When I was a fresh 19, I decided I wanted to learn everything there was to know about natural health, so I walked into the book store and bought every single book on the shelf: The YOU Owner’s Manuel (by Dr. Oz), YOU On a Diet (by Dr. Oz), and YOU Being Beautiful (by Dr. Oz). I thought I was sooo cool and became a genius on all things natural health. (Insert eyes rolling here.)
Then I actually decided to get legit and discovered there were a LOT of great books out there (some I read while I was in school and some I’ve read since). Learning more about natural health has allowed me (and can allow you) to make informed decisions and empower you with the knowledge you need to make healthy lifestyle choices.
Here are the best books to teach yourself natural health:
Gut and Psychology Syndrome: Natural Treatment for Autism, Dyspraxia, A.D.D., Dyslexia, A.D.H.D., Depression, Schizophrenia, by Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride
Nourishing Traditions, by Sally Fallon
Brain Maker: The Power of Gut Microbes to Heal and Protect Your Brain–for Life, David Perlmutter, M.D.
Wheat Belly: Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight, and Find Your Path Back to Health, by William Davis, M.D.
Grain Brain, by David Perlmutter, M.D.
The Chemistry of Man, by Dr. Bernard Jensen
Prescription for Nutritional Healing, by Phillis Balch
The Coconut Oil Miracle, by Bruce Fife, N.D.
Nutrition and Physical Degeneration, by Weston A. Price
Facial Diagnosis of Cell Salt Deficiencies: A User’s Guide, by David Card
How Not to Die: Discover the Foods Scientifically Proven to Prevent and Reverse Disease, by Michael Greger M.D.
Herbs, Essential Oils, & Homepathy
- Alchemy of Herbs: Transform Everyday Ingredients into Foods and Remedies That Heal, by Rosalee de la Forêt
Homeopathic Medicine At Home: Natural Remedies for Everyday Ailments and Minor Injuries, Dr. Maesimund B. Panos M.D
The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy, by Valarie Ann Worwood
Reference Guide for Essential Oils, by Connie and Alan Higley (*My favorite.)
Vaccines & Toxins
The Vaccine-Friendly Plan: Dr. Paul’s Safe and Effective Approach to Immunity and Health-from Pregnancy Through Your Child’s Teen Years, By Dr. Paul Thomas M.D and Dr. Jennifer Margulis PhD
Dissolving Illusions, by Dr. Suzanne Humphries
Vaccine Illusion, by Dr.
Excitotoxins: The Taste That Kills, by Dr. Russel Blaylock M.D.
- (Cancer) The Gerson Therapy, by Charlotte Gerson
(Autoimmune) Wahl’s Protocol: A Radical New Way to Treat All Chronic Autoimmune Conditions Using Paleo Principles, by Dr. Terry Wahls
(Heavy Metals/Mercury) Amalgam Illness, Diagnosis and Treatment : What You Can Do to Get Better, How Your Doctor Can Help, by Dr. Andy Cutler
(Genetics) Dirty Genes: A Breakthrough Program to Treat the Root Cause of Illness and Optimize Your Health, Dr. Ben Lynch
Prescription for Natural Cures, by James Balch M.D.
The Master Cleanser, by Stanley Burroughs
The Liver and Gallbladder Flush, by Andreas Moritz
Clean: The Revolutionary Program to Restore the Body’s Natural Ability to Heal Itself, by Dr. Alejandro Junger
(Children) How to Raise a Healthy Child in Spite of Your Doctor, by Dr. Robert Mendelsohn M.D.
(Lyme’s Disease) Unlocking Lyme, by Dr. William Rawls
(Lyme’s Disease) How Can I Get Better?: An Action Plan for Treating Resistant Lyme & Chronic Disease, by Dr. Horowitz
What are your favorite books on natural health? Let us know in the comments below.