Wednesday, 6 September 2017

My 3 Favourite Health/Wellness Reads

I've always loved reading for as long as I can remember. I grew up being a lil book nerd, you'd literally never see me without one haha. I'm typically a fictional lover at heart however recently I've found myself reading a few 'health' and 'wellness' style books! This has a been a mix of body confidence, physical health, mental health etc.

I've been really enjoying a a different variety, so thought it would be the perfect opportunity to share my current favourites with you!

The Goddess Revolution - MEL WELLS 

I have to say this is one of the most amazing books I have ever read and by such a lovely lady - Mel! I met Mel at the start of the year I couldn't thank her enough for how much her book has helped me... I've now read it twice, haha.

This book truly is the perfect read for anyone dealing with body confidence, a unhealthy relationship with food and a negative mind. If you've ever struggled with diets food, body image or weight, then you suggest you give this book a read! Mel focuses on her transformation from a very unhealthy relationship with herself and food to more peace than she has ever been in and shares the techniques she's learned. She shows us how it's possible to have a healthy relationship with ourselves without all these faddy diets or restriction.  She exclaims how much we actually deserve to love our bodies and give it the care and nourishment it deserves.

From the moment I picked this book up I literally didn't pop it down! The way Mel writes to you is in a way like no other, you finally feel like someone understands you and almost like she's actually talking to you. It's so inspiring to see her opening up about her own battles and struggling in terms of body image, diets and food. She's taught me ways in which I can begin to love myself and my body, without restriction and hating myself. Loving yourself is possible and you can find balance in your life along with happiness.

Lastly it's so lovely to see another woman be so passionate about helping others and spreading her message! She was exactly the same when I met her, so full of love and this huge urge to help other women with their body and food battles. It's so refreshing to see. and again I cannot thank her enough.

Feel the fear and do it anyway - SUSAN JEFFERS 

This book is the perfect book for taking on and overcoming anxiety. Whatever your fears Susan gives you the ultimate guide and tools to handle any situation. It's about letting go of these fears, facing them and moving forward with your life. As it states 'Feel the fear and do it anyway'...

Again Susan talks to you with understanding allowing you to relate and find believe in her words. It's a great book when you're feeling powerless or maybe a little bit lost with what you want to do. I've battled with anxiety for such a long time but I can honestly say that from reading what Susan has to say and practising her techniques, it has actually helped me a little. It inspires you to know you can actually do anything without fear getting in the way.

In chapter 2 she discusses 5 truths, one of them being my favourite 'The only way to get ride of the fear of doing something is to go out and do it' which is technically suggesting you have to actually do something before that fear is ever going to go away. After growing up a not very confident, shy mouse this is mantra which I now follow (I am far from shy now, haha)

The Clever Guts Diet - DR MICHAEL MOSLEY 

I recently read this book a couple of weeks ago and let me tell you, it's a handbook of knowledge. He is the gut guru! It was another book I couldn't put down!

 Dr Mosley discusses the journey of the gut and how we've wiped out most of our 'good' gut bacteria through faddy diets, antibiotics and processed food which has been the cause of allergies, intolerances and obesity. He discusses everything from prebiotics, probiotics, healing recipes, tips and tricks in healing and transforming your gut.

I suffer with insanely terrible gut issues and trying to heal it the best I can. Reading this book was so clear and understandable to grasp why my gut is the way it is and the things I can try and do to move forwards and help it. Most things I've read I've found confusing or contradicting but I can honestly say that Mosley's advice and way of looking at the gut was far from it.

I would honestly recommend this book to anyone with gut or digestion issues or anyone interested in learning more about the gut/gut health. It's a bit of an eye opener in where you could be going wrong and how to start the healing process!

I hope this post has given you a few suggestions if you're dealing with any of these issues or just need a exciting new read! I'd certainly give these a whirl!

Let me know what you think!

Holli xxx