You know how you can hear (or read) something a million times and never have it sink in... but then you can hear is from a slightly different point of view and a light bulb suddenly goes off? There is just something about the presentation and context of a message that can make it even more meaningful and possibly life changing.
This happened to me recently while reading the book AntiCancer. I have read a long list of health, nutrition and diet books, newsletters, blogs (I may be a food blog junkie) etc in the past few years, but haven't been quite as affected by any other book. Honestly, this book was a life changing read for me. No worries, it wasn't life changing because I am sick (nope, pretty healthy overall I believe - but did you realize each and every one of us have cancer cells, they just may not be in the right environment to replicate?) but because it put a lot of the same advice I have read many times into a context that makes sense to me. A context that says "come on Colleen make some more positive changes in your life and you'll live a longer, happier and healthier life for it." Pretty darn good motivation.
I will be sure to share some of the changes and choices I am making along the way - you may start seeing more healthy cooking, exercise and green product posts. I hope that is okay with you :)
And as you can probably tell, I highly recommend this book (there is also a website). It is written by a doctor who fought brain cancer twice - his voice is clear and relate-able. The book provides a lot of technical information in a not too technical manner and offers up a holistic approach to staying healthy. Pretty darn good book for anyone and even better for someone who might be facing cancer right now - I know from family experience that many doctors don't supplement typical treatment protocols with a whole body approach to wellness. And just because it is about cancer doesn't mean it is a depressing book - it was quite the opposite for me, it was empowering.
Do you have any favorite health and/or fitness books I should put on my reading list?