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Whole Food Energy: 200 All Natural Recipes to Help You Prepare, Refuel, and Recover

Elise Museles

It's finally here! My first book filled with 200 (!) plant-based recipes for the busy, active person who wants to eat healthy on the go. If you think you don't have time to accomplish your to-do list each day and eat right, think again. Whole Food Energy features easy-to-follow recipes for snacks and grab & meals, clever cooking strategies, and tips on how to set yourself (and your pantry) up for success.

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Whole Food Energy: 200 All Natural Recipes to Help You Prepare, Refuel, and Recover (UK)

Elise Museles

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The Microbiome Solution

Dr. Robynne Chutkan

In The Microbiome Solution, Dr. Robynne Chutkan explains how the standard Western diet & lifestyle are starving our microbiome, depleting the “good bugs” that keep us healthy and encouraging overgrowth of exactly the wrong type of bacteria. The resulting imbalance makes us more prone to disease and obesity and negatively affects our metabolism, our hormones, our cravings, our immunity, and even our genes. Beyond the science, what sets this book apart is Dr. Chutkan’s powerful three-level program for optimizing your gut bacteria for good health with 70+ Kale & Chocolate recipes! 

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Big Magic

Elizabeth Gilbert

Elizabeth Gilbert digs deep into her own generative process to share her wisdom and unique perspective about creativity in her newest book, Big Magic. Whether we are looking to write a book, make art, find new ways to address challenges in our work, embark on a dream long deferred, or simply infuse our everyday lives with more mindfulness and passion, Big Magic cracks open a world of wonder and joy.

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Rising Strong

Brené Brown

Brené Brown has ignited a global conversation on courage, vulnerability, shame, and worthiness. Her pioneering work uncovered a profound truth: Vulnerability—the willingness to show up and be seen with no guarantee of outcome—is the only path to more love, belonging, creativity, and joy. But living a brave life is not always easy. We are, inevitably, going to stumble and fall. It is the rise from falling that is the subject in Rising Strong.

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The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up

Marie Kondo

This #1 New York Times best-selling guide to decluttering your home from Japanese cleaning consultant Marie Kondo takes readers step-by-step through her revolutionary KonMari Method for simplifying, organizing, and storing. This book will help you clear your clutter and enjoy the unique magic of a tidy home—and the calm, motivated mindset it can inspire.

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Thrive

Arianna Huffington

In Thrive, Arianna Huffington makes an impassioned and compelling case for the need to redefine what it means to be successful in today's world. Drawing on the latest groundbreaking research and scientific findings in the fields of psychology, sports, sleep, and physiology that show the profound and transformative effects of meditation, mindfulness, unplugging, and giving, Arianna shows us the way to a revolution in our culture, our thinking, our workplace, and our lives.

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Enlightenment is Sexy

Valerie Gangas

Enlightenment Is Sexy: Every Woman’s Guide to a Magical Life is a treasure of a book for anyone seeking “more" in life. Valerie Gangas uses her bold, passionate, humorous, down-to-earth voice to tell the story of how she changed her world—and how you can do the same, but in your own way and by your own rules. Consciousness is the name of the game, and Valerie paints the perfect picture with her unfiltered life advice in this feel-good read that you’ll reference time and time again.

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The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are

Brené Brown

Each day we are led to believe that if we could only look perfect and lead perfect lives, we'd no longer feel inadequate. Brené Brown, a leading expert on shame, authenticity, and belonging, shares ten guideposts on the power of Wholehearted living—a way of engaging with the world from a place of worthiness.

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Gutbliss: A 10-Day Plan to Ban Bloat, Flush Toxins, and Dump Your Digestive Baggage

Robynne Chutkan, M.D.

Many so-called cures for women’s bloating and indigestion, from juice cleanses to specialty diets, are based on junk science. For women seeking true relief from that overall feeling of discomfort in any size jeans, Dr. Robynne Chutkan has the perfect plan for feeling light, tight, and bright in ten days. You don't want to miss the GI friendly Kale & Chocolate recipes featured in the 10-day plan.

