Health, Healing & Hummingbirds

Scientific information on improving serious disease through nutrition and treating the causes of disease
 – summarised from 100 of the world’s most cutting-edge health books

Essential books and lists of all my health book reviews

Essential books!

The 3 most essential books

The 3 most essential books are:

1. Detoxify or Die by Dr Sherry Rogers
2. Primal Body, Primal Mind by Nora Gedgaudas
3. Curing the Incurable or Primal Pancea by Dr Thomas Levy

Detoxify or Die by Dr Sherry Rogers

For anyone dealing with a serious illness, or that wants to avoid a serious illness, the books by Dr Sherry Rogers are absolutely essential reading.

Her books explain in a very easy to understand manner how to deal with the causes of disease using cutting edge medical knowledge, technology and testing, and not just how to mask symptoms with drugs and other superficial treatments (which lead to worsening problems in other areas of health).

This book is the best Dr Rogers book to begin with.

This book is excellent. It is also very easy to read and understand, and well referenced. It talks about the importance of treating the causes of disease and the most important chemicals to avoid in food and in cleaning and personal care products, the impact of each of the major chemical types on the body, tests which can be used to determine your toxic load (as well as your nutrients levels and how well your detoxification pathways are functioning etc.), the problems with many common prescribed drugs, the benefits of a daily detox cocktail, the benefits of juicing and enemas, the benefits and safety of regular FIR sauna use, how to use the sauna safely and what to expect when doing a sauna program, and so much more.

Primal Body, Primal Mind by Nora Gedgaudes

This book is the most complete book on diet I have found so far.

It offers a pretty good summary/amalgamation of dozens of the best quality diet books, all in the one easy to read text.

This book provides information on the basic principles and foods of the hunter-gatherer diet; meats, eggs (if tolerated), non-starchy vegetables, healthy oils, and small amounts of nuts, seeds and fruits.

It recommends avoiding processed foods, trans fats and oxidised oils, plus anything you are allergic to, plus sugar and high-carbohydrate foods such as potatoes and fruit juices. A high-fat, moderate protein and non-starchy vegetable filled diet is the way to go, as is choosing grass-fed/pastured and organic meats and eggs, along with home-grown or organic fruits, nuts and vegetables.

The book also explains why we are not suited genetically to eat foods such as grains and legumes, and especially not in large amounts, and the many problems these foods can and do cause.

Why we are not suited genetically to eat dairy products is also discussed. (Although the book does recommend fermented and raw dairy products to some extent, for those that can tolerate them.) Those facing serious illness and gut problem are advised in this book to follow the GAPS diet program. A very conservative and low-dose supplement regime is discussed in the book too, suitable for healthy people if not seriously ill people.

Curing the Incurable or Primal Panacea by Dr T. Levy

This may be the best vitamin C book there is.

Vitamin C is a genuine exception to the 'too good to be true' rule. A panacea is a wide-ranging cure-all. Vitamin C is the way nature designed us to deal with stress and disease, as can be seen when we look at animals that still produce their own vitamin C in their livers. Vitamin C helps diseases of all varieties as well as all oxidative stress. Due to a genetic error of metabolism the vast majority of us no longer produce this panacea in our livers, and this makes us far more vulnerable to many different chronic and acute diseases and infections than we would otherwise be.

The Primal Panacea book busts the following myths:

1. There are no studies on vitamin C
2. There is no proof that vitamin C works
3. Vitamin C is not safe
4. Vitamin C causes kidney stones
5. Our need for vitamin C is met by diet
6. Vitamin C just makes expensive urine
7. If vitamin C really worked we would all be using it

What also makes this book superior to many other excellent books on vitamin C is that it is the only one, aside form Levy's previous book (Curing the Incurable), which discusses liposomal vitamin C. Liposomal vitamin C gives a clinical response similar to vitamin C given by IV, or even superior to it in some cases - and it is vastly more affordable and accessible. Vitamin C books which do not advise on liposomal vitamin C just cannot be considered complete.

