Arem, Ridha MD, The Thyroid Solution: A Mind-Body Program for Beating Depression and Regaining Your Emotional and Physical Health. (Ballantine Books, August 2000)
Abramson, John, MD. Overdosed America: The Broken Promise of American Medicine. (HarperCollins, 2004)
Adam. The Path of the Dream (Penguin, 2006) www.dreamhealer.com
Balch, Phyllis A., CNC. Prescription for Nutritional Ed. (Avery, 2006)
Bland, Jeffrey, PhD. The 20-Day Rejuvenation Diet Program. (Keats, 1997)
Braverman, Eric. R., MD. The Edge Effect. (Sterling, 2004)
Brennan, Barbara Ann. Hands of Light. (Bantam, 1987)
Brownstein, David. Iodine, Why You Need It, Why You Can’t Live Without Ed. (Medical Alternative Press, 2006)
Campbell, T. Colin, PhD and Thomas M. Campbell II. The China Study. (Ben-Bella Books, 2006)
Challem, Jack, Burton Berkson, MD, and Melissa Diane Smith. Syndrome X–The Complete Nutritional Program to Prevent and Reverse Insulin Resistance. (Wiley & Sons, 2000)
Crook, William G., MD, Hyla Cass, MD, Elizabeth B. Crook, and Carolyn Dean. The Yeast Connection and Women’s Health. (Professional Books/Future Health, 2005)
Duke, James A., PhD. The Green Pharmacy. (St. Martin’s Press, 1997)
Eden, Donna and David Feinstein. Energy Medicine. (Tarcher, 1998)
Fuller, DicQie, PhD, DSc. The Healing Power of Enzymes. (Forbes, 1998)
Gottschall, Elaine. Breaking the Vicious Health Through Diet. (Kirkton Press, 1994)
Groopman, Jerome, MD. The Anatomy of Hope: How Some People Prevail in the Face of Illness. (Random House, 2005)
Hyde, Stephen S. Prescription Drugs for Half Price or Less. (Bantam Books, 2005)
Janse, Allison and Charles Gerba, PhD. The Germ Freak’s Guide to Outwitting Colds and Flu. (Health Communications, 2005)
Lawless, Julia. The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Essential Oils. (Element Books, 1995)
Lee, John R., MD, and Virginia Hopkins. What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About (Warner Books, 1996)
Lee, John R., MD, David Zava, PhD, and Virginia Hopkins. What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Breast (Warner Books, 2003)
Lee, John R., MD, Jesse Hanley, MD, and Virginia Hopkins. What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Premenopause. (Warner Books, 1999)
Levine, Barbara Hoberman. Your Body Believes Every Word You Say. (Words Work Press, 2000)
Lowell, Jax Peters. Against the Grain. (Henry Holt and Company, 1995)
Mitchell, Deborah R. and David Charles Dodson, MD. The Diet Pill (St. Martin’s Press, 2002)
Murray, Michael, MD. The Healing Power of Foods. (Prima Publishing, 1993)
Myss, Caroline, PhD. Anatomy of the Spirit. (Crown Publishers, 1996)
Myss, Caroline, PhD. Why People Don’t Heal and How They Can. (Harmony Books, 1997)
Northrup, Christiane, MD. The Wisdom of Menopause. (Bantam, 2003)
Northrup, Christiane, MD. Women’s Bodies, Women’s (Hay House, 2006)
O’Neill, Brian E. The Testosterone Edge. (Healthy Living Books, 2005) Perlmutter, David, MD, and Carol Colman. The Better Brain Book. (Riverhead Books, 2004)
Perlmutter, David, MD, and Carol Colman. Raise a Smarter Child by Kindergarten. (Bantam Dell, 2006)
Pert, Candice B., and Deepak Chopra. Molecules of Emotion: Why You Feel the Way You Feel. (Scribner, 1997)
Pierce, Tanya Harter. Outsmart Your Cancer: Alternative Non-Toxic Treatments That Work. (Thoughtworks Publishing, Stateline, NV, 2004)
Rath, Matthias, MD. Why Animals Don’t Get Heart Attacks but People Do. (MR Publishing, 2003)
Ravnskov, Uffe, MD, PhD. The Cholesterol Myths: Exposing the Fallacy That Saturated Fat and Cholesterol Cause Heart Disease. (New Trends Publishing, 2000)
