The books listed on this resource list are books I have read and found helpful and worth listing. Some of these books I have read from cover to cover and some more than once. Some of these books I read only those chapters that interested me.
Many books present a one sided view. This is not necessarily a bad thing. Most authors write about what they are experts on. The problem I see with these types of books is that they do not give the reader a complete picture to make intelligent decisions. It’s like only getting two slices of bread and a couple of slices of bacon. Where’s the mayo, lettuce and tomato?
There are a few good books that give you a more comprehensive look. When I read a book, I look for unbiased information that does not have any ties to huge corporations. I look for an honest, fair and holistic approach by the author or authors. This is why you need to look at various books and get a wide range of ideas and opinions. It’s like getting a second opinion. You cannot go on by what just one book states.
For simplicity sake I listed the books by subject, titles and the authors. You should be able to find every one of these books on Amazon, Barnes and Noble or through your favorite bookstore. Many books can also be purchased used at huge discounts.
BOOKS:BACK PAIN*105 Natural Pain Relief Tips by Carlos M Gonzalez D.C. This is an e-book available at Amazon.
* Outwitting Back Pain-Why Your Lower Back Hurts and How To Make It Stop. by Ellis Friedman, M.D.
*Back Pain Remedies for Dummies by Michael Sinel M.D. and William Deardorff, Ph.D.
FOODS, DIET AND NUTRITION* Brighter Mind by Dr. Kyl Smith
*The Makers Diet by Jordan S. Rubin N.M.D., Ph.D.
*Total Health Program by Dr. Joseph Mercola, D.O.
*Toxic Sludge is Good For You-Lies Damn Lies and the Public Relations Industry by John Stauber and Sheldon Rampton
*Hells Kitchen by Dr. Joel Wallach D.V.M., N.D.
*Grocery Warning by Mike Adams “The Health Ranger”
*Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal by Eric Schlosser
*Seeds of Deception: Exposing Industry and Government Lies About the Safety of theGenetically Engineered Foods You’re Eating by Jeffrey M. Smith
*The Whole Soy Story: The Dark Side Of An American Health Food by Kaayla T. Daniels
*Nutrition And Physical Degeneration by Weston A. Price
*The Untold Story of Milk by Ron Schmid
EMOTIONAL HEALTH*Chicken Soup for the Soul by Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen (Chicken Soup Series has 100+ Titles)
*How To Stop Worrying and Start Living by Dale Carnegie
*You Can Heal Your Life by Louise Hay
*Count Your Blessings-The Healing Power Of Gratitude And Love- by Dr. John Demartini
*Love, Medicine and Miracles by Dr. Bernie S. Sigel
*Peace, Love and Healing by Dr. Bernie S. Siegel
*The Heart Of Love by Dr. John Demartini
ENERGY MEDICINE & GENETICS*Hands That Heal by Echo Bodine
*Energy Medicine by Donna Eden
*Body Electric by Robert A. Becker M.D.
*The Invisible Force-Traditional Magnetic Therapy by Fred Rinker, C.M.T.A.
*Magnetic Therapy- The Gentle and Effective Way To Balance Body Systems by Ghanshyam Singh, Colette Hemlin
*Healing with Magnets by Gary Null
EXPOSING THE DANGERS OF MODERN MEDICINE*Medicine, Monopolies and Malice-The True Story Of How The AMA and Ten Other Medical Organizations Tried To Destroy Chiropractic by Dr. Chester Wilk D.C.
*Confessions of a Medical Heretic by Robert S. Mendelsohn, M.D.
*Male Practice-How Doctors Manipulate Women by Robert Mendelsohn M.D.
*Trust Us We’re Experts: How Industry Manipulates Science And Gambles With Your Futureby Sheldon Rampton and John Stauber
*Racketeering In Medicine-The Suppression Of Alternatives by James P. Carter M.D.
