Welcome to the last home holistic health reference guide you’ll ever need to buy. “The Home Reference to Holistic Health & Healing” by Brigitte Mars and Chrystle Fielder could have easily without exaggeration been called “The ULTIMATE Home Reference to Holistic Health & Healing”. Mars and Fiedler not only put together a reference manual, but also a guide to living a healthier life. Honestly I’m not sure why you’re still reading, you should already be buying the book. However if you’re still hanging around I might as well tell you a little more about “Holistic Health & Healing”.
When I was first contacted about this book I assumed this was going to basically be a big dictionary, or encyclopedia, whichever reference manual better suits the subject matter. Color me surprised when “Holistic Health & Healing” showed up and I found that instead of a dry list based book Mars and Fielder divide the book into conditions that can affect your ability to be happy and holistic ways to treat yourself for those conditions.
For instance the first one is stress. They start out talking about stress in general and how your body reacts to it. Next, nourish your body with nutrients including foods to eat and avoid. That’s followed up with herbal stress relief which mentions things such as chamomile “being a gentle relaxant that tones the nervous system”. They discuss adrenal health which can suffer from chronic stress. Then there is aromatherapy, homeopathy, deep breathing, meditation, yoga, the Relaxation Response, “The Power of Now”, gardening, walking, a slow hobby, journaling, massage, reflexology, acupressure, and 43 other tips. I assume now you see why I call it ultimate! And it’s like that for easing anxiety, enhancing mood, resting easy, boosting brain power, maintaining a healthy weight, increasing energy, improving immunity, reducing chronic pain, recovering from grief and trauma, and cultivating joy and happiness.
Of course I like the scads of information the authors provide. I also appreciate any holistic health guide that encourages the reader to seek professional medical attention for many symptoms. Author Brigitte Mars also wrote the book “Rawsome: Maximizing Health, Energy, and Culinary Delight with the Raw Food Diet”, so when it comes to dietary issues “Holistic Health & Healing” recommends a raw foods diet. Personally, if I was going to take that kind of dietary shift, I would talk to a professional nutritionist or my doctor first. Just saying. I also want to remind readers to take care when sourcing supplements. It wasn’t that long ago that we learned many herbal supplements were filled with fake ingredients.
“The Home Reference to Holistic Health & Healing” by Brigitte Mars and Chrystle Fiedler is a powerful manual. Make it your first, and last holistic health book purchase today.