I love the guidebook/ cookbook “Practical Paleo” by Diane Sanfilippo.
It is much more than just a cookbook. The book does a great job communicating how food is digested and how the quality of this digestion impacts our health. For those of us who like to learn with a good set of companion pictures and diagrams, they are there. It was also the first book that I read in which I could easily visualize how my body may be reacting to the food I eat. There is a section that describes:
- the function of each organ
- what can do wrong
- how to fix it
There is also a section called the “Poop Pageant“. She describes how our bowels provide a barometer for our digestive health. This is what clued me into having a food intolerance.
The first half of the book contains 30 day meal plans to treat health problems such as autoimmune conditions, blood-sugar recovery, cancer recovery…and the list goes on.
The second half of the book provides a number of tasty recipes such as “Spaghetti Squash Bolognese”, “Lemon & Artichoke Chicken”,and “Grain-free Porridge”.
For those of you who are interested in a great starter book on how food and digestion impact health, I highly recommend this one!
Also, check out Diane’s blog: Balanced Bites.