References and Resources

Books Currently Reading

 The Master and His Emissary: The Divided Brain and the Making of the Western World By Iain McGilchrist

Understanding Acid-Base By Benjamin Abelow

Symptoms of Visceral Disease, a Study of the A Nervous System in Tis Relationship to Clinical Medicine By Francis Marion Pottenger AM

How Everything Works By Louis Bloomfield

Sleep and Rehabilitation by Julie Hereford

The Brain’s Sense of Movement  by Alain Berthoz

Primal Body, Primal Mind by Nora Gedgaudas

Orofacial Myology: International Perspectives By Marvin L. Hanson and Robert M. Mason

Epigenetics, Second Edition By C. David Allis, Marie-Laure Caparros, Thomas Jenuwein, Danny Reinberg

Lens Power in Action by Robert Kraskin

Craniosacral Therapy by John Upledger

Books In the Queue to Read

The Power of Habit By Charles Duhigg

The Brain that Changes Itself By Norman Doidge

The Biology of Desire: Why Addiction is not a Disease By Marc Lewis

Microbial Endocrinology: The Microbiota-Gut-Brain Axis in Health and Disease (Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology / Microbial Endocrinology) by Mark Lyte and John F. Cryan

Diet-Microbe Interactions in the Gut: Effects on Human Health and Disease  by Kieran Tuohy and Daniel Del Rio

Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal by Mary Roach

Stop the Thyroid Madness by Janie Bowthorpe

Why Do I Still Have Thyroid Symptoms by Datis Kharrazian.

Body By Science by Doug McGuff and John Little

The Science and Philosophy of BodyTalk – Healthcare Designed By Your Body (BodyTalk) by James Oschman

Knowing and Living your Purpose by Leroy Malouf

Already Read Influential Books

The Dopaminergic Mind in Human Evolution and History By Fred H. Previc

Dr. Abravanel’s Body Type Diet and Lifetime Nutrition Plan By Elliot D. Abravanel

Put Your Heart in Your Mouth By Natasha Campbell-Mcbride

7-Day Detox Miracle By Peter Bennett, Stephen Barrie, with Sara Faye

The Metabolic Typing Diet By William L. Wolcott and Trish Fahey

The Nutrition Solution: A Guide to Your Metabolic Type By Harold J. Kristal and James M. Haig

Allostasis, Homeostasis, and the Costs of Physiological Adaptation  by Jay Schulkin

All Postural Restoration Institute Manuals by Ron Hruska

Pottenger’s Prophecy By Gray Graham, Deborah Kesten, and Larry Scherwitz

Signs and Symptoms Analysis from a Functional Perspective By Dicken Weatherby

Know Your Fats: The Complete Primer for Understanding the Nutrition of Fats, Oils, and Cholesterol By Mary G. Enig

Nutrition and Physical Degeneration By Weston A. Price

Staying Healthy with Nutrition By Elson M. Haas

Advanced Buteyko Breathing Exercises By Artour Rakhimov

Evolution in Four Dimensions: Genetic, Epigenetic, Behavioral, and Symbolic Variation in the History of Life By Eva Jablonka and Marion J. Lamb

Rethinking Fatigue: What Your Adrenals Are Really Telling You And What You Can Do About It By Nora Gedgaudas

Adrenal Fatigue: The 21st Century Stress Syndrome by James Wilson and Jonathon Wright

Why Zebras Get Ulcers by Robert Saplosky

Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon

Pottenger’s Cats By Francis M. Pottenger, Jr., MD

Power, Sex, Suicide, Mitochondria, and the Meaning of Life By Nick Lane

Blue Mind: The Surprising Science That Shows How Being Near, In, On, or Under Water Can Make You Happier, Healthier, More Connected, and Better at What You Do By Wallace J. Nichols

Powers of Two: Finding the Essence of Innovation in Creative Pairs By Joshua Wolf Shenk

The Etiology of Vision Disorders by Joseph Trachtman

Right Hand Left Hand: The Origins of Asymmetry in Brains, Bodies, Atoms, and Cultures by Chris McManus

The Art of Empathy by Karla McLaren

The Epigenetic Revolution by Nessa Carey

Mindwise by Nicholas Epley

It’s a Jungle in There by David Rosenbaum

Autoimmune: the Cause and the Cure by Uridales and Brockley

Gut and Psychology Syndrome by Natasha Campbell-McBride

The Art of Seeing  by Aldous Huxley

Sight and Sensibility by Laura Sewall

The Sensitive Nervous System by David Butler

Graded Motor Imagery-Moseley, Butler, Bearnes and Giles

The Polyvagal Theory by Stephen Porges

The Open Focus Brain by Les Fehmi

Clean Gut by Alejandro Junger

Why Stomach Acid is Good for You by Jonathan Wright and Lane Lenard

You’re Not Sick you’re Thirsty F. Batmanghelidj

The Candida Cure by Ann Boroch

The Complete Candida Guidebook by  Jeanne Marie Martin and Zoltan P. Rona, MD

Acid/Alkaline Diet by Jon Graham

The Ultimate Ph Solution by Michelle Schoffro Cook

The Inside Tract by Gerald Mullin

The Green Smoothie Revolution by Victoria Butenko

Eat Right for Your Blood Type by Peter D’Adamo

The Power of Vulnerability  By Brene Brown

The Sports Gene by David Epstein

Freakonomics By Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner

The 4 Hour Body By Tim Ferris

Tipping Point, Blink, Outliers, What the Dog Saw: And other Adventures, David and Goliath By Malcolm Gladwell

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Alverdy, J., Gilbert, J., DeFazio, J. R., Sadowsky, M. J., Chang, E. B., Morowitz, M. J., & Teitelbaum, D. H. (2014). Proceedings of the 2014 A.S.P.E.N. Research workshop: the interface between nutrition and the gut microbiome: implications and applications for human health. JPEN. Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, 38, 167–78. doi:10.1177/0148607113517904

Antiobiotics associated with increased rick of new-onset Crohn’s disease but not ulcerative collitis: A Meta-Analysis. (2014). American Journal of Gastroenterology, 57, 27–29.

