I have just read Dr Libby Weaver’s new book “Beauty from the Inside Out” and consider it to be one of the best books I have ever read. I strongly recommend you read it.
Do you suffer from constant fatigue, do you have dull or problematic skin, can’t shed your weight despite exercising and reducing your food intake, is menstruation or menopause taking its toll, are you irritable, lack energy, have endometriosis, stressed, overwhelmed, irregular bowel function, dark circles under your eyes, brittle nails, eczema, dry eyes, hair falling out or is it extra dry & brittle, dandruff or flaky scalp... to name a few.
If you’re nodding to any of these (and this list is by no means exhaustive), then Dr Libby’s book is a MUST read for you. It’s even a must read if you don’t identify with any of these things but would like to enhance your overall health, wellbeing, beauty and outlook on life.
We are inundated with information about ‘you shouldn’t do this and that, you should eat this and not that, drink this and not that’, etc. Personally I’m sick of it, and also find some of the information conflicting. For the first time, I have found someone that has explained to me the reasons ‘why’ I should do this and not that. Dr Libby explains the inter-connections of your body functions and the impacts of not eating or drinking well, stress overloads and many other things we do in our daily lives. It is by no means a lecture; Dr Libby just tells it like it is leaving it up to you to decide what’s best. As an example, for the first time ever, I am now consciously reducing my alcohol intake because I now know it is one of a number of things that causes my constant fatigue! Yes I lead a busy life, yes I am getting older but I want more, I don’t want to put up with the fatigue.
It was as if Dr Libby had written the book just for Lisa Lyford - how did she know all these things about me! Well Lisa Lyford, you are not alone; there are hundreds and thousands of women just like you coping with the pressures, stresses and ways of modern day life.
Dr Libby offers some sound and practical advice for helping you get your “shine” back. Many of her recommendations are FREE and easy to do. Take breathing for example; I had no idea how important diaphragmatic breathing was - deep, slow breathing moving your abdomen in and out with each breath and release. Good breathing has many health benefits.
Who would’ve thought breathing could be so beneficial, including weight loss!
At times the book is a little technical but do persevere. I’ve highlighted sections throughout my book and now have an action plan for improving my overall health and wellbeing - diaphragmatic breathing on a daily basis; eating ‘real’ foods; amping up my intake of greens; significantly reducing my alcohol, refined sugars and processed foods intake; eating slowly and chewing my food as opposed to wolfing it down; continuing with drinking lots of water throughout the day; drinking warm water with a squeeze of lemon before breakfast; making relaxation a priority; being grateful; returning to Pilates (I can see my Pilates teacher jumping for joy).
I am inspired. I am happy; in fact I’m ecstatic.
“Ordinary things consistently done produce extraordinary results.”
What this book has reminded me, is that the body, its functions and inter-connectedness is a miracle and that we need to do what we can to care for it. Modern day living (foods, drinks, pressures, limited downtime, etc.) is taking its toll whether we realise it or not.
If I had enough money I would buy every woman I know a copy of this book. Unfortunately I downloaded my copy on Kindle so I can’t share it around.
“Beauty is the light in your soul”. Ignite it and shine.
I would like to thank Bianca for first telling me about Dr Libby and to Diana for recommending the book. Big hug to you both xx. And of course a HUGE hug to Dr Libby for helping me see the light.
Dr Libby Weaver is one of Australasia’s leading nutritional biochemists, author and speaker.
Have you read the book? What did you think?