The Whole Health Diet: A Transformational Approach to Weight Loss


Chapter 1: Overweight, Obese, and Dying to Be Transformed

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2. F. B. Hu, W. C. Willet, T. Li et al., “Adiposity as Compared with Physical Activity in Predicting Mortality Among Women,” New England Journal of Medicine 351, no 26 (2004): 2694–703.

3. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “Obesity and Overweight,” June 2, 2015,

4. Sarah C. Walpole, David Prieto-Merino, Phil Edwards et al., “The Weight of Nations: An Estimation of Adult Human Biomass,” BMC Public Health 12 (2012), p. 439;

5. Sherry Rau, “Is Fat the New Normal?” WebMD, January 26, 2010,

6. “Overweight in Children,” American Heart Association, August 17, 2015,

7. M. R. Lowe, T.V. Kral, and K. Miller-Kovach, “Weight-Loss Maintenance 1, 2 and 5 Years After Successful Completion of a Weight-Loss Programme,” British Journal of Nutrition 99, no. 4 (2008): 925–30.

8. Das Wesen der Materie [The Nature of Matter], speech at Florence, Italy (1944)(from Archiv zur Geschichte der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft, Abt.Va, Rep. 11 Planck, Nr. 1797.

Chapter 2: The Heart of the Matter

1. David Hawkins, Power vs. Force: The Hidden Determinants of Human Behavior (Carlsbad, CA: Hay House, 2002).

2. Lisa Firestone, “What’s Behind Emotional Overeating?” Psychology Today (blog), May 8, 2012.

3. David Vanata, American Dietetic Nutrition Conference and Expo, October 2008.

4. John Bradshaw, Healing the Shame That Binds You (Houston: Health Communications, 1988).

5. Mara Tyler, “Food Addiction,” Healthline, July 7, 2014,

6. Emmett Fox, Find and Use Your Inner Power (New York: HarperCollins, 1937).

7. Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet (New York: Knopf, 1923).

Chapter 3: The Chemistry That Governs Calorie-Burning Energy

1. Byron J. Richards and Mary Guignon Richards, Mastering Leptin (Minneapolis: Wellness Resources, 2005).

2. Ibid.

3. Ibid.

4. Ibid.

5. N. Boqué, R. de la Iglesia, A. L. de la Garza et al., “Prevention of Diet-Induced Obesity by Apple Polyphenols in Wistar Rats Through Regulation of Adipocyte Gene Expression and DNA Methylation Patterns,” Molecular Nutrition and Food Research 57, no. 8 (2013): 1473–78.

6. K. W. Williams, T. Liu, X. Kong et al., “Xbp1s in Pomc Neurons Connects ER Stress with Energy Balance and Glucose Homeostasis,” Cell Metabolism 20, no. 3 (2014): 471–82.

7. David L. Watts, Trace Elements and Other Essential Nutrients (Dallas: Trace Elements Inc., 1995), p. 1.

8. National Institutes of Health, “Vitamin D Fact Sheet for Health Professionals,” November 10, 2014,

9. Nathan Seppa, “Link Between Obesity and Vitamin D Clarified,” ScienceNews, February 5, 2013,

10. C. Mason, L. Xiao, I. Imayama et. al., “Effects of Weight Loss on Serum Vitamin D in Postmenopausal Women,” American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 94, no. 1 (2014): 95–103.

11. M. Chondronikola, E. Volpi, C. Porter et al., “Brown Adipose Tissue Improves Whole-Body Glucose Homeostasis and Insulin Sensitivity in Humans,” Diabetes 63, no. 12 (2014): 4089–99.

12. J. C. Ratliff, J. Barber, L. Palmese et al., “Association of Prescription H1 Antihistamine Use with Obesity: Results from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey,” Obesity 18, no. 12 (2010): 2398–2400.

13. C. K. Martin, H. Han, S. D. Anton et al., “Effect of Valproic Acid on Body Weight, Food Intake, Physical Activity and Hormones: Results of a Randomized Controlled Trial,” Journal of Psychopharmacology 23, no. 7 (2009): 814–25.

