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Some of the Recommended Book Readings by Dr. Al Sears, MD

A. Alternative Medicine

Making Waves by Roger Lewin
The biography of a medical maverick who is challenging scientific convention with his astounding approach to achieving and maintaining health Dr. Irving Dardik's radical notions about how all matter moves in interconnected waves has drawn deep skepticism from physicists, and his early attempts to put his theory into practice in the field of health care got him banned from practicing medicine in the 1990s. But now, after a decade's worth of rigorous research that seems to support Dardik's SuperWave theory, scientists at such esteemed institutions as MIT, Harvard, and Stanford Research International are signing on with Dardik's team to probe the possibilities. For example, Dardik's unique approach to physical exercise, based on his Principle, has achieved some remarkable successes in reversing symptoms of chronic disease.

Vibrational Medicine for the 21st Century by Richard Gerber, MD
In this ground-breaking self-help work, Dr. Gerber writes, "In the world of vibrational medicine, illness is thought to be caused not only by germs, chemical toxins and physical trauma but also by chronic dysfunctional emotional-energy patterns and unhealthy ways of relating to ourselves and other people. Rather than relying on drugs and scalpels to treat illnesses, the vibrational approach employs different forms of energy to bring about healing changes in the mind, body, and spirit of the sick."

B. Fitness Books
Enter the Kettlebell! by Pavel Tsatsouline
With Enter the Kettlebell! Pavel delivers a significant upgrade to his original landmark work, The Russian Kettlebell Challenge. Drawing on five years of developing and leading the world s first and premiere kettlebell instructor certification program, and after spending five years of additional research into what really works for dramatic results with the kettlebell we have Enter the Kettlebell!

Combat Conditioning by Matt Furey

Mastering JuJitsu by Renzo Gracie and John Danaher
In recent years, the grappling arts have proven to be the most effective form of combat in mixed martial arts (MMA) and no-holds-barred (NHB) competitions. Above all others, the Gracie brand of Brazilian jujitsu has become recognized as the preeminent fighting style in unarmed combat. Now Renzo Gracie-one of the most successful athletes in the world-renowned Gracie family-reveals the inner workings of the art.

Jonny Bowden's Shape Up! by Jonny Bowden, M.A, C.N.S.

The Millionaire Workout by Ryan Lee

Living Longer Stronger by Ellington Darden, Ph.D

Grow Young & Slim #1 Way to Fitness by Nick Delgado, PhD and Shawna Kendell, CHT

C. Anti-Aging Books
Brain Longevity by Dharma Singh Khalsa, MD with Cameron Stauth
With this breakthrough, four-part medical program, Dr. Khalsa promotes memory improvement and emotional zest.

Reversing Human Aging by Michael Fossel, Ph.D, MD
The telomere--the far end of a chromosome "arm" --has recently been found to be involved with aging. Fossel describes the pertinent investigations, then turns to picturing a world benefiting from telomere therapy, reversal of aging, and a considerable increase in human life span. He describes how the different body systems age and how telomere therapy would affect each. He points out that extended life must include having a healthy, well-maintained body and a broad, flexible mind to be worthwhile and that a major danger of extending life is the increasing risk of cancer, which must be overcome. Telomere therapy will not be able to take care of all problems: some diseases and accidents will still occur. But since it will have only good results, he maintains, the gains will be tremendous.

Immortality by Dr. Ben Bova

The Melatonin Miracle by Walter Pierpaoli, MD and William Regelson, MD

The discovery of our body's aging clock and melatonin's role as its regulator is a revolutionary medical breakthrough-- one that can give you the power to reverse the effects of aging and lead a longer, healthier life. Written by two key scientists at the forefront of this groundbreaking research. The Melatonin Miracle is the first book to reveal these remarkable findings to the public. Here the experts explain clearly and simply what you should know about the natural hormone that everybody has-- and everybody wants to know more about. Find out how melatonin works, and how to use it, and what to expect when you begin to reset your aging clock. Research suggests that melatonin can: guarantee a good night's sleep as a natural, nonaddictive sleeping agent; overcome jet lag; boost the immune system; increase resistance to cancer and other diseases; lower cholesterol; prolong sexual vitality; ease stress, and more. Melatonin is readily available as a supplement in heath food stores. Discover how easy it is to restore your youthful levels of melatonin--and not just look younger, but grow younger.