*Silent Spring (How We Are Destroying Ourselves and Our Earth) by Rachel Carson
*What your Doctor May Not Tell You About Knee Pain And Surgery by Ronald P. Grelsamer M.D.
*Dead Doctors Don’t Lie by J.D. Wallach B.S., D.V.M., N.D.
*The Truth About Drug Companies- How They Deceive Us And What To Do About It by Marcia Angell M.D.
*Putting It All Together: The New Orthomolecular Nutritionby Abram Hoffer,
*Fire Your Doctor! How to Be Independently Healthy by Andrew, Ph.D. Saul
*Doctor Yourself: Natural Healing That Works by Andrew, Ph.D. Saul
*The Money Doctor’s Guide to Taking Care of Yourself When No One Else Will by W. Neil, Ph.D. Gallagher,
HEALTH, WELLNESS AND ANTI-AGING*Going Back To The Basics Of Human Health by Mary Frost, M.A.
*Creating Health-How To Wake Up The Body’s Intelligence by Deepak Chopra, M.D.
*Life Beyond 100: Secrets Of The Fountain Of Youth by C. Norman Shealy M.D., Ph.D.
*Grow Younger, Live Longer-10 Steps To Reverse Aging by Deepak Chopra, M.D.
*Healing and The Mind by Bill Moyers
*The Wellness Revolution-How To Make A Fortune in the Next Trillion Dollar Industry by Paul Zane Pilzer
*Making A Good Brain Great by Daniel G. Amen, M.D.
*The Cholesterol Myth: Exposing The Fallacy That Saturated Fat And Cholesterol Cause Heart Disease by Uffe Ravnskov
*Heart Frauds: Uncovering The Biggest Health Scam In History by Charles T. McGee
*Spontaneous Healing: How to Discover and Embrace Your Body’s Natural Ability to Maintain and Heal Itself by Dr. Andrew Weil
*The Genie in your Genes by Dawson Church, Ph.D.
*Natural Health Natural Medicine: The Complete Guide To Wellness And Self Care For Optimum Health by Dr. Andrew Weil
PAIN AND SURGERY*What You Don’t Know May Be Killing You! by Don Colbert M.D.
*What You Doctor May Not Tell You About Knee Pain And Surgery Learn The Truth About MRI’s And Common Misdiagnoses–And Avoid Unnecessary Surgery by Ronald P. Grelsamer M.D.
PEDIATRICS/FAMILY*How To Raise A Healthy Child in Spite Of Your Doctor by Robert S. Mendelsohn M.D.
*Family First-Your Step by Step Plan for Creating a Phenomenal Family by Dr. Phil McGraw, Ph.D.
*What your Doctor May Not Tell You About Circumcision by Paul M. Fleiss M.D.
*What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Children’s Allergies and Asthma by Paul Ehrlich and Larry Chiaramonte
*Feed Your Kids Right by Dr. Lendon H. Smith
SUCCESS AND MOTIVATION* The Success Principles: How To Get From Where You Are To Where You Want To Be by Jack Canfield and Janet Switzer
*The Street Kid’s Guide To Having It All by John Assaraf
*The Purpose Driven Life-What on Earth Am I Here For? By Rick Warren
*The Power Of Intention- Learning To Co-create Your World Your Way by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer, Ph.D.
*The Science of Success-How To Attract Prosperity And Create Balance Through Proven Principles by James A. Ray
*Principled-Centered Leadership by Stephen R.Covey
*The One-Minute Millionaire by Mark Victor Hansen and Robert Allen
*God’s Wisdom for Business Success by J. Countryman Publishers
*The Power of Focus By Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Les Hewitt
* Discovering Your Personal Vocation by Dennis Linn, Sheila Linn and Mathew Linn
* Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
*If You Think You Can for TEENS by TJ Hoisington
WELLNESS AND PREVENTION*Natural Cures They Don’t Want You To Know About by Kevin Trudeau
*Natural Health, Natural Medicine by Andrew Weil, M.D.
