As part of one’s ever-evolving path towards health and well-being, education is key to self-empowerment. Here are a few selected resources to help you on your journey. Some are national or professional medical associations, some are works by trusted colleagues or mentors, others are more aspirational and provide a novel perspective on health. Please consider these to be more informative than instructive in nature and discuss any recommendations therein with an appropriate medical professional before adopting. Enjoy...

General Information & Support

American Medical Association (AMA) 
American Psychiatric Association (APA)
National Institute for Mental Health (NIMH)
National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI)

Women’s Health

MGH Women’s Health
Postpartum Support International


Eat Complete
Drew Ramsey, MD 

Chemistry of Joy
Henry Emmons, MD

The New American Herbal
Stephen Orr

Staying Healthy with Nutrition
Elson Haas, MD

Botanical Medicine for Women’s Health
Aviva Romm, MD

Clean Gut
Alejandro Junger, MD

Permission to Parent
Robin Berman, MD

The First Forty Days: The Essential Art of Nourishing the New Mother    Heng Ou

Yoga and Ayurveda
David Frawley

Healing the Tiger
Peter Levine, PhD

The Whole-Brain Child
Dan Siegel, MD and Tina Payne Bryson

The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma   Bessel Van Der Kolk, MD  

The Alzheimer’s Prevention Program
Gary Small, MD


Dr. Ford is not responsible for links to external websites or publications that have changed or present inaccurate information at the time of (your) review. These links are provided as a service to help educate and empower patients about general health and psychiatric conditions and in no way should be construed as treatment directions or recommendations for any individual person. The hope is that patients and their families will find this information useful when discussing issues with their primary care physician or mental health professional.