Book Review: Book Review: Mediterranean Cookbook for Healthy Lifestyle: 70 Easy Recipes for Eating and Feeling Well Every Day, 7-Day Meal Plan by Jennifer Tate

Mediterranean Cookbook for Healthy Lifestyle: 70 Easy Recipes for Eating and Feeling Well Every Day, 7-Day Meal Plan by Jennifer Tate

All of the books on brain health we have reviewed recently recommend the Mediterranean Diet.  This book, Mediterranean Cookbook for Healthy Lifestyle: 70 Easy Recipes for Eating and Feeling Well Every Day, 7-Day Meal Plan by Jennifer Tate, explains it in a nutshell.

The recipes are easy to follow and even tell how long it takes to prepare the dish and how long to cook it.  The steps are well thought out and the recipes appear to be tasty.

We give Mediterranean Cookbook for Healthy Lifestyle all five stars.  We think you will like it.

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Book Review: The Aging Brain: Proven Steps to Prevent Dementia and Sharpen Your Mind by Timothy R. Jennings MD

The Aging Brain: Proven Steps to Prevent Dementia and Sharpen Your Mind by Timothy R. Jennings MD

You would think a book written by a brain doctor that taught much about brain science would be terribly complex and hard to understand. You might also think it would be boring. Nothing could be further from the truth.

In the book The Aging Brain: Proven Steps to Prevent Dementia and Sharpen Your Mind by Timothy R. Jennings MD, we find an easy to understand book that explains in great detail what we can do to avoid brain problems in our young ones and also in us as we age.

Most often when you read a book that deals in health issues, you find that the author either takes the side of science only or of a natural cure and Christian stance. Jennings explains why and how both are right and gives scripture references to back himself up.

If you want to know what foods to avoid to protect your brain, it is in there. If you want to know what to eat, it is in there, too.

If your church has small group Bible study classes, it would do well to create a course around this book.

The Aging Brain is very well-written, easy to understand, and very educational. We give it all five stars and know that, once you read your copy, you will want rate it that high as well.

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Book Review: Unsafe at Any Meal: What the FDA Does Not Want You to Know About the Foods You Eat by Dr. Renee Joy Dufault

Unsafe at Any Meal: What the FDA Does Not Want You to Know About the Foods You Eat by Dr. Renee Joy Dufault

Back in 1965, a very good year by the way, Ralph Nadar published his book, Unsafe At Any Speed. Nadar was attempting to warn the American public about the dangers of the automobile and particularly the Chevrolet Corvair.

In the book Unsafe at Any Meal: What the FDA Does Not Want You to Know About the Foods You Eat by Dr. Renee Joy Dufault, the author is seeking to inform her readers about the dangers lurking in our food.

The author makes a very compelling case regarding the Standard American Diet (SAD) and how it can lead to autism, Attention Deficit Disorder (ADHD), and Alzheimer’s disease. It even appears that it may be possible to reverse some of the effects of those conditions by changing our diet.

One would think that a book like this would be a very dry read, but it isn’t.  This book is well-written and not too academic for most readers. When she does speak in scientific terms, she explains those terms in a simple form that even a redneck could understand and get the point.

Dr. Dufault tells her readers what they can do to live a healthier life.  She explains how even a person on a very limited budget may be able to eat healthier.  Wouldn’t it be great if she and her associates were to write a cookbook that provides healthy recipes on an extremely low budget?

We give Unsafe at Any Meal all five stars on our scale of zero to five stars.  We think it is an important book. This book is well-written and easy to understand, even though it does take on a fairly complex subject.

This book should be made required reading for all high school students.  A few hundred congressmen should also read this book.

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Book Review: Souping Is The New Juicing: The Juice Lady’s Healthy Alternative by Cherie Calbom MSN CN

Souping Is The New Juicing: The Juice Lady’s Healthy Alternative by Cherie Calbom MSN CN

Very rarely does one see a nutrition book with a powerful message like Souping Is The New Juicing: The Juice Lady’s Healthy Alternative by Cherie Calbom MSN CN.

This book starts out with a very engrossing story and then moves on to tell us more and more about soup. It isn’t just chock full of recipes; it also has a great deal of information about nutrition, food safety, and more.

