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    1. Rachael Ray's Get Real Meals for the Carb-Frustrated
    by RACHAEL RAY
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    Asin: 1400082536
    Catlog: Book (2005-03-29)
    Publisher: Clarkson Potter
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    2. Eating for Life: Your Guide to Great Health, Fat Loss and Increased Energy!
    by Bill Phillips
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    Asin: 0972018417
    Catlog: Book (2003-11-24)
    Publisher: High Point Media
    Sales Rank: 649
    Average Customer Review: 4.59 out of 5 stars
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    Book Description

    Did you truly enjoy the food you ate today? Do you really like the way you look and feel? Are you consistently enjoying great health and high energy?

    Bill Phillips, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Body-for-LIFE, believes your answer to all of the above questions should be, "Yes!" He feels that food should be a source of pure pleasure. A source of positive, abundant energy! A "sure thing" in a world of much uncertainty.

    Phillips, who's widely regarded as today's most successful fitness author, has firm beliefs which go against the grain of today's popular weight-loss methods. "Diets, all of them, are potentially dangerous, most always dumb and ultimately a dead-end street!" he insists. "Eventually, anyone and everyone who's at all concerned with their health must learn how to feed their body, not how to starve it."

    Instead, Phillips encourages a safe and sound solution which includes eating balanced, nutrient-rich meals, frequently throughout the day. "This is what works in the long run," he explains.

    Rich with common sense and science, Eating for Life has rhyme and reason. It is specific. There are very clear dos and don'ts which help people enjoy food and improve their overall fitness.

    Bill's approach, which he calls the "Eating for Lifestyle," has already helped thousands of people break free from the dieting dilemma and discover that, contrary to pop-culture belief, food is friend, not foe. Used intelligently, it nourishes the body and mind, satisfies the appetite, calms cravings, renews health and lifts energy.

    Like Bill Phillips' Body-for-LIFE, this is a tell-it-like-it-is book. There's no promise of a quick fix. No metabolic tricks or so-called miracles. Just straightforward, clear, concise, practical and appropriate principles for eating right... for life. ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Exceeded all of my expectations!
    This book is absolutely wonderful! A detailed book based on the Body for Life eating concepts created by Bill Phillips. It is chalked FULL of meal recipes and examples, included with FULL color photographs every step of the way. Also includes shopping lists of items to make sure your fridge is always stocked with and lots of other bonues! My husband and I were both wowed by this book. Having purchased the Body for Life book and being very satisfied with it, we didn't expect this one to be as good, and certainly didn't expect it to be even better! It WAS. This book is WORTH THE MONEY! The team at EAS truely are just there with a deep desire to help people change their lives. Read the book! Give one to a friend! Check out their website www.bodyforlife.com! Enter the contest! You have NOTHING to loose! :)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Makes Body-for-Life much more tolerable!
    When you love food, it's hard to look at the list of allowed foods in the Body-for-Life book and turn them into something that you will truly enjoy. For that reason, you often will find yourself living for the "free day" at the end of the week.

    This book has a collection of recipies that allow the reader to return to enjoying food during the week while also eating meals that are nutritionally balanced.

    My only qualm with this book is that Phillips spends a lot of time taking low-blow shots at the later Dr. Atkins. Atkins can work for a lot of people who only want to lose weight. Phillips has a program that stresses actually getting into great physical shape as well. He doesn't need to get defensive about it, because it simply works. It's not a scheme, not a new scientific revolution -- just the simple truth. You'll know it's true if you look at a lot of other nutritional programs that are very similar.

    Anyway, without further digression, the book is a great value for the cost, and the recipies all look great. You should never find yourself bored.

    5-0 out of 5 stars finally!
    Finally, a healthy way of eating that I can follow throughout my lifetime. I've been searching for a program that would allow me to eat nutritional, good tasting food and still lose weight. I've never had a serious weight problem but after a long-term illness I gained about 15 lbs and was really in bad shape physically. I have tried every diet imaginable and still after a whole lot of suffering still didn't lose all the weight or "feel" healthy at all. This diet provides a basic, easy to follow plan that will allow anyone to not only lose weight but start to feel good again. My energy level is skyrocketing! The book recipes are simple, with basic ingredients that you can find at most grocery stores (no special nutrition house trips for some odd form of home-grown barley). The recipes are also very good, my husband can't believe we are eating diet food and who can blame him when we are eating shrimp scampi, spaghetti and meatballs, turkey burgers, french toast, quesadillas, etc... There has been some criticizing of the brand names, but I think that the wonderful addition of actually showing pictures of brand items at the bottom of a lot of the recipes makes shopping for items easier. I just take my book to the store when I'm feeling too lazy to write a list and plan my menus right there.
    My husband is losing weight, 6 lbs the first week! I'm losing lbs. and gaining muscle. My daughter is even losing and she was a nutritional nut before starting this program with us. She was already slim but couldn't lose a small amount of fat around her middle and in one week she lost 3 lbs and that middle fat is gone. The best part is that she is eating so much more than she was before and she is feeling good about food again instead of reguarding it as her enemy.
    Try the shakes. I usually loathe protein shakes, but these are really good and make me feel full of energy.

    5-0 out of 5 stars The Right Recipe
    I did the challenge back in 2002 and lost 25 lbs, but I had no variety in my diet--all I ate was chicken breast, cottage cheese, brown rice, and salad. Eating for Life takes care of that problem. So far I've tried the following recipes: Baked Chicken Parmesan (pg. 113), Mom's Chicken Enchiladas (pg. 114), Strawberry Cheesecake (pg. 195), Berry Dessert Crepes (pg. 199), Enriched Double Chocolate Pudding (pg. 201), Walnut Brownies (pg. 202), Egg-Cellent Enchiladas (pg. 223), Ham and Egg Sandwich (pg. 224), Denver Omelet (pg. 227), Cool Taco Salad (pg. 257), and the Tuna Salad Wrap (pg. 272). With the exception of the pudding, all of the recipes were great. I made the chicken enchiladas and cheesecake to share with my boyfriend's family and they all raved about both dishes (one tip for the cheesecake, mix the sliced strawberries with lemon juice and Splenda). The only recipe that took me longer than half an hour to prepare was the chicken enchiladas (mainly because I had to poach the chicken and shred it, buying pre-cooked chicken would solve that). Some of the recipes are really silly, like the Breakfast Du Jour (pg. 221) and the Turkey Sandwich (pg. 256), but there are plenty of interesting dishes to try. There is also a section containing 14 different ways to jazz up your nutritional shakes.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Puts Atkins to Bed
    In this wonderful book, Bill Philips presents an overview of exactly what your body needs to be perfectly balanced and healthy, and then provides the recipes and eating schedule to achieve that result.

    What I particularly love about this book is that it flies straight in the face of the Atkins craze, picking it apart point by point. The fact is that humans were designed to eat carbohydrates - lots of them in fact. If your end result is losing weight, then Atkins will work just fine. But if you want to lose fat, actually *look good*, feel good and keep your muscle mass, then forget Atkins and buy this book today. The problem with Atkins that most people don't realize is that the catch word of the month - ketosis - is flowery talk for "starvation." Ketosis is what happens when your body starts eating itself - fat, muscle, even DNA breakdown in extreme cases. I've known people who have lost forty pounds on Atkins but actually increased their body fat percentage in the process. The weight they lost was muscle. These people were also miserable, not thinking clearly and completely lacking in energy.

    Eating For Life will give you the opposite. In the short time I've been abiding by the eating program I've been eating more than I ever have, enjoying eating as much as I ever have, and have lost weight. The most impressive results are the increased energy and clarity of thought from eating a balanced diet. These latter results were really my goal in buying the book - I'm not after severe weight loss. But if weight loss *is* your goal, Phillips provides you with many inspiring personal experiences of readers who have had success with his books. There are many full-color before and after pictures of amazing transformations, folks who were over 250 lbs. who ended up exactly in their target weights and looking amazing. (You might lose that weight with Atkins, but you will be a ball of weak, muscle-less flab when all is said and done.) Along with the pictures are the stories of these individuals, including a sample menu of what they ate before Eating for Life and what they eat now. The point is you can find someone who seems similar to your age and build and then model your weight loss after them.

    For healthy eating, this is the book to have. This is not some weird recipe book of organic foods, soy-whatever nonsense. It simply a program for eating great food, showing you what to eat, how to cook it, when to eat it, and why you should. If you take nothing else from this review, take the fact that Atkins is a marketing ploy based on terrible science. Yes it does produce weight loss, but at great expense. On Atkins you'll lose more muscle than fat, you'll be weaker than you've ever been, and you'll have as much energy as a piece of wood. It's a marketing scheme that works for all the wrong reasons. Don't buy into it. ... Read more


    3. The South Beach Diet Cookbook: More than 200 Delicious Recipes That Fit the Nation's Top Diet
    by Arthur Agatston
    list price: $25.95
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    Asin: 1579549578
    Catlog: Book (2004-04-13)
    Publisher: Rodale Books
    Sales Rank: 166
    Average Customer Review: 4.09 out of 5 stars
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    Book Description

    The long-awaited cookbook is here!

    Great food that's good for you--that's the foundation of the South Beach Diet and the reason millions of people around the world have adopted it as their lifelong eating plan, shedding unwanted pounds in the process. Created by leading Miami cardiologist Arthur Agatston, M.D., the diet emphasizes good fats and good carbohydrates, the kind that stave off cravings for unhealthy sugary food and promote long-term weight loss. It's not "diet" food--it's satisfying, flavorful dishes that are good for your health and your waistline.

