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Health and Wellness

The Hormone Cure by Sara Gottfried, MD

The Biology of Belief by Bruce Lipton, PhD

Overpower Pain by Mitchell T. Yass, PT

The Fibro Fix by Dr. David Brady, DC

The Fungal Pharmacy by Robert Rogers, RH (AHG)

Adaptogens in Medical Herbalism by Donald R. Yance, CN, MH, RH (AHG)

Dr. Lani’s No-Nonsense Bone Health Guide by Lani Simpson, DC, CCD

Clean, Green, and Lean: Get Rid of the Toxins That Make You Fat by Dr. Walter Crinnion, ND

Living Well with Menopause – Carolyn Chambers Clark, ARNP, EDD

The 22 {Non-Negotiable} Laws of Wellness – Greg Anderson

Natural Cures “They” Don’t Want You to Know About – Kevin Trudeau
Fear Cancer No More – Mauris L. Emeka

Skinny Bitch – Rory Freedman and Kim Barnouin

Smart Fats – Michael A. Schmidt – or any other book he has written

Pain Free A Revolutionary Method for Stopping Chronic Pain – Pete Egoscue

The Herb Book – John Lust
Homeopathy: A Frontier in Medical Science – Paolo Bellavite, M.D. and Andrea Signorini, M.D.

The Body Electric – Robert Becker and Gary Selden
The Green Pharmacy – James A. Duke, PH.D.

Sugar Blues – William Dufty

Breast Cancer What You Should Know (But May Not Be Told) About

         Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment  – Steve Austin, N.D., and Cathy Hitchcock, M.S.W

Waking the Warrior Goddess – Christine Horner, M.D.
Juicing for Life – Cherie Calbom and Maureen Keane

Feast without Yeast – Bruce Semon M.D., PH.D. and Lori Kornblum

Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine – Michael Murray, N.D., and Joseph Pizzorno, N.D.
Our Bodies Ourselves –  or any of its clones - The Boston Women’s Health Collective

The Anti-Aging Solution – Vincent Giampapa, M.D., Ronald Pero, PH.D., Marcia Zimmerman, C.N.
Traditional Foods Are Your Best Medicine – Dr. Ronald F. Schmid, N.D.

The Ultimate Cure – Dr. Jim Dreaver, D.C.           

The Body in Question – Jonathan Miller

The Sanctity of Human Blood:  Vaccination I$ Not Immunization – Tim O’Shea, D.C

Simple Healing Tools on the Path to Personal Empowerment and other books by Carol Hansen Grey

Any book by Rosemary Gladstar (Slick) or Michael Tierra or Susun Weed

Any book by Elson Haas, M.D.

Any book by Christianne Northrup, M.D.

Any book by Nicholas Perricone, M.D. – especially the Perricone Prescription

Any book by Dana Ullman, M.P.H.


Full Moon Feast Food and the Hunger for Connection by Jessica Prentice

The Adrenal Reset Diet by Alan Christensen, NMD

JJ Virgin's Sugar Impact Diet: Drop 7 Hidden Sugars, Lose Up to 10 Pounds in Just 2 Weeks by J.J. Virgin

The China Study   This exhaustive presentation of the findings from the China Study conclusively demonstrates the link between nutrition and heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. Referred to as the 'Grand Prix of epidemiology' by 'The New York Times', this study examines more than 350 variables of health and nutrition with surveys from 6500 adults in more than 2500 counties across China and Taiwan. While revealing that proper nutrition can have a dramatic effect on reducing and reversing these ailments as well as obesity, this text calls into question the practices of many of the current dietary programs, such as the Atkins diet, that enjoy widespread popularity in the West. The impact of the politics of nutrition and the efforts of special interest groups on the creation and dissemination of public information on nutrition are also discussed.  You can read the book in its entirety at the above link.


Eat, Pray, Love – Elizabeth Gilbert

Three Cups of Tea – Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin

Living With Joy – Sanaya Roman

Doing Nothing Coming to the End of the Spiritual Search by Steven Harrison

Buddha's Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, and Wisdom by Rick Hanson and Richard Mendius

Any book by Deepak Chopra, M.D.

Any book by Wayne Dyer, PhD.

Any book by Echart Tolle

Any book by Neale Donald Walsch

Law of Attraction

The Secret – Rhonda Byrne

Excuse Me Your Life is Waiting  – Lynn Grabhorn

Happy for No Reason by Marci Shimoff

Any book by Esther and Jerry Hicks (Abraham-Hicks family)

Metaphysical & Spiritual

The Mystic Christ – Ethan Walker III

Love Without End Jesus Speaks… - Glenda Green

Getting to Joy – Karuna Poole

Messages From Amma in the Language of the Heart – Janine Canan, M.D. (editor)

Racing Along the Razor’s Edge –Swami Ramakrishnananda Puri

Ammachi A Biography of Mata Amritanandamayi – Swami Amritaswarupananda

A Course in Miracles - The Foundation for Inner Peace

Wherever You Go There You Are by Jon Kabat-Zinn

Coming to our Senses by Jon Kabat-Zinn

You Can’t Afford the Luxury of a Negative Thought by John-Roger and Peter McWilliams

Stillness Speaks or any book by Eckhart Tolle

Outdoor Recreation

Backpacking California – Paul Backhurst (editor)

East Bay Trails Outdoor Adventures in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties – David Weintraub

Two in the Far North by Margaret E. Murie

Fodor's Health & Fitness Vacations USA, Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean by Bernard Burt

Any outdoor hiking and camping guide by Tom Stienstra

Stress Management

Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff … and it’s all small stuff  (or any of his other books) - Richard Carlson, PH.D.

Life without Stress The Far eastern Antidote to Tension and Anxiety – Dr. Arthur Sololoff

Give Stress a Rest – Top Trainers, Speakers and Consultants

Wherever You Go There You Are and Full Catastrophe Living – Jon Kabat-Zinn

Any Elf-help book from Abbey Press, St. Meinrad, Indiana

Green Technologies

Backyard Composting – Harmonious Technologies

The Simple Living Guide – Janet Luhrs

Clean, Green and Lean Get Rid of the Toxins That Make You Fat by Dr. Walter Crinnion, ND

Travel Adventures          

San Francisco Shoreline Guide – University of California Press

Maui Revealed The Ultimate Guidebook - Andrew Doughty and Harriett Friedman

        or any of the other revealed books about the other Hawaiian islands
Recreation Lakes of California – Recreation Sales Publishing, Inc.

Any book by Rick Steves – especially Europe Through the Back Door

The Arts

Classical Music – John Burrows (General Editor) – DK Eyewitness Companions book

The Metropolitan Opera Stories of the Great Operas – John W. Freeman

Ticket to the Opera – Phil G. Goulding



Rich Dad, Poor Dad – Robert T. Kiyosaki

A Spiritual and Practical Guide for Holistic Practitioners and Healing Centers – Andrea Adler

Any book by Suze Orman especially the Financial Guidebook Put the 9 Steps to Work



Eat, Pray, Love – Elizabeth GilbertThe Japanese Lover by Isabelle Allende

Breakfast with Buddha by Rolland Merullo

The #1 Ladies Detective Agency series by Alexander McCall Smith

Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon

Any book by Chris Bohjalian especially Midwives and The Law of Similars

Any book by Donna Leon (mysteries)


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