14. “Vintage Ad #2,270: Without Chemicals, Life Itself Would Be Impossible,” Flickr photo, posted by “Jamie,” May 15, 2013,

15. D. Melzer, N. Rice, M. H. Depledge et al., “Association Between Serum Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA) and Thyroid Disease in the U.S. National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey,” Environmental Health Perspectives 118, no. 5 (2010): 686–92.

16. J. D. Meeker and K. K. Ferguson, “Relationship Between Urinary Phthalate and Bisphenol A Concentrations and Serum Thyroid Measures in U.S. Adults and Adolescents from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) 2007–2008,” Environmental Health Perspectives119 (2011): 1396–1402.

Chapter 4: The Whole Health Diet Primer

1. National Prevention, Health Promotion, and Public Health Council, 2014 Annual Status Report (Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Surgeon General, 2014),

2. Julie Miller Jones, “Food Additives,” Food and Drug Administration, 1990.

3. “Farm to Fork: Our Toxic Food System,” Healthy Child Healthy World,

4. Christina Sarich, “Europe Bans American Apples—Too Toxic to Eat,” GlobalResearch, June 17, 2014,

5. W. Holtcamp, “Obesogens: An Environmental Link to Obesity,” Environmental Health Perspectives 120, no. 2 (2012): a62–a68.

6. Jason Cody and Janet Osuch, “Exposure to Insecticide May Play Role in Obesity Epidemic Among Some Women,” Michigan State University, March 19, 2009,

7. Stephen Perrine and Heather Hurlock, “Fat Epidemic Linked to Chemicals Run Amok,”, March 8, 2010,

8. W. S. Goldner, D. P. Sandler, F. Yu et al., “Pesticide Use and Thyroid Disease Among Women in the Agricultural Health Study,” American Journal of Epidemiology 171, no. 4 (2010): 455–64.

9. Ibid.

10. “Dirty Dozen: EWG’s 2015 Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce,” Environmental Working Group,; “Clean Fifteen: EWG’s 2015 Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce,” Environmental Working Group,

11. J. Kling, “JAMA Study Casts Cloud over Biologic Safety,” Nature Biotechnology 27, no. 1 (2009): 11–12.

12. E. Giovannucci, “Insulin-Like Growth Factor-1 and Binding Protein-3 and Risk of Cancer,” Hormone Research 51, Suppl. 3 (1999): 34–41.

13. J. S. de Vendômois, F. Roullier, D. Cellier et al., “A Comparison of the Effects of Three GM Corn Varieties on Mammalian Health,” International Journal of Biological Sciences 5, no. 7 (2009): 706–26.

14. Irina V. Ermakova, “Influence of Genetically Modified Soya on the Birth-Weight and Survival of Rat Pups: Preliminary Study,” Institute of Higher Nervous Activity and Neurophysiology, Russian Academy of Sciences, October 10, 2005.

15. Arild S. Foss, “Growing Fatter on a GM Diet,” ScienceNordic, July 17, 2012,

16. Emily Main, “Are GMOs Making You Fat?” Prevention, August 20, 2012,

17. Roddy Scheer and Doug Moss, “Dirt Poor: Have Fruits and Vegetables Become Less Nutritious?” Scientific American, April 27, 2011,

18. Hilary Parker, “A Sweet Problem: Princeton Researchers Find That High-Fructose Corn Syrup Prompts Considerably More Weight Gain,” Princeton University, March 22, 2010,

19. Nicholas Perricone, The Perricone Prescription (New York: HarperCollins, 2002), 40.

20. Bryan Walsh, “Eat Butter,” Time, June 23, 2014.

21. S. E. Steck, A. M. Chalecki, P. Miller et al., “Conjugated Linoleic Acid Supplementation for Twelve Weeks Increases Lean Body Mass in Obese Humans,” Journal of Nutrition 137, no. 5 (2007): 1188–93.

