The Truth About Food and Health
The Truth About Food and Health
Recommended Reading
Truth, Food, Health, and Healing Books
A Few Wisdom Quotes in Linear Sequential Order
"The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest his patients in the care of the human body,

in diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease." - Thomas Edison

"If you would be a real seeker after truth, you must at least once in your life doubt,
as far as possible, all things." - René Descartes

"The key to growth is the introduction of higher dimensions of consciousness into our awareness." - Lao Tzu

"To enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to one's family, to bring peace to all,
one must first discipline and control one's own mind." - Buddha

"True salvation is freedom from negativity, and above all from past and future as a psychological need." - Eckhart Tolle

"The moment the slave resolves that he will no longer be a slave, his fetters fall.
He frees himself and shows the way to others. Freedom and slavery are mental states." - Mahatma Ghandi

"Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin." - Mother Teresa

"It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop." - Confucius

"There is no greater sickness in the world today than the lack of love." - Mother Teresa

"The only devils in this world are those running around in our own hearts,
and that is where all our battles should be fought." - Mahatma Ghandi

"Continuous effort - not strength or intelligence - is the key to unlocking our potential." - Winston Churchill

"It is common sense to take a method and try it. If it fails, admit it frankly and try another.
But above all, try something." - Franklin Roosevelt

"You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him find it within himself." - Galileo

Teachers open the door. You enter by yourself. - Chinese Proverb

"There is never a better measure of what a person is than what he
does when he's absolutely free to choose." - William M. Bulgar

The Books That Replace Other Books
The Slow Down DietThe Slow Down Diet:
Eating for Pleasure, Energy, and Weight Loss
by Marc David
Barnes & Noble

It's almost the only health book you'll ever need. The title "The Slow Down Diet" makes it sound like a dieting book, but it's not really. It's an excellent guide to overall health, and it does so without getting caught up in the irrelevancies that most others do. It's a few levels of truth higher than the average health book which essentially means it replaces most other books. That's why it's on the very top of this list.

Marc David, a nutritionist with a master's degree in the psychology of eating, consults with corporations and nonprofit organizations in nutrition, food, and holistic health. "Do you feel overloaded with nutrition information? Are you fed up with all the dietary systems that contradict each other? Are you confused about what to eat? If so, you're likely suffering from a 'high-fact diet'. The remedy is simple: Relax. Go within. Listen to your body wisdom." THE SLOW DOWN DIET explains that some of our most dearly held beliefs about weight loss and dieting are woefully misguided. According to David, some of the biggest myths about eating are well-intentioned, yet contribute to ever-increasing girth. Starting with one of the most widely believed myths, 'the best way to lose weight is to eat less and exercise more,' David describes how people who attempt to follow that old advice so often end up frustrated. As David points out, 'What you eat is only half the equation of good nutrition. How you eat is the other half.' David describes the eight universal metabolizers that have the biggest effect on whether we gain or lose weight: relaxation, quality, awareness, rhythm, pleasure, thought, story, the sacred. We don't overeat because we lack willpower or put our metabolism into starvation mode, but when meals are deficient in one of the eight universal metabolizers. Food eaten in an anxious rush will trigger physiological stress responses that decrease our calorie burning capacity at the same time as we lose the value of the nutrients. At a time when the benefits of meditation are being formally acknowledged, it's refreshing to see a book that cites scientific sources that describe a metabolic power of relaxation. I love the way Marc David includes scientific research studies alongside case histories and exercises. Did you know that your gut has a brain? The enteric nervous system in your body has more nerve cells than your spinal column, at over one hundred million neurons, and it moves through nightly 90 minute cycles as if it were dreaming. Marc David asserts that the amazing differences between French and American food habits and weights are that while the French eat generally fattier foods, they slow down and savor long lunches as the biggest meals of their days... while Americans eat on the run in a constant state of stress. THE SLOW DOWN DIET proposes something that seems almost too good to be true... a way to savor meals and consistently lose weight doing so. By simply being 'awake at the plate' and not doing something distracting or stressful while eating, but instead enjoying every moment of your meals... David assures us that we can lose weight.

