Helpful Links and Community Partners
- Understanding Pain
- Arthritis Foundation
- Rheumatoid Arthritis Support Network
- Celiac Disease Fact Sheets
- Center For Integrative Manual Therapy & Diagnosis
- National Osteoporosis Foundation
- Nutritionist – Bonnie Minsky, M.P.H.,L.N.C.,C.N.S
- Kim Wheaton – Certified Birth Doula
- Interstitial Cystitis Network
- International Pelvic Pain Society
- Jo Cessna – The Natural Cook
- Susan Booker – Natural Childbirth Educator
- Lehan Drugs
- Grassroots Juicery & Cafe
Recommended Reading Topics
Restorative Yoga: Relax and Renew
by Judith Lasater, PhD, PT
Easy to follow relaxation positions for specific conditions such as low back and neck pain, breathing difficulties, as well as for pregnancy and menopause.Wonderful quotes and pictures throughout the book.
Relax and Renew: Restful Yoga for Stressful Times
by Judith Lasater
A beautifully illustrated book of poses that address almost every area of your body that needs to relax and let go in order to relieve pain or to maximize the use of that region. Poses for Pregnancy related stress and helpful tips for that population are also addressed.
The Trans-Fat Solution: Cooking and Shopping to Eliminate the Deadliest Fat from Your Diet
by Kim Severson
Vegetarian Cooking Made Easy: 125 Best Vegitarian Slow Cooker Recipes
by Judith Finlayson
Most slow cooker recipes use a lot of processed and high fat ingredients. This book tends to utilize more whole and natural foods and gives suggestions for using either canned or dried beans rather than only giving canned options.A great variety of recipes including nuts, soups, stews, and bean recipes.
Nutrition in a Nutshell
by Bonnie Minsky
Discusses the effects food has on our different body systems and the allergen potentials of a large variety of foods as well as what signs to look for.
The Sweet Truth
by Kelly Keough
A wheat-free, sugar-free, gluten-free cookbook with really good tasting recipes, REALLY! The recipes span from healthy snacks, desserts, salads and entrees all of which are designed to have a positive effect on your body
Postural Alignment: The Missing Link in Health and Fitness
by Paul DArezzo, MD
Learn about the importance of body alignment and simple exercises to improve and maintain it.
The Ultimate Body Rolling Workout: The Revolutionary Way To Tone, Lengthen, & Realign Your Body
by Yamuna Zake and Stephanie Golden
Created by a yoga teacher, body rolling is a combination of self applied deep tissue massage and weight bearing incorporated exercises that target all major areas of the body including the feet.
Chi Walking: Five mindful steps for Lifelong Health & Energy
by Danny Dreyer & Katherine Dryer
This book discusses how to improve your walking skills with tips for postural alignment, core engagement, improving balance as well mindfulness and breathing techniques.
Full Catastrophe Living: Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain, Illness
by Jon Kabat-Zinn
A practical guide to manifesting mindfulness through meditation, breathing, and other practical tips to guide the reader towards self-healing.
A New Earth: Awakening to Your Lifes Inner Purpose
by Eckhart Tolle
A wonderfully easy to understand guide to quieting the voice inside your head so that you can start to become more aware of and attuned to who YOU really are and to the world around you.
The Four Agreements: A Toltec Wisdom Book
by Don Miguel Ruiz
A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom: A quick and easy read discussing four helpful hints that when applied to life allows a freedom for happiness to enter.
Life Will Never Be The Same: The Real Mom’s Postpartum Survival Guide by Ann Dunnewold, Ph.D. and Diane Sanford, Ph.D.
This is a guide to emotional health surrounding pregnancy and childbearing. You will learn to: be emotionally healthy during the postpartum period; prevent normal ups and downs from turning into anxiety and depression; replace mothering guilt with confidence and strength; learning self-care which is the key to emotional health and successful mothering.
Ina May’s Guide to Breastfeeding, by Ina May Gaskin
This book is a great resource for anyone needing more information on breastfeeding.
Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth, by Ina May Gaskin
For women interested in natural childbirth, this book gives expectant mothers comprehensive information on everything from the all-important mind-body connection to how to give birth without technological intervention.
The Postpartum Husband: Practical Solutions for Living With Postpartum Depression, by Karen Kleiman, M.S.W.
Not forgetting the dads, this book gives straightforward supportive information and specific recommendations to help partners deal with the impact of depression after the birth of a baby.