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The PlantPlus Diet Solution: Personalized Nutrition for Life

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Nutrition for the 21st Century
Joan Borysenko, Ph.D., a Harvard-trained cell biologist, health psychologist, and New York Times best-selling author, believes that when you’ve got the right information, you can make powerful choices to change your life. She cuts through the thicket of confusing—and often downright wrong—advice on nutrition and gives you easy-to-digest, bit
Hardcover, 360 pages
Published September 30th 2014 by Hay House, Inc. (first published January 6th 2014)
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Sep 22, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I don't think that there's any earth shattering information in this book. We have known for a long time that a plant-based diet is the basis for good health. I guess for someone who has no diet awareness the book could be useful. ...more
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The PlantPlus Diet Solution is one of the most comprehensive books out there in terms of understanding everything going on in the diet/health world right now. It makes for a long read but also an especially good one for those who need to understand why lifestyle/diet changes are needed and how they work. Without this information, going on a diet blindly ends up feeling like having the joy pulled out of one's life. But
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Feb 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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Nowadays its pretty difficult to sail on the foggy waters of food, diet and nutrition. It's very easy to hit an iceberg -- to get stuck on some sort of controversial and partial point of view. American physician Steven Bratman, M.D. calls one of them for example 'orthorexia' that is an eating disorder characterized by extreme or excessive preoccupation with eating food believed to be healthy. Fortunately Joan does a brilliant job in this book helping us to navigate these choppy waters of nutriti ...more
Edythe Hamilton
The Plant Plus Diet Solution is comprised of scientific information regarding the food you digest and its effect on your health, and how to incorporate plant-based foods into your diet while omitting processed foods. The information includes chapters on metabolism, carbohydrates, sugar, insulin, and the fat anc cholesterol war.

The Plant Plus Diet Solution is not a recipe cookbook, 48 out of 303 pages contain cooking recipes to sample. The book has a few menu plans, suggestions on checking insuli
Dec 22, 2014 rated it liked it
More like maybe 3 1/2 stars. The book was easy enough to read and quite interesting. A majority of it is the science behind food and different types of diets and how it all affects us. I really like the idea of eating Plant+. Unfortunately, I didn't feel like there was enough "how-to" in this book. If I remember correctly she devoted two very short chapters on the actual "plan" or "solution". One was what you should and shouldn't eat for the first four weeks or so to kind of reset your body and ...more
Aug 03, 2014 rated it liked it
According to the author in the end people are divided on the basis of the speed with which they metabolize carbohydrates, if you are among those who are not very fast, it would be better if you ate a lot of protein, but good ones. Exhaustive compendium of scientific and biological information about food, metabolism and diets, with the addition of a number of tips and recipes. Interesting.

Secondo l'autore alla fine le persone si dividono sulla base della velocitá con cui metabolizzano i carboidra
Sep 01, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Decided to buy and read this book after learning about the author and meeting her husband in Santa Fe. Lots of good, interesting information for a healthier lifestyle that is not too difficult to follow.
Sep 03, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Foolishly I thought this would a more vegan kind of book, however was still interesting all the same, i would have preferred if the recipes were throughout the book
Oct 10, 2014 rated it really liked it
Joan Borysenko is a scientist jack of all trades. This latest book showcases her method of analyzing all of the recent research reports on nutrition, and then explaining it in a way the rest of us can understand. Her biggest message in this is 'one size does NOT fit all' when it comes to diets, and as the proud owner of a living body you have to learn what fuel to give yours to make it work best. Once that is said, she shares the system she came up with that works for her and her husband which e ...more
Fabrizio Poli
Feb 12, 2015 rated it liked it
This is a clever book with lots of useful information. Instead of being the usual natural health book about plant-based diet and why it's the healthiest solution out there this talks about incorporating a lot more plants into your diet. This is an approach more in tune with most people out there, especially if you love your meat.

I personally follow a plant-based diet but admit most people just aren't interested in this type of eating.

If you're a big meat eater and you want to improve how you eat
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After watching the documentary, “Heal” on Netflix, I was very impressed with Joan Borysenko. After looking up all she had written I bought this book and her book on 52 meditations. This book was very well written and took great pains to explain the importance of a mainly Plant based diet. I have read some of the suggestions made before, but now understand why to make a change.
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