Mind/Body NutritionMind/Body Nutrition
Increase Your Energy, Eat Without Stress, and Transform Your Health (Audio CD's)
by Marc David
Official Mark David Website
Nightingale Conant

Are you sick of struggling with food? Fighting with your desires, avoiding what you really want, and eating things you don't like in order to lose weight-only to watch the pounds come back on the minute you veer off course. Are you tired of the no pain-no gain mentality that says you won't ever look and feel as great as you want to without a huge amount of effort and sacrifice? Are you fed up with the ever-changing information you hear regarding what is "good" for you and what isn't? Esteemed nutritional researcher, counselor, and author Marc David tells you everything he has discovered - and science has proven - about how to achieve the state of health and lifestyle of enjoyment we naturally deserve. Mind/Body Nutrition will take your focus off the food on your plate and tune it in to the "brain in your belly"- the true control center of your metabolic processes, which holds the key to weight loss without deprivation, and health and well-being without sacrifice. You'll discover: The one simple change you can make that will immediately change your body for the better, the 12 most important nutritional facts (that aren't what you think), the secret to the famed "French paradox", the emotion that virtually shuts down the metabolic process, the 3 levels of diet, and how to tell what your body needs at different times, the 5 categories of metabolically limiting beliefs, the "Gut Wisdom Inventory", 5 nutritional lifestyles and how to identify your type, and much, much more. If you've followed the fad diets without lasting success … if you feel frustrated and confused by the conflicting nutritional information that you're bombarded with each day … this program is going to give you the clarity, insight, and practical tools you've waited for and deserve. You'll discover from the moment you start listening - it just makes sense. It's easy to follow, and can yield changes in your body and being that are meaningful, deep, and lasting.

Natural Cures They Don't Want You to Know AboutNatural Cures "They" Don't Want You to Know About
by Kevin Trudeau
Barnes & Noble

The revolutionary book that talks about the reasons you are sick and how the American Medical Association, Federal Trade Commission, the Food and Drug Administration, and the pharmaceutical cartels are suppressing information about natural remedies and natural cures for virtually every disease. Learn how the food industry is purposely putting secret chemical ingredients in the food that can cause you to become hungrier, become fat, and become physically addicted, and not listing them on the label. From the retail supermarket outlets of huge, publicly traded corporations comes processed, manipulated, engineered "food products" produced by other wings of the same corporation. These artificial, toxic treats are then sold with the blessings of the Federal Trade Commission and Food and Drug Administration government organizations charged with safeguarding the public good laying the foundations for future disease and chronic ill-health for the consumer, and a guaranteed source of revenue for the medical and pharmaceutical sectors. Kevin reveals the shocking truth of how drugs which are being advertised directly to the consumer, pushing their use to an all-time high are actually the cause of illness and disease climbing to near epidemic levels. And, though it sounds dire, Kevin offers a light in the darkness and directs the reader to scores and scores of alternative therapies, medical practices, philosophies and most importantly potential cures that help your body regain its natural state of health and vibrancy.

More Natural Cures RevealedMore Natural Cures Revealed:
Previously Censored Brand Name Products That Cure Disease
by Kevin Trudeau
Barnes & Noble

The revolutionary book that talks about the reasons you are sick and how the American Medical Association, Federal Trade Commission, the Food and Drug Administration, and the pharmaceutical cartels are suppressing information about natural remedies and natural cures for virtually every disease. Buy the book and learn about the unholy alliance between the federal agencies, the FDA and the FTC, and the pharmaceutical industry and how they work together to suppress the truth about natural healing. Learn how the food industry is purposely putting secret chemical ingredients in the food that can cause you to become hungrier, become fat, and become physically addicted, and not listing them on the label. And much, much more!

