Books I like

For books on some specific health conditions like heart disease, diabetes and chronic pains, see separate page (1).

Click on the links below to see some books that expanded my knowledge and proved useful in working with my clients. The prices shown are the total costs for getting used books in ‘Very Good’ to ‘Good’ condition by US mail (total cost of book and shipping) from, unless otherwise mentioned. Most books arrive in a week. I was rarely disappointed with the quality. I also buy used books sold at the local library book sales. They cost $0.50 to $2. I label their prices same or lower than what I have to spend, to get a replacement copy from

I sell them to my clients on “Return anytime and get full refund” policy. Many of them are happy to buy them. Some kept them forever, some returned for refund and some said “I don’t want any refund”. This arrangement is very practical and really helpful for expanding the skill set of my clients.

Healthy Aging and Dying

Alternative therapies – See Integrative therapies

Animal world

  • Zoobiquity – What animals can teach us about health and the science of healingby Barbara Natterson-Horowitz M.D  $13



Communication, Presentation, Negotiation


  • Indian cooking – unfolded & Uncomplicated by Raghavan Iyer $9
  • Vegetarian cooking by Madhur Jeffrey
  • Good and cheap – Eat well on $4 a day by Leanne Brown $11
  • Inspiralized – Turn vegetables into  healthy, creative satisfying meals by Ali Maffucci $13
  • Waste free kitchen Handbook by Dana Gunders $9


  • The smartest kids in the world – and how they got that way by Amanda Ripley $16
  • Where you go is not who you will be – An antidote to the college admission mania by Frank Bruni $15
  • Excellent Sheep: The Miseducation of the American Elite and the Way to a Meaningful Life by William Deresiewicz $11
  • The hybrid tiger – secrets of the extraordinary success of Asian American Kids by Quanyu Huang $10
  • Very good lives – The fringe benefits of failure and the importance of imagination by J K Rowling Text   TED Talk
  • Raising Can-Do kids – Giving children the tools to thrive in a fast changing world by Richard Rende and Jen Prosek $10.
  • The gardner and the carpenter – What the science of child development tells us about the relationship between parents and children By Alison Gopnik $17




  • Option B – Facing adversity, building resilience, and finding joy by Sheryl Sandberg with Adam Grant $13

Health – General and Preventive

  • The story of the human body – Evolution, health and disease by Daniel E. Lieberman $19
  • Your blood never lies – How to read a blood test for longer, healthier life by James. B. LaVealle $15
  • Missing microbes – How overuse of antibiotics is fueling our modern plagues by Martin J. Blaser $19

Health professionals

  • What patients say and what doctors hear by Danielle Orfi $16
  • Attending – Medicine, Mindfulness and Humanity by Ronald Epstein $14

Health and Ecology

  • Farmacology – What innovative family farming can teach us about health and healing: By Daphne Miller M.D Published in 2013 $ 20


  • The hypnosis treatment option by ScAoot D. Lewis $14

Healthcare business – To be a wiser consumer

Health problems – Some specific ones

Holistic therapies – See Integrative therapies

Integrative therapies

Lifestyle – See Self development


Meditation & Mindfulness


  • I contain multitudes – The microbes within us and a grander view of life by Ed young $28 (new)

Mind and Body – Healing

Natural and Home remedies



Physical Practices for Health and Healing

Psychology, Sociology and related

  • You are now less dumb by David McRaney $17
  • Just babies – the origins of Good and Evil by Paul Bloom $16
  • Nonsense – The power of not knowing by Jemie Holmes
  • Invisible influence – The hiddeedn forces that shape behavior by Jonah Berger $5


Select list of books for stressful relationships

Self development


Social media & Internet

  • Social media optimization for dummies by Ric Sherves $18
  • Social media marketing – All in one for dummies by Jan Zimmerman $5

Spirituality & Philosophy

  • Every time I find the meaning of life, they change it – Wisdom of the great philosophers on how to live by Daniel Klien $16
  • Nine essential things I’ve learned about life by Harold Kushner $17
  • Why bad things happen to good people by Harold Kushner $8
  • Waking up to the dark – Ancient wisdom for a sleepless age by Clark Strand $17


Toxins – Effect on humans

Women’s health

Yoga, Tai Chi and similar disciplines

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