Nutritional Grail – Book Review

Nutritional Grail by Christopher James Clark

Book Title:

Nutritional Grail
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Book Author:

Christopher James Clark

Overview of Book:

In this book, the author explores healthy eating by looking at past wisdom and applying the latest scientific research to validate that nutritional and ancestral wisdom. He looks at foods that are the healthiest and those that are the most problematic, examines the issue of deteriorating food quality and explores the opportunities for detoxifying our bodies and reducing degenerative diseases through the foods we choose. Not only is this a ‘what and why’ of healthy eating, but a ‘how’ – offering solid explanation, proof and a path to healthier eating.
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Cholesterol Clarity – Book Review

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Book Title:

Cholesterol Clarity
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Book Authors:

Jimmy Moore with Eric C. Westman, MD

Overview of Book:

This book is like a ‘Dummy’s Guide’ to cholesterol. It covers everything from basic information about cholesterol and why you need it, to opinions from different interest groups about cholesterol. The book gets into test results, treatments, myths about cholesterol, health markers and misconceptions about cholesterol and health.
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The Modern No-Nonsense Guide to Paleo by Alison Golden

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Paleo is so easy.  Just eat real food.

Except…it’s often much harder than it seems.

Giving up foods is not easy to begin with, and then what happens if eating the way that you’re “supposed” to doesn’t actually work?  What if you still can’t lose weight, solve digestive issues, or feel better?

Fortunately, there are people who’ve been through this journey before you.  Alison Golden is one of them.  And she’s picked up a lot of wisdom along the way.
 

The Modern No-Nonsense Guide to Paleo

This book is Alison’s gift to anyone who is struggling with some aspect or another of living a healthy Paleo life.  Whether you’re just starting out, getting back in the saddle, or really trying to perfect your Paleo life, the purpose of this book is to make everything a little bit easier for you.
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Everyday Paleo Thai Cuisine – Paleo Cookbook Review

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Book Title:

Everyday Paleo – Thai Cuisine
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Book Author:

Sarah Fragoso

Overview of Book:

If you love Thai food, then this book is definitely for you. It’s got everything from oyster sauce (page 58) to mango sticky rice (page 218) and green curry (page 136).

Sarah Fragoso of Everyday Paleo travelled throughout Thailand and her recipes are filled with authentic spices and flavors. There’s even a section at the end about her family’s travels through Thailand. I especially loved reading about the different cooking classes she took and the markets they visited (it really reminded me of my visit to India where I took 3 cooking classes in a week!).

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Keto Clarity – Book Review

Keto Clarity by Jimmy Moore Book Review

Book Title:

Keto Clarity
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Book Authors:

Jimmy Moore with Eric C. Westman, MD

Overview of Book:

This book has everything you need to know about being on a Ketogenic diet – from what is ketosis, answering criticisms of a ketogenic diet to how to make sure you’re producing ketones.

And if you’re wondering what ketosis is, then here’s a quick definition for Keto Clarity: “a metabolic state that happens when you consume a very low-carb, moderate-protein, high-fat diet that causes your body to switch from using glucose as its primary source of fuel to running on ketones.”

As Jimmy goes on to explain in more detail, “Ketones are actually the preferred fuel source for the muscles, heart, liver, and brain. These vital organs do not handle carbohydrates very well; in fact, they become damaged when we consume too many carbs.”

The diet that induces ketosis and ketone production is called the ketogenic diet (or often shortened to the keto diet).
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Paleo By Season – Paleo Cookbook Review

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Book Title:

Paleo By Season – A Chef’s Approach to Paleo Cooking
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Book Author:

Peter Servold

Overview of Book:

Peter Servold was trained at Le Cordon Bleu and then worked at Restaurant Eugene in Atlanta, Georgia, focusing on farm-to-table dining. He now runs Pete’s Paleo, a Paleo food delivery service that ships to the entire US!

This book is based on cooking locally using fresh seasonal ingredients. There are over 100 recipes grouped by season (rather than by the traditional appetizer, mains, and desserts categories). The book has a variety of recipes and indicates the skill level required for making each recipe (one dot is easy and four dots is professional chef level).

