VETTED PROGRAMS, COACHES, BLOGS, INFORMATION AND FOOD BUYING GUIDES
COACHES & PROGRAMS
(CLICK THROUGH TO THEIR WEBSITES FOR GREAT INFORMATION AND GUIDANCE ABOUT FOOD, RECIPES, AND MORE)
Founder, Zoe Keller - Holistic Nutrition and Health Coach - offers personalized food and lifestyle coaching. Her clients learn to nourish themselves from the inside out using whole foods, natural health, and mindful living; they leave empowered to take ownership of their own health. This website offers excellent recipes and additional resources.
***Consultations with Zoe are available at our practice!***
Kerri Glassman - popular and globally recognized leader in holistic nutrition and wellness coaching. " 'Nutritious Life' is a new way of looking at nutrition. It reaches beyond a good diet and takes a whole person approach to health, wellness and beauty. We teach people to listen to their bodies and empower them with the support and tools they need to create change towards an enriching and balanced life." This website offers excellent recipes and additional resources.
The clinic of Dr. Drew Ramsey provides nutrition assessments from the perspective of brain health and brain food coaching. They can work with patients in any location and educate patients on how to use food to address mental and emotional health, or to optimize brain health.
He is also offering a new online program with expert and community support called "Eat to Beat Depression" which launched fall 2017.
A fourteen day program designed by Dr. Chris Kesser for jumpstarting healthy lifestyle changes to include addressing food, stress, sleep, exercise (4 pillars of health). Can be used for those looking to make a change, those new to healthier living, or those looking for a tune-up
"The Bulletproof Diet will challenge—and change—the way you think about weight loss and wellness. You will skip breakfast, stop counting calories, eat high levels of healthy saturated fat, work out and sleep less, and add smart supplements. In doing so, you’ll gain energy, build lean muscle, and watch the pounds melt off. By ditching traditional "diet" thinking, Dave Asprey went from being overweight and sick in his twenties to maintaining a 100-pound weight loss, increasing his IQ, and feeling better than ever in his forties. The Bulletproof Diet is your blueprint to a better life.
Harness abundant energy
Support weight management
Fuel your brain and body with the right foods
125 Bulletproof Recipes that supercharge your body
Increase your energy, and end food cravings for good
Rich, and satisfying taste"
EAT FAT GET THIN (program)
"A guided 21-day program designed by Dr. Mark Hyman to help you bust your fears around fat, boost your metabolism and give you a roadmap for lifelong vibrant health...
In this step-by-step program you will learn how we got into this “big fat mess” and how we can incorporate healthy fats back into our lives to feel better, cut cravings and live with more energy. " Program claims:
conquer your cravings and improve relationship with food
enjoy delicious and nourishing food while boosting metabolism
learn the root cause of brain fog, low energy, extra weight
get educated about how control blood sugar or blood pressure
make a lifestyle change that will have lasting results
HOW TO EAT HEALTHY DURING TRAVEL (article)
Powerful new app by Dr. Susan Alpers - the guru of mindful eating - a highly effective way to impact eating behaviors and food choices
Russell and Stacy Kennedy work together as an integrative team unifying a comprehensive approach to health and wellness. They combine nutrition, behavioral change, and yoga/meditative practices. Dr. Russell Kennedy is a Psychologist and wellness behavioral specialist and Stacy Kennedy, MPH, RD, CSO, LDN is a board certified nutrition expert.
Virta is the first clinically-proven treatment to safely and sustainably reverse type 2 diabetes and other chronic metabolic disease without medications or surgery.
“Drawing on decades of research, including that of our founders and advisors, Virta is driving two major innovations. First, we take a highly individualized approach to repairing metabolic health that is focused on carbohydrate intake and nutritional ketosis. By addressing the underlying causes of diabetes, Virta shifts the paradigm from diabetes management to reversal.
Second, our advancements in technology, including data science and machine learning, enable continuous remote care and treatment optimization delivered by Virta physicians and health coaches. Taken together, these innovations enable Virta to engage patients with the truly personalized care essential for safe and sustainable reversal of type 2 diabetes in millions of people - each with unique biochemistry, medications, and life” circumstances.
THE “KISS” GUIDE TO STAYING HEALTHY WHILE EATING OUT - by Aviva Romm, MD
Follow this useful resource guide for general principles on how to handle dining out and ordering at restaurants while maintaining healthy food content.
"The Health Warrior Project teaches individuals that the path towards optimal health and wellness does not have to be an uphill battle, but it can be an enlightening, empowering, and transformational journey towards self-discovery"
Here is the link to a few free and high quality recipes from this site.
