Handouts

I added this Handouts section when my redesigned site launched May 2020. I have many more, and they’ll be added as they receive a fresh update and edit.

These materials are primarily written for clients and students, many of whom want detailed and specific information so they can successfully manage their health challenges in the face of a troubled healthcare system that hasn’t been able to provide adequate answers. These handouts are one way I support their quest for self-reliance, and now anyone is welcome to read and share. Just keep in mind they are not light reading.

If you find something that appears confusing, misleading or inaccurate, I welcome your feedback. Please share constructive comments by email, as well as topic suggestions for future handouts. — Jari Serra, RD

Questionnaires, Checklists, and Forms

Information-gathering forms for self-assessment and record keeping.

Nutrition and Home Remedy Handouts

Anti-Inflammatory and Elimination Diet

You can find several versions of Anti-Inflammatory and Elimination diets in books and online. This is a strict version that can be followed fully read more

Bone-Rebuilding Foods and Supplements

The right foods and supplements are an indispensable part of bone rebuilding. But, before you dive into dietary changes and expensive ... read more

Castor Oil Packs

Castor oil has been used for over 3,000 years for treating inflammation, cleaning blood, clearing bruises and healing localized infections. read more

Cooking Brown Rice, Millet and Quinoa

For all of these, the method is described as "cook like rice." This means: use twice the amount of water as dry grain (2 cups water to 1 cup read more

Glutenous and Gluten-Free Grains

A person may have an allergy or sensitivity to any of these grains, quite apart from any allergy or sensitivity to gluten. Gluten-Free ... read more

Liver & Gallbladder Cleanse – One-Day

The purpose of this cleanse is to empty the bowels and cleanse the liver and gallbladder of built-up fat, bile and other substances congesting ... read more

Managing Carbohydrate Hunger: Starch and Sugar Cravings

Overeating sugar and starch is practically an American pastime; it's certainly an epidemic. Unfortunately, it's one of the most health-derailing ... read more

Mayonnaise Recipe

Making your own mayonnaise is easy! This is a nearly-foolproof recipe. My partners and I fine-tuned it in 1973 when I was co-owner of the West ... read more

Polarizing Batteries

Every battery emits electromagnetic waves, creating an electromagnetic field (EMF) which can affect your health because of its impact on the ... read more

Probiotics: Replenishing Your Healthy Bacteria

Probiotics are microorganisms that live in our mouth and intestines and help us greatly with our health. (Pro means 'in favor of', and bio means ... read more

Sinus Infection and Congestion – Home Treatment

The cause of chronic sinus infections is often yeast or mold. The Mayo Clinic has reported that they believe more than 90% of chronic sinusitis ... read more