Resources

Inspiring Film

FAT, SICK & NEARLY DEAD is the story of two men who struggle to lose weight, overcome the same rare disease and change their lives for good.  The uplifting story follows Joe Cross on a cross country road trip where he vows to do a juice fast for 60 days (consuming only fruits and vegetables in liquid form).  On his life changing journey, he meets and inspires Phil Staples – a 420 lb desperate truck driver from Iowa – to do the same.  The documentary is a story about hope, wellness, friendship and our ability to change.

 

Health Newsletters

Mercola.com—the number one natural health site on the web. Sign up for the free newsletter and stay up to date on tips to help you get healthier.

Nutrition

The Price-Pottenger Nutrition Foundation (ppnf.org) was founded in 1952, and it has provided the public and health care providers with historical and anthropological findings, as well as scientific information on nutrition and health.
Well respected for being completely independent of commercial interests, the Price-Pottenger Nutrition Foundation is known for providing excellent nutrition information, completely devoid of fads and trends.

LivingWithout.com provides resources for people with allergies and food sensitivities. This site and its magazine are especially helpful for those trying to lead a gluten-free, casein-free lifestyle.

Environment/Toxins

Environmental Working Group (ewg.org)—the go-to site for up-to-date news and information on environmental issues

Homeopathy

Homeopathic Educational Services (homeopathic.com)—excellent homeopathic resource site

Acupuncture/Traditional Oriental Medicine

Acupuncture Information from National Institutes of Health (http://nccam.nih.gov/health/acupuncture/)

Meditation/Stress Reduction

Emotional Freedom Technique (emofree.com)—technique that is easy to learn; reduces stress and unhealthy emotional patterns

Heartmath Institute—Leading Institute for Practical Application for Stress Reduction and Healing – Heartmath.org

Mindful Awareness Research Center at UCLA (Online and in person meditation classes) Marc.ucla.edu

Pediatrics, Children, Parenting

Mothering.com—inspiring natural families since 1978

Thehappiestbaby.com—Pediatrician Harvey Karp’s informative site

Drjaygordon.com—Pediatrician Jay Gordon’s informative site

Fun/Humor/Inspirational

Cuteoverload.com

Integrative Medicine

Two good consumer sites for Integrative Health Information/Research:

MedlinePlus—Complementary and Alternative Medicine http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/complementaryandalternativemedicine.html

National Institutes of Health’s Complementary and Alternative Medicine Website http://nccam.nih.gov/

Pet/Animal Health

Pets for the Environment   http://www.petsfortheenvironment.org/ Creating a healthy environment for pets and people

Adopt a Shelter Animal—(laanimalservices.com)—Read Dr. Patricia’s blog on the health benefits of animal companionship