Good for Your Gut: A Plant-Based Digestive Health Guide and Nourishing Recipes for Living Well (Paperback)

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A gut-friendly, plant-based approach to digestive health with delicious recipes you can feel good about eating.

Understanding how our gut impacts our overall well-being has grown to the point that better digestive health is essential for everyone—not just for those with digestive conditions. A well-functioning gut means a healthy body and a healthy life. Registered dietitian Desiree Nielsen explains the gut health and mind-body connection and guides you toward a deeper understanding of what it means to be healthy, with strategies to heal your gut when it’s imbalanced.
 
In Good for Your Gut, you’ll discover how to fuel gut health with anti-inflammatory plant-based foods and lifestyle strategies—from movement to managing stress—for a truly holistic approach to health and wellness. Featuring over 90 beautifully illustrated plant-based recipes created to protect, heal, or soothe your gut, with meal plans for each core area of digestive health. All the recipes are packed with flavour and delicious to eat, even if you don’t have tummy troubles, and are ideal for a healthy plant-forward lifestyle.
 
Inside you’ll find delicious, gut-friendly recipes including:

• Pumpkin Oat Pancakes
• Chickpea Umami Burgers
• Lentil Walnut Loaf
• Sticky Sesame Tofu with Bok Choy
• Spiced Tahini Roasted Squash
• Amazing Seeded Grain-Free Bread
• Matcha Chocolate Cups
• Lemon Olive Oil Cake
 
Along with expert advice and the latest research, Good for Your Gut is packed with information on the best foods to improve your digestion and the most effective ways to support your gut health.

About the Author


DESIREE NIELSEN is a registered dietitian and bestselling author of Eat More Plants. She has been featured in publications such as Best Health, Canadian Living, Chatelaine, Family Circle, SELF, Hello! Canada, People, Parade, Prevention, Eating Well, and on The mindbodygreen Podcast. Desiree appears regularly on local and national television including The Marilyn Denis Show, The Social and Breakfast Television, and is the host of The Allsorts Podcast. She lives in Vancouver, Canada.

Praise For…


“Essential reading for anyone with gut health issues who has wondered ‘What should I eat?’ I will be recommending this beautifully illustrated guide book to my patients.”
—Dr. Alan Desmond, gastroenterologist and author of The Plant-Based Diet Revolution

"Good for Your Gut is an absolute must-read for anyone, regardless of your gut health! This is not youraverage cookbook! Good for Your Gut is filled with invaluable science-based practical information, trustworthy nutrition tips, and nourishing plant-based recipes that will be on repeat to fuel your body with the right stuff.”
—Tori Wesszer, nutritionist, founder of Fraiche Living, and bestselling co-author of Fraiche Foods, Full Hearts

"Desiree’s book is truly a valuable good gut guide and I love her focus on what to eat as opposed to what to avoid or eliminate. Her holistic lifestyle approach provides a solid foundation for positive change to happen and she does it deliciously too!”
—Joy McCarthy, certified holistic nutritionist, bestselling author, and founder of Joyous Health

“Nielsen’s approach supports a slow and easy to embrace pathway to better digestive health. . . . A gutsy cookbook that’s good for you.”
—The Hamilton Spectator

“[A] beautiful, richly hued concoction from Desiree Nielsen.”
—The Washington Post

“. . . Good For Your Gut offers more than 90 plant-based recipes that underscore the importance of eating with digestive health in mind. In addition to offering an assemblage of delicious recipes. . . the book offers insight and information into what exactly your gut does, and what makes it healthy.”
—Vancouver Sun
Product Details
ISBN: 9780735240643
ISBN-10: 0735240647
Publisher: Penguin Canada
Publication Date: May 3rd, 2022
Pages: 320
Language: English

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How To Read More

If you love reading, but for some reason you read less and less, know that everything is fine. It happens.
Our lives today have so many things that distract us - how can we not put books away when all these movies, TV shows, YouTube videos, social networks and endless surfing in online stores are around ...
Yes, it's really hard to resist, but you certainly can!

In this article, we want to share with you some tips to read more often and more successfully.
These are some notes and some practices that we have collected for our SUNDOG BOOKS readers club.
And maybe it will bring more books into your life!

Why do we want/need to read more?

To start reading more, you have to understand why you need it.
And you will be surprised, but your goals can be quite varied:

- for work
If you read a lot on duty, then you definitely need to speed up the process. The logic here is simple: read faster → work faster → more time for books for yourself.

- for education
you need this for your educational career or sometimes you just want to read to learn. And, with all the new alternative ways to gain knowledge (podcasts, online courses and videos), the book still does an excellent job of this task too.

- for self-development
all exercises for increasing speed, one way or another, improve cognition and memory.

- for fun
because good books always = fun!

Book lovers have an additional special goal for reading more often. If you love literature, you will understand what we mean: you want to catch everything - to follow modern literature, and not forget about the classics, look into non-fiction and children's publications. And there’s so much you want to reread! The goals are ambitious, but attainable if you read a lot.

 

And so - How to read more:
We will tell you about the methods that we use ourselves. Perhaps some will suit you as well.

 

15 minutes a day

You've probably already heard this rule: if you want to start a healthy habit, devote 15 minutes a day to it. Once upon a time, we all read irregularly, in jumps and starts. Sometimes we cannot open a book we have begun weeks ago. Therefore, you should decide to create a rule: devote at least 15 minutes a day to reading. Try reading before bed, or maybe during lunchtime, or even when you are having your morning coffee.

You will see progress immediately. You will notice that almost always your 15 minutes will grow into half an hour or more. But the most remarkable thing is that in three weeks your hands themselves will be looking for a book.

 

50 First Pages
This method advises - If the book hasn't hooked you from the first 50 pages, put it aside! Life is too short to read uninteresting books.

It is necessary to change the approach to books. At first it will be hard for you to stop and put the book down. Even if we put the book away, it will seem to reproach us from the shelf, mocking us as quitters. But in the end we should come to one simple thought: if it doesn’t hook your attention, you should not force yourself to read it.

***Fifty pages is not a bad test. Not the most objective, but definitely effective. It helps to determine whether it interests you or not, and whether to spend time on things that do not excite.

 

Reader's Diary

This should be used to improve the quality of reading - to make it more conscious. For starters, it can be a simple notebook with headings:

  • Author
  • Year of publication
  • Main characters
  • Scene
  • Plot
  • Theme
  • Quotes

And, yes, a reader's diary is not a thing about quantity, but about quality. But, it can also motivate. When you open your diary and start looking at quotes (especially quotes), you immediately really want to read.

 

Maybe a Book Bet?
Several people can participate. Members of the betting group can come from friends, family, and also your colleagues. And of course you can set your own rules for participation, but we'll give you a simple example:

Everyone in the group should read and review a book over the course of a month with weekly updates. Anyone who does not finish a review buys the book for all other participants for the next month.

 

Speed Reading

Another effective way to increase the amount you read is speed reading. The logic here is simple - the faster you read, the more books you can enjoy.

*There are many online courses on speed reading, and you can also study on your own using instructional books. But, it is worth noting that this is a serious learning process that will require some effort on your part.

 

Outcome

Reading every day is quite attainable, the main thing is to try to make it a habit.
Sometimes, instead of heading for Facebook, try opening a book and soon you won’t even remember why you needed to wander around social media.
And also - don't forget about audiobooks. They are a cool way to take the load off your eyes sometimes and just immerse yourself in the story. Some books are really strong in voice acting.

 
 
 

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