Cowed (27.95, 377 pp) by Denis Hayes and Gail Boyer Hayes discusses the 93 million cows currently living in the U.S., and the widespread yet still under-the-radar effect they have on the country’s health, economy, environment, and even politics. While cattle farming for both meat and dairy products has been an American staple for much of the country’s history, the authors find that there may be more harm than good in the practice, and discuss some of the harmful impact cattle farming practices may be having in many different areas, as well as potential sustainable alternatives that are already being taken.

Vegan Casseroles ($20.00, 200 pp) by Julie Hasson takes traditional comfort food casserole recipes and gives them a vegan twist, creating familiar flavors without cheese, eggs, butter, or cholesterol. This cookbook begins with a “Vegan Casserole Pantry” section, detailing some of the seasonings, flavorings, and ingredients you should be familiar with before going into the recipes, including certain brands that specialize in vegan ingredients. The recipes cover categories like One-Dish Appetizers, Pasta Casseroles, Old Favorites and New Twists and even Dessert Casseroles. Recipes include Taco Casserole, Hash Brown Gratin, Eggplant Parm, and Baked Coconut Rice Pudding.

For paleo cooks looking to expand their repertoire, look no further than Mediterranean Paleo Cooking (39.95, 432 pp), by Caitlin Weeks, NC, Chef Nabil Boumrar, and Diane Sanfilippo. In addition to having over 150 recipes, this book also contains chef’s tips and nutritional advice explaining the benefits of both paleo diets and Mediterranean ingredients, as well as advice on cooking methods and techniques. These recipes include paleo-friendly twists on traditional Mediterranean favorites like Shrimp Alfredo, Spiced Rack of Lamb, Savory Sweet Potato Cakes and Cashew Pizza Crust. This book also has two 30-day meal plans designed for people just starting out with the paleo diet.

The Healing Revolution ($19.95, 240 pp) by Frank King, ND, DC, promotes good health by making small changes in eight specific areas of life that he calls the Eight Essentials. Some of the Eight Essentials profiled are Nutrition, Fitness, Sleep, and Relationships. King uses a combination of anecdotes and practical advice to offer readers ways to improve their bodily and mental health. There is also an interactive side to the book, with many tips as well as self-evaluations for readers to chart their progress.

The 163 Best Paleo Slow Cooker Recipes ($24.95, 224 pp) by Judith Finlayson is a collection of recipes combining the convenience of a slow cooker with the benefits of the popular paleo diet. Categories include Starters and Snacks, Poultry, Just Veggies, and Deserts, with recipes like Braised Swordfish, Mixed Vegetable Coconut Curry, and Chocolate Flan with Toasted Almonds. There are also introductions for newcomers to the paleo diet or slow cookers.

For those looking to use herbs for a healthier lifestyle, Rodale’s 21st-Century Herbal ($35.00, 498 pp) by Michael J. Balick, PhD., is an all-purpose guide into the traditional use of many of the most popular herbs as well as how to incorporate them into your daily life. The book covers topics like the global history of herbs, how they work in the body, and how to incorporate them practically into your lifestyle.This book also extends beyond health, with advice on using herbs for scenting, decorating, and cleaning.

Jennifer’s Way ($25.99, 274 pp) by award-winning actress Jennifer Esposito is a memoir profiling her struggle with celiac disease. The memoir covers her trials growing up with diverse symptoms of celiac disease, which she only received a diagnosis for in 2009, as well as her learning to take control of her health and work with the restrictions and demands the disease poses while becoming an advocate for others. A portion of proceeds from this book will go to The Jennifer’s Way Foundation, a non-profit Esposito has founded for celiac education.

Juice ($18.99, 160 pp) by Carly de Castro, Hedi Gores, and Hayden Slater has over 100 juice recipes designed to replenish nutrients and provide energy. Recipes are divided into three main categories: greens, roots, and citrus, all intended to support specific bodily functions. In addition, there are also recipes for nut milks, smoothies  elixirs and flavored beverages, including Chia Almond Smoothies and Berry Basil Bliss. The authors also devote a section specifically on cleansing, which combines recipes along with advice on how to get the most out of your cleanse.

Readers looking for more versatility from their superfoods can turn to The Book of Kale & Friends ($22.95, 224 pp) by Sharon Hanna and Carol Pope, a book covering how to grow and cook your own superfoods. Though the book has a strong focus on kale, including growing tips as well as recipes raging from kale salads to kale cookies to several kale cocktails, other superfoods are profiled as well. These superfoods are not only rich in nutrients, but easy to grow, including parsley, arugula, garlic, and sage. Even the family dog can join in, with a chapter dedicated to Canine Kale Cuisine.