Top 10 Wellness Reads
Reading is a passion and hobby of mine. It has been from a very young age. When I became interested in learning more about wellness, I began to build a personal library of books that are important for me to have on hand, learn from and to loan out to family, friends and clients.
Books can teach you so many things and I wanted to pull together a list of of my favorite wellness books. These are books that I lean on consistently and pull from when I am session planning, feel stumped or just need a boost of knowledge.
It is important to remember that wellness means so much more than what you are putting into your body each day. Wellness lies in your daily routines and habits that promote you feeling good. One wellness routine that I love is creating my daily to-do list. I embrace the ritual of sitting down for 5 minutes and thinking about the most important things I need to do that day.
This routine doesn’t include sweat, chewing, green veggies or deep breathing (love all these wellness routines, too). I literally sit at my desk, analyze the day or maybe two ahead and write a detailed list of what needs to be done.
For me, that ritual of knowing whats to come, frees me up during the day to do more things that aren’t on that list. More fun mom things or playful kitchen things. The more I know what is ahead, the more present I am able to be because there are less things that just sneak up on me.
Finding out the wellness routines that make you feel your best sometimes takes experimentation. Also, know that in different life seasons you may need more or less wellness in your life.
I am not going to do a deep dive on these books, but they are all linked so that if you see one that looks interesting to you, you can check it out. Also, if you have any specific questions on any of them am happy to elaborate!
At the end of the day, nutrition and wellness advice can feel very overwhelming. Books, articles and posts come out multiple times a day with new guidance and/or findings. Having a few books to lean on can help you to make sense of things, sometimes.
Top 10 Wellness Reads:
1. How Not to Die by Dr. Michael Greger
2. Atomic Habits by James Clear
3.The Immunity Fix by Dr. James NiNicolantonio
4. Living Ayurveda by Claire Ragozzino
5. Ketotarian by Dr. Will Cole
6. New Health Rules by Dr. Frank Lipman
7. Body Love by Kelly LeVeque
8. Fiber Fueled by Dr. Will Bulsiewicz
9. Liquids Till Lunch by Mary Ruth Ghiyam
10. Genius Foods by Max Lugavere
Hi, some of these books have very different messages- I’m interested in how you reconcile the conflicting advice! I’ve been going along the paleo/keto journey for awhile- a big proponent of Genius Foods- but am currently reading How not to Die and finding such a different narrative to what I’m used to confusing. What are your thoughts on the different ‘facts’ presented in these different books?
What an awesome question! I think that in the end, I love to learn from experts in their field and when it comes to practical use, I listen to what makes my body feel best. There will always be complicated and conflicting nutritional information. I am a sponge and love to learn as much as I can, but do not try to fit every methodology into our lives.