Diet for a Hot Planet
by Anna Lappe
Nearly four decades after her mother, Frances Moore Lapp�, published Diet for a Small Planet, sparking a revolution in our thinking about the social and environmental impact of our food choices, Anna Lapp� picks up the conversation, examining another hidden cost of our food system: the climate crisis. From raising cattle in industrial-scale feedlots to razing rainforests to make palm oil for Pop-Tarts, the choices we make about how we put food on our plates, and what we do with the waste, contribute to as much as one third of total greenhouse-gas emissions. Lapp� exposes the interests resisting this crucial conversation while she educates and empowers readers and eaters committed to healing the planet.
Praise for Diet for a Hot Planet:
"[An] important book … When it comes to climate change, junk food may prove even more destructive than SUVs. Lapp�’s message is timely and empowering."-Eric Schlosser, author of FastFood Nation
"Accessibly written, rationally argued and focused on action over rhetoric, the book will interest parents, foodies, economists, committed vegetarians, moral omnivores, environmentalists, health enthusiasts and anyone interested in actually doing something about climate change while government responses stagnate. An essential toolkit for readers looking for a pragmatic climate-response action plan of their own."-Kirkus Reviews
The MIND Diet
by Maggie Moon
Enjoying a high quality of life as you get older means taking care of your brain as much as your body. And research suggests that what you eat today will help (or hurt) your cognitive abilities later.
The MIND Diet explains the science behind mental fitness in an approachable and understandable way. More importantly, this helpful guide presents an easy-to-follow program for keeping your mind sharp by eating the right foods and avoiding brain-harming ones.
Packed with dishes that are not only delicious but also help improve memory, concentration and mental acuity,The MIND Diet’s healthy recipes include:
• Brussels Sprouts Frittata
• Sweet Potato Lentil Soup
• Pistachio Mint Couscous
• Guacamole-Stuffed Tomatoes
• Apricot-Glazed Salmon
• Tango Fish Tacos
• Banana Chocolate Cookies
• Roasted Chicken with Fennel
How to Give Up Plastic
by Will McCallum
‘We have a responsibility, every one of us’ David Attenborough
Around 12.7 million tonnes of plastic are entering the ocean every year, killing over 1 million seabirds and 100,000 marine mammals.
By 2050 there could be more plastic in the ocean than fish by weight.
Plastic pollution is the environmental scourge of our age, but how can YOU make a difference?
This accessible guide, written by the campaigner at the forefront of the anti-plastic movement, will help you make the small changes that make a big difference, from buying a reusable coffee cup to running a clean-up at your local park or beach. Tips on giving up plastic include:
· Washing your clothes within a wash bag to catch plastic microfibers (the cause of 30% of plastic pollution in the ocean)
· Replacing your regular shampoo with bar shampoo
· How to lobby your supermarket to remove unnecessary packaging
· How to throw a plastic-free birthday party
· How to convince others to join you in giving up plastic
Plastic is not going away without a fight. We need a movement made up of billions of individual acts, bringing people together from all backgrounds and all cultures, the ripples of which will be felt from the smallest village to the tallest skyscrapers. This is a call to arms – to join forces across the world and to end our dependence on plastic.
Plastic is not going away without a fight. We need a movement made up of billions of individual acts, bringing people together from all backgrounds and all cultures, the ripples of which will be felt from the smallest village to the tallest skyscrapers.
‘Plastic waste is one of the greatest environmental challenges facing the world’ Theresa May
The Healthy Green Drink Diet
by Jason Manheim
Why drink green?
•Green leafy vegetables are extremely alkaline and great for lowering your blood pH and remedying many common ailments and diseases.
•By juicing or blending the vegetables into a delicious smoothie, you can enjoy the goodness of many more cups of greens that you could possibly eat in one sitting.
•The juicing process also breaks down or removes the fibers of the plants so their nutrients are able to get into your system quicker.
•The “green drink” approach offers dieters the chance to add something rather than take it away, without guilt.
A cleansing detox drink is a fantastic, tasty way to consume all your necessary vitamins and minerals without having to resort to a processed multivitamin. Plus, green-drinkers quickly start to crave more fruits and vegetables, leading them to a healthier diet over all. The Healthy Green Drink Diet gives health enthusiasts all the tools they need to add green drinks to their daily routine and feel the wonderful, energizing results through and through.
