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General Fitness

When Working Out Isn't Working Out: A Mind/Body Guide to Conquering Unidentified Fitness Obstacles by Michael Gerrish (New York: St. Martin's Press, 1999)

Health & Fitness Excellence: The Comprehensive Action Plan by Robert K. Cooper (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1989)

Fitness for Dummies by Suzanne Scholsberg and Liz Neporent (San Mateo, CA: IDG Books, 1996)

Inspiration, Physical Transformation

Extreme Success: The 7-Part Program That Shows You How to Succeed Without Struggle, by Rich Fettke (New York: Simon and Schuster, 2002).

Aerobics / Cardiovascular Fitness

Smart Exercise: Burning Fat, Getting Fit by Covert Bailey (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1994)

Strength Fitness

Strength Fitness: Physiological Principles and Training Techniques by Wayne Wescott, Ph.D. (Dubuque, IA: Wm. C. Brown, 1995)

A Practical Approach to Strength Training by Matt Brzycki (Indianapolis: Masters Press)

Weight Training: Steps to Success by Thomas R. Baechle and Barney R. Groves (Champaign, IL: Leisure Press, 1992)


The Pilates Body: The Ultimate At-Home Guide to Strengthening, Lengthening, and Toning Your Body - Without Machines by Brooke Siler (New York: Bantam Doubleday Dell, 2000)

Thought-Field Therapy

Energy Psychology by Fred P. Gallo (Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press, 1999)

Instant Emotional Healing by George J. Pratt and Peter T. Lambrou (New York: Broadway Books, 2000)

Tapping the Healer Within: Using Thought Field Therapy to Instantly Conquer Your Fears, Anxieties, and Emotional Distress by Roger Callahan, Ph.D., Richard Trubo, Earl Mindell (Chicago: NTC/Contemporary Books, 2001)

Freedom From Fear Forever: The Acu-Power Way to Overcoming Your Fear, Phobias, and Inner Problems by Dr. James V. Durlacher (Van Ness, 1997)

Energy Diagnostic and Treatment Methods by Fred Gallo (W.W. Norton & Co., 2000)

Getting Thru to Your Emotions With EFT: Tap Into Your Hidden Potential With the Emotional Freedom Techniques by Phillip Mountrose, Jane Mountrose (Holistic Communications, 1999)

Emotional Freedom by Garry A. Flint (NeoSolTerric Enterprises, 1999)

Time / Priority Management

Take Time for Your Life: A Personal Coach's 7 Step Program for Creating the Life You Want by Cheryl Richardson (New York: Broadway Books, 1998)

Life Makeovers: 52 Practical and Inspiring Ways to Improve Your Life One Week at a Time by Cheryl Richardson (New York: Broadway Books, 2000)

Too Busy to Exercise by Porter Shimer (Pownal, VT: Storey Communications, 1996)

Fitting in Fitness: Hundreds of Simple Ways to Put More Physical Activity Into Your Life by the American Heart Association (New York, Times Books, 1997)

Getting Unstuck: Breaking Through Your Barriers to Change by Sidney B. Simon (New York: Warner Books, 1989)

Mind / Body

Your Body Believes Every Word You Say by Barbara Hoberman Levine (Lower Lake, CA: Aslan Publishing, 1991)

Psychological Kinesiology: Changing the Body's Beliefs by William F. Whisenant (Kailua, HI: Monarch Butterfly Productions, 1994)

Appearance Obsession

Appearance Obsession: Learning to Love the Way You Look by Joni E. Johnston, Psy.D. (Deerfield Beach, FL: Health Communications, 1994)

The Beauty Myth by Naomi Wolf (New York: Doubleday, 1991)

Love the Body You Were Born With: A Ten Step Workbook for Women by Monica Dixon (New York: Perigee, 1994)

Real Gorgeous: The Truth About Body and Beauty by Kaz Cooke (New York: Norton, 1996)

