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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! 

RecipesUseful WebsitesBooksPodcastsTeachers & Practitioners

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.

 

Useful Websites:

Health & Wellness:

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.

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.  

Activism & Social Change Organizations:

Just a few, related to issues addressed in my book and on my website.

The Peace Alliance: A great org that advocates for peacebuilding and practical policies we can implement to bring about more peace and connection in society. They have a Blueprint for Peace that focuses on: humanizing justice systems; empowering community interventions; teaching peace in our schools; enhancing personal and interpersonal supports; and fostering international peacebuilding initiatives. I’m also a co-founder. 

Nutrition Coalition: They have a primary goal of ensuring that U.S. nutrition policy is based on rigorous scientific evidence, ensuring evidence-based nutrition policy. 

Alliance for Natural Health: The largest organization in the US and abroad working to protect your right to utilize safe, effective, and inexpensive healing therapies based on high-tech testing, diet, supplements, and lifestyle changes. They believe a system that is single-mindedly focused on “treating” sick people with expensive drugs, rather than maintaining healthy people, is neither practical nor economically sustainable. http://www.anh-usa.org

Pachamama Alliance: A global community that offers people the chance to learn, connect, engage, travel and cherish life for the purpose of creating a sustainable future that works for all. Particularly focused on ecology and environmental issues.

River Phoenix Center for Peacebuilding: Their mission is to enrich the lives of individuals, families, and communities by providing and promoting the best practices and principles of peacebuilding and global sustainability.

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

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

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:

Health:

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.

Personal Growth:

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

Unlocking Us with Brene Brown

Tara Brach: Mindfulness teacher

The Tim Ferris Show

Essential Conversations with Rabbi Rami from Spirituality and Health Magazine

 

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

 

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