Recommended Reading

The following books represent both an introduction and an insight into Dr. Fishman’s philosophy and practice of health and healing.


  • The Science of Yoga – William Broad
  • The Story of the Human Body – Daniel Lieberman
  • On Immunity: An Innoculation – Eula Biss
  • Illness as Metaphor – Susan Sontag
  • Somatics – Thomas Hanna
  • For Her Own Good – 150 Years of Advice to Women – Barbara Ehrenreich and Diedre English
  • So Human an Animal – Rene Dubos
  • Consciousness and Healing – Edited by Schlits, Micozzi and Amorok
  • Health and Healing – Andrew Weil
  • Nature Cures: The History of Alternative Medicine in America -James Whorton



  • The Happiness Hypothesis – Jonathan Haidt
  • Train Your Mind, Change Your Brain – Sharon Begley
  • This is Your Brain on Music – Daniel Levin
  • The Dalai Lama at MIT – edited by Anne Harrington and Arthur Zajonc
  • The Female Brain – Louann Brizendine
  • Waking The Tiger, Healing Trauma – Peter Levine



  • A Brief History of Everything – Ken Wilber
  • The Mysticism of Music Sound and Word – Hazrat Inayat Khan
  • The Art of Power – Thich Nat Han
  • Buddhism Without Beliefs – Stephen Bachelor


  • Social Transformation of American Medicine – Paul Starr
  • The Birth of the Clinic – Michel Foucault
  • The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down – Ann Fadimon
  • For Her Own Good – Barbara Ehrenreich and Deirdre English
  • The Way of the Physician – Jacob Needleman
  • The Chair – Galen Cranz


  • The Disease Delusion – Jeffrey Bland, PhD
  • The Blood Sugar Solution – Mark Hyman, MD
  • Wheat Belly – William Davis
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