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Dr. Matthew Tellez N.D, D.C

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Intuitive Healer

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Baker Center for Optimal Health

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Recommended Books

The Healer Within: The new Medicine of Mind and Body

By Steven Locke, M.D., and Douglas Colligan

Overview:

Until recently, modern medicine was at a loss to explain how the mind influenced our health, for better or worse. Now, eminent Harvard Medical School professor Dr. Steven Locke and Omni magazine editor Douglas Colligan clearly present a complete study of the new science of psychoneuro-immunology (PNI) that shows astounding ways in which emotions and attitudes, both negative and positive, can affect health and treatment of illness—from the common cold to cancer. They explore:

  • The mind's influence on physical states and the communication between the nervous and immune systems

  • The connections between personality type and disease

  • The effects of brain behavior and psychological stress on the immune system

  • Auto-immunity­­, how the body works against itself in such ailments as colds, diabetes, arthritis, allergies, asthma, herpes, AIDS and cancer

 

 

The Body Knows: How to Tune In to your Body and Improve Your Health

By Caroline M. Sutherland, Medical Intuitive

Overview:

This book is dedicated to bringing you the pearls of "physical body wisdom," distilled into an easy-to-follow formula. From cover to cover, Caroline Sutherland takes you on an "edge-of-your-seat" journey into understanding the terrain of the physical, emotional, and spiritual components of vibrant health. Weaving her compelling story as a medical intuitive into fascinating case histories; as well as topics such as menopause, children, the elderly, and much more, Caroline explain how to "hone" your instincts and demystify your physical body processes. 

If you've ever wondered why you gain weight, retain fluid, feel jittery, get headaches, have joint stiffness, lack energy, or have digestive problems and /or memory loss—and want to know what to do about it—then this book is the key to finding out the truth of your own health equation. 

 

 

Love, Medicine & Miracles: Lessons Learned About Self-Healing from a Surgeon's Experience with Exceptional Patients

By Bernies. Siegel, M.D


Overview:

Unconditional love is the most powerful stimulant of the immune system. The truth is: love heals. Miracles happen to exceptional patients every day–patients who have the courage to love, those who have the courage to work with their doctors to participate in and influence their own recovery.    
 

 

Lights Out: Sleep, Sugar, and Survival

By T.S. Wiley with Bent Formby, PH.D.


Overview:

Get 9-plus hours of sleep a night and:​

  • Lose weight

  • Curb your craving for carbohydrates

  • Eradicate depression

  • Lower your blood pressure and stress levels

  • Reverse Type II diabetes

  • Minimize the risk of heart disease

  • Help prevent cancer

The trouble began with the invention of the light bulb.  When we don't sleep in synch with seasonal light exposure, we alter our biological rhythms that control hormones and neurotransmitters determining appetite, fertility, and mental and physical health. By relying on artificial light to extend out days, we fool our bodies into living in a perpetual state of summer. Anticipating the scarce food supply and forced inactivity of the coming winter, our bodies begin storing fat and slowing metabolism to sustain us through months of hibernation and hunger that never arrive.

But all is not lost. Wiley and Formby lay out a game plan for counteracting the negative effects of living in the age of electricity. Implement and recommended lifestyle changes and rest assured, your health—and America's health—will improve.

 
Your Drug May Be Your Problem: How and Why To Stop Taking Psychiatric Medications

By Peter R. Breggin, M.D. and David Cohen, Ph, D.

Overview:

Whether the drug is a sleeping pill, tranquilizer, stimulant, antidepressant, mood stabilizer, or antipsychotic, Your Drug May Be Your Problem reveals its documented withdrawal symptoms, demonstrating what many doctors don't know, understand, or consider: withdrawal symptoms often mimic the symptoms for which a person has been medicated in the first place, a fact that frequently prompts doctors to mistakenly re-medicate their patients at even higher doses. Armed with this essential background information, readers will then be able to choose for themselves when and how to withdraw from psychiatric drugs. 

Groundbreaking and empowering, Your Drug May Be Your Problem offers readers what they have long sought – a medically and psychologically sound program for freeing themselves from psychiatric drugs, emphasizing throughout the importance for patients to keep control over the withdrawal process.        

 
Drug Muggers: Which Medications Are Robbing Your Body of Essential Nutrients—and Natural Ways to Restore Them

By Suzy Cohen, RPh

Overview:

Prescription and over-the-counter drugs help millions of people with devastating diseases and chronic conditions. But in the process, these medications can also deplete the body's natural stores of vitamins, minerals, and hormones—the very nutrients you need to keep energy levels high, fend off infections, and be healthy. Pharmacist Suzy Cohen calls these medications "drug muggers," and she says it's essential to replenish what a drug mugger steals from your body in order to feel your best and avoid side effects. Not understanding the drug-mugging effect may lead to new "diseases" and possibly catastrophic health consequences. Drug Muggers helps you understand how drugs impact your daily life. It reveals why you may be feeling so poor and how to enhance your well-being with affordable nutrients that are sold over the counter. You can (and will) improve the way you feel—whether or not your take medicine!  You'll discover:

 

  • How to relieve uncomfortable or potentially serious side effects

  • How to remain compliant with your medication and still feel well

  • Which foods and drinks to avoid if you take certain medications

  • How to install a nutrient security system with vitamins, minerals, and food choices

  • Which vitamins outperform medications in some cases

  • Why to increase your energy levels and your sense of well-being

  • How to improve digestion and relieve constipation with a simple nutrient

  • Why hair and nails grow faster when you replenish nutrients

 

            

Why Do I Still Have Thyroid Symptoms?: When My Lab Tests Are Normal

 

By Datis Kharrazian, DHSc, DC, MS

Overview:

Do you take thyroid hormones, yet still suffer from fatigue, weight gain, hair loss, depression, or other hypothyroid symptoms? Are your symptoms steadily worsening while your blood tests stay the same? Do your symptoms go untreated because your lab tests are normal? 

