Christy's Non Toxic Lifestyle | Books I Love | Hormone Balance Made SimpleHormone Balance Made Simple

By Dr. John Lee
What I love about this book, is that it is a very easy to use guide to learning about hormone health,from peri-menopause through menopause. And when I say peri-menopause, one’s hormones can be out of balance as early as their twenties or thirties. Dr. John Lee was internationally known as an expert in the study of progesterone and HRT. He received degrees from Harvard and the University of Minnesota and ran a family medical practice for over 30 years. This is a great book for learning about your hormones and the importance of hormone health.





Christy's Non Toxic Lifestyle | Books I Love | The Miracle of Bio-Identical Hormones

The Miracle of Bio-Identical Hormones

by Dr. Michael Platt
This book is also a favorite regarding hormone health and education. This book is in it’s 2nd edition and emphasized the importance of balanced hormones as they relate to our overall well being and our long-term health. Imbalanced hormones can leave us with weight gain, migraines, hot flashes, low libido, ADHD, ADD, fibromyalgia, PMS and osteoporosis. Dr. Platt presents this book in intelligent and easy to understand ways. He also explains the differences between bio-identical hormones and non, bio-identical hormones. What I also like about this book is that he has received high praise and reviews from wellness colleagues, patients and other book reviewers. Be sure to check it out!


Christy's Non Toxic Lifestyle | Books I Love | Brain Foods for Kids

Brain Foods for Kids

By Nicola Graimes
Most of us are around young, developing children in some capacity so I’m really excited to share this book that I recently picked up. It’s written by an award winning nutritionist and provides wonderful, easy recipes and fascinating facts about providing children the right foods and diet for optimal learning, brain boosting and healthy habits. In addition the author points out that behavioral issues, such as ADHD have been tied to poor diets, lacking critical vitamins and minerals.

Brain Foods for Kids by Nicola Graimes is an easy to use book that explains in basic terms the importance of certain foods in a young child’s life along with over 100 easy recipes. Ms. Graimes also shares the specific food groups that create “Brain Drain” along with her list of “Off the Menu” food items that aren’t healthy for growing children. She also addresses food allergies, easy recipes for getting a child’s day going; packing the brain boosting lunchbox, creating healthy snacks,healthy dinners and brain happy sweets. Your children may never miss the sugary, additive filled foods from the past. A great book for anyone interested in boosting brain power!


Christy's Non Toxic Lifestyle | Books I Love | Eating Well In Season

EatingWell in Season: A Farmers’ Market Cookbook

By The Editors at EatingWell.
This book features marvelous recipes for healthy eating, and stunning pictures of the food. It’s one of those cookbooks that is always on the counter at my house. It offers creative ideas for using farm-fresh organic produce from early spring to late fall. The preparations are clear and easy to follow. And the results are just fantastic. The folks at Countryman Press have done a phenomenal job with this cookbook.




Christy's Non Toxic Lifestyle | Books I Love | The Joy of Laziness

The Joy of Laziness: Why Life Is Better Slower and How to Get There

By Peter Axt, Ph.D and Michaela Axt-Gadermann, M.D.
The Joy of Laziness is another book I picked up year ago. It tackles another perspectives on doing nothing as it relates to our health. The authors, present a very different take on idle time. Drawing on both scientific and anecdotal sources, the authors of The Joy of Laziness argue that the much-admired Type A lifestyle of intense exercise, frantic activity, and overwork is detrimental to health and long life. Every human being has a limited amount of life energy, they say, and the speed with which it is consumed determines the lifespan.



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