Meals That Heal Inflammation: Embrace Healthy Living And Eliminate Pain, One Meal At A Time

Paperback | December 27, 2011

byJulie Daniluk

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TV host and nutritionist Julie Daniluk reveals just how much pain is caused by inflammation and shows how to relieve it through diet. Featuring a practical nutrition guide, menu plan and 130 easy and delicious recipes,  Meals That Heal Inflammation  makes healthful eating a true pleasure.

Inflammation is on the rise. Conditions such as allergies, skin disorders, asthma, heart disease, arthritis and any other condition ending in "itis" all have an inflammatory component. In  Meals That Heal Inflammation  registered holistic nutritionist Julie Daniluk shows how to change our immune response through diet. The first part of the book outlines the six causes of inflammation and gets to the root of the pain we experience. She then shows how to build a healthy kitchen full of foods that will contribute to our well-being. The book's easy and tempting recipes include quinoa salad, salmon with fennel and even key lime pie. Extensively researched, and full of information about the healing properties of everyday foods,  Meals That Heal Inflammation  will be a mainstay in any kitchen with a healthy focus.

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TV host and nutritionist Julie Daniluk reveals just how much pain is caused by inflammation and shows how to relieve it through diet. Featuring a practical nutrition guide, menu plan and 130 easy and delicious recipes,  Meals That Heal Inflammation  makes healthful eating a true pleasure.Inflammation is on the rise. Conditions such as ...

JULIE DANILUK, RHN, hosts Healthy Gourmet, a reality cooking show that airs on OWN (the Oprah Winfrey Network). Julie has appeared on The Dr. Oz Show, The Right Fit and The Marilyn Denis Show. Julie has been a co-operative owner of one of Canada's largest health food stores, The Big Carrot. She creates one healthy recipe a week for Cha...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:416 pages, 8.99 × 7.48 × 1 inPublished:December 27, 2011Publisher:Random House of CanadaLanguage:English

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Rated 2 out of 5 by from Take it with a grain of salt. I was looking for an inflammation/food connection when I bought this book. Although it does have some information, a method of identifying your irritants and meal suggestions, it looses its validity with silly new age terms like "tones the body", "strong liver detoxifier", and "cleansing the gallbladder." Ultimately like a Dr Oz book, it is full of statements that your own MD would never speak. Use the menus if you must, just don't expect your liver, kidneys or brain to be purified!
Date published: 2013-03-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful Healing Tool for Inflammation! Meals That Heal Inflammation (MTHI) is both a mega guidebook and cookbook in one written by Julie Daniluk, Nutritionist Extraordinaire! Julie's experience as a nutritionist comes through in how clearly she describes how each food (and an excess or deficiency of it, affects our health). She includes simple steps to start adding anti-inflammatory foods to your diet now and which foods to toss out. One of the things I can't stop eating is actually a honey mustard dressing she has with raw honey--DELICIOUS! Three Highlights from the Book… 1. Don't underestimate your emotional health. You can't heal inflammation in your body without healing your mind as well. Three mind balancing activities: meditate, get moving, and don't take yourself so seriously:) 2. Stop turning off your pain response (in other words - put the aspirin down and listen to your body!) The author explains that you need to know when you have an ache or a pain since this is your body's way of letting you know something is wrong. Pushing through the pain because it's dulled by aspirin or over-the-counter pain meds could be decreasing your opportunity to identify inflammation and permanently heal a nagging condition. 3. Meals are easy and good (they're even for picky little eaters - ages 3, 5, 7) I love the freshness of each meal and that I'm getting a powerful vitamin, mineral, anti-inflammatory burst of goodness with each bite! My kids on the other hand loved the smells and taste of each crispy kale chip and sesame green bean! This is different from the shrieks and shrills I usually hear when anything green appears on their plate. I found MTHI to be very enlightening and answered a lot of questions about my own gut, childhood and adult food poisonings, gut linings and how to live without stomach discomfort. My family and I eat a gluten free wheat free diet (sometimes casein free as well) so I'm always looking for new meals and new meal ideas we'll all enjoy that are also good for us. It is important to note that you don't have to have a stomach issue (or be wildly obsessed with anti-inflammatory foods) to enjoy this book. The meals themselves are worth cooking up for mind, body and inner health! **I received this book for free for review purposes from Hay House Book Nook.
Date published: 2012-10-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A+ for healthy recipes Meals that Heal Inflammation is a thoughtfully written book. I appreciate how it is organized with easy to find information that is recapped and referenced. I think the ideas behind the book are helpful. Julie Daniluk states that there is no right diet for anyone, everyone is unique. What Julie provides is a method to figure out what your own food sensitivities are. She covers the various reasons why inflammation may occur and addresses lifestyle aspects that can help reduce the impact of inflammation. The book has point form summaries of each chapter and the layout is easy to read and easy to find information. There are quizzes and easy tables to quickly assess your needs. Then, Julie provides a plan to slowly remove foods from your diet that are likely culprits of inflammation – whether allergen based or a health condition. Also, given the wide variety of sensitivities people have, Julie includes practical suggestions to accommodate, say a soy based sensitivity/allergy so recipes can be altered to individual needs. I tried out some of the 120 recipes that are included in this book. I think the recipes fared well. My four year old son liked the pesto (cheese and nut free) and the African Nut Butter Stew. The Dijon chicken recipe didn’t fare as well with my son, but my parents both liked it. The Best Carrot Cake Ever is likely a new recipe addition to my mom's repetoire of recipes it was enjoyed so much. It can be hard to come across good recipes that are dairy, wheat, gluten and nightshade vegetable free; all of the recipes fit these criteria. What a delight. FTC Disclosure: I received this book for free from Hay House Publishing for review purposes. The opinions are completely my own based on my own perspectives.
Date published: 2012-08-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Recipes, Clear Information I have struggled with inflammation for years as arthritis in my elbow and shoulder. My wife picked up this book for recipe ideas (which are fantastic by the way), but I soon was captivated by the way Julie explains the reasons why we have inflammation. Who would have known that food can have such healing powers when you know what to eat, and what to avoid! I am not scientifically minded, so the charts and graphs were very helpful. My wife actually copied the food pyramid and posted it on the fridge for easy viewing. I catch her secretly smiling at me when I sit down at the table to consult the red light, yellow light, green light chart before making a snack. I look forward to seeing how the Meals That Heal plan will work for me over the 8-12 weeks that Julie recommends, as I have only been following it for a week and already have more energy throughout the day. Glad to see that good books are still being published. This one is certainly a keeper for us and I will likely be buying one for my sister as well to help with her chronic fatigue.
Date published: 2012-01-09

