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Dan's Reading List

Country Doctor Recommended Reading

“Your Personal Guide to the Ultimate Healing System, 18 Steps to Achieve Optimal Health” by Samuel Young & Dan Young-A simple to follow guide that empowers individuals to take back control of their health through all natural methods. Available for purchase at Country Doctor Nutritional Center “Nourishing Traditions” by Sally Fallon-Animal fats and cholesterol are not villains but vital factors in the diet, necessary for normal growth, proper function of the brain and nervous system, protection from disease and optimum energy levels. “Good Foods Bad Foods” by Judith DeCava-Judy DeCava does an excellent job of showing us the path between the synthetic fractionated vitamins found at your local drugstore and the therapeutic value of whole vital foods. The old statement “We are what we eat” should have proven itself a reality with the staggering statistics of the deteriorating of the health of this nation. “Vitamins and Antioxidants” by Judith DeCava-Judith DeCava presents, without bias, the established facts known about vitamins and antioxidants, and draws on the wealth of observations and findings left by Dr. Royal Lee from 1923 to 1967. It confirms that food and food concentrates are your “Best medicine.” “Going Back to the Basics of Human Health” by Mary Frost-This booklet has been presented in an effort to educate you about natural food and soil, whole food supplements vs. synthetic, and the importance of protein and natural fats in the diet. “Why Your Doctor Offers Nutritional Supplements” by Stephanie Selene Anderson and Mark Anderson-While many people know that processing food destroys vital nutrients, few realize that the synthetic “vitamins” added back to processed foods-and found in most supplement bottles-are nothing like vitamins as they exist in whole foods. “Traditional Foods Are Your Best Medicine” by Ronald Schmid-Dr. Schmid begins with a thorough overview of the work of Dr. Weston Price and Dr. Francis Pottenger. With this as background, he presents a complete perspective on how diet influences health. There is a great deal of up-to-date information on individual foods and food groups currently available in today’s marketplace, a review of well-known, popular diets, and how foods can be used to aid in the recovery of health. “Health vs. Disease” by Melvin Page and H. Leon Abrams Jr.-A clear general presentation of the variables affecting health. Although an older manuscript, it still provides a thorough background of basics of body chemistry. Almost all of the information provided is still applicable and practical. Like many classic works, it stands out despite the passage of time and further knowledge gained with modern research. “The History of a Crime” by Harvey W. Wiley “Who is to know the motives of those in government that ignore the facts while perpetuating the unbound greed of the few in industry who are willing to compromise the health of the nation to serve their own interests?” -Harvey W. Wiley MD. 1912 “Ageless Living” by Rico Caveglia-“To Age is Natural, To Grow Old is Not” This workbook provides a superb program that directs the reader along a path towards a long and energetic lifestyle. “Empty Harvest” by Bernard Jensen and Mark Anderson-Mark Anderson, with the support of Dr. Bernard Jensen, shows how interconnected man is to Earth, especially the link among our food, our immunity and our planet. **Find these books at or through Selene River Press (May also be available on Amazon) “Lick the Sugar Habit” by Nancy Appleton-Dr. Appleton explores the effects of the least recognized culprit in degenerative conditions. She perceptively relates how they addition of carbohydrates/sugars to the diet has become addictive. The body chemistry principle is then explained so diet and lifestyle can be changed to promote optimum health. “Stopping Inflammation” by Nancy Appleton- Drawing on the latest research, this book begins with a full explanation of inflammation and its many causes, but most of all it shows you how to look at the root cause and make the changes that could ultimately save your quality of life. “The Fat Burning Diet” by Jay Robb-based on his own life experiences, re-evaluates popularly accepted dietary patterns. He explains the reasons for and the method of changing from burning carbohydrates to burning fats by adjusting the dietary intake. “Food and Behavior” by Barbara Reed Stitt-By changing his diet, one can restore the proper molecular balance of the brain therefore healing the individual rather than simply covering up unwanted behavior. The information in this book is paramount to a great many parents as well as men and women of all ages trying to survive on the American Diet. “Beating the Food Giants” by Paul Stitt-Paul Stitt draws on years as a food scientist for two of the country’s largest corporations to lay bare the greed and cover ups taking place to insure their profitability while destroying the health of the American public. He tells how they program you to crave certain foods, to overeat every day, to make you feel stuffed yet hungry, and what you can do about it. “Health Bones” by Nancy Appleton—Dr. Appleton uses the body chemistry principle to show how a well-balanced diet can prevent or reverse osteoporosis. Current thinking and treatments are first discussed, then diet and lifestyle suggestions are made to support improved health. Food choice information and recipes are given to assist the reader in making effective changes. “In Fitness and In Health” by Philip Maffetone—Deals with health and fitness as an integrated balance. Follows the philosophy of the ancient Greeks emphasizing the cultivation of self. The book describes a “Way of life,” a quality of life, and how our body works, what keeps it healthy and fit, and what signs and symptoms tell us to make changes. “Feed Your Kids Well” by Fred Pescatore—Today, one third of North American children and teenagers are overweight. Despite decades of medical and scientific breakthroughs, the percentage of children with health problems is the highest in history. This book is the tool concerned parents can use to help their overweight and non-overweigh children get healthy. “The New Natural Healing Cookbook” by Bessie Jo Tillman—A more likely name would be the “Get Healthy Eating Plan.” This cookbook is designed to spark your individual creativity in the combining nutritious and colorful foods that serve the body well. The goal is optimal health. Therefore, only nourishing and beneficial foods are used. **Find these books at or through Selene River Press (May also be available on Amazon)

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