As I mentioned last post I like books, and I like recommending the ones that I really find helpful. So here are 5 more:
1. Good Calories Bad Calories by Gary Taubes. This is a fairly technical book but really explains well why too many carbs in our diet is really the major reason for obesity, diabetes and a host of other health issues.
2. Simplified Tai Chi Chuan by Shou Yu Liang. Tai Chi is one of the best best ways to exercise as we age. Randomized scientific studies have shown that older people who do tai chi have a much lower rate of falling. Tai Chi is also good for the bones, arthritis and overall health. It is not so easy in this area to find tai chi classes, so why not teach yourself and then maybe you can teach others. This book will get you started.
3. Face Reading in Chinese Medicine by Lillian Bridges. A fascinating introduction to an ancient Chinese diagnostic tool. My wife is a noted face reader and it is amazing what she can tell you about yourself by looking at structures and wrinkles of the face. You will also learn about the 5 Element Theory which in integral part of Chinese philosophy.
4. 8 Steps to a Pain-Free Back by Ester Gokhale. This book is mainly about good posture, and shows how indigenous people seem to have much better posture and a lot fewer musculoskeletal problems.
5. Keto Adapted by Maria Emmerich. This is an excellent book on the the ketogenic diet that tells you what you need to know to really make it work. The keto diet has been shown to help with many severe health problems ranging from diabetes to Alzheimer's to cancer. It is also a great way to lose weight and keep it off.
Monte Jackson, owner Acupuncture Center of Richmond