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Amazon.Com Balch, James F., and Phyllis A. Balch. 1990. Prescription for Nutritional Healing: Practical A-Z Reference to Drug-Free Remedies Using Vitamins, Minerals, Herbs and Food Supplements.
Avery Publishing Group, Garden City Park, NY 368 pp. ISBN 0895297272
Intriguing and important recommendations, contraindications, and a look at the nutritional treatment of disease. Keep in mind however, that sometimes synthesized drugs are indicated for use; often the dietary and supplemental treatments suggested in this book can have an additional helpful effect.

Amazon.Com Budd, Martin L.. 1983. Low Blood Sugar (Hypoglycaemia): The Twentieth Century Epidemic.
Sterling Publications 127 pp. ISBN 0806977922
A concise book on the causes and treatments of hypoglycemia.

Amazon.Com Erasmus, Udo 1993. Fats that Heal Fats that Kill . Alive Books, Burnaby, BC, Canada. 456 pp. ISBN 0-920470-38-6
Lots of info on fats, oils, cholesterol, essential fatty acids, and so on.

Amazon.Com Johns, Timothy. 1996. The Origins of Human Diet and Medicine: Chemical Ecology.
Arizona Studies in Human Ecology 356 pp. ISBN 0816516871
This book concerns the evolution of the human use of plants in diet, and how humans learned to distinguish beneficial (or non-harmful) plants from the variety of poisonous ones that are out there.

Amazon.Com Kirschmann, Gayla J. and John D. Kirschmann. 1996. Nutrition Almanac: Chemical Ecology.
Exercise, Herbs, Aromatherapy, Homeopathy, Table of Food Composition, and Much More 494 pp. ISBN 0070349223
A good guide to dietary nutrients, with a basic herbal section, and discussions on diseases and what can be done preventatively or after-the-fact as far as dietary requirements which may be indicated.

Amazon.Com Murray, Michael T., 1993. The Healing Power of Foods. Prima Publishing, Rocklin, CA. 438 pp. ISBN 1-55958-317-7
A guideline for naturopathic eating. Dietary indications for various diseases. Discussions of fruits, vegetables, and herbs in conjunction with their nutritional benefits.

Amazon.Com Schmid, Ronald F., 1997. Traditional Foods: Improving Health and Longevity with Native Nutrition. Healing Arts Press, Rochester, VT. 270 pp. ISBN 0892817356
A well-investigated and written naturopathic guideline book, using as its basis the diets of long lived so-called "primitive" peoples. Fish and some (range-raised) meats have a role in a healthy diet based on these premises, as do raw and lightly-cooked vegetation.

Amazon.Com Steinman, David, 1990. Diet for a Poisoned Planet: How to choose safe foods for you and your family.
Ballantine Books, New York. 392 pp. ISBN 0-345-37465-7
Hard-hitting and scary, this book takes a hard look at the toxins that infect our food supply, in the name of pest control. Discusses detoxification, choosing safe foods, and the problems with certain of the additives prevalent in today's food supply.

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