I definitely think there is such a thing as wellness overload. With so many people talking about what healthy living looks like, it can be easy to get lost in the noise of it all. Personally, I’ve taken a step back from the idea that this thing or that thing might be the epic change I need in my life. When you’re trying all the things all the time, it’s really hard to find what works. But there are a few books lately I feel like resonate on a different level.
My goal these days is very simple: heal my hormones, get stronger and create a healthy body that can withstand diseases. Living with a 90 year old means I see first hand how hard it is to live with dementia and the stress everyone around you faces as well. So today I thought I’d share some of the books that have been shaping how I view health lately. Whether you find one thing you identify with or you transform your life, we only get one body. And I’m incredible grateful for the knowledge these health books have brought me.
The term othorexia was only recently brought to my attention. But it is essential an eating disorder that focuses on correct eating. And one I can imagine affects far more people than we know. It’s not officially recognized as a diagnosis like bulimia or anorexia. However, it’s slowly becoming more and more of a conversation topic for many.
I’m all for living a healthy lifestyle. I want to help others feel their best and live their happiest lives. But there is a point when the desire to create a healthy lifestyle can become an obsession with living a healthy lifestyle. I’ve said it before: there is a point in time where healthy habits become unhealthy.
Renee’s book is an amazing tool that really helps break down what Orthorexia look like. It’s definitely one of the health books I didn’t know I needed until I got it. If you’re looking to be more knowledgable about the mental health behind creating a healthy lifestyle, you need this book in your life.
When I first looked into Intermittent Fasting last fall, this was one of the health books that I came across. If you’re just looking for the intermittent fasting bit, it takes a while to get there. But Max has done the work and packed this book full of so much knowledge.
I’ve read plenty of health books where my mind felt so bogged down by what was written I didn’t really get it. I think the difference with Genius Foods is it’s all about your brain. How can you eat so you don’t get brain fog? Can our diets really help prevent dementia and Alzheimer’s? What choices can we make now to help give us our best future?
It’s great to read the latest and greatest doctor written books to help you. This book is backed by multiple MDs and also cites tons of sources. But if you’re reading all of these books and you don’t know how to apply this great science into your life, where does that get you? Genius Foods is easily one of the top 5 health books I’d recommend to anyone looking to change their life and health for the better.
I give 100% of the discovery credit of this book to Amanda from The Organic Bunny. After sharing a few pages on her instagram, I knew I need to read this hard hitting best seller. In the years of building my healthy lifestyle, I like to think I’ve made drastic changes for the better. I also like to think I’ve learned a lot. Feeding You Lies made me realize there was so much more I didn’t know.
Did you hear a few years ago about Subway having a toxic yoga met chemical in their bread? Vani and her food babe squad brought that to light and started the petition to get them to remove it. Time after time, they’ve diligently worked, much to big companies’ displeasure, and have shed light on things you could never imagine.
Feeding You Lies is about opening your eyes to the truths around you that might not be so true. As much as we want to trust that what people tell us is real and everyone has our best interests at heart, we also need to know how to look deeper and question. Vani’s book teaches you how to track things back and really learn where the lies start. We are responsible for our health which means that we can’t be afraid to ask questions. And learning how to ditch the toxic life and truly invest in products that are good for us is something Vani Hari excels at sharing.
What about you? What’s on your health books list? Do you have a book that changed your life or perspective on healthy living? I’d love to know! Be sure to leave me a comment below and let me know. Until next time. Xoxo, Savvy
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