It Starts with Food

**Run for the Children of Sandy Hook! Some fellow Connecticuter’s are organizing a race to honor those we lost last Friday. The race will most likely be a 5k run/walk, they will also be having a virtual component for those of you out of state who would like to participate but cannot attend the actual race. Details have yet to be finalized but you can get more information on the facebook page**

A few weeks ago I received a copy of “It Starts With Food” by Dallas and Melissa Hartwig. Reading different approaches to health and wellness truly intrigue me and their concept of Whole30 really peaked my interest.

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“It Starts with Food” outlines a clear, balances, sustainable plan to permanently change the way people eat and transform their lives in profound an unexpected ways.”

“Their program changes people’s lives in just 30 days by giving their readers a clear and simple plan.” They have helped many people reduce or eliminate symptoms related to diabetes, obesity, high cholesterol, auto immune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn’s and celiac disease, and psychological conditions such as bipolar disorder, ADHD and depression.

Going into this book I had no intention of following the diet and after completion of the book I still have no intention of following the diet. Simply because I think I live a pretty healthy and balanced lifestyle and having restrictions haven’t ended well for me in the past.

I found this book to be very informative. You can tell Dallas and Melissa put a LOT of time into this book. They have scientific research to back everything up! They explain everything in such a way that you can’t help but nod your head in agreement and understanding.

They choose the foods by following four guidelines:
1.) They promote a healthy psychological response.
2.) They promote a healthy hormonal response.
3.) They support a healthy gut.
4.) They support immune functioning and minimize inflammation.

The first half of the book is full of information and facts the second half of the book highlights the Whole30 plan. If you are someone looking to get a handle on your diet, or fighting any of the diseases I mentioned above, I would highly encourage you to pick up a copy of this book and give the Whole30 plan a try!

Have you heard of the Whole30 plan?

Will you read this book?

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