Christine Recommends
A selection of my favourite holistic books
This proven 28-day elimination and detoxification program helps readers identify the most common irritating food that are likely contributing to their decline in health including gluten, dairy, soy, and processed foods. The program begins with a 2-day smoothie fast that will calm the immune system and clear out the gut. Phases one through three of the program offer clear instructions regarding what foods to include in the diet for optimal results and how to slowly add foods back to determine which ones are irritating the body. Complete with more than 75 delicious recipes as well as helpful case studies, THE ELIMINATION DIET will guide readers on a path to increased energy, calm bowels, improved mood, clear skin, a sharpened mind, reduced pain and headaches, and movement toward a whole foods diet.
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The Elimination Diet: Discover the Foods That Are Making You Sick and Tired--And Feel Better Fast
Inside every mother is a fierce, resilient, intuitive woman who has the ability to tap into an indomitable mindset and create heroic outcomes--for her children, her family, her community and for herself--she is a Warrior Mom.

In Warrior Mom, (previously published as Miracle Mindset), celebrity health expert and four-time New York Times bestselling author, JJ Virgin reveals how one life-altering event taught her to trust her instincts, pay attention to the details that matter and defy the odds--and she shares how you can too.

In 2012, JJ Virgin was in a hospital room next to her sixteen-year-old son who was struck by a hit-and-run driver and left for dead. She was told by doctors that he wouldn't last through the night and to let him go. With every reason to give up, JJ chose instead to invest her energy into the hope that her son would not just survive, but thrive. In Warrior Mom, she shares the lessons that gave her the courage to overcome the worst moment of her life.

During this difficult time, she learned valuable personal lessons that helped her rebuild her life and find success and purpose in herself, her work, and teach her sons and community how to face their own obstacles and trials. Lessons like "Don't Wish It Were Easier, Make Yourself Stronger" and "Your Limitations Will Become Your Life" will lead you to your own personal power and purpose, even when the deck seems stacked against you.

With true stories from her life, her clients, and other well-known thought leaders, she can help you transform your mindset and your daily habits to endure the difficult battles that life sends your way. Insightful, personal, and completely relatable, this book proves that miracles are possible when you show up, remain positive, and do the work.

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Warrior Mom: 7 Steps to Brave, Bold Resilience

A leader in the paleo and functional medicine worlds introduces an accessible, easy-to-follow, and scientifically proven plan for preventing and reversing the full spectrum of autoimmune diseases with The Myers Way: a much-need, empowering alternative to the conventional medicine approach.

Most people who suffer with an autoimmune disease use prescription medication to suppress their overactive immune systems. But the treatment is often more disruptive and harmful than the original condition. These medications lose their effectiveness over time and have severe side effects. Now, Dr. Amy Myers offers another option: The Myers Way, a natural program proven to alleviate and reverse the symptoms of autoimmune diseases. Her program is built on four pillars: Get rid of gluten, grains and legumes, which disrupt the digestive system and provoke the immune system into attacking the body Heal the gut by replacing "reactive" foods with restorative ingredients and supplements Tame environmental toxins found in cosmetics, cleaning products and home materials Heal infections and relieve the triggers that cause mental, emotional, and physical stress

Myers also provides a 30-day meal plan, with lists of foods to avoid and how to prep your pantry for easy meals that will get you through the week with minimal cooking time.

The Myers Way has been used successfully treat to thousands of patients, relieving suffering and pain instantly and eliminating all symptoms in thirty days. The Meyers Way can also be used preventively to improve digestion, prevent infections, and restore the body's natural balance. Whether you have Multiple Sclerosis, a gluten sensitivity, or want to protect your well being, The Autoimmune Solution has everything you need to restore your health.

