I was introduced to this book by a good friend of mine whose husband had suffered with digestive problems for several years and her daughters had food allergies that affected their behavior in a very negative way. She had tried everything and told me that applying the information in this book changed their lives. The entire family is now healthier than they have ever been. The pain and discomfort, feelings of depression, lack of attention span and other symptoms have disappeared. I know her to be a careful thinker and wonderful homemaker so I listened to her advice and bought the book. My own husband has suffered with digestive problems for two years now and has tried just about everything as well, plus I love books that promote a natural, simple lifestyle.
The authors explain how to prepare vegetables and whole grains ahead of time through a simple soaking process or fermentation so that they are not so hard on our digestive system--the same process that people all over the world used for centuries, but has been lost to our culture only recently. They also explain how to draw out the maximum amount of nutrients in the cooking process. I found this information to be very helpful. If you have colonitis, celiac disease, gluten sensitivity, food allergies, heartburn or any other digestive problem, then this book should especially appeal to you. If you are concerned about your diet and want to eat healthier, then this book is for you, as well. It is very large because it is actually a cookbook and nutritional book in one volume. I am currently trying out the recipes on my family. It’s been a nice change for us. (By the way, we only made these dietary changes six weeks ago and already my husband feels much better)
I would say that this book is not for the casual reader as it is a pretty serious read but I guarantee that it will jolt your views on nutrition and give you new ‘food for thought.’
A = You MUST have this book in your library!
B= This is a very good book. Would be a nice addition to your library.
C= A straw in the haystack, but certainly NOT the needle.
D= Good fire starter.