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The Omega Diet: The Lifesaving Nutritional Program Based on the Best of the Mediterranean Diets [Kindle Edition]

Artemis P. Simopoulos , Jo Robinson
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Book Description

The medically proven diet that restores your body's essential nutritional balance

"Good fats"--essential fatty acids--influence every aspect of our being, from the beating of our hearts to our ability to learn to remember. There are two types of essential fatty acids (EFAs), omega-6 and omega-3. The problem with our modern diet is that it contains far more omega-6 fatty acids than omega-3s. This hidden imbalance makes us more vulnerable to heart disease, cancer, obesity, autoimmmune diseases, allergies, diabetes, and depression.

The Omega Diet is a natural, time-tested diet that balances the essential fatty acids in your diet. It is packed with delicious food that contain the "good" fats, including real salad dressing, cheese, eggs, fish--even the occasional chocolate dessert--and an abundance of antioxidant-rich fruits, vegetables, and legumes.

The Omega Diet provides:

  • seven simple dietary guidelines for optimal physical and mental health
  • a concise guide to the foods you need to restore your body's nutritional balance
  • a diet plan that lets you eat fat as you lose fat
  • fifty delicious recipes that are quick and easy to prepare
  • a comprehensive three-week menu to help you get started

Editorial Reviews Review

Is it really possible that eating more fat is the key to better health? It depends on the fat, according to Dr. Artemis Simopoulos. The Omega Plan shows, in great detail, the difference between omega-3 fats, those found in fish and some green vegetables, and omega-6 fats, which are found in most meats and vegetable oils. The former have heart-protective and cancer-preventive properties; the latter, she writes, cause obesity, heart disease, cancer, depression, and a host of other ills. Omega-3 fats are at the heart of her plan, along with ample servings of fruits and vegetables. Unlike diets based on deprivation, Simopoulos offers some fairly lush food choices, including an ounce of cheese every day. Best of all, The Omega Plan is bursting with so much useful information about food shopping and preparation that you'll be able to use its advice the second you put the book down.


"This is the most solidly-based nutritional program currently available. The information is easily understandable, not obscured by technical jargon. And the recipes produce dishes that actually taste good! The Omega Plan is a major step forward for readers concerned with their own health."'S. BOYD EATON, MD, author of The Paleolithic Prescription andclinical associate professor of radiology, Emory University School of Medicine"I'm not a betting woman, but if I were, I'd put my money on Dr. Artemis Simopoulos as most likely to be remembered as the great nutritional/geneticist breakthrough genius of our age. For those of us 'at sea' between the high carb diets that may point us toward overweight and diabetesand the high protein/high fat diets that may be anathema to our heartshere, at last, is good sense and great eating, based on serious science." -- BARBARA SEAMAN, author of The Doctor's Case Against the Pill, Co-founder, National Women's Health Network and Contributing Editor, Ms. magazine.

Of all the diets this is the one most apt to make most Americans feel better, live longer and stay healthier. Dr. Simopoulos absolutely knows what she is talking about. The book is full of gems of dietary wisdom and practical advice. -- -Jean Carper, USA Weekend columnist and bestselling author of Miracle Cures, Stop Aging Now, and Food-Your Miracle Medicine.

