Patient Resources


We hope you find the Patient Resources below to be helpful on your personal transformation journey.

Online Communities

Dr. Joel Fuhrman Online Community FREE Account upgrades are available for more access.

Dr. Dean Ornish FREE

The National Weight Control Registry FREE

USDA Federal Recommendations FREE

Weight Watchers FREE

The World’s Healthiest Foods FREE

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (Course) See website for training options, published materials, and cost.

Mudra Gallery A mudra is a ritual gesture often used during meditations. Most are performed with the hands and fingers. FREE

The Connection A documentary and blog from Shannon Harvey about the science in mind-body medicine and using in our everyday lives.

Hungry for Change James Colquhoun and Laurentine ten Bosch are Nutritional Consultants turned filmmakers.


Video Inspirations

Amy Cuddy TED Talk TED Talk with Amy Cuddy, social psychologist, discusses how body language affects how others see us. Adopting a posture of confidence can affect testosterone and cortisol levels in the brain. It might even have an impact on our chances for success. FREE

Louis Schwartzberg TED Talk on Gratitude TED Talk with Louis Schwartzberg about his love of nature. Enjoy his stunning time-lapse photography. FREE



Screen Shot 2016-05-31 at 5.21.23 PM  Qi Gong for Healthy Joints and Bones by Lee Holden. Instructor Lee Holden offers simple Qi Gong routines to improve movement and energy.

Screen Shot 2016-05-31 at 5.21.10 PM  Qi Gong for Seniors by Lee Holden. Lower blood pressure, ease arthritis pain, enhance your immune system, and increase your range of motion and flexibility.

Lee Holden YouTube Channel  Lee Holden’s channel offers a variety of workout sessions. FREE



Screen Shot 2015-12-14 at 11.20.14 AM  The Anatomy of Stretching: Your Illustrated Guide to Flexibility and Injury Rehabilitation by Brad Walker. Over 135 unique stretching exercises designed to help the body repair and be more flexible, fit, and relaxed. This addresses stresses from overwork, sports, or overuse of technology.

The Artist's Way  The Artist’s Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity by Julie Cameron. Feed your inner artist and creativity through journaling and reflection. This is a 12-week self-directed course on self-discovery.

Screen Shot 2015-12-14 at 11.13.21 AM  The Breathing Book: Good Health and Vitality Through Essential Breath Work by Donna Farhi. Improve the quality of your life through your breathing. These techniques can ease asthma, stress, depression, eating disorders, insomnia, arthritis, chronic pain, and other conditions.

Screen Shot 2015-12-14 at 11.22.42 AM  Buddha’s Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, and Wisdom by Rick Hanson and Richard Mendius. If you change your brain, you can change your life. Rewire your brain over time for greater well-being and peace of mind.

Buddha book of sleep  Buddha’s Book of Sleep: Sleep Better in Seven Weeks with Mindfulness Meditation by Joseph Ehmet. Understand the importance of sleep in this 7-week self-directed course with exercises and meditations. Achieve natural sleep.

Screen Shot 2016-05-31 at 4.52.22 PM Do Your Om Thing: Bending Yoga Tradition to Fit Your Modern Life by Rebecca Pacheco. A contemporary guide to the full mind-body practice, combining intention and enlightenment with athleticism and physicality.

Eat to Live  Eat to Live: The Amazing Nutrient-Rich Program for Fast and Sustained Weight Loss by Joel Fuhrman. Understand toxic hunger. Leave behind cravings and addictions to unhealthy foods.

The End of Diabetes  The End of Diabetes: The Eat to Live Plan to Prevent and Reverse Diabetes by Joel Fuhrman. Discover how to combat and reverse diabetes without drugs and experience a complete health transformation.

Screen Shot 2015-12-01 at 9.08.40 PM The End of Dieting: How to Live for Life by Joel Fuhrman. Learn the key principles to health, nutrition, and sustained weight loss.

Engine 2 Diet  The Engine 2 Diet: The Texas Firefighter’s Save-Your-Life Plan by Rip Esselstyn. Plant-powered eating can improve your overall health, lower your cholesterol, and transform your lifestyle in one month.

Fresh Vegetarian Slow Cooker  Fresh from the Vegetarian Slow Cooker: 200 Recipes for Healthy and Hearty One-Pot Meals That Are Ready When You Are by Robin Robertson. Introduce yourself to the convenience of slow cooking for hearty, healthy, and tasteful vegetarian meals.

GoodnightMind-CF.indd  Goodnight Mind: Turn Off Your Noisy Thoughts and Get a Good Night’s Sleep by Colleen E. Carney, PhD and Rachel Manber PhD. Address the effect of having a “noisy mind” through cognitive behavioral therapy including exercises and insights on how to manage your thoughts and get real sleep.

Screen Shot 2015-12-14 at 11.12.36 AM  Inner Bridges: A Guide to Energy Movement and Body Structure by Dr. Fritz Frederick Smith. Learn about the connections between Eastern and Western beliefs about health and the human body. This is based on the concept of energy as a fundamental force in nature.

Screen Shot 2015-12-14 at 11.09.42 AM  Mind Over Menopause: The Complete Mind/Body Approach to Coping with Menopause by Herbert Benson, Leslee Kagan, Bruce Kessel. You can control your menopause symptoms with a mind-body approach. Create a complete plan for coping with menopause symptoms. Attain the confidence that will enhance your midlife experience.

Screen Shot 2016-05-31 at 5.01.09 PM  The Miracle of Mindfulness: An Introduction to the Practice of Meditation by Thich Nhat Hanh. Learn the skills of mindfulness by being awake and fully aware.

