Good Books

This is both a bibliography for the sources of much of the technical details on this web site and a list of recommended reading for those with an interest in these subjects.

Good Books

I have never agreed with everything in any of these books and at times could not use some or even most of the recommendations made by these authors but they all gave me one or more pieces of the puzzle in my quest to understand the causes of chronic illness.

I have read thousands of books over the 40+ years I have studied health and experimented with many methods of health promotion but the following authors gave me the most useful and effective knowledge and approaches. These are the ones who have stood the test of time.


Energy:  How It Affects Your Emotions, Your Level of Achievement, and Your Entire Personal Well-being, Colin and Loren Chatsworth

Toxic Metals in Human Health and Disease, Dr. Paul C. Eck and Dr. Larry Wilson

Why Am I Always So Tired?, Ann Louise Gittleman, M.S., C.N.S.

Nutritional Balancing and Hair Mineral Analysis, Lawrence Wilson, M.D.

The Strands of Health: A Guide to Understanding Hair Mineral Analysis, Rick Malter Ph.D.

Grain Brain, David Perlmutter, M.D.

An Alternative Approach to Allergies,

Theron G. Randolph, M.D. and Ralph W. Moss, Ph. D.

Dr. Atkins New Diet Revolution, Dr. Robert C. Atkins

The Yeast Connection, William Crook, M.D.

Dr. Bernstein's Diabetes Solution, Richard K. Bernstein, M.D.

Nourishing Traditions, Sally Fallon Morell with Mary Enig, Ph.D.

Nourishing Fats:  Why We Need Animal Fats for Health and Happiness, Sally Fallon Morell

Know Your Fats, Mary Enig, Ph.D.

The Mood Cure, Julia Ross, M.A.

Depression Free, Naturally, Joan Mathews Larson, Ph.D.

Stage II Recovery: Life Beyond Addiction, Earnie Larsen

Toxic Psychiatry, Peter R. Breggin, M.D.

Co-Dependence: Misunderstood--Mistreated, Anne Wilson Schaef

Heart Failure, Thomas J. Moore

The Schwartzbein Principle, Diana Schwartzbein, M.D.

Good Calories, Bad Calories, Gary Taubes

The Fast Metabolism Diet, Haylie Pomroy

Trace Elements and Other Essential Nutrients: Clinical Application of Tissue Mineral Analysis, Dr. David L. Watts

Toxic Metal Syndrome: How Metal Poisonings Can Affect Your Brain, Dr. H. Richard Casdorph and Dr. Morton Walker

Anatomy of An Epidemic, Robert Whitaker

Mental and Elemental Nutrients, Carl C. Pfeiffer, Ph.D., M.D.

Nutrition and Mental Illness, Carl C. Pfeiffer, Ph.D., M.D.

Natural Healing for Schizophrenia and Other Common Mental Disorders, Eva Edelman

Depression Free, Naturally, Joan Mathews Larson, Ph.D.

Changing the Course of Autism, Bryan Jepson, M.D.

Children With Starving Brains, Jaquelyn McCandless, M.D.

Gut and Psychology Syndrome, Natasha Campbell-McBride M.D.

Healing Schizophrenia, Abram Hoffer, M.D.

The Natural Medicine Guide to Schizophrenia, Stephanie Marohn

The Natural Medicine Guide to Autism, Stephanie Marohn

Adrenal Fatigue: The 21st Century Stress Syndrome, James L. Wilson, N.D., D.C., Ph.D.

Chronic Fatigue Unmasked, Geral E. Poesnecker, N.D., D.C.

Statin Drugs Side Effects and the Misguided War on Cholesterol, Duane Graveline, M.D.

The Web That Has No Weaver: Understanding Chinese Medicine, Ted J. Kaptchuk