Redmond, Geoffrey, MD. The Hormonally Vulnerable Woman. (HarperCollins, 2005)
Robbins, John. The Food Revolution: How Diet Can Help Save Your Life and Our World. (Conari Press, 2001)
Rogers, Sherry A., MD. No More Heartburn. (Kensington, 2000)
Roizen, Michael F., MD, and Mehmet C. Oz, MD. You: The Owner’s Manual. (Harper Collins, 2005)
Rubin, Jordan S., N.MD, PhD. The Maker’s (Siloam, 2004)
Rubin, Jordan S., N.MD, and Joseph Brasco, MD. Restoring Your Digestive (Kensington, 2003)
Sapolsky, Robert M. Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers. (W. H. Freeman and Company,
Seidman, Michael. D., MD, FACS, and Marie Moneysmith. Save Your Hearing
Now. (Warner Books, 2006) Shames, Richard MD, and Karilee Shames, PhD, RN Feeling Fat, Fuzzy or Frazzled? (Penguin, 2005)
Shealy, C. Norman, MD, PhD. The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Healing Remedies. (Element Books, 1998)
Shippen, Eugene, MD, and William Fryer. The Testosterone Syndrome. (M. Evans and Co., 2001)
Somers, Suzanne. Ageless: The Naked Truth About Bioidentical Hormones. (Crown Publishers, 2006)
Sutherland, Caroline M. The Body to Tune into Your Body and Improve Your Health. (Hay House, 2001)
Talbott, Shawn, PhD. The Cortisol (Hunter House Inc., 2002)
Teitelbaum, Jacob, MD. From Fatigued to Fantastic. (Avery, 2001) Tolle, Eckhart. A New Earth. (Penguin, 2005)
Tolle, Eckhart. The Power of Now. (Namaste Publishing, 1997)
Weil, Andrew. Eight Weeks to Optimum Health, Rev. Ed.: A Proven Program for Taking Full Advantage of Your Body’s Natural Healing Power. (Knopf, 2006)
Weil, Andrew. Healthy Aging: A Lifelong Guide to Your Physical and Spiritual Well-
Being. (Knopf, 2005)
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Weiss, Brian L., MD. Through Time into (Simon & Schuster, 1992)
Whitaker, Julian, MD. Dr. Whitaker’s Guide to Natural Healing: America’s Leading
Wellness Doctor Shares His Secrets for Lifelong Health! (Three Rivers Press, 1996)
Whitaker, Julian, MD. The Whitaker Wellness Weight Loss Program. (Rutledge Hill Press, 2006)
Williamson, Marianne. A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of a Course in
(HarperCollins, 1992) Wilson, James L., ND, DC, PhD. Adrenal Fatigue: The Century Stress Syndrome. (Smart Publications, 2001)
Wright, Jonathan. Natural Hormone Replacement for Women Over Forty-five. (Smart Publications, 1995)
Young, Robert O., PhD, and Shelley Redford Young. The pH (Warner Books, 2002)
CDs and DVDs
Adam. Dream Healer: Visualizations for Self-Empowerment.
www.dreamhealer.com This is a DVD narrated by Adam, and it outlines fourteen powerful visualizations. I really like this DVD, and you can play it anytime. It teaches you how to “see” yourself heal through creative imagery.
Byrne, Rhonda. The Secret DVD. (Beyond Words, 2006)
Positive thinking helps you feel better. This interesting movie teaches you how to stay in the positive and learn about Laws of Attraction.
Dyer, Wayne W. The Power of Intention. Audio CDs. (Hay House, 2004) www.drwaynedyer.com
Franco, Lisa Lynne, and George Tortorelli. Love & Peace. ( Lavender Sky Records, 1997)
www.innerpeacemusic.com Halpern’s music helps you relax, reduce stress, sleep better, and connect with your spiritual essence. His music is designed to reorganize your brain waves in a positive manner.
Thompson, Dr. Jeffrey. Brainwave Suite.
www.unwind.com or call 888-4-UNWIND. $28.
This is a set of four CDs that uses inaudible pulses of sound, based on brain maps, to trigger your brain to produce the alpha, theta, delta, or alpha-theta brain states. Choose your CD based on whether you want to feel relaxed, intuitive, sleepy, or fully awake.
