The 10 Most Impactful Health Books I’ve Ever Read

Posted on May 15, 2020May 20, 2020Categories BooksTags 1 Comment on The 10 Most Impactful Health Books I’ve Ever Read
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In today’s times when most of us have more time on our hands than usual, I thought I would share with you 10 of the most impactful health books I’ve ever read. I’ve read a lot of health books and continue to read even more, however, only a small selection makes the list of the best and most impactful health books I’ve ever read.

  1. How to Make Disease Disappear

If you read only one book on this list, this is it. Seriously. If you have any kind of health condition or challenge, this book offers some real practical and in some ways different advice than what you may have heard about how to make that health challenge disappear.

2. The Auto-immune Solution

As someone who is still working on overcoming Hashimoto’s an autoimmune condition, this book has been very helpful and is a book I’ve reread several times.

3. Superfoods

You’ve no doubt heard about superfoods but what exactly are superfoods? While I don’t necessarily agree with everything in this book, this book is what you could call the bible on superfoods, what they are, how to eat them, which ones are the best and so on.

4. The Savvy Gluten Free Shopper

This book is the best I’ve read on how to shop for a gluten free lifestyle without breaking the bank. The advice is solid, down to earth and actually useful.

5. Integrative Nutrition

This book was written by the founder of the health coaching program I attended, the Institute of Integrative Nutrition and has a lot of great insights about nutrition and how it impacts our world and our eating habits.

6. DIY Reflexology

Have you ever tried reflexology? Ideally you will find someone else to do it on you, however, this book is really helpful if you are wanting to try doing it on yourself.

7. Essential Oils: Ancient Medicine

While there are probably hundreds of books on essential oils, this is easily one of the top five. Learn all about essential oils, how they were used as ancient medicine and how they can help you today.

8. Eat Dirt

This is a great book all about how to heal from leaky gut and other digestive issues. A lot more of us have this problem than realize it.

9. The Auto-immune Wellness Handbook

Auto-immune wellness- another topic about which there are tons of books, however, this book is one of the best.

10. Grain Brain

If you’ve ever wondered why a lot of people feel better going gluten free even when they don’t have celiac disease, or wondered if you should go gluten free, then you need to read this book. Easily the best book on why gluten free is a good idea for a lot more people than just those with celiac disease. This book also talks about the connection between gluten and your brain.

My review of How to Make Disease Disappear

Posted on July 16, 2019July 16, 2019Categories BooksTags   Leave a comment on My review of How to Make Disease Disappear
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Have you ever wondered how to make disease disappear? Of course, you have. In fact, you may have even thought that making disease disappear is impossible. However, in order to have a life of abundant health you have to make any major diseases that you may be suffering with disappear. You also have to learn the principles of how to make disease disappear in the future and preventative measures to make sure you avoid developing additional diseases in the future.

So how did I find out about this book? I actually discovered it via an interview with the author Dr. Regan Chatergee on Amanda Cook’s wellpreneur podcast.

I have to say that I was impressed with this book. I’ve read a lot of health and wellness books. Probably at least 300 and this book is at the top of my list.

In short how to make disease disappear is a comprehensive guide on how to live a wellness lifestyle and how to help you body heal naturally from any disease that you may already have.

Each chapter focused on a specific action step that you can take to improve your wellness and make disease disappear along with questions for you to answer to help you implement the content in that chapter.

The action steps are also presented in a list format with blank lines for you to take notes.

While the sections include many wellness ideas that aren’t new or unique, the book does include some new ideas that I haven’t seen in other books. For example, some of the sections include: Relax, phone free time, Keep a gratitude journal, Reclaim your table and many more.

Another thing that is really unique about “How to Make Disease Disappear” is that aside for a small mention that some people may need to go gluten free or dairy free there is no real mention of following any specific diet. Instead you are told to eat 5 different vegetables per day and to avoid added sugar as well as other generic healthy eating advice.

In short, this book provides you with a helpful guide to help you make changes in your health and to be your own kind of health coach. I’m also planning to use this book as a guide with my health coaching in the future.

5 Things I Learned From Reading “The Acid Alkaline Food Guide.”

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Have you read the book The Acid-Alkaline Food Guide – Second Edition: A Quick Reference to Foods & Their Efffect on pH Levels yet? If not, you really should. Especially if you are struggling with allergies, or just wanting to eat healthier in general. This book is a great basic guide to living an acid alkaline lifestyle. If you have heard at all about the alkaline movement and the how and why of eating more alkaline foods and less acid foods, then you will want to read this book to gain a better understand about how to make this work for you.

That said, here are 5 of the most important and interesting things I learned by reading this book.

1. I learned about what foods really are alkaline and what foods are acidic. More specifically I learned what foods have only a little bit of acid, which ones have medium acid content and which ones have high acidity. I also learned which foods have a little bit of alkaline, which ones have medium levels and which ones are very high in alkalinity. This book rates virtually every food on the acid or alkaline scale.