    Whether you're already a South Beach Diet success story or brand-new to the program, you'll find a wealth of inspiration in The South Beach Diet Cookbook to keep you on track without feeling deprived. The recipes are simple enough to make every day but delicious enough to serve on any occasion: Oatmeal Pancakes, Buttermilk Salmon Chowder, Caribbean Baked Chicken with Mango, Grilled Filet Mignon with Roasted Garlic Chipotle Pepper Chimichurri, Mexican Lasagna, Sage and Rosemary Pork, Red Snapper with Avocado Salsa, Thai Vegetable Stir-Fry, and Chocolate Pie with Crispy Peanut Butter Crust. Each recipe is marked "Phase 1," "Phase 2," or "Phase 3," so you'll know immediately where it falls in the diet; there are also 25 all-new recipes from the top chefs and restaurants in Miami. Illustrated with 50 full-color photographs and packed with extras like shopping lists and a pantry guide, The South Beach Diet Cookbook is an essential addition to your kitchen shelf.
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    4-0 out of 5 stars Pretty Pictures
    Okay, having read the basic bible to the South Beach Diet (ISBN: 1579546463), which I would recommend to you if you are interested in this cookbook, I wanted to try some of the meals Agatston referred to in his book.

    The author divides the cookbook into the following sections: breakfast, snacks, soups, salads, side dishes, fish and poultry, meats, vegetarian, and desserts. Each section has approximately 20 recipes, that appear easy enough to prepare and follow the 40% protein, 30% carb, and 30% fat you would expect on a diet plan like this. Also, most of the recipes included carb counts, protein grams, etc. I noticed in the dessert section (my personal favorite of any cookbook) that the recipes employ yogurt, almonds, and fresh fruit extensively. Some sugar substitutes were noted, but not a lot.

    The author also dedicates 8 pages of the book to summarizing the diet plan, a long chapter on shopping in accordance with the diet plan, and 5 pages of question and answer type stuff that addresses general questions relevant to the diet. Color photos were available for about 50% of the recipes, which is why I titled this review "Pretty Pictures." I would recommend this book to any reader who enjoyed and plans to use the SouthBeach Diet.

    3-0 out of 5 stars Another Cookbook Suggestion
    I really like South Beach by design. I have lost 40 pounds and love the fact it is a "healthy" low-carb alternative. It was great to see them (though not a suprise considering book sales) to come out with the cookbook. Overall the recipes I have made were good BUT

    1) They use a lot of ingredients I don't - aspaagus for breakfast, expensive seafood like seabass, sole and lobster and interesting but umcommon vegetables like choyote squash and fava beans
    2) They take a long time to make - and I am an accomplished cook
    3) The desserts are too limited and so-so

    The point is they worked hard to make pretty, chef like food so you feel you can eat well, but forgot how many of us love the basics - easy to follow recipes with easy to find ingredients for "regular" food.

    I highly suggest Fantastic Food with Splenda - 160 Recipes Low in Sugar, Carbs, Fat and Calories. It is compatible with SB and I love the Chai Tea, the Breakfast Cheesecake Cups (high in protein), the Three Bean and Spinach Salads, Sweet and Sour Chicken and Barbequed Pork Tenderloin. Better yet the Frozen Peach Yogurt and Key Lime Pie will truly make you forget you are on a diet. I have suggested it to many friends and they are also hooked. Delicious everyday recipes that are healthy - that's dieting made easy.

    4-0 out of 5 stars diet is more difficult than expected, so cookbook helps alot
    I just completed day 2 of Phase 1 - it has been more difficult in some ways than expected and easier in others. The difficulties are somewhat related to my not being able to clear out my house of foods that might tempt me. My 2 year old daughter who is a picky eater will only eat things such as Macaroni and Cheese, Pizza, Grilled Cheese, PBJ, Hotdogs... So every meal I make for her is done with envy that I am not the one about to consume that meal.

    I was thin before I had my daughter, all of the eating off of her plate has gotten me into the position I find myself now: 15 to 20 pounds overweight, so despite my yearnings for her food I am committed to making changes that will help me look and feel better.

    Anyway, about the cookbook, I like it (don't love it because of organization problems mentioned by other reviewers). The recipes I have tried so far have all been delicious. Our favorite so far is the Steak Kabobs with Peanut Dipping Sauce. It does not taste like diet food AT ALL. The cauliflower mashed potatoes were just okay -- I personally do not like the flavor of trans free margarine and could taste that with every bite. Rosemary Chicken was excellent.

    I do feel fortunate to be a stay at home mother, otherwise I am not sure I would have the time to effectively follow this diet. I have had to run the dishwasher three times per day with all the pots, pans, cutting boards, and bowls I have had to wash. Also my initial grocery bill for stocking up for the first several days (and purchasing other pantry items that will last a while) was close to $250.

    I think the premise of the diet is a good and healthy one so I will stick with it -- for that reason I am glad I purchased the cookbook as it gives more direction and recipes that will help to stave off boredom.

    Good luck to anyone interested in trying the diet or the cookbook -- I hope I didn't turn you off. Hopefully the days to come will be easier - I expect they will given the feedback I have heard from others further ahead in the diet than I.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Has anyone but me had problems with these recipes?
    I thank Dr. Agatston for an alternative to a low fat diet. My husband and I have both lost weight. I have tried several of these recipes and some of these are a disaster. The Zesty Crab Cakes fell all apart and the cooking time was much more than stated. I have made the Peachy Walnut Torte twice with bad results both times. The instructions aren't clear whether it is to be stored in the freeze or what. The Sesame Baked Chicken is wonderful but it takes 3 times the amount of coating for the amount of chicken called for. Some of these recipes use every bowl in the kitchen. The amounts of ingredients called for are split up when you read the instructions. It seems to me, this was put together way to fast and the recipes not tested well. I also don't understand how they divided the Class 2 and 3 recipes. There is one class 2 recipe, Aruglua and Basil Pesto Linguine, that is a class 2 with 520 calories, 21 g. fat and 65 g. carbs. Should this one even be in the book? Recipes I have tried with good results are the Chicken Salad, Mexican Lasagna, Pizza Meat Pie, Chocolate Swirled Cheescake, (With FF cream cheese, not Ricotta that never gets smooth),Flourless Chocolate Cake, Breakfast Cups and the Oven Fried Chicken with Almonds.
    This is not a cookbook for beginers. Recipes have to be read carefully. I was curious if anyone had had the same problems?

    3-0 out of 5 stars Diverse ingredients, poor organization, some bad advices
    I do not know how a cardiologist turns out to become a cook that can write a Cookbook. As a physician cooking was not part of any medical education, I know. However, the book has many delicious recipes, each list its contents in grams and milligrams without giving a reference on how such measurements were calculated. The recipes start with phase 2, then phase 3, then go on haphazardly, alternating among the three phases that the author suggests for his "South Beach Diet". More frustrating, is the scattered letters from others throughout the book without reasonable relationship to the sequence of issues. In addition, the book contains many advertisements to local restaurants while it is meager on photographs of many described recipes. After browsing through the chapters you get a feeling that the author is very sloppy in organizing the book materials, no proper chapter titling, no proper theme for choosing fonts, no proper sequence for listing recipes.

    The author does not explain the rationale of choosing two weeks for the starch-free phase One. Although, the book claims to reverse the epidemic of obesity, it contains meals that have over 500 mg cholesterol per servings (the U.S. recommended daily allowance suggests no more than 300 milligrams of cholesterol), completely overlooks caloric counting, and condones drinking wine (one or two cups of red or white wine per day in phase Two).

    The author expresses his apology for banning alcohol in phase One, then condones drinking wine in phase Two. This is a serious flaw on the part of a physician who claims to reverse the epidemic of obesity. Wine drinking will interfere with the ability to exercise actively and vigorously in a matter that promotes health rather than barely maintains minimal strength. The author seems to limit his scope of dealing with obesity to the quality of dieting alone without serious consideration to exercise planning for healthy lifestyle.

    Since the author bases his approach to healthy dieting on stabilizing the blood sugar level, then why limit that to merely two weeks? If that is meant to appease readers by offering delicious and fattening recipes then the book defeats its purpose of reversing the epidemic of obesity. ... Read more


    4. Doctor's Book of Food Remedies
    by Selene Yeager, Prevention Health Books
    list price: $16.95
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    Asin: 1579543626
    Catlog: Book (2000-05)
    Publisher: Rodale Books
    Sales Rank: 7707
    Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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    In just the last few years, scientists have found hundreds of substances in foods that go way beyond vitamins and minerals for pure healing power. In The Doctors Book of Food Remedies, you will learn exactly how to use the "healing foods" to treat and prevent dozens of conditions, from arthritis and fatigue to high blood pressure and stroke.

    Discover:
    * A food that can block the harmful effects of secondhand smoke (page 555)
    * How to stop cataracts with the carotenoids in spinach (page 123)
    * A juice that reduces urinary tract infections by 58 percent (page 545)
    * How a substance in grapefruit can help control diabetes (page 185)
    * How to cut your risk of heart disease in half with three simple foods (page 276)
    * A phytonutrient in buckwheat that prevents cholesterol from sticking to arteries (page 95)
    * The beverage that can reduce the risk of stroke by 73 percent (page 511)
    * How to stop an infection with nature's sweetner (page 290)

    Plus, 150 nutrient-rich recipes that are specially designed to fight and reverse specific health problems.
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Vital Information
    This book is loaded with the ancient wisdom explained with modern science, and should make complete sense to any rational human being. I recommend it to all who are seeking alternative healing. And I also recommend Alison Savitch's "Rawfully Good" video for people interested in how to prepare gourmet raw meals that are simple and delicious.

