Selection of books published through Penguin Random House focusing on CBD and Holistic health options.
A better understanding of the human body and how nature affects it can go a long way to overall health.
The Athlete's Guide to CBD
The wellness world is buzzing about CBD, the natural pain reliever that reduces inflammation, speeds up recovery, helps with anxiety, and improves sleep. These qualities make CBD a “holy grail” product for athletes and active people, but there’s still a lot of confusion around the product. With oils, capsules, powders, and balms on the market, what method should you use for the results you want to see? Where should you buy it, and what should you look for when purchasing it?
In this comprehensive guide, veteran sports author Scott Douglas breaks down the many ways athletes can benefit from using CBD products, and answers all the questions that the “CBD-curious” might have. With input from leading industry analysts and testimonials from athletes of all levels, The Athlete’s Guide to CBD gives you everything you need to know to determine if and how CBD can work for you.
The Better Brain Solution
Based on more than a decade of clinical research, The Better Brain Solution provides the tools you need to fight back. Here, Dr. Masley explains exactly how changes in the way you eat and live can reverse elevated blood sugar levels and in the process improve cognitive performance and avert memory loss. Research has shown that insulin resistance, a condition that can lead to diabetes, can also cause memory loss and dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease.
Plus fifty delicious, easy-to-prepare recipes specially designed for optimal brain and body health, along with a practical way to assess cognitive function, and much, much more.
Based on the popular Munchies and Viceland television series Bong Appétit, this cannabis cookbook features 65 “high”-end recipes for sweet and savory dishes as well as cocktails.
Inspired by the popular MUNCHIES and Viceland television series, Bong Appétit is the Joy of Cooking for a new generation interested in making serious, sophisticated food–with weed. Bong Appétit breaks down the science of infusing (oils, butters, milks, alcohol, and more) with cannabis, and offers recipes ranging from weed butter-basted chicken to weed chimichurri to weed brownie sundaes. Along the way, the book hits on marijuana politics, dosage, and pairing strains and flavors, and has tips from MUNCHIES vast network of friends and experts, including “Bong Appétit” stars Ry Prichard and Vanessa Lavorato.
CBD: A Patient's Guide to Medical Cannabis
The essential book on CBD as medicine
This practical, accessible guide to using CBD-dominant cannabis contains a wealth of information for both first-time explorers and experienced patients who want to know more about safely treating a number of health conditions with remarkable results and low to no psychoactivity or negative side effects. CBD (cannabidiol) is a component of cannabis that can provide relief for conditions such as seizures, pain, inflammation, anxiety, depression, arthritis, and a number of other issues. This book offers guidance on various forms of the medicine such as oil infusions, alcohol-based tinctures, capsules, and CO2 concentrated extracts. The information is organized by health condition and also by recommended CBD-rich strains, which do not produce the “highs” associated with THC. With dosage suggestions, potential side effects and contraindications, and the pharmacology of the plant, this is an essential guide for both doctors and patients looking for a nontoxic alternative to opiate-based pain medications and other pharmaceuticals.
While cannabis has been used for medicinal and recreational purposes for thousands of years, only in the last fifty years have scientists begun to shed light on the chemistry of the plant and its interactions with the human body. Research has led to the discovery of a whole new system in the body, the endocannabinoid system, which plays a role in mediating functions such as appetite, immunity, mood, pain response, and memory. The authors present case studies, interviews with doctors who prescribe cannabidiol products, and the latest research regarding other active phytocannabinoids and terpenoids present in cannabis that are being studied for medical use. They also address the difference between CBD products derived from industrial hemp or in a lab, versus those made from medical marijuana using the whole plant.
In addition to offering the most up-to-date and comprehensive information on CBD-dominant cannabis therapy for humans, this book is the first to offer guidance for using the medicine for animals, with suggestions for dosage and delivery and useful forms and strains for common health issues in pets. Finally, the authors take a look at the future of cannabis medicine, charting trends in the legalization movement and suggesting how CBD might be used to fight the opioid epidemic.
The CBD Oil Solution
Get healthy, not high. Discover the calming, pain-relieving effects of CBD oil and try recipes for delicious CBD-infused edibles and DIY self-care products.