2. I learned that a lot of the foods I eat are either moderately alkaline or acidic. This means that while I’m doing pretty good at eating an acid alkaline food diet, I could still improve in many ways.

3. I learned a lot about how to actually implement an alkaline food guide diet including tips on how to grocery shop, store food and other ways to make it work for me without making it impossible to live my life.

4. I learned even more about the importance of this lifestyle. While I’ve known for years that eating a diet that is balanced with acid and alkaline is important for long term health, reading this book made me even more aware of how important it is.

5. I learned about how eating only alkaline foods or at least 90% alkaline foods for at least a few months can help with weight loss. I never realized how this lifestyle can impact your weight.

Have you read The Acid-Alkaline Food Guide – Second Edition: A Quick Reference to Foods & Their Efffect on pH Levels? If so, share your thoughts with me in the comments below. If not I encourage you to read it.

5 Things I Learned From Reading Paleo Frozen Desserts

Posted on March 5, 2018March 6, 2018Categories Books, dairy freeTags   Leave a comment on 5 Things I Learned From Reading Paleo Frozen Desserts
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Have you tried to make any paleo frozen desserts? I know I’ve tried them a few times but honestly, sometimes I just feel lazy. While I’m not really a strict paleo, I have been dairy free for some time which is a part of the paleo diet and lifestyle. However, since finding out in January that I have Hashimoto’s, I’ve been trying to go paleo as much as possible. I downloaded the book, Paleo Frozen Desserts: Amazing & Delicious, Quick & Easy, Low Calorie & Healthy on Amazon for free back in 2014 when it was available as a free download, (as of the date of this post in March 2018, it is $2.99), but had never really taken the time to read through it and use some of the recipes. However, lately, I’ve been experiencing sticker shock over the high cost of dairy-free ice creams. The average cost is about $5 for one pint depending on where you buy it, the brand and if it’s on sale or not. So it’s about 3 times more costly than ice cream made with cow’s milk.

So I recently took some more time to read through Paleo Frozen Desserts: Amazing & Delicious, Quick & Easy, Low Calorie & Healthy and found that making your own dairy-free ice cream, isn’t as difficult as it might seem.

Here are the five main things I’ve learned from reading this book:

1. You can use many of the same ingredients with dairy free ice cream as you do with ice cream made with cow’s milk. In fact, in most cases, all you need to do is change the cow’s milk for almond, coconut, cashew or other dairy free milk. You can also use the same ice cream maker you would use for regular ice cream.

2. Honey is a great sweetener and can be used with paleo frozen desserts just like you would sugar or other sweeteners.

3. You can use a blender to make dairy free ice cream and it makes it so easy. You just mix all the ingredients and then freeze for 5-6 hours.

4. 5-6 hours is the standard amount of time needed to make dairy free ice cream so the best way to make these paleo frozen desserts, is to plan ahead and make them at night so they can freeze while you are sleeping. Then in the morning, you will have delicious ice cream ready for you to eat and enjoy.

5. Almond flour can be used to make great cake pops. These are also really simple to make with just a few ingredients.

Which paleo frozen dessert do you want to try first?

Special Diets for Special Kids

Posted on December 26, 2016Categories Autism, Books, dairy free, Gluten Free  Leave a comment on Special Diets for Special Kids
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The book “Special Diets for Specail Kids” is a nice big book with over 350 pages. Updated a couple of times, the most recent edition was published in 2011 however, the information is still very relevant.  This book is based on the idea that the Gluten Free Casein Free diet is the best one for children with autism, sensory issues and or ADD/ADHD.  The book starts with a very thorough introduction about why diet changes can help special kids as well as explaining the various ways to get tested for allergies and food sensitivities. The next chapter talks about nutritional support including an overview of the various vitamins and nutrients and the role they play in health. The next chapter is called How and What to Feed Your Child. This chapter talks about how to start the gluten free casein free diet and what exactly to feed your child.  The rest of the book is divided into chapters based on meals and types of food including breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks. Also included are recipes on how to make dairy free milks, gluten free breads and recipes for holidays including Christmas and Thanksgiving.

The book also includes a CD at the back with the recipes in PDF format on it. While I’ve read a lot of books on special diets for special  kids I have to say this is one of if not the best one. The recipes are for the most part simple and made with ready to find ingredients. The book is made with pictures and bigger print making it easier to read and follow along. In fact, even some children may be able to follow the recipes if they are old enough and can read.

The biggest disadvantage to the book “Special Diets for Special Kids” is that the focus is exclusively on the Gluten Free Casein Free diet. While this is great for parents who are trying out or using this diet with their kids, there are other diets such as paleo and this book does not take these diets into account at all.

Buy a copy of the book here. Special Diets for Special Kids, Volumes 1 and 2 Combined: Over 200 REVISED and NEW gluten-free casein-free recipes, plus research on the positive … ADHD, allergies, celiac disease, and more!