The author, founder of the Stress Reduction Clinic at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center, is perhaps the best-known proponent of using meditation to help patients deal with illness. This book is also a terrific introduction for anyone who has considered meditating but was afraid it would be too difficult or would include religious practices they found foreign. Kabat-Zinn focuses on “mindfulness,” a concept that involves living in the moment, paying attention, and simply “being” rather than “doing.” While you can practice anything “mindfully,” from taking a walk to cleaning your house, Kabat-Zinn presents several meditation techniques that focus the attention most clearly, whether it’s on a simple phrase, your breathing, or various parts of your body.
The Whole Life Nutrition Cookbook offers readers and foods lovers a new and in-depth look at foods found in their whole form and how to prepare them. Learn to prepare foods that promote optimal health, decrease inflammation, prevent disease, and energize your body. There are over 200 delicious, nourishing recipes in this cookbook that will delight your taste buds and satisfy your soul. The Whole Life Nutrition Cookbook includes evidence-based information on whole foods, information on food sensitivities, including ways to adapt recipes with gluten, dairy, eggs, or soy sensitivities, a complete guide to stocking your whole foods pantry, sweet and savory whole grain baked goods that are gluten, dairy, egg and soy-free, scrumptious vegetarian recipes along with delicious fish, poultry, and meat recipes, a schedule for introducing solid foods to infants and a proven 28-day elimination and detoxification diet.