I wanted to share a bit about some of the books that shaped my thinking on health and healing. As someone who worked in healthcare for 20+ years, and a former nursing student, sometimes I run into people that are really blown away by some of the views I have about the world and health. To some I tend to seem a bit out there, but then every once in a while I will run into someone that is on the same page as me and we just “get” each other. Isn’t that the best? Well this is for those that think I’m a bit out there.
I have to say first, none of the views I hold are ones I just came up with. They have actually come by the way of TONS of reading and research over the course of years, through my unique life experience, and some through my homeopathic education.
Here I will just be scratching the surface on some of the books that shaped my views. I am actually hoping this will turn into a series eventually, as I literally could go on and on with this topic.
So here goes, the books that shaped my thinking on health and healing… (*Quick note: As of today this post contains NO affiliate links and all opinions are my own. I have received no monetary compensation for them.)
Just to warn you there may be a little over lap here. I will be covering the top books that shaped my thinking on raising healthy children, nutrition, dental health, and Homeopathy and Alternative Healing in this post.
So first off:
Raising Healthy Children:
How to Raise a Healthy Child in Spite of Your Doctor, by Robert Mendelsohn, MD A book that is easy to read, but full of sage wisdom. Probably one of the most well respected pediatricians in the natural health circles. That is saying a lot.
The Peanut Allergy Epidemic by Heather Fraser As the mother of a nut allergic child this is probably one of the most pivotal books that I have read. After reading this book I started to question everything I had been taught in last 15 years of my time working in healthcare.
Gut and Psychology Syndrome by Natasha Campbell-McBride, MD This book caused a major shift in my understanding of health. This book continued to raise major concerns in my mind about the state of healthcare and what we are being told as patients. As well as what we are being taught in schools in the medical field.
Dissolving Illusions by Suzanne Humphries, MD and Roman Bystrianyk This book essentially ripped the bandaid off of any of the sanity I was trying to maintain in regards to what I was beginning to realize was going on in the area of healthcare. If you want a glimpse into the true history of health and disease, this is the book for you. No rewriting of history here. Just pure, unedited truth. Be prepared to become fully awake.
Gut and Psychology Syndrome by Natasha Campbell-McBride, MD Again this book was a major factor in how I started to change my thinking.
Nutrition and Physical Degeneration by Weston A. Price, DDS An amazing WEALTH of knowledge. A prolific researcher that traveled the world over studying various cultures, their diets, and their overall health. Probably one of the most valuable books in a natural health library.
Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon A collection of nutrient dense recipes with a focus on traditional preparations. If you are trying to get away from processed food and onto whole foods this is a good place to start. It will give you quite a bit of nutritional education as well.
Nutrition and Physical Degeneration by Weston A. Price, DDS Again, an amazing book. Dr Price was a famous, prolific, dentist. This book started to really blow my mind in regards to, not just health in general, but also dental health. I started to question everything that was passed off as “normal” in the health and dental field.
Cure Tooth Decay by Ramiel Nagel I think the title says it all. You were never told decayed teeth could heal and remineralize now were you?
Root Canal Cover Up by George E. Meinig, DDS, FACD I had a hard time deciding between this book and It’s All in Your Head by Dr. Hal Huggins. I figured we should all be aware of the fact that mercury is deadly and should never be in the human body, so I went with root canals, as those dangers seems to be lesser known. At least to me they were. Of course I had heard here and there over the years that they were bad, but this lays it all out. The bad and the worse.
Homeopathy and Alternative Healing:
Impossible Cure by Amy Lansky After reading this book I knew homeopathy was everything I had been looking for in regards to health and healing. It was like I realized all roads lead to homeopathy. Read it.
Radical Medicine by Louisa L. Williams, DC, ND This book provided so many answers for me in regards to fitting all the pieces of the alternative medicine world together. It taught me how they could all fit together and how uniquely each one could be utilized to return a patient to health.
Organon of the Medical Art by Dr. Samuel Hahnemann This book. The pinnacle of all my reading. The prophetic words of a man before his time. Pure genius. The father of homeopathic medicine. If you want a lesson in the origins of medicine, the rift that divided it, and the pure laws of healing… read it.
After reading these if a person is not fully awake to what is happening in our healthcare system (actually it should be disease care system) they never will be. They like being asleep.
Buckle up, put your thinking caps on, and happy reading!