Overview

Books

Magazines

What Doctor’s Don’t Tell You
Published out of the UK by health detective and author, Lynne McTaggart and her husband Bryan Hubbard, this is a magazine filled with leading-edge research and science-backed nuggets and stories for how to take control of your health and wellbeing. They offer online memberships for more access to their comprehensive health database here.
Well Being Journal
Well-researched and written articles about the physical, mental, emotional, social and spiritual aspects of health and healing. Subscriptions and other products are available here.

Find a Root Cause Practitioner

Working with a good holistic practitioner is essential, but finding one can be tough. Good news is that holistic (whole person) and functional medicine (aka root cause medicine) are becoming more mainstream. In fact the Cleveland Clinic has recently added a Center for Functional Medicine. Unfortunately many of these practitioners do not accept insurance. Below are links to organizations that offer a “Find a Practitioner” link.

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    The Institute of Functional Medicine

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    Functional Medicine University

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    American Association of Naturopathic Physicians

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    The American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA)

FOOD

There are an increasing number of mail order companies that supply organic and wild meats, fish, home and personal care products straight to you or to a community drop-off location:

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    US Wellness Meats

    Find 100 percent grass-fed (never grain finished) beef, lamb, bison, and venison; pasture-raised (soy-free) chicken and duck; fish; and even an autoimmune Paleo-friendly foods section. Note that US Wellness Meats has a minimum seventy-five dollar order. Consider stocking up your freezer or sharing with friends and family: grasslandbeef.com.

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    Vital Choice

    A socially conscious supplier of sustainably harvested wild seafood from the Pacific Northwest, Vital Choice provides a 100 percent guarantee on all foods within thirty days of purchase. Note that frozen products must total sixty-five dollars to prevent thawing during shipping: www.vitalchoice.com.

  • Vitacost

    Vitacost

    A non-subscription-based provider of below-retail priced supplements (including the discounted Vitacost brand), organic and non-GMO foods, pantry items and household products. Even offers products for pets and kids: www.vitacost.com

  • Thrive Market

    Thrive Market

    A yearly membership model, like Costco, for lower cost organic food, home and products. A ding against Thrive is that they don’t share prices until you provide your email address. On the plus side, Thrive donates a membership to a family in need from every membership that is purchased: thrivemarket.com

  • Azure Standard

    Azure Standard

    Another lower cost option for organic food delivery, Azure drops off organic and non-GMO once a month at a designated drop off location. Compare prices, groceries and convenience with Thrive to see which one is better for your needs: www.azurestandard.com

  • Pharmaca

    Pharmaca

    A holistic pharmacy that has both brick and mortar stores and online shopping for discounted organic and non-GMO supplements, health and beauty products and cosmetics. Offers free shipping on orders over $35: www.pharmaca.com

Food Documentaries and Videos

Sugar, The Bitter Truth
Sugar, The Bitter Truth
Robert H. Lustig, MD, professor of pediatrics at UCSF, explores the damage caused by sugary foods. He argues that too much fructose and not enough fiber appear to be driving high insulin, which is fueling the obesity epidemic. www.youtube.com
Food, Inc
Food, Inc.
An informative, educational and downright disturbing examination of America’s food and agricultural industries: www.rottentomatoes.com/m/food_inc
King Corn
King Corn
An entertaining and eye-opening film by college buddies who follow the food chain from the farm to nearly every product Americans consume today: www.kingcorn.net

Paleo Diet and Cookbooks

Ketogenic Diet Info and Cookbooks

Nutrition

Fasting

Mitochondrial Health

GUT

INFECTIONS

Lyme Disease

Parasites

Infections Interviews

Nikolas Hedberg Interview
Nikolas Hedberg, DC, DABCI, DACBN:
drhedberg.com
Sophia Health Institute Interview
Dietrich Klinghardt, MD:
www.sophiahi.com/demystifying-lyme/
Dr. Lee Cowden Interview
Lee Cowden, MD:
www.betterhealthguy.com
Scott Forsgren Interview
Scott Forsgren, FDN®-P multiple podcast interviews:
www.BetterHealthGuy.com

TOXINS

Toxicants in Home, Food and Body Care Products

Organizations that monitor home, food and body care products for safety can help you figure out what to avoid and what to buy:

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    Environmental Working Group (EWG)

    Environmental Working Group (EWG) is a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to protecting human health and the environment. EWG conducts research, does advocacy work in Washington D.C. and provide reports online, free of charge. EWG focuses on food, water, consumer products, energy, farming, toxins and children’s health. Check out their “Clean 15” and “Dirty Dozen” yearly reports to evaluate which produce to definitely buy organic. And, if you are motivated, consider supporting their important work with a donation: www.ewg.org

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    EWG’s Consumer Guide to Seafood

