What’s On Our Reading List

Why Diets Fail (Because You’re Addicted to Sugar): Science Explains How to End Cravings, Lose Weight, and Get Healthy

(Ten Speed Press, 2013) by Nicole M. Avena, PhD, and John R. Talbott

This is not a diet book. Rather, it’s a book to end all diets. Nicole M. Avena, one of the country’s leading experts on food and sugar addiction, shares her groundbreaking research and shows dieters how to break sugar addiction in eight steps. // $25, tenspeed.com

Go Green Spend Less Live Better: The Ultimate Guide to Saving the Planet, Saving Money, and Protecting Your Health

(Skyhorse Publishing, 2013) by Crissy Trask

Living a green life really can save you money and improve your overall health, and Crissy Trask proves that in her latest book Go Green Spend Less Live Better. This guide details the money-saving side of green living and teaches us how to make better decisions by changing our consumer life, how we eat, and more. // $15, greenmatters.com

Peruvian Power Foods: 18 Superfoods, 101 Recipes, and Anti-aging Secrets from the Amazon to the Andes

(Health Communications Inc., 2013) by Manuel Villacorta, MS, RD, and Jamie Shaw

Nationally-renowned registered dietitian Manuel Villacorta, with Jamie Shaw, celebrates 18 of the world’s greatest superfoods—all of which hail from Peru. Peruvian Power Foods reveals unknown marvels such as the pichuberry, purple potatoes, and aji, and also explains the specific health properties of each and why they are all antiaging agents. // $19, hcibooks.com

The Virgin Diet Cookbook: 150 Easy and Delicious Recipes to Lose Weight and Feel Better Fast

(Grand Central Life and Style, 2013) by JJ Virgin, CNS, CHFS

The Virgin Diet is a groundbreaking program that reveals the real secret behind weight gain: food intolerance. This cookbook shows you how to incorporate anti-inflammatory healing foods into your diet with recipes that are easy to make, but also gluten-, soy-, dairy-, corn-, and sugar-free. // $13, hachettebookgroup.com

A Message of Hope from the Angels

(Atria Books, 2012) by Lorna Byrne

Irish mystic Lorna Byrne has been seeing angels since she was a baby. In her new book, A Message of Hope from the Angels, Byrne explains how she sees a guardian angel with everyone regardless of their religion. Lorna also reveals how we can call on them for assistance in times of need. // $18, lornabyrne.com

The 30-Day Heart Tune-Up: A Breakthrough Medical Plan to Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease

(Center Street, 2014) by Steven Masley, MD

Steven Masley, MD, teaches readers how to discover potential and real threats to their cardiovascular health which will help prevent a destructive heart event. The 30-Day Heart Tune Up provides both assessment tools and practical guides to therapeutic lifestyle change. // $25, hachettebookgroup.com

Meditation for Your Life: Creating a Plan that Suits Your Style

(Llewellyn, 2012) by Robert Butera, PhD

This book explores the six basic forms of meditation and guides readers in identifying which fits them best. Robert Butera helps bring the hands-on lessons to you, and proves that wellness and inner calm are achievable goals for everyone. // $17, llewellyn.com

Beat The Heart Attack Gene: The Revolutionary Plan to Prevent Heart Disease, Stroke, and Diabetes

(Wiley, 2013) by Bradley Bale, MD, and Amy Doneen, ARNP, with Lisa Collier Cool

These world-renowned cardiovascular specialists wrote this book to present a new model for understanding and preventing heart disease. Bale and Doneen help people take charge of their medical destiny and overcome cardiovascular perils. // $26, turnerpublishing.com

The Four Virtues: Presence, Heart, Wisdom, and Creation

(Atria Books, 2014) by Tobin Hart, PhD

The Four Virtues argues that we all possess the four essential virtues: presence, heart, wisdom, and creation. These help us build, balance, and integrate both our psychological and spiritual lives. On sale February 2014. // $16, beyondword.com