Screen Shot 2015-12-14 at 11.07.45 AM  Mudras: Yoga in Your Hands by Gertrud Hirschi. Mudras, yoga positions for your hands and fingers, can calm the stress and frustrations of everyday life.

Screen Shot 2015-12-14 at 11.18.56 AM  The New Rules of Posture: How to Sit, Stand, and Move in the Modern World by Mary Bond. Understand the anatomical and emotional components of posture. Heal your chronic pain. Adopt suitable postures for our modern sedentary world.

Screen Shot 2015-12-14 at 11.17.51 AM  Prayers to the Infinite: New Yoga Poems by Donna Faulds. Donna Faulds writes about her spiritual practice.

Prevent and reverse heart disease  Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease: The Revolutionary, Scientifically Proven, Nutrition-Based Cure by Caldwell B. Esselstyn Jr. A plant-based, oil-free diet can reverse and prevent heart disease; with over 150 recipes that can change your heart health forever.

Screen Shot 2015-12-14 at 11.21.14 AM  Ready to Run: Unlocking Your Potential to Run Naturally by Dr. Kelly Starrett. The harsh effects of too much sitting and wearing the wrong shoes has left us shackled to lower back problems, chronic knee injuries, and debilitating foot pain. Learn 12 standards that will prepare your body for a lifetime of top-performance running.

Screen Shot 2015-12-14 at 11.11.09 AM  Relaxation Revolution: The Science and Genetics of Mind Body Healing by Herbert Benson and William Proctor. Mind body strategies can “switch off” or “switch on” gene activity associated with health and disease. Relaxation Revolution reveals that we have the ability to self-heal.

Savor  Savor: Mindful Eating, Mindful Life by Thich Nhat Hanh. Achieve a healthy weight and well-being by goal setting, nutrition guides, and a mindful living plan.

slow down diet  The Slow Down Diet: Eating for Pleasure, Energy, and Weight Loss by Marc David. Consider an approach to enhancing your metabolism that encourages lasting weight loss and spiritual well being.

412pLKegUoL._SX321_BO1,204,203,200_  Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain by John J. Ratey. Aerobic exercise can remodel our brains for peak performance, beat stress, lift mood, fight memory loss, sharpen intellect, and function better.

State of Slim  State of Slim: Fix Your Metabolism by James Hill, Holly Wyatt, Christie Aschwande. Identifies 3 clear objectives: reignite, rebuild, and reinforce. Discover how to eat and move to influence your body’s metabolism.

Screen Shot 2015-12-14 at 11.08.20 AM  Your Brain on Nature: The Science of Nature’s Influence on Your Health, Happiness and Vitality by Dr. Eva M. Selhub and Alan Logan. We can detox from the IT overload in natural environments. Being in nature promotes positive emotions and heightens physical and mental energy.



BITE-SIZE-Poster  Bite Size This movie helps put a face on the epidemic of obesity.  Four American kids struggle to lose weight and adopt healthy eating habits.

chefs table  Chef’s Table This documentary series on Netflix follows six master chefs. A favorite is Episode 2 featuring Dan Barber who challenges us to imagine a world where farm-to-table is the norm.

Screen Shot 2016-05-31 at 5.10.02 PM  The Connection: Mind Your Body This documentary uncovers the latest science in mind body medicine and proves we have more to say about our health than we thought. Watch the trailer for free. Trailer for The Connection Mind Your Body

fat-sick-nearly-dead-2  Fat Sick and Nearly Dead Joe Cross found a way to lose 100 pounds and change his life from sedentary to active. His approach may not be for everyone but it might provide you with motivation to change your lifestyle.

fed up  Fed Up A controversial movie but a good place to start by discussing the diet of America’s kids. Learn how the sugar-industry lobbyists block legislative change in Congress.

FoodChainsTheatricalPoster-e1409496194559  Food Chains This is an investigative look into the human rights violations on American farms and what we can do to change it. WARNING: This film contains some graphic and potentially disturbing images.

food_fight_documentary_movie_poster  Food Fight Chefs and politicians discuss how the culture of eating has changed in the past few decades.

food inc  Food Inc. A harsh look at the production processes behind the foods we eat. It may change your opinion about your dietary decisions. WARNING: This film contains some graphic and potentially disturbing images.

Forks over Knives  Forks Over Knives The eating habits of Americans and the health risks of an animal-based and process food-based diet are highlighted. If we change our diets we can prevent and in many cases reverse coronary disease, diabetes, and obesity.

hungry-for-change-oct-2Hungry for Change This documentary exposes the secrets used by the food and diet industry to keep consumers coming back. Watch the trailer for free. Trailer for Hungry for Change

King_corn  King Corn Learn about the nation’s addiction to high-fructose corn syrup and the proliferation of government subsidies for agriculture.

more than honey  More Than Honey One-third of what we eat depends on bees. Understand why bees are disappearing and why it is important this trend is reversed.

place at the table  A Place at the Table Illustrating the current realities of food insecurity of the country’s poorest citizens, this documentary is a reality check.

Soul-Food-Junkies-poster  Soul Food Junkies Byron Hurt grew up in the south. He watched how eating southern cuisine, rich in salt and fat, can cause long term health issues and disease.

Super_Size_Me  Super Size me Morgan Spurlock documented his journey of eating fast food for a solid month. The results were not good.

cover_vegucated  Vegucated Watch three meat eaters change to a plant-based diet for six weeks. Did they benefit from a lifestyle of veganism? WARNING: This film contains some graphic and potentially disturbing images.