Supporting local farmers has really grown on people - and here's the guide to doing it right. There are so many great reasons to shop for and eat locally grown or raised foods, including freshness, taste, energy conservation, and supporting small business owners. That is why tens of thousands have made the switch to local foods. Now families and communities are enthusiastically supporting farmer's markets, artisan dairy farmers, cheese makers, family farms, local vineyards, and local livestock. Food expert and nutritionist Diane A. Welland explains what local eating is and isn't and how anyone can move toward a more sustainable way of eating. It covers: Types of foods considered local; what is in season when; Storing foods; Money saving tips. ? A practical approach for a challenging endeavor. ? Includes a complete overview of local eating across all 50 states.
A delectable guide that's in good taste. The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Wine & Food Pairing will help readers find the perfect pairings beyond the truism of red going with red and white going with white, noting the similarities and differences in intensity, acidity, and sweetness of the wines in relation to the tastes of the cuisine. ?Includes a glossary, a master pairings list for more than 100 foods and wines, wine menus for special dinners, and wine and food resources ?Breaks down white, red, sparkling, and dessert wines into flavor profiles for pairing ?Matches wines with international cuisine
The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Dehydrating Foods is a comprehensive introduction to the process of food dehydrating. Commercial dehydrators were once too expensive for the typical home, but they've become much more popular in recent years as people have discovered the value and versatility of drying foods at home for snacks such as dried fruits and vegetables, trail mix, jerkies, fruit leathers, and more, all at a fraction of the cost were they to buy commercially-dried foods. Today, people are using their home dehydrators for drying and preserving all types of foods, from fruits and vegetables, to herbs, and even drying flowers for crafts. The authors will take readers through the process, step by step, showing them how to buy the right dehydrator for their kitchen, how to use it properly so their yield and savings are maximized, and even how they can dry foods using less conventional methods, such as a solar dryer or even their conventional oven. Readers will benefit from more than 80 recipes that will enable them to preserve and create wonderful foods that will save them time,money, and bring a entirely new offering of tastes to their kitchen.
Author: Joy Bauer, M.S, R.D, C.D.N.
Release Date: 2005-11-01
Genre: Health & Fitness
Good health starts with good nutrition. With all the constant debate over diet fads, proper nutrition is slipping through the cracks. This revised and updated guide places the emphasis on good health by informing families of everything they need to know to get the best nutrition - from daily vitamin and mineral intake and facts about fats and cholesterol, to advice on shopping for healthy foods, and much more. -Includes updates to the USDA's Food Guide Pyramid -New numbers for blood pressure and sodium intake -A section onhelping overweight children -New fiber recommendations for kids -A new section on macrobiotics andraw diets Download a sample chapter.
Author: Alan H Pressman, D.C., Ph.D., C.N.N.
Release Date: 2007-03-06
Genre: Health & Fitness
The most up-to-date low-down on vitamins and minerals. Updated and revised for the first time since 2000, this new edition of The Complete Idiot's Guide to Vitamins and Minerals covers all the latest research and developments in vitamins, minerals, and supplements in the last six years. It features significant new information on Vitamins A and E, folate, and glycosamine, among many others, and sets the record straight on much of the conflicting information out there on this subject. --Covers all research and developments in vitamins, minerals, and supplements in the last six years --Significant new information on Vitamins A and E, folate, glycosamine, and others
Expert Don Mauer walks barbeque novices through the basic techniques of grilling, from building a fire (for charcoal grills) to getting the heat just right (for gas grills). With tips and 250 recipes, grillers will learn to manage their grill space and heating zones like a pro while surprising family and guests with everything from tasty hamburger basics to fantastic fish and veggies.
