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Below are some great health, nutrition and wellness resources I’ve found over the years. There are shopping lists, recipes, books, websites, podcasts, and educational programs.  I’ll keep this section updated as I learn more, so check back often! 

Free eBook & .mp3

Check out my free eBook, Your Path to Vibrant Health.  It’s a downloadable .pdf or you can listen to the .mp3 I recorded.  It’s 25-pages focused on the 3 MOST IMPORTANT healthy eating steps that leading-edge research and many experts with years of applied practice show will help you achieve vibrant health. Click here to get your copy.

Favorite Foods Shopping List

Check out my web page listing all my favorite healthy food staples. Including some “healthier” treat alternatives and comfort foods. 

Recipes

Check out Paleo Leap’s great recipe library.

Informational Websites:

Chris Kresser: One of my favorite teachers and Functional Medicine practitioners.  Chris has loads of good, well researched information on his website.

Dr. Mark Hyman:  One of the leaders in the field of Functional Medicine.  He is also an expert on Fat, Sugar and other key health issues. Site has a lot of good information.

MindBodyGreen: A nice variety of articles on health and wellness related topics.

EWG (Environmental Working Group): A fantastic resource.  They have rankings of thousands of food and health related products, ranking their ingredients — looking for pesticides and toxins.  Check out their consumer guide.  And they have great smart phones apps that allow you to scan the barcodes of products through your phones camera and will tell you that products of foods rank.  You’ll also want to check out their top clean and dirty foods lists.  They also now have a great foodscores website with information on a whole host of foods you might buy at the grocery store.

Dave Asprey & Bulletproof Blog:  Dave is a well-known bio-hacker and podcaster, with lots of great information, data and products.  They’ve tracked

Peter Attia’s Eating Academy: Excellent research and writing on a range of topics, including Cholesterol.

Alliance for Natural Health: ANH-USA is part of an international organization dedicated to promoting natural and sustainable health—and, in particular, consumer freedom of choice in healthcare—through good science and good law.

Kris Carr:  If you are looking for good vegan health food resources, here is a good site.

Box Breathing Video: a great tool to help calm yourself down and relax. 

Calm: a popular app for reducing stress and anxiety, including guided meditations.  

 

Books:

Nutrition:

The Paleo Cure: Prevent and Reverse Disease, Lose Weight Effortlessly, and Look and Feel Better than Ever by Chris Kresser

Food: What the Heck Should I Eat? by Mark Hyman, M.D

Paleo Principles: The Science Behind the Paleo Template, Step-by-Step Guides, Meal Plans, and 200+Healthy and Delicious Recipes for Real Life. By Sarah Ballantyne, PhD

Deep Nutrition by Catherine Shanahan, MD

Eating on the Wild Side: The Missing Link to Optimum Health by Jo Robinson

Recipes

Nom Nom Paleo: Food for Humans (Volume 1) by Michelle Tam and Henry Fong

Food: What the Heck Should I Cook?: More than 100 Delicious Recipes—Pegan, Vegan, Paleo, Gluten-free, Dairy-free, and More—For Lifelong Health by Mark Hyman

Functional Medicine and Healing

The Immune System Recovery Plan: A Doctor’s 4-Step Program to Treat Autoimmune Disease by Susan Blum, MD, MPH

The Disease Delusion: Conquering the Causes of Chronic Illness for a Healthier, Longer, and Happier Life by Dr. Jeffrey S. Bland

Gut and Psychology Syndrome: Natural Treatment for Autism, Dyspraxia, A.D.D., Dyslexia, A.D.H.D., Depression, Schizophrenia Revised & enlarged Edition by Natasha Campbell-McBride (This book suggestion is for people with serious gut problems only, not a good general purpose diet).

The Whole30: The 30-Day Guide to Total Health and Food Freedom by Hartwig Urban, Melissa and Dallas Hartwig

Pets!

Canine Nutrigenomics: The New Science of Feeding Your Dog for Optimum Health by W. Jean Dodds and Diana R. Laverdure

Psychology/Spirit/Social Change

A Return to Love; Healing the Soul of America; andA Politics of Love by Marianne Williamson (three different books)

The Untethered Soul by Michael A. Singer

The Power of Attachment: How to Create Deep and Lasting Intimate Relationships by Diane Poole Heller, PhD

The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma by Bessel Van der Kolk MD

Wired for Love: How Understanding Your Partner’s Brain and Attachment Style Can Help You Defuse Conflict and Build a Secure Relationship by Stan Tatkin, PsyD, MFT

Hardwiring Happiness: The New Brain Science of Contentment, Calm and Confidence by Rick Hanson, PhD

Coming Back to Life: Practices to Reconnect our Life, Our World by Joanna Macey and Molly Young Brown

A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle

Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming by Paul Hawken and Tom Steyer

 

Podcasts:

The Paleo View: Sarah Ballantyne PhD (scientist) and Stacy Toth humorously talk about paleo lifestyle.

The Doctors Pharmacy: Mark Hyman, MD. One of the smartest guys when it comes to nutrition and Functional Medicine. 

Revolution Health Radio: Chris Kresser Podcast.  He’s one of my favorite experts in Functional Medicine.

The Healthy Rebellion Radio Podcast: With Robb Wolf focuses on Paleo diet, nutrition, fitness and health.

Nourish Balance Thrive: These guys are smart. Lot’s of good topics. Often more related to fitness, but still broad enough for those for whom that isn’t their focus.

Bulletproof Radio: Dave Asprey’s Podcast.  Loads of great interviews with leading thinkers.

The Tim Ferriss Show: Features a variety of topics and guests, often related to personal growth and health.

Super Soul Sunday: Oprah’s interviews turned into a podcast.

Great Teachers and Practitioners:

Online Education and Courses:

Robb Wolf Resource Library: Great resource for going Paleo or keto.

Metabolic Healing: Learn about gene expression, labwork and more if you want a deeper dive.

Seeking Health: Seeking Health Educational Institute (SHEI) identifies and assimilates clinically-relevant research in the areas of nutrigenomics and methylation.

Functional Medicine Based Long-term Educational Training Programs:

Kresser Academy

Holistic Nutrition Lab’s Full Body Systems

Institute for Nutritional Endocrinology

Psychology of Eating: Marc David

Check your Health!

These are some services you can use to input your genetics and/or labwork to get a snapshot of how you might be doing in some health related areas.

StrateGene: Check your genes.Overlay your SNPs or that of your patient’s SNPs onto the Pathway Planner using StrateGene Strategic Genetic Analysis! After two years of digging through research, Dr. Lynch’s research team has identified key SNPs which are clinically relevant – and more importantly – which ones are not.

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