*Cum Gravity: Living with Gravity by R. Manatt Martin, M.D.
*Slanting Board-A New Slant On Health And Beauty by Bernard Jensen D.C., N.D.
*Overcoming Arthritis or Rheumatism by Bernard Jensen
*Vital Foods for Total Health by Bernard Jensen
*You Can Master Disease by Bernard Jensen
*Cross Currents by Robert A. Becker M.D.
VACCINES*A Shot In The Dark by Harris L. Coulter, Ph.D. & Barbara Loe Fisher
*Vaccines: Are They Really Safe and Effective? By Neil Z Miller
*What Every Parent should know about Childhood Immunization by Jamie Murphy
*Vaccines, Autism and Childhood Disorders: Crucial Data That Could Save Your Childs Lifeby Neil Z. Miller
*Vaccine Guide For Dogs And Cats: What Every Pet Lover Should Know by Catherine J. M. Diodati, MA
*Vaccines: The Risks, The Benefits, The Choices by Dr. Sherri Tenpenny
*Chemical Stew: Your Guide to Vaccine Ingredients Special Report by the Thinktwice Global Vaccine Institute
*Vaccine Exemptions: How To Legally Avoid Immunizations in All 50 States by the Thinktwice Global Vaccine Institute
THE INTERNET:There are hundreds of thousands of websites on the web available to anyone with a computer. Every time I find a good website it usually links me to many more websites. The key is learning how to navigate through the different sites because you will find opposing information on the same subject on different sites. So who do you believe? Follow the money trail. Your job is to distinguish between the two.
For example, traditional medical sites will promote drugs and surgery. Alternative medicine promotes natural and non-invasive treatments.
Too many people have been brainwashed to believe that modern medicine with all their new drugs and high tech surgeries are the only solutions to health problems. This one sided approach deprives people from exploring so many safer and natural alternatives.
Here are some quotes from several websites I thought were interesting and wanted to share them with you:
“My work is not prescription, but rather description. I’d like for us to be free to utilize any reasonable health care approach. To decide, we need education far more than medication.”
“We have made of ourselves living cesspools, and driven doctors to invent names for our diseases.” Plato
“Don’t bother looking in the history books for what has slaughtered the most Americans. Look instead at your dinner table. There’s an old saying: “One fourth of what you eat keeps you alive. The other three-fourths keep your doctor alive.” We eat too much of the wrong things and not enough of the right things. Scientific research continually indicates nationwide vitamin and mineral deficiencies in our country. We spend over one trillion dollars each year on disease care in America. Is it any surprise that doctors consistently place among the very highest incomes?”
“I have seen hospital patients allowed to go two weeks without a bowel movement. I have seen patients told that they have six months to live when they might live sixty months. I have seen people recover from serious illness, only to have their physician berate them for having used natural healing methods to do so. I have seen infants spit up formula while their mothers were advised not to breast-feed. I’ve seen better ingredients in dog food than in the average school or hospital lunch.”
“If we doctors threw all our medicines into the sea, it would be that much better for our patients and that much worse for the fishes.” Oliver Wendell Holmes, M.D.
An old Chinese saying, “When you are sick of sickness, you are no longer sick.”
“The idea is to be well. The first step is wanting to be. The second step is to do something to improve your health.”
I have seen the foolishness of conventional disease care wisdom. I have seen hospitals feed white bread to patients with bowel cancer and hospitals feed “Jell-O” to leukemia patients. I have seen schools feed bright red “Slush Puppies” to 7 year olds for lunch and I have seen children vomit up a desktop full of red crud afterwards. And, I have seen those same children later line up at the school nurse for hyperactivity drugs.
“If not now, when? If not here, where? If not you, then who?”
