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Nutrition and Physical Degeneration: a Comparison of Primitive and Modern Diets and Their Effects by Weston A. Price, DDS. First published in 1939 and used as a textbook for elementary through college level courses on nutrition, this book has become an underground classic. The photos alone are worth the price. Meticulous, voluminous research that has been corroborated by other researchers around the world. (See our Un-nourishing Modern Traditions and More Un-Nourishing Traditions for some of them.) Share this book with everyone important to you, including school children for whom a picture can truly be worth a thousand words. Latest edition with many more photos is available through http://www.ppnf.org/catalog/ppnf/

Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon and Mary Enig. This is the single most important cookbook you will ever own because it is more than just a cookbook. It is also a valuable educational tool.

The Untold Story of Milk: The History, Politics and Science of Nature's Perfect Food: Raw Milk from Pasture-Fed Cows by Ron Schmid, ND. You would expect a book by a graduate of MIT to be scholarly and well researched and this one is. Lays out how and why raw milk from healthy, pastured animals has such extraordinary health benefits that it was once used to cure many diseases. Includes lots of research concerning the healing powers and nutritional value of raw milk from healthy animals, plus some of the history and political/scientific/economic influences of the dairy industry over the last 150 years. You will weep over the plight of commercial dairy cows.

Traditional Foods Are Your Best Medicine: Health & Longevity with the Animal, Sea, & Vegetable Foods of Our Ancestors by Ron Schmid, ND. This book provides an excellent overview of Weston A. Price's Nutrition and Physical Degeneration along with some illuminating comparison's of popular diets. Tons of other amazing info on food and diet. We have used several quotes from this book on our website.

Betrayal of Health: The Impact of Nutrition, Environment, & Lifestyle on Illness in America by Joseph D. Beasely, M.D. Based on a massive 10 year study which became known as The Kellog Report, this book is the condensed version, which basically concludes that our best hope for a healthy life is not medical care but self-care. We couldn't agree more.

Racketeering in Medicine: The Suppression of Alternatives by James Carter, MD

Politics in Healing: The Suppression and Manipulation of American Medicine by Daniel Haley. Some amazing stories that will break your heart.

Confessions of a Medical Heretic by Robert S. Mendelson, MD c1979 Dated but still good

Politics of Cancer Revisited by Samuel Epstein, MD. Sequel to the award-winning 1978 blockbuster Politics of Cancer

The Secret History of the War on Cancer by Devra Davis

Questioning Chemotherapy by Ralph Moss, PhD

What Doctors Don't Tell You: The Truth about the Dangers of Modern Medicine. Lynne McTaggart by Lynne McTaggart

Heart Frauds: Uncovering the Biggest Health Scam in History by Charles T. McGee, MD

Lipitor Thief of Memory by Duane Graveline, MD

Health Myths Exposed: Learn How to Avoid Deadly Health Myths-Add 10 Years to Your Life by Shane Wllison, M.Sc.

Malignant Medical Myths: Why Medical Treatment Causes 200,000 Deaths in the USA Each Year. by Joel M. Kaufman, Ph.D.

The Truth about the Drug Companies: How They Deceive Us and What to Do about It by Marcia Angell MD

The Treatment Trap: How the Overuse of Medical Care Is Wrecking Your Health and What You Can Do to Prevent It by Rosemary Gibson.

Selling Sickness: How the World's Biggest Pharmaceutical Companies Are Turning Us All Into Patients by Ray Moynihan and Allan Cassels

Sweet Misery. Well done 90 minute DVD documentary investigates the history, political aspects and the health effects of apsartame

Recipe for Living Without Disease and other books by Aajonous Vonderplanitz

Cholesterol Myths by Uffe Ravnskov, M.D., PhD

The Great Cholesterol Myth: Why Lowering Your Cholesterol Won't Prevent Heart Disease-And the Statin-Free Plan That Will by Jonny Bowden and Stephen Sinatra

Fat and Cholesterol Are Good for You by Uffe Ravnskov, M.D., Ph.D.

Know Your Fats by Mary Enig, Ph.D.

Coconut Oil Miracle 4TH Edition by Bruce Fife, C.N., N.D.

Dangerous Grains by James Braly, M.D., and Ron Hoggan M.A

Fungus Link an Introduction To Fungal Di by Doug Kaufmann. The first in a series on the fungi/mycotoxin connection to modern disease. See our grains and mycotoxins and biological terrain vs germ theory pages.