    1-0 out of 5 stars If there is one major error, there are going to be more.
    I am very disappointed with this book. A perfect example is this: Writing about honey they say that honey contains propolis, a compound in nectar that kills bacteria.

    Absolutely not so! Propolis is resinous substance collected from the buds of certain trees by bees and used as a cement or sealant in the construction of their hives.

    If they let just one unchecked or untrue fact go into the book, you have to be suspicious of the whole book.

    1-0 out of 5 stars Go to your doctor!
    I can't believe people can justify their stupidity with this stuff. I lost my mother because she insisted on treating herself "natually" I suggest you go to a real doctor and stop trying to save money or treat yourself with a bunch of "tips" from someone who's probably only piecing together information to profit from your ignorance.

    1-0 out of 5 stars food remedies?
    Oh Come on. I've been reading/following this religiously for the last 8 months and have NO relief for my ailments. And I don't mean serious like cancer, just the measurable things like allergies and joint pain. What's up? Ever hear of quack medicine?

    5-0 out of 5 stars Just good food!
    This book sticks to FOOD for healing. Now that herbs have come about to heal or not heal, it's better to not use herbs.. Food should be the prime healing for the body. If the proper food is eaten, we could all live to be 100! The baby boomers need a good nutritional book like this to keep us young. Thank you Prevention! ... Read more


    5. Veggie Meals
    by Rachael Ray
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    Asin: 189110506X
    Catlog: Book (2001-06-15)
    Publisher: Lake Isle Press Inc
    Sales Rank: 2736
    Average Customer Review: 4.17 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Really takes 30 minutes, great flavor, not bland
    A lot of cookbooks falsely advertise that they contain 15 or 30 minute recipes, but the two recipes I have tried so far from this book (I just got it last week) both took 30 minutes as claimed. Both recipes were surprisingly good and flavorful-- often vegetarian recipes (Moosewood for example) have less flavor and take more time than I would like. I have a lot of vegetarian cookbooks and so far this one seems a lot more appealing to non-vegetarians than the others-- the meals don't taste or look like "hippie food" (which incidentally I love, but my husband does not!).

    5-0 out of 5 stars Delicious and Versatile
    This book was a gift to me~truly. You don't have to see her show to know that she has such a vibrant, earthy style~the book displays that. The recipes are so good and the simple book format is refreshing. So many cookbooks spend too much time on "pretty" pictures that they omit good recipes like those contained in this book.

    Special cookbooks in my kitchen find a special place where they can be seen and are accessible. I use this book almost everyday! The pasta recipes are authentic and the sauces can be made ahead of time and then used with any of the pastas. It took me one day of making a dish from this book to put it on my favorites list~we eat it once a week or more (spinach pesto and penne pasta)! The ingredients marry together and create an incredible aroma. Even our choosy two year old loves all of her sauces and pastas.

    I take special care of this book~and I take it on vacation to share the recipes with others. You will not be disappointed!

    4-0 out of 5 stars Very Helpful
    I've been trying to cut meat out of my diet at least 2 to 3 days a week, but have had a hard time finding replacement foods that I like. These recipes are not only good, but their also simple and have "normal" ingredients. I'm not vegan, and it's nice to find recipes that don't omit beef or chicken stock - just the beef and chicken. I also don't live in a large city; so it's nice to find recipes with ingredients I know and have on hand.

    Many of these are even good with meat added in for the other nights of the week when I'm not "meatless."

    1-0 out of 5 stars Wheres the photo's?
    No Photos in this book! How do you know what it should look like, or if it even appears appetizing? I need photos in my recipe books, I wont be buying anymore of her cookbooks. Very disappointed!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Little book, m-m-m- big reward!
    Rachel Ray's book, Veggie Meals turned out to be a big find...I no longer panic when my one veggie sibling or my two veggie friends come by for lunch or dinner. They enjoyed the meals so much that a book for each was "the" Christmas present. I have also become a big fan of these recipes from the veggie snacks, Portobello parmigiano sandwich with roasted pepper salsa, YUM, to delicious full meals. Oh, did I mention the soups? THE SOUPS, YES! Little book, big reward, a great bargain. Thanks Rachel and give us More. ... Read more


    6. The Volumetrics Eating Plan : Techniques and Recipes for Feeling Full on Fewer Calories
    by Barbara Rolls
    list price: $25.95
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    Asin: 0060737298
    Catlog: Book (2005-03-01)
    Publisher: HarperCollins
    Sales Rank: 576747
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    7. Bobby Flay's Good Carb Grilling : 75 Healthier Ideas from the Fire
    by Bobby Flay
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    Asin: 0743272722
    Catlog: Book (2005-05-10)
    Publisher: Scribner
    Sales Rank: 690710
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    8. The Get with the Program! Guide to Good Eating: Great Food for Good Health
    by Bob Greene
    list price: $24.00
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    Asin: 0743243102
    Catlog: Book (2003-01-02)
    Publisher: Simon & Schuster
    Sales Rank: 33099
    Average Customer Review: 4.57 out of 5 stars
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    "Eat sensibly and exercise," is Bob Greene's message, and in a friendly and personal style, he shows you how. Greene, an exercise physiologist and Oprah Winfrey's trainer, focuses on diet with a wealth of sound information and helpful strategies. Greene starts with a cutting overview of destructive diets, including those popular today. Then, after reviewing exercise essentials, he presents a refreshingly sensible plan for nutritious, healthy eating, with tools for keeping intake moderate. One key is eating breakfast, which boosts metabolism and helps you eat less all day. Another is distributing your calories over the course of the day rather than eating a lot at any one meal.

    You won't get bored with Greene's 85 enticing recipes, including Scrambled Egg Whites with Spinach and Orange, Breakfast Fried Rice, Gingered Butternut Squash Soup, Fish Chowder, Portabella Mushroom Burgers, Pan-Seared Fillet of Tilapia with Mango TomatoSalsa and Lentil Pancake, and Chocolate Almond Angel Food Cake. Greene's other books in the Make the Connection (with Winfrey) and Get with the Program series helped millions start a fitness program. This one will help people concerned with weight loss and health take their next steps towards a nutritious, moderate-calorie, lifetime eating plan. --Joan Price ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Inspiring and fun to read!
    I have seen Bob Greene on Oprah and he is so down-to-earth. His ideas and guidelines for eating healthfullly are easy to incorporate and just make good sense. The book is an easy, interesting read and his advice is practical and simple to undertake. Now my entire family is eating healthier and is slimming down to boot! I appreciate that Bob doesn't go overboard in expecting us to give up everything that tastes good. He understands that we still need to indulge ourselves once in a while. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who is looking to change their eating habits for good.

    5-0 out of 5 stars This works!
    This book is in plain english and easy to follow. He makes it so easy to understand and to do. The recipes are not only healthy but very flavorful. I have changed my entire way of looking at food and am slimming down by the week.

    4-0 out of 5 stars So Helpful!
    This book was an easy read and it was even easier to apply Mr. Greene's philosophies to my routine. Unlike so many of the other books on diet and nutrition, Greene takes into account how difficult it can be to eat healthy and still live in the REAL world.
    I have taken his advice and changed my diet and (with exercise)already lost 15 lbs. (in a month)
    The only problem I had was with the receipes in the back. Only one or two were even remotely appetizing to me. Give it a try...maybe you're into those foods.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Genius
    Help yourself lose weight the natural way. It's wonderful! This book and a book called Dreams: Gateway to the True Self are magnificant! Look for both on Amazon.com.

    3-0 out of 5 stars Gives the same weight loss tips as seen on "Oprah"
    Although I enjoy hearing and reading Bob Greene's books, there was nothing new in this one. Most of the pertinent information has already been heard on "Oprah" or in his previous material.
    Though the recipes sounded delightful, they were not practical or convenient. Several ingredients would require many stops at specialty stores. ... Read more


    9. Spices of Life : Simple and Delicious Recipes for Great Health
    by NINA SIMONDS
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    Asin: 0375411607
    Catlog: Book (2005-02-01)
    Publisher: Knopf
    Sales Rank: 700922
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    10. First Meals: the Complete Cookbook and Nutrition Guide
    by Annabel Karmel
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    Asin: 075660365X
    Catlog: Book (2004-05-03)
    Publisher: DK Publishing Inc
    Sales Rank: 7200
    Average Customer Review: 3.87 out of 5 stars
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    Completely revised, First Meals bursts with dozens of new color photographs and more than 200 recipes to entice even the fussiest baby or toddler. This classic cookbook covers the essentials-from flavorful first purées, winning lunchbox combos and easy-to-make family meals to finger-licking picnic and party noshes-while delighting the eye and providing hardworking information on nutrition, preparation and cooking times, freezing instructions, and tips on how to handle food allergies, additives, and tricky eaters.

    "For help from an expert, try First Meals, a beautifully illustrated, easy -to-follow guide to cooking for kids up to the age of 5."NEWSWEEK

    "Annabel Karmel's First Meals may be the perfect new-mom gift..." TIME
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Resource
    I love this book and refer to it on a weekly basis. The book is in an easy to follow stage-by-stage format. This book provides wonderful, easy, delicious, and healthy recipes for your baby. Most importantly, it provides useful instruction on how to begin making your own baby food. My nine month old son loves the "Cheesy Stars" and "Fruity Chicken" recipes. I have followed this book since the day my son began solids and it has been an indispensible resource. This book also has beautiful and demonstrative photographs, making cooking for your baby fun. I am proud to say that as a mom with a full time job outside the home AND with the help of this book, my baby has hardly eaten commercial baby food! (I also liked this book much better than Ruth Yaron's overly hyped "Super Baby Food.")

