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We’ve done all the work for you—testing and recommending exceptional products and books that are all easily accessible right here on our online store. We have extensively researched and chosen the products that are safe for health and the environment, the highest quality, and the best price. The products and books listed below are those which we use and can highly recommend to support the health of you and your family.



Health & Nutrition

Urban Farming, Gardening, Preserving Food

  • Ball Blue Book Guide to Preserving by Altrista Consumer Products
  • Ball Complete Book of Home Preserving by Judi Kingry
  • The Big Book of Preserving the Harvest by Carol Costenbader
  • Chicken’s In Your Backyard: A Beginners Guide by Rick Luttmann
  • The Encyclopedia of Country Living by Carla Emery
  • Roots, Shoots, Buckets, and Boots: Gardening Together With Children by Sharon Lovejoy
  • Rosemary Gladstar’s Medicinal Herbs by Rosemary Gladstar

Science & Medicine

  • Cutting For Stone by Abraham Verghese
  • The Genie in Your Genes by Dawson Church
  • How Doctors Think by Jerome Groopman
  • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
  • Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, A Man Who Would Cure the World by Tracy Kidder
  • My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientist’s Personal Journey by Jill Bolte Taylor
  • Origins: How The Nine Months Before Birth Shape the Rest of our Lives by Annie Paul
  • Quiet: The Power of Introverts In a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain
  • The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down by Anne Fadiman

Women’s Health

  • Baby Catcher: Chronicles of a Modern Midwife by Peggy Vincent
  • Birth Matters: A Midwife’s Manifesta by Ina May Gaskin
  • The Birth Partner: A Complete Guide to Childbirth for Dads, Doulas by Penny Simkin
  • Birthing from Within: An Extra-Ordinary Guide to Childbirth Preparation by Pam England
  • The Breastfeeding Book by William Sears
  • Dr. Susan Love’s Breast Book by Susan Love
  • Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth by Ina May Gaskin
  • The Nursing Mother’s Companion by Kathleen Huggins
  • Our Bodies, Ourselves by Boston Women’s Health Book Collective
  • Taking Charge of Your Fertility by Toni Weschler
  • The Wisdom of Menopause by Christiane Northrup
  • The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding by Diane Wiessinger
  • Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom by Christiane Northrup
  • Women’s Encycolpedia of Natural Medicine by Tori Hudson

Parenting & Families

  • The Baby Book by William Sears
  • The Happiest Baby on the Block by Harvey Karp
  • Healthy Sleep Habits Happy Child by Marc Weissbluth
  • How to Talk So Kids will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk by Adele Faber
  • No Cry Sleep Solution by Elizabeth Pantley
  • Nurture Shock: New Thinking About Children by Po Bronson
  • Parenting from the Inside Out by Daniel Siegel
  • Parenting: Illustrated With Crappy Pictures by Amber Dusick
  • Positive Discipline A-Z by Jane Nelson
  • Positive Discipline for Preschoolers by Jane Nelson
  • Positive Discipline for Teenagers by Jane Nelson
  • Positive Time Out by Jane Nelson
  • Raising Baby Green: The Earth Friendly Guide to Pregnancy and Baby Care by Alan Greene
  • Siblings Without Rivalry by Adele Faber
  • Simplicity Parenting by Kim John Payne
  • The Vaccine Book by Robert Sears
  • The Whole-Brain Child by Daniel Siegel
  • Your Child’s Growing Mind by Jane Healy

 Mind, Body, Spirit

  • Awake by Matthew Sandford
  • The Buddha’s Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, and Wisdom by Rick Hanson
  • Dharma Punks by Noah Levine
  • The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom by Don Miguel Ruiz
  • Full Catastrophe Living by John Kabat Zinn
  • Meditation as Medicine by Dharma Singh Khalsa
  • Mindsight by Daniel Siegel
  • The Mood Cure by Julia Ross
  • The Natural Mind by Andrew Weil
  • A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose by Eckhart Tolle
  • The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle
  • The Science of Yoga by William Broad
  • Trauma Stewardship by Laura Van Der Noot Lipsky
  • Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers by Robert Sapolsky
  • Yoga as Medicine by Timothy McCall

Exercise & Fitness

  • The Beginning Runner’s Handbook by Ian MacNeil
  • Born to Run by Christopher McDougall
  • Chi Running by Danny Dreyer
  • The Courage to Start: A Guide to Running For Your Life by John Bingham
  • Galloway’s Book on Running by Jeff Galloway
  • Runners World Complete Book of Women’s Running by Dagny Barrios
  • Running From Start to Finish by John Stanton
  • Total Immersion: The Revolutionary Way to Swim Better, Faster, Easier by Terry Laughlin
  • The Triathlete’s Training Bible by Joe Friel
  • Triathlon 101 by John Mora


