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| Modified on Oct 11, 2018

Love to read? Please tell us your top 10 books for mind, body and spirit!  This can be books about health, nutrition, spirituality, or a brilliant piece of fiction that changed your life.

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Posted by Bill (San Fernando, Philippines) on 07/23/2012

This book, written by Dr Burt Berkson, is a must read for people who have serious liver problems, diabetes, neuropathies and heart problems. ALA is a super antioxidant that is both soluble in water or in fats so it has valuable antioxidant action in both these mediums. For instance Vitamin C is only water soluble and can only act in an aqeous medium. Similarly BHT is an anti-oxidant that is only soluble in fats -- so it only has antioxidant action in lipid mediums. ALA can act in both aqueous and lipid mediums.

Apart from Dr Berkson's research and wide use of ALA, the book is well worth reading just for his insights and honesty in describing how hospitals in America are run today. Dr Berkson was a Phd researcher who became a doctor. His first hospital job as an intern, was looking after poisoned patients in the hospital. His very first patients were a couple who had liver poisoning because of poison mushroom ingestion. This couple were told by the specialist doctors at the hospital that they were going to die. However, the young Dr Berkson rang a research friend and asked if there was anything that could help the people in his charge. ALA was advised and his research friend sent him some ALA. Dr Berkson's poisoned patients were healed within two weeks using the ALA protocol and discharged. The special doctors were extremely upset and embarassed because the young Dr Berkson had made them look stupid and proved them all wrong in their prognosis. Dr Berkson was further ordered that, in future, he must follow the recommended hospital protocols and just give the recommended minerals and saline to poison his patients in future

Another batch of mushroom poisoned victims arrived at the hospital. Dr Berkson then used the leftover ALA that he had to cure all these patients too. Dr Berkson then left that hospital and set up his own practice.

The healing properties of ALA -- particularly for the liver -- are fully described in the book. But ALA has much wider benficial action for diabetics, lowering blood sugar, as a super-anti-oxidant, recovering the liver and heart, repairing nerve problems and removing and neutralizing poisons in the blood.

Definitely worth a read.

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Posted by Francisca (Zug, Switzerland) on 01/26/2012

I was full of praise for Dr. David Brownstein and his book on Iodine but guess what.... I decided to contact him through his site and the answer, through one of his assitants, was that I am not one of his patients so if I want to know what is the difference between iodine and kelp I should go to Belgium and see a doctor they have there! Nice..... So much for being helpful! He gives the idea in the book that he is a caring doctor but in the end maybe he is in it for the money, I don't know! Either you make an appointment, buy his products or else he doesn't care about you in the least! This was the second book by this doctor I bought but from now on I will look for other authors, sorry! I don't mind them making money, after all they work for it but leaving a simple question without an answer?

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Posted by Max (Chicago, Il) on 10/04/2011


Book "The Deceived Soul" is a masterpiece of the 21st century, written by the philosopher, nontraditional healer, writer and teacher Galina Dymkova. This book contains intrinsic life essential knowledge composed of unraveling the Secrets of Feelings that Galina obtained through her Conversations with God.
For the first time in history, mankind has finally begun to see how thoughts are built from feelings. This book provides real recipes that allow one to find the path to self-discovery from within. For those who seek to find themselves a new life - a life free of pain and full of inner freedom, wealth, health, peace and everlasting happiness - it is a true gift from God. The instructions on how energy-based fear can be dissolved and eradicated from the inner world of feelings forever have finally been unraveled! It is a complex journey that many will take and no one will regret. Through a real life story, Galina Dymkova shares her own intimate questions and answers in a captivating dialogue with the Higher Consciousness.
The foundation of using the knowledge about the secrets of feelings lays in the key principles of understanding the Law of Thought, the Law of the Psych and how a person's thoughts and feelings manifest according to their inner world. In combination with the understanding of these laws, people can obtain real transformational healing exercises through this book; these healing instructions are now used by many people and are accessible worldwide.
This vital knowledge about the secrets of feelings forms a path of understanding in ones consciousness, this complex yet captivating journey of learning to find reason many will take - and no one will regret. People take long and twisted paths in their spiritual lives and try various types of "mystical" paths to try to open a door to the astral world for example to find answers. Complex life questions that are unexplained continue to puzzle many historians, scientists, philosophers, doctors, healers, esoteric experts and even those who search for God in the bible for remnants of Divine knowledge. It is not a secret that for many years, people all over the world have needed healing, the pleasant and simple exercises in the book will help a person mentally, emotionally and physically restore their soul and dissolve energy based fear. A guide of deeply touching transformational understanding brings the ultimate truth to light; this truth and understanding connects the soul with the core of its origin. The inner freedom and transformation of the DNA of feelings is simply breathtaking. "The Deceived Soul" is not only the story of one human being - it is the story of the entire civilization. "