Life Without Bread by Christian B. Allan, PhD and Wolfgang Lutz, M.D

Sugar Blues by William Dufty. A Classic, be sure to take notes so you will remember the message of this book.

Sweet and Dangerous; the New Facts About the Sugar You Eat As a Cause of Heart Disease, Diabetes, and Other Killers by John Yudkin. Out of Print. Get the used copy, and/or read our more un-nourishing modern traditions page.

The Raw Truth about Milk by William Campbell, M.D.

Excitotoxins the Taste That Kills by Russell L. Blaylock, MD

The Whole Soy Story: The Dark Side of Americas Favorite Health Food by Kaayla T. Daniel

The Fluoride Deception by Christopher Bryson

Our Stolen Future: How We Are Threatening Our Fertility, Intelligence and Survival by Theo Colburn etal

The Schwarzbein Principle by Diane Schwarzbein, MD. This link is to the original, and in our view the best of Schwarzbein books.

Empty Harvest by Bernard Jensen, ND and Mark Anderson. Important book.

Stolen Harvest: The Hijacking of the Global Food Supply by Vandana Shiva

The Fatal Harvest Reader: The Tragedy of Industrial Agriculture ed. by Andrew Kimbrel. This is the condensed, more affordable version of the original Fatal Harvest: the Tragedy of Industrial Agriculture

Fateful Harvest: The True Story of a Small Town, a Global Industry, and a Toxic Secret by Duff Wilson

Seeds of Deception: Exposing Industry and Government Lies about the Safety of the Genetically Engineered Foods You're Eating by Jeffrey Smith. Also the documentary Genetic Roulette.

Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal by Eric Schlosser. While this book may tempt you to go vegetarian or vegan, there is a better way. Buy local grassfed products from a farmer you know. See our Buy REAL Food Locally page for ideas.

World Hunger: 12 Myths by Peter Rosset, Francis Moore Lappe etal. Helps us see that growing world hunger is and always has been a political and economic choice made largely by those who benefit from that choice.

Hungry for Profit: The Agribusiness Threat to Farmers, Food, and the Environment. edited by Fred Magdof etal

Pasture Perfect the Far Reaching Benefit by Jo Robinson

The Future of Food. Well done 88 minute DVD documentary explores the downside of genetically modified food, and considers the politics involved

Alternative Medicine 2nd edition by The Burton Goldberg Group, good general guide

Prescription for Natural Cures: A Self-Care Guide for Treating Health Problems with Natural Remedies Including Diet, Nutrition, Supplements, and Other by James F. Balch, M.D., Mark Stengler, N.M.D., and Robnin N. Balch, N.D. PLUS Prescription for Nutritional Healing: A Practical A-To-Z Reference to Drug-Free Remedies Using Vitamins, Minerals, Herbs & Food Supplements by Phylis A. Balch, CNC

Prescription Alternatives: Hundreds of Safe, Natural, Prescription-Free Remedies to Restore and Maintain Your Health (Prescription Alternatives) 2009 edition by Earl Mindell, R.Ph., Ph.D. and Virginia Hopkins

Truth About Childrens Health the Comp by Robert Bernadini. An absolute MUST for every parent.

Vaccines: Are They Really Safe and Effective? by Neil Z. Miller

Vaccines: Are They Really Safe and Effective? 7th edition, by Tim O'Shea

What Your Doctor May Not Tell You about Children's Vaccinations (What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About...) by Stephanie Cave, M.D. and Deborah Mitchell

*virus and the Vaccine (04 Edition) by Debbie Boochin and Jim Schumacker

Root Canal Cover-Up by George E. Meinig DDS, FACD

Its All in Your Head Diseases Caused By Silver Mercury Fillings by Hal Huggins DDS

The Body Electric: Electromagnetism and the Foundation of Life by Robert O. Becker and Gary Selden. Provides an insight into the negative health effects of electromagnetic pollution and how this aspect is effectively denied by economic interests. Also discusses the potential healing benefits of "energy" medicine.

Cross Currents also by Robert O. Becker. Explores both the healing potential and adverse effects of electrical energy.

Public Health SOS: The Shadow Side of the Wireless Revolution by Camilla Rees and Magda Havas, PhD. An essential read.

Dirty Electricity: Electrification and the Diseases of Civilization by Samuel Milham, M.D., Mph.