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The Essential Edible Pharmacy: Heal Yourself From the Inside Out



If you eat food, you need this book! Sophie Manolas is a straight-talking, down-to-earth clinical nutritionist who is passionate about showing people how they can eat their way to being the greatest, healthiest version of themselves. In The Essential Edible Pharmacy she takes over 60 of the most commonly available nutrient-dense foods (covering everything from leafy greens to root vegetables and legumes, from herbs and spices to fruits, nuts and seeds), and with great warmth, enthusiasm and knowledge explains exactly why each of these foods is so good for you. This is then followed with a simple and tasty recipe for each ingredient that will entice even the fussiest tastebuds.

Over 60 simple yet mouth-wateringly delicious recipes are included, such as Wholesome Lentil Dahl; Chicken, Mushroom and Ginger Hot Pot; Spinach, Sweet Potato and Quinoa Burgers; Decadent Brazil Nut Truffles; Baked Apples with Macadamia Crumble; and Salted Coconut and Strawberry Semifreddo. Completely illustrated throughout with gorgeous photographs of fresh produce and flavoursome recipes, this is a practical and beautiful reference book that will both entertain and educate. Boost your health and tingle your taste buds into life with The Essential Edible Pharmacy.

SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | 235 x 191 mm | 90 Colour Illustrations | 216 Pages | 

The Essential Edible Pharmacy has appeared in a fantastic feature article by Well and Good! 
Read the full feature here.


Sophie Manolas is a clinical nutritionist whose rural childhood taught her the importance of the home vegetable patch and fresh produce from an early age. She was inspired to study Nutritional Medicine after a long struggle with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome — a change in diet proved to be the only effective treatment.

After gaining her qualifications, Sophie established her own practice, specializing in women’s health and hormonal issues, and has achieved great success with her down-to-earth approach and comprehensive understanding of how we can use food as our medicine. Her own property is established on permaculture principles, with Sophie and her partner growing and producing the majority of their food themselves.

Woman’s Weekly, December 2016
The Essential Edible Pharmacy, as featured in Woman’s Weekly


Well and Good, November 2016

Essential Edible Pharmacy has appeared in a fantastic feature article run by Well and Good!
The article focuses on the best foods to eat when you’re feeling sick, ensuring a speedy recovery. 
You can read the full feature here.

Good Magazine, November 2016
Clinical Nutritionist Manolas takes a refreshing approach to eating well. 


Biodentical Hormone Health, October 2016

“Whatever stage you are at, and whatever changes you might be experiencing, good nutrition is always the best place to start and this doesn’t mean a Draconian switch to raw foods or organic veganism.” – You can read the full article here.

Mindfood, September 2016
The Essential Edible Pharmacy, as featured in Mindfood!
“A simple way to improve your mind and supercharge your health.”


Coast & Country, September 2016

Coast & Country are also giving away a copy of The Essential Edible Pharmacy! To find out how to go into the running click below.


East Life, September 2016

East Life is giving away a copy of The Essential Edible Pharmacy to one lucky winner! Click the image below to find out more and enter via


Mindfood, September 2016
Author Sophie Manlos is now making regular contributions to Mindfood. Click here to read her first article, which focuses on eating smart to help combat Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. 

Travel Writers Radio, September 2016
Author of The Essential Edible Pharmacy, Sophie Manolas spoke to Travel Writers Radio about her new book and the overlooked benefits of the humble veggie patch. 

Good Health Magazine, February 2017
“shows you how to cook with nutritious, but often over looked foods”

Ladies in Racing, January 2017
“Fully illustrated with gorgeous photographs…practical reference book.” – Click here to read the full review.

Hip Little One, November 2016
“Whether you want to improve your skin health, gain more energy, clean your liver, boost your immunity, fight inflammation or protect against cancer, this beautiful full-colour reference guide will send you in the right direction”

Herald Sun, October 2016
“Eat yourself healthy. A book reveals how what you eat can help you avoid illness”.

Mindfood, September 2016
“heal and nourish your body, mind and soul. Take 60 of the most commonly available nutrient dense foods – add in beautiful recipes and you will have a simple delicious way to improve your mind and supercharge your health.”

Blue Wolf Reviews
“This is such an inspirational book for jaded cooks and those who wish to discover the joys of healthy eating.”

Beatties Book Blog, September 2016
“Defying food fads, Sophie’s refreshing approach will inspire you to take eating well out of the too hard basket, and fill your shopping trolley with a wider, more nourishing repertoire of everyday fresh foods.”



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