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Diane Sanfilippo, a certified nutrition consultant specializing in gastrointestinal and blood sugar issues, has penned an important book on the Paleolithic diet. Practical Paleo: A Customized Approach to Health and a Whole Foods Lifestyle (Victory Belt) gives the whys and how-tos of consuming only real foodsthose available before the dawn of agriculture, meaning no grains, legumes, pasteurized dairy, etc.
Are you trying to shed pounds but find yourself binging on nutritionally stripped processed foods loaded with sugar and calories? Pick up The Science of Skinny; Start Understanding Your Bodys ChemistryAnd Stop Dieting Forever (DaCapo Life Long) by Dee McCaffrey. An organic chemist and nutritionist who lost 100 pounds after overcoming her own food addictions, McCaffrey examines the physiological lure of junk food and explains the science behind why we often cant eat just one.
Just in time for your holiday baking, famed breadmaker Peter Reinhart teams with Denene Wallace (a baking expert whos gluten intolerant and has type 2 diabetes) to offer fabulous desserts and baked goods for those needing to nix gluten and sugarand the guilt. The Joy of Gluten-Free, Sugar-Free Baking, 80 Low-Carb Recipes That Offer Solutions for Celiac Disease, Diabetes, and Weight Loss (10 Speed Press) creatively uses nut and seed flours to boost the nutrient and protein content, not to mention the taste, of your favorite bakery items.
Even with special dietary needs, you can enjoy delicious, nutrient-dense, satisfying foods. Dawn Allen shows you how (and how easy) in her book, Culinary Creativity, Let Your Restrictions Set You Free (Dawns Animal Connection).