Low and behold, Beth Stedman’s site inspired me to try the recipe and purchase the book. Her journey in finding health cures and remedies for ailments is similar to mine.
Her husband is fighting stage four of melanoma. I have no doubt that Beth’s steadfast and tenacity of finding a cure will be very successful.
One thing for sure, Beth’s honesty is heartfelt. I love her quote “I am a believer, who often calls for grace.” And like Beth, I find Nourishing Traditions a great inspiration whether you are a novice or expert on nutrition.
Nourishing Traditions: The Cookbook that Challenges Politically Correct Nutrition and the Diet Dictocrats is one of those “must read & buy” books.
Not only is it a fabulous cookbook but it is a great reference book about traditional food and nutrition. The author depicts the common myth of the “politically correct” low-fat and low-cholesterol diet. In fact, it is emphasized often. However, there is much controversy to this synopsis. Many feel that a diet high in fat and cholesterol is detrimental to your health. Even the American Heart Association, the American Dietetic Association and other organizations have shown documented cases stating that diets high in certain fats and cholesterol can cause several health conditions.
Looking at the controversy subjectively, I find the book liken to the Joy of Cooking. No more, no less. And it is plain to see that it is a very popular book. Even Amazon has over 200 reviews. Even if you do not believe that a low-fat and low-cholesterol diet is a myth, there’s a lot of sidebar information that’s very eye-opening. In truth, Nourishing Traditions will have you contemplating what you “think” you know. It supports diets that our preindustrial cultures consumed, prior to commercialized and homogenized food.
Although you may see 5 stars on many books (unrewarding at that), this one is definitely at least a 5. It’s Not a “get rich” marketing book or an ill-researched piece thrown together haphazardly. It is plain to see that many years were spent compiling beneficial information and easy-to-read material. A definite keeper!
“I have to recommend . . . Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon. The first chapter of her book is so right on target that I feel a little guilty for taking her ideas.” — Robert C. Atkins, MD
From the Back Cover
The Diet Dictocrats don’t want you to know that…
Your body needs old-fashioned animal fats New-fangled polyunsaturated oils can be bad for you Modern whole grain products can cause health problems Traditional sauces promote digestion and assimilation Modern food processing denatures our foods but Ancient preservation methods actually increase nutrients in fruits, nuts vegetables, meats and milk products!
At last a successful challenge to Politically Correct Nutrition and the Diet Dictocrats!
Recalling the culinary customs of our ancestors, and looking ahead to a future of robust good health for young and old, Nourishing Traditions offers modern families a fascinating guide to wise food choices and proper preparation techniques. Sally Fallon unites the wisdom of the ancients with the latest independent and accurate scientific research in over 700 delicious recipes that will please both exacting gourmets and busy parents. –This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.