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Meals That Heal Inflammation: Embrace Healthy Living and Eliminate Pain, One Meal at at Time Paperback – Unabridged, June 15, 2012
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About the Author
Julie Daniluk, R.H.N., is a leading nutritionist and the co-host of Healthy Gourmet, a reality cooking show that airs on OWN (the Oprah Winfrey Network) in Canada. Julie has appeared on The Dr. Oz Show, The Right Fit, and The Marilyn Denis Show. For 12 years, she was the cooperative owner and the Chief In-Store Nutritionist for one of Canada’s largest health-food stores, The Big Carrot Natural Food Market. She lives in Toronto.
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Top Customer Reviews
I especially say try the herbal teas. Be careful, though. Some of the descriptions of taste aren't exactly accurate. Burdock root? By itself tastes like boiled tree bark. But if you find an herb shop that mixes their own teas (there's a great one named Phoenix Herb) that include burdock but don't taste like it, you're golden.
Seriously, buy this book. Follow it. Cook from it.
Update: It's been 6 months. I've lost 57 pounds and have gone from a size 16 to a size 8. All of my inflammatory markers are now in the normal range. I am energetic and happy beyond words. I've been able to cut the dose of my chronic pain medication in half without a significant increase in my pain level. I'm hoping to go off of it altogether in another 3 months. I cannot recommend this book enough.
In Meals that Heal, registered holistic nutritionist Julie Daniluk shows how many of these health challenges are linked to inflammation including coronary disease, obesity, dementia, Alzheimer's, infections, allergies, and "virtually all autoimmune diseases." If the doctor's diagnosis ends in 'itis,' then by definition, inflammation is involved to change our immune response through diet.
Ms. Daniluk explains how food becomes the building blocks of your body so you can provide powerful healing or create inflammation depending on your choices. People may have food sensitivities that make their inflammatory condition worse. People are not the same, though, so there is only the process of elimination that will help determine which food is causing the sensitivity.Read more ›
Daniluk proposes a solution: change your diet. How is diet connected to pain? Well, first there's the connection between inflammation and pain. So much pain is due to inflammation. Yes, inflammation hurts. She breaks the causes of inflammation into the following causes: Toxicity, infection, allergy, nutritional imbalance, injury, and emotional trauma or stress.
The wrong food can cause or exacerbate most of the above problems. And because emotions/stress and food are so connected (ever heard of emotional eating?), psychological issues can lead to bad eating, and vice versa. Which leads to more inflammation. Which leads to more pain.
Daniluk shows the way out of this agonizing cycle. That means cutting out certain foods. What are the culprits? Bad fats. That means avoiding unhealthy animal and vegetable fats, including most fatty meat, cream cheese and fatty cheese, and margarine and most salad dressings. It also means avoiding most vegetable oils. Plus, we should avoid frying food. Steaming, baking, and boiling are preferred.
The recipes she offers are reasonable. They won't require scavenger-hunting through specialty stores. They don't use a ton of ingredients and don't take forever to cook. And they are reasonably tasty.
The catch? No pain means giving up inflammation causing foods. Sound tough? It can be.Read more ›
It shouldn't be of any surprise that to start off, I'd choose a book that would go along with my current wellness journey.... Yes, I guess you could say I'm a bit obsessed these days. Meals That Heal Inflammation, by Julie Daniluk. I mean, who can resist that healthy looking woman on the front cover holding a pineapple, and the fact that it has over 120 recipes strewn throughout its pages? (I'm ALWAYS looking for good recipes)
Ms. Daniluk reiterated for me almost everything my nutritionist has had me exploring for over a year now (and believe you me, that's no small feat!)... I've read a good many books about this very subject, but I must say, as I read her thoughts about how and why inflammation expresses itself in the body, I found myself thinking, here's someone who speaks my language (versus the complex scientific jargon that I then have to research myself to fully understand).Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The information presented here is very detailed and accurate, but I can't give it a 5 star because it is too liberal on the food choices. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Laura Wilson, ND
Well.... Lots of reading in the beginning. This information is informative and explains thoroughly how inflammation can be healed. I get that. But the recipes.... Read morePublished 26 days ago by Courtney
My husband recently had a stroke. After years of poor eating habits, his doctor recommended this book. He actually read the book and has adjusted his diet accordingly. Read morePublished 3 months ago by C. wadley
Love Julie Daniluk on TV and was so happy to find her her book . She has great advice backed by science. Her recipes are tasty too!Published 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
GOOD BOOK I AM GOING TO USE THE RECIPES
LOTS OF GOOD INFORMATION ABOUT NUTRITION AND HEALING FOODS
THIS BOOK DID MEET MY EXPECTATIONS