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The Autoimmune Solution: Prevent and Reverse the Full Spectrum of Inflammatory Symptoms and Diseases
The #1 bestseller that offers "a ground breaking, science-based, easy-to-follow prescription. Start your journey to healing now " - Mehmet Oz, MD

Dr. Mark Hyman reveals that the secret to losing weight and preventing not just diabetes but also heart disease, stroke, dementia, and cancer is balanced insulin levels. Dr. Hyman describes the seven keys to achieving wellness-nutrition, hormones, inflammation, digestion, detoxification, energy metabolism, and a calm mind-and explains his revolutionary six-week healthy-living program. With advice on diet, green living, supplements and medication, exercise, and personalizing the plan for optimal results, this book also teaches readers how to maintain lifelong health. Groundbreaking and timely, THE BLOOD SUGAR SOLUTION is the fastest way to lose weight, prevent disease, and feel better than ever.

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The Blood Sugar Solution: The UltraHealthy Program for Losing Weight, Preventing Disease, and Feeling Great Now!

Named one of the top health and wellness books for 2016 byMindBodyGreen

Depression is not a disease. It is a symptom.

Recent years have seen a shocking increase in antidepressant use the world over, with 1 in 4 women starting their day with medication. These drugs have steadily become the panacea for everything from grief, irritability, panic attacks, to insomnia, PMS, and stress. But the truth is, what women really need can t be found at a pharmacy.

According to Dr. Kelly Brogan, antidepressants not only overpromise and underdeliver, but their use may permanently disable the body s self-healing potential. We need a new paradigm: The best way to heal the mind is to heal the whole body.

In this groundbreaking, science-based and holistic approach, Dr. Brogan shatters the mythology conventional medicine has built around the causes and treatment of depression. Based on her expert interpretation of published medical findings, combined with years of experience from her clinical practice, Dr. Brogan illuminates the true cause of depression: it is not simply a chemical imbalance, but a lifestyle crisis that demands a reset. It is a signal that the interconnected systems in the body are out of balance from blood sugar, to gut health, to thyroid function and inflammation is at the root.

A Mind of Your Ownoffers an achievable, step-by-step 30-day action plan including powerful dietary interventions, targeted nutrient support, detoxification, sleep, and stress reframing techniques women can use to heal their bodies, alleviate inflammation, and feel like themselves again without a single prescription.

Bold, brave, and revolutionary, A Mind of Your Owntakes readers on a journey of self-empowerment for radical transformation that goes far beyond symptom relief."

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A Mind of Your Own: The Truth about Depression and How Women Can Heal Their Bodies to Reclaim Their Lives
Once in a while, a book comes along that changes how you think, feel, and act every day.

In Eat Move Sleep, #1 New York Times bestselling author Tom Rath delivers a book that will improve your health for years to come. While Tom's bestsellers on strengths and well-being have already inspired more than 5 million people in the last decade, Eat Move Sleep reveals his greatest passion and expertise.

Quietly managing a serious illness for more than 20 years, Tom has assembled a wide range of information on the impact of eating, moving, and sleeping. Written in his classic conversational style, Eat Move Sleep features the most proven and practical ideas from his research. This remarkably quick read offers advice that is comprehensive yet simple and often counterintuitive but always credible.

Eat Move Sleep will help you make good decisions automatic -- in all three of these interconnected areas. With every bite you take, you will make better choices. You will move a lot more than you do today. And you will sleep better than you have in years.

More than a book, Eat Move Sleep is a new way to live.

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Eat Move Sleep: How Small Choices Lead to Big Changes

What's really going on in Hashimoto's?

This New York Times Bestseller is the result of three years of research and two years of testing by Dr. Izabella Wentz, a clinical pharmacist who was diagnosed with Hashimoto's in 2009. She combined emerging research with clinical expertise to identify and remove the triggers that caused her to develop Hashimoto's.

You may have heard that thyroid medications are the only treatment option for people with Hashimoto's and hypothyroidism, and that there is no way to halt or reverse the autoimmune process once it starts. 

Hashimoto's Thyroiditis: The Root Cause dispels that myth and shows how targeted lifestyle interventions allow the body to rebalance and halt the autoimmune process allowing the thyroid to recover.