Dr Levy says in the book that the amount of water needed to but out a blaze, depends on the size of the fire - and so it is with vitamin C. The dose is everything with vitamin C. Taking small amounts just will not have the same effect as taking the appropriate dose. A bowel tolerance dose is recommended for chronic illness.

The claims in the book are supported by more than 1000 published peer reviewed studies
Second tier books:

1. The Vita-Nutrient Solution by Dr R. Atkins
2. Gut and Psychology Syndrome (The GAPS Diet) by Natasha Campbell-McBride
3. Orthomolecular Medicine for Everyone by Dr Abram Hoffer
4. No More Heartburn: The Safe, Effective Way to Prevent and Heal Chronic Gastrointestinal Disorders by Dr Sherry Rogers


Third tier books:

1. Deep Nutrition: Why Our Genes Need Real Food by C. Shanahan
2. Eat Fat, Lose Fat by Sally Fallon
3. Books (and articles) by Dr Lawrence Wilson
4. Minding My Mitochondria by Dr Terry Wahls (the new version due out late 2012)
5. Fire your Doctor by Andrew Saul
6. Books/articles by Dr F. Klenner (if you have a neurological disease)
7. Any or several of the other good vitamin C books such as Vitamin C: The Healing Factor, Vitamin C: The Real Story, etc.


I recommend reading as many of these books as you can.


The point of this site is to provide a starting point for health and healing research for ill people. This site provides recommendations, summaries and reviews of books but is not meant to be a replacement for actually reading some of these books if the reader is at all well enough to do so. (As well as getting individualised treatment advice and testing from a doctor that is also an orthomolecular medicine expert if possible). There is no substitute for reading as many of these brilliant books as you possibly can. The HHH site only really hints at their full brilliance. The amount of insight, scientific references, logic, intelligence, compassion and experience in these books will amaze you. HHH aims to encourage people to do their own reading and learning, and to make up their own minds.


To learn more about each of the books above, please view the individual reviews linked to below.

My health book reviews

My 200+ book reviews are up on Amazon.com, the Goodreads webiste and the HFME website.

Some reviews are short and some are quite long and detailed.


If you're interested in buying books I recommend first checking the price for a used edition of the book on Amazon, Abe books and especially Betterworld books.

For newer books the Book Depository website is also quite good. Prices on books can vary enormously so it pays to do a bit of research before buying anything.

Checking to see if your library has a copy first is also a great money-saving idea and an essential idea if you want to read a lot of books.

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Health book reviews extended list

The best b0oks on diet

6 stars: Primal Body, Primal Mind by Nora Gedgaudes MOST IMPORTANT!

6 stars: Good Calories, Bad Calories (or, The Diet Delusion) by Gary Taubes

6 stars: Deep Nutrition: Why Our Genes Need Real Food by Catherine Shanahan

6 stars: Gut and Psychology Syndrome by Natasha Campbell-McBride (review coming soon)

5 stars: Eat Fat, Lose Fat by Sally Fallon

4 stars: Food Rules by Catherine Shanahan

4 stars: Minding My Mitochondria: How I Overcame Secondary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and Got Out of My Wheelchair by Terry Wahls (updated edition due out early 2014! New updated edition recommended ahead of this edition.)

5 stars: Know Your Fats by Mary Enig PhD (review coming soon)

5 stars: The Dark Side of Fat Loss by Sean Croxton

5 stars: Nourishing Traditions: The Cookbook that Challenges Politically Correct Nutrition and the Diet Dictocrats by Sally Fallon and Mary G. Enig PhD

5 stars: Nutrition and Physical Degeneration by Weston A. Price (review coming soon)

4 stars: The Schwarzbein Principle by Dr Schwarzbein

4 stars: The Primal Blueprint: Reprogram your genes for effortless weight loss, vibrant health, and boundless energy by Mark Sisson

4 stars: The Perfect Health Diet by Paul Jaminet and Shou-Ching Jaminet

Books on healing the gut

6 stars: No More Heartburn: The Safe, Effective Way to Prevent and Heal Chronic Gastrointestinal Disorders by Sherry A. Rogers

6 stars: Gut and Psychology Syndrome by Natasha Campbell-McBride (review coming soon)

