How to Begin Improving Your Health & Start Feeling Better: Eat WHOLE!
Why not take a fresh, unique approach to restoring energy and improving health (physical and mental health), no matter what you have tried in the past that failed to work?
Details are found in my recently revised book, The Healing Power of Whole Foods, Revised 2nd Edition.
Not another nutrition book, you might be thinking. Yes, another one, but I assure you that this book is different! The Healing Power of Whole Foods, Revised 2nd Edition by Registered Dietitian Beth Loiselle, just as the name implies, is based on eating a whole foods diet but takes you a step beyond what most whole foods diets promote. This book encourages you to go "Perfectly Whole" or at least "Mostly Whole" if you can't commit to eating "Perfectly Whole."
What It Means to Go "Perfectly Whole"
"Perfectly Whole" foods contain absolutely no refined carbohydrates, caffeine, alcohol, or nicotine. Going Perfectly Whole means you totally eliminate these highly processed foods and ingredients, not simply reduce them as most whole foods diets suggest. There is quite a difference between totally eliminating and reducing, especially since the four culprits, refined carbohydrates in particular, have become so pervasive in our food supply.
How Is This Book Different from All the Others?
The Healing Power of Whole Foods, Revised 2nd Edition is based on the work of the late Walt Stoll, MD, my own medical doctor during the time he practiced in Kentucky. Dr. Stoll became my nutrition/health mentor during that time and even after he left Kentucky in 1993. He made a profound impact on my own health when I began to follow the nutrition advice he gave to most all of his patients, and he altered my fundamental understanding of nutrition, despite the fact that I already had a degree in nutrition and was a Registered Dietitian.
Dr. Stoll's guidance and wisdom impacted the health of many thousands: his patients, readers of his several books, as well as those networking on his popular interactive bulletin board at www.askwaltstollmd.com (the bulletin board is still actively functioning with help from other integrative health practitioners). Walt, as Dr. Stoll preferred to be called by his friends, patients, and colleagues, was a man ahead of his time. He recognized as early as the late 1970's what many (but unfortunately not all) health care professionals are just now researching and discovering - that refined carbohydrates, caffeine, and alcohol all do immeasurable damage to the body and are best restricted from one's diet. Walt's advice went beyond restricting refined carbohydrates after personally totally eliminating them from his own diet (removing every possible fragment) and realizing the profound benefits within 5 to 7 days (after withdrawal symptoms banished).
I, too, discovered an almost immediate increase in energy and feelings of well-being several days after totally eliminating refined carbohydrates, caffeine, and alcohol from my own diet, and those feelings kept increasing. Soon after, I challenged myself to help others discover how they, too, might learn to reap the enormous benefits of whole foods. With my personal and professional interest in nutrition, now "whole foods nutrition, I began to counsel many of Walt's patients, but soon it became evident that folks needed more written information than I could easily photocopy. So, I started compiling information and recipes for a book. My latest, nutritionally up-to-date book is The Healing Power of Whole Foods, Revised 2nd Edition, which is available from this website.
The whole program eventually became known as the Perfectly Whole Foods Diet (sometimes abbreviated as the PWFD). Foods eaten on the PWFD are known as Perfectly Whole or PW, and whole foods that are not quite as "squeakly clean" as PW foods are considered Mostly Whole or MW. Mostly Whole foods are recommended after following a PWFD for 3 to 6 months (average time for most folks), in which time the body has a chance to heal many symptoms (some subtle, some not so subtle, but all caused by eating a highy refined diet).
As Walt said in the Introduction to my book, "The whole foods diet is not a complete solution to everyone's chronic problems, but it will improve anyone's condition dramatically. This overall improvement in general health always makes management of any chronic disease easier, more effective, and less expensive. People who follow the whole foods diet (the PWFD described in the book) carefully for a few months are much more likely to start exercise and stress reduction programs, which then magnify the effects of the diet they are already on."
What Kind of Information Does Beth's Book Include?
The 416 page book was written to help the reader achieve incredible health improvements. Detailed instructions are presented on following the Perfectly Whole Foods Diet, which makes improved health possible.
I have noticed over the years that many folks have few cooking skills, which eventually gets them into trouble because they must depend on highly processed, boxed foods and fast foods as their source of nourishment (or should I say malnourishment?). Therefore, I have provided many details on choosing cookware, reading labels, planning menus, selecting food, and preparing it. I have included several hundred recipes from my many years of whole foods recipe development. Also, because conflicting nutriton information is so widespread, my goal has been to provide simple-to-understand explanations regarding controversial nutrition topics such as why whole grains are more nutritious than refined ones, soy pros and cons, and why low-fat diets are not desirable plus how to select quality fats.
Detailed help is also provided for those dealing with food allergies and sensitivities, yet wanting to eat Perfectly Whole or Mostly Whole foods, (two types of Whole Foods plans are described in the book - Perfectly Whole and Mostly Whole). Information is given concerning eating gluten free and/or dairy free while also eating whole foods.
Finally, I have written this book with the hopes that those who study the information found within will be able to discern nutrition fiction from fact when they hear of nutrition claims in commercials and magazine or Internet articles.
Sample Pages from Beth's Book
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