Here Are Four Books Focused on Getting to a Healthier You

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In terms of your health, if you’re not getting ahead, you’re falling behind. Here’s our round-up of the latest books that focus on how to get the most out of every day — and the most out of the skin you’re in.

Medical Medium Celery Juice

celery juice coverHave you noticed celery juice is suddenly everywhere? Celebrities like Gwyneth Paltrow, Dean Winters, Liv Tyler, Robert De Niro and even Kim Kardashian have gotten into it. A simple search for #celeryjuice on Instagram will return more than 162,000 posts. What’s the reason for the new craze? Anthony William has a few things to say about it: Known as the “originator of the global celery juice movement,” William has been using his natural-born gifts to “read” people’s conditions and tell them how to recover their health. He’s the #1 NYT best-selling author of books like Medical Medium Liver Rescue: Answers to Eczema, Psoriasis, Gallstones, Adrenal Stress, Fatigue, Fatty Liver, Weight Issues, SIBO & Autoimmune Disease. His latest tome, Medical Medium Celery Juice: The Most Powerful Medicine in Our Time Healing Millions Worldwide takes readers into a closer look at the reasons for this focus on the buzz surrounding the often overlooked and underestimated vegetable. In the first chapter, the author explores the origins of celery juice and his intent to “ignite the global celery juice movement while dying out the fire of chronic symptoms and illness.” The book explains the juice’s benefits and its value before getting into the topic of “How to Make Celery Juice Work for You” in Chapter 4, which gives you actual instructions and ideas for how to ease it into your everyday diet, including tips for those with juicers or blenders. William also weighs celery juice’s relationship to allergies. And the book even addresses whether you should even consider celery juice for your furry friends. The next couple chapters reveal “The Celery Juice Cleanse,” and “Healing and Detox Answers” in addition to “Rumors, Concerns, and Myths and More Healing Guidance.” Out of celery? Chapter nine offers healthy alternatives, including cucumber juice, ginger and aloe water. The book also includes an index, inspiring quotes and a handy table of conversion charts.

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It Never Goes Away

it never goes away coverDr. Anne L. Koch’s It Never Goes Away: Gender Transition at a Mature Age is a perfect read for anyone considering transitioning later in life.  Koch, a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, is the founder and past director of the post-doctoral program in endodontics and microsurgery at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine. “If you are transgendered, the feeling of wanting your body to match the sex you feel you are never goes away. It is always there, like the tide.” Now that gender reassignment is more common, many wonder if it’s time to undergo the procedures they may have always dreamt of. Koch was married twice, is a veteran and traveled the world as a man before starting anew as Anne Koch at the age of 63. This memoir is also her personal map and a guidebook to those walking in similar footsteps.

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Cancer Free with Food

cancer free with food coverHealth researcher Linda Werner-Gray’s latest book, Cancer Free with Food: A Step-by-Step Plan with 100+ Recipes to Fight Disease, Nourish Your Body & Restore Your Health is a simple comprehensive guide to nutrition for those who have been diagnosed with cancer, have a history of cancer in their family, or are interested in preventative measures. The book unveils the latest scientific discoveries about what ingredients can help a body remain cancer-free, including some of the top cancer healing foods such as turmeric, blueberries, broccoli, flaxseed, dark leafy greens, garlic, mushrooms, cacao and tiger nuts. There are two parts to Cancer Free with Food: “Food as Medicine” and “Cancer-Free With Food Recipes.” Part One delves into the seven key nutritional principles for preventing and overcoming cancer, the top fifteen cancer-healing foods, anti-cancer supplements, which toxic foods to avoid, how to live the food upgrade mindset and an extremely useful list of healing guides for common cancers.

Werner-Gray teaches things like how to eat to strengthen your immune system — and conversely what foods to avoid. The second part provides a useful map for healthier living, with more than 200 recipes for immune-boosting juices, brain protecting smoothies, life-extending lunches and dinners, comforting soups and broths, sides, condiments and even some sweet snacks. Indulge in meals like the Anti-cancer Omelet, or the Crazy Sexy Bean Chili, Dr. Oz’s Sauteed Portobello Mushrooms, Chocolate Almond Butter Cups, or Cashew Cheesecake. This book can be a useful guide for you, or a thoughtful gift for someone you know who has cancer or anyone interested in reading about steps  toward a cancer-free life.

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The Crystal Blueprint

the crystal blueprint coverA native of south America, Beatriz Singer was introduced to the art of crystal healing by Hindu masters in India and was recognized as a crystal healer in Colombia, where she became a pioneer of crystal healing and the founder and director of the first interfaith alternative-therapy centers, The Centro de Integración Shambalah. In her new book, The Crystal Blueprint: Reconnect with Your Authentic Self Through the Ancient Wisdom and Modern Science of Quartz Crystals, she reveals that the same qualities that make crystals so desirable in modern technology have done so for healers for thousands of years. The book puts a strong focus on quartz, offering a self-guide for transformation, how to heal wounds and release patterns. Did you know it’s estimated that 10 billion quartz crystals are used in electronic devices like smartphones, credit cards, watches, TVs and more? Leaning into the idea of integrating crystals into your life may certainly be  worth a try — this volume would be just the resource for anyone curious. Carved into four parts including “Crystal Healing and What it Can Do for You,” “A Brief History of Quartz and Crystal Healing,” “The Science Behind Crystal Healing” and finally, “Establishing a Crystalline Body and Mind.” Crystal healing was born “from the evolution of primitive crystal mysticism.” It also reached its apex in Dark Ages. Some of the most intriguing parts of the book are in the section about quartz, which includes details about crystal healing and protection throughout the ages (all the way to) modern tribes, including details about Atlantis, Ancient Egypt, the Sumerians, The Maya, The Inca and more – as well as key information about “The Ancients’ Magical/Curative Properties of Stones” and “Stones and Astrological Correspondence.”

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Last modified: August 14, 2019