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



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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16 hours ago

Kate Deering Fitness

What should I do if my digestion is compromised?
In today's world of processed food, fast food, GMO's, pesticides, herbicides-glyphosate, crappy water, crappy air, EMF's, recreational drugs, Pharma drugs, alcohol, stress, stress and more stress, digestive issues are one of the most common health issues I see. I would say 99% of people I talk with have some sort of digestive issue.
Years ago, I was one of those people. I had done a number on my gut with crappy supplements, alcohol, "diet" foods, and LOTS of "healthy" hard to digest foods (raw leafy greens, nuts, seeds, beans, grains and soy).
Bloating, constipation and bouts of diarrhea were my norm. The more digestive issues I got, the more fibrous foods I consumed. And (not) surprisingly, I only got WORSE.
Well, NOW I understand when your digestion is compromised, the LAST thing you should be eating is TONS of hard to digest fibrous foods.
Here is why.
A sluggish Metabolism usually results in a sluggish digestive system.
👉When metabolism slows, HCL decreases in the stomach, leading to poorly digested foods.
👉Pancreatic enzymes can decrease, decreasing food break down
👉Undigested foods enter the small intestine creating a breading ground for bacteria. The slower the transit time, the more time for bacteria to grow. This "bacterial overgrowth" can lead to SIBO, candida, constipation and/or diarrhea.
👉If transit time continues to be slow, more bacteria will grow.
👉This usually results in someone eating MORE fibrous foods, along with taking medications and supplements, which only create more intestinal irritation, increasing intestinal permeability, resulting in leaky gut, allergies, histamine issues, MAST cell activation, food sensitivities, aches and pains, firma, CF, and the list can go on and on.
-Of course, this does not even address what might be happening with the liver, kidneys, and gallbladder. Which can ALL be affected when your body is having a hard time digesting food. But, this is a discussion for another day.
So what should you do?

1. Remove the S@*t creating the irritation. This means processed foods, crappy supplements, alcohol, hard to digest foods like nuts, seeds, raw leafy-greens, legumes, most grains, polyunsaturated fats, etc.

2. Eat the raw carrot salad 1-2x a day. Best consumed 15 minutes prior to lunch and/or dinner

3. Add cooked mushrooms or cooked bamboo shoots a few times a week.

4. Consume easy to digest sugars (low fiber) to fuel your metabolism for adequate fuel and nutrients. YOU NEED fuel to heal!

5. Address your stress. STRESS is going to drive energy and nutrients AWAY from your digestion. When you are stressed your body wants to fight or fly--NOT rest and digest. *This is the hardest part to address for most people.
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