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Handbook to Higher Health Consciousness: How to Transition to Plant-Based Eating to Heal Yourself and the Planet Paperback – November 30, 2017
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There is a food revolution underway, fueled by a growing awareness about how our food choices impact our health, the environment, and animal welfare. People are questioning the efficacy of their traditional diets and looking to a whole food, plant-based diet as a better solution. Handbook to Higher Health Consciousness examines every aspect of that solution. As Dr. Neal Barnard says in the Foreword: “This book is the perfect place to dive in. In Handbook to Higher Health Consciousness, David Kater takes readers on a step-by-step journey toward good health. As an educator and communicator who has taken this same journey himself, David will expertly guide you through the process, offering practical advice and words of encouragement along the way.” This book is the ultimate guide for anyone who wants to eat more plant-based, whether you are just getting started or well along the path. It is packed with nutrition and health information, backed by solid and well-documented research (170 references). If you are just investigating the possibilities of eating more plant-based, this book will take you step-by-step through the transition, starting with the basics of navigating the grocery store, restocking your pantry and fridge, and preparing simple meals. You’ll get answers to questions like: How do I get enough protein? What do I eat each day? How do I deal with cravings or awkward social situations? If you are already eating a vegan diet, this book will help you transition to a more whole food diet and show you how to sustain your new eating style as it develops. The book encourages you to identify your food comfort zone, and continuously expand that comfort zone to include more and more whole foods as your tastes evolve. There is a chapter devoted entirely to recipe-free cooking, which not only teaches you about flavor matching and flavor balancing, it facilitates the process of bringing more whole foods into your diet. There are over 160 mouth-watering recipes, many contributed by certified Food for Life instructor Tracy Childs. The dishes range from appetizers to dairy alternatives to main dishes to adaptable food templates. The book includes a comprehensive collection of online resources to support you at every stage of the journey – apps, blogs, books, documentaries, recipe sites, social media, and more. Handbook to Higher Health Consciousness will guide you through your own personal journey to higher health consciousness. It is everything you need to know how to live plant-strong and thrive!
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David A. Kater is an author, educator, artist, and vegan enthusiast. David's journey as an author began in 1980 when he became a ghostwriter and researcher for the first Epson printer manual published in the United States. He learned the craft of clear communication from mentor Dr. David Lein, and soon became the sole author of several Epson printer manuals. This led to a book on TRS-80 Graphics for McGraw-Hill and RadioShack, a book on Microsoft Word for Microsoft Press, a book on desktop publishing for Sybex, and several others. David started teaching at local community colleges after completing his Master's degree in Mathematics in 1976. After completing a second Master's degree in Educational Technology, David created a self-paced Math Center at San Diego City College in 1994. He directed the Math Center until his semi-retirement in 2012, and he now teaches online math courses for the college. David is also a digital artist, displaying his works at Art Walk and other locations in San Diego. He started with photography, and evolved into digital creations produced in a variety of media - metal, Plexiglas, canvas, photo paper, and 3D lenticular format. Soon after retiring from full time teaching, David watched the food documentary, Forks over Knives, on the recommendation of a colleague. The documentary provided compelling evidence that many of the degenerative diseases that afflict our country can be controlled or reversed by eating a whole food plant-based diet. It was life-changing moment. That realization totally changed his relationship with food. It inspired him to learn the truth about food and transform his diet. He completed the Plant-Based Nutrition Certificate program through Cornell University to better understand the relationship between nutrition and health. He also studied plant-based cooking techniques, including flavor matching and flavor balancing, which are so essential to creating satisfying and delectable plant-based meals. His wife, Donna, joined him on this path of inquiry and experimentation. The powerful insights that he gained over the years filled him with a desire to share his discoveries with others and provided the basis for Handbook to Higher Health Consciousness: How to Transition to Plant-Based Eating to Heal Yourself and the Planet. David is dedicated to helping people embrace a plant-based lifestyle for their health, for the environment, and for the sake of the animals.
- Publisher : CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (November 30, 2017)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 308 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1976480787
- ISBN-13 : 978-1976480782
- Item Weight : 1.35 pounds
- Dimensions : 8 x 0.65 x 10 inches
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Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on December 23, 2019
Disclaimer: I know the author, David Kater, from meeting at a San Diego Vegan Meetup. That said, I resisted reading his book until recently and I’m kicking myself. I learned a lot! David’s writing style is simple and honest, and he makes the case for a plant-based lifestyle easy to understand and follow. This is a must-read for anyone who is even thinking of making lifestyle changes.
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on October 21, 2017
I can say I have personally benefited from many of the recipes in this book. I have even had the joy of meeting Mr. Kater personally and actually trying a few of the items cooked by the master himself. I am not a vegan, vegetarian or pescatarian--I am a hypocritarian...on a gut level I know that the way we treat farmed animals is cruel yet I still eat meat! Maybe this book’s wealth of tasty recipes can save my soul :)
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Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on November 10, 2017
Author David Kater gives us an amazing, comprehensive guide to starting out on a plant-based path in this book. Pretty much every question you have will be answered! The book is completely referenced and has a useful index so it is easy to look up anything.. The recipes are a great variety - something for everyone - all skill levels and taste buds.
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Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on October 2, 2017
For someone who is not completely on a plant food based diet, this book provides a comprehensive road map to a healthier life style at your own pace. It really helped us to better understand the need to change our eating habits. It was an easy read and the many recipes included are well worth the price of the book. We highly recommend it.
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