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Living Without's Favorite Books: Boost Your Brain

Neurologist David Perlmutter, MD, has penned a groundbreaking book, Grain Brain, The Surprising Truth about Wheat, Carbs, and Sugar—Your Brain’s Silent Killers (Little, Brown and Company). A New York Times best seller, this book says that modern grains, especially wheat, are slowly destroying brain health. Perlmutter, also a fellow of the American College of Nutrition, combines expertise in the brain and nutrition to argue convincingly that a diet that’s low glycemic, lower in carbs (with no gluten) and higher in healthy fats (coconut oil, avocado, grass-fed meats) wards off dementia and multiple other ills. A provocative and well documented read.   More...

Living Without's Favorite Books: Lifeline to a Lifestyle

The Gluten-Free Revolution: A Balanced Guide to a Gluten-Free Lifestyle through Healthy Recipes, Green Smoothies, Yoga, Pilates, and Easy Desserts! (Skyhorse Publishing) takes on a broad subject—a healthy lifestyle—with the focus of someone who has walked in our moccasins. Author Caroline Shannon-Karasik is a health coach and Pilates instructor who has celiac disease. She packs her book with recipes (all gluten-free, many allergy-friendly, many vegan), sage advice and instructions on exercise workouts, yoga poses and beauty treatments. Here’s inspiration to improve not just your diet, but your way of living.   More...

Living Without's Favorite Books: Cooking with Coconut

We knew that coconut oil was a healthy fat. But did we know it could be so simple to use, so versatile, so sophisticated? We do now, thanks to Cooking with Coconut Oil: Gluten-Free, Grain-Free Recipes for Good Living (Countryman Press) by Elizabeth Nyland. From the perfect roast chicken to mouthwatering desserts (no sugar in sight), Nyland gives readers sweet and savory Paleo-style recipes that bring the benefits of coconut oil and coconut flour to delicious, nutritious dishes galore. Gorgeous photos make this book an appetizing education in wholesome, flavorful cooking.   More...

Living Without's Favorite Books: Star Cupcakes

Hollywood A-listers may line up at Debbie Adler’s counter for cupcakes; now folks may be lining up at your counter, too. When Adler, owner of Sweet Debbie’s Organic Cupcakes, discovered that her son had multiple food allergies, she turned her talents to creating treats free of gluten, eggs, dairy, soy, sugar and nuts. She shares her favorite recipes and tips in Sweet Debbie’s Organic Treats: Allergy-Free & Vegan Recipes from the Famous Los Angeles Bakery (Harlequin). Now you can make Adler’s delicious cupcakes—plus her muffins, brownies, bars and breads—in your own home, putting you on your family’s A-list.   More...