RESOURCES & LINKS
Healing with Whole Foods, by Paul Pitchford: This is a modern classic on how to heal yourself with a whole foods diet. It combines eastern and western theory and is an incredibly rich and authoritative source of information.
Eight Weeks to Optimal Health, by Andrew Weil: Another modern classic that focuses on the basics of a healthy diet and outlines an easy to follow approach to transform your diet. A great book for someone new to the subject of dietary transition.
Feeding the Whole Family, by Cynthia Lair: A cookbook that has yummy, simple and easy to follow recipes. Mostly vegetarian, but has some recipes for meat dishes. A great book for families that are interested in embarking on dietary transition together.
Ancient Wisdom, Modern Kitchen, by Yaun Wang, Warren Sheir, Mika Ono: A book dedicated to understanding how to incorporate traditional Chinese dietetics and herbs into one’s diet for health purposes. Lots of great information and recipes.
Nourishing Traditions, by Sally Fallon: A wonderfully insightful book that explores the history of food and our relationship to it. Includes recipes and research related to the Westin Price Foundation. Advocates a balanced diet of quality, whole food ingredients that includes animal products. This is a great book for those that do not want to give up animal products and want to educate themselves about how this can be done.
Diet for a New America, by John Robbins: This book focuses on the benefits of a vegetarian diet for the wellbeing of the individual and the planet. It explores how factory farming impacts our health and environment.
The Omnivore’s Dilemma, by Michael Pollen: This book takes a broad look at our modern relationship with food in all of it’s complexities. A great overview of many important aspects regarding the food choices we face today.
In Defense of Food, by Michael Pollen: Michael Pollan has said that he wrote In Defense of Food as a response to people asking him what they should eat after having read his previous book, The Omnivore’s Dilemma. This is good book to serve as a basis of understanding when making dietary choices.
A website based on the movie of the same name.
A website based on the book of the same name.
Resource for a vegetarian diet and lifestyle.
A resource for a gluten-free, whole food based diet and lifestyle.
An amazing resource for a healthy, cancer free lifestyle.
The official companion site of Toni Weschler, author of Taking Charge of Your Fertility.
Forks Over Knives: This documentary puts forth the theory, (based on research) that most chronic disease can be attributed to and treated by diet. Not to be overstated, this is mandatory viewing for anyone suffering from chronic disease.
Supersize Me: An entertaining, insightful and shocking look at how fast food impacts our health.
FERTILITY, PREGNANCY, BIRTH & POSTPARTUM RESOURCES
PREGNANCY & BIRTH RESOURCES
Midwives & Doulas, Yoga & Bodywork
Bend Birth Center
St. Charles Health System
East Cascade Women’s Group
Dakota Dawson –With You Birthing
Sarah Rafail –Loving Hands Doula
Megan Mendoza -Central Oregon Doula
Maya Abdominal Massage (Arvigo)
Holistic Pelvic Care
Tula Movement Arts
Namaspa Yoga & Massage
Pregnancy & Birth Research
The safety of using acupuncture during pregnancy
Nausea & vomiting in early pregnancy
Nausea & vomiting
Depression in pregnancy
Pelvic pain in pregnancy
Cost-effectiveness of Acupuncture for breech presentation
Moxibustion for correction of breech presentation
Impact of acupressure on onset of labor & labor duration
Acupuncture or Acupressure for induction of labor
Reducing labor pain
POSTPARTUM RECOVERY RESOURCES
Handouts & Resources
Holistic Pelvic Care
Wild Feminine, Wild Creative, Mothering From Your Center
The First 40 Days – Heng Ou’s book
The Fourth Trimester – Kimberly Ann Johnson
The Essential Guide to Acupuncture in Pregnancy and Childbirth: Debra Betts