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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Sonia Faruqi’s Project Animal Farm: An Accidental Journey into the Secret World of Farming and the Truth about Our Food ($27.95, 390 pp) takes readers inside the world of international farming to expose the reality of the food industry in a new way.