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Course Title:  Naturopathic Practitioner

Please purchase one of the following for Anatomy & Physiology.

Introduction to Naturopathy

Cordingley E.W. Principles and Practice of Naturopathy. Reprinted by Health Research, Mokelumne, CA, originally written in 1924. ISBN 0-78730-200-7

Connelly, D.M., Ph.D., M.Ac. Traditional Acupuncture and the Law of the Five Elements. ISBN 0-91238-103-5 [order at 615-896-1549]

Anatomy & Physiology

Grays Anatomy ISBN 0-89471-135-0

Computer Program: A.D.A.M. (Best Source)

Guyton, A.C.; Hall, J.E. Textbook of Medical Physiology, 9th ed. W.B. Saunders, Philadelphia, 1996. ISBN 0-7216-5944-6

Biochemistry & Naturopathic Toxicology

Ziff, Sam. Silver Dental Fillings - The Toxic Time Bomb. ISBN 0-94335-824-8

Ziff, Sam . Infertility & Birth Defects. ISBN 0-94101-103-8

Yiamouyiannis , John, Dr. Fluoride - The Aging Factor. ISBN 0-91357-103-2

Benjamini, Eli. Immunology: A Short Course, 3rd ed. New York, 1996. ISBN 0-471-59791-0

Saunders, W.B. Pathologic Basis of Disease, 6th ed. Philadelphia, 1999. ISBN 0-7216-7335-X

Goldberg, S. Clinical Biochemistry Made Ridiculously Simple, 2nd ed. 1966. ISBN 0-940780-30-5

Tilden, J.H. Toxemia Explained. ISBN 1-56459-869-1

Holistic Health Practitioner Training (NPR)

Ornish, Dean, M.D. Love and Survival. ISBN 0-06093-020-9

Holmes. The Science of Mind. ISBN 0-87477-921-9

Levy & Lehr. Your Body Can Talk - How to Use Simple Muscle Testing. ISBN 0-93425-268-8

Dale, Theresa, Ph.D., C.C.N., N.P. Transform Your Emotional DNA.

ISBN 0-96529-476-5

Macrobiotic Dietary Evaluations & Living Foods

Varona, Verne "Nature's Cancer Fighting Foods";

ISBN: 0735201765 - Prentice Hall Press/Avery-Penguin/Putnam

Wolf, D. Sunfood Success Diet

Elysa Markowitz (760) 251-7488 Warming Up to Living Foods ISBN 1-57067-065-X


Therapeutic Nutrition

Mindell, Earl. Peak Performance Bible, Fireside, 2001, ISBN 0-7432-0437-9.

Mindell, Earl. 101 Natural Remedies, 2001,

Mindell, Earl, The Vitamin Bible, ISBN: 0446607029.

Bock, K. & Sabin, N.  The Road to Immunity. Pocket Books Health Publishers. ISBN 0-671-54507-8

Perlmutter, D.  The Perlmutter Health Center, Publisher.  ISBN: 0-9635874-1-2

Krohn, J. Taylor, F. Natural Detoxification. Hartley & Marks, Publishers. ISBN: 9-780881-791877

Zand, Spreen and LaValle. Smart Medicine for Healthier Living. Avery Publishing Group, ISBN D-89529-867-8

Jensen, B. The Science and Practice of Iridology. Escondido, CA, 1989. ISBN 9-99000-426-9

Marion, J.B. Anti-Aging Manual. [888-963-7131] ISBN 0-96449-991-6


The Most Comprehensive Study of Nutrition Ever Conducted and the Startling Implications for Diet, Weight Loss and Long-Term Health by Thomas M. Campbell II (ISBN10: 1932100385)

Balancing Body Chemistry

Balancing Body Chemistry (This document is online in your training): You will learn specific education about various blood and urine chemistry tests, optimum reference ranges used for nutritional evaluation.




Fratkin, John. Chinese Herbal Patent Medicines: a clinical desk reference. (2001) ISBN 0962607843

Culpepper, N. Culpepper's Complete Herbal. Wordsworth Reference, Hertfordshire, UK, 1995. ISBN 0-57200-203-3

Gruenwald, J., et al. PDR for Herbal Medicines, 1st ed. Medical Economics Co., Montvale, NJ, 1999. [201-767-7600] ISBN 1-56363-292-6

McGufin, M.; Hobbs, C.; Upton, R. & Goldberg, A.  American Herbal Products Association. CRC Press, New York, 1997. ISBN 0-8493-1675-8


The ABC Clinical Guide to Herbs by Mark Blumenthal, Josef Brinckmann, and Bernd Wollschlaeger (Hardcover - April 15, 2003)
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Rational Phytotherapy: A Reference Guide for Physicians and Pharmacists by Volker Schulz, Rudolf Hänsel, Mark Blumenthal, and V. E. Tyler (Hardcover - Nov 18, 2004)
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Botanical Medicine: Efficacy, Quality Assurance and Regulation by Mark Blumenthal, Daniel Eskinazi, Norman Farnsworth, and Chance W Riggins (Paperback - Jan 15, 1999)
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Magnet Therapy

Becker, Robert O. Cross Currents: The Perils of Electropollution; The Promise of Electromedicine. Jeremy Thatcher, Inc. ISBN 0-87477-609-0


Lawless, J. Encyclopedia of Essential Oils – The Complete Guide. Element Books, New York, 1995. ISBN 1-85230-311-5 or ISBN 1-85230-721-8 (Illustrated Guide)

Schnaubelt, Kurt. Medical Aromatherapy. Inner Tradition. ISBN 0-89281-743-7.

**Available through Kurt Schnaubelt (415-479-9129).


Valnet, Jean. Practice of Aromatherapy: A Classic Compendum ofÉ.. Inner Traditions International, 1995. ISBN 0-89281-398-9.

Energetic Healing

Zoll, S.J. The Bridge Between Acupuncture and Modern Bio-Energetic Medicine. Haug International, Brussels, 1993. ISBN 2-8043-4001-5 (available through Bio-Eclectic at 800-888-9789).  If this book is not available, we will pass out handouts with the necessary information.

Homeopathy & Homeopathic Counseling & Kinesiological Testing

Most of the following books can be purchased at a discount from Minimum Price Homeopathic Book at

The Science of Homeopathy  Vithoulkas, George. 

ISBN 0-80215-120-5

Organon of Medicine  Hahnemann, Samuel. ISBN 81-7021-085-2

For those that can read German they can access this text written in its original language at:

Materia Medica with Repertory  Boericke, W.M.

ISBN 0-68576-567-9 or ISBN 81-7021-003-8

Kent's Repertory with Word Index, 6th edition

Lectures on Homeopathic Materia Medica, James Tyler Kent

Word Index with Rubrics of Kent's Repertory  Patel, R.P.  ISBN 9-99014-352-8

A Dictionary of Practical Materia Medica  Clark, J.H.  ISBN 0-85032-139-5.

Divided Legacy, Vol. III  Coulter, Harris.  ISBN 0-91302-896-7

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