    4-0 out of 5 stars It's pretty good
    This book seems a little daunting at first, especially if you're on the fence about making your own baby food or not. Some people object to some of the recipes having butter or onions. But I took a second look and decided to try some things. The early recipes are very easy. The second-stage ones are easy too, I found out. Most things are simmered til soft, then pureed in a blender. True, there is some butter and onions included, but when I realized that each recipe made several servings, the amount of butter my baby was receiving in each feeding was nearly negligible. Also, I simply cut out the butter, oil, onions, and the like when I didn't feel it was necessary. A lot of these have carrots and potatoes as a base for introducing other things like fish and cottage cheese, so the diet gets changed gradually. Recipes are indicated to be suitable for freezing or not, a big help.

    The author seems a little too cutesy with the presentation. I can't imagine myself making litle animal faces at each meal for the next 5 years. They're just suggestions I guess. So don't think you have to do this whole book or else. Some recipes seem unnecessarily complicated, like poaching fish in a flavored broth. Plain water is fine. Simplify where you like to make it manageable for yourself, and really it's not too hard to make your own baby food.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great Book
    When I first bought this book five years ago, I returned it, because I did not think that berries and some of the other foods for very young babies were appropriate. I picked up the book again when he was older and this book is fantastic. I have this book, her Healthy Baby Planner and the revised editions as well as four others! I use this for his meals and the whole family loves her recipes. If you follow your pediatricians guidelines ( I use Ruth Yaron's great list of chokable foods and also I use Dr. William Sears books for his list of the least allergenic and the most allergenic foods.....his books are my bible) you should be able to easily decide which baby purees are best for you. The photos are beautiful and inpiring. I think her recipes are the best I have ever found. My son will devour the recipes from her book and I use her books every day. And I have many cookbooks...Barefoot Contessa, Martha Stewart, as well as baby cookbooks and Annabel Karmel is number one with us. Her books are a must have for your library.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Best Ever Cookbook
    I have many cookbooks and many children's cookbooks. I was searching for the healthiest and most delicious foods for my child. After reading books on nutrition by Dr. Sears and Ruth Yaron's book, I have found that Annabel Karmel's books are the best compilation of serious nutrition, healthy cooking, food preparation and the most key and important factor....great flavor. Her recipes are great for all ages...my whole family eats the recipes from her books. For example, her spinach lasgne recipe in her second edition First Meals is so great we cannot stop eating it...after a very extensive search and trial and error from other recipes in other cookbooks....we found a true award winning recipe. All her recipes are great...I can say that after cooking for two decades(and the past five years cooking for children) This cookbook should be on every family's shelves.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Good recipes & easy to make
    This is the recipe book I have been using since introducing solids to my now 7-month old daughter. They are easy to make and tasty and so far she has liked all of them.

    This book contains many photos and it is a great guide for those who want to start out making their own baby food.

    Recently, I bought another recipe book by Annabel Karmel and I feel it is even better than this one. It is called, New Complete Baby and Toddler Meal Planner. It doesn't have pictures but it has more recipes.

    I am completely satisfied with the book and even more with New Complete Baby and Toddler Meal Planner. ... Read more


    11. Unbelievable Desserts With Splenda: Sweet Treats Low in Sugar, Fat and Calories
    by Marlene Koch
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    Asin: 0871319640
    Catlog: Book (2001-11)
    Publisher: M. Evans and Company
    Sales Rank: 12846
    Average Customer Review: 4.32 out of 5 stars
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    Now you can create great-tasting low-sugar versions of the favorite desserts you crave--cakes, cookies, cheesecakes, pies, muffins, creampuffs, smoothies, and more--with the revolutionary low-calorie sweetener that is made from sugar and tastes like sugar, Splenda.We're not talking pale imitations, but delectable desserts and beverages that look and taste so incredibly good that you simply won't believe they aren't full of sugar, fat or calories. What's more, Splenda contains no artificial chemicals and is safe for the entire family, including persons with diabetes. ... Read more

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    2-0 out of 5 stars Where are your tastebuds?
    I've been cooking with granular Splenda since it became available in the U.S. and have always simply substituted it for regular sugar, measure for measure, in standard recipes, with excellent results. There never seemed to be a need for special Splenda recipes. But I thought I'd buy and try Unbelievable Desserts with Splenda to see whether specially developed recipes do make a difference. With great anticipation, I made the Pumpkin Streusel Cheesecake for Thanksgiving dinner, following the recipe exactly. The result looked like cheesecake on the plate, and it felt like cheesecake in the mouth, but that's all. The dessert had almost no flavor--no cheesecake taste, no pumpkin taste, hardly any taste of spices. Even the gingersnaps in the crust lost the flavor they had had originally. The dessert was such a disappointment that diners left pieces unfinished on their plates.
    I went out the next day and bought ingredients for a pumpkin pie and then made my traditional recipe with Splenda instead of sugar, egg substitute instead of whole eggs, and evaporated skim milk instead of cream. The pie tasted delicious, and its texture was perfect. (Omit the crust if you really want to cut the calories; that works, too.)
    Just about any cook could figure out how to make the substitutions in standard recipes that this book touts. Save your money on the book and spend it on Splenda. The latter is a great product. This book isn't.

    5-0 out of 5 stars No Sugar - No Way
    I am a chef and am more than a bit skeptical that anything that is low-fat not to mention low sugar could taste like a real dessert. Then I saw the review saying there was too much sugar so I figured the answer to the good reviews was that the author used sugar only to "call" the desserts low sugar. But because my mother has diabetes, my wife is on a diet and my chef association mentioned splenda was a good product I ordered the book. Here is what I found:
    1. The desserts really do taste tremendous. In fact had I not made the "Heavenly Cheesecake" myself I would never have believed it had NO sugar and was so low in fat. My wife was thrilled at the meager 180 calories for a real piece.
    2. I found MANY of the recipes actually did not have ANY sugar. The ones that did had teaspoons or tablespoons. When you bake regular dessert recipes you use CUPS. To have the appearance and taste of these with so liitle is unbelievable.
    3. Portion sizes are real.
    4. A few chocolate chips, a little lite topping - these are the ingredients that make these desserts taste great, not dietetic or weird like health food stuff. And still the calories are low.
    Last, I have looked at many books for desserts for diabetics. Some use other no-cal sweeteners which don't taste or cook well. Some use fructose and apple juice but those are still sugar. These recipes taste great and are truly low in carb (and sugar).
    I intend to use them for all my "special" clients (and me too)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Truly Unbelievable Desserts
    Unbelievable desserts in that they are easy to make, low-fat, low-sugar and best of all taste great. This is a wonderful cookbook for anyone trying to watch their diet. The use of Splenda really allows one to bake muffins, cheesecakes, cakes and all other types of sweets. I'm known in my circle of friends and family for my cheesecakes. I made the heavenly cheesecake recipe and no one could tell that it was low sugar and low fat.

    I've also made almost all of the muffin recipes and my family loves them. They are easy to bake, easy to freeze and really easy to grab in the mornings, pop into the microwave and have a quick, healthy breakfast on the run. I love this cookbook so much, I've just bought the second cookbook Fantastic Foods with Splenda and I can't wait to try out the new recipes in that cookbook.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Unbelievable Desserts With Splenda: Sweet Treats Low in Suga
    The very first cookbook to showcase a revolutionary, new, no calorie sweetener that is free of unpleasant aftertaste, safe for the entire family (including diabetics) & tastes like sugar! Unlike other dietetic sweeteners, Splenda (sucralose) contains no artificial chemicals & is a natural product derived from sugar. The 75 delicious recipes include: cheesecakes (plain, lemon, pumpkin); cookies (oatmeal, chocolate chip); brownies; muffins; cakes; pies, & smoothies. Now you really can have your cake & eat it too--without guilt.
    The very first cookbook to showcase a revolutionary, new, no-calorie sweetener that is free of unpleasant aftertaste, safe for the entire family and tastes like sugar!

    2-0 out of 5 stars Not what I had hoped for...
    I suppose it's a good book in it's own right, but I bought it with the hopes of finding some good low carb dessert recipes. Instead what I found are recipes that are low sugar, not the same thing at all. In addition to cutting the sugar out, she seems to concentrate on cutting a lot of the fat out of the recipes, which tends to add carbs in some form.

    If you're on Atkins, this is not the book for you. There are a few recipes that are lower carb, but nothing that I couldn't get from straight Splenda=Sugar substitutions, and often not even with as good of results. Custard and cheesecake are 2 that pop to mind that are simple enough to do straight substitution without sacrificing flavor or texture. I didn't need to pay for this book to get those recipes.