CBD oil, or cannabidiol, is a nonpsychoactive compound found in cannabis that boasts serious health benefits for your mind and body. It’s been shown to effectively alleviate pain, lessen anxiety, reduce inflammation, and improve overall well-being.
Get the facts about CBD oil, and experience the benefits of this healing product with edibles and self-care products you can make yourself and customize to meet your needs.
Dr. Rachna Patel, a recognized expert in the field of medical cannabis, separates fact from fiction in The CBD Oil Solution, sharing everything you need to know about CBD, including:
• Explanation of CBD oil–what it is, how it works, and how it differs from THC
• What ailments can be treated with CBD oil–and how to decide if CBD is right for you
• What to consider when purchasing CBD oil, including how to read a product label
• Information on proper dosing and use
• More than 40 recipes and remedies–from drinks and desserts to lotions and lip balms–that can be customized for your needs.
The Essential CBD Cookbook
The Essential CBD Cookbook is an easy-to-use guide to adding CBD to your diet, with information on the different forms of CBD, general usage, dosing, and more than 65 healthy and delicious recipes. You'll learn how to make CBD-infused juices, smoothies, savory and sweet snacks, and even beauty products that promote health and healing for the mind and body.
The Essential Oils Handbook
Whether through massage, a hot aromatherapy bath or a cooling compress, essential oils can bring life-enhancing benefits to everyone. In this stunning addition to the Essential Handbook series we learn how to incorporate them into our lives. The first section of The Essential Oils Handbook describes how the oils are extracted from plants, evocatively explains how they have been used traditionally in different cultures, and guides the reader in the best ways to integrate them safely and effectively into their daily routine. This is followed by an invaluable directory of 100 oils, each complemented by a full-color photograph of the plant from which the oil is extracted. Every information-packed entry offers examples of how you can use the oil to benefit both mind and body, whether massaging sore muscles with rosemary oil or adding ylang ylang oil to a bath to calm your mind. For each oil, key points are highlighted to provide essential information and fascinating facts at a glance. Authoritative yet accessible, this book will delight anyone who wants to use oils to enhance their well-being, or simply takes great pleasure in these complex, alluring fragrances.
The Gut Wellness Guide
A user-friendly guide for anyone grappling with chronic pain, fatigue, gas, bloating, and other common disorders associated with the gut
Addressing a wide range of conditions—including digestive problems, anxiety, and depression—this easy-to-use guide presents simple ways to relieve the stress related to some of today’s most pressing health problems. Authors Allison Post and Stephen Cavaliere explain the devastating impact that imbalances of gut microbiota and the microbiome can have on digestion, and they demonstrate proven techniques to reconnect with our bodies and reclaim our health. The Gut Wellness Guide expands upon the method previously introduced in the authors’ first book, Unwinding the Belly. Unwinding is a clear and accessible way to connect the “gut brain” to the “main brain” and to relax, tune into your body, and create a customized action plan to heal.
The Herbal Handbook for Home and Health
Kitchen pharmacy meets green cleaning and natural beauty in this comprehensive handbook of 501 recipes that harness the power of plants to enhance wellness and toxin-free living. Expert herbalist Pip Waller provides a wealth of information about growing, collecting, preserving, and preparing herbs for a variety of purposes–from cleaning products, to food and drink, medicines, beauty products, and more. Attractive and easy to use, The Herbal Handbook for Home and Health includes growing tips and proﬁles of herbs, guidelines for setting up an herbalist’s kitchen, and techniques to make everything from tinctures to tonics. A valuable resource for anyone affected by allergies or sensitivities, this compendium is handsomely produced with two-color printing throughout and more than three hundred striking illustrations.
The Handbook includes contributions from herbalists from around the world and encompasses recipes that range from very simple to more complex. Seasoned herbalists as well as those just beginning to explore the world of herbs will find something to start their own nontoxic, non-allergenic domestic revolution.
