Combat chronic inflammation, ease over-stressed digestive and immune systems, and make better food choices with this easy-to-follow nutrition plan and cookbook
Inflammation in the body shows up in the form of aches, pains, digestive distress, skin rashes, and swelling, and can lead to arthritis, type 2 diabetes, food allergies, skin conditions, and weight gain. Inflammation can result from undiagnosed food allergies or an autoimmune condition, or a diet that contains lots of processed foods, sugar, and meat.
Adopting an anti-inflammatory diet can help. Health and wellness luminaries such as Dr. Oz, Michael Pollan, and Mark Bittman have all touted the benefits of an anti-inflammatory diet, and people are becoming increasingly aware of its benefits. Seattle nutritionist Michelle Babb lays out a sustainable diet plan that’s a snap to maintain—it's essentially a Mediterranean, or pescatarian, diet that increases the intake of plant-based foods.
With Anti-Inflammatory Eating Made Easy, you’ll eat as much as you want, lose weight, and heal your body. And the great thing is that with this diet, you never go hungry! As long as half your plate is vegetables and fruit, and the other half is starch and fish, you may start to see health improvements in weeks once you adopt the diet.
Dramatic lifestyle changes can be difficult, but this easy-to-follow plan makes anti-inflammatory eating approachable, understandable, and delicious.
About the Author
MICHELLE BABB, MS, RD, CD, is a registered dietitian specializing in mind-body nutrition, weight management, and inflammatory digestive disorders. She is also PCC Cooks instructor who teaches classes about the anti-inflammatory diet. She holds a Master's degree in nutrition from Bastyr University and has also trained at the Center for Mind Body Medicine. When she's not in the kitchen, Michelle enjoys running, kayaking, sailing, and traveling. She lives in Seattle,WA.
Many people swear by an "anti-inflammatory" diet to help ease everything from joint pain to cancer. In many ways, it strongly resembles a Mediterranean diet, focusing primarily on plants, with protein coming from legumes, nuts, and fish. In her first cookbook, Babb provides a brief introduction to this type of eating and also a plan for a 21-day cleanse. The vast majority of the book though is a basic cookbook, with 75 delicious-sounding recipes. Nicely illustrated with beautiful color photos, the recipes include all the usual categories (breakfast, salads, sides, vegetarian entrees) but also some you might not expect, including fish and meat entrees, snacks, and desserts. While some ingredients may not be in your pantry (chia seeds, agave nectar), the recipes themselves are generally uncomplicated and mainstream enough to please most palates. Verdict: A nice addition to the cookbook shelf, with recipes that will appeal to many, not just those with specific health concerns. A trendy topic, recommended for public libraries and health collections. Library Journal
Reading this book will inspire a sense of wellness and thoughtfulness in your food choices and, perhaps more importantly, made your mouth water! Anna Micklin, University Book Store cookbook buyer
Reading this book will inspire a sense of wellness and thoughtfulness in your food choices and, perhaps more importantly, make your mouth water. City Living Seattle