With Love and Light,

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Posted by Debbie (Melbourne, Australia ) on 08/25/2011

Francsca, and everyone else, I found this ebook yesterday... I have just started reading it. It is called "Mineral deficiency and illnesses!" by Dr. Hisatake Nojima, a Japanese Doctor. Everyone must read it. I have only just started it. I am going to print it out for myself to have.

He talks about how EVERY illness and disease is linked to a MINERAL DEFICIENCY and we could cure everything including cancer through minerals.

I think it also makes sense to find whole super foods because they have all the elements in them in the proper ratios. chlorella/spirulina.

Replied by Jay
(Toronto, Ont, Canada)

Debbie, thank you very much for posting this link. I think we both seem to be heading down the same path regarding Minerals.

I posted earlier a reference to a book by Marie-France Muller M. D. , N. D. , PH. D. ; called "Colloidal Minerals and Trace Elements --how to restore the body's natural vitality" and it too emphasized that we need almost all the minerals in nature in an ionic form for proper absorption and a colloidal suspension is the best delivery system for the human body.

The book makes particular reference to a natural source in the US which is sold that contains 84 minerals. Here is a quotr from the seller's website:

"Colloidal Mineral Formula Ingredients:

Known Essential Minerals: Calcium, Chloride, Cobalt, Chromium, Magnesium, Boron, Manganese, Molybdenum, Selenium, Iron, Copper, Phosphorus, Sulphur, Potassium, Iodine and Zinc, aluminium, antimony, barium, boron, beryllium, bismuth, bromine, cadmium, carbon, cerium, caesium, cobalt, dysprosium, erbium, europium, fluorine, gadolinium, gallium, germanium, gold, hafnium, holmium, hydrogen, iridium, lanthanum, lithium, lutetium, neodymium, nickel, niobium, osmium, oxygen, palladium, platinum, praseodymium, rhenium, rhodium, rubidium, ruthenium, samarium, scandium, silicon, silver, strontium, thallium, tellurium, terbium, thallium, thorium, tin, titanium, tungsten, vanadium, ytterbium, yttrium, zirconium

Minerals listed are typical and do vary from batch to batch. Viewa typical analysis here.

Other ingredients: Purified Water. This product is 100% all-natural, free from preservatives, corn, gluten, sugar and dairy products. No artificial colours or flavours."

Replied by Debbie
(Melbourne , Australia)

Hi Jay, yes I think we are both on the same track. I think foods that contact complete vitamins and minerals are much better than trying to fix one deficiency.

Wheatgrass juice is also great. It contains the most important vitamins and minerals our body needs. Ann Wigmore's book is wonderful. She also did experiments with wheatgrass juice in water and it totally displaced the flouride.

Vitamin supplements now have things added that are not good to take. They deplete the body of important minerals. I would rather take whole super foods than say a multivitamin.

It's all a learning experience. Thanks also for your posts. We are all learning together.

Replied by Francisca
(Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France)

Debbie and Jay, although I agree fully with you I think that the world we live in doesn't allow for eating the food we should be eating, wholesome, healthy foods! In most cases food is completely depleted of everything, even when we think that we are buying the best we can! What I think is that we have no way of knowing. We try to eat good food, go to the butcher instead of the supermarket, try to by organic food whenever we find it, pay more for everything but do we really ever know what we are buying? Not really so I think that although I hate paying high prices for supplements I believe we need them in order to make sure we are not missing essential vitamins and minerals! Maybe the countries you live in are better in this regards, Europe surely is not!