“Recipes that are gluten-free, mostly dairy-free, paleo-friendly, refined sugar free, and soy-free. In addition, some are vegan and vegetarian as well. Many are under 30-minutes to make, and all use simple ingredients that you are likely to already have in your home.”
“Have you fallen off the Paleo wagon on a vacation? Do you think it’s “too hard” to eat Paleo if you travel a lot for work? Wondering how to stay Paleo for a road trip with friends or family? Then this is the article for you! Read on to learn all of my Paleo travel snack hacks, from what foods to bring and what foods to buy to where you should eat when you’re out and about.”
HEALTHY FOOD BUYING RESOURCES
Online healthy "grocery store" that offers food, household items, cosmetics, supplements, and other products all vetted by the Thrive team. "Thrive Market is a membership community that uses the power of direct buying to deliver the world’s best healthy food and natural products to our members at wholesale prices, and to sponsor free memberships for low-income American families." Shopping on Thrive Market offers the ability to sort products by features such as "gluten-free," "Paleo," "organic," etc. The website also features excellent content information, wellness resources, and hundreds of recipies.
ENVIRONMENTAL WORKING GROUP - a non-profit organization whose mission is is to empower people to live healthier lives in a healthier environment. With breakthrough research and education, [they] drive consumer choice and civic action.
GOOD FOOD ON A TIGHT BUDGET: "BETTER FOOD, LOWER COST
Stretching your dollars to get a month's worth of healthy, filling food is a challenge. Environmental Working Group has assessed nearly 1,200 foods and hand-picked the best 100 or so that pack in nutrients at a good price, with the fewest pesticides, contaminants and artificial ingredients."
This website provides information and locations where you can find local, grassfed, organic food near you.
A web-based resource for finding local farmers markets and sustainably-grown local food.
100% Grass-fed Beef, Organic/Pastured Chicken, and Heritage Breed Pork - Delivered ( for free ) on your schedule for less than $6.50 per meal
"Vital Choice is a trusted source for fast home delivery of the world's finest wild seafood and organic fare, harvested from healthy, well-managed wild fisheries and farms.... Before founding Vital Choice, Washington State native Randy Hartnell spent more than 20 years fishing wild, pristine Alaskan waters for salmon, herring, and other regional species. Today, we capture the fresh-caught quality of succulent, sustainably harvested Alaskan salmon and northwest Pacific seafood by cleaning and flash-freezing it within hours of harvest.
The fisheries that supply much of our seafood are certified sustainable either by MSC (look for their blue logo) or the State of Alaska. The remainder are deemed sustainable by the Monterey Bay Aquarium's SeafoodWatch program. And to further support lives of health and sustainability, Vital Choice offers selected certified-organic and kosher-certified foods, picked for their superior nutritional and culinary qualities.
We're honored that our policies and practices have earned Vital Choice status as “B Corp” — a for-profit company certified by the nonprofit B Lab to meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency"
HEALTHY GROCERY SHOPPING GUIDE:
The Official Nutritious Life Guide to Healthy Groceries - Nutritious Life’s 10 Principles of Healthy Grocery Shopping
"Dry Farm Wines curates only the highest quality natural wines from small, organic family farms that meet our strict standard of health. Unlike today's commercialized and processed wines, this is real wine. Nothing added, nothing removed.
Pure, artisanal, and deliciously clean.
Sugar-Free (< 1g/L) Low Sulfites (< 75ppm) Low Alcohol (< 12.5%) Mycotoxin/Mold-Free No Additives Dry-Farmed Organic or Biodynamic Old Vines (35-100 yrs) Hand harvested Wild Native Yeast Small Productions Gluten-free Paleo-Friendly Keto-Friendly Low Carb-Friendly"
PASTURE-RAISED MEAT SHARE PROGRAM (LOCAL ONLY)
“For people who want to cook and eat LOCALLY, NUTRITIOUSLY AND SUSTAINABLY, we are MAKING LOCAL WORK …right here in New England and New York. We produce the highest quality supply of 100% grass-fed beef and other pasture-raised meat including chicken, pork and lamb from nearby highly principled farms. By partnering with SMALL INDUSTRIOUS FARMERS instead of industrial factory farms, we are REINVIGORATING our local agricultural economy, in support of healthier and happier animals, people and communities.”
“A hand-picked share of local, pasture-raised meat that is healthier and better tasting - plus we deliver it right to your door!
