Food as Medicine Everyday by Julie Briley and Courtney Jackson (can be found here)

Intuitive Eating by Elyse Resch and Evelyn Tribole (can be found here)

10 Priniciples of Intuitive Eating article

Food: What the heck should I eat? By Mark Hyman (can be found here)

Health At Every Size: The surprising truth about your weight by Linda Bacon (find it here)

Digestive Wellness by Elizabeth Lipski Ph.D. (find it here)

In Defense of Food by Michael Pollan (find it here)

100 Days of Real Food fast and fabulous by Lisa Leake (find it here)

*There are a million and one cookbooks out there, and it’s up to you if you want to spend the money on cookbooks. Anymore, there are so many resources online and it can be much more cost effective to use food/recipe blogs. I have listed my favorites below.

Podcasts about health and nutrition

Dr. Ruscho Radio: Health, Nutrition and Functional Medicine

The Doctor’s Farmacy

The Model Health Show

Nutrition Matters

Evolution of Medicine Podcast

Nourishing Women Podcast


ONLINE RESOURCES FOR COOKING AND MEAL CREATION  - General plant based nutrition info, great videos - Canadian Food Guide (much better than the US food guide) - National Association of Nutrition Professionals (certifying body of which I am a member)

Basics of filtering out misleading nutritional information -- - The National Institutes of Health (NIH) - Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics - Good and Cheap: Healthy Eating on $4/Day by Leanne Brown (free PDF booklet)

For healthy recipes: - mostly plant based and/or gluten free - vegetarian - vegan - wide variety of foods lots of good information, recipes, how-to’s, etc.

For instructional “How-To’s” on YouTube:

“Everyday Food” channel

“Pro Home Cooks” channel

“Goodful” channel - part of the TASTY platform

“Health Nut Nutrition” channel - great videos for meal prep

“The Kitchn” channel - lots of amazing resources all related to food and meals

“Fit Men Cook” channel - great for paleo/keto recipes

“Downshiftology” channel

“Green Kitchen Stories” channel - mostly plant based

“America’s Test Kitchen” channel - an absurd amount of information

Understanding Food Labels

Nutrition Facts Label breakdown via The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Misleading food claims video




Insight Timer App (free)

Headspace App

Calm App (free)

*meditation apps also include recordings for positive affirmations, meditations for sleep, anxiety, stress, depression, mindfulness, etc.


Sleep Smarter by Shawn Stevenson (can be found here)

The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle (can be found here)

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho (can be found here)

Let It Out: a journey through journaling by Katie Dalebout (can be found here)

T is for Transformation by Shaun T (can be found here)

Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert (can be found here)

*this is a working list, and definitely not a big one; there are a ton of self-help books out and even ones for specific topic areas, whether it’s business, personal growth, grief, depression/anxiety, family life, financial, etc.


Nutrition for Athletes


General nutrition information

Top 10 Nutritional Issues for Athletes

4 Important Nutritional Points for Athletes

A Case of the Jills - Everything you wanted to know about Overtraining Syndrome, Female Athlete Triad and/or RED-S (Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport)

NCAA FAQ pages on nutrition (various topics)


NCAA Orthorexia Nervosa FAQ PDF


Salem Resources


Organic Grocery shopping

Trader Joe’s - 4450 Commercial St. SE Salem, OR 97302

Fred Meyer Stores - multiple locations

Natural Grocers - 4250 Commercial St. SE Salem, OR 97302

Life Source Natural Foods - 2649 Commercial St SE, Salem, OR 97302

Salem Community Markets -various locations

Imperfect Produce - CSA box delivered to your door

Local CSA’s in and around Marion County


REsources for low income, SNap/ebt beneficiaries, restricted mobility individuals

Salem Community Markets - (EBT/SNAP Market Match Program)

Imperfect Produce SNAP/EBT Discounted Box Program

Marion Polk Food Share Emergency Food (Food Pantry)

Marion Polk Food Share Meals on Wheels Program

Thrive Market Membership

*Stay tuned for info on how to use EBT/SNAP benefits for amazon and walmart online grocery shopping


Restaurants/Healthier Eats

“Will Ya Look at That” at The Yard Food Truck Pod - 4106 State Street

Salem, OR 97301

Venti’s Cafe - multiple locations

Taproot Lounge & Cafe - 356 State St. Salem, OR 97301

Life Source Natural Foods - hot bar

Marco Polo - 300 Liberty St. Salem, OR 97301

Rafns’ - 479 Court St NE, Salem, OR 97301

Ritter’s - 102 Liberty St. NE Suite 100 Salem, OR 97301

Wild Pear - 372 State St. NE Salem, OR 97301