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Rich Food, Poor Food

gives a great overview of contents and additives and how to shop

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12/12/11 8:02 A

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There are some good suggestions here. Thanks!

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I like the Eat This, Not That Super market survival guide. I got it when I started to try to eat better foods and really it was what sparked my interest in minimally processed foods. I am not sure if this one really counts and Whole Nutrition, but everyone talking about "In Defense of Food" makes me want to check that one out too.

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11/6/11 10:49 A

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Anyone ever heard of "Nourishing Traditions" by Sally Falon? Google "Weston A Price foundation". There's a LOT of info there about not only whole foods, but also 'whole' preperation methods.

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10/10/11 11:54 A

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I do not have just one book. I tend to lean on an ‘Oldie but a Goodie’ published in 1944. The old ways were great before the whole food theme that lost some glory to convenience and TV dinner quick style foods. This is all pre-space foods of dehydration in mass and microwave swift cooking methods became popular. It is a hand-me-down and Possum roast and Squirrel stew are featured. It has several useful charts and calorie counters and conversion tables along with slow cooking methods of crock pots casseroles and long bake recipes for roasts and homemade breads called, The Modern Encyclopedia of Cooking. I also reach for a copy of Better Homes and Gardens older editions before all the quick stuff using processed foods and short cuts. My crock pot is great. I freeze some of the best for later meals.

George Mateljan is honored at the Whole Foods Market web site information pages and I love his depth of nutritional facts. Whole foods from the whole food market theme wins with me.

Michael Pollen can put humor in dry text; it makes him a good read.

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10/10/11 10:20 A

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The suggestions here are great,.... thank you
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another vote for Michael Pollan!

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10/9/11 6:33 A

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I must weigh-in on this one. I'm a big fan of the book "In Defense of Food" by Michael Pollan. It parallel's very nicely with the DVDs "Food, Inc." and "The Future of Food." Pollan is striking a real chord with me. I like his philosophy about eating whole foods, and not worrying so much about the micro and macro nutrients that reside inside our food. All the nutrients in foods work together to give us good health. If we eat like other cultures have eaten for thousands of years, how can we go wrong? One generation has passed their food culture down to the next. We wouldn't be here today if this system wasn't working.

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10/8/11 5:27 A

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Great suggestions. Thank you!

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10/4/11 8:41 P

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I'm looking forward to reading that one, too. I'm on the wait list at the library.



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10/4/11 8:24 P

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A friend just told me about a book called "Wheat Belly" by William Davis MD. It should prove to be interesting. My friend is all in to nutrition etc.

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8/22/11 12:36 A

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I'm in the middle of Dr. Fuhrman's Eat to Live, and it's pretty good so far. I think he just came out with an updated version too.

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8/20/11 5:22 P

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I checked out his website--it looks familiar and I think I've got that book as well. I'll have to go look. Thanks!

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8/20/11 8:40 A

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George Matlejean is very comprehensive in food value. In other words you find out very specific informattion on each and every food and how it affects your body/ I have been studying nutrition for years and years and I love his reciipes and detalied information. So if you are a whole foodie, love the details, he is definately to be read. You can receive free recipes daily.

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8/18/11 5:57 A

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I've got the Rodale "Stocking Up" and love it. I'll have to check out that other one... I've been reading Pollan's "In Defense of Food"...very interesting, my doc recommended it. I got sidetracked, though, with "sugar blues" by William Dufty that my therapist wanted me to read. Makes me want to grow all my own food so I know what's in it!

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8/9/11 12:59 P

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I'll throw in another vote for Michael Pollan. I started reading him after having my eyes opened by the documentary Food Inc. I've been eating a lot healthier/cleaner/more whole since, and I feel a lot better.

I JUST started reading this site (recommended by a co-worker), and like some of the information listed on it (like the info about orange juice, and some of the other weird things that go on with food). It might be a little too "conspiracy theory" for some people, though. ;-) But I find it interesting.

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8/8/11 7:37 P

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I love "The Rodale Whole Foods Cookbook" (handcover, $35.00). I got it at Barnes and Noble but you could try your local library. It has great information and wonderful recipes.

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8/7/11 9:00 P

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Debba30 what's the website for this? I'm very interested. Thanks!

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8/7/11 8:14 A

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George Matlejan. You can get his recipes daily on line. He has amazing information about all whole foods. He explains ways to cook things to max the vitamin absorbtion and other amazing benefits about each food.
I have been studying nutrition for 25 years at least because it fascinates me. Healing through food, herbs, mood swings, and esp. nutrition. I highly recommend you access his website and enjoy all that he will teach you. People like him have helped me sort out who is informed in nutrition and health and those who want you to substitute junky foods just for weight loss. I refuse to eat anything other than whole foods.

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8/3/11 10:47 A

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Another Michael Pollan fan, love all his books! I also like the cookbooks Clean Food and Clean Start by Terry Walters.

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7/26/11 8:40 P

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Another vote for anything by Michael Pollan. I've just started reading Why We Get Fat by Gary Taubes and I'm pretty impressed with it so far--but I've only read the first few chapters. I've also got Nourishing Traditions on my to-read pile.



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One of my favorites is Reader's Digest MAGIC FOODS. It talks a lot about blood sugar and glycemic index but also has some incredible information on just eating healthy. It includes over 100 recipes, recipe makeovers, 7 day meal plans for 1,400-2,200 calories and help with choices for eating out.


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7/26/11 9:57 A

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I agree with ELAINEROSES that Michael Pollan is a good recommendation. I would also recommend his other book, "The Omnivore's Dilemma.". I liked Barbara Kingsolver's "Animal, Vegetable, Miracle" - its a "story about a family who vows to go a year eating only local, seasonal produce and/or canning it, etc. It has a few recipes but it really contains so much information that is so eye-opening. I can't recommend it strongly enough, even though it isn't strictly "nutritional" it covers the bases to give you a strong foundation for making the best eating choices - nutritionally and ethically, etc. I just started reading "Slow Food" by Carlo Petrini.

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7/26/11 9:17 A

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I liked two books. The 3-Apple-a-Day Plan by Tammi Flynn and In Defense of Food by Michael Pollan. Although I don't eat 3 apples a day, I do try and have two and still thought a lot of what she said was valuable.

Another great book my daughter actually found was a cook book called Cooking Light Fresh Food Fast. It's pretty simple, but she is only 17 and just learning. I really love it!

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Good morning Spark friends !!!
I was just wondering if any of you all could recommend your favorite or best book on general whole nutrition.
I keep thinking about all of the additives and preservatives and all of the other junk that the government allows in our food and it makes me sick....
I want to feed my family natural whole healthy foods !!!!
Any and all recommendations on nutritional resources would be fabulous!!
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