Useful Links

Alternative Health Information Joseph Mercola is an Osteopathic Physician who hosts one of the most popular and informative alternative medicine sites on the web providing well written daily articles about all aspects of healthy eating, supplementation and exercise. Sherry Rogers, MD, speaks from numerous personal health battles and years of providing detailed, no-holds-barred medical advice, including such books titles as “Is Your Cardiologist Killing You?” and “How to Cure Diabetes”. Life Extension has been around for a long time. They sell high quality vits, but they do serious (ie, footnoted) alternative health reporting and publish a monthly magazine with worthy articles. The Townsend Letter publishes 10 magazines per year with numerous alternative health articles written by medical practitioners, researchers and patients. The Well Being Journal publishes bi-monthly magazines about alternative and complementary medicine focusing on the use of nutrition and nutritional supplements in preventing and healing illnesses. (Note: The name similarity of The Well Being Journal and the Well Being Foundation are coincidental – there is no corporate connection.) Dr. Andrew Weil, MD, is a well-known, Harvard Med graduate who gives solid, if somewhat more mainstream medical information than the other references site above.

Useful Spiritual Media Sources Features publications and speaking schedules for Adyashanti and Mukti. Adya has frequent live web radio broadcasts and there are great free audio downloads available. Adya is probably the most articulate spiritual teacher speaking in the English language today. Byron Katie’s website featuring “The Work” presents a very useful technique to see through false beliefs. The Wisefool Press publishes Jed McKenna’s brilliant trilogy and his recent “Theory of Everything”. Fred Davis is a new face on the spiritual teacher scene. He is funny, self-effacing, and very clear in his descriptions of awakening. He currently offers individual awakening sessions in his home in South Carolina. Publishes numerous authors in various media within the spiritual spectrum. Some peaceful music also. This website publishes the many books of Dr. David Hawkins who is well known for his Map of Consciousness. If you listen to any of his CD’s, Dr. Hawkins’ rich voice is worth the whole price of admission.  Many people have found their way into spirituality through Eckhart Tolle. He appeared on a series of programs with Oprah that were subscribed to by millions of people.

Other helpful spiritual teachers: Ramana Maharshi, Nisargadatta Maharaj, Scott Kiloby, Gangaji, and Stephen Harrison

Useful Local Links Oasis Institute in Knoxville, TN hosts programs featuring “A Course in Miracles” and “Institute of Neotic Sciences” subjects. Natural and Organic Foods located at 6408 Asheville Hwy in Knoxville, TN has an excellent selection of high quality supplements and very knowledgeable staff.  The Claiborne County Chamber of Commerce offers links to local resources and government contacts.

Wholistic Farming Information Joel Salatin, the founder of Polyface Farms in Virginia, has developed and promoted novel concepts for pastured raised chickens and mobbed cattle grazing. Joel is a fascinating thinker, speaker and author. Acres magazine has been around since 1970 and is an excellent source for cutting edge farming techniques. The advertised books alone are worth the modest price of a subscription. The magazine refers to itself as “The Voice of Eco-Agriculture”. Allan Nation is a cattle rancher from Mississippi and publisher of this newspaper style magazine which has been devoted solely to the art and science of making a profit from grassland agriculture since 1947.

Supplement Sources Vitacost is an inexpensive and extensive internet source for vitamins, supplements and many organic foodstuffs. Life Extension sell very high quality supplements and provides well researched articles on their website.