Recommended Reading for Patients

SHAPE practitioners have created a list of books they feel are beneficial to your education toward transforming health.  Just about every health topic is covered in one or many of the books chosen. We suggest you google each title and read the full description to determine if a particular book is of interest to you personally.

We hope you will enjoy learning more about your body, your health, your habits, your behavior and your life from these selections.

Certainly we know there are many more that could have been recommended but these are the books suggested by all the practitioners attending our 2013 practitioner symposium.

Should you come across another book you believe would benefit the masses, please tell your practitioner and they will share it with SHAPE Central.


 Adrenal Fatigue, James Wilson

Body by Science, Dr. Doug McGuff

Breaking the Food Seduction, Dr. Neal Barnard

Digital Invasion, Dr. Archibald Hart

Drugs that Don’t Work and Natural Therapies that Do, Dr. David Brownstein

Fat Chance, Dr. Robert Lustig

Food Rules, Michael Pollan

Future Shock (Over-Stimulation/Overload Breakdown), Alan Toffler

It Starts with Food, Dallas & Melissa Hartwig

Just Enough Light for the Step I’m On, Stormie Omartian

Living the Spiritual Principles of Health & Well Being, John Roger & Paul Kaye

Made to Crave, Lysa TeuKeurst

Parenting from the Inside Out, Dr. Daniel Siegel

Prescription for Healing, Mark Brazee

Reclaiming our Health, John Robbins

Salt Sugar Fat, How the Food Giants Hooked Us, Michael Moss

Salt Your Way to Health, Dr. David Brownstein

Stop Alzheimer’s Now, Bruce Fife

The Artist’s Way, Julia Cameron

The Biology of Belief, Bruce Lipton

The Blood Sugar Solution, Mark Hyman

The Crazy Makers: How the Food Industry is Destroying our Brains & Harming Our Children, Carol Simontacchi

The Diet Cure, Julia Ross

The Golden Present, Sri Swami Satchidananda

The Language of Letting Go, Melody Beattie

The Mood Cure, Julia Ross

The Omnivore’s Dilemma, Michael Pulan

The Power of Habit, Charles Durhigg

The Power of No, James & Claudia Altucher

The Sleep Doctor’s Diet Plan, Michael, Breus, PhD

The Stress Eating Cure, Dr’s. Rachel F. Heller & Richard F. Heller

The Virgin Diet, JJ Virgin

The Whole Soy Story, Kaayla T. Daniel, PhD, CNN

Thin Within, Judy Wardell

Thrilled to Death, Dr. Archibald Hart

Virus of the mind, Richard Brodie

Weight Loss Apocalypse, Robin Phipps Woodall

Weight Loss for People who Feel Too Much, Colette Baron-Reid

Wellness Matters: Holistic Life Coaches Weigh In on Wellness & Other Matters, Dez Stephens & Kristianna Zack-Simmons

What’s Your Poo Telling You?, Josh Richman

Wheat Belly, William Davis

Why do I Still have Thyroid Symptoms? Dr. Datis Kharrazian

Why We Get Fat, Gary Taubes

Women, Food and God, Geneen Roth

Younger Next Year, Dr. Harry Lodge & Chris Crowley



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