Monday, December 1, 2014

BookSparks Review: Passionate Nutrition by Jennifer Adler

Title: Passionate Nutrition
Author: Jennifer Adler
Format: ARC
Publisher: Sasquatch Books
Publish Date: December 16, 2014
Source: BookSparks

Why You're Reading This Book:

  • You're looking to get healthier.
  • You like cooking.
What's the Story?:

Synopsis: "This power foods healthy living guidebook will inspire readers will eat well, lose weight, and embrace food as medicine. “Food as medicine” is a powerfully healing way to eat and was embraced by nutritionist Jennifer Adler as she recovered from a malnour­ished childhood and adolescence.

Part power-foods cookbook, part handbook for healthy living and eating, and part memoir,Passionate Nutrition provides digestible information, tips, and techniques for how to find your way to optimal health. She focuses on abundant eat­ing (as opposed to restrictive eating), and explores what she calls “the healthy trinity”—digestion, balance, and whole foods.
Adler guides and encourages readers to shift their diet to achieve this desirable bal­ance, introduces power foods we should all eat, and provides healthy ways to lose weight, along with simple recipes to optimize health. With her personal story interwoven, readers will be inspired to embrace the healthy power of food."
My Two Cents:
In "Passionate Nutrition," Adler uses her knowledge as a nutritionist to provide some common sense guidance for those that are looking to get healthier and to have a healthier relationship with food. Adler's background is very unique in that she had a very difficult life growing up where food was scarce and the scarce food that there was in the house was not healthy at all. As she grew up, she knew that she wanted to make her life's work in showing others how to use food as medicine. It's a fascinating look.
I really liked how much of herself the author chose to infuse this book with. Adler makes a point to say that she usually doesn't tell her clients about her very painful past as she shares her story throughout the book. This truthfulness really adds a lot to this book and definitely enhanced my experience in reading the book. 
There were a lot of different parts of this book that I know that I want to try out in my own life. This book definitely has a lot of food for thought and I love when a book can make you think outside the box, which this one certainly does. This book would be a great pick for anyone looking to revamp their own outlook on food.


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