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Monday, March 14, 2011

The Complete Idiot's Guide Books Review and Giveaway

Maybe it is the teacher in me, but I love to keep learning more and more all the time. Some of my favorite topics are health, fitness, natural living and nutrition, and one of my favorite places to read about these topics are The Complete Idiot's Guide books.

The Complete Idiot's Guide books are friendly, expert guides with easy to follow checklists, definitions, and tips. Whatever you are looking to learn more about, Complete Idiot’s Guide series has it covered. There are more than 450 titles available in print and/or electronically, with new subjects and new ways to learn coming all the time. Not a one-size-fits-all series, each title they publish is custom tailored to the needs of its readers. Big, small, long, short, with and without media, highly illustrated and text based, with and without color—each product offers a unique learning experience, while The Complete Idiot’s Guide brand ensures consistent quality, reliability, and results.

Now, I am not an idiot, or at least I don't think I am. But, with all the multitasking I do, it is nice to  learn from books that are well-organized, easy to follow, and have great illustrations. I also really like the humor added into some of these books.

I received several Complete's Idiot's Guide books, including: Vitamins and Minerals, Natural Remedies, Core Conditioning Illustrated, Detoxing Your Body, Eating Clean, and Total Nutrition. To many people, these books may sound boring, but to me, opening each one is like opening a Christmas present.

Vitamins and Minerals is the third edition of its kind with all the updated information on vitamins, minerals and supplements. I believe strongly in taking great quality supplements and how it can greatly improve your health, as it has improved mine! This is a great book to help educate yourself on this topic.

Natural Remedies is an awesome book to refer back to time and time again when you are looking for natural ways to help a health condition such as: high blood pressure, bug bites, acne, depression and more and more! And there aren't just one or two remedies for each condition. There are pages and pages of suggestions for each condition. This book is full of a ton of great information!

Core Conditioning Illustrated is a great resource for finding new exercises to help you have fewer aches and pains, increased strength and mobility, and better balance in doing everyday activities. With more than 80 exercises and 200 photos, this is one of my favorite Idiot's Guide books.

Detoxing Your Body is another invaluable book. We are bombarded with toxins from every area of our lives, and it is vital to detox your body on a regular basis. This book explains more about this and gives a great monthly plan for detoxing with through your diet. It includes grocery lists, recipes and more!

Eating Clean has seven simple steps for eating clean, without all the processed junk that creeps into our diets. It is also full of awesome recipes that I have found to be really easy and really yummy! One of my favorites was Zucchini-Carrot Bread....hmmmm...so tasty!

Total Nutrition is the fourth edition of its kind. There is so much information flying around about nutrition. It is hard to know what is right and wrong. This book does a great job of dispelling myths and helping you learn about what is right to put into your body to nourish it. I didn't always agree with everything the author wrote, but overall, she did a good job.

You can find any of these Complete Idiot's Guides on their website. You can also browse the hundreds more of any topic you can think of. They have such a wide variety to meet everyone's different interests! It is so important to keep learning and growing, and these books are an awesome way to do that!

My two favorite books of the ones I reviewed are Detoxing Your Body and Natural Remedies. Lucky for you, (2) of my readers are going to win a book - either the Detoxing Your Body or Natural Remedies!

Here is how to enter this awesome giveaway:


Mandatory Entry:
1. Become a public follower of Your World: Healthy and Natural on my right sidebar and tell me you did so in a comment.

For more entries:

Head on over to Complete Idiot's Guides and tell me which book you are most interested in reading. (1 entry)

Subscribe to Your World: Healthy and Natural and comment about it. (1 entry)

Vote for Your World: Healthy and Natural on Top Mommy Blogs or We're on the Fence. (1 entry per vote)

Blog about this giveaway and link back to this post.(2 entries)

Like The Complete Idiot's Guide on Facebook.(1 entry)

Like Your World: Healthy and Natural on Facebook. Make sure you write your facebook name in the entry for this one. (2 entries!!)

Follow @Idiotsguides on Twitter.(1 entry)

Follow @carathenatural on Twitter and tweet about this giveaway.(1 entry)

Comment on any of my posts about healthy and natural living that you have not commented on before. I love to hear your thoughts!! You can't make one comment and post it on several giveaways. Make separate comments for each giveaway. (1 entry)

The deadline for this giveaway is March 28th at 11:59 pm EST, at which time a winner will be randomely chosen. Make sure that you are a PUBLIC follower and include your email in your comments because if I can't get a hold of you, you can't win!

* Complete Idiot's Guides provided me with products to review, and I was under no obligation to review them if I so chose. Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review or sponsor a product giveaway in return for the free product.*

125 comments:

  1. Ooh I've never read a Complete Idiot's Guide Book before, but now I really want to! And these topics sound excellent!! Thanks for the chance! I am a happy public follower thru GFC :)
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