Because nutrition and health are such a complex issue, knowing where to dive in to learn more about it can be a challenge. There are so many resources out there, but so much conflicting information. So, I’ve compiled a list of 5 of my favourite nutrition and health books for you.
Eating Alive is one of my absolute favourite books, and not just because I’m a nerdy nutritionist. It takes you on a journey through the systems of your body. It explains why an issue in one area of your body can affect your overall health. The best part is that it does so with cute drawings and comics, instead of big words. It also provides a ton of recipes that help digestive issues. If you only pick up one book out of these five, make it this one!
This book is for those who are into the political issues around food. It talks about why the food we eat today contains much fewer nutrients than the food our grandparents ate, and why and how those nutrients are being replaced by contaminants. Pawlick also offers solutions to let us take back control over our food sources without destroying the environment.
Rankin is an MD who found that our current medical model is missing a crucial aspect. When in the right state of mind, our bodies have the mechanisms to heal themselves. In this book, she breaks down what peer reviewed studies have found about the effect of our thoughts and feelings on our health. This is a great light read.
For those interested in the digestive system, Digestive Wellness provides a lot of useful information on different digestive concerns. It comes with short questionnaires that can help you determine why you may be seeing certain issues. Lipski also provides great advice for nutrition and supplements to help these issues.
If you’ve been reading my weekly posts, you know why I think addressing adrenal fatigue right away is so so so important. In this book, Talbott explains why high levels of cortisol, your stress hormone, can lead to all kinds of other health problems.
Do you have any favourite nutrition books? Tell us about it in the comments!
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