Books that changed my life

Here are a list of books that have made a strong personal impact on me in terms of quality of content and information. Most relate specifically to grain-free/gluten-free diets. Some don’t. I have included them here anyway as they contain excellent information relating to food sensitivities in general, or they include excellent grain-free/gluten-free recipes as well as information that is well worth a read.

I have purchased most of these books from Amazon even though I live in Australia. I have included the link to Amazon as the reader reviews for these books will explain to you very well why that book is included here.  I also earn a very small commission if you choose to purchase any of these books from Amazon, which I will greatly appreciate as it all helps support the running of this website.

The Paleo Approach by Sarah Ballantyne – Comprehensive and wonderfully informative, the book detailing the Paleo Auto Immune Protocol.  Everything you need to heal.  I love this book.

Why Isn’t My Brain Working?: A revolutionary understanding of brain decline and effective strategies to recover your brain’s health by Datis Kharrazian – This book changed my life completely.

It Starts with Food, Dallas and Melissa Hartwig, this book started me on a whole new journey of understanding.

Breaking the Vicious Cycle: Intestinal Health Through Diet. This is the orginal book I purchased many years ago about the Specific Carbohydrate Diet.  An excellent read for anyone doing the SCD or GAPS diet, it has great information plus some delicious recipes.

Nourishing Traditions: The Cookbook that Challenges Politically Correct Nutrition and the Diet Dictocrats. This cookbook is not specifically grain free but a must have resource for anyone interested in returning to traditional methods of cooking including soaking and fermenting, making your own yoghurt and kefir, soaking and dehydrating your own crispy nuts and just about everything else.  Amazing information about the benefits of coconut oil and animal fats, I refer to this book regularly and find it contains enough completely amazing grain free recipes to keep it always on the “main shelf” for cookbooks in my kitchen.

My Reading Wish List

Recent years have seen some amazing additions to the grain-free/paleo and “clean eating revolution” genre of books.  I can’t keep up with them all, but I regularly hit “Add to Wish List” when I see highly reviewed books on the grain-free and clean-eating (which are also not surprisingly grain-free as well) topic in Amazon.  Below is the widget for Grain Free Living’s Amazon Wish List for books I haven’t read yet, but cannot wait to get my hands on and devour as soon as I get a chance…