It’s shocking to me that Americans use more medicine than any other country. We spend almost $1000 per person per year on pharmaceuticals! I have been interested in learning about this phenomenon, and this was the book for me to learn more!
Andrew Weil does a great job in this book explaining the problem of over medication. It is a great resource to read before you make the decision to take medication for life. While some medication is necessary, it does appear we over medicate based on how much we use pharmaceuticals compared to other countries.
Real World Mindfulness for Beginners: Navigate Daily Life One Practice at a Time by Brenda Salgado
What and uplifting book about mindfulness techniques. As a mindfulness beginner, I was happy to see how simply laid out this book was. The different sections are clear and each deal with something different. I really enjoyed the chapter on cultivating gratitude and joy. The book is a positive read that focuses on being more mindful and dealing with life’s changes and challenges.
I related closely to Megan’s intro story about why she made the change to real food (paleo). I really enjoyed this cookbook for a number of reasons. First, it is full of recipes that are real food. Secondly, there is a lot of new recipes that I hadn’t seen before in similar cookbooks. Thirdly, the recipes are pretty simple and easy to prepare. Oh…and also because of the Ginger Beet Sorbet recipe. OMG.
I have so much more energy when I take 10 minutes out of my day to stretch. Just a few stretchs and I feel great! It is no wonder this book is titled, Stretching to Stay Young. I really love the illustrations that make it clear how to do each stretch. Chapters are seperated by parts of the body (neck and shoulder, hips and glutes). This book if a great guide to stretching!
So many fun clean eating food bowls in this book! I already knew I loved Kenzie’s recipes from her blog and her Spiralize it book. This book also is a winner. She has simple and creative bowl recipes for everything from breakfast smoothies to dinner. This book is organized by type of bowl and list allergens. It’s a super fun recipe book!
I am loving the gluten free, healthy fat, low sugar recipes. I have been following Dr. Hyman on the internet for awhile and really respect his opinions. I think he has a lot of good insight about health. This is a must have book if you are looking for recipes that fit the Eat Fat, Get Thin mentality.
Yoga has really worked wonders in my life. I get so much from such a simple workout. This book is my at home studio guide! I just open it up and follow the guide. The yoga pose appendix is a nice quick posture lookup. Nice book for yoga, meditations and breathing techniques.
I love sweet potatoes! I found this book to be full of great sweet potato recipes. I liked learning about carb-cycling and think it is an interesting health concept. I learned how carb cycling has an impact on fat loss, increased energy, and overall health. This book has plenty of insight on strategies to track results, meal planning, easy exercises and more. Great for anyone interested in carb-cycling!