Three Great Real Food Books
So much has been going on round here, it’s been hard to keep up! Fortunately, the things that have been keeping me busy are activities that are moving me closer to my goals, so it’s all good 🙂 Even though I haven’t had much time for posting, I’ve actually been very busy working on the whole blogging thing. A great opportunity came my way to enroll in Dr. Axe’s Institute of Nutritional Leadership, and it’s been amazing so far! The 8 week program is aimed at health professionals and wanna-be health professionals (that would be me!)- from bloggers to doctors, who want to grow their business and reach more people. Participants have an hour long conference call with Dr. Axe twice a week to learn the basics of nutritional counseling, as well as how to grow an online business. I’ve already learned some super helpful stuff and I’m excited to implement the things I’ve learned into the blog so you can benefit as well! If you read my post on my goals for this year, you also know I plan to start the Nutritional Therapy Practitioner’s Program this Fall through the NTA. I’m looking forward to helping others overcome their own health challenges and improve their quality of life through this certification and The Institute of Nutritional Leadership is definitely helping to prepare me for that.
I know I keep saying it, but it’s true- I’ve got tons of fun things planned for the blog. So much in fact, that I’ve been struggling with where to start! One area I’ve really been wanting to touch on is Real Food- what it is, where to find it, how to prepare it- but I’ve been a little stumped on how to lay it out clearly so I decided to switch gears for now and recommend a few great books on real food that can help you sort out the diet confusion.
1. Real Food for Real Life by Emily Benfit of butterbeliever.com is a clear-cut, no nonsense guide to real food. This would be a great one to start with if you don’t know where to start! Real food is laid out in simple, no nonsense terms that make the ins and outs of real food totally doable. P.S.- This ebook is on sale for $5 right now, along with Emily’s other book, The Sleep Solution! Grab them here. Don’t miss this!
2. Eat the Yolks: Discover Paleo, fight food lies, and reclaim your healthrealfoodliz.com is a well researched, in depth, well written book (if you like 80’s movies references) that anyone interested in real food needs to read. Find out the real truth about egg yolks, canola oil and sunscreen!! A graduate of the Nutritional Therapy Association herself, I have to give Liz credit for being one of the first voices to get me started on my own real food journey as well as leading me to the NTA and giving the encouragement to go for my dream to be a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner. Plus, Liz is a Kansas girl herself, so you gotta show some love for our home girl!
3. Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon. The real food bible written by a veteran real food warrior- Sally is the President of the Weston A. Price Foundation. This isn’t just a book on real food, it’s a cookbook! In fact, it’s not just a cookbook, it’s a cooking tome, with just a recipe for just about any traditional food you can think of. Sprouted grains, anyone? Liver? Fermented dairy products? This is the place to start! (There are some more mainstream recipes too, like cookies and roast chicken, in case that description just scared you a little bit.) This one is a great resource to own and refer to on your own real food journey.
What are your favorite real food books? What books or websites started you off on your own journey towards real health? I’d love for you to share it with me in the comments!