Tolle, Eckhart. The Power of Now, Stillness Speaks and A New Earth: Awakening Your Life’s Purpose.
www.eckharttolle.com These are audio versions of his books—try them if you live on the go!
Virtue, Doreen. Chakra Clearing.
www.angeltherapy.com A CD designed to manipulate energy patterns, giving you a sense of vitality and wellness.
Weiss, Brian, MD. Mirrors of Time.
The CD contains the actual regression techniques Dr. Weiss uses with his patients. Now you can go back through time and recall past events that may have led to symptoms or difficulties in the present time.
Cosmetics and Skin Care Resources
Aminocare Lotion and Cream
www.aminocare.com 1-800-856-8006 Formulated by an internationally known researcher and holistic cancer specialist, Dr. Stanislaw Burzynski, this beauty breakthrough alters your genes and switches off the ones that age you. For more information on his cancer clinic, visit www.cancermed.com or call 713-335-5697.
www.aubrey-organics.com 1-800-282-7394 They make a complete line of skin care essentials, soaps, and shampoos sold widely at most health-food stores and online.
Blue Lagoon Iceland
www.bluelagoon.com Yes, Iceland! I recommend you go there at least once in your life. Their incredible Blue Lagoon geothermal water, a hot spring, contains healing silica mud, minerals, and algae, which is soothing and helpful for all kinds of skin problems, even psoriasis. If you can’t fly there, go online and see their silica-infused beauty products.
The Body Shop
www.bodyshop.com You’ll see this store in lots of malls and shopping districts—their bath, body, and makeup line is very natural.
www.botoxcosmetic.com You can go on their website to learn more about Botulinum toxin, the “pretty” poison that people use to erase wrinkles and frown lines.
Bremenn Research Labs www.hylexin.com 800-621-9553 They make Hylexin—the undereye cream that removes dark circles.
www.dermalogica.com 1-310-900-4000 They sell to fine salons where you can buy their products (not direct to consumer). They make a nice acne mask, the Anti-Bac Cooling Masque, among other wonderful products.
www.enzymedica.com E-mail: [emailprotected] 1-888-918-1118 They make terrific high-quality enzymes. A basic one is called Digest, but they have a full range of enzymes for all sorts of conditions.
www.lasercomb.net This is a “laser” hair brush that thickens hair. It used to be offered only in salons.
Ideal Image Laser Hair Removal
www.idealimage.com They specialize in permanently removing unwanted hair using laser technology.
Jan Marini Skin Research
www.janmarini.com 1-800-347-2223 She makes a supercool eyelash builder and other innovative products that utilize alpha hydroxy acids and a skin-loving form of vitamin C.
www.kinerase.com E-mail: [emailprotected] 800-321-4576
www.strivectin.com 1-800-919-9715 They make the cream StriVectin-SD, which they advertise as being “better than Botox.”
www.naturopathica.com E-mail: [emailprotected] 1-800-592-7995 They are committed to using only the highest-quality botanicals from around the world in their complete line of skin and body care products. They make unique eye creams that reduce puffiness and dark circles (Coneflower Eye Recovery Gel and Vitamin K Eye Cream), and my readers tell me that their Arnica Muscle and Joint Bath and Body Oil helps ease sore muscles and minor arthritic pain.
www.purist.com Australian based: + 61 2 9420 7400 They use natural botanical extract for their makeup and skin care line, “certified organic” where possible.
www.restylane.com An injectable “filler” that some women use in their lips, laugh lines, and under eyes.
Safe Cosmetic Organization
www.safecosmetics.org This website can tell you if a beauty company has signed a document promising not to use harmful chemicals.
www.sephora.com 1-877-SEPHORA or (877-737-4672) Picture a huge cosmetic and skin care store that you can get lost in for six hours straight! They are found in many cities in the U.S., but if there’s not one in yours, go online.
www.ewg.org/reports/skindeep This website allows you to assess the safety of personal care items and cosmetics. It is a project of the Environmental Working Group and they provide in-depth information on more than 7,000 ingredients that are found in our bathroom drawers. You can find out how safe your favorite products are, like shampoos, lip balms, sunscreens, deodorants, lotion, cleansers, and nail polish. This website actually lists products of highest concern to lowest concern.
www.skinmedica.com They sell Retinol Complex, a vitamin A-derived formula (similar to prescription Retin-A) that helps to ease fine lines and improve the overall architecture of your skin. Go to their home page and click on “find a physician” to find a doctor you can buy it from.
www.vaniqa.com This prescription cream slows the growth of unwanted facial hair after about six months of use.
