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The Whole Life Nutrition Cookbook: Whole Foods Recipes for Personal and Planetary Health, Second Edition

The Whole Life Nutrition Cookbook offers readers and foods lovers a new and in-depth look at foods found in their whole form and how to prepare them. Learn to prepare foods that promote optimal health, decrease inflammation, prevent disease, and energize your body. There are over 200 delicious, nourishing recipes in this cookbook that will delight your taste buds and satisfy your soul. The Whole Life Nutrition Cookbook includes:
Evidence-based information on whole foods
Information on food sensitivities, including ways to adapt recipes with gluten, dairy, eggs, or soy
A complete guide to stocking your whole foods pantry
Sweet and savory whole grain baked goods that are gluten, dairy, egg, and soy-free
Scrumptious vegetarian recipes along with delicious fish, poultry, and meat recipes
A schedule for introducing solid foods to infants
A proven 28-day elimination and detoxification diet The Whole Life Nutrition Cookbook provides a diverse array of recipes for every taste bud and eating style. Recipes include Minty Green Smoothie, Sweet Rice Cereal, Root Vegetable Pancakes, Easy Gluten-Free Biscuits, Orange Currant Millet Bread, Quinoa Zucchini Bread, Fall Pinto Bean and Yam Soup, Creamy Butternut Squash Soup, Turkey and Wild Rice Soup, Raw Sauerkraut, Autumn Harvest Salad, Braised Kale with Garlic and Ginger, Curried Vegetables, Buckwheat Soba Noodle Salad, Thai Fried Rice, Coconut Quinoa Pilaf, Spinach and Tofu Enchiladas with Spicy Ancho Chili Sauce, Tempeh Fajitas, Lentil and Spinach Dal, Sunny Sunflower Seed Burgers, Spiced Citrus Salmon, Coconut Lime Chicken, Lemon Blueberry Pudding, Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies, Raw Chocolate Hazelnut Brownies, Zesty Lemon Tart, Decadent Chocolate Bundt Cake, and Berry Peach Iced Nut Cream. There are also recipes for healing teas, nut milks, and smoothies, as well as recipes for salad dressings, dips, and sauces. With so many recipes to choose from, the question: What’s for Dinner? can easily be

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The Whole Life Nutrition Cookbook: Whole Foods Recipes for Personal and Planetary Health, Second Edition Reviews

Review by Jenna Boudreau:

Ali is an extremely talented whole foods chef, and master of user friendly recipes, one who definitely should be writing cookbooks. Tom is a walking encyclopedia of up to date nutrition information. If you are going to own one cookbook, this is the one to own. These recipes have benefited my family so much-I don’t know what I would have done without them!

My daughter is gluten intolerant, and we also avoid dairy products-this book makes it so easy to eat delicious food, special diet or not-you will eat better than you ever have! Be sure and use the handy pantry list for shopping…I have given several as gifts-always very well received!!!

The chapters are as follows:

Part One: Introduction

1. Welcome

2. How to Use This Book

3. What’s up with Gluten, Dairy, and Eggs?

Part Two: Eating Whole Foods

4. The Basics of a Whole Foods Diet

5. Organics, Your Health, and the Planet

6. Diet and Global Warming

7. Making the Change

8. Sample 7 Day Whole Foods Menu

Part Three: Your Whole Foods Kitchen

9. Stocking Your Whole Foods Pantry

10. Essential Cooking Equipment

11. Definition of Cooking Techniques

Part Four: The Recipes

12. Breakfast

13. Fresh Breads & Muffins

14. Soups

15. Fresh Salads and Vegetables

16. Whole Grains

17. Vegetarian Main Dishes

18. Fish, Poultry, & Meat

19. Dressings, Dips, & Sauces

20. Nutritious Desserts

21. Scrumptious Snacks

22. Delicious Drinks

Part Five: Appendix

Measurement Equivalents

Food Allergy Substitution Charts

Hidden Food Sources of Gluten

28-Day Elimination and Detoxification Diet

Introduction Solid Foods to Infants

Useful Resources

Review by S. Clark:

I am a difficult patient

I don’t give up

I keep trying

I keep looking for answers

I keep an open mind

I know the answer may come from anywhere

-”chance favors the prepared mind” Louis Pasteur

I collect exceptional physicians

creative, think-outside-the-box docs

I always ask “Why?”

