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  • Christian, Eugene
    Uncooked Foods and How to Use Them (1924)

    This book is not underpinned with the most up to date knowledge of human digestion, still, getting interesting raw food recipes is always valuable.

  • Clark, John
    Hunza: Lost Kingdom of the Himalayas (1956)

    Clark creates a one-person Peace Corps unit in Hunzaland. Clark is a geologist by profession. The book is filled with detailed observations that prove as revealing of the mid-20th century American mentality as they are of Hunza.

  • Clayton, Paul and Judith Rowbotham
    How the Mid-Victorians Worked, Ate and Died (2009)

    Analysis of the mid-Victorian period in the U.K. reveals that life expectancy at age 5 was as good or better than exists today, and the incidence of degenerative disease was 10% of ours. This was due to their high intake of fruits, whole grains, oily fish and vegetables. They consumed levels of micro- and phytonutrients at approximately ten times the levels considered normal today.

  • Cleave, T.L.
    The Saccharine Disease (1974)

    Long title: The Saccharine Disease: Conditions Caused by Taking of Refined Carbohydrates as Sugar and White Flour.

  • Cleave, T.L.
    Krank durch Zucker und Mehl (1983)

    Deutsche Übersetzung: Die beste Beschreibung dieses überzeugenden Buchs ergibt sich aus dem Untertitel: Die Saccharidose und ihre Erscheinungsform: Diabetes, Herzinfarkt, Fettsucht, Krampfadern, Thrombose, Magen- und Zwölffingerdarmgeschwür, Karies und Paradontose u.a.

  • Clendening, Logan, M.D.
    The Balanced Diet (1936)

    Dr. Clendening was a popular write in the 1920s and 30s. This book reflects "the newer knowledge of nutrition."

  • Cornaro, L.
    Discourses on the Sober Life (ca 1550)

    Long title: “How to Live 100 Years, or Discourses on the Sober Life Being the Personal Narrative of Luigi Cornaro” This document is often mentioned in late 19th Century and early 20th Century hygienic literature.

  • Crichton, Michael
    Travels, Shangri-La (1988)

    A collection of short essays ranging over many subjects; offered here is one chapter describing a journey Crichton made to Hunza in the early 1980s. Crichton found Hunza very much degraded and disillusioning.

  • Davies, David
    De honderdjarigen van de Andes (1975)

    In het dorp Vilcabamba in het zuiden van Ecuador leven een hoog aantal zeer oude mensen. Davies (en ook anderen die overeenkomstige boeken schreven) ging daar heen en schreef in dit boek zijn observaties en overdenkingen op waarom deze mensen daar een heel stuk ouder worden dan andere mensen in de wereld.

  • Davies, David
    The Centenarians of the Andes (1975)

    The southern Ecuadorian village of Vilcabamba contained a disproportionate number of very old people. Davies records his observations and speculations as to why people there lived a lot longer.

  • De Vries, Arnold
    Primitive Man and His Food (1952)

    Tracks down all the threads, re-asks all the questions, re-examines all existing literature (as of 1952) about why some places and peoples had superior health. An excellent job!

  • De Vries, Arnold
    Health From Soil (1958)

    A well written review of all previous knowledge ranging from Albert Howard to Price to Albrecht, Borsodi, etc. The numerous typographical errors in the original amateurish printing have not been fixed. Thanks to Peter Schwarz of N.S.W. for the lend of this book.

  • De Vries, Arnold
    De primitieve mens en zijn voedsel (1952)

    Een uitstekend boekwerk dat de litteratuur tot enkele eeuwen terug her-onderzoekt (in zoverre die beschikbaar was tot in 1952), over waarom bepaalde gebieden en volkeren een bovenbeste gezondheid hebben.

  • De Vries, Arnold
    Dangers In Modern Foods (1958)

    A small, 68 page book that considers the liabilities of using industrial "foodstuffs."

  • De Vries, Arnold
    The Elixir of Life (1952, 1958)

    A scienfitic analysis of the effects of raw food in modern nutrition—giving practical and much-needed information for those who wish to retain or regain their health and youthful vitality.

  • De Vries, Arnold
    Nude Culture (1946)

    This early work discusses the virtues, ethics and morality of social nudism. Although the topic is not quite in alignment with the Soil And Health Library’s focii, it is early De Vries and this book’s inclusion helps form a more thorough understanding of De Vries.

