AltMed Library

Office Library List by Topic

This is a list of the books I have read and recommended over the years. I would love to have your book recommendations for ongoing explorations.


  • The end of Alzheimers by Dale Bredeson MD
  • Still Here: Embracing Aging, Changing, & Dying – Ram Dass
  • Natural Health, Natural Medicine – Andrew Weil M.D.
  • Healthy Aging – Andrew Weil M.D.
  • The Co-housing Handbook – Chris Scotthanson & Kelly Scotthansen
  • You Can Fix Your Brain by Dr. Tom O’Bryan

Allergen Free Cookbooks

  • Whole Life Nutrition Cookbook by Alissa Segersten and Tom Malterre
  • The Allergen Free Bakers handbook by Cybele Pascal.


  • Life Between Lives: Hypnotherapy for Spiritual Regression – Michael Newton PhD
  • Self-Hypnosis & Other Mind Expanding Techniques – Charles Tebbets
  • The Patients Guide to Homeopathic Medicine – Robert Uuman, ND, Judyth Reichenberg-Uuman ND
  • Homeopathic Medicine at Home – Maesimund B Panos MD, Jane Heimlich
  • Crystal Enlightenment – Katrina Raphaell
  • Discovery of Magnetic Health – George J. Washnis & Richard Z Hricak
  • The Chinese Way to Healing: Many Paths to Wholeness – Misha Ruth Cohen OMD,L.Ac with Kalia Doner
  • Sauna Therapy for Detoxification & Healing – Lawrence Wilson MD


  • Anti-Cancer: A New Way of Life – David Servan-Schreiber MD, Ph.D. (see June 2011 Newsletter)
  • What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Breast Cancer – John R Lee MD, David Zava PhD, Virginia Hopkins
  • Breast Cancer: What You Should Know (But May Not Be Told) About Prevention, Diagnosis, & Treatment – Steve Austin ND & Cathy Hitchcock MSW
  • The Cancer Fighting Kitchen by Rebecca Katz


  • The Therapeutic Touch – Dolores Krieger PhD RN
  • Inner Bridges: A Guide to Energy Movement and Body Structure – Fritz Frederick Smith MD
  • Zero Balancing – John Hamwee
  • Yoga for A New Age: A Modern Approach to Hatha Yoga – Bob Smith
  • Yin Yoga: Outline of a Quiet Practice – Paul Grilley
  • Awareness Through Movement – Moshe Feldenkris

Life Style

  • Blue Zones – Dan Buettner (See February 2011 Newsletter)
  • Creating Health: How To Wake Up the Body’s Intelligence – Deepak Chopra MD
  • The Fitness Factor – Lisa Callahan MD
  • Staying Healthy With the Seasons – Elson M Hass MD
  • Pathways: A Success Guide for a Healthy Lifestyle ( Healthwise) – Donald W Kemper, Jim Giuffre, Gene Drabinski
  • Listening to the Body: The Psychophysical Way to Health & Awareness – Robert Masters PhD, Jean Houston PhD

Menopause, Women’s Health

  • Natural Women, Natural Menopause – Marcun Laux ND & Christine Conrad
  • Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom – Christiane Northrup MD
  • What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Pre-Menopause – John R Lee MD, Jesse Hanley MD, Virginia Hopkins
  • The Wisdom of Menopause; Creating Physical & Emotional Health During the Change – Christiane Northrup MD
  • The Hormone of Desire – Susan Rako MD
  • The Silent Passage; Menopause – Gail Sheeley
  • Alternate Health Care for Women – Patsy Wescott & Leyardia Black ND
  • Menopausal Years; The Wise Woman Way – Susan S. Weed
  • Dr. Susan Love’s Breast Book – Susan M Love MD with Karen Lindsay
  • The Estrogen Alternative; Natural Hormone Therapy with Botanical Progesterone – Raquel Martin with Judi Gerstrung DC
  • Womens Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine – Tori Hudson ND
  • The Menopause Self-Help Book – Susan M Lark MD


  • Prevention Magazines Nutrition Advisor
  • What’s For Breakfast – Joan Haynes ND
  • The China Study – T.Colin Campbell PhD and Thomas Campbell II
  • The Gluten Book – LeArta Moulton
  • Recipes for Self-Healing – Daverick Leggett
  • Wild Fermentation: The Flavor, Nutrition & Craft of Live Culture Foods – Sandor Ellix Katz
  • Eat Right for Your Type – Dr. Peter J. D’Adamo with Catherine Whitney
  • Conversations on Chelation & Mineral Nutrition – H. DeWayne Ashned PhD, FACN
  • The Good Goodies Recipes for Natural Snacks n’ Sweets – Stan & Floss Divorkin
  • Food & Faith: Justice, Joy & Daily Bread – ed. Michael Schet
  • Refined to Real Food: Moving Your Family Toward Healthier Wholesome Eating – Allison Anneser with Sara Thyr N.D
  • The Paleo Diet – Loren Cordain Ph.D.  (See May 2011 Newsletter)
  • Wheat-free, Worry-free – Danna Korn
  • Prescription for Nutritional Healing – Janies F Balch MD, Phyllis A Balch CNC
  • Healing – Patrick Quillin PhD RD
  • The Healing Foods – Hausman & Judith Benn Hurley
  • Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine – Murray &Pizzorno


