More Resources to Get You Started with Real Food

┬á┬á┬á┬á┬á┬á┬á┬á┬á┬á┬á Yesterday we talked about some good resources to get us started when we want to begin a healthier lifestyle, adopt a traditional diet, work on some current health issues for ourselves, or just feel like itÔÇÖs time for a change. Today I just want to add more books and media to those resources so that youÔÇÖll have a lot of angles from which to approach your new lifestyle, and youÔÇÖll be armed and dangerous with knowledge when you are confronted with misinformation, propaganda, and conflicting health reports in the media or at your doctorÔÇÖs office.

  1. The 150 Healthiest Slow Cooker Recipes on Earth by Jonny Bowden.

A great slow cooker recipe book, filled with super foods, whole real foods and lots of other great information: 

  1. Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon.

Getting back to the cookbook and history book combined that sort of re-booted this whole traditional foods movement (this book is highly recommended for your library): 

  1. Nourishing Broth: An Old Fashion Remedy for the Modern World by Sally Fallon Morell.

To learn more about broth. The benefits, how to make it, and tons of different recipes to make and use it: 

  1. Nutrition and Physical Degeneration by Weston A. Price.

The book that opened everyone's eyes to the hazards of an industrially-processed diet; where it literally all began.

  1. The Unhealthy Truth: One Mother's Shocking Investigation into the Dangers of America's Food Supply-- and What Every Family Can Do to Protect Itself by Robyn OÔÇÖBrien. (Amazon #1 best seller!)

This is where I point a lot of moms who are trying to find a good place to start. It's about a mom and she shares her journey and her research.

  1. In Defense of Food: An EaterÔÇÖs Manifesto by Michael Pollan.

This author is just great for re-thinking your food and where it comes from. 

  1. The Vegetarian Myth: Food, Justice, and Sustainability by Lierre Kieth.

If you are a vegetarian or vegan or know someone who is, this is a must-read. The author was a vegan for 20 years before adopting a more traditional diet. She covers every argument both for and against vegetarianism and veganism.

  1. Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal´╗┐´╗┐┬áby Eric Schlosser.

An eye-opening journey through the growing and processing of America's fast food. Also talks about the history and rise of our fast food nation.

  1. Grain Brain: The Surprising Truth about Wheat, Carbs, and Sugar--Your Brain's Silent Killers by David Perlmutter. (Amazon #1 Best Seller)

The science behind grains and what they do to our brains, and our waistlines. Shocking and revealing. 

  1. Eat Fat, Lose Weight: The Right Fats Can Make You Thin for Life by Ann Louise Gittleman.

Still think you need to be on a low fat diet to stay thin?

  1. Seeds of Deception: Exposing Industry and Government Lies About the Safety of the Genetically Engineered Foods You're Eating by Jeffrey M. Smith
  1. Genetic Roulette: The Documented Health Risks of Genetically Engineered Foods by Jeffrey M. Smith.

No health discussion would be complete without a debate about GMO's, right? 

And for the movie lover, here are a few documentaries:

  1. King Corn (2007)
  2. Food, Inc (2008)
  3. Genetic Roulette (2012)

Most of these books can be found at your local library, and these and many other documentaries can be found on Netflix and Amazon instantly. Do you have any favorite books or movies that enlightened you about your health? We'd love to read them! Let us know!

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