I always ask “How?”

I have high expectations

I don’t accept less than 100% function

I expect an answer

Who would have thought the answer was in the food I eat?

Since the late ’80’s, perhaps for my entire life, I have struggled with physical and mental illness. In 1997, depression, mood swings and debilitating chronic fatigue overwhelmed me.

For ten years my Psychiatrist and my husband kept me alive.

By 2006, I had the mental illness medically controlled and had resigned myself to spending the remainder of my life managing the chronic fatigue by living five hours a day.

Beginning late in 2006, my doctor recommended I look at the food I eat, and find a good Nutritionist. I said, ” What? Food cause all the different problems I am dealing with? I find that hard to believe.” But, I am always looking for an answer, and I had nothing to lose but a non-functioning life, so I committed to the process 100%.

I was fortunate that the Nutritionist’s Elimination and Detoxification process was included in the newly published Whole Life Nutrition Cookbook. The book also included recipes WITHOUT foods I would soon discover made me ill.

Within twelve days of beginning the Elimination and Detoxification process, the mental issues and the fatigue dramatically diminished. When I finally understood how food was affecting me, I said, “All these years I have been working very hard to eat the best food I can…whole grains, organic, locally produced…But I was poisoning myself every day/all day long, each time I ate. I might as well have been eating the dollar bills for all the nutrition I was getting!” The inability to absorb nutrition that was the basis for all my chronic medical problems – Simply, I was malnourished.

March 1, 2008 marks the 16th month since beginning the identification and elimination of foods I react to. I have never before experienced sixteen consecutive months where I have not had the cold or flu. My immune system is now functioning.

I am now off all medications.

There are times when I say, “I don’t know who I am any more” because I feel so different.

Different in a good way.

My life is before me now, unknown and inviting.

Thank you, Ali and Tom, for creating this book.

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Simple Food for Busy Families: The Whole Life Nutrition Approach

An easy-to-use guide to nutrition and healthful meal planning for busy parents.

Written by nutrition educators Jeannette Bessinger and Tracee Yablon-Brenner, aka “the Real Food Moms,” this one-stop shopping resource and cookbook provides convenient cooking solutions based on fresh, healthful ingredients and sound nutritional science. Filled with quick tips for preparing wholesome meals on a workaday schedule, SIMPLE FOOD FOR BUSY FAMILIES helps parents nourish and teach their children balanced eating habits for life.Reviews“…packed with advice, ideas and good recipes.”—Fort Worth Star Telegram  http://www.turnto10.com/jar/lifestyles/health_med_fit/article/health_check_real_food_moms/11742/ —Cranston, WJAR-TV HealthCheck Report

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Simple Food for Busy Families: The Whole Life Nutrition Approach Reviews

Review by F. Kerr:

This is so much more than just a cookbook! I found what I was looking for – easy and healthy recipes – but what I also found was an enormous amount of advice about food prep and essential cooking techniques. There are some terrific chapters that “demystify” individual foods and spices, some of which I’ve never purchased because I just didn’t know what to do with them! My favorite sections are the mix and match recipes which provide endless combinations of ingredients for soups, marinades, main dishes and desserts. I know the easier it is – the more likely we are to make it!

There’s also a lot of comprehensive information about general healthy habits and easy things we can do to change our family’s lifestyle. Nothing seemed to overwhelming or complicated – it’s all about the basics.

What I like most about this book is that it’s written by moms who express understanding about how demanding our lives are and how overwhelming change can seem. It does not patronize or preach – the tone is humorous and friendly while at the same time straightforward and motivational.

