Reading List

Here are some books that have had a significant impact on my life. Many are affiliate links and may result in a small commission for me. 

Health and Wellness

How Not to Die by Dr. Michael Greger

Prevent And Reverse Heart Disease: The Revolutionary, Scientifically Proven, Nutrition-Based Cure by Dr. Caldwell B. Esselstyn

Your Body in Balance: The New Science of Food, Hormones, and Health and The Vegan Starter Kit by Dr. Neil Barnhard

Fiber Fueled: The Plant-Based Gut Health Program for Losing Weight, Restoring Your Health, and Optimizing Your Microbiome by Dr. Will Bulsiewicz

The Proof Is in the Plants: How Science Shows a Plant-Based Diet Could Save Your Life (and the Planet) by Simon Hill

The Pleasure Trap by Dr. Doug Lisle and Dr. Alan Goldhamer

Mastering Diabetes by Cyrus Khambatta and Robby Barbaro

The China Study and The Future of Nutrition by T. Colin Campbell, PhD

The Secrets to Ultimate Weight Loss: A revolutionary approach to conquer cravings, overcome food addiction, and lose weight without going hungry by Chef AJ

The Starch Solution by Dr. John McDougall



Faith and Spirituality

Dance of the Dissident Daughter: A Woman’s Journey from Christian Tradition to the Sacred Feminine by Sue Monk Kidd

Leaving Church: A Memoir of Faith Barbara Brown Taylor

Saving Jesus From The Church: How to Stop Worshipping Christ and Start Following Jesus Robin R. Meyers

The Secret Book



Brain Gym (Teachers Edition: Revised)This is the ultimate how-to book for BrainGym. It has all 26 movements plus a really great guide for determining what BrainGyms work best for specific educational tasks.

Smart Moves: Why Learning Is Not All in Your Head Straight up—this book is tough to get started because the first few chapters are serious science. Once you get through the heavy stuff, it gets really awesome. Every teacher and parent will appreciate this book’s eye-opening revelations. I have taken classes under the author of this book. She is a very “with-it” person. Definitely worth your time and money.


The Dominance Factor: How Knowing Your Dominant Eye, Ear, Brain, Hand, & Foot Can Improve Your Learning This is the book that kept me from doing serious damage to my own child. I was able to figure out why one daughter responded so differently to everything, especially punishment, with this book. This is also an  Angie Recommended Must Have for any married couple. Sure makes some of those annoying quirks easier to tolerate when you realize how your mate is hard-wired.


I Am the Child: Using Brain Gym with Children Who Have Special Needs Cecilia K. Freeman has quite a story of her experiences working with severely, profoundly handicapped children and the remarkable strides they made while using the BrainGym movements.


Bal-A-Vis-X : Rhythmic Balance/Auditory/Vision eXercises for Brain and Brain-Body Integration Bill Hubert is a remarkable person and a pretty amazing teacher. I can say that because I have had the privilege of meeting him and working with him on several occasions. Bal-A-Vis-X (BAVX) is the story of how he developed rhythmic exercises over a 30 year career. BAVX is different from BrainGym, yet it is very closely related. It definitely has a place in the brain-body development field.

2 thoughts on “Reading List”

  1. How do you feel about Brain Gym and autism? I have found a way in and need to expand on it in any way possible.

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