3 Health Books To Read
I am always reading something. Most health books that I’ve read, I’ve also tried their protocol (if there is one). Sometimes, I read books just to extract information for my own clients’ protocols. I have read most of the popular health books. In today’s post, I am sharing books with you that I believe you can benefit from. If you are reluctant to see a nutritional therapist, one of these books can help get you started on your healing path. After reading my short description of each book, I urge you to look into the one(s) that speak to you. Always go with your instincts. I have listen these in no particular order:
1. Gut and Psychology Syndrome. My mother told me about this book probably six or more years ago. I bought it and read it, but at the time “it wasn’t for me.” I remember selling it quite quickly on Amazon and thought – cool, someone else can benefit. I honestly never thought I’d pick it up again. In February 2015, I attended a “Weston A. Price Foundation” conference in Ireland and had the pleasure of seeing Dr Natasha Campbell-McBride speak. She is one of the most fascinating and knowledgeable people I’ve ever listened to. Everything she talked about resonated with me. Fast forward to my second year of nutrition school, and I ended up purchasing the book again, when I had to follow a specific protocol as part of a group project. This book, as well as her website, is so full of information. If you’re the scientific research type, you'll find plenty of it in her work. P.S. Also check out her podcast with Dave Asprey on Bulletproof Radio.
2. Medical Medium. I saw this on someone’s desk at school and just by the title alone, I thought, “oh boy…” I was sooo judgemental of the book and also this person who was actually reading it. About two years later, I was researching Epstein Barr Virus and both his podcast and website kept coming up. I tried to ignore it. My colleagues and I have a WhatsApp group and again, this book kept coming into our discussions. One of my colleagues who I highly respect and admire kept talking about it and saying things like, “I know the 'source' is questionable, but people are having amazing results on his protocol…” December 2017, right before the new year, I purchased the book. I read it in about 2 days. It is full of fascinating information and yes, the 'source' is not scientific, therefore questionable to some, but when I compare my own health journey with what he describes, it’s almost eerie. When I have been struggling to find information, I have *admittedly* turned to this book and his podcast for more. To those of you who are still skeptical: remember that science is not everything, research is often flawed and most of the time, funded by Big Pharma. To the rest of you, especially plant-based who have hit a wall with your healing, read this book.
3. It Starts with Food. I was told about a website called “the whole 9 life” back in about 2010, by my psychotherapist. I looked into it and found it really fascinating. I didn’t think much more about it for a couple of years. For those of you who don’t know, this was the beginning of the “Whole30” program. It is now an internationally-recognised program, with followers experiencing life-changing success. This is a great place to start if you have a Standard American (British) Diet (SAD). It’s basically a program for 30 days, getting you to go off processed foods, processed sugars, dairy, soy and grains. My husband and I both followed the protocol back in 2014, when we needed a reboot and were really trying to fall pregnant again. The authors are great about breaking down the science (the why) and the how. There is also a lot of online/social media support. Check out hashtags like #whole30 #whole30homies #whole30recipe
Anyone can gain something from these three books, or even just one of them. Like I said earlier, go with your instincts on which one to read. Follow a protocol for a minimum of four weeks. Track your changes. Following something 100% is almost guaranteed to see some type of results. And remember: there is no such thing as failure, only feedback.
Please share one of your favourite health books with me, in the comments below.