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Tools & Resources

We thought it would be helpful to create a resource page that you can always come to for help with your health and fitness needs.  We will add to it as we learn more and find interesting things that might be useful.  But you'll notice that we reference this page often.  Some of these tools have changed our lives and the lives of the people we work with.  We recommend bookmarking this page for your reference and convenience.  Enjoy!

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Food and Nutrition

Food Rules:  An Eater's Manual by Michael Pollan

Food RulesEating doesn’t have to be so complicated. In this age of ever-more elaborate diets and conflicting health advice, Food Rules brings welcome simplicity to our daily decisions about food.  Whether at the supermarket or an all-you-can-eat buffet, this is the perfect guide for anyone who ever wondered, “What should I eat?”  


 CookedCooked:  A Natural History of Transformation by Michael Pollan



The Big Fat Surprise:  Why Butter, Meat and Cheese belong in a Healthy Diet by Nina Teicholz  (This is a pretty dense read.  You might want to read this summary instead.)

Exercise and General Health

Younger Next Year:  Live Strong, Fit, and Sexy Until You're 80 and Beyond by Chris Crowley

Thinner This Year:  A Younger Next Year Book by Chris Crowley and Jennifer Sacheck

Performance and Stress Management

The Power of Full Engagement:  Managing Energy, Not Time, is the Key to High Performance and Personal Renewal by Jim Loehr and Tony Schwartz

Essentialism:  The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown

Cookbooks and Healthy Recipes

Rocco Gets Real:  Cook at Home, Every Day by Rocco DiSpirito

How to Cook Without a Book:  Recipes and Techniques Every Cook Should Know by Heart by Pam Anderson



Supplements and Nutritional Products

NOW Vitamins

For the past 10 years we have been taking NOW vitamins and found them to be the best quality for the best value.  Here is the list of our favorites.

General Health

Now Foods, Special Two Tablets, Vegetarian Formula, 90-Count (Carol's favorite for 10+ years.)

NOW Foods Adam Superior Men's Multi, 90 Softgels  (Matt's choice. Has no iron.)

NOW Foods Ultra Omega- 3, 90 Softgels- For Cardiovascular Support

NOW Foods CoQ10 100mg, 150 Softgels - For Cardiovascular Health

Bone Health

NOW Foods Vitamin D-3 5000 IU, 240 Softgels- For Bone Health

NOW Foods MK-7/ Vitamin K-2- Supports Bone Health

Liver Function

NOW Foods Liver Detoxifyer and Regenerator- Supports Liver Function

Adrenal Health

NOW Foods Super Cortisol Support, 90 Veg Caps- For Adrenal Support

Digestive Health

NOW Foods Super Enzymes, 180 Capsules- For Digestive Health

NOW Foods Probiotic-10, 25 Billion, 50 Veg Caps- For Digestive Health

Support of Lean Muscle

NOW Sports L-Glutamine 1000 mg, 120 Capsules- For Support of Lean Muscle Muscle

NOW Sports Branched Chain Amino Acids, 120 Capsules- For Support of Lean Muscle

Natures Best Low Carb Isopure, Dutch Chocolate Protein Powder, 3 pounds- For Support of Lean Muscle

Other Nutritional Products

Amazing Grass Green Food - Large Tub (24.7 oz)

Amazing Grass Green Food - Small Tub (7.4 oz)

NOW Stevia


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