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My Top 10 List of Dairy-Free (or Vegan) Books for Holiday Giving


I review a lot of books and cookbooks, and would venture to label myself as a self-proclaimed “expert” in the field.  That said, there are many different types of books out there for the special diet foodie … some are practical, some are simply fun, and then there is that special category of gift-worthy.
To be gift-worthy, a […]

Eat Right for Your Type


Would you like to find out more about your genetic profile - why you gain or lose weight, what diseases you are susceptible to, and how you react to stress - and which diet and lifestyle plan is right for you?
Well, who wouldn’t? And if you could make changes to your lifestyle now, to keep […]

Tips on Eating Sensibly from Michael Pollan


Author Michael Pollan did a full two years of research in writing his latest book, In Defense of Health. Throughout the nutrition and health tome, he offers this bottom line, “Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.” Sounds simple enough.
In a recent issue of People magazine, he gave a few of […]

Healthy Book Club - The 3-Season Diet


This is part of the Healthy Book Club. My mission for the Healthy Book Club is to present you with books that will provide you with the tools and inspiration to live a healthy, balanced and happy life. So pull up a comfy chair and let’s get reading!

I was talking to a friend who admitted […]

Juice (or Blend) Your Way to Five-a-Day


After my first experience with The Complete Idiot’s Guides, I had planned to avoid this publisher at all costs.  Yet, something intrigued me about The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Juicing by Ellen Brown.  At first, I passed this title by, assuming that the purchase of an expensive juicer would be necessary.  However, when I took […]

Total Nutrition or Meat Lover’s Special?


To preface this review, I love the topic of nutrition. Something fascinates me to no end about the unimaginable influence food has on our bodies. As our primary source of fuel, it can set our day for vibrancy, or sap that last bit of energy. And…let’s face it…I just plain love to […]

Beware: Bikini Season is Near


Just in time for bikini season, superstar trainer Jillian Michaels from NBC’s The Biggest Loser has released her newest book, Making the Cut: The 30-Day Diet and Fitness Plan for the Strongest, Sexiest You. In it, she lets us in on her secrets to helping her star clients slim down (former clients include Amanda Peet […]

Confessions of a Health Food Junkie: Portion Control from Bruce Wansink’s Mindless Eating


I recently read Mindless Eating: Why We Eat More Than We Think by Bruce Wansink, Ph.d., after a friend recommended Wansink’s website, the Cornell University Food and Brand Lab. I was curious, because while I consider myself fairly in control of my eating habits and eat what most people would consider healthy on a regular […]

Book Review: Gorgeous: The Sum of All Your Glorious Parts


This is one thick book. When I received the Gorgeous: The Sum of All Your Glorious Parts manuscript in the mail, I was floored. It was one of several books I’d received in the span of a week or two and it wasn’t what I expected. I thought it would be maybe a third as thick.
Regardless, […]

The Portion Plan: A Book Review


The Portion Plan: How To Eat The Foods You Love And Still Lose Weight is a glossy book that was released in paperback in mid-December with a promising title written by Linda Gassenheimer. The premise of the book is that you can continue to eat the foods you love, so long as you moderate the portion […]