Learning Center

The list below is provided compliments of Dr. Mark Hyman; Chairman of the Institute of Functional Medicine. www.ultrawellnesscenter.com

Lifestyle Management

Stress Reduction


Yoga/Body Work

Life Coaching

Environmental Health





  • The Center for Advanced Dentistry; www.cfad.net  
  • The International Academy of Oral Medicine & Toxicology; www.iaomt.org  



Living Clean and Green

Home Products

Water Filters

Air Filters

Cleaning Products

Cosmetics/Skin Care

Environmental Nutrition/Sustainability

Detoxification Support


Recommended Food Companies



Meat, Poultry, Egg & Dairy


Nuts, Seeds, Oils

Beans and Legumes


Spices, Seasonings, Sauces

Organic Herbal Tea

Gluten/Dairy Free Beverages

Gluten/Dairy Free Grain Products

Food/Culinary Organizations

Food/Nutrition Resources


Recommended Books/Programs by Dr. Mark Hyman

Books and Further Reading for the Patient

  • The UltraMind Solution
  • Ultra-Metabolism
  • The UltraMetabolism Cookbook
  • The Detox Box; A Program for Greater Health and Vitality
  • Ultraprevention
  • NutriGenomics
  • The UltraSimple Diet
  • 5 Forces of Wellness
  • The Diabesity Prescription
  • 6 Weeks to an UltraMind

General Health

  • Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine; Michael T. Murray, ND, and Joseph Pizzorno, ND
  • Maximize Your Vitality and Potency for Men Over 40; Jonathan V. Wright, MD, and Lane Lenard, PhD
  • Natural Alternatives to Over-the-Counter and Prescription Drugs; Michael T. Murray, ND
  • Natural Medicine Instructions for Patients; Lara Pizzorno; Joseph Pizzorno, ND; and Michael T. Murray, ND
  • Power Healing; Leo Galland, MD
  • The Source; Woodson Merrell, MD
  • Tired of Being Tired: Overcoming Chronic Fatigue and Low Vitality; Michael A. Schmidt, PhD

Cardiovascular Health

  • Handbook of Antihypertensive Therapy, 10th Ed. Mark Houston, MD
  • The Sinatra Solution: Metabolic Cardiology; Stephen Sinatra, MD
  • What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Hypertension; Mark Houston, MD, et al.


  • The 20-Day Rejuvenation Diet Program; Jeffrey S. Bland, PhD, with Sara Benum, MA
  • Clean: The Revolutionary Program to Restore the Body’s Natural Ability to Heal Itself; by Alejandro Junger, MD

Mental Health

  • The Antidepressant Survival Guide: The Clinically Proven Program to Enhance the Benefits and Beat the Side Effects of Your Medication; Robert J. Hedaya, MD
  • The Balance Within: The Science Connecting Health and Emotions; Esther M. Sternberg, MD
  • The Better Brain Book; David Perlmutter, MD, and Carol Colman
  • Spent; Frank Lipman and Mollie Doyle
  • Unstuck: Your Guide to the Seven-Stage Journey Out of Depression; James S Gordon, MD


  • A Natural Guide to Pregnancy and Postpartum Health; Dean Raffelock, DC,
  • The Whole Pregnancy Handbook: An Obstetrician’s Guide to Integrating Conventional and Alternative Medicine Before, During, and After Pregnancy; Joel M Evans, MD, OB/GYN and Robin Aronson


  • Breaking the Vicious Cycle; Elaine Gottschall, BA, MSc
  • The China Study; T Colin Campbell; PhD
  • The Clear Skin Diet; Alan C. Logan ND, Valori Treloar, MD
  • In Defense of Food; Michael Pollan
  • The Spectrum; Dean Ornish, MD


  • Digestive Wellness; Elizabeth Lipski, CCN
  • Gluten-Free Diet; Shelley Case, RD
  • No More Heartburn; Sherry A. Rogers, MD
  • The Second Brain; Michael D. Gershon, MD


  • Feeding the Whole Family; Cynthia Lair
  • The Schwarzbein Principle Cookbook; Diana Schwarzbein, MD, et al
  • The Schwarzbein Principle Vegetarian Cookbook; Diana Schwarzbein, MD, et al
  • Wheat Free, Sugar Free Gourmet Cooking; Sue O’Brien
  • The Whole Life Nutrition Cookbook; Alissa Segersten and Tom Malterre, MS, CN
  • Easy Meals to Cook With Kids; Julie Negrin, MS, CN

