Books

The Plant Based Solution: America’s Healthy Doc’s Plan to Power Your Health by Joel K. Kahn MD

Our understanding of the whole foods plant based (WFPB) diet is expanding at an ever increasing rate. It is difficult to always keep up with this progress. Dr. Joel Kahn’s “The Plant-Based Solution” is an incredible source book to bring you up to date and to the cutting edge of our knowledge. If there is… Read More

Vegetarian to Vegan by Sarah Taylor

This is the perfect book for anyone on a vegetarian diet who has not yet moved to a fully vegan diet (plant based). Sarah Taylor, the author, provides compelling arguments for making the transition.  She also provides a wealth of information on how to go about the transition. As a bonus, the book includes an… Read More

The Hidden Half of Nature: The Microbial Roots of Life and Health by David R. Montgomery and Anne Biklé

Do you realize that the processes that occur in your digestive system are very similar to those that occur in the soil? Both your digestive system and the soil in which plants grow handle the task of breaking down dead plant and animal life to recycle it for new growth, protection from disease, and energy…. Read More

The Pleasure Trap by Douglas J. Lisle Ph.D. and Alan Goldhamer D.C.

This book is a MUST READ! Of all the books that I have read and reviewed in our Viva*Sparkle quest for understanding and furthering health, nutrition and longevity, this book stands above and alone for its unifying of all of these areas. While other books are particularly effective in dealing with some aspects of those… Read More

Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease Cookbook by Ann Crile Esselstyn and Jane Esselstyn

This very special cookbook book contains over 125 delicious, life-changing whole food, plant-based recipes as well as valuable cooking information and more. To quote from the introduction: ‘This book is not just a collection of recipes — it is a collection of wisdom around a lifestyle of cooking, family and health‘. We are very fortunate… Read More

Wheatbelly by William David M.D.

This is quite a remarkable discussion of wheat in the modern diet. As a non-wheat eater I would probably have not read it so soon if not given a copy by a friend who said I needed to read it — she was right! Wheat Belly discusses

WHOLE: Rethinking the Science of Nutrition by T. Colin Campbell Ph.D. with Howard Jacobson Ph.D.

Perhaps the most important paragraph in Colin Campbell’s latest book, WHOLE, is the last paragraph: “It’s time for us to begin a real revolution – one that begins by challenging our individual beliefs and changing our diets, and ends with the transformation of our society as a whole.” This is Dr. Campbell’s clarion call to… Read More

TRANSCEND: Nine Steps to Living Well Forever by Ray Kurzweil and Terry Grossman M.D.

  Ray (a great visionary and believer the possibility of the singularity) and Terry (an outside-the-box medical practitioner who promotes practical homeopathic medicine) provide a nine step program to keep you alive long enough to possibly ‘live forever’. This is a great guide to let you take advantage of the rapid evolution in our medical… Read More

Ending Aging: The Rejuvenation Breakthroughs That Could Reverse Human Aging in Our Lifetime by Aubrey de Grey and Michael Rae

  An exciting book in which Aubrey and Michael structure the problem of ending aging into an cellular engineering task with seven major thrusts. The book creates an operational framework for seriously attacking the body degeneration over time with specific thrusts at the cellular level to arrest and reverse the malfunctioning of cells that leads… Read More

The Fantastic Voyage by Ray Kurzweil and Terry Grossman M.D.

  Ray and Terry outline how modern medical technology is opening up the possibilities of controlling our body structures so as to promote greatly expanded life spans.

The End of Medicine: How Silicon Valley (and Naked Mice) Will Reboot Your Doctor by Andy Kessler

In this book Andy reviews the science of nanotechnology as it relates to coming developments in treating problems in the chemistry of the body. Particularly fascinating are developments will give promise of very early detection of chemical malfunctions together with the ability to tune treatments that can be applied in very low dosages and specifically… Read More

Super Immunity by Joel Fuhrman M.D.

In Super Immunity, Dr. Fuhrman takes the argument for a vegan diet to its next level. Others, such as Campbell (see “The China Study”), Esslestyn (in his “How to Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease“), have made compelling arguments for the adoption of a vegan diet as a way to prevent and perhaps reverse the damages… Read More

Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease by Caldwell B. Esselstyn Jr. M.D.

Read about my personal experience with the Esselstyn diet. Seldom, if ever, have I read a more compelling argument. Dr. Esselstyn’s presentation of the rational for a plant based diet is clear, concise and demands action. I have heart disease. Specifically, I have coronary artery disease — the clogging of the arteries that supply blood… Read More

The China Study by T. Colin Campbell Ph.D. and Thomas M. Campbell II MD

This remarkable book is almost a biographical treatment of the research life of T. Colin Campbell, aided by his medically trained son who has traveled some of the path with him. The elder Campbell has worked throughout his life in the field of nutrition starting from his roots as a farm boy on a dairy… Read More