The Plant Paradox
Author: Dr. Steven R. Gundry, M.D.
"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.
Author: Giulia Enders
Publisher: Greystone Books Ltd
In this updated edition of a worldwide bestseller, Giulia Enders reveals the secrets and science of the digestive system—including new research on the connection between the gut and the brain. For too long, the gut has been the body’s most ignored and least appreciated organ. But it does more than just dirty work; our gut is at the core of who we are. With quirky charm, science star and medical doctor Giulia Enders explains the gut’s magic, answering questions like: Why does acid reflux happen? What’s really up with gluten and lactose intolerance? How does the gut affect obesity and mood? A new section on the brain-gut axis dives into groundbreaking discoveries of psychobiotics – microbes with psychological effects that can influence conditions like depression and even stress. Aided with cheerful illustrations by Enders’s sister Jill, this beguiling manifesto will make you finally listen to those butterflies in your stomach: they’re trying to tell you something important.
Author: David Perlmutter
Publisher: Little, Brown
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.
The revised and expanded edition of the bestseller that changed millions of lives The science is clear. The results are unmistakable. You can dramatically reduce your risk of cancer, heart disease, and diabetes just by changing your diet. More than 30 years ago, nutrition researcher T. Colin Campbell and his team at Cornell, in partnership with teams in China and England, embarked upon the China Study, the most comprehensive study ever undertaken of the relationship between diet and the risk of developing disease. What they found when combined with findings in Colin’s laboratory, opened their eyes to the dangers of a diet high in animal protein and the unparalleled health benefits of a whole foods, plant-based diet. In 2005, Colin and his son Tom, now a physician, shared those findings with the world in The China Study, hailed as one of the most important books about diet and health ever written. Featuring brand new content, this heavily expanded edition of Colin and Tom’s groundbreaking book includes the latest undeniable evidence of the power of a plant-based diet, plus updated information about the changing medical system and how patients stand to benefit from a surging interest in plant-based nutrition. The China Study—Revised and Expanded Edition presents a clear and concise message of hope as it dispels a multitude of health myths and misinformation. The basic message is clear. The key to a long, healthy life lies in three things: breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Author: Natasha Corrett, Vicki Edgson
Publisher: Jacqui Small LLP
‘ I love this healthy eating book!!’ Victoria Beckham Honestly Healthy is the original alkaline diet cookbook, packed with recipes, tips and tricks to help you look and feel great. Whatever your needs – be it a short cleanse or total eating habit overhaul – Honestly Healthy has the right plan for you. With over 100 mouthwatering recipes from gourmet vegetarian chef Natasha Corrett, all designed with nutritionist Vicki Edgson to help your energy levels soar, split into breakfasts and smoothies, starters and soups, mains, snacks and treats, and desserts, you will find everything you need. Follow a 5-Day Cleanse with full meal plans to help your body eliminate toxins and leave you feeling great. The Cleanse Section will show you the foods to avoid and why, and the foods to enjoy and how they help, leaving you with the knowledge and inspiration to try your own ideas. The Honestly Healthy Lifestyle Section goes a step further and shows you how to make simple long-term changes to your eating habits in order to maintain a delicious, nutritious and alkaline lifestyle. More recipes and meal plans will help you on your way to looking and feeling great. Cooking delicious, healthy food has never been so simple. ‘ Forget Dukan and Atkins – these days, the A-list way to a flat tummy is eating alkaline.’ Daily Mail