3 stars: The Body Ecology Diet (review coming soon)

4 stars: Breaking the Vicious Cycle (review coming soon)

3 stars: Digestive Wellness 3rd Edition by Elizabeth Lipski

4 stars: Hidden Food Allergies by Patrick Holford

4 stars: Healing Foods: Cooking for Celiacs, Colitis, Crohn's and IBS

4 stars: The Probiotics Revolution by Sarah Wernick

4 stars: Good Gut Bugs: How the Healing Powers of Probiotics Can Transform Your Health

More good books on diet and nutrition

5 stars: The Whole Soy Story: The Dark Side of America's Favorite Health Food by Kaayla T. Daniel

4 stars: Catching Fire: How Cooking Made Us Human by Richard W. Wrangham 

4 stars: Real Food by Nina Planck

4 stars: The Untold Story of Milk By Ron Schmid

5 stars: A Life Unburdened: Getting Over Weight and Getting on with My Life by Richard Morris

4 stars: Trick And Treat: How 'Healthy Eating' Is Making Us Ill and Natural Health & Weight Loss by Barry Groves

4 stars: The Coconut Diet by Cherie Calbom and John Calbom

5 stars: Organic Manifesto: How Organic Food Can Heal Our Planet, Feed the World, and Keep Us Safe by Maria Rodale

4 stars: The Pulse Test: The Secret of Building Your Basic Health by Arthur Fernandez Coca

5 stars: The Dark Side of Wheat by Sayer Ji

5 stars: The Yoga of Eating: Transcending Diets and Dogma to Nourish the Natural Self by Charles Eisenstein (review coming soon)

4 stars: Why we get fat and what to do about it by Gary Taubes

5 stars: The Vegetarian Myth by Lierre Keith

4 stars: Let's Get Well by Adelle Davis

 5 stars: Wellness Against All Odds by Dr Sherry A. Rogers

4 stars: The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals by Michael Pollan

4 stars: Changing Habits, Changing Lives and the CHCL Cookbook by Cyndi O'Meara 

5 stars: Optimal Nutrition for Optimal Health by Thomas E. Levy

4 stars: Healing the Gerson Way: Defeating Cancer and Other Chronic Diseases and The Gerson Therapy: The Amazing Juicing Programme for Cancer and Other Illnesses by Charlotte Gerson

4 stars: The Carnitine Miracle by Robert Crayhon

3 stars: Genetic Nutritioneering by Jeffery Bland

4 stars: Dangerous Grains by James Braly, Ron Hoggan

4 stars: Living Low Carb by J Bowden

4 stars: Protein Power: The High-Protein/Low-Carbohydrate Way to Lose Weight by Michael R. Eades

4 stars: Transfats: The Killer In The Kitchen

4 stars: The Diet Cure by Julia Ross MA

4 stars: Traditional Foods Are Your Best Medicine: Improving Health and Longevity with Native Nutrition by Ronald F. Schmid

4 stars: Real Food Has Curves: How to Get Off Processed Food, Lose Weight, and Love What You Eat by Bruce Weinstein

4 stars: The Wild Diet by Abel James Bascom (review coming soon)

4 stars: 21 Myths About the Paleo Diet… Debunked! by Aglaee Jacob (review coming soon)

4 stars: Eating Out and Traveling on the Paleo Diet by Aglaee Jacob (review coming soon)

5 stars: Death by Food Pyramid by Denise Minger (coming soon)

Books on the fat and cholesterol myths

5 stars: Know Your Fats by Mary Enig PhD (review coming soon)

5 stars: The Cholesterol Myths: Exposing the Fallacy That Saturated Fat and Cholesterol Cause Heart Disease by Uffe Ravnskov 

5 stars: Fat: It's Not What You Think by Connie Leas

4 stars: The Great Cholesterol Con by Malcolm Kendrick 

4 stars: Cholesterol: The Real Truth by Sanda Cabot

4 stars: Fats That Heal, Fats That Kill: The Complete Guide to Fats, Oils, Cholesterol and Human Health by Udo Erasmus

Useful books on nutrition and supplements

6 stars: Could it be B12? 