Review by Dr. Jonny Bowden:

As one who has written a number of books on foods and health, I can say that this book is an utter gem. Finally someone breaks the mold on “low-fat” and talks about real food for real people. These recipes are not only healthy but easy to make, and emphasize whole foods, quality protein, good fat and fiber. Adaptable to all kinds of diets and especially easy to use for families. Great job, belongs in every home!

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Nature’s Way Multi-Vitamin, Alive! Whole Food Energizer, Tablets, 90 tablets

Dietary supplement. No iron added. With vitamins and minerals. Fruits – vegetables – green foods – bioflavonoids – amino acids – herbs – essential fatty acidsenzymes – mushrooms. Number one mega nutrient. Feel your best with Alive! Whole Food Energizer. More energizing nutrients from more natural sources than other supplements. Number one absorption. Alive! nutrients are better absorbed into your blood stream because its tablets disintegrate up to 5 times faster than other leading brands. Number one quality. Alive! is made to the traditionally high standards of Nature’s Way. Only the best ingredients are used such as chelated minerals, flash glanced fruits/veggies, and organically grown mushrooms – all laboratory tested for purity and potency. Daily essentials: Vitamins, minerals, amino acids, EFAs. Botanical energizers: Fruits, veggies, green foods. System defenders: Myco-nutrients, anti-oxidants, specialty nutrients. Alive is natural. No artificial ingredients or preservatives. No yeast, milk, lactose, sugar or dairy products.

  • Formulated for easy digestion and absorption into the bloodstream
  • The tablets break up quickly in the digestive tract
  • For daily health and energy
  • Contains 29 vitamins and minerals

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Nature’s Way Multi-Vitamin, Alive! Whole Food Energizer, Tablets, 90 tablets Reviews

Review by M. Castillo:

In the past I’ve taken multi-vitamins and felt as if they just weren’t really doing anything for me. As a result, I stop taking them and over time didn’t really feel any different. (Either positive or negative.)

Recently my Dad and I began taking these and over the course of 3 weeks we both felt overall better. It increased both of our energy levels and even improved (not to get gross) our “bathroom habits.”

We ran out of them and stopped taking them for about a week and 1/2 and did we notice a difference! Less energy and a slight change in “movements.”

I picked up more vitamins for both of us and we noticed the change again rather quickly.

I have never really been the type of person who endorses or depends on vitamins, but I would definitely recommend these to others and have done so to my friends and family.

Review by Marlon:

Still looking for the ultimate (just 100% food sourced) vitamins, but these are the closest I’ve found; also the price makes sense. Others that are similar to this, cost double…

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The Whole Foods Market Cookbook: A Guide ot Natural Foods with 350 Recipes

Who else but Whole Foods Market could create a cookbook so fresh, so appealing, so full of valuable information, and so perfect for the way we are all cooking and eating today? Bursting with winning recipes, healthful cooking advice, cheerful guidance through the new language of natural foods, wine and cheese information, and a comprehensive glossary, this is a “thank goodness it’s here” kind of cookbook.

The world’s largest natural and organic supermarket has created 350 contemporary recipes that are destined to become new classics. Whole Foods Market presents the most popular dishes from their prepared foods section, combined with brand-new recipes that showcase the wide variety of delicious ingredients available today. Far from “crunchy granola” fare, sophisticated recipes include Shrimp and Scallop Chalupas, Hazelnut Crusted Pork Loin, Thai-Style Green Curry Chicken, Griddled Sesame and Garlic Tofu with Wilted Bok Choy, Honey Jalapeño Barbecue Sauce, and Maple Butterscotch Macadamia Blondies. From meat and fish to tofu and vegetables, kid-friendly dishes to one-pot meals, the choices are dazzling, and with more than 200 of the recipes either vegetarian or vegan, the options are diverse.

