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Primary Resources for The Juice Feasting Program
There are over 500 books and films that we have used as Primary Resources for The 92-Day Juice Feasting Nutrition Program, along with thousands of other studies, articles, interviews, online resources, and so on.
From my years of research for my Masters degree in Nutrition, my work as Dr. Gabriel Cousens’ Research Assistant, discussions with numerous leaders in the field of integrated nutrition, a well-read library of over 3500 books, and as a Juice Feasting Coach, I have put together for you a list of some of the most powerful books on nutrition and healing available.
This annotated list includes pictures of the books so that you can pre-load some of the information in the 92-Day Juice Feasting Nutrition Program so that when you actually get to the files/downloads themselves, your mind will already be initially familiar with the subject matter.
This is just part of the way that Katrina and I have tried to make assimilation of this very important information easier and more engaging for you.
We highly encourage you to order the books on this list either now, or in the future as we whet your appetite for a greater understanding about the amazing benefits you will realize through this program in Juice Feasting and Integrated Nutrition.
Get EXCITED! These are some of the best books on nutrition and life transformation ever written.
P.S. I have a bonus for you – My 5 Top Books List. It is a nice half-hour discussion about the Top 5 books I recommend after all my years of reading. These books have been some of the most significant encounters of my life, and that of my private clients and course members. Have a great day, and I look forward to seeing you for our truly transformative Trainings, Courses, and Programs. Now here is My Top 5 Books List for you:
The Primary Resources for The Juice Feasting Program
Wake Up and Take Control of Your Life!
Anthony Robbins, the nation’s leader in the science of peak performance, shows you his most effective strategies and techniques for mastering your emotions, your body, your relationships, your finances, and your life. The acknowledged expert in the psychology of change, Anthony Robbins provides a step-by-step program teaching the fundamental lessons of self-mastery that will enable you to discover your true purpose, take control of your life and harness the forces that shape your destiny.
“The only true security in life comes from knowing that every single day you are improving yourself in some way, that you are increasing the caliber of who you are and that you are valuable to your company, your friends, and your family. I don’t worry about maintaining the quality of my life, because every day I work on improving it.” – Anthony Robbins
—Reviewed by Dan Jerke
This was my first book that got me into the “raw movement.” It changed my life, touching every aspect of my being. I cannot express my gratitude toward David Wolfe for creating this masterpiece. Anyone seeking a life of optimism, joy, and success on a personal level should own The Sunfood Diet Success System!
Wolfe’s book contains 36 chapters of health transformation. Only ten or so of these specifically deal with the diet, while the book’s key focus is on the mental transformation required. Each chapter has exercises at the end for the physical (diet) and mental changes. As recommended by David, keeping a journal and log of your diet will help with the transformation. The book begins with six chapters that ask you to take a look into your life. “Beliefs,” “Goals,” “Thoughts are Things,” and “Faith” are a few of the chapters that promote your well-being on a spiritual level.
Starting with chapter 7, “The Sunfood Diet,” the book introduces us to the diet of uncooked fruits, vegetables, and nuts. For those of you who have been wondering about this lifestyle, it’s eating foods in their natural, unadulterated state. It is a step further than veganism, being called “raw-veganism.” David thoroughly covers all aspects of eating raw. Items discussed are detoxification, food-combining, the SunFood Triangle (new pyramid), hybridized food, common questions, myths, and the wonders of a diet free of toxicity.
“Your idea of the world (what you believe the world is) manifests everything in your life. When you change your idea of the world, the world itself changes. Essentially, your mission isn’t to set the world right, but simply to set yourself right. The world does not change, we change.”
The Sunfood Diet Success System is filled with all of David’s love. Every page is an inspiration. I can’t begin to express my gratitude for the information that was revealed to me in this book. Its knowledge has continued to enlighten me through the last year. Inspirational, motivational; it’s everything. Please get this book – do it for yourself.
David Wolfe is an internationally renowned health lecturer who has electrified audiences the world over with his warm and engaging charisma, as well as the amazing information that he has gathered on live food nutrition.
This fourth edition of Triple Your Reading Speed does just that — with self-quizzes and tests that make it fun and simple to acquire the skills that will give you an edge in school and on the job. The renowned Acceleread Method helps you to break old habits that may be slowing you down, and develop strategies for increased comprehension in less time, with:
eye exercises to control and expand vision
drills for practicing pacing and block reading
strategies for mastering the “two-stop” reading method…and more!
With all the information on Juice Feasting, you can see that we read a lot. Of the six books on speed reading that we reviewed, this one was best. Reading this book, your ability to pick up information and retain it will improve dramatically, and this is key to shifting your life. Anthony Robbins is right, “Readers are leaders!”
About the Author: WADE E. CUTLER developed the Cutler Accleread Method, which has been successfully taught in a classroom setting to thousands of students and professionals.
This is the latest, greatest compendium on juicing and juice therapy in the 21st century. Chapter subjects include power drinks for the body and mind, for longevity, nutrient sources, and much more. The material is presented clearly, with lightness and humor, which Steve Meyerwitz is known for! A major part of the book presents drinks, which may be teas, smoothies, citrus juices or other kinds of vegetable or fruit juices, for specific conditions. There are chapters on power drinks for the physical body, for the mind, and for longevity. The longest chapter, called “Power drinks – Medicine Chest”, details nutritional therapies and recipes for 115 different health disorders. The author has been a raw-food vegetarian for over 20 years.
This book shows how to multiply the body’s ability to fight disease and infection using the healing power of 83 different juices. Nutritional contents of every juice are presented, including particular vitamins and minerals each concoction provides. This is one of the most valuable resources for a beginning Juice Feaster, even for the person advanced in Live Food Nutrition. An excellent reference that will put to rest any question as to the healing power of juices, and the extraordinary variety we have available to us.
This is our favorite book on juices. Get this book, and access it at different points of your Feast as you are accessing the best produce ever. A great book to build your confidence in the reality of food as medicine. Your produce loves you.
The Magnum Opus of Dr. Gabriel Cousens, M.D. A MUST BUY. (2000, latest edition, 850 pages)
Referred to as the “Vegetarian Bible” for both beginners and advanced students of health. Presents an awareness of how the food we eat affects our body, emotions, mind, and spiritual life, using the ayurvedic teachings to guide the individual. This book gives you guidelines to bring your body, mind, emotions, and spirit into alignment. In this era where so many things are condensed or encapsulated, reading a book with 850 pages is a daunting task. In this case, it’s worth the effort. In Conscious Eating Gabriel Cousens has compiled a handbook that emphasizes the benefits of a raw food diet. He has woven together many philosophies from around the world and incorporated them into a body-mind-spirit program that will be beneficial to the individual and to all mankind. The book is a valuable reference tool that belongs in every conscious eater’s library.
As a leader in natural medicine research and writing, Dr. Richard Anderson holds a special place in the alternative health world. With his first Book, Cleanse and Purify Thyself, he awoke tens of thousands of people to the physical and spiritual benefits of internal cleansing.With this new updated version of the extremely popular Cleanse and Purify Thyself, Dr. Richard Anderson shows clearly and scientifically the awesome power of cleansing to rejuvenate health rapidly and remarkably. Stimulating, shocking and very educational, Book One is full of truths never before presented in book form. Most people read it fascinated, absorbing information like a dry sponge absorbs water.
Dr. Joel Fuhrman’s book Eat to Live is one of the most medically referenced books on diet and nutrition available. Eat to Live offers a healthy, effective, and scientifically proven Six-Week Plan for shedding a radical amount of weight quickly, using nutrient-dense plant-baed foods. The key to the program’s success is simple: health = nutrients / calories. When the ratio of nutrients to calories in the food you eat is high, fat melts away. The more nutrient-dense food you consume, the more you will be satisfied with fewer calories and the less you will crave fat and high-calorie foods. Eat to Live will help you live longer, reduce your need for medications, and improve your overall health dramatically. It is a book that will change the way you want to eat. Most of all, though, Eat to Live will enable you to lose more weight than you ever thought possible. I have used some excellent research material from this book for the Juice Feasting program to help illustrate the importance and viabilitiy of a plant-based diet, using clinical research.
