Section 1: Understanding Optimal Health vs. Disease
Section 2: Self-Improvement & Personal Growth
Section 3: Cookbooks & Food as Medicine Guides
Section 4: Helpful Apps & Websites
A few years ago, I was not in a good place physically, emotionally, or spiritually. Given some trying life events, along with my age, I believed this was the way I was supposed to feel. I believed there wasn’t anything I could do about it. I believed my only choice was to accept my circumstances, embrace this “normal” process of aging, and try to make the best of it.
Boy, was I wrong!
Thankfully, through as a series of circumstances, I began a journey that opened up a whole new, exciting, and life-altering world to me. I began learning that this wasn’t the way I was supposed to feel and there was definitely something (a lot of somethings!) I could do to change it.
I am excited to share these resources which have been extremely helpful in my health and wellness journey. This ever-growing Resource List includes very dedicated, determined, and well-respected doctors, scientists, and researchers in the medical arena, as well as standout leaders in the self-improvement space. Their work is revolutionizing current and very outdated beliefs and practices and is impacting the lives of millions of people. I am so blessed to be one of them.
Please note: this list is far from complete. As I learn more and more, I will continue to add to it. While I am not a medical professional, I am on a quest to reach and understand the dynamics of optimal health and wellness, not only for myself, but for others who are also looking for answers.
UNDERSTANDING OPTIMAL HEALTH vs. DISEASE
Dr. Mark Hyman
Podcast: The Doctor’s Farmacy
Books: Young Forever
The Pegan Diet (includes recipes)
Dr. Jason Fung
Books: The Obesity Code
The Diabetes Code
Cynthia Thurlow, NP
Podcast: Everyday Wellness
Book: Intermittent Fasting Transformation
Podcast: Be Well by Kelly
Books: Body Love (includes recipes)
Body Love Every Day (includes recipes)
Podcast: The Genius Life
Book: Genius Kitchen (includes recipes)
Dr. Catherine Shanahan
Book: Deep Nutrition
Jonny Bowden, Ph.D., C.N.S.; Dr. Stephen Sinatra, F.A.C.C.
Book: The Great Cholesterol Myth
Dr. David Perlmutter
Book: Drop Acid
Dr. William Davis
Book: Super Gut
Dr. Kara Fitzgerald
Book: Younger You
Benjamin Bikman, Ph.D
Book: Why We Get Sick
SELF-IMPROVEMENT & PERSONAL GROWTH
Podcast: The Ed Mylett Show
Book: The Power of One More
Podcast: The School of Greatness
Book: The Greatness Mindset
Dr. Rangan Chatterjee
Podcast: Feel Better Live More
Podcast: Dhru Purohit Podcast
Dr. Henry Cloud & Dr. John Townsend
Book: Atomic Habits
ADDITIONAL COOKBOOKS & FOOD AS MEDICINE GUIDES
Power Spicing by Rachel Beller, MS, RDN
HELPFUL APPS & WEBSITES
Yuka: use this free app to scan barcodes on food and personal care products. Yuka will rate items from poor to excellent based on ingredient safety and toxicity levels. If a product rates poorly, Yuka will recommend a healthier alternative.
EWG (Environmental Working Group):
the focus of this non-profit centers around researching environmental hazards. Their mission is to educate the public and change current policies which are putting our health in danger.