Resources

This page is set up to help others learn, as I have, from books, research articles and other practitioners;

Websites:

www.raypeat.com
www.brodabarnes.org
www.eastwesthealing.com
www.dannyroddy.com
www.functionalps.com
www.drlitaless.com
www.arkofwellness.com
www.thenutritionwhisperer.com
www.andrewkimblog.com
www.caramellamorbida.blogspot.com
www.workoutmaster.com
www.vitalityincorporated.com
www.180degreehealth.com
www.opsmovement.com
www.visionandacceptance.com
www.graycook.com
www.chekinstitute.com
www.acefitness.org
www.robertyang.net
www.charlespoliquin.com
www.harmonixhealth.com
www.grayinstitute.com

Books:

These are many of the books I have read and learned from. I may not agree with everythingthey have to say, but I have taken bits and pieces from each of them and created mypractice.

Nutritional Books:

Nutrition for Women,   Dr. Ray Peat
Mind and Tissue,  Dr. Ray Peat
Inflammation Nation,  Floyd H Chilton. Phd
The Cholesterol Myth,  Robert Buist
Fiber Menace,  Konstantin Monastyrsky
Nourishing Traditions,  Sally Fallon
The Schwarzbein Principle,  Diane Schwarzbein, MD
Nutrition and Physical Degeneration,  Westin A Price DDS
The China Study,  T. Colin Campbell, PhD & Thomas M. Campbell II, MD
Good Calories, Bad Calories,  Gary Taubes
The Paleo Solution,  Robb Wolf
Eat Fat, Lose Fat,  Dr. May Enig and Sally Fallon
The Untold Milk Story,  Ron Schmid, ND.
The Biological  Time Bomb,  Gordon Taylor
The Raw Milk Revolution,  David E Gumpert
Devil in The Milk,  Keith Woodford
The Power of 4,  Paula Owens
Your Gut Has a Mind of Its Own, The Second Brain,  Micheal D Gershon M.D.
The Gabriel Method,  Jon Gabriel
The Metabolic Typing Diet,  William Wolcott
Your Body’s Many Cries for Water,  F. Batmanghelidj
The No-Grain Diet,  Dr. Joseph Mercola
Under the Veil of Deception,  Paul Chek
Eat Move and Be Healthy,  Paul Chek
Nutritional Almanac,  Lavon Dunne
Wheat Belly:  Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight, and Find Your Path Back To Health,  William Davis, MD
Ignore the awkward!  How the Cholesterol myths are kept Alive,  Uffe Ravnshov
The Liver and Gallbladder Miracle Cleanse: An All Natural, At-Home Flush to Purity and Rejuvenaton,  Andreas Moritz
The Whole Soy Story: The Dark Side of America’s Favorite Health Food,  K. Daniel
Prescription for Nutritional Healing,  Phyllis  A.  Balch, CNC
Why Stomach Acid is Good For You:  Natural Relief from Heartburn, Indigestion, Reflux and Gerd,  J. Wright, L. Lenard
The Greatest Show on Earth, The Evidence For Evolution, Richard Dawkins
Vitamin K2 and Calcium Paradox:   How a Little-Known Vitamin Could Save Your Life,  Kate Rheaume-Bleue
The Iodine Crisis: What You Don’t Know About Iodine Can Wreck Your Life,  Lynne Farrow

 Endocrine System/Hormone Books

Endocrine Physiology,  Dr. Constance R. Martin
The Functional Approach to Hypothyroidism,  Dr. Ken Blanchard
What Your Doctor May NOT tell you about Hypothyroidism,  Dr. Ken Blanchard
Living Well With Hypothyroidism,  Mary J. Shoman
Stop the Thyroid Madness,  Janie A. Bowthorpe
Hypothyroidism Type 2,  Dr. Mark Starr
Hypothyroidism:  The Unsuspected Illness,  Dr. Broda Barnes
The Hormone Diet,  Natasha  Turner  N.D.
Unhinged, The Trouble with Psychiatry,  Dr. Daniel J. Carlat
Adrenal Fatigue,  James L. Wilson, N.D.
The Trouble with Testosterone,  Robert M. Sapolsky
Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers,  Robert M. Sapolsky
The Emperor’s New Drugs, Exploring the Antidepressant Myth,  Irving Kirsh, PhD
Hormone Balance Made Simple,  Dr. John Lee, M.D.
What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About:  Menopause, Dr. John Lee, M.D.
What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About: Premenopause,  Dr. John Lee, MD.
Recovering with T3,  Paul Robinson
From PMS to Menopause: The Female Hormones in Context.  Dr. Ray Peat
Progesterone In Orthomolecular Medicine,  Dr. Ray Peat
Generative Energy,  Dr. Ray Peat
The Cortisol Connection,  Shawn Talbott, PhD