But the recipes are just the beginning. Steve Petusevsky and Whole Foods Market Team Members shed light on the confusing world of natural foods, presenting interesting, accessible information and all kinds of helpful cooking advice. The Whole Foods Market Cookbook is as welcoming and fun as a trip to one of their stores. Find out the answers to questions such as:

How do I cook quinoa?
What are the different kinds of tofu, and how do I know which to buy?
How should I stock a great natural foods pantry?
What are good alternatives to wheat pasta?
What does “organic” mean?

A glossary with more than 150 definitions provides a great reference for all of the terms and ingredients that have been edging their way

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The Whole Foods Market Cookbook: A Guide ot Natural Foods with 350 Recipes Reviews

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I’ve been a regular shopper at Whole Foods Market for years and I’ve been waiting for the company to put out a cookbook with some of their own great recipes, like Ed’s Tantalizing Tofu, for the home cook. So when this book finally appeared, I was one of the first in line for it. Unfortunately, it’s not what I’d hoped for.I have no complaints about the ingredients list, that’s why I shop at WFM — beautiful fresh, organic produce, all varieties of grain and pasta products, and a wide assortment of gourmet and International foods not found in other stores. For many of my favorite cookbooks [like Nina Simonds' Asian Noodles] Whole Foods Market provides one-stop shopping.The problem I have with the book is that of the half-dozen or so recipes I tried, I had to make repairs midway through the making, or the flavors or ingredients didn’t come together as I expected, or the end product just plain didn’t taste good. I was left with beautiful food made into lousy meals.If you’re looking for great-tasting recipes tailor-made for WFM shoppers, I’m afraid you’ll have to wait a little while longer. This one should be sent back to the test kitchen.

Review by villekulla:

This is a beautiful cookbook, with a few very good recipes–Fragrant Ginger Lime Chicken Fingers and Southwest King Ranch Casserole among them. Unfortunately, these are far outnumbered by the recipes that simply do not work, especially those involving the delicate manufacture of dough. At first I thought I had it wrong, but over the course of repeated failures, I realized that the problem was in the testing and/or proofreading. And it’s not just dry measures; the text of one recipe calls for onions, when it means potatoes. Several re-readings later, I finally cracked the code. I sincerely hope that the authors try again to get it right. The tragedy is how close they came…

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The New Whole Foods Encyclopedia: A Comprehensive Resource for Healthy Eating (Compass)

The one-of-a-kind encyclopedia of natural, whole foods that shows you how to eat right and feel better.

To a large degree, the quality of what we eat determines our health, and many cultures understand that food is the best medicine for what ails us. Arranged alphabetically, fully cross-referenced and indexed, and illustrated with line drawings, The New Whole Foods Encyclopedia provides information on how to select, prepare, store, and use medicinally more than 1,000 common and uncommon whole foods, from acorn to zucchini and aduki (a healthful Japanese bean) to zapote (a tropical fruit). Sidebar anecdotes, unique recipes, historical background, and a complete glossary of terms also contribute to the book’s modern, user-friendly format.

For three decades, Rebecca Wood has conducted workshops and seminars on whole foods cookery and the properties of foods according to Western, Ayurvedic, and Chinese models. The New Whole Foods Encyclopedia shares her wisdom with a new generation of readers at a time when the benefits of holistic medicine are being recognized by the entire medical community.

With a Foreword by Paul Pitchford, author of Healing with Whole Foods.