Live Longer Better by James W. Anderson, MD and Maury M. Breecher, M.P.H, Ph.D

The Baby Boomer Guide to Living Forever by Terry Grossman, MD

This book presents the thesis that radical extensions of human life span are only a few decades away. The problem is many baby boomers may not live long enough to avail themselves of these breakthrough technologies - but they will be close! This book offers a way to live a healthier life now, so that anyone can maximize his or her chances of being alive when this new wave of life extension and rejuvenation really begins to take hold.

Brain Power by Vernon H. Mark, MD and Jeffrey P. Mark, M.Sc.

D. Diet, Nutrition and Food Books

The Warrior Diet by Ori Hofmekler
Along with the many benefits of leisure-class living comes obesity and its attendant ailments. In The Warrior Diet, Ori Hofmekler looks not forward but backward for a solution-to the primal habits of early cultures such as nomads and hunter-gatherers, the Greeks, and the Romans. Based on survival science, this book proposes not ordinary dietary changes but rather a radical yet surprisingly simple lifestyle overhaul.

NeanderThin by Ray Audette with Troy Gilchrist
At the age of thirty-three, Ray Audette was diagnosed with diabetes. This was devastating as he'd already been suffering from rheumatoid arthritis for more than twelve years and walked with a cane. Tired of being sick all the time, and unhappy with what his doctors said couldn't be cured, he decided to school himself on these disorders. As a result of his research, he developed an interest in Paleolithic nutrition-a natural diet based on the science of what our Stone Age ancestors ate before the development of agrarian societies.

He then started on this diet, and although he expected positive results, he was astounded by the improvement he saw in just one week. His blood-sugar levels were normal, and within a month his arthritic pain was gone, his muscle tone had improved, and he'd lost twenty-five pounds.

His mission then became to share this information, so he developed NeanderThin, a simple plan for achieving a healthy weight, and most important, a healthy body.

Ultra Metabolism by Mark Hyman, MD

Why Grassfed is Best by Jo Robinson

Why Grassfed Is Best! is the first book to explain the multiple advantages of buying products from animals raised on pasture. New York Times bestselling author Jo Robinson explains why buying grassfed products benefits human nutrition, animal welfare, the environment, and small family farms. The book includes scientific references plus a state-by-state listing of suppliers of grassfed products.

The Untold Story of Milk by Ron Schmid, MD

The role of raw milk in the rise of civilization, the milk problem that led to compulsory pasteurization, the politics of the dairy industry. Revised and updated with the latest scientific studies documenting the safety and health benefits of raw milk.Raw milk is a movement whose time has come. This book will serve as a catalyst for that movement, providing consumers with the facts and inspiration they need to embrace Nature's perfect food.

Eat Drink & Be Healthy by Walter C. Willett, MD

In Eat, Drink, and Be Healthy, Dr. Walter Willett explains why the USDA guidelines -- the famous food pyramid -- are not only wrong but also dangerous. Debunking current dietary myths such as the evils of eggs and how high milk consumption does a body good, Dr. Willett sets an all-new nutritional standard.

Fat Land by Greg Critser
In this astonishing expose, journalist Greg Critser looks beyond the sensational headlines to reveal why nearly 60 percent of Americans are now overweight. Critser's sharp-eyed reportage and sharp-tongued analysis make for a disarmingly funny and truly alarming book. Critser investigates the many factors of American life -- from supersize to Super Mario, from high-fructose corn syrup to the high cost of physical education in schools -- that have converged and conspired to make us some of the fattest people on the planet. He also explains why pediatricians are treating conditions rarely before noticed in children, why Type 2 diabetes is on the rise, and how agribusiness has unwittingly altered the American diet.

