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Here is a not-so-short list of books that I think are fantastic. The works range from older to new, all groundbreaking and eye-opening. These made the recommended reading list because they are valuable tools to learning more about how to take back your health, as well as eating healthy, sustainable and socially-conscious food.

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Taking Back Your Health

Clinical Nutrition: A Functional Approach

Clinical Nutrition: A Functional Approach

Farmacist's Favorite

Crazy Sexy Diet: Eat Your Veggies, Ignite Your Spark, And Live Like You Mean It!

Crazy Sexy Diet: Eat Your Veggies, Ignite Your Spark, And Live Like You Mean It!

Thyroid Healthy, Lose Weight, Look Beautiful and Live the Life You Imagine

Thyroid Healthy, Lose Weight, Look Beautiful and Live the Life You Imagine

Drug Muggers: Which Medications Are Robbing Your Body of Essential Nutrients--and Natural Ways to Restore Them

Drug Muggers: Which Medications Are Robbing Your Body of Essential Nutrients--and Natural Ways to Restore Them


Headache Free: Relieve Migraine, Tension, Cluster, Menstrual and Lyme Headaches

Headache Free: Relieve Migraine, Tension, Cluster, Menstrual and Lyme Headaches

The Blood Sugar Solution

The Blood Sugar Solution

The Ultramind Solution

The Ultramind Solution

The Wisdom of Menopause (Revised Edition): Creating Physical and Emotional Health During the Change

The Wisdom of Menopause (Revised Edition): Creating Physical and Emotional Health During the Change


Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom (Revised Edition): Creating Physical and Emotional Health and Healing

Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom (Revised Edition): Creating Physical and Emotional Health and Healing

Good Calories, Bad Calories

Good Calories, Bad Calories

Mind Over Medicine: Scientific Proof That You Can Heal Yourself

Mind Over Medicine: Scientific Proof That You Can Heal Yourself

Why Can't I Get Better?: Solving the Mystery of Lyme and Chronic Disease

Why Can't I Get Better?: Solving the Mystery of Lyme and Chronic Disease

Healing Lyme Disease Coinfections: Complementary and Holistic Treatments for Bartonella and Mycoplasma

Healing Lyme Disease Coinfections: Complementary and Holistic Treatments for Bartonella and Mycoplasma

Diet for a New America

Diet for a New America


Food Ecology


In Defense of food

In Defense of food

Omnivore’s Dilemma

Omnivore’s Dilemma

Cooked

Cooked

Food Rules

Food Rules


Fat Land

Fat Land

Food Matters

Food Matters

Salt Sugar Fat

Salt Sugar Fat

Eat to Live

Eat to Live


Safe Food

Safe Food

How We Eat

How We Eat

Foodopoly by Wenonah Hauter

Foodopoly by Wenonah Hauter


Detox/Cleansing

The Blood Sugar Solution 10-Day Detox Diet: Activate Your Body's Natural Ability to Burn Fat and Lose Weight Fast

The Blood Sugar Solution 10-Day Detox Diet: Activate Your Body's Natural Ability to Burn Fat and Lose Weight Fast

Cleanse Your Body, Clear Your Mind

Cleanse Your Body, Clear Your Mind

Clean -- Expanded Edition

Clean -- Expanded Edition


Food Systems/Farming

Bet the Farm by Frederick Kaufman

Bet the Farm by Frederick Kaufman

The End of Overeating by David Kessler

The End of Overeating by David Kessler

A Place at the Table: The Crisis of 49 Million Hungry Americans and How to Solve It Paperback by Peter Pringle

A Place at the Table: The Crisis of 49 Million Hungry Americans and How to Solve It Paperback by Peter Pringle

Waste: Uncovering the Global Food Scandal by Tristram Stuart

Waste: Uncovering the Global Food Scandal by Tristram Stuart


American Wasteland by Jonathan Bloom

American Wasteland by Jonathan Bloom

This Common Ground by Scott Chaskey

This Common Ground by Scott Chaskey

Farmacology by Daphne Miller, MD

Farmacology by Daphne Miller, MD

Food Politics: How the Food Industry Influences Nutrition and Health (California Studies in Food and Culture)

