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12 Books That Make Great Gifts for Everyone on Your List

We’ve found 12 books that make great gifts no matter who you’re shopping for. All of these have healthy mind, body and spirit in mind. Whether there is a healthy eater, spiritual and mindfulness seeker, teen reader or parent on your list, these titles will be great presents. Give a gift that lasts longer than the holidays. These books help readers become healthier mentally, physically and spiritually. Maybe there is a title that would make a great gift for YOU too. What makes this even better?  Less stress for you! You can give books as presents without leaving your computer and they arrive just in time for the holidays. » Read more..

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Recommended Readings for a Healthy Diet and Mind

These books come highly recommended by our staff and clients on cleaning up your diet to make your brain and body happier and healthier.

healthy diet and mind

Grain Brain: The Surprising Truth about Wheat, Carbs, and Sugar–Your Brain’s Silent Killers by David Perlmutter, Kristin Loberg

Renowned neurologist David Perlmutter, MD, discusses how carbs are destroying your brain. And not just unhealthy carbs, but even healthy ones like whole grains can cause dementia, ADHD, anxiety, chronic headaches, depression, and much more. Dr. Perlmutter explains what happens when the brain encounters common ingredients in your daily bread and fruit bowls, why your brain thrives on fat and cholesterol, and how you can spur the growth of new brain cells at any age.

Crazy, Sexy Diet by Kris Carrhealthy diet and mind

Crazy Sexy Diet is a beautifully illustrated resource filled with expert on an anti-inflammatory, vegetarian program that helps balance the pH of the body and repair your mind. Plus, she shares the steps of her own twenty-one-day cleanse, and simple but delectable sample recipes. Carr empowers readers from her personal healing journey from cancer to cancer free through dietary changes. Lots of great ideas for adding more greens inot your life and creative ways to get protein even on a plant based diet.

healthy diet and mindGut and Psychology Syndrome: Natural Treatment for Autism, Dyspraxia, A.D.D., Dyslexia, A.D.H.D., Depression, Schizophrenia by Natasha Campbell-McBride

Many of our clients have loved this book on the GAPS diet. New 2010 Edition with over 100 extra pages of information on Gut and Psychology Syndrome. Important information the information you need to heal a damaged digestive system. The perfect book for anyone suffering from Autism, Dyslexia, Depression, Dyspraxia, ADD, ADHD, Schizophrenia, and any other condition that has a link with gut dysbiosis. After testing for food allergies many clients rely on this book to make their new diets managable and learn about how foods can help or harm their bodies.

 

 

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Emily Roberts MA, LPC is the clinical therapist for the Neurogistics Children’s Program. She has worked with Neurogistics for over a decade. Emily is also an award-winning author of Express Yourself: A Teen Girls Guide to Speaking Up and Becoming Who You Are, Psychotherapist, TV & Media Contributor, educational speaker and parenting consultant.  Express Yourself is available at bookstores nationwide and on Amazon. To learn more about Emily click here.

 

 

 

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From My Bookshelf

Sometimes we all need a little refresher when it comes to parenting.  It can be exhausting and exciting, but overall we forget much of the knowledge we have sought out, paid for, and educated ourselves on overtime.  Even after years of education, I still have to look back at old notes or books to recall some theories or techniques.  I wanted to share some of favorite parenting books, that never get old (in my point of view), and are always helpful to my clients.  Feel free to share your favorites too!

Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child, by John Gottman, Ph.D.  Gottman relates to parents, divulging some of his own mistakes and challenges.  This book is a guide to teach parents how to raise emotionally intelligent children, with a simple five step process.  It is a easy read, that provides strategies and techniques rather than explaining issues in-depth.  Good for parents with kids of any age.

How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & How to Listen so Kids Will Talk, by Adele Farber adn Elaine Mazlish.  Classic book on communicating with kids, it gives practical strategies and tips.  Their book for Teens is great as well.  I often go back and read chapters to remind myself (as a therapist) what NOT to say to kids, what gets them to close up, and what phrases work well to get them to open up.

Parenting from the Inside Out, by Daniel J Siegel, M.D., and Mary Hartzell, M. Ed.  The authors examine how our own childhoods shape the way that we parent, and how we can draw on this awareness to become better parents ourselves.  Attachment research and neurobiology are discussed along with strategies to become the parent you really want to be.

These are just a few of my go-to favorites on my bookshelf, I have more specific book recommendations based on symptoms and diagnosis, however there are TOO many for this post.  Please add your favorites and ones that you have found helpful to your family.

Warmly,

Emily Roberts, MA., LPC

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