Random Reads – Self Help, Health & Nutrition

Random Reads

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I am in the process of consolidating my blog a little and so I decided that it would be a good idea to pop all the wonderful books I have read in once place, right here with my own little ☼ rating.

I hope you find these titles as interesting and as helpful as I did. I will add to these as I read on 🙂


Self Help

Workin’ It: Ru Pauls Guide to Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Style

Learning from Ru Paul helped to keep me uplifted throughout my chemotherapy, watching all the Drag Race seasons and of course this book which covers so much from style tips to sheer positivity. Workin’ It! from world-renowned recording artist, television host, and drag queen RuPaul, provides helpful and provocative tips on fashion, beauty, style, and confidence for girls and boys, both straight and gay—and everyone in between! Pictured is an excerpt from the book and the view from the amazing Sha Wellness Clinic, which I made sure I visited as soon as I was in total remission from Hodgkins Lymphoma. “Yep, I choose joy”.

Rated: ☼ ☼ ☼ ☼ ☼
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The Power of Now

To make the journey into The Power of Now we will need to leave our analytical mind and its false created self, the ego, behind. Although the journey is challenging, Eckhart Tolle offers simple language and a question and answer format to guide us. I really like the audio version of this book, so much that I have downloaded it twice! A great insight into watching the thinker and learning how to live in the ‘now’ which is the only time that we are able to control, right now in the present moment.

Rated: ☼ ☼ ☼ ☼ ☼
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You Can Heal Your Life

Louise Hay, bestselling author, is an internationally known leader in the self-help field. Her key message is: “If we are willing to do the mental work, almost anything can be healed.” Louise has had a great deal of experience and firsthand information to share about healing, this is an excellent read with great positive affirmations.

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Health & Nutrition

The Optimum Nutrition Bible

The book you have to read if you care about your health and titled rightly so. It is packed full of straight to the point, jargon free, no nonsense health advice, how to optimise your health through diet and supplementation, another great book and one that you will be referring back to time and again. An investment in every sense.

Rated: ☼ ☼ ☼ ☼ ☼
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Controlling Crohn’s Disease: The Natural Way

Drawn from the author Virginia Harper’s own experiences as a sufferer of Crohn’s and other illnesses, the book details her challenges and how she regained health by following a macrobiotic diet. Disease free for over 30 years and a practitioner at The SHA Wellness Clinic in Alicante, Spain (Which is amazing, I finally visited this fantastic place)!

I would recommended this book if you wish for a better understanding of Crohn’s disease as a sufferer, or a friend of retaliative of someone who is. Although a macrobiotic lifestyle may not be the answer for everyone it clearly was for Virginia.

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Breaking the Vicious Cycle: Intestinal Health Through Diet

This great book details the relationships between food and intestinal disorders such as Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, diverticulitis, celiac disease, cystic fibrosis of the pancreas, and other forms of chronic diarrhea. A discussion of the cycle of events occurring in the intestine of those with problems and how the Specific Carbohydrate Diet™ can break this cycle and permit the body to regain normal functioning.

Once again a SCD diet may not be for everyone, but it is certainly one of the easiest to follow (comparied to GAPS and strict Paleo IMO). I began my changes in diet after reading this book and pursued allergy testing to fine tune my own individual diet.

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The Medical Cannabis Guide Book

The Medical Cannabis Guidebook is the most exhaustive guide to medicinal cannabis produced to date, with information regarding the types of illnesses and diseases that can be helped by cannabis.

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Sugar Blues

An astounding read taking you back through the history of the sugar/slave trade, the detremental effects of sugar on our health and the World. A wow of a read, highly recommended.

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