We partner with small, highly principled farmers here in New England and New York to produce 100% grass-fed beef and pasture-raised chicken, pork, and lamb. You choose a share that works for you, or build your own. We distribute every cut evenly across our member base, optimizing the use of the whole animal (don't worry, organs sold separately!). Our team hand packs your share based on your unique preferences. We deliver your share ourselves in a reusable bag, packed with dry ice so you don't need to be home for delivery. We provide as much cooking help as you need! Change your share type, size, portions, delivery timing or skip anytime.”
EATING HEALTHY ON A BUDGET by Aviva Romm, MD
“Eating healthy doesn’t have to be hard, yet I know the cost of healthy food to some may seem prohibitive. There needs to be a paradigm shift in how we look at purchasing healthy food. When you buy healthy whole foods, you want to look at it as an investment and what you are investing in is your future health as well as the health of your loved ones. As my dear friend Dr. Tieraona Low Dog says “Let’s think about if we want to pay the farmer now or the pharmacist later.”
In this handout, you will find my favorite tips for eating healthy on a budget. Even if you start to apply and practice a few of these tips, you will start to notice how much money you can save with a simple shift in how you look at healthy eating.”
INFORMATION & TOOLS
Informative podcast on the topic of Intermittent Fasting including the health benefits and methodology.
"John and mark review the interesting topic of intermittent fasting and health. In this podcast they explore IF as a well established, fine-tuned adaptive strategy for both quantity and quality of life. Points of emphasis include:
The role fasting has played in human life over millennia
The benefits studied including weight loss, improved insulin signaling i.e., insulin sensitivity
Improved lipids, blood fats
A complete guide to Intermittent Fasting for Beginners
Free Video courses by Dr. Jason Fung (author of “The Obesity Code”) on Intermittent Fasting and Type 2 Diabetes reversal
"Track 60+ Nutrients for 200,000+ foods" - An app or web-based tracker to determine how much nutrient content your diet contains. You can use this tool to gain an idea of whether your current diet is providing you with adequate levels of particular micronutrients (i.e. Calcium, Magnesium)
A resource tool for looking up the nutritional contents of specific foods. You can also use their search tool to find the foods containing the highest and lowest levels of specific nutrients.
A resource for learning which oils are best for various cooking temperatures.
"Every oil will eventually be damaged if heated above a certain temperature. Each oil has its own smoke point, the temperature at which the oil begins to be damaged by heat"
"The latest recommendations for seafood and sushi [including contaminant advisories such as PCBs, mercury, etc], learn more about the seafood you eat, and locate or share businesses that serve sustainable seafood."
FOOD DELIVERY SERVICES
Exceptional Meals for Clean Eating - Delivered to your door featuring:
Personalized, healthy meal plans with delicious whole ingredients.
Choose from 8 Meal Plans: Lean & Clean, Paleo, Gluten-Free, Vegan, Mediterranean, Vegetarian, and Pescatarian
Organic & Sustainable Ingredients - Real, clean food, from the best farms to your table
Premium Proteins - Responsibly raised meats and sustainably sourced seafood
Quick & Easy - Delicious, easy recipes ready in about 30 minutes
Total Flexibility - Choose any recipes you like; skip a week or cancel any time
“Green Chef is a meal kit subscription service. With Green Chef, you can enjoy restaurant-quality meals that are quick and easy to cook. No meal planning, recipe hunting, or grocery shopping required. Green Chef is proud to be a USDA-certified organic company. We source wholesome, clean, sustainable ingredients of the highest quality. All ingredients come pre-measured, perfectly portioned, and mostly prepped. Each recipe also features our pre-made signature sauces, dressings, and spices.
Green Chef has a wide variety of meal plans to suit your lifestyle.
Keto · Paleo · Omnivore · Plant-Powered · Gluten-Free · Pescatarian
We deliver premium ingredients and easy recipes to cook delicious dinners in about 30 minutes. Each box includes new recipes from the meal plan of your choice.”
"Our story began with the desire to eat healthy, but no time to make it happen.
Discovering, researching, hunting down, and preparing the stuff we know we should be eating takes time that we don’t have. So what happens? We turn to quick fixes and alternatives that almost always compromise on nutrition.
We decided to roll up our sleeves, sharpen our knives, and do something about it. That’s why Daily Harvest delivers real, unprocessed, unrefined foods in the most convenient format possible: frozen."
No cooking required. Meals arrive chilled – No meal kits. No subscriptions.
MADE WITH CARE
Nourishing ingredients selected according to our ingredient standards. Prepared from scratch in Malden, MA.
Serving Greater Boston with Wednesday and Sunday evening home delivery.”
FOOD-FOCUSED BOOKS WITH RECIPES
“What You Do With Your Fork Impacts Everything”
by Dr. Mark Hyman