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101 Optimal Life Foods Paperback – December 29, 2009
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"This book gives you "food for thought" about ways to use food to aide digestion, decrease inflammation and even improve your mood. Dave Grotto's simple nutritional solutions for common health conditions can easily become a part of your overall wellness routine." —Robert Kushner, M.D., Clinical Director of the Northwestern Comprehensive Center on Obesity and author of The Personality Type Diet
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Dave hosted his own live radio show on health and nutrition for over 10 years and also hosted the television show Health & Lifestyles, Weekly with co-host Rock of Love's, Ambre Lake. He proudly served as a media spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly the ADA) for over six years and currently makes frequent appearances in both print and broadcast media.
Currently, Dave is the president and founder of Nutrition Housecall, LLC, a nutrition communications firm based in Chicago. He is also in private practice providing unique and lifestyle counseling for families.
Dave wrote the acclaimed book, 101 Foods That Could Save Your Life, which is now out in eighteen different languages. His second book, 101 Optimal Life Foods, with a foreword written by Montel Williams, debuted in January of 2010 and his latest book, Best Things You Can Eat, launches in January 2013. Dave is also a freelance writer and serves as an advisor to Fitness magazine plus blogs for the Real Life Nutrition community featured on WebMD.
Dave lives in the Chicagoland area with his wife Sharon; three daughters Chloe, Katie and Madison; two-female dogs Abbey and Gracie; and two female cats Bella and Lilly.
Top Customer Reviews
The same author has written a book called "101 Foods that can Save Your Life" and looking at the index and table on contents of that one, I see it's what I should have purchased.
This book only makes the most scanty passing references to cancer, diabetes, and heart disease. This book may have some good recipes in it: I need to try them. But overall the focus is for readers who are dealing with specific health conditions that are not the huge, cosmic, life=threatening ones.
It may be a decent family reference. I was disappointed and will probably donate my copy to the library at some point soon. My mission is to try to find the best and most helpful books for those with heart failure, diabetes, and cancer.
I tried 5 recipes from the book and most are now keepers. Raw Kale Salad with Lemon-Honey Vinaigrette, Chicken Thighs with Red Wine, Dried Plums, and Garlic, Quinoa Pilaf with Currant and Turmeric, and Christine's Baked Custard were my favorite.
I am always concerned when people push chocolate as a health food. Yes, chocolate I ma certain has amazing anti-oxidants but when we process it into the crap most people eat it in... truly, what is left? If people were eating small amounts of organic, fair trade, dark, raw cocoa chocolate there is probably much more nutritional value.
I have clients who sock away whole milk chocolate hershey bars thinking they are getting antioxidants. We need to be a bit more clear with information so people are better informed and not using the information in ways that are counter productive to their health.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Lot of information, to help you change, a life style. It helps you if you know what to eat. Would recomend.Published 6 months ago by william
An overall good book. Useful if you have certain conditions such as insomnia, stress and anxiety, acne or other skin problems, migraines, gas, etc. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Cactus
Good information, repeated in his other book "101 food that can save your life"Published 18 months ago by Joseph R. Cudmore
I seriously love this book! I've been suffering from "monthly" migraines since I was in college and the only relief has been from prescription meds. Read morePublished on January 3, 2011 by bvanbower
This book gives new meaning to the concept of food as medicine. From arthritis to eczema, 101 Optimal Life Foods draws on the latest science to show you how the foods you eat can... Read morePublished on October 13, 2010 by Karen Ansel, MS, RD, CDN