Friday, January 12, 2018

#BookReview - Inspired Health Journeys

Title:  Inspired Health Journeys
Authors:  Garey Simmons,‎ Brian Sanderoff,‎ Adaina Watson,‎ Diana Siepmann,‎ Suzanne Lentine,‎ Sue Lyndes,‎ Gregory Ashby,‎ Debbie N. Goldberg,‎ Caroline Silk
Genre:  Health, Fitness & Dieting, Alternative Medicine
Release Date:  September 18, 2017

About the Book:

The human body, if taken care of properly, will last a lifetime. 

We are on a health journey from the time we are born. In this journey, there are mountains to climb, there are rivers to cross, there are lush valleys and dry deserts. Important lessons can be learned from each portion of the journey. This book is guaranteed to assist health coaches as well as health seekers. It's meaningful, practical and pragmatic, with stories of real people facing debilitating illnesses. Nine accredited health professionals from three continents, with certifications in functional medicine, health coaching, holistic pharmacology and integrative nutrition, share their best steps and keys to optimal health. Meet each author, get connected, get healthy. Your body has the ability to adapt, adjust and heal based on the environment in which it lives. 

When you were born, you were not given the Owner’s Manual for your body. This book reveals the backbone of holistic health practices and integrative ways of working with the body that can yield triumphant results. Western medicine has become adept at emergency intervention and we live longer. However, medications used to treat chronic diseases generally only seek to turn down the volume of what the body is trying to say. One medication leads to another and another to try to deal with the side effects of each additional medication.

If we are willing to listen to our bodies and work with holistic, integrative and lifestyle practices, often we can secure remedies to offset the causes of illness and find an easier path to wellness. Let’s learn to work with our unique genetic expressions and treat our bodies with the respect and love they deserve. 

Inspired Health Journeys arose from our Health Coaching support group on Facebook, “Rocket Fuel for Health Coaches.”
Each chapter is different from the rest, yet you will find commonalities throughout. It’s not repetitious but rather congruent, layer upon layer. With this book, you can begin to compile your own owner’s manual!


MEDS Paradigm and the Fifth Element
Garey Simmons shares how the MEDS paradigm and a fifth element, bio energy, can help the body to thrive.

The Essential Six are the Keys to your Genetic Expression
Brian Sanderoff teaches a 12-hour alternative medicine course at Johns Hopkins. This Licensed Holistic Pharmacist is often asked, “Which supplements are really needed?”

Get Out of the Ant Pile
Adaina Watson, an accomplished, Integrative Nutrition health coach shares her personal journey from near death with unexplained, not easily diagnosable symptoms to a complete healing and breakthrough. 

Our Bodies are Speaking, but are We Listening?
Diana Siepmann shares stories of coaching successes in following through on the clues our bodies give us looking through the lens of functional medicine.

The Cancer Caregivers’ Guide
Suzanne Lentine shares a gripping account of how health coaches and caregivers take on the battle of the most unwanted diagnosis. Her experiences have led her from personal illness to now a full-time health coach!

How To Live Your Best Life Possible!
Sue Lyndes helps us to identify the perfect storm that contributes to chronic illness. Diet and lifestyle changes can transform your health! From couch to coach!

Your Body Wants to Be Healthy
Greg Ashby is a senior researcher and shares his own story of emotional trauma and its effect on health with lessons for all.

Healing the Unhealed Healer
Debbie N. Goldberg shares her extraordinary spiritual journey that took her from a traditional licensed counselor practice steeped in the medical model to Spiritual Mentoring.

Conversations with Caroline
Caroline Silk, a mindset nutritionist, shares a series of conversations that help you implement immediate positive change into your everyday relationship with food and dieting, taking you from where you are to where you want to be.

Buy Links: Amazon 
My Review:

Inspired Health Journeys is a wonderful compilation of views from nine seasoned health coaches, ranging from information regarding prescription drugs, a healthy diet, avoiding stress, dealing with cancer and getting in touch with your innermost self in a spiritual journey. If you are at all interested in alternative medicine, this is the book for you. Even if you're not interested, this book may change your mind.

While reading, I found myself highlighting certain passages that I found particularly interesting. Did you know that the appendix really does have a purpose in your body? (page 81) Want to know what a phamacist thinks about certain medicines and that all they do is turn down the volume on what the body is trying to tell us as opposed to actually listening to what the body is saying? (page 63) And I loved Adaina Watson's story about standing in an ant pile (page 109). Sue Lyndes provides a wonderful analogy comparing the food we put into our bodies to the fuel we put in our car. (page 208) And there was more. So much more.

The book makes sense.  

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