Author: Liz Scott
Release Date: 2009-10-06
Genre: Health & Fitness
Advice from a specialist plus over 200 recipes. For those who are lactose intolerant or have milk sensitivities, the only "cure" is to avoid dairy products. A unique combination of cookbook and advice book, The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Dairy-Free Eating provides readers with flavorful and healthy new alternatives that let them enjoy nutritious and delicious dairy-free meals that are sure to become new favorites. *Between 30 and 50 million Americans are lactose intolerant *Contains more than 200 recipes for meals, including desserts and snacks *Provides creative substitutes for dairy ingredients that go well beyond the offerings of competitors' books *Tips on reading food labels to find hidden dairy ingredients
You're no idiot, of course. You've heard it's possible to stave off a cold with echinacea, and St. John's wort is said to help lift you out of a funk. But when it comes to knowing which of the hundreds of herbal remedies are effective, you feel like you might as well go eat the daisies. Don't graze in your garden just yet! The Complete Idiot's Guide to Herbal Remedies is a comprehensive guide to the vast and varied herbs and natural agents that are purported to prevent everything from the sniffles to cancer.
The DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) Eating Plan is a dietary program that was developed by the National Institutes of Health and has been proven to be one of the most effective and healthy diet plans available today. The primary intention and benefit of the plan is to reduce the effects of hypertension; however, the plan has also proven to be an effective weight loss plan as well as a diabetes-friendly diet plan. In a 2011 study released by U.S. News and World Report, DASH was ranked as the number #1 overall diet plan among 20 of the most popular plans studied. It was also listed as the #1 diet plan for those suffering from diabetes. With over 160 recipes, The Complete Idiot's Guide® to DASH Diet Cooking takes a fresh approach compared to other books on the topic, most of which are loaded with general information on the DASH diet. The Complete Idiot's Guide to DASH Diet Cooking focuses instead on cooking the right way with DASH, and the reader will benefit from over 150 fantastic, DASH-compliant recipes. Readers will also benefit from structured meal plans that help keep them on track and the author's expert advice on supplementing the diet with exercise and other lifestyle changes to further enhance the benefits of DASH.
Author: David Sollars
Release Date: 2000-08-09
Genre: Health & Fitness
You're no idiot, of course. You know that for centuries, acupuncture and acupressure have been among the most effective alternative medical treatments available. Now you've decided to try one of them, but before you volunteer to be a human pincushion, you have just a few questions. So let's get to the point! 'The Complete Idiot's Guide to Acupuncture and Acupressure' offers a comprehensive look at these effective solutions in their various forms and functions. In this 'Complete Idiot's Guide', you get: -An introduction to the tools of the trade, including needles, magnets and exercise. -The lowdown on what to expect at your first treatment, and how to relax and enjoy it. -Treatments for everything from acne to menopause. -Words of wisdom, plus warnings and definitions to make the acu-path easy to follow.
The governed must know their government. Understanding how our government functions and the political forces that influence it is vital for all Americans. As a comprehensive overview and history of the subject, this book is designed to help anyone interested in learning about our government and the origins of its complex inner workings, our political system, and key elements that have affected our growth as a nation, all while serving as the best supplementary reading a student can get. - Author is an experienced Advanced Placement teacher - Students looking to take AP exams are a ready audience, along with citizenship applicants and CNN junkies - Large renewable market - Suitable as supplemental reading for coursework
Author: Maria Blanco, CFH
Release Date: 2013-04-02
Genre: Health & Fitness
For many years, coconut oil has been anecdotally credited with relieving and even curing a wide variety of the most deadly diseases and conditions. Recent evidence suggests that, taken in the right doses, it can also cause dramatic improvement in the brain function of Alzheimer's patients. Because conventional medicine so far has failed to find an effective treatment for this devastating disease, people are willing to give coconut oil a shot. But how much should they take, and what are easy ways to work it into the diet? And how and why could it really work? The Complete Idiot's Guide® to the Coconut Oil Diet examines the science behind medicinal coconut oil and helps readers integrate natural coconut oil into their diets easily. It gathers evidence and expert opinions on the use of coconut oil to help with the deadliest diseases and conditions, including: - Alzheimer's disease - Diabetes - Heart disease - Hypertension - Compromised immune system - Viruses and bacterial infections - Obesity - Skin conditions