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The Hormone Cure : Reclaim Balance, Sleep, Sex Drive and Vitality Naturally with the Gottfried Protocol

Dr. Sara Gottfried

Dr. Sara Gottfried, a Harvard-educated physician and nationally recognized, board-certified gynecologist, refuses to accept that being a woman means feeling overwhelmed or that popping pills is the new normal. Dr. Sara shares the unique hormone-balancing program that she has used to help thousands of women reclaim wellness, verve, and optimal health. 

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Best of Rebelle Society, Volume 1: Celebrating the Art of Being Alive

Rebelle Society

RebelleSociety.com is one of my favorite forward-thinking blogs to both write for and read. While you could get lost on their site for hours on end, they have taken the "best of" and brought a compilation of essays to inspire conversations on creativity and the art of being alive into one place.  I am proud to have my piece, "Imperfect Advice to Perfectionists," featured in their first book.

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The Blood Sugar Solution : The UltraHealthy Program for Losing Weight, Preventing Disease, and Feeling Great Now!

Mark Hyman, M.D.

Dr. Hyman reveals that the secret solution to losing weight and preventing not just diabetes but also heart disease, stroke, dementia, and cancer is to maintain balanced insulin levels.

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The Slow Down Diet: Eating for Pleasure, Energy, and Weight Loss

Marc David

Marc David presents a new way to understand our relationship to food, focusing on quality and the possibilities of pleasure in eating to transform and improve metabolism. The book features an eight-week program that allows readers to explore their unique connection to food, assisting them in letting go of their fears, guilt, and old habits so they can learn to treat their bodies in a dignified and caring way. He reveals how to decrease cortisol and other stress-hormones and boost metabolic power. 

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Food Rules: An Eater's Manual

Michael Pollan

Eat food.  Mostly plants. Not too much.
This indispensible and succinct book lays out a set of straightforward and simple rules to follow to achieve greater health.

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The China Study: The Most Comprehensive Study of Nutrition Ever Conducted And the Startling Implications for Diet, Weight Loss, And Long-term Health

T. Colin Campbell and Thomas M. Campbell II

The China Study is the most comprehensive study on nutrition ever conducted.  The general conclusion suggests that if you change your diet then you dramatically reduce your risk of cancer, heart disease, diabetes and obesity.

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Anticancer, A New Way of Life, New Edition

David Servan-Schreiber, MD, PhD

A moving story of one doctor’s inner and outer search for balance and a radical exposition of the roles that environment, lifestyle and drama play in our health.

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COOKBOOKS

The Oh She Glows Cookbook: Over 100 Vegan Recipes to Glow from the Inside Out

Angela Liddon

The Oh She Glows Cookbook features a treasure trove of more than 100 mouth-watering, wholesome recipes that even meat-eaters will love. From rich and hearty entrées like the Crowd Pleasing Tex Mex Casserole and 15-Minute Creamy Avocado Pasta to decadent desserts like the Chilled Chocolate Espresso Torte with Hazelnut Crust and Angela’s famous Glo Bakery Glo Bars, there is something for everyone.

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Crazy Sexy Juice

Kris Carr

In Crazy Sexy Juice, wellness advocate and New York Times best-selling author Kris Carr teaches everything you need to know about creating fresh, nutritious juices and smoothies, and creamy, indulgent nut and seed milks. Whether you’re an old pro at making liquid magic or just starting out, Kris will help you experience juicing and blending as a fun and delicious journey into the transformative powers of fruits and veggies!

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Real Fit Kitchen: Fuel Your Body, Improve Energy, and Increase Strength with Every Meal

Tara Mardigan & Kate Weiler

Nutrition experts Tara Mardigan and Kate Weiler prove that the foods, supplements and beverages, that many think are aiding performance, are actually hindering it and can be easily replaced with healthy, real, clean food. The recipes are easy-to-make and nutrient-dense. There are a handful of Kale & Chocolate dishes featured in this book!

