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 BOOK REVIEWS

 
By Sonia von Matt Stoddard
 

NO MORE ALLERGIES
A Complete Guide to Preventing, Treating, and Overcoming Allergies

By Gary Null, PhD
   By going back to natural, plant-based healing remedies, allergy sufferers may learn to quell and delete their allergies, without the use of pharmaceuticals. Observing the individual, instead of providing a cure-all, is at the core of this philosophy. 

Starting with an examination of commonly-misdiagnosed allergy-related symptoms, and by completing some checklists, you will find yourself on your way to better health, without the maladies associated with allergies, like rashes and coughs.

This book contains comprehensive discussions about myth and truth, nutritional deficiencies, environmental factors, including the ways that allergies manifest into bonafide diseases, like arthritis and asthma, to just name two of several. 

Finally, the author provides us with ways to test for allergies, along with diet changes and many suggestions for how to cleanse and rebuild our immune system and detoxify our homes. A detailed resource guide and a list of remedies is also included.

Published by Skyhorse Publishing, this book is available at your local bookstore or www.skyhorsepublishing.com

 

ALL NATURAL
A Skeptic’s Quest to Discover if the Natural Approach to Diet, Childbirth,

Healing and the Environment Really Keeps Us Healthier and Happier

By Nathanael Johnson

  The author believes many
of us are suffering from “ecological anxiety” as a result of being bombarded with alternative medical recommendations, from avoiding contact to plastic, to buying “natural” foods, without really believing that paying more for something marked “GMO free” is going to make any difference. As medicine and knowledge of nutritional superiority improves, we have become a less healthy nation. We have fallen out of touch with Mother Nature.

There is a happy medium between hippie and high tech.  Here, we are reintroduced to some practical basics, covering birth, the immune system, nutrition, toxins, the environment and our health care in general, offering us a middle ground for staying healthy and happy, physically and mentally.  

Published by Rodale, this book is available at your local bookstore or www.rodalebooks.com

 

FLOWERSPEAK
The Flower Whisperer’s Guide to Health, Happiness, and Awakening

By Elizabeth M. Patric
  Consciously absorbing the beauty of flowers can bring you closer to a true celebration of who you are, metaphorically, and also helps us understand their healing power.  The earth is covered in flowers, plants and herbs. Some of them hold immense healing benefits for humans. Practically all of the cultures have rituals involving plants. 

By experiencing the medicine or “speak” of flowers, we are able to understand and interpret the signs that nature is providing to us on a daily basis. The author is able to describe how flower messages can be received, and includes chapters on energetic benefits of flowers, which will allow you to pick those for healing what specifically might ail you.  There is also a section on gardening and cultivating. Here you will learn how to understand various flowers’ frequencies, interwoven with your own, to enhance your physical, emotional, mental and spiritual being.

Published by Balboa Press/Hay House, this book is available at your local bookstore or www.balboapress.com

 

CONTEMPORARY SPIRITUALITY FOR AN EVOLVING WORLD
A Handbook for Conscious Evolution
By Nicoyla Christi
  As our current political, economic and social systems have recently shown distinctive collapse, people instinctively and
intuitively re-evaluate their lives by looking at the methods for achieving true peace and happiness. This author believes we are now perfectly poised to establish a new, co-creative world that reflects awakened hearts, minds, peace and collaboration.

Sometimes we need a bit of guidance to get to that next level. Included are discussions about psychological, conscious and spiritual revolution, along with the historical context for things like religion and spirituality. The book is meant to facilitate an evolutionary shift within your consciousness so you can evolve into a lasting peace, free from past negativity, allowing you to become the best incredible being that you are. 

Published by Bear & Company, this book is available at your local bookstore or www.BearandCompanyBooks.com

 

VOICES OF THE EARTH
Life Lessons from A Blue Planet

By Adam Chapuis
  The earth means many different things to people and accommodates us with seasons that we prefer or simply tolerate. Our Native Americans recognized the beauty of nature, before much of our coun
tryside was overdeveloped with buildings; however, there are still many places where society has not encroached. We hear the call of nature, but are often deaf to its richness. 

When we look at the many layers of earth’s magnificence, we are able to connect and create positive changes, instead of making the same mistakes of the past. This book is an invitation to a physical and spiritual journey of self-exploration, by becoming linked and entwined with the earth and its natural balance. Beginning with many different ways to listen, connect and view the earth, we are led into an evolution of positive consciousness.

Published by Books to Believe in, this book is available at your local bookstore or www.NewThoughtBooks.com 


 

THE ECSTASY OF SURRENDER
12 Surprising Ways Letting Go Can Empower Your Life

By Judith Orloff MD
  Dr. Orloff, a UCLA psychiatrist and intuitive healer, masterfully explores how the power of letting go allows you to achieve personal and spiritual freedom. Combining mainstream medicine and beyond, she blows apart old ideas about heath, aging, sex, power, beauty, and money by showing that surrender is NOT defeat — it is the missing key to true success. Dr. Orloff defines surrender as the grace of knowing when to flow with life rather than fighting it or pushing so hard you sabotage yourself.

This daring book is filled with a wealth of practical strategies to help you listen to your intuition more deeply and surrender to the wisdom of your body and the guidance of spirit. I especially love the section on surrendering in relationships — how to surrender to love and let go of obsessive and “delusional” relationships which stand in the way of love.

Also you’ll learn the art of setting boundaries with toxic people and practice a mantra: “no is a complete sentence.”

Published by Harmony Books, this book is available online or at your local bookstore.

Reviewed by Caroline Myss

 

I CAN SEE CLEARLY NOW
By Dr. Wayne W. Dyer
  In this revealing and engaging book, Wayne shares dozens of events from his life, from the time he was a little boy in Detroit up to present day. He relates his vivid impressions of encountering many forks in the road, taking readers with him into these formative experiences. Yet he views the events from his current perspective, noting what lessons he ultimately learned, as well as how he has made the resulting wisdom available to millions via his lifelong dedication to service.

 Wayne has discovered that there are no accidents. Although we may not be aware of who or what is “moving the checkers,” life has a purpose, and each step of our journey has something to teach us. Now, from a position of being able to see much more clearly, I know every single encounter, every challenge, and every situation is a spectacular thread in the tapestry that represents and defines my life, and I am grateful for all of it.”

I Can See Clearly Now is an intimate look at an amazing teacher, but it also holds the key for seekers on a personal path of enlightenment.

Published by Hay House, this book is available online or at your local bookstore.

Reviewed by Lindsay McGinty