Zia Natural Skincare
Gluten Free Mall
Whole Foods Market
www.wholefoodsmarket.com This unique health supermarket offers meats, fish, and poultry that are free of hormones and antibiotics. They have aisles of specialty natural and organic foods/produce and other personal care items/cosmetics that promise to be free of harmful additives, colorants, sweeteners, dyes, and other toxic chemicals. Their website lists all the chemicals that you will NOT find in their store. Shop with confidence at Whole Foods.If there isn’t one close to home, you can shop securely online at their website. Whole Foods supports local growers.
Wild Oats Marketplace
www.wildoats.com 1-800-494-WILD (9453) This is another incredible healthy supermarket that carries natural and organic meats, produce, supplements, and personal care items. They take pride in offering the highest-quality seafood, and you can shop online.
Lucy’s Kitchen Shop
lucyskitchen.com or scdkitchen.com E-mail: [emailprotected] 1-888-484-2126 This is where you order almond flour and get recipes for the Specific Carbohydrate diet mentioned in Chapter 13. Great for diabetics and people with neurological or gastrointestinal problems.
www.madhavahoney.com A source for agave syrup.
Sweet Cactus Farms
www.sweetcactusfarms.com A source for agave syrup.
Labs and Testing
Billings Ovulation Method
Doctor’s Data, Inc.
www.doctorsdata.com E-mail: [emailprotected] 3755 Illinois Avenue St. Charles, IL 60174-2420 1-800-323-2784 FAX: 630-587-7860
www.enterolab.com 10875 Plano Road, Suite 123 Dallas, TX 75238 1-972-686-6869 Specialized stool testing for gluten and other food sensitivities, and gastrointestinal disorders. Dr. Kenneth Fine, founder and director of EnteroLab.com and the non-profit Intestinal Health Institute (www.intestinalhealth.org), is a leading expert in GI health. You don’t need to have a doctor order these specialized tests. EnterLab.com is willing to sell their test kits directly to the public.
www.gdx.net 63 Zillicoa Street Asheville, NC 28801 1-828-253-0621 FAX: 828-252-9303
www.hemex.com 1-800-999-CLOT (2568) They specialize in a wide variety of blood testing and can find out how “thick” your blood is and how well it coagulates. They offer other exciting blood panels.
Dr. John Lee
www.johnleemd.com 16612 Burke Lane Huntington Beach, CA 92647 877-375-3363 FAX: 714 848-8311 E-mail: [emailprotected] Right up to the moment of his death in 2003, John R. Lee, MD, dedicated his life to helping people overcome health issues related to hormone imbalances. He worked tirelessly to bring awareness to millions of women that there are safe, natural alternatives to synthetic hormones and their disturbing side effects. Men and women can order hormonal test kits to help determine levels of DHEA, cortisol, estrogen, testosterone and much more from this site. No doctor required; they sell directly to consumer.
Meridian Valley Laboratory
www.meridianvalleylab.com E-mail: [emailprotected] 801 SW 16th, Suite 126 Renton, WA 98055 1-425-271-8689 FAX: 425-271-8674
Metametrix Clinical Laboratory
www.metametrix.com 4855 Peachtree Industrial Blvd. Suite 201 Norcross, GA 300921-800-221-4640 FAX: 770-441-2237 E-mail: [emailprotected]
www.tahoma-clinic.com Founded by international lecturer and author Dr. Jonathan Wright, the Tahoma Clinic focuses on disease prevention and treatment by natural biochemical and bioenergetic means. Dr. Wright has developed the use of bioidentical hormones and the proper use of DHEA, and I consider him one of the best physicians of our time.
www.zrtlab.com E-mail: [emailprotected] 8605 SW Creekside Place Beaverton, OR 97008 1-866-600-1636 FAX: 503-466-1636 This is a great lab for at-home saliva and blood-spot tests that you can order yourself without a doctor. Their Comprehensive Hormone Profile test measures your levels of estrogen, testosterone, cortisol, DHEA, and thyroid, among others. Their report is easy to read and you can take it to any doctor for evaluation.
