10 Inspiring Health Reads

Emily Holmes

I love reading books and I love learning. I almost always have a book on my bedside table. Today I’m sharing my top 10 inspiring health reads, to hopefully inspire you to think about your body in a new light.

Changing Habits Changing Lives by Cyndi O’Meara – forget the crash diets, fad foods and hoping for a miracle. This easy to read, easy to follow book will change the way you think about food, health, weight loss and dieting.

In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto by Michael Pollan – the more we worry about nutrition, the less healthy we seem to become. Michael Pollan proposes a new (and very old) answer to the question of what we should eat that comes down to seven simple but liberating words: “Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.”

Many Lives, Many Masters by Brian Weiss – as a traditional psychotherapist, Dr Brian Weiss was astonished and skeptical when one of his patients began recalling past-life traumas that seemed to hold the key to her recurring nightmares and anxiety attacks.

Make Peace with Your Plate by Jessica Ainscough – Jess shares her journey from party-girl and cancer patient to healthy lifestyle ambassador.

Rushing Women’s Syndrome by Libby Weaver – Dr Libby Weaver describes the biochemical and emotional effects of constantly being in a rush and the health consequences that urgency elicits. Watch this TED Talk for an overview.

Elixir by Janella Purcell – Janella shares the nutritional benefits of certain foods, how the changing seasons affect your body, what you should eat as you age and how you can use food to heal.

You Can Heal Your Life by Louise Hay – the key message from Louise Hay is: “If we are willing to do the mental work, almost anything can be healed.”

Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon – thought-provoking guide to traditional foods that doesn’t demonise animal fats and cholesterol.

The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle – much more than simple principles and platitudes, the book takes readers on an inspiring spiritual journey to find their true and deepest self and reach the ultimate in personal growth and spirituality.

The Healthy Life by Jessica Sepel – her philosophy is simple: good health starts in the kitchen. Jess’ focus is on fresh produce, prepared simply and with love.

Do you have any other books to add to this list?

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