Take France's example.... They hardly seem to grow food here! Everything comes from elsewhere. All they plant here is what gives a lot of money. Here in Alsace is corn, corn everywhere. In the South West where we hope to live in a while is sun flowers as far as the eye reaches. Real food? Well, the import that and you know what is the problem with imported food, first you have no idea how it was grown, then it has to be refrigerated, carried around.... No way you will reap all the benefits, sad but true! And, this is a big fruit region but know what? They let it all fall on the ground because it is too expensive to pick and import it at horrid prices from somewhere else, sometimes very far away!

Replied by Francisca
(Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France)

Hi again Debbie, I will surely read the book you advise! I have added it to my long list of books to read.....

Replied by Carly
(Seattle, Wa - Usa)

I agree Francisca!

Words to live by. I have been taking Fulvic Acid (per a post by Ted on here a while back). It seems to fill in any gaps in my minerals.... As I do not eat as well as I would like to, or at least like to think I do. ha ha.

Minerals are SO important. It amazes me how much I have learned in the past few years, but also how much more there is to learn.

God bless EC and the WWW!

Carly :-)

Replied by Francisca
(Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France)

Hi Carly, I have heard of Fulvic Acid but I have no idea what it is. Is it some kind of multi-vitamin for the mineral class?

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Posted by Michelle (Fort Lauderdalel, Fl) on 10/04/2009


The Violet Light: The Power That Changes Everything BY PACO ALARCON


EC: Yes, we post a few book recommendations. Here is the book (published in 2004) on Amazon if anyone is interested.

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Posted by Saskia (Takoma Park, MD, USA) on 10/06/2008

I want to suggest the book "Grandfather" by Tom Brown, Jr.

It tells the life of an Apache shaman, his travels on foot throughout the Americas, and the different Shamans and lessons in life he learns along the way. This book changed my life, and the author also has other spiritual books, as well as teaches a school where he does offer healing courses.

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Posted by Laurie (Providence, RI) on 08/28/2008

Here are a few books that changed my life, and my health:

Fasting and Eating For Health by Dr. Fuhrman

The Mindbody Prescription by Dr. John Sarno

Adrenal Fatigue: The 21st Century Stress Syndrome by Dr. J. Wilson

The ADD Nutrition Solution, by Marcia Zimmerman

EC: Thanks, Laurie. New page started for people's top 10 recommended books for mind, body and spirit!

The Plant Paradox

Posted by Michael (New Zealand) on 10/11/2018

Hello There!

I hope you are feeling better?

I would be very interested to know if any ARTHRITIS sufferers out there have experienced any benefit from following the diet as outlined by Doctor Steven R. Gundry in his book entitled "The Plant Paradox - the hidden dangers in "Healthy" foods that cause disease and weight gain".

I came over all flushed, goose-pimpled and excited when I delved into it, as one of his central threads is that some plants have evolved certain strategies to fend off insect and animal attackers (including us) by making us feel poorly or suffer if we are "ill"-advised enough to consume them.

According to some experts, apparently plants evolved seventy million years before insect predators joined in the party and would have been safer to eat before they needed to arm themselves with chemicals that essentially have the ability (amongst other things ) to 'worm' their way through the gut wall in the small intestine and wreak merry havoc inside our blood stream.

You are a reflection of your gut's health it would now seem to be the generally accepted wisdom, although Hippocrates (an ancient Greek fellow) knew this to be true a while ago!! Three cheers for him!

In one of my previous postings I questioned the latest trend to consume all the parts of a fruit, or seeds, or stones. However, I will be a tad unhappy if I have to give up my brown rice in favour of white rice: there's the rub / conundrum. As my elderly Aunt would say "I am on the horns of a dilemma"!

So, more Grist to the Mill as it were! Sorry about that one - never mind eh?

Cheers from Down Under,