    All in all, rather a disappointment. ... Read more


    12. Special Diets for Special Kids
    by Lisa Lewis
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    Asin: 1885477449
    Catlog: Book (1998-01-01)
    Publisher: Future Horizons
    Sales Rank: 8807
    Average Customer Review: 4.64 out of 5 stars
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    Understanding and implementing special diets to aid in the treatment of autism and related developmental disorders. ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Important Autism Resource
    My eight year old son went on the gluten-free/casein free diet a little over a year ago. A member of my support group had highly recommended _Special Diets for Special Kids_ by Dr. Lisa Lewis. I'll always be grateful that she did! My little boy immediatley showed more awareness. Before going on the diet, we were unable to get him potty-trained; within two weeks of starting the diet, he achieved toileting control on his own. He increased some in expressive language, but in receptive language he improved tremendously. Dr. Lewis clearly explains the testing options available to help parents make an informed decision about whether the diet might benefit their child. She emphasizes that this diet is not a guarantee or cure but could possibly improve a child's life. Reading her book is like talking to another mother of a special-needs child who is offering the experience of what worked for her. After going on the diet, learning definitely become easier for my son. Dr. Lewis also lists every imaginable resource to help in the appendices. After reading the book and trying to properly implement the diet, we continue to receive support from ANDI, the group co-founded by Dr. Lewis. This group offers the latest information and new recipes to help with dietary intervention. The procedure has not always been easy, but seeing my son emerge as he has, has made it worth the extra effort.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great Resource To Implement A Gluten- & Casein-Free Diet
    I disagree tremendously with the negative review listed for this book. The author never implies the diet will work for everyone and is the sole therapeutic answer. In my opinion, if you are even THINKING of implementing a gluten-free, casein-free diet for your child, this book is a must. Not only does the author provide a thorough review of the literature & studies done on relevant treatments for autism, & defines many of the terms so readily used, she offers a ton of GREAT, KID-FRIENDLY recipes (great for ANY kids that need to be dairy- and gluten-free, regardless of the reason). The author presents the information without bias, allowing the reader to form their own conclusions whether the diet would be helpful. And while, yes, the diet may be difficult to implement (since casein and gluten are so pervasive in our foods), it offers a SAFE, alternative approach that we have seen work for MANY, MANY people in conjuction with other therapies. And as a medical professional, I was more skeptical than most that there could be any link with food & behavior before I heard and saw it for myself over and over and over first hand. If I had a child with autism I would CERTAINLY TRY this. I would have nothing to lose and everything to gain.

    5-0 out of 5 stars OK peoples ! If you have a child on the spectrum - its time!
    Parents of autistic children, ADD or ADHD kids - you have to do the GFCF Diet thing! IT IS TIME.
    This book by Ms Lewis is a great how to get on this diet with excellent practical advice and good tested/yummy recipes for all the favorites including: CHICKEN NUGGETS, breads and food planning.
    This GFCF Diet is not a fad and it is not a gimic but an excellent way to you help spectrum child feel, do, be the best they can be.
    It all starts with proper nutrition and certain ingredient avoidances. Give it a shot! I highly recommend it and have seen enormous changes in my autistic son so much so that his ATEC went from 89 to 9 and he is now in kindergarten! I highly recommend this book (and Special Diets for Special Kids II!)

    What are you waiting for????

    4-0 out of 5 stars Good resource for starting the gluten/casein free diet
    This was an excellent start to understand the gluten/casein free diet for children with autism and other special needs. The background information was a little complicated for people who are not in the medical field. However, the basic steps were concise and easy to follow. I especially like the recipes in the back of the book and use them often. There is also excellent resources and contact information in the book. These dietary interventions should be tried by every autistic person. It has changed my son (and my)life! Thank you Lisa Lewis!

    5-0 out of 5 stars the must-have book for the gf/cf diet
    There is so much information in this book I studied it for a year before my boys started the diet. I use it daily for all of the recipes. This book makes the diet more do-able than it sounds and much less scary. ... Read more


    13. Eating Well After Weight Loss Surgery: Over 140 Delicious Low-Fat, High-Protein Recipes to Enjoy in the Weeks, Months and Years after Surgery
    by Patt Levine, Michele Bontmpo-Saray, Meredith Urban-Skuros
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    Asin: 1569244537
    Catlog: Book (2004-07-01)
    Publisher: Marlowe & Company
    Sales Rank: 7169
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    A Whole New and Completely Delicious Way to Eat after Weight Loss Surgery

    After her weight loss surgery in 2003, Patt Levine knew she would have to stick to a very restrictive diet, but there had to be something better than the "totally tasteless mush" her post-op food guidelines recommended. Levine put her cooking skills to work and now, in Eating Well after Weight Loss Surgery, she and collaborator Michele Bontempo-Saray offer over 140 original, low-fat, high-protein recipes that taste just as delicious pureed and chopped as they do served whole, so you can enjoy flavorful, satisfying meals through every stage of your post-op eating program and cook for your family and friends—all at the same time. These mouth-watering dishes, which cover everything from breakfast to dessert, include:

    Crustless Spinach and Cheese Quiche * BBQ-Baked Chicken * Asian Turkey Dumplings * Cider-Glazed Pork Chops * London Broil with Horseradish Cream Moussaka * Salmon with Creamy Lime-Dill Sauce * Scallops Provencale * Orange-Ginger Tofu * Vegetable Frittata * Southwestern Tomato Soup * No-Noodle Zucchini Lasagna * Basic Cheesecake * Apricot and Strawberry Smoothie

    Complete with advice from a certified nutritionist, helpful tips for stocking your pantry and refrigerator, and nutritional analyses for each recipe, Eating Well after Weight Loss Surgery is guaranteed to make eating a true pleasure and help you maintain your weight loss for years to come. ... Read more


    14. 12 Steps to Raw Foods: How to End Your Addiction to Cooked Food
    by Victoria Boutenko
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    Asin: 0970481934
    Catlog: Book (2001-10)
    Publisher: Raw Family
    Sales Rank: 18802
    Average Customer Review: 4.21 out of 5 stars
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    The book tells why raw food diet is superior and how to maintain successfully a 100% raw food lifestyle. The text is illustrated with stories from author's personal experience which makes reading easy and plesurable. ... Read more

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    4-0 out of 5 stars Destined to be a Raw Classic!
    People make cooked foods addictive? You've
    got to be kidding me! And yet, that's the nature
    of denial. We hide from knowing (and experiencing)
    reality to protect our fragile ego. That, my
    friends, is the essence of this amazing book.
    That most people would not consider cooked foods
    addictive-like substances have probably never tried
    to avoid them. And yet, if you try it for just one
    day, or a week, or a month, etc. you can truly begin
    to experience (if you choose) the exact nature of
    your own internal conflicts; and why you're driven
    to unhealthy actions (in this particular context).
    Let's face it, people often avoid healthier actions,
    whether it's trying to lose weight, stop procrastination,
    quit destructive habits, form loving relationships, etc.
    Why do our attempts to live healthier, happier lives
    fail so often? Why do our attempts to be happy seem to (oftentimes) create such misery in our lives? Read this
    book! It's a start towards understanding the pyschology
    of trying to live in accordance with healthier
    living, which includes a raw-food diet. It's also
    an easy-to-read story written for a general,
    audience. (If you're a nutritional scientist or
    perpetual nitpicker, looking for countless raw facts,
    data, and perpetual footnotes, then there are scores
    of other books for you.) This book, on the other hand,
    delves into important issues related to why people
    cannot push themselves away from cooked foods. And
    why we would want to: because they're not very
    healthy (to varying degrees). Victoria addresses
    such issues as why people seek out comfort foods
    and unhealthy temptations, as well as how and why
    people try to cover up their feelings in the process.
    I consider this book a must-read for anyone trying
    to give up destructive eating habits.
    I also liked this book because healthy and happy
    are interrelated! You don't really get one
    without building upon other. They are mutually
    inclusive. Inexorably linked. Victoria helps
    teach the reader how to live a healthier life!
    She discusses the nature of addiction to cooked
    foods, how the loving support of others can help us
    in times of need, and how we can each live a more
    passionate, compassionate, and spiritual life. I
    strongly recommend this book to anyone interested
    in living a healthier, happier life.
    And did I mention the this book's fabulous raw
    recipes? You'll love them!
    Thank you Victoria for helping bring more joy
    into my life!

    2-0 out of 5 stars The Emporer's New Clothes
    When I first purchased this book I was so excited by the raw food world. I read it and found it useful so I sent a copy to my mother who was struggling with breast cancer, thinking it would benefit her to have a step-by-step approach to healthy eating.
    Months later, I reread the book from an editorial frame of mind and can say I was appalled to find conceptual breakdowns throughout the first six chapters. There are only sparse references to nutritionist and hygienist, there is no sense of respect for academic pursuits of knowledge. On the contrary, this book is highly individual and has been an intellectual embarrasment to the raw food lifestyle. I don't know if this is the theme of the raw-ers or not but I critically suggest that a change towards being able to defend one's ideas with tractable scientific evidence is more crucial today than ever before. We are seeing the insanity of the Atkin's diet sweeping the country with its powerful marketing and weight loss results. I worry that the voice of raw food will become ignored if we cannot find the critical eye to back up our claims with evidence and speak honestly while admitting our ignorance when we are ignorant. If you want a recommendation for a raw book I would suggest this one only for the recipes and a very skeptical inquiry into the rest of the book(...)
    In a nutshell, there are much better books on this subject out there. Ms Boutenko's train of thought is contradictory and unclear. The best recommendation for this book would be a new edition.

    4-0 out of 5 stars BeforeI ever read the book...
    I ran track 9 years, from junior high to college, studied martial arts, boxed and kickboxed. Before I ever read the book these are some of the things I experienced directly.

    I was better off eating junkfood and exercising than eating healthly and not excerising at all. Physical exertion should go hand with hand with eating right.

    When training I ate primarily raw fruits and veggies, supplemented with proteins shakes and plain tuna. Since I was training I was also working out 4-6 hours a day. I was sleeping 5 hours a day and was completely rested. I'd workout 8-2, go to work 4-midnight and had energy every step of the way.

    As I grew older I noticed it was to my benefit to eat less.

    I went off my diet after 6 months to "treat myself." I had a McDonalds value meal with a shake. I was bed ridden for 4 days.

    Also, after eating primarily raw for that length of time, I went to my parent's and had deep-fried catfish dinner. I could not digest the oil. It came out in my stool totally un-digested.

