Books and Videos

Book Recommendations 

  • 8 Steps to a Pain Free Back,  by Esther Gokhale — Free yourself from pain and injury.  Adopt the natural, healthy posture used by athletes, children and people in traditional societies the world over.
  • Adrenaline Nation, by Peter McCarthy – Delivers a bold and controversial analysis of the US epidemic of stress and offers realistic solutions to heal our bodies and our health care system.
  • Against the Grain, by Mary Lappe, PhD and Britt Baily – Slashes through biotechnology’s propaganda, revealing the unsettling science and politics behind “transgenic” foods.
  • Animal, Vegetable, Miracle, by Barbara Kingsolver – Follows the story of Kingsolver’s family, who for one year vows to only buy food raised in their own neighborhood, grow it themselves or learn to live without it.
  • Beating Cancer With Nutrition, by Patrick Quillin, PhD – Demonstrates how optimal nutrition can improve outcome in medically treated cancer patients.
  • The Benefits of Nutritional Supplements, compiled by Annette Dickinson, PhD – A comprehensive review of the evidence demonstrating the health benefits of core nutritional supplements and multivitamins.
  • Blinded by Science, by Matthew Silverstone – Offers an alternative explanation to our current understanding of science.
  • Body Ecology Diet, by Donna Gates – Reveals how to restore and maintain the “inner ecology” your body needs to function properly, and eliminate or control the symptoms that rob you of the joy of living.
  • Codex Alimentarius, by Scott Tips – Explains how a relatively obscure international standard -making process holds the key to global future health and longevity and why a small band of  health freedom loving individuals and organizations have been challenging this process.
  • Confessions of an Rx Drug Pusher, by Gwen Olsen – A poignant autobiographical journey through the darkness of mental illness and an honest glimpse into alarming statistics of a failing health care system ranked last out of 19 industrialized nations.
  • Detoxify or Die, by Dr. Sherry Rogers, M.D. — The author outlines the scope of chemical pollution in a knowledgeable and understandable manner.  She then shows in detail how to prevent disease and treat chemical overload.  A must read!
  • Diet For a New America, by John Robbins – Brilliantly documents how eating can be a poweful statement of commitment to our well being, and at the same time to the creation of a healthier world.
  • Doctor Yourself,  by Andrew W. Saul, PhD. — A comprehensive guide to nutritional therapy that provides proven methods for combating almost every possible health condition — from asthma and Alzheimer’s to cancer, depression, heart disease and more.
  • Drug Muggers, by Suzy Cohen, R. Ph. and Dr. Samuel Cohen — Find out what drug muggers are in your medicine cabinet and how to restore good health with absurdly inexpensive vitamins and minerals.
  • Fast Food Nation, by Eric Schloesser – Unearths several unsettling truths about the fast food industry’s influence over the nation’s food production and popular culture.
  • Fast Track One-Day Detox Diet, by Ann Louise Gittleman, PhD –  Boost metabolism, get rid of fattening toxins, safely lose up to 8 lbs. overnight and keep them off for good.
  • Fire Your Doctor!, by Andrew E. Saul, PhD — Natural healing is not about avoiding doctors; it is about not needing to go to doctors.  The focus of this book is how we can get better using practical, effective, and safe natural therapies.
  • Food, Inc., by Karl Weber – This unique companion book to the powerful documentary further explores the challenges raised by the movie in fascinating depth.
  • The Food Revolution, by John Robbins — Groundbreaking research into the ill effects, both personal and collective, of the modern diet.
  • The Fungus Link – This series of three books explores implicate fungus as causes of debilitation and death as well as the benefits of anti fungal therapy.
  • GAPS, Gut and Psychology Syndrome – Argues that nutrition plays a critical role in helping children and adult overcome their disabilities and pioneers the use of probiotics in this field.
  • Genetically Engineered Food, by Ronnie Cummins and Ben Lilliston – Provides an all-in-one guide to the risks posed by GE Foods and what you can do to avoid them.
  • Genetic Roulette, by Jeffrey M. Smith  - Documents the health risks of genetically modified foods.