  • Fallon, Sally
    Enig, Mary
    Nourishing Traditions (2001)

    In de reeks van de werken van Weston A. Price, roept Nourishing Traditions veganisten en vegetariers op om een bepaalde mate van dierlijk voedsel – zoals ook goede biologische melk en eieren – te beschouwen als essentieel voor het menselijke leven. We kunnen dit niet kunstmatig vervangen, maar moeten ook streven naar biologisch voedsel van goede vruchtbare mineraalrijke bodem, en dit op de juiste manier bereiden. Men kan uit dit boek leren om betere voedselkeuzes te maken.

    Human Vitamin and Mineral Requirements: FAO/WHO expert consultation on human vitamin and mineral requirements (2001)

    The Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations organized an Expert Group Consultation in Bangkok in September 1998. This report is the official statement of how much and what kind of vitamin nutrition is required for health.

  • Fletcher, Horrace
    Fletcherism: What it is, or How I Became Young at Sixty (1960)

    A reproduction of the original version published around 100 years ago. Fletcher asserted that good digestion is all about completely chewing the food. Full of good dietary advice.

  • Ford, Robert
    Stale Food vs. Fresh Food: The Cause and Cure of Choked Arteries and Related Problems (1969)

    As the title suggests.

  • Ford, Robert
    Bloedvatenreiniging Door Vers Voedsel. De Oorzaak en Genezingvan Verstopte Aders en Bloedvaten en Aanverwantte Problemen (1969)

    Dit boekje is erg beroemd in sommige kringen, en toen het uitkwam werd de distributie er van gestopt door de U.S. Postal Service als gevolg van klachten van de medische professie Als reden werd opgegeven dat er foutieve beweringen in stonden.

  • Graham, Sylvester
    Treatise on Bread, and Bread-Making (1837)

    A classic by the creator of Graham bread and other early American health foods.

  • Herd, Dr. George W.
    Man Versus Toothache (1952)

    Dr. Herd, a dentist, discovered towns in west Texas where there were no dental problems and discovered why, even though most of those with the best teeth hardly ever considered using a toothbrush.

  • Hilton, James
    Lost Horizon (1934)

    About a legendary hidden paradise called Shangri-La, based in part on the Hunza. It is also a darn good tale exploring the human potential for spiritual development. This is the book that the movie, "Lost Horizon" was based on.

  • Hoffer, Dr. Abram and Dr. Morton Walker
    Smart Nutrients: A Guide to Nutrients That Can Prevent and Reverse Senility (1994)

    Abram Hoffer developed the orthomolecular approach to the treatment of schizophrenia and other diseases. The approach includes megavitamin therapy and nutritional interventions. Hoffer discovered that high dose niacin treats high cholesterol.

  • Howard, Albert AND McCarrsion, Sir Robert and Picton, Lionel
    Cheshire Medical Testament (1939)

    In 1939 a group of medical doctors in Cheshire, England called a public meeting where they condemned modern medicine as a failure and pointed to nutrition as the only true source of public health. Sir Albert Howard and Robert McCarrsion also spoke.

  • Howell, Dr. Edward
    Enzyme Nutrition: The Food Enzyme Concept (1985)

    Dr. Howell’s book is one of the most important ever written about what constitutes proper human nutrition.

  • Kalokerinos, Archie
    Every Second Child (1974)

    Kalokerinos was a general practitioner (MD) at a remote Australian public hospital/clinic where many of the patients were aboriginal children with life-threatening and often life-ending diseases that “white” children rarely got. This situation was greatly improved by the administration of modest amounts of vitamin C.

  • Leaf, Alexander, M.D.
    Every Day Is a Gift When You Are Over 100 (1973)

    Chronicles Dr. Leaf’s tour of three remote regions known for their remarkably old people: Abkhazia (USSR), Hunza and Vilcabamba (Ecuador). Many photographs.

  • Lee, Royal
    A collection of Lee’s articles, mostly from Lets Live Magazine (1958)

    Scanned and put online by the Selene River Press and also offered here with their collaboration.

  • Lief, Stanley
    How To Eat For Health: Diet Reform Simplified (1953)

    Overcoming a habitual SAD diet (Standard Australian/American Diet) can be a decades-long struggle. One effective method is by adopting a “transitional diet.” That is what Lief is offering in this book.

