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Quench by Dr. Dana Cohen and Gina Bria ($15.97 on Amazon) – This book completely changed the way I view not only hydration but my entire body and health. One of the most influential books I’ve ever read. SYNOPSIS: Chronic headaches…brain fog…fatigue…weight gain…insomnia…gut pain…autoimmune conditions. We may think these and other all-too-common modern maladies are due to gluten intake or too much sugar or too little exercise. But there is another missing piece to the health puzzle: Proper hydration. Yes, even in this era of Poland Spring many of us are dehydrated due to moisture lacking diets, artificial environments, medications, and over-dependence on water as our only source of hydration (read more).
Food Fix: How to Save our Health, Economy, Communities and Planet by Dr. Mark Hyman MD ($16.74 on Amazon) – Understanding how the way we eat impacts every aspect of life on earth was eye-opening for me, especially with how it relates to politics are larger social issues. SYNOPSIS: What we eat has tremendous implications not just for our waistlines, but also for the planet, society, and the global economy. What we do to our bodies, we do to the planet; and what we do to the planet, we do to our bodies. In Food Fix, #1 bestselling author Mark Hyman explains how our food and agriculture policies are corrupted by money and lobbies that drive our biggest global crises: the spread of obesity and food-related chronic disease, climate change, poverty, violence, educational achievement gaps, and more. Pairing the latest developments in nutritional and environmental science with an unflinching look at the dark realities of the global food system and the policies that make it possible, Food Fix is a hard-hitting manifesto that will change the way you think about — and eat — food forever, and will provide solutions for citizens, businesses, and policymakers to create a healthier world, society, and planet (read more).
For Mental/Emotional Health:
The Deepest Well by Nadine Burke-Harris ($9.89) – I don’t think I will ever look at health, poverty, or childhood the same after reading this book. It has tons of incredible information but is also very conversational and easy to read. If you had a traumatic experience as a child, or even just a difficult or untraditional childhood, this book can shed light on how it might be impacting your health for the rest of your life —- from the way you eat, to the way you sleep, grow, develop, and communicate. SYNOPSIS: The stunning news of Burke Harris’s research is just how deeply our bodies can be imprinted by ACEs—adverse childhood experiences like abuse, neglect, parental addiction, mental illness, and divorce. Childhood adversity changes our biological systems, and lasts a lifetime. For anyone who has faced a difficult childhood, or who cares about the millions of children who do, the fascinating scientific insight and innovative, acclaimed health interventions in The Deepest Well represent vitally important hope for preventing lifelong illness for those we love and for generations to come. (read more).
For Habit Development:
Atomic Habits by James Clear ($16.20 on Amazon) – Reading this book and learning the method of Habit Stacking was life-changing for me and quickly became my favorite life hack. If you have ever struggled to wake up early, have a morning routine, drink more water, change your diet or develop any new habit, this is a must-read. SYNOPSIS: No matter your goals, Atomic Habits offers a proven framework for improving–every day. James Clear, one of the world’s leading experts on habit formation, reveals practical strategies that will teach you exactly how to form good habits, break bad ones, and master the tiny behaviors that lead to remarkable results (read more).
Moody Bitches by Julie Holland ($17.00 on Amazon) – I read this book in three days. Then I made my husband listen to the audiobook during a long drive. So much valuable information about women’s moods, cycles, and hormones. SYNOPSIS: A groundbreaking guide for women of all ages that shows their natural moodiness is a strength, not a weakness. As women, we learn from an early age that our moods are a problem, an annoyance to be stuffed away. But our bodies are wiser than we imagine. Moods are a finely-tuned feedback system that allows us to be more empathic, intuitive, and aware of our own capabilities. If we deny our emotionality, we deny the breadth of our talents. (read more).
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