  • GMO Free, by Mae-Wan Ho, PhD and Lim Li Ching – A compelling case for a GMO free world, containing rigorous data, thoughtful commentary and compelling warnings for everyone concerned about the safety of their food.
  • Green is the Cure, by Sharon E. Lane — Everything you wanted to know about 504 plans (educational plan for a disabled child), IEPs (individual education plan), learning disabilities and what the hell is in the food.
  • The Green Pharmacy Guide to Healing Foods, by James A. Duke, PhD – Identifies, through more than 30 years of independent research, a selection of food remedies that can help treat health concerns from allergies and fatigue to obesity and wrinkles.
  • Health at Gunpoint, by James J. Gormley – Traces the history of the natural health movement in the United States, revealing how big business, industry and politics have affected the quality of our food supply and compromised our safety and health time and again.
  • Healthy Healing, by Linda Page, Ph.D., and Sarah Abernathy – A step-by-step guide to healing over 400 ailments through diet, whole herbs, supplements and exercise.
  • The Hippocrates Diet and Health Program, by Ann Wigmore — An internationally acclaimed wholistic health educator, Ann Wigmore has repeatedly pointed out how our modern “nutritionless” diet of convenience foods is a prime cause of illness and overweight.  She offers a positive alternative to today’s “empty” diet.
  • Hooked, by Howard Brody – Describes the current situation of the medical profession and the corrupting influence of the pharmaceutical industry on the profession.
  • How to Cure Diabetes!, by Dr. Sherry Rogers, M.D. — This book details how to avoid the dangers of prescription drugs and empowers people to find the cause and cure of not only diabetes, but any chronic disease.
  • The Hundred Year Lie, by Randall Fitzgerald – Makes suggestions on protecting oneself from chemicals and pesticides that exist both in the environment and in the food supply.
  • In Defense of Food, by Michael Pollen - Advocates eating simple, whole foods for the enjoyment of food and good health.
  • Juice Fasting and Detoxification, by Steve Meyerowitz — Use the healing power of fresh juice to feel young and look great. 
  • Knockout, Interviews with Doctors Who are Curing Cancer, by Suzanne Somers – Interviews with doctors who are successfully using the most innovative cancer treatments that build up the body rather than tear it down.
  • Longevity Now, by David Wolfe –  A comprehensive approach to healthy hormones, detoxification, super immunity, reversing calcification and total rejuvenation created by well-known nutritionist, superfood authority, herbalist, David Wolfe.
  • More Than One Slingshot, by Frank MurrayDescribes how public outrage, the health food industry and congressional opposition stopped the FDA dead in its tracks from over-regulating vitamins in the marketplace.
  • Natural Causes, by Dan Hurley – Death, lies and politics in America’s Vitamin and herbal supplement industry.  Behind its carefully crafted image, a $20 billion business sells “safe and natural” products that are untested, unproven and often unsafe.
  • New Hope For Autism, by multiple authors – Explores the link between autism and heavy metal toxicity, while exploring a new peptide therapy that may offer hope to families with autistic children.
  • No More Dirty Looks, by Siobhan O’Connor and Alexandra Spunt — The truth about your beauty products and the Ultimate Guide to Safe and Clean Cosmetics.
  • Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollan — A brilliant, eye-opening account of how we produce, market and agonize over what we eat.  This book is a searing indictment of today’s food industry.
  • On the Take, by Jerome P. Kassirer –Argues that industry money from big drug companies has deflected physicians’ moral compasses and directly impacted the medical care the public receives.
  • Our Children’s Health, by Bonnie C. Minsky – Examines the problem of nutritional deficiency in children from the perspective of an internationally renowned nutritionist and a holistically-trained physician.
  • Overdosed America, by John Abramson, MD – Reveals the greed and corruption that drive health care costs skyward and now threatens public health
  • Patient Empowerment:  How to Slay Dental Dragons, by Hal Huggins, DDS, MS.  Do you really know the consequences of current dental procedures? Dr. Hal Huggins has decided it is time to stop the travesty by informing the public of secrets in your mouth.