Mad Cowboy by Howard F. Lyman with Glen Merzer

Howard Lyman's testimony on The Oprah Winfrey Show revealed the deadly impact of the livestock industry on our well-being. It not only led to Oprah's declaration that she'd never eat a burger again, it sent shock waves through a concerned and vulnerable public.

A fourth-generation Montana rancher, Lyman investigated the use of chemicals in agriculture after developing a spinal tumor that nearly paralyzed him. Now a vegetarian, he blasts through the propaganda of beef and dairy interests -- and the government agencies that protect them -- to expose an animal-based diet as the primary cause of cancer, heart disease, and obesity in this country. He warns that the livestock industry is repeating the mistakes that led to Mad Cow disease in England while simultaneously causing serious damage to the environment.

Persuasive, straightforward, and full of the down-home good humor and optimism of a son of the soil, Mad Cowboy is both an inspirational story of personal transformation and a convincing call to action for a plant-based diet -- for the good of the planet and the health of us all.

Traditional Foods are the Best Medicines by Ronald F. Schmid, MD
This book traces the cause of many chronic health problems to our modern diet and shows how a return to traditional foods can improve one's well-being.

Modern medicine now recognizes that the present-day Western diet is responsible for many of today's chronic illnesses. Nutritionists and anthropologists have noted the decline in health that accompanies indigenous peoples' transition from traditional to modern diets. In Traditional Foods Are Your Best Medicine, Ron Schmid explains how a return to a traditional diet can help you reduce your risk of heart attack by 50 percent; fight allergies, chronic fatigue, arthritis, skin problems, and headaches; recover from colds and flu in a day or two; and increase your life-expectancy. Chapters focusing on the major food groups, common diets, and health goals enable you to tailor a diet to your special needs.

Health Secrets of the Stone Age by Philip J. Goscienski, MD
Health Secrets of the Stone Age draws on ancient body wisdom and recent medical research to explain why we get diseases that were rare until early in the last century, why dieting is genetically determined not to work and why the youngest generation is facing a decline in life expectancy.

Living the Low Carb Life by Jonny Bowden, M.A, C.N.S.

The first and only book that combines history, science, tips, facts and resources in a concise yet comprehensive review of all the low-carb programs, so that dieters can choose the right one.

Protein Power by Richard R. Eades, MD and Mary Dan Eades, MD

Join the thousands who have experienced dramatic weight loss, lowered cholesterol, and improvement or reversal of the damages of heart disease, adult-onset diabetes, and other major diseases by following this medically proven program.

Meat Eating & Human Evolution by Craig B. Stanford and Henry T. Burns
When, why, and how early humans began to eat meat are three of the most fundamental unresolved questions in the study of human origins. Before 2.5 million years ago the presence and importance of meat in the hominid diet is unknown. After stone tools appear in the fossil record it seems clear that meat was eaten in increasing quantities, but whether it was obtained through hunting or scavenging remains a topic of intense debate. This book takes a novel and strongly interdisciplinary approach to the role of meat in the early hominid diet, inviting well-known researchers who study the human fossil record, modern hunter-gatherers, and nonhuman primates to contribute chapters to a volume that integrates these three perspectives. Stanford's research has been on the ecology of hunting by wild chimpanzees. Bunn is an archaeologist who has worked on both the fossil record and modern foraging people. This will be a reconsideration of the role of hunting, scavenging, and the uses of meat in light of recent data and modern evolutionary theory. There is currently no other book, nor has there ever been, that occupies the niche this book will create for itself.

The Omnivores Dilemma by Michael Pollan
A national bestseller that has changed the way readers view the ecology of eating, this revolutionary book by award winner Michael Pollan asks the seemingly simple question: What should we have for dinner? Tracing from source to table each of the food chains that sustain us- whether industrial or organic, alternative or processed-he develops a portrait of the American way of eating. The result is a sweeping, surprising exploration of the hungers that have shaped our evolution, and of the profound implications our food choices have for the health of our species and the future of our planet.

