Wellness Bookshelf: Nourish the Body

SPA+CLINIC discover the latest reads to nurture beauty from the inside and out.

The Mediterranean Diet Cookbook by Dr Catherine Itsiopoulos

For those serious about health and looking for a sensible, sustainable eating approach, look no further than The Mediterranean Diet Cookbook. Scientifically backed by decades of rigorously peer-reviewed research, the results of the Mediterranean diet speak for themselves. From longevity and sustained weight-loss, to the prevention of heart disease and dementia, for long, happy life of healthy eating — this is the diet to end all diets (hurrah!)

Mediterranean STORYWith over 80 recipes from Greece, Spain, Italy, and across the Mediterranean, the book features instructions on how to fast safely and effectively in addition to its myth-busting on food fads; debunking paleo and low-carb diets; and, how to combat sugar sensibly.

Juice by Liz Earle

Juice is the ultimate guide to juicing for health, beauty and wellbeing from world-renowned beauty expert Liz Earle MBE, who has been singing the praises of juicing for over 30 years. Armed with her lifelong fascination for botanicals and natural remedies, Juice is the perfect introduction to juicing and clearly explains the many health benefits — from weight loss, improving your skin and vitality, to boosting your immune system.

Juice STORYEarle also includes a directory with the nutritional lowdown on each fruit and vegetable, explains why home-made juice is so much better than shop-bought and the benefits of inner cleansing juice diets, including one- and three-day fasting and detox programmes.

Healthy Habits: 52 Ways to Better Health by Dr Cris Beer

In her book, Healthy Habits: 52 Ways to Better Health, Dr Cris Beer provides readers with an effective ‘one-habit-a-week’ approach to help achieve long lasting health. These simple yet effective habits lead to good health, lots of energy, and optimum body weight.

Healthy Habits STORYDr Cris says that the simpler you keep things, the more likely you are to stick with any changes you make. Some of the habits recommended include: Eating by the 80/20 rule and reducing mindless eating; breaking negative thought patterns; learning how to boost your immunity and metabolism; strengthening your core and keeping your brain healthy; understanding nutrition, and why you need to laugh more.

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