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    Below is a comprehensive list of our favorite books relating to Healthy Living. You can purchase these locally at our fantastic and quirky local independent bookstore, Fireside Books— famous for their Good books and Bad Coffee! Click here to purchase these books online from Fireside Books.

  • Food and Nutrition
    • Nourishing Traditions – Sally Fallon and Mary Enig
    • Wild Fermentation – Sandor Ellix Katz
    • Healing with Whole Foods – Paul Pitchford
    • Food and Healing – Annemarie Colbin
    • The Tao of Healthy Eating – Bob Flaws
    • The Omnivore's Dilemma – Michael Pollan
    • In Defense of Food, An Eater's Manifesto – Michael Pollan
    • The End of Food – Thomas F. Pawlick
  • Cookbooks
    • The Anti-Inflammation Diet and Recipe Book – Jessica K. Black N.D.
    • Classic Indian Vegetarian and Grain Cooking – Julie Sahni
    • Eat Fat, Lose Fat – Sally Fallon and Mary Enig
    • A Spoonful of Ginger: Irresistible Health-Giving Recipes from Asian Kitchens – Nina Simonds
    • Hot Sour Salty Sweet: A Culinary Journey Through Southeast Asia – Alford Duguid
    • Raw: The Uncook Book: New Vegetarian Food for Life – Juliano Brotman
    • Madhur Jaffrey's World Vegetarian: More Than 650 Meatless Recipes from Around the World – Madhur Jaffrey
    • Indian Regional Classics: Fast, Fresh, and Healthy Home Cooking – Julie Sahni
    • Blue Ginger: East Meets West Cooking – Ming Tsai
    • The Book of Whole Meals – Annemarie Colbin
  • Herbs
    • Discovering Wild Plants – Janice Schoffield
    • Healing Wise – Susun Weed
    • The Way of Herbs – Michael Tierra
    • New Menopausal Years, the Wise Woman Way – Susun Weed
    • Wise Woman Herbal for the Childbearing Year – Susun Weed
    • Herbal Healing for Women – Rosemary Gladstar
  • Organic Gardening
    • Ask Mother Nature – Ellen Vande Visse
  • Lifestyle, Culture, Travel, Memoirs
    • Out of Our Minds: Learning to be Creative – Sir Ken Robinson
    • Musicophilia – Oliver Sacks
    • Einstein – Walter Isaacson
    • Why Zebra's Don't Get Ulcers – Robert M. Sapolsky
    • Living Like Ed – Ed Begley, JR.
    • 1776 – David McCullough
    • A Crime So Monstrous: Face–to–Face with Modern Day Slavery – E. Benjamin Skinner
    • Change or Die – Alan Deutschman
    • Never Eat Alone – Keith Ferrazzi
    • Lost on Planet China – J. Maarten Troost
    • The Glass Castle: A Memoir – Jeannette Walls
    • Into Thick Air – Jim Malusa
    • The Places In between – Rory Stewart
    • Fourth Uncle on the Mountain – Marjorie Pivar and Quang Van Nguyen
    • Affluenza – John de Graaf, David Wann, Thomas H Naylor, and Vicki Robin
    • The 4-Hour Work Week – Timothy Ferriss
    • Deep Survival – Laurence Gonzales
    • Sway: The Irresistible Pull of Irrational Behavior – Ori and Rom Brafman
    • The Parent Care Conversation – Dan Taylor
  • Spirituality and Inspiration
    • 11 Days at the Edge: One Man's Spiritual Journey Into Evolutionary Enlightenment – Michael Wombacher
    • Wake Up And Roar – H. W. L. Poonja
    • A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose – Eckhart Tolle
    • The Book of Secrets: Unlocking the Hidden Dimensions of Your Life – Deepak Chopra
    • The Tao Te Ching – Stephen Mitchell
    • The Purpose Principle – Kevin Doherty
    • Siddartha – Hermann Hesse
    • Mans Search for Meaning – Victor Frankel
    • The War of Art – Steven Pressfield
    • Explorers of the Infinite – Maria Coffee
    • My Stroke of Insight – Jill Bolte Taylor
    • Graceful Exits: How Great Beings Die – Sushila Blackman
    • Dancing with the Ten Thousand Things – Tom Balles
    • Mother Theresa: Come Be My Light – Brian Kolodiejchuk
    • The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying – Sogyal Rimpoche
    • The Problem of Rebirth – Sri Aurobindo
    • Grace and Grit – Ken Wilbur
    • Sex, Ecology and Spirituality – Ken Wilbur
  • Health
    • The Revolutionary Trauma Release Process: Transcend Your Toughest Times - David Berceli
    • Breast Cancer? Breast Health! – Susan Weed
    • The Fourfold Path to Healing – Thomas Cowan, MD
    • The Biology of Belief – Bruce Lipton
    • How Doctors Think – Jerome Groopman
    • The Last Well Person, How to Stay Well Despite the Healthcare System – Nortin M. Hadler
    • Selling Sickness, How the World's Biggest Pharmaceutical Companies are Turning Us All Into Patients – Ray Moynihan and Alan Cassels
    • The Truth About the Drug Companies, How They Deceive Us and What to Do About It – Marcia Angell
    • Adrenal Fatigue: 21st Century Stress Syndrome – James L. Wilson, Jonathan V. Wright
    • Pain Free – Pete Egoscue
    • Moving Toward Balance, 8 Weeks of Yoga with Rodney Yee – Rodney Yee
    • Complications – Atul Gawande
    • Better – Atul Gawande
    • What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Menopause – Dr. John Lee
    • Spontaneous Healing – Andrew Weil
    • 8-Weeks to Optimum Health – Andrew Weil
    • Staying Healthy With the Seasons – Elson Haas
    • Energy Medicine – Donna Eden
    • Bikram's Beginning Yoga Class – Bikram Choudhury
    • Bikram Yoga: The Guru Behind Hot Yoga Shows the Way to Radiant Health and Personal Fulfillment – Bikram Choudhury
    • The Mood Cure: The 4-Step Program to Take Charge of Your Emotions— Today – Julia Ross
  • Pregnancy, Childbirth, Fertility
    • The Infertility Cure – Randine Lewis PhD
    • Taking Charge of Your Fertility: The Definitive Guide to Natural Birth Control, Pregnancy Achievement, and Reproductive Health – Toni Weschler
    • The Thinking Woman's Guide to a Better Birth – Henci Goer and Rhonda Wheeler
    • Ina May's Guide to Childbirth – Ina May Gaskin
    • Natural Childbirth the Bradley Way: Revised Edition – Susan McCutcheon–Rosegg, Erick Ingraham, and Robert A. Bradley
    • Spiritual Midwifery – Ina May Gaskin
    • Misconceptions: Truth, Lies, and the Unexpected on the Journey to Motherhood – Naomi Wolf
    • Immaculate Deception II: Myth, Magic & Birth – Suzanne Arms
  • Chinese Medicine and Qi Gong
    • Wood Becomes Water: Chinese Medicine in Everyday Life – Gail Reichstein
    • The Web that Has No Weaver – Ted Kaptchuk
    • The Five Elements of Self Healing – Jason Elias & Katherine Ketcham
    • Between Heaven and Earth: A Guide to Chinese Medicine – Harriet Beinfield and Efrem Korngold
    • The Chinese Way to Healing: Many Paths to Wholeness – Misha Ruth Cohen and Kalia Doner
    • The Healing Promise of Qi – Roger Jahnke
    • The Healer Within: Using Traditional Chinese Techniques To Release Your Body's Own Medicine – Roger Jahnke
  • Documentaries
    • BBC Planet Earth Series

