Books

Medical Aesthetics & Laser Spa Serving Sherwood Park, Spruce Grove, St. Albert & Nearby Edmonton, Alberta

There are many resources in addition to this website that can help you along your individual journey. Books within the following topics that both True Balance patients and staff have found helpful include:

Bioidentical Hormones

Discovering Your Truebalance with Bioidentical Hormones by Ron Brown, M.D.
One day, on a routine visit, a patient of Dr. Brown’s asked a simple question:
“What do you know about bioidentical hormone therapy?”

His lack of knowledge started to gnaw at him. What happened next is the story of his mission to teach himself all that he could on the topic, only to find solid information scarce. In this detailed book, he shares what he learned through extensive research and collaboration with like-minded practitioners. Many of the topics discussed in your appointments here at Truebalance are explored in further detail allowing for a more in depth understanding. (available from True Balance)

Bioidentical Hormons Book

Testosterone for Life by Abraham Morgentaler, M.D.
“Dr. Morgentaler, an internationally recognized expert in sexual medicine and male hormones, shares his secrets for a healthy life.”—Irwin Goldstein, M.D., Director of Sexual Medicine, Alvarado Hospital, San Diego, and Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Sexual Medicine
“A highly valuable resource. Finally debunks many of the myths about testosterone’s safety, which has been an impediment to its appropriate usage for far too long.”—David E. Greenberg, M.D., President, Canadian Society for the Study of the Aging Male (available here)

Diet & Nutrition

Grain Brain by David Perlmutter, M.D.
The #1 New York Times bestseller by world-renown neurologist exposes the truth about the devastating effects of wheat, sugar, and carbs on the brain.

Explains how carbs are destroying your brain. Even “healthy” carbs like whole grains can increase risk for dementia, ADHD, anxiety, chronic headaches, depression, and more. Why your brain thrives on fat and cholesterol, and how you can spur the growth of new brain cells at any age, and remedy your most feared maladies without drugs. (available here)

The Blood Sugar Solution by Mark Hyman M.D.
Reveals that the secret to losing weight and preventing not just diabetes but also heart disease, stroke, dementia, and cancer is balanced insulin levels. Dr. Hyman describes the seven keys to achieving wellness-nutrition, hormones, inflammation, digestion, detoxification, energy metabolism, and a calm mind-and explains his revolutionary six-week healthy-living program. With advice on diet, green living, supplements and medication, exercise, and personalizing the plan for optimal results, this book also teaches readers how to maintain lifelong health. (available here)

Syndrome W: A Woman’s Guide to Reversing Midlife Weight Gain by Harriette Mogul M.D.
A book named for the metabolic condition caused by abnormal insulin levels commonly found in women aged 30 to 60. Dr. Harriette R. Mogul, the physician who discovered the condition, shows how it can be reversed when properly diagnosed and treated so you can regain your waistline! From understanding the symptoms, to finding a doctor who can help, to creating a food and exercise plan, and beyond, Dr. Mogul provides the practical tips that will help you reverse Syndrome. (available here)

Vitamin K2 and the Calcium Paradox: How a Little Known Vitamin Could Save Your Life by Kate Rheaume-Bleue, N.D.
Illustrates the enormous health benefits of Vitamin K2 in making the body less susceptible to dental cavities, heart disease, prostate cancer, liver cancer, diabetes, wrinkles, obesity, varicose veins, and other ailments.
An essential book for anyone interested in bone health, or maintaining their overall health, Vitamin K2 and the Calcium Paradox is the guide to taking the right combination of supplements—and adding Vitamin K2 to a daily regimen. (available here)

Comparative Guide to Nutritional Supplements by Lyle MacWilliam
Comparing over 500 American and Canadian nutritional products, with in-depth testing on a number of different measures.
This guide seeks to educate consumers about the science and value of nutritional supplementation, and to provide them with a simple, reliable tool with which to compare nutritional products. (available here)

Adrenal Fatigue

Adrenal Fatigue: the 21st Century Stress Syndrome by James L. Wilson N.D.
Explains how healthy functioning of your adrenal glands is essential to virtually all aspects of your health as well as to your ability to handle stress.
Written in an entertaining, easy-to-follow style that is designed to guide you through everything you need to know about stress, adrenal fatigue and your health. Describing not only how stress affects your health but what you can do to un-fatigue your adrenals, protect your health and become more stress hardy. (available here)

