The new year is here and our thoughts are on making meaningful changes in our lives and within our bodies. Most of us are focusing on wellness and are now realizing there is a deep connection between mind, body and spirit. What affects one, will affect the others. With this understanding, our approach to wellness and healing has to be adjusted to include all three. We cannot work on our body and then ignore our mind and spirit, an imbalance will develop which can lead to illness. There has to be a harmonic balance between the three in order for us to feel well and thrive.
But, most of us cannot realize this balance on our own. To experience complete wellness, we need help from the experts who can share tips, techniques, strategies and natural remedies. I found two new books that offer guidance and direction on aligning our mind, body and spirit so that we can enjoy a better life this year.
The Complete Wellness book is a handy compendium that focuses on a holistic approach to healing and creating balance in our bodies from head to toe. It offers a range of expert advice from qualified and experienced practitioners in the fields of naturopathy, herbalism, nutrition, homeopathy, and aromatherapy. More people are reaching for natural remedies because they contribute significantly to our overall health and well-being.
Complete Wellness is basically divided into specific body systems but also has sections that address other health concerns unique for men, women and children. In each section or topic, a profusion of advice on herbs, essential oils, supplements, foods and recipes, therapies and lifestyle changes are offered. Plus there are little tidbits of instructive information that contribute to recovering from the health issue covered.
Get beneficial guidance on thinning hair, weak and brittle nails, skin conditions, hiccups, varicose veins, food poisoning, gallstones, colds and flu, candida, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, the croup and many, many more conditions. There is also a chapter on first aid including how to make a compress and a safety guideline chart.
There are also lots of ‘how to’ steps and advice on making, mixing, blending, diluting and storing various remedies. Illustrations and images are also shared for our benefit so we can see what an herb, food or recipe look like. The health subject and topics covered are enormous and I think it’s an ideal resource book when we’re not feeling our best.
Eat Feel Fresh
Eat Feel Fresh offers a fresh approach to the Ayurveda way of eating. It’s a cookbook that’s been updated using the Ayurveda method of healing. The author has broken some of the basic rules, but with profound effects on the whole body. As Ayurveda is a living science, it can be adapted to the individual needs of all who apply it.
Eat Feel Fresh will teach you how to eat according to your Dosha’s needs, be it warm or cooling foods. In Western medicine, each organ and body part is treated separately, whereas Ayurveda is a health system that focuses on balancing the mind and body collectively for optimal and radiant health. In Ayurveda, food can either be medicine or harmful depending on how your digestive system reacts to them.
Importantly, you’ll learn about the 3 Doshas, Vita, Pita and Kapha. Depending on which is your primary dosha will ultimately determine what kinds of foods you should eat. You’ll be introduced to each Dosha with an in-depth explanation of each. I read through each and I couldn’t figure out which type I am; I have some characteristics of each. The Multiple Doshas chapter will cover how natural it is to have a combination of all three doshas. Hopefully, you’ll be able to discern which group/s you resonate with.
Other information covered are the chakras, the six tastes of Ayurveda, the energies in food, the vibration of foods, and the eleven tenets for health. All with the goal of tapping into your intuition and connecting with your higher self for complete wellness.
All the included 100 recipes are vegan, gluten-free and will keep our bodies alkaline. There is no calorie counting, just on eating quality vegan foods that move you towards optimal health. This cookbook is divided into six different chapters, Breakfasts For Your Dosha, Six-Taste Bowls, Tridoshic Dinners, Snacks and Dips, Desserts and Potions.
The recipes look scrumptious and are made from ingredients you can find in your local grocer or health food store. Each recipe was consciously created for the three doshas and are flexible for the multi-dosha users. There are side notes on some recipes to replace specific ingredients reflective of your Dosha. The recipes are mood-boosting, digestive enhancing, detoxifying and above all they are flavorful. You won’t feel deprived because they include some of our favorite dishes like pancakes, cauliflower rice, casseroles and lots of rich desserts. Om!
Disclaimer: I received product to facilitate a review. All opinions are my own, yours may differ.