April, B. L., & Project, G. L. (2014). How epigenetics , our gut microbiome and the environment interact to change our lives. Retrieved from

Arun, C. P. (2004). The importance of being asymmetric: The physiology of digesta propulsion and earth and in space. Annals New York Academy of Sciences. doi:10.1097/JAC.0b013e3181e62bf3

Aspray TJ, Bowring C, Fraser W, Gittoes N, Javaid MK, Macdonald H, Patel S, Selby P, T. N., & RM, F. (2014). National osteoporosis society vitamin d guideline summary. Ageing.

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Boeckxstaens, G. E. (2013). The Clinical Importance of the Anti-Inflammatory VagoVagal Reflex.pdf. In R. M. Buijis and D.F. Swaab (Ed.), Handbook of Clinical Neurology. Elsevier B.V.

Campbell-McBride, N. (n.d.). Gut and Psychology Syndrome.

Clarke, G., Grenham, S., Scully, P., Fitzgerald, P., Moloney, R. D., Shanahan, F., … Cryan, J. F. (2012). The microbiome-gut-brain axis during early life regulates the hippocampal serotonergic system in a sex-dependent manner. Molecular Psychiatry, (May 2012), 666–673. doi:10.1038/mp.2012.77

De Jonge, W. J. (2013). The Gut’s Little Brain in Control of Intestinal Immunity. ISRN Gastroenterology, 2013, 630159. doi:10.1155/2013/630159

De Palma, G., Collins, S. M., Bercik, P., & Verdu, E. F. (2014). The Microbiota-Gut-Brain axis in gastrointestinal disorders: Stressed bugs, stressed brain or both? The Journal of Physiology, 00, 1–9. doi:10.1113/jphysiol.2014.273995

De Theije, C. G. M., Wu, J., Da Silva, S. L., Kamphuis, P. J., Garssen, J., Korte, S. M., & Kraneveld, A. D. (2011). Pathways underlying the gut-to-brain connection in autism spectrum disorders as future targets for disease management. European Journal of Pharmacology, 668. doi:10.1016/j.ejphar.2011.07.013

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Goebel-Stengel, M., Stengel, A., Schmidtmann, M., van der Voort, I., Kobelt, P., & Mönnikes, H. (2014). Unclear abdominal discomfort: Pivotal role of carbohydrate malabsorption. Journal of Neurogastroenterology and Motility, 20(2), 228–235. doi:10.5056/jnm.2014.20.2.228

Grandjean, P., & Landrigan, P. J. (2014). Neurobehavioural eff ects of developmental toxicity. Lancet Neurol, 13(March), 330–338. doi:10.1016/S1474-4422(13)70278-3

Halmos, E. P., Power, V. a, Shepherd, S. J., Gibson, P. R., & Muir, J. G. (2014). A Diet Low in FODMAPs Reduces Symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Ygast, 146, 67–75.e5. doi:10.1053/j.gastro.2013.09.046

Hannibal, K. E., & Bishop, M. D. (2014). Chronic Stress, Cortisol Dysfunction, and Pain: A Psychoneuroendocrine Rationale for Stress Management in Pain Rehabilitation. Physical Therapy, 1816–1825. doi:10.2522/ptj.20130597

Heijtz, R. D., Wang, S., Anuar, F., Qian, Y., Björkholm, B., Samuelsson, A., … Pettersson, S. (2011). Normal gut microbiota modulates brain development and behavior. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 108, 3047–3052. doi:10.1073/pnas.1010529108

Horvath, K., & Perman, J. a. (2002). Autism and gastrointestinal symptoms. Current Gastroenterology Reports, 4, 251–258. doi:10.1007/s11894-002-0071-6

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Lamprecht, M., Bogner, S., Schippinger, G., Steinbauer, K., Fankhauser, F., Hallstroem, S., … Greilberger, J. F. (2012). Probiotic supplementation affects markers of intestinal barrier, oxidation, and inflammation in trained men; a randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled trial. Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition, 9, 45. doi:10.1186/1550-2783-9-45

Li, Y., Wu, X., Zhu, J., Yan, J., & Owyang, C. (2003). Hypothalamic regulation of pancreatic secretion is mediated by central cholinergic pathways in the rat. The Journal of Physiology, 552, 571–587. doi:10.1113/jphysiol.2003.049122

Lomax, a. E., Sharkey, K. a., & Furness, J. B. (2010). The participation of the sympathetic innervation of the gastrointestinal tract in disease states. Neurogastroenterology and Motility, 22, 7–18. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2982.2009.01381.x

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Martarelli, D., Cocchioni, M., Scuri, S., & Pompei, P. (2011). Diaphragmatic breathing reduces exercise-induced oxidative stress. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 2011. doi:10.1093/ecam/nep169

Matteoli, G., & Boeckxstaens, G. E. (2012). The vagal innervation of the gut and immune homeostasis. Gut, 62(8), 1214–1222. doi:10.1136/gutjnl-2012-302550

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