Once upon a time, I only read fiction; the thought of reading non-fiction or *GASP* “self-help” or wellness books was anathema to me. Then I grew up and started to care about things like health and well-being (happens), which led to books. Lots and lots of books (and websites too, obvs). I started by reading about food and nutrition, then I jumped onto lifestyle, mental health, organization, and so much more. I clearly found a new source of inspiration.
The following are some of the books that have most inspired and enlightened my understanding of health, wellness, and living in general.
Eating on the Wild Side by Jo Robinson
The first book I read on food and health. Easy to read, highly engaging, full of insight on how to eat for optimal antioxidant absorption. Also, provides a history of the foods we eat and how they have evolved with modern farming. I refer to this book more often than I can count.
Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us by Michael Moss
If you’re interested in the science of food, this is the book for you. Journalistic and engaging. Keeps you reading without being judgmental.
Perfect Health–Revised and Updated: The Complete Mind Body Guide by Deepak Chopra
I have an interest in alternative medicine and traditional foods, and was searching for an easy guide to Ayurveda. This definitely fits the bill. If you’re interested in a quick intro to Ayurveda and Ayurveda types, give this book a try.
The Life-changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo
I’ve talked about it here, here and here, but this book is just the holy grail of home life transformations.
How to Be Parisian Wherever You Are: Love, Style, and Bad Habits by Anne Berest, Audrey Diwan, Caroline De Maigret, Sophie Mas
A little fluffy, but I just live for French style. J’adore!
3 thoughts on “off the shelf: 5 books on health, wellness, and living”
Funny thing about Salt Sugar Fat – instead of turning me off processed foods (like The Omnivore’s Dilemma did), it made me crave All The Things, and I ended up binging quite a bit after I read it. Weird.
ha! I had a similar reaction, suddenly I thought, “hmmm, oreos sound really good.”
On Thu, May 19, 2016 at 10:13 AM, marginalia and such wrote: