Monday, August 6, 2012
Meals That Heal Inflammation by Julie Daniluk, R.H.N.
Meals that heal is a beautiful concept. So many of us, who deal with food issues, need to replace emotional attachments that no longer serve us with positive, beneficial ones. In Meals That Heal Inflammation, author Julie Daniluk R.H.N. has put together a wonderful book. It clocks in at almost 400 pages. The last half of the book consists of recipes that aren't too complicated to pull off, and very satisfying and healing. The first half is dedicated to the studies and the science of inflammation, and how it affects us. Inflammation is at the core of most of the disease and pain that we can experience throughout our lives. Inflammation is also a side effect of some pharmaceuticals prescribed by physicians to fight these same diseases and pain. That's not to say that this book takes on the conspiratorial tone some health and nutrition books embrace, far from it. Meals That Heal Inflammation offers a lot of choices. Read it, and you will find yourself armed with good information, and scientifically supported food choices. The book is set up very well, in that each chapter reiterates important points made in previous chapters. I wish more nutrition oriented books would take that approach. It clears up a lot of confusion. Actually, there were several questions I've had for years that Julie Daniluk answered for me. The sections in the book that deal with food cravings really got me thinking. The idea that the foods we crave most, are often the foods we are most sensitive too, never occurred to me before. The eating plans offered, are easily managed, well thought out, and thoroughly explained. As someone who loves training with weights, and long distance running, I'm quite familiar with inflammation in the form of Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness. This book has opened my eyes to some previously unconsidered options, lessened my pain, and cleared up more time to engage in the training activities I love. For that I am truly grateful, and recommending this book to anyone who trains on a consistent basis, or struggles with food and/or weight issues. I was not financially compensated for this post. I received the book from Hay House for review purposes. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience.