AUTHOR: Ocean Robbins
PUBLISHER: Grand Central Publishing
PUB. YEAR: 2019
RATING - 4.5/5
I've never been much of a meat eater with the exception of an occasional burger and turkey on Thanksgiving. I prefer pasta dishes, soups and every type of veggie. I often thought it would be easy for me to become a vegetarian but, I just never took the plunge.
I borrowed this book from the library and was intrigued after listening to the first few chapters on audio. So I decided to order the print edition realizing that there was lots of info I'd like to highlight and refer back to afterward.
The book is written by the vegan grandson of the founder of Baskin Robbins ice cream. So much of what he writes just made sense and the book has also been promoted by people like: Dr. Dean Ornish, Dr. Mark Hyman, Paul McCartney and several others.
If you are interested in healing your body, losing extra weight and freeing yourself of toxic foods this book provides some easy enough to follow guidelines.
The book is divided into (4) parts -- 1) Detoxify, 2) Nourish, 3) Gather and 4) Transform.
- Detoxify - discusses what foods to eliminate (think all processed foods) from our diet and our shelves.
- Nourish - discusses how to go about fueling our bodies to beat breast cancer and heal your gut by focusing on healthy super foods.
- Gather - discusses the social aspects of food and how lonely people are often negatively impacted by poor food choices as opposed to people who are socially involved.
- Transform - educates us as to how to be part of the solution by choosing organic foods and making our food choices cruelty free.
I the book was well-organized with great ideas for changing your eating habits bit by bit. I learned several interesting things and, I was surprised to learn that eating a high-protein after age 50 just might contribute to cancer and, how eating lots of greens can ward off dementia. The book does not promote a specific diet, it's not preachy and it includes some pretty easy and delicious sounding recipes as well. I really liked this book a lot and, I have already taken steps to purge my pantry and restock it with healthier alternatives as I get ready for beginning the 31-day challenge.