5 stars: Dr. Atkins' Vita-Nutrient Solution: Nature's Answer to Drugs by Robert C. Atkins

5 stars: Orthomolecular Medicine For Everyone: Megavitamin Therapeutics for Families and Physicians by Abram Hoffer

5 stars: Fire Your Doctor! How to Be Independently Healthy by Andrew W. Saul

5 stars: How to live longer and feel better by Linus Pauling

4 stars: Doctor yourself: Natural healing that works by Andrew W. Saul

5 stars: Biochemical Individuality by Roger John Williams

5 stars: How to Cure Diabetes by M.D. Sherry A. Rogers

4 stars: The Vitamin Cure for Diabetes: Prevent and Treat Diabetes Using Nutrition and Vitamin Supplementation by Ian E. Brighthope

5 stars: Hospitals and Health: Your Orthomolecular Guide to a Shorter, Safer Hospital Stay by Abram Hoffer

5 stars: Good Health in the 21st Century by Carole Hungerford

4 stars: The Brainpower Plan: 21 Days to Better Brain Health by Jordan K. Davis

4 stars: The New Optimum Nutrition Bible by Patrick Holford

3 stars: Prescription for Nutritional Healing, 4th Edition by James F. Balch

2 stars: Alternative cures : the most effective natural home remedies for 160 health problems by Bill Gottlieb

3 stars: Prescription for drug alternatives : all-natural options for better health without the side effects by James F. Balch, Mark Stengler, Robin Young Balch.

4 stars: Optimal nutrition for optimal health by Dr Levy

4 stars: Nutritional Balancing and Hair Mineral Analysis by Dr Lawrence Wilson

4 stars: The Real Vitamin and Mineral Book 4th edition by Nancy Bruning

5 stars: Curing the Incurable With Holistic Medicine by George John Georgiou

4 stars: What Your Doctor Doesn't Know About Nutritional Medicine May Be Killing You by Ray D. Strand M.D. 

4 stars: The Patient's Book of Natural Healing by Jonathan V. Wright and Alan Gaby

5 stars: The Greater Good (on vaccine safety) (review coming soon)

4 stars: Pyramid on the Prairie: A History of the Center for the Improvement of Human Functioning, 1975-2000 by Craig Miner

2 stars: Linus Pauling: A Life In Science And Politics by Ted George Goertzel

2 stars: Most Effective Natural Cures on Earth: The Surprising Unbiased Truth about What Treatments Work and Why by Jonny Bowden

3 stars: Confessions of a Medical Heretic by Robert S. Mendelsohn

5 stars: The Wonderful World Within You by Dr Roger J. Williams

3 stars: Health at Every Size by Linda Bacon

4 stars: Health and Happiness by E. Cheraskin

Books on vitamin C

6 stars: Primal Panacea by Dr T. Levy

5 stars: Clinical Guide to the Use of Vitamin C The Clinical Experiences of Frederick R. Klenner, M.D.

5 stars: Ascorbate: The Science of Vitamin C by Dr. Hickey and Dr. Roberts

5 stars: The Healing Factor: Vitamin C Against Disease by Irwin Stone

5 stars: VITAMIN C, TITRATING TO BOWEL TOLERANCE, ANASCORBEMIA, AND ACUTE INDUCED SCURVY Robert F. Cathcart, III, M.D.

5 stars: The Ascorbate Effect in Infectious and Autoimmune Diseases by Robert F. Cathcart, M.D.

5 stars: VITAMIN C: The Real Story by Steve Hickey, PhD and Andrew Saul

5 stars: Curing the Incurable: Vitamin C, Infectious Diseases, and Toxins by Thomas E. Levy 

5 stars: Why animals don't get heart attacks but people do by Matthias Rath M.D.

5 stars: The Vitamin C Controversy: Questions and Answers by E. Cheraskin

5 stars: Vitamin C and the Common Cold by Linus Pauling

Books on vitamin D

4 stars: The vitamin D cure by James Dowd

4 stars: Vitamin D: The Sunshine Vitamin by Zoltan Rona M.D.

