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Klaire Labs Probiotics A pricey, high-quality probiotic with multiple strains. Delivered on ice, guaranteeing that the cultures are still alive and active. Hypoallergenic, dairy and gluten-free. (You will need Anne's practitioner code to be able to order this product. Inquire for details and specific product recommendations.)
Prescript Assist A high-quality, broad spectrum, shelf-stable probiotic using symbiotic species found in soil.
Dr. Ohhira's Probiotic These are good quality, shelf-stable probiotics that you can usually find in a local Whole Foods. It is produced in a longer term fermentation process which allows 12 strains to develop, which means it benefits more of the GI tract than most. Contains soy.
Metagenics PhytoMulti If you like multivitamins, Metagenics makes a good one. If you are a fertility patient, choose the selection containing iron.
Green Pastures Butter Oil/Cod Liver Oil Blend This is one of the few quality cod liver oil supplements out there. The oils are fermented according to tradition, making this product fresh. Balanced in ratio of Vitamins A & D.
Biotics Vitamin D 2000IU Drops These absorb well.
Designs for Health Magnesium This form--buffered magnesium chelate--does not affect bowel softness. Magnesium deficiency is common for those with high stress or sleep difficulties.
Thorne Stress B-Complex This product has a well-balanced ratio of B Vitamins in active form for better bioavailability. It is often used for stress and adrenal support
Vita Blue Ocean Minerals Useful for replenishing minerals, especially for deficiency or those working with orthopedic issues or pain, such as athletes, ex-dancers, and the elder population.
Ferrofood Iron Supplement by Standard Process This is a good bioavailable iron supplement utilizing animal organs as well as plant substances.
Ligaplex Connective Tissue Repair by Standard Process - This is a good supplement to add nutrition for healing muscle, ligament and tendon.
Health Concern's Chzyme A modern take on a classic Chinese digestive formula utilizing enzymes as well as herbs.
Hemp Oil Grown and processed to organic standards, a non-psychoactive supplement, legal in all 50 states. Inquire directly.
Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon
This cookbook and reference is based on the work of Weston A. Price. In addition to simple recipes, the articles preceding each section are clear, concise, and well-researched. This is a must-have for anyone interested basic dietary conduct.
An Everlasting Meal by Tamar Adler
Chez Panisse alum Tamar Adler's beautiful prose-poetic ode to cooking with basic instructions for culinary freehanding. Learn how to make one recipe roll over into the next for economical, easy home-cooked cuisine.
Wild Fermentation by Sandor Ellix Katz A simple handbook for fermenting your own foods making your own pickles, yogurt...even wine.
The Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael Pollan Already a classic.
Understanding Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine
Spark in the Machine: How the Science of Acupuncture Explains the Mysteries of Western Medicine by Daniel Keown, MD
An exploration of the Western science behind Chinese medicine.
Cross Currents: The Perils of Electropollution, The Promise of Electromedicine by Robert O. Becker, MD
Written by a two-time Nobel Prize nominee and orthopedic surgeon, this book explores the concept of life based on electro magnetism. (Relevant to acupuncture, but not directly about it.)
The Body Electric: Electromagnetism and the Foundation of Life by Robert O. Becker, MD
Same author as the above, a little more technical.
The Body Has a Mind of Its Own by Sandra & Matthew Blakeslee
The Heart's Code by Paul Pearsall
Discover the intelligence of the heart organ and its implications for self-healing from a psychoneuroimmunologist. The medical science and the personal experiences of the author are both beautiful.
Human Heart, Cosmic Heart by Thomas Cowan, MD
An exploration of the human heart written by a doctor who was influenced by the work of Rudolf Steiner and Weston A. Price. What if the heart isn't a pump? Entertaining, scientific and personal writing.
The Alchemy of Illness by Kat Duff
A moving read about the path of illness. Excellent for those with chronic conditions or healers.
Women's Health, Prenatal & Postpartum Care
7 Times a Woman by Dr. Lia Andrews, DAOM, LAc
Think of this book as the Chinese Medicine manual for the female-bodied. It offers lifestyle practices and dietary guidelines according to physiological requirements by age. Women cycle in 7 year progressions: ages 7, 14, 21, 28, 35, 42, 49, and post-menopause.
