Eat to Beat Alzheimer's offers a practical guide and an empowering tool to bring nourishing, healthful, and delicious food into the lives of people concerned about Alzheimer's and other cognitive problems. Almost 9 million people in the U.S. suffer from Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia, and the toll is rapidly increasing. This book will appeal to everyone concerned about dementia and memory loss in either themselves or a loved one.
Recent research makes clear that the impact of aging on the brain can be reduced by simple diet and lifestyle modifications. The delicious food choices and easy-to-prepare recipes in this book are based on the latest findings showing that they can help slow the progression of Alzheimer's and other conditions like it, or prevent them entirely.
Readers will gain the knowledge and tools to take charge of their health by incorporating tasty, healing foods into their diet. The information in this cookbook will be as relevant and useful 20 years from now as it is today. And the recipes will still be just as delicious.
Francie Healey's guest post: How to Eat Clean in Today’s Busy World
"There is a myth that eating healthy is too hard. Unfortunately the result of this myth is that many people who want to try, don’t even begin. Myths that perpetuate overwhelm, or lack (“I just can’t do it”) are not serving us.
Consider a simple formula for your meals. That each time you eat you are providing your body with energy to sustain you until the next meal. Each meal, even snacks, should contain high quality protein, fat, and fiber.
Proteins can be from any number of sources. Organic, grass-fed meats, pasture-raised eggs, nuts or nut butters, and legumes can all be fine sources. The majority of our meal should aim to be vegetables, which provide the body with vitamin and mineral content, as well as fiber. Fiber is critical for digestive health, playing key roles in maintaining a good microbiome.
And fat brings many benefits to brain health, overall hormone health, not to mention satiety. Quality fats include olive oil, coconut oil, avocado, fish, lard, butter, and eggs. Making the effort to change some habits around how we eat is the key to eating clean in today’s busy world. Taking a moment to put some lettuce, avocado, lemon wedges, and olives in a lunch bag or cooler with a portable container of olive oil takes only minutes. Adding in nuts or canned fish and some sea salt completes the meal.
Making extra for dinners provides leftovers for quick breakfasts or lunches. Rethinking our ideas around these meals is important. Breakfast can be soup, or leftover dinner, or green smoothies. Thinking past the sandwich for lunch expands our options tremendously.
While you begin to rethink and get creative with your meals, the opportunity arises to check in more carefully with what does work for you. Do you need a heartier breakfast than you’ve been giving yourself? In fact, a heartier breakfast may sustain you for much longer, deleting the need for sugar or caffeine to push through the late morning crash.
You may discover that nuts aren’t as satisfying as meat, or broth. Or you may need slightly more carbohydrates (sweet potatoes, plantains) than you’ve allowed. Meeting yourself in the moment can elicit information for what your body needs in its desire for vitality. And this dialogue with yourself, listening and responding, will guide and motivate your instincts for what to eat.
Overall, eating clean is simple, yet delicious. Over complicating this task is a distraction to moving into action. Change is required, and perhaps some social discomfort at first. In the end though, you will have rekindled a respectful relationship with your body and your intuition, which lays a very strong foundation for long-term health. Consider that it is possible, and affordable. Experiment and learn, there is no need to have it mastered at the first go. This is all a process and an evolution. We are all still learning. And it is essential for our wellbeing that we take back our power, from the food industries and media, and make choices based in an advocacy for our own health. The more we choose to do so, the more we create self-worth and self-knowledge. These tools pave the way forward into a place of true healing and happiness."
Eat to Beat Alzheimer's is available
on Amazon & Barnes and Noble
Paperback: 200 pages
Publisher: Terra Nova Books (June 30, 2016)
Amazon Link: click here
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So goes the summer!
It's not really a "Manic Monday" but I like this song and it reminds me of singing into my curling iron with my childhood friend, Von. A fun song and happy memories. Anyway, this is a Monday of getting things organized, making plans, setting goals, and getting-r-done!
Yikes, just realized this blog didn't post last week, and this Monday is a holiday, so it's publishing two weeks late. LOL (This means "Laughing Out Loud" for non-texters) Oops...I hope you still enjoy it today. The summer is half over by the time this posts. Oh well...