In Defense of Food by Michael Pollan
Michael Pollan's lastbook, The Omnivore's Dilemma, launched a national conversation about the American way of eating; now In Defense of Food shows us how to change it, one meal at a time. Pollan proposes a new answer to the question of what we should eat that comes down to seven simple but liberating words: Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants. Pollan's bracing and eloquent manifesto shows us how we can start making thoughtful food choices that will enrich our lives, enlarge our sense of what it means to be healthy, and bring pleasure back to eating.

The Perfect 10 Diet by Michael Aziz, M.D.
Frustrated by low-fat, low-carb diets that leave you feeling hungry without losing any weight?

Nobody has taught you how to balance your hormones. And other diets don't work because they wreak havoc on your hormones.

The Perfect 10 Diet is the breakthrough diet that doesn't rely on trying to trick your body.

This is real world weight loss that balances your body's natural hormones to do the work for you. That means:

-You'll eat real food.
-It will be easy to do.
-You won't go hungry.
-And you'll lose weight-fast!

Dr. Michael Aziz spent years frustrated watching patients-and himself-fail to lose weight or feel better by following the "accepted" low-fat advice and low-carb trend. After years of research, he discovered the most significant breakthrough in decades of dieting advice.

The Perfect 10 Diet creates the perfect balance between the 10 key hormones that control health and weight. Now you can finally:

-Melt away the pounds without going hungry
-Revitalize your health
-Reverse the aging process and look younger at any age

Dr. Aziz will show you the right balance- 40 percent carbs, 40 percent fat, and 20 percent protein-plus over seventy heart-healthy and delicious recipes for foods you crave, like Pistachio Dark Chocolate. The ultimate key to good health is a diet that can be maintained in the real world. The Perfect 10 Diet will teach you how to eat the delicious foods you want-and lose the weight! Health and Wellness Books

E. Health & Wellness Books

Thyroid Power: 10 Steps to Total Health by Richard L. Shames, MD and Karilee Halo Shames, RN, Ph.D
Fatigue; weight gain; depression; arthritis; high cholestrol; low sex drive; skin, digestive, and female problems; abnormal blood pressure -- all may be symptoms of low thyroid, one of the most misdiagnosed disorders in America.

Thyroid Power can help you determine whether you're one of the millions who suffer from low thyroid. It discusses food, vitamins, and natural remedies that support thyroid health;explains how to avoid environmental and emotional triggers; and offers tips from thyroid support groups. By following this clear 10-step program and working with your health practitioner, you can channel the incredible power of your thyroid into greater health and well-being.

Lower Your Blood Pressure in Eight Weeks by Stephen Sinatra, MD and Jan Sinatra, M.S.N.
The numbers speak for themselves. More than 50 million Americans suffer from high blood pressure-and yet despite the billions we spend on medication, the death rate from high blood pressure has risen 36 percent in the past decade. Clearly, the time has come for a radical new treatment plan. And that's exactly what Dr. Stephen T. Sinatra delivers in this invaluable new book.

The Cholesterol Myths by Uffe Ravnskov, MD, Ph.D
A highly qualified doctor and scientist analyzes the studies used to justify the cholesterol hypothesis and demonstrates that the idea that animal fats and cholesterol cause heart disease is based on flimsy, even fraudulent evidence and wishful thinking. Includes a discussion on the dangers of vegetable oils and cholesterol-lowering drugs.

Take Control of Your Health by Dr. Joseph Mercola

Cracking the Metabolic Code by James LaValle, R.Ph., C.C.N., N.D. with Stacy Lundin Yale, R.N.
Doctors traditionally prescribe a pill for every ill. But for most people, these single solutions don't work. The truth is, most chronic health problems, including stubborn weight gain, unbeatable fatigue, intestinal distress, high blood pressure, creeping cholesterol, and high blood sugar, are not found in simply one organ, but in several parts of the body (often times in twos and threes). This is the result of years of slow, subtle challenges to your metabolism, which is as unique as you are. Your lifestyle habits, stess level, prescription drug use, and relationships, as well as the genes you inherit and the environment in which you live-in effect, the sum total of your life expierence up to this day-determine your personal metabolism and, in turn, your current state of health.

