In no particular order, some of my favorite books for wellness information:

Breaking the Vicious Cycle: Intestinal Health Through Diet

  • Wealth of information regarding gut health and how to heal from SIBO, Candida overgrowth and celiac disease.  Includes recipes and food lists as pertains to the SCD (Specific Carbohydrate Diet)

The Metabolic Typing Diet: Customize Your Diet To: Free Yourself from Food Cravings: Achieve Your Ideal Weight; Enjoy High Energy and Robust Health; Prevent and Reverse Disease

  • Explores the idea that the same food that can heal one human can make another sick, because of our unique metabolic types.  Includes self assessment and guide to how to eat appropriately for your metabolic type.

Younger: A Breakthrough Program to Reset Your Genes, Reverse Aging, and Turn Back the Clock 10 Years

  • Explains the difference between genes (your actual DNA coding) and epigenetics (the way your genes are expressed). Great information how to manipulate your own genes for better health.  Anything from Sara Gottfried is a worthy read, in my opinion.

Medical Medium Life-Changing Foods: Save Yourself and the Ones You Love with the Hidden Healing Powers of Fruits & Vegetables

  • A beautiful hardcover book full of great images, but a must read for anyone interested in using food as medicine. Very detailed information surrounding symptoms, which foods can lead you to health, and why they will do so.  A great guide for eating for wellness.

The Clay Cure : Natural Healing from the Earth

  • Super quick &  interesting read on the concept of ingesting clay as a means of detoxification.

The Cortisol Connection: Why Stress Makes You Fat and Ruins Your Health — And What You Can Do About It

  • Understanding your body’s stress hormone – cortisol – is key to managing your health.  Stress is not always a bad thing, but can wreak havoc on your body and sabotage your gym efforts.  This book was key in my healing journey.

What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Premenopause: Balance Your Hormones and Your Life From Thirty to Fifty

  • This book explains female hormonal imbalances & gives a lot of tips on how to gain balance, the biggest of which is natural progesterone. It is important to test and understand not only your hormone levels, but ratios, in order to determine if progesterone is right for you.  Regardless, lots of great information on hormones!

The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals

  • Kind of complex (for me at least) but an interesting read regarding the way we eat in modern times.

Theory and Application of Modern Strength and Power Methods: Modern methods of attaining super-strength

  • Great background on how to program lifting workouts.  I am no expert in this area, but this book gave me a good foundation on the science behind programming and how to work the appropriate muscles at the appropriate times.

ROAR: How to Match Your Food and Fitness to Your Unique Female Physiology for Optimum Performance, Great Health, and a Strong, Lean Body for Life

  • “We are not small men” is Stacy’s mantra for this book.  Interesting read on how to train, eat and supplement based on your unique needs as a woman. Really great information for those that compete, but just as helpful for those of us who want to feel good on ALL days of our cycle.