I have become very interested in health over the past few months... I am so glad I found out about the paleo diet and the dangers of sugar. I can't stop researching and learning about this stuff haha. I wish I could be a holistic practitioner, but I don't have the patience to go to medical school. I don't believe you need a piece of paper with your name on it (a degree) in order to understand the human body and natural healing. What is a good holistic health book for a beginner in health?
Natural and Paleo don't necessarily get organized together. There are a LOT of natural healing protocols that are vegan, raw vegan, vegetarian, Michael Pollan-esque, zero carb, low carb, etc.
What is it you really want to learn? There are plenty of programs that offer certificates in natural healing, holistic lifestyles, nutrition etc. You don't have to go to medical school to learn!
One thought - if you live in a state that permits Naturopathic physicians, you might ask a few physicians there for their reading list. If you can't find an ND, look up natural healers in your area and see what their credentials are.
And you can always look on Amazon to see what the trending topics on health & wellness that interest you.
I've always been interested in Home Remedies, and lately I heard about a book at my yoga studio, that I ended up buying and I'm now reading through it. It's called "The Complete Book of Ayurvedic Home Remedies" by Vasant Lad. I wouldn't say it's a beginners book though, unless you have some background or interest in eastern medicine, but it's very interesting to learn about disease from a different perspective!
I also have a book on Nutritional Healing, it's a huge book, more of an encyclopedia! It's called "Prescription for Nutritional Healing".
You may also have luck just looking around online for specific topics and gathering your own 'book' of knowledge over time!
What about a program like what this school has to offer? Is less medicine focused and more healing focused.
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