Sid's books

Ultra Running for Normal People: Life Lessons Learned On and Off the Trail


“Ultra Running for Normal People: Life Lesson Learned On and Off the Trail”
by Sid Garza-Hillman (Blue Star Press), foreword by Skip Brand.

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Released in April 2021

“Six Truths: Live by these truths and be happy. Don’t, and you won’t.”
by Sid Garza-Hillman (Rare Bird Books).

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Six Truths: Live by these trusths and be happy. Don't and you won't.
Raising Health Parents: Small Steps, Less Stress and a Thriving Family by Sid Garza-Hillman


Released in September 2017

“Raising Healthy Parents: Small Steps, Less Stress and a Thriving Family”
by Sid Garza-Hillman (Roundtree Press), foreword by Matt Frazier.

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“Sid Garza Hillman is a wellness guru and a treasured source of practical tips perfect for weary parents wanting to make a meaningful shift in their lifestyle. We love Sid’s direct and comedic approach to creating a healthy and happy family in a modern-day world.”

Rich Roll, podcaster & author of Finding Ultra, and Julie Piatt, author of This Cheese is Nuts, parents and coauthors of The Plantpower Way

“There are so many people out there speaking about “Wellness”, but few do it so practically as Sid Garza-Hillman. After all, I can tell you the science behind a healthy diet, but I cannot tell you how to make living healthy normal while working and caring for a family. Sid is extremely knowledgeable, very entertaining, and most importantly skillful at guiding you to a healthy lifestyle. This is a must read for busy families looking for a better way.”

Garth Davis M.D., author of Proteinaholic

Parenting will never be easy. But it can be a heck of a lot more rewarding, enjoyable, and effective with the right mindset and communication strategies. Raising Healthy Parents is a sane, funny, and eminently practical guide to the journey of a lifetime. If your parenting could use an infusion of joy, clarity, and compassion, Sid is your guide, and Raising Healthy Parents is your user’s manual.

Howard Jacobson, PhD, Host of The Plant Yourself Podcast, Contributing Author to Proteinaholic and Whole

Small Steps for the win! For achieving a healthier, happier family, you’ve found the best approach for creating lasting change, and the best person you could have chosen to be your guide on this journey.

Matt Frazier, author of No Meat Athlete, and The No Meat Athlete Cookbook

A fun, easy to read, practical parenting book that cuts the crap and gimmicks to focus on the real goal: happiness. Sid Garza-Hillman’s approach centers around becoming a happy and well-balanced parent, and in turn, raising healthy, thriving, and yes, happy, children. A must read for new parents like myself.

Doug Hay, Founder of Rock Creek Runner and Co-Host of No Meat Athlete Radio

As parents, we are inundated with information about how to raise our children but receive little, if any, guidance on how to raise ourselves. Healthy, active, well-adjusted parents are more resilient and better suited to the task of childrearing and LIFE. Sid Garza Hillman walks us through the process of achieving this end in a practical, realistic, no BS way.

Aaron Stuber & Jackson Long of Thought For Food Lifestyle

“Parenting is an imperfect art.” It’s not about following the latest model for modifying children’s behaviors; It’s about the parents. In his charismatic tone, Sid sets an example for parents to first understand more about themselves in order to build a healthy family. Whether your children are just a glimmer in your eye or getting ready to flee the nest, this is a must read that will create a positive transformation for you, your home and your family.”

Adam and Shoshana Chaim, Co-hosts, The Plant Trainers Podcast


Released in January 2013

“Approaching the Natural: A Health Manifesto”
by Sid Garza-Hillman (Roundtree Press), foreword by Biz Stone.

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“Finally. A fad-free holistic approach to optimal nutrition and lifestyle focused on long-term sustainability over quick fixes and gimmicky weight loss tips. This is not a ‘diet book.’ Rather, it is a winning primer that provides the reader with comprehensive experience-based information and easily digestible and incremental tools designed to establish and maintain complete holistic wellness that begins with the plate and gracefully extends to the physical, mental, spiritual and natural. A must read for anyone looking to take their wellness to the next level.”

—Rich Roll, Ultra-distance Athlete and Bestselling Author of Finding Ultra: Rejecting Middle Age, Becoming One of the World’s Fittest Men, and Discovering Myself

“Sid’s book is a fresh and sensible approach to health that anyone can follow. And, it’s fun to read!”

—Gene Baur, President and Co-founder of Farm Sanctuary, and author of Farm Sanctuary: Changing Hearts and Minds about Animals and Food

“A healthy approach to living should be effortless and enjoyable. Most experts proffer some variation of ‘no pain, no gain.’ Sid offers us another way —the good way…You’ll get to know Sid’s affable personality present in these pages. Sid has taught me that approaching a natural lifestyle is a gift, not a struggle.”

—Biz Stone, Co-founder of Twitter & Author