Books: Programs for Health and Vitality
Becoming Vegan: The Complete Guide to Adopting a Plant-Based Diet, by Brenda Davis, R.D., and Vesanto Melina, M.S., R.D.
Davis and Melina, registered dietitians, explore the benefits of a vegan diet (without meat, eggs or dairy products), and the impact of your nutritional choices on health, the environment, animal rights, and human hunger. More than making the case for veganism, this book shows you how to adopt it; how a vegan diet can protect against cancer, heart disease, and other chronic illnesses; what research shows about vitamins and minerals; and how to practice “vegan diplomacy.”
Against immense skepticism from the medical establishment, Dr. Dean Ornish doggedly proved that heart disease can be reversed with a program of meat-free diet, exercise, meditation, and imagery. This groundbreaking and bestselling book explains the medical reasons why the program works, and how the reader can share the many benefits of adopting a heart-healthy lifestyle.
The Crazy Sexy Diet is an anti-inflammatory, vegetarian program that emphasizes balancing the pH of the body with lush whole and raw foods, nourishing organic green drinks, and scrumptious smoothies. Carr empowers readers to move from a state of constant bodily damage control to one of renewal and repair.
Eat to Live: The Revolutionary Formula for Fast and Sustained Weigh Loss, by Joel Fuhrman, M.D.
The 2011 revised edition includes updated scientific research supporting Dr. Fuhrman’s revolutionary six-week plan and a new chapter highlighting the role of food addiction in weight issues. It explains how and why eating the wrong foods causes toxic hunger and the desire to over consume calories; whereas a diet of high micronutrient quality causes true hunger which decreases the sensations leading to food cravings and overeating behaviors. It instructs readers on how to leave behind the discomfort of toxic hunger, cravings, and addictions to unhealthy foods. New recipes and menus are included, as well as new and updated Frequently Asked Questions.
The author’s plant-powered eating plan is based on a diet of whole foods, including whole grains, fresh fruits, vegetables, legumes, nuts, and seeds. Includes dozens of easy, mouthwatering recipes-from pancakes to pizza, Tex-Mex favorites to knockout chocolate desserts, Pantry-stocking tips to take the panic out of inevitable cravings and on-the-fly meals, and Guidelines on menu choices that will allow you to eat out, wherever and whenever you want.
Dr. Dean Ornish offers an empowering new program that enables you to customize a healthy way of eating and living based on your own desires, needs, and genetic predispositions. Dr. Ornish’s research was the first to show that changing your lifestyle changes your genes by “turning on” disease-preventing genes, and “turning off” genes that promote breast cancer, heart disease, and other illnesses. Your genes are not your fate! Whether you want to lose weight, lower your cholesterol, reverse a major disease, or find a sustainable, joyful lifestyle, The Spectrum can make a powerful difference in your health and well-being. The Spectrum features one hundred easy-to-prepare, delicious recipes from award-winning chef Art Smith.
Joel Fuhrman, M.D., a leading expert and board-certified medical specialist in prevention and reversing disease, offers a comprehensive guide to superior health. Based on the latest scientific research, Super Immunity shows us how we can become almost totally resistant to colds, influenza, and other infections. The evidence is overwhelming: we can supercharge our immune system to protect our bodies against disease—everything from the common cold to cancer. Nutritional science has made phenomenal strides and discoveries in recent years, and when this new research is applied it enables us to seize control of our health like never before. Dr. Fuhrman explains this new science, providing everything you need to know to put this knowledge into action in your kitchen and in your life.
Thrive: The Vegan Nutrition Guide to Optimal Performance in Sports and Life, by Brendan Brazier
Professional athlete Brendan Brazier researched and developed this easy-to-follow program to enhance his performance as an elite endurance competitor. Brazier clearly describes the benefits of nutrient-rich foods in their natural state, and how to choose nutritionally efficient, stress-busting whole foods for maximum energy and health. Includes a 12-week meal plan, over 100 allergen-free recipes with raw food options–including recipes for energy gels, sport drinks, and recovery foods–and a complementary exercise plan.
What Do Raw Fooders Eat: Discover Exactly What The Successful Ones Do, by Nomi Shannon
Discover how 46 people thrive on raw foods without spending hours in the kitchen every day. (And without spending a fortune on high priced specialty foods.) This fascinating read contains a week-long food log from 46 thriving raw fooders. You’ll be privy to every morsel they ate from morning to midnight, for seven days straight. This book promises to help you never again feel bored, confused, or unsure of what to eat.