Passionate Nutrition: A Guide to Using Food as Medicine from a Nutritionist Who Healed Herself from the Inside Out

Passionate Nutrition: A Guide to Using Food as Medicine from a Nutritionist Who Healed Herself from the Inside Out

by Jennifer Adler, Jess Thomson


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This power-foods healthy-living guidebook will inspire readers to eat well, lose weight, and embrace food as medicine. “Food as medicine” is a powerfully healing way to eat and was embraced by nutritionist Jennifer Adler as she recovered from a malnour­ished childhood and adolescence. Part power-foods cookbook, part handbook for healthy living and eating, and part memoir, Passionate Nutrition provides digestible information, tips, and techniques for how to find your way to optimal health. She focuses on abundant eat­ing (as opposed to restrictive eating), and explores what she calls “the healthy trinity”—digestion, balance, and whole foods. Adler guides and encourages readers to shift their diet to achieve this desirable bal­ance, introduces power foods we should all eat, and provides healthy ways to lose weight, along with simple recipes to optimize health. With her personal story interwoven, readers will be inspired to embrace the healthy power of food.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781570619458
Publisher: Sasquatch Books
Publication date: 12/16/2014
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

JENNIFER ADLER is a Certified Nutritionist in the State of Washington, an adjunct faculty member at Bastyr University, and co-founder of the International Eating Disorders Institute. She holds a Master's of Science in Clinical Nutrition and Counseling and a Graduate Certificate in Spirituality, Health, and Medicine from Bastyr University. She was trained at the School of Natural Cookery in Boulder, CO. She lives on Bainbridge Island, WA.

JESS THOMSON is a Seattle-based freelance writer and cookbook author who has written for Sunset, Cooking Light, Edible Seattle, and Seattle Met magazines.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xi

Introduction xiii

Part I The Background 1

Chapter 1 My Story 3

Chapter 2 Your Story 19

Part II The Basics 37

Chapter 3 The 100-Year Diet 39

Chapter 4 A Gut Feeling 65

Chapter 5 The Protein-Sugar Connection 91

Chapter 6 Weight Loss and the Metabolism Miracle 107

Chapter 7 Food Miracles, Body Miracles 125

Part III The Essentials 143

Chapter 8 What is Your Body Saying? 145

Chapter 9 Three ingredients for Natural Beauty 169

Chapter 10 Good Food, Good Sex 189

Conclusion 211

Part IV The Recipes 215

Appendix: Nutrition Quiz Answer Key 243

Resources 247

Bibliography 251

Index 267

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