Academy College for the Advancement of Medicine (ACAM)
24411 Ridge Route Suite 115 Laguna Hilla, CA 92653 1-949-309-3520
American Association of Retired Persons (AARP)
www.aarp.org 1-888-OUR-AARP (888-687-2277)
American Board of Hypnotherapy
American Board of Medical Specialties
www.abms.org 1-866-275-2267 (866-ASK-ABMS) This website can tell you whether your doctor is board certified.
American College for the Advancement of Medicine (ACAM)
American Council of Hypnotist Examiners
www.hypnotistexaminers.org 818-242-1159 E-mail: [emailprotected]
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
American Sleep Apnea Association (ASAA)
The Broda O. Barnes, MD Research Foundation Inc.
www.brodabarnes.org Great resource for thyroid information.
Centers for Disease Control
www.cdc.gov You can find out what drugs have been approved, including generics.
www.clinicalpharmacology.com A great reference for clinicians on medications and herbals.
Federation of State Medical Boards
www.docinfo.org This is the website mentioned in Chapter 14 that sells reports outlining any disciplinary actions against a physician.
Hospice Foundation of America
Institute of Functional Medicine (IFM)
4411 Point Fosdick Drive NW, Suite 305 P.O. Box 1697 Gig Harbor, WA 98335 www.functionalmedicine.org 1-800-228-0622
National Guild of Hypnotists
www.ngh.net 603-429-9438 E-mail: [emailprotected]
National Institutes of Health
www.nih.gov Bethesda, Maryland
National Sleep Foundation
Natural Products Association
They’ll help you find a sleep center close to your home.
Information on Plan B birth control.
AntiSnore Therapeutic Ring
www.aubrey-organics.com 1-800-282-7394 A very natural beauty product line widely available at natural health-food stores and online.
www.aveda.com 1-866-823-1425 They make a line of environmentally friendly skin-care and bath products sold at fine salons and online.
Bath and Body Works
www.bathandbodyworks.com They make a nice Energizing Body Wash and lots of special “me time” pampering bath and body products.
www.emwave.com 1-800-450-9111 The antistress toy: a small handheld biofeedback device that helps you train yourself to balance your heart rhythm by feeling positive emotions, mentioned in Chapter 2.
Head Spa Massager
www.gadgetuniverse.com 1-800-429-1139 Gadget Universe sells an innovative product called the Head Spa Massager that fits over your head and vibrates to relieve headache pain. The site also offers a bunch of other very neat, unique gadgets.
www.juvent.com They sell the Juvent 1000, a device for people who have osteoporosis.
www.migracap.com E-mail: [emailprotected] This South Wales company produces a unique headcover that combines pressure, coldness, and darkness to relieve your head pain. It costs about $75 (U.S.) when you buy it online.
Myself Bladder Trainer
www.deschutesmed.com www.dependonmyself.com E-mail: [emailprotected] 1-800-323-1363 This biofeedback training device helps you with those embarrassing leaks by training your bladder to stay shut. You can buy “Myself” at Walgreens, The Medicine Shoppe, Drug Emporium, and other pharmacies as well as online.
www.pillarprocedure.com Helps with snoring and is described in Chapter 7.
Snore Free nose clip
Sold online through various websites, but I found the best prices on Ebay.com.
Snoreclipse www.snoreclipse.com 1-877-662-9500
www.therabath.com A paraffin wax bath mentioned in Chapter 15 that offers drug-free pain relief for joint pain in your hands and feet.
www.vigorelle.com A topical sex cream for women.
Wise Woman Herbals
www.wisewomanherbals.com 1-541-895-5172 This website offers a vitamin E suppository that helps with vaginal dryness and other high-quality nutritionals using very pure ingredients and essential oils.
www.zestraforwomen.com A topical sex cream for women, sold at chain pharmacies and most major retailers.
www.realsalt.com E-mail: [emailprotected] 1-800-367-7258
www.seasalt.com E-mail: [emailprotected] 1-800-353-7258 SaltWorks has all sorts of exotic and delicious salts from around the world. I think their Bamboo Salt Sampler by Artisan is supercool! It comes with twenty-four exotic and uniquely colored natural salts extracted from seas all over the world, including the Himalayas, Peru, France, the Mediterranean, and Hawaii. Cost: $115.
