Who doesn’t love a good resource? Well they can certainly add real value to your results when it comes to wellbeing and growth.
Here is a list of the resources I use. Some of them I refer to occasionally, some of them I am glued to and they act as my health and wellbeing bibles. There is a tonne (or more) of incredible, life changing info out there – so here’s some of my fave’s to get you started:
Mind, Body, Spirit
Deepak Chopra – incredible, inspiring and just so lovely to listen to. I love guided meditations to help take my mind away from my day to day and give me amazing perspective and calm. http://www.chopra.com/community/online-library/guided-meditations. I’m a big believer in the value of positive affirmations and doing a meditation at the beginning of the day sets you up perfectly.
Academy Of Yoga – I see yoga as a really valuable tool for stilling the mind, allowing the body to work hard – or gently. There are lots of different types of yoga so make sure you do what’s right for you. For me, this is just perfect http://www.australianyogaacademy.com
How to Eat, Move and Be Healthy,
This is my health bible and a really solid foundation of amazing holistic health. It is really easy to read and covers all aspects of real health. Love you Paul Chek!
Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff, and It’s All Small Stuff,
The first time I read this I was away on a weekend retreat and I totally fell in love with the gentle reminders. “Listen when someone is talking to you”. Do you ever find when you’re speaking with someone that you’re formulating your response when they haven’t finished talking? It’s incredible how much you can miss by tuning out like that. I tend to do this and these little reminders have changed how I communicate. The book is loaded with these snippets of how to be an awesome person.
You Can Heal Your Life
Louise L Hay
Change the planet – that’s what Louise has done. I got this book as a gift in 1998 and have read it…. many times. This was my spiritual development apprenticeship and is a mighty fun read, while arming you with loads of incredible affirmations to bolster your day. Hooray for Louise!
To Kill A Mockingbird
This is a childhood favourite that has never left my bookshelf. And nor will it… you can fall in love with the characters every time you read it. Most of my books are learning books, so reading for fun is as important.
Specific Health Info
Hormones and thyroid information. Dr Sara Gottfried is incredible and what she doesn’t know about hormones just ain’t worth knowing. You can also get a free (instant) hormone assessment on her site.
Headaches (associated with Lymes Disease, cluster headaches and migraines amongst others). I found out about Suzy Cohen on Underground Wellness and her depth of knowledge is amazing. If headaches are a regular part of your life, check it out.
Gluten. For more gluten info than you can poke a stick at (further to this site, of course), Dr Thomas O’Bryan is a world leader when it comes to the ‘g’ word. He is animated, passionate and educates doctors around the world about how to diagnose gluten-related conditions in their patients.
This is the defining DVD in real health. It is a life-changer and gives us all insight into what truly happens in the food and health world – and why it needs to change. This DVD showcases an amazing group of influencers who share their knowledge and wisdom – and question the mainstream. This one is a must have. Inspiring, inspiring, inspiring.
Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead
Joe Cross is your average Aussie bloke (and boy does he sound like it, crikey mate!) who is sick and nearly dead. So he takes off around America on a juicing detox and – wow – his health improves. He’s a fabulous ambassador and this is worth a watch. Don’t be fooled people, food can harm and food can heal.
Simply Raw – Reversing diabetes in 30 days
This one’s a bit of a love-hate. They take a bunch of diabetics and give them only raw food and juices for 30 days and… voila… their diabetes either disappears or is much less severe. Where this falls short, I think, is that it doesn’t really go into the ‘how’ of the program they go through. So while it’s a bit lacking in some ways, it shows you that you CAN reverse disease with food.
Hungry For Change
This is the follow-up to Food Matters. Again, it’s got a tonne of value but unfortunately they got a little experimental and lost me with the actors. If you can pretend they’re not acting, it’s got some scary facts about sugar and what it does to your body. Must watch.
On my ‘must see’ and ‘must read’ list is:
Crazy Sexy Cancer, by Kris Carr
The Omnivore’s Dilemma, by Michael Pollan
The Icarus Deception, by Seth Godin
So here is where I spend my time. When out walking or driving it’s an awesome time to be plugged in to receive…
www.undergroundwellness.com – my fave – make no mistake. Sean Croxton is a blooming genius for the information and talent he brings together
Follow these for food inspiration and life inspiration. There is some incredible information out there. How exciting that there is so much sharing going on. Not to be biased, but elana’s pantry is probably my number one foodie site for gluten free, sugar free, awesome food ideas.