Resources

 BOOKS and VIDEOS:

Books:

Our program is primarily based on the science of weight loss as brilliantly described by Gary Taubes, author of Why We Get Fat: And What To Do About It and also inspired by the life and blog of our hero, Peter Attia, MD founder of “The Eating Academy” at http://eatingacademy.com/. Peter’s personal story (and photos!) are truly inspirational. Totally disillusioned by conventional dietary information learned in medical school (which he now believes was not only based on bad science but which has had devastating effects on the health of Americans), he has dedicated his efforts to educate people about the science of weight loss.

Another huge influence that has been instrumental to our program especially as it relates to the understanding of turning from a carb – burner to a fat – burner, is Primal Mind Primal Body by Nora Gedgaudas. She uses great analogies and very clear explanations of fat as the body’s “currency” and the evolutionary background associated with weight storage and loss. Another significant contribution is her understanding of the role of exercise (particularly as it relates to interval training) in supporting weight loss.

We consider Body by Science by Doug McGuff, MD to be another seminal piece of work as it relates to research based exercise in the area of strength training.

Another resource, that helps to explain, how as humans, we can get trapped mentally, emotionally and physically in addictions (including sugar) is The Pleasure Trap” – Mastering the Hidden Force that Undermines Health and Happiness” by Douglas J Lisle and Alan Goldhamer. Their information on fasting as a way of helping the body to heal and reset is well researched and informative.

Of course, we utilize information from Dr Tina Thomas’ book, A Gentle Path – A Guide to Peace, Passion and Power to help our clients more easily incorporate the above information into their lives. We also use her information related to the biological basis of personality (tinathomas.com) to work with people who are identified as emotional eaters and explore the biological basis of that premise.

Videos:

Is Sugar Toxic? A 15 minute clip from  60 Minutes discussing the effects of sugar on health including how it contributes to obesity, diabetes and certain cancers. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t9MH_tks_wE