Excellent books on healthy eating and diet (for ill people)

A Listmania! list by Jodi-Hummingbird
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The list author says: "This is a list of some of the best books available about diet and what to eat, what to avoid eating and WHY.

Many of these books are excellent choices for healthy people that want to stay well and feel as good as possible as well as ill people. Some of these books are essential reading if you have a neurological disease or any chronic or life-threatening disease.

In a nutshell, eat real food! Avoid trans fats, sugar and vegetable oil as well as highly processed foods and refined carbs. Eat traditional foods such as meats (grass fed and organic if possible), organ meats, cod liver oil, eggs, bone broths, fermented and sprouted foods and a good variety of (cooked or raw)vegetables and a little fruit. Eat good fats and protein until satiety and avoid eating enormously unlimited amounts of carbohydrate.

Knowledge is power. Happy reading!

ps. There are also two more book lists available that I have written: 'Essential Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (and 'CFS') Reading List 2012' and 'Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (and 'CFS') Health Improving Books 2012.'

pps. I have a severe neuro disease called M.E., but am slowly improving month by month (after more than a decade of slow worsening) through dietary, nutritional and detoxification interventions.

Jodi Bassett, from the Hummingbirds' Foundation for M.E."
Primal Body-Primal Mind: Empower Your Total Health The Way Evolution Intended (...And Didn't)
1.  Primal Body-Primal Mind: Empower Your Total Health The Way Evolution Intended (...And Didn't) by Nora T. Gedgaudas
The list author says:
  "This book is so so good, very highly recommended. It summarises the vast majority of the major points made in all of the books listed below, and is written in a very engaging and easy to read style. This is not just one more Paleo book!"
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Eat Fat, Lose Fat: The Healthy Alternative to Trans Fats
2.  Eat Fat, Lose Fat: The Healthy Alternative to Trans Fats by Sally Fallon
The list author says:
  "An excellent book containing 3 different diet plans. One for weight loss, one to help heal very ill people and one for maintenance and just healthy and enjoyable eating. This book or 'Primal Body' are probably the books I would recommend if you could only buy one book containing practical information about what to eat. They are both very good."
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Nourishing Traditional Diets: The Key to Vibrant Health
3.  Nourishing Traditional Diets: The Key to Vibrant Health DVD ~ Sally Fallon Morell
The list author says:
  "This book contains lots of recipes to get you started on making your own sauerkraut, yogurt and stock and how to soak and dry your own nuts and seeds and so much more. This is a recipe book, not a textbook."
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Deep Nutrition: Why Your Genes Need Traditional Food
4.  Deep Nutrition: Why Your Genes Need Traditional Food by Catherine Shanahan
The list author says:
  "An amazing read. Explains why what you eat changes your gene expression and that most diseases are caused by faulty gene expression, NOT permanent genetic changes and that what you eat can affect your family's genes for generations."
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Real Food: What to Eat and Why
5.  Real Food: What to Eat and Why by Nina Planck
The list author says:
  "I agree very much with the conclusions about diet reached by the author of this book. In a nutshell, eat real food! It is as simple as that."
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Know Your Fats : The Complete Primer for Understanding the Nutrition of Fats, Oils and Cholesterol
6.  Know Your Fats : The Complete Primer for Understanding the Nutrition of Fats, Oils and Cholesterol by Mary G. Enig
The list author says:
  "Excellent. Recommended if you want to know more about which fats to eat and which to avoid."
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Good Calories, Bad Calories: Fats, Carbs, and the Controversial Science of Diet and Health
7.  Good Calories, Bad Calories: Fats, Carbs, and the Controversial Science of Diet and Health by Gary Taubes
The list author says:
  "This book is one of the most important health books I have ever read. This book is not a simple book offering practical advice and a diet sheet but a detailed analysis of why low calorie diets don't work."
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Diet Delusion
8.  Diet Delusion by Gary Taubes
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  "This is the alternate version of "Good Calories, Bad Calories""
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No More Heartburn: Stop the Pain in 30 Days--Naturally! : The Safe, Effective Way to Prevent and Heal Chronic Gastrointestinal Disorders
9.  No More Heartburn: Stop the Pain in 30 Days--Naturally! : The Safe, Effective Way to Prevent and Heal Chronic Gastrointestinal Disorders by Sherry A. Rogers
