AASM - Naturopath/Clinical Herbalist Book List 20-21
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AASM - Naturopath/Clinical Herbalist Book List 2020 - 2021 Class
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Cover some books my have multiple cover designsTitle AuthorEditionRequired Reccomended OptionalAmazon quick shop link for your convenience only, links may become outdated, also feel free to shop aroundComments
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HERBAL MEDICINE DEPARTMENT
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1Herbs of Grace: Becoming Independently HealthyFarida Sharan NDRequiredhttps://www.amazon.com/Herbs-Grace-Becoming-Independently-Healthy/dp/145389408X/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=Herbs+of+Grace+Farida+Sharan&qid=1573955745&s=books&sr=1-1This book offers herbal medicine formulary, iris analysis profiles, details for utilizing applied natural therapeutics, natural medicine theory, and some backstory of an international Traditional Naturopath.This book also stands in for IRIS CONSTITUTION STUDIES, and is used during our studies of this assessment method.
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2The New Holistic HerbalDavid HoffmannAny EditionRequiredhttps://www.amazon.com/New-Holistic-Herbal-Health-Workbooks/dp/1852301937/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=the+new+holistic+herbal+david+hoffman&qid=1573956069&s=books&sr=1-1Body systems classification, a materia medica, and simple guides to medicine making
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3Back to EdenJethro KlossRequiredhttps://www.amazon.com/Back-Eden-Jethro-Kloss/dp/0940985101/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=Back+to+Eden+Jethro+Kloss&qid=1573956444&s=books&sr=1-1A classic traditional naturopath guide, offering insights into classical naturopath practices and historical practices.
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4Peterson Field Guide to Wildflowers: Northeastern and North-central North America
Roger Tory Peterson
Any EditionRequiredhttps://www.amazon.com/Peterson-Field-Guide-Wildflowers-North-central/dp/0395911729/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=Field+guide+to+Northeastern+and+North+Central+Wildflowers%2C+Peterson%2C&qid=1573956845&s=books&sr=1-1Make certain you order this exact title and not make the mistake of ordering a field guide to “medicinal herbs”.
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5Herbal Home Health Care (formerly Childhood Diseases) Dr. John R. ChristopherAny EditionRequiredhttps://www.amazon.com/Herbal-Home-Health-Care-Christopher/dp/B000KYPEN4/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=Childhood+Diseases+Dr.+John+Christopher&qid=1573957085&s=books&sr=1-1Misleadingly titled, given that it is a very good herbal medicine guide book, with the advantage of covering children’s care.
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In the foundational herbal medicine first year segment, we will give a list of “Recommended Books”-curated for guidance, but not “required”
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FOOD MEDICINE DEPARTMENT
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1The New Whole Foods Encyclopedia: A Comprehensive Resource for Healthy Eatingby Rebecca Wood2010 or newest version Requiredhttps://www.amazon.com/New-Whole-Foods-Encyclopedia-Comprehensive/dp/0143117432/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=The+New+Whole+Foods+Encyclopedia+Rebecca+Wood&qid=1573957579&s=books&sr=1-1Guide to a lot of food facts including unusual foods and offering ways to explain whole foods to clients who are new to the idea.
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2Real Food: What to Eat and Why Nina PlanckRequiredhttps://www.amazon.com/Real-Food-What-Eat-Why/dp/1632864584/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=Real+Food+by+Nina+Planck&qid=1573957842&s=books&sr=1-1
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3Deep Nutrition: Why Your Genes Need Traditional FoodDr. Catherine Shanahan, MD Requiredhttps://www.amazon.com/Deep-Nutrition-Your-Genes-Traditional/dp/1250113849/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=Deep+Nutrition+Dr.+Catherine+Shanahan%2C+MD&qid=1573958079&s=books&sr=1-1An exploration of theories about how regional foods may influence genetics, health and other factors.
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4The New Laurel's Kitchen: [A Cookbook]Laurel Robertson Any EditionRequiredhttps://www.amazon.com/New-Laurels-Kitchen-Laurel-Robertson/dp/089815166X/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=Laurels+Kitchen&qid=1573958348&s=books&sr=1-1a classic in the vegetarian realm, with nutritional information, preparation information, and in general an illuminating guide to help clients take steps towards cleaner eating
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May add or recommend another-will likely have students research and choose.
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NATURAL MEDICINE STUDENTS SHOULD BE PREPARED TO ADD A FEW BOOKS AS THEY GO.
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NATURAL MEDICINE/NATURAL THERAPEUTICS
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1Creatures of Water Hydrotherapy TextbookRJ Nikola LMTAny EditionRequiredhttps://www.amazon.com/Creatures-Hydrotherapy-Textbook-Fourth-Nikola/dp/B008DMB4SY/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=creatures+of+water+hydrotherapy&qid=1573924733&s=books&sr=1-1If you cannot find it we have some copies for sale. ($18)
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NATUROPATHIC PHYSICAL MEDICINE (Massage Therapy)
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1Massage Therapist’s Guide to Pathology: Critical Thinking and Practical ApplicationRuth Werner LMP NCTMB Latest EditionRequiredhttps://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/1496310829/ref=dp_olp_all_mbc_mma?ie=UTF8&condition=allEvery naturopath should be aware of these basic pathologies and have this as reference, so don’t let the title bog it down- it is written by an LMT and the material is relevant to other healing arts professionals.
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2Applied Anatomy & Physiology for Manual TherapistsPat Archer & Lisa A. Nelson 1st EditionRequiredhttps://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1605476552/ref=oh_aui_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1If bought NEW the publisher offers addition online resources. A&P homework is based on this text.
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3The Educated Heart: Professional Boundaries for Massage Therapists and BodyworkersNina McIntosh MSW Any EditionRequiredhttps://www.amazon.com/Educated-Heart-Professional-Boundaries-Bodyworkers/dp/1605477133/ref=sr_1_2?keywords=the+educated+heart&qid=1564180179&s=books&sr=1-2Look for older editions (newer versions are derived from another author, the earlier versions are helpful.(Each edition had different cover art)
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The Compassionate Practitioner: How to create a successful and rewarding practiceJane Wood1st EditionOptionalhttps://www.amazon.com/Compassionate-Practitioner-successful-rewarding-practice/dp/1848192223/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=The+Compassionate+Practitioner+by+Jane+Wood&qid=1573954291&s=books&sr=1-1NOT REQUIRED – but you might like to have it
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ENERGY MEDICINE AND MISC
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1Accepting Your Power to Heal: The Personal Practice of Therapeutic TouchDolores Krieger Ph.D. R.N. Requiredhttps://www.amazon.com/Accepting-Your-Power-Heal-Therapeutic/dp/1879181045/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=ACCEPTING+YOUR+POWER+TO+HEAL&qid=1573920823&s=books&sr=1-1
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2Health Building: The Conscious Art of Living WellDr. Randolph Stone1st EditionRequiredhttps://www.amazon.com/Health-Building-Conscious-Living-Well/dp/1570670811/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=Health+Building+Dr.+Randolph+Stone&qid=1573954875&s=books&sr=1-1
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3A Basic Polarity Handbookin housethis is “in house “ and we should be able to give it free/digital
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Energy Medicine book for research as by student choice
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Notes: Please leave mental and financial “space” for a few other suggestions we may wish to require of our students for an optimal educational experience. There are currently no specific books on the pillar of movement, but it is obvious that many books, from yoga, to stretching, to “Energy Exercises” (from Polarity field), have covered the benefits of movement over the years.
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