Book Reviews

Nourishing Traditions

Nourishing Traditions

I bought this book when I was a student at Wellpark College in New Zealand. It was 2001, I had fled the U.S. of A in 1999 after working for Clean Water Action and reading several books about the amount of genetically modified foods being unwittingly consumed in America. I was taking classes on nutrition. I had just completed a certificate course with the Institute of Optimum Nutrition in UK and was unsatisfied by the conflicting information various groups promoted.

Nourishing Traditions is in a certain sense equivalent to The Joy of Cooking which is a book home-cookers have relied on for years. It has comprehensive information about all the food groups and also brings attention to the importance of conscious cooking and the transmutive powers that cooking with love and respecting where the food comes from has on healing our bodies.

Revisiting Women Who Run With the Wolves

Revisiting Women Who Run With the Wolves

Women Who Run with the Wolves by Clarissa Pinkola Estes, PhD Medicinal Stories that Nourish the Soul A culture that requires harm to one's soul in order to follow the culture's proscriptions is a very sick culture indeed. This culture can be the one a women lives in, but more damning yet, it ca ...

Burmese Cuisine

Burmese Cuisine

An Introduction to Myanmar Cuisine by Ma Thanegi I had a great opportunity to meet Ma Thanegi, the amazing lady who authored this book, while in Myanmar (Burma). She is full of the spirit of adventure and has had some amazing experiences in her travels that she shares with vibrant energy. S ...

Hypoglycemia

Hypoglycemia

Hypoglycemia: A Better Approach By Dr. Paavo Airola (1977) I know you might be thinking "Why not choose something more up to date?" Dr. Paavo Airola was addressing a conditions that most other Doctors were ignoring or attacking, at that time. I found this book a very interesting read wi ...