Books & Authors I Love

Many people have asked me which books and experts have been particularly informative or inspiring for me on my own mind-body journey. Here is a list of some of the ones that have stood out for me these past few years.

Psychological/Emotional Wellness

Radical Acceptance (Tara Brach, PhD)

The Courage to Create (Rollo May, PhD)

Hardwiring Happiness (Rick Hansen, PhD)

Grace Unfolding (Greg Johanson & Ron Kurtz)

Man’s Search For Meaning (Viktor Frankl, MD)

The Way of the Bull (Leo Buscaglia PhD)

Kitchen Table Wisdom (Rachel Naomi Remen, MD)

Mindsight (Daniel Siegel, MD)

The Biology of Belief (Bruce Lipton, PhD)

Mindfulness-Based Wellness

Coming to Our Senses (Jon Kabat Zinn, PhD)

Full Catastrophe Living (Jon Kabat-Zinn)

The Mindful Brain (Daniel J. Siegel, MD)

Brain Health

Images of Human Behavior (Daniel Amen, MD)

Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain (Daniel Siegel, MD)

Grain Brain (David Perlmutter, MD)

Magnificent Mind at Any Age (Daniel Amen, MD)

Mindsight (Daniel Siegel, MD)

Hardwiring Happiness (Rick Hansen, PhD)

Relationship Health

Hold Me Tight: Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love (Sue Johnson, PhD)

Love Sense: The Revolutionary New Science of Romantic Relationships (Sue Johnson, PhD)

Why Marriages Succeed or Fail: And How You Can Make Yours Last (John Gottman, PhD)

The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work: A Practical Guide from the Country’s Foremost Relationship Expert (John Gottman, PhD & Nan Silver)

Gut Health

Gluten Freedom (Alessio Fasano, MD)

Grain Brain (David Perlmutter, MD)

Wheat Belly (William Davis, MD)

Food As Medicine

The Hormone Diet (Natasha Turner, ND)

The Supercharged Hormone Diet  (Natasha Turner, ND)

Anticancer (David Servan-Schreiber, MD, PhD)

Crazy Sexy Cancer (Kris Carr)

Crazy Sexy Kitchen (Kris Carr with Chad Sarno)

Eat to Live (Joel Fuhrman, MD)

Forks Over Knives (T. Colin Campbell, PhD & Caldwell B. Esselstyn, MD)

The China Study (Thomas Campbell, M.D. & T. Colin Campbell, PhD)

The End of Heart Disease: The Eat to Live Plan to Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease (Joel Fuhrman)

Meals that Heal Inflammation (Julie Daniluk)

The Blood Sugar Solution (Mark Hyman, MD)

The Raw Food Revolution Diet (Cherie Soria)

Against All Grain (Danielle Walker)

The Cheese Trap: How Breaking a Surprising Addiction Will Help You Lose Weight, Gain Energy, and Get Healthy (Neal Barnard, MD)

Body Wellness & Anatomy

Life Is Your Best Medicine (Tieraona Low Dog, MD)

Atlas of Human Anatomy (Frank H. Netter, MD)

Silent Waves (Bruno Chickly, MD, DO (hon.)

Naturopathic Approach to Visceral Manipulation (Ron Mariotti, ND)

Wisdom in the Body (Michael Kern, DO, R.CST, M.I.Cr.A., ND)

The Biology of Belief (Bruce Lipton, PhD)

Environmental Health & Sustainability

Dodging the Toxic Bullet (David Boyd, PhD)

The Green Boat (Mary Pipher, PhD)

The Optimistic Environmentalist: Progressing Toward a Greener Future (David Boyd, Ph.D.)

Parenting

Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain (Daniel Siegel, MD)

Parenting from the Inside Out: How a Deeper Self-Understanding Can Help You Raise Children Who Thrive (Daniel Siegel, MD & Mary Hartzel, M.Ed)

Magnificent Mind at Any Age (Daniel Amen, MD)

The Explosive Child: A New Approach for Understanding and Parenting Easily Frustrated, Chronically Inflexible Children (Ross Greene, PhD.)

