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Chinese Medicine

  • - Institute for Traditional Medicine
  • Interactive electronic herb data base
  • Chinese herbal medicine and nutrition from the Rocky Mountain herbal Institute
  • Americanherbalistsguild- Herbal education
  • herbalgram- American Botanical Council
  • - Chinese medicine and holistic wellness educational facility 
  • Avicenna Centre For Chinese Medicine. One of the biggest TCM clinics in the UK, founded by Mazin Al-Khafaji, a very skilled Chinese herbalist I've studied with


  • - Very thorough resource on the many benefits of fish oil
  • - Everything you ever wanted to know about vitamin D, an incredibly important nutrient, particularly for folks in the NW
  • - Research articles regarding the benefits of iodine supplementation
  • - Dianna Schwarzbein MD, a holistic endocrinologist who has very sensible and effective theories on optimal diet and lifestyle choices
  • - Weston A. Price Foundation. Excellent, but unconventional nutrition site that promotes the research of this nutrition pioneer. Dr. Price's research determined the optimum characteristics of indigenous diets
  • - Evidence based dietary theory which argues that the hunter gather diets of our ancestors will promote optimal health
  • - Information regarding grass fed meats
  • - Links page of Michael Pollan, author of The Omnivore's Dilemma and Botany of Desire.  Lots of resources for sustainable agriculture and nutrition
  • Unhappy Meals, Michael Pollan -  NY Times article that should be required reading in any basic nutrition class.  This page opens to his 9 basic principles of healthy eating.
  • Natura natural health products - Herbal/nutritional supplements formulated by master herbalist/nutritionist Donnie Yance MH, CN, RH (AHG), SFO
  • Dr. Terry Wahls' Tedx talk - Author of "Minding Your Mitochondria" and "The Wahl's Protocol", Dr. Wahls was able to reverse her progressive MS with diet.  This talk is incredibly clear, simple and inspiring
  • Sugar Pill - Karyn Schwartz's homeopathy and supplement store in Seattle

Integrative Cancer Care

  • - TCM and the treatment of breast cancer
  • - Pine Street Foundation.  Research and information from one of the most well respected Chinese medical clinics in the country
  • - Conventional and alternative cancer treatment options, from Ralph Moss
  • - Countering the side effects of conventional cancer therapy with Chinese herbs
  • - Antioxidants, herbs, vitamins - concerns during cancer treatment?
  • - Benefits of Chinese medicine in combination with conventional cancer treatment
  • - Oriental perspectives on cancer and its treatment
  • - nonprofit organization helping patients make informed choices about breast screening, diagnostic procedures and treatment.  Great information on the link between iodine deficiency and breast cancer

Endocrine Disorders

  • - hypothyroid clearing house. - proper thyroid testing and supplementing
  • - Adrenal and thyroid disorders from a holistic perspective
  • - Well respected NW wildcrafter and seaweed expert.  Great articles on sea veggies, thyroid disease, and NW herbs

Environmental Toxins/Green Living

  • breast cancer prevention partners - Non profit organization that examines the link between breast cancer and environmental toxin exposure
  • - Scientific database reviewing environmental exposure and breast cancer
  • toxic free future - Wa. non profit that aims to protect public health through eliminating toxic pollution
  • - Pesticide action network. Very helpful resource library
  • - Environmental Working Group
  • - Investigate the safety of ingredients in your cosmetics
  • BPA exposure in canned food - If you're questioning whether this is a viable health concern, read this report from the Breast Cancer Fund

Local Food Sources

Blogs/Podcasts I Like


  • - Communication techniques developed by Marshall Rosenberg, designed to develop harmonious and effective relationships
  • - Portland Insight Meditation Community, founded by Robert Beatty
  • Insight meditation center - Vipassana/insight meditation instruction

Cognitive Impairment

Apollo Health - The Bredesen protocol, developed by Dale Bredesen, MD, offers an evidence based personalized program designed to improve cognition and reverse decline of SCI, MCI, and early Alzheimer's disease.  David has trained with Dr. Bredesen and is an approved provider with their organization