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Surprises in Mili's Suitcase: How Diabetes was Cured with Food
     

Surprises in Mili's Suitcase: How Diabetes was Cured with Food

by Katherine Orr, Antonia Demas
 

Growing up in Hawaii, eleven-year old Hana knows sharing food is about sharing gifts of love and aloha, but she doesn’t know food can also be a gift of health. When she is diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, Hana’s mother promises to help Hana learn to live with it—that is, until Mom’s sister Auntie Mili comes to visit with a suitcase full of

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Growing up in Hawaii, eleven-year old Hana knows sharing food is about sharing gifts of love and aloha, but she doesn’t know food can also be a gift of health. When she is diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, Hana’s mother promises to help Hana learn to live with it—that is, until Mom’s sister Auntie Mili comes to visit with a suitcase full of surprises that hold the key to Hana’s disease. Armed with new knowledge that diabetes can be cured with a diet rich in plants, Mili, Hana, and her mother embark on a “Great Food Adventure” in which they discover the fun of learning about, growing, preparing, and eating new fruits and vegetables. The colorful foods are nutritious, taste delicious, and quickly restore Hana’s health. The story conveys traditional values of honoring our bodies, caring for the land, and growing food in a sustainable way. Colorfully illustrated on every page (two of which are recipes). Includes Glossary, Lessons from Mili, and For Parents and Teachers. For all ages.

Katherine Orr is the author/illustrator of twenty books for children and adults. She is also a marine biologist and an enthusiastic consumer of plant-based whole foods.

Antonia Demas has a PhD from Cornell University in education, nutrition, and anthropology. She is the founder of Food Studies Institute, a nonprofit organization devoted to educating children and adults in food literacy.

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"What a lovely book! It is so filled with love and beauty that you almost don't know how wise it is, and how much illness it can prevent. If you share it with the children in your life, they will be grateful to you for the rest of their lives." -John Robbins, author of nine bestsellers, founder and president of the Food Revolution Network

"Most of the chronic diseases that plague us today-such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and many of the cancers-are related to poor diet. We can prevent the onset of these diseases and reverse their progression by consuming an abundance of plants. The best place to start is with children. Surprises in Mili's Suitcase is a positive step in this direction. I urge both children and adults to read it." -Andrew Weil, MD, author of 8 Weeks to Optimum Health and Fast Food, Good Food

"Surprises in Mili's Suitcase provides a positive and much-needed message to children and their families about diet-related disease prevention. This story is about a girl diagnosed with type-2 diabetes and her family's journey of discovery as they learn how a diet rich in plant foods can reverse and heal the condition, and also taste delicious. Medical school education typically does not focus on nutrition as a cure for chronic diseases. My work as a medical doctor and researcher has convinced me that we have tremendous power over our health destiny and longevity. The majority of premature deaths and disabilities are preventable with a plant-based diet and other healthy lifestyle behaviors. I hope the information presented in this book becomes widely available to the public-including children, who are critical to the success of any prevention program." -Michael Greger, MD, FACLM, founder of NutritionFacts.org and author of How Not To Die

"Kudos to Antonia Demas and Katherine Orr, who created Surprises in Mili's Suitcase. This book delivers a compelling message for children with diabetes and their parents, who may be similarly affected, that whole food plant-based nutrition can resolve their disease." -Caldwell B. Esselstyn, Jr, MD, author of Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease

"Dr. Demas is one of the most important advocates of children's health in our generation. Her award-winning program for food literacy and school lunch has the potential of improving the health of millions of children and helping to stop the epidemic of childhood obesity. In Surprises in Mili's Suitcase, author-illustrator Katherine Orr teams up with Dr. Demas to deliver powerful information in a beautiful book that's a great read for kids and adults alike. Hippocrates said, "Let food be your medicine." This book shows how even a child can heal her body with food. Set in Hawaii, the story conveys traditional cultural principles about caring for our health, each other, and the land that feeds us. I hope you share this book with family and friends. The world needs more aloha spirit!" -Terry Shintani, MD, JD, MPH, author of The Peace Diet

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781632931542
Publisher:
Sunstone Press
Publication date:
10/31/2016
Pages:
62
Sales rank:
909,431
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.13(d)

Meet the Author

Katherine Orr is the author/illustrator of twenty books for children and adults. She is also a marine biologist and an enthusiastic consumer of plant-based whole foods.

Antonia Demas has a PhD from Cornell University in education, nutrition, and anthropology. She is the founder of Food Studies Institute, a nonprofit organization devoted to educating children and adults in food literacy.

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