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On the Bookshelf

In Reading Materials on October 4, 2011 at 9:52 AM

Sorry, folks. I know I have been MIA the past two weeks but I promise to get back to a regular schedule – realizing that a few posts a week is more reasonable than trying to post daily. Unless, of course, you can find me a life sponsor…

In the meantime, here are a few new or new to me books on my short list for this fall – reading anything good? Go check these out from your local library!

Wheat Belly – While I don’t care for the blog but this book is on my short list. In it, Wisconsin-based preventive cardiologist Davis might convince you to give up those yummy looking bagels. Did you know, for example, that even whole-wheat bread “increases blood sugar as much or more than table sugar”? Check out my post on sugar for a quick reference too!

The NYT (who ranked this #5 on the 9/17/2011 Best Seller list) writes, “Informed by cutting-edge science and nutrition, along with case studies from men and women who have experienced life-changing transformations in their health after waving goodbye to wheat, Wheat Belly is an illuminating look at what is truly making Americans sick and an action plan to clear our plates of this seemingly benign ingredient.”

Paleo Comfort Foods – need I even say anything else? Also, any authors who quote Ron Burgundy in their “What Is…” section is are winners with me. “Food is a lot like religion, in that it becomes very personal to people, and there are those who love nothing more than to tell you what you are doing is wrong for reasons x, y or z. For us, we know we feel good eating this way, we are healthier inside and out eating this way, and it works in our life. We know there are other “believers” for whom that is true as well. We know there are others who think this paleo thing is some fad, we’re going to decimate the world’s fish/cow/chicken supplies, and that veganism is the way to go. That’s their choice. This is ours. As the Anchorman, Ron Burgundy said (in reference to the true definition of the words San Diego), ”Agree to disagree.

Here’s a recipe for farmer’s pie from the book: http://paleocomfortfoods.com/in-the-kitchen/farmers-pie/

                                     

Real Food and Real Food for Mother and Baby – With farming in her blood, the author opened the first farmers’ markets in London and today her company, London Farmers’ Markets, runs 18 year-round markets. She’s an advocate for traditional foods and these books just look so GOOD. No, I’m not pregnant but these are still on the short list.

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