Books I Love

Theresa Nicassio

Books & Authors I Love

Many people have asked me which books and experts have been particularly informative or inspiring for me on my own mind-body journey. Here is a list of some of the ones that have stood out for me these past few years.

Psychological/Emotional Wellness

Radical Acceptance (Tara Brach, PhD)
The Courage to Create (Rollo May, PhD)
Hardwiring Happiness (Rick Hansen, PhD)
Grace Unfolding (Greg Johanson & Ron Kurtz)
Man’s Search For Meaning (Viktor Frankl, MD)
The Way of the Bull (Leo Buscaglia PhD)
Kitchen Table Wisdom (Rachel Naomi Remen, MD)
Mindsight (Daniel Siegel, MD)
The Biology of Belief (Bruce Lipton, PhD)

Mindfulness-Based Wellness

Coming to Our Senses (Jon Kabat Zinn, PhD)
Full Catastrophe Living (Jon Kabat-Zinn)
The Mindful Brain (Daniel J. Siegel, MD)
The Mindful Child  (Susan Kaiser Greenland)

Brain Health

Images of Human Behavior (Daniel Amen, MD)
Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain (Daniel Siegel, MD)
Grain Brain (David Perlmutter, MD)
Magnificent Mind at Any Age (Daniel Amen, MD)
Mindsight (Daniel Siegel, MD)
Hardwiring Happiness (Rick Hansen, PhD)

Relationship Health

Hold Me Tight: Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love (Sue Johnson, PhD)
Love Sense: The Revolutionary New Science of Romantic Relationships (Sue Johnson, PhD)
Why Marriages Succeed or Fail: And How You Can Make Yours Last (John Gottman, PhD)
The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work: A Practical Guide from the Country’s Foremost Relationship Expert (John Gottman, PhD & Nan Silver)

Gut Health

Gluten Freedom (Alessio Fasano, MD)
Grain Brain (David Perlmutter, MD)
Wheat Belly (William Davis, MD)

Food As Medicine

The Hormone Diet (Natasha Turner, ND)
The Supercharged Hormone Diet  (Natasha Turner, ND)
Anticancer (David Servan-Schreiber, MD, PhD)
Crazy Sexy Cancer (Kris Carr)
Crazy Sexy Kitchen (Kris Carr with Chad Sarno)
Eat to Live (Joel Fuhrman, MD)
Forks Over Knives (T. Colin Campbell, PhD & Caldwell B. Esselstyn, MD)
The China Study (Thomas Campbell, M.D. & T. Colin Campbell, PhD)
The End of Heart Disease: The Eat to Live Plan to Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease (Joel Fuhrman)
Meals that Heal Inflammation (Julie Daniluk)
The Blood Sugar Solution (Mark Hyman, MD)
The Raw Food Revolution Diet (Cherie Soria)
Against All Grain (Danielle Walker)
The Cheese Trap: How Breaking a Surprising Addiction Will Help You Lose Weight, Gain Energy, and Get Healthy (Neal Barnard, MD)
Mindful Eating: 30 Days To A Whole New You (Karen Mayo)

Body Wellness & Anatomy

Life Is Your Best Medicine (Tieraona Low Dog, MD)
Atlas of Human Anatomy (Frank H. Netter, MD)
Silent Waves (Bruno Chickly, MD, DO (hon.)
Naturopathic Approach to Visceral Manipulation (Ron Mariotti, ND)
Wisdom in the Body (Michael Kern, DO, R.CST, M.I.Cr.A., ND)
The Biology of Belief (Bruce Lipton, PhD)

Environmental Health & Sustainability

Dodging the Toxic Bullet (David Boyd, PhD)
The Green Boat (Mary Pipher, PhD)
The Optimistic Environmentalist: Progressing Toward a Greener Future (David Boyd, Ph.D.)
The Right to a Healthy Environment (David Boyd, Ph.D.)

Cleaner, Greener, Healthier: A Prescription for Stronger Canadian Environmental Laws and Policies (David Boyd Ph.D.)
The Environmental Rights Revolution: A Global Study of Constitutions, Human Rights, and the Environment (David Boyd Ph.D.)


Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain (Daniel Siegel, MD)
Parenting from the Inside Out: How a Deeper Self-Understanding Can Help You Raise Children Who Thrive (Daniel Siegel, MD & Mary Hartzel, M.Ed)
Magnificent Mind at Any Age (Daniel Amen, MD)
The Explosive Child: A New Approach for Understanding and Parenting Easily Frustrated, Chronically Inflexible Children (Ross Greene, PhD.)
Hold On to Your Kids: Why Parents Need to Matter More Than Peers (Gordon Neufeld, Ph.D. & Gabor Mate)
Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life, 3rd Edition: Life-Changing Tools for Healthy Relationships (Marshall B. Rosenberg Ph.D.)
The Mindful Child  (Susan Kaiser Greenland)
Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children From Nature-Deficit Disorder (Richard Louv)


Plenty (Yotam Ottolenghi)
The Flavor Bible (Karen Page & Andrew Dornenburg)
The Book of Kale (Sharon Hanna)
The Book of Kale and Friends (Sharon Hanna & Carol Pope)
Gluten-Free on a Shoestring (Nicole Hunn)
Flying Apron’s Gluten-Free & Vegan Baking Book (Jennifer Katzinger)
It’s All Easy: Delicious Weekday Recipes for the Super-Busy Home Cook (Gwenyth Paltrow)
The Kind Diet (Alicia Silverstone)
Free for All Cooking: 150 Easy Gluten-Free, Allergy-Friendly Recipes the Whole Family Can Enjoy (Jules Shepard)
Nearly Normal Cooking For Gluten-Free Eating: A Fresh Approach to Cooking and Living Without Wheat or Gluten  (Jules Shepard)
The First Year: Celiac Disease and Living Gluten-Free: An Essential Guide for the Newly Diagnosed (Jules Shepard)