Supplement information resources:
www.livestrong.com – good resource for patients interested in reviewing a conservative approach to different supplements, what they are generally used for and
www.draxe.com – Dr. Axe provides great detailed reviews of countless supplements and essential oils.
www.mercola.com – There is a wealth of information available on Dr. Mercola’s website; from dietary and exercise advice to environmental toxins and benefits and risks of many supplements and medications.
https://www.consumerlab.com/ This site is valuable when you are hunting for safe and effective supplements. The consumer lab tests many different products and supplements for toxins ( like heavy metals) as well as purity of compound. The company does a nice job reviewing the research to support supplements for different conditions as well as risks.
www.Tacanow.org – This is an organization run by parents of children with autism. Taca provides a wealth of information for parents new to the autism diagnosis as well as those who are struggling with specific issues like seizures, dietary changes and so much more. Taca provides a mentor program for parents.
www.autism.com – The autism research institute provides regular free webinars and resources for individuals and families with autism spectrum disorder. They also have an ATEC scoring sheet which is valuable in tracking the progress that your child makes with therapeutic interventions.
https://teach.com/online-ed/psychology-degrees/aba-digital-autism-resources/ -digital resources for students with autism
www.monashfodmap.com/about-fodmap-and-ibs/high-and-low-fodmap-foods - University is best known for its low FODMAP app and information guide. Patient’s with irritable bowel often benefit from this program. The app does come with a small fee.
www.elanaspantry.com– This is a great reference for restrictive diet recipes that are very simple. Elana catalogues her journey of going from gluten free and dairy free to paleo and finally to ketogenic. She provides many free recipes for how to start.
www.fpnotebook.com– Great resource for primary care management of medical problems. This is used by traditional medical doctors as a reference for treatment of many medical conditions. It includes recommendations for pharmacologic therapy.
www.betterhealthguy.com -Forsgren has done amazing work gathering information on managing Lyme disease, Chronic inflammatory response syndrome and mold toxicity. He has gone through his own health journey with Lyme disease and provides his own personal insights into it as well.
www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedPubMed provides a reference for many medical journals. This is valuable when researching studies that may present novel ways of treating condition. Much of the evidence-based literature that is published is available on line at this site.
www.ewg.org/The environmental working group is a great organization that provides practical information on keeping your environment safe. They publish an annual clean fifteen and dirty dozen for pesticides and herbicides on produce. They also have a skin deep clean cosmetic review and a tap water database, to tell you about pollutants found in water supplies near you.
Podcasts are a great way of accessing a lot of valuable developments in functional and integrative medicine information. Most podcasts are free and readily available. Check out the list below of some of the podcasts that I regularly listen to.
ASF Weekly Science podcast - This podcast reviews recent publications on the topic of autism and developmental delays. This podcast can get scientific but is quite valuable for those who are interested in the latest information on autism spectrum disorder.
AutismOne.org talk radio – Various topics associated with the Autism diagnosis.
Betterhealthguy – Scott Forsgren interviews many specialists in the field of Lyme disease coinfections and mold illness. This is a very detailed and informative podcast for those suffering with chronic illness.
Bulletproof radio- Dave Asprey interviews many functional medicine and life experts. There are many pearls that can be learned from these experts and Daves personal experiences working through mold illness.
Fat burning man- Able James provides information on his Wild diet and Paleo style eating approach.
Revolution health radio- Chris Kresser provides a functional medicine and ancestral health approach to medical care
High intensity health radio- Focuses on Ketogenic and intermittent fasting in health and fitness. He also is knowledgeable in functional medicine and interviews many experts on these topics.
Sports Motivation Podcast - Lots of great insight from Niyi Sobo a former NFL player, who has learned to take sports and entrepreneurship to the next level. Having the right mindset and motivation can be a powerful resource.
Cabral Concept- Host Stephen Cabral provides a blend of ayurvedic as well as functional medicine information to listeners. Great source for information on his archived podcasts.
Suggested reading list by topic:
I am passionate about learning new things that can help myself and others to lead their best life. I spend many hours researching, attending conferences and reading books.
This is a list of some of the books that I have found helpful in my personal and professional journey. There are many others. A well written books can have a significant impact and motivate change. I hope that you find it valuable.
Be wise and be well!
Families with Autism Journey Guide - Hamilton et. Al. 2016.
Free and available from www.TACAnow.org. Valuable resource guide for where to start with your newly diagnosed child or teenager.
Healing the New Childhood Epidemics – Kenneth Boch MD
Cases and biomedical treatments for children struggling with Autism, asthma, ADHD and allergies.
Let me hear your voice- Catherine Maurice
A story of a mother using behavioral therapy to recover her children from autism
Saving Sammy - Beth Maloney
The story of a boy with PANDAS and one family’s journey to recovery
Learn to speak Kid, Thomas and Bonnie Liotta
Focuses on learning what motivates your child and rewarding children for good behaviors. Also focuses on teaching children how to do things and allowing them to make choices
Smart but scattered- Peg Dawson and Richard Guare
There are two renditions of this book, they provide a lot of insight into executive skills management and techniques that may be beneficial in the home and school setting.
