Sareen's Reviews > It Starts with Food: Discover the Whole30 and Change Your Life in Unexpected Ways

It Starts with Food by Dallas Hartwig
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Jul 19, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: science-health, non-fiction, food
Read from July 19 to August 19, 2012

The premise for this book is that food can either make you healthier or less healthy-- there is no neutral food. Foods that make you less healthy do so in at least one of the four following ways: 1) they have a psychological addiction to them, 2) they mess with your hormones, 3) they mess with your gut, and/or 4) they mess with your immune system.

This book explains the concepts in a simple yet logical way that has the science to back it up. The authors do a lot of "talk to the reader" kind of writing which usually bothers me but for some reason I wasn't annoyed with them. It's a book that I would recommend to family and friends because as the authors put it at t the beginning, I "deeply care for their health."

In the appendix they have simple ideas for how to cook food every day in a sustainable way (not environmentally sustainable but sustainable in the sense that it's doable) and I was super inspired to cook more, even though I already have a husband who loves to cook for me and he does it well. Great resource and great read.

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