Back to Basics: Helpful books!

Helpful Books That Get You Back to Basics

Back to Basics: Helpful Books

Back to Basics: Helpful Books

As most of my readers know I love to pass on information that is helpful in learning to use our daily food to maintain and improve our health.

I don’t know about you, but we thought we ate healthfully way back in the beginning but there were foods we didn’t need. Then there have been some we just didn’t want anymore. Our bodies told us these changes were good.

We tend to buy the foods we think we want rather than what we know we need. If you can’t find a food, ask for it. If enough people ask, the store will look for someone who raises it. Or look at a farmers market. Someone will start raising it. Then be sure to buy it.

Now it seems like we are going back to eating more like we did when I was a child. That is, back to about the 1930s when finances were tight just as they are today. Do you suppose our bodies instinctively know we are tired from the lack of adequate nutrition?

There are two books I feel are truly back to basics. By basics is meant the way people have eaten forever except perhaps the past 60-70  years.  Before cookbooks were written they passed this important information down from one generation to the next generation.

Both books are well written.  They are

Nourishing Traditions Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon and Mary G Enig, PhD — Lots of good recipes prepared in the ways of old to make sure we have the nutrients we need from healthy well grown  traditional foods.  It also  has basic nutritional  information as well as hundreds of appropriate food related articles. I like the separate subject related index and  the recipe related index.
Deep Nutrition Deep Nutrition by Catherine Shanahan, MD and Luke Shanahan  —  Dr Cate tells us why our genes really do need the traditional foods if we are to be healthy  and have healthy families.  She makes what could be a very technical book into a very interesting, easy to read with  creatively described processes you can actually understand. You’ll love it.

Just a couple excellent books you might want for background. My Nourishing Traditions has been used so much in the past 8 years it is almost coverless and many of the pages are tattered.


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