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Title:
The plantplus diet solution : personalized nutrition for life
Author:
Borysenko, Joan.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Carlsbad, California : Hay House, Inc., [2014]
Physical Description:
xxvi, 331pages ; 24 cm
Summary:
"Nutrition for the 21st century. A personalized, whole-foods solution for person and planet. Let's prevent and reverse the epidemic of obesity, diabetes, inflammation, and chronic illness ?that is bankrupting our country, our kids, and our future. Joan Borysenko, Ph.D., a Harvard-trained cell biologist, health psychologist, and New York Times best-selling author, believes that when you've got the right information, you can make powerful choices to change your life. She cuts through the thicket of confusing--and often downright wrong--advice on nutrition and gives you easy-to-digest, bite-sized servings of real scientific information so that you can discover which foods your body needs to heal and thrive. Since Joan wears two hats--as a psychologist and a cell biologist--you can trust her to psych out your inner saboteur and help you make the changes you've been dreaming of. And as a busy woman who loves good food, she'll teach you how to make simple, scrumptious, satisfying meals that you and your family will love whether you're omnivores, vegans, or vegetarians. · Get up-to-date information on the nutrition revolution· Make friends with the plants that feed your gut bacteria· Lose the weight and keep it off· Get the skinny on how diet changes your genes and how your genes determine your best diet· Fill out a health symptom checklist and track the changes as your personalized PlantPlus Diet optimizes your metabolism· Understand what tests to ask your doctor for and why· Create a sleek and streamlined PlantPlus kitchen· Make fabulous meals in minutes with simple recipes and meal plans "--
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781401941482
Format :
Book

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Nutrition for the 21st Century
Joan Borysenko, Ph.D. , a Harvard-trained cell biologist, health psychologist, and New York Times best-selling author, believes that when you've got the right information, you can make powerful choices to change your life. She cuts through the thicket of confusing--and often downright wrong--advice on nutrition and gives you easy-to-digest, bite-sized servings of real scientific information so you can discover which foods your body needs to heal and thrive.
Since Joan wears two hats--as a psychologist and a cell biologist--you can trust her to psych out your inner saboteur, enabling you to make the changes you've been dreaming of. And as a busy woman who loves good food, she'll teach you how to make simple, scrumptious, satisfying meals that you and your family will love whether you're omnivores, vegans, or vegetarians. In this groundbreaking book, Joan will help you:
Get up-to-date information on the nutrition revolution Make friends with the plants that feed your gut bacteria Lose the weight and keep it off Understand how diet changes your genes and how your genes determine your best diet Fill out a health symptom checklist and track the changes as your personalized PlantPlus Diet optimizes your metabolism Know which tests to ask your doctor for and why Create a sleek and streamlined PlantPlus kitchen Make fabulous meals in minutes with simple recipes and meal plans


Author Notes

Joan Borysenko, Ph.D. , is an internationally known speaker in integrative medicine and the mind/body connection. She has a doctorate in cell biology from Harvard Medical School and is a licensed clinical psychologist. The New York Times best-selling author of numerous books, she is also a journalist and radio personality.
Website: www.joanborysenko.com


Table of Contents

David Perlmutter, M.D
Foreword: Empowering Healthp. xiii
Prologue: Dietary Genesis and Re-Genesisp. xvi
Introduction: Confused About What to Eat?p. xix
Part I Science Bitesp. 1
Chapter 1 What's Up, Doc?p. 3
Chapter 2 The Five Pillars of Dietary Doomp. 9
Chapter 3 The Three Macronutrients: Proteins, Fats, and Carbsp. 23
Chapter 4 The Fat and Cholesterol Warp. 27
Chapter 5 Banish Bad Fatsp. 35
Chapter 6 Cherish Good Fatsp. 43
Chapter 7 Grain Brain, Wheat Belly, and Paleo Pigsp. 53
Chapter 8 Sugar, Insulin, and Hungerp. 65
Chapter 9 Help! I'm Fat and I'm Famished: Insulin Resistance and Metabolic Syndromep. 77
Chapter 10 How Scientific Is Science?p. 85
Chapter 11 Personalized Metabolism: The A to Z Studyp. 97
Chapter 12 The Fat and Calorie Warp. 103
Chapter 13 Nutrigenomics: Matching Your Genes to Your Dietp. 107
Chapter 14 Gut Microbes: The Metabolic Surprise of the Millenniump. 117
Chapter 15 Epigenetics: How the Environment Controls Our Genesp. 129
Chapter 16 Going Carb-Reasonablep. 139
Chapter 17 The SAD Truth and the PlantPlus Solutionp. 147
Chapter 18 Checking Your Insulin Resistance: What Tests to Ask For and Whyp. 155
Part II Lifestyle Bitesp. 161
Chapter 19 Self-Knowledge: Your New Life as a Lab Ratp. 163
Chapter 20 PlantPlus Diet Heavenp. 171
Chapter 21 Rewiring Your Brain to Reduce Cravings and Enhance Pleasurep. 177
Chapter 22 Your Sleek, New PlantPlus Kitchen: Out with the Old and "Inn" with the Newp. 193
Part III Getting Down to Businessp. 203
Chapter 23 Reboot: What's On and Off the Menup. 205
Chapter 24 Personalization: Your Own PlantPlus Lifestylep. 215
Part IV Let's Eat!p. 229
Chapter 25 Dr. Joan's 20 Superfoodsp. 231
Chapter 26 Eat Well for Lessp. 249
Chapter 27 Joan and Gordon's Favorite PlantPlus Recipesp. 255
Chapter 28 PlantPlus Lite: A Few Changes Go a Long Wayp. 305
Epilogue: The Cheshire Catp. 309
Appendix: Medical Symptom Checklist (MSCL)p. 313
Conversion Chartsp. 316
Endnotesp. 318
Acknowledgmentsp. 327
About the Authorp. 331

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