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  • Print Length: 400 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins e-books; 1 edition (February 15, 2011)
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  • Language: English
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309 of 314 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The only nutrition book you will ever need March 18, 2001
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As a registered nurse, I see daily the disease and obesity caused by the standard American diet. This book is the best nutrition book that I have read (and I've read them all!). I even recommend it above Dr. Andrew Weil's "Eating Well for Optimal Health." The point the author tries to make is that one does not need to deprive themselves in order to eat well and be healthy. In fact, the opposite is true; one can feast on meat, fish, and olive oil while losing weight and improving one's health. I have been incorporating many of the author's recommendations into my own lifestyle and have found that I am eating, feeling, and looking better because of it. The recipes in the book are great (especially the Walnut Pesto), and include many savory desserts, meat dishes, fish, vegetable dishes, etc. I would have paid for the recipes alone. My husband has loved the food I've made from this book. Think of this as a "way to live," not as a diet. I have given copies of this book to everyone I love. I wish that this book received more "press" in the media because I really think the information in it could have a huge impact on the health of Americans. HIGHLY recommended--I've read it about 10 times already.
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128 of 130 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Yum, yum, yum... February 20, 2001
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My nutritionist recommended I purchase this book because my doctor and she decided I needed to eat a more healthy diet. Of course I did not look forward to the restrictions of a healthy diet, but I bought the book and am I ever glad I did!
I feel better than I ever have! This diet is remarkable and not only that, the food is great! I have lost weight, toned up, watched my blood pressure go down, and all the while have been eating the best food of my life.
The book explains the benefits of eating a balanced diet with plenty of Omega-3 fatty acids. It also provides some of the most tasty recipes found anywhere. I have had so much fun sharing this book with friends and loved ones. As a result, often times when I am over at a friend's house for dinner, I am treated with a great Omega Diet meal!
If you want to be on a lifetime plan that will make you (and your taste buds) feel great, buy this book!
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109 of 113 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This book changed my diet April 21, 2003
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This is probably the best book I've ever read. It's not as much about dieting as it is about changing your eating style. I already had a decent understanding of the importance of omega-3 fatty acids/unsaturated (poly and mono) fats in our diet, but this book really broke it down well. I was so amazed to learn how beneficial it is for us to eat omega-3 based foods like fish oils or fatty fishes (e.g., salmon) flax, canola oil, and olive oil, and how fat is good, except saturated fat and trans fatty acids. Also, good carbs like veggies and fruit are a must, but bad carbs like white rice, white bread, and pasta should be avoid if possible. I have lost 15 pounds already and I feel healthy, energized, my blood pressure and cholesterol are perfect. What's really wonderful about this book is it cites all of the scientific studies to support the theory that the American diet is totally wrong and a diet higher in fat intake and lower in starches is the way to go. I looked up many of these studies on the PubMed database... These studies are on point.
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53 of 54 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Effective, nutritious food plan December 13, 1999
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I first heard about the so-called Mediterranean diet from my doctor, who suggested I try this way of eating to lower my cholesterol and lose weight. I found this book to be well written and easy for the lay person to follow. I am happy to report that after only 8 weeks of following the food principles suggested, I lost 14 pounds without effort, and my "bad" cholesterol dropped 30 points and total cholesterol dropped 35 points. I am very happy with these results. I despise traditional low fat diets and don't think that I could stick with one of them over the long haul. However, this diet is very different because it includes healthy fats and oils. For the first time I have hope that I can follow a healthy food plan for life without feeling deprived. My results are proof that one can lose weight and lower cholesterol while eating healthy fats. After about the third week on this food plan, I also experienced a big improvement in my mood; the effects of a healthy fat diet upon the brain were explained in the text as one of the many other "benefits" of the Mediteranean food plan. This is the first time I have tried a diet and actually felt happier on it than before!
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48 of 49 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars At Last, A Truly Science-based Nutrition Book September 27, 2000
Dr. Artemis Simopoulos is uniquely qualified to write on this subject. She has spent her professional life researching the issue of fatty acid effects on metabolism and health. Most of her previous books are weighty scientific tomes written for the medical expert. Nonetheless, this book is logical, clear, and easy to understand. Yet every contention is backed up by solid scientific research, and, in the areas where some uncertainty exists, Dr. Simopoulos is completely up-front with the reader in stating that further research is needed before definitive statements can be made. This is a refreshing contrast to the unsubstantiated claims in the mish-mash of diet books promoted to the public over the last 20 years. Although I am myself an experienced biomedical researcher, I wish that, 20 years ago, I had known the facts presented by Dr. Simopoulos in this book. My own diet and that of my family would have been a lot healthier. If you never read another thing about nutrition, read The Omega Diet. It could save your life.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars ... you have to eat heart healthy this is a good read, a little boring...
if you have to eat heart healthy this is a good read, a little boring but good
Published 3 months ago by brash01
1.0 out of 5 stars Canola oil in Crete ??
Mixed feelings, I'm Italian, I'm familiar with Crete. Got this book with a lot of interest ( and I have not finished reading it ), but I'm very disappointed that the author in her... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Giuseppe Clemente
2.0 out of 5 stars It is easy to stay on and I have lost a lot ...
Book is okay, but I went back to Adkins. It is easy to stay on and I have lost a lot of weight on Adkins. Adkins is really do not eat anything white except heavy cream.
Published 4 months ago by Al Mellon
2.0 out of 5 stars Not very helpful if you have food sensitivities and the ...
Not very helpful if you have food sensitivities and the menues are to high in carbs if you have blood sugar issues
Published 9 months ago by Lee L Feetham
3.0 out of 5 stars Good but would be better with more recpioes
It's a good book with lots of information. I was expecting more recipes. It's good to have on hand and will continue to mark the pages for quick reference.
Published 9 months ago by Michelle
5.0 out of 5 stars A great book.
Helpful to all who need a diet for medical reasons.
Recommended to people with Diabetes. Notable
Results. Also recommended to a friend with
Published 12 months ago by Silvia A. Gonzalez
1.0 out of 5 stars The Omega Plan
I did not order the Omega Plan - the medically proven diet that restores your body. I may have looked at it online but I did not buy it
Published 12 months ago by Betty Cram
5.0 out of 5 stars When you ask What am I missing, here it is.
People feel hungry because we are not getting nutrition from the food in the store. This is the latest info on which food does the body the most good. Read more
Published 16 months ago by John L. Davella
4.0 out of 5 stars Omega Diet
Very good book that is very user friendly. Offers excellent descriptions of recipes and their nutritional value for the consumer. I rate this an above average purchase.
Published 17 months ago by ronworley
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Pan
I got this pan to use in my solar oven. It works great, and it is also perfect for my regular oven.
Published on April 30, 2013 by F. Goodwin
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