Book Suggestions

There are many titles in the nutrition and health world that Dr. Gonzalez's believed would be helpful or informative for his patients. Please note that this list does not constitute a recommendation of every item in any book, nor does it constitute a recommendation of medical treatment. Always check with your physician before beginning or modifying any treatment program.

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TOX-SICK: From Toxic to Not Sick

Suzanne Somers
ISBN: 978-0-385-34772-3
Available at Amazon

In this book, actress and best-selling author Suzanne Somers explains the profound influence of the increasingly toxic world in which we live, and the measures we all need to take to keep ourselves protected from environmental assault. The book includes a lengthy interview with Dr. Gonzalez, in which he discusses the origin of cancer, its relationship to toxicity in the gut and the influence of the intestines, intestinal flora, and liver on our overall health. In addition, Ms. Somers references the work of Dr. Gonzalez throughout the book.


The Enzyme Treatment of Cancer and Its Scientific Basis

John Beard D.Sc.
Foreword by Nicholas J. Gonzalez MD
ISBN: 978-0-9821965-2-6
Available at New Spring Press or at Amazon

Dr. John Beard's study of the mammalian placenta led him to the conclusion that in its early incarnation, this tissue behaves much as a cancerous tumor. He then proposed that pancreatic enzymes regulate placental development, and in turn represent the body’s main defense against cancer. In 1911, he published The Enzyme Treatment of Cancer to favorable reviews. Though in his lifetime the scientific community never embraced his ideas about cancer – he died in relative obscurity in 1924 – in recent years, evidence from molecular biology and stem cell research increasingly confirms many of Dr. Beard’s fundamental precepts. This historic work is now available again, in a carefully recreated reproduction with a foreword by Dr. Gonzalez.


Knockout: Interviews with doctors who are curing cancer and how to prevent getting it in the first place

Suzanne Somers
ISBN: 978-0-307-58746-6
Available at Amazon

In her groundbreaking book Knockout, actress and best-selling author Suzanne Somers – long a proponent of alternative approaches to cancer – movingly presents her own battles with the conventional medical system, and presents a number of alternative treatments, highlighting our own nutritional-enzyme regimen. The section on our work includes a lengthy interview with Dr. Gonzalez, as well as interviews with nine patients who have beaten poor prognosis or terminal cancer under our care.


False Hope: Bone Marrow Transplantation for Breast Cancer

Richard A. Rettig, Peter D. Jacobson, Cynthia M. Farquhar MD, Wade M. Aubry MD
ISBN: 978-0195187762
Available at Amazon

The title False Hope refers not to some “fringe” alternative therapy, but to one of the most highly promoted conventional oncology treatments of the 1990s, bone marrow transplantation, as used for women with metastatic or poor prognosis breast cancer. For more than a decade this highly toxic therapy was widely used for women with breast cancer despite the lack of evidence that the therapy worked at all, and though the treatment killed up to 25% of patients undergoing the procedure. In 1995, the Journal of Clinical Oncology published an influential article “proving” the therapy worked better than conventional chemotherapy. However, the article proved to be a total fraud, rushed into publication because it suited the wishful thinking of the oncology profession. This devastating account of bone marrow transplantation’s rise and fall from grace for women with breast cancer, written by two orthodox physicians, a lawyer, and a political scientist, should shatter anyone’s belief that traditional academic oncologists are all driven only by such noble concerns as scientific truth and patient safety.


Nutrition and Physical Degeneration

Weston A. Price DDS
ISBN: 978-0916764203
Available through the Price-Pottenger Nutrition Foundation or at Amazon.

This book is one of the classics in the nutritional literature. In the 1920s, Dr. Weston Price and his wife traveled to 14 different countries and some of the most remote areas in the world investigating the health of the local populations. When people followed traditional dietary practices, eating their indigenous foods, Dr. Price observed perfect dental arches, minimal tooth decay, high immunity to infectious disease such as tuberculosis and degenerative diseases such as cancer, and overall excellent health. When these people adopted more "modern" industrialized and processed foods such as white flour, white sugar, refined vegetable oils and canned goods, signs of degeneration quickly became quite evident. Dental caries, deformed jaw structures, crooked teeth, arthritis and a low immunity to tuberculosis became rampant amongst them. This book includes hundreds of photos that document the results of Dr. Price's years of traveling. Since few traditional cultures still exist today, this study could never be duplicated, and modern science is only slowly rediscovering the truths Dr. Price uncovered decades ago.


Symptoms Of Visceral Disease – A Study Of The Vegetative Nervous System In Its Relationship To Clinical Medicine

Francis Marion Pottenger MD
ISBN: 978-1444620948
Available through the Price-Pottenger Nutrition Foundation.

Written by Dr. Pottenger Sr., this comprehensive book on the autonomic nervous system went through multiple printings over a 25-year period, and served as the basis for Dr. Kelley's thesis of metabolic typing. This book is written for a scientific audience, but anyone willing to invest the effort will find Dr. Pottenger's writing rewarding.


Pottenger's Cats: A Study in Nutrition

Francis Marion Pottenger MD
ISBN: 978-0916764067
Available through the Price-Pottenger Nutrition Foundation or at Amazon.

Written by Dr. Pottenger Jr., this book reports on research studies comparing cats raised on a largely raw diet, and those raised on cooked food. Simply and convincingly, using photographs to back his claims, Dr. Pottenger shows that cats raised on raw food were extremely healthy, generation after generation, but those raised eating primarily cooked food developed a variety of behavioral abnormalities, physical problems such as arthritis, skeletal deformities, allergies, and eventually, sterility.