In this tour, we invite bloggers to post on the same date, in this case, July 6, on the topic of "Finding Love in Unimaginable Places," one of the themes in Once Upon a Lie. You can be as creative as your want--post essays, photos, poetry, or any other thoughts on this topic.
Bloggers have the creative freedom to share a story or picture about finding love in an unimaginable place. I could talk about how I knew my husband as my friend's-brother's-best friend and knowing the day when I looked at him and told my friend, Von, I'm going to marry him one day. We both laughed, yet, here we are twenty-three years later happily married.
I could express how much I loved our kittens after we found them in my aunt's barn. For me to love a cat is unimaginable, but now I'm hooked, so much so that although our two older cats are gone, we let our daughter get a kitten and she is a great addition to the family.
But there is ONE Unimaginable place we can find Love...at the foot of the cross! For some, this is the easiest thing to visualize but for others I sound like I'm talking a foreign language, right? If you feel beaten down, depressed, discouraged, overwhelmed, discouraged, and just plain yucky then the most unimaginable place you will find love through faith and a relationship with Jesus. Plain and simple. John says it best, "Dear children, let’s not merely say that we love each other; let us show the truth by our actions." 1 John 3:18
I haven't read Michael French's book, I know as much as you after reading the "about the book" section below. So I don't have a personal recommendation or word of warning, I do have the most unimaginable place to find love though...with God, at the feet of Jesus.
About the Book:
Twelve-year-old Jaleel Robeson is on the run after the police in his tiny Texas town try to frame him for the death of his father. A world away, Alexandra “Alex” Baten is growing up amid all the material comforts a wealthy Los Angeles lawyer can provide. One day, a simple cup of lemonade unites their lives, leading to a maze of adultery and murder that shatters Alex’s youthful innocence and Jaleel’s struggle to reshape his life.
While the forces of the law try to unravel the mysterious death―or at least find a scapegoat―the two youths see the trajectories of their lives entwine, unravel, and come together again. Justice, Alex learns, can be a strange and nebulous thing, easily enmeshed in webs of loyalty and betrayal. Justice, Jaleel finds, can be a powerful―but dangerous―rock on which to build a life of honor and courage.
As their stories play out over the years in cities far apart, best-selling author Michael French fills the world of Alex and Jaleel with a cast of vivid characters both supporting and threatening their efforts to build a life that “works” amid the expectancies of others and their own conflicting drives.
About the Author:
A graduate of Stanford University with a degree in English and of Northwestern University with a master’s in journalism, Michael French is the author of twenty-four books: adult and young adult fiction, art criticism, biographies, adaptations, and gender studies. A native of Los Angeles, he also is a successful businessman, an avid high-altitude mountain trekker, a world traveler to developing countries, an activist, and, with his wife, Patricia, a philanthropist raising money for programs aiding teachers in Santa Fe, N.M., public schools, which are some of the most challenged in the country.
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I've visited Leon's Farm Market many times for mulch and our lawn looks so much better. I borrowed my father's clippers and trimmed tree branches and a couple bushes, mowing just became easier and less of threat when you forget to duck. The fire pit my parents gifted us last summer is now surrounded by stone and mulch, a beautiful addition to the back lawn. My mom would be happy.
There are still hours to spend outside but I've already accomplished more in three days than I did all of last summer. Last summer developed into a journey we hadn't planned yet instead of worrying about the lawns and to-do-lists, we dedicated time to each other and putting first things first. No one knew as the fireworks lit the sky last summer, it would be my mom's last summer with us. I'm thankful we embraced the time we had and let the little things go, after all landscaping and trimming is truly a little thing compared to time and memory making with our families, isn't it?
Instead of hiding in the coolness of our home and missing my Mom, I got out and "puttered" as we call it in our family. This type of activity is what kept my mom going and brought her joy. She enjoyed doing it herself and stopping down to see the progress I was making. I found much peace, relaxation, & refreshment busting a sweat and restoring life and hope to our lawn. It was the face lift our lawn deserved and the restoration I needed.
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