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                    Favorite Resources

Welcome to Anna's Favorite Resources section,

 

A curated list of the tools and links I strongly recommend for building and optimizing your health.

I have tested every recommendation on this page. Many of the resources listed here are crucial to fpr me to stay sane in the diet-focused culture. (or were crucial to me to become an Eating Psychology Coach).


Before digging into the awesome resources I know and trust, an important disclosure:


Some of the links below are affiliate links, which means that if you choose to make a purchase, I will earn a commission. This commission comes at no additional cost to you. Please understand that I have experience with all of these companies, and I recommend them because they are helpful and useful, not because of the small commissions I make if you decide to buy something. Please do not spend any money on these products unless you feel you need them or that they will help you achieve your goals.



BOOKS That Will Inspire You

Power of the Mind

Loving What Is

( Four Questions That Can Change Your Life)


Loving What Is will show you step-by-step, through clear and vivid examples, exactly how to use this revolutionary process for yourself. You’ll see people do The Work with Katie on a broad range of human problems, from a wife ready to leave her husband because he wants more sex, to a Manhattan worker paralyzed by fear of terrorism, to a woman suffering over a death in her family. Many people have discovered The Work’s power to solve problems; in addition, they say that through The Work they experience a sense of lasting peace and find the clarity and energy to act, even in situations that had previously seemed impossible.

If you continue to do The Work, you may discover, as many people have, that the questioning flows into every aspect of your life, effortlessly undoing the stressful thoughts that keep you from experiencing peace. Loving What Is offers everything you need to learn and live this remarkable process, and to find happiness as what Katie calls “a lover of reality.”

Yoga Nidra: The Art of Transformational Sleep


Yoga Nidra is the master key to to initiating shifts in conscious sleep states where change happens outside of doing. In Yoga Nidra you enter a state of non-doing in which transformation happens from beyond the mind rather than through the mind. In this highly regenerative meditative state you can restore and rejuvenate your body, heal and recover from illness and re-wire your brain for greater mental and emotional balance and resiliency

Mind Over Medicine:

 Scientific Proof That You Can Heal Yourself


Dr. Rankin shows how thoughts, feelings, and beliefs can alter the body’s physiology. She lays out the scientific data proving that loneliness, pessimism, depression, fear, and anxiety damage the body, while intimate relationships, gratitude, meditation, sex, and authentic self-expression flip on the body’s self-healing processes. In this book, you’ll find a radical new wellness model based on Dr. Rankin’s scientific findings. Her unique six-step program will help you uncover where things might be out of whack in your life—spiritually, creatively, environmentally, nutritionally, and in your professional and personal relationships—so that you can create a customized treatment plan aimed at bolstering these health-promoting pieces of your life. You’ll learn how to listen to your body’s "whispers" before they turn to life-threatening "screams" that can be prevented with proper self-care, and you’ll learn how to trust your inner guidance when making decisions about your health and your life. By the time you finish Mind Over Medicine, you’ll have made your own Diagnosis, written your own Prescription, and created a clear action plan designed to help you make your body ripe for miracles.

Body Acceptance

Body Positive Power:

Because Life Is Already Happening and You Don't Need Flat Abs to Live It 


Megan Jayne Crabbe is determined to spread the word that loving the body you have is the real path to happiness. An international body positive guru with fans in all corners of the world, Megan spent years battling eating disorders and weight fluctuations before she found her way to body positivity. She quit dieting, discovered a new kind of confidence, and replaced all those old feelings of body shame and self-recrimination with everyday joy. Free of the pressure to fit in a size 2, her life became more satisfying than ever before.

In her debut book, Megan shares her own struggles with self-acceptance and her path to body positivity. With whip-smart wit and a bold attitude that lights up her Instagram feed, Megan champions a new worldview for all of us: It's time to stop dieting and get on with your life.

Body Respect: 

What Conventional Health Books Get Wrong, Leave Out, and Just Plain Fail to Understand about Weight


You’ve heard it before: there’s a global health crisis, and, unless we make some changes, we’re in trouble. That much is true—but the epidemic is NOT obesity. The real crisis lies in the toxic stigma placed on certain bodies and the impact of living with inequality—not the numbers on a scale. In a mad dash to shrink our bodies, many of us get so caught up in searching for the perfect diet, exercise program, or surgical technique that we lose sight of our original goal: improved health and well-being. Popular methods for weight loss don’t get us there and lead many people to feel like failures when they can’t match unattainable body standards. It’s time for a cease-fire in the war against obesity.

Dr. Linda Bacon and Dr. Lucy Aphramor’s Body Respect debunks common myths about weight, including the misconceptions that BMI can accurately measure health, that fatness necessarily leads to disease, and that dieting will improve health. They also help make sense of how poverty and oppression—such as racism, homophobia, and classism—affect life opportunity, self-worth, and even influence metabolism.

Health At Every Size:

The Surprising Truth About Your Weight 


Tune in to your body’s expert guidance. Find the joy in movement. Eat what you want, when you want, choosing pleasurable foods that help you to feel good. You too can feel great in your body right now—and Health at Every Size will show you how.

Health at Every Size has been scientifically proven to boost health and self-esteem. The program was evaluated in a government-funded academic study, its data published in well-respected scientific journals.

Updated with the latest scientific research and even more powerful messages, Health at Every Size is not a diet book, and after reading it, you will be convinced the best way to win the war against fat is to give up the fight.