    Since I studied martial arts I also practiced chi kung and meditated, so I was acutely aware of how my body reacted to things. Though subjective I realized it took several days... almost a week for meat to leave my body. In that time, I noticed my body responding as if I was poisoned. I did some research and found that because the meat is not digested right away, it has time to rot in your body and the body interprets the by-products as toxic. I learned that lions, tigers etc., animals that eat meat, have very short digestive tracts. The meat goes in and out in about a day, 24 hours. Humans and animals like rabbits have very long tracts. Rabbits are vegetarians of course so it made sense that humans should at the very least be eating raw foods for the majority of their diet.

    As far as the type of cooking that my body responded to best, it was steamed. Overly cooked or fried foods appear to be highly toxic.

    All this I learned before I ever heard of the book. So despite the book's subjective nature, my personal experience supports a large majority of it.

    2-0 out of 5 stars Too religious....
    This book has more to do with the authors believs then with "facts" and expierences.
    Id recommend something more professional especially for people that want to start eating raw.

    5-0 out of 5 stars This book changed my life!
    Victoria Boutenko's book, Twelve Steps to Raw Foods, helped me to change my diet and my health. Since switching over to a raw foods diet, my illnesses such as chronic fatigue syndrome, chronic acne, and major mood swings have all but vanished. I have lots of energy, can sleep like a baby, my skin is clear, and I'm a much more peaceful and happy person. Ms. Boutenko's book has been an integral part of my healing process, and I highly recommend it to anyone who's ready to look and feel better! ... Read more


    15. Weight Watchers Take-Out Tonight! : 150+ Restaurant Favorites to Make at Home--All 8 POINTS or Less
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    Asin: 0743245946
    Catlog: Book (2003-04-02)
    Publisher: Fireside
    Sales Rank: 4266
    Average Customer Review: 4.89 out of 5 stars
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    Now you can have take-out tonight and every night and still lose weight!

    Craving Chinese, Mexican, Thai, or even Japanese for dinner? No problem and no need to worry about the fat and calories thanks to Take-Out Tonight! Based on the Weight Watchers Winning Points® weight loss plan, Take-Out Tonight! serves up more than 150 mouthwatering recipes that reinvent all of America's most-loved take-out dishes -- all 8 POINTS or less! Few people consider, before they stop in for take-out or pick up the phone to call for delivery, how these made-to-order meals fit into their lives if they're trying to lose weight. Truth is, they don't. So let Take-Out Tonight! help you prepare healthy, delicious meals for you and your family using the smart cooking hints people have come to expect from Weight Watchers cookbooks. Take-Out Tonight! includes:

    CHINESE CLASSICS, like Shrimp-and-Pork Wontons, Chinese Barbecued Pork, and Szechuan Chicken with Peanuts • MEXICAN MUST-HAVES, like Family-Style Chicken Enchiladas, Chimichurri Steak with Jicama Salsa, and Nachos Supreme • DELI SPECIALS, like Crunchy Chicken Salad Wraps, Reuben Sandwiches, and Crumb-Topped Jumbo Bran Muffins • TOTALLY THAI, like Shrimp Pad Thai and Coconut Rice Pudding • ITALIAN DELIGHTS, like Pizza with the Works, Spaghetti and Meatballs, and Cannoli

    Each recipe offers easy how-tos, tips, and complete nutritional information, as well as POINTS per serving. With Take-Out Tonight! there's really no reason to order out -- so get cooking! ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Healthy Restaurant Favorites and They Taste Great Too!!!
    This may be the best book published under the Weight Watchers' umbrella. It is a wonderful collection of favorite recipes from eight culinary genres. Chinese, Mexican, Indian, Thai, Italian, Greek, Japanese and Deli cuisine is featured. I love food (that's my problem) and delights such as General Tso's Chicken, Chicken Saltimbocca, Spanakopita, Shrimp Pad Thai and Moo Goo Gai Pan are now healthy, tasty and guiltless. You will not believe that these recipes are all 8 points or less. What is even more remarkable is that the family or guests will not suspect that these recipes came from Weight Watchers. This is a great leap forward for Weight Watchers as it makes the most popular restaurant meals not only available in your home, but healthy and delicious.

    The book, unlike some earlier Weight Watchers' cookbooks, is very well laid out. The chapters are color coded and the index is arranged by cooking cuisine, with the recipes listed alphabetically. There are many beautiful illustrations as well. Many of the recipes come with a box called Clever Cook's Tips that give the user some useful suggestions, techniques and recipe substitutions.

    You don't have to be a Weight Watchers' client to appreciate this book. The recipes are just good, dieting or not! Buy this one...you won't be disappointed.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Outstanding Cookbook!
    I must say, this cookbook is outstanding. Every recipe I've tried has come out incredibly good, and most of the recipes I've tried are only 4 or 5 points (Weight Watchers will know what I mean!).

    This is a collection of ethnic recipes that you might be able to order take-out, but they are done the Weight Watchers healthy way. Although, I must admit that my local Thai restaurant doesn't have all of these great dishes! The Coconut Curry Pork Satay is to die for, as is the Thai Velvet Corn Soup! And there are great Indian, Mexican, Deli, Italian, and Chinese recipes too.

    I can imagine that, depending on where you live, some readers may find some of the ingredients hard to find, but here on the West Coast, our local supermarkets carry Thai fish sauce, coconut milk, and the like.

    The cookbook is designed really well, attractive and easy to read with photos to guide you.

    Full of interesting flavors, these recipes are pretty quick to make. I'm impressing the heck out of my family with these exotic dinners, and I'm not telling them that they are quick and easy!--I'll just let them be impressed!

    5-0 out of 5 stars You'll wear this one out with use!
    I've tried more than half of the recipes in this cookbook and enjoyed every one of them. Taste and variety are as important to me as calories and 'points' and this cookbook doesn't disappoint. For those of you with a spouse who isn't 'diet' conscious, you know how difficult it is to serve meals that please both palates. I can assure you that this cookbook will do the trick...for the first time in many dieting attempts, I feel satisfied by my meals and my husband doesn't feel like he's also on a diet!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Well worth the price!
    My family LOVES this book! We have been having "International Night" all week with recipes from this book. It sure breaks up the boredom of eating the same stuff over and over again.
    Ingredients are easy to find, the recipes are easy to follow and they all taste great! I highly recommend this book.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great variety
    I love this cookbook! It is great that the points are already figured out for you, and the recipes are really good. I also like the variety of different kinds of recipes that you might not expect. I have made something from the Chinese, Japanese, Thai and Mexican sections and they all turned out really good. Everything is low point, so it makes it easy to have good food while doing Weight Watchers successfully. ... Read more


    16. The Schwarzbein Principle Cookbook
    by Schwarzbein, Nancy Deville, Evelyn Jacob
    list price: $12.95
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    Asin: 1558746811
    Catlog: Book (1999-05-01)
    Publisher: HCI
    Sales Rank: 9910
    Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars
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    Dr. Schwarzbein teams up with acclaimed professional chef Evelyn Jacob to whip up 300 delicious, healing recipes that prove that eating the Schwarzbein way doesn't have to be difficult, boring or fat-free!

    With easy-to-follow directions, tips and comprehensive nutritional breakdowns, the book offers healthy entrees and accompaniments for any meal, with delicacies like: breakfast burritos, mushroom-gorgonzola omelettes with walnuts, chicken sate with peanut sauce, crustless quiche, hot artichoke cheese dip, pecan-baked brie, lobster bisque, Asian shrimp, mint pesto chicken, beef stroganoff, Thai basil beef, barbecued spareribs and kielbasa with sauerkraut.

    Take a look at the Vegetarian Cookbook also!
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    5-0 out of 5 stars I LOVE THIS BOOK!
    Since I wrote a review for the program book I couldn't resist writing one for this cookbook as well. How does a single mom of a 4 year old who works fulltime maintain a healthy eating program and lose weight? With this book! When I get home at the end of the day and have no brain left I can still make a great meal and feel good about it. Compared to other low carb cookbooks, this one is very well laid out. The recipes are very simple with simple ingredients but the outcome is something you could serve to company. Each recipe lists how many servings it represents and the carb count per serving. And while this might not matter to many of you, the book is written in a font that is actually large enough to read! I have about 1/2 dozen low carb cookbooks but this is the one that stays on top of the counter!

    5-0 out of 5 stars My New Favorite
    The Schwarzbein Principle Cookbook has become my new favorite (and I have collected cookbooks for years!) I have tried more than fifty of the recipes, and most have been rated "excellent" or "great" by my family and friends. I disagree with the reader who said that experienced cooks would be disappointed. I have been cooking for over thirty years, and I love the recipes in this cookbook from appetizers, soups, and salads to main dishes, sauces, and vegetables. In the eight months that I have been following this program, I have lost more than 30 pounds and my sister has lost more than 60 -- all while eating delicious meals prepared from the recipes in this cookbook. My only question is: Where can you find nitrite-free bacon?

    5-0 out of 5 stars Must Buy!
    This is the BEST Cookbook I've every owned. Finally a cookbook where I can diet, and my whole family not only will eat it, but loves everything I've made! I feel like a gourmet cook, yet very simple cooking, & I've lost weight while eating yummy food! This is a must buy!

    5-0 out of 5 stars LOVE IT!!
    The only thing I don't like about this cookbook, is no pictures. Otherwise, it has great recipes. The salad dressing recipes alone are worth the price...
    The reason this cookbook is so good, is because it has recipes that fit into her way of eating exactly. No more trying to modify recipes you already have and don't know how to change. I love that it gives lots of healthy meal ideas, since I'm so used to high-carb meals, I needed some new recipes.
    If you like Schwarzbein, you'll want this cookbook too!!!