Wood received both the 1998 James Beard Award and the Julia Child/IACP Award for her latest book, The Splendid Grain If you eat natural foods, or want to learn more about them, reading The New Whole Foods Encyclopedia will be a treat. The book is an invitation to learn the lore, health properties, and use of more than a thousand familiar and unusual foods and herbs. Each entry consists of a description, a little history or legend, the health benefits, and how to buy (or find) and use it. Author Rebecca Wood clearly delights in her subject–her writing is warm, like love letters to these intriguing foods. “I

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The New Whole Foods Encyclopedia: A Comprehensive Resource for Healthy Eating (Compass) Reviews

Review by Brenda B. Trace:

Well, Ok not quite but almost! A few months ago my teenage daugher and I were diagnosed with numerous food allergies and told to follow a rotation diet. A life long vegetarian, it was an almost overwhelming to be told I could no longer eat soy, eggs, pinto beans, kidney beans, avocados, etc. And my daughter is not allowed any legumes as well (nor sugar either).
Clearly the protein was going to be a challenge (we really dislike flesh foods of any kind) but then I read the guidelines for the rotation diet itself and quickly discovered the extreme limits of my food knowledge! Sure I had heard of (but never cooked) quinoa and flax but amaranth and yautia? Not. And even if I could find where to purchase these items, how would I prepare them?
Both our weight and our attitude dropped signficantly in the first few weeks. Then we “modified” the guidelines and found ourselves physically sick again. Luckily for us, my husband purchased this book on a trip to Dallas. While I was skeptical about it’s holding my interest as an actual “read through”, I found it quite engrossing from almost the first page.
Not only do I now know what to do with the foods on a rotation diet list (knowing that yautia is similar to potatoes means I can now make a favorite soup that otherwise I would have passed over) but because the index is brilliantly organized I can easily look up say “warming foods” and adjust my internal thermostat rather than the whole house which made my husband doubly glad he had bought it! The same for high BP, colds, cancer, you name it.
And I can relax about the protein issue as well knowing which foods on “our list” are highest in protein instead of just choosing those foods with which I might have previously been most familiar. I bought a copy for my mom for her birthday and she can’t put it down either!
If you are really interested in preparing a variety of healthy foods no matter what your current state of health might be, do yourself a favor and buy this book. It might not save your life but it will certainly liven up your meals no matter what kind of diet you follow!

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This is an excellent reference for any cook who wants to know more about whole foods, including grains, vegetables, fruits, etc. Rebecca is a very kind, warm person, and her personality shines through in this book.The contents include both Western scientific knowledge about the proteins, carbohydrates, vitamins, and minerals contained in foods, as well as their properties from an Eastern perspective, including Ayurvedic and Chinese Traditional Medicince. Rebecca draws from all of these traditions to present the wonders of whole foods. You may buy it as a reference but I guarantee you will browse just for the pleasure of it!

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Honest Foods Baked Whole Foods Bar, Cran Lemon Zest, 1.9-Ounce Bags (Pack of 12)

Honest Foods Baked Whole Food Bar – Cran Lemon Zest. At Honest Foods, we use whole food ingredients that provide exceptional nutrition and extraordinary flavor. There’s no trickery; our products look, smell and taste amazing because they’re naturally that way. That’s why our packaging is clear so you can see exactly what you are getting. We crafted Honest Country Squares to supply the type of calories you really need (and at the right amount). These baked whole food bars have organic oats, nuts, fruits and seeds, all working together to give you the fiber, protein, and omega fatty acids the body uses to power itself and work better. Have fun out there!

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Feeding the Whole Family: Cooking with Whole Foods

Feeding the Whole Family starts with the basics of creating a whole foods diet, from understanding grains and beans to determining what meats are acceptable to eat. Author Cynthia Lair then applies these lessons to cooking for young children and babies aged six months and older. She explains how to adapt each recipe separately for both children’s and adults’ palates. This updated edition includes the most current nutritional research along with 65 delicious new recipes, including meat dishes.

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Feeding the Whole Family: Cooking with Whole Foods Reviews

Review by Julie Neal:

I love the ideas in this cookbook, which focuses on whole foods the entire family will enjoy. It’s clear and sensible, and includes a couple hundred pages of recipes.

What makes a whole food? Author Cynthia Lair writes that the best way to determine whether a food is whole or not is to ask these questions:

* Can I imagine it growing? (It’s tough to imagine a field of marshmallows.)

