Living Vegan for Dummies ($19.99, 362 pp), by Alexandria Jamieson, gives reasons why you should consider a plant-based diet, along with tips and strategies for building a diet that works for you. Forty recipes are included for making vegan meals. There are also tips on checking food labels and finding vegan meals in restaurants and other situations.
Starter Vegetable Gardens ($19.95, 180 pp.) by Barbara Pleasant offers 24 no-fail plans for planting small organic gardens. The text guides beginners and experienced growers in how to plant seeds and correctly harvest plants. The author also offers tips for some problematic gardening problems that one may encounter.
Vitamin D—The Sunshine Vitamin ($9.95, 118 pp), Zoltan Rona, M.D., M. Sc., talks about how vitamin D supplementation is beneficial to overall health. He makes the point that vitamin D plays a role in disease prevention, uncovers misconceptions about sun exposures and suggests that the recommended dosage for vitamin D should be increased.
Venus on Fire, Mars on Ice (29.95, 253 pp), by John Gray, Ph.D., discusses the differences between females and males, considering the ways in which men and women deal with stress and how hormones are detrimental to health. Good nutrition and balanced blood sugar can promote hormonal balance and improve relationships.
Health Benefits Derived From Sweet Orange ($9.95, 91 pp), by Frank Murray, focuses on the anti-inflammatory benefits of diosmin from oranges. He outlines how diosmin can benefit those with varicose veins, hemorrhoids, diabetes, leg ulcers, ankle swelling, capillary fragility, leg cramps and phlebitis. The book explains the causes of each condition, physical signs and symptoms, preventive measures and common traditional treatments.
A Century of Flavor ($27.95, 127 pp), by Nielsen-Massey Vanillas, captures 50 of the most scrumptious vanilla-inspired recipes. This hardcover book uses beautiful photos as well as useful cooking tips from the world’s most celebrated culinary masters. It also focuses on cooking techniques using flavor extracts such as chocolate, lemon and orange.
The Return of the Ancient Seed ($9.95, 104 pp), by Sherrill Sellman, illustrates how the Salba seed—once regarded as the focal point of the Aztec diet—has a significant impact on nutrition in today’s world. Journey with Sellman as she details how and what makes this seed one of the most sought-after seeds known to mankind. You will also learn the value of incorporating Salba into your diet with easy soup-to-nuts recipes.
Oil Pulling Therapy ($15.95, 192 pp), by nutritionist and naturopathic physician, Bruce Fife, explains that all diseases begin in the mouth and how the oil pulling therapy can help. This remedy is one of the world’s most powerful and effective means of detoxifying and healing the body, naturally. The treatment itself encompasses the wisdom of Ayurvedic medicine coupled with modern-day science.
Blue Eggs and Yellow Tomatoes: Recipes from a Modern Kitchen Garden ($35.00, 352 pp), by Jeanne Kelley, tells city dwellers how to have their own organic gardens or to cook like they do. The 150 recipes are designed to take advantage of local and seasonal ingredients. Kelley gives advice on maintaining one’s own produce garden, organizing community gardens, raising chickens and more.
One-Dish Vegetarian Meals ($14.95, 199 pp), by Robin Robertson, is a vegetarian cookbook that features 150 easy one-dish dinners. Robertson, an acclaimed cooking instructor and veteran food writer, includes a wide variety of globally inspired vegetarian recipes for every season that emphasizes fresh, wholesome and naturally flavored ingredients.