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About the Author
Jayson B. Calton, PhD, FAAIM, DCCN, CISSN, BCIH, ROHP is a Fellow of the American Association of Integrative Medicine, a Diplomate of the College of Clinical Nutrition, and is Board Certified in Integrative Health and Sports Nutrition. He has worked with thousands of international clients over the last 20 years to improve their health through his unique nutritional and lifestyle therapies. Dr. Calton majored in Molecular and Microbiology (pre-med), at the Burnett Honors College, School of Biomedical Sciences and holds a Masters of Science degree and a Ph.D. in Nutrition. He has completed post-doctoral continuing medical education at Harvard Medical School, Cornell University, and Yale University School of Medicine, and sits on the Board of Directors for the American Holistic Health Association (AHHA) and the American Board of Integrative Health (ABIH). --This text refers to the paperback edition.
- File size : 10561 KB
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 309 pages
- Publisher : Primal Nutrition, Inc.; 1st edition (February 26, 2013)
- Language: : English
- ASIN : B00B77CI14
- Publication date : February 26, 2013
- Lending : Enabled
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #677,194 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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After reading the reviews, I decided it would be the right tool to help my kids decide for themselves. On day one, my oldest flipped through to see if the brands we buy are okay. On day two, my youngest was quizzing her big sister on grass-fed butter. By day three they were fighting over whose turn it was to read it at breakfast. Believe it or not, this is just what I'd hoped for. They've taken it upon themselves to see who can figure out the "right" thing to buy when we shop.
The book is simple enough to pick up and put down, or flip from section to section and spot-check a food choice. When they stay with Grandma they'll need to know which brand of yogurt to pick out at the grocery store (and why). One day they'll be standing in the grocery store deciding which vegetables they can afford to skip buying organic while their friends are stocking up on ramen noodles. These are the important life skills even my adult friends can't figure out yet. (I'm looking at you, Fat Free Cream Cheese!)
I especially appreciate the depth of information the authors cover. You can't just walk into Whole Foods or the local co-op and assume that it must be healthy if the store sells it. Just because it says "Free Range" or "Organic" doesn't mean you're buying a healthy food.
The formatting is easy to follow. The lists are specific, both in the What AND in the Why. I could never get my family to read all the blogs and articles and research out there, but this book has compiled the information into a fantastic family resource!
Clean and local eating is great, but not very feasible for most. I don't know anyone willing to make the sacrifice of avoiding processed food all together, and let's face it - is not very likely that I will make all the meals from scratch any time soon. What made this book such an eye opener for me was that it explains which additives to avoid and why. I don't have to avoid processed food although that probably would be the healthier option, but I can choose more wisely.
Before purchasing a product I have started to look at more than just calories, fat, carbs, and amount of sugar. Most processed products have ingredients I can't pronounce and should avoid, but now I know which ingredients I want to avoid completely and which I think is acceptable for my family. I have started to take trips to Wholefoods more often because it is easier to find a "cleaner" alternative to some of our food there, but my local grocery store is still the one we use daily. I still buy grated cheese from time to time, even though I now know that it contains an extra additive to prevent clumping (never thought about looking at the ingredients).
Top reviews from other countries
Knowledge is power and I shall certainly spread the news around.
Thank you for an extremely well researched book.
But not until you have read the Caltons' Naked Calories, which will give you the background education you need to understand why you need this book.
You may think that you live in the world's most advanced nation and that if there is food on the shelves of the supermarket, it must be good for you. Nothing could be further from the truth. For instance, in Mountain Dew (how innocuous does that sound? Mountain Dew!) there is an ingredient that is banned in 100 countries around the world. In Singapore if you were to put that ingredient in food you would get 15 years in prison.
In most countries in the world, food producers have to prove their products are safe for human consumption. In the USA, by and large food is assumed to be safe unless someone proves otherwise. Well, the Caltons are the people you need to go to if you want to be able to distinguish between what is safe and nutritious on the supermarket shelves, or what decidedly isn't!
I do have a problem with the book: it is 100% USA focused. I spend part of every year in the USA and it will guide us round the shelves while we are there. The rest of the year I live in the UK (although as I write this I am in Crete!) where things aren't quite so bad, but are still far from perfect. I have in mind to produce a UK addendum to the book (but, until I do that, I recommend the produce of Laverstoke Park Farm in Hampshire, and anything that has the Soil Association logo on it!)
Leider ist es natürlich für den amerikanischen Markt geschrieben, - man muss bei den Produkten also zwischen den Zeilen lesen.
So etwas müsste es auch auf Deutsch und mit den hier gängigen Produkten geben!