living veganLiving 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.

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venus on marsVenus 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.

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Vegetable GardenStarter 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.

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Vitamin DVitamin 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.

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veganVegan à Go-Go! ($17.95, 230 pp) is an energetic cookbook for vegans on the move. Sarah Kramer delights readers with over 150 recipes that vegans can use when they travel and not be deterred from seeing the world on account of their eating habits. She also includes travel tips and even a section on how to say “I am a vegan” in various languages!

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Mollie KatzenMollie Katzen’s Recipes Soups ($14.95, 120 pp), is a vegetarian guide for creating naturally healthful and innovative soups. The soups included in this recipe flipbook vary from wholesome to sophisticated to basic. Many of the soups (such as potato-leek, corn chowder and vichyssoise) include tasty combinations for meals all year round. Katzen’s recipes take classic soup recipes and enhance them with modern culinary sophistication.

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NourishNourish Your Skin & Body with Traditional Chinese Medicine ($19.95, 162 pp), by Michelle O’Shaughnessy offers evidence for the benefits traditional Chinese medicine. She covers soup recipes that kick-start metabolism, facial acupressure messages, qigong meditation, information about herbs and much, much more.

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orangeHealth 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.

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centuryA 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.

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ChiaThe 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.

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