The following are free or very affordable ways to improve your physical, mental, and spiritual health. Everything that I suggest, I personally used and use on a regular basis.
Books By Topic
The Fibro Manual: A Complete Fibromyalgia Treatment Guide for You and Your Doctor by Ginevra Lipton, M.D. This author got fibromyalgia while at Tufts University School of Medicine, and went on to develop the Frida Center for Fibromyalgia.
Life Beyond Fibromyaglia: A Personal Guide for Moving Forward and Leaving Struggle Behind by Elaine Merryfield. This is a dear friend of mine who suffers from fibromyalgia and runs groups at the Frida Center for Fibromyalgia.
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
From Fatigued to Fantastic by Jacob Teitelbaum M.D. A must read about root causes of fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome. Can be helpful for anyone with a chronic illness.
Healing from Autoimmune Conditions Using Food
The Wahls Protocol by Terry Wahls, M.D. She developed Multiple Sclerosis and was declining quickly on medications. She created her own nutrient dense diet plan to heal herself. She is in full remission.
The Paleo Approach: Reverse Autoimmune Disease and Heal Your Body by Sarah Ballantyne, PhD. The author has a degree in biophysics and researched innate immunity, inflammation, and gene therapy. She was very ill, and was able to heal herself with her education and food. Very thorough explanation of the causes of autoimmune disease.
Cooking for Hormone Balance by Magdalena Wszelaki. This book taught me more about hormones, than any of my doctors. Applying the principles helped me to heal my endometriosis.
Energy Medicine and Mental/Emotional Support
Energy Medicine: Balancing Your Body’s Energies for Optimal Health, Joy, and Vitality by Donna Eden. This book is strange, if you don’t understand that we are essentially molecules of energy. This book really helped me to cope with being empathetic and learning to detox from EMFs (which I am very sensitive to). It is virtually a text book about energy healing.
The Power of Not Yet: Living a Life of Endless Possibilities by Donna Pisani. This is a book about how life may not look how we expected it to, but God still has a plan for us. God can use us, even if we aren’t well. Your life has meaning, whatever it may look like.
The Creative Visualization Workbook: Use the Power of Your Imagination to Create What You Want in Your Life by Shakti Gawain. If you are open to healing fully and leaving your illness behind, this book is important. It helps you to create a vision for what wellness will look like for you. Without it, we can get stuck in a loop of suffering and worst case scenarios.
Switch on Your Brain: The Key to Peak Happiness, Thinking, and Health by Dr. Caroline Leaf. This book explains the power of the mind to heal us and gives a program on how to do that.
The Healing Codes: 6 Minutes to Heal the Source of Your Health, Success, or Relationship by Alexander Loyd PhD. and Ben Johnson MD. This book explains a mind and body technique to heal your body. One of the authors, Dr. Johnson, was developing ALS (Lou Gehrig’ disease) and healed himself with these techniques. The other author, Alexander, helped his wife heal from long-term disabling depression with the Healing Codes.
100 Days of Actions and Intentions to Create the Life You Wish For by Susan Balogh. What we choose to believe affect how we feel. This book contains guided mantras and action steps to promote healing and building a positive mindset in any situation. I really enjoyed “I am Cultivating my Energy,” “I Choose Wellbeing,”and “I Sleep Restfully.”
Tracts the 4 phases of the menstrual cycle and provides tips to decrease symptoms.
I used it to facilitate seed rotation to balance hormones and eradicate endometriosis symptoms for myself. To learn more about seed rotation, click HERE!
Insight Timer– free; can upgrade to $5 month for unlimited courses and offline listening
12,000 meditations: music, mindfulness, guided imagery
My Affirmations: Live Positive– free
Can customize or write your own affirmations, record your voice saying them, and chose your displayed images.
Prana Breath: Calm and Meditate– free
Uses studied breath sequences to help clear the mind, relax, increase power, increase harmony, anti-stress, anti-appetite, anti-smoking, etc.
You can also make your own custom breathing sequences.
Bliss: Gratitude Journal– free
Guided journal entries with themes of: best possible future, could be worse, honoring people, three good things, transforming problems, etc.
Food Is Medicine– Amazon Prime
You can listen to free podcasts on iTunes, or other apps like Castbox, Stitcher, or Google Podcast
Covers a variety of health related topics with various medical professionals and patients. A great place to start when researching health topics. Ex.) The Gut-Brain connection, Stem Cell Research, Trauma and Autoimmunity, Heavy Metals, etc.
Free Recipe Websites
There are countless websites for Ketogenic, Autoimmune Paleo (AIP), Paleo, and Vegan recipes. Below are a few that I have really enjoyed.
Awesome Vegan, Vegetarian, and Paleo dishes and amazing BAKED GOODS!!!
The Roasted Root
Ketogenic, Paleo, Vegan, Vegetarian, and Gut Health recipes!
AIP, Keto, Whole30, Vegan
AIP, Whole30, Vegan, Low Histamine
Grazed and Enthused
The Paleo Mom
A great free resource for at-home exercise routines. Listen to your body when exercising and don’t feel the need to push into any poses.
Donna Eden 5 Minute Daily Energy Routine– This routine helped me to be energized, heal, and cope with stress. It is similar to going to an acupuncture appointment or receiving reiki healing, except it is FREE and you can do it for yourself.
Yoqi Yoga– qigong and yin yoga
YouVersion Bible App– free
Has hundreds of reading plans/devotionals; with topics on sickness and healing, suffering, hope, etc. It has dozens of versions of the Bible, so you can compare versions to find the one that speaks to you the most. I personally like the New Living Translation (NLT), the New International Version (NIV), and The Message (MSG) versions.
Loop– email devotional
At first this was a little strange, as it is written from the perspective of God talking to you, his daughter. Now, I can’t wait for Mondays and Thursdays, when they come. It has helped me to listen for the voice of God in my life. They often bring tears to my eyes, as they are words that are so healing. I truly love this ministry!
Topics to develop your spiritual walk with God. Ex.) Loneliness, Freedom, Rightly Oriented Fear in God Leads to Courageous Action, Rest, Fear, etc.
Free Activities That Benefit Health
I try to do a few of these each day. Not everything that influences your health costs money.
- Spending time with a loved one (phone calls count) or a pet
- Laughing my face off (may need a funny movie or youtube to help with this)
- Dancing (Can be in a chair)
- Sitting in the sunshine
- Reading for pleasure
- Listening to music that is positive and uplifting: worship music
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