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The life-changing books I'm reading now

I'm not into novels--and don't know if I've ever been. I'm into what I like to call 'self-help investigative health mysteries', my own moniker for books about how each of us can better our own health and our own lives. I keep these books on my bedside table and read a few pages every night before bed, even if it's just for 5 minutes. Recently, I finished Anti-Cancer: A New Way of Life--in which author and brain researcher David Servan-Schreiber details his life-altering recovery from brain cancer. What's most fascinating about this book is the compelling research about how each one of us can--and should--change our diets and our lifestyles so that we can all be cancer free. Now, I'm engrossed in The Unhealthy Truth: How Our Food is Making Us Sick--and What We Can Do About It, by Robyn O'Brien--a mom of 4, who learned about what's in our food today because of allergies her children developed. This book details what she discovered through diligent research...and I have to tell you, whether you have kids or not, this book is an absolute must-read. (But, be prepared to be shocked by the facts she details about the U.S. food supply.) The one I'm always reading bits and pieces from--depending on my own health or that of my family--is Prescription for Nutritional Healing by Phyllis and James Balch; this is like my bible for healthy living! I have a few others to read as you can see by my bedside stack...

One daily change: Be your own best health advocate; read as much as you can to educate yourself about the things you can do to be stronger, have more energy, and live disease free.


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