The list author says:
  "Talks about the importance of treating the causes of disease and why healing the gut is an essential first part of any healing program - whether you feel like you have any gut issues or not. Excellent."
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Primal Body, Primal Mind: Beyond the Paleo Diet for Total Health and a Longer Life
10.  Primal Body, Primal Mind: Beyond the Paleo Diet for Total Health and a Longer Life by Nora T. Gedgaudas
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The Primal Blueprint: Reprogram your genes for effortless weight loss, vibrant health, and boundless energy (Primal Blueprint Series)
11.  The Primal Blueprint: Reprogram your genes for effortless weight loss, vibrant health, and boundless energy (Primal Blueprint Series) by Mark Sisson
The list author says:
  "Not as health-based and thorough as Primal Body but very good, and far better than your average diet book, or Paleo book."
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Breaking the Vicious Cycle: Intestinal Health Through Diet
12.  Breaking the Vicious Cycle: Intestinal Health Through Diet by Elaine Gloria Gottschall
The list author says:
  "The specific carbohydrate diet can be very helpful if you have poor gut function, as can the GAPS diet. This book tells you how to heal the gut using diet."
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Gut and Psychology Syndrome: Natural Treatment for Autism, Dyspraxia, A.D.D., Dyslexia, A.D.H.D., Depression, Schizophrenia
13.  Gut and Psychology Syndrome: Natural Treatment for Autism, Dyspraxia, A.D.D., Dyslexia, A.D.H.D., Depression, Schizophrenia by Natasha Campbell-McBride
The list author says:
  "The specific carbohydrate diet can be very helpful if you have poor gut function, as can the GAPS diet. This book tells you how to heal the gut using diet - don't be put off by the word 'psychology' in the title."
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The Coconut Oil Miracle
14.  The Coconut Oil Miracle by Bruce Fife
The list author says:
  "Coconut oil is the best oil to use for cooking and has many health benefits. Don't believe the hype about saturated fats, this fat is as healthy as they come."
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Catching Fire: How Cooking Made Us Human
15.  Catching Fire: How Cooking Made Us Human by Richard W. Wrangham
The list author says:
  "This book explains why we are evolved to do best with cooked meats and vegetables, and why cooked foods are easier to digest than raw foods."
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The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals
16.  The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals by Michael Pollan
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  "An interesting read."
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Dangerous Grains: Why Gluten Cereal Grains May Be Hazardous To Your Health
17.  Dangerous Grains: Why Gluten Cereal Grains May Be Hazardous To Your Health by James Braly
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Wellness Against All Odds
18.  Wellness Against All Odds by Sherry A. Rogers
The list author says:
  "In almost all her excellent books on health Dr Sherry Rogers usually recommends only the macro diet. Finally, in this book Dr Rogers goes into detail about why some of us need to eat good quality meat and eggs, and COOKED vegetables instead of raw ones."
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Nutritional Balancing and Hair Mineral Analysis
19.  Nutritional Balancing and Hair Mineral Analysis by Dr. Lawrence D. Wilson
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  "Contains some good information on diet. Check out Dr Wilson's excellent website for many excellent articles on diet, too."
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The Whole Soy Story: The Dark Side of America's Favorite Health Food
20.  The Whole Soy Story: The Dark Side of America's Favorite Health Food by Kaayla T. Daniel
The list author says:
  "If you are eating lots of soy, pregnant and eating soy, or you are feeding lots of it to small children or babies, you need to read this book as soon as possible, Soy is not the safe wonder food it has been promoted as."
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The Schwarzbein Principle: The Truth about Losing Weight, Being Healthy and Feeling Younger
21.  The Schwarzbein Principle: The Truth about Losing Weight, Being Healthy and Feeling Younger by Nancy Deville
The list author says:
  "This book explains why high carb diets make people miserable and overweight and why the claims that this diet is the best way to manage diabetes and to lose weight just don't add up. A diet where healthy fats and protein are recommended to be eaten until satiety is recommended, along with around 60 grams of unrefined carbs daily."
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The Untold Story of Milk, Revised and Updated: The History, Politics and Science of Nature's Perfect Food: Raw Milk from Pasture-Fed Cows
22.  The Untold Story of Milk, Revised and Updated: The History, Politics and Science of Nature's Perfect Food: Raw Milk from Pasture-Fed Cows by Ron Schmid
