Review by Marlene Engel
Although this is a book about nutrition, it’s Jennifer’s story that really is the star of the book. Her childhood was anything but typical. The daughter of a pedophile father and a mother who passed at a young age from cancer, at times she was forced to steal food if she wanted to eat. Much of her young life she lived off of scraps and junk food. Despite her deprived upbringing, she learned that by simply changing what you put into your body, you could change how you feel not only physically, but emotionally. This led her into the field of nutrition and opening up her own practice called Passionate Nutrition.
It’s almost daily that you hear about a new diet craze claiming that if you eat this or eliminate that then you are guaranteed optimum health. I don’t know about you, but when it comes to restricting my diet, I find that I never achieve the results that I set out to. With Jennifer’s approach, she actually encourages abundant eating. Which, for me, is very doable! She goes on to explain The Healthy Trinity, which is digestion, balance and whole foods and when unbalanced the body as a whole is affected.
In this book, the author offers healthy ways to lose weight with recipes to encourage health and liveliness. It’s not your mother’s typical cookbook, but instead shows the author’s journey from starvation to optimum health of both body and soul. Her inspirational story is both heartbreaking and uplifting at the same time. It’s a true testament that it’s not about where you’re at, but where you’re going in life that truly shapes who you are.
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About the Author:
JENNIFER ADLER is a nationally recognized nutrition expert and the founder and owner of Passionate Nutrition. A certified nutritionist in the state of Washington, Jennifer is an adjunct faculty member at Bastyr University, and co-founder of the International Eating Disorders Institute. She holds a master's of science in clinical nutrition and counseling and a graduate certificate in spirituality, health, and medicine from Bastyr University. She was trained at the School of Natural Cookery in Boulder, Colorado. She lives on Bainbridge Island, Washington.
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