Some of the Most Helpful Places to Look for More Information

Starting with the four most recommended:

Hari, Vani.  The Food Babe Way: Break Free from the Hidden Toxins in Your Food and Lose Weight, Looks Years Younger, and Get Healthy in Just 21 Days. 2015    And her Facebook page.

Mercola, Dr. Joseph.   Effortless Healing: 9 Simple Ways to Sidestep Illness, Shed Excess Weight, and Help Your Body Fix Itself.2015   Both this doctor’s Website and his daily e-letter (which you can sign up for on his main page) are highly recommended. Using the search window on his site gives you access to information in thousands of easy-to-read articles.  Like Dr. Mercola’s site, you can sign up for a daily e-letter and also search for articles on almost every imaginable health topic. (Contains political links–if you don’t like them, ignore them.)

Lustig, Robert.  Obesity Before Birth: Maternal and prenatal influences on the offspring. 2011

Landrigan, Dr. Phillip.  Raising Healthy Children in a Toxic World: 101 Smart Solutions for Every Family

Appleton, Nancy and G.N. Jacobs. Suicide by Sugar: A Startling Look at Our #1 National Addiction.  2009 Includes the chapter “140 Reasons Why Sugar is Ruining Your Health”

Taubes, Gary.  The Case Against Sugar.  2017

The Truth About Sugar

Phyo, Ani.  Ani’s Raw Food Desserts:  55 Easy, Delectable Sweets and Treats. 2009. The only negative is her use of agave syrup as a sweetener.  Much better are date sugar, coconut sugar, stevia, raw honey.

Martineauy, Susan and Hel James. Healthy Eating:  Sweets and Snacks. 2007.  This book, heavily illustrated with cartoon drawings, is suitable for children in, generally, third or fourth grade. 

Research Dashboard   This project of provides over 39,000 abstracts of health-related studies on more than 10,000 health topics! An amazing resource—and even more amazing is that it’s free.

Sustain’s Children’s Food Campaign   A British-based non-profit that champions “children’s rights, parent power, and government action to improve the good environment children grow up in.”