Healthy books

I have read 3 non-fiction books about health in just 2 weeks. Sweet poisonThat’s an amazing feat for me but they were interesting and relevant so I kept going.

The one that’s doing the rounds is Sweet Poison by David Gillespie. It’s about sugar and how it has become the white death of western society. Sweet Poison does a fantastic job of explaining how sugar is involved in the demise of good health and is a classic example of corporate food technology overtaking basic healthy eating.

We have now somehow become lumbered with a health system focused on sickness rather than health and the numbers on waiting lists for major operations just keep growing. There is an old saying that goes something along the lines of, if they didn’t eat it 100 years ago then chances are it might not be good food. Wouldn’t it be cool if supermarkets could try selling more real food and stop saturating their shelves with sugar-flavoured substitutes. Try taking a 4-year old to the supermarket! It’s really hard work having to say no all the time!

But to help remember that we aren’t all subject to corporate food technology schemes and that we can actually make healthy choices for ourselves, try reading New Zealand author and healer Franchelle Ofsoske-Wyber and her book The Sacred Plant Medicine of Aotearoa . It tells of the amazing power of New Zealand native plant healing properties. You don’t have to read it cover to cover, just pick out the most relevant bits.

Try these links, or perhaps even suggest another author you have come across who knows an easy tip to staying healthy:

3 thoughts on “Healthy books

  1. Marielize Goldie 26 February 2010 / 6:22 pm

    Lovely reminder that we should learn more about what we put in our mouths! I can really recommend “Sweet Poison” as a “must read” to anybody hoping to still be surfing at seventy!

  2. kirsten donnelly 4 March 2010 / 12:00 pm

    It’s Gin and Soda for me now… seriously. I left this book lying open on the dining table hoping my 16yr old sweet-tooth daughter would take the bait. She did, we have all now read it and are steadily removing much of this insidious poison from our diet. The science is fascinating and easy to assimilate without being ‘preachey’. We shall be looking forward to dangerously clean arteries in the future.

  3. rubiescorner 30 April 2010 / 5:08 pm

    Reading is a good tool to keep you focused. Cutting out most sweets is hard, but a good idea. It makes a difference weight wise too.

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