Best Wellness Books to Educate & Inspire
With new books out almost daily on a growing range of eye opening topics, there’s never been a better time to access a wealth of educational and inspirational content to kick-start or reinvigorate your wellness journey.
However, trying to narrow down which book to start off with is no easy feat! To make your life easier, we asked The Good Index team for their favourite reads on 10 key wellness topics so that you can focus your energy on finding the perfect reading spot and hot beverage….
The Food Therapist, Shira Lenchewski RD
In The Food Therapist, Shira Lenchewski offers readers an ongoing one-on-one food therapy session, revealing the root causes of our emotional hang-ups around food and providing the necessary tools to overcome them. This practical and judgment-free guide helps readers hone the skills needed to put their get-healthy intentions into daily action, such as planning ahead wisely, tuning into their fullness cues, and harnessing willpower (even when life gets messy).
The Fitness Mindset, Brian Keane
The Fitness Mindset gives you everything you need to get the body you’ve always dreamed of, ramp your energy levels through the roof and develop the mindset to keep it forever. Discover exactly what foods work best for you and how to eat to increase energy, lose fat and build lean muscle, learn how to combine tension-style workouts and High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) and find your ‘why’ so you never lose motivation again
The Stress Proof Brain, Melanie Greenberg PHD
The Stress-Proof Brain offers powerful, comprehensive tools based in mindfulness, neuroscience, and positive psychology to help you put a stop to unhealthy responses to stress—such as avoidance, tunnel vision, negative thinking, self-criticism, fixed mindset, and fear. Instead, you’ll discover unique exercises that provide a recipe for resilience, empowering you to master your emotional responses, overcome negative thinking, and create a more tolerant, stress-proof brain.
The Longevity Paradox, Steven R Gundry MD
Having worked with thousands of patients, Dr. Gundry has discovered that the “diseases of aging” we most fear are not simply a function of age; rather, they are a byproduct of the way we have lived over the decades. In The Longevity Paradox, he maps out a new approach to aging well—one that is based on supporting the health of the “oldest” parts of us: the microorganisms that live within our bodies.
Breaking The Habit of Being Yourself, Dr. Joe Dispenza
You are not doomed by your genes and hardwired to be a certain way for the rest of your life. A new science is emerging that empowers all human beings to create the reality they choose. In Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself, renowned author, speaker, researcher, and chiropractor Dr. Joe Dispenza combines the fields of quantum physics, neuroscience, brain chemistry, biology, and genetics to show you what is truly possible.
6. Natural Remedies
Complete Wellness, Neils Yard Remedies
Complete Wellness delivers a head-to-toe guide to healing for every part of your body. Targeted instructions allow you to tap into the restorative powers of herbs and plants and their therapeutic essential oils and use tried-and-true, centuries-old herbal remedies to treat a host of common ailments. In addition to healing remedies, the book explores the key building blocks for optimizing health and well-being in each part of the body, pointing you to the top herbs, nutrients, and essential oils each area needs not only to stay well, but to reach the very peak of wellness–whether to boost circulation, enjoy glowing skin, balance gut flora, or maximize energy levels
Attached, Amir Levine & Rachel S. F. Heller
In this groundbreaking book, psychiatrist and neuroscientist Amir Levine and psychologist Rachel S. F. Heller reveal how an understanding of attachment theory-the most advanced relationship science in existence today-can help us find and sustain love. Attachment theory forms the basis for many bestselling books on the parent/child relationship, but there has yet to be an accessible guide to what this fascinating science has to tell us about adult romantic relationships-until now.
Why We Sleep, Matthew Walker PHD
Neuroscientist and sleep expert Matthew Walker provides a revolutionary exploration of sleep, examining how it affects every aspect of our physical and mental well-being. Charting the most cutting-edge scientific breakthroughs, and marshalling his decades of research and clinical practice, Walker explains how we can harness sleep to improve learning, mood and energy levels, regulate hormones, prevent cancer, Alzheimer’s and diabetes, slow the effects of aging, and increase longevity. He also provides actionable steps towards getting a better night’s sleep every night.
Meta Human, Deepak Chopra
Is it possible to venture beyond daily living and experience heightened states of awareness? Deepak Chopra, the New York Times bestselling author of You Are the Universe, says that higher consciousness is available here and now. In his latest book, Metahuman, Chopra unfolds a path for waking up that allows all of us to realize our infinite potential. In this highly anticipated new book, Deepak Chopra unlocks the secrets to moving beyond our present limitations to access a field of infinite possibilities. How does one do this? By becoming metahuman.
Thrive, Arianna Huffington
In Thrive, Arianna Huffington, the co-founder and editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post and one of the most influential women in the world, has written a passionate call to arms, looking to redefine what it means to be successful in today’s world. She likens our drive for money and power to two legs of a three-legged stool. It may hold us up temporarily, but sooner or later we’re going to topple over. We need a third leg – a Third Metric for defining success – in order to live a healthy, productive, and meaningful life.
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