With more and more people putting an emphasis on their health, topics like cremations and celebrations and holistic medicine are becoming more popular in real life and consequently on the bookshelves as well. If you're thinking you'd like to learn a little bit more about the holistic approach to getting and staying healthy, or considering adopting the lifestyle, the best place to start is with a book. The following are some quick blurbs on popular books that offer you a good place to start your holistic health research.
Yoga Path to Holistic Health by B. K. S. Iyengar
If you already take classes on yoga, this book is a great place to start. Written by one of the world's leading yoga instructors, this book outlines yoga positions and practices with helpful full colour photographs as well as the health benefits of learning and practising each one. Yoga doesn't just provide you with exercise, it also stimulates your nervous system, boosts your immune system, and more. You can get your own copy of this 400+ page encyclopedia for less than $30.
Transforming the Nature of Health by Marcey Shapiro
The goal of holistic medicine is to heal in a way that honours our connections with the earth, each other, and ourselves. In this book, which is part memoir and part exploration of the philosophy of holistic healing, Dr. Marcey Shapiro presents her vision of how things should be. This is a great book for dentists in Scarborough who are wondering what this whole holistic thing is really all about or for anyone interested in the intangible aspects of the holistic way. You can get a copy for around $16.
The Practitioner's Journey by Dan Clements and Tara Gignac
More and more medical professionals are turning to the holistic approach as an alternative to traditional western medicine. If you're thinking of becoming a naturopath, this book is a great place to start. It's part memoir and part instructional manual for taking an existing health practice and converting it to a holistic medicine practice. There are practical business hints as well as spiritual guidance and is aimed at practitioners who feel they are stuck in a rut. You can buy a copy for around $23.
The Ultimate Holistic Health Book by Deborah McManners
If you don't want to read three or four books where one will do, this is the book for you. Topics covered in this book range from diet to whether to get surgery and everything in between related to maintaining your long term health, both nutritionally, physically, and emotionally. It's designed for people who are just starting out and want to create their own tailored plan. You can pick up a copy for around $12.