Recommended Reading

I read quite a few books on any number of topics.  I would say that, for a mom of two boys, I read voraciously.  However, most of it is done on my exercise bike doing a modified aerobic routine.

My husband is the one who reads voraciously.

This area will certainly be bursting with recommendations as time goes on.  This is just the beginning.


Why Am I Always So Tired?

Gittleman discusses in great detail, but for the non-technical reader, the ins and outs of copper overload, something that is not typically recognized by the mainstream medical community as being a source of fatigue.

Included are an explanation of the condition, its causes and remedies including dietary and lifestyle recommendations.  This may be a bit simplistic for those with severe overload but it is a valuable resource in any library.  I think that this is an epidemic in our hectic Western culture.

One of the most interesting sections of the book is a detailed listing of foods and their copper content. You will be amazed at the amount of copper you might be eating!

Nutritional Balancing and Hair Mineral Analysis

This book is foundational to understanding the reasoning behind the approach that I have adopted for our whole family to deal with the health issues that we are facing.

It is a gentler, natural way to release toxins and heavy metals and to encourage the body to heal itself. It also is surprisingly inexpensive.

This book is a great companion to Gittleman’s work and takes the treatment one step further. A long read, and I don’t agree with everything in the book, but the information is invaluable.


  1. Hey! I wondered if you know of any good books about using essential oils? I am new to them and want to know more about how to use them. I saw your research about which was the best company and I am buying from Native American Nutritionals.

  2. Im new to this just got into essential oil but im doing my research saw some using living young so i type it in and i saw what they had to offer, then i saw ur site i read every thing, your jounery finding good quality essrntial oil like what im doing now what is ur conlusion that native american nitritionals one of the best brand please reply me and so many more dont now where to turn and need help

    • I wrote my final recommendation in this post – I hope this helps. Thanks. I think you will be very happy with them.

  3. Leeann Sammons says:


    I have several things that I am investigating for my family: my son has a life-threatening PN and TN allergy, he also has mild ADHD and I have 2 autoimmune disorders (1 diagnosed, 1 undetermined). I am convinced that processed foods and refined sugar negatively both of our health. I am on a mission to learn more about several areas and how our health and lifestyle may benefit: essential oils, clean eating or paleo.

    I have read your blog entries in which you compare essential oil companies. I didn’t see Youngevity essential oils listed (I know there are many companies out there). I was wondering if you have any comparative information/data on Youngevity’s oils?

    Thanks in advance,

    • I just looked into that company recently. But it was for minerals and not for EOs. I didn’t know they had EOs. I can’t really comment on other companies but I do find it interesting that at present they don’t have any information about their rose oil on their site so I can’t really read anything about it.
      Have you looked at the Autoimmune Paleo diet? I mentioned one good one in this post. The same isn’t on still but it’s a good place to start.

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