2018’s Best Wellness Reads

5 great new books to help you finish the year on a healthy note

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Kintsugi Wellness: The Japanese Art of Nourishing Mind, Body, and Spirit, by Candice Kumai, $21
Kumai’s Japanese heritage has inspired her every health-focused step. Now, she’s sharing that legacy and drive through Japanese traditions and practices as well as more than a dozen recipes.

The Rainbow Diet: A Holistic Approach to Radiant Health Through Foods and Supplements, by Deanna M. Minich, PhD, $17
“An inner rainbow of optimal health”—that’s what Dr. Minich claims you’ll get if you follow this colorful diet. Blending ancient healing and eating practices with today’s nutritional science—and some very pretty food—the guide features recipes, supplements, activities, and more to help you be at your healthiest.

Forks Over Knives: Flavor!: Delicious, Whole-Food, Plant-Based Recipes to Cook Every Day, by Darshana Thacker, $20
In 2011, the Forks Over Knives documentary challenged Americans to swap a meat-heavy, processed diet for whole foods and plant-based nutrition. Today, head chef Thacker is giving us more tools to do so in the first four-color Forks Over Knives cookbook, featuring 150 internationally inspired dishes.

Strong: A Runner’s Guide to Boosting Confidence and Becoming the Best Version of You, by Kara Goucher, $16
To say Boulder resident Goucher, a two-time Olympian and Colorado Running Hall of Famer, knows what it takes to finish—and win—a race is a bit of an understatement. Lucky for us, she’s sharing everything she knows on having confidence and focus (with a little help from a few fellow Olympians and Dr. Stephen Walker, her sports psychologist) in this enlightening read.

Healthyish: A Cookbook with Seriously Satisfying, Truly Simple, Good- For-You (but not too Good-For-You) Recipes for Real Life, by Lindsay Maitland Hunt, $21
Good news: Eating healthy no longer means giving up your favorite foods. This recipe developer’s debut cookbook is all about balance, with 131 straightforward dishes (and treats!) that use as few pots and pans as possible and include only ingredients you’ll find at an “everyday” grocery store. Sign us up!


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