I am a a huge lover of reading! I know not everyone is, but it’s always been the easiest way for me to learn new things. I already have a post of my all time favorite health books, but I wanted to put together a post on the main ones that I love with more detail on why you should take the time to read them.
So here we go!
Own Your Self: The Surprising Path beyond Depression, Anxiety, and Fatigue to Reclaiming Your Authenticity, Vitality, and Freedom by Kelly Brogan
I am still working my way through this book, but it has quickly become one of my absolute favorite books. Kelly Brogan outlines why people are suffering so much with their physical and mental health these days, and it’s not because we’re deficient in drugs. Kelly truly understands the real issues at play: poor nutrition, a lack of community, toxin overload, and a society that is in constant go-go-go mode. This book gives true hope for actual healing.
The Chemistry of Man by Bernard Jensen, Ph.D.
This one was a school book for me, but if you are really looking for something in-depth on minerals, this is worth springing for. Honestly, anything by Dr. Jensen is amazing and helpful. All of his books focus on true holistic nutrition. This is one of the *best* ones for a full on science guide to overall health and nutrition.
Eat Wheat by Dr. John Douillard
This book is a great read! Dr. John explains the link between the lymph and the gut, as well as why eliminating trigger foods is not a sustainable solution. You need to actually fully heal your gut!
Deep Nutrition: Why Your Genes Need Traditional Food by Catherine Shanahan M.D.
This book is amazing! It has incredible detail about how traditional eating can heal our “broken” and misbehaving genes. Over the last hundred years, our diets have turned into absolute garbage. Eating as our ancestors did for 1000s of years is the way to get back to better health.
Healing Wise by Susun Weed
Susun Weed has several books, but this is the main one that goes over the most important herbs: nettles, chickweed, burdock, seaweed, dandelion, oatstraw, and violet. This book creates empowerment for women to take back their power when it comes to herbal medicine! Susun clearly outlines what these 7 main herbs are used for and how to use them properly. Even though they all seem like common “weeds”, they truly are powerful healers.