Resources for Further Reading

I have found the resources below to be of great value in learning about the traditional and scientific evidence which supports a healthy diet. I’ve read all of the books several times over, bought them for loved ones and friends, and I recommend all of these books and websites without reservation.


Book and Movie Resources


Website Resources

  • The War on Insulin Dr. Peter Attia’s blog on nutrition’s relationship with weight loss, optimal health, and peak athletic performance.
  • Fresh Healthy Cooking: Visit this website to get lots of delicious, traditional recipes for healthy meals.
  • Dollars for Docs: A database published by ProPublica detailing what drug companies are paying doctors to promote their products. List top earners and other interesting information.
  • Local Harvest website. A source for local organic food.
  • Eat Wild website. A great source for grass-fed animal products.
  • The Farm to Consumer Legal Defense Fund This organization is leading the fight to protect our rights to choose the foods we want to consume and protect the family farmer from harassment at the hands of the federal government.
  • THINCS: The International Network of Cholesterol Skeptics
    I have great admiration for all the people who contribute to this site. It takes courage to take a stand and stand out from the herd. They have a great links page with many more resources to peruse.
  • Mark Sisson’s Daily Apple
    Mark Sisson offers some great information here about eating the paleo way, which translates into a clean, whole foods way of eating. Lots of good information on this site. His book, The Primal Blueprint: Reprogram your genes for effortless weight loss, vibrant health, and boundless energy is a must-read.
  • The Weston A. Price Foundation website
    I also subscribe to the WAP Foundation journal, which, in addition to the latest resources and articles on health and nutrition, includes wonderful stories of people who have healed themselves using Dr. Price’s principles.
  • Duane Graveline M.D.
    Dr. Graveline is a former astronaut and physician and his voice is raising the red flag on the subject of statin drugs. In my eyes, he is a true hero.
  • The Meatrix
    Learn more about factory farming and the problems it causes on this fun, interactive website.
  • The Sustainable Table
    You’ll find great resources here for switching to sustainable foods and getting involved in the sustainable food movement.
  • The Organic Consumers Union
    The Organic Consumers Association (OCA) is an online and grassroots non-profit 501(c)3 public interest organization campaigning for health, justice, and sustainability.
  • Food and Water Watch
    Food & Water Watch is dedicated to working on behalf of the public to assert and regain our rights to clean food and water.
  • Mercy for Animals video on factory chicken farms.
    Caution: it’s graphic and disturbing.
  • Center for Medical Consumers
    The Center for Medical Consumers is committed to broadening public awareness about the safety and quality problems that pervade America’s health care system.
  • Weight of the Evidence
    This blog by Regina Wilshire discusses the evidence for the efficacy of a lower-carb diet in providing optimal nutrition and controlling insulin and blood sugar response.
  • Myogenic Theory of Heart Disease
    This an alternative theory of heart-related mortality which proposes that the major cause and effect factor in a heart attack is a destructive chemical process; specifically, in times of stress, the heart tissue gets insufficient oxygen and nutrients which leads to destructive lactic acidosis in the tissue. This process is largely unrelated to coronary artery disease. Dr. Tom Cowan has written about this extensively.
  • The Cornucopia Institute This organization supports farmers who use the ecological principles and economic wisdom underlying sustainable and organic agriculture. Check out the chart of what companies own the “Organic” labeled products you see in the grocery store.
  • Spark of Reason Blog Some very well reasoned, informative and just fun to read blog posts on the Diet-Heart Hypothesis, Weston Price and related subjects.
  • Whole Health Source blog series on the evidence (or lack thereof) that saturated fat causes heart disease.
  • My Squidoo Lens on the Benefits of Elevated Cholesterol
  • Jimmy Moore has put together an A list of physicians who recommend a low carb way of eating.
  • The Institute for Responsible Technology Jeffrey Smith and his team are working to ban genetically modified foods from our food supply.
  • The companion Seeds of Deception website for the book Seeds of Deception by Jeffrey Smith.
  • The Pesticide Action Network. The Pesticide Action Network North America (PAN North America, or PANNA) works to replace the use of hazardous pesticides with ecologically sound and socially just alternatives.
  • SourceWatch: a collaborative project of the Center for Media and Democracy to produce a directory of the people, organizations, and issues shaping the public agenda. A primary purpose of SourceWatch is documenting the PR and propaganda activities of public relations firms and public relations professionals engaged in managing and manipulating public perception, opinion, and policy.
  • Institute of Science in Society: The Institute of Science in society is a not for profit organization dedicated to providing critical and accessible scientific information to the public and to promoting social accountability and ecological sustainability in science.
  • Sayer Ji’s GreenMedInfo website. An excellent compilation of topics in alternative health and medicine. He also has another more personal blog here.
  • The Nutrition and Metabolism Society The Nutrition and Metabolism Society is the premier source for cutting edge research on the efficacy of low carbohydrate diets in improving everyone’s health. I highly recommend that everyone support them by joining their organization.
  • The Healthy Skeptic Blog Chris Kresser researches and writes about lots of different topics here, and challenges the mainstream understanding of many health issues. Lots of good information here.
  • Dr K News – Dr. Datis Kharrazian’s website Dr. Kharrazian is an expert on thyroid function and has a great resource here. Also, check out his book Why Do I Still Have Thyroid Symptoms? When My Lab Tests Are Normal: A Revolutionary Breakthrough In Understanding Hashimoto’s Disease and Hypothyroidism.
  • Controlled Carb Nutrition is committed to providing accurate and concise information regarding the benefits and uses of a controlled carbohydrate lifestyle based on the Atkins Nutritional Approach.
  • Slow Burn Fitness Fred Hahn’s Slow Burn program is excellent for stabilizing blood sugar, reducing insulin resistance and losing weight.
  • US Wellness Meats sells quality grassland meat products, which they will deliver directly to your door. They also offer grass-fed poultry, pork and clean, nitrate-free specialty meats like franks, liverwurst, and braunschweiger.
  • Why Low Carb Diets Work: This is a great website from my friend Adam Kosloff. He explains why low carbohydrate diets work, and why they work better than low-calorie diets. Adam also has a blog called Caloriegate with some interesting information about why calorie counting is not all it’s cracked up to be.
  • Healing Our Children: This website has some good information on healthy pregnancy diet plans, safe birthing and home births, and parenting guides. The advice is based on the Weston A Price principles of traditional diets.
  • Healthy Cosmetics: Here’s an interesting and informative page on choosing healthy cosmetics from the website Healthy Life Toolkit.
  • Lexie’s Kitchen: If you struggle with food allergies, here’s a great site for healthy gluten-free, dairy-free and (mostly) egg-free recipes.
  • Importance of Sustainable Agriculture: This site was recommended by Ms. Rynder’s youth group at Elm Grove Area Community Services Center. There are some great links to sustainable farming here.

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