Here are our top ten recommendations if you are looking for the best books to read in Health, Mind & Body Reference. We have made sure our list is diverse to cater to the interests of different types of readers.
1. The Obesity Code: Unlocking the Secrets of Weight Loss (Why Intermittent Fasting Is the Key to Controlling Your Weight) (Book 1)
FROM NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR DR. JASON FUNG: The landmark book that is helping thousands of people lose weight for good. Harness the power of intermittent fasting for lasting weight loss Understand the science of weight gain, obesity, and insulin resistance Enjoy an easy and delicious low carb, high fat diet Ditch calorie counting, yoyo diets, and excessive exercise for good Everything you believe about how to lose weight is wrong. Weight gain and obesity are driven by hormones—in everyone—and only by understanding the effects of the hormones insulin and insulin resistance can we achieve lasting weight loss. In this highly readable and provocative book, Dr. Jason Fung, long considered the founder of intermittent fasting, sets out an original theory of obesity and weight gain. He shares five basic steps to controlling your insulin for better health. And he explains how to use intermittent fasting to break the cycle of insulin resistance and reach a healthy weight—for good.
- Author: Dr. Jason Fung
- Publisher: Greystone Books; 1st edition (March 1, 2016)
- Genre: Medical Books, Medicine
- ISBN: 978-1771641258
2. Encyclopedia of Herbal Medicine: 550 Herbs and Remedies for Common Ailments
If you're in search of natural remedies for common ailments, this comprehensive guide has over 550 healing herbs to promote health and well-being. Invite Mother Nature into your garden! Learn how to cultivate, harvest and make your own treatments with this definitive reference book for medicinal plants. From ginger to lavender, thyme, and even the little dandelion, this book is a complete encyclopedia of herbs, plants and their healing properties. Learn about the chemistry of the plants and how they act as a medicine. Create alternative treatments for nearly 200 common health concerns in the comfort of your home. Treat yourself with the most natural medicine and become your own herbalist. The helpful instructions are easy to follow so you can start your own medicinal garden with the best know-how. Create the ideal habitat for planting, practice careful cultivation and know the best time to harvest. The well-thought-out format of the book means you can look up information by plant names or by ailments. There are 550 essential herbs with a beautiful photographic plant index discussing their different uses. Learn how to safely and effectively process the correct parts of the plants to encourage holistic and healthy healing. Traditional Medicine with Modern Research A treasure trove of information on the history of natural remedies and the many uses of plants. An essential index for any level of herbal expertise and supportive advice for beginners. • Extensive photographic index of over 550 herbs and plants. • Description of the plants, their active constituents and therapeutic properties. • Advice on how to cultivate your own herb garden.
- Author: Andrew Chevallier
- Publisher: DK; 3rd edition (July 5, 2016)
- Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Alternative Medicine
- ISBN: 978-1465449818
- Dimensions: 9.31 x 1.13 x 11.13 inches
3. Ina May's Guide to Childbirth "Updated With New Material"
What you need to know to have the best birth experience for you. Drawing upon her thirty-plus years of experience, Ina May Gaskin, the nation’s leading midwife, shares the benefits and joys of natural childbirth by showing women how to trust in the ancient wisdom of their bodies for a healthy and fulfilling birthing experience. Based on the female-centered Midwifery Model of Care, Ina May’s Guide to Natural Childbirth gives expectant mothers comprehensive information on everything from the all-important mind-body connection to how to give birth without technological intervention. Filled with inspiring birth stories and practical advice, this invaluable resource includes: • Reducing the pain of labor without drugs--and the miraculous roles touch and massage play • What really happens during labor • Orgasmic birth--making birth pleasurable • Episiotomy--is it really necessary? • Common methods of inducing labor--and which to avoid at all costs • Tips for maximizing your chances of an unmedicated labor and birth • How to avoid postpartum bleeding--and depression • The risks of anesthesia and cesareans--what your doctor doesn’t necessarily tell you • The best ways to work with doctors and/or birth care providers • How to create a safe, comfortable environment for birth in any setting, including a hospital • And much more Ina May’s Guide to Natural Childbirth takes the fear out of childbirth by restoring women’s faith in their own natural power to give birth with more ease, less pain, and less medical intervention.
