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The Plant Based Solution: America’s Healthy Doc’s Plan to Power Your Health by Joel K. Kahn MD

Our understanding of the whole foods plant based (WFPB) diet is expanding at an ever increasing rate. It is difficult to always keep up with this progress. Dr. Joel Kahn’s “The Plant-Based Solution” is an incredible source book to bring you up to date and to the cutting edge of our knowledge. If there is …

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Genre: Health, Recipes

Vegetarian to Vegan by Sarah Taylor

This is the perfect book for anyone on a vegetarian diet who has not yet moved to a fully vegan diet (plant based). Sarah Taylor, the author, provides compelling arguments for making the transition.  She also provides a wealth of information on how to go about the transition. As a bonus, the book includes an …

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Genre: Nutrition, Recipes

The Hidden Half of Nature: The Microbial Roots of Life and Health by David R. Montgomery and Anne Biklé

Do you realize that the processes that occur in your digestive system are very similar to those that occur in the soil? Both your digestive system and the soil in which plants grow handle the task of breaking down dead plant and animal life to recycle it for new growth, protection from disease, and energy. …

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Genre: Health, Longevity

The Pleasure Trap by Douglas J. Lisle Ph.D. and Alan Goldhamer D.C.

This book is a MUST READ! Of all the books that I have read and reviewed in our Viva*Sparkle quest for understanding and furthering health, nutrition and longevity, this book stands above and alone for its unifying of all of these areas. While other books are particularly effective in dealing with some aspects of those …

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Genre: Health, Longevity, Nutrition

Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease Cookbook by Ann Crile Esselstyn and Jane Esselstyn

This very special cookbook book contains over 125 delicious, life-changing whole food, plant-based recipes as well as valuable cooking information and more. To quote from the introduction: ‘This book is not just a collection of recipes — it is a collection of wisdom around a lifestyle of cooking, family and health‘. We are very fortunate …

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Genre: Health, Nutrition, Recipes

Wheatbelly by William David M.D.

This is quite a remarkable discussion of wheat in the modern diet. As a non-wheat eater I would probably have not read it so soon if not given a copy by a friend who said I needed to read it — she was right! Wheat Belly discusses Genre: Health, Nutrition


Genre: Health, Nutrition

WHOLE: Rethinking the Science of Nutrition by T. Colin Campbell Ph.D. with Howard Jacobson Ph.D.

Perhaps the most important paragraph in Colin Campbell’s latest book, WHOLE, is the last paragraph: “It’s time for us to begin a real revolution – one that begins by challenging our individual beliefs and changing our diets, and ends with the transformation of our society as a whole.” This is Dr. Campbell’s clarion call to …

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Genre: Health, Nutrition
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