The Master Cleanser diet/fast otherwise known as the lemonade diet (lemonade fast) has been around close to 50 years. According to your Fasting Blood Sugar levels that you will calculate before the Juice Feast, this is an potent cleansing drink that can be used occasionally in place of some of your fruit juice during the Feast.
You will use an updated recipe for The Master Cleanser in addition to your fresh juices in the Juice Feasting Program.
Among his many gifts, Joseph Campbell’s most impressive was the unique ability to take a contemporary situation, such as the murder and funeral of President John F. Kennedy, and help us understand its impact in the context of ancient mythology. Herein lies the power of The Power of Myth, showing how humans are apt to create and live out the themes of mythology. Based on a six-part PBS television series hosted by Bill Moyers, this classic is especially compelling because of its engaging question-and-answer format, creating an easy, conversational approach to complicated and esoteric topics. For example, when discussing the mythology of heroes, Campbell and Moyers smoothly segue from the Sumerian sky goddess Inanna to Star Wars’ mercenary-turned-hero, Han Solo.
Most impressive is Campbell’s encyclopedic knowledge of myths, demonstrated in his ability to recall the details and archetypes of almost any story, from any point and history, and translate it into a lesson for spiritual living in the here and now. – Amazon.com, Gail Hudson
THERE’S NO REASON TO SUFFER. GET THE MIRACLE OF MSM WORKING FOR YOU.
MSM, or methylsulfonylmethane, is the first safe, natural, side-effect free remedy for many types of pain and inflammatory conditions. In this authoritative look at MSM, Drs. Stanley Jacob and Ronald Lawrence reveal how to tap into the benefits of this amazing “miracle” compound. Experienced in the successful treatment of thousands of patients for pain, they explain how to take MSM—how much, when, with what foods, and in what form—to relieve pain in its many varieties, including:
DEGENERATIVE ARTHRITIS – CHRONIC BACK PAIN – CHRONIC HEADACHE – MUSCLE PAIN – FIBROMYALGIA – TENDINITIS AND BURSITIS – CARPAL TUNNEL SYNDROME – TMJ – POST-TRAUMATIC PAIN AND INFLAMMATION – ALLERGIES AND MORE
This is the “Bible” of alternative medicine. It should be required for every school and family library. It provides the most comprehensive review of consumer health topics provided by world-class experts in myriad fields of health and natural medicine. Dr. Horowitz’s contribution is included here regarding vaccination risk awareness.
Millions of readers have already discovered this book that has revolutionized consumer healthcare and self-care in the United States. What are you waiting for? Don’t wait till disease strikes you or your loved ones and you seek immediate help!
Our contributors (M.D.s, Ph.D.s, Naturopaths, Doctors of Oriental Medicine, and Osteopaths) offer the safest, most affordable, and most effective remedies for over 200 serious health conditions, from cancer to obesity, heart disease to PMS. This guide is easy enough to understand to make it perfect for home reference, while it would also make a fine resource for health care providers interested in learning more about alternative medicine.
• 70% of Americans currently use some form of alternative medicine.
• This 1,136-page encyclopedia puts all the schools of alternative medicine—50 different therapies—under one roof.
• Highlights dozens of actual patient stories and physician treatments.
Alternative Medicine: The Definitive Guide is packed with lifesaving information and alternative treatments from 380 of the world’s leading alternative physicians. 1232 Page Softcover Book
(776 pgs) With more than five million copies sold, Prescription for Nutritional Healing is the nation’s number one best-selling guide to holistic health. For ten years and more, people interested in alternative healing and preventive therapies have relied on this invaluable reference as a guide to improve health through nutrition and supplementation, avoiding traditional drug therapies. Now, completely updated and more than one-third revised, this latest edition of the book incorporates the most recent information on the benefits of vitamin and mineral supplements and herbal remedies, and their effects on hundreds of disorders and diseases.
Part One of the book lists and explains the various types of nutrients, food supplements, and herbs found in health food and drug stores. Part Two describes more than 250 common disorders, from acne to yeast infection, arranged conveniently in alphabetical order, and identifies the supplements that can be used to combat the conditions. Part Three is a guide to alternative remedies and therapies that can be used in conjunction with a nutritional program. In addition, self-diagnostic tests throughout the book offer in-depth coverage of a wide variety of topics.
Updates to this edition include:
Discussions of newer supplements, including SAMe, cordycepts, creatine, MSM, pregnenolone, red yeast rice, inositol hexaphosphate (IP6), colostrum, and emu oil.
Latest findings on lesser-known herbal remedies such as olive leaf extract, cat’s claw, saw palmetto, black cohosh, sangre de grado, maca, hyssop, boneset, squawvine, and Chinese and Ayurvedic herbs.
New information and theories on cancer, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, endemetriosis, Alzheimer’s disease, osteoporosis, inflammatory bowel syndrome, and a host of other chronic diseases currently receiving increased attention from doctors and researchers.
Whether you are looking for relief from a particular ailment or simply wish to maintain optimum health, Prescription for Nutritional Healing quickly
(2005, 416 pages, hardcover) – A staple of research in the Vegan community, learn where Dr. T. Colin Campbell’s 30+ years of research with Cornell and Oxford rings true, and where the scholarship and conclusions are less than accurate and objective.
A very, very valuable book to read if you are developing a Vegan diet for compassion or healing, and an absolute must-read.
The chapter on Scientific Reductionism is one of the best accounts of the drawbacks of nutritional and medical science, even if Dr. Campbell actually practiced reductionism himself in gathering his data and making his conclusions.
The 92-Day Juice Feasting Nutrition Course has dedicated an entire Day as an investigation and expose on this important book.
If there was an oil you could use for your daily cooking needs that helped protect you from heart disease, cancer, and other degenerative conditions, improved your digestion, strengthened your immune system, and helped you lose excess weight, would you be interested?
No such oils exists you say? Not so! There is an oil that can do all this and more. No, it’s not olive oil, it’s not canola oil, or safflower oil or any of the oils commonly used for culinary purposes. It’s not flaxseed oil, evening primrose oil, or any of the oils sold as dietary supplements. It’s not rare or exotic. It’s ordinary coconut oil.
But wait, isn’t coconut oil a saturated fat? And isn’t saturated fat bad (?) because coconut oil is primarily a saturated oil, it has been blindly labeled as bad. It is lumped right along with beef fat and lard with the assumption that they all carry the same health risks. However, researchers have clearly shown that the oil from coconuts, a plant source, acts differently than the saturated fat from animal sources. The oil from coconuts is unique in nature and provides many health benefits obtainable from no other source.
What Coconut Oil DOES NOT DO: * Does not contain cholesterol. * Does not increase blood cholesterol level. * Does not promote platelet stickiness which leads to blood clot formation. * Does not contribute to atherosclerosis or heart disease. * Does not promote cancer or any other degenerative disease. * Does not contribute to weight problems.
What Coconut Oil DOES Do: * Reduces risk of atherosclerosis and related illnesses. * Reduces risk of cancer and other degenerative conditions. * Helps prevent bacterial, viral, and fungal (including yeast) infections. * Supports immune system function. * Helps prevent osteoporosis. * Helps control diabetes. * Promotes weight loss. * Supports healthy metabolic function. * Provides an immediate source of energy. * Supplies fewer calories than other fats. * Supplies important nutrients necessary for good health. * Improves digestion and nutrient absorption. * Has a mild delicate flavor. * Is highly resistant to spoilage (long shelf life). * Is heat resistant (the healthiest oil for cooking). * Helps keep skin soft and smooth. * Helps prevent premature aging and wrinkling of the skin. * Helps protect against skin cancer and other blemishes.
