Peaches ripen with time, just as healing after grief lets life feel sweet againThis page provides a list of books and resources that have helped me build good health. I am grateful to the people behind these sites and publications for inspiration and invaluable practical information and hope these links will help you find additional help when you need it.

Strength Training

Ageless Athletes: A strength training site from a veteran lifter and researcher offering valuable information on all aspects of fitness and the possibility of a personal consultation. The creator of Ageless Athletes publishes Master Trainer, a journal for experienced strength trainers. I’ve published many articles in this journal and highly recommend it for healthy and scientifically-based advice on exercise and health.

Body Building For Seniors: This website is dedicated to strength, health, and fitness for older people. This site has interesting information for those who want to keep their fitness levels high as they age. It’s motivating to see how fit people in their 50s and 60s can be.

Brzycki, Matt, A Practical Approach to Strength Training.

Delavier, Frederic. Strength Training Anatomy. Enjoy the anatomical drawings but I recommend ignoring the form instructions.

McRobert, Stuart. Build Muscle, Lose Fat, Look Great Despite the musclebound cover, this is a good book for beginners and anyone interested in improving their health.

McRobert, Stuart. The Insider’s Tell-All Handbook on Weight Training Technique. This exceptional book is for those experienced with strength training and serious about improving exercise form.

Nelson, Dr. Miriam, Strong Women Stay Young.

—-. Strong Women and Men Beat Arthritis.

Strong Women:  This website focuses on the work of Dr. Miriam Nelson, Director of the Center for Physical Activity and Nutrition and Associate Professor of Nutrition at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University. Tufts has done excellent research on strength training for women and older adults. There is valuable information about motivation, exercise, recipes, and more on this site, so don’t be discouraged by all the advertisements.

Winett, Richard, Master Trainer: Lifetime Bodybuilding and Masters Athletes.

 Natural Health

Davies, Clair. The Trigger Point Therapy Workbook.

Evans, William, Ph.D. and Rosenberg, Irwin, H., M.D., Biomarkers: The Ten Keys to Prolonging Vitality

Gladstar, Rosemary. Herbal Healing for Women.

Harvard Medical School. Harvard Women’s Health Watch.

Hudson, Tori, N.D. Women’s Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine: Alternative Therapies and Integrative Medicine.

Northrup, Dr. Christiane. Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom.

Tufts University. Health and Nutrition Letter: This is my favorite health newsletter. The website is generous with information and not commercial.

Weil, Andrew, M.D. Natural Health, Natural Medicine: A Comprehensive Manual for Wellness and Self-Care.


Center for Science in the Public Interest. Nutrition Action Healthletter.

Fletcher, Anne M. Thin For Life: 10 Keys To Success From People Who Have Lost Weight And Kept It Off.

Weil, Andrew. Eating Well for Optimum Health.

Willett, Walter. Eat, Drink, and Be Healthy.

World’s Healthiest Foods: This is a terrific nutrition website. Here’s what they do, in their own words: “The George Mateljan Foundation is a non-profit organization free of commercial influence, which provides this website for you free of charge. Our purpose is to provide you with unbiased scientific information about how nutrient-rich World’s Healthiest Foods can promote vibrant health and energy and fit your personal needs and busy lifestyle.” They deliver.


Bone Health and Menopause

Brown, Susan. Better Bones, Better Body. Check out her website, too.

Love, Dr. Susan. Dr. Susan Love’s Menopause and Hormone Book: Making Informed Choices.

Nelson, Dr. Miriam. Strong Women, Strong Bones.

Northrup, Dr. Christiane. The Wisdom of Menopause.

Sanson, Gillian. The Myth of Osteoporosis: What Every Woman Should Know About Creating Bone Health.