Hold On to Your Kids: Why Parents Need to Matter More Than Peers (Gordon Neufeld, Ph.D. & Gabor Mate) 

Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life, 3rd Edition: Life-Changing Tools for Healthy Relationships (Marshall B. Rosenberg Ph.D.)

Connected Parent, Empowered Child: Five Keys to Raising Happy, Confident, Responsible Kids (Leeza Steindorf)

The Autistic Author and Animator: A mother’s view of a daughter’s triumph (Janet Walmsley)

Culinary

Plenty (Yotam Ottolenghi)

The Flavor Bible (Karen Page & Andrew Dornenburg)

The Book of Kale (Sharon Hanna)

The Book of Kale and Friends (Sharon Hanna & Carol Pope)

Gluten-Free on a Shoestring (Nicole Hunn)

Flying Apron’s Gluten-Free & Vegan Baking Book (Jennifer Katzinger)

It’s All Easy: Delicious Weekday Recipes for the Super-Busy Home Cook (Gwenyth Paltrow)

The Kind Diet (Alicia Silverstone)

Radio Show Guests’ Books

Paul Henczel, BBA

Miracle in a Mill: Crushed Alive! 

Dr. David Boyd

The Optimistic Environmentalist

Dodging the Toxic Bullet

Cleaner, Greener, Healthier: A Prescription for Stronger Canadian Environmental Laws and Policies

The Environmental Rights Revolution: A Global Study of Constitutions, Human Rights, and the Environment

You Don’t Have to Cross the Ocean to Reach the World: The Power of Local Cross-Cultural Ministry

The Right to a Healthy Environment

David Suzuki’s Green Guide

Unnatural Law

Northern Wild

Jules Shepard

Dr. Alessio Fasano

Gluten Freedom by Alessio Fasano MD

Clinical Guide to Gluten-Related Disorders

Surprises from Celiac Disease: Scientific American

Fast Facts: Celiac disease (2nd Edition) by Geoffery Holmes (Author), Carlo Catassi (Author), Alessio Fasano (Author)

Guía clínica para los trastornos asociados con el gluten (Spanish Edition)

Die ganze Wahrheit über Gluten: Alles über Zöliakie, Glutensensitivität und Weizenallergie. Mit einem Vorwort von Klaus-Dietrich Runow (German Edition)

Dieta Sem Gluten (Em Portugues do Brasil) (Portuguese Brazilian)

Books Recommended by Radio Show Guests

Marshall Rosenberg, “Non-Violent Communication”

Rick Hansen, “Hardwiring Happiness”

Susan Kaiser Greenland, “The Mindful Child”

Richard Louv, “Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children From Nature-Deficit Disorder

Richard Louv, “Vitamin N: The Essential Guide to a Nature-Rich Life

Richard Louv, “The Nature Principle: Reconnecting with Life in a Virtual Age

Norman Cousins, “Anatomy of an Illness

Christine Hassler, “Expectation Hangover: Free Yourself from Your Past, Change Your Present and Get What You Really Want

Kellert, Stephen R. and Edward O. Wilson, Editors, “The Biophilia Hypothesis.”

Robert Greenleaf, “Servant Leadership

Jean Liedloff,The Continuum Concept: In Search Of Happiness Lost

Viktor Frankl, “Man’s Search for Meaning

Brian Weiss, “Many Lives, Many Masters

Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, “On Death and Dying”

Hermann Hesse, “Siddhartha”

Don Miguel Ruiz, “The Four Agreements”

Paul Kalanithi, “When Breath Becomes Air”

Dani Shapiro, “Devotion: A Memoir”

Judy L. Mandel, “The Replacement Child

Rita Battat Silverman & Abigail Brenner, MD., “Replacement Children:  The Unconscious Script 

Melody Beattie, “Codependent No More

Julia Cameron, “The Artist’s Way

Anne Roiphe, “Lovingkindness

Theo Pauline Nestor, “Writing is My Drink:  A Writer’s Story of Finding Her Voice (and A Guide to How You Can Too)

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