Your Easter Egg Full Of Goodies
…but not of the candy kind! I think you might have guessed that though.
Anyway, one of the most common questions I get is about who my health-heroes are.
So today I thought I’d share some of my own personal health gurus with you.
People that inspire me, people who get my nutrition and health fire burning and motivate me to dig deeper into the facts and the content out there.
They also help me find inspiring info, facts and content to share with you on my Facebook page, for example.
This list of people is of course by no means exclusive. I follow many, many more. But they are the ones I find myself reading the most from. Click on the links to find out more about them!
For science-y wisdom’s and just general “let’s do this!” inspiration I turn to either one (or all) of these beautiful people:
Dr. Mark Hyman. I have yet to read his newest book, “10 Day Detox”, but I admire his dedication to what he does and his blog is one of the most inspiring ones I’ve found.
Dr. Mercola. Fantastic nuggets of health wisdom come from Dr. Mercolas amazing website. A real go-to resource for me.
Dr. Perlmutter, author of Grain Brain. This book really re-enforced a lot of the things I already knew or suspected, as well as it taught me ton of new things. What does your brain need in order to function properly? What can you do to avoid things like Alzheimer’s later on in life? (Note: I had no idea a book with the same name was in the pipeline when I started my business two years ago. The name is purely coincidental! I promise.)
Lissa Rankin, MD. I love, love, LOVE her book “Mind Over Medicine”. It’s one of the best books I’ve read in a very long while. It also taught me a lot about becoming an informed patient and taking charge of my own health, while opening my eyes to the magnitude of things that influence my health…
Andreas Eenfeldt, MD aka The Diet Doctor. Luckily for those whose Swedish isn’t quite up to snuff, this Swedish medical doctor also has an English webpage. He posts great info and his page is an incredible resource if you’re interested in trying a low carb lifestyle.
Vani Hari, aka Food babe. This woman is an amazing food detective. The truths she has researched and discovered about the food out there is simply staggering.
Mike Adams, aka The Health Ranger. This paragraph from their website says it all: “The key mission of Natural News is to empower consumers with factual information about the synthetic chemicals, heavy metals, hormone disruptors and other chemicals found in foods, medicines, personal care products, children’s toys and other items.” Fantastic resource!
Mark Sisson, Mark’s Daily Apple. I have rarely seen such well-researched work. Another amazing go-to resource when it comes to all things health and/or/vs. food.
Kris Carr. This incredibly inspiring woman has been around the block (and then some!) when it comes to learning how to make lifestyle changes to cater to a disease. She’s had an incurable stage 4 cancer for over a decade now, and is definitely rockin’ her “Crazy, Sexy” self. Inspiration in a nutshell!
Gabrielle Bernstein. When I need to take care of myself spiritually, I turn to Gabby. Her books and her amazing weekly vlog have helped me more than once, and keep helping me stay on track when I’m losing hope.
Katie Dalebout, the Wellness Wonderland. This girl’s super-duper inspiring interviews are out-of-this-world! How she manages to get all these great people on her show is beyond me, but that fact in itself makes her and her work all the more inspiring.
For recipes and food-making inspo I usually go to:
Elana Amsterdam, Elana’s Pantry. Elana is also a fellow chronic, she’s had Celiac disease since 1998 making her cooking and recipes very accessible if you have a similar thing (or just avoiding gluten like the plague.)
Danielle Walker, Against All Grain. I adore Danielle’s pictures (turns out she’s also a photographer!)! She’s also a chronic, being diagnosed with Ulcerative Collitis at the age of 22. Like the name of her page suggests, awesome resource if you’ve gone (or are interested in going) completely grain free.
Juli Bauer, PaleOMG. I love her humor, as well as her recipes, of course. All of the recipes I’ve tried so far are really OMG worthy.
Michelle Tam, Nom Nom Paleo. Incredible recipes and cute graphics! A very popular cookbook and amazing resource.
This is in addition to a bucket load of Swedish as well as some German ones. (Ah, the beauty (and partial confusion) of speaking several languages!)
I’d love to hear about your gurus! Who do you follow that you get really inspired by? Tell us in the comments below!
Ps. And while I have your attention, and as it is Easter, I really want to wish you a super relaxing, happy Easter! Take care of yourself and those around you. <3