The book includes:
• A history of herbal lore
• The herbalist’s kitchen–equipment and procedures for harnessing the power of plants
• Green cleaning products (from floor wax to stain removers)
• Herbal pharmacy (from throat lozenges to hangover cures)
• Nutritional supplements and detoxes
• First aid (from anti-anxiety drops to bruise ointment)
• For travel (insect repellant to anti-nausea drops)
• Food and drink (breads, butters, wines, teas)
• Beauty and balms (toothpaste to shampoo to lip balm)
• Kitchen Pharmacy
• Food & Drink
• Beauty, Balms & Personal Care
Complementary and alternative approaches to health and medicine have become increasingly widespread as the limits of conventional treatments become more apparent. Holistic Anatomy presents an authoritative study of anatomy, physiology, and pathology but expands the discussion by connecting the science of the body to a variety of alternative modalities to explore how human beings exist within—and interact with—their environment, and how they experience existence in emotional and spiritual terms. Basic scientific terminology and detailed descriptions are interwoven with informal, sometimes humorous observations, facts, and ideas about life. The mechanisms, structure, and functions of the body are explored, along with how they relate to spiritual and energetic paradigms, emotions, and ecological principles. The first half of the book covers basic anatomy and physiology, describing each major system of the body and how they interrelate. This part includes a thoughtful discussion of aging and the dying process. The second half focuses on models of health and disease, both traditional and holistic. Topics include western pathology, emotional health, five element medicine, and the spiritual cause for disease.
Honey for Health and Beauty
Discover the proven and powerful health, beauty and healing properties of nature’s miracle medicine: honey.
For millions of years, bees have worked tirelessly to create nature’s miracle medicine: honey. In this important book, Cooking Well: Honey for Health & Beauty, the unique healing properties of honey are revealed, placing the power of this low-cost and effective natural treatment in your family’s hands.
Whether as a healing agent for minor wounds and burns, a soothing ingredient for sore throats and coughs, a beauty treatment rich in anti-oxidants for youthful skin, or as a potent antibiotic, honey has become and essential part of natural cures and remedies.
Cooking Well: Honey for Health & Beauty also explains how the recent, rapid decline in honeybee population is damaging to our environment and lists ways that you can help honeybees thrive. After all, the health of our planet, the health of the honeybee, and our health as individuals are inextricably linked.
Featuring over 75 honey-based recipes for better health, beauty and nutrition, Cooking Well: Honey for Health & Beauty is all you need to harness the precious gift of honey bees.
The Inflammation Spectrum
From the international bestselling author of Ketotarian comes a revolutionary new plan to discover the foods your unique body loves, hates, and needs to feel great.
In Dr. Will Cole’s game-changing new book, readers will discover how inflammation is at the core of most common health woes. What’s more, it exists on a continuum: from mild symptoms such as weight gain and fatigue on one end, to hormone imbalance and autoimmune conditions on the other. How you feel is being influenced by every meal. Every food you eat is either feeding inflammation or fighting it. Because no one else is you, the foods that work well for someone else may not be right for your body. At heart, The Inflammation Spectrum is about learning to love your body enough to nourish it with delicious, healing foods. You’ll find insightful quizzes and empowering advice to put you on a path toward food freedom and overall healing, once and for all.
The Nature Cure
International bestselling author Dr. Andreas Michalsen uncovers the natural cures that will transform your health and change your life
Sunlight. Forest bathing. Fasting. Cold-water baths. Bloodletting. Leeches. Cupping. These ways of healing have been practiced in different cultures around the world for centuries. But as a cardiologist working with the most high-tech medical tools, Dr. Andreas Michalsen was taught that these practices were medieval and outdated, even dangerous. As he saw surprising results in his patients, however, Dr. Michalsen explored more deeply those seemingly “outdated” methods of healing. The more he researched, the more he was convinced by the power of natural medicine–naturopathy–to heal the human body.
Over the past few decades, Dr. Michalsen has published the most cutting-edge scientific research on the efficacy of natural medicine. At the prestigious Charité University Hospital in Berlin, Dr. Michalsen has successfully treated thousands of patients using elements found in nature–sunlight, water, nourishing foods, medicinal plants and animals. The culmination of years of research and clinical knowledge, The Nature Cure explains how and why naturopathy works. Dr. Michalsen breaks down the science behind natural ways of healing and shows how we can incorporate these methods into our everyday lives to trigger our body’s self-healing mechanism.
Thoughtfully written and filled with science, history, case studies, and practical guidance, this illuminating book shares knowledge that has changed the lives of thousands of patients, teaching you what your body needs to heal–without medicine riddled with side effects or invasive procedures. Discover methods of healing that don’t just cover up your symptoms, but actually address the root cause of illness.
