“The fork is your most powerful tool to change your health and the planet; food is the most powerful medicine to heal chronic illness.” — Mark Hyman, M.D.
If you are living with an autoimmune condition, avoiding certain foods can help you manage the level of your discomfort. In his book, “Fix It with Food: Every Meal Easy,” Michael Symon identifies common food triggers and provides a host of recipes to help you heal. Some dishes to try might be Corn Pancakes with Maple and Blueberries, Smoked Turkey and Sweet Potato Hash, and Zucchini and Kale Chow Mein.
In 2003, at the age of 26, Chris Wark found out he had stage III colon cancer. After surgery, Chris decided to incorporate the healing power of a whole-food plant-based diet as part of his recovery program. Whether you are healing from cancer or wanting to reduce your risk of developing it, the recipes in “Beat Cancer Kitchen” will help nourish your body and make your mouth happy.
Danielle Walker is the author of several grain-free cookbooks, as a mother of three living with a diagnosis of severe ulcerative colitis. In her memoir “Food Saved Me: My Journey of Finding Health & Hope through the Power of Food,” Danielle shares her pain and struggles with this illness and also her discovery of the pivotal role food plays in managing it.
“The Diabetic Goodie Cookbook: Classic Desserts and Baked Goods to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth” by Kathy Kochan is a collection of nostalgic desserts designed for those who are watching their blood sugar levels. Each recipe displays a nutrition profile and contains no artificial sweeteners.
For those of you who know the heartache and frustration of cycling through multiple diets without a long-term successful solution or who can’t stop eating sugary and highly processed foods, this next book offers hope and help. “Rezoom” by Susan Peirce Thompson, Ph.D., with Everett Considine, explains the science and psychology of food addiction. In addition, it provides the tools you’ll need to overcome self-sabotage and experience fewer relapses on the road to living in your right-sized body.
For more books and information on health-related topics, Smiley Public Library invites you to step inside and explore our collection. We also offer MedlinePlus and Rosen Teen Health & Wellness databases on our website at www.akspl.org.