Louise S. McCrinkdle, N.D. and Alison Bested, M.D. have written The Complete Fibromyalgia Health, Diet Guide & Cookbook ($24.95, 288 pp), a common-sense guide for fibromyalgia patients on how to improve their quality of life. It includes an overview of fibromyalgia that includes causes and symptoms, as well as lifestyle and diet changes that may help manage those symptoms.

For those who follow raw-food diets is the newly published Raw, Quick & Delicious! ($24.95, 248 pp) by Douglas McNish, vegan iron chef winner. The cookbook contains over 175 creative raw recipes made with only 5 ingredients in only 15 minutes. Recipes include Shred-Me-Up Slaw, Mushroom Tart, Avocado Cucumber Hand Rolls and Date Muesli.

For an artistic guide to vegetarian cooking, look to Food: Vegetarian Home Cooking ($29.94, 256 pp) by home-cook and photographer Mary McCartney. The simple and inventive recipes are beautifully photographed and include dishes that range from familiar Breakfast Pancakes to elegant Leek and Pea Risotto.

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Raw Food for Dummies ($19.99, 366 pp) is a practical guide for how to add more raw foods to one’s diet. Offering more than 100 raw recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, appetizers and snacks, authors Cherie Soria and Dan Ladermann cover all the health benefits of raw foods, including healthy detoxification, energy levels, skin, digestion and weight management.

David Winston RH (AHG), herbalist, ethnobotanist and founder of Herbalist & Alchemist has released the 10th Edition of Herbal Therapeutics: Specific Indications ($12.95m 140 pp). The updated and expanded practical guide to herbal medicine includes a repertory guide for specific areas of the body and conditions as well as additional recommendations, contraindication and references.

New to shelves in December 2013 will be BRAD’S RAW MADE EASY: The Fast, Delicious Way to Lose Weight, Optimize Health, and Live Mostly in the Raw ($25.00, 288 pp), a guidebook to healthy revolutions from Brad Gruno, founder of Brad’s Raw Foods. The guide lays out a 60-day plan to transitioning into a raw food lifestyle and includes 150 easy recipes.

Save money and reduce kitchen waste with The SoupMaker’s Kitchen ($24.99, 160 pp) by chef Aliza Green. The book, which describes how to organize your kitchen for optimal ingredient use, includes more than 100 soup recipes from all over the world, including Hungarian Mushroom Soup, Vietnamese Pho Soup, Provencal Soup au Pistou and Caribbean Caillou Soup.

Author Jillayne Clements has written The Secrets of Gluten-Free Baking: Delicious and Healthy Recipes for Everyday Cooking ($18.99, 192 pp), which will be available this December. The cookbook includes gluten-free, whole foods approaches to traditional recipes such as Buttermilk Biscuits, German Chocolate Cake and Honey Oat Bread.

Athlete and fitness blogger Matt Frazier has released No Meat Athlete: Run on Plants and Discover Your Fittest, Fastest, Happiest Self ($19.99, 256 pp). The book explains how to apply a vegetarian lifestyle to fitness training and includes vegetarian menu plans for “high performance, endurance and recovery.” It also has a training manual for runners of all levels.