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Food As Medicine: Support Your Body. Enhance Your Health. Feel Better

By Joanna Garritono

Nurture Healing was established by Joanna Garritano, MD as a response to the rising epidemic of chronic health problems. Despite some of medicine’s finest contributions to humankind, we are currently experiencing a sharp increase in the number of people with complex chronic health issues. In fact, nearly one out of every two adults in the United States, (that’s over 117 million Americans), face a chronic health challenge—conditions such as diabetes, autoimmune disease, allergies, asthma, digestive problems, depression, chronic headaches, chronic pain, hypertension, heart disease, and cancer to name a few. Today, over 80% of health care visits are people with chronic health conditions. For many of these patients the conventional medical approach is unable to provide a cure for the condition. Instead many treatments and medications are designed to reduce symptoms without alleviating the disease and without addressing the root problems that give rise to these illnesses in the first place

Click the image to the right to go to Dr. Garritano’s website to download the ebook.


More Than Words: A Hanen Program for Parents of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders.”

From our friend Robin Miller SLP, here is a short informational video for parents of preK children with social language difficulties. 

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Weston A. Price Foundation:  The Weston A. Price Foundation (WAPF) is your source for accurate information on nutrition and health, always aiming to provide the scientific validation of traditional foodways. People seeking health today often condemn certain food groups -- such as grains, dairy foods, meat, salt, fat, sauces, sweets and nightshade vegetables -- but the Wise Traditions Diet is inclusive, not exclusive.


Recommended Reading List:

  • Nourishing Traditions: Sally Fallon

  • Nourishing Broth: Sally Fallon

  • Nourishing Traditions Book of Baby and Child Care: Sally Fallon Morell/Cowan
    An accessible and reassuring guide to childhood health and immunity from a pediatrician who is both knowledgeable about the latest scientific research and respectful of a family's risk factors, health history, and concerns.

  • The Vaccine-Friendly Plan: Dr. Paul's Safe and Effective Approach to

  • Community and Health-from Pregnancy Through Your Child's Teen Years  

  • Cure Tooth Decay: Ramiel Nagel.
    The book is designed to be an empowering practical teaching to give you all the answers you need to master healing cavities.

  • The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma: Bessel van der Kolk, M.D.
    Breathtaking in its scope and breadth, The Body Keeps the Score is a seminal work by one of the preeminent pioneers in trauma research and treatment. This essential book unites the evolving neuroscience of trauma research with an emergent wave of body-oriented therapies and traditional mind/body practices. These new approaches and ancient disciplines build resilience and enhance the capacity to have new empowered bodily (interoceptive) experiences that contradict the previous traumatic ones of fear, overwhelm and helplessness. They go beyond symptom relief, and connect us with our vital energy and here-and-now presence. A must read for all therapists and for those interested in a scholarly, thoughtful, tome about the powerful forces that affect us as human beings in meeting the many challenges of life including accidents, loss and abuse.- Peter A. Levine, PhD, Author, In an Unspoken Voice: How the Body Releases Trauma and Restores Goodness

  • The Tao of Pooh: Benjamin Hoff.
    The how of Pooh? The Tao of who? The Tao of Pooh!?! In which it is revealed that one of the world's great Taoist masters isn't Chinese--or a venerable philosopher--but is in fact none other than that effortlessly calm, still, reflective bear. A. A. Milne's Winnie-the-Pooh! While Eeyore frets, and Piglet hesitates, and Rabbit calculates, and Owl pontificates, Pooh just is… And that's a clue to the secret wisdom of the Taoists.