Some Recommended Books and DVD’s

I’ve collected roughly 100 health related books that I refer to on a daily basis in my practice. Most are for reference, some are for research and some are for general interest. They cover a wide variety of conditions and areas of concern.

For those visiting this site for the first time and looking for a book to jump start their health journey, I’ve identified a few books that I believe offer some very specific and helpful information in a readable fashion to improve health regardless of your starting point.

The Dorito Effect by Mark Schatzker

A very revealing book on how food manufacturers ‘design’ foods that turn off the normal satiety function in our brains and trick us into eating more in an effort to fatten their profits as well as our waistlines. According to the author these practices are turning us into nutritional idiots.

Never be Sick Again by Raymond Francis M.Sc.The book is based on the author’s return from an illness that even the doctors seemed unable to help him with. Raymond Francis developed a sound philosophy of the difference between health and disease as it relates to individual cells, and then provides easy to understand pathways for achieving healthier cells.

Eating Alive by Jonn Matsen N.D.

Written in a way that’s interesting to read and easy to understand the book follows food as it passes through the digestive system and how that food can impact disease or health. There are multiple illustrations that help the reader understand Dr. Matsens’ point as he discusses each organ and its contribution to health.

Optimum nutrition for the Mind by Patrick Holford

Although this book is more related to mental health, there is a definite connection between mental health and gut health. Having good mental and emotional health is significant when we are considering the overall well-being of an individual. The book is filled with lots of recommendations for supplements and food choices to support optimum mental health.

Anticancer by David Servan-Schreiber M.D., Ph.D.

This book was one of the first books I read after my scare with cancer. Dr. Servan-Schreiber talks about his journey as a brain cancer survivor and provides research information and helpful charts on foods and their effectiveness toward various types of cancers. Although it can be a little ‘medical-ease’ in places, I highly recommend this book if you are looking for solid information about cancer and nutrition.

The Truth about Cancer by Ty Bollinger

This is another highly recommended book about dealing with cancer. Ty Bollinger lost multiple family members to cancer before starting his quest for a cure to this disease. He has done tremendous research about the history and politics of cancer, plus offers multiple natural and alternative protocols that have shown great promise for cancer patients. Ty has another book that I recommend as well. It offers more detailed information about each of the alternative protocols. It’s called Cancer Defeated – Step outside the Box.


The following DVD’s are full of good information on nutrition; how it’s changed and how those changes are affecting us. Thy are all worth the time  to watch.

Dying to have known

Eating you alive

Fed up

Feeding frenzy

Food inc.

Food Matters

Forks over knives

Hungry for change

In defence of food

Just eat it

Overfed and undernourished