We Love Referrals
If you know someone that would benefit from a visit to our clinic, refer them and we will gift you with a book. We have put together a selection of health and wellness books to choose from.
Breathe by Dr Belisa Vranich
Insomnia? Gone. Anxiety? Gone. All without medication. Unpleasant side effects from blood pressure pills? Gone. A cheap and effective way to combat cardiovascular disease, immune dysfunction, obesity, and GI disorders? Yes. Sounds too good to be true? Believe it.
Contemporary science confirms what generations of healers have observed through centuries of practice: Breath awareness can turn on the body’s natural abilities to prevent and cure illness. The mental and physical stresses of modern life, such as anxiety, frustration, sexual dysfunction, insomnia, high blood pressure, digestive woes, and immune dysfunction can all be addressed through conscious control of your breath. In addition, it can increase energy, accelerate healing, improve cognitive skills, and enhance mental balance.
Yet most of us stopped breathing in the anatomically “right” way, the way to take advantage of these benefits, when we were four or five years old. We now mostly breathe in a way that is anatomically incongruous and makes for more illness. Dr. Vranich shows readers how to turn back the tide of stress and illness, and improve the overall quality of their life through a daily breathing workout. In a fascinating, straightforward, jargon-free exploration of how our bodies were meant to breathe, Dr. Belisa Vranich delves into the ins and outs of proper breathing. By combining both anatomy and fitness with psychology and mindfulness, Dr. Vranich gives readers a way of solving health problems at the crux and healing themselves from the inside out. BREATHE is an easy-to-follow guide to breathing exercises that will increase energy, help lose weight, and make readers feel calmer and happier.
Breathing for Warriors by Dr Belisa Vranich and Brina Sabin
Dr. Belisa Vranich’s ground-breaking second book teaches the science, techniques, and benefits of breathing correctly and efficiently for warriors in all walks of life. People are less in touch with their bodies–and especially their breathing–than ever before. Ironically, athletes and others who pride themselves on taking care of their bodies actually put themselves at greater risk. Why? Because they’re asking their body to take on next-level demands, but failing at life’s most essential skill: efficient breathing. Proper breathing is the world’s most powerful biohack. Learning it will help you feel better, avoid injury, and perform at your very best (including in bed!). Champion gladiators, master martial artists, even spearfishers all had one thing in common: efficient breathing to achieve flawless execution. An elite few still understand: Navy SEALs who need to make the perfect shot, super-elite weightlifters who truly understand how to harness and channel their energy, free-divers who can spend seemingly impossible amounts of time underwater, and high-profile execs who keep calm before multi-billion-dollar presentations. You can learn their secrets. From the corporate athlete to the tactical ninja, Breathing for Warriors is a practical, science-forward book that focuses on everything related to breathing and performance–from muscles and workouts to an impenetrable inner game.
Simply Living Well by Julia Watkins
Simply Living Well is a beautiful and timely motivational guide to living well sustainably and reducing our footprint for the generations to come.
Author Julia Watkins shares rituals, recipes, and projects for living simply and sustainably at home. For every area of your household – kitchen, cleaning, wellness, bath, and garden – Julia shows you how to eliminate wasteful packaging, harmful ingredients, and disposable items. Practical checklists outline easy swaps (instead of disposable sponges, opt for biodegradable sponges or Swedish dishcloths; choose a bamboo toothbrush over a plastic one) and sustainable upgrades for common household tools and products. Projects include scrap apple cider vinegar, wool dryer balls, kitchen bowl covers and cloth produce bags, non-toxic dryer sheets, all-purpose citrus cleaner, herbal tinctures and balms, and more, plus recipes for package-free essentials like homemade nut milk, hummus, ketchup, salad dressings, and veggie stock.
In 2017 Julia started her Instagram account, @simply.living.well, sharing her recipes, projects and thoughts around sustainable healthy living, inspired by wisdom rooted in traditional cultures and that of her own grandparents. Based on her hugely popular Instagram account, Julia’s book, Simply Living Well, is a comprehensive collection of her extensive yet accessible knowledge on sustainable living. Complete with her unique inviting aesthetic, it’s for every parent, millennial or anyone who cares about the health of of the planet we live on.
About the Author
Julia Watkins is a mother and maker who creates and writes from her home in Chicago. A lifelong lover of the natural world, Julia has a graduate degree in conservation science and policy and has worked in environmental and natural resource management for most of her life. Along with her husband, Scott, Julia co-founded Lookfar Conservation in 2016, a nonprofit that supports conservation and restoration projects in Africa and Latin America. Julia hosts the popular Instagram account @simply.living.well, where she shares about living simply and sustainably.
She also writes for magazines, including a recent piece on sustainable crafting for kids for House of Huckleberry and zero-waste, plant-based recipes for Plants are Magic.
This Small King By Lauren J Streifer
A warm, thoughtfully illustrated story that teaches children how kindness can transform your land.
There was once a king who had everything he ever wanted… Ice cream, a magical moose, and playtime whenever he likes! Until an accident occurs and the king starts to wonder: Has he taken his kinghood a little too far?
The Small King uses strong, colourful, and expressive imagery with enjoyable rhyming verses that encourage the beauty of kindness. This charming and innovative story will spark conversations and inspire children towards positive behaviours.
For ages 2-6
The Art of Wellbeing by Meredith Gaston
The new illustrated collection of inspirational meditations, inspiring words and plant-based recipes from bestselling author Meredith Gaston.
Building on her uplifting philosophy of thankfulness and gratitude for what we have and enjoy, Meredith shows us how to live well and enjoy a healthy life in her highly anticipated new book, The Art of Wellbeing.
Divided into four chapters – Nourish, Comfort, Energise and Blossom – Meredith takes the reader on a beautiful journey to find peace, calm, vitality and healthfulness. Through restorative, plant-based recipes, meditations, yoga practice and other healthful ideas, this book draws on nature to guide us to good health in both mind and body. Meredith’s whimsical, heartfelt illustrations bring these ideas to life, animating a mind-set of happiness and sensitivity, and finding beauty and magic in your daily routine.
This is a beautiful gift or self-purchase for anyone looking to find the magic in everyday life.
Stretching and Flexibility by Kit Laughlin
Stretching & Flexibility is one of the best-known books addressing the subject of how to make yourself more flexible, how to become more mobile, and how to move better. It is based around 16 lessons which begin with simple spinal movements. The second edition has two major new exercises compared to the first edition. As well, the book provides a URL (to our inexpensive pay download channel) to the full video stream of the S&F “DVD Update” (1.5 hours of high-definition video); there are many new additional exercises and variations of exercises there.
Stretching & Flexibility presents 100 exercises, with detailed instructions and Cues. Each exercise has a minimum of three photographs, and there are many anatomical illustrations, too. Beginner’s, Intermediate, and Advanced versions of exercises are shown. There are groups of exercises organised by sport or activity.
The author is a researcher and presenter in this area, and he teaches internationally. He is also the author of Overcome neck & back pain, a best-seller in this area. He has a Master of Letters degree, awarded by the Science Faculty of the Australian National University in 1992. He was granted an Australian Post-Graduate Research award for PhD research; back pain was the key case study.