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A Gap In Your Diet!

Using the Gaps Diet by Signe Gad is so useful! The large variety of healthy recipes right at your fingertips is a dream for anyone looking for a healthier eating lifestyle.

Eating healthy could be this easy, flipping through over 170 recipes.

After cooking and trying many of the foods from this book, it gives you an emotionally stable feeling.

For anyone that struggles with mental health issues, but did not realize that the food ingesting plays a major part in how you feel on a daily basis, this book is an eye opener.

Check out their Fish Lasagna step-by-step recipe.  Adding lemon zest really enhances the flavor.

This is definitely a “recommend this book to anyone” looking to change to healthier eating with ease.

Reviewed by Jaimie Ivers

Read with Aroma!

Aromatherapy and essential oils have been trending now more than ever before. Everyone is looking

for ways to give our bodies a way to relax and lead a healthier lifestyle. Author Karin Parramore
of Aromatherapy with Essential Oil Diffusers, teaches us the history of aromatherapy and how to use essential oils. Every recipe is a combination of 3 oils and how they can be simply combined. I loved this book and all the knowledge of how natural oils are better for the overall health vs chemical oils.
For Everyday Health & Wellness, head over to Amazon, Target and Barnes&Noble for a copy of Aromatherapy with Essential Oil Diffusers
by Nicole Miller

Balance Ayurvedic!

The Essential Ayurvedic Cookbook

This book is not just for vegetarians or yogis, but is an easy to follow, holistic way of cooking that uses ancient Ayurveda wellness concepts that have been adapted for modern society. Ayurvedic is all about finding balance, which is different for everyone, based on internal and external influences. Making small changes makes it easier to change our eating habits and create a life that is less hectic. This book contains over 200 recipes that will help achieve happiness for your health, wellness, and balance. Many of the recipes can be personalized to be gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, made with meat, vegan, or vegetarian.

Reviewed by Jesse Garber

100 Favs!

Everything about this recipe book is smart! The way it’s catered to the many people that have food allergies, diseases or ulcers is just well needed in today’s world!

Baking for the Specific Carbohydrate Diet is a great gift or treat for yourself in case you need some ideas…there’s 100 for you!

Love the egg-free pictures on some of the recipes.  There’s also tips and suggestions, you know this is put together by someone that truly enjoys people eating happily!


Living the Mediterranean Diet Lifestyle

Inspired by the cuisines of Italy, Greece, the Middle East, and Northern Africa, Living the Mediterranean Diet incorporates the basics of healthy eating and the healthy way of life that you have always wanted.

Research has shown that the Mediterranean diet reduces the risk of heart disease, cancer, strokes risks, and much more thanks to its plant-based foods which improves fiber intake and boosts the quality of life.

With the healthy, creative recipes from Portland, Oregon, authors Nick Nigro and Bay Ewald, with the collaboration of award-winning and nutrition specialist, Rea Frey, you’ll enjoy foods full of cheerful colors and rich aromas such as Chicken Sausage Barley Risotto with Rapini and Sun-Dried Tomatoes, Peppered Swordfish with Warm Chive-Garlic Sauce, Spearmint-Pistachio Gelato, and more.

For decades, people have tried to lose weight by doing extreme diets that are not good for our bodies, but the Mediterranean diet goes beyond the boring calorie-counting. Living the Mediterranean Diet will teach you that everything it’s about being active and in balance. It’s about food making you healthy and happy.

“It is not a ‘diet’ in a traditional sense, but a lifestyle,” explains Nigro and Ewald. “It revolves around healthier, sustainable principles of eating and living.”


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Written by Iciar Bercian


Healthy Reboot!

Manual Villacorta, M.S., R.D., veteran registered dietitian and seasoned author pens Whole Body Reboot: The Peruvian Superfoods Diet to Detoxify, Energize, and Supercharge Fat Loss (2014), the third and most colorful of his South American infused health and lifestyle compositions.  Whole Body Reboot affords its prosperous readers a journey through 135 recipes and individualized 7-day meal plans, all low in calories yet abundantly rich in nutrients: Villacorta refers to these as “super foods.”  Villacorta’s approach is unique in the sense that flavor is never compromised at the expense of health; rather, the two often opposing components are preserved and even enhanced.  Recipes like Sweet Potato Waffles and Butter Beans a La Parmesan are outlined with detailed ingredients, easy-to-follow instructions, and high-definition color photographs for an even more precise impression on the delicious designs.  Whole Body Reboot can begin your personal journey to independence through long-lasting health.

