Sunday, 15 June 2008

Book ~ "Eat, Drink, and Be Gorgeous" (2007) Esther Blum

From ~It's quite possible to have your cake and eat it too, argues dietitian-nutritionist Blum in this bubbly, vivacious approach to living well the healthy way. Avoiding dietary absolutes and encouraging readers to make gradual changes in their eating habits rather than drastic ones (which are often hard to keep up), Blum's sensible guide is sure to resonate with young women. She makes compelling arguments for choosing organic foods, going so far as to list the top 12 most contaminated fruits and vegetables, and extols the virtues of grass-fed meat and dairy. An informative chapter detailing alcohol's specific effects on women (including calorie counts for a long list of beers and cocktails) enable readers to make the most of their nights out without paying for it later. Troubleshooting suggestions offer relief from the symptoms of everything from hangovers and herpes to smoking cessation and premenstrual discomfort. Rounded out with chapters on dietary supplements and depression, as well as a Q&A for frequently asked queries, "What kind of prepared foods (i.e., frozen dinners) are actually good for me?", Blum's guidebook complete guide to women's health is an encouraging, smart and sisterly volume that deserves a place alongside other trusted go-to resources.

A quick entertaining read. I thought it would be focused on just on diet but it covered a wide variety of topics and ailments and how to deal with them nutritionally.

This is a good book to have handy.


Blog said...

Looks very chic! Love that.... :) I'll have to take a look. Thanks for the reco!

Teena in Toronto said...

I thought of you when I read it, Haley!