A Good Book

Happy Cyber Monday! A book is a wonderful gift that allows your friends and family to learn more about food, nutrition, the food industry, the environment and health. This year, as you Spread the Love, consider a book to inspire the ones you love to make informed food choices.Don't forget; when you shop on Amazon from any of the Amazon links on this site, a portion of your total will go to Nourishing Results, at no cost to you, no matter what you buy.Be Fruitful: The Essential Guide to Maximizing Fertility and Giving Birth to a Healthy Child, by Victoria MaizesDid you know that your lifestyle choices in the 3-4 months prior to conception will affect the health of your child for their lifetime? Get healthy before you try to conceive and give your child the best genetic material possible. This book serves as a guide to optimize your fertility and navigate the healthcare system straight from a University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine physician.The Immune System Recovery Plan: A Doctor's 4-Step Program to Treat Autoimmune Disease, by Susan BlumAutoimmune diseases are incurable, affect 23.5 million people in the United States and include multiple sclerosis, lupus, and thyroid disease among many others. This book is written by a functional medicine physician and holds promise for those with open minds to explore modalities that give hope for those with autoimmune conditions. The approach isn't simple, and does require dedication and acceptance of the need for lifestyle change. Working with a functional medicine doctor and/or nutritionist will improve outcomes. Gift your loved one this book along with a gift certificate to Nourishing Results or an integrative dietitian in your area.The Art of Simple Food II: Recipes, Flavor and Inspiration from the New Garden Kitchen, by Alice WatersWaters, an iconic Berkley, California chef has led foodies, newbies, students and environmentalists into the kitchen, and the garden. New cooks and expert chefs alike will appreciate the simplistic nature of this cookbook that focuses on flavor and appreciation for food itself. This is a must-have for any cookbook collection.Food Politics: How the Food Industry Influences Nutrition And Health, by Marion NestleEvery time I hear or read something from New York University's Paulette Goddard Professor, Marion Nestle, I learn something new about the food industry, politics and agriculture. I read the first edition of this book in grad school and it transformed my approach to food and nutrition. This year she also published Eat, Drink, Vote: An Illustrated Guide to Food Politics, a great coffee table book to stimulate conversion. Don't miss Feed Your Pet Right: The Authoritative Guide to Feeding Your Dog or Cat for the pet lover in your family.Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation, by Michael PollanPollan's books and articles also have significantly influenced my perspectives regarding food, nutrition, the environment and health. In his most recent book he explores cooking and how the simple, powerful process of cooking food has the potential to nourish mind, body and soul. Gift this book to a loved one who wants to be inspired to cook, gain a better understanding of current food systems and learn more about the achievement of good health.Material on this blog is provided for informational purposes only. It is general information that may not apply to you as an individual, and is not a substitute for personalized nutrition or health advice or healthcare. Never disregard medical advice or delay seeking medical care because of something you have read or accessed through this website.