Exercise Addiction

Hooked On Exercise: How to Understand and Manage Exercise Addiction by Rebecca Prussin, M.D., Philip Harvey, Ph.D., and Theresa Foy DiGeronimo (New York: Simon & Schuster, 1992)

I Don't Want to Talk About It: Overcoming the Secret Legacy of Male Depression by Terrence Real (New York: Scribner, 1997)

You Mean, I Don't Have to Feel This Way? New Help for Depression, Anxiety, and Addiction by Colette Dowling (New York: Scribner, 1991)


Too Perfect - When Being in Control Gets Out of Control by Allan E. Mallinger, M.D., and Jeannette DeWyze (New York: Clarkson Potter, 1992)

Never Good Enough: How to Use Perfectionism to Your Advantage Without Ruining Your Life by Monica Ramirez Basco, Ph.D. (New York: Touchstone Books, 2000

Body Image / Eating Disorders

Stop Being Mean to Yourself by Melody Beattie (San Francisco: HarperCollins, 1997)

Breaking Free From Compulsive Eating by Geneen Roth (New York: Signet, 1984)

Feeding the Hungry Heart: The Experience of Compulsive Eating by Geneen Roth (New York: Signet, 1982)

Thin Disguise: Understanding and Overcoming Anorexia and Bulimia by Pam Vredevelt, Deborah Newman, Harry Beverly, and Frank Minirth (Nashville, TN: Nelson, 1992)

Hunger Pains - From Fad Diets to Eating Disorders: What Every Woman Needs to Know About Food, Dieting, and Self-Concept by Mary Pipher (Holbrook, MA: Adams Publishing, 1995)

Daring to be Yourself by Alexandra Stoddard (New York: Doubleday, 1991)

Attention Deficit Disorder

Driven to Distraction by Edward M. Hallowell, M.D., and John J. Ratey, M.D. (New York: Pantheon, 1994)

Answers to Distraction by Edward M. Hallowell, M.D. and John J. Ratey, M.D. (New York: Pantheon, 1994)

Total Concentration: How to Understand Attention Deficit Disorders by Harold N. Levinson (New York: M. Evans, 1992)

Out of the Fog: Treatment Options and Coping Strategies for Adult ADD by Kevin R. Murphy and Suzanne LeVert (New York: Hyperion, 1995)

Seasonal Affective Disorder

Winter Blues (Seasons of the Mind: Why You Get the Winter Blues & What You Can Do About It) by Norman E. Rosenthal, M.D. (New York: Guilford Press, 1993)

Fight the Winter Blues - Don't Be Sad: Your Guide to Conquering Seasonal Affective Disorder by Celeste A. Peters (Calgary, Alberta Canada: Script Publishing, 1994)

Premenstrual Syndrome

Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom: Creating Physical and Emotional Health and Healing by Christiane Northrup, M.D. (New York: Bantam Books, 1990)

Dr. Susan Lark's Premenstrual Syndrome Self-Help Book: A Woman's Guide to Feeling Good All Month by Susan Lark, M.D. (Celestial Arts: 1989)


Acupressure's Potent Points: A Guide to Self-Care for Common Ailments by Michael Reed Gach (New York: Bantam Books, 1990)

Sleep Disorders

Sleep Thieves: An Eye-Opening Exploration Into the Science and Mysteries of Sleep by Stanley Coren (New York: Free Press, 1996)

Power Sleep: The Revolutionary Program That Prepares Your Mind for Peak Performance by Dr. James B. Maas (New York: Villard, 1998)

Hormone Imbalances

The SuperHormone Promise: Nature's Antidote to Aging by William Regelson, M.D., and Carol Colman (New York: Pocket Books, 1996)

Food And Environmental Allergies

Cross Currents: The Perils of Electropollution/The Promise of Electromedicine by Robert O. Becker (Los Angeles: Jeremy Tarcher, 1990)

Your Hidden Food Allergies Are Making You Fat: The ALCAT Food Sensitivities Weight Loss Breakthrough by Rudy Rivera and Roger D. Deutsch (Prima Publications: 1998)