* How many ingredients does it have? (It should have only one: apple, wild rice, salmon.)

* What’s been done to the food since it was harvested? (The less, the better.)

* Is this product part of a food or the whole entity? (Only the juice? It’s not whole.)

* How long has this food been known to nourish human beings? (Probably centuries.)

The recipes are helpful. Most include instructions on how to alter their dishes to make them appropriate for babies.

The chapters are:

1) Wholesome Family Eating

* What do we mean by wholesome?

* Shopping for sustenance

* Sharing a nourishing meal

* Setting the table, setting the scene

2) Including Baby

* Start with the best, the breast

* Starting solids

* Food allergies and intolerances

* Expanding the diet of the older baby

3) Raising Healthy Eaters

* Parents as role models

* Setting boundaries

* What should I give my child to drink?

* Involving your children in the kitchen

* Presenting food so it appeals to young children

* “My child won’t eat vegetables”

4) Basic Grain and Bean Cookery

5) Bustling Breakfasts

6) Lively Lunch Boxes

7) Soothing Soups

8) Substantial Suppers

9) Got Color?

10) Fresh-Baked Breads and Muffins

11) Refreshing Relishes, Convenient Condiments

11) Simple Sweet Desserts

12) Daily Drinks and Brews

Lair also wrote Feeding the Young Athlete: Sports Nutrition Made Easy for Players and Parents. Other good books about eating whole foods include Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life and In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto.

Review by Leenie:

I have the first edition of this cookbook and it rates up there with my 5 most used cookbooks. I have bought multiple copies and given them as gifts to friends and family members. I cook primarily whole foods for my family, which in common terms means that I cook from scratch about 18-20 of our 21 weekly meals. Many of these recipes can be made quickly (30 minutes) with some planning.

The author gives wonderful advice for cooking beans, basic recipes for various grains and family favorite sauces. Most of the soup recipes are staples in our house. The introduction of ‘new’ and different grains…millet, quinoa, buckwheat…is a great way to add variety to your family’s diet and most are quick and easy to make. Our culture eats far too much wheat and making some wheat-free meals is a welcome change in most families.

If I had just 1 box of books I could keep, this would be one of the books I would be sure made its way into the box.

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The Rodale Whole Foods Cookbook: With More Than 1,000 Recipes for Choosing, Cooking, & Preserving Natural Ingredients

Farmer’s markets, groceries, and natural foods stores today offer a wealth of wholesome ingredients that even a decade ago were considered unfamiliar and exotic. From quinoa to spelt flour to agave nectar and shiitake mushrooms, natural whole foods like these have come into their own as the cornerstone of a healthy, varied diet. Packed with information for purchasing, storing, and serving the full spectrum of whole foods, The Rodale Whole Foods Cookbook is a comprehensive kitchen resource for contemporary cooks. Based on the classic work, this exhaustively revised edition contains nearly 1,400 recipes—more than one-third of them brand new—and updated guidelines for making the most of fresh meats, produce, and pantry essentials, soup to nuts. Here’s all you need to know to make spectacular soups, stews, salads, baked goods, and more, using whole foods. You’ll find dozens of casseroles (many of which can be made ahead and frozen for no-fuss weeknight meals), quick-and-easy sautés, plenty of meatless main courses, and crowd-pleasing favorites for casual get togethers. Best of all, these recipes are naturally healthful, showcasing the versatility of wholesome whole grains, natural sweeteners, seasonal fruits and vegetables, and other fresh, unprocessed foods in all their delicious variety. Also included are valuable primers on such essential kitchen topics as making stock; putting up jams and preserves; baking yeast breads; choosing cookware; sprouting seeds; making yogurt; and canning vegetables with helpful charts and glossaries on herbs and spices, cheeses, sea vegetables, seasonal produce, roasting meat and fowl, freezing foods safely, and more. A trusted, timeless classic thoroughly updated for the way we cook today, The Rodale Whole Foods Cookbook is sure to become an indispensable resource for health-conscious cooks.