  • Root Canals — Savior or Suicide?, by Hal Huggins, DDS, MS. We all have preconceived ideas about root canals, but are they really based on fact?  This booklet provides some of the basic facts so you can have a better understanding of what a root canal is.
  • Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us, by Michael Moss – Every year, the average American eats 33 pounds of cheese and seventy pounds of sugar. Every day, we ingest 8,500 milligrams of salt, double the recommended amount. Pulitzer Prize–winning investigative reporter Michael Moss shows how we ended up here.
  • Saying NO to Vaccines, by Dr. Sherri Tenpenny –Pro-vaccine information is readily accessible through the American Academy of Pediatrics, the CDC, healthcare and government-sponsored organizations.  This book balances the debate.
  • Seeds of Deception, by Jeffrey M. Smith - Exposes industry and government deception about the safety of genetically engineered foods.
  • Selling Sickness, by Ray Monnihan and Alan Cassels – Reveals how the world’s biggest pharmaceutical companies are focused on marketing– not curing or treating disease.
  • Silence Deafening, by Kimberly Roberson – A mother’s account of dealing with radioactive fallout from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster, the worst in world history.
  • The Solution — Homeoprophylaxis: the Vaccine Alternative, by Kate Birch.  Learn how you can protect your child from infectious contagious disease in a safe and effective way with homeoprophylaxis.  No mercury, chemical additives, or the fear of vaccine damage. Here’s a tear-free method explained.
  • Toxic Beauty, by Samuel S. Epstein, MD – Warns of the toxic ingredients in cosmetics and personal care products we use daily, and educates readers on safe alternatives.
  • The Truth About Drug Companies, by Marcia Angell, MD – Written from the perspective of the former editor of The New England Journal of Medicine, Angell argues for long overdue change in the field of medicine.
  • The Unhealthy Truth, by Robyn O’Brien – Called the “Erin Brockovich of Food”, this is the story of how one mother confirms the toxicity ofAmerica’s food supply, tracing it to corporate ties between big food companies and US regulatory agencies.
  • Uninformed Consent by Thomas Levy, M.D. and Hal Huggins, D.D.S. - Presents cases of toxic poisoning — of depressed immune systems and inexplicable illnesses — all easily traceable to the toxins leaching in the bloodstream from the heavy metals in dental materials.
  • Voice of the People, by A. Lawrence Chickering – This ground-breaking book tells how a new “transpartisan” politics works and why it is essential to solve challenges from public school and health policy reform to energy.
  • What’s In Your Milk?, by Samuel S. Epstein, MD – An exposé of industry and government cover-ups on the dangers of the genetically modified milk you’re drinking.
  • What the Drug Companies Won’t Tell You and Your Doctor Doesn’t Know, by Michael T. Murray, N.D. – Compellingly explains the naturopathic alternative to conventional drug therapy for common health concerns.
  • What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Premenopause, by John R. Lee, M.D.  Revolutionary nonprescription “Balance Program” to restore women’s gynecological health, energy, and sex drive — and even slow the aging process before menopause and beyond.
  • Wheat Belly, by William Davis, M.D. –a provocative look at how eliminating wheat — even so-called healthy, whole grain wheat — from our diets is the key to permanent weight loss and can offer relief from a broad spectrum of health and digestive problems.
  • Wheatgrass, Superfood for a New Millennium, by Li Smith — learn the outstanding nutritive and therapeutic benefits of consuming wheatgrass juice.
  • Wholeistic Dentistry, by Bette Jo Arnett –a close-up look at integrating the best of conventional dentistry and holistic dentistry, which views the mouth as a reflection of the inner health of the patient and treats underlying causes rather than solely treating symptoms.
  • Your Right to Know, by Andrew Kimbrell – An invaluable resource to the American public in understanding the hazards of genetically modified food.
  • Zapped, by Ann Louise Gittleman – The first step-by-step manual for fortifying your body, detoxifying your home and protecting yourself from invisible electronic pollution.

DVD Recommendations 

  • The Age of Aluminum — Through interviews with leading scientists and researchers, along with the personal stories of several individuals, the film reveals how aluminum exposure has triggered serious health consequences and environmental damage.