22. J. M. Gaullier, J. Halse, K. Høye et al., “Conjugated Linoleic Acid Supplementation for 1 y Reduces Body Fat Mass in Healthy Overweight Humans,” American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 79, no. 6 (2004): 1118–25.

Chapter 5: A Matter of Energy

1. Pam Grout, E-Squared (New York: Hay House, 2013), 1–2.

2. Stuart Hameroff and Roger Penrose, “Orchestrated Reduction of Quantum Coherence in Brain Microtubules: A Model for Consciousness,” Mathematics and Computers in Simulation 40 (1996): 453–80.

3. Peter Baksa, “Can Thoughts Make Things Happen?” The Way the Universe Works (blog), October 18, 2011, Oct. 2011.

4. “Imagination More Important Than Knowledge?” I Give You Papyrus (blog), March 2015,

5. V. K. Ranganathan, V. Siemionow, J. Z. Liu et al., “From Mental Power to Muscle Power—Gaining Strength by Using the Mind,” Neuropsychologia 42, no. 7 (2004): 944–56.

6. E. M. Shackell and L. G. Standing, “Mind over Matter: Mental Training Increases Physical Strength,” North American Journal of Psychology 9, no. 1 (2007): 189–200.

7. Sharon Begley, “The Brain: How the Brain Rewires Itself,” Time, January 19, 2007.

8. C. K. Morewedge, Y. E. Huh, and J. Vosgerau, “Thought for Food: Imagined Consumption Reduces Actual Consumption,” Science 330, no. 6010 (2010): 1530–33.

Chapter 6: Our Energy Guidance System (EGS)

1. Kelly Turner, “The Science Behind Intuition,” Psychology Today (blog), May 20, 2014,

2. Anne T. Denogean, “Mother Knows Best When Guessing Her Baby’s Sex,” Tucson Citizen, September 26, 1998,; Victor Shamas, Amanda Dawson, The Intuition in Pregnancy Study, University of Arizona, 1998.

3. “New Study Further Supports Intuition,” HeartMath Institute, October 2, 2010,

4. Mayo Clinic Staff, “Biofeedback: Using Your Mind to Improve Your Health,” Mayo Clinic, January 26, 2013,

Chapter 7: Balancing Metabolism with Energy Medicine

1. Paul F. M. Nogier, Treatise of Auriculotherapy (Moulins-les-metz, France: Maisonneuve, 1972).

2. Belinda Weber, “Ear Acupuncture Boosts Weight Loss,” Medical News Today, December 17, 2013,; S. Yeo, K. S. Kim, and S. Lim, “Randomised Clinical Trial of Five Ear Acupuncture Points for the Treatment of Overweight People,” Acupuncture in Medicine 32, no. 2 (2014): 132–38.

3. Richard Gerber, Vibrational Medicine (Santa Fe, NM: Bear and Co., 1988), 86.

4. Dana Ullman, “Homeopathic Medicine: Europe’s #1 Alternative for Doctors,” HuffPost Healthy Living (blog), May 3, 2010, medicineeuro_b_402490.html.

5. Ibid.; Dana Ullman, “The Case FOR Homeopathic Medicine: The Historical and Scientific Evidence,” HuffPost Healthy Living (blog), April 12, 2010,

6. Colin F. Watson and Jayne L. Watson, HCG Body for Life: How to Feel Good Naked in 26 Days (Create Space Independent Publishing Platform, 2010).

7. Edward Bach, The Essential Writings of Dr Edward Bach (London: Vermilion, 2005).

8. Valory Rose, “Vibrational Frequency and the Subtle Energy Nature of Essential Oils,” BioSpiritual Energy Healing,

9. Shanti Dechen, Clinical Aromatherapy Level I (Crestone, CO: Aroma Apothecary Healing Arts Academy, 2011).

10. “Peppermint Vapor Studies: NASA and Others,” Essential Potions,

11. Michelle Schoffro Cook, “Certain Scents Trigger Weight Loss,” Care 2, January 16, 2014,