With so many different books out there these days, it can be hard to find reads that are filled with genuine and helpful advice. Wellness involves what we eat, how we think, what we do, and the environment we live in. Knowledge is power—and reading books focused on wellness is one of the best ways to gain the insights we need to live our best life.
From what we consume to what we do, there are so many aspects to our overall wellness and cleansing is just one part of it. It’s important to stay knowledgeable about your mind and body. We’ve made a list of the seven empowering books to read on wellness. All of these books are classics that you can return to over and over again.
Here are the 7 books we recommend you read for your own overall wellness:
It Starts with Food
This is a wonderful book to start with in understanding how what we eat affects our overall well-being. It breaks down all the different foods we need to have ultimate nutrition. When we eat well, we feel well. This book offers a 30 day eating program to help you reset your gut and focus on eating more veggies, fruits and proteins. If you’re looking to clean up your diet, this book is a wonderful place to begin. It’s also a great refresher if you’re going through a cleanse or detox.
The basic concept behind this book is simple: finding what is absolutely essential in our lives and getting rid of all the rest. Similar to the minimalism movement, essentialism focuses not on getting rid, but on cultivating what is of the most importance. A wonderful read to gain perspective on what if truly essential in your life. Also, a great way to cleanse all the other areas of your life while also detoxing your body.
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Crazy Sexy Juice
Written by a wellness warrior who has been thriving with stage IV cancer for over 10 years, this book is a wonderful cookbook to teach about the benefits of juicing and blending. Making green juice is a great way to get your veggies and fruits in one glass. Juicing is a great compliment to any cleanse or detox too.
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up
Filling your life with things that bring you joy will make you happier. This book teaches us to clear out the clutter, keep our lives and belongings simple, and to only own and use things that are useful and make us happy. You’ll cleanse your home space and feel lighter after this read.
If you’re looking to restore equilibrium in your body, this is the book for you. From the water we drink to the food we eat to the supplements we take and the products we use, this is a comprehensive guide to restoring your body’s natural ability to heal itself.
Brene Brown explores what true courage looks like: the ability to be vulnerable in all areas of our life. By daring greatly, we are letting our walls down to be who we truly and authentically are, while letting ourselves be truly vulnerable in the process. This is a book that will leave you feeling inspired to take action in all areas of your life.
The Four Agreements
You may want to read this book once a year. Based on ancient Toltec Wisdom, Don Miguel Ruiz walks us through the four agreements we must make with ourselves in order to truly be happy and live our best life. From not taking things personally to being impeccable with our word, this is a book filled with so much wisdom, you’ll definitely want to return to it over and over again.
In Defense of Food
This classic is a wonderful breakdown of what real food is. Michael Pollan lays out the benefits of veggies and a plant-based diet and explains the dangers of eating too much processed food. If you want to get informed on the importance of the best food to eat to fuel your body, this is a great book to check out.