How to Thrive in Our Toxic World
Valencia Porter, MD, MPH
This book can be downloaded and read in Apple Books on your Mac or iOS device.
Our health is the result of our genetic makeup interacting with our environment. So, how can we thrive in an increasingly toxic world? With progress, new challenges have arisen - more chemicals in the environment, changing climate and ecosystems, altered food resources, more sedentary and high-stress lifestyles, and the constant onslaught of online media – creating health issues including chronic diseases like diabetes, cancer, allergies, and autoimmune illnesses that need novel approaches.
The good news is that we can reclaim our health – reducing our toxic load, getting to the root causes of illness, and restoring the body’s natural ability to heal. In this clear, easy-to-understand guide, Dr. Valencia Porter shows you how to take charge of your health and become resilient in the face of our challenged environment. With a truly holistic and science-based approach, Resilient Health will help readers identify and manage toxins lurking in all areas of our lives including:
• Assessments, recipes and a menu plan
• Advice on nutritional supplements
• Fixes for your home and personal care products
• Tools to deal with mental and emotional toxicity
• Resources to inspire change in your community
Filled with inspiring stories of people who have transformed their health using these methods, Resilient Health gives you an action plan to become aware of toxic exposures and make changes in your daily life to adapt and even thrive, helping to save the planet in the process.
Praise for Resilient Health
It’s such a challenge to live in this modern-day world, inundated by toxins that we can’t tolerate or avoid. We are exposed and vulnerable. And yet there is hope, because Dr. Valencia Porter’s Resilient Health is exactly the book we all need right now! Arm yourself and your family with this valuable information, implement Dr. Porter’s suggested practices- and you will strengthen your resilience. Resilient Health should be in every home - and used for reference again and again!
-Lissa Coffey, author of The Perfect Balance Diet, founder of CoffeyTalk.com
I love this book! Dr. Valencia Porter drives home the connection between your health and the environment, and offers practical solutions for how you can become more Resilient to these damaging external forces. If you have ever thought about how to protect yourself so that you can stay healthy or reverse chronic disease, this easy-to-follow book is for you!
-Susan S. Blum MD, MPH, author of Healing Arthritis and The Immune System Recovery Plan
If you have been wondering why you just cannot get well, Dr. Valencia Porter might have the answer. Environmental toxins that are highly prevalent, yet invisible, may be at the root of what ails you. In Resilient Health, Dr Porter provides straightforward ways to identify sources of toxins and strengthen your body’s detoxification systems. Follow her guidance to detoxify your body and home leading you to robust health!
-Victoria Maizes, MD, author of Be Fruitful: The Essential Guide to Maximizing Fertility and Giving Birth to a Healthy Child
This is an astounding book--a truly holistic approach to eliminating toxins--internally and externally. Steeped in science, Resilient Health offers easily accessible in-depth information and fascinating case studies. She addresses this puzzle by addressing food sensitivities, unique body types known as doshas, and beneficial microbes. She also explores how different environments impact us and offers solid solutions from: how to access healthful water, creating green home and gardening practices, to how electronic devices affect us. Last but not least she explores how our emotions and state of mind also can create a toxic or uplifting influence offering solutions for all.
- Candice Covington, author of Essential Oils in Spiritual Practice: Working with the Chakras, Divine Archetypes, and the Five Great Elements
About the Author:
Valencia Porter, MD, MPH is a leader in Integrative and Environmental Medicine, combining ancient wisdom traditions such as Ayurvedic Medicine with modern science. For the last decade, she has worked with Dr. Deepak Chopra at the Chopra Center for Wellbeing, providing integrative medical consultations and teaching health professionals and the community how to achieve total mind, body, spirit health. She passionately advocates for real solutions to the global problems of climate change and pollution, knowing that personal and planetary health are intricately linked.
Resilient Health How to Thrive in our toxic world
A brilliant book! A must read for anyone who wants to be healthier. Dr Porter writes about every aspect of our life and how we can achieve better health. She addresses the whole system which I loved about the book, the mind, body, spirit and environment and how to ensure balance and prevent excess toxicity.
Her advice and solutions are practical and applicable along with her Ayurvedic approach makes this book the only one you will need to be healthy, Loved it!!!