Books For Healing Yourself Inside and Out
It is January which means we are all recovering from the holiday madness. I am currently writing this in my PJs wondering what day it is and who put all of this leftover holiday candy in my office (me...it was me).
So not only am I suffering from a total sugar hangover but I am also trying to push through all of this mental fog. I know the holidays can be really hard for some of us and not always a super happy time of year, whether it is because you have done a lot of binge eating and are now feeling that post-holiday guilt or you are focusing on those who are not present around the family dinner table...trust me, you are so not alone and I am right there with you. With that being said, I have put together a list of books that will help you get your health back on track so you can focus on kicking some major butt this year!
1. How Not To Die by Michael Greger M.D. FALCM and Gene Stone
Okay, the title of this one is pretty self-explanatory but in this book internationally-renowned nutrition expert, physician, and founder of NutritionFacts.org Dr. Michael Greger and #1 New York Times Best Selling author Gene Stone explore together the true science of how to help prevent and treat the top 15 causes of premature death with nutrition. By following Dr. Greger’s advice on what to eat you will literally be learning, you guessed it, how not to die!
2. The Emotion Code by Dr. Bradley Nelson
Renowned holistic physician and lecturer Dr. Bradley Nelson delves deep into how the subconscious mind works and how we may be letting past experiences affect our current emotional health without us even knowing it. Trapped emotional energies can stunt our personal growth in a huge way, in The Emotion Code you will learn how to get rid of that inner unseen emotional baggage.
3. Deep Nutrition by Catherine Shanahan M.D.
Physician and biochemist Cate Shanahan, M.D. spent several years gathering research on the link between what we eat and longevity. Through her research, she found 4 common “pillars” that we should all be upholding in our day to day diets, those pillars are also ones our ancestors used that helped them stay disease-free! This book shows that not all calories are created equal and that our family health histories do not determine our destiny.
4. The Clarity Cleanse by Habib Sadeghi DO
A regular GOOP contributor in health and spirituality, Dr. Sadeghi explores the mind-body approach to wellness. In The Clarity Cleanse, we learn how to turn emotional baggage and obstacles into healing and energizing opportunities. With this 12 step guide, you will learn how to make positive changes both mentally and physically. This book also includes eighteen goop-food-editor crafted recipes targeted at congestion in the areas said to be most affected by anger—liver, gallbladder, lungs, kidneys, and pancreas—to help aid the cleanse.
5. You Can Heal Your Life by Louise Hay
Louise Hay shows that “if you are willing to do the mental work, almost anything can be healed.” in You Can Heal Your Life. She also shows that despite the circumstances life throws at you, you can grow from those experiences and heal from past traumas even if it seems totally impossible. Because as long as you are willing, there is always hope!
By guest editor,
Alicia (IG: @thebookishpuff)
About the guest editor:
Alicia is currently the resident blogger over at The Bookish Puff and aspiring author. Raised under the southern sun she is a true eternal optimist with a deep love of history, stories, and a shameless addiction to caffeine. When she’s not on the internet writing about books, you can find her baking up a storm in her kitchen, watching true crime documentaries, sipping on coffee while chatting with friends, or getting lost in nature. She currently lives with her boyfriend and two crazy cats in Charleston, South Carolina in the United States.