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Nutrition and Diet
La Dieta del Sosiego: Comer Por Placer, Para Obtener Energía Y Para Adelgazar
La Dieta del Sosiego
Comer Por Placer, Para Obtener Energía Y Para Adelgazar
Spanish    Paperback      ISBN: 1594772398

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.
Everyday Ayurveda Cooking for a Calm, Clear Mind: 100 Simple Sattvic Recipes
Everyday Ayurveda Cooking for a Calm, Clear Mind
100 Simple Sattvic Recipes
Paperback      ISBN: 1611804477
Eat your way to increased energy, balanced emotions, and an overall state of calm and relaxation.

In Ayurvedic medicine there are said to be three main energies that affect our mind:

- sattva, the state of contentment and calm;

- rajas, the state of reactivity and excitability; and

- tamas, the dull, slow, and stagnant state of mind.

The good news is that there are direct ways of bringing these states into balance through what we eat. The recipes in this book are simple, seasonal, and delicious, while bringing the traditional foods of Ayurveda into the modern kitchen.Everyday Ayurveda Cooking for a Calm, Clear Mind uncovers the true potential of food to heal not only our bodies, but our minds too.
The Plant Paradox: The Hidden Dangers in Healthy Foods That Cause Disease and Weight Gain
The Plant Paradox
The Hidden Dangers in Healthy Foods That Cause Disease and Weight Gain
1st Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 006242713x

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.

Amazing Edible Seeds: Health-Boosting and Delicious Recipes Using Nature's Nutritional Powerhouse
Amazing Edible Seeds
Health-Boosting and Delicious Recipes Using Nature's Nutritional Powerhouse
Hardcover      ISBN: 1847809251

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.

Food Rules: An Eater's Manual
Food Rules
An Eater's Manual
Paperback      ISBN: 014311638x
#1 New York Times Bestseller

A useful and funny purse-sized manual that could easily replace all the diet books on your bookshelf. --Tara Parker-Pope, The New York Times

A definitive compendium of food wisdom

Eating doesn't have to be so complicated. In this age of ever-more elaborate diets and conflicting health advice, Food Rules brings welcome simplicity to our daily decisions about food. Written with clarity, concision, and wit that has become bestselling author Michael Pollan's trademark, this indispensable handbook lays out a set of straightforward, memorable rules for eating wisely, one per page, accompanied by a concise explanation. It's an easy-to-use guide that draws from a variety of traditions, suggesting how different cultures through the ages have arrived at the same enduring wisdom about food. Whether at the supermarket or an all-you-can-eat buffet, this is the perfect guide for anyone who ever wondered, "What should I eat?"

In the more than four decades that I have been reading and writing about the findings of nutritional science, I have come across nothing more intelligent, sensible and simple to follow than the 64 principles outlined in a slender, easy-to-digest new book called Food Rules: An Eater's Manual, by Michael Pollan. --Jane Brody, The New York Times

It doesn't get much easier than this. Each page has a simple rule, sometimes with a short explanation, sometimes without, that promotes Pollan's back-to-the-basics-of-food (and-food-enjoyment) philosophy. --The Los Angeles Times

Michael Pollan's most recent book on food, Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation--the story of our most trusted food expert's culinary education--was published by Penguin Press in April 2013, and in 2016 it served as the inspiration for a four-part docuseries on Netflix by the same name.
In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto
In Defense of Food
An Eater's Manifesto
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0143114964
#1 New York Times Bestseller from the author of How to Change Your Mind, The Omnivore's Dilemma, and Food Rules

Food. There's plenty of it around, and we all love to eat it. So why should anyone need to defend it?

Because in the so-called Western diet, food has been replaced by nutrients, and common sense by confusion--most of what we're consuming today is longer the product of nature but of food science. The result is what Michael Pollan calls the American Paradox: The more we worry about nutrition, the less healthy we see to become. With In Defense of Food, Pollan proposes a new (and very old) answer to the question of what we should eat that comes down to seven simple but liberating words: Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants. Pollan's bracing and eloquent manifesto shows us how we can start making thoughtful food choices that will enrich our lives, enlarge our sense of what it means to be healthy, and bring pleasure back to eating.
The Blue Zones Solution: Eating and Living Like the World's Healthiest People
The Blue Zones Solution
Eating and Living Like the World's Healthiest People
1st Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 1426211929

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.

Brain Maker: The Power of Gut Microbes to Heal and Protect Your Brain for Life
Brain Maker
The Power of Gut Microbes to Heal and Protect Your Brain for Life
1st Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 0316380105
The bestselling author of Grain Brain uncovers the powerful role of gut bacteria in determining your brain's destiny.

Debilitating brain disorders are on the rise-from children diagnosed with autism and ADHD to adults developing dementia at younger ages than ever before. But a medical revolution is underway that can solve this problem: Astonishing new research is revealing that the health of your brain is, to an extraordinary degree, dictated by the state of your microbiome - the vast population of organisms that live in your body and outnumber your own cells ten to one. What's taking place in your intestines today is determining your risk for any number of brain-related conditions.

In Brain Maker, Dr. Perlmutter explains the potent interplay between intestinal microbes and the brain, describing how the microbiome develops from birth and evolves based on lifestyle choices, how it can become sick, and how nurturing gut health through a few easy strategies can alter your brain's destiny for the better. With simple dietary recommendations and a highly practical program of six steps to improving gut ecology, Brain Maker opens the door to unprecedented brain health potential.
Good Calories, Bad Calories: Fats, Carbs, and the Controversial Science of Diet and Health
Good Calories, Bad Calories
Fats, Carbs, and the Controversial Science of Diet and Health
Paperback      ISBN: 1400033462

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.

The Bad Food Bible: How and Why to Eat Sinfully
The Bad Food Bible
How and Why to Eat Sinfully
Hardcover      ISBN: 0544952561
Physician and popular New York Times Upshot contributor Aaron Carroll mines the latest evidence to show that many "bad" ingredients actually aren't unhealthy, and in some cases are essential to our well-being.

Advice about food can be confusing. There's usually only one thing experts can agree on: some ingredients--often the most enjoyable ones--are bad for you, full stop. But as Aaron Carroll explains, these oversimplifications are both wrong and dangerous: if we stop consuming some of our most demonized ingredients altogether, it may actually hurt us. In The Bad Food Bible, Carroll examines the scientific evidence, showing among other things that you can:
-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.