- Alzheimer's disease
- Heart disease
- Compromised immune system
- Viruses and bacterial infections
- Skin conditions
Maria Blanco is a Certified Family Herbalist and a candidate for degrees in Holistic Nutrition and Naturopathy. She considers diet and nutrition to be the single greatest determinant of health, disease prevention, and healing and she delights in sharing knowledge of how to naturally establish and maintain homeostasis in all of life's varying stages. She served as the primary in-home caregiver to her mother, who suffered from Lewy Body Dementia. She writes extensively for publications and websites such as Men's Health and Suite 101. Author home: Carencro (Lafayette), LA.
Dr. James Pendleton, ND, NMD, is a primary care physician specializing in naturopathic medicine. He is also is a college science professor. He has a passion for herbal medicine and has studied ethnobotany and herbal healing traditions throughout Central and South America, India, the Middle East, and Southeast Asia. Author home: Edgewater, FL, and Seattle, WA.
With over 160 recipes, The Complete Idiot's Guide® to DASH Diet Cooking takes a fresh approach compared to other books on the topic, most of which are loaded with general information on the DASH diet. The Complete Idiot's Guide to DASH Diet Cooking focuses instead on cooking the right way with DASH, and the reader will benefit from over 150 fantastic, DASH-compliant recipes. Readers will also benefit from structured meal plans that help keep them on track and the author's expert advice on supplementing the diet with exercise and other lifestyle changes to further enhance the benefits of DASH.
Do you feel tired all the time? Do you feel hungry between meals, even if you've just eaten? Do you crave candy, soda, or coffee, especially in the mid-afternoon?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may have a metabolic disadvantage. Most diet plans fail because they don't address the underlying metabolic conditions that contribute to increased hunger and weight gain. In fact, they often worsen the problem by cutting calories and prompting food cravings. This further stresses your metabolism and leaves you hungrier--and heavier--than ever.
The Stubborn Fat Fix remedies this by identifying and treating metabolic imbalances. Based on the results of simple quizzes, you'll choose between two eating plans that prescribe the ideal foods needed to repair your metabolic disorder and turn off faulty hunger signals. On both plans, you'll lose weight by doing something that seems counterintuitive--eat more, move less--in order to heal your metabolism. You can even incorporate "luxury" foods--indulging in ice cream, salty snacks, bread, wine or beer, or even chocolate--to stay on track without feeling deprived. A tailored supplement program, carefully controlled exercise, and stress-reduction techniques complete the metabolic cure.
Even better, once your metabolism is in balance, you will not only permanently drop pounds but also improve your cholesterol, blood pressure, blood sugar, and energy levels for overall better health. Hundreds of the Berkowitzes' patients, like those profiled in the book, have successfully lost up to 70 pounds with this plan.
With The Stubborn Fat Fix--featuring more than 30 delicious recipes and the exclusive Fiber Ratio tool created by Valerie to help you get the most out of your favorite foods--you, too, can lose that stubborn fat forever.
Vegans face their own special challenges when it comes to nutrition and this book provides answers. There are about one million vegans in the U.S. and about 50,000 new ones every year. A growing number of physicians advocate a completely plant-based diet for many of their patients who suffer from diabetes, heart disease, and cancer. In The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Plant-Based Nutrition, readers will find:
? Where to get nutrients that others get from meat and dairy.
? How to avoid the vegan pitfall of overfed but undernourished.
? How to spot hidden animal ingredients in packaged foods.
? Tips for eating at restaurants.
? Special considerations for children and seniors.