As unbelievable as it sounds, the oil in coconuts has been found to aid the body in destroying dozens of harmful viruses including hepatitis C, herpes, and HIV. Coconut oil has been called the healthiest dietary oil on earth. If you’re not using coconut oil for your daily cooking and body care needs you’re missing out on one of nature’s most amazing health products. In this book you will discover the many healing miracles of coconut oil. Each health benefit is explained and fully documented by scientific research.
“Dr. Bruce Fife should be commended for bringing together in this very readable book the positive health benefits of coconut oil. The inquiring reader will have a new and more balanced view of the role of fat and especially saturated fats in our diet.”–Jon Kabara, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, Michigan State University
If you have bad breath, bleeding gums, cavities, or tooth pain–you need this book! If you suffer from asthma, diabetes, arthritis, migraine headaches, or any chronic illness, and have not found relief, this book could have the solution you need. All disease starts in the mouth! As incredible as it may seem, most of the chronic and infectious illnesses that trouble our society today are influenced by the health of our mouths. Our mouths are a reflection of the health inside our bodies. If you have poor dental health, you are bound to have other health problems. Despite regular brushing and flossing, 98 percent of the population has some degree of gum disease or tooth decay. Most people aren’t even aware they have existing dental problems.
Recent research has demonstrated a direct link beetween oral health and chronic illness. Simply improving the health of your teeth and gums can cure many chronic problems. More brushing, flossing, and mouthwash won’t solve the problem. What will work is Oil Pulling Therapy. Oil pulling is an age-old method of oral cleansing originating from Ayurvedic medicine. It is one of the most powerful, most effective methods of detoxification and healing in natural medicine.
Dr. Fife’s Oil Pulling Therapy is a revolutionary new treatment combining the wisdom of Ayurvedic medicine with modern science. The science behind oil pulling is fully documented with references to medical studies and case histories. Although incredibly powerful, Oil Pulling Therapy is completely safe and simple enough for even a child.
Millions of health conscious people around the world already are. Called a food of the future only 20 years ago, spirulina blue-green algae is shaping food patterns as we approach the next century.
Since 1989, Earth Food Spirulina has been called the definitive popular reference book about spirulina. This 4th edition has been updated by the author, Robert Henrikson. He has pioneered algae as a world resource for 20 years, and was the President of the leading algae company and a director of the world’s largest spirulina farm.
This easy-to-read book has over 160 charts, tables and photos. It takes the reader on a step-by-step adventure:
• how this 3.6 billion year old life form was rediscovered
• its unusual phytonutrients, antioxidants and functional nutrients
• how this superfood can benefit your health and energy
• new medical discoveries reveal spirulina’s health benefits
• how it grows more nutrition per acre than any other food
• how spirulina is grown in the developing world countries
• how it uses land and water more efficiently than other crops
• what super spirulina extracts to expect in the near future
• schemes and dreams to restore our planet with micro algae
Maynard Murray was a medical doctor who researched the crucial importance on minerals – especially trace elements – to plants and animals. Beginning in 1938 and continuing through the 1950’s, Dr. Murray used sea solids – mineral salts remaining after water is evaporated from ocean water – as fertilizer on a variety of vegetables, fruits and grains. His extensive experiments demonstrated repeatedly and conclusively that plants fertilized with sea solids and animals fed sea-solid-fertilized feeds grow stronger and more resistant to disease.
This book recounts Murray’s experiments and presents his astounding conclusions. The work of this eco-ag pioneer was largely ignored during his lifetime, and his book became a lost classic – out of print for more than 25 years. Now this rare volume is once again available, with a new foreword and afterword by the founder of Acres USA, Charles Walters.
Paperback: 544 pages Size; North Atlantic Books; (March 2003)
In developing the understanding that there is no one diet for everyone and pursuing a scientific means of individualizing one’s diet, Rainbow Green Live-Food Cuisine merges the wisdom of the Ayurvedic dietary approach with modern research on metabolic factors such as fast or slow oxidation; blood type; genetic make-up and morel. Learning how to select a diet that fits your unique constitution is the key to health and balance.
The prevalence and dangers of foods that have been genetically engineered; commercially grown with pesticides, herbicides, and hormones; irradiated, microwave, or even (just) cooked are also addressed. Rainbow Green Live-Food Cuisine is the most practical solution to these critical personal and planetary issues. This compelling synthesis of research and innovative dietary strategies charts new territory based on an age-old theme; Eat as nature intended.
In the first part of this highly informative book Gabriel Cousens discusses the health benefits of following a live-food diet. The second section of the book which is over 300 contains delicious live-food recipes by the chefs at the Tree of Life Cafe. These restorative “live” foods can reverse chronic disease and bring back health and vitality.
These revolutionary recipes do more than stimulate your palate. Properly understood, they enhance your understanding of the biological terrain of the body and mind and the process of attaining optimal health and expanded consciousness. The authors of Rainbow Green Live – Food Cuisine have created the first sophisticated, gourmet, multinational cuisine based on natural, organic, living food.
Contains 250 delicious vegan recipes such as Avocado Salad with Rosemary, Green Dragon Broccoli, Raw-violis, Lavender Milk, Carob Coconut Cream Eclairs, juices and an assortment of International entrees. The dishes range from easy to prepare to fairly complicated.
“Rainbow Green Live-Food Cuisine describes the holistic healing process of biological alchemy. It is a gift for us in how to live in these biologically toxic times.” RICHARD HARVEY AND MARY HUSTON, Directors of Life Works.
Gabriel Cousens, MD, MD (H), Diplomate in Ayurveda, is the world’s foremost live-foods medical doctor and the author of several books including: Conscious Eating, Spiritual Nutrition and The Rainbow Diet, and Depression Free for Life. He is the Director of the Tree of Life Rejuvenation Center in Patagonia Arizona, home of the Tree of Life Café.
(1993, 11th edition, 456 pages) In this classic book, Udo Erasmus, an internationally recognized authority on the subject of fats and oils, takes a very technical subject and explains fats and oils for all to understand. This book outlines how eating the right fats and oils IMPROVES: energy level, athletic performance, fat loss, cardiovascular health, immune function, longevity and more. It also details how healing fats and oils are required, along with other nutrients, to prevent and reverse so-called “incurable” degenerative diseases, such as: heart disease, cancer, and Type II diabetes.
Also, outlined are how healing fats help reverse arthritis, obesity, PMS, allergies, asthma, skin conditions, fatigue, yeast and fungal infections, addictions, certain types of mental illness, and many other conditions. Good fats and oils also enhance athletic performance, skin beauty, longevity, and energy levels. Oils covered include: flax, hemp, olive, fish, evening primrose, borage, black currant, and even snake oil! This book clears up any confusion on subject of fats and oils!
“Professor Plant courageously tells a compelling and very personal story on breast cancer that is a must-read, not only for women interested in this disease but also for the scientific and medical communities, who should sit up and take notice. It is time that the long-alleged nutritional worthiness of dairy be brought up for discussion.” –T. Colin Campbell, Ph.D., Jacob Gould Schurman Professor of Nutritional Biochemistry at Cornell University, project director of the China-Oxford-Cornell Diet and Health Project, joint chairman of the Diet and Cancer Project of the American Institute for Cancer Research, and co-chairman of the World Cancer Research Fund.
“This important, provocative book by an impressive author cannot be ignored. Through this breathtaking personal odyssey, Jane Plant forces us all to think differently about the causes of breast cancer. Indispensable reading.” –Devra Lee Davis, Ph.D., M.P.H., Clinton Administration appointee to the National Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board, visiting professor, Carnegie Mellon University
“Dr. Jane Plant provides a much-needed challenge to the conventional paradigm in dealing with the epidemic of breast cancer. This authoritative, well-researched but easily read text finally provides a focus on the powerful science of disease prevention. Here are the tools allowing women the ability to reduce their risk.”
–David Perlmutter, M.D., director of the Permutter Health Center, Naples, Florida
“[This book] should be read by every…woman wishing to avoid breast cancer and to live life to her fullest potential. The book is well documented and easy to read. Your doctor should be recommending it to you.”
