A Must Read – 21 Day Weight Loss Kickstart

I love this book.

Everyone should read it.

This book, by Dr. Neal Barnard, will teach you how to lower your cholesterol, lower your blood pressure, reduce or eliminate your chance of heart disease and possibly even cure yourself from diabetes.  I love this book it truly could save your life.

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In this book Dr. Neal Barnard helps you to understand the value of a plant based diet.  He then teaches you how to make an easy transition and then into a nutrition plan.  I have made several of the recipes in this book and they have been great.


The Secrets of People Who Never Get Sick

As I am reading the book, “The Secrets of People Who Never Get Sick,” my yougest daughter walks up and reads the title to herself and says, “Mom, I want to know secrets.”  Just as a child, we all want in on secrets.  In this very interesting book you get a peak at some of the usual and bizaar claims that people have of why they never get sick.

The author, Gene Stone, did a fantastic job of taking each of these secrets and filling the reader in with how some of these secrets came about. One such secret was the use of Garlic.  He gives the story of the person who daily uses garlic and then gives medical and statistical facts to agree or disagree with the secret of garlic.  I love that he looks at each secret from multiple directions.

I was encouraged that I already partake in several of the secrets, but then again I have not been sick in quite some time.  I would have to agree they work.  I too liked finding some of the activities that I already am involved in and learning more about there history and why it is so good for you, such as in the chapter on Yoga.

A few of the secrets have to do with food.  Those who hold the secret were kind enough to share some of their recipes with us.  As a vegan I just had to try the recipe from the chapter on plant based diets.  I was not disappointed.  The recipe was from Rip Esselstyn who co-wrote with Gene Stone the Engine 2 Diet.  A bit different, the recipe was for a Sweet Potato Lasagna (sorry, not sharing the recipe, you have to get the book).  Yum!  Of course I had to take a few pictures.

The Lasagna was topped with roma tomatoes and cashews, so good.

A very good recipe that I intend to make again.

I really enjoyed “The Secrets of People Who Never Get Sick,” and seeing what others do to stay healthy.  A general trend among those that shared there secrets were they all lived active lifestyles and overall ate a healthy diet.  Then of course was there secret they added on top.

A very interesting, well written book.   Their is so much more I would love to tell you about “The Secrets of People Who Never Get Sick,” but you would enjoy reading the book so much more. To order or learn more about the book go to  http://secretsofpeople.com/