Loving Yourself to Great Health
Affirmations, Self Improvement, Health & Healing
For decades, best-selling author Louise Hay has transformed people's lives and health by teaching them to let go of limiting beliefs and create the life of their dreams. Now in this tour de force, Louise teams up with her go-to natural health and nutrition experts, Ahlea Khadro and Heather Dane, to reveal the other side of her secret to health, happiness, and longevity: living a nutrient-rich life.
Unlike any health book you've ever read, this book transcends fads, trends, and dogma to bring you a simple yet profound system to heal your body, mind, and life that is as gentle as changing the way you think. In this book, you will learn to take your health, your moods, your energy, and your life to the next level. You will tap into the secrets Louise has used for decades to supercharge the effectiveness of affirmations and bring your body back into alignment with your mind. You will discover what nutrition really means and how to cut through the confusion about which diets really work. You will learn to hear the stories your body is eager to reveal. You will uncover techniques for longevity, vitality, good moods, deep intuition, and for meeting your body's unique healing needs at all stages of life.
At 88 years old, Louise has much wisdom to share about what it takes to live a long, happy, healthy life. We invite you to join us on a life-changing journey that will turn your life into your greatest love story.
After a few weeks of doctors, seeing my husband through a very bad spell of sickness, and finally getting a tentative diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis, Loving Yourself to Great Health was a great read for me as I tried to sort through my feelings and figure out what I wanted to implement in the future in the way of a healthy lifestyle.
The book is written by Louise L. Hay, Ahlea Khadro, Heather Dane. Of course, anything by Louise Hay is usually something I try to read, but the other two women are a big part of her life, so this was an interesting look into how Louise sees health and takes care of herself. (She is 88 in case you were not aware of that fact!)
Ahlea has worked with Louise for over 11 years and Heather for over 8 years. There is a good bio about both of them in the book.
Several Powerful Insights In The Beginning of Loving Yourself to Great Health
In the first part of Loving Yourself to Great Health, I was constantly highlighting insights that I wanted my husband to hear about after we learned about his MRI and the MS.
For instance, stress is what brought on my husband’s episode, and we both know that stress is unhealthy for an average person, but one of my highlights around chronic stress included this – “…your body cannot digest properly, your immune system cannot protect you, and your brain cannot think straight. Studies show that brains can even shrink under prolonged stress.” Of course, my husband’s brain health is on my mind, so this was something that we took very seriously, and he has decided to quit that job that causes him chronic stress and take some time to regain his health and look for something better.
One of the biggest highlights I made was – “Your body responds to changes you make with love, no matter how small.” That bit of insight reduced the pressure I was feeling to change everything right now because of my fear. Instead, I realized that I could learn from this book and incorporate small changes into our lives for better health.
In short, the first part of the book is a guide to better health. It gives you insight into loving yourself, how your body works, why you should listen to your body (and how), what kinds of foods are really healthy and supportive of good health (and which are not), and some natural home remedies to help you with various ailments.
It’s interesting because I found myself trying to recall the list of foods that were healthy the last time I went to the grocery, and I walked out of that store with a healthier haul then I’ve had for years!
The Second Part Of Loving Yourself to Great Health
The second part of the book begins with Chapter 8. This chapter is about getting started in the kitchen. I didn’t really find this chapter useful, but my husband and I cook at home often, so I guess I just already knew all of this information and have all of the recommended basics that a healthy kitchen needs. Food was my problem, not cookware.
Chapter 9 contains sample menus and meal options for breakfast, lunch, supper, snacks, and desserts. There is a five day menu suggestion if you are someone who likes to follow a menu plan instead of creating your own menu plan. There is a shopping list that includes everything you will ever want for every food and supplement you can think of, including healthy sweeteners.
Chapter 10 contains the recipes as well as some information on how to prepare ingredients such as grains, nuts, and seeds. One of the recipes, includes a recipe that Louise used as part of her healing process when she had cancer. It is essential asparagus puree.
I Recommend This Book
More and more people are suffering from diseases that have no explanation. To me, this just means that we need to pay attention to our lifestyle, including nutrition, thoughts, and exercise. Loving Yourself to Great Health gives great insight into our thoughts and nutrition, and I feel that is super important for everyone to read on their journey to better health.
We are introduced to Louise Hay, Heather Dane, and Ahlea Khadro – as in a ‘health team’ that pools resources initially to keep Louise at the top of her game, but this book soon became reality in order to help folks at large with a fuller understanding of what it takes to keep body, mind, and spirit in good health.
I was struck by the thinking behind how every thought affects the body – whether that thought is positive or negative. Thoughts affect the immune system and every organ in the body. The book includes many client stories showing the results of positive, loving affirmations. We walk through the body taking a look at where it all begins – in the mouth and touching every system and organ on its way finally ending up in the large intestine and eliminated as poop. Yes, we get a pretty comprehensive understanding of poop as well! You don’t see that often. I understood how my digestive system responds to loving food, loving thoughts, and positive lifestyle changes.
The examples of client stories all through the book provided me with people and situations I could relate to. I found the entire experience to be very spiritual, with Chapter 7 being my favorite.
I learned some new things, but much was already known to me as in the workings of a kitchen, cooking, nutrition, and healthy alternatives. I have always been at home in the kitchen. I did, however, choose about 28 of the recipes to try in the future.
I have no doubt that this in-depth look at the body, nutrition, thoughts, love and how they all work together will be priceless to many seekers, so I can absolutely recommend the read.
FTC Disclosure: I received this book for free from Hay House Publishing for this review. The opinion in this review is unbiased and reflects my honest judgment of the product.
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