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Now I won't grow old and Cranky!
on August 31, 2011
My family ages in a predictable pattern. We gain weight around the belly, we get gastritis and or diabetes and we get cranky. I know that I have glucose issues like many of my family but until I read this book I did not understand exactly what that meant, how it affected my brain as well as my body, or what I could do about it. Dr. McCleary explains it all in simple language that is also motivational. His recipes are WONDERFUl! I never knew what to do about breakfast but now I love his smoothies! Best of all I have most of the ingredients in my own pantry. None of his ideas require exotic foods or hard to get items which I really appreciate. I also loved how he gave reasonable substitutes for foods I could change out that would make a big difference. I found his language around exercise to be loving and encouraging which was a wonderful change from the scary rhetoric many other authors use. I am even considering buying a pedometer as he suggests. While some reviewers seem put off by the talk of supplements I found it really helpful. Our food is demineralized how else are we going to get what we need? I don't take Dr. McCleary's supplements but I do take supplements and I encourage others to make educated choices about not only their food but about what they may need to add to their diets beyond food. What else can I say? The pages are dogeared, the information is well researched and easy to access and I now have hope that I will not grow old and cranky (just, hopefully, old!)