We give Souping Is The New Juicing all five stars. We think it is an important book and a very easy to read book. There are stories about soup as a comfort food as well as instructions for making soup. It also has many recipes for easy to make soups. What are you waiting for? Order your copy today.

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Guest Post: 3 Juicing Recipes To Shake Off Pounds And Boost Your Energy

3 Juicing Recipes To Shake Off Pounds And Boost Your Energy

Getting motivated to lose weight isn’t a problem for some people.

Staying motivated is often another story. When a diet doesn’t produce results right away, studies show people usually don’t stick with it. Setting the bar too high, too soon can lead to frustration and a fast exit of a regimen that might have in the long run reached the person’s goals.

“The best way to stick to a diet is to start with reasonable goals,” says Cherie Calbom, author of The Juice Lady’s Sipping Skinny (www.juiceladycherie.com) and a leading authority on juicing for health and detoxification. “And the best diets are those that don’t just lead to success in losing weight but also gain you health with the nutrients they provide.

“Good diets are as much about committing to change your internal landscape as they are about changing your outward appearance.”

Juicing, Calbom says, should replace one or two meals a day, not all of them. And one way to ensure someone sticks with a juicing diet, she adds, is to research a variety of recipes “to avoid getting stuck in a recipe rut, as people do when bouncing from diet to diet.”

With that in mind, Calbom offers three juicing recipes to add variety to the diet:

Apple Cider Vinegar Fat Blaster

1 qt. purified water
2 tbsp. apple cider vinegar (raw)
2 tbsp. lemon juice
1 tsp. ground ginger
1 tsp. cinnamon
Dash of cayenne pepper
Several drops of stevia to taste

Mix all ingredients together. Drink a glass 20 minutes before a meal.

Cinnamon Swirl

2 cups full-fat coconut milk
1 cup chopped apple
½ cup packed baby spinach
1 tsp. Ground cinnamon, or ½ tsp. Liquid cinnamon
Several drops of stevia
4-6 ice cubes
Add protein powder

Put all the ingredients in a blender and process until creamy.

Rockin’ Green Smoothie

1 cup unsweetened almond or coconut milk
1 cup frozen berries (blueberries, blackberries, raspberries)
1 cup baby spinach
1 cup chopped kale or chard
½ tsp. pure vanilla extract
4-6 ice cubes

Combine all ingredients in a blender and process until smooth and creamy.

About Cherie Calbom, M.S.

Cherie Calbom, author of The Juice Lady’s Sipping Skinny , holds a Master of Science degree in whole foods nutrition from Bastyr University. She is author of 35 books, including The Juice Lady’s Anti-Inflammation Diet, The Juice Lady’s Big Book of Juices and Green Smoothies, The Juice Lady’s Turbo Diet, The Juice Lady’s Living Foods Revolution, The Complete Cancer Cleanse, and Juicing for Life with over 2 million books sold in the US and published in 23 countries.  She has worked as a celebrity nutritionist with George Foreman and Richard Simmons, and has appeared on numerous radio and TV shows and in scores of magazine articles. She appeared on QVC for over 13 years with the George Foreman grill.  Known as “The Juice Lady” for her work with juicing and health, her juice therapy and cleansing programs have been popular for more than a decade.

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Book Review: The Gluten-Free Baking Book: 250 Small-Batch Recipes for Everything from Brownies to Cheesecake by Donna Washburn and Heather Butt

The Gluten-Free Baking Book: 250 Small-Batch Recipes for Everything from Brownies to Cheesecake by Donna Washburn and Heather Butt

The people at Robert Rose continue to bat them out of the park with their great recipe books. The Gluten-Free Baking Book: 250 Small-Batch Recipes for Everything from Brownies to Cheesecake by Donna Washburn and Heather Butt is another grand slam home run for them.

This baking book has many great color photos and is really not just a recipe book, but is more of a mini course in baking and, in this case, gluten-free baking.

The recipes are amazing and easy to follow. There are step-by-step instructions for making small batches of gluten free recipes, including many desserts.

We do think that this book should be read along with Eat Wheat by John Douillard. The combination would be awesome and very instructive for those with celiac disease, and those who love them.

The Gluten-Free Baking Book is very well-written and beautifully illustrated. We give it all five stars and a batch of brownies, too. This would make an excellent Mothers’ Day gift.

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