Top Wellness Book Recommendations: Prevention & Self-Care

Check out our list of top books on prevention and self-care, some from subscribers and a couple from me.  And, if you have any health and wellness book recommendations, leave them in the comments section and we’ll send you a tiny (but fun!) freebie!

Don’t Swallow Your Gum!: Myths, Half-Truths, and Outright Lies About Your Body and Health
by Aaron Carroll and Rachel Vreeman

Get the real facts when it comes to myths and old wives’ tales about your health and well-being in a fun and enlightening way.

Body Signs: From Warning Signs to False Alarms…How to Be Your Own Diagnostic Detective by Joan Liebmann-Smith & Jacqueline Egan

Liebmann-Smith and Egan created a comprehensive manual to help us all identify symptoms we may run into and how to tell if we should get to the doctor.

Your Life in Your Hands: Understanding, Preventing, and Overcoming Breast Cancer by Jane Plant

Dr. Jane Plant is the chief scientist of the British Geological Survey and a breast cancer survivor.  In her book, Dr. Plant takes the reader on her personal journey through breast cancer and the life changes she made to help heal herself and maintain her newfound health.

Take Care of Yourself: The Complete Illustrated Guide to Medical Self-Care by Donald M. Vickery and James F. Fries

Take care of Yourself allows the reader to do just that – take care of themselves.  When a medical issue arises, the book guides the reader to the “Emergencies” section to ensure it isn’t a medical emergency, then provides a flow chart which guides to a probable cause and whether a visit to the doctor is necessary or it can be managed with home care.  In addition, there are descriptions and treatment methods for over 175 health problems provided, as well.

Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers by Robert M. Sapolsky

Stanford University professor Sapolsky explains how animals in the wild suffer far less from diseases compared to the average human, which is very possibly due to the difference in levels of stress.  Sapolsky insists that, as has been proven, constant stress is incredibly detrimental to our health and that we were not designed to handle these increasing amounts of stress every day.  This book educates on the biology of stress as well as self-care to manage, relieve, and reduce stress in our daily lives.

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