    EWG’s Consumer Guide to Seafood is the output of EWG’s investigation into existing data amassed by the government and third party scientific sources on mercury contamination and omega-3 levels in seafood: www.ewg.org

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    EWG’s Skin Deep® Cosmetics Database

    EWG’s Skin Deep® Cosmetics Database is an online resource which provides a rating scale from 1 – 10 (fewest to most toxicants) on more than 74,000 products. See how well your skin-care, sunscreen and cosmetics rate on the safety scale at: www.ewg.org/skindeep

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    Think Dirty®

    Think Dirty® was started by a woman whose family was impacted by breast cancer and who wanted to understand possible connections between cosmetics and cancer. The Think Dirty® mobile app empowers users to make informed decisions at the point of purchase by scanning bar codes of nearly 1 million products and more than 4,000 brands. www.thinkdirtyapp.com

Toxicant and Diseases Database

  • Collaborative on Health and the Environment (CHE)

    Collaborative on Health and the Environment (CHE)

    Collaborative on Health and the Environment (CHE), a non-profit that seeks to share evidence-based science and resources and help improve individual and collective health. CHE offers a Toxicant and Diseases Database where you can search by toxicant or disease to learn which chemicals have what degree of evidence for causing specific diseases. www.healthandenvironment.org

Books

Films

Unacceptable Levels
Unacceptable Levels — An important and informative film about the chemicals in our bodies, how they got there, and what we can do about it: www.amazon.com
Moldy An important overview of the topic of toxic mold illness, with interviews with a variety of doctors as well as patients by Dave Asprey, founder of Bulletproof who was personally affected by mold. Sign up to watch for free: moldymovie.com
Trade Secrets Film
Trade Secrets: A Moyer’s Report — Journalist Bill Moyer investigates the chemical industry and finds secrets the chemical industry doesn’t want us to see, including the negative consequences of the chemical revolution on our bodies: www.pbs.org/tradesecrets

Stress

Books

Meditation resources:

Guided meditations may be the easiest way for you to ease into meditation. These are a few of my favorites for relaxing, healing, and getting better sleep:

  • Brain Sync

    Brain Sync

    Kelly Howell offers powerful guided meditations like MindBody Healing, Healing Meditation, Guided Relaxation and more for purchase at: www.brainsync.com

  • Davidji

    davidji

    davidji offers soothing guided meditations for free and for purchase at: davidji.com

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    Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine

    Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine offers an effective and free 6-minute Relaxation Response guided meditation with Peg Baim, MS, NP: www.youtube.com

Mobile Meditation Apps

These apps are available for your iOS or Android device. Each offers some free meditations and optional monthly subscriptions.

  • Calm App

    Calm

    Apple’s 2017 App of the Year, Calm comes with a “7 Days of Calm” intro program to get you started, as well as 7 and 21-day meditation programs. The meditations range from 3 to 25 minutes long, there are nature sound options, and many are guided by a soothing female voice.

  • Headspace App

    Headspace

    Headspace is another a great option for beginners and for people who want to make meditation a habit. Get started with the 10-day free meditation pack on the basics. From there, you can explore meditation packs about health, happiness, work, performance and more. Guided meditations are led by the soothing, British voice of Andy Puddicombe, a co-founder of Headspace.

Meditation Tracking Technology

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    Muse: The Brain Sensing Headband

    Muse is a headband with sensors that track your brain activity in real time. When your mind is calm, you hear peaceful weather sounds like gentle waves lapping on the shore and chirping birds; when your mind is active, you hear more intense weather sounds like crashing waves or heavy rain. Immediate neurofeedback gives you the opportunity to choose a more peaceful state. www.choosemuse.com

Mindfulness Meditation

Studies show that this form of meditation, which could be described as non-judgmental present moment awareness, reduces stress, anxiety, pain and depression; improves memory, attention and empathy; and even increases the brain’s gray matter density.

  • Sounds True

    Mindfulness Daily

    Top mindfulness meditation teachers, Tara Brach, PhD & Jack Kornfield, PhD offer daily 15-minute mindfulness training and practice: www.soundstrue.com

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    Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) training:

    An 8-week program originally founded by Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD in 1979 is now offered by many hospitals and medical centers worldwide, MBSR helps to reduce physical symptoms and psychological distress while helping people live with greater awareness and peace.

    Find an in-person MBSR training: www.umassmed.edu

    Online & donation-based MBSR training: palousemindfulness.com

Hormones

Books

Hormone Videos:

Barbara O’Neil, naturopath and health educator www.youtube.com
Shari Caplan, MD on Mike Mutzel, MSc High Intensity Health podcast
www.youtube.com
Kathryn Retzler, ND on Mike Mutzel, MSc High Intensity Health podcast
www.youtube.com
Aviva Romm, MD on Trevor Cates, MD’s The Spa Dr. podcast
www.youtube.com