Nutrition and Physical DegenerationNutrition and Physical Degeneration
by Dr. Weston Andrew Price
Barnes & Noble

Circling the world in the 1920s and '30s, Dr. Price and his wife found the same sinister pattern among "primitive" populations, whether isolated Irish fishermen, tribal Africans, Pacific Islanders, Eskimos, North and South American Indians or Australian Aborigines. Those groups that followed their traditional nature-based diets enjoyed good health and vigor, and those that turned to the "civilized" diet of processed, sugar-laden foods soon developed a variety of ills, including misshapen bones and teeth - and the situation worsened with each generation. Dr. Price's fascinating accounts of his discoveries, and the extensive photo documentation he provides, drive home the nutritional truths that are only now gaining general understanding, and Nutrition and Physical Degeneration remains an unequaled source of basic information.

Eating Well For Optimum HealthEating Well For Optimum Health:
The Essential Guide to Bringing Health and Pleasure Back to Eating
by Dr. Andrew Weil M.D.
Barnes & Noble

At last, a book about eating (and eating well) for health-from Dr. Andrew Weil, the brilliantly innovative and greatly respected doctor who has been instrumental in transforming the way Americans think about health. Now Dr. Weil-whose nationwide best-sellers have made us aware of the body's capacity to heal itself-provides us with a program for improving our well-being by making informed choices about how and what we eat. He gives us all the basic facts about human nutrition. Here is everything we need to know about fats, protein, carbohydrates, minerals, and vitamins, and their effects on our health. At the heart of his book, he presents in easy-to-follow detail his recommended Optimum Diet, including complete weekly menus for use both at home and in restaurants. He provides eighty-five recipes accompanied by a rigorous and reliable nutritional breakdown-delicious recipes reminding us that we can eat for health without giving up the essential pleasures of eating. Customized dietary advice is included for dozens of common ailments, among them asthma, allergies, heart disease, migraines, and thyroid problems. Dr. Weil helps us to read labels on all food products and thereby become much wiser consumers. Throughout he makes clear how an optimal diet can both supply the basic needs of the body and fortify the body's defenses and mechanisms of healing. And he always stresses that good food-and the good feeling it engenders at the table-is not only a delight but also necessary to our well-being, so that eating for health means enjoyable eating. In sum, a hugely practical and inspiring book about food, diet, and nutrition that stands to change-for the better and the healthier-our most fundamental ideas about eating.

Spontaneous HealingSpontaneous Healing:
How to Discover and Embrace Your Body's Natural Ability to Maintain and Heal Itself
by Dr. Andrew Weil M.D.
Barnes & Noble

In this book, Dr. Andrew Weil, one of the most authoritative, and important voices in the field of health and healing, makes clear the reality of spontaneous healing. He illuminates the mechanisms and processes of the body's healing system, delineates the ways in which an individual can optimize the functioning of his or her own system, and outlines the alternative medicines and treatments available to aid the healing system, not only in the remission of life-threatening diseases but also in response to everyday illnesses and in day-to-day upkeep of basic health. In clear, concise language, Dr. Weil explains how the healing system operates, its interactions with the mind, its biological organization, its systems of self-diagnosis, self-repair, and regeneration.

Eight Weeks to Optimum HealthEight Weeks to Optimum Health, Revised Edition:
A Proven Program for Taking Full Advantage of Your Body's Natural Healing Power
by Dr. Andrew Weil M.D.
Barnes & Noble

Now expanded and updated: The book in which one of America's most brilliant and respected doctors gives us his famous program for improving and maintaining health-already the program of choice for hundreds of thousands. Eight Weeks to Optimum Health focuses all of Andrew Weil's expertise in both conventional and alternative medicine on a practical week-by-week, step-by-step plan, covering diet, exercise, lifestyle, stress, and environment-all of the aspects of daily living that affect health and well-being. And he shows how his program can be tailored to the specific needs of pregnant women, senior citizens, overweight people, and those at risk for cancer, among others. Dr. Weil has added the most up-to-date findings on such vital subjects as cholesterol, antioxidants, trans fats, toxic residues in the food supply, soy products, and vitamins and supplements, together with a greatly enhanced source list for information and supplies. Preventive in the broadest sense, straightforward, and encouraging, Eight Weeks to Optimum Health has proved to be, and in this updated version will continue to be, an essential book.