–John McDougall, M.D., medical director of the McDougall Program, St. Helena Hospital, Napa Valley, California
Are you a woman between 35 and 50 experiencing PMS, migraine headaches, sudden weight gain, fatigue, irritability, tender or lumpy breasts, memory loss, fibroids, or cold hands and feet? If so, you may be experiencing symptoms of premenopause. Even if you’re a decade or more away from menopause, your hormones may already be out of balance, usually caused by an excess of estrogen and a deficiency of progesterone, say the authors of What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Premenopause. John Lee, M.D., is a well-known advocate of the benefits of natural progesterone and the author of What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Menopause.
Jesse Hanley, M.D., adds sensitivity to the emotional and spiritual aspects of premenopause. The authors recommend natural progesterone cream to balance your hormones, eliminate premenopausal symptoms, and make you feel better. They also discuss the dangers of xenohormones–substances not found in nature that have hormonal effects–frequently found in pesticides, solvents, plastics, and hormone-treated meat. The book presents common symptoms of premenopause with suggested natural treatments (progesterone cream, diet, vitamins, and herbs) and substances to avoid, plus additional chapters on diet and exercise. Many case studies help to bring the information into perspective. If you are premenopausal (or close to someone who is), this is a valuable resource.
Women considering hormone replacement therapy (HRT) for menopause symptoms and health benefits should read this controversial, provocative book first. “Advertising and research dollars are spent trying to convince women that estrogen will cure everything from heart disease to Alzheimer’s,” writes John R. Lee, M.D., “but there is scant evidence for any of these claims and reams of evidence that synthetic estrogens are highly toxic and carcinogenic.” Lee has studied the research and concludes that estrogen is not the magic bullet for protection against heart disease and osteoporosis, nor does it retard aging. Natural progesterone, instead, puts postmenopausal women’s hormones in balance, says Lee.
He cites study after study that indicates that natural progesterone, obtained in cream form, delivers what the usual HRT only promises. “Menopause as a disease has been largely fabricated by physicians and the pharmaceutical industry,” says this leader of a “quiet but powerful revolution” regarding HRT. What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Menopause covers the benefits of natural progesterone, the history and politics of the medical and drug establishment, the biochemistry and dynamics of hormones and how they get out of balance, and how to prevent hormone imbalance and stay healthy. Lee empowers you to ask hard questions of your doctor.
YOU ARE NOT SICK, YOU ARE THIRSTY! Don’t treat thirst with medications. Learn to Understand When Your Body Is Calling for Water!
This book explains a new discovery that lack of water in the body—chronic dehydration—is the root cause of many painful degenerative diseases, asthma, allergies, hypertension, excess body weight, and some emotional problems including depression. The book explains the damaging effects of dehydration in the fourth dimension of time.
You will learn how to use water to:
• Prevent and reverse premature aging
• Eliminate pains including heartburn, back pain, arthritis, colitis pain, anginal pain, migraine headaches
• Cure asthma in a few days, naturally and forever
• Cure hypertension without diuretics or other medication
The Hidden Messages in Water is an eye-opening theory showing how water is deeply connected to people’s individual and collective consciousness. Drawing from his own research, scientific researcher, healer, and popular lecturer Dr. Masaru Emoto describes the ability of water to absorb, hold, and even retransmit human feelings and emotions. Using high-speed photography, he found that crystals formed in frozen water reveal changes when specific, concentrated thoughts are directed toward it. Music, visual images, words written on paper, and photographs also have an impact on the crystal structure.
Emoto theorizes that since water has the ability to receive a wide range of frequencies, it can also reflect the universe in this manner. He found that water from clear springs and water exposed to loving words shows brilliant, complex, and colorful snowflake patterns, while polluted water and water exposed to negative thoughts forms incomplete, asymmetrical patterns with dull colors. Emoto believes that since people are 70 percent water, and the Earth is 70 percent water, we can heal our planet and ourselves by consciously expressing love and goodwill.
(2001, 383 pages, softcover) Americans now spend more money on fast food than on higher education, personal computers, computer software, or new cars. They spend more on fast food than on movies, books, magazines, newspapers, videos, and recorded music combined. Did you know: McDonalds spends $3 billion on advertising and marketing directly toward children? 90% of American children between the ages of 3-9 visit McDonalds. The average American eats 3 hamburgers a week? Did you know that what we eat has changed more in the last 40 years than in the last 40,000!
In Eric Schlosser’s new book, Fast Food Nation, he shatters all myths and uncovers the fast food chains efforts to reel in the youngest and most susceptible consumers, highlighting the institutionalized exploitation of teenagers and minorities. Schlosser reveals the history that has led to the present “Fast Food Nation” called America, as well as its detrimental effects both economically and socially. He is credited for bringing light to the fact that hundreds of millions of people buy fast food everyday without giving much thought to the physical, social, economic, and environmental ramifications of their purchases. This book has been thoroughly researched and has many interesting facts about the history of fast food.
The 3rd edition of “Raw Power” has been expanded to 224 pages (from 130). This new edition has sections on: A Word from the Author, Introduction to Raw Power!, Power of the Mind, The Raw-Food Diet, Minerals, Absorption, Assimilation, and Digestion, Exercise and Weight Training, Weight Loss, Sunshine, Meditation / Relaxation, Raw Bodybuilding Foods, Raw Bodybuilding Supplements, The Ultimate Raw Bodybuilding Sample Menu Plan, Food: Raw Power! Recipes (body-building food recipes), The 21st Century Kitchen, Questions and Answers, Work-Outs (standard and advanced work-outs for both men and women, and for people over 50), Definition of Terms & Exercises, Seasonal Produce Availability, Photographs, Raw Resources, and much more!
Raw Power! is the world’s ONLY book on true natural body-building, weight-lifting, total fitness, and diet information that is specifically designed for building and maintaining muscle and strength. The world’s foremost authority on natural body-building, Stephen Arlin, explains numerous techniques and strategies on how to gain muscle and strength completely naturally, eating a total raw-food diet.
The author explains that every natural-living creature and organism on planet Earth is eating a 100% raw-food diet — and so can you! A gorilla has the strength equivalent to bench-pressing 4,000 pounds? Where does he get this super-strength? What does he eat? Raw Power! provides unprecedented information on the link between diet and body-building/fitness. Why do most fitness experts and body-builders eventually atrophy and wear down pre-maturely? Stephen Arlin answers this question logically and succinctly, leaving the reader wondering why this information was not revealed to the world before.
Actor Woody Harrelson, along with his friends from the 2003 Toronto Film Festival hit, Go Further, directed by Ron Mann, encourages people to “walk on the earth with a lighter footprint” in How To Go Further: A Guide to Simple Organic Living.
Covering a wide range of topics–such as organic food, alternative energy, yoga, and political activism—the book has its roots in 2001’s “Simple Organic Living (SOL) Tour.” The tour saw Woody and his companions—including a yoga teacher, a raw food chef, and a confessed “junk food junkie”—biking down the Pacific coast and talking to people about how to lead a happier, healthier life while using less of the world’s resources.
The book also features writing from some of the tour’s other participants, as well as from well-known activists such as John Schaeffer, founder and president of Real Goods, a company devoted to creating alternative energy options, and Howard “Twilly” Cannon, former skipper of Greenpeace’s Rainbow Warrior.
(2003, 162 pages, softcover) – The complete guide to using vegetable oil as an alternative fuel. As pollution envelops the world’s cities, temperatures on planet Earth rise, and once rich oil fields run dry, researchers scramble to find solutions to the impending transportation crisis. But the fuel of the future may be hidden in places nobody thought to look. In this book, expert Joshua Tickell offers a surprisingly simple solution: cheap, clean-burning vegetable oil. Packed with photos, graphs, and diagrams, this is a great primer to help you release your dependence on fossil fuels forever.
