Nuestra cultura moderna busca atiborrar la mayor cantidad posible de cosas en la menor cantidad de tiempo. Como resultado, la mayor a de las personas van por la vida a un ritmo vertiginoso que es contrario a un estilo de vida sano. Comemos r pidamente, a la carrera, y muchas veces bajo estr s; no s lo eliminamos as la mayor parte del placer que podr amos obtener de nuestros alimentos y nos ocasionamos trastornos digestivos, sino que causamos estragos en nuestro metabolismo. Al terminar el d a, muchos nos sentimos malnutridos, insulsos y con exceso de peso.En La dieta del sosiego Marc David presenta una nueva manera de entender nuestra relaci n con los alimentos, centrada en la calidad y las posibilidades que ofrece el placer de las comidas en cuanto a transformar y mejorar el metabolismo. El autor cita novedosas investigaciones sobre la bioqu mica del organismo humano y resultados satisfactorios en sus propias consultas como nutricionista. Adem s, nos demuestra que somos criaturas de cuerpo, mente y esp ritu y que, cuando prestamos atenci n simult neamente a esos distintos niveles, podemos deshacernos del peso excesivo, aumentar la energ a y mejorar la digesti n, hasta el punto de sentirnos rejuvenecidos e inspirados. Marc David presenta un programa de ocho semanas que permite a los lectores explorar su conexi n personal con los alimentos, ayud ndolos a liberarse de sus temores, sentimientos de culpabilidad y viejos h bitos para que aprendan a tratar a sus cuerpos en forma digna y afectuosa. Revela los puntos d biles de todos los remedios digestivos r pidos y dietas de moda y echa por tierra los mitos comunes sobre la nutrici n, como el de que "la mejor manera de bajar de peso es comer menos y hacer m s ejercicios". En lugar de ello, nos muestra c mo reducir la producci n de cortisol y otras hormonas relacionadas con el estr s y estimular el poder metab lico a trav s de la respiraci n adecuada y estrategias de alimentaci n que nutren al cuerpo y al alma, demostrando as que el disfrute pleno de cada comida es la manera ptima de mantener la salud. Con m s de veinte a os de experiencia en el campo de la medicina nutricional, la psicolog a de la alimentaci n y la ciencia del yoga, Marc David ofrece a los lectores recursos pr cticos que producir n resultados sostenibles que les transformar n la vida.
I read this book... it worked. My autoimmune disease is gone and I'm 37 pounds lighter in my pleather. --Kelly Clarkson
Most of us have heard of gluten--a protein found in wheat that causes widespread inflammation in the body. Americans spend billions of dollars on gluten-free diets in an effort to protect their health. But what if we've been missing the root of the problem? In The Plant Paradox, renowned cardiologist Dr. Steven Gundry reveals that gluten is just one variety of a common, and highly toxic, plant-based protein called lectin. Lectins are found not only in grains like wheat but also in the "gluten-free" foods most of us commonly regard as healthy, including many fruits, vegetables, nuts, beans, and conventional dairy products. These proteins, which are found in the seeds, grains, skins, rinds, and leaves of plants, are designed by nature to protect them from predators (including humans). Once ingested, they incite a kind of chemical warfare in our bodies, causing inflammatory reactions that can lead to weight gain and serious health conditions.
At his waitlist-only clinics in California, Dr. Gundry has successfully treated tens of thousands of patients suffering from autoimmune disorders, diabetes, leaky gut syndrome, heart disease, and neurodegenerative diseases with a protocol that detoxes the cells, repairs the gut, and nourishes the body. Now, in The Plant Paradox, he shares this clinically proven program with readers around the world.
The simple (and daunting) fact is, lectins are everywhere. Thankfully, Dr. Gundry offers simple hacks we easily can employ to avoid them, including:
- Peel your veggies. Most of the lectins are contained in the skin and seeds of plants; simply peeling and de-seeding vegetables (like tomatoes and peppers) reduces their lectin content.
- Shop for fruit in season. Fruit contain fewer lectins when ripe, so eating apples, berries, and other lectin-containing fruits at the peak of ripeness helps minimize your lectin consumption.
