I’ve been meaning to sit down and write a review for this book over the past couple days, but every time I pick it up to bring it with me to my computer, I find myself sitting down with it and reading more and more.
Ever since my girls were little, my husband and I have tried really hard to have a natural approach to common sicknesses and issues in our family. That doesn’t mean that we never go to the doctor, but it does mean that when someone got sick or there were health issues that came about, we always went the holistic or natural cure way first.
is one book I would have LOVED to have in my arsenal back than, but I’m thankful I have now.
So much of our food knowledge is given to us in all these individual pieces. We watch something on TV or read something in an article but don’t know how to piece it all together.
Food Cures is written in such a way that it’s like having a one on one consultation with a professional nutritionist right in your home. Joy wants to show you how that our love hate relationship with food can be conquered by just putting the pieces of the food puzzle together.
I truly enjoyed Joy’s down to earth, simple way of explaining our issues with food.
“ We buy the ‘skinny jeans’ for the body we want to have, but then eat the comfort foods because those skinny jeans don’t fit anything but our dreams. Love/Hate – two sides of the same sneaky cookie” ~ Joy Bauer
Food Cures is a take home script from your very own personal nutritionist.
A focused four-step program that spells out everything you need to know to think and eat just like a nutritionist.
It’s not a sure thing – because Joy explains “ I’m only as good as my clients’ follow through”.. so if you want it to work.. she’s here to help.
With VERY encouraging words and TONS of wonderful knowledge, Food Cures contains 6 parts of treating common health concerns and helping you look younger and live longer.
Part One – Welcome to My Office
- Welcome to My Office
- Think like a Nutritionist
Part Two- Losing Weight
- Weight Lost
Part Three – Looking Great
- Beautiful Skin
- Healthy Hair
- Feeding a Beautiful Smile
Part Four – Living Long and Strong
- Cardiovascular Disease
- Type 2 Diabetes
- Cataracts and Macular Degeneration
Part Five – Feeling Good
- Migraine Headaches
- Premenstrual Syndrome
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Celiac Disease
Part Six – Smooth Sailing
- Decoding a Nutritional Label
- Joy’s Food Picks
I struggle with insomnia quiet a bit and was thrilled to have the four step program to walk me through.
- Step 1 – Start with the basics – general information to help promote sleep
- Step 2 – My Ultimate Grocery List – foods that will help promote sleep
- Step 3 – Going above and beyond – additional things to try
- Step 4 – Meal Plans – delicious menus and recipes that will help promote sleep
This book is PACKED with great information.
And make sure you check out her web site Joy Bauer.com Food Cures for LOTS more info and great information!
Check her out on the Today show too!!
I LOVE this clip Summer Coffee drinks! Yum!
A little about the author:
Joy Bauer MS, RD, is America’s favorite and most trusted nutrition expert. Her mission is to improve the health of our nation; she believes it’s never too late or too early to reap the benefits of healthy living.
As the nutrition and health expert for The TODAY Show, Joy shares reliable, practical, and straightforward advice that helps millions of Americans eat better and lead healthier, more fulfilling lives. She also hosts the program’s popular bi–weekly series called the “Joy Fit Club,” which celebrates determined people who have lost and kept off 100 pounds or more through diet and exercise alone. Joy’s other ongoing series include Joy’s Diet S.O.S., Joy’s Kitchen Rescue and Joy’s Healthy Food Finds.
The author of multiple New York Time bestsellers, Joy’s most recent cookbook is titled Slim & Scrumptious. Packed with more than 75 easy–to–make family–friendly recipes, the book helps adults and kids eat healthier from morning ‘til night. Plus, Joy offers tips, tools, and techniques that save you time and money in the kitchen, so you can put together quick, affordable meals without compromising on taste or nutrition.
Joy’s other New York Times bestseller titles include Your Inner Skinny and Joy Bauer’s Food Cures. (A revised and updated version of Food Cures will be available in August 2011.) In addition to authoring several books, Joy is the nutrition expert and contributing editor to PARADE and PARADE HealthyStyle magazines, as well as a contributing editor and monthly columnist to Woman’s Day magazine. As Yahoo’s nutrition expert, Joy provides the latest nutrition, health, food and diet–related information to millions of their online subscribers.
In addition, Joy is the nutritionist for the New York City Ballet and American Ballet Theatre, as well as an associate faculty member at Columbia University. Joy also founded and ran of one of the largest, most advanced nutrition centers in the country for close to two decades.
Joy received her Bachelor degree in Kinesiological Sciences from the University of Maryland and a master of science in nutrition from New York University. At the beginning of her career, Joy completed a five–year post as Director of Nutrition and Fitness for the "Heart-Smart Kids Program" — a program that she developed for the Mount Sinai Medical Center’s Department of Pediatric Cardiology in New York City. Joy also served as nutrition consultant for the Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, where she designed and supervised their ongoing research in eating disorders and weight management. Furthermore, Joy served as the clinical nutritionist with the neurosurgical team at Mount Sinai Medical Center and taught anatomy & physiology and sports nutrition at New York University’s School of Continuing Education. She was also the exclusive nutritionist for New York University’s faculty, students, and athletes.
Joy lives in New York with her husband, Ian, her daughters Jesse and Ayden Jane, and her son Cole.
Joys Professional Affiliations:
American Dietetic Association: Registered Dietitian
Associate — Columbia University
New York State Certified Dietitian–Nutritionist
American Dietetic Association: Sports & Cardiovascular Nutritionist Group
American Dietetic Association: Pediatric Practice Group