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Probiotic and Prebiotic Recipes for Health

2.6 of 5 stars 2.60  ·  rating details  ·  10 ratings  ·  4 reviews
The first cookbook on this hot health topicTrillions of bacteria naturally occur in the intestines, and most help protect the body from disease. These protective bacteria are called probiotics. Foods that nourish these "good" bacteria are called prebiotics. A number of factors can upset the balance between the levels of "good" and "bad" bacteria. There is evidence that con ...more
ebook, 224 pages
Published May 1st 2008 by Fair Winds Press (MA)
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There is a small selection of decent whole-foods recipes in this book, but . . .

I had the funny feeling while reading it that the author must have some close ties to food product manufacturers. The book seems to be featuring certain products--and not the organic ones (though a few are listed in less-prominent positions). In addition, the author insists that High-Fructose Corn Syrup is just fine in moderation and that sugar in yoghurt is not a problem, since it's just the right amount to encoura
When I read this book, I just thought 'wow' - and not in a good way. This book is very unlike most books on this topic.

There are so many good health books out there which go against the conventional wisdom and offer valuable information that is not in the mainstream.

This is not one of those books. The information in this book is of the quality you would see in any lightweight news story on health on television or in the Sunday papers health sections.

Readers are warned about the immense 'dangers'
This book has some good information, such as specific uses for different probiotic strains. The recipes were no surprise. I'm glad I borrowed it from the library, and it was worth taking some notes. Not sure I would buy it, not due to the quality, but due to the growing wealth of information that is becoming available in this area. This is a rapidly growing area of study.
Boring, poorly laid out, poorly presented, poorly written, not well researched. Crappy, boring recipes. Who paid for this book, Kraft or Kellogg's? What a waste of my time.
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