July 27, 2020
by Shannon Weeks 

 17 Books every Chiropractor should Read

Some of our favorite books for health professionals

For health professionals, including chiropractors, doctors, acupuncturists and naturopaths, ongoing education and learning is vital. If you’re looking for inspiration, here are some of our favorites:

Green Book

Dr. Schmitt's classic Common Glandular Dysfunctions in the General Practice  (known as "The Green Book), won acclaim when it was published in 1981 and is still quoted today.  After all these years, a great deal of new information on the endocrine system has come forth, but the basics are still the basics, and CGD teaches the basics in a uniquely understandable and clinically applicable manner. 

100-hour course note

100-Hour Course Notes

The first and only digital manual that gives you quick access to the most common techniques used in everyday practice. You can save hours of study time with the only manual specifically written for students of the AK 100 hour course. 

Journey to Healing

Journey to Healing

In this book an experienced teacher of Applied Kinesiology (AK) shares the concepts of AK with the general public. Journey To Healing is not so much about applied kinesiology as it is about you and how your body truly works. These real-life stories give hope to anyone suffering from conditions that have not been alleviated by conventional therapies.  AK allows your doctor to instantaneously connect with your physiology and communicate at a level thought to be "impossible." As you read along, you will learn from these real-life stories that there is no such thing as impossible and that-whatever the body has created, the body can cure. Your journey to healing can begin today.

The Body keeps the score

The Body Keeps the Score

In The Body Keeps the Score, the author uses recent scientific advances to show how trauma literally reshapes both body and brain, compromising sufferer's capacities for pleasure, engagement, self-control, and trust.

Why we sleep

Why We Sleep

In this "compelling and utterly convincing" (The Sunday Times) book, preeminent neuroscientist and sleep expert Matthew Walker provides a revolutionary exploration of sleep, examining how it affects every aspect of our physical and mental well-being.

In Fitness and In Health

In Fitness and In Health

Dr. Phil Maffetone's classic book describes how to self-manage your own personal health-care program. For more than three decades, Dr. Maffetone has been treating and advising patients, coaching athletes, lecturing worldwide, and writing books about the importance of self-health care. This edition contains new information about organic foods, sunshine, gut health, and more.

The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down

The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down

"The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down." is an account of the unbridgeable gulf between a family of Hmong refugees and their American doctors.

Your Body Doesn't Lie

Your Body Doesn't Lie

Dr. John Diamond's unique, personal synthesis of developments in psychiatry, preventive medicine, kinesiology, nutrition, and music therapy.

E-Myth Physician

The E-Myth Physician

In the E-Myth Physician, bestselling author Gerber returns to his roots in order to provide indispensable advice to doctors who own and run their practices. 

Biology of Belief

The Biology of Belief

Using simple language, illustrations, humor, and everyday examples, he demonstrates how the new science of epigenetics is revolutionizing our understanding of the link between mind and matter, and the profound effects it has on our personal lives and the collective life of our species. 

Chiropractic Speaks Out

Chiropractic Speaks Out: A Reply to Medical Propaganda, Bigotry, and Ignorance

Dr. Chester A. Wilk, D.C. defends the practices of Chiropractic in a clearly defined approach to telling the truth about the profession and against the anti-chiropathic propaganda often received from those of the AMA.

Brain's Way of Healing

The Brain's Way of Healing: Remarkable Discoveries and Recoveries from the Frontiers of Neuroplasticity

The Brain's Way of Healing describes natural, noninvasive avenues into the brain provided by the energy around us—in light, sound, vibration, and movement—that can awaken the brain's own healing capacities without producing unpleasant side effects. 

Unconventional Medicine

Unconventional Medicine: Join the Revolution to Reinvent Healthcare, Reverse Chronic Disease, and Create a Practice You Love

In Unconventional Medicine, Chris Kresser presents a plan to reverse this dangerous trend.  He shows how the combination of a genetically aligned diet and lifestyle, functional medicine, and a lean, collaborative practice model can create a system that better serves the needs of both patients and practitioners.

Case Against Sugar

The Case Against Sugar

A groundbreaking, eye-opening exposé that makes the convincing case that sugar is the tobacco of the new millennium: backed by powerful lobbies, entrenched in our lives, and making us very sick.

Anatomy of an Epidemic

Anatomy of an Epidemic

In this astonishing and startling book, award-winning science and history writer Robert Whitaker investigates a medical mystery: Why has the number of disabled mentally ill in the United States tripled over the past two decades? 

Grain Brain

Grain Brain: The Surprising Truth About Wheat, Carbs and Sugar, Your Brain's Silent Killers 

The devastating truth about the effects of wheat, sugar, and carbs on the brain, with a 4-week plan to achieve optimum health. In Grain Brain, renowed neurologist David Perlmutter, MD, exposes a finding that's been buried in the medical literature for far too long: carbs are destroying your brain. 

Ignore the Awkward

Ignore the Awkward

The cholesterol campaign is the greatest medical scandal in modern time. The author's aim with this book is to show how prominent scientists have turned white into black by ignoring all conflicting observations

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