  • Addiction: The HBO Series
  • The Business of Being Born
  • A Delicate Balance
  • Dirt the Movie
  • Farmaggedon
  • Fresh
  • Foodmatters
  • Food Fight
  • Food, Inc
  • Forks Over Knives
  • The Future of Food
  • King Corn
  • Processed People
  • Supersize Me


  • Amazing  Grass Drink Powder (Chocolate, All Natural)
  • Ancient Secrets Neti Pot
  • Betty Lou’s Gluten Free Fruit Bar (Blueberry, Strawberry, Cherry)
  • Bob’s Red Mill Almond Meal/Flour
  • Bob’s Red Mill Certified Gluten Free Oatmeal
  • Bob’s Red Mill Flax Seeds
  • Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free Buckwheat Groats
  • Bob’s Red Mill Pumpkin Seeds
  • Bob’s Red Mill Sunflower Seeds
  • Chocolove Almonds and Sea Salt in Dark Chocolate
  • Coconut Dream Coconut Milk Original Unsweetened
  • Coconut Secret  Almond Coconut  Bars
  • Diva cup I, II
  • Gladrags
  • Heritage Store Castor Oil
  • KRUPS Electric Spice and Coffee Grinder
  • Living Harvest Hemp Milk Original Unsweetened
  • Lifefactory Glass Water Bottle
  • LunchSkins Reusable Sandwich and Snacks Bags
  • Native Forest Organic Classic Coconut Milk
  • Natracare Organic Cotton Tampons
  • Nature’s Way Organic Extra Virgin  Coconut oil
  • Nutiva Organic Coconut Flour
  • Nutiva Organic Hemp Protein Powder
  • Nutiva Organic Shelled Hemp Seeds
  • Oskri Gluten Free Coconut Bar, Original
  • OXO Baby Food Freezer Tray
  • Pamela’s Ultimate Baking and Pancake Mix
  • Tovolo Rocket Ice Pop Molds
  • Waterpik Ultra Water Flosser
  • Xlear Spry Gum (Cinnamon, Peppermint, Spearmint)
  • Yogourmet Electric Yogurt Maker


  • Avalon organics hand and body lotion (olive and grape seed)
  • Badger Lip Balm (Creamy Cocoa Butter)
  • Bronners soap (scent free baby safe)
  • Earth Mama Baby Angel Natural Nipple Butter
  • Ecco Bella Mascara
  • Kiss My Face Big Body Conditioner
  • Kiss My Face Big Body Volumizing Shampoo
  • Kiss My Face Miss Treated Hair Shampoo
  • Kiss My Face Whenever Conditioner Shampoo
  • Kusco-Murphy Lavender Hair Cream


  • Alba Unpetroleum Jelly
  • Avalon Organics Baby Massage Oil
  • Baby Carrot Borage Eczema Cream
  • Badger Sunscreen
  • Burt’s Bees Baby Bee Shampoo & Wash, Fragrance Free
  • California Baby Shampoo and Body wash
  • California Baby Sunscreen
  • Earth Mama Angel Baby Bottom Balm
  • Planet Wise Diaper Wet Bag
  • Snappi Cloth Diaper Fasteners
  • Thirsties Duo Covers


  • 7th Generation Automatic Dishwasher Powder, free and clear
  • 7th Generation Disinfecting Multi Surface Cleaner Lemongrass Citrus Scent
  • 7th Generation Natural Powder Laundry Detergent
  • 7th Generation Natural Toilet Bowl Cleaner
  • Earth friendly Products Toilet Kleener
  • Ecover Rinse Aid
  • Green Shield Organic Biodegradable Surface Wipes, fresh
  • The Honest Co: Honest Auto Dishwasher Gel, free and clear
  • Martha Stewart Clean Carpet Stain Remover
  • Martha Stewart Clean Laundry Detergent
  • Martha Stewart Clean Wood Floor Cleaner
  • Oxiclean Laundry Baby Stain Soaker
  • Planet Ultra Dishwashing Liquid, hypoallergenic
  • Planet Ultra Powdered Laundry Detergent Hypo-allergenic
  • Simple Green Naturals Floor Care
  • Simple green Naturals Glass & Surface Care, Rosemary Mint