Gift Guide: Books on Complementary & Alternative Wellness

The holidays are in full swing, and for many of us, that means hunting down those last minute gifts for dear friends and family. But what does one give the aspiring naturopathic doctor, herbalist, scholar or whole-foods nutritionist? The wintery months provide the perfect opportunity to cozy up with a hot tea and a good book. To make it easier for you, we have put together this complementary and alternative wellness gift guide to aid you in finding the perfect book for your health-minded friends and family.

Here are a few recommendations from our faculty, staff and students. Enjoy!

NCNM Gift Guide: Books on Complementary & Alternative Wellness

“Nature Cures: The History of Alternative Medicine in Americas” by James Whorton

“Kitchen Table Wisdom” by Rachel Naomi Remen

“Whole: Rethinking the Science of Nutrition” by Howard Jacobson and T. Colin Campbell

“Biomedicine and Alternative Healing Systems in America” by Hans Baer

“Origins of Naturopathic Medicine” by Sussanna Czeranko (NUNM Press)

“Nature Doctors: Pioneers in Naturopathic Medicine” by Friedhelm Kirchfeld (NUNM Press)

“The Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine” by Michael T Murray and Joseph Pizzorno

“Between Heaven and Earth: A Guide to Chinese Medicine” by Harriet Beinfield

“The Secret Teachings of Plants: The Intelligence of the Heart in the Direct Perception of Nature” by Stephen Harrod Buhner

“Salt, Sugar, Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us” by Michael Moss

“Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals” by Michael Pollan

“The End of Overeating: Taking Control of the Insatiable American Appetite” by David Kessler

“Grain Brain: The Surprising Truth about Wheat, Carbs, and Sugar–Your Brain’s Silent Killers” by David Perlmutter

“The Flavor Bible: The Essential Guide to Culinary Creativity, Based on the Wisdom of America’s Most Imaginative Chefs” by Karen Page

“Organic Manifesto: How Organic Farming Can Heal Our Planet, Feed the World, and Keep Us Safe” by Maria Rodale

“The Whole Life Nutrition Cookbook” by Tom Malterre and Alissa Segersten