Smart Fat: Eat More Fat. Lose More Weight. Get Healthy Now (336 pgs), by Steven, M.D. Masley and Jonny Bowden, Ph.D.. is a guide for helping people better understand dietary fats and how eating "smart fat" can support healthy weignt management. The pair believe banning fat from the diet is unhealthy, and feel it's better to consider "smart" and "dumb" fat.
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pregnancy tipsJeanne Faulker RN’s pregnancy guide Common Sense Pregnancy: Navigating a Health Pregnancy and Birth for Mother and Baby ($15.99, 244 pp) offers expecting mothers an approachable, inside look into how to have the healthiest pregnancy and delivery possible.

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plant a seedPlant a Seed & See What Grows ($12.95) by Roland Gahler is an illustrated children’s book that explores the wonders of gardening through the eyes of a young boy named Michael, who watches a seed turn into a plant with the help of his mother.

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cut the Carbs! 100 RecipesLet go of “simple carbs” with acclaimed food and travel writer Tori Haschka’s Cut the Carbs! 100 Recipes to Help You Ditch White Carbs and Feel Great ($24.95, 175 pp), a cookbook designed to help readers stay away from refined sugar and  processed white flour with 100 creatively healthy recipes.

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Don’t Let Your Doctor Kill YouDon’t Let Your Doctor Kill You: How to Beat Physician Arrogance, Corporate Greed and a Broken System ($26.00, 247 pp) by Erika Schwartz, M.D., and Melissa Jo Peltier guides patients on how to manage their own health through self-empowerment and awareness with a step-by-step approach detailed in each chapter. Dr.

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The Hidden Half of Nature: The Microbial Roots of Life and HealthThe Hidden Half of Nature: The Microbial Roots of Life and Health ($26.95, 309 pp) by geologist David R. Montgomery and biologist Anne Biklé derails the once villainous reputation of bacteria, viruses, and fungi through groundbreaking research, as well as their own personal testaments.

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A new free, downloadable eBook is now available from Organic Connections, Natural Vitality’s Journal of Calmful Living.

The Calmful Holidays Book is intended to help readers "enjoy calm, conscious holidays." The book offers holiday recipes, easy yoga poses, holiday decorating photos and information about a calm approach to mindfulness.

Click here to download this free resource.

Published on WholeFoods Magazine Online, 11/13/15

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should I scoop out my bagel?

Candid weight management advice.

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The Only Cleanse: A 14-Day Natural Detox Plan to Jump-Start a Lifetime of Health ($24.95, 304 pp) by Samantha Heller, M.S., R.D., C.D.N. takes a scientific stance on the detoxing fad.

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From research duo Jayson Calton, Ph.D., and Mira Calton, C.N., comes The Micronutrient Miracle: The 28-Day Plan to Lose Weight, Increase Your Energy, and Reverse Disease ($26.99, 360 pp) detailing the science behind the Micronutrient Miracle diet, a 28-day plan focused on restoring essential vitamins and minerals that when replenished, can enhance overall health and reverse disease.

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