The following list of wellness practitioners, centers and books are my favorites in their categories.

I've had personal experience with everyone and every place listed and highly recommend them.

I will continue to add to this list as I continue to seek out the best of the best.

If you've had experience with a wellness center or practitioner that you would like to recommend, please contact me.


Holly Heilman, Mac, LAc Catonsville, MD 443-812-5557
Maria MacKnight, MSc, MAc, LAcwww.WellnessRestoration.comArlington, VA703-534-6530
Jeremy Riesenfeld, MAc, L.Acwww.DC-Acupuncture.comWashington DC202-297-7404

Breast Thermography

National Integrated Health Associateswww.nihadc.comWashington DC202-237-7000

If you want to take a truly pro-active approach to your health and in particular, to reducing your risk of breast cancer, have a breast thermography done and interpreted by an experienced doctor. Studies show that thermography can detect the potential for a tumor 5 to 6 years before anything would ever be detected on a mammogram. I am not suggesting you stop getting mammograms. I am suggesting you add thermography to your healthy living practices. fyi - They also do full body thermography (which I have not done. yet) for an even bigger picture of your overall health.

Holistic Dentistry

Eugene A. Sambataro, D.D.S, FAGDwww.JulianCtr.comEllicott City, MD410-964-3118

Why a holistic dentist? Many, many reasons, but Dr. Sam will explain it all to you on your first, free visit. Dr. Sam, his wife Cindy (a dental hygienist) and all the staff are incredibly attentive and caring.

Holistic Medical Centers

Sanoviv Medical Institutewww.Sanoviv.comRosaritao, Mexico800-726-6848

"Combines cutting-edge diagnostics, nutrition, detoxification and medical treatments in a luxurious setting, making it a model healing center for the 21st century." - Alternative Medicine Magazine

Sanoviv, derived from the Spanish words "healthy living", provides your mind, body and spirit with a toxic-free environment to restore your health. Sanoviv has created a unique standard of quality, excellence and cleanliness never before seen in medical care.

This place is incredible! I was there for a week in 2002, and I've wanted to go back ever since. If you are dealing with a chronic health issue that you have not been able to resolve, please consider giving yourself the gift of at least a week at Sanoviv.

National Integrated Health Associateswww.nihadc.comWashington DC202-237-7000

Integrative medicine, natural medical options and biological dentistry.


Jacquie Rosswww.CastAwayTheClutter.comEllicott City, MD410-615-0320

It's hard to feel or be well when you're stressed out or when your physical environment is in disarray. I know. I've been there. a lot! Jacquie came to my rescue last year and did a fantastic job.


Bikram Yoga Columbiawww.BikramYogaColumbia.comColumbia, MD410-381-1866
Bikram Yoga Charlestonwww.BikramCharleston.comMt. Pleasant, SC843-884-3737
Bikram Yoga Salt Lake Citywww.BikramYogaSLC.comSalt Lake City, UT801-488-4681
The Yoga Center of Columbiawww.ColumbiaYoga.comColumbia, MD410-720-4340

While I believe just about everyone can benefit from yoga, and one of my favorite forms is Bikram yoga (in case it wasn't obvious by the list above), I also believe that Bikram (yoga done in a 105? room) is not for everyone. Most studios will let you try at least one class for free or cheap, so give it a try. If it's not for you, try one of the many other variations of yoga. If you're not sure which one to start with, look for a beginner's Hatha yoga class.

Writing and Coaching

Christine Kloser

Creator of the "Get Your Book Done" program and the Transformational Author Experience.

Books I Recommend:

Inconceivable: Winning The Fertility Game
A true story of one woman's triumph over statistics
Julia Indichova
The Power of IntentionDr. Wayne Dyer
The Psychology of WinningDr. Denis Waitley
7 Habits of Highly Effective PeopleDr. Stephen Covey
Mouthful of Poison: The Truth About
Mercury Amalgam Fillings
Dr. Myron Wentz
The Healthy Home: Simple Truths to Protect
Your Family from Hidden Household Dangers
Dave Wentz, Dr. Myron Wentz & Donna K Wallace