The Reality Diet
by Steven Schnur, MD
By following The Reality Diet you will:
– learn and apply the 2:90 Rule-the key to choosing nutritious carbs with the right fiber content
– enjoy mouthwatering meals using more than 200 quick, easy recipes designed by a top recipe developer and a registered dietician
– eat all the foods you love and have been told to avoid—pasta, rice, waffles, potatoes, bananas, watermelon, corn-on-the-cob
– lose 2 pounds a week and 30 pounds in 3 months
– learn proven strategies for maintaining your weight loss—for life
Flexible and forgiving, this program is for real people living in the real world. With eight weeks of Action plan menus for men and women, tips for eating in restaurants, as well as an effective exercise program, The Reality Diet is both a comprehensive weight-loss plan and a blueprint for lifelong health.
A Diet to Die For
by Sarah Steding
BURNING CALORIES AND SOLVING CRIMES
Meet Jen Stevens—a hungry New York City event planner who’s thirty-one years old, thirty pounds overweight, and flirting with disaster when it comes to sticking to her diet. Working for the food-centric Yummy Channel, it’s hard to resist temptation. But when there’s a crime for Jen to solve, it’s easy as pie…
Baker extraordinaire Bess Brantwood is one of the Yummy Channel’s brightest stars—and biggest divas. Despite the off-camera drama, Jen has to admit that Bess’s chocolate buttercream cupcakes drizzled with caramel are simply to die for—and kill for, as it turns out—when Bess’s body, like a baked good gone bad, is discovered…in a Dumpster.
Who iced the cupcake queen? Jen is determined to find out. With the help of her BFFs—fab foodblogger Gabby and lively life coach Elizabeth—she starts sifting for clues. She’s got all the ingredients to solve the perfect crime, including one delectable detective, one divalicious diary, and enough industry rivals for a battle of the network stars. But is Jen prepared to risk her life as well as her waistline? No matter how you slice it, revenge is sweet—and loaded with carbs.
The Detox Diet, Third Edition
by Elson M. Haas, Daniella Chace
■ Do you overeat? Or are you overweight without overeating?
■ Are you often tired or fatigued without knowing why?
■ Do you consume caffeine and sugar to get through the day?
■ Do you suffer from sinus headaches or chronic nasal congestion?
■ Do you experience constipation, heartburn, or indigestion?
■ Do you have high blood pressure or elevated blood cholesterol?
■ Do you smoke and have you tried unsuccessfully to quit?
■ Do you consume alcohol daily or in large amounts?
■ Do you use nonprescription, prescription, or recreational drugs regularly?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, Dr. Elson M. Haas can help you regain vitality and start you on a new path to lifelong vibrant good health with his safe, effective detoxification and cleansing program.
Fully updated and expanded, the third edition of The Detox Diet offers a variety of fasting and juice-cleansing options, fifty deliciously satisfying follow-up recipes, and specially designed menu plans, whether you’re struggling with sugar, caffeine, nicotine, alcohol, or common chemical sensitivities.
Dr. Haas has added an important new chapter dedicated to teens about simple detox activities plus guidelines for dealing with weight and blood sugar issues, eating disorders, body image concerns, and substance abuse. He also answers the most frequently asked question from parents: “Is fasting safe for my teenage daughter or son?” Also included is a fast-food replacement chart; an elimination regimen that zeros in on specific dietary culprits; easy-to-follow detoxing directions that maintain teen-essential protein; and a modified juice-cleansing program developed for this age group.
This practical, authoritative book provides valuable help for anyone who wants to improve their health and lower their need for medications. As Dr. Haas explains, “Detoxification is the missing link in Western nutrition.”
Put Your Debt on a Diet
by Stanley J. Kershman
More people are up to their eyeballs in debt than ever before. Canadian families currently owe over $450 billion. That’s almost $15,000 in debt for every man, woman, and child in the country. It’s mortgages, vehicles, credit cards, student loans, and more … and it’s dangerous. The number of consumer bankruptcies has been rising dramatically every year, and Canadians from all walks of life are in dire financial straits — from the working poor to the highest-income professionals. No one is immune from crushing debt, and it will just get worse if we don’t take control now.
Effectively managing your debt is one of the first—and most important — steps toward your financial health. Put Your Debt on a Diet takes the mystery and fear out of the process of overcoming even the most severe financial problems.
- Shows you how to effectively reduce and eliminate debt using realistic and down-to-earth techniques.
- Provides a clear process and achievable milestones that you and your family can use to improve money management skills and resolve debt problems.
- Includes comprehensive coverage on: assessing your debts, building better money habits, setting financial goals, budgeting strategies, credit counselling, debt reduction strategies, using credit cards wisely, how to shop for credit, and much more.
- Features practical examples, tips, frequently-asked-questions, worksheets, and checklists to help you reduce your debt load.
Whether you’re in financial crisis, or just living too close to the edge, Put Your Debt on a Diet is the ultimate reducing plan to help you trim your debt load and put you on the road to good financial health.