Chapter 2: The Sad, Sad American Diet

I just finished reading Chapter Two.  Most information was familiar to me and served as a reminder to keep my own diet rich in whole foods.   The Standard American Diet (SAD) is high in hydrogenated and animal fats while low in fiber and complex carbohydrates as well as plant-based foods.  SAD contributes to fatal diseases … Continue reading

Chapter 1: The All-American Guinea Pig: Morgan’s Story

To introduce the 8-week detox, Alex Jamieson describes the daily diet and resulting symptoms and health concerns experienced by her then boyfriend, Morgan Spurlock, who put together the documentary “Super Size Me”.  What I noted was the diet pre-McDonalds consisting of fresh vegetables, whole grains, fresh fruit and organic meats and dairy products.  I can only assume … Continue reading

June 25th Meet-Up Notes and Recipe Posts

Great book club meeting this past week.  Teri Foley was our guest for this past week’s meeting and she is a graduate of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating here in Boulder.  She has learned about Dynamic Eating Psychology and Mind Body Nutrition.  Teri is also a Certified Personal Trainer and Corrective Exercise Specialist with the National Academy of … Continue reading

Stress Free Eating

This week I’ve decided to post some information related to the Slow Down Diet, but not contained in the book, information that is sort of supplemental reading for all of you in preparation of our next Book Club Meeting June 25th.  The following tips for Stress-Free Eating come from Alison Anton who is a Natural Chef … Continue reading

Chapter 6 – The Metabolic Power of Thought

 In this week’s chapter we understand the metabolic power of our bodies as it relates to how we think about the food we are eating.  Highlights of this week’s chapter “Key Lessons” are: What we think is electrochemically transduced into physiological responses. Thinking, therefore, is a nutritional choice. Negative thoughts about food directly inhibit digestion through … Continue reading