3 stars: The Sunlight Solution: Why More Sun Exposure and Vitamin D Are Essential to Your Health by Laurie Winn Carlson

4 stars: The Vitamin D Solution: A 3-Step Strategy to Cure Our Most Common Health Problem by Michael F. Holick
1 star: The Healing Power of Sunlight by Jakob Lorber (no review)

Books on vitamin E

Books on magnesium

4 stars: The Magnesium Miracle by Dr Carolyn Dean

5 stars: INVISIBLE MINERALS: The Pico-­Ionic Magnesium Solution by Dr Carolyn Dean

4 stars: Transdermal Magnesium Therapy by Mark Sircus

Books on detoxification

6 stars: Detoxify or Die (and other books including the 4 star The E.I. Syndrome: An Rx for Environmental Illness) by Dr Sherry Rogers

4 stars: Tired or Toxic by Dr Sherry Rogers

5 stars: Sauna Therapy for Detoxification and Healing by Dr Lawrence Wilson

4 stars: Our Toxic World: A Wake Up Call by Doris J. Rapp

4 stars: The Detox Book: How to Detoxify Your Body to Improve Your Health, Stop Disease, and Reverse Aging by Bruce Fife

5 stars: The Healing Crisis by Bruce Fife

5 stars: Healing Ourselves by Dr Lawrence D. Wilson

4 stars: Multiple Chemical Sensitivity: A Survival Guide by Pamela Reed Gibson

4 stars: Depression: Cured at last! By Dr Sherry Rogers

3 stars: Sauna Detoxification Therapy: A Guide for the Chemically Sensitive by Marilyn McVicker

4 stars: I Was Poisoned By My Body: The Odyssey of a Doctor Who Reversed Fibromyalgia, Leaky Gut Syndrome, and Multiple Chemical Sensitivity - Naturally! by Gloria Gilbere

4 stars: Juicing, Fasting, and Detoxing for Life: Unleash the Healing Power of Fresh Juices and Cleansing Diets by Cherie Calbom

3 stars: Raw Juices Can Save Your Life: An A-Z Guide to Juicing by Sandra Cabot

3 stars: Fat Flush for Life: The Year-Round Super Detox Plan by Ann Louise Gittleman

4 stars: Live Organic (52 Brilliant Ideas) by Lynn Huggins-Cooper

2 stars: The Total Detox Plan: A Comprehensive Program to Cleanse Your Mind and Body by Sarah Brewer

2 stars: Liver Detox Plan: The Revolutionary Way to Cleanse and Revive Your Body by Xandria Williams

2 stars: Super Cleanse: Detox Your Body for Long-Lasting Health and Beauty by Niemerow, Adina

2 stars: The Liver and Gallbladder Miracle Cleanse by Andreas Moritz

2 stars: Complete Colon Cleanse: The At-Home Detox Program to Restore Good Health, Boost Vitality, and Ensure Longevity by Edward F. Group

3 stars: Juicing Joy by Oran Kangas

3 stars: Detoxification and Healing: The Key to Optimal Health by Sidney MacDonald Baker

Books on cardiac health

5 stars: L carnitine and the heart and The CoQ10 phenomenon and The Sinatra Solution by Dr Stephen T. Sinatra

4 stars: Is Your Cardiologist Killing You? by Dr Sherry Rogers

5 stars: The High Blood Pressure Hoax by Dr Sherry Rogers

5 stars: The Cholesterol Hoax by Dr Sherry Rogers

Essential books on pre-natal nutrition

5 stars: Supernutrition for Babies (review coming soon)

5 stars: WAPF Journal Baby Issue (review coming soon)

6 stars: Primal Body, Primal Mind by Nora Gedgaudes

6 stars: Deep Nutrition: Why Our Genes Need Real Food by Catherine Shanahan

Books on cutting-edge cancer treatment

Click here to view the cancer resources page on HHH.