  • All Jacked Up – Exposes the angst of teenagers who discover the truth of unhealthy eating and its effects on the mind and body.
  • American Meat – Discusses the rise of sustainable meat in the United States and its health implications for the environment and human health.
  • Back Pain, the Primal Posture Solution –  Learn healthy posture and movement to address the root cause of muscle and joint pain with the Gokhale method.
  • Back to Eden – Explores sustainable growing methods that are capable of being implemented in diverse climates around the world with organic farmer, Paul Gautschi.
  • Bethany’s Story — This is a compelling documentary of a 13-year girl who became paralyzed by a bad reaction to medication and discovers the healing power of food.
  • Bringing It Home — tells the story of hemp:  past, present and future and a global industry that includes textiles, building materials, food products, bio-plastics, auto parts and more.  But why can’t we grow it here?
  • Burzynski the Movie – Charts how aTexas medical doctor discovered Antineoplastons, responsible for curing some of the most incurable forms of cancer, only to bring the full force of the medical establishment against him in a 14-year long journey and battle.
  • Cancer, the Forbidden Cures – In the last 100 years dozens of doctors, scientists and researchers have come up with the most diverse, effective solutions against cancer.  We just never knew about it.  Why not?
  • Cancer is Curable Now – One of the most comprehensive documentaries about Cancer and Holistic Cancer Treatments, this this groundbreaking documentary teaches you to discern  between what will damage you body’s innate ability to heal.
  • Climate Engineering, Weather Warfare, and the Collapse of Civilization — In this moving, informative and alarming presentation, proof is presented that climate engineering is not just a “proposal”, but an ongoing catastrophic reality.
  • Cut Poison Burn – A thought-provoking documentary exploringAmerica’s War on Cancer. Heart wrenching and informative, the film expresses hope that we can create a new paradigm of prevention, medical freedom and acceptance.
  • Dirt! The Movie  - Narrated by Jamie Lee Curtis, Dirt! The Movie tells the story of humans trying to reconnect to dirt – the living skin of the earth.  Repairing our relationship with dirt can create new possibilities for all life on earth.
  • Doctored  – From the award winning producer who brought you “On Native Soil” and acclaimed Director, Bobby Sheehan, comes a shocking new documentary on the monopolization of our medical system.
  • Eating – A compelling and often shocking look at the standard American diet, which concludes that following federal nutrition guidelines can kill you.
  • Everything You Have to Know about Dangerous Genetically Modified Foods –find out in this dvd if genetically modified organisms are making you sick.  Can you avoid them?  How do we reclaim our food supply?
  • Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead – An inspiring film that chronicles the personal mission of 100 lbs. overweight Joe Cross to regain his health.
  • Fed Up –Blows the lid off everything we thought we knew about food and exercise, revealing a 30-year campaign by the food industry — aided by the U.S. government — to mislead and confuse the American public.  Narrated by Katie Couric.
  • Food, Inc. – Lifts the veil on the nation’s food industry, exposing how the food supply is now controlled by a handful of corporations that often put profit ahead of consumer health, workers’ safety and the environment.
  • Food Matters – Uncovers the trillion dollar worldwide sickness industry and gives people some scientifically verifiable solutions for overcoming illness naturally.
  • Fork Over Knives – Explores the health benefits that a plant-based, dairy-free diet provides to cancer, heart disease and other chronic illnesses plaguing the United States.
  • The Future of Food - An in-depth investigation into unlabelled, patented, genetically engineered foods that have made their way onto grocery stores in the US.
  • Generation Rx – Documents how an entire era of children has been caught in the middle of the unprecedented drugging  of millions, earlier and much more often than ever before.
  • Genetic Roulette – Never before seen evidence points to genetically modified foods as a major contributor to rising disease rates in the US population, especially amongst children. This sometimes shocking film may change your diet, help protect your family and accelerate the tipping point needed to bump GMO’s from the market once and for all.
