We recommend the following books via our Amazon affiliation which expand upon the traditional dietary recommendations we make:
Nourishing Traditions – we consider this to be the foundation of the dietary principles we teach and highly recommend it as a first step.
The Fourfold Path to Healing: Working with the Laws of Nutrition, Therapeutics, Movement and Meditation in the Art of Medicine
Nourishing Broth by Sally Fallon Morell and Kaayla T. Daniel. See our review of the book.
Nourished Kitchen – see our review of the book.
Nutrition and Physical Degeneration by Dr. Weston A. Price
Real Food by Nina Planck
Real Food Cookbook by Nina Planck
Wild Fermentation by Sandor Katz
The Art of Fermentation by Sandor Katz
Cure Tooth Decay: Heal and Prevent Cavities with Nutrition by Rami Nagel
Full Moon Feast by Jessica Prentice
Babies and Children
The Nourishing Traditions of Baby & Child Care – see our review of the book.
Beautiful Babies – see our review of the book
Nourished Beginnings Baby Food – see our review of the book
The Nourished Baby e-book by Mommypotamus
18 Responses to Book Recommendations
Full Moon Feast by Jessica Prentiss is another terrific book. It awakened me to the rich heritage of European herbal medicine and cooking that I hadn’t really delved into. I am now growing herbs in my garden and hope to add many, many more.
Real Food: What to Eat and Why, by Nina Planck, is another favorite. I’ve read it a couple of times, though not lately. It is really helpful for those just starting this journey or those a little further along needing encouragement and inspiration.
Yes! Jeanmarie – I wholeheartedly support your recommendation of both of these books!
Nourishing Traditions (Fallon, Enig) is more than a good book… it is a cookbook, nutritional manual, history and cultural text, encyclopedia, and more. My daughter picked it up at age 12 while looking for something to read, and devoured it. She has since re-read it three times, and now at age 20 is as much of a “foodie” as I am… largely because of the valuable information in this book.
Incredible testimonial, Rosalyn. I will forward it to Sally Fallon Morell!
I recommend The Crazy Makers by Carol Simontacchi. It’s an older book, but has some very useful data about how modern foods affect children’s health, and even includes some words about the wisdom of Dr. Price’s research! Well-written and informative, and I think would be incredibly motivating for any parents who may be on the fence about feeding their children real food.
Picky Eating Solutions by Betsey Hicks is another one I’d recommend. It has a great deal of personal testimonials of a mother whose children experienced health issues as a result of what they were eating. It is written with an incredible dose of kindness, patience, humor, and encouragement for struggling parents. This book also refers to the work of Dr. Weston A. Price and its importance in learning to nourish children. Don’t let the title fool you! :)
Real Food by Nina Planck
What about Eat Fat Lose Fat? Also I looove Full Moon Feast
Traditional Foods are Your Best Medicine – Schmid
Deep Nutrition: Why Your Genes Need Traditional Food is a very interesting read, which I found to be empowering. It made me feel that I could give my second child a better chance at good health than my first, but also help my first be as healthy as he could be. Not to mention take control of my own health.
I found The Mood Cure interesting as well. You can see the connection between nutrient deprivation and mood disorders.
In Cure Tooth Decay you can see the connection between nutrient deprivation and tooth decay.
After reading the above books (which all recommend eating traditional foods), it became pretty clear to me why I have always suffered from multiple ailments at once, and why so many of these ailments started clearing up when I switched to a traditional foods diet.
Two I have not read much of yet but do fit in with traditional eating:
Cultured food for life by Donna Schwenk
Foraging and feasting by Dina Falconi
I also love “Deep Nutrition – Why Your Genes Need Traditional Food” by Catherine Shanahan MD.
It received a thumbs down review from Sally Fallon Morell so we’ve been asked not to promote it: http://www.westonaprice.org/book-reviews/deep-nutrition-by-catherine-shanahan-md-and-luke-shanahan/
Nina Planck’s Real Food for Mother and Baby is the book that got me first interested in switching to real/traditional foods.
Unfortunately, it received a thumb’s down book review from Sally Fallon Morell so we’ve been asked not to recommend it:
Any book by Joel Salatin.
super nutrition for babies because I really believe in giving our babies a great start in life. And I want some new ideas for my grand babies. Thank you.
That book already appears on our list.
“The Big Fat Surprise” by Nina Teicholz! It’s a very well-researched book with a ton of great info about why fats belong in a healthy diet.
” The Lost Language of Plants: The Ecological Importance of Plant Medicines for Life on Earth,” by Stephen Harrod Buhner. published 2002. I have read parts of it and am fascinated by how the biome forms, how antibiotics are changing the earth’s biome, and therefore ours, and how we have attained information for using plants as medicine.