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Superfood snacks:100 Delicious, Energizing & Nutrient-Dense Recipes

Julie Morris

Julie Morris proves that crave-worthy treats can be abundantly healthy too. Revolutionary superfoods like chia seeds, acai, and maca combine with whole food ingredients in 100 recipes, which creatively transform "guilty" pleasures into incredible snacks loaded with premium nutrients.

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I Quit Sugar: 306 Recipes for a Clean, Healthy Life

Sarah Wilson

When Sarah Wilson gave up sugar for good, she developed a new repertoire of inventive, go-to dishes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. With more than 300 satisfying recipes for one-pan wonders, grain-free breakfasts, leftover makeovers, smoothie bowls, and more, this comprehensive cookbook makes living sugar-free easy, sustainable, and delicious.

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Thug Kitchen: The Official Cookbook

Thug Kitchen

Thug Kitchen started their popular website to inspire people to eat vegetables and adopt a healthier lifestyle. This book is an invitation to everyone who wants to do better to elevate their kitchen game. No more ketchup and pizza counting as vegetables. No more drive-thru lines. No more avoiding the produce corner of the supermarket... written with a sense of humor!

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The Plantiful Table

Drea Duclos

This sunny, down-to-earth cookbook is proof that eating vegan doesn’t mean taking options off the table. Throughout this book Drea Duclos, gives kid-friendly tips so that one meal can feed everyone. Plus, she takes the guesswork out of reviving leftovers. With hearty meals straight from the earth, this book is perfect for your happy home, every day!

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Fifty Shades of Kale

M.D. Ramsey Drew, Jennifer Iserloh

In Fifty Shades of Kale, you'll discover fifty enticing new ways to enjoy my favorite leafy. From Mushroom and Kale Risotto to Kale Kiwi Gazpacho, Fifty Shade of Kale offers simple ways to have your kale and eat it, too, as well as nutritional information, cooking tips, and a tutorial on kale in all her glorious shades.

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Food52 Vegan: 60 Vegetable-Driven Recipes for Any Kitchen

Gena Hamshaw

An essential collection of hassle-free, vibrant vegan recipes—along with exquisite photography and helpful tips throughout—will show all of us innovative ways to cook with fresh produce and whole foods. Omnivore or vegan (or anywhere in between), we’re all looking for memorable, flavorful dishes to cook for ourselves and the people we care about.

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Crazy Sexy Kitchen: 150 Plant-Empowered Recipes to Ignite a Mouthwatering Revolution

Kris Carr

With over 150 new, tempting and delectable recipes, you’ll find it difficult not to embrace a mostly plant-empowered diet. Whether you’re already a green goddess or a newbie on your wellness journey, there’s a nutrient-dense recipe in Crazy Sexy Kitchen designed to nourish your mind, body & soul. 

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Against All Grain: Meals Made Simple

Danielle Walker

With recipes that make cooking for the grain-free family both easy and enjoyable, Against All Grain: Meals Made Simple answers the age-old question: “What’s for dinner?” Danielle Walker takes the guesswork out of meal planning with eight weeks’ worth of dinner ideas, complete with full shopping lists and recipes for using up leftovers.

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Thrive Foods: 200 Plant-Based Recipes for Peak Health

Brendan Brazier

Brendan Brazier, a former professional Ironman triathlete, is recognized as one of the world's foremost authorities on plant-based nutrition.  If you're looking for sustainable energy, high-quality sleep, physical strength, and mental sharpness to meet modern-day demands, Thrive Foods is the resource for you. The book also features over 200 nutritionally complete, easy-to-make recipes.

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Superfood Smoothies: 100 Delicious, Energizing & Nutrient-dense Recipes

Julie Morris

Whether you are looking for an energy boost, trying to switch up your smoothie routine, or on a mission to get healthy, Julie Morris has the solution. With over 100 nutrient-rich recipes that include superfoods in each one, you’ll find how easy it can be to create a delicious meal in a glass, just by pressing “blend”.

