Wellness Reads for the Mind and Body

Wellness Reads for the Mind and Body


1. Eat Move Sleep: How Small Choices Lead to Big Changes – Tom Rath

New York Times bestselling author Tim Rath looks at the impact of the acts of eating, moving, and sleeping on the body and mind and offers tips and advice on how changing these three habits can improve health and well-being.  Covering areas such as ‘Make Inactivity your Enemy’ and ‘Step Away From Your Chair’ through to ‘Hit Snooze and you Loose’ and ‘Less Heat, Better to Eat,’ Rath highlights how what we choose to eat, move and sleep on a daily basis are inextricably tied to our overall health.

2. Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking – Susan Cain

“It’s okay to cross the street to avoid making small talk,” states one of the points on the ‘Manifesto for Introverts’ that accompanies this necessary and insightful look into the world of the introverts. Through research and real-life stories, Susan Cain shows what the world is missing out on when we overlook the ‘power of introverts,’ from how introverts can be valuable in leadership roles to how neuroscience and psychology identify the differences between extroverts and introverts.

3. Clean – Alejandro Junger, MD

Cardiologist and cleanse specialist Alejandro Junger MD, the New York Times bestselling author, created the Clean program and outlines how the process of detoxing can reset and rejuvenate the body and mind including the health of organs and physiological functions. Follow the steps from removing toxins with the Elimination Diet through to a 3-week cleanse to finally remaining ‘clean for life.’  The book includes information on the Clean program, post-cleanse recipes, and information on detoxification, nutrition, cardiovascular disease and toxicity.

4. Mind Over Medicine: Scientific Proof That You Can Heal Yourself – Lissa Rankin, MD

Dr. Lissa Rankin makes a case for how the body heals itself with this six step process founded by science that can lead to optimizing the body’s ‘capacity to flip on its natural self-repair mechanisms.’ Explore the idea of being your own ‘inner physician’ with scientific research to show the influence of emotion and connection of the mind to the body’s natural self-repair mechanisms and how the mind can be used in preventative medicine.

5. Prescription for Nutritional Healing: A Practical A-to-Z Reference to Drug-Free Remedies Using Vitamins, Minerals, Herbs & Food Supplements – Phyllis A. Balch

This bestselling natural health A-Z has sold over 5 million copies and seen a number or updates and revisions since it was first published. A comprehensive resource on vitamins, minerals, herbs as well as dietary supplements, Phyllis Balch’s guide aims to help in deciphering the shelves and rows of health-food stores to treat everything from wrinkles to abscesses and more.  The book also includes information on balancing both vitamins and minerals for the body’s absorption as well as other forms of natural therapy including Ayurveda and biofeedback.


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