With ever-expanding media attention from films like Super Size Me and books like Fast Food Nation-not to mention the daily refrain of TV news anchors and newspaper columnists-it's pretty clear that American's suffer from poor eating habits. In addition to shortening your life, eating unwisely can also lead to a host of health problems, including imbalances in the endocrine system. Research suggests that most women will suffer from some debilitating hormonal problem at some point in their lives, and that the incidence of these problems increases dramatically for women over the age of fifty. The best way to avoid becoming part of these grim statistics is to make gradual changes to your lifestyle and diet-especially by including phytohormone-rich colored vegetables among those you eat each day.
The good news is that studies have revealed a technique that can dramtically increase your chances of success when you try improve your diet for better hormonal balance. That technique is the keeping of a daily record of what you eat, a food diary.This book, the journal companion to Sonia Gaemi's breakthrough book Eating Wisely for Hormonal Balance, leads you through the steps of starting and sticking to a food diary. Working directly in the journal's ample lined space, you'll learn how to become your own food and lifestyle coach, guiding yourself to make healthier choices every day. The journal also includes new and useful information to help you cleanse your system of toxins, plan menus, and choose foods that will increase your physical and emotional health. The nutritional plan and journaling technique in this book, working together, will maximize your chances for achieving a lighter and livelier new life.
Sonia Gaemi, EdD, RD, is a registered dietician and has a doctorate of international education. She runs a nutritional consulting practice in Berkeley, CA. An internationally known expert on multicultural food practices for self-healing, she has... Read more
“Sonia Gaemi's new book is a simple, easy-to-follow plan to improve well-being through the use of foods and activities that are enjoyable and individualized for each person and his or her lifestyle. I have known Sonia as a student, colleague, and wonderful cook at whose dinner table I have found tasty, satisfying food and companionship. What more can one ask for in life than good food, good friends, good feelings, and good health?” —Juno-Ann K. Clarke, RD, RN, Ph.D., professor emerita of dietetics at San Francisco State University