Nourishing Traditions – Full of ancient food wisdom and healthy food preparation examples as well as simple and delicious recipes. If you do suffer from food sensitivities/intolerances and you’ve been doing your homework, then you’ll know that it isn’t so much as an ingredient such as gluten that is doing the harm but instead is the preparation of and cultivation associated with that ingredient that are the culprits.

In Defense of Food – An Eater’s Manifesto. So you’ve seen the documentary Food Inc., now let this author help inform and inspire you beyond that film. Michele Pollan has a way with words. His wit and candor will have you engrossed and wanting more. If you are new to food politics, he will definitely leave you wanting to further your knowledge.

How to Pick a Peach – Get excited about local and in-season food. This book will help you navigate the farmer’s market isle with ease and confidence.

Culinary Artistry – If we’ve talked together during a session in the past, then you know food preparation is a common topic. This helps all of you who fear the kitchen and are unsure as to how to properly pair ingredients. I reach for this time and time again.

Dealing with Food Allergies – Do yourself a favor and test for food allergies. You may discover more than what you wanted to know but surely will need to address in order to function at your highest potential. As a note; know that the elimination diet may be one of the hardest things you’ve done, but also the most important. You will also most likely become frustrated in finding out how much common allergens like soy and gluten creep their way into seemingly everything.

Spark – Exercise is good. We all know that because we hear it all of the time but getting started or getting back into a routine isn’t always easy.

This book tells you why exercise is so important and helps to fuel your own spark. I think we all need that from time to time.

The Trail Guide to the Body – A well-illustrated and informative guide to the different body structures and their respective functions. This was my saving grace all through out my anatomy courses and a book that never collects dust. Now you’ll know what your massage therapist is referring to when she tells you your “sternocleidomastoid” is tight and restricted.