Achieve Your Health Goals In No Time
By Guest Author, Bea Potter
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Have you ever thought about using food to your advantage to balance your body and mind? This is what holistic nutrition proposes to do. A food philosophy that uses food as medicine, naturally treating illnesses, keeping the body healthy, and increasing our mental and physical well-being daily.
Here are 8 books on holistic nutrition that will completely change your life:
1. Going Against the Grain: How Reducing and Avoiding Grains Can Revitalize Your Health
In this highly praised book, nutritionist Melissa Diane Smith challenges conventional food knowledge. She explains why reducing grains is the secret to long-term successful weight management.
Supported by scientific research, Smith explains the connection between a high-grain diet and many of the health problems out there, diabetes, including obesity, heart disease, digestive disorders, and fatigue.
2. Eat, Drink, and Be Healthy: The Harvard Medical School Guide to Healthy Eating
This book stands out as a guide on what to eat for a steady and healthy diet. Dr. Walter C. Willett summarizes a large amount of scientific research available that illustrates a direct connection between our diets, health, and illness.
First highlighting why and what to eat, Willett gives a series of recipes that focus on reducing the intake of refined starches and sugars, while allowing for some healthy consumption of fats.
3. Staying Healthy with the Seasons
In this innovative book, Elson Haas M.D. explains how nature’s cycles affect our internal health and mental well-being.
It provides simple, logical advice for achieving good health, which consists of putting our mind and body in balance with the earth, together with the consumption of food that emphasizes the chemical-free foods of the season.
Additionally, he makes seasonal recommendations for detox, diet, and exercise programs, as well as providing simple, logical advice for achieving good health.
4. Whole: Rethinking the Science of Nutrition
This book, by T. Colin Campbell Ph.D. and Howard Jacobson, presents a diet based strictly on plants. This type of diet includes vegetables, vast quantities of fruit, mushrooms, whole grains, seeds and nuts, as well as vegetable oils, minimal refined carbohydrates, and fish.
It teaches to avoid dairy, all meats, including poultry, and eggs, along with products that also contain them.
5. How Not to Die
This book one of the greatest best-sellers of our day, both for people who want to follow holistic nutrition to the letter and curious minds alike. Dr. Michael Greger, one of the best-known doctors in the United States, has dedicated his life to teaching patients that there are foods much more effective than any medicine.
He presents the conclusions of a lifetime of research in this book, using as cases in point the 15 deadliest diseases of our age and explaining how to fight them through a healthy diet.
6. The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals
This book has a unique point of view in comparison to other holistic nutrition works. Michael Pollan leads the reader to explore all the implications related to the act of producing and consuming food.
The narrative is a mix of reporting, rehearsal, and personal testimony that reveals how the apparent variety of modern supermarkets conceals uniformity imposed by industrial overproduction.
7. Nutrition and Physical Degeneration
This book is a must-read for anyone genuinely interested in how what we eat changes our bodies.
Weston Price, DDS set out to travel the world to study isolated healthy people in search of the origins of cavities and degenerative diseases. During his travels, he learned how the change in eating habits of these populations influenced the appearance of these diseases.
8. Finally Full, Finally Slim: 30 Days to Permanent Weight Loss One Portion at a Time
This bible of holistic nutrition shows you how to lose weight permanently by correctly sizing portions, without eliminating whole food groups.
Lisa R. Young Ph.D. RD explains the relevance of the diet and guides away from smart marketing claims that may be secretly sabotaging your weight loss efforts.
In a holistic diet, the aim is to integrate human beings in their environment, thus having benefits such as,
- Increased physical strength
- Delayed aging
- Increased immunity
- Detoxification of various organs, like the liver, stomach and intestines, improved fluid retention
- Improved overall mood
These books will help you achieve these goals in no time!