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The Whole Life Nutrition Cookbook: Whole Foods Recipes for Personal and Planetary Health, Second Edition

Alissa Segersten and Tom Malterre MS, CN

A complete nutritional and cooking guide for every stage of life, including over 200 gluten-free, dairy-free, and egg-free recipes.

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K&C APPROVED NUTRITION CERTIFICATIONS

Institute for Psychology of Eating

The Institute for The Psychology of Eating is unique and revolutionary in its’ educational approach. IPE is the only school of its’ kind that teaches students how to effectively work with the most common eating challenges of our times.  IPE graduates come away empowered around their own relationship with food and body, skilled in facilitating others, and confident to bring this knowledge out into the world.

Institute for Integrative Nutrition

The Institute for Integrative Nutrition is not just a school, it is a movement.  IIN is the largest nutrition program in the world with over 20,000 graduates who have become Certified Holistic Health Coaches.  The IIN mission is to play a crucial role in improving health and happiness, and through that process, create a ripple effect that transforms the world.

Cornell University, Plant-Based Nutrition Certification

A powerful science-based approach to nutrition that can dramatically reduce your risk of cancer, diabetes, heart disease, and obesity and improve your quality of life.

STOCK THE KITCHEN

Vitamix High Speed Blender

The best blender for making smoothies, soups, and dressings.  It is a steep but worthwhile investment. Click here to get a $25 discount

Breville 800JEXL Juice Fountain Elite 1000-Watt Juice Extractor (www.breville.com)

Commercial performance with home kitchen convenience.  This juicer is an easy-to-use (and clean) staple to have on any health conscious consumer's countertop.  

Sunfood (www.sunfood.com)

David Wolfe’s, Sunfood, is a great online resource to purchase superfoods and other hard to find natural and raw ingredients.  Check out the recipe section, too!

Glasslock 18-Piece Assorted Oven Safe Container Set

Your kitchen doesn’t want to alarm you, but storing food in plastic containers isn’t particularly safe. Several studies have found that most (most!) plastics “from sippy cups to food wraps” release a hormone similar to estrogen. Let’s sidestep that altogether by using glass storage containers. Besides, it’s so gratifying to open your refrigerator door and be greeted by perfectly clear, nicely stacked glass containers housing your fresh food. Trust me, it will motivate you to fill them up and meal prep for the week.

Victorinox Fibrox Straight Edge Chef's Knife

But you already know this, right? A good, regularly sharpened knife makes cooking a million times faster, more enjoyable, and it’s actually safer! A high quality chef’s knife can be a bit of an investment, but it will last decades. And if you really want to splurge, this is the knife that we use in our kitchen. Life changing!

Ellie's Best Nut Milk Bag

Homemade nut milk is cheaper, healthier, and usually more delicious than the store-bought versions. And you can make your own when you buy a nut milk bag! The bags are about $8 a piece, which is the price of two (maybe three) cartons of almond milk… what are you waiting for?

Microplane Classic Zester/Grater

Once you start using freshly ground ginger, nutmeg, and turmeric, you’ll never go back. Ever. This tool will make your turmeric latte even better – if that’s possible. Need some lemon zest to add to your not so basic oatmeal or salad dressings, the microplane to the rescue!

OXO Good Grips Citrus Squeezer

Your kitchen heard that you want to make hot lemon water part of your morning ritual, and she wants you to know that this two-armed number is a lot better than one of those old-fashioned citrus juicers… and definitely more convenient.

Paderno World Cuisine A4982799 Tri-Blade Plastic Spiral Vegetable Slicer

Who needs pasta when you can have zucchini pasta with pesto and cherry tomatoes? It’s so much healthier, and it’s actually easier than waiting for that pasta water to boil. Plus, you can “spiralize” other vegetables to throw into your grains, salads or stir-frys, in less time than it takes to chop. Really!

