Resources

Local Richmond Resources

Daily Jars – healthy non-allergenic meals freshly prepared with organic and locally sources ingredients. An easy way to eat clean and nourish your body.

Richmond Integrative Psychiatric & Nutrition Services – a functional medicine psychiatric practice using integrative and lifestyle medicine to get to the root cause of mental health symptoms.

Richmond Chiropractic Neurology – Marc Smith, DC, DACNB, FACFN – leading functional neurology practitioner using nutritional therapies for chronic and acute conditions.

Beautycounter – making it their mission to get safer products into the hands of everyone – incredibly healthy options for skin care, makeup, sunscreen, bath and babies…contact Becky Premock with any questions for placing an order.

 

General Wellness

Environmental Working Group – provides research and education to empower people to live healthier lives in a healthier environment. Consumer guides include; foods without pesticides, skin care products, healthy seafood, cleaning products and much more.

Nutritional Research Foundation – a non-profit dedicated to supporting clinical research that evaluates the impact of a nutrient-dense diet on chronic diseases such as autoimmune illnesses, cancer, diabetes and heart disease.

 

Recommended Books

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Eat to Live: The Amazing Nutrient-Rich Program for Fast and Sustained Weight Loss, Revised Edition By Joel Fuhrman, MD – Dr. Joel Fuhrman coined the term “Nutritarian” to describe someone who chooses foods based on their nutritional value.  By following his lifestyle of eating nutrient dense whole fresh fruits, vegetables, beans, nuts and seeds you will naturally lose the cravings for sweets, fats and high calorie foods, return to your ideal weight and even reverse or prevent disease.

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Super Immunity: The Essential Nutrition Guide for Boosting your Body’s Defenses to Live Longer, Stronger and Disease Free by Joel Fuhrman, MD – Dr. Joel Fuhrman provides overwhelming evidence through scientific research that our dietary choices can help strengthen our immune system and protect our bodies from disease.  By shifting away from the Standard American Diet (SAD) and processed foods, we can build immunity that will protect us from the common cold, the flu and even cancer.

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Crazy Sexy Diet: Eat Your Veggies, Ignite Your Spark, and Live Like you Mean It! by Kriss Carr – Crazy Sexy Author, Kriss Carr, provides an open and honest look at her life living with cancer.  She does an excellent job of outlining a plant-based diet loaded with lots of green vegetables and green juice that will  keep your body in a state of repair.  Her humor and tips for living everyday to the fullest are definitely worth the read.

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The Slow Down Diet: Eating for Pleasure, Energy and Weight Loss by Marc David – Marc David writes about an entirely different approach to exploring our relationship with food.  He explains why we need to slow down when we eat so our metabolism can move away from any digestive upset.  His 8 week plan is designed to help you let go of any guilt, shame, fears or habits that may be connected to food and instead search for the pleasure and joy associated with each eating experience.   His focus on slowing down long enough to nourish our body, mind and soul is worth checking out.

 

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Mind Over Medicine: Scientific Proof That You Can Heal Yourself by Lissa Rankin, MD –  Dr. Rankin discovered that many Western medical treatments not only failed but in most cases usually made matters worse.   She set out to prove that the body has an innate ability to self repair when we give it the right tools.  Her program focuses on spirituality, creativity, environmental factors, nutrition and both professional and personal relationships.  She helps you write your own prescription for healing – one that I have never received before in any doctor’s office!

 

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Calming Your Anxious Mind: How Mindfulness and Compassion Can Free You From Anxiety, Fear and Panic by Jeffrey Brantley, MD and Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D.  This book helps you to understand the role that our thoughts and emotions play in anxiety.  It provides a step by step guide for developing a mindfulness practice that uses stillness and presence to face your fears with kindness and compassion.  An excellent reminder to live our life in the present

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The China Study: The Most Comprehensive Study of Nutrition Ever Conducted And the Startling Implications for Diet, Weight Loss and Long-term Health by T. Colin Campbell. One of the most comprehensive studies ever undertaken regarding the relationship between nutrition and the risk of developing disease. An insightful message for anyone living with cancer, diabetes, heart disease and obesity and for those concerned with the effects of aging.