“Dr. Fuhrman’s powerful and practical guidelines apply for conditions ranging from the common cold to serious heart problems. This program provides an alternative to the costly and all-to-common side effects of sugery and drugs.”–Andrew Nicholson, M.D., Director of Preventive Medicine, Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine
“By individually tailoring nutrition plans based on a case-by-case basis, Fuhrman has treated hundreds of patients with rheumatoid arthritis successfully.”–Vegetarian Times
“This is where the future of medicine should be heading.”–Ronald Cridland, M.D.
“This is neither alternative medicine nor conservative medicine, but rather progressive medicine. Dr. Fuhrman’s approach offers individuals suffering from [chronic] diseases the only real chance for a meaningful cure. I have been fortunate to observe many of these outcomes firsthand and can testify to the power of this approach for certain diseases.”–James Craner, M.D., M.P.H.
“Dr. Fuhrman’s book is revolutionary. It shows clearly and unmistakably the way to recover health, and could change the prevailing way of treating disease.”–Theodore Coumentakis, M.D.
“If you are lucky, you will read Dr. Furhman’s book before you have subjected yourself to medications and medical procedures. This book is for those who want to take charge over their health and well-being, and for those who want to embark on a journey toward a more satisfying life.”–Don Jeret, M.D.
“I know that every health seeker in America will want to read this book. It provides a working knowledge of vital information that is currently known to relatively few people. Share it with those you love.”–John Pilla, M.D.
Commentary by Rhio: I cannot recommend this book enough. It is a monumental work done at a time when scientific research really meant something (meaning it wasn’t backed by vested interests). It is fully documented with photographs that plainly tell the real story of physical degeneration. While I do not agree with certain conclusions reached by Dr. Price, such as that you need to have some animal products in the diet to be healthy, nevertheless, in my opinion, the work stands alone as a masterpiece.
“The Deadly Diet”
Circling the world in the 1920s and ’30s, Dr. Price and his wife found the same sinister pattern among “primitive” populations, whether isolated Irish fishermen, tribal Africans, Pacific Islanders, Eskimos, North and South American Indians or Australian Aborigines. Those groups that followed their traditional nature-based diets enjoyed good health and vigor, and those that turned to the “civilized” diet of processed, sugar-laden foods soon developed a variety of ills, including misshapen bones and teeth—and the situation worsened with each generation.
Dr. Price’s fascinating accounts of his discoveries, and the extensive photo documentation he provides, drive home the nutritional truths that are only now gaining general understanding, and Nutrition and Physical Degeneration remains an unequaled source of basic information—a “must for anyone seriously interested in the effects of food on health.”
—Robert M. Cathcart, M.D.
NOTE: Since this invaluable book was published more than 60 years ago, mores and social attitudes have changed to such an extent that some readers may be offended by references to “savages” and other out-of-date nomenclatures, as well as by some of the research studies that are no longer timely. However, in the interest of authenticity and completeness, the publisher feels an obligation to reprint the book exactly as Dr. Price wrote it in 1939.
In his private practice, Joel Fuhrman, M.D. works with many families to turn around their health and eating habits and helps children with recurrent medial problems recover their health with nutritional interventions, avoiding the need for further medication.
Backed up by a multitude of scientific studies, Dr. Fuhrman explains how eating particular foods (and avoiding others) can have a significant impact on your child’s resistance to dangerous infections and have a dramatic effect on reducing the occurrence of illnesses like ear infections, asthma, and allergies. The right foods introduced early in life can also positively impact your child’s IQ and success in school.
Dr. Fuhrman presents the fascinating science that demonstrates that the current epidemic of adult cancers and other diseases is closely linked to what we eat in the first quarter of life. He explains how eating right in childhood is the most powerful weapon against developing cancer, cardiovascular disease, and autoimmune disorders in the future.
His nutrient-rich dietary recommendations give parents the information they need to ensure that their children are eating right to maintain a healthy mind and body. Moreover, he will give parents guidelines on how to get even the pickiest eater to learn to love healthy food. Also featured are his child-tested, kid-friendly recipes that are delicious, easy-to-prepare, and great for the whole family.
Every parent needs this book so that they can make sure that they are doing everything they can for their children’s health.
In his new book, Food Fight, Kelly Brownell, Director of the Yale Center for Eating and Weight Disorders, blames the rising epidemic of obesity on the current “toxic food environment” and the food industry. Brownell, chair of the Psychology Department and professor of epidemiology and public health, adheres to the belief that humans are genetically predisposed to favor high energy foods — those high in fats and sugars. While this instinct was necessary for survival in historic times, it has caused disturbing weight gain patterns in a modern society centered around cars, TVs, and fast food restaurants. According to Brownell, “The obesity epidemic is clearly caused by food and physical activity environments that encourage moving less and eating more. Dramatic change will be necessary to stem the rising tide of body weights and diseases like diabetes that follow from it.”
Food Fight advocates many dramatic changes in our food system. Brownell supports taxes on certain unhealthy foods, governmental regulation of food advertisements — especially those that target youth — as well as improved nutritional information to consumers such as the inclusion of caloric tables on restaurant menus. He does not, however, condone the practice of obese plaintiffs issuing lawsuits against the food industry.
New Edition! Has 33 recipes, more pictures, nice pocket-size format.
This inspiring work presents the true story of the all-raw Boutenko family, Victoria, Igor, Sergei, and Valya. In their own words they describe the entire family’s physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual transformation on an all-raw-food diet.
They describe how Sergei healed himself of diabetes, how Igor healed himself of poor health and a thyroid condition, how Victoria lost well over 100 pounds, and how Valya overcame asthma. The Boutenkos include lots of their famous recipes along with color pictures of their journeys. Highly recommended.
Leaky Gut Syndrome is synomous with “increased intestinal permeability.” This occurs when the intestinal wall becomes inflamed and irritated, losing its ability to function. The intestinal lining has the important job of allowing nutrients to be absorbed through it, while keeping out inappropriate substances. With Leaky Gut, these inappropriate substances enter the bloodstream, which stimulates the immune system to get rid of them.
This mechanism comes into play in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. The cells are screaming for nutrients, the immune system is on overdrive, and the digestive system is not working adequately. When digestive mechanisms come back into balance, the body’s innate healing capacity is enhanced. Dysbiosis is a term that identifies an imbalance in the 300-400 normal types of bacteria normally found in our intestinal tracts.
New research indicates that some auto-immune diseases, like lupus disease, rheumatoid arthritis, and ankylosing spondilitis, have both bacterial and genetic components. When a person with a specific genetic make-up meets the wrong bacteria, conditions are ideal for auto-immune disarray. Digestive Wellness explores both Dysbiosis and Leaky Gut Syndrome extensively.
This inability often results in health problems in distant organs and tissues, such as: osteo-arthritis, psoriasis, eczema, migraine headaches, candida, and food sensitivities. Initial studies linking Lupus disease with Dysbiosis and genetic factors have shown promise as well.
Proper nutrition is an art. It is an art form. Every bite is a brush stroke. Every swallow is a new color. Each meal is a cloud or a tree or a flower a piece of the beautiful painting that you are becoming. You are becoming an ever more attractive work of art each day. You truly are a work of art in progress. In Eating for Beauty, David Wolfe, one of America’s foremost nutrition experts, describes how to cleanse, nourish, and beautify by utilizing the benefits of a fresh-food diet. You can apply the lessons contained within this book to improve your appearance, vitality, and health.
Beauty is the universal language. Whether it is skin-care, a fresh-food diet, vital energy, or any other facet of healthy living, David Wolfe is the authority. Contains over 100 full-color photos and illustrations and references the most unique and highest-quality natural beauty products in the world!
