Dec/Jan 2013

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Living Without's Favorite Books: Dine like a Caveman

Diane Sanfilippo, a certified nutrition consultant specializing in gastrointestinal and blood sugar issues, has penned an important book on the Paleolithic diet. Practical Paleo: A Customized Approach to Health and a Whole Foods Lifestyle (Victory Belt) gives the why’s and how-to’s of consuming only real foods—those available before the dawn of agriculture, meaning no grains, legumes, pasteurized dairy, etc.   More...

Living Without's Favorite Books: A Weighty Subject

Are you trying to shed pounds but find yourself binging on nutritionally stripped processed foods loaded with sugar and calories? Pick up The Science of Skinny; Start Understanding Your Body’s Chemistry—And Stop Dieting Forever (DaCapo Life Long) by Dee McCaffrey. An organic chemist and nutritionist who lost 100 pounds after overcoming her own food addictions, McCaffrey examines the physiological lure of junk food and explains the science behind why we often “can’t eat just one.”   More...

Living Without's Favorite Books: Low-Guilt Baking

Just in time for your holiday baking, famed breadmaker Peter Reinhart teams with Denene Wallace (a baking expert who’s gluten intolerant and has type 2 diabetes) to offer fabulous desserts and baked goods for those needing to nix gluten and sugar—and the guilt. The Joy of Gluten-Free, Sugar-Free Baking, 80 Low-Carb Recipes That Offer Solutions for Celiac Disease, Diabetes, and Weight Loss (10 Speed Press) creatively uses nut and seed flours to boost the nutrient and protein content, not to mention the taste, of your favorite bakery items.   More...

Living Without's Favorite Books: Yes, You Can

Even with special dietary needs, you can enjoy delicious, nutrient-dense, satisfying foods. Dawn Allen shows you how (and how easy) in her book, Culinary Creativity, Let Your Restrictions Set You Free (Dawn’s Animal Connection).   More...