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Welcome to the official Sirt Food Diet - the revolutionary way to lose 7lb in 7 days. Add healthy Sirt foods to your diet for effective and sustained weight loss, incredible energy and glowing health. Switch on your body's fat-burning powers, supercharge weight loss and help stave off disease with this easy-to-follow diet developed by the experts in nutritional medicine who proved the impact of Sirtfoods. Dark chocolate, coffee, kale - these are all foods that activate sirtuins and switch on the so-called 'skinny gene' pathways in the body. These are the same pathways more commonly activated by fasting and exercise - meaning they help the body to burn fat, increase muscle and improve health. Based on trials that showed an increase in lean muscle, as well as consistent weight loss of 7lbs over the course of just one week, The Sirtfood Diet is revolutionizing sports nutrition and healthy eating. Written by the nutritional experts behind those trials, and the only book rooted in their scientific research, The Sirtfood Diet gives you: - a simple, healthy way of eating for weight loss - inspirational case studies - delicious, easy-to-make recipes - a maintenance plan for prolonged success TV chef Lorraine Pascale, heavyweight champion boxer David Haye, model Jodie Kidd and The America's Cup team team GB leader Sir Ben Ainslie have all discovered the secret power of Sirtfoods. The Sirtfood Diet is a diet of inclusion not exclusion, and Sirtfoods are widely available and affordable for all. This is a diet that encourages you to pick up your knife and fork, and enjoy eating delicious healthy food while seeing the health and weight-loss benefits. Pioneers of the 'modern day medicine movement', advocating the need to complement medical intervention with nutrition and lifestyle changes, Aidan Goggins and Glen Matten both hold Master's Degrees in Nutritional Medicine and are recognized authorities on nutrition and health. www.aidangoggins.com @Aidan_Goggins www.glenmatten.com @glenmatten
Finally a diet that can promise to put a smile on your face - and not just because you're not forced to live on salads. Lowri Turner's revolutionary weight-loss approach will improve your dieting experience and make it less likely that you will give up and go back to your old eating habits. A side-effect of most diets is to starve the body of 'happy' hormones such as serotonin that actually help you to stay slim. Drawing from the latest scientific research, S Factor Diet explains how a lack of certain hormones can actually increase your appetite, and cause cravings to soar and your body's natural fat burning process to dwindle. Forget measly breakfasts and unsatisfying dinners - this book shows you how to lose weight while still enjoying hearty meals, full of well-balanced and hormone-boosting ingredients. Kick off your day with Blueberry Pancake Stacks, tuck into a Chapatti Wrap with Chicken Tikka & Raita for lunch and enjoy Goats' Cheese, Rocket & Pesto Pizza for dinner. And you don't even have to deny yourself a sweet treat - indulge in a Lemon Cheesecake for a delicious dessert or a chocolate snack before you go to bed. The S Factor Diet provides questionnaires to help you identify which of your hormones may be causing you to gain weight. Once you've worked out where the problem lies, you can follow the 14-day food plan and see the weight start to drop off in just two weeks! With more than 80 recipes to help boost your hormones naturally, this book will show you how to shed that excess weight easily - and keep it off for good.
Whether you're training for a marathon, a half-marathon, an ultra-distance event or just looking to improve your parkrun time, what you eat makes all the difference. This is the ultimate nutrition guide and cookbook for runners, packed with easy, delicious recipes and practical eating advice on how to prepare for 5k, 10k, half-marathons, marathons and ultra-races.
Love it or hate it this notorious dating handbook has been bought by millions of women and is women's answer to equally 'marmite' book for men The Rules of the Game. Refreshingly blunt, and according to countless testimonials, astonishingly effective, and at times hilarious, THE RULES shows women who is a keeper and how to get 'a ring on it', if that is what they want.
What I particularly like about Clare Shaw’s book are firstly the detailed pages on nutrition and the consideration of diet and what to eat at different stages of cancer, the eating problems that can occur and how to enjoy food as much as possible while eating a healthy and nourishing diet. Secondly there is the emphasis on sharing food, the patient not having to eat a separate diet, there are recipes here that all can enjoy so the pleasures of the table and eating with family and friends can continue through treatment. Lots of ideas too, on preparing food ahead for days when the effort is too much, all in all it’s a wise book for any cancer sufferer – and just as important, 50% of the royalties from the sale of the book go to supporting the Royal Marsden Cancer Charity. Like for Like Reading Eating for Better Health, Jane Plant and Gillian Tidey Nourish: The Cancer Care cookbook, Penny Brohn and Christine Bailey
An immensely doable healthy eating book, the recipes are short on preparation but high on nutrition - quick and easy family meals. Unlike many healthy eating books this is low on “weird” ingredients, Sally Bee is well aware that eating seaweed is just not going to cut the mustard when you’re trying to tempt a child into eating well. Losing weight isn’t the aim of the book but following Sally Bee will definitely trim the waistline without leaving you feeling deprived.