Table of Contents: Introduction; Lesson 1: Cosmic Beauty; Lesson 2: Beauty Nutrition; Lesson 3: The Acid/Alkaline Balance Simplified; Lesson 4: The Three Food Classes; Lesson 5: Elements of The Beauty Diet; Lesson 6: Detoxification & Transformation; Lesson 7: Alchemical Beauty Secrets (The Beauty Minerals; Lesson 8: Beautifying Foods; Lesson 9: The Beauty Diet; Lesson 10: Beauty Recipes; Lesson 11: Body Beauty (Skin, Hair, Nails, Teeth, Eyes, Voice); Lesson 12: Yoga & Beauty Sleep; Lesson 13: The Psychology of Beauty Consciousness; Testimonials; What Is Beauty?; Appendix A: Hot Springs; Appendix B: Non-Beautifying Plant Foods
Do I need to read this book? Yes! If:
– If you are one of the two hundred million Americans who is eating soy foods whether you like it or not…
– If you are a concerned parent who wants to know whether soy formula is good for your infants and whether soy foods are good for your children…
– If you are a vegetarian who is not enjoying radiant good health and have begun questioning whether the “meat without a bone” is as good at taking care of their nutritional needs…
– If you are one of the millions of Americans at risk for cancer, heart disease, osteoporosis and painful menopausal symptoms who wonder if it is true that soy might offer protection…
– If you are one of millions of people afflicted with those diseases who wonder if soy might offer a cure…
– If you are one of the millions of people suffering from diagnosed or as yet undiagnosed thyroid disease who fears that soy might be the cause…
– If you are a baby boomer who has heard that soy is the dietary fountain of youth…
– If you an environmentalist who is alarmed by the growing numbers of estrogens and estrogen mimickers in the environment and have begun to wonder about the phytoestrogens in soy…
Isn’t it time you learned the truth about soy that scientists know, that you need to know and that the soy industry has tried to supress? The Whole Soy Story presents and interprets the often contradictory evidence on soy and disease to determine what studies are valid, which justify hope, which are mere hype – and why.
Disease can’t live in oxygen. Anaerobic microorganisms cannot live in oxygen. Water borne anaerobes are the major cause of disease in the world today, yet they can be completely eliminated easily and inexpensively by putting special forms of oxygen in water. Here’s the BIG SECRET not taught in our medical schools. Since our bodies are mostly water and our cells love oxygen, we can safely and correctly put special forms of oxygen into and on our bodies. Once we get enough of this special oxygen inside us, what is stopping the oxygen from eliminating the vast majority of microbes causing our diseases, since they can’t live in oxygen? Applied properly, we could safely and easily get rid of most diseases being suffered by the inhabitants of the poorest and richest nations of the world. This book reveals practical methods used for removing major causes of human suffering and disease.
If you’re experiencing discomfort, fatigue, or other symptoms that won’t go away no matter what you do or how many doctors you see, chances are you’re one of the millions unknowingly suffering from a systemic fungal/yeast infection, “the hidden invader.” The result of an imbalance starting in your internal ecosystem, this can be a key factor in headaches, joint and muscle pain, depression, cancer, food allergies, digestive problems, autism, and other immune-related disorders.
The Body Ecology Diet reveals how to restore and maintain the “inner ecology” your body needs to function properly, and eliminate or control the symptoms that rob you of the joy of living. Tens of thousands of people have already benefited from the Body Ecology way of life—Donna Gates shows you, step-by-step, how to eat your way to better health and well-being . . . deliciously, easily, and inexpensively!
In this book, you will learn how to: use seven basic universal principles as tools to gain mastery over every health challenge you may encounter; focus on your inner ecology to create ideal digestive balance; conquer cravings with strategies for satisfying snacking and for dining away from home; and plan meals with dozens of delectable recipes, an array of menus, and detailed shopping lists.
More Americans than ever before are attempting to correct their vision without having to wear glasses or contact lenses. By working on Bates method exercises illustrated in this book at home for half an hour a day and applying some simple techniques in everyday life, most people have at least a 75 percent chance of achieving partial or complete success in restoring their vision.
Almost half a million Americans underwent corrective vision surgery in 1999 (more than double the number who attempted it the year before), and complications that may arise from these procedures are still uncertain, as the science is so new and untested. The Bates method of eyesight improvement is non-surgical, completely safe, and quite effective. This simple and practical guide to using the Bates method is completely up-to-date and addresses all the common faults of vision-nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, and “old age” sight.
One of nature’s best kept secrets may be right under our feet! Everything you need to know about wheat grass the wonder plant and its miracle cures. Including: How to grow it, juice it, take it and create a total health restoration program. Detoxification, nutrition, research, benefits, healing retreats, chlorophyll, cancer, real stories by real people, historical roots. Barley and Kamut grasses. Why it works, where to get it and where to get help.
“The effects…on all my patients especially my arthritis patients, is nothing short of amazing.” –Dr. Julian Whitaker, MD editor Health & Healing Newsletter
Wheatgrass juice is the nectar of rejuvenation, the plasma of youth, the blood of all life. The elements that are missing in your body’s cells-especiall y enzymes, vitamins, hormones, and nucleic acids can be obtained through this daily green sunlight transfusion. –Rev. Viktoras Kulvinskas, MS, Survival into the 21st Century.
Gary’s platelet count rose every day for 7 days from 61,000 to 141,000 and the only thing we did differently was administer wheatgrass. That’s absolutely phenomenal and it’s fully documented on the hospital record. –Leonard Smith, MD., Cancer Surgeon
I would make Steve Meyerowitz’s Wheatgrass Nature’s Finest Medicine required reading by every medical doctor in the country.” –Dr. Timothy Moriarty,ND. Altamonte Springs, Florida.
Rated PG-13; 96 minutes; 2004
Director and science project Morgan Spurlock sets his sites on the golden arches to make a statement about obesity. He eats nothing but McDonald’s for 30 days and watches as his vital signs go south. He uses this icon as a launching pad to make the statement that our fast food society, including school lunches, the corporations that have molded this culture and the politics involved have combined to make us the fattest nation in the world.
Finally, the truth about chocolate! No expense was spared to bring you Naked Chocolate, an extraordinary raw foods – superfoods book. Naked Chocolate is the product of years of research into superfood nutrition. Absolutely stunning full-color presentation. 2005, 248 pgs., softcover, full-color photographs throughout the entire book. David Wolfe, America’s leading nutrition guru, and Shazzie, the UK’s most progressive health educator, have teamed up to bring you Naked Chocolate!
Yes, raw, organic chocolate is good for you. In fact, David Wolfe and Shazzie demonstrate it is the best food ever. In these pages, you will discover the astonishing truth about the world’s greatest food.
Chocolate grows on trees! All chocolate comes from cacao beans – the seeds of the cacao fruit, which grows on a jungle tree. Cacao beans taste like dark chocolate, because they are dark chocolate! David Wolfe and Shazzie introduce the phenomenal, enlightening power of cacao beans engulfed in the magic of chocolate! And they show us how to use extraordinary chocolate recipes to achieve higher and higher states of pure joy!
Naked Chocolate contains over 60 original, enticing, mouthwatering chocolate recipes. Learn and experience how chocolate – The Food of the Gods – allows you to:
– Eat more while losing weight – Heal and soothe your heart – Increase your sensuality, love life and beauty – Double your joy – Nourish your intellect – Attract prosperity into your life – Experience the world’s most wonderful aphrodisiacs – Create the most outrageous beverages, desserts, cakes, ice creams and other fantastic tasty delights
This book contains interviews with the leading vegetarian authorities in the following religious traditions: Jainism, Buddhism, Hinduism, Taoism, Judaism, Roman Catholicism, Islam, and Protestant Christianity. Also included are vegetarian recipes corresponding to each religious tradition. A discussion of raw-food vegetarianism is made. A wonderful gift idea for vegetarian friends and family and for those interested in spirituality and vegetarianism.
In ten illuminating essays followed by fascinating conversations with vegetarian religious thinkers, Food for the Gods answers such questions as:
– Why were so many of the founders of the world’s great religions vegetarians?
– Was Jesus a vegetarian?
– Did the Buddha die from eating rotting meat?
– Which are the most ecologically sensitive religions?
– What is the future for vegetarianism and religion in the new millennium?