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The Rodale Whole Foods Cookbook: With More Than 1,000 Recipes for Choosing, Cooking, & Preserving Natural Ingredients Reviews

Review by J. Al-hashimi:

A wee bit of history may help to clarify the title for those who aren’t familiar with Rodale. Rodale is a health-centered publishing house for the past 25 years. It publishes Men’s Health, Prevention, Women’s Health, Runner’s World, Best Life, Bicycling, Running Times, Mountain Bike, and Organic Gardening and includes Fitness House kitchen which developes recipes. Rodale was the publisher for the whole South Beach Diet series. Four health-related and health bill articles were done with President Obama and family’s assistance in fall 2009 issues of Rodale magazines.

People who are dedicated to healthy living swear by this comprehensive cookbook, (1400 recipes, over 400 new recipes from the last edition) as their “go to” household cookbook with good reason. When you look at the cookbook industry you will notice that most of them are highly specialized by ethnicity or by narrow theme (such as raw “cooking”), technique, or by ingredient. You cannot help but notice that most of the cook-authored or restaurant-centered cookbooks are focused on flavor more than anything else.

“The Joy of Cooking” is the other major encyclopedic cookbook that comes to mind, however its’ 75th anniversary edition, published in 2006, speaks philosophically to a previous time. It went through a contemporary transformation in 1975, however the latest version relies on a fair amount of mix-together cooking, using stuff like dry mixes, canned soups, vegetables and fruit and saturated fats which smacks of the 50s-60s. Even though the last version now includes a section on nutrition, it is not intrinsic nor is it integrated.

By contrast, “The Rodale Whole Foods Cookbook” never loses sight of health implications, serious about things like replacing sugar in desserts, which definitely cuts down on the crazy-making failures of trial and error baking. For instance, the pound cake recipe uses a cup of honey versus the more typical cup of sugar. This book is worth it for the dessert section alone as the substitutions for white flour and white sugar have been made for you. As far as main meal dishes, it includes vegetarian recipes as well as non-vegetarian.

A small aside: I find it ever-so-slightly old fashioned in menu planning in terms of being over-ambitious. Are you really going to do chicken cacciatorie + whole wheat pasta or cheese squares + eggplant salad + fennel or lemon cookies, (one menu given for an everyday meal; the menus for entertaining are much more ambitious)? So, those pages of the book may provide inspiration more than direction for today’s harried families.

You can go to googlebooks and see parts of the older edition, but you get a lot of bang for your buck with this most updated publication and there is no substitute for paging through this massive documentation of kitchen work with a focus on updated research for your optimal health.

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Common Good Foods Nepal Annapurna Himalayan Whole Bean Gourmet Coffee Blend 11 oz Bag Very Rare!

Coffee is a relatively new crop in Nepal, offering great promise for the future in this tiny, yet most enchanting mountain kingdom. Beneath her icy Himalayan peaks lay lush, fertile valleys, perfect for growing some of the world’s finest shade-grown Arabica coffees.
Our Nepalese coffee is organically grown at an altitude of 2,200 to 2,400 feet in the foothills of the Ganish Himal mountain range. The beans are ripened in the thin Himalayan air under sunlit azure skys and a canopy of shade trees. Once harvested, the beans are washed with water from the snow-fed Trisuli river and sun-dried. For our Annapurna Blend we skillfully blend our Nepalese beans with 100% organic, fair trade coffees, resulting in a medium bodied, smooth cup.
This is truly a rare and exquisite treat!