whole body reboot (cover picture)

Written by Arismendy Hernandez

Cook with Charisma Using “Tasting the Seasons”

If you’re searching for recipes that are simple yet sophisticated, nutritious yet delicious, and seasonal yet timeless then “Tasting the Seasons” may be the only cook book you need. Kerry Dunnington’s “Tasting the Seasons” does not simply list 250 awesome recipes, the classy cookbook contains personal thoughts on each dish, recommends settings that they may be appropriate for, and even humorously relays some of the joyous reactions of those who indulged in these meals for the first time.

tasting the seasons

To compliment  the smart and friendly voice the book is written in, the recipes are well worth their salt (or lack thereof) as well. Between  the fried crab fritters and the Christmas lima bean soup, or the crunchy banana waffles and the global egg rolls, there are certainly at least a few courses for everyone. There are recipes for food lovers of every cooking skill level and flavor preference. On top of all of this Dunnington makes a point to mention any possible ways of making these dishes in an eco-friendly manner and even includes a glossary of eco-friendly techniques and tips. Regardless of your confidence in cooking or your charisma in the kitchen “Tasting the Seasons” is a cook book for those who want to share an all around pleasing meal with friends or loved ones.

Written by Matthew Smith

Fuel Up!

Growing up as a dancer, I used to run straight from school to hours of rehearsal and would often just grab what was quick. There may or may not have been a short time period where I skipped multiple dinners each week purely because I didn’t have time. Though I rarely resorted to the fast foods we are so often warned about, my nutrition routine clearly had room for improvement. I wish I could go back in time and give my parents this book!

Are Your Kids Running On Empty? is jam-packed with valuable and interesting information, including everything from how to entice kids to eat their veggies – they’re always veggies, not vegetables – to the science behind everything that makes up what we eat. I particularly liked reading about how different foods fuel different parts of our body, and I know parents will too. I think my favorite part of this book, though, is how it makes these lifestyle changes so appealing and most importantly, attainable. By being so comprehensive, authors Ellen Briggs and Sally Byrd, N.D. do all the hard work and research for you, so you can just focus on implementing the techniques and reaping their rewards.

This awesome book is all about the simple, small steps that end up making a huge difference in how kids feel and perform on the field, on stage, and in the classroom. I promise, your kids will thank you later!

Written by Sydney Juliano

We’ve Found the Solution!

Transforming the teachings he learned under the mentorship of the late Dr. Robert Atkins, Dr. John P. Salerno delivers the traditional Atkins diet in a way that is accessible, adaptable and easy to follow. Salerno’s take on Atkins is perfectly suited for the modern, health conscious reader. Fight Fat With Fat offers a guided step-by-step plan to help you eat well, not only to lose weight—but to feel great, without endlessly counting calories! The book includes simple-ingredient recipes that the whole family can enjoy—no “special” meals—including decadent desserts! The short and to-the-point patient testimonials prove that low-carb, nutritious diets really work!

In The Salerno Solution, Salerno offers a more in-depth guide to nutrition, food, and what our bodies need to remain healthy and fit—for those looking to understand the complexities of how food affects our health and weight. Salerno’s book is informative without sounding like a dull textbook on nutrition. The book is packed with tips not only on how to maintain a healthy weight, but to prevent heart disease, cancer, and stroke with the power of a healthy diet. The extensive glossary lets you flip to the exact passage you want more information on, and provides all of Dr. Salerno’s sources, for further reading.

Dr. John P. Salerno’s books are both essential for anyone looking for “a lifetime of health!”

Written by Amy Coker

Gluten-ury Century

I can’t think of a nicer way to walk in the door from work and the aroma of a crock pot meal not only filling the house, but it’s healthy and ready to eat!  This kitchen gem is filled with 6 hour and 8 hour cook plans for the crock, so weekend or not, you can find something in Judith Finlayson’s “The Healthy Slow Cooker” second edition. 

It’s packed with easy to read and follow recipes, color images, detailed descriptions and an added plus are “Mindful Morsels” which are some suggestions of what to add.  There’s also over 135 Gluten-Free recipes and then some recipes that have a Vegan Alternative.  Just flip through, pick something and you’ll enjoy creating your healthy meal and find yourself learning about what you are eating in the Natural Wonders section.