Physical/ Training Books

Muscles Testing and Function 4th addition,  Kendall, McCreary, Provance
The Impact! Body Plan,  Todd Durkin
Human Anatomy and Physiology,  John W. Hole
Exercise Physiology,  AcArdie, F. Katch, V. Katch
The Genius of Flexibility,  Bob Cooley
The Core Program,  Peggy W Brill
Core Performance Endurance,  Mark Verstegen
Core Performance,  Mark Verstegen
Stretching for Performance,  Dr. Chris Oswald & Dr. Stanley Bacso
Strength Training Anatomy,  Frederic Delavier
Medicine Ball For All,  Patrick Mediate and Avery Faigenbaum
Kinesiology, Scientific Basis of Human Movement,  Luttgens, Deutsch, Hamilton
Pilates Back Stretching,  Michael King and Yolande Green
Training and Sports Conditioning,  Todd Durkin
The Essence of Program Design,  Juan Carlos Santana
Scientific Shoulder Training,  Paul Chek
Scientific Back Training,  Paul Chek
Scientific Core Training,  Paul Chek
Program Design,  Paul Chek
Primal Movement Patterns,  Paul Chek
The Purposeful Primitive,  Marty Gallagher

Spiritual Healing Books 

You Can Heal Your Life,  Louise L. Hay
The Power of Now,  Eckhart Tolle
The Alchemist,  Paulo Coelho
The Book of Chakra Healing,  Liz Simpson
Getting the Love You Want,  Harville Hendrix PhD
Giving the Love that Heals,  Harville Hendrix PhD
I AM Word,  Paul Selig
The Book of Love and Creation: A Channeled Text,  Paul Selig
I Need Your Love—Is that True?   Byron Katie
The Mastery of Love,  Don Miguel Ruiz
The Four Agreements, Don Miguel Ruiz
Meditation as Medicine,  Dharma Singh Khalsa, MD
Meditation,  Sri Chinmoy
Practical Spirituality,  James A. Ray
No Ordinary Moments,  Dan Millman
The Heart of The Soul,  Gary Zukav
The Seat of the Soul,  Gary Zukav

Mental Books

Drive,  Daniel H. Pink
Secrets of the World Class, Turning Mediocrity into Greatness,  Steve Siebold
Producer,  Wendy Walker
The Success Principles,  Jack Canfield
Flow,  Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
Mindset,  Carol Dweck, PhD
Switch,  Chip Heath and Dan Heath
Awaken The Giant Within,  Anthony Robbins
Coach Wooden’s Pyramid of Success,  James Wooden
Outliers,  Malcolm Gladwell
The Tipping Point,  Malcolm Gladwell
Rules of Renegades,  Comaford-Lynch

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"Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of human freedoms - to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way. "

-Viktor E. Frankl, "Man's Search for Meaning"

I absolutely love this quote. It reminds me that I have choice to let life break me or to allow myself to find meaning, even in the most devastating of situations.

Viktor Frankl was a professor of neurology and psychiatry. During WWII he spent three years at Auschwitz, Dachau and other concentration camps.

Everything was taken from him. His wife, his family, his freedom, food, his possessions, etc. He was beaten, worked to the bone, fed food scraps, faced the fear of death everyday--yet, he did not allow his situation to break him, as he knew he still had choice in what he told himself. He still had choice in his attitude.

I can not even fathom what it must have been like for a holocaust survivors. Luckily, my life does not bring such hardships, but there are different pains, disappoitments and struggles. And somedays I feel like life is going to break me--and then I remember I still have choice.

Here is the thing about life..there are no guarantees. You can do everything right, yet still meet disappointment, illness, pain, loss, and heartache. I know when things like this happen, life doesn't seem fair. I have been there--many times. The truth is life isn't fair and shitty things happen to amazing people. Nobody is getting through life unscathed. We all have many lessons to learn. What is realized is the painful, challenging times are the pivotal times that makes us stronger, wiser, and better human beings--if we choose. And yes, it is a choice.

Like every holocaust surviver, Viktor Frankl could have let his experience break him, and we would all understand if it did. It would make sense if he was angry, resentful, hateful, depressed, etc after such a horrible experience. Yet, he still choose differently. Im sure it wasn't easy, and it took a lot of hard work. Yet, he still choose a different attitude, one that allowed him to survive, even thrive after his liberation

So what am I trying to say..
Even in the shittiest of times there is meaning. You may have to dig really deep, but there is meaning... The trick is to allow yourself the time and space to find it. To not avoid things but work through things. To allow yourself to feel whatever emotion that comes up. And then to be able to accept what ever life has brought to you. Once you reach acceptance, you will be free.
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