Lately it seems as if problems with digestion are as commonplace as headaches.
Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Crohn’s Disease top a list of ailments that also include various parasites and food allergies.
Until now, there have been few user-friendly guides to help navigate which foods help or hurt these conditions.
But in Eat Well Feel Well, author Kendall Conrad matches guidance with tasty recipes that will take the pain (giving up some of your favorite foods) out of the gain (your health).
More than a collection of menus, this book can inspire a lifestyle shift.
Conrad’s mentor in this new approach to wellness, nutritionist Elaine Gottschall, advocates The Specific Carbohydrate Diet, which only allows easily digestible foods.
No grains. No complex carbohydrates. The diet helped Conrad’s younger daughter overcome serious digestion problems, and it may help restore energy to those willing to eat this way.
Reading about the damage done to the intestinal tract by everyday foods can quickly change what goes into the pantry.
More importantly, after arriving home and unpacking the almond flour (which is actually not a flour, but finely ground almonds) – lentils, fresh fish and other approved items – there is no need to panic thinking these good intentions will result in a less than appealing meal.
The result is satisfying, even grain lovers will not miss their brown rice. Eat Well, Feel Well: More Than 150 Delicious Specific Carbohydrate Diet-Compliant Recipes is available at Amazon. [source: California Style]