This post contains affiliate links. Thank you for supporting Authentic Simplicity!“Nurse” should be on every mom’s resume because it’s a large part of our mommy job, isn’t it? Unfortunately, most of us don’t have the requisite degree behind the title, therefore we sometimes lack the necessary knowledge to fulfill our role.
But there’s no need to go to school and get an “RN” after your name – many, many books are out there that will help you nurse your children back to health when they’re sick, and better yet, keep them healthy all year long!
My favorite books about health and wellness focus on the nutritional aspect of things, because I believe that what we eat is key to our overall health and well-being. If you’d like to broaden your understanding of our food and where it comes from, I highly recommend the following books and authors:
1. Michael Pollan
Ok, so this is one author with many books, and not just one book. If I had to narrow it down, I’d pick “In Defense of Food: The Eater’s Manifesto“, wherein he introduces his mantra, “Eat real food. Not too much. Mostly plants.” I always recommend Michael Pollan to people who have questions about food and nutrition, because he’s a journalist who is not afraid to dig down deep to the truth. He presents the evidence he finds, draws his conclusions, and invites you to draw yours. I find him to be the most balanced author on nutrition, without swinging to one extreme or another (for example, veganism vs Paleo).
2. The Maker’s Diet
This book was pivotal for me in terms of changing my approach to “healthy” food. I realized that at least half of what was in my refrigerator and pantry wasn’t even remotely healthy when I first read this book almost 10 years ago. While I don’t agree with all of the conclusions Jordan Rubin draws in The Maker’s Diet, I do believe his main points are all accurate and his diet is one everyone should consider adopting at one level or another.
3. The Healing Intelligence of Essential Oils
Anyone who wants to make use of essential oils in maintaining their family’s health will find this book invaluable. Kurt Schnaubelt, chemist and aromatherapist, is one of the leading experts on essential oils in America, and in The Healing Intelligence of Essential Oils, he clears up all the confusion surrounding oils with solid science and historical information.
Want to see what I’m reading? I’d love to see what YOU’RE reading! Join me at Goodreads, where I keep track of books I enjoy (and even books I don’t)! I’d love a sneak peek onto your bookshelf, too.
Some blogging friends and I are going to spend the next six weeks talking all about reading… and sharing our favorite books with you! Follow our blogs to join in the discussion and find some new favorite books to love. We’ll also be chatting about our blog posts – and the books we love – in our Facebook community for women, Christian Homemaking Community.
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