Allergy Research Group
www.allergyresearchgroup.com E-mail: [emailprotected] 1-800-545-9960
www.alkalolcompany.com E-mail: [emailprotected] 1-800-967-4904
Canada RNA Biochemical Inc.
www.canadarna.com 1-866-287-4986 FAX: 866-287-8671 They make the Boluoke brand of Lumbrokinase—used in clinical trials and sold through physicians’ offices. Lumbrokinase is an over-the-counter clot buster.
www.country-life.com They have an extensive product line of all sorts of nutraceuticals sold at natural health-food stores.
www.desertburn.com E-mail: [emailprotected] 1-919-783-4049 They sell the weight loss supplement hoodia.
Dr. Chi’s Products
www.chi-health.com E-mail: [emailprotected] 1-800-457-5708 Dr. Tsu-Tsair Chi makes Eastern-blend herbal products like Myomin and Super X.
Emerita’s Response Cream
www.emerita.com 1-800-648-8211 Emerita makes a soothing progesterone cream, free of parabens (an additive that mimics the effects of estrogen).
www.enzymedica.com E-mail: [emailprotected] 1-888-918-1118 These people are enzyme experts who offer a complete and innovative line of quality enzymes sold at health-food stores and online. Their products are 100 percent vegan.
www.florastor.com This is a terrific probiotic supplement (Saccharomyces boullardii) that helps prevent antibiotic-induced diarrhea (mentioned in Chapter 16).
Future Formulations, LLC
www.futureformulations.com 1-800-357-5027 This is Dr. James Wilson’s line of adrenal fatigue and other nutritional supplements.
Garden of Life
www.gardenoflife.com 1-561-748-2477 Dr. Jordan Rubin makes Primal Defense and other premium whole-food supplements.
www.greenhealth.co.nz E-mail: [emailprotected] This is your New Zealand source for GMP-certified green-lipped mussel extract.
www.healthyorigins.com Extensive product line—I like their Coenzyme Q10, but they have other good products.
Hoodia Gordonii Plus
www.hoodiagordoniiplus.com 1-800-238-1413 HoodiSpray www.hoodispray.com 1-800-941-4171 HoodiSpray is a form of Hoodia Gordonii, an herb for weight management, manufactured by Prime Life Nutriceuticals. Certified to be authentic.
www.hoodithin.com 1-800-310-6013 Another quality form of Hoodia Gordonii, an herb for weight management. Manufactured by Prime Life Nutriceuticals. Certificate of authenticity is on the website.
www.inutritionals.com 1-800-530-1982 E-mail: [emailprotected] They sell Dr. Perlmutter’s Brain Sustain, which supports overall brain health and memory.
Illness is Optional
www.illnessisoptional.com 888-794-4325 This is one source to buy Iodoral, a tablet form of iodine that provides iodine-iodide complex, 12.5 mg per tablet.
www.jarrow.com They have an extensive product line of all sorts of nutraceuticals sold at natural health-food stores. They also make a nice brand of coconut oil.
JHS Natural Products
www.jhsnp.com 1-888-330-4691 E-mail: [emailprotected] They make Reishi
Gano 161 and VPS Coriolus versicolor mushroom extract. Mushrooms are powerful immune boosters.
Kaneka Texas Corporation
www.kanekatexas.com 1-800-526-3223 One of the world’s leading sources of Coenzyme Q10.
www.life-enhancement.com 1-800-543-3873 They make PropeL, a sexual enhancement supplement formulated by Dr. Jonathan Wright.
Life Extension Foundation
www.lifeextension.com 1-800-544-4440 Life Extension has offered a generous gift valued at $30. Call toll-free anytime or e-mail and ask for the free six-month subscription to Life Extension magazine. Be sure to include your mailing address in your e-mail. You will love it! Mention The 24-Hour Pharmacist coupon code CMX01X to receive this gift.
Life Line Foods
www.lifelinefoods.com 1-800-216-3231 They make Mangosteen Complete, a whole-foods berry juice that also contains noni and goji juices. Very comprehensive.
www.liv.com Olivia Newton-John’s Liv Kit is a breast self-examination tool sold at most pharmacies and online. The product is really nothing more than two thin sheets of soft, latex-free polyurethane filled with liquid lubricant. During a self exam, you get better sensitivity because it’s easier to feel. This improves your ability to detect potential trouble spots. Sells for about $20. You can also find it at chain pharmacies.
