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#1 of 9 Old 06-28-2003, 11:18 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Hi Healthy Eating Mamas! I need your help! I am looking for a book that gives all the ins and outs of organic/healthy eating. I need something that will tell me all the NASTY things that are in the mainstream diet and all the healthy and more appropriate alternatives.

I am very slowly moving my family toward natural living. Started with bfing, then extended and now tandom nursing our children, then of course cloth diapers seemed the natural next step and now it's finally time to take a very close look at what we're putting into our and our children's bodies. I grew up on junk and I don't want that for my children!

So, as I typically do everything else, I'm researching this to death! The only kink is we're going on vacation for 2 weeks where I will not be allowed near the computer! YAY! So I need book suggestions?

Thank you so much!

Eva- Navy Wife and mama to 3 amazing kiddos Gretchen 9, Koen 7, Charlotte 4, and 5 precious angels that will never be forgotten and 1 last surprise Boogy Baby due Aug 12.
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Diet for a New America by John Robbins has a good deal on pesticides, antibiotics, hormones and the conditions on commercial farms.

Mad Cowboy by Howard Lyman is mostly about cattle farming practices written by a cattle rancher turned vegan.

That's all I can think of right now.
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Another book I like is Prescription for Dietary Wellness and I like Andrew Weils 8 Weeks to Optimum Health. Als21o, I just read Nell Newmans book and it had a lot of good info. It's called Newman's Own Guide to LIving the Organic Life (or something close to that).

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I really like Dr. Sears' Family Nutrition Book. It is easy to understand and has lots of good information. I think it is a nice choice for a beginner.

Check out the archives here too!


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I, too have read Nell Newman's book and have found it an invaluable resource for all kinds of earth/kid/human friendly stuff! Good for your pocket book, too!
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Hard to Swallow: The Truth about Food Additives by Doris Sarjeant, Karen Evans
I read thru this and was really impressed with the quality of the info--everything from irradiated food to gmo's to a full and comprehensive list of most of the food additives used today.

For healthy and appropriate alternatives--I really liked Super Baby Food when i read it. It has lots of recipes for healthy snacks for toddlers.
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Thank you so much ladies for the info! I ordered Newman's book and a couple organic container veggie growing books to read on vacation. :-D

Thanks again! :-D

Eva- Navy Wife and mama to 3 amazing kiddos Gretchen 9, Koen 7, Charlotte 4, and 5 precious angels that will never be forgotten and 1 last surprise Boogy Baby due Aug 12.
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Fast Food Nation is another wonderful book. I would highly recommend that one as well.

Good luck on your quest
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The Safe Shopper's Bible by David Steinman and Samuel Epstein
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