Five books to help you heal yourself

There are so many books out there that will help heal your mind and spirit, but let’s start with taking the time to read ones what will heal your body and brain.

The wellness industry is taking over almost every aspect of our lives, from the products we put on our body and face to the mantras we may say into the mirror each day. Check out any TV talk show and there is sure to be a guest discussing their latest book on how to get more out of your life or how to be more productive. We are all striving to find balance and take control over our feelings, which is why this industry is thriving.

But physical health and mental health go hand in hand, and right now, there are plenty of books by doctors offering their thoughts for us to take advantage of.

How Healing Works, Lorena Jones Books

How Healing Works: Get Well and Stay Well Using Your Hidden Power to Heal
by Wayne Jonas, M.D.
Through a lifetime of caring for relatives, himself and thorough research, Dr. Wayne Jonas, a family physician and professor of medicine at Georgetown University, found that 80 percent of healing comes from finding a treatment plan that is specified to each patient using simple principles and components. He is not saying you can “think yourself into healing,” however. His work as the director of the Office of Alternative Medicine at the National Institutes of Health and as a research scientist at the World Health Organization has shown him that we can facilitate our own ability to heal by understanding how healing works and work on specific treatments that will be effective for each individual. (Lorena Jones Books, January 2018)

The Better Brain Solution, Knopf

The Better Brain Solution: How to Start Now—at Any Age—to Reverse and Prevent Insulin Resistance of the Brain, Sharpen Cognitive Function, and Avoid Memory Loss
by Steven Masley, M.D.
With a focus on combating memory loss and diabetes, Dr. Steven Masley lays out the effects of insulin resistance in the brain and how it has a direct effect on cognitive decline and memory loss. In The Better Brain Solution, Masley takes readers through a program that can help fight against diabetes, memory loss and cognitive decline by offering suggestions for brain-boosting foods and supplements—with recipes—as well as ways to assess cognitive function. (Knopf, January 2018)

The Healing Self, Harmony

The Healing Self: A Revolutionary New Plan to Supercharge Your Immunity and Stay Well for Life
by Deepak Chopra, M.D. and Rudolph E. Tanzi, Ph.D.
Deepak Chopra, the leading expert in the field of integrative medicine, and Rudolph Tanzi, a neuroscientist who discovered the genes that cause Alzheimer’s Disease, have collaborated on many breakthrough books (Super Brain and Super Genes) and released their findings concerning how our immune systems work in relation to our lifelong health. With all of the environmental factors and superbugs that currently inundate our lives, they say now more than ever it is important to take matters into our own hands for optimal health. Their book lays out a seven-day plan to have readers take a personalized path to self-healing. (Harmony, January 2018)

Dirty Genes, HarperOne

Dirty Genes: A Breakthrough Program to Treat the Root Cause of Illness and Optimize Your Health
by Dr. Ben Lynch
The genes we’re born with can be manipulated, somewhat. Dr. Ben Lynch takes a look at how some of what he calls our “dirty genes” can cause chronic problems with our health in response to our environment, health and lifestyle. He takes readers through the process of how to identify these dirty genes and “clean them up” through healthy eating, thorough sleep, stress-free living and other natural means. (HarperOne, January 2018)

The Healthy Brain, Harper Collins

The Healthy Brain: Optimize Brain Power at Any Age
by Dr. Aileen Burford-Mason
The brain is the most active organ of the body and requires ten times the nutrients that any other organ needs. Dr. Aileen Burford-Mason focuses on the nutritional demands of the brain and how the common undernourishment is making it so people are not performing at their best. In this book she offers step-by-step guidance on how to up your dietary game for optimal brain power. (Harper Collins, December 2017)