Totally Bamboo 3 Piece Bamboo Cutting Board Set

Plastic? Out of the question. Glass? We don’t want to ruin or dull that chef’s knife! Bamboo is sustainable and naturally anti-bacterial. Perfect, right?

Artisan Non-Stick Silicone Baking Mat

Goodbye canned, chemical-filled non-stick sprays, hello Silpats! These baking mats mean you can use less butter (or coconut oil!) in your cookies, and the clean up is so much easier.

T-fal Pre-Seasoned Nonstick Durable Cast Iron Skillet

Don’t be intimidated by cast iron’s weird (or non-existent) cleaning rules! They’re incredibly versatile – they can be used on your stovetop or in your oven – and they’re healthier for you than other pans. They’re a chemical free alternative to non-stick pans, and they actually fortify your food with iron. Bonus: they’re perfect for frittatas.

Jarden Wide Mouth Ball Jar

Who doesn’t love mason jar salads? Wide mouth mason jars are easy to clean, easy to fill, and perfectly portioned for smoothies, juices, overnight oats, trail mixes, no bake energy balls and just about everything. You can prepare your food ahead of time, twist that lid on, and you’ll have a fridge full of goodness ready when you are!

HEALTHY HOUSE

http://www.everydayexposures.com/

This is a wonderful, innovative, and interactive website.  It is designed to help educate consumers about some of the toxins most of us have in our homes. Click through the rooms of the home on the page to learn how you can limit your family’s exposure to these dangerous chemicals.

CLEANSES

Ritual Cleanse (www.ritualcleanse.com)

This cleanse is a great way to RESET.   The juices are made form 100 percent organic ingredients and all the packaging is eco-friendly.  You can also keep up with your active lifestyle and continue to work out with the SHRED cleanse. The “Pre” juice is my absolute fave!

Clean: The Revolutionary Program to Restore the Body's Natural Ability to Heal Itself

Alejandro Junger, M.D.

Dr. Junger unveils a revolutionary program to restore the body’s natural ability to heal itself.  The book offers a great explanation on cleansing and outlines a 21-day program to set you on your path to wellness.

SUPPORTIVE WEBSITES

www.ewg.org

Andrew Weil’s Environmental Working Group consists of a team of scientists, engineers, policy experts, lawyers and computer programmers who pore over government data, legal documents, scientific studies and their own laboratory tests to expose threats to your health and the environment, and to find solutions. EWG research brings to light unsettling facts that they believe you have a right to know.

www.localharvest.org

Local Harvest is a wonderful resource to learn about farmers markets, family farms and other sources of sustainably grown food in your area, where you can buy produce, grass-fed meats, and many other goodies.

www.goop.com

MAKE, GO, GET, DO, BE, SEE.  GOOP is Gwyneth Paltrow’s website that contains excellent and current information on lifestyle, travel, nutrition and advice on so much more.

www.drfranklipman.com

Dr. Lipman is a pioneer and internationally recognized expert in the fields of Integrative and Functional Medicine.  I subscribe to his weekly newsletter which contains useful and enlightening articles on health and wellness from an enlightened physician’s perspective.

HEALTHY KIDS

Feeding the Whole Family: Recipes for Babies, Young Children, and Their Parents

Cynthia Lair

This cookbook is filled with healthy and easy to follow recipes for babies, young children, and their parents. It's a must have for your family kitchen.

http://www.kidsgethealthy.org/

This website is sponsored by the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. Parents know that the road to lifelong good health starts with healthy eating and plenty of exercise. While visiting this website, be sure to download the free guide with up-to-date health and nutrition information, advice on changing habits, tips to get your family started, and plenty of delicious recipes.

HEALTHY PETS

http://healthypets.mercola.com/

Dr. Mercola’s healthy newsletter for pets is your one-stop resource for pet health articles and discussions that will help you prevent disease and nurture happy, thriving pets.

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