I love to slip away, find a quiet spot and bury my nose (and my brain!) into a good book. And, some of the books, being of the health-minded that I am, are, naturally . . . health related. I thought I would share some of my favorite health books (as well as some others on my list I want to read) that you may want to crack open and pour over to learn a lot, too. The writers are the real deal - doctors, chefs, naturopaths, researchers and more, and a few of these wellness books might even be considered healthy living classics. Come take a look and see which health book you may want to read first!
Top Health Books For Fitness, Nutrition and Natural Healing
1. Prescription for Nutritional Healing: A Practical A-to-Z Reference to Drug-Free Remedies by Phyllis Balch
This book belongs front and center on your reference shelf to begin your quest for a more holistic answer to any of your health woes, digestive issues or any nutritional questions you may have. It is always a great place to start and is a no-brainer for under $8!
2. Clean Eats by Dr. Alejandro Junger
I reviewed Clean Eats here fully. I still turn to it for inspiration for my weekly meal planning for whole food cooking that is not too complicated and for meals I look forward to eating!
3. Healing With Whole Foods: Asian Traditions and Modern Nutrition by Paul Pitchford
I am fascinated by Traditional Chinee Medicine (TCM) and this popular book offers a focus on the Eastern fundamentals of acupuncture, diet, herbs and nutrition. It offers easy recipes to manage your imbalances as seen by Eastern Medicine, too.
4. Simple Chinese Medicine: A Beginner's Guide to Natural Healing and Well-Being by Dr. Aihan Kuhn
My daughter gave me this a while back when I was beginning my interest in TCM. Easily learn here why TCM can help you reduce prescription meds, pain pills, sleep issues and more. It shows a plan to ward off many of the modern ailments of high blood pressure, headaches, arthritis and other diseases to feel your best, too.
5. The Blue Zones Solution: Eating and Living Like the Worlds Healthiest People by Dan Buethner
This is such a fast and fun read and I love how Dan takes you through his journey of visiting the "blue zones" of the world where people seem to live the longest and are the healthiest. Meet some inspiring people and leaders and learn all their secrets here – and it’s not only about what you eat!
Don’t miss this: See a whole day of eating like one of the healthiest people actually looks like here.
6. Five to Thrive: Your Cutting-Edge Cancer Plan by Lise N. Alschuler, ND FABNO and Karolyn A Gazella
I read this some time ago but it really got me thinking about medical testing, cancer prevention and how that plays in our everyday choices. It is a real wellness plan providing lots of details without being too hard-edge.
7. Superfoods Rx: 14 Foods That Will Change Your Life by Steven G., M.D. Pratt (Author), Kathy Matthews
This is an inexpensive read (under $8) but value packed with information to introduce you to the research on the many delicious foods that can lower our inflammation, expose our body to more antioxidants and nutrients for much better health.
Don’t miss this: Tap here for loads of superfood information and recipes.
8. Gut and Psychology Syndrome: Natural Treatment for Autism, Dyspraxia, A.D.D., Dyslexia, A.D.H.D., Depression, Schizophrenia by Natasha Campbell-McBride
See how research is repeatedly showing the link between our gut health and our mental health. In this best seller, this doctor walks us through how healing our digestive system can be a treatment for depression, anxiety, autism and more. I have not read this yet but know how many suffer from mental ailments and not sure many doctors have caught on to the gut-brain connection.
Don’t miss this: Tips to keep your brain healthy and your mind balanced here and foods to calm your mind.
9. The Nalini Method: 7 Workouts for 7 Moods by Rupa Mehta
I have not read this one either but hear friends talk about it. It is an interesting concept to match your workout to what mood you are in - other than that mood to not exercise! The author provides a fitness plan to coincide with your emotional state of happiness, anger, doubt and others. Could it work for you?
Don't miss this: I have organized lots of quick to extensive fitness routines here if you need more ideas.
Are you a reader like me? I would love it if you would include your favorite health reads in the comments, or, if you have read any of my suggestions, what are your true thoughts on them?