Books

  • Eat to Live Quick and Easy Cookbook by Joel Fuhrman, MD
  • Eat to Live Cookbook by Joel Fuhrman, MD
  • The Whole Foods Diet by John Mackey
  • The End of Heart Disease by Joel Fuhrman, MD
  • The End of Diabetes by Joel Fuhrman, MD
  • Fast Food Genocide by Joel Fuhrman, MD
  • The Upside of Stress by Kelly McGonigal, PhD
  • Peak Performance by Brad Stulberg
  •  Radical Acceptance  by Tara Brach, PhD
  •  Buddha’s Brain by Rick Hanson, PhD, with Richard Mendius, MD
  •  The Obstacle is the Way by Ryan Holiday
  • The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz
  •  Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown
  • Full Catastrophe Living (Revised Edition) by Jon Kabat-Zinn
  • Daring Greatly by Brene Brown, PhD

Diet and Nutrition

Blenders

These are the top blenders in the industry. They are high powered and make smoothies, dressings, soups, vegan ice creams and so much more.

They are an incredible investment in your health:
  1. Click to View the Vitamix
  2. Click to View the Blendtec
For a personal sized blender to get started: Magic Bullet

How to Combat Snacking

  1. Eat a salad or raw vegetables with a dip to start both lunch and dinner
  2. Keep lots of frozen fruits and vegetables and pre-washed fresh foods in your home
  3. Have cooked greens or soups with greens at every lunch and dinner
  4. Don’t eat after 7:00pm
  5. Have a fruit-based dessert after dinner, then clean the kitchen, clean your teeth and end eating for the day

Additional Resources

Places to Food Shop

 

  1. Local Farmers Market
    This is always an excellent first option. The food is the freshest and picked closest to when you purchase it. If you live in Arizona, check out http://www.arizonafarmersmarkets.com for the market closest to you. If you don’t live in Arizona, search “Farmers Markets {your location}”.
  2. Thrive Market 
    They have discounted food and healthy products from name brands. Check them out at www.thrivemarket.com
  3. Natural Grocers
    They do not carry any products with GMO’s (genetically modified organisms) and have good prices on healthy food, albeit sometimes a smaller selection than larger chains. 
  4. Trader Joe’s
    They offer healthy food at excellent prices. While they do not have the same selection as Natural Grocers, they have both organic and conventional fruits and veggies, plenty of pre-cut veggies so you can simply open the bag and eat or cook and great condiments we recommend.
  5. Sprouts Farmers Market
    Sprouts has great options and a larger selection. They are also often a more affordable option than Whole Foods.  
  6. Whole Foods Market
    While some of the prices can be higher than other stores, Whole Foods typically carries the widest variety of products and organic produce. 

Healthy Recipe Sites

Videos to Watch

Food, Inc. Official Trailer

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Fed Up Official Trailer

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Environment and Nature

Toxicity Level of Personal Care Products

The Environmental Working Group has a database of over 69,000 personal care products that you can search for shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste, etc.

Each one has a toxicity or cleanliness rating based on what’s in it. http://www.ewg.org/skindeep/#.WW0YisaZOMI

Sun Screen, Tap Water, and Food Additives

Safety Warnings for Cleaning Products

Cleaning products can be extremely toxic. Check out this guide before using products in your home.

CLICK TO VIEW THE GUIDE

Safer Cell Phone Use

EMF’s from cell phone use can greatly effect the body.

CLICK TO VIEW THE GUIDE

Additional Resources

Air Quality

Check the quality of air in your city before you decide to spend the day outside.

https://airnow.gov

Toothpaste

Toothpaste should be without chemically derived fluoride (which is in all toothpaste). 

Fluoride calcifies the pinal gland, which has a huge effect on regulating the body systems-sleep, stress, etc.  It has been shown to lower a child’s IQ and have a negative effect on their neurological development.

It can also cause lethargy and apathy. To learn more, google “Adverse Effects of Fluoride” or “Studies on Fluoride.”

1. An excellent way to go is to use Neem Oil and a Self-Dentistry routine which can be found here:

http://www.livinglibations.com/body-care/tooth-care

2. Tom’s of Maine—(make sure it says fluoride free) Purchase at your local Sprouts or health food store 3. doTerra onGaurd Natural Whitening Toothpaste

Exercise and Movement

Sleep

What Happens to Your Body and Brain If You Don’t Get Enough Sleep
– Tech Insider

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Stress Management and Meditation

 

BOOK: Full Catastrophe Living


Stress. It can sap our energy, undermine  our health if we let it, even shorten our lives. It makes us more vulnerable to anxiety and depression, disconnection and disease.

Based on Jon Kabat-Zinn’s renowned mindfulness-based stress reduction program, this classic, groundbreaking work—which gave rise to a whole new field in medicine and psychology—shows you how to use medically proven mind-body approaches derived from meditation and yoga to counteract stress, establish greater balance of body and mind, and stimulate well-being and healing.

By engaging in these mindfulness practices and integrating them into your life from moment to moment and from day to day, you can learn to manage chronic pain, promote optimal healing, reduce anxiety and feelings of panic, and improve the overall quality of your life, relationships, and social networks.

This second edition features results from recent studies on the science of mindfulness, a new Introduction, up-to-date statistics, and an extensive updated reading list.

Full Catastrophe Living is a book for the young and the old, the well and the ill, and anyone trying to live a healthier and saner life in our fast-paced world.

 

BOOK: Mindfulness in Plain English 

With over a quarter of a million copies sold, Mindfulness in Plain English is one of the most influential books in the burgeoning field of mindfulness and a timeless classic introduction to meditation.


This is a book that people read, love, and share – a book that people talk about, write about, reflect on, and return to over and over again.

 

Website and Podcast: Tara Brach 

 

Tara Brach’s teachings blend Western psychology and Eastern spiritual practices, mindful attention to our inner life, and a full, compassionate engagement with our world. The result is a distinctive voice in Western Buddhism, one that offers a wise and caring approach to freeing ourselves and society from suffering.

Building Community

Meetup.com


Meetup is an awesome place to find like-minded groups doing things that you enjoy. They have options for everything from hiking and art to going out and exploring new areas. Bonus, it’s free!

Mindset

Journaling Questions

  1. When I feel my best, these are the things I find myself doing:
  2. When I stop to tune in, the primary emotions I feel on a day to day basis include:
  3. In this moment right now, what do I most want to be experiencing? (Hint: It’s a feeling… identify what you’re feeling now and the way you WANT to be feeling. Then, write down the things you do that make you feel the way you WANT to be feeling.)
  4. If I had 30 seconds to share what I believe my life philosophy is, I would say:

Journals

  1. 5 Minute Journal
  2. 5 Minute Journal for Kids
  3.  Fitspiration Journal