The list author says:
  "Don't believe the hype about raw milk being dangerously unsafe and pasteurised and homogenised milk being superior."
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Fat Is a Feminist Issue
23.  Fat Is a Feminist Issue by Susie Orbach
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  "This book may be useful reading if you have learned about what you should be eating but find it hard for some reason to stick to following your diet plan."
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The Choice Is Clear
24.  The Choice Is Clear by Allen E. Banik
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  "This book explains the benefits of drinking distilled water and buying a water distiller, and the problems with fluoride in our water supply."
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Salt Your Way to Health, 2nd Edition
25.  Salt Your Way to Health, 2nd Edition by MD David Brownstein
The list author says:
  "Despite popular opinion, unrefined sea salt IS a very healthy addition to your diet. Table salt is unhealthy, however."
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Juicing, Fasting, and Detoxing for Life: Unleash the Healing Power of Fresh Juices and Cleansing Diets
26.  Juicing, Fasting, and Detoxing for Life: Unleash the Healing Power of Fresh Juices and Cleansing Diets by Cherie Calbom
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  "A glass of juice or two a day is a very good idea if you can manage it."
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Wise Traditions (In Food, Farming and the Healing Arts, Volume 3 Number 3)
27.  Wise Traditions (In Food, Farming and the Healing Arts, Volume 3 Number 3) by The Weston A. Price Foundation
The list author says:
  "If budget allows, subscribing to the Weston A Price journal is a great idea. Check out their brilliant website and diet summary leaflets as well as the book on baby health, if you have a family."
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Nutrition and Physical Degeneration
28.  Nutrition and Physical Degeneration by Weston A. Price
The list author says:
  "A classic book on nutrition. See above comments. The mains points of this book are summarised in 'Nourishing Traditions' and 'Eat Fat, Lose Fat' as well as 'Deep Nutrition' to some extent."
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Excitotoxins: The Taste That Kills
29.  Excitotoxins: The Taste That Kills by Russell L. Blaylock
The list author says:
  "People with M.E. (and similar illnesses) especially must strictly avoid excitotoxins such as Aspartame and MSG."
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The Pulse Test
30.  The Pulse Test by Arthur F. Coca
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  "An oldie but a goodie."
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The Oiling of America: How the Vegetable Oil Industry Demonized Nutritious Animal Fats and Destroyed the American Food Supply
31.  The Oiling of America: How the Vegetable Oil Industry Demonized Nutritious Animal Fats and Destroyed the American Food Supply DVD ~ Sally Fallon Morell
The list author says:
  "To read a text form of this information, check out the Weston A Price website."
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Traditional Foods Are Your Best Medicine: Improving Health and Longevity with Native Nutrition
32.  Traditional Foods Are Your Best Medicine: Improving Health and Longevity with Native Nutrition by Ronald F. Schmid
The list author says:
  "Information on traditional foods and the work of Weston A Price. Quite old but still offers very good advice."
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Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal
33.  Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal by Eric Schlosser
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  "Shocking but excellent."
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The Cholesterol Myths: Exposing the Fallacy That Saturated Fat and Cholesterol Cause Heart Disease
34.  The Cholesterol Myths: Exposing the Fallacy That Saturated Fat and Cholesterol Cause Heart Disease by Uffe Ravnskov
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Fat and Cholesterol are Good for You
35.  Fat and Cholesterol are Good for You by Uffe Ravnskov
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Folks, This Ain't Normal: A Farmer's Advice for Happier Hens, Healthier People, and a Better World
36.  Folks, This Ain't Normal: A Farmer's Advice for Happier Hens, Healthier People, and a Better World by Joel Salatin
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Minding My Mitochondria 2nd Edition: How I overcame secondary progressive  multiple sclerosis (MS) and got out of my  wheelchair.
37.  Minding My Mitochondria 2nd Edition: How I overcame secondary progressive multiple sclerosis (MS) and got out of my wheelchair. by Terry L. Wahls
The list author says:
  "Please see my review for some important cautions about this book and how it differers from the author's current program!"
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