can heal our “broken” and misbehaving genes. Over the last hundred years, our diets have turned into absolute garbage. Eating like our ancestors did for 1000s of years is the way to get back to better health.
Pottenger’s Cats: This study was a 10 year experiment with 900 cats to show the negative effects that poor diet has in each generation. This is a must read these days as right now WE are the generation that needs to undo the damage from poor diet over the last few generations. The good thing is that we all can heal!
My name is Kristin, and I've been on the path to help people achieve better health using whole food nutrition, mineral balancing, and holistic healing principles for almost 7 years now. The body is a whole and we must treat it as such! I have my Bachelor of Science in Natural Health Sciences, certificates in Herbal Studies from Herbal Academy, and I am constantly learning more about health to help my clients and followers.