Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Nourishing Traditions

Nourishing Traditions: The Cookbook That Challenges Politically Correct Nutrition and the Diet Dictocrats

If you're looking to make that next step and eat really healthy (my hubby calls it hippie healthy!), this is the book for you! "Nourishing Traditions: The Cookbook That Challenges Politically Correct Nutrition and the Diet Dictocrats" by Sally Fallon, is not only a cookbook with easy to make recipes but a powerhouse of information. A year ago, not knowing what I know now, I may not have been ready to read this book. Now, I'm trying out the recipes! I'm even making kefir, and soaking my flour and oatmeal.

Personally I find this book a must read for anyone who is in charge of purchasing and making all the food for a household. Or for someone with a chronic health issue. Sally starts this book saying,
Although heart disease and cancer were rare at the turn of the century, today these two diseases strike with increasing frequency, in spite of billions of dollars in research to combat them, and in spite of tremendous advances in diagnostic and surgical techniques. In America, one person in three dies of cancer, one in three suffers from allergies, one in ten will have ulcers and once in five is mentally ill. Continuing this grim litany, one out of five pregnancies results in miscarriage, and one quarter of a million infants are born with a birth defect each year. Other degenerative diseases - arthritis, multiple sclerosis, digestive disorders, diabetes, osteoporosis, Alzheimer's, epilepsy, and chronic fatigue - afflict a significant majority of our citizens, sapping the life blood of our nation. Learning disabilities such as dyslexia and hyper activity afflict seven million young people. These diseases were also extremely rare only a generation or two ago.

This book has in depth information on how to properly prepare whole grains, eating Raw and cultured dairy products as well as information about fats, carbs, proteins, and vitamins and minerals.

I originally got this book on loan from the library, but have since purchased it myself!

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