Dr. Mercola's Total Health ProgramDr. Mercola's Total Health Program:
The Proven Plan to Prevent Disease and Premature Aging, Optimize Weight and Live Longer
by Dr. Joseph Mercola
Barnes & Noble

Featuring world-renowned natural health physician Dr. Joseph Mercola's dietary program in part one and over 150 healthy and delicious new recipes in part two. Designed to help prevent disease, premature aging, optimize weight, increase energy, and love what you eat while doing so, Mercola's easy to follow program will help you avoid and eliminate the underlying causes of health and weight issues. Built entirely around a natural approach, including eating only the cleanest and healthiest forms of proteins, fats and carbs. Everything you need to know to: Build your body's immune system to its peak levels to prevent diseases and common illnesses, reach your optimal weight -- while actually enjoying and being satisfied by eating -- and remain at your optimal weight for life, maximize your body's ability to restore the more youthful appearance you are meant to have while avoiding any premature aging, boost your energy and mental clarity, and help eliminate the underlying causes for those currently challenged by diseases and conditions such as diabetes, heart problems, chronic fatigue, allergies.

Your Body Doesn't LieYour Body Doesn't Lie
by John Diamond
Barnes & Noble

How to activate your thymus and increase your life energy. Written in response to thousands of requests, this basic book gives a general philosophy as well as techniques useful in evaluating all factors which influence the health of the individual. This book is a classic of its kind. Although it is probably best known for its discussion of the kinesiological muscle test, it is ultimately more important for showing that stimuli, whether physical or otherwise, effect our Life Energy constantly for better or worse. Furthermore, these effects tend to be the same for all observers: uncousciously, this painting, that food and so on all effect us the same, regardless of what we think in our conscious minds. This, of course, is a remarkable discovery, and the implications of it have been explored more fully by Dr. Diamond in many of his subsequent works. In short, this has to be one of the most important health books of the twentieth century.

Life EnergyLife Energy:
Using the Meridians to Unlock the Hidden Power of Your Emotions
by John Diamond
Barnes & Noble

This ground breaking material focuses on the psychological aspects of Life Energy. Learn how to assess the level of your Life Energy and determine the specific psychological factors which are interfering with its activation and expression. Here for the first time is a comprehensive explanation of our positive and negative emotions and how they specifically affect us mentally and physically. A complete study of the meridians and the emotions.

The Energy BusThe Energy Bus:
10 Rules to Fuel Your Life, Work, and Team with Positive Energy
by Jon Gordon
Barnes & Noble

According to Gallup polls, negativity in the workplace is costing companies 300 billion dollars a year. So companies are spending a significant amount of money and resources to find solutions that will help leaders and their employees overcome these challenges. Utilizing a business parable format, The Energy Bus teaches the reader how to find their inner motivation and pass on that positive energy to others in their organization. Jon Gordon is a leading authority on developing positive, engaged people, leaders, businesses, schools, and teams. He is also the cofounder of the PEP—Positive Energy Program, which creates and funds programs that develop healthy, positive children. Jon and his energy solutions have been featured in hundreds of television shows, magazines, and newspapers around the world including CNN's American Morning, NBC's Today show, Men's Health, Forbes, and Positive Thinking.

The Biology Of BeliefThe Biology Of Belief:
Unleashing The Power Of Consciousness, Matter And Miracles
by Dr. Bruce H. Lipton Ph.D.
Barnes & Noble

The Biology of Belief is a groundbreaking work in the field of New Biology. Author Dr. Bruce Lipton is a former medical school professor and research scientist. His experiments, and that of other leading-edge scientists, have examined in great detail the processes by which cells receive information. The implications of this research radically change our understanding of life. It shows that genes and DNA do not control our biology; that instead DNA is controlled by signals from outside the cell, including the energetic messages emanating from our positive and negative thoughts. Dr. Lipton's profoundly hopeful synthesis of the latest and best research in cell biology and quantum physics is being hailed as a major breakthrough showing that our bodies can be changed as we retrain our thinking.

