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The Library has many (many, MANY) books, DVDs, Audiobooks and eMedia titles to help you achieve physical, mental, spiritual and emotional health. Here are just a few to get you started, please check our catalog or ask a librarian to help you find more.
|The Science of Positivity: Stop Negative Thought Patterns by Changing Your Brain Chemistry by Loretta Graziano Breuning|
Learn the scientific benefits of positivism!
Sometimes it's easiest to look for the worst in every situation--our brains have evolved to scan for problems in order to help avoid them. But you can transcend this natural negativity--if you know how.
In just minutes a day for six weeks, you will build new pathways to see the world in new ways. Frustration is an inevitable part of life, but rather than using cynicism to manage frustration, you can rewire your brain to get beyond it.
|The Eat Fat, Get Thin Cookbook: More Than 175 Delicious Recipes for Sustained Weight Loss and Vibrant Health by Mark Hyman, MD|
The companion cookbook to Dr. Hyman's revolutionary Eat Fat, Get Thin, with more than 150 delicious, nutritious, heart- and waist-friendly recipes.
Dr. Hyman's Eat Fat, Get Thin radically changed the way we view dietary fat, and proved that the key to losing weight and keeping it off is to eat ample amounts of good fats. Now, Dr. Hyman shares more than 150 mouthwatering recipes to help you incorporate these good fats into your diet and continue on your path to wellness. With easy-to-prepare recipes for every meal--featuring nuts, coconut oil, avocados, and lots of other superfoods you thought were "off limits"--you can achieve fast and sustained weight loss. Your health is a life-long journey, and The Eat Fat, Get Thin Cookbook helps make that journey both do-able and delicious.
|Breathe: The Simple, Revolutionary 14-day Program to improve Your Mental and Spiritual Health by Belisa Vranich|
BREATHE is a groundbreaking look at a health topic we have all taken for granted. In a fascinating, straightforward, jargon-free exploration of how our bodies were meant to breathe, Dr. Belisa Vranich delves into the ins and outs of breathing. In the first book of its kind, BREATHE offers readers an intuitive correcting of a widespread health issue. By combining both anatomy and fitness with psychology and mindfulness, Dr. Vranich gives readers a way of solving health problems at the crux and healing themselves from the inside out. All through the simple act of breathing.
This title is also available as an Audiobook.
|If Our Bodies Could Talk by James Hamblin|
By the senior health editor for The Atlantic, this is the conversation you wish you could have with your doctor—a witty and friendly overview of topics from sex and aging to wellness and nutrition
How much sleep do I really need? Are we meant to eat meat? Should I worry about cell phone cancer? Can I boost my immune system? With this book, James Hamblin, the creator of The Atlantic's most popular video series and "the most delightful MD ever" (Buzzfeed), takes on those health concerns that never seem to go away.
James Hamblin has conducted dozens of interviews with scientists, researchers, and medical professionals to address questions that range from the paranoid to the practical, while considering the larger, often overlooked issues beneath the surface, such as affordable healthcare, homelessness, and the environment.
|The Engine 2 Seven-Day Rescue Diet: Eat Plants, Lose Weight, Save Your Health by Rip Esselstyn|
When Rip Esselstyn published The Engine 2 Diet in 2009 he had no idea that it would be the start of not just a new career, but a healthy eating revolution that is taking America by storm.
Former world-class professional triathlete and the son, grandson, and great-grandson of renowned physicians, Rip Esselstyn created The Engine 2 Diet to help his fellow Austin, Texas firefighters lower their cholesterol. The New York Times bestseller has helped hundreds of thousands of readers improve their health markers and lose weight.
|Goop Clean Beauty by The editors of Goop ; forward by Gwyneth Paltrow|
Written by the editors of Gwyneth Paltrow's lifestyle collective, goop, this must-have beauty bible will shed a definitive light on topics such as what to eat, the importance of sleep, the power of antioxidants, and the impact of exercise, while offering tactical advice for skin issues and acne, as well as clean makeup product suggestions. Readers will also find beauty tutorials from some of goop's expert makeup artists and hair stylists. Goop Clean Beauty will feature delicious skin-boosting recipes and 100 gorgeous photographs of real women, and of course Gwyneth and other goop friends and family, all of whom will share their own secrets, routines, and beauty rituals.
|The Living Clearly Method by Hilaria Baldwin|
Demonstrates the author's method of blending purposeful movement with conscious breath to achieve health and wellness, including tips for incorporating breathing exercises, yoga, and meditation routines into everyday life.
Also available as an eBook via hoopla.
|Books for Living by Will Schwalbe|
The best-selling author of "The End of Your Life Book Club" presents a highly personal celebration of reading, sharing impassioned recommendations for specific books that can offer guidance through daily life.
|The Wellness Mama Cookbook by Katie Wells|
The creator of the popular Wellness Mama blog and website shares more than 200 simple recipes and time-saving tips that center on healthy real foods that can be prepared in a minimum of time.