Plant-Based Meal Prep
Go plant-based with Steph and Adam, YouTube’s most popular meal preppers!
Eating a plant-based diet–one that embraces veggies and ditches the meat, eggs, and dairy–is one of the easiest ways to improve your health. Whether you’re ready to go entirely vegan or just want to incorporate more plant-based meals into your diet, Steph and Adam will show you how to plan and prep ahead, so your meals are ready to go when you’re ready to eat. Flexible meal plans include all your favorite foods and flavors, from mac and cheese to mashed potatoes, all made with plant-based, whole-food ingredients.
• Over 60 plant-based recipes for breakfasts, mains, snacks, and desserts
• Get-started guide walks you through the basics of plant-based eating and meal prep
• Soy-free, grain-free, and paleo-friendly tags make it easy to find recipes that fit your diet
• Flexible build-a-meal strategies let you choose your favorite flavors
• Easy-to-follow meal plans take the guesswork out of what to make
• Nutritional information for every recipe to help manage macros and achieve diet goals
The Power of Breath
Discover how the art of breathing can enhance your well-being and relieve stress with this engaging guide from one of the world’s leading yoga gurus
Breathing is the most fundamental of our body’s physical processes and our most intimate companion—yet most of us give it little to no thought. However, once fully acknowledged and harnessed, the power of the breath is unlimited. It can ease stress and anxiety, boost energy and stamina, enhance self-confidence, sharpen the ability to focus, strengthen the quality of voice, and even relieve pain.
With The Power of Breath, renowned yoga teacher Swami Saradananda aims to give gentle yet powerful guidance on the art of breathing, from the basic practices to its myriad effects on the mind and body. She explores the five types of breath—vitalizing (prana), nourishing (samana), expansive (vyana), cleansing (apana) and expressive (udana)—and provides breathing exercises for each one. She also offers mini programs for targeting specific common ailments and issues such as asthma, skin disorders, depression, lethargy and phobias—plus ways to harness your breath to enhance vocal, dramatic, or sports performance.
With evocative artwork, inspiring photography, and easy-to-follow guidance, this book will enhance and affirm your daily life through the power of breathwork.
The Practical Guide to Crystal Healing
The ultimate handbook on the use of crystals for healing, with expert guidance on how to achieve results – this is a great addition to every crystal enthusiast’s library and a must-have for beginners.
Crystals have been used as a complementary therapy to combat both physical and emotional ailments for centuries; their unique vibrational resonances able to restore balance to the body’s energy systems and enhance spiritual, mental and physical wellbeing.
Alongside guidance on the most important crystals to use for specific illnesses and situations, whether it be insomnia, migraines, depression or the upheaval of moving house, crystal therapy experts Simon and Sue Lilly provide practical tips on how to use these precious stones to restore overall health and further spiritual development. Using clear, step-by-step instructions, The Practical Guide to Crystal Healing will teach you how to use crystals to:
• heal the body
• balance the mind
• cope with change
• feed the spirit
• and live in harmony.
Packed with tried-and-tested layouts for healing, guided visualizations and meditations, and an illustrated repertory of key crystals, this is an essential book for beginners and experienced crystal healers alike.
Transforming the Nature of Health
A provocative blend of personal memoir, new science, and philosophical treatise, this book presents a fresh model for healing by rethinking our relationships with one another, the natural world, our bodies, and our innermost selves. Dr. Marcey Shapiro focuses on eliminating us/them or friend/enemy dichotomies, shifting instead to a model based on enduring values of love, compassion, harmony, and peace. Throughout the book she reevaluates prevailing cultural beliefs about the causes and meaning of illness and offers a vision for a different type of societal understanding of health with a new view of the possible role of medicine in healing. Interweaving inspiring anecdotes from her experiences of the natural world, in medical training and practice, and with mystical exploration, Dr. Shapiro includes examples of medical advances that honor our interconnectedness and provides practical tools like breathing techniques, tips for self-examination, and methods for expanding awareness.
Transforming the Nature of Health traces the roots of the matter/spirit split in contemporary science and medicine, evaluating its constraints as a paradigm for us as evolving beings. Dr. Shapiro presumes that we are much more than our physical bodies and asks readers to join in cocreating a new language and new science that express the whole of our miraculous existence.