Cousens, a psychiatrist and family therapist, and Mayell, former editor-in-chief of Natural Health magazine, offer a drug-free program for alleviating the symptoms of mild to chronic depression by treating the underlying physiological imbalances that are major factors in the disease. With a myriad of depression remedies on the market, from prescription drugs to herbs, and a rapidly increasing number of people seeking relief from depression, Cousens contends that his program incorporates the best of both conventional and holistic techniques. Cousens’s five-step program aims to restore balance to disrupted biochemical processes by increasing the intake of mood-boosting amino acids, vitamin supplements and essential fatty acids and by creating a diet and lifestyle that promote physical and mental well-being.
Cousens also discusses the reasons why women are more prone to depression, the limitations of antidepressants and how the suggestions in this book can help people break addictions, including alcoholism and related disorders (ADHD, eating disorders and post-traumatic stress disorder). Anyone who has struggled with depression and found little relief with prescription drugs (Cousens reports that some studies indicate that people who receive no treatment fare as well as those who receive counseling and drugs) will find a lot to consider in this far-reaching look at what remains a debilitating element of many lives. – From Publishers Weekly
Now we can join Gandhi and Tolstoy and nameless others who encountered this vigorous and invigorating book. Welcome to a company of radicals who believed we could and should stop eating non-human animals. They brought vegetarianism out of history and into the here and now. Williams tried to ensure that this is where vegetarianism would stay: embodied in the present. That is his legacy and his challenge to future generations.
Ethical vegetarianism is no recent development, as this unrivaled historical anthology dramatizes. When it was first published 120 years ago, countless people read and endorsed The Ethics of Diet. But then it became a rare book, hard to find even in libraries. For countless more readers, it is at last available again.
A classic of vegetarian writing, The Ethics of Diet is unrivaled in its identification of the ideas of “Humane Living” within “the known history of our world.” Howard Williams presents a line of thought, a continuous thread, a tradition, a catena of protestation against living on “Butchery.” What he finds striking is the variety of the witnesses, the prophets of “Reformed Dietetics” who have “shrunk from the régime of blood,” including Gautama Buddha, Pythagoras, Plato, Hesiod, Epicurus, Seneca, Ovid, Thomas More, Montaigne, Mandeville, Pope, Voltaire, Swedenborg, Wesley, Rousseau, Shelley, Byron, Lamar-tine, Michelet, Bentham, Sinclair, Schopenhauer, and Thoreau. Their words are accompanied by the vigorous narrative voice of Williams himself, who put to rest, once and for all, the idea that vegetarianism is a fad.
From John Robbins, a new edition of the classic that awakened the conscience of a nation. Since the 1987 publication of Diet for a New America, beef consumption in the United States has fallen a remarkable 19%. While many forces are contributing to this dramatic shift in our habits, Diet for a New America is considered to be one of the most important. Diet for a New America is a startling examination of the food we currently buy and eat in the United States, and the astounding moral, economic, and emotional price we pay for it.
In Section I, John Robbins takes an extraordinary look at our dependence on animals for food and the inhumane conditions under which these animals are raised. It becomes clear that the price we pay for our eating habits is measured in the suffering of animals, a suffering so extreme and needless that it disrupts our very place in the web of life.
Section II challenges the belief that consuming meat is a requirement for health by pointing our the vastly increased rate of disease caused by pesticides, hormones, additives, and other chemicals now a routine part of our food production. The author shows us that the high health risk is unnecessary, and that the production, preparation, and consumption of food can once again be a healthy process.
In Section III, Robbins looks at the global implications of a meat-based diet and concludes that the consumption of the resources necessary to produce meat is a major factor in our ecological crisis.
Diet for a New America is the single most eloquent argument for a vegetarian lifestyle ever published. Eloquently, evocatively, and entertainingly written, it is a cant put down book guaranteed to amaze, infuriate, but ultimately educate and empower the reader. A pivotal book nominated for the Pulitzer Prize for Non-Fiction in 1987.
(2001, 450 pages, softcover) John Robbins has finally outdone his masterpiece Diet For A New America. In this new book John Robbins exposes the truth about popular standard American diets (SAD), genetically modified foods, Mad Cow disease, and the true impact of the foods we eat on ourselves and the environment. In an unbelievable barrage of incredibly researched facts, John Robbins presents information such as the amount of antibiotics administered to people in the United States annually: 3 million pounds, the amount administered to livestock in the United States annually: 24.6 million pounds; U.S. corn eaten by people: 2%, U.S. corn eaten by livestock: 77%; U.S. farmland producing vegetables: 4 million acres, U.S. farmland producing hay for livestock: 56 million acres; World’s population living in the U.S.: 4%, World’s beef eaten in the United States: 23%. Consistent scientific evidence (not coincidence or subjectivism) is the backbone of John Robbins’ work.
John Robbins’ facts expose why vegetarian nutrition is the safest, sanest choice. John Robbins demonstrates that plant foods contain at least a thousand substances: phytochemicals, bioflavonoids, carotenoids, retinols, isoflavones, lycopene, genistein, and so on, that have anti-cancer, heart healing, and youthing properties. John Robbins wrote The Food Revolution with the belief that, given a chance, most people can tell the difference between propaganda of industries whose entire intention is to promote and sell products, and data from researchers and scientists whose focus is the public interest.
Reviewed by Pamela Kaufman. Michael Pollan examines what he calls “our national eating disorder” (the Atkins craze, the precipitous rise in obesity) in this remarkably clearheaded book. It’s a fascinating journey up and down the food chain, one that might change the way you read the label on a frozen dinner, dig into a steak or decide whether to buy organic eggs. You’ll certainly never look at a Chicken McNugget the same way again.Pollan approaches his mission not as an activist but as a naturalist: “The way we eat represents our most profound engagement with the natural world.” All food, he points out, originates with plants, animals and fungi. “[E]ven the deathless Twinkie is constructed out of… well, precisely what I don’t know offhand, but ultimately some sort of formerly living creature, i.e., a species. We haven’t yet begun to synthesize our foods from petroleum, at least not directly.”Pollan’s narrative strategy is simple: he traces four meals back to their ur-species.
He starts with a McDonald’s lunch, which he and his family gobble up in their car. Surprise: the origin of this meal is a cornfield in Iowa. Corn feeds the steer that turns into the burgers, becomes the oil that cooks the fries and the syrup that sweetens the shakes and the sodas, and makes up 13 of the 38 ingredients (yikes) in the Chicken McNuggets.Indeed, one of the many eye-openers in the book is the prevalence of corn in the American diet; of the 45,000 items in a supermarket, more than a quarter contain corn. Pollan meditates on the freakishly protean nature of the corn plant and looks at how the food industry has exploited it, to the detriment of everyone from farmers to fat-and-getting-fatter Americans.
Besides Stephen King, few other writers have made a corn field seem so sinister.Later, Pollan prepares a dinner with items from Whole Foods, investigating the flaws in the world of “big organic”; cooks a meal with ingredients from a small, utopian Virginia farm; and assembles a feast from things he’s foraged and hunted.This may sound earnest, but Pollan isn’t preachy: he’s too thoughtful a writer, and too dogged a researcher, to let ideology take over. He’s also funny and adventurous. He bounces around on an old International Harvester tractor, gets down on his belly to examine a pasture from a cow’s-eye view, shoots a wild pig and otherwise throws himself into the making of his meals. I’m not convinced I’d want to go hunting with Pollan, but I’m sure I’d enjoy having dinner with him. Just as long as we could eat at a table, not in a Toyota. (Apr.)Pamela Kaufman is executive editor at Food & Wine magazine.
“There are currently 1.28 billion cattle populating the earth. They take up nearly 24% of the land mass of the planet and consume enough grain to feed hundreds of millions of people. Their combined weight exceeds that of the human population of earth”
Beginning with this startling and unsettling set of facts, Jeremy Rifken interweaves anthropology, history, sociology, economics and ecology in a brilliant and devastating examination of the cattle culture that has come to shape and warp our world.