Ina May's Guide to Childbirth and Ina May's Guide to Breastfeeding by Ina May Gaskin
Get stoked about natural childbirth. See that it is really doable. Learn about sphincter law. Half of the book is devoted to birth stories written by new moms. Read the second half first!
After the Baby's Birth: A Woman's Guide to Wellness: A Complete Guide for Postpartum Women by Robin Lim
A field guide to the postpartum period, including a small listing of herbs for reference.
Natural Health After Birth: The Complete Guide to Postpartum Wellness by Aviva Jill Romm
Prakriti: Your Ayurvedic Constitution by Robert Svoboda
An introduction to Ayurveda. This book gives a basic understanding of doshic theory and its practical applications.
Ayurveda: Life, Health & Longevity by Robert Svoboda
A little deeper, a beautiful read.
Complete Book of Ayurvedic Home Remedies by Dr. Vasant Lad
A home how-to reference with many useful remedies that empower the reader to address common conditions with small adjustments to diet, lifestyle and safe herbs.
Asana Pranayama Mudra Bandha by Swami Satyananda Sarasvati
A Bihar School classic reference book for the postures.
Yoga Nidra by Swami Satyananda Sarasvati
This book explains the structure of the practice of yoga nidra and has sample scripts so that you can record your own. Expand from this foundation to construct your own script more relevant for your healing goals.
Dragon's Play by Liu Ming (listed as Charles Belyea & Stephen Tainer)
This elegant Orthodox Daoist teaching of the Twelve Stage View is beautifully rendered and easy to understand. The illustrations inspire the reader to take time reading it and duly contemplate each stage.
Women of Wisdom by Tsultrim Allione
The untold stories of notable female Dzogchen practitioners through history. The autobiographical introduction explains the inspiration for the book and is a moving standalone read.
Training the Mind by Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche
This teaching on the precepts is one of my faves. The subtitle is, "Training Loving-Kindness."
Not For Happiness by Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse
An excellent refinement of our orientation to practice, geared toward the beginner but relevant to the experienced practitioner. This enjoyable read gets into many common pitfalls and offers advice and inspiration on engaging the practices.
Kids & Parenting
A Kid's Herb Book by Lesley Tierra, LAc, AHG
Help your children learn about the wild and wonderful world of herbs by making yummy and effective teas, linaments, formentations and more. Learn to recognize herbs and make your own lozenges, herbal baths, mouthwashes, even medicinal cookies!
NurtureShock by Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman
This is not a how-to parenting book, but an enjoyable, readable window into the fascinating world of childhood behavioral science. It pays off with applicable lessons to bring home.
Grief & Loss
The Wild Edge of Sorrow by Frances Weller, MFT
About the 5 Gates of Grief and the way in which loss is a doorway to feeling more alive and interconnected.
When Things Fall Apart by Pema Chodron
Meditations and anecdotes about embracing reality as it is, not necessarily as you want it to be. Embrace the power that is
Ayurveda: Art of Being Curious about Ayurveda? This excellent film captures the beauty and power of Ayurveda in its traditional context and usage, demonstrating its relevance to the modern world. This film was instrumental in giving me respect for Ayurvedic medicine when I was first studying it. I've found it on Netflix and Youtube.
9000 Needles Curious about acupuncture? It is scientifically proven to be effective, but scientists still can't pin down the exact mechanism. This film shows the deep and lasting impact that acupuncture had on one American man and his community after a devastating stroke. I've found it on Amazon and Youtube.
Freakonomics: Bad Medicine A three part series investigating the story of 98.6 and the ontersection of science and art (and myth) in modern medicine.
Charles Eisenstein's A New and Ancient Story Listed here because the health of our society, environment and economy are reflected in our individual health.
Weston A. Price Foundation
A nonprofit health and nutrition foundation, based on the work of doctor and researcher Weston A. Price
National Center for Home Food Preserving
The timing/recipes to make home canning safe