  • Geselle Institute Series: Your One Year Old, Your Two Year Old, etc. – Louise Bates Ames PhD
  • Child of Mine – Feeding With Love and Good Sense – Ellyn Satter R.D.
  • Your Baby and Child – Birth to 5 – Penelope Leach
  • Children the Challenge – Rudolf Dreikurs
  • What Do You Really Want For Your Children – Wayne Dyer M.D
  • Your Child’s Self Esteem – Dorothy Corkille Briggs
  • Annie Stories – Doris Brett
  • The Vaccine Friendly Plan – Paul Thomas, MD and Jennifer Margulis, PHD
  • The Vaccine Book – Robert Sears, MD


  • Secret Life of the Unborn Child – Thomas Verney M.D.
  • What to Expect When You’re Expecting – Arlene Eisenberg
  • Breast Feeding Your Baby – Shiela Kitzinger
  • Babyhood – Penelope Leach
  • On Becoming a Family – T. Berry Brazelton

Prevention and Toxicity

  • Detoxify or Die – Sherry Rogers M.D. At
  • The Hundred Year Lie – Randall Fitzgerald
  • YOU the Patient – Michael Roizen MD and Mehmet OZ MD
  • YOU Staying Young – Michael Roizen MD and Mehmet OZ MD.

Psychology & the Unconscious

  • The Fisher King & The Handless Maiden: Understanding The Wounded Feeling Function in Masculine & Feminine Psychology – Robert A Johnson
  • The Ravaged Bridegroom:  Masculinity in Women – Marion Woodman
  • Animal Guides in Life, Myth & Dreams – Niel Russack
  • The Cat: A Tale of Feminine Redemption – Marie-Loiuse von Franz
  • Aspects of the Feminine – CG Jung
  • Animus & Anima: Two Essays by Emma Jung
  • The Jungian Experience: Analysis & Individuation – James A Hall MD
  • Jung on Evil – Selected & Introduced Murray Steini
  • Jung on Active Imagination  – ed & intro by Joan Chodorow
  • Inner Work  – Using Dreams and Active Imagination for Personal Growth by Robert Johnson

Specific Conditions

  • The Yeast Connection – William G Crook MD
  • Driven to Distraction: Recognizing & Coping with Attention Deficit Disorder From Childhood Through Adulthood – Edward M Hallowell MD, John J Ratey MD
  • Family Guide to Asthma & Allergies: How You & Your Children Can Breathe Easier – Norman Edelman MD
  • Tired of Being Tired – Jesse Lynn Hanley MD & Nancy Deville
  • Sinus Survival: A Self-Help Guide to Allergies, Bronchitis, Colds & Sinusitis – Dr Robert S Ivker
  • Diabetes A to Z – American Diabetes Association
  • Dr. Bernsteins Diabetes Solution – Dr. Bernstein
  • The Inside Tract by Gerard Mullin MD
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome: A Natural Approach – Rosemary Nicol
  • Making Sense of Fibromyalgia – Daliel J Wallace MD, Janice Brock Wallace
  • Brain Powerful Therapy for Changing Brain Disorders – David Perlmutter MD
  • Pain Free: A Revolutionary Method for Stopping Chronic Pain – Pete Egoscue with Roger Gittines
  • The Thyroid Solution: Ridha Arem M.D.

Spirituality & Mysticism

  • Arousing the Goddess: Sex and Love in Buddhist Ruins of India – Tim Ward
  • Shamans, Mystics & Doctors: A Psychological Inquiry to India & Its Healing Traditions – Sudhir Kakar
  • Shamanic Healing Within the Medicine Wheel – Marie Lu Lorler
  • The Alphabet Versus the Goddess – Leonard Shlain
  • Close to the Bone: Life-Threatening Illness & The Search for Meaning – Jean Shinoda Bolen MD
  • Goddess in Every Woman – Jean Shinoda Bolen MD
  • The Universe in a Single Atom – his Holiness The Dali Lama
  • After the Ecstasy, the Laundry – Jack Kornfield
  • Healing & the Mind – Bill Moyers
  • The Road Less Traveled: A New Psychology of Love, Traditional Values & Spiritual Growth – M Scott Peck
  • How We Choose to Be Happy – Rick Foster & Greg Hicks
  • Paths of Life: 7 Scenarios – Alice Miller
  • Hot Chocolate for the Mystical Soul – Arielle Ford
  • Extraordinary Knowing: Science, Skepticism & the Inexplicable Powers of The Human mind – Elizabeth Lloyd mayer PhD
  • The Times of Our Lives: Extraordinary True Stories of Synchronicity, Destiny, Meaning & Purpose – ed Jill Kranier
  • The Four Agreements


  • A-Z Guide to Drug-Herb-Vitamin Interactions (Health Notes)
  • Prevention Magazine’s Complete Book of Vitamins and Minerals
  • Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine – Michael Murray ND & Joseph Pizzorno ND
  • Alternative Medicine; the Definition Guide – The Burton Goldberg group

Vegetarian Cookbooks

  • Still Life With Menu – Mollie Katzen
  • Moosewood Cookbook – Mollie Katzen
  • Enchanted Broccoli Forest – Mollie Katzen
  • Feeding the Whole Family – Cynthia Lair
  • The Greens Cook Book – Deborah Madison
  • Sunset Menus and Recipes for Vegetarian Cooking – Sunset Cookbooks
  • Mediterranean Grains and Greens – Paula Wolfert
  • Vegetarian Epicure – Anna Thomas
  • Recipes for a Small Planet – Ellen Buchman Ewald
  • Whole Foods for the Whole Family – Le Leche League Intl.
  • The Yoga Way Cookbook – The Himalayan International Institute of Yoga Science and Philosophy
  • Mexican Vegetarian Cooking – Edith Metcalfe de Plata
  • Meatless Main Dishes – Better Homes and Gardens