- Swap your brown rice for white. Whole grains and seeds with hard outer coatings are designed by nature to cause digestive distress--and are full of lectins.
With a full list of lectin-containing foods and simple substitutes for each, a step-by-step detox and eating plan, and delicious lectin-free recipes, The Plant Paradox illuminates the hidden dangers lurking in your salad bowl--and shows you how to eat whole foods in a whole new way.
Trained nutritionist Vicki Edgson and experienced food writer Heather Thomas set out the origins, nutritional make-up and health benefits of 20 seed varieties before exploring their diverse and delicious culinary uses. With more than 50 recipes that demonstrate the amazing versatility of these small, nutrient-packed ingredients, Amazing Edible Seeds offers numerous ways to enjoy seeds, from sprinkling them over salads or your breakfast bowl, to the more unexpected and adventurous applications to stews, risottos and desserts. The comprehensive list of seeds in the book includes caraway, coriander, hemp, mustard, alfalfa, cardamom, cumin, fenugreek, nigella, pomegranate, vanilla, fennel, poppy, pumpkin, sunflower, buckwheat, chia, flaxseed, quinoa and sesame, all of which are split into specific seeds groups.
The recipes in this book are bursting with flavour and colour, and international in their origins and appeal. There are traditional dishes and old favourites as well as innovative ideas that reflect current food trends. Suggested alternative combinations will inspire you to experiment further, and cater for plant-protein purists as well as those with wider-ranging appetites.
Bestselling author Dan Buettner reveals how to transform your health using smart nutrition, lifestyle, and fitness habits gleaned from longevity research on the diets, eating habits, and lifestyle practices of the communities he's identified as Blue Zones-those places with the world's longest-lived, and thus healthiest, people, including locations such as Okinawa, Japan; Sardinia, Italy; Costa Rica's Nicoya Peninsula; Ikaria, Greece; and Loma Linda, California. With the audacious belief that the lifestyles of the world's Blue Zones could be adapted and replicated in towns across North America, Buettner launched the largest preventive health care project in the United States, The Blue Zones City Makeovers, which has impacted the health of millions of Americans since 2009. In The Blue Zones Solution, readers can be inspired by the specific stories of the people, foods, and routines of our healthy elders; understand the role community, family, and naturally healthy habits can play in improving our diet and health; and learn the exact foods-including the 50 superfoods of longevity and dozens of recipes adapted for Western tastes and markets-that offer delicious ways to eat your way to optimum health. Throughout the book are lifestyle recommendations, checklists, and stories to help you create your own personal Blue Zones solution. Readers will learn and apply the 80/20 rule, the plant slant diet, social aspects of eating that lead to weight loss and great health naturally, cultivating your tribe of friends and family, and your greater purpose as part of your daily routine. Filled with moving personal stories, delicious recipes, checklists, and useful tips that will transform any home into a miniature blue zone, The Blue Zones Solution is the ultimate blueprint for a healthy, happy life.
For decades we have been taught that fat is bad for us, carbohydrates better, and that the key to a healthy weight is eating less and exercising more. Yet despite this advice, we have seen unprecedented epidemics of obesity and diabetes. Taubes argues that the problem lies in refined carbohydrates, like white flour, easily digested starches, and sugars, and that the key to good health is the kind of calories we take in, not the number.Called "a very important book," by Andrew Weil and ..." destined to change the way we think about food," by Michael Pollan, this groundbreaking book by award-winning science writer Gary Taubes shows us that almost everything we believe about the nature of a healthy diet is wrong.
-Eat red meat several times a week: The health effects are negligible for most people, and actually positive if you're 65 or older. -Have a drink or two a day: As long as it's in moderation, it will protect you against cardiovascular disease without much risk. -Enjoy a gluten-loaded bagel from time to time: It has less fat and sugar, fewer calories, and more fiber than a gluten-free one. -Eat more salt: If your blood pressure is normal, you should be more worried about getting too little sodium than having too much.
Full of counterintuitive lessons about food we hate to love, The Bad Food Bible is for anyone who wants to forge eating habits that are sensible, sustainable, and occasionally indulgent.