Books to Nourish Body, Mind and Spirit

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style=”color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: ‘Times New Roman’, serif; font-size: 16px;”>Whether you’re interested in finding the perfect gift, or you love to read on long winter nights, take a look at some of the most popular books featured in the Optimum Health Institute Store.

To care for the body:

Alkalize or Die: Superior Health Through Proper Alkaline-Acid Balance by Theodore A. Baroody

“The countless names of illnesses do not really matter. What does matter is that they all come from the same root cause…too much tissue acid waste in the body!”

—Theodore A. Baroody, N.D., D.C., Ph.D.

An essential part of detoxifying the body is restoring an alkaline balance through effective food choices, preparation and combining.  Dr. Baroody explains it all in this comprehensive handbook for optimum health.  Is your body more acidic than alkaline?  What are the potential health issues with over-acidity?  What foods will help restore and maintain appropriate alkalinity?  Alkalize or Die answers all these questions, and also provides a 21-day meal plan and a detailed chart with an extensive list of foods, and their alkaline or acid-forming tendencies.

The Raw Transformation: Energizing Your Life with Living Foods

by Wendy Rudell; foreword by David Wolfe

With spectacular photos, detailed food preparation instructions and delicious recipes like Banana Coconut Cream Pie, Thai Noodles with Peanut Sauce, Zucchini Orange Pecan Loaf and Vanilla Almond Ice Cream with Honeyed Nuts, this book gives you hundreds of reasons to get serious about going raw.

Wendy Rudell takes you step-by-step through the benefits and practicality of transitioning your diet and your palate.  Sprouting, dehydrating, fermenting, food combining – it’s all here, along with other modalities, like yoga, meditation and breath work, to support your journey to optimum health.

To inform the mind:
Molecules Of Emotion: The Science Behind Mind-Body Medicine

by Candace S. Pert, PhD

This seminal work by the late neuroimmunologist Dr. Candace Pert changed our understanding of how the body works.  Through her decades of research and experimentation, she created empirical evidence that the body and mind are in constant communication, and each cell has a separate consciousness. 

Dr. Pert also scientifically proved the existence of seven major concentrations of consciousness in the human body, confirming the validity of the ancient belief in chakras.  With clarity and humor, Dr. Pert effectively interprets scientific data for the layperson to understand and utilize.

The Five Things We Cannot Change: And the Happiness We Find by Embracing Them 

by David Richo, PhD

As a psychologist, for three decades Dr. Richo was on the receiving end of hearing what made people unhappy.  No matter what a person’s education level, job, income, age or attractiveness was, he determined there were five truths that impact us all: (1) everything changes and ends, (2) things do not always go according to plan, (3) life is not always fair, (4) pain is a part of life, and (5) people are not loving and loyal all the time.

Instead of pretending these ‘fearful five’ didn’t exist, Dr. Richo discovered that by changing the meaning we give to these things, and embracing them instead of resisting them, we can find authentic and lasting joy.  Through inspirational examples and practical tips, he helps us navigate these shifts with grace.

To enrich the spirit:

God Spoke to Me

by Eileen Caddy

It all started back in 1953, when Eileen Caddy heard a voice say, “Be still and know that I am God.”  Guided by that higher consciousness, Eileen and her husband Peter founded the pioneering spiritual community of Findhorn in northeastern Scotland in the early 60s.  Findhorn eventually became known as ‘The Vatican of the New Age.’

In God Spoke to Me, Eileen offers the reader inspirational messages, and encourages us to trust the divine source that connects everyone and everything.  Although she died in 2006, Eileen is still considered one of the most revered and influential spiritual teachers of our time.  Facilitators at OHI share passages from the book daily with guests.

The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom (A Toltec Wisdom Book) 

by Don Miguel Ruiz

Be impeccable with your word. Don’t take anything personally. Don’t make assumptions. Always do your best. These four deceptively simple concepts are the heart and soul of ancient Toltec wisdom, and a solid foundation for living a loving, happy and grace-filled life today. 

Mexican native Don Miguel Ruiz had graduated from medical school and was a practicing surgeon when a near-death experience from a car crash completely changed his life.  He began to embrace the timeless truths of his Toltec ancestors, and embarked on a spiritual path of shamanic teaching, which included interpreting dreams and visions.  The Four Agreements gained international attention with Oprah discussed it on her television show.

Find all of these fascinating books, and meet a caring team to help you
achieve your mental, physical, emotional and spiritual goals for optimal health, at OHI San Diego and OHI Austin, TX. To order all of these fascinating books, call the Optimum Health Store at  (888) 643-7867