True Food: Eight Simple Steps to a Healthier You

True Food: Eight Simple Steps to a Healthier You


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True Food: Eight Simple Steps to a Healthier You by Annie B. Bond, Melissa Breyer, Wendy Gordon

"True food nourishes us physically and emotionally, in ways profound, beyond basic sustenance."

National Geographic invites you to experience a culinary epiphany with True Food: 8 Simple Steps to a Healtier You, an enlightening, altogether indispensable guide to a naturally healthy, globally sustaining approach to the foods you eat—and the life you live.

Clear, comprehensive, and engaging chapters introduce eight simple steps that can start you and your family on the road to a healthier life. Informative text supported by in-depth research guides you through the confusing choices and conflicting information that sometimes clutter the path.

Serving up a la carte inspiration in a number of ways this book offers "True Tips"—clever ideads, helpful definitions, and new ideas on how to shop, cook, and eat more wisely; "Snapshots" of individuals, from the famous to the not-so-famous, who have embraced a sustainable lifestyle; and features on "Shopping & Saving," "Fun, Kids, Pleasure," and "Simple Stewardship"—resourceful ways to engage the entire family and help you make informed, Earth-friendly choices every day.

Mouthwashing recipes that highlight fresh, seasonal ingredients will further wet you appetite for what the authors call sustainable eating.

Full of ideas as basic as choosing fresh, local foods and as innovative as cleaning your kitchen with natural ingredients, this book demonstrates how surprisingly easy, immeasurably important, and scrumptiously fun it is to choose, prepare, share, and enjoy true food.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781426205941
Publisher: National Geographic Society
Publication date: 12/29/2009
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Annie B. Bond is a leading authority on the connections between the environment and personal health and well-being and was recently labeled "the foremost expert in green living" by Body & Soul magazine. She writes blogs on her site and, and has written four books.

Melissa Breyer is senior editor of Healthy and Green Living and writes about food. She creates new recipes that are posted daily to, a natural lifestyles social network and website with 10 million members.

Wendy Gordon founder of National Geographic’s Green Guide, was honored as one of Glamour magazine’s 75 Women Environmental Leaders in 2009. She serves as board chair of Trickle Up, an anti-poverty organization; as vice chair of the Rainforest Alliance; and as trustee of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund and the Rockefeller Family Fund.

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