RECOMMENDED WEBSITES:www.SelfGrowth.com- The most complete guide to information about Self -Improvement, Personal Growth and Self Help on the Internet. It is designed to be an organized directory, with articles and references to thousands of other Web Sites on the World Wide Web.
www.rise2win.com Empowering and fostering our youth through faith based principles, mentoring and leadership.
–Free information on nutrition and natural healthcare. Excellent news stories with Dr. Mercola commenting at the end of each article. An excellent source of archived articles and search capabilities.
www.healthtruthrevealed.com – Greg Ciola provides a great source of free information from different articles that are not commonly found or that does not make front page news but should.
www.doctoryourself.com/ The worlds largest health homesteading website
www.notmilk.com – Robert Cohen provides one of the best websites on the risks associated with drinking milk. Dozens of articles, studies, pro’s and con’s of milk consumption and the politics involved in the dairy industry.
www.pcrm.org/health/index.html – Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine
http://www.milksucks.com/more.asp- Information on the dangers of drinking cow’s milk vegetarian web links and info on inhumane treatment of dairy cows.
www.drlorraineday.com – An Female M.D. who used natural methods to beat end stage (4) breast cancer.
www.westonaprice.org – Food, farming and the healing arts
www.price-pottenger.org – Non-profit organization founded in 1952 to provide accurate scientific information on nutrition, agriculture and health by Weston Price DDS and Francis Pottenger Jr. MD
www.newstarget.com – “Health Ranger” and writer Mike Adams offers lots of excellent free health information and news stories that you normally do not get to read about.
www.korenpublications.com – Information and great list of books on the dangers of vaccines, health, wellness and chiropractic resources.
http://cspinet.org/new/- Center For Science In The Public Interest –Great news stories on nutrition, food safety, biotechnology and alcohol policy. They work on several projects like getting junk foods out of schools.
www.slant6.com - Manufacturers of the slant board. If Inversion seems to drastic for you or if you are very overweight or you have any contraindications for inversion then the slant board is what you need.
www.energycenter.com- Great information about inversion and physical fitness.
www.thinktwice.com- Free Information on Vaccines.
www.chiroeco.com -Chiropractic Economics information.
www.fcer.org- Foundation for Chiropractic Education and Research
www.acatoday.com – The American Chiropractic Association website
http://www.chiropractic.org- the International Chiropractors Association website
http://www.doctoryourself.com/saulbooks.html- Andrew Saul PhD provides valuable information on nutrition, vitamins and self-care. An extensive list of topics.
www.healthfreedomlaw.com – California attorney Carlos Negrete fights and wins for health freedom.
www.emord.com – Atttorney Jonathon Emord takes on the FDA and wins. A law firm that fights to protect our health freedom. The firm represents over 450 dietary supplement designers, manufacturers and distributors; food manufacturers and distributors; scientists; physicians; nutritionists; health care associations; and citizen groups.
http://spcpi.homestead.com/AREYOUSICK.html- Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Patients. Exposing corrupt lawyers and judges, unethical doctors, healthcare fraud and malpractice.
NEW UPDATE- I tried checking on this website (spcpi.homestead.com) and it is no longer available. I wonder if the FDA, AMA, FBI and all the other groups involved in protecting this type of information from being exposed went to work and shut this group down???
www.dreddyclinic.com- Information on 50 conditions that mimic ADHD. A must read if your child is on Ritalin or Adderall.
www.teeterhangups.com - Roger Teeter has been manufacturing Inversion Machines for over 25 years.
What are you waiting for? The time to start is RIGHT NOW. Get on your computer and spend at least thirty minutes a day checking out some of these websites. You will learn how to be the best doctor for you. Your health is worth it! Your family’s health is worth it!
RECOMMENDED MOVIES-I believe that too many movies are produced using excessive violence, promiscuous sex and every other word begins with the letter F. I love entertainment just like anyone else but Hollywood needs to get their act together.
