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Healing Foods Book Club!

Food is medicine! What you’re eating can make or break your health. Change your life for the better by adjusting what you eat- so that it actually feeds and heals your body, and expands your mind!

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Staying Healthy with Nutrition Elson Haas, 1992

“The most thorough and intensive discussion of nutritional medicine ever published” – Google Books

Originally published in 1992, and updated for the 21st century. Many years of research by the author resulted in this gem. First, this book discusses the building blocks of nutrition- water, proteins, fats, and oils. Next, Elson Haas discusses the importance of, and and possible symptoms of deficiency and toxicity (“overdose”) for each nutrient and vitamin. 

Many other aspects of diet and nutrition are also discussed, along with special dietary programs for specific needs and different stages of life, plus cleansing and detox programs. The information in this book will blow your mind!
Staying Healthy with the Seasons Elson Haas, 1981
Revised for the 21st century. The changing seasons definitely affect our mental well-being and physical health. This is a seasonal approach to nutrition as has become extremely popular over the past decade.
Elson Haas is a thought leader in season-based lifestyle theory. The general advice is to eat foods that are in season where you live, and to eat chemical-free foods. Combines the best of herbalism and nutrition, plus eastern and western medicines.
Prescription for Nutritional Healing, 2nd Edition Phyllis Balch, 2001
Best-selling guide in America for nutritional and complementary therapies. This book provides drug-free remedies for nearly 350 health problems. The updated version provides an even more comprehensive understanding, and opens up the possibility for people to put a nutritional program together to heal themselves.
The World’s Healthiest Foods Cookbook George Mateljan, 2006
This cookbook covers a lot of ground, and recipes are included! If you are wondering what to eat to keep yourself healthy, and how to cook it, check this book out. Nutrient dense and healing foods are the focus. Fyi this is not a solely vegan cookbook, but is an invaluable resource.
In Defense of Food: an Eater’s Manifesto Michael Pollan, 2009
Grow your understanding of what it means to be healthy. The general premise: “eat food, not too much, mostly plants”.
Written by a food activist and journalist. This book purports that the western diet has been convoluted. The foods we eat are no longer a product of nature, but more a product of science, and real, whole food has been replaced with “nutrients”. This book will show you how to make food choices that enrich your life and bring pleasure back into eating.
Wheat Belly William Davis, MD, 2014
According to this book, about half of Americans that consume wheat are experiencing some form of negative health effect because of it. From high blood sugar, to minor rashes and much worse, 

Dr. Davis also comes to the conclusion that wheat is one of the main causes of obesity in our nation. He then provides a simple, step-by-step plan- to build and maintain a wheat-free lifestyle for yourself. This book is backed by cutting-edge science and nutrition.
Grain Brain: The Surprising Truth About Wheat, Carbs, and Sugar- Your Brain’s Silent Killers David Perlmutter MD, 2013
Get ready for the devastating truth. Processed carbs are destroying your brain. The title says it all. We can take control of our brains through specific lifestyle habits and dietary choices. 

Grains contribute to incredible brain dysfunctions such as ADHD and dementia, even chronic headaches and depression, including anxiety and much more. It is very likely possible to move away from these dysfunctions without drugs. Includes a four-week plan to “reprogram our genetic destiny for the better!”
Food Matters Mark Bittman, 2014
In the first few chapters, it is explained how Big Agriculture and the meat industry affect our health and the environment with negative results. It is explained how the advertising industry teamed up with these other industries to create an unrealistic and unsustainable demand for certain types of foods.
Mark Bittman takes the mystery out of labels like organic, sustainable, and local. From there, you get a realistic and affordable plan to help you change your diet to decrease your carbon footprint and increase your health.