Welcome to the Roscara Bookstore Section, a curated list of books I recommend.

Gut Health

The Clever Guts Diet by Dr. Michael Mosely

Your gut is astonishingly clever. It contains millions of neurons – as many as you would find in the brain of a cat – and is home to the microbiome, trillions of microbes that influence your mood, your immune system, and even your appetite.

In this groundbreaking book, Dr. Mosley takes us on a revelatory journey through the gut, showing how junk food and overuse of antibiotics have wiped out many good gut bacteria, leading to a modern plague of allergies, food intolerances, and obesity.

Drawing from the latest cutting-edge research, Dr. Mosley provides scientifically proven ways to control your cravings, boost your mood, and lose weight by encouraging a more diverse microbiome and increasing the good bacteria that keep you healthy.

Packed with delicious, healing recipes, meal plans, checklists, and tips, The Clever Guts Diet includes all the tools you need to transform your gut and your health, for life.

More about this book on my blog.

Seaweed Recipes

Irish Seaweed Kitchen by Prannie Rhatigan

“Irish seaboard lore, recipes old and new, nutritional information and personal anecdote combine with the faintest hint of nostalgia in this refreshingly original mix of common sense and practical cookery.

Sourcing, identifying, preparing and storing seaweed for culinary use are all clearly explained in addition to a remarkable collection of over 150 easy-to-follow, creative and delicious recipes, including tips and hints.

Designed to facilitate seaweed users from novice to experienced, there is also a full seaweed recipe index for ease of use and a chart outlining the nutritional properties of each seaweed.

Over 100 colour photographs and original line drawings represent not simply the foods featured, but also provide a glimpse of a unique west of Ireland lifestyle and landscape.

Beautifully written and illustrated, the compelling pages highlight seaweeds as a valuable, flavoursome and versatile food recognised for its positive impact on health.

A book to cherish for both its presentation of seaweeds as a culinary component in a highly approachable way and for its charming sense of time and place.”

Extreme Greens: Understanding Seaweeds by Sally McKenna

“Sally McKenna’s new book, Extreme Greens, reveals the culinary, health and cosmetic wonders of seaweeds, one of our greatest natural resources.

With more than 80 exciting recipes, Extreme Greens is the first book to fully explore the multitude of ways in which seaweeds can form a vital part of our diet, thereby bringing the most health-giving plants in the natural world straight to our tables.

Molluscum Contagiosum

The Ultimate Guide to Molluscum Contagiosum by Rosaline Callaghan

Molluscum Contagiosum may be one of the least understood skin conditions affecting millions of adults and children worldwide.
The goal of the Ultimate Guide to Molluscum Contagiosum~How You Can Beat The Bumps is to empower you with knowledge about this viral skin infection, whether you have the condition yourself, or have a child or other loved one who is struggling with this pesky virus.

Rosacea

Acne and Rosacea: The Complete Guide by Alison Bowser

Acne affects young adults the most, but roughly 30% of sufferers continue to be affected in adulthood. One in 10 people in the UK are also affected by a condition called rosacea and the likelihood is that we all know someone who has it.

The typical symptoms of rosacea include: facial redness (most commonly covering the nose and cheeks), spots, extreme sensitivity to temperature changes, as well as broken veins, flushing and blushing. It’s a condition that can be treated and usually the sooner, the better.

Written by a leading expert, Acne and Rosacea: The Complete Guide takes the reader through diagnosis, the symptoms and causes and offers practical, sensitive advice on treatment options and the very latest in skincare advice.

Psoriasis

Healing Psoriasis: The Natural Alternative by John O.A. Pagano

A leading researcher shares natural remedies for psoriasis.

According to the National Psoriasis Foundation, at least seven million people in the U.S. and more than 100 million worldwide suffer from this chronic skin disease.

This book outlines Dr Pagano’s natural, drug-free treatment regimen that can alleviate, control, and even heal psoriasis without steroid creams, tar baths, injections, or ultraviolet treatments.

Healing Psoriasis outlines a healthy diet and lifestyle and includes case histories, photos, recipes, and a chapter on eczema.

Dr. John’s Healing Psoriasis Cookbook by John O.A. Pagano

Dr. John’s Healing Psoriasis Cookbook…Plus! is the companion book to Healing Psoriasis.

Skin Health

The Good Skin Solution by Shann Jones

Eczema is the most common skin disorder in the industrialized world, followed closely by psoriasis, rosacea and acne.

However, conventional medicine still offers no permanent solution to these conditions.

In this book, natural health author Shann Nix Jones tells the incredible story of how she discovered a chemical-free method to help treat these conditions, during her struggle to heal her son’s eczema and save her husband from a life-threatening MRSA superbug infection.

Shann’s staggering discovery is that eczema is not actually a skin condition – it’s an autoimmune disorder.

Your skin is simply a map of your gut; in order to heal the skin, you must first heal the gut.

Shann reveals the latest scientific research about the ‘microbiome’ – the vast ecosystem of microorganisms that lives inside us.

In simple, easy-to-understand language, she explains the gut-skin connection: what eczema, psoriasis, rosacea and acne really are; why they’re often accompanied by hay fever, asthma, IBS and food allergies; and how adopting the kefir-based Good Skin Solution can help to treat both the symptoms and the underlying causes of your skin condition.

If you, or anyone you know, are suffering from an on-going skin condition, this book could be the lifeline you’ve been waiting for.

Foraging

Wild Food: A Complete Guide for Foragers by Roger Phillips


‘I can safely say that if I hadn’t picked up this book some twenty years ago I wouldn’t have eaten as well, or even lived as well, as I have. It inspired me then and it inspires me now’, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstal.

Wild food is all around us, growing in our hedgerows and fields, along river banks and seashores, even on inhospitable moorland.

In Roger Phillips and Martyn Rix’s Wild Food, hundreds of these plants are clearly identified, with colour photography and a detailed description.

This definitive guide also gives us fascinating information on how our ancestors would have used the plant as well as including over 100 more modern recipes for delicious food and drinks. From berries, herbs and mushrooms to wild vegetables, salad leaves, seaweed and even bark, this book will inspire you to start cooking with nature’s free bounty.

Food for Free by Richard Mabey


The classic foraging guide to over 200 types of food that can be gathered and picked in the wild, Food for Free returns in its 40th year as a sumptuous, beautifully illustrated and fully updated anniversary edition.

Originally published in 1972, Richard Mabey’s classic foraging guide has never been out of print since.

Food for Free is a complete guide to help you safely identify edible species that grow around us, together with detailed artwork, field identification notes and recipes.

In this stunning 40th anniversary edition, Richard Mabey’s fully-revised text is accompanied by photographs, new recipes and a wealth of practical information on identifying, collecting, cooking and preparing, history and folklore.

Informatively written, beautifully illustrated and produced in a new, larger format, Food for Free will inspire us to be more self-sufficient and make use of the natural resources around us to enhance our lives.

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Thank you for reading.

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