www.metabolicmaintenance.com 1-800-772-7873 As a reader bonus, they will give you 20% off your total purchase price if you buy directly from them. Just mention my name, or tell them you’ve read The 24-Hour
www.metagenics.com 1-800-692-9400 Metagenics products are available through healthcare professionals. You have to call them or go online to their website to find a practitioner in your area. You can also ask your doctor to fax them his or her license and order supplements for you.
www.msminerals.com They make Energy Boost Plus: D-Ribose with Fulvic Minerals, mentioned in the heart chapter and also fabulous for chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia.
www.nanogreens.com or www.biopharmasci.com 1-877-772-4362 E-mail: [emailprotected]om
www.natrol.com Extensive product line. I like their glucomannan.
www.naturalfactors.com E-mail: [emailprotected] 1-800-322-8704
www.naturemade.com 1-800-276-2878 They produce a complete line of nutraceuticals. I especially like their SAMe.
www.naturesway.com I mentioned their Calcium Complex Bone Formula in Chapter 3, their glucomannan in Chapter 13, and their Antioxidant Formula in Chapter 16.
www.nordicnaturals.com E-mail: [emailprotected] 1-800-662-2544 They specialize in pure fish oils, cod-liver oil, and other essential fatty acids.
Orange Peel Enterprises, Inc.
www.greensplus.com 1-800-643-1210 They make GREENS+, mentioned in Chapter 16.
www.physicianformulas.com 1-877-225-2466 They make Serrapeptase and Lyprinol.
www.drrathvitamins.com www.drrathresearch.org E-mail: [emailprotected] 1-800-624-2442 This is the cardiologist who makes Epican Forte mentioned in Chapter 2.
www.solgar.com E-mail: [emailprotected] 1-877-SOLGAR-4
www.soundnutrition.com 1-800-437-6863 A division of Thorne Research, this company sells direct to consumer and makes a high-quality, pure, hypo-allergenic dietary supplement line sold at Whole Foods markets and other health food stores. They make high-quality 5-MTHF.
Swanson Health Products
www.swansonvitamins.com 1-800-824-4491 They have a huge selection of supplements that you can buy, including interesting formulations like Ultimate Stress Pills, which are helpful if you have anxiety or insomnia, and MSR-3, which is a potent immune booster containing arabinogalactin combined with mushroom extracts. This is a terrific website for information and articles, too.
www.thompsons.co.nz A New Zealand–based company that makes high-quality supplements, including Multidophilus, a probiotic.
Thorne Research, Inc.
www.thorne.com E-mail: [emailprotected] 1-800-228-1966 This premier nutraceutical company sells their supplements internationally. They are TGA-certified and GMP-certified—this means very high quality. I like that they don’t make tablets; rather, they make capsules, powders, and liquids, which are so much easier to absorb. You have to call them with a practitioner’s name. You can ask your doctor to fax them his or her license so they can order supplements for you.
www.triplewhammycure.com This is where you can buy the hot-flash supplement called Menopause Transition with black cohosh mentioned in Chapter 12 on hot flashes. Dr. David Edelberg and Heidi Hough wrote an interesting book entitled The Triple Whammy Cure (Free Press, December 2005), and there is more information on his website.
Valen Labs, Inc.
www.corvalenm.com 1-866-267-8253 They make another brand of D-Ribose sold under the brand of CORvalenM, which is very helpful for the heart and for fatigue.
Vitamin Research Products
www.vrp.com E-mail: [emailprotected] 800-877-2447
Vitamin World www.vitaminworld.com E-mail: [emailprotected] 1-800-228-4533
www.wobenzym.com A German-based company that specializes in healthy digestive enzymes.
www.xymogen.com 1-800-647-6100 E-mail: [emailprotected]
www.essiac-canada.com 1-561-585-7111 You can buy Essiac Herbal Supplement Extract Formula from them and learn how the powerful botanicals in this tea support good health and possibly prevent cancer.
Flora’s Natural Health Products
www.florahealth.com 1-800-446-2110 Here’s the website for Flor-Essence Herbal Tea Blend, an Essiac tea blend.