  • One 11-ounce bag roasted in micro lots in the Pacific Northwest
  • Medium bodied, low acid, with milk chocolate notes. Very pleasant and nicely balanced
  • This is a very unique and rare treat, not commonly available outside of Nepal
  • Organically grown at 2,200 to 2,400 feet in the foothills of the Ganish Himal mountain range
  • Your purchase helps support development initiatives in grower communities

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Healing with Whole Foods: Asian Traditions and Modern Nutrition

Used as a reference by students of acupuncture, Healing with Whole Foods is an invaluable guide to the theory and practice of Chinese medicine. With facts about green foods such as spirulina and blue-green algae and information about the “regeneration diets” used by cancer patients and arthritics, it is also an accessible primer on nutrition—and a inspiring cookbook with more than 300 mostly vegetarian, nutrient-packed recipes.

The information on Chinese medicine is useful for helping to diagnose health imbalances, especially nascent illnesses. It’s smartly paired with the whole-foods program: because the Chinese have attributed various health-balancing properties to foods, you can tailor your diet to help alleviate symptoms of illness. For example, Chinese medicine dictates that someone with low energy and a pale complexion (a yin deficiency) would benefit from avoiding bitter foods and increasing “sweet” foods such as soy, black sesame seeds, parsnips, rice, and oats. (Note that the Chinese definition of sweet foods is much different from the American one!)

Pitchford says in his dedication that he hopes the reader finds “healing, awareness, and peace” by following his program. The diet is certainly ascetic by American standards (no alcohol, caffeine, white flour, fried foods, or sugar, and a minimum of eggs and dairy) but the reasons he gives for avoiding these “negative energy” foods are compelling. From the adrenal damage imparted by coffee to the immune dysfunction brought on by excess refined sugar, Pitchford spurs you to rethink every dietary choice and its ultimate influence on your health. Without being alarmist, he offers dietary tips for protecting yourself against the dangers of modern life, including neutralizing damage from water fluoridation. There’s further reading on food combining, female health, heart disease, pregnancy, fasting, and weight loss. Overall, this is a wonderful book for anyone who’s serious about strengthening his or her

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Healing with Whole Foods: Asian Traditions and Modern Nutrition Reviews

Review by Rocannon MacGregor:

You are going to love this one. It is clear, in depth, detailed, and a joy to read. It covers each food discussed with a comprehensive explanation of its energetic properties according to Oriental Medicine. This book is what you need to make enlightened decisions about what to eat, when to eat it and what to combine in order to have a balanced and self-healing diet. What I liked most about this reference work is that Pitchford doesn’t seem to have an “axe to grind” or a new age philosophy to spout. He gives you the bottom line about food, how to prepare it, when to avoid it, how to evaluate it, how to use it to heal yourself or your patients. He doesn’t ask you to believe, just to experiment and use your intelligence.When you buy this book you will find yourself referring to it for years to come. Warning: You will probably end up giving it to someone you love, so get an extra copy for yourself.I also recommend you check out Conscious Eating by Gabriel Cousens. It is a good companion to this one and presents a raw food Ayurvedic approach. Enjoy.

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This is quite simply one of the best books ever published on the subject of health and whole foods.
There are no platitudes in this book.
The symptoms of both health and un-health are delineated; the technical workings of the body are explained; the solutions to physical health are presented.
Whole foods in all their forms are described — what to eat, how to prepare them, recipes, how they work in the body, what they fix.
This book is two inches thick, and probably contains enough information for a degree in nutrition.
It is extremely readable, but don’t think you can read it without a good dictionary. The author takes care to define technical terms, but that’s no excuse for not clearing up words you don’t know as you read.
Published in 1993, the book contains up-to-date nutritional research as well as traditional herbal remedies.
A good index helps you find exactly what information you need for specific conditions.
While the emphasis is obviously on a vegetarian diet, the author treats meat products as therapeutic for particular nutritional problems, and describes how to use meat products in the most ethical manner.
The book even gets into subjects of health such as root canals, parasites and microwave cooking.
Wherever possible, the author compares Oriental and Occidental viewpoints on health and nutrition, leaving the reader with insights that just are not available from references that only consider one or the other.
I hope I’ve stimulated your interest. Following recommendations in this book will most certainly improve your health.

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