“Diet” doesn’t necessarily mean losing weight but eating a healthy diet for proper nutrition. Some people try a starvation diet – or taking much less calories than they need to survive – and only find that they have put their body in starvation mode. Once they go back to former eating habits they gain even more weight than they had before.

Healthy weight loss means you have a realistic understanding of what you want to achieve. This understanding is based on your own body type and lifestyle and not on that of the most recent bony model.

Here is a list of resources to help you, many of which I have read and found useful.

General Information

Barban, John The Venus Factor

Chek, Paul (2004). How to Eat, Move and Be Healthy!. San Diego, CA: C.H.E.K. Institute.

Fallon, Sally, with Mary G. Enig (2001). Nourishing Traditions: The Cookbook that Challenges Politically Correct Nutrition and the Diet Dictocrats. Washington, DC: New Trends

Kirsch, David (2005). The Ultimate New York Body Plan. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill.

Lanctôt, Guylaine (1995). The Medical Mafia: How to Get Out of it Alive and Take Back Our Health and Wealth. Morgan, VT: Here’s The Key Inc.

Rubin, Jordan S. (2004) The Maker’s Diet. Lake Mary, FL: Siloam.


Abravanel, E. D., & Morrison, E. K. (1983). ” Body Type Diet & Lifetime Nutrition Plan“. Batnam.

Mein, C., D.C. (2001). “Different Bodies, Different Diets“. New York, NY: HarperCollins Publishers Inc.

Piatti, P. M., et al. (1994, December). “Hypocaloric High-Protein Diet Improves Glucose Oxidation and Spares Lean Body Mass: Comparision to Hypocaloric High-Carbohydrate Diet”. Metabolism, Vol. 43 (12), 1481-87.

Rogers, W. J., PhD, (1956). “Biochemical Individuality“. New York, NY: Wiley and Sons./ (1998). New Canaan, CT: Keats Publishing.

Schmid, R. F., N.D. (1987). “Native Nutrition: Eating According to Ancestral Wisdom“. Rochester, NY: Healing Arts Press.

Westphal, S. A., et al. (1990, December). “Metabolic Response to Glucose Ingested with Various Amounts of Protein“. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, vol 52, 267-72.

Wolcott, William, and Trish Fahey (2000). The Metabolic Typing Diet. New York, NY: Doubleday.

Dairy Foods

Crewe, J. R. (1929, January). “Real Milk Cures Many Diseases“. Certified Milk Magazine, pp.3-6.

Crittenden, R. G., & Bennett , L. E. (2005, ). “Cow’s Milk Allergy: A Complex Disorder“. Journal of American College of Nutrition, Vol.24, PP.582S-591S.

Darlington, J. B. (1947, March 15). “Why Milk Pasteurization, Part 1: Sowing the Seeds of Fear“. The Rural New Yorker,

Darlington, J. B. (1947, May 3). “Why Milk Pasteurization, Part II: Plowing Under the Truth.” The Rural New Yorker, P. 4-5.

Ferrer, F. P., & Boyd, L. J. (1955, September). “Effect of Yogurt with Prune Whip on Constipation“. “American Journal of Digestive Diseases”, Vol.22(9), pp.272-273.

Harrison, G. (1975, ). “Primary Adult Lactase Deficiency; A Problem in Anthropological Genetics“. American Anthropologist, Vol.77, pp.812-835.

Kretchmer, N. (1972, ). “Lactose and Lactase”. Scientific American Journal, Vol.227, pp.70-78.

Liaska , B. J. (1968, September). “Effects of Processing on Pesticide Residues in Milk“. Journal Animal Science, Vol.27, PP.827-830.

Pottenger, F. M. (1938, July). “Clinical Evidences of the Value of Raw Milk”. Certified Milk Magazine, Vol.3, pp.17-22.

Ryan, C. A. (1987, ). “Massive Outbreak of Antimicrobial-Resistant Salmonellosis Traced to Pasteurized Milk“. Journal of the American Medical Association, Vol.258, pp.3269.

Woodford, K. (2007). “Devil in the Milk: Illness, Health and the Politics of A1 and A2 Milk.” Chelsea Green Pub Co.


Braly, MD, J., & Hoggan, M.A, R. (2002). “Dangerous Grains“. New York, NY: Penguin Putman Inc

Hadjivassiliou, M., Grunewald, R. A., Davies-Jones, G. A. “Gluten sensitivity: A many-headed hydra.” BMJ. 1999 June 26; 318 (7200): P. 1710-11

Holmes GK, P Prior, MR Lane, D Pope and RN Allan. Gastroenterology Unit, General Hospital, Birmingham. Malignancy in coeliac disease–effect of a gluten free diet. Gut. 1989 March; 30(3): 333–338.

Goldstein, R., Braverman, D., Stankiewicz, H.,.: Carbohydrate malabsorption and the effect of dietary restriction on symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome and functional bowel complaints. Israel Medical Association Journal, 2000, Vol 2, Iss 8, pp 583-587

Lowell, J. P. (1995). “Against the Grain“. New York, NY: Henry Holt and Company, Inc

Nelsen DA, JR., M.D., M.S., University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. Gluten-Sensitive Enteropathy (Celiac Disease): More Common Than You Think.

Wurtman RJ.: Nutrients that modify brain function. Sci Am 1982;246:50-9.


Barringer, C. (2010, July 1). “Fats: Safer Choices for Your Frying Pan & Your Health.” Well Being Journal, Vol.19, and no.4: P. 30-38.

Enig, M. G. (1993). “Trans-Fatty Acids in the Food Supply; a comprehensive report covering 60 years of research“. Silver Springs, MD: Enig Associates.

Enig, M., & Fallon, S. (2005). “Eat Fat, Lose Fat”. New York, NY: Penguin Group.

