Recommended Local Practitioners


Essence Ob/Gyn: Dr. Marion Colas-Lacombe, MD   (954)472-2201

Massage Therapist

Marylou dinicolas, LMt Pre/postnatal specialist  (954)593-9735

Bernadette Colgan, LMT  (954) 483-0266

labor support doula/childbirth educator

marylou dinicolas, lmt  (954) 593-9735


Dr. Marla Reis, phd (954) 300-1818

Holistic Health Coaching

Jenipher Minnaar  


Online Resources

dr. Christiane northrup, m.D.

Holistic Ob/gyn, author of the best selling books women's bodies women's wisdom and goddesses never age and self described "authority on everything that can go right with your body, Dr. Christiane Northrup's website and blog are chock full of helpful articles and videos, as inspiring as they are educational.


Dr. William Davis, M.d. 

Cardiologist and Author of the New York Times Best-Selling book wheat belly, has created a blog full of recipes, articles and tips to help support you in going grain free


Chris Kresser, l.Ac. 

functional medicine blog and podcast, full of great education and advice firmly grounded in good scientific research    revolution health radio podcast


Kelly Brogan, m.D.

Holistic Psychiatrist helping patients to recover from depression, Anxiety & more, naturally


Dr.Marlene merritt, L.Ac, DOM(NM), MS Nutrition

nutritionist and doctor of oriental medicine, helping to understand blood sugar and more







Cure: A journey into the science of mind over body

by Jo Marchant

Award winning science writer Jo Marchant holds a doctoral degree in genetics and microbiology.  Her new york times best selling book delves into serious scientific research from a range of fields uncovering evidence that our subjective thoughts, emotions and Beliefs can have very real benefits for our health, from easing symptoms and influencing immune responses to reducing our risk of getting ill in the first place.

here's a link to her interview with Terry Gross on NPR's Fresh Air


wheat belly: Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight, and Find Your Path Back to Health

by Dr. William davis, M.d.

After witnessing over 2.000 patients regain their health after giving up wheat, cardiologist William Davis concluded that wheat is the single largest contributor to the nationwide obesity epidemic.  and its elimination is key to dramatic weight loss and optimal health.  He exposes the harmful effects of what is actually a product of genetic tinkering and agribusiness and sold to us as "wheat" and provides readers with a user friendly, step by step plan to navigate a new wheat-free lifestyle


making babies: a proven 3-month program for maximum fertility

by dr sami s. david, m.d. & Dr jill blakeway L.Ac.

In world where modern fertility medicine is all about aggressive surgical, chemical and technological intervention, Drs David and blakeway offer another way, starting by identifying "fertility types" and covering everything from recognizing the causes of fertility problems to making lifestyle choices that enhance fertility to offering strategies such as getting acupuncture along with ivf.


a mind of your own: the truth about depression and how women can heal their bodies to reclaim their lives

by kelly brogan, m.d.

BASED ON HER EXPERT INTERPRETATION OF PUBLISHED MEDICAL FINDINGS COMBINED WITH YEARS OF EXPERIENCE IN HER CLINICAL PRACTICE, holistic psychologist and best selling author, kelly brogan, asserts that depression is not a disease it is a symptom and that the best way to heal the mind is to heal the whole body.  This book offers an achievable, step by step, 30 day action plan including dietary interventions, targeted nutrient support, detoxification, sleep, and stress-reframing techniques to heal your body, alleviate inflammation, and feel like yourself again without a single prescription.


iodine: why you need it, why you can't live without it

by dr. David brownstein, M.d.

Board certified family practitioner who combines the best of conventional and holistic medicine explains why most of us are deficient in iodine, how we can get it in our diet, and how iodine deficiency may be the underlying cause of thyroid problems, breast cancer, fibrocystic breast disease, fatigue, and more.


the art of baby making

by gerad kite

Gerad Kite, fertility acupuncture specialist and founder of The kite clinic in london UK, has helped over a thousand couples to conceive.  His approach is to look at the complex issue of fertility in a positive and transformational new light, with simple common sense advice on how to improve your physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health overall to help you achieve your dream of parenthood


Hashimoto's thyroiditis: lifestyle interventions for finding and treating the root cause

by Dr. izabella wentz, Pharm.D., fascp with marta nowosadzka, m.d.

pharmacist and hashimoto's patient, Dr. izabella wentz combines her research as well as her own personal experience to explain how Hashimoto's is different from Hypothyroidism and how to discover and treat your own root cause for the condition.  She helps walk you through lifestyle interventions including removing triggers, repairing the involved broken systems, and restoring equilibrium to allow the body to rebuild itself.  


the big fat surprise: why butter, meat and cheese belong in a healthy diet

by nina teicholz

A New York Times bestseller
Named one of The Economist’s Books of the Year 2014
Named one of The Wall Street Journal’s Top Ten Best Nonfiction Books of 2014
Kirkus Reviews Best Nonfiction Books of 2014
Forbes’s Most Memorable Healthcare Book of 2014
Named a Best Food Book of 2014 by Mother Jones
Named one of Library Journal's Best Books of 2014

In The Big Fat Surprise, investigative journalist nina teicholz reveals the unthinkable: that everything we thought we knew about dietary fat is wrong.  as a result of her nine year investigation, teicholz, with eye opening scientific rigor, upends the conventional wisdom about all fats with the groundbreaking claim that more, not less, dietary fat, including saturated fat, is what leads to better health and wellness.  Science shows that we have been needlessly avoiding meat, cheese, whole milk, and eggs for decades and that we can now, guilt-free, welcome these delicious foods back into our lives.  


the infertility cure

by randine lewis, ph.d.

licensed acupuncturist and herbalist randine lewis offers a natural way to support your efforts to get pregnant.  If you're seeking acupuncture and chinese medicine as a way to help cultivate your natural fertility, this book is an amazing resource to help empower you to be a driver in the process with easy to follow techniques and remedies involving diet, herbs and acupressure.  Dr Lewis shows you how to improve your overall health and well-being, strengthen the organs of systems vital to reproduction, heal specific conditions that may affect your fertility and even support western-based reproductive technology such as ivf, and hormone therapy.  


the way of the fertile soul: ten ancient secrets to tap into a woman's creative potential

by randine lewis, Ph.d.

This book explores the concept of fertility from a much broader perspective than just conceiving a baby.  Dr lewis encourages women to strive toward health, abundance, and a fruitful, joyous approach to life. She provides tools to greatly increase a woman's chance of conceiving babies, new dreams, and a fulfilling life by cultivating her intrinsic creativity and expressing it fully.