  • GMO – OMG – A documentary by Jeremy Seifert.  A timely, informative, entertaining and insightful film that tries to answer the question that is a growing concern to citizens around the world:  who controls the future of our food?
  • GMO Trilogy – Two DVDs on the dangers of GMO’s, including the extreme danger of feeding them to children.  The third part is an audio CD called “You’re Eating What?,” followed by this comment from Craig Winters (from the Campaign to Label Genetically Engineered Foods):  “The most powerful presentation I have ever heard on the issue of genetically engineered foods.”
  • The Great Culling – The first in a three part series exploring major threats to human existence as we know it.  This dvd deals with water and why our present water situation could be harmful.  Film-makers, Paul Wittenberger (What in the World are They Spraying?) and Chris Maple explore some dangers to your lives, your offspring and your genetic integrity.
  • Greenhorns – A human interest film that follows the stories of young men and women across the nation who have decided to pursue their passion as organic farmers.
  • Grow! - A documentary film that captures the energy passion and independence of a fresh crop of young farmers.
  • Healing Cancer From the Inside Out – A comprehensive documentary film that challenges typically held notions that conventional cancer treatment can cure cancer and diet cannot.
  • Hidden Dangers in Kids’ Meals – Part II of the GMO Trilogy Series that exposes specific health risks of genetically modified organisms (GMO’s) to humans, and especially young children.
  • The Hidden Enemy — Inside Psychiatry’s Covert Agenda.  Today, with militaries awash in psychiatry and psychiatric drugs, 23 soldiers and veterans are committimg suicide every day.  Psychiatrists say we need more psychiatry.  But should we trust them?
  • Hoxsey, the Quack (?) Who Cured Cancer? — the story of Harry M. Hoxsey, a former coal miner who operated a cancer clinic using an herbal concotion handed down by his grandfather.  There is little doubt that Hoxsey was curing cancer, but in the end the FDA was brought into the act and closed him down.  One of his fprmer nurses took  the treatment to Mexico where American patients have sought help ever since.  Contains remarkable historical footage.
  • Hungry for Change — A documentary film about lasting weight loss, abundant energy and vibrant health. Featuring interviews with best-selling authors and leading medical experts plus real life transformational stories with people who know what it’s like to have been sick and overweight.
  • Killer at Large – Explores how obesity is becoming the single greatest killer of Americans, causing some experts to claim we are on the cusp of an evolutionary disaster.
  • King Corn – Two recent college grads discover whereAmerica’s food comes from when they plant a single acre of corn and follow it to the dinner pla
  • Look Up! – documentary of the geo-engineering situation that is going on all around the world.  This is an inter-active video with an app. so that individuals actually can help solve the problem.
  • Making a Killing –This harsh but uplifting documentary exposes subtle marketing and lack of science in the psychiatric field; leading to thousands of deaths caused by adverse effects of psychiatric drugs.
  • The Marketing of Madness — Are We All Insane?  Psychtropic drugging — it’s big business.  This is the story of the high-income partnership between psychiatry and drug companies that has created an $80 billion psychotropic drug profit center.
  • May I Be Frank –  Frank is 54, obese, depressed and addicted. He stumbles into a local, raw, organic and vegan restaurant in San Francisco and for the next 42 days, undergoes a life-changing transformation. Documents the essence of the human condidition and what it truly means to fall in love again.
  • Monopoly Medicine — How Big Pharma takes your money and makes you sick.  An interview with Mike Adams (the “ Health Ranger”) by G. Edward Griffin
  • My Father’s Garden – The environmental, social and moral costs of modern agriculture are explained in this deeply personal film.
  • No Impact Man – Explores one family’s journey as they embark on a year of no electricity, television, cars, toilet paper, elevators or newspapers.
  • Nourish Food + Community – Narrated by actress Cameron Diaz, this film highlights how the food choices we make create a ripple affect that is felt around the world.
  • Perfect Weight – New York bestselling diet author Jordan Rubin unveils an exercise system called FIT (Functional Interval Training), which he uses to maintain perfect weight.
  • Processed People – Features in depth discussions with leading health experts on why Americans are so sick and offers solutions to our current devasting health crisis.