Super Food Family Classics is the healthy-eating companion book to the hugely popular new series of Jamie's Super Food, currently on Channel 4. In this week's episode Jamie serves up a delicious and nutritious feast for all the family: from herby smoked salmon and magic egg for breakfast to sesame butterflied chicken for lunch and smoky veggie chilli for dinner - there really is something for everyone. Freshen up your family favourites and expand your recipe repertoire with new nutritious, tasty meals - make your weekly menu something to shout about. Sneak in extra veg with Squash Mac 'N' Cheese and enjoy a no-arguments family dinner with Chicken Fajitas, Smoky Dressed Aubergines & Peppers. When you need a no-fuss meal on the table fast try Chicken Goujons or Pasta Pesto, or get ahead with freezer-friendly Jumbo Fish Fingers or Proper Chicken Nuggets. Use ingredients you know the family already love in new, exciting ways, with Sweet Potato Fish Cakes or Chocolate Porridge. Every recipe is tried and tested, has clear and easy-to-understand nutritional information on the page, including the number of veg and fruit portions in each dish, plus there's a bumper back-section packed with valuable advice on everything from cooking with kids and tackling fussy eaters, to good gut health, the importance of fibre, budgeting and of course, getting more of the good stuff into your family's diet. If you're looking for fresh ideas and an easy way to make healthy eating a part of everyday family life, Jamie's Super Food Family Classics is the book for you. Enjoy the beautiful and innovative design features in this special ebook edition. Tap on the mouth-watering images to jump straight to the recipe, and use the interactive index to get directly to the ingredient you're after. There is also an exclusive-to-ebook section on Special Diet-Friendly Recipes. 'Brilliant recipes' Mail on Sunday
Gesünder, Fitter, Roh! – hol’ mit Rohkost das Beste aus dir raus! Obwohl sie sich bewusst ernährt, fühlt sich Kriss Micus oft schlapp. Sie forscht nach – und entdeckt die Rohkost für sich. In einem kulinarischen Selbstversuch ernährt sie sich ein Jahr lang roh und dokumentiert, welche Auswirkungen die Essensumstellung auf ihr Leben und ihre Gesundheit hat. Gesünder, Fitter, Roh! ist eine spannende Einführung in das Trendthema Rohkost und eine informative Mischung aus Ratgeber und Erfahrungsbericht. Unterhaltsam und ehrlich erzählt Kriss Micus von der gewagten Ernährungsumstellung, erläutert medizinische Fakten und teilt ihre Lieblingsrezepte und Ernährungstipps. Ihr Fazit: »Es gibt nichts Besseres als Rohkost!«
Essential Asian Cookbook
Author: Jane Bowring, Jane Price, Jane Bowring, Jane Price
Publisher: Murdoch Books
The Telomere Effect
Author: Dr. Elizabeth Blackburn, Dr. Elissa Epel
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The revolutionary book coauthored by the Nobel Prize winner who discovered telomerase and telomeres' role in the aging process and the health psychologist who has done original research into how specific lifestyle and psychological habits can protect telomeres, slowing disease and improving life. Have you wondered why some sixty-year-olds look and feel like forty-year-olds and why some forty-year-olds look and feel like sixty-year-olds? While many factors contribute to aging and illness, Dr. Elizabeth Blackburn discovered a biological indicator called telomerase, the enzyme that replenishes telomeres, which protect our genetic heritage. Dr. Blackburn and Dr. Elissa Epel's research shows that the length and health of one's telomeres are a biological underpinning of the long-hypothesized mind-body connection. They and other scientists have found that changes we can make to our daily habits can protect our telomeres and increase our health spans (the number of years we remain healthy, active, and disease-free). THE TELOMERE EFFECT reveals how Blackburn and Epel's findings, together with research from colleagues around the world, cumulatively show that sleep quality, exercise, aspects of diet, and even certain chemicals profoundly affect our telomeres, and that chronic stress, negative thoughts, strained relationships, and even the wrong neighborhoods can eat away at them. Drawing from this scientific body of knowledge, they share lists of foods and suggest amounts and types of exercise that are healthy for our telomeres, mind tricks you can use to protect yourself from stress, and information about how to protect your children against developing shorter telomeres, from pregnancy through adolescence. And they describe how we can improve our health spans at the community level, with neighborhoods characterized by trust, green spaces, and safe streets. THE TELOMERE EFFECT will make you reassess how you live your life on a day-to-day basis. It is the first book to explain how we age at a cellular level and how we can make simple changes to keep our chromosomes and cells healthy, allowing us to stay disease-free longer and live more vital and meaningful lives.
