Health

The Longevity Diet – Valter Longo

Wow. Loved this book. For anyone looking to take their health to the next level, this is it.

He explains the science and methods in an easily understandable way and at the end of the book, offers a great 2-week diet to show exactly what the longevity diet looks like.

On top of that, he works through the fasting-mimicking diet. What I appreciate the most is that he explains the real-world applications of the FMD on certain diseases, although they should be followed with your physician. Alternatively, he also offers the FMD in a way for those that are healthy and can do safely by themselves.

This book is for those who are looking to take their health into their own hands and live a healthy, thriving life.

Grow A New Body – Alberto Villoldo

I caught this book by chance in Instagram on Mark Hyman’s story and looked into it. I am always intrigued when science and spirit are integrated. Alberto Villoldo has an amazing life story and how he arrived at this point, making this book even more intriguing.

Alberto does an amazing job explaining neural health and how spirit and physical health are codependent. His focus is on lengevity. A concept that lost among losing weight and bulking up. Its refreshing to see a perspective that is focused on being as healthy as possible to carry on into your old age.

If you are feeling physically stuck and looking to get a hold of your health, physical and emotional, this is a great resource.


Healthy Gut, Healthy You – Dr. Micheal Ruscio

This was defiently a game changer book for me and how I looked at gut health. More and more doctors and the wider public are becoming aware of the importance of having a healthy gut for overall health and diease prevention.

Ruscio explains it in lamens terms back up by science. I love that he is focused on good quality information.

By the end of the book, he offers a great easy to follow protocol that you can follow to get your gut back in health.


Prescription for Nutritional Healing

This is an amazing resource to keep at home. It covers pretty much any ailment.

It offers supplements, natural remedies and, dietary recommendations to consider.

We try to avoid going to the doctor (ie antibiotics) and this has saved us many a times.


The Fragrant Pharmacy – Valerie Ann Worwood

For any aromatherapy lovers, this is one for the bookshelf.

It has so much content about aromatherapy including beauty, home, animals and plants. Great easy recipes to make your own products.

She also lists great information on individual oils.

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Autobiography of a Yoga -Paramahansa Yogananda

I attempted to read this book once but couldn’t get into it. 5 years later it came across my path again and I committed to reading it.

The first edition was published in 1946 so the writing style can be quite long and arduous at times but pushing through it turned out to be a beautiful book. It reconnected me with a part of my spirituality that I had forgotten over the years.

It follows Paramahansa Yogananda through his journey with his Guru and beyond. Along the way, he meets other spiritually advanced people and tells of their stories.

If Yogis, Gurus, Saints and such are your vibe then I definitely recommend it.


The Light on Yoga – BKS Iyengar

This is my number one resource for yoga. It has all the asanas listed, how to perform them, benefits as well as medical consideration. He also offers different practices at the back, according to ability.

The start of the book also includes an amazing in-depth explanation about what Yoga is, beyond the conventional understanding of physical movement.

The book also offers explanations and directions of Kriyas, Bandhas and Pranayama. A must in any Yogi’s arsenal.


The Tree of Yoga – BKS Iyengar

Great book! Iyengar offers a great understanding of Yogic Philosophy that can be used in everyday life.

I love how deep he goes into the 8 limbs of Yoga. Information lost on the massive expansion of Yoga as an exercise. This book gives a clear in-depth look into the ancient tradition.

It’s an easy read, great for some life inspiration and connection.


The Power of Ashtanga – Kino Mcgregor

This is a great book for Ashtanga enthusiasts. Kino McGregor is well established as a female Yogi across the world with 20 years in the game. She was one of the first women to make a name for herself in the industry.

She was awarded certification from Ashtanga founder Sri K Pattabhi Jois himself to pass on Ashtanga.

I like her style. She isn’t full of air. She practices what she preaches. Great book for a home resource to delving deeper into your practice.