This Crazy Vegan Life: A Prescription for an Endangered Species [NOOK Book]

This Crazy Vegan Life: A Prescription for an Endangered Species

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Read Christina Pirello's posts on the Penguin Blog.

A manifesto on being vegan and living healthfully from the award-winning host of public television’s Christina
Cooks, Naturally!

Being vegan is not only about a plant- based diet. It means taking a whole new look at health, fitness, lifestyle choices,
and the world. Christina Pirello not only advocates the development of animal-free alternatives for the benefit of
humans, animals, and the environment, but also promotes their impact on wellness. Beyond the value of eating whole,
and organic foods, Pirello explores a host of subjects from nutrition and fitness to education and emotional well-being
as she helps readers take control of their lives and achieve their personal goals, whether they want to lose weight,
regain health and vitality, or simply look and feel better.

Featuring a 28-day nutrition and fitness plan,
This Crazy Vegan Life also includes sample menus and more than 100 delicious and easy-to-prepare low-
glycemic, phyto-nutrient-rich, high-fiber, wellbalanced vegan recipes that emphasize good carbs and good fat.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly

"Dairy products should be illegal," proclaims leukemia survivor and Emmy Award-winner Pirello (Cooking the Whole Foods Way), giving readers a good idea of this crusader's uncompromising stance on the current state of the food industry, our environment and the need for change. Host of the public television series Christina Cooks and a noted authority on vegetarian cooking, Pirello studied with macrobiotic diet pioneer Michio Kushi and has eaten vegan for more than 20 years. The first section of the book grounds readers in vegan principles, arguing the case from a variety of perspectives (health, humanitarian, economic, environmental). Her plan for making the transition from standard American fat- and sugar-laden convenience foods to regularly scheduled whole-food meals consists of a 21-day, two-phase detoxification and weight-loss program, with tips on stress reduction and living more consciously, and a whole-body fitness regime (cardio, strength training and flexibility). Having beat leukemia and completed her first triathlon at age 51, Pirello is strong on setting intentions and achieving goals. With her, readers have a tireless, reliable guide to going vegan, and the many recipes she offers for delicious vegan meals will make foregoing meat easy. (Dec.)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781440643231
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 12/2/2008
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 619,889
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

In 1983, Christina Pirello was diagnosed with an acute form of leukemia. With little prospect of help from conventional therapies, she turned to a nutritional program using a whole foods approach. Now, after more than 15 years cancer-free, Christina Pirello is the Emmy award-winning host of Christina Cooks! on National Public Television, teaching whole foods cooking classes and lecturing nationwide. Christina is the author of Cooking the Whole Foods Way, Christina Cooks, and, most recently, This Crazy Vegan Life. She and her husband publish a natural foods magazine, Macrochef.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 5, 2009

    I just got this book 2 days ago and it is already changing my life.

    I love the up front and personal way this book is written. I am getting ready to try the recipes, but they seem very easy to follow. I have read a ton on the vegan lifestyle, but the way Christina presents it makes it seem as though it is all common sense. It is very easy to read!

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  • Posted August 6, 2011

    To the Point, in your face.

    I bought this book on Nook color. Christina presents being vegan, not as a quiet, kind or subtle way of life, and I appreciate that. She is in your face, and definite. She explains each point, and backs it up. I can hardly put the book down, and I've highlighted, and bookmarked several pages. It is a very well written book, and it's one I'm sure I'll go back to. Heck, it's a good book,I might have to get the physical version, just so I can easily bookmark everything, and use the book.

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