Hashimoto's is more than just hypothyroidism. Most patients with Hashimoto's will present with acid reflux, nutrient deficiencies, anemia, intestinal permeability, food sensitivities, gum disorders and hypoglycemia in addition to the "typical" hypothyroid symptoms such as weight gain, cold intolerance, hair loss, fatigue and constipation. The body becomes stuck in a vicious cycle of immune system overload, adrenal insufficiency, gut dysbiosis, impaired digestion, inflammation, and thyroid hormone release abnormalities. This cycle is self-sustaining and will continue causing more and more symptoms until an external factor intervenes and breaks the cycle apart. The lifestyle interventions discussed in this book aim to dismantle the vicious cycle piece by piece. We start with the simplest modifications, by removing triggers, and follow with repairing the other broken systems to restore equilibrium, allowing the body to rebuild itself.

In this updated printing of a book that has sold more than 80,000 copies since 2013, Dr. Wentz shares her DIG-AT-IT approach, a systematic method that helps to identify triggers, as well as a healing protocol that tackles the triggers.

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Hashimoto's Thyroiditis: Lifestyle Interventions for Finding and Treating the Root Cause, 2nd Edition
Why Waste One-Third of Your Life Only Sleeping?

Have you ever wanted to receive wise advice about a business proposal, a relationship or a direction in life? Tonight you will have several dreams. Did you know they could contain the very advice you need?
It's true.

Join dream interpreter Cindy McGill as she shows you that sleep is so much more than just a time to rest your body. If you pay attention, you can uncover a secret weapon for success--and the keys to unlocking your full potential.
Not only is it possible to remember your dreams, but when properly interpreted, they bring guidance, hope and strength to achieve what may seem impossible. Here Cindy gives you the tools for discovering and decoding these hidden messages, including
-- how to get the most out of your dreams
-- historical and present-day examples of life-changing dreams
-- common dream themes and what they mean
-- 3 steps to discover the genuine message from your dreams
-- a quick-reference guide to common dream symbols
-- how to reawaken your dream life
Solutions to your problems can come on any given night. It's time to listen to what your dreams are telling you.
"If you read with an open heart, I trust this book will broaden your understanding of this amazing source of insight and provide answers for your life's journey. My ultimate goal is to deliver encouragement and hope so that you can live out your life with purpose and strength."--Cindy McGill
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What Your Dreams Are Telling You: Unlocking Solutions While You Sleep
The New York Times bestselling guide to hormone balance that helps women of all ages achieve increased energy, resilience, vitality, and sensuality through science-based natural therapies.

All too often women are told that feeling moody, asexual, tapped out, dried up, stressed out, and sleep deprived is just a part of being female. Or they're led to believe that the answer can be found only at the bottom of a bottle of prescription pills. Dr. Sara Gottfried, a Harvard-educated physician and nationally recognized, board-certified gynecologist, refuses to accept that being a woman means feeling overwhelmed or that popping pills is the new normal. In The Hormone Cure, she shares the unique hormone-balancing program that she has used to help thousands of women reclaim wellness, verve, and optimal health.

Combining natural therapies with rigorous scientific testing and using an informative questionnaire to identify the common causes of hormonal imbalance, Dr. Gottfried provides an individualized plan in nonjudgmental and thoughtful language. Based on ten years' study of cutting-edge medical research as a specialist in functional and integrative therapies, Dr. Gottfried's three-tiered treatment strategy includes:

-Supplements and targeted lifestyle changes that address underlying deficiencies

-Herbal therapies that restore balance and optimize your body's natural function

-Bioidentical hormones--most available without a prescription

The Hormone Cure is a groundbreaking book that demonstrates how balancing your hormones can cure underlying health issues and result in restored sleep, greater energy, improved mood, easy weight loss, increased productivity, and many more benefits. Dr. Sara Gottfried's The Hormone Cure will transform your life.

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The Hormone Cure: Reclaim Balance, Sleep, Sex Drive, and Vitality Naturally with the Gottfried Protocol

Difficult and traumatic life experiences affect our lives in unexpected ways and can even change the way we sleep. In fact, up to 75 percent of all people who have experienced abuse, violence, or traumatic incidents have sleeping problems after these events, even after all other trauma-related symptoms have diminished. If you've experienced these problems for yourself, The Post-Traumatic Insomnia Workbook is for you.