Thyroid

Stop the Thyroid Madness: A Patient Revolution against Decades of Inferior Treatment by Janie A. Bowthorpe
A gutsy and revolutionary patient-to-patient book against a five-decade, worldwide medical scandal involving hypothyroid diagnosis, treatment, medications, and adrenal fatigue! Covers the details of the TSH lab test and its failure for diagnosis and treatment, why patients report many lingering hypothyroid symptoms while on T4-only medications like Synthroid and Levoxyl, and reveals another treatment that has been there all along and to which patients are returning. (available here)

Complete Idiot’s Guide to Thyroid Disease by Alan Christianson M.D. & Hy Bender
The thyroid is the body’s energy center, working to set the metabolism. It can be underactive or work too fast. It is susceptible to cancer and other health issues, more often in women than men. And its symptoms are varying and hard to identify.
The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Thyroid Disease sifts through the vast amount of conflicting advice to help readers learn how to seek appropriate treatment for their individual situation. (available here)

Healing Hashimoto’s: A Savvy Patient’s Guide by Alan Christianson M.D.
The most common type of thyroid disease is hypothyroidism and in the modern world, the most common cause of hypothyroidism is Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis. Medical treatment guidelines focus only on thyroid hormone replacement. Mind you this is with precious little finesse in dosing and very few medication options. Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis is a complex interaction of genes, environmental toxins, nutrients, the immune function and other hormones. Consequently, many patients need correction in a unique combination of these areas to really feel their best. The purpose of this book is to serve the savvy, educated patient who is questing to regain their optimal health. For those of you who have done the basic steps and still are not at your best, this is for you. (available here)

Stress

Fierce Conversations: Achieving Success in Work and in Life One Conversation at a Time by Susan Scott
The master teacher of positive change through powerful communication. Fierce Conversations is a “guide to tackling your toughest challenges and enriching relationships with everyone important to your success and happiness through principles, tools, and assignments designed to direct you through your first fierce conversations with yourself on to the most challenging and important conversations facing you.” (available here)

Sleep

Say Goodnight to Insomnia by Gregg D. Jacobs
Jacobs’s program, developed and tested at Harvard Medical School and based on cognitive behavioral therapy, has been shown to improve sleep long-term in 80 percent of patients, making it the gold standard for treatment. He provides techniques for eliminating sleeping pills; establishing sleep-promoting behaviors and lifestyle practices; and improving relaxation, reducing stress, and changing negative thoughts about sleep.

Say Good Night to Insomnia is the definitive guide to overcoming insomnia without drugs for the thousands of Americans who are looking for a healthy night’s rest.  (available here)

General Interest

Fantastic Voyage: Live Long Enough to Live Forever
by Ray Kurzweil & Terry Grossman M.D.
The authors take the reader on a journey to undreamed-of vitality with a comprehensive investigation into the cutting-edge science regarding diet, supplementation, genetics, detoxification, and the hormones involved with aging and youth. By following their program, which includes such simple recommendations as eating a balanced, low-glycemic-index diet, and taking powerful anti-aging nutritional supplements, anyone will be able to add years of healthy, active life. (available here)

The Untethered Soul: The Journey beyond Yourself by Michael A. Singer
By tapping into traditions of meditation and mindfulness, author and spiritual teacher Michael A. Singer shows how the development of consciousness can enable us all to dwell in the present moment and let go of painful thoughts and memories that keep us from achieving happiness and self-realization.
Begins by walking you through your relationship with your thoughts and emotions, helping you uncover the source and fluctuations of your inner energy. It then delves into what you can do to free yourself from the habitual thoughts, emotions, and energy patterns that limit your consciousness. With perfect clarity, this book opens the door to a life lived in the freedom of your innermost being. (available here)

Toxicity

Detoxify or Die by Sherry A. Rogers, M.D.
There is now no question that accumulated toxins are behind nearly every disease, symptom, injury and malfunction of the body. But get ready for the greatest medical discovery of the decade. If we get these ubiquitously unavoidable toxic chemicals out of the body, we can reverse and even cure the most hopeless diseases. It no longer matters what you call your disease. The label your doctor gives you is meaningless. What matters is what caused it. Learn how to find the underlying causes and get rid of them with the only proven way to reverse disease and slow down aging. (available here)

Slow Death by Rubber Duck by co-authors Rick Smith & Bruce Lourie
Exposes the extent to which we are being poisoned every day of our lives, both in our homes and our workplaces. It tells the shocking story of corporate giants who manufacture these toxins, the government officials who let it happen and the effects on people across the globe.
Funny, thought-provoking and disturbing, Slow Death by Rubber Duck offers solutions for how we might be healthier, safer and more aware. If you are concerned about the level of toxins in your body, care about the environment and want to understand the hidden threats already in your home, you must read this book. You’ll never look at a rubber duck in the same way again. (available here)