5 Wellness Books to Read this Fall
This shortlist of great reads came from a larger reading list recommended by the experts at the American College of Health Sciences. I regularly participate in ACHS continuing education courses and webinars and borrow the books they recommend from our local library.
Here are my 5 favorite wellness books which I had a chance to peruse and put to good use in my kitchen.
As I settle into more indoor time and harried obligations, I am always on the lookout for books to help me re-focus on self-care. Fortify your mind, body and spirit with these great resources.
Happy Fall Reading!
Controlling Stress and Tension (9th Edition), by George S. Everly Jr., Daniel A. Girdano, and Dorothy E. Dusek
Raise your hand if you or someone you know may benefit from holistic strategies for managing ‘stress’? This books helps you identify the parts of your life that are causing stress, how your body responds to stress and to discover personalized activities to alleviate stress.
Rosemary Gladstar’s Medicinal Herbs: A Beginner’s Guide: 33 Healing Herbs to Know, Grow, and Use by Rosemary Gladstar
A must have for those interested in creating their own natural self-care products. ACHS says: ‘Rosemary Gladstar is an iconic herbalist, and her book presents an informative guide for knowing, growing, and using medicinal herbs. Each herb chapter has recipes or formulas for medicinal use of the herb. This best-selling text profiles 33 of the most-common botanicals used in herbal medicine, including how to prepare your own remedies like tinctures, oils, and creams.’
Alchemy of Herbs: Transform Everyday Ingredients into Foods and Remedies That Heal by Rosalee de la Foret
This resource makes incorporating herbs into everyday cooking a breeze. ACHS says: ‘An American Herbalist Guild Registered Herbalist (RH), de la Foret demystifies the kitchen and shows how to turn common foods into healing agents … and on a budget! Using herbs and making your own remedies does not have to be expensive. de la Foret shows it’s “as simple and inexpensive as cooking dinner.” Twenty-nine of the most popular herbs are profiled, including history, modern uses, and recipes.’
The Detox Diet, Third Edition: The Definitive Guide for Lifelong Vitality with Recipes, Menus, and Detox Plans by Elson Haas, MD
This book has put me into full garden planning mode and it’s only November. ACHS says: ‘In this fully updated text Haas breaks down the detoxification process and cleaning protocols for things like sugar and caffeine. Hass also provides 50 recipes to follow-up detox.’
101 Easy Homemade Products for Your Skin, Health & Home: A Nerdy Farm Wife’s All-Natural DIY Projects Using Commonly Found Herbs, Flowers & Other Plants by Jan Berry
Author Jan Berry offers many projects you can make with common herbs and oils … no fancy equipment needed! This is my kind of essential resource.
Resource: American College of Healthcare Sciences