Michael van Straten is an osteopath, naturopath, acupuncturist and nutritional consultant. From broadcasting with LBC every weekend for 30 years, Michael's voice is well known to Londoners. His books have brought him to an even wider audience with his bestselling Superfoods (Mitchell Beazley), Foods for Mind and Body (HarperCollins), Good Mood Food (Cassell), a range of detox titles (Quadrille), Foods for Life (Quadrille), The Omega 3 Cookbook (Kyle Cathie), The Complete Superfoods Cookbook, Superfood Pocket Book, Super Duper Soups and Eat Well Live Longer. He is a frequent guest on TV programmes and writes regularly for newspapers and magazines.
Superfoods from the Garden is the latest - and most important - book by Michael van Straten, the best-selling author and one of the most respected names in the world of complementary medicine and natural health care. A lifelong believer that good health comes first and foremost from the food you eat, here Michael brings together his three passions - spreading the word on good health the natural way, organic gardening and producing fantastic meals from freshly harvested food. With chapters devoted to each fruit and vegetable family, Michael begins by detailing the different health benefits of each food - for example, did you know that a generous serving of fresh peas supplies all the vitamin B1 you need for a day, or that leeks have a strong antibacterial effect and offer protection against stomach cancer? Once you have decided which crops to grow, Michael explains how to cultivate and nurture your plants. As a dedicated organic gardener, Michael offers tips, techniques and shortcuts to help you to achieve the best harvest ever. Finally, each chapter concludes with a collection of recipes, all devised to capture the goodness of the ingredients.
In Super Soup, Michael van Straten introduces you to the wonderful world of soups with more than 50 mouth-watering options, from winter warmers to fresh summer alternatives. These soups are not only delicious in taste but contain many health-boosting benefits: restore your body's health with Chicken Soup with Matzo Dumplings and Ajo Blance, or regenerate your skin with Sweetcorn and Smoked Haddock Chowder - plus much more!
Whether it's an invigorating pick-me-up you're after, a vitamin-packed juice to put the sun back into your day, or a natural remedy full of goodness, leading health expert Michael van Straten shows you how. With a variety of nutritional ingredients, Superjuice provides recipes to make flavour-packed juices to cater for all moods and needs. For a healthier, happier lifestyle, look no further than Superjuice as a natural recipe for success.
Which fruit can build your resistance to disease? Which vegetable is good for your liver? Eat your way to super health with Try It Superfoods, Super Fast. Whether you want to control your weight, boost your immune system or simply eat healthily Try It! Superfoods Super Fast reveals more than 100 superfood-based recipes - that can be ready in 30 minutes. Handy shopping lists and meal plans mean you will never be stuck for ideas. Find out which foods are super and why, how to create amazing dishes with them and ways to protect your health from combating stress and fatigue to tackling skin and joint problems. Give your health a boost with Try It! Superfoods, Super Fast! Previous ISBN 9781405335249
Guarana has been called the elixir of youth and the Brazilian answer to a lackluster love life. This book explains the uses of this and some other lesser known seeds and herbs of the Amazon basin.