There are an overwhelming number of websites, books and other resources to use. This list, like most, is not exhaustive. I have chosen what I consider to be the most reputable and informative. If you cannot find what you need to support your protocol, please contact me directly.
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Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon
This book is considered ‘the bible’ by most nutritionists of the traditional food paradigm. It’s an amazing cookbook of truly traditional recipes. However, it’s worth the price just for the Introduction, which will teach you more about food than you could ever imagine you didn’t know!
The Guide to Healthy Eating by David Brownstein, MD
Dr. Brownstein provides much of the same information as found in Nourishing Traditions (above), but in a quicker and easier-to-read format. $18.00 on drbrownstein.com
Get Your Fats Straight by Sarah Pope
A simple, straight-forward explanation of which fats are good and which are not, including recipes, especially for the busy mom.
Well Fed by Melissa Joulwan.
Actually a Paleo Diet cookbook, this is a great book to guide you to prepare a week’s worth of meals on one day of your weekend. Great for the working family.
Wild Fermentation by Sandor Katz
Fermented food is one of the most healing of all foods and it must become part of your diet: yogurt, sauerkraut, kombucha, sourdough bread. This is a small but comprehensive book to get you started.
Adrenal Fatigue by James Wilson, MD
If over the past years you have started to feel generally unwell, and doctors find nothing wrong with you, it could be due to adrenal fatigue. An eye-opener.
Why Stomach Acid is Good for You by Jonathan Wright, MD
It seems backwards that burning in your stomach (actually, it’s your lower esophagus) means you don’t have enough stomach acid, but this book will explain just why that is.
Detoxify or Die by Sherry A. Rogers
When you are ready to take the next step to optimal health, beyond diet, this is a great starting place. At some point you will want to detoxify your body, and you will be amazed at how many toxic substances you are subjected to other than poor quality food. Includes some advice on how to get rid of them.
NOTE: Most books are available on Amazon.com for best pricing.
Websites, Videos (YouTube) & DVD’s
www.WestonAPrice.org. The Weston A. Price Foundation is a huge repository of general health and diet information. Explore a bit at a time, or look for articles on specific topics. I also recommend you consider becoming a member of the WAPF; the organization is worth supporting. And look for a local WAPF chapter near your home. NOTE: The WAPF Shopping Guide is available in an app for iPhone.
www.NourishingOurChildren.org. Educational initiative of the Weston A. Price Foundation established to support the health of our children.
www.RealMilk.com. Learn everything you need to know about raw milk in one place. Also lists farms that offer raw milk, though it is not a comprehensive list.
The Oiling of America. Sally Fallon (WAPF) explains fats, the lipid hypothesis, cholesterol and statins. Available on YouTube.com.
Food, Inc. A look into what is happening to our food. Available on YouTube.com. You may find the DVD in your local library.
Genetic Roulette. An eye-opener, and moving, and so powerful, I don’t know that I’d let young children watch it! Highly recommend. Trailer available on YouTube.com, full film available at geneticroulettemovie.com.
Websites for Recipes and Food Preparation
Not all foods on all websites are organic. Read each item carefully. Also, if you are looking for raw items, be cautious as well.
Wise Choice Market — Many properly-prepared foods and ingredients.
Wilderness Family Naturals — Large variety of nuts, seeds, coconuts products, chocolate, clothing, personal care products, etc.
Cultures for Health — Yogurt, kefir, kombucha and other starters.
Tropical Traditions — All things coconut – and more.
Bremner Farms — Organic, raw almonds.
Purcell Mountain Farms — Beans, nuts, rice, corn.
Find Local Resources:
Eat Wild — Farms providing meats, eggs and produce.
You should employ an on-going effort to reduce your exposure to as many toxic substances as possible. This includes personal care products, cosmetics and cleaning products used in your home. The Environmental Working Group evaluates these and many other products for toxic ingredients, and rates these products on their website, www.ewg.org. Their skin care product ratings are also available in an app, Skin Deep.
- Dry Skin Brushing
- Oil Pulling
- Detox Baths
- Coffee Enema
- Clay Enema
- Liver Flush
- Juice Fast