Having healthy glowing skin has its benefits. After all, it is our body’s protection against germs and bacteria that could cause infection. It also regulates our temperature when the environment becomes too hot or too cold. Therefore it is but right that we do what we can to keep it healthy. Here are great books that you can read in order to keep it at is optimum health.
The Skin Commandments: 10 Rules to Healthy Beautiful Skin by Dr. Tony Nakhla
Written by a board-certified dermatologist, this book is an easy read about keeping your skin good looking and healthy. It covers topics like essential foods to eat in order to improve your skin health and at the same time the importance of hydrating inside and outside. These topics can also help with the prevention of stretch marks which is great. Who wants stretch marks after all. With this book the reader will know how to choose the right skincare products, reduce signs of aging and also how to detect skin cancer and how to prevent it.
Beautiful Skin Revealed: The Ultimate Guide to Better Skin by Dr. Paul M. Friedman, Dr. Joy Kunishige and Dr. Kristel Polder
The book is a great read if you are dealing with skin-related problems like birthmarks, spider veins, acne scars and other conditions. Each of these conditions were explained in the book including the treatment. There are also stories shared by patients who went through the treatment. A good read for people who want to learn more about keeping your skin beautiful by doing more than just following a regular skin care regimen.
The Cellulite Solution: A Doctor’s Program for Losing Lumps, Bumps, Dimples and Stretch Marks by Dr. Howard Murad
The book was written by the founder of Murad Skincare, Inc. who specializes in dermatology. It covers the condition that most women dread the most – cellulite. What caused it and how to correct this condition is explained in this book. Aside from that, the book has a bonus program that aims to reduce stretch marks providing readers with a detailed nutrition plan, recommended supplements and advice on external skin care.
Becoming a new parent can be exciting and scary at the same time. You are about to go into a whole new journey that you don’t really know much about. Here are three must-have books that will help you get through it.
What to Expect the First Year by Heidi Murkoff
From the same author of the book What to Expect When You’re Expecting, this book is a comprehensive guide on what you can expect to happen with your baby on his or her first year. It tackles milestones, growth and sleep strategies. Aside from that you can also find tips such as how you can give your baby a bath or how to interpret your baby’s cry. Most importantly it covers issues such as safety, vaccines, illnesses and SIDS. This book is actually one of the world’s best selling books and a great read for parents.
The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding by La Leche League International
Breastfeeding is and has been the most healthy way to nourish your baby. What better way to give your baby the best start in life than to give your baby the best nutrition. This book is a bestselling guide to breastfeeding. It covers all aspects of breastfeeding from the time you prepare for it during pregnancy to nursing positions and how you can express and store breast milk. There are also illustrations in the book that new moms will find very helpful. The book tackles breastfeeding concerns such as nursing multiples, premies and nursing after delivery complications.
The Expectant Father: Facts, Tips and Advice for Dads-to-Be by Armin A. Brott and Jennifer Ash
Of course we do not want to forget the dads. When a mom is pregnant, the dad is equally anxious and excited too and this book is perfect for them. It covers the emotional, physical and financial changes that a new father may experience from his partner’s pregnancy and onwards. It is an informative book that contains tips and inputs from different experts in the field of psychology, sociology and obstetrics.
You can’t get thin by reading a book. You may be burning calories if you are reading a book after a rigorous strength training but you cannot lose weight just by doing that. However, what you can get from books are new ideas, concepts and new ways of finally shedding off that unwanted pounds.
Here are our top 3 weight loss books that you too should get a hold of.
Thin for Life, by Anne M. Fletcher, M.S., R.D.
If you have tried all kinds of diet and nothing seems to work, this book is designed for you. It explains why some manage to lose weight and keep it off and why some people gain it back after a few weeks. It does not guarantee any short-term results. Instead it focuses on how you can change your eating habits so you can consistently keep off the unwanted weight. The book also includes several advice on how one could overcome challenges such as binge eating or emotional eating.
The Step Diet Book, by James O. Hill, Ph.D., and John C. Peters, Ph.D., with Bonnie T. Jortberg, M.S., R.D.
This book focuses on cutting down the food portions by 25% and take 10,000 steps a day, tracking them with the use of a pedometer that comes with the book. The good part is you still get to enjoy the foods that you love and because of the pedometer, you are more aware of how active (or inactive) you are and therefore it pushes you to do even more.
Eat to Live, by Joel Fuhrman
The book talks about toxic hunger and how food addiction leads to weight issues. There are recipes and menus included in the book that you can use. By following the plan which is in the book, you will not only lose weight but your blood pressure and cholesterol level will improve without taking any medications.