Nutrition

The Slow Down Diet:

Eating for Pleasure, Energy, and Weight Loss


In this 10th anniversary edition, Marc David presents a new way to understand our relationship to food, focusing on quality and the pleasure of eating to transform and improve metabolism. Citing cutting-edge research on body biochemistry as well as success stories from his own nutritional counseling practice, he shows that we are creatures of body, mind, and spirit and that when we attend to these levels simultaneously we can shed excess pounds, increase energy, and enhance digestion to feel rejuvenated and inspired. He presents an eight-week program that allows readers to explore their unique connection to food, assisting them in letting go of their fears, guilt, and old habits so they can learn to treat their bodies in a dignified and caring way. He reveals the shortcomings of all quick-fix digestive aids and fad diets and debunks common nutrition myths, such as “the right way to lose weight is to eat less and exercise more.” He shows instead how to decrease cortisol and other stress hormones and boost metabolic power through proper breathing and nutritional strategies that nourish both the body and soul, proving that fully enjoying each meal is the optimal way to a healthy body. 

Eat Dirt: 

Why Leaky Gut May Be the Root Cause of Your Health Problems and 5 Surprising Steps to Cure It


In Eat Dirt, Dr. Josh Axe explains that what we regard as modern “improvements” to our food supply—including refrigeration, sanitation, and modified grains—have damaged our intestinal health. In fact, the same organisms in soil that allow plants and animals to flourish are the ones we need for gut health. In Eat Dirt, Dr. Axe explains that it’s essential to get a little “dirty” in our daily lives in order to support our gut bacteria and prevent leaky gut syndrome. Dr. Axe offers simple ways to get these needed microbes, from incorporating local honey and bee pollen into your diet to forgoing hand sanitizers and even ingesting a little probiotic-rich soil.

Because leaky gut manifests differently in every individual, Dr. Axe also identifies the five main “gut types” and offers customizable plans—including diet, supplement, and lifestyle recommendations—to dramatically improve gut health in just thirty days. With a simple diet plan, recipes, and practical advice, Eat Dirt will help readers restore gut health and eliminate leaky gut for good.

Food: 

What the Heck Should I Eat?


Dr. Mark Hyman is here to set the record straight. In Food: What the Heck Should I Eat? -- his most comprehensive book yet -- he takes a close look at every food group and explains what we've gotten wrong, revealing which foods nurture our health and which pose a threat. From grains to legumes, meat to dairy, fats to artificial sweeteners, and beyond, Dr. Hyman debunks misconceptions and breaks down the fascinating science in his signature accessible style. He also explains food's role as powerful medicine capable of reversing chronic disease and shows how our food system and policies impact the environment, the economy, social justice, and personal health, painting a holistic picture of growing, cooking, and eating food in ways that nourish our bodies and the earth while creating a healthy society. 

With myth-busting insights, easy-to-understand science, and delicious, wholesome recipes, Food: What the Heck Should I Eat? is a no-nonsense guide to achieving optimal weight and lifelong health.

PRODUCTS That Can Support Your Health

 MediHerb Adrenal Tonic


Adrenal Tonic Phytosynergist contains Ashwagandha, Licorice, Rehmannia and Echinacea. This combination of herbs contains many compounds including triterpenoid saponins (especially glycyrrhizin), other saponins, iridoid glycosides, caffeic acid derivatives, alkylamides and many flavonoids. These herbs are traditionally used to help:

  • promote healthy adrenal gland function
  • facilitate the body’s normal response to occasional stress
  • support and maintain the body as it ages
  • support healthy sleep

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Garden of Life Dr. Formulated Once Daily Women’s Shelf Stable Probiotics 16 Strains, 50 Billion CFU Guaranteed Potency to Expiration, Gluten Dairy & Soy Free One a Day, Prebiotic Fiber, 30 Capsule


  • DIGESTION SUPPORT: This once daily probiotic supplement contains Lactobaccilus acidophilus and Bifidobacteria for digestive health and constipation relief
  • PROBIOTICS FOR WOMEN: Specially formulated probiotic for women's specific health needs contains L. reuteri and L. fermentum for vaginal health
  • IMMUNE SUPPORT: This dietary supplement has 50 billion CFU and 16 probiotics for immune system health
  • SHELF STABLE PROBIOTICS: This 50 billion probiotics supplement comes in 30 one daily capsules; no refrigeration required
  • HYPOALLERGENIC PROBIOTIC: Our probiotic is dairy free, gluten free, soy free, and vegetarian
  • Contains tuber starch


Perfect Keto Chocolate Protein Powder: 

Collagen Peptides Grassfed Low Carb Keto Drink Supplement with MCT Oil Powder.


  • 100% Grass-fed collagen - We source 100% grass-fed collagen peptides from USA cattle. We do not support clear cutting of the Brazilian Amazon rainforest.
  • MCT oil powder - Each serving comes with 5 grams of pure MCT oil powder, which raises blood ketone levels. Each serving of the product uses 1.5 grams of acacia fiber, which has no effect on blood sugar and is a prebiotic fiber for gut health. Our MCT is 70% C8 30% C10 fatty acids.
  • Keto protein powder - Each serving has a 2:1 ratio of grass-fed collagen protein to MCT. This allows for an increase in ketone levels and immediate energy while also getting a premium source of protein.
  • Delicious taste - We use 100% all-natural ingredients and stevia leaf powder as the only ingredients which provide a rich, delicious and clean taste profile -- like chocolate brownies!
  • Nothing artificial - We use only real ingredients in our product. No artificial sweeteners, coloring, chemicals, or binding agents.
  • Anna's Mentors

    THE MIND YOUR BUSINESS PODCAST

    Creating Success from the Inside Out

    With James Wedmore

     The Joy Junkie Podcast

    Let's Talk About Shit That Matters

    With Amy E. Smith

    Psychology of Eating Podcast

    Real People Real Breakthroughs

    With Marc David

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