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Plant based diets are suddenly all the rage as people become increasingly aware of the health and environmental costs of eating a highly refined, animal product heavy diet. But in a world full of conflicting information, opinions and needs, just how do you know the best way to eat for you and your family?
Eat Well Live Well with The Sensitive Foodie will show you why and how great food can make all the difference to you as an individual and the wider world around.
Eat Well Live Well with The Sensitive Foodie covers my plant-based journey of discovery from India to the UK and how putting the things I learnt into practice has helped me manage my health challenges whilst eating great tasting food.
Split into two halves, the first half explores my philosophy of health and well-being, how everything is connected and ultimately it's up to us to care for our amazing bodies. Then it's the tasty part - over 100 tried, tested and delicious recipes to help you start your own Eat Well Live Well journey. This is not another book telling you what to do. I aim to show you why and, more importantly, how to do it.
First reviews of Eat Well Live Well with The Sensitive Foodie
Those of us who are sensitive or intolerant to certain foods are on the increase and dealing with these dietary requirements can be a minefield. Karen Lee has carried out lengthy, in depth research and The Sensitive Foodie will come as a godsend. Not only is it an informative point of reference but, with its delicious recipes and tips, it will appeal to other members of the family who are not affected in the same way.
Bryony Hill, author (Grow Happy, Cook Happy, Be Happy)
This book is a gem! I have been following Professor George Jelinek’s Overcoming MS diet and lifestyle programme since 2018 and was recommended Karen Lee’s Eat Well, Live Well course later that same year. I find her personally inspirational and am delighted she has written this book which I hope will not only help other people with MS, but many others who want to adopt a healthy whole food, plant based diet.
The first part of the book covers a personal history of dairy intolerance, the historical explosion of convenience foods, the stress of working in ICU for the much loved (but at times, stress toxic) NHS and the resulting link between diet, lifestyle and chronic ill health. The path to recovery involved a move to India, careful research and adoption of a whole food, plant based diet. All very accessible. Other topics well explained include the importance of our microbiome, the role inflammation and a leaky gut plays a number of chronic diseases and the importance of telomeres and phytonutrients. Encouraged that it is never too late to make the changes required to eat well, this book is also gives very practical advice covering the food types, cooking techniques and equipment required to make the changes easier.
The second part has loads of very good recipes to try. There are sample menus to help put meals together, a glossary of unusual ingredients and then some useful online resources.
I thoroughly recommend this book to anyone who is looking to understand the theory behind why there is a health need for us all to move towards a more whole food, plant based diet and for anyone who is also looking for the practical help with great recipes to make that fresh start.
Dr Cathryn Stokes MPhil MRCGP FRSM
Extract from the forward:
Growth requires change, and disease reversal requires a shift in consciousness. By following Karen's passionate journey and personal stories through the insightful chapters, anyone can connect the dots to a higher consciousness and a healthier lifestyle.
What I particularly love in Karen’s work is the large number of recipes that are tried and tested. If we can marry health with taste, what more do we need? Karen has also loaded the book with tips to help you with your health journey, recognising that it’s not easy to change habits but once the habits are changed, they become a way of life. And as she takes you through her narrative, she stays real without becoming dogmatic.
Dr Nandita Shah, Founder and Director of SHARAN-India
This lady certainly knows her quinoa from her quorn....and is a qualified nurse to boot.
She explores the relationship between food and health using whole-food, plant-based cooking...questions the science, myths and beliefs about food and health, and so much more.
Mix that with a creative drive to experiment with new and exciting meals with over 100 recipes, as well as updating
the tried and tested, and you have a wonderful combination to begin or expand your whole-food, plant-based, vegan journey...as well as a journey into better health. I highly recommend.
Amazon review from Pippa135
These recipes are easy to follow and result in delicious dishes. I have been fortunate enough to enjoy some of Karen's cooking and have used some of her recipes before, so I knew the recipe side would be good. What I had not expected, however, was the informative and fascinating first half, which explains in clear, layman's terms, the benefits of a whole-food, plant-based diet. Armed with this understanding, I feel ever more confident that this diet is the logical step for anyone seeking to optimise their health.
Karen Costelo-McFeat on Amazon
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You will find out:
- the food-health connection and issues about eating in the modern world
- just how amazing our bodies are and discover how hard it works to help us live well
- how chronic inflammation affects health
- about the magical microbiome and how to care for our bacterial guests
- just eat a whole-food plant-based diet includes and it benefits individuals and the world as a whole
- how to make changes that for you
Recipes for you and your family
Over 100 tasty recipes that you and your family will love without tying you to the kitchen. Includes:
- recipes to start the day well
- mix and match options
- quick family suppers
- dishes to entertain
- sweet treats and desserts
Who's Eat Well Live Well with The Sensitive Foodie written for?
Anyone who is interested in eating great food and staying fit and healthy will benefit from reading my book. But specifically this has been written to empower the reader to make positive changes so this if for you if:
- you have a chronic health problem that you want to transform with lifestyle changes. This could be type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol, obesity, allergies, eczema, autoimmune disease, chronic fatigue - the list goes on.
- you have food sensitivities and intolerances but still want to eat great tasting food
- you have weight issues and are fed up with going on a diet or have experienced yo-you dieting and want to have sustained weight loss that stays off
- you are the main cook in the house and living with a new vegan or someone making dietary changes because of their health and want to learn how to make sure they are eating the right things
- you are just plant-curious and want to know more about eating a whole-food plant-based diet
- you love great food and want to learn something new