Guest Author - Deborah Adams
The Executive Chef's Arthritis Cookbook & Health Guide by Prentiss Carl Haupt, Certified Executive Chef and James McKoy, M.D. Rheumatologist
This cookbook and health guide from Certified Executive Chef Prentiss Carl Haupt and rheumatologist James McKoy, M.D. combines their many years of experience and research in their respective fields together to bring us a wealth of information on the importance of food in the treatment of arthritis pain.
Chapter one lists information, facts and suggestions for people with arthritis. There are also illustrations for products that help arthritic hands with cooking, eating and various other tasks throughout the book. The second chapter addresses Innovative Treatments for the 21st Century. This chapter describes many of the new drugs that are becoming available to treat the problems associated with arthritis. Alternative & Complementary Approaches to Treating Arthritis are described in Chapter three and including a section on Complementary Treatment for Fibromyalgia/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Chapter four: Arthritis & Nutrition lists case histories and study groups with a high percentage of people who benefited from the change in diet. There are also suggestions and fun tips along with information on sugar, sweeteners, flour, salt and more.
The following chapters: The NO foods, Apples and Honey, Facts About Water, Facts About Fats & Roux, Kitchen Tools, Herbs And Spices and Cooking Methods are great sources of information including the top 10 reasons to use honey and a guide to the many types of honey available.
The rest of the chapters (12 - 22) contain many recipes all of which do not include animal products such as milk, cream ,cheeses, butter, and sour cream instead relying on the same products made from grains, beans and more that can be obtained from health food stores and more often today from supermarkets. They also do not use white sugar, white flour or salt in their recipes but instead offer instructions on making a salt substitute and use honey and wheat flour. These recipes are healthier but also very tasty! Try a marinade such as Tangerine-Basil-Parmesan Marinade on your next fish meal and see for yourself. This is just one of many mouth watering recipes available. Some of the other recipes included in the cookbook are Creamy Coconut Dressing, Yellow Beans with Nuts and Garlic Chives, Stir Fried Pea Pods with Shrimp and Water Chestnuts, Chicken Breast Teriyaki Style and Peach Crisp to name a few.
This is a big book with a lot of recipes each of which have a nutritional analysis. The last chapter in the book is Health Foods. Health food substitutes for many common ingredients are listed here. Following that there are two food pyramid guides; one for vegetarians and one for non-vegetarians. There is also a table of equivalents, suggested weights for heights for men and women, a list of arthritis resources with addresses and phone numbers, websites, organizations, books and a glossary of terms commonly used in arthritis care. Another plus is that there are extra order sheets in the back of the book for ordering extra copies for friends or family who might also be suffering with arthritis.
This cookbook is a definite must for anyone who wants to take an active role in their health. If you love aromatherapy you might was to visit the site of his brother Kurt's aromatherapy candles.