Resources

These are a selection of books, movies, self-help programs, and tips that I recommend you look into for more research and information. Take advantage of the guidance these experts offer in their fields.

Health & Nutrition

Mayo Clinic – you might know this website for it’s medical advice, but the Mayo Clinic has a great database of articles on healthy living and nutrition.

Prevention – is a good website with articles on health and wellness information, ranging from fitness, nutrition, food, mind-body, beauty, and weight-loss.

SELF Nutrition Data – this is a great resource on nutrition and healthy living.

Dr.Andrew Weil – author of “Healthy Aging; 8 Weeks to Optimum Health and Spontaneous Happiness” and many other wonderful health guides. His proven programs for staying and maximizing health and well being through your body’s own natural healing power will help you improve sleep, eliminate toxins from the body and develop health eating habits. 8 Weeks to Optimum Health.

Dr.Joel Fuhrman – is a well-known expert on nutrition and healthy eating. People with heart disease , obesity issues and diabetes should have his work in their library. “It has truly turned back time; how wonderful to be 52 and feel like 25. I feel younger every day.” Bobby Smith 15 pounds in 1 month. “Eat to live is a comprehensive ,valuable scientifically focused contribution empowering nutrition knowledge and a healthier life.” Caldwell B. Esselstyn Jr. M.D., Preventive Cardiology; Cleveland Clinic, Ohio.  Read Eat to Live and Eat for Health.

Sugar Busters – Cut sugar to trim fat and to lose weight. Lower your cholesterol ,achieve optimal wellness; increase your energy and help treat your diabetes. Features a 14 day meal plan. A New York Times Bestseller!!!

Fitness & Exercise

Fitness and exercise should be an important part of your daily life. Too often people are obsessed with looking thin. The focus is health , not calories. Your goal should be about incorporating exercise and fitness into your every-day life, balanced with healthy food, relationships and activities. Time needs to make a friend where you are planning a healthy life style balanced with work, down time, friends and hobbies. Fitness begins in the head then you take it to the gym.

Wai Lana Yoga – “One of the best video yoga instructors”:, pop in your DVD and follow 33 minutes of stretching and meditation. Improve your mindfullness, be more limber and increase your health through low impact stretching. A must component to your overall fitness plan. All levels of Yoga featured from the beginner to advanced.

Self.com – a rich resource with health articles (in the Body section) on fitness, exercise, and more.

MyFitnessPal – is a diet and fitness community built with one purpose in mind: providing you with the tools and support you need to achieve your weight loss goals.

Live Strong – has a number of excellent resources on maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Although calorie counting should not be a long-term goal, but a way to initially help you gauge a measure of how to stay healthy and fit, their Calorie Counter can be a good tool to help you get started.

Sleep

Sleep is more important to your health than you might be aware. You probably recognize when you have had a bad night sleep, or stayed up too long and did not sleep enough. So imagine, if you have chronic sleep problems, or are not letting your body get sufficient sleep. I hope these resources will help you with finding the information you look for.

National Sleep Foundation hosts a database of articles on sleep and various medical and psychological sleep disorders.

SleepBetter.org is another great place to start, with a number of tips and tricks about sleeping and research on various aspects of sleep and its benefits.

Dr.Michael Breus is known as the “sleep doctor”, being recognized for his research in the subject area.

Relationships

The key to happiness is not found in our possessions or wealth. It lies within our relationships, activities and belief systems. Relationship issues is a huge issue that everyone sometimes struggles with. Learning how to deal with others (not just in a romantic setting) can help you lead a more enjoyable, stress-free life.

Karner Psychological Associates: Parenting Tips – Relationships don’t just have to be romantic ones. Parents often struggle with their relationships with their children. Here is a resource guide to help the complex process of parenting.

Stress Relief for Kids and Parents – stress is often created from relationship conflicts (among many other things). Stress is one of the most common health issues. Check out a book I have co-authored that focuses on stress relief and relationship advice.

Dr.Stephen R. Covey is an acknowledged relationship guru. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Marriage, and most notably, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People have created a relationship genre . If you are seeking to understand and improve your relationships at work , home, or family look into these works.

The Seven Principles for Making Marriage work by John M.Gottman, Ph.D. and Nan Silver – this books is one place you can look for help in making your marriage run smoother.

Learned Optimism by Martin E.P. Seligman – this book can help teach you about how to make your life more positive all around.Also The Optimistic Child will help parents raise children without negativity and pessimism.

Miscellaneous

Gail Sheehy known for her book, The Silent Passage, delves into the mystery and research surrounding menopause. It is an good resource for women who are in menopause or are about to go through it. She also is known for her books Passages and Understanding Men’s Passages. Great reading for adults who want to understand their normal life cycles.

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