The Paleo Diabetes Diet Solution
One of the key themes of this book is that the food we eat is the single most important influence on our health. Food is so much more than the sum of its parts. It is the information we give our bodies that gets translated in to cellular instructions that control our health and our disease patterns.
The information in the first half of this book will help you understand how blood sugar works in the body and how the paleo approach to eating (or ancestral way of eating) can help you restore healthy blood sugar function and halt, if not reverse, the health consequences of blood sugar dysfunction and type 2 diabetes. You will also learn how to navigate eating away from home, how to read and understand food labels and how to stock your pantry with foods that will restore your health.
The second half of the book ties everything together with delicious paleo-inspired recipes that will leave you satisfied and finally in control of your blood sugar.
The format offers “tips” in boxes on each recipe page. I found them to be quite helpful. In addition they also offer tips on making the recipes with substituted ingredients, such as with the soups when they suggest that instead of making one’s own bone broth(the best way to go, they feel) you can substitute store-bought organic broth. The recipes reflect a realist command of what is available in local groceries and the limited time many folks have to devote to kitchen wizardry. In fact, their recipes could be seen as a set of magic tricks to turn good fresh ingredients into wonderful meals, from soup to main courses to side dishes and even deserts like coconut banana soft serve and snacks like kale and zucchini chips. Joan Leotta
The Best Baby Food
Feeding a baby is a wonderful experience, although at times it can be frustrating. Try to relax and enjoy the process. Remember, when you make your own baby food from natural, wholesome ingredients, your are starting your child out on a pattern of healthy eating that will have lifelong benefits.
I highly recommend this book. It has been a great addition for our little guy and it will be used for years to come. Carmen Deacetis