The FieldThe Field:
The Quest for the Secret Force of the Universe
by Lynne McTaggart
Barnes & Noble

Science has recently begun to prove what ancient myth and religion have always espoused: There may be such a thing as a life force. Lynne McTaggart, indefatigable investigative journalist, reveals a radical new biological paradigm -- that on our most fundamental level, the human mind and body are not distinct and separate from their environment but a packet of pulsating power constantly interacting with this vast energy sea. The Field is a highly readable scientific detective story that offers a stunning picture of an interconnected universe and a new scientific theory that makes sense of supernatural phenomena. Original, well researched, and well documented by distinguished sources, The Field is a book of hope and inspiration for today's world.

Energy MedicineEnergy Medicine
by Donna Eden, David Feinstein, and Caroline Myss
Barnes & Noble

The first practical guide to using energy medicine to improve physical vitality, emotional health, and mental acuity. "Even the most hard-nosed doctor will admit that some people have a healing presence that makes us--and our immune system--better than before. Donna Eden is one of those rare healers."--Gloria Steinem. World-renowned healer Donna Eden is able to literally see the body's energy keypoints and meridians. In Energy Medicine, she tells readers how they, too, can visualize these energy systems, determine the causes of physical and psychological problems based on the state of these energies, and devise highly effective treatments to remedy specific ailments and injuries. This is the only interactive guide that shows how you can work with energy to strengthen the immune, circulatory, lymphatic, and respiratory systems; alleviate pain, emotional stress, and depression; and improve memory and learning skills. In health conferences throughout the world, Eden consistently exhilarates and amazes her audiences. Blending intuitive genius with a profound grasp of how the body functions as an energy system, Donna Eden's unique approach to energy medicine integrates Eastern, Celtic, and Western healing arts.

Power vs ForcePower vs. Force:
The Hidden Determinants of Human Behavior
by Dr. David R. Hawkins M.D., Ph.D.
Barnes & Noble

David R. Hawkins details how anyone may resolve the most crucial of all human dilemmas: how to instantly determine the truth or falsehood of any statement or supposed fact. Dr. Hawkins, who worked as a "healing psychiatrist" during his long and distinguished career, uses theoretical concepts from particle physics, nonlinear dynamics, and chaos theory to support his study of human behavior. This is a fascinating work that will intrigue readers from all walks of life!

Truth vs FalsehoodTruth vs. Falsehood:
How to Tell the Difference
by Dr. David R. Hawkins M.D., Ph.D.
Barnes & Noble

As in the previous books, Dr. Hawkins presents us with a truly great work that stands alone in a class by itself. Best described as "the first encyclopedia of truth in man's history," this comprehensive exploration into the nature of truth itself and how it is reflected in past and present civilizations, affords a major advance to the understanding of life in its multiple expressions since its first appearance on earth. By using his now-famous calibrated Scale of Consciousness, the author and research teams explore the complexities of human civilization and its current crisis of verifiable truth in a society whose fabric is being torn by strife and contention. To our relief, a means of discerning truth from fallacy has been discovered that is of ultimate, practical benefit. The exploration into calibrated levels of the truth of man's activities is both unique and intriguing, as well as provocative—from a new perspective, we quickly grasp the levels of truth expressed by the media, the arts, writers, painters, architecture, movies, television, politics, and war, as well as academia and the greatest thinkers and philosophies through the ages and up to present-day science and advanced theories of the nature of the universe. Most importantly, the ego and its structure are revealed in such a manner as to facilitate the comprehension of religious and spiritual truths in their highest expressions in the mystics and enlightened sages over the centuries. It becomes apparent by an understanding of its structure why the human mind, unaided, has been intrinsically incapable of discerning truth from falsehood. A simple test is described that, in seconds, can solve riddles that have been irresolvable by mankind for centuries. This book delivers far more than it even promises.