Using a step-by-step, easy-to-implement system of diet, lifestyle strategies, and state-of-the-art nutrients and supplements, Dr. James LaValle will help you create an indiviudalized program for reclaiming your metabolism and health.

Dentistry without Mercury by Sam Ziff and Michael F. Ziff, DDS

Building Wellness with DMG by Roger V. Kendall, Ph.D

Encyclopedia of Nutritional Supplements by Michael T. Murray, ND
In his new book, Encyclopedia of Nutritional Supplements, naturopathic physician Michael T. Murray guides readers through the often complex, conflicting information regarding nutritional supplements. Each chapter profiles major vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids, nutrients, and glandular extracts.

Real Age by Michael Roizen, MD

The Biggest Medical Lie of The Last 50 Years by William Campbell Douglass II, MD

Spontaneous Healing by Andrew Weil, MD
The body can heal itself. Spontaneous healing is not a miracle but a fact of biology--the result of the natural healing system that each one of us is born with. Drawing on fascinating case histories as well as medical techniques from around the world, Dr. Andrew Weil shows how spontaneous healing has worked to resolve life-threatening diseases, severe trauma, and chronic pain.

Your Best Medicine by Mark A. Goldstein, MD and Myrna Chandler Goldstein, MA Larry P.Credit, OMD

The Pleasure Prescription by Paul Pearsall, Ph.D
Current wisdom dictates that anything that tastes, smells, or feels good can't be good for us. But pleasure is the way to health, not a temptation away from it. In The Pleasure Prescription, Pearsall gives the antidote for "delight dyslexia," his name for misreading of intensity for joy, accomplishment for worth, busyness for connection, and excitement for love.

F. Hormonal Health Books

The Testosterone Solution by Aubrey Hill, MD
Younger men take their good health and virility for granted. As time goes on, though, we don't always feel as strong, as sharp, as confident as we used to. Our sexual prowess - even our interest in sex - declines. It doesn't have to be that way.

In this groundbreaking book, Dr. Aubrey Hill explains how men can recapture their youthful vigor through testosterone replacement therapy.

The Virility Factor by Robert Bahr

Super "T" by Karlis Ullis, MD
Testosterone is "the super hormone"; no other natural substance comes close to its power to energize, rejuvenate, and sexually arouse both men and women. Under new federal regulations, consumers have access to a whole new group of supplements that boost the body's natural testosterone levels. Available without a prescription, these "T boosters," including androstenedione, promise to revolutionize health, fitness, and weight management regimens for men and women. In many instances, they offer an economical and viable alternative to Viagra.

In Super "T," Dr. Karlis Ullis shows you how to create a personalized program of over-the-counter T boosters based on your age, gender, and specific needs, with essential information on the different supplements that can be found in vitamin and health food stores. He explains how to use these potent substances safely, effectively, and responsibly, with appropriate doses and schedules, with careful attention to the questions and concerns you may have. With detailed information on supplement combinations and nutritional support, and a list of supplement suppliers, Super "T" is an indispensable reference for those who want to perform at the top of their form.

The Testosterone Syndrome by Eugen Shippen, MD and William Fryer
Testosterone therapy can improve the overall health and feeling of well-being of aging men, improving sex drive, mental functions, and energy levels and reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease.

National Hormone Replacement by Jonathon W. Wright, MD and Jon Morgenthaler

Hormone Deception by D. Lindsey Berkson
Undetected intruders are lurking in your homes, creating havoc with our bodies' hormones and affecting our health, intelligence, fertility, and behavior. These "intruders" are hormone disruptors--chemicals from common foods and household items that masquerade as hormones--that can throw off the balance of our delicate signaling system. In Hormone Deception, Lindsey Berkson clearly explains where hormone disruptors come from and how they affect adults, children, and the unborn child. She also gives easy, practical tips for protecting home and family, such as vacuuming frequently and using water filters. She discusses the effects of common synthetic hormones such as birth control pills, hormone replacement therapy, and fertility drugs.
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