If so, join the millions of Americans who, despite normal test results, suffer low thyroid symptoms because they are misdiagnosed or poorly managed. As you'll learn, treating the thyroid is often ineffective. Find the real culprit, and why it doesn't show up on your blood test.

Why Do I Still Have Thyroid Symptoms When My Lab Tests Are Normal? will show you why taking thyroid hormones, and even some thyroid supplements, my not help and can even make your symptoms worse. You'll learn the true cause of most cases of hypothyroidism in this country, and what to do about it. You'll also learn the six patterns of low thyroid function, only one of which may be helped by thyroid hormones, if even then.

 

Is This Your Child?: Discovering and Treating Unrecognized Allergies in Children and Adults

By Doris Rapp, M.D.

Overview:

In this breakthrough book, Dr. Doris Rapp offers a simple yet effective approach to handling "problem" children. Is This Your Child? Shows parents how to identify the common foods, chemicals, or common allergic substances that could be the culprits that cause some children or adults to feel unwell or act inappropriately. If your child is always sick, hyperactive, a slow learner, or cranky, the first question you should ask is not "What drug should be prescribed?" or "What have I done wrong as a parent?" Instead, find out the cause.

Dr. Rapp gives sensible suggestions about how these reactions to foods and environmental factors can be recognized, prevented, and treated. With this information, many affected children should feel, act, behave, and learn better. If you can detect unsuspected environmental illness in your child—or yourself—you can change your lives so you're more content, happy, and free of illness.

 
Why Isn't My Brain Working?: A revolutionary understanding of brain decline and effective strategies to recover your brain's health

By Datis Kharrazian, DhSc, DC, MS

Overview:

Brain function not what it used to be? Are you losing your memory? Can't focus or concentrate? Shrouded in brain fog? Do you fatigue easily? Have you lost your motivation or zest for life? Have people told you there is nothing wrong with you or you are just getting older? Have you not been the same since a head injury?

If so, your brain may be growing old too fast, or degenerating. Modern diets, a stressful lifestyle, and environmental toxins all take their toll on the brain.

The brain wants to get well. This doesn't just happen to seniors—brain disorders and degeneration are on the rise for young and old alike. The good news is the brain is extremely adaptable and wants to get well. You simply have to know how to feed and care for your brain.

Brain degeneration affects both young and old. Brain degeneration affects millions of Americans of all ages. The destruction sets in years or even decades before Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, multiple sclerosis, or other serious neurological diseases can be diagnosed. Learn how to spot brain degeneration and stop it before it's too late.

The Whole Life Nutrition Cookbook

By Tom Malterre and Alissa Segersten

Overview:

Food is powerful medicine and whole foods, or foods in their natural unrefined forms, offer us vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that prevent diseases and create a state of balance and health within us. Nutritionist Tom Malterre and Chef Alissa Segersten understand that food can be both healing and delicious and in The Whole Life Nutrition Cookbook they provide information on the importance of living a whole foods lifestyle, and how to transition into one. Readers will learn to prepare foods that promote optimal health, prevent disease, and energize the body. With over 300 delicious, nourishing recipes, readers will discover amazing, new ways to cook whole grains, fish, poultry, meat and veggies. The Whole Life Nutrition Cookbook​ includes:

  • Evidence-based information on whole foods

  • Gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free, and soy-free recipes

  • A complete guide to stocking your whole foods pantry

  • The whole story on the current diet trends and how to adapt them to best serve your individual needs

  • The real story behind toxicity in food and avoiding PCBs GMOs and non-organics

  • Recipes that any vegan, vegetarian, carnivore or omnivore will love

Whether serving breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks or desserts, readers will enjoy their food while healing their immune system, decreasing the inflammation that causes disease, balancing hormones and promoting better overall health.

 

Nourishing Traditions Cookbook

By Sally Fallon with Mary G. Enig, PH.D

Overview:

The Diet Doctorates don't want you to know that…

 

  • Your body needs old-fashioned animal fat​

  • New-fangled polyunsaturated oils can be bad for you

  • Modern whole grain products can cause health problems

  • Traditional sauces promote digestion and assimilation

  • Modern food processing denatures our foods but

  • Ancient preservation methods actually increase nutrients in fruits, nuts, vegetables, meats and milk products!

Recalling the culinary customs for our ancestors and looking ahead to a future of robust good health for young and old, Nourishing Traditions offers modern families a fascinating guide to wise food choices and proper preparation techniques. Nutrition researcher Sally Fallon unites the wisdom of the ancients with the latest independent and accurate scientific research. The revised and updated Second Edition contains over 700 delicious recipes that will please both exacting gourmets and busy parents.​

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