Books About Wellness and Holistic Health
Wellness and Holistic Health Resources
All books are listed alphabetically by title, below.
Confessions of a Medical Heretic by the late Robert Mendelsohn. This classic was written by the pediatrician who founded the holistic health care movement in the U.S. in the 1970's. He was the first well known pediatrician to challenge the promotion and use of increasing numbers of drugs and vaccines by children and adults.
Envisioning A Bright Future: Interventions that Work for Children and Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders by Patricia Lemer, Editor. For parents and professionals searching for answers about how to help a child with brain and immune system disorders, including ADD/ADHD, autism, learning disabilities and vision problems. Twenty-three contributing authors explore many topics from how environmental toxins and diet can play a role in neuroimmune dysfunction to alternatives for helping children heal and achieve a better quality of life.
Impossible Cure: The Promise of Homeopathy by Amy , PhD., is a well written guide for those interested in learning more about homeopathy, an holistic health care alternative to reliance on prescription drugs, vaccines and surgery. Provides an in-depth account of the history, philosophy, science and experience of homeopathic medicine. The author also describes how her son recovered from autism through homeopathic treatment and includes other testimonials from many others who have recovered physical, mental and emotional health. http://www.impossiblecure.com/
Special Needs Kids Go Pharm-Free by Judy Converse. This book explains nutrition-focused tools to help minimize dependence on medicines and maximize health and well-being.
Take Control of Your Health by Joseph Mercola. Advocating personal empowerment by obtaining knowledge and taking action, this book offers good advice from a holistic health physician about how to maintain wellness without relying on drugs and vaccines.
The Case Against Fluoride: How Hazardous Waste Ended Up in Our Drinking Water and the Bad Science and Powerful Politics That Keep It There. In this timely and important book, Dr. Paul Connett, Dr. James Beck, and Dr. H. Spedding Micklem take a new look at the science behind water fluoridation and argue that just because the dental and medical establishments endorse a public health measure doesn't mean it's safe. In the case of water fluoridation, the chemicals that go into the drinking water that more than 180 million people drink each day are not even pharmaceutical grade, but rather a hazardous waste product of the phosphate fertilizer industry. It is illegal to dump this waste into the sea or local surface water, and yet it is allowed in our drinking water. To make matters worse, this program receives no oversight from the Food and Drug Administration, and the Environmental Protection Agency takes no responsibility for the practice. And from an ethical standpoint, say the authors, water fluoridation is a bad medical practice: individuals are being forced to take medication without their informed consent, there is no control over the dose, and no monitoring of possible side effects.
1,000 Gluten-Free Recipes by Carol Fenster. Described as the gluten-free version of Joy of Cooking, this gluten-cookbook is a big help for families who keep a gluten-free kitchen.