9 Books On Healthy Eating Everyone Should Read


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Ready to change to a lifestyle of healthy eating but don’t know where to begin?   I’ve created a list of 9 books I highly recommend to help you get started.   Some of these books I’ve come across on my own, others have been recomended to me by customers while working at Stoop Juice.  Here’s your chance to swing for the fences by reading The China Study;   T. Colin Campbell’s best selling book which examines the relationship between the consumption of animal products (including dairy) and chronic illnesses such as coronary heart disease, diabetes, breast cancer, prostate cancer and bowel cancer.  If you’re like me (vegan) read The Raw Food Detox Diet by Natalia Rose.  Raw food detox is a safe and natural method to clean and rejuvenate the body, strengthen your immune system and get rid of many illnesses helping you avoid unnecessary medication.     

Breaking The Food Seduction: The Hidden Reasons Behind Food Cravings---And 7 Steps to End Them Naturally (Dr. Neal Barnard)

1. Start with a good breakfast.

2. Choose foods that steady your blood sugar.

3. Eat at least 10 calories each day per pound of your ideal body weight.

4. Break out of craving cycles, which can occur daily, monthly (with a woman's cycle), or yearly (with the change in seasons).

5. Exercise and rest are keys to restoring your physical resilience.

6. Use social support (friend, family)

7. Take advantage of other motivators. New parents, for example, may decide to eat healthy foods not just for themselves, but for the sake of their children.

Power Foods For The Brain (Dr. Neal Barnard)

In Power Foods for the Brain, Dr. Neal Barnard has amassed research and studies to demonstrating a program that can boost brain health, reduce the risk of Alzheimer's disease, stroke, and other less serious malfunctions, including low energy, poor sleep patterns, irritability, and lack of focus. The plan includes information on:

1. The best foods to increase cognitive function and boost folate, vitamin B6, and vitamin B12

2. The dangers dairy products and meats may have on memory

3. The role alcohol plays in Alzheimer's risk

4. The latest research on certain toxic metals, like aluminums found in cookware, soda cans,    and common antacids

5. Plus, more than 50 recipes and timesaving kitchen tips.

The Raw Food Detox Diet (Natalia Rose)

How to start a raw food cleanse?

Ease your way into it

Create a plan

Drink plenty of water

Take time off your workout plan

Just do it!

The Complete Encyclopedia Of Natural Healing: A Comprehensive

A to Z Listing Of Common And Chronic Illnesses And Their Proven Natural Treatments 

(Gary Null)

This easy to use reference book is ideal for the proactive natural healer.  Examples of listed natural treatments are allergies, alcoholism, eating disorder, Toxic Shock Syndrome and UTI.  Always check with your doctor prior to starting any treatment protocol to make sure you’re free from any underlying heath concerns.  Unfortunately, references to scientific research are missing, undermining the often solid advice that Null provides.

Joy Of Juicing (Gary Null)

A collection of juicing recipes from bestselling author Gary Null. The Joy of Juicing is a collection of fifty tasty and healthy recipes that utilize juicers for an array of dishes-from drinks, sauces, dips, and salads to soups, entrees, and desserts. His versatile recipes (occasionally) incorporate juice pulp (often discarded in recipes in other books), which is high in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants into many different types of vegan recipes.

Skinny Bitch - Bastard (Rory Freedman, Kim Barnouin)

Both books promote the same ideas advocating a purely vegan diet, “Skinny Bitch” targets women and Skinny Bastard is aimed at men.  In addition to advocating a vegan diet, the authors also say that one should avoid smoking, alcohol, caffeine, chemical additives (such as aspartame) and refined sugar. Sources are frequently cited throughout the book, a large number of which point to vegan websites.

Clean (Alejandro Junger)

Despite not being vegan, Alejandro Junger’s book titled “Clean" encourages meat eaters to make better food choices.    The goal of The Clean Cleanse:  

1. Eat vegetables and fruits, pastured/wild animal protein, non-gluten grains

2. Alkaline diet, high pH foods

3. Some liquid meals during the Clean Program

4. Avoid processed foods, gluten, corn, dairy and eggs, pork and shellfish, soy & alcohol   

5. Prepare with Elimination Diet, then Clean Program, then slowly back to    Elimination Diet (removing foods one by one to record reaction)– may also do some reintroduction of foods to check reactions to them

The China Study (T. Colin Campbell)

Zhou Enlai was the first Premier of the People's Republic of China, serving from October 1949 until his death in January 1976 due to cancer.  Once diagnosed with cancer Zhou Enlai authorized large study in order to collect information about cancer in Chinese population.  With 87% of Chinese population is ethnic Han (homogenous gene pool) — study highlighted massive variation in cancer rates among the population; some counties with 100 times more cancer than other counties.  The China–Cornell–Oxford Project was a large observational study conducted throughout the 1980s in rural China, jointly funded by Cornell University, the University of Oxford, and the government of China.


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