Enzyme Nutrition

Dr. Edward Howell
ISBN: 978-0895292216
Available at Amazon

During the 1930s and 1940s, Dr. Howell – often called the "father of food enzymes" – investigated the value of raw foods, particularly the enzymes available in raw foods. In his meticulous research, he showed that the enzymes in foods are as essential to our health as the other well-known classes of nutrients, such as the vitamins, minerals and trace elements. In his books, he explains that the processing of food, particularly its heating, destroys these valuable enzymes, and helps explain the epidemic of degenerative disease that began in the 20th century.


Food Enzymes for Health & Longevity

Dr. Edward Howell
ISBN: 978-0941524285
Available at Amazon

This book, first published in 1946, now in a revised and enlarged second edition, outlines the extensive research material to support Dr. Howell's claim that raw foods contain valuable enzymes necessary for optimal health. The book includes hundreds of references showing the value of enzymes and raw food.


Organic Manifesto: How Organic Farming Can Heal Our Planet, Feed the World, and Keep Us Safe

Maria Rodale
ISBN: 978-1605294858
Available at Amazon

Ms. Rodale, granddaughter of Rodale's founder and its current CEO, discusses the evolution of the current chemical-laden agriculture business and makes a persuasive argument for why organic methods offer the best hope of maintaining health, preserving the environment and feeding the planet. A must-read for anyone questioning the value of organic food or farming.


Rodale's Basic Natural Foods Cookbook

Charles Gerras, editor

This is one of the best general whole foods cookbooks, but is unfortunately out of print. Used copies are available through Amazon in paperback (ISBN 0671673386) or hardcover (ISBN 0878574697).


Nourishing Traditions

Sally Fallon
ISBN: 978-0967089737
Available at Amazon

A full-spectrum natural foods cookbook with a startling message – animal fats and cholesterol are vital factors in the human diet, necessary for normal growth, normal development, proper functioning of the brain and for overall optimal health. This volume includes priceless information on time-honored methods of preparing foods to maximize nutritional benefit, including sections on the proper way to prepare grains, the health benefits of bone broths, and the value of enzyme-rich lacto-fermented foods.


Real Food Fermentation: Preserving Whole Fresh Foods with Live Cultures in Your Home Kitchen

Alex Lewin
ISBN: 978-1592537846
Available at Amazon

A clear and practical book on how to preserve and enhance a variety of foods with fermentation.


The Laurel's Kitchen Bread Book: A Guide to Whole-Grain Breadmaking

Laurel Robertson et al
ISBN: 978-0812969672
Available at Amazon

This book provides techniques that help make whole-grain bread making easy, including instructions on the best way to use bread machines. Ms. Robertson shows that whole grain breads are not only more nutritious, but are also tastier than the refined grain products so popular today.


The Vegetarian Guide to Diet & Salad

N.W. Walker D.Sc.
ISBN: 978-0890190340
Available at Amazon

Written by one of the pioneers of the raw foods movement, this book provides salad and juice recipes and suggestions.


Eating in the Raw: A Beginner's Guide to Getting Slimmer, Feeling Healthier, and Looking Younger the Raw-Food Way

Carol Alt
ISBN: 978-1400052844
Available at Amazon

The Raw 50: 10 Amazing Breakfasts, Lunches, Dinners, Snacks, and Drinks for Your Raw Food Lifestyle

Carol Alt
ISBN: 978-0307351746
Available at Amazon

Easy Sexy Raw: 130 Raw Food Recipes, Tools, and Tips to Make You Feel Gorgeous and Satisfied

Carol Alt
ISBN: 978-0307888693
Available at Amazon

Dr. Gonzalez has now written lengthy forewords for model and actress Carol Alt’s three books, providing scientific explanations for the value of food enzymes and raw foods. In each of her books, Ms. Alt gives many practical suggestions for incorporating raw foods into the diet, and includes many easy and tasty recipes.


Your Body's Many Cries for Water

F. Batmanghelidj MD
ISBN: 978-0970245885
Available at Amazon

The author, a medical doctor, explains his belief that chronic dehydration is one of the root causes of many illnesses, from depression to arthritis.


How to Deal With Back Pain and Rheumatoid Joint Pain

F. Batmanghelidj MD
ISBN: 978-0962994203
Available at Amazon

In this book, the author elaborates his thesis that back pain and rheumatoid joint pain result from chronic dehydration. The book discusses the role of water as an essential component of cartilage in the joints, helping to hold the spinal column together. In addition, Dr. Batmanghelidj includes instructions for simple exercises, with easy-to-follow photographs, that we have found very useful for our patients with chronic and severe back pain.


The Whartons' Stretch Book

Jim and Phil Wharton
ISBN: 978-0812926231
Available at Amazon

This book describes Active-Isolated Stretching, a particular form of exercise that stretches and contracts muscle groups for brief periods of two seconds. These simple exercises provide a large payoff in terms of greater flexibility, reduced pain, and fewer injuries.


Pain Free

Pete Egoscue with Roger Gittines
ISBN: 978-0553379884
Available at Amazon

This book focuses on the biomechanics of painful joints and muscles, and how modern civilization has changed the way we move and use our bodies, narrowing our range of motion and our flexibility. It provides stretches and motion exercises to restore and maintain proper function in specific muscles and joints.


Clean House Clean Planet

Karen Logan
ISBN: 978-0671535957
Available at Amazon

A good review of the problems with commercial cleaners and household products, and suggestions for nontoxic and inexpensive alternatives, including directions for making your own cleaning materials.


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