  • Lorimer, E.O.
    Language Hunting In The Karakoram (1939)

    Mrs. E.O. Lorimer and her husband, David, both linguists, journeyed to Hunza in the late 1930s, spending a year in residence there. Mrs. Lorimer learned about everything from cropping cycles to childrearing, food customs and dietaries, handling social malfactors (few) and having parties and dances. The rigors of their trek into Hunza and the Lorimer’s difficulties obtaining any additional supplies well-illustrates the isolation of these people.

  • Maimon, Moses ben (Maimonides)
    The Preservation of Youth: Essays on Health (Ca. 12th Century)

    Twelfth Century medical classic. This brief book is filled with wisdom.

  • McCarrison, Sir Robert, M.D
    Studies in Deficiency Disease (1945)

    McCarrison details animal studies he conducted in India. Using pigeons and monkeys he created disease conditions by restriction of vitamin intake and drew analogies to human ailments. The book also offers frank and simple recommendations for human dietary improvement and the elimination of many diseases thereby.

  • McKeown, Thomas
    The Modern Rise of Population (1976)

    World population reached 1 billion in 1830, 2 billion a century later, and today exceeds 7 billion. AMA propaganda suggests modern medicine is the cause. McKeown says: “The fall in mortality was not influenced substantially by immunization or therapy before 1935.” The increase depended upon better sanitation and an increased and improved food supply.

  • Mons, Barbara
    The High Road To Hunza (1958)

    Barbara Mons wrote entertainingly about her overland driving trip into Northern Pakistan and about her final destination—Hunza

  • Obomsawin, Raymond, Ph.D
    Traditional Medicine For Canada’s First Peoples (2007)

    Information and additional thoughts not included in the book Historical and Scientific Perspectives On The Health Of Canada’s First Peoples.

  • Obomsawin, Raymond, Ph.D
    Historical and Scientific Perspectives On The Health Of Canada’s First Peoples (2007)

    The author’s book about vaccination is found in the Alternative Medicine collection. Contains many interesting photographs and other illustrations.

  • Pearse, Innes and Lucy Crocker
    The Peckham Experiment: a study of the living structure of society (1985)

    Innes Pierce inspired, set up and ran Peckham Centre during the 30s in London. It closed during WWII; reopened for a few years after the war. Then the Labour Government’s hostility forced its permanent closure. Peckham Centre helped create and sustain (at very low cost) a positive social culture for urban dwellers that made enormous improvements in their happiness and physical well being.

  • Pearse, Innes H.
    The Quality Of Life: The Peckham Approach To Human Ethology (1979)

    The author created an extraordinarily successful community health centre in working-class London where the focus was on nutrition and raising healthy happy children. For example, a supply of raw, unpasteurized milk and organically grown vegetables was organized.

  • Picton, Lionel James, O.B.E
    Thoughts On Feeding (1946)

    A study of proper and improper human nutrition and of the various forms of disease consequent from mal-nutrition. Considers wheat bread and of the diseases caused by denaturing it to make white flour.

  • Price, Weston A., D.D.S
    Nutrition and Physical Degeneration (1939)

    In the 1930s Dr. Price documented highly isolated communities that enjoyed extraordinary health, long life and virtual immunity to dental disease. Price visited remote parts of Scotland, Switzerland, Canada, Alaska, Peru, Africa, Down Under, etc. All of these communities were so isolated that they did not have access to industrial foods. Many interesting photos.

  • Quigley, D.T., M.D
    The National Malnutrition (1943)

    Dr. Quigley offers a complete, nutritionally-caused system of healing and explanation of disease causation. A very simple, yet powerful and still valid statement. The book is also a powerful and scathing condemnation of the industrial interests that produced the kind of devitalized, denatured, demineralized, devitaminized and dismaying quasi-food that causes even more sickness and suffering in the current decade.

  • Rodale, J.I.
    The Healthy Hunza (1949)

    J.I. gathered, recounted and evaluated all available data for this research project.

  • Schweikert, Reinhold
    Nahrung und Leben 1 und 2 (1997, 1999, 2001)

    Dieses Buch ist ein Kompletter Leitfaden in 100% natürliche Ernährung & naturnahes Leben, basierend auf einem natürlichen farming-system.

  • Schweikert, Reinhold
    Voeding und Leven (Originele titel: Nahrung und Leben 1 und 2) (1997, 1999, 2001)

    Dit boek wordt vrij aangeboden door Reinhold Schweikert is een erg natuurlijke methode om te leven en te eten die geheel of gedeeltelijk overal kan worden toegepast.

