I love books and don’t have anywhere near as much time to read them as I’d like to, but as its World Book Day today, I thought it would be good share the three books I’m currently trying to read on my quest for a healthier lifestyle.
The New Health Rules (Frank Lipman M.D. & Danielle Claro)
This book isn’t really one to read cover to cover, (although you can do so if you desire) but more one to dip in and out of for inspiration. It offers us 175 health tips or rules that are designed to be adopted gradually to improve our health and well-being. The authors teach us things like; why we should ditch mainstream deodorant, why sugar is so destructive and how to replenish the digestive system with good bacteria - and it’s all put together in a beautiful book with glossy pictures, all designed to help us improve our health and well being in small, easily achievable steps. I love it!
Eat Pretty: Nutrition for Beauty Inside & Out (Jolene Hart)
This is a fab little book that teaches us the important lesson that beauty really is from within and wants us to let food be our ultimate beauty secret weapon. It tells us the story of the author’s life working as a beauty editor at a major fashion magazine then turning her career around to become a health coach where she tries to help empower women to eat their way healthy, and in turn – beautiful. It gives us the lowdown on around 85 different seasonal foods, letting us know their specific beauty benefits and gives us loads of ideas for delicious and nutritious recipes to have us feeling our best. An easy read to help you eat and feel your best.
The China Study (T. Colin Campbell PhD & Thomas M Campbell II M.D.)
The China Study is definitely the heaviest read of the three books, it feels like a book I should be reading as part of a nutrition course. In a nutshell, it claims to be the most comprehensive study on nutrition that has been carried out to date, and it states that a plant based diet is the best way to live if we want to be at our healthiest. It lets us know if we do so, it can help fight many diseases including cancer, heart disease and diabetes – pretty amazing statement if it does turn out to be true! I’m not even half way through the book at the moment, but I have found it really interesting so far, there have been studies carried out in villages in China which show how eating a diet high in animal protein can also be linked to a higher cancer rate – something, I think everyone should be aware of, especially with the prevalence of cancer rates in today's society. I'm really looking forward to reading the rest of this book - just as soon as I find the time!
I'd love to hear about any other health/wellness/nutrition books you are reading – I'm always looking to add to my collection.