Written by Mark C. Houston, MD, MS, What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Heart Disease ($14.99, 305 pp) details a comprehensive, easy-to-follow program about: the early signs of heart attack, the link between blood sugar and heart disease, “good” and “bad” cholesterol and ways to fight heart disease naturally.

Why Diets Fail ($24.99, 240 pp) by Nicole M. Avena, Ph.D. and John R. Talbott, explains the science on how to recognize a sugar addiction, how to end sugar cravings and lose weight to get healthy. The pitfalls of conventional diets are discussed, as well. Included is a sugar equivalency table that ranks sugar content in hundreds of common foods.

With 100 delicious and modern vegan recipes, Afro-Vegan: Farm-Fresh African, Caribbean & Southern Flavors Remixed ($27.50, 256 pp) by chef Bryant Terry is a colorful vegan cookbook. Recipes include Southern dishes with African ingredients, like Crispy Teff and Grit Cakes with Eggplant, Tomatoes, and Peanuts and Berbere-Spiced Black-Eyed Pea Sliders.

The Complete Leady Greens Cookbook ($27.95, 448 pp) is a comprehensive guide 67 leafy greens by food writer Susan Sampson. From spinach and kale to mizuna and endive, each green has a color photo for reference and detailed vegetarian recipes that highlight the vegetable. The cookbook also has guides to the leafy green’s taste profile and nutritional value.

The many benefits of comfrey are highlighted in a new book by Holly Lucille, ND, RN, The Healing Power of Trauma Comfrey ($8.95, 80 pp). The guide offers a safe, effective and simple way to use the plant comfrey to address pains such as sprains, strains, wounds and back pain. Lucille explains how comfrey may be a good alternative to pharmaceuticals.

Seedswap ($16.95, 128 pp) by activist Josie Jeffery is as its subtitle says: A gardener’s guide to saving and swapping seeds! It fully explains how to harvest seeds from your garden and eventually grow plants from your own seed stash. Perfect for first-time gardeners, Seedswap includes a glossary of plants and simple instructions.

Start your day with Whole-Grain Mornings ($22.00, 184 pp), a collection of new breakfast recipes by culinary educator and writer Megan Gordon. The 65 easy and wholesome recipes are beautifully pictured throughout the cookbook and include sweet and savory options like Cherry Hazelnut Quinoa Bars, Greens and Grains Scramble and, simply, The Very Best Oatmeal.

For a food-based guide to anti-aging, look to Younger Next Week ($16.95, 304 pp) by Elisa Zied, MS, RD, CDN. A guide to feeling “younger in 7 days,” the book includes ways for women to fight inflammation, enhance immunity, stop mood swings and promote healthy weight-loss, as well as 30 easy-to-make healthy recipes.

The second version of Healthy Slow Cooker ($24.95, 352 pp) by Judith Finlayson includes 135 gluten-free easy recipes. Examples of these nutrient-dense, balanced recipes include Leafy Greens Soup, Ribs with Hominy and Kale, New Age Succotash and even desserts like Basmati Rice Pudding. The book includes “Natural Wonders” sections which explain benefits of specific ingredients and nutrients.