Saturday, October 8, 2011

Joyful Cooking

It is always a delight to discover a cookbook that speaks to the pleasure of cooking for health--and not just to indulging the eyes and tongue!  It's even better still when the author specifically addresses children's health and ways for parents to improve the food on offer at home.

Joyful Cooking by Joy Feldman is my latest discovery. Though my focus is usually on TCM and Ayurveda, occasionally a Western approach to nutrition is so compelling in its wisdom or simplicity that I veer in that direction. As my first beloved TCM doctor and teacher, Dr. Henry Woo, said, "East plus West is best".

Joy Feldman

 Nearly twenty years ago, Joy Feldman was diagnosed with an autoimmune condition that caused constant fatigue, weakness, and pain. Prescribed powerful medications to treat the symptoms of her condition, Feldman was plagued with horrible side effects that left her feeling even more debilitated. When told that she would just have to live with her illness, Feldman decided to take matters into her own hands and began her own search to improve her health.

When she became acquainted with a physician who had studied with Dr. Paul Eck, the founder of nutritional balancing, Feldman decided to give nutritional balancing a try. After Feldman submitted a sample of her hair for testing, her physician recommended a new diet, along with multiple modalities that would complement her healing. 

Within a few short months, Feldman was off medications and on the road to recovery. Several months later, her blood tests showed normal results, and within a year, Feldman was back to feeling like herself. According to Feldman, “After the terrible onslaught of pain and exhaustion I had experienced for so long, I could never have dreamed that a recovery so quick, and so complete, was even possible. Every day, I was encouraged by feeling more energetic, experiencing less pain, and by seeing and feeling constant progress and improvement.”

         Feldman’s recovery prompted her to consider health as a new career path, and she went back to school and began post-graduate training in Nutrition, pursued a Masters Degree in Holistic Nutrition, earned a certificate in Bio-chemical Nutritional Balancing Science and completed Advanced Training in Biochemical Nutritional Balancing Science. Having successfully launched her own pursuit of good health, Feldman says she felt inspired to help others and created Joyful Cooking in the Pursuit of Good Health. Based on the science of nutritional balancing, Joyful Cooking in the Pursuit of Good Health operates on a simple premise: we are what we eat.

         An incredible volume dedicated to the pursuit of good health through nutrition, Joyful Cooking in the Pursuit of Good Health is a comprehensive guide to total healing and restoring balance both to the body and the mind. Beau-tifully illustrated and engagingly written, Joyful Cooking in the Pursuit of Good Health is essential reading for anyone who wants to improve health and vitality.

Resplendent with fascinating facts, and enlightening expert insights, Joyful Cooking in the Pursuit of Good Health includes over 100 healthy and delicious recipes, including: pesto cheese dip, Mexican scrambled eggs, Indian chicken and cauliflower, succulent roasted chicken, minty lamb with lemon, autumn vegetable soup, sinfully delicious lentils and tomatoes, and pump- kin pie. Moreover, Joyful Cooking in the Pursuit of Good Health includes kid- friendly recipes designed to tantalize even the pickiest palate, such as: her bed eggs in a blanket, tortilla cigars, cinnamon carrots, twisted blue tacos, divine spaghetti pie, and dozens more.

         Much more than a cookbook, Joyful Cooking in the Pursuit of Good Health is a comprehensive wellness guide that contains: groundbreaking information on Nutritional Balancing Science; the best foods for improved health; eating tips for expectant mothers; healthy eating for children; living with a sensible, individualized nutrient-rich diet; safe, healthy, and natural weight loss; suggestions for healthy refrigerator, pantry, and spice rack staples; optimal cooking methods for a wide variety of foods, and more.

Joy Feldman,N.C., JD | Author of Joyful Cooking in the Pursuit of Good Health | Inspiring you to Make Changes | Empowering you with Nutritional Education | Hors d'oeuvres of Hope~ with a serving of hope, anything is possible |401.855.8800| | 

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