This workbook is based in cognitive behavioral therapy, a powerful approach that has been proven to be more effective over the long run than sleeping pills. Included are easy tips and techniques you can start doing right away to help you sleep better. You'll learn a variety of relaxation and sleep-scheduling skills that will help you put an end to broken sleep, the need to stay on high alert throughout the night, and sleep-sabotaging habits you may have developed. Why spend another night lying awake? Find the root cause of your restless nights and rediscover peaceful sleep.This workbook will help you: Understand what's keeping you awake at nightDe-stress your bedroom and create a safe space for sleepLearn powerful relaxation techniques for calming your body and mind before bedCope with trauma-related nightmares

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The Post-Traumatic Insomnia Workbook: A Step-By-Step Program for Overcoming Sleep Problems After Trauma
Sleep better, live longer with the groundbreaking information and step-by-step program in this revolutionary book.

Healthful sleep has been empirically proven to be the single most important factor in predicting longevity, more influential than diet, exercise, or heredity. And yet we are a sleep-sick society, ignorant of the facts of sleep--and the price of sleep deprivation. In this groundbreaking book, based on decades of study on the frontiers of sleep science, Dr. William Dement, founder and director of the Stanford University Sleep Research Center, explains what happens when we sleep, when we don't, and how we can reclaim the most powerful--and underrated--health miracle of all.

Taking us on a fascinating tour of our sleeping body and mind, Dr. Dement reveals the price we have paid for ignoring sleep--an epidemic of heart disease, 33 percent of traffic-fatigue-related accidents, and immeasurable mental and psychological disadvantages. And he offers a hands-on prescription for vibrant good health and longevity, including...self-tests to determine how much sleep you really need...the role of prescription and over-the-counter sleeping aids...the latest research on how sleep affects the immune to combat insomnia, snoring, and jet information on sleep disorder clinics nationwide, Web sites, and more.

Taking readers on a fascinating tour of our sleeping body and mind,

Dr. William C. Dement reveals the price paid for ignoring sleep--an epidemic of heart disease, traffic-fatigue-related accidents (responsible for a full third of all traffic accidents), and immeasurable mental and psychological disadvantages. Offering a hands-on prescription for vibrant good health and longevity, THE PROMISE OF SLEEP includes self-tests to determine how much sleep you really need, full information on the role of prescription and over-the-counter sleeping aids, the latest research on how sleep affects the immune system, helpful methods for combating insomnia, snoring, and jet lag, plus information on sleep disorder clinics nationwide, sleep disorder Web sites, and more.

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The Promise of Sleep: A Pioneer in Sleep Medicine Explores the Vital Connection Between Health, Happiness, and a Good Night's Sleep

Getting a good night's sleep has become a losing battle for you.

You've tried all the routines, supplements, pills, and therapies out there. You've wondered whether something might really be wrong, like sleep apnea or sleep deprivation. And you know when you put your head on the pillow at night, you have hours of tossing, turning, anxiety ahead of you.

Sleep Like a Boss takes you through the counter-intuitive secrets to falling asleep naturally and to waking up with energy. After reading this book, you'll be able to:

  • Process the anxiety and stress that prevent you from being able to fall asleep, on a chemical level,
  • Calm your breath and body to relax into sleep in a matter of minutes,
  • Develop a sleep routine that suits your schedule and lifestyle,
  • Discover which foods actually undermine your sleep and which bring sleep on faster,
  • Learn all the surprising environmental factors in your home and office that may be sabotaging your sleep,
  • And understand why your mattress is far more important than you've ever given it credit for.

Plus, this book addresses chronic conditions, including sleep deprivation, sleep apnea, restless leg, circadian rhythm disorders, chronic hormonal imbalances, and pregnancy (during and after).

As a bonus for purchasing this book, you'll receive access to the Sleep Like A Boss Membership Site with suggested exercises, shopping lists for sleep-inducing foods, power napping, and even helping your baby or toddler get a better night's sleep.

When you implement these new sleep techniques will not only show you how to fall asleep, but how to fall asleep fast. With knowledge and a plan, you'll start sleeping better right away and begin the journey toward finally becoming a good sleeper, who wakes up refreshed and energized in the morning.

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Everything you need for a solid sleep foundation.