    2-0 out of 5 stars not so great
    I got this book on accident ( I thought I was ordering the Schwarzbein Principle), but since I had it, I thought I would go through it. The recipes weren't very creative and the book contained no pictures (something I think to be important in cookbooks). For a good cookbook, look elsewhere... ... Read more


    17. Simply Natural Baby Food: Easy Recipes for Delicious Meals Your Infant and Toddler Will Love
    by Cathe Olson
    list price: $12.95
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    Asin: 0972469036
    Catlog: Book (2003-01-01)
    Publisher: Goco Pub.
    Sales Rank: 4115
    Average Customer Review: 4.33 out of 5 stars
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    Book Description

    When feeding babies, parents need to think outside the box—or the jar. Infants develop more rapidly in the first two years than they will in any other period of their lives. Over processed foods containing chemicals, preservatives, pesticide residue, and genetically engineered ingredients cannot nourish a growing baby. Infants need fresh, natural foods just like the rest of us.

    Eating well can be easy, fun, and inexpensive. "Simply Natural Baby Food" gives you practical recipes to prepare whole foods that won’t tie you to the kitchen. Best of all, your children will learn good eating habits that will last a lifetime. There is a chapter for each stage of a baby’s eating development from first solid foods to fun recipes for toddlers. Tips are interspersed throughout the book to give the reader advice on cutting preparation time, helping baby to gain feeding independence, and getting maximum nutrition into baby’s meals.

    The book contains detailed recipes for breakfasts, lunches, dinners, snacks, desserts, and beverages, including infant cereals, whole-grain crackers, sugar-free sweets, and non-diary nut and seed milks. Parents will appreciate the imaginative ways vegetables are incorporated into meals. For the child with allergies, many wheat-free, diary-free, and egg-free recipes have been included. "Simply Natural Baby Food" promotes a plant-based diet. Fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, legumes, sea vegetables, nuts and seeds are emphasized. There are recipes containing dairy products, fish, and poultry because, eaten in moderation, these foods contain important nutrients, but vegetarian and vegan alternatives are provided for virtually every recipe.

    Find out how easy it is to prepare your own baby food. You'll save money and give your child the best possible start. ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Finally a healhy eating book for babies and toddlers
    With 15 years of nutrition and cooking experience behind her, Cathe Olson brings the public another one of her much needed cookbooks for infants and toddlers. After publishing "Beyond Rice Cereal: Healthy Food Your Infant and Toddler Will Love to Eat," she now brings us, "Simply Natural Baby Food: Easy Recipes for Delicious Meals Your Infant and Toddler Will Love." This authentic cookbook is not just for the baby and toddler of the family. There are recipes that everyone will enjoy. My mouth watered while reading the Toddler Foods section of "Simply Natural Baby Foods."

    Cathe begins with secitons titled How to Use This Book, Equipment, Ingredients, and Vegetarian Babies. Throughout the book are tips and fun wasy to feed nutritious foods to little ones. And children will beg for more. What I like best about Cathe's book is how simple she makes it for parents to feed their children healthy foods every day. I wish this book had been available thirty years ago when I was raising my children. At the time, there were some books on nutrition, but nothing like Cathe's cookbook to make feeding time fast and healthy.

    Cathe Olson shatters a long time myth that feeding babies and toddlers a meal from a jar bought from the store is much easier. It's not. And it's not cheaper. You'll believe it once you've read and tried the simple inexpensive recipes. This book will start babies on healthy foods that will shape the way they eat for life.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great Little Book
    I love this little book. I know a past reviewer criticised the book for being too thin but that's one of the things I like about it. I have always enjoyed cooking and bought quite a few baby cook books when my daughter was very young thinking I would potter around making her perfect gourmet meals but soon realised that there are many days when the thought of even leafing through the pages of those cookbooks is too much effort. I just find them too overwhelming and invariably reach for this book because the recipes are simple but still tasty. You don't need to be a great cook to be able to make these recipes, the instructions are very easy to follow.

    Despite being a slender volume, the book packs a lot of information into its pages, and still has a great collection of recipes.

    I never found it to be a problem finding any of the ingredients. I have to admit that even though I consider my cooking to be quite wholesome I had never used some of the items like dried seaweed (you only use a pinch) and ground seeds myself, but after reading in the book just why these things are included, I found myself adding them to my own food as well. They are incredibly nutritious and such an easy way to bolster your child's immune system which I found so reassuring during the winter. I'm sure you can order these ingredients online if you can't find them in a store nearby. You use such a small amount that they will last for ages. And you can always leave those items out if you prefer.

    The book is written in a very friendly manner and is a nice balance between educating and guiding you as to what your baby's and toddler's developmental needs are with easy to follow recipes. A reviewer below wrote that the last thing they needed was to be making their own baby cereal. Well I guess if that's your mindset then this book isn't for you because honestly it takes all of two seconds to make the cereal, and the jar lasts a very long time when you are using a couple of tablespoons at a time! Not that you can't find good organic packaged baby cereal, (I did try that myself but my baby would never eat it). And there's nothing stopping you from using the recipes as guides and substituting purchased products for some ingredients if it makes life easier.

    The book takes you right through to when your child is a toddler with tips that help you sneak vegetables into their diet and great snack ideas too. There are some lovely recipes for cookies and cakes as well, which is nice, it's very realistic in that although you want to feel that you are presenting your child with yummy healthy food, there's always a place for sweet treats in life. I'm not personally a fan of soy products which some of the recipes call for, but I just substitute the tofu or whatever with chicken,lamb or fish.

    I went online to check out the authors website and was happy to see that the adorable little girls on the website who I assume are the author's daughters look like very happy and healthy children. They are a great advertisement for the book.

    5-0 out of 5 stars great recipes for your little one :)
    This is a great book for moms who feed their children whole and organic foods. The recipes range from first cereals to desserts to toddler meals. The whole family can enjoy these! There are recipes for both vegetarians and non-vegetarians.

    2-0 out of 5 stars EsMummy
    I was disappointed with this book due to a) the lack of suggestions for first foods (and I have enough to do without making rice cereal myself), and b) some of the ingredients I also wouldnt know where to buy or what else to do with them. There are many more foods infants can eat when they're starting out than was suggested in this book.

    If you or your family are not solely whole foods eaters this might not be the book for you.

    5-0 out of 5 stars simply wonderful
    Get your freezer space ready. Many of these recipes make large quanties, but it all freezes well. I found myself cooking a lot for several days, but since I can store the food in my freezer and use small quantities at a time, I then have a week or so off from cooking. If you already practice eating whole foods and buying in bulk, chances are that you will have most of the ingredients laying around anyway. I did have to pick up a few specialty items at the local food co-op, but I shop there all the time anyway! The food is good, and my husband and I eat it as well. I have seen an improvemnet in my son's sleeping habits since we began practicing the recipes in this book. This is not only a book of recipes, but also a book about lifestyle change. I have learned so much. I wish I had this book a year ago! It is now a must buy for anyone I know who is having a baby. ... Read more


    18. El Recetario de La Dieta South Beach : More than 200 Delicious Recipes That Fit the Nation's Top Diet
    by Arthur Agatston
    list price: $19.95
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    Asin: 1594862060
    Catlog: Book (2005-05-06)
    Publisher: Rodale Books
    Sales Rank: 23879
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    Book Description

    Now available in a Spanish edition: the follow-up to Dr. Agatston's blockbuster diet book--a fabulous cookbook packed with great-tasting meals that are good for you!

    Since its publication in April 2003, The South Beach Diet has become a nationwide phenomenon. Millions of people around the world have adopted it as their lifelong eating plan, shedding unwanted pounds in the process. Created by leading Miami cardiologist Arthur Agatston, M.D., the diet emphasizes good fats and good carbohydrates, the kinds that stave off cravings for unhealthy and sugary food and promote long-term weight loss. It's not "diet" food--it's satisfying, flavorful dishes that are good for your health and your waistline.

    Whether you're already a South Beach Diet success story or brand new to the program, you'll find a wealth of inspiration in The South Beach Diet Cookbook to keep you on track without feeling deprived.
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    19. Fresh from the Vegetarian Slow Cooker: 200 Recipes for Healthy and Hearty One-Pot Meals That Are Ready When You Are
    by Robin Robertson
    list price: $14.95
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    Asin: 1558322566
    Catlog: Book (2004-01)
    Publisher: Harvard Common Press
    Sales Rank: 2251
    Average Customer Review: 4.35 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Come home to a ready-made dinner!
    I have been looking for a vegetarian cookbook for my Crock-Pot for quite a while. Finally Robin Robertson has put out Fresh from the Vegetarian Slow Cooker. The variety of recipes is amazing. And they are quick and easy to put together. It's very cool to have dinner ready when I walk in the door at night after a long day. This is a great cookbook for vegetarians and vegans, and also those non-vegetarians who are looking for delicious and healthy alternatives to eating meat.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Some of the best and most versatile eating
    Fresh From The Vegetarian Slow Cooker: 200 Recipes For Healthy And Hearty One-pot Meals That Are Ready When You Are by cookbook author and vegetarian menu expert is a 275-page compendium of some of the best and most versatile eating to every simmer on a kitchen stove. Slow cooking is not just for meat eaters wanting to soften up a tougher cut of inexpensive meat! Slow cooking is also a perfect approach to making dishes featuring beans, grains, vegetables, and so much more. From Curried Cauliflower Soup with Chutney and Cashews; White Beans and Spelt with Escarole; and Winter Squash Stuffed with Couscous, Apricots, and Pistachios; to Smashed Sweet Potatoes with Dried Cranberries; Tiramisu-Inspired Tofu Cheesecake; and Slow Cooker Swedish Glogg, Fresh From He Vegetarian Slow Cooker will quickly prove to be a prized and appreciated addition to any dedicated vegetarian cookbook collection!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Easy vegetarian recipes
    I've made about a half a dozen of the recipes from this book now and I have to say they are quite yummy. I'm very fond of her other book "The Vegetarian Meat and Potatoes Cookbook", so was happy to see a new book out. I've also been a vegetarian for nearly 20 years and it's about time someone came out with a good veg slow cooker book! It's seems like (until now) all I ever made with my slow cooker was nothing but beans. It's nice to finally use it for other things.

