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Better Choices for a Better Me - Reading List

Rather than load the back of the book 'Better Choices for a Better Me' with references that will go out of date, I decided to provide a place where you can find the right information and the latest publications to support you in the most valuable journey you can take; the path of optimum wellness and happiness.  

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Peace of Mind Meditation: Pure and Simple

Ian Gawler is one of the nicest people I have ever encountered and oozes the peace that is a product of is mindfulness and meditation practices.  His encounter with terminal bone cancer and the strategies he used can be found in 'You can conquer Cancer'

Your Body's Many Cries for Water

Dr Batmanghelidj uncovers a great medicine that goes unrecognised in most chronic conditions; water.

The China Study: Revised and Expanded Edition: The Most Comprehensive Study of Nutrition Ever Conducted and the Startling Implications for Diet, Weight Loss, and Long-Term Health

The China Study by T Colin Campbell has been a world changer, the key foundation of the research science that supports much of the lifestyle medicine of the 21st century.  Featuring in the movie 'Forks over Knives'.  A science heavy read that is worth picking your way through for validation of your 'Better Choices for a Better Me'

How Not To Die: Discover the Foods Scientifically Proven to Prevent and Reverse Disease

One of the most influential reads for guiding you to evidence based decisions on what to include in a top 12 foods list while explaining what foods to avoid while doing our best to dodge an early demise through lifestyle related disease. A fantastic and amusing read. Also subscribe to Dr Gregor's for regular research updates on a huge range of health topics.

The Mcdougall Program: Twelve Days to Dynamic Health

Dr John McDougall MD put this book forward to me as the first one to promote.  He is a master researcher and has a wealth of clinical, group programme and presentation results to validate his position on human wellbeing and prevention of chronic illness. His site has a wealth of recipes and valuable content

Dr. Neal Barnard's Program for Reversing Diabetes: The Scientifically Proven System for Reversing Diabetes Without Drugs

Dr Neal Barnard is the founder and head of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, who has become one of the most influential public health figures in the USA. His latest study on the reversal of Diabetes and the programme outlined in this book is potentially life changing for a growing number of western style people. The secret is, the same diet that stops and reverses diabetes, it the same diet to stop and reverse heart disease, many cancers and a raft of chronic health issues.   

Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease: The Revolutionary, Scientifically Proven, Nutrition-Based Cure

Dr Caldwell B Esselstyn Jnr was one of the ground breaking researchers in the area of halting and reversing the progress of advanced cardiovascular disease.  Like the work with diabetes, his strict regime was clinically proven to turn heart disease around, the only dietary intervention shown to prevent and stop the biggest killer of people in western societies.  This should be the first approach offered by specialists and would save taxpayers a fortune in medical expenses.

Undo It!: How Simple Lifestyle Changes Can Reverse Most Chronic Diseases

Dr Dean Ornish presents a truly wholistic approach to the reversal of chronic disease, along with Esselstyn, they turned Bill Clinton's health prospects from more surgery and imminent heart attack to a slimmer, healthier and energetic Bill.  Dr Dean Ornish recognises and teaches the strategies required to not only reverse disease, but how to live a happier and lower stress life.

Happy for No Reason: 7 Steps to Being Happy from the Inside Out

If you ever wanted to explore the mechanism of happiness and how to become more mindful in your approach to enjoying life more, Marci Shimoff book 'Happy for no reason' is a good place to start.  Lots of easy and practical ideas that you can choose to implement today.

Happiness: A Guide to Developing Life's Most Important Skill

Buddhist philosophy on happiness is a key component in building an understanding of the mindful steps in our thinking life required to reduce stress and experience more happiness. Richard explores in detail these principles and how to apply them.  

Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway: Dynamic Techniques for Turning Fear, Indecision, and Anger into Power, Action, and Love

Susan Jeffers made a huge impact with her book, 'face the fear and do it anyway', although not a late text, the principles and the steps to employ are still powerfully relevant.