Get Informed! Educational Resources

Below are some great health, nutrition and wellness resources I’ve found over the years. There are books, websites, podcasts, and educational programs.  This page is under construction.  I’ll keep this section updated as I learn more, so check back often!  One good overview of a healing diet can be found here.  It’s the culmination of three of my favorite books suggestions.

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.

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.

GreenMedInfo: You can search over 10,000 health related articles and research.

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.

Fix Your Gut:  John Brisson runs this site, and he does a lot of research and has interesting thoughts on a lot of health issues.

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:

Books:

Health and Nutrition:

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

Eat Fat, Get Thin: Why the Fat We Eat Is the Key to Sustained Weight Loss and Vibrant Health by Mark Hyman, M.D

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

Deep Nutrition by Catherine Shanahan, MD

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

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

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

The Untethered Soul by Michael A. Singer

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 & Molly Young Brown

A Return to Love by Marianne Williamson & Healing the Soul of America

A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle

Podcasts:

Links go to iTunes, but you can find other places by Googling

High Intensity Health Radio: Mike Mutzel Podcast

Revolution Health Radio: Chris Kresser Podcast

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

Housecall with Dr. Hyman: Dr. Mark Hyman’s Podcast.  These consist of shorter vignettes of tips on various health topics.

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

Health, Nutrition and Functional Medicine: Dr. Ruscio podcast.  He has some interesting health topics covered.

Tara Brach: Mindfulness teacher and leader. Lot’s of good interpersonal wellness practices and information.

Great Teachers and Practitioners:

Functional Medicine Based Long-term Educational Programs:

Kresser Academy

Holistic Nutrition Lab’s Full Body Systems

Institute for Nutritional Endocrinology

Psychology of Eating: Marc David

Online Education and Courses:

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.

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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