Average books on diet

3 stars: The Paleo Diet: Lose Weight and Get Healthy by Eating the Foods You Were Designed to Eat by L Cordain

3 stars: Neanderthin

2 stars: The Rosedale Diet

3 stars: New Diet Revolution by Dr Atkins

3 stars: The Zone (or Enter the Zone) by Barry Sears

3 stars: The Holford low GI diet book (no review)

3 stars: The Paleo Diet Cookbook by L Cordain

2 stars: Green for Life by Victoria Boutenko and A. William Menzin M.D.

Essential books for those reconsidering veganism

5 stars: The Vegetarian Myth by Lierre Keith

6 stars: Primal Body, Primal Mind by Nora Gedgaudes

5 stars: The Meat Fix by John Nicholson (review coming soon)

6 stars: Deep Nutrition: Why Our Genes Need Real Food by Catherine Shanahan

5 stars: The Whole Soy Story: The Dark Side of America's Favorite Health Food by Kaayla T. Daniel

1 star: The China Study by T. Campbell - A review by Denise Minger (The review by Ms Minger is recommended, plus her page on the same site aimed solely at vegans, not this actual 1 star book.)

Books on qigong, massage and meditation

Special subject books

6 stars: Could it be B12?

4 stars: Pernicious Anaemia: the forgotten disease: the causes and consequences of vitamin B12 deficiency

5 stars: Salt: Your way to health by Dr Brownstein

5 stars: Iodine: Why your body needs it and why you can't live without it by Dr Brownstein

4 stars: Pain Free in 6 Weeks by Dr Sherry Rogers

4 stars: The Coconut Oil Miracle by Bruce Fife

4 stars: Coconut Oil by Gursche

3 stars: Guide to Homemade Skincare by Roxanne King

5 stars: Cure Tooth Decay: Heal and Prevent Cavities with Nutrition by Ramiel Nagel (review coming soon)

4 stars: The Choice is Clear by Allen E. Banik

3 stars: Exuberant Animal by Frank Forencich (review coming soon)

4 stars: Earthing: The most important health discover ever? by Clinton Ober, Stephen T. Sinatra, Martin Zucker

4 stars: Zapped by Louise Gittleman

4 stars: Honey: Nature’s Golden Healer

4 stars: Survival of the Sickest: A Medical Maverick Discovers Why We Need Disease  

5 stars: Fluoride: Drinking Ourselves To Death? by Barry Groves

4 stars: Stop the Thyroid Madness

4 stars: The Body Electric: Electromagnetism And The Foundation Of Life by Robert O. Becker

5 stars: Medical Mavericks, Volume One by Dr Hugh Desaix Riordan

4 stars: Medical Mavericks, Volume Two by Dr Hugh Desaix Riordan

5 stars: Medical Mavericks, Volume Three by Dr Hugh Desaix Riordan

3 stars: What You Must Know about Kidney Disease: A Practical Guide to Using Conventional and Complementary Treatments by Rich Snyder

1 star: PCOS Unlocked: The Manual by Stefani Ruper

4 stars: The Schizophrenias: Ours To Conquer by Carl Curt Pfeiffer

2 stars: Food Enzymes for Health & Longevity by Edward Howell

4 stars: Everything You Need to Know About Enzymes: A Simple Guide to Using Enzymes to Treat Everything from Digestive Problems and Allergies to Migraines and Arthritis by Tom Bohager

Books on diet and health I don't recommend

The China Study by T. Campbell - A review by Denise Minger

Whitewash: The Disturbing Truth About Cow's Milk and Your Health by Joseph Keon

Sweet Poison: Why Sugar is Making Us Fat by David Gillespie

Allergies: Fight Them with the Blood Type Diet and Eat Right 4 Your Type by Peter J. D'Adamo and Catherine Whitney

Your Body's Many Cries for Water

Apple Cider Vinegar: Miracle Health System by Patricia Bragg and Paul C. Bragg

Fats Are Good for You: How Saturated Fat and Cholesterol Actually Benefit the Body by Jon J. Kabara

The Healing Powers of Olive Oil: A Complete Guide to Nature's Liquid Gold

Dr. Braly's Food Allergy and Nutrition Revolution by James Braly

The Canadian Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine by Sherry Torkos