Food Politics: How the Food Industry Influences Nutrition and Health (California Studies in Food and Culture)


Fast Food Nation by Eric Schlosse

Fast Food Nation by Eric Schlosse

A Dictionary of Food Additives by Anna Winter

A Dictionary of Food Additives by Anna Winter


Culinary Nutrition

What to Eat by Marion Nestle

What to Eat by Marion Nestle

Heinerman’s New Encyclopedia of Fruits and VegetablesHeinerman’s New Encyclopedia of Fruits and Vegetables

Heinerman’s New Encyclopedia of Fruits and Vegetables

Heinerman's Encyclopedia of Healing Herbs & Spices

Heinerman's Encyclopedia of Healing Herbs & Spices

Superfood Juices: 100 Delicious, Energizing & Nutrient-Dense Recipes  by Julie Morris

Superfood Juices: 100 Delicious, Energizing & Nutrient-Dense Recipes by Julie Morris


Heinerman’s Encyclopedia of Nuts, Berries and Seeds

Heinerman’s Encyclopedia of Nuts, Berries and Seeds

The Encyclopedia of Healing Foods by Michael Murray, ND, Joe and Lara Pizzorno, ND

The Encyclopedia of Healing Foods by Michael Murray, ND, Joe and Lara Pizzorno, ND

Food and Healing by Annemarie Colbin, Ph.D.

Food and Healing by Annemarie Colbin, Ph.D.


Eat, Drink and Be Healthy by Walter Willett, M.D

Eat, Drink and Be Healthy by Walter Willett, M.D

Superfood Smoothies: 100 Delicious, Energizing & Nutrient-dense Recipes  by Julie Morris

Superfood Smoothies: 100 Delicious, Energizing & Nutrient-dense Recipes by Julie Morris

One Bite at a Time by Rebecca Katz

One Bite at a Time by Rebecca Katz


Cookbooks

The Cancer Fighting Kitchen by Rebecca Katz

The Cancer Fighting Kitchen by Rebecca Katz

Natural Gourmet by Annemarie Colbin

Natural Gourmet by Annemarie Colbin

The Healthy Kitchen by Andrew Weil, MD and Rosy Daly

The Healthy Kitchen by Andrew Weil, MD and Rosy Daly

Nourishing Traditions: The Cookbook that Challenges Politically Correct Nutrition and the Diet Dictocrats by Sally Fallon and Mary Enig

Nourishing Traditions: The Cookbook that Challenges Politically Correct Nutrition and the Diet Dictocrats by Sally Fallon and Mary Enig


Blood Sugar Solution Cookbook  by Mark Hyman

Blood Sugar Solution Cookbook by Mark Hyman

Crazy Sexy Kitchen: 150 Plant-Empowered Recipes to Ignite a Mouthwatering Revolution by Kris Carr

Crazy Sexy Kitchen: 150 Plant-Empowered Recipes to Ignite a Mouthwatering Revolution by Kris Carr

How to Cook Everything Vegetarian by Mark Bittman

How to Cook Everything Vegetarian by Mark Bittman

Mark Bittman Kitchen Express by Mark Bittman

Mark Bittman Kitchen Express by Mark Bittman


Raw Food/Real World: 100 Recipes to Get the Glow by Matthew Kenney and Sarma Melngailis

Raw Food/Real World: 100 Recipes to Get the Glow by Matthew Kenney and Sarma Melngailis

How to Cook Everything Vegetarian

How to Cook Everything Vegetarian:

Feeding baby green by Dr. Alan Green

Feeding baby green by Dr. Alan Green


Feeding Little Ones

The Nourishing Traditions Book of Baby & Child Care by Sally Fallon Morell

The Nourishing Traditions Book of Baby & Child Care by Sally Fallon Morell

Raising Baby Green: The Earth-Friendly Guide to Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Baby Care

Raising Baby Green: The Earth-Friendly Guide to Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Baby Care

Healthy Child Healthy World

Healthy Child Healthy World

Free Holiday Menu

Nourturing holiday tips to stay on track Seasonally Inspired Holiday Recipes