Let Food Be Your Medicine

Colbert, M.D., Don. Let Food Be Your Medicine: Dietary Changes Proven To Prevent Or Reverse Disease. Franklin, TN: Worthy Publishing. 2016.

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SUMMARY:
Struggling with his own illness, Dr. Don Colbert thought outside the box to overcome it. Sharing his methods, and hopefully the same positive results, his updated version of his book, Let Food Be Your Medicine, is about making changes to live a healthy lifestyle which both treats and prevents diseases. With a section on information to help make the best choices regarding inflammation, weight loss, and proper nutrition, it also includes a section on specific illnesses such as cardiovascular disease, arthritis, autoimmune, diabetes, cancer, dementia and mental illness. Concluding with appendixes on a 21-day meal plan, shopping lists, material on pesticides and mercury, as well as supplements, the material is very well organized and easily useable.

A PENNY FOR MY THOUGHTS:
As I’ve already made several of the healthy lifestyle changes suggested, this newly updated version now supplies a 21 day meal plan which follows the modified Mediterranean Diet as a suggested starting point. With clear evidence of the positive effects of the Dash Diet and Mediterranean Diet, this book enhances those diets with healthy choices for food, exercise, awareness and faith. Full of really helpful information with specific illnesses and challenges organized by chapters, it provides nutritious menus, foods to avoid, and personal stories that may change your life for the better. As a New York Times best-selling author specializing in anti-aging medicine, Dr. Don Colbert has impacted many through his research and walk with God.

RATING:
5 (out of 5) pennies

*I received a complimentary copy of Let Food Be Your Medicine from Worthy Publishing for my honest review*

The Skinnytaste Cookbook

Homolka, Gina. Jones R.D., Heather K. The Skinnytaste Cookbook: Light on Calories, Big on Flavor.   New York: Clarkson Potter/ Publishers. 2014.

SUMMARY:
skinnyAs the author of the award-winning blog, Skinnytaste, Gina Homolka has complied 150 recipes into one cookbook. Complete with pictures, nutritional values, cooking tips and “light on calories, big on flavor” ideas, this cookbook uses low-calorie, easy to find items for delicious results…

A PENNY FOR MY THOUGHTS:
How can something that tastes so good still be good for you? Using in-season, unprocessed, natural whole foods to make such tasty recipes is priceless. Full of motivational tips, nutritional eating make-overs, and healthy information, The Skinnytaste Cookbook helps make losing and maintaining weight through food choices fun and yummy. Recipes included are for breakfasts, soups, sandwiches, appetizers, salads, meats, sides and of course, desserts. Key information (calories, carbs, fat, fiber) is included with each recipe as well as easy-to-follow directions, additional food facts, and “skinnyscoops” which gives the author’s personal thoughts/ experiences with each recipe. Appetizing and extremely palatable while being nutritional and weight conscious…it doesn’t get any better than The Skinnytaste Cookbook!

RATING:
5 (out of 5) pennies

*I received a complimentary copy of The Skinnytaste Cookbook from Blogging for Books for my honest review*