Literary Resources

Literary Resources

Food Politics, Controversy and Economics / Deceptive Marketing

  • Forks over Knives
  • The Food Revolution, John Robbins
  • Diet for A Small Planet, Frances Moore Lappe
  • Food Politics: How the Food Industry Influences Nutrition and Health, Marion Nestle, PhD, MPH
  • Diet for a Dead Planet, Christopher Cook
  • Fast Food Nation, Eric Schlosser
  • The New Ethics of Eating, Erik Marcus
  • Meat Market, Erik Marcus
  • Can’t Buy My Love: How Advertising Changes the Way We Think and Feel, Jean Kilbourne
  • The Truth about Drug Companies: How They Deceive Us and What to Do about it, Marcia Angell
  • Food Matters: The Ethics of What We Eat, Jim Mason, Peter Singer
  • Harvest for Hope, A Guide to Mindful Eating, Jane Goodall
  • The World Peace Diet, Eating for Spiritual Health and Social Harmony, Will Tuttle
  • Against the Grain: Biotechnology and the Corporate Takeover of Your Food, Lappe, Bailey
  • Trust Us, We’re Experts! How Industry Manipulates Science and Gambles with Your Future, Rampton, Stauber
  • Genetically Engineered Food: Changing the Nature of Nature, Teitel and Wilson

Whole Organic Food

  • Organic Foods Source Book, Lipson
  • Healing with Whole Foods: Asian Traditions and Modern Nutrition, Paul Pitchford
  • Staying Healthy with the Seasons, Elson Haas
  • Food and Healing, Annemarie Colbin
  • Prescription for Nutritional Healing, Balch
  • The New Whole Foods Encyclopedia, Rebecca Wood
  • Healing with Whole Foods, Christina Pirello
  • Holistic Integrative Eating
  • Kitchen Table Wisdom, Remen
  • The Slow Down Diet, Marc David
  • The Zen of Eating, Ronna Kabatznick
  • Energetics of Food: Encounters with Your Most Intimate Relationship, Steve Gagne
  • The Five Phases of Food: How to Begin, John Garvy, Jr,
  • Conscious Eating, Gabriel Cousens
  • Spiritual Nutrition, Gabriel Cousens
  • If the Buddha Came to Dinner, Hale Sofia Schatz

Nutrition / Eating Styles

  • Food as Medicine, Dharma Singh Khalsa
  • Eating Well for Optimum Health, Dr. Andrew Weil
  • The Okinawa Program, Willcox, Willcox and Suzuki
  • The Body Ecology Diet, Donna Gates with Linda Schatz
  • The 3-Season Diet, John Douillard
  • Eat, Drink and Be Healthy: The Harvard Medical School Guide To Healthy Eating, Walter Willet, MD
  • Eat More, Weigh Less, Dean Ornish
  • Eat Right for Your Type, Peter D’adamo
  • Enter the Zone, Barry Sears
  • The Glucose Revolution Life Plan, Jennie Brand-Miller
  • The Master Cleanser: With Special Needs and Problems, Stanley Burroughs
  • Nature’s First Law: The Raw-Food Diet, Stephen Arllin, Fouad Dini, David Wolfe
  • Rainbow Green Live-Food Cuisine, Gabriel Cousens
  • Power Eating Program: You Are How You Eat, Lino Stanchich
  • Pritikin Program for Diet and Exercise, Nathan Pritikin
  • The South Beach Diet, Arthur Agatston
  • Your Body’s Many Cries for Water: You are not sick, you are thirsty, Fereydoon Batmanghelidj, MD

Sugar Addiction

  • Get the Sugar Out: 501 Simple Ways to Cut the Sugar out of Any Diet
    Ann Louise Gittleman, PhD, CNS
  • Sugar Blues, Dufty
  • The Psychology of Food, Eating Disorders
  • Nourishing Wisdom: A Mind-Body Approach to Nutrition and Well-Being, Marc David
  • When Food Is Love, Geneen Roth
  • Feeding the Hungry Heart: The Experience of Compulsive Eating, Geneen Roth
  • Breaking Free from Emotional Eating, Geneen Roth
  • Why Weight? A guide to Ending Compulsive Eating, Geneen Roth
  • When You Eat at the Refrigerator, Pull Up a Chair, Geneen Roth
  • Appetites: On the Search for True Nourishment, Geneen Roth
  • Eating and Intimacy, Geneen Roth
  • When Food is Food and Love Is Love: A Step-by-Step Spiritual Program to Break Free from Emotional Eating, Geneen Roth

