Reclaiming Wellness Book

Reclaim the Wellness Practices of Your Ancestry

Reclaim Your Natural State of Wellness

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About the Book

In Reclaiming Wellness: Ancient Wisdom for Your Healthy, Happy, and Beautiful Life (New World Library, April 19, 2022), certified wellness expert, expert, and author Jovanka Ciares highlights the multicultural roots of a wide variety of popular health trends and shares them to promote solidarity and inclusivity.  She encourages readers to reclaim these time- and science-proven modalities while making them easy to implement for all, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, income, or social status:

  • herbalism
  • meditation
  • visualization
  • yoga
  • hypnosis
  • plant-based eating
  • sound healing

…and more!

Reclaiming Wellness speaks to everyone, with an emphasis on the people of color who struggle disproportionately with preventable diseases, to offer:

  • practical, affordable, and even fun ways to incorporate plant-based whole foods into even the most time-crunched routine
  • lazy-proof means of movement that feel more like self-love than the dreaded “exercise”
  • techniques of mindfulness, meditation, and visualization that make them meaningful everyday tools
  • ways to experience nature, music, and community to heal and connect
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What Experts Are Saying…

Dr. Neeta Bhushan

Dr. Neeta Bhushan

Host of The Brave Table podcast, founder of, and cofounder of Dharma Coaching Institute

“I truly enjoyed reading Reclaiming Wellness and its fresh exploration of time- and science-proven popular wellness modalities. Jovanka Ciares uses the historical context of these practices to inspire you to get excited about trying and implementing them in fun, easy ways.”

Kelly Lynn Adams

Award-winning entrepreneur, business and life coach, and podcaster

“Jovanka Ciares is a miracle worker, a trusted source for wellness transformation from the inside out. Her wisdom and knowledge have healed and helped so many; may this book support you in reclaiming your wellness journey.”

Tara Stiles

Tara Stiles

Founder of Strala Yoga and bestselling author of Yoga Cures

“I love everything Jovanka Ciares does. Her energy and knowledge of well-being is infectious. Reclaiming Wellness is a wonderful guide to understanding the root of many well-being practices and offers easy, fun, and useful ways for you tocan feel like your most radiant self.”

Jenné Claiborne

Chef & creator of Sweet Potato Soul

“If you’ve ever wondered about the origins of the world’s best lifestyle choices for the healthiest body and mind, this book is for you. Or, if you are looking for ways to incorporate plant-based foods, spices, and herbs into nutritious, delicious meals, this book is for you. You’ll find easy ways to keep your body and mind feeling fresh and vibrant, and you’ll learn about your ancestors, too!”

Ivelyse Andino

CEO & Founder Radical Health

“Jovanka brings us back to the heart of health and healing through culture, community, and history. Sometimes it feels difficult to know how to start or restart the healing journey, this book reminded me of the ways I am caring for my body and introduced me to so many easy things I can start doing right here and now. I’ve never read a book that centers the Black Latinx experience around health, healing, and history. The world needs more stories and practical ways that reclaim wellness.”

Dr. Mariza Snyder

National Bestselling Author, The Essential Oils Hormone Solution

“Jovanka is the real deal! She is a brilliant healer with a deep understanding of how to get to the root cause. Her book, Reclaiming Wellness, will provide you the blueprint to experience a full healing transformation with so much ease and grace. This is a must-read for anyone ready to reclaim their health on their terms.”

Dr. Vincent Pedre

MD, Functional Medicine Certified Practitioner

“Jovanka Ciares is the example we all should follow in reclaiming our wellness. Her healing journey began with gut health issues, which then led to her exploration into age-old wellness practices from many cultures. Her recipe for success is simple, yet she dives deep into the pillars of gut health that in turn set the foundation for total wellness. Her Reclaiming Wellness Method includes meditation, movement, a plant-based diet, nature, and community … all modalities key to leading people back to wellness. Read this book and find your path back to a healthy, happy life!”

Grace Smith

Renowned Hypnotherapist, Wall-street Journal Bestselling Author of four books including “Close Your Eyes, Get Free” and Founder of

“Reclaiming Wellness is the most inspiring and informative book on the true origins of modern wellness practices I’ve ever read. Jovanka masterfully weaves together empowering practices that even a beginner can follow along with in order to massively improve their health and, therefore, their lives. Most importantly these powerful ancient techniques have finally been framed within their correct historical context so that we can appreciate the diverse cultures and communities who paved the way for our collective ability to heal today. Thank you for this wonderful and important book, Jovanka!”

Jason Goldberg

Jason Goldberg, Life Coach, Author of “Prison Break”

“In ‘Reclaiming Wellness’, Jovanka Ciares has brilliantly interweaved the power of multicultural ancestral traditions and wellness practices into a holistic roadmap to achieve optimized health even with the noise and chaos of the modern world trying to overwhelm us into dis-ease.”

About Jovanka

Jovanka Ciares is the author of Reclaiming Wellness and several other titles. An Afro-Latina certified wellness expert, integrative herbalist, nutrition educator, and coach, she offers lectures and workshops in Spanish and English. Jovanka studied nutrition with bestselling author T. Colin Campbell, PhD, at his Center for Nutrition Studies (in partnership with Cornell University) and herbalism / plant medicine with Tieraona Low Dog, MD.

A native of Puerto Rico, she lives in Los Angeles. Jovanka is the founder of Solana, an herbal supplement line for digestive health, and the creator of the #ReclaimingWellness initiative, aiming at educating BIPOC communities on the power of herbal medicine and plant-based living for their healing journey.



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