Stuffed: An Insider's Look at Who's (Really) Making America Fat by Hank Cardello and Doug Garr

Healing Foods - Healthy Foods: Use Superfoods to Help Fight Disease and Maintain a Healthy Body

Complete Book of Juicing and Diabetes & Hypoglycemia: Your Natural Guide to Healing with Diet, Vitamins, Minerals, Herbs, Exercise, and Other Natural Methods by M.T. Murray

Probiotic and Prebiotic Recipes for Health: 100 Recipes that Battle Colitis, Candidiasis, Food Allergies, and Other Digestive Disorders

What to Eat and Food Politics: How the Food Industry Influences Nutrition and Health by Marion Nestle

Atkins for a New You: The Ultimate Guide to Shedding Pounds and Feeling Great
The vitamin guide : the complete guide to vitamins and minerals and how they are best used to promote health and well being by Nicola Reavley
The Fourfold Path to Healing 
Creating Health ... Yourself by Ross Taylor
Slim Calm Sexy Diet: 365 Proven Food Strategies for Mind/Body Bliss by Keri Glassman
Environmental Medicine: A Practical, Participatory Course/Textbook by Natalie Golos
Evolving Health: The Origins of Illness and How the Modern World Is Making Us Sick by Noel Thomas Boaz 
Yoga and Vegetarianism: The Path to Greater Health and Happiness by Sharon Gannon
Illustrated Encyclopedia of Healing Remedies by C. Norman Shealy

Chakra Foods for Optimum Health by Deanna Minich

Book reviews on other topics

Book reviews on the topic of M.E.

To read lots of book reviews on the topic of M.E. (including a long list of which books to avoid) please see the book reviews page on the HFME website.


This page also includes a reading list specific to M.E. patients. *Recommended!*

Recommended websites

The Weston A. Price Foundation

Primal Body, Primal Mind by Nora Gedgaudes

The GAPS diet website

The Vitamin C Foundation


Mark's Daily Apple by Mark Sisson

Raw Food SOS

The Dr Terry Wahls website

The Journal of Orthomolecular Medicine

Doctor Yourself.com

The Lawrence Wilson website (The political views on this site are not supported by me, only a large proportion of the health information.)

The Cholesterol Myths website

The Dr Sherry Rogers website (which makes her newsletters available)


These websites contain a lot of good information but not every part of every site is supported by HHH.

‘I have to laugh when people ask me if I do alternative, herbal, acupuncture or holistic medicine. 'No,' I reply. 'We do state-of-the-art medicine. In other words, we find the biochemical, nutritional and environmental causes and cures rather than blindly drugging everything. Sure, herbs are gentler, safer and more physiologic than drugs and holistic medicine attempts to incorporate many diverse modalities, etc. But there is no substitute for finding the underlying biochemical causes and cures.

This is real medicine. This is where medicine should and would have been decades ago, if it had not been abducted by the pharmaceutical industry.’ Dr Sherry Rogers, author of Detoxify or Die (etc.)


‘The belief that “genetics is destiny”- don’t get me started. Even by the most conservative geneticists’ standards, we have anywhere from 80% to 97% control over our own genetic expressions. We ALL have dormant genes for all sorts of things, both good and bad. Genetics can have some influence, certainly…but genes are turned on and off by regulatory genes and regulatory genes are mainly controlled by nutrients. A gene will not express itself unless the internal environment is conducive to its expression.The brain and body simply have to have certain raw materials to work with in order to function properly.’  Nora T. Gedgaudas, author of Primal Body, Primal Mind


"Man's body was designed to function best with high blood and cellular levels of vitamin C - synthesised as needed by the liver. Due to an inborn error of metabolism, the vast majority of us no longer have the ability to make it, but that does not lessen our need for vitamin C or the benefits derived form it." Dr Thomas Levy, author of Curing the Incurable and Primal Pancea



“Orthomolecular treatment does not lend itself to rapid drug-like control of symptoms, but patients get well to a degree not seen by tranquilizer therapists who believe orthomolecular therapists are prone to exaggeration. Those who've seen the results are astonished.” Abram Hoffer, M.D., Ph.D.