  • Shaw, G.B
    Back to Methuselah (1921)

    A typically wordy G.B.S. play that considers the extremely positive social consequences of increased human lifespan. Shaw once commented that about the time he reached his 90th birthday he was just getting out of his adolescence.

  • Sommer, Walter
    Das Urgesetz der natürlichen Ernährung (1958)

    Walter Sommer (1887 – 1985) war in der Kindheit durch Impfschäden sehr krank (Gehirnfieber) und litt in der Folge regelmäßig an Blutarmut. Er war der radikalste Reformer unter den Vegetariern und entwickelte schon ein Vegan-System, als kaum einer davon…

  • Stefansson, Vilhjalmur
    Adventures in Diet (November, December 1935, and January 1936)

    This often-mentioned study reported on the maintenance of health on a dietary of all flesh (and fish). Stefansson first lived with Eskimo and ate as they did, after which he organised a lengthy study in New York City where he and a volunteer were fed exclusively on meat and closely monitored by medical doctors.

  • Taylor, Renee
    De Hunzas: Hetvolk dat geen ziekte kent (1980)

    De geheimen van Hunzaland, een 2000 jaar oude paradijstuin in het Himalayagebergte in noord Kasjmir, waar een "verloren volk" het antwoord heeft gevonden op een aantal vragen over voeding, bodem, geestelijke instelling, waardoor er tot op hoge leeftijd praktische geen degeneratieziektes voorkomen en men nog sport en zwaar lichamelijk werk kan verrichten.

  • Tobe, John H
    Hunza: Adventures in a Land of Paradise (1960)

    Seedsman and gardener John Tobe journeyed to Hunzaland, stayed the summer and wrote this wordy, lengthy and detailed account. Like the reports of most such visitors, Tobe’s account is as revealing of himself as it is of the conditions in Hunza.

  • Trop, Jack Dunn
    A Gift Of Love: The Hopewood Story (1971)

    L.O. Bailey and Florence Madge lovingly undertook the raising and hygienic care of Australian orphans. The proven fact that the Hopewood children had outstanding health is still ignored. This book should be required reading by every man, woman and child in our society, particularly those contemplating parenthood.

  • Vonderplanitz, Aajonus
    We Want To Live (1997)

    Vonderplanitz was a key figure in the raw food/paleo diet. His powerful book recommends eating raw meat and fish, unheated honey, etc.

  • Klein, David, PhD.
    Weaver, Don
    Fruiticulture (2018)

    Planting a World to End Hunger, Poverty, Disease, Pollution & Wars In Section 1, David explains the science that identifies our need for fruit, tells us what will happen if we don’t eat enough fruit, and then describes exactly how to guarantee that…

  • Williams, Dr. Roger J.
    The Wonderful World Within You: Your Inner Nutritional Environment (1998. First published 1977.)

    Health through better nutrition.

  • Wilson, Frank Avray
    Food Fit For Humans (1975)

    Asks and answers two questions: what is the correct dietary for humans; what are the individual and social consequences of wrong feeding.

  • Wrench, G.T., M.D.
    The Wheel of Health (1938)

    Dr. Wrench’s thoughts about the Hunza, a mountain people renowned for their longevity and vigor. In this book you will encounter a summary of the lifeworks of two other renowned health “explorers,” Sir Robert McCarrison and Sir Albert Howard.

  • Wrench, G.T., M.D.
    Het Wiel der Gezondheid. Een studie van een zeer gezond volk (London: C.W. Daniel Company Ltd. Vertaling Rob Hundscheidt)

    Dit kleine boek is klassieke onderzoek van de Hunza’s, een bergvolk dat bekend staat voor hun gezondheid en langlevendheid. Deze zou moeten berusten op het fundament van iemands persoonlijk onderzoek naar gezondheid en de wortels er van.

  • Yellowlees, W.W, M.B., Ch.B.
    Food & Health in the Scottish Highlands: Four Lectures from a Rural Practice (1965)

    Dr Walter Yellowlees discusses disease in terms of the work of McCarrison, Cleave, Weston Price, Albert Howard and the organic growing movement. What he finds is “the result of a long chain of events determined by man’s relationship to his land and its crops.

  • Yellowlees, Walter, Dr.
    Ill Fares The Land (1978)

    This lecture addresses the general state of (ill) health of the British and others eating industrial foods. It may be considered a follow up on the Cheshire Medical Testament, a similar report delivered several decades earlier.

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