  • Professional Perspectives on Water Fluoridation – Features three panelists from the National Research Council’s landmark report on the human health dangers of ingesting fluoride in everyday drinking water.
  • Queen of the SunWhat are the Bees Telling us?  A profound, alternative look at the global bee crisis.
  • The Science and Politics of Cancer — G. Edward Griffin is Founder of The Cancer Cure Foundation and author of World Without Cancer; the Story of Vitamin B17.  This program was derived from his address to the Pro-America Club on Dec. 1. 2005.
  • Simply Raw: Reversing Diabetes in 30 Days – Chronicles six Americans who switch to a diet of vegan, organic, live raw foods in order to reverse diabetes naturally.
  • A Silent Forest: The Growing Threat of Genetically Engineered Trees –Exposes the threats to human health, native forests, wildlife,  and indigenous peoples by the introduction of genetically engineered trees.
  • Smoking Teeth = Poison Gas, by David Kennedy, DDS. Learn about the dangers of mercury amalgams so commonly used in conventional dentistry.
  • Super Size Me – Filmmaker eats only McDonald’s food for 30 days and documents the physical and psychological effects of the junk food diet on his health.
  • Sweet Misery, A Poisoned World – Reveals the truth about the harmful and deadly effects of aspartame.
  • Take Back Your Power –  Utility companies are replacing electric, gas and water meters worldwide with new generation”smart” meters at an unprecedented rate. This documentary investigates the benefits and risks with insight from insiders, expert researchers, politicians, doctors and environmentalists.
  • Take Gluten-Free Living to the Next Level –the American Nutrition Association presentation of  the understanding of the science and practice of a healthy gluten-free life.
  • Taking Responsibility – Dean Martens, CH – Information to assist people in getting their health back from chronic, degenerative disease, providing a choice between the common allopathic practices or the natural holistic lifestyles that pertain to natural law.
  • Toxic Beauty — How Cosmetics and Personal-Care products endanger your health…and what you can do about it.
  • Unacceptable Levels — Pollution just got personal.  The story of how the chemical revolution brought us to where we are, and where — if we’re not vigilant — it may take us.
  • Under Our Skin: A Healthcare Nightmare – A gripping tale of microbes, medicine and money, this documentary reveals the hidden story of Lyme disease, one of the most controversial and growing epidemics of our time.
  • Vaccine Basics — What You Need to Know –Dr. Sherri Tenpenny provides comprehensive, factual information on vaccines so parents and practitioners can make informed, and sometimes life-altering choices.
  • Vaccines — The Risks, the Benefits, the Choices — Dr. Sherri Tenpenny.  Highly informative presentation offers the most comprehensive overview available; guiding you step by step through vaccination history, conflicts of interest and the lack of scientific data to support the current vaccine protocol.
  • Water, The Great Mystery – the most amazing and least studied substance.  From times immemorial, scientists, philosophers and theologians tried to understand the explicit and implicit properties, which are phenomenal, beyond the common physical laws of nature. Watch recent, breathtaking discoveries by researchers worldwide.
  • We Become Silent – International award-winning filmmaker Kevin P. Miller unveils the worldwide threat to medical freedom of choice.
  • The Weight of the Nation – One of the largest public health campaigns on obesity the nation has seen to date, developed with the Institute of Medicine, in association the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institutes of Health.
  • What in the World Are They Spraying? – The story of a rapidly developing industry called Geoengineering, driven by scientists, corporations and governments intent on changing global climate and altering the chemical composition of our soil and water.
  • Why in the World Are They Spraying? –  Follow-up to What in the World are They Spraying?, tries to provide some answers to this very perplexing subject of geo-engineering.
  • The World According to Monsanto – Monsanto’s controversial past combines some of the most toxic products ever sold with misleading reports, pressure tactics, collusion, and attempted corruption.
  • World Without Cancer – This is a video adaptation of a documentary filmstrip explaining the scientific rationale for Laetrile therapy. It presents evidence that cancer, like scurvy or pellagra is a deficiency disease of an essential food factor that has been deleted from the diet of modern man.

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