With the advent of the information age, more and more experts are using the internet as a medium to express their ideas on health and disease. However, there is still a good amount of helpful information that can be taken from books which you won’t always be able to find on the web.
Although there aren’t any books specific to acne that we’d recommend, there are a few books that will give you a better sense of the true nature of this disease. By reading these books, you’ll be able to better understand that acne is a disease which is directly related to your health.
Nutritional And Physical Degeneration, by Weston A. Price
What is it about? Nutritional and Physical Degeneration details the studies of a Dentist and scientist who traveled the world to study the health of both indigenous and Westernized countries. He noted that indigenous cultures that had no Westernized influence in food processing techniques were free from dental problems, and all disease including acne.
Why Is It Useful? This book lends an eye into the concept that modern food processing techniques is a major cause of acne. Learning from how our ancestors ate will give us a good guideline to follow when we want to cure this disease.
‘Dying To Look Good’, by Christine Farlow
What is it about? ‘Dying To Look Good’, by Christine Farlow is a paperback book about ‘The disturbing truth about what’s really in your cosmetics, toiletries, and personal care products.’
Who is behind it? Dr. Christine H. Farlow, D.C. is ‘The Ingredients Investigator.’ She has been investigating and researching the safety of ingredients used in food, cosmetics and personal care products since 1991. She is committed to finding the truth about these chemicals, many not adequately tested and used far too often, by manufacturers in products we put in and on our bodies.
Why is it useful? You can refer to this book and my section on Natural Acne Treatments to make informed decisions on the cosmetic products you are using on your face and body.
Know Your Fats : The Complete Primer for Understanding the Nutrition of Fats, Oils and Cholesterol
What is it about? Know Your Fats, by Mary G Enig. PhD is a complete resource to understanding fats and their importance in a healthy diet.
Who is behind it? Mary G. Enig is one of the world’s leading lipid biochemists. She made her mark in the nutritional world in 1978 when she and her colleagues at the University of Maryland published a paper in Federation Proceedings that directly challenged government assertions that higher cancer rates were associated with animal fat consumption.
Why is it useful? The book effectively discards politically correct notions that saturated fats are unhealthy. It also provides a complete resource to understanding all types of fats, which are healthy, and which are not.
Sugar Blues, by William Dufty
What is it about? In the book, Dufty makes the case that sugar is an addictive drug, that it is extremely harmful to the human body, and that the sugar industry conspires to keep Americans addicted to sugar.
Why is it useful? The book gives us a better understanding on why too much sugar causes health problems in our body that directly relate to acne. To find out more about this concept, read the posts titled ‘Sugar Causes Acne‘ and ‘The Top 3 Foods That Cause Acne.’
Nourishing Traditions, by Sally Fallon and Mary G. Enig, PhD
What is it about? The cookbook that challenges politically correct nutrition and the diet dictocrats. It provides a modern adaptation of recipes that our ancestors used to cook. These ancestors were healthy, living disease free for many years.
Why is it useful? Nourishing Traditions is more than a cookbook–it’s an education that will lead you to “cook with pride,” as you will know that you are giving your family the proper nourishment for a lifetime of vigorous good health. Now that is the real “joy of cooking!”
The 100% Natural Skin Care Handbook, by Focus:Acne
What is it about? This handbook features natural & organic skin care products available on the web.
Why is it useful? Most skin care products you are using on your face, day in and day out, contain ingredients that are unnecessarily aggravating, and harmful to your skin’s health. This book filters out all the bad products leaving you only with the best.
Stay tuned as I add more helpful books to this list.