The fascinating story he tells goes back to the beginning of civilization, when the belief in the mystical power of cattle and magical properties of beef first was born. He charts the age-old conflict between those who raised cattle and those who farmed the land- a conflict that drastically affected the course of Western history and culture. Rifkin cuts through the myth of the cowboy to illumine the international intrigue, political give-aways, and sheer advice that transformed the great American frontier into a huge cattle breeding ground. Then, taking us from sprawling Chicago stockyards to the automated factory feedlots of the Iowa plains, he presents the most disturbing indictment of the beef industry since Upton Sinclair shocked the American public with the Jungle eighty-five years ago. Finally, he gives us a superb overview of the triumph of the beef mystique in America and the world- a triumph marked by the golden arches of McDonald’s in cities as distant from each other as New York, Tokyo, and Moscow.
Above all, Beyond Beef adds up the cost of all this. It depicts the world in which the poorer peoples of the planet have been starved to support the beef addiction of a handful of wealthy nations. In Europe, the United States and Japan, this addiction has resulted in millions of deaths from heart attack, cancer and diabetes- the diseases of affluence. The book also describes the grim ecological effects of the cattle culture: rain forests burned, fertile plains turned into desert, and climate threatened by global warming.
Beyond Beef may well take away your appetite for beef, but it will stir your hunger for change- before its too late. This persuasive and passionate book is for the 1990’s what Silent Spring was for an earlier decade – an urgent warning to everyone who cares about the fate of the earth.
Howard Lyman’s testimony on The Oprah Winfrey Show revealed the deadly impact of the livestock industry on our well-being. It not only led to Oprah’s declaration that she’d never eat a burger again, it sent shock waves through a concerned and vulnerable public.
A fourth-generation Montana rancher, Lyman investigated the use of chemicals in agriculture after developing a spinal tumor that nearly paralyzed him. Now a vegetarian, he blasts through the propaganda of beef and dairy interests — and the government agencies that protect them — to expose an animal-based diet as the primary cause of cancer, heart disease, and obesity in this country. He warns that the livestock industry is repeating the mistakes that led to Mad Cow disease in England while simultaneously causing serious damage to the environment.
Persuasive, straightforward, and full of the down-home good humor and optimism of a son of the soil, Mad Cowboy is both an inspirational story of personal transformation and a convincing call to action for a plant-based diet — for the good of the planet and the health of us all.
(1999, 192 pages, softcover) — The first of its kind! This book details how the natural and raw foods movement was transplanted from Germany into California from 1883-1945. Color and black & white pictures, art, and text are beautifully combined in a dynamic presentation. This book contains amazing chapters on raw foods pioneers such as: Louis Kuhne, Adolph Just, Dr. Benedict Lust, Bill Pester, Arnold Ehret, Max Sikinger, John & Vera Richter (who operated a raw-food restaurant in Los Angeles from 1917-1942).
(2005, 186 pages, softcover) – In search of the perfect human diet, Victoria Boutenko compares the standard American diet with the diet of wild chimpanzees. Although they share an estimated 99.4% of genes with humans, the diet of chimpanzees is dramatically different than ours. The most glaring difference is that they consume significantly more green leaves than humans. Based on these observations, Victoria has developed a series of green smoothie recipes that enable anyone to consume the necessary amount of greens in a palatable way.
Blended green smoothies are a simple and delicious way of accessing the healing properties of greens. Adding blended greens to a person’s diet makes such a profound health improvement, that it may even surpass the benefits of eating a typical all-raw diet with a relatively small amount of greens. In addition, drinking one green smoothie a day is far more attainable than switching at once to an all-raw diet.
“Victoria Boutenko’s clear, simple, masterful concept is so valuable, so powerful – we can expect to see and feel the world of health rocked to its foundations within the decade.” – Thomas C. Chavez, homeopath, author of Body Electronics
“In Green For Life, Victoria gives us a unique, yet simple and delicious strategy for boosting our nutritional levels. Green smoothies are nothing short of revolutionary! I would recommend this book to just about anyone. It meets the needs of those who are seeking to move from a Standard American Diet into a healthier lifestyle, as well as those who have ‘been raw’ for years!” – Phyllis Linn, raw food enthusiast
An exciting collection of inspired recipes from raw food’s top chefs!
Raw food is the new classic vegetarian cuisine. The Complete Book of Raw Food, a landmark collection of raw food recipes and preparation techniques, introduces you to this new way of eating. In these pages, the world’s 49 top raw food chefs guide you through the process of creating fantastic raw meals with the freshest ingredients. They also reveal their insider tips for dazzling meal presentation.
The heart of The Complete Book of Raw Food is a collection of more than 350 mouth-watering recipes. From soups and salads to main dishes and desserts, this is the largest published collection of raw food recipes.
With contributions by: Stephen Arlin * David Wolfe * Jackie Ayala & David Steinberg * Michal Adi * Matt Amsden * Emily Lee Angell * Elizabeth Baker * The Boutenko Family * Karyn Calabrese * Rose Lee Calabro * Champion Juicers * Tolentin Chan & Dan Hoyt * Karie Clingo * Cuisinart * Sharon Elam * Excalibur Dehydrators * John Fielder * Jackie Graff * Green Star * Shannon Isley * Juliano * Karen Knowler * Viktoras Kulvinskas * John Larsen * Jalissa Letendre * Living and Raw Foods Market * Elaine Love * Rhonda Malkmus * Elysa Markowitz * New Natives Farm * Paul Nison * Karen Parker * Rhio * Eddie D. Robinson & Lillian Butler * Julie Rodwell * Rita Romano * Jeremy Safron * Matt Samuelson * Chad Sarno * Nomi Shannon * Shazzie * Jameth & Kim Sheridan * Cherie Soria * The Sproutpeople * Jinjee & Storm Talifero * Vita-Mix * Jonathan Weber * Abeba Wright * Robert Yarosh & Lisa Soto * and Amy Yockel.
(2nd. Edition, 2005, 93 pages, soft cover) – Let’s face it. Busy people do not like to prepare food. We generally eat out – a lot! If you want to eat raw foods but do not want to prepare them yourself, then you’ll subsist on fresh raw fruit and frequent your local salad bars. If you’re lucky, you’ll live near a raw restaurant.
However, there are many easy ways to enjoy more variety while eating raw foods. In this book, I discuss strategies for eating out; direct you to some mail order resources for raw prepared foods; and, yes, encourage you to learn some very simple dishes that you can prepare for yourself.
This book is perfect for raw food beginners, busy people, health-conscious slackers, and those on temporary cleansing programs. It makes a great gift for the raw-curious as well, since it is the simplest and least intimidating raw food recipe book on the market. It includes over 120 recipes, almost half of which are or include machine-free options.
Also contains a new weekly organization guide.
For thousands of years ginger has been one of the world’s most favored spices and a major ingredient in Oriental remedies. Yet ginger’s precious healing values are still virtually unknown and ignored in the modern world. This book proposes that your spice cabinet contains a healing substance that is beyond the therapeutic scope of any modern drug; a substance with the potential to save billions of dollars and countless lives. Calling ginger “the universal medicine,” the author surveys the ancient claims of ginger’s effective health usage as these are verified by international medical research. Supported by hundreds of scientific studies, this book leads the reader to discover the extraordinary personal and social benefits of using ginger. Among the medicinal uses of ginger are:
* daily energy tonic; * cardiovascular protection; * anti-ulcer remedy; * arthritis treatment; * digestive aid; * natural therapy for colds and headache; * relief of menstrual discomfort, nausea and parasites.
(1997, 297 pages, softcover) Excitotoxins are substances added to foods and beverages that literally stimulates neurons to death, causing brain damage This book describes how monosodium glutamate, aspartame (nutrasweet), and similar substances can cause harm to the brain and nervous system. This book also details the relationship of these substances to neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Lou Gehrig’s Disease (ALS), and others.