First Aid Books

Over the years, due to my own personal health quest, I have accumulated several health books. In this post I would like to share with you the ones that I found to be the most useful, which I still reach out to whenever I have a health related question. Today, more than ever, there are so many health and diet books available in the market that it can be confusing.  For me, a good health book is a book that acknowledges the fact that we are all different and explores several options to a symptom, since what works for one person may not work for another. The following 6 books do exactly that.

If you know any other good health book I would love to hear about that.

This is my to-go-to book whenever I have a health related question or need to have a better understanding of how different herbs and supplements work. The book has two main sections. The first is an A to Z list of health conditions with explanations and recommended natural treatments. The second part is an A to Z list of supplements and herbs with information about their health contribution. I have several natural health encyclopedias and this is my favorite. I love the structure of the information and the fact that the recommended cures are rated by proven efficiencies.

This book should be on every woman’s nightstand. Dr. Christiane Northrup used her knowledge and experience as an Ob/Gyn and her personal wisdom to write this incredible informative book.  It covers many health related situations that women deal with, from puberty through motherhood to menopause. I love the way Dr. Northrup covers the different aspects of every condition: from a western medicine to a psychological and spiritual point of view. It’s very rare to find a conventional MD that is aware of the bigger picture of our existence. I've had many personal insights from this book.

My Iridologist, Kasara D’elene, told me about this book. Clinical Psychology doctor Michael J. Lincoln explains the emotional reasons behind every ailment. This book is controversial. One of my friends said that it is like reading an astrological forecast. I think this is a great book for people who are not afraid to deal with their emotions. The information is presented in a very blunt way, or as Kasara says, it’s “right in your face”. We tested it at home and found the data to be quite accurate.

These two books by nutritionist Julia Ross opened my mind to understand how delicate the chemical balance of our body is. She looks at depression from a holistic point of view, and takes into consideration diet, supplements, and sleep. When considering weight loss, Fat is not just from calories, but can be a result of so many other factors that affect us like: hormonal imbalance, low thyroid function, and unstable blood sugar. I enjoyed the way Ross spreads every subject in to many different possible suspected directions, instead of just sticking to a one solution fits all “magic” plan that so many other books are based on.

Another great book recommended by my incredible iridologist. This is not an immediate solution book, but I think it offers a genuine solution for people who suffer from unexplained extra pounds. If you have tried every diet on the planet with no results, this one is definitely worth trying. I love Lyn –Genet Recitas' approach to food and weight gain. According to her theory we gain weight because we eat food that we are sensitive to, it can even be healthy food. Her elimination diet helps every individual to find the exact foods that cause weight gain specifically for them. The first few weeks of the plan are not easy, since you start with a limited list of food and have to prepare your meals at home. In this method you go on the scale every day, if you gained weight after eating something new – it means this is a reactive food for you. This book really helped me to understand my body better.