Fortunately, there are some movies that have good messages. I am only listing a very limited number of movies/documentaries that pertain specifically to body, mind and spirit. These are the most recent movies that came to my mind at the time of this writing. Unfortunately, I have spent the last few years missing many wonderful movies because of researching and writing. I would be most appreciative if you would e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org with some of your favorite movies and a brief description so that I can add them to this list. I would love to hear from you!
Food, Inc.- A really good documentary on how big corporations put profits over consumers health and safety, the livelihood of the American farmers, the safety of workers and our own enviroment.
The Pursuit of Happiness- Will Smith gives an awesome performance in this wonderful movie that exemplifies if there is a will there is a way.
Super Size Me- How fast food destroys your health. There is an excellent discussion about the food industry in the bonus material on DVD.
Click- Adam Sandler is too busy making the bucks and getting promotions at work at the expense of his health and not really knowing his wife and children until it is too late.
Sicko- Michael Moore’s exposé of the health insurance denials for healthcare in America.
An Inconvenient Truth- The film eloquently weaves the science of global warming with Al Gore’s personal story and lifelong commitment to stop global warming. Unfortunately, some people don’t believe we have a problem. But the facts are we are destroying our rain forests and consuming natural resources at alarming rates.
Patch Adams- Based on a true story. Robin Williams portrays a doctor who went out of the normal duties of a doctor to touch the lives and hearts of his patients, believes in laughter as medicine and will do just about anything to make his patients laugh – even if it means risking his own career.
www.SpiritualCinemaCircle.com- A movie club directed by movie producer Stephen Simon. A journey of the heart, mind & spirit. Some of the movies are short ten to fifteen minutes and some are feature length. Some are foreign with subtitles. Movies you won’t see on the big screen.
Forks Over Knives and Engine 2 Kitchen Rescue both available online athttp://www.forksoverknives.com. These are current movies (2011) where people with Chronic diseases like diabetes, heart disease, arthritis are shown how to change their eating and lifestyle habits to reverse and cure themselves.
These are but few of the many testimonials I have received or been told over the years. I did not start collecting these until a couple of years ago when I decided to put up this blog. I will be adding video testimonials as time permits.
Dr. Gonzalez has magic hands. After only one treatment I felt so much better. I had gone to other specialists and he really impressed me with what he did. I would highly recommend to anyone that suffers with chronic pain to see him and follow his recommendations. ~E. Rodriguez
I was referred to Dr Gonzalez by my orthopedic surgeon because of a disc herniation. When I first saw him I suffered with severe low back pain and could barely walk. After only four treatments my pain was 95% better. ~R. Contreras
Dr Gonzalez did more for my husband in one visit than the other two doctors did in two months. ~H. Mora
Chiropractic is unbelievable! I had no idea what it was all about. My colleagues told me I needed to have neck surgery to correct three disc herniations. After my first visit I could feel a big difference. Several treatments later I not only did not need the surgery but I feel great.~ M. Wiener M.D.
I have been to many chiropractors throughout my life. Dr. Gonzalez takes the time to really listen to you and then teaches you a lot of things to help you. He also has great healing hands and does things that no other chiropractor had ever done. I especially like the hanging upside down. I was really lucky to have found him. He’s the best!
Just the other day a bank teller at the bank told me, “Hi Dr. Gonzalez, I don’t know if you remember me but I took my husband to see you back in 1998. He was in severe pain and had to use a walker to walk. After you treated him he folded up the walker and walked right out of your office.” I asked her how he did after that and she said, You only treated him that one time and he’s never had a back problem since!”
Stories like these when I run into past patients or their spouses, relatives make it all worth while. I am so grateful to be in a profession that helps so many people in a Natural Way without the use of drugs, injections or surgeries and their risks and side effects. That’s not to say those approaches are never needed it’s just that they are so terribly abused.
I hope I have helped you find it in yourself to take charge of your health. It is the most precious commodity you have.
“If you have Health, you have Hope. If you have Hope you have Everything.” Arabian Proverb
Dr. C.M. Gonzalez