The Verbal Behavior Approach- Dr. Mary Lynch Barbera
Review of therapies beneficial for young children with speech delays. Great resource for those looking to learn about what they can do at home for their child.
The Heartmath Solution- Doc Childre and Howard Martin
Companion to Heartmath program and Cellphone App. Explains the importance of heart rate variability in relaxing the nervous system.
The book of Tapping- Sophie Merle
Provides detailed information on learning Emotional freedom technique. This involves tapping on various acupuncture points to decrease anxiety during stressful situations.
Why Can’t I get better? - The Mystery of Lyme and Chronic Disease- Richard Horowitz
Deep dive into multiple systemic infectious disease syndrome. Great reference for patients and practitioners. There is a detailed appendix with treatment protocols and references.
How can I get better? - Richard Horowitz, MD
The sequel to the first book. This book takes a deeper dive into coinfections and parasites. There is another detailed appendix and treatment protocol section in the back of the book.
Unlocking Lyme – William Rawls
Easy to read reference for Lyme symptoms, treatment and diagnosis. This book provides easy to follow information on individual herbs used to treat the symptoms of Lyme disease and the infection.
Stephen Buhner- Reviews Lyme disease and coinfections using herbal approaches to therapy.
Healing Lyme: Natural Healing of Lyme Borreliosis and the Coinfections Chlamydia and Spotted Fever Rickettsiosis, Second edition
Natural Treatments for Lyme Coinfections: Anaplasma, Babesia and Ehrlichia
Healing Lyme Disease Coinfections: Complementary and Holistic Treatments for Bartonella and Mycoplasma
Toxic – Neal Nathan MD
Great introduction to Chronic inflammatory response syndrome due to mold illness, biotoxins, bartonella and other toxicants.
Mold and Mycotoxins – Niel Nathan MD
Quick read that simply introduces the concepts of mold illness
Breaking the vicious cycle - Elaine Gottschall
Introduction to the Specific carbohydrate diet- Inflammatory bowel disease diet.
Gut and psychology syndrome- Dr. Natasha Campbell- Mcbride
Autism treatment diet
Nourishing Hope- Julie Mathews
Introduction to multiple autism spectrum diets
Wheat Belly – William Davis MD
Association of metabolic syndrome with grain consumption. Nutritional approaches to reversing metabolic syndrome.
Grain Brain- David Perlmutter MD
Neurologic effects of gluten and other grains in our diet.
The paleo Cure – Chris Kresser
Introduction and explanation of the Paleo diet, removing grains, legumes, sugars and white starchy foods.
Fat for Fuel- Dr. Mercola
Introduction to the ketogenic diet. Provides information on blood ketone test kits, and other practical ways of introducing the ketogenic diet. Recipe section within the book.
Simply Keto- Suzanne Ryan
What I liked about this book was the personalized approach to this diet. Suzanne makes the process of the keto diet easy. She discusses her success story and personalizes it. There are some simple recipes in the book that are very helpful.
The End of Alzheimer’s: The First Program to Prevent and Reverse Cognitive Decline -Dale Bredesen MD
A deep exploration of the root causes and management of them to slow and or reverse cognitive decline.
Self-development and motivation
The pocket guide to the Polyvagal theory- Stephen Porges-
This book explains the importance of feeling of safety and its effects on the vagus nerve. The vagus nerve impacts the autonomic nervous system and the theory suggests that the stress response may cause certain individuals to freeze and become paralyzed. This is something that must be addressed to heal from chronic illness and conditions like PTSD.
The Success Principles- Jack Canfield
Great review many fundamentals to success for all aspects of your life. The book includes inspiring stories and quotes that can provide motivation to get to the next level.
Awaken the Giant within- Anthony Robbins
Great motivational book that provides hands on strategies for making change in your life and helping you to shape your life
Stillness is Key-- Ryan Holiday
This book expands upon the benefits of quieting the mind. There are many great historical examples, where thinking rather than acting rash prevented many potential disasters in our world. The book offers many insights from some of the greatest minds in history. It is a good choice for audible or getting your thoughts together at the beginning or end of any day. The focus is mindfulness, attention and less distraction.
Stop the Thyroid Madness II Janie Bowthorpe M. Ed. Editor
Gives a detailed integrative approach to the management of thyroid disorder, Including Hashimoto’s disease as well as the controversy surrounding reverse T3. Helpful information for Anyone struggling with thyroid dysfunction.
Dirty Genes- Dr. Ben Lynch
Explains how your genes are not your destiny. Takes a deep dive into particular genetic snps and what you can do to make your body work efficiently despite them. Dr. Lynch uses a Soak and scrub involving, rest, exercise, nutrition and supplements to support one’s system.
The Metabolic Approach to Cancer- Nasha Winters ND
This book provides a comprehensive approach to healing your body to prevent cancer and also help those who are suffering with cancer improve their overall health and ability to hand chemotherapy. Dr. Nasha is a cancer survivor herself, and I had the pleasure of meeting her at a recent conference. She is an amazing person who is thriving despite having ovarian cancer for almost 30 years! It is a great read and very inspiring to all... There is hope.