The Power of NowThe Power of Now:
A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment
by Eckhart Tolle
Barnes & Noble

Eckhart Tolle is emerging as one of today's most inspiring teachers. In The Power of Now, a #1 national bestseller, the author describes his transition from despair to self-realization soon after his 29th birthday. Tolle took another ten years to understand this transformation, during which time he evolved a philosophy that has parallels in Buddhism, relaxation techniques, and meditation theory but is also eminently practical. In The Power of Now he shows readers how to recognize themselves as the creators of their own pain, and how to have a pain-free existence by living fully in the present. Accessing the deepest self, the true self, can be learned, he says, by freeing ourselves from the conflicting, unreasonable demands of the mind and living present, fully, and intensely, in the Now.

A New EarthA New Earth:
Awakening to Your Life's Purpose
by Eckhart Tolle
Barnes & Noble

Eckhart Tolle presents readers with an honest look at the current state of humanity: He implores us to see and accept that this state, which is based on an erroneous identification with the egoic mind, is one of dangerous insanity. Tolle tells us there is good news, however. There is an alternative to this potentially dire situation. Humanity now, perhaps more than in any previous time, has an opportunity to create a new, saner, more loving world. This will involve a radical inner leap from the current egoic consciousness to an entirely new one. In illuminating the nature of this shift in consciousness, Tolle describes in detail how our current ego-based state of consciousness operates. Then gently, and in very practical terms, he leads us into this new consciousness. We will come to experience who we truly are--which is something infinitely greater than anything we currently think we are--and learn to live and breathe freely.

Treating And Beating Anxiety And DepressionTreating And Beating Anxiety And Depression:
With Orthomolecular Medicine: A Guide For Patients
by Rodger H. Murphree
Barnes & Noble

Did your doctor tell you? Antidepressants have actually been shown to increase the risk of suicide. Prozac® alone has been associated with over 1,734 suicide deaths and over 28,000 adverse reactions. Prescription antidepressants can cause anxiety, depression, addiction, suicidal tendencies, poor sleep, sexual dysfunction, fatigue, weight gain, confusion, involuntary muscle spasms, and senility. Antidepressants can actually deplete serotonin. Studies now show that SSRIs eventually cause the brain to release less and less serotonin. Up to 70% of those taking antidepressant drugs would see the same benefits from a placebo.

Putting It All TogetherPutting It All Together:
The New Orthomolecular Nutrition
by Abram Hoffer, Morton Walker
Barnes & Noble

The orthomolecular concept is a simple one--using optimal nutrition to combat, heal and prevent physical and mental illness. Orthomolecular nutrition is based on diets and food supplements of essential vitamins and minerals specifically selected to solve individual problems and needs. Its overall goal is promoting optimal health and longevity for everyone. In this expanded, updated and thoroughly revised edition of their immensely popular Orthomolecular Nutrition, the authors discuss orthomolecular medicine and treatment, with many absorbing case histories, explain the functions of all major nutrients, summarize the latest research, lay out a comprehensive antistress supplement program and show the way to a longer, healthier life.

Orthomolecular PsychiatryOrthomolecular Psychiatry:
Treatment of Schizophrenia
by David R. Hawkins, Linus Pauling
Barnes & Noble

This is one of the most important books on psychiatry ever written. It is not speculation that high doses of vitamins can effectively treat mental illness; it is a fact. In this authoritative volume, you have an entire textbook devoted to the subject. One might bear in mind that the principal editor of this book is no other than Linus Pauling, the only person in history to have won two unshared Nobel prizes. 36 contributing authors in thirty articles provide abundant scientific basis for aggressive use of orthomolecular (megavitamin) therapy, especially in psychosis. Though often technical, this book is a powerful response to those who insist, still, that RDA or RDI quantities of vitamins are quite adequate for all. Complete, from case histories to biochemical mechanisms, Orthomolecular Psychiatry, along with its many hundreds of included references, firmly establish very-high-dose vitamin therapy as the treatment of choice for schizophrenia, dementia, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and related illnesses. Specific therapeutic guidelines are provided, with emphasis on the most important outcome: results.

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