Books that have inspired me.
As I have gone through this path, these are the books that inspired me.
- Michael Pollan’s – The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals opened my eyes to how our food is produced.
- Nina Planck’s – Real Food: What to Eat and Why helped me to start understanding the differences between industrial food and real food. (Hint, if your great grandparents didn’t have it available, it isn’t real food)
- Barbara Kingsolver – Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life started me on my quest to preserve locally grown and seasonal foods.
- Sally Fallon and Mary G. Enig PhD – Nourishing Traditions: The Cookbook that Challenges Politically Correct Nutrition and the Diet Dictocrats Both a cookbook and a nutrition guide, this book follows Weston A. Price’s philosophy on what constitutes good nutrition.
- Gary Taubes –Good Calories, Bad Calories: Fats, Carbs, and the Controversial Science of Diet and Health I wanted to throw this book across the room and against the wall so many times, because I was so angry. Angry that what the government and the media told us wasn’t the truth. This book is fairly hardcore science and is difficult to get through, but the conclusions that Taubes, a scientific journalist reaches after spending 7 years researching the actual studies, are startling. Definitely not an easy read, but something that should be read and absorbed.
- William Davis – Wheat Belly: Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight, and Find Your Path Back to Health. Citing over 250 articles and studies, Dr. Davis points a finger squarely at wheat as the basis for much of the modern diseases that have wracked our society. Definitely a must read for those who suffer from obesity, diabetes, heart disease, ADHD, celiac and other gastrointestinal diseases.