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Praise for Going Against the Grain:
"Melissa Diane Smith has courageously and accurately tackled what has emerged as America's primary food-related health problem: disease and obesity attributable to the regular consumption of high-calorie, nutrient-poor, immune-disruptive grains." Kenneth D. Fine, M.D., gluten sensitivity researcher and director of The Intestinal Health Institute, Dallas
"An intriguing book loaded with practical nutrition advice that you won't want to stop reading." Annemaria Ballin, Ph.D., founder and director of education, American Academy of Nutrition
In a society where wheat is a daily staple and the heart of the continent is endearingly called "the bread basket," it seems almost sacrilegious to promote the benefits of a low- to no-grain diet. But in Going Against the Grain, nutritionist Melissa Diane Smith challenges conventional dietary wisdom--that grains should be the centerpiece of your diet--and explains why reducing or removing grains is the secret to successful long-term weight control and good health.
Backed up by scientific research, professional experience, and her own health journey, Smith explains the surprising connection between a grain-rich diet and so many of the health problems plaguing us today, including obesity, heart disease, diabetes, some cancers, fatigue, and digestive disorders. In these pages, nutrition expert Smith reveals:
Smith provides original menu plans and eating-out suggestions, so, with minimum effort and hassle, you too can go against the grain!
Melissa Diane Smith, Dipl. Nutr., is a Tucson-based nutritionist and health educator who counsels clients across the country. She is the coauthor of the bestselling Syndrome X and Why Am I Always So Tired? and the author of The User's Guide to Chromium. Her work has appeared in Let's Live, Delicious!, and Great Life magazines.
I have a sensitivity to all grains, and most carbs. Sadly. I read this, but don't remember anything about it; probably because, I've read so much on this topic over the years. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Diane J. Peters
This writer provides good information about this current hot topic.Published 4 months ago by N Sue Johnson
Turns out we were fine, so didn't need this book. But passed it on.Published 5 months ago by G. Brian Jones, Ph.D.
This book is worth it's weight in gold for anyone who cares about healthful eating.Published 7 months ago by Martin L.
During a three year-span, I gained 35 lbs, had heavier and heavier menstrual periods, and felt foggier and foggier and more and more tired. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Cynthia M. Smith
I was not impressed with Going Against the Grain. It had a lot of error in it. It promoted foods, which were not that beneficial/ I gave the book away. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Barbara Charis
Of course when you reduce grains from your diet you're going to feel better. Grains are carbs. Carbs add on weight. Fewer carbs means you lose weight and thus feel better. Read morePublished 16 months ago by 12Junes