A book-lover and information-junkie by nature, I’m rarely without a selection of reading material in my bag for the chance of some down time. Here are a few of my favorites from different genres for your summer reading – a reference guide, a cookbook, a bible study, a devotional and a heady, health classic.
Prescription for Nutritional Healing by Phyllis A. Balch – In it’s fifth edition, this brick of a reference guide is not your leisurely Sunday reading, but a natural remedy bible with a 14-page index that allows for searching your specific ailment or food/supplement interest to find research-based information on each topic & the related preventative care.
Relish by Daphne Oz – Written by my food philosophy soul-sister, this is a beautiful collection of original recipes (a balance of healthful & indulgent!) and advice on life learned from experience co-hosting The Chew, being daughter to Dr. Oz, attending culinary school, and overcoming her personal struggles with weight & body image. This one is a permanent fixture in my food reading arsenal rotating from the nightstand to the kitchen counter.
Made to Crave by Lisa Terkeurst – Lisa of Proverbs 31 Ministries spoke directly into my heart on this one. Made to Crave is both a bible study and inspirational empowerment plan for remedying a frustrating relationship with food and growing closer to God in the process. This is an ideal book club read as I experienced after going through the study both by myself and with a group.
Sugar Blues by William Duffy – One of the pioneering researchers on the consumption of sugar and how it affects our bodies wrote this book in 1975 and the information remains highly (if not more) relevant today. In great detail, this read covers the history of the sugar trade to the refining process to the chemical reactions and consequences we reap for consuming the sweet stuff. Not for the weary – it took me a while to get through, partially for the heaviness of the content and partially because I underlined or dog-eared half of the book!
What clean eating or lifestyle books do you recommend?
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