      Comment: Stunning amazing and totally breathtaking

    • Forgiving Dr. Mengele

      Comment: Unforgettable story that shows the power of forsaking victimhood.

    • Emanuelle's Gift

      Comment: The power and potential of the human spirit when given a chance

    • The Conscientious Objector

      Comment: Heroic WWII medic who refused to kill or carry a weapon

    • Christopher Reeve: Hope in Motion

      Comment: Documentary filmed by Reeve's son. We set our own limitations.

  • Historical
    • John Adams (3–Disc Series)

      Comment: The incredible story and exploration of the enlightened minds and events behind the formation of our great nation.

  • Great Dramas
    • The Train of Life

      Comment: One of our all time favorites

    • Once

      Comment: Story of music, sacrifice and love

  • Comedy
    • Uncorked

      Comment: What matters most in life?

  • Healthy Living for You and Your Family
    • Good Earth Garden School

      Description: Ellen Vande Visse has been known to mysteriously brew compost tea for farmers and farmers' markets, and consults on compost/compost tea and eco-agriculture growing systems. As a teacher, she has trained folks since 1987 on how to build living soil, compost successfully, and grow nutrient-dense vegetables, flowers, lawns, and herbs without poisons. She instructs through her own Good Earth Garden School, as well as credit courses through the University of Alaska, Mat-Su College, and the Alaska Pacific University, and in other geographies by invitation

    • The Art and Heart of Vibrant Living

      Our dear friend Nance Pettit has teamed up with Aicha Mahr to compile the most amazing list of links and resources for healthy eating and healthy living. Check it out!

    • Tiffany's Healing Foods

      Tiffany Pollard is a friend of ours who is a Chinese Medicine practitioner in Seattle, Washington. She has created a series of cooking dvds and recipes for gluten free eating that are better than anything else we have come across. If you visit her site you can watch a video introduction and scan through free recipes and much more. We ordered her videos and have loved learning her recipes and simple cooking methods. We will always be grateful to her for her gluten-free pizza crust recipe :-)

    • Mercola.com

      Contains over 50,000 pages of health & wellness information on every medical topic – it is the top ranked natural healing resource on the web. Mercola.com does NOT accept any third-party advertising or sponsorship, and is not tied into any pharmaceutical company or any other corporate "interest" whatsoever.

    • The Weston A. Price Foundation

      The Weston A. Price Foundation is a nonprofit, tax-exempt charity founded in 1999 to disseminate the research of nutrition pioneer Dr. Weston Price, whose studies of isolated non-industrialized peoples established the parameters of human health and determined the optimum characteristics of human diets. Dr. Price's research demonstrated that humans achieve perfect physical form and perfect health generation after generation only when they consume nutrient-dense whole foods and the vital fat-soluble activators found exclusively in animal fats.

    • The Cholesterol Myths by Uffe Ravsnkov

      Cholesterol may not be the cause of heart disease. Visit this website to learn more.

    • Susun Weed

      An herbalist and author of women's health books, Susan Weed invites you to rediscover the Wise Woman Tradition, herbal medicine, and how to make home remedies. This website offers abundant information on natural health alternatives for women, including information on pregnancy, fertility issues, breast health, cancer prevention, and menopause.

    • Dennis Willmont

      Healer, author, publisher. Comprehensive resource with books and articles on acupuncture, essential oils, natural foods.

    • Mesothelioma Center

      Acupuncture has been linked to alleviating the nausea associated with chemotherapy and the pain incurred from the constant surgeries that cancer patients undergo. The Mesothelioma Center provides what you need to know asbestos exposure and offers the most current and comprehensive information of mesothelioma symptoms and mesothelioma chemotherapy. They have a complete list of doctors, cancer center, and alternative treatment facilities in the US.

    • Food And Healing - the website of Annamarie Colbin Ph.D.

      ANNEMARIE COLBIN, Ph.D., is an award-winning leader in the field of natural health, and a highly sought-after lecturer and wellness consultant. She is Founder and CEO of the Natural Gourmet Institute for Health and Culinary Artstm in New York City, the oldest natural foods cooking school in the US (since 1977). It is also the only one licensed by the New York State Education Department and accredited to offer a career Chef's Training Program in natural foods cooking. The associated Natural Gourmet Institute for Food and Health, where she teaches a number of popular lectures, offers a wide array of cooking classes for the general public on many styles of healthful cooking, incorporating a variety of dietary approaches, as well as lectures on the uses of food as a healing tool for various health conditions. Her CE course, Food Therapy, which she offers once a year, is designed for health professionals that include, or want to include, dietary counseling in their practices.

  • Woman's Health and Fertility
    • The Fertile Soul

      This website is a great resource for anyone who wants to learn more about fertility from a chinese medical perspective

    • Fertility Friend

      This site helps women chart their cycles to optimize fertility

    • Spinning Babies

      Natural help to encourage your baby to move into the optimal position for birth

  • Alternative Approaches to Cancer treatment
    • Gerson Institute

      The Gerson Institute is a non-profit organization located in San Diego, California, dedicated to the alternative, non-toxic treatment of disease, using the Gerson Therapy.

    • Nicolas Gonzalez

      Dr. Nicholas Gonzalez has been investigating nutritional approaches to cancer and other degenerative diseases since 1981.

    • The Hippocrates Institute

      The Hippocrates Health Institute has been a leader in the field of natural and complementary health care and education since 1956

  • Meditation and Spirituality
    • EnlightenNext

      EnlightenNext is the most comprehensive website we have ever found for articles, interviews, audio and video dedicated soley towards the exploration o spirituality, culture and evolution

    • Andrew Cohen

      Teacher of Evolutionary Enlightenment

    • Eckhart Tolle

      Author of "The Power of Now" and "A New Earth"

    • Neelam

      Teacher of Presence as the foundation of an enlightened life

    • Spring Forest Qi Gong

      Learn to heal yourself and stay healthy using simple Qi Gong body movements and meditation.