Children’s Health

  • Child of Mine: Feeding with Love and Good Sense; Ellyn Satter, MS, RD
  • Children with Starving Brains: A Medical Treatment Guide for Autism Spectrum Disorder; Jaquelyn McCandless, MD
  • Healing Childhood Ear Infections: Prevention, Home Care, and Alternative Treatment; Michael A. Schmidt, PhD
  • Smart Medicine for a Healthier Child, Janet Zand, ND, Robert Rountree, MD, Rachel Walton, MSN, CRNP
  • Superimmunity for Kids: What to Feed Your Children to Keep Them Healthy Now, and Prevent Disease in Their Future; Leo Galland, MD


  • The Circadian Prescription; Sidney MacDonald Baker, MD, and Karen Baar

Women’s Health

  • The Ageless Woman; Nancy Lonsdorf, MD
  • Blooming: The Complete Australian Guide to Healthy Living for Women Over 40; Giselle Cooke, MD
  • Healing Fibroids; Allan Warshowsky, MD, and Elena Oumano
  • HRT: The Answers; Pamela Wartian Smith, MD
  • Menopause and Natural Hormones: Charting Your Course Through Your Change of Life; Daved Rosensweet, MD
  • Taking Charge of Your Fertility: The Definitive Guide to Natural Birth Control, Pregnancy Achievement, and Reproductive Health; Toni Weschler, MPH
  • Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom; Christiane Northrup, MD
  • The Yeast Connection and Women’s Health; William G. Crook, MD with Carolyn Dean, MD ND, and Elizabeth B. Crook

Men’s Health

  • Testosterone Syndrome; Eugene Shippen, MD and William Fryer
  • The Trouble with Testosterone; Robert M. Sapolsky


  • Environmental Nutrition; Buck Levin, PhD, RD
  • Immunotics; Robert Roundtree, MD and Carol Colman
  • Living Downstream: A Ecologist’s Personal Investigation of Cancer and the Environment; Sandra Steingraber
  • The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals; Michael Pollan
  • Our Toxic World: A Wake Up Call; Doris J. Rapp, MD


  • The Definitive Guide to Cancer; Lise N. Alschuler, ND, FABNO and Karolyn A. Gazella
  • Anticancer: A New Way of Life; David Servan-Schreiber MD
  • Beating Cancer with Nutrition: Optimal Nutrition Can Improve Outcome in Medically-Treated Cancer Patients; Patrick Quillin, PhD, RD, CNS
  • Comprehensive Cancer Care: Integrating Alternative, Complementary and Conventional Therapies; James Gordon, MD and Sharon Curtin, MD
  • How to Prevent and Treat Cancer with Natural Medicine; Michael Murray, MD, et al

Mind/Body Health

  • Anatomy of the Spirit: The Seven Stages of Power and Healing; Caroline Myss, PhD
  • The Biology of Belief: Unleashing the Power of Consciousness, Matter, & Miracles; Bruce H. Lipton, PhD
  • If the Buddha Came to Dinner: How to Nourish Your Body to Awaken Your Spirit; Halé Sofia Schatz
  • Kitchen Table Wisdom; Rachel Naomi Remen, MD
  • When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice For Difficult Times; Pema Chödrön
  • Wherever You Go, There You Are: Mindfulness Meditation in Everyday Life; Jon Kabat-Zinn

Books and Further Reading for the Practitioner

IFM Monographs

  • Gastrointestinal Dysregulation: Connections to Chronic Disease; Leo Galland, MD, with Helen Lafferty
  • Depression: Advancing the Treatment Paradigm; Robert Hedaya, MD and Sheila Quinn
  • Musculoskeletal Pain: Expanding Clinical Strategies; Alex Vasquez, DC, ND, and David Jones, MD


  • Clinical Nutrition; A Functional Approach, 2nd Ed.; Jeffrey Bland, MD, et al
  • Fats that Heal, Fats That Kill; Udo Erasmus, PhD
  • Genetic Nutritioneering; Jeffrey S. Bland, PhD, with Sara Benum, MA
  • Integrative Orthopedics: Concepts, Algorithms, and Therapeutics; Alex Vasquez, DC, ND
  • Molecules of Emotion; Candace B. Pert, PhD, and Deepak Chopra MD.
  • Textbook of Functional Medicine; Sidney MacDonald Baker, MD, et al


  • Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine
  • New England Journal of Medicine
  • Journal of the American Medical Association
  • The Lancet Medical Journal
  • American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
  • Explore: The Journal of Science & Healing
  • Integrative Medicine: A Clinician’s Journal

Medical Nutrition

Integrative Medical Associations/Organizations

Nutritional Assesment Tools

Nutritional Genomics


Pediatric/Adolescent Health

Integrative Practitioners and Organizations


Government Health Agencies/Reports


Celiac/Gluten Free

Hperbariatric Therapies

Diabetes/Insulin Resistance/Weight Management

Gut Health

  • Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America; www.ccfa.org  
  • International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders; www.iffgd.org  
  • The Specific Carbohydrate Diet; www.scdiet.org  



Training Programs; Degrees and Certificates