Our Current Healthy Obsessions: Cookbook Edition
As the wise Hippocrates once said “Let food be thy medicine, and medicine thy food.” This is a central principle in functional medicine and something we advocate to our patients and as a staff implement in our lives on a daily basis. Healthy eating doesn’t have to mean eating like a rabbit and eating simple, flavorless meals. However, it is easy to get stuck in a rut when you are cooking as many meals as possible at home. Cookbooks are a great way to get new ideas and wake up your tastebuds. Look no further for some new dinner inspiration:
Emily Miller – The Whole 30 Cookbook
The Whole30 cookbook is a game changer in my home! It’s easy to feel like eating healthy means you will only be having chicken and broccoli served three different ways, but this doesn’t happen with whole30. I love having creative recipes at hand while knowing I am serving my family important and healing nutrients!
Andrea Cogley – Danielle Walker’s Against All Grains Celebrations
As someone who is grain free and dairy free this has opened up so many options that not only I can enjoy, but enjoy with my family as well. I am never at a loss for what to make for big family gatherings or when having friends over since the recipes are loved by all – paleo or not! The dairy free ranch and salad recipes are among some of my most loved!
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Ashley Lees – Real Food Heals
I love this book because of the amazing recipes that are not only healthy for everyone but are also are a huge factor as to what helped him get healthy as well. They are such easy recipes to make and are really great for busy days!
Yvette Johnstone – Weeknight Paleo
After a long day at work cooking a big meal and having to wash multiple dishes is definitely not my idea of fun. Weeknight Paleo has made my after-work dinners a breeze with quick meals that can be made on one sheet pan thus saving me time without having to skimp on taste!
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Dr. Will Cole, IFMCP, DNM, DC, leading functional medicine expert, consults people around the world via webcam and locally in Pittsburgh. He received his doctorate from Southern California University of Health Sciences and post doctorate education and training in functional medicine and clinical nutrition. He specializes in clinically researching underlying factors of chronic disease and customizing a functional medicine approach for thyroid issues, autoimmune conditions, hormonal imbalances, digestive disorders, and brain problems. Dr. Cole was named one of the top 50 functional medicine and integrative doctors in the nation and is the best selling author of Ketotarian and The Inflammation Spectrum.
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