5 recommended reads – April Edition
The Natural Health Service. How nature can mend your mind by Isabel Hardman
Captivating and life affirming Isabel Hardmans book ‘The Natural Health Service’ is an expression of her own coping mechanisms with mental health though the use of exercise, the great outdoors, and nature. This book serves as an educational and inspiring guide through research and real life experience on how nature can really mend your mind. This is an uplifting read and will alter the way you see the natural world.
The way we eat now by Bee Wilson
Bee Wilson looks at the issues that the 21st century faces in regards to the food, as a society, we eat. This book will leave you questioning what we eat, where our food comes from and why we are putting certain foods into our body. It explains food in all its complexities, leaving readers with a strategy of how to eat healthy, whilst also enjoying and having a healthier relationship with food.
Wild Hares and Hummingbirds by Stephen Moss
From a superb naturalist and writer, Stephen Moss is witness to the landscape surrounding the village of Mark on the Somerset Levels as it changes through the seasons. He remarks on the first hazel catkins emerging to the swallows returning from Africa in an inspiring, personal, and evocative account.
‘Delightful’ – Daily Mail
From what is to what if? By Rob Hopkins
Catastrophic climate change, loneliness, extremist movements, food insecurity, biodiversity loss and anxiety. Rob Hopkins explores how communities have started to take efforts into their own hands through imagination and how we all need to open our minds to not falter in the eyes of what is possible.
“Big ideas that just might save the world” -The Guardian
The diet myth by Tim Spector
The Diet Myth is a new way of looking at the questions; Why do most diets fail? Why can one person eat a certain meal and gain weight, while another eating the same meal loses pounds? Tim Spector explores a host of these concerns in this book by drawing on his own pioneering research and the research of others.