On The 10th Day of Christmas, My Chiropractor Recommended To Me- Life Changing Books and Cool Websites

Alternative health

I love to read…I read 4 or 5 books at once. I keep them on my nightstand and pick up whichever one I’m in the mood for prior going to sleep.

About half of the books I read have to do with advancing my knowledge on my career- Complimentary and Alternative Medicine The other half are on personal development, business, success, family and parenting. I also like to read some leisure books about the old west or Native American lore or fly-fishing. Some of my books aren’t actually books but websites.

I’ll let you in on some of my favorites. (Amazon.com can still get these to you by Christmas eve!)

Here are some books that I’ve read lately that may be able to help you in these areas in your life- they’ve certainly made a big difference in my life.

Complimentary and Alternative Medicine


The Paleo Diet Cookbook- My way of eating.

Why We Get Fat- This one hasn’t come out yet. It is by the most prolific researcher on nutrition in our era, Gary Taubes. It is the definitive truth about the science of how to lose weight and how how we get fat.

The Primal Blueprint- My lifestyle.

Nourishing Traditions-  Classic.

The 6-Week Cure for the Middle Aged Middle- By one of my favorite MD’s, Dr. Michael Eades.


The Metabolic Effect- A scientifically accurate way to exercise for health, fitness, weight loss and longevity.

Core Performance and Athletes Performance- Two of my favorite athletic performance training sites by one of my sports medicine mentors Mark Verstegen.

Personal Development and Success

Inspired Destiny- By my mentor, Dr. John F. Demartini.

Success Magazine- This magazine is published by one of my business mentors, Darren Hardy. This would make a great last minute Christmas gift, a year-long subscription to Success Magazine.

The Relaxation Response- A simple, effective mind-body technique to take control over stress and performance. I first learned this technique from a sports psychologist while playing football in college. I think everyone should learn it. It’s easy to learn and gives you back the control you think you have lost over your circumstances and health.


Good To Great- Just what it says. Great book.

How To Make One Hell Of A Profit and Still Get To Heaven- John F. Demartini


Romancing Your Child’s Heart- I don’t know how this didn’t become a best-seller. I read it two weeks after my first boy was born and cried probably twelve times in thirteen chapters. One of my patients wrote this book, Monte Swan. He is a steadfast Christian father and wonderful human being. Let’s see if we can make it a best-seller. This is a must read for any parent, especially Christian parents.

The Talent Code – I was raised, in part, by my coaches in sports. Being an old athlete and a new Dad makes this book very special. One of my all-time favorites. Great for any parent or teacher or coach.


Leisure Reading

The Art of Manliness- One of my favorite blogs to read. A timeless guide that captures the essence of being a ‘real man.’ (Also great for women to learn about men or for mom’s who have boys).

The Rustic Home- My favorite coffee table book.

Garden Railroading- Something I want to get into with my boys.


Fly-fishing Kamchatka, Russia


Posted from Newtown, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Ron Spallone

Dr. Ron Spallone, DC is the chiropractic clinic director. His passion is the driving force behind Denver Chiropractor dot com. He's been a Colorado chiropractor for over 15 years.


  1. January 24, 2011, 4:42 pm

    What a great escape! worked 14 hours on the net today, went out, came back, type a word in Google and I am now back on reading blogs! Thanks for sharing anyway.

    • Dr. Ron
      January 25, 2011, 4:34 pm


  2. Joseph
    March 8, 2011, 12:28 am

    I have read a few of those, I need to check out the ones you have on nutrition, they look very good too, my favorite of the ones I have read was by far The Metabolic Effect!

  3. Kristin
    March 8, 2011, 12:33 am

    I have been a subscriber to the Success Magazine for a while now and every issue is great! I will be checking out the other books you listed too and will keep an eye on the comments for other favorites of readers!

  4. Sonia
    April 15, 2011, 11:27 pm

    These seem to be great books to pass your time with. Well you’re learning while your reading. Definitely life changing books. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Merly
    April 19, 2011, 9:30 pm

    I love reading books especially about health and lifestyle. Thanks for sharing these great books!

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