PSA: Cool news - for all my French speakers, YBC was mentioned in France's Nouvel Obs in their latest article about yoga.
For this month's book round-up, we put together a collection of game-changers for people looking for a little inspiration and know-how as they move through their path to health and wellness. The biggest game-changer for me was the GAPS book, obviously, but a number of the ones here are on my to-read list as I continue my quest for total health. I'd love to hear what your game-changer was in the comments below!
1. The New Health Rules: Simple changes to achieve whole body wellness by Frank Lipman M.D. This looks like a really user-friendly book that covers all the bases from how to get good bacteria into the gut, to what cosmetic products should be tossed for their toxicity.
2. The Good Gut: Taking Control of Your Weight, Your Mood and Your Longterm Health by Justin Sonnenburg This book includes a menu plan and recipes to help keep our good gut bacteria populated and thriving.
3. Body of Truth: How Science, History and Culture Drive Our Obsession with Weight - and What we can do About it by Harriet Brown A fascinating look at our own culture, where 'fat' is considered the worst thing you can call someone. (Seriously, what is that about?!)
4. Gut and Psychology Syndrome by Natascha Campbell-McBride You know I can't do a post on books about health and not include the one book that really turned everything around for me. I believe the diet from this book has 100% improved my digestive issues, arthritic issues, body pain, and so much more.
5. Skin Cleanse: The Simple, All-Natural Program for Clear, Calm, and Happy Skin by Adina Grigore This book has been on my to-read list for ages and I think this weekend I'll finally pick it up and dive in. It addresses various skin issues, and offers ways to improve them using inexpensive ingredients you can pick up at the grocery store.
6. What the Fork are you Eating? by Stefanie Sacks This book takes a hard look at those buzzwords we see at the grocery store like "sugar-free," "low fat," and "all-natural" to show us that things are not always as they appear, and offers ways we can eliminate them from our diet for optimal health.
7. Happy is the New Healthy by Dave Romanelli Simple, immediate tips to help you relax right this second. Because health includes our mental wellbeing.
8. Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation by Michael Pollan Reclaiming cooking as a joy, and something we should all learn how to do to make our diets more healthy and more sustainable.
9. Wheat Belly: Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight, and Find Your Path Back to Health by William Davis Informed by cutting-edge science and case studies, Davis explains what's really making us sick.
10. Deep Nutrition: Why Your Genes Need Traditional Food by Catherine Shanahan This looks like a fascinating book in which Shanahan identifies the common denominators in the world's healthiest diets - The Four Pillars of World Cuisine.
11. Food Politics: How the Food Industry Influences Nutrition and Health by Marion Nestle An expose on the big business that is the food industry, and how companies influence government nutrition policies.
12. Year of No Sugar: A Memoir by Eve Schaub I can't wait to read this book, that details the crazy fact that sugar is seriously in everything - bacon, chicken broth, baby food and more!
13. 10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in my Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing my Edge, and Found Self-Help that Actually Works by Dan Harris After having a nationally televised panic attack, Dan Harris knew it was time to make some changes. And this is what he turned to.
14. The Happiness Project: Or, Why I Spent A Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean my Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More Fun by Gretchen Rubin This is a great book that'll inspire anyone looking to make room for a little extra happiness in their lives.
15. Fresh & Fermented: 85 Delicious Ways to Make Fermented Carrots, Kraut and Kimchi a Part of Every Meal by Julie O'Brien A no-brainer buy for anyone looking to improve their digestion and good gut bacteria. On my to-order list.