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March 22nd, 2021 – Get Inspired with Tips | Black Bean Burger Recipe

March 8th, 2021 – Energy! | St. Patrick’s Day Recipes + Join PowerAgers

February 15th, 2021 – What I Eat in a Day | Filled with Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

February 8th, 2021 – Happy Valentines Day + Chocolate Cherry Brownies + Dairy Free Soft Serve + New PowerAgers FB Group

January 21st 2021 – Big Things Are Coming + Nan’s Shiitaki Mushroom Green Bean Recipe

 

MY FAVORITE BOOKS:

General Plant Base Nutrition and General Health

Fiber Fueled: The Plant Based Gut Health Program for Losing Weight, Restoring You Health, and Optimizing Your Microbiome by Will
Bulsiewicz, MD, MSCI. Includes recipes.

The Blue Zones: 9 Lessons for Living Longer from People Who’ve Lived the Longest by Dan Buettner

Reversing Diabetes: The Scientifically Proven System for Reversing Diabetes Without Drugs by Dr. Neal D. Barnard, MD. Founder and President of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. Includes recipes.

Your Body in Balance: The New Science of Food, Hormones, and Health by Neal D. Barnard, MD, FACC. Includes recipes.

The Vegan Starter Kit: Everything You Need to Know About Plant-Based Eating by Neal D. Barnard, MD, FACC. Includes recipes.

The OMD Plan: Swap One Meal A Day to Save Your Health and Save the Planet by Suzy Amis Cameron. Includes récipes.

The China Study: The Most Comprehensive Study of Nutrition Ever Conducted   by T. Coli Campbell, PhD and Thomas M. Campbell II, MD. Startling implications for diet, weight loss, and long-term health. Founded the T. Colin Center for Nutritional Studies

Whole: Rethinking the Science of Nutrition by T. Colin Campbell, PhD

The Secrets to Ultimate Weight Loss: A Revolutionary Approach to Conquer Cravings, Overcome Food Addiction, and Lose Weight Without Going Hungry, by Chef AJ, with Glen Merzer. Includes recipes.

Unprocessed: How to Achieve Vibrant Health and Your Ideal Weight by Chef AJ. Includes recipes.

Own Your Health: How to Live Long and Avoid Chronic Illness by Glen Merzer. With over 75 delicious, nutritious recipes by Chef AJ

The Microbiome Solution: The Radical New Way to Heal Your Body from the Inside Out by Robynne Chutkan MD, FASGE. Founder of the Digestive Center for Women. Includes recipes.

Forks Over Knives: The Plant-Based Way to Health. The How-To Companion to the Landmark Documentary FORKS OVER KNIVES. Includes recipes.

Eat To Live: The Amazing Nutrient-Rich Program for Fast and Sustained Weight Loss by Joel Fuhrman, MD. Includes recipes.

Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease: The Revolutionary, Scientifically Proven, Nutrition-Based Cure by Caldwell B. Esselstyn, Jr., MD. The book behind Bill Clinton’s life-changing plant-based diet. Includes recipes.

Plant-Strong: Discover the Worlds Healthiest Diet, With 150 New Engine 2 Recipes by Rip Esselstyn

How Not to Die: Discover the Foods Scientifically Proven to Prevent and Reverse Disease by Michael Greger, MD

How Not to Diet: The Groundbreaking Science of Healthy, Permanent Weight Loss by Michael Greger, MD, FACLM. Founder of nutritionfacts.org

The Starch Solution: Eat the Foods You Love, Regain Your Health, and Lose the Weight for Good by John A McDougall, MD. Includes recipes.

The Longevity Diet: Discover the New Science Behind Stem Cell Activation and Regeneration to Slow Aging, Fight Disease, and Optimize Weight by Valter Longo, PhD. Director of The Longevity Institute, USC

Not Fade Away: Staying Happy When You’re Over 64!: The baby boomer guide to creative aging by Alan Heeks

The Vegiterranean Diet: The New and Improved Mediterranean Eating Plan—With  Deliciously Satisfying Vegan Recipes for Optimal Health by Julieanna Hever, MS, RD. Includes recipes.

Food Rules: An Eater’s Manual by Michael Pollan

In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto by Michael Pollan

UnDo It!: How Simple Lifestyle Changes Can Reverse Most Chronic Diseases by Dean Ornish, MD, and Anne Ornish. Cofounder of the
College of Lifestyle Medicine and founder and president of the
nonprofit Preventive Medicine Research Institute. Includes recipes.

