INFJ Books: Recommended Reading List #1

I thought I’ll start posting reading lists that will include books and articles I want to recommend in various subjects. Many in subjects like psychology, biology, science but also some fiction. Some might also prove valuable for INFJ types and like minded. Here is my first list post:


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Mean Genes: From Sex To Money To Food: Taming Our Primal Instincts

Why do we want—and why do we do—so many things that are bad for us? And how can we stop? In Mean Genes economist Terry Burnham and biologist Jay Phelan offer advice on how to conquer our own worst enemy—our survival-minded genes. Having evolved in a time of scarcity, when our ancestors struggled to survive in the wild, our genes are poorly adapted to the convenience of modern society. They compel us to overeat, spend our whole paycheck, and cheat on our spouses. But knowing how they work, Burnham and Phelan show that we can trick these “mean genes” into submission and cultivate behaviors that will help us lead better lives. A lively, humorous guide to our evolutionary heritage, Mean Genes illuminates how we can use an understanding of our biology to beat our instincts—before they beat us.


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Mean Genes: From Sex To Money To Food: Taming Our Primal Instincts

This is a very interesting book I’m currently reading which explains how human psychology is connected to evolutionary biology. The book explains how we do not really function that differently from all the other animals on this planet. It is a great guide to learn to understand why you can sometimes do and act in ways that you feel is not who you really are on a conscious level. Great book for personal development!



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Adaptogens: Herbs for Strength, Stamina, and Stress Relief

“We need adaptogens for their powerful effect of restoring and protecting our health. Finally, this important healing concept is made accessible to a wider audience.”
Handmade Herbal Medicines and Natural Therapy for Your Liver“Adaptogens are destined to play an increasingly important role in the future of health care. This book provides an excellent introduction to and comprehensive overview of their traditional uses and of the science supporting their safety and therapeutic benefits.”
–MARK BLUMENTHAL, founder and executive director of the American Botanical Council“Brilliant! . . . a definitive work on this most important group of medicinal plants.”
–ROSEMARY GLADSTAR, founder of United Plant Savers and author ofHerbal Healing for WomenWe all deal with stress every day, and every day our bodies strive to adapt and stay balanced and healthy. InAdaptogens, authors David Winston and Steven Maimes provide a comprehensive look into adaptogens, nontoxic herbs such as ginseng, eleuthero, and licorice, that produce a defensive response to stress in our bodies. These rejuvenating herbs and tonics help the body to “adapt” to the many influences it encounters. They increase stamina and counter the normal effects of aging and thus are becoming important tools in sports medicine and in the prevention and treatment of chronic fatigue and other stress-related disorders.Winston and Maimes present the historical uses of these herbal remedies in India, Russia, China, and the Americas and explain how they work and why they are so effective at combating stress-induced illness. Monographs for each adaptogen also present the latest scientific research and include the origin, traditional use, actions, properties, preparation, and dosage for each herb.


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This book might just be one of the best buys I have ever done. Since I started to learn about herbal medicine and adaptogens my quality of life has increased tremendously. I no longer have to take my asthma or sinus medication, I have increased energy and feel great. Can workout often and recover fast, my insomnia is gone and I sleep like a baby. The best thing of all, my anxiety and stress levels are greatly improved. I have even been and had my blood values tested and my immune system levels are higher then they have ever been.

I think everybody owe it to themselves to learn about this area of medicine and how it can help you in a natural way that does not involve the side effects of conventional medicine. How to stay healthy and disease free with herbs that been used for thousands of years in many different parts of the world. I can’t recommend this book enough!


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The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

“Sherman Alexie tells the story of Junior, a budding cartoonist growing up on the Spokane Indian Reservation. Determined to take his future into his own hands, Junior leaves his troubled school on the rez to attend an all-white farm town high school where the only other Indian is the school mascot. Heartbreaking, funny, and beautifully written, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, which is based on the author’s own experiences, coupled with poignant drawings that reflect the character’s art, chronicles the contemporary adolescence of one Native American boy as he attempts to break away from the life he thought he was destined to live.The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, Alexie’s YA debut, released in hardcover to instant success, recieving seven starred reviews, hitting numerous bestseller lists, and winning the 2007 National Book Award for Young People’s Literature.”
This is the month’s fiction recommendation and this book was released some years ago but I recently just discovered it. Not many books has made me laugh out loud like this one did. It’s a book that is written for both teens and adults and it brings up many important questions about life while still managing to keep it cheerful and funny. The book explains the lives of Native Americans and the struggles they have living in reservations closed off from the rest of the world. Truly great story that will stay with you for a long time!


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