Books are one of the ways I connect my body to my mind.  I love reading, and love my library. It used to pain me to give away a book, or loan a book to a friend only to have it disappear into the ether…Now I just accept that some books are going to stay with me for a long time, and some are in my possession for just a brief time. These are some books that have made “the cut” in my library. A few at the bottom are kindle and quite affordable ($2.99 USD) There is no specific order, they are not in order of how much I like–or their usefulness…more in order of when I remember or read them I add them. Let me know what you think!  Here we go:


This book is the cornerstone book that I have new clients buy who want to know about the science mixed with the digestion/nutrition process. Written in very easy to understand terms, delves into the more complicated topics that can be mystifying to a newly diagnosed patient.

Digestive Wellness: Strengthen the Immune System and Prevent Disease Through Healthy Digestion, Fourth Edition



Dr. Lipski wrote a follow up book to her “Digestive Wellness” that is just for children. Children have different nutritional needs and requirements than adults and their bodies, need special attention during the formative growing years. I suggest this for anyone who has a child with digestive complaints.

Digestive Wellness for Children: How to Strengthen the Immune System & Prevent Disease Through Healthy Digestion


Written by one of my Great Mentor’s, Marc David. Marc created a revolutionary way of thinking about food, diet, psychology. I am a graduate of his School in Boulder–which honestly was a life changing experience. Don’t be fooled by the title if you are someone who does not need to lose weight. This is all about connecting with your food and body.

The Slow Down Diet: Eating for Pleasure, Energy, and Weight Loss



When this book arrived for one of my nutrition classes–I thought “this is ridiculously big”…looking like an oversized bible than a text book–It has George’s top picks for his 100 healthiest foods-and everything you would ever want to know about them! This book answers the question about what to eat to keep you 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! This book provides innovative new ways to maximize the nutritional value of the World’s Healthiest Foods while minimizing preparation time through quick and easy recipes that anyone can make. Most recipes take 7 minutes or less to prepare!

The World’s Healthiest Foods: Essential Guide for the Healthiest Way of Eating



Some things just can not be explained. This book goes into the realm of  the myths that some people with chronic illness hang onto.  Donald Epstein divides these myths into four categories: social, biomedical, religious/spiritual, and New Age. Interesting case studies that give opportunity for discussion into some of the deeper reasons disease manifests in some, and not others.

Healing Myths, Healing Magic: Breaking the Spell of Old Illusions; Reclaiming Our Power to Heal



I love this book. Let me be honest though, it is self published, in which it appears there might have been a bit of penny pinching in the editing department. Don’t let the funky sentence structure and a bit of sloppy chapter formation get in the way of some really useful information. Open your mind to the fact that your body, has a direct correlation to your mind, and vice versa.

Use Your Body to Heal Your Mind: Revolutionary Methods to Release all Barriers to Health, Healing and Happiness


The main cookbook Primer for the basis of my Nutritional program. There are many “Diets” out there…Sallon Fallon talks about eating and nourishing through traditional foods. Inspired by Weston A. Price, she set out to create a book of recipes that follows a diet rich in bone broths, simple and original grains and other delights.

Nourishing Traditions: The Cookbook that Challenges Politically Correct Nutrition and the Diet Dictocrats



The title of this book is what sold me to read it. I am truly of East meets West incorporation into wellness. Judith combines these two modalities in a book that opens the window to combining these two in to an easy to read and interesting perspective.

Eastern Body, Western Mind: Psychology and the Chakra System As a Path to the Self



Chinese medicine believes we have meridian’s running through our body–A basic understanding of some of this is Chakra’s.  Chakras are the seven spinning energy centers of the human body that control every dimension of our physical, mental, and spiritual well-being.  This book comes with two cd’s that I listen to at least once a week while stuck in traffic. Her soothing voice, guides you through opening and examining each Chakra as it relates to your body.

Chakra Balancing



Dr. Mate explores how are body’s try and communicate to us through symptom. Once you are diagnosed with something, how you proceed after that can be a very interesting thing to explore. I encourage the newly diagnosed to read this book.

When the Body Says No: Exploring the Stress-Disease Connection



Stuck in a shitty job? Always thought there was something more to earning money than clocking in and out each day?  This book is NOT for people striving to be Artists only. I think the title should be re-written to something more in line with Freedom in your life. I have “done”  this old time classic at least 5x’s in my life. Exercises, contemplation and all around thought provoking reading allowed me to envision how to start my own business, end a toxic relationship, manage crazy family members and MORE!

The Artist’s Way



Do you walk into a room and pick up the emotional radar of each and almost every person?  Are your feelings often hurt for no good reason when you experience something that most people do not react to? I myself am a highly sensitive person. It was not until I read this book, that it opened the door to the fact that this famous researcher found…some of US are actually neurologically wired differently than a high percentage of the world’s population. We are tuned into a realm that is unexplainable.

The Highly Sensitive Person


I downloaded this lovely Kindle book and read it in one afternoon. Srini has an unmistakable talent for presenting a collection of lovely prose that will get you thinking and pondering how to travel this wide Earth with purpose and feeling good about it at the same time…5 Thumbs up and beyond. Read this new thought thinker and glean all his wonderful suggestions…for a mere $2.99. : )

The Art of Being Unmistakable: A Collection of Essays About Making a Dent in The Universe



Joshua has coached me before in matters of business of the heart.  He can fine tune your goals to match with your heartbeat, is the best way I can describe our sessions together. His new kindle book is a short, smart journey for the soul seeker to begin and end their journey to wholeness. A easy–yet complicated proposition for all of us in human form.

The Sun Seeking Light: Ending The Search For Spiritual Enlightenment





A wise and compassionate exploration of how we can make sense of life’s chaos.

What do we do when life lurches out of balance? How can we reconnect to one other and to what’s sustaining, when evil and catastrophe seem inescapable?

These questions lie at the heart of Stitches, Lamott’s profound follow-up to her New York Times–bestselling Help, Thanks, Wow. In this book Lamott explores how we find meaning and peace in these loud and frantic times; where we start again after personal and public devastation; how we recapture wholeness after loss; and how we locate our true identities in this frazzled age. We begin, Lamott says, by collecting the ripped shreds of our emotional and spiritual fabric and sewing them back together, one stitch at a time.

Stitches: A Handbook on Meaning, Hope and Repair



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