Resources & Recommendations

We provide these resources as a reference for information that you may discuss with your provider. Please discuss any questions with your provider before beginning a targeted nutrition plan.

Recommended Movies
We have found these movies informative and useful. As a clinic, we may not endorse all of the opinions represented in these films, though we have found them to offer some valuable perspectives to consider. Please speak with your provider before instituting changes recommended in the films. If you have other movies to recommend, please let us know.

  • Food Inc
  • Escape Fire
  • The Connection
  • Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead
  • Fed Up
  • The Minimalist
  • Forks Over Knives
  • That Sugar Film
  • An Inconvenient Truth
Condition Specific Handouts
We have made these handouts available for specific conditions. Your provider or coach may references these during a visit. To make sure that the recommendations would be appropriate for you, please discuss any handout with a practitioner before initiating the changes.


Recommended Books
We recommend these books for general health and specific conditions. These books may present a different perspective on health than conventional Western Medicine. We always recommend discussing any recommendations with your provider.


Eating Well

  • Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver
  • The Blood Sugar Solution by Mark Hyman
  • In Defense of Food by Michael Pollan
  • Eat, Drink, and Be Healthy by Walter Willet
  • Eating Well for Optimal Health by Andrew Weil
  • Grain Brain by David Perlmutter
  • The Omnivores Dilemma by Michael Pollan
  • Wheat Belly by William Davis


  • Spontaneous Happiness by Andrew Weil
  • The Unteathered Soul by Michael Singer
  • Where ever you go, there you are by Jon Kabbat-Zinn

Healthy Aging

  • Healthy Aging by Andrew Weil
  • Being Mortal by Atul Gawande

Mental Health

  • The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz
  • A Mind of Your Own by Kelly Brogan, MD


  • Family Herbal: A Guide to Living Life with Energy, Health, & Vitality by Rosemary Gladstar

Mind-Body Connection

  • When the Body Says No: Exploring the Stress-Disease Connection by Dr. Gabor Maté

Hormone Treatment

  • The Hormone Cure by Sara Gottfried, MD

Immune System Treatment

  • The Immune System Recovery Plan by Susan Blum, MD
  • The Autoimmune Solution by Amy Myers, MD

Thyroid Treatment

  • The Thyroid Connection by Amy Myers, MD
Recommended Health Apps

We have found the following smart phone apps to be helpful in supporting optimal lifestyle. Some help you find the local trails, and others may track your activity or even help with shopping. You may have free features included in your phone that perform some of these functions, and so check out what you may already have before buying a ‘paid app.’

  • AllTrails – Maps of many (most) local trails
  • C25K (Couch to 5K) – Easing into a running routine (whether the goal is a 5K or not)
  • HeadSpace – Meditation and yoga app
  • Healthy Living – App by EWG to scan barcoades for safety scores
  • Kindara – Fertility tracker. Planning for or preventing pregnancy 
  • MealimeMeal planning (food preferences available) with recipe selection & interactive shopping list
  • Swim Guide – Water quality report from sections of the French Broad and other area rivers.
  • YogaGlo – Online/app-based yoga classes.(Subscription required after free trial).