Eat More, Weigh Less: Dr. Dean Ornish’s Life Choice Program for Losing Weight Safely While Eating Abundantly by Dean Ornish, MD

Diet for a New America: How Your Food Choices Affect Your Health, Your Happiness, and the Future of Life on Earth by John Robbins

The Food Revolution: How Your Diet Can Help Save Your Life and Our World by John Robbins

The Plantpower Way: Whole Food Plant-Based Recipes and Guidance for the Whole Family by Rich Roll. Includes recipes.

The Alzheimer’s Solution: A Breakthrough Program to Prevent and Reverse The Symptoms of Cognitive Decline at Every Age by Dean & Ayesha Sherzai, MD, codirectors of the Brain Health and Alzheimer’s Prevention Program at Loma Linda University Medical Center. Includes Recipes.

 

Cookbooks

The Blue Zones Kitchen: 100 Recipes to Live to 100 by Dan Buettner

The China Study Cookbook by LeAnne Campbell, PhD

The China Study All-Star Collection by LeAnne Campbell, PhD

The Kick Diabetes Cookbook: An Action Plan and Recipes for Defeating Diabetes by Brenda Davis, Rd and Vesanto Melina, MS, RD

The Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease Cookbook: Over 125 Delicious, Life-Changing, Plant Based Recipes by Ann Crile Esselstyn and Jane Esselstyn

The Engine 2 Cookbook: More Thank 130 Lip-Smacking, Rib-Sticking, Body-Slimming Recipes to Live Plant-Strong by Rip Esselstyn and Jane Esselstyn

Eat To Live Quick & Easy Cookbook: 131 Delicious Recipes for Fast and Sustainable Weight Loss, Reversing Disease, and Lifelong Health by Joel Fuhrman, MD

The How Not to Die Cookbook: 100+ Recipes to Help Prevent and Reverse Disease by Michael Greger, MD, FACLM

Vegan Richa’s Indian Kitchen: Traditional and Creative Recipes for the Home Cook by Richa Hingle

Eat Vegan on $4.00 a Day: A Game Plan for the Budget Conscious Cook by Ellen Jaffe Jones

Ageless Vegan: The Secret to Living a Long and Healthy Plant-Based Life by Tracye McQuirter, MPH with Mary McQuirter

Vegan Under Pressure: Perfect Vegan Meals Made Quick and Easy in Your Pressure Cooker by Jill Nussinow, MS, RDN

The Kind Diet: A Simple Guide to Feeling Great, Losing Weight, and Saving the Planet by Alicia Silverstone

Forks Over Knives, The Cookbook: Over 300 Recipes for Plant Based Eating All Through the Year, by Del Sroufe

 

Recovery Related Books

Breaking the Food Seduction: The Hidden Reasons Behind Food Cravings—And 7 Steps to End Them Naturally by Neal Barnard

The Cheese Trap: How Breaking a Surprising Addiction Will Help You Lose Weight, Gain Energy, and Get Healthy by Neal Barnard

Brain Over Binge: Why I Was Bulimic, Why Conventional Therapy Didn’t Work, and How I Recovered for Good by Kathryn Hansen. One woman’s story gives binge eaters hope, a new perspective, and a commonsense cure.

The Brain Over Binge Recovery Guide: A Simple and Personalized Plan for Ending Bulimia and Binge Eating Disorder by Kathryn Hansen

Starving In Search of Me: A coming-of-Age Story of Overcoming an Eating Disorder and Finding Self-Acceptance by Marissa Larocca

The Pleasure Trap: Mastering the Hidden Force that Undermines Health & Happiness by Douglas J. Lisle, PhD, and Alan Goldhammer, DC

Radical Remission: Surviving Cancer Against All Odds by Kelly A. Turner. The 9  key factors that can make a real difference

Rational Recovery: The New Cure for Substance Addiction by Jack Trimpey

 

Additional Reads

Radiation Nation: Fallout of Modern Technology, Your Complete Guide to EMF Protection & Safety by Daniel T. DeBaun and Ryan P DeBaun

Wherever You Go There You Are: Mindfulness Meditation in Everyday Life by Jon Kabat-Zinn

Clean My Space: The Secret to Cleaning Better, Faster—and loving your home every day by Melissa Maker. Founder of cleanmyspace.com

 

MY FAVORITE DOCUMENTARIES/TV

Eating You Alive

Forks Over Knives

The Game Changers

What the Health

Cowspiracy

Years of Living Dangerously