- Author: Ina May Gaskin
- Publisher: Bantam; Illustrated edition (March 4, 2003)
- Genre: Self-Help, Relationships
- ISBN: 978-0553381153
- Dimensions: 5.99 x 0.79 x 8.9 inches
4. Untangle Your Anxiety: A Guide To Overcoming An Anxiety Disorder By Two People Who Have Been Through It
Do you struggle to understand your anxiety? Are your days often consumed by worries that have no clear answers? Perhaps you don't feel like your usual self? UNTANGLE YOUR ANXIETY was written by Psychotherapist and Best-Selling Author, Joshua Fletcher (@anxietyjosh), and the owner of Instagram's largest anxiety community, Dean Stott (@DLCanxiety), to help you overcome excessive anxiety. Having both been diagnosed in the past with anxiety disorders, then successfully overcoming them, Josh and Dean have written this honest and powerful self-help book as a reassuring aid in your recovery.
- Author: Joshua Fletcher
- Publisher: Independently published (March 9, 2021)
- Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Mental Health
- ISBN: 979-8715728937
- Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.41 x 8.5 inches
5. Prescription for Nutritional Healing, Fifth Edition: A Practical A-to-Z Reference to Drug-Free Remedies Using Vitamins, Minerals, Herbs & Food ... A-To-Z Reference to Drug-Free Remedies)
Prescription for Nutritional Healing is the nation's #1 bestselling guide to natural remedies. The new fifth edition incorporates the most recent information on a variety of alternative healing and preventive therapies and unveils new science on vitamins, supplements, and herbs. With an A-to-Z reference to illnesses, updates include: How omega-3 and exercise may help those suffering from Alzheimer's Current information on the latest drug therapies for treating AIDs What you need to know about H1N1 virus Nutritional information for combating prostate cancer Leading research on menopause and bio identical hormones And much, much more In the twenty years since the first edition was released, the natural health movement has gone mainstream, and the quest for optimal nutrition is no longer relegated to speciality stores. With more than 800 pages of comprehensive facts about all aspects of alternative ways to wellness, Prescription for Nutritional Healing, Fifth Edition, unites the best of age-old remedies with twenty-first- century science.
- Author: Phyllis A. Balch CNC
- Publisher: Avery; 5th Revised, Updated ed. edition (October 5, 2010)
- Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Alternative Medicine
- ISBN: 978-1583334003
- Dimensions: 8.5 x 1.8 x 10.9 inches
6. Mayo Clinic Guide to a Healthy Pregnancy
An essential resource for parents-to-be from the Mayo Clinic, ranked #1 on US News & World Report ’s 2020-2021 Best Hospitals Honor Roll. This newly updated book includes information on everything from healthy lifestyle habits to the latest technologies in prenatal care and childbirth. Features include week-by-week updates on baby’s growth, as well as month-by-month changes that mom can expect. In addition, you’ll find a forty-week pregnancy calendar, an overview of common pregnancy symptoms, information on safe medicine use, tools to help parents with important pregnancy decisions, and general caregiving advice—information moms and dads can trust to help give their little ones a healthy start. The second edition of Mayo Clinic Guide to a Healthy Pregnancy is the collective effort of a team of health care experts who find nothing in medicine more exciting and satisfying than the birth of a healthy child by a healthy mother. Any parent-to-be looking for accurate and authoritative information from a reliable source will surely appreciate this illustrated, easy-to-understand book.
- Author: Myra J. Wick
- Publisher: Mayo Clinic Press (September 18, 2018)
- Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Health, Fitness & Dieting
7. Kettlebell Simple & Sinister: Revised and Updated (2nd Edition)
Six years after the publication of the original S&S people are still getting great results from the program and the book has never left the Amazon weight training best-seller list. So why another edition? Pavel answers with a quote from a novel: You know our motto: "We never let well enough alone." This is Kettlebell Simple & Sinister: Revised & Updated Edition or simply S&S 2.0. Learn how to use the extreme hand-held gym from the man who started the kettlebell revolution. • Simple & Sinister will physically prepare you for almost anything life could throw at you, from carrying a piano upstairs or holding your own in a street fight. • Simple & Sinister will forge a fighter's physique because the form must follow the function. • Simple & Sinister will give you the strength, the stamina, and the suppleness to play any sport recreationally and play it well. • If you are a serious athlete, Simple & Sinister will serve as a perfect foundation for your sport-specific training. • If you are a serious lifter, Simple & Sinister will build your strength, rather than interfere with it. Simple & Sinister will achieve all of the above while leaving you plenty of time and energy to do your duty, your job, practice your sport, and have a life. Russian kettlebell power to you!
