Wellness is a vast field and there are so many resources out there.  Here are some books and websites that I like.  I am constantly updating these lists as I find more information so check back periodically.  If there is a specific issue you are looking for additional information on, please let me know and I will be happy to find some resources for you!

Meal Planning

Pepper Plate is a great place to store your recipes, create your grocery lists, and even includes a timer when you are preparing your meals:


Blaylock, R. (1996).  Excitotoxins: The taste that kills.

Sears, W. (1999).  The family nutrition book: Everything you need to know about feeding your chidlren – from birth through adolescence.

Sears, W., Sears, P., & Foy, S. (2003).  Dr. Sears’ L.E.A.N. Kids: A total health program for children ages 6-12.

Sears, W. & Sears, M. (2009). The N.D.D. Book: How nutrition deficit disorder affects your child’s learning, behavior, and health, and what you can do about it – without drugs.

Sears, W. & Sears, J. (2012).  The Omega-3 effect: Everything you need to know about the supernutrient for living longer, happier, and healthier.


Gaskin, I. (2003).  Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth.

Sears, W. Sears, M., & Holt, L. (2013).  The pregnancy book: Month-by-month, everything you need to know from America’s baby experts.

Upstate Birth Network offers a lot of great information on birth preparation, providers in the area, and a listing of resources.

Hypnobabies Instructor Julie Byers offers birthing classes and doula services in the Upstate.


Karp, H. & Spencer, P. (2008). The happiest toddler on the block.

Nelson, J., Erwin, C., & Duffy, R. (2007).  Positive discipline: The first three years. *Julie Byers teaches classes on Positive Discipline at I Love Natural Baby.

Sears, W., Sears, M., Sears, R., & Sears, J. (2013).  The baby book: Everything you need to know about your baby from birth to age two.

Disclosure: I only recommend products that I use or have used.  Any products listed that I have not used I strongly feel would be helpful to my family, friends, and clients.  All Amazon links are affiliate links.