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When it comes to health, we’re all inundated with endless Web sites, books, papers, and more - some good and some not so good. To make things a bit easier and to save you some time, here are some of our favourite reads that we think our definitely worth checking out.

Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride is a medical doctor with two postgraduate degrees in Neurology and Human Nutrition. This book clearly explains her belief and proven experience in the link between learning disabilities, the food and drinks we consume, and the condition of the digestive system. This is a must-read for anybody looking to better understand the science of the gut and all that it affects in our body. VIEW>

This is Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride’s most recent book and a complete eye-opener when it comes to what really causes heart disease. Hint… it’s not what we’ve been led to believe since the 1950s. Based on her science background and reference to past medical research reports that didn’t get the attention they deserved, she clearly outlines how fat, cholesterol, and salt are not the enemies we’ve been led to believe when it comes to our hearts. VIEW>

Dr. Matsen is a successful naturopath in Vancouver, Canada with over 30 years in practice helping more than 40,000 patients. This book (and its predecessor, “Eating Alive: Prevention Through Good Digestion”) takes the complex topic of digestion and breaks it down into simple terms (even with cartoon illustrations). For some of us at All Beings, it was the first introduction to the dangers and incredible power of nutrition. VIEW>

If you’re looking for a full, detailed review of ALL of the causes of weight gain, this is the book to read. Anne Louise is one of the world’s foremost experts in functional and integrative medicine backed by a Masters of Science in Nutrition Education and a Ph.D. in Holistic Nutrition. She lays out the science of the body while also providing short plans and recipes to follow. VIEW>

This was our first introduction to the tie between what we eat and some of the most influential neurotransmitters in our brains responsible for everything from depression and motivation to pain relief, addiction, and sleep quality. It describes how “false moods” are created when our brains are starving for key nutrients to function making for the perfect first read if you’re looking to better understand how food affects the brain and how the brain can affect our feelings and actions. View>

In this follow-on book by Julia Ross, she elaborates further on the impact of critical neurotransmitters and overall body chemistry when it specifically comes to food cravings, weight gain, and mood swings. Her books are based on over twenty years of proven clinical results providing first-hand insight into how quickly her suggestions can make a difference. VIEW>

This is one of those books everybody should read simply to be reminded of the critical importance of water and proper hydration in the body. Most of us know some of the main reasons to drink enough water in a day, such as to flush toxins, but this book opens your eyes to the many other reasons most of us probably don’t know. For example, did you know that water is the fastest natural anti-histamine and dehydration leads to a range of pain-related conditions from heartburn to back pain? VIEW>

If you want to know the truth about today’s commercial pet food, this is the book to read. At times it's heart wrenching to believe what manufacturers are actually doing to our pets to save a buck but on the other hand, it provides the information you need to be a knowledgeable consumer and the best possible guardian to your pet. Note that Ann Martin doesn’t promote a raw food diet like we do at All Beings but she does cover a range of healthy homemade recipes for both cats and dogs. VIEW>



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