- Author: Pavel Tsatsouline
- Publisher: StrongFirst; 2nd edition (September 30, 2019)
- Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Exercise & Fitness
- ISBN: 978-0989892438
8. The Subtle Body: An Encyclopedia of Your Energetic Anatomy
Welcome to the first comprehensive encyclopedia of the human energetic anatomy. Here is a reference that no personal or professional health care library should be without―an in-depth, illustrated guide to the invisible energies of spirit, psyche, and consciousness that influence every aspect of our well-being. Whether you are looking for the complementary medicine to enhance your own healing practice, seeking perennial wisdom about your body's energetic nature from world traditions, or exploring the quantum edge of intention-based care, The Subtle Body is an indispensable companion for exploring virtually any facet of holistic healing. Created for healing professionals and patients alike, this volume provides a lexicon of terms, illustrations, and detailed entries about our energetic biology and how it relates to our physical being. This invaluable information will help you enhance any form of health care, giving you the knowledge you need to develop an integrated approach for your clients' well-being or your own. Compiled by energetic healer and scholar Cyndi Dale, The Subtle Body examines: Energy-based therapy principles from the world's healing traditions, including Ayurveda, Qigong, Reiki, Quabalah, and many more • The science of subtle anatomy―the ancient models and the newest research on the unseen fields that determine our physical condition • True integrative care―how combining Eastern energetic modalities with Western scientific rigor yields optimum results • The meridians, fields, and chakras―detailed information and diagrams about the role of these energetic structures in our overall health • The role of intention in healing―how the beliefs of a healer, patient, and everyone involved affect the outcome of a treatment What is it that distinguishes good healers from great ones? Today it is clear that the most successful healing occurs when we take into account every level of our physical and energetic selves. With The Subtle Body , you now have an unprecedented resource for understanding the physical, energetic, and spiritual elements of human health, providing an informed, complete approach to healing. The Subtle Body has received the following awards: 2010 Gold Nautilus Award―Health/Healing/Energy Medicine • 2010 Silver Living Now Award―Health/Wellness • 2010 Bronze IPPY―New Age (Mind-Body-Spirit)
- Author: Cyndi Dale
- Publisher: Sounds True; Illustrated edition (February 1, 2009)
- Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Alternative Medicine
- ISBN: 978-1591796718
- Dimensions: 7.93 x 0.94 x 10.11 inches
9. Healing Secrets of the Native Americans: Herbs, Remedies, and Practices That Restore the Body, Refresh the Mind, and Rebuild the Spirit
In the tradition of Black Dog & Leventhal's successful Chinese Natural Cures , Healing Secrets of the Native Americans brings the age-old knowledge and trusted techniques of Native-American healing to a wider audience. From this clear, reliable, and beautifully packaged book, learn how Native Americans have used the bountiful gifts of nature to heal the mind, the body, and the spirit. Discover how the Native-American tradition uses plants and herbs, heat, movement and sound, visualization, and spirituality to heal dozens of everyday ailments and illnesses--from back pain to insect bites to flu and sore throat and much more. Broken into sections, the book covers such topics as "The Healing Spirit" (including dream therapy, spirituality, and prayer), "The Native American Spa" (healing with heat, massage, sound and movement, and nutrition), "The Native American Pharmacy" (including more than 40 herbs and plants, how to obtain them, and how to use them), plus remedies for more than 40 ailments from acne to wrinkles.
- Author: Porter Shimer
- Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal (September 1, 2004)
- Genre: Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
- ISBN: 978-1579123925
- Dimensions: 5.75 x 1 x 8.5 inches
10. Rainbow® FOOT Reflexology/ Acupressure Massage CHART in the Inner Light Resources Rainbow® Cards & Charts Series. 8.5 x 11 in; 2-sided (Small Poster/ Large Card)
This chart is thorough and precise for professionals yet clear and easy to use by new-comers, this is the only Reflexology Chart (and Card) available that is truly color-coded by the Chakras (body-mind emotion correlation centers of the body). This special brilliant coding system illustrates the well-organized patterns of pressure points in our Feet/ Hands, making them quick and easy to learn (and teach). Great nutshell guides to stress-relief, healing and natural health. Used internationally by massage schools and other professionals as well as by thousands for personal use. (For Spanish see below). Chart size has all info. on wallet-card-size Ft, plus special vivid color pictoral guides on both sides of special pressure point patterns used for key concerns, including: Stress, Headaches, PMS/ Cramps/nausea, Arthritis, Colds... A top seller!
- Author: Yshkeyna Hamilla M.A
- Publisher: Inner Light Resources, Inc. (January 1, 2011)
- Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Antiques & Collectibles
- ISBN: 978-1589243071
- Dimensions: 11 x 8.5 x 0.1 inches