Sunday, February 23, 2014

Beating Arthritis Alternative Cooking by Baker Dan, Baker Dan LLC

Baker Dan opens his book with the question and answer, “How do you handle food restrictions?...Don’t panic, you can still enjoy a varied and versatile diet even if you’re restricting certain foods.” He goes on to explain that he had been diagnosed with Palindromic Rheumatoid Arthritis (PRA). The first signs were redness on his right index finger. He decided that it was time to create a cookbook with all natural recipes. Baker Dan’s recipes are all gluten-free, lactose-free, no added sugar, and Kosher.

He states, “…an alternative cooking regimen can lower or free you from reliance on medication.” He includes the ‘Self-Study and the Safe List’ which manages food to eat and avoid. He also recommends getting a medical checkup, trying a cleansing diet guided by your doctor or dietician, re-introducing foods to your diet, and sticking to it. 

Baker Dan says, “There are three major ways to create variety: cook the ingredients differently, treat the ingredients in different ways, and combine the ingredients with other ingredients.”

There were a few unique recipes I would like to try: Tuna and Zucchini Omelet and Grits Pudding. I never imagined that tuna and zucchini would work well in an omelet, let alone that pudding could be made from grits. There is also a recipe for ‘Light Tortillas.’ Each recipe includes nutritional facts and portion servings.

The Appendix offers a ‘safe list’ of ingredients that is personalized for Dan. He suggests consulting with your personal physician to create your own safe list. I recommend this book for people who want to change their diet to one with all natural ingredients.
I received this book free from Story Cartel for this review

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