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Dairy-Free Ice Cream – Paleo Cookbook Review

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Book Title:

Dairy-Free Ice Cream
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Book Author:

Kelly V. Brozyna

Overview of Book:

The subtitle to this book says it all: “75 recipes made without eggs, gluten, soy, or refined sugar.” Sounds perfect!

You might already know Kelly’s delicious recipes as she’s the blogger behind TheSpunkyCoconut.com (which she’s been writing at since 2008).

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The Zenbelly Cookbook – Paleo Cookbook Review

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Book Title:

The Zenbelly Cookbook – An Epicurean’s Guide to Paleo Cuisine
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Book Author(s):

Simone Miller

Overview of Book:

Simone is a top-notch chef and owner of Zenbelly Catering. So, what you’ll find in this amazing cookbook are really detailed instructions, Paleo recipes to impress, and handy tips for cooking like a pro!

Why is Simone such an amazing Paleo cook? Well, apart from her obvious experience as a chef, she also has a knack for recreating the exact tastes of traditional non-Paleo foods. As Simone puts it: “That’s probably because if I want pizza, I want pizza. Not the flavors of pizza in a bowl – real pizza. On my birthday, I want the chocolate cake that I remember from my childhood backyard birthday parties. And once in a while, I want warm cookies fresh out of the oven.”

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Eating Out Paleo – Review of The Restaurant at the Rosedale, Portree, Isle of Skye, Scotland

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It’s often tough figuring out what to eat when you’re on vacation, and I’ve definitely had to put up with non-Paleo food or fasting on vacation before. However, Scotland has been pretty easy to stay Paleo!

My parents came to visit us in Edinburgh a few weeks ago, and we drove up to the Isle of Skye for a quick weekend tour. Not only was the scenery absolutely amazing (take a look at the some of the photos below), but the food was superb too!

We didn’t make any reservations or do any research – many of the B&Bs and restaurants were all fully booked, so we just wandered into the Restaurant at the Rosedale Hotel because they had a table free.
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We Can All Scream For Ice Cream – Book Review

We Can All Scream For Ice Cream

Book Title:

We Can All Scream For Ice Cream
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Book Author(s): Jennifer Robins & Vivian Cheng

Overview of Book:

We Can All Scream For Ice Cream is a book filled with recipes for frozen treats allowing concerned parents to let kids ‘be kids’ and enjoy the same kinds of treats their friends are having, and for adults to enjoy without breaking their healthy eating patterns.

The book has been written specifically with the Paleo Autoimmune Protocol in mind. This means the recipes have taken Paleo eating one step further, eliminating allergens including nuts and other ingredients that are often connected to food intolerances. Introductory chapters include information about digestion and the connection to health issues and kitchen tips. Recipes can be made with an ice cream maker or without so there are no special tools required.
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The Gelatin Secret – Book Review

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Book Title:

The Gelatin Secret
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Book Author(s):

Sylvie McCracken

Overview of Book:

The Gelatin Secret is an in-depth look at the health benefits of gelatin – real, healthy gelatin – in every life. It includes comprehensive information about the benefits of gelatin for a variety of needs and health interests and wraps up with recipes aimed at adding gelatin to your diet. Stepping away from what we have come to think of as gelatin, the book explains the many benefits of gelatin from bones – the original inspiration – and how getting back to your roots is good for you.
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Honey Mustard Chicken Thighs by The Paleo Kitchen

Honey Mustard Chicken Thighs from The Paleo Kitchen

I’ve been a fan of George’s (Civilized Caveman Cooking) and Juli’s (PaleOMG) sites for a long time, and so I was really excited when they decided to work together on a cookbook, The Paleo Kitchen.

They posted one of their delicious recipes (Cinnamon Chocolate Swirl Banana Bread) from The Paleo Kitchen here a few months ago, and I know a lot of people emailed me because they loved the recipe. So, I went and tested one of their recipes for dinner last night. It was one of the really easy ones (because I’m currently limited to the stuff they sell in a Tesco Express – a tiny supermarket in Edinburgh).

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