Welcome to our reading list. This is a curated list of our favorite books. The topics range wildly from scientific research to business, neuroscience, psychology, personal growth and inspiration, food and cooking.

May you be inspired, awaken and informed. If nothing else may these be options to pass your time in the sauna or the tub while you do The Candida Plan sweating.

Recommended Reading The Candida Plan: Missing Microbes

Missing Microbes: How the Overuse of Antibiotics Is Fueling Our Modern Plagues by Blaser, Martin J. (2014) Hardcover

This book does a great job of helping to explain the complexity and importance of the microbiome to humans and health. It does a good job of simplifying complex science into an easily understandable topic. It outlines the effects of antibiotics and how they are creating a host of problems for humans and the planet. Anyone who considers using antibiotics should read this book. Our rating: 10.

Healing Spices: How to Use 50 Everyday and Exotic Spices to Boost Health and Beat Disease

This is one of those books that you need to purchase and hand out to everyone you know. Written by a brilliant, unbiased cancer researcher, Bharat Aagarwal, it provides great background information behind each of the herbs contained in the book. We all need to learn to cook and prepare foods in such a way that every meal becomes a healing experience for the body. This book helps to make that possible. With this book, your spice cabinet becomes a medicine cabinet!  Our rating: 10.

The Wild Life of Our Bodies: Predators, Parasites, and Partners That Shape Who We Are Today

This book does a great job of providing a larger perspective on humans and their place in nature. It is an entertaining book that simplifies a complex subject and helps to connect the reader with a greater sense of the whole and how we are connected to it. Understanding the human body in this way creates a deeper appreciation of the ecosystem within us that we must care for or pay the consequences of allowing to go unattended. Our rating: 9.

Good Germs, Bad Germs: Health and Survival in a Bacterial World

This book does an excellent job of conveying the importance of the human microbiome and how we have been, and continue, to ignore the warnings signs. This is especially relevant nowadays in relationship to the effects of antibiotics on our health. It is a well-researched and well-written book with great emphasis on the threat of antibiotics. It can be a little technical, yet these are the type of technicalities we precisely need to know in order to become our best advocates. Understanding the inner workings of our well being gives us greater power and knowledge of the choices available to support our health and healing.  Our rating: 9.

Mind Sculpture: Unlocking Your Brain’s Untapped Potential

A fascinating journey into the inner workings of our brain written with tremendous clarity and ease by one of the world’s leading researchers in brain rehabilitation. Extremely entertaining while deeply educational it provides a view into the command center of our body of which so much is still unknown. You will look at the simple of movement of your hand with a renewed sense of awe by realizing it involves hundreds of neurons firing commands in milliseconds all coordinated in perfect synchronicity. The evidence provided by the author of the brain’s unique ability to adapt and recover is truly remarkable. A gift of hope and inspiration of what our bodies can do when given the right tools and resources.   Our rating: 10.