In order to be on the same page, we would like to share some of the resources that have inspired the making of Goshen thus far! Our recommended books discuss topics of health related to indigenous diet, barefoot running, and living in community. We read them from cover to cover and they transformed the way we eat and exercise. We hope you walk away from reading wearing Vibram five-finger "barefoot" shoes like we did!
“In this bracingly hopeful and eminently practical book, Daphne Miller shows us how we can bring the wisdom of traditional diets to our own plates, in the interest of both our health and our pleasure. The Jungle Effect is a fascinating, useful and important book.” - Michael Pollan, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Omnivore’s Dilemma and In Defense of Food
“Born to Run is an epic adventure that began with one simple question: Why does my foot hurt? In search of an answer, Christopher McDougall sets off to find a tribe of the world's greatest distance runners (the Tarahumara) and learn their secrets, and in the process shows us that everything we thought we knew about running is wrong...For centuries they have practiced techniques that allow them to run hundreds of miles without rest and chase down anything from a deer to an Olympic marathoner while enjoying every mile of it.” - Christopher McDougall
“The Tarahumara essentially run barefoot or in sandals (called huaraches) and experience very little in the way of injury. Over the years, running shoes have become more and more cushioned with more and more high-tech gadgetry attached. Rather than improving our runs, these developments seem to have worsened them.”- Chris McDougall