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Editorial Reviews

NATIONAL BESTSELLER“Julie Daniluk is an expert on tuning up immune systems through diet.... With 130 easy and delicious recipes, the book makes healthy eating at home a pinch.” —Canadian House & Home “An easy-to read explanation of what is a complex subject.... Her care and attention to detail shows.”—The Vancouver Sun  “I can’t decide whether to give this book to my doctor or put it in my kitchen. Maybe I’ll do both.... Daniluk makes such a convincing case for eating well, I actually believe her when she says she now craves blueberries over chocolate cake.... The recipes and inspiration in  Meals That Heal Inflammation will help you make the right choice.” —Vitality “Making a healthy shift in diet can be tough. Julie provides the tools you need to make the change and have healing foods taste great.” —Dr. John Gray, New York Times bestselling author of Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus “This book is indispensable for anyone wanting to get to the root of illness. Extremely well written and documented,  Meals That Heal Inflammation makes it easy to learn how to reverse inflammation naturally.”—Zoltan P. Rona, M.D., M.Sc., author, Vitamin D, The Sunshine Vitamin“Like a good friend holding your hand, Julie guides you step by step through the entire health-creating process. Drawing on personal experience and the latest research, she clearly explains what causes inflammation and—more importantly—how to permanently eliminate it. Julie provides several whole food, plant-based recipe options that I agree are excellent for pain-free, high-quality living.” —Brendan Brazier, Professional Ironman triathlete and the bestselling author of The Thrive Diet “What makes  Meals That Heal Inflammation such a valuable resource is that it’s not only tackling the issue underlying some of the most prevalent health conditions of our time, but it’s coming from someone who lives the life she advocates for others. Julie has come up against inflammatory issues herself, done an impressive amount of research, and shares clearly with readers what simple steps they can take to feel great.” —jae steele, RHN and author of Get It Ripe: A Fresh Take on Vegan Cooking & Living“Julie is so knowledgeable and passionate about food and its power to heal. How incredible to have so much of her wisdom (and fantastic recipes!) gathered in one place. A delicious book, an inspiring guide to good health.” —Gillian Deacon, TV host and author of Green For Life “ Meals That Heal Inflammation is an extraordinary book that I have been thrilled to read. Julie presents easy-to-prepare, outrageously delicious balanced meals from wholesome foods. This book can take your health to an elevated new level and the best news—it is just a single meal away.” —Sam Graci, internationally renowned lecturer, researcher and bestselling author“Julie has done an excellent job of helping people understand that food can be used as medicine to control pain and inflammation. I highly recommend this book.” —Lorna Vanderhaeghe, bestselling author and medical journalist“Julie makes adopting an anti-inflammatory diet an easy-to-navigate and delicious journey. This book is a fantastic resource for anyone looking to improve their health from the inside-out. A must-read.” —Leslie Beck, RD, bestselling author of The Plant-Based Power Diet and Globe and Mail columnist