The Great American Detox Diet
Alex Jamieson knew that her boyfriend Morgan Spurlock would systematically destroy his body with a 30-day diet of McDonald’s food – and she had the remedy ready when he concluded the experiment that would ultimately frame the hit documentary Super Size Me.
Spurlock went from excellent health to a 13% body weight increase, a shocking 230 cholesterol level, and an immense amount of fat accumulation in his liver. It was a lot of damage to undo, but Alex’s skills and expertise were more than up to the challenge: she brought Spurlock swiftly back to his pre-McDonald’s health with a clean, freshly sourced vegan diet.
The Great American Detox diet is an “anti-diet” book that replaces packaged foods with whole foods that strengthen bodily systems, restore vitality, and boost immunity. It also discusses what’s really in that fast-food burger, microwaveable dinner, or box of cookies to show what cravings are being satiated by their consumption – and how we can satisfy those same cravings without resorting to junk.
Just as Spurlock demonstrated that bad food choices can destroy us on physical, emotional, and psychological levels, Jamieson’s work shows that good food choices can quite literally change our lives on every level – for the better.
Living Vegan for Dummies
More than 3 million Americans currently live a vegan lifestyle and even more have found vegan recipes helpful in getting more fruits, vegetables, and whole grains into their diets. This is a brilliant resource for those interested in becoming vegans, sharing a vegan lifestyle with friends and family, and maintaining a healthy approach to life overall.
The guide discusses the types of products that vegans abstain from eating as well as some of the health pitfalls that some vegans are prone to. Jamieson shows how to create a balanced, nutritious vegan diet (with 40 great-tasting vegan recipes) and how to read food labels to determine if there are cunningly-disguided animal-derived products within the packaging. Jamieson also breaks down how to stock a vegan pantry, how to explain a vegan lifestyle to friends and family, and offers several action plans to make the transition to veganism.
With this book, Jamieson proves that living vegan can be made easy, but it certainly isn’t for dummies.
Vegan Cooking for Dummies
One of the biggest problems vegans face is a dearth of recipes that don’t use meat, poultry, or dairy products. Want to try something new and exciting? Too bad – every great recipe in this month’s cooking magazine contains butter.
Thankfully, Alex Jamieson comes to the rescue with this fantastic how-to guide for cooking as a vegan, with over 100 healthy and delicious vegan recipes.
Vegan Cooking for Dummies is an excellent guide for anyone making the shift into veganism; it breaks down substitutes for common animal-derived products (including the aforementioned butter) and offers suggestions for adapting new recipes to a vegan diet. Parents and family members will appreciate the simple guide to making vegan-friendly dishes for the whole family, including entrees, appetizers, desserts, treats, snacks, and – with an eye toward busy vegan parents out there – lunchbox fare.
Cooking vegan has never been more fun.
Gentle Care: Daily Multivitamin
I often recommend a multivitamin for my clients, and Dr. Fuhrman’s is the best I’ve tried. This formula was derived by carefully researching the proper balance of nutrients for human beings and is manufactured from naturally derived ingredients.
This formula also avoids ingredients that can be toxic for some if taken daily, such as vitamin A, folic acid, and iron. It offers balanced antioxidant protection using phytochemical and carotenoid concentrates from whole food extracts, and chelated minerals for maximum bioavailability.
Essentially, this multivitamin did everything possible to ensure that its ingredients were processed as minimally as possible so that its nutritional value stayed intact. It’s the closest you can get to taking these same vitamins in food form.