Eating more raw food ensures a vitamin and nutrient rich diet. It helps you detox, gain energy and by pruning your diet of all the cooked “nasties” means weight loss too. Ideal for beginners, Christine Bailey’s guide includes advice, plans, guidance on what to eat with a range of simple, fast recipes to help you achieve greater health and fitness.
You can eliminate anxiety, worry and negativity from your life - that's what The Promise is all about. It's powerful, inspiring and revolutionary program that will turn all your negative thoughts into feelings of positivity and wellbeing. It's a change you will feel in every part of your life and one your friends, family and colleagues will see. Soon you'll begin to live the life you've always wanted. That's The Promise.
August 2011 Non-Fiction Book of the Month. We love this book from 30 year meditation expert Sharon Salzberg. No Religion, no navel gazing, just 20 minutes a day to transform your outlook on the world. The guide is easy to follow, especially with the CD included… what are you waiting for.
Fitness trainer to a host of busy people including actors, TV presenters and politicians, Jon Denoris has created a series of exercises and routines, most of which can be carried out almost anywhere: in the home, at work or outdoors. Hardly any of them require any equipment. Dumbbells and a medicine ball will come in useful for a few of the exercises, and also a stability ball, but that is all. So the exercises can even be done on holiday and can be adapted to work with stand-in equipment. Hence the title The Pop-up Gym: a fitness programme you can take with you wherever you go.
A distillation of prescriptions given – and taken – on William Sieghart’s online Poetry Pharmacy. No harm to be got from these prescriptions, instead there is comfort, love, advice and experience aplenty. I was immediately taken by the poems of Hafiz, a C14 Persian poet, short sublime poems, had to google to find more so a poets index would have been useful. As anthologies such as this are useful springboards, short author biographies would too have been welcomed. Overall though, a calming collection of words for troubled souls and lovely to have a cloth bound book to treasure. ~ Sue Baker Like for Like Reading: Staying Alive: Real Poems for Unreal Times by Neil Astley The Novel Cure: An A to Z of Literary Remedies by Ella Berthoud and Susan Elderkin
Most of us have heard of gluten - a protein found in wheat that causes widespread inflammation in the body. Americans spend billions of dollars on gluten-free diets in an effort to protect their health. But what if we've been missing the root of the problem? In The Plant Paradox, renowned cardiologist Dr. Steven Gundry reveals that gluten is just one variety of a common, and highly toxic, plant-based protein called lectin. Lectins are found not only in grains like wheat but also in the "gluten-free" foods most of us commonly regard as healthy, including many fruits, vegetables, nuts, beans, and conventional dairy products. These proteins, which are found in the seeds, grains, skins, rinds, and leaves of plants, are designed by nature to protect them from predators (including humans). Once ingested, they incite a kind of chemical warfare in our bodies, causing inflammatory reactions that can lead to weight gain and serious health conditions. At his waitlist-only clinics in California, Dr. Gundry has successfully treated tens of thousands of patients suffering from autoimmune disorders, diabetes, leaky gut syndrome, heart disease, and neurodegenerative diseases with a protocol that detoxes the cells, repairs the gut, and nourishes the body. Now, in The Plant Paradox, he shares this clinically proven program with listeners around the world. The simple (and daunting) fact is, lectins are everywhere. Thankfully, Dr. Gundry offers simple hacks we easily can employ to avoid them, including: Peel your veggies. Most of the lectins are contained in the skin and seeds of plants; simply peeling and de-seeding vegetables (like tomatoes and peppers) reduces their lectin content. Shop for fruit in season. Fruit contain fewer lectins when ripe, so eating apples, berries, and other lectin-containing fruits at the peak of ripeness helps minimize your lectin consumption. Swap your brown rice for white. Whole grains and seeds with hard outer coatings are designed by nature to cause digestive distress - and are full of lectins. With a full list of lectin-containing foods and simple substitutes for each, a step-by-step detox and eating plan, and delicious lectin-free recipes, The Plant Paradox illuminates the hidden dangers lurking in your salad bowl - and shows you how to eat whole foods in a whole new way.
We all need a little direction sometimes and this section is crammed full of great ideas for ways of improving your outlook, in all aspects of your wellbeing. Help from the shelf. From tips for good nutrition and taking care of your body (Optimism: Reflections on a Life of Action by Bob Brown) to coping with all the emotional situations in life, relationships, bereavements, stress, depression (Mind Whispering: A New Map to Freedom from Self-defeating Emotional Habits by Tara Bennett-Goleman). Discover the potential you have for being the ‘you’ you’ve always wanted to be or the ‘you’ you had no idea was in there.
Take a look at our monthly recommendations to find exactly what you’re looking for. Bear in mind though (and even ‘body and spirit’ too …), that just ‘reading’ them may not be enough. There’ll be homework!