The Food Allergy Book: The Foods That Cause You Pain and Discomfort and How to Take Them Out of Your Diet by William F. Walsh and Felicia Busch (ACA Publications, Inc: 1995)

The Rotation Diet Cookbook: A 4-Day Plan for Relieving Allergies by Jill Carter and Alison Edwards (Element: 1997)

Treating Asthma, Allergies, and Food Sensitivities (Physician's Guide to Healing) by Alan Pressman, Herbert D. Goodman, and Rachelle Bernadette Nones (Berkley Publishing Group: 1997)

Say Goodbye to Illness by Devi Nambudripad (Delta Publishers, 1999)

The Yeast Connection: A Medical Breakthrough by William G. Crook (New York: Vintage Books, 1986)

Food Allergies and Food Intolerance: The Complete Guide to Their Identification and Treatment by Jonathan Brostoff and Linda Gamlin (Inner Traditions International Ltd., 2000)

Food Combining

Fit for Life 2 by Harvey and Marilyn Diamond (New York: Warner Books, 1987)

The Schwarzbein Principle: The Truth About Losing Weight, Being Healthy, and Feeling Younger by Diana Schwarzbein (Florida: Health Communications, 1999)

General Nutrition

Eating Well for Optimum Health: The Essential Guide to Food, Diet, and Nutrition by Andrew Weil, M.D. (New York: Knopf, 2000)


Healthy Healing: An Alternative Healing Reference by Linda G. Rector-Page, N.D., Ph.D. (Carmel Valley, CA: Healthy Healing Productions, 1992

Are You Confused? by Paavo Airola (Sherwood, OR: Health Plus, 1995)

Creatine: Nature's Muscle Builder by Ray Sahelian, M.D. and Dave Tuttle (Garden City Park, NJ: Avery Publishing Group, 1997)

A Prescription for Nutritional Healing - A Practical A-Z Reference to Drug-Free Remedies Using Vitamins, Minerals, Herbs, and Food Supplements by James F. Balch, M.D., and Phyllis Balch, C.N.C. (Garden City Park, NY: Avery Publishing, Third Edition, 2000)

Dr. Earl Mindell's Vitamin Bible for the 21st Century by Earl Mindell, Hester Mundis (New York: Warner Books, 1999)

Miracle Cures: Dramatic New Scientific Discoveries Revealing the Healing Powers of Herbs, Vitamins, and Other Natural Remedies by Jean Carper (New York: Harperperennial Library, 1998)

The Omega-3 Connection: The Groundbreaking Anti-Depression Diet and Brain Program by Andrew Stoll, M.D. (New York: Free Press, 2001)


Protein Power by Michael Eades, M.D. and Mary Dan Eades (New York: Bantam Doubleday Dell, 1999)

Enter the Zone by Barry Sears, Ph.D. (New York: HarperCollins, 1995)

Mastering the Zone by Barry Sears, Ph.D. (New York: HarperCollins, 1997)

The Carbohydrate Addict's Diet: The Lifelong Solution to Yo-Yo Dieting by Dr. Rachael F. Heller and Dr. Richard F. Heller (New York: Signet, 1993)

Dr. Atkins' New Diet Revolution by Robert Atkins (New York: Avon, 1997)

Sugar Busters: Cut Sugar to Trim Fat by H. Leighton Steward, Morrison C. Bethea, Sam S. Andrews, Ralph O. Brennan, and Luis A. Balart (New York: Ballantine Books, 1998)

Living Low-Carb: The Complete Guide to Long-Term Low-Carb Dieting by Fran McCullough (New York: Little, Brown & Co., 2000)


Why Do I Eat When I'm Not Hungry? How to Use Your Body's Own Energy System to Treat Food Addictions by Roger Callahan, Ph.D. (New York: Doubleday, 1991)

More recommendations to come!

Professional Resources | Suggested Reading