Dr. Joseph Mercola
If you are interested in alternative medicine or just learning more about how to look after your body and mind then Effortless Healing is a good place to start. It's filled with useful advice to help you make sure your body is functioning at its best. Dr. Mercola's nine principles are designed to make you think more about what you put into your body and why. He also provides clear reasons for recommendations both for and against certain foods, drinks or other products.
The book begins with the first principle with is devoted to the reasons why it is important to drink the best quality water available and moves on to eating more vegetables as well as getting more vitamin D from some sun exposure. It goes on to cover how you may be able to exercise less but burn more fat while doing so. I particularly liked learning more about principle six: Let Your Gut Flourish, which gives some detail about the numerous bacteria that live in our stomach and why they play a vital role in our health. It continues with other important aspects that can affect a body's well being such as getting enough sleep, and having a good laugh.
Overall, the book is full of helpful advice on how to help your body function at it's best. I loved the fact that every principle begins and ends with a short summary pointing out the important highlights. That makes this book easy to use both during an initial reading and when using for later reference. If nothing else, I think this book will encourage readers to think more carefully about what kinds of products they are consuming and how these may either help or hinder their overall well being.
Thanks to Blogging for Books for allowing me to read this book in exchange for an honest review.