The Republic of Tea
www.republicoftea.com Revolution www.revolutiontea.com
www.dearpharmacist.com: My website devoted to my syndicated column. www.the24-hourpharmacist.com: My website for additional information.
www.consumerlab.com 914-722-9149 They evaluate supplements for quality, and you can view this published information right off their website if you subscribe for about $27 a year. I like that they do independent testing because it helps consumers and healthcare professionals evaluate nutritional products.
www.masaru-emoto.net and www.hado.net A cool website and book by the author of Messages from showing that our words and thoughts affect molecules of water.
www.breakingtheviciouscycle.com The late Elaine Gottschall, author of Breaking the Vicious created this great resource for the Specific Carbohydrate diet mentioned in Chapter 13, a diet for people who suffer from Crohn’s, colitis, Celiac, and other inflammatory bowel diseases.
www.virginiahopkinshealthwatch.com She is the coauthor of What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Premenopause. She has terrific information for your hormonal health and much more.
Lee, John R., MD
www.johnleemd.com The late Dr. Lee wrote many books in the What Your Doctor May Not Have Told You series about all sorts of women’s issues. He coined the term “estrogen-dominance” and utilized progesterone in his practice.
www.brainrecovery.com Dr. Perlmutter wrote The Better Brain Book and Raise a Smarter Child by Kindergarten. He’s a brilliant neurologist, pioneering new and complementary ways to improve brain health, memory disorders, and other debilitating neurological disorders.
Schlesinger, David, L. Ac.
www.modernherbalist.com/betaine.html This is a terrific easy-to-understand resource for herbals and other nutrients. I particularly like the discussion on acid and its beneficial role in the gut.
United States Food and Drug Administration
Whitaker, Julian, MD
www.whitakerwellness.com 800-488-1500 He is a fantastic resource for alternative health advice, along with sensible conventional advice—the best of both worlds. Dr. Whitaker runs the Wellness Institute and offers a Health & Healing newsletter subscription ($50 a year) that you can receive by e-mail, which gives you health advice. His website is packed with free health solutions as well health products and his eye-opening books.
Wilson, James, DC, ND, PhD.
www.adrenalfatigue.org 888-ADRENAL (888-237-3625) He is the author of Adrenal Fatigue: The 21st Century Stress a fabulous resource for people who are tired and dealing with multiple symptoms. He is dedicated to providing solutions to today’s health problems of stress, poor nutrition, and lowered immunity.
Wright, Jonathan, MD
www.tahomaclinic.com One of the world’s leading experts on bioidentical hormone replacement, founder of the Tahoma Clinic (which offers natural preventative therapies), and author of many books including Natural Hormone Replacement for Women Over Forty-five.
The Yeast Connection
www.yeastconnection.com Dr. William Crook’s website; he’s a leading expert on candida.
Zava, David, PhD
www.zrtlab.com David, another leading expert in hormone therapy, is the founder of ZRT Laboratory. He is also coauthor of What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Breast Cancer.
Buying Prescriptions and Personal Care Products Without Leaving the House
1.You can send a friend or family member in to purchase your medication, but they will be asked a few personal questions at the register before your medicine is handed over.
2.Shop with your local community pharmacy or compounding pharmacy. They often deliver right to your home and they offer personalized service. If you need home medical supplies (like a cane tip, crutch, or new walker), independent pharmacies are ideal because they specialize in home medical equipment and cater to consumers who need extra attention. To find one, visit www.irxplus. com and then click on “Find an independent pharmacy.” You can also call the Professional Compounding Centers of America and ask, at (800) 331-2498.
3.Buy online. I know many of you are nervous about this and with all the bogus pharmacies and counterfeit pills sold off the Internet, who could blame you? But trust me; there are respectable pharmacies that offer safe and secure shopping. Big name retailers would not risk your security and they all encrypt credit card information. Buying online reduces stress—you don’t have to wait in long pharmacy lines, breathe in germs during cough and cold season, or risk embarrassment when the cashier hollers out, “Price check, aisle 6, Preparation H” or “Manager, is Vagisil still buy one, get one?”
Here’s some tips to help you shop online securely:
Only buy from online pharmacies that have VIPPS certification, another level of authenticity. The VIPPS emblem will be clearly visible on the home page. You can get your medications with just a few clicks of a button. Most pharmacies will deliver everything to your door for a small shipping fee, including prescriptions, unless they are Class II narcotics or other non-shippable drugs.
If you are concerned about keying in a credit card number on the Internet, don’t worry. If you call your bank (or go to its website), they can issue a temporary credit card number (a fake one) that you can use on the computer. Banks offer this service fpr free so consumers can shop online safely without ever revealing their true credit card number.
There are others, but here are a few reputable, big-name pharmacies that you can trust: