Great Wellness Reads

by Rona Berg

Time to curl up with a good book

Given that January is the kick-start month for self-improvement, and February is the month of love (self-love and otherwise), it seems like a good time to share some of the most engaging new wellness books of the season.

After all, dead of winter is when we love to get cozy on the couch, by the fire, under the covers or wherever you tend to curl up with a good book. And, with health, wellness and New Year’s resolutions top of mind, that is something we all must resolve to do more of this year: read.

Invincible living

Harper Collins
By Guru Jagat

The youngest senior Kundalini yoga teacher in the world, at 37, Guru Jagat has tremendous wisdom to share, and you can find it in this book. Invincible Living offers mantras, mudras and meditations for many things, including sex, immune-boosting, beauty, creativity and prosperity; explains chakra-balancing; and, in a clear, lucid tone, helps readers understand the potential of yoga and yogic breath to heal mind, body and soul. The L.A.-based founder of RA MA Institute for Applied Yogic Science and Technology in Venice, CA; Boulder, CO; and Palma de Mallorca, Spain, Guru Jagat also has a record label, RA MA Records.

The Eat Fat, Get Thin Cookbook

Little, Brown
By Mark Hyman, MD

Dr. Mark Hyman, director of the Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine and founder of The UltraWellness Center in Lenox, MA, is the guy who put functional medicine on the map. His New York Times bestseller, Eat Fat, Get Thin, told us what we need to do to maintain optimum health. The Eat Fat, Get Thin Cookbook, featuring 175 simple and delicious recipes—Confetti Vegetable Slaw with Tahini Dressing, Grilled Red Wine and Rosemary Sirloin Steak with Mushrooms—shows us how! It also serves up grocery shopping tips, meal plans, supplement guides and a plan to help you lose weight and keep it off.

The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy

New World Library
By Valerie Ann Worwood

A clinical aromatherapist and doctor in complementary medicine, Valerie Ann Worwood is a well-known and highly regarded aromatherapy pioneer. This seminal book was originally published 25 years ago, and anyone who is interested in aromatherapy will not want to miss the updated and revised Anniversary Edition, including 800 recipes for essential oil treatments (200 are new), along with remedies for everything from bug bites to emotional distress. This is the mother of all aromatherapy books and the subtitle says it all: “Over 800 Natural, Nontoxic, and Fragrant Recipes to Create Health, Beauty, and Safe Home and Work Environments.”

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