Restore Your Body in Just 28 Days and Feel Great
**Full Disclosure: I received a copy of this book in exchange for my review. All opinions are mine.
Are you tired of feeling sick and tired? Do your joints hurt, are you having trouble losing weight or are you lethargic much of the time? If so, you could be suffering from chronic inflammation. Inflammation is at the root of nearly every disease or ailment and it comes about because of a poor diet. You know what they say “Garbage in, garbage out”, right? Well, that’s what is happening to our bodies everyday.
There used to be a time when sitting down at the dinner table each evening was mandatory. Everyone in the family was expected to sit down together and eat a meal. And it wasn’t a meal brought home from the nearest pizza or fried chicken place. It was a home cooked meal actually cooked in the oven, not in the microwave. Mom (or Dad) spent time planning and cooking a meal based of fruits, vegetable, whole grains and meat that was usually purchased within a couple of days before the meal. Sometimes the produce was purchased from a local produce stand on the side of the road and more than likely grown by the person selling it.
But today, with mom and dad both working and kids busy with 3-5 after school activities, we have put our nutritional needs of the back burner and opted for quick, easy convenience food or calorie laden processed food. After years of “garbage in” our bodies are rebelling! We are tired all the time, hurt everywhere and are overweight.
The good news is our bodies are resilient! All we need to do is get back to a whole-foods diet. Once we learn how to eat again, our bodies will start to feel good again. As we learn what our body needs to thrive, it will thrive.
The first step is to know which foods contribute to inflammation. The second step is to delete them from your diet. The third step is know which foods are part of a whole-foods diet.
Some of the foods that contribute to inflammation and should be avoided include:
Sugar and Artificial & Low-Calorie Sweeteners
- Refined Grains
- Refined Table Salt
- Feedlot-Raised Meat
- Unhealthy Oils
- Irradiated Food
- Microwaved Food
Some foods that make up a whole-foods diet:
- Antioxidant Rich Vegetables & Fruits
- Seeds & Nuts
- Wild Foods (dandelion greens, nettles, chickweed)
- Omega-3 Fatty Acids
- Healthy Oils
- Wild-caught fish
- Clean Meat
- Healthy Sweeteners
Cherie believes that if you change your diet you will literally change your life and in her new book “The Juice Lady’s Anti-Inflammatory Diet” she shows you how to do just that. She has put together a 28-day plan that includes juices, green smoothies, and a wide variety of health-enhancing recipes complete with lovely pictures and shopping lists. She also tells you the health benefits certain foods provide as well as their nutritional content. Cherie even helps you plan ahead by showing you how to make a weeks worth of meals in one day. Having the nutritional whole-foods you need ready to eat will help you stay on track.
Recipe & image credit: “The Juice Lady’s Anti-Inflammatory Diet”
Pears contain the phytonutrients that have been shown to provide anti-inflammatory benefits. They have been associated with decreased risk of several common diseases associated with chronic inflammation and excessive oxidative stress.
2–3 kohlrabi leaves
2 ribs of celery
1 cucumber, peeled if not organic
½ lemon, peeled if not organic
Place some green leaves in your juicer; alternate leaves with celery followed by cucumber, pear, lemon. Stir the juice and drink as soon as possible.
About Cherie Calbom
Cherie Calbom, MS, CN is the author of 26 books, including the best-seller “Juicing for Life,” with over 2 million copies sold in the United States and published in 23 countries. She holds a Master of Science degree in nutrition from Bastyr University. She has practiced as a clinical nutritionist at St. Luke Medical Center, Bellevue, Wash., and as a celebrity nutritionist for George Foreman and Richard Simmons. www.juiceladycherie.com