    My only real complaint with the recipes so far is that I keep finding that they are done sooner than anticipated even when left on the low setting. I'm starting to suspect that there must be some variation among heat settings with crock pots though. I noticed another reviewer mentioned that their slow cooker took longer (for lentils, which cook quite fast in my experience.) I've also noticed I usually have to stir things a few times, even though the author says it's not a good idea. I made the french onion soup recently and if I hadn't of stirred it would have burned. So maybe my cooker's low setting runs kind of hot or something. I just mark in my book that I need to stir, so I know in the future not to make that recipe when I'm gone all day, but at home puttering about. Other than that, I've been quite pleased with the ease and tastiness of the recipes. It's true some of the recipes ask that you sauté onions, etc., but I don't find that's a big deal. It doesn't take very long and it dramatically improves the flavor of a dish. Also I like that she uses normal ingrediants that are easy to find. Some of the recipes call for different size slow cookers, which could be fun if I ever decide to invest in a larger or smaller one. I think it would be usefull around the holidays, since it opens up oven space. Overall, I'm happy with this book.

    5-0 out of 5 stars My New Favorite!
    I absolutely love this cookbook. I've always liked to cook, but, as a college student, I have struggled to find the time. This cookbook is wonderful because it allows you to cook dinner when you have the time, whether that's between morning classes or the night before. You just sautee a few vegetables, throw them in the slow cooker with canned beans and tomatoes, and when you get home at the end of the day, you have a hearty meal waiting for you. The best part is that by the time you eat dinner, the dishes have been done for hours. I disagree with the earlier reviewer who complained about the "heat" of the recipes. I made the Spicy Black Bean Chili recipe yesterday, and I thought the four-ounce can of green chiles was perfect. Often, I find that I actually need to make the recipes a bit hotter---but that't just a personal preference. So far, I've made Spicy Black Bean Chili, Three-Bean Chili, Indian Cauliflower and Kidney Bean Stew with Coconut Milk, Moroccan-Inspired Vegetable and Chickpea Stew, Vindaloo Vegetables, Orange and Bourbon Baked Beans, Spanish Beans and Rice, Spicy Black Beans and Rice with Mangoes, Vegetable Curry, and Bell Peppers Stuffed with Salsa Rice and Beans. I loved many of the recipes, and liked all but the Baked Beans, which were interesting, rather than bad. I would recommend this cookbook to anyone who finds they are already hungry by the time they can start dinner. You'll eat better and feel better.

    4-0 out of 5 stars maybe 4 1/2 stars - nice vegie recipes
    I was excited to find a vegetarian slow-cooker cookbook. I read all the reviews and was a little concerned about "weird stuff" when I read about the vegetarian haggis but I figure there's at least one recipe in every cookbook I own that makes me think "eewwww!" so I bought it.

    I've made 4 or 5 things so far and my husband and I have enjoyed all of the dishes. We both agreed that most of them could use a little more flavor so I plan on just adding a little more of everything when it comes to the herbs and spices, but the flavor that was there was good. The other thing I've done is reduce the oil in all of the recipes by at least half!

    The amount of oil or fat she uses plus the fact that there's no nutrition information for the recipes are the reasons I can't give this 5 stars. (And, as another reviewer mentioned: most of the recipes, as directed, are NOT One-Pot since she calls for sauteeing things like onions before adding to the cooker. She does list alternatives for this step but I agree with her that it's usually worth the time and dirty skillet.) ... Read more


    20. Conquering Arthritis: What Doctors Don't Tell You Because They Don't Know: 9 Secrets I Learned the Hard Way
    by Barbara D. Allan
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    Asin: 0971889708
    Catlog: Book (2002-08-01)
    Publisher: Shining Prairie Flower Productions
    Sales Rank: 50804
    Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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    This book provides hard-earned, practical, detailed information that is critical for successful healing of arthritis, but that has never before been collected in one book. Without this information many people with arthritis will not get well.

    The information is organized into a well-researched, easy-to-follow plan for getting well again and includes case histories of people with dramatic and lasting recoveries.

    It focuses not just on coping with the symptoms of arthritis, but on correcting its underlying causes using proven alternative medicine and pain management techniques.

    Anyone who is serious about healing from arthritis needs this book. ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Your Body Can Heal Itself, If Given a Chance
    If you were to read only one book about Arthritis and its treatment this should be the one. Conquering Arthritis, by Barbara Allan is a biomedical, self help guide which details a journey toward total relief from the awful plague of painful, debilitating, joint inflammation. The information and story that this book contains is both medically precise and incredibly inspiring. Barbara Allan suffered from crippling arthritis for many years, until she discovered a course of treatment that really works, and which she applied diligently to her own condition. When Barbara first began her research into alternative medicine she was in a wheelchair and her doctors where getting nowhere, but she would not give up. This book, Conquering Arthritis, What Doctors Don't Tell You Because They Don't Know: 9 Secrets I Learned the Hard Way by Barbara Allan is very important. It will help anyone who suffers from debilitating arthritis. It also has a great deal to say about auto-immune desease in general. The information this book contains, and course of treatment it recommends, truly reflects the future of medicine. Buy it now.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Lives up to its title!
    This book is a comprehensive,exhaustively researched,beautifully organized,detailed, and clear presentation of a remarkable journey. The photo on the cover of the book says it all. And though Ms. Allan focuses on arthritis, she also gives information and practical techniques that help her readers cope with other illnesses. Her knowlegable and clear presentations of how the body works and what it does with the food ingested is culled both from personal experience and a scientifically trained mind; her years of research and writing were a product of necessity, determination, discipline and scientific rigor. She inspires and teaches us to find approaches that work. By trial and error, patience and self-observation, with the hard-won information she provides, we can heal ourselves.

    The book is invaluable. To understate: In it are lists naming hidden allergens in the foods we buy--these lists alone are worth the price of the book!

    5-0 out of 5 stars What happened to the other 34 reviews you used to have?
    What happened to the other 34 reviews of this book you used to have posted?

    5-0 out of 5 stars eternally grateful
    I will always be eternally grateful for Barbara Allan writing her book. The number one reason is the advice on detoxing. As
    Barbara stated so wisely in her book; your mind makes it more difficult than it really is. As a consequence, I realized how some of my own preconceived ideas were defeating my own desire for a higher level of health. This motivated me to go into this process with an open mind.

    Now what's important to understand is the timing of this... this
    happened just before my 50th birthday when I was experiencing
    foot and hip pain. I did a 7-day detox and all my pains were GONE and as an added plus I stopped smoking! YEEEEEA!

    Thank you Barbara for expanding my horizon of health, and
    for being an inspirational hero.

    5-0 out of 5 stars What a blessing!!!
    I cannot express what a blessing this book is in our lives. My husband's arthritis began at only 22 years of age and it was progressing fast. No one in my family has this disease and I did not know where to turn except a specialist. We saw a specialist for a few years, and I always asked was there nothing more we could do to cure the arthritis? I could not believe that he would have to be on medication for the rest of his life. Since he was in his early twenties, this would mean years and years of constant, daily medication. Of course this would eventually mean problems with other parts of his body due to medication intake. I still did not know where to go to find a cure rather than just an immune supressant. Then, he came home one day after an appointment with his doctor involving a new set of x-rays. He was now being told that his bones were starting to be eaten away and bones in his left hand had most likely fused together. He was still only 27 at this point! I could not imagine what permanent consequences would come over the next years and I could see him not being able to play with our little boy or do anything with his hands in the future. This pushed me to stop at nothing to find the cure. I knew it had to be out there, but where? After tons of research and reading, I found the cure!!! I cannot begin to express my thanks to the author and her research and her sharing with the world. I just can't understand why the medical community does not know, or if they know, why they don't share the knowledge. My husband is in college and this very night was studying Rheumatoid Arthritis in his anatomy class. They have NO information on how diet and food sensitivities can cause RA and they state they know of no cure or really good medications. It just blows me away that millions of people suffer when the cure is out there, available, and really not difficult. If you or someone you know has RA, please get a hold of this book! I was unsure about the cost, but boy am I glad I tried it out anyhow! We found that corn is his sensitivity, which makes cooking a little more tricky at first, but once we figured out what he can and cannot eat, we are doing great! It took a little effort in the beginning to find the ingredients that will work, and we had to adjust recipes, but he eats totally normal. In fact, we all eat more healthy now. And I don't mean bran and tasteless food. We eat everything we ate before, but now it is fresh and from scratch. He has been off ALL medication for almost 6 months now and we are on our way to complete recovery. His right hand is totally normal now, and we are soon going to try the recommended trigger point method to fix his "fusion". The info here WORKS!!!!!! It takes dedication and a short lifestyle adjustment, but what a blessing everything in this book has been. An answer to many prayers! THANK YOU!!! ... Read more


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