You know, in high school and college I didn’t even like to read. My father used to pay me to read self-help books like How to Win Friends and Influence People or The Greatest Salesman. I can’t say I didn’t learn anything from them, but I can say I didn’t read them voraciously like I read today.
Today, the majority of what I know about health and nutrition comes from hours of research that I’ve read in books, magazines, on websites and even packages. We can learn SO much from reading even if it’s just for 10-20 minutes each day.
If you’re not a “reader,” I suggest you become one even if it’s reluctantly so. No time is ever wasted that is used to read.
Here’s just some of what’s on my bookshelf.
- Dr. Braly’s Food Allergy and Nutrition Revolution – James Braly, M.D. (This is the book that started it all for me. It was revolutionary and drove me to be tested the first time for food allergies in the early 2000’s. It is out of print but can still be found on amazon.com.)
- The Omnivore’s Dilemma – Michael Pollan (Also life-changing for me. It changed my food paradigm with the section on Polyface Farms.)
- The Unhealthy Truth – Robyn O-Brien (Political paradigm changer. Sorry.)
- Eat The Yolks – Liz Wolfe
- The Food Babe Way – Vani Hari
- Wheat Belly – William Davis
- Putting it all Together: The New Orthomolecular Nutrition – Adam Hoffer, M.D., Ph.D. and Morton Walker, D.P.M. (Don’t let the name scare you. This is a great reference book on how optimal nutrition can influence, heal and prevent physical and mental illness. I have referenced it a thousand times.)
- Be Your Own “Doctor” – Rachel Weaver, Master Herbalist (An informative guide to home health care.)