We are obsessed with educating ourselves through books.....because lets be real, sometimes you need to listen to the experts, and NOT the info flooding the internet. They are the most affordable resources that can change your life.
We always say...even if you walk away with ONE new tip or change in perspective, then that book has done its job.
Knowledge is power, SURE. But knowledge put to practice is even more powerful. If you take away a tidbit from any of these books, try to implement them into your life.
Check out some of our favorites below....
We're going to continuously update this blog with our favorite reads on ALL THINGS HOLISTIC health from food to fitness, wellness, financial health, mindset work, and everything in between!
Here's the start of the Balanced Beyars Bookshelf! Enjoy :)
📖 SLEEP SMARTER by Shawn Stevenson
He is the best, seriously, go listen to the Model Health Show podcast. Shawn tells us the 21 essential ways to sleep our way to a better body, better health and bigger success. His tips for sleeping are simple and effective (we do them all of the time).
📖 FOOD: What the Heck Should I Eat by Dr. Mark Hyman
If you are genuinely just confused about what the hell is considered “healthy” or not, this read is for you. Dr. Hyman uses science backed research to educate you on your food choices.
📖ON MY OWN TWO FEET by Manisha Thakor
This is a modern girl’s guide to personal finance and it’s changed my life. Manisha breaks down EVERYTHING you need to know about getting out of debt, budgeting and everyday finances.
📖WOMANCODE by Alisa Vitti
You’ve heard us talk about this book 1,000x and we’ll continue talking about it. This is Alisa’s first book that has empowered us to come off synthetic birth control, become hormone health specialists and continue to promote #balanced healthy hormones. This is a MUST READ if you are a woman.
If you want to get pregnant at some point in the near future, if you are currently pregnant, or if you're healing postpartum, get. this. book. I used it as a guide for my entire pregnancy, which can be such a super confusing time when it comes to your diet. Lily breaks it down without the fluff, and tells you what to eat & why (for you and the baby!). Everything is backed by science 100%.
📗 ”HEALING PCOS" by Amy Medling
This book is amazing for anyone struggling with PCOS, one of the most common endocrine disorders found in women (over 100 million in the world actually - @alainarcross being one of them). While you can't cure PCOS, you can massively reduce your symptoms based on how you live your life... this book is crucial because it provides a 21-day diet and lifestyle plan to do it. So many recipes from this book to help you manage your blood sugar. (Join her online community PCOS DIVAS for support!)
📗 ”FIX YOUR PERIOD" by Nicole Jardim
This is a new release, but the author Nicole Jardim has been a hormone GURU for a long time and she is legit for all your period problem needs. This book is all about helping women to listen to their body’s hormonal symptoms and get their cycle back on track through diet & lifestyle. It's great read if you have PMS, PCOS, irregular periods, painful periods, endometriosis, fibroids, or other issues. make sure you go follow her and listen to her podcast (The Period Party).
📗 ”WHOLE FOOD COOKING EVERYDAY" by Amy Chaplin
I've recently had a cook book obsession. Having tangible recipes in front of me while I'm cooking -- as opposed to having my phone open -- is a game-changer (plus they look real purdyyyy on a coffee table). And with info overload on the internet, we all need something SIMPLE. From nut mylk recipes to how to properly roast veggies, this cook book makes it simple for you to eat real whole foods, and how make them taste so good!
More to come!