Friday, November 16, 2012

Book review: Sustainable Wellness: An Integrative Approach to Transform Your Mind, Body, and Spirit

We're getting back to reviewing great green books and publish a weekly review every Friday. Today we have a great book to present you with:

Sustainable Wellness: An Integrative Approach to Transform Your Mind, Body, and Spirit
by Matt Mumber, MD and Heather Reed.

What this book is about?

For nearly a decade, award-winning radiation oncologist Dr. Matt Mumber and yoga instructor Heather Reed have led retreats for people facing health challenges of all kinds. Through their eight-week Sustainable Wellness program, participants have found that using simple tools consistently creates remarkable health benefits.

Whether you're looking for improved physical health, better ways to manage stress, or just a greater sense of inner peace and wellness, Sustainable Wellness offers a simple but powerfully effective plan for transformation.

You will learn how to:

  • Empower yourself to reclaim your health and play a more active role in shaping it
  • Become aware of the daily choices that affect your health and how you can transform them in a positive way
  • Let go of destructive habits and embrace new ones that enhance wellness

    Sustainable Wellness: An Integrative Approach to Transform Your Mind, Body, and Spirit combines modern scientific research with ancient methods that benefit the individual on all levels. The authors share tested techniques, personal stories of triumph, and daily exercises that will guide you on the path to sustainable wellness.

    Our review:
  • I highly enjoyed this book. The idea behind treating the cause not the symptom is one that I highly advocate for and I was so glad to see that very approach discussed in this book.  Even more so, it discusses in detail that there is more than just one fix for all problems.  The idea that you have to figure out what works best for you and your body and your health makes more sense than the one size fits all mode of operation we see in the world today. 

    This book talks about balancing all the sides of our lives in order to be healthy: Exercise, spiritual health, nutrition, stress, its all in there in easy to read and understand words. This book was wonderful in that it breaks it down into simple to digest steps. It’s not just an information dump of stuff. These authors appear to really want to provide you with real and useful ways to a better and healthier way of living. 

    It’s a short read at only 230ish pages, but it is filled with loads of information. Plus there is an interactive website and on-line group you can join to really get into the steps and the process.  I only browsed around so far through the online information but so far it looks easy to use and appears to be a great addition to an already useful product.  I truly recommend this book.  

    You can purchase the book on Amazon (it is also available in an electronic format).

    Raz @ Eco-Libris