What I am reading — January 2016

Digestive health, immune system, how to manage stress, mental health, and many more.
Digestive system contains more than one million neurones, identical to those in the brain and is responsible for producing 90% of the body’s hormone, serotonin, the all-important hormone which makes us feel happy and full of wellbeing. It follows that, if our stomach is “out of sorts” we feel irritable and lacking in energy; and those feelings block our intellectual productivity, disorientate us and completely change our thought patterns and physical processes.
A must-read for everyone with autoimmune disorders. Dr. Blum provides detailed explanations for how immune system works, tests needed for self-diagnosis, questionnaires, and personalized treatment plans, as well as recipes. Dr. Blum shows how to treat autoimmune disorders in a holistic way, addressing root cause of the condition.
The Stress Cure will empower you to take back control and live a healthier, more balanced life. Authors suggest a unique blend of practical solutions that include: Uncovering your stress triggers and stress response, Learning how to reframe negative beliefs, Effective time management that includes relaxation and fun, Beating the sugar and stimulant trap, discover the key nutrients for energy and resilience.
Dr. Holland offers tried and tested alternatives to help keep the moods under control, making exhaustion and low sex-drive a thing of the past. From the meds you can trust to those you can’t, from the foods you should be eating, the healthy behaviours you should be practising and the herbal remedies that actually work. Moody Bitches is the life-changing self-help book for women and those who love them.
Learn how to create abundance by: Focusing on what you want in your life and not on what you don’t have. Seeing yourself as wealthy not poor. Visualising yourself as enjoying the object or lifestyle that you dream of. Abraham’s powerful techniques will teach you what prosperity truly is and enable you to use the Law of Attraction to bring this energy into your own life
Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride set up The Cambridge Nutrition Clinic in 1998. As a parent of a child diagnosed with learning disabilities, she was acutely aware of the difficulties facing other parents like her, and she has devoted much of her time to helping these families. She realised that nutrition played a critical role in helping children and adults to overcome their disabilities, and has pioneered the use of probiotics in this field. Her willingness to share her knowledge has resulted in her contributing to many publications, as well as presenting at numerous seminars and conferences on the subjects of learning disabilities and digestive disorders. She believes that the link between learning disabilities, the food and drink that we take, and the condition of our digestive system is absolute, and the results of her work have supported her position on this subject. In her clinic, parents discuss all aspects of their child’s condition, confident in the knowledge that they are not only talking to a professional but to a parent who has lived their experience. Her deep understanding of the challenges they face, puts her advice in a class of it’s own.