An alternative medical system emphasizing prevention through healthy living, positive mind-body-spirit strength, and therapeutics to enhance the body’s innate healing processes, naturopathy has gained legitimacy in recent years. In Nature’s Pathâ€”the first comprehensive book to examine the complex history and culture of American naturopathyâ€”Susan E. Cayleff tells the fascinating story of the movement’s nineteenth-century roots. While early naturopaths were sometimes divided by infighting, they all believed in the healing properties of water, nutrition, exercise, the sun, and clean, fresh air. Their political activism was vital to their professional formation: they loathed the invasive, depletive practices of traditional medicine and protested against medical procedures that addressed symptoms rather than disease causes while resisting processed foods, pharmaceuticals, environmental toxins, and atomic energy. Cayleff describes the development of naturopathy’s philosophies and therapeutics and details the efforts of its proponents to institutionalize the field. She recognizes notable naturopathic leaders, explores why women doctors, organizers, teachers, and authors played such a strong role in the movement, and identifies countercultural viewsâ€”such as antivivisection, antivaccination, and vegetarianismâ€”held by idealistic naturopaths from 1896 to the present. Nature’s Path tracks a radical cultural critique, medical system, and way of life that links body, soul, mind, and daily purpose. It is a must-read for historians of medicine and scholars in women’s studies and political history, as well as for naturopaths and all readers interested in alternative medicine.
Explores the intertwined histories of print and protest in the United States from Reconstruction to the 2000s. Ten essays look at how protestors of all political and religious persuasions, as well as aesthetic and ethical temperaments, have used the printed page to wage battles over free speech; test racial, class, sexual, and even culinary boundaries; and to alter the moral landscape in American life.
Vegetarianism has been practiced in the United States since the country's founding, yet the early years of the movement have been woefully misunderstood and understudied. Through the Civil War, the vegetarian movement focused on social and political reform, but by the late nineteenth century, the movement became a path for personal strength and success in a newly individualistic, consumption-driven economy. This development led to greater expansion and acceptance of vegetarianism in mainstream society. So argues Adam D. Shprintzen in his lively history of early American vegetarianism and social reform. From Bible Christians to Grahamites, the American Vegetarian Society to the Battle Creek Sanitarium, Shprintzen explores the diverse proponents of reform-motivated vegetarianism and explains how each of these groups used diet as a response to changing social and political conditions. By examining the advocates of vegetarianism, including institutions, organizations, activists, and publications, Shprintzen explores how an idea grew into a nationwide community united not only by diet but also by broader goals of social reform.
David and Charlotte Bailey are back with a new book focusing on the different ways to cook natural, unrefined and unprocessed vegetarian food on a grill. Exploring a growing market for cooking vegetarian food outdoors, David and Charlotte bring their expertise and show you a wide variety of techniques and recipes for a vegetarian friendly barbecue menu. Fresh Veggie BBQ also includes more practical elements of barbecuing, such as an exploration of the different woods to use, the basics of how to build and light a fire, the different equipment available and variations for charcoal, gas and indoor cooking. So whether cooking on gas, burying packed parcels into hot coals or serving up the perfect summer salad, you’ll be able to create a delicious summer feast. Celebrating a healthy outdoors lifestyle with rustic, unfussy food and lots of charred, smoked, woody and robust flavours that meat-eaters and vegans alike will devour, recipes include Sticky Tempeh ‘Ribs’, Miso-glazed Aubergine, Shiitake and Smoked Tofu Skewers, Ember-roasted Pumpkin Tagine and Chipotle Barbecue Sauce. For ease of use, chapters focus on the different techniques for cooking with open heat to produce starters, mains and desserts. So whether you have a Dutch oven (Cauldron/Potjie Pot), Skillet/Chapa Barbecue grate, want to cook with skewers or use the cooling embers and ash, you’ll know exactly where to turn to. There are also chapters on Salads, Sauces and Sides and Drinks to make your veggie BBQ sizzle!
When someone goes vegan on Park Avenue or Beverly Drive, they have a private chef and a personal assistant to do the troubleshooting. When we make the shift on Main Street, we could use some help, too. For nearly six years, acclaimed author, speaker, podcaster, and Main Street Vegan Academy director, Victoria Moran, has trained individuals to become vegan lifestyle coaches and educators. Now, Victoria has teamed up with one her Academy alums turned faculty member, cookbook author, culinary instructor, and radio host, JL Fields, to bring that very same coaching to you. In The Main Street Vegan Academy Cookbook, Victoria and JL, along with over a hundred certified vegan lifestyle coaches, join you in the kitchen as you navigate more than 100 of their favorite plant-sourced recipes. Whether you're new to the diet or a seasoned plant-based eater, vegan or just veg-curious, their tips, tricks, shortcuts, and strategies will transform your cooking, your eating, and your life. Inside, you'll find wholesome, delectable, and accessible recipes like: PB&J Sammie Smoothie Sweet Red Chili Potato Skins Pepperoni Pizza Puffs Sicilian Orange Salad Best Split Pea Soup Smoky Black Beans & Greens Crisp Mocha Peanut Butter Bars Anchored in compassion, The Main Street Vegan Academy Cookbook is more than a cookbook; it's a complete guide to going vegan, from FAQs, troubleshooting, and menu plans to inspiration and innovations for navigating the culinary, nutritional, and social landscape of plant-based eating. Embrace a healthier, more compassionate you, with Victoria, JL, and the rest of the Main Street Vegan Academy coaches by your side.