Fife, B. (2010, March). “The Fat That Can Make You Thin“. Well Being Journal, Vol.19 No.2 , P.18-22.

Levy, P. (1977, ). “Vegetable Oil: The Unsaturated Facts”. Talking Food, Salem, Mass

Sears, Al (2007). Dr. Sears Made a Mistake … Doctor House Call 78

Shahaidi, F. (1990). “Canola and Rapeseed: Production, Chemistry, Nutrition, and Processing Technology“. New York, NY: Avi Books.

Tholstrup, T. et al.(2004, ). “Does Fat in Milk, Butter and Cheese Affect Blood Lipids and Cholesterol Differently?”. Journal of American College of Nutrition, Vol.23, PP.169-176.


Spiller, G. A. et al. (1998, ). “Nuts and Plasma Lipids: An Almond-Based Diet Lowers LDL-C while Preserving HDL-C“. Journal of American College of Nutrition, Vol.17, PP.285-290.

Spiller, G. A. et al. (2003, ). “Effects of Plant-Based Diets High in Raw or Roasted Almonds, or Roasted Almond Butter on Serum Lipoproteins in Humans“. Journal of American College of Nutrition, Vol.22, PP.195-200.


Bloch, M. R. (1963, July). “The Social Influence of Salt“. Scientific American, 89-98.

Denton, D. (1984). “Hunger for Salt: An Anthropological, Physiological and Medical Analysis”. New York, NY: Springer-Verlag.

Eskew, G. L. (1948). “Salt: The Fifth Element“. Chicago, IL: J.G. Ferguson& Associates.

Osterhaut, W. J. V. (1905, December). “Pure Salt is Poisonous”. U.C. Berkley Publication,

Regenerative Nutrition Celtic Ocean Sea Salt. www.regenerativenutrition.com/content.asp?id=30

Wenke Jr., E. (1969, September). “The Physical Resources of the Ocean“. Scientific American, P.167-176.

Omega 3

Brisson, G. J. (1981). “Lipids in Human Nutrition”. Inglewood, NJ: Burgess.

Erasmus, U. (1995). “Fats That Heal, Fats That Kill”. Canada: Alive Books.

“Fatty Acid Composition of Salmon Oils”. (1981, ). Aquaculture, Vol 25, pp.161-172. Holland

Rath, M., & Pauling, L. (1991, ). “Solution to the Puzzle of Human Cardiovascular Disease: its primary cause is ascorbate deficiency leading to the deposition of lipoprotein (a) and fibrinogen in the the vascular wall“. Journal of Orthomolecular Medicine, Vol 6, p.125-134.

Rudin, D. O., & Felix, C. (1987). “The Omega-3 Phenomenon“. New York, NY: Rawsom Associates.

Simopoulos, Artemis P., and Jo Robinson (1998). The Omega Diet: The Lifesaving Nutritional Program Based on the Diet of the Island of Crete. New York, NY: Harper Collins.


Daniel, Kaayla T. (2005). The Whole Soy Story: The Dark Side of America’s Favorite Health Food. Washington, DC: New Trends.

Hughes CI Jr., Effects of phytoestrogens on GnRH-induced luteinizing hormone secretion in ovariectomized rats. Reprod Toxicol 1987-88;1(3):179-81.

Jabbar, J. A., Larrea, J., & Shaw, R. A. (1997, ). “Abnormal thyroid function tests in infants with congenital hypothyroidism: the influence of soy-based formula“. Journal of American College of
Nutrition, Vol.16, PP.280-282.

Ostrom, K. M. et al. (2002). “Lower Calcium Absorption in Infants Fed Casein Hydrolysate- and Soy Protein-Based Infant Formulas Containing Palm Olein Versus Formulas without Palm Olein“. Journal of American College of Nutrition, Vol.21, PP.564-569.

White, L. R. et al.(2000, ). “Brain Aging and Midlife Tofu Consumption“. Journal of American College of Nutrition, Vol.19, PP.242-255.

Sugar & other Sweeteners

Blaylock, M.D., R. L. (1997). “Excitotoxins: The Taste That Kills”. Sante Fe, NM: Health Press.

Bovine, L. B., Bovine, B., & Gates, D. (1997). The Stevia Story. CITY: B.E.D. Publications Co..

Brackett and Waldron, “Sweet Misery: A Poisoned World”

Bray, G., Nielsen, S., & Popkin, B. (2004, ). “Consumption of High-Fructose Corn Syrup in Beverages May Play a Role in the Epidemic of Obesity“. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Vol 79, no. 4, 537-43.

Gibney, M., Sigman-Grant, M., & Dr. Keast, (1995, ). “Consumption of Sugars“. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 62, 178S-94S.

Gillis , J. G., & Bar-Or, O. (2003, ). “Food Away from Home, Sugar-Sweetened Drink Consumption and Juvenile Obesity“. Journal of American College of Nutrition, vol.22, pp.539-545.

Macinnis, P. (2002). “The Story of Sugar“. Crows Nest: Allen & Uwin.

McGrath, K. A. (1999, ). “Artificial Sweeteners”. World of Invention, 2nd ed. Detroit: Gale Research,

Ronzio PhD., R. A. (1997). “Artificial Sweeteners” The Encyclopedia of Nutrition and Good Health. New York, NY: Facts of File, Inc.

Sugar Substitutes-Are They Safe?”- ag.arizona.edu


Batmanghelidj, F. (1992). Your Body’s Many Cries for Water. Vienna, VA: Global Health Solutions, Inc.

Manz, F., Wentz, A., & Sichert-Hellert, W. (2002, October). “The most essential nutrient: defining the adequate intake of water“. Journal Pediatr, Vol.141(4), PP.587-92.