The Diet Myth
Author: Tim Spector
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
'The Diet Myth is fascinating, and now I'm obsessed with microbes!' Nigella Lawson Why do most diets fail? Why does one person eat a certain meal and gain weight, while another eating the same meal loses pounds? Why, despite all the advice about what to eat, are we all still getting fatter? The answers are much more surprising - and fascinating - than we've been led to believe. The key to health and weight loss lies not in the latest fad diet, nor even in the simple mantra of 'eat less, exercise more', but in the microbes already inside us. Drawing on the latest science and his own pioneering research, Professor Tim Spector demystifies the common misconceptions about fat, calories, vitamins and nutrients. Only by understanding what makes our own personal microbes tick can we overcome the confusion of modern nutrition, and achieve a healthy gut and a healthy body.
Author: Becky Winkler
Publisher: Harvard Common Press
Rebecca Winkler's Paleo Planet is the first cookbook that takes the paleo diet for a global spin, with recipes that represent the cuisines of East, South and Southeast Asia, the Middle East and Europe, Latin America, the Caribbean, and of course the U.S. In 125 recipes, she proves just how creative and wide-ranging the tastes in paleo cooking can be. With the chicken chapter alone, Rebecca demonstrates the breadth and depth of flavors with Jerk Chicken with Avocado and Papaya Salad, Orange Ginger Chicken Thighs with Yu Shaing Eggplant, Indonesian Chile Chicken with Fried Rice, and Chicken Meatballs with Garlic Kale Marinara. Beyond these main courses, there are chapters devoted to vibrantly flavored appetizers, soups, sides, and desserts.
Everyday Super Food
Author: Jamie Oliver
Publisher: Penguin UK
Jamie's Everyday Super Food makes eating well delicious, easy and fun No matter how busy you are, you'll find that healthy eating the Jamie way is both simple and achievable, making it super easy to choose exactly the kind of meals that suit you. The book is divided into breakfasts (up to 400 calories), lunches (up to 600 calories) and dinners (up to 600 calories), and every tasty meal is nutritionally balanced so that any combination over the day will bring you in under your recommended daily allowance of calories (2000 women/2,500 men), allowing you to enjoy snacks and drinks on the side. You can eat Smoothie Pancakes with Berries, Banana, Yoghurt and Nuts for breakfast, Tasty Fish Tacos with Game-Changing Kiwi, Lime and Chilli Salsa for lunch and Griddled Steak and Peppers with Herby-Jewelled Tabbouleh Rice for dinner, and still be healthy! Whether you dip in and out of it, eat from the book Monday to Friday or use it faithfully every day for a month, it's totally up to you. In Everyday Super Food, Jamie's done all the hard work for you - all you need to do is choose a delicious recipe, cook it up and, most importantly, enjoy it. Every meal in this book is a good choice and will bring you a step closer to a healthier, happier you. 'Packed with vitamins, bursting with flavour: irresistible new recipes from Jamie Oliver' Sunday Times 'The healthy recipes that helped Jamie lose two stone' Sunday Times 'Our failsafe foodie of choice' Sunday Times 'Jamie Oliver is great - I'd put him in charge of the country' Guardian
Tosca Reno is not only a health and fitness expert, but also a fabulous cook. Who better to write a stunning cookbook that everyone will love? Get: * 150 beautiful food photographs * Delectable low-fat beef, pork, chicken and fish dinners * Protein-rich meat-free recipes * Gluten-free meals * Tips on eating clean in difficult situations * Timesaving one-dish meals for busy moms * Great recipes on the go * How to prepare an elegant clean-eating event.
Molecular biotechnology continues to triumph, as this textbook testifies - edited by one of the academic pioneers in the field and written by experienced professionals. This completely revised second edition covers the entire spectrum, from the fundamentals of molecular and cell biology, via an overview of standard methods and technologies, the application of the various "-omics", and the development of novel drug targets, right up to the significance of system biology in biotechnology. The whole is rounded off by an introduction to industrial biotechnology as well as chapters on company foundation, patent law and marketing. The new edition features: - Large format and full color throughout - Proven structure according to basics, methods, main topics and economic perspectives - New sections on system biology, RNA interference, microscopic techniques, high throughput sequencing, laser applications, biocatalysis, current biomedical applications and drug approval - Optimized teaching with learning targets, a glossary containing around 800 entries, over 500 important abbreviations and further reading. The only resource for those who are seriously interested in the topic. Bonus material available online free of charge: www.wiley-vch.de/home/molecbiotech