Self Healing & Mind Body Books

Mastermind Weekend 1/16

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I'm Tina

I’m the owner of Carrots ‘N’ Cake as well as a Certified Nutrition Coach and Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner (FDN-P). I use macros and functional nutrition to help women find balance within their diets while achieving their body composition goals.


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Good morning!

I wanted to share some of the self-healing, mind/body books I’ve been reading lately. They’re all a little bit different and have really great information in the them.

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Let’s start with my favorite book…

Brave New Medicine by Cynthia Li, MD

This book was life-changing for me! I got an advanced copy from the author, but you can find it on Amazon. It’s written by a traditional western medicine doctor who is diagnosed with an automminue disease that knocks her down to the point where she can’t get off the couch. She shares how she totally changed her thinking to heal. It was really interesting to read about the mentality of a doctor’s point of view as she writes about the various elements to wellbeing. It’s a really good story, and I highly recommend this read if you’ve ever struggled with chronic disease.

Self-Healing: Colitis & Crohn’s by David Klein, Ph.D

This book is all about food combining and is very pro-vegan diet. I’m just getting into it, but it’s all about the mind-body connection and how the body works. I’ve found it really interesting so far, and if you’ve tried every diet under the sun like me (I’ve tried a lot!), I definitely suggest opening up this book. You can find the book on Amazon.

The Body Heals Itself by Emily A. Francis

This book is about the physical connection between the mind and body (it includes a lot of diagrams). It explains how various muscles are connected to certain emotions (i.e. tight hips and psoas). There are different affirmations and ways to connect to your body and then physically release your muscles.

Mind Over Meds by Andrew Weil, MD

I love Dr. Weil and had high hopes for this book, but it wasn’t exactly what I was looking for. It talks about antibiotics, steroids, sleep aids, and when to use certain drugs, but it wasn’t exactly for me.

Heal Your Mind by Mona Lisa Schulz with Louise Hay

This book had an entire section on anxiety, which I was really into. It talks about what to do for anxiety, how do deal with it, and why you have it. A few other chapters were about depression, addiction, and memory. The anxiety section was on point for me and very helpful!


If you get one book, get Brave New Medicine (when it comes out). It was absolutely fascinating!

Do you have any favorite self-healing, mind/body books? Please share!



  1. The Body Heals Itself looks good. I have been experiencing a lot of lower back and hip pain this summer. I’ve been regularly visiting the chiropractor which helps somewhat but I often think it’s stress related.

  2. Hi everyone! I am @emilyafrancisbooks and I’m the author of The Body Heals Itself and I’ve just come across this beautiful site! Thank you so much CNC for show casing my book. Yes, Brigid very likely there is a big emotional component to the lower back pain. Low back holds financial fears and fears of moving forward especially after loss. And anatomy speaking, the psoas muscle originates in the front part of the lower spine as well. Lots happing in that area. I’ve listed my email below. Feel free to reach out and hopefully I can help you find relief and a great body worker in your area.

    Tina, my follow up book Whole Body Healing releases in spring. I’d love to send you a copy as my gift for taking the time and interest in this last book and sharing it with your readers! It means more to me than I can say.

    Blessings and gratitude abound!


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