Exercise for the Mind

  • Making a Good Brain Great, Daniel Amen, MD

Women’s Health

  • Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom, Christiane Northrup
  • The Wisdom of Menopause; Creating Physical and Emotional Health and Healing During The
  • Change, Christiane Northrup

Pregnancy / Infertility

  • The Whole Pregnancy Handbook, Joel Evans
  • The Infertility Cure, Randine Lewis, Ph.D
  • Taking Charge of Your Fertility, Toni Weschler

Healthy Parents

  • Cooking for the Whole Family, Lair
  • How to get Kids to Eat Great and Love it, Wood
  • How to Teach Nutrition to Kids, Evers


  • Anatomy of Yoga, Coulter
  • Light on Yoga, B.K.S. Iyengar
  • Yoga, B.K.S. Iyengar
  • The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
  • The Bhagavad Gita, Eknath Easwaran
  • Living Your Yoga, Judith Lasater, Ph.D., PT
  • Yoga Mind, Body and Spirit, Donna Farhi
  • Meditations from the Mat, Rolf Gates and Katrina Kenison
  • The Heart of Yoga, TKV Desikachar
  • Yoga: The Poetry of the Body, Rodney Yee

Alexander Technique

  • The Alexander Technique workbook, Richard Brennan
  • The Alexander Technique Birth Book, Machover and Drake

Feldendrais Technique

  • Awareness Through Movement, Moshe Feldendrais


  • Conscious Breathing, Gay Hendricks
  • The Breathing Book, Donna Farhi


  • Anatomy of Movement, Blandine Calais-Germain
  • Dynamic Alignment Through Imagery, Eric Franklin
  • Dance Imagery for Technique and Performance, Eric Franklin

Healthy Home

  • The Experts Guide to Life at Home
  • The Experts Guide to 100 Things Everyone Should Know How to Do, Samantha Ettus

Feng Shui

  • The Western Guide to Feng Shui, Terah Kathryn Collins

Green Living

  • Green Living, The E Magazine Handbook for Living Lightly on the Earth, By the Editors of E/The Environmental Magazine
  • Green Clean, The Environmentally Sound Guide to Cleaning Your Home, Hunter and Halpin


  • Food and Our Bones: The Natural Way to Prevent Osteoporosis, Annemarie Colbin

Healthy Cookbooks

  • The Sustainable Kitchen, Passionate Cooking Inspired by Farms, Forests and Oceans, Stein, Dern, Hinds
  • Fresh Food Fast: Delicious, Seasonal Vegetarian Meals in Under an Hour, Peter Berley
  • The Self-Healing Cookbook: A Macrobiotic Primer for Healing Body, Mind and Moods withWhole, Natural Foods, Kristina Turner
  • The Healthy Kitchen, Andrew Weil and Rosie Daley
  • The Enchanted Broccoli Forest, Mollie Katzen
  • RAW, The Uncook Book, Juliano with Erika Lenkert
  • The Bold Vegetarian Chef,
  • Adventures in Flavor with Soy, Beans, Vegetables and Grains, Ken Charney
  • La Dolce Vegan, Vegan Livin’ Made Easy, Sarah Kramer
  • Vegan with a Vengeance: Over 150 Delicious, Cheap, Animal-free Recipes that Rock, Isa Chandra Moskowitz


  • The Chopra Center Herbal Handbook, Simon and Chopra


  • Natural Health
  • Alternative Medicine
  • Yoga Journal
  • Eating Well
  • Body and Soul
  • Veg News
  • Vegetarian Times
  • Natural Home and Garden
  • Cooking Light
  • Health Magazine
  • Organic Style
  • Simplicity
  • Living Without


  • Dr. Caroline Leaf
  • Dr. Christiane Northrup, Health Wisdom For Women
  • Dr. Andrew Weil, Self Healing
  • Dr. Alejandro Junger – CLEAN
  • Dr. Frank Lipman