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Old 02-23-2020, 06:20 PM
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My husband and I are in our late 40s, and in the past year or so we've both had to get on medication for various things; high blood pressure, gout, gerd.

I know that food can be used as medicine, and we both would like to eat healthier; not to lose weight, but to hopefully keep other medication at bay as we age.

Do you have any book suggestions that could help us with this? Maybe some websites?

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Old 02-23-2020, 06:21 PM
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My insurance will pay for nutrition classes.
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Old 02-23-2020, 06:36 PM
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The site 100 Days of Real Food might be helpful.
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Old 02-23-2020, 07:17 PM
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the best things you can eat by David Grotto is set up with chapters like
*8 best foods for controlling cholesterol
*Top 6 foods to control you blood pressure
*5 best foods to slow down aging
and so on. It explains how the foods are helpful and how many are helpful for more than one thing.

How Not to Die by Michael Greger kinda is set up the opposite:
*How not to die of heart disease
*How not to die of brain disease
and so on.

How Not to Die is plant based foods because that is what the science shows to be best in preventing the diseases according to Dr. Greger (he provides a lot of proof). The best things you can eat includes all foods but focuses on the healthy ones in each group.
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Old 02-23-2020, 08:48 PM
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Whole Foods Plant Based is the way to go.
How Not to Die is a good book.
Look for Forks Over Knives on Instagram, YouTube, and other social media.


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Here is a good article in my humble opinion
Old 02-23-2020, 08:57 PM
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This should help you get started. Good for you making changes in your diet to be healthier. You are wise.

Just keep reading and learning about nutrition to keep growing healthier. Good luck!

https://www.helpguide.org/articles/h...thy-eating.htm
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Old 02-23-2020, 09:15 PM
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I agree with Teach 5 and md2dkh3 on the Whole Foods Plant Based approach. Dr. Michael Greger's How Not to Die is a great book. Forks Over Knives on Netflix is a must-see, and maybe also Game Changers.

A good website is pcrm.org, where they have a free 3-week kickstart program.

Another one that explains the how and why is Dr. McDougall's Health & Medical Center: https://www.drmcdougall.com/health/e...ugall-program/
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Old 02-24-2020, 04:23 AM
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The site 100 Days of Real Food might be helpful.
I LOVE this blog. I use their recipes all the time and have all of her cookbooks. It is a bit of a mindset change in terms of trying to avoid refined and overly processed foods, so take it slow. But it really helps you eat better.

They do some very easy step by step instructions

https://www.100daysofrealfood.com/#start_here

My favorite of their cookbooks is Fast and Fabulous, because I am all about quick meals
https://www.100daysofrealfood.com/my-cookbooks/

The mini pledge is also a good way to ease into it. $35, but offers a lot of advice. Of course, you can access a lot of the recipes and blog info for free. But I liked having the pledge all in one place with ideas each week of what to focus on. https://www.100daysofrealfood.com/mini-pledge/
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Old 02-24-2020, 04:36 PM
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Plant based diet can address many of those issues....
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Thank you!!
Old 02-24-2020, 05:45 PM
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Thank you guys so much! I had totally forgotten about 100 Days, and I even have her book!

I've put the books in my amazon cart, although I think I'll try the library first. I've also bookmarked the websites, so after I cool down from Turbo Fire (Blast from BeachBody's past! ), I'm going to do some reading.

Thank you all!!


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