I love to slip away, find a quiet spot and bury my nose (and my brain!) into a good book.  And, some of the books, being of the health-minded that I am, are, naturally . . . health-related.  I thought I would share some of my favorite wellness books (as well as some others on my list I want to read) that you may want to crack open and pour over to learn a lot, too.

The writers are the real deal – doctors, chefs, naturopaths, researchers, and more, and a few of these wellness books might even be considered healthy living classics. Come take a look and see which health book you may want to read first and keep on your shelf at home to refer to later!


All links to the books below are in the grey box below the list.

1.  Prescription for Nutritional Healing: A Practical A-to-Z Reference to Drug-Free Remedies by Phyllis Balch

This book belongs front and center on your reference shelf to begin your quest for a more holistic answer to any of your health woes, digestive issues, or any nutritional questions you may have.  It is always a great place to start and is a no-brainer for under $8!

2. Lifespan: Why We Age―and Why We Don't Have To by David Sinclair and Matthew LaPlante

David Sinclair, Ph.D., AO, is a professor of genetics at Harvard Medical School and on Time Magazine's List of 100 Most Influential People. He had loads of tips and research to back it up on how to slow the aging process and even reverse it. These ideas you can implement starting today!

3.  Healing With Whole Foods: Asian Traditions and Modern Nutrition by Paul Pitchford

I am fascinated by Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and this popular book offers a focus on the Eastern fundamentals of acupuncture, diet, herbs, and nutrition.  It offers easy recipes to manage your imbalances as seen by Eastern Medicine, too.

4. Breath: The New Science of A Lost Art by James Nestor

Breathing is an amazing and free health tool but one we are all probably using incorrectly! Renowned author James Nestor lays this out in an easy read to get your breathing right showing us the profound effects just breathing can have on our health.

5.  The Blue Zones Solution: Eating and Living Like the Worlds Healthiest People by Dan Buethner

This is such a fun read and I love how Dan takes you through his journey of visiting the "blue zones" of the world where people seem to live the longest and are the healthiest.  Meet some inspiring people and leaders and learn all their secrets here – and it’s not only about what you eat!

6. Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones by James Clear

A wellness lifestyle is built on a foundation of supportive and healthy habits and James Clear helps us create the best ones. I subscribe to his newsletter, too, and I love how he guides us to improve the every-day!

7. Eat Smarter: Use the Power of Food to Reboot Your Metabolism, Upgrade Your Brain, and Transform Your Life by Shawn Stevenson

If you like specific plans, nutritionist, bestselling author, and #1-ranked podcast host Shawn Stevenson breaks down the science of food with a 30-day program to help you lose weight, reboot your metabolism and hormones, and improve your brain function. 


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Are you a reader like me? I would love it if you would include your favorite health reads in the comments, or, if you have read any of my suggestions, what are your true thoughts on them?


Amazing collection! I don't get time to read books, but these days I'm more into fitness and making the collection of books and apps that can help me to achieve my fitness goals. Thanks for such awesome collection.

So welcome, Mellisa! I do wish you the very best on your improved fitness journey!

They are! They are! And the authors write in such a way to make it clear and enjoyable to read. Do check them out!

These look like great resources! Can't wait to checkout Healing With Whole Foods!

Oh yes! It is a great one, Annmarie!

Oh I love this list! Im going to check out a few of these. You can never have to many book recommendations!

So glad to hear it, Autumn! Grab a few for some great summer reading.

So good to here a book review from someone like yourself. There is so many books on the market and this makes it easier to choose.

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So nice of you to say that, Kathleen! These books are jam packed with great ideas! Hope you get to take some time and choose one or two! Thanks so much for coming by and taking the time to comment.

I can't wait to look into some of these! I LOVE reading non-fiction books, especially about health!

Super, Liz! We are both health book nerds, then! Fantastic! Love that. Do pop back and let me know what you think or any favorites you have to add here!

I haven't read a lot of health books, but plan to explore this area more. Thanks for the list. #Pitstop

Glad to hear it! They can be so inspiring! I hope you can flip through some of the ones I mentioned above. Thanks for coming by and adding in here!

I think we all need to start eating more whole and natural foods… there is nothing wrong with eating a little processed foods from time to time, the problem comes from eating it all the time. I would know as when I eat very healthy I feel so much better and when I don't I absolutely feel the effects xox … Some good knowledge here xox

Most of these books listed above, Launna, provide a lot of information on the enormous benefits of eating a whole foods diet and the recipes are so easy and delicious! I hope you get to try a few!