Listed below are various resources that I’ve recommended to patients to over the years. I’ve personally read all the books, and I’ve tried or had personal experience with all the other products. I’m sure there are some other great products or services out there, so if you have a recommendation for this page, please let me know. Many of the links go to Amazon.com, whereas others will take you to independent websites.
Sleep, Interrupted: A physician reveals the #1 reason why so many of us are sick and tired. Steven Y. Park, MD. This is my book. It describes a new way of describing health and disease based on my sleep-breathing paradigm. I highly recommend reading it as your first step towards breathing better, sleeping better and feeling better.
Sleep or Die: Overcome Apnea Before It Overcomes You (Volume 1). William Headapohl. A must read for anyone who doesn’t want to believe they have obstructive sleep apnea or refuses to be treated.
Heal Your Headache: The 1-2-3 Program For Taking Charge Of Your Pain. David Buchholz, MD. This is a great resource for anyone with chronic headaches, especially if you have migraines. Dr. Buchholz has a different take on migraines in general, one that integrates well with my sleep-breathing paradigm.
Stop Smoking for the Last Time: You Can Unlock the Power to Quit Struggle Free. George Wissing. A completely different way of quitting, drug free. His concepts about smoking and breathing were revelational for me.
Say Goodnight to Insomnia: The Six-Week, Drug-Free Program Developed At Harvard Medical School. Gregg Jacobs, PhD. A great resource for anyone with insomnia. It’s must reading that helps you sleep without the use of medications. Dr. Jacobs also has an online cognitive behavioral therapy program here.
From Fatigued to Fantastic. Jacob Teitelbaum, MD. The classic book to read for anyone with chronic fatigue. Dr. Teitelbaum is an internationally known expert on chronic fatigue syndrome.
Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers. Robert Sapolsky. A fun to read, information filled book which is one of the core foundations for my sleep-breathing paradigm. You’ll never see stress the same way after reading this book.
Second Spring: Dr. Mao’s Hundreds of Natural Secrets for Women to Revitalize and Regenerate at Any Age. Dr. Maoshing Ni. Dr. Mao is a 38th generation doctor of Chinese medicine and an authority on anti-aging medicine. He lectures internationally and is known on Sex and the City as “Dr. Wow.”
Living Well with Hypothyroidism: What Your Doctor Doesn’t Tell You… That You Need To Know. Mary Shomon. Consumer advocate and journalist Mary Shomon has written a series of books related to women’s issues (and men as well). This book is a valuable resource for anyone dealing with hypothyroidism.
The Wisdom of Menopause: Creating Physical and Emotional Health and Healing During the Change. Christiane Northrup, MD. This is the classic book for women of any age. She’s featured regularly on Oprah.
Nutrition and Physical Degeneration. Weston Proice, DDS. Dr. Price traveled the world and documented physical changes to jaw anatomy when traditional cultures began to eat modern diets consisting of processed foods and refined sugars. A little technical, but a must read to truly understand how important proper nutrition is to our overall state of health.
Breathing: The Master Key to Self Healing. Andrew Weil, MD. Integrative health guru Andrew Weil describes the scientific basis behind how breathing helps to calm your nervous system. He then goes on to teach you various breathing exercises which you can learn and apply. I listen to this CD regularly.