More people than ever are eating a whole-food, plant-based diet. Studies show that it is better for our bodies and better for the planet - but it isn't always easy. Let A Plant-Based Life be your guide. Whether you're taking your first steps on this path to wellness or recommitting yourself to success, author Micaela Cook Karlsen clearly maps the way. Her program enables you to set your own pace and stay the course - without relying on willpower.
Beware! The sordid lives of plants behaving badly. A tree that sheds poison daggers; a glistening red seed that stops the heart; a shrub that causes paralysis; a vine that strangles; and a leaf that triggered a war. Amy Stewart, best-selling author of Flower Confidential, takes on over two hundred of Mother Nature's most appalling creations in an A to Z of plants that kill, maim, intoxicate, and otherwise offend.
"For the Casual Nerd"
Nixon has put together a practical guide to address questions like these and to help with the many other challenges that come with a plant-based or vegan diet. Whether you're already living the Happy Herbivore lifestyle or simply thinking of switching to a plant-based way of life, The Happy Herbivore Guide to Plant-Based Living is for you.
As a botanist and professor of plant ecology, Robin Wall Kimmerer has spent a career learning how to ask questions of nature using the tools of science. As a Potawatomi woman, she learned from elders, family, and history that the Potawatomi, as well as a majority of other cultures indigenous to this land, consider plants and animals to be our oldest teachers.
Tens of thousands of people have put down their knives in favor of a vegan or vegetarian diet for weight loss or to control blood pressure and cholesterol. Many people got exactly what they were looking for, along with a few surprises, such as loss of bone density and dental issues. Mielle Chenier-Cowan Rose has experienced much the same in her journey as a vegan chef raising her child vegan.
"Great mix of recipes and food philosophy"
A rich, sweeping, and compelling work of botanical history, The Cabaret of Plants explores dozens of plant species that for millennia have challenged our imaginations, awoken our wonder, and upturned our ideas about history, science, beauty, and belief. Going back to the beginnings of human history, Richard Mabey shows how flowers, trees, and plants have been central to human experience not just as sources of food and medicine but as objects of worship, actors in creation myths, and symbols of war and peace, life and death.
"Ideas jump about"
Companion gardening is just planting certain plants together because they will help each other grow and become healthier. It is said that companion gardening is even better than using fertilizers or artificial ways of letting plants grow because the plants can benefit from each other and it's all a natural process.
"Not good as an audiobook"
Plants form a fundamental element of the biosphere, and the evolution of plants has directly affected the evolution of animal life and the evolution of the Earth's climate. Plants have also become essential to humans not only in the form of cereal crops, fruit, and vegetables, but in their many other uses in wood and paper, and in providing medicines. In this Very Short Introduction, Timothy Walker, Director of the Botanical Gardens in Oxford, provides a concise account of the nature of plants, their variety and classification, their evolution, and their aesthetic and practical value, stressing the need for their conservation for future generations.
We live in a world of seeds. From our morning toast to the cotton in our clothes, they are quite literally the stuff and staff of life, supporting diets, economies, and civilizations around the globe. Just as the search for nutmeg and the humble peppercorn drove the Age of Discovery, so did coffee beans help fuel the Enlightenment and cottonseed help spark the Industrial Revolution. And from the fall of Rome to the Arab Spring, the fate of nations continues to hinge on the seeds of a Middle Eastern grass known as wheat.
See how this ancient plant from Southeast Asia can provide many benefits and alter your moods without painful side effects or legal issues. Gain a deep understanding of the various strains of Kratom with detailed descriptions of effects, dosage, and use.
Benji Kurtz is on the side of science. For 20 years he struggled with obesity; he experimented with all kinds of catchy fad diets that had everything going for them but scientific truth. In The Plant Advantage, he explains how a movie changed his life, inspiring him to eat the way human beings were designed to eat. And he subsequently lost half his weight, from 260 pounds to 130, in 18 months. Without struggling.
Terence McKenna hypothesizes that as the North African jungles receded, giving way to savannas and grasslands near the end of the most recent ice age, a branch of our arboreal primate ancestors left the forest canopy and began living in the open areas beyond. There they experimented with new varieties of foods as they adapted, physically and mentally, to the environment. Among the new foods found in this environment were psilocybin-containing mushrooms.
"A paradigm shifting experience"
Are you a fan of the game? Do you want to install and play the game on any phone, PC, or tablet? This guide will help you install on the Kindle, Kindle HD, Kindle HDX, any Android phone/tablet, PC, or iPhone/iPad.
In her wise and elegant new audiobook, Jane Goodall blends her experience in nature with her enthusiasm for botany to give listeners a deeper understanding of the world around us. Long before her work with chimpanzees, Goodall's passion for the natural world sprouted in the backyard of her childhood home in England, where she climbed her beech tree and made elderberry wine with her grandmother. The garden her family began then, she continues to enjoy today. Seeds of Hope takes us from England to Goodall's home-away-from-home in Africa.
"Amazing Content Ruined By Ideological Junk Science"
Wild plants are not only beautiful, but they can also be an affordable and sustainable way to add flavor and nutrition to your diet. Edible Wild Plants for Beginners provides you with the essential information and guidance to begin foraging for edible wild plants and including them in your diet. Edible Wild Plants for Beginners provides profiles of common edible wild plants and includes information on dangerous look-alikes, the best time to harvest, where to find each type of wild plant, and how to cultivate your own garden.
Are you ready to experience the healing powers of medicinal herbs? Are you looking forward to creating a custom herbal first aid kit, and using your own, homemade herbal remedies? Then download today to learn how. I know first-hand the powers of medicinal herbs when treating cuts, scrapes, bruises, and a host of other first aid injuries and illnesses. As a practicing herbalist for over 15 years, I have embraced herbal remedies and made them an integral part of first aid treatment in my home, at work, while traveling, or even in the car.
Vegan: How to Be a Vegan in a Meat Eater's World - The Vegan's Guide to Thriving and Surviving by Mary Thibodeau teaches you how to enjoy your vegan journey. You'll learn how to combat common misconceptions about veganism in our culture and feel secure in your choice with Mary's essential tips.
"short and sweet info on veganism"
If you want to lose weight, if you want to be fitter and stronger than ever before, The 22-Day Revolution is your solution. Founded on the principle that it takes 21 days to make or break a habit, The 22-Day Revolution is an accessible plan for anyone seeking to lose weight, to reverse serious health concerns, or seeking a healthier lifestyle.
You're about to discover how to forage for herbs and other plants that provide medicinal and edible properties. You'll be able to harvest herbs, berries, and entire plants in your area for consumption without having to step foot in a grocery store! No longer will you worry about where your food has come from or what's on it, but rather you'll know that you picked the herbs you're consuming from a reliable area and a sustainable source.
"Good info but the most basic of info"
There is endless wisdom in the medicinal practices of ancient civilizations. People who didn't have the opportunity to rely on modern technology were not capable of the same chances at longevity and health that we are in modern times. However, it is important to remember that the drugs we are using now are still in their infancy, and may come with more problems than solutions in some cases.